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SSSSSS 189? (iConsoHdated September 1. X897 -
VOL. 32, NO. 14
, ' .. Obion Democracy.
gj Last Monday at the courthouse ia
appointment to address the people of
Obion County. Harvey Hannah is a
candidate for the Democratic nomi-
natinn tnv nnro'pnnr ' nf TftnnpsflPIV
J and he is fairly1 making the voods
government for maladministration
and misappropriation of State funds.
He is especially caustic against the
present school organization in the
State for a system which has fostered
higher education at the expense of
the elementary schools. Says General
Hannah, twenty year& ago only twenty-five
per cent of the State taxes
were appropriated to the elementary
school fund, and a total of two mil
lions . of dollars . were collected for
school purposes.' Then there were
600,000 school children attending the
elementary schools. To-day fifty per
cent of the State tax is turned over
to the school fund and a total of six
teen millionsof dollars is devoted to
our elementary school system. Yet
the elementary shool term and at
tendance is practically the same now
as it was- twenty years ago. To-day
Tennessee stands from the bottom
fourth in illiteracy in the United
States. The pampered school lobby
has been fattened and fed with the
, school fund and the children of Ten-
nessee are deprived of the advan-
tages of an eletnentary education.
When Mynders was S vte Superinten
dent of schools in Tennessee he had a
secretary and a 3tengrapher. 1 The
, Department of Education in Tennes
" see is now manned by an army of sec
retaries, clerks, typists, etc. Every
State Superintendent since Mynders
has been provided with a sinecure po
sition, not primarily because of his
educational ability, but because he is
a past master in politics. Three State
.Normal Schools were established ex
pressly for three of the superinten-
dents. It was the 'organization of a
political machine, as The Commercial
has heretofore shown in this pager.
. Twenty-five per cent of the school
fund goes to the State Normals in
Tennessee. The presidents of thefee
institutions are paid liberal salaries
and the teachers in the rural schools
are not paid a decent living. General
Hannah said that if he is elected Gov
ernor of Tennessee, and he was con
fident that he would bo, he would un
dertake to revise the educational sys
tem in Tennissee until every "school
district in the State had an eight
months school and a fund sufficient
to pay competent teachers for these
General Hannah opened his speech
with the statement that Mr. Peay,
his competitor in the race, had omit
ted in his speeches an indorsement of
the Wilson administration. General
- Hannah stressed the fret also that
Mr. Peay had been interrogated as to
what kind of a Democrat he favored
for the United States Senate should
. he ever be called upon to appoint
such a man; a man who stood by the
Wilson" administration and the
League of Nations or a man who fol-
lowed the" lead of Henry Cabot Lodge,
" the rankest Republican and the bit
terest enemy of the South in the
-United States Senate. ' ,
General Hannah said that between
an octogenarian and a cold storage
Democrat the people of the State
could not afford to overlook the fact
that they should support a man who
could carry the State for the Demo
cratic ticket. They needed a man
who could go out on,the hustings and
battle for the interests of the party
in a crisis when the State is -iaxrid-den
and crushing under the weight
of an administration of profligacy and
waste. No man in the State has
been more loyal to the party than
General Hannah and he insists that
he can win in a campaign against
Governor Taylor in the general elec
tion. One of the other candidates is
too old to make the campaign and the
other is too cold and indifferent, to
the interests of the people.
The speech was nearly two hours
!n length. General Hannah devoted
himself to the tax question, the use
less expenditure in State government
and departments of administration
He was listened to with the closest
attention by a fair-sized audience.
backwards, and a lot of others, Just
as humorous. ,: "
Also the seven-reel feature,"All for
a Woman" was shown. This feature
rivals "Passion" in dramatic force.
Such critics as Raymond Hitchcock,
Leon Errol, Burton Holmes, Maclyn
Arbuckle and many others, after
viewing this play, htve made the re
mark that it was "stupendous."
Thousands of players appear in the
various scenes of this production by
a director who has injected into it
"punch" and verve. The dramatic
sequences are so intense and gripping
that the spectator is held chained to
the spot as the' story unfolds.
Among the Noteworthy features of
"All fdT a Woman" are the massive
sets which form the background of
the drama. One, showing the trial
chamber in which the victims of the
party in power are given a perfunc
tory hearing, is several hundred feet
ip length and width, and the tiers o
seats from which the spectators view
the proceedings rise to a height of
sixty feet.
Other massive sets show the inte
riors of the palaces of the dethroned
members of rolaJty with their lux
urious furnishings, and in these are
shown scenes of Babylonian revelry
and orgies.
Acting, direction and Settings have
been blended into a production which
has inaugurated a new era in film
dom. , , . .
In other words it is one of the big
gest pictures ever shovn in Union
City. v '
New Lumbermen's Organization
Elects C. H. Sherrill President.
The dawn of a new era in the lum
ber industry was predicted by C. H.
Sherrill of the Sherrill Hardwood
Lumber Company 6f this city, who
was elected president of the Hard
wood Manufacturers' Association af
the organization of the new national
body in Louisville last week, upon his
return here yesterday morning.
The aim of the organization, Mr.
Sherrill, said, is to serve, mauf acturers
in the industry and consumers in the
most efficient manner possible.
Screening of Local Affairs and Move-
4 ments.
The Sabin Studios' are to be con
gratulated on the success of their ef
fofts in motion picture creations. The
latest local contribution was present
ed last night at, Reynolds Theatre.
This was a reel of "Town .Topics,"
embracing a series of sketches as fol
lows: The Cumberland Presbyterian.
Sunday School, the W. D. W. class,
the rat killers parade and the rat
killers themselves, the. base ball game
between the fats and the leans, which
was a comedy from start to finish!
Among the scenes were noticed Hun
"It is necessary that such a body be
organized in this branch of the lum
ber industry, so that it umy properly
participate in the great national pro
gram for standardization ofnomen-
clature, quality, grades and sizes, as
outlined by Secretary Hoover of the
Department of Commerce" Mr. Sher
rill declared.
Mr. Sherrill stated that the public
will have access to the inspection
service of the association on the same
basis as its members. He asserted that
it was the desire of the organization
to so simplify its inspection rules as
to render them readily comprehensi
ble to the inexperienced.
"For twenty-eight years I have
been identified with the manufacture
of hardwood lumber," Mr. Sherrill
said, "and have suffered with that in
dustry the misfortunes that' come to
all disorganized industries. Now, for
the first time, I am glad to be able
to say that I am connected with an
organization which has adopted
broad and liberal principles in its
activities. Its main purpose is the
protection of the manufacturers $nd
owners of timber, vho have millions
of dollars invested, in their efforts to
conserve the forests that are being so
rapidly depleted and to regulate pro
duction so as to give the public pro
tection. "With the occasion offered uo for
complete affiliation with the Depart
ments of Agriculture and Commerce,
and those that will be instituted by
the various lumber manufacturers'
organizations; we will convince the
most pessimistic that a new era has
dawned,". Mr. Sherrill asserted.
The organization, Mr. Sherrill de
clared, is of the utmost importance
to the country as a whole, and to the
South especially, since this section is
the largest lumber producing terri
tory in the United States.
Mr. Sherrill expressed regret that
it is impossible to bring the head
quarters of the association to New
Orleans. "Being a citizen of New
Orleans," he said, '"I am anxious that
it should be the home of all organiza
tions that have for their purpose con
structive and progressive activities.
It was thought best, however, in or
der to eliminate sectional and region
al feeling, to establish these offices in
some central ana neutral location.
Therefore, it must be conceded that
Chicago seems a wise selection."
In addition to Mr. Sherrill who is
also president of the New Orleans
Lumbermen's Club, other Louisiani
ans were honored with offices jn the
national organization, including W.
T. Murray of Rochelle and J. B. Ed
wards of Oakdale, both being chosen
directors. ,
The Hardwood Manufacturers In
stitute, according to its presiaent,
started functioning yesterday morn
ing with a membership roll which
registers a total capacity in the man
ufacture of hardwood lumber exceed
ing 1,500,000,000 feet annually.' For
the present headquarters will remain
Union City Enjoys the Holidays Un
der the Tent.
Last week we announced the open
ing of the Chautauqua with Ex
Governor Brough, of Arkansas, a
very distinguished scholar and speak
er, who delighted the people of Union
City with his patriotic address and
with, an intermingling in our social
affairs. He came ove? as a neighbor
as well as a chautauquan.
On Thursday the program gave us
besides the children's work two con
certs, afternoon and evening, by the
Montague Light Opera Singers. This
organization was here last winter at
Reynolds Theatre and they were
doubly welcome. The voices were
good a.hd the selections were well
chosen. " The concerts were b th en
Joyed, the light opera singing ccpe
cially giving the audience a great
deal of pleasure.
On Thursday night Dr. Hubert W.
Hurt addressed a very much inter
ested audience on "The New Indus
trial Day."
Dr. Hurt is a man of fine personal
appearance and his method of speech
'la vorv imnracslvA
Dr. Hurt began by asking, "What
is America? Is it the firms and val
leys and cattle on a thousand hills, or
is it the cities with their myriad in
dustries?" It. is neither one of these,
but America is the conscience and
character of American citizenry.
Dr Hurt reviewed the effects of
war and reconstruction, and under
took to analyze the influences that
are inflaming the passions and brute
forces in human nature. These things
he brought out as the elements chok
ing thrift and industry and destroy
ing life and happiness. And yet with
all these sinister Influences he as
serted, that conscience and reason sit
enthroned and with the help of the
God of hosts will prevail.
' Dr. Hurt stated that we have in
America ?0,000,000 aliens who are
led by soap box orators scattering
tons of communistic literature. These
aliens are taught the firebrands of
hate and revolt.
Thank goodness, we have a very
small percentage of them in the
South. The influence of this propa
ganda strikes at the heart of the in
dustrial system. The ruling idea is
that employer and employee are en
emies, that employee must begin his
service hating the employer.
A business man was asked to state
his greatest trouble in the progress of
his business. He stated that it is in
finding men who are -qualified and
capable of carrying on his business
the problem of worthy succcession in
the' lines of business and industry.
The future of American industry
depends upon the character of Ameri
can manhood. The three essentials
in industry are capital, raw material
and. labor. The credit systonr is an
institution that takes the place of
capital. It is the assurance that the
industrial and commercial systci-s
will function and meet their obliga
tions-. Ninety per cent of working
capital is based on credit. Labor is
importuned for its co-operation in the
achievements of industrial progress.
There are three demerits to consider,
viz: Labor, earnings and the buying
public. Labor must have a suitable
competence to meet its individual and
community life, but should not make
unreasonable demands. The earnings
of industry should be sufficient to
compensate the owners and to protect
against hazards and losses, but mo
nopoly and profiteering should be
eliminated from the syrtem. Lastly
the public should be willing to xay a
fair price for the finished product,
but should not be at the mercy of a
conspiracy to exact extortion from
the trade.
This means a co-operation of all
the interests concerned in the scheme
of industry, and the equalization of
these interests, so that the greatest
moving force in human life will func
tion successfully and satisfactorily.
If one of these elements is hostile and
unreasonable it disturbs all the other
relations of ind-istry, and if either
one withdraws and ceases to function
the very life of the nation is threat
ened. '
Therefore the . industrial is the
greatest of all our problems. It is
the one on which every other rests.
The secret of American thrift and
progress, says Dr. Hurt, is not ac
cumulation but , co-operation, the
spirit of mutual interests and effort.
It therefore depends on American
manhood, which is to subdue and
reconcile elements emerging from
war and reconstruction. The crime
wave involved principally the youths
of the country between 16 and 22
years of age. Young manhood is the
strength of the nation, and the erring
element must be given a view of the
light of civil life. He is groping in
darkness, and here is the work of the
big brother. Dr. Huit told the stoiy,
of a fsther, a captain of industry
wnose son haa aririeu into crime.
The boy said, when questioned, tha
he had never known lis father, hac
never ,epentany time at all in his
father's company. It is therefore the
duty of every patent to make a con
fident of his child, to lead into the
forts for individual and national
thrift and progress.
' It is after all really a matter of ed
ucation, which reminds us of the con
clusions reached by our old-time
friend, Lowe Shearon, who spent
some years undertaking to solve the
industrial problem. He thought ho
had at last found a cure for the cor
rection of unearned increment. He
was going to ask that proprietors of
industrials be required by law to
state in advance a rate of compensa
tion as do bondholders and security
holders, governed by the earnings of
the year immediately preceding ad-,
Justment. This was submitted to his
friend and patron, former President
Hadley of Yale, who advised Mr.
Shearon that the solution of these
things is not in legislation, but in ed
ucation, and so our friend became
reconciled, It i3 not strange that
Mr. Shearon, who has spent some
thirty years in the newspaper gp.me,
should become interested in the sub
ject. ' Any man impelled by human
interest would do the same.
There are too many laws and legal
restrictions. Moral principles cannot
be legislated into the human family,,
and in"a government ba'jed on human
liberty there is no way to reconcile
the existence of blue laws and the
regulation of responsibility between
capital and labor, except by. such
things as Dr. Hurt's message and kin
dred means of bringing the subject
to the people.
On the third day of the Chautauqua
the morning hour entertainment was
enlivened with an interesting recital
by Kathleen Scott and Catherine
Denny, both young girls who appear
ed in sketch work of characters from
story books.
In the afternoon was the artists"
recital, by Irene Stolofsky and com
pany. Miss Stolofsky revealed the
fact in her work that she is really an
artist. She is known as a brilliant
violinist, and she gave substantial
evidence of the fact that she is en
titled to the term. There were more
numbers in the afternoon program
for Miss Stolofsky, and there were
some very delightful selections, in
cluding Chauncy Olcott's old success,
"Believe Me if all Those Endearing
Young Charms," the very rare com
position in harmonics, and some oth
ers with harmony effeffts, but it re
mained for Miss Stolofsky to .prove
the real artistic skill and musician
ship that is in her work. The audi,
once of the afternoon, rather small,
was made up largely of children and
a sprinkling of adults. So therefore
she was not heard to best advantage
until artists' night. Miss Stolofsky an
nounced her own numbers. Not be
ing familiar with violin music we 1
are not able to quote the composi
tions, but the one standing out auove
all the rest came ' just before the
Scotch bagpipe closing number. It
was a classic, like some of Wagner's
compositions, scaling the heights and
depths, at one time weird, another
soft, the storm and calm and every
phase of expression on that instru
ment which is all but human in the
hands of an artist. In this com posi
tion there were also the variations in
harmonics, but the most interesting
of all was the work of two hands in
interpreting the various motives
of the composition. It seemed that
Miss Stolofsky wasn't willing to leave
until she had favored the musical
people of Union City with the best
of her work. She is an artist, and
the unerring accuracy and uncanny
perfection of her tones and technic,
as well as tne nre ana ieenng, re
minds us of the remarks made of
Heifetz' work by eminent musical
The baritone and pianist were also
fine musicians. The baritone had
some very popular numDers wnicn
were enjoyed immensely. Miss Sto
lofsky is in good company.
Now we come to one of the real
treats of the Chautauqua. This is
fhe entertainment by Sidney Landon.
Mr. Landon haif no sooner appeared
on the stage than the audience be
came aware 'of the fact that they
were in the presence of" a man of
brains and accomplishments. He is
not one of your professional social en
tertainers, but an- artist. His was
the work of calling out and present
ing to the audience the personalities
of great men in literature and some
of their characterizations. This is
no small job, and men of limited
ability dare no try it. Mr. Lan
don does it and every person who sees
him understands that ho is not only
an actor but is familiar with his sub
jects. The character of Mark Twain
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