THE COMMERCIAL ;
MARSHALL & BAIRD, Editors acd Publishers
T Entered t the post office aj Union City, Ten-oesei-e,
as second-class mail matter. . ,
' ONE DOUUB A VEAH v,
FRIDAY. JANUARY 17, 1905T
' ' STATE SENATOR. '
, uk. r. ..m, m'bee. , , . .
. ' Ws are authorized to announce Tr
F. MY McRee a candidate. -for State
Senator, to repn
and Lake Counties, subject to the ac
tion of the .Democratic party.
O. B. M DADE.
We are authorized to announce r
R. McDade as a candidate for Floater
to represent Bver. Lake and Obion
Counties at the next session of the
Tennessee General Assembly.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
E. N. MOORE. ;
We are authorized to announce E
N.Moore as a candidate to represent
Obion County at the next session of
the General Assembly of the State of
Tennessee, subject to the action of
the Democratic party.
G. Jf. WORLEY.
T. J. EASTER WOOD.
For Tax Assessor,
IT. C. WOOD.
Gov. Hughes has advised the
New York Legislature to prohibit
race-track gambling by statutory
enactment, assigning severe penal
ties foV the violation of the law. If
this vice be destroyed in New York
it will have lost its chief stronghold
, and will soon be relegated to those
' remote localities where there is lax
regard for public morals.
This paragraph appeared in a
recent edition of the Nashville Ban
ner. ' We would like to know in
wuat remote districts are there any
licensed race tracks. Certainly the
Banner did not intend this to apply
to Southern race tracks. A locality
is spoken, of in remote districts
f where morals aire lax. But that is
pt the object of this article, and
furthermore the clipping will not
,,Jtrve the same' purpose since the
Bainnethas taken up and comment
ed favorably upon an article from
, - .lit VV 1 Ui K ,1 VliU, VIlllLlOlUg LUW
""nictice of cotton, grain and stock
frfTsiai the United States.
'. Miss Pali contained a four-col-
to her room y upon the subject de
Miss EebeccvyiSfcinsparingly and
'he guest,pt MrsvJYJ us censure
ju m ! t nrk Stock Ei.
l j. . venues, vi v
nifrht with j'aateajixcnange,
ia tut tr
John J i"cws
. Ogle i
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A t r
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j , : 2U auu
;,i the t,ch the
s. bt5ham and
t '. La.grenerates.
the' rail street
ijaa. 1Z- ' vagainst
I; Source ofnd they
y, Conjunctive Jew
1 Evening; it
off at a a -g
l e in the eft he
l nnr a .Will
with two p
fr, and .Mt
lo visit thet
' re condutlHpontf
stantly donating lo this merciless
gambling institution to ihe tune of
$25,000,000 a yean Go North and
East and compare the cities and
towns with ours. You wonder why
they bve nice streets, churches,
schoothouses, parks and public
buildings. It is because' the South
sends its money to the infernal
gambling machine with no other
alternative but to lose, and there
is no other revenue with which to
improve these places, v.'.-., :.:.r
, Suiriebody may hoot at this but
you don't have to leave Union City
to get. the results of gambling-in
futures. But for this practice Union
City would be to-day a different
town altogether. There wasn't a
better town in the State and very
tew as good when Union City had
furniture factories. Men were edu
cated, trained and knew their busi
ness. Because the timber was ex
hausted was not sufficient .reason
to bankrupt and destroy every par?
tick of that industry. x Other cities
and towns manufacture furniture
profitably in localities where there
is no timber. . Gentlemen, you know
and I know that Union. City was
seized with an ' epidemic of gam
bling in futures which paralyzed
its prosperity; Nor js this the first
or the last timeit" has occurred.
Not everybody' gafsnbted in -futures;
but those who did not, were com-
pelled to lend all the cash they had
to their friends. p'Y K-r'
You can go beforethe "Legisla
ture and rant about, the evils of
race-track gambling and intemper
ance all you want to they are bad
enough but the disastrous effects
of gambling in futures is more ap
palling than all the other evils com
bined. In wrecking business aid
lives and homes it has no parallel,
and why the press and the public
have never condemned it has always
been a mystery. Is it because Con
gress and the people are steeped in
The enormity of this institution
is hardly conceivable. It has bred
and fostered trusts. It has relent
lessly made millionaires with the
earnings of honest toil. Men who
own the stocks have entered into col
lusion with the brokers and togeth
er they have plundered the people.
John D. Rockefeller nor Russell
Sage never made their millions
away from Wall street. Without
the schemes and devices of the
stock exchange such fortunes could
not possibly be amassed.
That is not all. The Government
loans from the United States Treas
ury money to New York banks with
which to speculate on the stock ex
change. Ic other words the money
which belongs to you and I and all
the people is loaned to New York
banks which make a practice of
gambling in futures, and then when
a panic conies you are asked to
swallow such "starch" and "dope"
as "A lack of confidence." (There
is nothing as suitable to braud this
with as slang). When you deposit
your money in a local bank and
that bank is required by law to
keep a deposit in a New York bank,
which in turn uses it on the stock
exchange in frenzied finance, other
wise gambling, are you sufficiently
protected by law, or is the specu
lator given all the advantage in the
case? Is it any protection or conso
lation to you to be told that it is a
lack of confidence when the afore
mentioned New York bank refuses
io honor your banker's draft and
vour bank refuses on account of
this to cash your check?
We have never censured our local
banks for the course they pursued
in the recent crisis, and wouldn't
mention this now if the trouble
were not passed. They did right
The deposits here were sufficiently
secure, but the idea was to keep
our oeoole and the banks both
from being injured temporarily
Not so, however, with many weaker
banks throughout the country. A
real panic to them with their money
in New York banks would mean dis
aster to bank and depositor. Pres
ident Roosevelt scented the trouble
and did not conceal the facts on his
late trip South, and for this the
trust-gambling concerns immedi-
Mely caused to be issued through
iem nrpRs a statement
though in neither place does it com
pare with such speculation in New
York. The" immensity of, these
things is not. generally known. It
is bad enough for people to be out
of work, but tor the thousands in
every large city and the hundreds
in smaller ones who frequent the
bucket shopg from day to day, al
most everyone to. "a man having
long since lost ail he, had in fu
tures, clothes threadbare, careworn
looks, watching; ST&aocaHba of
the ticker as intently as a man of
means, hope against hope that
sortie' unforseen agency may make
it possible to win a fprtune for
these" people alone it is a sha me
and a black spot on civilization tha
such institutions are allowed to ex
ist. Besides there are thousands
millions all over the country who
have felt the disastrous effects o
this practice". "
Bat the pendulum is swinging
and the tide will turn. The cotton
planters are organized, aroused
and determined that specula
tion in cotton futures shall cease
and leave the cotton market in
sane and legitimate condition. The
Aldrich currency bilL'reportedjby
Senator Aldrich, is said to .be in
sympathy with Wall street brokers
but Senator Culberson and others
'in1 the Senate have offered resolu
tions directly attacking the stat
utes'fyhich permit dealing in fu
turesi That .is. not all. The senti
menjt is growing behind the move
ment to efface the custom. We
may have' lavs which will not pro
hibit such; things, but when the
people begin to throw the weight
of their sentiment against it Wall
street and its days of ' frenzied
finance will totter and with it many
co-extensive evils and'practices. v
EVERYTHING GOOD TO EAT
Fresh BREAD and CAKES Baked Daily.
CULTIVATED NEW YORK OYSTERS
' rrv.,n ' AnnMAj i .... - .1.. r. a l ., . srtr.
Alio ucsu uavuieu vysiid uunv iuwa, auu latgesu. jm v
F. W. WHITEHURST
Church street, over IJarrison
Electrical Co. .
phone 3 60
Union City, Tenn.
FINE CANDIES, FRUITS, CIGARS, Etc.
give; us a call.
v . Uitloxv City, Tenn.
Governor Patterson did all that a
human being in , his ' position could
be expected to do when he was
called upon by. Mrs. "Holder and
Lee last week to stay the execu
tion a few days more in order that
the prisoner might prepare himself
for the future. The date was there
fore extended to Thursday, Jan. 23,
this' month. It -was the first in
stance in which time had been asked
by the prisoner and his mother, and
it would have taken a very hard
hearted man to refuse, notwith-i
standing the tension of feelingr"
which exists among the people zf" f.
the mental strain and criticis ,
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Have You Tried
AsK your g'rocer for it.
Red "Fisri. Red
Spanish Mackerel, Reelfoot
fake Fish of all kinds at
J- C. BUDICICS.
PHONE NO. 3.
Drt3. Abram Gu Hedge
Res!d&;;ysiclan and Surgeon
Wishes to nntiSmce to the public in and around
Union City thfj ie is here for the practice of med
icine, and tnkut tliis medium by which to ac
quaint you with 'the fact. All calls promptly at
tended, day.or nii lit. Will state for the benefit
of the poor people' that I treat them free of any
charge on Mondnw at my office. Cases coming ,
under my care will receive every necessary nt
tention. Have a larre Jaboratory at my com
mand with the best ai cl, purest of druss.
OFFICE AT McA-n'ICHAEt ORUG CO.
Phone No. 22J. ' UNION CITY, TENN.
Graduate from a; T. Still's W1 of
OsteoDathv. Registered in thaetates
of Tennessee, Missouri, etc.
Office In the Nailling Building
Next to-Joyner's Dental Office. .
F. and A. M.
Union City Lodge No. 531, F. and
A. M meets on the first Friday night
In each month at the lodge room in
the C. B. A. building. The presence
of all members Is earnestly requested.
Visiting members always welcome.
T. E. Marshall, W. M.
E. F. Batts, Sec.
lahnke-Walker Milling Co.
Ask us tor prices when selling your grain.
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nrpta a statement in at tue
andthent was responsible for the
fratemit We have no particular love
SEvStj Roosevelt brand of states-
hoiise at'em. uip. "" .
Er.'pe.asrer fabrication nor one more
ell ku ;i?ess. The idea that such a
ke. coni shelved Roosevelt for
merest rot! :
ut'back to futures. Chicago
St. Louis have their share,
which Sheriff Finch is suhf
A great many who arejr
the Sheriff should not
he is simply obeyins
doing; his duty asaa iQ
that as executionenss.
of anv crime, for 1
friends know thA Man.
in him as big aj 0f
tender as a 3
duty he is nf
in the evbs-i T
he should n(
in tois cas
pays the penalty
and the courts and officers should
not be held responsible for his
deeds. Sheriff Finch is simply an
officer of the law, amenable to the
law for his conduct, and it would
be an act of justice to show him
mercy while you are extending sym
pathy to the prisoner,
viORQE B. WILLIS, Manager
Mrs. John Maicoiii r ii ti rr iini II iRiri t nn
1LOOLL IIIUIlUlflLlll UUi
better at this writing.
Miss Hattie May C
visityrajfJAises in Te
lemDhj S .'jnrjrv.
m. w cw " f -
wcris own crime
frirrn Marhlo onrlHronito Mnmimonfo
'PC ,,,U,U,U UIIUUIUIIIIO UIUIIUIIICIIIO
kinds of Cemetery Goods, Curbing,
Virel'P- -A-11 work finlshedir rst-class style.
UNION CITY TENN
AS OTHERS THINK.
Everyone in Union City Has a Eight
to His Own Opinion.
While everyone has a right to his
own opinion, yet It is wise to always
consider what others think and profit
by their experience.
Nothing makes life so miserable, or
interferes so widely with the useful
ness of the average American as in
digestion, and it is well for us to give
fair consideration to what others
think about this remarkable afflic
tion. The proprietors of the Red Cross
Drug store are positive that in Ml-o-ma
stomach tablets they have an ab
solute cure for indigestion and that
the many disagreeable symptoms that
follow this disease, such as distress af
ter eating, coated tongue, bad taste
In the mouth, dizziness, flatulence,
nervousness and debility.
Their action in selling Mi-o-na on a
guarantee to refund the money unless
it cures, shows plainly their belief In
the value of this remedy. They take
all the risk, and there will be no
charge whatever for . Mi-o-na unless
you are satisfied that it has reliev'
you of indigestion. ar.'
Mrs. T. R
UNION CITY ICE AND COAL CO.
DISTRIBUTORS OF COMFOKT.
elephone No. 150.
IF IT'S GROCERIES YOU WANT,
S. fi. STONE
, . Can furnish you the best
a Prices that Are Right.
New Goods Fresh from the Markets
TRY AN ORDER
For Good Barbers,
New Fixtures and
ALFRED DeBOW'S Barber Shop.
Beckham Building:, Church Street, next
door to telephone office. Hot and cold
baths. Everything neat and clean.
TIME OF TRAINS AT
(Effective April 14, 1907.)
No. 1, lv Union City 4.05 p.m
wo. 3, Daily express 3.28 a.m
No. 15, leaves (week days). . . . a.m
No. 2, lv Union City 11.13 a.m
No. 4, (Daily Express)..... 12.06 a.m
No. 12, leaves (week days). . ; p.m
Only the handsomest of Pullman
Library Observation Sleeping Cars,
wide Vestibuled Coaches and Dinintr
Cars, with Electric Lights and Fans,
are used in the Limited. For ail in
formation call on your Home Agent,
.r write J no. M. Jtieaii, uenerai Pas
senger Agent, St. Louis. 4
V R. J. BAENETT, Agent.
B.V.Taylor, jno. m. Beall,
General Manager, General Passenger Agent.
ST. LOUIS. ia
N . C.& St. L. TIME TABLE.
No. 55, ar Union City 7.46 a.m.
No. o, " 3.06 p.m.
To. 53, " U,-f . 11.15 p.rni
No. 52, ar Union City.'.'. ... 6.44 a.m.
No. 4, " . 12.46 p.rni
No. 54, '-. ' ...... 7.52 p.m.
Smoot, cor. J
j small stripe
JlPubwn the nose,
bg around the neck,
.vfeet with a very heavy
ed tail and wears a collar J
th blue felt and fasten ed.waraay
The person returning tli.
will be given- a reward of ?2. 00
( PIG PIT E' m.
f T XT 1 TT,- ' '
The Wlfot, igta. tLy
instrumental solo, . . .Miss .Richards
jpcal solo. . . .. . . . Mr. A. L. Garth
j&tti ejected. . . . 'Miss Lawws
No. 1, Paducah Junction..'.. 8.06 p.m
No. 3, . " " ... 5.37 a.m
No. 103, " , .... 5.15 a.m
No. 105, " " .... 3.46 p.m
No. 133, " " -5.51 a.m
Trains No: 105 nd 1SS are swommouations
end gtop at Paducah Junction to receive or die
bcheiit it thfere cciness-
5?f.'Etdaof water that hav
eiwm-S f . ... ... flrtpj Jn,- tt,;L ;r,t
win be 7 ' " l,"1T ""S"
" . stream, it tins great levet protects
tiiere is no r?3 p.:
an try it is intend :'
cres in No. i S'UO'-
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