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" ir ... , , , Marshall & Baird, Union City, Term m v i ' Entered nt the post mae" at Union City, Ten nessee, as second-class maiJ matter. O isi .E OO LLAR A YEAR TeUephone 103 , k ,;,., FEIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1909. FOR OUR SUBSCRIBERS. It must he .remembered that ILo lule ruling, of tli-. Postmaster-- General requires us to collect subscriptions to The Commercial within one year af ter 'the subscription begins, else we must be notified that the paper is wanted for another year. Practically, all subscriptions should be paid in advance, but this is not always ob served by subscribers and patrons of county papers. This notice, however, is for the purpose of asking our delin quent subscribers to pay up or notify us accordingly if they desire the paper to continue. If the foregoing rule is not observed we are compelled to dis continue the paper. Please let us hear from you at once. i Several good bills have been intro duced in the General Assembly. One is by Senator Cox, providing for the ex ecution of capital punishment at the penitentiary with the aid of electricity. Another is to prohibit the operation of bucket shops in the State. Something along this line should be done. Con gressman Garrett's bill to prohibit the transmission of mail, conveying orders for futures, was drowned by the oppo sition, mainly Members from the vicin ity of Wall Street, and in turn the State should show its appreciation of Mr. Garrett's courageous work by sustaining the bill or some other good measure in the Legislature looking to the ousting . of bucket shops. If all the States in the South would do this it would be of inore practical value to us than all the legislation that is declared or proposed. - Congressman Willets' classic sarcasm wild top-heavy syllogism, heaping over the President's caput, would sound very well under, ordinary circumstances, but whon the Executive is urged to have a little legal surveillance attached to the conduct of Members it does not make a universal hit. If all Congressmen and Senators were- aIiova' renrnach 'the-- i no reason whv thev should he-feyemrnV f mm the.tutes, but since;some have f vL '"'es in the neiiifpnt-inrv and fig to break m all the j; logic in legal restriction, I-esident is: altogether spec f fairly beams in the spot- file engaged in his favorite e Member or Members Vbeueficiaries of a life-size Vbeuel h o V l-h of course is acknowl L received. , - cn treated to some jfitifif calculated to pro- ' a very conflicting na- tee one mail brings a very prominent wnparing his courage i-kory, " another from declaring that , the iJudge Jones will It the Judge's per i t . ... ... inrs will cost nun figutriuers. if tne fudge Jones a por table to learn ex- iftrenuous- life. is trying to do wmen without re John D. Rockefel- Xore Judge Jones Tit t mailA .affirmed the is of. Texas ,,000 on the Trs?.' it fof violat Now let its of J estab- ork , pro- M States ng back resident's s fit Carmack Memorial Fund. The Carmack Memorial Fund in the hands of Col. A. M. Shook was materi ally increased last week by contributions from East Tennessee collected through the Knoxvillcj Sentinel. . A check has been received from this source amount ing to $829.40, which together with a half dozen subscriptions from , other sources raises the total amount received to date to $878.05. The Carmack ".Me morial Association was formed soon af ter the death of Senator Carmack and Col. Shook was elected Treasurer. The contrihutious came irom an over me !M"T-i- ihiV in,l!i !?(im1 Minns in t.lirt nmiil being small. The location of the mon ument will be selected later. Nashville Banner. - ' A small fund is here in the bank, and it will be forwarded at once to Col. Shook, unless others desire to add to it. We will wait a few days for responses. Those who have contributed are: Mrs. Fope Herring. :r$l Mrs. A. L. Brevard H. M. WaddelL... V. .'.. Geo. Driskill .. The Commercial... The New York World and the In dianapolis News may be able to sustain their charges of scandal relative to the Panama Canal purchase, and the force of this conclusion may yet cause the Administration to relinquish the inves tigation. . THE COUNTRY PRESS The country newspaper" that class that is published in the small towns of the State, and which is. generally designated as the ' country weekly" is a powerful factor in directing the pub lic mind in all matters that are persist ently and vigorously treated. These weekly papers aro in closer touch with the people than the city dailies are: they are nearer the heart beat of the people; they breathe fresher air and less "smoke;" they are of the people and for the people; they are on intimate, cordial, friendly relations with the people: their voice is the voice of the people, without any foghorn, ter minal megaphone attachments. The "country weekly" is essentially a local paper, embracing -matters' of a social and personal nature, in which its read ers have a personal or individual inter est, which makes it a familiar Fireside companion in every household to which it becomes a constant visitor ; ' Therefore, when the country news papers concentrate their power and in fluence with any degree of unanimity in their advocacy of nien or measures the result is almost certain to be ulti mate victory for the cause they espouse. A large majority of the country weeklies have been making a fight for reformation in the public affairs of the State. They have demanded that the standard of official responsibility be raised to its original and proper sphere, and that the State government e wrest ed from evil control and restored to the people. They have with vigor pointed to and condemned the lawlessness that has become rampant and the riotous reign of officialism that has become a public scandal. They have demanded a proper regard for the public rights, and the people have responded in keen appreciation of these conditions, aivd by positive and aggressive methods to cor rect the wrongs. When the people demanded a 'direct primary for the nomination of a Gov ernor, about 90 per cent, of the country weeklies wore with them, : ' ' - When the people protestMl against tho Ban Murray packed convention, the country weeklies, with only here and there a discordant note, . were with them. . ' . ' - : ' When the people, in amazement, saw the administration State Committee open headquarters in Nashville to save the liquor interests of the State, taking that course with the avowed purpose of sustaining in the Legislature the Gov-i ernorV policies, these same faithful, loyal, devoted organs of the people de nounced such perversion and prostitu tion, and the people themselves said amen. The combined strength of the country weekly press has been a commanding force in arousing the people to action. It has done it, share, and its slxare was great, in the great work. It has stood as an ever-watchful sentinel of the peo ple, unfontaminated by corporate in fluence! uuawed by officialism, a strong and Sctive safeguard of the rights and privileges of the people. . :."'" The Tcnnessean rejoices to know that the great State of Tennessee has such a worthy band of "country editors," whose combined effort is ol sufficient rength to prevail against even Ban Srrav's noisome methods and erst- lie mighty machine. -Nashville Ten- fean. SALE Farm of 162 acres, near -vn; five-room new frame house. inM to sell. ' Address Carrier jdtKenzie, Tenn. . 43w2 - Jersey Cream Flour. None better, j -, An;-'' Of all Am.- "r i ' '.. Poe, lwrn 100 the least proyinciu, li. r was nothing In the "ri ' f vt or the environments w associations of later life, tt a class, or a section, or a parv. of parents whose" home was ul theatrical stage, he was a native .. Boston, but he knew little of Boston in early life, for at the age of three, an orphan, he was adopted by a wealuiy Scotchman living in Virginia. After a few years of elementary tuition in Richmond, ho was taken to England and placed at the Manor House School, Stoke-Newington, where he. remained for fivo years. From his 13th to his 17th year he was in school at a Rich mond academy; then followed a year at the University of Virginia; then, after a quarrel wun ins iostor-iatner, ne plunged into the world, empty-handed, friendless and reckless. 1 Poe is sometimes claimed as a 'South ern poet, " but there is nothing in his writing to indicate -that he was more partial to the South than to the North. He was neither Northern nor Southern, but universal. ' His lifo' ended before the period of great sectional strife cul minated, and his mind was not sub jected to the partisan influence that bore in upon Lowell and Whittier and others. Poe drew his subjects from the purely imaginary world and dream land. To dream and to paint those dreariis perfectly in words was the busi ness of his lifo. He was the most con spicuous example of pure genius that has ever appeared in American litera? ture. He will be remembered chiefly for his poetry its perfect grace of rythm and its crystal verbiage; but he will also be remembered as the creator and master of the short story. True, we could wish that Poe . had added a joyful note or a tint of hope fulness here" and there. He reached back too much into the dungeons of the devils of thought and brought up too often from those old basements the gray, mildewed spectres. Yet he could soar into the pure ether a n d Write "Israfel" and "To Helen," those per fect works of art. ' In sueh contrast is the spotless water lily growing out of ooze iii stagnant ponds. Love of beauty was perhaps Poe's chief passion, as it was with Keats, who said: ' , Benuty is truth: truth beauty and that is all Ye know in this world, and nil ye need to know. Nashville American. Tennessee's Augean Work. But a brave judge is a mighty man. Backed by a sheriff who is afraid of neither men nor politics, he can uphold the dignity of the law in all ordinary matters. Judge Jones deserves much credit for the manner in which he con ducted the trial. Not once did he fal ter, not once did he betray anger or haste or any weaker quality than calm, judicial determination.; . It was the Nightriders themselves who, in the end, were cowed. They were forced to real ize the power of the law at last and to respect as well as obey it. Tennessee has" done herself proud in her unflinching prosecution of the Nightriders. It remains for Kentucky to follow her example. Then it Is to be hoped that the country will hear no more of the murderous., barbarous band. Washington Post. ' Telephone Union City Lie & Coal Co. when you want Coal right now. Real Estate Transfers. T. R. Barrett to Chas, T. Merryman, lot in Union City, $950. H. T. Butler, executor, to Mrs. Nan nie E. Beck, lot in Union City, $450. . G. T. Reeves to H. P. Reeves, inter est in land in No. 4, $500. W. R. Whitehurst to J.T. Chiles, two lots in Obion, $100. J. H. Thompson to J. M. Culp, 40 acres in No. 5, $1,160. J. H. Speight to J. C. Revell, three lots in Obion, $300. J. L. Mosier and wife to C G, Sehlin- ker, 160 acres in No. 3, $2,500. Nellie L. LeNieve to H. Foreuni, lot in Obion, $2,020. C. R. Johnson et al. to J. C. Revell, six lots in Obion, $400. ' ! M. D. Hailey et al. to W. R. White hurst, two lots iu Obion, $100. C. F. Gaddis and wife to N. B. Reed, four acres in No. 12, $100. A. C. Davidson to H. C. Davidson, 400 acres in No. 9, $3,890. Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan to J. H. Sand- ling and wife, lot in Union City, $300. Mrs. Clemie Gates et ah to Sal lie Coats, lot in No. 16, $150. .. J. W. and Delia Burney to Joe Har per, lot m Union Uity, fUU. F. N. Ashley to Jesse Ashley, lot in No. 5, $200. ,6. S. Hardy to T. C. Hamilton, 23 acres in No. 1, $1,000. Pay Dahnke's Cafe a visit and you will go back again. j A BAPTIST ELDER. I red to nealth by Vinol. "I w:w run down and weak from ia ;vi1 general 'debility! alsosuf- ' r saw a cod liver i ; '. Vi.M.l udverlised and ' ' t--;:l; and the ro- .i Anw '.!;- i 1 i in i-,, . i i i. i . , !!v well." lleiii i , i , i .- tist Church, Kingston. i. ;. .Vinol is not a pateiiUmt-dicine but a preparation composed of the nicilu-inal elements of cods' livers, combined with a tonic iron and wine. Vinol creates a hearty appetite, tones up the organs of digestion and makes rich, red blood, In this natural manner, Vinol creates strength for the run-down, over worked and debilitated, and for deli cate children and old people. ; For chronic coughs, colds and bronchitis Vinol is unexcelled. All such persons in this vicinity are asked to try Vinol on our offer to re fund their money if it fails to give sat isfaction. . ; '- " Niles Drug Co., Union City, Tenn. FOR SALE OR RENT Fine house and outbuildings and five good acres of land,- adjoining the corporation. Very desirable. ' A fine place to garden or to run poultry yard. , C. E. Cohb. 44-tf -. FOR SALE Two Duroc Jersey sows and pigs. Also a male. Apply to Lu ther Corum, R. F. D. No. 4, Union City, Tenn. ' : , . 44-2t ...WE OFFER... Good Lumber Values in every sort of building and finish ing lumber you're apt to require, no matter' bow large your opera tions. If you're at all interested "it's up ro you" to investigate tbis statement for your own sake. We welcome a ' tour tbrougb our yard and all the questioning you like. C. T; MOSS & CO. YARDS ON FIRST STREET, South of Presbyterian Church UNION CITY,"- TENNESSEE eIi GET THE BEST ALWAYS CH EAPEST ALWAYS GOOD. UNION CITY ICE AND COAL CO. DISTRIBUTORS OF COMFORT. frequently suffer great pain and misery during the change of life. It is at this time that the beneficial effect of taking Cardui is most appreciated, those who find thai it relieves their distress. It Vill !Mrs. Jjucinda C. Hill, of Freeland, 0., writes: "Before I began to take Cardui, I suffered so badly I was afraid to lie down at night. After I began to take it I felt better in a week. Now my pains have gone. I can sleep like a girl of 16 and ths change of life has nearly left me." Try Cardui. ' ATT. TVRTTtt RTWTJfet - i . r-imm-'V i mmminwi' mw wA mmt unim . ; - . f ' if iSi""1 if ! T'i tt ; " tM V 1 i 4 ' .-. U O Chase & Famous Boston Culte's Excellence Flo Fernc.eil Pure Food ProducU; TELUPIIONiiS 79 and 516 IE QSa'TO eEI S 3 Ed "elephone No. 150. Help You "' .- J S3 11 N'TS FOR- Sanbv n's Teas lJ Coffees t -AND- P4 IE 8. K. Davidson J. O. Stubb 1) W1DSON & STUBBS DENTISTS Office In the C. B. A. Building, front room, second floor UNION CITY, TETT. CHS, WHiTEHL'HST h BAUCCM DENTISTS rr Oitiee in Nallling Building Office tiqne 283 Residence Phone 88 MRS. ATAXJE TURLEY OSTEOPATH Diseases of Women a Specialty Office, 116 W.Lee St. Plione 496 UNION CITY, TENN. .5T.L0VIS TI0NfATT CAIRO (S) ft.MONTCOMEI?ir T9)JACK50NVILU r TIME OF TRAINS AT UNION CITY. Effecti Oct. 18, 1908. SOUTHBOUND. No. 1 Express (daily), lv.--3.55 p.m No. 3 Express (daily), lv3.32 a.m No. 5 Aceom. (daily), lv... 7.10 a.m NORTHBOUND. . No. .2 Express (daily), lv-.ll.54 a.m No. 4 Exnrpss dlnilv lv 19! 01 a m No. 6 Aceom. (daily), ar. 7.45 p.m R. J. BARNETT, Agent. R.V.Taylor, Jno. m. beall. . Cnenl Mnr, - General Vmrzer Acnt, MOBILE. ALA. ST. LOUIS. Mtt C & St. L. TIME TABLE. Arrive Union City. EAST. DOt'ND. No. 55 .7.46 a.m. No. 3- .3. 00 p.m ; No. 53..11.15 p.m. , WEST BOUND. No. 526.44 a.m. No.4..-12.46 p.m , AO. 54-7.52 p.m. Illinois Central RAILROAD. GIBBS SOUTHBOUND. No. 18.06 "p.m. No. 103..5.15 a.m No. 3 -5.37a.m. No. 105. .3.46 p.m AO. 1.335.51 a.m. Trains Nos. 105 and 133 nre BrrommnHnHnna and stop at Gibbs to receive or discharge passen gers. . , GIBBS NORTHBOUND. No. 2 9.45 a.m. No. 104.12.05 a m No. 412.15 a.m. No. 106.12.10 p.m No. 184-9.10 p.m. Trains Nos. 134 and 106 are accommodations. Tickets and particulnrs as to specific rates, limits and train time of vour home ticket ir.nl at Gibbs. . F. W. HARLOW, D. P. A., Louisville. A. J. McDOl GALL, X. P. A., Kew Orleans. P. G. HATCH. n. P. A.. Chicnco. W I I M l ll I I COLUMBUS 1 V N NEW0PLEAN3 JNO. A. SCOTT, G. P. A., Memphis.