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i THE COMMERCIAL lashall & Baird, Union City, Tenn Entered nt the post office lit Union City, Ten nessee, as seeoud-class niatl matter. : ONE n O L-L.A R A YEAR telephone: 103 FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1909. FOR OUR SUBSCRIBERS. It must be remembered that the late ruling of the Postmaster General requires us to collect subscriptions to The Commercial within one year at tor the subscription begins, else we must be notified that the paper is wanted for another year. Tragically, all subscriptions should be, paid in advanco, but this is not always ob served by subscriliers 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. The suggestions that Luke Lea, Judge . Bullock or Judge Lansdeu may be can didates for the Gubernatorial nomina tion next year, or that they are the can didates of any particular faction, is all premature and without any sensible ex cuse. It is too early yet to talk about the nominee, anyway, but if it must be done for goodness sake don't begin an "' otbtsr I'xKt with partisan candidate. -hiif1 l.ansden might, but neither Lea ,'.oi Bullock would be agreeable to both "' factions. 'The idea of Democrats keep ing up this internal warfare and har angue is not only tiresome but disgust ing. It will never do. Democrats in Tennessee must either get together again on a compromise candidate or suffer the consequence of defeat. The exam nle in Kentucky is enough. Don't let it bo repeated in Tennessee. And while you are disposing of this question don't let that little, sniveling, narrow, mean, contemptible spirit deceive you into the belief that the other faction is respon sible for all the trouble. Remember that botb sides have broken pledges with party faith and practices. This is con- ceding something. Are you too obsti nate to do the same thing. The gentle- : man on the scent of public patronage is expected to sneer at this, of course. Put let the great mass of Tennessee Democrats get together. Let conserv atism reign, and let some man be the nominee whom all factions can consci entiously support. As far as the Na tional Democratic party if concerned it is practically out of the probabilities, but the South must hav a white man's party, and Democrats of every persua sion know full well that this is more important than all other issues. Get a good strong, big-brained, broad-minded man to make the race and let the past forget its follies. If Democracy is to bo the property of every demagogue to be used for the sake of convenience then the party has come to a pretty pass. If the party adopted the word for its literal mean ing then Bryan in bis contentions was evidently right, though some of his pol icies for reaching tho ends may have fct.-cti wrong. , But the underlying prin ciple, the rule of the people, cannot be (.Ontrary to a democracy in its true con- option. But the idea of challenging ryery man's Democracy who does not 'oonform to your particular ideas of Democratic conduct is a habit that is very tiresome. One Democratic leader Lets new precedents and forms new gov- kming rules. The Democrat who op- pVes these things is at once challenged aril all his life-long faith is branded as fal-f . Another Richmond comes along ..ami nlants authority. The,,ryles and. otK-' 1'denls are changed aain and Derri Miss mIieifa is classed as a pre- rtifsr nf Mia . . am h trap of Democ- ft w- - mavneia mis turn the angels. Mrs. Bett" . son would know the John, and gT , see it. Hamilton is lock, of Ma,, ja -under of Republican with Mr. and,t i Democracy. But at Mrs. Bud Reavn-!'ve we Sot eitl,or in M6s Effie, of Rives,;11.1111 how nianv 'Mrs.Corbett Sunda,? capable of giv 'f ' , . , ""anocrats. " ,-ie many friends of lu'ne a , ucaster will be pleased ,,; ... , sue has recovered from a Main .Dbion J of the i"ness. . passed Rev. Ed Watson is -"ban ;-y plain some fine soul-stirringf seiried artiei- the Baptist Church. Sen the Co.. . 2 30 and 7.30 p. m. . Maxine, the little daugt'n Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Webster' j,:n ed thseilt spent tue : the bona e ! last TueVj point was not so dear. There is no doubt, however, that good . men, citi zens who stand high, were terrorized and forced to comply, either with as sistant or sympathy, so powerless was the arm of the law to cope with the trouble before the appearance of the militia. Hence this phase of the case will . necessarily have some weight in deciding the guilt or innocence of the accused. There must be a great gulf, between those who wilfully and malic- iiouslv disobev the law and those who . are intimidated and led into wrong doing. M. S. Marshall, father of the accused and his mother, two of the county's best respected citizens, reside at the old home stead in the vicinity of Clayton, alxmt five miles east of Eeelfoot Lake. Four years ago these good people celebrated their golden wedding, surrounded by a large company of relatives and friends, most of whom were neighbors. The sons and daughters were reared under the admonition of Christian influence, and young Marshall grew up to respect these teachings and to revere his pa rente. He was married to Miss Hutch inson, near Glass, a favorite daughter of one of the county's best families. Mar shall's life was a busy one and his mor al conduct was never before questioned. He is quoted as being wealthy. A fair statement would show that his farm and stock will aggregate in value not more than $20,000, probably less. The Pharisee. If such Democrats as Senator Culber son are to be challenged for interfer ence in the process of absorbing Ten nessee Coal and Iron . by the United States Steel trust then in the name of truth who is a Democrat and what is Democracy. The greatest national scan dal lies covered up in this deal the greatest fraud ever perpetrated upon the Government of the United States unless the Panama canal purchase should out class it. There can bo no question that the anti-trust laws were violated in this monster fraud, and yet leading Demo cratic papers, so-called, advise the Sen ator and his colleagues not to probe it because that "industry" wants to de velop the South. Outrage the people by precipitating a panic reduce their circumstances, crip ple their finances, and prohibit tnem even from drawing what little savings they have in bank treat our laws with contempt under the guise of develop ing Southern industry. Is this Democ racy? Just as much logic and reason in ask ing Judge Jones to desist in bringing to justice the men who murdered Quentin Rankin because these men had for their object the betterment of the agricul tural and farming interests. If anti-trust laws are undemocratic and unconstitutional then Senator Cul berson is not a Democrat. If these laws are Democratic Senator Culberson is a Democrat, and he is unquestionably right in his activity and efforts to un earth and make public this great merger. The Water and Light Plant. A very favorable report was submit ted to the Board of Mayor and Alder men by R. M. Whipple, chairman of the Water and Light Committee, re cently, showing the financial condition for the year 1908. In the report the net earnings of the plant W"ere $4,860, more than for any single year since the plant has been in operation. For the year previous 1907 the net earnings were $1,734. A boiler was purchased, however at a cost of $1,100. This was outside the ordinary current expenses, and should be added, making the total net earnings for that year $2,834. With all this the net earnings for 1908 show a net increase of over 70 per cent. The earnings for past years have been ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. The plant has always with probably very little or no exception been a- self-sus-fckining institution, one of'the few, very fewyinVb -Jre" succeeded under pub lic ownership. In the larger towns and cities the op portunities for graft mitigate against the success of municipal ownership, so much so that it has proven impractical, as a rule. Thus it is seen that Union City is one of the rare exceptions in its municipal management of public util ities. It is also a most excellent commen tary upon the honesty and efficiency ii .1 of our city fathers ana especially me chairman of the Water and Light Com mittee and superintendent of the plant. Union City is" very highly favored in this matter and the officials in charge deserve the highest commendation. Many of the small cities""with private franchises pay two or three times the amount we do for water and light, say ing nothing of the revenue we receive from the piant.s V It is to be hoped that the good work may continue. - Texas, has an. -?..nl ; : and the Chicago u tributing literature" suade legislators that "a. have the same kind of hu, is a law every State in the Sea and needs badly, it is a law tu Stmthurn rwvmli fmni r.lwtir nwn i.,,,. ..v,.-- - j - J( to protect them from being mulcleu annually of about $25,000,000 by a bold, 'unscrupulous and 'dirty set tine ves as ever inicstcd the mcanes gambling neii, ineso scoundrels are the Wall street and Chicago stock and grayi brokers, and the lambs they shear are largely m the South. It is not only a gambling proposition, but a pant1 game from start to finish. Let Tennes see dispose of her bucket shops. No trouble to buy securities through a legit imate bank if the purchaser wants to pay for them. But if it is futures you want somebody had better tie your hands. Better a thousand times have race-track and down-town gambling. To tell the truth, the interests of the Evans Republicans have in some instan ces been identical with those of State wide Democrats, but not to any greater extent than the Brownlow Republicans have allied with the anti-State-wide Democrats, and the idea of tho kettle calling the pot black is all nonsense. EDUCATION AND THE PEOPLE, II. THK SCHOOL IN THE HOME. From several points of view, home schooling is important. The chief of these is the simple fact that this is the startmgpoint of life, lue proverbial hearthstone philosophy needs no en comium. It stands to fact and reason that tho first impressions are more last ing and most beneficial. But some linos on the matter-of-faet methods of training children in the home will not, we feel, bo altogether out of place, be fore taking up tho vital issue of the training school. In the first place every child should be reared with an eye to the future. Every now and then we hear the cantist say, "Do not try to decide the child's profession for him; lot him wait until he gets older and decide that for him self." But are we to believe from this that there is no future gleam, no vision of success, ahead, that demands some effort in the present? Are we to think that because we cannot place our boy, now five years old, in the Senate in 1942, we should not seek to start him in a path that leads to eminence? Shall we take to the open track of poverty, and teach our children the greedy love of gold, and neglect tho "weightier matters of the law?" Shall we neglect character building? To every structure, if it be magnifi cent and lasting, there needs must be foundation. Now the home teaching may be a rock, the structure upon which, built in after years, will never wash by rains nor rock by winds; or it may be sand, that when the floods come, will surely wash away. As sure as we live, foundations have to be laid with reference to the superstructure of any edifice. You cannot put a palace on a waste of mud or a mighty dome upon a place of sand. And so you can not expect a two-by-four fellow, grown, say, to sixteen, to hold much place m the school room or in the after world. Just as surely as a five-horse-power en gine cannot pull a mighty locomotive", so surely can a boy poorly trained in the home, surrounded the first ten years of his life by corrupt and evil influence inspired by no impetus for the future, and with no effort for the present, nev er hope to rise to distinction in the class room. Do we live to put our chil dren on delivery wagons, and hope to die seeing them but guide the senseless beast, ever , "to dumb forgetfulness a prey?" Would we have Cromwells and Wellingtons and Clays? Then we needs must have the first step taken rightly. History teaches us that the influence of the home does not stop with youth or even manhood. It lasts, and lasting sheds a benediction. Busy, energetic, bustling America is paying too little attention-to home training. The rush and hurry of our busy age has lessened ideal government, in the haste for ma terial gain. The great Scotch plow man, apt in passion for his country's good, portrays in "Cotter's Saturday Night" the secret of all his country's greatness. The toil-worn craftsman, on Saturday night, gets out the book of in struction, and "round the ingle forms circle wide" of all his children. They read; they sing. Those boys are not loafing on the streets in dead of night. But for them "hope springs exultant on triumphant wing." They have some chance for the future. And then the poet says, "From scenes like this old Scotia's grandeur springs, that makes her loved at home, revered abroad." And so it is. The making of a citi- ' ..I -. Ins to have a starter in the ; ' "boost" and impetus comes ...( school primarily, surely !' 'n"v associations of clerk- .vlwrntsigon of material ; on! -ine power behind the cone the home iiiiluence. Aim t4 our vision of the future? Exactly our vKion of the poet ha been and our ideals of the present are. The citizeiishipof the future will be de graded Mud unmanly as the home train-. ,.i l i :....n;.v., . l,t I LII Ol lO-llll,y I (l A llllll Ull'IlH'tVIlL, strong and ready, as the school is strict and cautious. F. C. Nkwukruy. v The next paper is inteuded to deal with tho training school. " Money td Loan. , - ; I loan money at the rate of 5 per cent, per annum on farm lands in Obion and Weakley counties, Tenn. , and in Fulton County, Ky. About one-half the cash value of a farm will be loaned. .;. Loans made in sums of $1,000 or more for five years with privilege to borrower of pay- j ing same after one year in full or mak ing any size partial payment desired at intervals of six months after the expira tion of one year, interest being stopped on partial payments made. Call on or write O. Spradlin, Attorney-at-Law, Union City, Tenn. Picking Eis Resort. "Going South for the winter. Dusty?" "Hain't decided yet, Weary." "Anything better in sight?" -"Well, I am getting tired of travel ing, ana l mougnt i nngnt select a good warm jail for the winter. " Bon Air Coal is best. Telephone, 150. ...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 to you" to investigate this - " statement for your own sake. We welcome a tour through our yard and all the questioning you like. - e. T. MOSS & CO. 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