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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn Entered nt the post office at Union City, Ten nessee, as second-class mail matter. ONE DOLLAR A VEAH Telephone 103 FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1909. ANNOUNCEMENTS. FOR MAYOR. ALEXANDER We are authorized toannounce S. S. Alexander as a candidate for Mayor of Un ion City. Election in January, 1910. COUNTY COURT CLERK BOND. We have the authority to announce R. H. Bond as a candidate for County Court Clerk of ObiotvConnty, subject to the action of the Demo cratic party. FOB OUR SUBSCRIBERS. It must bo remembered tliatjthe late ruling of the 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 jve are compelled to dis continue the paper. Please let us hear from you at once. Series of Blunders. "It never rains but it pours. " From the time that the land owners in Union City refused to make certain concessions to the Paducah i& Memphis Railroad Company (now the I. C.) up to the present Union City people have made a series of very unfortunate blun ders, ending with the latest, the failure to provide a suitable site for a public building in Union City and the risk of losing that improvement altogether. But in spite of the indifference to public interests and the obtuseness of our citizens and all the other drawbacks Union City has grown stronger and greater, bigger and better. This con dition is not through any concentrated effort or spirit of enterprise; it is actual ly in spite of the fact that we have none of it. But for these blunders Union City would "be to-day the greatest town in West Tennessee outside of Memphis. The failure to secure the laying of the road, now the I. C, through Union City was the greatest of all our public misfortunes. There is no way to fully estimate this loss. But that others should continue to follow in succession seems wholly without excuse or justifi cation. Some years ago when the plans were made, concessions secured and arrange ments, financial and otherwise, practi cany completed to extend the. railroad park to Harrison street, doing away with the unsightly view of rubbish and lumber and straggling, rough-made buildings, right in the heart of the city, the wholo enterprise fell through because one man, a cottager on the south side of Harrison street and the park, entered a protest and refused to subscribe to it. Then the lot was utilized for mills and warehouses and park extension was impractical. Thus an enterprise of no great visible money value, but one of the greatest improve ments that could be made in the physi cal appearance of the city and an in vestment attractive to homeseekcrs, was abandoned because of one man's objec tion. Various attempts have been made to organize a general business men's com mercial club, but that is as far as it ever goes. This article is treating of affairs independent of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The board has done practi cally all the improving possible with the revenue at hand and obtainable. A Board of Mayor and Aldermen is not responsible for all the enterprise needed in a city this size. It is constituted for specific purposes, and among these are imposed no duties such as are applicable to a general commercial club. In the name of blunders many op portunities have been lost to Union City opportunities that might have been ours through the well directed ef forts of a mutually interested commer cial club. ' But passing over we come to the matter of a government postoffice building in Union City, and the fate of this enterprise is "another monument to the indifference and to the mistaken idea that the location of such a building will affect values of adjacent property to any appreciable extent. But to begin with, there was never any concentrated effort in Union City to secure this build-1 ing. There was comparatively little ef fort of any kind to get it, and but for the fact that Dyersburg was scouring the earth in an effort to obtain a simi lar building there might have been no provisions for it at alL Union City was entitled to first consideration for the reason that our postal revenues exceeded those of any other town in the Con grcssional District. Dyersburg had census taken and sent up petition after petition from the . commercial club. while we lay on our oars. Practically we asked for nothing and our' Repre sentative had no encouragement to work for us, but the very fact that Dyersburg did niake an organized and determined effort moved our Congressman, in t sense of fairness and justice, to intro duce a bill for both buildings. Con gress allowed the Union City building first, naturally, under existing condi tions. That is how we secured author U-y for a site and building, but what about the location. Men became at once infatuated with the idea that the site of the building would have something to do with the price of adjacent property and amount of business done in that locality, and jealous rivalry ensued, so much so that it assumed a partisan form and deprived us of a building for at least two or three years. They forgot that the least active business sections of nearly all cities are those adjacent to the postoffice. It is so in JNasnvnie ana in jacKson. ine postoffice is not the center of business activity in any city. Therefore it was idle to insist that because the choice of one man is not available within the time limit no other site should be considered, especially when another site is nearer the center of population and equally as near the center of business. The fact is, most everybody was contented and satisfied with the Hibbittslot, should it have been available. But because this site was not selected all others submitted must be ignored is unreasonable and unjust. Trobably of all the sites the most convenient offered was the one on Church street occupied by the Wells barber shop, Ransou, undertakers, and Preston Printing Co. This lot was of- terea very reasonable, mere was no effort at graft in this proposition. There has been nothing of the kind that we know of connected with any of the lots. But by actual computation and measure ment there is hardly any doubt that the Head-Beckham lots just mentioned will be found nearer the center of both busi ness and population than any of the lots offered, and yet this proposal was reject ed. It is certain that a large building there would add more to the loots of the city than any other place. And yet we must be deprived of the benefits Of this building for a term of years, and, more, important still, the accruing ben efits of construction while the work is going on, at a time when it is most need ed, to suit the wishes and interests of certain citizens, by no means in the majority. If Union City is to continue this sel fish, partisan spirit what are we to have ever. ' If there is to be no union of interests, those towns which have out grown us and others which are rapidly coming up will eventually dwarf u"s. Gentlemen, why don't you get to gether like men and not pigmies, and look after the community interests as well as personal affairs. For goodness Recently Roosevelt wrote a British subject that he wished to have the United. States interfere in Hayti during the trouble there, but that "the Ameri can people were simply not alive to the situation." He also stated that the United States should have interfered in Central America and Venezuela. The American people have come to realize that the United States 'Government is not such a perfect institution that it must take every little wayward country under its wing, and some day when Roosevelt lapses from the Rooseveltian infatuation his eyes will be opened. The seven years of Roosevelt began with a road paved with good intentions, but strange as it may seem few of these ever developed into reality, and the last great act the intervention for the purpose of permitting the absorption of Tennessee Coal and Iron by American Steel was a contradiction and a nullity of his en tire public life. Roosevelt was a miser able failure, and the idea that any gov ernment with such a head should be come impressed with a conviction that its counsel should extend over smaller nations in trouble is absurd. WORE THAT TELLS. St. Louis has quarantined against the contagion of the Salome-dance costume. sake, don't sin away the day of grace, By order of President Taft Congress will be convened in extra session March 15, we presume, to revise the tariff. The President aims at tariff reduction, but how is it to be done with a deficit in the treasury of nearly one hundred millions of dollars. That is the propo sition. Shall the Government increase the deficit with tariff reduction or shall we have a stamp act in time of peace. Which is better? The revenues must be increased. That much .is certain. But how! Of course we must pay in creased salaries to all the members of Congress, Federal officers, etc. ; we must increase the pensions, otherwise the Re publican campaign fund, to $160,000,- 000; we must pay the President $100, 000 and provide extras of $200,000 more; we must increase public patron age and its sustenance the party in power needs it. We must do all these and appropriate millions more in ex travagance whether or not there is a cent in the treasury. And now shall we pay for it with a reduction of the tariff and a special stamp act, or shall the dominant party be compelled to contin ue its policy with an increase of protec tion. The Republican party will play the end of the string some of these fine days, and when the fall does come it will be like a Sicilian earth quake. When the Republican party bankrupts the country when the shoe begins to pinch there will be a reckon ing, and in such a when no Republican need apply. "The Holy City." 'The Holy City" was the attraction at Reynolds' Opera House last Tuesday night. The house was comfortably filled and the audience enjoyed one of the best shows of the season. The play deals with the beheading of John the Baptist and the crucifixion. The character of the Messiah is only suggested, however, and perhaps it is much better that way The play is evidently written to conform to the purpose of the "Passion Play It was likely prompted by the success of the latter. The author, Clarence Ben nett, is also the genius who constructed the popular pastoral play, "Way Down East, " which ha been seen oftener than any other American drama. The man agement who favored us with the "Holy City" has assembled a company of good players and some excellent stage effects. John the Baptist, in the person of Jas. P. Houston, was an interesting charac ter, at once eliciting the attention and the sympathy of the audience. His con ception of the part seemed to be derived from the reading of the Holy Scripture in fact the entire texf was interpreted by talent which had been trained under competent direction in the standard school of drama. The personal man agement seemed also to be directing along the same lines. There was a dis appointment in the part of the High Priest and in the lack of greater nu merical strength, but for a city and house of this size it was a distinct suc cess. The Salome dance was not the sensation that some might have sus; pected. Miss Harice, however, suited the part and she vitalized it with the charm of beauty and subtlety of a siren. There were other good characters, nota bly Marius, the young Roman, by Mr. Dill, Elizabeth by Mrs. Bennett, and Pontius Pilate by L. D. Kirk. The "Holy City" was one of the sea son's best offerings. 'Ma's New Husband." Are you troubled with blue devils?" If so, the Harry Scott Company guar antoes a sure cure in their musical farce, "Ma's New Husband," which is to be presented on Tuesday evening, March 16, at Reynolds Opera House. No one who sees the full grown man who attempts to pose as a boy in the care ol a tutor, ana wno afterwaras marries the woman whose son he so cleverly represents himself to be,- can suppress the laughter that the occasion evokes, and he is only one of half a score of mirth-provoking characters that rush through the risible scenes of the piece. The music ana lyrics are nttmg accompaniments to a clever book and enhance the entertainment. Marriage Licenses. Ben Hall and Mary Tate. Jim Webb ad Allean Rials. Dave Wicker and Effie Long. J. K. Smith and M J. Smith. Mathew Fuqua and Sophia Fine. Otto Freeman and Clara Hopkins. M. H. Eddings and L. E. Johnson. John E. Aldridge and Lucinda Hol- lis. New Paper at Dresden. - . Arrangements are being perfected for the issuance of a brand new paper at Dresden which comes out about March 20. While the matter has been on hand for some time'yet it was not fin ally decided to begin the publication until this week. Dick Maiden, former ly of Martin, will be business manager, while it will be edited by Lake Erie Holladay, Esq. It will be located in the office now occupied by Col. Holla day as a law office, his office being re moved upstairs. Martin Mail. Plenty of It Has Been Done Right Here in Union City. Cures that last are cures that toll. To thoroughly know the virtues of a medi cine you must investigate the cures and see if they prove permanent. ; Doan's Kidney Pills stand this test, and plenty of proof exists right here in Union City. People who testified years ago to relief from backache, kidney and urinary dis orders, now declare that relief was per manent and the cure perfect. How can any Union City sufferer longer doubt the evidence? A. G. 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