Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn
Entered at the post office at Union City. Ten
nessee, as second-class mail matter.
ONE CIOLLAR A YEAH
FKIDAY, JUNE 11, 1909.
McKINNEY We are authorized to announce
Colin P. McKinney. Esq., of Ripley, as a candi
date for Chancellor of the Ninth Chancery Divi
sion, subject to the action of the Democratic
ALEX ANDER We are authorized to announce
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
Obion County, subject to the action of the Demo
T ALLEY. We ore authorized to announce C.
S. Talley a candidate for County Court Clerk of
Obion County, subject to the action of the Demo
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT.
GOLDEN. We are authorized to announce H.
M. Golden as a candidate for Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Obion County, subject to the action of
the Democratic party,
REEVES. We are authorized to announce J.
A. (Alva) Reeves a candidate for Clerk of the Cir
cuit Court of Obion County, subject to the action
, of the Democratic party.
CHAPEL We are authorized to announce J. M.
(Marvin) Chapel as a candidate for re-election to
the office of Register of Obion County, subject to
the action of the Democratic party.
Louisville is in the hands of the Shrin-
The hero of many sears and the hero
of many grandstands were in Memphis
this week doing business at the same
Memphis, the metropolis of Tennes
see, honored the old Johnnie Rebs this
week, and thousands flocked to the Bluff
City to join the festivities.
When you want the best come to
Union City and celebrate with us on
the Fourth. Plenty of iee water, plenty
of shade and plenty of accommodations
that cannot bo had at every point the
size of Union City.
The Cumberland rrcsbyterians are re
joicing again. The Supreme Court of
Missouri has added another victory to
the Loyalists' numbers, declaring that
the union was illegally consummated.
The church is rejoicing everywhere in
The popular girl piano contest is open
ing up with some spirit. The history
of voting contests is that the greatest
amount of work is done just before the
finish, but the interest is spreading and
the probabilities are that it will become
one of the liveliest of all the contests
ever held in the county. The premi
ums are very valuablo and there is no
reason why someone should not win a
piano with a reasonable effort.
The Fourth of July committees are
all very busy. The program has been
carefully planned and arrangements are
being made to follow it out to the letter.
The features are all to be given special
attention and every one of them is to
be complete in every way. In other
words the Fourth of July celebration
in Union City on the 3d day of July,
1909, is not to be an impromptu, im
provised affair, but a day of great at
tractions, including a grand floral and
merchants parade, field-day sports and
athletic contests, pacing, trotting and
auto races, slow mule race, catching
greased pig, and fun and frolic every
minute. There will be speeches and
entertainment for the older boys and
girls, a celebration worth the while.
At night there will be a grand military
band concert and a magnificent display
ft fireworks. Therefore you are invited
to meet us in Union City on the 3d with
a positive guarantee of the full bill as
advertised and one of the most pleas
ant of all your Independence Day cele-
.brations. Come and join us.
The Commercial will have to apolo
gize to many of its old-time patrons
and friends for the manner in which
some of them have been treated by one
collection agency known as the Lnited
States Adjusters at Washington, D. C.
The Commercial made a contract with
this company with their duly accredited
aent. That agent, whose, name we
have, agreed to no underhand and
questionable methols in the adjusting
of accounts furnished them. The very
first step taken, however, was the selling
of the list by this agent to another col
lection agency at Faris, 111., and then
Ix'tan a cross-fire demand upon the ue
linquents, one calling for settlement
after payment had been made by the
delinquent to the other company, thus
adding insult to injury. The Washing-
ton peoplo claimed that they knew
nothing of the Paris people, but after
we had asked them to cancel the list
kept right on in this channel of graft
and are still pounding away on the ere
dulity of those who will pay any atten
tion to the letters. )The Commercial
regrets exceedingly in the first place
that it ever entertained a proposition of
this kind, that it ever was drawn into
this sort of company. It was a case of
old dog Tray and we felt the loathing
of the sting. We have done everything
to reiustate ourselves with those who
have been duped by this agency as the
result of our connection with the busi
ness, and we are still urging those who
are getting the letters to pay no atten
tion to them whatever. Still it is aggra
vating to some to be harassed continu
ally with insulting demands. We re
spectfully ask those who have overpaid
their accounts or feel that they have
not been treated altogether right in the
matter to advise with us and we will do
all we can to rectify the trouble. Cer
tainly we do not iutend that our friends
shall lose anything.
The Ordinary Woman.
When Elizabeth of England was
crowned queen of that realm, she went
in state to the coronation in a sump
tuous coach, preceded by trumpeters
and heralds in armor, and followed by
along train of noblemen, all most rich
ly dressed in crimson velvet. The peo
ple thronged the streets of London
through which she was to pass, and
made the air ring with shouts and ac
Triumphal arches were erected, and
many quaint devices intended to show
fo.th the great good she would bring to
her people; and indeed she fulfilled
their expectations. She being a re
markably cultured woman and scholar
of unusual ability, she fastened a spirit
of learning, giving it by her presence
and encouragement such an impulse
and vigor that it bore fruit of the first
rank. But it is not of Elizabeth and
her glory that I would tell you; there
are thousands to do that, but I would
tell of the "uncrowned queens" whose
paths lead not to triumphal processions,
whose deeds catch not the public eye,
whose glory too oft is left unpraised,
but whose study, endurance, undaunted
courage, uncomplaining self-sacrifice
and cheerful toil soothes the fretfulness
of the little child and cheers all who
pass their way, even as the honeysuckle
sheds its sweet perfume; one who sus
tains and nourishes, her hands direct
the first steps, wipe away the first tears
and soothes the bed of death. A
woman that endeavors to make a happy
home is she whose influence will
live in her children long after
she is dead. A Swiss mother
was doing her Saturday's bak
ing, when her son entered with a
number of turtles and placed them on
the biscuit board where she was rolling
her pie crust, and asked her to tell him
about them. She didn't scold him but
put them in a tub, and when she had
finished her baking she talked and en
couraged him about them. She was
the mother of the great naturalist, Lorn
Agassig. A home that is happy is a
pleasure to the children; but on the
other hand where there is trouble and
strife they wish to be at any place in
preference to home. Man may be a
home builder, but woman is essentially
the home maker.
Home is not merely four square
walls, thoush with pictures hung and
gilded. Home is the place where affec
tion calls; at the shrine the heart hath
builded." A mother should be in her
home an influence of Christian life, so
that her children may be raised to live
Christians. The women are the lead
ers in religious affairs; there is no man
but what wishes to have a religious
wife. Whatever may be the customs
and laws of a country the women of it
decide the morals. This is on account
of their affection towards men. An
orator of Rome in speaking of the
women said, "The empire is at the fire
side." Mohammed said that, "Para
dise is at the feet of the mothers. The
influence which woman exerts is silent
and still, felt rather than seen; not by
chaining the hands, but by restraining
actions glides into the heart. As
our influence so is our destiny. There
is a woe for those who suffer from evil
influence, but a heavier, direr woe for
them "by whom the offence cometh."
How much more powerful for good is
the silent influence . of a spotless
example than the tumult of public life?
Upon the woman devolves the duties
of preserving the order of the home, the
preparing of the meals, the general dif
fusing of comfort and cheer. To the
husband whose bother is often fierce
and hard, this presiding genius of the
home hastens to dispel dull care and
worry. "Every wife ought to so bear
herself as o win anew her husband's
affections, and both conquer and com
pel that he gives freely."
A woman can be more joy to her
companion than any thing else. He
may be burdened with cares, enemies
may gather in his path, world be dark
without, but when he comes in her
presence he forgets all of his troubles,
for she will divide his sorrows and try
and make everything pleasant. She
will suffer much sorrow for the sake of
her companion; he may do many vile
things in life yet she will be the same.
But let her do anything that is not
womanly, is he the same? No. Virgil
said: "Woman is always various and
changeable." But this I think false.
I think man is more variable than
woman. Is it not plain that a woman's
love is purer than a man's. Take
the friendship between woman and
man.. Who proves the most fickle?
She will love him through evil and
good report, through poverty, , shame,
sorrow and sin. But take the man.
Just let him one time hear of an evil
report, he is ready to turn his back on
her forever. How many men have
broken the poor hearts of women,
women who give their whole hearts
to a lover and then be forsaken. The
ambition of woman is shown in her in
fluence towards man. The woman in
all her relations is bound to honor and
obey those on whom she depends for
support and protection.
The greatest command that a woman
has to obey is to be silent. In the
path of duty, no honor is too high or
too dear. 'The voice of pleasure or of
power may pass by unnoticed, but not
the voice of affection.
Woman's charms are certainly many
and powerful. Loveliness of spirit is
woman's sceptre and sword, for it is
both the emblem and the instrument of
her conquests. Of course, I do not mean
by this, that loveliness of spirit alone is
the source of abiding influence, for if
your heart is lacking in high-minded
self-devotion, in self-control, in sin
cerity, your loveliness will disappear
before all who behold you in contact
with the relations of life. Some of the
greatest examples of heroism are the
deeds of. the ordinary woman. A wo
man may be of great help to her coun
try. Not very long ago a flood was
sweeping tnrougn a certain section oi
the Western States and a telephone
operator when awakened found herself
surrounded by water.
Bravely she stood by her post and
warned some twenty families down the
valley in the flood course. Nearly 100
persons escaped to safety, but when the
water had subsided, the telephone girl
was found with the instruments on her
ears. Surely history affords no
truer type of heroism. She was just a
plain ordinary woman. The influence
to the community may be very little
noticed now, but it will increase as
years pass by. The influence of a beg
gar girl is as potential in her sphere as
that of a queen on her throne. And
so I say, "All hail to the ordinary wo
man." We can'tall be royal princesses;
we can't all be poets or musicians, or
scholars or sages; we may not be college
graduates, but we can all be gentle, kind,
patient, sympathetic, helpful, loving,
cheerful Ordinary Women.
Dr. and Mrs. Shelton, of Mayfield,
visited friends here last week..
Mrs. Julia Lofton, of Henderson, is
the zuest of her sister, Mrs. E. C. Car
Mesdames A. K. McConnell, J. M
Glenn and Miss Farrar McConnell were
in Union City Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alexander left
Wednesday for Nashville where the
latter will undergo medical treatment.
Miss Jane McConnell is attending
the reunion at Memphis and will visit
Miss Clara Lee McConnell, of Pierce
City, before returning home.
Mrs. S. A. DeBow went to Dresden
Monday to attend commencement ex
ercises. She will be accompanied home
by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall DeBow.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. McConnell at
tended commencement exercises at
Hickman Thursday, of which their
daughter, Miss Louise, was a member.
Capt. Shuck, W. B. Sowell and E.
C. Carter are attending the reunion.
Mr. Carter will visit his daughter, Mrs.
Turner, at Marvelle, Ark., before re
Ross Brown is on the sick list this
Rev. Joyner will fill his regular ap
pointment at Sardis on the third Sun
day. Miss Allie Hays spent last week with
her sister, Mrs. Henry Hutcherson, of
Rev. Fields, of McKenzie, preached
here last Sunday. A large congrega
tion was present.
Mrs. Wm. Sanders, of near Obion,
has returned from Dawson, whera she
has been in search of health.
Mr. Billie Bennett and Mr. Paul Er
win have returned home after a year in
the Union City Training School.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hays and little
nieces, of near Kedrpn, visited Mr. and
Mrs. Fate Phillips near Polk Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moss and little
daughter, Vera, visited Mrs. Moss'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hays, Sat
urday. Mrs. Iva Bennett and Mrs. Lou
Owen were last Friday the guests oi
Mrs. Mollie Bennett near Baker's
Mr. and Mrs. Billie Owen, and their
little grandson, Clyde, of Kedron, vis
ited the family of Mr. Fayette Owen
near Obion last week.
Mr. Will Nat Holloman and Miss
Maggie Holloman and Mr. ana Mrs.
Joe Bennett were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. D. E. Myers Sunday.
Mr. Andie McDonald and Miss Bon
nie Polk, two of the community's very
popular young people, were united in
marriage last Thursday night at Polk.
Many friends join in wishing them a
large share of life's joys and blessings.
WANTED Information as to
location of Bob Sanders. Leave
dress at this office.
John Sanders, Union City
We have every sort of buiding and finishing lumber
you're apt to need, including
FramingFlooring, Ceiling, Siding
Doors and Windows, Shingles
A visit to our yards will be appreciated. Come and
inspect our stock for your own satisfaction.
C.T. IVIoss & Co.
Yards south of Presbyterian Church.
First Street, - UNION CITY, TENN.
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UNION CITY, TENN.
DRS. WHITEHURST & 8AUC0M
Office In NallliDg Building
Office Phone 283 Eesldence Phone 88
TIME OF TRAINS AT
No. 1 Express (daily), lv 3.55 p.m
No. 3 Express (daily), lv 3.32 a.m
No. 5 Accora. (daily), lv... 7.10 a.m
No. 2 Express (daily), lv. .11.54 a.m
No. 4 Express (daily), lv 12.21 a.m
No. 6 Aocom. (daily), ar..,7.05 p.m
R. J. BARNETT, Agent.
r. v. Taylor, Jno. M. beall,
General Manage., General Faieenger Agent,
MOBILE, ALA. ST. LOUIS. MO.
CA St. L. TIME TABLE.
Arrive Union City.
557.4Gfa.m. No. 3.. ..3.06 p.m
WEST BOUND. '
No. 52. .6.44 a.m. No. 4.. .12.46 p.m
No. 54.-7.52 p.m.
No. 1 ..-8.06 p.m. No. 105..3.46 p.m
No. 3 -.to.37 a.m. No. 133..5.4S a.m
Trains Nos. 105 nnd 133 are accommodations
and stop at Gibbs to receive or discharge passen
gers. GIBBS NORTHBOUND.
No. 2 -t9.45 a.m. No. 106.12.07 p.m
No. 4. .11.50 p.m. No. 134..9.18 p.m
tFlag stop under special orders. See agent.
Stops on flag only to receive passengers hold
ing tickets for points north of Carbondale where
2 or 4 stop.
Trains Nos. 134 and 106 are accommodations.
Tickets and particulars as to specific rates,
limits and train time of your home ticket agent
F. W. HARLOW, D. P. A., Louisville.
A. J. McDOUGAtL;, D. P. A., New Orleans.
S. G. HATCH. G. P. A., Chicago.
JNO. A. SCOTT, G. P. A., Memphis. -
Closing Books of Bell Furniture Co.
The accounts are now in my hands
for immediate collection. All persons
knowing themselves to be indebted to
the Bell Furniture Go. 'will call and pay
AT ONCE AND THEREBY SAVE COSTS OF
COLLECTION. A WORD TO THE WISE IS
sufficient. I can be found at the Uuion
City Bank and Trust Co. in the morn
ings and at 516 N. Ury st. in the even
ings. (10-1 m) Kobt. Garth.-
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