Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn
Entered at the post office at Union City,
aessee, as second-class mail matter.
ONE nOLUR A YEAR
Telephone 1 03
FKIDAY, JULY 16, 1900.
McKINNEY We are authorized to announce
Colin P. McKinney. Esq., of Ripley, as a candi
date for Chancellor of the Ninth Chancery Divi
sion, subiect to the action of the Democratic
LAWSON We are authorized to announce A.
J. Lawson as a candidate for re-election to the
office of County Judge for Obion County, subject
to the action of the Democratic party.
ALEXANDER We are authorized toannounce
S. S. Alexander as a candidate for Mayor of Un
ion City. Election in January, 1910.
REYNOLDS We are authorized to announce
J. C. Reynolds as a candidate for Mayor of Union
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 thcaetion of the Demo
TALLEY. We are 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.
The Commercial last week refrained
from saying anything in the way of
comment upon the decision of the Su
preme Court in the Nightrider case,
appealed from Obion County. The ed
itorial comment from the Commercial
Appeal, however, was reproduced. This
was a severe arraignment of the opinion
reversing the verdict of the Obion
County jury on grounds which were
designated merely technical.
Now comes John J. Vertrees, one of
the ablest lawyers in the State, in an
article which we reproduce this week,
supporting the theory that the Supreme
Court justices, those who reversed the
case, were endeavoring to do their duty
in the face of public sentiment that of
guaranteeing the accused every pro
vision of the law in their defense.
No man was ever free from that
quantity known as prejudice. No man
with pulsing red blood can be. He is
human and is susceptible of all the emo
tions, desires and intuition thath uniaii
flesh is heir to. In the United States a
new gulf is appearing, separating the
classes and the masses, and this gulf is
forming every day in the shape of defi
nite proportions. Those who are
aligned on one side cannot give the
same liberality of opinion to the other,
and vice versa, those who hold to the
other side are jealous of their own in
terests and as blind to the scales of jus
tice. Therefore, there is a very wide
difference of opinion in regard to the
opinion of the Supreme Court. The
seed of prejudice has been sown, and
the chances of destroying the harvest
are not very encouraging.
In the United States the same con
ditions are developing that have pre
vailed in the older countries. History
is repeating itself, and as long as the
human family exists will always repeat
itself. "To him that hath shall be
given, and to him that hath not shall
be taken away, even that which he
hath." The older the government the
more opulent and arrogant the rulers
and the greater the demand of excise.
Strained relations increase until a rup
ture, and then begins a new regime
and so on, ad infinitum.
There is one essential point, however,
which will leave little cause for dis
agreement. It is in regard to the legal
or constitutional provision which re--quires
the juror to swear that he has
not formed or expressed an opinion in
regard to the accused. In this the
twentieth century of progress and en
lightenment such a law is practically
obsolete, a relic of the early ages and
primordial conditions. There can be
no strict compliance with such a law in
the present age of instantaneous com
munication and rapid transportation.
It is a nullity. The law is a thousand
years old, and was cut to measure when
the people had no newspapers or direct
communication. How can it apply
- Still, as Mr. Vertrees says, it is a law
and as such must be upheld or subject
the courts to disrespect and finally to
disregard ad libitum. - " '
" In the meantime "Judge Jones will
follow the course outlined, without re
sorting to hasty and injudicious con
clusions, and use every legal jneans to
carry out the purposes of the law in
dealins with the men charged as mur
derers and accessories in the murder
of Capt. Qucntin Kankin. The prison
ers will be held and the case taken up
in the regular order, so far as we know.
All the material in the possession of
the court will be exhausted to arrive at
the ends of justice, and when that is
done the courts will have discharged
When tho political factions in Tennes
see who hold their views and claims
paramount to every other cause, who
religiously guard their rights to public
office with more zeal and fidelity than
discretion when these factions meet in
the halls of legislation, if. instead of
sweating over a pothre, they will look
to the real demands and necessities of
the public then will come an intelligent
revision of our constitution and laws, or
means by which these things can be
brought about. Then we will have a
better system of jurisprudence, and un
til then tho cause of justice will be
Judge Andrew J. Lawson announces
in this paper this week as a candidate
for re-election to succeed himself as
County Judge of Obion County.
Judge Lawson is a life-long citizen of
Obion County, and is probably known
as well as any other man in the county
When the Judge was a much younger
man, it was his ambition to serve the
county in the' Legislature. They beat
the Judge. He survived this defeat and
ventured to offer later for Trustee, or
some other office. Another defeat was
charged uplto him. Eight years ago he
started out again, this time for County
Judge. The Judge hung out his ban
ner. nevertheless, and waited for the
worst. Time moved on and the cam
paign began to warm up, the tide was
turning, the Judge sat up and began to
take notice, and before closing days set
in it was apparent that Judge Lawson
was making a good race.
When the smoke of battle had cleared
away and the vote was counted, the
Judge had defeated all his competitors.
He had more than double the votes of
his strongest opponent, and nearly as
many as the sum total cast for all five
A. J. Lawson was elected to be the
Democratic nominee, practically unani
mously, and indorsed in the general
election, and whatever doubts there
may have been as to his ability and
qualifications to fill the office these have
long ago been dispelled. Judge Lawson 's
record is familiar to every one old
enough to read the proceedings of the
County Court intelligently. He has
demonstrated the fact that he has the
ability and the courage to steer the af
fairs of the county in a safe and judi
cious manner, lie nas proven oeyona a
doubt his ability to lead in the manage
ment of the county finances. He has
proven moreover ins ability to com
mand the attention and respect of
the court. He has proven, among
those who have won distinction in their
respective stations, that he is entitled to
the credit of having largely increased
the value and importance of the posi
tion of County Judge.
Everybody remembers how, during
the administration of Judge Lawson,
he has met all emergencies promptly
and efficiently; how on more than one
occasion the financial clouds have been
dispersed, and how other great and important-questions
have been disposed of
in a similar intelligent manner.
While all these things are true, it is
also remembered that Judge Lawson is
a man of progressive ideas and not
afraid to advocate them. He has favored
the building of iron bridges, the estab
lishment of a better system of improv
ing the public highways, and in a for
ward movement in the support of our
public schools. Everybody knows how
the Judge stands on all these questions,
and they also know that his record will
bear the closest scrutiny.
Judge Lawson enters the race for a
second term as a Democrat, asking to
be the nominee of the party as a Dem
ocrat, willing to abide the counsel of
his party. Judge Lawson's Democracy
is unquestioned, and if Democrats see
fit to honor him again there will be no
cause for regret. With these remarks
we take pleasure in presenting the
name of Judge Lawson to the voters of
Starred to Death
is what could truthfully be said of many
children who die. They have worms,
poor little things they don't know it
and you don't realize it. If your child
is cross, fretful, pasty complexioned and
loses weight for no apparent reason,
give it White's Cream Vermifuge, you
will be surprised at the results and how
quickly it picks up. Sold by Nailling
The Menace of the Mosquito
If we read carefully the journals of
to-day, and notice tho trend of great
minds,' .we will observe with pleasure
that many of them are interested and
engaged in scientific investigation, that
has for its object the betterment and
uplifting of the human race religiously,
morally and physically.
We shall only have time and space to
deal with the last mentioned in this
article quoting Washington Post. We
notice in a recent series of lectures upon
man's protection against disease Prof,
Theobold Smith, perhaps the foremost
authority of the day in this branch of
investigation, quotes with approval the
statement of Dr. Eass (the discoverer of
the life cycle of the malaria parasite
that the wreck of ancient Greek civili
zation was due, not to wars, but to the
insidious work of the malaria mosquito,
It sarmed away the energies of the
rural population, killed off the fair-
haired descendants of the original
settlers, and left instead, the more im
mune and darker children of their cap
tives from Asia and Africa.
Thus the suicide of Grecian civilization
was caused by the ignorance of sani
tation. Medical science has made great
strides during the last century and has
discovered the fact that the little insig
nificant looking mosquito is one of the
most deadly enemies of mankind
However, it is only because we have al
lowed it to become so.
In this enlightened age man has ar
rived at the knowledge whereby he can
protect himself against this deadly foe,
which can be conquered, destroyed and
eliminated from the face of the earth.
Man knows their habits, that their
lives are circumscribed, that they can
easily be cut off by using certain reme
dies at the proper time. They are
harmless if not allowed to come in con
tact with diseases that they transmit.
In many places they are being used
(New Jersey is one) as food for chickens
being caught in great numbers and
then dried and pressed into cakes or
little bales and sold in the market for
fowls as hay is sold for cattle.
Our Government is now sending out
to Panama in great quantities .anti-
mosquito fish that destroy them entire
ly. Would it not be well for us in this
beautiful Southland to have those fish
in our sluggish streams and stagnant
pools, and slowly, but surely, rid our
selves of this life destroying insect?
Mrs. Rice A. Pierce.
In memory of Dr. J. S. Jones and Reuben Ross.
Just as the day was ending, just as
the sun was soon to shine no more in
June, 1909, God looked down and
claimed for his own two fathers that
shall always be remembered. Two com
panions will miss them at morning,
noon and night; two little sons wait
and watch father who never more can
clasp them in their arms when they
come from work; two vacant chairs are
at their homes, two names are missed
at church, two brothers and sons are
gone. But weep not, dear brothers,
sisters and loved ones, for your loss on
arth is gain in Heaven. They were
nid to rest, Thursday, July 1, in the
Clem mons graveyard. Dr. J. S.Jones
was born in Humphreys County, Janu
ary, 1875, and was raised a christian
boy and man, his father being a Bap
tist minister, the church of which he
became a member at an early age. He
attended the Nashville Medical College
and graduated in medicine February 22,
1893; his diploma was framed and
hanging on the wall in his bed-room
when he was killed. He was married
to Miss Evelen Myatt, of Kentucky, a
few years ago. Two sons were born to
them, Jimmie D. aged 3 years; and
Kelly Myatt, aged 18 months. Dr.
Jones was popular in his community,
honorable, kind, pleasant and agree
ably courteous and industrious. Every
one that spoke of him spoke well. He
was a member of the Primitive Baptist
Church, attending regularly at Union
Mr. Reuben Ross was born and
reared near Waverly where, when only
a boy, he married Miss Myrtle Hol
land of that place. Two sons were
given to them; one is three years of
age, a sweet; light-haired blue-eyed
boy; the other is only seven months
old. Neither will ever know a father's
love will only have a mother to care
for them. Mr. and Mrs. Ross came to
Obion County in the spring of 1908. He
was 24 years of age, and was well
thought of by all who knew him; wt
a member of the Christian Church soon
after he moved to Obion. He moved
to the Dr. Jones farm where, on June
30, at 4 o'clock, God called him and Dr.
Jones from this world of sin,' sorrow
and trouble, to where no troubles ever
come, no sorrow is ever known, and
where sin never enters.
Weep not, dear wives, mothers, fath
ers, brothers, sisters and little ones
for husband, father, son and brother
will never know no more sad good
byes, no : more heartaches, or . no
more tears to wipo away; - but joy,
peace and gladness will evermore be
theirs. They will now wait and watch
for their loved ones here on earth as
they strive day by day, and mourn
night by night for them. But cheer
up, dear companions; for look what
God has blessed and left you with; only
think and say, not my will, but Thine
be done; only strive that you and your
little ones meet your loved ones in
Heaven, where no parting never comes;
where no chilling frost shall fall on
flowers that sweetly bloom. All the
saved again shall meet and speak no
more good-byes. Sisters and brothers
stand sobbing beside the empty chairs.
Oh, loved ones! Oh, loved ones,
where art thou t Speak and tell us
where. Homes brightest joys are sad
dened; yield but a shadowed light. The
very winds seem sighing for the loved
ones that are gone.
"Words cannot all be empty;
Surely ye have some balm;
Speak to them of Jesus,
His name has power to calm.
Christ speaks in the midst of sorrow,
'Tis I, be not afraid.
I, who have taken your loved ones,
They live, they ara not dead.
"Only a night of sorrow,
Closed with eternal day:
Only some loved ones waiting,
Leading and pointing the way.
Theirs is joy and gladness,
Chanting His praises sweet,
There at the feet of Jesus,
They wait loved ones to meet.
We have every sort of building and finishing lumber
you're apt to need, including
Framing, Flooring, Ceiling, Siding
Doors and Windows, Shingles
A visit to our yards will be appreciated. Come and
inspect our stock for your own satisfaction.
G.T, IVfoss & Co,
Yards south of Presbyterian Church.
First Street, - UNION CITY, TENN.
UNION CITY ICE
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Office in the C. B. A. Building, front
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UNION CITY, TENN,
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Office in Nailling Building
Office Phone 283 Residence Phone 88
TIME OF TRAINS AT
1 Express (daily), lv .3.55 p.m
3 Express (daily), lv.. .3.32 a.m
5 Aecom. (daily), lv 7.10 a.m
2 Express (daily), lvj-11.54 a.m
4 Express (daily), lv.12.21 a.m
6 Aceom. (daily), ar..7.05 p.m
R. J. BARNETT, Agent.
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General Man ape., . General Pawnger Agent,
MOBILE. ALA. ST. LOCI9. Ma
N-, C & St. L. TIME TABLE.
Arrive Union City.
No. 5o7.4G;a.m. No. 3 3.06 p.m
No.j53 11.15 p.m.
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..5.48 a.m
Trains Nos. 105 and 133 are accommodations
and stop at Gibbs to receive or discharge passen
gers. GIBBS NORTHBOUND.
No. 2 ..19.45 a.m.
No. 4. .11. 50 p.m.
No. 106.12.07 p.m
No. 134.9.18 p.m
tFlag stop under special orders. See agent,
tstorjs on flair only to receive passengers hold-
ing tickets (or 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
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