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DENTISTS. E. Church St., Union City .Telephone 144. Drs- Moores & Long:. DENTISTS. E. Church St., Union City Telephone 144. 1 Union City Commercial, established 1S90 " ,.j . . . ' WestTeuiiessee Courier, established 1S97 j Consolidated September 1, 1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1909. VOL. 18, NO. 22 The Commercial THOUSANDS of school children s nervous systems are sucked and mental power impaired by being compelled to study with de fective eyes. The larger cities have laws that require parents to have their children's eyes examined before entering school. Bring your children to my office and have their eyes examined before school time. Dr. J. Frank McMichael EYE SPECIALIST 70 doers south of First National Bant, UNION CITY, TENN. HEADACHE RELIEVED WITH GLASSES WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE FAILS. Jno. T. Walker, President H. DiETZEWice President D. N. Walkek, Cashier Hunter Elam, Ass't Cash'r THE THIRD NATIONAL DANK Union City Tennessee This Bank was organized, succeeding the Commercial Bank, to meet a growing demand from the public for greater security and more conservative methods in banking. The management will bestow unusual care in always being able and ready to loan reasonable sums at uniform rates to its patrons; and each one of its sixty local stockholders are individually and collectively an abiding assurance that courtesy -and conservatism will be its fundamental guide of conduct. Cash Capital and Surplus... $80,000.00 Stockholders' Liability (and every dollar good).. 60.000.00 Security for Depositors. $140,000.00 GROWING DAILY PROSPEROUS CONSERVATIVE Accounts Solicited from. $1.00 Up SPECIAL The great demand of the pub lie nowadays is for pure food in a sanitary manner. Take sliced meats ham, bacon, dried beef, porkloin, sausage, etc. You can cook them slightly or not at all, and you want to be sure that they are the best cuts, not the odds and ends of meat thrown into a jar, and that they are handled as little as possible. , Realizing this. I have installed an AMERICAN SLICING MACHINE. This marvelous invention cuts slices the right thickness, without handling. , I use only the best cuts and can still give you more slices for the same money than you can se cure otherwise. Call and see it; you will be interested. Telephone 66 W. L. WHITE Telephone 462 COUNTY PRIMARY. The Sheep-Killing Dog. From Maine to Florida the sheep- killing dog is the overseer of the other man's farm. Says the New Orleans States: Jjnt.fMV t.lwre has Iwpn Hnmn tollr last Saturday afternoon in pursuance Lilflllt :, , f,, j,r: dustrv in certain sectinns nf Tsniiainna conmUoein ca.nng a county primary and Wississippi whid) are snendidlv adapted to the purpose, but before any Election Date Changed to Saturday, October 16. The Obion County Democratic Execu tive Committee met at the courthouse J i ! . 1 x . . ikxi Apru 10 select Jjemocratic nomi nees for the county offices, I en committeemen were represented in person or by proxy as follows: Chair man O. Spradlin, Cato Davis, W. G effort is made or money invested it is well to confer with thoso who have at tempted the growing of sheep in the sections mentioned. If this be done it Pnltir TV.1... Wl,itn X-T..,.,r. It..i I,.!.- I j, u.... u,Uu6. iiun.)Juau w h(, ,., t ,fi ,!. rnu,:n nf !,. Swiggart representing one proxy and and valuable herJs of .g . P- Caldwell representing four proxies. siblfl sn m. t, . ... . . A motion was made by Mr. White ;nfivifh, 11lailTO nni1 lWioto' nnnatita that the date of the Obion County for tho friskv itf. , , . primary election be changed from April, Lemain s nn nt , . 1910, to Saturday, October 16, 1909, L!lrtfIl That Cool Place where they all go in Summer Ice Cream Sodas and Sherbets. Go where they all go and get the best. Our Motto QUALITY Our Motto Quick service and we never fail to please. DAHNKE'S Give us a trial. Phone 109. THE COMMERCIAL IS DOING ITS BEST llS YOUR BABY SICK 1 J BAD BOWELS TEETHING GIVE IT jj WARE'S BABY POWDER AND IT WILL GET WELL ASK T. J. BONNER & SON . RIVES, TENN. Jill v 1.1 Mm i I. - - and after a few remarks the motion was seconded by Mr. Davis and agreed to three votes being cast against the motion by Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Swiggart for committeemen whose proxies they were representing. Incorporated in the motion were the provisions that the election be held in accordance with the general primary election law past by tho last Legislature. In compliance with the law a subcom mittee was named, composed of Chair man Spradlin, W. G. Petty and Hughes Hunt, to meet on Saturday, September 18, 1909, for the purpose of receiving anu ceruiying to tne application ot can didates and list of officers, judges and clerks, the latter to be named by the committeemen of the various civil dis tricts. A motion was also passed that the application of no candidate be received or indorsed unless accompanied with $10, the amount assessed to each can didate as his pro rata portion of the expenses of election. The amount is to be deposited with the chairman of the executive committee, Mr. Spradlin. This motion was not intended for the sole purpose of disbarring any candi date, but to avoid entanglements in making collections. The county primary is to be held on the same date, but separate and distinct from the judicial primary election, sep arate ballot box and officers, judges and clerks. The two elections, however, will be held on the same day and the same voting places in the county. " lne meeting oi tne committee was held and action taken as above in pur suance of a petition signed by a num ber of the candidates and published in last week's paper. After Blind Tigers. Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 1G. Atty.- Gen. McCarn offers to pay $50 reward for the first proof Drought to him of a violation of the prohibition law by a hite man on or after August 14, and before the opening of the criminal court on the first Monday in September. This money is to be paid upon the final conviction of the violator, and the offer applies only to sales made be tween the dates mentioned. . The money is to be paid by Mr. McCarn personally, and not by the State or country. ' Since the adjournment of the grand- jury some of the saloon men have be come somewhat emboldened, but this offer will make matters difficult for them. It will make it a rather haz ardous matter to sell liquor to any ex tent when the buyer is liable to give testimony against the seller at any time. Judge Harris Comes Home. St. Louis, Aug. 15. Judge Harris, of Tipton ville, Tenn., president of the company which owns Reelfoot Lake, in Obion County, Tenn., and whose pres ence here a fortnight ago caused the re port that he had broken down because of threats of Nightriders, left to-day for his home. Judge Harris has been in a local hospital undergoing treatment for malaria. t ThsGommercial, $1.00 a year, and It's Worth It. As an investment diamonds are1 most excellent. They never deteriorate, wear out or fall in. price. When you buy diamonds, come here.. Then you will be sure to get what you pay for. Bransford & Andrews. the experience of a number of enter prising citizens who have sunk much money in hopeless attempts to become wool growers in the Florida parishes of this State, and tho same experience has been encountered in all of the Southern States that suffer from the yellow dog affliction. We are told by the medical sharps, who occasionally journey down from Washington for the beneficent purpose of enlightening us, that because of ma laria, hookworm, pallagra and other diseases peculiar to the clime, the South is losing hundreds of millions of dollars every year. W hile the information is somewhat distressing, the South would welcome all these ills with open arms and advance in prosperity by tremen dous leaps and bounds if it could eet id of its prolific breed of yellow dogs. There are in Louisiana, Mississippi and other States as far north as Vir ginia lands which for sheep-grazing purposes cannot be excelled anywhere, and could be made to add enormously to tho wealth of this section of the country were it not for the yellow dogs and a class of people who value them highly as family possessions. These dogs can be found in varying numbers at every home in the rural regions. They produce nothing except fleas in abundant quantities, repulsive sores and highly offensive smells, but they are large consumers of fresh mutton and veal which they seek on nightly prowls. What they cost this State each year in dollars and cents would be startling if the figures were collected and the total published, but nevertheless they are idols m a thousand households; their worthless tribe never ceases to in crease, yet experience here in Louis iana has demonstrated that any propo- sition to rid the State of their presence by means of taxation or otherwise is tantamount to inviting a civil war or a great popular upheaval from which the country politicians shrink in terror. So it is impossible to escape the conclusion that the yellow and malodorous dog is here to stay until, perchance, he devel ops some day a disease that will carry all of his kind into the maw of the hun gry and ever-ready buzzard. We believe, however, that a final and organized effort should be made to con vince the small farmers of the Florida parishes the finest sheep-growing sec tion in the State that if they will stop raising yellow dogs and devote them selves to the production' of sheep and wool, it will not be long before they own automobiles and winter residences in New Orleans and become' constant and grateful subscribers to the Daily States. There is more money in rais ing sheep than in the propagation of a breed of sheep-killing dogs, and the moment out small farmers realize that fact, that moment will their prosperity begin and increase amazingly. A Weakling is the only way. to describe the poor child that is afflicted worms. No mat ter how much or how often it eats, the worms get all the nouishment from the food, the child gets practically none. White's Cream Vermifuge gets rid of the worms quickly, easily and with no bad aftereffects. Price 25 cents a bottle. Sold by Nailling Drug Co. MISTAKEN FOE BURGLAR Geo. Speed Shoots and Kills Brother in-Law, Ab Vinson. Fulton, Ky., Aug. 15. A terrible tragedy was enacted two miles north of Fulton last night when George Speed shot and instantly killed his brother-in-law, Ab. Vinson. Vinson, with his wife and three chil dren, were in town yesterday afternoon, and, meeting Speed, tho latter invited them to spend the night at his home. The intense heat made it impossible for Vinson and his wife to sleep, and the two arose and went out on the balcony to cool off. Their talk aroused one of the Speed children, and the child told his father burglars were in the house. At this juncture Mr. and Mrs. Vin son arose to go in the house, and the elder Speed seized a shotgun and open ed fire on them. The first shot struck Vinson and he fell dead. The second shot was intended for Mrs. Vinson, but went wide of the mark. Speed is heartbroken over the sad affair. Vinson's body was laid to rest this afternoon at Chapel Hill, a large concourse of friends following tho re mains to their last resting place. No action will be taken against Speed. He is a man of high character and his version of the sad affair is accepted without question. It is merely the old story of being too quick with a gun. Misleading the Public. An Associated Press dispatch from St. Louis says that Judge Harris, the principal owner of Reelfoot Lake, has returned to Lake County, after spending two weeks in the hospital in that city, where he was being treated for malarial troubles. Some days ago the wires carried a. sensational report that Judge Harris had gone to St. Louis for fear of Nightriders, and it was broadly initimated he would not return to the Lake country. When we read this latter dispatch w did not believe there was a word of truth in it. The St. Louis Dispatch confirm our opinion. Ine inaccurate and unfounded state ments of correspondents is a source of great annoyance to reputable newspa pers. Such statements embarrass the newspapers, and cause many unthink ing persons to believe that newspapers strive to print anything whether I true or untrue. Such reports as that con cerning Judge Harris lend color to this view. However, there never was more erroneous understanding in the public mind. Newspapers of character and standing make every possible effort to gather aud print the news accurate ly. Not infrequently they spend time and money merely to establish some really unimportant fact because of the great desire to print only the truth. And it is only fair that newspapers should print tho facts, and the facts only. Patrons buy them as they buy other commodities. When they buy Hour or meat or clothing they do not want to be cheated. No more will they support a newspaper which cheats them in order to make a sensation. The first report about Judge Harris never had any basis. It would have been easy to have ascertained the facts. But, no; some penny-a-liner felt that he could make a few pennies by telling the world that Judge Harris had been run out of the country because of Night rider threats. The penny-a-liner made I his pennies, but at the same time he led his readers to believe that the Reel footers were a band of savages stand ing ready to murder the Judge if he did not leave. Such reports, therefore. not only demonstrate the inaccuracy of some newspaper men, but they are also damaging to the good name of the State. It is high time the newspapers were giving cheap "story" tellers to under stand that they will not stand for inac curate and sensational reports. Nash uille American. The Good Roads Gospel. The Ohio Farmer has the right idea about the principle of road construction. That is, as to the policy which ought to be supported by farmers and developed for their benefit. The Ohio Farmer ex presses little sympathy with what are called State-wide highways, but it sug gests a substitute in the form of neigh borhood roads, radiating from shipping centers. It costs too much for the farmer to get his crop to market. He complains a great deal about railroad charges and railroad discrimination, and in many cases these complaints are just. But he ought to complain about his county authorities, about his neighbor hood oflicers, about the men who have not provided good roads to the nearest railroad station. Each county ought to develop year by year a system of good roads covering the whole territory, but, as the Ohio Farmer suggests, these roads should be built to the benefit of the farmer, to en able him to get his crops to market. Then if they are useful to the automo bile owners or useful to other traffic, well and good. The truth is, no community can over estimate the value of good roads. Ev ery dollar put in good roads adds $10 to the land in that neighborhood. But this does not mean that roads ought to be built regardless of local ne cessities or local movements. In Penn sylvania recently the Legislature appro priated five million dollars to build a highway from Philadelphia to the Ohio line. Protest came from the farmers 1 i. :., ... ., i . ... .. i uuuub una wiisiu aim extravagance, ana the Governor vetoed the bill. There is a prejudice in farming com munities against the automobile; but it is disappearing and it ought to disap pear. The farmer ought to watch care fully the development of the automo bile. It has heretofore been the toy of the rich. It is gradually developing on lines which make it the most efficient aid to the next generation of farmers. The movement for good roads took on a national aspect when the bicycle was a new instrument of locomotion. The roads remained long after the bi cycle craze disappeared, or after it gave place to the automobile movement. Home and Farm indorses heartily the views of the Ohio Farmer. It fa vors good roads and many of them, but it believes instead of being made State wide highways, or what, in railroad parlance, are called trunk lines, they ought to be made local highways. Home and Farm. Call and inspect our stock of dia monds. We think we can show vou some good values, whether you want to buy or not. Bransford & Andrews. Shoots Young Wife. Humboldt, Tenn., Aug. 14. A very serious accident occurred at the home of the late R. L. Craddock last night about ten o'clock. Mr. Edgar Craddock and his wife (nee Miss Gertrude Jinnette), to whom he was married last Wednesday, went to their room and be fore lighting a lamp, Mr. Craddock placed his pistol on a dresser, as he thought, but the dresser had been moved aud the pistol fell to the floor and was discharged, the ball entering the young wife's chest and ranging up ward was cut out of the back of the left shoulder. This is a most unfortunate affair and the friends of the young couple deeply sympathize with them in their hour of trouble. The physicians think unless some complication sets up, there is hope of the unfortunate one recovering. Disagreeable at Home. Lots of - men and women who are agreeable with others get "cranky" at home. It's not disposition, it's the liver If you find ,in yourself that you feel cross around the house, little things worry you, just buy a bottle of Ballard's Herbine and put your liver in shape. Vou and everybody around you will feel better for it. Price 50 cents per bottle. 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