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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn Entered at the post office at Union City, Ten nessee, an sccoitd-ciasH mnii mstter. ONE riOLLAR A YEAR Telephone 103 FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1900. CHANCELLOR. 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 party. COUNTY JUDGE. 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. FOR MAYOR. ALEXANDER We are authorized to announce 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. II. Bond as a candidate for County Court Clerk of Obion County, subject to the action of the Demo cratic party. T ALLEY. We are authorized to announce C. S. Talley a candidate for County Court Clerk of Obiou County, subject to the action of the Demo cratic party. 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 act' of the Democratic party. TRUSTEE. WORI.EY. We are authorized to announce G W. Worley as a candidate fo ' re-election to the office of Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Register. CHAPEL We are authorized to announce T M (Marvin) Chapel as a candidate for re-election to the office of Register of Obion County, subject to ine action of the Democratic party. 1 r tit Must Hare It. While the building boom is on would it not bd well enough to begin figuring on that) custom house. Remember, gentlemen, that we lost chances of tak ing advantage of the appropriation for a public building because the site was not selected within the time limit. We wave already said enough about the lax- of public spirit in the settlement of me sue question, union jity business gentlemen sometime seem to care very little about public enterprise. But the main view in writing this is to call at tention to the fact that while it may be easy enough to get the appropriation when the time comes it will also be easy enough to lose it unless it is some body's business to look after it. Union City was indifferent before about this appropriation, and but for the fact that our city delivery and postal revenues were in the lead in the Congressional district, Congressman Garrett would probably have given his time alone to Dyersburg's claims. Union City doing practically nothing toward, asking for an appropriation, while Dyersburg was holding public meetings and. sending message after message to Congressman Garrett and Senators Taylor and Fra- zier. Dyersburg even took a census of the city. That was the condition of affairs. This paper and one or two citizens, as far as we know, were the only ones taking any interest in the movement. There should be a special effort made by Union City people to have this question called up at the next session of Congress, if possible. If left to the regular routine, of course, it will not be acted upon until the Sixty-first Congress, which does not meet until De cember, 1910. That is the regular time for appropriations for public buildings. The bill should be called up under special order in some way, if it can be done, and the citizens of Union City should get busy and see to it that noth ing is left undone to obtain this appro priation. There will be nothing lost in making the effort. If somebody doesn't get interested in this matter and look after it we guarantee that the whole thing which was once secured will be lost altogether in both this Congress and others for years to come. Mr. Garrett or any other member of Con gress does not feel at liberty to inter' fere in looking after appropriations for local improvements unless the citizens themselves indicate a desire to have such improvements. Union City should by all means have this public building, and it will be an inexcusable blunder, an unpardonable shamo if it is lost. the Tennessean the other day we under stand that the name of Mr. Moore was in some way mixed with that of Judge Felix W. Moore in the race for judge. Judge F, W. Moore is a candidate for Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals and A. N. Moore is a candidate for Cir cuit Judge. The two are in nowise con nected or in conflict. As to Judge Jones it is presumed that lie will be a candi date to succeed himself. And in this instance it is not improper to recall the fact that Mr. Moore as "Tramp" criti cised Judge Jones for the manner in which he conducted the Nightrider trial last year. Mr. Moore's home is in Union City, arid Judge Jones lives at Dresden. The two gentlemen are well known here. Judge Jones was appoint ed to fill out the unexpired term caused by the resignation of Judge Maiden,' and everybody is familiar with his re cord since the appointment. Since that time Judge Jones' name has been prom inently mentioned in connection with the race for Governor. A. N. Moore is an attorney, lie has practiced at the Union City bar for a number of years In the . race for State's attorney ho was a candidate against General D. J. Cald well, the successful candidate, also of this city. " The West Tennessee Fair Association at L nion .City is nearly ready to issue ts sixth annual premium list. The catalogues will be ready in a few days The premium list includes some extra' ordinary inuucemeiits m the stock line that were never heretofore offered in the way of increased premiums. The premiums in the agricultural depart ment have also beeu very materially enlarged. Some very liberal special premiums have also been offered in this department. Special premiums of $70 have been offered for the best sam ple of corn alone. These are by the Dahnke-Walker Milling Co. and the Hardy Grain Co. On account of the trouble over the running races last year that feature has been dropped, but larg er arrangements have been made in premiums and otherwise to substitute good trotting and pacing races, which properly belong to a county fair. Run ning races are intended principally for a race track, and are often given too much attention at a county fair, caus ing other departments, which are sub stantially better and more profitable, to be overlooked. There is no reason why the fair this year, if everybody get together and concentrate their energies in its success, should not be better than it ever has been. There is plenty of material to make our fair second to no fair in the State and second only to the State fair. This year the poultry ex pert, W. R. Andrews, will have charge of the poultry and agricultural depart ments, and the prospects are that these departments will compete with the woman's department for stellar honors. The departments are all complete in the catalogue, and it will pay you to read it carefully. A. N. Moore, of this city, we under stand, has announced his candidacy to succeed Judge Joseph E. Jones on the bench of the Fourteenth Judicial Cir cuit. Mr. Moore was first an announced candidate for County Judge, but last Saturday concluded to withdraw and enter the race for Circuit Judge. In The Commercial has a communica tion from "Jay" in this issue regarding the construction of gravel roads, or hard roads. We are right with him every day in the week on this point. There is no enterprise on earth that will pay a country as well as good roads and good schools. There is not a single proposition that offers as many advan tages in the way of business as the con struction of hard roads would be to Union City leading from town in vari ous uireetions. there is one noun. however, in "Jay's" article which we believe could be improved upon. The agitation of a bond issue would cause endless discussion, trouble and disagree ment. The quickest and easiest man ner to get at road making is for the people to contribute by popular sub scription to this enterprise. Union City could easily afford to contribute thou- ands of dollars, and the people of the country adjacent could very greatly help us, in order to derive the many advan tages that would accrue in the use of good, hard smooth - surfaced roads. There is no way possible to calculate the extent of these advantages. Sew ers, concrete pavements, and every other public improvement combined would be as a mere bagatelle compared with macadamized roads. Probably the highest price ever paid for standing timber in Obion County was that of last week when C. A. James purchased ten trees from Jno. R. Board for 1750. They were of the white oak variety and fine specimens. Farmers' Home Journal, Louisville. Another pair of Siamese twins was given to the world this week nearCIarks ville. Tenn. Soon after birth it was found that the ligaments of the backs were grown together instead of the sides as was the case of the Siamese twins. At Mount Zion. , The largest crowd probably ever as sembled at Mount Zion at the regular annual church supper was there last Friday nighi. The Union City Concert Band gave its regular Friday evening concert at Mount Zion instead of at Union City, and that, it is thought, helped to swell the number. The band readied the ground about 8.30. Quite a large gathering had already assembled, but from 9 to 9. SO people were as thick as they could stand from the bandstand to the church and everywhere on the lawn in front of the church. The tables, where barbecue and regular supper was served, were all filled early, and before 10 o'clock all the supplies had been ex hausted. The ice cream was all gone a short time after, and by 10.30 the crowd began to disperse. ' The church suppers at Mount Zion constitute an event which is always an ticipated with a great deal of pleasure. Mount Zion is one of the best com munities in the county or in Kentucky in this section. Quite a number of good, substantial citizens and farmers are located in the neighborhood, and what is of much more importance there are a large number of good women who take a lively interest in these occa sions, ladies who know the art of cook ing and how to manage and arrange for a supper. Certain it was that the sup per was as fine as ever touched with a tooth, attested by the fact that num bers are drawn thither, increasing year by year. This year was the greatest of all the successes. The receipts were about $210, and if the supplies had lasted they would have been $300 or more. A very remarkable instance is the fact that out of all the people who were present not a more orderly or well behaved gathering has been seen at an out-door entertainment. That fact alone speaks well for the people of Mount Zion. .The younger people predomi nated. Quite a large portion of these were from the immediate community. Union City furnished a liberal percent age of those in attendance. Of courso we are not familiar enough with the ladies to name those who con tributed largely to the supper, but we do know that Mrs. Glenn, Mrs. Mc Murry, and Miss McConnell were ac tively engaged in looking after the wants of the crowd, because we had the pleas ure of eating supper at the table they were superintending. Mount Zion also has one of the most substantial and comfortable churches in the country anywhere. It is a Metho dist Church and was built partly during the ministration of Rev, Samv Wynn and completed since Rev. Newbill took charge. Rev. Newbill was present at the supper and took us through the church. It is a nice brick building fronting west with a wing and side door to the south, from whence the Union City road approaches. The walls have been plastered and white' coated. The chancel is elevated with a nice rail and pulpit " of hardwood. To the rear of the pulpit is a nice cabinet organ and chairs for choir and chorus. The ceil ing of the building is paneled and dome shaped and the aceoustics are very good The church and surroundings are surely an index of the state of the com munity. With good churches and good schools it is very easy to guess what the people are, and it is a pleasure to speak in complimentary terms of those we know to be a cultured, prosperous and happy Christian people. In Memory.' John Andrew McClanahaa was born July 3, 1852, at Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tenn., and moved to Obion County with his parents in 1SG8.' He was married to Miss Sarah Mc Murry March 12, 1893. To this union there were two children born, Samuel McMurry, who died in infancy, and Mai Bryan, who is 13 years old and still survives. He was in the regular em ployment of theN. C. tfcSt. L. Ry. Co., for 26 years. About 2 years ago he had a stroke of paralysis in his left side. The company hoping that he might re gain his health, sent him to Hot Springs and also to Dawson Springs, but all in vain. In fact his wife had the best local medical talent of the city. After having another strqke Thursday morn ing and one Saturday morning he passed away July 17, 1909, at 12:20 o'clock, ago 57 years and 14 days. He professed faith in Christ during the Gates revival in Union City, but not being able to attend church, did not connect himself with it, yet he lived an humble christian life till death. He leaves a broken hearted wife, one daughter, four brothers and one sister and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. His funeral services were conducted by W. C. Sellers and C. C. Newbill. His remains were laid to rest at Mt. Zion Cemetery Monday, July 19, 1909; . . FOR SALE Two-horse wagon, good as new. Apply to i G. M. Tarker, 17-2t. Union City, Tenn. V.r II ST. mm 2 $VV- I 0P 11 M. 1 Hi GODWIN BROS. -SOLE AGENTS FOR- Chase & Sanborn's Famous Boston Teas and Coffees Bulte's Excellence Flour -AND-: Ferndell Pure Food Ik Products TELEPHONES 79 and 516 E The Building Season NOW ON 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. C.T. IVIoss Sl Co. Yards south of Presbyterian Church. First Street, - UNION CITY, TENN. NOTICE. Leave orders for FLORAL DESIGNS, CUT FLOWERS, etc., at NAILLING DRUG COMPANY Agents Joy Floral Co., Nashville, Tenn. S. K. Davidson J. O. Stubbs DAVIDSON & STUBBS DENTISTS Office In the C. room, B. A. Building, front second floor UNION CITY, TENN. DRS. WHITEHURST & 8AUC0M DENTISTS Office In Naming Building Office Phone 283 Residence Phone 88 Good Roads. There seems to be a disposition oc casionally for the people of Union City to manifest an interest in good roads leadinglnto the town, and as a citizen and farmer will suggest that they need not burden themselves with the whole proposition; we will gladly meet them on common ground in a common interest. A year or two ago we west of town subscribed some $15,000 for a mile of sample road, which was half the amount required, and with that the matter rest ed. I will now say we can raise a simi lar amount to make just a good gravel road twelve feet wide, beginning at the corporation line and running west on the Union City and Lake road, one mile. Now all we ask is just enough assist ance to get a sample, after which, using this as an object lesson when the best part of the dirt road is well nigh impassable six months in the year and barely tolerable the re mainder of the year we think there must surely be evolved a plan by which a satisfactory distribution of monies raised by a bond issue to satisfy anyone if we who have the matter under advise ment make the first donation to the county. It is not very muddy now, but there is a day soon coming when we will all again talk roads. Jay. Telephone Union City Ice & Coal Co. when you want coal right now. 1 OUT OOJLXj GET THE BEST ALWAYS CHEAPEST ALWAYS GOOD UNION CITY ICE AND COAL CO. DISTRIBUTORS OF COMFORT. one No. 150. The Commercial is Very, Very Warm Why Suffer ? 11 Are you one of the thousands of women wEo suffer trom temale ailments I If so. don't'be discour aged, go to your druggist and get a bottle of Wine of Jardui. On the wrapper are lull directions for use. During the last half century, Cardui has been established in thousands of homes, as a safe remedy for pain which only women endure. It is reliable, contains no harmful ingredients and can be depend ed on in almost any case. It Will Help You J34 lira. Charles Bragg, of Sweetser, Ind., tried Cardui. She writes: "Tongue cannot tell how much Cardui has done for me. Before I began taking Cardui I could not do a day's work. I would work awhile and lie down. I 6hall always give praise to your medicine.'' Try Cardui. AT ALL DRUG STORES J CAIRO (3) fWjOLUMBUS J mobile NEW ORLEANS (S)JACK50NVIU TIME OF TRAINS AT UNION CITY. SOUTHBOUND. No. 1 Express (daily), lv 3.55 p.ta No. 3 Express (daily), lv.8.32 a.m No. 5 Accom. (daily), lv 7.10 a.m NORTH HOUND. No. 2 Express (daily), lv.ll.54 a.m No. 4 Express (daily), lv.12.21 a.m No. 6 Accom. (daily), ar 7.05 p.m R. J. BARNETT. Agent. , V.Taylor, Jno. M.beall, General Manage.. General Paisenger Agent, ; MOBILE. ALA. ST. LOCIS. MO. , N..C4 St. L.TIME TABLE. Arrive Union City. EAST BOUND. No. 55 .7.46ja.ni. No. 8 3.0G p.m No.)33..11.15 p.m. west bound- No. 52 6. 44 a.m. No. 4.. .12.46 p.m No. 54.-7.52 p.m. Illinois Central RAILROAD. GIBBS SOUTHBOUND. No. 1 ...8.06 p.m. No. 105.3.46 p.m No. 3 .t5.37 a.m. No. 133..5.48 a.m Trains New. 105 and 133 are accommodations and stop at Gibbs to receive or discharge passengers. GIBBS NORTHBOUND. No. 2 t9.43 a.m. No. 106.12.07 p.m No. 4 ..11.50 p.m. No. 134..9.18 n.m tFlag stop under special orders.' See agent. tStopson flag only to receive nassrncrer- hold. ag 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 Brent at Gibbs. F. W. HARLOW. D. V. A.. Louisville. A. J. McDOUGALL. D. P. A., New Orleans. S. G. HATCH. C. P. A.. Chicago. JNO. A. SCOTT, G. P. A.. Memphis.