Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn
Entered at the post office at Union City, Ten
nessee, an sccoitd-ciasH mnii mstter.
ONE riOLLAR A YEAR
FRIDAY, JULY 30, 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, subject 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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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; . .
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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
It is not very muddy now, but there
is a day soon coming when we will all
again talk roads. Jay.
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when you want coal right now. 1
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No. 3 Express (daily), lv.8.32 a.m
No. 5 Accom. (daily), lv 7.10 a.m
No. 2 Express (daily), lv.ll.54 a.m
No. 4 Express (daily), lv.12.21 a.m
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Arrive Union City.
No. 55 .7.46ja.ni. No. 8 3.0G 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 .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.
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No. 4 ..11.50 p.m. No. 134..9.18 n.m
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