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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn
Entered at the post office at Union City. Ten
nessee, as second-class mail matter.
once. l-.i-Ari A
FKIDAY,., AUGUST 27, 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
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.
CHAMBERS.-rWe are authorized to announce
J. M. Chambers, Esq., as a candidate for the office
of County Judge of Obion County, subject to the
action of the Democratic party.
ALEXANDER We are authorized toanuounce
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.
HOUOWAY-We are authorized to announce
J. F. Holloway as a candidate for Sheriff of Obion
County, subject to the action of the Democratic
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
cratic party.
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
cratic party.
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.
WORLEY. We are authorized to announce G.
W. Worley as a candidate for re-election to the
office of Trustee 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.
Congressman Clias. N. Fowler is writ
ing some perfumed notes to "Uncle
Joe." '
When Republicans fall out among
themselves Democrats may get their
A Strong Man.
If Congressman Sims decides to stand
for the United States Senate it will take
a strong man to beat him. He is first
of all a Democrat whose Democracy is
unquestioned. He is also a resourceful
leader, a strong debater and a successful
Congressman Sims is one of the true
representatives of .the people. He is
not a grafter; neither is he a dema
gogue. He is a man of strong con
victions, and the convictions are purely
and unmistakably Democratic.
Congressman Sims has been engaged
in the laudable work of looking after the
interests of his party in Congress as
well as the interests of his people. He
has been a bulwark of protection against
the class interests in Congress, a thorn
in the System. Mr. Sims is not only a
true representative of the people but a
true representative of the South. The
South needs such a man or all such men
in the Senate. In fact the people need
more represenatives in both branches of
The Parcels Post.
The Chattanooga Times calls attention
to the fact that the Tennessee Hardware
Dealers' Association is opposed to the
establishment of parcels posts; and the
Times gives some very good arguments
against the scheme. We think that
when the government transmits letters
it has about discharged its duty to the
people. Certainly it ought not to go
further than it does now in transmitting
merchandise. The national government
has all it can do at present in attending
to its own legitimate business. The es
tablishment of parcels posts would
seriously interfere with certain classes
of business. The hardware dealers are
opposed to it because it would injurious
ly affect the retailer and advance the in
terests of the mail order houses. In
short, it would play into the hands of
the trusts and make the retailers merely
agents to the big combines, if they were
not thrown out of business altogether
As the Times indicates, if the govern
ment should undertake to carry parcels
of any size and weight, it would only be
a short step to the transportation of
passengers. The government, we take
it, has no right to adopt a measure that
is destructive to any legitimate business
and put more power unto the hands of
the ereat combination. There is no
reason why it should, rtr instance, run
all the retailers out of a fcity and make
it buy abroad. Commercial Appeal.
State-Wide Roads.
T-ast week we published an article
from the Home and Farm, expressing
very little sympathy with what are known
as State-wide roads. About Ithe same
time we had a letter from Memphis ask
ing editorial assistance to boost State'
wide roads in Tennessee. This letter
was forwarded from the Business Men's
Club. 7
Now, the truth of the matter is the
Homo and Farm was right. The Busi
ness Men's Club is only another name
for an association endeavoring to put
the State to the expense of making a
trunk road through the State for the
accommodation of automobilists. As
the Home and Farm says public roads
should be built for the benefit of the
farmer, to enable him to get his crops
to market. Then if they are useful to
the automobile owners or useful to other
traffic, well and good.
A trunk line of public roads connect-
ng Memphis, Jackson, Nashville,
Chattanooga, Knoxville and Bristol
would be of no benefit to the farmers of
Tennessee excepting those along the line
of such trunk road.
The building of good roads should be
for the benefit of the farming com
munities, not for the automobile en
thusiast. As far as trade is concerned
the larger cities have their railroad con
nections and facilities. Many of the
small towns in Tennessee have no trans
portation facilities at all, and for the
State to tax the people to build automo
bile trunk lines to the cities would be a
gross injustice. The system of good
roads needed in Tennessee should be in
the form of neighborhood roads, radi
ating from shipping centers. In Penn
sylvania recently the Legislature appro
priated $5,000,000 to build a highway
from Philadelphia to Ohio. Protests
came from the farmers about this waste
and extravagance, and the Governor
etoed the bill.
The automobile may in time become
useful to the farmer, and it is not in:
tended that automobilists should not
have the benefit of good roads, but good
roads should not be constructed with the
sole object of providing speedways for
these automobilists. ,
The delegates to the good roads con
vention at Nashville should take these
matters into consideration. The same
proposition will be sprung in Nashville
to construct State-wide highways, and
it should bo promptly squelched.
Eockfeller's Wealth.
Some enterprising imaginative New
Yorker has told the Courier-Journal of
Louisville that Eockfeller now has
$700,000,000, and that if he lives to be
80 years old, he will be the only billion
aire in history. This veracious chron
icler says Mr. Eockfeller's fortune has
increased $80,000,000 since the panic
times of 1907 because of the advance in
the stock of the Standard Oil. The
aforesaid veracious chronicler also in
forms a curious world that Eockfeller's
fortune amounted to $5,000 in 18G5,
$5,000,000 in 1875, and then on up to
$700,000, ")00.
All of which is important if true.
The chances are, however, that the
young man with the pen is engaged in
the pleasant pastime of guessing. Mr.
Eockfeller may be worth seven hundred
million, or he may not be worth half
that sum. Nobody knows what he is
worth; it is even doubtful if he himself
knows. The Courier-Journal corre
spondent admits that Mr. Eockfeller is
a sphinx; that he never lets the world
know any more about his affairs than
he chooses to let be known. So, in all
likelihood, the correspondent is doing
what the boy in the street says: "He
is talking through his hat."
We are inclined to believe that Mr.
Eockfeller is quite a rich man, much
richer than some others who have been
credited with great wealth, but we do
not believe he is worth $700,000,000 or
anything like it.
There is an old and true saying that
one never knows how long a snake is
until he is dead and laid out. When
Mr. Eockfeller is dead and laid out,
which as a sincere friend of all men,
we hope will be years hence, then the
world may know something about iis
wealth. Until that event, there can be
only speculation; and wild speculation
at that. American.
Good Boad3 Convention.
The following gentlemen are the ac
credited delegates from Obion County
to the Good Eoads Convention, which
meets in Nashville Sept. 21-23:
A. K. Wells, farmer and Justice of
the Peace; S. E. Bratton, farmer and
Justice of the Peace; W. L. Boxley,
farmer; Geo. R. Kenney, lawyer; Jas
Olive, farmer; J. F. Holloway, farmer
and Justice of the Peace; J. I. Cald
well, farmer; H. C. Davidson, farmer;
E. M. Tate, farmer and Justice of the
Peace; A. J. Lawson, County Judge,
J. F. Swiggart, farmer; W. M. Wilson,
capitalist; J. M. Chambers, farmer and
Justice of the Peace.
The Mystery of Pellagra.
. The public health and marine hos
pital j service is more aroused over the
appearance of the disease known as
pellagra thanwer anything of the kind
tlat has come under its observation in
many years. Not even the fever epi
demics of old stirred up the department
to such an extent, for the fever had a
certain definiteness to cope with it
came and went at certain seasons and
in certain localities, and patients either
died, or, after an attack of rarely more
than a few weeks, they returned to their
usual occupations. But pellagra has no
periodical regularity of appearance or
disappearance, although it is said to be
more violent in the spring; nor has it
any local affinities, and the patients go
more often to the madhouse than back
to their former duties. No wonder,
then, that scientists are aroused, and
that investigations are being made all
over the country.
But although pellagra is new, in name
at least, to the people of America, it is
an old story and a sad one to many
countries of Europe. The dictionary
definition of the word is: "An en
demic disease of Southern Europe,
characterized by erythema, digestive de
rangement and nervous affections. ' It
exhibits vernal recurrences or exacer
bations, and is frequently fatal after a
few years." Here is given no cause,
but in the Standard Encyclopedia we
read: "A disease common among the
peasantry of Italy, the Austrias, Gas
cony, etc., caused by living on maize,
affected by a parasitic fungus. It com
mences by a shining red spot on some
part of the body, the skin becomes dry
and cracks, and the epidermis falls off
in white, bran-like scales, leaving a
shining redness as before." Thus we
see that although it scales, it is abso
lutely different from leprosy which is
devoid of color.
A quotation from the Popular Science
Monthly says further: "In the maize
porridge, which is the chief food of a
certain class of Italian workmen, there
is formed, by putrefaction, during the
hot months, a poison which causes pel
lagra." Here is given the origin of the
cause of the disease; and Chambers'
Encyclopedia throws more light on the
subject by the following statement:
"The extent of the ravages of this af
fection may be estimated from the fact
that, of 500 patients in the Milan Luna
tic Asylum in 1827,. one-third were pel
lagrins," that is, persons affected by
pellagra. Again we read in the Ency
clopedia Britanica that "a large num
ber of pellagrous peasants end their
days in lunatic asylums in a state of
driveling wretchedness or raving mad
ness." Of the possibility of curing the
disease very little is said; some authori
ties being hopeful if it is taken in time
and treated properly; others not so san
guine, and pointing gloomily to the in
sane reports.
With these scientific sidelights thrown
on the subject, the alarm of the health
departmeut over its discovery in this
country is readily understood. When
first discovered it was believed to be
confined to the South, but investiga
tions made recently show its presence
in Illinois, and by the time the search
is completed it will no doubt be found
scattered all over the country, without
respect to latitude or longitude, for we
are, in all sections, more or less a corn
eating nation. '
Good corn meal, and there is more
of it good than bad, is as wholesome as
any wheat produce; it is only the very
inferior or filthy grades that hold any
menace for the human stomach, and
through the stomach for the brain.
The health department, knowing this,
has already sent expert scientists to the
corn-growing States to look into the
character of grain that is being harvest
ed; and no doubt the pure-food people
have long ago set their watch on the
mills and markets.
But if the danger from this disease is
a fact as stupendous as is represented,
then the health and hospital service
must go still further in throwing out
defences. The pure food laws may pro
tect those who buy from established
dealers, but how about the numberless
country people. .who send their corn to
some local mill that is far from the pub
lic eye, and get it back ready for the
baking? It seems from statistics that
in foreign countries it is this class of
working or farming people who arc
more frequently affected by the dis
ease, why should it not 1; so in our
country? If it is true that pellagra is
filling our insane asylums and if the
disease comes from eating of KwinM
corn meal, then every old, uninspected
mill that keeps pictur?iii fjuard be
side a rural stream may le grinding out
disease and death for member of that
community. In mute way the health
scientist, in his fight on pellagra, has
got to reach thews mills, and either de
stroy them, or else educate the millers
so that they may know good corn from
bad. And not only should the miilers
be so educated, but every farmer must
be "put wise" to the wholesome or
poisonous qualities; of the grain he
coaxes from the ground, and finally
eats iu his kitchen. No doubt pellagra
has been in this country, for many
years, holding its head under various
names; but now that its presence is
known it must be fought at every stage
and point. If the pure food laws re
quire the inspection of factory mills,
it should also look after those that look
pretty in a picture but may be insani
tary within. Commercial Appeal.
Marriage Licenses.
Ernest Holt and Lizzie Miller.
C. J. Barrett and Ethel Nelson.
E. D. Elkins and Annie Halley.
Herbert Dowdy and Euby Rogers
C. D. Hicka and Bessie E. Myers.
W. H. Pyles and Sallio Byars.
J. F. Tunc and Mary Roberts.
Tom Huffman and Mary C. Tidwell.
Strother Eice and Charlotte Ballard.
Toy Cunningham and Ludy Scott.
F. W. Isbell and Evalyn A. Cole.
T. J. Gills and Imer Bynum.
C. Holmes and Beulah May Bradley.
Evander Mitchell and Elsie Langston.
Ed Anderson and Claudie Newton.
J. II. McNeill and Nina Long.
Will Kelley and Miss Bess Puckett.
W. C. Carroll and Laura Blackwell.
Watch for the "Singing School Be-
ginment" at Reynolds Upera nouse
about the middle of September.
The Building Season
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,
inspect our stock for
C.T. Moss fk Co.
Yards south of Presbyterian Church.
First Street, -
The Commercial is
Nearly all women suffer at times from female
ailments. Some women suffer more acutely and
more constantly than others. But whether you have
little pain or whether you suffer intensely, you
should take Wine of Cardui and get relief.
Cardui is a safe, natural medicine, for women,
prepared scientifically from harmless vegetable in
gredients. It acts easily on the female organs and
gives strength and tone to the whole system.
The Woman's Tonic
Mrs. "Tenia Wallace, of Sanger, Tex., tried Cardui. She writes :
"Cardui hag done more for me than I can describe. Last spring I
was taken with female inflammation and consulted a doctor, but to
no avail, so I took Cardui, and inside of three days, I was able to do
my housework. Since then my trouble has never returned." Try it.
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be appreciated. Come and
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Teas and Coffees
Latimer & McCutchan
Shoe Store
Rooms 1 and 2
Dr. Nailling
Rooms 2 and 3
Dr. Whitehurst
Rooms 4 and 5
Dr. Loring
Physician and Surgeon
Room 6
Forester, Beckham &
Real Estate Agents
No. 1 Express (daily), Iv.-3.55 p.m
No. 3 Express (daily), lv 3.32 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
No. 6 Accom. (daily), ar.. .7.05 p.m
R. J. BARNETT, Agent.
Genera 1 Manage. , General Fiiie-gei Agent,
. Arrive Union City.
No. 55 7.46ja.m. No. 3 3.06 p.m.
, No.jo3..11.15 p.m.
No. 52. .6.44 a.m. No. 4 12.46 p.m
No. 54..7.52 p.m.
Illinois Central
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 Nos. 105 and 133 are accommodations
and stop at GiBbs to receive or discharge passen
No. 2 ..t9.4o 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.
tStops on flag only to receive passengers hold
ing tickets for points north of Carbondale where
2 or 4 stop.
Trains Nos. 134 and 10 are accommodations.
Tickets and particulars as to specific rates,
limits and train time of your home ticket agent
at Gibbs.
f. W. HARLOW. D. P. A.. Louisville.
A. J. McDOUGALL. D. P. A., New Orleans.
S. G. HATCH, G. P. A., Chicago.
JNO. A. SCOTT. G. P. A.. Memphis.

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