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' l' . .' Vi- THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Balrd, Union City, Tenn Filtered at the post office at Union City, Ten nessee, as second-class mull matter. ONE nOLLAR A YEAH FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1909. Announcements. FOR MAYOR. REYNOLDS We. are authorized to announce J. C. Reynolds as a candidate for Mayor of Union City. Election In January, 1910. COBLE. We are authorized to an not' (ce J. A Coble as a candidate for Mayor of Union City Election in January, 1910. FOR ALDERMAN. WHITE We are authorized to announce Ed win K. White as a candidate for Alderman of Union City. Election in January, 1910. ADAMS We are authorized to announce John P. Adams as a candidate for Alderman of Union City. Election in January, 1910. SEMONES. We are authorized to announce John Semones as a candidate for re-election as Alderman of Union City. Election in January 1910. MOSS. We are authorized to announce Chas T. Moss a candidate for Alderman of Union City, Election in January, 1910. I'ARK. We are authorized to announce Lu ther Tark a candidate for Alderman of Uniou City. Election in January, 1910. BURDICK We are authorized to announce J. C. Burdick a candidate for re-election as Alderman of Union City. Election in January, 1910. CALDWELL We are authorized to announce D. P. Caldwell a candidate for Alderman of Union City. Election in January, 1910. Democratic Ticket. Circuit Judge, JOSEPH E. JONES, of Weakley County. Chancellor, C. P. Mc KINNEY, of Lauderdale County. Attorney-General, D. J. CALDWELL, of Obion County. County Judge, A. J. LAWSON. Trustee, G. W. WORLEY. Sheriff. T. J. EASTERWOOD. County Court Clerk, C. S. TALLEY. Clerk of the Circuit Court, H. M. GOLDEN. Register, J. M. CHAPEL. Why Not Do So? Reports are tliat tlio present tariff laws will not be adequate to cheek the decreasing surplus in the United States Treasury. If we only Jiad some states men who were at the same time consci entious business men and less unscru pulous demagogues and time servers in the United States Congress there might be some sound, healthy legislation en acted and some degree of conservatism shown in the management of our finan cial atlairs. iiat with tne ever-increasing pension list, the increase of the President's salary ajid every mem ber of Congress, buying automobiles for President Taft, the President of the Senate and Speaker Cannon, making provisions for annual Presidential cam paign junkets, all of which are abso lutely unnecessary, together with the legitimate expenses of the Panama Ca nal and current Governmental expendi tures have we not enough to make the people sit up and take notice. But not satisfied with the present burden here comes President Taft with his retinue and all the fatuous syncophants crying, make way for the great deep waterways and the merchant marine. Instead of doing something to relieve the financial situation we must go millions of dollars into debt undertaking an endless job of straightening and deepening the chan nel of every interior waterway; we must vote millions to ship builders for the purpose of satisfying a great national vanity. e must tlo all tins and cause a stamp tax to Ik; levied on every article of food and clothing to support these great national enterprises. If the Pres ident is patriotic and sincere and hon est, why can't he say to the people . will relinquish my claim to appropri ations for increase of the President's salary and extras; I thank you, gentle men, for your kindness, but I herewith decline to take advantage of the expense of national junketings and ask that it be applied to the working surplus in the National Treasury. Furthermore, gentlemen, I ask for a revision of the pension ILst to meet the actual require ments of disabled veterans and their widows and children. If President Taft will come to the people with soaiething like this sentiment he might get sub stantial encouragement for reasonable and legitimate- improvements. But . without it he nor any other man can expect to have the confidence of the uuisscs. , i: For Our Subscribers. It must be remembered that the late ruling of the Postmaster-General re quires us to collect subscriptions to The Commercial within one year after the subscription begins, else we must bo notified that the paper is wanted for another year. Practically, subscriptions should be paid in advance, but this is not always observed by subscribers and patrons of county papers. This notice, however, is for the purpose of asking our delinquent subscribers to pay up or notify us accordingly if they desire the paper to continue. If the foregoing rule is not observed we are compelled to discontinue the paper. Please let us hear from you at once.. AROTTND TOWN. We are very much indebted to E. L. Harrison, the young gentleman who did the sketches for the cartoon on the firrt page and the profile at the head of the social, affairs on another page. Mr. Harrison was formerly a member of the staff of the Memphis Tress, and lias been professionally engaged, in newspaper work for some time. The cartoon was made on very cheap paper, which Mr Harrison says he could not use to good advantage. It is, however, a good speci men 01 cartoon work. me bust is pecially attractive. It is an artistic Conception drawn with skill. Mr. liar ison has kindly permitted us to use these sketches, for which ho has our thanks. Should any of our business men desire anything in the way of sketching of a personal or a business character they would do well to see Mr. Harrison D. r. Caldwell, one of our well known citizens, announces m this week s issue as a candidate for Alderman of Union City. As everybody knows Mr, Cald well is a bookseller and stationer, and one of our progressive, enterprising bus iness men. He has always been deeply interested in whatever tends to the up- ifting and advancing of our business, educational, political and religious in terests. He is, in other words, an ac tive, useful citizen. Mr. Caldwell a few ears ago was one of the promoters of our agricultural street fair, which led to the organization of the West Tennessee Fair Association. Lately be was al most solely instrumental in securing the finances for the purchase of Alex ander Hall, one of the recent substan- ial additions to the rapid development the Union City Training School. While a former member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Mr. Caldwell was ery active and attentive to the interests of the city. He was the member who suggested the system of establishing a fiat m ininnim rate for the city lights, all those with metres, thereby largely increasing the revenue from that plant. He was chairman for some time of the street committee and personally directed a very large per centage of the tiling that was utilized in improving our streets. Mr. Caldwell is always an ac tive man along progressive lines and comes before the voters asking an in dorsement of his claims for that office. An Unusual Opportunity for Live Stock Growers. Arrangement is being made by inter ested parties at Nashville and in this county to give the farmers and live stock growers of this county the unu sual opportunity, on Nov. 16, at 11 a. m., of listening to addresses on live stock growing by some of the most em inent and capable speakers on the sub ject to be found either in the State 'of Tennessee or the United States. Col. John Thompson, Commissioner of Ag riculture, Nashville; Hon. May Over ton, President State Livestock Associ ation, Nashville, and Dr. John Sevev ster, of the Bureau of Animal Industry, Washington, 1). C, will be among the number to speak. Mr. L. P. Bellah, of the Industrial and Immigration De partment, N. C. & St. L. Railway, Nashville, will accompany the party and will also deliver an addYess. These addresses will cover all classes of live stock, viz.: horses, mules, cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, etc., and no farmer in this county who is interested in any line of live stock raising should fail to hear these addresses. Let every farmer in Obion County prepare to at tend these free lectures ip Union City on Nov. 16. Don't let the opportunity pass. BV MRS. BERRYHILL. It is to be Loped that our coming Mayor will bring us, among other things and free electric fans, hotter paved and lighted streets. The better paving of the streets has already begun and has changed the visage of the town not a little. We are now able to go from the steam laundry to the Cumber land Church on a bright moonlight night without danger of being crippled for life. There are also other strips of city .concrete that have lessened the aclio of many a tired foot and served as balm for sore eyes. Blessings be upon , the head of the present Mayor or that gathering of Aldermen who met to pro pose such a project one time instead o having the toothache and staying home or having another engagement, Whoever did it 'was thinking of being highly useful to somebody else besides himself, which certainly is the niees' sort of religion after air. Before we broach the subject of Carnegie ltbrarie and fan franchises, however, it behooves one to throw a few thoughts in the di rection of city lights. This subject re calls to mind the sweetly familiar though touching ballad, "There is No Place Like Home, but I'm Afraid to Go Home in the Dark." I believe the mechani cal piano played this same despairing air beneath the casement windows of the city water and light office for the six consecutive months of last spring and summer. The plea being ineffec tual it was moved away, and a melan choly group of tombstones now occupy that spot. Of course the light company can do nothing in this case without the Mayor, the Mayor can do nothing with out the Board, the Board can do noth ing without the people, and the people can do nothing without exerting them selves. It reminds one of the story we used to know about the lady who went to market to buy a pig and when she was coming home the pig wouldn't go over the stile. Only in the case of the lady, she exerted herself. A man was run into by some delivery hack one dark night not long since on one of the principal streets here and' his shoulder broken. It wasn't a case of reckless driving or stupidity, but just a simple case of "couldn't see." No one is to blame, of course. It would be a great thing for the town if some sound business men would buy the big grain works which, since the la mentable death of Mr. Hardy, have passed under tne hammer, and start them working again. It would mean the employment of a crowd of men who need the work. It would mean the cir culation of labor and money, two things which go toward the expanding of a township. Special Bargains in Real Estate IrpiE The watchman at the Main street crossing of the M. & O. lines deserves a handsome Christmas gift from the peo ple who have to drive over these yards. He has always been at his post rain or shine and seems to be wholly concen tratedon bis duty. Certainly we should show our appreciation of his service in some way. 1 nave always wondered who finally became so kind as to put him there. Bon Air Coal, best and cheapest, Union City Ice & Coal Co. at 'Where is the steam lauudry?" said the stranger from the Palace Hotel, with a bundle under his arm. 'Over there next to the Episcopal Church." "Ah, I see," he said, reflectively, Cleanliness next to godliness. Thanks. Good morning." The Rev. L. G. Landeuberger's most interesting talk at the New Church Chapel was well attended last Sunday night. He gave explanations of ortho dox doctrines, Theosophy, Spiritual ism, New Thought and Christian Science as applied in a rational manner and finished with a most lucid explan ation of the Trinity as the New Church man holds it and of the Lord's second coming in the Letter of the Word. There has been an idea, he understands, among a great many people that Swe- lenborg, the pathfinder of this church, las been thought a spiritualist or a preacher. This is very erroneous. Swe denborg was a writer on theology, zoolo gy and economics who lived over two hundred years ago in Sweden. He was appointed by the then reigning king Director of the Mines of that country. As a very young man his writings were wonderful and influential. He was a member of the Royal Court and of the great educational and theological socie ties of the land. His stupendous works, over fifty great books, have been trans lated from their original Latin for years and are found in the libraries of leading scientists and great men. His "Econ omy of the Animal Kingdom" is said to be one of the most wonderful books ever written. His prophecies concern ing science, written over two hundred years ago, are being revealed to-day. Emerson, who was a great student., of Swedenborg, wrote: "The truths pass ing out of Swedenborg 's system into general circulation are now met with every day qualifying the views and creeds of all churches aDd of men of no church." One lot about 80 feet front and 100 feet deep, the Averitt home in the east end of city. Price $650 cash. Oho lot with five-room cottage, S0xl25, located on the corner of Division and College. Price $750, one-third cash and balance one and two years at 6 per cent. 7-room cottage located in the north part of the city, lot 83x132. Price $800.00. An acre lot with two small cottages on same in the southeast part of city. Price .$700. 00 cash. One nice 5-room cottage in good re pair on South Ury street, concrete walk in front, lot 75x150 ft. Price $1,050.00, one-half cash, balance 12 months at 6 percent. ' " 185 aero farm, 1 miles east of the city, all in good state of cultivation, good house, new barn, running water through the place. This is a bargain at $80.00 per acre, one-half cash, balance 1 and 2 years at 6 per cent. Nice -12 acre farm, 2 miles ndrth of the city, with nice 6-room fiame home, good barn 24x32 ft. and plenty of nice shade, water and so on for $2,100.00, $1,250.00 cash, balance 12 months. 100 acre farm, 21 miles south of Harris, Term., 2 houses, one 4-room the other 3-room and 2 good barns, 85 acres in cultivation, one-third cash, balance 1 and 2 years. One 6-room cottage, corner Division and College streets, 2 rooms upstairs. Price, $750, one-half cash and balance in 12 months with 6 per cent interest. . FORESTER & FORESTER. mm m iii 1 r I - f w. jl ra h i GODWIN BROS. -SOLE AGENTS FOR- Chase & Sanborn's Famous Boston Teas and Coffees Bulte's Excellence Flour -AND- Ferndell Pure Food Products TELEPHONES 79 and 516 IQ1 II g 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. IVI OSS &Co. Yards south of Presbyterian Church. First Street, - UNION CITY, TENN. W,COIUMBUS NERIDInNW AsVH0NTCOMEI,1r M ls MOBILE. , () NEW lAtnmm,. I ORLEANS v5-".ui TIME OF TRAINS AT UNION CITY. NORTHBOUND. No. -2 Express (daily), lv.-12.10 p.m No. No. No. No. No. R.V 4 Express (daily), lv. .12.01 a.m 6 Accom. (daily), ar 7.10 p.m SOUTHBOUND. 1 Express (daily), lv 3.55 p.m 3 Express (daily), lv.-3.32 a.m 5 Accom. (daily), lv 7.40 a.m K. J. BARNETT, Agent.' , Taylor, Jno. m. beall, General Manage., General Passenger Agent, MOBILE. ALA. ST. LOUIS. MO. ransford Lumber Company TELEPHONE 285 Lumber, Shingles, Paint Cabinet Mantels WE WANT YOUR. ORDERS Ranges $20.00 at Hardware Co. Nailling-Keiser GET THE BEST ALWAYS CHEAPEST ALWAYS GOOD UNION CITY ICE AND COAL CO. DISTRIBUTORS OF COMFORT. one No. 150. The Commercial, $ 1.00, a year, and li's Worth It. Illinois Central RAILROAD. GIBBS SOUTHBOUND. No. 1 ...8.06 p.m. No. 1053.46 p.m No. 3 .t5.37 a.m. No. 133..5.48 a.m Traim Nos. 105 and 133 ant accommodations and stop at Gibbs to receive or discharge passen gers. , GIBBS NORTHBOUND. . No. 2 19.45 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. Jstops on flag only to receive passengers hold ing 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 agent at Gibbs. F. W. HARLOW, D. P. A., Louisville. A. J. McDOUGALL, D. P. A., New Orleans. 3. G. HATCH. G. P. A., Chicago. JNO. A. SCOTT, G. P. A., Memphis. ( K. J IN ? .