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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tent EKtered at the post office at Union City, Ten nessee, as second-class mail matter. ONE noLLAR A YEAR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1909 Announcements. FOR MAYOR. RKYNOLRS We are authorized to announce J. C. Reynolds as a candidate for Mayor of Union City, lilection in January, 1910. COBLE. We are authorized to announce J. A Coble as a candidate for Mayor of Union City, Klection in January, 1910. FOR ALDERMAN. WHITE We 01 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. PARK. We are authorized to announce Lu ther Park a candidate for Alderman of Union City. Election in January, 1910. BL'RDICK We are authorized to announce J C. Bnrdick a candidate for re-election as Alderman of Union City. Election in January, 1910. CALDWELL. We are authorized to announce D. r. Caldwell a candidate for Alderman of Union City. Election in January, 1910. HUGHES We are authorized to announce J. T. (Dick) Hughes a candidate for Alderman of Union City. Election in January. 1910. STl'BBS We are authorized to announce T. F Stubbs a candidate for Alderman of Union City, Election in January, 1910. BLAXTON We are authorized to announce Dr. M. A. Blanton a candidate for Alderman of Union City. Election in January, 1910. Democratic Ticket. Circuit Jiidse, JOSEPH E. JONES, of Weakley County. Chancellor, C. P. Mc KINNEY, of Lauderdale County. Attoruey-r.ral, D. J. CALLWELL, of Obion County. County Judge, A. J. LAWSON. Trustee, G. W. WORLEY. Sheriff. T. J. EASTER WOOD. County Court Clerk. C. S. TALLEY. Clerk of the Circuit Court, II. M. GOLDEN. Register, J. M. CHAPEL. Loyal to Principle. Why are Democratic newspapers ne glecting the principles of Democracy to look after other tilings? Is the party in disrepute, or is it that we have news papers sailing under false colors? Two scores of years agone there was not Southern Democratic paper which would not hotly resent any aspersion upon Democratic principles or issues. Ten years more they were still holding to the Ship of State State government and a tariff for revenue only. V hat has become of the tariff? Have the States any rights that the trusts can not trample upon? What is our defense to-day? Is it that newspapers have re nounced everything but the name of Democracy, or can it be that they are 'reflecting the sentiment of a people who have lost confidence in the grand old party? Is Democracy in its decline? We do not believe it, and furthermore we thank goodness that there are still a number of good loyal papers in the South and in Tennessee which hold to an abiding faith' in the political creed enunciated by Thomas Jefferson. They have not been hypnotized by the great Republican-corporate interests. They have neither deserted the principles nor tra ditions of their ancestors. One of the South's great newspapers, the Commer cial Appeal, altogether probably the greatest in the South to-day, is leading the old guard. It ihas never deserted its name it has never forsaken its principles. The opposition is never so powerful or the advance so stealthy that it does not boldly approach the firing line and maintain its defense under alii circumstances. It is to the credit of such papers as these that the Demo cratic party is alive and battling for the time-honored principles of Democracy, and to them is entrusted the archives and declarations of the party from its foundation, and may they ever keep them sacred from the hands of un worthy servants and vandals. What is Democracy? Thirteen years ago Senator Morgan, of Alabama,; one of the ablest states men the South ever produced, replied at some length to the question, "Why are you a Democrat?" Summing up he said, "Whatever assails the rights of a State, under the Constitution, or any rights guaranteed to or reserved to the people is opposed to Democracy. Selfish interests and political ambition to usurp power are unceasing hostility to tftie Democracy, and call for that eternal vigilance wtncli is the price of liberty.' " There are none who will deny that Senator Morgan was Democratic au thority. There are few who will as sutne that he was not one of the best Democrats in the South or in any other country. Everybody knows that he was a true exponent of the Jeffersonian ideas. Then if these are the elements of faith in the Democratic creed, why is it hard to find a declaration of prin ciples upon which the party can unite. If the centralization of government is antagonistic to Democratic principles, if centralization is an usurpation of in dividual liberty, how can the centrali zation of business in the organization of great corporations controlling wealth bo in unison with Democracy. Central ization of government is the antithesis of Democracy of a government of the people, for the people and by the peo ple. Then the control of commerce by a limited number to the exclusion of competition must also be undemocratic, and how is it that Democrats who pro fess to be true to their principles can temporize with these great corporations. The corporations are now advocating the repeal of the Sherman anti-trust law. The Republicans are with them, and, no doubt, numbers of Democrats, but the question is how do they recon cile either Republicanism or Democracy with the corporation policies. Is it not j , . . t-. ... a uepariure irom everytning iiepubli can or Democratic. Is there anything in the wealth controlling influence akin to the original conception of democracy, Will oil and water mix? I he heads of great corporations in sist that these organizations are bene ficial in the cheapening of production and the cost to the consumer., Does that alter the principle? Are we to agree to the principle that the Govern ment should transfer its power and au thority to the heads of great money producing corporations, and that they should be entrusted with the welfare of the people instead of the Government or the representatives of the people at the head of the Government. Suppose they should be worthy of the trust for a time, does that insure that the con sumer will always be protected. The time that tries men is in the crucible of adversity. If they are honest not until then can their honesty be reason ably trusted. How would it be with the beef trust, the bread trust, or any other trust which seeks to control production and prices. Will they always endeavor to protect the interests of the consumer. buch a conclusion is not in harmony with the history of government and nations. Confer a little power and the tendency always is to take more, and when these powers have been granted indefinitely trusts will become autocrat ic and exacting. The tendency will be usurpation, the establishment of an aristocracy and ultimately a monarchy, That is what we see at the end of a Protected trust system. lhis is one paper which holds to the eternal principles of Democracy as a safeguard to the rights of the people. As far as wo understand the question mere is no (socialism in our ideas of good government. We do not believe n a common ownership regulated by the Government, neither do wo believe in yielding any principle to the central ization plan. There is a middle ground and that ground is Democracy, which extends equal rights to all and special privileges to none. Without competi ion there is no emulation and without emulation there is no effort at perfec- - That Standard Oil Decision. Over and above all is the law. In the law there is protection for every man or corporation in his liberty and property. ,- The greatest trust in the world had a day in court yesterday and against it a verdict was rendered by three judges. . This verdict orders that trust to te dissolved abated annih dated. Judge Sanborn, presiding in the Unit ed States Court of Appeals, declares Standord Oil to be an unlawful combi nation in restraint of trade. It is unlawful in that it can stifle com petition and does, stille competition in commerce. The decision is far-reaching in its ef fect, not only on trade and commerce, but upon the morals of the nation. KEEP THE KIDNEY S WELL. Hkalth is Worth Saving, and Some Union City People Know How to Save- It. ; Many Union City peoplo take their lives in their hands by neglecting the kidneys when they know these organs need help. Sick kidneys are responsible for a vast amount of suffering and ill health, but there is no need to suffer nor to remain in danger when all dis eases and aches and pailis due to weak kidneys can be quickly and permanently cured by the use of Doan's Kidney Pills. Tho following statement leaves no ground for doubt; J. E. Sledge, Ellison street, Hickman, Ky., says: It would bo impossible for me to fully express my thanks to Doan's It is a reminder to the people that no Kidney Pills for the benefit they brought matter how great is an aggregation of me. I suffered from pains in my back money no matter by whom controlled I ana also had frequent headaches. Doan's it must -square its conduct and busi- Kidney Pills were finally brought to my ness, not only with the forms of law, attention and I procured a supply. They but the spirit of the law, and in the freed my back from pain and stopped spirit of the law will be found most of the other annoyances in a wonderfully the safeguards of the people s liberty short time. Doan's Kidney Pills are and their fundamental property rights, an excellent remedy and I gladly re lhis time, in searching through this commend them tremenaous otanaara uii recoru, it was or sale by all dealers. Price 50 fortunate indeed for the American peo- cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo pie that their judges were men of great New York, sole agents for the United ability, having a broad mental sweep of States. all the questions involved. Kemeniber the name Doan's and Stanilorrl Oil n-na ilnnnnniwl in a onur) take nO Other LiiKu it v is. it tko v iivu a 111 im vvsu i V as being a trust in violation of the Sher- lit 10E2I Thanksgiving over the Christmas hol idays are approaching. What does the advertiser want to say next week. - ion. , Let the principles of Democracy live and God save the Republic of the United States. Moved to Union City. Editors Brice and Johnson are in the city, having moved to the Democrat office this week, and will proceed to the publication of the paper which is to suc ceed the Democrat under their direction and ownership. They are both well known newspaper men and capable of looking after their interests in a business way. We extend the hand of good fellowship. The Orphean Musical Club, which was with us during Chautauqua last year, is the best quartet that has ever visited this city. Progress, Sanders ville, Ga. . man act, which forbids combinations in restraint of trade, or a combination to restrict free competition. The court found Standard Oil to be such a trust. The kernel of the court's decision may be found in these propo sitions: "Test of the legality of a combi nation under this act is its neces sary effect upon competition in commerce among the States or with foreign nations. "If its necessary effect is only incidental or indirectly to restrict that competition, while its chief result is to foster the trade and in crease the business of those who make and. operate it, it does not violate the law. "But if its necessary effect is to stifle or directly and substantially to restrict free competition in com merce among the States or with foreign nations, it is illegal within the meaning of that statute. "The power to restrict compe tition in commerce among the sev eral States or with foreign nations vested in a person or an associa tion of persons by a combination is indicative of the character of the combination, because it is to the interest of the parties that such a power should be exercised and the presumption is that it will be." In these propositions, also, may be found when a -trust is a lawful trust Standard Oil of New Jersey is a hold ing company of $100,000,000 capital. In 1899 Standard Oil took over a ma jority of the stock of nineteen corpora tions in exchange for its stock. All these companies have since been oper ated as a part of the great machine. The directors of Standard Oil have a majority of the directorate of the lower corporations. Throughout all is seen the control of seven men. The courts find that Standard Oil op' crated these other companies in restraint of trade and on this point the decision turned. Standard Oil is thus declared to bean outlaw. Standard Oil's offense was that it crushed competition. In dealing with the public it was not alogether a bad trust. It gave honest measures, sold goods at what they were branded to be and did reduce the price of oil to the consumer from what it was years ago. But in the big thing it offended. It sought absolutism in trade it sought to make itself a commercial czar, and czardoni, be it over State property, is ottensive to the spirit of this republic. It is a fashion anions liffht-thinkino-i - ' , ' a to profess lack of faith in our courts. This decision is a reminder to all peo pie that the courts, under the control of good judges, are the bulwarks of Amer ican liberty. This being so, then let us trust the COURTS IN ALL THINGS AND AT ALL TIMES. Courts are not infallible. Here and there are bad judges. But no human institution or no man is perfect. But the courts that say to a corpora tion that owns the ransom of all the kings that were ever held captive, you must cease to exist, yoTf must die, can be trusted in all things else. But the courts like that which ren dered this great decision must be sus tained by the people and people sustain courts by never usurping the work of courts by not making of themselves a law by not engaging in mobbing, which is anarchy ana cuaos. uommercial Appeal. Big Muddy Washed Nut Coal is best for cooking. At Union City Ice & Coal Co. B m VII Mum J - mm) GODWIN B RG -SOLE AGENTS FOR- Chase & Sanborn's Famous Boston Teas and Coffees Bulte's Excellence Flour -AND- Ferndell Pure Food Products lkr TELEPHONES 79 and 516 anoEz u . Building NOW ON 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 be appreciated. Come and inspect our stock for your own satisfaction. C.T.IVioss &o. Yards south of Presbyterian Church. First Street, - UNION CITY, TENN. .5T.L0VIS Wim 'STATION CAIRO (S) , ' jfclC0LUMBUS MERIDIAN MONTGOMERY NEW ORLEANS JACHSONVaU TIME OF TRAINS AT UNION CITY. NORTHBOUKD. 2 Express (daily), lv.12.10 p.m 4 Express (daily), lv.-12.01 a.m 6 Accom. (daily), ar7.10 p.m " SOUTHBOUND. 1 Express (daily), Iv3.55 p.m 3 Express (daily), lv.3.32 a.m 5 Accom. (daily), Iv 7. 40 a.m R. J. BARNETT. AgeSt. R.V.Taylor, Jno. m. beall, General Manajje. , General Passenger Agent, MOBILE. ALA. ST. LOUIS. MQ. No.-No. No. No. No. No. Bransford Lumber Company TELEPHONE 285 Lumber, Shingles, Paint Cabinet Mantels WE WANT YOUR ORDE RS 0 jy1 OsXj GET THE BEST ALWAYS CHEAPEST ALWAYS GOOD UNION CITY ICE AND COAL CO. DISTRIBUTORS 01? COMFORT. J-Telephone No. 150. The Commercial, $1.00 a year, and It's Worth It. Illinois Central RAILROAD. GIBBS SOUTHBOUND. No. 1 ...8.06 p.m. No. 105..3.46 r.m No. 3 .to.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 gers. GIBBS NORTHBOUND. No. 2 t9.45 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. tStops 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 borne 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.. Memohis.