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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn Entered at the post office at Union City. Ten nesee, an iecond-clas mail matter. ons hollar a veab FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1910. Democratic Ticket. Circuit Jmlkre, JOSEPH E. JONES, of Weakley County. Chancellor, C. T. Mc KINNEY, of Lauderdale County. Attorney-General, D. J. CALDWELL, of Obion County. County Judge, A. J. LAWSON. Trustee, CI. W. WORLEY. Sheriff. T. J. EASTEHWOOD. County Court Clerk, C. S. TALLEY. Clerk of the Circuit Court. II. M. GOLDEN, Register, J. M. CHAPEL. Announcements. FOR SENATOR. ' CALDWELL- We ire authorized to announce Fred J. Caldwell as a candidate for the State Sen ate, to represent Obion, Weakley and Lake Coun ties in the Senate of the Suite of Tennesse in the General Assembly. Suhject to the action of the Democratic party. FOR FLOATER. MeDADK. We are authorized to announce 3. R. McDude a candidate for Floater to represent Obion, Lke and Dyer counties in the Tennes see General Assembly, subject to the action of the Democratic party. HOWARD We are authorized to announce S. F. Howard a candidate for Floater to represent the counties of Obion, Dyer and Lake in the Tennessee General Assembly, subject to the ac tion of the Democratic party. FOR REPRESENTATIVE. MOORK We are authorized toannounce E- N. Moore, a candidate for Representative from Obion County to the Lower House of the Tennessee General Assembly, subject to the action of the Democratic party. A Great Enterprise. One of the moat valuable enterprises Union City has had for some time is the dormitory known as Alexander Hall, an adjunct of the Union City Training School. We call it an enter prise because of the fact that many dol lars are brought to Union City mer chants and other interest by the young men coming here to school from Mem phis and many other points, and valu able because of the educational advan tages and environments afforded. ,Tlje hall was acquired by the citizens of Union City last fall, and Professor Malhis and assistants with their usual spirit of advancement soon had the building filled with boys. The result has been not only the advancement of the school, but trade is revived and the people generally have enjoyed the ben efits of the school. It is now desired that the buildings be enlarged so as to accommodate more boys and an effort will be made to do so by a popular subscription. The plans are to build a separate room to bo used as a mess hall and kitchen, with a lodge for the superintendent, Mr, Cloar, and family. This will leave th main building to be used alone by the boys, and thereby create a number of addi tional rooms. By ths means the out sido attendance at school can be practi cally doubled and it can bo done with out a very large outlay. The citizens of Union City, whom the school benefits substantially, will bo asked to subscribe to a fund which is to be applied to stock in the property and they should do so promptly and liberally. Tho Training School is not only a worthy educational institution not on ly a preparatory school of note in Ten nessee but it is an industrial enterprise insofar as it increases our clothing and grocery trade as well as other lines. Give this school your help and it will return fourfold to Union City. The Commercial Club. The Commercial Club will meet again on Tuesday night, March 8, and on this occasion it is desired that a large attend ance of citizens be present. There are several very important matters to be l.rmitirUh lu.f. r ill. !ult Itfin id tl.A extension of the Dyersburg Northern R. K., now running from Dyersburg to Tiptonvilie. AVe understand that peo .i TT.,;.,. r;., .;n I-, :,.,.., .,,, to secure this road, and that the amount asked of our citizens to subscribe will not be more than can be easily secured." There is a project on foot to make this a trunk line from the Gulf to Cairo, and i that the most practical route from Tip tonville north will be east of Keclfoot Lake. That being the case it is easy to see that Union City stands a first-rate chanco of acquiring additional railroad advantages and connwtions, and it b: hooves every citizen who can to bepres ent at the meeting. Another very important subject will be the extension of bard road building An attempt will Le made to build a test mile or so of hard road from some point leading out of Union City. The clay roads at Jackson and others are to be examined, and for the purpose of se curing the best roads at the least pos sible coat. Everyone interested in Union City and its business prosperity is asked to Imj on hand. Your presence is much desired. Supreme Court Decisions. There can be no reasonable criticism of tho recent decisions of the Supreme Court relative to the election and pri mary laws. Neither is the Legislature entitled to a rebuke for the effort to establish a general primary law. Pri mary laws have been recognized and adopted by other Democratic States, but they were carefully drawn so as not to conflict with constitutional authority. The Supreme Court of this State also held that legalized primaries do not conflict with general suffrage, but ob jection to the law recently enacted was that it was violative in attempting to arbitrarily assess the, candidates with fees as a part of the qualification. The framers of the law should have left it with cooler and more disciplined heads Other objections to the act wrere that the body was broader than the title and that an exception of tho county judge was made to the judiciary. Practically, of course, this is consid ered a defeat for the State-widers, as the law was intended to cure defects in the system of primaries manipulated by the friends of the administration two years ago. Hut for the beneht ot every body concerned it were far better that the general election law is upheld if either one of the acts must be void. The mistake of placing the general elec tion machinery in the hands of the ex ecutive involves more risk of the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Con stitution than could be embodied in any primary law. Governor Patterson vetoed both these laws, and in doing so placed himself in a very awkward position relative to the general election law. Hi first race was made with the war-cry that the Gover nor should be stripped of authority in naming election commissioners of gen ral elections. One of his first acts was a nullification of these motives in the suggestion that tho executive be em powered to name the election com mis sion. It does seem that factions care very little for the sacred rights of consti tutional liberty when they begin the steam-roller process. And we do not insist that State-widers are free from these devices, but the bur den of guilt lies at the door of the ad- administration. The clamor that State-wide laws are not Democratic was not raised by Dem ocrats in 1887 when the Legislature and John II. McDowell askad that the Pro hibition amendment be submitted to a vote of the people of the State. If, as administration Democrats say, they are not working for the repeal of tho State wide laws, why are they so wrapt up in the formationxf the Legis lature. such business as may properly belong to other periods to pay double the div idend declared, or more. The Old National Bank is one of the oldest and solidest business institutions in the State, surviving every financial disturbance without a murmur and moving forward surely, steadily, contin ually persevering, with increasing strength and solidity, until it has reached the present most successful mark in its history. - The president of the Old National an his associate officers are all men of the highest business character and popula ity, and the prospects for the future of the bank are even better than they eve have been. Monthly Dividends. Tho Old National Bank, of this- city, in view of the very flattering increase in its resources and earnings recently, has adopted a new system, an advance step n the banking business of this State, and this month mails its shareholders a monthly dividend of one and one-half per cent tor the month of January, 1910. A dividend of one and one-half per cent will be mailed regularly every month in the year to every shareholder tho bank. This means an annual ividond of eighteen per cent guaranteed in monthly payments mailed to the shareholders. We understand that the system of paying monthly dividends ms been in use only by one bank in Tennessee, and that is the First Nation al Bank of Nashville. Since the con solidation of the First National Bank and the Union City Bank & Trust Com pany, of Union City, into the Old Na- ional Bank the business dono by the new bank has been phenomenal, more than anyone of the officers or stock holders had anticipated, and in order to show appreciation for the patronage ex tended to the bank the system of pay ing monthly dividends was adopted. The earnings of this bank for the month of January were unprecedented, suffi cient probably when separated; from Primary Law Void. The Supreme Court of Tennessee Sat urday, in an exhaustive, clear and very able opinion delivered by Associate Jus tice W. K. McAllister, declared the compulsory primary law passed by the last General Assembly of this State to be unconstitutional and void, thereby affirming the decree of Chancellor John Allison, of Davidson County. The opinion covers over thirty type written pages. The various salient tea tures of the primary law are considered in detail and each disposed of separately The Court, speaking through Justice McAllister, holds that the right of the Legislature to require that nominations shall be made by primary elections and to prescribe additional qualifications for the voters participating in same, has been recognized by tins weight of au thority in the States of the Union. The Court holds, also, that municipal and primary elections aro not within the meaning of the election and suffrage clause of the State Constitution. It is" further held that a primary law is not obnoxious to the suffrage and election provisions of the Constitution of Ten nessee and within the competency of the Legislature to pass the act, other constitutional objections being out of the way. The Court holds that there is no vi cious and .invidious class legislation in the provisions of the act providing for nominations by only two political par ties. The exclusion of the judiciary from the operations of the act was a reasonable classification, but county judges being members of the judiciary should have been included, and their exclusion renders the act void. The Court holds that the body of the act is broader than the title, the hold ing of the State Conventions to , select Presidential electors and delegates to the National Convention having no connec tion with tho nomination of party can didates as expressed in the title. The requirements of the act for the payment of fees by candidates as a condition of entering tho primary and of becoming nominees, is held to be arbitrary class legislation and renders the act void. On these grounds the act is declared unconstitutional and void . and tho de cree of the Chancellor is affirmed. Nashville Banner. See our cut-glass and silverware dis play. The prices will surprise you. Bransford & Andrews. Favor County Unit Plan. Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 28.- Several members of the Democratic State Exec utive Committee cameto Nashville to day. Some of these have expressed themselves as favorable to a primary, not earlier than May or June, for the seleotion of a candidate for Governor. They declare that all tho plans for the primary should bo made at the time the call is issued, so that those who may enter the primary as candidates, or may participate therein as voters, will know all the conditions under which the elec tion is to be held. They say they favor a primary that will be entirely fair to all concerned, giving each party faction half of the election officers and safe guards about the election as will insure a fair count and a fair expression of the views of the people. They declare they favor the county unit plan, if such a primary be held, but others say they would have no objection to the nomina tion being made by popular vote. Or course, nothing has yet been done by the State Committee, and cannot be until that body meets. Charley Miller Acquitted. Dyersburg, Te nn., Feb. 27.-j-The Cir cuit Court continued the bearing of the case of State of Tennessee vs. Charley Miller, charged with the killing of Bates Simpson, all day yesterday and until a late hour last night. : It was 11 o'clock last night when the Court delivered the finishing sentence of his charge, and the jury respited until this morning. Everyone felt at the conclusion of the charge that the jury would bring in a verdict of not guilty, and as the jury was slow in rerxrtit)g this morning, and did not ask to bo brought in ltefore tho j Court till about 10 o'clock, there was I some apprehension that there might be a mistrial; but there was no thought that there would be a conviction. But at 10 o'clock the jury reported that they had agreed, and brought in the expected verdict of not guilty. When the announcement was heard in the courtroom a spontaneous shout of ap proval arose, which was brought to an end by the vigorous rapping on the table with his gavel by Judge Jones, who stated that he did not approve such demonstrations, as it should not appear what popular opinion or approval was in matters solely under the decision of a jury. Family Paper. Dear Editor: I have decided that I cannot do without your paper, so please forward same another year. Respectfully, Mentlowk Jones. 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