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f t THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Baird. Union City, Tenn Entered at the post office at Union City, Ten Bcssee, as second-class mail matter. ONE DOLLAR A VtAR FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1910. Democratic Ticket Circuit Judge, JOSEPH E. JONES, of Weakley County. Chancellor, C. P. Mc KINNEY, of Lnuderduie County. Attorney-General, D. J. CALDWELL, of Obion County. County Judge, A. J. LAWSON. Trustee, G. W. WORLEY. Sheriff. J. EASTER WOOD. County Court Clerk, C. S. TALLEY. Clerk of the Circuit Court, II. M. GOLDEN. Register, J. M. CHAPEL. T. Announcements. FOR SENATOR. CAI.DWEW,. We nre authorized to announce Fred J. Caldwell aa a candidate for the State Sen ate, to represent Obion, Weakley and Lake Coun ties in the Senate of the Slate of Tennessee in the General Assembly. Subject to the action of the Democratic party. - 1 FOR KI)ATKtt. MtuAun.-we are authorized to announce 5. R. McDade a candidate for Floater to represent Obion, Iake and Dyer counties In the Tennes see General Assembly, subject to the action of the Democratic party. . , gait to Judge Shields, published in the Nashville Danner: "Union City, Tenn., April 9, 1010. Hon. John K. Shields, Nashville, Tenn., Dear Judge: Replying to your favor of the 2Sth inst., tho action taken by yourself, Judge Neil and Chief Jus tice Beard touching the Patterson pri mary election scheme meeU my hearti est approval, and I have not hesitated to so express myself from tho time this treacherous plan was promulgated by the so-called State Committee. I take occasion to say, because I think it is due you and the other Judges, that the people of the State aro to be congratu lated upon having such fearless, inde pendent and patriotic men on the bench. It is a lamentable fact that the State Government and the Democratic organization seem to be under tho con trol of men who have lost their beads, or are devoid of all proper sense of obli gation and duty to the people. I have never in my life scratched a Democratic ticket; but I have been taught that the basic principle of the Democratic party the right of the people to govern Gubernatorial Terms. Gov. Patterson's candidacy for a third consecutive term in office makes inur esting retrospect of the bestowal of this honor on Tennessee executives. The constitution says the Governor ''shall not be eligible more than six years in any term of eight." The same provi sion, similarly phrased, occurs in the constitution of 17 and that of 1S34. John Sevier, the first Governor, was elected three times consecutively. He was followed by Archibald Roane, who held the office for one term only, when Sevier was again elected for three con secutive terms. Willie Blount, Joseph McMinn and William Carroll, who fol lowed in tho order named, each held the office for three consecutive terms. After Carroll came Samuel Houston and bis sensational resignation. William Hall, Speaker of the Senate, filled out Houston's term, and after him William Carroll had another six years in office. Carroll's last term expired in 1835 and after him no Governor had three terms until Isham G. Harris, whose terms in office began in 1857, 1859 and 4 1 . .- ,-.!.. I a. i 1 . nr . ! v, weir uwu umcers, anu. lg6i Go Harris's last election waa through their representatives duly elect- due to tilfl Kr)irit. tIl Winn:n in -.1 -i.j i ,i i 1 eu vr appoimeu Dy uiemseives, to ae- DC r:ffl v,0 iUU imno ,or wuicn mey Since the Civil War no Governor has stand u.e Patterson scheme m the helJ office for three COD80cutive terms, nrst place, is a denial of this r.ght, a Robert L. Tayior served three terni ...i ..aS,ut uuUul;o ui uio people ,,, not ronsnciitivolv. Having Won J j- i. . . I o .u a., -nuuiuio uisirancmsemeiu oi six years out of office and out of poli , , a, UUu....K h u.e eiiori ana ties he WM rccalleJ m lg96 to aye the manifest purpose to control the judi- (lir,mH, ni A riomrat.v -f i,f c.ary anu mug it suuservient to the had reachod a very low ebb and Will Of a political bOSS. I have not m,i1 ft nnrml.ar ranrliflnta -nn l t .i . " . . .. rr " uesuaieu irom me outset to repudi ate and spurn such a scheme as un uemocratic- anu dangerous as a pre cedent. In fact, I have never con- re asso HOWARD We are authorised to announce 8. V. Howard a candidate for Floater to renreaent tion of the Democratic party. ceded that this Committee was created, or that it had speak or act for the ciated with its more recent history. Some of the most distinguished Ten nessee Governors failed to receive this marked honor. James K. Polk was so-caneu democratic elected for onv one term, though be legally or riglltlully WM .,: afterward ft candidate any ngnt o I Newton Cannon. James C. Jones. Aaron Democracy of V. Brown. Neil 8. Brown. Andrew T rri . . . . I 7 ' ' - - iennessee. iw convention to Winch Johnson. John C Brown. .Tame., D T7rr ".Tlir:. : Z T " A ,ne uaKm Porter and Benton McMillin wre each .... ......,.,..l,Jctl lu HC. umatinn nf anthnritv It no nH . - v I two-term uovernors. William a. a convention of the people's repre- Brownlow and James B. for rrprksijntativk. sentatives, and the committee is not onr,i, Frazier were terms but were elected for two MOORK We are authorized toannounce E. N. entitled to be recognized as the legally Llo n,.u nlAiJ n:tl ctin o Moore.a candidate for Representative from Obion nat;f.,tor ,r,,;it,n tl, ,.... . . County to the I,ower House of the Tennessee . " V" ! i before serving out the SCCOlld term. general Assembly, subject to the action of the cvo" " "- we,ui 111 juugmeni, D W f! Renter si RrwaV or nt iha :..Ui;ii.,. it is tne Datnotic uutv of .everv nmn. it l . "n ...... i i nouse, serveu out urowniow o term ana crat to repudiate their present action as waa re-elcctod T 1 C 1 C 1 imilnminfattn nitrl n on ll.w.... rl ,,'...).. t I juugc KjwiKgait pcaKS. uuu,u.uv.0Buuaaluafi.auuiu.iiuuu There were some auite nrominent I . It 1 i l n a I In his sneech at the courthouse last 01 an proper usage aim principle. cei- and abIe in the Governor's office Monday Judge Swiggart denounced the ing this way' 1 wouId regard il mV duty besides James K. Polk who got only Patterson machine and the Tattorson a a c lw i pno,u anu BU8Uun you one term. The third consecutive term nrimarv in n mn l intrnarro ITa ln " vuuiau ih.iui ,uu iiiuiani. a nothing to be understood and the crowd 8incerely trust tl,at wiH not 1,esi so far as you can do so in view of -.1. 1 1 . OTl t-iieereu mm to a man. inere were ' about three hundred in the courtroom, ' i .t ii i . i . uuu mure wouiu nave oeen twico as many more if tho farmers had not wanted to take advantago of the first dry weather to plow. There is no ques tion as to how tho people of Obion County stand in tho gubernatorial pri mary, in other words, the Patterson primary. They will not endorse a pri mary in which they are tied hand and foot. They will wear no political yoke which denies them tho rights of suf frage, and when it comes to this no par ty whip on earth is strong enough to hold them. It might as well be under stood in tho beginning that Obion Coun- tate, the position which you hold, to accept the gauge of battle thrown down, to you especially, and to the other mem bers of the court, and carry the war into Africa. So far as I can now see. the majority of tho people in this section are with you, and I shall not hesitato to do what I can in my humble way to support yout cause. Iir -i ll mr. uooo, my partner, joins me heartily in tho expressions of these sen timents. "Your friend, (Signed) "W. II. Swiggart." has been bestowed by the people only once in seventy-five years and has come to be regarded so exceptional as to be rarely contemplated. Nashville Banner. Further Shocking Revelations, Another shocking revelation has been made in Philadelphia. "Cloaked under the pretext of scientific investigation, a species of cruelty has been made pub lic which staggers our belief in accept ed Christian humanity. An overzealous physician has taken from the almshouse and other charitable institutions helpless babies for clinical purposes. Into their Helpless little eyes he has injected tuberculin, to ascertain whether similar tests in the human be human being as it does with an aninisl. Is there any expression which can be legitimately used which will describe the man heartless enough to do this? Is there any word which can be used to explain or extenuate his ruthless bru tality with babies not old enough or wise enough to realize that they are probably being blinded for life, in or der to satisfy this man's craving for sci entific experiment? This is a Christian country. We live in a day when the common impulse is to befriend the helpless. Even obdu rate natures soften at the babbling cry of .the waif. How any human being with intelligence can destroy the yes of "matorial" taken by force from the public almshouse, in the name of sci ence or anything else, is beyond reason, There should be a punishment for such violations even if there is no specific law upon which to convict. Commercial Appeal. My Sweetheart Lu. I saw a pretty maid named Lu A paddling down the stream; She made such lovely eyes at me, I thought her just a dream. 'Twas then I felt my heart was rent Aye, riven through and through! 'Twas then I went down to defeat She was my Water Lu! Judge's Library. Simply because a man did you a fa vor once don't consider him under ever lasting obligations to you. 10 i. 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Ml Some malicious insinuation to tbe ty Democrats do not propose to endorse contrary notwithstanding there has been ing responded to the ones already made the Ham Tattersou primary. Judge no Talnier and Buckner, nor gold bug, with rabbits. Swiggart has always voted and support- Democrat connected with the manage- The purpose is two-fold. If success d the straight ticket. There are no nicnt or ownership of this paper. One ful. tho world mav be ereatlv benefited i . .... I . i i. .. . . . .. . i. . . . it.. .i . i i I . .. .. ... wcaic spoia in nis party record. His ul m uuns iwn iu uw uieury uiai a it not successful, tlie babies experi- loyalty to the organization has never (double standard was impractical, but mentcd upon are left blind for life. The been questioned, lie is not like the supported Bryan m every election with cost is not considered l a . . . I rainier and Buckner Democrats, the t3 warmest enthusiasm as the Demo- The New York Herald made the in- Republican allies, who are now do- cratic nominee and the only Democratic vestigation and made public the brutal manding loyalty to the party organiza- nominee in 1896, 1900 and 1908. The facts. In justice to Dr. Hamill, the tion, who are trying to control the other was a free-silver advocate. Ncith- city pathologist of Philadelphia, his name of Democracy. Judge Swiggart e" tl to follow the fortunes of the po- statement is published. He says lias always endorsed the State and na- "tical adventurers, 1'almer and Buck- "I am not worrying about what the tional tickets enthusiastically, and all ner, like some of the friends of the public may think. J do not care to other Democratic tickets, but he nor State administration, who aro now using make any statement until I have con any "other respoctable Democrat will the megaphono to brand Democrats suited with the two physicians who are stand by ft primary which nullifies their with party treachery. There were many associated with me. We may decide to vote. There is no Democracy which gold Democrats in Tenncsseo who sup- 8ay nothing whatever about it. If there destroys the right of suffrage. It is ported Bryan loyally and the Demo- lis any blame to be attached, it must fall not even Republican. , cratic ticket, 'lneso aro not termed 0n me. Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Cope Judge Swiggart dwelt especially upon gold-bug Democrats, and it is not to are both younger men, and they only the manner in which Governor Tatter- uiem wo reier' uul lo luoso wuo 8UP followed out my instructions. I am eon tried to coerce tho State Supreme Portcd Talmcr and Buckner and are personally responsible for thinking out Court. Aeeordine to the statement now preacuuig uie uwirmu vi regu- and carrying out tne experiments. Per made bv tho maioritv of the Supreme 'arlty Judges the Governor made his primary plan an instrument through which to exact a decision in tho Cooper case, and the Judges refused to lower the level of the State judiciary to party huckstering, notwithstanding they were assured re election. Judge Swiggart warmly praised tho court for the bold and indo- nendent stand taken. He said that tbe .people of Tennessee could bo congratu lated in the fact the Supreme Court had held aloof from tho miro of corrupt ;party overtures and methods, and that, though the administration had tried to bind and gag the voter, the judiciary had preserved its honor and purity. The Judge spoke for more than an hour, and when he closod he was warm Jy congratulated. following is a letter from Judge Swig- sonally I do not care what the public thinks. I think tho experiments were entirely justified." Whatever his views may be matters little. No excuse can be urged in ex tenuation of such a crime. It ia the climax of brutality. The scientist did not seek to make his tests among those who could help themselves. He went to the poor. They were friendless. These babies knew nothing. Twenty-one of them have been used. Helpless, inno cent, unfortunate little waifs who have come unasked into the world, to be abandoned and deserted. Some may have loving mothers somewhere. Some have none. In the name of science lit tie ones, with their eyes scarcely strong enough to stand any test, have been Union City i3 to have a system of (treated as rabbits and guineapigs, to see sanitary sewerage. lit tubercuune acts tne same witn the Wo presume Jawn D. will not permit any of his educational benefactions to come to Tennessee. He mado the proposition some time ago that he would return to the United States some of the money he has amassed in educational donations, but the United States Su preaie Court has ousted him from the State. There will likely bo an advance in the price of oil in Tennessee. Branstord Lumber Gompany Lumber Shingles, Paint WE WANT YOUR ORDERS Hon. W. W. Farabough, of Taris, has announced for the Supremo Court,-sub ject to the June primary. Mr. Fara bough is an attorney and a member of the State Democratic Executive Com mittee. ' HAIR GOODS ?ull line FufTs, owitcSes, Pompadours. Curls and Rata. We also work ud comb ings into everything desired on shor notice. 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