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... fit , ' "i i i- I I I .1 I, 51 s .4 u THE COMMERCIAL Marshall St Baird, Union City, Tenn Entered at the post office at Union City, Ten nessee, as seconi-eia;s mail matter. ONU DOLLAR A YEAR FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1910. Democratic Ticket Circuit Judge, . JOSEPH E. JONES, of Weakley County. Chancellor, C. P. Mc KINNEY, of Lauderdale County. AttorneyGeneral. D. J. CALDWELL, of Obion County. County Judge, A. J. LAWSON. G. Trustee, W. WORLEY. Sheriff. T. J. EASTERWOOD. County Court Clerk, C. 8. TALLEY. Clerk of the Circuit Court, IL M. GOLDEN. J. Register, M. CHAPEL. Announcements. FOR SKNATOR. CALDWELL. We ire authorized to announce Fred J. Caldwell as a candidate for the State Sen ate, to represent Ohion, Weakley and Lake Coun ties in the Senate of the State of Tennessee in the General Assembly. Subject to the action of the Democratic party. FOR FLOATER. McDADB. We are authorized to announce O. R, McDade a candidate for Floater to represent Obion, Lake 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 caudidtae 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 RKPRK8KNTATIVK. MOORB We are authorized toannotmce B. 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. bringing tbe. antagonized elements to gether. An ideal jt.dieiary would bo one en tirely separated from party polities. It would be best it the people could seleet their judges free from political influence and without the agency of party ma chinery, and it is a pity that in Tennes see this year it see ns the selection of Judges of the higher courts must bo inevitably connected wiih political in volvements and prejudices.1, despite all efforts to dissociate such influences from the judicial election. For this condi tion of affairs, the Democratic Commit tee is mainly responsible in its failure at the outset to take scrupulous pains to remove the judicial nominations as far as possible from political agitation and acrimonies. The committee, by its tardy effort to amend its primary plan, notwithstand ing the prolonged protest against it, lost its opportunity. It might have accom plished something in allaying the op posing sentiment if it had acted prompt ly by rescinding the whole plan and adopting a new and thoroughly Demo cratic plan, but by obstinately adhering to its original action until it was con strained by circumstances to attempt a revision, its effort to restore harmony is ineffectual. Indeed there was enough of factionalism in the party before the committee adopted the first plan. It then had an exceptional opportunity to promote harmony by a thoroughly fair and open-handed course. The tendency throughout the State was towards a ces sation of rancorous contention and strife within the party and if the Slate Com- The Reelfoot Lake Inquiry, The Hon. Charles N. Gibbs, the nes tor of the Tennessee bar, a Democrat of sisty years voting record, a clear headed thinker even at eighty-one years of age, and a stalwart friend, of the com mon people, has just returned to Chat tanooga from Obion, Weakly and Madi son counties, where ha has been for three weeks refreshing his memory on the facts from the records touching the Reelfoot Lake controversy. Col. Gibbs was reared in Obion County, he knows every foot of it, knows and loves every citizen in it and no man has the ac quaintance with the land titles of it . He has made a study of the Reelfoot Lake controversy and he has tiio most elaborate and thorough brief on the subject ever prepared. At the request of this newspaper Col. Gibbs has prepared his conclusions after a full investigation as follows: First, that all the North Carolina grants for parts of said tract were valid, but have been adjudicated and taken up by this State by numbers and other grants issued by the State by numbers, and such new grants located on other lands in the State. Second, this course was suggested by the Supreme Court of Tennessee and carried out by the State, which action committed the State to holding that those submerged lands were not then, or now, subject to entry, survey or grant, and such are of no validity Third, that the action of the Legisla ture in 1839-40, granting these lands to a onoge company on condition that they drain the lake in ten years, was a recognition of the fact that the lands were not subject to eutry or grant, as the State at that time had not the right to sell or grant any lands west of Ten- nessee River. The State had power WEARY, WEARY WOMEN. Learn the Cause or Daily Woes and End Them. ' , When the back aches and throbs. When housework is a torture. When night brings po rest nor sleep, When urinary disorders set in Women's lot is a weary one, Doan's Kidney Tills cure such ills. Have cured women here in LTnion City. , This is oue Union City woman's tes timony. Mrs. E. E. Givens, 111 4th St., Un ion City, Tenn., says: "I suffered al most constantly from a dull ache across the small of my back and kidneys. I also had frequent backaches and feel ing of languor and weakness. My husband finally advised me to try Doan's Kidney Tills and I did so, w ith the result that I was cured. I have often recommended Doan's Kidnev Tills to other people and shall continue to do so." For sale by all dealers. Trice 50 cents. lostcr-Milburn Co., Buffalo New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's and take no other. mittee had adopted a wise and just policy, Democratic factionalism would oniy agent of the United States to have waned. But it did the most fool-, sell and receive money for Biich lands The Amended Primary. The action of the Democratic State Committee in changing its primary elec tion plan will not appreciably affect the situation as it relates to the factional party divisions. Even had the commit tee amended its plan so as to make it ttntirely unobjectionable as a plan, its too long delay, and the evident con straint of a forced expediency which moved it to action, would have made its action ineffective in changing the Altitude of the opposition, which had become fixed in its purpose, and which for moro than a mouth had been busy arranging its campaign. Besides, the changes made in the pri mary plan, and the spirit in which those changes were made, were not of a char acter to promote tho harmony ostensibly invited by the committee. For instance, the condition imposed by the commit tee as a precedent to a separate judicial ish thing that was possible. It under took to perfect machine control, by a machine primary method, and in do ing so it brought party confusion worse confounded. And when the committee met to amend its obnoxious primary plan, it not only manifested no heartiness of purpose to promote the true welfare of Democracy for the real good of the party and State, but made changes in its plan grudg ingly, simply for the purpose of stem ming an opposing tide, and with a re fusal to concede that it had made a mis take in the first instance. And so, its changes in the general primary plan, such as the concession for a judicial primary and the concession in the man ner of selecting delegates to the guber natorial convention are conditioned and hampered by "the very difficulties, sus picions find antagiuiiisms which tl committee lias itself engendered an encouraged by its determined purpose and course, backed by the Governor, to perpetuate its own power. Nashvill Banner. The Center of Population When tbe first census was taken the center of population of the United States was twenty-three miles east of Balti more. It has been traveling slowly westward almost on the same parallel of latitude and in 1900 it was near Colum bus, Ind., about forty miles south of Indianapolis. It is believed that it will havo advanced but little farther to tho primary discounts the character and in- west when the present census is com genuousness of tho proposed amend- pleted. But it may be drawn southward went. In the first place, it shows that by the rapid development of Oklahoma tho separation was not proposed upon and Texas. tho ground of tho right principle in- It seems surprising that the westward volved, but solely for party expediency's movement has been so slow and that sake. The committee did not assert or the present center of population has recognizo the propriety and duty of marched only about one-fourth of the separating judicial nominations as far distance from the Atlantic to tho Pacific as possible from the purely political Coast. The population of the Great nominations and the influence of parti- West between Kansas and California, aan politics, but on the other hand, it however, remains sparse aud shows no takes pains to assert that tho primary signs of rapid increase. It has been plan as it was originally adopted is both more than matched in recent years by fair and proper, and that the conces- the great development of urban com won of a separate primary for judicial munities in tho North and Northeast candidates is niado for the purpose of Eight of the twelve largest cities, m drawing the independent candidate tin- cording to tho last census, were east of der the party method. the center of population. Trobably the Again, tho separate primary as pro- tenth census will make no change in posed, would not bo a free-for-all Dem- favor of Western cities. But it is prob ocratic primary in the sense of having able that the present and the next fol- every candidate stand upon his indi- lowing census will show a surprising vidual character and claims before the preponderance of the Southwest over voters in the primary election. The the Northwest. The only parts of the . plan as amended contemplates a contest United States that are growing in popu- between Democratic factions. It pro- lation to compare with Oklahoma and vides, for instance, that the election ofli- Texas arc the city communities of New crs and clerks shall bo selected by a York and New Jersey. The admission method of alternation of counties, so of Arizona and New Mexico to State- sis to give equal representation to the hood will undoubtedly start these terri independent candidates who have an- tories on a similar, though not quite so nounced themselves and the candidates rapid, road to settlement. Meantime who have announced themselves under Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming 'tho original primary plan a fair meth- are lagging in spite of the development od in itself, but a method w hich em- of dry farming and the progress or irri phasizes factional contest in tho pri- gation. The old South, too, is gaining inary, as distinguished from a primary rapidly in population and when, as may in which every candidate can invite the be expected, the Canadian exodus has -favor of voters upon his own record spent its force and the tide of Western and capabiliuyw-ithout prejudice of fac- farmers turns Southward and Southeast ern The fact that some such arrange- ward, the population center will prob ment was neeessary emphasizes the ably be drawn nearer to Evansyille than -party division and the difficulty of to Indianapolis. Knoxville Sentinel. as the agents of the United States and to satisfy proven claims of all North Carolina claimants Fourth, there has never been any act to grant such lands so submerged, and for the want of such enactment no grant could be valid. Therefore, the State owns all the lake, and tho courts have power to declare such grants void and, if the courts fail, the General Assembly has the power by law to declare them invalid, the mother State, North Carolina, having furnished a precedent. This question is liable to figure some, especially in West Tennessee, in the coming State campaign, the issue being to restore to the State all of the rights and immunities it has in and to the famous body of water over which there has been such a tragic controversy with in tho past few years. If Col. Gibbs is correct in his conclusions then -all that is required is for the courts to declare invalid all the grants made which cer tain parties are claiming to hold and the attempt to enforce which has em bittered the people of that whole region, or if not that, then for the Legislature to declare them invalid, take over the lake as tho property of the State and impose such regulations and restrictions forjts public use as the welfare of the public may demand. With something like interested indif ference the State authorities have not availed themselves of the information that can be had to protect the peopl against fraudulent claims. Chatta nooga Times.' Real Estate Transfers. Judge Harris to W. J. Van and wife 75 acres in No. 12, $3,250 F. D. Hubbs and w ife to W. M. Gard ner, U4 acres in io. lb, 4,U0. Hardy Grain Co. to Horner Grain and Milling Co., lot in Union City, $2,500, John Oliver and wife to Fitzpatrick & Scruggs, lot in No. li, $140. J. I. Mitchell to E. B. Holder, lot in No. 15, $1,250. C. M. Simmons and wife to J. R. Eye 20 acres in No. 8, $640. W. T. Simmons t6 C. M. Simmons, 20 acres in No. 8, $400, Y. M. McKnight and wife to W. T, Simmons, 20 acres in No. 8, $530. W. A. Williamson to M. W. Gardner, 59 acres in No. 10, $3,500. W. M. Wilson to A. F. Thurman,212 acres in No. 6, $5,800. A. F. Thurman to W. T. Beaird et al., 167 acres in No. 6, $3,250. J. M. and M. E. Edwards to F. C. Weh man, lot in Union City, $10. W. F. Curry et al. to A. F. Thurman, 7 acres in Jo. 6, $o0. L. II. Blackmon to M. E. Church South, lot in No. 16, $50. J. G. Tarrish to Mrs. N. Y. Murphy, 86 acres in No. 16, $4,386, Arthur Browder et al. to J. G. Tar rish, 86 acres in No. 16, $4,386. J. S. Murphy and wife to Mrs. N. Y. Murphy, 218 acres in Nos. 16 and 1, $8,500, In the Department of Justice interest during the coming week promises to center m tho campaign against the bucketshops and the investigation into tho alleged pool in raw cotton. 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AT ALL DRUG STORES, The SAFEST and QUICKEST WAY to TRANSFER MONEY Union City Veterinary Hospital All kinds of Surgery or Dental Work. DAY OR NIGHT CALL GLOSSON BROS., Props. Phone 544. UNION CITY, TENN. VNI0N STATION i ...."X rat utu nmcu ' ,3U,uvisVNI0N STATION CAIRO (S) ,S)jACK50NVIUt TIME OF TRAINS AT UNION CITY. KORTIinOUND. No. 2 Expretw (daily), Iv. . 12.10 p.m No. 4 Express (daily), lv.. 12.01 a.iu No. 6 Aetom. (daily), ar 7.10 p.m 8OLT1II1O0ND. No. 1 Express (daily), lv 8.55 p.m No. il Express (daily), lv..-3.S2 a.m No. 6 Acx-oiii. (daily). Iv... 7.20 a.m R. J, BARNKTT. Agent. R.V.Taylor, Jno. m. Beall, Gnrl M.imj;., ttaral laMnftff Affmt, MOBILE. ALA. T. LOUIS. Ma IS BY Long Distance Telephone FOR RATES APPLY TO LOCAL MANAGER CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO I M OORPORAT m D HAIR GOODS Full line Tuffs. Switches, Pompadours, Curls and Rats. We also work up comb ings into everything desired ou shor notice. LEX1E McDAVIS 416 F. MAIN STREET. PHONE 431 N..C& St. L. TIME TABLE. ' Arrive Union City. EAST BOUND. No. 55. .7.46 a.m. No. 3 3.06 p.m No. 53. .11. 15 p.m. WEST hound. No. 52. .6. 44 a.m. No. 4. ..12.46 p.m No. 54..7.52p.m I he Commercial, $1.00 a year, and It's Worth It. Illinois Central RAILROAD. GIHI18 BOCTHBOUND. No. 1 ...8.0S p.m. No. 105.ls.44 p.m No. 3 ..t5.38 a.m. No. 133..5.51 a.m- Train No. 70S and US are ncconimtxtationa and (top at Gibbs to receive or dischnrge paiuten gem. GIB11H NORTH HOUND. No. ..t9.40 a.m. No. 106.12.07 p.m No. 4. .11.48p.m. No. 134..8.15 p.m tFlnif stop under special order, fiee agent. JStopnon fln only to receive pnimenirera hold ing ticket! for point north of Ciirbondale where 2 or 4 stop. Trains Nos. 134 and 106 are accommodations. Tickets and particulars as to snerilic rates. limits and train time of your noma ticket auent at Gibbs. F. W. HARLOW, D. V. A., Louisville. A. J. McDOUGALL. D. P. A., New Orleans S. G. HATCH. G. P. A., Chicago. JNO. A. SCOTT. 'OP. A., Mempbi. r ( I 1 r V v.. 1 ; to,?