Marshall & Baird, Union City. Tenn
Entered at the post office at Union City, Ten-
Otssee. as second-claft- mail matter.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1910.
FINIS J. GARRETT,
F. J. CALDWELL,
S. F. HOWARD,
E. N. MOORE.
The Commercial lias never decided to
support a Republican candidate for Gov
crnor. As between the Republican par
ty and the Patterson machine there is
not much choice. On the one hand we
have the robber trust-made tariff, pen
sion, departmental and congressional
corruption, on the other an unscrupu
lous, conscienceless jiolitical machine
insulting to popular rights.
The outlook at present denotes the
election of Hooper for Governor. The
administrationists are taking advantage
of the Governor's withdrawal to sound a
note of harmony. They ask for unity
and peace in the Democratic household,
and the independents seo a "negro in
the woodpile." The supposition is that
the administrationistH want to control
the Legislature and repeal thoStato-wido
law as it effects the largo cities, There
is also suspicion that Governor Patter
son wants the Legislature to give him
the United States Senatorship to succeed
Senator irazier. These propositions
Beem to be the incentive to harmony
and they aro confirming a large element
of the independents in the determination
to vote for Hooper.
The independents do not believe that
the administrationists are sincere in their
overtures to vote for any good man. It
is held in case the independents should
select a candidate the administrationists
would swap places with theiTt and fuse
with Hooper in order to further their
plans inVontrolling the Legislature.
As far as The Commercial is concerned
it does not take to the theory that the
independents are obligated to turn Ten
nessee over to the Republican party as
the price of a voluntary votoon the part
of Republicans for the independent can
didates for the Supremo Court. If tl
Republicans were moved by a siniste
motive altogether in voting for the in
dependent judicial candidates then they
are not entitled to any reward. If they
were moved by a sense of honor and pa
trioti'sm to see the judiciary of Tonnes
seo wrested from political domination
and inJluence then they are entitled to
somo consideration, but not to the con
trol of Tennessee, and we will never con
sent to vote it to them.
But with all this it looks to us that
the impossibility of electing a Democrat
for Governor confronts us. The Com
mercial would prefer to luivo a eor.ipro
miso candidate if it were practical, but
could the fighting factions ever bo in
duced to get together. Is it possible.
Will the administrationists ever vote for
a State-wide candidate or will the Slate-
widers ever voto for an administration
candidate, that is the question.
The Commercial wants to see the sov
ereignty of the people of Tennessee re
stored to them. It wants to see the
election com mission neither responsible
to the Governor nor to the Legislature
for its appointment, but to the people
for its election and authority. It wants
to see many of the useless bureaus and
oflices, whose existence is simply a pro
duct of machine politics and a burden to
the taxpayers, abolished. It wants to
seo the Tennessee State Fair bureau, one
of the same kind, abolished, and the
Stato Fair where it belongs to individ
ual enterprise. Government ownership
is the antithesis of Democracy, and
hence tho State Fair owned by the State
cannot be a Democratic institution.
The Commercial would ooine out bold
ly and advocate a compromise candidate
on these grounds if there were proper
assurances that the administrationists
would not turn to the Republican can
didate for co-operation in theirschemes.
This paper is against the abuse of
power, Stale or national, against cor
rupt machine politics and therefore
against the present administration in
'this State, but we do not propose to wor
ship at the shrine of Republicanism
, whatever may happen tho Republican
ism that is ruling and ruining every ves
tige of American manhood and freedom
-and heaping into tho laps "of the favored
few its riches. Wo decline tho ofliee of
political counselor in the present condi
tion of affairs and reserve the right to
act with judgment and discretion during
the remainder of the campaign.
Reelfoot Lake Matter.
Last week we interrogated a member
of the West Tennessee Land Company
with regard to the proposed deal, where
by Reelfoot Lake lands now in litiga
tion, were to be bought by a syndicate,
headed by John B. Wheeler and Walter
W, Talbert, of Memphis, and compris
ing some New York capital. The mem
ber referred to responded to the effect
that so far there was nothing definite
and not enough in tho prospects to war- '
rant a statement. Asking if an option
had been made, the answer was to the
contrary. The result was that we
penned a small paragraph last week in
the paper discrediting the rumors of a
deal. This week we reproduce the arti
cle which appeared in . the Memphis
Commercial Appeal on Sunday, Sept. 4.
This article we overlooked last week,
and since that time we have.it direct
from reliable authority that there is
something in the deal, that an option
has been made including some of the
The reader is, of course, familiar with
the contents of the statement in the
Commercial Appeal. Tho article recites
that the titles have been practically
cleared, and assumes that the Supreme
Court will so hold. It is also claimed
that the prospective buyers have assur
ance from the residents of the country
on the lake that there will bo no more
The Commercial will hail with pleas
tire any solution of the Reelfoot Lake
question that will be satisfactory to all
parties concerned. 'If the sale to the
yndicate will do this then it will be one
of tho most fortunate events to the citi
zens of Obion County.
One thing is evidently certain, New
York capital is not easily induced to in
vest in property of doubtful ownership,
and if an option has been taken on Reel
foot Lake lands there must have been
assurances of the clearing of titles so
ong a bone of contention.
We trust that, whatever is done, the
matter will be allowed to take tho pro
per legal channels, and that there will
be no chances left for further trouble in
mt region. Further than that wo
would be glad to see the Reelfoot prop
erty developed, and any arrangements
roperly approved looking to that end
ill indeed bo fortunate to all concerned.
Union City People Should Learn
to Detect the Approach of Kid
Tho symptoms of kidney trouble are
Maine and 9 Arkansas.
Maine and Arkansas were busy States
yesterday. Both held elections
The interest in Arkansas centered in
the constitutional amendment carrying
with it the initiative and referendum
clause, in iuaine the interest was great- so unmistaitauie that they leave no
er, the seat in the Senate of the United ground for doubt. Sick kidneys ex-
States now held by Senator Hale, one of Crete a thick, cloudy, offensive urine,
the Senatorial veterans, being involved, (full of sediment, irregular of passage or
The campaign in Maine has been a attended by a sensation of scalding
peculiar one. The Democratic candi- I The back aches constantly,- headaches
date for Governor, Frederick W. Plais- and dizzy spells may occur and the vie
ted, is the son of a man who once gov- tint' is often weighed down by a feeling
erned the State. He is the mayor of of languor and fatigue. Neglect these
Augusta, and his nomination came as a I warnings and there is danger of dropsy,
general demand of the Democrats from Bright s disease, or diabetes.. Any one
one end of the State to the other. j of these symptoms is warning enough
Many years ago the elder Plaisted was 1 to begin treating the kidneys at once
elected Governor, and his administration Delay often proves fatal
has been conceded, by Democrats and You can use no better remedy than
Republicans alike, to have been one of Doan's Kidney Pills. Here's Union
the best the State has ever known. The I City proof
son, like his father, has given the city I T. L. Lancaster, Deputy Circuit Court
of Augusta a wholesome and a clean Clerk, 312 West Lee street, Union City,
administration. It is but natural that Tenn., says: I used Doan's Kidney
with the success of his father as an ex-Pills and they gave me great relief from
ample he should be anxious to add an- a kidney weakness and pains in my
other chapter to the State's history. sides. I consider Doan's Kidney Pills
Democrats never hoped to win, but to be a fine remedy and I cheerfully
they felt sure that tho usual Republican recommend them."
majority would be knocked sky high, For sale by all dealers. Price 50
and in this they were right. The young- cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo
er Plaisted ran on a straight ticket, New York, sole agents for the United
while his father headed the fusion ticket States.
n a m e Uoa n s -a n d
SOLH AGENTS KOR-
Mr. Frank Dudley and his accom
plished wife with a splendid company
aro with us again on an annual visit to
Reynolds Opera House. There is a pe
rennial charn to Mr. Dudley's visits
here. Our theatre-going people always
look forward to his coming with pleas
tirablo anticipations, and the house is
always filled to welcome the company.
ii must oo mac air. .juuiey is more
than an actor-manager of the usual abil
ity. Not only that but it is due to the
fact that he gives us a superior class of
plays attractions that are instructive
and elevating. Mr. Dudley's personali
ty and versatility go far to the success
of his work, but he comes to us with a
good, clean bill of fare with the result
that the reward is usually liberal.
The Monday night play was "Polly
Primrose," and the title role was Miss
Bonnie's and an interesting study of the
war times, the proud old Virginia fann
ies and the delightful romances of that
period. Miss Bonnie's "Polly" was ex
ceptionally captivating and the support
was equal to the demands of the play.
Mr. Dudley's lead was a fine foil for the
heroine and the play was altogether a,
Tuesday night "For the Love of
Woman," a new play, was presented
for the first time in Union City. On
Wednesday night the bill was "Hello
Bill," and on Thursday night "The
To-night Mr. Dudley will present the
well known powerful play, "Dr. Jekyl
and Mr. Hyde." The house will no
doubt bo packed.
v nat uo you ininit oi it JMatne in
the Democratic column, boots, baggage
and all. Verily, the insurgents are
having i.n inning.
Will those who owe The Commercial
for subscription please let this remind
them to send or come and pay up or
notify us whether or not they want the
paper continued. Please attend to this
while you think of it.
Gold bullion valuod at $57,500 was
stolen in transit from Fairbanks, Alas
ka, to Seattle, Wash. Lead was sub
stituted for the precious metal. It was
in three wooden boxes and weighed 250
pounds. It is supposed the gold was
stolen on the Yukon steamer between
Dawson and White Horse or on the
steamer Humboldt between Skagway
Gov. Bert Fernald has an excellent
record also, and it was but natural that
the Republicans should seek his re-elec'
Tho vacancy caused by the determi
nation of Senator Eugene Hale to retire
was one of the real bones of contention.
The next Legislature is to elect his sue
cessor, but the make-up of the next
General Assembly will determine who
this successor will be. It is yet merely
a matter of conjecture as to who will
take the toga of the retiring veteran. At
any rate, the contest will be a bitter one.
Dropping into lino with Massachu
setts, New Hampshire and Vermont,
Republicans have found themselves to
be once more on losing ground. If this
was tho case in one State or twOj it
would be different; but being a story
repeated every time an election is held,
but one conclusion can be reached: The
Republicans are up against a losing
game. If they lose ground in New Eng
land, the home and birthplace of Re
publicanism, Puritanical and prejudiced
in their Republican beliefs, what can
tho party expect from other States?
Had Good Revival.
Fresh from tho green fields and pas
tures new to religion around the famous
Nightrider district of Reelfoot Lake, the
Rev. W, L. Norris is conducting a pro
tracted meeting at the Central Avenue
While the revival in Memphis is bear
ing fruit, it is hardly more successful
than that in which Garrett Johnson,
condemned in the courts to be hanged
as a Nightrider, went to the altar of the
ittle church called Antioch, in the Reel-
foot district, and offered himself for
Mr. Norris says ho was never better
treated in his life than ho was by the
very people who aro considered by the
outside world as social impossibilities.
I was so well treated," said the evan
gelist, that I am resolved to go back
there in tho hunting season and shoot
A stranger who goes to the Reelfoot
district to-day will find that he waseith
er mistaken about conditions there or
that there has been a remarkablo
change there since he formed those
opinions. The people are humiliated
by the fact that they are considered
hardly civilized, and they are doing
what they can to correct or wipe out
"While I think that a real estato in
vestment in any part of the South would
be a good investment, I know of my
own knowledge that certain loan com
panies have refused to accept real estate
near the lake because of its traditions.
The none too savory history of this
people is a financial consideration of
the wrong sort and the people recognize
it." Memphis Commercial Appeal.
take no other.
A call for 150 brings the coal wag.u.
Union City Ice & Coal Co.
Chase & Sanborn's
Famous Boston Teas and Coffees
Bulte's Excellence Flour
TELEPHONES 79 and 516
The Building 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.
CT. Moss & Co.
Yards south of Presbyterian Church.
First Street, - UNION CITY, TENN.
DR. J. B. BOND
Physician and Surgeon.
Office in the new Nailling Building
UNION CITY. TENN.
Residence Phone 5.
Arc you one of the thousands of women who
suffer irom female ailments I If so, don 'tbe discour
aged, go to your druggist and get a bottle of Wine of
Cardui. On the wrapper are full directions for use.
During the last half century, Cardui has been
established in thousands of homes, as a safe remedy
tor pain wnicn only women endure. It is reliable
contains no harmful ingredients and can be depend
ed on in almost any case.
Take PA ROOT
It Will Help You
Mrs. Charles Bragg, of Sweetser, Ind., tried Cardui. SHe
writes : "Tongue cannot tell how much Cardui has done for me.
Before I began taking Cardui I could not do a day's work. I
would work awhile and lie down. I shall always give praise to your
medicine." Try Cardui.
AT ALL DRUG STORES
DR. W. A. NAILLING
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
8:30 to 9:30 n. m.
2 to 4 p. in.
EYE, EAR NOSE AND THROAT.
Modern Klectricnt Treatment.
Office fhoiie 100. Nailling BuiMing
J. C. BURDICK
Wholesale and Retail
Reelfoot Lake and
Fish (Q Game
Oysters in cvuson.
Same old stand, near the ice factory.
With A. B. Gnpbell Livery Stable
DR. J. M. JEHLE
From Chicago Veterinary College
Phone 12 Union City, Tenn.
w men utflEANS
Mrs. N. Holloman.
Mrs. N. Hollomari,-wife of Mr. Nat
Holloman, died Monday at her home in
Mason Hall and was buried the follow
ing day in the Chapel cemetery. Mrs.
Hollowman was ono of Mason Hall's
oldest citizens, she having lived there all
of her lift. She and her bereaved hus
band have lived together happily for CO
long years. Mrs. Holloman was a true
Christian woman. She loved the work
that God called on her to do. An old
heart-broken husband and seven chil
dren are left to mourn her death. Troy
Call 150 for coal of any kind.
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Curls and Rats. We also work up comb
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