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- -I N i THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Baird, Un:on City, Tenn Entered nt the Pt office at 1'iiion City.Ten neiwee, as aecond-clafta uiaii matter. ONE nOLUAR A VEAH FRIDAY, OCTOISKIl 21, W10. Democratic Ticket. For Ccnjtres, FINIS J. GARRETT,- of Wen k Icy. State Senator, F. J. CALDWELL, of Lake. Pkmter, S. F. HOWARD, of Obion. Re p rescii tit ti vc E. N. MOORE. Not Us. It seems to us that tho Democratic candidate for Governor of Tennessee lias pledged himself to all that a sensi ble State-wide Democrat could wish. "Elect mo," said he, "and the tem perance laws of Tennessee will be en forced just as far as lies within the pow er of man." Has Hooper ever made any Btronger declaration that that? Has Hooper any record to prove that ho is more loyal to the cause of Prohibition than Taylor? Admitting that Hooper is determined to enforce the Prohibition laws of the State, ban Taylor ever vio lated his pledges to the people of Ten nessee? What is better to judge a man's sincerity with his record or his prom ises? No reasonable man can question Bob Taylor's honesty. This paper supported Bob for United States Senator not because- he was better qualified than Car mack to represent Tennessee in the United States Senate, but for the reason that he had saved the State from the treachery of those Democrats in Ten nessee who aided the Republican ticket against Bryan. What were his motives in that campaign? Was ever anything but pure patriotism credited to his race or to his administration? Is there any reason to believe in the light of his pub lic record that Senator Taylor is moved by anything but patriotic impulses in the present campaign? Is he given to the habit of making empty pledges? But it is claimed that the Patterson machine is not dead and that it is now acting in conjunction with the whisky interests in Taylor's flupiKjrt. If the Patterson machine is not dead there is no death. Patterson has been totally obliterated in Tennessee politics and his political machine has been torn limb by limb into lifeless pieces. His election commissioners have- been long ago re tired, Patterson himself by the force of circumstances was effaced from the po litical map of the State, his committee was doomed and disbanded, and there remains nothing but his ..official ap pointees to constitute the machine. Can these appointees control Bob Taylor? Have you any reason to believe that they will? Personally Hooper may be a very ex cellent citizen. No tlouhl he is. But have citizens of Tennessee any right to doubt that he will not he controlled by the Taft administration? The Commercial stated a few weeks ago that it would not support a Taft Re publican for office, and for that reason the name of Hooper will not be placed before the readers as our candidate for Governor. With the Patterson machine disman tled and Senator Taylor pledged to the enforcement of law and order in Ten nessee we cannot find any excuse what ever to support Mr. Hooper, the Repub lican candidate for Governor. Mr. Hooper is no more nor less than an instrument in the hands of the Na tional Administration, a Republican of the Taft type. There is no use trying to disguise the facts, and the man who would rather support him than Taylor for Governor, to say the least of it, roust be losing regard for the principles of Democracy. To say that we can wipe tt Patter snism entirely by tho election of Hoop or and then reclaim the State to De mocracy again two years hence is carry ing assurance beyond the limits of reason. In the light of events it cannot be done. When Bryan was repudiated the slogan was to swing the party back in to power in four years, but it was not done and has not been done to this good day. The election of Hooper will mean the same thing. It nveftna that Tennessee goes into the Republican column and remains there two years hence unless there is a revulsion of feeling against that party all over the country. To our minds the Republican party, under the administration of President Taft, is, since tho days of Washington, more profligate, more corrupt, more autocratic, more despotic, more unpa triotic than ever party has been' in the United State. The Republican party has )kcd arms with the all-iiowerful trusts, and stands aloof from the com mon people, out of reach and out of reason. It has gone so far in its bold and recklt-ss career that insurgency threatens to undermine the foundations of that ancient and honored institution, to pull down the walls and behead its rulers. The Republican party of Taft is the party that has lost all sense of honor and that is the party of Hooper. Five hundred millions for Panama canal graft, hundreds of millions every year for illegitimate pensions, distributed only in the North to hold the Republican party intact, all sorts of corruption in legislation, Senators and Congressmen found guilty of bribery, a protective tariff for the benefit of interests owned by United States Senators,-and hun dreds of other political crimes that should damn the Republican party for ever. A party like that conducting the for tunes of a republican governim-nt is enough to cause every honest man to renounce his country. This is the party that Hooper repre sents, and is there any just cause why we should support him? We cannot see it. True enough the Republicans helped us wrest the State from Patterson ism, but is that excuse to turn the State over to a party of irreclaimable fraud and corruption. Are we under obligations to do such a thing? Not us. The State-widers have a very incon sistent plank in their platform in the shapo of a road measure. It is any thing else but State-wide in its scope. The proposition is to use the couvicts to build a macadamized road from Bris tol to Memphis, in other words to con struct an automobile speedway through tho center of the State. If the con victs of the State are to be detailed for road building let every county in the State have its share of the work. Every county has a legal right to participate in such improvements, and any arrange ment thi.t does not afford these privil eges is in the nature of class legislation and undemocratic. V Build roads all over the State for the benefit of the agri cultural and commercial classes and let the automobilists come in for their share as a further consideration. Catholicism. Father Welsh, of a Kentucky diocese, was in the city last Thursday night and lectured at Reynolds Opera House to a small audience on the subject of Cathol icism. Tho minister was here at the solicitation of Father Keutter in the in terest of the local church. Quite a number of admissions were sold, but while the Audience was not large the speaker was accorded the closest atten tion. While, of course, the lecture was not intended as a challenge for controversy, it was a statement of facts regarding the fundamental tenets of the Church of Rome, the position of . the Catholic Church upon important points clearly and tiucquivocally defined for the bene fit principally of those who had fallen into the common error of accepting false impressions of the church. The first of the lecture was devoted to the church's relation to the Bible The common belief among non-Cat ho' lies was that the church forbade the reading of the Bible among its com municants. Father Welsh stated that this was altogether erroneous. He ex plained, however, that the Protestant Bible was not used, but the Bible which was inspired and conferred by divine authority to the Catholic. Church. The Catholic Bible, he added, contained a number of epistles not in the non-Catholic Bible and was more accurately and correctly translated. Catholic Bibles are in Latin, and anyone outside of the church who wishes may read them. Tho speaker referred to the authors of the "Devil's Robe" and "Forty Years in Hell." He said that these men were known as ex-priests. That was a mis take; they might not have been in good standing, but once a priest always a priest. No priest in good standing would undertake to sell books of any kind. Priests receive a compensation of $800 a year, some less, none more, and the canons of the church prohibit the selling of books. Another error of common belief ex isted among non-Catholics, and this is to the effect that no marriage is eonsid ed sacred or binding which is not sol emnized by a priest. Father Welsh ex plained that no marriage is recognized among Catholics, the contracting parties being Catholics, which is not consum mated by a Catholic priest, but all mar riages among non-Catholics, whether (ft ft We Have Only a Few Choice Farms ON OUR LIST FORS ALE THAT POSSESSION CAN BE HAD THIS YEAR One 60-acre farm two miles southeast of Union City, in high state of cultivation, lays wejl, has a 5-room dwell ing, two verandas, new potato house and cellar, large new barn, finest of well water, good pond, 5-acre woods lot, 300 young fruit trees, 1,400 locust trees, 4 acres in Alfalfa made four crops this year. This is an ideal place. Can be bought worth the money on easy terms if sold at once. One 135-acre tract level land 4i miles northeast of Union City, 2h miles of Woodland and 2k miles of Jordan, Ky., in fine neighborhood, near good school and church, has two-story frame dwelling, seven rooms, hall, two verandas, barn 40x50, hay shed 32x36, 1 5-acre woods lot, fine well and cistern, five ponds, all neces sary outbuildings, all in good repair, under good fence, This, farm is in a high state of cultivation. This is the first time offered for sale. Priced right, half cash, bal ance one and two years, low interest. One tract of 1 97 acres second bottom land with medium improvements, under good fence. This land will produce as well if not better than some that is priced two and three times as high. Situated about one mile northeast of Hickman, Ky. Will sell for a small payment down, balance one, two, three, four and five years at 6 per cent. See us for price. Will trade for Union City property. ' . , One 14-acre tract, lays level, ahout three miles northeast of Union City, has new six-room frame dwell ing, hall, veranda, new smoke house, milk house and chicken house, good "medium-sized barn, good well, nice I -acre woods lot, orchard, some berries, under good fence. See us for price and terms. Other lands ad joining can be bought worth the money. One tract second bottom land of 1,1 42 acres, 142 clear, balance in fine timber estimated to cut 50,000,000 ft., principally white and red oak, poplar, hickory, ash, cottonwood, white gum, satin walnut, Walnut, sassafras, , hackberry and cypress. This land when cleared will be worth the price, as it lays well and is as rich as cream will grow anything; Alfalfa growing on cleared . land fine now. Price $120,000. To show what we think of this proposition, we will go in with reliable parties and buy same, as we believe there is a bunch of money to parties able to handle this proposition. Situated in District No. 5 of Obion County, in three . miles of railroad. A few small farms near the city, some larger ones farther out. Will be glad to show YOU any or all of them, id at prices that will make you money. We have a number of good farms for sale that have been rented for the next year which we can sell with rent contracts. Our price is right for the class of land offered. Any and all kinds of citv Drooertv for sale or trade, some orj long time and low interest. See us when in the market to buy, sell, rent or in sure property of any kind. We think we can make it to your interest to do business with us. We gladly refer you to those we have sold to and those we have sold for. . Satisfaction guaranteed at this shop. Carter & White Real Estate and Insurance People Office 2291 S. First St, Rooms No. 1 and 2. Phone 77 UNION CITY, TENN. by 1 rotcstant minister or other reeog jnized authority, were regarded as legal : and binding and respected as sacred in the eyes of the Catholic Church, j The priest dwelt considerably on the subject of schools, and this is the one j great question which .separates the church and .State, lie spoke of the in I fidelity emanating from our universities, J but did not refer to our public school ! system. The latter is, of course, a sub ' ject of great concern to the Catholic Church. There is no agnosticism iu our public schools; there maybe crop 1 pings of it from the scientists of the , universities, and hence we take it that I Father Welsh was somewhat careful in I touching on the subject. . He was, how ever, very unfriendly, to the universi ties, and did not undertake to hide his convictions on that point, j Father Welsh, like all Catholic priests, j is a man of learning. Priests are re quired to read their Bible at least once every year. They are educated aud qualified beforehand with a complete knowledge of all the higher classics and languages and a complete and thorough theology. To this is added a power of speech in many cases, aud the address by Father Welsh, though from a Cath olic standpoint, was highly edifying and interesting. Father Welsh stated that his address was altogether impersonal and not in tended to offend. The audience was in terested to the end. When you you want cypress fencing and boxing don't fail to call on J. F. Carpenter. Uncle Si Talks of Optimism. Optimism is a word Lots of folks are usiiC, Stnii'st word I ever heard, Likewise must aimiMti . Wife is laid up with the grip. Ihiuthter's gH rhematics. Chickens nil have got the pip. Sot; hits got sciatica. Horse is wntstlin' with the hives. All the sheep need shenrtn', Mendin' needed on the taw. rump Is out o' irenrin I.ookin' ou the brightest side .Strikes me sorter funny. Just last uitfhl the watchdog did- Wuth s lot o' money: Sister June has took to hed. Ailin' in her liver. Neighbor Jones is lyin' dead rizencd by a sliver. Crops ii-rottin' in the sun, Everything n-spilin S pose I d orter see the fun An' keep on a smilin'. . Optimism in a thing I can't seem to swaller! When bad luck once bikes to wine Lots of sorrers foller. There ain't nothin' on the ftrm. " k But has gone to ruin , Sence I fell and broke my arm , And lay here a stewin'. Any one can grin as may Over sech disaster . 1 can't dinw a smile to-day With a mustard plaster. I," ran W. Sheldon. In New York Times. The manager of a music hall was test ing the abilities of a few candities for stage honors, and this is how he let down one of the would-be funny men: "Your songs won't do for me. I can't allow any profanity in my theatre," said he. "But I don't use profanity," was the reply. 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