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Over White & Burehard's Drup
Store, Union City, Tenn.
Office 144-i Residence 144-3
Over White & Burehard's Drug
Store, Union City, Tetin.
Office 144-2. Residence 144-3
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HOW often a small additional expenditure on your
vacation will double your pleasure. And what a
difference it makes when you come back to still
have money in th'e bank. .
A BANK account makes life's walk easy, smoothes out the
rough places, and makes the bright spots more pleasant.
You can't imagine what a difference it makes until you try it.
Old National Bank
Union City, Tennessee t"
From July 24th to 29th we offer
UNCH of vsolet:
For $1.00 Four of the Sweetest Toilet Crea
tions in Violet Dulce Toilet Water, Talc, Soap
and Cream worth $1.50.
STarm Loans
I make loans on lands located irt Obion and Weakley
Counties, Tenn., and Fulton County, Ky., in sums of $ 1 ,000
or more on first-class improved farms.
Forty per cent of the full value of a farm will be loaned.
Loans made on farms of 50 acres or more on 5 years time
with privilege to borrower of paying same after one year in
full or making any size partial payment desired at invervals
of 6 months after one year from date of loan, interest being
stopped on partial payments made.'
I guarantee the interest and expense on a loan procured
through me will be less than the same loan would cost you
obtained from any other source, and the terms and conditions
more satisfactory.
Union City, Tenn.
Concrete and Bricli Work
Manufacturers of Concrete Blocks!,
Also handle Feed of all kinds.
We sell Lime, Cement and Sand. Phone 587
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The Memphis Commercial "Appeal,
daily without Sunday, in a club with
the Union City Commercial, one year
, for $3.40; six months, $1.70. Rate applies only to rural routes.
The Governor of New Jersey, who
spoke to the Kentucky Bar Association
at Lexington yesterday, is a fine illus
tration of the truth so often suggested
in these columns that in American pol
itics no man can tell what a day may
bring forth,, the rule of more than half
a century having teen that it was the
unexpected that happened. A short
twelve months ago Dr. Wilson was
President of the University of Prince
ton, quite out of the line of polities and
political promotion. To-day, Governor
Wilson, of New Jersey, is regarded all
over, the continent as quite in line for
Presidency of the United States.
' From Polk, in 1844, to Roosevelt, in
1900, there were only three actual Chief
Magistrates who were so much' as
thought of for the Chief Magistracy
two years in advance of their nomina
tion. The list, beginning with Polk,
includes Taylor, Tierce, Lincoln, Hayes,
Garfield, Cleveland and Harrison, the
exceptions being Buchanan, Grant and
McKinley. Even the Vice Presidents
who succeeded to the Presidency, like
Arthur and Roosevelt, seemed impos
sible. - " ;
Woodrow Wilson stands before the
people to-day as that rarest of phe
nomena, a public man who, elevated to
office, faithfully keeps his pre-election
When he indicated his willingness to
resign the presidency of Princeton and
lead his party as a candidate for Gov
ernor of New Jersey he was looked
upon as an interesting but mistaken
gentleman; when he appeared "on the
stump" in effective speeches and met
the wiles of his opponents with polit
ical sagacity, he became a factor seri
ously to be considered; when he won
the election, he took rank as a national
character; and since he has put on the
robes of office, has displayed qualities
that reveal his equipment for a part in
public affairs for which no other man
in the nation seems equally fitted.
It must be borne in mind that the
achievements of Woodrow Wilson have
been forced over a Republican State
Senate and at the outset over an un
willing Democratic House. Behind the
measures proposed by this real loader
there has lain a 'philosophy. He has
acted not in response to a vague senti
ment that corporations are wicked, and
that workingmen- deserve sympathy,;
but in consequence of his perception
that a new day has dawned upon the
world and that new laws must state the
readjustment in, which men have come
to live. lie holds that such laws as
exist regarding the relations of em
ployer and employe are out at elbow.
The fundamental need of the day is,
he believes that the character, rights
and duties of the composite industrial
and commarcial entity which we call
the corporation" must be thoroughly
overhauled and better ascertained.
A corporation," he says, "exists, ,
not by any natural right. The State
creates the corporation, and the State
is responsible for what it creates. The
State, therefore, must oversee the cor
porations, and must safeguard the pub
lic against fraudulent companies 1 or
companies which practice methods
which in any way violate justice or fair
dealing or the principles of honest in
dustry. In order to do this there must
be authoritative inspection and full pub
licity. This conclusion is most obvious
in a case of public utility corporations.
Their regulation, therefore, will be the
best 'beginning of general corporation
control." . .
One of 'the best measures urged by
Gov; Wilson requires the inspection i
and regulation of cold storage waro
houses. Half the food supply of New
York City is kept in storage across the
river in Jersey, awaiting the market,
and meanwhile deteriorating. The new
law proposed a storage limit of six
months. The warehouse owners argued
that the limit named was too low. They
were especially persistent in citing the
case of cheese, which they argued might
be kept several years, and still be con
sidered good. '.,
Yes, " remarked the Governor suave
ly, "I am aware that cheese has its own
standard of respectability."
But the chief measure, the funda
mental proposition of Woodrow Wil
son's ' system of reform is the Direct
Primary and Election Bill.
"Back of all reform," said the Gov
ernor, "lie the means of getting it,
Back of the question what you want,
is the question how are you going to
get it. We are all pretty well agreed,
I takd it, that certain reforms are need
ed. But we find that the first neces
sary reform is one that will render us
able t,Q get reform."
"We have been calling our Govern
nient a Republic, and we have been liv
ing binder the delusion that it is a rep
resentative Government. That is the
theory. But the fact is that we are not
living under a representative Govern
ment; we are living under a Govern
ment of party bosses who in secret con
ference and for their private ends de
termine what we shall and shall not
have. The first, the immediate thing
that we have got to do is to restore
representative Government. There has
got to be a popular rebellion for the
reconquest and reassumption by the
people of the rights of the people, too
long surrendered. We have got to rev
olutionize our political machinery, first
of all. I am a radical, and the first
element Of my radicalism is, let's get
at the root of the whole thing and re
sume popular Government. Let's make
possible the access of the people to the
execution of their purposes."
The Courier-Journal cannot think of
Woodrow Wilson without recalling
Samuel J. Tilden. How much alike
they seem, as doctrinaire Democrats;
MaKe a Special Point of
Looking for This
It insures you the most satisfactory goods
1 that money and brains can
put together.
Remember that all things are guaranteed.
Picture Framing a Specialty
Residence Phones 1 14 and 432." Office Phone 99
faithful and couragoous party leaders;
as practical and pre-eminent officials;
how much they think alike, and talk
alike, and write alike. How Tilden
esque the following:
" It is time that we served
notice on the men who have grown up
in the possession of privileges and
bounties, that the existing order of
things is to be changed. It is only fair
that we warn them, for they should have
time to adjust themselves to the change;
but the change must come, nevertheless.
And this change is not a revolution, let
it be understood at once. It is merely
a restoration. That is what
the people of New Jersey have, meant as
they have flocked out, rain or shine, not
to follow the Democratic party we have
stopped thinking about partiesto fol
low what they now know as the Demo
cratic idea, the idea that the people are
at last to be served. .,
"Do you know what the American
people are waiting for, gentlemen? They
are waiting to have their politics utterly
simplified. They are realizing that our
politics are full of secret conferencces,
that there are private arrangements, and
able opportunity. Don't you know that
some man without conscience, who did
not care for the nation, could put this
country into a (lame? Don't you know
that the people of this country from one
end to the other all believe that some
thing is wrcng? What an opportunity it
would be for some man without con
science, but with power, to spring up and
say: 'This is the way, follow me,' and
lead them in paths of destruction. How
terriblo it would bol
" , I am accused of boing rad
ical. - If to seek td go to the rout' is to
be a radical, a radical I am. After all,
everything that flowers in beauty in the
air of heaven draws its fairness, its
vigor, from its roots. Nothing living
can blossom into fruitage unless through
nourishing stalks deep-planted in the
common soil. Up from the soil, up
from the sileut bosom of the earth, rise
the currents of life and energy. Up
from the common -soil, up from the
quiet heart of the people, rise joyously
to-day streams of hope and determina
tion bound to renew the face of the earth
in glory.
I tell you the so-called radicalism of
they do not understand it. They want j our times is simply the effort of nature
to concentrate their force somewnero.
They are like an unorganized army say
ine the thing is wrong. Where shall
we congregate? How shall we organize?
Who are the captains? Where are the
orders? Which is the direction? Where
are the instruments of government?
That is what they are waiting for.
"It is an opportunity, and it is a terri
- - - - -
If you have a farm,
house and lot, vacant
lot, business house,
or business of any
kind for sale, list it
with us, we can sell it.
If you have property
for rent, we can rent
and collect the rent.
Our charges are reasonable.
Let Us Insure
Your family against want in case of your death
You against loss of time by illness
You against loss of property by fire, lightning and tornado
Our dealings must
be satisfactory
to release the generous energies of our
people. This great American people is
at bottom just, virtuous, and hopeful;
the roots of its being are in the soil of
what is lovely, pure and of good report;
and the need of the hour is just that
radicalism that will clear away for the
realization of the af-pirations of a sturdy
"No one can listen to Woodrow Wil
son," says William Bayard Hale, "and
see the emotions of the audiences of
earnest men who hang upon his words,
without feeling that bo is witnessing the
beginning of a political revolution, and
that its prophet and captain stands be
fore him. This is a new languagebut
one for which the people have an in
stinctive, Pentecostal understanding. It
is a flame on the forehead and a shout
on the lips, and it cannot be, I think
if this gift of speech is backed by tho
voucher of deeds such as he promises to
do as Governor of New Jersey but that
this man will be hailed as the incontest
able leader of Democracy, when next
year bis party comes to nominate a
candidate for Presidency, The prime
thing is that he is real real all through,
from top to bottom. There isn 't a sham
anywhere in his neighborhood. His
mind is constitutionally incapable of
tolerating unreality it revolts against
it like a nauseated stomach. Another
thing is that he is good-humored. He
is chock-full tf energy; he likes action,!
hugely, I fancy, though, he did remark
at the end of one exciting day: "After
all, life doesn't consist in eternally run
ning to a fire?" Conversation with him
is a delignt; his talk is rich in allusion,
illustrated from broad personal ac
quaintance, marked by a wide-ranging
sweep of interest and thought. -Yet he .
likes a good story and an occasional
emphatic word." f
Assuredly that is the kind of man for
the times and the kind of man militant
j Democracy has Jong been looking for.

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