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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn FKIDAY. MARCH 15, 1912 Eniered at the post offir at t'liion City, Ten Beiwcc, as tocral-clas mail matter. Democratic Ticket For Sheriff JOHN H. FfNCW For Trustee JOHN" si IK SANDERS. For Tax A.wkr-I. J. HOWARD. Announcements. For Floater. HOWARD. We are authorized to announce S. F. Hownrd a candidate for re-election to rep resent the counties of Dyer, l,ake and Obion, the. Twenty-fifth Floterial District, in the Ten nessee General Assembly, auhjectlo the action " of the Democratic party. For Representative. POWEI.I, We are, authorized to announce Dr. K. W. Powell a candidate for Representative from Obion Comity in the Tennessee -Geneial Assembly, subject to tile action of the Demo cratic party. For Constable. WRIGHT. We are authorized to announce J. W. Writtht a candidate for Constable of the Third District. Election first Thursday in Auttust. Highway Route. The Weakley County Court lias des ignated the route to be used in the de velopment of the Memphis and Bristol highway through this end of the State. The original idea iti building a highway through the State was a direct route from Bristol to Memphis, Then a sys torn of branch routes was proposed, one running north from Jackson to Union City and thence east to a connection with the main route. The citizens of Weakley County having taken up the matter and disposed of it through the County Court, other counties along the line should take some action, simply to designato a route. As wo understand it, no appropriation is asked for. But when the people begin to move in the work of building this road they want the authority of the County Court and its approval of a certain route and pos sibly some specifications, governing width, grade, etc. Members of the Obion County Court are requested to give the matter the benefit of their con sideration, and a little timely investiga tion would probably lead up to some thing definite in the selection of a route. The Weakley County route begins at Terrell, and the route through Obion County is supposed to connect at that point. The idea now is to designate the best route through the connty lead ing to Terrell. .The following has been ordered by the Weakley County Court: It is ordered by the court, a majority of the justices of the county being pres ent and voting therefor, that the follow ing resolution bo adopted as follows: There being a public desire or demand for a designated route of a connecting link through Weakley County to join the State highway from Memphis to Bristol, it is hereby recommended by the Weakley County Court in quarterly ses sion assembled that the route from Ter rell station, on the west border of the county, extending east through Gard ner, Martin, Itnlston, Dresden and Glea son on to McKenzie be designated as the connocing link through the said county of Weakley to the State highway. The above is a true order passed at the Jan., 1912, term. G. T. Mayo, County Judge. C. II. IIiluard, Clerk. Not a Mass Convention. Tonnpssefl Democracv is honelfisslv I split with political dissension, and, while there did seem to be some chauce for uniting the Barton and Vertrees com mittees, through it all there has not been any sign of the remotest possibility of harmonizing a majority of the con tending factions. This docs not excuse Mr. Vertrees, but it is to nil appearances a true version of the situation, and auy attempt through disorganized means to bring together the solid vote of the par ty will in all probability end in confu sion and dismay. Hence the proposi tion of General Faulkner to call a mass convention of Democrats carries us back to the seat of trouble when Governor Cox's friends were engaged in the laud able work of packing conventions all over the Stato. No, General Faulkner; this would not only fail to answer the purpose but it is calculated to renew and increase the hostilities. The rural delegate is all right in a district meeting but iu a miass convention of State-wide proportions he is not on an equal foot ing with the politician and trained de bater. Tennessee has turned her back upon the convention system, especially the mass meetings, and the solution of ice present trouble is far away removed from that idea. Party unification must come rather from principle than expe diency, and as long as there is a wide difference of opinion in regard to issues harmony is not probable. It it were only a matter of organization the troub le would soon be at an end. There can be no satisfactory unity between those whose political interests are not mutual. Aunt Ann. Lowe Shearon, a newspaixr write native of lroy. lenn., now connect r witu me .ewiauaan (.coimeeueuu -ucs senger as business manager, m the W3y of reminiscence, writes intheMcsscnze about an old-time friend of the fami i.uss Ann JUcAlister, now Mrs. Jerry Cioar, aud The Commercial takes the greairm pleasure in reproducing the article and joining with Editor Shearon in the sentiment which holds Aunt An in the kindest remembrance, for this good lady was also a visitor in our home and always with the warmest welcome Mr. Shearon left Troy twenty years ago and went to Texas as the editor of county paper, thence to cuicazo as a reporter, and thence to New York City where he remained for several years with press bureaus, leading often in some of the most important disclosures through the news columns of the met ropolitan dailies, or more properly hour ly editions. From New York City he went to New Canaan, and referring to the rural contributors of the Messeuger Mr. Shearon 's mind reverts to the fireside of his boyhood aud Aunt Ann, as fol lows: Long ago the writer, as a boy, knew a woman whoso name was Miss Ann Everybody in the county knew Miss Ann also. She was one of those sweet souls who was a friend to all whom she met. Being practically alone in the world, as far as family ties were con corned, she spent a large part of her time visiting, and wherever she visited she made herself busy helping w ith the household duties just for the pleasure of the thing. W hen the work of the day was over, then came the fireside talks. They had real firesides then big open fireplaces with backlogs a foot or more in diameter and heaping embers. There Miss Ann was at her best. All the others had to do was to listen. She had obtained all the news through her round of visits. "John Simmons and bis wife are get ting on monstrous well, 'she would say, "and they've the prettiest litth baby in the world. Do you know, that baby had the stomach ache the othe night and John walked the floor with it the whole night long. He wouldn't let Mary sit up with it a bit. Some peo ple thought John was going to turn out bad before he married but I always knew different. And just to think! how good he js walking the floor all night and tending store all day. Then there's old Mrs. Adams and her boys. That Harry, the people all think is so bad, just wor ships his mother and would do anything for her. I can t see how a boy like him can be so very bad " Thus she went on with never a thought of evil about anyone. Glad to see Miss Ann? Why, every family in the county hailed her with open arms and felt sorry when she went away to brighten up some other house. And how Miss Ann could cook! It's probable that none of the good women of the New Canaan Grango could beat her, even with all their good cooking. Miss Ann had no love affairs in those days, although she was comely and not an aged spinster. But in later years she has married. How enviable the household over which she presides with her magic wand of good words for all! Miss Ann, even now, sometimes finds time to write for the local newspapers two or three columns at a time. Bead it? They certainly do and lay the paper aside, wishing for more. Such are the village newspaper con tributors! Who can equal them? Lowe Shearon. Rather Risk the People. "Now there are two or three theories of government in this country. Don't deceive yourself by supposing all the people iu this country believe in Demo cratic government, because they do not. You have only to listen to the utterances of very distinguished Republican speak ers to see that they do not believe and do not pretend to believe in representa tive government. They will tell youi they do not behevo the judgment of the people can be trusted. I don't know whether I was born so, or was learned so, or what happened tcme, but I know this, that the deepest conviction 1 have, arising out of observation and experi ence, is this, that I would rather take the judgment of the rank and tile than the judgment of the men who have be come absorbed as successful leaders in great undertakings." Woodrow Wil son, ' ' Potatoes grown in Ireland are on sale here, the scarcity of the homo product necessitating their importation. Keep it Coming. Messrs. Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn. Dear Sirs: I am sending you a dollar to pay for The Commercial for this. year. Keep it coming. We have been away from Uuion City quite a long while, but still like to read the news items iu The Commercial, to which I have been a subcriber since 1898. , Yours fraternally, Ga. M. KlTTlSGER. Hoheuwald, Tenn. Call for Congressional Convention, f We, the Republican Congressional Committee for the Ninth Congressional District of Tennessee, hereby order that a delegated convention of the Republi can party of said district be held at the courthouse in the town of Humboldt, Tennessee, on the 11th day of April, 11)12, at one o'clock p. m. for the pur pose of electing two delegates and two alternates to the National Convention to be held in Chicago, 111., on the ISth day of June, 1912; for the purpose of selecting a Presidential elector for said district; to select a candidate for Con gress from said district; to reorganize the said Congressional Committee, and to transact such other business as may come before the said convention. The basis of representation from the several counties shall be that fixed by the State Republican Executive Com mittee for the State Convention, of date Jan. 22, 1912 (one vote for each two hundred votes cast for President Taft in 1908.) No proxies will be allowed, but all delegates present at said convention shall cast the vote to which the county they represent is entitled under this call. The District Committee shall meet at 11 o'clock a. m., and make up the tem porary roll for the convention. Dated at Rives, this 15th day of Feb ruary, iyv&, John D. Tarrant, Chairman. R. C. Cochran, Secretary. n Old, T ried and TRU E. ll Miss Fowlkes' Pupils. Yesterday morning the students of the Martha Fowlkes School of Expres sion presented a well-selected classical programme at the Flaza Theater. The audience was large, filling the theater and was representative of the best culture in the city. Those who love the art expression witnessed real art in the scene work and separate read ing. Miss Martha Fowlkes as Francois Villon, in the scene from McCarthy's If I Were King," was wonderful. The role is difficult, especially for a woman, to interpret, and Miss Fowlkes' work was that of an artist, pure and simple. Mrs. R. Stevens, playing the heavy opposite, was strong in the part King Louis XI, while Miss Claudia Smith as Lady Catherine de Vamelles was most appealing. In the comedy, "Six Cups of Choco- ate," Misses Parks, Braswell, Stramer, Duggan, Loring, 1 French and Porter were exceedingly clever. The readers, Misses Claudia Smith, Datum, Loring, Braswell and Robinson, interpreted their lines admirably and showed the excellent training given them. , Miss Fowlkes reading from As You Like It" was a work of art. The audience was enthusiastic in its applause, and too much cannot be said in praise oi the most excellent pro gramme. Miss Fowlkes and the student body are to be congratulated. San Antonio (Texas) Express. An absolutely safe financial depository is one that combines ample resources and sound judg ment of its officers with a TIME-TESTED policy of unquestioned conservatism and prudence. 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Probably thirty amendments to the Ohio Constitution will be submitted to the people for ratification by the fourth constitutional convention in session at Columbus. After eight terms in Congress Repre sentative W. G. Brantley, 'of Georgia, prominent in councils on the- Demo ctaticside, has announced his voluntary retirement.'' Memorial. For the past year the Great Reaper has been busily engaged garnering his treasures from the workers in our church and has selected for his scythe some of our choicest plants. Among the rarest, sweetest and lovli est of these was the fair, fragile Lily that had bloomed in our church for six teeu years, shedding a gentle and enno bling influence on all who had watched the growth of this delicate flower. On dreary, rainy day, the last of Febru ary, we laid her to rest, our friend and sister and co-work er--Mrs. J. A.Veazey. tier's was in truth a beautiful character, nure and sweet and exquisitely fashion ed, as the flower whose name she bore. She was an excellent Christian woman, evoted to-the interests of her church and one of the most faithful and valued members the Mite Society had.. tor several years her failing health deprived her of the privilege of attend- ng the meetings, but she was always so glad to welcome the society to her own home and was an interested helper in every enterprise. As a neighbor and friend she was un excelled kind, considerate, thoughtful, and sympathetic. She did her duty no bly and web, and her sick neighbors could always rely upon her kind and bountiful ministrations. With a frail constitution and a sbriuking nature she could take little active interest in public affairs, but in her linn sl w ?t her best, an angel of light, comfort and cheer. . She was in the truest sense a home maker and her husband and sisters were the objects of her devoted love and ten derestcare. The Mite Society deeply deplores the loss of this dear good member, cherish ing tenderly the memory of the sainted one, and tenders its sincere sympathy and friendly regard to the bereaved hus band and sisters, - v Mrs. II. 51. Elder, Mrs. II. X. Davis, Mrs. W. E. Beat, Committee. R3 i 0 m g Ask" us for prices when selling your grain. p. ;;;;;; ;;;;;;;;;; ft r Why Not Trade Where You Can Get Anything1 You Want to Eat? -. r a ha to . ?7 Not Only in Canned Goods and Fresh Meats But Green Vegetables Fresh Fish and Oysters as well. GODWIN BROS. Has Them and Vants to Sell Them to U. GODWIN BROS. Grocery and City Market J. R. WALKER, - - Manager 3 05 East Main Street TELEPHONES 7 9 and 5 16 CHARLES WARD UPHOLSTERER High-Claw work in Furniture Repairing and Rennishing. First-Class Work Guaranteed. Prompt Service. With Uiron Furniture Co. leaiber Work a Specially. Phone 53 D Insolvent Notice. The insolvency of lb ittn r-4 J Griffin, haviflg "been suggested to tho County Court for Obion County, Tenn. AH persons having claims against said estate are notified to appear and hie the same authenticated in manner pre-, scribed by law, ou or before tho 30th day of May, next. This, the 24th day of February, 1912. Mrs. Irma Gkikfix, Administratrix. Non-Resident Notice. Ephraim White vs. Clemer While-7 Chancery Court, Obion County.Tenn'. In the h.sove styled cause it appearing to the Clerk and Master from tho bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, Clemer White, is a non resident of tho State of Tennessee and a resident of the State of Kentucky, so that tho ordinary process of law cannot be served upon her. It is therefore or dered that the said above named de fendant appear before tho Cuancery Court of Obion County, Tenn., on or before the first Monday of April, 1912, that being the first day of the Regular Term of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by her, and the said cause set for hearing ex parte as to her. It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four consecutive weeks iu The Com. niercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. This, February 28, 1912. 50-4t G. A. Gmiis, Clerk and Master. By Gkoroe A, Gihds, Jr., D. C. & M. Geo. It. Kennoy, Sol. for Compl't. Non-Resident Notice. C. E. Griffin ) Chancery Court, vs. Obion County, T. C. Quinn, et al. ) Tenn, In the above styled cause it appear ing to the Clerk and Master from tho bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, Leo C. Griffin, is a non-resident of the Stale of Tennessee and a resident of the State of Missouri, so that ordinary process of Jaw cannot be served upon hiiu. It is therefore or dered that the above said named defend ants appear before the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tenn., on or before the first Monday, of April, VJ12, that being the first day of the regular April Term of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by him, and the saiueauie set for hearing ex- parte as to him. It ?s furttier ordered that publication of this notice bo made for four consecutive weeks in the The Commercial, a weekey newspaper pub lished in Obion County, Tenn. This, February 2Gth, 1912. C0-4t G. A. Gihhs, Clerk and Master, Dy Gkoroe A. Gibus, Jr., D. 0. & M. Fierce, Fry & Fierce, Sols, for Compl't. -5. .v-Vr':". ' mOVISlMO.N .STATION CAIRO () MEB0lN The SAFEST and QUICi SfEli -MONEY T,4- IS BY Loiig Distance Telephone FOR RATES APPLY TO LOCAL MANAGER CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO INCORPORATIC I I tKCOLUMBUS HVH 0f?lEAN3 MONTGOMEfrt No. No. No. S J4CHi0NVII.il TIME OF TRA'NS AT UNION CITY, N0RTUBOUXD. 2 Express (daily), lv.. 10,50 a.m 4 Express (daily), lv.. 12.01 a.m 6 Accom. (daily), lv...7.18 p.m No. 1 Express (daily), lv ...4.07 p,m No. 3 Express (daily), lv 3.32 a.tn No. 5 Ac!om. (daily), lv..7.5 a.m R. . it a km; I T, Ati.t. R. v. Taylor, jno. M. eeall, VrPtm't tmd Oen'l Mitr- Coa'i I'iuwwih" . MOBTUS. AU T. JLOU1H, MO. W , C& St. L. TIME TABLE. Arrive t"n ion City, . 557.53 a.n. No. 3. 3. 06 p.m No. 53.-ll.15 p.m. WEST !'OfNS No, 52.. 0.10 a. m. No. 4 12.50 p.m .No. &4..,iii p.m.