The Business Men's Club met last
Tuesday night with quite a large attend
ance of citizens- interested in public
1 matters. -
The first question presented was the
telephone proposition, made by the
. Cumberland Telephone Co. to install
the central energy or flashlight system
at the rate of $1.75 for residence sets
and $3 for business houses, with the
agreement that when the number of
subscribers in the city reached 800 the
rates would be increased to $2 and
f3.50, respectively. This proposition
was submitted a few weeks ago, and
the club agreed to indorse a substitute
providing that the rate should not be
increased until 1,000 subscribers in the
city were secured, otherwise conform
ing to the provisions stated. This the
Cumberland people would not accept
butcameback with the original proposi
Some very strong criticisms were then
made to the effect that the service a few
weeks ago was improved but had degen
erated again into a wretchedly bad condi
tion. After some discussion the club
finally concluded to waive the pending
proposition altogether, and a motion
was made and agreed to that a demand
for better service be made of the Cum
berland Telephone Co. at the office in
Union City, without reference to system
and that in case of failure to comply
. the citizens refuse to pay their monthly
rentals. A committee was appointed
and the demand, incorated in writing,
was presented the following day for sig
natures, with the result that a large
number of subscribers have signed and
indorsed the action of the club.
The subject of building a hard road
. to Gibbs was brought up, with favora
Die comment. j.ue secretary was in
structed to write the I. C. R. R. Co.
with reference to co-operation in the
Mr. Turner, representing the Agri
cultural Department of the Southern
Hailway, was present and made an in
teresting address along the line of elicit
ing the interest of the farmers .in im
proved methods of soil treatment and
cultivation of crops. Mr. Turner was
reared on the farm and is prepared to
back up what he has to say. In the
course of his remarks he spoke of the
fact that jl great majority of farmers
are farming by habit and not by practi
ally tested methods that would bring
them greater returns.
To illustrate, he stated that one farmer
in cultivating his corn cut 15 per cent
of the roots on one side and 15 per cent
on the other. It is necessary that all
the roots be preserved to get the full
value of the corn product. He advised
the enlistment of the farmer in the in
terest of better farming, so that he as
well as the whole community might bet
ter profit from the industry. He cited
that we had a farming community and
should become more interested in sci
Mr. Dab nke for the club expressed
appreciation of the address. He asked
if those present were aware of the fact
that Obion County had fallen behind 65
per cent on its wheat culture.
He stated that eventually corn would
go the same way if farmers persisted in
following the old ruts. Mr. Dahnke re
ferred to the modern farming done by
a son of T. O. McKinnis, who had raised
33 barrels on an acre of corn.
The Light Question.
Editors of the Commercial, Gentle
men: I see from an editorial in your
issue of November 8 that you do not
understand the lamp situation. I can't
imagine where you got the data on
which to base the statement that the
Board had reeinded their action to keep
on hand the Mazda lamp to be sold at
wholesale cost price and had returned
to the old obsolete system which will
' be in use until a change is demanded.
The facts in the case are these: At a
meeting of the Business Men's Club a
committee was appointed to wait on the
Board and asked them to have the
Superinteiidant keep on hand the Tung
sten or Mazda lamps and sell them to
the consumers at wholesale cost price.
This request was readily complied with.
Thereupon a motion was made and
carried that the Gem lamp also be put
on sale and all free renewals be dis
continued. There seemed to be a mis
understanding among the members of
the Board as to the intention of this
last proposition as the committee from
the Business Men's Club stated that
their request only applied to the sale of
the Mazda lamps. At the next meet
ing of the Board I asked for an interpre
tation of the law. After quite a dis
cussion among the members as to what
was intended to be covered by the Act,
while there was some difference as to
the intention of the Bord, a majority
of the Board decidethat it was the in-:
tention of the Boa-d to cut out renewals j
and selT the Gem as well as the Tungsten
lamps. I state't to the Board that t wSS
not there to antagonize or dictate to
them, but that I had the we fa re of the
plant at heart and as I had already
heard m titterings and was in position to
bear the blunt of the kicking I believed
the better way would be to adopt the
plan the Business Men's Club had in
mind. That was to sell the Tungsten
lamp and still give renewalsof the Gem.
Some of the reasons I had for this recom
mendation were that we were wiring and
adding quite a lot of new subscribers
just now. They are doing it with the
idea that as usual we furnish the lamps
to stock the house, and if we can't pre
vail on them to buy the Mazda, then
furnish the others free as usual. While
we can, and will, sell many Tungstens
I was afraid the radical change at once
might stop for a time the additions that
are coming to us. Then many laboring
people are economical and keep within
the limit with the Gem lamps, con
sequently for them to be forced to buy
the Tungsten would bean additional ex
pense without any saving to them. A
motion was made and carried that they
change the ordinance to conform to the
request of the Business Men's Club,
that was to sell the Mazdas and continue
to exchange the Gem. A motion was
then made to go back to a former
proposition of allowing the merchants
all the show window and sign lights,
they might want, on a flat rate at actual
cost. I recommended that this not be
done as it would give us an unlimited
load without profit at a time when our
heaviest load was on. There was a tie
vote on this proposition as Mr. Parks
was absent. The Mayor stated that this
proposition had been turned down at a
former meeting and that he could not
support a measure of that nature agfiinst
the recommendation of the Supenn
tendent, Engineer and Chairman of the
Water Works Committee, so the Mayor
vetoed the measure. There was no
effort to pass it over the veto and the
matter was dropped. It is being told
that I opposed the sale of the Mazda
lamps, which is not correct. I stand
ready' to furnish them at any time at
W. L. Alexander, Supt.
Union City, Tenn., Nov. 14, 1912.
On the contrary we do understand
the lamp situation. The Business Men's
Club undertook to get the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen to adopt the
.lazda light for the city by selling it at
cost price and discontinuing the free
distribution of the old style lamp.
There was no mistake about this. The
Board agreed and so passed. At a later
meeting this action was rescinded by
going back to the free system as far as
the o'd lamp was concerned and charg-
ng for the Mazda lamp. How any
man can construe tins action as an
adoption of the Mazda system we do not
know. The Mazda lamp is a current
saver by half, and no man loses but
everybody gains by the change. If
there is any hardship, which we do not
grant, in charging for the old lamp,
then why not also furnish the Mazda
amp free, a money saver to the conj
sumer and a better light for everybody
McDade for Speaker.
Troy, Tenn., Nov. 11. Hon. G. R.
McDade, Representative elect from
Obion County, has announced his can
didacy for Speaker of the House of the
next General Assembly. Mr. McDade,
when a member of the Legislature four
years ago, was the author of the famous
Reelfoot Lake bill, which gave him State
notoriety and prestige. His ability in
all lines of legislation is unquestioned
aud his friends already point to him as
the next Speaker.
It was my good fortune to know Bob
Barnett and to know him well. I was
most intimately associated with him in
a business and social way for many
years, during which time I never heard
one single profane or obscene word drop
from his lips.
He lived in my home nearly seven
years 'and in all of that time I never
heard Bob Barnett say one hard or un
kind word about any living human, al
ways something good about the party
discussed or not one word from Bob.
He was a Christian gentleman, in the
fullest sense of the term. What more
could I say? That's enough. Who
can in truth measure up to his standard?
Bob Barnett was my friend. I was j
his friend. Goodby Bob, till we meet
again. E. B. Little.
The wax paper bread wrapper is NOT
A FAD; it is not a concession to the
whim of the housewife; it is not a
meaningless trade-catcher; it is A SAN
ITARY NECESSITY. DAHNKE 'S
BREAD IS WRAPPED IN WAX
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There is hardly a grown-up person in town who has
not heard of the famous American Lady and American
Gentleman shoes. We feel proud of the fact that we
are the exclusive agents for this town, because we know
of no other, shoe which gives so much value for the
Represented in these fine shoes for men and . women is
every new fashion idea. The models are original, dis
tinctive, brimful of refinement and good taste.
If you are looking for a smart, graceful shoe which
combines comfort and style, come in at your first oppor
tunity and see the new fashion ideas.
Annual Appearance of the Union
City High School.
The one event to which everybody
goes is the annual appearance of the
Dramatic Club of the Union City High
School. Don't forget the date Thanks
giving night. This time they will pre
sent "A Gilded Fool." Those acquaint
ed with the stage at all readily realize
that this is the heaviest thing yet un
dertaken by the pupils. It is not classed
with the amateur plays. It is rarely
given except by well trained troupes.
The public may rest assured tliat the
acting and all connected with the pro
duction will excel all former plays.
The fourteen members of the cast are
stars, well trained and keyed to do their
best. Rehearsals have been going on
for a mouth. Miss it and, you will al
ways regret it. 1
Esq. T. J. Ogilvie Eead.
Esq. T. J. Ogilvie died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Hunter, at
Oakton, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1912.
Esq. Ogilvie was a resident of Obion for
many years and a member of the Obion
County Court. He was esteemed very
highly as a citizen. Later he lived at
Ridgely and was engaged as the editor!
of the Ridgely Gazette. Thence he
went to Mississippi where his death
took place. He was 75 years of age.
The remains were brought to Obion
Tuesday night and the funeral was held
Wednesday, conducted by Rev, J. T.
Fizer, of Ridgely. Interment at the
Baptist Church. .
A meeting of the pastors and Sun
day School Superintendents of Beulah
Association will be held at the Baptist
Church in Union City; beginning next
Monday morning at 9:30.
Give us your laundry and dry clean
ing and let's make Union City one of
the centers for laundry and cleaning
business. We will do our part, as we
are paying more out each week than
the city iusixess amounts to. We are
being solicited each day for out of town
work and it will only be a short while
until Union City can boast of having
one or the most sanitary laundries in
the South. Strictly a white man's laun
dry. Metcalfe & Ckawley.
For a Long Life.
This 18 the prescription for a long
life given by an old gentleman In Con
necticut, -who Is ninety-nine years old
and still well and cheerful, "Live
temperately, be Blow to anger, don't
worry, take plenty of exercise in the
fresh air, and, above all, keep cheer
ful." Should the system get run down
digestive organs weak the blood thin
and sluggish, take Vinol, which Is a
delicious combination of the medicine
! body-building properties of cods'
livers, with the useless grease elimi
nated and tonic iron added. We re
gard Vinol as one of the greatest
body-builders and strength-creators la
the world for aged people. (
Mrs. Mary Ivey, of Columbus, Ga.,
Bays: "If people only knew tha good
Vinol does old people, you would be
unable to supply the demand; it is
the finest tonic and strength-creator
I ever used."
We wish every feeble old per
bou In this vicinity would try
Vinol on our agreement to return their
money If it faila to give satI.;f-ctioa
The Electoral vote.
Toft Wilson Roose
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S. P. London has completed his new
Mr. Bob Vaught is repairing his resi
Miss Birdie Osburn was the Monday
night guest of her cousin, Miss Gettie
Mr. John Litchford filled his regular
appointment at Bud Osburn 's Sunday
Mr. John Frazier and family spent
Saturday night with Mr. Ed Osburn
Miss Birdie Osburn and Mr. Hubert
Williams were in Union City Saturday
Miss Gettie Osburn returned home
Sunday from Rodgers, where she has
been spending several days with rela
tives and friends.
Red, White asd Blue.
Turkeys wanted for Thanksgiving;
also other kinds of poultry will be need
ed in large quantities. Will begin buy-
ng Monday, Nov. 18, and continue
throughout the week.
W. u. Reynolds.
What This Mark on the Sole Means
This trademark used in connection with ihoesisthe best known trademark intha'
world. It stands for the highest attainment in the production of shoes.
This trademark on the sole of a shoe is our special guarantee that the shoes are made
of nothing but the very best quality of leather. It is our assurance that there is ntf
paper, wood, canvas or leather-board used in place of leather.
The advancing prices in leather have tempted shoe manufacturers to use substitutes
for real leather. Nothing has ever been found which wears as well as leather.
Nothing is as cheap in the long run as real leather for footwear. " .
This mark is the sign of a good shoe, placed upon it by its makers, the Hamilton,
Brown Shoe Co., St. Louis. For years and years they have lived np to their policy
of using nothing but the best and to "keep the quality op". That's why Hamilton,
Brown shoes are the very best shoes you can buy for the money and why we carry
o many of them in our store. The next time you buy a pair of shoes remember this
mark. It's your guarantee of the best shoes in the world.
Real Estate Transfers.
W. J. Lytton and wife to Mrs. Min
nie Burton, 50 acres in No. 5, $500.
J. C. Reynolds and wife to Mary E.
Rogers, lot in No. 13, $200.
J. F. Carpenter aud wife to Chas. H.
Cobb, two lots in No. 13, $2,000.
J. W. Crowder to A. M. Ross, 34J
acres in No. 6, $1,000.
J. A. Vaden and wife to W. A. Ed
maiston, lot in No. 13, $1,000.
W. F. Flowers and wife to B. E. Flow
ers and wife, 18 acres in No. 6, $550.
W. B. Caskey and wife to A. V. Tate
et al., lot in No. 6, $800.
J. M. Brice et al. to R. P. Wade, three
lots in No. 6, $120.
v Emma Calhoun to A. Wilson et al.,
interest in No. 15, $1,000.
Jas. F. Daruall and wife to J. A. Saw
yer, six lots in No. 15, $250.
D. A. Frields, trustee, et al. to W. B.
Davis and wife, lot in No. 16, $550.
S. V. Valentine and wife to C. S. Aus
tin and wife, lot in No. 16, $1,650.
J. M. Brice and wife to Mrs. Sadie
Ragsdale, lot in No. 13, $500.
E. J. Hay to J. H. Duncan et al., 80
acres in No. 16, $1,500.
Irregular bowel movements lead to
enronic constipation and a constipated
habit fills the system with impurities.
HERBINE is a great bowel regulator.
It purifies the system, vitalizes the blood
and puts the digestive organs in fine vig
orous coudition. rnce oUc. sold by
Oliver's Red Cross Drug Store.
J. G. SAUNDERS
Union City, Tenn.
I Can Deliver the Goods
Warm Floors Insure the
Cole' Hot Blest Draft on top of the fire burns the coal from the top burns.
the gas, which is wasted with all other Btoves.
The force of this down draft forces the beat to the base which is made of
Steel cannot burn out and heats the floor.
Thousands oi testimonials have been written regarding the base heating
Cole's Original Hot Blast Heater
The ideal heating stove is one which radiates all the heat thrown off from ...
the fuel into the rooms instead of letting it go up tlie chimney.
The durable beater is the one which will withstand thtt severe usef year
after year, which a heating stove is necessarily subjected to. Sheet steel is '
the quickest radiator of heat and is used as radiating surface only in Cole's Hot
Blast heater. Wherever the fuel comes in contact with the linings only first
quality gray cast iron is used.
Cast iron withstands the wear of the heat from active- combustion better
than any other material, and the large, sensitive, sheet metal body and base
radiate all the heat into the rooms.
Bums Soft Coal, Slack, Lignite, Hard Coal, Wood and lighter fuel.
Make your selection now.
Night toe r
m MM mmhi HlllllllllMIMill II
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Walter Martin and Lizzie Grace.
Reid E. Goulder and Vetra Worrell.
Bill Edmonston and NannieTuhrman'
Burge Farmer and Kathleen Warford.
Lillian Davis and Vallie Spence.
Nfiwt Kishnr and Nellio TTAAt.h.
Harry Jones and Kate Underwood.
J. W. Williamson and Myrtle Davis. -
Wm. Brown and Rody Seales.
Albert C. King and Ethel M. Kerr.
J. C. Myers and Sue V. Fielder.
L. B. Jones-and Lillie Reames.
Chester Morris and Virginia Veale.
Leuce McGerter and Mftttie Williams.
Ned Russell and Nobio Newton. "
Lonnie Smith and Ruby Cunning- i l
Henry Hutchison and Mary Mott.
Rub-My-Tism will cure you. g
I have some good fence post for sale.
Call on J. F. Carpenter in town.
32-4t . Rice Wilson.
They are mtll talking mbout
The Medicine That
MAKES RHEUMATISM GO
Martin, Tenn., March, 1905.
The Janes Med. Co., Paris, Tenn.
Gentlemen: I write to let yon
know what your wonderful medicine
h-;3 done fur mei I was a great Bat
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. T-ud burcr "join the happy
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