Marihall & Baird, Union City, Term
FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, 1913.
Entered at the post ifSce at Union City. Ten
neiuee. aa aecond-clasa mail matter.
For County Judge.
HKFI.EY. We are authoring to announce J. A.
Hefleyaa a candidate for Comity Judge of Obion
County, object to the Democratic primary
election Dec. 6, 1913.
For Register. '
MILKER. We are eutaoriwd to announce R.
u;nM l V... .. . .nhil ' ih. (finn of the
Democratic primary election Saturday, Decent
Der 6, ivii.
WII.KERSON We are authorised to announce
W. T. Wilkernon a candidal tor Kemster of
oinon county, aubject to the action of the
Democratic nrimary election Saturday, Decern-1
uci Ui "iJi
moffett. we are authorized to announce
tcutliy, sunjeci to me wuon ut urc ucuiw.uv
primar election Dec. 6, 19U. . -
"A?r:V?J2W.lYl?ilTa hill aiwifvin this tax'bv the
INOonaii aa a cbhuiuhic rckisici wm.vm
i'nimtv. mihirrt to the Democratic nrimary
County, aubject to the Democratic primary
election oaturoay, wee. o,
r L. .. I . .1 .. . tnr tli.n IT nf nl.ir.t1 Cntlrlt V
aubject to the action of the Democratic primary
election utc. e, n u.
HrfKMAN. We are aufhoriKed to announce J. I
M. Uim) Hickman a candidate for Shenff of
Jtion County, aubject to tne action oi me
Democratic primary election, bnturaay. uec
For County Court Clerk. -
. f 1 , 1 , LJ. . " . ..
TV. 1 1 .. .. MHJMn( fn. n l..ft i in In fth lithe
of County Court Clerk, aubject to the action of
the Democratic primary election, oaiuruay
Dec. o, jyia.
For Clerk of Circuit Court.
M. (Monroe) tjolden a candidate for re-election
A I., rtf rlMt-lr .f fif-mit CfMirt of Dhion
"""County, aubject to the action of the Democratic
primary election Saturday, uec. o, wis.
H. (Johnny) Snndera a candidate for re-election
to the office of Trustee of Obion County, aubject
' to tne action oi tne uemocrauc primary elec
tion Dec. 6. 1913:
JVJ IF .V v . O. auuwiwn ...... .... . v.
, : .. .. .1 .1 .. nv. TmalM OVll ill.
County, aubject to the action of the Democratic
primary election ueci o, ni3.
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The story about P. T. Barnum and
the smaller showman in regard to the
iatter's adversity runs as follows:
"There is no use to complain," ad
vised Barnum, ''why don't you adver
tise?" "That is iust it." was the reply.
"I can't afford to advertise. " To which
the philosopher who knew the world so
well, answered with a shrug, You mean
you can't afford not to advertise." .
That reminds us that a book agent
came into our office a few weeks ago
and wanted to sell us Dr.,Eliot's works
in a nice set of volumes. .
Every reader knows what Dr. Eliot's
works are, but it fs also a fact that news
papers are the creatures of advertising.
The agent was told that we would like
to have the works on an advertising ex
chang6 basis, and thereupon began a
discussion of the merita of advertising.
The agent said that Dr. Eliot's works
needed no advertising they sold them
selves. He did not believe in advertis
ing. The advertised article was not
good, going a little further with his
argument to state that Mrs. Wilbank's
boarding house needed no advertising;
the quality and abundance of her table
sufficed. The agent carried with him
sufficed. The agent earned with h.m
a very elaborately and . expensively
printed sheet describing the manner
jind stylo in which the books were
-printed and bound and the different
styles of binding, with quotations and
references also concerning the author.
Weasked him if these hne large print-
cd folders were not advertising and if
We asked him if these fine large print-
his presence in Union City as salesman,
was not a form of advertising the books;
furthermore if the agents did not go
among the people with their descriptive
.literature and relate the merits of Dr.
Eliot's works how many would be
saoM. The- fact is that his work and
the literature he carried with him wero
advertising of the most pronounced
character. The idea that Dr. Eliot is
a standard author permits of no argu
ment; but that Dr. Eliot's works need
no advertising is another question,
which of course disproves the theory
that all advertised articles are not good.
The fact is that the best articles of
clothing or food now made are nearly
all advertised articles. - Mention can be
' tnade of thousands, but it is not neces
jary. Advertising in some form is not
a question of choice. It is a necessity.
It was so in Barnum's day. It is more
o now. The man who expects to in
crease his business must advertise. The
tn&n who would make a great success
in the business world cannot do with
out advertising. He may advertise in
nfiwsnaners. on the bill boards or
through the mails, in either or all, but
tho fact remains that he is compelled to.
advertise if he succeeds. The man who
may not advertise is he who wishes to
reduce his holdings and retire from
business. , And yet it takes advertising
to close out his business. Advertising
pays, so. declared 'the "big showman.
Advertising is an asset concludes John
The Gambler a Howl
It looks like the newspapers which
oppose the tax on cofton futures are
not fair enough to state the matter
fully, and the people, many of them,
get the matter confused. There is no
proposition before Congress to eliminate
future. No such thing is incorporated
in any bill or amendment introduced
or proposed, and the newspapers mak
ing war on the legislation which is actu
ally proposed are evidently, trying to
confuse the teadcti with a long dia
tribe on the menace to the South in
the elimination of cotton futures. The
bill whicli was originally introduced
carries a tax on dealings in cotton
futures only where no delivery is actu
ally made or contemplated. The tax
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ts aimed at nothing but tne gambim
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features oi futures, ana mere us ueeu
a regular upheaval in Wall street and
St. .rfri .11 thro.,!! the country to
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. th h; np tt - amendment to the
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substitution of anything and everything
that will neutralize its effect. The cot
ton grower has been trying for years
to counteract this manipulation, this
rmmrtlinor in furnrpR. which has IllOre
i i, ,li.;n,.nuf ,A Ua intpr.
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eats, and now that Democrats in Con
gress are trying to redeem their pledges
along comes these newspapers trying to
pull the wool over the eyes of the cot
ton grower with a lot of empty sound
Technically there1 is a difference in
going into a broker's office nd a bucket
shop and staking your money on the
rise or fall of a given commodity.
Practically there is no difference. In
case of the bucket shop the wager is
made outright. In case of the broker
a marginal deal of five or ten per cent
is made with no purpose under the sun
of actual transfer. The whole scheme
is gambling. The bona fide future deal
is one made and carried out with the
actual transfer of Jthe stock or cotton,
and no tax is proposed for the latter.
The idea' is to stop; the gambling in
futures, and if the Democratic party
has ever made a solemn pledge at all it
is this pledge to the cotton growers of
the South. '
The gambling-dyed newspaper cries
Democracy,, the great constitutional
party, until that party actually ma
terializes and then it wants no Democ
racy- ' . ...
The products of the world, tuese news
papers say, must be handled by gam
blers. The shoe has been pinching the ;
producer for years and years and the
burden grows heavier, and just as they
begin to strike at the real cause up turns
that part of the press whose patriotism
goes no farther than the possession of
the spoils. No real Democracy, the
party of the people, do they want.
Mayor Crump, of Memphis, has de
termined to ride rough shod over the
Tehnesseo Legislature and everybody
and everything connected with it. He
as set himself up as an iron handed,
conscienceless despot. Mayor Crump
has an ambition and that ambition does
not comDrehend anything but power.
Uke . other tyrants-bia
i3 abnormally devel-
bump of egotism is abnormally devel
oped. He does not know that there is
yawning precipice ready to- engulf
m. He has no character. His the
antithesis of 'statesmanship, Call him
Democrat and his expression will a'
,ume thebljinklookof n8avage. Mayor
. R,imilllbfl nitchcd head femoat
out of Tennessee politics, and if be
Temiossee DoIuic8i and if be
starts back the dogs should be turned
loose after him.
- The entertainment committee to so
licit and arrange for the home-coming
at the fair has a report made out show
ing the receipts tind expenditures, com
plete. The barbecue committee will
have a report in due time. If it is de
sired these reports can be published as
itemized, but we are deferring the mat
ter to the judgment of the subscribers.
In the meantime the report of the en
tertainment committee can be seen at
any time at this office. This report
shows a total of receipts of $344.52.
The expenditures were $347.97. The
committee shoulders the balance.
Convention to Meet.
The county convention of the W. C.
T. U. will meet here on Thursday, .Oct
2, in the Sunday school room of the
Methodist .Church. Dinner will be
served in the primary room by the lo
cal union. The Tuves Union, with
the county president, Mrs. Bonner, hag
made out a very interests ...,
and the unions of Troy, Kenton and
Hornbcak are expected to take part in
carrying it out. The public will be
cordially invited, and the ministers and
teachers are expected to be present.
The program will bo . given in next
Tassage in the House of the bill to
provide for the election of United States
Senators by the direct vote of the peo
ple in conformity to the amendment
recently adopted by Congress; passage
in the House of the bill authorizing the
purchase by tlie State of Westover farm,
the property of Senator Baxter, to be
used as an adjunct to the State peniten
tiary; passage in the House of a num
ber of pure food and drug bills, and a
bill regulating the hours that women
and children under 16 years of age shall
work in the factories of the State, and
passage in the Senate of a number of
general and local bills, featured the
sessions of the General Assemtly Mon
day afternoon, '
-With the Beating of Senators Frawley,
Ramsperger and Sanner, of the Fraw
ley Investigating Committae, and Sen
ator Wagner, president pro tem. the
attorneys for Gov. Sulzer lost their first
battle in the Sulzer impeachment trial.
The fight for the dismissal of the pro
ceedings was not finished, the defend
ant's attorneys not having concluded
reading their brief when the High Court
of Impeachment adjourned until Mon
day. :,."' '
Former Beprcsentativs Littlefield, of
Maine, told the Hoose Lobby Investi
gators that there was an active, ener
getic labor lobby, headed by Samuel
Gompers, in Washington and that when
Gompers opposed a bill many Congress
men found it convenient to do so too.
He denied most of the allegations of
Gen. Felix Diaz, now in Paris, is
awaiting orders to return to Mexico.
He is reported as Baying that if ejected
President the cardinal purpose, of his
administration will be friendship for
the United States. He stated that it is
his opinion that Huerta will take no
part in the presidential election.
Hans Schmidt, slayer of Annie Au-
muller, asked that he be sent to the
electric chair without delay. He Btated
that he could convince the Louisville
authorities that he murdered Alma
Kellner, but tUat it would be "false and
In order to expedite anti-trust investi
gations and 7 keep up with the work of
the department in that branch, Attor
ney General McKeynolds plans to use
the United States District Attorneys in
making investigations, i
Chairman William A. Jones, of the
House Insular Affairs Committee, au
thor of a bill giving the Philippine Is
lands independence,, disputed the re
port of Auditor Phipps that slavery
exists in the islands.
Through the activity of Col. Andrew
Cowan, the Gettysburg Peace Memorial
Association has been organized by thirty
four Confederate veterans and a like
number of Federal veterans. ' , -The
National Socialist Congress at
Jena, Germany, adopted a resolutiop
impliedly approving the stand taken by
Socialist memlers of? the Reichstag io
voting for the armament tax.
The Rural Letter Carriers' Associa
tion, in session at Evansville, has de
cided that negro members shall be in
eligible to attend its national conven
tion, i . ,
Dr. Sun Yat Sen, former Provisional
President of the Chinese Republic, trav
eling under the name Wong Kwok,. is
believed to be in Vancouver, B. C.
The 3.000 cavalrymen who have been
encamped in Virginia since the middle
of July will march to Washington on
breaking camp early in October and
will be reviewed by President Wilsoa.
Lawyers from four States and Canada
are in Concord, N. II., to help Harry
K. Thaw resist the efforts of New York
to return, him to Matteawau Asylum.
Against his will, Hans 'Schmidt, who
murdered Anna Aumuller, was exam
ined by an alienist. The alienist said
he was not prepared to call Schmidt in
While on an errand of justice and
mercy in Alaskan waters the revenue
cutter Bear was caught in an ice pack
and narrowly escaped destruction.
- Twelve hundred Mayors, including
Mayor Head, of Louisville, have in
dorsed national control of the lower
Mississippi flood situation. .
A Card. ' . ; .
The death angel visited the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Johnstone and
took their little darling son and carried
it to that sweet beyoEl, where it awaits
the coming of father mother, brother
and little sister. Toour friend3 and
neighbors please accejt our sincere
thanks for your kindue'liand sympathy
during our sickness
Mr. and Mrs. Ritssei
T8SEIX US: STONE.
A Call for 150 brings the cal wag u
Union City Ice & Coal Co.
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W. & A. Special Coffee
"The 20-Gallons-to-the-Pound Tea"
These will please anybody, no matter how particular
Williams (Si Adams
"WE DELIVER THE GOODS'
Is not, necessarily
the lowest in price
since the value is largely determined' by the
quality you receive, and if it is
V FREE FROM DIRT
of all kinds. We guarantee our coal to be of the best
quality, and at the end of winter will prove the cheap
est, because it will go the farthest.
VEILV!N COAL. CO.
Telephone No. 11.
NO DRUGS. NO KNIFE.
T. F. THOMSON, D. C. Ph. C.
We remove the CAUSE of ail physical disorders,
acute or chronic.
408 South Second Street. ' Union City, Tenn.
v 50c per Month and Up
If there is no telephone on your
farm write for our free booklet
telling how you may get service at
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and Telegraph Company
No. 211 South Fryor St., Atlanta, , da. '
Fiank V. Adams
306 East Main Street
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DHION CITY HOSPITAL
A general Hospital, open to all
Physicians and Surgeons.
Aseptic and Modern Equipment
Rates $15 to $25 per Week.
MRS. L E. ROEDECKER.
(Graduate Nurae) Superintendent
UNION CITY, TENN.
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No. 55 ..7.55 a.m. No. 3 3.06 p.ro
No. 53.11.15 p.m.
No. 52 ..6.10 a.m. No.' 4...12.50 p.m
No. 54.J7.52 p.m.
To Jack Morris,
ballio Bird Morris vs. Jack Morris.
In Chancery at Union City.
In this cause, it appearing from the
bill, which is sworn to, that Jack Mor
ris, tne aetenaant, is a non-resiuent oi
the State, he is, therefore required to
appear, on or before the first Monday
of October, 1913, before the Chancory
Court of Obion County, Tennesseo, at
the courthouse, and make defense to
the bill filed against him in said court
by Sallie Bird Morris, or otherwise tho
bill will bo taken for confessed and set
for hearing ex parte.
It is further ordered that this notice
be published for four consecutive weeks
in the Union City Commercial.
This September 2, 1913.
GEO. A. GIBBS, JR.,
23-4t . . Clerk and Master.
W. M. Miles, Solicitor for Compl't.
To Morris Whitsey.
Morris Whitsey vs. Mattie Whitsey.
Chancery Court, Obion County, Ten
In the above styled cause it appearing
to the Clerk and Master from the bitl of
complaint, which is sworn to, that tho
defendant, Mattie Whitsey, is a non
resident of tho State of Tennessee and a
resident of the State of Kentucky, so
that ordinary process of law cannot be
served upon her. It is therefore hereby
ordered that the said above named de
fendant appear before the Chancery
Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on
or before the First Monday of October,
1913, that being the first day of tho
regular October term of said Chancery
Court, and make defense to the said
bill, or the same will be taken as con-'
fessed by her, and the Said cause set for
hearine ex parte as to her. It is further
ordered that publication of this notice
be made for four consecutive weeks in
The Commercial, a weekly newspaper
published in Obion County, Tcnn.
This Sept. 1, 1913.
GEO. A. GIBBS, JR.,
23-4t Clerk and Master.
W. M. Miles, Sol. for Compl't. ',
To Steve Murphy.
Lou Willie Murphy vs. Steve Murphy.
In the Chancery Court of Obion County,
In the above stylod cause it appear
ing to me from the bill of complaint
which is sworn to, that the defendant,
Stove Murphy, is a non-resident of
Tennessee, so that the ordinary process
of law cannot be served upon him;
It is, therefore, hereby ordered that
the said Steve Murphy appear beforo
the Chancery Court of Obion County,
Tenn.,' at the Court House in Union,
City, Tenn., on or before the first
Monday of October, 1913, that being
the first dayfot he regular October
term of tho said Chancery Court, and
make 'defense to the bill filed against
him in thus cause, or the same will bo
taken as confessed by him, and tho
said cause set for hearing ex-parte.
It is further ordered hat tpublication
of this notico be made for four con
secutive weeks in The Commercial, a
weekly newspaper, published in Obion
This September luth, VJia.
GEO. A. GIBBS, Jr., C. and M.
Swiggart & Swiggart, Sols, for Compl't.
H. L. Stanley et als. vs. Aaron F. Stan
ley et als.
In the above styled cause it appear
ing to the court from the petition, which
is sworn to, that the defendants, Aaron
F, Stanley, Mrs. Inez Carroll and hor
husband It. Alf. Carroll, Mrs. Irene
Martin and her husband Robert Martin,
John Wm. (Stanley and Almaria Stan
ley, are non-residents of the State of
Tennessee, and are residents of the State
of Arkansas, so that the ordinary pro
cess of law cannot be served upon them ;
it is therefore ordrwl by the court that
the said above named defendants be re
quired to appear before the County Court
of Obion County, Tennessee, at the
coiMhouse in Union City on or before
the urst Monday in October, 1913, and
make defense to said petition, or the
same will ie taken for confessed hy
them and the cause set for trial ex-parte
as to them. It is further ordered liat
publication of this notice be made for
four consecutive weeks in The Commer
cial, a weekly newspaper published in
Obion County, Tenn.
This September 3, 1913.
23-4t C. S. TALLEV. Clerk.
A.J. Harpolc, Att'y for. Petitioners.
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