Jtfariball & Baird, Union City. Term
FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 14, 191:
Entered at the post offic-e at Union City.
, as ccoim-ciii nutu mane. .
' United States Senator Robert M.
LaFollette, of Wisconsin, addressee an
audience in Union City at Reynolds
Theatre Tuesday night. Judge Rwiggart
introduced tbe speaker as a great com
moner and a great man. His sub
ject was "Representative Government."
He opened by quoting from Washing
ton, from Jefferson and even from Mad
moq to prove the principles of democ
racy. Senator LaFollette is a Repub
lican in his party alignment, but a
democrat in principle with a small d.
Washington's declaration was the right
of the people to have -the kind of gov
ernment they want. Most everyone is
familiar with Jefferson's utterances, and
the speaker concluded that either these
principles are best or "not as good as a
benevolent despotism. He started with
tbe Revolutionists to show that without
an army, without money, without recog
nition they, the best manhood and in
telligence of the - human race, fought
for the principles of freedom, they
fought for individual rights, individual
sovereignty. Fifty years later the French
political economist Tocqueville came
over to see what progress we were mak
ing, to find out how democratic institu
tions fared in this country. His report
was a volume of the best work in the
history of governments, a commentary
favorable to tbe American republic.
Fifty years more and the English his
torian, Mr. Bryce, came over to investi
gate our system. He entered the com
mittee rooms, visited the State assem
blies and saw the secret work therein.
IJis report, w?s also a written volume, sin.
tint linw Hifffirnnt. Men interested in
private monopoly bad secured seats in cessful, but the Legislature was bought
these names, used as dummies, were
taken from the list there were left only
fourteen who were actually controlling
every big corporation in the city of New
York, and behind these fourteen were
two invisible and controlling forces, the
Standard Oil and Morgan. The death
of, Morgan made no difference. The
difference between a trust and competi
tive business is thai a trust is perpetuat
ed with the directors undergoing suc
cession by death or otherwise while the
business of a single corporation or indi
vidual i3 transferred or liquidated. This
record he took before the Senate and
pointed out Mr. Depew who was one
of the dummies. The latter-made no
The money trust was the greatest of
all the evils in business, and the objec
tion he had to the Currency bill, now
in the bands of the Senate committee,
was that it did not go far enough. The
bill provides for an elastic currency in
times of stringency, but did not cover
the defects of the banking system in
ordinary times. He stated that he
would offer an amendment to the bill.
Mr. LaFollette, in order to give a better
idea of what the trusts are trying to do,
asked the audience what it meant to
control the items of iron and coal atone.
Iron is used in the manufacture of al
most every article in the home, in build
ing or on the farm, and without it peo
ple would be almost helpless. Everyone
understands the value of coal. If the
entire output of these things should be
controlled by a few unprincipled men
the balance of the 'world would be in
slavery. The steel trust is a combina
tion organization now covering two con
NEARLY v5,000 PEOPLE,.
Field's "Annual Opening" Record
Breaking Event. 58
The annual opening of tfieiljeatriea.1
season at the Auditorium was conduct
ed, as usual, by Al. U. Fieid and his
baud of minstrels yesterday , afternoon
and last uigbt, and the fact that nearly
five thousand people paid admission
goes to show that the company "loses
none of ita popularity as jts age in
creases. All records for show attend
ance in this city were sent tumbling,
and yet the Auditorium management
states that hundreds were turned away
because they could not find even com
fortable standing room. Extra seats
were placed at the front and rear of the
house, but these were sold out long be
fore the curtain went up. It is doubt
ful if this record will be-equaled by any
city in the South, seeing that Asheville's
figures exceed the attendance this sea
son at Cincinnati, Columbus, Louisville,
Lexington, Chattanooga and Knoxville.
In fact, it was the biggest paid attend
ance the Auditorium has ever known.
It may be that the fact that Field's
press agents vouched for the truth of
the statement that this year they bad
something new went far to draw out
the crowds; but whatever it was, the
crowds were there and they were pleased.
This year's show includes many novel
ties and new settings. The opening scene
shows a Camp of United State's soldiers
in Panama, and the circle includes a
military representation of the various
naUons.j There i also a new- crop of
jokes, brand new ones, and this is an
unusual feature for a minstrel show.
tinents. In Mr. LaFoIlett s opinion tne geiGCti0ns were sung by West Avey,
future coal suppiy, iub irou uu yi--uv.
the mines shonld be .con Ironed by
the Government, and many great men
are coming to think his way.
Mr. LaFollette related his five suc
cessive races, for Governor ol Wiscon-
The first ,two races "he was defeat
ed. The. Dext race he made was sue-
.Thnrn was what is termed a
lobby; corruption and intrigue was prev
alent around the public places in Wash
ington, and the government of the peo
ple was tainted. There weie, of course,
some honest men in Congress. Fifty
years more, that was, and what a change
from the independence and patriotism
of the forefathers. Chief Justices
Brewer and Brown, before death took
' them from the highest tribunal of Amer
ica, gave utterance to the danger that
was menacing our government in the
control of legislation by the insidious
, power of monopoly.-
But the speaker had only time to
tnnh nn these noints." and -he went
back to -start a parallel on the history
of business. " America was the country
of business as well as political freedom.
Man could enjoy any pursuit at his own
discretion, and capital was easily found
for individual enterprise. Business grew
and sooir the opportunities of mining
and industry were opened. Stock com
panics were organized, and each share
of stock was represented in the manage
ment of these enterprises.- What next?
Imagine a woolen mill monopoly for
illustration with, say Morgan as presi
'dent of one of twelve corporations,
'They arY manufacturing woolens with
' twentv-three per cent pure wool, bom
petition compels them all to keep up
the erade. but comes along Morgan and
calls the directors of the twelve factories
that the por centage of wool in the
cloth be reduced to ten, and that if
they will all agree much more money
an lu rvai1 liv the combination. iut
if not one cannot sell a low grade wool
unless the other does. So was organ
ized the first trust, and the talons of
this great overwhelming evil are eating
the vitals of our government and enslav
in? our people. Mr. LaFollette said
that be is giving his life to the work of
restoring the government to the people
and he hoped that Almighty God would
give him fifteen or twenty years more
for this purpose.)
Mr. LaFollette related to the audi
ence the manner in which he studied
the rtrocess of interlocking directorates.
He applied at the Congressional Library
for a record of tha New York City ai
rrtnratfis and for directories of the
same nature in other cities and into a
vrt load of these books he delved until
Irta rrr til m presented itself. In New
vrt Citv the directors of the big cor
nmtmns in all numbered 98. The
" names of these 96 men appeared in
i;ffn.nt. rrnorations and to his sur
wise many of the names appeared in
Qorlf nil rf the cbmoratioDS. In fact
the tames appeared almost tbe same in
every one. He was acquainted with
Ume of the men and knew that they
did not nave meau euuugu
n interest in any One of the corpora
lions. He knew others from reputation
k in fhn same condition. When
and so the next again by the "buying of
five Senators. At last in the fifth race
bis own election was overwhelming and
that of the Legislature to, his views, and
into the laws of Wisconsin were drafted
reform measures jo the interest of the
Mr. LaFollette was sorry that he could
not be in Union City longer but be bad
to leave for Clarksville. He hoped to
fire some young man in the audience
to take up his work. He concluded by
saying that be believed that Christ bad
intended the democracy of the new
world to sVeep the nations of the earth,
and that finally when his official life is
done he would write a lecture and call
it the Democracy of Christ.
The audience cheered heartily through
out and greeted the speaker with a most
Marriage Licenses. ;
Harry .Tho1113 ana Mary L. Adinson.
L. W. Harrison and Zet Allison.
Rillie Taylor and Pearlie Haskins.
J. H. Holley andSalliel. Hamrnons.
Roy Cruce and Delia Campbell.
Robert Johnson and Sallie Roper.
Jim Dabbs and Mildred Perrett.
Milton Stanley and Addio Suggs.
F. N. Stedman and Alary Lee Muse.
Ned F. Joyner and Constance Vowell.
C. F. Snyder and 3i L. Crockett.
A tialit. faelinsr in the chest accom
panied by a short, dry cough, indicates
an inflamed condition in the lungs. To
relieve it buy the dollar size BAL-
t rm's HORF.HOI ND SYUUrivou
ooM, hnttln n. free HERRICK'S
KET) PEPPER POROUS PLASTER
for the chest. The syrup relaxes tne
tightness and the plaster draws out the
ii T ia an irlpaF rombi-
nation for curing colds settled in the
lungs. Sold by Oliver's Red Cross Drug
Store. Y auv
Civil Service Examination.
The United States Civil Service Com
mission announces an open competitive
examination at Union City, Tenn., on
Nov. 18. 1913. to provide a register oi en
giblos from which to make certification
for filling vacancies as they may occur in
positions requiring the qualifications of
stenography, typewriting, or stenog
mnhv and tvnewriting in the Federal
classified civil service.
Both men and women will be admit
ted to the examination.
Age, 18 years or over on the date of
Persons who wish to enter the exami
nation should apply at once for Form
1424 and application Form 1371 to the
secretary of the local board of civil
service examiners. Applications should
be properly executed and filed without
delav with the district secretary. Only
those applications received by the hour
1rMainir business on Nov. 14. 1913.
. v..v.B i .
will be considered for the examination
to be held on the date specified.'
H. 0. VINCENT
" Union City, Tenn. 8
iere tor a
change in footwear, and
we are prepared to show you
a most complete -and varied
assortment of dependable foot
wear for Men, Women and
Children give you a perfect
fit in stylish shoes of quality at
Women' Patent, Gunmetal, Tan
' and Kid,
Crowing GiiU Patent and Gun.
. metal, '
Babiea' Soft Solea and Moccasins,
in alll colors, at
' : Y 50o
Men's Shoes, in all leathers,
52.50 to $8.00
Boys' and Little Gents' Shoes,
$1.73 to $3.00
Children's and Misses' Patents and
$1.50 to $2.25
SHoe Store "
'The Place to Buy Shoes" 216 S. First St.'
Walter Sherwood, Billy Argall, -Bert
Swor, Billy Clark, Jack Richards, Har
ry Frillman and Johnny Dove. Ho
Blew 011 His Bugle-eoo," Billy Clark's
selection, made a big hit, and be was
recalled several times. Encores were
given liberally to the other singers..
Johnny Dove was seen in a dancing
act, The Days of '61," and this was
followed by tbe "Aviation Meet," a
skit. Tbe Three Lyres in a musical
act made a big hit and were recalled
several times.' This is strictly a vaude
ville feature, i'ut it finds ready accept
ance in the Field presentation. A skit,
In Panama," closed the performance,
this being a burlesque on the movies.
Asheville (N. C.) Citizen, Sept. 7, 1913.
Reaynolds Theatre, Friday, Decem
ber 6, 1913. v
GATEWAY IS DEDICATED.
U. D. C. at Hickman, Ky., Have
$10,000 Memorial Gift.
Hickman, Ky., Nov. 7. The unveil
ing of Memorial Gateway here to-day
at the City Cemetery by the-Daughters
of the Confederacy was one of the piost
imnressive ceremonies on one ol .the
biggest days in the life of Hickman.
The unveiline ceremonies were opened
by 'the Rev. H. J. Geiger' with prayer,
followed by Dixie" by a band; then
the unveiling of thev handsome $10,000
gateway by .six young ladies ana tue
placing of wreaths by little boys and
girls. An eloquent address was deliv
ered by Col. Polk Johnson, of Louis
ville, followed -by a history of the new
gateway by the president of the local
chapter, U. D. C, Miss Marie Brevard.
An address was delivered by Gen. Ben
nett H. Young, of Louisville, com
mander of all remaining Confederates,
after which an eloquent address was de
livered by Congressman A. O. Stanley.
The gateway was presented to Mayor
Tom Dillon by Gen. H. A. Tyler, of
this city, response being made by Alli
son M. Tyler. Led by Gen. loung,
three cheers were given by all Confed
erate soldiers present, all jumping up.
throwing up their hats and cheering at
the top of their voices. Following this
the benediction was pronounced by Rev.
II. J. Geiger.
Following the unveiling all Confeder
ate graves were decorated with Confed-
erae flags and wreaths by children.
Col. W. B. Haldeman, editor of the
Louisville Times, of Louisville, Ky.,
was in attendance, also Congressman
A.'W. Barkley and Dr H. E. Prather,
of this city, was master of ceremonies.
Mrs. John L. Woodbury, of Louisville,
who was to have made an address, was
unable to come on account of illness.
Col. Polk Johnson spoke in ber place.
Senator Ollie James was not able to be
present on account of the serious illne"
of his mother.
The weather was threatening all day,
but hundreds attended, the free barbe-
r.iiA at noon and crowded around the
gateway, rain threatening several times,
but holding off until after the cere
' -Mm '
Wowl Cold as th : dickens!
Why do you put up with such a nuisance?
' You don' t have to if you furnish your house
withra " : Y ' . . y '
Oh! you calomel, get out of the way
nd W T.TV-VER-LAX do the work.
Purely vegetable. Ask OLIVER'S RED
CROSS DRUG STORE..
031 l8Xir0 pooAY ob--psoQ
ra Hot Blast H
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You build only one fireeach winter.
It is never out from Fall till Spring.
You get up and dress in rooms
warmed with the fuel put in the night
This is not possible with other stoves.
Burns anything soft coal, hard coal
or wood. y:
Come in and see this great fire keeper
onrl fuel saver.
UUU - "
See the name "Cole'e" on the feed door
ee no n - .
of ech ttove. None genuine, without it
IT-IS VOUR INACTIVE LIVER AND
CLOGGED BOWELS. L1V-VER-LAX
IS THE PANACEA FOR ALL LtER
TROUBLES AND CONSTIPATION'.
You are billious, your thirty feet of
bowel become cloggoJ up, poisonous
gasses are generated in the bowels and
thrown out in the system, your head
aches, you have chills and fever, you
are nervous and ill-tempered, your sys
tem is full of bile, not properly passed
off. Your disordered stomach and bil-
liousness cannot be regulated until you
remove the cause. It is not your stom
ach's fault. Your stomach is as good
Try LIV-VER-LAX, it is purely veg
etable. Do not resort to harsh physics
and calomel, which ruins the system
and softens the bones.
LIV-VER-LAX acts gently yet posi
tively on the liver, stomach and bowels,
is pleasant to take and does not gnp
or sicken. It is recommended for grown
ups and babies all alike.
iou will bo surprised at the amount
of bile a bottle of LIV-VER-LAX will
clean out of your system. Buy a reg
ular 50c or $1.00 bottle at OLIVER'S
RED CROSS' DRUG STORE on our
guarantee and be convinced.
THE LEBANON CO-OPERA VIVE
MEDICINE CO., Lebanon, Tenn.
None genuine without the likeness
and signature of L. K. Grigsby. - .
LIV-VER-LAX, the liver regulator.
Ask OLIVER'S RED CROSS DRUG
STORE. , ' -
DR. JAKE H. PARK
Office: Room 1, Nailling Building
UNION CITY, TENNESSEE .
UNION GITY 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 Nurie) '' Superintendent
UNION CITY, TENN.
H P. TAYLOR
Architect and Builder
House Plana, Specification- and
Estimates Scientifically .Adjured'",
Office: Room 15,
1- -x t ,r I
M ' " t 1
xounts ror much more than its
initial cost That is proven by the
fact that when you buy lumber
here, you won't have to buy more
for a long time to come. Sound
and thoroughly seasoned as it is,
once it is put up it is there to stayi
without the need of repair or replacement
T. R. REYNOLDS, Proprietor Pfeone 285
The W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs.
Seid Waddell Nov. 21, 2:30 p. m., with
District Evangelist Superintendent Mrs,
W. L. White, leader. 1 Y
Prayer Mrs. M. E. Edwards.
Scripture reading, Psalm 119.
Report of Supt. of Sunday School
Work Mrs. Carrie Brummel. '
Lesson from the Word and Quiz by
leader Mrs. W. L. White.
Introduction of minutes.
Closing with prayer.
Social hour. -
Non-Resident Notice. '
Low Willie Murphy Vs. Steve Murphy
Chancery Court, Obion County, Tenn.
In the above styled cause it appear
ing to the Clerk and Master from the
bill of complaint, which is Bworn to,
that the defendant, Steve Murphy, is a
non-resident of the State of Tennessee
so that ordinary process of law cannot be
served upon him; It is therefore hereby
ordered that the said above nftmed de
fendant appear before the Clerk and
Master of the Chancery Court of Obion
County, Tenn., on or before the first
Monday of December, 1913, that being
a regular rule day of said Chancery
Court, and make defense to said bill, or
the same will be taken as confessed by
him and the said cause set for hearing
ex-parte as to him! It is further ordered
that publication of this notice be made
for four consecutive weeks in The Com
mercial, a weekly- newspaper published
in Obion County.Tenn. '
This October 28, 1913.
GEO. A. GIBBS, JR.,
31-4t Clerk and Master.
Notice to Petitioners and Defend
ants. W. M. Wilson, Geo. Dahnke, et al.,
-- " vs.
The Obion Valley Land and Investment
Company, a corporation, et al., De
In the County Court of Obion County,
Tennessee, before the Honorable
George R. Kenney, County Judge for
Obion County, Tennessee.
All parties to this suit, be they Peti
tioners or Defendants, are hereby noti
fied that the Commissioners heretofore
appointed by the Court to classify the
lauds within the Drainage District as in
this cause established, and to apportion
the assessments for the costs, eponses,
etc., of the location, organization, estab
lishment, formation and construction of
such Drainage District, have duly filed
their report, with me as Clerk of the
Court above mentioned; and all parties
to this suit are likewise notified that the
Court has set Friday, November the 21st,
1913, for the hearing on said report of
said Commissioners and the matter of
apportionment and assessment by the
Court; said hearing to be before the
Honorable George R. Kenney, County
Judge for Obion County, Tennessee, at
tbe courthouse in Union City, Obion
County, Tennessee. All objections to
said report must be made in wrjting and
filed with me (C. 8. Talley), the County
Court Clerk of Obion County, Tenn.,
on or before noon of said day so, and
6s above stated, set for said hearing.
By order of the Court, you are accord
ingly and so notified. v Y
This, October 25th, 1913.
u. a. iaul
County Court 1(5?
F. J. Smith and T. O. M6rris, Attor
neys for Petitioners. 32-2t
Pearl Lawrence ) .
vs. Petition for Divorce,
Claud Lawrence )
In the Circuit Court of Obion County,
In this cauow it appearing from the
bill, which is sworn to, that the defend
ant, Claud Lawrence, is a non-resident
of the State of Tennessee, so that the
ordinary process of law cannot he served
upon him. It is therefore ordered that
the said Claud Lawrence appear before
the Circuit Court, to be held on the first
Monday in January, 1914, at the court
house in Union City, Tenn., and plead,
answer or demur to a bill filed against
bim for divorce, or the same will be
taken for as confessed and the cause
set for bearing ex-parte.
This 1st day of November, 1913.
32-4t H. M. GOLDEN, Clerk.
Lannom & Stanfield, Sols, for Coropl't.
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