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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Term
T.ntrrrA at the pout offic at rnion City. Tcn-
. a. aecond-cla mail matter.
For Representative.
ateOAnR We are mithoriu-il to announce G. R.
Mrlfci-'e a c.Hicii.Lilc for re-election s kepre
rnlitivc to tiie General Assembly of the htate
of 'le;r.H-e;, uljt-ct to the action of the Ixrm-
ri'Fft i- r--rV.
1 he Business Horizon.
Practically all changt-s come as the
rasult of cause and effect. Those of
great magnitude are usually slow and
do not follow until tlie conditions are
so that necessity actually compels them
juui mere is a ciiange in business com
ing, as wo view the forecasts, that
might bo hurried along to some degree
of advantage if thoso whose interests
are likely to be effected will only place
themselves in an attitude of self pro
tection. We mean the wholesale and
retail merchants whose business are co
related. The wholesale merchant must
sell goods so that bis customer, the re
tail merchant, can compete with the
mail-order house, and in order to antic
ipate the change we are driving at.some
of the heavy expenses of the traveling
men and the methods of selling and
handling goods must be curtailed. We
wonder that a movement of this kind
baa not already been made. As much
as we dislike to say it the rivalry and
competition is growing very keen be
tween the mail-order house and the
retail merchant. Many of our own
citizens are buying their household sup
plies of mail-order houses, embracing
dry goods, furniture, groceries, etc. In
our eager and anxious strife to gain a
living we forget the many disadvantages
the country merchant must undergo
while the government is gradually mak
ing it easy for the mail-order house to
carry on its commerce. The last annual
appropriation just made for the United
States Post Office Department is $300
000,000, and the retail merchant pays
his part of this tribute to enable his
more favored competitor, the mail
order house, to make inroads on the
trade in his territory. The parcel post
has caused the express companies to
offer the same inducements, and to-day
our local merchant is confronted with
Buch a condition as witnessing his own
neighbor ordering the necessary sup
plies of hiS home from Chicago and
other places.
Wo forget oftontime that the burden
of demands for public subscriptions
of every character is made upon our
merchants. We forget that they con
tribute to our schools and our churches;
we forget that they extend credit to the
more unfortunate and thereby sustain
. the relation to society of doing the bulk
of charity work,' we forget that they visit
and cheer and sustain us in the hour of
sickness and death; we forget that our
wolfare concerns them; we forget, in
some lnuiviuuai instances, tuat we
have accumulated more, much more,
of the world's goods than they have,
naturally suggesting the fact that our
profits in the game of business have
boon greater than theirs; we forget that
they provide a delivery service subject
to our beck and call, very often at un
seasonable hours; we forget for the time
our neighbors, friends and associates
around whose fireside we meet and
pledge everlasting friendship; we for
get our fraternal obligations and asso
ciations; we forget our local pride, our
local patriotism; we forget that VI n
unity there is strength united we stand,
divided we fall."
We forget these things in advancing
many of our selfish ends. We do not
forget intentionally, but uuthoughtedly.
It is not a theory, but a condition,
and therefore we suggest that the time
must come when the retail merchant
must find supplies at a source where
the cost has not driven him out of
the field of ccmpetative rivalry not only
with merchants of his own locality but
with the mail-order houses everywhere.
This can-be done aud we believe it will
come sooner or later.
oecting line. These are, as stated, in
columns, and at the foot of the pages
tne totals are shown of all amounts in
dollars and cents. Each month and
each quarter is kept separately, so that
an exact statement can be made of any
specified period.
The different county funds are kept
in the same manner, each on a sep
arate book, viz: County, school, road,
bridge and State. Each book is di
vided into solumns after the same
genera! system followed in the war
rant book. The revenues from each
source are given and from whom and
for what collected with dates, etc., com
plete and divisible each unto itself so
that summaries can bo easily obtained.
A balance is made on each book at the
end of every month, so that the exact
condition of that department of the
county finances can be seen at a glance,
and every book is given the same care
ful aud painstaking attention, thus giv
ing a general resume of tae whole of
the county finances in a" nutshell and
for any period desired. The books are
an example of method, accuracy and
neatness. They are easily checked and
proved. ,
Trustree Sanders is to bo congratulat
ed upon his work, and no little of it is
to be credited to Mr. Akins. They are
both qualified and capable office men
and better than all they are most worthy
and honorable gentlemen everyway.
A Good Trustee.
We were invited the other day to ex
amine the Trustee's books, kept by
Johnsy Banders and his assistant, Mr.
Atkins, and we do not hesitate to say
that a great improvement has been
made over the old system. In the first
place the books are perfectly plain, neat
and legible, so simple that every man
who can read can understand. The
books, upon which the warrants are en
tered shows, divided into columns, each
reference, first the number, and follow
ing the amount, to whom Issued, date
of issuance, what for, everything con
nected with the history of the warrant,
beginning on the left sheet of the book
and run out to the othor page on a con
Cole Younger Here.
Cole Younger, the noted Missouri
bandit, appeared here last Monday
night at Reynolds Theatre before i
small but very much interested audi
ence in an address in which a little per
sonal experience is related and summed
up to show what his life has taught him
Mr. Younger was in the Northfield,
Minn., prison 24 years and ten months
for an attempt to rob a Minnesota Bank
He was sentenced for life, but paroled
and finally pardoned through the efforts
of his Missouri friends and the people
of Minnesota.
First he does not defend his conduct
in that affair, but draws a lesson from
his life and cautions young men to avoid
the dangers that inevitably follow. In
prison Mr. Younger devoted his time to
study. He learned many things, so he
says, among them the philosophy of
humankind, the fear of God and re
spect of law. He said that all law was
based on the Ten Commandments,
and the absence of law is savagery.
There was some sentiment mixed with
the stubborn facts of his talk and more
than a few lines of verse he had stored
away, along with some quotations from
the Scriptures and Shakespeare, were
repeated to the audience in a very
agreeable manner in trying to impress
them with the lesson of his life.
From this Mr. Younger related in a
brief way in conversational style the
important incidents of his experience,
He was fifteen when he enlisted in the
Confederacy under Hurst. Orders from
Federal authorities had been issued to
treat the Confederate scouts as outlaws,
and this stirred him to retaliate, which
he did at the head of a company in a
Dumber of fierce encounters. In the
meantime his father, who owned a large
ranch, had moved to Independence and
was operating a livery barn in connec
tion with the mail and stage coach line.
Some trouble affecting the mail line
caused the senior Mr. Younger to carry
the case to Washington and on bis way
returning he was murdered. Then Cole
Younger and his friends sought ven
geance upon the men who were guilty
of the crime, and modestly he stated
that most of them were killed. The
war over Mr. Younger settled on his
father's farm until his enemies began
to operate again, and in each instance
he and his brothers were the victors.
But Cole Younger desired peace and he
and his brothers retreated to Texas and
began to operate a ranch. About this
time the Iowa bank robbery took place
and the Associated Tress connected the
Youngers with it. They had not been
near Iowa and proof of the fact was
made but all the. newspapers except one
or two kept persecuting him. Finally
secret-service men were sent to Texas
to capture the Youngers. Cole Younger
bad made up his mind to meet them
and plainly set forth the facts, but get
ting within sight of the Youngers the
detectives fled. After a time the ban
dits were low in finances, and while in
this condition they accidentally over
heard of the hiding of one hundred
thousand dollars in the Minnesota bank.
It was then that Cole Younger made up
his mind to commit bis first robbery in
Order to recoup bis lost fortune and leave
the country for South America. The
attempt failed as recorded. The Younger
boys were crippled in the pursuit and
captured. The brothers died in prison
and Cole was finally paroled and pardoned.
lion. I. J. tsonner, oi iiives, was
honored last week by the Masonic fra
ternity of Tennessee with the highest
gift within the lodge in his elevation to
the position of Grand Master of the
State. There lives not a citizen in the
county nor in the State who deserves
more at the hands of his people and of
his lodge than Major Bonner. His life
and his lips have been as clean through
out his honorable career as any man
living. His has been a useful citizen
ship. He has served his people, bis
church, his schools, his political party
every phase aud every avenue of public
life in his community and in many ways
in the county and State, aDd his record
is as spotless as the driven snow. He
has not only served with the highest in
tegrity, but with a singularly remark
able sound judgment and discretion and
distinguished ability. The lodge also
has reason to acknowledge his splendid
character and worth, and upon this
rock was built his name in its archives.
Every citizen and community in this
part of the State congratulates Mr. Bon
ner in this honor.
For Planting Purposes
A fine lot of olantinir seed, both
Five-Leck and Trice Seed
Price, 90 cents per Bushel at the Gin.
A Splendid Record.
Sexton A. Martin very kindly informs
us of the fact that he buried one more
person last year, whose death occurred
outside of the corporate limits, than of
those who lived inside. Of the two
burials last month neither lived inside
the corporate limits of Union City. Mr,
Martin is very proud of his record, and
it seems to us that educational and in
dustrial enterprises Beeking locations
should give this matter the greatest
consideration. Union City now has all
the advantages and comforts of a city,
barring the saloons and the lawless con
ditions that exist in most of the cities
We have a city of churches, school
the best sanitary sewerage and surface
sanitation, concrete walks complete in
all parts of the city, city mail delivery,
the purest and best drinking water,
white way and splendid water and light
system all these and we invite and
offer inducements to enterprise of every
good character.
Get watch prices from Dietzel.
Railway Building In 1 9 1 3.
In a summary of railroad construc
tion in the United States during the year
1913, as compiled by the Railway Age
Gazette, shows a total of 3,071 miles of
new first track. This mileage is approx
innately the same as that of 1912 and
that of 1911.
lue Gazette ngures show that new
mileage was reported in 1913 by 238
companies in forty-seven States. No
new mileage was added in Connecticut,
Rhode Island, Delaware or Alaska.
Montana led in Dew construction with
375 miles. Texas was second with 356
miles. Other States in which more
than 100 miles of new line were com
pleted are: Washington, 209 miles;
California, 164 miles; North Dakota,
152 miles; Arkansas, 139 miles; Ore'
gon, 123 miles; Illinois, 114 miles;
Tennessee, 111 miles; Florida, 105
miles; Michigan, 104 miles, and North
Carolina, 104 miles.
Kentucky's mileageof new first track
for 1913 was 48.34 miles, compared with
119.63 in 1912. In addition there was
reported 43-12 miles of second track,
compared with 93.70 mile of such track
in 1912. This represents double track
work by the Louisville & Nashville and
by the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas
Pacific. All the new construction was
in Eastern Kentucky.
Most of the railway construction of
1913 was in the South and in the Far
West. Illinois and Michigan were the
only States north of the Ohio River
and east of the Mississippi River in
which more than 100 miles of new iine
was built. Less than 1,000 miles of
new road was built east of the Missis
sippi Kiver in 1913, and of this more
than 654 miles was south of the Ohio
River. All of the States in which no
new mileage was built are along the
Atlantic seaboard north of the Fotomac
River. On the other band, more than
1,166 miles of new road was built west
of Denver.
The Railway Age Gazette says the
outlook is not promising for a busy year
in 1914, as only one or two large con
tracts have been let Bince July 1. "The
small amount of new lines now under
construction indicates that the mileage
built in 1914 will show a further de
crease, unless conditions change rad
ically in the spring. "
Kentucky's prospects for 1914 would
seem to be for an amount of construc
tion equal to that of 1913. The Clinch
field is building to the Elkhorn coal
fields, as is the Norfolk & Western, and
some other extensions seem within the
range of probability.' Courier-Journal.
F. L. PITTMAN, Manager.
Telephones: Office 96. Res, 514,
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Ask Your Grocer for it
Dahnke-lValker illlinglCo.
Ask us for prices when selling your grain.
All of the marines from the United
States battle ship South Carolina were
landed at Port au Prince, Haiti, to re
inforce the bluejackets from the. cruiser
Montana, guarding foreign interests.
Golden Gate
Teas and Coffees
Chase & Sanborn's
Teas and Coffees
Meat, Flour, Sugar, Coffee
All handled in an up-to-date, sanitary manner.
No order too large. No order too small.
Phones 204-230 Washington Ave.
It's Poiaos to the Human System and
Works Great Harm.
You perhaps know cases in your own
experience when people have been sali
vated injured for life by the use of
calomel. Such cases are matters of
daily occurrence. Modorn medical sci
ence has discovered a vegetable remedy
which eliminates liver poisons more
effectively than dangerous calomel and
at once saves you all the disagreeable
effects. It is goutle in effect, no crio-
ing, no nausea, no chance of saliva
tion. It cleanses the system thoroughly.
It is known as GRIGSBY'S LIV-
VEIl-LAX, and is sold in 60c and $1
bottles by. II. SI. Oliver under an abso
lute guarantee that your money will bo
refunded if you wish it after trying this
wonder remedy.
For your protection and the protection
of the druggist, the likeness of L. K.
Grigsby appears on the bottle. advt
Death of Frank Dibrell.
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 1. Frank
Dibrell, former comptroller of Tennessee
and former president of the Hermitage
National Bank of this city, died at his
home here at 12 o'clock to-day of gall
stones. Sir. Dibrell had taken a bath at
5 o'clock this morning and coming from
the bathroom told his wife he was very
sick. A physician was summoned and
Mr. Dibrell was relieved. A little later
in the day, however, he was again taken
very ill, and died in a short time. He
had not been in good health for several
Mr. Dibrell was a son of Gen. George'
G. Dibrell, C. S. A., and was born at
Sparta, Tenn. He was in his fifty-sixth
year and had long been prominent in
the politics of Tennessee, retiring from
the comptroller's office last year after
one of the bitterest fights upon him ever
made upon any public officer in the
State. Deceased was extromoly popular,
especially with old Confederate soldiers.
He was an ardent Democrat.
A wife, two married and two single
daughters, two sons, one of them in the
United States navy, and several brothers
survive him. Ehea Dibrell, of Slem
phis, a son, died last year in Texas,
where he had gone for his health.
Since retiring from office Sir. Dibrell
.had not been actively engaged in busi
The funeral and interment will be at
Sparta to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Nine less cattle, seven less sheep and
three less hogs per 100 poople are in
the United States than in 1910, the Ag
ricultural Department reports.
t Arrive Colon City.
No. 65 ..7.55 a.m. No. 3 8.06 p.m
No. 63..11.15 p.m.
No. 52 ..6.10 a.m. No. 4...12.50D.m
No. 54..7.52 p.m.
R. Y. McConnell
Prepared to do any kind of Surveying
A. A. f- 11
ai any iime. can or aaaress me
Phone No. 611 Union City, Teno.
Room l.Nailling Building
$1 Pays for The Commercial 1 Year
A Modern Surgical Institution
Graduate nuraet in attendance.
Rate reasonable.
Dr. W. A. Nailling, Surgeon
Mrs. L. E. Rodecker, Supt.
Phone 41.
Architect and Builder
House Plans, Specification and
Estimates Scientifically Adjusted
Office: Boom 15, Nailling Building
Wholesale and Retail
Reelfoot Lake and
Mississippi Kiver
Fish Game
Oysters in Season.
New location, East Main Street

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