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DR. B. M. LONG
DENTIST Over White & BurcharcTs Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephones Qce 144-2. Residence 144-3 C DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White 4c Burchard's Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telclphones Office !44-2 Residence 144-3 OMM t'tiion City Commercial, established IH-M) I W.t Tennessee Courier, established I Consolidated September 1,1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1914 VOL. 23, NO. 1 ERGIAL 11 I ilo ,"2 STfiaEITRiCH- O'iVASUHEVAYIS TOfcUT A LITI "111 f" s IE t IN Til DAfllil4! EVERY WEE!(M1 . .- liJw. V,.-" ' J " 4- " , ' - There is no doubt about money in the bank, it is sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there is the satisfaction that it is sure. - Positive, in every way, both that it will grow and that it is safe. Old National Bank Union City. Tsnntlits STATE COMMITTEE RECOXUEIiOS CHANGE TO LOAN ON FARM LANDS. I am authorized to take applications for loans on lands in Obion and Weakley Counties, Tennessee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. The terms and conditions upon which this money will be loaned are most favorable to the borrower. All or any part of a loan may be paid after one year, interest being stopped on payments made. Loans are Made at 51 per Cent. Interact on ten years' time, or for shorter period if desired. If you are considering a loan, it would be well to make application AT ONCE. ; SPRADLEN Attorney At Law ? Union City, Tenn. We Buy "Wool SEE US BEFORE YOU SELL Grain Co. Wholesale and Retail Grain, Hay and Field Seeds SEED CORN Roper Red Cobb, St. Charles Red Cobb, Boone County White. NORTH CAROLINA Mammoth Yellow Soja Beans. All kinds of Field Seeds. Ask for prices before selling your Grain or Hay Telephone No. 51 Union City, Tenn. Moai'v' to Ejoaa I tew f jsweij Vis' fccttdiaai Jr - ,, Ntr - fc.LOiwn.iBi sssr stS? 4 fcswe mrrsl mm on farm lands, for terra of five years Si i Per cent interest payable semi-annually V;. El. . ' H UBGI NS Attorney At La.w rnonea 143 and 589 UNION CITY. TENN. Suggests a Platform to Suit Inde pendent Democrats. The State Democratic Executive Com mittee, in session in Nashville Friday, called a convention to meet in Ryman auditorium, Nashville, May 2G, to nomi nate a candidate for Justice of the Su preme Court from the Eastern division also a convention for May 27 to nomi nate a candidate for Governor and a can didate for Railroad Commissioner from the middle division, to adopt a plat form, and to name a new State commit tee. The committee adopted resolutions recommending to the convention the in dorsement of all temperance laws on the statute books, their rigid enforcement and the enactment of any other legisla tion that may be needed in this respect Furthermore, the acceptance of the election laws as now constituted was recommended to the convention. f President Wilson, Senators Lea and Shields and the Democratic Congress men from Tennessee were indorsed and commended for their efforts to promote harmony. Delegates to the State conventions are to be chosen in the several counties on Saturday, May I6,by such plan as may be adopted and promulgated by May 6 by the various county committees. 5 On motion of W. T. Kenuerly, of Knoxville, a committee to decide the time, place and plan of the next con vention was named by Chairman Mor; ton as follows: W, T. Kennerly, Knox ville, chairman; A. M. Patterson, of Savannah; 8. C. Lewis, of Dover; George Goodrich, of Fayetteville, and J. B. Walker, of Centreville. Authorized by a motion a committee on resolutions was appointed as follows Rice A, Pierce, of Union City, chair' man; J. Bon Foust, of Chattanooga; J, H. Bundren, of Jefferson City; H. M. Hussey. of Palmyra, and J. R. MitcheJJ, of Crossvifle. , These committees were instructed to report to the main committee at 1:30 p in., and the meeting adjourned to that hour. AFTERNOON SESSION. At the afternoon session Mr. Kenner ly read the report of the committee on convention stating that it had been adopted unanimously. This report follows in full: '"We, the Democratic Executive Com mittee of Tennessee, congratulate the people of the United States upon the wise and statesmanlike administration of President Woodrow Wilson, and com mend his actionson all public questions, and especially commend the President and our Senators and Representatives in the National Congress in their patriotic and successful efforts in carrying out the declarations of the national Demo cratic platform. "We express our appreciation of the recent statement of President Wilson urging Democratic unity and we wel come bis personal co-operation with us to make honorable peace among Demo crats and to restore the State to its proper place in the ranks of Democ racy. ' , "We appreciate the efforts being made by our Senators and Representatives in Congress to restore harmony in the Democratic party in Tennessee, and we look with confidence to their co-operation at the May convention and during the campaign thereafter to restore the party to power in the August and No vember elections, respectively. KKC0MMENDATI0X3 MADE. ''While disc&ssisg a!! power U bind the party in its action at convention, and without assuming to dictate a plat form, yet we believe that the Democracy of the State stands for, and this com mittee would mot respectfully recom mend to the Democracy of the State, and iLty declare, and we believe they will so declare, fos "First The maintenance and vigorous enforcement of the present temperance mittee was adopted without a dissenting voice on motion of Rice Pierce. Chair man Morton then left the chair and pre sented a resolution providing that each member of the committee tax himself $15 to pay for the rent of the Ryman auditorium on May 26 and 27. The report of the resolutions commit tee endorsing the temperace laws and the election laws was then read, and adopted with one opposing vote. This came from Geo. Goodrich, of Fayette vilie, who made an unsuccessful at tempt to block the passage of the report by moving that it be adopted down to the last two passages, the ones endorsing the temperance and election laws. This motion was lost for failure of a second, Mr. Goodrich contended that the com mittee had "gone too far." 1 am in favor of the temperance laws," said the speaker, "but I am not in favor of the election laws. " laws - " "Second If the present laws do not make possible thecomplete enforcement of the temperance statutes, then we favor the passage of such additional laws as will bring about their effectual en forcement. "Third The nraintenance of the pres ent election law." - The rNA5rf0r?LY ADOPTED. " report J the convention com- RE3OL0T1ON3 PRESENTED. The report of the resolutions commit tee was as follows: Your committee appointed to pre pare a plan for the nomination of Dem ocratic candidates for Justice of the Su preme Court, Governor and Railroad Commissioner, beg leave to report the following plan, to-wit: "That Democratic State conventions be called to meet at the Ryman Audi tonum in Nashville, Tenn., at noon on Tuesday, May 26, 1914, and Wednes day, May 27, 1914, the first of said con ventions to be for the purpose of nom inating one candidate for Justice of the Supreme Court from the Eastern Divi sion, to be voted for at the August elec tio.n, 1914, and the second of these con ventions to be held on' May 27, 1914, for the purpose of nominating a candi date for Governor and a candidate for Railroad Commissioner, to be voted for at the November election, 1914; for the selection of a new State Executive Com mittee, the adoption of . a party plat form and such other business as usually comes before such state convention. Said conventions will be called to order by the chairman of this committee. BASIS OF REPRESENTATION. Each of the counties of the State shall be entitled to representation and vote in said conventions upon the basis of one vote for each 100 votes cast for the Wilson and Marshall electors in 1912, or fraction thereof over fifty. Delegates to said conventions shall be selected by the Democrats of the re spective counties of the State on Satur day, May 16, 1914, in such manner as the Democratic County Executive Com mittees shall provide by appropriate a& tion, such action by the County Execti tive Committees to be had not later than Wednesday, May 6, 1914, and due pub licity of the method or manner of the selection of these delegates shall be giv en after the county committees have acted by publication in a newspaper in each county, where the same can be done, and. where there is no newspaper in any county that will publish the ac tion of the County Executive Commit tees, the same shall be posted for not less than five days at the door of the courthouse and published, if possible, in a newspaper published in other coun ty adjacent thereto and circulating in the county affected thereby; it being further provided that if the County Ex ecutive Committee of any county of the State shall fail to act on or before May 6 1914, and provide a method for the selection of delegates to the State con ventions and promulgate the same as provided herein, tbn mass conventions of the Democratic voters of each coun ty so failing to act are hereby called to meet at noon on Saturday, May 16, 1914, at the courthouse In such coun ties to be called to order by the chair man of the County Executive Commit tee, or in his absence, by any member of the County Executive Committee present, which convention shall select the delegates to the State convention to be held at Nashville, Tenn., as hereto fore provided. . ELECTION OF DELEGATES. '"In the selection of delegates to the two State conventions heretofore called counties may select either the same or different lists of delegates to the judicial convention and to the gubernatorial convention, as may be decided upon by the Democracy of the several counties. At the said State convention of May 27, 1914, there shall be selected a new Dem ocratic State Executive Committee to serve for the ensuing two years, or un til their successors are elected and qual- uds'e for Yourself. Look the New Deering Bumper Disc Harrow, the acme of perfection, over and judge for yourself. On exhibition on our floors at the Deering Building. Will be glad to sKow you. . . . . isuale UNION CITY, TENN. 01 ified, each Congressional district select ing two members of this committee, the selection to be made by the dele gates from each Congressional district attending said State convention. "It is further provided that no prox ies shall be allowed in either of the con ventions to be held on May 26 and 27, 1914, but the delegates attending from each of the several counties shall be en titled to cast the vote of their respective counties in said convention." MODERN JEWELRY BUSINESS EXTENSIONS Bransford & Andrews Install New Machinery and Equipment. The latest addition conforming to the ever increasing demands upon Union City as headquarters for everything in the mercantile line is the enlargement of the optical department of Bransford fe Andrews' jewelry store to include the latest and most complete machinery, with ball bearing connections, lately in stalled in the work shop of their store, These machines include an automatic Iense grinder, an edging machine, lense cutter, a diamond drill and a pol ishing head, all of the highest standards in optical science, together with a com plete stock of the blanks for all kinds of glasses, thus affording advantages in filling orders accurately and promptly that are not to be found in an ordinary optical business. Inserts and rimless glasses to suit all cases can be had on the shortest noticewhereas under the old system much delay and dissatisfac tion was occasioned. ' This popular establishment, which is growing in favor with a large out-of-town custom and mail order business, is thus taking advantage of all the modern methods and changes in business to con form to the present day requirements. Bransford & Andrews are both practical business men. Mr. Howell Bransford is in charge of the office department and Mr. Luther Andrews the mechanical de partment, both salesmen, and with the Sew arrangement Mr.' Andrews will be succeded on the bench by an expert watchmaker while he assumes the head of the optical department and visits the out-of-town trade as salesman, meeting people and introducing the business in a larger territory. Mr. Andrews i jut from Chicago after complet'ig a course in optbalmology and otology. He is thoroughly trained in the science of optics in its relation to eyeglasses and fully prepared to supply the custom with the most satisfactory adjustments. : He has a life training in the jewelry and optical lines, a man whose relation to business and to citizenship have won bim the highest cor-fidence of the trade. The firm is one of the best in this branch of industry, and well known in this sec tion of the State for it reliability and dependability. Beginning in Vidua City a few years ago they have gradually developed into one of the most popular busiuess insti tutions in Union City and West Tennes see. In many of the branches of their business they have buying connections with the jobbers, which places them at a great advantage over a large per centage of the competitive field. This has been done with some effort, but it is of the greatest value to the house and its patrons. They get the very best price advantages offered anywhere, mail . order or otherwise, and this is extended to the customer. , , . . . In diamonds Bransford & Andrews have special price advantages, remark able inducements also in watches and silverware and in every branch of the business. They invite competition and solicit trade on competitive merits. They are prepared to do this, and that is half the battle. In all the branches of the business the stock is complete in diamonds, watches, clocks, silverware, jewelry, optical goods, Tickard china, cutglass, fancy goods, everything firstclass, the most useful articles as well as the rarest con ceits from the art centers. All these things can be found in attractive array at Bransford fc Andrews dependable jewelry store in Union City, You are very cordially invited to give them a call, especially to come and see the new optical factory. Shoppers in Union City are always welcome whether they buy or not. Come any timo and often and your visit will be appreciated. Attention, Confederate Veterans. Warren McDonald Camp, U. C. V., No, 936, and Company E will meet in the City Hall at Union City, Tenn., on the first Monday in April at 1 p. m. to arrange for the Jacksonville, Fla., con vention and reunion and to discuss the recruiting of Company E with the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Sons of Confederate Veterans will be expected to be on hapd and express their desires in regard to such enlistment. Sponsor, and maids of honor will be elected by the. camp and company on that date. Capt. W. J. Harris, ' . . Commander. ' Capt. Hugh McIovu; Commanding Co. E. R. W. Powell, Adjt. - Chiropractic a Success. No. Drugs. No Knife. Why is chiropractic such a success in Union City and yimmunity i3 L.ii.g asked by a number of folks now days. This problem can only be solved by call ing at the chiropractor's oflice on Sec ond street, just across the street from the Christian Church, here you can talk with people taking this ereat work and receiving benefits; talk with folks who know something about it, if you are looking for the truth. Do Dot take ' words from folks who do not even know how we give the adjustments, but bet ter investigate carefully if you are hunt ipgbfcalth, , Chiropractic is the com mon sense method of removing the cause of disease. You are welcome at our office from 8 to 12 in. and 1 to 8 p. tn., except Sun days. Th. Fra. TiiMrov, D. C. Pii. C. Chinnpraetor.