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DR. 0. M. L0N0 DENTIST Orer White & Burchard' Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephone OSce 144.2, Residence 144-3 HE DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchard'a Drug Store, Union Gty, Tenn. TelelpHonet Office 144-2; Re.iJence 144-3 Union City Commercial established 1890 I Wet Tennessee Courier, established 1897 I Consolidated September 1. 1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, APRIL 17,1914 VOL. 23, NO. 3 aere's Sup&Mne 7 "Si Ccprrlsht br C. E. Zimmermai C0.--N0. IS It is always bright and sunny for those ,'with money in the bank. There are bright things, and there are bright lights for those wise enough to provide for the future, and lay something away when things are bright. Old National Bank Union City. Tcnntttae rdT V "V' A TPS. T hxytx ii, Oil FARM LANDS. I am authorized to take application! for loans on lands in Obion and Weakley Counties, Tenneaaee, and Fulton County, Kentucky, The term and condition 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 3i per cent. Interest on ten years time, or for shorted period if desired. "" If you are considering a loan, it would be well to make application AT ONCE. ' O. 5PRADLSN Attorney At Law 9 Union City, Tenn. S Wefi viy Woo! SEE US BEFORE YOU SELL ClhieFFyMoss raiini Go. ; ' 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 ...v, ' Beans. ' .;; ., All kinds of Field Seeds. Ask for prices before selling your Grain or Hay " Telephone No. SI Union City, Tenn. 0 mmmmf m : on farm lands, for term of five years Per cent interest payable semi-annually . J Attorney At Ltvw Phones 143 and 589. UNION CITY, TENN. DR. J. FRANK GRIFFIN Will address the voters of Obion County at the courthouse in Union City Monday. May 4, on the political issues of the day and in interest of my candidacy. Will divide time with my opponent if he so wishes. , . TO TENNESSEE FARMERS. We Must Have More Live Stock on the Farm. (By Capt. T. F. Peck, Commissioner of Airricul ; '") - ; We have urged the farmers to raise more live stock and better live stock, for we believe that there is no branch pf agricultural industry which will bririjt such sure and large returns or which will build up the farm on such & sub stantial and permanent basis. As timgoea by we feel that evetf more empsis is needed on the stock end of farming. Conditions were never more favorable than they are now for this branch of the industry, and we be lieve they will never be -more so in the future. Population is increasing all the time, yet the meat supply is not even holding its own. -Tli is is true not only in the United States but all over the habitable globe. The removal of tariffs on meat is not going to affect prices seriously nor for any length of time. Until sup ply passes demand, prices on meat ani mals are going to be high enough to afford a big profit to the man who raises them. ' , We consider land values in the coun try as high to-day. Without livestock prices on land are going to fall. With out stock the products of the soil do not reach their highest value; this in itself will bring lower prices. Add to that, the reduced fertility brought about by constant cropping and it is not hard to see ahead to the day when land in this Country will be barren, impoverished and Qt little worth. This is not an at tractive nor a desirable picture. The keeping of stock in greater quantifies will prevent a shrinkage of farm land prices and will make it more valuable. There are two good reasons why the farmers should raise more stock. The first is that ft will pay him larger, surer and more constant returns. The sec ond is that it is a sacred duty to him self, his children and his country, j It will pay him because demand is in creasing and Supply is decreasing; be cause feeding stock from the direct froducts of the soil is the most ecouoro ical way to market them, because stock utilize waste on the farms; because they condense values; because their value fluctuate less than grain or other plant life; because they can be marketed more easily and conveniently, because they add richness to the soil instead of taking it away. It is bis duty because stock furnishes soil fertility. Soil fertility is the foun datipn of agricultural prosperity, and agricultural .prosperity is the basis of general prosperity. Without stock the farm and the farmer degenerates; he leaves his farm worse off instead of bet ter off when" he passes it on to his chil dren. The demand upoa the farmer to-day is not for more grain but for more pork, more beef, more mutton, more dairy products. It is rigbt that he should! meet such demands, for they are founded on real need. We want the farmer to realize the immense responsibility resting upon him. He is used to being referred to as the bulwark of the nation and he is. If he takes pride in that title he must be ready to assume the duties which go with such an important place. One of these duties is to supply the mouths of millions with meat.' Because such work is both pleasant and profitable does not take away the responsibility There are some difficulties and prob lems which the stockman must consider. There are-diseases to combat, better types to select, more profit to be made where the margin of profit is too small. But his difficulties are no greater thin those which confront the grain grower, the horticulturist or the gardener. Stock on the farm means even more than these things we have hastily named. One of the questions over which the en tire nation is worrying is how to keep the young men and women on the farm. No child life is complete without grow ing animals. ,. The child takes deep in terest in the calf, the colt, or the little pig. lliey aid in making the farm at- Judge for- Yourself. Look the New Deerfng 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 show you. . . . . 0 R. F. Tsriae Son UNION CITY, TENN. the most economical way of improving the farm in every degree. Live stock is the solution for the farmer's troubles more and better live stock. Do not pay too much attention to temporary conditions, fluctuations in the market and the like. These will come and go, but the whole plane of the market will be higher and higher as the years go by. It does not pay to try to dodge the lean years and ride to success on the fat years. Go in with the determination to stick to it, and success will come-it cannot fail. Stock is a good proposition year in and year out, and the man who doggedly pins his faith to it will be the man who will win out. Such a policy will make the farmer prosperous and put him in bis rightful place as custodian of the world's food supply a man who holds the lives of the world's inhabitants in his hand, who controls and rules the destinies of nations. Fire at Waverly. tractive.. Those of us who were born and raised on a farm look back to our earliest recollections and invariably find them connected with farm animals. Anything which makes the farm both a delight and a profit to the new gener ation will keep the boy and the girl there where they can carry on a noble work and reap an adequate return for their labor. Waverly, Tenn., April 18. Fire, which originated in the warehouse of J. P, Co wen & Co., destroyed that build ing and Dine business bouses on the north side of the public square at an early hour Saturday morning, causing a loss estimated at $75,000 to $100,000. t was the most destructive conflagration in the history of Waverly,, all of the buildings destroyed having been brick structures and among them were some of the most valuable business bouses in the town. The fire broke out at 2:30 o'clock and had gained considerable headway when discovered. Nearly every able-bodied man in town, and numerous boys, aided in combating the flames, but their efforts to check the fire with the meagre means at their command were futile and the nine buildings were soon reduced to a mass f ruins. . Wav erly's water system and fire-fighting sand dollars, partially insured. Residence belonging to Dixie Cowen and occupied by Albert Binkley, $1,500, partially insured. Mr. Binkley saved his household goods, but in a damaged condition. The po8toffice was damaged in moving out the furniture, v Following the fire the public 'square was littered with salvage, comprising a large array of miscellaneous goods taken from the buildings. During the confla gration the destruction of the Sullivan, Slayden & McNabb storehouses was be lieved to be imminent, but they were not damaged. Already plans are being mado for re building the burned structures. Temporary provision will bo maJo for continuing the publication of the Senti nel, of which J. L. Thompson js editor. What is the precise situation to-dayT I apparatus proved of little use in com- The tendency of the market is toward younger, smaller stock. Twenty years ago top prices were paid for the heaviest steers and hogs. It is not so to-day. So the market calls for smaller animals, and that involves more of them, smaller feeding bills and a shorter time from oirtli to market. Average prices are bigh. We see no probability of any general decline,' and must look for higher ones if the meat famine grows. Yet conditions are not going to be as favorable for the new stock grower in a few years as they are to-day. Pure bred animA'i are not held for as lgb prices as they will be. This is the time of all times to begin. The m&i who. com mences now and sticks to it will reap the largest percentage of profits and the greatest rewards. He will never regret it. ' He will wish he had begun eyen soowr than be did. Every material factor indicates that it will pay better from now on to raise good live stock on high priced land. Stock is recognized now-a-days as the be3t farm security. Live stock furnishes bating a conflagration of such propor tion. The telephone exchange was put out of business. The following is a Jist of the losses; J. P. Cowen about $2,000, partially insured. , Merchants & Farmers' Bank, about $5,000; insured. .' The Sentiuel office, owned by Senator C. W. Turner, $1,250, with $700 in surance. 0. G. Griffin, grocery, about $3,000; insured. ' . 1 Citizens' Bank, several thousand dol lars; fully insured. ( - J. R. Fowlkes, dealer in furniture, $3,000;partially insured. ; E. C. Finch, druggist, $3,000; par tially ins. 'ed. . Hooper, Porch & Evans, general mer chandise, loss several thousand dollars by handling goods; partially insured. . W. T. McCracken, bnildings, loss $7,000; partially' insured. Mr. Mc Cracken also lost two fiue stallions, valued at several thousand dollars. J. C. Harris' heirs, loss several thou- Harry Ekdahl Resigns. Harry Ekdahl has tendered his resig nation as canhierof the First National Bank to take effect May 15, At a meeting of directors his resigna tion was accepted and Postmaster R. K Beadles, whose term as postmaster ex pires next month, was chosen cashier of the bauk to succeed Mr. Ekdahl. Mr. Ekdahl, who has been with the First National the past nineteen years, came from Union City, and took a sub ordinate position, working his way up to the position of cashier, which he has filled moft acceptably for the past eev-, eral years. He resigns to accept a most ( advantageous proposition with'a brother-in-law in the banking and oil business at Bristow, Oklahoma, It is understood he will receive a salary of $5,000 per year and will besides be interented in the oil business. He will 'go from Fulton to Chicago, , where his " brother-in-law has financial interests, before he goes to Oklahoma.1 Fulton Leader. A POPULAR VERDICT City Based .on Evidence of Union . People. Grateful thousands tell it Of weak backs made strong Of weak kidneys made well Urinary disorders corrected. Union City people add their testimony.. They praise Doan's Kidney Pills. Union City evidence is now complete. Union City testimony is confirmed. Reports of early relief substantiated. Merit doubly proved by test of time. Let a Union City citizen speak. T. L. Lancaster, Deputy Circuit Court C!eikrUiioH City, Tenn., says: ' Whca I used Doan's Kidney Pills some time ago, they gave me relief from Kidney trouble and I publicly recommended them, I feel justified in confirming that statement." . Price 50 cents, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. I.anca.ter had. Foster-Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y. advt Coal and wood delivered promptly by the Union Cily Ice &. Coal Co.