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DENTIST Over White ft Burchard' Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephone Office 144-2, Renidence 144-3 COMMEK DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over UTsite ( Burchard" Drur Store, Union City, Tenn. Telelphone Office 144-2; Residence 144-3 I'nion City Commrrcfal.riitfl jlished IH'SO J Wfil Kniinw Courier. established 17 i UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1914 Consolidated Seotember 1. 1697 VOL. 23, NO. 6 li H E f nil li o: upsblfte br C. E. ZimBcrniB Co. No. 1 It is always bright and sunny for those with money in the bank. There are bright things, and there are bright lights for thostjwise enough to provide for the future, and lay something away when things are bright Old National Bank Union City, Tennessee HONEY TO LOAN ON FARM LANDS. I am authorized to take application for loan on land in Obion and Weakley Counties, Tennessee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. The term and condition upon which thi money will be loaned are mot favorable to the borrower. All or any part of a loan may be paid after one year, interest being (topped on payment made. Loan ( are Made. At 3iPfU..C0OtK Interest on ten year time, or for shorter period if desired. If you are considering a loan, it would be well to make application AT ONCE. , : ; 0; r ; B, OfcAj LBN; -: . Attorney At Lstw ii Vtxion. City, Tenn. Ve Biay Wool SEE US BEFORE YOU SELL ClieFry-Moss Graim Co. , Wholesale and Retail Grain, Hay anil Field Seeds SEED CORN Roper Red Cobb, St. Charles Red Cobb, Boone County White. NORTH CAROLINA Mammoth Yellow Soja Beans. 'Whippoorwill Peas. Cotton Seed, All kinds of Field Seeds. - 'i . - - V Ask for prices before selling your Grain or Hay Telephone No. l Union City, Tenn. so CANDIDATES FOR ' THE LEGISLATURE 1(11 0 oaey to -koaa I on farm lands, for term of five years , Per cent Interest payable semi-annually W.:; E. V 0-0 U.BGD N . Attorney At Law Phones 1 43 and 569 UNION CITY, TENN. Speak at the Courthouse All for Law Enforcement . After the meeting of 'the county ex ecutive committee last Monday candi dates for the Legislature appeared on the hustings. Dr. J. F. Griffin, of Lake County, candidate for Floater, was the first speaker. Dr. Griffin stated that this is his first venture for office. He is a physician, and, besides a large prac tice, he is a cotton planter, and there fore, vitally interested in all that per tains to the good of that county. Dr. Griiliu told the audience that Lake County has no representation in .the Legisl ature on account of its size, and is therefore dependent on the Floater in the lower house-to uphold her inter ests. It has been sixteen years since this office was given to a Lake County man, and Dr. Griffin asked if it is not fair for that county to share in the honor and that his claims have friendly consideration at this time. Dr. Griffin explained to the audience his position as near aa possible by saying that he is an Ed Carmack, Woodrow Wilson, Wil liam Jennings Bryan Democrat. He Said that he was a follower of Ed Car mack in Tennessee, and upheld the State-wide measures from the begin ning. He followed the independent movement until It took him to the polls in the regular election and then he vot ed for the Democratic nominees. He was one of those who took advantage of everything possible to strengthen the State-wide Prohibition movement ex cept to turn the State over to the Repub lican organization. He said that Ben ton McMillin's platform and not that gentleman's personality caused his do (eat for Governor. Governor Patterson had more sense than to try it, and the beloved Bob Taylor went down in de feat on a local option platform. He opposed Governor Patterson, but took his niediciue -wheu it became. oeceswtry to vote for the nominee. He was glad, however, to see Governor Patterson take the stand for temperance and renounce his past record. Mr. Morris Miles appeared in behalf of Mr. Cochran, who is a candidate for Floater on the Democratic ticket, say ing that Mr. Cochran was gone to the Jacksonville reunion and after that would attend Presbytery. He was there fore unavoidably absent, but would be glad to meet his opponent in joint dis cussion at any other time during the canvass.. Senator Elkins was the next speaker. Mr. Elkins is a candidate for re-elec tion to the State Senate from Weakley, Lake and Obion counties, and be re gretted that his opponent was not pres ent to participate in the discussion. Mr. Elkins said that he was in perfect ac cord with the administration of Presi dent .Woodrow Wilson. President Wil son has accomplished more reforms in the short space of time siuce his incum bency than any other President of the United States had been able to accom plish during a single term of office. Under the administration of President Wilson two very important amendments to the constitution have been adopted. One of these is the election of United States Senators by a popular vote and the other the income tax, whereby $50,- 000,000 is derived from large incomes to defray the expenses of Government, thus equalizing more fairly tho burdens of taxation. Another is tariff reform, which withdraws from the manufactur ing trusts and eorporations the special privilege under which they have been operating for years under the Repub- ican party, and contributes to a more liberal policy in the distribution of fa. vora among the people of the United States. Mr. Elkins, in referring to State pol itics, said that he was not in favor of turning the State over to the Repub lican party. He first stated that he was neither an independent nor a regular. He preferred to say that be was simply a Democrat, and that be belonged to no faction. In bis code of principles first and foremost be favored a "direct legalized primary election for all elec tive offices in the State. In this he is evidently following the course of Presi dent Wilson, who favors a national di rect primary election law, and is there fore to be classed with the progressives in modern politics. He is opposed to the issuance of free passes to public officials, including the judiciary, and is therefore in favor of an anti-pass law enacted by tho Legislature. He also favors a corrupt practices act, by which candidates for office are required to pub lish before and after election an item ized statement of campaign expenses. Mr. Elkins referred to our tax system, saying that it is indefensible, that it should be revised, and that a constitu tional convention should be held for that purpose. He opposed the back tax law, and said that it should be wiped off the statutes. Mr. Elkins stated that be had always been led to believe in the dominance of the majority, and he is therefore op posed to the practice of absconding legis lators, making the rule nf the minority possible. He favored a law to prevent this practice. The speaker referred to the fact that under practically all recent administra tions until Governor Hooper was elected the State debt had been reduced-, but not a dollar had been paid by Governor Hooper. Not only that, but the debt had increased with interest on short loans, as a temporary means of satisfy ing bondholders, whose bonds should have been refunded while Governor Hooper was .aiding and abetting in the abscondence of the legislators to Ala bama. The refunding of these bonds later at a much higher rate of interest has cost the 'State thousands of dollars and will cost still many more thousands. Lastly, referring to the liquor ques tion, Mr. Elkins stated that he is a tem perance man, that he had never taken a drink in a saloon in his life and that be is now nearly thirty-four years of age. He says that he is in favor of the enforcement of the State-wide laws and so voted in the Legislature. He opposes the legalized saloon and calls upon his record in the General Assembly as a witness to the fact. , ' The speeches were- well received by an audience partly filling the courtroom. i Mr. McDade, candidate for the Legis lature, was present, and arose, but stat- I ed; that he would jpeak JurJ.her..on jn the campaign, taking up the political issues. He was glad to be present and meet bis friends. CONFIDENCE IN WILSON. Carranza Declares He Speaks for Constitutionalist Leaders. Brownsville, 1 Texas, May 2. "If President Wilson acts in the future as he has in the past, the interests of the Carranzaifcts are safeguarded"." This statement was made to me by Jesus Carranza in Matamoros to-day. The General then continued by assert ing that Wilson had always been just and that all the Constitutionalist leader erg had confidence in the American President. A military wire runs from the Gen eral's office to the headquarters of his brother in Chihuahua, to Gen. Gonzales in Monterey and to tue rebel head quarters in Juarez and Torreon, so the leaders keep in touch and the Matamoros commander says he speaks for the en tire faction. 'Foreigners and their property will be protected throughout our territory," Carranza added and hile talking he directed a secretary to wire the Mayor of Monterey to return to an American some blooded horses that had been mis appropriated. Showing, however, that danger lurks along the border, Car- j ranza significantly said: The United States has not molested any Constitutionalist territory up to date aud we .would bate to see that time come," and be looked serious. ", Diodoro de Los Santos of Monterey, a wealthy attorney, is under arrest for shouting on the streets: "Death to the bated Gringoei, kill them!" When the rebels took Monterey his part in the in sulU to Americans was learned and the Carranzaist seized him and to-day he was brought to Matamcros, where it is to be decided whether be shafl be exe cuted. - Carranza says that any Mexican in his province found attacking or ingulting Americans will be shot. WW L . ""3 " Li Li k n o If it's a Binder, Binder Twine, Mower or Rake, and bears the name DEERINO, it means the acme of perfection in material and construction. You need look no further. You'll find nothing ( quite so good and none that will give you the service and satisfac tion as will the DEERING. We sell them. Don't fail to see them before you buy. i i isaae Son UNION CITY, TENN. O: O COUNTY PRIMARY v AT AUGUST ELECTION Obion County Democratic Execu : tive Committee Issues Call. The Free Silence League continued to picket the city home and church of John IX Rockefeller, Jr., in New York, though he was ill at his home in the Pocantico Hills. Police and detectives in large numbers were inside the church to prevent disturbances by the "mourn ers," some of w hom occupied seats, but did not attempt a demonstration. The Obion County Democratic Execu tive Committee met last Monday after noon at the courthouse in Union City, with an attendance of ten members, Pleas Hornbeak presiding as chairman and E. J. Green filling his post as sec retary. " A. E. Glover held the proxy of John Kersey, of Number TeD, but having taken part in the meeting of the inde pendent committee as a member of that body, he was not allowed to sit as a member by proxy of, the Democratic Executive Committee. A motion by C. P. Wilson that the committeetndorse the recommendations made by the State Democratic Executive Committee with reference to the enforce ment of the temperance and election laws was carried. The motion was amended to include the recommenda tions made by the State committee by C. C. Callicott. A motion by C. P. Wilson, of Num ber Six, was made that a county Dem ocratic mass convention be held at the courthouse in Union City on the 16th day of May, 1914, to select delegates to the State conventions at Nashville May 2G to nominate a candidate for Gover nor and on May 27 to nominate a can didate for the Supreme Court, that the same delegates represent the county at both conventions. Motion for county primary election for Representative and for choice of candidates for Floater and Senator to be held at the time of the regular elec tion the first Thursday in August, 1914, was carried. A motion in lieu was of fered that there be no primary election, This motion was declared out of order and the motion for a primary at the August election carried by a vote of 0 to 4." The call to include an assessment of f 50 to each candidate, the ballots to be of uniform legal size, and to include the names of all the candidates for Rep resentative, Floater and Senator, with squares on the ballot to indicate the candidate voted for, and that in case of only one candidate, he to be declared the nominee of the party, tickets to in clude also a blank line for election of committeeman for each civil district. J. ,1m E, Fi... D. A. I.uUn, C. V. Wilson and C. C. Callicott were desig nated as a committee to have the ballots prepared and to attend to the selection of judges and clerks for the election, as well as to collect the assessments and pay expenses of election. Motion carried that all primary elec tion returns be certified and forwarded to the Sheriff of the county, at Union City, and that these returns be forward ed promptly after the holding of the election, and that vote be canvassed on Monday following the day of the elec tion and the result declared. Teachers Examinations. Let me again call your attention to the examinations on May 14 and 15, Thursday and Friday. fiCIIKWr.E. Thursday, a. m. Spelling, Tennessee History, Arithmetic. P. M. U. S. History, Geography, Physiology. ' Friday, a. m. Read ing, Writing, Reading Circle (Carney). 1 P. M. Grammar. The white teachers' will take the ex amination in the Weptover School, two blocks south of the courthouse, and the colored teachers in the courthouse. The rules governing the examination will be sent to me by the State Superin tendent and I will have no authority to change tbem. Be on baud by 8 o'clock. Yours very truly, C. L. RipiNQB, County Supt. To County Superintendents. Some question has arisen as to what is known as secondary certificates The secondary school becomes automatically some form of high school. People who now bold secondary certificates will be given for the coming year some form of high school certificate good for one year . only. That is, they will be placed on the same basis as if they held high school certificates. Those desiring to teach branches above the elementary grades and who have never taught, and also who are not exempt by law, w ill be expected to take any form of the high school examjoation they choose. This will place those now holding secondary certificates on the same basis as those holding high school certificates. Please give this wide publicity in your county. Cordially yours; S. H. Thompson, State Supt. May 2, 1914. ' Young Man Kills Self. Hickman, Ky., May 1. Gillam King, a well' known young man residing near town, was found dead this morning in a strip of woods, with an empty carbolic acid bottle lying by his side, showing he had committed suicide. His death was a shock to his family and the en tire neighborhood, they not knowing he was unusually depressed. His death is attributed to bis bad health and pos sibly to the death of his brother several months agt, his mother having lost her mind a sbArt tim1 pgo ov?r the fJc2th cf this son. An inquest was held by the county officials and it is thought he had been dead since between llx and 12 o'clock yesterday morning, being last seen at 11. , He tied his horse to a fence near the woods, possibly thinking some one would see the horse and make a search for birn, but the horse slipped the bridlo and came home about 3 o clock in the afternoon, and the bridle banging on the fence was not found until after bis body was found in the woods. He was 30 years old, and a son of Norris King, a well known farm er. He was unmarried.