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THE COMMERCIAL
.Marshall & Biird, Union City, Term
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1914.
Entered at the post office lit Ciiiou City, Ten
CMce, as secoiid-clax mini matter.
Announcement.
For State Senator.
ELKINS. We are fmtliurizrd to nimotnnr Roht.
A. Kikins, of Weakley County, as a candidate
for re-election to the iennte of Tennessee from
the couiitir of Wekli-y. Ohion and Ijike, ul
' ject to the action of the IH-nicxra tic party.
For Representative.
McIMDK -We are authorized to announce O. R-
McDade a rnudidate for rr-cltvtioti a Kepre
aentntiw to the Oenrral Assembly of the Slate
of Tenneaaee, subject to the action of the lem
ocralic party.
For Roster.
GRIFFIN. We are mithoHwd to announce Dr.
J. V. Griffin, of Tiptonville. a a candidate for
Floterinl Hepre(eiitiUre for the. counties of
Dyer. Ijikennri Obion in the General Assembly
of the rttHte of Tennessee, subject to the action
of the Democratic party.
COCHRAN We are authorized toannonnce J. U.
i Cochran, of Obion County, as a candidate for
I'loterinl Representative for the counties of
Dyer, likeand Obiou in the General Assembly
of the State ot Tennessee, subject to the action
of the Democratic party.
The United Confederate Veterans' an
nual reunion will be held next year in
Richmond, Va., the borne of the Con
federacy. The reunion was held in
Richmond some eight or nine years ago,
place, the management of the chautau
tjua was under agreement to submit the
program to the Business Men's Club
That was not done. The coming of the
band, and that is the one great feature
of the chautauqua, on Saturday last
year disturbed our people greatly, be
cause a majority of those who are en
gaged in business here in t!ie city could
not attend either of the performances
on that day. We made no complaint,
however, as someoodv must have me
band on Saturday, and our people took
it tliat we could accept the situation
with the anticipation that next year
Lsomeone else would get the band date
on Saturday. The next year is here
and with it the band conies again on
Saturday, according to the program
Union City, in other words, is to be the
"Goat." We assume that the manage
ment put the band here on Saturday to
save railroad fare. Perhaps so, but that
reason is not sufficient to satisfy us. We
want the chautauqua meetings for the
pleasure they bring us, and if we can
not get them in that way, we do not
want them at all. We have some emu-
ties, and if it is the intention to ignore
us, and that has already been done in
the matter of failure to submit the pro-
and the veterans enjoyed the pleasure of ran,' wo sbould "en at the
Virginian hospitality and historic sur
roundings immensely. A fewer num
ber of the thinning ranks will enjoy an
other visit to that city next year, and i
also a visit to the Capital City of the
United States, only "110 miles farther i
east, now very easily reached. Washing-
price of , losing the chautauqua next
year altogether, somo consideration in
Grade Crossings and City Growth.
The city of Philadelphia has entered
into a contract with a number of fail
roads whiih will result in the abolition
of many grade crossings described as
"insuperable obstacles to the city's ex
tension in one direction." The arrange
ment is characterized as an important
forward step in one of the most far
reaching movements ever undertaken
by Philadelphia." .
Grade crossings are objectionable for
many reasons and are responsible for
many evils, in ruiiaueipuia, it seems,
they ars charged with retarding the city
growth, lli is is a count w hich does not
appear in the ordinary grade-crossing
indictment, but Philadelphia is not the
only city where it can be substantiated.
A little reflection will convince any sen
sible person that a network of grade
crossings may constitute a serious im
pediment to city extension.
The truth is that the malign possi
bilities ot the surface crossing increase
as one studies the subject. It is diffi
cult to realize the full extent of the evil
without taking into consideration the
benefits that would accrue from its elim
ination. That it is a continual menace
to life is the most weighty objection
that can be urged against it. Aside
from that paramount reason for its abol
ition there are other reasons that would
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this matter, and we promise it will be be good and sufficient if none better
done, unless we get some concessions. existed.
City street perils multiply with city
growth. The crossing that was toler-
A soil survey of Christian County, I atari in villain Hv lummcg infrilrvin
Bad Effects of Farm Tenancy.
ton is rapidly becoming tho residence receDt!y published by the United States with the augmentation of population
city of the United States. Among the Wipartment ot Agriculture, cans atten- anfj traffic. The" locomotive in city
first, outside of those connected with the tlon 10 tlie ,lncr fase r tlie tonant 8yf streets is an anchronism. Besides be
Government service or with Congress, to tem 01 ,armin ,n tliat productive agri- Ing a menace it is a nuisance. It kills
establish homes there were .the Leiters, cultural county. time and takes ip room that is needed
from Chicago, then Reginald DeKoven, The exPert9 of the department do for other purposes. Courier-Journal.
of opera fame from New York. Thomas DOt reard the increase of tenancy as a
Nelson Pat-e and others. Others fol- Kd omen ,rom a farming standpoint.
lowed and now they are coming by the They Pint out that the careless meth-
scores to' the most beautiful citv in Pus employed under the tenant system
America to live. Real estate since the are an ""Portant factor in soil detcrior
nineties has increased many times over atl0U! that the tenant frequently 18 as
in Drice. and the Government continues sured ot ony one or two years' tenure,
with its marble piles to make that a
Last of the Jacksonian.
After struggling for nineteen months
to keep its head above the hungry waves
of the journalistic sea, the Jacksonian
I of Jackson has yielded to the inevitable
and joined the host of experiments'arjd
'which leaves him little or no incentive wrecks in Davy Jones' locker. That it
wonderful city. A visit there will be r "ow tne aPProved methods for per- deserved a better fate is obvious to all
appreciated by the veterans.
Taking a ride this 'week, through the
kindness of Dr. Turner in his car, we
had a chance to see the wheat prospects
in some of the localities west of Union
City. Mr. Williams, editor of the Ful
ion reader, was witii us and he was
charmed with the landscape of improved
farms and broad fields of waving wheat,
as fine as ever the eye looked upon in
this county. The land, impoverished of
some of its native elements, may not
yield as much as it did twenty years ago
or thirty, but its luxuriant growth and
richness of color does not indicate any
thing short of a record-breaking crop.
manent agriculture." Land owners, it who are acquainted with its history and
is added, often are indifferent to the who appreciate the splendid efforts of
treatment of the soil, insisting only that the young man who took hold of 'it
their tenants shall be able to pay the when it was practically a wreck and
rent. "With the short-term tenant sys- guided its destinies for nearly a year and
tem the. land owner cannot expect the a half.
tenant to practice careful crop rotation, The Jacksonian never had a chance,
to adopt a system requiring the keep- being a victim of circumstances. It
ing of much livestock, to plow under was launched in a goodly community
crops supplying organic matter, or to that thought it wanted another, daily
adopt any of the methods, often labo- paper, being hardly large enough for
nous and without immediate returns, lone. Unfortunately a genuine newspa
which are necessary in the proper man- per man did not come upon the scene
agementof the soil." - until an adventurer had dumped upon
It is scarcely to be expected that the the enterprise a second-hand job plant,
ordinary farm tenant will concern him- which should not have been purchased,
self much with the conservation of soil. On top of this, a large part of the funds
Mr. .Will Nash, oue of the best wheat IIe as a ru,- interested in the soil subscribed to the capital stock was worse
growers in the viciuity of Jordan, iscon
fident he will have a forty-bushel crop.
Herman Dietzel has a fine crop, so also
does everyone of the farms in wheat
show the finest prospect. The farmers
would appreciate a full crop this year,
if the price is anything reasonable.
only to the extent of what he is able to than squandered.
make out of it after paying his rent. The recent fate of the Democrat in
It is not so easy to understand the in- this city, and now the suspension of the
difference of the land owner. His soil Jacksonian, taken in connection with
is his capital and if he permits it to de- the recent consolidation of the Times
teriorate he loses money both in land! Democrat and Picayune at New Orleans
value and in leasing value. and the sale of the Charlotte Chronicle
Lone leases are the eveention. Most the afternoon edition of the Charlotte
' of the land owners do not care to give Observer, to the Charlotte News, indi
Dull at It. leases for a period of years and many cate unmistakably that the newspapers
J. M. Embrey, of this city, hits been of the tenants themselves do not want of tue bouln ar becoming business en
brought into correspondence with some long leases. Thero are some tenants terprises; also that the day of the organ
Italian imposter, under a very plausible who seldomif ever, occupy the same '3 Passing, and soon there will not be
pretext. The decoy was that the Italian farm two vears in succession. 'Thev one left, to telPthe tale of a peculiar
was in prisoti and about to die. He was have formed the moving habit and look P,iase of American journalism
in possession of a fortune of t400,OtX, forward to a change of location as a Samuel J. Stockard, who has edited
which had been deposited in London part of the program for the year. Long and had charge of the Jacksouian since
subject 4o bearer's check. His story leases, or renewals of leases from year it was two months old, has displayed a
was that ho had married a relative of to year where the tenancy is satisfac- a brilliancy and versatility which have
Air. Embrey and that ho would leave a tory are much better for the soil W they surprised even his friends. He has been
liltln ivl .iiirm.,.in,l ,v. l. ..,.. i.i I i.i.. .1. . t i i 1 Invallv Apmnoratio Hinlinptivclv so. and
j.v.v u.i('ium nvi, nuu, uc naaciieu, i eunuiu iiio taiiu owner to insist on prop-I , -
wft niece of Mr. Embrey. This he er rotations. Courier,Journal. and at the same has displayed a remark
da!tvis.;l tn ;...,i :,:.. I i 1 nlilo ilourpp nf t-nnsprwatiwpnrs nnil l(vel
f HHlfPIJ, V VJ ILAIII 111,1,11 IMVlnl.llftll.llltl. I I - Vft'v V. , T .--
Now he wanted Mr. Embrev to be con- Mrs. W. G. Harris and Miss Lottie I headedness, creditable to one who recog
stituted guardian of his niece, and to Bennett, of Troy, were here as a com-lnizes the responsibility of hi9 position,
accept $100, 000 for his services, tn the mittee last week to solicit subscriptions in view of the supreme power of the
i meantime he wanted Mr. Embrey to 'or the rebuilding of the Cumberland press. Though Mr. Stockard may try
ioxwmd 1. 200 to defray the necessary Presbyterian Church at Troy, recently some other line for a while, he will
fcxnfTurts in having the little girl's ef- burned. The ladies report fine success eventually return to the vocation for
fects forwarded and some matters at- n the work. At Troy in a few hours which he has shown such splendid qual-
tended to by a priest in closing up the the sum of (w0 was raised. Ihey ex- i&cations.
affair. Mr. Embrey wrote that he would pecially requested no personal mention The Sun will succeed to the business
be responsible if these things were true, oI their visit here, and of course we of the Jacksonian, both papers having
but that tho $1,200 must be advanced would be mighty glad to comply, but become' the property of the following
by those taking the matter in hand, and cannot foregone pleasure of announc- gentlemen: G. H. Robertson, L. iu.
Mr-Embrey at tho same time wrote to ing the prospects of a new church build- Pigford, T. B. Carroll, I. B. Tigrett,
the U. S. Consulate asking about the inK just across the way from a well re- W. A. Ingram, Dr. J. L. Crook and J.
identity of the author of the letters, membered old homestead and bope this W. Vauden. As some ot these gentle
To which he rewiVd a reply that this committee will continue until they have men were among the strongest fiieuds
enough to build a bigger and better aob supporters of the Jacksonian, it
church than they had before. This was looks as if a combination had been ef
our church and our Sunday school for fected whick will meet the newspaper
is an old bunco game which has been
ed ever since the Spanish war to ex
tort money. ' .
Chautauqua Program.
Mr. Perkins, advance man and adver
tising nianager-of the Redpath Chau
tauqua, is here this week looking after
bis end of the business for the meeting
here June 9-15.
twenty solid years. It was our mother's
church, and there will never be enough
pulpit thunder and philosophy in the
world to convince us that it was not as
good as any church that ever existed. '
The armored cruiser Montana, bear-
The programs show ing the bodies of seventeen bluejackets
that Union City is to have Kryl and his
famous bund agaii on Saturday. The
band was here on Saturday last year.
Now, in regard to t'ns 'ei'"
want to lodge a ;
and marines killed nt Vera Cruz, and
escorted by the presidential yacht May
flower, dropped anchor at New York
harbor at noon Monday. Services will
be held at the Brooklyn navy yard.
needs of the community. Properly sup
ported, the Sun ought to become one of
the notable publications of the State.
It is without a rival in its immediate
territory and will have, sufficient patron
age to justify a good telegraph service,
which, supplemented with a full local
service, and correspoudejice f rom near
by towns, will make a paper representa
tive and readable. The new paper will
be strictly democratic, according to the
program indicated by the State com
mittee. Nashville Tenuessean.
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C A. DAVIS.
Union City. ,
Phone 8.
J. M. RUSSELL,
Troy.
Phone 58.
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AVIS RUSS
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
List Your Farm with Us To-Day
- We Will Make a Quick Sale for You.
GOOD LIVERS
HAVE GOOD LIVERS
HoXK.-iTV, Ex K ROY ASM A.MHITIOX D
I KXI) OX PlIVSlCAI. CONOITIOX.
All eminent , German scientist has
said, "Honesty is a state of mind de
pendent on the physical condition."
Everyone knows that energy and am
bition depend on "how one feels." The
liver plays an important part in one's
feelings. If it is performing its natural
functions we feel energetic aud ambi
tious. hen it is not working rirht
we feel depressed and lazy. Headaches,
indigestion, constipation and backache
are the signs.
Calomel used to do, but it proved so
dangerous that medical science had to
find another course.
GKIGSBY'S LIV-VER-LAX does
better work than calomel, and without
danger and without any bad after-effects.
This remarkable liver remedy is for sale
in 50c and $1.00 bottles at Oliver's
Red Cross Drug Store, who guarantees
its qualities by offering to return pur
chase price. Look for the likeness of L.
K. Grigsby on every bottle. advt
We have several of Obion County's
best Farms listed with us now.
For all particulars and terms,
write or phone.
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EH B mwM 4Hm I I
Nailling Building, Telephone 261
UNION CITY, TENN.
Warningsl Hints! Re
minders on a Burning .
Subject!
IT'S COMING SURE !
Be Prepared for Winter
Weather.
Stop Every Crack and Hole.
Get Your Winter Clothing All
Together and
FILL YOUR BINS WITH COAL
- DO IT NOW i
WE KNOW HOW I
Union City Ice & Goal Co.
Telephone 150
Now is the Best Time
for Concrete V6rK.
Before dqing your spring clean
ing, have your mantels and grates
renewed, so one cleaning will do
all. ' J :.. ' -,
have a fresh car of Lime for Whitewashing
Chicken Sand, 10c per bushel
We are making concrete blocks
every day. Can make any size
you want.
L. Brarisford
Phone 491
3. c. BURDICK
Wholesale and Retail
Reelfoot Lake and
Mississippi River
Fish (Si Game
Oysters in Season. ,
New location, East Main Street
Fhone 185. UNION CITY, TENN
NAILLING HOSPITAL
A Modern Surgical Institution
Graduate nurses in attendance. "
Rates reasonable.
Dr. W. A. Nailling, Surgeon
Mrs. L E. Rodecker, Supt.
Phone 41. UNION CITY. TENN.
Dr. I. Qlosson
VETERINARIAN i
Phone 12
Union City, Tennessee
DR. JAKE H. PARK
DENTIST
Office: Room 1. Naillinc Builrlinr
TELEPHONE 136
UNION CITY. TENNESSEE
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$1 Pays for The Commercial 1 Year
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