DR. E. M. LONG
Over White & Burchard' Drug
Stcre, Union City, Tenn.
OflSce 144-2, Residence 144-3
DR. E. M. LONG
Over White & Burchard" Drug
Store, Union Gty, Tenn,
Office 144-2; Residence 144-3
Tnion City Commercial, established j
West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 I
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1914
, VOL. 23, NO. 23
Consolidated September 1, 1897
ASK THOSE who have banked with us for years whether
or not they like our business methods. You wish to cross the
ocean in a ship that has ridden through rrjany storms? Rather
than keep your money yourself, don't you want to put your
money in a bank that knows nothing but success?
MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK.
Old National Bank
Union City, Tnnie
1 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 &t 5t per cent.
Interest 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.- .. , . ' : . '
O. S P RAD LSN
Attorney At Lcvw 2 s& Union City, Tenn.
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Barley, Crims,on Clover and AH
Kinds of Field Seeds
Telephone No. 31
Union City, Tenn.
Ask for prices before selling your Grain or Hay
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WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
Field Drill and Handsome Prizes
are Offered. .
The W. 0. W. encampment to be held
here in the Union City fair grounds,
beginning Sept. 8, will be an affair of
national importance as far as the order
is concerned, and this organization is
one of the strongest in the United States.
About three or four hundred sovereigns
will be present, with a number of na
tional and district officials. The en
campment comprises the district of
Kentucky and Tennessee, and will as
semble in regular military order, with
field drill and military tactics everyday.
Some handsome prizes, now to be
seen in the windows of Bransford &
Andrews' jewelry store, are to be given
for efficiency in drill and discipline.
There are seven prizes, all fine solid sil
ver cups, beautifully engraved, and
some of them very large. - These will
be given as follows: First, second, third
and fifth in order for the best drilled
companies and one in discipline. In
class A and B two more cups have been
offered, and will be presented. The
importance of this can bo better ap
preciated when these fine presents have
The local officers here have impressed
is with the fact that visitors to the
camp every day will be appreciated and
everybody will be cordially welcome
The camp will furnish band music which
will participate in the exercises.
Union City can well afford to extend
its hospitality to these Woodmen, and
it should be generous. The order is one
of the most useful we have. It is fra
ternal, of course, but the adoption of
the system of military practice is bet
ter still. Men are trained, just as the
Government and military schools are
training them, for military duty, and
in an emergency these men are ready
to march to the front in war two bun
dred thousand strong. This would
strengthen Uncle Sam's army wonder
Let's all goto the encampment. They
need us and we need them, and every
body needs to make the encampment
Mr. Andrews informs us that reduced
rates on all the railroads have been se
cured. The round-trip rates are one
and one-third fare.
Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 2. The past
week has been one of hustling activity
at State Democratic headquarters. Or
eanization has been completed, with
Porter Dunlap, of Paris, vice chairman,
co-operating in all matters with Chair
man Hill. All preliminaries have been
gone through and it is now a game
played in shirt sleeves until the cam
paigns close. The gubernatorial can
didate is ready for action and only a lit
tle later other orators will go to bis aid
on the stump. '
The plan of Gov. Hooper's campaign
has been revealed. It is to play sym
pathy with Democracy in Middle and
West Tennessee, and to appeal to the
partisan prejudice of Republicans over
in East Tennessee, insisting to them
that in this good year 1914 Tennessee is
to become "permanently Republican."
The Governor hopes at the expiration
of bis third term to be able to present
this State as a pleasing gift to the Re
publican party. The present campaign
is one of intense importance to his po
litical fortunes. He wants a re-election
to the Governorship and in 1916, as a
candidate for the United States Sen
ate, to throw Tennessee's electoral vote
against Woodrow Wilson, or whoever
the Democrats nominate. That he can
be Senator and can babd Tennessee over
to the Republicans he firmly believes.
His first act, in the event of a re-election
and a Legislature fivoiabl to him,
will be to have$ law enacted giving him
the right to remove or interchange
judges, mayors, attorneys general and
pretty much every other official in the
State wheueversueh official in the con
scientious exercise of his duty may fail
to please the doughty excellency from
over the mountains. He would make
all such officials puppets for his own
There is little diffeience when it comes
to the real meaning of the thing be
tween a law giving him the power to
exchange and ihterehange. The peo
ple of Madison or Shelby or Weakley
or Maury or any other county believe
they have the right to elect their own
judges and the further right to have
their litigation presided over by these.
It is safe to say they will resent the
bringing of a judge to them from Car
ter or from Anderson or from any other
county. The plan is revolutionary and
outrageous. It is the cruel scheme of
a man who is sure, should the law be
enacted, to bring even more trouble to
State that has already suffered long and
The Governor will have to meet the
issue and it will not be easy for him to
prove so much power, too much for
even the best of Governors, is not im
measurably more thau too much for a
Governor who has already established
himself as a menace to orderly govern
ment and the prosperity of the State's
institutions. With such a man foment
ing such conspiracies it surely is time
for all good citizens, Democrats espec
ially, of whatover past affiliations, to
get together for the State's welfare.
The election of Gen. Eye and a Dem
ocratic Legislature would put an end to
the political unrest which has too long
upset Tennessee and give to the people
new opportunity for commercial and
Making Ends Meet.
"If debt is to be avoided, expense must be kept
on the rifcht side of income."
Under present conditions, many heads
of families are finding it increasingly
harder to make ends meet, while as tar
as making them lap a little, that seems
impossible, they say. But that is what
must be done if progress Or any pro
vision for the future is to be made.
Every man ought to know that if he
has good health but does not get on in
the world and accumulate something,
he alone is to blame, The opportunity
lias been before him.
The best helper in any man's life is
a good wife. She puts hope into the
heart of a man and inspires him to do
his best; she assists him to save money
and sets the example herself, but she
may not know how to save wisely- t
Lack of thrift in household buying
is generally considered a cause of high
cost of living. The old-time grocer
never expected to sell less than a whole
ham or a shoulder or a side of bacon,
half or a bushel ot meal, a peck to a
bushel of beans, a peck of dried apples.
A five or ten gallon keg of molasses
was a common sale, almost never less
than a gallon, then the purchasers bring
ing their own jugs.
Now neonlo buy 10 cents worth of
corn syrup and must have it in a tin
can that costs 3i cents to make. In
place of bringing or sending a jug and
getting a gallon of vinegar for 20 to 30
cents, they buy the same sort of vine
gar in bottles, so it costs 80 cents to $1
gallon. They must have their ham and
bacon cut in certain sort of slices, re
gardless of the waste, buyers only tak
ing enough for a single meal, say 10 to
35 cents worth. t
Another thing, people now buy the
hard staples of life in what we may say
are infinitesimal quantities. The store
room in a home is a rare thing. Many
families now make separate purchases
for every meal; they send or telephone
to the grocery many times a day. It
costs the grocer almost as much to sell
and deliver each 10 cent sale as a $5 one.
Boys and girls now growing up should
be taught the elementary facts in regard
to marketing, as well as saving and de
positing" banks; it would be a great
The Democratic Executive Committee
of Obion County, Tennessee, is hereby
called to meet at th courthouse in
Union City, Tenn., on Monday, the 7th
day of September, 1914.
The newly elected committeemen
from each, civil district are also request
ed to be present without fail for the
purpose of organization and the work
that will be required of them in the
interest of the Democratic ticket.
P. D. Hornueak, Chairman.
E. J. Geken, Secretary,
Swellings of tfie flesh caused by in
flammation, cold, fractures of the bone,
toothache, neuralgia or rheumatism can
be relieved by applying BALLARD'S
SNOW LINIMENT. It should bo well
rubbed in over the part affected. Its
great healing and penetrating power
eases the pain, reduces swelling and re
stores natural conditions. Price 25c,
5f: and f 1.00 per bottle.. Sold by Oli
ver's Red Cross Drug Store. advt
WEEKLY CHATS WITH
Shortage Allowed the Dealer
Weights and Measures.
By IVCIC8 P. BROWN, Commissioner.
Chapter 35 of the Acts of the Legis
lature of the First Extra session of 1913
is an Act to prevent frauds in weights,
measures, etc.. and to endeavor to as
sure the customer that the dealer
giving him the weight which he ought
to have when he is purchasing. This
Act directs the State Sealer and th
Superintendent of Weights and Mcas
ures to fix and determine a reasonable
variation for the weights of all classes
of commodities. These have been de
termined for the larger part of th
goods sold within the State of Tennes
see and are given below. These varia
ations mean, of course, that when any
amount of the commodities named
weighed, the weight must not vary
from the true weight by'more than the
proportion stated. For instance, fresh
meats may not vary from the weight
which they are represented to be by
more than two per cent. Thus 10 lbs
weight of fresh meat must not be less
than 9.8 lb. or 9 lbs. and 13 oz. These
variations of course are allowed because
it is impossible to do weighing with ex
act accuracy in every case, no matter
bow hard the dealer may try. Here
are the variations allowed:
Butter, in prints, wrapped, 4 oz. on
the pound or 3 per cent.
Groceries, confectioneries, and all
other articles handled by grocers, con
fectioners, etc., when sold in one pound
lots or fractions thereof, at a price not
exceeding 40 cents per pound, J oz. per
lb. or 3 ger cent.
All articles same as above sold at over
40 cents per pound, i oz. per lb. or ap
proximately 2 per cent.
All commodities of this , character
which are weighed, in lots of one pound
to 10 pounds, 11 per cent. Same, in
lots from 10 pounds up, 1 per cent
Meats, fresh, 2 per cent.
Meats, cured, 1 per cent by weight on
net weight, not including wrapping
Ice. when cut from blocks and not
in original blocks made by mauufac
turer, 10 per. cent.
Ice, when sold in original blocks, no
tolerances allowed below 300 pounds.
since these blocks art manufactured to
go to the dealer with a weight of 300
pounds or over.
Salt, when sold in barrel lots, 1 per
cent by net weight, not including bar
rel. This applies only to salt not sold
for food purposes for man or other an
Hay, baled, timothy, and timothy
and clover, 1 per cent.
Hay, baled, clover or alfalfa, z per
Hay, baled, clover and other grasses,
li rjer cent.
Corn, hulled or cracked or when mixed
with other feeds and sold in burlap bags
weighing 7 1 oz., 1 j per cent.
Same, in sacks, J of 1 per cent.
Oats, in sacks, J of 1 per cent; in bags
(7i oz. burlap), 11 per cent. AH other
grains same as oats.
All other feedstuffs, whether cracked
or not, sold in sacks, 1 of 1 per cent,
Same when sold in 71 oz. bags, ll per
Coal, coke and like products, 1 per
Up to and including 1 lb. packages,
2 per cent.
Up to and including 10 lb. packages,
ll per cent.
Above 10 pounds, 1 per cent.
DRY GOODS. KOTIONS. ETC., BOLD BY UK-
When sold in one yard lengths, of
an inch per yard.
When sold in more than 1 yard up to
and including 4 yards 1 inch per yard.
When sold above 4 yards, 1-10 of an
inch, per yard. All these to be taken
on the total number of yards and will
apply when sold in bolt, roll or like
Housewives in particular ought to cut
this out and post it up in their kitch
ens 30 that they may always have it in
mind and know when they are being
cheated, and practically every other con
sumer, espt-cially those buying -much
feed, hardware, etc., ought to clip it
and "paste it in their hat.t.", ,
Crimson Clover for Seed.
By H. A. MORGAN.-
Not very many varieties of seed have
experienced a greater advance in prico
since the opening of the European war
than crimson clover. An advance on
local markets of $4.00 a bushel, and
even, more, has not been uncommon.
Fortunately many farmers, anticipating
August seeding, had purchased their
seed before the extreme market advance.
The high price of crimson clover seed is
likely to prevail until matters in Europe
become adjusted. It is important that
Tennessee growers of crimson clover
give mot e attention to the production of
seed. TiufiUble yields can be secured,
and the crop is threshed so much earlier
here than in Europe that we would al
ways be assured of new seed. Much of
the European seed is more than a year
old when sown here. ,
Tho many Tennessee farmors who
have produced crimson clover seed have
found it profitable. Those who have
been growing crimson clover for cover,
pasture, green manure, or hay, aud who.
know something of the habits of tho
plant and conditions necessary for rea
sonable success, might easily shift to
seed production, so long as favorable
A clover attachment to the ordinary
grain thresher separates clover seed.
Where large acreages in a' community
are grown for seed, clover hullers may
While there are vast areas of land in
the State where crimson clover may bo
grown successfully, it would seem wise
that large acreages should not be planted
for seed by those who have not pre
viously grown this crop successfully, or
who cannot -arrange for inoculation by
soil from farms where it has been a
Real Estate Transfers.
Henderson Morton etal., trustees, to
West Tennessee Wholesale Grocery Co.,
lot in Union City, $2,250.
J. W. McCorkle and wife to Bob Fox
and T. O. Morris, 35 acres in No. 15,
son, 23 acres in No. 12, $1,000.
W. E. Jackson and wife to Z. F,
Wilson, nnn-lialf infarnat. in 3,17 srrnu
in No. 12, $5,000. -T.
R. Meadow and wife to R. L,
Lockert, 27 acres in No. 13, $5,000.
W. E. Shipp to J. S.' Alexander,
trustee, lot in No. 7, $20.
W. E, Jackson and wife to F, L.
Cuthbert, 27 acres in No. 13, $3,380.
A.vWiIson and wife to W. P. Beard,
lot in Obion, $1,200.
W. J. Erwin and wife to Wm. J,
Berry, 16 acres in No. 0, $2,000.
H. I. Wade to II . A. Catron, lot in
No. 13, $100.
G. W. Gibbs to Hugh A. Catron', lot
in No. 18, $140.
E. D. 8mith to E. Ov Mathis and wife,
lot in No. 11, $350,
W. J. Erwin and wife to Leland Har
den, lot in No. 6, $350.
Walter B. Clark and wife to James
Clark, 47 acres in No. 6, $1,645.
Mrs. Lula B. Grooms to Charles
Roberts and wife, 110 acres in No. 8,
Mrs. Martha A. Hayes to Hugh Jones
et al., 75 acres in No. 16, $2,715.
Following parties filed deeds convey
ing to tne (jhicago, bt. Louis & New
Orleans Railway Co. (Illinois Central)
lands for right of way in districts Nos.
6, 11, 4, 13: J. H. Stover, $130; J.
W. Ward, $130; Chas. Wilson et al.,
$130; A. Wilson et al., $1,200; II. II.
Wade et al., $100; Edgar E. Shore et
$44; T. P. Talmer et al., $240; J.
L. Peery et al., $10; Polk McDonald,-
t izo; ia. u. wonatt et ai., wu; li. ll.
Joyner et al., $102; E, L. Hauseretal.,
100; J. F. Howard," $510; Del Harper x
et al., $210; John II. Head et al., $150;
John W. Head et al, $150; Ellen Guy
i 1 mn. -t t v , .
et ai., iiias. u. reniressi pr. P!,,
$180; W. J. Caldwell et al., $180; O.
II. Clemmons et al., $210; Thos. E.
Christian and wife, $25; W. L. Clem
mons et al., $170; Georgia II. Cook et
al., $200; A.C. Anderson etal.. $2,400.
ill interested are requested to meet
at Sanders Chapel next Saturday morn-
ng.JPt- 5, for the purpose of clean
ing up the graveyard. Everybody come
and help. L. 8. Wim.iams.
If you want a farm of any size, ten
acres up, come to see us. It costs you
nothing to look St these farms.
' Davis & lt;&.-Ki.i,,
Real Estate Agents,
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