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Marshall- & Bairdi Union City, Tenn.
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For Trustee. . .
i a c i." l; i v w authorized to announce W
B. (Ellis) Jackson a candidate for Trustee of
Obion County, suojeci 10 me action 01 inc
Democratic party. Election first Thursday io
August, 1916.
Start New Year Right
Some of Jhe most successful adver
tisers in Fulton started with small ap
propriations. As their advertising en
larged their trade and widened the scope
of the territory to which they appealed,
they grew more courageous and in
creased thoir advertising space. That
was sensible, and prosperity followed.
The Leader would like to help the
ema!ladvertiser who is yet timid about
his newspaper publicity. The Leader
has employes, whose business it is to
make,' suggestions,, as to form and sub
- stance in advertising and their knowledge
and experience is at your service with
out cost.
Once having tasted the benefits of
advertising, the smaller advertiser will
not think of doing without this modern
business stimulant. Fulton Leader.
The foregoing from the Fulton Leader
shows what is being accomplished in the
newspaper line at Fulton and what is
possible with a business enterprise under
good management.
As much as we like to compliment our
friend, Mr. Williams, on his success,
and as little as we care to acknowledge
the comparative progress in southwest
Kentucky and northwest Tennessee
newspapers, we cannot conceal the fact
that newspaper strides in Fulton are far
in advance of anything in this country,
and, as far as that is concerned, of any
thing that has been accomplished io this
section of country from Faducah to Jack
son. It is remembered well that there
had not been a real success in the daily
newspaper business in Jackson until the
Jackson Sun with its present manage
ment a few years ago launched the pres
ent publication. Jackson was therefore
a city of fifteen thousand population be
fore she bad a successful daily news
paper, lne history of raducan news
papers ,js practically the same. But the
Fulton Leader, in i town of five thou
sand, crossed the experimental stage a
few years ago over to the ranks of busi
cess successes, ana is now a paying in
vestment in that enterprising little city
As stated, we are forced to concede
the honors of uewspaperdom in this
country to the Leader. But that is only
the newspaper side of the question. Ful
ton is reaping the reward of this enter
prise. The business men there, under
the stimulus of the Leader's work, are
advertising as no people in this part of
the country have ever advertised, and
thereby hangs the secret of Fulton's
business growth. Just at a time when
our own business was a little less than
normal at this time of the year, for
Union City has always enjoyed the dis
tinction of being a good advertising
town, and we were carrying an average
of forty-five columns of advertising a
week, the Leader was carrying an aver
age of fifty.to seventy-five columns a
day six days in the week. It is not a
case of the loss of advertising spirit in
Union City, but one of remarkable
growth in Fulton, and incidentally, we
say, the business men (here are losing
no money and the city is profiting by it.
The Leader is therefore doing the
double duty of achieving its own sue
cess and contributing to the growth of
Fulton. There is hardly any way jo
escape the evidences of these remarks,
and we are not going to ignore the facts.
The Leader has not made a specialty
of the editorial field, but to local matters
and the public spirit in Fulton the paper
lias directed its efforts! There is no
good excuse to avoid editorial duties,
but much less the local interests, and
the Leader has been a remarkably good
of adjustment. . Gov. . Colquitt would
have the country plunged into war to
satisfy a little personal bigotry. He
would Have men butcheifJ for only a
whin, President Wijbon has enough
. . . - . . . m. .
pare or.oi8 people ua iook 'after nis
country, -: and that? is more than the
Governor of Texas pas exhibited. ' The
Presidents ende&wmng to protect the
interests of the humblest citizen, and for
that the Governor daes not seem to care
a rap. 'President Wilson is a Democrat.
Governor Colquitt evidently does not
know iat the word mdans. Much of
this kiud. of recklesb extravagance and
the Governor would find himself retired
from politics.- Likely he is one of those
fellows who have outbreaks which upset
his mental equilibrium, otherwise one
of the most sensible men. We have
seen 6uch people. ;
And success along these lines has
been the result of our neighbor journal
ist's work.
Gov. Colquitt, of Texas, has certainly
made a monumental fool of himself.
No sane man, with any amount of good
common sense, say nothing of a Demo
crat, would be guilty of such an out
burst. The Governor brands the pres
ent Administration as the weakest and
worst of all the Presidential administra
tions in the history of the United States.
And yet there has never been in all
these years during any term of the
Presidency as much constructive legisla
tion, aa much legislation for the masses,
as much for Democracy. Any radical
change .will effect business to some ex
tent. But to say that simply because
business must be adapted to the new
conditions there must be no change
would be very poor philosophy. Might
as well say that legislation in the in-
We have a very interesting article on
'Safety First" in this week's paper,
written by the Commissioner of Agri
culture, Mr. Peck. It is not an agri
cultural article, so there is no risk to
run in reading it. We don't blame the
people for being bored with so much
agricultural nonsense, but this is a mat
ter everyb'ody is interested in, and its
importance-is denoted in' the statistics
given. Our attention was called a few
weeks ago by Mr, Pickard, of the Cum
berland Company, to a lot of loose wir
ing at the base of some of the poles in
in the city. It was not a criticism, but
the importance of calling attention to
boys and children generally of the dan
ger in touching and handling these
wires. Some of them may be dead
wires and some of them may be live
ones. They don't know every time,
and they don't know sometimes when
they think they do. It is nearly always
the gun that wasn't loaded that kills,
and it is usually the same way with
loose wires and with hopping trains.
The cute boy, the smart guy, can very
often save himself, but the weaker com
panion follows him and suffers the pen
alty. Very often the wise guy is caught,
and death is the price of his reckless
ness. It is no coward who takes care
of himself. Let the wires alone, the
freight trains, the guns. Let them all
alone unless you are engaged in the
business, or unless you are using them
for the purposes intended. Safety first
is the idea, and you may have many
more years to live. It costs nothing to
stay away from these things. It may
cost a life if you meddle, and a sorrow
stricken home.
, Jesus the Perfect Man,
There is no other character in history
UKB iaai oi jesus. . .""-
As a preacher, as a doer of things,
and as a philosopher no man ever had
the sweep and the vision of Jesus,
A'humau analysis of the human (tc-
Kev. J. L. Hudgins, editor of the
Cumberland Presbyterian and secretary
and treasurer of the Board of Trustees
of the Cumberland Presbyterian Theo
logical Seminary, was in the city the
first of the week visiting the family of
his son, W. E. Hudgins. He reports
the progress of the C. P. Church to be
in the main very satisfactory. The
Cumberland Presbyterian last year
raised more than $12,500 for the pur
pose of re-establishing a printing plant
and is now in the work of raising $100,
000 as additional endowment for the
Theological Seminary. Since last May
$16,300 has been secured and Mr. Hudg
ins thinks that the full $100,000 will be
secured by the meeting of the next Gen
eral Assembly at Memphis next May.
Mr. Hudgins said that the only thing
in which the work of the church is not
entirely satisfactory is the matter of ac
curate statistics. He thinks that that
matter will soon be properly adjusted
and that accurate statistics will in the
near future be obtained.
comfcion sense and discretion 0 .takftftioo. of. Jesus brings to view a rule4 of
life that is amazing in its perfect detail.
The system of ethics Jesus taught
during His earthly sojourn 2,000 years
ago was true then, bas been true in
every centurysince, and will be true
forpver. ' .'-'; v '
riato was a great thicker and learned
in his ager' but his teachings did not
stand the test of time. In big things
and in little things time and human ex
perience have shown that he erred.
Marcus Aurelius touched the reflective
mind of the world, but be was cold and
austere as brown marble.
the doctrine of Confucius, gave a great
nation moral and mental dry rot.
The teachings of Buddha resulted in
mental and moral chaos that makes
India derelict.
Mohammed offered a system of ethics
which was adopted by millions of peo
ple. Now their children live in deserts
where once there were cities, along dry
rivers where once there was moisture,
and lu the shadows of gray, barren hills
where once there was greenness.
Thomas Aquinas was a profound
philosopher, but parts of his system
have been abandoned.
Francis of Assissi was Christlike in his
saiutliness, but in some things he was
Thomas a Kempis' Imitation of Christ
is a thing of rare beauty and sympathy,
but it is, as its name indicates, only an
Sir Thomas Moore's Utopia is yet a
dream that cannot be realized.
Lord Bacon writing on chemistry and
medicine under the glasses of the man
working in a twentieth century labora
tory is puerile.
The world's most learned doctors un
til a hundred and fifty years ago gave
dragon's blood and the ground dried
tails of lizards and shells of eggs for cer
tain ailments. The great surgeons a
hundred years ago bled a man if he were
Napoleon bad the world at his feet for
four years, and when he died the world
was going on its way as if be had never
Jesus taught little as to property be
cause He knew there were thingsof more
importance than property. He measured
property and life, the body and soul, at
their exact relative value. He taught
much as to character, because character
is of more importance than dollars.
Other men taught us to develop sys
tems of government. Jesus taught so
as to perfect the minds of men. Jesus
looked to the soul, while other men
dwelled on material things.
After the experience of 2,000 years no
man can find a flaw in the governmental
system as outlined by Jesus.
Czar and kaiser, president and so
cialist give to complete merit their ad
miration. .
No man to-day, no matter whether
he follows the doctrine of Mills, Marx or
George as to property, can find a false
principle in Jesus' theory of property.
In the duty of a man to his fellows no
sociologist has ever approximated the
perfection of the doctrine laid down by
Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount.
Not all the investigations of chemists,
not all the discoveries of explorers, not
all the experiences of rulers, not all the
historical facts that go to make up the
sum of human knowledge on this day in
1912 are in contradiction to one word
uttered or one principle hid down by
The human experiences of 2,000 years
show that Jesus never made a mistake.
Jesus never uttered a doctrine that was
true at the time and then became ob
solete. Jesus spoke the truth; He lived the
truth; and truth is eternal.
History has no record of any other
man leading a perfect life or doing every
thing in logical order. Jesus is the only
person whose every action and whose
every utterance strike a true note in the
heart and mind of every man born of a
woman. He never said a foolish thing,
never did a foolish act and never dis
sembled. No poet, no dreamer, no philosopher
loved humanity with the love that Jesus
bore toward all meh.
Who then was Jesus?
He could not have been merely a man,
for there never was a man who had two
consecutive thoughts absolute in truth
ful perfection. k
Jesus must have been what Christen
dom proclaims Him to be a divine be
ing or He could not have been what
He was. No mind but an infinite mind
could have left behind those things
which Jesus gave to the world as a
heritage. Commercial Appeal.
Ask Your Grocer for it
Dahnke-VValker Milling Co.
jgj Ask us for prices when selling your grain.
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$1 Pays for The Commercial 1 Year
Mr. Samuel G. Neville, of Knoxville,
Tenn., a candidate for Commissioner of
Insurance for the State of Tennessee,
was a visitor in the city this week. Mr.
Neville, some years ago, was special
insurance agent with business that
brought him to Union City much of the
time. He was well known here, and
his return a few days ago, accompanied
bv nis brother-in-law, J. a. Uood. in a
canvass of the city, brought him a re
newal of old-time friends and acquaint
ances, who were greatly pleased to in
dorse him for the appointment under
Governor-elect Thos. C. Eye. Mr.
Neville is an accomplished insurance
man and one of fine personality.
Adrian M. Newens.
Adrian M. Newens will be here on the
night of Jan. 5. He gives The Mes
sage From Mars" a comedy, a story,
a great play teeming with human con
ditions and problems. Its theme is the
revolution of selfish man. There are
fifteen different characters. The marvel
of the artist's work is that these fifteen
characters come and go with no apparent
effort. One comment is hat "Mars is
a golden message presented by a superb
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Fish Game
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Sold Hogs by Telephone
A South Carolina farmer had a large number
of hogs which were ready to kill. The weather
was so warm that killing was out of the question.
He went to his telephone, called a dealer in
Columbia over Long Distance and .sold his hogs
at a good price. He then called the local freight -office
and arranged for shipment.
The telephone is now a necessity on the farm.
You can have one on your farm at small cost
See the nearest Bell Telephone Manager or
send a postal for our free booklet.
Cumberland Telephone
and Telegraph Company
No. 211 South Pry or St., Atlanta, Ga.
y heave Union City.
No. 5 .7.45 a.m. No. 3 3.05 p.m
No. 939.55 p.m.
No. 52 ..6.47 a.m. No. 4.. .12.50 p.m
No. 92..7.10 p.m.
Office: Room 1, Nailling Building
Physician and Surgeon
Office over Front Rooms, Miss Flannery'a
Millinery btore, next to rarmers
Exchange Bank.
Phones Office 193. Residence 446
All calls answered day or night.
Location Office and Hospital opposite Hou
ser's Livery Stable.
Telephones Office 428; Residence 207
Union City, Tenn.
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