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;f. WtTennesseeCouri UNION pITY, TENN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1915. ' VOL. 23 NO. 41. '
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Peter Cooper, who When yet alive, gave $630,000 to found
Cooper Union in New York City, earned only $25 a year for
the first twp years he was in that city. He was an apprentice to
a coachmaker. He saved $20 the first two years and put it in
. MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK. ,
OLD NATIONAL BANK
Union City, Tennessee
SEES PROSPERITY AHEAD
WITHIN GRASP OF PEOPLE
m . . 2
Wholesale and Retail .
Grain, Hay and Field Seeds
Alsike, Alfalfa, Red Top, Timothy,
Blue Grjass, Orchard Grass
and all kinds of Field Seed
HAY AND CORN
Corn Chops, Bran, Oats, Cotton Seed
, v Meal and Hulls
and all kinds of Feed.
Telephone No. 5fl
MEAL, HULLS AM CAKE
Let me figure with you on your feeding this winter.
I am in position to give you some close prices on
Cotton Seed Products
As I am associated now with the Lake County Man
ufacturing Co., both at Tiptonville and Dyersburg,
Tenn.; am representing them on a salary and can
Mill Prices and the Highest Protein Made
Call either at off ice or py residence phone at night.
We are also paying.jthe 1 Highest Market Price for
COTTON AND COTTON SEED.
CUSTOM GINNING ON SATURDAYS
Office Phone 346. Residence Phone 514
LAKE COUNTY IM. CO.
F. L FIITMN, lliiipr Union City, to,
Secretary of Commerce Redfield
' Writes New Year's Greeting.
Washington, Dec. 31. Heartened bv
months of close study of the nation's
business outlook, Secretary Redfield of
the Commerce Department to-day wrote
a New Year's greeting to merchants and
manufacturers, bidding them reach out
for the prosperity he sees within their
grasp. There is no warrant, Mr. Red
field declares, for gloom or despair. His
If you want prosperity, do your own
share to bring it, and do it now. Get
that addition on your shop going; it
will cost you less to-day than six months
hence. Is trade a bit dull in the works?
Get those improvements besun. Prices
are low and likeljfto rise. You've
been thinking of that contract work;
better start it yourself, before things get
the start on you.
'This country slows down a bit now
and then, but it never stops growing,
and it always moves up, and not down.
We don't know what it means in most
of the United States to have real general
distress.. Think of Belgium and Poland,
O man with a grouch, and slink into
your hole and pull it in after you! There
think of your sins and your blessings,
and come out with your courage in
There are lots of good American
examples of pluck. Do you remember
San Francisco and Galveston and Chi
cago, Boston, Charleston, Baltimore and
Dayton and many others like them!
Remember Thomas A. Edison and lots
of others of your fellow citizens who
showed pluck when things were hard.
"Nothing's the matter with the man
with a grouch except an absentee heart
and this country of yours a pretty good
do your level best, quit talking misery
Ihe war's over yonder not here. Men
are slaughtered yonder--they are living
here. It's all clouds there clear day
Get out and sell some goods. Plant
some more acres; dt moie work than
you planned. Talk cheerful talk and
you'll find this country of yours a pretty
good place, after all."
The Secretary supports his hopeful
views with figures on American foreign
commerce since the outbreak of the
great war. Since August, when the
monthly trade balance showed a deficit
of nearly $20,000,000 through excess of
imports over exports, the situation has
been completely changed. For Decem
ber alone it is estimated the export ex
cess will reach $100,000,000 or more.
with one exception the highest mark
of the last two years.
The floating debt of the United States
to foreign countries has been paid in
goods, Secretary Redfield declares, and
he looks now to the near approach of a
day when the United States will take her
place as creditor nation, no longer a
Since the war 105 foreign-built ships
have come under the American flag.
Additions are being made every week.
Already plans are afoot to draw closer
through commercial bonds the Latin-
American countries. Officials of the
Commerqe Department have been study
ing the problem, and there has been
called a conference here between finan
cial ministers and great bankers of all
American republics next year. From
that gathering is expected to come prac
tical suggestions to stimulate trade re-
In preparing for the new year the
Commerce Department will issue Jan
uary 2 the first copy of the new Daily
L-ommercial Keport to supplant the old
consular bulletins. Dr. Pratt, of th
foreign and domestic commerce bureau,
decided to-day to print in the new pub
lication cablegrams from trade advisers.
data as to crop yields and conditions and
condition from the census bureau and
agricultural department, and informa
tion as to war risk insurance. . The plan
is to condense into the daily all day oc
currences among the government de
partments that directly and immediately
affect the country's business interests.
The 'American Telephone and Tele
graph Company announces that ar
rangements have been made bv which
employees of the Bell System who have
been two years or more in the service
and who so desire may purchase stock
of the company for 1110 per share on
easy terms of payment.
No employee can purchase more than
One share for each $300 of annual wages
he receives not more than ten shares
whatever his wages
The terms of payment will be $2.00
per share per month beginning with
March, 1915, and the Quarterly dividends
paid on the stock will go towards paying
for it after deducting interest at 4 per
cent per annum on the unpaid balances
The American Company has paid 8
per cent dividends for seven years and it
is calculated that dividends at this rate
and the $2.00 per share per month pay
ments by employees will pay for the
stock in full by November, 1918. Any
employee who so desires can after March
1, 1917, but not before, pay in the bal
ance on his stock and receive his stock
Should an employee leave the service
or die before his stock is fully paid for.
the amount he has paid in plus the ac
cumulated dividends (less 4 per cent in
terest) will be paid back.
The American Telephone and Tele
graph Company is the parent company
of the Bell Telephone System which
operates or connects with eight and a
half million telephone stations through
out the United States.
It has about '00,000 stockholders and
1G0,000 employees. Its issued capital
stock is nearlv $350,000,000. and is
quoted on the Stock Exchanges at about
$118 per share.
The company makes it plain that no
employee is under any obligation to buy
any stock, but it is believed that a con
siderable number of employees will take
advantage of this opportunity to save a
little money every month and invest it
in the business.
A LESSON IN BUSINESS
WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING
Walter Hines, Page, American Am
bassador to England, wired the State
Department that the attitude of the
British Government toward the Ameri
can note of protest was entirely friendly.
A call for 150 brings thn rnal ttimn
Union City Ice & Coal Co.
The Republican campaign for 1916
will be conducted on- a high tariff plane,
according to Washington developments,
and a big fund has been raised to push
a return to Payne-Aldrich standards.
With the Immigration Bill passed by
both houses and ready for conference,
the Senate will probably undertake, as
the next legislative task, the Govern
ment Ship Purchase Bill.
President Wilson has decided on Jos.
K. Davies, Edward W. Hurley and Geo.
F.' Peabodv as members of the Trade
Commission, according to a White
Following the receipt of a message
from Gen. Scott, Washington officials
said that they still looked for an early
settlement of difficulties at Naco, Ariz.
A report on German atrocities, made
after an investigation and submitted to
Secretary Bryan, was given out by the
Belgian Minister to the United States.
The formal New Year's reception was
not held at the White House because
of Mrs. Wilson's death, but the diplo
mats all left cards during the day.
French banks have renounced the
moratorium where it applies to the pay
ment of deposits on demand, according
to news received in Washington.
A report issued by Warden Osborne,
of Sing Sing, showed that under the
new humanitarian rules trouble in the
big penitentiary had decreased.
A parade of unemployed men and
women in New York culminated in a
riot because certaiu banners p.arriprl
were objected to by the police. -
A test case of the Arizona profiibi
tion law was begun by the arrest of a
saloonkeeper who sold after the State
wide law went into effect.
Lack of neutral ships has hampered
the work of,the War Risk Insurance
Bureau, according to a letter written
by Secretary McAdoo.
Two big fires in Philadelphia kept the
firemen busy and did over $1,000,000
damage. The railroad lines were held
up for several hours.
More than $20,000,000 was spent last
year in fighting tuberculosis, and of
this amount 66 per cent was contribut
ed from public funds.
Dispatches to Buenos Aires sav'that
a revolution has broken out in Para
guay and that the President of the re
public is a prisoner. ' j
Why Are Our Factories Not Run
ning Night and Day?
A writer in Associated Advertising
makes the following observations the
article should be carefullv read and
considered by the business men of the
"What is the matter with the United
"As I have been residing in London
since the beginning of the war I have
been hearing this question asked on all
sides. I have never heard anv satisfac
tory answer. No one seems to know.
"Why are the American factories not
running night and day? Why are the
railroads not opening up new territories
and getting ready for the millions of
immigrants who have already made up
their minds to leave Europe as soon as
the war is over?
"Why are there not fifty American
drummers in London right now, trying
to sell $200,000,000 worth of American
goods in place of the goods that were
bought last year from Germany and
Why have the advertisers become
quitters just at the time when their ad
vertisements were most needed and most
effective in cheering on the business
forces of the United States?
From the European pomt of view
the United States 'is a haven of peace
and security and prosperity. It has no
troubles that it dare mention to Bel
gium, or Austria, or France, or Ger
many, or Servia, or Great Britain. I
'Every tenth Briton has enlisted.
Every tenth Frenchman is at the front.
Every tenth Belgian is dead. What does
the United States know of trouble?
"If I could afford it I would charter
the Mauretania and Lusitania and con
vey a party of 5,000 American adver
tisers to Europe for a trip of education.
I would give them a week in London,
a week in Paris and a week in Antwerp.
"I would let them look at the United
States from the scene of war. I would
give them a look at real trouble. I
would let them see trains, ten at a time,
five minutes apart, packed with the
maimed and the dying.
"I would let them hear from frag
mentary survivors the incredible story
of battlefields 150 miles wide, and
armies that are greater than the entire
population of Texas.
I would let them see graves 100
yards long and full and Belgium, the
country that was, nothing now but 12,
000 square miles of wreckage.
"Then, when they began to under
stand, to some slight extent, the mag
nitude and awfulnessof the war, I would
say to them:
Now go back and appreciate the
United States. Realize your oppor
tunities. Don't start dizeine trenches
when nobody is firing at you. Don't
fall down when you have not been hit
Don't be blind to the most glorious
chance you have ever had in your life.
Go back and advertise. Get ready
for the most tremendous business boom
that any nation ever had. Build your
factories bigger. Train more salesmen.
Borrow more money. Go ahead, and
thank God that you are alive and that
your family is alive, and that vou are
living in a land that is at peace, ata
time when nearly the whole world is at j
Can't Get Along Without It.
The Commercial, Union City, TenD. '
Dear sirs: Please find check for wl)ich
please send The Commercial for one
year to E. T. Jernigan & Co., Clovis,'
N. M., and your special big four maga
zine offer with The Commercial for one .
year to my address.' Jernigan and I
couldn't possibly .get along without outft
home paper, The Commercial. It &r-
rives in Clovis Saturday night, and the '
first thing the next morning is to get the
paper and read what's dping in our
home State. I am still with the A. Tr
& S. F. Ry. Co. as Round House BonuaT
Clerk. We are working about 500 men'
now. y - ,i
New Mexico is a great place in which
to live, and Clovis is one of the biggest ;
little towns of its size in the great South- sf
west. Clovis is on the main Santa Fe ft,'
Gulf to the Coast Lines, and the open- f
ing of the San Francisco Exposition ..
will mean a great boom for our citv. i
We bave four fast trains through hftrn t;
every day to say nothing of the greats
freight service we have each day. . .1
Will close with an invitation to all our W
Tennessee friends who expect to visit the
Panama Exposition next year to stop
over in Clovis and see us. Wishing you
a prosperous New Year.
I am very respectfully,
C. C. Callicott.
Clovis, N. M., Dec. 28.
Warren McDonald Camp, No. 936,
met in the City Hall Jan. 4, 1915.
Commander Dr. J. T. Lasley called the
camp to order. Chaplain J. A. Cloar
opened the meeting with prayer. Min
utes read and approved.
Several matters were discussed.
Motion carried to have the adjutant
ask all the members of the camp to be
sure and be present at a call meeting of
the camp on the first Monday in Match
and come prepared to pay up their dues.
This is to those who did not pay at the
Kenton reunion on Oct. 8, 1913, or who
did not pay at the Union City reunion
Oct. 8, 1914.
Motion carried to adjourn to meet on
the first Monday in March in the City
Hall at 1 o'clock p. m.
R. W. Powell, Adjt.
Rev. J. H. Witt Dead.
News reached the city Saturday of the
death of the Rev. J. H. Witt, which oc
curred on Friday evening at home in
Rev. Witt had been in declining
health for some months, although his
demise was not unexpected. It comes as
a shock to a wide circle of friends in
this section, where he has been long
and favorably known, haying been cir
cuit rider here in his early ministry, and
since that time has served as presiding
elder of this district. Fo more than
sixty years Rev. Witt has been an effi
cient minister in the Methodist Mem
phis Conference. At the time of his
death he was 83 years of age.
The deceased was the father of Mrs.
W. W. Adams, wife of Rev. Adams.
pastor of the Methodist Church ih this
city last year. The bereaved family
have the sympathy of a large circle of
friends in this community. Fulton
Leader. . . .: ,
To My Friends.
During the holidays of Xmas at times
I was lonely, because of the sad acci
dent that occurred Dec. 20,. 1914. Still
we are never too old to learn, as we are
told from our forefathers and mothers.
We must consider that all things hap
pen for the best, and we must be will
ing for the Lord's work to be carried
out instead of our's. God didn't in
tend for everything to be on the bright
side at first; if so, Jesus would have
never been crucified, and many of us can
imagine how sad and dark the hours
must have been then. Therefore we do
not know what we shall reap nor when
we soweth. But for some cause I feel
and pray that some good deed may
happen from this accident, for God
knoweth ibest, for he is the same to
day, to-morrow and forever.
I know not how to thank my many.
many friends for the tender watch, care
and kindness they gave to me during
my delay, but I shall never-Jit them,
even in my prayers. As you remem
ber that one of Jesus' great deeds
He did during His stay on'earth was to
have sympathy and heal the sick and
afflicted. He did so 'even on the Sab
bath day. We could not live without
friends, for a friend when .in need is a
friend indeed, and all things work to
gether for those that love the Lord.
I also received several nice presents
while sick, such as flowers, candies,
frui($ boxes of Xmas food and other
nice gifts, and nobody knows what joy '
it brought to my heart, for I felt that
if you remembered me that way that .
many would remember me in their
I feel, I shall soon be able to begin -
my music work, as I am on crutches
now and am doing nicely.
Friends, I feel that I am lucky, and
you were just as nice to me as could
Kentucky will have no building
the Panama Pacific Exposition. The
commissioners did not raise enough
money to pay the expenses of their
campaign. ' "C
Tired of studying only the brains of
criminals, scientists started a movement
to have promfnent men bequeath their
brains for study.
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