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DENTIST Over .White & Burchard'g Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephone v Office 144-2, Residence 144-3 COMMER DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchard's Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telelphone Office 144-2; Residence 144-3 . Union City Commercial, established 1890 rm.1j,J c ., , s, WestTennessee Courier, established 1897 1 Consolidated September 1, 1497 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1915. VOL. 23, NO. 45. AL Grain Co. , Wholesale and Retail Grain, Hay and Field Seeds V CLOVER Alsike, Alfalfa, Red Top, Timothy, Blue Grass, Orchard Grass and all kinds of Field Seed HAY AND CORN Corn Chops, , Bran, Oats, Cotton Seed Meal and Hulls and all kinds of Feed. Union City, Tenn, Telephone No. J1 V SKIP STOP THE ITCt How easy it is to spoil a beautiful complexion! How easy it is to restore a faded one if you only use our beautifiers! The safe and sane thing to do is to preserve the good com plexion you already have with our beautifiers. Our experi ence and advice is at your service free, any time you come in. WTTiniTl?rMVI,S: Telephone We give you what you ask for. T9 FRANK W. ADAMS AGENT FOR Club House, Lyndon and Charm Canned Goods F. W, A. Gem, F. W. A. Special and Club House Coffees - Spotless Flour GIVE ME A TRIAL for QUALITY and SERVICE Frank W. Adams We Deliver the Goods" Telephone 421 306 East Main Street ANNUAL EVENT OF GREAT WHITE WAY MINSTRELS Thirty-Five Corkers and a Real New Novelty. BAND AND ORCHESTRA llll a Guaranteed Under the Pure Fun and Laugh Act.' An extraordinary minstrel production will be offered for this, the third season of the White Way Minstrels, under th auspices of the Business Men's Club with a real novelty opening, beautiful scenic and electrical effects, somethin vastly different from the old-time min strel show. Boyce Howse and Johnnie Semones will be with us, surrounded by the se lected local talent of singers and com edians. John H. Nixon, Jr., is putting together a musical program of the whistling-dancing-make-you-feel-happy kind. G. F. Scbleifer, in his third at tempt of stage directing, will assure you plenty of action ana clever work Stage carpenter and electrician A. J Walden promises us the stage setting and electrical effects will be a surprise of dazzling beauty. H. M. DeGraffenreid has charge of the comedians, and some specialties and hot shots will be put over. Tate's Night rider Band is tuning up on the latest popular music for the big parade and concert for the advance ticket sale, and Jimmie sez" he will fill the job as ad vertising manager and press agent to a queen's taste. The date of the performance is Mon day, March 8. Diversification of Crops. Just now while the weather is bad and the farmers have some leisure time, they will employ it to a good advantage if they will take stock of present day conditions and plan an adjustment of their farm operations for the coming year to suit conditions. Farmers have drifted too much into the one crop method of farming, and be cause of that fact have to buy for home consumption so many things their fathers produced at home. If any farmer will take the trouble to find out the amount of potatoes, fruits and canned goods that are imported into Tennessee, the amount of money that has gone out of the State that should have remained here, and when he real izes that we can produce as good as the best, and he looks over his farm and finds land idle that could have produced that which he has bought, and recalled the time lost that could have been bet ter employed growing these things, he Cannot fail to realize that he is largely to blame for his balance at the bank being so much smaller than it should be. While he has found it something of a burden to pay for the things which he could have raised, if he plans this year's crop along the same lines he will find himself in a very much worse shape a year hence than at the present time, The war in Europe has brought about many changes. The majority of able bodied men in those countries are bear ing arms, fighting instead of farming. They are not producing foodstuffs, but the armies must be fed as well as their families. This is going to create a great demand for good products at increased prices. Much of our fruits and canned goods will be exported. If our farmers depend on buying instead of raising such products on their own farms, they may make up their minds to pay fancy prices that will eat up the profits from their general crops. Would it not be good business fore sight in view of the abnormal demand and high prices, to plan now to produce at home not only what is consumed at home, but help supply the demand from abroad that is going to be enormus? Would it not be wise for communities to get together and plan their crops so that they would produce variety and at the same time quantity and quality, to attract buyers at the fancy prices that will prevail where quantity and quality can be found? It has Ibeen the custom of farmers to act independent of their neighbors, and grow crops that were most convenient for them, losing sight of market de mands' and the fact that what they would produce taken alone would not justify those in the market hunting up the small amount that they alone could produce. We have shown too much in difference about the condition of our products when taken to market, and the small quantities have cut the prices re ceived in half. The farmers of Tennessee have before them a period, of great prosperity if they will work together to produce quantity and quality to meet market demands. Now is the time to get together and plan the coming year's production. The de mand for the right crops is going to be great. We have all the conditions favor able for supplying the demands if we will do our part and use the energy and intelligence God has given us. We will be untrue to Him, to our families, and ourselves if we let this golden op portunity go by unimproved. In some portions of the State cotton has been the one crop as it has been in practically all the Southern States. A large crop was raised last year. The war in Europe has temporarily cut off the demand for our export cotton, ruin ing the price for the time. The average farmer can't afford to hold. He is compelled to lose on the last crop grown, has done so already, but he can avoid a recurrence of such a condition if he will plan first to raise on his farm at least what he consumes of food for himself and his livestock and plan for his cotton to be a surplus that he can afford to hold for satisfactory prices. Then his surplus crop will command prices that will put him ahead and independent in stead of being a slave to the old one crop system. When farmers get more cohesion to work together, when they plan first to produce at home what is consumed at home and have their surplus crops so diversified that there will be production enough of each to supply quantity and quality to attract a market and not pro duce all of one crop to glut the market with that commodity, the products at tractively marketed, then, and not until then, will the farmers enter upon the full measure of prosperity possible for them to enjoy. T. F. Peck. OUSTER BILL IS SIGNED BY TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BAPTISTS AT OBION. Inclement Weather Prevents Full Attendance. Obion, Tenn., Jan. 31. The fifth Sunday meeting of the Beulah Associa tion of the Baptist Church was held with the Obion congregation from Friday night to Sunday night. The introductory sermon for criticism was given by Kev. B. T. Huey, of Bard well, K.y., from the text Ana grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby ye are sealed unto the. day of redemption. " The Saturday morning address was given by Kev. H. H. Drake, of Union City, Tenn., from the subject: The Pastor's Silent Hour," or his spiritual development. How Shall We Develop the Mission Spirit?" was ably discussed by Rev. W. R. Puckett, of Kenton, Tenn. H. H. Drake and W. R. Puckett lead the dis cussion from the subject ' How far can Baptists unite with other denomina tions?" Baptism was discussed by Rev. W. B. Clifton, of Martin, and W. H. Kuykendall, pastor of Hornbeak, Tenn. Power of Prayer" by H. H. Drake, 'Christian Education" by Dr. J. H. Anderson, Communion" by W. R. Puckett. "Should God's Children be Called Christians?" was led by J. H. Anderson and W. B. Clifton. "Mis sions" by w. a. Jiuykenuall. lue ight service was a sermon by H. H. Drake on "Devotional Greatness Through Service." "Opportunity and Responsibility" by Elder R. H. Ham- mon, professor of Han-Moody hcnool of Martin. Sermon on "Justification" by Dr. J. H. Anderson. At 11 o'clock Sunday,. W. B. Clifton preached a missionary sermon; at 3 o'clock devotional exercises. The meet ing was closed at 7 o'clock p. m. by the sermon of W. R. Puckett. A. Floyd Crittendon, pastor at Obion, was chosen chairman; W. H. Kuyken dall, secretary. The services were greatly appreciated by those who attended, but was rather small on Saturday on account of a down pour of rain all day. Terrifying Styles. "The Gorgons were mythological sisters, who had snaKes for tresses Insead of "hair." : "Gee," muttered the high school girl, "it must have been tough to have to go out and gather a bunch of snakes whenever you needed a few extra puffss'i Legislature Recess Until March 1 After Night Session. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 29. The El kins Ouster Bill was signed by Gov. Rye at 10:30 o'clock to-night and returned to the Senate to-night with his signature attached. The Speakers of both Houses had previously signed the bill and it will go into effect at once. The Legislature now begins a recess to last until March 1. Several times during the morning and afternoon sessions to-day friends of the "Ouster Bill" expressed the fear that the city delegations were planning to persuade Gov. Rye into returning the measure without his approval. Late this afternoon, however, Senator Elkins told several friends that the Governor had promised to sign the bill to-night and return it before the Legislature ad journed. The Legislature met for the especial purpose of receiving the bill at 8 o'clock to-night. A petition was circulated in the House during the day asking Gov. Rye to not sign the bill, it being alleged in the pe tition that the bill was a Republican measure. Mr. Elkins made a speech this morning denouncing the petition and its framers, and uttered the warning that the bill's friends were on their guard. The bill is framed after the Kansas City ouster law and provides for the re moval of municipal officials who fail to enforce the law. Ten citizens may file proceedings under the act, as well as the City, County, District and State Attor neys. Gov. Rye advised the Legislature to strike out the clause allowing this right to private citizens, but the country members of the Democratic delegation joined the Republicans and defeated the amendments to this effect. The Senate this afternoon substituted and passed the House bill repaying the official of the State Mining Department their expenses and salaries for the past term, the Supreme Court having de clared the department unauthorized by law. The bill corrects the technical de fect in the original law. First steps to extend suffrage to Ten nessee women were completed to-day by the House, which passed a Senate reso lution for an amendment to the State Constitution. The resolution must be adopted by the next Legislature and in a popular election before it becomes operative. Champ Clark Speaks. Chicago, III., Jan. 30. Champ Clark, speaking here to-night, expressed a hope that the statecraft, humanitarianism and religion of the twentieth century would be employed to devise a scheme whereby every person would enjoy the fruits of his own labor and monopoly of the toil of thousands prevented. Mr. Clark's address was at a banquet of the Chicago Dental Society. In 113 years our total wealth multi plied 125 fold and is now rated at the enormous sum of $14U.UOO.()00.000." he declared. "This, if equally dis tributed, would give $1,312 to every man, woman and child between the two oceans. Uut there is the rub, for while a few are rich beyond the dream of avarice, many have not the wherewithal to feed and clothe themselves. The signs of the times indicate, however, that the hope of better condi tions is not too fantastic for entertain' ment. The new era began when N. O, Nelson, of St. Louis, originated the plan of sharing profits with his employes, Other great concerns are establishing pension systems for their employes which put to blush the liberal pension system of the federal government for the soldiers of our various wars. Blessed be the name, I say, of the man who, without regard to politics or religion, establishes abiding peace be tween labor and capital, which should be friends and not enemies." president of the board will receive! 4,000. Speaker Anderson, a relative of Mr, Trice, is advocating his selection, and it is believed that he has a good chance of being selected. Mr. Trice is a resident of Jackson and was superintendent of the "old prison under the lease system. He is said to be the only person on record who advo cated the abolition of the office. When the place was abolished he was appoint ed a member of the Board of Prison Commissioners for three years, the members being appointed by Gov. Tay lor for terms of two, three and four years. The Board of Control will have super vision over the prison asylum and other State institutions now operated under separate boards of trustees. For Woman Suffrage. Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 30. The world has taken a long step forward when all of the rulers at war deny responsibility for beginning hostilities, declared Secre tary of State Bryan, addressing a joint session of the North Carolina State Leg islature here this afternoon. He spoke in the chamber of the House of Repre sentatives. The chamber was crowded to capacity. Four thousand parsons heard the secretary speak before the meeting of the North Carolina confer ence for social service this morning. Secretary Bryan in discussing world peace declared the so-called "Bryan treaties" were a sure cure for war. He said he could not reconcile the present situation in Europe with the statements that preparedness was the best remedy for the prevention of war. The address of to-day was similar to that delivered by Secretary Bryan be fore the Pennsylvania Legislature sev eral years ago, with the exception that to-day the secretary advocated woman suffrage, which this year has become a live issue in North Carolina, and the initiative, referendum and recall. The secretary declared that the initiative and referendum were fundamental principles of Democracy. He advocated recall of all officials. Woman suffrage, he de clared, was sure to come. REA MARTIN. NEW "PEG" Quit Films for Role Morosco Made Find in Clever Actress. Rea Martin, playing "Peg O' My Heart" with Oliver Morosco's South ern Lilly JOIupi"y at uiueieeu, uaa reason to be proud of her success so early in life. The newest Peg" is an instance of , i In at n cm miHincr nno nuor nn the "movies. Miss Martin was for a Ill jr f ' i sv vvwr ww-vw . Board of Control. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 30. John H. Trice, St Jackson, is said to be the choice of Gov. Rye for membership on the State Board of Control from West Ten nessee. John S. Denton, the Governor's secretary, will undoubtedly be given the place from Middlo Tennessee. The member from East Tennessee has not been decided on. Two of the members will receive salaries of $3,600 and the year a bright, particular star with the Biograph, and was chosen by that com pany for some of the most important films turned out last year. On the screen she came under the notice of Mr. Morosco, and her peculiar qualifi cation for that role attracted him. An offer did not find Miss Martin unre-- sponsive. Placed in the leading role of this dis tinguished company, Miss Martin has made a most pronounced success, and the prediction of a brightlfuture by the press of the Southern cities everywhere has recently come true through a three year contract signed with Mr. Morosco. Miss Martin is a true type of Erin, with her beautiful auburn hair and eyes of Irish blue. By birth and early en-, vironment she is naturally fitted to por tray the fair colleen in this now famous play. J . XJOOO Previous to her engagement with the Biograph, she is well remembered by many in the larger cities of the coun try for her delightful performances in Liebler & Co. ' great success, "Pomand er Walk."