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savagery was a slave, under tho variod changes from barbarism to civilization ol.o 1... 1 ...1 . I ,. . . Kntere I .it the post office nt Ttnion City. Ten- "UD '"a "vv" ,u,ueu OUeaiBDCe atlU to drudgery, and now that she has evolved to the level with man almost shall vr aeny nor the next and last step of equality in fact and in law? There is no valid excuse for withold the ballot from women. But, as stated in the outset, the time is coming when woman's suffrage will be universal, and should by all means be first accepted by Democracy, of which it is, in the very nature of tilings, a part. As Tolstoi said in his prophetic dream, the day 13 COmin? for a nnivfirsal r1nmnr. Our Own Interests. racy, and with it the emancipation of A few weeks ngo the city of Memphis womankind as an equal with her male instituted the buy-at-home movement I companion. and since that time has organized one of the strongest business men's leagues! Lincoln McConnell, in the Smth. Quite a number of other A laree audiencn lmnnl Mr MnPnn. OOise, ,i sreoml-cliiss until matter. Marshall & Ihird, Union City, Tenn. FRIPAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1915. Announcements. For Trustee. URATTON -WV nre nnthorir.nl to announce S. R. Brat ton ns n cnmlkliite for Trustee of Oliion County. Mifojret to the notion of the Democrtitis party, hleolioti August, 1V16. JACKSON. We are mithorixed to announce W. K. Uillis) Jackson a candidate for Trustee of Oman County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Klection first Thursday in August, Win. towns and citizens are organizing and nell, the third number of the winter conserving their business forces. They course, last Monday night, and were are not organizing corporations or mo- greatly pleased with his work, nopolies, but co-operative societies for Mr. McConnell is with the Eedpath the mutual benefit of all the commer- people and that is always a guarantee cial nnd industrial classes, not one of taleut. He has got it and knows against the other, but for the business how to use it. He is versatile but not num. the working man and the farmer, limited to the ordinary accomplish- Memphis had a competitive campaign ments of an entertainer. His versa- for members to the organization, some- tility serves him to command the use thing like the campaign now on in of humor, pith and point to embellish Uuion City by the Moose lodge. In and invigorate one of the strongest lec faet the idea came from the Memphis hires ever heard on any platform, people. The idea is to stimulate and The subject was "Dead Lions," pre patrouize home enterprise and to en- faced with the story of Sampson slay courage loyalty to our home institutions, itig tlio lion. Sampson was on his way That is in the main the mission of the to accomplish somo object, and the lion business men's clubs. Uniou City has was iu his road. This did not doter such a club, but for lack of interest it Sampson from the accomplishment of has been allowed to retrograde until the his mission, so ho slew the lion. After-1 stitution of salaries. This does not reach the heart of the trouble. The poople are not relieved in the adoption of this bill, but the State treasury is bonefited by it alone, tho source from wuicn me biggest graft originates. To turn the fees back into the State treas ury and pay out of it the salaries of the officials, does not help the peopl or the taxpayers a nickel, but causes fund to accrue iu tho treasury for big. ger graft and extravagance by the Leg lslature and the lobby. Unless these fees, or the excess of the fees over the salaries, were converted into a fund for paying the State debt, this bill would be to add confusion to the present system instead of relieving and simplifying matters. It would do more than that. It would necessitate the election or appointment of an addi tional officer for each county to audit the books of the county officers and see that the reports of fees collected were properly executed and returned. The substitution of the salary plan- would cause a lack of interest in the collee tion of fees, and probably a decline in the revenues thus collected. There are a number of things to be done before the fee bill is adopted. A commission should be appointed, in the first place, to devise a thorough and practical plan of collecting these fees so that the poople of the State would be benefited by tho change instead of the State treasury. That was the orig inal intention, as we understand it, of the campaign against the fee system. How this may bo done we do not pro pose to say. It will have to be done by a commission of men who are more capable of the work than has been dis- :::::::: HAVE YOU TRIED . (Q) a m m JERSEY it CREAM FLOUR AsK Your Grocer for NONE BETTER DahnHalker filing Co. Ask us for prices when selling your grain. P. ISs P!::::,:::: :; :; :;:; ;; . Notice to Creditors of Henry A. Wise, Deceased. Jaa. H. Wise, Adm'r. et als. vs. Mary Lee Wise. In Chancery Court at Union City, Tenn. All persons having claims o? ''de mands against the estate of Henry A. Wise, deceased, are hereby order ed to come forward and file such claims or demands by petition in this cause accompanied by proper cost bond on or by the First Mon day of March, 1915, or the same will be forever barred and excluded from the benefits of this proceeding. -This order will be published for four consecutive weeks in The Com mercial, a weekly newspaper pub-' lished in Union City, Tenn. This Jan. 16, 1915. 43-4t GEO. A. GIBBS, C. & M. membership has dwindled from over wards passing that way Sampson saw two hundred a few years ago. Union tho carcass of the lion converted into a City practically initiated the movement hive of bees and honey. This was the of these organizations and then looked foundation of a riddle, which Delilah on while others took it up and left us beguiled Sampson into .disclosing to his behind. What is now wanted is to revive the interests of the Union City club, and when this is said it is not meant that the club comes back again with nothing new to offer. There is a proposition before the club which is of vital interest to every business man and citizen in and around Union City. There are a number of propositions that will be worth much to our city and county under a renewal of activities of this club in the proper chan nel, and these thiugs are uow suggested from a council of the best men of the clubs of the West Tennessee League. A leading slogau of the movement is home enterprise and loyalty. What does it profit a man if he takes the money earned of his own citizens and spends it with strangers many miles away for those things which he can buy at home? Does it uot disrupt and dis organize the business conditions at home and leave the people dissatisfied, the community entaugled, neighbors es tranged and finally a decline of business and civic interests altogether? There is no other way to view the matter. What the club wants is to overcome these conditions and bring about a nor mal and mutual relation of business and civic iuterests. There are a number of things that need our co-operation as well as the iuterests of our business men. Our farmers need us and our mechanics, and they all need to join in the move ment for a get-together of all the varied interests and for the benefit of every one of them. The club here meets next Tuesday I euemies. But this was only au inci dent of the theme. The point was that Sampson let nothing on earth interfero with his object. From tins the speaker drew tho pic ture of success and failure in life. He spoke of the pool-room habitue, desig nated "fool -room," and the common excuse that tho loafer and pool player never had a chance. He never had tlio ambition, and ambition, the speaker said, consisted of something more than desire. It meant purpose and action. Edison was a failure in school and Clark, the commentator, was a dunce at lt, but they both woko up and de termined to slay the lion to conquer the problems of life and they did it. Mr. X eweus, who charmed an audience iu Union City a few weeks ago, was a driver on a milk wagon in Chicago, and, concluding life a failure in his youth, went to the Chicago Kiver bridge to suicide, but the water was so muddy and threatening he formed a resolution to return and make a man of himself. Every man cannot be a giant, but he can succeed at something honorable The student is the person who digs out his problems, the failure he or she who depends upon the assistance of others to get through with their studies. Ain bitiou is not only aim and desire but purpose to hold and grip the advantages of life iu the pursuit of something val uable. The man who succeeds is au optimist. The pessimist never had a chance. Op timism is not egotism. Egotism says I am. optimism savs 1 will, r.gohsm is night, and every citizen in Uniou City the counterfeit of optimism. An op should be present and hear these mat-j l'mit is a man w believes in the tors discussed. Remember the banquet i Creator and the divine plan of takes place on the tirst meeting night in ! human existence. The agnostic is a March and you will wanta ticket. Come ! pessimist and a failure in life, and help plan for the occasion and make 1 The interests of Christianity and hu it one of the biggest successes iu Union , n endeavor are identical, and these Citv. ' facts were orought out in one of the " ! most graphic and interesting lectures Two Things Coming. i over heard here. Mr. McConnell cap- A man said the other dav that he was ' tivated his audience. !i wnsrer of five dollars made that , the bars iu the hotels of Memphis would The Fee Bill. never be closed. The bars were closed i Last week we published the text of aud the bet was lost. This shows that ' the fee bill without comment. The sentiment is gradually changing about Commercial always tries to have played by the authors of the Ashcroft bill. It has been said that the bill was in troduced for the purpose of influencing other legislation and without any seri ous intention of having it passed. If that is so it is probably already dead, but to adopt it in the present form would bo very premature, to say the least of it. Railroad Assistance. "If it benefits the community, it ben efits the railroad," was tho motto of the N., C. & St. L. system under the long and successful administration of Maj. J. W. Thomas. On a larger scale and broader basis the old and popular policy seems to have tho hearty approval of tho newly elected president, Col. John Howe Peyton. In tho early spring of 1914 ho established in "tho barrens," a poor, worthless section of waste lauds around Tullahoma, a demonstration farm. It was well supplied with im plements, stock and laborers, presided over by a young man farmer, who un derstood soil needs and plant culture. Tut on the job in March ho produced last year on ten acres an avorago of 1,500 pounds per acre, the finest sam ple of tobacco marketed iu Tennessee this season. Corn, crimson clover and rye were also produced in satisfactory quantities and quality the highest. Ou another plot a splendid growth of alfalfa is growing. And all this was done and is being accomplished in ouo of the poorest counties in tho State, the aver age assessed valuatiouof Coffee County farms for 1014 being $2.fr2 per acre, and can be purchased at from fG.OO to $20.00 per acre. In addition to tho above farm Mr. Feyton has procured lands at or near Dickson and also at Martin, over in Weakley, and will have experts in charge at both places during the com ing season. Dowu iu Fayette County, we notice Mr. Feyton and his able corps of indus trial assistants are co-operating with the corn club boys, and have recently au thorized the free delivery at Sonierville of 100 tons of crushed lime rock, w hich will be distributed through the county demonstration agent at that place. Quite an expensive undertaking: bring ing the work to the farmer, locating at points where most beneficial: demon strating the farm work to the farmer $1 Pays for The Commercial 1 Year E. P. GRI SSOM THE OLD RELIABLE , GROCER CHARLES WARD UPHOLSTERER High-Class work in Furniture Repairing and Refinishing. First-Class Work Guaranteed. Prompt Service. Leather Work a Specialty Box Couches Made to Order. Concrete Block, Church Street, first door west of Metcalfe's Laundry Telephone 438. -TWO GOOD LINES- Golden Gate Teas and Coffees Chase & Sanborn's Teas and Coffees THE VERY BEST THE WORLD AFFORDS FRESH MEAT MARKET THE BEST Meat, Flour, Sugar, Coffee Everything:! All handled in an up-to-date, sanitary manner. No order too large. No order too small. E. P. GRISSOM Phones 204-230 Washington Ave. TAXiCAB To any part f of City for CLAUD ANDREWS Phones 79 and 100 J. C. BURDICK Wholesale and Retail Reelfoot Lake and Mississippi River Fish Game Oysters in Season. New location, East Main Street rhono 185. UNION CITY, TENN Good Job Printing a Specialty Here NAILLING HOSPITAL A Modern Surgical Institution Graduate nurses in attendance. Rates reasonable. Dr. W. A. Nailling, Surgeon Mrs. L. E. Rodeckf r, Supt. Phone 41. UNION CITY, TENN. Prohibition, and that men. who have ' opinion, whether it is worth anything boon ridiculing the idea, are gradually , or not. 15m unless one tries, as Lin i learning to admit the truth. Prohihi-; coin McConnell savs, he never amounts tiou is coming ana witn it woman s suf- , I and giving every possible effort to ben etit tlie communities and show the m - frage, just as sure as God made little apples. Come to think of it why should any Democrat object to woman's suffrage. Democracy means universal suffrage aud that no man should undertake to abridge bid neighbor's franchise. Democracy means individual sovereignty, and the fact that women are not allowed to vote is merely a sentiment which custom has crystalliaeJ into the fallacy and injustice of our present system. To say that in telligent women should be classed wish ignorant negroes and criminals in the extension of suffrage is without doubt a premise or a position of the most un reasonable nature. Woman, the weaker vessel, under to anything. One of the things that is eating and sapping the foundations of good government, destroying the essence of Democracy, is public extravagance and graft. Our county officers are not grafters. They are working under system that was equitable and fair when it was devised, but it has outgrown these conditions. The fees that accrue to the officials iu the big counties of Shelby, Davidson, Hamilton and Knox are alto gether out of reason, but those who hold the offices in the smaller counties are not overpaid to any considerable extent Yet with all this the system needs revision. But in revising it something else needs to be done besides the elim ination of the fee system and the sub- terest the company has in the prog ress aud development of the country it serves. Being a member of a party of a dozen West Tennesseans, the writer had the pleasure of spending a few hours at the Tullahoma farm a few days ago. It was a pleasant and instructive trip. Hon. G. E. MeDade, of Troy, was a visitor here Monday, and informs us that he has drafted a bill which makes an exception of Eeelfoot Lake in the general legislation concerning the shoot ing of game. By the provisions of this bill hunters on the lake will be allowed to continue their vocations for profit with the proper regulations, and that he has been assured of its passage. This will relieve those who have been under the impression that they would be cut off entirely from their work as hunters and fishermen. riorferfc III! I v L I MADE BY auntie's I CALL YOUR GROCER OR HHAtlA 11111 j . amuse i JZ7 jj DR. JAKE tl. PARK DENTIST Office: Room 1, Nailling Building TELEPHONE 136 UNION CITY,' TENNESSEE Y0UNGBL00D VETERINARY HOSPITAL Y0UNGBL00D & K0UHGBL000 . GRADUATE VETERINARIANS AH calls answered day or night. Location Office nnd Hospital opposite Hou ser's Livery Stable. Telephones Office tii; Residence 207 Union City, Tenn. ;NN31 'AID NOINfl 1D31IHDHV aoiAvi d H N.,C.&SI.L.Ry. C& St. L. TLME TABLE. Leave Union City. ao. o...4o.m. o. 3 3.05 p.m . No. 93.9.55 p.m. wkst Boom. No. 52 ..6.47 a.m. Jfo. 4 12.50 p.m No. 927.10 p.m.