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Entered at the post office t Union City, Ten nessee, as secona-ciasa mail matter. Marshall & Baird, Unioa City, Tenn FKIDAY. MARCH 12, 1915. Announcements. For Trustee. BRATTON. We are authorised to announce S. R. Bmtton as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Election August, 1V16. JACKSON. We are authorized to annnunr w E. (Ellis) Jackson a candidate for Trustee of union county, subject to the action of the democratic party. Election urst Thursday in August, 1V10. For Tax Assessor. HOWARD We are authorized to announce I. Jt Howard as a candidate for re-election to the omce ot Tax Assessor of Onion County, subjec. to me action 01 tne democratic party. The Better Plan. The writer of this article, having de clined the first of this year to accept or use any more railroad passes or trans portation on the basis of advertising exchange, feels at liberty to say what lie thinks without fear of criticism. Nearly every newspaper in the United States has for years accepted railroad passes and would be at it still probably but for the fact that the Interstate Com merce Commission prohibited the issu ance of interstate passes and the use of them by anyone except the employees of a railroad company. State passes, except in those States whose Legisla tures have prohibited them, are still being issued, but this year the writer of this has none and will not have any hereafter as long as the demand is made that the custom be abolished. We bought and paid the cash for a ticket to the Memphis fair last fall, and the next time we go to Nashville it will be on a ticket bought and paid for in lawful money of the United States. The foregoing statement is made to show that there is no iniluence at work to shape our editorial opinions on mat ters of traffic aud commerce (and they are very closely related), and to serve as an explanation in what we are about to say. President J. H. Peyton, of the N., C. & St. L. Railway Co., as may be seen in the memorandum of a compromise proposed herewith, offers tc acceed to the wishes of the people of Union .City in the opening of Church street with certain provisions, and one of them is that the railroad company have im munity from making a grade crossing of said street for a period of years, but suggests the fact that this proposition, should it meet with the consent of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad Co., will be un satisfactory to our people years after it lias been adopted. Mr. Peyton further adds his willingness to stand by the proposition he made last summer for the building of an underpass, provided the two railroad companies and the city of Union City enter into an agreement each to pay one-third of the cost of such construction. This is what we have argued as the solution of tho trouble for many years when we rode on a pass. Now we have no pass and have no compunctions in meeting the issue. There is no use to say there is no demand for the elimina tion of the grade crossing. The very fact that we are now haggling over this matter proves that we should have some thing like an underpass. The advocates for the opening of Church street for traffic are free to say that it is the least dangerous crossing on the tracks inside the corporate limits. But with an un derpass through the center of the city could not all the grade crossings over the M. & 0. tracks be practically elim inated, and how much more would this conserve to the life and safety of the) citizens of U.uion City than the present arrangement. The life of one good cit izen is worth more than all the senti ment of an open street, aud an under pass is worth more to the value of real estate in Union City than the conserva tion of street lines across the railroad tracks. What more? President Peyton in his momorandum -assures us nothing more in the building of a new depot outside of the street lines than the plans offered here last fall. A depot, such as the Railroad Commission provides, is not contem plated at all. And a depot of any ex tended proportions at all could not be built between the street lines and the N., C. fe St. L. Railway tracks. There is not sufficient room there for a build ing such as the commission contem plated. A great deal of money might be put in aflatiron building but it would look like a wedge. Why then could we not better afford to allow the railroad companies plenty of room to build and have their ease ments of egress and ingress if they in turn give us a depot of such dimensions and appointments that will serve us for years to come and provide two-thirds of the cost of an underpass for general traffic. It has always looked to us, and it looks that way now, that this is em inently the better and more feasible plan. Whether this plan is very popalar we are not willing to say, but we do feel like it is better for every citizen and every interest than any other. The elimination of the grade crossing must come some of these days. There must be an overpass or an underpass, and perhaps another tragedy might be averted by constructing it now. Will Remain in Union City. Rev. C. M. Zwingle, who has giv en notice that his time here as min ister of the Cumberland Presby terian Church will close the first of April, requests us to say that he does not intend to leave the ministry and furthermore will not leave Union City. He has decided to re main here, but will return to his evangelical work, in which he was engaged before accepting the Union City church. Rev. Zwingle is a pul pit speaker of very strong power. He a young man with positive force character, possibly much too ag gressive for the quiet, reposeful at titude of most of the churches, but his resignation here is unaccom panied by any apparent objection or friction. In fact he has been es pecially acceptable to the congrega tion, many valuing his services and ability very highly. That the fami ly will remain in Union City is ex tremely pleasant news. We tender the kindest congratulations and the warmest welcome to them as citizens. is of Drainage Contract. The Obion Valley Drainage Co., at meeting held here last Tuesday night, awarded the contract of the big drainage district No. 1 to D. W. Robbins, of Tupelo, Miss. This dis trict comprises some 17,000 acres of land and extends from the district ending at some point near Crockett to the Dyer County line. District No. 2 was in a contract awarded to Fred Morgan, who was within 2,500 teet or completing his work, which is to be taken up and finished by Mr, Koubms. Mr. Robbins also takes over the bonds, and if he does not find a market for them within six months, he becomes the purchaser, Mr. Robbins, who by the way is nephew of Private John Allen, form er congressman, has bought Mr, Morgan's interest and equipment which will be added to his own com piement or boats and apparatus some half a dozen or more strong He is also a financier and business man and able to handle this busi ness to the best advantage. J. A, t,0Die is the president of the Obion Valley Drainage Co. and presided at the meeting here Tuesday night at the time the contract was made inis starts the work of drainage right away, according to contract, Mr. Robbins agreeing to begin as soon as he can get his crews and equipment on the ground. Burglars at the Courthouse. . Last Saturday night burglars en tered the courthouse in Union City, nut did very little loot or damage fortunately. As far as we can learn there is no direct clue to the culprits and whoever they are, whether one or more, nobody knows. We under stand, however, there are some par ties under suspicion. The County Court Clerk's office door, the office door of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and the door of the grand jury room were forced open. In the County Court Clerk's office the safe was opened by working the combi u"uuu, anu wo aouars in money found which was stolen. The vault was forced open but nothing in that room is missing. The door lock was broken and unhinged, and Mr. Tal 1 II 1. V, ,1 ,1 . , 1 ' A , . . icj u au iu nave it replaced witn a new lock. The books and documents were only slightly disturbed. Mr. Golden's typewriter desk in the of fice of the Clerk of the Circuit Court was badly damaged. The typewriter lid was prized up and the drawers were damaged in being prized open The vault in this room was not op- enea, ana nence it is taken for granted that no one interested in the criminal docket is guilty of en tering the courthouse at this time. The grand Jury room was also en tered but nothing found out of order inside. Altogether it was a water haul, but evidently the burglars were disappointed. In re: Capital Punishment. This is purely a moral question. The final word is contained in Gen esis, ninth chapter and sixth verse! Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Veritas. The new tariff was acquitted of the charge that it had caused great business depression in Montgomery County, Pa., in a report made by Secretary Redfield. ' Personal Indorsement. Editor Commercial: I see from you colums that my boyhood and lii't'on friend, Sam Bratton, is a candidate for the important office of Trustee. I do not know what others are offering for the place and, of course, have no inten tion of doing anything detrimental to any one else, but I would be untrue to every impulse of my heart if I did not say a word in behalf of one whom have known from the time I was a bare foot boy and for whom I have an abid ing affection. I knew Sam Bratton as only one boy can know another. - Ko one else on earth knows a boy quite so well as bis boy associates. They know the inmost secrets of his life. Sam and I grew up as farmer boys together, knew him. He should be trustee, for he is worthy the word and the trust, As boys, we could trust him. As t young man we could and did trust him, Together, he and I went through Union City s awful Reign of Terror" more than thirty years ago. At the risk of his own life, many and many a night he patrolled the streets of Union City. Many a time I walked the rouuds with him. He has seen me safely home at night be and the lamented Bud Adams, as brave a man as ever trod the streets of any town at a time of such terror that people slept with bolted doors and bars like those of a jail before their windows. Only those who went thru those dreadful days can ever know its horrors. Thank God, Sam still lives. Many of the others who stood guard through those anxious nights' have passed into the Great Beyond. Now is the time to honor Sam and reward him for his fidelity in those times "that tried men's souls." Sam richly de serves the honor if any man ever did. This is written without Sam's knowl edge or consent and with the sole pur pose of helping, if I may, as brave and true a man as I have ever known. May he receive the vote of confidence be so richly and thoroughly deserves. Yours sincerely, (advt John H. Hinemon Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 10. .:o::o: :::::: :o:eo:o:o:o:o:o: ..... HAVE YOU TRUED P. ' - . ' " t m AM FLOUR Ask Your Grocer for it NONE BETTER lahnke-VValker ailing Co, Ask us for prices when selling your grain. (0 ;;;; w);;;;;;;;;;;;;;' $1 Pays for The Commercial 1 Year Death of D. Y. Harris, Sr. Mr. Dorrell Young Harris, an aged citizen of the county, died at his home north of Union City early Sunday morning, March 7, 1915, at 7:30 o'clock, from infirmities inci dent at advanced years. Mr. Harris was 80 years, 8 months and 16 days old. Deceased was born at Somerville Tenn., and moved to Arkansas when a young man. He was a farmer and remained in that vocation for a life time. In Arkansas he was married August 30, 1860, when 26, to Miss Louisa Brooks and his rest dence in that State amounted to about fifteen years. Two children were born of the union, the survivor being our friend and fellow-citizen Stephen Peeples Harris.' Mrs Harris died in Arkansas, and in 1866 Mr. Harris was wed the second time, his wife being Miss Alice Eudora Bufford, of Mt. Pleasant. In 1880 the family located in Obion County near Union City. Of the last marriage there were five children, as follows Dorrell Young, Jr., Mrs. Kate Bon durant, Miss Maggie Lee (Eula Lee, deceased) and Herbert. Mrs. Har ris died about thiry years aeo. Mr. Harris is also survived by one brother, N. B. Harris, the last of family of ten children. He resides in Forrest City, Ark. ine suDject or tnis sKetcn was a member of the Methodist Church, joining Wesley Church, Forrest City, serving as steward and class leader, embracing the Christian religion about fifty years ago. He served in the Confederacy during the Civil War until disabled by sickness. He was in the Arkansas division of the army. He was a man of quiet habits and peaceful pursuits; but thor oughly esteemed as one of the best citizens of the county. He preferred home life, but was a model neighbor. For a number of years Mr. Harris served as district school director and in every way, in church, at home, in the community he was a man of high character and . undisputed worth. His life was clean, his hon or without reproach, his domestic relations of the most exalted nature, and his good name leaves its exam ple to the community, its blessings to the loved ones. Services were held at the residence Monday afternoon, in which Revs. H. Thomas and H. A. Butts took part.' Interment was held at East View. Higher Prices for Good Fruits. The Grasselli Chemical Co., the largest chemical manufacturers in the United States, makes the best Lime-Sulphur Solution for spraying fruit trees. Frank C. Wehman is exclusive agent for this line of Lime- Sulphur Solution and Arsenate of Lead. , Spray your fruit trees with the best and get best results. E. P. GRISSOM the: old reliable - GROCER -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. GRLSSOM Phones 204-230 Washington Ave. . - Insolvent Notice. Having suggested the insolvency of the' estate of K. D. McGaugh, deceased, to the. County Court of Obion County, all persons haviDg claims against said, estate are hereby notified to file the same with the County Court Clerk of Obion County, duly authenticated in a manner prescribed by law on or before the tenth day of June, 1915, or the same will be forever barred both in law and equity. This March 1, 1915. - -, J. A. McGAUGH, 49-4t Administrator. Trustee's Sale of Valuable Real ' Estate. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 20th day of March, 1915, within lawful hours, at the east door of the courthouse in Union City, fifty-seven and one-fourth acres of land situated about three miles north of Union City, known as the "Old Cooley Place" and now the property of T. R. Boxley. Any further information will be cheerfully given prospective purchasers who will come to see me or write me with refer ence thereto. 49-2t C. N. LANNOM, Trustee. . CHARLES WARD UPHOLSTERER High-Class work in Furniture Repairing and Refinishing. irst-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. Good Job Printing a Specialty Here J EAT U R j "MOTHERS BREAD" IT'S GOOD MADE BY : Cafe - I f ALL YOUR GROCER OR ' Phone 109 111' ' '1 'NN31 'AID NOINfl 1D31IHDHV a OTA VI d H J. C. BURDICK Wholesale and Retail Reelf oot Lake and Mississippi River Fish Game Oysters in Season. ' New location, East Main Street Phone 185! UNION CITY, TENN MILLING HOSPITAL A Modern Surgical Institution Graduate nurses in attendance. ' Rates reasonable. Dr. W. A. Nailling, Surgeon Mrs. L. E. Rodecker, Supt. Phone 41. UNION CITY. TENN. DR. JAKE H. PARK DENTIST Office: Room 1 . Nailling Building TELEPHONE 136 UNION CITY, TENNESSEE Veterinary Hospital Near Palace Hotel. Calls answered day or night. Drs. Youngblood -Graduate Veterinarians. Telephones Office 22; Residence 207. YOUNQBLOOD'S Day and Night Transfer Near Palace Hotel. Call Phone 22 T. R. Clark. Mgr., Res. 639 Drs. Youngblood, Res. Phone 207. N.; C. .& St. L By.. C & St. L. TIME TABLE. ' tfiavt Union City. BAST BOUND ' No. 6 7.45 a.m. No. 3. 3.05 p.m No. 939.55 p.m. No, WEST BOUND. 92 7.10 a.m. No. i 12.50 p.m No. 6 7.52 p.m. W. W. LOVELACE, Agent.