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Bntered at the post office at Union City. Ten messee, as second-class mail matter. Marshall & Baird, Unioa City, Tenn, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1915. Announcements. For Trustee. BRATTON. We are authorised to announce 9. R. Bratton as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Election August, 1916. JACKSON. We are authorized to announce W. E. (Ellis) Jackson a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Election first Thursday in August, 1916. FINCH We are authorized to announce T. P. Finch, of No. 11. as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Dem ocratic party. General election August, 1916. HORNBEAK. We are authorized to announce P. D. Hornbeak a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action ot tne Democratic primary. Regrular election Au gust, 1916. MOFFETT. We are authorized to announce Henry Moffett as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic primary election. Regular elec ,"n in August, 1916. For Tax Assessor. HOWARD. We are authorized to announce I. Jt Howard as a candidate for re-election to the office of Tax Assessor of Obion County, subjec. to the action of the Democratic party. NOAH. We are authorized to announce Will r. Noah as a candidate for Tax Assessor of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Regular election, August, ivio. National Honor. It seems to us that if nations could penetrate the future and behold the terrible tragedy of war there would be much less heat exhibited over real or imaginory wrongs; there would not be so much concern over the high sound ing term of national honor as there should be over the protection and safety of citizens when they are in danger from threatened invasion or from the conse quences of war. War is hell, and if nations contemplating war could face the same conditions as those emerging from it there would be mighty few wars. Even if there were no waste the thirst for blood would not be near so strong. But what of the ravages of war? The pestilence, dssease, famine, seeds of filth and poison implanted in the hu man flesh which will take years and even centuries to overcome? For a fan cied wrong or even a real one the hot headed fanatic would plunge into war. We must defend our national honor, but at what a price? How much is the victory worth, what about the defeat? God help the man who has nothing bet ter than an international dispute to ex cuse him of murder, for that is the sum ' and substance of war. It is more than murder. It is purgatory. If the great European conflict continues the conse quences of the fight will be more ter1 rible and intolerable than the war. There will be the black plague, leprosy, 'typhus fever, cholera, disease, death, decline of peoples and nations. We imagine, those who think of little else but the business phasesof the question, that when the fightis over, commerce will rebound with redoubled energy. But we do not reckon on the effects of war. We forget the past, those who are old enough to remember war, and those who are young have never real ized the consequences. - Men who would stop to think with the calm moderation that should char acterize mature minds will be very slow to criticise President Wilson and Secre tary Bryan for the course they have taken. God pity a country that is gov erned by such a man as Roosevelt; look upon his counterpart in the Kaiser, and then glance at the truth of warfare. Nothing More, Thank You. All this talk about an extra session ot the Legislature, it seems to us, is without foundation and without cause just idle gabble, pure and simple Both Mr. Cochran and Mr. McDade are opposed to it and say that such a meeting will produce nothing aside from a lot of expense $25,000. Twelve hundred and fifty per day for twenty days. That's the cost. True some of the platform pledges were not kept, but the Legislature voted upon them time and time again. And then dozens of items never dreamed of by the makers of the plat form have been made into laws. The appropriations during the last few days came fast and furious and in large chunks. There's the Cookeville eye glass fake, the Nashville fair gouge, the Memphis fair gift and the Knox ville fair handout. AH these were past ed and plastered on old debt-burdened and tax-ridden Tennessee. Twenty-five thousand, we insist, is too much for the privilege of watching our law makers turn down Senator Lea's primary plan another time. The General Assembly of the Cum berland Presbyterian Church, just closed in Memphis, has arranged for the loca tion of the. theological seminary of the church, and the cities offering induce ment" for the school are Memphis, Nash- ville, Knoxville and Evansville. Why could not the enterprising citizens of Union City in the' section of country, which is known as the heart of ('urn berland Presbyterianisni, get an option od a nice parcel of land close by the city limits and supplement this with a liberal donation s for the school, and make a tender to the church for tin seminary. It is worth while going after, and it is worth a great deal of our good money. The dividends in population, business increase from the school ami good citizenship will be great. Why can't we aspire to 'such an enterprise? We have good advantages in pure drink ing water, sanitary sewerage, health. (Mr. Martin says be hasn't buried a single person here who died in the city limits since the 9tb of April). We have the finest water and electric lighting plant and a great white way of seven blocks. We have concrete walks iu every part of the city and graveled streets, many of them now oiled. Why are we not eligible to the theological seminary of the Cumberland Presby-1 terian Church? We are if the citizeus are liberal and generous enough. Come on and get busy. The Savoyard's Greatest Venture. The leader of the House of Savoy is again going to war. War is no new business for the members of this family. The Savoyards are the oldest among the ruling families of Eu rope. The Savoyards were princes and leaders of men when there were no Hohenzoiierns. in lineage me Hapsburgs are upstarts when they come to measure their tree with that of the family of which the king of Italy is now the -head. When the Roman Empire began to break; when the images of Jupi ter were being pulled down and the images of Christ were. being set up; when the fires Jn the pagan temples were being extinguished and the in cense fires were kindled in honor of the Most High, the Savoyards were a strong people. They held the roof of Northern Italy and the right shoulder of the Alps. In the valley of the Rhone, and up as far as tne lakes or Switzer land, they tilled fields, grew cattle, made cheese and went to war. In the breaking up of empires, in the wrecking of dynasties, in the changing of the face of the earth, the Savoyards always held the home of their ancestors. They were on one of the high ways along which the barbarians swept down from the north into the sunny plains of Italy. Their coun try was a strait where the tides of. war between France and Italy, Spain and Austria and Germany rushed back and forth. The Savoyards were never over whelmed their territory was small, but their valor was great, and they had that quality in diplomacy which enabled them to play one strong na tion against the other and to make their support count for much to whatsoever side it was thrown. War is no new business with the Savoyards they fought the Van dais, Huns and Lombards; they have been allied with Germans and they have fought Germans; they have been friends to and enemies of Prance; partners with and oppo nents of Spain. Their captains were in the Cru sades. They helped drive theSara cens from Sardinia and Southern Italy. Fighting Turks is no new work for the men of Savoy. They went to the rescue of the Greek Empire in the East when Mohammedans and Bulgarians attacked Constantinople. Once they were as nearly swept out of their kingdom as the Belgians are out of their country' to-day, but they never counted a fight to be lost. They have been beaten, but they have turned defeats into vic tories. In our own times they have made Italy a united country. They have the temperament of the Latins of the plains, with the caution and thrit of the moun taineers. Wherever the Savoyards have fought they have given a good ac count of themselves, and in the bar ter that follows war their skill at trade has won them great rewards They have never entertained false ideas about worldly power. In the past they were content to rule in their own country and hold moder ate possessions along the shores of the Mediterranean. Their taking the entire control of Italy was a venture. If Italy should lose and again be dismembered, the Savoyards would return to their mountain homes and their own peo ple would accept them and there they would remain until changes in affairs would give them a propitious moment again to set forth into poli- tics of the world. In their personal lives, the Savoy ards have given a decent account of themselves. In the days of the bat tle ax and the long sword they were in the front line. In the warfare of bullets and powder they have been skilled generals. (Prince Eugene was a Savoyard.) At all times they have undergone physical hardships of war without a murmur.. In times of peace, members of the family are not content to be curled darlings of society. They are in dustrious. Many of them have been eminent In science, others have been explorers, and a few of them have succeeded in commerce. , They have not been drones, living at the ex- pense of the State. They are now in the Italian army and navy, but they take their own turn with other men and do their bit along with the peasant sailor from the Genoese coast or the Infantrymen from the foothills of the Appennines. What the future holds In store for the House of Savoy in this, its greatest undertaking, is on the knees of the gods, for in these days the future for the prophet' is as dark as chaos. Memphis Commercial Ap peal. GOOD ROADS. T. B. King, Memphis, Good Roads Man, on the Job. "The most essential thiugs in road building are proper grading, ample drainage and sufficient width. This may be done better and more econom ically by competent civil engineers and experienced road builders. Haphazard methods will not answer in these times. Even dirt roads should be as carefully and correctly laid out with, respect to grades and taking care of the rainfall as turnpikes. Science and experience, or practice, should join hands, in per fect harmony while this is being done. The old methods of working the roads with the same tools in the hands of in experienced men that were used in cul tivating the crop is a waste of public funds. An excellent farmer or a good magistrate may be a complete failure as road builders and maintainers. The small turning plow and the hoe have their places in the preparation and cul tivation of the crops, but not on the public highways. The machinery built purposely for roads, when properly handled, is. the most economical in the long run, even though the outlay of money should be great at first. "Dirt roads can and should be made to carry the modern travel in midwin ter as well as in the summer months by the employment of capable engineers and the skilful use of up-to-date ma chinery. "Macadam and gravel roads are much to be desired, but there is no good reason for waiting until there is money enough in the county road funds with which to pay for such highly improved roads be fore an effort is made to construct dirt roads according to modern plans and methods. ' "Taxation is the best way to secure the means with which to do the work. Labor drag-netted from fixed commun ity lines in large numbers has outlived itsdays of usefulness, if it ever bad any. There is no taxation that yields a more direct, as well as as a more immediate benefit to the farming class than a road tax. The first benefit derived is the cheapening of the cost of transporta tion of the farm products to the near est market place; second, the improved sale value of the farm lands; third, the comfort to mankind and the reduced suffering of the dumb brutes in travel ing over highly improved roads. Be cause of this, the farmers should be the first to approve and support a liberal tax policy for constructing and maintaining public highways. I have in mind, how ever, a concrete case where an effort was made in one of the largest counties in Tennessee to raise a certain sum by tax ation for road purposes, and when a vote was taken the farmers defeated the plan. The tax books of that county showed that the railroads would have paid one third, the merchants and private cor porations one-third and the farmers one-third of the cost. It seems rather strange that two-thirds were willing to be taxed for an indirect benefit while one-tbird were against contributing their part for that which would bring to them a direct and immediate blessing. "No farmer or land Owner who is at all progressive should fail to give rights-of-way for the construction of new roads or for the widening of the old. Selfish ness, if nothing else, should prompt the giving of all of the territory needed for proper improvement of the highways. "Thos. B. King. "Memphis, Tenn., May 21, 1915." Now is the time to screen your house. . We t want to sell you the doors, wire, etc. Union City Lum ber Company. I HAVE YOU TRIEO g 9 CREAM FLOUR. . Ask Your Grocer for it NONE alinke-Walker Milling Co. Ask us for prices when selling your grain. P. .'!.'!'' !!!! $1 Pays for The Commercial 1 Year E.P.GWSSOM THE. OLD RELIABLE GROCER -TWO GOOD LINES. Golden Gate Teas and Coffees THE VERY BEST THE FRESH MEAT MARKET THE BEST Meat, Flour, Sugar, Coffee Everything:! t All handled in an up-to-date, sanitary manner. No order too large. No order too small. E. P CRISSOM Phones 204-230 Washington Ave. Good Job 'Printing EAT "MRS IT'S GOOD MADE BY . CALL YOUR GROCER OR Phone 109 I'' :::;:; I:::::.: P. BETTER ,'.!!!. .'! !! Chase & Sanborn's Teas and Coffees WORLD AFFORDS . a Specialty Here OUR BREAD NOTICE TO DEMOCRATS Call for meeting of Democratic- Ex ecutive Committee. j Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Democratic Executive Committee of Obion County is called to meet on the first Monday in June, 1915, at 1 o'clock p.m., at the court house in Union City, Tenn., for the purpose of transacting such business as may be brought before such com mittee. J. L. FRY, Chairman. F. J. SMITH, Sec. YOUR HEALTH. Don't Endanger It With Calomel. It is generally agreed by experts in this country and Europe that Calomel has a very violent effect on the system. This accounts for the familiar disagree able feeling accompanying a dose, and the weakened condition following it. Liv-Vee-Lax is a harmless vegetable compound that is a mild but effective substitute for calomel. It has all tub EFFECTIVENESS, BUT NOT THE EFFECT i of calomel. Its splendid value has brought it into such wide use that in some States it has almost entirely re placed calomel. Just try Liv-Ver-La: once, and you'll never use calomel again. Insist on the genuine, bearing the likeness and sig nature of L. K. Grigsby, which is guar- atiteed to give satisfaction or money re funded. For sale by Oliver's Eed Cross Drug Store. Adv. 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. 'NN3J, 'AID NOINQ tfaipiing Saining lq 01003 ;9Ot0O 1D31IHDHV HOI AVI d H J. C. BUR DICK Wholesale and Retail Reelfoot Lake and Mississippi River Fish Game Oysters in. Season. New location, East Main Street Phone 185. UNION CITY, TENN DR. JAKE H. PARK DENTIST Office: Room I, NailUng Building TELEPHONE 136 UNION CITY, TENNESSEE Veterinary Hospital Near Palace Hotel. Calls answered day or night. Drs. Youngblood Graduate Veterinarians. Telephones Office 22-J; Residence 22-W. YOUNGBLOOD'S Day and Night Transfer Near Palace Hotel. Call Phone 22-J T. R. Clark. Mgr., Res. 238-W Drs. Youngblood, Res. Phone 22-w. H.,C.aSt.L.Ry. C & St. L. TIME TABLE. leave Union City. . EAST BOUND No. 5 7.45 a.m. No. 8 3.05 p m No. 93.9.55 p.m. . WEST BOUND. No. 92..7.10 a.m. No. 412.50 p.m No. 6 7.52 p.m. W. W. LOVELACE, Agent.