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THE COMMERCIAL
Bntered nt the post office at Onion City, Ten
nessee, as second-class mail matter.
Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1915.
Announcements.
For Trustee.
BHATTON. We are authorized to announce S.
R. Bratton as a candidate for Trustee of Obion
County, subject to the action of the Democratic
party in the primary election Saturday, Nov
20, 1915.
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 m the primary election Sat-
nroay, Nov. zu. ms.
FINCH. We are authorized to announce T. P
Pinch, of No. 11, as a candidate for Trustee of
Obion County, subiect to the action of the Dem
ocratic party in the primary election Saturday,
isiov. oj, mi.
HORNBEAK. We are authorised to announce
P. Si. Horn beak a candidate for Trustee of
Obion County, subject to the action of the
Democratic party in the primary election Sat
urday,, JNOV. 20, lfl5.
MOFFETT. We are authorised to announce
Henry Moffett as a candidate for Trustee of
Omon County, subject to the action of the
Democratic party in the primary election Sat
nrday, Nov. 20, 1915.
JiASTERWOOD Weare authorized to announce
T. J. Easterwood as a candidate for Trustee of
"Obion County, subject to the action of the Pem
ocratic party in the primary election Saturday
NOV..ZU, WIS.
1POORE We are authorised to announce J. L.
Poore as a candidate for Trustee of Obion
County, subject to the action of the Demo
cratic panv in the primary election Saturday,
NOV. 10, 191?.
FORESTER. We are anchormed to announce
TV. A. Forester a coodidate for Trustee of Obion
County, subject to the action of the Democratic
primary election Saturda . Nov. JO. 19'.5.
Lee studies the game, watches the
horses, works hard and well de
serves the splendid success he is win
ning.
W. C. T. U. Convention.
The Thirty-fourth Annual State
Convention of the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union of Tennessee should make the
be utilized not only for the profit of
the investors, but for the develop
ment of the nation. Its intimate re
lation, from the viewpoint of its
coast line and its natural resources
to the welfare of the nation, afford
ing a foundation for the creation, of
vast wealth to the whole country,
national govern
convened in Martin October 1 in the
auditorium of the First Baptist
Church with a delegation of two
hundred' and sixty and equally as
many visitors.
The convention continued four
days, each day's business including
four sessions, thru all of which a
ment and the financiers and the iron
and steel men of the country recog
nize the supreme importance from
every point of view of 4 he fullest de
velopment of the South. ,
Editor Edmonds' letter is too long
to extract further than here, but
it is only another example of the
harmonious and deeply interested spienaia worn me ivianuiacturers
spirit prevailed. This band of noble Record is constantly putting iortn
and consecrated women stand for i to aitraci attention to me great ana
the best things to be attained for undeveloped resources and opportu
humanity, beginning with the local
abstainance from whiskey, wine,
coca-cola and tobacco.
In their resolutions was embodied
the condemnation of obscene litera
ture, questionable shows and every
thing else calculated to have an im
moral influence on the lives of the
boyhood and girlhood of our coun
try. Many beautiful and appropri
ate tributes were paid to the late
president, Mrs. Silena M. Holman,
whose beautiful life has left its im
pression upon every member of the
V. C. T. U., not only in Tennessee
but of the nation.
nities of the South which lie fallow
awaiting the fullness of time which
will surely come when the tide of
capital and enterprise will turn in
this direction and make the South's
hills and valleys blossom as a rose
and hum with the music of the
wheels of industry. Knoxville Sen
tinel.
For Tax Assessor.
HOWARD. We are antnorired to announce I J.
Howard as a candidate for re-election to the
office of Tax Assessor of Obion County, subjec.
o the action of the Democratic party in the
primary election Saturday. Nov. JO. 1915.
.NOAH We are authorized to announce Will P.
Noah as a candidate for Tax Assessor of Obion
Connty, subject to the action of the Democratic
jarty in the primary election Saturday. Nov.
j, 19:5.
Fools Barred.
The Courier-Journal prints a story
about a Lexington bride who was
only seventeen years old being killed
by a friend who playfully threatens
her with a revolver, not intending to man
Mississippi's Great Senator.
It appears that the sovereign peo
ple of the Sovereign State of Missis
sippi have voted John Sharp Wil
liams the most illustrious living citi
of that great commonwealth
So say we all. John Sharp Williams
is a remarkable man, the first Sena
tor in the American Congress, the
ablest and most accomplished stat.es-
in the American Legislature.
dow.i " and that is what makes bim iflWM,WWE 'M'J '.'MMM'MMH
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" For Sheriff.
X 4SSEY We are authorized to announce T. R.
Mossry as a candidate for Sheriff of Obion
Orarery, subject to the action of the Demo
cratic primary election Nov. A 1915.
CHILES. We are authorized to announce Enloe
Cfeiles as a candidate for Sheriff of Obion
County, subject to the action of the Democratic
party in the primary election Saturday, Nov.
"McCAIN We are aurhorized to announce J. R.
(Bob; McCain a candidate for Sheriff of Obion
County, subject to the action of the Democratic
primary election Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915.
HICKMAN We are authorized to announce J.
M. HicKman a candidate lor Shentl of Obion
County. subject to the action of the Democratic
primary election Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915.
v For Mayor.
"WADDELI, We have the authority to announce
Hon. Seid Waddell a condidate for Mayor of
union city, Tenn. Election January 1, 1916.
Governor Tom C. Eye has proclaimed
Saturday, Oct. 9, as Fire Prevention
Day and asks that all residents of the
State observe the day by putting their
premises in order, removing the causes
which permit needless conflagrations.
The West Tennessee Press Association
'will meet in Humboldt on Friday, Oct,
22, when it is expected every editor from
West Tennessee will be present. . The
program will be published later.
The actual work of putting on the
steel of the grtat Paducah and Illi
nois railroad bridge began last Mon
day. Some of the machinery and
material has already arrived and the
first steel girder will be- put on the
land pedestals on the Illinois side
Workmen have been occupied Chang
mg the switch track alongside the
pedestals this week preparatory to
beginning the work.
About the warmest thing that
jrour Uncle Samuel brings to pur ex
-change table is a little paper from
Chattanooga called the Hamilton
County Weekly Herald. Mr. W. B
"Cleage admits he is editor. It seems
to be against , the Chattanooga city
.administration in general and
against ex-Ham Patterson in par
ticular. It speaks warm words, and
spouts hot stuff, and no mistake
Each issue generally starts a blaze
If the Hon. K. D. McKellar makes
friends and makes votes at all ap
pointments as he did during the re-
cent short stay in this city, some of
"the other celebrities who vainly
think they have a cinch of the lead
pipe variety on the Senatorial nomi
nation, had better look about just
a little. He was unacquainted and
not known when he arrived for a
two-hours stay. He spoke to 400
voters, and most of them left the
hall McKellar voters: three-fourths
of them outspoken for the Memphis
Congressman.
The Bonnies."
"Mr. Guy Lee, the king-bee race
track artist of this section, has en
Joyed wonderful success thruout the
season. He started -the Bonnies in
Ohio,at the beginning of the season,
placed Union City on the map and
has kept it there all the way from
Ohio to Memphis. At times the
pacers had to step along better than
,2:10, but that's no trick for Mr.
Lee's", colts. He has captured some
nice purses and hundreds of admir
ing, .friend's in Obion County have re
ceived daily reports of his many suc
cesses. At Nashville and Memphis
the work accomplished by Union
City horses was especially good. Mr.
shoot. The slayer's explanation is
as follows:
I took the gun and after breaking
it, punched Mrs. Berry in the side
when she giggled, and then I tried
it one Mrs. Moore, who was asleep
on the bed.
I punched her in the side, and
when she woke up I snapped the
trigger, but as the magazine was out
of line with the barrel no explosion
occurred. As she sat up I again
snapped the pistol, thinking the
magazine was still out of line, but,
to my horror, the weapon was dis
charged. I had rather it had been
me than Grace, who was an old
friend of mine."
Unfortunately, no legislation that
could be enacted would prevent such
outrages. Anyone who playfully
points a firearm at another should
He traveled no royal road to this dis
tinction. He worked his passage to
the front in both houses, in one of
which he showed himself to possess
the qualities that make the great
parliamentary debater.
The House and Senate of our Con
gress are not perfect, but in one re
spect each is infallible each knows
the capacity of its each and every
member, and weighs him with per
feet exactitude. Neither House will
tolerate a dunce, or a sham. To
gain first place in our Congress a
man must have the goods and show
them. When a new member rises
in either House, a new face, a
strange voice, he is listened to with
respect, and ere he has spoken fifteen
minutes his measure is taken and it
is always and ever absolutely cor
rect measure. It was never known
Physical presence and
Horace Greeley held , Stephen A.
Douglas to be the greatest debater
our Senate ever knew, and Greeley
was no mean Judge of such matters;
but compared with Williams, Doug
las was an ignoramus. Douglas
knew American political history
from the inauguration of Gen. Jack
son down to the inauguration of Lin
coin thoroughly, and in the Senate
he rarely addressed himself to any
thing else. Greeley disagreed with
him on political questions and said
of him that frequently in debate
with Seward, or Chase, or Fessenden,
Douglas was lame at the beginning,
but in a little while he gained
knowledge from his adversary which
he used with terrific effect to over
whelm him. But there were men in
the Senate as good judges as Greeley
who did not think Douglas a match
for Robert Toombs. If one will take
the trouble to read the speech of
Douglas in the Senate closing the
debate on the Kansas-Nebraska bill
in 1854., he will discover what a big
giant the "Little Giant" was.
I never knew John G, Carlisle to
engage in a "running debate" but
once. He was matchless in a "set
speech;" but on one occasion he
tackled Aldrich on a tariff question,
the McKinley bill, I believe it was,
and though the matter of his re
marks was technical the cotton
schedule he discovered more knowl
edge of a cotton mill than the Rhode
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be sent to the penitentiary if injury to be a fault.
results from his sportiveness. But voice, of course, go a great ways and
if there were sufficient penalties pro- are material aids, but Congress will
vided juries would not convict the
trifler with the "unloaded" pistol.
It is hard to convict a man of delib
erate murder, and impossible to se
cure punishment where the inten-J
tion is playful and the result fatal.
We may protect ourselves against
our enemies. But there is no pro
tection from fools.
Song of the South.
In an open letter to the United
States Steel Corporation, the Bethle
hem Steel Company, members of the
American Iron and Steel Institute,
J. P. Morgan and others, Editor Ed
monds, of the Manufacturers' Rec
ord, invites the attention of the capi
tal, the investment and the indus
trial public to the South, as "the
nation's greatest asset."
Referring to the unique character
of the South's white population in
being , composed of the "purest and
most unmixed Anglo-Saxon strain in
the country, and perhaps in the
world, Editor Edmonds mentions the
chief material advantages of this
section as follows:
It has considerably more than one-
half of the coast line of the United
States.
It produces the entire cotton crop
of the country.
It is already producing more than
one-fourth of the nation's grain crop.
It has about one-half the standing
timber of the United States.
It produces three-fourths of the
sulphur of the world.
It has about three-fourths of the
coking-coal supply of the country.
It is the center of oil and gas
activity.
It has almost limitless water-pow
ers.
And yet, with all of these and
many other material advantages,
greater than those given to any oth
er equal area on earth, the South
has not had the wonderful develop
ment of business and the marvelous
accumulation of wealth seen in oth
er sections. Editor Edmond says.
The cause for this, following in
he wake of a devastating war, are
familiar.
'It is, however, essential," Editor
Edmonds continues, that those
whose capital and energy made pos
sible the development of the mighty
empire of the west, ana an wno
looked broadly to the highest devel
opment of the nation, should regard
with the utmost friendly interest the
situation in the South and co-operate
to the largest possible extent in the
development of that section. . '
"The South's vast resources should
not be bored and Adonis and Orpheus
combined in one would ' speak to
empty benches in Senate or House
unless he fetched some brains with
him.
Now, John Sharp is no dude. He
has not the presence of Apollo, and
his is not a tuneful tongue. I am
always reminded of an anecdote tak
en from French history when John
rises to make a speech. At the siege
of Toulon, Dugommier, the com
mander of the French forces, was
holding a conference with his gen
erals and Bonaparte, then a subordi
nate, left the councils. A general
spoke up and asked who "that little
insignificant officer" was. To which
the commander replied: "That lit
tle insignificant, officer is a greater
man than any of us."
When John Sharp Williams takes
the floor in the United States Senate
the chamber and the galleries give
ear. He never rises unless he has
something to say and before he has
been speaking five minutes he is cer
tain to say something that will give
the Senate food for thought. That
is what makes John Sharp Williams
the biggest man in the United States
Senate. As a debater the Senate has
not known his match since Allen G.
Thurman and Ben Hill, and in a
rough and tumble I don't believe the
Senate has known John Sharp Wil
liams' match since Stephen A. Doug
Francis Jeffrey, the famous essay
ist of the Edinburgh Review, opined
that had Benjamin Franklin been a
graduate of Harvard, the world
would never have heard of him, and
it is doubtless true that many con
siderable men have been spoiled by
classical education, but there are
numerous cases where college train
ing has been of great assistance.
James A. Garfield is one example;
so is John Sharp Williams. Cabot
Lodge is another. John Sharp is,
perhaps, the best educated man in
Congress. Not only is he a graduate
of the University of Virginia, but he
studied at famous schools in Ger
many and France. ,
ah a iu nege is ior is 10 nt a man
to be a student. This country U full
of college graduates who have nn
taste for books and are hopeless ig
noramuses. But Williams is a man
of vast acquired knowledge. There
are many others of whom the same
may be said; but all Williams'
knowledge is accurate, and that can
be said of very few men. Hence
in' debates he "leaves no gaps
ness. Aldrich spoke from a printed
paper and dealt with the number of
"threads" "fine" of a piece of cotton
ciom ana me specinc ana ad va
lorem duties applied. Now, when it
came to mathematics, Carlisle was a
wonder. Euclid was as simple to
him as the multiplication table to
the average man, and he made cal
culations in his mind faster than
Aldrich could read them . off the
paper. I am persuaded that if Car
lisle had a taste , for "running de
bate" he would have been master
of them all.
My friend Tom Sisson is no fool.
He was picked to take John Sharp's
place in the Senate. Tidings come
from Mississippi to the effect that
the Hon. Tom is a candidate for re
election to the House. It would be
a crime against' the Democratic party
and an outrage upon the American
Union to defeat John Sharp Williams
for re-election to the Senate. He is
Senator from Mississippi, and he is
more that that he is Senator for
all the States of our blessed Union
By Savoyard in Nashville Banner
Washington, September 29.
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