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Entered nt the post office at Union City, Ten nessee, as second-class mail matter. Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1915. Announcements For Trustee;- BRATTON. We are authorized to announce S. R. Brntton as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic partv in the primary election Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915. ' JACKSON. We are authorized to announce W. E. (Hllis) Jackson a candidate for Trustee of . Obion County, subject to the-action of the Democratic party in the primary election Siit- urday, Nov. 20, W15. BTKCVT Wf are authorized to announce T. P Finch, of No. 11, as w candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Dem ocratic party in the primary election baturaay Nov. 20, 1915. HnsvnRAir Wp are authorized to announce P. D. Hornbeak a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action or the Democratic party in the primary election Sat urday, Nov. 20, 1915. mokpvtt w- bw authorized to announce Henry Moffett as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the notion of the Democratic partv in the primary election Sat urday, Nov. 20, 1915. T? A STRR wnnn-We are authorized to announce T. J. Easterwood as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action or tneuem ocrntic partv in the primary election Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915. POORE We are authorized to announce J. X,. Poore as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Demo cratic partv in the primary election Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915. FORESTER. We are authorized to announce W. A. Forester a condidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic primary election Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915. For Tax Assessor. HOWARD. We are authorized to announce I. J. Howard as a candidate for re-election to the office of Tax Assessor of Obion County, subjec. to the action of the Democratic party in the primary election Saturday. Nov. 20, 1915. NOAH. We are authorized to announce Will P. Noah as a candidate for Tax Assessor of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic partv in the primary election Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915. For Sheriff. MASSKY. We are authorized to announce T. R. Masse y as a candidate for Sheriff of Obion County, subject to the action of the Demo cratic primary election Nov. 20, 1915. CHI1.ES. We are authorized to announce Enloc Chiles as a candidate for Sheriff of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party in the primary election Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915. McCAIN. We are aurhorized to announce J. R. (Bob) McCain a candidate tor 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 for Sheriff of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic primary election Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915. For Mayor. WADpEM, We have the authority to announce Hon. Seid Waddell a condidate for Mayor of Union City, Tenn. Election January 1, 1916. For Aldermen, WHEELER. We have the authority to announce John A. Wheeler as candidate for re-election as Alderman ot Union City, Tenn. Election Sat urday, January 1, 1916. ADAMS. We have the authority to announce John P. Adams a candidate for re-election as Alnerman of Union City, Tenn. Election Sat urday, January 1, 1916. BURDICK. We have the authority to announce J. C. Burdick a candidate for Alderman of Union City, Tenn. Election Saturday, Janu ary 1, 1916. J. C. Burdick Announces. The Commercial takes pleasure in presenting the name of J. C. Bur dick, Sr., to its readers as a candi date for Alderman of Union City. Capt. Burdick is one- of Union City's ablest and best known citi ssens. He has served on the board with distinction. He is enterprising, energetic and is always thinking and working for the betterment of liis town. He is president of the Business Men's Club and has an ear to the ground at all times trying to locate some desirable enterprise and capture it for the city. He is liberal with his means and is found in the front rank working to benefit and leautify the community. If elected he will make the city a good official Consider his claims. For Aldermen. In the proper column of to-day's "Commercial will be found the official announcements of Mr. John A. Wheeler and John P. Adams, candi dates for re-election as Aldermen of Union City. For several terms Mr. Adams has served the city in this capacity. -Four years ago he dropped out, but made the race and was successful two years later. He was by Mr. Reynolds given the chairmanship of the street committee. This was just after the walks and rock streets had been built, so far as the bonded funds would allow, hence Mr. Ad ams has had very little money with which to keep up the work. But lie has done his work well. With limited means he has reworked First Btreet, and Washington avenue has been filled, graded and graveled and made th best looking business .street in the city. Mr. Wheeler was elected two ears ago and has taken much in terest In the city's affairs. He was assigned the chairmanship of the cemetery committee. He is a man of means, a splendid business man and ra llrst-class citizen. He has made .a good official and deserves an in dorsement. Two of our best citizens and we take pleasure in presenting thier names to the voters. Consider their claims when you come to make up your ticket at the city election on the first Saturday in January next Col. Cy Lyle used to be Mr. Patter son's manager up in the eastern section, and was a Colonel ou Mr. Patterson's staff. He owas and edits the Johnson City Comet and in the last week's issue his paper contained this editorial para graph: "If the people of this great State want a man to represent them in the United States Senate who has a clean and" unquestionable record from the cra dle to the present, and that has made a success in' life, they will vote for Mc Kellar.": CASUAL COMMENT . Business Harmony. This has been a good season for business men's outings, picnics, field days and other summer sports. And they have served a good purpose. Business harmony is an absolute ne cessity to a community. It brings a closer co-operation to business or ganizations. Boards of Trade are worthless if they are allowed to be come hot beds of petty Jealousies, bickerings and cut-throat methods between the members. A great many business organizations also fail be cause a few officers are allowed to do all the work and the remainder of the members stand aside and criti cise, fail to attend meetings and put up an almost insurmountable bar to closer unity. Here steps in the so cial side. The picnic, the summer outing, the field day, when all mem bers of the Business Men's Associa tion close shop and get together to play, cannot but result in harmony and a better understanding. Stiff ness and formality can't last long in the baseball game between the fat men and the slim ones. The sourest grouch in the association is apt to become almost human under the in fluences of the sack or potato races, while the hatched-faced, thin-lipped cashier who has a reputation of hav ing smiled back in '96, is more apt to thaw under the stories and the luncheon under the trees than he is if he remains secluded in his money cage. These get-together meetings are far-reaching. Bill Jones, who has always hated his competitor, will go back to town laughing at the story the hated one told, and, like as not, will get into the habit of dropping by his store to hear more of those stories and, incidentally, talk over business matters with him. Town spirit and good business grow out of pleasant relations. That Soldier Song. (Being, incidentally, a hint to song-writers that "soldier" can be rhymed with something else than "shoulder.") , I've tried to write a martial lay, With cheers and glad Hosannahs, Of troops so gay that march away With drums and waving banners. But thru my head till I'm insane, Runs one tune now I've told you "I didn't raise," goes the refrain, "My boy to be a soldier." I cannot write of guns that roar Their challenge to the battle, Nor of the glory that is war, Nor of the musket's rattle; This tune, until I'm almost dead (To peace it seeks to mould you) "I didn't raise," goes thru my head, "My boy to be a soldier." I weary of that senseless song, Though I cannot forget it; It haunts me now the whole day long I know I shouldn't let it; It's spoiled the one idea I had, So this will have to hold you "I didn't raise my darling lad To be a blooming soldier." Manufacturing Criminals. "The greatest crime in the United States is the wholesale manufacture of criminals," says Henery B. Hyde in The Chicago Tribune, writing of the great number of useless laws passed by the State Legislatures and city councils each year. And to sup port his indictment Mr. Hyde mar shals an array of facts which fic tion cannot match. Commenting editorally on Mr. Hyde's charges, The Tribune says: , "Obviously, what Mr. Hyde calls the wholesale manufacture of criminals is one of the unexpected results of our uncritical reliance upon legis lation as a cure-all. When the American sees anything he doesn't like, his first impulse is to pass a law against it. If there are no statutes against gravitation enacted at the vocfierous behest of Americans who have slipped upon a winter's day, it is an oversight which will be corrected in due time. 'This is an American failing which is often commented on. Less often do we ponder the moral phase of the American habit of passing laws. "Undoubtedly we have been pass ing thru a period of acute social self- consciousness. Many things which were ignored by our fathers weHin derstand or think we understand the evil of, and in attempting to express our new sense of responsibility and correct the newly discovered faults by our favoritet method of law-making we have not only far out-strlp- ped our capacity 'for the more diffl cult task of administration, but we have developed a taste for correct ing what seem to 'be our neighbors errors which bids fair in turn to in elude everything from his choice of neckties to his religious creed. "This taste for censorship is not discriminating. What seems to the great mass of a given community as at worst harmless or i inconsiderable seems to some - moral specialists heinous and deeply demoralizing. In no country of the world to-day, we believe, are there bo many good peo ple who happen to be passionately energized over some particular fact of our fallible human nature. The United States is one huge example of Herbert Spencer's simile on reform. It is a titantic sheet of metal on which the dinges are being furiously beaten down with the inevitable re sult that with almost every blow rf our blundering hammers a new dinge is made as the' old one disappears. "In this period of an awakened social conference we show collec tively a tendency to neurasthenia in reform, and individually a supersen- sitiveness as to other people's errors If a good many of our efforts at bet tering the world ovefliight could be tested with a dose of humor and sense of proportion, a deal of un necessary suffering could be avoided and some very serious social reac tions escaped. "But more is needed even than perfecting of law enforcement and administration a thing more diffi cult to attain. . We need a check up on our growing tendency to force our neighbors into compliance with our, own special standards.- If we are to accept a sterner and more de tailed social discipline, let usat least see that it is shaped by the common conscience and based on the broad and settled convictions of the com munity. Let us no longer subject the individual to the heterogeneous tyranny of innumerable minorities. Too much of our penal law is made under the cover of public indifference by that species of man or woman who would have us all run into the mold of his or her own conviction." A Sermon on Noah. My text dis mornin' Breddern, am took from de Holy Writ, wherein we read how Noah made de Ark an' fashioned it; he built de Ark ob gopher wood, an' used a cubit rule, "while all de knockers sat eroun' an' cussed him to 'a fool; de local anvil chorus, dey jes' sat eroun' an' spat terbaccer Juice upon his wood, an' mocked him jes' lak dat, an' ' sez "Whafoah yo'.makin' dis hyah boat foah on dry lan'? Yo'-all a-thinkin' maybe, dat yo'-all's a sallah man?" But Noah paid no 'tenshun, ner allowed he heard dem croaks, but jes' minded his own business, lak all good and proper folks; when ,dey read -de weddah fo'cast "Mild; con tinnered warm an' fair," ole Noah went on buildin', an' allowed he didn't care. But one day de weddah shifted; de barometer done fall, an' de rain came down in torrents rained fo' fo'ty days dat's all; an' de knock ers and de croakers drowned jes' lak so many rats, which was jes' what dey had commin' nothin' . left ex- ep' dey hats. An' de moral ob dis story, Bred dern, hit am writ quite plain, dat whenevah knockers tell yo' dey ain't gwine ter be no rain, jes' go ahead lak Noah, an' don't let 'em get yo' goat, an' some day you'll have lak Noah, de bigges' show afloat. The Country Editor. He might have been a millionaire, And won financial fame. Or sat in a director's chair, Had money been his aim; He chose instead to spend his years In service poorly paid, And with the paste pot and the shears A humble living made. He chronicled the town's events; The local goings-on; His fellow townsmen's hopes and bents Inspired his lexicon; He felt the public pulse that beat Around him, and he tried To make his little country sheet A thing of local pride. Unselfishly, with all his heart, He strove but to upbuild His town, of which he was a part, With great ambition filled. He spoke well of his fellow men; He praised when praise was due; He wielded but a kindly pen. And no reward he drew. Cleaning Politics. "Politics can be cleaned only from the inside of the political party," says Rev. Joseph H. O'Dell, D. D., in the Ladies' Home Journal. "Men who exert any influence in elections must play the game three hundred and sixty-five days in the year. A hundred, circumstances make it im possible for the minister to be a di- rect fact in the results, but this does not render him a political nonentity. He can understand enough of the working methods to apply the great determinative principles; he can in spire the sluggish citizens of his con gregation to a performance of their civic duties; he can fire the men of his church with such a passion for righteousness in public life that they will serve their party committees and become candidates for office; he can luster registering and voting with a sacramental significance. What he cannot do himself by direct action, he can cause a hundred or five hundred of his parishouers to do as an integral part of their Chris tian lives. There are certain spheres of influence in which a minister is at a discount because of his professional standing. But he is not thereby shut out from a part in the development of modern society. - Jesus did not legislate by specific acts, regulations and by-laws, but by the proclamation of determinative principles. Those principles are as applicable to-day as they were sixty generations ago. It is the minister's privilege to ' show the relevance of those principles to modern life; to bring them to bear upon such problems as local option, factory regulation, child labor, workmen's compensation, capital and labor, trade competition, penology and a hundred kindred themes. If he can lay the divine compulsions of such principles upon the men who fall within his pastoral domain, he will have become a social, civic and political power of the first order without jeopardizing his influence by plunging into a game for which he has had no training and to which he cannot give adequate time without sacrificing his own unique responsi bilities and privileges." Harold at the Phone. What-he thought he'd say: Hello, dear! I love to hear your voice. It's my inspiration. Won't I see-you soon? To-morrow will be a hundred years. It's unhearable to be away from you, I'll never tire of you. Your family will like me when they know me better. My love for you is wonderful. I couldn't live without you. There is no other girl in the world but you. What he said: Hello, dear! I love to hear your voice Gladys: That'll be all right, but father says I can't talk to you until you turn up with a theatre ticket every now and then to pay for the fur you're wearing off the sofa. Harold : Oh ! sEr er I beg your pardon. I've the wrong line. Buy Luzerne hand-picked coal. It's orazy with the heat. McAdoo Con struction Co., phone 45. DR. JAKE H. PARK DENTIST Office: Room 1, Naillinp- Building TELEPHONE 13b. UNION CITY, TENNESSEE NN31 'AID NOINfl 3aiping SaniiBjl 'gj aioojj floigQ 1031IHDHV J. C. BURDBCK Wholesale and Ketaif Reelfoot Lake and Mississippi River Fish Game Oysters in Season. New location, East Main Street Phone 185 UNION CITY, TENN Veterinary Hospital Near Palace Hotel. Calls answered day or night. Drs. Youngblood Graduate . Veterinarians. Telephones Office 22-J; Residence 22-W. YOUNGBLOOD-CLARK Day and Night Transfer Near Palace Hotel Call Phone 22-J T. R. 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