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Entered at the potti office at Union City. Tea
etsee. as second-class mail matter.
Marehaii at Baird, Union City, Tenn.
For Mayor.
W ADDEI.L We have the authority to announce
Hon. beid Waddell a candidate for Mayor of
Union City, Tenn. Eiecuoa January L,
COBLE. We have the authority to announce J.
A. Coble as a candidate for Mayor of Ucioa
City. Tenn. Election Saturday. Jan. 1. 1916.
For Aldermen,
MOSS. We are authorised to amaosace C. T.
Moss as a candidate for AJder-maa of I'nkm
City. Election Saturday, Jas. t. 3914.
W HEEI.E R . We haw the authority to announce
John A. Wheeler as candidate for re-electjoB as
Alderman ot Union City. Team. Ejection Sat
urday, January 1. 191&.
ADAMS. We have the amUjoritr to announce
John P. Adams a candidate for re-e-iectkai as
Alrvrrmanof Union City, Teas. Ejection Sat
urday, January 1. 1914.
BURDICK. We have the aCbority toaamoamce
J. C. Burdick a candidate for Aldermaa of
Union City. Tens. ESectwai Saturday, Janu
ary 1. 1916.
HA.SSEU, We hare the authority la naoastx
J. A. Uassell as a candidate for Aldensan of
Union City, Tenn. Eiectaoa Saturday, jam
ary 1, 1916.
SEMONE5. We haat the aathority to asnouaoe
John F. Sememes a candidate for re-e3etn as
Alderman of Uaioa City. Tema. Election Sat
urday, January 1. 1915.
ROBIKSON. We are authorised to anawusce
Dr. H. G Robinson as a candidate for Alder
man of Union City. Tenn. Ejection Saturday,
Jan. 1.19:6.
KEISER We have the authority to announce
C. E. Reiser a candidate for Alderman of
Union City, Tenn. Election Saturday. Janu
ary 1. 1916.
CALDWELL We haw the authority to an
nounce Elra Caldwell a candidate for Alder- ',
man of Union Citv. Te- Eicciisa Saturday, I
January 1, 1916.
JERNIGAN We are authorized to announce T. !
w. Jernigan as a candidate for Alderman of
Union City, Tenn. Election Jan. L 1916.
PARKS We are authorized to announce Harris
Parks as a candidate for Alderman of Union
City. Tenn. Election Jan. 1. 1V16.
lar" circumstances being hard to de
fine in specific instances. The result
was that it gave wide latitude to
the carriers; The long and short
haul feature of th act Jv-m;
largely disregarded in the south,
southwest and far west.
Under the amendment of Aug. 2S,
1910, the long ad short haul fea
ture is made Imperative, except in
special cases in which the ommis
sion is empowered to grant relief
from the strict application of the
It seems outrageous to us that the
powerful influences are at work to
tear down the smaller communities
and build up the larger ones as in
stanced in this matter. The door of
opportunity in th light of recent
events has been gradually closing up
on the small towns and villages, and
powerful Influences have been
brought to : sar in aid of this. Even
the shippers In the large centers are
not fair enough to concede any
equity to those of Ihe smaller points,
and the irony of it is that they come
among us with the patronizing spirit
of unselfish co-operation in our ag
riculture and those things which an
Allwise Providence has permanently
endowed us.
It is high time that the Commerce
Commission is undertaking to make
Just and law abiding citizens of the
railroad companies as well as com
panies and indiviuals of other pur
This paper holds no brief against
the railroads for holding up their
claims to just and even liberal com
pensation, but does most emphatic
ally protest against existing discrimi
Long and Short Haul Clause.
A great upheaval in freight rates
affecting the Southeastern and Mis-
sissippi Valley territory is the result
of the compiling of the new traiff
schedules tp meet the requirements
of the "long and short haul" clause
of the commerce act.
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion seems to be bringing to the no
tice of the Southern roads the neces
sity of complying with the letter of
the law, the provisions of which are
embraced in the publication of the
new tariff sheets. The roads, es
pecially of the Southern territory,
have been very slow to recognize the
"long and short haul" clause.
During the days of competition
industries of any considerable merit
located at intermediate stations could
get favorable rates to the markets,
but since the consolidation or pooling
of railroad interests the terminal
cities and important junctions only
are favored with inducements to
shippers, thereby placing railroads in
the attitude of actually building up
the largely populated cities at the
expense of the smaller cities and
towns lying between and tributary
to the large ones. Thus the railroads
have been engaged in the laudable
enterprise of sapping the life blood
of the small towns and stations on
their own lines to be transplanted
to the large cities. This has been
going on continuously for some
years, evidently with the satisfaction
and approval of the roads, and would
continue to be so evidently, but for
the fact that a flaw in the act was
amended in 1910 to preserve its
original intent and purpose.
The fourth section of the act to
regulate commerce is this:
"That it shall be unlawful for any
common carrier subject to the pro
visions if this act to charge or re
ceive any greater compensation in
the aggregate for the transportation
of passengers or of like kind of prop
erty, under substantially similar cir
cumstances and conditions, for a
shorter than for a longer distance
over the same line in the same di
rection, the shorter being included
within the longer distance, provided,
however, that upon application to
the commission appointed under the
provisions of this act, such carrier
may, in special cases, after investi
gation by the commission, be au
thorized to charge less for the longer
than for the shorter distances for
the transportation of passengers or
property; and the commission may
from time to time prescribe the ex
tent to which such designated com
mon carriers may be relieved from
the operation of this section of the
To meet the requirements of the
act, the carriers in almost every in
stance increased rates to junction
points and reduced rates to inter
mediate stations. This course is
what caused the storm that has brok
en from city traffic bureaus.
The revision is the result of the
amendment to the fourth section of
the commerce act, which became ef
fective Aug. 28, 1910. The act prior
to the amendment provided that low
er rates for the longer haul might be
applied when the circumstances were
dissimilar. This had been construed
by the Supreme Court in numerous
decisions, the question of "dissimi-
Mr. Tom W. Jernigan is a new
candidate for Alderman, nevertheless
as just and true a citizen as there is
within the corporate limits of Union
City. He is interested in every way
with all our civic progress and enter
prise schools, churches and public
works and wishes to be entrusted
with a share in the conduct of these
affairs, which he pledges to con
scientiously and honestly perform,
and his word is as good as his bond
Alderman Harris Parks asks us to
announce him a candidate tor re
election. Mr. Parks doesn't want a
committee job, but simply, to be plain
alderman that he may serve the in
terests of all the citizens alike. He
Is one of the best qualified men in
Union City business affairs, and can
be found always protecting and Up
holding those things which the wis
dom of sound judgment, dictates.
You are asked to kindly consider his
There's no occasion for military
hysteria in this country. To spend
an additional sum of a half billion
dollars yearly for the army and navy
while the other great nations are
rapidly reducing their military
strength is not in the nature of good
common sense. While the entente
and alliance are busy with the Eu
ropean struggle neither can possibly
conduct a successful invasion of this
country, and if the great struggle is
waged to conclusion, the victor will
be practically prostrate and disabled
If peace is restored there'll be
no cause for another fight. It
seems to us this is a newspaper
clamor, stimulated by those interests
which prey upon the people when
the least plausible excuse is found.
If the jingoes who want to spend
a large per cent of our revenues for
preparedness are willing to foot the
bills and enlist with the first call to
arms, all right; but if it is to tax
the people with additional burdens
and reduce their circumstances in
time of peace, then the people should
be given a chance to be heard on the
subject. If the way the plunderbund
has been working in this country for
the past twenty years had been con
ducted in a country with.the limited
natural resources of Germany the
people would have been reduced to
poverty. If we are to be deluged
with the military propaganda then
let the revenues come from the ship
builders, the manufacturers of arms
and munitions and the money sharks
who take advantage of a patriotic
wave to ply their vocation.
A Butabaga Rhyme.
The poets boost the beet along,
The parsnip gets a saga.
But no one ever sings a song
About the rutabaga.
The truffle, an aristocrat,
Is known to song and story.
The sweet potato, brown and fat,
Pre-empts its share of glory.
The rutabaga should have friends;
It well deserves attention.
And poets ought to make amends
By giving it some mention.
Pretty Rough.
She tried to match her thinning hair,
But met, alas, with scorn.
The salesgirls told her everywhere
It wasn't being worn.
Senator Lea's Future,
Those among our esteemed con
temporaries who are predicting each
a dark and dismal future for Senator
Luke Tea may compose their souls
and husband their sympathy, be
cause they are unnecessarily dis
turbed, and are wasting much senti
ment. Senator Luke Lea Is not in
the running for the United States
Senate at the present time, but this
does not mean that he is going into
permanent occultation. He will still
remain a factor, and no very small
one, in the political and civic life
of Tennessee. He is still a young
man, and without accident he has
many years of life before him, and
many opportunities for usefulness.
He has everything that is necessary
to enable him to serve and lead his
people. He has wealth and family
prestige. He has youth, vigor and
energy. He has an experience more
ripened than comes to many men of
his age. He has a well established
newspaper thru which he can express
himself and keep himself before the
people; and now that he ivout of
politics personally, this newspaper
can be devoted to constructive and
educational work, free from the con
flicts and aberations of political war
fare. As an editor of a well estab
lished daily newspaper he will be m j
position to render his people a broad- !
er and a more discursive service than ;
even in the high office of United ;
States Senator. This, of course, is J
flattering to the profession of jour-;
nalism, but the assertion will be :
borne out by ihe tapt&. A Uuiied i
States Senator is often kaadicappea ;
by party obligations, axd ircunUy ;
tied hand and foot by caucuses. He
must cater to the politicians who put
him in office, and who alos can re
tain him in office, and he sometimes
must descend to unworthy demagogy
n order to conciliate the animosiiies.
flatter the vanity and win the good
favor of the unthinking and impres
sionable masses. As editor of a news
paper he will act in perfect freedom.
He has no one to consult but the
right and the truth, no monitor but
wisdom, no tribunal to answer but
his own conscience. He can give to
his people the best that is in him
without fear or favor, and he is al
ways sure of their respect, even when
they differ from him temporarily and
refuse their indorsement. Thru his
newspaper he will have a larger au
dience, and his contact with that
audience will be of daily occurrence;
whereas, in the United States Senate
those who heard from him did so
only occasionally. The South needs
young and aggressive men at -the
head of its newspapers, and no great
er or more inviting field of action can
be imagined. If Senator Luke Lea, in
the years to come and he need not
wait a great many years at that
desire to return to the allurements
of political life, no permanent bar
riers have been raised against his
return to the Senate or any other
office which he may seek, and which
the people have to bestow on their
choice as a gift. Defeat for office is
no doubt a bitter libation, but it is
sometimes a strengthening cordial
which more than compensates for
any loss or disappointment, real or
imaginary. Memphis News-Scimitar
Ask President to Intercede.
Washington, Nov. 27. Efforts to
win President Wilson's support for
a conference of neutrals to initiate
peace proposals in Europe reached
a climax when Mme. Rosika Schwim
mer, of Hungary, and Mrs. Ethel
Snowden, wife of a member of the
British Parliament, called at the
White House yesterday morning with
a personal appeal and word that they
had definite information that' the ma
Jority of the belligerent nations
would not turn deaf ears to sugges
tions from a neutral government.
-The women talked with the Presi
dent for more than half an hour and
went away much pleased over their
reception, though the President had
made no promises. About 400 peace
advocates, fresh from a mass meet
Jng held at a theater, accompanied
the President's callers to the White
House, applauding them as they en
tered and left the executive offices.
The President was urged to initi
ate a peace conference or at least
to signify that he would appoint a
delegate from the United States if
another neutral nation, called one.
He was told that women peace advo
cates who have visited every bellig
erent and neutral nation in Europe
believed from talks , with officials
abroad that practical results would
fallow. He was also informed that
Henry Ford, the Detroit manufac
turer, here to co-operate with the
women, had in his possession, state
ments, some of them signed, from of
ficials in some of the principal coun
tries on both sides of the European
conflict, to the general effect that
they would interpose no objection to
the calling of a conference of neu
trals to make peace proposals.
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Select Your Christmas
Presents Here!
before Christmas why wait longer to
make your gift selections? It is a part of wis
dom to make your selections early. Oftentimes,
you know, hasty selections bring regret; will
there be any regrets attached to any of your
gifts? May we suggest that you make your
selections early and at this store and avoid the
possibility of any regrets and also that last
day rush and annoyance. We have never
shown before such assortments of high class,.
desirable merchandise and thjere has, been no
advance in prices on account of existing con7
Shop Early
Early in the month and early in the day and
thereby do your part to relieve the strain Of
the holiday rush. You will have more time
and find better selections.
Below we give a few suggestions taken at random from our
complete display of seasonable and holiday showings :
Rochester Casseroles
Rochester Serving Dishes
Rochester Serving Trays
Rochester Perculators
Cut Glass Water Sets
Cut Glass Bowls
Cut Glass Vases
Hand Painted Vases
Hand Painted Bowls
Hand Painted Plaques
Hand Painted Jugs
Genuine Haviland China
Community Silverware
1 847 Rogers Silverware :
Majestic Ranges
Aluminumware Sets
Carving Sets
Brass Fire Sets
Brass Andirons
Jardinieres, with stands
Gillette4 Safety Razors
(Gold Plated)
Auto Strop Safety Razors
Wm. Enders Safety Razors
Erector Sets, 50c up
Tool Sets
Boy Scout Rifles
Wagons :
Gold Knife Watch Charms
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Prank Gi0htoia:n

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