Entered at the post office at TJnioo City, Ten
nessee. s second-class nmil matter.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1915.
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Wt tutve the !TKW?ar to wik"hoc J
St-.. Tnn. KUwtinn SurnwlRy, .Isn i, !!(.
Mt!SI)H,i. We at niiihnriwl jo muvmnte
Pint TMnrrmll oannutnte tor Akwrmon 01
Tliiww City, Term. Kleorion Jn. 1. tllfc.
HIOSS. We re mithoriww to armoutww C. T.
s randutate for Aldermnn f Virion
City. Ktcotion Saturday . Jh 1. Mo.
WHSBLPH --We hove the anthorily toannmmfe
tnlin A Wheeler as candidal?- for re-eteonoii a
Alderman rt: Tnioti City Term Election Sat--nrday,
January 1, Mi
At)AMS.-Wt riave trie nntbnrity to announce
Jortu P. Adam a candidate tot re-eiecrmn a
Ainermntioi Tnion CUy.Tfno. R-lecriati Sat
urday, January 1. 191b.
BtTRmCK.--We have the authority ro announce
J. C. Biirdicfc a candidate for Alderman of
Union Citv, Tenn. Election Saturday. Janu
ary 1, 1916.
HASSE1X- We hare the authority to announce
J. A. Hnssell as a candidate for Alderman of
Tnion Citv, Tenn. Election Saturday, Janu
ary 1, 1916.
SEMOKES We have the authority to announce
John F. Semones a candidate for re-eletion as
Alderman of Union City, Tenn. Election Sat
urday, January I, 191o-
KOBINSON. We are authorized to announce
Dr. H. G. Robinson as a candidate for Alder
ru.in of Union City, Tenn. Election Saturday,
Jan. 1, 1916.
KEISER We have the authority to announce
C. K. Keiser a candidate for Alderman of
Union Citv, Tenn. Election Saturday, Janu
ary 1, 1916.
CALDWEIX We have the authority to an
nounce Elva Caldwell a candidate for Alder
man of Union City, Tenn. Election Saturday,
January 1, 1916.
JERNIGAM We are authorized to announce T.
W. Jernigan as a candidate for Alderman of
Union City, Tenn. Election Jan. 1, 1916.
PARKS We are authorized to announce Harris
Parks as a candidate for Alderman of Union
City, Tenn. Election Jan. 1, 1916.
would attempt to controvert, as fol
lows: : ""; : v'-- -
Mr. Patterson in public office
fought Prohibition and Mr. McKellar
in public office voted for and sup
ported a National Amendment-to the
Constitution of the United States for
Now, which will you take-upon
faith, fellow Democrats, for the fu
ture welfare of temperance legisla
tion? The National Administration is
sKwt to appropriate the Republican
tariff and ship subsidy policies.
What on earth will became of the
Rppttblifan party, and what sort of
an attitude is the Democratic party
petting Into, More inducements.
These, for the rolh of socialism,
and with the features f porernment
ownership of the merchant marine 1
have -no fault to nd. Bat with the
ship subsidy the flivrs which have
not already r.ecn left open will be
opened wide to the most shameless
The Faithful Servant.
Senator Sawney Webb, author
of the Webb-Kenyon bill in the U.
S: Senate, did not support Gov
ernor Patterson in the recent pri
mary election. He made a number
of speeches in favor of Senator Lea.
Evidently, Senator Webb did not
have the proper confidence in Gov
ernor Patterson's professions of
faith in the cause of Prohibition,
else he would not have entered the
Senator Webb is now supporting
Truth is that a politician cannot
easily dispose of his record, and when
he has once broken his promises
what can his constituents depend up
pend upon in the future?
Candidate Patterson promised that
the State government should be tak
en out of the hands of the. highway
man John I. Cox and his dirty ma
chine and the election machinery re
turned to the people. What was the
result? Governor Patterson asked
the Legislature to give him a board,
another important piece of heavy
machinery, and to clothe this board
; I . The last ; Chapter. '
With the assembling of tjj first
session of the new Congress to-day
begins the last chapter 'of the pres
ent ftaticr.al Administration.
And upon the nature of that chap
ter depends, in a large, perhaps a
decisive, measure, the character of
the next national Administration.
Upon the record, as already made,
there is no doubt that President Wil
son has the Indorsement of the coun
try. It is true he blunddred as to
Mexico, but that mistake has been
overshadowed bythe surprising ex
cellence of an unequaled work of
constructive reform that has left his
political opponents without a foot of
solid ground to stand on opponents
who are looking anxiously now to the
next six months to give them the
fighting chance wlilch the past two
years have denied them.
Their situation is a peculiarly try
ing one. Feeling that their hope is
in no vitality of their own, but in
Ithrt omHArrassnient of the Democrats,
and outrageous system of rraft ew jim. of dbine their ut-
known hv men of the present time.
J most to effect that embarrassment,
. , ... - .-Jand vt conditions, as brought about
The Commercial will r ready for -
, - ,v ,( t the European war, are such that
its annual Santa Claus edition next - . .
,, ., . . t. tlsev nealiie that it is goitg to be an
week. Wail vour tetters to tan'
- difficult thine to em-
Claus. care of The Commercial, anai ' , - -
snort ana iua m - - -
know the rest
with the appointment of county elec
tion commissioners. To crown his selfishness and ingratitude of which
What Has Patterson Done !
Col. Dick Green ably edits the
Tipton Record at Covington down in
the Tenth District, where both the
Senatorial candidates live. His pa
per asks its readers the following
pointed questions. They are worth
"Let those who think we are preju
diced against Governor Patterson ask
themselves the following questions,
and answer them honestly as Demo
crats and citizens:
"What success has Governor Pat
terson ever achieved, either as a pri
vate citizen or as a public official?
Did not his leadership result in a
twice divided and twice defeated
party in Tennessee?
"One blast of his bugle horn is
worth a thousand men (his support
ers say), but has it ever been sound
ed except in his own fox chase?
"Where was he last year when Bry
an, Daniels, Frazier and Rye were
engaged in the life and death strug
gle to redeem Tennessee to the Demo
cratic party? Was he not writing
letters and telegrams to be used by
the Republican nominee for Gover
nor in Maine?
"Has any Democrat ever heard Mr.
Patterson make a speech in behalf of
Democratic priciples and policies ex
cept when he himself was the party
"Can the voters of the State point
to a single measure introduced by
him as Congressman, or originated
by him as Governor that has ad
vanced the material or moral inter
ests and prosperity of Tennessee?
"Has he ever lost sight of self in
the service of any party or any
"Did he not display the grossest
official acts Governor Patterson after
wards joins forces with ex-Governor
Cox, whom he had charged with em
bezzlement of revenues belonging to
the State; and this is the way he
redeemed his pre-election pledges.
This same Governor Patterson now
promises that he shall reform Con
gress with Prohibition.
What assurances have we that
these promises will be fulfilled?
Congressman McKellar did vote
for a National Prohibition amend
ment and says that he will do so
again. There is performance in one
case and none at all in the other.
Which is entitled to the greater cred
it? Mr. McKellar did not vote for the
Webb-Kenyon bill because that bill
had no penalty clause, therefore a
nullity. Mr. Patterson has never
supported any temperance legislation
at all; not only that, but his public
record t-ho'g the most aggressive op
position, and only a few months ago,
a short time before he took the lec
ture platform, made the public state
ment, so Mr. McKellar produces from
the Governor's interview, that
the Webb-Kenyon bill was in direct
conflict with the provisions of the
National statutes regulating inter
With these things in view, how
can anyone give Governor Patterson
more faith and credit as a Prohibi
tionist than Mr. McKellar.
Mr. McKellar has also pledged that
he will support the entire temper
ance program, and if that is not
good enough for Prohibition Demo
crats, how can they expect any thing
better from Governor Patterson.
It is urged that religion should
not be injected into the campaign,
but sliould, for any good reason, that
point be raised, both men claim al
legiance to the Christian faith, and
are, as far as human knowledge is
concerned, entitled to equality be
fore the bar of public opinion.
N Therefore we" draw the parallel.
reduced in brief, which no man
a man is capable when he made
preparation to run against Bob Tay
lor .when Bob Taylor had voluntarily
offered himself a sacrifice in the vain
endeavor to save Tennessee to the
Democratic party to save both the
party and Patterson himself from
the" consequence of Governor Patter
son's own acts?
"What assurance have the voters
of the State that if elected he will
go to Washington and stay on the
"Will not his nomination and elec
tion mean six more years of strife
and discord in the Democratic party?
"Can Democrats who are loyal to
Woodrow Wilson afford to vote for
Patterson, knowing that his nomina
tion means that Tennessee will be
a doubtful State next year?
"What sacrifice has Patterson ever
made for Prohibition, what service
has he rendered it except for pay,
and did he not wait to change his
mind on that question till local op
tion became unpopular and Prohibi
tion an accomplished fact in this
Union City was considerably shak
en Tuesday, 12:30 p. m. by an earth
quake. The shock was greater per
haps than any felt here for a great
many years. The windows and
dishes rattled and many people were
Dr. F. M. McRee wishes to add to
the notice of the meeting of the
Farmers Insitute published last week
that this is emphatically a get-together
meeting of men of all professions-
merchants, bankers, mechan
ics, lawyers, doctors, and everybody.
Meeting takes place to-morrow, De
cember 11, 1915, at the courthouse
in Union City at 10 o'clock a. m. for
the purpose of electing a county
president and to consider organizing
community clubs over the county
You are invited to attend.
issues most pressing witnout, per
haps, even more embarrassing them
selves. Unquestionably the new Congress
hn a trroat dpl of most iniDortant
work before it work which in its j
resnonsibility exceeds most of the
work that other Congresses have
been called on to do. But for the
fact that the country understands
the character of this work and de
mands that it bejdone, it would al
most inevitably insure the downfall
of the Administration doing it. It
is this fact which at the same time
strengthens the hands oS, those to
whom it has fallen, and disturbs
those who for partisan purposes
would obstruct It.
That is why there is good warrant
for the confidence that the Congress
now assembling, under the advice of
the man who so far has won signally
the approval of the country, will
succeed in doing the work before it
effectively and acceptably; that a
satisfactory policy of "preparedness"
will be inaugurated and a tolerable
policy of paying for it will be pro
vided. Perhaps the latter achieve
ment will be more difficult, more
fraught with danger than the for
mer, but all things are possible un
der pressure of the existing temper
of the people.
The Courier-Journal, in view of
what he has already done, has in
sisted that the only man who can
prevent Woodrow Wilson succeeding
himself in the White House i3 Wood-
row nson. remaps tnis mignt oe
revised by the addition of "or his
Secretary of the Treasury." But
that revision would be one more of
form than of substance, for Mr. Wil
son win have nimseii to Diame it ne
allows Mr. McAdoo to lure him into
the swamps into which no Demo
cratic pathway ever yet led Louis
Manager Cox played a return en
gagement of Moredock & Watson's
Minstrels at Reynolds Theatre last
Monday night. The show has been
considerably enlarged with a good
comedy and singing first part and
afterpart of monologues and sun
dries. It is well proportioned, not
very strong in quantity, but bids
high in quality. The audience en
joyed the attraction.
Notice to Shareholders.
The regular annual meeting of the
shareholders of the Third National
Bank, Union City, Tenn., will be held
in their bank building at 10 a. m.
Tuesday, January 11, 1916, for the
purpose of electing directors for the
ensuing year. 37-5t
A full attendance is desired.
D. N. WALKER, Vice Pres.
HUNTER ELAM, Cashier.
Notice is hereby given that the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Old
National Bank of Union City, Tenn.,
will be held in the banking room of
said bank on Tuesday, January 11, 1916,
at two o'clock p. m., for the purpose of
electing eleven Directors to serve for
the ensuing year, and to consider any
other business that may come before
We urge you to be present at this
Walter Howell, President.
A. L. Gahth. Cashier. 36-4t
Card of Thanks.
We desire to have our friends
know how much we appreciate their
kindness and help during the illness
of Georgle B., who Is now gradually
recovering from typhoid fever. Es
pecially do we offer our thanks to
Dr. H. L. Park for his constant aid
and devotion. May you all enjoy the
blessings of Divine Providence.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Caldwell
and children. 5
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Select Your Ghristmas
WITH ONLY TWELVE MORE DAYS
. 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 there has been no
advance in prices on account of existing conditions.
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
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
1847 Rogers Silverware
Brass Fire Sets -f
Jardinieres, with stands
Gillette Safety Razors
Auto Strop Safety Razors
Wm. ; Enders Safety Razors
Erector Sets, 50c up
Boy Scout Rifles
Wagons : v -Gold
Knife Watch Charms
ran k -CWehmari
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