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Marshall & Balrd, Union City, Teni. Entered at the post Affice at Union City, Ten' essee, aa aecond-claaa mail matter. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21. 1919. ANNOUNCEMENTS. . For Trustee. COX. We are authorized to announce J. E. Cox aa candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. JERNIGAN. We are authorized to an mounce Tom W. lerniiran aa a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. REYNOLDS. We are authorized to an- nounce T. R. Reynolds as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the -action of the Democratic party. ATKINS. We are authorized to an nounce Harry Atkins as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. , For Tax Assessor. NOAH. We are authorized to announce Will P. Noah as a candidate for Tax As -sessor of Obion County, subject to the ac tion of the Democratic party. ROBEY. We are authorized to announce "Will Robey a candidate for Tax Assessor of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. ' For Sheriff. McCAIN. We are authorized to an nounce J. R. (Bob) McCain as candidate for Sheriff or Obion County, subject to the action or the Democratic party. Money Cheap .as Water. The Federal Revenue bil makes an assessment . of $6,000,000,000 for 1919, -and thereafter of $4,000,000, 400 annually. It was generally be lieved that these taxes would be levied only for the reconstruction period, but as no indication of that is .given, It is presumed that this rate of taxation is to continue indefinite ly. Congress, heretofore intrenched in a lax system of appropriations, has brought itself to believe that the manner of levying laxea in war times can be continued ' in peace times. That body socm3 to bo anchored in the assumption that the people have approved that course. The war is practically . over, at least many of us feel that way about -it, and yet we are going to bo called on for more money than wo have ever paid before, and this thing -seems to have no end. Now wo presumo that nobody, lawmaker, official, or whoever he i3, "will undertake to deny that we were 'extravagant and wasteful during the "war, but it was really necessary, we 'take It, 'to make hp.ste rather than to quibble about the quantity and the prices of things. No mr,n will have the hardihood to criticise tho war program. He should not have. ' But that wo are to continue to nnnrnnrlaln in h11Hrta n ti i in maln- lam government on a war oasis is indefensible, and without Tpologies we would Bay at once that a change 'of administration would be agreeable if it were not a fact that there are no prospects of relief in a change. This statement is mjidc after having some years ago been convinced Jthat there is an invlaible political organi zation of the leading Democrats and Republicans in Congress to control legislation and patronage. We are further convinced that this state of things will continue until there is a revolution of Dome Kid. I would not altogether recommend a peace able movement on tho Capitol, but if the old pile would tumble down - n Till m q Yi ara a fvtr mlacn I Arrl a m r( lions maybe it would awaken the realization cf the fact that coming events cast their shadows before. There arc 110,000,000 of people In the United States. It is stated upon competent authority that pnly four business persons out of every one hundred are oucceaof ul enough to irltarhnre-A nil ' IndohtAdnpas and nrn- Tride for a family. Say half the population . aro adults s ubject to taxation. Then with this ratio two millions of pcop3 aro paying the taxes. Two millions of people are supporting tho " executive and Con gressional branches of government, the war bureaus and interminable chain of councils and commissions, ' leagues, courts, bureaus, and other bodies commissioned by the Govern ment. Two millions aro supporting the hundreds of thousands of people on the Government pay roll, and yet apparently wunoui a competent es timate, a comprehensive survey, Con gress appropriates as free as water hundreds or millions ror tnis, mat und the other branches of Govern ment. One fact is inexorable. There will come a pay day. Thoso who dance ; must pay tho fiddler." But while the mill3 continue to grind for thoso who can make political returns and while gratuities are made to favored ones, t"he conditions are not improving. So Is It strange that we are threaten ed with the red flag and Bolshevism. Let Us Have a Rest. Senator Hoke Smith and Congress man Bankhead havo introduced a bill in Congress for Federal aid to education, calling for au appropria tion every year cf $12,500,000 for paying salaries of teachers, directors, etc., and of $750,000 a year for the preparation of same. Years ago when Bob Taylor was a candidate for Governor he was condemned for espousing the Republican doctrine of Federal aid to education. As to. that feature of tho proposition it seems like splitting straws, but, that the Federal Government should add tax-r-tion for education when the States, many of them, aro already taxed to the limit, is not very encouraging at. the present t!mo when taxes are downright burdonnome. The States r.re really ablo to take care of this work and should, withcut regard to the political aspect of the question, bo responsible for the cduc.tlon of their citizens.. Tennessee allows for school purposes one-third cr nearly one-half of -its taxes. , If that is not enough it i3 not the fault" of public education, but of tho management of the system. More taxes would not remedy the matter. There is such a thing of overdoing a gcod work. Liberality often opens the way for temptation, and we believe Tennes see is now top heavy in school mat ters. Thero should be more atten tion to rural schools and less to the normals. Tho Government and the States are running a race for bu reauracy, and about tho only man we know of who is bucking it is Governor Roberts. We aro with him, tooth and toe nail. There is no rea son under the sun why public offi cials should not be made to earn their money. We trust Congress will turn this educational bill down, or if there is need for it ' to postpono the matter until a more auspicious time. Join the Poultry Club. Miss Eva Luther, our county dem onstratpr, informs us that she is meeting with great success in her undertaking to enlist 200 girls and 200 women in the county to join the pure bred poultry clubs. She has only been at work on this, in con nection with her other work, for one week and has secured quite a large enrollment, who agree to raiso some breed of pure bred poultry this spring. Don't wait for her to come to see you. Write her at Union City and she will send you any informa tion you desire to know about be coming a member of these clubs. It has been fully demonstrated that pullets hatched in February, March and, April lay On an average of three dozen more eggs before Jan uary 1 than pullets hatched in May or June. One hundred pure bred pullets hatched in February, March and April should give an income of $2, per day during fall and winter months. Early hatched pullets also give something to sell in winter at a high price. Poultry, if given the same "attention that hogs or cattle get, will ' show equal or better re sults! Poultry consumes large' quan tities of worms, grains, weed seed, and bugs that are otherwise wasted, and which no other farm animal can turn into profit. Girls and women, don't wait. Get in touch with Miss Luther at once and become menfcers of these poul try clubs. Fatherless Children of France. Dr. and Mrs. Davo Maddox adopted the little French orphan twins whose names appeared in this paper last week. ' A great work for these splen did people and "aa extra good report for one family to adopt two orphans. The Ladies Club, by Mrs. W. L. Clemmons, adopted a littlo girl, Mrs. A. L. Brevard has the picture of two beautiful children, one named Anne Mote, ago four years, tfnd the other, Gean Mote, age seven years. These little children are brothers and sisters and we hope that they will find a way into the hearts of somo good peoplo that they be adopt ed. We havo a picture of a tiny tot standing between its mother and father. The father was a French soldier and was killed in battle. Who would like to help this fatherless child? MRS. ELLIS JACKSON, Chairman of Press Work. The Hen That Lays ic the hen that pays. If she does not lay, kill her, but before you kill her give her B. A. Thomas' Poultry Remedy twico a dry for a week, and then you will not kill her for she will be paying you a profit. It not only makes henc.. lay -but it is a remedy for Cholera, Roup, and Gapes We gualantee it to cure or we refund your money. Frank C. Wehman, Union City, Tenn.; Guy & Pccry, Polk, Tenn. ; T. A. Cummings, Rives, Tenn, An Old-Time Democrat. The National House of Represen tatives a few days ago was droning along considering the bill (H. R. 15018) making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1920, when Representative Dies, of Texas, got the floor, and, according to the Congressional Record, delivered this speech, which is worth a wider cir culation than tho Record can give it: Mr. Chairman, when members talk about loaning money to the farmers of this country, and talk about Demo crats and Republicans, it makes an honest nonpartisan man laugh. The best thing you can do for the farmers of this country is to let them alone and quit spending their money and taxing the eternal life out of them. (Laughter and applause.) I wish the farmers of this country and fhe taxpayers of our land might haye a return of the old democratic and republican theory that Govern ment is not created to support the people, but that it is created to be supported by the people. The great mistake we are making, my friends, here now is that we are practicing hypocrisy ' upon the peo pie. We are leading them to believe that the Government can support them and lift them by their boot straps out of their financial difflcul ties when, as honorable men, we should say to them that all that the Government can ,do is to protect their life and their liberty and tax them to support the Government. I have been here ten years, and I am gslng out now A member. And voluntarily, too Mr. Dies. Yes; and I will tell you what you have done, and I hope you will take it in good part. You have taken the fairest and best Govern ment- ever known among men and you are making it into tho most despicable socialism. You took the American peoplo at a tlmo when they believed they could support them selves and their Government, and you are teaching them hour by hour and day by day to expect that their Government shall support them. In stead of telling our magnificent army, when the boys are coming back from France and are being demobilized, to go back to their jobs, and engage in their former industries, you are leading them to believe that tho Gov ernment shall take it upon itself as a duty to support them. My friends, you are tearing down the greatest Government, the great est democracy, the world has ever seen, and you are building up in its stead the poorest fabric of socialism that history can record. Is it your intention to help the people? No. You will not help the people unless you tell them that the Government has but one duty to tlje citizen, and that is to protect his life and property and give him an equal and fair race in this world. (Applause.) And you are teaching him that the duty of tho Government is to help him. My beloved country! I do not know: wo are losing the greatest Republic the world has ever seen. Talk about international democracies! It is being swamped amidst nebulous phrases and unintelr ligible Jargon. Would to God the President of the United States would get on the Tennessee and como home and preserve this Republic (ap plause) rather than meddle longer with the politics of Europe. We are casting the lot of the people of Amer ica, the peace and destinies of our country into what? Into the hotch potch of the quarrels and poverty and woe and destruction" of Europe. You know, when this is all over, my friends, I will be out home farm ing, and you who are left here will read Washington's Farewell Address with more respect than you have ever read H before. (Applause.) There is not anything new to be Eaid. Human nature is Just the same as it was when our fathers made this Republic. The President , of -the United States, representing what has been tho greatest Republic tho world has ever ieccn, 4 may speak of Justice and of the League of Nations, and the end of the sorrows of mankind; but the best hope ' of this Republic and of this people is upon our own shores, de fending te Constitution of our fath ers, protecting tho liberties of the people and independent self-government, a representative democracy. Ana I wish, O God of Nations, that our President would como back home, and that wo might leave upon this hemisphere a great democracy, un entangled and unengaged with all the European broils that exist abroad to-day. (Prolonged applause.) Try this When a change from coffee seems desirable for any reason ' and you want -to get your moneys worth in satis faction, - buy a tin of POT 0 , Every year more people drink Postum. Why? Try rfc yourself; you'f find 44 inejpes jRestsbn SSS3B Wait for Dr. Saunders. See Dr. Saunders at his office in Uni n City . fourth Monday in each month. High-grade toric and Kryp tok lenses, new stylo frames and mountings. Glasses mado to order. P. S. Dr. Saunders has an office in Martin over Bell's grocery store, rarac SALE Having rented mv farm I will offer for sale at public, auction on the farm, about 1 miles, southwest of Union City on the Troy and Union City road, and about tour miles northeast 01 of Troy, on Tuesday, February 25 (1919) Beginning: at 10 o'clock a. m. One brood mare, one three-year-old mule,' two mules coming two years old, two .good two-horse wagons, two three-horse breaking plows, three two-horse breaking plows, single .trees and double trees, two disk harrows, fourteen disks each, two three-horse drag harrows, one good Hoosier corn planter, one two-horse corn harrow, three disk cultivators, one hoe culti vator, one land roller, one wheat binder, one good hay tedder, one hay rake and all kinds wagon and plow gear, and num bers of other useful articles. TERMS : On eight months -time with' good notes. All un der $5 cash. J. G. SAUNDERS, Auctioneer. T. L. JOYNER. COME TO SEE US EVERY PAY IN FEBRUARY We might have something new. That would be a surprise to you. Come in and look through. We will be glad to see you. You can sure get the best just like you did before the war. If you buy from us you must be satisfied, for that is a part of the deal. . We have arrang ed! our grocery for your convenience. Everything to eat, from bread to meat. So don't go hungry, but just eat, eat, eat. Three Phones Union City. Two Fords THE MILLING HOSPITAL SEVENTH YEAR A Modern Surgical Institution. Competent Trained Nurses DR. W. A. NAILLING. . . . .Chief Surgeon Union City, Tenn. Both Phone 41. - DR. JAKE H. PARK DENTIST Office: Room I, Naillin? Building TELEPHONE 136 UNION CITY, TENNESSEE - , Dr. Jas. W. Scott Registered Optometrist. '' Eyes scientifically examined and - glasses fitted. ' ' Telephone 327-J " UNION CITY, TENN. You will get your money's worth at E. P. Wright's.