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Marshall & Balrd, Unioa City, Tenn. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1919. Entered at the post office at Onion City. Tea mesaee. aa second-class mail matter. Announomnta. For Mayor. P1TTMAN. We re authorized to an nounce F. L. Pittman aa a candidate for re-election to the office of Mayor of Union Gty, election Saturday, January 3, 1920. TURNER. We are authorized to an nounce Dr. W. M. Turner aa a candidate for Mayor of Union City, election to be held Saturday. January 3, 1920. For Aldermen. CLOYS. We are authorized to an nounce G. C. Cloys as a candidate for Alderman of Union qity, election Saturday, January 3, 1920. BECK. We are authorized to an nounce C. E. Beck as a candidate for Alderman of Union City, election Saturday, January 3, 1920. ADAMS. We are authorized to announce John Adams as a candi date for re-election to the Board ti Aldermen of Union City, election Saturday, January 3, 1920. REYNOLDS. Wo are authorized to announce T. R. Reynolds as a can didate for re-election to the Board of Aldermen of Union City, election Saturday, January 3, 1920. BRANSFORD. We are authorized to announce Howell A. Bransford as as candidate for re-election to the Board of Aldermen of Union City, 'election Saturday, January 3, 1920. Santa Clans. Your Santa Claus letters should be as short as possible to tell what you want. Write them this week or very early next week in order to get them in the paper. Remember, don't add something about teacher and mama and papa. Ju3t write what you specially want and mail to The Com mercial. Union City. Tenn. This is for the children who are looking for Santa Claus and not grown ups. For Alderman. We are authorized to announce T R. Reynolds as a candidate for Al derman of Union City. Mr. Rey nolds has been serving you as Alder man during tho past term of two years. He is well acquainted with municipal affairs, having served as Mayor of Union City very creditably and acceptably a few years ago, one of the notable acts of his adminis tratlon being the enforcement of the prohibition laws. Mr. Reynolds has been interested in farming, building and construction material and black smithing. Ho is ono of the active and progressive citizens of, .Union CI ty, a young man comparatively and one of sound principles and good judgment. He desires to serve again as Alderman and offers his candidacy for the approval of the men and women citizens and voters. Ho would appreciate a consideration of his claims and your vote and support. For Alderman. . We are authorized to announce Clarence (G. C.) Cloys as a candi date for Alderman of Union City. Mr. Cloys has been for a number of years a citizen of Union City and has taken a very active and- hono rable part in our public affairs. He was born and reared in the county. Some years ago he had a taste of the Fourth Estate, and that is no discredit if we do say it, but he re formed if necessary and Joined the ranks of farmers, the best citizens in tho world, and for some years has been taking care of the livestock in terests. He has been doing a fine work in the elimination of hog chole ra. Mr, Cloys is a most excellent, high-toned christian gentleman. He would naturally ' and becomingly grace the Board of Aldoi men, and if elected will bring ' an added honor and dignity to its councils and the exercise of ripe judgment and ability. He will be pleased to have yon con sider his candidacy. . . We understand that certain gentle men are now securing oil leases in the vicinity of Coomb's Springs and east of there. This naturally brings up discussion of some of the surface "sure signs." A gentleman tells us anent this matter that years ago it was observed that a certain "sunken acre" on the farm of Weldon Benthal would become covered with water at times and on the surface of the water would accumulate a "black, oily sub stance that- would burn with a blue blaze when a match was touched to it. That must have been oil. On John Townsend's farm, in the same neighborhood, a pump well was driv en a few years ago that "gave off a hissing sound" when the pipe reach ed a certain depth. This had the odor of gas and when a lighted match was touched to it, the flame contin ued two days. This must have been gas. Anyhow,' the boys are leasing up a little "loose stuff" out in that seotion a heretofore unnoticed field. Hickman Courier. The Voters of Union City. Owing to th circumstances over which it seems I have no control, I may not, and doubtless will not, be able to see you all personally before the election. Hence these few lines, formal as they may seem, asking your support for Mayor. I have been a citizen of your city for about twenty-two years, and my record as a citizen and for progres slveness is to you well known, and upon that record I ask your auffrage. As an earnest advocate of law and order, I pledge you, if elected, to en force the laws bo far as is within my power. . Since there is no one offering for aldermen, and so far as I know, no one contemplating making the race, I would respectfully suggest that the citizens select six level-headed busi ness men for aldermen irrespective of their political or religious affilia tions, take the town out of politics, press on to a more worthy and glori ous goal. Other towns are hurrying by us, both in growth and civic pride, while we sit idly by and wond. er why? Let us kill our "Big Dog" of factional politics, step on the ac celerator, and go after things more worth while. In order to further remove selfish designs, I would suggest a primary on the day of regular election for the purpose of nominating a City Re corder and police force, and I will agree to support the nominees as expressed by tho will of the people, subject of course, to the regulations governing said offices. My position on woman's suffrage is no eleventh hour conversion. I lined up with the advocates of this needed reform in its very incipiency and long before it was as popular in Union City; and to you women who' east your first ballot for me as May or, I promise to regard and use it as a sanctified means to obtain other necessary roforms. " Respectfully, W. M. TURNER. P. S. Remember that no one can vote in this election who has not registered. Registration books will be open Dec. 11, 12and 13th. For Alderman. We are authorized to announce Clarence (C. E.) Beck as a candidate for Alderman of Union City. Mr. Beck is a young man who has pro bably already achieved a larger measure of success as a business man than a very large majority of the ac tive men of affairs in Union City. He is one of a largo family of those who have in the past as well as the pre sent contributed much towards the manufacturing and industrial spirit and growth of this city. He is a son of that well known citizen, Rev. J. E. Beck, who vac in his day a man of large and active abilities and energies. He Is following closely upon the footsteps of his father. Mr. Beck is now general manager of the Childs Specialty House, doing an im mense work in the manufacture of childrens' garments, sold all over the United States. He is interested in his home town and wants to be in strumental in doing something for municipal affairs in the oamewell defined business way that has so rapidly developed his own private interests. He would appreciate your vote and support. Eeelfoot Dome Oil Co. Drilling. . The test well which is being drilled by the Reelfoot Dome Oil Co., near Proctor City, is making very good progress; however at this writing work is being delayed on account of some pieces of machinery being de layed in transit. They have drilled about 60 feet. Lake County News. It costs the taxpayers 120,000 a day to keep the Republican Congress in its recent state of inactivity. If these Senators and Representatives don't like to work they can strike and save the people a lot of money. Hickman Courier. For Alderman. We are authorized to announce John Adams as a candidate for , Al derman of Union City. - Mr, Adams has been serving as Alderman for a number of years or sucessive terms. He has been interested principally in street improvements and at the same time has been useful in many other branches of municipal work. Mr. Adams is a native of Obion County and for many years has been a citi zen of Union .City. He conducts a grocery store on east Main street and, in fact, has been for a lifetime a re sident of that locality. Mr. Adams is one of a large family of good citizens who have done much towards a sub stantial community life, and his ef forts especially in municipal con struction work have been of the greatest material and practical value to the citizens and the-eorporate in terests of Union City. Ho is an Al derman who tries to take care of the rights of all citizens alike, the one especially who has not been so for tunate as his neighbor. He believes in fair play -and his efforts are en tirely free from personal designs. He undertakes to practice the spirit of democracy. He would be pleased to have his claims for - re-election presented for careful consideration and would appreciate your, vote and support. ' ' Presiding Elder J. V. Freeman, who has had charge of tho Browns ville district, Memphis conference, for the past two years, was relieved of the presldlng-eldership by Bishop Atkins at the recent annual confer enoo and stationed at Union City as pastor of First church thero. During his two years work on the Browns ville district , Brother Freeman ; has become very popular and has done fine work. Because of this record it was. generally conceded that he would be returned. His removal was a great surpriso and caused deep regret to his largo circle of friends throughout the district.. Mrs. Freeman too, ha3 made many friend3 here who will be loath to see her go. - She 13 a woman of many per sonal charms and has done fine work in the church and Sunday School. They carry with them to their , new home the good wishes of all. Brownsville States-Graphic. For Immediate Eelease. . "Collector of Internal Revenue, E. B. Crafg, 13 calling to the attention of all individuals and corporations who filed , Income . tax rdturns for 1918 tax is payable to his office on or before Dec. 15th,; 1919, and will become delinquent and become sub ject to penalty if not paid by that date."-',' ; - ' .' ' '.; s" Individuals and corporations who have filed claim for abatement of a portion of their 1918 tax under pro vision of the 1918 lawr may reduce tho amount of their lact payment by the amount of such claim. Respectfully, "E. B. CRAIG, Collector. ,- ; The Imperative. Heck I understand that your wife Is subject to. moods. . PeckXWrong! She has but one, and I am the subject to that. Boston Transcript. WHEAT Cotton Seed Meal, CaKe and Hulls by the Sack or Car Load Grass and Field Seeds of all Kinds Also Corn, Oats, Chops, Shorts, Hay and Bran Everything for the Feeder Try our Tennessee Hog Feed. Best and cheapest hog feed on earth. We manufacture a complete line of mixed feeds for horses, mules and cattle, all scien tifically balanced and guaranteed to give satisfaction. HOWELL GRAIN MEED COMPANY UNION CITY, TENN, W. D. WILLIAMS, Manager, RETAIL DEPARTMENT EAST MAIN ST. BOTH PHONES: Cumb. No. 20; Home No. 68 O: II XGhristirtas Where are you going to buy your nice things for Christmas? At Grissom's, to be sure, You are right, honey; I am, too. We can go or phone there and get everything we want, and it will all be nice and fresh. Their work hours are so short, we must order early, and they will sure deliver the goods in a hurry. I was in the store to day and oh, my! everything looked so nice. All kinds of fruits, best winesap apples, nuts, raisins, candies, dried fruits, and all kinds of canned and package goods. f Listen, honey, we can get anything in nice fresh meats there, too, and they always treat you so nice at Democratic Ticket. WILL FIND MISSOURI VALLEY SERUM UN EXCELLED for Hog Chol era Prevention. (All throat bled.) YOU C- '.mv ft acCuv. Um Cm Tim. Have as good tail-bled serum as . can purchase, for sale at lower price than you are paying. '. GO NORTHWEST FROM POST OFFICE THE WAY TO "SUCCESS in : disease prevention for Hogs, Horses, Cattle, and Sheep depends largely in timely use of Dependable Vaccines and Serums. v ; We Have those Recognized by Authorities As Equal to Any. Go Northwest of Post Office jto 225 South Second Street Cloys Serum Go,, Union City; Tenn,; Newsprint Paper at 1 2c a pound makes this paper worth $4.00 a year. Have a stock on hand, hence the dollar price For Sheriff Watt Cherry. For Trustee Armour Ratllff. For Tax Assessor Will Robey. THE MILLING HOSPITAL SEVENTH YEAR A Modern Surgical Institution. Competent Trained Nurse DR. W. A. NAILLING Chief surgeon Union City, Tenn. Both Phone 41. DR. I. GLOSSON VETERINARIAN Phone 12. . Main and Third Sts. UNION CITY, TENN. Jake B. Park. D.D.S. C. E. Cpchurch, D.D.S. Both' Phones 136.. Drs. Park & Upchurcti DENTISTS Mrs. Jake H. Park, Attendant Office: Booms 1, 2 and 3, NaillingBIdg. Over Oliver's Bed Cross Drug 8tore. Dr. E. W. YOUXGBLOOD, D.V.M. DEPUTY STATE VETERINARIAN Swine vaccination, Animal Surgery, Toaining of horses. ". Hog serum, $1.25 per lOOcc. Telephones: Cumb. 312, Home 2612. Union City, . Tenn. T. R. Clark Ceo. D. Clark CLARK & SON TRANSFER CO. Successors to T. R. Clark General Transfer Service Baggage transferred to any part of the city. Complete equippment, prompt service. 1 hanking you for past favors and soliciting a contin uance of your patronage, we are Yours to serve, Clark & Son Transfer Co.