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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn. FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1920. Entered at the post office ( Union -Citjr.Ten- naee. as wcoad-clau mail matter. Democratic Ticket. ' For Sheriff Watt Cherry. For Trustee Armour Ratliff. For Tax Assessor Will Robey. ANNOUNCEMENTS. For State Senator LEDUKE. We are authorized to announce B. F. LeDuke, of Lake Coun ty, as a candidate for the. State Senate to represent the people of , Weakley, Lake and Obion Counties in the upper bouse of the Tennessee Geueral Assembly. subject to the action of the Democratic party. For Representative. CLOYS. We are authorized to an nounce G. C. Cloys as a candidate for Representative from Obion County to the Tennessee General Assembly, sub ject to the action of the Democratic party. ""The Beast Turned Loose. It develops that a great many of the daily papers are using paper made for them at the contract price of five ' cents, while many of the smaller dailies and practically all the weekies are compelled to pay any price the mills exact. The popular idea is not pessimism, but when a man looks on at the pres ent conditions I don't know how he is to arrive at any ether consluslon than that civilization is a sham. It is merely a veneer, and when the polish is rubbed off all the realities of barbarism are exposed. , Three years ago all that any pub lisher was asked to pay for his paper was les3 than three cents a pound delivered at his office. Now he is raying fourteen and is asked eighf , teen for future delivery. Still the big papers are supplied at five cents. We are led to believe that "Thei wholesale dealers are not "in on the deal." I don't know whether they are or not. It is understood that some of them have mills. But the man with, no more honor or no more character or integrity than to carry on this infernal steal is doing the same work as the yegg man and the stool pigeon, and still he is. not half ao rotten as the man' carrying on the highway lobbery in foodstuff. The men in the food steal sugar, meat, etc., are not amenable to any law, but they are every day inflaming the popular mina, ana at any minute or any hour they may find themselves called on to answer to a more unmerciful Judcs the mcb. It was the original intention of those who were responsible for the newspaper mailing privileges to al low a minimum rate of postage to the press so that the public might lipve its current news literature and comment at a nominal cost. Thi3 was done as a part of the gen eral system of public education. In view of this the whole of the united press for years and years have offered their papers at a nom inal price. But hov is this work to be carried on? The cost of labor and of paper are prohibitive. Is it all the fault of labor? Not by any means. The pub licity campaign has been cxlremely unfair. Labor strikes have been exploited while the greed and ava rice of the profiteers have been shielded by the press arnd even by our immaculate United States Con gress. Mora shamo on them! Not until private citizens took up the work did we know how far the corrupt practice of,, extortion was carried on. We had monopoly be fore the war. The glutton was held in leash by public opinion. Since the war the beast has been turned loose, and he goes forth to-day in the highway to seek whom he may devour. We are now facing the hid eous realities of unchained monop oly. If this is not a general inivita tion to the mob I don't know how one is to be made. Watch out that it is not unbridled. We want to say again as we have said before that it is not labor but coal operators who are making prof its on their capital stock of one hundred to eight thousand per cent; it is not labor but the meat packers who are making profits ranging as high as four thousand per cent; it is not labor but canners of fruits and vegetables who are making as high as two thousand per cent; it is not labor but the woolen mills which are making eighteen hundred per cent; it is not labor but the fur niture manufacturers who are mak ing three thousand per cent; it is sot labor but the wholesaledealers In clothing and dry ' goods who are making as high as ten thousand per cent; it is not labor but the steel mills which are making as high as three hundred thousand per cent The profits of one of the latter, a steel mill, came from a fat contract with the Government., These figures are based on income tax returns, and Congress and the Executive Departments have been trying to hide them, but the report was finally published over the pro test of reactionary Senators. Will the profiteers take a warn ing? No, they are wedded to their idols. But the mob will take a hand unless the people all over the United States call a alt on consumption This is the only peaceable solution and it is time to sit up and take notice. -m We must listen to the conservative men of the country at this crucial period. It must be done, men, or we go down in an avalanche of horror in bloody revolution. . Listen to such men as Mr. Walker, Mr. Morris, Mr, Bratton, Dr. McRee, Mr. Cloys, and heed their advice to economize Don't buy anything but the neces sities of life Leave off the silk shirts and the silk stockings and the useless but wholly ornamental things until at least the crises hare' been passed. Cut out the sugar as much as possible. This will not be hard to do. Don't eat so much meat, Have your garden and live on vege tables. There is no joke about all this talk. It is serious. Let every man live within his means. The banks have already been warned that money is not to be loaned on lux uries. Men' cannot expect to borrow from the banks to buy automobiles. An order against this has been is sued. Above all, let those who are able to live in luxury set an exam pie to the more unfortunate by the practice of economy. It behooves us all to listen to these admonitions. The Silk Stocking Set. Our very worthy district attorney, Gen. T. O. Morris, at the request of the Christian Endeavor, made an address at the Cumberland Presbyc terian Church last Sunday night on the subject of "Economy." Mr. Mor ris always makes a good speech and this one was very sensible indeed in view of the present conditions. , The only way out of the present trouble, says Mr. Morris, is in the exercise of economy. True there are profiteers who are making their millions in high price goods, but there is no law to prevent theso high prices. The constitution allows every man the right to buy and sell as the op portunity offers at any price he can get. That is one of the rights of an American citizen. But it rests with with the consumer whether or not these high prices will stand. If the people continue in their present extravagant habits prices will continue to be high, but If they will open their eyes to thefolly of these practices and begin to econ omize a very great change can be brought about. If we will stop buy ing silk stockings, silk shirt3, twenty dollar shoes, and all the other fancy priced goods on the market if the people will stop buying anything at all until it is really needed, they can do a service to the country that can not otherwise be done at this stage of affairs. If the people will use such economy as this and lay their hands t6 the plow, the broom, the spindle and the loom the future will bring contentment and happiness. There is only one way to solve the present economic problem .and that is in the use of rigid economy. Mr. Morris did not defend the profiteers. On the other hand he told how they were making the most amazing prof its,, but he said it was not in the power of legislation to prevent it The government has a right as a war measure to regulate prices but not in times of peace. The people alone can do this by using a little good hard sense and plain living, and it is a duty they owe to the more unfor tunate who cannot afford these high price goods to call a halt oh extrav agance. Mr. Morris was a little severe on the social set, the parlor gamblers in silk stockings and fancy lingerie He said that the woman in the gray bonnet and gingham dress .was just as sweet and lovely as the painted queen in silk stockings and French heels, and a whole sight more sensi ble. Mr. .Morris was heard by an ap proving and responsive audience. Disappearing. "I notice a great deal of majesty and glory have gone from our out look on the world Just now." "Yes, a lot of second lieutenants have been mustered out." Baltimore American. ...... Going Light. "How many law books will you want to carry to court, counsellor?" "Not over four. It's only a $10 dog case." Louisville Courier-Journal. - -Screen wire and screen doors mean protection from flies. Buy now while our stock ia complete. Wen- mans. -. '. - ' Honor Among Thieves. If, as General Morris said the other night, the Constitution of the United States protects the trades man in any profit he can get, why the distinction between the trades man and the money lender? Why allow the tradesman or manufactur er to make one hundred or two; thou sand per cent and limit the money lender to six per cent. If one is a privilege of the American system, what is the other? If one is right what about the other? It is our opinion that one is just as morally responsible as the other. If the American Constitution al 1 o w s the manufacturer and the tradesman to make profits of hundreds and thousands of percent age and confines the money lender to six and eight per cent, there is no justice in the American system and we do not hesitate to say that such a system is false. We don't want any more laws and legislation. There is too in fernally much of such as we have If, however, it is to be left to man's honor (?) as to the size of his prof its in trade then the money lender has just as much right to the same liberty. If we are going to put a premium on commerce then allow the finan cier a little of the same license. Have you seen the new refrig n.atnM a-nA hf Ton at Wphm'a n'a ? Pay us a visit and get our prices. Judge Swiggart Nominated. To the Editors of the Union City Commercial; I wish to thank you for nomi nating me foi delegate to the Na tional Democratic Convention. It is a i honor I appreciate ani I would be glad to permit my name to go be fore the convention as a Candidate for delegate from this Congressional District, but the Democratic Nation al Convention assembles at San Fran cisco at a tlmo that I cannot leave my personal business without great financial loss, therefore I am com pelled to decline the great honor. I wish " to put "in nomination my friend, Judge W. H. Swiggart, for delegate to the National Democratic Convention and urge his election. He is one of the ablest men in the State of Tennessee, a man of great influence, a convincing speaker, a loyal democrat who is in perfect ac cord with the views of President Wilson on all public questions. Judge Swiggart is in favor of the Peace Treaty and the League of Na tions and will make us an idea rep-J rc3entativ in the convention. Again thanking my friends In the Ninth Congressional District of Ten nessee who have urged my selection as delegate to the great , Democratic Convention and regretting that cannot comply with their wishes, am, Gratefully yours, R. P. WHITESELL. Remember that Mother's Day is second Sunday in May, and you Lould not only "say it with flowers" but also remember that the same one who helps you "say it with flowers' can save lots of drudgery from mother by- letting you do her laundry., It's never too late to do good. Consult Mr. T. B. Meador, manager of Metcalfe's Union City Laundry, and he'll "say it with flower3. f " Special Election District No. 1. We, the, undersigned Commission crs of Election of Obion County, Tennessee, hereby call a special elec tion to be held in the First Civil District of Obion County on Thurs day, May 20th, 1920, for the purpose of electing a Justice of the Peace to fill out the unexpired term of T. D. Corum, deceased. The following persons are hereby appointed to open, hold and make return of said election a3 required by law: - Jacksonvllle: Officer, Walter Brat- tcn ; Judges, M. R. Box, R. R. Neel, George Thomas; Clerks, J. F. Mc Clard, A. L. Giffln. This April 30, 1920. W. M. MILES, Chair.- ROY A. VINCENT, E. H. MARSHALL, Sec. Card of Thanks. We wish to express our sincere thanks to our many friends in Union City for the kind deeds shown us during the illness and death of our dear wife and mother, also for the beautiful floral offerings. Especially do we praise Dr. Quails for his faithr fnl service. May God's richest blessings rest with you all is the prayer of W. T. Frlzzell and children. pd HEAVEN and HELL Swedenborg's great work, 400 pages, 15 cents postpaid Pastor Landenberger, Windsor. Place, St. Louis, Mo. ' 4-4t yf - : : - Tennessee Burt y Oats RE-CLEAN ED We carry a complete line of Grass and Field Seeds Red Clover Tinipthy Orchard Grass White Clover Alfalfa Alsike Blue Grass Red-Top SEED CORN: Iowa Silver Mine Hickory King: Reid's Yellow. Dent v NeaPs Paymaster TRY OUR W.ED FEED FOR SHEEP A Completely Balanced Ration that is a Proven Success. The Ideal Feed for Your Sheep this Winter. Chops, Bran, Oats, Corn, Shorts Cotton Seed Meal, Cake and Hulls HOWELL GRA IN & FEED COMPANY UNION" CITY, TENN. W. D. WILLIAMS, Manager, RETAIL DEPARTMENT EAST MAIN Sr. BOTH PHONES: Cumb.No.20; Horns No. 68 EG. The place when you want to buy. The place when you want to se. Because we have such a large country trade to supply us with all kinds or' nice, fresh Country Produce, to furnish our city- trade. Butter, Eggs, Vegetables, Country Meats and all nice fresh things from the country. We appreciate our country trade, they are so faithful and true and easy to please. We appreciate our city trade for their kindness, patience and continuance with us. We ask both to call oh us for anything to eat and we will deliver the goods. GRISSOM'S THE MILLING HOSPITAL SEVENTH YEAR A Modern Surgical Inatitution. Competent Trained Nuraea DR. W. A. NAILLING Chief Surgeon Union City, Tenn. Both Phone 41. To Maxie Green and Her Husband, Green and Fannie Johnson and Her Husband J. W. Johnson. Oi "Let Tate Write It" Don't take life tooseriousiy. You can't get out alive anyway, but you can leave your family in comfortable circumstances. . "LET TATE WRITE IT" You can buy Rubbers when it rains. You can buy an Overcoat when cold Weather comes. You can step into a Restaurant and buy a meal when you are hungry. - BUT You can't get Lifefinsurance when you are sick. ; "LET TATE WRITE IT" ; . ;, W; F. TATE, General Agent . Union City, Tenn., "South First: Street Reb Forrester vs. Mrs. Fannie John son et al.. Chancery Court, Obior County, Tennessee. " In the above styled cause it appear ing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendants, Maxie Green and her husband and Fannie Johnson and her husband, J. W. Johnson, are non residents of the State of Tennessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon them. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named "defendants appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the First Monday of June, 1920, that being a regular rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the eaid bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by them, and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to them. It is further ordered that publication of this no tice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion Coun ty, Tenn. GEORGE A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. This April 10, 1920. By NELLE F. MARSHALL, x D. C. & M. J. A. Whipple, Sol. for Complt. NON-RESIDENT PUBLICATION. C. F. Fowler et al. vs. William Bur ris et al. In the County Court of Obion County, in the above styled cause, it appearing to the court from the bill which is sworn to, thatPercie Col lier, , Handy Collier, Maggie Salery and Jim Bell Collier are non-residents of the State of Tennessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon them, they are there fore hereby required to appear be fore the clerk of said court at his office in Union City, Tennessee, on or before the First Monday In June, 1920, and make defense to the bill or it will be taken as confessed as to them. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four consecutive' weeks in The Commer cial, a weekly newspaper, published in Union City, Tenn. This April 14th, 1920. R. H. BOND. 6-4t , ' ' Clerk.