Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1920.
ttntered at the post office mt Onion City, T ro
ne nee. a accoml-class mail matter.
The Candidates. ;
Frank Munsey's publications are
' championing tie' candidacy of Sen-
ator Harding toe President, and the
Sun-Herald of New York City quotes
structicn as follows:
1 Wipe out executive orders and
laws which serve inly to confuse and
2 Readjust the tariff.
3 Readjust internal taxation, es
pecially the excess profits tax.
4 End bureaucratic control and
5 Establish closer cooperation
between Government and business by
protecting busings at homo nnd up
building it abroad.
6 Buili up the merchant marina.
7 Inaugurate a national budget.
8 Restore the postal system to
9 Exteid the merit system in the
choice and promotion of Federal em
J.p-oyeeflk- ', ... "' . ' .
- 10 Lop off useloss Jobs, while re
I 11 Eliminate- department dupli
cuticn and group functions now scat-
toed. , . ,
12 Consultation' of experts for
administrative 1 improvement. ,
. . wiin one or iwo exceptions an pi
iujb is very appealing 10 ru lovers oi
TS14i1to1 vrit rw-rtt Tint .' Vi n k.i1raM
"'.' pledges of many predecease rs it
would look like finding the end of
the political rainbow.
i The exceptions, of course, are to
bo expectod. On is to construct a
' protective tariff, the other to reduce
the excess profits tax. Tho latter is
. not material. The excess profits tax
has been passed on from the capital
ist to ; the consumer, two or three
i we nna, nowever, from ice sen
ator's record, and n man's record is
j usually more reliable thaa his
I pledges, that he has not be in travel
ing in tho direction of political re-
form. Here is a brief statement tak
, ea from the Congressional record:
ij Senator Harding has neither in
troduced nor championed even one
:. bin conetructive measure.
He was absent cr dodged 1163 roll
calls and quorum calls.
j All of the bills and resolutions he
, introduced were local or private in
character, except eight. " f
t As a follower, politically and ec
" onomicallv: he stood with his nartv
bosses Penrose, Smoot and Lodge,
who were reactionaries instead of re-
'. In all matters of spoils and organ
ization he was with the Old Guard.
On the prohibition . issue he is
"wet," having voted for tho liquor
'. interests 30 times to two against He
I voted for the eighteenth amendment,
but registered his vote against the
. bill' to provide for prohibition in the
DiLtrict of Columbia and also in the
Philippines. ,. . " .
He voted several times for tho
'vicious Shields water power bill, sur
rendering to corporate power unlim
ited or unrestricted lease rights.
" He opposed publicity of profiteer
He favored secret sessions of the
He opposed Philippine independ
He supported the League of Na
tions Covenant with tho Lodge res
ervations. The question of ratifica
tion, with the Lodge reservations,
first came to a vote on November 19,
1919 (C.R., 8786). Harding voted
yea. The second attempt at ratifica
tion, with the Lodge reservations,
was on March 19,; 1920 (C.R., 4915).
This time-Harding did not vote. He
is therefore known as a mild reserva
tionist of the Lodge kind.
We. have on the other hand the
record in Congress of Governor Cox,
the Democratic candidate for Presi
dent. He has in four years near
ly nine hundred private pen
sion bills to his credit. Some cf these
were to remove the charge of deser
tion and all were cf such a charac
ter as to be barred from the regular
Pension Bureau. He voted for a
a number of progressive measures in
contradistinction to Senator Hard
ing, such as the bill to di3ullow the
President twenty-five thousand dol
lars a year traveling expenses.
Now, the Democratic candidate is
defending the League of Nations
covenant without limitation, and he
a therefore some steps ahead of Mr.
Harding. He has a record of pro
gressive legislation (very small but
better than none) to, go with the
League of Nations.
i Why can't Mr. Cox pledge with a
great deal more assurance a general
campaign of political reform.
The first is, patronage, the next is
pork and the next Congressional
The first item of business should
be the elimination of useless bu
reaus, commissions, courts, offices,
committees, etc.; elimination of Con
gressional mileage graft; elimina
tion of private end political frank
ing and printing privileges; the de
struction of millions of unused pub
lic documents, occupying miles of
floor space in the public buildings
in Washington; turning government
war risk insurance over to Old Line
companies; relinquishing the land
loan system to private organization,
as it has been successfully conducted
in Europe for one hundred years
steering in all matters as far as pos
sible away from government owner
ship and control and its concomi
tan t, socialism; striking from gov
irnment pay rolls tens of thousands
of men and women who, sup
ported by . the taxpayers 6f the
United States, are neither al
together competent or necessary in
the administration, executive or con
gressional branches of the govern
ment when they have been reduced
to. a systematic and economic work
ing basis, like any business organ!
zation which is functioning success
fully; establishing a real business
budget system, not a political
. To all of this if we had the de-
tcrmining of political issues, would
be added elimination in Congress of
al! private pensions and local meas
ures; reducing the census bureau to
a matter of population and vital sta
tiatics, . and very little at that of
what is known as vital statistics.:
Some day, if the Bolsheviks don't
upset the government, we will have
a campaign of genuine reform, not
a milk and cider business, something
that will shake the rotten system out
of its boots. ' -
The theory that peaceful nations
become stupid and inactive is made
not by a man of wisdom but by men
of false pretenses and motives.
The idea of taxing nations with
billions of tribute for a powerful
military establishment is one idea
of advancing civilization, but it does
not seem to be effective.
We are out of war and we are in
the midst of hell.
Did the war strengthen us? Has
it strengthened any of the contend
ing nations? What did Germany's
military establishment do except to
destroy both physical and moral
The League of Nations is not in
tended vto provoke war but to pre
vent war. How in tho Sam Hill can
Lodge and Shields reach any other
If the civilized nations of the earth
form a league to prevent war will
any one or two of the lesser enemy
nations prevail against that league?
Will they even do.ro to take up arms?
Just as true as we are here to-day
the League of Nations was a cove
nant (underwritten) to suppress
Bolshevism, or the lawlessness fol
lowing war. During the meetings at
Versailles the red cloud began to dis
appear, but when America refused
the covenant Bolshevism became act
The sentimental side of the cove
nant was ridiculed. This was not
material. The underlying motive
was to protect civilization to sup
press the saVagc instinct in mankind.
That was the moving spirit of the
men of Versailles. AH ' the tommy
rot that natitfjp with crowns and
republican forms cannot treat with
one another is simply childish. If
nations cannot co-operate how can
business organizations co-operate?
If there had been political treach
ery in the covenant, would Clemen
ceair of France have failed to find it?
This paper is supporting Cox, not
for the socialism in the Democratic
platform, but for the greatest prin
ciple the nations of the world have
ever , conceived the covenant of
peace. '' " ;. -
The largest body of young people
probably going to college from this
county leave thi3 week for the Uni
versity of . Tennessee and other
schools. For the U. T. alone there
are Mioseo Elsie Stono, Mary and
Maxie Horner, ., Jeanette and Zula
Mae Harris, Mary Butler, Nola All
mond, Nellie Milner, Kathleen Bur
dick, Anita Dodds, Hester Bennett,
Helen Dahnke, Virginia Andrews,
Glynn Brown, Will Lannom, Gene
Campbell, King Cox, Richard Alex
ander. For Vanderbilt University
there are Misses Doris and Virginia
Niles and Thelma Jordan. Miss Mary
Lee Stone goes to Brenau College
with Miss Martha McAllster. This
school is located at Gainesville, Ga. ;
Miss Mary Hill Hosier goes to Agnes
Scott College at Decatur, Ga., and
Miss Sara Spradlin to Randolph-Macon,
College Park, Va. - This i3 high
ly creditable indeed to the schools of
the' county. The pupils aro from
Union .City, Troy, and Woodland
Mills. " . " "
When the good roads meeting was
held at the courthouse to discuss
ways and means for building the
Gibbs road, it was suggested that
the County Court would make a very
liberal appropriation for the road.
But the promoters of the enterprise
declined to wait on the court and
proceeded to. raise the road fund by
subscription. The engineer, Mr. Kel
ly, made an estimate of the cost of
the road at 17000. Now of course it
13 presumed that this estimate in
cluded only the actual cost of con
struction and materiala. The esti
mate may be ample and at the same
time it may not be enough. Just at
this time it is hard to make reliable
figures on the cost of any kind of
construction. But evidently there
will be a charge for survey and the
work of the superintendent, and
funds must be ample to cover these
charges. We therefore make the
point that tho the city of Union City
and community alone .is attempting
to construct this road the County
Court will no doubt be willing to
supplement the road fund of this en
terprise with a levee and bridge fund
sufficient to guarantee the comple
tion of the work. The road is used
largely by the people of tho county
in reaching tho county seat for the
various sessions of court and for oth
er public meetings. It is more gener
ally used probably than any other
road in the county. The County
Court must therefore be impressed
with the importance of the work and
must recognize the liberal spirit ex
hibited by the people hero. The
County Court must also remember
that Number Thirteen has paid
very much larger proportion of the
taxes of the county. There is far
more valuable real estate here, and
the assessment has been relatively
greater than in other portions of the
county. The Court is therefore al
most duty bound to recognize this
road with a liberal appropriation.
Com'c on, men; we know you will do
Large Acreage Sown to Coyer Crops.
H. H. Jones, Robertson County
agent, states that farmers in that
county have seeded abount five times
more Crimson clover this year Jhan
that of any previous year. Most of
this will be turned under in the
spring. Farmers thruout the county
are interested in this crop as never
before. During the past season they
harvested the largest hay crop in the
history of. the county which shows
that this tobacco county is turning
its attention, to growing legumes for
soil building and are finding that it
pays. , ' - . -
T. W. Kenemer, agent in Hickman
County, reports that a large acreage
of crimson clover has been sown in
that county this fall. The farmers
are more interested in cover crops
than ever and it is keeping the
agent busy helping , them secure
seed. This is another county in
which the agent has done some good
active work in bringing the formers
to the realization of the value of le
gume and cover crops. What is true
of these counties is true of many others.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank our neighbors
and friends for the kindness ex
tended to uo during the sickness and
death extended us' during the sick
ness and death of our dear father.,
W. F. Hamilton. Also thank them
for the many beautiful flowers. May
God's richest blessings be with each
and every one. Mr3. W. F. Hamil
ton, Mr, and Mrs. Tom Hamilton,
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hamilton, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs.
Will Hamilton, John Hamilton, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Jones.
Carolina Lady Got So She Could
Just Drag. "Cardui Built Me
Up," She Declare.
Kernersville. N. C. la an interest
Ing statement regarding Cardui, the
Woman's Tonic, Mrs. Wesley Mabe, of
near here, recently said: "I have
known Cardui for years, but never
knew its worth until a year or so ago.
I was in a weakened, run-down con
dition. I became draggy didn't eat or
sleep to do any good; couldn't do any
thing without a great effort I tried
different remedies and medicines, yet
I continued to drag.
I decided to give Cardui a trial,
and found it was Just what I really
needed. It made me feel much strong
er Boon after I began to use it I be
gan to eat more, and the nervous,
weak feeling began to leave. Soon I
was sleeping good.
"Cardui built me up as no otner
tonic ever did.'
I used Cardui with one daughter
who was puny, felt bad and tired out
all the time. It brought her right out
and soon she was as well as a girl
could be. We think there la nothing
Do not allow yourself . to become
weak and run-down from womanly
troubles. Take Cardui. Yon may find
it Just what you really need. For
more than 40 years it has been used by
thousands and thousands, and found
Just as Mrs. Mabe describes,.
At your druggist's. NC-143
our driver is late. This may or may not be his fault.
So many times he is delayed because your neighbor is
not ready to receive her ice, or is kept waiting for
Won't you have your change or COUPON ready and
your Refrigerator prepared when our driver reaches
you? This will let him pass on promptly and thus
avoid annoying your neighbor Seyond you.
UNION CITY ICE and COAL 0,
SOME PIGS DIE
after every precaution is taken for their protection.
We spare no expense in securing the most reliable
serum and vaccines on the market. Our equipment
enables us to deliver to you in the same condition as
when released by U. S. Government Inspectors. Thtf fact that
we sell in twenty-five counties insures the freshness of our serum.
is yours at call day or night. We deliver by mail to
all points. Our operators are specialists, endorsed
by State Veterinarian. We furnish Veterinarian to
investigate unusual livestock diseases. We give val
ue received for every cent of money you invest with
CLOYS SERUM COMPANY
UNION CITY, TENN.
OUR GLASSES DO NOT
j DETRACT FROM BEAUTY
It is foolish vanity, of course, not to
wear glasses "because they're not be
coming" or "because they make me
look too old and Intellectual." Your
eyesight is more important than your
looks. But. what we can do is to fit
you with glasses that do not detract
from your good looks but rather en
hance them. Call and consult us.
DR. S. E. ALLMOND, Optometrist
218 First Street.
Hearing on Commissioner's Report
U. O. Parrish et al. vs. Frank Howard
et al. Pending in the County
Court of Obion County, Tennessee,
at Union City. In the matter of
Cypress Creek Drainage District.
To all land owners, lien holders,
mortgagees, encumbrancers and all
others, whether persons, firms or
corporations interested in the lands
located and included within the
boundaries of the Cypress Creek
Drainage District of Obion and
Weakley counties, Tennessee:
You. each of you and all of you
are hereby notified that the commis
sioners heretofore appointed by this
court to assess the benefits to all the
lands and property embraced within
the drainage district established in
this cause, have filed their report
with me as Clerk of the County
Court of Obion County, which said
report together with all the other
records in thi3 proceeding is now on
file in my office in Union City, Ten
nessee, subject to your inspection
Said drainage district begins at
the south side of the right of way of
the Nashville, Chattanooga & St.
Louis Railroad in Weakley County,
Tennessee, near Gardner Station,
where said Cypress Creek' crosses
said right of way and extends in a
southwesterly direction with said
Cypress Creek valley to a point near
the right of way of the Mobile &
Ohio Railroad in Obion County, Ten
nessee, where the Obion River
crosses same near Crockett Station
in said county, and embraces the
wet, overflow and watersoaked lands
lying within said Cypress Creek val
ley and included within and made a
part of the survey of the engineer in
this cause, and described in his Bald
report, heretofore filed in this cause,
which is also on file in my office and
made a part of this record.
You, each and all of you will
therefore take notice that said re
port of commissioners in this cause
has been set for hearing on Thurs
day, the 23rd day of September,
1920, at one o'clock p.m., before the
Hon. J. B. Waddell, County Judge of
Obion County, Tennessee, - at the
courthouse in Union City, at which
time and place you can attend and
be heard and take such action as you
desire and make such objections as
you may have to Bald report, other
wise said report will be heard and
the matters relative thereto deter
mined ex parte as to each of you.
It is ordered that publication of
this notice be made for two consec
utive weeks in The Martin Mail, a
weekly newspaper published at Mar
tin, Weakley County, Tennessee, and
in The Commercial, a weekly news
paper published in Union City, Obion
In witness whereof I have here
to affixed my official signature at
office in Union City, Tennessee, Sep
tember 1, 19?0. 25-2t
R. H. BOND,
Clerk of the County Court of
Obion County, Tennessee.
U)eE,o Po Gr
Summer is here and hot weather will
follow; so order early and order from
Get a. good roast and all the fresh vege
tables you want, cook them early while
it is cool and be happy all day If you
come in from the country, . corrle to
Grissom's -coolest store, coldest drinks,
best service warmest welcome. v
Remember, you get all this at
"Let Tate Write It"
Don't take life too seriousiy. You can't get out alive
anyway, but you can leave your family in comfortable
"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
- B U T
You can't get Life Insurance when you are sick.
"LET TATE WRITET IT '
W. F. TATE, General Agent .
Union City, Tenn., - - - - ' - South First Street
To Mrs. Mollie I. Coleman et Als.
Miss Alice M. Thomas et als. vs.
Warren Reeves et als. Chancery
Court, : Obion County, Tennessee.
' In the above 'styled cause it ap
pearing to the Clerk and Master from '
the bill of complaint, which is sworn
to, that the defendants, Mrs. Mollie
L Coleman, Ruth Coleman, D. R.
Coleman, Jr.,' James Coleman, Mary
Catherine Coleman, Dora Margaret
Coleman, Mrs. Hazel Myer,
Arno Myer and Robert Myer,
Myer, " Arno Myer and Robert Myer,
Mrs. Ora Lee Coleman and , Elmer
Coleman, Mr3. Bess Cordrey, Loren
Cordrey, Mary Ruth Cordrey, are
non-residents of the State of Tennes
see and residents of the State of. . .,
so that ordinary process of law can
not be served upon them.
It is therefore hereby ordered that
the Eaid above named defendants ap
pear before Chancellor of the Chan
cery Court of Obion County, Tennes
see, on or before tile Second Monday
in October, 1920, that being the sec
ond Monday of the said Court, and
make defense to the said 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 notice be made for four consec
utive weeks in The Commercial, a
weekly newspaper, published in
Obion County, Tenn. 1
This the 8th day of September,
GEO. A. GIBBS,
Clerk and Master.
By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & M.
A. J. Harpole, Sol. for Complts.
TO C. T. F0ULKS.
Mrs. O. E. Foulks et al. vs. Martha
L. Foulks et al. Chancery Court,
Obion County, Tennessee.
In the above styled cause it ap
pearing to the Clerk and Master
from the bill of complaint, which Is
sworn to, that the defendant, C. T.
Fcnilks, is a non-resident of the
State of Tennessee, so that ordinary
process of law cannot be served upon
him. It is therefore hereby ordered
that the said above named defendant
appear before the Chancellor of the
Chancery Court of Obion County,
Tennessee, on or before the Second
Monday of October, 1920, that being
second Monday of the regular term
of said "Chancery Court, and make de
fense to the said bill, or the same
will bo taken as confessed by him,
and the said cause set for hearing
ex-parte as to him. It is further or
dered that publication of this notice
be made for four consecutive weeks
in The Commercial, a weekly news
paper published in Obion County,
Tenn. . .- ; -
This'Sept. 6, 1920. : v ,
GEO. A. GIBB3,
Clerk and Master.
By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & M.
C. N. & H. H. Lannom and J. R.
Waddell, Sol. for Complt. 25-4t
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