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THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn, Entered at the post office at Union City, Ten nessee, as second-class mail matter. , FRIDAT, DECEMBER, 24, 1920. A Rise in Pessimism. Would we were such government students and able thinkers as Victor Hugo. There indeed was a man who had the , ideals of pure democracy without the absurdities of socialism or the poison of paternalism But for a number of years we have been mulling over some simple propositions, the same character In principle that well organized bust ness institutiona have employed, and wondering if they could not- be ap plied to government successfully. The 'suggestions made that the President's cabinet be enlarged and that the membership of the Lower House of Congress.be increased from 435 to 483, now entertained by Mr. Harding, starts the same old protest to disturb the ordinary mind en deavoring to find where will all this end-in-itself government find a logi cal conclusion. Really the people do not needany sympathy. They are natural born gamblers. Most all of us want to get something for nothing, and feel like crowing if we can beat our neighbor in a trade. We are always going to our representatives for pri vate legislation. We want a new post oince, levee improvements, or a cannon to ornament the ' public square. We yell for public benefac tions and we storm against taxation How in the name Of .Sam Hill can we have one without the other? And these stock and grain 'exchanges also cotton. A sucker is born every uiiumo iu pine uwjiy iu uiuuejr m i mi 3 - . i . A juiures. icuusuuus ui yeuyie uu this and yet they denounce these ex changes. These institutions were created for a legitimate purpose, but ninety per cent of the trading is the same in effect as gambling. The brok ers are not alone responsible. The people rush In with their money to take a chance. They don't deserve any sympathy, but that should not deter lawmakers from doing their duty. This gambling in futures .should be suppressed If it takes force to do it'. It occurs to us that expenses of rnimrnmant ahmilri tntra a tiimWIn first iik the size of Congress. Instead of an increase in membership there should be .a reduction to a basis of one Congressman for every five hun dred thousand persons. If the in- blCay ILlUUD TT11U HII (.kit? U ilU mliiKS that ko with it. soon a new capitol buildins will be suggested at i thp cost of a small war debt. ;T he Congressman or Senator should have a stated salary. The clerks should have their salaries en tirely independent of the members of Congress, and the matter of railroad mileage and private franking should be abolished altogether. Hundreds of useless committees and thousands of useless employes should be discon tinued. . Again, the enlargement of the cab . iuet is a false idea of advancing eith er republicanism or democracy. And the folly of creating a woman's de partment! . Might as well propose a man'3 department. Why should we have one without the other? Why should wo have cither. Wo say, reduce the cabinet. The cabinet, as the New York Herald says, is merely the creature of Con gress. Tiere It nc mention or pro vision in -tho Federal constitution for a cabinet officer. They can be made fcr unmade, by a majority vote Ma Congress. A cabinet of. five or seven members would bo dum can be taken in at least a few day3. A referendum which must need have a political campaign would not be a referendum. Do all Vela in spite of hell and the professional politician and wo might have a good Government and a taste of democracy. Otherwise we will drift on until the yoke is on us. . TO THE PUBLIC. . I want to tbank the, public in gen eral, out of town customers in par ticular, for tie wcnderfui patronage you have bestowed on my store. Altho I prepared for the largest sale , of its kind ever attempted in Union City the response b( the people who wanted to buy high-grade merchandise at the right price roally overwhelmed me. In this final wind up of our big sale you found prices that were unmatchable economies that screamed out their superiority the moment you exam ined'tho merchandise. It has never been our policy to de scribe cur merchandise in lurid lan guage. We have always nad too much respect for tho common sense of the people on whom we depend for our patronage. The success of this sale and our storo is largely attributed to tho straightforward, honest policy which has governed our relations with our customers. Statements that will not bear the light of reason will never be tolerated nor have they during this gijantic sale. This is the plat form on which we have conducted our business the biggest and best store in this section of the country. W. G. CLAGETT CO. By W. G. Clagett. , If you have a bad taste in yur mouth, if your tongue is coated, and you have spells of dizziness, the trou ble is in your stomach, liver and bowels; they are clogged with bilious impurities. Prickly Ash Bittern clears out the obstructions and restores healthy conditions. Price ft. SO per bottle. Sold by all dealers. Santa Glaus Letters ample for every purpose under the sun. Cut dovn the courts, commissions, and make every appointment a man siza Jcu. Ro'luee the operations of Congress principally to public legislation. Cut private bill3 to .a minimum and abol ish private pen3'on d'.ys altogetherc lsh ririvp.te neusion days entirely, Let the Pension Bureau look after le gitimate pensions and let the crook go to Halifax. r Let the Government retire from private businerie. Transfer. the War Risk Insurance to Old Line Compan ies. ' ; Reduce tho war and naval program to a sensible basis. Drop the promo tion schemes to swallow up the peo ple with naval and military measures and appropriations. The lesaon that Germany was armed to the teeth) and fell seems to have no weight with militarists. Make internal improve ments national and not a local affair and drive promoters out of the Cap itol." . In short, reduce government to a minimum Instead ' of a maximum. Along with this give the people a referendum-and recall, and if the of ficial fail3 to fiir Jibe place send him heme. . ' ' ;. With the proper machinery, an automatic voting register,' a rcferen- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 5 years old. I want you to bring me a big doll,' a ring, a' trunk,, plenty of fruits and nuts. Don't forget my brother and little sister, Herbert and Mazie, who are at Elbridge this year. Your little girl, Sue Gunter. Dear Santa Claus:- I am a very little girl, Just eigh teen, months old. I am learning to say and do lots of things. I am a good little girl, too. I want you to bring me a Teddy bear, a doll, little wagon, picture book, and lots of nice things to eat. Don't forget grand mamma. Your little girl, Margaret Willene Boulton. Dear Santa Claus: I'm a little girl 6 years old. Please bring me a great big doll and set of dishes, a little horn, and a lot of oranges, apple3, candy, bananas, and anything else nice, you want to bring me. Please don't lOrget my daddy and mother. - Your little girl. Rosie Mai Ferguson. Union City, Route 3. - , Santa Glaus Letters Dear Santa Claus: I am writing you a letter to, tell yDu I have tried to be a good little girl, and I want you to please bring me a little rocking, chair, unbreak able dollj doll buggy, la;go trunk, and lots of nice things to eet. As I am only sixteen months old that is all I want this time. , Your little girl,' Alacenia Virginia Bryant. Union City, Tenn. Dear Saut Clause I am a littli girl ten years old, and am in the -fifth- grade. I am working hard for a prize in spelling. I want you to please bring me a nice pair of gloves, some candy, apples, oranges, nut3, and anything that you think would be nice for a little girl like me. Frcm your girl, Ada Ruth Pruett. WHAT ARE YOUR CHANGES OF SUCCESS? Do You Step Out with Snap and Vigor? Are You Able, to Get . Things Done? ' ' DON'T .STAND IN YOUR OWN WAY People with Thin, Weak, Blood Have - a Hard Time of It. They Should Take Pepto-Mangan Look at the fact?, of your health. So much depends on having red blood. If you stand up in front of your work with half-starved blood in your system you are standing in your own way. You are blocking your own progress. Thin blood makes you dull. It makes you pale. You take no en joyment out of your work. It is only half as good as it should be. v You can remedy that condition so easily.. Begin takiag that fine tonic, Pcpto-Mangan, to-day and keep U up for awhile. Your blood will be come nourished. Pepto-Mangan makes red blood corpuscles. You will get energy and strong power of re sistance. Instead of standing in your own way, you will push yourself ahead because of greater vitality. But be sure' you get. the genuine Pepto-Mangan. It is put up In both liquid and tablet form. Ask for GudoV and be sure that the name is on tho package. Advertisement. Dear Santa Claus: I cm a little boy six years old. I go to school ana am in me second grade, and I want you to please bring me a set of goat harness, set of tools, lets of thing3 to eat, and any other toys you think would be nice for me. Please don't forget my little brother, Lowell. He wants lets of nice things too, and especially a rocking horse. We have both been good boys, so don't disappoint us. Your little boy, Edward. Milton Covington. Union City, Tenn. Dear Santa Claus: I will write and tell you wha I want you to bring mo Xmas. Please bring me a cap pistol, goat wagon, some oranges, apples, canay ana nuts. I am going to school at Cal- ston. My teacher s name is XAiss ta na Grlmmett. . Your boy, Brisss Burcham. Moscow, Ky., Route 1. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy three years old. want you to bring me a hoe, rake and spadti, a tricycle, some oranges, apples, candy, bananas, and any thing ' else you think a little boy necas. v ' Your little boy - Randall Farris Burcham. Mcsccw, Ky., Route 1. Dear Santa Claus: I am a littlo bey four years old, I bring in wool for mother and have been a good littlo boy. I want you to bring me a ball, a tricycle, candy, nuts, and fruits. Dcn't fcrget mother and laldy. Your little boy, McNewton Burrow. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy Just two years old. I will not ask for much this time, Just a little gun, a ball, a pic ture book, and lots of things to eat. Your little 'boy, John Thurma.n... Burrow. Dear Santa Claus: I am a good little girl 8 years old'. I go to school at Community Prjde. I study hard. I want you to bring me a little red rocKing cuair a ring and lots of nice things to eat. Please remember my littlo cousin. Nick Ho- gan. Bring him a rubber ball. " ; Your lijjie friend, Mary Lee Harmond. Union City, Route 3. Dear Old Santa: I am a little sU,l five years old. I don't go to school, but my mama says I can go next year. I want you to bring me a big doll that will open and shut it3 eye3 and lots of good things to eat. I will have up my stocking early. Please don't forget my little friend, Paul Norrid. Your littlo friend, Ruth Hagan. Union City, Route 3., Dear Santa C1&U3: I am a little girl six years old. go to school at Community Pride School. I want you to please bring mo a little rocking chair to rock my doll in, a monkey that can climb a string, and please don't forget my littlo desk' mate, Muriel Kersey, she wants c red stick of candy, and my teacher, Mr. Lasley, a rubber ball. '. ' . -1 Lucile Harmond. Union City, Route 3. ( i Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl seven years old. I would liko for you to bring me a story book, a cameo ring, two candle sticks and some fruits. . Don't forget all the good little boys and girls. , Your littlo friend, - , Louise Houser. My Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a car with a wind shield to it, a baby doll that will go to sleep, a little set of dishes, and please fill my stocking with lots of good things to eat. I like a big, rat Santa Claus, but I did not l,ike that skinny Santa CUus that was down in town. I am your good little girl," Mary France.3 Aydelott. . Christmas wreaths of all kinds, at Mrs. Hunt Roper's. Phone 519 or 66. ' 37-4t O THE NAILLMG HOSPITAL Here is wishing you a Happy Christmas and v Prosperous New Year We thank you for the liberal business you have given us, as our -success is due to your patronage. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you the coming year., Elv& Caldwell's Grocery The Post Office is across the street from CLOYS SERUM COMPANY UNION CITY, TENN. Harpole-Walker Furniture Company FUNERAL' DIRECTORS WHITESELL HARPOLE 354 AND 216-3 RINGS J. L RANSON, JR. 432 AND 32 . OFFICE PHONE 99 UNION CITY, TENN. Gained Ten Pounds Before Taking ZIRON, Alabama Man Was Weak, Nervous, Had No Appetite, But is Now Strong. EVERY man and woman, who Is In a run-down, weak condition, with bad complexion and poor appe tite, due to lack of Iron in their blood, hould find Zlroa helpful and strength building. It is a scientific, reccnstructlTe tonic, composed of Ingredients recommended by leading medical authorities. Describing his experience .with Ziron, Mr. George W. S. Lanier writes from Jones, Ala.: "Sometime back, I was In a terrible condition. I. was weak and aervous, and bad a tired feeling all tt time. My sfoa was muddy. 1 bad so appetite, and at morning I didn't feel like getting up. I wai reading of Ziron and decided I would try it . . . "Will say that Ziron is a good medi cine. I bay gained ten pounds in four months. Am strong and bar a good appetite." Ziron is a mild iron tonic, good for young and old. It helps to restore tbe system, when run-down by over work, under-nourishment, caused by stomach or bowel disorders, or as a result of some weakening Illness. Get Ziron from your druggist. Ha sells It on a money-back guarantee Flowers For Christmas SIMPLIFY YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING "Say It With Flowers" We will furnish you Christmas cards and envelopes, ,ph and deliver the flowers Christmas morning any where in any city you wish. The Florists' Telegraph Delivery, service makes this possible.- We invite you to call and talk it over. MRS. HUNT ROPER Union City, Tenn. one 519 Mail or Telephone 9 Often it is cheaper, in time and expense, to telephone than to write I I a letter.- The extensive II toll lines reach almost everywhere and the low STATION TO STA TION rate makes the cost small. You crive the message and get the O answer at once. Try it! CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE ND TELEGRAPH COMPANY INCORPORATED SEVENTH YEAR A Modem Surgical Institution. Competent Trained Nurse DR. W. A. NAILUNG Chief Surgeon Union City, Tenn. Both Phone 41. i I Cumberland 461 Telephones: j t, 262 Dr. C. E. Upchurch DENTIST. Over Mrs. Aran's Millinery Store Union City, : Tenn, Modern Veterinary " Hospital E. W. YQUNG8L00D, D. V. M. Graduate Veterinarian Calls answered promptly. Both phones. J. Jones ' DENTIST .. . Union City, Tenn. 107 Church St. Cumb. Phone 2 14-J NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. Charley Moffatt, col., vs. Lula Mof fatt, col. Pet. Divorce. To Lula Moffatt, col. A bill for divorce Lan been sworn to and filed In tlJs Court, vhlch bill avers that yo-i aro a non-resident of the Stato of Tennessee, or resident unknown, so that the ordinary proc ess of law cannot bo served upon you. This is, therefore, to notify you, the said Lula Moffatt, defendant in above styled cause, to appear before the Circuit Court of Obion County, Tonn.j on or before the First Monday in January, 1921, and make defense to said bill filed against you, or the same will be taken for confessed and proceeded vith ex parte as to you. This Dec. 1, 1920. J. N. RUDDLE, Clerk. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. Mattie Pierce V3. Harrison Pierce. Petition for divorce; pending in tho Circuit Court of Obion County, Teun. In ti e above styled cause ; it ap pearing to the Clerk from the bill, which is duly sworn to and filed in this court, that the defendant is a non-residont of tho Stato of Tennes see, or that his residence i3 unknown, so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him, it is therefore ordered that said defend ant, Hrrrison Pierce, appear before ho Circuit Court of Obion County, Tenn., on or before the First Mon day in January, 1921, and make de fense to said bill, cr the same will be taken as confessed by him, and the causo set for hearing ex parte as to him, It is further ordered that publica tion of this notice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Commer cial, a weekly newspaper, published i . Union City, Tenn. This Dec. 1st, 1920. 37-4t J. N. RUDDLE, Clerk. To Mrs. Jessie Williams, J. B. Wil liams, J. R. Williams, E.W. Williams. Mrs. James Rumage vs. Mrs. Jessie Williams et al. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tenn. 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. Jessie Williams, J. B. Williams, J. R. Wil liams and E. W. Williams, are non residents of the State of Tennessee so that ordinary process of law can not be served upon them. It is there fore hereby ordered that the said above named defendants appear be fore the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the First Monday of February, 1921, that be ing a rule day of said Chancery 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 consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. This Dec. 7th, 1920. 38-4t GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. By Nello F. Marshall, D. C. & M. Moore & Hudgins, Sol. for Complt. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. 1 Ambus Dlnvocdy, col., vs. Ada Clint DInwoody, col., Pet. Divorce. In Circuit Court of Obion County. To Ada Clint Dinwoody, col. . - A bill for divorce ha3 been sworn to and filed in this Court, which! bill avers that you are a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, and a resident of tho State of Missouri, so that the ordinary process of law can not be served upon you. This Is, therefore, to notify you, thp said Ada Clint Dinwoody, defendant, in above styled cause, to appear before the Circuit Court of Obion County, Tenn.,"orl or before the First Monday in January,. 1921, and make defense to said bill filed against you or the same will be taken as confessed and proceeded with ex parte as to you. with ex parte as to you. 37-4t .Thls Dec. 1, 1920. J. N. RUDDLE, -Clerk.