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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn
Entered at the post office. Union City. Tennes
see, as second-class mail matter.
Death of Seid Waddell.
The death cf Hon. Seid Waddell
president of the Old National Bank
took place at his home in Union City
on Sunday, February 6, 1921, at 11
o'clock a.m. Mr. Waddell was strick
en suddenly with an attack of heart
failure. He had not heem ia irst
rate health for a number of years,
but for a few weeks had be oo
fined to his residence with conditions
which were not at all favorable. He
was however feeling better Sunday
morning and was in the act of bath
ing his hands and face getting ready
to go out for a walk, when the time
ceme for dissolution.
Seid Weddell was born at Smer
ville, Tcnn., May 2, 1849, son of
John C. and Elizabeth D. Waddell
and . "was of Scotch-Irish descent.
John C. Waddell was born in Carroll
County, Tenn., about 1819 and died
in Union City in 1884. The mother
was also a Tennesscan and died in
Arkansas. Seid Waddell began the
ctudy of law in 1873, and in January
1874,' entered the senior class of
Cumberland University at Lebanon
Tcnn., and graduated the same year,
He came almoEt immediately t Un
ion City and here continued to reside
and practice law, being for some
time a law partner of Hon. Rice A
Pierce, later and for a number of
years a law partner of hia brother,
Judge Joel B. Waddell. Mr. Waddell
was one of the organizers of the bank
of Union City in 1879 and was
elected in 1884 and served for a
number of years as president. This
wa3 the first tank opened in Union
City, in which Geo. O. Bell was cash
ier and the well known St. Louis
banker, Frank 0. Watts, had his
early training. Mr. Waddell was
elected Mayor of Union City in 1885
and" re-elected in 1886. In 1887 he
was united in marriage to Miss Eva
P. Waddell. Mrs. Waddell was born
in Hardeman Ccunty-ln 1858. Mr
Waddell was a Democrat, a Mason,
for many years a member of the K. of
P. order and in his religious faith n
Swedenborgian, one of the charter
members of the New Church in Un
ion City.
Mr. Waddell was among his many
fine qualities of citizenship and char
"acter a life-long Democrat. He was
elected to the General Assembly as
Representative from Obion County in
1894. In 1896 he was elected to the
State Senate and re-elected In 1898
'and elected by that body to the po
sition of speaker. He was at the
time, along with such men as Judge
Heiskel and Hon. John A. Tipton,
one of the leaders of the Democratic
party in Tennessee.
Mr. Waddell wa3 active in party
affairs in his own county and con
tinued to take an interest in public
affairs generally. He was one of the
Board of Trustees of the Union City
Training School and in this school
his sons, Seid, Jr., John and E. P.,
had their early training. Again he
entered banking some years ago
when the Union City Bank & Trust
Co. was organized and served that
institution as director. This bank
was consolidated with the First Na
tional Bank of Union City. The name
of the new organization was the Old
National Bank. Mr. Waddell was
oae of the directors and when Mr.
Whitesell retired as president a year
ago Mr. Waddell was elected as his
successor, and held that position un
til he died.
Mr. Waddell is survived by his
stepmother, Mrs. Sarah Waddell, 92
years of age, his wife and two broth
ers, St. John Waddell, of Memphis,
and Judge Joel B. Waddell, of this
city; two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Caruth
ers, of Whlteville, Tenn., and Miss
Birdie Waddell, of this city. There
were five children of the family of
Mr. and Mrs. Seid Waddell, four of
whom survive as follows: Mrs.
Dickens Hendrix and E. P. Waddell,
of ' Baton Rouge, Mrs. Belle Berry
hill, of St. Louis, and J. A. Waddell,
of this city.
Mr. Waddell was a man of good
parts. He had exceptionally well
ordered mental resources and a very
high sense of moral courage. He
served his people well and at all
times with an immovable faith in the
laws of God and eternal Justice. He
was aligned with the great moral
movements, taking an active interest
in the prohibition and enforcement
laws. He was a parliamentarian in
politics and an executive in business.
Ho had a faculty of reducing puz
zling problems to simple analysis and
hi3 counsel and advice were always
in-demand. He was in fine a man,
God's noblest handiwork, and we
shall not see hi3 like again.
. The enire community ruourns the
loss of a good citizen, the family a
loyal head and-a loving heart.
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at the residence
on Todd street, Rev. L. G. Landen
berger, of St. Louis, in charge.
The remains were interred with
Masonic honor3 at East View Ceme
tery. Pall bearers were as follows:
"Honorary R. P. Whitesell, C. N.
Lannom, A. L. Garth, Dr. C. W.
Miles, Sr., J. P. Verhine, R. A.
Pierce, A. E. Glover; Jno. T. Walker,
A. J. Corum, J. A. Hefiey.
Active W. H. Swiggart, Geo.
A. Gibts, H. A. Bransford, J. WTalker
Kerr, Chas. W. Miles, Jr., Thurman
Tallcy. F. C. Aydclott, J. S. Latta.
Appropriations and Taxes.
Wc make the prediction that the
overshadowing issuff in future politi
cal campaigns will be the subject of
taxation. Other issues will be swept
away by the tide.
While there have been gross ex
cesses chargeable to the Wilson ad
ministration, the public will . no
doubt applaud the defense of Inspec
tor Dawes in the sale of supplies to
the French government. The New
York Herald especially has made a
bitter attack on the Administration
for extravagance. Much of this is
unjust and Inspector Dawes does not
split hairs in telling about it.
His vocabulary is unique. I sup
pose the quotations will be expunged
from the record. The newspapers
generally have criticised the Admin
istration for being so profligate with
public funds. The people made this
a campaign issue. They always do
when there is a movement to increase
the taxes. No party can outlive a tax
burden. But Mr. Dawes has been
looking on at the bulldozing tactics
until he became disgusted, and when
the committee sought to draw him
out they got more than they bar
gained for. This paper does not take
to the idea of heavy taxation. It is
not democratic. It is a burden upon
the farmer. There is a tendency to
discourage farming. The burden
grows and the farmer deserts the
rural localities and the farm. Final
ly the country is reduced to tenantry
and then the chasm between the rich
and the poor 3ets up a royalty. There
is a military cast also in league. with
the royal line and" poverty spreads
over the land. Finally some such
leeches as Lenine and Trotzky seize
the reins and the High head3 go to
the gutter.
New, don't get us in wrong. If
taxes were borne equally 'twould be
a different matter, but the big cor
porations and controlling interests
pass their taxes on to the concumer
Federal income, State and all and
the final analysis is that every per
son who buys food or clothing pays
the tax. The farmer has no come
back. He is not able to assess his
profits. So he bears the burden of
the tax. It is this, with the grossly
inexcusable increase of governing
powers and extravagance in expendi
tures, that reduces agriculture, de
stroys democracy and finally ends in
We don't know the cure unless
Congress and the State Assemblies
reverse themselves, or, unless like
our friend, Lowe Shearon, suggests
as follows:
(a). Managers of industrial en
terprises should state in advance a
rate of compensation with which
they will content themselves Just as
do the bondholders, who name an in
terest rate, the preferred stockhold
ers, who name a dividend rate, and
the employes, who name a wage rate.
(b). Risks should be offset by ex
tra dividends to stockholders limited
to whatever amount may be neces
sary to induce a sufficient investment
of capital in any given enterprise.
(c). All surpluses should be pro
rated among the consumers accord
ing to the amount of their purchases
since they made an enterprise pos
sible by supplying the market for the
thing produced.
These three principles would put
confidence in industry and spur it to
such efforts a3 have never been
known before because they are ab
solutely fair to every factor of pro
duction a3 well as to the entire buy
ing public.
Friday Night for the Purpose of
Discussing thir Building of
Governments should use economy
Just as private citizens do, especially
should they begin to retrench after
a horrible catastrophe like the late
war. But papers like the Herald and
men of easy principles should not be
allowed to exercise a liberty aad li
cense unwarranted and unjust with
out regard to the fact3 jn the case.
The Truth About It.
"Inquiring son "Papa, what is
Fond Parent Reason, my boy, is
that which) enables a man to deter
mine what is right,"
'Inquiring Son "And what is in
stinct?" .
Fend Parent "Instinct is that
which tells a woman she is right
whether she is or not." From the
Edinhurgh Scotsman.
Every citizen of Union City, both ladies and gentlemen,
is especially invited to attend this meeting. Let's pull
Union City out of the old rut and the muddy streets,
make a good town, a sanitary and healthful town. Ma
terials are getting cheaper, let's do something for our
town and citizens. The front foot assessment plan will
be fully explained and by this plan good streets can be
built without the burden being hard on either the city
or the property owner.
If you have any interest in Union City and want it to
grow and be like other cities, attend this meeting.
Don't come knocking, bring your booster friend with you.
This meeting will be held in the City Hall.
F. L. PITTMAN, Mayor.
The Commercial takes to the idea
of a liberal appropriation for the
public highways over and above ev
ery other public enterprise. So, out
of the clouds of an impenetrable
storm of appropriations tne proposed
appropriation of $100,000,000 by
Congress for the public highways
comes as a beacon of light. We don't
need a standing army of a quarter
of a million. We don't need so darn
many improvements while the coun
try is bled to death with taxes. There
is no demand for all these extrava
gances and Congress should be made
to stop. We do need our public
school system, but we don't need Fed
eral aid or any other for a college
training. The children should be
kept in school and educated at public
expense, but young men and women
should educate themselves with the
classics and the trades. If a young
man or woman is too trifling to give
himself or herself independent col
lege or vocational training the public
money spent in that way is wasted.
It is a mistake. People should not
be taxed for these things. But there
is one enterprise that is more vital
to the people of the United States
than everything else, and that is the
public highway system. The con
struction of standard highways in
the United States would solve the
railroad problems. A standard high
way system would give us universal
truck traffic and free the people from
the menace of organized labor and
the gluttony of the railroads. With
a standard highway system, as Mr.
Bryan once suggested, we could mo
bilize a standing army of millions in
a few days or weets. Go in for pub
lic highways is the word.
Death of John H. Nichols..
Tuesday night at nine eclock John
H. Nichols died at the homo of his
daughter, Mrs. Emma Phillips, Troy,
of gallstones. He had been a suf
ferer from this malady for some
weeks. He was buried at Sardis on
Deceased was a widower and left
tl-rce brothers, James, Thomas and
Jcseph; also two sisters, Mrs. Mary
Cawsby, of " Petersburg. lenn., and
Mrs. Letitia Wilkcrson, of Troy.
Obion County Enterprise.
Easy to Do.
Maggie "What, you back here? I
t! ought you had fallen into a for
tune!" Henry "I did and went right
through it." Cartoons. Magazine.
f Dili III
it may need repairing or perhaps on
ly recharging. In either case let us
have a look at it and see what is to
bo done to make it efficient. Our
battery repairing embraces every
possible emergency of this nature
New batteries for sale also.
You are invited to use either of these num
bers when you want the best there is on
the Union City market in the eating line,
and want it delivered promptly.
Grissom's Service
is, as in the past, a straight from the shoul
der, honest to goodness endeavor to please
and the smallest business transaction is
never closed until the customer is perfect
ly pleased.
Groceries, Staple and Fancy. Fresh Heats and
Produce, too.
Visitors always welcomed at
E. P. Grissom's
Assisted by Mrs. Jake Park
Red Cross Drug Store Both Phones 1 36
-r- i , I Cumberland 461
Telephones: j m
Dr. C. E. Upchurch
Over Mrs. Aran's Millinery Store
Union City, : : : Tenn.
Dr. W. J. Jones
Union City, Tenn.
107 Church St. Cumb. Phone 214-J
E. W. Youngblood, D. V. M.
Graduate Veterinarian
Office, Reece Alexander's Garage
Calls Answered Promptly
. ) Office, Cumberland Hume 192
rii es Residence, Cumb, 312; Home 261-2
"Ealy hatched pullets will mature
and begin laying early in the fall,
and if properly fed and cared for will
continue to lay thruout the winter,"
say specialists of the Bureau of Ex
tension, University of Tennessee.
Regardless of good types of houses,
of how well yards are kept, of bal
anced rations fed, it takes early
hatched pullets to produce eggs in
the early fall snd winter when eggs
are scarce and consequently high in
Still Doing Business.
Mr3. Trotter "Yes, we're Just
back from Colorado. "We've been
up to the top of Pike's Peak."
Mrs. Homebody "Dear Mo! I've
heard my father speak of going up
Pike's Peak when he was a boy. I
had no idea they still had it out
there." Boston Post.
David Wright vs. Mary G. Wright.
Petition for Divorce. In Cir
- cuit Court of Obion County, Tenn.
To Mary G. Wright.
A bill for divorce has been sworn
to and filed in this court, which bill
avers that you are a non-resident of
the State of Tennessee, and a resi
dent of the State of Missouri, so that
the ordinary process of law can not
be served upon you. This is, there
fore, to notify you the said Mary G.
Wright, defendant in above styled
cause, to appear before the Circuit
Court of Obion County, Tenn., on or
before the first Monday in May, 1921,
and make defense to said bill filed
against you or the same will be taken
for confessed and proceeded with ex
parte as to you. 46-4t
This January 31, 1921.
J. N. RUDDLE, Clerk.
Pierce & Fry, Attorneys for Complt.
Forcum-James Cooperage & Lumber
Co. vs. H. F. Anderson et al.
Chancery Court, Obion County,
In the above styled cause it ap
pearing to the Clerk & Master from
the bill of complaint, which is sworu
to, that the defendant, J. C. Polk, is
a non-resident of the State of Ten
nessee, so that ordinary process of
law cannot be served upon him. It
is therefore hereby ordereu that the
said above named defendant appear
before the Clerk and MaBtcr of the
Chancery Court of Obion County,
Tennessee, on or before the First
Monday of March, 1921, that being
a rule day of said Chancery Court,
and make defense to the said bill, or
the same will be taken as confessed
by him, and the said cause set for
hearing ex-parte as to him. 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. 44-4t
By Nolle F. Marshall, D. C. & M.
This January 18, 1921.
Clerk and Master.
Morris & Morris, Sols, for Complt.
Lannom & Lannom.
Fi.bt, an examination and question
ing to determine the cause, con
dition, treatment, proper lenses, etc.,
for your own particular pair of eyes.
Second, free consultation at any
time. Fitting, adjustment, repair,
replacement cf glasses. Competent,
impartial, professional service.
DR. S. E. ALLMOND. Optometrist
218 First Street.
Fannie Reed vs. George Reed.
Chancery Court, Obion County,
In the above styled cause it ap
pealing to the Clerk and Master from
the bill of complaint, which is sworn
to, that the defendant, George Reed,
is a non-resident of the State of Ten
nessee, 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 Clerk and Master of the
Chancery Court of Obion County,
Tennessee, on or before the First
Monday of March, 1921, that being
a rule ('ay of sa'd Chancery Court,
and make defense to the said bill, or
the sni!ie will be taken as confessed
by him, and the eaid cause set for
hearing ex-parte as to him. It is
further ordered that publication of .
this notice be made for four con
secutive weeks in The Commercial,
a weekly newspaper published in
Obion County, Tenn. 46-4t
This Jan. 27th, 1921.
i.3-?t Clerk and Master.
By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & M.
Geo. R. Kenney, Sol. for Complt. -

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