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The Commecial, Union City, Tenn.
FRIDAY, MARCH JJff 1921. TO W. M. POTMAN. LEGISLATURE VOTES FOB INTEREST LAW ' Both Houses Pass Bill Increasing Contract Bate to Eight Per Cent. The contract rate of interest in Tennessee wa3 increased from 6 to S per cent Tuesday when the Legisla ture Dasccd House Bill No. 399 over the veto of Got. Alf A. Taylor. ' Opponents of the measure managed to delay action on the veto message during the .first half of the session, hoping that' during the three weeks recess the members of the, two houses might "hear from their folks at home" and come back prepared to sustain the Governor's veto. However this proved not to be the case. The House passed the bill by a vcte of 57 to 26. two representa tives not voting. The vote in detail was: Senator McGinncss led the fight in Wo Senate to sustain the Governor's veto. He declared that 90 per cent of the people of the State were op posed to the eight per cent contract rate of interest. He said it would work a serious handicap upon the borrowers of money and would only benefit the lenders. He appealed to the Democrats of the Scnato to sus tain the Governor's action. "The Republicans took advantage of the Democrats' inclination to fa vor the bill by adding many of their votes to pass it over the Governor's veto, believing that the Democrats would be held solely responsible and that it would -v.'ork to tho benefit of tho Republican parly at the, next election. The Senate voted 28 to 8 for its passage . - " - Representative Simpson of David sou, introduced a bill iu the House providing for tlus levying of a tax of one-quarter of ? mill upon all taxable property ia tho State for the year 1922 and annually thereafter, to create a fund to be used by tho board of ' trustees of the Tennessee State Fair. Nashvillo Tennessean. Our esteemed game warden, R. H. Caldwell, was up from Reelfoot Lake this week and wo understand that he has been dcing the work of two or three ordinary wardens. He has supervision of game and furs both in Obion and Lake Counties and fish and gamo on Reelfoot Lake, keeping him out early and late, and tho unfortu nate feature of the work is the com pensation, which, Mr. Caldwell says, Is only thirty dollars a month. Other , wardens in Tennessee have time to do other wbrk and Increase their pay to something like a reasonable living, but Mr. Caldwell has no time for oth er work and he should be paid at least a fair return for his labor. We suggest that thla be given the proper attention. v , . 'The Company OF the People, FOR the People made BY the People. The Greatest Life Insurance Company in the World. ( In Assets , , I In Business Placed . n . , ( In Service to the Public 1 GrBatfiSt I Income GrBatfiSt 1 In Business Gained , GrBaiBSt In Reduction of Mortality ( In Gain of Each ( In Business In Force ( In Health and Welfare Work METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (INCORPORATED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK) HALEY FISKE, President FREDERICK H. ECKER, Vice-President V Business Statement, December. 31, 1920. Assets....... I $980,913,087.17 v 1 Larger than those of any other Company in the World Increase in Assets during 1920 .1 $1 16,091,262.62 Larger than that of any other Company in the World. labilities-.::-...--- ".-- $947,465,234.24 Surplus,.... ,1 $33,447,852.93 Ordinary (annual premium) Life Insurance paid for in 1 920 $1,052,389,920 . , More than has ever been placed in one year by any Company in the World. Industrial (weekly premium) Insurance paid for in 1920 : $589,560,231 More than haa ever been placed in one year by any Company in the World. Total Insurance placed and paid for in 1 920 $ 1 ,'65 1 ,950, 151 , ' The largest amount placed in one year by any Company in tbe world. Gain in Insurance in Force in 1920 $1,036,360,080 More than has ever been gained in one year by any Company in the World. The Company GAINED more insurance in force both in 1919 and 1920 than any other Company WROTE. , Total Amount of Outstanding Insurance - $6,380,012,514 ' Larger thanabat of any other Company in the World. ' j Number of Policies in Force December 31. 1920 . . 23,899.997 Larger than that of any other Company in America.' Gain in Number of Outstanding Policies 2, 1 29,326 More than any Company in the World has ever gained in one year. Number of Claims paid in 1920 ..!.. 312.689 , Averaging one claim paid for. every 28 seconds of each business day of 8 hours. Amount paid to Policy-holders in 1920 ..$81,257,393.70 Payments to policy-holders averaged $556.86 a minute of each business day of 8 hours. Reduction in general mortality at ages 1 to 74 in 9 years, 22.7. per cent. Typhoid reduction, 72 percent.; Tuberculosis, 40 per cent.; Heart disease over 19 per cent.; Bright's disease, nearly 27 per cent.: Infectious diseases of children, over 28 per cent. In general reduction and for each principal cause of death this is far greater than that shown by statistics of the Registration Area of the United States. Death Rate for 1 920 on the Industrial business lowest in history of Company. Dividends declared payable in 1921, nearly...: $11,000,000 - , Metropolitan Nurses made 1,625,271 visits in 1920, free of charge to sick Industrial Policy-holders, including 1 4,667 visits to persons insured under Group policies. Metropolitan men distributed over Eighteen Millions of pieces of literature on health - Bringing the total distribution to over 213,000,000 exclusive of Company's health magazine, of which over 18,000,000 are are annually distributed. EDWIN C. DOW, Deputy Superintendent. Nailling Bldg. & Makes Hens Lay Gets the eggs In any weath er. It Is easily given In the "feed and doesn't force or hurt the hen In any way." is a real tonic." Try - it if Don Sung it doesn't pay for itself and pay you a good profit besides, your money will be promptly refunded. Trial size 50 cents. Incubators and Brooders. WEHMAFS HARDWARE STORE. WEAK; RUII-DOWII Carolina Lady Got So She Could Just Drag. "Cardui Built Me Up," She Declares. fcernersville, N. C In 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 soon 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 other tonic ever did. "I used Cardui with one daughter who jfras 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 Is nothing like Cardui." Do not allow yourself to become weak and run-down from womanly troubles. Take CarduL Ton 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-14J If there is any' one thing in the af rairs of Tennessee that more than anything else needs attention, it is the taxing power. If Tennessee could have a constitutional convention and make it forever impossible to levy taxec on such things as the State Fair, a bill for which Representa tive Simpson, of Davidson County, hc.3 introduced, whereby all the tax able property of the State will have to boar the expento of this institu tion. There are many other taxes that should be limited or prohibited by the constitution. This Simpson bill of course, is not likely ,to receive general support unless Shelby and Knox Counties are admitted with their fairs, and then the balance of tjje assembly will have to put up a fight against it. The Stato Fair has never been but little more than a county fair, but it makes no differ ence whether it is large or small, the taxpayers, of tho State should not be forced to pay for it. There is too much of this socialism even in the schools of Tennessee. There should be a limit to these thrngs. The tax payers should Npever rest until the representatives understand they will not stand for this kind of taxation. Mr. Chas. Rook, editor of the Humboldt Courier-Chronicle, was a guest of the Lions Club in Union City last Tuesday in the interest of the Meridian Highway, running from Chicago to the Gulf. The Lions are good roads people at all hours and all places, and the Union City Lions readily agreed with Mr. Rook that the Meridian should be one of the objective routes in Obion County. The Memphis to Bristol first, the Jeff Davis second and the Meridian third, and we are to pull for all these roads. Ladies, if you are hard to fit In a coat suit or dress call at Shatz Bros. Wednesday, March 16, and let them take your measure. ? o) 0) pi I will offer for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder, at the residence of the late Marcus D. Glover, one mile west of Woodland Mills, on Friday, March 18, 1921, commencing at 10 o'clock, rain or shine, the following: One pair, work Mules, one pair Mules, 1 year old; one pair Mules, 3 years old; four Mares; one saddle Horse, 4 year old; one registered Holstein Bull four Holstein and Durham milk Cows, seven or eight head of Yearlings Hogs arid Sheep, one Mower, one Rake, one hay Baler, one Tractor, one road Grader, other tools not mentioned, one Farm Wagon, -one log Wagon, Corn and Hay; tow Percheron Horses, 3 years old.i TERMS OF SALE: All under $5 cash. All over $5 on a credit of twelve months with approved notes. J. L. GLOVER, Sr., Admr. JOHN Q. SAUNDERS, Auctioneer. "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism," Last Plea of Marshall. The Commercial sent to Obion County points, $1.00 per year anywhere outside the County, $1.50. Its worth it Washington, March 4. Vice Pres ident Thomas R. Marshall, on his re tirement from office, said in part: "I go but you remain. I leave with the same inarticulate cry in my soul with which I came to you: My country. It is no new nor un usual cry for the American, but it has, I fear, myriad concepts. To some it means broad acres . and fertile fields; to many, opportunity for personal preferment; to a thoughtless few,' the right to utter every vagrant word which finds lodgement in a mind diseased; to the half educated, that democracy should be governed as soon by the infant's cry ,as by the prophet's warning.. But to me it is but the composite voice of all the good and wise and self-sacrificing souls who trod or tread its soil, calling for that liberty which , is law-encrowned, preaching that doctrlno which seeks not its own but the common good and above all warning us by the memory of the dead and. the hope of the unborn to close our ears to the mouthings of every peripathetic reformerwho tells us that the way to sanctify the republic is to remove every landmark which has hitherto marked the boundaries of national and individual life. "It is no new religion we need. Our creed should be: One Lord, one faith, one "; baptism the Lord" of Justice, who was with Washington at Valley Forge, Grant and Lee at Appomattox, Pershing on the fields of France; the faith that under a Republican form of government alone democracy permanently can endure; the baptism of that spirit which will not be content until no man Is above the penalties and no J. G. Saunders vs. W. M. Pittman. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to tho Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant. W. M. Pitt is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. It is therefore here by ordered that the 8id above named defendant appear before the Chancellor of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before tho First Monday of April, 1921, that being the first 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-partc 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. 60-4t This March 1, 1921. J.-A. Whipple, Sol. for Complt. GEO. A. GIBBS, , .1 Clerk and Master. By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & M. TO ABLATE FOULKS. William Brown (Bud) Foulks vs. Adlate Foulks. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk & Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, Adlate Foulks, is a non-resident cf 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 .Chancellor of the Chan cery Court of Obion County, Tennes see, on or before the First Monday of April, 1921, that being the first day of said Chancery Court, andmake de fense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confesseu by him, and the said cause set for hearing ex-carte as to him. It is further or dered that publication of this notice be made for. four consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newsv paper published in Obion County, Tenn. This the 3rd of March, 1921. GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. By Nelle F. Marshall, D.C. & M. - Geo". R. Kenney, Sol for Complt. TO LIZZIE BOOSE. Charley Boose vs. Lizzie Boose. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tenncnsee. 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, Lizzie Boose, is a non-resident of the State of Ten nessee, so that ordinary pri cess of law cannot be cerved upon her. It is therefore hereby ordered that, the said above named, defendant appear before tho Clerk and.-Master of- the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the First Monday of April, 1921, that being the first day tf said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by her and tho said cause set for hearing cx-parte asv to her. It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four consecu tive weeks in The Commercial,,, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. This February 26, 1921. 50-4t GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. By Nolle F. Marshall, D. C. & M. Geo. R. Kenney, Sol. for Complt. I man beyond the protection of our laws: Let him who goes and him who Stays remember that he who saves his life at the loss of his country's honor, loses it, and he who loses his life for the sake of his country's honor, saves It." ear xjasi neuei. Mr. C. V. Vlckrey, Nitional Secre tary Near East Relief, gives ou. the following statement: "A dozen cablegrams are on my desk, as I write, pleading piteously for the mere lives of hundreis of thousands who are homeless." "Future of Assyrians hopeless. Save remnant. Imminent danger." "65,000 refugees Constantinople alone." neiugees nocmng into Aippo. ' "20,000 refugees at isimd." "100,000 pecple at Alexandropol will starve unless relief is provided." "Refugees arriving from Caucasus escaping persecution, naked, desti tute. Urgent need to sav most cf them from death." "Reported 200,000 starving be tween Kars and Alexandropol." "Severe winter adding to the dis tress." . ' ,. And, above all, the mute appeal of the 100,000 orphans whom we must sustain, not only through the winter and spring, but through the summer and autumn as well. It is not a question of raising our quota, making a 100 per cent record, or raising a given amount of money. It Is a question of saving lives! If w do not provide relief they perish. State Headquarters, Near East Re lief, 1203 Volunteer Building, Chat tanooga, Tenn. Some Left. "Isn't it a pity lovely woman has no lasting charm?" "She has if she learns how to be a good cook."