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Marshall & Balrd, Union City, Tenn Entered at the post office, Union City. Tennes see, a second-class mail matter. FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1921. ANNOUNCEMENTS. REGISTER. EDWARDS We have the authority to anf ister of Obion County, subject to the action o- uic ixmwrauc pariy. CHAPEt,. We are authorized to announce J. M. (Marvin) Chapel as a candidate for Register of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. NOONAN. We are authorized to annouce J. J. Noonan as a candidate for Register of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic The Navy. A few weeks ago a statement of . U. S. Government finances was made, showing that by May, 1923, .there would be a deficit in the national treasury of $8,500,000,000. Thenar debt to be cancelled is $7,500,000,000 and the expenses for two years will be approximately $10,000,000,000. The revenues will be approximately 19,000,000,000. The difference will be $8,500,000, 000. Now, the former Secretary of the Navy, Hon. Josephus Daniels, makes a very pretty case of how Uncle Sam needs a navy equal to England's, but lie does not telus how this deficit in the U. S. Treasury is to be met, and how,, with the expenditure of $600, 000,000 this year and $900,000, 00 next year for this great sea pow er, the solution of our financial prob lems is to be any easier. The Saturday evening Post as well as many of the leading daily news papers, makes a demand upon Con gress for a reduction of expenditures. The Post asserts that we cannot af ford naval and military preparations upon a scale of such magnitude as the ' departments are asking for Much) less can we afford the spirit of militarism in peace times. The former Secretary enters the columns of the Pest with his state ment defending the naval pro gramme, and the Post disposes of the matter in a few words to the effect that we might as well go to hell and bankruptcy together. The statement made by Secretary Daniels is that we want to be equal to a,ny other naval power in fighting strength, yet he admits that when our program is finished the U. S. Navy will not be any greater in ton nage, but stronger in first-line ships. The trouble is that while we are try ing to catch up and making sure stealthily that we go a little over, England will be ever on the alert to see that we do not have a sea power equal to her own, and so the 1916 U. S. Navy three-year program will be but the beginning of an endless chain of battleship building, with greater demands and burdens upon the taxpayers and demoralization to manufacturing and agricultural in dustries. ' It is not our province to criticise or object to an adequate navy for coast defense, for our outlyling prov inces or for our merchant marine, and even to the idea of having one of the geatest navies afloat, if that will not incur a useles rivalry in navy building; but while Europe i3 pros trate, starving and helpless, England in the hands of Irish and labor prob- lems, with billions of war debt de moralizing trade and industry, why should we rush like mad Into an Imaginary mare's nest? Why should the Government of the United States, at a time like this, consume all the output of the steel and iron mills at enormous profits to these private monopolies, while the manufactur ing and farming industries are in a measure helpless because they can not be supplied from these mills with the machinery they need to carry on and to keep the factories and farms and the business of the country from going to the bow-wows? Why is it the pet hobbies of de partment heads lead them into ex travagant notions? Why is it that Congress is as wild as a March mare? It is rather like a child who keeps nagging at mother, "If I can't have it now I don't want, it at all." Seeminglyly it makes no difference to the former Secretary how much the farmer and the manufacturer needs his machinery, how impossible it is to buy a supply of machinery at present prices, if at all, because the Government is keeping the furnaces Lot to supply the American Navy. He cannot proceed along conserva tive business, lines. He cannct see that the risk of war at the present time is negligible, but as soon as the war is over proceeds to involve the whole of the industrial world for a frenzied campaign of naval construc tion. The former Secretary is not con cerned over the fact that we are fac ing a war-debt deficit of $8,000,000, 000, that peace-time bonds must be scld at a sacrifice, or some other mode of financing must be done to meet this deficit in the next two years. The money must come from the people. If it comes from the bank3 it is still the people's money. Every private business concern, in this or any other country, which is noted for its stability, begins to draw in the lines of finance when overtaken with misfortune or catas trophe. They proceed more cautious ly until recuperation takes place. Exactly to the contrary with the Government, the flood gate3 of waste and extravagance have been turned loose, and now how are we going to keep our debt3 paid and our credits unimpaired? This remarkable contribution- in the Post in defense of the Navy and naval supremacy is indeed a very In teresting document. But with all of its convincing facts and logic, there are still some defects in its armor. For instance, the Secretary refers to the fact that the United States, when we entered the war, displaced the construction of capital ships with) the development of the submarine craft, mine layers and patrol boats. As much as to say that capital ships are not the most important thing in na val warfare So also in a decade or two some of these 43,000-ton vessels may be relegated to the second or third line warships or perhaps be come obsolete altogether, and then we will have to build 100,000-ton craft or cities on hulls at a cost of tens of billions of dollars if the cduntry ha3 not already sacrificed its credit and honor and turned back ward its star of empire. There is another little defect in the armor of defense for the con struction of capital ships, and that is the fact that Admiral Dewey did not destroy the Spanish fleet in Ma nila Bay aione for the reason that he had a greater fleet of warships. Dewey had no strategy board to give him directions, but he had the war spirit and the genius to know when to fire and he had the gunners who knew how to shoot. They were dead shots, and but for that our superior navy might have gone down in Ma nila Bay. So, also, did Admiral Schley put the Spanish fleet out of commission at Santiago. But passing, methinks I can hear in this call for a meeting of the mul titudes to reconsecrate our patriotism and our faith in the Supreme Be ing the voice of the political con spirator and the siren seeking to spread false propaganda and to in volve us in greater excesses. ... Why (and now we find Mr. Dan iels facing the trite conditions) why should we refuse Independence to the Philippines and at the same time isolate ourselves from political association with the nations of the old world? How on earth can we find it consistent to control foreign possessions and at the same time re fuse to enter the League of Nations or any other pact for the security of the peoples of these possessions? We say this for the reason that it is one of the principles of the League to fos ter disarmament. This country proposes, on the stump especially, to be democratic, and yet its domestic and foreign pol icies are modeled after the most rigid autocracy. Why, oh why cannot an American democracy promulgate in ternational' democracy? In other words, why is democracy not demo cratic? We are trying todo what little we can to hold our government down to constructive business economies. Now we are going to make a more re markable statement. I have not been living as close to the house of God as some of my friends, but there is one thing I am not ashamed of, and that is that I believe in. the power and wisdom of Almighty God and fear and respect the Godhead. I believe that Ger many was destroyed because of its militarism, and ; Just so sure will some other great nation fall if this militaristic spirit grows. That nation which boasts of its power to conquer and destroy will ultimately be destroyed. It is not always the greatest na val and military power which pre vails,, No man can deny the truth of this statement. Patriotic Meeting. The Memphis News-Scimitar has a very appropriate and conclusive crit icism fdr the movement incorporated in a call for a peace-time patriotic meeting. Some political propagandists prob ably have promoted this call, em bracing such terms as "Revivial of the love of God and country." The Scimitar say3t "Patriotism is an audible and evi dent thing only in the stress of emer gency and in the hours of national crises. In time of peace it is laid aside, but not abandoned. ' It is cherished, but not displayed. It is not worn upon the sleeve. It is treasured with -the vital, and the things that count in life. "It is not a profitable occupation, ust at this time, to wave the flag. There are too many practical and useful things to be done. The man who must continually remind him self that he i3 patriotic is in danger The man who has forgotten his pa triotism and goes about the business of serving his country and his fel low men is not one over whom to be come excited. "The gentlemen who are disturbed over the absence of frenzied manifes tations should calm themselves and serve their country in some of the productive pursuits." Our Public Highways. There is one thing about which we don't want to be misunderstood. We have been preaching economy in pub lie expenditures and every other rep utable paper almost has beeiw doing t,he same thing. Our government is costing us per capita six times as much as it did four years ago. The State is also requiring a much larger operating expense, notwithstanding the noise of tax reformers. So any one with any business Judgment at all can see where we are aping. We hope the papers and magazines will keep up this fight until the grafters and spendthrifts have been wiped from the face of the earth. Grafting should be eliminated en tirely and public expenditures should be trimmed until there is not a dol lar spent that is not needed outright to keep the public interests pro tected. But in the matter of public highways we believe thoroly in ex tension rather than in reducing this work. A dollar well spent on the public highways will in a short time be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars. It would indeed have beenJ a public calamity if the Government had been put to the extremity of buy ing the railroads, but every dollar the Government, the State and the coun ty invests economically and lntelli gently in the public highways will be an investment worth Its weight in gold to the people of this country The development of the public high ways will, as nothing else under heaven can do, solve the railroad and many other problems with which the urban as well as the rural people are confronted, and more than anything else this means the reduction of the high cost of living. We want it un derstood that we favor publio support of all the public highways to be de veloped in this county. ' We believe the county court is doing right in adopting and appropriating funds for these highways, specifically in supporting the Memphts-to-Bristol Highway, No. 1; the Jefferson Davis Highway, No. 2, and the Meridian Highway, No. 3. Let's go after every one of them, and keep it up until all of these and more good roads in the county are built. "Lay on MacDuff, and damned be he who crie3 hold, enough." DO YOU KN0W- That little Deleware has the honor of being the first of the original tblr ten States, in that it was the first of ficially to adopt the Constitution of the United States; also that its first settlers were Swedes? That the land comprised in the State of Pennsylvania was granted William Penn in lieu of a debt owed Penn's father by Charles II, and that he figures represented about $2.00 per square mile for the entire "State? That Lord Baltimore contracted to pay for what is now Maryland two Indian arrows per year and one-fifth of the precious metals mined, and that no gold or silver being produced, he actually obtained the territory for the arrows? ' . , That to New Hampshire falls the honor of having cast the decisive vote which definitely formed the United States? - That a communistic governments similar to that which many radicals are advocating at the present time, was formed by the early settlers of Virginia and that it proved a disas trous failure? That Verrazano, an Italian navi gator, sailed into New York bay in 1524, 85 years before Henry Hudson, to whom popular credit for the dis covery is given? That Manhattan Island, whichi is now New York City, was purchased from the Indians for $24 worth of beads and ribbons? That the .settlement of Georgia originally was conceived as a buffer against the invasion of Spanish and Indians into South Carolina? That Lord Baltimore ruled over the colony of Maryland to all intents and purposes an independent sove reign; that the rule extended to his son and that this hereditary mon archy continued in force for nearly 150 years, until the declaration of Independence brought it to an end? That no one can say positively which of the two States North Dako ta and South Dakota was admitted to the Union first; because the ri valry for the honor between the two being so great, the papers purposely were shufSed both before and after the President's signature, so that neither 4 he nor anyone concerned knew which was signed first? Clean Up at JaiL The c6mmissloner3 of the county Jail and courthouse of this county have had the Jail in this city thor oughly cleaned and painted, inside and out. They found the Jail in a very insanitary condition and have had floors repaired and scoured, walls painted and all furniture and bed ding cleaned and disinfected. The building is now reported as being in a perfectly satisfactory condition. 1 $.14.79 will pay . 1 years' Premium on $1000.00 Life Policy age 35. Jno. T Walker Co. More than 25 years spent in serving the Insuring Public. 'We appreciate PHONE 118. Your Sunday Dinner How about a nice Veal Roast for your Sunday Dinner? We supply the merchants of this town with every thing that is good in the meat line. Say, friends, did you ever buy such fine meats as we have been furnishing the merchants in all your Kfe? Every merchant in this town trades with us. That is 1 00 percent Hard to beat and we certainly appreciate that. The fact is that all the merchants in the entire territory are our friends. There is a reason. We give them service, we give them quality and we give them satisfaction. It is. their pack ing house. - Remember to call for our products. Reynolds Packing Co. Union City, Tennessee Bit McHUGH BATTERY CO. THE HOME of New York Insures. Against FIRE, LIGHTNING and TORNADOES. . Writing Farm and City Property. Ask your Banker Ask your Lawyer Ask your Merchant They will tell you that a Policy in ; - : THE HOME means sure indemnity against loss ARE YOU INSURED?' ' IF NOT,, WHY NOT? The cosis comparatively trifling, and no one has the least assurance that his home and personal property may not be changed by FIRE , at any moment from their present beauty, usefulness and comfort, to a smouldering heap of ruins or shivered to pieces and blown into the next township by the relentless storm demon. There is but one safe and wise thing to do and that is-1- i INSURE IN THE HOME f - Officc Phones Cumberland 261. Home 251 W. E.. JACKSON (& CO. Agent y . Union City, Tenn. -Walker FUNERAL WHITESELL HARPOLE 354 AND 216-3 RINGS Harpole OFFICE PHONE 99 UNION CITY, TENN, your business. UNION CITY, TENN. OLD BATTERY WORN OUT? Drive right up and have it replaced with one of our handmade batteries which we guarantee 'to givo better service than you have ever got from auto batteries. They have more pow er and last longer. We do recharging also. OUR SERVICE COMPRISES : FVbt, 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, s replacement cf glasses. Competent, Impartial, professional service. DR. S. E.ALLMOND, Optometrist . ' 218 First Street. Furniture Company DIRECTORS J. L. RANSON, JR. 432 AND 32 THE NAILUNG HOSPITAL SEVENTH YEAR A Modern Surgical Institution. Competent Trained Nurse DR. W. A. NAILLING Chief Surgeoo Union City, Tenn. Both Phone 41. Til ( Cumberland 461 elephones: , r County 262 . . . Dr. C. E. Upchurch DENTIST Over Mrs. Arnn's Millinery Store Union City, : : : Tenn. Dr. W. J. Jones DENTIST Union City, Tenn. 107 Church St. Cumb. Phone 214-J E. W. YoiUlgMOOd, D. V. M. Graduate Veterinarian Office, Reece Alexander' Garage Calls Answered Promptly pa ) Office, Cumberland 192, Home 192 i-hones j Resi(lencei cumb. 312; Home 261-2 B.H.Sisk,DV.M. Graduate Veterinarian , Office Jones & Campbell' Mule Barn Calls answered promptly Day or Night. Both Phone IN THE MATTER OF CYPRESS - CREEK DRAINAGE DISTRICT OF WEAKLEY AND OBION COUNTIES. TENNESSEE. Pending in the County Cturt of Obion County, Tennessee. To all, land owners, lien holders, mortgagees, . encumbrancers, and all others, whether persons, firms or carporations, interested in the lands located and included within the boundaries of Cypress Creek Drain- aero District of Weaklev an-1 Ohlnn Counties, Tennessee: . You, each of you and all of you, are hereby notified that tlo Commis sioners heretofore appointed by this Court to assess benefits to all the lands end property embraced within said Drainage District havo filed their report with me as Clerk of the County Court of said Countv. which said report, together with all the other records in this proceeding, is now on file In my office iu Union City, Obiqn County, Tennessee, sub ject to your inspection and examina tion. Said Drainarfi Dlitrtpt hoHna at a point where said Cypress Creek crosses the N. C. & St. L. Railroad right of way in the south side pf said right of way and runs in a southwestwardly direction through the 3rd Civil District of Weakley County, Tennessee, and the 7th Civil District of Obion County, Tennes see, along and generally with said Cypress Creek Valley to the outlet in the canal or ditch constructed by Drainage Dis trict No. 1 of Obion County, Tennes see, and which includes tho lands embraced and described in the origi nal and amended petitions and as Shown in the Engineer's report, all of which are filed in this cause, that are benefited by the improvements proposed in the proceedings in this cause: You, each and all of you, will, therefore, take notice that said re port of the Commissioners in this cause has been set for bearing on Friday, April 15, 1921, at one o'clock p.m. before tho Judge of the County Court of Obion County, Ten nessee, at the Courthouse in Union City, Tennessee, at which time and place you can attend and bo heard and take such action as you desire, and, if any you have, make ycur ob jections to said Commissioners' re port, otherwise said 'report will be heaVd and the matters relative there- to determined ex parte as to each of you. , It is ordered that publication1 of this notice be made for two consecu tive weeks in the Weakley County Press, a weekly newspaper published' at Martin, Weakley County, Tennes see, and The Commercial, a .weekly newspaper published at Union City. Obion County, Tennessee. In witness whereof I have hereto affixed my official signaure at office in Union City Tennessee, this March 25, 1921. ' 2-2t R. II. BOND, County Court Clerk, . )bicn County, Tenn. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. Robert Woodring vs. Mamie Wood- ring. In Circuit Court of Obion County. ', To Mamie Woodring: 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 resident of the State of Kentucky, so that the ordinary process of law can not be served upon you. This la therefore, to notify you the said Mamie Wood- ring, 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. This March 18, 1921. l-4t J. N. RUDDLE, Clerk. 1 J. L. Mosier, Sol. for Complt.