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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn!
Entered at the post office. Union City. Tennes
see, as secoud-cluss man matter.
Democratic Ticket.
For Sheriff-J. W. (Watt) Cherry
For Trustee Armour Rathff -
For County Court Clerk R. H. Bond
For Circuit Court Clerk J. N. Ruddle
For Register W. J. Edwards. Jr.. . . , .
City Municipal Ticket.
T, R. Meadow. '
J. W. Kerr.
John Adams.
C. L, Andrews.
C. T. Lovelace. ;
G. B. White.
"We, the undersigned Commission
ers of Eiection for Obion County,
'Tenn., heieby order and call an elec
tion to be held in and for the town of
Union City, Tenn., on Saturday, Jan
uary '7, 1922, within the lawful
liours for the purpose of electing a
Mayor and six Aldermen of said
town. We Jierefcy appoint the fol
lowing persona to open, hold and
make return of said election:
w Officer, J. W. Cherry; Judges, W.
J. Briggs, Geo. Adams, L. H. Lock-
brt; clerks, R. R. Rose, itoy Taylor
II. II. LANNOM, Chair.
1 . E. H. MARSHALL, Sec.
"We, . the undersigned ' Commis
sioners of Election of Obion Coun
ty, Tenn., hereby order and call an
election to be held in and for the
town of Rives, Tenn., on Saturday,
January 14, 1922, within lawful
hours, for the purpose of electing a
Mayor and six Aldermen of said town
'of Rives. We hereby appoint the fol
lowing persons to open, hold and
make return of said election:
Officer, W. C. Smith; Judges, J. E.
McCaffery, T. G. Marlin, W. L. Worn
mack; clerks, Mrs. Mayme Phebus,
Mrs. W. J. Caldwell.
This Jan. 2, 1922. 41-2t
H. H. LANNOM, Chair.
State Politics.
We haven't had much yet, but
vrtiat we are going to have will be
a-plenty. The candidates for United
iStates Senator, Governor and the
Legislature will come in for a bit of
: interest. . Usually this is about all
there is tok jt. Usually it is enough to
keep everybody talking and thinking,
but we are going to have some high
- jinks this time. - '
The Knoxviile Automobile Club
has fired the "first gun," as they call
Jt. ''This is in the form of a $50,000,
000 road bond issue, and, as usual
along; with such propositions, they
claim that it will not. increase , the
property tax of the State one dollar.
The tax collected from, increased
.number of car owners and industries
' incident to ' highway construction
will retire the bonds and pay the in
terest. The. genius employed in de
veloping the scheme is wonder
ful. These are to be five per cent
"bonds. The Knoxville Automobile
tlub says so and it must be true,
notwithstanding the fact that the
Slate is now paying seven per cent
on its bonds. .
This is not all we are to have.
There are several candidates over the
State who are promising some sensa
tional developments. One of these
things is a State soldier bonus bill,
by which the candidate first arriving
with the goods is to forever ingra
tiate himself with the legionaires.
He will at least be safe in counting
n a very considerable vote for sev-
. eral elections to come. The New
York Legislature and several others
; have acted favorably on a bonus bill,
but in New York it is found that the
constitution will have to be changed,
and steps are already on the way to
. change ft V .
With the schools, fairs, etc., the
last Legislature of Tennessee in
creased our annual expenses some
two millions - or more. Tack on a
debt of sixty-five millions to this and
v. tbputell us that our taxes will not
and itreased a dollar. Surely the
can have v, of ; Tennessee are ' easily
fcr what ty . tbtev think bo.
But ttere
Instead themwho like Vf01be
"f Arihk le k'ht 1)61-9 in thfjt yO'l
Val lealth 4l1turn loose a begin
- ynent loaay.-v- i i
1 restaurant witff'y J""'
-nje3 m twv
invested in 1 good roads. ; The State
highways should be built' fifty per
cent encaper than they have been
built.: -There should be an investiga
tion and supervision of road matters
so that every dollar expended . will
get full value in road construction
and material. ' Some of our roads
have been built at too great a cost.
Too much of the money' has gone.to
contractors. It Tennessee should
adopt a road bond issue of 160,000,
000 we guarantee that contractors
would get the bulk of the money. So
why do it? ;
Now, the favorite son who expects
to have easy sailing in the next cam
paign for Governor, State Senator or
Representative might as well change
his plans,' and if ho doesn't want to
come out mighty flat with some plain
statements he might as well unpack
his grip and stay at home.
If we are not mighty badlyrfooled
the taxpayers and voters will jhave
something to say , in the elections
next year. They are already standing
for double taxation, and we don't be
lieve they will stand for another red
ical Increase. .
Good Streets.
This paper holds no brief for tern
porary street or shiftless work of
any kind. All city improvements
should be as nearly as possible per
manent. More than this, we do not
believe there is a single . candidate
for mayor or alderman in Union City
now running who doe3 favor cheap
street construction.
We do not profess to, know what
kind of streets we need or how, to
build thcm.v There are too many
men without the proper practical ex
perience ready to tell us how to
build roads and streets. Men like
this should not bo too ready to ad
vise or to impose upon the city with
something immature when so many
failures have been made and so much
at stake. It is wrong.
But we do not believe anyone Is
wrong when ho finds other ways than
the commonly accepted plan of let
ting street work to an outside con
tractor, very often a man or a com
pany who ; is either accustomed to
taking large profits or graft. Other
cities, especially the larger ones,
have their own street departments,
which are complete with equipment
and men who understand street con
struction. These men aro employed
at a salary to do the work and the
city enters the market and purchases
its own material. In this way there
is calculated to bo much less danger
of swindling or graft. As a member
of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
I would not want to take the respon
sibility that is incurred in letting a
contract for one hundred thousand
dollars or more in Union City.
The thing which appears to us to
be very important is for the city to
have control of its own affairs to
employ its own men and to do its
own work. There are a number of
advantages in this, a very important
item being the keeping of the money
at home. We are thus relieved of
the risk and oai-.im of being at the
mercy of a lot of grafters. And you
can't get ahead of the grafter, it
doesn't make any difference how ma
ny iron-clad bonds or checking sys
tems you have. Of course there is
the chance, on the other hand, of the
skilled street foreman standing in
with the supply companies. But the
market is large and this risk is nom
inal. Another advantage of the
home-construction system 13 that the
street foreman is a citizen, or should
be, for there are lota of streets to im
prove and it will take time to do it.
And then this foreman should not
only be a technical man but one who
wears blouses and 13 not afraid of
work. He should be a practical
street construction boss, after the
manner of , the section boss on the
railroad. The" railroads understand
the game of construction. They do
not have to resort to contracts. The
city should be the same way. We
should have a well organized street
department first end then we are
prepared to build good streets.
Another advantage among , those
we are trying to point out in home
street construction is not a small one.
It is that th work is done under
home management. Home people are
employed or should be and the money
is kept at home. .
As much as street work is needed
in Union City, seems to lis that it
would bo economy to enlarge and
equip the department. This would
be no disadvantage to anybody, but
would on the' other hand afford bet
tT of "vortunlties and more work
the Xjaiflloyed.
, r ,t.is yjfersity;
the new
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t . - City Affairs.
Notwithstanding the fact that in
Union Ciy street construction is ad
vised and much of it is needed the
most important matter forthe'eity
fathers to deal witih is law enforce
mcnt. , We have been exceedingly
fortunate: Wo are on our good be
hctvior, but we have the officers to
thank for this. .; Other towns are
having trouble with criminals and
bootleggers. No doubt the bootleg
ger will abide with us for years to
come, but we have him in compara
tively small doses. It is not an easy
matter to control this. As General
Morris says, it takes the spy system
to move it, "and Jthe candidates for
mayor and aldermen might as well
expect to be on the job. If they could
pave the streets with marble , and
the pavements run with blood and
debauch" the vstreets wouldn't' be
worth a. sou.
Oh no, nobody wants the - blue
laws, but they are certainly to be
commended In wanting our present
laws enforced. . Nobody, we take it
wants to start a Noah Cooper cam
paign here. You can't legislate re
ligion into a man's soul. There is a
striking contrast between tho Phari
see on one side and the outlaw on
the other. One is about as near the
Throne of Grace as the other. We
venture that the Nazarene who
plucked the ear of corn on the Sab
bath day would also, if he were here
to-day, go down to the bakery and
buy a loaf of bread if it were needed:
Nobody wants and pink tea stuff,
but they do want men in office, who
are not afraid of duty. They want
good schools, good streets and public
improvements, but they want ; law
and order.
A Former Citizen. ; ' ;
The passing of Jas. D.' Porter, late
of Nashville, a prominent citizen and
business man of that city, recalls the
fact that Mr. Porter when a young
man cast his fortunes with the peo
pie of Union City and that he soon
found a kindred spirit among those
who recognize the true value of char
acter In business and personal rela
tions. Mr. Porter was engaged here
for a number of years in the, Jewelry
business and he entered into the
mutually agreeable task of taking
advantage of the opportunities to ad
vance his interests and to co-ordinate
with his fellow-citizens in the pro
motion of healthy, normal business
conditions and public benefactions.
Practically from the start Mr. Por
ter found a reciprocal welcome in
Union City. Ho was a Tenness'can
and a branch of the native volunteer
race, which constitutes a voucher of
safe port anywhere in the common
wealth. He was esteemed by the lo
cal community of business men and
by every fraternal and business or
ganization. His progress to greater
achievements in Nashville seemed to
have followed out the coursee that
led a considerable number of our
young men to business distinctions
in larger fields. The ground work was
laid in Union City, and these facts
move us to revere the name of Mr.
Porter and to Join with the-hosts of
friends in the kindest condolences to
the bereaved.' ; -
A Card.
Having served the people of Union
City for the past four years as your
Mayor, I take this opportunity to
express to you my appreciation and
good wishes for you and the city. ,
I have served as your Mayor two
terms and havo done the best that I
could to make Union City a fit place
to live in In a moral way as well as
guarded the .financial interests. I
want all my friends to know that
their support and co-operation in ev
ery way has been appreciated more
than I can express, and I shall for
ever hold in my heart a tender feel
ing for all of you and for my home
town. I have had many things that
were unpleasant to deal with, but. I
fully realize that any public officer
has these to contend with, and I hold
no ill will for any one. I hope that
the new-dministration will have a
pleasant term of office, and t want to
Insist that all co-operate with them
and make Union City what it should
be. My relation with all the city
employees has been very . pleasant
and it has been a pleasure fo associ
ate with them. The same feeling has
also existed with the Board of Alder -men.vAll
sessions of the council have
been very pleasant and we have
worked to the best interest of Union
City, not for ajiy particular individ
ual. '
I also want to express my apprecia
tion to all the country people who
trade in Union City and come here
for your business and pleasure. I
hinky?.tFhould be no discrirnf
V"i nr.'ant toO-ank you for
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A Statement by The
Nashville, Chattanooga
& St. Louis Railvay
The New Ysar caggests itself a a fitting time, to express '
to the public the principles, which actuate the management
in the operation ot this railroad property';
' ' 1. Subject to reasonable regulation, because of the public
character of. the service rendered, the owners of railroads are -the
owners of private property, entitled to all the righto and ; .
! privileges of ar.ch ownership. r , '' ' .
2. In the operation of the property, the inanagetpent owe ,
a three-fold obligation: . " , V ' V
- - First to the Public, it owes good service at a reasonable
charge, i The efficient operation of a railroad requires long;
experience and technical training. Dictation as to operation
sometimes practiced by public Commissions often imposes- .
burdens on the railroad with no corresponding benefit to the
Second To the owners, it owes the duty of fully main
- taining the property and earning a reasonable return on the ,
' investment, .v. y n ' .?h !v v'.'Cif HJf;
Third To its employees, it ' owes reasonable wwkingr
rules, considerate treatment and a just wage, recognizing the
nature of the service performed, the comparative wages paid
in other industries and the ability of the railroad to pay uch
wages. , ' ,' ' .
3. To meet these obligations satisfactorily, the manage
ment must, in fact, have the power to manage the property
witbli the limitations of reasonable public regulation, but free
from such influences as unduly disturb economic laws and so
interfere with operations as to hamper individuality destroy .
initiative and make it impossible to fulfill the entire obliga
tion of management. '.
4. This Company is not in politics. It has neither party ,
nor factional affiliation. Of necessity, it keeps advised of
prospective acts of legislation affecting its interests and pre
sents its view in a legal and proper way, openly and above
1 board, relying on the inherent justice of its case as publicly
; presented.': :V ''' : '' : ."''' ii-":P-:-i :C
5. It is the earnest hope of The Nashville Chattanooga &
St. Louis Railway, that, acting in accord with the principles
here expressed, it may by fair dealing deserve the affection of
its employees and by rendering good and courteous service
at reasonable charges earn the respect and confidence of the
public. To that end, it asks no special favors, but only that,
subject to reasonable and fair regulation, it may have the
opportunity of performing the public service of transporta- ,
tion. '...'.'""'.:''".. v''-' : '; ; '':','' ':kv; ."i '';'.'
In rendering that service, your co-operation, suggestions
and constructive criticism are invited. .
January 1, 1922.
Mrs. Margaret Anderson et al
Joe Callicott et al. : ;
By virtue of a. decree of the Coun
ty Court of Obion County, Tennessee,
rendered in the above styled cause at
the December term, 1921, I will on
Saturday, January 21, 1922
at or about 1 o'clock p.rS. at the for
mer residence of James F. Harper,
deceased, offer for sale the following
real estate, lying and being in Civil
District .No. 4 of Obion County, Ten
nessee, located on the Union City
Rives and Union City-Pleasant Hill
public roads about 1 Ms miles north
west of Rives (I. C. and M. & O. rail
roads) and 4 miles south of Union
City (N., C. & St. L. and M. & O.
railroads) and described as follows:
FIRST TRACT Constituting the
southern part of the home-place of
the said .James F. Harper, deceased,
beginning at tho southwest corner
of the home-tract, of Bald Harper as
described in the partition of the
lands cf .T. J. Harper, deceased, in
1868, as shown in a decree in the
Chancery Court of Obion County in
Minute Book O, pages 435 et seq.
and in the case of Ben K. Harper et
al. vs. E. C. Harper ct al., and runs
thence east 106 poles to a stake on
John Houser's north boundary line,
formerly Isham Wallis' yard, with a
dogwood pointer; thence north 0
degrees 15 minutes east 134 poles to
a stake, the southeast corner of the
Third Tract hereinafter described
and being in the east boundary line
of the James F. Harper home-tract,
thence south 87 degrees 30 minutes
west 100 poles to a stake in the west
boundary line of the James F. Harper
home-tract, the southwest corner of
said Third Tract; thence south 2
degrees 15 minutes west with the
west boundary line of. the James F.
Harper home tract 126 poles to the
beginning point, containing 83 2-3
acres, more or less,' and On which is
located the late residence of the said
James F. Harper, a seven room frame
house in good repair, a four room
tenant house, two barns, one large
hay-shed, one shallow well and one
deep well, . together with the out
houses and other valuable improve
ments. - ' . .
This tract includes a woods-lot of
15 acres and a yielding apple orchard
of 3 acres. There is also a flowing
spring on the place. , ..
SBCON.Q f TRACT -r- Constituting
Lthe Miss ft tie Harper home-tract,
V .rinnineia stake at the southeast
p First Tract above de-
1 V thence east 22 poles to
armerly a gum pointer, be-
J ience north 17 degrees east
to y-'f-"0 e p-uth 89
vou for wJ
hickory pointers, at Walter Warren's
northwest corner; ' thence south 89
degrees east with the north line of
Warren and the north line of Hol
loway 103 1-5 poles to a stake In the
public road, known as the Union' City
and Rives public road, Holloway's
northeast corner; thence north 1
degree end 45 minutes east 45 poles
to an ash, formerly Ben K. Harper's
corner, at the intersection of the two
public roads; thence north 89 de
grees west with the Union City
and Rives public road 178 1-3 roles
to a stake at the northeast corner of
the original James F. Harper hone
tract, the northeast corner of the
Third Tract hereinafter described;
thence south 0 degrees 15 minutes
west. 199 2-3 poles to the beginning
point, containing 107 acres more
or less, being the tract set apart to
Miss Katie Harper in the former par
tition of the lands of T. J. Harper
and which 'was willed to the said
James F. Harper by her, 7 and on
which Is located the late residence
of the said Miss Harper, a seven room
frame house in good repair, together
with the out-houses and other val
uable improvements.
Two small woods-lots are included
in this tract.
THIRD TRACTConstituting the
northern end of the James F. Harper
home-tract set apart to the said Har
per in the partition of the lands of
T. J. Harper, beginning at the north
east corner of the First Tract here
inbefore described, running thence
north f) degrees and 15 minutes east
65 2-3 poles to a stake in the Union
City and Rives public road; thence
north 89 degrees west with the said
road' 98 poles to a stake in the in
tersection of , ; two public roads
the northwest corner of the original
James F. Harper home-tract; thence
south 2 -degrees, 15 minutes .'west
72 2-3 poles to a stake, the north
west corner of the First Tract here
inabove described; thence north. 87
degrees 30 mindtes east 100 poles to.
the beginning point, containing 42
acres, more or less, all of which is in
cultivation. I .
FOURTH TRACT Beginning at
the southwest corner of the First
Tract hereinbefore described, it being
also the northwest corner of Sam
Harper's tract and the southeast cor
ner of Martin Forrester's tract, runs
thence north 89 degrees and 15 min
utes west with Martin Forrester's
south boundary line 80 poles to a
stake; thence south 2 degrees and 15
minutes west with . Forrester's east
boundary line 101 poles to a stake in
a public road; .thence with tne public
road in a northeasterly direction 115
poles, more or less, to a stake in the
fork of the road in the west bound
ary line of Sam Harper; thence north
2 degrees and 15 minutes east with
the Union City and Rfves road 42
poles to the beginning point, con
taining ?0 acres more or less and on
Fhicli thcf3 !3 a grave ct about 2000
o!ack locust trees, suitable at the
To E. I. Davis and Victoria Eavis,
Carroll P. Wilson et als. vs. H. L.
Davis et al. Chancery Court,
Obion County,, Tennessee. 1
In the above Btyled cause itv ap
pearing to the Clerk and Master '
from the bill of complaint, which
is sworn to, that the defendants,
R. L. Davis and Victoria Davis, ftre
non-reciiients of the Stale of Tenues
see, so that the ordinary process oi
law cannot be served-upon them if
is therefore hereby ordered that the
said above named defendants appear
before the Clerk and Master of the
Chancery Court of Obion County,
Tennessee, on or before the Third
Monday of January, 1922, 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 tor hearing ex-parte as to
them. It Is further ordered that pub
lication of this notice be' made for
four consecutive weeks in The Com'
mercial, a weekly newspaper pub
lished in Obion County, Tenn.
This December 8, 1921. 37-4t
v GEd. A. GIBBS,
Clerk and Master,
By Nelle F. 'Marshall, D. Ci & M.
Pierce and Fry, Sols, for Complf .
To the creditors and beneficiaries of
': the estate of Mrs. Sallie J, Fer
guson, deceased: ; ,
; You, especially the creditors of
said estate, are hereby notified that
I, J. D. McBride," was duly appointed
and qualified as the administrator of
the estate fo Mrs. Sallie .J. Fer-
i guson, deceased, on the 9th day of :
September, 1921,. 'in the County
Court of Obion County, Tenn.; and
all , persons having . claim against
said estate, be same due or not; are
hereby notified to file same with the
Clerk of the County Corm of Obion -Connty,
Tenn., duly .; authenticated:
and verified as required by law, with
in one year from the date of this no
tice, , which date is December. 9y
1921. 1 This December 9 1921. v.
Administrator, of ; Sallie J. Fer-
guson, deceased. ...''.'
Makes I lens Lay
Oeta theeggs in any weatby
er. It in easily given in the
feed and doesn't force, or
hurt the hen in any way. Don Sung
Is a real tonic. , Try, it if it doesn't,
paj' for itself and pay you a good profit
besides, your money will be promptly
refunded. Trial sfae 50 cents;
Incubators and Brooders.
present time for posts.' !
FIFTH TRACT Beginning at the ,
southeast corner off the Fourth Tract
above described ia the fork of the
road, it also being in the west bound
ray line of Sam Harper, runs thence
south and 2 degrees and 15 minutes
west 9S l- polos to a joint in a pub-
ILM X VaUi JuU . M VAVtAl W W I mvuvy,
in a westerly direction with said
road 7 poles to a stake: thence with i
the public road in a northwesterly :
direction 85 poles, more or less, to a,
stake In the bend of the road, the
southwest corner of : the Fourth .
Tract above, described; thence with
the road in; a northeasterly direction
and' with the south boundary of the
Fourth Tract, 115 poles, more or less, ;
to the' beginning point, : containing
33 acres move or less. ' - "
With a stand of Bermuda, plenty
of shade and a flowing spring this,
tract i good grazing or pasture land..
, SIYTH B4r.T; Rfierinnine at a
stake in the public rxrad, the south-;
east corner of the Fourth Tract above
described and the extreme eastern
hnnnriarv of the. Fifth Tract, thence-
south 2 degrees and 15 minutes west,
89 poles to a stake in a public road; .
thence south 44 degrees east 109
poles to a stake in Clemmons' west
boundary line; thence north 2 de-'
grees and 15 minutes east with Clem- ,
mons'. west boundary line 94 poles to
a stake; thence north 85 degreea.
west 24- poles to ; a stake; thence r
nortn l aegree ana su minutes east
26 poles to a stake; thence north
89 degrees east 7 poles to a stake, a
corner of Ed Welch; thence north
8 poles more or less to the begin
ning point, containing 49 acres, more
or less, and on which is located a ten
ant house. There is some good tim
ber on this tract. .
TERMS OF SALE One-third cash,
one-third In 12 months, one-third in
24 months, evidenced by notes bear
ing 6 per cent intektst,,-a lien to be .
retained to secure such deferred pay-
This December 19, 1921.'.
ments. ' R. H. BOND, Clerk.
W. H. Swiggart and T. F. Heath-
cock, Solicitors. . ; 39
CAFE and
Candy, Soft Drinks,
Cigars, Tobacco and
Everything Good to
e a t ;
Where Qiality and Prices Meet

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