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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn. Entered at the post office. Union City. Tennes ee. as second-cluss mail matter. FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1922. Democratic Ticket. V"' sheriff J. W. (Watt) Cherry For Trustee Armour KHiiiu For County Court Cleric R. H.' Bond For Circuit Court Clerk J. N. Ruddle For Register W. J. Edwards, Jr. . rests in spite of the increase of popu lation. The officials express the be lief that this decrease is due to Pro hibition. In Boston Prohibition brought about a decrease in the num ber of cases of assault from 2127 to 1673 in one year. In St. Louis petit f For Representative. BRATTON We are authorized to an nounce S. R. Bratton as a candidate for re-election a Representative from Obion County in the General Assembly or lea nessee, .ubject to the action of the Demo cratic party. To Obion. County Citizens Last week we had a suggestion from Mr. Burrus that the chairman of the Democratic committee write the district members to select other men, three, from each district, and let these all meet and write a p)at form for the guidance of the candi dates for the Legislature. This is a very good suggestion, but the chair man of the committee feels a deli cacy in undertaking o call another meeting or to act in any capacity for such a purpose, the first meeting hav ing failed to accomplish results. The Commercial has been asked by several citizens of the county to try and organize for the purpose of getting the voters and citizens to gether to discuss and take some ac tion in regard to State legislation. The suggestion was made that peti tions for a mass meeting be circu lated and that call for such a meet ing be made. An effort was made be fore to get all shades of politics rep resented to get a general expres sion of the people of the county. The Commercial is not particular wheth er the meeting De non-partisan or Demoratic. The things that the peo pie of Tennessee are vitally interest ed in affect both Democrats and Re publicans. So it seems to us that the platitudes of "Renewing our Al legiance" and "Pointing with Pride" are meaningless terms employed by politicians to obscure real issues, They are generally used by side show artists in the interest of the of fice-holding class. What the people of the county need to do is to get down to "cases," to talk facts. Now there are num bers of people in the county interest ed In State finances end taxation. They can, if they will, get together, , organize and call a mass meeting and make known to the candidates for Governor and the Legislature what measures should be taken to relieve the people of the State from onerous burdens and political jugglery. Now, if no better way is recom mended we suggest that people from the various districts write us in time for next week's paper and indicate a suitable time for a mass meeting. Let everyone interested write us, and then by your authority we will ac cept the opinion of the majority and call a mass meeting for that date and place. Let these representatives of the various districts come prepared to say what they want. Let some resolutions be written and offered for adoption by the meeting. The Commercical would like to add to the suggestions to be made by oth ers that should the first Monday in May be selected no doubt Judge El kins, who is himself interested in ' good government, would cdjourn court for an hour or so for this meet ing and perhaps make a speech on that occasion indicating the general policy to be pursued by the meeting, Everyone has the highest regard and the utmost confidence in Judge El kins'a political judgment and integ- rity and would like to bear from the Judge on State issues. The Commercial has been dis cussing for some time and would like to see incorporated in the resolutions to be adopted some such demands as the following: That taxation is the most impor tant function of government and that the most urgent demand is tax re form; that the system in Tennessee has been revised without relief; that revision has been so incomplete that instead of balancing the burdens of taxation, the burden upon the agri cultural classes has been increased, while upon the corporations and fi nancial interests it has been reduced "We therefore hereby declare and af- V firm that' the system is a constitu tional deformity and should be en trusted to the hands of honest men in the Legislature, who will make it their solemn duty to see that taxa tion in Tennessee shall be made to bar equally and alike upon all classes specincany that corpora tion-) and moneyed interests shall pay their Just portion of the taxes. " That the institution in Tennessee known as the back-tax organization be forever abolished and that the county trustees of the State, or the counties themselves, have entire ju risdiction as to the collection of de linquent taxes. That the present fiscal system in Tennessee is a business and financial monstrosity; that the practice of running the State In debt and issu ing bonds without apparent regard for State credit should be wholly con-1 larceny declined in one year from demned; that there can De no secur-16167 to 3583 ity and stability of government un-j From north to south, from east to til appropriations and currenjt ex-1 west, come reports from the large penditiires are confined to tax re-1 cities showing the great decrease in turns and revenues provided for the j crimes of all sorts since Prohibition use of the State. became a law and the Eighteenth " That we do not approve of the I Amendment became a part of the manner in which the school interests J Constitution of the United States, of the State are conducted; that it land it is the duty of every citizen to is unjust to the school children of laid in enforcing this law Tennessee to foster higher education I Lincoln gave us the great ideal and vocational training at the ex-1 when he said, "Let reverence for law pense of the elementary or common I be breathed by every American moth schools; that, if necessary in order J er to the lisping babe that prattles that the children in every county of on her lap; let it be taught in the State shall have an eigb.t months schools, in seminaries and In col- school each year, the State normal leges; let it be written In primers, schools be consolidated into one spelling books and almanacs ; let school and all duplication in these I it be preached from the pulpit, pro- normal schools be discontinued; that I claimed in legislative halls and en the tax from the University of Ten-forced in courts of Justice, and, in nessee be reduced to an economic J short, let it become the political re necessity, and that the polytechnic ligion of the nation." school be deeded to the county in which it is located or abandoned. This paper cannot see why State taxes should be collected from the people of the State to pay for pri mary and elementary branches in LUCIE ENOCHS. Death of J. D. McCrackin. Will N. Calhoun in the News-Banner, The death of J. D. McCrackin has both the public schools an 1 the State removed a citizen of Obion County normals in the counties where these and Troy' community, whose quiet normals are located. It is d-iplica- demeanor, irugai naDits, trutnrui tion and double taxation upon the tongue, energetic actions and moral people and should be abolished. The worth are worthy or emulation by truth is that the school lobby is re- every human being. sponsible for these things and for Tftis little sketch by one who Knew other expensive and unnecessary ad- nim over flfty years is not in Juncts to these schools. One normal tended as an eulogy, for his life was school in Tennessco is all that should its own eulogy. He did thinga in ever have been provided for. One n bumble way, ever illustrating to normal school is ample to prepare the world that industry brings thrift, every teacher that is to teach in the honesty; is its own reward and that public schools of Tennessee, and one religion is a living experience. normal, stripped of useless promo- Dunk McCrackin was born in tion and duplication, will cost the Green County, North Carolina. His people of Tennessee infinitely less mother died while he was quite and with a great deal better efflcien- small and a neighbor by the name of cy and satisfaction. That one normal Stafford took the boy to rear. This should be in the center of the State. I Mr. Stafford must have been a man That we are unalterablyi opposed ot sterling worth. He was a Quaker to a State fair tax of any kind and and little Dunk Was brought up as the further effor'o of the State fair a Quaker of strict sect. It is a rule managers to transfer the State fair of the Quakers, "Never under any debt of Davidson County, $200,000, circumstances to utter an untruth." to the State of Tennessee. It is our Dunk learned his lesson in its per judgment that the advantages to the foction. Mr. Stafford gave Dunk ad people of the State from the State vantage of the meager school facili fair are infinitely small and that ties of North Carolina. The war State fair ownership and operation is ccme Just as he reached his teens in I J-i S J . .. 1 rfl . m it a species of socialism obnoxious to -too anu we una uunn wearing ine the principles of pure democracy. grey a few months later. Being a That the long-made pledge of dis- conscientious objector to war he vol- carding useless public departments unteered his services in the quarter and officials ehould bo redeemed, master department. Here even as elsewhere he did his duty. Arriving to manhood the call of the west was too strong and in 1866 that the State should take a deter mined stand for public service re form. That the legislative bonus be con demned and that the State constitu tion be amended so as to provid fixed salaries for members commen surato and adequate for actual serV' ices and personal expenses. That many other important mat ters should be provided for by const! tutional changes or amendments, but a reform as above indicated should begin at once. PE0HIBITI0N NEWS ITEMS rne enemies ot Prohibition are very active, and are continually striving to discredit the good influ ence and benefits of Prohibition, and are unceasing in their efforts for pub licity in anything that will tend to make the public think Prohibition is a failure. If they would be as in dustrious in searching for facts in favor of the Eighteenth Amendment they would be ashamed to present the few items that they have gath ered against it. The UNION SIGNAL is the nation al voice, of the W. C. T. U. organiza tion. They have been gathering statistics from every State in the union and expressions from , the most notable men in every avocation, pro fession and station of life.from all the great city dailies. All are unanimous in emphatically stating that the ben efits 'of Prohibition are not to be measured. To get at the real facts concerning the stae of affairs in the State of New York, the figures for the Albany County penetentiary may be taken as typical of a wide section of the country, an it receives prison ers from seven other counties, all in cluded in the report. The commit ments have decreased gradually from 1120 in 1910 and 1070 in 1915, to 173 in 1920. Of these 6 were for drunkenness, less than one-twenti eth. We have It on the authority of the commissioner of police of the city of New York that in 1918 there were 11,611 burglaries and in 1920 only 6,839. He makes similar state ments as to commissions of other crimes of serious nature. Even bet ter results have been' obtained in ru ral and small town districts. This falling off in crimo is attributed to Prohibition. The records of the San Francisco police department show a decrease in the total number of ar- or '67 we find Dunk a cowboy on the wind-swept plains of Kansas. In the latter part of 1868 he came back to Obion County and hired to Augustus Calhoun with whom he worked at the tanner's trade until 1873. On Nov. 30, 1871, he married Em ma Winn, who had been reared by her aunt, Emma 6alhoun. Fifty years of wedded sunshine blessed this marriage tie. I knew their home life and I speak as I knew it, "Theirs was fifty years of honeymoon." Oh that every soul could be mated and could live fifty yeara in one continu ous round of bliss as they did. To this union v:ere born eight children, three of -whom preceded their father. The other five are an honor to their parents. Dunk was a Master Mason for! about fifty years and the beautiful lessons were ever exemplified by his daily walk. He was a member of the Cumber l.md Presbyterian Church over 50 years and a ruling elder nearly the whole period. He lived his religion and nobody doubted his piety. In such as Dunk McCrackin is the hope of church, lodge and State. Blue Law Revived. Shreveport, La., April 15. Police Chief Bazer to-day warned "smok ers" without surplus supply that they must purchase their smokes before 12 o'clock to-night, if they expect to enjoy smokes Sunday, when strict enforcement of an old law prohibit ing the sale of these luxuries will be inaugurated It Has Been Worse. Nearly 600 banks in the United States suspended payment, and there were 16,000 commercial bankrupt cles. Greece was in the "abyss of in solvency" and Italy wfis on the brink. In Russia famintf and pesti lence prevailed, and tn Australia nearly every bank of consequence had closed its doors. American farm ers were so bard pressed that they could hardly buy smoking tobacco. Such were the conditions in 1893, as revealed in newspaper, and maga zines of that time. 'Looking back on them, the period from ' which the world is now emerging seems not so gloomy, after all. Nation's Business. s f3 (3 f- VS l liinrjjj Of USkJBSiS jt" PennVis packed air-tight in the O: patented new container the quality is sealed in. Penn's is always fresh. II Buy Penn's the next time. Clean ,, VV fresh sweet. SEALED air-tight T l i ' ( Cumberland 461 -TelePh0ne8:t County 262 . ' Dr. C. E. Upchureh Over Mrt. Amn'i Millinery Store. U nion City : : : Tenn. fl' Guaranteed by J9 Ji SHERIFFS SALE OF LAND. By virtue of an Venditioni Ex ponas from the Circuit Court of Obion County;- Tennessee, k in the case of Hornbeak Hardware and Fur niture Company vs. W. E. Rainwater and L. C. Rainwater, directed to the Sheriff of Obion County, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the East door of the Courthouse in Union City, Tennessee, at one o'clock p.m:, on the 29th day of April, 1922. a two-fifths undivided interest in and 10 id acres of land more or less, sit uated in the 5 th Civil Disrtict of Obion County, Tennessee, ) bounded as follows: Beginning at a stake at the southwest corner of the Simmons' land; thence East with the old line 117 poles to a stake, ; with white oak and black oak pointers;; thence North 4$ poles to a stake, with pop lar and sassafras and mulberry point- ers; thence West 311 poles to a stake with black walnut and beech pointers; thence South 48 poles to the beginning, containing 70 acres more or less, being' the same land that was conveyed by G .W. DaVis to J. D. Rainwater, on January 21, 1895, and which is recorded in Book 3-X, page 183 of the Register's of- Asia Ja " V. J . "I A m V nut? ui v uuiuu iuuiiiy, xenuetjaeu. This land will be sold subject to the homestead and dower interest of Mrs. L. C. Rainwater. J. W. CHERRY, Sherinl. This the 5th day of April, 1922. E. H. 'Lannom, Atfy for Pontiff. SHERIFF'S SALE OF LAND. Money to Loan We are authorized to take applications for farm loans in Obion County on improved farms of 40 acres or more. The rate of interest is 6 per cent per annum and the loan made with the least possible delay. See us for information and details. C. N.&H. H. LANNOM Union City, Tennessee. At GRISSOM' YOU CAN SEE THE LATEST UP-TO-THE MINUTE . REFRIGERATOR COUNTER AND MEAT' SLIGER We invite you to come in and see the nice sliced meat and fine cuts of meat. Also the nice Vegetables every thing kept in this Ice Cold Refrigerator Counter. We also have some specials in Canned Goods, Canned Grape Fruit, Canned Fruit Salad. A few cases nice ' standard Peaches at $3.00 per doz. $6.00 per case. E. P. GRISSOM By virtue of an Venditioni Ex ponas from the Circuit Court of Obion County, Tennessee, In the cause of Hornbeak Hardware Com pany vs. Claud Rainwater and L. C. Rainwater, directed to the Sheriff of said County, I will sell to the h,igb est bidder, for cash, at the East door of the Courthouse in Union City, Tennessee, at one o'clock p.m., on the 29th day of April, 1922, a one- fifth undivided interest in and to 70 acres of land, situated in the 5th Civil District of Obion County, Ten nessee, bounded as follows: Begin ning at a stake, at the southwest corner of the Simmons land; thence East with the old line, 117 poles to a stake with white oak and black oak pointers; thence North 48 poles to a stake, with poplar and sassafras and mulberry pointers; thence west 111 poles to a stake, with black wal nut and beech pointers; thence South 48 poles to the beginning, con taining 70 acres more or less. Being same land conveyed by G. W. Davis to J. D. Rainwater on January 21, 1895, duly recorded in Book 3-X, page 183, of the Register's office for Obion County, Tennessee. This land will be sold subject to the homestead and dower interest that Mrs. L., C. Rainwater has in said above land. ' 2-3t This, the 5th day of April, 1922. J. W. CHERRY, Sheriff. E. H. Lannom, Att'y for Plaintiff. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. 204 230 armers, OO! Lettie Lillian Holly vs. Chester Hol ly. Circuit Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the t.bove styled cause, it ap pearing, from tl;e bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the place of residence of the defendant is un known' and cannot be ascertained -upon diligent inquiry, so that ordi nary process of law cajiact be served upon him. It is therefore , ordered that the said above named defendant appear before the Circuit dburi of Obion County, Tennessee, on or -be fore the first Monday of May, 1922," that being the first day of the regular May term of said Circuit Court, and make defense to the said bill, ,or the same will be taken as confessed by him and the said cause set for hear ing ex-parte.- It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newspa per published in Obion County.Tenn. This March 30, 1922. ,. - J. N. RUDDLE, Clerk. Geo. A. Gibbs, Sol. for Complt. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. Rice Brown, col., vs. Lucy Brown, col. Circuit Court, Obion County, Tennessee., y In' the above styled cause, it ap- ( pearlng from the bill of complaint, Never before was there such a need for the co-operation between the rarmer, Packer, Manufacturer, Banker and all kinds of legitimate business as to day. We all need to work together. The farmer was the first to catch the decline ; in prices and he must be the first to be pulled out. Manufacturing and other business cannot prosper unless wnich !s sworn to- that the defen(1 i t rp. . r L D l an' kucy Brown, is a non-resident """ras Fiuoyci. mc vciy cAisicutc ui uus i acitmg of the state of Tennessee, and resi- Company depends upon the farmers of this community, dent unknown, so that ordinary Thousands of dollars are lost every month in Obion County process f cannot be served upon , , f ,.. .. ifT ner- 11 18 hereby ordered that the oy inp i aim ers selling ineir gram instead or reecung nogs ana said above named defendant appear cattle. Go into the Stock Raising business to stay. Sell an before the circuit Court of Obion average number of stock yearly instead of by "spells." Keep rir your stock until they are rat and ready for market, then they ing first day of said Circuit Court, will command the best price. Every farmer in this county and make defense to the said bill, i i i i i i i i -i it iiil or the same .will be taken as con- snouia raise Dotn nogs ana cattle, ana every lana-owner snouia fessed by heri and the said cause set encourage their tenants to raise enough chickens and hogs for for hearing ex-parte as to ber. it is their meat I further ordered that publication of .,, . . . . ... .. I tnis nonce- oe maae ror iour consec- W hen you have live Stock tor sale Call tor Mr. J. U. utlve weeks in The Commercial, a Saunders, our stock buyer. We are aiways in the market. Reynolds Packing Go, weekly newspaper, published In Obion County, Tenn. l-4t This 29th day "of March, 1922. . J. N. RUDDLE, Clerk. E. H. Lannom, SoL for Com,,'-'"