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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn. Entered at the post offtce. Union City. Tennes see, as second-class mail matter. FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1922. Democratic Ticket. For Sheriff J. W. (Watt) Cherry For Trustee Armour Ratlin" For County Court Clerk R. H. Bond For Circuit Court Clerk J. N. Ruddle For Register W. J. Edwards, Jr. 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 ot 1 en. nessee, .ubject to the action of 'the Demo cratic party. We can understand why there should be a ban on usury and a de mand for legislation to limit the in terest Tate for money. Wo can un derstand the principle which, while holding down the price of farm pro duce, demands cheap money to move the crop. This proposition is easy enough to understand, but why, when these equities are demanded should there be no limit at all on the trader's profit the corporation which multiplies and compounds its Tjrofits, the speculator who doubles his fortune in a single deal, or the ordinary land shark and horse trader who makes from fifty to one hundred per cent on a single transaction. Why should profiteering on one frandj be encouraged and the loan shark be punished. Of all the unmitigated monumen tal nerve there has never been any thing like it before in the way of lobbying and vndertaking to intimi date the members of Congress. It is altogether unnecessary to i-ention names. Everybody knows how Han ford MacNider is hovering over the national capitol and the committees which have control of naval and mil itary affairs, and how the great ma jority of the taxpayers of the United States are condemning the jazz hound to hithcrland. They are, not doing it under cover either. Blythe arJd a mouthful when he said that the two old parties are dead. Mr. Borah wiped hia skirts when he an swered back to the. grafters in Idaho that he could not be bribed. Con gressman Garrett told the truth when he charged that members are being tolled to their respective grave yards. And this is not the first time this session that Mr. Garrett has stood up with the minority and told tho wolves in plain English what they are doing. The last tirno he led the revolt against the big navy and against the perfidy of the President and the majority of Congress who were pledged to the limitation of armament and the reduction of Con gressional appropriations. Union City As a Trading Center. Union City is the county seat of Obion County. Obion County is one of the richest agricultural counties in the State and comes pretty close to the top of the list of wheat producing coun ties. Other staple crops .of the county are cotton, corn and oats; while the livestock industry is a thriving one. The county is level and well tim bered and it has an abundant water supply. It is bordered on the west by Reelfoot Lake, on the east by Weakley County, on the south by Dyer and Gibson counties and on the north by Kentucky. Three railroads cross the conuty the Illinois Central, the Mobile and Ohio and the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis. The last two roads cross at Union City. The population of the county, ac cording to the census of 1920, is 28, 393 and that of Union City is 4,412. There are eleven high schools and 85 elementary schools in the county, providing for a school population slightly in excess of 10,000. Union City boasts two .weekly newspapers, two banks, railway shops and numerous mills. It is one of the most progressive communities in West Tennessee, and as a livestock market and trading center it ranks second to no other city in that section of the State. The county contains 540 square miles, divided into 3,378 farms. The assessed valuation for taxation pur poses is $29,793,421. This represents approximately 1,000 for every man, woman and child in the county. Union City merchants and traders have catered to this rich community and together the, farmery and mer chants are increasing the. wealth of the county. They are a far-sighted, progiessive people. Union City is a fertile field for manufacturers and wholesalers to cultivate. Indeed, its fame as an agricultural and trading center has attained to such proportions that Louisville .business men are actively campaigning for that city's patron age. Union vCity is logically a part ot, the Nashville market and, other things ' being equal,, ,Tennesseans would rather do business wittt-Ten- nesseans than with Kentuckians. The improvement in train service between Nashville and Union City has been krought about through' the co-operation of Union City civic or ganizations, the Nashville Chamber of .Commerce and the Nashville, Chattanooga -and St. Louis Railroad. It is possible' now to leave Nash ville at 11 p.m. and arrive in Union City for breakfast. Union City kuy- ers can make the round trip to Nash ville and do a day's business here in 40 hours. -. ' Union City is' Inviting, the Nash ville shippers jto pay a visit to that thriving community, and It would be well worth the time and money to make the visit an event of some consequence. Louisville shippers have engaged a special train to make the trip to Un ion City on May 2i. The N., C. & St. L. offers to Nash ville the opportunity to add Obion County buyers to its list of perma nent customers and it is up to Nash ville to hustle for the trade. Nash ville TenpessWn. ' Killed by JTotor"at Little Will Nailling Ogles, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ogles', wr.s killed accidentally on First street, south last Monday. The boy was hanging on to a delivery wagon taking a ride and in the act of Jumping off he landed In front of .a touring car driven by Mrs. T. L. Jordan. It is said that Mrs. Jordan was driving south on First street and that she turned in her conrse to pass the wagon. A "Busted" City. ' When Youngstown, Ohio, elected George L. Oles, former peddler, to be mayor last fall, there was nation wide comment on the novelty of the event -and there was, diligent, search made for the cause of the upheaval. The Harding administration was blamed, the State administration was blamed and the "general unrest" was the haven of editorial opinion. The cause of the upheaval now is plain. Youngstown is broke, busted, bankrupt of the coin of the realm and credit. ' Previous administrations had run the city into debt to such an extent that it takes about 90 per cent of the municipal taxes to meet tho in terest charges. The banks have in formed Mayor Oles that the city's I. O. U.'s no longer will be honored. The mayor called the bankers, Chamber of Commerce officials and the professional men of the city to gether and placed thejsituation be fore them. Then he outlined this program: Reduce the fire department to 25 men. Reduce the police department to 25 men. Fire the street cleaning depart ment in a body. If the citizens desire more police and fire protection, let them raise the money and employ them, the mayor says. If they want tho streets cleaned, let them do the Job them selves, or pay out oftheir own pock ets for having it done. The city cannot do it, he declared, The cards are on the table. The police chief countered that Youngstown would be the refuge of all the crooks in the ( nation. The fire chief came back with the danger of a great conflagration. The insur ance companies asserted rates would be increased immediately. But Mayor Oles pointed to the taxable income and the interest charges and the long list of salaries that have been unpaid for months. , In concluding, the mayor said: At any rate the plan will wake up the public and show the reckless manner in which money , has been expended by previous administra tions. Everyone will have to pur chase a gun to protect his home. The situation is approaching a cfimax. Youngstown has a population of 132,358. It is one of the great man ufacturing cities of the State. It is the location of great railway shops and a center of the steel industry. What has happened in Ybungs town has happened elsewhere and is happening in numerous other cities. Municipalities are living beyond their incomes. When the taxpayers wake up they revolt and then have to pay for the extravagance of years that are past. The drastic action of Youifgs town's mayor will not meet with general approbation, but it will have served a useful purpose if other cities take warning and stop waste and ex travagance before they roach the Youngstown stage. Nashville Ten nessean. " Just then the boy dropped from . the wagon and her car struck h'm on the back of the head, passing over his body. Mrs. Jordan, it is stated, had.no time to reverse her brake when she saw tho danger and was theref oi e povcriess to prevent the accident. ' A post mortemjjxamination sow ed that thesncck and back were both borken. ' This is indeed a great shock to the parents of the little boy. Mr. Ogles is one of our well 'known and very generally esteemed shoemakers. The family comprises Mr. and Mrs. Ogles and four children who are left. The chiidien's names . are Lois, Anna, Thomas, Clifford. It is said that Nailling called to Thomas when he dropped from the vagon. The deceased vas four years 'of age. ' . ' Services were held Tuesday after noon at the First Christian Church, Pastor Baker in charge. The little boy was a member of the Sunday school and his classmates partici pated in some songs. The remains were taken to East View for burial. Inspection of Slips. H. L. Fackler, of Knoxville, As sistant State Entomologist, was a vis itor here this week making official inspection of the sweet potato beds. The plant beds of J. B. Akin and oth ers were inspected and certified. In the inspection service, the seed and slips and the plants are inspected from bedding time to the ripening of the potato. The slips from the crop are all thoroughly inspected and cer tified and a check made upon ail the crops certified, so that there can be no mistake in buying plants. Reginald Softhedd (rushing up to the life guard): "Teach me to swim, quick. A millionheiress is drowning!" Road to Fulton. The citizens of Number Sixteen have establshed a precedent in Obion County which may well servo as an example to the balance of the pop ulation. This is to the effect that a fund of $600 has been raised by the people of that district for a first-class road from Harris to Fulton, to be added to the regular road fund, and the more important fact that every man on the road has volunteered to set his fence back without cost to the county for a fifty-foot road. In some localities the citizens along im proved highways seem to thin!i that the county is Indebted to them for the privilege of making a -road ad Joining their premises and proceed upftn the theory that tho privilege .is very valuable. They don't seem to understand that the road is made for their use and convenience. A very significant sign is posted on one of the road tractors belonging, to the county highway department, read ing: "This is your road, don't shoot." t - Leg Broken. Excel Miller, con of Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Miller of the Nemo Hotel, was brought in Monday with a broken leg. The young man was oiling a tractor and Jumped off to get on a grader when a car came up and he collided with the machine. The right leg was broken, a compound frac ture, just above the ankle. The pa tten was taken to Dr. Quails' office and his wounds taken care of with suitable treatment. Experts Hold Bee Meetings. Timely and important phases of modern beekeeping of special im portance in Tennessee are transfer ring of bees from tho old to the mod ern hives; Italianizing the wild or hybrid honey bee; queen introduc tion ;t swarm control; foulbrood in spection and winter protection. These subjects will be discussed and demonstrated before the beekeepers and others interested in beekeeping in West Tennessee. James Her.therly, Jere Frazier and W. L. Nailling will assist G. M. Bently, State Entomolo gist, in these discussions and dem onstrations to be held at Jackson on the 25th, Lexington on -the 26th, Dyersburg on tho 27th and Memphis on the 28th At Jackson and Dyers burg there will be besides the talks and demonstrations in the bceyard during the day a night session at which a moving picture and stereop ticon lantern will bo used to show different phases of modern beekeep ing. The public is cordially invited to attend any or all of these sessions. There are about 350 who are now keeping bees in West Tenncccee and many other's who are interested. The demonstrations and meetings will more than likely be well attended. Board of Education. The Board of. Education met last Thursday night, April 20, and or ganized by the election of C. H. Cobb president. A meeting was held last night and a report of same will ap pear in next week's paper'. W.D. Keiser was elected secretary. The time when a man feels like fully agreeing with , the Darwinian theory is when he looks at a photo graph hf himself taken forty years ago when he displayed mutton chop whiskers and a goatee. New Or leans States. Mr. Jenkins Took a Cracked - - - - ' ....... . . . two I o 1 ante Lions- The exhibition ended rather badly. It very nearly was a big day for the lions and a sad (&y for Mr. Jenkins all for want of proper care in getting ready. ? . V. Many a man whahas business to do and , f a living to make and a job to fill is as care- less how he feeds his body as Mr. Jenkins ' was in picking out a club. Some foods are too heavy, some ere too starchy, many lack neces sary elements and so starve the body and many load the system down with fermentation and auto intoxication. : - Grape-Nuts helps build - health' and strength. It contains the full richness of wheat and malted bar ley, including the vital mineral elements, without which the body cannot be fully sustained. Grape- Nuts digests quickly and whole somely. Served with cream or good milk, it is a complete food, crisp and delicious. ? " Grape-Nuts is just the food for those who care to meet life's situa- tions well prepared in health Order Grape-Nuts .from , your grocer today. Try it with cream or milk for breakfast or lunch, or . made into a delightful pudding ' for dinner. Grape-Nuts the Body Builder , "There a Reason" Made by Postum Cereal Co., Inc., Battle Creek, Mich. :VIbiTey 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 ahmim and the loan ' made with the least possible delay. - See us for information and details. - C. N. & H. H. LANNOM Union City, Tennessee. v To THE MOORMAN MANUFACTUR ING COMPANY, a corporation, with its chief office in; the city of QuincyIll. ' ' At GRISiSOM' YOU CAN SEE THE LATEST UP-TO-THE MINUTE - REFRIGERATOR COUNTER AND MEAT SLICER ' We invite you to come in and see the nice sliced meat and fine cuts of meat. Also the nice Vegetables-reyery-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 204 V" 230 O. M. Thomas et al. vs. J. A. Foulks et als. Chancery Court. Obion County, Tennessee. 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, The Moorman Manufacturing Company, is non-resjdent of the State of Ten nessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon it. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendant appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, fTennessee, on or before the third Monday of May, 1922, 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 it, and the said cause set for hear ing ex-parte as to it. It is further , ordered that publication 4)f this no-, tice be made for four consecutive, weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion Coun ty, Tenn. ' 3-4t This 11th day of April, 1922. , ' GO. A. GIBBS. Clork and Master. By Nelle F. Marshall. D. C & M. Moore & Hudgins, Sol. for Complt. TO GEO. W. UNDERWOOD. The following advertisement was written by Mr. Emmette Flippin and re ceived the First Prize in a contest given by Reynolds Packing Co. to the members of the Commercial Department of U. C H. S. ( ' , Why Patronize Home Industries? First. You save money. When you buy Reynolds Pro ducts made right here at home you do not have freight rates and other expenses to pay. Are not you. as well as the oth er fellow, entitled to get the best for your money? Then al ways insist on Reynolds Products. Patronize your home in dustries. ' ' Second. Home products are fresher and naturally better. Don't buy things with your eyes shut! That's what you are doing when you fail to call for Reynolds Products, made at home. - .: . ' ,-. 1 . ' Third. Are you patriotic? Don't you love your home town and community?, Patronize your Tiome industries. Buy Reynolds Products. f Fourth. Haven't you a desire to make your home town larger and better? Patronize your home industries and let them grow. Why cheat yourself and your, family by buying inferior products? Help yourself and doing so, help others. Always insist on Reynolds Products, made at home, and you will always get the best Reynolds Packing Company The Peoples Bank of Martin, Tenn., vs. Geo. W. Underwood et als. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from Jhe bill- of complaint, which is sworn to that the defendant, Ceo. W. Underwood, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, so that -ordinary process of law cannot be served upon; him. It is therefore hereby ordered that, the said above named defendant appear before thfe' Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the third Monday of May, 1922, that being a rule day of said Chancery Court, and nmke de fense 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 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. v. - 3-4t . This April 12, 1922. GEO. A. GIBBS, C. &'M. By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & M. , Geo. C. Rowlett, Sol. for Complt. TO B. F, LANE. C. J. Lane vs. B. F. Lane et al.- Chancery Court, Obion County, Ten nessee. In the" above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendants, B .F. Lane et al., are non-residents of ' the ;. State of Tennesee, so that ordinary process of " law ' cannot be served' upon them. It la there fore hereby ordered that the said above named defendants appear be fore the .Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of 'Obion County,, Tennessee, on or before the First Monday, of May, 1922, , that being a rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said . bill, or. the same will be taken as con fessed by them, and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to them. It is further ordered that - publica tion of this notice bo made for four consecutive weeks In The Commer cial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. This April 3, 1922. 2-4t . , - GEO, A. GIBBS, ' Clerk and Master. By Nelle F., Marshall, D. C.'& M. Swlggart &' Heathcock, Sol. for Complt. . v-: . " ' .