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Marshall & Balrd. Union City, Tenn Entered at the post office. Union City, TenneS' see, as second-class mail mutter. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1922. ANNOUNCEMENTS For Trustee. JACKSON. We are authorized to announce W. Ellis Jackson as a can didate for Trustee of Obion County subject to the action of the Demo cratic Party. MEADOW. We are authorized to announce T. R. Meadow as a can didate for Tiustee of Obion County subject to the action of the Demo cratic Party. Government Business. Congressman Dickinson, of Iowa has introduced a bill in the House providing for government ownership and control of the nitrate plant at Muscle Shoals. This move is inspired cither by the Western progressive (socialistic) idea or as a means to Circumvent the Ford proposition. Just as likely Dickinson is one of thoso Administration Republicans who voted for the ship suboidy. All right to vote a bonus to the shipping interests, but Mr. Dickinson draws the line at Mr. Ford. Aside, however, from all this mo tivating business, the absurdity of government ownership and control of the nitrate plant is full of bright ex ples from which the America people have just emerged. Tho trouble about government ownership of the nitrate or any other private business is one of the things that the American people are very much concerned about. The proposition is made on the as sumption, as all others of this kind are made, that failure is impossible. But failures are not all the attendant evils of government ownership. Pub lic patronage and politics follow these enterprises and they become fixed institutions. Therefore if fail ure does not result as strictly a bus iness enterprise, it is inevitable with the politics of public patronage. The For Trustee. we are authorized to announce Mr. W. E. Jackson, popularly known all over the county perhaps as Ellis Jackson, as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the ac tion of the Democratic party, to be expressed hereafter in a primary election. Mr. Jackson is the son of the late William S. Jackson, who served the people of Obion County as high sher iff with a great deal of credit as an officer. Rev. Gilliam Jackson was a grandfather of our fellow-citizen.who is also a step grandson of Uncle Sol Love of Number Sixteen. Mr. Jackson was reaid partially in Union City, where he sold goods for his father for many years. He succeeded his father, and then branched out into otiier lines of en deavor, gradually taking his place in our private and public business af fairs, the church and other fraternal and community interests. Mr. Jack son was a pupil of W. R. (Bee) Moore, who was one of the foremost educators of the county. He was one of the graduates of Union City Train ing School. In business and social relations Mr. Jackson has come in contact with a great number of people all over the county. His interests have been with the farmer as well as the citizen of town, and he knows them all alike, with the same interest and friendlv feeling. Mr. Jackson made the race for trustee seven years ago, leading all the opponents except Mr. Easter- wood, who was nominated, with Mr. Jackson a close second. Four years ago he declined to make the race out of a sense of duty, as he took it, to uie reiurneu soldiers, who came home, many of them, without em ployment and without provisions made by the Government. This time Mr. Jackson feels that e is entitled to the consideration of the voters, both men and women, and is therefore encouraged to pre sent his claims for the office. He has been a a lifelong Democrat, al ways voting and supporting the tick et, and lending his influence for the party in many of its local struggles. He is a candidate subject to the ac- est consideration. 1 I Mr. Bransford wishes to announca with this message that he has moved from tho Nailling building to the of fice rooms over Andrews Jewelry Co. upstairs, where he will be pleased to see his friends, .and with the greet ing3 of tho ceason he invites you to give him a cell in his new quarters. The Commercial in its report last week concerning the recital at Rey nolds Theatre did not have a pro gram; in fact did not hear all the per formance. One of the numbers was bv Mrs. Monrotus, who is a local singer and has been heard with a great deal of pleasure by the people of Union City. She sang at the Gem Theatre here some years ago, and the singing was always one of the . fea tures of the entertainment. The fact is that Mrs. Monrotus has been appreciated not only as one of the best local singers, but she has always on all occasions been very kind and obliging with her assistance in the various local undertaking, which re quire local talent. The Commercial has no favorites and regrets exceed ingly that we did not have Mrs. Mon rotus' with the entire program last week. A Card. Messrs. Marshall & Baird, Editors The Commercial, Union City, Tenn. Gentlemen: May I, through your good, paper, extend to our many loved ones, friends and acquaintances in Union City, the heartiest thanks of my mother, Mrs. M. E. Edvard3 and my self, for their kind and considerate attention shown her while she was, through an accident, kept in the Nailling Hospital for a period of three months. There were so many who contrib uted to her happiness and plearure that we find ourselves unable to write each one personally, thanking him or her for the kind attention shown. Yours very sincerely, W. J. EDWARDS. St. Louis, Mo., December 7, 1922. institution grows and from self supporting business it drops on the'1'011 oi tlle Part'- and we take pleas shoulders of tha taxpayers as a fail-iure in presenting his name to our ure, a thing they canuot prevent and,'reade a never-ending incubus upon the! American nnhlin svstom I Howell A. Bransford. . .. . I' I! . T-. ... unce nxea notiunrr will ever stop' """f11 ransioru, wno is a government owned businese.wb.etn- now eI1aJ ia general insurance er success or failure, but red revolu-! anJ Ianu loans il! Cnion City and tion. i Obion County, comes to our readers Therefore this paper would rather !witl holiday greetings, wishing you give Henry Ford the plant if he nev-: 3 -Merr" Christmas and a Happy New er made a dollar's worth of cheap fer- ! ear- iIr- Bransford is a member of tilizer. This paper would also rather one ct r-e and best families of this the State. Hf give the shipping corporations a sub sidy than to have the American mer-; is the ct lti L- Bransford, chant marine a load cf expensive and' buer- ioiir. chi.-chxaa and consuming politics on the American ! !eaier a"- -T years in j Union City. Hi :.s 5n.s1.iw3 of the people forever and forever. ! late Cel. K-izi or lrustee. (the Mexica: We are this week authorized to an-!2" of Obiott C;.iz: nounce Mr. T. R. Meadow as a can-jthru tie for didate forTrustee of Obion County, j settlement of subject to the action of the Demj-i tab:istlES w"i:h th cratic party. Mr. Meadow is a Ten nessean and citizen of this county for thirteen years. He is a native 1 . vi numpnreys County, where he served for a number of years in the banking business. For eight or nine years Mr. Meadow was a partner and bookkeeper with Cowan & Co., mer chants at McEwe". He was also with the County Court Clerk of Hum phreys County for two years, and had a very ripe experience in clerical and financial operations for some time be fore he came to Union City. Here Mr. Meadow was again interested in banking for a short time, making sixteen years altogether as a banker. He has also served as assistant in thej Trustee's office of Obion County, some years ago being employed by j Judge Waddell, with Mr. Potter, t adit the books of the Countv Trus teel All of this work lias had the hfgheet commendations, proving his qualifications for the office of Trus tec. Besides these things, Mr. Mead ow is an honorable and worthy citi zen. He is connected with the church and Sunday school, actively engaging in church work. He Is a member of a number of-other organizations, in terested in public affairs, public en terprise and in fine a citizen of many parts and many fine points. Based on the claim of merit and fitness, Mr. Meadow has decided to ask the peo pie of the county for the privilege of serving them as Trustee for the ensuing term of two years, subject to the nomination in a Democratic primary. He has always been a true Democrat, voting always the straight ticket and ever holding to the prin ciples of the party. We take great pleasure in presenting the name of Mr. Meadow as a candidate to the readers of The Commercial. A sniff no longer means contempt, but only hope and expectant curlosl- z, l T?r.rran of 1 p-iir citi 7, : i.i.!. if 'lis way 'la-ii.'i.nii ii the ''.:-zj.-.?,. iai es : ns-r'-rers cf his colony a new c':ziziz-i.- Li r.'iU part of the State which in g-.vei to the county much of its strength, of char acter and sanctity cf the home and church. Mr. Bransford is a chip from the old block, inheriting the traits of his ancestors from both sides of th house. He received college training at Vanderbilt University and was married to one of Union City's fin women, the years bringing to them the blessings of health and childhood and happiness. Mr. Bransford has been for a num bcr of years one of our public spir itea citizens and business men. He has served the people of Union City very creditably as an alderman and in other public affairs. He was firs engaged in private business with th Third National Bank, then in mer cantile lines, in Jewelry and optical goods, and in everything he has un derstood the value of business econo my and credit and recognized these things as the established rules of success. as aiaerman iur. jranstord un dertook to bring his knowledge of private businesa to practical use, be lieving that pubile affairs are" in no wise different from those of private business when matters of finance are concerned. He was liberal but at the same time sought to protect the citizen and taxpayer from waste and extravagance. Mr. Bransford is now undertaking to extend the advantages and the general application of insuranco as a universal protection 'in life and bus iness, and at tha came time offering the best farm loan proposition to be found ct the present time. He is out ifter business with the same execu tive and conservative safeguards as have always characterized his line of business conduct. He will bring these to you la the course of his work and would be pleased to bavo your kind-j Prepare for Next Year. Next year promises to be one of the most prosperous years since the war, for the farmer. Now is the time to prepare yourself and be well post ed on all markets each day. You can now get The Tennessean for a full year for $3.13 daily, or $5.15 for the daily and Sunday, dur ing the Bargain Offer period, which expires January 1, 1923. The Tennessean is by far the best, authority on stocks at. markets of any paper in Middle Tennessee. Read their ad in this issue of The Com mercial. Card of Thanks. We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for every kindness, eith er in word or deed, that vias shown us during the illness and death of Mis. Mittie Guynn. We want to thank Brother John R. Williams for hi3 comforting words, the choir for the beautiful songs sun; and tho friends who sent such beau tiful flowers. May God bless and keep you alf. Leonard Guynn, Jakio Guynn, Mrs- Frances Hutchison, her mother, and family. A Banquet That Was Almost a Tragedy "Three years ago at a banquet I was stricken with acute indigestion. Two doctors worked over me for an hour before I came to. I had had severe colic attacks before, but noth ing like that. No doctors or medi cine gave me permanent help uatil a friend, who was at the banquet, ad vised me to take a course of Mayr's Wonderful Remedy, which I did with wonderful results. It i s a simple, harmless preparation that removes the catarrhal mucus from the intestinal tract and allays the in flammation vrhich causes practically all stomach, liver and intestinal ail ments, including appendicitis. Onej dose will convince or money refund-1 ed. Sold by Oliver's Drug Store. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. Mable Collens vs. Dewitt Collens. Petition for Divorce. In the Cir cuit Court of Obion County, Ten nessee To Dewitt Collens. 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 or dinary process of law cannot be served upon you. This is, therefore, to notify you the said Dewitt Collens, the de fendant in the above styled cause, to appear before the Circuit Court 01 union county, Tennessee, on or before the first Monday in Jan uary, 1923, and make defense to said bill filed against you or the same will be taken for confessed and pro ceeded with ex-parte as to you. This November 28, 1922. 36-4t J. N. RUDDLE, Clerk. E. H. Lannom, Attorney. FURNITURE THE IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT We have the best assorted stock in West Tennessee to select your gifts from You know furniture is the most lasting gift you can give and one of the most acceptable. There is not a woman in this country who does not want more of the better kind of furniture. That's the kind we have. BELOW IS A PARTIAL LIST OF GIFTS: Livingroom Suites Kitchen Cabinets Cedar Chests Diningroom Suites Bedroom Suites Library Tables Poster Beds Lamps Trunks Fancy Baskets Candle Sticks Bags Suit Cases Harpole-Walker Furniture Co. FUNERAL DIRECTORS PHONE 99 The Shoe Factory is -Comin SO We are already here with the largest and best selected line of Jewelry ever shown in U. C. Christmas will soon be here! Come now and let us show you early. Many are already making their selec tions. Prices and quality are always right. Mr. Homer Catron will be with us this season as usual. We invite you to give him a call. Mr. Irwin Matchette, a scientifically - trained engraver, will do our work this year. , Qt IQi IQ We want to . give you the very best service possible, help us by coming early. . We wish you a Happy Christmas Andrews Jewelry Co.