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Drs. Turner, Parks & Hughes DENTISTS. Everything by Electricity Telephone 144. DENTISTS. Everything by Electricity Telephone 144. fnlon City Commercial, Mtabllihel IWX). I ... a,K. . ., Wtt TedDPiiee Courier, esublUhed iw. Consolidated September 1, 1897. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1906. VOL. 16, NO. 5 COMMERCS Stationery Largest assortment in .the city. PerfumesFull Stock. Ice Cream SodaAll Seasons. Farmers Tahe Notice! Your Stock and Cattle are now on dry feed, hence they lack the tonics and laxatives to be found in green feed. Now is the time to feed Dr. Hess' Stock Food. Its ingredients are endorsed by every medical and veter inary institntion in the country. A careful analysis by the State chemist shows it contains tonics for digestion, iron for the blood, nitrates to expel poisons from the system and laxatives for the bowels. We have the sole agency and sell every package on guarantee. 25c to $5. Red Cross Phone 100 Watson GET A DIVORCE From your present grocer and visit Our Busy Store and take advantage of the greatest Sweeping Canned Goods Sale that was ever offered in Union City. The shrewd economical housewife is the woman who buys her food products in quantities. We always quote Low Price on cauned goods season there is a shortage in tions. Goods bought now will It is a long time till summer, so why not step in and take advantage of the low prices we are making on canned goods, and, in fact, everything Our facilities for buying our competitors and we will will give us a trial. A Few 19 po; nds Granulated Sugar $1.00 35 cents Gallon Pure Country Sorghum, 20 cents a Pound Can Luzzianne Coffee 5 cents a Pound Package Arm & Hammer Soda 25 cents Three Packages Self Rising Buckwheat Give us a call; your trade will be appreciated. SKlNNE R & Bom Delivered promptly. Telephone 150 . and "be comfortable. Coal and Seasoned Wood Or ALL. KINDS UNION CITY ICE & COAL CO. 'III "frllllM - pared - Manager of Tamer's Studio at old Wallace Stand. Drug Store & Kimzey East Side in dozen and case lots. This all lines with but a few excep save you a neat sum. in the grocery line. enable us to sell cheaper than demonstrate this to you if you Specials NORTON. Are pJfi a t Photographs Grown up at the business and just out of the Illinois College of Photography. 1 am here to do hrst class work at low prices. Call and see me and I will treat you right on any kind of work you wish. A. J. Mauntz GET IT AT "EVERYBODY'S STORE" ALLEN DRUG COMPANY. LARGEST IN THE CITY. Nailling Corner. Telephone 223. FROM TEXAS. Having been a citizen of the county of Obion and State of Ten nessee for a period of fifty three years, I feel very kindly toward that portion of God's vineyard and especially towards a great number of the inhabitants. I am now and nave oeen tor two months a resi dent of the great and grand State of Texas, .with ample territory within her domain to furnish homes for all the kids now on hand or that may arrive in the next one hundred years, provided they don't arrive in pairs or triplets, daily. I arrived tere, or rather in the State, on the 20th day of Decem ber last, I spent three weeks inthe interior of the State visiting my relatives, but as the cold increased I moved South like the geese, ducks and all other migratory fowls, arriving at this point the 1st of January. Here I found a lovely city. It claims a population of fifty thousand and I should think it not over estimated. 'Tis improving rapidiy and in a very substantial way. It has a wharf nearly four miles in length, and at this wharf you see ships from every part of the civilized world. The largest steel steamers that plow the mighty deep. 'One giant En glish steamer cleared from this port this week, her manifest show ing she had on board twenty-three thousand bales of compressed cot ton and twenty-five thousand bush els of wheat and corn. Enough to make a fair start to feed the entire inhabitants of Obion County for a year. Now, in regard to the great sea wall, for it is great and grand. It is four miles in length, twenty feet at the base, eighteen feet high and built of sand and the best ar ticle of cement. This has all been done in the short period of three years. The wall is reinforced on the outside by millions of tons of the finest article of granite filled against its base to keep it from being undermined by the sea. On the inside it is filled as high as the wall with sand. It would make E. Milliken or a'ny other stone cutter sick to see the amount of fine stone apparently wasted, for it is as fine as the marble in any monument I ever saw, and the beauty of it all it is a product of the State of Texas. The State has mountains of it and the railroads use it for ballast. The citT is being raised some eight feet above what it was before the flood. 1 wish the reader of this could see what is being done. Four big ocean steamers go out in the bay, pump themselves full of sand, then come to the wharf and discharge their cargo out into the city in a two foot stream of sand and water. The frame buildings are raised eight feet high on either wood or brick and the brick build ings are buried a bait story by this filling process. This improve ment has buried many a fine yard and garden of (lowers. The peo ple appear to be making ready for the next flood and they will be if it don't come pretty soon. They have surprised the world in what they have done ami are doing. Galveston is a city of fine resi dences, beautiful wide streets and sidewalks. 1 shall have to stop my talk about the beauties of Gal veston, but will say you can scarce ly see any trace of the flood here now. Of the former Union City peo pie that live here is the family of Mrs. Maggie Patterson, a sister of Mrs. Samuel Pack. Herself and five children reside in a cosy cottage and are all well and hearty. -The son, Will Patterson, was raised partly in Union City. He com menced the battle of life in that place as a messenger boy for one of the telegraph companies. It was for a mere pittance, but he was made of the proper stuff, im proved every spare moment, soon mastered telegraphy and is now in charge of one of the largest rail road offices here. He has under his charge a large number of men and stands as high as any young man in the city. I have often called on the family, since my ar rival. It makes me feel like I was at home. 1 take The Commercial over after having perused its pages and the girls sure enjoy it. Now, you young men and kids that may read about what a lad from our town has accomplished, put on your thinking caps and see if you can't make up your mind to do likewise. Billy Patterson is receivingone hundred and twenty five dollars per moDth and if no misfortune crosses his path he may, in the near future, visit the home of his youth in his own pri vate car. He has a sister who re ceives lortv dollars per month as a stenographer. I can't say too much for the fatuity. I can only say I hope our town may torn out more of the same kind. Boys, you are the architects and builders of your own fortunes. You can't build much with a dude walking cane in j our hand and a cigarette in your mouth. Old man Bill As: kins says so and you will find it just that way. I came south to get away from the cold weather, but did not suc ceed entirely. It has not been down to freezing yet, but has been within two degrees several times. The weather is lovely just like the month of May with us. My--self and Uncle John Crawley are together and suit very well. We live on fish, oysters, beef, brains and a few shrimp. We eat a dozen bananas apiece per day they are cheap here. We have a nice room and take our meals out. I am fat tening daily. If this don't find its way to the waste basket I shall have some thing to say to the farmers of our county in my next. . Wm. Askins. Galveston, Tex., Feb. 9. Fight for Pie. ."We have alwavs Insisted that when a Republican becomes a candidate for Governor of Tennessee, lie is merely running for otlice in order to get an appointment. Now we have high Re publican authority for our statement. The lion. V. P. Urownlow now char ges that II. Clay Evans is seeking the gubernatorial nomination in the hope of controlling the federal prestige in Tennessee. Mr. Urovsnlow says: "Ev ans own congressional" district has gone from three thousand Republican majority to a thousand Democratic, and when he ran for Governor against Judge Peter Turney, whom thousands of Democrats declined to support, he polled the smallest vote ever given a Republican candidate." The war be tween Rrownlow and Evans is merely a right for pie, 'not a contest for office. News Scimitar. Everybody goes to Dahnke's for lunch. ee!z! Prescriptions res Most Complete Stock of Chemicals to be found. Only the Purest in Quality Used. ROYAL PRESENTS May Prove More of Burden Than Blessing . Washington, D. C, Feb. 12. Presents to the bride elect of Rep resentative Nicholas Longworth continue to be received at the White House, and the storage ca pacity of that historic building is being taxed to its utmost to accom modate the gifts which the friends of Alice Roosevelt are showering upon her. The presents are fit for a Princess or the bride of a mining king or the manufacturer of the latest in breakfast foods. Whether they are entirely suitable for a couple of such moderate circutn stances as the bride to be and the groom elect. There is an impression abroad that Mr. Longworth is a man of great wealth. The exact truth is that he has nothing in the world save his salary as a member of Congress, five thousand dollars a year. His mother has some money, but her fortune is as nothing com pared to the amount she has been credited with possessing. This statement is based on information believed to be entirely trust worthy. As for Miss Roosevelt herself, she has but little money and only small expectations. This is stated on the authority of one intimately familiar with the financial affairs of the President's familj It is perfectly safe to infer that had Mr. Longworth been a man of anything like the fortune with which he is credited by the people who know nothing about it, he would have arranged to install his bride in a more pretentions home than the one he has bought for her. The house he has taken is no bet ter than those occupied by scores of his colleagues who have to de pend on their salaries as their only income. Despite the fact that the young couple will begin life with only moderate means, reports as to the character of the gifts that have been received and concerning those on the way indi cate that the donors expect the couple to live in royal magnifi cence. 'We cannot give them anything in silver without running the risk of duplication," said a member of the New York delegation to the Banner correspondent to-day, dis cussing the subject of the fcrm which the gift from the members from Miss Roosevelt and the Presi dent's own State should take. "I have learned that the best silver and goldsmiths of the country have even ransacked antiquity in the search for original or unique forms of silver and gold ware, and this after exhausting their own ingenuity in designing patterns of novel and beautiful things worthy to be given to the daughter of the President. The White House is already filled with enough "silver ware to stock the vaults of a score of Dukes, and not even the Lon don guilds, those repositories of silver-plate,can approach the mag nificence of the display of the gifts sent the daughter of the Presi dent." The delegation has decided upon a complete service of favrile glass. But glass is not Deeded, either, for according to report, the bride to be has already received enough cut crystal to stock a house much larg er than the one in which she is to reside when she Incomes the wife of Mr. Longworth. In fact, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been expended by the American people iu gifts fur tlie bride. The donors have vied with each other in selecting some thing magnificent. The useful has been almost entirely ignored. The days when a chest of linen was considered a most acceptable pres ent to a bride have prissed. No one seems to have thought of pre senting a house and furniture, per haps 'because it was thought such a gift would have been offensive. It would doubtless huvo been so regarded. But cerXI -lrs. Iongworth will experience grave difficulty in finding use for a kalf dozen silver punch bowls, fiftrtn or twenty candelabra of solid sil ver, and s score or more of eperg nes of great value, much beauty, but of doubtful utility. There ate said to be enough bronzes to fill one large room, and flat silverware sufficient to stock a big hotel. In fact, as asserted above, thi pres-, ents, in number and magnificence, would gladden the heart of an Oriental Princess, but they will probably prove embarrassing and troublesome to the sensible young American woman, who, on next Saturday, will become the wife of a well mannered, up to date young American Congressman, with a future before him, probably, but no fortune to speak of. JOHN W. THOMAS. Nashville, Tenn., Feb. i2.Muj. John W. Thomas, president of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, died at his home here this morning, aged 7(5. Maj. Thomas was one of the best known rail road men in the country. He was a native of this city, and entered the railroad service in November, 1858. From November, 1858, to January, 18G3, he was agent of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Loujs Railway at Murfreesboro, Tenn., and from January, 18G3, to July, 1SG5, was in charge of the rolling stock of the same road. From July, 1865, to September, 1808, he was auditor and paymaster of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad. From September, 1883, to September, 1884, Maj. Thomas was general manager, and from September, 1884, to January, 1809, president and general m-inagcr of the Nashville, Chattanooga tM St. Louis Railway, since which time he has been president. In 1SD1, after the project of cele brating the centennial anniversary of the admission of Tennessee to the Union as a State had almost fallen through, Maj. Thomas wa9 elected president of the centennial company, and it was largely through his efforts that the cele bration was such a success. He was a leading figure in any enterprise for the upbuilding of his native city and State, and his conservative business methods and wide acquaintance insured success for any enterprise ho took part in. Heart failure was the direct cause of Maj. Thomas' death. He leaves a widow and one son. John W. Thomas, Jr., general manager of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. The remains of Mr. Thomas will be interred in Mount Olivet ceme- tery.thiu city, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Lowney's canaies at Dahnke's.