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Crs.Turr.ar, Parks & Hughes j DENTISTS. Everything by Electricity j Telephone 144. j Crs. Turner, Parks Sk Hughes DENTISTS. Everything, by Electricity Telephone 144. win CIAL 1U Tnlon City Commercial, eUbHhel 1890. i ..... 0,lrv.. , ,, WMt Tennee Courier, etUblUbed liW. J ConoUJted September 1, 1897. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1906. VOL. 16, NO. 20 COMMER i I 3 ) V R. J. B. HARRISON'S SARSAPARILLA Three Bottles for $2.50 BEST KNOWN BLOOD PURIFIER Sis Bottles for f S.OO . r SOI.D AND GUARANTEED B7 ; - Or One Bottle for $1.00 ilailling Cor, A L, L E N D R U G COMPANY Phone 223 SAT OB NIGHT f KILLED NEAR TROY. John Burnett Shot and Killed by John Jimerson Both Are Well Known. Two neighbors, John Burnett and John Jimerson, who have not been on good terms tor some time, met last Friday morning at 5 o'clock and opened hostilities which re sulted in Burnett's death. Jimerson, carrying a shotgun, f'is, on his way to feed his stock near Mt. Ararat, not far from the intersection of the Union City and Troy-Hickman road. He was walk ing up the main road north. On his way he met Burnett on torse back who came In the opposite di rection. Approaching Burnett told Jimerson not to come any closer ith his gun, Jimerson replied in language to the effect that he would not bother Burnett ii the latter I would let him alone. This ended hhe matter for a few seconds until the two men passed each other. Then Burnett suddenly wheeled aound on his horse and ordered Jit.ierson to hold up his Lands, at the same time Burnett held his j hand behind him. Jimerson imme; s diately discharged one barrel of his j gun over Burnett's head, it is pre ''I', sumed to end the affair without f bloodshed. But Burnett dismount I ed and Jimerson fired the second! shot in his side. Reloading Jimer son fired and shot Burnett again, this time in the bead. Burnett fell or had fallen when the second shot struck him and expired in a few minutes. ' Jimerson then hurried to his neighbor, Mr. Osborne, and in formed him what had happened, whereupon Mr. Osborne and some ' lriends took the body of Mr. Bur nett to his home. Mr. Jimerson was tlfft only wit ness to the shooting and the above story was related by him to some friends, from whom it came to this office direct. The trouble grew out of a slan der suit instituted by Burnett against Jimerson. Mr. Burnett, it .seems, had a tenant in whose home was a young lady, the daughter, to whom be was paving attentions, j Relating to this affair Burnett charged that Jimerson made some slanderous remarks and sued him for damages. The principals in the shooting ..Friday morning are both well kuown. They are both the sons of tires whose lives are without blem ish or reproach and whose citizen ship is identical with the history of the county. Mr. Jimerson, who did the shooting, is a very quiet, peace "'le- citizen, well-to-do and nas .a mily, consisting of his wife and veral children. As near as we in learn, he has never before been connected with trouble ot this char acter, and we understand be claims to have acted solely in self defense. iMr. Burnett has not been able to , get along quite so well. ' He had amination. A large crowd was present to witness the proceedings, but the Court waived examination on account of a lack of time to try the case and fixed the bond at $10, 000, which was quickly made by the defendant. Attorney General Caldwell will be assisted in the prosecution by Attorneys Pierce & Fry, Lannom & Stanfield and F. J. Smith. Counsel for defense are F. W. Moore and W. H. Swiggart. OFFICIAL VOTE For Senator Carmack and Ex-Oov. Taylor. The following report was pre sented to the Democratic State Executive Committee to day: "Official vote of the, primary election held on Saturday, May 12, 1906, for United States Sena tor, as canvassed and tabulated by the undersigned committee ap pointed by the State Democratic Executive Committee: "Total vote cast, 140,318. "Total vote for Taylor, 73,841. "Total vote for Carmack, 66477. "Taylor's majority, 7,364. "Nashville, Tenn., May26, 1900. Hon. F. N. Thompson, Chairman Democratic State Executive Com mittee Dear Sir: "The under signed having, been appointed a committee to canvass the official returns of the primary election for United States Senator, held on Saturday, May 12, 1906, beg leave to report that they have performed their duty. The official returns fr,om each county are given in tab ulated form herewith, and exhibit showing said returns-is filed as a part of this report. "Respectfully, "VV, M. Brandon, "G. H. Armistead, "J. D. Footer." CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIANS. Loyalists Do Not Consent to Pro posed Merger Two Assemblies. Decatur, III., Ma' 24. Accord ing to the "loyalist". faction, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church is still in existence, while, from the standpoint of the "union" fac tion, it has been merged into the Presbyterian Church and is no more. At the closing session of the General Assembly to-day word was received from the Presbyte rian Assembly at Des Moines, and final action was taken on the union, there being a majority in favor of the merger. The offices were de clared vacant and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was declared to be united with the Presbyterian Church. The loyalists number 106, and they did not try to check the proceedings, but, an hour after the General Assembly adjourned sine their religion will bring them all that they need. PRESBYTERIANS JOYFUL. Des Moines, la., May 24. "I do solemnly declare and hereby pub licly announce that the basis of reunion and union is now in full force and effect and that the Cum berland Presbyterian Church is now reunited with the Presbyte rian Church in the United States of America as one church." With these words uttered before the General Assembly to day Mod erator Hunter Corbett officially established the union of the Cum berland Church with the Presby terian Church in the United States of America. The big ecclesiastical assemblage burst into a storm of rejoicing. A telegram was received from Decatur announcing the adoption of the joint resolution by the Cum berland Church. 'one of his neighbors and at another time probably before that with a touple of men in the lower end of the county. t We have no criticism at all to nake about either of these men, but simply repeat what has been related to us by good men. Judge Maiden held.an adjourned I session of Circuit Court here last Saturday and Jimerson was sum moned to appear betore him for ex- Sumptuous Wedding Dress. The wedding dress of Princess Ena has attracted great interest in Spain, as it is truly a Spanish pro duct, in fabric and finish, except for the wonderful Brussels lace, which has been brought to adorn it. It was a fancy of the King and the Queen mother that the wed ding dress should be made in Spain, and the Princess Ena graci ously fell in with this patriotic sentiment. The dress is therefore one of the special presents from the King and is a marvel of ele gance. The 6ilk was manufactured from a special pattern in one of the large Spanish silk establishments. It was made up with all the artis tic skill of the court dressmakers. The silk is heavily, overlaid with wonderful silver embroidery with soft , frills of the finest Brussels lace, said to have cost $50 a yard. The laces were publicly exhibit ed before being put on the dress and excited the admiration and astonishment of the aristocratic ladies of Madrid. Orange bios 6omsare profusely used with the silver embroideries and laces, for corsage, and even the dainty clus ters along the train, which is four yards long. According to Spanish tradition the bride must after wards present this wedding dress to the Virgin de la Paloma, the popular protectress of maternity. el Union. City's Great Fun Day! A Grand, Glorious Celebration ! An incomparable combination of entertainment, pleasure and convenience for all visitors! Address by Gov. Bob Taylor Patriotic Pulse Stirring Music A Grand Street Parade Exciting Horse Races Baseball Games Magnificent Fireworks Greatest Sham Battle ever witnessed in this State No day like Fourth of July for wholesome recreation. A jolly good time for both old and young. Shady Parks, lots of seats and plenty of ice water. No Place Like UNION CITY in which to spend the Fourth. die, they met again and elected new officers. J. L. Hudgins, of Union City, Tenn., was made moderator, and the Reverend T. II. Padgitt, of Memphis, was elected stated clerk, boards were appointed, and the body was declared to be the Gen eral Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which it was claimed still existed as such. The loyalist leaders said that they regarded those who voted to meree as simply leaving the church and that the property was still in their hands and that the Cumber land Presbyterian Church would continue as before. They claim to have in this coun- j try 110,000 followers. The business of the new assem bly being completed, the members adjourned after deciding to hold the next annual gathering at Dix on, Tenn. The property question will be determined in the Supreme Court, but the loyalists say that, property or no property, that they are still Cumberland Presbyterians, and that, if they are left penniless,. Bald Heads Win in Tennessee. Ex-Gov. Bob Taylor won for the United States Senate and Geo. R. KeDney, another knight of the "bald head club," won for Representative of Obion County. Most all people know Geo Ken ney. He lived here for a number of years and for the most part was en gaged in teaching. His many Pope County friends are glad to know of his success and shall expect to hear great things of George in the balls of the Tennessee Legislature. While a citizen of Pope County he attended all the teachers' insti tutes and the writer recalls a sur prise George sprang on the teach ers at one institute. In his charac teristic way be delivered an oration on tne '-via uiue Bacic spelling Book," and when he had worked bis audience up to a high pitch of expectancy and "what will he do next," he very dramatically dis played an old dilapidated Blue Back Speller. George's Blue Back Speller speech Is spoken of by some at every teachers' institute. Success to you and Bob . Taylor, George. Atkins (Ark.) Chronicle. It will pay you to see Geo. S. Nash before you buy your buggy and harness Beckham s old stand. COUNSEL FOR LOYALISTS, Judge E. B. Green, of Illinois, Makes Statement. Judge Johns Hell That Loyalists Are Entitled to Church Property. Judge E. 13. Green, of Mt. Car mel, III., the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Oklahoma, spent yesterday at the Laclede Hotel on his way home from De catur, where heppeared as coun sel for the "Loyalists," those rep resenting the faction which opposed the merging of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Presbyterian Church. When the "Loyalists," or "Cum berlands," as they nave since been termed, made application in the Circuit Cpurt at Decatur before Judge Johns to enjoin the "Union ists" from bringing about a mefger of the two churches, Judge Green, for more than five hours, presented many reasops why the merger should not be ' made and at the same time argued the case from a legal standpoint. The court denied the injunction writ because, Judge Johns con tended, the action of the General Assembly of t h e Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which was held in Decatur at the same time, and which voted to merge the two churches, -was supreme. He de clared, in his written opinion, that the courts could not interfere in the matter, whether the action of the assembly was regular or irreg ular, adding that the action of the assembly was binding. Judge Johns held, however, that those remaining loyal to the Cum berland Presbyterian Church and its constitutional faith would be entitled to the property of the church, regardless of the final out come. Judge Gaut, bf Nashville, Tenn., an attorney of prominence, represented the "Unionists." The "Loyalists" took an appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court and the case will be heard again in October. their part because they have striv en loyally for more than ninety five years for the remarkable suc cess they have attained, and their glories should not be taken from them at this time. - "Starting in a log cabin in Ten nessee, the Cumberland Presbyte rian Church first saw the light of day. It has grown to be one of the most influential and command ing religions organizations in the country, spreading to all parts of the United States. There are Cumberland Presbyterian churches and institutions in sixteen States." Judge Green is 65 years old and one of the best known public men in Illinois. He has been promi nent in politics of that State for years, .throughout nis service as Chief Justice in Oklahoma, he served under President Harrison, St. Louis Republic. EXl'ECTS REVERSED VERDICT. "There is no doubt in my mind," said Judge Green, "that the Su preme court or Illinois will re verse the decision of the lower court. "In point of magnitude, this is the greatest church litigation that has ever been tried in the courts of this country. In fact, the great est in the history of any country. The membership of the Cumber land Presbyterian Church exceeds one-fourth -million in the United States, and the quarrel affects four million members of the Presbyte rian Church. "The bill in chancery is endorsed by more than 100,000 communi cants and members in' the United States. It involves more than 7,000,000 worth of property, in eluding many institutions of learn ing, religious edifices, publishing houses and other possessions. "I have the greatest confidence in the success of the Cumberlands in their efforts to prevent the merger. . it is commendable on The Color Line. Following are the proceedings of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church recently in session at Des Moines, Iowa, with reference to the color line: "The color line was sharply drawn and the negro question came squarely to the surface in the Presbyterian General Assembly here for the first time to day. The committee on church policy submitted a report recommending the erection of a synod in Alabama to include the presbyteries o f Birmingham, Levere and Rogers ville, to be known as the synod of Chattanooga. The presbyteries are now included in the synod of Tennessee. The other presbyte ries in the synod are French Broad, Holston, Kingston and Union. The presbyteries of Birmingham, Levere and Rogersville are com posed o f negro churches. The others are composed o f white churches. The purpose of the committee was to divide the races. No sooner bad the report been submitted than Russell Taylor, a negro minister of Levere, and one of the commissioners to the assem bly from that presbytery, took the floor. He violently opposed the proposed synod on the ground that the three presbyteries speci fied were not numerically strong enough or well enough versed in church law to assume the functions and duty of a synod. Members of the committee spoke for the erec tion of the synod, carefully avoid ing the race question and empha sizing the claim that each of the three presbyteries had asked such action. After spirited discussion, in which the negro commissioner re ceived the majority of the ap plause, it was unanimously voted to refer the whole subject to the assembly of 1907. . Don't lllll -Don't let your child suffer with that couirh when you can cure It with ISaJ- lard's Ilorefeound Syrup, a sure cure for Coughs, Bronchitis. Influenza. Croup and Pulmonary Diseases. Buy a brittle and try It. a. u. 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