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t Cr$. Turner, Parks & Kugtss DENTISTS. Wary Street, Union City Telephone 144. DENTISTS. Alarj Street, Union City Telephone 144. TUT TP?' OMM JI.JIO ( roion City Coamercltl, Ubllshel 1890. lr-..,. , Q...,v , Wt Tnote Couri.r. e.ublU hed lw7. ( Conciliated Beptembet 1. 1897. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1906. VOL. 16, NO. 31 Pepper all kinds. j Allspice, grain and powdered, rj Cloves, whole and powdered. Nutmegs, whole and powdered. j Cinnamon Bark,-powdered. r Mace, whole and powdered.; SPICES OCUNG ' Ginger Root, powdered. Celery Seed. Mustard Seed Spices, mixed. j Flavoring Extracts, Pure Food Products, g g g g g Telephone Your Wants We Deliver the 6oods. , STRICTLY FIRST QUALITY I r f If -"7 I.. il Nailling Cor. ALL B N DRUG COM P A N Y Phone 223 SAY OK KIOHT JUDGEjMAIDEN Sets Aside Verdict of Jury for $21,000 In Walker-Edwards Suit; New Hearing in September. Not lacking in sensation, Judge Maiden's decision last Thursday afternoon in setting aside the ver dict of the jury created a storm of comment. It will be recalled that the jury sat for thirty days hear ing the evidence and the argument in the Walker-Edwards suit," resume of which appeared in this paper, also the Judge's charge, and then without wasting time, returned a verdict for the plaintiff, Miss Lola Walker, for $21,000, The charge itself foreshadowed the opinion held by the Judge, but the jury never swayed r an ioto. It was understood that half a dozen were in favor of a verdict for $50,000, full amount sued for, while others ranged down' to $15,000. One man, however, re fused to. budge a cent below $21,000 and at that figure the ver diet was fixed. Whereupon mo tion was entered by defendant for new trial and that Court vacate and set aside verdict of jury. Th,e motion recited among other grounds that verdict was against the weight 'Of the 'evidence arid unsupported by the evidence. The motien set out at length to particularize wherein the evidence ; failed to convict defendant and points in which the Court erred in charging the jury. Counsel for defense was given until Thursday afternoon to pre vpare the motion. At the time set Court hep" ! the argument, and, as his charge foreshadowed, held to the opinion that motion was well taken, and that the verdict of the jury was not sustained and sup ported by the evidence in the case. Therefore. the Court ordered and adjudged that the verdict of the jury rendered in this case be and the same is set aside and vacated and for nothing held, and motion for new trial was allowed "and granted and case reinstated on docket for new trial .and Bet for hearing at the next term of Court, on heels'of docket. The term be gins first Monday in September. Following the Judge's order a ' storm of comment ensued all over the county and some very caustic criticisms were . indulged in at the expense of Judge Maiden. Judge Maiden spoke for two hours in reviewing the evidence, and in summing up the case he found that plaintiff's statement re epecting the promise of marriage was neither corroborated nor sup ported by direct testimony, and hence could not be sustained. What seemed to him to destroy the force of the plaintiff's statement was the appearance of suggestions at different times relative to Miss Walker's desire for a theatrical engagement and her purpose in going to New York, the most con vincing of which was the letter from Miss Walker to Dick Weav er, written after the plaintiff had left New York to join the "Mr. Jolly of Joliett Co.," expressing her thanks to him for his assist ance in helping her to get to New York and to secure the engage ment with the theatrical company. These were the principal features of Judge Maiden's order setting aside the jury's verdict. The plaintiff in the action, Lola Walker, through her attorneys, Monday commenced an action for $100,000 damages in the United States Circuit Court at Memphis, but shortly after the papers in the case bad reached the hands of Dan F. Elliotte, clerk, II. C. Stanfield, one of the attorneys for the peti tioner, appeared, askiDg that no summons be issued and that noth ing be done for a couple of days. WORK FOB BEYAN. Mast Horses, Males, and Jacks. . The raising of horses, mules and jacks ia a leading industry id Ten nessee, where the best of grass grows, where streams are abundant and clear, and where the climate is so mild that stock suffers no incon venience except in very rare and brief seasons. The farmers of this State,, encouraged by the demand for superior grades and the advance in pricesover those of recent years, are giving more attention to the raising of stock and engaging in the business on a much larger scale than formerly The eyes of those desiring the best class of horses, mules and jacks are turned toward this sec tion, as it is well known that here are to be found the finest specimens, and as the matter of price is not a serious obstacle, the trade is con stantly increasing. Animals are raised in the South at comparatively ow cost, and there is always a mar ket for the product, buyers being on the lookout for what is wanted, and the large number of purchases made show that they regard Ten nessee as one of the best States in which to secure fine-blooded stock. The organization of county and State fairs has been of vast benefit to farmers everywhere, encourag ing them in the breeding of finer classes of animals, and providing a demand that is not bounded by State lines, but extends over the United States. The offering of lib eral premiums is an incentive to exhibit the best in each county and demonstrate the results of good blood and careful attention. This is one of the many objects of the Tennessee State Pair Association, and from the number of entries re ceived daily, it is confidently pre dicted that the horse, mule and live stock departments of the State Fair in Nashville, next October, will far surpass any heretofore seen in this section. The half-fare rate granted by the railroads for the round trip should insure a n im mense attendance of stock breeders. Don't Be Blue and lose all interest when help is within reach. Ilerbine will make that liver perform its duties properly. J. B. Vaughn, Elba, Ala., writes: "Being a constant sufferer from con stipation and a disordered liver, I have found Ilerbine to be the best medicine for these troubles on the market. I have used it constantly. I believe it to be the best medicine of its kind, and 1 wish all sufferers from these troubles to know the good Iler bine has done for me." Sold by Allen Drug Company. Harmonize Factions in the East. Washington, Aug.. 12. The re turn to this country of William J, Bryan in a little less than three weeks will be the signal for much writing and more talk about the future of the Democratic party. Assuming that he will be the next nominee of the Democratic party, interest from the time be sets foot on American soil, after an absence of nine months, until he is made the party's standard-bearer for the third time, will largely center around bis efforts to reunite the Democratic party, if he makes any such efforts. It is a foregone con clusion that he can not be elected President unless be can reunite his party. Can he'do it? will be the question that will interest students of national politics. When he lands in New York he will Jiod that the outlook presents some encourag ing features, but on the whole is not reassuring. Plenty of work for the party repairer will be found. The Democrats of some seven or eight States have declared for him in 1908. and it is assumed that the Democrats of other States will do likewise before the summer ends, but there is still a large and influ ential wing of the party to be heard from. What may be termed the Grover Cleveland Democrata have so far accepted the Bryan business in silence. It is true that here and there a member of the party who refused to accept what was known as "Bryanism" in 1896 and in 1900, has indicated that be is now willing to follow the Ne braskan, but the great body of the so-called Cleveland Democrats are simply watching and waiting. Per haps if all these conservative Dem ocrats were assembled at one point in the country they would not make a very impressive showing, but wherever they are found they are influential in business and in politics, and while they probably would not count for much in the national convention, they must be reckoned with in an election. The South shows a disposition to accept Mr. Bryan, and will, of course, roll up its Msual number of electoral votes if the Nebraskan is nominated. So, in the final an alysis, the question will be wheth er Bryan can reunite his party in the North, in those Northern States which he must carry if he hopes to be elected President. In 1896, Connecticut, Rhode Is land and all the other North At lantic States did their best to make it unanimous against him. It does not make much difference what some of these States think of him, but it does make a great deal of difference about what Maryland, New Jersey and New York think. Unless we make some new politi cal history in this country, Bryan cannot be elected President with out the electoral votes of New York and at least of the other two States. Hence it will be interest ing as time passes to see what the conservative Democrats of these Eastern States think of Mr. Bryan. Some of the prophets, however, are inclined to believe that Mr. Bryan will not hold out an olive branch to the conservatives. His attempt to have Roger Sullivan, member of the national commit tee from Illinois, ousted, led them to believe that instead of attempt ing to solidify the party he will direct his efforts toward building up a new party around the wing that has stood by him the last ten years. So, on the whole, his home coming is full of possibilities. JOINT TRACKAGE. and Significant Policy of Southern Illinois Central. The. Mobile & Ohio Railroad is preparing to spend $1,000,000 in and near Jackson, Tenn., as well as doubling its tracks from Jackson to Corinth, Miss. Since this an nouncement was made any amount of speculation has been indulged in about i the plans of the Southern and the M.& O. with respect to West Tennessee and as far east as Nashville, iu fact. At Jackson the company will greatly increase the capacity of its shops, and build a new yard over a a mile long and something like 20 feet wide. The yard is intended, to a large extent, to accommodate the traffic from the double track line which will be used jointly by the M. & O. and the Illinois Cen tra. This track will be used by the Illinois Central to the junction of the new line the I. C. is building to Birmingham. These facts have been officially stated, but there is a number of railroad men who think that this does not tell the story, and that as Boon as certain things can be ac complished the Southern and M. & O. will begin their important work between Nashville and the Missis sippi River. One of the projects seriously discussed now is that the Southern will build from Nashville to a connection with the Mobile & Ohio iust south of Cairo with a branch to Paducah, and give the Frisco Railroad entrance into Nash ville over that line for certain con cessions elsewhere. These three roads have many things in common in many sections ot the country. and theOseveral joint deals made recently bear out this conclusion to a considerable extent. The Frisco and the Southern jointly own the new terminals at New Orleans, whore the 'Frisco enters that city over the tracks ot the Yazoo line of the Illinois Central, In the Bir mingham district the three lines are again mixed up inii number of ways. The Illinois Central will use a part of the M. & O. and the Southern line to Birmingham, as well as a part of the 'Frisco and Mobile & Ohio's new line to Bir mingham is over the 'Frisco for a short distance. The Illinois Central and the Southern are jointly inter ested in the Nashville Terminal Company and are closely connected in several other ways and places. It is true that these joint arrange ments have been to the mutual ad vantage of all the roads concerned in every case, out mere are a num ber ot people who think that these deals are significant and will bring about the construction of several more lines in this section. Remember We Sell Battle Creek Coal The only coal on the market that will keep fire over night and at the same time leave no clinkers. Let us have your order while the 6ummer rate is on. e will appreciate your business and are confident if you once become a customer of Battle Creek Coal you will remain so. We also have plenty of Washed Nut Coal for cooking purposes and cheaper grades of domestic coal. Bramliam & Co. TELEPHONE NO. 11. 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A Vf-rge per cent of these cases had been injured by the use of spectacles sold by self-styled, so-called opticians and jack-of-all-trades. Some of the more complicated cases had been to Nashville and St. Louis and failed to get relief. I have taken each case as they came and have been able to give perfect satisfaction in each case. I have the only exclusive optical office In Union City the only office equipped to make scientific ophthalma scopic examination of the eye. Without an ophthalmascope, examination is mere guess work. I am strictly a specialist not a grafter. I do not propose to treat everything from a broken leg to yellow fever, and then test eyes as a tide line. No man con do this successfully. I have my prescriptions filled by a lens specialist, not a jeweler. My record for eighteen years as a special- 1st in Tennessee is open. My books are open to the public. . I keep a record of all cases. I do not have to refund your money for glasses, because you are always more than satisfied. I do not experiment with your eyes. My exam inations are made quick, accurate aod scientific. Special Instruments for children. Consultation and examination free until September 1st. Thi public is cordially biled to visit my office, Nailling's Cor. Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unlou CItr( TnnMe. The First National Bank Union City, Tenn., Aug. , 190. To Whom It May Concern: I have known Dr. J. P. McMichael for a number of years and would con sider him perfectly responsible for his contracts. He stands high as a citizen of this community. Yours tryly, WALTER HOWELL, Cashier. Get your lunch at Dahnkc'a. DR. WILL A. NAILLING, Physician and Surgeon. Office Nailling's Corner, near Poetoffice. Phone 41. Hours 9 to 10 a. m. 2 to 3 p. m. LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE LINE OF V- LI AT aim WH ITE & B U R C H A R D, D RU GG I STS jz?