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I The Name I lory. Our "Tip-Top," high-patent Flour is made from the choicest lots of 61 and 62-pound wheat, carefully selected from the million odd bushels we have bought this season, and is as fine as flour can possibly be made by any mill or miller. S ells the 3 Coolest Place in Union City 1 0 Cooled - by Ten Big Electric Fans-10 Buy "Tip-Top" Just Once. We wont have to ask you to do so again. It's for sale by all good grocers (When you will take no other, that costs them less) and by us at our First Street office building. arav urain Company. . . Telephone No. n iiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiijimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiuii Ob HZ Wo Hi Si ahnke's Cafe itt ft itt Makers of the BEST ICECREAM and SHERBETS in the city. Orders given to us will get our personal attention. Tbe place that can till j'our wants for banquets, socials, etc. Telephone 109. Union City, Tenn. 25 G ..'; W $1 ifc . .I P. 2E s::o GRI fKnf ww vw i m vr t Tvrnvr tt .-v ".r o.rv r r v rv-w vr r K. KIMBERLIN. Fire, Accident and Health Insurance PhoneOffice, 303; Residence, 92. WITH AX AND SAW Good People ot Dresden Start Out on a Raid. Dresden, Tenn., Aug. 19. For the last several months there has . been brewing here a fight to the ueatn oetween me county autnon tiea and the Cumberland Telephone Company. The company several years ago erected its poles along the high ways and across the fields and lands of the people without any franchise or legal authority. The people then as now needed the service and were glad to have the lines put up and run into the vil lages, towns and their homes, as j it brougnt tnem nearer to cmnza tion, ine hrst trouble came up over the poor service and high prices demanded for use of the phones. The service was then im proved somewhat in this section, and things were getting in better shape when a bunch of men with knives and axes passed along the main line and, without notice, backed and ruined hundreds of beautiful shade trees which adorn the highways of this section. Numerous 6uits grew out of the action of these parties, and the defense in every case was that the limbs of the trees interfered with the working of the wires, and they stated that they had the right to remove out of their way every thing that interfered with the free movement of messages over their i: uues. When the poles were erected they were placed alongside the roadside, and in many cases in close proximity to the roadbed itself, but at that time there was the poles, allow anyone elce to do so, or to do anything at all about it. But, on the other hand, they gave it out that anyone who in terfered with their poles or lines in any way would be arrested and prosecuted to the extent of the law. In the meantime the road from Dresden to Martin was contracted for. About two miles west of Dresden some fifteen telegraph poles lay" directly in the bed of the road under the new system. The local manager was notified and he in turn notified the home office, and they in turn refused to remove the poles and dared any one else to do so. The road con tractor, not being able tov build a road that would measure up to his agreement, with the poles in his way, was preparing to quit his job. Esq. Freeman was called upon again to render assistance. ? Again he took the matter up, but the telephone company refused to do anything. . Early Tuesday morning, armed with axes and saws and perhaps other utensils of war, and with full preparation to give a warm reception to any telephone man or men who might stand in his way, Esq. Freeman took with him a crew or men to tne place com plained of and got busy. They unloaded their tools and sawed down the first pole close to the m sso &THE QROCERz Has the exclusive sale in Union City of .the celebrated Golden Gate Coffee Teas, Spices and Extracts. Co) IVll o over the ground and consulted at torneys as to what he should do And then came running. in a spe cial car from St. Louis F. M. Pat ton, the chief engineer of the right of way of the American Telephone jsjj 1 L I t vuujijiiuj , uuu ue, too, uiaue nis threats as to what be was going to do. The grand jury is now in ses sion and they have been endeavor ing to get before it and indict the County Road Commissioners for cutting down the poles, but so far without success. The general public and every body sustain the County Commis sioners and will stand by them in the fight which will be to a finish, unless the telephone people give up. Last year a new switchboard was installed and with it new business for the company. But with all of They are guaranteed to be the best ever nffprprl jgj for sale to the people of this county. You will find our store headquarters for all the good things to be had in any market (5) s o::::i Two Phones204 and 230 P. Grissom Three Delivery Wagons E Co) 3::o PROTEMUS. Mr. Dee Roney spent Saturday here. J. D. Killion made a business trip that only one operator is allowed t0 Un,on Clty Saturday but little interest in the highways of this county and no one paid any attention to it. Recently, how ever, tne legislature passed an act which provided for the elec tion by the County Court of two Road Commissioners for the entire county, and also provided another ground, and then another and an way and manner from that of the ther until some fifteen poles were old to work the public roads. Also laid low. When they fell of course the establishment of a fair ground the wires fell with them and cov at Dresden and the voting of sev- ered tbe ground in every direc eral thousand dollars worth of tion. With sharp clippers, these bonds to build gravel streets in were soon disposed of. The poles Dresden, and for miles each wav were then cut in twain, and the from the town has creatlv renewed wire, bundled in a bunch, was interest in the public roads. Con-1 soon thrown out by the roadside tracts have been let for the build- No matter if it did cut off com ing. In many sections' the work munication west irom msnvuie has already commenced, and with- and make us dead to the world in a year or so the highways of with Fulton, Union City, Cairo the county will be improved to a Dyersburg, Covington, Ripley a very great extent. Hickman and Memphis, the road The first serious obstacle in the wa8 c'eftr wavnf widening ami hm'Mi'n nf As soon as the chaos of wreck roads was the poles of the Cum- was cleared away the road build berland Telephone Company. From er8 too catching the spirit of the McKenzie to Martin via Dresden; hour ot busy and rounded up from Martin "to Greenfield via tne roadbed in a wondertui ova Shftrnn? frnm DrnHflfln tn Palmar, shape, and where lately fifteen ville via Fancy, and almost every telephone poles held their heads other road leading through the nin ia ine air iay couveyeu here. She has all of the local busi ness to attend to, and besides must handle the long distance American calls, The people of the county are much interested in the outcome of this matter. They hope it will mean better service, a reduction of rates, more employes of the com pany, and that they may at least have the right to own and care for property that belongs to them. JORDAN. county has with it its accompany ing telephone line and row of poles strung with wires. When the matter first came up, R. B. Freeman and Grizzard Gard ner, the County Road Commis- the news from "world to world," only "three stumps, cut low, re mained, and these were buried many feet deep beneath the road bed, never to see light agaiu. It created a great commotion t t YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YUD ARE MISSING IF YOU OON'T TRY MY BSiDS. I sell Owl and Louisiana Coffees. I sell Heinz and Lobby's Canned Goods. I sell Heinz and Libby's Bottled Goods. I sell and buy all kinds Country Produce. I sell Genuine Country Lard finest in town. Butter selected with greatest car and kept on ice. If I sell you butUr once you will buy aain. Phone 421.... V, , WALTERS. -Union City sioners, made demand upon the everywhere when tne communica- telephone company to move their tion was cut off. All sorts of ru poles out so that the right of" way mors of war and other dire calam- could be widened without coming Jities were reported to the home in ntact with these poles. At office at Nashville. One report firsfo answer was received, later said that the telegraph strikers, in an evasive answer, and finally they order to prevent news going to St. were met with a refusal to move Louis by telephone, had come out of Martin on a hand car and cut the wires. Another was that the telephone people of West Tennes see, being in full accord with the striking telegraph people, had walked out in sympathy. But the facts were the people had stood a9 much as they thought they should stand, and through their officers, took the law in their own hands and took possession of their own and what rightfully be longed to them, the statements and claims of the Cumberland Telephone . c o m p anies not with- JK standing. If The first train brought Maj. W. A P. Nangum, f Memphis, Super intendent of Construction of the company in this section. He went E. C. Carter is on the sick list. Miss Sadie Fry visited Mrs. Mar shall DeBow last week. Little Johnnie Alexander is now able to use his crutches. Mr. and Mrs. Will Sowell are the proud parents of a fine daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McAdoo, of Dyersburg, visited Mr. McAdoo's parents Saturday and Sunday. Miss Elizabeth Alexander, who has been sick the past month with malarial fever, is slowly improving. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall DeBow went to Kenton Friday to visit Mrs. DeBow's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tighlman. Misses Marguerite Norton, Mabel Carmen and Ora Pace and brother attended the Mt. Zion meeting last week and were the guests of Miss Minnie Bowen. ! Mr. and Mrs. Guy McConnell and little daughter, Mary Charlotte, of La Yunta, Col., arrived Sunday on a visit to their father, Mr. R. Y. McConnell and other relatives. Rev.John8ton, of Union City, as sisted Rev. Wynn in the Mt. Zion revival. Twenty -four additions were made to the church and there were several converts that gave their names for ether churches. Among those that joined were thir teen little boys, and Brother Wynn'e talk to them was both beautiful and mpressive. He organized a Junior League that evening with twenty- three members, which will meet every Sunday at 4 p. m. Rufas Mc Connell, president; Carl Crenshaw, vice-president; Rachel McMurry, secretary, and Miss Clara McCon nell, lady manager. The north room will be fitted up for the Junior's and they are showing much interest. The young people's prayer meeting meets at 5 p. m. Everyone invited. Kbxtuckv. Mr. Ed Harmon was the guest of J. C. Sanders and family one day last week. Mrs. Sallie Wilson and daughter, Miss Vallie, visited in Union City last week. A baseball nine has been organ ized here. They will play every Saturday afternoon. We are having some real old fashioned hot weather good old camp meeting time. Arthur Dyer and friend, John Henry Moultrie, of Tally's Mill, were here Tuesday. Miss Delia Rayburn, of Kedron, was the guest of her friend, Miss Nannie Sanders, Friday night. Mr. Sid Kirk and family passed through here en route to visit their daughter, Mrs. Berry, of Tally's Mill. A very successful meeting closed at Liberty Friday night with four teen professions and ten additions to the church, v Miss Jean Martin, of Union City, passed through here Wednesday en route to visit her friend, Miss Flo Aron, of Chiger Ridge. While two young ladies of this place, Misses MayTucker and Annie Tanner, were returning from church Monday night they had the misfor tune to turn their buggy over three times. No one e-ot hurt. Dr. Napier is Visiting homefolks this week. Trix. OAK GROVE. Mr. Alvin Brevard has returned from Dawson. Revs. Waters and Pegg are hold ing a meeting at Beulah this week. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. DeBow are visiting relatives in Kenton this week. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Milner, of Mason Hall, are with relatives here this week. Miss Tullie Singletary, ot Clin ton, Ky., is visiting her cousin. Teresa Talley. Miss Ruth Talley was in' Hick man last week taking the Fulton County examination. Mrs. Pat Allen, of Memphi, Tenn., spent Sunday night with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rickman. - Mrs. A. L, Brevard left Tuesday for Texas to spend several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Steele. Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bixley re-' turned home from Dawson Sunday, where they have been for the past ten days. Misses Laura McGaugh, of Mai den, Mo., and Laura Brown, of Hickman, Ky., are visiting the family of R. D. McGaugb. Miss Mamie Naylor has returned to her home in Hickman, Ky., after spending a few days with her cousin, Miss Carrie Naylor! The meeting at Mt. Zion closed Sunday night with twenty-four ad ditions to the church. Miss Clara McConnell has organized a Junior League at that place with Rufus McConnell, President; Robt. Bar ham. Vice President, and Rachel McMurry, Secretary. Let every one come and help make it interesting. ScRirmtER. .:::::::::;s::::::;;:: sr v ' . m I907S m AU Every account on my books is due Aug. i, 1907, (except a few accounts with parties raising tomatoes for canning factory). If you don't want to be both- () ered with receiving duns, etc., please favor me with a settlement by that date, & And oblige, yours truly, . mmtl U CTMIC Thn f!rftflr UMiiiULL Ih UIUHL, MIC UlUOCI, III WASHINGTON AVE. Phone 180 .::::::::s5::;;:;(g);;;(;(g Bu En f A 7. Marriage Licenses. Willis Fox and Mitfcie D. Pierce. E. C. Willis and Mol Wolf. George Peeler and Ethel nargrove. Walter Davis and Annie Hicks. F. II. Reese and M. M. Dickerson. Perry M. norbert and Eva Elma Hart- Silas Sears and Lulu Berryhill. Aim us Laird and Lizzie Ilatnner. II. A. Fields and I. M. Jackson. ISrode Jones and Beulah Ever ett W. J. Deen and Hiss Zula Murry. R. W. Ifel and Ida L. Head. W. L. Tharp and Ida F. Dotson. W A T NOW is the time to get our SUMMER PRICES on COAL. UNION CITY ICE AND COAL CO. DISTRIBUTORS OP COMFORT. . 4paTelephone Ne. 150.