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i DENTISTS. ! E. Church St., Union City i Telephone lit. DENTISTS.- ;,! E, Church St., Union City j f Telephone 144. ! ! i " ! j V I 7 i 'Dion City Commercial, ettaht1bt lWI. ai.K i nwt wMl Tfinw Courier, efshlithed 1.7. j Consolidated September 1. 1337. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1907. VOL. 17, NO. 27 I I n liiUj ti "3OvP-r.- v!rr?r o tt VVO ira O CfcF 2Inf I rfO to e North Fork of the Obion the "Reel , vivvoo w a WU1U V.U1UI ty's best known drug store. The place where they all go when it can't be found anywhere else. Everybody knows of the "Red Cress." If vou ever buy drugs go to the "Red Cross" Drug Store. :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: - ( ;0 CROSS UG,STO: WATSON c KIM2EY, PROPS. telephone; ioo- r 'W f V'-' t.i w re "i r 1 COMFORT HERE'S THE MAKINGS OF a dainty lunch in a small list of seven. Fancy the splendid banquets awaiting you in the long list of our FINEST GROCERIES. Fragrant Coffees and Teas, high-grade Flour, purity in Baking Powder, Canned Goods, Jams, Ketchups, etc. All the best, at trade " winning prices. Our counters are patronized, by housekeepers who appreciate two things Groceries of quality at Saving prices. " W. L. WHITE Two Wagons Two Phones 66 and 462 OUR FAIR. TU 1 ' t . i in housands of Visitors Go the Gates Wednesday. ough Largest Crowd in Years Airship Draws Immense Throng Frank Dudley at Opera House and Entertainments Everywhere. The Fourth Annual, Meeting of the West Tennessee Fair Association opened at Union City Wednesday morning with hundreds of school children and thousands of visitors entering the grounds. It was an ideal fall day, the atmos phere cool and like the air from the mountains. The sun came out strong and .by noon it was comparatively warm. Happy faces, smart frocks and good humor prevailed every where. Many of the exhibits had been placed and arranged the day before. It was the greatest fair opening ever remem bered to be seen in Union City. We go to press early, hoping to give the readers a graphic account of the doings next week. mnimminminmflinimnwnmnHnmninmimfiHmn H PARTinill AO Y Y umuccT 3 1 people ."Tip -Top" I . PREFER f HIGHEST PATENT 'I. FLOOR. 1 3 Theatrical. Prank Dudley, with probably the tror.jrcst supporting company of btcllar career, put in appear-, acc last Monday night at Key- olds Opera House iu-i-bill entitled A Modern Galatea." , Mr. Dudley -i l "Mitis Cora Belle Bonnie are i time favorites in Union City, t to forget Mf. Blethen in his !-,;r;ictor parts. Others may have rr preferences, but we prefer Dudley in a play of the romantic . I'rama type, suxh as The Trades mco, one of hi'first productions in Union City. In this class of work , e have something clean healthy ,i t hk.xble, and with sucha back ti.l as the support led byMr.Ble . ' a it teemed to be the best. This 1 1 f a play carries us back to ,!i attractions as "Rosemary" Viith John Drew, "Heartsease" with Henry Miller and "A Bachelor's Ueuiance" with Sol Smith Russell us tne leaaingf roies. vvaai anicc r r janic u part for Miss Bonnie would be Dorothy Cruikshank to .Mr. Dudley's Sir Jasper, and what .: hne settUig for Mr. Blethen would w Prot. Jograr -, Then in "A 1 bachelor's Romance" v,t fine op portunities for such a cast as Mr. Dudley has, and what a magnifi r at Eric Temple in "Heartsease" Mr. Dudley would make. But these performances under different jivirenments might have left .alto gether another flavor. Perhaps Mr. Dudley's repertoire is more popular with the masses, and after h;1 the -people are the judges and robably the safest guides. In -A Modern Galatea" Mr. Dud 'eyelid -otne nice comedy work, as v'i naid before with a splendid eup- "tiijj enst. 'Che entire perform e was even ami smooth, with a : : for details not usual for a; , ;an?-v't!:iing this ciiy. "-'The; play was lull ot snap and. humor of the refreshing kind. The audience was the largest ev' er seen in the opera house. The S. R. O. sign was out early in th evening and late comers were com pelled to decorate the walls. It y was, indeed, a compliment to Mr Dudley and company on their re turn to Union City, whose welcome here grows warmer year by year. Tuesday's niffht bill was "The Power of Truth." a play of a seri ous tpe, which was also well done and heartily received. On Wednesday night the play was "Because She Loved Him So," and on Friday night the bill is to be 'Polly Primrose," with Miss Bon nie in the title role. , . Columbus 2; Union City 1. Notwithstanding the fact that the home boys returned from Col umbus last Friday with the small end of the scftre, they report a fine game ot ball ana a nice time. At the end of the ninth inning both teams had failed to score and not until the last half of the. eleventh inninof was the game decided. The feature of the, game was the long ntiuine: catch ot Johnson, our fast ceutet- fielder. Following is score by inniners; ; R Union City 0 0000000010 I Columbus 0 000000001 12 Batteries: Union C.'ty, Pique and Callahan; Columbus, iCeiser, Stan ley and Wilson. v " A Nice Window. The window decoration made by Rome Barker in Morgan-Verhine Co.'s building is a beauty. There are shoa a number of nice pieces of clothing and other articles. The background is made of new corn on the stalk with a floor of hay and a large, juicy pumpkin placed here and there. The design and en semble are altogether fine. Mrs. Compton. Mrs. Nancy J. Compton, after an illness of several monthsdied at her home in this city Monday night, Sept. 23, 1907; aged 82 years. Mrs., Compton was born. in Mar shall County, near Cornersville and moved to Obion County in 1886. Mr. Compton, her husband, was killed while engaged in business at a saw mill in Giles County, in 1860, and the widow was left with three sons and six daughters. v At the beginning of the civil war two brothers enlisted in the army Al mus D. and Jefferson M. Compton, the latter returning to go West, where he died, Catron Compton remained in Ob'ton County and the only surviving son. Two daughters also survive Mrs. Lizenby, oS this city, and Mrs. Lovell, of Texas. Mrs. Compton was , for many years a member ot tne JrTesoy- terian Church, and like the moth ers of old she was a tower of strength and usefulness. God fear, ing, pure in mind and spirit, strong in attachments and devotions, ner membry is a blessing to loved ones who survive. Funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. E. L. .Watson and the remains were taken to Beech for burial. Voting Contest. W. L. liar and John G. Catlett, of Henderson, Ky., are in the city arranging for a voting contest to be offered by1 the merchants of Un ion City and published in the city papers. The premium will be a fine piano which will be on exhi Dinon nere in a nay or two in one of the business houses. The con test is conducted by the Mercantile Advertising Co., of Henderson, with Messrs. Uar and Catlett as representatives. The particulars will be announced this week, the voting" to begin at once. ' Died at Polk. Wm. Ragan, aged about 65 years, died of dropsy of the heart at his home at Polk Sunday night, Sept. T 1QIY7 Mr. Ragan was a resident of the Wolverine neighborhood in the vi cinity of Polk most of his life. He was a farmer and dealer in horses and mules, beine a very fine judge of horseflesh. He was well known and had many friends. Deceased leaves a family consisting of two son3 and two daughters Thos.. Wm., Mrs. Cook, Obion County, and Mrs. Trigg, of Illinois. The remains were interred at, Troy. Prayer and Praise Service. At Presbyterian Church, North First Street, next Sabbath, 29th inst., at It a. m. All are cordially nvited to attend. Diedaf Obion. Jas. Erwin, one of the best known men in the southern end of the county, died of congestion at his home in Obion Sunday night, Sept. 22. 1907. Mr. Erwin was born and reared in the county, an honored, esteemed and worthy citizen. He was for many years engaged in agriculture and took a great interest in schools and public affairs. He served his district in many ways, and was re garded as one qualified by nature and acquirements for the duties and responsibilities that must be borne by the citizen in behalf of nis community. Mr. mrwin was 55 years of age and leaves a widow and four children. He was a mem ber of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and constant in his relig. ious devotions, i tie remains were laid to rest at Mt. Zion. Services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Cal houn. & AND THERE IS A REASON FOR IT. : 3 . i . - g1 . ' Through the West Tennessee Fair Associ- - 3 j ' ';:- ciatiorwe have offered three' special premi- 2 urns: Ten Dollars for the best Loaf Cake 3 HE made from "Tip-Top" Flour; for the sec- 3 ond bestx a barrel of "Tip-Top" Flour; g for the third best, a half-barrel of "Tip- Top" Flour. It's for sale ' by all good 5E good grocers and by us at our First street 5 r warehouse 'and office building when your 5 grocer wont furnish it. V Respectfully, Hardy Grain Company 1 Telephone No. 7.-BESafc. 3 liiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiaiaiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiuiiiiuiiiiil Moved. Wallace" W. Moore has moved his jewelry, watches, clocks, silver ware, etc., into the building former ly occupied by R. Polk as a drug store. The room has been painted and papered and put in first-class shape, new cabinets have been in stalled, together with new cases and other nice fixtures. Mr. Moore has been assisted in the arrange ment by Mrs. Moore and the effect is wonderfully attractive. Wallace W. Moore now has one of the most attractive business bouses in the city. . - , Daynea-Kitrell. On Sunday, Sept. 23, at the borne of the bride in Farmers Valley, Humphreys County. Tenn., A. J. Haynes and Miss Whitney Kitrell were united in marriage. ; The rites were solemnized by Riv. Kirk.' :":' : ', Mr. Haynes is one of the' stock holders and salesmen of .the Union City Hardware Co., a young man of fine character and good business habits. We presume that his bon ny bride is no less popular and that she is a charming young woman. Mr. and Mrs. Haynes have return ed from Middle Tennessee this week and at an early date will be house keeping in Union City. . Sherry's Working World." Sherry's Working 'World is on exhibition at the fair this week. This wonderful mechanical produc tion was exhibited here Bome years ago and since then has been im proved. It is not too much to say that it was the most ingenious and remarkable production of the kind ever exhibited in this locality and hundreds are visiting it with pleas ure and profit during the fair. It will not be a part of the regular fair exhibit, of course, but the ad mission fee is so small that all will be able to see and enjoy it. , For Alderman, J. C. Burdick authorizes us to an nounce that he is a candidate for Alderman to be voted for the first Saturday in January, 1908, and that in making the race he is pos itively not allied with any faction and that he is running as a citizen of Union City, and pledges his beat efforts in the discharge of the du ties and responsibilities of the of fice. We want to add that Mr. Burdick is one ot our best business men and a citizen who takes the greatest pride in our public affairs and in all kinds of public enterprise. He is fairminded, honorable, ac commodating and will give his closest attention to these things, taking the utmost pains and care with evervbodv's interests alike. We take pleasure in presenting Mr. Burdick's name to the voters. .Ho for the Fair. This is about the sorriest issue of The Commercial since the pres ent managers took charge, but we feel that we can be excused, having never before neglected a single issue to take advantage of holidays, not excepting Christmas. Next week we go to press as usual with a full quota of news service. Get the pay cash habit, it's best, i Dahnke's Cafe. Night School. , Begtnning Oct. 1 we will open a night -class at our school rooms over the Union City Bank and Trust Co. in . Telegraphy, Type writing and Stenography. Thia will give those who cannot attend in the day a chance to complete the courses. We will be glad for those who wish to attend the night ses sion to call on us early as we are anxious to arrange a large class for this work. Now is the time to enroll, as we can place many more operators than we can get to take the course. Yours verv trulv. Morris School or Telegraph. Eeview Club. ' The Review Club will hold its first meeting for the approaching season next Tuesday afternoon promptly at 3 o'clock with Mrs. John Bell. ' All members s re ured to bt on time. I ' r ' mm L HOWARD. THT(rwyr A 1ID u - IV i, fx 7. i x h xv ' U J J : I t (Successors to YV, C. Reynolds Ci Sons.) , TTO :rfrTUT.Tf'TiT (T4 mi f. i-i 1 I 9 rve you atthe fair Grounds &h wzdi under the Band Sfe . 1 I u f if f V? i : v., ... i i Two Delivery Wagons. One Phone 1 -4-.