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wMl Tfinw Courier, efshlithed 1.7. j Consolidated September 1. 1337.
VOL. 17, NO. 27
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"3OvP-r.- v!rr?r o tt VVO ira O CfcF 2Inf I rfO to e North Fork of the Obion the "Reel
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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. :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: -
telephone; ioo-
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a dainty lunch in a small list of seven.
Fancy the splendid banquets awaiting you
in the long list of our
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. "
Two Wagons Two Phones 66 and 462
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housands of Visitors Go
the Gates Wednesday.
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.
H PARTinill AO Y Y umuccT 3
1 people ."Tip -Top"
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
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.
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
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. ' 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
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.
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