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v-. -rXr 0 o 4 ' ' . o , c - O : I Nai o tl tl o Ceiser Hardware Company o 0 0 0 o 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 New. Goods --Tine .Latest Styles and nr 0 0 0 IS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cut G We have the largest and most up-to-date line in town. Prices That Will if i ij Soil You. SILVERWARE WE HAVE THE GOODS. Knives and Forks, Tea and Table Spoons, Oyster Forks, Pie Knives, Ladles, Cold Meat Forks and other things. Prices Never Known Before Hand Painted China As fine and pretty as you can find anywhere. What you want is the goods and prices. We Have Tliem, Mj!? - 3. ; Rochester Silver Nickel Ware the Goods that Never Wear Out COME TO OUR STORE AND LET US SHOW YOU. Mall ti nig -K Phone 27 eiser naraware Successors to li. Dietzel. Com party Phone 27 o o 0 o o O O O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 '0' 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GREETING. Famous Old Cities. The Commercial is very dad of J- C. Reynolds, this city, J. R the opportoDity the occasion offers Rodgers, St. Louis, "and one of the a Avtfi.nl tn its rmtrnns and friends eauois ot mis paper iciuri.cu oat ii ., V . , . urday from their annual pilgrimage oil rural. 4 ho n i t it onM Kniintre I " r e e lr 1 r- VniTA ViAfWl 1Tft1lf r ? Y A Httfl rvari- I J . 6 The famous old Southern cities erous during the year, lenient with ith th . Guaintne88 and orifrl'nai. I-. i i " our lauits, giving us creuu ior our ,ty are in many respects very little efforts wbers they deemed us changed, yet a vision has come over worthy, and extending us a friend- their dreams and the star of empire lv hand in due season. For all lis moviner Southward. The line ot this courtesy and kindness we ex- demarcation was ushered in with tend our heartfelt thanks and an- the present century. Alongside of preciation. The Commercial has endeavored to do its duty as a newspaper to disseminate the local news, to treat public ques tions honestly and conscientiously, as the light comes to us, to accord others with the same motives. We have been criticised in these ef forts, but there is the consolation of knowing that criticism is not the time-worn buildings, standing like aged sentinels of a glorious past, and in striking contrast, rise the towering monarchs of the new age, the magnificent product 01 American genius. The visitor is strangely 1m pressed. There is a mingled feeling of regret bouyed up with a rational pride a profound reverence for the old customs and ideals, for the always offered in a spirit of fair- chivalry of its knighthood and the DOSS I J wutuauuuuui x u v aao This paper has no desire and has nff ol the old days is not, how ... . . .. .... 4 rru finniiK bnnm no w tab-on n r tho vci, lYiiuuuituiiiucuoauuu, iucic m . .1 ar tli fiirrna rtf a Krillianf future i it.. i i ti Tisiwie ana sweeping in me tudDc orrninar annthAf and ivo hfllTA thA 1 c a o " -, . . . but there is also vouchsafed a re poraries to believe that they are pine88 of iu people and a 8aeguard puonsneu upon me same nign of their traditions. plane. The papers have been ex- The pilgrims landed in Mobile ceedingly generous and fair to us. for a few hours stay and then jonr Thfiv have never nuestioned our neved to New Orleans. It was here tuai we saw tne oia ana tne new in greater and more infinite variety. Driving from the wharf on the Mississippi in a touring car along the wide stretch of Canal street are innumerable sights of the great cotton export center. First the quaint old buildings with the U. S. mint to the rear and the custom house ahead, passing the more pre tentious quarters, including the well known Godshaw establish ment, to the D. II. Holmes & Co. (limited) magnificent department stores, having a lobby in front and a mammotn glass display case as large as a country store, the eyes begin N to ascend the new sky scrapers, among which are the Maiaon-Blanche department stores (in course of construction) and the Denescbaue and Grunewald hotels. motives, and to them as well as others we extend our thanks. But with the new year we waive all differences and with malice to ward none and charity for all we wish you, one and all. a year of liAnlt-lt o ri A Via rr neaoa rortr very Happy New Year, and all that it portends. Squire Smith Bitters, who has decided to locate in Blue Goose Bottom ask us the other day to let him sleep in our sanctum till he got settled down. In a evil mo- ment we agreed, and the next rooming we noticed that the only iug we had was empty and the squire looked as is he had swaller- eu his boots. We called attention to the fact that the licker was gone, and the squire explained to us that we must have left the cork nut of the iug.Blue Goose Ban- Excavations are also being made ner in Com. Appeal. for another skyliner to be called the Audubon hotel. Thus the bus iness section gradually merges in to the lodging houses, courthouse, Charity Hospital, and then the beautiful homes of the wealthier class. Here is the charm of the Crescent city. Rich, expansive lawns, per ennial green carpets and foliage, stately palms in all their pristine grace and luxurious magnolias, lit tle wonder it is that the South abounds in legend and song. Speeding along we reach the city of the dead, and over the canal is Metteirie cemetery, once a famous race track. Here repose the re mains of Gen. Albert Sidney John son in a vault with a bronze eques trian statue overhead. Here also are many of the city's illustrious and wealthy remains in expensive marble tombs. At the entrance, however, there is a tall shaft tow ering high above its neighbors This monument belongs to Dan Moriarty, an Irishman noted ehiefly for having accumulated money and built a monument. Dan is not dead vet, and an Irish limb of the law informed us that Dan came from St. Louis when a lad with his hair sticking through his hat and un shod. Dan peeled potatoes and timid speculators. Finally he con tracted tor a thousand sacks of cof fee and Dan was a rich man. Dan was married to his second wife. His first wife was as broad as she was long. She was buried at St. Patrick's. "There wasn't enoof iv her lift to move." The b rencn cuet is tne best in the world and entertainment in New Orleans is unexcelled. The hotels, the restaurants, the theatres are noted. The Tulane and the Crescent are twin theatres built alike, side by side. They stand to the rear of a business halt of the block and face a wide-paved cov ered alley. The approach is through a lobby which comprises an arcade. At the Tulane we saw Ethel Bar- rymore, now a noted beauty and an motional actress of some repute. Years ago the writer saw beras an ingenue in short skirts. My, how she had grown in mold and art. As Sara says "She has ze divine pas- stone. The first grand opera in the United States was given at the old French Opera House, which is one of the landmarks of theatrical and social affluence in the old days. In the Orphem, the vaudeville, we saw, among others, Paul Barnes in his tramp sketch. Paul has an um brella he raised from a parasol When the New Orleans authorities prohibited kissing in the parks Paul said that the young people began to cast about for a new loca tion. The I. C. depot a lucky chance. Thev kissed eroiner and coming. They kissed the trains in, they kissed them out. An old maid kissed Paul and said that she was due at 10 o'clock every day. New Orleans, by all means, if you care for a few days outing. Jason emoyed the touring car demonstrations, so did his friends Red enjoyed the trip in the ele vator, so did the friends. Swellest line of hand painted par lor tables at Bell Furniture Co. W. H. Cook. Sad news was the intelligence which reached this city Wednesday of the death of W. H. Cook, Super intendent of Public Instruction of Obion County. Mr. Cook died at the home of his brother, R. F. Cook, at Vefdon, Okla., whither he went a few weeks ago for his health. W. H. Cook was born near Hick man about 42 years ago, and spent the greater portion of his life as a teacher in the schoolroom some years ago at Woodland Mills and later at Rives as Principal of the Rives Graded School, one of the county's foremost and best institu tions of learning. Here his health began to fail. Pie was afterwards elected Superintendent, making most excellent official and doing .everything in his power, but his health continued to decline. He went to at. lnomas Hospital in Nashville and thence to Oklahoma where his father and brother are located, none too soon, for death Meant No Harm. was soon to end bis career. A man T. J. Ogilvie writes us from Obion of the broadest type, of intelligence that we have done him an injustice and moral courage, he was as gentle in our statements concerning tne las a child. None stood higher in the verdict of the Ogilvie-Wilson dam-1 esteem and affection of the people age suit in saying that it was prac-jthan Cook. By virtue of merit he tically a verdict for W. M. Wilson. I took his place as one of our fore- Mr. Ogilvie says that the verdict in most instructors, and his ability substance convicts defendant, Mr. found, unsought, many important Wilson, of slander as charged in I places for its usefulness in the edu the bill and vindicates complainant. Icational work of the State. As far as we are concerned there there is no desire on our part to do either Mr. Ogilvie or Mr. Wilson an injustice. The jury assessed the damages at one dollar, which re- W. H. Cook was a Mason, an Elk, a member of the Baptist Church, and all these were honored with his name. A man among men he was, kind, quires the complainant to pay the gentle and ttrong, his name will be costs. Now we are' perfectly will- forever linked with the best history ing for it to stand that way and let of his country. The remains were interred at Verdon, Okla. the public draw their own conclu sions, ana in view ot me xacis we hereby waive anything we have said on the subject. Neither Mr. Ogil vie nor we have any right after the verdict is given to 6ay that the jury did not intend to render such a ver dict, nor that Mr. Ogilvie s wit nesses should be vindicated and Mr. Wilson's witnesses discredited. The facts as they are brought out and the verdict is all we have any right to proclaim, and if we have mistated them we are willing to make the corrections and do so wil lingly. Christmas Trees. The yuletide was duly observed by a number of the churches in re membering the children of the Sun- day schools aud the children of the poor with timely and generousgifta. At the Cumberland Presbyterian Church the occasion was accom panied with exercises as follows: ' Song, "All Hail the Power." Invocation. Scripture reading and prayer. Song, quartette by Messrs. Hudg- ins and Lovelace and Misses Jones and Reeves. Cantata, "A Gipsy Christmas." The decorations were appropri ate. There were two large trees, a fireplace and chimney built of candy boxes filled with candy The presents were distributed by Santa Claus, assisted by Dr. Joyner. At the First Christian Church a very large and nicely decorated treeL was abundantly filled with presents. The occasion was pre faced by a suitable talk from the pastor, Rev. Castleberry, and with out further ceremony the distribu tion began by Santa Claus. At the Methodist and the Baptist Churches the children were also lib erally remembered and thus the holidays in Union City were doubly welcome to them. Use Sunshine Flour. None better Holiday Fares. Spend the holldavs at, hnm(. T1.a. duced fare via. Mobile &OI1I0 R. It. Apply to M.&O. Ticket Apents for . Compromised. The $5,000 damage suit, pending before the Court of Civil Appeals case of Mrs. Harris Partin versus corporation of Union City has been compromised for $4,000. The compromise was made under the advice of attorneys in order to fore stall the chances ot remanding the case for a new trial and the costs which would necessarily accrue. Swellest line parlor furniture ev er at Bell Furniture Co. j A. N. DIU, Fine Pianos and Organs FOR SALE OR RENT Oil EASY TERMS Phone 505 Union City, o O O .o s v4 0 J