Dr$.4 Moores & Long:,
E. Church St., Union City
Drs. Moores & Long,
E. Church St., Union City
V Telephone 144.
V tSSSTSEft SSffiS 112 i ConsoHdated September 1.1897
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1909.
VOL. 18, NO. 10
HARRISON'S SARSAPARILLA SOLD ONLY BY
THE NAILLING DRUG COMPANY
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Jno. T. Walker, President
H. Dietzbl, Vice President
THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK
This Bank was organized, succeeding the Commercial Bank, to
meet a growing demand from the public for greater security and
more conservative methods in banking.
. The management will bestow unusual care in always being able
and ready to" loan reasonable sums at uniform rates to its patrons;
and each one of its sixty local stockholders are individually and
collectively an abiding assurance that courtesy and conservatism
will be its fundamental guide of conduct.
Cash Capital and Surplus. $80,000.00
; Stockholders' Liability (and every dollar good) 60.000.00
Security for Depositors...-, .$140,000.00
GROWING DAILY PROSPEROUS CONSERVATIVE
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WASHINGTON AVENUE j& PHONE 130
That's where you will now find
Our building has just been overhauled, repaired,
repainted, papered, and we can now boast of one of
the neatest, most sightly and cleanest groceries in
all Union City. A visit is requested.
Ask the price on anything you want.
p PHONE 130 j& WASHINGTON AVENUE,
Strictly CASH after February 1. Get
the pay-cash habit, arid not have
v the collectors to worry you.
W. E. WALTERS.
GEORGE B. WILLIS, Manager
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' American and Foreign Marble and Granite Monuments
" Get our prices on all kinds of Cemetery Goods, CurbiDg,
Building Stone, &c. All work finished ir "rst-class style.
VVssi of Semones & Sons' Foundry.
D. N. Walker, Cashier
Hunter Elam, Ass't Cash'r
Opposite Union Depot.
UNION CITY TENN.
Cumberland Presbyterians Get Them
for Legal Battle.
Bentonville, Ark., May 22. As a
result of pledges made to-day a fund in
excess of $10,000 will be at the disposal
of the Legal Board of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, with which to
fight court battles in connection with
the contention of the Presbyterian
Church of the United States that the
property of the Cumberland Church
should go with those members, the
majority of whom amalgamated with
the latter organization several years
Of the amount more than half came
in individual subscriptions. The contri
butions range from one of $500 from
F. E. Allen, of Kichardson, Tex., to
the $5 mite. The amount raised to-day
is exclusive of that already in hand for
Contrary to expectations, the discus
sion of the property question to-day be
fore the General Assembly was brief,
beginning and ending with one address
by Rev. J. L. Hudgins, of Union City,
Tenn., who appealed for the required
funds. Before the noon recess two
thirds of the amount was secured and
to-night as much more was pledged,
bringing the total in excess of amount
asked for. While the greater part of
the responses were for small amounts,
$50 or less, the large number respond
ing made up the total. One aged man
past 82 years and "poor as a church
mouse," it was announced, was assisted
to his feet that he might pledge $25.
The other extreme was reached when a
little girl, not yet in her teens, pledged
her $5. Several Indians in attendance
contributed, one with a check for $100.
An incident in the recording of
pledges which brought the assembly to
its feet and transferred a staid assem
blage into a cheering crowd was the
reading of a dispatch from Judge W. C.
Caldwell, general counsel of the Legal
Board, which announced that the Fed
eral Court in Tennessee had refused to
take jurisdiction in several cases m
which valuable property was the issue
The cheering continued after several
moments, though the contributions
continued and with faster regularity.
This afternoon was given over to the
deliberations of the several committees
To-night a public meeting in the interest
of the Board of Ministerial Relief was
The Woman's Board of Missions con
tinued the business session of their
twenty-ninth annual meeting this after
noon. The next meeting will be
held at Dickson, lenn., the same
place of meeting as the General Assem
bly. Resolutions adopted outlines work
to be taken up during the coming year,
providing for a broader scope and the
appointment of a historian of the
Church and Woman's Board.
SUES HIS ALLEGED WHIFPEBS.
J. M. Reece Files Action Against
Nightriders for $10,000.
Waverly, Tenn., May 23 J. M.
Reece, whipped by Nightriders in this
county last October, has sued the men
recently convicted of perpetrating the
outrages. He asks $10,000 damages of
Walter Gordon, Sam Dickerson, George
Hodge, Charlie Hite, Charles Hopper,
Jim Murrill, Jas. Deviney, Lee Warren,
Walter Warren, Wyatt Cowatt, Henry
Marshall, Wyly Sanders, John Moran
and Frank Estes. These men, on be
ing convicted, were given sentences of
ten days in jail and fined $500 each,
but sentence was suspended until next
term of court.
What Merit Will Do.
Meyer" Bros. Drug Co., St. Louis,
write: "We believe that merit is the
prime factor in creating the demand for
Mendenhall's Chill and Fever Tonic. It
ranks among our best sellers." Sold
on a signed guaranty by the Red Cross
Large Number of Young Ladies
Have Entered Contest.
THE JEWEL BOX AWARD
Popular Girl Piano Contest Promises To Be
An Extraordinary Affair.
The young ladies nominated as con
testants in our popular girl voting con
test have readily understood that the
opportunity to win a splendid $400 pi
ano is a rare one and got busy since
our last issue. The result is that quite
a few of them will win one of the hand
some jewel boxes, one of which will be
given to each young lady bringing or
sending in $10 on subscription by Sat
urday night, May 29.
Remember, however, that the contest
has just opened and that thee is plenty
of time yet for candidates to enter the
race. There will be special prizes offer
ed from time to time during the contest
and all can win one or more even if they
lose the grand prize.
It is easy work and as all right-thinking
people admire enterprise and deter
mination, the girl who displays the
most energy will be the one to secure
the largest amount of assistance and in
fluence. Bear in mind that 500 votes will be
given for every $1.00 in new subscrip
tions and 400 votes for every $1.00 in
renewals or back subscriptions. The
best time of the year to work out of
doors and solicit subscriptions is here
Get busy. f In order to make it easier
to secure subscriptions we will send a
few sample copies of The Commercial
to any list of names you may send to
us. In sending list be sure to get the
right postoffice address of each person.
Get busy, girls! And you young la
dies living in the country should be able
to secure all of your farmer friends as
subscribers and win many prizes.
Remember we are going to give away
two pianos, one to the girl living in the
city and receiving the largest number of
votes, and one to the young lady living
outside of the city and receiving the
largest number of votes.
The nominations to date are as fol
lows: UNION CITY.
Bessie Beck. Bessie Glasscock.
Floy Coble. Mary W. Haydon.
Vallie Field. Mabef Griffin.
Mary Turner. Bess Rowland.
Nora Gardner. Lucile George.
Dautie Pardue. Kathleen Watson.
Guamer Gray. P.uby Smith.
Minnie Pardue. Eura Clark.
Nell Jackson. Leila Reeves.
Cora Adams. Ruth Rowland.
Mattie Temple. Ruth Maveety.
Genevieve Nailling. NinaMaie Wheeler.
Lucile Morris. Mabel Carman.
Pearl Floyd. Beth McConnell.
Kate Mayes. Mary Lou Driskill.
Leila Allen. Ruth Issacs.
Mary Moore. Mamie Worley.
Jessie Killough. Annie Willis.
Ruth Caldwell. Mary Jones.
' UNION CITY, R.F.D. No. 1.
Bessie Harper. Ola Petty.
Mattie Calhoun. Ethel Russell.
Sue Moss. Geraldine Gibson.
Hallie May Akin. Lydia Stone.
UNION CITY, R.F.D. No. 2.
Ruth Whitson. Elaine Mitchell.
Pearl Rone. Ruth Wiley.
Angie Phebus. Marietta Latimer.
Iva Joyner. Laura Mabry.
Bess Whitson. Kenna Compton.
Cora Palmer. Sallie Scott.
Ott Glover. Margaret Whitson.
Myrtle Frazier. Lizzie Glasgow.
Birdie Joyner. Lillian Ferrell.
Lizzie Sanders. Laura Boston.
Kate Turner. Rebecca McKinnis.
Elsie Turner. Annie Phebus.
TROY, R.F.D. No. 2.
Myrtie Flippin. Elsie Tucker.
Ora Brown. Allie Cunningham.
Lela Dyer. Hautie Tucker.
UNION CITY, R.F.D. No. 3.
Grace Caldwell. Ivy Wheeler.
Bessie Douglas. Jennie Preuett.
Fay Hampton. Stella Williams.
Bertha McMinn. Ruby Kersey.
Eloisc McDowell. Anna Wheeler. '
UNION CITY, R.F.D. No. 4.
Verna Holt. Ora Pace.
Virgie Comm. Ruth Talley.
Irene Hale. Annie Beauchanip.
Eugio ( Sallie K. Brevard.
UNION CITY, R.F.D. No. 5.
Birdie Caruthers. Lucile Walls.
Ruth Warterfield. Jessie Whitesell.
Loraine Waddell. Clara Bludworth.
Leona Wood. Lena Powers.
Allie Heflin. Annie Simmons.
Lillian White. Jessie May Bruce.
May Bludworth. Mulla Comm.
Nellie Comm. Arlette King.
Eva White. Myrtle Stanfield.
Annie Simmons. Camille King. t
UNION CITY, R.F.D. No. 0.
Jewel Jonakin. Prather Hamilton.
Elsie Woodfin. Clara Payne.
Frankie Stayley. Ollie Mathews.
Laura Hamilton. Essie Woodfin.
Berta Caldwell. Fannie B. Wilson.
UNION CITY, R.F.D. No. 7.
May Norrid. Ruth Caldwell.
Delia Raybom. Artie Walker.
Ula Belle. Erma Hudson.
Vallie Wilson. Opal Wall.
May Armstrong. Dixie Caldwell.
Leona Hickman. Mora Caldwell.
Harry Crockett. Fay Taylor.
Lottye Bennett. Elsie Brice.
Hattie Clark. Hallie Latham.
Nellio Nichols. Marguerite Pressly,
Tautie Turnage. Gertrude Nichols.
Bessie Joyner. Dora Maxwell.
Nezzie Stovall. Lula Harrison.
Maud Watkins. Addie Andrews.
Lucile Farrier. Emmie Norton.
Nannie Bowman. Etta Taylor.
Martha Wilson. Thelma Cloar. I
Louie Smith. Lucy Bowman.
Corinne Clark. Minnie Curry.
TROY, R.F.D. No. 1.
TROY, R.F.D. No. 3.
Nora Caldwell. Esther Garrison.
Vallie Wilson. Edith McAnally.
Martha Wade. Eudora McCaw.
Mary E. Harris, Verna Callicott.
Jessie Callicott. Hattie M. Clem
Edna Clark. mons.
Agnes Palmer. Aletha Bonner.
Eunice Shore. Glennie Palmer.
Volla Taylor. Sadie Fry.
Fleda Pruitt. Rosa Huff.
RIVES, R.F.D. No. 1.
Sallie Carter. Goldie Alexander.
Fannie Milner. Vesta Davis.
RIVES, R.F.D. No. 2.
Lela Thorn. Dora Callicott.
Kate Kirkmap. Myrtle McCree.
Carrie Callis. Grace Irvine.
Lyda Clark. Ruth Callicott.
Lela Buchanan. Mary Cunningham.
Mary Buchanan. AnnieCunningham.
Bonnie Polk. Bessie Wicker.
Leida Thornton. Anna Bess Morris.
Lillie Moultrie. Nannie Foote.
Irene Forester. Annie Ogilvie.
Ruth Brown. Beulah Lovell.
Maida Garrett. Annie Moi Albright.
OBION, R.F.D. No. 2.
Ruth Morris. Vera Erwm.
Virginia Holmes. Lee London.
Dixie Carroll. Elsie White.
Pauline Jones. Lela B. Fullerton.
Marie McAnally. Mary Tull.
Ludie Adkins. Mattie Sanders.
Pauline Smith. Lida Bell Carroll.
KENTON, R.F.D. No. 5.
Ollie Harris. Bessie Board.
Vera M in ton. Beatrice Wilson.
Myrtle Jackson. OcieFord.
Ollie Harris. Johnnie Hazle wood.
TERRELL, R.F.D. No, 1.
Eva Shipp. Allie Cnttendon.
HICKMAN, KY., R.F.D. No. 1.1
Dula Gray. Lillie Williams, -v
Willie Ingram. Elma Ray.
HICKMAN, KY., R.F.D. No. 5.
Dora Howard. Lela Williams.
Nellie Lee Escue. Vira Howard.
HICKMAN, KY., R.F.D. No. 3.
ELBRIDGE, R.F.D. No. 1.
Emma Bradshaw. Emma Thompson.
ELBRIDGE, R.F.D. No. 2.
Odena Boone. May Luker.
Ida Davidson. Sadie Cunningham.
HORNBEAK, R.F.D. No. 1.
Cumberlands Beat the Northern Pres
In the United States Court yesterday
morning Judge McCall dismissed the
suit of Robert P. Stewart and others
against W. W. Mitchell and others, up
on the ground that he had no jurisdic
tion in the matter. The suit was filed
by non-resident members of the Pres
terian Church, U. S. A., at Greenfield,
Tenn., in which it was sought to enjoin
members of the Cumberland Presbyte
rian Church at that place from interfer
ing with possession of property valued
For the same reason's Judge McCall
also dismissed the suit of C. M. Ross
and other non-resident members of the
Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., at Sa
vannah, against Robert Hurst and other
members of the Cumberland Presbyte
rian Church at that place.
The court held that since the interests
of the non-resident members of the
church as plaintiffs were evidently iden
tical with one set of defendants within
the State, the federal court should not
assume jurisdiction, and the case was a
proper matter for the State Courts to
decide. He accordingly denied the in
junctions asked in both cases and order
ed them dismissed.
The filing of both, suits last month
followed a decision of the Tennessee Su
preme Court, by which it was held the
union of Presbyterian Church with the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in
May, 1906, was invalid. Cumlxnland
members, at that time opposed to the
union, asserted they would take steps to
gain possession of church property oc
cupied by the unionists. The suits were
intended to forestall such a move on the
part of the Cumberland forces.
The absence of attorneys caused the
indefinite postponement of arguments
in the Court Avenue Presbyterian
Church suit, in the United States Court
this morning. The suit was filed re
cently by the Court Avenue Presbyte
rian church, U. S. A., of Kentucky,
against the First Cumberland Presbyte
rian Church of Memphis, and others, ,
and sought to restrain the defendants
from interfering with the plaintiff 's pos
session of the church property.
The filing of the suit followed the in
corporation of the Court Avenue Church
under the laws of Kentucky. Satur
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