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0 Drs. Moores & Long,. DENTISTS. E. Church St., Union City . ' : Telephone 144. TT IT Ji flE a T FT T!k FT tr "" KG1AL Drs- Moores & Long, DENTISTS. . E. Church St., Union City Telephone 144.. Union City Commercial, established 1S90 1 ,,,. ... , ' ' , , West Tennessee Courier! established 1897 j Consohdnted September 1. 14,97 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1909. VOL. 18, NO. 18 ! PURIFY YOUR I HARRISONS SARSAPARILLA SOLD ONLY BY Telephone 223 DMUG COMPANY Telephone223 LOOD NOW. Jno. T. Walker, President H. Dietzei Vice President D. N. Walker, Cashier Hunter Elam, Ass't Cash'r THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK Union City. Tennessee ' This Bank was organized, succeeding the Commercial Bank;1 to meet a growing3emand 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 6f conduct. Cash Capital and Surplus: $80,000.00 Stockholders Liability (anil every dollar good) : 60.000.00 . Security for Depositors. -.,.$140,000.00 GROWING DAILY PROSPEROUS CONSERVATIVE Acoounts Solicited from $1.00 Up A- it v -V1 1 '. . 'I,', . . ' 1 1 g' . ........ . Mj y-.j. m-:.rj, r f."SJ -r.:- "J 1 WITH THE BLUE SOX. The Five Scraps With Jackson. 7HY use bunglesome, ill-fitting Spectacles "- and Eye Glasses that detract from your appearance when something neat and nice will not cost you any more? Dr. J. Frank McMichael EYE SPECIALIST Two doors south of First National Bank. UNION CITY, TENN. 350,000 First-Class Slack Locust Sprouts Grown from the seed by J. C JOHNSON and will sell them for fall setting f. o. b. Union City at $3.50, $4.00. $4.50 and $5.00 per thousand, owing to size. They will range in heighth from 8 to 36 inches. Save money by placing your orders with him at once. J. C. JOHNSON 409 E. Cheatham Street : Union City, Tennessee Union City Training School. Established in 1888 Begins its twenty-second session Wednesday, Septem ber 1 st. Prepares students for life and the leading universities. We have one of the finest boarding halls in the South, and those desiring rooms should make application early, as we take only a limited number. Address CM. MATHIS or F. C. AYDELOTT. ThsGommercial, $1,00 a year, and It's Worth It, SEID WADDEL. Did Jackson lot slip the first scrap at Sunny Dell intentionally? Such were the figures scattered abroad at the time, but you can put it down in your note book that the fans still had another consider coming, as the visiting crew couldn't possibly head the locals off in that fatal ninth. Capt'n Pace's men entered the pen with a strong line-up and led by the lad who pitches with a horseshoe in his garments opened up in brilliant style to say the least. It was Connors' day off and he had to depend largoly on the semicircular article in his pocket. The chap concealed his Jeelings, however, behind a batch of twirling labor that wore the full peachy complexion and brought his followers out ahead when the last ditch had been reached and escape seemed impossible. The thrilling melee was copped by a scratch, all the thick and tough labor being smeared on in the final. The pulling-oiit-of-the-hole act was worked twice by Connors, and in both instances it seemed a secure bet that the clan was hopelessly lost. The first tight clamp against the home crew came in the second when the visitors filled the bases with none lost. Although Mike was perfectly aware of the fa that Jie was up against it good and hard, he re fused to wilter and what followed 'was along the stellar line. " The next two were killed and the side retired itself by a pop-up. in connection w ith tins the total ntiuiber of scalps Connors tatp'tur ed were five with almost a like number of assists to accompany. Jackson put upa strong battle behind squaw Ander son and manipulated the willow in fine style. They made their letreat.atisfied with four hits. Callahan was. with 'the teara .in the first round with Jackson and will re niaiu for ike season. lie returns from a long jaunt with the Eedskins. The kid's opening up hi rMepit was leaky and t'umhersoiive, but it is extremely evident that he will soon set matters aright. His hitting and barumiing was good. Like honor was olaimed by Elliott who got a straight One drive through second to high center out oi two times up. Hawes didn't .got strict ly right with his swatting wntil the ninth when the clan craved it most and then he elicited the bingle tha,t won the match. The whole affair, after all has been said, was full of thrills as a pud ding is full of plums and the finish-up was hair-raising. Here is the whole line of dope as it reeled off in that fatal ninth; The score stood 3 to o with all the . favors for the visitors, and the locals crave three formidable runs to carry off the game. Craig was the first man up ;8nd drove one straight off the bat to ;irst. ' With one gone Wright made second and Briggs took the beam. By reselling first lie advanced Wright to third. Second was stolen and Tigue brought in the runner on third and put Brmas in his place by slamming out a clean two-bagger. Connors got a pass and Hawes hit whh the bags full, bring ing in two runners as Piguc had brave ly expired in an attempt to steal home. Anen bunch of unique verdicts .reel ed off by the umpire during the second scran with Jackson, the Blue Sox clan wasn't in it. The decided count was 1 to 3 with the locals claiming the perpen dicular. The deal was Tigue's. The chap and his followers appeared in shaky form. The distinction in making the lonesome! chalk-mark belongs to Elliott whose clean hit coupled with Allan's two-bagger did the work. The direct dope upon the set-to sums up as follows: ' The features of the evening was Al lan's hitting which rotated into three clean ones out of four times up, one of the slams being a two-bagger. Elliott rounded out the day's record by mak ing another safe one. - Taken from a general viewpoint the batting was very poor as the clan per sisted in keeping them up in the air and good bait for the outfield. Pigue ' was slammed pretty fierce and only retaliat ed by striking out ten men. Four er rors of the blood sapping quality were mado. Hinging upon the second contest with the cr5v from Jackson the Blue Sox packed up and pilgrimated down into.the camp of the foe with purpose to enjoy three additional, there making a total of five played and giving the cerulean string to the faction virile enough to pluck three out of the bunch. The first set-to on program in the alien port was under the management of Kid Allan and resulted in a win for the lo cals, score 4 to 3. The tirade held on for ten stanzas with the black-board fig ures standing neck and neck in the tenth when the home side owned the willow. The counting run was mado by Hawes. The fourth battle royal went to the enemy by a score of 2 to 3. In the struggle Mike Connors let slip his first battle this season, while the dan show ed up in spots on a sloppy scale- The course of the fray ran like the rest. Things boiled. The locals took their runs one by one, the condition of affairs being again neck and neck when Jack son took the bat and lot in the winning rush. Four scattered hits were made off Connors. Saturday was another gala day for the Blue Sox tribe. Pigue spread him self m the box, and "the Jackson force only escaped a complete shut-out at his hands by a couple f skeptical wenpiris tiisd decisisons. The concluding count was 3 and 5, the cores falling in the order: U, C B. S. 0 0 10 0 10 13 Jackson. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 The win gave the locals a Hxmus of the five performances, the best three INCREASING V ENTHUSIASM. The Popular Girl Piano Voting Contest Waxing Warm. ALL THOROUGHLY INTERESTED Miss Pace Wins Locket And Chain. Next Premium A Lady's Gold Watch. put of five. Pigue 's high-class work netted him twelve scalps arid ve JucmoHtly emphasized the work of the squad by dealing a good number of safe slams out lo the foe. Eight being the true figures according to reportori cal evidence. Pace's pluggers, however, showed themselves equal to the occasiwu and .retaliated with nine. It was boom ing work all the way round. SHERIFF COMPTON, Henry County Officer May Die of Wound in His Neck Paris, Teuu.., July 18.- Sheriff E. H. Coinpton, of Henry County, was shot here this morning by a prisoner at tempting to escape and is now in a pre carious condition at the county jail, where he was taking his assailant when he received the wound from his own weapon. The officer was called to take charge oi Aioert Jjawson, a negro wno was beating his wife. As the negro showed no disposition to resist, Mr. Compton started to the jail with his prisoner fol lowing but a few steps behind. With out warning and when they had pro ceeded but a short way, the negro at tacked the officer, who is of slight phy sique, from behind, and, securing the Sheriff's pistol, ho fired one shot and fled. The bullet, entering from in front, passed lxytween two important blood vessels on the left side of the neck and lodged low down in the back,, inflicting a wound which may be fatal at any time. The officer fell and a negro woman who witnessed the shoot ing, procured a cot, placed him on it and gave the alarm. Lawson made his escape, going south, and when last heard from was in the neignborhood of Henry, in this county, where he was trailed by hounds. The negro, it is said, was under the influence of cocaine. He has been employed as a street hand by the city here, and is an undersized, broad-shouldered, heav ily made man of about 45 years, with slanting eyes and almost black skin. Mr. Compton is an officer of many years experience, and was elected Sheriff in August, 1908. Much feeling has developed against the negro. Enthusiasm in the popularity contest is increasing daily, and as the time for the close draws nearer, the young ladies are redoubling their efforts. What is more encouraging is the fact their friends are also taking an active part. This is always necessary to the success of a popular contest, and we are glad have them join in the work. Two weeks ending July 17, we of fered a nice gold locket and chain to the young lady turning in the largest list of names, new subscribers, renewals and back subscriptions, by last Satur day night, and Miss Oral Pace was the fortunate contestant. The young lady desires to thank her friends for their loy alty, as do the others who are compet ing for the piano. Our next special premium will be a handsome $25 lady's gold watch, to be given to the young lady sending in the largest list of names, of new subscribers renewals and back subscriptions, from Monday morning, July lit, to Saturday, July 31, at G o'clock p.m. The con test is now reaching the point which is most important to all contestants. We are offering this week ending Saturday evening, July 24", at G o'clock 10,000 extra free votes with every $10 turned in on subscriptions new subscribers, renewals and back subscriptions. Next week ending July 31 the same offer, with the exception tliat the extra free vote will be reduced to 9,000, will be made. The extra free vote will be given to anyone for every $10.00 turned in on subscriptions as stated. The third week the extra free vote will be reduced to 8,000 and diminished 1,000 votes each week until the close of the contest. As we stated this is the most impor tant period of the contest. Everyone can readily see that the vote offered for subscriptions this week is the largest at any time during the contest and tho largest that will be offered. The work done this week will count more than at any other time, and hence it is im portant mat mose contestants wno are really in earnest do their best right now. Next week the extra free vote will be reduced 10 per cent and 10 per cent reduction evcrv week until the close. Xo such free vote having heretofore been offered it is very plainly apparent to everyone that the contest has, although in progress several weeks, just practical- y begun as far as the vote is concerned. Therefore the contestants have a practi- ally even start. Of course there is a dif ference in the vote, but when the vote of each contestant up to last week is compared to the vote she may get this week there is nothing to discourage any one in the contest. A little extra effort this week or next may put anyone of them ahead. That is the reason why it would be useless to publish the stand ing of the contestants. We want to warn contestants and their friends to pay no attention what ever to rumors of resorting to unfair means or conferring special favors to favorites in this contest. "Nothing of the kind will be allowed. The young ladies who get the largest number of votes, which simply means the ones who do the most work, will receive the pianos. The young lady in the city who wins the piano must be the one who gets the largest number of sub scriptions, and subscriptions mean new subscribers, renewals and back sub scriptions. Also the young lady out side of the city who wins her piano must be the one who gets the largest ' number of subscriptions. Absolute fairness must prevail. No votes can be purchased in this contest. There are none to sell at any price to any person. The only way votes may be had is through subscriptions. Girls should remember that votes are what it takes to win these prizes. - One of the pianos is here and can be seen at the Union City Bank & Trust Co. We invite all the girls and their friends, and in fact everybody, to call and see this beautiful piano. The mate to it will be here before the contest closes, so that on the closing date each winner can take her piano home. We are giving all these prizes away as free as water, but the girls who win them must hustle. You cannot expect to win a $400 piano or even a special $25 prize without a little effort Tennessee To Show Corn. . Frank D. Fuller, of Hermitage , Tenn., has been appointed Vice Presi dent for the State of the National Corn Association, an organization of growers who are working for more and better corn in the United States. Mr. Fuller is assistant secretary of the Tennessee State Fair Association and one of the big farmers near Nashville. It is the National Corn Association which is behind the National Corn Ex position which is to be held at Omaha December G to 18, and Mr. Fuller plans to take an exhibit of Tennessee corn to Omaha to .compete for prizes against the corn of other States. A premium list of $50,000 has been offered, some of the trophies being worth $1,000 each. Tennessee has produced on an average of 22.88 bushels of corn per acre for the last ten years. In Iowa where farmers have been selecting seed carefully the' average production per acre for ten years is 33.5 bushels per acre. That Tennessee can do just as well as Iowa is the contention of Mr. Fuller and others, and they will show what is dono on some of the farms where corn is giv en the same care as in Iowa. The "Still Small Voice." The moral of this story may bo that it is better to heed the warnings of tho "still, small voice" before it is driven to use of the telephone. A New York lawyer, gazing idly out of his window, saw a sight in an office ' across the street that made him rub his eyes and look again. Yes, there was no 1 loubt about it. The pretty stenographer was sitting upon the gentleman's lap. The lawyer noticed the name that was lettered on the window and then searched in the telephone book. Still keeping his eye on the scene across the street, he called the gentleman up. In a few mo ments he saw him stai;t violently, and take down the receiver. "Yes," said the lawyer, through the telephone. "I should think you would start." The victim whisked his arm from its former position and began to stammer something. "Yes" continued the lawyer severely, 'T think you'd better take that arm away. Ami, while you're about it, as there seem to be plenty of chairs in the room " The victim brushed the lady from lus lap, rather roughly, it is to be feared. "Who who the devil is this, anyhow?" he managed to sputter. "I," answered the lawyer in a deep impressive voice, "am your con science !" and then he hung up. Everybody's Magazine. London Gossip. "There's some talk, dear boy, about invaders bombarding London." " "When do they propose to Immbard London, old chap?" "If they are at all considerate, they'll lxmibard it in August, when everybody, who Is anybody, will be out of town." A Smart Set Child. "Your little girl gives you absolutely no trouble." "Her time is fully occupied," ex plained the smart set mother. "Sho has to change her doll's gowns four times a day.