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DENTISTS.' E. Church St., Union City, - Telephone 144. Drs. Moores. & Long:, DENTISTS. E. Church St., Union City Telephone 144. Union City Commercial, established 1!90 ( ,;,i,j .,,,.. 1 nm West Tennessee Courier! established 1S97 j ConsMated September 1, lb97 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1909. VOL. 18, NO. 21 rrr , i nib C3 nunc LL Dr. J. Frank McMichael EYE SPECIALIST Two doors south of First National Bank. AT OFFICE DAILY. UNION CITY, TENN. Trenton, Twin., May 10, 1909. On Jiinury 25 I consulted Dr. J. Frank McMichael, Eye Specialist, of Union City, about my eyes. I had been suffering dreadfully with headache and nervous ness for several years and had been wearing glasses for four years without relief. Dr. McMichael said the trouble was astigmatism of the eye and adjusted special glasses for me, also fogged my eyes. The headache disappeared immediately and I was able to make an average of one hundred in all my studies the first month, something I had never been able to do before. Now my eyes feel perfectly well without glasses. MISS KOSA METZ. Jno. T. Walker, President H. Dietzel, Vice President D. N. Walkeu, Cashier Hunter El-am, Ass't Cash'r THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK Union City, Tennessee 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 Accounts Solicited from $1.00 Up EARLY PRIMARY WANTED. Call for a Meeting of the Democratic Executive Committee. In view of the fact that a petition has been presented to me by a large majority of the candidates for county offices re questingthat the committee be called to gether for the purpose of re-considering the time for holding the county pri mary election, and in view of the fact that personal appeals have been made to me by a number of Democrats from different sections of the county to the same effect, I hereby call a meeting of said committee to be held at the court house in Union City, . in the county court room, at 1 o'clock on Saturday, August 14, 1909, to consider the propo sition above referred to. The petition mentioned is published below. This August 9, 1909. O. Spradlin, Chairman. SPECIAL The great demand of the pub lic nowadays is for pure food in a sanita,ry manner. Take sliced , meats ham, bacon, dried beef, porkloin, sausage, etc. You can cook them slightly or not at all, and you want to be sure that they are the best cuts, not the odds and ends of meat thrown into a jar, and that they are handled as little as possible. Realizing this, I have installed an AMERICAN SLICING MACHINE. This marvelous invention cuts slices the right thickness, without handling. I use only the best cuts and can still give you more slices for the same money than you can se cure otherwise. Call and see it; you will be interested. Telephone T J WHTTIT Telephone T T JLV M.M.M. JL W 66 462 That Cool Place where they all go in Summer Ice Cream Sodas and Sherbets. Go where they all go and get the best. Our Motto QUAi-ITY Our Motto Quick service and we never fail to please. DAHNKE'S Give us a trial. Phone 109. THE COMMERCIAL IS DOING ITS BESTS To the Chairman of the Democratic Ex ecutive Committee of Obion County: We, the undersigned candidates for the various county offices of Obion County, hereby petition and ask you to call a meeting of the Democratic Executive Committee for the purpose of reconsidering the time of holding the county primary and to set the time at a date earlier; and we by this means do not in any way desire to evade or ignore any part of the now primary law passed by the last General Assembly. This 9th day of August, 1909. G. W. WoRLEY, J. Chapel, C. S. Talley, J. M. CilAMHERS, A. J. Lawson, J. F. HOLLOWAY, T. J. Easterwood, H. M. Golden. IS YOUR BABY SICK BAD BOWELS-TEETHING GIVE IT WARE'S BABY POWDER AND IT WILL GET WELL. ASK T. J. BONNER (& SON RIVES, TENN. Fulton Items. Mrs. Hythen Brown, the beloved wife of Love Brown, died at her home near town last week after a brief illness. De ceased was but 17 years old and had been married only a year. She is sur vived by her husband and a two-weeks old babe. Interment occurred at Sandy Branch churchyard. Miss Flora Laws and William Tuck er, of rauuean, were quietly married here at the home of Justice J. T. Fu trell. They returned to Paducah, where they will reside. Miss Ara Walls and Nancil Roach, a popular young couple of this place, were married here last. Wednesday, Rev. Mr. Stewart, of Martin, said the ceremony. Miss Lena Powers and Horace M. Wilson were quietly married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Powers, in Harris. The bride formerly lived in South Fulton and has many friends here who will be surprised to learn of her marriage. Simon Thacker, a well known citizen of this place, died last Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ford, in Dukedom, Tenn. Death was due to paralysis. Burial occurred last Wed nesday at Good Springs. Sherman Thacker, a son of the deceased, is trav eling in the West and all efforts to com municate with him have so far failed. -Moainiercial, $1.00 a year, and It's Worth It, COUNTY FARMERS INSTITUTE Wednesday, August 18, 1909. Address, John Thompson, Commis sioner of Agriculture. Horticulture, Prof. C. A. Keffer, Knoxville, Teuu. Social Side of Farm Life, Rev. J. L. Hudgins. The Present Condition of Clover Dis ease Experiments, Prof. S. M. Bain, Knoxville. Tenn. ' Organization of Live Stock Associa tions, May Overton, President State Live Stock Association. The Relation of Soil Moisture to Crop Production, Prof. C. H. Lane, Knoxville. Tenn. Address, II. A. Morgan, Director Tennessee Experiment Station. Delegates will be selected at this meeting to attend Division Institute, which meets at Jackson, Tenn., Sep tember 1, 2, 3, 1909. BUY COMPANY'S INTEREST. J. P. Verhine Now Owns the Morgan Mercantile Interests. Last week, just before leaving for the markets to buy dry goods and mercan tile supplies for the coming seasons, J. P. vhine acquired by purchase the Morgan mercantile interests in the en tire stock of dry goods, clothing, fur nishings, hats, shoes, notions, carpets, etc., conducted under the name of the Morgan-Verhine Company. Under the new ownership, however, the name and style ofthe company will be retained and the business will be continued as heretofore without interruption or vis ible change of any kind. Some years ago, not more than six or seven, J. P. Verhine bought an interest with the late Jas. R. Morgan and the Morgan-Verhine Company was formed, including other company interests. Mr. Morgan, who was a successful mer chant, was necessarily absent on ac count of ill health, and it depended up on Mr. Verhine to direct the fortunes of the enterprise. How well he has succeeded the latest investment shows. Formerly the stocks were divided into three separate buildings. Mr. Verhine soon discovered that the system then in use was inconvenient, inexpedient and far more expensive than the same amount of business should be handled. He therefore disposed of one of the buildings and consolidated the other two into one large salesroom, with de partments as heretofore, but within easy reach or view from any part of the house, and therefore subject to better system and management. The stock was displayed to better advantage with improved plate glass cases and cabinets and everything so arranged as to make the house more attractive as a shopping center. The result has been that the company has enjoyed a very large and profitable business, culminating in the sale last week to the president and manager, Mr. Verhine. Cheap Protection From Lightning.' Washington, Aug. 6. Prof. Henry, of the Weather Bureau, in a bulletin just issued, entitled "Cheap protection from Lightning," declares that more attention should be given the subject as 800 people are killed, twice as many injured and immense amount of proper ty destroyed by lightning every year, Prof. Henry shows how lightning rods that are "inexpensive, yet effective," may be put up by anybody. The fol lowing is his list of necessary materials: Enough galvanized iron telegraph wire to serve as the rod, a pound of galvanized staples to hold the wire in a place. A few connecting teas and a pound of aluminum paint. "While iron is not so good a con ductor as copper," says the Professor, it is less likely to cause dangerous side flashes and it also dissipates the energy of the lightning flash more effectively than does the copper." Badly Crippled. In the wreck Sunday afternoon at Gal- laway.Tenn., 28 miles east of Memphis, G. P. Evans, formerly of Troy, in this county, was one of the injured. The report shows that G. P. Evans, Bowling Green, Kv., mail clerk on train No. 103, back wrenched, shoulders, head and body badly bruised." Immediately behind the engine in the mail car were Mail Clerks G. P. Evans aud Eugene Mitchell. The former lives in Bowling Greon, Ky., while the latter is a resident of this city. Evans was thrown forcibly against the side of his car and sustained internal injuries and several broken bones. His partner had a miraculous escape. Mr. Evans has been in the mail serv ice for fifteen years or more. He is a gentlemen of the highest character and one of the best clerks in the service. We trust that his wounds are not as serious as indicated by" the reports. The more seriously injured were rushed to Memphis' on the relief train and later reported out of danger. AGAIN DISTURBED. Fishermen Ordered to Refrain From Selling Fish. Obion, lenn., Aug. 9. A report reached this place Saturday morning that notices had been posted at the fish dock at Reel foot Lake notifying the fishermen to sell no fish to J. C. Bur dick at Union City, W. A. Pleasant at this place and C. M. Downing, who represents Mr. Pleasant at Hornbeak. The report could not be verified until tins morning, wnen a man who lives on the lake was in town and told substan tially the following story: Some time Friday night a notice was posted on the door of the fish docks at Samburg, which notified Messrs. W. A Pleasant and C. M. Downing, who hav made preparations at this place to han die Reel foot Lake fish, not to enter busi ness, and also notified the fishermen not to sell any fish to either of the abov gentlemen, or to Mr. Burdick at Union City. The notice was signed "Night riders," and stated that all the Night riders were not in jail, nor had eve been, saying they had stopped the sell ing of fish to these gentlemen and did not intend to let it begin again. At present the fish are bought at the la by Ira Ruble, who hauls them to Unior City and sells them to J. C. Burdi Ruble was not notified to quit and say he will continue until notified to quit selling to Burdick. It is thought by a majority of the people here and in the vicinity of the lake that the notices were posted by some irresponsible person who holds a personal grudge against the men men tioned, and is not the work of an organ ized band of Nightriders or any nuni her of men. The posting of the notice is greatly regretted by all citizens in this vicinity. as it was hoped that the recent disturb ance on the lake, when six men came so near losing their lives on the gallows, had definitely put a stop to all forms of nightriding in this county. Scaffold Outside of Wall. Work has been started on the foun dation of the brick structure which will enclose the scaffold to be erected at the State penitentiary, and the gallows house will be outside the prison and built against the north wall, the struc ture being the same height as the wall The order for the erection of the build ing has been given to Warden Mart Rice and work has started on the foun dation, convict labor being employed and everything that will enter into the construction of the building will be pro- duced in the penitentiary except the steel which will form the gallows. The scaffold will be erected in time for the first executions, which will be September 2, unless further respite i granted. Frobably only two of the three prisoners sentenced to hang on that date will face the executioner, as Judge Meeks has granted the petition of attorneys for Cecil Palmer, colored, for a writ of habeas corpus and the date for hearing will be announced later, the attorneys contending that as rainier was convicted under another law, the sentence should be enforced under that law and not under one passed after wards. Virgil Lee and William Mitchell I are the other two prisoners that have been sentenced to hang on September 2, and as provided under the new law ex ecution will be private. GETTING VERY RESTLESS. Night Riders Thought to he Again Active. Tipton ville, Tenn., August 9. Mr. Richard Throgmorton of the Fourth District, Lake County, was in town yes terday and reports that he very much fears that the Nightriders have been again active near his home. He says the negro farmers are showing uneasi ness, and while none of them will talk, he thinks they have been receiving in timidating messages. A great many are selling out and preparing to move. Quite a number have already moved. Mr. G. C Thomas, editor of the Lake County News, has been the recipient of very threatening letters in the last two weeks threatening death unless certain statements were published in his paper, and claiming that the Nightriders had now become one thousand strong since their victory in the Supreme Court. It is threatened that the "Riders" will again resume active operations before the last of August. Quite a number of the old members of the Lake County posse that were with the soldiers at Camp Nemo just after the murder of Capt. Rankin were in town yesterday, and while no undue ex citement prevails, yet all express a be lief that the situation will be easily and speedily handled, and in a cool, delib erate manner. The recent develop ments have been referred to the Federal authorities, and in the meantime pri vate citizens are doing a little detective work. There are quite a number of suspects and they are being closely watched. Real Estate Transfers. W. H. Crain to James Harman, 21 acres in No. 11, $735. N. Holloman and wife to J. J. Har man, 53 acres in No. 11, ?2,Gti4.07. J. R. McKinncy etal., to James L. Holt, 100 acres in No. 2, $4,500. J. T. Futrell to F. D. Hubbsetal., 3G acres in No. 16, $800. J. A. Cloar et al. to D. X. MeClure, lot in No. 13, $450. Annie Montgomery to W. P. Noah, 12 acres in No 2, $600. R. H. Priest to Annie Montgomery et al., 24 acres in No. 2, $3(MX Million in Steel. New York, Aug. 7. Speculating in the stock of the United States Steel Cor poration, King Edward of England has just cleared more than a million dollars as the harvest of a three months' bull ish market for the Steel issues. The story was given out to-day in Wall street and much comment was made on the significant fact that the King's agents placed his commission immedi ately after a visit paid him by J. Pier pont Morgan, who knows considerable about Steel. Not only has the crowned head of England profited by the speculation in Wall street, but it became known that German royalty has been buying Steel and other American stocks, such as New York Central, Union Pacific, Southern Pacific and Northern Pacific, all of which have made substantial ad- ances to the material benefit of the royalty coffers. It was three months ago when King Edward's agents went into Wall street for Steel. A short time before that, Mr. Morgan had visited the King at Windsor, and during the interview is supposed to have given Edward VII a tip" o" the stock. Shortly after the interview a big brokerage house in Wall street received heavy orders from the King's agents to purchase Steel common. At that time Steel common was pur chased from $50 up. In the King's account 50,00) shares were acquired. During the three months that followed American stocks had a big boom and on the advancing wave of prosperity the price of Steel common rose steadily. Last night it closed at 70. Wall street sharps figure that the ruler of the British Empire has cleared in the three months' dabble in one , stock over a million dollars. Appreciates Settlement. Mr. Geo. B. Driskill, Agent N. Y. Life Ins. Co., Union City, Tenn. Dear Sir: I desire to return my most sincere thanks f',ito yourself and the New York LifSwrfsurance Company for the prompt and liberal settlement you have made of the claim of the estate of my late husband, Jas. L. Jones, against your company. I very heartily com mend your company to the favorable consideration of any one v.ho may de sire insurance and -who appreciates promptness and fair dealing. Respect fully yours, Mrs. J. S. Jokes.