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ar 7 t-1 1 THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn ; Entered at the post office at Union City. Ten nessee, as second-class mail matter. ON EC HOLLAR A YEAR Telephone 103 FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1909. afterwards changed to Hardy Brothers & Haguewood. Mr. Haguewood re tired, and then the Hardy, Malone & f J . L . TT...J.. n T-l jum-a aim iui) iiaiuy, wiuuio,Ki- sou stores were established as separate institutions. r Some years ago Mr. Hardy retired from active service in the management of the stores and succeeded to the grain business afterwards known as the Hardy Grain Co. It was during his adminis tration .that 'the company built one of the largest grain elevators in this belt on the M. & 0. R. R. tracks in this city, The large grain offices on First street were also built under his direction. Another profitable investment was the flouring mills at Humboldt. During the time Mr. Hardy became interested as a silent partner in several other busi ness houses in Union City, His re sourceful character and leadership made him indispensable to the fortunes of many of our young men embarking in business, and it can therefore be read ily understood what it means to lose such a citizen in the meridian of life. George Hardy was to Union City and Obion County a Napoleon of finance of business and of public enterprise His success in finance is understood His success in business is demonstrated in the many mercantile and other en terprises he has established and main tained. His enterprise is illustrated all along the principal business streets of Union City in the stores and in his George S. Hardy. News of the death of Geo. S. Hardy Wednesday morning, the 25th inst., has caused widespread sorrow and turned the city into mourning. Mr. Hardy was in his usual good health and the family, residing on Main street, retired as usual Tuesday night. Between 8 and 4 o'clock Wednesday morning Mr. Hardy was aroused by the generous appropriation and contribu howling and barking of dogs in his yard, tion to any worthy or creditable insti disturbing the rest of his little baby tution. daughter, Mary Louise, who was About twenty years ago Mr. Hardy frightened and crying, and he got up and Miss Arlette Morris, of the same and went out, fired several shots at the vicinity, were happily married, and this dogs and getting rid of them returned union is one of the notable instances of to the house. With the pistol in hand the beautiful and sacred custom where he started back to the family room, and devotion is enshrined in the heart entering the door stumbled over a chair, and home. Remaining with Mrs, In the fall the pistol was aecidently dis-1 Hardy are two children Will Morris, charged, the ball entering the stomach I a son nearly grown, and a baby daugh Detween tue lower nus, m all probability ter, iuary Louise. Anotner son was ploughing its way through several vital Geo. S., Jr., whose death occurred points. In falling Mr. Hardy's arm few years ago. struck a cot, which is thought to have Mr. Hardy was a member of the caused the discharge of the pistol. Mrs. Methodist Church, a Mason, an Odd Hardy inquired the trouble, and Mr. Fellow, an Elk, a K. of P. Business Hardy told her that he had fallen pver prevented a regular attendance at the a chair, but said nothing of being lodges, but he was usually regular at wounded, not knowing that ho was church, entering into the spirit of the shot. He thought he was simply divine institution and contributing large- powder burned and answered to that ly to its support and enterprises. i ,1 1 , r -wr . I T. .1. . 1 ,1 uuuci. uoing to ine oeu, Mrs. jtiaroy -in me ueatn 01 any one citizen a noiieeu some dioou on ins c.iotning and I greater calamity eouiu not befall our immediately called to Mr. Chas. Hardy city. Mr. Hardy was personally inter next door to come at once. Tlie latter ested in various lines of business and in gentleman discovered the real danger every substantial enterprise of a public and summoned the physicians. The character. Strong in character, firm case was pronounced extremely danger- and resolute, he was at the same time ous and a wire was forwarded to Dr. broad and catholic in his views, and Barr at Nashville to arrange for special with the heartiest liberality and kindest train and come at once. The train, in consideration accorded every man the charge of Conductor Bone and Engi- same consideration, neer Gibbons, left Nashville at 5:40 with It is seldom that a man who is am the celebrated surgeon, an assistant and bitious of great achievements in busi nurse as passengers and reached this city ness is so universally esteemed as was at 8:52, a run of 154 miles in 3 hours Mr. Hardy. It is a tribute to the re and 12 minutes. Dr. Barr reached the markable man that he enjoyed the bedside to find upon examination that warmest friendship of the entire com the patient was beyond reach of human munity. Few men there were, prob aid, and soon imparted the information ably none, who did not consider him a to the relative and friends. Death personal friend; few in Union City who occurred at 11 o'clock, but Mr. Hardy have not been benefited by his kindness, was conscious up to the last hour. and none who do not extol his name. The wounded man was aware of the The passing of such a citizen will fact that he had a very short time to mark a page of mourning, a tribute of live, and characteristic of a methodical respect, a generous outpouring of heart business life, sent for his attorney, Judge felt sympathy for the beloved ones. Swiggart, and arranged his affairs ac- A good man is gone a name is deep cordingly. (y implanted in our religious and civic Friends gathered early around the life and an influence is left that will home in numbers, eager and anxious be an inspiration to future generations in the hope that news of reaction and in years yet to come. Peace to his returning strength might be vouch- memory. safed, but the returns brought disap- Funeral services were held at the res pointment. At 11 o'clock death was idence on Main street in the city Thurs announced and the city was shrouded day afternoon at 5 o'clock, conducted in gloom. by Rev. W. C. Sellers, pastor of the Ueo. . Hardy was a sou of the late Methodist Church, and the remains Wm. Hardy, a resident of the First were escorted to East View for burial Civil District of PRIMARY FOR CHANCELLOR. Two Important Democratic Commit tee Meetings Held at Humboldt. Humboldt, Tenn;, Aug. 24. The Commercial Hotel here was the scene to-day of two. important Democratic Committee meetings that of the Ninth Chancery Division of the State and of the Thirteenth Judicial District. It was decided that the choice of the people in both instances bo decided by a primary election on Oct. 16. Among the candidates present were Judge Collin P. McKinney, of Ripley, and Col. R. Z. Taylor, of Trenton, can didates for Chancellor ,to succeed Judge John S. Cooper; Judge John R. Bond, of Brownsville, and Hon. C. F. Har- wood, of Trenton, candidates for Circuit Judge, and Hon. Currie Dixon, of Browasville, Thos. C. Rye, of Paris, and C. E. Jerman, of Alamo, candidates for Attorney General of the Ninth Ju dicial District. The committees met at different hours, but the date set for the primary was mutually agreed upon. This date has also been set for the nomination of Circuit Judges and Attorney Generals in the Fourteenth and Sixteenth Judi cial Districts and for the county pri mary elections in Weakley and Obion Counties, the idea being to have as many of the elections of this section on the same date as possible. The Chancery Committee held its meeting this morning. II. C. Moor man was elected Chairman and W. A. Owen Secretary. Both candidates for Chancellor, upon invitation, addressed the committee and both expressed their preference for a primary election. Soon after the adjournment of this committee a meeting of the Judicial Committee was held. V. II. Holmes was chosen Chairman and Walter Bell Secretary. Missionary Meeting. A ioint meeting of the Home and Foreign Missionary Societies of the Memphis Conference, Union City dis trict, was held at the Methodist Church in this city beginning last week on Wed nesday, Aug. 18, continuing until and including Thursday night. Mrs. M. D. Lowrance, secretary of Foreign Mis sions, ana jurs. n. i. uuuer, secretary of Home Missions, presided alternately. Among the speakers were Mrs. King, of Memphis, who spoke Wednesday night on Foreign Missions, and Mrs. McDonald, of Nashville, Thursday night on Home Missions. About twenty del egates were present. A very interesting paper by Mrs. rerKins, oi juartin, was read by Mrs. J. W. Mecoy, Mrs. Per kins being absent, subject Duties of the President of a Missionary Society. ' ooo 111 , I yi " " - i j .i! ..','!'. 1 ,. . .1 k m-'. i' i ; 'j tvnJ ... -rim?H.i-' - t w : 1 s W ' ill J If I ' fl 1 f We are offering this week, ending Saturday evening, Aug. 28, at 6 o'clock, 5,000 extra free votes with every $10.00 turned in on subscription, new subscribers, renew als and back subscriptions. Next week, ending Sept. 4, the same offer, with the ex ception that the extra free vote will be reduced to 4,000, will be made. The extra free vote will be given to everyone for every $ 1 0.00 turned in on subscriptions, as stated. The third week the extra free votes will be reduced to 3,000 and diminished 1 ,000 votes each week until the close of the contest. 1 As we have stated, this is the most important period of the contest. Everyone can readily see that the vote offered for subscription this week is laro-er than i will be at any time during the remaining weeks of the contest. The work rlonp triJa week counts more than at any other time, hence it is important that those contestants who are really in earnest to do their best right now. FYTR A PFtfl A I n orcer to krm& out the vote we offer this week Lllin LJI LV-lrlL. an additional free vote 1000 with arh rlnlUr turned in by Saturday next at 6 o'clock p.m. 'This vote will be decreased next week. Read the advertisements closely and keen un with the contest, which is nnw drawing near the closing point. The date will be announced soon. Be sure you are ready for it. A dollar now secures more votes than it will thp rlnsinw wppIt One of the fine pianos can now be seen in the Union City Bank & Trust Co.'s r building. See it. Examine it. Get busy, girls. Call 150 Union City Ice & Coal Co. and get summer prices on coal. Notable Speakers. At the meeting of the Uniform Rank, W. .O. W., at Samburg Sept. 6-11, sey eral speakers of note have, been added since the program, which appears on another page, was made out. Among these are J. C. Root, Juo. T. Yates and Mr. Maher, all important officials in the order. The Woodmen are organizing themselves into an army, with the same discipline and tactics of the regular army, and the encampment at Elbridge is to extend this organization. Congres man Finis J. Garrett will also be one pt the speakers. A barbecue will be given on Saturday, the closing day of the e campment. j Obion County, and there the young man was born Sept. 18, 1863. He was therefore nearly forty six years of age. The senior Mr. Hardy was a man of sturdy character and thrifty habits and the son was trained in these useful ways. From the farm he ventured to Missouri and accumu lated some experience in what is known in common parlance as trading. From Missouri he returned to Union City and entered business as a partner with Mr. Brummell in a, retail shoe store. W. S. Moore succeeded Mr. Brummell, and C. P. Hardy succeeded Mr. Moore. The firm then became Hardy Brothers. It was about nineteen years ago when Mr. Hardy came to Union City. A few First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Rev. W. M. Robison, of Marshall, Texas, will arrive next Saturday and will conduct a series of Gospel meetings, be ginning Sunday morning. Mr. Robison has many old friends in the city and county and these and everybody else are most cordially in vited to attend these services. Come to every service, feel at home, and let there be a strong and earnest pull for the betterment of each other J. L. Hidgins, Pastor. Dangerous Accident At the Dahnke- alker corn mill John Dahnke undertook to adjust a belt with a piece of shafting, and he was years after this the interests of Hardy thr0wn to the floor, the shafting Wing uromers were consolidated witn those caught in the belt and striking him on of J. R. Morgan and the style of the! tho ... t.Q ir .o.. farm was Morgan & Hardy Brothers.. fuunj unconscious, but soon recovered. lhe business continued to prosper, but a division soon took place, Mr. Morgan buying the iuterests of Hardy Broth ers. Then the Hardy Brothers & Sher rill department stores were established, Whatever purpose you may have for a diamond we have the diamond to ful fill it. We have all sizes and the prices .begin as low as $10.00. Bransford & Andrews. Townsman Honored. At the Fourth Annual Convention of the Americau Jewelers' Association, held at Omaha, Nebr., during the first week of this month, Howell A. Brans ford, of the firm of Bransford & An drews, this city, was appointed by the president as a member of the auditing committee of the association, a very important assignment and an honor well merited. Policy Paid. W. L. White, treasurer of the United Order of the Golden Cross, this city, paid to Mrs. Andrew McClanahan on die 9th inst. a check for $2,000, full amount of policy on the life of her husband. The prompt and satisfactory settlement is another instance of the character of insurance handled by the U. O. G. C. W. C. T. U, The W. C. T. U. will hold an impor tant business meeting for the election of officers for the ensuing year in the base ment of the Methodist Church Friday evening, Sept. 3, at 3 o'clock. A full attendance is desired. Active at 87. This would be no unusual news if men and women would keep themselves free from rheumatism and all aches and pains as well as keeping their muscles and joints limber with Ballard's Snow Liniment. Sold by Nailltng Drue Co. The Commercial, Union City. Notice to Patrons. Harry T. Robinson begs leave to an nounce to his friends and patrons that he has bought the interest of his son, Geo. W. Robinson, in the late partner ship of H. T. Robinson & Son, and to all those who are indebted to the firm he would appreciate an early settle ment in order that a settlement ni,y be made with the partner whose in terest he bought. Be kind enough to call as early as possible and pay your account and let us close up outstanding indebtedness. H. T. Robinson. University of Tennessee. Head of Public School System Tuition Free to Tennessee, Men and Women in College of Liberal Arts, Engineering, Agriculture Traveling Expenses paid by State Ex penses Low. , Large faculty, fine equipment. Loan funds. Selt help. , Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry.' Write for Catalog. BROWN AYERS, President. Knoxville. i i - J - v ' i to?? DOCTOR BLACjTS Y E WATER Contains no Poison. Is Painless and Harmless as Water. Cannot Injure, Relieves Quickly and Cures Sore Eyes in PEOPLE, HORSES AND DOGS Trice 25 CenU A VOLUNTARY TESTIMONIAL. R. Black Mbdicixb Co.. Ktnnett, Mo. Gentlemen My little bov had a severe eai of sore eye. I sent to the druggist for the be medicine he had for sore eyes. He sent me I bottle of Dr. Black's Eys Water, He was out a school only one day after winr it. It cured hin immediately. Any one is at liberty to confirn this statement by writing to me at 411 Jeffersoi Avenue, Jonesboro, Ark. Mas. J. H. Snvdks. J. E. BLACK MEDICINE CO KtNNETT. MO. SALE OF REAL ESTATE. W. E. Jackson et al. vs. Pauline Henry and Courtcney Henry, defendants. In the County Court of Obion County, Tenn., before A. J. Lawson, County Judge. - Pursuant to a decree of sale in the above-styled cause rendered on the 9th day of August, 1909, I will expose to sale, at or about 1 o'clock p. m., in front of the courthouse door in Union City, ienn., on Saturday, September 4, 1909, the following property in Union City, viz: One residence lot fronting to the east on south I if th street, 424 feet deep by b4 feet and 7 inches front, and .bound ed on the east by South Fifth street, on the south by the residence of John Dick Cloar, on the west by the "Winstead" tract, and on the north by Squire Cole's residence, and being the same premises recently occupied as a residence by the late W. S. Jackson, deceased; also the store-house lot of the late W. S. Jack son, on which is located the store-house, vehicle and implement building, barn, etc., said lot being 100 feet front by 80 feet deep, and being bounded on the north by Jackson street, on the east and south by Sam Lowe, and on the west by Troy street. Sold for a division of pro ceeds. Terms One-third (J) cash, the balance in one and two years, with six per cent interest, evidenced by note with approved security with hen retained on property. Further particulars on day of sale. (21-3t) S. F. HOWARD, Clerk. F. J. Smith, Solicitor for Petitioners. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. L. S. Parks, vs. Sam Hovis, DeliaTaft, KnoxTaft, Bettie Taft, Allie May Xaft et al. In the County Court of Obion County, Tenn., at Union City. In this cause, it appearing by affidavit that the defendents, Delia Taft, Knox Taft, Bettie Taft and Allie May Taft are non residents of Tennessee, they are there fore hereby required to appear on or before the first Monday in September, 1909, before the clerk of said court at his office in Union City, Tenn., and defend the bill filed against them.' et al. by L. S. Parker, or otherwise the bill will be taken as confessed. It is further ordered that this notice be published four consecutive weeks in The Union City Commercial. This the 5th day of August, 1909. S. F. Howard, Clerk. F. J. Smith, Solicitor for Petitioner, i LAND SALE. J. L. Owens et al. vs. Eena Brad- shaw et al. In the County Court of Obion County, Tenn., before the Hon. A. J. Law son, County Judge. Under a decree of sale of the date of August the 10th, 1909, in the above styled cause, on Saturday, the 4th Day of Septem ber, 1909, at or about 1 o'clock p. m., in front of the courthouse door in Union City, Tenn., I will expose to sale to the highest bidder a tract of land situate in the Ninth Civil District of Obion County, Tenn., containing 113f acres, more or less, bounded on the north by Fleming, on . the east by Puckett, on the south by Chandler, and on the west by Lippard, and being about a half mile south of Elbridge, and being the same lands once owned by N. L. Prather. Terms of sale One-half cash and the balance on credit of 12 months, evidenced bv note bearing six per cent interest, with personal security and lien retained on land. Further particulars on davof sale." This August 10, 1909. (21-3t) S. F. HOWARD, Clerk. F. J. Smith, Solicitor for Petitioners. LAND SALE. F. J. Smith, administrator of John R. Hovis, vs. Sam Hovis et al. In the County Court of Obion County, Tenn., before the Hon. A. J. Law son, County Judge. : By virtue of a decree of sale in the above cause of the date of August the 9th, 1909, I will expose to sale in front of the courthouse door in Union City, Tenn., at or about 1 o'clock p. in., on Saturday, the 4th Day of Septem ber, 1809, 33 acres of land, more or less, situate in the Sixth Civil District of Obion County, Tenn., and bounded on the north by Buchanan, on the east and south by Dahnke & Coble (formerly Anselmo Harris), and on the west by a tract of lG'i acres that was set apart to Mrs. S A. Hovis as the widow of John R. Hovis, deceased, for her dower, and being a part of a 50-acre tract conveyed to John R. Hovis by T. J. Polk and W.- A. Polk. Said land lies near Hall's mill and about two miles southeast of the town of Polk; sold to pay the in-? debtedness of the estate of John R. Hovis. Terms Up to $700.00, cash. and any balance over this on a credit of 12 months, evidenced by note bear ing six per cent interest. Further par ticulars on day of sale. This August 10, 1909. . . (21-3t) S. F. HOWARD, Clerk. F. J. Smith, Solicitor for Petitioner. af A II 1 A;.