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DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchard'a Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephones Office 144-2, Residence 144-3 ! 1 ! TV HID Union City Commercial, established 1 9 ) VmnnHHntpd ntimr i 1RQ7 West Tennessee-Courier, established 1 9 i Consolidated September 1, 1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1909. VOL. 18, NO. 36 ,; DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White 8c Burchard't Drug . Store, Union City, Tenn. . Telelphones ' Office 144-2; Residence 144-3 MERCIAL J 3 J I V i I THE THIRD NATIONAL BANI Union City, Tennessee J Still growing. High-water mark for Union City reached. ; f 'We thank our friends and the public for their patronage. ,We are offering them the cleanest, strongest and best bank for their business Union City has ever known. THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK Union. City. Tennessee You Can Never Tell How far a frog can jump by looking at him utTIm. Some times you can't judge the quality of a basket of Groceries by just looking at them. When you get them from us and they fail to come up to your every expectation, you just step to the telephone (we have two), confer a favor by telling us and one of our wagons (we have three) will just call and get them and return your money. That's just about as tight v as we know how to obli gate ourselves. If we could command language to compose a stronger guarantee, we would give it to you. The strongest is none too strong for us, and the best Groceries is none too good for you. GROCERIES, BOTH STAPLE AND FANCY GOLD-STORAGE MEATS PRODUCE FRUITS CANDIES All guaranteed. Phone us a trial order. We deliver. No order too small. No order too large. E. P. GRISSOM ' Decorate your Thanksgiving Table WITH Foreign and Domestic fruits, Fresh Oysters, Celery and Fruit Cakes FROM Dahnke's Cafe EVERYTHING GOOD TO EAT. Telephone 109 "Quality" our Motto. SPECIAL The great demand of the pub lic nowadays is for pure food in a sanitary 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. xg w L WHITE "gj- The Commercial belongs to no trust or . combination, but it generally manages to "get there." Beats 'em all on job printing. DISSOLUTION OF STANDARD OIL Holds Oil Octopus and Subsidi aries Illegal Corporation. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 20. In an opinion written by Judge Walter II. San born of St. Faul, and concurred in by Judges Vandevcnter, Hook and Adams, with a special concurring opinion by Judge Hook, the United States Circuit Court for the Eastern district of Missouri to-day banded down an opinion declaring the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey an illegal combination, operating in re straint of tradj and ordering its disso lution. Theypinion of the court was filed simultaneously in StLouis and in St. Paul. - In this decision the Government of the United States wins a sweeping vie tory, and, according to Frank B. Kellogg of this city, who was the Government'i special prosecuting officer, , tho Govern merit has won every point for which it contended. The case will be appealed direct to the United States Supreme Court, as the judges who signed to-day's dncreo are in effect the judges of tho United State Circuit Court of Appeals, although they were sitting for the purpose of trying this case as tho Circuit Court for the Eastern district of Missouri. in the history of the nation, on account of the important industrial and legal questions and the vast financial interests it involves. Tho evidence filled twenty- one volumes and occupied more than 10,000 printed pages, and the arguments of counsel more than three hundred pages. TEN MILLION WIDOW. PROMINENT COUPLE EFFECTIVE IN THIRTY BAYS. The decree of the court dissolving the Standard Oil Company becomes effective in thirty days, when, no doubt, a stay will be granted for the purpose of an ap peal. When the decree takes effect, un less a stay is granted, an injunction will be issued restraining the Standard Oil Company from a further continuance of its business under its present forma tion. It appears from the concurring opin ion, written by Judge Hook, that the company cannot do business under any other form with the object of stifling conipetion. For, says Judge Hook on this subject, it is thought that with the end of tho combination the monopoly will naturally disappear. But, should it not do so, and the members of the com bination retire from it, except one who might perpetuate the monopoly by the aggregation of the physical properties and instrumentalities, it would consti tute a violation of tho decree of the court. Talks of Duels Are in the Air Over Mrs. William Hays Chapman. XT - ..1. "V rtl r iicw iuik, nuv, zi. Airs. William Hays Chapman, the "$10,000,000 wid ow, is again becoming tho center nf turmoil, occasioned by foreign suitors demanding her hand in marriage. But the pleadings of the European nobility may be in vain, as a close friend of hers to-day said that several Americans are also seeking to captivate the affections of the charming widow, and that after all; Mrs. Chapman may not marry a foreigner. ''Of course, I am going to be married. But to whom, or when, or where, I have not decided," said Mrs. Chapman to night in her apartments at the St. Regis. Count Aubert do Sonies of France, who arrived here a week ago, to resume his courtship of Mrs. Chapman, and who has repeatedly asked her to marry him, while apparently with the field to him self, is not the only titled foreigner who is keeping his suit before her. Letters and cablegrams are crossing the ocean daily, and within the next few weeks Sir Edward Delmege, the earl of Kintor, of England, and Gen. Count Tscherep Spiridovitch of Russia will be here to plead their cause. Ill their wake aro expected Count Christian do Bonneville des Boucheaux and" Prince Mouhamcd Ali Hassan of Greece. The conf licting courtships, which have resulted in Mrs. Chapman being com pared to the "merry widow," who was eternally besieged by persistent suitors, have caused some of the wooers to con demn their rivals to Mrs. Chapman. Lord Kintor is said to have criticized Gen. Spiridovitch and to have written Mrs. Chapman that if she married the Russian she never would be happy. Spiridovitch is said to have paid his compliments to Lord Kintor and the other satellites, and talks of duels are in toes arousc(I llltcre'st m London tin the air. week. They were exhibited by Mr. and Some of the newspaper articles about Mrs- H'nry Dickens at a bazaar to as- HOOK DENIES POINT. In the trial of the case tho point was made that tho Standard Oil Company was a beneficent corporation, in that it, by reason Of economy in operation, re duced the price of its product. This, Judge Hook says, can have no weight, Tho suit terminated by to-day's de cision was begun by .direction of the At torney General of the United States in St. Louis, Nov. 15, 190G. Frank B Kellogg of St. Paul wras special prose cutor, assisted by Charles B. Morrison of Chicago, Frank II. Poole and J. H Graves of the Department of Justice, W H. Higgins of Minneapolis and Cordeuio A. Severance of St. Paul. The Standard Oil's legal talent was led by John G. Milburn of New York. Its defense was that the present organiza tion of the Standard Oil corporation was the result of the natural growth of a great industry and that no statute had been violated. Judge Sanborn of St. Paul, the pre siding judge, wrote the opinion and the decree, in which all the judges concur, and sent them with a concurring opinion of Judge Hook, to Judge Adams, at St. Louis, who filed them and entered the decree in that city this morning. The case was argued by Frank B Kellogg of St. Paul and Charles B, Morrison of Chicago, for the United States, and"John G. Milburn of Buffalo, David T. Watson of Pittsburg, Moritz Rosenthal of Chicago and John G. John son of Philadelphia, on behalf of the de fendants. Marry in Fulton Tuesday Night. Eev. Staley Officiated. On Tuesday evening there occurred a wedding in Fulton of a prominent out of town couple which was kept secret until this morning at the express wish of both bride and groom, when Her man Rich and Miss Florena Gates, of Nashville, Tenn., were joined in wed lock by Rev. M. E. Staley, of the First Baptist Church. The groom, who is senior member of the Rich Printing Company, Nashville, met Miss Gates at Union City, where she was teaching school, by appoint ment and they drove through to Fulton to bo married, after first securing a license at the Obion County seat. Rev. Staley was telephoned to after they ar rived here and the party adjourned to the Tennessee side, securing the con sent of Luke Moneyham and family to perform tho ceremony in the hallway of their home, it being necessary to be n that State when the nuptials were conducted, The pair, who staled they were not eloping, wired to Nashville of their mar riage, but asked Rev. Staley to keep the affair secret in order that Union City friends might be surprised. Fulton Leader. The foregoing marriage was published in our paper last week with the bride's name Miss Moore instead of Miss Gates. This was an error for which we take this method of making correction. Urge Hinemon to Run. Little Rock,' Ark., Nov. 20. A num ber of Democrats from different parts of the State will issue a call to-morrow soliciting John H. Hinemon, of Arka delphia, to become a candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in opposition to Gov. Donaghey for a second term. A large majority of the signers are advocates of State-wide stat utory prohibition. Mr. Hinemon is president of tho Henderson Methodist College at Arkadelphia and was defeat ed by Gov. Donaghey for tho nomina tion in the last State primary. MONEY TO LOAN on long time. Low rates. ' SEE OR WRITE W. W. COCHRAN Union City, Tenn. S. K. Davidson J. O. StubbS DAVIDSON & STUBBS DENTISTS Office in the C. B. A. Building, front room, second lloor UNION CITY, TENN. Dickens Mementoes. London,, Nov. 21. Dickens memcn- s J. G. SAUNDERS PUBLIC AUCTIONEER Office upstairs over Union City Bank & Trust Co., Union City, Tenn. Prompt attention to all business entrusted to my care. Phone 382. J. C. BURDICK Wholesale and Retail Reelfoot Lake and Mississippi River Fish . Game Oysters in Season. Same old stand, near tho ice factory. When Doing: Concrete Work SPECIFY T. L. Bransford CSL Sons Exclusive Agents. BANKRUPT SALE. In the District Court of the United States for the Eastern Division of the West ern District of Tennessee. General Spiridovitch were unfair," said Mrs. Chapman to-night, when told that the title of "count," to which Spirido vitch claims a right, was being ques tioned in some sources I have seen letters and telegrams sent by kings to General Spiridovitch, she said. He is a very sweet man and I have implicit faith in him, but I am tired of being asked about my personal affairs, and hope that nothing further will be printed." Both General Spiridovitch and Lord Kintore will stop at the St. Regis Count de Sonies, as well as Mrs. Chap- man, is making his headquarters there, and the management of the hotel is be coming concerned lest an affair of honor" be.held on the premises Lord Kintor is, of course, not asking Mrs. Chapman's hand for himself, as he is married and has several children. But he wants her to marry his son, Lord Falconer. Lord Kintor is said to be very adroit at making desirable matches and for many months has exerted his best efforts to make Mrs unapman promise to marry. As yet the suit of Lord Falconer has not met sist tho Charitable and Needlework Guild. Mrs. F. II. Dickens, Mrs. Kate Perugini, the novelist's daughter; Miss Georgina Hogarth, his sister-in-law, and some of his granddaughters were at dif ferent stalls. The novelist's court suit, still in ex cellent condition, was shown, together with a table where most of his writing was done in the lato '50s, tho manu script of ' The Cricket on tho Hearth" and two big quaint early Victorian chairs from the Dickens home at Furni- 1J-. T T" I ll . . . . via s jLiiu. iJicKen s waiicmg stick, n key basket, two medicine chests whic 1- A 1. .l , 1 . .. no iook. wun mm on ms travels, the shorthand notes which he used in teach ing his sixth son and china and glass which belonged to him were to be see by admirers of the novelist. A feature of the collection was the copy Queen Victoria gave the great writer of her book, "Our Life in the Highlands." It is said that she told him it was "for the humblest beginner to the great master." The book has an inscription written by the queen on the flyleaf, In spite of all these interesting relics with any success, although the young f Diekens anJ his work and also of MOST NOTABLE DECISION. It was brought to enjoin John D. Rockefeller, William Rockefeller, John D. Archbold, Henry M. Flagler, Henry M. Rogers, Oliver H. Payne, Charles M. Pratt, the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and about seventy other corporations, from maintaining a com bination and conspiracy in restraint of trade, to monopolize interstate and in ternational commerce, -and the decree grants the injunction sought by the government. The case is one of the most notable , man has made as strenuous efforts as is father to catch Mrs. Chapman. LITTLE BITS. The lady who was to have christened the super-dreadnought North Dakota with a champagne bottle couldn't hi the ship. If Uncle Sam continues to have lady christeners theres no two things about it, he will certainly have to build larger vessels. An enthusastic elderly gentlemau from Kentucky announces his having voted his seventieth time at a late elec tion. Pooh, that's nothing. Some men vote seventy times at one election. Mr. Steffins, the writer, says he feels like getting on his knees and begging the people to read Judge Lindsey's articles on how he succeeded in establish ing the greatest juvenile court in the world. These articles are appearing in Everybody's Magazine and are the topic of the day. They are edited by Harvev O'Higgins, the fireman novelist i the fact that Ellen Terry opened the bazaav, no great amount of money was made. The Dickens cult in England is confined to a very small circle. The Best Quartet. It always affords me a lot of satisfac tion to tell peoplo when their work is pleasing. After hearing reports from each of the five Chautauquas where they have appeared for us this summer, it is with pleasure I write that they made guou m every piace. ineir singing was commended highly; their humorous work is certainly fine, and the novelties and horn quartet all good. But most of all, the audiences seemed to like their professional attitude and gentlemanly, cordial conduct throughout. They can come back to every Chautauqua if they want to. J. R. Ellison, Greelev. Col. Reynolds Opera House Monday night, Nov. 29. , Colo's Hot Blast Stoves, the only air- tight.heaters made. " ' Nailling-Keiser Hardware Co. By virtue of an order of sale made in the matter of Hardy Grain Commnv. bankrupt, Number 442, by the above styled court on tho 22d day of October, 1900, we as trustees for the Hardy Grain Co., bankrupt, will sell at public auc tion to the highest bidder at the east courthouse door in Union City.Tenn. , on Wednesday, the 8th Day of Decem ber, 1909, within legal hours, the following de scribed property situated in the town of Union City, Obion County, Tenn. Certain lots bounded on the west bv the M. &0. R. R., on the north bv Leah street, on the east by Bank street and on the south by an alley, together with the buildings thereon, consisting of a two-story brick corn and feed mill, two grain elevators known as "A" and "B." two warehouses and other outbuildings. together with all machinery belonffiner thereto, the same being a complete out fit for a feed, meal and sheller plant. Also one office and warehouse build ing 00 ft. by 100 ft. fronting on First street, bounded on the north by the N., C. and St. L. Ry., on the west by an alley and on the south by W. B. Gibbs' property, including half interest in the south wall of Gibbs' property. Said building is a two-story brick. We will also sell in a like manner. on the premises, on Thursday, the 9th Day of Decem ber, 1909, two lots in Humboldt, Gibson County. Tenn., one of said lots being lot No. 9 in Lannom & Sharp's division of the said town and bounded on the south by Wells and M. &0. R. R., on the east by Shane street, on tho north by Mo- Knight street and on the west by Greene street and M. fc 0. R. R. Tho other lot being in Lannom & Thurston's di vision of Humboldt, beginning at tho southeast corner of the mill on Shane street; thence south 240 feet to the M. & O. R. R. ; thence northwest to said mill lot; thence east to the beginning, including the improvements thereon. consisting of one three-story ironclad Hour Aiid. meal mill, together with all the machinery connected therewith.- Also grain elevator, warehouse and other outbuildings. Fairbank R. R. track scale connected with said mill. Terms of sale: The mill and elevator property at Union City will first be sold as a whole, and then sold separately, and the best price accepted. All of the above property will be sold one-third cash, the balance on a credit of six and twelve months. Notes bearing interest with approved security required. Lein retained. Sold subject to confirmation by the court. This November 3, 1909. SEID WADDELL, J. W. BROWN, " W. H. BOBBITT, . 1 33-4t Trustees.