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DENTIST " Over Tute 8c Burchard". Drug Store, Union City. Tenn. Telephones r-rr t.(4 i n ' i mj -a DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchrd' Drufr Store, Union City, Tenn. TelelpKone Office 144-2; Residence 144-3 RCIA JUJT i mce itt-i, iesiaencc nt-j I. Vnion City Commercial, established lSO WeiitTennesiiee Courier, established 1897 j Consolidated September 1. i97 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1910. VOL. 19, NO. 8 NEWS NOTES. W.CT.U. COMM VI" mu r fALF OF THE LOSSES ANTi dissapoini ments in BVSIHl.SSARe.DVE to A CARELEr.S SUPER VISON OF EXPENSES SHAT MEANS VLT1-MATELr-FAILVRE. KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON FPERY VRANCH OF EXPENSE IN roriTt AFFAIRS, HVSINFVS OR DOMESTIC, AND STAR T A CHECKING ACCOUNT HERE YOU ' THEN KNOW EXACT IT WHAT TOU SPEND FTHIRD NATIONAL BANK Union City Tenn. Robert Talton Renfro. Robert T. Kenfro was born near Ful ton, Kentucky, on the thirtieth day of May, 1870, and died on the twenty- fifth day of April, 1910, Aged thirty nine years, ten months and twenty-five days. Some sixteen years ago no was mar ried to Miss Frances Renfro, and one child blessed their union, Max, who is now near fifteen years of age. Four teen years ago they came to Troy, Ten nessee, since which time there has been no bettor, more law-abiding citizen here than Bob Renfro. He leaves a wife, a son, a brother, two sisters and a dear old mother to mourn his untimely death. 4 Bob is gone. He can never return to brighten his home, never return to cheer and brighten the lives of others by his pleasing countenance and joking ways. There was no man in Troy who had more friends than he, and no man would do more for a friend than Bob Renfro His friendship meant something. Bob was a Mason and a Modern Woodman, and was an enthusiastic worker in both orders. We, as Ma sons, will miss his kindly advice and willing help, and' we, as Modern Wood men, will miss his help in tho work and instruction. Funeral services were at tho Cumber land Fresbyterian Church and were conducted by Elder C. S. Austin assist ed by T. P. Tressly, E. B. Graham and Bob's old friend and neighbor, J. W. Joyner, who made some of the best talks -we have ever listened to, after which the Masonic fraternity took charge of the remains and under the solemn rites of that ancient order Bob was placed beneath the clods of the val ley. . ' I sat many times at Bob's bedside with no one else in the room, when he would arouse and ask me concerning his work and what I thought of his con dition, and when he could be at his work, and if it was being properly at tended to, until the last week of his ill ness, when he became despondent and gave up all hope of recovery. Life is uncertain, but death grim death is sure to come, and when the destroyer finally camo and poor Bob was called to his long home we realized what an uncertain thing life is and how little we know when the grim reaper will call us. . ' Bob's life has left a pathway strewn with flowers, for his cheery smile and helping words to a drooping squI were ever ready; he was ever better to others than to himself, and no friend ever went unaided from his door. Weep not dear loved ones Fannie, Max, brother, sisters and dear old moth er -Bob is gone, there is a vacant chair, the house seems deserted; deprived of its light and life; no more in this life will you hear his dear voice and see his loved form; no more will he come and go among us; but remember, oh re member, God's mercies are great and when He has called from the coral reefs of the deep blue sea the countless dead may we all bo gathered around the great white throne 'of our Heavenly Father." If the Father deigns to touch with di vine pciw-ilie cold and pulseless heart of the buried acorn and cause it to burst forth from its prison walls will He leave in the naked dearth the soul of man made in the image of his Creator? If He stoops to give to the rosebush whoso shattered blossoms float upon the autumn breeze another life will He refuse tho word of hope to the sons of men when the frosts of winter come. No, I am as certain that there is anoth er life as that I live to-day. Then let us ever be ready, that when the Lord shall call us it may bo our portion to receive this glad and welcome plaudit: Well done, enter thou into the joys of thy Lord I" Chas. Lasley. Eight hundred bodies have been taken from the ruins of houses at Cartago, Costa Rica, as a result of earthquake. n is estimated uie ueau will be over 1,500. Col. C. Winn Courts died Sunday at Hopkinsville after a long illness from Blight's disease He was prominently connected with financial interests in Southern Kentucky for years. So badly decomposed and bloated were some of the bodies taken from the Palos, Ala., mine that it was impossible to put them in the coffins which had been ordered. More bodies were found huddled together with coats about thei faces. The work of rescue will continue for several days. Master painters of Evansville have served notice that they will run an open shop. The boss carpenters, lathers, plumbers, planing mill owners and elec trical workers of the city declared for an open shop a week ago. The strike of the building trades is assuming large proportions in the Indiana city. In order to expedite the tabulation of the census returns the Census Bureau at Washington has leased two addition al buildings to accommodate an extra working force of 3,000 persons. The employes will work day and night, and an announcement as to the population of cities is expected in a few weeks. An explosion wrecked the plant of the General Explosives Company, near Hull, Quebec, and killed between ten and fifteen persons and injured scores. The hospitals are filled with the injured. A crowd from a nearby baseball field swarmed about the works when a fire broke out and were caught by a terrific blast which wrecked the plant. Criminal lawyers throughout the country are much agitated over a de cision of the bupremo Court of the United States, which holds that punish ment meted out to criminals must be proportionate to the offense. It is be lieved that a flood of requests for release will be caused thereby, coming from prisoners sent to the penitentiary by the federal courts. Is There More Liquor Drank Now Than Before Prohibition. Boys Will Be Boys and are always getting scraches, cuts, sprains, bruises, bumps, burns, or colds. Don't neglect such things they may result seriously if you do. Apply Ballard's Snow Liniment according to directions right away and it will relieve the pain and heal the trouble. Trice 5c, 50c and $1.00. Sold by Red Cross Drug Co., both stores. Seven Arrests. Chief Tardue and his assistants, Offi cers Escue and Weaver, have bven ar rests to their credit since last report. Two cases of bootlegging were charged to one man, four were found guilty of crap shooting and two of public drunk enness. The fines aggregated over one hundred dollars. The parties were all white. - Interstate carriers in the territory be tween the Mississippi River and the At lantic seaboard are hurrying along a rate readjustment that the new tariffs may be filed with the Interstate Com merce Commission before the passage of the pending railroad bill by Congress. The bill makes provision that any in crease in rates shall not become effect ive until us reasonableness lias been passed upon by the commission. Col. Roosevelt was prevented from carrying out a large part of his pro gramme in Stockholm by an attack of hoarseness, due to inflammation of the bronchial tubes. He remained indoors the greater part of th,day, being visited by the Crown Prince of Sweden. He leaves for Berlin to-day,, where a fur ther curtailment of his programme has been ordered by tho Kaiser, who will not attend any of the dinners and will not greet him upon his arrival. ( Churches, fraternal organizations, Grand Army posts, Sunday-school soci eties and other similar organizations ob served Mothers' Day in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Many pastors de livered special 6ermons on the topic, "Mother." Whito carnations,, the badge of the day, were worn by thou sands. Eight States Illinois, Texas, Ohio, California, South Dakota, West Virginia, Florida and Mississippi ob served the day officially, their Govern ors having proclaimed the day and the reasons for observing it. SII.EXA M. HOI.MAN. The claim is often made that more li quor is drank when a State is under a Prohibitory law than under the open sa loon. The absurdity of this claim ought to be seen at a glance. People get all they want under the open saloon.- If they drink more under Prohibition, then they evidently drink more than they want when there is no open saloon. which claim is absurd on the face of it. i It is within the last three or four years that Prohibition has been making such rapid strides over the nation. And internal revenue reports, figures that cannot be disputed, show a very great decrease in the consumption of all kinds of liquor within that period. The in ternal revenue report shows that there were 4,249,878 gallons of distilled spir its less withdrawn for consumption in 1909 than in 1908; and 18,954,400 less than in 1907, a falling of more than 13 per cent. The consumption of beer in 1909 showed that there was consumed 76,098,022 gallons, or nearly 2,000,000 barrels less than in 1908. Or as some one figures it, counting 50 drinks to a gallon of distilled spirits and 12 drinks per gallon for beer, there were 1,159, 738,876 less drinks of liquor taken in 1909 than in 1908. Putting this at 5 cents per drink, which is what it amounts to over the saloon bar, you will see that there was saved to the drinking men of the United States last year nearly $58,000,000, or that much loss out of the pockets of the liquor trade. Is it any wonder they are fight ing Prohibition? The wonder is that they have the nerve to talk to the peo ple about how much more liquor is drunk than under Prohibition than when they ' had the ' open saloon. If anyone doubts these figures he may easily verify them by getting the inter nal revenue reports for 1907-1908-1909, jmd looking at the figures for himself,. , "But it is different in Tennessee," says one who has been told so often that there is more liquor drank in Tennessee under Prohibition than when wo had the open saloon that he has almost come to believe it. We have not yet had a year ot rronibition in lennessee, but comparing it by months we find that the beer stamp collections by the Fed eral Government at its Nashville office during February, 1910, were less by 31 per cent than those of February, 1909, before Prohibition had gone into effect The figures were $15,280 for February, 1909, and $11,022 for February, 1910. The spirit stamps revenue fell of 47 per cent. In 1909 the collections were $117,185.61. In 1910 they were $79, 000. This, when it is well known that there was almost no effort made in Nashville, Chattanooga or Memphis to enforce the laws, because the officials elected and sworn to enforce them re fused to do so. If Tennessee had a Governor who believed in tho law and wanted it enforced as Joseph Folk, of Missouri, wanted the laws in that State enforced, there would be a much better showing made than the above. Given in addition to this, city officials who would make even a small effort to en force the law and we would have Prohi bition indeed. And some day we are going to have our laws enforced all along the line. That is the big issue before the people of Tennessee to-day. Are our voters going to be equal to it? I believe they will. mm of r- kl' VI, Start IT NOW A. D. Brown, President of the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co., St Louis and Boston, clerked when he was a boy. He saved his money. He bought an interest in his old employer's store. He is now worth ten millions. Thousands of men work for him. Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank. The Old National Bank UNION CITY. TENN. EXCURSION RATES. Greatest Public Event Since Ten nessee's Centennial. While, from the very first mention of a Regular Army Tournament in Nash ville this coining June, it has promised to be an immense affair, since the rail roads have joined the big movement with their fullest approval and greatest enthusiasm, brought to the practical point of reducing rates for the occa sion, the tournament now looms up as the State's greatest event, without a pos sible equal of any kind iii our history. Meeting the enormous and wide spread demand for a "special" rate to this tournament, the railroads have is sued orders for round-trip tickets to be sold for the price of one way fares, plus 25 cents. This means practically half- faro in every instance, and tho word is being passed to every village and ham let in the entire southeast. This once-in-a-life-time event, as planned and conducted by our Nation's army troops, on a more extensive scale than the combined forces of all the big circuses ever known, will attract the country's populace in greater throngs than have ever assembled on any pub lic occasion in the past. Only three other cities in the United States have had a military tournament, and it isn't likely that Nashville, or even any other city in Tennessee, will ever again be the scene of our Nation's regular army troops in such spectacular maneuvers. Over 2,000 government trained men, of which nearly one-half are of the mount ed branches of the army service, in ex hibition drill and performances for eight days, is a sight with which even all the famed world-travelers are not familiar. A Smile is a pretty haru tiling to accomplish when you're blue, bilious and out of sorts. There is a sure euro for all kinds of stomach and liver complaints con stipation and dyspepsia. Ballard's Her- bine is mild, yet absolutely effective in all cases. Price 60c a 'bottle at Red Cross Drug Co., both stores. In Honor of Mrs. J. D. Littleton. Mrs. J. L. Hudgins entertained the Coworker's Society of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a few invited guosta on last Monday afternoon. Bo sides tho usual announcements of such an occasion light refreshments wero served and Mrs. J. D. Littleton, tho guest of honor, was presented with an elegant berry spoon. ' Besides tho guest of honor, thaso present were: Mrs. J. A. Prieto, Mrs. T. J. Latimer, Mrs. J. F. Howard, Mrs. W. J. David son, Mrs. E. C. Hawos, Mrs. John Cold well, Mrs. R. L. Usery, Mrs. D. N. Walker, Mrs. Dora Reeves, Mrs. A." C. Brown, Mrs. Florence Harris, Mrs. Alva Reeves, Mrs. Elden Helm, Mrs. J. R. George, Mrs. John Adams, Mrs. Adam Semones, Mrs. Alf Taylor, Miss Lou Troutwein, Mrs. W. E. Hudgins, Mrs. D. A. Peeler, Mrs. 0. E. Milhken, All present enjoyed tho afternoon, and yet thero was a feeling of sadness that one so long associated with the Coworker's Circle as in the case of Mrs. Littleton should henceforth bo separated from them. ' Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Rev. J. L. Hudgins, the pastor, will preach tho baccalaureate sermon for the Clarksvillo City High School on next Sunday, May 15, and Rev. Stiles, a member of the graduating class in Beth el College, will occupy the pulpit in this city. Parties expecting to attend tho General Assembly at Dickson May 19-25 should send their names to R. L. Bus- kette, Nashville, Tenn., at once. Real Estate Active. Carter & White report, since tho first of January, 1910, the closing of thirteen real estate deals, farms, city residences and business property. Tho agggato involved was up in the thousands, with $10,250 worth of property changing hands April 29-30 two days. Wo are still selling those $20.00 and $25.00 suits for $4.50 at Hardy, Malone & Jones. OFFICERS. W. C. FARR1S, President N. W. WHIPPLE, Vice President. HARRIS PARKS, Cashier. R. E. WHITE, Asst. Cashier. trengti Stability. Security. DIRECTORS. S. M. STONE. S. F. HOWARD. H. P. MOSS. W. L WHITE. W. C. FARRIS. N. W. WHIPPLE. CATOADAVIS. HARRIS PARKS. OUR DEPOSITS are growing larger gradually. Our individual accounts are increasing in number rapidly. Our purpose is to handle any business intrusted to us in such a fair and liberal manner as to make the customers' relations with this bank the most satisfactory and profitable. : BEING FREE FROM ANY AND ALL SPECULATIONS we are in a position to look after your interests as identical as our own, The most of our stockholders being farmers, makes us especially desirous of their business. Our ambition is totserve you. To the public: We solicit your business and appreciate your account, large or small. IFURIMIEIR EXCHANG DEPOSITORY. UNION CITY, TENN.