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OR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White ft Burchar i' Drug 5'otc, L'nion City, Tenn. Telephones Oif.ce 144-2. Residence 144-3 DRJ E. At. LONG -'dentist Over White 4c Burchard' Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Teletphortes Office 144-2; Residence 144-3 I 1 t'l'inri City Commt-rci.-il, rsfc vci kmtt-,r Courier, r in )!ishfd H l j Conso'atateil Se ptember 1, i77 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, APRIL, 21, 1911. VOL. 20, NO. 5 v A K A 7a A TT rr, tt a tt ' v ill v. kiiiLNvii ! f J fl s IS i . .-' j it .t jf. - .... ,, - 7 7.vT jti 4 A A A iimiimi awMM.ifcT jiuwiwrmiiit u i C?f j 1 L 1 i '6 'to EMI 3AT PIOTHEWCj SUCCEED LIKE SUCCESS! . ll Business. Success EC3IN5 WITH MONEY IN THE BANK The sooner you begin to save money the sooner you wilj have money. Begin banking your money and you will find more pleasure in saving than in spending.v Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank. . '01d':'National;:BanK Union City, Tennessee : . Death of A. J. Murphy,' , One of Union City'Bood citizens, A J. Murphy, dii'd at his home in this city on Sunday afternoon at 3:45', April 16, 1011, from nn' acute attack of pneu monia lasting only ten days, Andrew 'Jackson Murphy was born in Florence Ala., November 14, 1845, reared there and about the year 180'J moved with his brothers to Metropolis, III V thence, to Troy, Tenn., and estab lished at that time a very large and ex tensive wagon and buggy manufactory. The enterprise wan one of the leading business institutions of the county, but the proprietors sought a better field and moved to Arkadelplua, Ark., where they established a still larger factory. From, Arkadelplua the subject of our sketch moved back to Troy in 1879, his brothers remaining in Arkansas, where lliey died some years ago. Before moving to Arkansas Mr. Mur phy was united in marriage to Miss Annio Jackson, of Troy, Dec. 10, 1874. To the union were born four children, two dying in infancy, the survivors a son and daughter, Mr. Vivian and Miss Bertie. In 1880 Mr. Murphy became a member of the M. E. Church at Troy and a short time afterwards was elected superintendent of the Sunday school, serving in that capacity until the family moved to Union City in 1888. After moving to Union City Mr. Murphy was a constant worshiper in church and was entrusted with a class in Sunday school, -lle was also a member of the Knights 111 1 of the Golden Cross, loyal and true in all his fraternal and social relations, al ways at his post of duty, always atten tive, always the same, truo, honest, brave, heroic spirit, devoted to his fam ily, to his afllicted companion and to every duty in life. - Andrew Murphy was an everyday man. He was the same to all men, whether in church, at the lodge or at his forge wearing his apron. He was unassuming. He had little time for politics or public" affairs. 5 He Was patriotic but loved not the strife of con tention. His shrine was the hearth stone, and his heart went out in tender devotion to his wife w ho has been prac tically an invalid for twenty years. He was constant and attentive to her. He never knew how to do less. We knew Andrew Murphy well. His burden was heavy, but he carried it without a mur- mer. He wore a pleasant smilo and enjoyed the pleasure of wholesome humor. Nature never made a cleaner man God's noblest handiwork. Services were held at the residence Monday afternoon beginning at o'clock, couducted by Eev. W. C Sellers, and the remains were laid to rest at the City Cemetery. Maj. Gen. Wood, commanding the army in Texas, issued orders that no American troops should cross the Mex lean border. Ho also gave explicit di rections for the maintenance of neu trality and protection of American citi zens on United States soil. 7e Haven't Sai Much about our Prescription Department because mod esty forbids a man bragging about his profession. But we merely want to state a few facts. We employ an experienced, high-class, registered druggist, whose especial duty is this department. No matter how busy the day or how crowded the store, there is s competent man behind the screens, pro tected from the rush of business, whose mind Js free to give his entire attention to your prescription. Our equipment in this department is the best that we could buy. Our prescription scales are so accurate ; and delicate that we can weigh a hair from your head and even a pencil mark will brealc them. We use only the best and purest drugs and chemicals of standard make, and every prescription it compounded accurately by a registered prescriptionist and then care fully checked and the check label showing the initial of one handling it is pasted on the package. During the past year we compounded and filed 10,000 prescriptions, but we are equipped to handle more. We should like to handle yours. j&t9c rice nmcr.-Sl"niv.' ill FOR POPULAR ELECTION. Bill to Change Mode of Electing City Officers. A mass meeting of the citizens of Union City was held at the City Hall last Monday night for the purpose of taking some action regarding a bill which has passed the House and two readings in the Senate of the Tennessee General Assembly. This bill, it seems, though no one at the meeting seemed to tyi familiar with its contents, was a local measure affecting only the munic ipality of Union City and providing for the election of city marshal, city re corder and superintendent of municipal water and light plant by the voters of the city. Under the present charter and for many years theso officials have been elected by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The meeting was repre sentative in many respects, as fully possibly, as could be assembled. A large number filling the hall were" pres ent. " The president of the Business Men's Club, Geo. Dahnke, called the meeting to order, and W. L. White, in the ab sence of Mr. Carter, was asked to serve as secretary. Remarks were made in opposition to the bill by General Cald well, Jno. T. Walker, H. T. Robinson, Geo. Dahnke and W. L. White. Mr. John Adams was in favor of the bill if he understood it correctly. Attorney W. M. M ilea favored the election of the marshal by the voters and the election of recorder and superintendent by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Opposition to the bill was to the effect that a Board would be seriously handi capped if the officers of the city elected by the voters should oppose the plans and purposes of the administration and that a city government of this kind would be unsatisfactory. In other words the sentiment was that a city government divided against itself could not give the people a satisfactory administration. If the members of the Board wanted a wide open town then the officers of the city should be in sympathy with the Board, so that the administration could be judged and caused to stand or fal upon its record; or, if opposed to a wide open town, the Board should be sup ported by officers in sympathy with its work for the same reason. Mr. Adams was in favor of the sovereignty of the people in all cases. A vote was taken on a motion noti fying the Legislature of opposition to the bill, which carried with the excep tion of one vote, and a committee ap pointed to notify Senator Caldwell of the action taken, and the committee instructed to meet Mr. Caldwell, who was here Monday night. Death of Esq. Hunt. Esq. T. J. Hunt, aged 60 years, died at his home in Number Seven on Sun day morning, April 16, 1911, after a short illness resulting from disordered Lowels. Mr. Hunt was born and reared in Sumner County and from that country joined the Confederate army, enlisting with Bates' Regiment. After the war in 1805 Mr. Hunt was united in mar riace to Miss Jane Armstrong, of Sum ner County, and to them were born four children, one of whom is number ed with the dead. The names of the survivors are' Hughes, Henry, and Mrs. Lucile Hardy, who, together with a be reaved wife, mourn the loss of a very kind and indulgent husband and father. Esq. Hunt was a member of the Christian Church. He was honored as a man of moral force and character, of Christian influence and of personal in tegrity and value as a citizen. Five years ago he was elected Justice of the reace in Number Seven and has served his people intelligently and worthily. He was in the esteem of the neighbors and friends a good man, and his demise is a bereavement to the family and a distinct loss to the community. The remains were brought to Union City and interred at East View, witL services by his pastor, Rev. Smith. Obion River Out of Banks.. Rives.Tenn., April 15. Heavy rains, accompanied at times by high winds, have caused Obion river to get out of its banks. The back water is higher now than at any time during the past winter, having some fields in the lower sections completely submerged. Go to the Nailling-Keiser Hardware Co. and see all those Refrigerators and Oil Cook Stoves. Robt. H. Harper." The people of Union City and the country alt around were affected as they have not been for years over the death of Robt. II. Harper. Nearly everybody knew Bob Harper, a quiet, unassuming, whole-souled, good, honest citizen, for years engaged here as salesman, lately with J. A. Coble, Jr. Mr. Harper left the store last Friday morning to go across town. He went to Blewer's Cafe and bought a piece of chewing tobacco, and returning it is supposed he noticed some person above the passenger depot he wanted to see. A freight engine coming, south was detached and had pulled dow n the track to the tank below the depot to take water. Whether Mr. Harper took particular notice of IhO tugiue or nut it is not known. He was seen, however, by two or three parties to start across the track just above the depot. Wit nesses said that the engine backed up with considerable speed, and that when Mr. Harper neared the track and start ed to cross he stumbled and fell on the track, Iu any event he fell, just exact ly how we have no positive knowledge, and - the engine tank and truck and drivers of the engine passed over his body, crushing and mangling the lower portion of his body and legs into a shapeless mass. His chest was also mashed, but not so badly. His legs were torn from his body and separated a distance of several feet along the track. The body was rolled several feet up the track under the trucks and the head was bruised with a wound on the back of the head. The flagman was above, and It is said tried every way to get the attention of the engineer, and did finally, but too late to reverse the engine. It is also supposed that Mr. Harper's attention was attracted by the flagman and that too kept him front seeing the danger. After the drivers had passed over the body the engine was brought to a stop and remained so until it was found that death had ensued. The engine was then pulled forward again. , Crowds of horror-stricken citizens gathered over the remains and they were gathered up and taken to the un dertaker's, where the body was dressed and later in the afternoon removed to the home of R. L. Cummings on Ex change street, where deceased and fam ily resided. Robt. Harper was born July 7, 1863, and reared in the vicinity of Pleasant Hill, west of Rives. He went to Troy after leaving school and entered the , employ of J. S. Moffatt & Co. as sales man, where he remained for a number of years, He was married to Miss Ella Mar shall, of Troy, the wedding taking place in Taducah Jan. 2, 1890. Mrs. Harper died in August, 1900," leaving two chil dren, Harry and Lola, who survive also the demise of their father. In 1892 Mr. Harper came to Union City and was engaged as salesman for Max Layne, later for Coble & Clagett Co. in the department stores as cloth ing salesman, in which he became in terested as a stockholder, and more re cently for J. A. Coble, Jr., with whom he was employed until his death. Trained in the way of moral rectitude by religious parents, he became at an early age impressed and converted to the Christian faith and an adherent of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 13. In the church he remained a con stant attendant and faithful worker, and for a number of years was a deacon in the church of this city. Bob Harper's life was clean, his faith simple and im movable. In public and political mat ters he had distinct opinions, but his nature was too broad and generous to assume an unpleasant attitude toward his neighbor. He was courteous, con siderate and pleasant in all his relations, and with these good qualities of the head and heart be became easily one of our most popular citizens. His son, al most of age, and his daughter, are left grief-stricken over his sudden death, as well as the loss of a kind, a fond and indulgent father. May the mantle of an Trtini Wiadom fnsrd thei. Sevices were held on Sunday after noon, April to, at tne jumuenanu Presbyterian Church, led by the pastor, Rev. J. H. Zwingle, and participated in by the pastors of the Methodist and Christian churches, Revs. Sellers and Stuart, also by the visiting minister, Rev. J. L. Hndgins, of ashville, who was a former pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church here. i The relatives and a large concourse of sorrowing friends were present, num bers of whom accompanied the remains to East View Cemetery, where the body was laid to rest by he side of his de parted companion. 1911 FRUITION 1911 Our business is quite satisfactory; because we are reaping what we have sown. I Conservatism, courtesy and a square deal for all are the crops we plant and we have never experienced a drouth in our business and never expect to. When you have money and valuables to protect, when you want to pay bilis at home and abroad, open an account with the Third National DanK and pay with your checks. 1$ When you need to borrow money, if you have an account with the Third National Bank you are in line to get what you want " Death of Good Man. James B, Norman was born in Henry County, Tenn., February, 1827, and died in Obion County, Tenn., April, 1911, hence was in his eighty-fifth year. When he was but a boy, his father moved to Weakley County, settling near what is now Gardner Station. Here he grew to manhood, and in 1849 married Sarah Underwood. To this union were born six children, three of whom sur vive him. . He was a genuine man, of robust physique, great powers of endurance, unlimited patience, a warm heart, a liberal hand and exalted integrity. Un learned in the lore of the schools, he was a graduate from the Univorsity of Nature. He learned geology delving in the fields, botany in the flowers, his astronomy under the burning stars and his theology walking with the man of Gallilee. "Through all this tract of years He wore the white (lower of a blameless life." A. J. Lawson. 7 John Mitchell. Last Saturday, April 8, John Mitch ell, one of Obion County's aged citizens, died at his home near Elbridge. Tho funeral was preached at 11 o'clock by Elder C. C. Brown; at Oak Ridge, and the remains were ,laid to rest at Oak Ridge cemetery. , Mr. 'Mitchell was a good citizen, a conscientious member of the Christian Church, and bus done much good to his fellow men. He was sixty-one years old and was the father of a large number of childron, most of whom live in this county. He will be greatly missed in his community. Obion Enterprise. Police Court. Marshal Tardue reports eigli arrests for the week. Two boothJers werjj captured and the others were before t'J Mayor for common fights and pla.. drunks. The Mayor was feeling good and dished out a capital prize to each and every one. They were assessed fines amounting to $112.50. 1 1 1 . -.. ...j GARNER & BEAN Fancy and Staple Groceries If You Want the Best, the "Club House" brands, made by Franklin AlcVeagh, of Chica go, will please you. This line of package and canned goods Is recognized THE BEST. GARNER & BEAN, Sole Ageuts Telephone 116 Farni Loams. I - ' i i ! !-!! . !,., J.U L J!J1 ' -' 1 make loans at 5l2 per cent, interest on lands located in Obion and Weakley Counties, Tenn., and Fulton County, Ky., in sums of $1,000 or more on first-class improved farms. tj Loans made on farms of fifty acres or more on five years time with privilege to borrower of paying same after one year in full or making any size partial pay ment desired at intervals of 6 months after one year from date of loan, interest being stopped on partial payments made. O. SPRADLSN Vnlon City, Tnn. 1, 1 ; - i i : i i I; ! I J !