DR. E. M. LONQ
Over White & Burcbard'a Drug
Store. Union City, Tenn.
Office 144-2, Residence H4-3
DR. E. M. LONQ
Over White 01 Burchard'a Drug
Store, Union Gty, Tenn.
Office 144-2; Residence 144-3
t'nion City Commercial. etttjolihrd H0 i - , i . . .
Wet Teoneowe Courier. e.Uiblishl ls7 I Coasobdated Septembe
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY. AUGUST 11, 1911.
VOL. 20, NO. 21
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jgRIGHTNESS comes from a feeling of satisfaction of
stability and the knowledge that there is something
to fall back on. It is the establishment of a firm position
that enables us to advance.
Old National Bank
Union City, Tnntie
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IF WE FAIL TO RELIEVE YOUR KIDNEY DIS
EASE, WE VVILL PAY FOR THE MEDICINE
The kidneys are rightly classed among the vital organs of the
human body, and in order for a person to enjoy perfect health
it is necessary that their action be proper and prompt.
Rexall Kidney Tills are intended for the treatment of more or
less chronic kidney ailments, and have been used with such
success that we unhesitatingly offer them to you under the
These pills are usually very prompt in beneficial effects and,
as a rule, the patient finds that it is not necessary to be con
tinually dosing himself.
Sixty pills in a box; price 50 cent. Sold only at our store
S2 PER CENT -Ten Years -SzPEB CENT
CAN MAKE PARTIAL PAYMENT AT ANY TIME
AND STOP INTEREST.
Dickson College, Dickson, Tenn.
T. B. HOGGINS, A. M., President.
The nohool for your lntiihtrr. The very best possible care of itirls. Ralf alxiut half nnd.
ndviuitntw hIkiuI double the average school for litrlg. Out door stiorts. Send us your daugh
ter and we will return her to you stronger in body nnd mind. Splendid literary course for
gM. Mu.ic under a German instructor. Kxpression and Commercial advantages superior.
Twenty-seventh year opens Aug. 31. lor free catalogues, adtlress
T. B. LOCG1NS, Dickson, Tenn..
HARRIS, McADOO & CO.
UNION CITY. TENN.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS
PREPARED TO DO ALL KINDS OF '"" "
Concrete and Brick Work
Manufacturers of Concrete Blocks.
Also handle Feed of all kinds.
We sell Lime, Cement and Sand.' Phone 587
J.L. BRANSFORD & SONS
Brick filanufacturers and Contractors
Death Comes Peacefully at Mont
. . eagle, Tenn.
Monteagle, Tenn., Aug. 5. Bishop
Oscar Tenn Fitzgerald of the Methodis
Episcopal Church, South, died at his
cottage here at 3:45 o'clock this after
noon of neuralgia of the heart.
For the last ten days news of his death
would not have been unexpected.
The venerable churchman and author
had been in ill-health for several years,
ana uurmg me last year liau la-en verv
feeble.. Ten days ago he suffered an at
tack of neuralgia, of the heart, which
was followed a few days later by another
With Bishop Fitgerald when he died
were his daughters, Mrs. J. II. Nye and
Mrs. J. B. Robertson, of Nashville; his
sons, William S. Fitzgerald, Tullahoma,
and Oscar Fitzgerald. Charleston. W.
Va., and Dr. and Mrs. Allen G. Hall,
Nashville, friends of the family,
FUNERAL AT SAfinVIM.E.
The funeral was held from West End
Methodic Church at 2:30 o'clock Mon
day afternoon. The services were con
ducted by Dr. G. B. Winto, Dr. R. K
Brown, Bishop Collins Denny and Dr
Fitzgerald Parker. Burial was at Mount
Honorary J. W. Manier, Sr., Dr.
W. J. Ewing, W. Ii. Cole, Dr. I. Lewin
thal, Dr. J. II. McNeilly, Rev. R. Lin
Cave, Jesse Cage, D. M. Smith, Rev.
Henry Beech Carr.
Actives Chancellor J. IT. Kirkland,
Dr. Allen G. Hall, G. M. Noely, John
Bell Keeble, John Early, Will Vaughan,
J. E. Hart, W. E. Park.
MORS IN KORTH CAROLINA.
Oscar Penn Fitzgerald was the son
of Richard and Martha Jones Hooper
Fitzgerald and was born in Caswell,
North Carolina, August 24, 1829. His
middle name was taken from the, Rev.
Dr. Abrain Penn, who baptized him in
p fancy f praying at tlie time that he
might be a Methodist preacher. He
received his common school education
in North Carolina.
His first service was in the composing
room of the Lynchburg, Va., Repub
lican. Later lie became a clerk in the
office of the Lynchburg Post, and while
so engaged the Mexican war came on.
Hisather, responding to the call of his
eoftry, inarched to Mexico with Gen.
Scott. When the elder Fitzgerald went
to fight his country's battles his son re
turned home to North Carolina to sup
port Ins mother, doing so by teaching
in the neighborhood. W lieu the war
was over the young man returned to his
newspaper work, going to Richmond,
and obtaining a place on the Richmond
Examiner, of which Edgar Allan Poe
was about to be made literary editor
when his genius was stilled in death.
WAS COM HADE OF l'OK,
It was a favorite reminiscence with
Bishop Fitzgerald, this acquaintance
with Poe. On one occasion he heard
Toe lecture, the impression being a pro
found one. Bishop Fitzgerald at this
time was about 20 years of age.
From Virginia he went to Georgia,
where, after a spell of typhoid fever, his
attention was directed to the ministry.
In 1S54 the Georgia Methodist Confer
ence, meeting at Atlanta, with Bishop
Capers presiding, admitted him and he
was sent to Savannah as a junior preach
er. A short time later he went to the
West as a missionary.
In 1867 he was chosen superintendent
of public instruction of California, con
tinuing in the position for four years.
While in California he was for a time
editor of the Pacific Methodist and j
Christian Spectator. Returning to the
South in 1878 he was elected editor of
the Nashville Christian Advocate, an or
gan of the Southern Methodist Church,
succeeding Rev. T. R. Summers. In
188G, when the general conference of
the church met in Richmond, he was
suggested as a bishop, and four years
later, when the conference met in St.
Louis, this honor was voted him.
For many years Bishop Fitzgerald has
been incapacitated by age and failing
strength, but his interest in his church
never flagged. To the end of his days
ho retained his interest in the newspaper
business in which he started his career.
He wrote extensively himself, and a son,
the late Lee Fitzgerald, was at one time
editor of the Nashville American. In
185.3 Bishop Fitzgerald was married to
Miss Sarah Banks, of Enon, Ala., who
survives him with the following chil
dren: Mrs. G. F. Nye and Mrs. J. B.
Robertson, of Nashville, Tenn. ; William
Fitzgerald, of Tullahoma, Tenn., and
Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Jr., of Charleston,
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen
have formally accepted the sewerage
completed by Sullivan & Long in this
cit?. The system was outlined in this
paper last fall. With the exception of
a few slight changes the work has been
completed according to drawings and
specifications. The inspection was
finished last week by C. II. Jenks, civil
engineer in charge, and the system is
declared to be as good as ever turned out
in any city. , A bond was given by the
contractors guaranteeing the work for a
term of years.
Part of the system has already been
paid for, probably half, and the Board
calculates that the last dollar will be paid
after the taxes of 1913 -fejvc been re
ceived. The contract amounted alto
gether to approximately $35,000, and
the payment of this amount besides the
current expenses, of the city in three
years is very creditable indeed to the
business qualifications of the present ad
The Board contemplates next year the
opening of a campaign of concrete walk
construction. It is figured that the
sewerage contract can be taken care of
while this is going on. Walks are badly
needed in Union City, and the beginning
of this work will be heralded with the
Wants to do your work.
Get our prices and see
our designs before plac
ing your order. . . ..
We handle all kinds
of Marble, Granite
and Building- Stone.
County Democratic Committee,
The Democratic Executive Committee
of Obion County met at the courthouse
last Monday pursuant to call.
Chairman Pleas Hornbeak called the,
committee to order and announced that
he desired to withdraw temporarily from
the speaker's chair for the reason that
he was a candidate and did not wish to
take advantage of his opponents. Car
roll P. Wilson, of Troy, was appointed
to tike the chair. Mr. Green read the
minutes and they were approved.
The first item of business was a mo
tion for a uniform ballot. It was decid
ed at the last meeting of the committee
that a uniform ballot bo adopted, but
no provision was made respecting the
use of independent ballots- An amend
ment was therefore offered to the orig
inal motion that a uniform ballot be
adopted and that independent ballots or
any ballots otier than tho uniform bal
lot be declared illegal and thrown out
if voted. The committee aereed on this
motion and ho other ballot will be used
except the official ballot.
Dr. Wells, of Number Fourteen, of
fered the following resolutions:
Resolved, first; That Saturday, the 2d
day of September, the day for the hold
ing of the Democratic primary election
in dbion County for the nomination of
candidates for Trustee, Sheriff, and Tax
that the polls be opened on said day at
9 a. m. and closed at 4 p. in.
Resolved, second; That all known
white Democrats who are 21 years old
now or before August 10, 1912, who will
support the nominee of this primary
be entitled to vote in the primary in his
respective district or usual voting placo
Resolved, third; That should only one
candidato submit his claims before this
primary for any of said offices by Au
gust 20, preceding this primary elec
tion, such candidate shall be declared
tho nominee for said office.
Resolved, fourth; That no demands
be made for poll tax receipt or registra
tion certificate of anyone who represents
himself to vote in this primary.
Tho above resolutions were unani
The following members of the com
mittee were present:
District No. 3, Mr. Caldwell, proxy;
No. 5, Pleas Hornbeak; No. 6, Carroll
P. Wilson; No. 7, Hughes Hunt; No. 8,
J. M. Foster; No. 10, Luke Latimer;
No. 11, Casey Holloman; No. 13, W.
P. Davis; No. 14, J. J. Wells; No. 15,
E. J. Green. ,
Committee adjourned. ,
Democratic Mass Meeting.
Immediately after the meeting of the
Assessor of Obion County, to be elected i.lt,, tu,i. . ,
. , . L Just Monday a, mass meeting of the
ueuBl , u,u , ivLt, ue con- 1)cinocraU) of obic
stituted as such by the committee and
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business house, or
business of any knd
for sale, list it with
us. We can sell it.
We con rent you prop
erty to good advantage,
collect the rente and
make you money. We
have had yean of expe
rience. Our charge
are reasonable. ......
Let Us Insure
Your family against want in case of yofr death
You against loss of time by accident or illness
You anaint loss by fire, lightning and tornado
IN THE BEST OF COMPANIES
Our dealings must
UNION CITY, TENN.
229 South First St.
Roomt No. I and 2. "
ion County was held.
Quite a number of Democrats from tho
different sections of the county were
present, and a large percent took part
n the meeting. The object of the
meeting as outlined heretofore was to
bury the hatchet. In other words it
was a harmony meeting.
A. Wilson, of Obion, was elected
chairman. , A committee was appointed
to draft resolutions as follows: 1
G. R. McDade, E. J. Green and D-. P.
While the committee was out Dr.
McRee was called upon for a speech
and responded in accordance with the
spirit of the omission. 4
The committee reported as follows:
Whereas, there has been in the" past
a division in the ranks of the Democratic
party, caused by a difference of opinion
among Democrats as to certa in questions
of policy and statecraft and whereas
such division has caused and engendered
a severe breach in the party. Therefore
be it resolved by the Democrats of
Obion County in convention assembled
that it is the sense of this convention
that all such differences should bo ad
justed, the breach healed and harmony
prevail, and that in primary elections
all Democrats shall be entitled to par
ticipate, irrespective of past differences
or affiliations, and further that we as
Democrats will use our best endeavor to
bring about this state of harmony
throughout the State of Tennessee.
Those shades need haoginff rieht now.
. J Phone Home Furniture Co.
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