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"V DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over Vkite & Burchard's Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephones O.Tice 144-2. Residence M4-3 DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over Vvhlte & Burchar i' Dfiijr Store. Union Ci!y, Te nn. Telelphones -Office 1 44-2; Residence 144-3 n ill- Crtim, City Commercial. eta'H..he4 ir-0 j Ctmv..XHuA colember 1 iW West Tennessee Courier, established Itfff i Conso.nU'.tea heputmoer l, l." UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1912 VOL. 20, NO. 11 ALEXANDER CASE AFFILED if V ," - . T"t f'T YX t"T T " ": "s, T- -t " U I nvn Yu r h A I n l-rst I! i si k. ' ? 1 "iuyi;.::1 1 H S, J 11' 1 A Altec. 'Mvo ,, ;-i (u W. J CoFt.hl iw. w c. V. Z'-nmtrntB Co-No. Brightness comes from a feeling cf satisfaction of stability and the knowledge that there is something to fall back on. It is the establishment of a firm position that makes us advance. , Old National BariR Union City Tennessee Money Loaned at Lower Rates. Than Ever ' . I am taking; applications for loans on lands in Obion and Weakley Counties, Tenn., and Fulton County, Ky., so that the cost and expense of same Is Less than has been possible heretofore at any time. 1 have arrange ments to make loans of more Than Two Thousand Dollars cheaper and on better terms than, 1 or anyone else has ever been able to make them in either of the counties above mentioned. The borrower has the privi-. lege of paying All or Any Part of indebtedness after one year, interest bring stopped on payments made. Loans are made on Ten Years Tim or for shorter periods, if desired. - " ATTORNEY - AT- LAW Vnion City, ' - Tsnn. O.SPRADLIN, Supreme Court at Jackson Senten ces Alexanders to Hang. The State Supreme Court sentenced three men to be hanged in the third week in July next and decided a num ber of other criminal cases of lesser de gree in the long list of opinions deliv ered. Will Ed Alexander and Emmett Alex ander, " uncle and nephew, who killed Walter Simmons, at a picnic on Mud Creek in Obion County on August C, 1910, will .die on the gallows at the State penitentiary in Nashville on July IS, unless Governor Hooper intervenes. Associate Judge Crafton Green de livered an exhaustive opinion affirming the verdict of Criminal Court of Obion County in this case. Justio Green's opinion sustained the trial Judge in dis regarding tha mitigating circumstances clause of the jury's verdict. The Alexanders were farmers and they killed Simmons as the result o! a drunken quarrel over a crap game at the picnic on Mud Creek. Will Ed is some forty-odd years of age, a well-built man. He is married. Emmett is the older man's nephew, smaller of stature and unmarried. The men received the verdict calmly in the courtroom, but on the return to jail Emmett almost suffered a collapse. Both of the men had good reputations until the time of the tragedy, but their was a brutal one. They were tried twice together with John R. Alexander, father of Emmett, who was convicted with them, but granted a new trial, which is now pending. The first trial resulted in a hung jury. The second trial was in May, 1911, and when the j MARY AGNES DOYLE, READER. With the Kedpatli Chautauqua, Union City, Tenn., June 19-25, 1912. Shields, Green and Buchanan that Means should pay the extreme penalty of the law as prescribed by the lower court. On a night in May of 1911, Means went to the home of J. T. Workman, and after calling him to the door, delib erately shot him down. With the as sistance of relatives and by ependingthe days in tree tops, Means escaped from the community, but was captured a few months later, when he attempted to join the United States army at Little Rock. When brought back to Dresden for trial, the young man confessed his guilt and offered no reasonable explana tion for his action. He said that ho re REDPATH CHAUTAUQUA. Programme for Union City," June 19 to June 25. BOHUMIR KRYL. Programs legin promptly: Boy Scouts, 9 a. m.; morning lecture, 10:00; afternoon music, 2:30; afternoon lec ture, 3:00; night music, 7:30; night en tertainment, 8:13. , WEDNESDAY. Afternoon: Concert Ladies Spanish Orchestra. Lecture "A Lesson to ihC Nation," Judge A. Z, Blair. Night: Concert- Lad iet Spanish Orchestra. Character Studies John B. Eatto. THVKSDAY. Morniag: ; Boy Scouts. . Lecture "The Hour of Poetry." Afternoon: Concert Carroll Giee Clab. Lecture "The Modern Mormon Kingdom,. Sen. F. J. Cannon. Night: Concert Carroll Glee -Club. 'lVykv ; FKIPAY. MorniKj: Bey ..Scout. Lecture "The School of Tragedy.'" Afternoon: Song Recital Artists iVom--Bnm Grand Opera CompAny. Lwt tire "The Man Against the Mass," ' Frank IHxon. Night: Grand Opera Lc-Brun Grand Or-era Company.. A.TtRt.V..j.i .... Mo-r'i-ne: B -v " Sl.-uU. Li.r.r,- "The Great Discovery. ',' Afternoon: Concert The Musical Favorites. ' Lecture "A Message from Kansas," Gov. E.-W. Hoch Night: Concert The Musical Favor ites. Indian Lecture in costume Tahan. "Things I Saw and Did as a Savage.'1 - SUXDAY Afternoon: Concert--Bohumir Kyrl and Band. Entertainer T. Walter Wilson. , Vesper Service. ' Night: Concert Bobumir Kyrl and Band. Entertainer T. Walter Wilson. . MONDAY, ' ; C Morning: Boy Scouts. Lecture "The Art of Fishing. " Afternoon: Concert Mendelssohns Quartet. Lecture "Traitors to Jus tice," Judge M. A. Kavanagh. Night: Concert Mendelssohns Quar tet. Magician Reno. TCESDAY. Morning: Boy Scouts. Lecture ' "Living Words." ; Afternoon: Concert Anitas Ladies Orchestra. Lecture Opie Read. Evening: Orchestra. Flumstead. Concert Anitas Ladies Entertainer E 1 1 s w o r t h DEEDS, NOT WORDS. 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' j sentence was nassetl Juuze Jones re- viewed the case in substance as follows: umbered the event of the night vague. There was a picnic one mile west of 'f and thought that he was drunk at the t ,k r,u rio r,t A,.t torn " saiu mai ne arose irom nis At 2 J 1 IJC? Ul) mC VIU V4tJ VA. , tssj AViw, I , an.1 sometime during the dav a laree bed at b'9 fatller'S home BeCuroJ a n in the game was a young man named diatance anJ kilkd hinl Walter Simmons. The Alexanders, thkeatesed woekman John R., his son, Emmett,' and his j He gave no clear motive, and Justice brother, Will Ed, were looking for a Neil stated that bone appeared clearly friend named Staley. Staley was found from the record. Evidence was tntro- playing the crap game with Simmons duced at the time showing that Means and Simmons bad won $1,50 of Staley 's had threatened to kill Workman before money. Staley made some remark to and that he had been placed under a the effect that he did not want to leave J peace bond. His arrest at this time the money, whereupon Simmons re- had preyed on the youth's mind, the marked to the Alexanders, "What have Court stated, and that he was frequently you big ,". got to do with found crying to himself or talking mo it?" This led to a cross fire of wcrds, rosely of bis troubles. . something being said between Will Ed Means called his victim from his bed and Emmett about an automatic. Then twice. When first awakened from his Simmons spoke about going after a slumbers. Workman arose from his bed pfetol and left the game... He did not and opened the back door of his home. go far, but mounted a borsa and rode I The night was dark and he could see no back toward the grounds. T The Alex-1 one outside. After waiting a moment or a i. ... v I i 1 11 . . anuers naa stopped at a surrey on rue iwo ana caning out into trie nigiu sev- grounds near by and, seeing Simmons eral times, without receiving an answer, riding up, John R. went up to him and Workman returned to bis bed. He al- took hold of the bridle reins. Simmons most dropped off to sleep again, when wheeled bis horse and John R. fell. In he was aroused by call from outside his the meantime Emmett approached and home, this time from the front, His assaulted Simmons with a knife. Will wife pleaded with bin not to open the Ed was close by and told Emmett to door this time, but Workman paid no stab him bard. Emmett stabbed him heed. He arose, struck a light and went again and Simmons fell to the ground. I to the door. A moment later he had After the wounded man had fallen, thrown it open, and he was fired upon Will Ed took hold of his head and from the darkness outsid-and fell back churned tt against theground, claiming into the room dead. that Simmons was stilling. John R. I la bis confession Stanley Means said was still close by, and, whether or not that after shooting Workman he ran he was guilty of conspiracy, it was not back home, slipped quietly to bed and shown, but he took no active part in did not awake until nearly noon of the the killing. After aimmons was killed j following day. He then went to his fa- he told the crowd to stand back in order ther and brother and told 4hem that he perhaps to protect his son, Emmett. I was in trouble, and with their assist- Fnends of the wounded man came and ance, escaped from the community, B;mmn. Tnfl r,n ih- i thou2b bloodhounds were placed on bis was shown that witnesses saw no pistol traiI and followed him for several days. on the body and none was seen uunng Mil HAY TOOLS YOU CAN DEPEND ON Decring hay tools are doing good, reliable work, not only for users in this country, but also in foreign countries. They will do good work for you. Next time you are in town, come in and let us show yon the Deering line of hay machines. We will be glad to explain how they will save ycu time and L&or. The Deering line of hay tools consists of mowers, sweep rakes, stackers and tedders. You will be interested in the new improvements of these machines. Perhaps yon don't expect to boy, but as long as an investigation does not place yon under any obligation to buy, isn't it to your advantage to come ia and see us? Yon can't help but get some information which will be valuable to you. ' Come in and get a catalogue anyhow. R. F. Tisdale & Sons THE SEEDMEN. ppoorwill D- I.62S: II Mammoth Yellow Soja Oeans era rprj 0 0.-.'s!ju i1 MILLEl Ask for our prices before selling your Grain and Hay Cherry-iffi Grain Go. .... UNION CITV, TENN. the killing. Witnesses testified that he had no pistol when he was killed. THIKD MAS FOR GALLOWS. Stanley Means, a youth of 0 years, who killed J. T. Workman in Weakley County last May, was the third man to be sentenced to the gallows. By a ma jority opinion the court sentenced Means to be hanged on July 1. Associate Justice M. M. Neil delivered tb- ' pinion and pronounced the sen tence, though dissenting from the opin ion Of the majority of the court as to the punishment. Justices Neil and Lans den were of the opinion that the trial judge should have bt-ld to the finding of, the jury that there were mitigritipg cir- cumsianevs to the crime and held that the death sentence imposed oa the young nian should be conii(ut(-l to life iinyris-j omrsent. . - However, it t.'is the piitid6wfirtici?s Crows Hair et 65 Years of Age. Dear Sirs: "I heard of PARISIAN SAGE and as my head would itch a good deal, I thought I would try it. I never used any remedies before and was bald on top of my bead. I am using the third bottle and have a lot of hair where I was bald. I would like you to see the new hair rrr i f i n a frrr mv - ft JliJrw in my scalp quickly disappeared.' I am 65 years old and have been at the Bazaar 51 years. -.. . L Win. A. Hopper, Auctioneer Hark oess Bazaar, Ninth and Samson 'Sts., rhiia-iclphia, Pa. . Large xttle of PARISIAN SAGE 50 cents. Guaranteed by Oliver's Red Cross Drg Store for dandruff, falling hair and scalp itch. Puts life and beauty into faded liair and is a delightful hair dres.Ting. . , JUDGE MARCUS A. KAVANAGH. With the ReJpatli Chautau'iia. Union City, Tenn., June 19-2-, 1312. Vt' t t' L-iy cr r!r w- .i. V,r e UraruH r I i t. You are wt-Ifr,fH. n.U 'm IWw fl.-.,..1 I ? C.-v. ire, i. . r t: r --.'t ; i i Mrs. J. H. Edrnonston. Mrs. J. H. EdmoDstoo, Sr., died at the residence of her son, Jesse E. Ed rnonston, in San Marcos, Tex., May 22, at the age of 75 years. She wag a native of Tennessee, and bad her home in that State. She, with her husband, bad ken the guest of their son in San Marcos since last fall. The interment took place in the City Cemetery of that city the following afternoon. She issurtived by ber husband and six children as fol lows: Jewe Edmonston, of Sao Marcos, Mrs. M. R. Wetterau, NashtriHe, Tenn. : Mrs. John Green, Hattiesburg, Miss.; Mrs. Dr. J. D. Glover, Santa Anna, Cal.; J., II. EdmorjKton, Jr.. Ken 11- worth,Utah; D. B, Edmonston,' Wash ington, D. C. San Antonio Tex.) Ex- P'tss. . U. C. T. S. Alumni. n' .-;..!. . t o t. c ....... ate to join the Alumni An-wciation. All who wish to do , must send their lisnw and f.Wre.to Mis Cora Faimcr, , . I'ni-'n City, Ttrn., at an early date, tn- -clositig ff y cents, yearly d:.u pre parations are being made for the fall bancjufet, which ill be aunoMoeMl at aa early date. Plates will bo oa 6alc at some cenvenient place. I1.v..h Aluosnac be allowed to invit tr. II. nn 1.