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Over White fit Burchard's Drug
Store, Union City, Tenp.
Office 144.2, Residence 144-3
Over White fit Burchard's Drug
Store, Union Gty, Term. '
Office 144-2; Residence 1 44-J
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WtTesnowe Courier, established 1897 Conolldatt1 Beplember 1897
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Copyright 1909, til C E. Zimmerman Co. No. 19
THERE'S safety in a bank account, (or the reason that it is
a clear signal of the future. It means that things are clear
ahead, and that your road is unobstructed. Make ap your
4 mind not to travel another step if you havn't a bank account
Old National Bank
Union City, Tnnue
I am authorized to take applications for loans on lands in Obion and
Weakley Counties, Tennessee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. The terms and
conditions upon which this money will be loaned are most favorable to the
borrower. All or any part of a loan may be 'paid after one year, interest
being stopped on payments made. Loans are Made at 51 pet cent.
Interact on ten years' time, or for shorter period if desired.
If you are considering a loan, it would be well to make application AT
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O. S P R A O ! N
Attorney At Ltvw & j Union City, Tenn.
Clover, Timothy, Alfalfa, Red Top
. and all kinas of Field Seeds.
ClieFFy Moss
Grain Co.
. Wholesale and Retail
Grain, Hay and Field Seeds
Union City, Tenn.
Telephone No. 31
Ask for Our prices before selling
Your Grain and Hay.
P r. 3Q
on improved farm lands, drawing interest at
for term of five years. Will loan any amount from
one thousand dollars up.
Phones 1 43 and 589
Attorney At Zaw
Committee on Street Paving and
Telephone Changes.
The Union City Business Men's Club
met in called session last Friday night
with a very flattering attendance, con
sidering the cold wave.
Mr. Verhine being absent, J. C. Bur
dick, vice president, occupied the chair.
The street paving proposition came
up for consideration. Some of the res
idents and business men downtown have
been considering the advisability and
opportunities of securing means by
which to pave First street from , the
opera house corner north to the N., C.
& St. L. Railway, from the courthouse
on Washington street to First street and
on Church street from First street to the
Park corner. A committee for the pur
pose of securing cost, plans, etc., re
ported that they were now securing the
necessary information. The committee
was authorized to meet with the Board
of Mayor and Aldermen and see if ar
rangements could not be made for the
paving to b9 done in the Bpring. Con
siderable discussion of the best paving
material and construction was held.
some preferring the pavingbrick while
others took the ground that a compound
of concrete and asphalt would be better.
This, however, must be made a matter
subject to the committee's findings and
recommendations. W. L. White, chair
man of the committee appointed to get
plans and cost of plant and maintenance
of an independent telephone line, re
ported that work along that line is now
in hand and the committee would be
ready to report in full later on. A dis-'
cussion of this subject was participated
in by several. Mr. Morris Miles, Mr.
Biice, Mr.Caldwell and Mr.Geo. Dahnke
took part in this, pro and con, with a
good many pros in evidence. All, how
ever, agreed on one proposition, and
that is that the order issued so mo time
ago by the Board of Mayor and Alder
men for the Cumberland Telephone Co.
to remove its telephone poles and wires
from the downtown business streets,
which are specified in the order, to
back streets and alleys, also specified
in the order, be made imperative and
effective at once. J. A. Wheeler being
absent from borne, D. P. Caldwell was
elected to fill his place on this committee.
The club decided to hold its annual
banquet during the first of the month
of March, and committees for this pur
pose were appointed as follows:
On entertainment: Geo. Dahnke, J.
M. Brice, E. H. Marshall, W. G. Rey
nolds, W. L. White,-J. C. Reynolds.
On arrangements: Whitesell Harpole,
II. M. DeGraffenreid, W. M. Nailling.
On finance: 8. D. Woosley, Lewis
McAdoo, Milton Talloy, A. J. Rainey,
Geo. Gibbs.
Int1 club was unanimous in favor of
proposition to invite the Mayor oj
each town in Obion County and the
commercial agents of the M. and 0.
the N., C. & St. L. and the I. C. rail
roads to be present and as guests of the
club on this occasion and to address
the club on co-operative subjects.
Who Slew City Marshal Blakemore
Killed at Dyersburg.
Dyersburg, Tenn., Feb. 16. The
negro, Keuoen jonnson, slayer of Uity
Marshal W. E. Blakemore, of Hum
bold t, was killed here yesterday after
noon while resisting arrest. Former
Sheriff C. C. Dawson and City Marshal
C. P. Miller, learning that the negro
had arrived in town Sunday morning,
went to his hiding place and attempted
to arrest him. The negro attempted to
draw bia gun, when Mr. Dawson fired
his pistol, shooting the negro through
thefiiead, killing him instantly. There
is no doubt about the identity of the
man, as he has all thi scars on him de
scribed by the Humboldt officers.
. Negro Escapes.
Reports from the Western Hospital
for the Insane at Bolivar are that the
negro, Watson, who was arrested here
for housebreaking and larceny, and
committed to the asylum for insanity,
had escaped and began to operate in
mediately in his crooked work. At
least some houses were entered by bur
glars just after bis escape. - j
Call 150 for coal of any kind. i
Book an Aid to Social and Intel
lectual Life.
The Putnams, of New York and Lon
don, announce the publication this
month of "Latin Songs: Ancient, Me
dieval and Modern, with Music," by
Calvin S. Brown, and thereby hangs a
The announcement by the Putnams
"This boak contains a large variety
of Latin poems and music, providing
something suitable for all tastes and oc
casions. Among its numbers are ancient
classical lyrics from Catullus and Horace;
medieval church hymns, such as Dies
Irae, Stabat Mater, and Veni, Creator
Spiritus, and the old Christmas carols
Caput Apri Deferro and In Dulci Jubilo.
There are also incjuded such convivial
songs as Gaudeamus Igitur, Lauriger
Horatiusand Meum Est Propositum,
folk-songs of the type of 0 Sanctissima;
and lullabies like Dormi Jesu. The
Latin songs of Harrow, Eton, Rugby,
and other great English schools are
Tbo book also contains many Latin
tradslations of popular English and
German songs. Among the former are
Rock of Ages, God Save the King, the
Psalm of Life, and several nursery and
nonsense rimes. Among the latter
are Tanhenbaum, Die Lorelei and Die
Wacht am Rheim.
Mr. Brown's volume should appeal
to a large number of scholars and mu
sicians, and aid the social and intellec
tual life of clubs and societies."
This book, which its well-known pub
lishers say should appeal to scholars and
musicians and aid the social and intel
lectual lire oi clubs and societies, was
written by a man who thirty-five years
ago was a farmer's boy who had never
seen a street car or been on a railway
train more than once or twice in his
life. He got bis love of nature and
music from clover fields and meadow
larks as he helped lay open the furrows
for the season's crops, and at other
times trudged across the fields for a
mile and a half to a private school at
Palestine, Tennessee, that then boasted
of two or three little stores and a post
office. It is now called Glass.
The school had one teacher and about
forty pupils. There the pupils, who
were beginners, were instructed in the
English alphabet, and those who fin
ished the course were well up in Latin,
Greek and higher mathematics and were
ready to enter the second year, being
able to skip.the first, iri any college or
university in the United States.
There was another remarkable feature
about this school. It was taught by a
man who, just after his graduation from
college, was given up by physicians as
hopeless victim of the great white
plague, consumption. But that man
planned differently.- He determined to
live and be useful. In order to ward
off the effects of the disease he made it
a rule never to sit down except at meal
times. He taught from 8 a. m. until
4 p. m., with an hour's intermission at
noon. During all these hours he stood
erect in the schoolroom, and usually
carried a switch froni a neighboring
beech tree that reached from the tip of j
his ear to the floor, and he was just a
little less than six feet high. William
R. Moore was his name. He was fa
miliarly known as "B" Moore.
Professor "B" Moore is still alive
and in robust health,' having conquered
his ailment and spent his life in the
instruction of youth. Unfortunately,
however, the writer has not hat the
pleasure of. seeing him since one sum
mer day, many years ago, when that
long beech switch came down across
his knees because of bis failure to mas
ter a rule in algebra within a prescribed
number of minutes, and the writer
transferred his allegiance to another
school where they didn't believe that
paring the rod spoiled the child.
Calvin S. Brown finished his course
at Palestine. He learned all that Pro
fessor Moore could teach him. He not
only finished bis course there, but he'
finished a course at Vanderbilt Uni
versity, and it was here that tbe writer
had the pleasure of again being with
him, having shared a room with him at
Liberty Hall, a co-operative living place
that was conducted by some of the stu
dents at Vanderbilt.
Then Mr. Brown took a post graduate
course and was, for a time, an instructor
ou t Waste Your Feed
Use an INTERIJATIOIIAL Feed Grinder.
It requires from 12 to 35 per cent less ground
grain to produce the same amount of beef,
pork, milk or horse power than when whole
grain is fed.
An I. H. C. Feed Grinder and an Interna
tional Engine makes an ideal combination.
The first time you are in town drop in and let
us show you.
at Vanderbilt. With a Ph. D. and other
degrees he went to the University of
Leipsic where took another post grad
uate course, as he'also did at the Uni
versity of Paris, and later studied in
Italy and Spain.
Since then Mr. Brown has been a
college professor and an author of text
books, published by Heath & Co., of
Boston, and A. S. Barnes & Co., of
New York. These have been books of
a staid kind, dealing with the more seri
ous side of life, but now comes the one
that lias something of the conviviality
as well as of seriousness in it. rew
Canaan (Conn.) Leader.
Dove Incident Brings Little Girl
Into Prominence.
When President Wilson was enjoying
his well-earned vacation at Pass Christian
he was the recipient of a dove, together
with a letter from the donor, a little
girl twelve years of age. She had found
the bird with a broken wing and nursed
it back to health. Being a native of
Tennessee, she was a believer in freedom,
and did not want to keep it in captivity.
She conceived the happy thought of
sending the dove to the winter White
House, with the request that the chief
executive open to it the door of freedom.
The President appreciated the motive of
the child, aud not only acted on her re
quest, but wrote her a letter in reply.
Little Miss Willo Green did not know
at the time of tbe incident that it was
destined to bring her into national
prominence, but that is wnat H nas
done. She has received letters from
half a dozen States, as widely separated
as New York ajjd Texas, the latter State
making her an honorary member of its
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals. " j
We give herewith the letter from Tex-
as making her an honorary member of
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals.
"Dallas. Tex., Jan. 9, 1914.
"Miss WUlo Green, Gulfport, Miss.:
"My Dear Miss I have the pleasure
to Dotify you that you have been made
an honorary member of our society on
account of your humane action in tak
ing care of a poor pigeon, the one you
let tbe President release the other day.
May you grow up to womanhood with
your humanitarian views increasing as
your age, as dumb animals need all the
friends they can muster. Yours in in
terest of our dumb animals.
"George A. Lake, Secretary."
Governor Park Trammell, of Flori--da,
Assures Confederates.
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 1G. Gov.
Park Trammell, Florida's popular and'
accomplished chief executive, has given"
out a letter for publication in the news
papers of the South, on the approach--ing
reunion in this city, May G, 7, 8f
of the United Confederate Veterans' As
sociation. He assures the Confederate
veterans and tbeir friends that they will
be given a generous welcome in Jack
sonville, and at other points in the
State which they may visit during thoir,
stay in Florida. The Governor's letter
is as follows:
Nearly all leprcsy cases in tbe United
States have been) traced to the Chinese
race. Send your( laundry where inspec
tions of methods are invited. If the
Union City Steam Laundry would put
all classes of work together, it would
not have any customers in a week.
Patronize the American people when
you can. All money you spend witn
the Union City Steam Laundry Dry
Cleaning Works is ia turn spent in Un
ion City. 47-lt
Community silver at Dictzel's,
It is simple truth to affirm that the
hearts of the people of Florida are over
flowing with gratification and pride over
the fact that the revered heroes com
posing the United Confederate Veterans
will hold their Annual Reunion this
year in our State's metropolis.
The grand old heroes of the Gray will
meet a magnificent, whole-soulod re
ception in Jacksonville and at any other
Florida points they, may visit. They,
will be amongst their own. They will bo
in an atmoshere thoroughly Southern,
splendidly hospitable and highly appre
ciative of the honorof having been se
lected as the Reunion City and State.
Florida is rich in romance and tradi
tion, and in the loyalty of her people to
high ideals and patriotic endeavors. In
proportion to population and resources,
Florida contributed as generously and
as cheerfully in men and in means to
the support of the Confederate cause as
did any of the other great common
wealths which so nobly championed that
righteous struggle. Florida gave many
great names to tho mighty galaxy of
the South 's matchless heroes, and she
gave a host of brave men of the ranks
who on countless fields rendered valorous
account of their courage and patriotism.
The creditable part which the people of
this State took in support of Southern
defense is a source of pride to tho sur
vivors of the great conflict and of venera
tion to the younger generation.
In every community from the Potomac
to the Gulf the Confederate veteran is
always an honored and a welcome vis
itor and guest. No greater tribute
could be paid to the enduriug justice of
the principles for which, they contended
and for the magnificent manner in
which they sustained tbeir convictions
through the four sternest years of Ameri
can history, than the unanimous and
enduring verdict of commendation and
appreciation which has for half a cen
tury accorded the glorious patriotism
and chivalry of the Confederate soldiers
throughout the length and breadth of
the Southland they so heroically defend
ed. In Florida the veterans will find
the same cordial respect and unbounded
hospitality which awaits them at all
points m the Southland. . ,
The formality of assuring a welcome
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