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DR. G. M. LONG
DENTIST Oret White & Burchsrd's Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephones Office 144-2, Resid ence f 44-3 DR. E. M. LONG 1 DENTIST Over White 4c Burchard's Dnif Store, Union City, Tenn. Telelphone Office 144-2; Residence 144-3 t'nfon City Commercial, established 18) ,,. . . , . , Wet Tennessee Courier. eatablUhed 1M7 i Consolidated September 1. 197 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1914 VOL. 23, NO. 52 4ERCIAL h t !S 4 i i ii r i ii 11 SOME STRIKE IT RICHa BUTASUHEYAYIS TO PUT A LIT INTHEBM EVERYWEEK vmBSsA.- There is no doubt about money in the bank, it is sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there is the satisfaction that it is sure. Positive in every way, both that it will grow and that it is safe. - Old National BanK Union City Tannaiice rniT iVii 11 lllM i 1 t jT TO LOAN ON FARM LANDS, I am authorized to take application, for loan, on lands in Obion and V'Sakley Counties, Tennessee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. The terms and 3nditions upon which this money will be loaned are most favorable to the borrower. All or any part of a loan may be peid after one year, interest being stopped on payments made. Loans are Made at 5k pet cent. Interest on ten years time, or for shorter' period if desired!! ' " ' If you are considering a loan, it would be well to make application AT ONCfcJ ' - . . . . , Attorney At Lfvw Union City, Tenn. Wei tiyWool SEE US BEFORE YOU SELL Wholesale and Retail Grain, Hay and Field Seeds SEED CORN Roper Red Cobb, St. Charles Red Cobb, Boone CoUnty White. NORTH CAROLINA Mammoth Yellow1 Soja , Beans. V'-;.:". All kinds of Field Seeds. Ask for prices before selling your Grain or Hay Telephone No. 31 . Union City, Tenn S D OEZ3 UNION CITY WILL ! CELEBRATE THE FOURTH Fair Association Takes Charge With Extensive Program. A meeting was held by the directors of the West Tennessee Fair Association last Friday night, and unanimous agree ment oo a proposition to return to our custom of celebrating the fourth was taken. It was also agreed that the Fair Association take charge of the enter prise, and that the program include trotting and pacing races and baseball, besides an extensive program of ath letics, automobile races, parades, fire works, music, etc., all to be presented at the fair grounds. It was also unani mously agreed that an admission to the fair grounds be charged and that this fact be announced so that there will be no misunderstanding about it. Com mittees were named to take charge of the program, but the details have not yet been settled. This much was agreed upon: Thatpurses of $150 be offered in both the trotting and pacing races, together with other prizes, and that the admission to the fair grounds be as fol lows: Men . .50 cents! Ladies ..i ..25 cents ; Young men and girls over 12 ..-..25 cents Children under 12.... .Free ' Free hitching grounds will be fur nished io the grove in front of the fair grounds for use of visitors with wagons, buggies and automobiles. No admis sion for vehicle going through the gates. The races will be free-for-all trotting and pacing, and it was agreed that there must be five to enter and four to start The owners of horses will be given pref erence of going a two-and-tbree mile or a three-in-five half mile. The committees are as follows: Races, Guy Lee, W. C. Farris, J. W. Woosley. Baseball. J. C. Burdick, S.. D. Woosley, F. J. Smith, Band. E.H. Marshall, Geo. Dahnke, S. D. Woosley. ..-v--.(.,', Advertising.- J. W, Woosley, Dr, W. M. Turner. Prominent speakers will, be invited and the speaking will take place in the forenoon uptown in the park free to everybody. Special announcements will be made as soon as perfected and an effort will be made to have a Fourth of July cele bration second to none, and a little bet ter than ever in Union City. ( , WMm to Loan I on farm lands, for term of five years J'a Per cent interest payable semi-annually Attorney At Law Phones 143 and 589 UNION CITY, TENN. Confederate Reunion, i Jacksonville, Fla,, March 23. If plans now under discussion here for the parades at the reunion are carried out, and it is very probable that they will be, the several hundred sponsors and maids of honor that have been appointed throughout the South, will participate in the greatest flower spectacle ever seen in the Southern States, on May 7, the second day of the reunion. Present plans favor three parades, the first to be exclusively for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, their sponsors, maids of honor and chaperons. This parade will be given the first day of the reunion, or May 6. Next day, there will be a parade for maids and sponsors, in flower-covered automobiles. The tentative plan is to decorate the autos with red and white native flowers, to represent the colors of the Confederacy. In a Iejter, Gen. Bennett H. Young, commander-in-chief of the U. C. V., suggested the flower parade, and said that if Jacksonville attempted it, the thousands of visitors would enjoy the finest spectacle of the kind ever seen in the South aud never excelled anywhere on the continent That such a parade will be provided for the sponsors and their attendants, is practically assured. No trouble will be experienced in se curing flowers for the parade. Florida in May is a natural rose garden. Enough red and white roses can be secured around Jacksonville to decorate more than a thousand automobiles, and if so great a number of cars decorated with roses representing the Confederate col ors are seen on the streets of Jackson ville there are many people here who believe that all records will be broken in the matter of reuuion parades. The veterans' parade will be given the third and last day of the reunion. It will be exclusively for the veterans and their official ladies. As many of the veterans who care to ride in automobiles will be accommodated that way. Others will be on foot and horseback. While this program for the parades has not been oflkially adopted it is favored by practically the entire reunion organization here and will most likely be carried out. FAVOR OF USIVEHSITY. Declares Bishops Have No Visit orial Rights. Result of decision is that board of trust will have the right to elect mem bers of the board in the future Bubject to ratification of the general conference complainants' bill dismissed with costs. Unanimous opinion of State's highest tribunal was delivered by special Judge Turner in presence of court room crowd ed by distinguished and interested spec tators as follows: "We therefore conclude that the re lators, Messrs. Harris, Godby and Biggs, are not entitled to membership in the board of trust; that the defendants. Waller, Bobbins and Jackson, are en titled to such membership, subject to the action of the general conference or its general board of education, to whom it has committed the duty of confirming or rejecting the members elected by the board, and that they are entitled to act as such members until Buch times as they may be rejected bj that conference or board. Since their election has not been so rejected, they can not be ousted under this proceeding from their seats in the board of trust. It results, there fore, that the Chancellor's decree will be reversed and the complainant's bill will be dismissed at their costs. 'Let decree be drawn accordingly." "After Mr. Vanderbilt bad endowed the university, and the board, by means of his gifts, had established it, the bishops seem to be ready and willing to adopt the enterprise. All parties seemed to be in doubt about the relation they bore to the institution. They assumed and exercised very uncertain and fitful rights and privileges. After a time the board rescinded that action and elected five of their number to active member ship. Not until after the so-called-Van derbilt commission had reported that they had no right to membership in the board, but that they held the right of visitation, were they heard to claim such aright, or did they-attempt to ex ercise it, and this was nearly forty years after the charter was granted' to, the university, and after they had, in the outset, declined all official relations to the corporation. If there had ever been any merit in the claim, we think they had long since abandonded it, and were then estopped to assert it. "Then, so far as money was con cerned, it was Mr. Vanderbilt, and not the church, who breathed the breath of life into this corporate body, if not dead, at least, until then, inert and powerless Hence, on this issue we find that Mr, Vanderbilt, and not the annual Con ferences, nor the church, was the found' or and original patrou of this institu tion." ' Cornelius Vanderbilt gave the origi nal endowment of a million dollars, and other members of the family subse quently added another million, partly to pay expenses, but chiefly to add to the general endowment, and this en dowment has povided the blood, bones, and sinews of this body corporate, prop erly and justly called, after his first gift, 'Vanderbilt University.' " , 0: Judge for Yourself.' Look the New Deering Bumper Disc Harrow, the acme of perfection, over and judge for yourself. On exhibition on our floors at the Deering Building. Will be glad to show you. . . . . Tsdae Son UNION CITY, TENN. 6 SWIGGART DECLINES. West Tennessean Offered Federal Judgeship in Alaska. BY R. M. GATES. Washington, March 21. Judge W. H. Swiggartf of Union City, Tenn., was offered a Federal Judgeship appoint ment in Alaska by Attorney-General McEeynolds, who is familiar with the distinguished West Tennessean 's record as a lawyer and a Circuit Judge. The proffered appointment was declined by Judge Swigg&rt, who desired to remain in Tennessee. For years Judge Swig gart was judge of the Twelfth Circuit, now the Fourteenth, and his record on the bench is an achievement of which he is justly proud. The Federal Judgeship in Alaska would have been a lifetime appoint ment In offering it to Judge Swipgart the Attorney-General gave splendid tes timony to the former's high and hon orable service as a member of the ju diciary of Tennessee. Claiming that their cause is gradu ally gaining ground in Congress, op ponents of the proposed repeal of the toll exemption provision of the Panama Canal Act express satisfaction over re peated delays in getting the controversy directly before Congress. ' i SEEK DEAD SOLDIER. Unknown Confederate Referred to May be Tennessean. . Jackson, Tenn., March 21. A letter from D. H. Harts, of Lincoln, 111,, late Captain of Company C, 100th Illinois Infantry, to Chief of Police T. C. Gas ton, suggesting that a search be made for the grave of an unknown soldier killed in a skirmish near a bridge 15 miles south of Jackson on the Mobile & Ohio Eailroad on the night of De cember 20, 1862, which was reported in The Commercial Appeal, may result in the location of the remains of the body of the father of Hon. J. A. Coble prominent merchant and manufacturer and former Mayor of Union City, Tenn Mr, Coble read the report in The Commercial Appeal and wrote to Chief of Police Gaston giving facts concern ing the death of his father which seem to confirm his belief and hope that the soldier's grave is that of his father who, it is believed, was killed near the point described on the date given. Mr. Coble is a wealthy man and he indicates in his letter that he will leave nothing undone by which he might es tablish the. identity of this unmarked grave, which possibly is that of his father. Capt. T, M. Gates, a prominent Con federate veteran, said to-day that the veterans of Madison County will gladly join in a search for the grave ot their comrade, and whether the identity of the soldier is established or not they hope to find the remains in order that they may be properly interred. " Mr. Coble expresses his appreciation to Chief Gaston and The Commercial Appeal for giving the matter publicity and says in part: I am convinced almost beyond a doubt that the Confederate soldier re ferred to was my father, who served in Gen, Forrest's cavalry in command of Col. N. N. Cox, Tenth Tennessee Regi ment. It is well authenticated that he was sent on the night of December 19, 1862, with a small detachment to de stroy a bridge over the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, not far from Henderson, that they dismounted near the, approach of a trestle, hitched their horses in a ra vine, and after walking a short distance along the railroad they were attacked by what they supposed to be Federal pickets. Being surprised, and only just before, bis death, which occurred about 15 years ago. Mr. Leeper was walking by my father's side when the first volley was fired, but in the con fusion and darkness he could only con jecture what happened. "I have requested Capt. Hart to fur nish me with such description of the body as he may remember; also the time of night the engagement occurred, whether or not the attacking Confeder ates were infantry or cavalry and many additional things whiehfwill assist me in jreaching a conclusion, . .1 bave also requested my father's brother who lives near Centreville, Tenn., to secure such information as he can from a Mr. Math is, who, so far as I know, is the only sur vivor who was with my father in the engagement. "Mr.,Mathis, after a vain effort to find my father, secured his horse, sad dle and saddle bags, all of which he af terwards restored to my mother. "I am making investigations as fast as possible, and expect to make a search for the grave soon" unless something should develop which may discredit some of the circumstances which now look almost conclusive to my mind that the unmarked grave may be none other than that of my father." NEWS NOTES. "War in Ulster" is displayed in sen sational newspaper headlines in London, and the Government is distributing regular troops in Ireland, while Ulster volunteer regiments are mobilizing. Possibilities of collisions between regu lar troops and volunteers are said to be great. The Mexican rebel army advanced to the outskirts of Torreod and the big guns were placed in position preparatory t an attack on the city. Gen, Villa stated that he expected to capture the Federal stronghold within a week. Woodrow Wilson uubosomed himself to the members of the National Press Club, telling in a frank way how he feels as President and how difficult it is to observe the formal amenities of the position. few in number, they retreated in con fusion. ' The captain, whose name I think was Biflle, was seriously wounded, taCAped, as did all the others except my father, who was either killed or captured u the engagement. "The above details of the occurrence were given to my mother by a number of my father's intimate friends who were with bim in the engagement, and they were confirmed to me in every de tail by Green Leeper, an honored Con federate soldier of Hickman County, Chiropractic a Success. J&o. Drugs. No Knife. . Why is chiropractic such a success in Union City and community is being asked by a number of folks now days. This problem can only be solved by call ing at the chiropractor's oflice on Sec-, ond street, just across the street frqm the Christian Church, where you can ' talk with people taking this great work and rwiving benefits; talk with WLs ' who know something about it, if you are looking for the truth. Do not take words from folks who do not even know bow we give the adjustments, but bet ter investigate carefully if you are bunt ing health. Chiropractic is tha epm mon sense method of removing the caue of disease. You are welcome at our office from 8 to 12 in. and 1 to 8 p. m., except Sundays. Th. Fka. TiioMrsos, D. C. Ph. C, Chiropractor, :.::::.- '