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OR. E. M. LONG
DENTIST Over White 4c Burchard't Drug . Store, Union City, Tenn. I Telephone Office 144-2, Residence 144-3 .7 DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over 1iite & Borchard'i Drug Store, Union Gty, Tenn. Telephone Office 144-2; Residence 144-3 Union City Commercial. esta 5Uhfd l I ,. . : . . , . . , VestTennes Courier, established 1897 I Consolxlutrd September 1. 1S97 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1914 VOL. 23, NO. 13 rv n n r rr MlWvW X. jL Jul j ii if m YMH, Crop Failure nw you ANT MON THE BAN EY K TS SURE TO GROW Coprriib T C. t. Ziaaarmta Co.--No. 16 ft is always bright and sunny for those with money in the bank. There are bright things, and there are bright lights for those wise enough to provide for the future, and lay something away when things are bright. Old National Bank Ion City, Tennessee I am authorized to take application 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 per Gent. 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 ONCE. . . '. 0.; S P .IRA D'HTIM ' :.v Attorney At Levw S J Union City, Tenn. SEE US BEFORE YOU SELL Tl Mo GFaim Go. Wholesale and Retail ' , Grain, Hay anil Field Seeds SEED CORN Roper Red Cobb, St. Charles Red Cobb, Boone County White. NORTH CAROLINA Mammoth Yellow Soja Beans. Whippoorwill Peas. Cotton Seed. All kinds of Field Seeds. Ask for prices before selling your Grain or Hay ; Telephone No. 31 . Union City, Tenn. r 1 rlrjOS;iili 7 on farm lands, for term of five years Per cent interest payable semi-annually W. E.- HUOG5NS '' , Attorney At Lmw PWm-143 and 589 UNION CITY, TENN. MEDIATORS HAVE NEW PLAN IM'fftrvT if7 TO LOAN My 1M hL, ii oh farm lands. 'iI-"'i.:--rg?-J'- n l.j j , .Ju u I , , They Hope Ultimately to Settle the Mexican Problem With Scheme. Niagara Falls, Ont., June 21. The South American mediators to-day pro posed a new course of action, which not only will prolong mediation proceed ings, but eventually may work out a solution of the Mexican problem. The nature of the plan, designed to prevent the deadlock between the Amer ican and Mexican delegates from ab ruptly ending the conference, has been more closely guarded than anything that has transpired at the conference. ' It became known, however, that an other effort was being made to bring the Constitutionalists into close touch with the purpose of mediation without formally admitting them. The sugges tion contemplates separate conferences between the American delegates and representatives of the Constitutionalists. Justice Lamar and Frederick W. Leh- mann would continue their dealings with the Huerta delegates through the mediation board. In this way all ele ments in the Mexican situation would be drawn together and there would be no necessity for the declaration of an armistice until some agreement was reached and approved by the Consti tutionalists. The plan was said to be a result of the visit of Minister Naon, of Argen tina, to Washington, where President Wilson is understood to have empha sized the written statement of Justice Lamar that any agreement not approved by the Constitutionalists would be " a paper agreement" and would not ac complish the sole purpose of the Unit- CONTRACTS FOR SCHOOL BOOKS LET. 01 We "Buny Wool 1 ed States, which is the pacification of Mexico; . ., - It was reported to-night that tl Washington government already had extended an invitation to Carranza to send his representatives to Niagara Falls N. Y., to confer with the American del egatesk but confirmation was lacking The reported departure of Fernando Iglesias Calderon, leader of the Liberal party, from Saltulo for Washington presumably to take charge of Consti tutionalist interests in the United States was believed to have some bearing on developments here. Beyond saying that a definite step had been taken to-day, which had raised their hopes, the mediators were silent. It was also said that the three diplomats bad revised their original plan for the pacification of Mexico which was objected to in part by the Ameri can delegates. Proposals were expected to be submitted to-morrow to the Ameri can delegates in a new form. uptimism prevailed generally in American quarters. Dr. Naon reiter ated that he had a feeling of genuine hopefulness. There was a general im pression that if Constitutionalists' rep' resentatives were to be received by the American delegates the discussion of names might be taken up anew. Dr. Naon crossed to the American side and talked for an hour with Jus tice Lamar. Previously the mediators and Huerta delegates conferred. There will be another conversation to-morrow morning between the Americans and the mediators, when the program of ac tion may be reduced to writing. No announcements were made as to the tenor of the discussion to-day. A general disposition to guard closely the mediation proceedings has become man ifest, as the mediators did not look with favor on the, publication first by the Mexicans and then, by the Americans of their statements last week. They think the ends of diplomacy can best be served by secrecy. Reviewing the question of Constitu ttonalist representation at this time, it was pointed out to-night it might make more clear the exact relations between Gen. Carranza and Gon. Villa. The possibility that Gen. Villa, by assuming supreme military command, ght ha willing to grant the armistice which Gen. Carranza refused was an-' other point, on which the mediation col ony speculated to-night. Attention, Confederate Veterans. Warren McDonald Camp, U. C. V., No. 036, will meet at the City Hall the first Monday in July at 1 p. m., also Company E is ordered to meet at the same time and place. By order Capt. W. T. Harris, Com mander, Capt. Hugh McDonald, Cap tain Commanding Company E. R. W.Toweix, Adjt. Price for Next Five Years Fifty Per Cent Below Last Contract. The Tennessee Text Book Commis sioners wbo have been in session in Nashville for the past two weeks have completed the work of selecting the books to be used in the elementary schools for the next five years. As soon as the books were selected the publishers got 4busy on awarding the contracts to the bidders for the do positories. ' J. E. Mercer, of the firm of McCowat- Mercer, of Jackson, was awarded tb contract to handlo the books for West Tennessee, wbicb includes sixteen coun ties in this part of the State. The text book commissioners cut the price to nearly half of what was paid for the last five years, which will mean much to the State. During the past five years the books have been distributed by two local firms and in awarding the contract this year the publishers decided to give the con tract to one firm and have the business bandied from the same bouse. Following is a list of the major por tion of the books adopted for theele mentary schools: Hilhburton's Primer, First, Second and Third Readers.. Farm Life Fourth and Fifth Readers. Studies in Reading for Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades., Lyon & Carnahan's Elementary and Advanced Arithmetics. Mace's Elementary History. Thompson's U. S. History. McGee's History of Tennessee. Hunt's Speller. Sanborn's First and Second Books in German. Lippincott's Eirst and Second Books in Physiology. Tarr & McMurray's Intermediate Geography, , Geology of Tennessee. Laurel Book Co.'s Writing Books 1, 3 and 5. Noted Evangelist Coming to Tennessee. ; Chattanooga, Juno 20. Provided Chattanooga will meet bis requirements, which will include an expenditure of approximately $15,000, Filly Sunday, the noted evangelist, has signified his intention to come to this city for an eight Weeks campaign beginning Jan. 17. The vote to secure the services of the famous preacher was unanimously passed at the semi-annual meeting of the Interchurch Federation at the Y. M. C. A. J. T. Owen made the motion to com ply with Sunday's requirements and bring him here and Drs! Boswell and Bachman spoke to the motion. Great enthusiasm prevailed. Among the things expected by the evangelist are A 110,000 tabernacle, to be built after special plans drawn by Billy Sunday's own architect: a furnished residence for himself,' wife and corps of workers and expenses for this establishment; expenses to this city, and an agreement that every church in Chattanooga will close at 10:30 every Sunday after Sun day school and will conduct no other service as long as the evangelist is in town. ' ' It is stated that Billy Sunday brings his own butler, cooks, maids and other house servants and in addition to these he also travels with a personal osteo path. In the entourage are bis busi ness manager, secretary, stenographer, song leader, soloist, pianist and a num ber of women who work through the local Y. W. C. A. and religious organi zations. An advance agent will reach the city three months ahead of the big preacher and will organize a series of revival services to be held in all the churches. This is done, it is said, to arouse interest in the campaign for soul- saving which will be in charge of Billy Sunday. L L f) ) Jzj J iu Rake, acme need If it's a Binder, Binder Twine, Mower or and bears the name DEERING, it means the of perfection in material and construction. You look no further. You'll find nothing quite so good and none that will give you the service and satisfac tion as will the DEERING. We sell them, Don t fail to see them before you buy. F. Tisdale a Son UNION CITY, TENN. Falls Down Elevator Shaft. Chattanooga," Tenn., June 21. Ed ward E. Cross, of Richmond, Va., hiet horrible death in a local hotel here to-night when he felt four stories down an elevator shaft. The force of the fall rove the, head and shoulders of the unfortunate man through the wire top of the cage, which was standing at the bottom of the shaft, and he strangled to death while the guests made a vain attempt to extricate him. Cross trav eled for a Chicago shoe house.,. In Memoriam. Mr. George A. Gibbs, the subject of this sketch, was born in this city July 14, 1844, and it was here that he spent his early childhood and young man hood. Just as he had reached the age for college and been prepared by his ambitious father and mother to enter, the Civil War broke out and be enlisted in Capt. Hamar's company, which be came a part of the lsth Mississippi Regiment, Barksdale Brigade, McLaw's Division. He served in it bravely and well until July 18, 1804, when he' lost his leg in the battle before Petersburg, Va. While lying wounded at Richmond, Va., he was elected Circuit Court Clerk of this county by his friends at home without bis knowledge. This position he held until the election of Ames as Governor of the State, when he was re moved with all other Confederates who held offices in the State. Mr. Gibbs after this decided that he would fulfi1- the wishes of his parents and study law, and to this end he went to Lebanon, Tenn., and there completed the course, He cast his fortunes at first among the people of Little Rock, Ark., but at that time science had not made the progress that it attained later, and he thought the malaria was more than his frail constitution could combat, so he packed his belongings and like many others his heart longed for the home of his grandfather. This was at Union City, Tenn., and be purchased the old homestead and began the practice of law. His success was marked from the first, for he possessed a mind far be yond the average and had made a close study of the people and conditions around him; and at one time or an other came in contact and familiarized himself with the needs of people in all walks and conditions of life in his State. He was considered one of the most broad-gauged and well-developed men in his section, with sound discretion, tempered by a vast amount of experi ence. With it an ne retained tne strength and bouyancy of young man hood until he was stricken with his last sickness. ; In 1887 he was appointed Postmaster of Union City by President Cleveland and was offered a reappointment by President Harrison, which" he declined, as he was a Democrat and felt that he could not and would pot bridle his prin ciples by holding an office under Re publican rule. , Then again he was honored by being appointed Clerk and Master in Chancery of Obion County, Tenn., which position he held until his health was so impaired that bo felt as though he had to resign, when his oldest son, Mr. G. A. Gibbs, Jr., was appointed in bis place. In 1885 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Cruikshank. who by birth and educa tion was in every way fitted to become a helpmeet in deed and truth. Of this union there was ? five sons and one daughter. . ; Of the large family of Judge Q. D. Gibbs there aio only two left, Hon. W. D. Gibbs, of this city, and Mrs. Mary Leo Pierce, of Pierce Station, Tenn. If the spirit of men are immortal (and wo believe they are) we feel inherently that ho has gone to that realm where he may pluck ambrosial fruit from the tree of life. To the bereaved widow and children and relatives, the Herald extends its sympathy. The t Yazoo City (Miss.) Herald. 'i ' Harvey Hannah for Congress. Knoxville.Tenn., June 20. "If Rich ard W. Austin will meet me on the stump we will give the people of the Second Congressional District a far bet ter circus than Capt. Gibson and my self did twelve years ago," said Gen. Harvey II. Hannah to-day in bis speech of acceptance of the Domo csatic nomination for Congress. Gen. Hannah was nominated by acclama tion in the convention. ' j Frank Taylor, of Jefferson County, was elected chairman of the Congres sional Committeo, and R. P. Williams, of Knox County, secretary. Resolutions were passed indorsing President Wilson, T. C. Rye, Robert' Burrow and Geo. Welch. Knox County Progressives nominated C. King for Sheriff and Leroy Woods for Circuit Court Clerk. New Mobile & Ohio Shops. The Mobile & Ohio Railroad will soon begin the construction of new shops near the Clamore yards and make ex tensive improvements otj the old shops here, and later on will double track their line from Jackson to Corinth, ac cording to a statement by Superinten dent B. B. Tolson Saturday morning. The time for beginning the work has not been determined upon, but it' is certain to be within & few months. A gentleman who is in a position to know stated yesterday that $000,000 -will be expended by the railroad company in Jackson. The increased traffic on the M. ft O. between Jackson and Corinth has made it imperativS that the line be double tracked. The contemplated improvements to be made by the M. & O. is the most important industrial event that has oc curred in Jackson in a number of years. The Mobile & Ohio Railroad is a lead er among transportation Hues of the country. It is one of the most pros perous railroads between the Atlantic and the Pacific. It traverses a-land that ia as rich and connects cities that ' are as progressive and growing as any in this land of stupendous prosperity and growth. You can't keep a squirrel on the ground, a progressive city off the map, nor a railroad line like the M. & O. out of success. Jackson Sun. Plenty of Confidence. -I'Thinkg pretty well of himself, eh?" "Yes; he would adyixe a bird how to build its nest.".