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Mrs. Berryhill, Editor. Telephone 140. Kindly report early al con venient. Gypsy Tea For Younger Set. A Gypsy Tea "was given Tuesday evening by J. Moore Caldwell for two wagon loads of tho "youuger set, who cd joyed tho even wig at Mis,Eva Lati mer's beautiful country home. Tho party was chaperoned by Mr. aod Mrs. Edgar liudgins and Mr. and Mrs. Quails. Mules Wouldn't Do Right and Now They're Retired. Union City had some of its ice de livered in a coal wagon Monday as result of two new mules belonging to the Union City Ice & Coal Company running away and smashing up an ice wagon. The driver, Sid Caldwell, and his negro assistant were spilled out bruised and considerably frightened Their escape from serious injury was marvelous. The mules were retired from service. The Morning Paper. Some husbands will be glad to know that small checks are in favor for the ladies new fall coat suits. A prominent Long Island doctor has been found after a long disappearance with bis mind blank. He would make a fine witness for some of these trust .companies on trial now. ' , Any octopi which has grown up in Dyster Bay while the Colonel was in Brazil bad better set away while the going is good. t ... It would seem that Mr. Farham is going to get pared. . An example of satire is when a wo man asks her husband how much he won at prayer meeting. It seems that the G. 0. P. elephant 'has lost his grip and bis trunk also. It is hoped that a Daughters of the Mexican Revolution organization will not be effected just yet. Bears just have to get a little sleep sometimes. They sleep through the winter when the Colonel isn't around bunting. Quite a stir was occasioned among English newspaper readers at the report that Villa would resign from the Mexi can Revolution as his name was the ' only one that could be pronounced. It is interesting to note that there are possibilities for a now Obion County courthouse here at a near date. Squires Braiton, Caldwell and Isbell, who were appointed a committee, at the last but (one term of quarterly court, to look after the matter of building two new chambers to the present building, came to the conclusion after. their calcula tions that such additions to a public 'building so in need of repair in every way and so unfitted for the present work of the county would be a waste of time and monoy. The private romarks of the gentlemen concerned must have .been more replete with human interest than the lengthy document submitted before County Judge Kennoy (strange how cut and dried some men can be in matters legal and how pleasantly human . and alive they can be when they get .Away from it), who with his usual ' broadness, wishes the county to consider 'the matter of building a new court house altogether. The matter will come up before the next court, and there are not many who will object to disposing of the old unsanitary rat bole that ; stands as a tdmple of law for one of the Heading counties of Tennessee. What more fitting memorial to the founders of Obion County, and to the spirits of those who like the late Judge Lawson have left imprints of Iheir good work for the use of those to follow, could we Jhavo than a better court building? TIt was Btipposed, when tho first news of the defeat of the Union City baseball club at Ripley by a score of 14 to 1, that the boys with a second defeat would come home without playing the 'third gamers slated. Koodle Hawes reported that he had seen a large hack .containing three boys and their mana ger, W. C. Watts, contentedly swinging their feet inside and looking through rthe window, pass his honse at an un it,rthly hour of tho morning ori their my tn Rivos, from where they went to Eipley. They were "Cherry Red" John Sexton), Dick Hooeycutt, (fancy Dick swinging his feet from any seat, however high), and sweet little Pratt Waddoll. "Cherry" was especially re marked because he is famous for having been a friend of the late Rube Waddell, of Minneapolis, Pennsylvania and Hick man, Ky., and having fallen heir to tha, pitcher's glove. He can sit by the hour and tell how Rube did it. Walker "Tanner was supposed to be in the back also, but ie must have been under tb seat becaiise he couldn't be seen. Th other bovs who went to Ripley were Bob Alexander, Fentress, Shaw, Baker Bob McConnell, and others. When in terviewed by the reporter. Koodle Hawes was sbedJinz tears behind the soda fountain at Henderson's, not because of the defeat of his compatriots but be cause he did not get to go with them He said they had lovely manners and fried chicken in Ripley aud everybody liked to go there. or Social. i Miss Mabel Griffin bad the Matinee Musical Club last Saturday afternoon The members were all present. Saint Saens was discussed and papers were read by Mrs. Thad Lee and Mrs. Jas Cunningham, and a musical followed Next meeting will be with Mrs. Vivian Reynolds Saturday afternoon, July 25 Mrs. Doc Carter has returned from Nashville and is quite sick at her home north of town. Mrs. Waldon Woosley announced the birth of a first grandchild Monday The little one is named Annie Marie, for Mrs. Woosley, and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Kistnor, of Kansas City, formerly of Little Rock, where Mr. Kistner is a popular railroad man. Fashion Note. Brick Stone has not quit wearing his watch on his wrist yet. He said that he got the idea from Vogue and not from the Ladies Home Journal as was thought. He is a subscriber to the latter periodical of fashionable in telligence and reads it studiously be tween his intervals of hitting the high places between here and Gibbs in his trusty Ford. 1 It is a source of great satisfaction to know that the Obion County Confeder ate monument is paid for. The last payment on the $4,000 stone was made recently. Very few women possess the energy ana executivo aouity oi tnose who had the monument erected and collected the money to pay for it, and it stands as a reminder of their effort as well as for a bitter struggle that has al most passed away. Miss Birdie Caruthers, of this place, who has been the expert stenographer for the Taylor Grain Company, of Mem phis, for the last year or so, was opera ted on for appendicitis last week at the Lucy Brinkley Hospital in that city. Her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Caruthers, who went "down to spend the week end with her, reported that she was convalescing most favorably and would soon be able to return home to be with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Caruthers, for a while. Eugene Harrison, recently of the To-day! l'mri lining word that will win thia Skill Ten for ral Start now and mike ii for lo lira by extra diligence. Do you realise what the prize 1st It is; a 14 Karat Solid Gold Omega Bracelet Watch Worth Up to $75.$90.!S It Will Be Given Away to the aerton compiling the ireetett number of wordi from the tea letter! in the wordi Condition! of Skill Teetj Bucllih wotdt onlr; nmi be epelled cor recllf. Write on one tide el taper; 50 arorda te a ekeet. CutouUt letter and .k.alllU wrord you ' can from iDMESAWMtHT Letter mar be repeated. If competing fciut contain aame number of wotdt, BcatneM wilt determine award. cl"tnt dtte of Skill Teat. The Bracelet Watch the newest production of the Omega Watch Company l on exhibition In Mrehowwtndnwt.tefether with other tlxeaand trice of Oroef a Watchei for Men and Women, at price to in It every purae. The purpoae of thia skill Teat, and the otter of thia very hiih fride watch, i to imprest rou with th all-around excel lence of Omega Watchei and ao influence tout holiday haying. Skill Test Closes la One Week! Bransford & Andrews at f ) Pi.- J-3JI OlM EGA WATCH MMeHMaMaata.JMBaaahajaaaaB New Orleans Times-Democrat, is spend ing his vacation with his sister, Mrs Wallace Moore, of this place, and Mrs, Ben Dietzel. of Tiptonvilie. From here he will go to New York to work on The World. While here he has been ex peritneing the joys of being a thresher hand. He also tells a wonderful story of one of his country friends setting hen on thirteen eggs, and old Biddy turned out a fiuo family of 13 roosters which marks Mr. Harrison's ability for a newspaper man. Mrs. Henry Hassler has called off the dance which was to have been given at the Elks Club in honor of Miss Mari Anna Sears on account of the Reynolds funeral. The dance will be given at a later date. . House Party. A number of visitors are enjoying a bouse party this week at the home of Mr 8. D. . Fenick, Exchange street, as follows: Mr. Barpee, of May field; Mr Cohn, of Fulton; Miss Petrie, Nashville, and Miss Theresa Arnn, city. Lawn Party. On last Tuesday night the beautifu lawn ot Mr. aud Airs, mad Leo was artistically decorated with Japanese lanterns and settees. The gathering was in honor of Miss Vivien Woodrow. At a late hour delicious sherbet and cake wa3 served, and all departed end' iog a most delightful evening. , Among the out-of-town guests were Misses Bone and Nixon, of Dyersburg, When the baby is suffering the double affliction of hot weather and bowel dis orders, the remedy needed is McGEE'S BABY ELIXIR, It reduces the fever ish condition, corrects the stomach and checks looseness of the bowels. Price 25c and 50c per bottle. Sold by Oliver's Red Cross Drug Store. advt A Business Proposition. I am no politician, not the tool of any party or man, and am not even a quill-driver, but thought perhaps I might-say something that would be readable to the many takers of The Commercial as well as beneficial to the citizens of the best town in this section. Many things have come and gone in the past twenty years Union City hav ing almost obtained its entirety inside of the twenty years. Even red liquor has almost absconded from our pres- 1 1 .I.e.. 1 ence, so mucu so tnat it is imposssoie for any man to accomplish any private desire, purpose, or succeed in any pub lic business that aligns himself in any degree for the liquor cause. The peo ple are becoming so unanimous on this question that the time is coming in the near distance until the bootlegger can't leg, because there will not be any whis key in the United States to leg bis ne farious business on. By the way, in our journey in and around Union City the past 82 or S3 years, we have had many observations and ideas to enter our mind. Of course, we are all just human, and nothing but human plans and conditions can be ex pected of us, but even considering this to be a fact, the ipgenuity of man. is something great when we come to grasp the wonderful inventions and feats ac complished. But letting this matter rest in your mind where it will, and coming back to Union City, we were thinking recently what might be ac complished by the Business Men's Club along a different line from any attempt heretofore made. Now, you know it's a good idea to catch the large fish when fishing if you can, but it takes a greater effort, more money, a larger pole or line to catch arge fish than it does small ones. The Business Men's Club is com posed of some of our best and most loyal eitizens, and this being a fact. probably they have been fishing too much for large fish, when if they had given the minnows or perch some of their attentiou there would have been some fish frying in Union City that we have not realized. Labor is the life of the commercial world, and public labor in a town is one of the essentials that will lift a town out of the dry and rusty ruts into a business bustle and activity. Suppose we appoint the Business Men's Club to go out among the peo ple of our city and the surrounding country and solicit stock, say from 1.00 to as much as any one wanted to take, and when we have raised enough to start some public works of some kind in our city, put same in an incorporated company with a board of directors and business manager and secretary. Now, when we have done this we could go out again and do likewise and start an other business proposition. The first thing you would know Union City would have two or three manufactur ing concerns that would be employing four or five hundred men and women, and when this becomes the case you Vv 1 .UeU Beginning July 13 and for one week I will sell all Wall Paper for lO CENTS PER ROLvC You can choose your pattern. Goods worth 20 and 25c at same prices. P. Ca had better get out of the way, for the merchants of the town would get such a trade and every business enterprise in the city would increase so you would be in danger of getting run over. This public labor would lift the town out of its already growing position and give us a city in a few years twice its present size. Hurrah! Show me a citizen in Union City who would not be willing for a business bustle of this kind and I will show you a professional kicker and knocker. . Now, when you go to soliciting funds from $1, say to $100 any amount then you would be representing a pro position that would be in reach of the poorest man in town, and when the citizenship were shown, this would bo a home enterprise, run by the stock com pany and managed by our own home people, men we know personally and have confidence in, then it would be no trouble to raise a great amount of money, knowing that the laboring class would have employment and everybody benefited, and the city would be the recipient of the outcome in doubling its population .and enhancing the prop erty of every vacant lot, residence and business house already in its borders. Now, when it comes to raising funds in large amounts to start a business en terprise, there is a great problem in your way, and only just a man now and then in the city could or would take stock in same hence the tardi ness of public works in our midst. Let's whoop it up" catch minnows and make large fish out of them, aud what a fish fry we all would enjoy. The Chautauqua "is a good thing and is a good entertainment, but what do i tt J rvt. I you say, people oi union vicy anu Obion Connty, about all of us putting our heads together and pushing the city up the bill, which would mean the pbuilding of us all financially, instead of blowing our money for soft soap and things that are momentary and only entertaining to us personally, taking our money and leaving no business re sults. One of the' greatest railroad lines in the South is ran on this stock plan we suggest above the Illinois Central. It takes an effort and some money to do anything. We can do nothing if we never try. The plan above set out is easy ana mere is no reason ior uoi making an attempt. We don't expect the knockers of the town to help us in this matter. We want the attention of business men and all enterprising citi zens. A Citizen, j Stings or bites of insects that are fol lowed by swellings pam or itching should be treated promptly, as they are poisonous. BALLARD S HNOVV US TMF.NT counteracts the poison. It is both antiseptic and healing. Price 25c, 50c and $1.00 per bottle. 8old by Oli ver's Red Cross Drug Store. advt You who are particular, I come Here ior your snirts. We can give you just the style you want just the pattern and fit you per fectly from our stock of Emery Shirts, They're the most satisfactory shirts you can buy FIT, COLOR, WEAR GUARANTEED "A new shirt for one that fails." Emery. The Toggery jL CD.L flirlj. ' ell - dwell VIiEIIYOUAREEeVOUS you have the first symptom of a run-down system, and nervous people toooften con ceal their aches and pains and 6uiTer in eilence, while, if neglected, this condition often foreruns more serious trouble. If those bo afflicted would stop taking medicine containing alcohol or drugs which menace the foundations of health, and just take the pure, strengthening nourishment in Scott's Emulsion, it would create new blood to pulsate through the organs, retresntneir bodies and build up the whole nervous system. It is rich, sustaining nourishment, free from wines, alcohols or drugs. Shun substitutes. TALKS TO FARMERS. Agricultural Demonstration Train. By T. F. PECK, Commissioner of Agriculture. The good accomplished by the agri cultural' demonstration trains in 1911 and 1912, and the repeated inquiries coming from all over the State from farmers wanting to know ,if the train would be run this year, has prompted the Department of Agriculture, with the railroads, to plan for a better equipped train than has ever been run for the same purpose, and operate it continu ously from July 15 to September 15 of this year. The train will run over 6,500 miles, will make over 800 stops, and will carry exhibits and demonstrations helpful to every phase of rural life. The train is made possible by the broad progressive policy of the railroads operating in the State, because the roads furnish the cars, engines and train crews to operate the train without one cent of cost to the taxpayers of the State. The State Departments of Agriculture, Edu cation and Health furnish the exhibits, demonstrations and lecturers, and the latter, who are employed by Ihe year, instead of spending the hot months at a summer resort, are going to put in the time making a tour of the State to take to the farmers helpful exhibits, demonstrations and lectures on prob lems confronting them, the proper solu tion of which will mean increased for' tility for their land, increased produc tion of farm crops and live stock, more comforts and luxuries, better schools and churches, better health and better living.in every way. Sometimes people get the notion into their heads that the operation ot such a train would mean additional taxes on the farmer, but. they can rest assured that the agricultural train will not in crease their taxes one penny. It is op erated at & time when they have most leisure. They can see on the train what many of them would not have an opportunity to see otherwise. They will see the finest type of beef cattle and dairy cattle, They will see the best breeds of sheep and hogs, also the best poultry. They will learn about the silo; how to build it and how to fill it and to feed ensilage. They will learn about agricultural lime for sweetening their soils, and how to grow clover. They will learn about winter cover crops. They can see the most practical in dairy equipment. They can learn about the care of the orchard, spraying and pruning trees, and about marketing fruit and vegetables; about the honey bee how to keep it with pleasure and profit. They can see ex emplified the progress made for rural education. They can learn how to pre vent disease by using preventive meas ures. The farmers' wives can learn about domestic science and home economics, and what is being done to make home life on the. farm more comfortable and more attractive. No one can visit the train and see and bear what is there for them with out profit. We all know that we can not cling to the obsolete methods of the past and succeed. We must adjust our selves to present day conditions or lose out. We can adjust ourselves if we will. The agricultural train is planned to off er helpful' suggestions that can be put in practice. Do not miss the op portunity. If you are succeeding and have something good that you would like for other sections of the State to see, have it ready when the train comes and it will be placed on exhibition. . Those having the movement in charge r mrm h - ')errJ i VD-'. M will leave nothing undone to make tho tour of the train a success. You can help by getting everybody to visit the. train when it comes to your section. The dates will be published often so everybody can be ready to take a day off and profit by the opportunity. The dates on which the train will be in this section are as follows: -MV UtuUUU T. U Ll &. AtilM II U II LI II V IIIIII . McKenzie, Gleason, Dresden, Martin, Union City. Tuesday, Sept. 1 Humboldt, Fruit land, Trenton, Dyer, Kutherford, Ken ton. "Wednesday, 8ept. 2 ObionTrim ble, Newborn, Dyersburg, Lenox, Kidgo ly, Tiptonvilie. ' DREDGEBOAT DITCH WORK, ETC. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Union City, Tenn., July 7, 1914. Sealed bids will be received until noon of Tuesday, the 4th day of August, 1914, for approximately 446,700 cubic yardsof ditch work with floating dredge, and approximately 21,000 cubic yards with teams, and for clearing approxi mately 125 acres of right of way. Will entertain bids for all or any part of said work. Bids on work as a whole or for the dredgeboat yardage must, as a guar antee of good faith in entering into con tract, be accompanied by certified check for one-tenth (1-10) of amount so re spectively bid; bids for team work yard age and clearing, as a whole, must like wise be accompanied by certified check for $1,000.00; bids on team work yard age and clearing separately must be accompanied respectively by certified check for $500.00. Right to reject any and all bids reserved by Board of Di rectors. If'pecificatioDs can be bad by applying to.W. C. Kelly, Engineer, Union City, Tenn. Work to be com pleted in one year. 15-4t Harris Fork Dkaixaob District No. 3, By J. L. Pickle, Secretary of the Board of Directors. Non-Resident Notice, s Nora Smith et alu. vs. J. M. Finch et al. Chancery Court, Obion Countyf Tenn, In the above styled cause it appear ing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, Jasper Duckworth, is a non-resident of the State of Ten nessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. It is there fore hereby ordered that the said above named defendant appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tenn., on or before the first Monday of September, 1914, that being tr regular rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by him and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to him. It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four consecu tive weeks in The Commercial, a woekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. This July 8, 1914. GEO. A. GIBBS, 15-4t Clerk and Master. Pierce & Fry, Sols, for Compl't. To Virgie Ward, Mra. Ola Smith, and Creath Smith, Mrs. Lula Nowlin, Roy Nowlin and Sadie Ward. ; Mrs. Maggie V. McConnell et als. vs. Virgie Ward et als. Chancery Court, Obion County Tenn. In the above styled cause it appear ing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendants, Virgie Ward. Mrs. Ola Smith and Creath Smith, her bus- band, Mrs. Lula Nowlin and Roy Now lin, her husband, and Sadie Ward are non-residents of the State of Tennessee. so that ordinary process of ' law cannot be served upon them. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendants appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or be fore the Ftrt Monday. cf Asstt, 1011. that being a regular rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by them, and the said cause set for bearing et-arte as to them. It is further ordered that publi cation of this notice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weewiy newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. . -This June 30tb, 1914. . GEO. A. GIBB3, (14-4t) , Clerk and Master. Lannon & Stanfield, Sol. for Compl't. '