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OR. E. M. LON'O
DENTIST Over White & Burchard's Drug Store, Union Gty, Tenn. Telephone Office 144.2. Residence 144-3 DR. t:. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchrd' Dru Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephones O&ce 144-2; Residence 144-3 If IT CIAI tTnion City Commercial, efttaalished 1W) r,u.(j , West Tennessee Courier.entablished W97 i CotuoUdated September I, IU97 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1914 VOL. 23, NO. 19 Co mm liil II YOU CAN gOfe ZT-3 v Vu'y,v''k .--So. 58 Co,rri(ht fe4 ' tj C. E. Zimmerman Co. It is always bright and sunny for those with mbney in the bank. There are bright things, and there are bright lights for those wise enough to y provide fir the future, and lay something away when things are bright Old National BanK Union City Tennessee MONEY, TO LOAN Oil FARM LANDS. I am authorized to take applications for loan, 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 5i per cent. Interest on ten years' time, or for shorter period if desired. If you are considering a loan, it would be well to mate application AT ONCE. , O. SP RAD LBN Attorney At Law i? t? Union City, Tenn. eJust Arrived CAR LOAD NEW RE-CLEANED 13 Barley, Crimson Clover and All Kinds of Field Seeds Wholesale and Retail Grain, I lay and Field Seeds Telephone No. S Union City, Tenn. Ask for prices before selling your Grain or Hay SERVIA, THE STORM CENTER m THE EUROPEAN TAKGLE i ? on farm lands, for term of five years Per cent interest payable semi-annually w. e:. h u bg q n s Attorney At Law Phones 1 43 and 589 UNION CITY, TENN. Murder of Archduke and Duchess Starts European Volcano. The Balkan States, that storm center of Europe, has probably furnished his tory with six-tenthslof its tragedy. The family trees of its royal houses are so grafted and interlaced that a veritable jungle of social and political questions has overrun the five little States and matted them in its grasp. . Now Servia is accused by Austria Hungary of hatching a political plot whose outcome was the murder of the Archdu and Duchess Frances Ferdi nand of Austria. These royalties were at the head of the aristocratic faction, or conservatives of their country, which had long cast a greedy eye upon little Servia, and had snatched Bosnia from them years ago. In bis "Commentaries, "Caesar writes of. tho lovely flowers and fruitsMSfcrvia, and of her grapes which rivaled the grapes of Canaan when the Israelites went to spy out the land and found the wonderful vineyards of the Philistines. This, Caesar found 6d his march with his Tenth Legion. Hundreds of years afterwards, when Servia had passed from under the protection of the Reman Emperor, to that of Napoleon, the same kind of trade made to the United States with Louisiana was made to the Otto man Empire with Servia. , The first governor of Servia was Kara George, or "Black George." He was a man of great influence, and fear ful of it, the Turkish powers behind the "fxecutive chair bad him killed and another swineherd put in his place. This governor was Milan Obren, founder of the Obrenovitch dynasties, which have warred continually with the Karageorges since that time. Milan was as influential a governor as Kara George and a braver one. He won the sympathy of Russia, estab lished a capital at Belgrade, an army, and threw off the Turkish yoke. After some years of his ruling, his people began to feel dissatisfied, and seeing this, Obren called his son to the throne, abdicating in his favor. But there were some Karageorges, outraged at being put off the throne, got themselves educated in Paris for the job of being king. Returning to Servia, they succeeded in arousing some sym pathy and killing enough Obrans to grasp the scepter. The murdered Obrens were Prince Michael III and his sister, Princess Anka. Prince Michael left no de scendants, but Anka has a son, Colonel Constantinovitcb, living yet, who is the last of the Obrenovitch family. : Alexander Karagoorgeovitch, father of the present King Peter of Servia, was tried and convicted of complicity in these murders and expelled from Servia. The deposed Karageore was succeeded by two more Obrens, father and son The father was a fairly good king, but bis wife, Queen Marie, ran away with Prince Couza, King of Roumania and predecessor of the present king, Charles. Prince Couza was forced by his peo ple to sign his abdication papers and leave the country. Queen Marie was chased out of the royal palace and through the streets in her night clothes. . The son of Milan Obren and bis fickle Queen Marie ascended the throne in 1869, marrying Natalie Keskho. daughter of a Russian Army officer. " Natalie was beautiful and knew it ane wrote suiy poetry, wrote worse music, painted bad pictures and con sidered herself a connoisseur. She craved flattery and loved to visit the brilliant court of St. Petersburg where it wn furnished. She tried to influence her husband to establish such a court at Belgrade, but he only succeeded in establishing an appetite for gin and American poker. Natalie went to visit at her beloved St. rirburg. To celebrate her de parture the King gave some large and rather questionable parties. At one of them a court lady left behind, one Draga Meclin, a widow de graase, imper sonated Lady Godiva. When Natalie returned and discovered tbrougbber dear friend, Draga Meclin, that the King had been misbehaving, she got a divorce with a promise that her., son, Alexander, when of age should be king. , ! Natalie then went to Faris to have! Alexander educated in a kingly way. She also took her dear friend, Draga, along. When Alexander began to go to college, Draga began to make love to him. Queen Natalie ordered her to leave. She left but she took Alexander with her. They returned to Belgrade and Draga showed Alexander how to run things. She was a beautiful intelligent woman; but every ounce of her intelligence and ever atom of her beauty was turned for an evil purpose. unooaratjie taxes were levied on any and everything. Draga got so much of this tax money that she became. through a Paris broker, chief stock holder in an American railroad. Finally Draga decided to marry 'her weak-minded king. They married and wont ou a long weddiug trip. When they returned Queen Draga had th people of Belgrade to assemble before the royal palace and appearing on balcony with her waiting women and white capped nurse, she held up a baby boy on a pillow and cried "Behold th Crown Prince of Servia." Detectives went to work and found where the baby naa reany come from. Draga was hissed and hooted in the streets. J! or several years tue Servians en dured this woman and her king. Then on that terrible morning of July 11 1903, she and Alexander were butchered in their bed as they lay Bleeping. The guards at the palace were impl cated in the murder, but nobody really cared of the good ridance of bad rub bish, although King Peter, the Kara george, who was waiting to get on the throne, promised to seek out and con denin the instigators of the plot. may have been Peter himself. At any rate when the mess was cleared up King Peter was established on th throne and has just stepped down in favor of his son, Prince George. King Peter married a daughter ?t King Nicholas, of Montenegro, and is there' fore a brother-in-law to Queen Helene of Italy, and related to members of the Russian royal house. 7 Call Meeting. Warren McDonald Camp, U. C. V No. 936, met at the courthouse at 1 p, ni. Monday, Aug. 1. Called to order by Commander Capt. W. T. Harris. Vis itors Leonidas Polk Chapter was rep resented by President Mrs. A.'L. Bre vard and her secretary, "Mrs. Geo. Gibbs John B. Gordon Chapter was represent ed by Mrs. P. Y. White; Lieutenant Wil Ham Latimer, of Texas, also honored us by his presence. Minutes read and approved. Report of committee, Dr McRee, C. G. Thomas, H. R. Brown, W. J. Briggs and J. A. Cloar, was re ceived and the committee continued This committee, in conference with the Business Men's Club, the Fair Associa tion and the Daughters of, the Confed eracy, fixed the dates of the State con ventioa and reunion on Oct. 8 and 9, 1914. Major-General Hickman was no tified and was pleased with the dates fixed. Motion carried to add to this committee all the Confederate veterans of Union City and all the son's of vet erans. S. R. Bratton made us feel good when he said, "We will make thi re union the biggest one ever held in the State." Mayor Reynolds said be would individually and officially get behind this affair and give a big push. Don't forget the Daughters are going to make it a success. They will see that the town is decorated all over; they will give the veterans an afternoon entertainment and one night at the opera bouse and auto rides, etc. On the 9th there will be a barbecue given them at the fair grounds and a fish fry at the same time. Warren McDonald Camp will hold their business meeting on Oct. 8 at the courthouse at 10 a. m. The Adjutant will keep his books open on the 8th and 9th to give all an opportunity to pay their annual dues. The chair appointed a finance com mittee to confer with the Daughters, the Business Men's Club and the Fair As sociation to arrange for the-necessary funds. Committee: J. L. Cochran, J. A. Cloar, W. B. Stovall. Camp adjourned to meet the first Sat urday in September at 1 p. ra. at the courthouse. Closed with prayer by Lieutenant Latimer. R. W. Powell, Adjt. WANTKD To buy a farm in Obion County. Write or call on us at once. IIORNER-TnTsvvoRTH Laxd & Arcmox Com pas yv 14-tf 17EHLMH MURDER CASE CALLED BEFORE ESQ. IMS Attorneys for Defense Waive'Exam ination Prisoner Remanded. The preliminary hearing of Frank Dietzel, charged with the murder of Geo. Wehman, which was postponed until Tuesday, was called at 10 o'clock before Justice WVW. Mays. The de fendant, through his attorneys, Pierce & Fry and J. A. Whipple, waived exam ination and he was, by the Justice, com mitted to jail without bail to await the action of the grand jury at the Septem ber term of the Circuit Court. A mitti mus to this effect was given to the Sheriff and Jailor. It L Ukeu tor granted under the circumstances that no effort will be made, under habeas corpus or otherwise, to secure bail be fore indictment. The proceedings have been intensified lately by the connection of a negro boy, named Luther Hockett, as an important witness in the case. This boy left town and was heard of, it is said, in Paducah and other towns, and officers for the State went out to search for him. It was understood that the boy telephoned from Paducah to his mother here last Friday. Hockett is wanted as a wit ness for the State. Execution of Joan of Arc. By Eugene McSPEDDEN. Joan of Arc at the time of her ex ecution was a beautiful girl of nine teen, deep-set earnest eyes and fair com plexion, and withal a heart as brave as a Caesar's and a soul more beautiful than her face. Joan, placing herself at the head of the French, army, for the-nirposo of driving the invading English out of France, who had reduced the country to the brink of ruin, had raised the Orleans, which city was invested by tho English, who, in opposition to the French, were trying to have King Henry the VI of England placed on the throne. After raising the siege of Orleans, Joan had defeated the Eng lish at other places, and at length con ducted Charles the Dauphin to Rhimes and bad him crowned king of France. And all this Joan had done, as she claimed, in obedience to heavenly voices and visions which appeared and spoke to her when only a simple shepherd girl at her father's home at Domremy. Shall we discredit the Maid for her vis ions? or Socrates for his demon that visited him with unearthly warnings from his boyhood till his death? j At last, however, Joan of Arc was! captured at Compiegne by the Bur gundians, allies of the English, and after much intriguing and threatening, she was sold to the English for gold, who were brutally anxious to have her accused and convicted of sorcery, or witchcraft of having been used by the devil that thereby they might make it appear that Charles the Dauphin had not been .crowned by the authority of God, exercised through the Maid, but by authority of the devil, and that, therefore, not the Dauphin but Henry the VI of England was the divinely ap pointed king of France. So Joan was brought to trial and ac cused of Sorcery. The trial was pro' traded for over three months, and never was a poor girl more brutally treated or more unjustly tried. During her trial and severe imprisonment the noble girl fully sustained her reputation as saint and heroine. Her good sense and moral integrity amid the duplicity and base brutal meanness around her stood out ke illuminated .mountain peaks above a fog. It was impossible for even the cold-blooded and learned ecclesiastics to trump up anything by which to con vict bet of witchcraft. She persisted long and repeatedly in affirming that her voices and inspirations had come from God direct and it was on such testimony that she was finally convict ed, or rather condemned. For the aw ful gin of having been inspired by God irectly, instead of through the church and Pope, or without even their con sent, was this noble and bigbsouled girl condemned to die the writhing, torturous death of being burned at the stake. It is true that'Joan, under the long protracted assaults of entreaties, warn- ngs, threats and damnations, had con sented to sign a form of adjuration, which she did. by means of a cross mark, being unable to write. She soon, however, recants her recantation, de claring that she did not understand its contents at the time. And I do not doubt that she did not, for her accusers and judges had become extremely anx ious to force her to recant, especially as they had no evidence upon which to convict her, and their wholo proceed ings show that tbey would stoop to any deception or crime to carry their point to have Henry the VI placed on the throne of France. During all this trial did the heroic, unlettered girl battle alone against the combined machina tions of the most learned doctors and bishops of the university and members of the inquisition;, and more than once, by her pointed and shrewd answers, did she confound the whole set. After Joan's denial of the truth of her re cantation she was speedily condemned and brought to execution. When Joan was informed of the death that she should die on the morrow her grief for the moment was uncontrolla ble. "Alas!" she cried, "am I to be treated so horribly and crually? . Must my body, pure as from birth, and which was never contaminated, be this day condemned and reduced to ashes? Ha! ha! I bad rather be beheaded seven times over than to be burned in this wise. Oh! I make my appeal to God, the great Judge of all the wrongs and grievances done me!" She soon recovered her composure, however, and performed the right of confession. She then requested to com municate, and was allowed to do so, with the consent of tho bishop, who thus treated ber as one of the true be lievers whom ho had just condemned as an heretic. After she had com muned, seeing Cam hon, the basely sub servient bishop who had brought about her ruin, sho paid: "Bishop, I die through you." And again, "And for this I summons you to answer before God." And, "Ah, Master Pierre, where shall I be this eveniog?" He answered, "Have you no good hope in the Lord?" "Oh, yes; God to aid, I shall be in Paradise." Joan was carried to the place of exe cution in a cart, like a ruffian offender, guarded by eight hundred soldiers. Brother Martin L'Advenu and the con stable, Massieu, rode with her, and Isambart, the Augustine Monk, also attended ber., L'Advenu and Isambart befriended ber with a touching fidelity to the last. As they passed through the vast and agitated crowd Joan re proached no one, but wept and cried out, "0 Rouen! Rouen! Must I then die here?" When at Rheims Joan had declared: "In God's name, here is a good people, and devout; when I die I should much like it to be in these parts." But now she must die at Rouen, sur rounded by fierce! and brutal soldiers. At length tbey arrived at the market place where the Maid, who had saved France, but who was forsaken now by the people whom she had delivered, by even the cowardly Charles, was to be executed. In this place there bad been erected three scaffolds one for his god ship, Cardinal Winchester, of England, the great power behind the prosecution and conviction that had brought Joan to the stake; oe for the preachers, judges, bailies and Joan, and one of plaster and somewhat removed from the others. On this last was an omi nous pile of wood of considerable height, upon which she was to die a slow and most glaringly cruel death. Joan knelt down and prayed in sim ple devotion to (tod, the Virgin, St. Michael and St Catherine. To the by standers she said, Pray for me," and asked the priests to each say a mass for her soul. And all so devoutly, confid ing, and in such a beautifully simple manner. It was too much for tho crowd, for even the hard-hearted sol diers, and nobles and peasants, priests and soldiers, and even the hardened Winchester sobbed and wept The en tire and vast crowd was agitated and swayed by a struggling tempest of grief that threatened to shatter the iron pur pose of her enemies to destroy the de vout, beautiful and patriotic Pucelle. But haughty bosoms said to the tem pest of sorrow, Be still," and their good angels wept and retired and th stern business went on. The soldiers now became extremely impatient, and some of the lucre heartless rudely, dragged Joan to the pile of wood, say ing to the executioner, "Do thy office. " When released at the stake she bowed (Continued on last pae).