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DENTIST Over wliite & BurcKrd" Druf Store, Union Gty, Tenn. Tele!pKone Office 1 44-2; Redenc 1 44-3 DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & BurchrT Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephone Office 144-2. Re.idence 144-3 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1914 Union City Commercial. eh Hh! 130 consolidated September 1.1897 f-1 I4" Lvi.?jr.v--Vi.v-. - r w- we- W CJ W irw- T - ' 1 .Yfwwj, ASK THOSE who have banked with us for years whether or not they like our business methods. You wish to cross the ocean in a snip that has ridden through many storms? Rather than keep your money yourself, don't you want to put your money in a bank that knows nothing but success? MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK. Old National Bank Union City, Tennessee TO LOAN Oil FARM LANDS. ! am authorized to take application, for loan, on land, in Obion and Weakley Counties, Tennewee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. The term, and condition, upon which thi, money wii be loaned are moat favorable to the borrower. All or any part of a loan may be paid after one year, interest being Mopped on- payment, made. Loan, are Made at 3 J per cent. Interest on ten year,' time, or for shorter period if desired. . ou are considering a loan, it would be well to make application AT O. SPIHLADL-ON Attorney At Law a S Union City, Tenn. jr if CAR LOAD NEW RE-CLEANED VP 11 JLsW BarleyCrimson Clover and All Kinds of Field Seeds Iheiriry-Mos; vLjl Wholesale and Retail Grain, Nay and Field Seeds Telephone No. SI Union City, Tenn. Ask for prices before selling your Grain or Hay jj L oeraiiteiiirei The Ice Cream Specialist Telephone 100 the mm 1MB TRIAL ROW IS PROGRESS Jury Sworn Monday.With Evidence Tuesday and Wednesday. The case of the State versus Frank Dietzel, charged with the murder of Geo. Wehman ou the night of July 11, i was called Monday morning at the courthouse in Union City. The court room was crowded, Herman Dietzel, Sr., and Jr. appearing in the seat with the defendant, the murdered man's wife and daughter in another seat near the Judge's stand. Rice A. Tierce, chief counsel for the defense, entered a motion in p'ea f abatement and an affidavit for contin uance of the case, but the court over ruled all such motions, and after a plea of not guilty was formally entered the case was immediately opened by the examination of a venire of two hun dred talesmen summoned to appear and court proceeded speedily. The main difficulty in the examination of venire men was that they had generally read an account of the coroner's jnquest of this murder in the newspapers. Judge Jones read an extract from Bill 243 enacted by the General Assembly of Tennessee in 1909, immediately following the Nightrider trials here, stating that not withstanding a person presented as a juror in a criminal case may state that he has formed and expressed an opinion as to the guilt or innocence of an ac cused based upon newspaper statements stiil he may be competent. Newspaper reporters here came in for some com ment. The jury of twelve men were selected after the attorneys for the defense had exhausted their fifteen peremptory chal lenges. Major Hal Homes, of Tren ton, examined the veniremen for the State, bis services having been secured by General Caldwell as chief counsel for the State, Mr. Caldwell's health pre venting bim from conducting the case. Miss Wehman was represented by Lan nom & Stanfield. Court openen at 9 o'clock, adjourned an hour for lunch at noon and did not adjourn in the afternoon until six o'clock. The court room was filled all dav. some standing in the aisles. The twelve jurymen selected were A. L. Harper, J. Matt Call, W. M. Eoach, J. McKinney, Jesse Johnson, 8. L. Blalock, J. F. Ferguson, A. J. Fruett, W.-Hart, W. A. Jones, Kirk Wells, D. C. Mitcherson. All of them are farm ers living near town except Mr. Fruett, who is a well contractor. Mr. Jesse Johnson had a new baby at home and begged to be excused from being a jury man, but Judge Jones, after congratu lating the young father, thought that he had best take his place in the jury box. . At the close of court for the day Clerk Golden, of the Obion County Court, swore in the jurymen and they went to supper under guard of Deputies W. A. Hutchens and C. B. Hawkins. The Evidence. On Tuesday morning the courtroom was filled with spectators by the time Sheriff Mathes cried the opening of court. Many ladies were in the audi ence, and interest was intensa-through-out. A heavy rain fell about ten o'clock and the closing of the windows made the air uncomfortably close. The defendant appeared with his attorneys, Pierce & Fry and J. A. Whipple. Miss Clara Wehman, daughter of the mur dered man, was also present, and among the many witnesses sworn she qualified also to give her evidence in the case, Probably fifty or more witnesses wete sworn and ordered to retire, while the evidence was being heard. The charge of murder in the first de gree was read to the jury by C. N. Lannom. of the firm of Lannom & Stanfield, counsel for Miss Wehman. The testimony began with Ed Dunn on the stand as follows: Dunn, who keeps a boarding house where Wehman lived, is a miller and his residence is on the east side of the city near the Postma greenhouses. He testified that Wehman came home late Saturday afternoon from work on July 11. Ha had been painting as usual and cleaned his hands and arms with a scrub brush, which he kept for that purpose at the hydrant. He ate his supper and paid Mrs. Dunn his week's board, $5 in silver, after sup per at the table, putting back a roll of bills in the bag from which he gotcha money. This bag was a dark color and looked something like a tobacco sack. Wehman and Dunn then went to town. They parted on the corner of Church and First streets, agreeing to meet at 10:30 at Alexander's livery barn on First and Harrison streets, just north of Reynold's Theatre. This was the last time Mr. Dunn ever saw Wehman. j Mr. Dunn went on about bis business, coming by Alexander's livery barn at the appointed time and waiting there until 11 o'clock for Wehman; then bad to go home without him. He said Wehman had a small paper covered bundle under his arm and that Wehman said it was a suit of underwear. Here Mr. Pierce objected to the witness fur nishing "be said evidence and was sustained by the court. When Dunn parted with Wehman, the latter went north on First street as if be was going to Dixie Corum's livery barn near the Nashville railroad to take a shower bath, as was his custom. Mr. Dunn described Wehman ' dress his hat and shoes. This clothing, found on the murdered corpse in the old well, was produced in court as evidence by the State and identified by Mr. Dunn. The mouldy clothes, which had been cut from the decaying body, made a dust on , the witness stand 'when they were taken from the box. The pitiful old hat found in the bottom of the well weighted down by a brick, the run over gaiters, all shadowy remembrances of the pa thetic figure of the murdered man, filled the room with a mingled odor of disinfectant and decay. The auditors craned their necks for a sight of the gruesome relics.- 1 Here Mr. Pierce for the defense took the witness for cross-examination and asked some questions concerning the sack which Wehman was said to carry his money in and as to the color of bis clothing at the time of his disappear ance. Mr. Dunn stated that they were gray clothes, but that be wasn't up on color as much as some folks. Mrs. Dunn, witness for the State, is a little woman who wore in courtroom a white plumed hat. Wehman had boarded and lodged at her bouse for nine weeks. She corroborated ber bus band as to Wehman paying his board. She saw a number of bills which Weh man put back into the sack. She testi fied that the package Wehman was car rying contained his brush, towel and soap, as he always carried this package to the livery barn. Wehman said he was fifty years of age. To this objection was made and overruled. She testified as to Wehman beiDg out at night July 4, returning at 11 o'clock. On cross examination Mrs. Dunn said that Wehman had two sacks. After paying board he wrapped up. his bills and pushed them into the sack and the silver money he placed in a small shot sack. The bills were in a dark red sack. Witness never saw him (Wehman) with any associates. Mrs. Dunn was ill at the time of the murder, and the coroner came to her home to examine her. Avery Coble was called and testified that he knew "Choppy" and saw bim at about 9:15 p. m. July 11 in J. A. Coble, Son fc Co. store. He got a bundle wrapped with a newspaper. Didn't know how long the bundle bad been in the store. Didn't know where Wehman went and never saw bim any more. Enloe Chiles, for the State, was in the J. A. Coble, Son & Co. store night of July 11. Didn't know what was hi the bundle. When Wehman left be went in the direction of the C. B. A. build ing. Counsel for defense asked witness when Wehman brought the bundle in and witness couldn't state, but he came to get it after 9 o'clock, then departed towards the C. B. A. building. Jim Roberts was called for the State. Mr, Roberts Is a farmer residing five miles north of the ity. He was in town on the night of July 11. He drove here in the afternoon and ut up his horse at Hour's barn. , He knew Geo. Wehman and also knew Frank Dietzel. He saw Frank on the back steps of the C. B. A. building with a companion whom he took to be Weh man, between 8 and 9 o'clock. Cross- examined, Mr. Roberts said he came to town some time after dinner. Had met train after 8 o'clock coming from Nash ville. He saw Frank Dietzel after this with companion goiag to stable, and Frank spoke. Defense questioned Mr. Roberts as to whether or not he was VM CITY RORSES WEI III LOUISVILLE RACES (Continued on fifth page) Mayor T.R. Reynolds and Guy Lee Take Big Purses. Two of our well known turfmen, Mayor T. R. Reynolds and Guy Lee, took first money in the biggest races at the Kentucky State Fair at Louis ville last week. On Wednesday Ham Patterson, owned by Guy Lee, won the 11,000 stake race for 2:14 trotters in three straight heats and captured first money in harness on that day. Time 2:13i. His Bonnie Boy took third money in the $500 pace, time 2:09., On Friday Ham Patterson also won the 2:15 class trot, first. On Friday Mayor Reynolds' Gypsy Burns won the 2:20 pacing stake race, purse $1,000, with Oscar Roper driv ing, three in five. The best time was 2:101. Gypsy Burns' time was 2:12. Following is a list of the entries: Wednesday First Race Trotting stake; purse $1,000; 2:14 class; 3 in 5. Ham Patterson, b.h., by Alfred G. (Lee) - 1 1 1 Lady Alice M., b.m., (Cherry) 2 2 6 Minnie Burns, blk.m., (Thomas). 7 6 2 Billy Burk, b.g., (Hackett) 3 3 5 Lizzie Brown, b.m., (Bowerman).4 4 3 Ethel Ego, b.m., (Thomas) 5 7 4 Red Jay, B.g., (Bean) 6 5 7 Red Dice, b.g., (McAlister) 8 8dr Time, 2:13i, 2:141, 2:14J. Second Race Pacing; purse $500 2:09 class; 3 in 5. Tommy D., b.g., by Tommy Irish Boy (O. Johnson) 1 1 1 Edna L., b.m., (Tinkler) r...2 2 4 Bonnie Boy, rn.g., (Lee)- 5 5 2 Prince Verton, b.s., (J. Johnson). 3 3 5 Alice May Direct, b.m., (Kimbro).4 4 2 Time, 2:08J, 2:091, 2:09. Friday Frst Race Pacing stake, 2:20 class; purse $1,000; 3 in 5. Gvdsv Burns, b.m.. by Pilot - Burns, (Roper) 2 2 1 1 3 Mary Rosalind Parr, blk.m., , by Guy Princeton, (John son) 1 14 3 5 Paducah Kid, blk.g., by A. Director Boy, (Settlers)... 4 3 5 2 1 Courtney, s.g., (Cherry) 5 4 3 1 2 Lillian, b.m., (Lee) - 13 5 2 5 1 Bruno Munson.b.s., (Cruise). Dis. Time, 2:131, 2:101, 2:131, 2:121, 2:13. Second Race-Purse $500; 2:15 class; trotting; 3 in 5. Ham Patterron, b.h, by Al fred G., (Lee) 2 12 5 4 Grace Hurrey, b.m., by Mc Knig Simmons, (Shep- beard) .-4 3 14 2 Cherry Gentry, b.m., by Col. Gentry. (Whitehead) 5 5 5 2 1 Hypier, b.m., (Higginson)..3 2 6 3 3 Hush Miller, b.h., by Baron Moore, (Little) 1 4 3 ldr Krems, b.s., (Armstrong). ..6 6 4 6dr Time, 2:111, 2:121, 2:141, 2:121, 2:14. ; ' . , GENERAL RYE Nashville, Sept. 21. Gen, Rye, Democratic nominee for Governor of Tennessee, has set forth on his speaking tour of the State. In view of what he stands for, of his ability, character, patriotism and statesmanship, he is the one peculiarly equipped man of the hour. Tennessee needs less politics and more business; Rye will furnish the relief. Tennessee needs a rest from the petty bickerings, the ugly factionalism and self seeking grouches; Rye alone can secure so happy a culmination of the rabid disorders that for four years have affected the State. His reception at his old borne town, Camden, last Thursday, was a splendid ovation. Then and there bis old asso ciates, those who had known bim from birth or early boyhood, gave him an earnest expression of their approval and confidence. He is a prophet honored amongst his own people. He declared that he had always favored and now fa vors with all his heart prohibition and law enforcement. He subscribes to every law on the statute books apper taining to both and pledged his admin- itration's best efforts thereto. Mr. Eye explained thoroughly and convincingly his attitude on prohibition in the past. He had spoken and voted for the proposed amendment to the Constitution in 1887 and had never weakened in his belief in prohibition's final triumph. .His advocacy had not. however, led hira to desert in any elec tion the Democratic party or its candi dates. He believed the issue could best be settled through the party which had bravely and satisfactorily settled every political issue since the war. He voted against Hooper because the latter was a Republican soldier of for tune whom be did not believe to be nec essary to the State's welfare. He voted for Bob Taylor and for Benton McMillin and believes to-day that the election of cither would have been a favorable re sponse to the popular demand for gen eral prohibition throughout the State; and that under them the State would have been spared the extravagances, the scandals, the factional disruptions and the general demoralization of conditions which the Hooper administrations have entailed. , Gen. Rye's remarks were to the point and earnest so. His discussion of other matters, good roads, schools, pensions for old soldiers, labor conditions and de mands, the State's ili-ut, fcxtravagsnvps, etc. was forceful and convincing. Es pecially eloquout was his peroratiou with its pleas for the endorsement of President Wilson and for peace in Ten nessee. The speech established the certainty that the Democrats of the State had been peculiarly fortunate in the selection of a Btaodard bearer. He has aroused and enthused his followers and there seems no doubt he will poll a heavy vote in November. Let the people do their part in the manifestation of approval at the various speaking places. Let them turn out in large numbers and give strength to his courage and cheer to hia efforts. To My Customers. I am now with the Lake County Manufacturing Co. The Union City Gin Co. having changed hands and the Lake County Manufacturing Co, hav ing control, I desire to say to my cus tomers and friends that the business will be conducted in the same manner as heretofore and that I will pay the highest market price for cotton, and assure my customers that I will give them the same treatment as they have been getting heretofore. I want to buy the cotton grown in this section, and knowing the cotton situation as I do and the very low price that the farm ers are getting for their cottou, I am making a special price on custom gin ning at CO cents per hundred, furnish ing everything, including bagging and ties. Will buy your seed at the mar ket price. I will also have cotton seed meal and bulls; will swap for your seed at the market price for them. I will be in position to answer all questions that I can as to warehouse propositions. Letter from Dyersburg Cotton Compress Company is as follows: Dyersburg, Tena., Sept. 1, 1914. To all farmers who want to store cot ton we are making the following rates: Storage charges, including receiving, . tagging and weighing, for the first month, 15 cents per bale. Storage charges after the first month, 10 cents per month or fractional part of a month. Insurance charges, 15 cents per month or fractional part of a month. Valuation, $40.00 per bale. In other words, the charges on stor ing and insuring a bale of cotton for six months is $1.55, and for twelve months it is $3.05. Any and all business given us will be looked after, and there will be no such tbiog as commismon charges for selling the cotton when it is ready for the mar ket. Yours very truly, Dyersbuho Cotton Compress Co. Per W. D. McCuan, Supt. I publish this letter so that some farmers who may want to ship -their cotton may do so and store it. I will appreciate all business given me and will endeavor to give all my customers all advantages of the mar ket possible. Thanking you for all business given me in the past and in advance for any favers you may show me in the future by giving me a chance at your cotton, and hoping for better prices and a clear ing up cf the cotton situation in a short time, I remain, Yours very truly, , F, L. Pittman. Marriage Licenses. Richard Terrill and Florence Hen dricks, Loyall Kenney and Hettie Stroud. William R.: King and Lettie May Byars. J. B. Alexander and Alice Reed. O. A". McGawand Mrs. Haltie Milam. J. M Fisher and Margaret L. Poyner. Wess Dowdy and Bessie Wicks. John T. Tarns and Agnes Z. Forest. C. R. McKernan and Viccie Price. Btlford Hayes and Maie Preett. TVlpr.hone Union Citv Ice & Coal Co. when you want coal right now.