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DENTIST Over White & Burdiard'f Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephone Office 144-2. Residence 144-3 DR. E. M. LONO DENTIST Over White & Burchrd' Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telelphonee- Office 144-2; Rendence 144-3 COMMERCIAL Union CUy Commercial. ejUWisJied 1890 f . . . ' ' . . . West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 t ConnolldaUd September 1. H97 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1914. VOL. 23, NO. 28. mm Man- t ji bank Account VJLL GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE 1 I II If t m M 1 , . : '& i - V ON Youa rfMjfiailV STAIiT NOW 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 ship 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, Ttnnsiiae OBION COUNTY QUARTERLY COURT Bridge and Levee Appropriations Run to High Mark New Superintendent of the County Farm. b 1 1 " J CAR LOAD NEW RE-CLEANED EE RYE G llll II Barley.. Crimson Clover and All Kinds of Field Seeds Onejriry-Moss' fsiIih Go. Wholesale and Retail Grain, Hay and Field Seeds Telephone No. 51 : Union City, Tenn. Ask for prices before selling your Grain or Hay Let me figure with you on your feeding this winter. , I am in position to give you some close prices on , Cotton Seed Products , ' , " ' ' ' As I am associated now with the Lake County Man ufacturing Co., both at Tiptonville and Dyersburg, Tenn.; am representing them on a salary and can give you . . , - Mill Prices and the Highest Protein Made Call either at office or by residence phone at night. We are also paying the Highest Market Price for COTTON AND COTTON 5EED. Office Phone 346. Residence Phone 514 LAKE COUNTY . CO, F. L PITTMAN, Manager Union City, Tenn, Ordered that W. H. Cutler superin tend the building of a bridge on the lake, not to exceed $100, when Lake County pays $200 on said bridge, and report. Ordered that C. S. Talley, Clerk, be allowed $200 ex-officio services for the ensuing year and W. T. Mathes $400 ex-officio services for the ensuing year. The Courthouse and Jail Commis sioners ordered to have drinking foun tain put in at the front or east door of the courthouse. " - C. M. Montgomery and A. J. How ard appointed to confer with Engineer W. C. Kelly about the Kenton levee and do the necessary work. , A. E. Caldwell appointed to superin tend building bridge across OTossum Creek." ; ; ' T. P. Finch and W: J. Hopper ap pointed to superintend repairing bridge on Dillard Creek. A. K. Wells appointed to superinten building bridge across Camp Creek near R. F. Cunningham's. . A. Jr. London ana J. .1. Uoar ap pointed to 'superintend building levee on Rock Spring branch. C. B. Hawkins resigned as Constable of District No. 3, and R. E. Switzer was elected to fill the vacancy. R. P. Dyer was elected Constable for District No. 15. ' J. F. Kersey and II. E, Williams ap' pointed to superintend building iron bridge across Cane Creek near Prote mu8 and report. W. H. Simmons was elected Consta ble of N- 13 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of W. A. Beckham J. L. Crockett and H. N, Sellars ap pointed to superintend building steel bridge on levee from'McCdnnell to Un ion City road and four stone bridges re paired on same road. J. C. Isbell and W. H. Sanders ap pointed to superintend building steel bridge across Reelfoot Creek on Wood land Mills and Union City road, 60 feet long. R. B. Gantlett appointed notary pub lie. . J. D. McBride appointed to superin tend building bridge 35 feet long through Hamilton place. The election for superintendent of the Obion County farm was held with three candidates, Polk McDonald, of Number Six, leading and being declared the superintendent for the ensuing year. VENIRE FOR JANUARY TERM. No. 1, Herbert Naylor, G. il.Thomas. No. 2, T. M. Flack, Will Garrigan. No. 3, J. F. Mosier, A. S. Hayes. No. 4, John Hauser, W. A. Forester. No. 5, L. N. Miller, M. A; Ashley. No. 6, J. A. Hart, Hank Muse. ' No. 7, Calvin Griffin, Jim Boone. No. 8, J, W. Arnold, G. W. Bruce. No. 9, Dave Hicks, J. W. Thompson No. 10,'L. K. Haislip, Luther Stone. No. 12, A. Rogers, Sam Tucker. No. 13, W. C. Morris, W. W. Mays No. 14, Lee Harmon, S. S. Deen. ' : No. 15, H. C. Ragsdale, L. S. Ing. No., 16, Wilt Robey, H. N. Sellers. REVENUE REPORT. Balance on hand Oct. 1, 1914: County funds.. 8,025.24 School funds...... 8,168.24 Road funds....... 572.66 Road due districts......... 10,138.32 School due districts.:..'..-' 28,925.36 Total........:.. $56,229.82 BLANK BOOKS, STATIONERY, ETC. Troy Tress '...;.-.:..I.$ 10.80 McCowatt-Mercer Co ..... 18.60 News-Banner ..." 20.25 The Commercial i ,77.08 Union City Printing Co. - ' 34.25 Marshall & Bruce Co 15.69 Brandon Printing Co........ 101.45 Union City Printing Co..... 15.75 Total.. ...t. ....... ...$293.87 DRAINAGE DISTRICT COMMITTEE. C. M. Montgomery.. .$ 2.00 T. P. Finch t 2.00 H. H. Hunt... .......... 2.00 J. A. Howard... . 2.00 H. M. Golden 2.00 Total. J. P. attendance..; $195.60 T. D. Corum, J. T. Owens! J. C. Is bell, W. II. Sanders, A. E. Caldwell, J, F. Kersey, J. F. Holloway, W. E Shropshire, T. P. Palmer, S. M. Fields N. L. Williams, W. H. Pyle, J. Lasley, G. R. McDade, II. II. Hunt, A. Howard, C. M. Montgomery, P. H Carroll, W. A. Midyett, II. B. Fleming W. H. Cutler, A. B. London, J. Cloar, T. P. Finch, J. D. McBride, H E. Williams, W. C. Morris, W. W Mays, R. Polk, 8. E. Bratton, A. K Wells, A. Wilson, II. C. Corley, H, N Sellars, J, L. Crockett, R. T. Milner. BRIDGES, LEVEES, REPAIR8. . Vincennes Bridge Co.. -$ 685.00 W. G. Reynolds, abutments -40.00 M. Tull, repairs ' lO.OO H. B. Fleming, repairs. . 19.00 Vincennes Bridge Co.. . 895.00 Vincennes Bridge (Jo.. 493.85 Semones & Son & O'Donnell. 8.75 John O'Donnell..;.... .....I 3.25 Semones & Son ....: 5.40 McAdoo Construction Co. ... 531.30 Bradley & Garrett " 149.00 Brooks Tomlinson..... 18.00 W. TV Young Bridge Co.:.".. 61.13 A. B. Campbell, moving dirt- ' 135.60 L. T. Callahan, moving dirt . 90.40 VV. A. Parrisb, bridge . . 240.00 Pope & Crowser, repairs 11.90 Wyatt B. Stovall, repairs.... 32.00 Y. Y. Phillips, levee........ : 325.00 H. M. Golden, surveyor , . 15.00 Sellars and Crockett, comrs.. , 4.00 J. W. Walker, bridge '.- 64.34 W. J. Hopper, work, turn pike :; 488.95 G. H. Davis, levee work . 40.00 T. L. Finch, repairs 263.00 W. A. Parrish, levee... 789.42 R. P. Lacewell, bride work.. 16.00 A. P. McKinney, lumber.... 15.00 J. T. Norman, levee 73.23 R. B. Brown, work 100.00 Frank Lawson, bridge .. . 75.00 GA. Zaricor.'work 8.75 Forcum-James Cooperage & Lumber Co., bridge . 685.03 W. G. Reynolds, repairs 87.00 J. R. Mills, repairs .... - 2.35 J. H, Callis, repairs ........ 12.00 J. F. Holloway, freight..... 5.87 John Worrell, repairs . 14.64 A. P, McKinney, bridges 217.50 Byrn & Garrett, repairs 7.95 Byrn & Garrett, lumber..... 44.92 Vincennes Bridge Co.....; 475.00 A. S. Boston, bridge... I 80.00 J. J. .Tomlinson, W. H. Pifle, comrs .. . 4.00 Shore &. Phebus, nails , 6.30 B. Gray, bridge material. 1 40.00 McAdoo Construction Co. ... 109.00 C. E. Bushart, bridges ...... -152.00 Smith Kirby and Sticky Rid dle, levee - 50.00 W. H. Latimer, repairs ...2. 10.00 L. E. Davis, repairs ... 9.45 Gates & Wilson, lumber..... 3.78 Total. DR. J. B. BOND. .$7,234.06 County Physician ..$109.00 J. E. FINCH, SHERIFF. Board of prisoners, July. ...$275.40 Board of prisoners, Aug 322.60 Board of prisoners to Sept. 6... 58.00 Waiting on Court ............ 4.00 Total $060.00 I. J, HOWARD, TAX ASSESSOR. ........$1,450.80 '...$10.00 COUNTY ASYLUM. ''".' Commissioners for niaiDte- . nance $200.00 County Taxes .......... , - W, T. MATHES. Board of prisoners, Sept. $347.20 ' WESTERN HOSPITAL FOR INSANE Quarter ending Sept. 19. $477.03 MISCELLANEOUS. , J. D. McBride; land ..".......$ 10.00 Dr. H. W. Quails, call 2.50 M. Henderson, pens ;.. 7.50 Dolphus Thorn, conveyance ... 1.50 Joe Wade & Co... 8.25 Union City Lumber Co. 2.35 B. G. Moore, refund. 2.00 E. P. Grissom; mdse. 8.15 Pierce & Fry, attorneys .. 25.00 D.' J. Calwell for prisoner ... 12.40 Rob Morris, registrar .. 1.00 Union City Ice & Coal Co...... 33.20 Union City lce & Coal Co 47.Ro D. P. Caldwell......'..... .. .50 Shore fe Phebus, wire.l ..... 52.80 W. G. Clagett. mdse.......... 56.55 Nailling-Keiser Hardware Co..: 34.10 Charity fund....." ......i. 55.00 Frank C. Wchman, mdse ..... 98.85 . D. Ragsdale, land ..... 7.50 Home Furniture Co., mdse-... 18.50 White Furniture Co ...... 4.50 L. Crockett, registrar........ 1.00 The Lambert Co . 3.00 A, Jr Rainey, mdse. ....... 4.40 Phil Hyman, mdse ... . 2.25 Oliveii's Red Cross Drug Store.. 29.05 Total , ..$529.70 C. 8. TALLEY, CLERK. Making tax books $600.00 Services 217.60 Total.. $817.60 AUGUST ELECTION. Officers, Judges, clerks, etc $138.00 INQUESTS. W. W. Litton, M. D.' ....$ 5.00 N. L. Williams, Esq 5.00 VV. H. Pyle. Esq .- 5.00 NEWS NOTES. W. F. Roberts. M. D. T. P. Callicott, M. D J. F. Holloway, Esq. ... ". R. N. Whitehead, M. D. J. L. Crockett, J. P GEO.- WEHMAN INQUEST. XV. A. Nailling, M. D T. E. Marshall, M. D. S. R. Bratton, coroner. .... J. L. Glover, officer : J. G. Saunders, officer ..... J. 8. Adams, officer T. P. Noah, officer Jurors .. . 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 20.00 5.00 5.00 2.75 5.75 1.00 2.50 60.00 Total .............-.$142.00 Dr. T. E. Marshall, Jake Caldwell George Dahnke, Joe Prieto, Wright Pardue, Clark Houser, E. K. ' White Chas. Miles, J John , Semones, W. M Nailling, W. D. Harrison, D. I. Ver hine. Grand total...; $11,780.63 Cremated. Martin, Tenn., Oct. 3. Setting fire to her clothing with a match, Mrs. W: F. Penick, 42 years of age, cremated herself at her home, four miles south west of here. Mrs. Penick had been mentally un balanced same time, caused by grief over the death of a member of her family," but it was thought she had overcome her infirmity. While other members of the family were absent from home Mrs. Penick lighted the hem ' of her skirt. The flames rapidly mounted to her face, and she ran screaming from the house. ' Neighbors, attracted by the cries of the woman, found her racing madly back and forth completely enveloped in a sheet of fire. Her hair, every strand blazing, bad the appearane of a huge torch. Every particle of clothing was burned from the body, i The heat was so in tense that the corset stays of Mrs. Penick were melted. Mrs. Penick first drank a cup of carbolic acid. One young, child was with her at the time. Two others were were at school. Her ears were burned off and her throat burned through. , . TROY. Frank, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Niel Glover, fell out of a buggy last Fri day and broke his leg. He is resting very well. , Mr. and -Mrs. Hiram Wilbanks, of Fulton, were here Sunday. Rev. Raymond E. White, the new Cumberland . Presbyterian preacher, preached at the courthouse last Sunday. Messrs. Halbert Stovall, Tom Pressly and George Cunningham were in Obion Sunday. ? : ; Miss Elsie Brice, of Union City, vis ited Mrs. B. B. Maxwell Sunday. Mr. Walter Carmack, of " Calhoun City, Miss., was here last week visiting relatives. , . . , ' Mr. Tom Douglass, of Fulton, visited relatives here last week, Miss Lottie Bennett was in Memphis last Saturday, attending the Tri-State Fair.' , . ; - , . Postmaster Davy Crockett spent Sun day at Reelfoot Lake. , . 'if ii ii' vi ii iiii m i mi ' li To Move the Fall Crops. Washington, Sept. 29. The Treasury Department has deposited $13,029,746 in 23 States for fall crop-moving pur poses up to Sept. 28, according to an announcement to-night by Secretary McAdoo. , Of this sum Missouri has taken "the largest amount, $1,550,000, ith Maryland second, $1,450,000. The other States and amounts follow: Alabama, $300,000; Arkansas, $175, 000; Florida,. $S1,2."0; Georgia, $368, 750; Kentucky, $1,385,000; Louisiana, $700,000; 'Mississippi,' $150,000;- New; York,$l,000,000; North Carolina,$456, 250; South Carolina, $525,000; Tennes-; see,' two,vw; Texas, riKJ3,ibv; Vir ginia, $798,750; " Colorado; $497,996; Illinois, $1,200,000; Indiana, $150,000; Iowa, $250,600; Kansas, $25,000; Ne braska, $325,000; Oklahoma, $93,500; Washington, $87,500. - . v 1 Liy-Ver-Lax . relieves all ills of jthe Liver and Stomach. Get it from Thos. Bonner fc Son, Rives, Tenn. , Warning that Philippine independ ence meant surrender of American strategic command of the Pacific, "the fighting ground of the future,"and that a conflict between the Orient and the United States, commercial or otherwise, was inevitable, was given the House by Republican Leader Mann, in a vigorous speech opposing the Administration Philippine Bill. ( Leaders of the movement to dispose of the vast cotton yield which this year will bo left in American hands because of war in Europe were given, a more definite idea of the size of the new cron when the Department of Agriculture announced it would amount to approxi mately 15,300,000 bales of 500 pounds each. ; , - . , . Peace prayer services were held all over the United States Sunday in ac cordance with the proclamation issued by President Wilson, who attended the services of the Presbyterian Church ib Washington. In New York Secretary Bryan and Oscar Strauss spoke at the big Carnegie Hall meeting. ' : Secretary of the Navy Daniels and possibly Secretary of State Bryan, will take part in the Democratic campaign in Kentucky, the former speaking at Elizabethtown on October 15 and the latter probably in Louisville on the night night of October 16. ? That the only way the United States can find out if the Filipinos are capable of self-government is to give them from time to time the chance to manage their own affairs, was the statement made in the House by Representative Sherley: , ' With the prospoct of near adjourn ment after eighteen months' continuous session Congressmen are eager to get home for their political campaigns. Both houses will be through with their present tasks by October 17. The Eighth District Reserve Bank, to be situated in St. Louis and to have control over Louisville, , is to bo organ--ized in Washington this week. A Lou isville man is wanted as governor of the institution. It is stated that Chairman William F. McCombs is again in favor at the White House because he favored the successful candidates in the recent primary, and the "McAdoo-Malone-Roosevelt alli- liance lost out. The war revenue tax upon gasoline has been eliminated by the Senate com mittee working on the War Tax Bill, and a tax upon automobiles, according to horsepower, substituted instead. The effect of the war upon Govern ment revenue was demonstrated by the Treasury report for September, Which showed an excess of disbursements of $9,500,000. Conferences in Washington and Lon don are expected to fix in a few days the terms under which products to from the United States may be shipped through neutral countries. Theodore Roosevelt campaigned in Philadelphia for Vance McCormick, Democratic candidate for Governor, who has been indorsed by the Progressives. The Washington Administration hopes that with the withdrawal of Car- ranza and the elevation of Calderon permanent peace in Mexico will be ob tained. - ' The Sonate Finance Committee cut the tax on gasoline to 1 cant a gallon and added & tax of, 50 cents a horse power upon automobile sales, ; ' Southern Congressmen will object to the adjournment of Congress on October 15 unless something is done to relieve, ' the cotton situation. ; . Russia and the United States Uigned the twenty-seventh of the peace treaties agreed to between this Government and foreign nations. ' Private interests have chartered an American steamer to bring German dye- stuffs from Rotterdam to the United States. : ' ' Get More Eggs. You can't unless your chickens are healthy., Use B. A. Thomas' Poultry Remedy. It cures Cholera. It makes bigger chickens, more eggs and insures a good Bupply of eggs at all seasons of the year. Sold and guaranteed by Frank C. 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