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DR. E. M. LONG
DENTIST Over White & Burchard'a Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telephonet Office 144-2. Residence 144-3 Co DR. E. M. LONQ . DENTIST Orer White tt Burchard's Dnif Store, Union Gty, Tenn. Telelphone Office 144-2; edenc 144-3 MME Cnion City Commercial, established 18T0 ( .... , . . , . , WeTenne! Courier, established 1897 I Consolidated September 1.1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1914. VOL. 23, NO. 29. RCIAL 11 1 il lb oungMan- BANK ACCOUNT WILL GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE ON YOlflt WEBBING STA&T NOW &00L M' ) ; M II I ASK THOSE who have banked with us for years whether1 or not they )iko our business methods. You wish to cross the ocean in a ship thatlw 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 Tnncn STATE REUNION OF TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE VETERANS HERE Memorable Occasion Here Last Week With Large Attend- ance and Abundance of Entertainment. Glhi try - ML D ,. r Ggam Co. ' . Wholesale and Retail . Grain, (lay and Field Seeds CLOVER Alsike, Alfalfa, Red Top, Timothy, Blue Grass, Orchard Grass 1 and all kinds of Field Seed HAY AND CORN Corn Chops, Bran; Oats, Cotton Seed - Meal and Hulls . : ' v , and all kinds of Feed. Union City, Tenn. . Telephone No. 1 The Confederate Reunion came to a close last Friday with the warmest con gratulations and manifestations of grat itude by hundreds of visitors, many lin I eiate data. Many interesting articles by bim have appeared in the State dailies. He has made an exhaustive study of the records of the Tennessee regiments, gering for a few days with friends and bivouacs, camps and their leaders. days of yore. The lost flag of the Thirty-second Memphis gets the next State Cod fed- Regiment was another interesting sub' erate reunion. This was decided here ject Col. Porter touched upon. He was on Thursday following the executive anxious that a committee 'should be meetings of both the camp and bivouac appointed to investigate the matter of of the Tennessee division. Gen. John a Federal cannon at Germantown, Fa P. Hickman was unanimously re-elect ed general commander of the division. Chaplain P. T. Martin was reappointed and Dabney Scales, of Memphis, Brig.- Gens. P. C. Crouch, of East Tennessee, Evander Shepard, of Middle Tennessee, and W. O. Garden,.of West Tennessee, remain in their same offices. Commander Gen. Bennett Young, of captured by a Tennessee regiment and recaptured by its owners, which be held should belong to this State. The mat ter was brought before him by Capt, W. W. Carnes, of Memphis. The joint committee from both camp and bivouac to decide upon a meeting place for the next State reunion were John A. Miller, George E. Morrison, Louisville, was escorted about the town I of Memphis; A. A. Lyon, of Lebanon; exchanging memories with his gray- clad comrades on the streets. The splendid basket dinner brought to the West Tennessee Fair Grounds by the finest cooks and hostesses in Obion County, under the direction of Sam R. Bratton, was enjoyed by more than a thousand guests. Ham, chicken, jel lies, roast, pies as only mother can make were heaped on each plate in abundance. No one could escape hun gry under the watchful eyes of Mrs. Brevard, Mrs. Oibbs and Mrs; White, "at' the head of the serving committee. At early morning the gayly decorated business streets were swarming with gray-clad veterans, arriving Wednesday evening and assigned homes by the committee under Chairman Dr. F. M. Capt. Cbas. Douglas, of Sumner Coun ty; Brig.-Gen. Shepard, of Sbelbyville; Capt. W. J. Hale, of Hartsville, and Capt. Page, of Nashville. Resolutions indorsing the reappoint ment of W. H. Coley, Frank Moses and W. L. McKay as members of the State Pension Board were accepted Here Chief Justice S. F. Wilson, of tha Tennessee Court of Appeals, pres ent on the stage, sprang to his feet and protested against Confederate deserters being given pensions, stating that the records of pensioners should be faith fully investigated. He was applauded A train load of Confederates, who marched to the dinner grounds from their train at noon behind the Union City band and Troop A drum corps and McRee.v From time to time squads col- a flag-bearer with proudly flaunting col lected around some comer and marched ors, were from Nashville and other throuph the streets with ft flag-bearer at towns nearby. Some of them brought their head. Cavalrymen, with bright their wives and daughters who marched yellow stripes down their gray trousers with them. Automobiles bearing num- iegs and soft brown army hats, streamed bers of guests were in the procession through the crowd, adding color to the At the dinner grounds the chief topics picture. Even Union City was joyfully were the European war and Gen. Rye. surprised at the happy success of ber Almost all of the visitors were decorat entertaining. ' .' ed with the Rye badges A crowd swarmed around the court- : The afternoon was given up to the house all day, registering and getting executive committee of the camp. Gen. souvenir buttons and badges, knloe Hickman, in his full regimentals, ad- Chiles presided over the register. , dressed the audience. He excused him The executive meeting of the bivouac self for a Blight delay in sending notices of the division was held Thursday morn- to the various camps by saying that he ing, presided over by President Dick had been working hard and successfully Beard.:, With this meeting President to get a one-cent rate for his comrades Let me figure with you on your feeding this winter. 1 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 Tlptonville and pyersburg, -Tenn.; am representing them on a salary and can give you Hill Prices and tha Highest Protein Mad Call either at office or by residence phone at night. We nre also paying the Highest Market Price for COTTON AND COTTON SEED. -.., Office Phone 346. Residence Phone 514 OUDTY OR. CO. F, L, PITTfMIJ, Manager , Union City, Tenn. ml Si. a Li ... s Beard is retiring, his place being taken by First Vice President Evander Shep ard. of Shelbyville , President Beard addressed his comrades. He was a dis tinguished soldier, was a prisoner at Johnson Island and comes of a noted family. He is a brother of the late lamented Judge Beard, of Memphis, and a brother-in-law of Miss Will Allen Drumgoole. , . ' A prayer was offered by Rev. C. M. Zwingle," of the Cumberland Presby terian Church. Gen. Hickman, secie- for reunions in the State. Thursday Evening. On Thursday, evening the Confeder ates gathered at Reynolds Theatre until the building was crowded. General Ben nett H. Young was present and the stage was filled with representative men of the Confederate ranks. Qr. McRee, as chairman of the convention, called on Rev. Armstrong for prayer, and then upon Dr. C. W. Miles, Sr., for a wel come address, which was delivered in but had no peers in character. They found military inspiration in principle and military genius in character. When General Young closed he was cheered to the echo. Friday Morning; The parade was to have been the crowning event of one of the most glorious reunions, but the rain fell all night and during the early morning hours. Dr. McRee and his aides, W. B. Stovall and Dr. W. M. Turner, as soon as the clouds began to break, as sembled the troops and the line was formed and began to move. But no sooner had this been done than a heavy downpour began to fall. The line com prised Troop A at the head of the pa rade with 65 men under Capt. Frank Anderson, Forrest cavalry, from Nash ville, the only organization of cavalry in the South. With this company was Miss Martha Handly as sponsor. Tnen came Capt. Howlett with Company B, Capt. Sadler with Company C, and Capt. Hugh McDonald witj Company E, followed by almost the entire dele gation of old soldiers here, numbering about 600 men. On horseback were a number of young ladies in red and white, with their escorts. The rain prevented the old soldiers from going to the fair grounds for bar becue, but barbecue dinner was served in one of thejauildings uptown. About 700 werefed and provisions for many . I - I. rr 1 the warmest and most cordial (prm ia.it r9 ta nrutaol Intra IraaA a lancrfllVI . . ' J " . - clothed with eulogisms and teeming with praise for the veterans of the Civil list of the officers of the bivouac and delegates attending the reunion. Drs. Johnson, Neely and Roberts were ap pointed a committee on credentials. The names of the three gentlemen are pop ular throughout the State, the latter be ing tile editor of the Southern Pra& titioner. ' . ' ; , The annual report from the Soldiers' Home was presented by its president, M. S. Cockrill. The report ending Oct. 1, 1914, stated that there were 95 in mates, a the home. The report . on I of Union City. Kentuckians and Ten- finance gave $20,519.83 receipts, $22,V nesseans were almost the same people, 228.23 disbursements, with f 262.13 the -the1 speaker said. Tbey were the best amount overdrawn at present. The ex- in the world. General Young spoke of traordinary session of the Legislature the Lost Cause and of the living prin- of 1913 extended the gift of the prop- ciples embodied in that cause. He had erty for a Confederate home for ten spent some years of his life in Europe years. It also appropriated $175 for and had studied the soldier of the dif War. Mayor Reynolds followed in be half of the city with a welcome of the same character, and then the Comman der of the Confederacy of the entire South, Gen. Bennett II. Young, was introduced by 'Dr. McRee. General Young complimented Dr. Miles and Mayor . Reynolds ; for their hospitable welcome, and then delivered himself of a happy Eulogy of the proud old Vol unteer State and of the beautiful women each inmate, gave $20 to bury each In mate that died, appropriated the sum of $150 per year for ministerial services, $300 per year for the executive commit tee, and $1,200 a year for a superin tendent. . The minutes of the reunion at Sbel- ferent nationalities, and the conclusion deducted from these observations were thai the Confederate soldier bad no equal on earth. His courage and hero ism were grounded in character, and of all the military qualities his had achiev- highest in honor and fame. He byville last year were read. A most in- appealed to the annals of time and teresting report from the State Histor- they thundered back that the Confed- ical Society was made by the president, erate soldier , was the greatest of the Col. Cw. C. Porter.. Col. Porter has ages. Robert K. Lee and Stonewall worked indefatigably collecting Confed- Jackson were not only great generals more left over. Twenty-seven carcasses were served with an abundance of other choice meats and delicacies, the finest that Tennessee affords. Every visiting veteran was7 well housed and overflow ing with praise for the kindness and generosity jp( the fjnion City people, ; The Occasion was remarkable in many respects. Old men in the seventies and eighties were as gay as boys and kept the streets lively with their jokes and pranks. They swarmed the movies and kept things moving all the time, and left IJnion City with a "God bless you, I have never met a tetter people in my life.": ' m. ..... . Register."-;' " ' "Following is a list of the veterans reg istering at headquarters here last week in addition to those already published, completing the list of U. C. V.'s pres ent at the State Reunion: From Nashville D. J. Howlett, W. H. Fletcher, J. C. Cole, W. D. Chris- man, 8. J. Ridley, 8. J. Caldwell, H, C. Brinkley, Marcus B. Toney, L. C, Hessey, B. F. Lentz, Jno. W. McCon- nell, H. P. Winkler, G. H. Howes, J. M. Corbett, J. R. Weaver, W. P. Tipps, Wiley Willis, T. H. Maney, A. J. Eaton, Leola Eaton,' W. J. Potter, Geo, Demp- sen, V. t, Cook, ueo. w.. oamuei, j, A. Hood, W. N. Hampton, H. H. Brown, W. E. Joyce, J. G. Moody, R. H. Reed, J. B.' Harper, Hugh Hale, W. H. Ragan, J. E. Graves, Jno. Sut ton, C. R. Temple, W. J. Reynolds, J. E. Horn, W. A. Crutcher, M. D. 'King, Ike A. Mitchell, Jas. K. P. Stover, J. M. Rye, P. M. Griffin, Miss Louise Pat terson, E. M. Patterson, W. T. Parker, Ed Reese, Frank Anderson, Scipio Thompson, A. H. Gross, J. L. Hill, Ed Wells, Harry Lee, A. M. Andrews, W. H. Randall, Jas. Rartair.; From Huntingdon --J. A.'lngie, Eli Compton, R. A. Bryant. V r' ' From Rutherford B. M. McDanieK ' From Elbridge---J, W. Burden,- J From' Kenton Pi H. Watts, Dr. H. T. Fullerton, J. W. McAfee, G. W. Taylor," J. N. Thomas. , ' From Trenton -J. W. Ward, R. J. Dew, W: S. Hesterfield, W. F. McRee, Jno. R. Dance,: J. F. Osborn, Gen'. W. O. Gordon, S. P. Budd, R. P. Raymer, G. W. Coleman, P. J. Pyler, W. F. Dawson, J. E. Clark, R. Z. Taylor, Joe House. From Humboldt N. A. Cressap, W, K. McCall, Z. T. Williams, G. B. Stone. From Martin J. W. Vinson, M. L. Lacewell, Isaac Keith, H. C. Cowardiu, R. C. Burdedd, T. F. Wingo, J. W. Rambow. f : From Whitborne Ellis Sorberg. ' " From Rives J. B. Caudle, N. A. Bryan. - , , ' - From Rock ford A. C. Taylor. From Sharon E. Travis, B. T, Bon durant, VL J, Allen, J. M. Glass, i From Hollow Rock Dr. G. H. Wad kins. ' ". ' ' ' ' '. " ' From Paris W.D.Morris. ' From McKenzie C. M. Ross, J. P. Cannon. ' - , From Fulton Wm. H. Powers. From Dyersburg Dr. T. J. Walker. From Forest City, Ark. S. E. Sweet. .... . . . .. f . From Milan J. W. House. From LaVergne J. J. Mason, Miss Ruth Mason, J. T. Fergus, C. II. Gam ble, W. A. Mason. From Troy John Goodman. From Murfreesboro S. A. Walden. From Dyer J. T. Harpole, R. T. Chambers. From Rock vale R. L. Witus, T. W. Garrett. t , From Trimble-R. D. Jones, A. G. West, J. P. Hindon, W. F. Tierce. ' From Gallatin M. E. Head, J. A. Soper, Will A. Chapman, S. F. Cocke, R. B. Wright, F. B. Bruce, R. F. Law rence. From Obion W. T. Baker. From Lebanon J. W. Marshall. From Hendersonville D. II. Smith, J. M. Frazor, From Camden A. L. Wylie. From Harris Jim Collins. From Dresden E. C. Doster, J. H. Godwin, E. E. Tansil, Allen Christian. From Nolensville 8. G. Jenkins. From Brentwood G. W. Carmicbael. From McEwen T. A. Bunnell. 1 From Waverly W, J. White. From WinehesteryP. B. Keith. From Tiptonvifie--R. N. Stanley. From Thompson Station W.A.Shaw From Hermitage R. J. Neal. From Mason Hall T. L. Marsh. From Covington C. II. Gill, J. A. Shoaf. - , ' From Newborn A. J. McCorkle. From Buotyn J. H. McDowell. From Lavinia J. P. Adams. From Ripley Capt, P. N. Conner, J. L. Deviney, Capt. J. G. Hutcherson. From Woodland Mills Green Cloar. From Clarksville-J. Z. Grant. From Uniott City-iJ."W. 'Jackson, T. H. Latimer, A. Roper, J. . W. Yates, J. W. Scates, A. L. Brevard, Henry Mof fett, C. F. Ragsdale, M. R. Cobb, W. N. Turner, Dr. R. P. Catron. Warren McDonald Camp. Headquarters Warren McDonald Camp, No. 936, Oct. 8, 1914. Camp met at 10 a. m. at their annual county reunion. Camp was called to order by Capt. .W; T.' Harris, commander, and opened by ao invocation by Chaplain J. A. Cloar. ' Report of Memorial Committee was read by Chatrman P. N. Matlock, was received and committee continued. The report was ordered spread upon the min utco nuu ia aa luiiuvro; .... To the Officers and Members of War ren McDonald Camp, No, 936, United i tee on Memorials would reflnectfullv submit the following report: , ,. Since our last annual, reunion the foU lowing comrades - have passed to- the great beyond: W. F. Collins,. Co, Ef , 53d Tenn. Infantry; J.W. Howell, Co I, 2d Tenn. Cavalry ; A, R. Rossj Co. B, ytn xeon. uavalry, '; -,v. ; Comrades, as we tread tho darkened cells of thought and lose .'purselvi-s u melancholy musing and the, shadowy images are stealing around us, jt is then we are reminded of those now moulder ing in the tomb toward which our steps are leading. . . '. ' . It is .'while indulging in melancholy teriectiens we feel surro.unded by the shadows of the departed, and it is then we imagine we can hold sweet converse with the" spirits of our departed com rades. ;" j4'-, v.-': The solemnity - of these memorials exemplifies tbo fact that it takes the darkness of night to reveal (o us the ' I starry heavens and the conquest of the Crave iof ua to PirmricnrR unrrnw - 1 We should be bappy in the thought ' that there is a world awaiting us which is larger and more attractive than this,' ft future world whose doors lead from paths in all directions. That world has many beautiful mansions inhabited by our departed comrades who reached them by the path leading through ' the grave. ','"" T '.f, ? . . .. . To-day we taye met to offer to God , the silent homage of mellowed hearts . with the sweet incense of our prayers for their eternal rest. When we contemplate the virtues of our departed comrades we knoTf;tbat mere expressions of commendation are frail memorials, therefore simple and earnest words coming from our hearts will be a moat becoming exposition of the humble lives of our dead comrades whose influence linger with us to-day as we pay tribute and , commemorate their memory. . - We as Confederate soldiers knew our dead comrades better and perhaps un- (Continued on last page).