DR. H. M. LONG
Over White & Burchard's Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn.
O.Tc 144-2. Residence 144-3
DR. E. M. LONG
Over White fit Burchard's Drug
Store, Union Gty, Tenn.
Office 144-2; Re-iJence 144-3
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fnloo City Commercial, established 1890 1
Wet Tennessee Courier, established 1S97 I
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1914.
VOL. 23, NO. 36.
Consolidated September 1, 197
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than keep your money yourself, don't you want to put your
money in a bank that knows nothing but success?
I MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK."
OLD NATIONAL BANK
Union City, TtnnuiM
DEMOCRACY MUST TAKE
STAND FOR PROHIBITION
Wholesale and Retail " ,
Grain, Hay and
Alsike, Alfalfa, Red Top, Timothy,
Blue Grass, Orchard Grass
and all kinds ,bf Field Seed
HAY AND CORN
Corn Chops, Bran, Oats, Cotton Seed
Meal and Hulls
and all kinds of Feed.
Union City, Tenn.
Telephone No. Si
C3EAL, HULLS AW
Let me figure with you on your feeding this winter.
I am in position to give you some close prices oh ,
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 V
. Mill Prices and the Highest Protein Made
Call either at'off ice or by residence phone at night.
We itfi'al&cl Laying the Highest . Market Price for
COTTOfy AND COTTON SEED.
Custom dinning after this week, Wednesdays and
; Office Phone 346. Residence Phone 514
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LAKE COUIITY 1.1FG.C0.
F. L FITIMAII, IMsjer Uiioi Cily, Ten.
Nashville, Tenu., Nov. 28. Governor-elect
Tom C. Rye Las received the
following letter from Secretary of State
Wm. J. Bryan:
""My Dear Governor :I wired ia an
swer to your telegram, but must write
again Bince learning of your majority.
It was so large that my trip was sffown
to have teen unnecessary, but I am glad
to have come glad to have a chance to
become acquainted with you. You have
a great opportunity to unite the party,
make the State permanently Democratic.
Such an opportunity comes to but few.
"If I can be of service to you, call
on me. You will note that four more
States went dry and two more went for
woman's suffrage. ' '
"r9 taking of the liquor side de
feated us in Colorado and Ohio, and a
whisky Democrat defeated our candi'
date for Governor in Kansas because we
did not take the wet side. The liquor
element must be driven out of our party
It disgraces us when it is with us and
betrays us whenever it can serve its ends
by doing so.
"We did well in the nation, gained
three in the Senate and have 31 ma
jority in the House. This would look
big but for the fact that we have a larger
maioritv in the present Congress. But
tnis large majority is due to a division
in the Republican party now almost
"Wishing you abundant success,
am, with regards to the family, very
truly yours, ; W. J. Bryan,
"P. 8. The candy arrived safely
Thanksgiving Day marked the close
of a successful football season of the
Training School, when on their field
they defeated Mayfield 09 to 0. While
weight greatly favored Mayfieldvthe
team and signal work, coupled with
speed, agility and football noodle dis
played by McConriell, Rankin, Everett
and Wright, favored the TJ. C. T
boys. This entire team put up a close
interference for the ball-carrier each
time, and each and every individual de
serves great credit. The line of a team
never gets enough credit, when little
could be done were it not for a strong
line. Easterwood, Posey and King at
tackles were always in the hardest fight
ing of every game. There has not 'been
any individuality on the part of any
player; each always found doing all he
could for the interest of the team. Wil
son at center. Waters. Hardy and
Mitchell at guards and Moss and Alex
ander at ends have played splendid ball
throughout the season, Haynes and
Bratton did nice work at guards in the
game. ,. ,
Especial mention should be made of
Capt. Everett who could not advance
the ball much nor make as many scores
by carrying the ball across the goal line
on account of his position at passing.
However, he is responsible for at least
one-third of the scores made for the
season. He is as accurate in passing as
possible and passed the ball from teu to
fifty yards. He has played heavy ball
for two years.
M'CONNELL GETS AWAY.
Quaterback Bob Mac. has not within
two years met his equal in preparatory
or high school circles. He is sure for
an upper berth on an Al college team
next year. He has been a star in every
game, it was always so stated by bis
opponents. His 85 yards for a touch
down Thursdaj made him famous in
the eyes of over two hundred people.
He made four touchdowns, Wright
three, Everett two, Rankin one and
Easterwood one, but on account of hold
ing by another player, was called back.
Everett kicked three goals.
The U. C. T. S. boys have played
seven games and lost only one to Mem
Training School. 27 Obion . 0
Training School. 14 Clinton .... 7
Training School. 0 Memphis .....57
Training School, 40 Huntingdon... 7
Training School. 20 Martin.... 0
Training School. 63 Fulton..!..... 0
Training School. G9 Mayfield... .. 0
boy has played clean ball and tried to
realize the true sport in the game.
As a reward for final victory the team
and subs enjoyed .an oyster supper at
Dahnke's given by Mr. Aydelott Thurs
day evaning. .
The team wishes to thank every
friend and supporter for their interest
shown during the season.
Total .......233 Toal.. 71
No boy on the team has been injured
m . .1-1.1
in tne least more man a tmgni uruise
and alt have been benefitted both mor
ally, mentally and physically. Each
Tom Brown of Harvard.
The High School Dramatic Club's at
traction for Thanksgiving last week was
Tom Brown of Harvard, said to be the
best effort ever yet made by the school
A large crowd was present at Reynolds
Theatre to see the play, and the net pro'
ceeds amounted approximately to $150,
Following were cast for parts in the
Howard Davidson, John W. Moody
Carey Brummell, Fred Nailling, Beau
champ McConnell, John R. McCul
lough, Fred Maveety, Wilson Head
Richard Andrews, Harold , Caldwell
Lewis Allen, Dixon Williams, George
Meadow, Merritt Majors, Thompson
Bynum, William Boswell, Elton Mc
Clure, Christian Scbeurer, Henry Lan
caster, Pherrell Kirkman, W. B. For
rester, Eugene Forrester, William Tu
ner, Mary Dahnke, Ima Nailling, Mary
Lee Rogers, Clatie Andrews.
The Jug Band occupied the music
chairs between acts.
PALMIST ATTACKS LADY
FROM OBION COUNTY
The senior class of the Training
School met and elected officers about
ten days ago. They unanimously felt
that Harold Thompson deserved th
honor of being their president. Harold
is 17 years of age and is the second son
of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Thompson, liv
ing five miles northwest of Union City,
Harold has been a leader in the school
for four years. He has won two med
als, one a scholarship, the other fiv
dollars in gold in mathematics. Rus
sell Rankin was elected vice president
and Robert McConnell secretary and
treasurer. , The candidates for gradu
Grace Glover, Gladys Williams. Dell
B. Tucker, Evelyn Naylor, Mary Erwin
Minnie Dietzel, David Caldwell, Robert
Alexander, Robert McConnell, Russell
Rankin, Harold ThompsonMarshall
Wright and Glover Farrell.
The class is beginning to make prepa
rations for a class night at the close of
the year. '
Appreciates The Commercial.
Eds. Commercial, Union City, Tenn
Dear sirs: Enclosed find a one-dollar
bill for my subscription to The Com'
mercial for another year. I can't do
without your paper, because it keeps me
in touch with my home town's people,
I am still a dear lover of Union City
although I'm not there. I am df i'phted
here, just one mile from the Atlantic
cross a bridge three-fourths of a mile
long and you are almost there. The
bathing is fine, but not like the Gulf of
Mexico to me.
I am principal of the Public School
here at a salary twice the amount I re-
received there. My assistants are very
capable young ladies, and we have a
splendid up-to-date school, of which the
citizens are very proud. Best regards
to all. Very truly.
Mrs. MotLiE Adams.
Port Orange, Fla., Nov. 29, 1914.
Resolutions of Respect
m view or. tne wisdom and mani
fested power of Him who is all wise in
the calling of Mr. Lee Gray from this
world to a better on the 18th of Novem
ber, 1914, be it resolved:
First, that we at all times bring our
lives into subjection to His divine will
Second, that we, as a student body
and faculty, extend to our fellow stu
dents and pupils, Roy C. Gray and Miss
Ora Gray, our profound sympathy in
the loss of their grandfather.
Third, that we commend them to the
father, of the fatherless who gives
trength in time of weakness and sym
pathy in time of sorrow.
Fourth, that a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the Martin Mail and to
The Commercial at Union City.
W, B. Farmer,
Miss Maud Fuixertos,
D. L. Sturgis,
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The Federal Council of Churches of
Christ in America received an appeal
from Protestant leaders in several neu
tral countries, urging churches through
out the world to strive for peace. , '
Dr. Roughton. the Impostor, Caught
. and Lodged in Jail.
Dr. Roughton, a fortune teller, who
claims his headquarters at St. Louis and
Evansville, has gotten himself into seri
ous trouble, and at present is stopping
at the White County jail.
The doctor arrived here several days
ago, rented rooms at the Park Hotel,
and made that popular boarding house
bis headquarters. , He did a good busi
ness and everything went along nicely
until last Thursday evening, when I
widow lady, aged about 30 years, ar
rived here from Cairo and stopped at the
Park Hotel. The doctor is a very slick
tongued gentleman and he was not long
in getting acquainted with the widow,
who claims to be from Kenton, Tenn.
She says that ber husband died last
spring and since that time she has been
making ber borne with her aged mother
and a brother at Kenton, and that she
was on her way to Evansville to visit her
deceased husband's relatives.
After a short conversation, the doc
tor induced the lady to have her fortune
told, which she did and paid him for it.
The words the doctor imparted to the
widow greatly worried ber and made her
very nervous. He told her that she was
leaving an aged relative and that some
thing serious would befall this relative
during her absence, and that she would
get into trouble the moment she reached
Evansville. He prevailed upon her to
finish her journey here and at once re
turn home. The lady was in a quandary
as to know what to do. She had but
little means to go on and the doctor
noticing that she was wearing thin slip
pers, suggested that if she would ac
company bim up town he would pur
chase her a pair of gaiters to wear; that
he was her friend and would do all he
could to help her, On Friday at noon
her removed the lady's suitcase to his
room, and as she was getting ready to
continue her journey to Evansville the
doctor even went so far as to settle her
board bill. When she went to bis room
to get ber suitcase and other belongings,
the doctor locked the door and made an
insulting proposition to the lady. She
refused to have anything to do with him
and told him she would call for help.
He became enraged at this and a scuffle
began. Mrs. Wheeler, hearing an un
usual noise, hastened to the room but
found the door locked. She demanded
that it he opened at once, which Was
done, and the doctor stepped out, much
excited, and asked the amount of his
board bill. He settled his bill quickly
and gathering his baggage, made a hasty
get-away. The lady stepped out of the
room crying, and much excited. Her
clothing was torn and she told Mrs.
Wheeler of the.awful experience she had
in saving herself from ruin. Officers
were at once notified and after a few
hours the doctor was captured at Maunie,
brought back to Carmi and placed in
He was given a hearing before 'Squire
H. H. Clark Saturday morning. Mr. F.
M. Parrisb, represented the defendant,
and State's Attorney Joe A. Pearce was
prosecutor. ' After the evidence was
heard 'Squire Clark placed Roughton 's
bond at $500, which he failed to give
and he was returned to jail to await the
action of the grand jury at the January
term of Circuit Court. , , -
Roughton was nicely dressed and he is
a smooth talker. He, like all others of
bis profession, are outto beat the peo
pie, and they should be given order to
move on whenever they hit the town
There is no truth in their prophecies, as
rule, and people are foolish for pat
rouizing such characters.
The fortune teller has a wife and child
living in Evansville and bis wife arrived
ere Sunday and intends to remain to
try and get ber husband out of jail, it
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler regret the oc
currence very much and will assist in any
ay to help prosecute the criminal.
Carmi (III.) Tribune-Times. :
The United States Government bas
been asked by the principal nations of
South America to co-operate with them
in negotiations with the belligerent
Powers of Europe, to bring about the
exclusion of all belligerent warships
from the waters of the two Americas and
safeguard the trade of Pan-American
countries with each other. '
President Wilson has communicated
unofficially to the diplomatic representa
tives of the United States in the belliger
ent countries of Europe his disapproval
of attacks by bombs from aircraft drop
ped on unfortified cities occupied by
Word of Turkey's appreciation of
financial assistance given by the Amer
ican Red Cross to destitute sufforers of
the recent earthquake in Koma, Tur
key, was contained in a letter to Red
Cross headquarters in Washington.
The American steamship St. Helens
reported on arriving at Colon that she
had been fired on by the British cruiser
Berwick. The captain said she . was
hailed, but apparently failed to heave to
es promptly as was expected. '
Dr. Joseph A. Blake, the New York
surgeon who for some time bas been
living in Paris, and Mrs. Katherine
iiiLAau uua a.uii . iui iiinn v in i n. ifini"
ence II. Mackay, of New , York, were
married in Paris. .
Edward Bright, an American citizen,
and formerly editor of the Baptist Ex
aminer, is under arrest at Goettingen,
Germany, as a spy, according to infor
mation received by bis wife in New
Former President Taft upheld the
Monroe Doctrine in a speech and made
plain that mere invasion, was not a vio
lation of it, but that an attempt to force
a new government on any poople would
be. . ' " . , ,
Richard Croker, 73, former chief of
Tammany Hall, married Miss Bula Ed
mondson, 23, a Cherokee Indian prin
cess. The couple left immediately to
spend their honeymoon ia Florida.
Due to the extreme care being used by
the State Department in the issuance of
passports many naturalized Americans
have been denied their papers for trips
abroad recenlly.( -
Tn thn first, ri'lpnsn nriliir ainrA I ho im.
posing of the quarantine, because of tho
foot and mouth disease, parts of Illinois,
Iowa and Wisconsin are the benefici
Twenty-three persons met death and
a number of others were injured in the
earthqurke that occurred Friday ia
Western Greece and the Ionian Islands.
The Government does not feel ready
yet to express an opinion an the plan of
the South American nations to enlarge-
tbe offshore neutral zone.
The business section of Manorville,
Pa., was wiped out by fire, entailing a
loss of $100,000, and making nearly
100 persons homeless. .
John D. Rockefeller's only hope for
reduction in his tax assessment of
$1,200,000 in Cleveland now lies with
the Federal courts. ,
Leading Bohemians in this country
have started a movement to obtain tho
freedom of their Fatherland at the closo
of the war.
Money appropriated by Congress at
its last session ran $17,000,000 over
the amount . spent by the preceding
Congress. - s . ,
v.. urged by Secretary Bryan in a'
speecri before the World's Bible Con
ference. A telegraph operator in New York
was arrested for revealing the contents
of telegraphic messages of the Associated
Press. V- "
President Wilson did a little mountain
climbing and attended Thanksgiving day
services in W'illiamstown, Mass.
Employment To Many.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 28, An
nouncement bas just been made by tho
management of the .Nashville, Chatta
nooga & St. Louis Railway that as Boon
as the necessary machinery could bo
secured and the enlargements to its
pr-.iit facilities made, that it wouM
begin the manufacture of its own freight
cars, lbe impelling motive of this new
arrangement is that the road may give
employment to , many of its old and
faithful employes and at the game time
aid in giving work to hundreds who are
out of employment and seeking work.
It is estimated that the plant will have
capacity to turn out 1,000 box cars
annually and that work will be afforded
to between 400 and 600 additional men.
The new machinery ordered will crwt
approximately f30,000 and the work is
to be started about the first of the Coming
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