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DEOTIST Over Mute & Burchard'a Drug Store, Union Gty, Tenn. Telelphonea Office 144-1 Reirider.ce J 44-3 DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchard'a Drag S'ore. Union City, Tenn. Telephone Office 144-2, Ret:dence 144-3 IT TTTT ill' UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, DECEA1BER 13, 19H. VOL; 23, NO. 38. Tnion City Commerckl. established JVfl Consolidated September 1.1897 West rVuneasce Courier, established. W7 GO'MM .ERCIAL 4 , a v... r". ! -I B'ONT ECEEP YOUR iMOMEY IN THE T HOUSE f Put IT IN THE SANK' WHen your money is burned up, regrets won't bring it back " to you. It is very unsafe and it worries you a whole lot to have money in your house or in a hole in the ground. Besides "look- ing time after time to see if it is safe teaches people where it is and makes it very unsafe. f MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK. OLD NATIONAL BANK 4 Union Cltr. Tsnnssiae Graifii Co. Wholesale " Grain, Hay and Field Seeds i ' CLOVER Alsike, AlfolfVRed Tjp, Timothyy Blue Grass, '.Orchard Grass ' and all kinds of field Seed HAY AND CORN Corn Chops, Bran, Oats, Cotton Seed Meal and Hulls and all kinds of Feed. UnioiT City, Tenn. Telephone l m II ir m 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 Lke County Man ufacturing Co., both at Tiptonville and Dyers burg, Tenn.; am representing them on a salary and can give you ' Mill Prices -.Mite Call ei'tner at office or by residence phone at night. We are also paying the Highest Market Price for COTTON AND COTTON SEED. CUSTOM GINNING ON SATURDAYS Office Phone 346. Residence Phone 514 LAKE COUNTY ilfffCfl. F. L. PITTfclAH, Manager - Uoion Gii, Teoo. I . .. D and Retail No. St Highest Protein Kladi W ANNUAL EVENT WHITE WAY 1,'JfiSTF.ELS Annual Appearance of Local Min- strel Talent . j Tlie overflowing houses that greeted the White Way Minstrels on both of its appearances at tbe Reynolds Theatre the past two seasons, and the great suc cess of both performances, bas created a long looked for annual event, and at this time hundreds of patrons of the past performances are inquiring daily, "What date are the White Way Min strels going to appear this season?" This appeal has caused the producers, Scbleifer, Nixoo and DeGr.iffenreitt, to get busy building the foundation of ao all new minstrel show for the third at Dual event, and the answer to the hun dreds of inquiries ij the White Way Minstrels will appear at the same pladfc about the usual date, March first. We are pleased to announco to the lovers of minstrelsy that the plans al ready mapped out by the- producers promise that the performance this s. son will greatly surpass the attempts of the past two seasons, and this year's production will be far beyond expecta tions. The proceeds are to be used for a purpose that every man, woman and child in Union City will be greatly in terested In. This is the motto of the White Way Minstrels, and the good cause will be announced at an early date, as will also some hiuts of what the miastrals will offer this season Watolrfor them, and look out for thtr Joke Scout; he is on the job now. NEWS NOTES. The warning of the United States Government that all firing across the border at Naco, Ari2., must cease or else the Mexican position will be shelled by United States artillery fire, was trans mitted to Gen. Carrauza and Gen. Gutierrez as the heads of the two faction at war on the border. " The presidential '1oom for former Ambassador Myron T. Herrick, started by the Eastern dailies, is meeting with no favor in Washington among the Ite- nublican Congressmen. The efforts of the politicians now are being directed to ward Supreme Court Justice Hughes. Col. George W. Goethals, Governor of the Canal Zone, was impelled to suggest to the Government at Washington that two f Aierican torpedo boat destroyers be stationed at the Panama Canal by the recent activity of belligerent war ships and colliers in that vicinity. 5 .After 111 business days of involun tary inactivity, imposed by conditions arising from the European War, the New York Stock Exchange Monday re opened for limited dealing in stocks with the financial district distinctly en couraged, it is stated. . Following a meeting of the Federal Reserve Board and the governors of the twelve Federal Reserve banks it was an nounced that for the present the latter will clear the checks of none but mem ber banks in their own particular dis tricts. .The Chinese Government has asked the Red Cross to try to secure imme diately the $5,000,000 loan for the im provement of the Huai River. The work must be dene to relieve tbe distress of over a million flood sufferers. ; Further investigation of Postmaster General Burleson's recommendation for Government acquisition of the telegraph and telephone systems is proposed in the Post-office Appropriation Bill, which is practically completed. Secretary Daniels in bis annual re port to the President more than cut in half the estimates for the navy made by the General Board. He sticks to the two battleships programme and asks for eight submarines. A revelation eight years ago to Joseph Smith, bead of tbe reorganized Latter Day Saints, who died last week, auto matically made bis eldest son, F. M. Smith, bead of the church upon his father's death. 1. Because Gov. Amnions, of Colorado, refuses to accept tbe responsibility for the withdrawal of the Federal troops from Coloradrv President Wilson will not issue the order recalling the troops for some time. The close of the European war will see tbe United "States in possession of the lion's share of the world's trade, according to Dr. C. W. A. Verditz, commercial attache to the embassy at Paris. Secretary Daniels admitted before the House Naval Affairs Committee that the Pacifiic coast is not sufficiently protected at present. The Pacific squadron will be strengthened in March, he said. Representative Sereno E. Payne, of New York, died suddenly of heart failure in Washington Thursday night. Funeral services were held ia the cham ber of the House at Washington. Representative Hobson haa addressed a letter to every clergyman in the United States asking them to set aside two days to pray for the passage of bis nation wide prohibition resolution. ' The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold its sixty-sixth annual meeting at the Uni versity of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, December 2S to January 2. v Many applications for aid from the $135,000,000 cotton loan fund have been made in tbe Sauth already, ac cording to W. P. G. Harding, of tbe Reserve Board. There is no prospect for an early settle ment of the strike in the Arkansas mines, according to the report that a Federal investigator will carry back to Washington. - Congress will start into its second week's work with the determination to spare no effort to conclude its pro gramme by March 4, avoiding an extra session. ' Secretary Daniels appeared before the House Naval Committee and told its members that the people were opposed to making this a military nation. Alleged unjust coal rates to Southern ports were testified to before the Senate Committee investigating the actions of the Southern Railway. Arguments in the extradition case of Harry K. Thaw from New Hampshire were heard by the Supreme Court of the United States. ... - --. ., . - X- The Million Dollar Doll. This is one of tbe few cities to be vis ited by tbe mucb-talked-of musical comedy success, "The Million Dollar Doll," under toe direction of Harvey D. Orr, appearing here Friday, Dec. 18 (to-uight), at the Reynolds Theatre. There can be no doubt as to the merits of this big production which bas already delighted thousands of music lovers the world over. It's song hits are now be ing played in nearly every large theatre and the inspiring waltz song,'"Night Time," has become a musical sensation. The scenes of "The Million Dollar Doll" take place near America's most picturesque river, the "Hudson, which gives great opportunities for beautiful staee settings. The first act shows the magnificent ball room of Col. Barring ton, a wealthy retired army officer; the finale of tbe first act presents awonder ful dancing ensemble which embraces the entirii company, o gorgeously gowned that several of the leading critics credit Mr. Orr with having "Out Broadwayed Broadway." The third act scene is an elaborate garden party on the Hudson with a spectacular cabaret scene, probably the most expensive stage setting ever Been in musical comedy. The story centers around "The Million Dollar Doll" who is troubled with an over abundance of ardent suitors, including a flirtatious uncle, a broken down college professor, along with a fascinating widow and her dancing girls. Among the song hits are "The Dancing Craze," "Society," "A Little .Girl from a Boarding School," "When a Fellow Needs a Friend," and "Night Time." Both press and public have pro nounced this big show' to be the ban ner attraction of the season. Manager Cox should be congratulated on secur ing this show. Manager Cox urges the patrons to reserve their seats early. Seats on sale at Dahnke's Cafe. Prices, 35c, 50c, 75c and f 1.00. Deafness Cannot Be Cured by local applications, nil they cannot fach tlx diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that i by consmution al remedies!. Deaf ntu in caused ly an inflamed condition of the mucous lining of tbe Eustachian Tube. When t!i tube i iurtnmed you have a rumtlins sound or imperfect henrint, and when it is entirely closed, .Deafness is the result, and lew, the inflammation can be taken outand ti.is tutie restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forewr: nine ense out of tee are caused by Catarrh, which is tih:nir but an in- , flamed condition of the mucoiw snnni-e. vt.r will liiwe One Hundred Uoilars tor any esse of Ueafur tcsuscd by catarrh) :h;t cannot 1 cured by Halt aCttiarth Care. Head 6rcircul;ir, free. F. J- CHENkY & CO., Toledo, Ohio, j Sold by ImiKKisU, TV. j Take Hail i-amiiy fills for constipation. ' Letters to Santa Glaus. Dear Santa Claus: As Xmas will soon be here I w;I' write you a letter and tall you what I want. Briog me some A B C blocks and a sweater, pencil and tab let, firecrackers, candy, apples, oranges, and don't forget papa and mama. Your little blue-eyed boy, Lexik Calms. Rives, Tenn., Route No. 2. Dear Old Santy Claus: I want a two horne wagon, and I am going to get mama to give you a half dollar, and I want you to give me some fruits, and I want a pair of tires sod a new pair of handlebars. I want enough, don't I. Howell Brassford II. ' Dear Old Santa: I am a little six- year old boy and I want you to bring me a ball, tool box, air gun, firecrack ers, fruit, candy and nuts. I will bang my stocking by the chimney. Don't forget my little sisters. I am, your little boy, - Da lb Glover. Union City, Tenn.; Dec. 12. Dear Old Santa: I sm a nice little girl and want you to come see me. I want a doll, doll bed and fruits of all kinds, and anything else you will briog. I will be a good little girl. ' Mary Emma Glover. Union City, Tenn., Dec. 12. Dear Old Santa: I am a very little girl just learning to talk. I want you to come to see me. I want a rubber doll that will squeal and good things to eat. I am, your little girl, Louise Glover. Union City, Tenn., Dec. 12. Dear Old Santa: I just want a big baby doll this Christmas, and you can send the rest of my things to the little children over in Europe and some other poor children, but do not forget my candies and fruits and some nuts. .Elizabeth Bransfokd. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy of ight, I thought I would write you it's too late. -Please bring me a comb to comb my head and a little goat wag on all painted red; and bring me some gloves to wear to school, for the weather here is very cool. Bring me some candy and nuts that are good, and I want my little wagon to haul some wood. I guess with this I will close, I think I have asked for all I choose. I will thank you very much. . Theodore Purslky. Union City, Tena., Dec. 12. 4 My Dear Santa Claus: 1 am a little boy niDe years old and I want you to come see me and bring me a kpife and all kinds of fruits to eat. v :. Wiixiam Perky. Union City, Tenn., Dec. 12. Dear Santa'Claus: I will write a let ter to tell you what few thirjgs l want you to bring me. I want a work-box, candy, nuts of all kinds, English wal nuts, bananas, aud some raisins. Don't forget little sister, big sister, papa and mama bring them some things as good and nice as mine. Your little girl, t , - Gay Cloar. Union City, Tenn,, Dec. 11. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl five years old. I want to go to school after Christmas, but don't expect I will. I want you to bring me a little lamp, candy, nuts of all kinds, English wal nuts, bananas, and some raisins. Your little girl , Edsa Earlk Cloar. Union City, Tenn., Dec. 11. Dear Santa Claus; I am a little boy two years old, and I want y! to bring me a tool box, a gun and a little auto. Bring lots of good things to eat. Don'i forget my little sister, Sue Elizabeth. A lubber doll will do for her. John Waue Prather. Woodland Mills, Teun. Dear Old Santa Clausr I am a little girl two years old. I want you to bring me a doll and some little dishes, also a little doll bed and lots of nuts, fruits and candy. Don't forget papa, mama sod hoher, Yonr littlo girl, Luelixe Loo ax. Woodland Mills, Tenn. i Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy seven years old, I want you to come see me and bring me a littla gun and some candy and nut?, and don't forget my two little brothers, Guy and Dale. Your little boy, ; Leos Peehy. Union City, Tenn., Dec. It Dear Old Santa: I am a little girl four years old, and daddy says I have j been right good. I want you to briug me a nice little book, a bracelet, a doll that I Cittj inakeNdres-se? for, aud I guess that will do. I like candy, oranges, t apples and nuts. Don't forgot papa. Opal Hazel Crawford. Woodland Mills, Tenn. Dear Santa Claus: We are two little girls, llve bi:en good to go to school. We want a piano End a red sweater and a big sleeping doll with black curly hair. Please bring all that'you think, little girls would like, and uutt't forget our playmates and teacher. v Your little friends, Irma andMattie D. Kersey. Dear Old Sauta Claus: I am a little boy seven years old and I go to school every day, and am going to try to be good so yoti will bripjj me om? things Christmas. I want a wagon, an air gun, Roman candles, firecrackers and all kinds of fireworks, aud also nuts, fruits, and anything else you think I would want. , t Your little boy, t " . ' John Pruett. , Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy six months old. I want you to bring me a rattler, a cap, teething ring, and don't forget mother and daddy. William Evans Darnell. Hickman, Ky. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy nine years old. I want you to come see me and bring roe a ball, air gun, watch, firecrackers, Roman candles; sparklers, and lots of apples, oranges, candy, nuts and raisins. Doo't forget mama and daddy. Your little boy, - , Wherry Moore. Hickman, Ky. Dear Santa Claus: I Am a little boy two years old and I want you to bring me a little mule that can switch bis tail, wagon, watch, ball and a little knife, some candy, apples, bananas and spark lers. And, Santa, bring my mama something. Your little boy, Arthur Boyd Cheatham. Union City, Tenn., Dec. 14, Dear Santa Claus: "I ama little boy five years old. Have tried to be a good little boy the past year. I want you to bring me an auto, harp, an air rille, a pair of overshoes, a story book, and all kinds of fireworks and fruits, candies, and anything you think I need. Don't forget little sister. ' She wasn't here last Xmas, I am, your little yoy, t James Hunter LooASf. , Hickman, Ky., No, 8. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl four years old. I want you to bring me Golden Locks aud her Twins for my dolls, a little broom, a rubber ball, a story book, all kinds of caudy and fruits. I have a little brother. ' Don't forget him. ' I am. your loviDg little girl, , Ida Ruth Fruett. Union City, Tenn., No. 8. Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little boy three years old, I want you to bring me a train, a doll, a little toy automobile and lots of fruits and candy, and some building blocks, I try to be a good boy, to please bring me what I want. Don't forget mama, little sister and grandpa, he's so good to live with since my papA died. Your little boy, Haydek Lee Logan. Woodland Mills, Tenn. Dear Santa Claus: I am getting so anxious for Xmas to come, for I am expecting you to bring me. lots of nice presents. I am a little girl nine years old. Please bring me a kitchen cabi net for my doll, pair of scissors, thim ble, story book, a pretty doll, candy, nuts, fruits of all kinds, and some ppirk lers. Your friend, Mary Felts Cheatham. Union City, Teno., Dec. 11. Dear Santa Claus: Here I come again this year wanting a lot of things. I am a little boy six years old. Please brit;g me a mule that can bob Lis bead, fiie alarm, knife, story book, candy, nuts and all kinds of fireworks. . - From your little friend, -J. II. Cheatham. Union City, Tenn., Dec. 14. Dear Santa; I am a little boy eleven years old. I go to school every day. Please bring nvs a toy automobile and a wagon and a bicycle, aud briog djb a tddy bar, and briog me some candies, apples, oranges and nuts of all kin-Is. Don't forget papa and mania. 'Don't forget iter and brothers. Leslik RoiitET-f. Union City, Routs 8, Box 67.