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Coming direct from 150 nights at Astor Theatre,
New York; 150 nights at Cort Theatre, Chicago.
The first and only engagement here. The biggest
American play ever written.
"Fine Feathers," by Eugene Walter, author of
"Paid in Full," "The Easiest Way," "The
Wolf," "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," etc.
The universal approval of press and public.
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Bed, White and Blue.
Those who originated the idea of
grouping and staging the Red,
White and Blue Minstrels had also
some very clever notions about cos
tumes and scenery.
The curtain went up Tuesday
night on a very attractive military
spectacle, with "Ladies to the center
and gents all around."
The ends were decorated in burnt
cork with such choice spirits as J. P.
Morris and I. B. Griffin, reinforced
by DeGraffenreid, Whipple and
Rogers. '
The entire ensemble appeared in
full dress regalia as follows: Mes
dames R. E. White, Thad Lee,
Misses Katherine Morris, Jo Rippy,
Rosa Brown, Edith Quinn, Mary
Leita Webster, Beth Rook, Clatie
Andrews, Lorene Carter, Bess Beck,
Messrs. S. B. Thompson, S. D. Woos
ley, W. E. Hudgins, W. W. Moore,
li. F. Howard, C. L. Andrews, F. E.
Quinn, R. E. White, Casper Isaacs,
Calvin McCaw, C. V. Jones. This
was the dress circle with the militia
stationed to the rear as follows:
Calvin Reeser, Fred Nailling,' V.
L. Reynolds, Jno. Moody, Jr., Willie
Martin, Herbert Quinn, Paul Scott,
Dixon Williams, Geo. Monrotus,
Luther Morris, Paul Jones.
In the center of the group was the
interlocutor, Jimmie Boyd, in the
braided uniform of the commanding
officer.
At the command of the musical
director, J. H. Nixon, the allies and
the invaders opened fire. A hot
one was sent to headquarters con
cerning the ruling of styles, it being
the dictum that clothing must con
form to the color of the hair, where
upon the burnt cork geniiis on the
nd, with very little reflection,
-wanted to know what color of cloth
ing "Hot Rolls Driskill and Henry
Stanfleld should wear?" Of course
it wasn't right, but "AH is fair in
love in war."
From that shells began to fall and
the bullets to shower through the
audience, and an attempt was made
by' General Dynamite Griffin and
Commodore Submarine Morris to
suspend hostilities until they could
get their voices sandpapered. They
-wanted the audience to indulge
them for a little "bullet," and they
got it over all right. By the way
they were encored like men who had
seen a minstrel, and Ends DeGraf
fenreid, Jackson, Whipple and Rog
ers also scored.
To be more serious, one of the fea
tures of the show was the chorus
singing, and that was also another
clever stroke of the general man
ager, C. V. Jones, who promoted
this minstrel for the benefit of the
First Christian Church Sunday
school.
The audience was large and the
program enjoyed immensely. " Some
of the soloists were highly appre
ciated, and there were several good
ones, assisted by A. L. Garth, who
joined in the cabaret scene with a
good selection. They were also in
quartets and octets.
Miss Bess Beck appeared in a read
ing number, "The Usual Way,"
which kept the audience in such a
good humor she couldn't get away in
the usual way.
Superlative.
Mrs. Geo. A. Giabs, Sr., this city,
is in receipt of a letter from Mer
ritt Craft, manager of the Southern
Department of the Redpath Bureau,
in which that gentleman says speaks
of Schildkret's Orchestra as follows:
The writer heard Schildkret's Or
chestra a week or so ago and can
certainly recommend them to you.
You need not' hesitate in using the
superlatives when speaking of the
concert. At Macon, Ga., they play
ed two hours and a half to a thou
sand people. They surely are fine.
"It is a pleasure to know that you
were so well pleased with Mr. New
ens. It is. quite probable we can ar
range an engagement another season
if you so desire."
UNION CITY'S REPLY.
Union City Accepts the Evidence
and Many Union City Readers
Will Profit By It.
Which is the more weighty proof a
few words from a Union City resident,
whom we know and respect, or volumes
from strangers in distant towns? There
can be only one reply. ,
J. I. Wheeler, farmer, E.F.D. No. 3,
Union, City, says: "For about six
months I suffered from disordered kid
neys which made my back ache and
become sore and lame. I had to go
about in a bent position on accouDt of
the sharp twinges in my loius. I used
Doan's Kidney Pills and three boxes
r:d me of the trouble."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't sim
ply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's
Kidney Pills the same that Mr.
Wheeler had. Foster-Rlilburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y. v advt
Big Muddy washed nut coal is best
for cooking. Call 150. Union City
Ice & Coal Co.
The prostrating
cough tears down
your strength.
The clogged air-tubes directly af
fect your lungs and speedily lead to
pleurisy, pneumonia, consumption.
SCOTT'S EMULSION overcomes
bronchitis in an easy, natural way.
Its curative OIL-FOOD soothes the
Inflamed membranes, relieves
cold that causes the trouble,
and every drop helps to
strengthen your lungs.
All Drugai'ta Haw It
14-44 BEFUSE SUBSTITUTES
Schildkret's Hungarian Orchestra.
In Canton, Ohio, famous as the home
of President McKinley, Samuel Schild
kret and his Hungarian Orchestra were
tendered a great ovation during a Decem
ber tour through the Buckeye territory.
Nearly 5,000 people filled the great audi
torium and the demand for encores was
so great that the program lasted for two
hours and a half.
"One of the most enjoyable features
of the entertainment was the witty man
ner in which the director announced
and explained the selections," com
ments a Canton paper. During the
Canton program as elsewhere during
tour, Schildkret appeared in six dif
ferent uniforms. On his coat was a
medal presented to him by the super
intendent of one of Indiana's largest
hospitals.
"We have so many selections at our
command that we could have played all
night," remarked Schildkret in speak
ing of the great success scored at Can
ton. "We are always ready to play
any standard selections which the audi
ence may request."
Miss Mabal Bransford.
Miss Mabel Bransford entertained last
Saturday afternoon with a card party at
her home on South First street from 2
to 4. The guest list numbered about
fifteen. Prizes were awarded. The
rooms were tastefully decorated and
daiuty refreshments were served. Each
and every one declared it a most en
joyable occasion.
Call 150, Union City Ice & Coal Co.,
when you want coal right now.
Birthday Party.
Everyone, far and near,
Went forth without fear
On last Saturday evening,
Just before the clock was striking
For half-past seven,
And stayed 'till after eleven
To the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Harris,
To give Mattye a birthday wish,
As it was her birthday
And many prophesied she'd be away.
Ten years from then,
The prophesies
All were very fine
As all were read from a line.
She was tht5 recipient
Of many a nice present.
All of the people there
Wished her days to be fair,
And that wheu the refreshment
Came, they'd know what it meant,
As many there didn't understand
The conundrum nor the band.
Those present were:
Dovie, Allie and Oflie,
All so nice aod jolly;
Rubye, Mattye and Mary,
Just as merry as a canary;
Madge, Bernice and Ivy,
Just so funny and lively;
Lucy, Clara, Thelrna Varene and Felts,
All dressed in their celts;
Hugh, Lexie, Noel and Glover,
All a very fancy "Lover;"
Avis, Russell and Hardy,
Neither of them tardy;
George, Richard and Roy,
Everyone full of "Joy."
Birthday Dinner Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reese entertained
at their beautiful country home
near Shady Grove with a 2 o'clock
dinner, given in honor of Mrs. Reese
and Elbert Austin, it being Elbert's
twenty-first anniversary. The din
ing room was decorated in ferns and
evergreens. Dinner was served in
six courses by Mrs. Reese, Mrs.
Payne, Mrs. Verhine and Mrs.
Stroud, and was prepared by Aunt
Essie, the darkey.
At a late hour, the guests all re
pared to the parlor, where music
and singing were the principal fea
tures of the evening.
Those present were Rev. Butts' and
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reese and
little girl, Mr. and Mrs. Latta, Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Woodfin and little
girl, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Verhine,
Mr. and Mrs. Harden Olive, Mr. 'and
Mrs. William Verhine, Mr. and Mrs
John Payne and little girl, Mr. and
Mrs. Powers, Mrs. Charley Stroud,
Mrs. Harvey Brown, Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Rives, Mrs. Jim Gordon and little
girl, Mrs. French and son, Misses
Laura Yates, Lula Verhine, Lillie
Conn, Virginia Heflin, Prather Ham
ilton; Messrs. Charley Hickman,
Cress Clark, Allen Austin, Herbert
Haynes,, Mack Box, Arthur Hamil
ton, Cayce Yates, Jim Verhine, Earl
Housts Zwingle.
The day being well spent all
guests left rejoicing and declaring
Mrs. Reese and Mr. Austin an ideal
host and hostess. Presents were
numerous and delightful.
Are You Blue?
Thousands have come to hear Mc
Connell with heavy hearts and feel
ing that life was hardly worth the
effort and have gone away with the
blues dispelled and hope in their
hearts, made better and more able
to fight the battles of life by the
uplifting message of cheer that he
so delights to give.
If you want to feel glad that you
are living and have a share in the
battles of life, then hear McConnell
Feb. 1.
Lincoln McConnell is one of our
own "folks. A critic says of him
that he is so. Southern that it is the
first thing you would say of him.
You see it in his Southern charm of
manner and hear it in his accent.
But the very best thing about him
is that he has something to say and
knows how to say it.
Don't fail to hear McConnell on
Monday night, Feb. 1.
Three Numbers in February.
In order to get Dr. McConnell, we
had to forego a Lyceum number in
November. When the Redpath Bu
reau found that Dr. McConnell
could not fill his engagement in
that month they offered to substi
tute another lecturer, but the com
mittee believing the season-ticket
holders were entitled Nto the attrac
tions as booked when their tickets
were purchased, so notified the Bu
reau. Consequently there will be
only a few days between McConnell
and the famous Schildkret's Hunga
rian Orchestra. Then near the end
of the month we will have Dr.
Steiner,, who will come to us from
Memphis, where he is to deliver
two lectures on consecutive nights
for the Nineteenth Century Club.'
The Chiropractor Arrested.
Dr. T. F. Thomson was indicted at
this term of the Circuit Court for prac
ticing without a license and Officer
Mathis served the papers this week.
Dr. Thomson is a disciple of the school
of chiropractic and has been practicing
his profession in Union City for a year
or more. This is the second indictment
served on him, and he gave bail Wed
nesday in the sum of $2,500 to answer
at the next term of Circuit Court. The
State of Tennessee provides that phy
sicians shall have a license, issued by an
examining board, to practice in Tennes
see. The practice of osteopathy was
introduced and met the same trouble
until provisions for that practice were
also made. Now comes chiropractic,
for which no provisions are made and
the courts are to decide the matter.
Chiropractic is not the practice of med
icine but a mode of spinal column and
other adjustments of joints of the body
from the distributing nerve centers,
made to restore the nerve forces and
thereby correct diseased conditions. It
is very little different fim osteopathy,
except that osteopathy takes a wider
raoge of adjustments, according to an
authority in osteopathy. But there are
no provisions made for the chir. jractic
and bis more fortunate brother is pro
tected while he is outlawed.
Dr. Thomson will very likely appeal
to the higher courts and probably to the
Legislature for relief.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to remember our dear
friends who were present aod helpful
during the illness and death of T. F.
Scott with heartfelt gratitude. Please
accept our kindest thanks, and may
heaven reward you with divine bless
ings. Mrs. Sara Scott.
Mrs. Della Forester
John Scott.
Mrs. Louella Harris.
Mrs. Clara Scott.
, John Scott, Jr.
Tom Taylor Scott.
FOR SALE One J. I. Case Trac
tion Engine, 11x11 cylinder, recent
ly overhauled and in good condition.
An ideal power for threshing ma
chine, tie mill or portable saw mill.
Will sell at less han one-third the
price of a new ngine. W. A.
Pence Lumber Co., Dyersburg,
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