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ON GAMBLING DEVICES Judge Jones Oveni May Term of Circuit Court. Judge Jones opened Circuit Court liere Monday with a charge, includ Ing reference to the recent ruling of the State Supreme Court declaring slot machines, clocks, wheels, etc, affording a chance of winning one or more duplicates of each article pur chased, gambling devices and un lawful, and forthwith every dealer who had one in the city proceeded to disDose of his machine, and the result is that we now buy our "coke" without trimmings. Attorney T. O. Morris was ap pointed State's Attorney pro tempore on account of the continued illness and absence of General Caldwell. One or two State cases of minor character and a few civil cases have been called. The case of Bill Bingham (col ored) versus H. B. Horner was on trial yesterday with the following Jury: H. E. Shupe, W. H. Sanders, W. H. White, J. A. Webb, S. B. Green, W. W. Cross, W. T. Harris, T. B. Carpenter, L. A. Williams, T. R. IMassey, W. C. Barham, L. J. Henson. W. J. Jackson vs. I. C. R. R. Co., three cases continued. The Planters Association of Ken tucky and Tennessee vs. D.J. Peeples, continued. Mrs. S. C. Arnold vs. W. C. White, defendant taxed with costs. State of Tennessee ex rel Fred Brannon vs. Tookah Francis and W. H. Francis, dismissed. W. G. Weaver vs. John Diviney, plaintiff taxed with costs and case dismissed. E. H. Lannom, of the law firm of Gibbs & Lannom, was admitted to the bar. Grand jury T. M. King, foreman, D. E. McCorkle, J. C. Dodson, T. N. Neeley, Steve Board, W. M. George, Albert Roper, J. H. Smith, B. F. Hawkins, W. B. Grisham, E. P. Jones, T. G. Harper, J. T. Lasley. Church Notice. The Rev. Wm. Thome, having a long standing appointment at Marl Bluff Church on the second Sabbath of May, will preach at the North First Street Presbyterian Church on the third Sabbath, 16th inst., in stead of the second Sabbath, his us ual day. Members and friends will please take notice. (9239) REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE S AT UNION CITY, . In the State of Tennessee, County of Obion, at the close of business May 1st, 1915. RESOURCES. IMnsnnd Discounts... $204,684.64 Drafts bill of lading attached 17 ,751 .66 222,436.30 tJ. S.Bonds deposited to se cure circulation (par value) .Subscription to stock of Fed $60,000.00 2,250.00 7,000.00 eral Reserve Bank J4.5W.00 Less amount unp'd 2.250.00 Banking house, $5,500.00; furniture & fixtu's 1,500.00 Due from Federal Reserve Bank.. $ 4,327.06 Due from approved Reserve Agents in New York and St. Louis 10,608.85 Due from approved reserve agents in other reserve cities 11,835.00 Due from banks and bankers (other than included in 8 or 9' 2.52 Checks on banks in the same city or town as reporting bank 4,143,54 Outside checks and other cash items 63,25 Fractional currency, nick els and cents.. 913.71 Notes of other National Banks 3.730.00 Lawful Money Reserve in Bank: Total coin and certificates.. 10,180.70 Legal tender notes 770.00 46,574,63 Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer not more than 5 per cent on circulation) . 3,000.00 Total $341,260.93 LIABILITIES. .Capital stock paid in Surplus fund Undivided profits $ 15,754.59 Less current expenses, in terest and taxes paid 3,938.01 Circulating notes Cue to Banks and Bankers (other than included in 5 or6) 2.203.96 Demand Deposits: Individual deposits subject to check 145,277.79 Certificates of deposit due in less than 30 days - 6,309.85 Cashier's checks outstanding 244.93 Time Deposits: Certificates of depositdueon $60,000.00 15,000.00 11,816.58 60,000,00 or after 30days 17,731.99 171,768.52 Rediscounts with' Federal Reserve Bank JJotes and bills rediscounted 15,000.00 7,675.83 Total State of Tennessee "County of Obion. 5341,260.93 ' SS- I, Hunter Elam, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Hunter Elam, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of May, 1915. Seal. C. V. Jones, Correct Attest: Jno. T. Walker, D. N. Walker. J. L. Fry, Directors. Notary Public. 7 NATIONAL AN UNION CITY TO ASK FOE BOND ISSUE INCREASE. Bill Providing for $15,000 in Bonds for City Hall. The Board of Mayor and Alder men met Tuesday night and among other things acted on the proposi tion adopted by the citizens meet ing at the courthouse recently to is sue S15.0UU tor me erection in Union City of a city hall. Some of the members thought it would be better to ask the Legisla ture for an act to issue bonds for 35,000 in lieu of the $15,000 propo sition, so that $20,000 or more: of the issue could be utilized on. the streets and sewerage. But as long as they had not been authorized to do this at the citizens" meeting it was decided to conform to the orig inal proposition. A vote was taken and carried that the city attorney, Mr. Whipple, draft a bill asking the Legislature for a special act to sub mit to a vote of the people of Union City a bond issue of J15.000 for-a city hall. Mr. Whipple was present with a draft of the bill, also another for amendment to the charter pro viding that the city of Union City be empowered to issue bonds to the extent of 10 per cent of its assessed tax valuation, which has heretofore been 6 per cent, and both are to be presented to the Representatives for action at the present session. This disposes of the city hall mat ter until these special bills are en acted and then an election will. be called in accordance thereto, and the people given a chance to vote on the question. ? Another matter of interest at: the present time was the street oiling proposition to give everyone the ad vantages, whether on gravel or dirt streets, of the free service of oiling by the city, the oil to be furnished by those having their streets oiled, provided however that not less than block be oiled at one time. The board voted that no charge would be made for the spreading of the oil. The cash balance in bank to the credit of the city May 1 was $8, 032.04, at closing time May 4 was 12,383.14. The net earnings of the Water and Light Plant for the month of April were ?2, 526.18. A walk was ordered to be built on Fourth street at the residences of T. R. Massey and R. B. Milner running north from Washington street GO feet. - . ' Gem Theatre Burned. Fire broke out in the' Geni Thea tre Tuesday morning . about' 1:30 o'clock and before it was discovered flames were issuing from the' fornt windows. Officer Fonzo White turn ed in the alarm and the company came posthaste, and began the .fight to save the adjoining buildings and as much as possible of the damaged building. The firemen turned one stream on the front windows and another thru the side door at the top of the stair way between the Gem and The Com mercial office, and with a good pres sure of water and hard work soon had the flames under control. It was prompt action as well a? effective work, however, that prevented the spread of the fire, and the firefight ers were once more successful in pro tecting the business section of the city from a destructive conflagra tion. W. C. Morris has been conducting a photo playhouse in the building for nearly three years. He stated that he had invested about $9,000 in fixtures and equipment, includ ing an electric orchestra piano, an upright piano, a very expensive com position curtain, about 300 opera seats, an expensive booth box office, and arrangements for elevated seats and other accommodations. The cur tain was stationed in the front and the booth for the picture machine to the rear. He had a lease on the building for five years. His in surance policies amounted to $3,500. The building, formerly the prop erty of the W. H. Griffin estate, was sold in Chancery Court to Dr. W. A. Nailling a few weeks ago, and con veyed on Monday before the fire to E. H. Marshall, who had a fire in surance policy of $2,700 on same. It was a two-story brick and 25 by 100 feet in size. In the second story Justice W. C. Morris conducted magistrate's court in the rear, while J. E. Maveety and John Church did business under the name of the Gem Pressing Club in front. They suffered a total loss of effects, including some clothing and pressing appratus. Jimmie Boyd had some instruments In the build ing which were also burned. On the south side of the building the Cald well Book Store suffered damage to some extent irom smoKe ana water. To the north Marshall & Baird caught a little of the water in The Commercial office. . The weather was very dry, and the fire, originating in the box office K Stouts, A. CoM booth, might have been one of the biggest in Union City but for the good -work of Chief Semones and his company. Business Men's Club. The club met at the courthouse Tues day night and adopted new by-laws, which provide that the club nave stated meetings only once a year, special meet ings to be called by the president as often as necessary, but only when needed for the transaction of business. The board of advisors will meet twice a month and oftenwben called in special session. The dues will be cnangea to conform to the new organization of the credit association when the committee has re ported and the consolidation is made. O..T. lickara was appointed a aeie- gate to the meeting at Humboldt May 11, at which time W. G. Reynolds and F. E. Quinn are to attend in their official capacities. The club is anticipating a renewal of activity when the organization of the credit, association has been completed and the various departments of the work are arranged and provided for. Sunday School Convention. Delegates to the West Tennessee Insti tute at Milan June 3 and 4, who desire entertainment, are requested to notify Mr. Fred Dickey, Milan, chairman of Entertainment Committee. The dele gates to the State convention, Knoxville, June 8, 9 and 10, notify Dr. Charles A. Perkins, 1547 Clinton avenue,' Knox ville. Each school is entitled to one dele gate for every twenty-five members. Pastors and superintendents jare ex officio delegates; .' The entertainment is on jthei VHar vard Plan." The delegates are. giy,en breakfast and lodging. They will pro vide for their own'dinner and supper. The railroads have granted deduced rates on the certificate plan, : .. ; 1 . Dragged to Death. ' ... '. Dyersburg.Tenn., May 3. Mrs. Ches ter Keith met death in a peculiar acci dent Saturday, when she was dragged to death by a mule. Her husband bad completed his farm work Saturday eve ning and was making preparations to take care of his stock. Mrs. Keith pro posed to her husband that she ride the animal to water. Her foot slipped be tween the mule and the trace chain. The mule became frightened and ran around the stable lot and into the stable, dragging her with him. When her hus band stopped the animal and released his wife from the tangled chain she fell dead in his arms. Mrs. Keith was 25 and is survived by her husband and two children. Her remains were interred in Church Grove Cemetery Sunday af ternoon. Bought an Interest. B. B. Moss, of this city, for some time with Dahnke's Cafe as salesman and caterer, has bought a half interest in the Pardue Bros, restaurant on First street south of Wehman's hardware store near Reynolds Theatre, and wishes his many friends and those of Mr. El Pardue to give him a call. The firm has numbers of good friends in Union City who take a very kind interest in their success, and they will try to merit the same with the most excellent fare and attention. -Arkansas Slayer Caught. . Sheriff Ew' Monroe, of Crittenden County, Ark., left Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday afternoon with Alex Skinner, alias William Lee Williamson, who has confessed to killing D. A. Nichols, fore man at a lumber camp at Democrat, Ark., of the George T. Brown Lumber Co., June 2, 1914. Skinner bad been a fugitive since Mr, Nichols was slain, and the Davenport authorities identified him by a photograph and description sent out by the sheriff's office at Marion, Ark. Memphis News-Scimitar. Suicide. C E. Page, a stranger, was found dead in his bed at the Usona Hotel, Fulton, Monday. The young man registered from Chicago and left no identification. Dizziness, vertigo (blind staggers), sal low complexion, flatulence, are symp toms of a torpid liver. No one can feel well where the liver is inactive. HER BINE is a powerful liver stimulant. A dose or two will cause all bilious symp toms to disappear. Try it. Price 50c. Sold by Oliver's Red Cross Drug Store. Adv. S7.5 Longs and Regulars Various Colors Son e, Lecture Postponed. Dr. Gordon Perry writes that he can not be here to fill his appointment for a lecture on the diseases of children and the ladies ask us to call attention to the fact. The lecture is postponed indef initely. ; Baptist Social. The social that was given by the Ladies Aid at the home of Mrs. W. D. Williams was quite a success. A very appropriate program was planned by Mrs. Joe Moss,, and some of the best talent in the Baptist Church was used to add to the pleas ure of the evening, as each one was well prepared and willing to take their part. Dad Jin "I decided last night to stay on the farm. I'sViriveii up that city notion. 'Here' u a iiire future good land, healthy stock and lotting, money saving, firtpnof . CONCRETE hiiiUngt. I've eotoqe suggestion, Dad. Let's lay a concrete driveway J from the buggy barn to the house. It'll tave lota of work and expensive repairing. J Let's use the asm tmtmt you selected for the buildings Lehigh Cement.", f Thousands of farmers, in everV section of the country, have awakened to the economical value of concrete in farm building construction. They recognize the fact that an "expcriscproof" farm, with its apparent future of independence j and wealth, far offsets the attractions of J ' city lile to the younger generation. ) Be sure to select Lehigh Cement. 1 Uniform qualities of strength, fineness and color country-wide distribution made possible by 12 great mills are rea-1 sons which-make Lehigh the choice of LEHIGH PORTLAND CEMENT'CO. CS4KAOO. ILL. ALLINTOWN, PA. SPOKANC, WASH. uum in ir.i.ii amnmi T. LB UNION CITY, TENN. Cheap .....Cos Is not necessarily the lowest in price since the value is largely determined by the quality you receive, and if it is FREE FROM DIRT of all kinds. We guarantee our coal to be of the best quality, and at the end of winter will prove the cheap est, because it will go the farthest M ELVI N Telephone No. 11. TTTl 11 in Go, A large number of guests were present and contributed liberally to the Ladies 'Aid, which was very much appreciated. Delicious refresments of ice cream and cake were served. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, I Lucas County. tBS" Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is senior partner of the nrm ot v. J. cneney tic Co., doing business in the city of Toledo, county and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS tor each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of HU.IS CATARRH CURE. FRANK I. CHENEY Sworn to before me and subscribed in my pres ence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1886. (Seal) A. W. GLEASON. Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send tor testimonials, tree. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio. Sold by Druirirists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. IxmCBClMEST Naks Your Farm Expense frco Going to Stay careful builders, all over, who seek the, best remits in concrete work. 4 Tear down these wooden structures' that need constant repair that are in 1 daily peril of lire. Replace them with j ' Lehigh Cement Concrete buildingsi ' Ask the Lehigh Dealer - ' Discuss bur plans with him; he will give you valuable co-operation in either j . building or remodeling. ransford & Sons COAL CO. Y.W.MS. . , There will be a special service of tbe Young Woman's Missionary Society ot tbe M. . Cburcb next Sunday after, noon at 3 o'clock for tbe benefit of those members who cannot attend tbe regular meetings. We appreciate those mem bers who are unable to be present in body but are with us in spirit and are ever ready to contribute liberally to the cause. We expect to have reports from tbe different officers and several short talks. A report from the annual con ference will be given by Miss Bobinson and Miss McConnell. All are cordially invited. ' 1 1 : ; W.M.S. ThR Woman's Missionary Society of tbe Methodist Church meets with Mrs, J. W. Garner, East Exchange street, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. To those who discriminate GOOD THINGS FROM THE ORDINARY Patronize ESSANDEE'S CAFE, the QUALITY SHOP. Sample SILVER SLICE CAKE Phone 539. : ' L. P. Chapter. The ladies of Leon id as Polk Chapter, U. D. C. wish to state that they bad nothing whatever to do with the sale of tags here Monday for the benefit of Confederate soldiers. They request us to make the statement. Baptist Ladies Aid. The Ladies Aid met Monday, May 3, with Mesdames W. S. Jackson and Guy Lee. A large number was pres ent and delicious refresments were served consisting of angel food cake and lemonade. Much interest was shown by all present. This was a delightful occasion. Sallow complexion is due to a torpid liver. HERBINE purifies and strength ens the liver and bowels and restores the rosy bloom of health to the cheek. Price 50c. Sold by Oliver's Red Cross Drug Store. Adv. W. C. T. U. The W. C. T. U. will meet at ,3 o'clock p. m. Friday (this afternoon) , in the Masonic Hall. Members are urged to be present as the new plan of work will be adopted with changes to meet the approval of the members. Call 150 for coal of any kind First Christian Church. A social and . praise service will be held at tbe First Christian Church next Friday night. Right hand of fellowship will be extended to all who united with the church recently. All members and friends are cordially invited to be pres ent. No written invitations ,are, issued and all are welcome. Song and praise service after social. - . , ' Roger L4 Clark. Hot weather is coming. Do your cooking in comfort. Buy a ..QUICK MEAL , Oil Stove at WEHMAN'S and you wiU have, no dread of the hot weather. To J. R. Wrather. The Security Trust Company V8. J. R. Wratber et.al. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tenn. In tbe above styled cause it appearing to tbe Clerk and Master from tbe bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, J. R. Wrather, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee and a resi dent of tbe State of Texas, so that ordi nary process of law cannot be served upon him. It is therefore hereby or dered that the said above named de fendants appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tenn., on or before tbe first Monday of June, 1915, that being a regular rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by bim and tbe said cause set for bearing ex parte as to bim. It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Com mercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. ; This May 6, 1915. GEO. A. GIBBS, 4 6-4t Clerk and Master. C. H. Cobb, Sol. for Compl't. To Mrs. S. M. Hubbard. i The White Sewing Machine Company vs. W. G. Harris et als. . Chancery Court, Obion County, Tenn. In tbe above styled cause it appearing to tbe Clerk and Master from tbe bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, Mrs. S. M. Hubbard, is a non resident of tbe State of Tennessee and a resident of the State of Kentucky, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon her. It is therefore hereby ordered that tbe above named defendants appear before tbe Clerk and Master' of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the first Monday of June, 1915, that being a regular rule day of said Chancery Court,' and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by her and the said cause set for bearing ex-parte as to her. It is further ordered that publica tion of this notice be made for four con secutive weeks in Tbe Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tennessee. This May 1, 1915. GEO. A. GIBBS, -4t Clerk and Master. Knight & Bea8ley, Sols, for Compl't.