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Including a Recital by ALICE NIELSEN, World's Famous Soprano
Francesco Pallaria and His Band William Owen Company In the Modern Drama' Health Lectures Joy Night Program Orchestral Music iviarimDapnone oeiecuons Russian nacu iuc vxivauv m ic nuusc Humor Instruction Inspiration Literary Lectures Playground Worker A Recital of ALICE NIELSEN, Prima Donna of the Metropolitan and Boston Ope a Companies You Can't Afford to Miss This Event The season tickets purchased by the local committee and now on sale may be had while they last at $2.50. All season tickets thereafter will be $3.00. Season tickets are good for seven week day performances THERE WILL BE NO CHAUTAUQUA ON SUNDAY CHAUTAUQUA WEEK HERE DISPATCHING BUSINESS IN CIRCUIT COURT Dr. Thomson Guilty of Practicing Without License. Several important cases were called this week and heard. Dr. Fra Thomson was tried for practicing without license. Jury was impanel ed Tuesday morning and a large number of witnesses, both for the State and defendant, were examined. Attorney General T. O. Morris was assisted in the prosecution by M. W. Miles, and attorneys for defendant were Ex-Lieut. Gov. Tom Morris, of "Wisconsin, and Lannom & Stanfield, of this city. Dr. B. J. Palmer, of the School of Chiropractic, was in troduced for the defense as an ex pert witness. Examination of the witnesses pro ceeded until Wednesday at noon and Attorney M. W. Miles opened the argument for the State. Gov ernor Morris for the defense follow ed and Gen. T. O. Morris closed for the'State. The jury rendered a verdict of guilty and Dr. Thomson was fined $25 and costs, and Judge Jones fixed his bond for appearance at next term of court in the other eight in dictments at $5,000. The Attorney General T. O. Morris stated that it was not possible to try any of these cases at the present term of court. The negro, John Temple, who plead guilty of housebreaking and larceny here last week, was render ed infamous and committed to the State penitentiary for a term of not less than three years nor more than 15 years. Temple broke into several busi ness houses here Friday morning last, and it is thought that others were connected with the burglary. At Morgan-Verhine Go's, store the plate glass in one of the doors of the front entrance was smashed in and the store entered. Eight suits of clothing, some overalls, socks and pther things were taken, also a hand bag. J. P. Adams' grocery store was entered but nothing lost except some pennies. A little safe was taken from the office of the Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Co. plant. It contained nothing valuable and was recovered. One of the large plate glass wall windows at Dietzel's jewelry store was broken with a railroad spike, but nothing was taken. One end of the window was cracked and a hole broken into it about the size of a baseball. Tem ple was arrested as he was trying to board the early morning south bound passenger train on the M. & O. Railroad. lie threw a suitcase on the train which was recovered by wiring to Kenton. The case was returned and opened and a lot of the stolen articles identified by Mor gan-Verhine Co. Temple plead guilty as stated and on Tuesday he was on his way to the penitentiary. Two other negroes were arrested Tuesday morning at Fulton as sus pects and our officers went after them. They were carried before Esq. Bratton and then to jail in de fault of bond. The Jury in the case of the State versus Dr. T. Fra Thomson was as follows: W. H. Sanders, W. C. Smith, J. A. Webb, S. B. Green, W. Harris, F. B. Carpenter, E. G. May nard, R. A. Gossom, P. P. Jones, T. D. Jones, Dan Peeples, W. P. Elam. City Hall Election. The Board of Mayor and Alder men met Tuesday night and among other things the mayor, recorder and atorney were instructed to take the proper steps to order and hold an election, in accordance with the re cent, act of the Legislature, author izing the city to increase its bonded indebtedness to 10 per cent and to submit to the voters a proposition to issue bonds for $15,000 for the construction of a city hall. Date agreed upon for the election is the last Saturday in June. A copy of the bill has not been received yet, upon which an ordinance will be required making provisions for the election, etc. The marshal was Instructed to have cards placed at the entrance of all the roads leading into the city, notifying automobile owners and drivers not to exceed the speed lim it. The State laws fix this limit at twelve miles an hour and the city ordinances will be fixed accordingly. During the recent session of the Legislature Obion County has been favored with quite a lot of local legislation, and one of the important acts is the one to authorize an elec tion or elections to vote on the is suance of bonds not exceeding $800,- 000 for the improvement of public highways. This in connection with the general road law, providing for the supplement of State taxes equal in amount, to a certain extent, to the special assessments made by the counties, should put us in a position to have some better public roads in the county. There is already an ef fort on foot to grade a road thru the county. V. G. Reynolds is at the head of this movement, a3 chair man of the good roads committee of the League of the West Tennessee Business Men's Clubs, and the or ganization will proceed as rapidly as possible to put the road thru to Memphis. This movement should have the support of every good citi zen, and we candidly believe will give us a great impetus in road building. The trial of Dr. T. Fra Thomson here this week attracted quite a number of the opponents and friends of the Doc tor and the spectators quite filled the courtroom. Dr. Thomson has made a considerable number of friends in the county since he has been here, and many of these have confidence in his work. He was, however, found guilty by the jury of practicing without a li cense, and for this we are not defending him. But we are convinced that he is as houest and conscientious iu his prac tice as his contemporaries, the osteo paths, and for that reason the Legisla ture has been guilty of class legislation iu providing for the practice of osteop athy in the State and rejecting the ap plication of the chiropractor for a li cense. The fact is that there is very little difference in the schools. Osteop athy is not simply massage as is com monly believed, but as the founder has explained, "A system of treatment based upon the theory that diseases are chiefly due to mechanical interference with the functions of nerves, blood vessels and other tissues, and may be remedied by manipulation to remove interferences, correct misplacements and stimulate or inhibit functional activity. " Chiroprac tic treats also by adjustments to correct disease thru the nerves, and the treat ment extends to other parts of the body as well as the spinal column. There is some difference, of course, but the prin ciple, is practically the same. Dr. Thomson was found guilty of practicing without a license, and he is affected by the law because not protected by the j statutes. The osteopath can proceed without molestation because, perhaps, he put salt on the tail of the Legislature. We have no criticism for the osteopath; we know practically nothing about the merits of cither, but can't bog why one is given an advantage over the other. Dr. Thomson appeals his caso to the State Supreme Court. Ono case, it is understood, has already been decided adversely by the Supreme Court. But it is understood that the present case continues as a test of chiropractic prac tice in Tennessee. Dr. Thomson was taken to jail Wednesday evening after court adjourned, under a 15,000 bond, but friends soon made his bond and he was released. Thompson Ice & coal Co. want to j sell you ice. Call 282. Fulton-to-Memphis Road. W. Q. Reynolds, of this city, attend ed the meeting of the League of the West Tonnessee Business Men's Clubs this week. This was a meeting of the good roads committee called to order by the chairman, W. G. Reynolds. A number of suggestions were offered for the highways of West Tennessee, and finally it was agreed upon to designate Thursday, July 29, as good roads day, at which time every county from Ful ton to Memphis is expected to be organ ized and prepared for building in one day a public road thru from Fulton to Memphis, this road to be graded to a five per cent grade, with a standard width of thirty feet. This road is not to be graveled, but a graded dirt road of even width and grade, and the good roads committee is expected to organ ize and put this work thru as planned. The committee has set out to accom plish a good work and this is the task, which, if accomplished, will put us in the lead of anything yet attempted in good road work in West Tennessee. Speedy Justice. Very fortunate indeed for the people of Union City and a credit to the officers and the Court that wheels of justice are moving more rapidly in the arrest and conviction of criminals. The ' negro, John Temple, arrested here Friday morning for breaking into a number of our business houses, destroying prop erty and committing theft of a large amount of merchandise, was indicted by the grand jury and tried on Tues day, four days after the crime, and was on his way to the State prison. We are coming to realize in this country the long sought relief from the tiresome forms and technicalities that have so long delayed the progress of the courts. The officers, the judge and the juries are realizing the importance of a more expeditious process by which guilty men should be brought to justice and the people of an outraged community relieved. The law thus takes the place of summary justice and civilization dis places the mob. We are indeed glad to herald the advent of speedy justice in this country as well as in England and trust mat tne courts may continue to move forward to this end. Get prices of screen doors, win dows and screen wire at WEH MAK'S before buying. New Teachers Elected. At a special meeting of the City School Board Wednesday night thir teen teachers were chosen. lie-elected: Misss R. Adelle Allen, Miss Nannie Hamilton, Miss Rosa Still Morton, Miss Callie Howell, Mian Kathleen Dahnke, Miss Mattie Temple, Mi Marie Allen, Miss Sadie Humphrey, Miss Cassie Hamilton, Min Lucile Posey. New teachers: M. V. Moffitt, Mur freesboro, high school, manual training. athletics. Miss Beatrice W. (iU-nv.n New York City, dome-tic :!&. Mii Elizabeth Fairchild, Ktioxvi!!, art. Three grade teacheri and a commer cial department uperitjU-o dent have not been selected. Re-elected entire faculty for the col ored schools. Splendid Services. We are reproducing a letter from Cur tis, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Harris, this city, to his mother, which is self explanatory and very complimentary indeed to that young man's services as shoe salesman with the Grand Leader, St. Louis. The friends here send warm est greetings and felicitations on his suc cess, lne letter in part is as follows: Dearest Mother: You will have to excuse me for not writing sooner, but you will excuse me when I toll you the good news. The Grand Leader has an educational department connected with the store where the principles and funda mental parts of salesmanship are taught by one of the highest-classed and highest-priced teachers in the United States. Everyone in the store had to take the examination, and I am proud to say I was one of the lucky seventy pupils out of the two thousand or more that had to take the exams. We will be given a banquet Tuesday night and our diplomas presented to us. This diploma would get me a position in any of the best stores in the world, as they are signed by the president of one of the largest concerns in the United States and also by Mrs. Jean G. Belford, the teacher, who is unquestionably one of the finest. Friday night we bad a banquet given our Corrinne Club of the shoe depart ment by the firm. We had a splendid meal and some very interesting talks. I had to make a little speech. St. Louis, May 16. Only one place to find the HEB BICE refrigerator and that is WEH MAN'S. Honor to Sr. Lucius Brown. The dispatches announce that Dr. Lucius P. Brown, State Food and Drug Commissioner of Tennessee, has been appointed director of the bureau of food inspection in New York department of health, and that the appointment was the result of a civil service examination in which he passed first in competition with authorities on health matters throughout the country. Dr. Brown has made a national reputation as a scientific promoter of health rules and firm advocate of the enforcement of the food and drug laws. He has been State chemr 1st and food and drugs inspector ever since the office was created in 1908, and in the performance of the duties of the office which he has done exactingly he has demonstrated his efficiency and capacity for that line of work, as well as his firm de termination to enforce all the re quirements of the law. Dr. Brown has often been criti "At 1' it ' )N THE OECIHSTEAX CLUB, WHICH WILL FURNISH THE MUSIC FOB POPULAR SCIENCE NIGHT. ' CHAUTAUQUA WEEK HERE - JUNE 12 TO 19. JTune 12 to 19 cised by those who feel that : it is irksome to observe all the restric tions of the law, but he has gone on without fear or favor and applied with persistence the accepted rules of health and the regulations as to the sale of drugs and foods that are laid down by the laws, and by his policy he has won the favor of the people of the State. He has proved himself to be a competent and serv iceable official who is nonpartisan and nonfactional. It is a conspicuous honor for him to have been offered the inspector ship in the New York department of health, as such a station in New York requires the occupant to be skilled in practice and scientific in methods and theories, and the test made by the health authorities of the Empire State proved that Dr. Brown surpasses all other contest ants for the place in all essential qualities. While it would be a distinct loss to the State for Dr. Brown to accept the flattering offer made to him by the New York authorities, no one could blame him if he should do so, for such a place is a long step in the line of promotion and it would be but natural for his worthy aspira tions to induce him to accept the place. Nashville Tennessean. Non-Resident Notice. J. D. Littleton vs. Hargadine McKittrick Dry Goods Co. In this cause it appearing by affidavit that the defendant, Hargadine McKit trick Dry Goods .Co., a corporation, is justly indebted to the plaintiff, and is a non-resident of the State, so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served on it, and an original attachment hav ing been levied by garnishment on its property, it is therefore ordered that publication be made in The Commer cial, a newspaper published in the town of Union City, for four consecutive weeks, commanding the said Hargadine McKittrick Dry Goods Co. to appear before me, or some other acting justice of the peace, at my office in the Thir tee nth Civil District of Obion County and in the town of Union City, Ten nessee, on tbe 14th day of June, 1915, and make defense to said suit against them or it will be proceeded with ex parte. S. R. BRATTON, 8-4t Justice of the Peace. This May 17th, 1915, To Mrs. S. M. Hubbard. The White Sewing Machine Company vs. W. G. Harris et als. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tenn. In the above styled cause it appearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, Mrs. S. M. Hubbard, is a non resident of the State of Tennessee and a resident of the State of Kentucky, so Li that ordinary process of law cannot be Berved upon her. It is therefore hereby ordered that the above named defendants appear before the Clerk and. Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the first Monday of June. 191 ft. that, liptntr a rponlnr ruin 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 hearing ex-pnrte as to her. It is further ordered that publica tion of this notice he made for four con secutive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly 'newspaper published in Obion County, Tennessee. This May 1, 1915. GEO. A. GIBBS, 6-4t Clerk and Master. Knight & Beasley, Sols, for Compl't. To J. R. Wrather. The Security Trust Company vs. J. R. Wrather et al. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tenn. In the above styled cause it appearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of defendant, J. R. Wrather, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee and a resi dent of the 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 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 him and the said cause set for hearing 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. Tbis.May 6, 1915. GEO. A. GIBBS, 6-4t Clerk and Master. C. H. Cobb, Sol. for Compl't. Non-Resident Notice. White Sewing Machine Company vs. W. G. Harris etal. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tenn. In the above styled cause it appearing to the Clerk and Master from the cross bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, White Sewing Ma chine Co., a corporation, and Mrs. S. M. Hubbard are non-residents of the State of Tennessee, so that ordinary pro cess of law cannot be served upon them, it is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendants appear be fore the Clerk and Master of the Chan cery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the first Monday of July, 1915, that being a regular rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said cross bill, or the same will be taken . as confessed by them and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to them. It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four consecu tive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tennessee. This May 15, 1915. GEO. A. GIBBS, 8-4t Clerk and Master. J. W. Rankin, Sol. for Compl't. F O R S A L E SCOTT, PLUTO. LANG B. Jr. ' Three fine Hereford Bull registered in American Hereford Record PIERCE & WALL ; OBION. TENN.