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OR. E. Al. LONG
. DENTIST
Over White & Burchard't, Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn.
Telephone
. Office 144-J. Residence 689-J
COMME
DR. E. M. LONG
DENTIST
Over White & Burchard'a Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn.
Telephones
Office 144-J; Residence 689-J
RCIAL
' TTnlon City Commercial, established 1890 1 r ... , .
WestTennesseeCourier,establishedl897 lCo,uoI,Iate'l September 1, 1897
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, OCOTBER 8, 1915.
VOL. 25, NO. 28.
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I OB
iON COUNTY SOLDIERS
HOLD ANNUAL" REUNION
Warren McDonald Camp met In
annual ' convention and reunion at
Kornbeak, Tenn., Thursday, Sept.
10, at 10:30 a. m. in the Methodist
Church, Those present:
Lieut. W. B. Stovall, J. H. Sand-
ling, F. B. Taylor, J. C. Glass, J. G.
B. Dean, J. A. Cloar, W. T. Harris,
J. H. Clymer, C. H. Carroll, G. C.
Fuller, J. J. Jones, N. D. Watson.
Jno. Barnes, Col. F. M. McKee, Com
er. Committee, F. M. McRee, F. B.
Taylor and C. G. Thomas.
Motion carried to appoint a com
mittee on resolutions. Col. E. N.
Moore, Dr. McRee and A. L. Brevard
were named.
After supper we were entertained
by the citizens. Prof. Willingham
preaching. It was enjoyable. He
got many of the veterans to be remi
niscent and tell things that were not
in history. J. H. Sandling and H. C.
Carroll got the blue ribbons for the
most laughable war anecdotes. De
votional and patriotic songs were
can be no 'greater. Bronze will rust
and some day decay, but the temple
of loving remembrance in the human
heart is beyond the reach of decay.
There we enshrine the memory of
our dead comrades to-day.
They were brave men. They lived
four years, 1861-1865,on the edge of
peril and bore their part in that
great conflict. They bade wife,
daughter, mother, sister and sweet
heart good-bye, and went forth to
battle, not knowing that they should
ever meet again on earth. But they
put their trust In God and knew if
interspersed or sandwiched in be- they should fall in battle they had
tween stories and speeches. Ad- an eternal home in Heaven.
Journed till 9 a. m. Let us make the Christian doctrine
At 9 a. m. the Camp was called to of death a part of this memorial
anander Dr. J. T. Lasley, Mayor P. order and opened by prayer by Elder service. Death is only an incident
John R. Williams. in the progress of life. It leads us
At this hour the clouds with their into a fairer and better world. We
rain had rolled by and for the first cannot prevent death nor force it to
time of our reunion the sun shone disclose its date, but we can decline
out brightly and things were look- despair because of its presence. We
ing cheerful. The boys looked gay. can gaze past its shadows to the
Cloar. Minutes read They had had three square meals and everlasting morning.
The following com- slept in good beds with plenty 01 Our dead comrades have not ceased
If. Matlock, John Hudson, Capt. T.
R. Inman, R. W. Powell and C. S.
Thomas.
The camp was called to order by
Commander J. T. Lasley and opened
with song by choir and prayer by
Chaplain J. A,
and approved.
..munication was read from Leohidas cover that made them feel fine. to be. The places in the rank of our
Polk Chapter: "Leonidas Polk Chap- A motion cameo. 10 nave a dook comraaesnip which seems vacant are
ter. Daughters of the Confederacy, written to contain a history of the filled with immortals. As -we call
ends greetings to "Warren McDonald ex -Confederate soldiers that now re- the roll of the deaa there seems to
Camp at Hornbeak, Tenn., wishing side in ODion county ana or tnose be no answer, but it is not because
God's choicest blessings be with you wno volunteered from Obion County, there is no response but because our
again, offering you our best service Motion carried that Adjutant R. W. ears are not keen enough to hear the
fowen collect tne material tor ana inaudible. Certainly the streams of
write this book at once. The follow- the spirit would flow hard by our
ing persons subscribed to enable the common life and ever and aeain to
aajutam to go over tne county ana the heart that is quiet enough to
get every veteran s mograpny
at all times in the future as in the
past.
MRS. A. L. BREVARD.
MRS. F. M. McREE.
MRS. W. H. SWIGGART,
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
Commander, W. J. Briggs; First
Lieutenant, J. H. Leeper; Second
Lieutenant, J. H. Sandling; Chap
Iain, J. A. Cloar; Color Bearer, F,
L McRee; Adjutant, R. W. Powell
Election df officers for Company
H. Election held by Colonel Moore.
Captain, C. G. Thomas; First Lieu
tenant, W. B. Stovall; Second Lieu
tenant, J. H. Leeper. The company
was ordered to meet at their armory
Oct. 5 so as to entrain at 7:55 a. m.
The camp thru its committee
makes the following reply to Mrs.
Dr. F. M. McRee, $10; E. N.
Moore, $10; Jno. White, $5; J. H.
Sandling, $5; C. G. Thomas, $5; J.
H. Leeper, $5; A. L. Brevard, $5;
W. T. Harris, $5; Jno. Cavanaugh,
$3; Sam Bratton, $2.50; T. J. Easter-
wood, paid, $1; P. D. Hornbeak,
paid, $2; P. N. Matlock, $5; F. B.
hear the inaudible, there comes the
suggestion of the life beyond the
grave. The greater part of the Con
federate army have crossed the river
of death and part are crossing now,
but real comradeship stands ever
with unbroken ranks.
In this great faith let us dry our
tears and comfort our sorrows. In
400 DEAD IS TOLL OF
ST0EM ON GULF COAST
Taylor, $2.50; Captain Tom John-this triumphant creed, let us boldly
Stand and toil with the undimmed
conception that man is not an acci
dent, but the child of God with an
eternal destiny journeying along a
road whose vistas are endless.
Whether death comes soon or late,
wherever it meets us, let us be -able
son, ?&; J. w. Darnell, paia, ?i; a
W. Flemming, $5; Ab Fields, $2.50;
Jno. Barnes, $5; Geo. W. iCarm, $1;
W. J. Morris, $2.50; T. R. Inman,
$2.50; Mrs. Katie Leathers, $1; Len
Keith, $2.50; C. H. Carroll, $1.
Motion carried to appbint a com-
ln.co mc xuiiuwms icpjjr w !tt, t cb- tha n.,( n,,f n . . .." ..." - -
A. L. Brevard, Mrs. W. H. Swiggart , " , .Y" , l'u 10 greet 11 wun quiel serenity witn
.... .. ...... iSume ol Uie inuinpnani nope oi saint
pose of getting a record of every paul when ha said "This mortal shall
Confederate soldier in the county, put 0n immortality." "
for this book, who resides in the Comrades, life la HIcr the rtav Tts
county or volunteered from the coun- sun descends the western skv: its
ty. Committee, Mrs. A. L. Brevard, shadows lengthen to salute the com-
Mtfa Til lit TUInVlaa HXra W TJ Owlu. . ..... ...
Veterans, received with many thanks ""7 V m, 1 m '"s mgru; remina8 us lnsu verv soon
J 4t hc, mo- gart, E. N. Moore, F. M. McRee, Sam we too must cross the turbid wa-
Bratton and T. P. Finch. tora nf thfi dark river nf death tn the
Report Of committee appointed at shores of the unknown land Rut
iroy, ienn., tne secona tunaay in "beyond the shadows and the dark-
may, reporieu as ioiiows, cumuuime
discharged:
This report was reeceived by a
and Mrs. F. M. McRee:
Union City, Tenn. Leonidas Polk
Chapter and Daughters of the Con
federacy:
"Your letter of greeting to War
ren McDonald Camp No. 936, U. C.
and we do invoke the choicest bless
ings of our Heavenly Father to rest
apon you and the entire membership
f your chapter and may He length
en your days for your many good
deeds." By committee.
P. N. MATLOCK, Chair.
Col. Hume R. Feild sent greetings
and love to Warren McDonald Camp
fcy Adjutant Powell. The camp, thru
its committee directs the following
message to Col. Hume R. Feild:
That we appreciate his love and
membrance of our camp. We ven
erate and love him as only soldiers
oan love and appreciate so gallant
and true a soldier and oflicer.
E. N. MOORE,
P. N. MATLOCK,
H. MOFFETT,
Committee.
ness" by faith we can almost see the
shores of the land of the immortal
glories and hear the glad shouts of
unanimous standing vote to 'rescind our ioved ones who have passeu be
mill, pan ui cue ttuuuu ui uue itmy i fore US
that said not to instruct our dele
gates to the Memphis reunion. Mo
tion carried to instruct for F. M
McRee to vote for him for Major-
Comrades, happy we will be if
when the day is ended and the shad
ows of night fall softly around us
it can
Territory Between New Orleans and
Mobile Reports Casualties.
New Orleans, Oct. 3. Four hun
dred dead and property loss various
ly estimated at over $25,000,000
sums up the result of the storm that
swept a big part of Louisiana and
Mississippi all of Wednesday and
Wednesday night. Wires have been
down ever since the first blow of
the storm, railroads have been tied
up and the news has been trickling
in slowly because the points which
suffered the most have been inac
cessible by boats.
The death toll in New Orleans and
immediate vicinity was 27. Most of
the others who perished were in the
unprotected fishing villages in the
Barataria section and in the waters
lying between the Mississippi and
Louisiana State lines.
Thousands of persons have been
left homeless by the hurricane, but
New Orleans and the States of
Louisiana and Mississippi are fully
able to afford all the relief needed.
More than 75 boats, loaded with
food, medicines, bedding and physi
cians, have been dispatched to va
rious points.
The telephone and telegraph wires
leading to the places which suffered
greatest are being gradually re
stored and every hour or so messages
are received telling of additions to
the death list. The estimate of 400
dead is conservative and it is feared
that within the next 24 hours a hun
dred more will be added.
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Winter Grown Barley,
Crimson Clover Seed,
New Crop Rye, ,
Rape Seed,
All Kinds Field Seeds,
Tennessee Horse Feed,
Tennessee Dairy Feed,
Corn Chops, Oats and Bran,
All Kinds Feed
CHERRY-MOSS GRAIN CO.
Wholesale and Retail
Grain, Hay and Field Seeds
Telephone No. 31
SPLENDID RECORD
, . ON HANDLING TRAINS.
Ninety Per Cent of Trains Made
Schedule Time for the Year.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 6. For the
fiscal year, ending June 30, 1915,
the Nashville, Chattanooga & St,
Louis Railway operated 39,420 pas
senger trains of which 35,478, or 90
per ceni, made schedule time, and
31,536, or 80. per cent, were on time
at all stations.
During the year
General to command Tennessee Di- faithful lnt0 death; therefore, there
visiuu, u. j. v. umuii iny uiiu
Hornbeak were put in nomination
The Camp ordered its Adjutant to
furnish a copy of this reply to his
ereetine and love.
The Camp postponed the delivery sn
of the welcome address until 1 p. m.
Dinner being announced the. Camp
marched in twos to the acadamy
where they were bountifully fed.
At 1 p. m. the Camp assembled
again.
All during the morning's proceed
ing the Camp was inspired by songs
by the choir, led by Rev. Walker,
pastor of the M. E. Church. Prompt
ly at 1 p. m. a song was rendered by
for our next annual reunion, Oct. 8,
1916. Union City was selected.
The nnmesa of the ehnir nnii nreneh-
er, who did so much on this occasion stLPPing behind the curtain
in song and prayer, should appear
with ours: Rev. A. N. Walker,
Laura Rumage, who was elected
maid of honor for the -Memphis re
union, Ellen Rumage, Leona Jack-
Nellie Rumage, Mrs. Minnie
Hays, J. S. Reeves, T. S. Kendall
and the little girl that sang "Just
32,834 strictly
local trains were operated, of which
be said of us we have beeni'"'0 ' or yu Per cent' maae scnecl-
ule time, and 85 per cent of which
were on .time at all stations. Of the
6,590 limited or fast trains operated,
and which depended upon connecting
roads, 86 per cent were on time at
all stations.
is laid up for us a crown of life
Comrades, we are passing out of the
shadow,
Into a fairer and purer light;
Getting a clearer sight.
Laying aside the burden,
Of this weary mortal coil;
Done with the world's vexations,
Done with its tears and toil.
Yes, passing out of the shadows,
Into eternal day;
Before the Battle" and others whose Why;. 011 whv do we cal1 dvinS.
names 1 did not get.
REPORT OF MEMORIAL COMMIT
TEE. To the officers and members of
Warren McDonald Camp No. 936:
We, your committee on memorial,
would respectfully submit the fol-
the choir and the Rev. Walker de- f owing report:
livered the welcome address. He is Since our last annual reunion the
the son of a Confederate Veteran, following comrades have answered
Beine a son. he had visited the Na- the last roll call:
tional Park at Shiloh where he' Fope Herring, J. C. Cox, Hugh
Hrank in the verv SDirit of the sol- McDonald, Wm. McDaniel, Wm.
diers who were engaged in that
bloody carnage. He was eloquent
in his welcome. He closed his
speech by a recital of Finch's poem
"The Blue and the Gray," pro
nouncing a blessing on the Jftads of
the veterans.
Dr. F. M. McRee responded to the
welcome address. The Doctor was
feeling fine and in good trim. His
response was a gem, so appropriate
to the occasion. His recollection of
the Shiloh battle, and he knew how
to tell about that conflict. The sad
fact he mentioned was that we are
falling rapidly. "We have no power
to recruit our shortening columns."
Passing, passing, passing, yes and
rapidly. Very soon we will not have
nne tn answer the roll call. The
call would be answered only by si
lence. Yes. silence, for even on this
earth, unless whispering from over
vonder may reach human ears,
but thank God we will not be for
e-otten.
Song by choir, "Dixie," and also
house full of soldiers and ladies
and gentlemen.
By request the commander added
A. L. Brevard to the memorial com
mittee.. Song by - choir, "Marching to
Zion."
Report of ' memorial committee
read, approved and committee con
tinued. Prayer by Rev. Walker preceded
the reading of the report of the me
morial committee. Song by choir.
Names of the deceased were read
one at a time and eulogies pro
nounced by the commander and citi
rens. Some of the eulogies were
very touching.
Motion carried lo appoint commit
tee to receive flag from J. J. Col
lins, deceased, who, before he died,
made a request that the Camp be
presented with the flag. J. J. Col-J
lins was the Camp's first color bear-
Hutchinson, Jas. Collins, C. H.
Watts, Jas. Rucker, Ed Jones, Jass
Pride, J. W. McAfee, J. J. Collins.
Comrades, we have met to-day in
remembrance of our dead comrades.
We think they know and fancy they
have places in our memory.
These memorials are a beautiful
way of saying something about our
dead comrades who have gone into
the great beyond and we should not
forget them.
We can drop a flower to their
memory and twine a garland of fond
remembrance on the trellis of com
radeship as Confederate soldiers and
nause for a moment in the busy rush
of life and feel for the touch of a citizens of Hornbeak and vicinity for
vanished hand and listen for the their free-hearty hospitality for the
Bound of a voire that is still old Veterans ot this camp, ana we
We thank vou. eood Lord, for pray that God will bless them all
memory; for the wonderous gift that We thank the choir for the nice
mock the doom and desDair of music on this occasion, and also the
death; for that strange power which ministers for their valuable help and
enables us to summon from their si- influence. And we especially thanK
This sweet going away?
Respectfully submitted,
P. N. MATLOCK,
T. R. INMAN,
W. B. STOVALL.
Committee.
AGAINST THE TAGS.
We, your committee appointed at
Troy, Tenn., the second Sunday in
May, 1915, make the following report.
We, as camp and company of
Obion ex-Confederate soldiers, rec
ommend that we do not approve or
order tag days or public collections
for the benefit of the members of
said organizations, for the reason
that said organizations have alway
received accommodations and special
privileges, especially on transporta
tion and special entertainments. We
do this to inform the public that
this camp and company does not ap
prove of such method.
F. M. McREE, Chair.
R. W. POWELL.
P. N. MATLOCK.
RESOLUTIONS.
Warren McDonald Camp wishes to
extend their sincere thanks to the
MONEY TO LOAN f
ON FARM
ANDS
I am authorized to take applications for loans on lands in
Obion and Weakley Counties, Tenn., and Fulton County, Ky.
The terms and conditions upon which this money will be loan
ed are most favorable to the borrower. All or any part of a
loan may be paid after one year, interest being stopped on
payments made.
Now is the time to arrange your farm loans while the money
can be had at a low rate of interest and on long time.
O. SPRADLIN
Attorney At Law & j& , Union City, Tenn.
lent halls the departed spirits of our
comrades and commune with them
once more.
As we stand under its magic spell,
how the past seems to live again;
how the dead shake off their shad-
the good people who took us into
their homes and treated us so kindly.
E. N. MOORE.
F. M. McREE.
A. L. BREVARD.
No more business before the Camp,
ows, ana now aear races iook out captain Tom Johnson and Captain
of spirit windows and loved forms Unman each made soeeches brimful
rise to greet us from the still and of enthusiasm and were lively cheer-
pulseless dust. ed. Adjourned for dinner and then
We think the Lord lor the desire mixed with the bovs and citizens.
to remember our comrades who have saying good-bye, returned to their
crossed the great aiviae; ror a com- homes full of Kood feeling for the
radeship the ties ot which death can- people of Hornbeak and vicinity,
not sever; for a comradeship bigger R w POWELL, Adjutant.
ana uener mau Ltmc, iuc wtc
of a day that is gone, wnicn onngs FOR SALE My farm 2 U miles
us here in this our annual reunion . . ,
to take nart in these memorial soutllwest of Union Clty' 85 acres' 77
services and to speak with hallowed acres in cultivation, 8 acres in
reverence the names of the departed woods lot. Also stock and tools suf-
comrades, and to speak of their ncjent to run the place and other
homes and their service as soldiers ofn. j i
111 iiic ueieuoe u. cue uvu,u u
and tender regard.
This is their memorial and there J
er information see
J. T. DENNING.
Damage Suit at Hickman.
C. T. Bondurant filed a suit for
$10,000 damages against Dahnke
Walker Milling Co. et al., last week
This suit is the result of another
suit filed by Dahnke-Walker Milling
Co. against Mr. Bondurant, which
alleged breach of contract, in refus
ing to deliver about 14,000 bushels
of wheat at a contract price of $1.04
a bushel. An order of delivery was
made by Circuit Clerk Morris and
Bondurant gave bond for the wheat
and shipped it to Nashville. In Cir
cuit Court last week the original
suit was dismissed by Dahnke-Walk-
er Milling Co. and a new suit filed
which alleged damages were due
them by reason of the fact that the
wheat, was worth more than they
contracted to pay for same, also fur
nishing sacks and damage to same.
Mr. Bondurant is now suing for
damages, alleging that he is dam
aged that much by reason of worry,
great expense and interference with
shipping his wheat. The case will
ne up at the January term of
court. Hickman Courier.
"Quality First" 1
in !!
WE HAVE THE BEST GRADE
Winter Rye, Barley and Turf Oats
Crimson Clover, Red and Sweet Clover
Timothy, Red-Top and Blue Grass
.WE SELL THE.
Dr. Pratt Killed.
Humboldt, Tenn., Oct. 3.
Tenn., Oct. 3. Dr. J.
J. Pratt, who exhibited an educated
horse at the Tri-County Fair here
all this week, was killed early last
night when the large tent pole fell
on him, striking his head, while tak
ing the tent down. This untimely
death brought a most gloomy end
to an otherwise pleasant fair week.
Dr. Pratt was a most estimable citi
zen of the McKenzie vicinity and, at
great labor, had educated a horse to
understand the English language al
most as perfectly as a human being,
He was a double first cousin of J. R.
McAlister, of this place. The i
mains were taken last night to Mc
Kenzie for interment, accompanied
by his daughter, who had spent the
week with him here.
Improved Kentucky Grain Drill
Peering Corn Harvester, Peering Disc Harrow
International Gasoline and Oil Engines
Oliver Chilled Plows, Buggies, Wagons, &c
"Quality First"
Tisdale
Special to Martin.
Quite a number of Union City citi
zens went to Martin Monday night
and heard M. R. Patterson speak. A
pecial train was used and about 75
people went from here.
ANNOUNCEMENT
I have purchased the agency for the McEwens Laundry
of Nashville, Tenn, and solicit your patronage, guaranteeing
satisfaction, or money cheerfully refunded. This laundry
has a standard reputation, being recognized as the best
kundry south of the Ohio River. All laundry repaired
free of charge. Give me a trial.
lours tor business,
Robert George Bramham.
Phone No. 132 or No. 13
Out-of-town customers please leave laundry at Caldwell's
Book Store and I will call for same?
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