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( V f V . M 4 ' i i A: f t rv 5-- i I" 9 .1 .'. THE COMMERCIAL Batered at the post office at Union City, Ten essee, as second-clasa mail matter. Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 19X5. Announcements, ' t - For Mayor. COBLE. We hae the authority to announce J. iTcoble s a candidate for Mayor ol ttiiou CRy. Tenn. Election Saturday, Jan. 1. 110. For Mayor. . The Commercial this week is author ked to announce the name of J. A. Coble to its readers as a candidate for Ifcayor. '. ' , Mr. Coble held this important posi tion for two terms, or four years, and ntde a good, careful, painstaking officer. He gave the people a good administra tion, and desires to serve the , city two More years. . He is one of the town's most influ: otial citizens, has accumulated a good hre of "this world's goods,'! and is interested in everything that will bene- ft and help the town. He is well known to most of our read ers, but it might prove interesting to mention some important things accom plished under the Coble administration from 1910 to 1914. The passage and enforcement of the sanitary ordiance compelling all mtizens to keep their premises clean and sanitary. The construction of a sanitary sever system at a cost of $35,000 and paying for same within thirty months without selling bonds or raising the tax levy which is now re twrning thru the water and light plant $2,272.00 annually, which is 6 per cent on the investment and which will continue to increase its earnings until it becomes one of the beet assets of the city,, to say nothing of the conveniences and sanitation. The refunding and selling the major portion of our bonded indebt edness at one per cent reduction on interest, thereby saving hundreds of dollars annually on interest account. The co-operation of the city with Uie Commercial Club in securing the White Way, which would have other wise been impossible. Reducing the price on the con struction of concrete sidewalks from 13 cents to 10 cents per square foot, which resulted in the saving of $9,810.38 to the people of Union City for sidewalks which were built in the year of 1913; also secured valuable contracts for gravel which WALDEN'S GROCERY STORE ON EAST MAIN STREET FIRST DOOR WEST OF THE M. E. CHURCH, IS A CHEAP CASH TO IRE I want EGGS, BUTTER and PRODUCE at all times at market prices. 1 handle a general line of GROCERIES and FEED STUFF BRAN, CORN, CHOPS, and all kinds of feed you want. FLOUR and MEAL AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. , W M . WAL DEN THE STAR GROCERY CO. Phone No. 524 414 East Main Street UNION CITY, TENN. Do Your Brick AND " ; Concriete Work Before Frost and Save Money Don't wait, or it will be too late WE HAVE A COMPLETE STOCK OF ( , Brick, Lime, Cement, Rock, Rock Dust, Sand end different shades of Pressed Brick to make Fancy Mantles. 7 We also have full directions in pamphlet form should you want to do your own concrete work. We have specialists in each line of work a different man for each job that specializes his particular work. No job too large or too small. Any information in our line gladly furnished free to our customers. T. L. BRANSFORD & SONS Phone 28-W was delivered for street improve ment for 65 cents per ton. at Union City. Paved the way for a much needed new passenger station by appealing to the Tennessee Railroad Comniis sion and securing an order for the erection of a new depot adequate for the present and future needs of Un ion City. This order is final and ob llgatory and the new depot will be forthcoming just as soon as the ques tion of location 'is settled. , Coming to Obion County , Candidates for the United .States Senate are coming. Mr. Patterson will speak in this city on Thursday, Oct; 28, at l.p. n. "'." ' BETHEL. " Mr. Matt True has about com pleted his new home. Mr. Frank Brown and family were in Union City Saturday. ' s. Mr. Jim Sanders and sister were in Troy Saturday. Miss Lillian Strickland was the guest of Miss Daine Brown recently. Mrs. Albert Brown and children are visiting Mrs. Brown's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kersey, at Fre mont. Mr. Lige Snow is building him a handsome new home. Mr. Porter Ray visited near Clay ton Sunday. Messrs. Watt Cherry and Willie B. Killion, of Protemus, were thru here Sunday. J. C. Sanders visited Brownsville relatives Saturday and Sunday. 1 Vernie Kirk filled his regular ap pointment Sunday morning.. Miss Ora Brown visited the home of Mr. Em Brown several days this week. Mr. Chester Brown and wife and Mrs. Rav and daughter, Miss Cordie, were in Union City Saturday shop ping. 3a Mr. Bub Dickey and wlte attend ed the burial of Mr. John Jackson's little child at Antioch one day last week. Mr. Thearon Dyer and wife visit ed Mrs. Dyer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Johnson, near Troy Saturday night. TRIXIE. Installation of Public Pay Station. A local and long distance tele nhone Day station with up-to-date booth has been installed in Oliver's Red Cross Drug Store for the general use of the public by the Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Co. Union City has long needed this conven ience which is especially suited.' for the patronage of ladies after V the tlephone office is closed. ' Union City, Tenn. NEW JERSEY DEFEATS VOTES FOR WOMEN Leaders Admit Defeat The Ma jority May Reach 60,000. Jersey City, N. J., Oct. 19. New Jer sey registered at the polls to-day an em phatic "no" to woman 's appeal for the ballot. Indications shortly after mid night were that the white and yellow banner of "Votes for Women!" had Buttered down to defeat in each of the State's 21 counties and that the major ity Bgftinst adoption of the constitutional amendment to enfranchise women was between 50,000 and 60,000. . Undaunted by the overwhelming tide ag&tnst them, suffrage leaders announce that they will start with new plans in tent upon pledging' candidates for the Legislature to permit them to vote next spring for presidential electors. They have two weeks in which to make their mast effective campaign, . Candidates for the Legislature will come before the voters for election Nov. 2. President Wilson's recent announce ment that he would vote for suffrage, leaders believe, converted thousands to their cause. His stand, however, failed to bring victory for the amendment. In his own voting precinct in Princeton the vote was more than two to one against the amendment. Unofficial returns from nearly two- thirds of the districts in the State showed thatjin 1,222 out of 1,891 districts the vote, was 88,275 for the amendment and 124,119 against it, a majority of 35,844 against suffrage. NEGRO SPIRITED AWAY TO PEEVENT LYNCHING. Suspect Held for Murder of Mrs. Peter Fuerstein. Dyersburg, fenn., Oct. 19. Rob ert Davis, a negro suspected of the murder of Mrs. Peter Fuerstein at Finley near here, last night, , was taken to Jackson, Tenn., this morn ing, a few hours after his capture. Feeling was so high against the black that it was feared he would be lynched. As soon as the report of the crime reached Dyersburg at 1 o'clock this morning Sheriff Dawson and two officers immediatel went to the scene. The citizens of Finley also sent for the Simpson blood hounds. The dogs started from the scene of the crime and in ten -minutes at tempted to get ' into the door of a box car which was being used by a railroad construction gang for sleep ing quarters. The door was opened and tbc- dogs Jumped upon a negro named Robert Davis. There were two other negro occupants of the car and both of them stated that the Davis negro had been out all night until a short time before the dogs arrived. The negro was placed un der arrest as a suspect and brought to Dyersburg by the officers and placed in the Dyersburg jail. Mrs. Peter Fuerstein, the wife of the fireman of the gin at Finley, was found by her husband when he re turned home from his work at mid night, on the floor of the kitchen, dead, with her head almost severed from her body and a bloody ax along side of her. Her three-year-old child was found behind the stove, uncon scious from 8l blow behind the ear. The six-months-old infant was in bed asleep. ' ' Each of the three rooms of the house indicated a desperate strug gle, as. the furniture was upset. The little girl is not expected to Hve The murdered woman was, 17 years of age, and was born in Hardeman County, and before marrage was Miss Bettie Lewis. Her husband came from Maumee, Ohio, four years ago, and has been employed at Fin ley during the past four years. The negro was taken to Jackson this morning and placed in the Madi son County jail for safe keeping. CAN'T DENY IT. If This Had Happenkd Elsewhere , Instead o& in Union City You , Might Dodbt It.. The average man is a doubter. This is not surprising the public have been humbugged so frequently they are skep tical. Proof like the following will stand investigation. It cannot be disputed. . " W. K. Webster, farmer, Fifth and Florida avenue. Union Dity, says: "I suffered from kidney and bladder trouble for many years. Whenever I have used Doan's Kidney Pills they have brought me immediate, relief. I think anyone having disordered kidneys will do well to try Doan's Kidney Pills." (' Price 50c, at all dealers. "Don't sim ply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Webster had. Foster-Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N.Y. Adv. ,: '-' ' Chancery Court Adjourned. Judge McKenney finished the call of docketed cases Friday, signed the min. utes, closed the book and October term of Obion County Chancery Court was at an end. Nothing of importance not reported in our last issue was done. f Jo. ' I ( tfa, o In Loving Memory. V To those of us who had the pleas ure of looking into , the face and hearing the gentle voice of our loved friend, Mrs. M. E. Sherrlll, just & few days ago, it is difficult to bring our selves to realize that we have lost her for ', awhile. Two weeks from the day that she drove over from Paducah to lay flowers upon the grave of her loved husband. Dr. H N. Sherrlll, In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of their mar riage, ' loving hearts and hands laid her dear body beside his to rest un til the "coming of the Bridegroom to meet His Bride. The funeral service held in the C. P. Church, of which she and her family were members while they lived here, was conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. M. Zwingle, Rev. Burwell, .of Paducah, Ky., Rev. Blackard, of Fulton, Ky., and Rev. R. A. Cody, of Meridian, Miss. The last two being life-long friends ' of Mrs. Sherrlll. (':''" Rarely, if ever, was a more com forting, helpful and beautiful service held in our midst. No more beauti ful tribute was paid her than the grief of "Tom," a colored man whom Mrs. Sherrill had taken when a motherless little boy, not quit five years old, and reared. He still be ing in the family and coming to pay this last tribute of respect. Mrs. Sherrill was born in Wilson County, near Lebanon, Tenn., moved with her husband to Henderson, Tenn., and from there to Union City some time in 1880, bringing with them four fine boys who grew to manhood among us and who shall ever hold a warm place in our hearts. These boys, A. S. and H. V. Sherrill, of Colfax, La., C. H. Sherrill, of Paducah, Ky., and Dr. J. J. Sherrill, of Chicago, 111., are all living and were present. Mrs. Sherrill was ever a companion to her boys, and their devotion to her was beautiful unto the end. ' She passed away on Oct. 16 at Colfaxj La., where she lived with her sons, Algie and Virgil, and was most active in all Christian work. As we looked at these four stalwart sons, as they stood around those two flower-covered mounds, our hearts breathed a prayer unto God that not only unto them but that unto the church also should be "granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white;" ready to be "called unto the Marriage Supper of the Lamb," ever . remembering that "The fine linen is the righteousness of saints." This brief tribute is by one who WOMAN REFUSES OPERATION Tells How She Was Saved by Taking Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound. Logansport, Ind. "My baby was over a year old and I bloated till I was a burden to myself. I suffered from fe male trouble so I could not stand on my feet and I felt like millions of needles were prick ing me all over. At last my doctor told me that all that would save me was a n operation, but this I refused. I told my husband to get me a bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound and I would try it before I would submit to any operation. He did so and I improved right along. I am now doing ' all my work and feeling fine. "I hope other suffering women will try your Compound. I will recommend it to all I know." Mrs. Daniel D. B. Davis, 110 Franklin St,Logansport,Ind. Since we guarantee that all testimo nials which we publish are genuine, is it not fair to suppose that if Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has the virtue to help these women it will help any other woman who is suffering in a like manner? If you are ill do not drag along until an operation is necessary, but at one take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Write to Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., (confidential) Lynn, Mass. Tour letter wil Jbe opened, read and answered by a woman and held in strict confidence. . flio tJoiv "Gypsy" The Footwear Hit of the Whole Year Made "with a atrtfile scam from tip of toe to top of boot Choice of either button or lace model Made of fine bright finished surpass kidkin and dully finished soft goatskin. Perfect fitting nd comfortable. Fine welt-sewed soles. I f As usual, the first appeorance of the Gypsy in Union City is at Morgan-Verhine Cx Priced Your Interest is Mine This is a Mutual Affair ' WE ARE DEALERS IN ' Tea Rose Flour Club House Can Goods Fou ntai n Square Coffee Fresh Meat MarKet NONE BETTER Quick Service, Courteous Treatment and Full Weights is our Motto WHITE'S OLD STAND V. E. WHITE PHpNE 66 esteemed it a privilege to know and love Mrs. Sherrill. ADA HOWARD. , TROY. Mr. Henry Moffett, of Union City, was here Tuesday. Attorney Harvey Teague, pf Ridgely, was a social visitor here Sunday. Attorney John A. Taylor-4eft last Tuesday for Searcey, Ark., Erie, Okla., and Witchita Falls, Tex. John will locate in one. of the above towns to practice law. Mrs. Nannie Cloar returned Sun day from Hickman where she has been visiting relatives. Harry Alvey, of Fulton, was a vis itor here Saturday. Mrs. J. A. Lynch and son have returned to their home at Blythe- ville, Ark. after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. E. A. McAdoo. Mrs. C, S. Townsend is in New- bern visiting her mother. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Inman, of Inman, Ark., left for their home Sun day after a visit with Mrs. Wallace Crockett. Dee Shaw, of Samburg, was a vis itor here Saturday. Miss Zella Morris visited relatives in Obion Saturday. Dr. Walter Brice has returned to his home in Humacio, Porto Rico, after a few months visit with his sister, Mrs.5 F. D. Polk. Mrs. Sam Jiinmerson, of Kenton, visited Mrs. Edgar Cravens Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Wooldrige, of Martin, visited, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B.; Stovall Sunday. , Mr. Charlie Stovall is in Mem phis. ' . : Messrs. John T. Inman, Joe Mitch ell and Marion Dodds were in Ter rell Saturday.,-, - Two and Eleven. One, of those old-time stand-up-and- count elections was held in the grand jury room Wednesday. Result: Patterson 2, McKellar 11, Lea 0. Mr.' Arch T, Adams, who is a mem ber of the jury and who lives west of town, reported this "election" to The Commercial. Mr. Adams also says if McKellar has as many . friends in the other sections of the county as he has won in his district, he will carry1 Obion in a walk.- ' . " . Weekly Weather Forecast. ; -. Issued by the U. S.' Weather Bu-i reau, Washington," D vC., fbr; the week beginning Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1915. - ' For the Ohio; Valley and Tennes see: Fair weather Wednesday and Thursday will be followed, by rain about Friday and by generally fair weather during the remainder of the week. Temperatures will be some what above the seasonable average during the greater part of the week. Boot I I J KENTON. Mr. Atlas Keathley, of Tiptonville, was a business visitor here the first " of the week. V Misses Willie and Ruby Mays, of Union City, Were week-end guests in, the home of Mrs. W. A. Montgomery, j Mr. and Mrs. C R. Wade were in; Memphis first of the week to seo Mrs. Belle Pharr who is real sick. Miss Willie Swink was a visitor in Dyer Sunday. ; Messrs. Gentry Carroll and E. J. Connell, of Memphis, came in Satur day to attend the funeral and burial of Mrs. J. D. Carroll. Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Glisson, of Rutherford, spent Sunday with fMr. and Mrs. G. B. Fullerton. Miss Hatley returned to her home in Camden first of the week. She was accompanied by Mrs. A. R. Townsend. J. B. Wilson was a visitor in Tren ton Saturday. Mr. Rob Glisson was a visitor in Humboldt last week. v Miss Lillian and Dave Shatz, who are attending school in Jackson, spent Sunday, with homefolks. "Mrs. Topms returned to. her home in Dyer Sunday after a visit with her son, Mr. .Bob Tooms.' v v .. . Miss, Gladys . White, p't-. Jackson, was in Kenton last week the guest of relatives.-.-, ,v ' -" Mesdames J. T. Freeman and Ben son Carroll are in Dyersburg this week visiting their sister, Mrs. Green White. .ivi" . - . Mrs. Martin O'Gara , died at her home near Walnut Grove Monday of last week at the advanced age of 75 years, 2 monts and i s day. She leaves two sisters, two daughters and three grandchildren . to . mourn her death. - Funeral services were ; con ducted by Rev. Roy Keathley, burial at walnut urove yemeiery. f. Mr. Eugene Harrison ' and" V Nora Glisson were married uesday afternoon at 4:30 at they'home of J Rev. Roy Keathley, three, miles west of town, in the presence of a few .; intimate friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. , Rob ' Glisson, for- ; merly a prominent inerchant id Ken- f ton, and is a young lady in a true .,, sense, and her. friends are known by : her acquaintances. ,The groom is the son of the late b., Zl Harrison, east of .town, and is a hustling and ener getic young man who is highly re spected and esteemed by both old and young. , .." Mrs. J. D. Carroll died at , her home on Quality Hill Friday, night after a continued illness of several years. . She is survived by her hus band and six children besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services conducted Saturday at the home by Rev. G. T. Sellars, inter ment at Sunny Side Cemetery. Air kinds of coal at Union City Ice & Coal Co.