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Union City Commercial, established 1890 -..", - . ' ,.,
West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 I Consolidated September 1, 1897
VOL. 32, NO. 24
County Democratic Executive Com
mittee Getting Beady, for Business.
Meeting, of the Democratic Execu
tive Committee of Obion County was
held last Monday the 4th inst., at
the courthouse in Union City.
T, ,C, Callicott, chairman, called
the meeting to order, with Gordon
' B. Baird, secretary, and the follow
ing members present:
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Erwin, T. B. Clement, C. G. Barker
"Van Latimer, S. B. Finch, Lee Cham
bers, Ed McAli3ter, J. J. Wells, G. B
Baird, L. C. Brwder.
First order of business was the or
ganization of the county democracy
for the Democratic, ticket in the No
vember election,, and for this purpose
it was proposed that a number of
Democrats from each civil district be
appointed to organize and carry on
the work of the campaign. The mo
tion was adopted and a complete list
of such committees is as follows:
No. 4 : Dr. E. H. White, W. A. Mc
Neill, O. H. Clemmons, W. P. Shore
Hardy Petty, H. A. Tune, Mrs. W. J
Caldwell, Mrs. Floys Carter.
No. 5 : P. D. Hornbeak, C. C. Mai
shall, M. L. Williams, J. M. Gates, G,
D. Summers, Mrs Frank Keeves, Mrs,
Wick Leathers, Miss Lizzie Cashen,
Miss Esther White.
No. 6: B. P. Moffatt, J.W. Bennett,
W. B. Anderson, C, P. Wilson, R. L.
Andrews, G. R. McDade, Joe Mitch
ell, David Reeves, J. L. Peery, J. J.
Forrester, W. C. Curry, D. H. Bur
nett, T. W. Cunningham, J. O. Ben
nett, J. G. Cunningham, Mrs. J. 0,
Bennett, Mrs. J. B. Maxwell, Mrs.
Jess Moss, Mrs. W. B. Anderson, Mrs,
J. W. Pressly, Miss Hattie Anderson,
Miss Nannie McGowan.
No. 7: Dr. Maddox, Mr. and Mrs.
Burnie Jernigan, Mr. and Mrs. Will
Parrish, Tom Coley, Mr. and Mrs.
Ollie Penn, John Jackson, John
Crockett, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stovali,
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Dickenson, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Dickenson, Mr. and Mrs.
John Stovali, Carmie Davis.
No. 8: L. D. Tanner, Lon McNeely,
Chas. Flowers, W. A. Midyett, Hei
bert Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Wade, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Foster,
Mrs. L. D. Tanner, Mrs. J. S. Hollo
man. No. 9: Mr. and Mrs. R. E Cashdol
lar, E E. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. T. L.
Howell, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Call, Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Freed, Mr. and Mm,
W. J Simrell, Luther Johnson, Mr,
and Mrs. H. M. Townsend, Mr. and
Mrs. H. M. Townsend, Sam Posey, G
A. Erwin, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Flem
ing, S. J. Call.
No. 10: W.H. Latimer, Chas. Cald
well, Ed Russell, Theo. Ferrell, Luke
Latimer, Frank Caldwell, Clyde Mof
fatt, Fate Maupin, Dr. and Mrs. Her
Glover, Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Rone, L. S
Rone, Mrs. Henry Latimer, Mrs. Ed
No. 11: Mr. and Mrs. W. W,
Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Holloman
W. M. Davidson, Morrie Finch..
No. 12: Sam Shaw, Jim Hickman
Walter Hutchison, R. B. Gauntlett
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Williams, Miss
Lillian Shaw, J. D. Gore.
C. N. Lannom, S. R. Bratton, R. A.
Pierce, Joe Hopper, Fletcher Tate, R
R. Rose, Mrs. W. H. Swiggart, Mrs
Henry Head, Mrs. Will Edwards, Mrs.
A. F. Tittsworth, Miss Nelle Mar
shall, Miss Lorene Waddell, Mrs. J.
S. Herring.
N. 14: J. R. Graham, Alex Mitch
ell, A. K. Well, J. E. Byrd, Joe
No. 15: W. J. Nichols, A. Wilson,
R. H. Beaird, A. M. Moultrie, Mrs
Woody Cunningham, Mrs. L. G. Mof
'fat, Mrs. Jas. F. Darnall, Mrs. W. 3
No. 16: Will Robey, W. A Hutch-
ens, R. A. Gossom, J. W. Norman,
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McClure, Mrs. R. V. Moss, Mrs. W.
W. Morris, Mrs. N. L. Reeves.
A general steering and publicity
committee was appointed as follows:
R. R. Rose, E. H. Marshall, R. H.
Bond, J. B. Waddell, S. R. Bratton,
G. B Baird, Lorene Waddell, Nelle
A finance committee was proposed,
and it was decided that the members
of the executive committee from the
various civil districts be appointed
and that they constitute euch com
mittee with authority to appoint such
others of their districts as are neces
sary to raise a campaign fund.
Tnis committee is instructea to
communicate with the secretary and
find out how miich is necessary for
each of the districts and proceed at
once to raise tne money, xnis runa
is to defray tj6 expense of advertis
ing and speakers and transportation
when necessary. Just tho noceosary
expense of conducting the campaign
is all that is wanted, but that will
have to be enough for the purposes
The idea is to get ready to get the
strength of the Democratic vote out
to the polls, so as to preclude the
possibility of another Republican
Governor in Tennessee.
Finance committee is as follows:
Dist. No. 1, Jud Owens; 2, Andrew
Burrus; 3, A. E. Caldwell: 4, T. C.
Callicott; 5, L. H. Moultrie; 6, W.J
Erwin; 7, T. B. Clement; 8, C. M.
Montgomery; 9, C. G. Barker; 1U
Van Latimer; 11, S. B. Finch; 12,
Lee Chambers; 13, Ed McAlister; 14,
J. J. Wells,; 15, G. B. Baird; 16, L. 0
Browder. ,
Chicago, Sept. 2. The govern
ment to-day acted swiftly upon the
heels of the injunction action yester
day in which United State3 Attorney
General Daugherty obtained a" tem
porary injunction which, viewed
broadly, virtually prohibited the rail
road strike.
Notice of the temporary enjoining
order and the pending hearing Sept.
11, in Federal District Court here
were served last night on John Scott,
secretary-treasurer of the railway
employees' department of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
B. M. Jewell, head of the railway
employees' department and acknowl
edged leader of the strike, could not
be found by Deputy United States
Marshal3, and the belief prevailed to
day in the Federal building that Mr.
Jewell was seeking to evade service.
Five hundred subpoenas, or notices
of the temporary order and hearing,
are being printed. More than 250
ndividuals, officers and aids of tho
ix shopmen's unions whose 400,000
members went on strike July 1, the
railway employees department and
20 system federations throughout
the country, were named.
Some 5,500 Deputy United States
Marshals throughout the country are
ready o begin to receive the subpoe-
as and serve them on local federa
tion officers and other individual
uion leaders named in the injunc
tion suit.
In California alone more than
$75,000,000 worth of fruit and pro
duce already had been destroyed, bo
cause of the failure of transportation
systems to move the crops.
In Somerset, Ky., 25,000 cars oi
bituminous coal wore congested in
the railroad yards.
Fifty per cent of the engines ofj
the nation's railroads has been rcu
dored useless by lawless activities
since the strike began, he said.
What loss ha3 been can. not be es
timated, but the transportation sys
tems must be rebuilt. For that, the
American people must pay.
The department of Justice repre
sents the American people, and while
it was regretted that such broad ac
tion was necessary, no other course
remained for the government to pre
serve the interests of more than 100,
000,0.00 citizens.
There are many who believe, on
account of the arrogance of certain
officials of labor unions, that the
unions themselves should be de
I do' not think they should, but I
think they should be corrected and
No labor leader or capitalistic lead
er, nor organization or association cf
any kind will be permitted by the
government of the United States to
laugh in the frozen faces of a fam
ishing people, without prompt pros
ecution and proper punishment.
Law Enforcement Legion Makes In
quiry About Fair Features.
The Law Enforcement Legion has
addressed an open letter to J. W.
Russwurm, secretary of the Tennes
see State Fair Association, in which
several questions are asked regard
ing the operation on Sunday of some
of the amusement features on the
fair grounds. The communication is
signed by Judge J. H. D. Stevens, the
president, and J. O. Clark, the sec
retary-treasurer, of the legion.
The letter follows:
"Mr. J. W. Russwurm, Secretary
Tennessee State Fair Dear Sir: "We
beg leave, as part of the Tennessee
public which you officially represent,
to lay before you the following ques
tions for the purpose of a clear un
derstanding and in the interest of
our State Fair.
We want it fully known that
we desire the best of all State faira
and that we are not responsible for
the situation that has arisen about
the new plans of management.
"Question No. 1 Do you personal
ly share in the gross 'receipts ot the
swimming pool and other amuse
ment features under the lease which
has been made to the amusement
company, either from the original
lease or any subsequent assignment?
"Question No. 2 When you say
the State Fair will not be open on
Sunday, do you mean to say there
will be no admisssion charges what
ever? "Question No. 3 When you sav
there will be no gambling devices
during the fair, do you mean that
the Johnny Jones' have left off the
many gambling devices or games of
chance they had last year at the
fair, or will they be situated just
outside the fair grounds?
"Question No. 4 When you say
there will be no gambling or games
of chance operated during, the fair,
do you mean that the games of
chance now being operated under
concessions from the Cumberland
Park Amusement Company, composed
of yourself and others, and from
which proceeds yourself and associ
ates receive 65 per cent on the gros
dollar and the State of Tennessee 10
per cent will not be operated?
Please favor us and the interested
public with a prompt and frank re
pany with one of the most prominent
operators. The administrator agreed
to see the national legislators, but ex
cluded the operator from the royal
presence. After a due presentation of
the facts, the administrator is said
to have stamped his fist with finality
upon his desk as he gravely
"I will not permit profiteering in
slack or any other grade of coal. I
wil not permit a ton of this slack to
be moved if it is sold in excess oi
$2.50 a ton."
Needless to say, when the cruel
uecision or tne administrator was
wired to the boys back home, there
was a wild scramble to extinguish
the fires in the slack pile and get the
stuff aboard the cars.
Out ot'
History of Coal Prices.
Road to Troy.
The first work on the Jeff Davis
highway from Union City to Troy.
now under contract by tne State
Highway Commission, was done this
week, beginning at Troy where the
road enters on the northeast side of
the square, following the old road
way entering Troy. Another crew
will soon be at work at Turner Joy
ner's on this end of the road and
then another crew in the middle sec
tor and between them it is expected
the work of grading will be com
pleted this year. The road will first
be graded complete before any sur
face work is done. ,
Washington, Sept. 4. Government
price fixing of coal, as proposed in
the legislation now on its way thru
Congress, is looked upon with mixed
feelings here in the capital. Govern
ment prices, if precedent amounts t )
-anything, means high prices. And
thereby hangs a tale.
During the days of fuel administr
tion conducted by Doctor Garfield
thruout the late unpleasantness, it
happened that some coal operators in
Wyoming desired to move and sell a
quantity of slack coal. In ordinary
times, the operators were glad to dis
pose of this virtually waste product at
the rate of 25 cents a ton. They admit
now that on account of the war they
were tempted to raise the price and
did so. They charged 50 cents a ton
for the coal and had plenty of buyers.
It was reported Hhat some operators
charged as high as 75 cents a ton.
Eventually word filtered into the
coal administration here in Washing
ton that the operators of Wyoming
were profiteering in slack. The ad
ministration was shocked and decided
at once to put a stop to the practice,
Word was sent forth immediately
that no more freight cars would be
available for the movement of slack
at profiteer prices.
.It is a peculiarity of slack that
when piled and allowed ,to stand
spontaneous combustion takes place
and a serious fire results. The oper
ators were much put out by the order
shutting off the cars. Their coal
piles began to burn. They telegraph
ined to their representatives in Con
gress, telling them that useful fuel
was going up in smoke, and if allow
ed to move the coal, they could real
ize from 60 to 75 cents per ton on it,
thus preventing a serious economic
loss. .. , ' '
The appeal from the operators
stirred the Wyoming delegation in
Washington into action. They called
upon the fuel administration in com-i
Combination Coach Runs
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 2. The
motor-driven railroad car made its
first appearance on a Dixie railroad
when operation of gasoline-propelled
combination passenger and baggage
trains was inaugurated on the Ten
nessee, Alabama & Georgia Railroad.
The cars will be operated on schedule
and will displace steam-propelled
trains now used on the road.
The motor-driven car is similar in
appearance to the Pullman car. It
is of s'eel construction throughout,
weighs 27,000 pounds and has ac
commodations for 40 passengers. Liko
an automobile, the car is operated
with gear shifts, but has six speeds
forward instead of three as on an
automobile, and its four-cylinder en
gine, it is estimated, is capable of
developing 68 horsepower. The car
is equipped with airbrakes and all
other standard appliances on the
modern steam coach. It is capable
of making 50 miles an hour and will
average five to six miles per gallon
of gasoline.
Bom of the genius of E. H. Harri-
man and the inventive ingenuity of
William Riley McKeen, the motor-
driven railroad car came into exis
tence as a potential transportation
factor on March 28, 1905. Mr. Har
riman suggested the possibilities of
the gasoline coach in 1903, and Mr.
McKeen, who also built the first steel
freight and passenger cars, immedi
ately began work on his model. Mr.
McKeen then was superintendent of
motive power and machinery for the
Union Pacific system, but upon com
pletion of his invention he was placed
at the head of a million dollar cor
poration and the gasoline cars were
constructed in large numbers as their
value became apparent. In March,
1920, the McKeen Company was pur
chased by the Union Pacific. The
cars, greatly improved during the .17
years in which they have been used,
are filling an important place on tho
small branch lines of the Union Pacfic
i e.
Coupe $595
With Starltr and DimoaniabI Rimt
THE Ford car is so simple in
construction, so dependable in its
action, so easy to operate and handle
that almost anybody and everybody
can safely drive it.
The Ford Coupe, permanently enclosed
with sliding glass windows, is cozy,
and roomy modest and refined a car
that you, your wife or daughter will be
proud to own and drive.
And of course it has all the Ford econ
omies of operation and maintenance.
Call and look over the Ford Coupe.
Reasonably prompt delivery can be
made if you order at once.
Authorized Ford Dealer. Phone 400.
Pastor One Church for Seventy Years.
Whiteville, Tenn., Sept. 2. On
Tuesday afternoon, the citizenship of
the hospitable town of Whiteville
turned out en masne to its grand old
father in Israel, tho Rev. W. M. Nor--
nient, in commemoration of his ap
proaching 93rd birihday.
The people of Whiteville with that
magnanimous spirit that belougs
'only to the cultured and Christian
people," call Rev. Norment "father,"
and hold him in everlasting venera-
ion, inasmuch as for 93 years he
has lived with them and their fath
ers, having for threo scoro years and
ten united in holy wedlock their sons
and daughters, buried their dead,
and served as pastor of the Cumber
land Presbyterian Church communi
ty. At 4:00 p.m., throngs of people of
Whiteville, from Mercer, Bolivar and
other places began arriving, while
up and down the read from Memrhis
and Nashville, came representatives
of churches and other organizations,
with here .and there comrades of oth
er days.
The Rev. D. W. Fook, of Nash
ville, State clerk and traveling sec
retary of the Cumberland Pres
byterian Church, rrcsided as master
of ceremonies in a happy end grace
ful manner, E&ying in part that the
object of the gathering was not, to
bestcw material gifts ou our dis
tinguished brother, rather to show
him and the world about us the
beautiful pnd loving esteem in which
bo is held by all who know him and
that in point of continuous service
he hold3 the world's record.
The Best None Too Good For
Union City.
We bare boohed now enouaj pictures to supply our
Ojeatrc till September , 1923.
practically all of tfye world's greatest and latest productions
we fyace already arranged to sljoa? for our friends and
patrons. 0?is is your Ojeatre. IPe are striding to make
Union City the best sljom tonm in tlje Soutfy.
From the crowds we have been having of late, and the long
waiting lines in front of our Theatre on several big pictures, we feel
that we are well on our way.
We have our gin ready to run and will pay
the best market prices for seed cotton, or
gin your cotton at customer's price.
We pay the best market price
for Seed.
Union City Gin Company
R. B. SILER, Manager
Harpole-Walker Furniture v Company
354 AND 216-3 RINGS
432 AND 32

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