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BED SPOT " ' Saves the Surface Our Paper Is the Best BED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. BED SPGT ' Saves the Surface Our Paper Is the Best BED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. HE VOL. 32, NO. 30 Taini:SS!:&l IS? I Consorted September 1. 1897 UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922. AL L'lL OLD NEW YORK OPEN SEASON TIDE Great Metropolis of Wealth, Pleasure and 'Many Peoples. The young man two days from Norfolk, looking for the gate to his train, Bays: "I'm going back; life in New York is too strenuous." '. So I thought. And I mulled that It must have been the ace of meteors flying thru space that span3 the time between tho : Manhattan-Brooklyn game in 1858 and the genoral clean up of Babe Rutha Yankees by the Giants a few weeks ago. : Li'l old New York has crawled up thru the Bronx and Harlem until it is hang ing over the , crags and bluffs and . . 4-1, XlmnA Qll O worming us way ujj uio ouuu.. uuv. has climbed to the peak of power and wealth, with more nationalities, the atres, automats and orangeade cor ners than any city in the world. It is said that there are three hun dred thousand visitors every day in New York during tho months of Oc tober and November, and that they ' keep the theatres crowded to a point that the native sometimes finds it troublesome to get a seat. More remarkable still when 4t is considered that there are more than fifty stand ard theatres playing music and dra ma at the price of $2.75 for single orchestra seats, and that this does not include a single one of the many vaudeville and motion picture houses. The lobster salad palace and the cabaret still flourish in Gotham, but .1 t- A- 11- J 1 nttL V- absence of the pioneer institution, best known for its American bev erages, particularly the highball and the foaming brew. Only at irregular intervals on the Great White Way and its laterals will be found the swinging door, the brass rail and the oowfliiat hnwluc priinlv and reluc tantly their departure to the majesty of the law. And it's enly a little hootch the lynx-eyed barman ven tures to serve to a suffering thirst. These are among the types of disap pearing landmarks. The tourist comes and goes and he has a slant at Eastsido and the Bow ery, Chinatown, the Battery and the Tombs; then he is motored north ward to St. Patrick's, uentrai paru and Millionaire Row, up Riverside Drive to1, Grant's Tomb. But it re mains for the friendly chaperon to serve as an escort to the Village. Greenwich Village is a democratic sector which has not been sorted out and card indexed by the social lights and political chiefs. It has been left by common consent to serve its own gods and consciences, and much as it revels in freewill and abandon, the ambulance and the patrol are more frequently called to other local ities, even the highbrow districts. The Village is where the struggling artist and the nut in pigments find retreat. It is the Latin quarter of America where genius and wit rub shoulder to shoulder with less fa vored mortals in the humblest lodg ings. So in the great metropolis this is a people little concerned about the city's government, whose budget is nearly half a billion a year, in rev enues and expenses, both ways. Events found us with an old-time friend and schoolmate, Lowe Shea ron, threading the lanc3 and nar row passages of the city where gov ernment is administered. First there is.iiie iiiy nan, wucic w c luuiiu a waiting list and Mayor Hylan with more urgent demands than visitors. But about the walls were the por traits of great men who had, served the city as chief executive, including President Grover Cleveland and May or Gaynor. Next was the Municipal Building, where we ' found and met Joseph Johnson, Commissioner of Public Works, a former reporter on the New York American, a former Fire Com missioner of New York City and a man of fine personality and charac ter. Arriving at the Criminal Courts Building we met Robert - Wilkes, Evening World reporter, who - has seen 289 persons sentenced to death. Mr. Wilkes has been a reporter for forty years, thirty years of thi3 time continuously covering the Criminal Courts a man of fine presence and ripe newspaper experience. From here we saw the Bridge of Sighs and the Tombs. i ' At the Press Club) a famous old building, we met Fred Southerner, building, we met Fred Southener, superintendent for thirty-five years, who probably knows more newspaper men than any other person in the United States. Our way led to many newspaper . 'buildings and finally to the law office of William Steel Grey, a well-known New York attorney. Then up on a surface car thru Manhattan, Bronx and Harlem, Lit tle Italy, we found ourselves at Co lumbia University and called in the office of the Spectator, whose editor-in-chief is Floyd W. Taylor. This is a very interesting daily transcript of university life. We had a glimpse also of the Col lege" of the City of New York and of the famous church St. John the Divine over a quarter of a century in building and not yet finished. This massive structure and, the rectory and grounds occupy an entire block The architecture and the walls are of a drab and ancient type. From here we had a view of the Jumel Mansion, famous as revolutionary headquarters for Geo. Washington. Another very famous educational institution Is the New York Univer sity farther out in a beautiful campus of buildings, with the Hall of Fame on an eminence commanding a view of the Hudson heights. It may be interesting to state to those who saw on the screen the Count of Monte Cristo, James O'Neill's famous old play, at Jim mie's Playhouse, that this same work was presented in one of the New York theatres, with a scale of admis sion prices embracing the orchestra or down-stairs seats at f 1.65 each There was another agreeable surprise afforded in the play, "The Old Soak," by Don Marquis, formerly of the Atlanta Constitution, presented with Harry Beresford in the stellar role Manager Cox some years ago had an engagement of Mr. Beresford at Rey nolds Theatre in "The Woman Hat er." Mr. Beresford is supported by Minnie Dupree and a fine cast, play ing to packed houses in the Plymouth Theatre. Of course New York is full of thea tres and theatricals. Some idea of this may be realized when it is stated that compared to the fifty or sixty first-class theatres of drama and mu sic in New York there are In Phila delphia only eight and in Chicago only twelve. At the present time there is a pie thora of . Russian offerings, with Chauve Souris leading on the Cen tury roof. But there were bigger things for us in Belasco's "Shore Leave," "Kiki" and a few others. In these we had Frances Starr and Lenore Ulric, both big cards and fine works. We saw the. popular Arnold Daly in the mystery play, "On the Stairs," after the order of "The Bat." And then there waa a card of musical shows Sallie, Irene and Mary, Mol- lie Darling, Blossom Time, Gingham Girl, etc. " ' By far the most delightful, tune ful and charming music heard in any light opera, as far as we can remem ber, is that of Blossom Time, with a libretto setting forth the life of the composer, Franz Schubert (pro nounced Fronz Snoobere). The cast is one of the best in New York, and the music, including Schubert's Ser enade and Song of Love, with other airs, came over the footlights with a liquid melody and charm unsur passed. The tender Serenade and the romantic beauty of Ave Maria by the singers are truly wonderful. Returning home we were in the audience at Ryman Auditorium when Nashville tendered a reception to the famous Metropolitan soprano, Rosa Poncelle. This was of course a special evening of music. Fifth Avenue and the White Lights are hard to beat, but it is bet ter to be at home than Broadway Broke. Death of T. M. Darnall. Thomas M. Dardall, aged 84 years, died at the residence of his sen, Dr. J. F. Darnall, last Friday morning at one o"clock, of heart disease. Mr. Darnall had been in declining health fgr some time, but was up and about on Thursday. The funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church at three o'clock Friday af ternoon by Eld. Jchn R. Williams, of Hornbeak, and interment was had in the City Cemetery. Mr. Darnall came from his former home in Corinth, Miss., some months ago to live with his son, Dr. Darnall, and was generally beloved by all who knew him. The family have the sym pathy of the entire community. Obion County Enterprise. FROM DRUG CLERX TO , MILLIONAIRE OWNER Thirteen Chain Stores in Washington City Owned by Dr. Gibbs. A very Interesting illustrated page autobiography of Dr. Malcolm G. Gibbs, the Washington City chain store druggist, appears Oct. 8 in the I Washington Po3t, for half a century the leading newspaper in the capital of the United States. The article recounts with the im aginative stylo of the reporter, Lee Poe Hart, of How Malcolm Gibbs, the youngest son of Wm. B. and Harriet P. Gibbs, of this city, arrived in the capital twenty-five years ago, a youth of some twenty years with the world before him; of how he tried from day to day to find a place to work; and from a very humble beginning of how he began to succed and from success "of how he came to tho fore front as one of the leading spirits In the drug trade. A very interesting personality, says the reporter, but the success he de scribes In Dr. Gibbs' own- words "Just growed." And yet that very interesting per sonality was he best bet. There he found the keynote. The young man had it in school when he edited the Buzz-Saw and when he set the pace in his books; he had it when he drove the wagon for the Union City Laun dry; he had it when he wa3 local quill driver for the Obion Democrat; he had it in Washington when he worked like a beaver to get into bus iness. , The writer knows the facts in the case as well as any man living ex cept the family. The career of Dr. Gibbs is like a story of magic. He was, when he landed in Washington, a young man of slight build, delicate, and after a few months' effort to find a position apparently discouraged. He was almost ready to report to the "Down and Out Club," but the lin gering spark of that quality which makes up his character persevered and he started the other way. Dr. Gibbs has the intangible thing known as personality but he also has executive ability and capacity and above all the elemental qualities of native humor and mental resources. These with a business training devel oped the genius of organization and leadership. As time passed he culti vated these with the opportunities of the best schools of business and phar macy. This . was the ground work, and from this came one success after another until Dr. Gibbs is to-day at the head of thirteen retail chain drug stores in Washington City, with a warehouse and wholesale business as supply and auxiliary institutions. Dr. Gibbs' last store has been num bered Fourteen, and he is over the middle of the lap to the goal of 25 stores. It may seem strange to state, and it may be hard to believe, but in some of his stores the daily sales amount to more than one thousand dollars. His gross income approxi mates two million dollars a year. He is also interested in public matters in Washington. He is a director of the American Security and Trust Company, a member of the Board of Trade, Chamber of Commerce, Merchants' and Manufacturers' As sociation and Mid-City Citizens' As sociation. He is also a member Of the Congressional Country Club, Racquet Club and the Masonic order. Here are a few items of details: "What the "Home of Low Prices" means to the populace of the Nation's Capital is best represented by figures. More' than 40,000 people are served daily by the thirteen stores, totaling more than 14,000,000 a year. About 300 people are given employment by the organization at the present time. Fifty display windows exhibit the commodities sold under the caption, "We always sell the best." The full time of four window dressers is re quired for this work alone. Seven large trucks solve the transportation problems in conveying the supplies of stock from the warehouse and lab oratories to the stores in the Peoples chain. Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs are now in Cal ifornia for a few weeks' recreation, piincipally on Mrs. Gibbs' account. Dr. Gibbs was married to Miss Maude E. Foote twenty years ago and they have one son. Mrs. Gibbs is the daughter of a well known na tive Pennsylvania attorney, for many years a citizen of Washington. CAMPAIGN SHIFTS TO WEST TENNESSEE Peay and Taylor Make New Speaking Dates. Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 13. As the State campaign is starting into its third week Democrats and Republi can party leaders alike are claiming that every indication is for an over whelming victory for their party on Nov. 7. Without exception they be gin by pointing with pride at the im mense crowds which are thronging to meet and hear the candidates. And they end tho , same way. Before the candidates tock the stump ivo weeks ago it was feared that little interest would be apparent in tho campaign. District and coun ty managers were urged to "get the crowds out." That they have sue ceeded is shown by the receptions given every candidate, both Demo cratic and Republican, and even for the other leaders who have gone out in the interest of the nominees. No candidate yet has had a "frost." Ev erywhere the auditoriums have been packed and in many places the court house has been too small to seat the crowds. "The Democratic candidates are not carrying a minstrel show along with them. They have no quartette. They have no 'Old Limber' stories with which to amuse the crowds They don't play ,the fiddle," said Congressman Joseph Bryns, Demo cratic State Chairman, to-day, while discussing the campaign. "But they do have a message for the people They are presenting some construe- tee ideas of how the people through the election ofa Democratic Govern or and backed up with a Democratic Legislature may get relief from the burden of taxation under which they have been laboring for years. And the houses which, greet the candi dates indicate how vitally interested the voters really are, and indicate how determined they are that there shall.. be a new deal in handling the affairs of the State. They are com ing out because they want a new Governor who has to offer what Mr Peay has to offer." Both Gov. Taylor and Mr. Peay will campaign this week in West Tennessee, while Senator McKellar will swing across to East Tennessee, where his opponent, Newell Sanders, the Republican nominee for the Sen ate, has been bolstering up his fences with Republican leaders for the past few days. Porter Dunlap, the Demo cratic nominee for Railroad Commis sioner, will campaign with Mr. Peay, and W. N. Beasley will come out East Tennessee into Middle Tennessee for a week. Governor Taylor will speak at Union City, Tenn., Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m. Hon. Austin Peay's appointments in Obion County are as follows: Reynolds Theatre, Union City, Oct. 21, at 2:0 p.m. Troy, courthouse, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. DEMOCRATIC ENTHUSIASM STIRRING WEST TENNESSEE Austin Peay's Campaign Gathering Strength in West Tennessee. Nashville, Oct. .16. The Demo cratic campaign in Tennessee is gain ing momentum every day, according to the views of Congressman Joseph W. Byrns, who as chairman of ,the campaign committee, is watching the progress of the fight in every one of the 95 counties in the State. The great crowds flocking to hear the candidates, the reports of work being done by members of the various clubs throughout the State and the con tinued interest which the newspapers are taking in disseminating Demo cratic principles, are unfailing signs of the trend, Mr. Byrns declares. "Thousands of citizens hear Austin Peay every week and his crowds grow in volume as he proceeds on his west ward trip," Congressman Byrns as serts. "His message has inspired Democrats to greater results in the quickening of the efforts of county organizations in advancing party in terests. "The strong logic of the man upon whom the Democrats of the State have conferred the honor of the nom ination for Governor is the thing which makes the big appeal to the men and women of the State. In a simple, straightforward manner, he presents his platform which promises reforms which the farmers and those from all other walks of life know are needed. He is the kind of a man to inspire belief that he means what he says and is qualified to carry out his pledges." Democrats in Nashville are filled with enthusiasm because of the re ports which reach headquarters daily regarding the progress of the cam paign Pfid are preparing to do here what every other county in the State appears to be doing, namely, perfec an organization which will bring to the polls on November 7th every pjs sible Democratic vote. Have You Lost Your Pep ? Come to the Agoga Bible Class Sunday morning and tank up again. The Agoga Class of the First Bap tis Sunday School has had an eye on you for some time. Let 'em look you over. Every visitor becomes a red hot member. Be there on the dot; 9:30 is the hour. Bring your buddy. Cumberland Presbyterians. Rev. G. R. Dunosan, of Bethel College, McKcnzie, has been called to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Troy to preach on the first Sunday of every month, and tho first service will take place on the first Sunday in November. Everybody cordially invited. The singers, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Scott, and chorus have also been very effective in the meeting. Sensational in Ford All Models Reduced in Price $50.00. In line with Mr. Henry Ford's policy to give to the auto mobile public the best car on earth for the least number of dollars, the Ford Motor Co. reduced their prices on all models of cars $50.00 per car, effective October 17, 1922, as follows: Touring Car. Regular -$298.00 Touring Car with Self Starter 368.00 Touring Car with Self Starter and Demountable Rims 393.00 Runabout, Regular 269.00 Runabout with Self Starter 339.00 Runabout with Self Starter and Demountable Rims 364.00 Chassis, Regular 235.00 Chassis with Self Starter 305.00 Chassis with Self Starter and Demountable Rims 330.00 Coupe with Self Starter and Demountable Rims 530.00 Sedan with Self Starter and Demountable Rims 595.00 One Ton Truck, Regular (Pneumatic or Solid Tires) ... 380.00 One Ton Truck with Self Starter (Pneumatic or Solid Tires 450.00 Fordson Tractor 395.00 The above prices are f. o. b. Detroit, Mich., with freight and war tax to be added. The Ford Motor Co. made face of unprecedented business, of orders on hand unfilled. This will cause an increased de mand immediately, and we urgently recommend that you place your order early, so that you may be assured of a delivery at the time you may want your car. Authorized Ford, Fordson and Lincoln Dealer. Telephone 400. UNION CITY, : "The Beauty Shop" With Raymond Hitchcock and all Star Cast, including James J. Corbett. MONDAY and TUESDAY Jimmie's Playhouse lOc PRICES -20c THE UNION REVIVAL CLOSES JMNDAY EVE Great Crowds and Large Manifesta tion of Christian Spirit. The union revival meeting, which has been in progress at the Cumber land Presbyterian Church for two weeks, closed last Monday night. The house has been crowded at all the services. On Sunday many people could not get a seat and some could not get in to hear the service. The people almost unanimously have heartily indorsed Dr. Hill's ser mons. They have been free from the dogma of creeds and abounding in the simple gospel truths. Dr. Hill fa a man of mature knowledge and de liberate speech, plain, practical and convincing, and above all he inspires confidence in his work. On Monday night Dr. Hill an nounced that something like one hundred and twenty-five or thirty professions have been made and ma ny additions to the churches are yet to follow. Bro. Cunningham and others ex pressed their gratification over the good work accomplished. All the ministers in the city have been per sonally" interested in the work. It has been a union meeting in truth and fact and a glorius outpouring of the Holy Spirit. this reduction in price in the and in the face of thousands : : TENN. Decline Car Prices.