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VOLUME xviii; SELMER. McNAtRY COUNTY. TENN.., FRIDAY, JULY 181019 NUMBER 3 , Selmer Sunbeams By T. EilLE HILLASD NEW ERA. , - - " - II. .1 l l l ... I I i I . , r I li"V 5 15 " . . p n f i y y i Near the Rj-.ine. Niedermendiff, Germany. V June 15, 15, 191 'A Perhaps you would like to hear from me and to know where I am. I ' have never written to your paper, but I Ret it almost.every week from my folks at home, and I certainly . enjoy reading it. . I left Selmer June 2G, 1918, for Camp Gordon, Ga , where I remained until September 6, when we went to Camp Merritt, N. J., from where we . Bailed on September 14, landing at South Hampton, England. We were Bent to a training camp in' France, where we had three weeks of hard drilling. t We were sent to the Third Division on October 30. and I am still with it in the army of occupation, be ing stationed in Niedermendik. It is not a large town, but there are stone quarries and breweries nearby which give employment to the people.. There are seven companies here to gether with regimental headquarters. We soldiers live in the houses with the Germans. They all treat us very nicely, but I don't think' it is because "they want to, but because they know better than to mistreat us, and anoth er reason is that they want to soften. our hearts, and hide some of the dirty . deeds done in this war, so we will make peace terms easier, but we hope the terms will be as hard as possible. The square-headed brutes sometime forget the Americana are here, then we show them we are running this country. We are all getting mighty tired of this country, Jand ' when do we go home" is the most heard question we hear now. Somebody has to be last, and I guess it had well be us as the other fellows. i " I have about as much love for the square-headed hun as I have for, a sheep-killing dog, and if I could tell a few.things they have done, you would think as we soldiers do of them. I never was on the front, but got close enough to see airplane fighting and the continual roar of artillery. If my division hadu't been relievtd, we would have gone to the front within a few day. I count myself fortunate in not having to go on the front, for I have heard from the boys who en- dared some awful hardships there, and have seen a few cf Jhe fronts. My division hiked right into Ger many, I don't see how we made it, but we got it just ,the .same. We made as many as miles a day with full packs, going for eight days with out a rest. They say it was 250 miles from where we begun. We struck the Rhine at St. Goar, came down through Coblenz to where we are now. Some beautiful scenery . down the valley of the Rhine, bu'. for me, give me good old McNairy coun ty, for I wouldn't live over here for all of Germany. Most of the home boys who went to the camp with me are back home, and the company I am in now is com posed of fellows Ijiever saw before. I never new there was a McNairy boy in Germany until I saw iii the Inde pendent that Albert. McCullar was Btationed about 25 miles from me. I am going over to see him. I was in Paris Easter for ,threa or four days, and it is some city too. We are having an easy time now, do drilling, good health, plenty to eat an"d a great desire to come home. , I would be glad to hear 'from any of you McNairians and will answer all letters. I close hoping to be home soon. MEcn. Jas. Clyde IIuogixs. Co. K, 38th Infantry; A. P. 0. 740, Army cf Occupation, Germany. ' Land Transfers. . H. P. White and wife to G, L Pet- tigrew, f,6i a-.res $1,530. L B. King and wife to J. E. Hodges, houso and lot in McNairy $500. CP. Comer and wife to Sallie Bol ton, 109 acres $2X00. , L. M. Hamilton and wife to S.- M, Smith and J. R. Onstead, 147 acres .$2,000. J. E. Blankenship to J. R. Blanken- Bhlp, 200 acies $250. J. V. Tedford and wife to L. A, Weaver, interest ia 376 acres $700. Margaret M alone et al to D. S. Plunk, interest, in 380 acres $4,000. Charity Hendrix et al to FF. and Flora Hendrixi iot in Stdmer, $500, The Lazy Christian I wonder why on Suneay morn, my joints are stiff and sore; my feelings also are forlorn, I've never felt, this way before. On yesterday I went to tovn, I hadn't very much to do; I spent the time a-aitting 'round, and felt just fine plum thru andthu. But now that Sunday morning's come, I'll stay at home and rest; I'm all run down and on the bum, my nerves not at their best. And so I stay at home and try to snooze, but f am troubled all day long; my conscience pricks me when I muse, it tells me that I'm doing wrong. I ought to go to Monday School, and good examples show;- I ought to have a stricter rule, by which to live I know. And thus I rest my weary bones, while ray mind must worry still; I moan and pray in awful tones, a lake of tears I spill: "Lord help me keep from sliding back.'on every Sabbath rooming; please give my lazy bones a whack, that I may heed the gospel warning. I call my self a Christian man, I'm a member of the Church; for virtuous deeds my name doth stand, in highest circles I often perch. Yet in the smallest things I fail, I do not go to Sunday School; it seems to me like going to j iil I reckon, Lord, I am a fool J So please, Dear Lord, blot out my pass, and I'll not make it blacker; I'll buck le down to duty's task, I'll no longer be a slacker." A life to live, A good to do, A smile to give, The whole day thru. A name to make, '' - A goal to win, A death to take New work begin! ' ' - ' ' i Sid the Shy says: "Cousin Goliath Green is still livin' on a diet uv Victo ry bread as he expects to propose to Sally Sue Simpkins in th' early fall." Be pharp but never stick, Be wise but don't be slick, , Be firm but don't be a brick. Ju3t about the time we are ready to declare the world is getting better, we read in the society column of our evening paper that Mrs. Heliortrope flyheels across the street has pur chased another poodle dog. No start, no end ' , Np heart, no friend. WANTED Log haulers at our mill ' at Martiudaiet 1 mile east of Cy press, Tenn. ,Good timber, good roads, free barn use, good board 7 at reasonable rate. Two-jto three "load haol, If you want a good haul at a good price, we will trade with you and pay you fhe cash. Call at our office, Citizens National Bank b'idg., Corintli, Miss., or Bee J. T. Rubie, at Martindale, Tenn, '' Corinth Habdwood Co. Funeral Notice. On Friday, July 25, 1910, at Mars Hill, the funeral of my son, Private Homer O'Neal, Jr., Co. I, 11th Infan try?, Gth Division,.' who was reported killed November 7, 1918, near Bran deville, France, will be preached by Elders N. V.'Parker and J.'A. Miller. Tho service will continue over Satur day and Sunday. 4 i B H. O'Neal. Marriage Licenses. " John W. Summers to Avery Cook say. . : W. E; McMahan to . Hallie Belle Whaley. Henry Simpson to Mauie Garland. F, L. Eason Margaret Landreth. Virgie Barnes to Rosa Jones. No Trespassing Allowed, I hereby notify all parties not to hunt on any of my premises without ray written permiseion, and I positive1 ly forbid cutting bee trees. J. A. Weatherford. . Ms. Moselle Hamilton and little daughters, Alice and Dorothy, spent last Friday in Corinth shopping. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday, July 25-27 Night programs of short addresses and screen-picture talks. Morning and afternoon sessions of short talks . and open discussions. At 11 a. m. popular addresses by good speakers. Meetings are for common counsel on community welfare, Missions at home and oversea, stewardship Sunday .schools and the young people, "church efficiency, etc. v All are invited; Cypress Dots. S. R. Delaney has a new sawmill in near Cypress, and. -in good working order. . - Cypress can boast of good crops. Tho farmers have fwotked very dili-. gently since the long wet spell., , T. S. Scott made a business trip to Corinth Saturday. Chester Blaniugame and Homer Rayburn, the former one of our ex cellent Sunday school scholars, have gone to Nebraska to help out in "the wheat harvest. ,. The berry crop is good bere. , The people are canniug and making jelly all the time they can spare from the field. . Prof. G. L. Blasingame should h'ave gotten him a partner in the store some time time ago, for now he can plav ball all he wants to. - Pvt. Ludy Faust, a Soldier whose home is in Burnsville, Miss., recently returned from overseas, spent a few days with his sister, Mrs. S. R. De laney. - Concord, North Carolina. July 11, 1919. I am here again among the pictur esque hills, in this ever-charming and interesting country, where the breeze murmurs a soft cadence as it sweeps across .the green-topped hi!ls, 'and gently sways the branches of the great oaks nearby, which stand so superbly in their sentinel-like-dignity and guar dianship, 'presenting a fine picture against the background of the ever- changing sky. Passing through the mountains, I found it the same ever enchanting scenery; they we're stand ing, clothed with their coats of green grim, and my9teriouB in their sphynx- like graifdeur, deep gorges, down' which the mountain torrents pour over stones and j;brough the brush, the dimpling sun-touched rivuleto, as they find their way toward the French Broad, as it winds it way among in numerable rocks in the narrow valley at the base of the hills. When we passed the "Swannonia," with its litr.pid water bathed in sun light and shadow, winding through its rugged path lined with laurel and beeches, what could come to us but these lines: "Swannonia, nymph of beauty, I would woo thee to ray rhyme,' Wildest, brightest, loveliest river Of our sunny, Southern clime." When we pass down to the lower country, we feel as though we bad been to a great art gallery where' pic tures of rarest beauty, painted by an unseen, but powerful hand, greeted us with joyous welcome, and touched with gentle inspiration the beautiful, divine spark, which lingers in every human aoul. I have taken many lides through the country since I came, and-find the crops good: better, the census says, than any of the Southern states, hav ing had a good season', but mining AT THE IN SELMER I'eturned soldiers the abundance of rain we had back in Tennessee. - 1 never tire of passing the old home steads which greet us all along the roads over which we go, so cozy, so homelike are they, and if you meet inmates, they are beaming with kind ness and hospitality, offering you'not only a cool drink, but the various kinds of fruits they have. Many , of these people are descendants of Dutch and German pioneers. The strenuous life has not yet touched them, and peace seems to reign over their homes and in their hearts. M. L. Stainback, Railway Mail Clerk Examination. The United Staes Civil Service Com mission announces an examination for railway mail clerk, for men only, on August 23. 1919, at Jackson, Tenn., age limit, 18 to 35. The entrance salary for this position is $ 1,100 a year.' For application blanks and oth er information, apply to R. J. Boon, Local Secretary, Jackson," Tenn. An Old-Time Industry. Alice Wade gave oa a few days ago several samples of cotton cloth wo ven by "aunt Rosaline Pratt, living on A. L. Smith's farm on Oxford. She carded the cotton and on the oldfash ioned loom wove cloth that was the equal of the best palm beach, beauti fully dyed from the colors she got from barks and herbs. This old col ored woman has always woven the cloth used by her family. 'It is mar velous how such work can be done with such primitive appliances. Hemstitching and Picot , Edgework ' done promptly, all mail orders given prompt attention; baste as for ordi nary machine stitching; customary rates; enclose silk thread. ' ' Mrs. C. W. Woodward. Ilenderson, Tenn. " Harness Shop H. P. Williams has a repair harness shop in connection with Mr. Duke's shoe shop, and is prepared to repair any and all kinds of harness, and sad dles. Prices reasonable and satisfac tion guaranteed. - Land for Sale. Near Leadford's Chapel School House, 92 acres in tract, two-horte crop in cultivation; good Bandy loam, does not drown out and makes good stuff dry year; good buildings and good water, and the best Bermuda pasture in the community. Price is reasonable. Call and see my place before buying elsewhere. ' , J. G. Gooch, Pocahontas, Tenn,, R. 2. especially welcome PROMINENT OBION ' . COUNTY PHYSICIAN ENDORSES TRUTQNA. Dr. Richard's Endorsement Back ed by 35 Years Constant Practice. . .' Kenton, Tenn., July 17. Dr. . J Richards, 78years old, has been a res ident of this vicinity for years and he is well known and highly respected by everyone for miles around. For tho past 35 years Dr. Richards has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine here, during which time he has won the confidence of thous ands of acquaintances together with the credit of being among the moat prominent physicians of this vicinity. His following public endorsement of Trutona will give to hundreds yes, thousands, faith in the perfect tonic, which will increase greatly upon uee of the'new medicine; 1 "Everyone knows that a man in my profession could not and would not recommend a medicine unless it was really one of merit," Dr. Richards said, "but I have tried Trutona and I know it to be a tonic of real merit. "I've been annoyed with nervous ness for several years," be continued. "My appetitewas poor, too, and I found it difficult to rest well at night. "Duty compels me to .recommend the new tonic as an appetizer, ' a strengthener, system builder and real nerve tonic' In short a tonic that has ' real medicinal merit. . I hope those suffering with nervousness.-.loss of appetite and a generally run-down system will try Trutona. It will sure ly help them." v ' Trutona la now being introduced and explained in Selme'r at Dr. Ken drick's drug store. The J. S. DuBois, Son & Co., whole sale distributors in this section. . Picture Show Improvements. Boss Perkins has installed a Dolco storage battery lighting system for his picture show. He also has a new player-piano, ane now has all that is necessary for a most modern picture show performance. Job Printing of the better kind our office Who Lost It? Found, between Purdy and Bethel Springs, an important part of culti vator. Owner can get same by sub scribing for the Independent. " C. C. Marsuall. We have a few of the GENUINE Palm Beach SUITS for sale at $12.00 . each as long as they last We also want to call your at tention to our line of Shirts, Collars and Neckties which is complete at all times. : : : Come and see for yourself Selmer Mercantile Co. rase f:i . -M tabs p$w WW ' ll'i'l Bke Ribbon Service Shoes deserve tkeir distinction The judges who declare thorn the best cf their class are the men who wear, them. . ; Blue Ribbon Service Shoes please when you first put them on because they are so comfortable. The longer you wear them, the more they please you, not only because or their comfort but because of their durability, also. j Made of honost leather over the Mun son Army Last the ' last selected by the Government for U. S. Army Shoes. Blue Ribbon Service Shoes are made in Tan and Black leathers, with light, medium and heavy soles, to suit working conditions. Complete lines of shoes for men, women and children always in stock at reasonable prices. M iff U J. H. BIGGER Shoes, Dry Goods, Clothing Groceries, Etc. SELMER, TENN. AN ORGAN FOR SALE A high-top Beattv parlor organ, in first-claBS condition, and a fine toned instru ment, for sale at a bargain. Tn quire at this office. Stato of Olilo, City of Toleoo, Lucas County, bs. trunk J. Cheney makes oath that ha is senior pnrtner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing; business In tiie City of Tolido, County and State afore said, and that paid Arm will pay the sum of ONB HUNDRED DOM-.AU3 for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the ue of HATJS CATARRH CI RE. FRANK J. CHUNET Sworn to before me and subwribed In my presem e, this 6th day of Decem ber, A. D. X8S8. A. W. GI.EASON. (Seal) Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Intern ally and an. through the Blood on the Mucous 8urfac of the System. Send for testlmc.mla, free. . I K J. CHKNISY & CO.. Tolefio. O. Sold by all Druftsrlsts. 75c. Kail's Family f His for constipation. Bunt's Salre, formerly called ' 4 sermaneatlr cure U .i.i . Hchmz. H tm com lv,(auua fur tfcr.t purpose and yoar money will be promptly trefnnded without qoestlun t Unnt's Balre fa!U to care ten . Mcionia.Titter. Hlnf Worm or tnr ouwr skill ttmaie. IM toe box. Far sale locally by J . ' BROWDSR BROS., Selmer, Tenn. FOR SALE 4 good buck lambs, 3 ewe lamba and 2 ewes, for bret ding purposes. Wm. P. Smith. Bethel Springs; residence, Masseyville No wonder lard and bams are so high when hogs sold in the St. Lotus market Toesdaf at $22.05 gross, "V. X v,t k ( .Vi. j