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DR. E. M. LONG
DENTIST
Over White At Burchard' Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn.
Telephone
Office 144-2, Reidence 144-3
DR. E. M. LONG
DENTIST
Over White 4e Burchard" Dnif
Store, Union City, Tenn.
Telelphone
Office 144-2; Residence 144-3
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UNION CITY, TJENN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21,1913
VOL. 23, NO. 34
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Oere's Supsiilm
CotTlifht 1909, br C. E. 2lmm.tmn C0.--N0. 18
IT IS ALWAYS BRIGHT and sunny for those with money
in the bank. There are bright things and there are bright lights
for those wise enough, to provide for the future and lay some
thing away when things are bright.
,
Old National. Bank
l Union City, TennMe
TL? W TO LOAN
Oti FARM LANDS.
I am authorized to take applications for loan, on land, in Obion and
Weakley Counties, Tennessee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. The terms and
conditions upon -which this money will be loaned 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. Loans are Made Sit 3i pet Cent.
Interest on ten years' time, or for shorter period if desired.
If you are considering a loan, it would be well to make application AT
ONCE. .
Attorney At Lew a & , Union City, Tenn.
Clover, Timothy, Alfalfa, Red Top
and all kinds of Field Seeds.
irain Co.
Wholesale and Retail '
Grain, Har and Field Seeds
UniorfCity, Tenn .
Telephone No. 31
Ask for Our prices before selling
Your Grain and Hay.
THE LIFE OF JEANNE D'ARO
By K. M. Naylor. .
(Continued from last week.)
Chinon, which was the Dauphin's
headquarters at this time, was two hun
dred and fifty miles fronr Vaucouleurs
and such a journey naturally involved
quite a bit of expense. The money was
supplied by two of the Maid's friends,
Jean de Novelonpont and Bertrand de
Poulengy, and the inhabitants of Vau
couleurs. She changed her dress for
the uniform of a page (a very modest
thing for a girl of her age to do), a horse
was bought for her, and when she and
the several friends who accompanied her
rode ouf from Vaucouleurs Baudricourt
presented her with a sword and encour
aged her thus: "Allez, et vienne que
pourra." ("Go, and come what will.")
The townspeople who had come to ch'cr
ish great affection for her tried to in
duce her to abandon such perilous un
dertakings, but she reassured them
"The way is made clear before me.
have the Lord who makes the patli
smooth to the gentle Dauphin, for to
do this deed I was born."
And, with a heart overflowing with
faith, courage and loyalty; la petite pay
sanne de Domremy (the little peasant
girl of Domremy set spurs to her horse
and through the gathering dusk started
on the long ride to Chinon.'
PART THREE.
JEANNE AT CHINON, POITIERS AND TOURS
PREPARATIONS FOR RELIEVING ORLEANS,
Into a large hall crowdod with some
three hundred knights and ofheews and
flooded with the dazzling light of in
numerable torches, Louis de Bourbon,
on the night of February 23, 1429, led
a tall young girl, beautiful of counte
nance and figuref with glad and smiling
face, a picture of. rustic beauty.
Jeanne was not confused by the large
assembly or the dazzlifig lights. "She
came forwr,tJ with humility and sim
plicity," and immediately recognizing
the Dauphin, sba'' said o him : "Most
noble Lord Dauphin, I come from God
to help you and your realm." The Dau
phin drew her apart, spoke with her for
some time, and "seemed to rejoice
he had heard." It is said
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on improved farm lands, drawing interest at
BV ' PERL CENT ; '. ; ;
for term of five years. Will loan any amount from
one thousand dollars up.
W. E. E-2 U DG 0 NS
Attorney At Law '.
Phones 143 and 589 UNION CITY, TENN. '
in what
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that the Maid confided many secret
things to the Prince which were never
revealed. She must,, however, have as
sured him that he was the legitimate
heir to the throne hardly anything
she could have told him would have
afforded him greater satisfaction than
this, and especially since the assurance
came from one divinely inspired.
Jeanne was not permitted to go im
mediately to Orleans, although she was
yery anxious to do so. The Dauphin's
confidence in her was tempered by dis
cretion. He had her lodged in a part
of the royal palace at Chinon, and while
there she made a true friend of royalty
in the Due d'Alehcon, who was to be
at her side in jfiany of her subsequent
struggles!' ,S1' asked the Dauphin to
place his realms in the hands of God
and receive it back again, holding it in
fief of the .Lord, to amend his life, to
live according to God's will, to be cle
ment, to be4a good lord to rich and
poor, friend and enemy. Much good
time was wasted at Chinon, since the
Dauphin thought it necessary that
Jeanne be examined by many learned
divines. Not satisfied with this he sent
her to Poitfers, where she was forced
to undergo wearisome and needless ex
aminations by erudite doctors, who
"found no evil in her" and advised that
she be conducted at once with soldiers
to Orleans. ,
His doubts having finally been re
lieved, "The Dauphin sent the Maid to
Tours where she was equipped with a
costly suit of whito armor. While
there she wrote to the church authori
ties at Fierbois, asking them to let her
have a certain sword which they would
find behind (or in front) of the altar
in tho Church of St. Catherine. The
sword was found and sent to her in due
time; The standard made for her was
of white linen strewn (seme) with fleurs
de lys (lilies); in the center was repre
sented the world with an angel on either
side, and below was the inscription,
"Jbesus Maria." At the Dauphin's
desire a household was appointed for
the Maid. Among its members were
Pasquerel, her confessor; two pages,
Louis de Contes and "Raymond; an
equerry, Jean d'Aulon, and her treas
urer, Jean de Novelonpont.
Having been thus properly equipped, j
Jeanne with her household proceeded
to Blois, whore 6he was joined by sev'
eral military officers and church officials,
After a few days spent here in religious
exercises they left Blois. The clergy
went in advance singing "Veni Creator
Spiritus." On April the 28th they ar
rived opposite Orleans.
The importance of Orleans has already
been mentioned (Part One). The Eng
lish scb jme to take the city was a mad
one, since their forces and munitions
were entirely inadequate. Bedford him
self saw the uselessness of the attempt
and did not know "by what advice the
siege of the city of Orleans was token
inharid." Tims, it seems, Jeanne's
task was Dot so much to prevent the
English from taking the city as it was
to drive the English from their posi
tions about the city and so relieve the
townspeople of the hardships attendant
upon such an attack. "
The enemy had entrenched themselves
about the city in bastilles or palisaded
earthworks these being few and very
far apart. Orleans, on the other hand,
had walls of great height and thick- j
ness, and in the early part of the' siege
was well equipped with guns and all
munitions of war, and bountifully sup
plied with food.
The English began fifing from the
south bank of the Loire on October 12,
142S. From that time until January.l
1429, there were s'drmishes almost
every day, but supplies were brought
into the city with the greatest ease.
By March 3, however, the earthworks
around the city had been considerably
strengthened and a week later bastilles
completely surrounded the town. Alt
attempts to relieve Orleans now resulted
disastrously and only a few supplies
could be brought into the city. By the
last of April Orleans had been besieged
for about six months and, although the
brave inhabitants did not despair, the
situation was, to say thejeast, critical.
PART FOUR.
THE REUKK OF ORLEANS,
On the 28th of April, 1429 Jeanne,
with her army consisting of about four
thousand men, arrived opposite Orleans
on the south bank of the Loire. It was
necessary for the main portion of the
army to return o Blois in order to bring
a convoy of cattle for the needs of the
townspeople and of the army itself.
The Maid, fearing that the army "might
fall into sin," sent with it Pasquerel and
the other priests to act as "chaperones, "
while she herself, accompanied by Du-
nois, who was commanding the city,
and an escort of two hundred lancers,
crossed the Loire, In order that she
might rest before gow;jinto the city
she passed the night at Reuilly. It was
not desired that any great demonstra
tion should mark Jeanne's arrival. It
was, therefore, under the cloud of night
on the 29th that she entered Orleans.
If any great precautions were taken to
make the entrance a secret one, they
were indeed in vain. The people pressed
close around her, making great exer
tions to touch her armor or even her
torse; shouts of joy arose, as if the
enemy had already been driven away.
Through it all, calmly, yet joyously,
the sevetoen-year-old peasant girl of
Domremy, admirably controlling her
horse with one hand and waving aloft
her standard with the other, rode in
triumph. - ,
On April SO the Maid twice sum
moned the English to withdraw, whichl
they of course refused to do. On Sun
day, May 1, the people, clamored to see
her and she accordingly rode through
the town. She reconnoitercd the Eng
lish positions unopposed on the 2d: the
army returned from Blois on the 4th;
the Bastille de St. Loup was taken; the
English, summoued for the third and
last time to withdraw, sent back an in
sulting reply.
Preparations were made on May 6 (?)
for taking Fort St. Jean-le-Blanc on the
enemy '8 side of the river, a little south
east of the city. The English com
mander, however, observing the tactics
of the-French, concentrated bis forces
in a work raised on the ruins of an
Augustinian Monastery (Les Augustins),
which was the Maid's first obstacle in
her attack upon the forts (Tourelles)
commanding the bridge-head. , Les
Augustins was taken after a severe
struggle on bo'.h sides, and a small
number of soldiers was left in the fort
to guard against a night attack.
"The nature of the task that now fell
to the French must be clearly under
stood. They had first to capture on the
opposite bank of the Loire, on solid
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Use i UIIATHE Feel Grinder.
It requires from 12 to 35 per cent less ground
grain to produce the same amount of beef,
pork, milk or horse power than when -whole
grain is fed.
An I. H. C. Feed Grinder and an Interna
tional Engine makes an ideal combination.
The first time you are in, town drop in and
let us show you.
SOLD BY
isdale
UNION CITY, TENN.
I Son
land, the boulevard or outwork protect-1 and emerged from the appalling disas--
ing the Tourelles,- which was a stone
fort of two towers on an arch of the
bridge. The Tourelles themselves were
protected from assault on the Orleans
side by the destruction of an arch of
the bridgo and by an outwork com
manding the gap. The boulevard was
separated from the Tourelles by another
breach or gap through which flowed a
stream of the river. Ibis gap was
crossed by a drawbridge; the defenders
of the boulevard, if too hard pressed,
could rush across, retire into the Tou
relles, raise the drawbridge and defy the
enemy. Their position would now be
unenviable they would find themselves
blockaded in the Tourelles till Talbot,
if reinforced by Falstof, could deal a
decisive blow at the French on the other
side of the Loire." The boulevard itself
was strong and well defended; both
armies were well supplied with imple
ments of war and good fighters.
(Continued next week).
COMMISSION GOVERNMENT
Paclucah, Ky., Adopts the New
Municipal System.
We are quoting from an andress made
by a former citizea of Union City, C. H.
Sherrill, of the Sherrill-Russell Lumber
Co., at a mass nteeting in Paducah in
the campaign for commission govern
ment. Many of the larger cities are
adopting the system, and it is proving
out splendidly. Many more will adopt
the plan until it becomes universal, and
propably the only system. Many other
organizations need it mighty badlv.
For instance, the county courts need to
be superseded by the system. It would
revolutionize things. -
Chairman Stewart then said the best
time to get in a fight was in the begin
ning and not quit until it was won.
He thought it would be a good plan to
warm up with speeches on the best plans
to pursue, expression of ideas of the
new government and its advantages and
disadvantages. He called on Clarence
Sherrill, president and general manager
of the Sherrill-Itussell Lumber Co., and
Sherrill-King Mill and Lumber Co., who
spoke in glowing terms of the govern
ment. The essence of his address was
as follows:
"I am an ordinary, plain business
man. I am an empfc3'er, in conjunc
tion with my partners, of 100 men, per
haps ,200, whose combined families
number alout 500. Thoee men arc in
terested in Paducah and therefore I am
interested in tbem. I would not en
dorse or promulgate a government not
beneficial to them. I am in favor of
Commission government because it is
modern." ,
Here Mr. Sherrill reviewed the origin
of commission government at Galves
ton, Tex., during the great flood there
tn 1900, details of which are familiar to
many citizens, for it was at this crucial
tima that a committee of representative
men of Galveston took affairs in charge
ter in a surprisingly successful manner.
This particular instance gave birth to
commission government and its growth,
has been remarkable.
Continuing he said:
"The great good done iu Paducah by
a few men and women during the flood
last spring was an example of what can
be done by a few persons. Everybody
familiar with details knows what was
accomplished in Paducah at that trying
time. : v '. '
"Concentration in city government is
powerful as in all other things, in soci
ety, in religion. Is 'it possible for a
bouse divided against itself to stand, a
family, a church, a Bocial organization,
or a government? All must fall."
He compared the population of a city
to a family, urging congeniality and
unison in fight, when results would be
obtained. .
"The spirit of competition among '
business men in Paducah is different
than in any other city, because we are
non-productive. Paducah is the most
beautifully located city in the country,
and while it may not be a great city it
is destined to be a large distributing
point." H6 spoke of the differentials
iu freight rates that had been a big
drawback to the city, but said they
soon would be adjusted and would prove
4 big help.
I am not here to endorse or con
demn the present administration. I
call on you to throw your whole life,
your whole efforts and your whole power
into this movement to convert individu
als to commission form of government. "
He said some of his employes thought
tho new government a scheme for cer
tain men to.get hold of the reins of gov
ernment, work for their own interests
and make life hard for the laboring
man. This is tho element, he said, we
have to educate.
Brains, he said, was at the head of
the commission government movement
in the United States, meutioning that
President Woodrow Wilson was presi
dent of the Short Ballot Association,
He asked the question, "If Wilson finds
it good, why is it hot good enough for
Paducah." -
In conclusion Mr. Sherrill said before
the audience left the theatre he hoped
to sec every man on his feet pledging
himself and his money for commission
government.
Fine Corn.
II. O. Ilea, Jf., tit ' well known
young agriculturist, has a crop of corn
that beats the world. This is his own
corn and he wants it understood that
he farmed it. On four and one-half
acres of ground he gathered 114 J bush
els of corn, being 25j barrels to the
acre. This sounds like old times a few
better. Nobody need say anything about
the falling off of the corn yield in Obion
County to Henry.- He has solved tho
problem, and if you will pay. him enough
to let you in .on the ground floor he will
fi x you p in good styW

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