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Mrs. Berryhil!, Editor; Kindly report as early as con- Telephone 140. , lenient. .(.-, " Right Around Ua. Just imagines a" Denver, Colorado, ballot sheet printed in the Russian language, and, you will comprehend why the Czar does not favor universal suf rage. ' , f ".' Mr. Carnegie says that he has a strain of Bohemianism, in birri, . The under standing that a true Bohemian is a happy-go-lucky person who never has . more than thirty cents in bis pants pocket, even in his wildest moments of luxury, leads one to believe to that Mr. Carnegie's. Bohemian strain is" on the weak tea order. .," ' ' The Kaiser's ability to look wounded in spirit over the charges of plundering and devastation, indirectly laid on him, shows bis capacity as a leading states man. ' , . - A Nashville man stole a brass horn the other day end was immediately ar rested. Perhaps he blew on it. ' Burglars entered the home of a chief . of police of a Tennessee city last week. The extent of their loss has not been reported. - If the State Democratic party wants to get together in the next election it ' should start now, for the different fac tions have a long way to travel. The report that Duke Ernest of Cum berland, the 'Kaiser's son-in-law, is afraid of his cook, may just be a bid for the American husband's sympathy. A dairy lunch is the only kind of restaurant, the idea is, where you can sit opposite a lady without paying for her food. The president of the Mother's Club in Knoxville made a rousing speech on "Shall We Spank Our Children?" yesterday.- This should be an interesting subject for most of us who have been spanked during childhood as far back as we can remember. It is mere hypocrisy for-our mothers to tell us that they, trust us implicity and then go bide the cakes and goodies before Christmas. -; ,v. ,.y $ " A sure sign Liat poker is the oldest game going is that Noah drew to pairs and got a full house. The 'moralists say that poverty may be a blessing in disguise, but the trouble is that the blessing is too small and the disguise is too large. ; Three babys who arrived in Union City on the first of the month are named Bill. That is what one might call double entendre. People should give others credit for having some wit.' For instance look at the bright thing Johnny Nixon got off yesterday. He was playing in bis usual calm, interesting way at Dahnke's and two boys in' the crowd were having a discussion as to who wrote the music. "Who wrote that, John?" one asked Nevin." Is be composing yet?" "Nope, he's decomposing," replied the musician cooly, aud went on with his playing. " , a With Apologies to Mother Goose. ' - Solomon Grundy Hesitated Monday One-stepped Tuesday Tangoed Wednesday i Lame-ducked Thursday Maxixed Friday Half-and-halfed Saturday And (as there was nothing to learn except La Furiana, which isn't popular yet) Bested on Sunday This is the end of Solomon Grundy. Big Muddy washed nut coal is best for cooking. Call 150. Union City Ice & Coal Co. MONEY TO LOAN I am authorized to take applications for loans on improved farm lands in Obion County, Tennessee, in sums of $ 1 ,000 and up for term of 5 years, drawing interest at 6 per cent, payable semi-annually. Apply At Once. W. E. HUDGINS Phones Office 143; Residence 589 Union City, Tenni Why Pay High . for Your We are in Onion City and have a complete stock of STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, and are offering these people the same high-grade goods at the same prices made by our numerous stores, located at Memphis and other cities. Call and look and ask the price. That's what we are here for, Complete price list on request. It might not be amiss to re mind you of the fact that 16 ounces make one pound. 18 Pounds Granulated Sugar for $1.00 CO-OPERATIVE STORES CO. . The Indoor Window Box. . The indoor' window box, properly planned and tended, will afford much pleasure and satisfaction to the bouse wife who misses her ont-of-door garden during the winter months. . It is a mis taken notion that plants" when kept in living rooms use up certain elements of the air in such quantities as to make it unhealthful for individuals using the room. It is much harder on plants to be in a room with people than for peo pie to be in a room with growing plants Plants, indeed, use, air, but use such a small proportion that the effect of the plant in the room is negligible if the rootii is ventilated at all. This also holds good for cut flowers or plants in a sick room, although the odor of some flowers may be depressing to the pa tient, and bad for that reason. A, good depth for an indoor window box is about 12 inches. The bottom of the box should be covered with stones and broken pottery to give drainage and this should be covered by a layer of moss to prevent the soil' above from working down through the stones. The drainage aud moss should take up about three inches. ' She greater the body of soil above the moss the more uniform it may be kept as to moisture. The soil should come to within an inch and a half or two inches of the top of the box. The indoor wipdow box should be made to fit into the window.- To get as much light as possible it should be level with the window. It may be fastened with brackets or placed on a table, or have legs made for it. There Bhould be a drip pan beneath to keep water from soiling the floor. The box may rest directly above the drip pan on legs half an inch to an inch high or the box may be water-tight with the exception of a hole at one end to let out the water. The top of the soil should be allowed to brfcome quite dry once in a while. The results of watering will teach the owner to regulate the supply. Boxes may need watering in sunshiny weather (especially toward spring) every day, or at least every other day; iu cloudy mid winter weather not more than once a week. As a rule it is better to water lightly and frequently than heavily and infrequently. . The specialist of the de partment advises this, although just the reverse is considered best when water ing is done out of doors in the summer. FOR WINDOW J. A. COBLE . ENLOE CHILES .JOE ROGERS' DAN GLENN Union City, Tenn. Washington Street Opposite Post office H. WILBANKS Manager Union City Tenn. $1 Pays for The Commercial 1 Year ONE YEAR $1.75 SIX MOS. Courier -.Journal Daily by mail, not Sunday During January and February only Regular Annual Bargain Period Limited to these two months Just One-half Regular Price , Subscription orders at this rate will be accepted only when sent through regular Courier-Jouonal Agent in this district or to , Courier-Journal Company, Louisville, Ky, FOLIAGE, NOT FLOWERS BOX. A large proportion of tbe plants in a window box should be of the same gen eral character if tbe growth is to be suc cessful. Plants of different character need dmerent treatment. It is very difficult to raise iioweriug plants in a window box with the exception of be gonias. Ordinary lowering plants are very exacting, and will not find enough light in the ordinary living room, even though placed near the window, al though they may do well in a con servatory. The main object of an in door window box is to furnish the fresh appearance of growing green leaves rath er than to raise flowers indoors. The department's specialist makes tbe following suggestions for a window box: Begonias are one of the most attrac tive plants that may be used for an in door box. Both flowering and non flowering varieties will give satisfaction; in fact,' the flowering variety is one of the few plants that will blossom indoors without special cultivation. The be gonia is not very particular in its re quirements and will flourish with ordi nary care. Small ferns obtained from a florist will flourish. These are particularly adapted to house culture, as they do not require direct sunlight. (Care of ferns will be described in greater detail in a subsequent article.) Even more hardy than ferns is the foliage plant known as the aspidistra. This adaptable plant-growth will stand a measure of neglect, drouth and dust and still thrive. It does not require di rect sunlight. Geraniums may also be used as foli age plants,- though they must not be expected to blossom in the window box. Kenilwortb ivy may be planted along the edge. It will grow nicely from seed. Smilax may be grown from the back of the box and trained up about the window to give tbe effect of an attrac tive bower. The inexperienced grower of plants indoors can not expect to do well with roses. These plants are most exacting, and not only will they probably jail to flwer, but also their foliage may be affected by mildew, blight, etc. America's Christmas. In the observance of Christmas as we see it to-day there is a goodly mixture of Christian and pagan customs. The eggngfbowl of the present time is the wassail bowl of pagan celebration days. The Yule log, it is said, was burned to mark the period of the holiday of slaves in Eastern countries centuries before the American slaves planned the prolonga tion of their holiday by cutting a "gum" log green and soaking it in the creek for a week before the Yuletide. Mistletoe was held sacred by the Druids in Eng land in ancient times, and was used in Celtic and Teutonic celebrations before the introdution of Christianity. The custom of exchanging presents is de rived from heathen usage, and charity to the poor was practiced upon celebra- iou days iu the ancient pagan countries. ine unnstmas tree, now so-called, is traced back to the Romans, and reached England through Germany. The send ing of Christmas cards by way of greet ing is a modern development of the an nual observance of Christmas, and from the point of view of the countless thou sands who like to show an interest in their friends, but feel hardly able to ex hibit it by sending presents, it marks improvement upon the ways of the ancients. America's social observance of Christ mas will be marked by obedience to the customs which time has consecrated, and which many persons regarded as "Christian." A very different observ ance of Christmas is seen in Bethlehem. There Christians gather to celebrate the birth of the Saviour with solemnity and humility, and in a spirit of deep grati tude, where a marble trough is shown under crystal and silver lamps as the manger in which Jesus was laid after his birth. Here a gold star inlaid in marble is kissed by the lips of an endless stream of pious pilgrims. In this atmosphere of sanctity there is no thought of ming ling pagan jollity with Christian worship which celebrates the Redeemer. America, a great country enjoying the blessings of peace, democracy, re ligious freedom, temporal prosperity, high civilization and enlightenment, should celebrate the Christmas of 1914 in a spirit appropriate to the significance of the occasion. A Christmas celebra tion in the warring European countries will be held while the chief doctrine of the Christian religion is being violated by a civilization which has turned back the hands of the clock to the period of pagan barbarism. In America we should be thankful that our celebration may be less a mockery, aud we should earnestly pray for a continuance of Christian peace. Louisville Courior Journal. . Reduced Rates. The railroads of the State are offer ing a rate of one fare for the round trip to Knoxville on account of the Short Course to be held at the University of Tennessee. The course begins Jan. 4 and ends Feb. 27. Instruction will be given the first, month in General Agri culture and Live Stock, and the second month in Dairying and Fruit and Truck Growing. There will also be lectures and practice in Rural Engineering. Tickets will be on sale Jan. 2 to 4 and again Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Tbe Short Course is free, and there are no entrance requirements or examinations. This is a great opportunity to get both scientific and practical instruction on farm subjects. Ragged wounds are painful and cause much annoyance. If not kept clean they fester and become runniug sores. BALLARD S SNOW LINIMENT is an antiseptic healing remedy for such Cases. Apply it at night before going to bed aud cover with a cotton cloth bandage. It heals in a few days. Price 25c, 50c and $1.00 per bottle. Sold by Oliver's Red Cross Drug Store. advt There is more Catarrh in this section of the country than all other diseases put together, and until the last few yean was sup-xsed to be in curable. For a treat many year doctors pro nounced it a local disease and prescribed local remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, pronounced it incurable. Science has proven Catarrh to be a constitutional disease, and therefore requires constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only consti tutional cure on the market. It is taken inter nally. It acts directly on the blood and raucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred dollars tor any case it fails to cure. Send for cir culars and testimonials. Address: F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, Ohio, Sold by Drug-fists, 75c. Take Hall Family Pills for constipation. A movement will be launched Janu ary 3 by the Prohibitionists to obtain 5,000,000 names to petitions pledging the siguers not to support any party that does not have nation-wide prohi bition as a platform plank. President Wilson gave each of the White House employes a turkey as'a Christmas gift. He played Santa Claus for his grandniece Christmas day when all of his daughters were with him. That the United States needs a world market irrespective of wars and that the Democratic Administration will give the country this, was the statement of Vice President Marshall. In spite of the European war the centenary celebration of the Ghent Peace Treaty will be observed in the United States. The Government investigation of the alleged German plot to destroy the French steamer Rochambeau has been begun. Coal Coke Wood Call Tel. 150. CHARLES WARD UPHOLSTERER ' 0 High-Class work in Furniture 1 Repairing and Refinishing. First-Class . Work Guaranteed. Prompt Service. . Leather Work a Specialty Box Couches Made to Order. Concrete Block, Church Street, first door west of Metcalfe' Laundry Telephone 438. Alt W. ADAMS Agents Club House, Lyndon, Charm Canned Goods Heekin's Coffees, Teas and Spices SPOTLESS FLOUR Frank W. Adams "We Deliver the Goods" Telephone 421 306 East Main Street (Cheap fSS UOdl 1 &. m If o st and p i irrt? J Is not necessarily the lowest in price since the value is largely determined by the quality you receive, and if it is ; FREE FROM DIRT of all kinds. We guarantee our coal to be of the best quality, and at the end of winter will prove the cheap est, because it will go the farthest u1 ELVIN COAL CO. Telephone No. 11.