Reduced Rates to the Short Course.
Tbe Short Course in progress at the
; State Agricultural College, Knoxville,
will continue through February, and
instead of General Agriculture and Live
Stock, which are being taught this
month, tbe subjects will be Dairying
And Horticulture. The new course be
gins Feb. 1 and continues to Feb. 27,
the classes in the different subjects al
ternating each day, so that a student
will be able to take all the work in both
Dairying and Horticulture.
In the Dairy course instruction will
be given in milk production and ma
nipulation, butter and cheese making,
feeding and care of dairy cattle, and
general dairy farming.
In the Horticultural course the in
struction will be on soils and fertilizers
for truck and fruit, selection of site,
pruning, grafting, spraying, and gen
eral orchard management. The lec
tures will be amply illustrated by prac
tice in the dairy and orchard.
There will be reduced rates on tbe
railroads for those who wish to attend
these courses. Tickets will be on sale
Jan. 30 and 31 and Feb. 1, good return
ing until March 2. The courses are
free, and there are no entrance require
ments or examinations. Everybody
interested is invited.
H. A. Morgan, Dean,
College of Agriculture, University of
Ocean Freight Rates Advanced.
Washington, Jan. 25. Evidence of
extraordinary advances in trans-Atlantic
freight rates since tbe outbreak of the
European war, amounting in some in
stances to 900 and even 1,150 per cent,
was presented to the Senate to-day in a
joint report from Secretaries McAdoo
"While this report is being written,"
the statement says, "information is re
ceived that rates are higher than those
given in some of the tables presented,
and that even at these extraordinary
figures it is difficult to obtain cargo
space for earlier sailings than March
The report contains numerous tables
of rates on various commodities from
American to European ports and sum
marizes the principle advances since
The report declares that in one year,
if American exports maintain the De
cember, 1914, level, the increased rates
will make a charge of $216,224,400 on
American shippers and that if the im
ports be included on the same basis of
calculation, tbe amount would reach
the sum of $311,864,400, or 141.6 per
cent over the usual cost. If normal
rates are taken in conjunction with the
abnormal on. the December basis the
freight charges on both exports and
imports in a year would make the grand
total of $532,110,000.
The report contains several score let
ters from business men over the coun
try declaring their inability to get bot
tom8 for their freight, and charging
discrimination by such carriers as are
in business against freight that pays a
low rate and the breaking of contracts
by at least one of the big trans-Atlantic
The report concludes with an argu
ment in favor of the ship purchase bill
in which the Senate is reminded that
such unusual freight charges, if con
tinued, may result in creating a big bal
ance of trade against this nation.
Fayette County Officers Wounded
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 26. Sheriff
J. T. Jordan, aged 45, and Special Dep
uty David Dobbins, aged 30, were shot
and seriously wounded this morning at
11 o'clock in a pitched battle with
Henry Roberts, aged 20, at a point
four miles east of Somerville in Fay
Sheriff Jordan was shot once in the
abdomen and once in the mouth with
pistol bullets. Deputy Dobbins re
ceived several bullets in the abdomen
and is not expected to live.
The officers' went into the country to
serve a warrant on Henry, John and
Charley Roberts. It is alleged that
Henry lay in ambush for the officers
with the assistance of Charley, aged
21, and a third man.
Two years ago Charley Roberts es
caped from the State Industrial School
at Nashville. He was assisted in mak
ing his get-away by his brother, John
The case was dropped and tbe brothers
bad since made their home near the
scene of to-day's shooting.
The nature of the new charges against
the Roberts boys has not been ascertained.
The Loyal Order of Moose.
Last week we told you something of
what the Union City lodge is doing, so
now let us give you a few things for
which the order stands.
The Loyal Order of Moose is a f ra
ternal order of great magnitude, al
though quite young.
From a small beginning in tbe year
1906, f.om a membership of 241 char
ter members, it has grown to be an
order of some three-fourths of a mil
lion. The order has built and is now
maintaining a home at Mooseheart, 111
We own 2,000 acres of land, fertile and
beautiful, located in tbe Fox River Val
ley, and the value of the same is said
to be $500 per acre, with an option of
2,000 acres more. This farm is stocked
with the best of the different kinds of
valuable stock, besides the large sum of
money that is invested in schools, dor
mitories, factories and such like, with a
fine system of sewerage, water and light
plant, with modern sidewalks.
This home has been prepared for the
purpose of taking care of the orphan
children of the deceased members when
they are not able to care for themselves
These orphans not only get the best of
instruction in books but are taught
other things that will enable them to
battle successfully with tbe affairs of
life. They are taught to work and also
instructed in different trades and pro
fessions. It is the purpose of the order,
and it is doing it at the present, to give
the aged member a home when old age
comes on the member having no one to
take care of him in his declining years
Twenty-five cents of the dues each quar
ter is appropriated to defray the ex
penses of this home. This amounts to
one dollar per year for each member.
There are several hundred children in
this home at this time, and they are
getting the practical part of an educa
tion taught books and other things,
and are also, in some instances, proving
themselves to be quite efficient in vari
ous lines of work.
Cottages are being built whenever
needed for aged people who come to
the home, and the children are also
looked after like the parents, and are
given all necessary attention for their
varied wants. These old Deorjle are
made to feel at home and do not feel
like they are objects of charity; in fact
are not, but this home is made for them
and the orphans of deceased members.
It is a home in every sense of the word.
As to our home in Union City, we
can truthfully say that it is in every
way one into which the most elegant!
and refined can go and are made to feel
that the atmosphere is pure and whole
some, for strict decorum and the best
of order prevail at all times,
Some of the older members have for
some time felt that a Y. M. C. A
our city was very much needed, but for
some reason the matter has not been
considered as yet and we are striving to
make this order as far as possible equal
in all respects to a Y. M. C. A., and are
glad to say that our dream has almost
The "Reds" and the "Blues,"
which we spoke last week, are doing a
good work and many names have al
ready been added to our list of mem
bers, and we hope when they come to
see you they will be able to enlist you
in this noble work, for such we think it
to be. We- now have nearly 200 mem
bers and hope to make it 300 in a 'very
short time; that is, before the close of
this contest. Yours in
P. A. & P
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Joints that ache, muscles that are
drawn or contracted should be treated
with BALLARD'S 8NOW LINIMENT.
It penetrates to the spot where it is
needed and relieves suffering. Price
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Just for To-Day.
(By Samuel Wilberforce.)
Lord, for to-morrow and its needs,
I do not pray;
Keep me, my God, from stain of sin,
Just for to-day.
Let me both diligently work
And duly pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed, ,
Just for to-day.
Let me no wrong or idle word
Set Thou a seal upon my lips,
Just for to-day.
Let me in season, Lord, be grave,
In season gay;
Let me be faithful to Thy grace,
Just for to-day.
In pain and sorrow's cleansing fires
Brief be my stay;
Oh, bid me if to-day I die,
Come home to-day.
So, for to-morrow and its needs
I do not pray, .
But keep me, guide me, love me, Lord,
Just for to-day.
Minister Fights Capital Punishment
Pine Bluff, Ark., Jan. 25. Rev.
C. C. Cline, pastor of the First Chris
tian Church in Pine Bluff, will con
duct a personal lobby In the State
Legislature against a bill to abolish
"I believe in the old Mosaic law
of 'an eye for an eye and a tooth for
a tooth,' " the minister said in dis
cussing his stand. "Six States,
among them New York and Wiscon
sin, abolished capital punishment.
rne increase or crime was so enor
mous that the electric chair was re
it is not justice that a man can
kill another in cold blood and then
be kept in comparative comfort for
the rest of hia life at the expense of
The Veil of Secrecy. .
"What happens when an' irresist
ible force meets an immovable
VNob&dy knows. You can't get
anything definite past the censors."
Highwayman in Paducah.
Paducah, Ky., Jan. 27. The busi
ness section of the city was thrown into
commotion early this afternoon when
W. B. St. John, of Fulton, Ky., in mod
ern bandit style, drove up to the First
National Bank in ataxicab and attempt
ed to rob it by poking a long pistol
through a cage and demanding that
Assistant Cashier George Warfield hand
him the large pile of money laying on
the latter's counter. Warfield eneaeed
the robber in conversation while Cashier
Nolan Vanculin, approaching from the
rear, grabbed St. John and disarmed
him, with the assistance by bystanders.
An alarm sent to the police station
brought patrolmen and detectives quick
ly to the bank, and St. John was ar
rested and placed in the county jail.
St. John was intoxicated, according
to'policemen, who believe he had read
of such robberies, and thought he could
perpetrate one successully. His only
"I pulled a bone."
The Warrant issued against St. John
charges attempted bank robbery.
Card of Thanks,
We tender our heartfelt thanks to the
dear friends who were so kind to us dur
ing the illness of Mrs. Sara Ferrell. To
those who aided and assisted us we are
deeply grateful, and may you be remem
bered by the Giver of all Good Gifts.
Miss Mattie Ferrell,
Miss Lena Ferrell.
Thomas Ferrell. J
Mrs. Melvin Neely.
Call 150 for coal of any kind.
Train at Hickman.
Hickman, Ky., Jan. 27. The Mil
lers, Joe Cantillon's well-known base
ball club, will train again here this sea
son and will possibly all get in training
here some time in March. This was
decided a few days ago when the mer
chants and business men of Hickman
contributed sums of money sufficient to
insure their coming. Mr. Cantillon has
his winter home here. Mr. Cantillon
has also trained his Millers here three
different times, up until last spring,
winning the pennant the same three
When they last trained here a ball
"There really must be something
in this mental telepathy."
"I keep thinking of Charley all
day long. That must influence him,
don't you see, for he .calls me up
every little while:"
Having qualified as administrator of
the estate of T. F. Scott, deceased, all
persons having claims against said estate
are hereby notified to file the same with
me within 60 days, as required bv law.
and those indebted to tbe estate are noti
fied to call and settle same as snnn na
park was bought east of town and a new possible. This January 25, 1915. v
grand stand built, thus insuring the
Millers safety from any possible spring
flood, their park being flooded one sea
son in West Hickman while in training.
Cure Hog Cholera.
The word cure" is seldom used in
connection with hog cholera. Why?
Because of tbe frequent failures
we use the word cure" and guarantee
that A. B. Thomas' Hog Powders will
cure 90 hogs out of 100. The record
to-day is a little over . 95 out of every
1UU, so we guarantee VU.
We don't care what others may think
or say. We know what we are doing
and will sell you B. A. Thomas' Hog
Powder guaranteeing that it will save
nine out of ten hogs. It is medicine
straight medicine. It is because it's
straight medicine that it cures 95 times
in 100. For sale by Frank C. Weh
A 11 11.1.
su persons indebted to us
by account or past due note
will please call and settle same.
A change in our firm and a
pressing need of the money
makes it imperative that we
close up all of our outstanding
business at once. We trust
this extension of credit has
been an accommodation to you,
for we are only too glad to give
it when it is in our power.
R. F. TISDALE & SON.
COLDS & LaGRIPPE
5 or 6 doses 666 will break
any case of Chills & Fever, Colds
& LaGrippe: it acts on the liver
Eut better than Calomel and does not
iripe or 6icken. Price 25c.
Notice to Creditors of Henry A.
Jas. H." Wise, Adm'r. et als. vs.
. Mary Lee Wise.
In Chancery Court at Union City,
All persons having claims or de
mands against the estate of Henry
A. Wise, deceased, are hereby order
ed to come forward and file such
claims or demands by petition in
this cause accompanied by proper
cost bond on or by the tMrst Mon
day of March, 1915, or the same
will be forever barred and excluded
from the benefits of this proceeding.
This order will be published for
four consecutive weeks in The Com
mercial, a weekly newspaper pub
lished In Union City, Tenn.
This Jan. 16, 1915. v
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