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DEPUTY STATE VETERINARIAN Office at Stone & Corum'a Livery Barn Phone 220 UNION CITY. TENN. k3. C, BURDICK 4 Wholesale and Retail Reelfoot Lake and Mississippi River Fish Game Oysters in Season. New location, East Main Street Hone l&J UNION CITY. TEI it- : THE NAILUNG HOSPITAL THIRD YEAR A Modern Surgical Institution. Graduate Nuraea in Attendance. DR. W.A. NAILLING.... ISurgeon MRS. L. E, RODECKER R.N Supt Union City, Tenn. Phone 41. Tlis Ti hi Glufk Trcnsfcr jr. i. claru -'.6WNER AND PROPRIETOR 'i UNION CITY. TENN. ; jtisiness solicited. Baggage a specially Phone 258-W i. JAKE H. PARK r)ENTIST of G&om 1, Naillinp- Building No4PHONE 136 Hun- &NION CITY. TENNESSEE j,nthly Contributors to Bed Cross. Below are several names handed je reporter who have offered to heln ' ,'ihe great cause by their monthly do- T. . II - T7 - i - 1 . A It J 1 1 J naiiuuB. especial aiieuuuu in cttuou to the noble and munificent gift of Capt. O. Dircks who, though not an American citizen, strictly speaking, 'gave his check for a year's monthly ' contributions in advance, namely $48. The chapter thanks him as well as all other helpers for their patriot Ism and beneficence. . . Amount previously reported.! 95.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 . 1.00 1.00 4.00 New Subscribers ...... Fred Dahnke ......... Mrs. Fred Dahnke. . . . . . John Cox Mrs. F. W. Moore. . . Mrs. W. M. Naming...,., Dora Petty , O. Dircks ............ Total contributions ...... f 107.00 St. Louis Live Stock Market. 6000, To-day's receipts: Cattle hogs 10500, sheep 1800. Cattle: To-day's market was spirited from start to finish and there was not a class of killing stuff from canners on up to the best grades of yearling butcher cattle and, beef steers but what moved over the scales In the best manner, at an advance of 15 to 25 cents per hundred weight compared with last week's close. Hogs: Market 10 to 15 cents higher on all good hogs; top $16.85; choice hogs ISO pounds up $16.40 to $16.85; mixed hogs 160 pounds up $16 to $16.40; pigs 125 to 150 pounds $14.75 to $15.25; 100 to 125 pounds $18.75 to $14.50; peewee pigs $10 to $12.50; best roughs $16 Sheep: Market 25 centB higher. Good to choice lambs $16.50 to $17; medium to good $15 50 to $16.50. Fat sheep $11.25 to $11.75; choppers $8.50 to $9; canners $5.50 to $6.50. Goats $6.60 to $8; kids $ to $11.50. Monday, Dec. 31. AflHl SIC1BS MY GAVE mm And She Soon Got Her Strength Back work. New Castle,' Ind. "The measles left me run down, no appetite, could not rest at night, and I took a severe cold which settled on my lungs, so I was unable to keep about my house- My doctor advised me to take Vinol. and six bottles restored my health so I do all my housework, in cluding washing. Vinol is the best . medicine I ever used. Alice Record, 437 So. nth St, New Castle, Ind. We guarantee this wonderful cod liver and iron tonic, Vinol, for all f wcak, run-down, nervous conditions. Oliver's Drug Store, Union City, Tenu. cOCAL AND PERSOWAU Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mathes, of Jonesboro. Ark., were her for the holidays in the home of Mrs. Mathes' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Alexander. Mr. Fred Maveety, with "the Sing er Sewing Machine Co., Murfrees- boro, Tenn.v was a holiday visitor in the city with relatives and friends. Mr. Lecnidas Holland, who has been in Rives, stopped Sunday in Union City en route to his home In Greenfield. Ho was accompanied by Mr. Warren. D. W. Bryant, of Nashville, was In the city last week mingling with old- time friends here. Uncle Dave is con nected with the management of the State prison. Mr. Ralph Quinn, who has seen service in France since September, has had another promotion and is now sergeant in the ambulance corps, headquarters Paris. S. E. Allmond is making arrange ments to leave for Chicago 4n a few days to take a post graduate course in optics. ""When he returns he will go into that business. -. . Mr. and Mrs. Guy Johnson and children have returned to Portland, Oregon, after spending several months visiting Mrs. Johnson's moth er, Mrs. Parlie Harpole. " Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Davidson, of Lubbock, Texas, and A. C. Davidson, wife and baby, of Groonville, Miss., are In the city this week visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davidson. . Miss Alice Lee Reynolds has gone to Arkansas to visit with her sister, Mrs. L. P. Garner, at Pine Bluff, and with the family of her brother, Prof. V. L. Reynolds, at Little Rock. Miss Maude Moffatt and Miss Janie Moffatt, Troy, one a student and the other a teacher at Due West, S. C, leave after the holidays for the rest of the, school year at Due West. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Allmond and children, have returned from the vi cinity of Dresden, where they spent the Christmas holidays with Mr, All mond'o sister, Mrs. Cora Harrison. J. W. Herrlng,of Commerce, Mo., one of the big Missouri farmers, was holiday "visitor here with relatives and friends. Mr. Herring always keeps The Commercial in his home, Gen. W. H. Swiggart, Jr.," and family left this week for Nashville. Gen. Swiggart la getting the records ready for Supreme Court, which holds its next sittings in the Capital City. H. E. Olive, with the Seaport Gro cery Co., Savannah, Ga., writes us to forward The Commercial. . Mr. Olive is an ofd-time friend and reader of the paper and wants to hear from home. , , . , C. Dl-Moss, Pherril Kirkman, W. P. Rogers, Gus Carter, Pearce Cald well, William Turner, Vernon Ver hine and Will D. Webster attended the opening dance at the Usona In Fulton Wednesday nTght. Dr. John Hill, teacher of French and Spanish In the University of In diana, and his mother, Mrs. H. L. Hill, of Dresden, were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mosler during the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Harris and son, who have been located at Marys- ville, Tenn., in which part of the! State Mr. Harris has been completing somo extensive bridge contracts, were here last week as holiday visitors. Mr. and Mrs, Clarence Purcoll, of Portageville, Mo., were in the city last week as visitors with relatives and friends. Mr. Purccll has been a resident of Missouri ' for twenty years and a mighty good citizen and farmer. Mrs. Arch Johnson, of Benton, 111., who has been visiting relatives and friends in Union City, has returned to Illinois. Mr. Johnson, formerly of this city, is now manager of the Benton Standard, a weekly paper at that place. Dr. I. Glosson returned Monday from Chattanooga where he attended the meetings of Tennessee and the Southeastern Veterinary Medical As sociations. The meetings were held at the Patten Hotel Dececmber 27, 28 and 29. - ' Those visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Duren on the 26th ult. were Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Mabry, Mr.' and , Mrs. Clarence Purcell, Mr. antf. Mrs. W. W. Mays. Mr. Pierce Epperson, of Carlo, 111., Misses Ola Pjtty and Hazelle Mays. The friends are indeed glad to know that Miss Floyd, one of the teachers in the City Schools, has re turned to her room at Mrs. John Dahnke's from Nallllng's Hospital, gradually recovering from an Illness which required an operation. Mr. Geo. L. Porter, of St. Louis, was in the city lest week mingling with friends. Mr. Porter tells us that his son, Thos. H., who has been in the Leland Stanford University, will be in the University of Missouri, and Robert A. McConnell Is in the U S. Army service with the Ambu lance Corps, Medical Department, Al lentown, Pa. "With the Color." , Dear mother, dad and all: Thought I would write and tell you about soldier's life. I did not get my ap pointment with Sousa because there was no more vacancies with him, and I am glad of it now, because I a:n with the Fifth Cavalry Band with three Roswell boys, two of them are brothers, the Young boys. They play clarinet. Tell Ella the other one Is Glenn McCoy, the boy that plays vio lin. We have a 38-piece band and it .Is some band three bass players (two B fiats and myself on E flat), five slido trombones, four French horn men, two baritones, two drums, four saxophones, six cornets, eight clarinets, flute, piccolo and two bas soons. This is what I call some in strumentation full deep chords and harmony. The band leader's name Is kV Cain and . he sure is a fine old gentleman, and somo musician. He has had this band for 17 years -and some of the men have boen with him twelve years and ray Jhey will never leave as long as he is here. Tell dad we played a concert on the parade ground to-wlght and this was the program: March, "Stars and Stripes Forever." Overtures, "Zam- pa." "William Tell." Waltz, "Wed ding of the WInda." March, "Chicago Tribune." This is a protty good pro gram for beginners. It Is the best band here, end there are six and all good ones, but wo are the only one not in tents. . - . We have a fine brick building facing the big parade ground. It was the fort gymnasium, and they made it into band headquarters. We have little single iron bedsteads with good springs, thick mattress, two double army wool blankets and a thick comfort for the top cover. We sure can sleep warm. Tho room is 75 by 100 feet with ten big windows, two big swing doors in tho north and couth side. The door on the south leads into the toilet and bath room and from the bath room you go into the barber shop. On the north is the dining room and tho kitchen, All of this is under ons roof. So you see it is some building. There is a nice lawn Cnd sidewalk around it The stable and horses are Just across the street back of us, with 40 horses in one long barn. Every man has his own horoo and equipment. Every horse, saddle, bridle, blanket, and everything, Is Just alike. Wo go by numbers on - everything. Well, I have . explained my surroundings, will now tell you m duties. They talk about Intensive training every where. Well, that does not seem to apply to this band, as they sure have a cinch. - They, very seldom ever carry a gun, Just an army pistol when out on cavalry practice, which I ill ;r " " "' - r- y bl Mil vJF-1 . twnl-i ,.l mi- ii, I.-,-,,- ..in.,! r i mini i I, .. . i m . h.iii.i i.n. . I M , I 1 1 I it M -Wtm ,1 Very SnCy Priori at Only 5 QQ A two-inch continuous post Sirnmons Rolled Steel Bed" that will last a lifetime, in either finish, White Enamel, Vernis Martin, or Oxidized Copper. This is a value you should not miss, as well as many others in Beds, Mat tresses, Springs, Rugs, Rockers, Dining Chairs, Tables, Bedroom Suits, and many other useful things in furniture. . We very cordially invite you to visit our store and inspect the new de signs shown. , , JOEeWADE, pCiPANY lasts, one hour eachday. To begin with we get up at 5:45 for roll call, at 6 we march out the front door in single file, every man in his place, and form a line in front of the quarters. An officer calls out the names and every man answers "here." Then we break ranks, go in the quarters and every man makes up his own bed, everyone the same way, ready for inspection, the sheets, blankets and comfort folded a cer tain way and placed at the head of the bed with the pillow on top. Then every man sweeps around his bed. Then we go to the bath room and wash; then, at 6:30 the breakfast bell rings and we make a rush tor the dining hall. . This morning we had hot cakes, syrup, two eggs, French fried potatoes, bread and coffee. When we finish eating we take the dishes over to a big can and scrape everything left into it and drop the dishes into a big vat, but we do not have to wash them. From 7 to 7:30 wo have sitting up exer cises, and they suro are fine for us From 8 to 9 is cavalry practice. We go to the stable, take our bridle in hand a certfin way, put it on Just so, next the blanket folded Just a certain way, then tho caddie. Now comes the fun. Command, "Company, mount." That's where I had my fun, HEFLEY GROCERY; COMPANY Phone 197 Fancy Groceries Fresh VeptaMes Fresh f,!eats We sell the best the market affords at reasonable prices OUR LEADERS: White Fawn Flour Heinz Can Goods Kingan'a Mams and Bacon I GIVE US A TRIAL but I know "how now. We ride back in one hour, dismount, get comb and brush and groom our horse and lead him back in stall. Wo do not water of feed them, because they have stable men for that. Then band practice from 10 to 11, if the chief wants a practice. But he does not call that every day, so you see that Is all rest from 9 to .12. Then din ner. .More rest until 4:30. Then we get ready to go on the parade ground for guard mount and retreat at 5, lasting until 6, mounted drilling and playing. , It sure looks good. Supper at 6:30. Then comes the concerts at night. We average about three a week, one night at the Y. M C. A., one at headquarters and one down town in El Paso, about 6 miles from the post. But there is no walk ing. We ride and make some show going thru the main streets. I would not care if they had a concert every night, because I sure like to play in this band. 1 don't call this hard work, do youT We have lots of time to read, write, study and run around. If there is no band practice called in the morn ings we can leave and stay away until 4:30. If no concert at night we can leave at 6 and get -back at 11. But if we leave after supper we sure fix our beds before going, because taps blow at 9 and fbo lights are out in the quarters. This is Friday night, 10 o'clock. Glenn McCoy and I are in the bath room, because the lights burn here until 11 p. m. I have not found one single thing that I would kick on, and if I could leavo here now would not do it, be cause I have a good chance to learn something. Have talked with Mr. Cain several times and been to his home twice. He says, from all In dlcations we will be stationed here until summer and probably longer, but he really wants to go to France, for ho says it will Just be a nice trip for us. We will be stationed in the base hospital far bak from the trenches. . -When the ambulances come in with tho wounded two band boys have a stretcher, take them out and carry them in the hospital. In the evenings we will give concerts. So I believe I would like to. go over, and if I do, please don't worry any more than you can help, because I will be in very little danger. , We are-going to havo turkey din ner here Chri3mas, so when you are eating dinner 1 will be eating turkey. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Your son, ELBERT T. McCULLOUGII. Fifth U. S. Cavalry Band. Fort Bliss Texas. BED CROSS NOTES. Card of Thanks. For and on behalf of the entire family we wish to thank our friends for the many courte3lo3 and atten tions shown our beloved mother dur ing her illness and until the last rites were said, and we especially thank Dr. Phelps for hia special at-l tention, and Brothers Scllars and Tlittt Siif. VlnHnMa wltl visit Km 1 forirottpn. Jn MrP.an'of coal a day for Tm Oaugh, Mrs. Will Rob reverse- side are hintsTl While we are not yet in position to make an official report of the mem bership drive made in Obion County we are ready to say that the drive was a wonderful one. The people all over the county responded to the ap peal sent out by Dr. Turner, our worthy chairman. " Mr. J. T. Owen, of Harris, worked thru tho snow and cold bringing in many dollars and names. Mrs. P. G. Browdcr, of Mount Zion neighborhood, mado a splendid representative, as did others who will be mentioned from time to time. Many touching things were called to our attention. One little girl wrote her first check for Red Cross member ship, others paid with pennies they had made in various ways. Fathers, mothers, wives, sisters, brothers and sweethearts all Joinod in order to help some dear ones. The lists se cured during tho drive include every page from Master J. C. Burdick III, six months, to Mrs. Sallie Waddell, aged 86 years. Rives auxiliary doubtless has added the greatest number of new members of any of the auxiliaries. However all the others have worked hard and will likely continue to receive new members for a long while. H. O. Head, Jr., deserves a great deal of praise for his faithful work as campaign manager, as well as does Mr. Edgar Irwin, of the Overland Garage, who so kindly gavo the space and saw to the comfort of those-vi-iting headquarters. W also wish to express thanks to the management of tho Palace Hotel, Red Cross Drug Store, Dahnke's Cafe and the Red Star Drug Co. for cour tesies shown the Red Cross workers; also to F. C. Wehman for the uso or his sedan, to the local papers for thei- many kindnesses as well aa to all others who in any way helped to mako -the great" Red Cross drive a success, Mrs. Cecil Mobs delightfully enter tained 100 of her friends at her home on Exchange street Thuraday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28, with 600 parties. Each guest contributed 50 cents to be donated to the local Red Cross chapter, $56 being received and will be used to buy materials. Mrs. Moss was, as usual, a charming; hostess. The elegant home was beau tiful in holiday attire and the guests all in cheerful mood. After several games were played hot coffee and sandwiches were served. A new auxiliary has been organ ized, the first among the colored peo ple of Obion County. December 23 a committee met with the colored people at the A. M. E. Church and after a few short talks fifteen mem bers Joined, with Mr. David, chair-, man; Vira Davenport, secretary, and Prof. Gilbert, treasurer. It Is ex pected that soon 50 members will be enrolled. ANNIE LITTLE, Secretary. .. - mm m The story of the great war tliat has taken the country by storm, . in appear daily Installments in i 55? . MEMPHIS, TENN. Beginnbg V.zzixh f angary 7 ScrgtsMiior Ooy Einpeys Actual experiences of two and a half years in the first line of battle in France, mt Ml Ml M HOT FICTIOH-HEAL PACTS AND EXPERIENCES of the sol-, dier boys in the midst f f ightirg. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Through News Scimitar agent in your town, cr by mail at 25c a rjronth, $3.00 a year, if you cannot get the paper through a News Scimitar delivery agent S tfUTvVith' Union Citkiiafage. . 1,