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v.. .C--- ' ' , r. H i J J ' (COMMERCIAL .. I : : - :- ; -: '0 NION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1918. ft V i Auiieuce As.' bouss to II 1I.MI. Thcu.uft U. Tit nat t;,is - a, sp V "' ' Un ion City an i ' it the rnmlii' c -moon. Iff. rrtr.tc.fi 5 Ten t:,- i-o ' r t Uee and was litre to ; people In . i.si'f ; r i'1'.ite and to instruct. : ffft campaign f..r tlw -'.j ' . Stamps. Mr. l-r.K'i.'. " t of the I'.ist fuii'iwii . ' ..tunooga, a forn r lwno. .andldate for Co-,-- r cf Ten , a man of vnttrnvirr, unity . "nor. Th-a courthouse is. ? . and as he uufwi leil the cri i atroci ties t f th! German tcu.,t feeling ran lnt i .;e! high. Mr. Preston' spoke mostly ia a conversational tone, but with tHswpr of conviction. . Ha spoke of a number of incident "entlng the church organization of of Oaryvia j savagery, from records 8,1 States, in conference assembled, ,4tn in rest and when j .y he has both tuv accrued interest v'w' .uich to mako hl3 investment, to pay his debt, or to uae his money in whatever way he desires. The entire audience stood up and pledged to support the Government in its war measures. Subscriptions amounting to $5,000 were taken be fore the crowd dispersed. The Union City post office has sold upwards of $30,000 worth, and the prospects of the county taking its allotment of $600,000 are flattering altogether. Mr. Preston said that Obion was so far a long ways ahead of other counties in the State of the same wealth and population. "bM LETTER FROM SGT. RAKKIH SOMEWHERE OVER THERE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL PLANNED FOB SOUTH Want Cumberland Presbyterians Fund of $1,500,000. Cumberland Presbyterians repre- which M e been authenticated, and of the tribute levied against the helpless victims. . He told of the little child whose hands and feet were nailed to a barn door and left to die. . Ho told of the yesterday decided upon the necessity for greater educational facilities for their young people. At the meet ing held at the Central Cumberland Presbyterian Church, South Dudley and Linden, yesterday afternoon. i burning of Children in the presence hey voted to recommend to the gen eral assembly that the sum of $500, 000 be added to the present endow ment of $1,000,000 for the estab lishment of a literary seminary. The original fund of $1,000,000 contemplated the erection and opera tion of a theological institution. The general assembly will meet at Dallas, Texas, during the month of May, and at that time decision will be made as to the location of the seminary. During the afternoon session of frantic mothers and other things as horrible. Mr. Preston Is a financier and dealt a great deal in figures, with which he is more familiar. In con nection with the cost of ; war Mr. Preston said that this country has already appropriated for the war an amount equal to the cost of our Gov crnment since the first year of Presl dent George Washington's adminis tratlon, but that the Government Is more able to bear the expense than My Dear Dad: Your first letter received to-day, and believe me, I am some happy this morning. I find now that you know I am safe and well and have been knowing it ever since I sent you the first cable. I think though you should have let me known before this. I have been very worried about you not knowing my location and whether I arrived safely across or not. We had a won derful time coming across, just enough excitement to keep us guess log what would happen next. I en joyed the trip fine and wasn't a bit sick. The sea is a wonderful bit of creation and certainly makes one think of the grandeur of the world to come when he tries to figure out the intricacies teeming with unex plored creatures. -1 sometimes be lieve I am more or less a philosopher, probably less, but just the same, I received a wonderful lesson from ob serving things on the way, across. I wish I could tell you all the things I did see but I am .afraid they wouldn't interest you as well as just how I am faring and where I am. We are still in England and haven't been to France yet. .We are taking our final course in training, preparatory to going to the front, We came here on Christmas eve and ciousness or uoa. it is true we are fighting for some one who has re peatedly tried to make us her sub jects, yet we are not fighting for her alone, and after we have won this war we will show her who Js who and why. Well, dad, I must stop for this time. I am very glad to know that everything is all right with you and I assure you that I am well and hap py. I am being treated royally and am having a good time, though you probably won't believe me, it is the truth. ' Write me often and remember everything is new to me no matter how old it seems to you. Tell Hunt Roper to write to me real often. If you want to send me something, you can send' me some real American cigarettes and some Prince Albert smoking tobacco. I would appre ciate it more than anything you could send, and something of that sort is about all you can send. Yon don't know how I would enjoy hav: lng some of that good tobacco. We can't smoke the tobacco over here and you can't imagine bow necessary it is for us to have a smoke. Just remember that we are a long ways from home and loved ones and that we, too, have the blues sometimes, and then I know you will set right down and send me a large box of these necessary things. Your loving son, SGT. RUSSELL E. RANKIN, 104th Aero Squadron, Central Fly- TWO SUSPECTS JAILED. all of us are eoinsr to school hnre. taking lessons from men who have lng Scho1' Upavon, Wilts, England. been to theront and understand the conditions over there. So you see we will be very well fortified against the Hun. I am perfectly satisfied I. C. Freight Conductor Arrests Two with the conditions over here and of Suspicious Negroes on Train. .,,. , ' t I Two negroes, giving their names ft was the expense .of the Civil War. number of addresses were made by If the cost of the war to the United . States be estimated at $20,000,000, 000 it will be Just ten per cent of our national resources which are es tiroated at $200,000,000,000. The Civil War cost $4,000,000,000, which was one-fifth, or twenty per cent, of, the national resources when the war broke out. So the present war, , if It costs us no more than twenty billions of dollars, will be only half the burden in money that the Civil War was. It will make our national debt very large, it is true, but com pared to our resources It can ' be easily carried. Make a comparison in small figures. Suppose a man is . worth $2,000. In the ratio given , above he could easily afford to bor row $200. But .our Government can afford, to spend half our national resources rather than to suffer the humiliation of Prussian power and oppression Then why haggle over the appro priation of a few billions when that may save the lives of our soldiers and protect our bomes from things worse than death and defeat. . One very important point made In the address, and one with which a great majority of citizens were not familiar even up to the present. was the fact proven that Ger many had been preparing for the . conquest of Europe and the Western World for many years. In levying tribute for the collection of indem . nity blanks were produced all print- ed complete, with nothing left to be filled In but date, amount and sig nature. Even the names of the countries had been printed, and the blanks showed that they had been printed Just seven years beforo the "... war broke out. Those who read the Gerard letters will remember that the Crown Prince of Germany had many years before the war related to a famous woman of international character his ambition to conquer Europe and America and to become the supreme dictator of the world, and showed her his apartment in the palace de voted to the study of his plans, equipped for that purpose with maps, models, etc. v---."---' Concluding his address Mr. Pres ? ton urged the purchase of War Sav , lng aud Thrift Stamps. He urged , the people to devote their savings to this work. IIo advised and coun seled tka turning of wasteless ex penditure into this channel. The : purchase of War Savings and Thrift Stamps will not cripple anybody. It will be a gilt-edge investment, and the beauty of it, go our friend, Mr, H. T. Robinson, sr.ys, and it is a fact, that the Government will return the money when calle.l for after ten-days leaders of the Cumberland Church Dr. N. J. Finney, president of the Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn, spoke on "Our Educational Ideals, D. M. McAnulty, of Bollvari took for his subject "Our Resources," ' Rev Hugh S. McCord, of Marshall, Mo spoke on the "Value of a Plan." The conference ended last night with a special musical service for the public, conducted under the supervision of Miss Emma Adams director of the choir of the Central Cumberland Presbyterian Church Rev. J. W. Stiles, of Hopkinsville Ky., addressed the meeting on "Sys tematic Christianity." The conference was attended by representatives of the church thru out this section of the south and was under the active direction of Rev. James M. McLeskey, pastor of the local church. Letter From Jackson. Having enjoyed a pleasant spell or weather ana witnessed many planting gardens, we entertain hope that the long-to-be-remember ed winter of 1917-18 has been label ed with the past. Friends and relatives of Mrs. Eu gene Stovall (nee Mattie Bean) are rejoicing over bor recovery and hope that she will soon be' able to go home. She has been In the Civic League Hospital several weeks. Elder Yohanan, a native of Persia visited in this city last week. He is a missionary and while in the city was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Slaugh ter Long. No one miosed the letter from Rives so much as the writer. We looked thru the paper the third time and scanned in vain. Thought the correspondent was sick, but was glad to find we were mistaken. The sad news of the suddden death of Thos. C. Gaston, chief of police of Jackson for thirty years, was a great shock to the city. He died at the Southern Hotel Friday night, the 2 2d ult. Chief Gaston was known as a fearless officer and a beloved citizen. At the time of his death he was secretary of the West Tennessee Agricultural and Mechanical Fair Association, having succeeded W. F. Barry, formerly of Union City. Be fore his election as secrtstary Mr. Gaston had served the fair associa tion as president for a number of years. He was a man of ifins spirit and character, generous and loyal to his friends and held in great esteem. His funeral was conducted by. Rev. A. C. Bell at the First Methodist Church, and he was buried with the honors of the Elks. You've tried tie rest, now try the st Ja::y Crcia Flour. could not expect any better than I am receiving to-day. The English treat us just like we were something wonderful, and give us every cour tesy that they can possibly shower upon us. I am afraid they are going to spoil us before we have found the conditions out for ourselves, though men who know tell us that the con ditions af the front are far better than what we are experiencing right here. I find that very difficult to believe though. Yet one must re member that they have had time to, fix things up very' comfortably over there now by this time, You can dismiss your fears about that great drive the Huns are pre paring to launch. The brave allies have withstood them this long and please Godthey will withstand them to the bitter end. The German bolt has been shot and their force has been expended.' They have been on the defensive for some time and when we have been able to get our strength into the struggle you will see the boasted strength of the Huns melt into the hazy history that al ways shrouds the downfall of an em pire. We are' fighting for the right and we shall win for the right and Hunt, were arrested Sunday night about 9 o'clock by Conductor Tohm lin, on a north bound Illinois Central freight train, ' and turned over, to Sheriff Hickman at Rives, Tenn. Th$ negrose were taken to the jail at Union City, Tenn., where they are held on a charge of carrying pistols." . ..... - . . 0-:,,, ..... Conductor Tohmlln saw the ne groes on his freight train and, with the aid of his train crew, covered them with pistols and took their guns away from them. Reaching Rives, he turned them over to Sher iff Hickman and the negroes were carried to Union City., Smith gave bis home as Aberdeen, Miss. He is 18 years old, dark brown skin and is five feet six inches tall. He had a .32 Smith & Wesson pistol.' Hunt said he was from Nonconnah, Tenn. He is 21 years old, brown skin and five feet six inches tall He wore black lace shoes, gray over coat and dark clothing. Memphis Commercial Appeal. CMheiiev.'y.., mm By pp!yiBf 2 efs o? " 111 mat witka hi"-'. . ttaMfhly ,,. ' olid US sweet ftfidi i h a liquid sawl aJ soi'ik . - Sy lmn liciory wmkJ. li it psi p , bottles k a aetal t?, KEYEX S' ; A bottle will mmIs a.tff.rrel i! meat 253 .. i. ' m1 al i0 stem 1 XC. T-r Wye go- 1. Adt dealer for ire loe4 e Wrigit W THE EJLWRICHT CO. J 1 X tmm$ C.,,I , ' " mi ! Mt. it Will aJI will keep 1; tiusssier. ' ' UultiiaeJ Jf-J jMMj OLIVER'S DRUG STORE, Union pyjenn. jr f 4 Fancy Redeaned Tennessee Burt Seed Ocs Oats will soon make cheap feed fill mature in ninety days. . COTTON SEED We have a car o King's Improved Cotton Seed, direct from North Carolina; early maturing, entirely removed from the boll weevil district A big portion of our native cotton was caught by the frost last season. Beware of frosted seed. They will not germinate. Call at our office sad get descriptive circulars and see sample. . SOY BEANS . ' Strictly nice recleaned Yellow Mammoth. Japan Clover Seed Com .Sorghum Seed Red Clover Red Top Tmothy Alsyke White Clover J Orchard Grass. - Prices and camples gladly mailed on request. Cherry-Moss Grain Co. A Man Who Thought. I have rented ten acres of land in the outskirts of the city, which principles of the world, and when we 1 k Plann t0 P'ant io field corn have won I am quite sure there will be many surprises for the world, in the way of reconstrucing the form of government of some countries. There are going to be some things come out after this struggle that you would never have - suspected., We Irish potatoes and soy beans," writes a Tennessean. "This is a fair piece of ground and slopes nicely to the east and west, good drainage. All of it was broken up 8 inches deep last October and left just as the plow turned it. I have a limited have been ignorant of the trend of "nount of time each day to give to times and haven't thought of much except to make money and invest it in such a manner as to make more, but after we have won this cause for the right, then you will see the brotherhoods of nations rather than the petty quarrels of the selfish ones I tell you we are on the verge of a reconstruction and I am very proud to have the honor of being one of those lucky enuogh to help forge the chain that will bind the hand of malefactor, be be either large or small. . God has given us the oppor tunity to shine where no other na tion or civiization has had this op portuflity. We are being trusted not with our own affairs but with the affairs of the world.. We are pe culiarly situated so that we have assumed the protection of the entire world and when we have concluded the passage of history we &re now making you Hill find some sleeping reforms. The time for Inaction has ceased and every red blooded Ameri can is in the fight right now or should be, though he isn't at the front he can do something to further the cause. We must forget the In sults that have been heaped upon us by some of our present allies and for thtV glory of God and the good of this work and want to handle it with as little hired labor as possl ble." This inquirer lives in a western county of Tennessee. His letter was sent to the Division o Extension of the University of Tennessee, Knox- ville, and he received this reply; The . idea of growing- corn, Irish potatoes, and soy -beans is a good one, unless it be as regarding the Irish potatoes. Potatoes will not likely be as valuable' a crop as the other two, thb if they are handled properly they will make a fair yield. Potatoes should be ridged, as ridging has proven more satisfactory in the experiments conducted in West Tennessee. If you put out an early crop of Irish potatoes, you can follow tha with Bome other crop, such as soy beans, so it would not seem advisable to put out too large an acreage of potatoef. There is now a big crop of old potatoes on hand, and no : certainty that the price of potatoes will be as big as other crops during the coming year. This man was thinking about his problems. Are youT Five American aviators In the United States and France fell to their deaths. Three of the airmen were mankind go out to battle, as theUmed at Park Fleld near Memphis, leaders of long ag6 did. fighting for one . ftt ETemore pjeld. near Ft. the right and armed with the gra- Worth, and the fifth one In Frmra. Ask ycur neighbor if our "More for idea doesn't appeal to him. y' We are thoroughly con ,yinced that the man who pays cash should have an "inside1 price. The lines we carry Are " AMERICA'S 1 Best J. A. COBLE, SON & CO. Union City, Tenn. fvf o NEY TO LOA N On improved Farm Lands in Obion County, Tenn.. and Fulton County, Kentucky. I am authorized to take applications for l4ans at 5$ per cent. interest, payable annually, on terms of five to ten years, with privilege to borrower of paying off any part in multiples of $100, or all of loan, at any interest-paying period. Do not know how long this interest rate will continue and I advise all prospective borrowers to see me at once. All negotiations treated confidentially, and loans closed with least possible pub licity. - - W. E. HUDQINS, Union City, Tenn. Cumberland Phone Office 14 J, Residence 589 Real Estate and Insurance DO YOU WANT INSURANCE? Life, Health and Accident or Fire, placed in the best com panies at the best rates. We can please you. If .you want to sell your farm or house and lot we can furnifh the buyer. We handle . property on a commission basis only and will be fair to the buyer and seller. WHITE a QUI Real Estate and Insurance . 4, ' -'