Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn
Entered at the poet office at Cnioo City. Ten-
""i secona-ciaxs nail matter. "
FRIDAY, MARC EI 8, 1918.
Chancellor-V. H. I'e aMES
Circuit Judge R. A uKINS
Cotmtr Judge JOF.'V WADDEU,
Attorney General Tiio8. O. MORRIS
County Court Clerk R. H. BOND
Circuit Court Clerk THDKM AN T ALLEY
County Trustee T. J. EASIER WOOD
County Register R.- B. MH.NE8
6hetiff-J. M. HICKMAN
For State Senate.
CA1.DWCM,. We are authorized to announce
1). P. Caldwell a candidate nor the Senate
branch of the Tennessee Gvnqral Assembly, to
represent the counties of Weakley, Ohion and
Lake, subject to the action of the Democratic
BRATTON. We are author) wd to announce S
R. Bratton, Esq., as a candidate for represen-
tauve trora Obion County in thr Tennessee
General Assembly, subject to thr taction of the
3 th sac
to f ia
CRTFPIN. We are authorised to I linounce Dr,
J. Frank Griffin as a candidate (or Floterial
Representative in the Tennessee ietteral As
sembly, to represent the courftfn of Dyer,
Lake and Obion, subject to the action of the
Democratic party. ' )
The Soldier Boys.
- Somewhere in France. 1 4
. Tho captain of the 28th InMntry
A. E. P... writes to Mrs. Joe Naming
that her son, Private Julian N.
Ceens, landed in France on the 12th
of , November, 1917, in excellent
health and good standing with two
months training in. the U. S. A., and
that, althfi they are in a strange
land with many discomforts and ex
ercising patriotic sacrifices, iaost of
the boys are satisfied. Occasionally
some one shirks duty, but he should
be thankful that they have good
shelters (stone building) and beds
and plenty to eat, and to make them
happy is to receive a lot of letters
from homefolks and friendo. This
keeps off home oickncas. I never
knew a soldier but what had a
sweet tooth and enjoyed a package
of candy and jam and tobacco, or a
box of cigars. . - .
Tho captain writes that ho wishes
he had met more of the lads' mothers
so that ho could write them too, bat
It happens that Mrs. Nallling is the
only' one. He met Mrs. Nallling at
Fort Ben Harrison, Ind., while vis
iting her son, and writes that her
son has been bright and cheerful
all the way thru and is worthy of
his mother's pride.
The captain adds that he had to
bid farewell to his own wlfo and
child. War, ho says, is terrible and
demands the greatest sacrifices from
everyone. May we all be brave to
endure them and may good fortune
attend all our loved ones and bring
them back safely.
, Tho letter is from Capt. William
C. Whitson, of the 28th Infantry.
what a valuable asset they are until
we, ourselves, had used them. There
were mountains to the left cf us;
mountains to the right of us, and
mountains ahead of us. Steep and
precipitous! But nothing daunted
us! Our aim was for the top and we
put forth our best efforts.
We are very sorry to relate that
pital, and sure do enjoy the tork.
Am in hopes of learning something
that will benefit me la after years.
Now describing France Is rather
a hard proposition, but will try my
hand anyhow. Hope from the de
scription you will have some Idea
of this country. France, as far as
I've seen, is very hilly and some
we would sometimes have to stop for I places you could easily say mount
our friend, Reeves, to catch hislains. The hills, most of them, are
breath, for it seemed that he had J in, or will be in cultivation real
left it at the foot of the mountain, soon. Part of them are forests.
but we did not bold torn against You are aware of the fact that
him, for Ratliffe set the pace, and France protects her forests. They
he is some mountain climber. But have soldiers, known as the Alpine
alas, the spirit of the party waned Guards, that stay In tho forest and
and fell, for after wandering for see that the underbrush Is cleared
quite awhile we realized that we out and the larger. trec3 remain,
were lost. We also realized that if The highways; of which I am, sure
we did not get back to camp by the France is proud of, are made of
time they checked quarters we gravel packed hard and all in the
would be A. W. O. L. This put new best of condition. The only mud is
energy into us and starting out with from the dust that is caused by the
renewed determination we finally heavy automobile traffic. It is hard
came out in a clearing and found a to walk a kilometer, which is about
house In the center of the clearing. of a mile, without being passed
We were told by the residents that! by one or more motor trucks.
this was tho highest point on the There is also quite a bit of ship-
mountain. And as we bought some ping done by canals. They have
cakes from these people to satisfy their big canal boats and are pro-
our hunger, we found that what they pelled by mule power. One mule
said applied alike to prices and to can easily pull a big canal boat. . It
altitude. After a short rest we se- is a.slow method of shipping, but
lected a path .that led off in the di- it's safe. The railroads are kept
rection of tho camp and started on busy in the transportation of troops
our downward road and supplies. The cars are small.
After, going about half a mile we also the engines, but they are like
sat down by the side of the path the Ford they do the work Just the
and as our thoughts are always with (same. Now, there, is one train call-
our friends back home we decided to ed Paris Special, that 13 a good train,
give you a sketch of the day's do- very fast and has modern conven
ings. The only fear we have .is en- iences. The climate at present is
countering military police at the moderate cool nights and warm
foot of the mountain, for we are not days, but guess we aro in for some
sure that we are allowed on this more real "winter, but hope not. We
mountain. sure did have a winter here. It was
Prophecy by Ratliffe: "One year very disagreeable, and the sunshine
from now, where will we three be?" we get now certainly is appreciated.
T. C. HARRISON.
Well, kids, you may not find this
letter very interesting, but Just
found time to write a few lines.
Write me a long letter. Tell me all
A Soldier in France. , about yourself, school and in fact all
I left the United States Sept. 18, the news- Give my regards to daddy,
1917, and landed on this side Oct
. Over the Top.
On February 22 the 30th Division
declared a holiday. Armour Ratliffe,
Warren Reeves and T. C. Harrison
decided to celebrate George Wash
ington's birthday by exploring Paris
. We left camp early that morning.
Raided Company F, 105th supply
train's kitchen, and secured enough
rations to drive the wolf from the
door and set out for tho hike, going
by way of Sevier and the cako and
candy counter, and hitting the trail
again by the field signal batalllon,
the field hospital, and the, ambu
lance companies. We made a bee
line due west for the target range,
which we found to be very inter
esting. We first made a tour of .in
vestigation in trenches and found a
lot of empty Bhclls and clips, taki,.
quite a number as souvenirs. One
noticeable feature was that the
ground was burned where the rifles
were held against the ground while
firing from the trenches.
We then made a dash across "No
Man's Land," and entered the ene
toy's territory. We found It Inter
esting pastime picking up the bul
lets. We found a few that were per
fect In thape, but most of them were
flattened from hitting the trees and
many had the steel Jackets broken
off. The timber looked like a bunch
of beavers had been running at large.
There were trees eight and ten
Inches in diameter that were mowed
down by the bullets.' After picking
up quite a load of steel and lead,
and with great difficulty in persuad
ing Harrison to leave the place, for
La framed to cet Immeasurable and
unspeakable Jo out of hunting the
bullets we started again for the
highest mountain with the determi
nation to scale it; nothing daunted
us. We passed a regular corruga
tion of hills, or rather we passed
over them. We' have often read of
people using sticks while climbing
mountains, but we did not realize
2. Have been stationej at several
different places in France and Eng
land, but we have been taken good
care of. While we were in England
we got lots of hardtacks, the first
I ever ate, so I thought for awhile
it was mighty bad bread, but we are
getting plenty of good eats now and
ijood place to sleep. We had a
fine Thanksgiving dinner and Christ
mas, too, better than lots of you
people in U. S. A. Each Boldler in
France received a Red Cross bag for
a Christmas present, which was ap
predated very much. The bag that
I got contained a towel, soap, tooth
brush, tooth paste, cigarettes, chew
ing and smoking tobacco, handker
chief, and candy, and a postal card
addressed to the sender of the bag,
so we all got to thank the one that
sent our present, and It is not hard
to find a booster for the Red Cross
In my company. I, for one, think it
one of the greatest organizations in
the world. '
I have not had time to learn to
talk the French language very much,
but have an Invitation to a birthday
nnrtv tn.mnrrnw nlirVit - Tan 90 If
hointr tho vnn,. laHv-a oWMo.nt J law t0 reP any change of his
hirthrlav. ft In catnmarv In Pr.n,. 8UtUS and failln to d SO, he Com-
for the girls at eighteen years to mlts ; punishable by imprison-
becoma a Marlmniapll. or . uul uoarus musl
sayrMiss. She, on that day, combs ftrants to report a change where
her hair and fixes it as she likes and "ley knowledge of such change
is her own boss. of Btatus- " ls the duty of " Al
iens unaer tne law to report im
mediately to the proper board the
change of status of any registrant
and if any citizen so fails or refuses
mother, all the kids, Aunt Betty and
all. Let me hear from you real soon.
Your cousin in France,
PRIVATE JACK SOWELL.
Field Hospital No. 2, 1st Di
vision American Expedition
ary Forces, Somowhere in
France, via New York' City.
Change of Status.
1. Particular attention is . direct
ed to the status of registrants' who
have been given deferred classifica
tion for agricultural or industrial
2. In each and every instance
where a registrant was granted de
terred classification on account of
his being engaged In agriculture or
industry, it was based upon the fact
that the registrant would remain in
the immediate occupation that he
was at the time of classification. If
such registrant should leave the
farm or factory for work on any
other farm or factory, he must be
immediately called before the Board
and re-classifled. Whenever the rag-
lstrant changes his status, (he must
be classified accordingly.
i. Tne registrant is reoulred nv
Wet Buckeye Hulls carry the
.it "i X t -J , ' 7 : ' Si- K y-
from it. There is no danger of this with
AGE is of
ue if it allows
trateyl fnnds tn
torn of the
trough and be
I 1) COTTONSEED U
when they are wetted down a half hour or so before
using. Then they combine more thoroughly and uni
formly with the other forage than the old style hulls.
Use Buckeye Hulls properly and you will find them a
better roughage than old style hulls and far more eco
nomical. Othtr Advantage
Buckeye HuSs cost much lets
than old style hulls.
They allow better assimilation of
No trash or dust. No lint.
2000 pounds real roughage to the
ton not 1 500 pounds of rough.
. age and 500 pounds of lint.
Sacked easy to handle.
Take less space in the barn.
Mr. Em W. lonard, EHtmJal; Ttnn., "
hat' been feeding Buckeye Hulls to three milch cows. ,
He says that the cows are giving more milk and butter
and are in fine condition. He prefers Buckeye Hulls.
T secure the best results and to develop the ensilage odor, wet the hulls
thoroughly twelve hoare before feeding. It is easy to do this by
wetting them down night and morning for tho next leading. If at any time
this cannot bo done, wet down at least thirty minutes. If you prefer to
feed tho hulls dry, use only half as much by bulk a of old stylo hulls.
Book of Mixed Feeds Free
Gives the right formula for every combination of feeds used in the
South. Tells how much to feed for maintenance, for milk, for fat
tening, for work. Describes Buckeye Hulls and gives directions for
using them properly. , Send for your copy to the nearest mill.
The Buckeye Cotton Oil Co.
Atlanta Birmingham Grttnwood Littlm Roch Mtmphii
Augusta Charlotte Jackton Macon Stlma
R U A R Y
January has come and gone, with its bitters and its
sweets. We are thankful it was no worse. While we
have given very poor service, " yet our customers have
been so nice and kind, it has added to the sweets of life
and removed some of the bitters, and made us feel glad
sometimes we were living. We thank you for your
courtesy, and hope to serve you better in February with
the best and freshest of everything in Groceries, Vegeta
bles, Fruits and meats. - , '
Stop with us, trade with us; we will do thee good.
Make our place headquarters for everything to eat.
E. IP. GIRIS!OIV2
We have fine officers in our com
pany Captain N. H. Strickland, of
Georgia; Lieut. F. H. Fisher, of New
York; Lieut. J. F. Robertson, of
Louisiana. I am in the Ordnance
To Our Friends and Patrons
to report such registrant, he him-
Detachment. We repair automobiles, felf commits ' t punishable by
wagons, guns and trucks of all kinds,
handle ammunition and carry it to
the front. i
Well I will close, hoping before
I have .the opportunity to write
again we will have the old Kaiser
Bill licked and the world will be in
peace again. '
JOSEPH T. PRUETT,
Advanced, Ord. Depot No. 1,
Military U. S. P. O. 712,
By direction of the Governor.
Major, Infantry, U. S. R. Ex
, Letter From France.
Misses Margaret and Louise Car
ter, South Fifth street, Union City,
Tcnn. Dear kids: Your sweet and nira tn ic. ..-,
- St. Leaps Live Stock Market.
To-day's receipts: Cattle 5500,
hogs 11500, sheep 750.
The hog market opened slow, but
held a generally steady basis with
Saturday. Good to choice hogs, 160
io azu pounas, selling 116.90 to
$17.15; heavy hogs 230 pounds and
up $16.75 to $17.10; pigs, 120 to
140 pounds, , $16.25 to $16.75; 110
to 120 pounds $15 to $16; Mghter
most appreciated letter arrived and
am compelled to admit it 'certainly
was a surprise. It's certainly sweet
In. you to think of "Jack" in such a
far off country where even the sight
of a letter post marked U. S. A.
thrills him and - gives encourage
ment. Would have written to Mary
Elizabeth in this letter also, but
thought probably she would be back
in Benton going to school.
So you want to know how 'm get
ting along, what I'm doing and also
something of Franco. Well, to be
gin with will take myscjf. Am get
ting along Just fin? and dandy.
Wouldn't want to feel better, for
fear I would croak. My work ls
very hard. Am working In a hos-
Tho cattle supply was moderate
and the inquiry Jor all kinds proved
broad enough to clean up receipts in j
line with the decline of 50 to 75
cents per hundred weight that was
noted last week.
The sheep trade about steady with
last week's close, with the receipts
limited, with good to choice lambs
$16.75 to $17.15; medium to good
$16.25 to $16.75. Fat sheep $12.25
to $13; choppers $9.60 to $10.50;
canners $6 to $7. Goats $8 to $9;
kids $11.50 to $13.
Monday, Mar. 4.
NATIONAL LIVE STOCK COM. CO.
You've tried the rest, now try the
best Jersey Cream Flour.
Effective December 26th, we were required to manu
facture a special flour to comply with the ' regulations of
the United States Food Administration. This ruling, in
question, forces us to put on one grade of flour. This
will not be as white as our Jersey Cream has been, but
we assure you that it will be a wholesome and nutritious
flour, and we believe that it is better for all concerned,
and ask your kind co-operation.
We are required to cancel all our outstanding contracts
so far as Jersey Cream is concerned, but are ready and
willing to fill all contracts with this special flour.
We thank our patrons for the many past favors and
assure 3 -ou tlsat there will be no shortage of flour this
Dahnke-VValker Hilling Go.
Let us repair your tires now. Our plant
may be closed indefinately soon.
: R.S. WATSON -
.wan Union City Qarage.
TELE UNION cn
J. C. BUkiJiC
Wholesale and Retail .
Reelfoot Lake aj
Oysters in Season. (
New location, East Main Strl
Phone 185 UNION CITY.!
O. H. Clemmons et at. vs. O. E.
dergrass et al.
In Chancery Court at Union O
In obedience to a decree of
Chancery Court at tTnton Cltv mL
at the October term, 1817, In the
above styled case, I will, on
Monday, the 1st Day of April, 1918,
at Union City, Tenn.. in front of the
easi uoor or the courthouse sell to
the highest and best bidder the
property In said decroe described.
being a one-half undivided intorAsf
in a certain tract of land lying and
being in Civil District of Obion
County, Tenn., and described as fol
lows: Beginning at the north end
of a slough known as the "cut off"
or Obion River, and runs thence
southeast and southwest with tha
meandering nf nnlft rlvar tn tha innth
end cf said slough or "cut off" where
u enters and empties Into said
Obion River; thence north with the
meanderings of said slouch nr "nit
off" to the beginning, containing 12
acres more or less and known as
the Bill Robinson Island and being
the extreme eastern nart of nairf
Robinson home place. Reference is
made to the deed of the said G, W.
Murphy to said property recorded in
Book C. No. 8. nage fl. of tha Reg
ister's office of Obion County, Tenn.
TERMS OF SALE Sale will be
made on a credit of neven months
and in bar of the right and equity
of redemption. Note for the pur
chase money with good personal se
curity will be taken from the mir-
This 6th day of March, 1918.
GEO. A. GIBBS,
Clerk and Master.
Lannom & Stanfleld, Solicitors. "
Parker Nichols and wife, Lillian
Nichols, and D. C. Ridings and
wife, .Ludie Ridings, vs. O. D.
Burton, W. R. Powell and O. C.
Chancery Court, Obion County, Ten
In the above styled cause It ap
pearing to the Clerk and Master from
th? bill of complaint, which is sworn
to, that the defendant, O. D. Bur
ton, ls a non-resident of the
State of Tennessee and a resident of
the State of Missouri, so that or
dinary process of law cannot be
served upon him. It is therefore
hereby ordered that tho said above
named defendant appear before the
Judge of the Chancery Court of
Obion County, Tennessee, on or be
fore the First Monday of April, 1918,
that being a regular term time of
said Chancery Court and' make de
fense to the said bill, or the same
will be taken as confessed by
you , and the said cause sot fnr
hearing ex-parte as to you. It
is further ordered that nnhiirn-
tion of this notice be made for
four consecutive weeks In The Com
mercial, a weekly newspaper pub
lished in Obion County, Tennessee.
inis jj'en. iz, ii8. 47-4t
GEO. A. GIBBS,
Clerk and Master.
By T. L. Lancaster, D. C. and M.
J. L. Mosier, Sol. for Compl't.
W. B. Thorne and his wife, Nettle
Tiiorne, vs. Barney Mitchell,
Will Mitchell and Ida
In the County Court of Obion Coun
ty, at union City, Tennessee, be
fore the Hon. George R. Kenney,
In obedience ta a rlnrroA of an Id
Court duly rendered in said cause,
I will on .
Saturday," the' 16th day of March,
at or about one o'clock p. in., in
rront or the courthouse door at Un--Ion
City. Obion County. Tenti . .
pose to sale at public outcry to the
highest bidder, a tract of land situ
ate about 4 miles north of Troy, in
the Sixth Civil District of rthlnn
County, Tenn., on the Troy and
tucKman roaa, ana nounaed, in a
general way, on the north by G. H.
Muse, on the east bv D. H. Rnrm.ii
on the south by the Troy and Hick
man road and Mrs. Belt, and on the
west bv G. II. Milan, and rr.n talnlno-
65 acr, mpre or less, ami being the
lands once owned by J. D. Mitchell
and that he purchased of D. B. Gar-
rlwon and wlfo Knlil fi.r. arn u.111
be sold subject to the homestead and
life interest of Mrs. J. A. Mitchell
therein, and which homestead and
life interest Is owned by Petitioner
W. B. Thorne, and will be sold on
terms of one-half cash and the bal
ance on a rrpfHt of nix mnniki mi.
denced by note bearing six per cent
interest from date, with personal se
curity, and with Hen retained on
land to secure narment of said nm
Further particulars on day of sale.
This, February 20th, 1918.
43-3t , C. 8. T ALLEY. Clerk.
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