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Marshall & Balrd, Union City, Tenn. Entered at the post office at Union City. Ten nessee, as second-class mall matter. FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1918. Democratic Ticket Chancellor V. H. HOLMES Circuit Judge R. A. E1.KINS County Judge JOKI, B. WADDEIA : Attorney General-THOS. O. MORRI& -County Court Clerlc-R. H. BOND , Circuit Court Clerk THURM AN T Alt BY County Trustee T. J. EAS t ERWOOD County Register R. B. MILNKR Sheriff J. M. HICKMAN . . i V.'. ANNOUNCEMENTS. . For State Senate. ; ;' CALDWELL. We are authorised to announce D. P. Caldwell a candidate, for the Senate branch of the Tennessee General Assembly, to represent the counties of Weakley, Obion and Lake, subject to the action of the Democratic party. For Representative. BRATTON. We are authorized to announce S. R. Bratton, Esq., as a candidate for represen tative from Obion County in the Tennessee General Assembly, subject to the action of the Democratic party. For Floater. GRIFFIN. We are authorized to announce Dr. J. Frank Griffin as a candidate for Floterial Representative in the Tennessee General As sembly, to represent the counties of Dyer, Lake and Obion, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Another Great Work. One of the greatest, as it is one ot the most pitiful, tragedies of the world-war is the largo number of soldiers who have boon blinded. In many instances not only is the sight of these men completely lost, but they suffer also the amputation of both hands or both arms, or an arm and a leg, and in many cases are rendered deaf as well. In France alone there are to-day nearly two hundred blinded men with these additional mutilations. There are in-England, France and Bolgium over three thousand totally blinded men, and nearly twenty-five thousand men blinded in one eye, many of whom will eventually lose the sight of the ottier eye. How many more will there be? Thousands of blinded men cannot be taken care of, and their wants re lieved, in the same manner as an army of soldiers, or thousands of orphans or thousands of mutilated men. It is impossible to 3olve the problem thru the ordinary channels of relief or by ordinary means. Each case must be handled separately, with personal devotion,- in order to uplift, encourage and rehabilitate thece brave martyrs who nave given their best for their countries' sake. This must be done primarily by vol untary helpers with funds furnished by private subscription. The founders of thi3 American-Brititsh-French-Belgian Permanent Blind Relief War Fund and their voluntary staff are devoting their own money, time and lives solely and exclusively to those blinded in this war, and they will continue to do so until the end. Needlee3 to say that any American soldiers blinded will benefit to the fullest extent and be re-educated to fit them for any "walk in life to which they are adaptable by inclination, knowledge or previous occupation; for the pur pose of the Fund ia not to dole with a word of undesired pity an obolus to meet the need of the passing hour, but to lead the stricken victim up from hopeless despair to renewed bope, and send him forth into his new world of darkness firm of tread and resolution, equipped to do a man's work and provided with tools and materials to enable him to hold bis own again. A committee for this work has been organized in Union City, and arrangemento are being made to con tribute to the fund abovo set forth. The work will be altogether volun tary but it is of tho utmost im portance. As long as American sol diero are in the war every com munity will be affected and cvery .one 13 interested. Somo of our men will be returning soon without their eyesight. That makes it a personal work with us. But as long as the Allies are protecting oflr interests we owe them this duty if we never have a soldier blinded in the battle. This Is ono of the things entailed by war that we cannot escape. Judge A. H. Roberts, of Murfrees - boro, was in the city last week. This Is the first visit to Union City of the Judge since he exchanged benches "with Chancellor McKinney. The Judge is a candidate for Governor of Tennessee as a Democrat, and from all appearances he is recognized as a favorite in the race. This is not merely a matter of popularity, but Is based on the fact that Judge Rob ots is one of the finest characters and biggest minds in the State. He received a very warm reception here. He got out and made a personal can Trass during his visit, and the im pression not only confirmed but strengthened the popuUr opinioa of Judge Roberts. MR. GOVERNMENT ET AL. . A friend of ours mails us the following extract from "The Mercury," Paris, Mo., published by Thos. Bodine and repro duced in.the "Washington Times," with the comment, -"Would the Government Permit the M u rd e r of Twelve Hundred Policemen?" . Twelve hundred weekly papers in the United States havo suspended publication during the . year and hundreds of otbors are on the. verge of suspension. , In the Cities consoli dations continuo and many papers operated by independent capital have passed out of existence, v No other line of business has been so adverse ly affected by war conditions'. With no -hope of recouping increased cost of operation with an advance either in subscription or advertising rates, even those papers fairly secure are facing a situation far from encourag ing to say the loaat of it. As costs mount, being denied protection from the Paper trust by the United States Sanate, publishers of small weeklies and dailies, are wondering if the struggle is worth while. They clone havo not profited by reason of the war or can hope to. Yet they are not only expected to bear tho oner ous burden of Government publicity, without pay the Mercury has giv en $800 in space to this' i cause since the war began but to give money as well. But there i3 another angle from which to view the matter, and in this view the public is vitally in terested. With the metropolitan press being taken over by big busi ness and tho country woeklios, the backbone of popular government, suspending by hundreds, , where are we to go for a liberal press? Thru what medium will democracy express itself? These questions are address ed ,not alono to advertisers, but to those worthies at Washington, who, refusing protection to country papers in their fight against extor tionj will yet call loudest for their help in the years to come. They are big questions, not affecting individ ual publishers here and there, but to be considered as vital to the na tion. The Mercury, Paris, Mo. We are paralleling two items of an entirely different nature, but bringing them together to show how Congress is being con ducted, and the relation of the rural newspaper from which it expects a large measure of political support. The member of Congress enjoys and boasts of from everything else nearly (including arrest) but the country newspaper can struggle along and live or die, as far as he cares. He gets his some of it clerk hire, some railroad mileage at 20 cents a mile, some for "dead " committee work and clerk hire, some for stationery, some in franking, amounting altogether to four or five thousand dollars." Congressman ruller actually declined to draw any of this. He manages to get along on his salary, which is $7,500. As far as this paper is concerned, it is all one and the same thing whether or not they work on the paper trust. We are going to prod Congress for this graft as long as we can. It should be known in plainer English. And on top of this to contemplate the position of members in exempting their salaries from the war income tax. There was a move to shoulder this on the Senate. This might have been a hoax to delay or prevent concurrent action. A Soldiers Hesitation. If you could see life as we see it There would be no weeping, my friend; For we think of it more as a pleasure To visit some foreign land. We think not of the times of ill tidings Or death on some bloody battlefield, But we think of the timo of return ing . And getting once more a home meal. We expect to find you Just es we left you, With always a smile on your face; Instead, you are sowing deep wrink les of worry Broadcast over your face. Why do you continually torment us By telling us how much we endure? We know the hardships of a soldier Much better than you, we are sure. When we -brag of the life we are living Why not boost us on in our work Instead of telling us what we are missing, Then wonder why co many desert. CORP. M. H. MARLIN. Camp Doniphan, Fort Sill, Okla. Corporal Marlin enlisted May 26, 1917, at Union City. See advertisement in this paper of Dawl & Phillips sale of fine mares in Union City Saturday and Monday, May 4 and 6. This will be an auc tion sale of good, heavy young mares. Wait for the sale. Our good friend, Mr. Jim Roberts, of Mount 5ion, was here Monday telling us of the Sunday night serv ice at Mount Zion church, in which Rev. H. A. Butts occupied the pulpit and made one of the finest patriotic addresses ever heard there. Rev. Butts was the former pastor and one of the most useful and popular min isters the church has ever had. He is now located at Barlow, Ky. Hon. Champ Clark, Speaker of the House of - Representatives, Washing ton, D C. My Dear Mr. Speaker: I hereby' tender my resignation as a member, of - the Committee on Ex penditures in the( Interior Depart ment,, ' This committee has had no meeting during the present Congress, excepting one short smoke, talk and so far as I can Judge from investiga tion will have no public business to Justify its existence, and is but a needless' and unjustifiable expense upon the people Who pay tho bills. As you know there are sixty stand ing committees in the House organi zation, and more than half of them are as useless and unnecessary as the "committee from which I am re signing. At a time like this the Houso should take account of mat ters of efficiency and economy with in its own confines with a view of increasing efficiency , arid reducing expenses. Why could not some of these need less committees that never meet and that are occupying valuable room and employing secretaries and mes sengers that have no work to do be utilized for various useful purposes, such' as inspecting camps, soliciting labor for shipyards, dring any one of the hundred and one 'things that the Government is in need of to-day? Instead of this, you and I know that two-thirds of our committees are useless, and, instead of being really busy, the majority of our Congress men down here are telling stories and- practicing up to see who can spit the farthest. The President is asking our busi ness men" to economize and become more efficient. Could there , be a more appropriate time to initiate economy and efficiency in our gov ernment affairs? ALVAN T. FULLER. immunity from criticism and "THE LIBERTY BOND." Have you bought a Liberty Bond of the third loan? Or, are you sitting still to let it be known You have no interest of war at heart, So long as the boys are doing their part? Oh, you poor little citizen with a heart of stone, Can't you realize yet this war is your own. Without our freedom, what can your hoarded money do? For Kaiser Bill will capture it and you. Buy a Liberty Bond. The investment is good. It may pay your Coal bill - or buy your wood. : The security is good with Uncle Sam's name there; So preach It and talk it everywhere. Buy a War Stamp if your purse is small. Remember the widow's mite was greatest of all. But think of the soldier's welfare before your own, And if possible give money for a Liberty Loan. We've sacrificed pleasure. You can ' do the same, To help win the war in America's name. You surely cannot refuse to give If you expect our soldiers to fight and live. MRS. N. I. MANLY. Elbridge, Tenn. Mrs. F. W. Preston, of Hammond, Ind., is in tho city for a few days visit with .old-time friends. Mrs. Preston was formerly editor of the Obion Democrat a nd had lots of friends and patrons here who will be glad to see her again. you're tried the rest, now try the beat Jersey Cream Hour. Milve-in-rieacl Motor The Lowest Priced Electrically Ecruipped Auicmohita in ihe World : the VALVE-IN-HEAD MOTOR gas power m the fuel as there are no pockets to hold burned gases that weaken the mixture. In this motor, the explosion occurs right over the piston head and all the power drives straight against the piston. None is lost in turning a corner from a separate explosion chamber. The Valve-in-head motor is used by the Govern ment on airplanes and wherever unusual power and reliability are demanded. For getting about over the farm," running in to town or over to a neighbor's, and for the pleasure of all the family the light, strong-built Chevrolet with this extra powerful, reliable and economical engine, is the car of all cars. Chevrolet Motor Co. of St. Louis Write for the new Chevrolet Booklet illustrating and describing the Model "Four-Ninety." Neu) Chevrolet ' Model Note on DUplay h iii n iii in i m w in in iit m in iii iii iii hi Windows & Sash Doors ABOUT AS CHEAP AS YOU CAN BUY THE GLASS IN THEM Lot of Panel Doors, Framing and Finishing Lumber, Flooring all grades, Turned Columns ALL AT LESS THAN MARKET PRICES ASKINS & DIRCKS LUMBER CO, Al IP April is here with her showers of happiness and show ers of sorrow, showers of sunshine and showers of rain with a bright prospect of a great harvest of grain. So let us all get busy and do our part to bring sunshine to every heart. We are ready. Are you? If you will trade with us, we will trade with you.- So don't forget ' when you get ready to call that our goods are the best of all; our store is complete and everything neat. We handle everything in Groceries and everything -in meats. - - - t E. IP. GIRIlSSOIVt Three Phones Union City. To Our Friends and Patrons Effective December 26th, we were required to manu facture a special flour to comply with the regulations rof 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 you that there will be no shortage of flour this year. G.D.-S, Dahnke Vm lea rai-zln g' - .I.... i i -i vi, i " r 1 Let us repair your tires now. Our plant may be closed indefinately soon. R. S. WATSON j AveraesSSMiles in the Chevrolet explodes its gasoline in the piston cham ber and explodes it com- pletely. It develops all the m lit ki m iii iii iii iii iii n in iii isi iii iii iifnrai UNION CITY Phone 53 EL Two Fords - Walker Milling Go. M. .With Union City Parage. Beal Estate Transfers. R. H. Cheatham to W. A. Nailling. 280 acres in No. 7, 15,400. O. DIrcks et al. to Union City Canning Co., lot in No. 13. $9,000. Pink Marshall to R. B. Marshall, 103 acres in No. 3, 2,750. C. W. Lasater and wife to Mrs. Z. L. Summers, lot in No. 13, 1,500. O. Spradlin and wife to R. L. Darnell and wife, lot in No. 13, 1,500. R. T. Milner to Geo. Dcbokey, lot" in No. 16, 825. G. W. Donnell et al. to H. W. Stigler, 60 acres in No. 3, 1,400. J. D. Vowell and wife to M. A. Vowell et al., two-thirds interest in 151 acres in No. 16, 5,000. W. E. Griffin and wife to L. L. Crittendon et al., lot in No. 16, 7,690. Ja3. H. Moran et al. to L. G. Hen don, lot in No. 16, 800. W. H. Powers et al. to G. P. Rucker, 2 V acres in No. 16, 1,000. McAdoo Harris et al. to G. W. Stovall, 74 acres in No. 7, 6,706. H. A. Bransford et al. to J. P. Verhine, lot in No! 13, 5,500. E. T. Mitchell and wife to R. B. Callicott, 27 acres in No. 4, 2,200. Mrs. C. A. Parker to T. W. Brown, lot in No. 13, 875. N. A. Vaden and wife to J. C. Thomas, lot in No. 13, 2,500. O. A. Jones and wife to Mrs. E. P. Carter, 15 acres in No. 1, 1,400. Harry Burton et al. to J. R. Avance, 99 acres in No. 9, 5,000. J. C. Brown and wifo to G. W. Smith, 116 acres in No. 16, 5,800. Mrs. S. P. Bowen to Levi C. Lee, 25U ftpra In Nn Ifi t9. SOrt Thos. J. Bonner to W. A. McNeill, 4 acres in No. 4, 2,500. E. P. Lindsay et al. to Cothon Bonner, 4 lots in No. 4, 1,500. Mary O, Moore et al. to Thos. J. Bonner, lot in No. 4, 200. S. C. Vaden et al. to N. A. Vaden, lots in No. 13, 5,000. i Allen Wheatley et al. to Oscar H. Jones, 32 acres in No. 1, 2,406.09. T. C. Council et al. to R. B. Mar shall, 40 acres in No. 3, 800. F. J. Smith et al. to J. J. Devin ney and S. G. Wright, 92 acres in No. 4, 6,475. ,.. O. W. Holloway to Willie Hollo way, one-third interest in lot in No. 13, 1,450. J. L. Hughes and wife to J. B. Mitchell, 22 acres in No. 6, 2,200. Use Dahnke-Walker Milling Co. Jersey Cream Flour, a home product md guaranteed. Non-Resident Notice. To Qhatlie Adams, Harry Adams, Roxie Adamo, Farrar Foster, Mrs. Maria Head and her husband, Henry Head, Mrs. Mattio -McLeod and her husband, J. H. McLeod. Thos. J. Bonner & Son et al. V3. Mrs. . Ora Pyles et al. In the County Court of Obion Coun ty, Tennessee beforo the Honor able George R. Kenney, County Judge. In this cause, it appearing from the bill, which is sworn to, that Charlie Adams, Harry Adams, Roxie Adams, Farrar Foster, Mrs. Maria Head and, her husband, Henry Head,, Mrs. Mattle McLeod and her hus band, J. H. McLeod, are non-residents of the State of Tennessee, so that the ordinary process of law can not be served upon them, and that they and each of them aro defend ants in the above 'styled caifse, in the court above mentioned; they f,nd each of them are there fore hereby required to appear on or before the First Monday in May, 191$", before the County Judge for Obion County, Tennessee, at the courthouse in Union City, Tennessee, and make defense to tho bill filed against them, and others, in said court, in the above styled cause, or otherwise the bill will be taken as confessed. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four consecutive weeks in The Commer cial, a newspaper publisned in Union City, Tennessee. 2-4t This April 3d, 1918. C. S. T ALLEY, Clerk. . Non-Resident Notice.. Thos. W. Harpole et al. vs. Mrs. Georgia Harpole. Chancery Court, Obion County, Ten nessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the supplemental bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defend ant, Mary Harople Marcott, is a non resident of the State of Tennessee, and a resident of the State of New Mexico, so that ordi nary process of law cannot be served upon her. It i3 therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendant appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County Tennessee, on or before the First Monday of May, 1918, that being a regular rule day of said Chancery Court, and make de fense to the said bill, or the same will be , taken as confessed by her, and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to her. It is further ordered that publica tion of this notice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Com mercial, a weekly newspaper pub lished in Obion County, Tennessee. This 3d day of April, 1918. 2-4t GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk ait Uaster.