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GOTO GAMP MEADE large Crowd Assembles to Hear Speeches and See Them Leave. The colored troops, forwarded hy the Local Exemption Board last Mon day to Camp Meade, assembled .at the A. M. E. Church Monday morn ing, with a program of addresses and ongs. Rev. Porter, pastor of the church, and Rev. Harris, pastor of the Baptist Church, were heard in some remarks very appropriate to the occasion, very patriotic and in spiring. Dr. David also delivered a very fine address, and the service was altogether interesting and en couraging to the men about to leave tor military duty. After dinner a large crowd as sembled at the train, both white and colored.' Mayor Pittman addressed the soldiers with some encouraging remarks and bid them Godspeed. Chas. Wells, one of Union City's popular colored citizens, made a fine talk. The boys were in fine humor and departed with the good will and wishes of the people at home. The list is as follows: Henry Edmonds, Union City. Geo. Henry McDanlels, Rives. Hale Page, Union City. Robert Cisco, Union City. . Handy McDaniel Collier, Ridgely. Geo. Washington Ammons, Union City.,,'" De Witt. Barr, Union City, R. 8, Walter Stovall, Fulton. ; . Leonard Foulks, Union City. Roy Smith, Fulton.- ' - '. ' Otis Turner, Union City. 27 LINES OF TRENCHES Costly Mistake Made Has Taught Its Lesson. Washington, April 30. Gen. Foch, generalissimo of the allied armies, Is taking nothing for granted as to the ability of the Franco-British-American line to hold. The crump ling up of the British fifth army, which at the outset" of tho German offensive guarded the gateway "to the plains of Picardy, carried its les son home. " While the people of two continents have been speculating anxiously as to the whereabouts of Foch and the Interallied army of, maneuver, it was learned - authoritatively to-day that Foch"" has not been idle ' y , Twenty-seven lines of trenches, it was disclosed, have been constructed recently between the battle front in Flanders and the city of Paris. Foch, it was stated, determined, despite the impatience of onlookers, to attempt nothing in the way of a counter offensive until assured be yond doubt that there" existed be tween the enemy and Paris an im penetrable line of defences, every at tack against which would take from the Prussians a frightful toll in blood. Long Drawn Out. "Music speaks a universal lan guage." "The trombone player is certainly well fixed for extending his re marks," commented Congressman Chinfest. . - How To Use The TELEPHONE Did it ever occur to you that you might not be using the telephone in the right way? I- 1 Do you speak sideways,, above, be low, or six inches away from the trans mitter of your telephone? You should talk directly into the transmitter not simply at it. Keep your lips about one inch from the mouthpiece. Speak in an even tone. It is not neces sary to shout. There is much that can be said about the proper way to telephone, but these little rules will help. When you Telephone Smile P CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY Incorporated BOX 211, UNION MAY BRING AEMY UP . TO 3,000,000 MEN Rumored Additional Million Pro vided in New Bill. . Washington, April 30. Plans for increasing the war army to keep pace with the accelerated movement of American soldiers to the battle front in France will be laid before the House military committee by Secetary Baker within a day or two Mr. Baker said to-day after a pro longed session of the cabinet that he would be ready to submit his esti mates in that time. What increase is to be asked has not been disclosed, but the report most widely circulated is that an additional million men will be pro vided for in the appropriation bills submitted, bringing the army up to more than 3,000,000 men. It is known that a very careful survey of the equipment and trans portation situations was completed by the War Department recently as a . basis for formulating army in crease plans. The provost marshal general's office has taken steps to asceitain in definite figures the exact number of fighting men still available in class 1 of the selective service forces, and recommendations for authority' to organize additional divisions and estimates ' for appro priations have been held up pending the completion of .these studies. Previous plans contemplated the mobilization of an additional 800,- 0 0 0, men during the present year, This project represented the ' filling up to full strength of all existing divisions and the erection in France before the end of the year,, of a full field army under Gon. Pershing, with an ample reserve of troops to keep the fighting ranks full 'at all times. ; Plans for the equipment of troops were based on this project, it is un derstood, and in considering pro posals to enlarge the programme ex tensively the prospect of shortage of uniforms" and other equipment as well as transportation must be con sidered. There is little disposition to call men to the colors and further derange industrial life in the coun try unless there is good "prospect that they can be sent abroad within a reasonable time. - The accelerated movement of troops .to Europe fitiolSee'dnng smoothly, and officials are much en couraged by the showing of the transportation serviced ; . . Secretary Baker has been in fre quent conference with Lord Read ing, British ambassador, and the aid in transporting soldiers Great Brit ain can furnsh probably will play a part in determining the size of the enlarged army. True Enough. "The price is low. You can come and go when you please. The pic ture theater has many attractive points." "And one of them is that you never see a bunch of goggle-eyed mashers, hanging around the stage entrance." Not For That Reason. The. electrical' expert was breaking in a green man. "Never touch the wires with your bare hands." "I see. Everything sanitary." . , CITY, TENNESSEE. ALLEGED GERMAN ATROCITIES Report of the Committee Appointed by the British Government and Presided Over by Jhc Right Hon. Viscount Bryce, Formally British Ambassador Ht Washington. (Thru the courtesy of the Current History Magazine, The New York Times. Monthly, we have permission and will reproduce in full, with weekly installments in The Commer ciair the "Alleged German r Atroci ties."., which "are embraced "in the report made to tho British Govern ment.) . ' . - (Continued from last -week.) and mutilated in a cottage kitchen or bedroom, the woman in question gave some provocation. She may by act or word have Irritated her as sailant, and in certain instances evi dence has been supplied both as to the provocation offered and as to the retribution inflicted. ( 1 ) "Just before wo got to Melon, says a witness who had fallen into the hands of the Germans on Aug. 5, "I saw a woman with a child In her arms standing on the sldo of the road on our left-hand side watching the soldiers go by. Her namo was G., aged about 63, and a neighbor of mine. The officer asked the woman for some water in good French. She went inside her son's cottage to get somo and brought it immediately he had stopped. The officer went into the cottage garden and drank the water. The woman thon said, when she saw the prisoners, 'Instead of giving you water you deserve to be shot.' Tho officer shouted to us, 'March.' We went on, and immedi ately I saw the officer draw his re volver and shoot the woman and child. One shot killed both." Two old men and one old woman refused to bake bread for the Ger mans. -v They wore butchered. ; Aug. 23 I went with two friends (names given) to see what we could see. About three hours out of Ma lines we were taken prisoners by a German patrol an officer and six men and marched off into a. little wood of saplings, where there was a house. The officer spoke Flemish. He knocked at the door; tho peasant did not come. Tho officer ordered the soldiers to break down the door, which two of them did. The peasant came and asked what they were do ing. The officer sad he did not come quickly enough and that they had "trained up" plonty of others. .His hands were tied behind his back and he was shot at once without a mo ment's" delay. The wife came out with a little sucking child. She put the child down and sprang at the Germans like a lioness. She clewed their faces. One of the Germans took a rifle and struck her a tremendous blow with the butt on tho head. An other, took his bayonet and fixed it and thrust it thru the child. He then put his rifle on his shoulder with the child upon it; its little arms stretch ed out once or twice The officers or dered the houses to be set on fire, and straw was obtained and it was dono. The man and his wife and child were thrown on tho top of the straw. There were about forty other peasant prisoners there also, and the officer said:' "I am doing this as a lesson and example to you. ; When a German tells you tp. do something ncxt'ijme you must move-more quick ly.". The regiment of Oefmans "was a regiment ' of Hussar' 'with . crosa boncs Wd a death's head on the cap. Cn any one think that such acts as these, committed by women in the circumstances created by tho in vasion of Belgium, were deserving of the extreme form of vengeance at tested by these and other deposi tions? f In considering the question of provocation it Is pertinent tot take into account the numerous cases in which old women and very small children have been shot, bayoneted, and even mutilated. Whatever ex cuse may be offered by the Germans for the killing' of grown-up women, there can be no possible defense for the murder of childron, and if it can be shown that Infants and small children were not infrequently bay oneted and shot it is a fair infer ence . that many of the offenses against women require no explana tion more recondite than the ' un bridled violence of brutal orrunK- en criminals. It is clearly shown that many of fenses were committed against in fants and quite young children. ; On one occasion children were even roped togother and used as a mili tary screen agaln3t tho enemy; on another three soldiers went into ac tion carrying Email children to .pro tect themselves from flank fire. A shocking case of the murder of a baby by a drunken soldier at Malines is thus recorded by ono eyewitness and confirmed by another: - : "One. day when the Germans were 1 not actually; bombarding: the town I left my house to go to my mother's house In High-Street. My husband was with me. I saw eight German soldiers, and they were drunk. They were singing and making a. lot of noise and dancing about. As the German soldiers came along . the street I saw a small child, whether boy or girl I could not see, come out of a house. The child was about two years of age. The child came into the middle of the street so as to be in the way of the soldiers. The sol diers were walking in twos. The first line of two passed the child. One of the second line, the man on the left, stepped aside and drove his bayonet with both hands into the child's stomach, lifting the child in to the air on his bayonet and carry ing it away on his bayonet, he and hi3 comrades still singing. The child screamed when the soldier struck it with his bayonet, but not afterward These, no doubt, were for the most part the acts of drunken, sol diers, but ' an incident has been recorded which discloses the fact that even sober ' and highly placed officers were not always disposed to place a high value on child life. Thus the General, wishing to be con ducted to the Town Hall at Lebbeke, remarked in French to his guide, who was accompanied by a small boy: "If you do not show me the right way I will shoot you and your boy." There was no need to carry the threat into execution, but that the threat should have been made is significant. ' We cannot tell whether these acts of cruetly to children were part of the scheme for inducing submission by inspiring terror. In Louvain, whero the system of terrorizing was carried to the furthest limit, out rages on children wcro uncommon The same, however, cannot be said of some of the smaller villages which were subjected to the system. In Hofotade and Sempst, in Haecht, Rotselaer, and Wespelaer, many chil dren were murdered. Nor can it b'e said of the village of Tamlnes, where three small children (whose names are given by an eyo witness of the crime) were slaughtered on the green for no apparent motive. It is difficult to imagine the motives which may have prompted such acts. Whether or not Belgian civilians fired on German soldiers, young children at any rate did not fire. The num ber and character of these murders conctitute the most distressing fea ture connected with the conduct of the war so far fis it is rcvoaled in the depositions submitted to the com mittee. State of Ohio. City of Toledo, Lucas County, . ) Frank J. Cheney make oath that he in senior partner in the firm. of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing- vua.ucM m iuc .ny vi Auieao, ioumy ana stale aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONB HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of HALL'S CATARRH CURE. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my pres ence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1886. (Seal) ' A. W. GLEASON, Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio. Sold by Druggist. 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Death at Troy. Mrs. Sara Compton, widow of a former agent of the J. C. R. R. Co. many years ago at Troy, died Fri day, . April. 26, 1918, aged 71 years; Mrs. Compton was stricken with paralysis some years ago and has never been able to survive its effects. She was a member of the Methodist Church, a woman of saintly char acter, Christian virtues and personal worth. She was a very kind neigh bor' and friend, and was esteemed by everyone. . - .' . Services were conducted at the residence in Troy by Rev. J. W. Carnell, and the remains were ship ped to Xenia, Ohio, accompanied by her housekeeper, Mrs. Blackwell, and Mr. J. Lee Hughes. Mrs. Blackwell was remembered in her will. Death of Mr. Jesse Fate. Mr. Jesse Pate, an aged citizen, died at his home in Union City on Exchange street Tuesday, April 30, 1918. Mr. Pate was stricken with paralysis. He was 89 years old and a native of Middle Tennessee. He was for. many years a citizen of the Sanders Chapel vicinity. Some time ago he moved to towo and hi3 daugh ter, Mrs. Blanton, came to live with him. - Mr. Pate is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Sallie Williams, Mrs. Lucy Frazier,Mrs. Martha Blanton, and one son, Mr. Bob Pate. He was well known by the older citizens, and Is remembered with the kindest expressions of esteem. The remains were taken to San ders Chapel .for burial - and service was conducted by-Elder T.; M. Car ney. ' " . ' . ' ' Death of Geo. Jjiyne Jackson. Mr. George Layne Jackson died at Camp Green, Charlotte, N. C, after an illness of two weeks of pneu monia. The young man was a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jackson, of Memphis, formerly residents of Un ion City. - Deceased was 25 years of age. He was born in Union CityBefore he went to camp he was engaged as traveling salesman in the lumber business in connection with his fath er. . He volunteered in the service of his country last fall to Join the army, and was taken ill of pneu monia in camp. Two weeks before his death Mr. and Mrs. Jackson left for his quarters and remained until he died. Deceased is survived by his par ents and his half brothers, Messrs. Brooks and Hughlett Jackson, who, accompanied by Mr. Max Layne, of Helena, Ark., came over for the funeral. The remains were shipped direct to Union City, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, and conveyed to the residence of Mrs. Anna Mur phy on Divisions street. Services and burial were conduct ed Tuesday afternoon at the City Cemetery. Rev. W. W, Armstrong, the minister, was in charge. Quite a small boy when the fami ly left Union City, we gather from those who knew him that . George was a young man ot fine mental and physical stature and moral courage, warm-hearted, generous, one who in spires the highest confidence and holds the esteem of friends, pleasant and reassuring in manner, and with al a fine character. In his youth he gavo his heart to God and was baptized in the Metho dist Church. He never forgot his mother's advice and his faith in Di vine Providence. His passing in creases the roll of American patriots, surrendering their lives upon the altar of national honor. Funeral serv'ces were conducted at the grave by Rev. W. W. Armstrong. The honors of military burial were conferred by Company K of Union City, who marched as escort to the cemetery, where the regulation vol ley firing was observed and where when the grave was filled they Bounded taps, tho last sad rite to the deceased. Card of Thanks. , To the good people of Union City: After a lapse of fourteen years we came back to you, under a cloud of Sorrow and bleeding hearts.' We have buried here out of our sight one dear to us. While we note here many changes, some sad ones, miss ing faces, and forms of friends once dear to us in the flesh, we have found the same spirit of tender sym pathy and service that has always been characteristic of the good peo ple of Union City, and the younger ones, who have grown up, and the stranger, who has come within your gates, seem to have imbibed this same sweet spirit, a spirit akin to God. And for their expressions and evidences of sympathy, their words of condolence, the gifts of sweet and fragrant flowers, beneath which sleeps our dear one, and to Capt. An drews 'and comrades in arms who paid such a touching and impressive tribute, and to those who rendered music sweet and touching, and the Inspired words of Brother Walker, a man of God,' and to many others, names too numerous, to mention, who contributed their presence and expressions of sympathy, to all these and for all of these evidences of tenderness and sympathy, we pray God that a halo of glory may ever be round about you, and that your pathway thru life may be strewn with flowers fragrant with the breath of God's love and peace, and when you, too, must otack your arms and answer to the last roll call, that He who doeth all things well may gather each of us unto himself is the wish and the prayer of W. H. Jackson, wife, sons and relatives. UNION CITY. TESTIMONY Home Proof, Here, There and Every where. When you see Doan's Kidney Pills recommended in this paper you most always find the recommender a Un ion City resident. - It's the same everywhere in 3,800 towns in the U. S. Fifty thousand people publicly thank Doan's. . What other kidney remedy can give this proof of merit, honesty and truth? Home testimony must be true or it could not be pub lished here. Read this Union City recommendation. Then insist on having Doan's.., You will know what you are getting: J. N. Bradshaw, prop: Grist Mill, 413 Palmer St., says: "I was both- erod by dull, nagging backaches and had headaches and dizzy spells and other symptoms of kidney disorder. Doan's Kidney Pills removed the aches and pains in my back and reg ulated my kidneys." Price 60c, at all dealers Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Bradshaw had. Foster-Mllburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. T. VliiOL MB GOOD BLOOD Positive Convincing Proof Many so-called remedies for anae mia are only so in name. Their mak ers are afraid to prove cheir claims by telling what their medicines contain. The only way to be honest with the people is to let them know what they are paying for. Here is the Vinoi formula. When the doctor know, what a medicine contains, it ceases to be a "patent" medicine. fl Cod Unt and Beef Peptones, Iron and Mancanea Feptooatrs, Iron and Am- phosphate, Caacarin. Any doctor will tell you that the in gredients of VinoL as named above will enrich the blood and banish anae mia and create strength. When the blood isjpnreand rich and red, th body isjtrong and robust. Youxaiffproveithis,at,our expense becausyourlmoneyAwileJreturned: if VteolaoesinotJmproyelyourJiealtJu. Oliver's Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. In Memory. A shadow was-cast over our com munity when the death angel came for Luna. She was born, reared and lived here . until five months ago, when she became the wife of Wil liam Haywood Hicks, of Nashville, Tenn., with whom she lived supreme- iy nappy unm sne succumueu iu m- diaease of pellagra. She and.Jvei' husband spent the last several week of her illness here in her father' home. All that medical skill and. loving hands could do was done for her but to no avail. On April 24 the same kind min ister who such a few short months, before performed her marriage cere mony, spoke comforting words to her bereaved ones, and she was laid to rest in East View Cemetery beneath a bank of beautiful flowers. Everyone loved Luna Carter and it was so sad to see her taken from- Mr. Hicks so early in their married life. Since childhood Luna has been my most intimate friend. Has been an elder sister to me. I shall greatly miss her Christian influence and the sweet association with her. With Mr. and Mrs. Carter, Mr. Hicks and her brothers and si3ters I mourn her loss, but with the sweet assurance that she is at rest from her suffering sua eaie in iienveii. uua. In Memory of Lona Eveland Hicks. Just let me rest now, were words, spoken by ono who suffered much and long, Lona Eveland Hicks, as. she lay dying in the home of her mother, Mre. J. D. Hicks, in Union, City, Tenn. Thus ended a life that was full of promise for a beautiful end noble girl, but at an early age. that dread disease laid its grim hand upon her and blighted her young life like a lovely flower that is crush ed withers and dies. Well do we remember her as a happy, smiling school girl, having a plocsant word for everyone, never speaking a harm word of anyone. Lona was a sweet Christian girl, and to know her waa to love her. All that loving hearts, and hands could do was of no avail. However the Lord knows when a. soul . is too pure for this, world, so on April 19, 1918, God called, come, and she gently fell asleep. Oh, how we loved her, .'.-i;-: But the angels loved her more; . -So they gently called her .; To yonder shining shore. The remains were laid to rfeft be-, neath a mound of beautiful flowers. in me eiU.b. view i;eiueiery, express ing the kind thoughts of friends and loved ones. . AZALEE WILLIAMS. How to Use Kitrate of Soda. A clover sod which had been heavily manured when it was young is the best place to grow Irish po tatoes and- corn. There is nitrogen there in the cheapest form. If you have to buy and import your nitro gen, nitrate of soda is the cheapest form. . Always reinforce nitrate of soda with acid phosphate or basic slag It requires ebout 2 pounds of phos phate to balance 1 pound of nitrate. For corn use to tho acre about 200 pounds of phosphate at planting time. When the plants are several inches high, use 75 to 100 pounds of nitrate of soda to the acre, sowing it broad cast by hand like seed. Very poor run down land responds best. For Irish potatoes, use to the acre 300. to 400 pounds of phosphate and 50 or 60 pounds of nitrate at plant ing time. As soon as the plants are up scatter 100. pounds more of ni trate along tho row. Harrow it in with section harrow or' a shallow cultivator. Do not apply nitrate of soda when the leaves are wet with dew or rain. You've tried the rest, now try the best Jersey Cream Flour.