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The fall of Yprea would not cause a general retirement of the British, Washington military experts believe. Though the town is on an eminence overlooking the salient and, for this reason is of strategic value, the army of Gen. Haig will contest every Inch of ground. Therefore it ia re garded as not materially exposing the channel ports. No indication as to when Gen. Foch's reserves will be called on has been given to Wash ington. In the meantime plans are on foot to increase the American army another million men. -Buy Liberty Bonds- The legations of Switzerland and Sweden, representing German and Austro-Hungarian interests In the United States, will, with the approv al and co-operation of the American Government, undertake to systema- . tize and supervise all the relief that mav be eiven to needy families of Interned enemy aliens thruout v the country. A national committee ot Americans is to be organized to co operate with the legations and their consular officers to give aid to law abiding enemy aliens who have 'suf fered on account of their status. Buy Liberty Bonds Some plan of giving the American public more complete information re- carding the American Army activl ties abroad is contemplated by Secre tary Baker. Though what plan is being considered was not made known, it Is no secret that some sort of daily statement is contemplated. With the United States soldiers oc cupying widely separated sectors, with the British in Flanders, the French in Picardy and in their own sector near Toul, news ,has been de layed. Buy Liberty Bonds- By a vote of 63 "to 13 the Senate Monday passed the Overman bill with its general grant of power to the President to co-ordinato and re organize Government departments and other agencies during the war. All amendments opposed by Admin istration leaders were rejected by safe majorities. The measure now goes to the House, and early consid eration there is planned. Buy Liberty Bonds Xenophon P. Wilfley, member of the St. Louis Board of Election Com missioners, was tendered the seat in the United States Senate recently vacated by the death of Senator W. J. Stone, and announced that he would accept the appointment. Judge W. W. Graves,' Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, Monday de clined the appointment. -Buy Liberty Bonds- American Y. M. C. A; workers were rescued from lifeboats after the steamer on which they were going to a European port was torpedoed. All of the passengers were saved and only three of the crow were lost. The Americans were praised for their coolnees under the harrowing cir cumstances. Buy Liberty Bonds BED CROSS NOTES. The work at Red Cross rooms is progressing nicely in both the hos pital garments and surgical dressings departments. Mrs. Swiggart reports 120 pa Jama suits as finished and ready for ship ment and a lot of other sewing un der way. She requests that all work which has been carried away, from the room be finished and returned at once so that it may be gotten in this next shipment. Much work is being accomplished In the surgical dressings department under the direction of Miss Clare Parks and Miss Rubye Mays, and the two hundred pneumonia Jackets will be finished In the allotted time. Tuesday there were a number of visitors at headquarters, among the number being five ladies from the Hornbeak auxiliary who brought a most generous contribution of $56.05. Other donations for the week were ?1 from W. H. Harpole, Route Five, and $12.48 from the Hamilton-Lasley Players, a per cent of the proceeds from one night's en tertainment which they gave to the Red Cross. The treasurer reported the names of sixty-five new members for April. Requests have come to Dr. W. M. Turner, chairman, for the organiza tion of auxiliaries at Pierce, McCon nell and South Fulton. The' organ! zation for Pierce Station is scheduled for Friday night and the others will be organized in the near future. While we do not so oxpress our selves every week, we are under lasting obligations to our town pa pers for the free space that is given the Red Cross work- each week. Use Dahnke-Walker Milling Co, Jersey Cream Flour, a home product Troy School Closes. The Troy school closed on Friday, April 26, with very interesting ex ercises. The fore part of the evening was taken up by the recital of Miss An na Mai Pressly's music class. The pupils, large and small, acquitted themselves very creditcbly. Some difficult pieces were rendered by the larger pupils. ' At the close of the musical pro gram the graduates, from the gram mar school and high school depart ments, together with those from the other grades who " were to receive medals, were assembled on the stage. Rev. T. P. Pressly presented the grammar school diplomas with ap propriate remarks, after which Rev. J. W. Carnell presented the high school diplomas. Mrs. John Moffatt, coming as a representative of the Fin de Siecle Club, presented the medals and awards as follows: For memory work In music, Miss Jennie Harper Polk; for general excellence in literary, Misses Pauline Pressly and Jennie H. Polk tied for the award in the ninth grade; for the highest average in the seventh and eighth grades, Mi33 Sarah Moffatt and Messrs. George Carmack and Ebert Harder tied for the award, which was divided among them equally. In the sixth grade little Miss Martha Brice Polk received the medal for the highest general aver age. Miss Lee Brown received the modal for the highest averago in the high school department. The grammar school graduates, taught by Miss Jeanie Garth, were Misses Sarah Moffatt, Ozella Morris, Winnie Norton, Lula Wat3on, Lucile Griggs, Sancy Bennett and Bon Brown; Messrs. George Carmack, Ebert Harder, Bob Hughes, John Shore. - The high school graduates were Miss JImmie Bright and Mr. David Shore. The evening closed with a beauti ful goodnight song by all the pupils. The program of Miss Pressly's music class was heard at the school chapel Friday evening, exceptional ly fine, a particularly interesting ex hibition of Miss Pressly's department of the school, as follows: Invocation, Rev. J. W. Carnell ; We're Going Over the ,Top, music class; April Day, Louise Carnell; Waltz in F, Virginia Burnett; The Merry Go Round, Mary Elizabeth Guy; Heart's Waltz, Martha Frances Brantley; New Friends, Christine Carnell; Blue Bell March, John J. Burnett; Cherry Blossoms, Elizabeth S. Pressly; Valse Arabesque, Sarah Elizabeth Moffatt; The Call of the Hunter, Harrell Neel; Brothers and Sisters, Pauline Tate; If Dolly Was Alive, .Virginia Burnett, Mary Eliza beth Guy; What Grandpa Said, Arlie Burnett; The Water Mill, Martha Brice Polk; Gondolier Waltz, Bon nie Lasley, Mildred Marshall; Happy and Gay, Alvoughr Moss Guy; The Toy Soldier, lone Burnett; After the War Is Over, ten girls; Bonheur, Thelma Taylor; His Buttons are marked U. S., Elizabeth S. Pressly, John J. Burnett; Our Mountain Home, Bonnie Lasley; La Femme Valse, Pauline Pressly; Girls, Girls, Girls, Alvoughr Moss Guy; Pure As Snow, Sancy Bennett; Little Maids of Timbuctoo, five little girls; Gaiety Polka, Jennie Harper Polk; Just a Bit of Cloth, five girls; Martha, Ozella Morris; The Little Piece of Ribbon, lone Burnett; Qui Vive Galop, Mary Myers; Good Night song, music class and eighth grade. Buy Liberty Bonds , Leonidas Folk Chapter. The Leonidas Polk Chapter, U. D. C, members will please send their finished articles for the French and Belgium layettes as soon as possible to Mrs. Henry Hassler. Buy LibertjrBonds PROGRAM AT REYNOLDS THEATER FRIDAY Metro Presents ETHEL BARRYMORE ' IN "THE ETERNAL MOTHER" SATURDAY Matinee and Night Wm. A. Brady Offers ' KITTY GORDON IN "THE DIVINE SACRIFICE" Special MONDAY Special Selznick Pictures Presents NORMA TALMAGE "POPPY" A Seven Reel Super Production Prices t and 10 cents ioC.rt- AND PERSONAL Penick-Russell. ' The following announcement was mailed to the relatives and friends of Mr. W. M. Penick of this city: "Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Peach an nounce the marriage of their daugh ter, Adeline Peach Russell, to Wm. Marshall Penick, Lieutenant Signal Reserve Corps,, Aviation Service, United States Army, on Saturday, the 27th day-of ApriL 1918, Johns town, Pa." Mr. Penick was born and reared in Union City, entering the service of the M. & O. R. R. Co., and locating in Chicago. The value of his serv ices were recognized in a series of promotions in that service. When he felt called to enter military serv ice he was traveling freight solicitor of the M. & O. R. R. Co., with still larger fields before him. Tho many Union City friends Join Mr. Penick's mother in-Uaion City in the kindest congratulations. He is remembered as one of those Union City young men.who have attained and merited success, and:, his: home people are pleased to have-:his name on our honor roll, ;3.-: Mr., and. Mrs. Penick will be at home June.l at iNorthbrook Courts, 3426 Sixteenth iN. W., Washington City. ' . Buy Liberty Bonds Waco Press Club Gives Entertainment. The most elaborate end beautiful party of the week occurrod yesterday in the Gold Room of tho Raleigh, when the-Waco Frees club presented Mrs. Martha. rFowlkea Haun, dra matic Teader; .assisted by Mrs. Eula Mae Mitchell Carroll, pianist. Each member: of "the dub had sent cards of invitation toften friends, so that the guest list" numbered over three hundred. ' Purple and gpld,. the club colors, were artistically used in Jardi nieres and baskets of lark spur, and the patriotic note was accentuated by American flags, used in the ante room where the officers of the club stood in formal line, and extended greetings. The officers are Mesdames M. Hale, F. M. Thwing, Edith Lessing, M. B. Davis, L. E. Williams, S. Sloan, Wllliard Jackson and D. P. Wallace. A sliver basket was on the table for receiving the silver offering for the war relief fund,, and a most gratifying sum was realized. Mrs. Hale presented Mrs. Haun, who gave the first scene from Ibsen's "Doll House" in a most impreasive way. Mrs. Haun has studied exten sively both in America and-foreign lands, and her rich voice, and grace ful stage bearing, combined with .her thoro knowledge of her-score, made her reading an unqualified success. Mrs. Carroll next gave two piano numbers, the 'first being a selection from Wagner, Die Walkure, and, the second;1 one "6if" Chopin's Etudes,- in which her 'wonderful technique was shown to good advantage Always a brilliant performer, Mrs. Carroll was at her best on this occasion. Both of the artists wore black evening gowns, touched with Jet, and Mrs. Haun wore a cluster of scarlet carnations. The final scene from the Doll House completed the program, after which a social hour was enjoyed. Mrs. F. M. Compton and Mrs. George King wore respon sible for the beautiful floral effects which were much admired. Waco (Texs) Exchange. Mrs. Haun writes that she antici pates a visit to tke old home town sometime soon, and will offer her services to the Red Cross here In a program of recital. She is a member of the Waco Press . Club, organized in 1894 by Will Allen Dromgoole. The friends In Union City will be de lighted to haveMrs. Haun here for a return visit. - ' : - -Buy' Liberty Bonds Caldwell-KirL Mr. E. . R. : Kirk; of Drumrtght, Okla. and .Miss Cammie Caldwell, north of , TroyV. were married in "Un ion City Tuesday, April 30, 1918, The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Caldwell and has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Riley Myers, for. several years. She la a prominent' young lady and has a wide circle of friends, The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Kirk and has lived in Drumright for the past year. We extend to them our heartiest con gratulations, and wish their future to be of much pleasure and their path strewn with roses instead of thorns Mr. and Mrs. Kirk will return In a few days to Drumright where they will make their future home Buy Liberty Bonds Dance. A dance was held in the Elks Club Rooms Tuesday night. Out-of-town visitors from Fulton were Misses Pearl Rice - and Alva Mai Price, Messrs. Bernard Taylor, Claude Free man and Creadle. The Imperial Orchestra from Memphis played. Copyright Hart W. G. Steamer Huron Wrecked. T. R. Meadow received message yesterday morning that the U. S. S. Huron was wrecked, but that his son. J. Meeks Meadow, escaped un hurt, which is indeed very fortunate. The friends in Union City take the greatest pleasure in hearing of the young man's good fortune. Box Supper. A box supper will be given at Hazlewood Schoolhoiise to-night, in Number Seven, May 3, the proceeds to be divided equally between the school and the Red Cross. The men are requested to bring their pocket books and the young ladies their lunch boxes. Everybody invited.-"1 . . rra Installation of Pastor. At a call meeting of Obion Presby tery at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in this city on Saturday, April 27, 1918, in the absence of the moderator, Elder J. W. Burney was elected moderator, and a com mittee was appointed to go to Dyera- burg at an early date to install Rev. T. Ashburn as pastor there, consist ing of Revs. J. H. Thomas, W. B. Cunningham, and E. Rueb, of MCf Kenzie.'Tenn. Boy Rilled in Quarrel. After quarreling over a rowboat for some time last Friday, April 26, somewhere on Isham Lake in Num ber Nine, Herman Smith, aged about 18. struck another boy about the same age by the name of Munford with a stick of stovewood and crush ed his skull. Munford lived a few minutes only. Both the boys lived in Number Nine. Smith was arrested and an ex amining trial was held before Jus tices Fleming and Cutler, and he was placed under a $1,500 bond. Broke Plate Glass Window. One of the large plate-glass win dows in the side of Chas. Diotzel's Jewelry Store was broken accident ally Tuesday afternoon by a Ford car, driven by Mr.' Marshall Kerley, of Jordan. Mr. Kerley started his engine at Wright's restaurant and the driving gear got locked some way. and before Mr. Kerley could get control, the car had run up against the window, and It was broken into small pieces. The marble base un derneath was also broken by the ma chine. Mr. Kerley regretted the ac cident and guaranteed the I033. ' Growing Hogs. For a hog to be profitablo he must be kert growing from birth to mark eting age. He cannot be profitable unless he is healthy. He can ai ways be in a profit-producing condi tion if he Is tea B. A. Thomas' Hog Powder. We positively tell you that this remedy prevents cholera, re moves worms and cures thumps. If the powder does not make good, we Will.. FRANK ; C. WEHMAN. pwonf 111 UNION CITY ' Schaffntr & Marx ' Clagett Company Sold Pacing Mare. President Wilford C. Farris re ports the sale of Lady of the Lake, a Bonnie roan mare seven years old, to John Funke, of Tuscumbia, Ala., for $750. This mare won many races, and has a record of a mile in 2:10, which was done easily. As far arthis end of the circuit is con cerned this ends the great string of Bonnie pacers.- . : . ." Disc Records for all talking ma chines. Dietzel's Jewelry Store. . Eat Potatoes. Hash Brown Potatoes. Cook po tatoes with the skins on in boiling water. When done, chop with a chopper, or a clean tin can. When chopped in small even pieces, spread over with a little butter or other fat and place in the oven to reheat and brown. '. - Potatoes O'Brien. Same as the above with the addition of pimentoes chopped fine and mixed with the po tatoes. That's Different. "She has splendid lines," declar ed Mr. Flubdub as the beautiful animal tamer entered the arena. "What's that?' demanded his wife. - "I said she had splendid lions." THIS WOMAN SAVED FROhl AN OPERATION By taking Lydia E. Pinkham' Vegetable Compound, Une of Thousands of Such Case. Black River Falls, Wls.-,,As Lydia E. 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All parties to this suit, be they petitioners or defendants, are hereby notified that the commissioners here- toiore appoiniea Dy me iuun iu Classify the lands within the drain- ttgw uiatllL, ivnv yy ii ao i xji.w&u Drainage District, as in this cause established, and to apportion the assessments for the cost, expenses, etc.,- of the location, organization, establishment, formation and con struction of such drainage district,: hava rill It Hin-neH and filed their re port with me as Clerk of the Court above mentioned; and all parties to this suit are likewise notified that the Court has set Thursday, the 16th day of May, 1918, for the hearing on oaid report of commis sioners and tho matter of appor tionment and assessment by the Court; said hearing to be beforo the Hon. George R. Kenney, County Judge for Obion County, Tennessee, at the courthouse in Union City, Obion County, Tennessee. . All ob jections to said report must be made in writing and filed with me (C. S. Talley), County Court Clerk of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before noon of said day so set for said hearing. By order of the Court you are ac iwwtllnirlv and an nntiflpd. This Thursday, 18th day or April, 1918. , C. S. TALLEY, F. J. Smith and T. O. Morris, At torneys for Petitioners. . 6-2t Non-Resident Notice. S. C. Wiley vs. S. A. Choate. : Before W. W. Mays,- Justice of Peace of Obion County,- Tennessee, at Union City. it annearlne from the attachment in this cause, which is sworn to, that S. A. Choate is Justly indebted to S. C. Wiley, the plaintiff, and that he resides out of the State; and an at- tanhmant hairlnp tiaen tunned . and bUl'HUlVU U MUi . levied on the defendant's property. it - is ordered that publication be made in The commercial, a news paper published in the town or un ion Citv. Tenn.. for four consecutive weeks, requiring the said S. A. Choate to appear before w. w. Mays, a Justice of the peace oi UDion County, Tennessee, at his office tn thA Thirteenth Civil District of Obion County, and in the town of Union City, Tennessee, on Monday, Oct. 14, 1918, at 1 o'clock p. m. and make defense to said suit or it will be proceeded with ex parte. This April 13, 1918. W. W. MAYS, ' Justice Peace Obion County. J. A. Whipple, Attorney for Plaint iff. 4'4t Triumphant Beam. "How can a fellow have a beam in Vila " "That mav come when he discov ers the mote in his neighbor's." ' and guaranteed.