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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn. Entered at the post office at Unioa City. Teo- euee. u aecond-elaas mail matter. FRIDAY, MAY 24. 1918. Democratic Ticket Chancellor V. H. HOUfKS Circuit Judge R. A. EcKINS County Judse JOEL B. WADDRIX Attorney General THOS. O. MORRIS County Coart Clerk R. H. BOND Circuit Court Clerk THORMAN TALI BY County Trustee T. J. KASTERWOOD County Register R. B. MII.NER Sheriff J. U. HICKMAN 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.. rorKepreaentative. B R ATTON. We are authorized to announce S, R. Bratton. Esa . 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. DR. I. GLOSSON VETERINARIAN Phone 12. Main and Third Sts. UNION CITY. TENN. DR. A. J. TAYLOR Veterinary Surgeon Cumberland Phone 544, Rural Phone 240 Office at Houaer'a Stable UNION CITY. TENN. THE MILLING HOSPITAL THIRD YEAR A Modern Surgical Institution. Graduate Nurses in Attendance. DR. W. A. NAILLING Surgeon. MRS. L. E. RODECKER R. N Supt. Union City, Tenn. Phone41. DR. JAKE H. PARK DENTIST .;' Office: Room I , Naillinp Building TELEPHONE 136 UNION CITY, TENNESSEE d. C. BURDICK Wholesale and Retail Reelfoot Lake and Mississippi River Fish Game Oysters in Season. New location, East Main Street Phone 185 UNION CITY. TENN MOVED! Morris Shoe Shop, Now in the Marshall Build ing, upstairs, next door to The Commercial office. Machinery and equipment for first-class work. We solicit your patronage. W. H. MORRIS. Mgr. Isnt It True After All? Comparatively few dogs are really valuable. Most of them are roving, Insanitary, voracious, disease-breeding animals, dangerous to human life and a constant menace to vested rights. Any condition which com pels the abandonment of one of the most ancient and profitable agricul tural avocations, that of sheep rais ing, Is not only a hardship to the entire farming interest, but a genu ine calamity .to the country as a whole. The sheep is an invaluable animal becoming extinct, whereas the dog is a worthless animal, in the main, which is endured and defended purely upon shallow sentimental grounds. Whoever allows his dog to run at large, especially at night, fails in his duty to his neighbor and to the country. . Surgeons agree thkt in cases of Cuts, Burna, Bruises and Wounds, tho FIRST TREATMENT is most im portant. When an EFFICIENT an tiseptic is applied promptly, there is no danger of infection and the wound beglrs to hoal at once. For use on man or beast, BOROZONE is the IDEAL ANTISEPTIC and HEAL ING AGENT. Buy It now and be ready for an emergency. Price 25c, 60c, $1.00 and $.1.50. Sold by Oliver Drug Co. , I Dr. Witherspoon in Union City. Dr. J. A. Witherspoon, of Nash ville, a guest of Dr. Turner, chair man of the county Red Cross War Fund, was one of the Red Cross speakers of the week, appearing at the Methodist Church Monday even ing. He was greeted by a mammoth audience, filling the large auditori um, and he made a fine impression, Dr. Witherspoon many years ago was a pupil of W. R, Moore, the famous teacher at Glass in Number Fourteen. He was related there. He is a native of Maury County, locating and beginning the practice of medi cine and surgery in Nashville thirty five years ago. Dr. Witherspoon said he was very glad to meet the people of this county. He had known many of them, and it was a pleasure to get back again. The American Red Cross is a body of 22.000.000. growing from an organization of 25,000. He review cd the history of the work and its extensions since the present war, The service is extended to the trenches and everywhere there is an American soldier or his ally. The rolling canteen is an example of the work, which is carried by the Red Cross mother to the trenches, with hot drinks or refreshments, there ready when a lull takes place and the soldier is almost famished and exhausted. It was the Red Cross mothers who aided the suffering Italians when the Germans had de moralized their ranks with false propaganda of American treachery. This was an act which practically alone restored the morale of the Italian Army and is holding them in vincible to-day against the Germans and Austrians. Speaking of the relationship be tween the French and American na tions, Dr. Witherspoon referred to the War of American Revolution, when LaFayette and Rochambeau and their French soldiers came to the aid of General Washington. After one hundred years the Americans are in France to pay this debt of gratitude. German cruelty and the abject horrors of. German warfare have made it impossible to enter into peace terms. There is no record in the, history of the world of such fiendish and brutal methods of war. This is the way the Kaiser has un dertaken to terrorize and bring the world to its knees with fear. There is no such thing, says' Dr. Witherspoon, as a German-Anferi- can. He is either German or Amer lean. Many Germans left their na tive land because of military and political oppression. They came to America which sheltered them and showered luxuries upon them. They should be taught that they owe their loyalty to America, but if they re fuse to be taught then they should be made to understand the code of American honor. Dr. Witherspoon paid a very high tribute to the Red Cros3 mother and said that it was a privilege to give to that great organization of angels of mercy. Ho met a very cordial re ception and his address was warmly applauded. DE. BOND EESIGNS. Seven Connection With Hospital at Bolivar After 18 Months Service. Bolivar, Tenn., May 16. Dr. J. B Bond has resigned as superintendent of the Western Hospital, to take effect on the 19th. It is understood that hU resignation was brought on account of friction with the board Of control. Dr. Bond has served faithfully as superintendent of the institution for the past 'it months, succeeding Dr. Walter Stewart. Dr. Bond will return to hit home In Un ion City and resume tho practice of his profession. Killed in Auto Accident Gilbert Brooks, about twenty-one years of age, whose home is in the vicinity between Limbs and Sharon, was killed Sunday afternoon between four and five o'clock in attempting to cross the I. C. R. R. track at Rives. Young Brooks and his father, Chas. Brooks, sisters, Misses Irene and Mil dred, and friend, Luther McWright, were in a new Ford car. They were in Union City for the Rod Crocs ex ercises and were returning home. Arriving at Rives ttyey drove south to the I. C. grade crossing and start ed over. A train going south was overtaking them, and Gilbert did not stop his car until it was on the rail road track. Then he killed his en gine. The other occupants of the car Jumped and Gilbert got out on the running board of his car prob ably to push it off the track, but the locomotive caught him and threw him against a railroad sign post, and when he was picked up the skull of his forehead was crushed. He breathed for a while but never spoke. The others were shook up but not badly hurt. Gilbert was tak en to the office of Dr. White, and then his remains were removed home. The accident is indeed the cause of general regret and sympathy by the friends of the family and by others who are interested in the work of the Red Cross, and in charge of the exercises in Union City. The kindest condolences are ex tended. The Soldier on Crutches. Good for Obion. At the Red Cross speaking at Obion last Sunday afternoon, con ducted by Hons. R. A. Pierce and J. L. Cochran, a voluntary subscrip tion to the Red Cross of $1,387 was donated by the liberal and patriotic citizens of that place. When the speakers had finished they were not expected to call for a collection, but the well known merchant, Mr. Luth er Moffatt, proposed, as long as the crowd .was present and It was con venient to do so, a subscription be offered. He offered to head the list with $100. There was no second, but when subscriptions of $50 were proposed several responded, and then $25 and down the line to one dollar. Several children subscribed and said they would pick strawberries to pay the amount. A fine spirit, this; but they are awake everywhere now. Kaiserism is to be stamped out and! America is the boy who Is going to do his part. School Teachers, Take Notice. My Dear Superintendent: The next State examination for teachers will be held July 19 and 20. Please encourage all for whom there Is any chance to-pass to tako the examina tion, but discourage others from tak ing it. The standard for school teaching 13 too low in the minds of many. This is shown by those who take the examination. It is not the work of boys and girls but is a man's and woman's work. It is costing the State too much to employ a grading committee to read the papers of manyhundreds of'ap plicants who, judging from their papers, should know before they take the examination that they cannot pass it. Permit only those who will be eighteen years of age by September 1 to take the examination. Do every thing you can to raise the standard of school teaching in your county go that to be a teacher means to be a person of some ability. Your schools had better not run at all than to be taught by inefficient teachers. Very truly yours, S. W. SHERIfILL, State Supt. May 15, 1918. Rationing of Manufacturers. No manufacturer using sugar for manufacturing will be permitted after May 15 to purchase sugar with out the surrender of authorized sugar distribution certificatea lasued by the State Food Administrator' and en dorsed on the back by the buyer. This rule applies to manufacturers of candy, soda water, beverage syr ups, ice cream, soft drinks, and others. Full list with percentage allow ance for each, blank forms, and in structions for obtaining certificates may be found at office of County Food Administrator. Yours truly, . .. G. C. CLOYS. "My Four Years in Germany." Ambassador James W. Gerard's widely read book, "My Four Years in Germany," relating his expert ences as representative of the United States Government in the center of Prussianism, makes a stirring patrl otic propaganda as rendered into film form by Charles A. Logue, who pre pared a scenario, and by William Nigh, who directed last Sunday night at the Knickerbocker Theatre when the film received its premiere presentation, there was hardly a minute when the house did not ring with applause that turned into cheers. All the wily diplomacy with which the heads of the German nation sought to deceivo the United States thru its presentation, all the atrocities witnessed by Mr. Gerard, such as the mistreatment of the Eng lish prisoners, the deportation of helpless Belgian women, perpetrated without regard for any sense of in ternational law these and a large assortment of vlew3 of Allied troops on the march make capital seeing for the man who goes into the theatre ready to have his emotions stirred against the common enemy. Motion Picture News. Reynolds Theatre Monday and Tuesday, May 27 and 28. Matinee daily at 2:30. For -the stomach and bowel dis orders of babies McGEE'S BABY ELIXIR is a remedy of genuine mer it. It acts quickly, is pure, whole some and pleasant to take. Price 25c and 50c per bottle. Sold by Oliver Drug Co. He came down the stairs of the laughter-filled grill Where patriots were eating and drinking their fill; The tap of his crutch on the marble of white Caught my ear as I sat all alone there that night. I turned and a soldier my eyes fell upon. He had fought for his country and one leg was gone! As be entered silence fell over the place: Every eye in the room was turned up to his face, His head was up high and his eyes seemed aflame With a wonderful light, and he laughed as he came. He was young not yet thirty yet never he made One sign of regret for the price, he had paid. One moment before this young sol dier came in I had caught bits of speech in the clatter and din From the fine men about me in life's dress parade Who were boasting the cash sacri fices they'd made; And I thought of my own paltry service with pride, When I turned and that hero of bat tle I spied. I'll never forget the hot flushes of shame That rushed to my cheeks as that fellow came. He was cheerful and smiling and clear-eyed and fine And out of his face a white light seemed to shine, And I thought as he passed me on crutches: "How small Are the gifts that I make if I don't give my all." Some day in the future in many a place More soldiers just like him we'll all have to face, We must sit with them, talk with them, laugh with them, too, With the signs of their service for- eve.' in view, And this was my thought, as I look ed at him then: Oh, God, Make me worthy to stand with such men. Edgar A. Guest. Judge B. L. Matthews. Mr. J. B. Brown, of the vicinity of Glbbs, hands us the following no tlce of death of a former Obion Coun ty citizen: Judgde R. L. Matthews peacefully entered into rest about midnight, Saturday, March 23, 1918, after suf fering more than ten years with paralysis. He started building his Christian monument when he was a young man eighteen years of age and he builded it upon the solid rock of Jesus, for he entered tho Civil War as a nurse about the time of his con version, and he has often said he lived a more devoted Christian man ip every way. As he started his monument he continued to build on to the end of his life, for he was a true Christian man in every way. Robert Layton Matthews was born in Obion County, Tenn., May 25, 1843; departed this lifo Saturday, March 23, age 74 years and 10 months. , He was married Jan. 7, 1868, to Sarah J. Bynum. To this union was born three children, Mrs. J. D. Thom as and Mrs. Leila Cootley, north of Monett, and O. D. Matthews, of Webb City. Death claimed his first com panion. On Nov. 24, 1880, he was married to Miss Bettie Jenkins. To this un ion was born ten children, Mrs. J. H. Peddy, of Muscogee, Okla. ; Dr. Arnett, of Hawaiian Island; Roger, of Monett; Mrs. Orvall Hemphill, north of Pierce City; Archie, Bculah, Radah, Lloyd and Floyd, who made up the home circle, and Robert Loren, who died in infancy. Mr. Matthews moved to Lawrence County in 1881 and bought a farm five miles northeast of Monett, where he lived until a year ago, when that farm was traded for another. He was a successful farmer and accumu lated much of this world's goods. Was elected to the office of Judge of Lawrence County Court and in this as In other things in life he was a success, for he served his county honestly and Impartially. Funeral services were held at Lib erty church Monday, March 25, con ducted by Rev. L. A. Smith and Pas tor E. R. Stribling to tho largest crowd that ever assembled at that place. Besides his companion and chil dren he leaves fifteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a number of relatives and a host of friends to cherish the memory of a noblo and Just man. MRS. W. M. D. You've tried the rest, now try the best Jersey Cream Flour. GOVERNMENT REPORT OLD NATIONAL BANK UNON CITY, TENN., MAY 10, 1918 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts. United States Bonds. Stock in Federal Reserve Bank Banking House, Furniture and Fixtures Due from U. S. Treasury.... - CASH AND SIGHT EXCHANGE Liberty Loan Bonds War Saving Stamps Claims, etc ".. TOTAL LIABILITIES. Capital Stock Surplus and Profits Circulation ..... DEPOSITS $409,760.83 50,000.00 2.700.00 5.500.00 2.500.00 144,706.59 29,925.00 52.87 21.00 .. $645,166.29 $75,000.00 33,664.21 49.300.00 487.202.08 TOTAL .V.: $645,166.29 OFFICERS R. P. WHITESELL. President. S. WADDELL, Vice Pres. A. J. CORUM, Vice Pres. J. S. ROBERTS., Vice President. A. L. GARTH, Cashier. DIRECTORS. i ; Pol. ; WoJJ.ii a i rr.,m h a fwk r h rkk a 1 r.artk E. A. Glover, G. B. DriskiVj. P.Verhine, J. S. Roberts, R. P.Whitesell WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS Why Not Feed DAMCO? Danco Feed is 1 5 per cent of the richest part of the corn. ITS ANALYSIS: Fat - f 7.00 Protein ,--! J - 10.00 Sugar and Starch 65.00 Crude Fibre - 7.00 This is cheaper than corn and on the present market it will feed out at least 25 per cent more than straight corn, pound for pound. At the present prices, you can put 1 00 pounds of flesh on growing hogs run ning on clover at $10.00. Several progressive feeders have used it and all have made big profits in feeding it. This is a by-product of our Jersey Cream Meal. Dahnke-Walker Milling Go. We hope May brings sunshine, joy and happiness to all. If not, why not? Even the birds come forth every morning singing, rejoicing and praising God. And yet they know not how they will be fed. But you do. You know you can call Grissom and get all you want to eat. We have everything in Groceries and everything in Fresh Meats. All the home-grown Vegetables; also New Beans, Potatoes, Strawberries, Oranges, Apples, Bananas, Grape fruit Also everything in lunch goods for picnics. So don't go hungry but eat, eat, eat E. IP. GRISSOIVII Three Phones Union City. Two Fords -f EGGS ORN? -A MONEY V 1 BACK j . 1 uirwm.iMK, jji run na ft PICKEti M SCRATCH j POVDERi feed M Tl Lllrr. unrt t IjtV MAKES HENS 3J -COL PURINA rM MY" lay LH 'If Chicken Chowder won t make your hens lay. they must be roosters If you want more eggs, otder today.from . Sold by the Cash Grocery Company, Union City, Tenn.