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Scene From the Great Light Opera, "The Chocolate Soldier' Coming Here Chautauqua Week
1 V in it u IT - '.rfl y"7 -wW iff- 41 'rt wr.. a- 'V w 4? L utatanwiaiiaiii I "The Chocolate Soldter," Oscar Strauss' great light opera, will be pre sented by a company of 80, Including orchestra, on the fifth night of the Bedpatl) Chautauqua here this season. So great was the success of The Mikado" last season that the Redpath management decided to present a light opera Again this year, and In choosing The Chocolate Soldier" selected an opera which holds a remarkable record for long metropolitan runs. For jthree years "The Chocolate Soldier" ran at the Casino Theatre In New York, fend la the Reticath croductlon this year are a cumber of members of the original Casino company. In the company also are Miss Jeanette Studley, who appeared In "Robin Hood" with the De Koven company, and Miss Nelle Fleming, who will be remembered as having taken the part of Plttl-Slng In last season's Redpath production of '"The Mikado." The 6tago and lighting effects of "The Chocolate Soldier" will be a reve lation as to what can be done in this direction on the Chautauqua platform. The scene Is laid In' wartime In Bulgaria. Love, patriotism and comedy all figure In this great opera. The entire production is presented under the personal supervision of Mr. Ralph Dunbar, who gave the Chautauqua audiences "The Mikado" last season and the White Hussars and Cathedral Choir the preceding years. Mr. Dunbar is thoroughly In sympathy with the Ideals and principles of the Chautauqua: movement as is no other producer of the day and in placing this production in his hands the Redpath management did so with perfect confidence that the results would be in complete harmony, with the desires and tastes of Its patrons. . Oiauatauqua Week Mere June 21-28 THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Baird, Union City, Teni. Entered at the post office at Union City.Ten issee, as aecond-clas mail matter. FRIDAY, JUNE 7. 1918. If we have got to spend four or five or eight or ten ycar3 more fight ing the German military machine why not put every man to work ot something that will be of use to the Government in support of the army. Why allow the army of saloon men to continue in a business that weak ens our defenso and robs it of the help that must eventually be con scripted. Why allow men to waste their energy at baseball that might be useful in food production and other helpful vocations. Why not go to war in earnest and be done with it. Every unit of our man power (and woman power too) is needed. If it is used now thousands of our boys may be saved from slaughter and worse than slaughter. There arc numbers of things in which men pre engaged, which are worth nothing whatever to our Gov ernment in the war, which on the contrary act as a barrier to it3 prog ress. Cut out the whiskey sellers the sports, the loafers and Idlers and "dig in" now. IJ must bo done some time and it may save a few great na tlono and millions of lives to do it now. FARM NEWS. W. M. Warterflcld has forty acres of very fine Abbruizi rye. This is the first Abbruzzi rye ever grown in this county. Two more pure bred duroc Jersey pigs go this week to the Boys Agri cultural Club at Rives. M. T. War ren and Edward Wright are the boys receiving these pigs. Mr. Bob Wade furnished the money for the boys of the Rives club to buy pigs. Mr. Charley Everett has Just bought 200 tons of ground lime stone for his farm. J. A. Hughes notices the striking difference in his wheat in favor of the land where lime and phosphate was applied last fall. Mr. Clarence Fox, of Obion, will put in a flock of 20 ewes this year. Walter Warren is hulling this week a very fine field of crimson clover. Big Wheat Crop. One hundred members of the St Louis Grain Club held their annual outing and dinner at the Bellerlve Country Club yesterday. Frank O, Watts, president of the Third Na tional Bank; E. M. Fle3ch, vice presi dent of the grain administration, and Bert H. Lang, who assists Flesch in distributing all the grain marketed In nine States, spoke at the dinner. President W. J. Edwards of the Grain Club called attention of the grain dealers to the fact that St Louis has become the center of the soft wheat growing district of the United States. He said: "The bulk of the soft wheat grown In this country is produced in Mis " souri, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana and a large acreage has been developed in Kentucky and Tennessee. By reason of its geographical location St. Louis is the logical distributing point for this grain. "In normal times soft wheat is . greatly in demand for export. Dur ing war times, however exporters are giaa to get any juna oi wneat. St. Louis also is one of the leading oats markets of the United States, t wab a am V a fa f V o f T1H nnfa -to tj j a vaovu vl iuv iavt iuuw aaaauvao 10 : tLo largest oats-producing State in .the Union; Iowa is second and Mis souri is third." The grain men predict that 900, 000,000 bushels of wheat will be 'produced in ' the United States this year. This is the maximum figure, based on reliable Government fore casts and other authentic informa tion. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The Wheat Harvest. At a meeting here in the Commer cial Club rooms last Tuesday, called by Dr. McRee, County Chairman of National Defense, a number of wheat growers were present to confer with reference to the harvest and to ar rangements undertaken by the Gov ernment to protect the crop from loss or damage. The Government proposes to aid in the harvest by seeing after the necessary labor to harvest and save the wheat after it has been harvest ed and to superintend the proper re pair of machinery, etc. J. R. Brat ton, of Nashville, was here on be half of the Government, and Mr Cloys, of the County Food Adminis tration, to give Instructions. Mr, Newt Whipple was appointed chair man of the county threshing com mittee to see that the regulations for harvesting are carried out'. No farmer, who is within easy distance of a thresher, will be allowed to hog his wheat, but he wjll have aid and advice about the work. The threshermen are allowed 20 cents a bushel in case3 where it is Justified. ' The following were present at the meeting: Dr. F. M. McRee, W. E. Weather spoon, J. D. Alexander, W. A. Houser, A. Coble, Wade Wiley, J. H. Todd, A. S. Shipp, C. W. Brevard, Luke Latimer, J. M. Brice, A. H. Mc Daniel, J. A. Bratton, S. T. Pruett, C. B. Hale, T. C. Callicott, M. H. For ester, S. R. Bratton, A. C. Houser, J. Caldwell, Harry J. Naylor, W. E. Greer, C. B. Naylor, J. M. Honeycutt, Oscar Owen, W. H. Latimer, J. A, Morgan. Soldier Boys. Friends were glad to learn of the promotion of Mr. Elmore Williams this week. He left a few week3 ago for camp and has been promoted twice since he arrived, having been made sergeant last Friday. Dentists in War Work. The Preparedness League of Amer ican Dentists, thru the State Direc tor, Dr. O. A. Oliver, writes Dr. Jake H. Park, this city, director for Obion County, that there are 425 members of the league in the State and that 10,000 free operations for drafted men have been performed. The or ders are for preparation of the men of Class One. ' Dr. Park has been giv ing his time to the quota from Obion County, and will be ready for the men as they are called. Kecruiting Station Notes. The following young men were accepted at this station since last report and forwarded to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., for enlistment: Lyman Eubanks, Trenton, coast artillery. Buster Parrlsh, Trenton, coast ar tillery. Joe D. Shaford, Hickman, Ky., coast artillery. Burton Hill, Paducah, Ky., coist artillery. Jessie F. Eubanks, Trenton, coast artillery NEWS NOTES. The Western Union Telegraph Company, thru its president, has re jected the proposals of the War La bor Board to settle the dispute grow ing out of the discharging of union employes. After various propositions hen been presented, the president of the corporation declared that it re garded its duty to serve best the Government and the public and that this could not be done if there were dealings with the union. Former President Taft, co-chairman of the board, in a final appeal, declared Surgeons agree that in cases of Cuts, Burns, Bruises and Wounds, the FIRST TREATMENT is mose im portant. When an EFFICIENT an tiseptic is applied promptly, there Is no danger of Infection and the wound begins to heal 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, 11.00 and 11.50. Sold by Oliver Drug Co. v " 4 COMING 100 Redpath Chautauqua 7 Vacation 7 Days ' Chocolate Soldier SO Pwto Miss Margery Maxwell Soprano-Chicago Grand Opera Co. 1 Dunbar's Revue FaaturisgGrud Panda of Sir John Foster Fraser Famoot War-writer and Lecturer Capt Fredlc Campbell Hero of Royaj Flying Corps Mrs. CLriitine Frederick Expat War-tim Howehold Economics Croatian Orchestra Native Tamburlca Orchestra Raemaekers Cartoons Many Other Big Attractions Sesssa Tickets $150 aad War Tax Tickets Now on Sal Chautauqua Week Here June 21-28 Robert C. Chambers, Huntingdon tnat tne usefulness of the Govern- Bar of Obion County. quartermaster corps. Leo Friel, Union City, coast ar tillery. Mark Butler, Union City, infantry, Wynn D. Williams, Union City, infantry. Paul Wright, Little Rock, Ark. infantry. George Schroder, Paducah, Ky., in fantry. Men above draft age who care to enlist in the army for services in the United States only, maydo so by ap plying at the Army Recruiting Sta tion, this city. Hon. Austin Peay, of Clarksville, Democratic candidate for Governor of Tennessee, spoke at the court house in Union City Wednesday af tcrnoon, June 5. The audience was small, but some of the leading citi zens were present and gave the dis lingulshed gentleman an attentive hearing. The consensus of opinion was that he made a fine impression and by those even who are not to upport him a fine speech. Notice to Elks. All members and former members of the Union City B. P. O. E. No 679 are specially urged to be pres ent to-night, Friday, June 7, at a special meeting called by the officers of the lodge for the transaction of Important business. Everyone, whether holding a card or not, is urged to be on hand. You will be welcome. The hour of meeting is 8 p. m. J. C. BURDICK, E. R. U. A. Flowers, Acting Sec. Catarrh Cannot Be Cured. with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, an they cannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it you must take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts directly upon mc uiuuu ana mucous sunace. Hall's Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was dihoiM by one of the best physicians in this country for years and is a regular prescription. It is com posed oi tne best tonics known, combined with the best blood purifiers, acting: directly on the mucous surfaces. The perfect combination of tne two ingredients is wnat produces such won derful results in curing: catarrh. Send for testi monials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Props., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, price 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Total figures for tho recent Red Cross drive are beginning to take shape. The amount now is estimated at $166,439,201, and when a com plete tally is made it is expected that the oversubscription will reach $70,000,000. Five States tripled their quotas. ment meditators would be hampered by the rejection of the proposal ' Complete subjugation of Austria Hungary to German domination and the elimination of any hope for even semi-independence that may have been entertained by the Czechs, Jugo-Slavs and other anti-German elements in the dual monarchy is seen in Washington as the Certain result of the new military treaty be tween Germany and Austria-Hun gary. The scarcity of meat in England ha3 been relieved by the recent large imports from the United States, and the meat ration is now back to the normal allowance under the compul sory rationing system. Supplies of butter and cheese are still short In England, but imports from the United States are soon expected to relievs that situation. American soiaier3 m France are discussing the part they will take in the great battle now being fought on the Western front. There is no doubt that every available man will be thrown into the combat when the French high command deems It necessary. Repeated attacks on Cantigny have been repulsed by the Americans. The voluntary agreement of the brewers of the nation to curtail the production of beer 30 per , cent, ex pires June 30, and with the an nouncement that the brewery inter ests will be called within a few weeks to meet in Washington with the Fuel Administration, it is ex pected more radical restrictions will be made. Director General McAdoo in a tele- egram to labor union heads remind ed all employes" that they are em ployes of the United States, and that a strike means a blow at their own Government. He called uoon union leaders to urge upon their men the wisdom and patriotism of remaining at their duty. Testifying at the trial of the 112 Industrial Workers of the World, Private Frank Wormkee, alias Frank Woods, told of violence of members of the organization which spanned a period of nearly two years, during a part of which he worked as an Field Marshal von Hindenburg has been reported dead or gravely ill, but a writer in the Lokai Anzelger says that on last Tuesday the Kaiser and von Hindenburg took a long walk on the battlefront at Croanne. A resolution was adopted by the Bar of Obion County in a meeting at the courthouse last Saturday, in which a number of attorneys spoke in very high terms of Judge Jones as a citizen, a man of public affairs and a judge of the court. The high est regard of the bar was expressed for Judge Jones and these remarks found expression in a resolution as follows: Be it remembered that a meeting of the members of the Bar of Obion County was held at the courthouse in Union City on May 31, 1918, for the purpose of giving expression to their personal esteem of Honorable Joseph E. Jones, the retiring Circuit Judge for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of Tennessee, whereupon the following resolutions were unani mously adopted by the bar: Resolved, That whereas Honorable Joseph E. Jones, now about to re tire from the position of .Circuit Judge, has presided over the Circuit Court of this county and in this Cir cuit for more than ten year with" marked fairness, courtesy and abllln ty; and whereas, the members of this bar recognize Judge Jones as a most amiable Christian gentleman, and esteem him for his many ad mirable trait3 of character; there fore, resolved that upon hi3 retire ment from the bench, we deem it proper to givo this expression of our esteem and respect for him as a gen tleman and as the judge of said court Resolved further, That W. H. Swlggart, a member of this bar, be appointed to present these resolu tions to Honorable Joseph E. Jones, and request that they be spread up on the minutes of the court as & permanent token of respect and es teem of this bar for our distinguish ed retiring judge. We, the undersigned committee. this day appointed by the Bar of Obion County, beg to submit the: above as our report, and recommend the adoption of same by the bar. RICE A PIERCE, SEID WADDELL, . . F. J. SMITH, Committee. . Notice To Drainage Contractors Sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Judge of Obion County, Tenn., at Union City, Tenn., until one o'clock on June 29th, 1918, for the construction of the Free Bridges Drainage District in Obion and Lake Counties, Tenn., in volving the excavation of 612,000 cubic yeards of earth and clearing 120 acres of right-of-way. Plans and specifications may be seen at the office of W. C. Kelly, engineer for the district, at Union City, Tenn. Right to reject any and all bids re served by Board of Directors. Cer tified check for $5,000.00 required on part of bidders. This June 3, 1918. ll-4t. P. B. MORRIS, Secretary Board of Directors, Free Bridges Drainage District.