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The occupants of the second floor of the west side Nailling building are lonely and sad this Monday morning, because our dear friend and comrade, Mr. Obediah M. Spradlin, lies in earth's last restlng.place. We would not call him back, but we miss him more than we can tell. For ten years Mr. Spradlin had made this building his home, taking his meals at the Nemo Hotel, managed of late by Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Miller, who were so very kind to him. Mr. Sprad lin was 72 years, 5 months and 2 days old. His native State was North Carolina. He has been the contrac tor in. past years for many of the houses here in Union City as well as in other places. He was a man of staunch character and regular habits, ever thoughtful and consid erate of his friends, and always ready and watching to do an act of kindness. In fact, ho drew his last breath immediately after performing a deed of kindness for Mr. Scott, whose studio is opposite his room, and who regularly read the daily news to him. He was unselfish. On cold winter mornings he urged those whose fires were not yet warm to come into Mr. O. Spradlin's office and warm until their rooms were comfortable. He was always here in the building and when any one of the offices was vacant he took It up on himself to look after that office and to see that nothing went wrong regarding it. His was the most op timistic nature the writer has ever Ttnown. He was never discouraged .For him "every cloud had a silver lining" and he seemed to wear them turned inside out. His speech was clean as his mind. One looked into his clear, deep-set eyes and thought "in him Indeed is no guile, But deeper and beyond all the above is the knowledge that we know that to-day. he is present with the Lord though absent from the body. About ten days ago, in conversation with the writer, he expressed a desire for knowledge regarding the state of the soul after the dissolution of the l)ody. He was greatly comforted and satisfied with Paul's statment in II Cor. 6-6. More than once he has said, "I am not afraid to die. That a the smallest thing in all of life. Although having been practically blind for nine years, he never com plained, but was always thankful for his extraordinarv health. Tn fact the morning before he went away that afternoon he said to the writer, "It hurts worse to be olck when you are not used to it." And then added, "But I am so thankful that I have had such good health all my life. Especially he loved to lis ten and talk about the crucifixion. One time he said, "It's all the cross and the atonement, isn't it?" ' It eemo to me that his home-going can best be compared with the, falling of rich ripe fruit from the trees. The years had ripened him and prepared him for that garden, whose keeper is the Lord. Tho day breaketh and the shadows have flown away for him, and now he is In the presence of Him whom his soul loved, where the sun blights not and the winter breezes do not chill. To dear Mr. Spradlin, who has reached the end of the way, I am sure that the trials of the road seem nothing, for he has been safely trans ported beyond death's sea by the captain of his soul, and his bark lies securely anchored to the Rock of Ages in the city that lieth four square. Besides a number of grandchil dren, Mr. Spradlin leaves four sons, "Messrs. Will, Jay, Jim and O. Sprad lin, the latter being of this city. One Who Knew Him. In addition to the above kind eulogy we would like to add our ad miration of Mr. Spradlin'B splendid courage and optimism. Notwith standing nis amicuona ne never seemed disheartened, but was always ready to respond when hailed with a hearty salutation. We knew him for years and do not recall an instance when he either complained or spoke unkindly of his fellowmen. He was like a diamond In the rough. There were- besetting influences, but with it all he had bis secret charities and confidential friendships. He was generally and kindly esteemed. Funeral service was conducted In the offices of Mr. 0. Spradlin Satur day evening at 6 o'clock, Rev. W. B. Cunningham leading and offering a tribute, with song service also by Messrs. Garth, Jones, Andrews, Woosley. The remains were taken to East View for burial, the following acting as pall bearers. F. E. Quinn, Arch Adams, R. E. Craig, J. W. Scott, Jerre Malone, R. 1. Miller. WANTED Girls with grammar or high school education to go In training. Prepare yourself o be self supporting both during and after the -war. Address Baird-Dulaney Hospital, Dyersburg, Tenn. 30-DAtS-CLEANING-UP SA ftp THEY MUST GO- SLIPPERS -THEY MUST GO Wc must have room for fall shoes arriving daily, and therefore we i are offering all of our slippers to the public below cost price. Now is your time to buy slippers for we will sell them cheaper than ever before. They must go. You'll find all styles and lasts, so come to Phil Hyman's Cut-price Store. SALE Get your choice of these slippers at cheap these slippers will sell : SALE PRICE " SALE PRICE Ladies' Brown $5.00 Oxfords $3.48 Men's $5.00 Slippers ....$3.48 Ladies' $4.50 Patent Pumps 2.98 Men's $4.50 Slippers 2.98 Ladies' $3.50 Slippers....... 1.98 Men's $4.50 Brown English 2.98 Men's $7.00 English Dark Brown, $4.98. , As the space is very small we cannot mention any more of our cut prices. We will ask yoiito come and be convinced that Phil Hyman cuts the price. 3 Acrostic. S stands for soldiers On their way to France, L denotes the lives of Dear ones we must sacrifice. I means the innocent,' E the rorros we may make; R our rights at stake. Put them together and they spell soldier, and we will got the Kaiser before we quit. CLARENCE A. JENKINS. Camp Pike, Ark. . St. Louis Live Stock Market. Cattle: Beef steers $9.50 to $17.85; stpekers and feeders $9 to $11.25; stock cows and heifers $8 to $9; yearling butcher cattle $8.50 to $15; beef cows $8 to $13; canners and cutters $7.25 to $8.25; beef bulls $11 to $13, and sausage bulls $8 to $10. - ".' Hogs:, Good to choice hogs 160 to 230 pounds, $16.70 to $16.90; heavier hogs $16.50 to $16.75; 130 to 150 pound-pigs $16.75 to $16.90; lighter pigs $16.25 to $16.75, and rough hoga $15.50 to $15.65. Sheep: General market 50 to 75 cents lower than a week rgo. Bulk of the good to choice lambs $17.75 to $18; medium . $17 to $17.50; cull lambs $13.50 to $14; fat sheep $11 to $12; choppers $9; canners $5; bucks $9 to $9.60; choice . black faced breeding . ewes . $ 1 5 to $16; heavy black and . white-faced $13.50 to $14.50. . Monday, July .1. TT TTTPTPTT JLilr Irilj iATi 60t TARTS SATURDAY, JULY 6 All of our Men's White, Palm Beach and other shades Canvas Oxfords will be sold for Precious Little Baby. The death angel visited our home on Monday, June 24, 1918, and claimed our darling baby, C. D. Gray. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. T. Sellars and the little body was laid to rest in the Shady Grove Cemtery Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Little C. D. was sick only a few days with flux and all that loving hands- could do was done. We could not keep him, as it was our dear Lord's will to relieve our dar ling from 'nis suffering in his own way. It was hard for us to give up our precious little ono. He was only two years of age the 13th of this month and had , learned to, be so sweet and made our homo so happy. Oh, how we'll, miss his little foot steps and the sweet voice. Just the morning before he passed away he raised up in the bed before we had gotten up and called, "Papa,, dink." He couldn't say ho wanted a drink of water. V, "A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is still; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can bo filled. "God in his wisdom ha3 recalled The boon His love has given; And tho tho body moulders Jiere, The soul is safe in heaven." Thus, sweet and precious CD. made earth a light of love till angels bear him to Jesus' arms above. 1 Mother, papa, four sisters and six PPI66 our sale price. Below to brothers, three of which are in U. S. service, are left to mourn hl3 loss. .... One Who Loved Him. State Sunday School Convention. The Tennessee Sunday School As sociation will hold its annual con vention for 1918 in three sections, as follows: k Middle Tennessee, Faycttevllle, August 6, 7 and 8. West Tennessee, Greenfield, Au gust 20, 21 and 22. " The chairmen of the entertain ment committees are: Dr. J. M. McWilliams, Fayetle ville, Tenn. George R. Mullin3, Greenfield, Tenn. ' Hugh L. Vance, 926 East Hill rvcaue, Knoxville, Tenn. Send the names of the delegates who desire entertainment to the chairman in your section. All County and District Sunday School Association officers, pastors and superintendents, ere ex-officio delegates. 'Every Sunday school is entitled to ono delegate for each twenty-five members. Every 'Sunday school is urged to send a full delegation. Begin now to plan to attond. ' ' ' FOR SALE One five-passenger car in first-class condition, been run very little and well cared for, good as new, ft good bargain. Phone or write Dr. E. M. Long, Tel. 144 and 595 J, Union City, Tenn, 13-3t IT IT store you will find how Immense Stores Needed. An account or now soldiers , are fed at sea is given in the daily news paper published on a transport: "Outside of providing 210,000 meals at sea, the mess officer of the ship has very little to do. Very little. "He is only called upon to pro vide, by the regulations, 180 differ ent varieties of food. That's all. Ever try " to order 180 different things to eat? Yet this is the au thentic list. "The food needed to feed 'several thousand me at sea ranges beyond the glutton's dreams. You get the answer in the ship down below the water line, where 7,290 loaves of bread have been baked in one day, and where you stumble over every variety, from 60,000 pounds of beef to 132,000 eggs, or a compartment of brick ice cream in a 10-degree- above-zero vault. "And if this doesn't suit, you can bump along into 49,324 pounds of potatoes, 7,100 Rounds of ham and bacon, 7,800 pounds of butter, 9,200 pound of sugar, and 61,600 pounds of flour. "If you can't get a meal out of this you can still fall back on 4,600 pounds of sausage, 3,400 pounds of sauerkraut, 26,000 pounds of apples, 19,800 pounds of oranges, and 4,200 pounds of onions. ; And this leaves out 1,600 pounds of Jam and 9,400 pqunds of lima and navy beans." $1.98 Salle NEWS NOTES. Moscow has fallen; Lenino and Trotsky havo fled; Korniloff and Kaledines are in control of the city. These were the rumors spread broad cast, presumably from German sources. In the eamc connection with the statement that the Bol shevik Government had been over thrown come reports that Archduke Nicholas has proclaimed himself Emperor. Contradictory reports con tinue to pour in regarding the as sassination of Nicholas Romanoff, the former Emperor. Some dis patches announce the former Czar is well and in good health. Various details also cro given as to his pur ported assassination. President Wilson sent to the Sen ate the names of eight now Major Generals and thirteen Brigadier Generals of the National Army to fill vacancies now existing in the mili tary service. Tho selections were mado by Gen. Pershing and Gen. March and it was apparent thtt the policy of selection for merit is fully fixed thruout the army. British and French forces, strik ing in Flanders and to tho south, took the Germans by surprise and gained ground to the depth of about a mile on a total front of eight miles. French troop3 captured more than 1,000 prisoners, while the British- took several hundred. Hard fighting is in progress in ttie mountains on the Italian front. Tho 'enormous sum of $22,000,- 000,000 went thru ttie hoppers of Congress. This included the vast army bill, the naval and sundry civ il service measure and the post-office appropriation. The haste was made in the hope that the measures could be passed before the end of the fiscal year and to clear the way for the midsummer recess. Special American units sent from the United States to supplement the American forces already sent to the Piave front have arrived in Italy, Gen. March, Chief of Staff, an nounced. Gen. March declared the war situation waa especially favor able to the Allies as the result of the rout of the Austrians. Mexican Labor. To assist in meeting the present shortage in unskilled labor restric tions have been temporarily removed on the importation of Mexican la bor to be used in certain occupations. This step supplements the order by which the Department of Labor has arranged to bring Porto Rican la borers into this countryfor work on Government contracts. It is esti mated that 75,000 islanders can be brought in while transportation is available. New regulations on the subject of Mexican labor contain rigid pro visions to prevent any attempt at exploitation on the part of prospec tive employers. Wage rates current for similar labor in the localities in which the admitted alien is to be employed are assured, as well as good housing and sanitation condi tions. Applications for permission to im port Mexican labor under the new provisions may be filed with United States immigration or employment service officiafs, giving the number of laborers desired, class of work and place of employment. Honey Instead of Merchandise. '' The original order that the ap proval of. ii regimental or hlg'ur commander was necessary before packages might be sent to members of the expeditionary forces has been modified bo officers with the rank of Unajor and higher may approve ship ments. The- approval of a company commander is not sufficient. The question of the shipment of parcels to France first came to the attention of the War Department wueu lilt? vuuiuiauuiiie gcnci a.i u Via avnarlf ttAtiarv f nrnaa no YoA t ri 0 1 . congestion, of such articles had reached such a point that French railroads were unable to handle the load. A board appointed by the Sec retary ' of War and the Postmaster General examined 6,000 sacks of parcel post mail, and found that the articles being sent not only, in the main, were absolutely unnecessary, but undesirable. The investigation showed that the amount of such mail had reached a total of 500,000 pounds a week, and was steadily in creasing. Relatives and friends, according to a recent statement .by the War Department, will find they often can do a greater service to soldiers by chase of articles in France than by forwardink the articles. Tobacco 1 now being supplfed as part of the army rations, and merchandise of nearly all kinds may now be pur chased la France thru the huge gen eral store established by the Quarter master Corps at lower prices than, charged by retailers here.