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VV Lime, Cement, Brick, Sand . Gravel, Crushed Rock Fire Brick and Metal Lath We have stocked heavy, before harvest began to move, to help the crop move ment. T. L. Bransford Sons. Union City Training School PRIVATE SCHOOL for BOYS and GIRLS Small Classes insuring individual attention. Phone or address F. C. AYDELOTT, Principal. WAR SAVINGS STAMPS OBION COUNTY CAMPAIGN Following Is a general statement by Civil Districts, secured from the office ot the county chairmen, W. E Hudgins: Allotment $24,50,0 Reported 15,955 Short 8,545 2. Allotment $23,000 Reported 22,525 Short 475 Allotment ....... $31,000 Reported ....... 21,535 Short 9,465 4. Allotment $26,560 Reported 24,465 Short 2,095 HOME DEMONSTRATION CLUBS HERE THIS WEEK Allotment $41,640 Reported 26,125- Short 15,515 Allotment $56,140 Reported 64,306 Over 8,166 7. Allotment $34,220 Reported 26,711 Short 7,509 8. Allotment $31,100 Reported- ....... 19,530 Short 11,570 9. Allotment $47,100 Reported '. . 11,081 10. 11, 12. 13. 14. 15. Short 36,018 Allotment $18,960 Reported 12,850 Short 6,110 . - (No report) Allotment . .. $23,100 Reported 13,265 Short 9,835 Allotment $114,260 Reported 123,000 , Over 8,740 Allotment $22,400 Reported 23,320 Over 920 Allotment $32,760 Reported 36,785 Over 16. 4,025 Allotment $78,620 Reported ....... 17,910 Short ,, 60,710 Mr. Hudgins states that this re port is incomplete. The total allotment for the county is $623,000. Amounts reported ag gregate $477,000. The reports now ready will probably increase this amount to $5ftO,000 and over. Report of drinking on the excur sion boat Columbia, which was wrecked Friday night near Peoria, 111., will be investigated. It is esti mated the death roll was between 150 and 200. Relatives of those losW gathered in Pekin and condemned ' members of the crew as responsible for the large loss pf life. Mob vio lence was threatened. How's This? We offer One Hundred Dollars Re ward for any case of Catarrh that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known P. J. Cheney for the lust IS years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and finan cially able to carry out any obligations made by his firm. NATION AI, BANK OP COMMERCE, i Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free, lice 75 vrnts per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Jake Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Miss Lather, County Agent, m Charge, With Over Fifty Girls. The splendid work Miss Eva Luth er is doing in the county ia being exemplified this week in an all-week session at the new City School build ing. The meeting began Tuesday morn ing and ends Saturday afternoon. Demonstrations in canning and 'all other kinds of wor included in the Home Department are being con ducted. Miss Luther is assisted by Miss Thomas, Brownsville, in charge of the Home Department for West Ten nessee, and by Misses Annie Stone, Vivienne White, Juna Reynolds and Pari Milam, this city. Some lectures have been given, notably one from Mr. Strong, of Memphis, yesterday. This included demonstration work. .Miss Thomas and Mi33 Luther will give demonstrations in canning and cheese making Friday. on Wednesday evening a gypsy tea was enjoyed at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stone, Pleasant Valley. The teachers of the county are in vited to be present Saturday after noon. The communities represented are as follows: Cunningham, Elbrldge, Glass, Ken ton, Obion, Rives, Troy, Sunnyside, Crittendon Grove, Chapel Hill, Cres cent, Woodland Mill3 and Houser Valley, and the attendance is as fol lows: . Kenton: Frances Wade, Ellen EldeY, Sarah Bogle, Margaret Glis son, Evelyn Montgomery, Josephine Dodson. Rives: Ruth Harper, Sarah Tay lor, Euline Cummings, Mary Bell Cummings, Mary Warren, Gertrude Agnew. Troy: lone Burnett, Winnie Nor ton, Bonnie Lasley, Pauline Pressly Sancy Bennett, Jennie H. Polk. Glass: Dorothy Dean. Elbridge: Eliza Banks, Shelley Huffstutter, Hite Huffstutter, Nellie Puckett, Lottie Puckett. Chapel Hill: Elizabeth Jonakin Nona Jonakin. Cunningham: Zella Bradshaw, Nonie BradEhaw, Logretta Bradshaw Leila Allen, Pauline Cashdollar. Houser Valley: Lillian Wiley, Lonelle Wiley, Nell Houser, Jessie G Fitz, Farrar Denning, Lucy Mary Denning, Beulah Clark. Woodland Mills: Loi3 Curlin. Sunnyside: Frankio Minter, Reba Cooley, Nettie 'Hinson, Wilma Par- rish, Farla Parrlsh. Hornbeak: Edna Williams, Mag' gie Short, Ruth White, Winnie Wig-dor. Obion: Elizabeth Mills, Wells Fox, Cornelia Peay, Ilene Blevlns, Hazel Shires, Mabel Smith. Crescent: Amy Lee Eckew, Sher ma Carpenter. Crittendon , Grove: Olga Hogan. ma Carpenter. C7ofed UUUatJJ LUCtL mauworlcLr 3iisinerr Tblieii Banks Jlre 0 d if TITTTm XOM iZo-iitg V ft -?' KiJiiA':r. .WrfftS;: flat . i; i ii mini jmK y mi . - .i"- v v. ..t?. Kv-.rs cv ew vorK City's Financial District Decorated In Honor of a Foreign War Mission. Only 84 Days in 1918 in Which the World's Busi ness Is Not Interrupted Somewhere by Holidays and Sundays, French Citizens Celebrating the Fall of the Bastil. CURIOUS HOLIDAY FACTS. Speaking at Troy. Mr. T. K. Reynolds, of Weakley County, candidate for the Senate branch of the Tennessee General As sembly, authorizes us to announce that he will speak at Troy Saturday afternoon, July 13, 1918, at 2:30 o'clock, and invites a hearing on the issues of the campaign. ' Aliens. There are enemy aliens and there are native aliens. The' American who does not do his part toward win ning the war.Svho neither fights nor works nor lends for victory is as much and alien to America's s pur poses and America's cause as the rankest Prussian interned In this country. . f This is a war of peoples as well as of nations, and each individual has a place and a duty. , . There is no national legal hol iday In the United States. Massachusetts does not ob serve New Year's Day as a legal holiday. Five Christian countries do not observe Christmas as a le gal holiday. New Year's Day Is the only holiday observed throughout the world. Eleven different dates are ob served as New Year's Day In , different parts of the world. International business will be Interfered with by holidays or Sundays on 281 days In 1918, of these 261 days being holidays. This leaves only 84 days In which universal banking bus)- ness Is possible. November, with 28 holidays In different parts of the world, leads the months. March, with 19, has the few- est holidays. Brazil leads the nations of the world with 8 holidays. The United States comes next with 54. W By GARRET 8MITH. HILE man plays or prays the worm's business will be In terfered with on 281 days during 1918. In other words, there will be only 84 days in mis coming year that are not Sun days or special holidays in one o uiuie iiuyuriaui commercial regions ot the earth. Nor is this an unusual condition created by the war. We are accustomed to jump remarkable conditions into the category of war eils these days. On the contrary, some of the fighting nations have for the time being stripped their decks of minor and unusually superfluous holidays. Ever since man was condemned to earn his bread by the sweat of his brow he has been putting in a lot of spare time trumping up methods of beating the game. Next to working Into the boss's job the invention of the holiday has been one of his ablest little achievements in this line. Like wise ever since bosses and holidays evolved, along about - history's sun rise, the former, have been cursing the latter as troublesome breaks in the year's work. By the Middle Ages holidays had become so numerous that they seriously interfered wlth industrial pursuits. A valuable re sult of the Reformation not generally appreciated was the abolition of a large portion of these holidays. But as time went on political and religious milestones accumulated again. Today, while the year's over load in any one country is by no means as serious as in the Middle Ages, the growth of international finance has made the world's aggre gate of closed days a serious factor and an expensive one. Not until now, however, has any attempt been made to compile an exhaustive list of holi days for the guidance of bankers and met chants. This task has just been completed by the Guaranty Trust Company of New York city. The re sults have been published in a book let that should be It valuable addition to the reference library of every bank in the country doing more than a pure ly local business. - Importance of Bank Holidays. Suppose a' bank has . a commercial paper collectable in Peking or Athens or Cape Town on January 0. It is important to know whether the bahs fin that particular city will be open jthat day. Does any one around the I'lace know whether January 8 is a ;bank holiday in Peking or Athens or Cape Town? Usually no one does. It's hard enough to keep tabs on the 54 holidays rampant in these United States. It therefore becomes neces sary to send an expensive cablegram 4o get the Information. This sort of rthing happens not once, but many times, in every banking house with an extensive foreign business. Among the holidays established by custom the occasion is generally the anniversary of an Important political s,vent or the birthday of a national hero. Such holidays are therefore lo cal, while church holidays are for the most part general. The former class prevails in the newer and more dem ocratic countries, while the older ones uconne themselves largely to church fasts and festivals. Where Holidays Are Thickest i Contrary to the popular notion, the .new democracies of the west enjoy a greater number of holidays than their 'sister nations of the eastern hemi sphere. Of the 97 nations or depend encies listed Brazil leads, with 84 holidays. The United States, with -54,. is a close second, although she, unlike Brazil, practically ignores the church days. Another popular delu sion is shattered when we find that ;France has only 18 formally observed days and Italy only 23. We had sup posed the Latins always outdid us in this particular. Among the other bel ligerents Germany, it is presumed, Swill observe 20 days next year, Great Britain 16, Japan 15 and Russia 17. In most of these countries numerous : local holidays ordinarily observed jhave been abandoned during the war. '. The study of holidays is fascinat ing to the historian. Those of our jown country offer a particularly rich Afield. If one knew the meaning of all the half a hundred days celebrated in the United States, with the collateral .events connected with each, he would be well versed in the nation's history, ' One of the first surprises In store for such a student is to learn that the United States has no national holi day. The reader will at once think of Fourth of July and of the Presi dent's Thanksgiving proclamation.' But not even these are national. Acts of Congress and Presidents' pro- houncements In this respect apply only to the District of Columbia and ,the territories. The states usually follow suit, but as a matter of cus tom only and not of law. Here Is a chance to win some bets from your friends. America's Red Letter Days. f American local holidays are rich in historical significance. Of such are fthe commemorations of Bunker Hill land Bennington and New Orleans and 'San Jacinto; the all but forgotten Fast Day of New England, still sur viving in New Hampshire; Patriots' Day in Maine and Old Defender's Day in Baltimore, Pioneer ' Day In Idaho; land the various Admission Days pop ular with other Western states, Con federate Memorial Day in the South, together with the birthdays of Lee and other heroes of the Confederacy. Two states have Independence Days 'of their own. Texas observes her seD- aratlon from Mexico on March 2. North Carolina commemorates the Halifax independence resolutions on April 12 and the Mecklenburg decla ration on May 20. It remains for Frederick, county, Md.. to celebrate all alone the repu diation of the. stamp act, one of the most local celebrations of an impor tant national event on record. Among the favorite months for hol idays the world over, November leads, with 26 out of its possible 80 days. May comes next, with 25 and an ad ditional Sunday not otherwise cele brated, thus actually tying November In the number of days closed to busi ness. March, on the other hand, is the longest all -around business month, having only 19 holidays. Thus at least two-thirds of every month in terferes with the free play of inter national business. ; Even such generally observed festi vals as Christmas and New Year' Day can't be depended upon by the hanker without 'consulting the inter national calendar. New Year's Day is the only holiday universally observed. But, alas, falls on 11 different dates In different parts of the globe, and some countries observe more than one of them. An exhaustive study of these New Year celebrations would give one a pretty the, fair knowledge of the ancient history of the world. Curiously enough, one of our own states', Massachusetts, does not make this a legal" holiday, though her citizens generally pbserve it Where Chlstmas Is Not Observed. Christmas Day, due to its rellgloui significance, is not so generally ob served as New Year's Day. It has, moreover, only three different dates. It was not genially observed on De cember 25 until the fourth century, The early church, lacking any an thentic knowledge as to the date of Christ's birth, celebrated it without uniformity in May, April and Janu ary. The Armenian Church still ob serves January 6. Why the Decern' ber date was finally selected Is uncer tain. Some see in it a displacement of the Roman Saturnalia; others de clare it a survival of the Feast of the Winter Solstice, and still others point to its coincidence with th old Ger man Yuletide Feast Countries where the old style calendar prevails still celebrate January 7. In the Puritan days Scotch Presby terians and English Non-Conformists rejected Christmas Day altogether as "savoring of papistry," and in New England Thanksgiving Day was de vised to replace it It seems a curi ous thing that there are today Christ tian countries where it is not ob served legally. Such are Norway, Panama." Peru. Portugal and the South African Union. : The last named, however, still ob serves the old English institution of Roxinsr Day on December 26. This was the day when the English gentry, having had their own Christmas cele bration the day before, turned their attention to the poor by presenting them with Christmas boxes. The day Ilater became the day for general giv jing of Christmas gifts. ', Portugal Drops Traditions. ' The only country on earth a study 'of whose holidays reveals little of its (political, racial or religious origin is Portugal. The first attempt to estab' lllsh, a republic in Portugal was made ion January 81. 189L This is reflect ed in its calendar of holidays, which iruns: "January 1, dedicated to unl Iversal brotherhood; January 81, ded icated to the memory of all those who fought and died to establish the re fpublic in Portugal; May 3, in mem iory 'of the discovery of Brazil by the jPortuguese; June 19, municipal holl jday at Lisbon; June 24, municipal holiday at Oporto; October 5, the date of the establishment of the Por tuguese republic; December 1, Flag iDay, to commemorate the Independ ence of the country; December 25, Family Day." These brief notations on holidays ftouch " only . their distribution and dates. Back of these lies a wide field filled with quaint and curious infor mation relating to the manner of cel ebrating them , War on Flies. Special attention is being given by the Medical Department of tlie Army in all camps to cleaning up spots where mosquitoes and flies breed. In some cases it has been necessary to dig channels in streams, drain swamps, and put in elaborate ditch ing systems to clean up stagnant pools and streams. In cases where It has been impossible or imprac ticable to drain swamps and do simi lar work, there has been installed a system for keeping; slow-moving streams and still bodies of water covered with oil. At all points with in the camp where there is the slightest possibility of mosquitoes or flies breeding daily spraying of oil is done. Arrangements have been completed with the Federal Public Health Serv ice to carry out a similar program In the territories adjacent to the camps. The Health Service has agreed to fill bogs, open streams, and drain swamps, and continue the oil spraying for a distance of one mile around each camp. Special precautions have been tak en to prevent the spread of disease by flies. Instructions were given on the disposal of materials that were likely to become breeding spots. Ar rangements were made to protect all food from flies. With this end in view, all buildings in which food is prepared or stored t were screened. Entrances to the buildings have been vestibuled. An average of 6,000 flytraps have been placed in each camp. More than 22,700,000 square feet of screening has been placed in all camps. I Care of Ewe and Earn. During the breeding season, have the ewes in a gaining condition. The last week In July turn them into a good pasture of second growth clov er or meadow until they have all been bred at least once. Shear them around the rear parts and see that the dung does not collect there. Have the ram in a thrifty, vigorous condi tion and turn them with the ewes the first of August. Feed him a pound of grain each day during this period. If you have more than fifty ewes, buy more than ono ram. For small flocks of twenty-flve or less, allow the ram to run with the ewes during this period. With 'larger flocks good rccults can be expected only when the ram is with the flock in the early morning and late in the evening, to serve ewe3 that are in heat. Keep a record of the time when the ram is turned with the ewes and when he is taken away. After the ram has been with the flock four weeks, exchange with a neighbor for four weeks to insure, ewes being safely bred; occasionally a ram proves to be" Impotent. Re move the ram from the flock at the latest by November 15, so that no lambs will be dropped later than April 15. Use Beans These Ways. ' - Bean loaf. One pint cold (cooked) beans, 2 tablespdonfuls tomato cat sup, 1 tablespoonful chopped onion. 1 egg well-bcatcn, 1 cup bread crumbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Combine ingredients, shape into loaf, and bake 25 minutes. Serve with strips of broiled bacon on top. Bean Roast. Two pounds beans (cooked), 1 cup bread crumbs, 1 pound cottage cheese and 1 teaspoon salt. Mash beans, add cheese, and enough bread crumbs to mako a mold. Bake in moderate oven one- half, hour. Baste with fat occasion ally. Serve with tomato sauce. Can ned pimentos or chopped green pep pers, jqr chopped onion or celery may be added for flavoring. War Workers Work at all Hours. Our boys on the firing line do not get off with ten hours a day when there is a battle raging. They must stay at their posts all day and all night and as long as is necessary. Farmers at home feel the gravity of the situation and are exerting, every effort possible this year and will not restrict their working hours. If food producers can win this war by feed ing our nation and our allies it is their duty as American citizens to work as long as may be necessary. Are the workers in any other line of necessary production doing better than the farmers in this respect? ' Farmers are certainly the leaders. - Loans to Our Allies. " With recent loans of nearly $16,- 000,000 to Greece and $11,000,000 to Belgium, the aggregate loans made by the United States to our allies now amount to nrarMmiiv 6,000,000,000. In every home where there is a baby there should also be a bottle of McGEE'S BABY ELIXIR. It may be needed at any time to correct sour stomach, wind colic, diarrhoea or summer complaint. It is a whole some ' remedy, contains no opium. morphine or injurious drug of any kina. race 25c and 60c per bottle. Sold by Oliver Drug Co.