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Over Wehman't Hardware Store
Union City, Term. -Telephone
Office 144. Residence 689-J
Over Wehman't Hardware Store
Union Cry. Tenn.
Office 144; Residence 689-J
City Commercial. established 890 1 rM,1 ... - - , , '
-enneuee Courier. established 1897 I ConoIJdt4 September 1. 1897
West Ten
VOL. 27, NO. 17
Board of Mayor and Aldermen De
cline Bequest for Election. .
At a meeting of the Board of May
or and Aldermen last Tuesday night
a resolution from the Board of Edu
cation was presented, requesting the
Board of Mayor and Aldermen to re
consider fts action and submit to the
people of Union City in a popular
election for white voters the ques
tion of whether or not A. C. Nute
shall remain in Union City as Super
. intendent of City Schools to nil out
the term for which the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen claim he was
illegally elected. He was elected by
the Board of Education for a term
of three years, two years of this time
having been filled. In a meeting
held last week the Board of Mayor
and Aldermen, upon the advice of its
city attorney and from other counsel,
found that the Board of Education,
in electing for a term of three years,
had proceeded upon grounds that
were wholly Illegal and without war
rant and therefore declared the of
fice of Superintendent of the Public
Schools of Union City vacant and
ordered that the Board of Educa
tion proceed to the election of an
other superintendent.- The Board of
f Education met Monday afternoon
and declined to conform to this or
der, but drafted a resolution, setting
out that the superintendent had been
elected for a term of three years and
they desired to have an expression
from the white voters of Union City
as to whether or not Mr. Nute shall
" complete the contract, which they
claim to be a moral, if not a legal
This the Mayor presented to the
meeting for action, and in lieu of
that the following resolution was of
fered by Mr. Reynolds:
Be it resolved by the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen of Union City;
That the proposition or request con
tained in the resolution passed by the
" Board of School Directors on July
15, 1918, to submit to a vote of the
white voters of the city the question
as to whether Mr. A. C. Nute shall
be elected or retained as Superin
tendent of City Schools for the en
suing school year, be rejected and
declined, among other reasons, for
the following:
First. The duty of electing a Su
perintendent is imposed by law up
on the Board of School Directors,
and there is neither precedent nor
authority for the calling of a popu
lar election for such purpose.
Second. Mr. A. C. Nute has been
eliminated from consideration for
said office of Superintendent by rea
son of the Board of Mayor end Alder
men having on July 9, 1918, disap
proved his election thereto by the
Board of School Directors on July 8,
1918. .
Third. The Board of Mayor and
Aldermen do not admit the correct
ness of the premises set out in said
Be it further resolved that the
Board, of School Directors be, and
tney are "hereby, ordered to proceed
to the election of another person as
Superintendent of Schools at a
meeting to be held Friday, July 19,
1918, or before, and that they report
their action to this Board at a meet
ing to be held Friday night, July 19,
1918; and that a copy hereof be
be furnished to each member of the
Board of School Directors by the Re
corder. , After a motion and a second, the
question was discussed, Mr. Rey
nolds taking the grounds, in the first
place, that the charter of Union City
made no provisions for such election.
In addition to this, when the ques
tiori of whether or not Mr. Nute
should be elected for a term of three
years was up for action, the then
Board of Education decided to hold a
friendly iprimary to determine
ticmen, defeated in the action of the
Board of Mayor and Aldermen, are
asking for another election .of the
same character in Mr. Nute's behalf,
and Mr. Reynolds declares the in
consistency of the position. He
therefore opposed such -election.
Other members of the board took
practically the same position. Mr.
Davis, however, was for" meeting the
Board of Education on eomo com
mon grounds of understanding.
whereupon all could agree. He was
opposed to the holding Of an election
as requested, holding .that the of
fice of superintendent is now vacant
by the action of the Board of Mayor
and Aldermen at its last meeting, but
wanted to hereafter rostoro to the
Board of Education the control of
election of superintendent and teach
ers and to assure the Board of Edu
cation of the co-operation and good
will of the Board of Mayor and Al
Mr. Bransford hero-rose to state
that the question before the board
was whether or not a popular elec
tion should be called or whether the
proposition should be rejected. The
time is now approaching when a su
perintendent and teachers should b
ebcted at once, as the school is bein
Jeopardized by the delay, and he
called for the question, which re
sulted in a unanimoua veto for Mr,
Reynolds' resolution above.
Another resolution was offered to
discontinue the payment of Mr
Nute's salary, .as the office of super
Intendent is vacant, and the resolu
tion was adopted.
Mr. Davis, chairman of the ceme
tery committee, reported on the con
dition of the cemeteries and the May
or complimented him ;very highly
for the work he had done.
it was aeciaca to inaugurate a
system of water meters in Union
City, beginning with tho factories
It was also decided to enforce the
laws relative to keeping tho streets
and alleys of Union City clean and
unobstructed. If there is any fail
ure to comply with the law, it was
ordered that offenders be arrested
and fined, be they business men or
others violating the ordinances.
The American Railway Express
Company of America have announced
that the increase in rates recently
granted by the Interstate Commerce
Commission makes it possible to re
vise the wage schedule.
A readjustment of the wage ached
ules of a larger number of express
employees will be made, and the en
tire revenue embraced in the increase
in rates will be utilized in an ad
vance in wages. None of the money
will be used to increase the salaries
of the higher-paid men or the of
flclals of the company, but will be
distributed upon the basis of doing
the greatest good to the largest num
Mr. Council, our agent here, who
is to be credited with a successful
management of the local office, is
glad to make the foregoing state
uieni ior me Denent or the em
ployees. The readjustment of wages,
while taking some thirty days to
complete the work, will take effect
from July 1, 1918.
Keep the Clover Cut.
We have lots of clover this year
more than we have had Jot many
years. Lets keep it. Cut it when
ever it blooms no matter how often
that is, and when about one-fourth
of the flowers turn brown. On the
fourth of July I saw a clover field
where the second crop of the season
was in shock, writes J. C. McAmis,
crop specialist, division of agricul
tural extension, University of Ten
nessee. The third cron had started.
thrifty and green. Barring acci
aents mere will be clover on that
field next season too, while the
neighbors who cut over ripe hay
this season will have none next sea
son. . .
MOW your Clover if vnn want in
. I -
wnemer iNute snould be elected keep the stand. Clover's business.
iuib was lime mat or every other plant is to
make Beed and not hay. When its
for one orthree years.
aoout me middle of the week and
on Saturday following they decided
on holding this election. This was
thought to be, by those opposed to
Mr.- Nute, a snap election, failing, to
give sufficient time for the proper
publication "of such election and to
get it properly before the people.
busines is done it weakens and dies.
Hay la what you want. Then keep
your clover on the Job, but don't al
low It to finish it until you aro ready
for it to dlo.
It has been several years since
you have seen the wheat stubble
But the people did learn of the faets. fields as rreen n
whereupon thmembers of the Board , Young stands of clover and grass
of Education Hvorable to Mr. Nute, at a distance look almost like old
fearing defeat, met and decided to meadows. Keep them clipped too,
call off the primary and this was doat illiw t. . t
finally done. Now these same iren- veoiii to -
w wuuua IL. '
German diplomatists are again air
ing their war aims programmes and
engaging in peace discussions among
themselves. The German Chancellor
has touched upon the' vital question
of Belgium's declaration of the status
of that nation to peace, and this de
clared that Germany does not intend
to retain that country "in any form
whatever." She Is holding it as a
pawn in the negotiations, ho assert
ed, and the German Government
finds it expedient to explain this ut
terance in an official statement in
which it is declared that the holder
of a pawn does not intend to keep it
"if the negotiations bring a satis
factory result." .
. Paris celebrated the anniversary
of the fall of the Bastile .with a
parade of heroes of all the Allies'
armies, men who had distinguished
themselves for valor in the contest
against autocracy. First in the pa
rade were the French, then followed
the Americans, whose appearance
was hailed at every step by cheers
from the crowd. Girls threw flowers
upon them and spectators gave them
a rousing ovation. Belgians, Ca
nadians and British then followed.
In New York City the Tricolor was
unfurled over the entire metropolis
and the day was celebrated as was
Fourth of July.
Chancellor von Hertling, speaking
before the Reichstag, declared at the
session that Germany is willing to
consider peace terms when made
seriously," by the Allies. He said
ine, pacific spirit of Germany's reply
to the Pope inspired him, but inti
mated that the Allies .want an in
terminable war. President Wilson,
he declared, wants war until Ger
many is destroyed, and the words of
Mr. Balfour were hardly to the lik
ing of the Imperial German Chancel
lor. Despite this attitude, he said,
Germany would stand against her
Grudging praise of the fighting
qualities of the American soldier is
paid by a German intelligence officer,
whose memorandum has been cap
tured. The document declares the
individual soldier to be healthy, vig
orous and physically well developed,
who is ready to fight at all times. A
sneer or two is given In the report
relative to the lack of military
knowledge the men possess and the
fact that a large per cent, of them
are of foreign origin, born in the
United States. '
During the year ended July 1 Brit
ish air forces on the western front
have accounted for 3,856
planes. Of this number naval air
planes brought down 623. During
the same period 1,094 of the British
craft were reported as missing, nine
ty-two of these being machines work'
ing with the navy. In all theaters
of the war British air superiority and
progress increased rapidly and con
tinuously, says an official statement.
Praising the patfiotic spirit of the
farmers of America, President Wil
son in vetoing the $28,000,000 an
nual Agricultural Appropriation Bill
because of its amendment fixing the
Government guaranteed minimum
wheat price at $2.40 a bushel, told
Congress he did not believe the farm
ers of America "depend upon a
stimulation of price to do their ut
most to serve the nation and the
world at this time of crisis."
American military effort is grow
ing apace, it being announced by the
Chief of Staff in Washington that
the number of troops dispatched to
France has grown to 1,100,000, some
90,000 men having left in the past
week. The formation of three army
corps from the troops in France, each
corps comprising from 225.000 to
250,00 men, was also made known..
Germany is exercised over - the
situation in Russia. Fears are felt
by the enemy that the Bolshevik
Government will be overthrown.
British re-enforcements have been
dispatched to Siberia to aid the
Czecho-Slovak forces at Vladivostok,
and the Allies plan to givethem
what aid is needed to cope with the
Bolshevik army.
Prohibition has been sidetracked
by Congress. The question will not
come up until August 26 at the
earliest, and preparations are under
way for the midsummer recess. The
dry advocate!., however, secured the
promise that the prohibition issue
would have the right of way follow
ing the return of the national legis
American wounded soldiers now
are arriving in London In consider
able numbers from the sections of
France where the Americans are bri
gaded with the British. They are
receiving the best of care and are
being visited by American women
members of a committee formed to
look after them.
The Arbeiter Zeitung, of Vienna,
the organ of the Social Democrats, is
demanding that Austria treat with
America regarding terms of peace.
The paper demands that an agree
ment be made between tho dual em-.
plre and President Wilson.
Distinguished service crosses have
been awarded by Gen. Pershing to
eleven more officers and men of the
American expeditionary forces for
gallantry, two of the awards being
made, to men who sacrificed their
lives for their country.
With the- statement from Berlin
that the one remaining American
airplane of the six that raided
Coblenz had been shot down, the re
port states that all of the aircraft are
accounted for as having fallen into
German hands.
The House resolution empowering
the President to take over all wire
systems for the period of the war
was adopted by the Senate by a vote
of 46 to 16.
Housing in Washington.
Washington, D. C, July 17. The
United States Civil Service Commis
sion announces that it 1b now in a
position to state definitely to the
public that steps will be taken at
once to relieve the congested living
conditions in Washington, which
have been an obstacle in tho way of
recruiting the civil service to meet
war needs. The Commission is ad
vised by the Department of Labor
that fche erection of temporary ho
tels and restaurants, to be conducted
under Government supervision for
the use of Federal employees in
Washington, will begin at once.
It is expected that the first units
will be ready for occupancy early in
September. Accommodations will
first be provided for approximately
5,000 persons. Additional accommo
dations will be provided as they are
needed. Each room will be arranged
for the occupancy of but one person.
In the meantime, the Room Regis
tration Office, which is conducted by
the District of Columbia Council of
Defense under the auspices of the
Council of National Defense, is able
to provide rooming and boarding ac
commodations for the new ap
pointees. At the latest report the
Room Registration Office had on its
lists more than 5,000 rooms which
had been inspected and found avail
enemy aDje for Government employees.
inose who arrive on late trains
may, find accommodations for the
night by applying at the booth of
the District Council of Defense,
which is prominently situated in the
Union Station, where all trains ar
Is Not Complete Without a
it opens up the pores
puts life and health into the skin
cools, refreshes and invigorates
Makes you feel fit for the day's work.
A bath spray is one of the most important bath
room requisites. Every up-to-date home should
be equipped with this modern bath convenience.
In addition to the bath sprays, we are making a
special display this week of the many
Other Bath-Room Comforts and Necessities:
Bath Soaps, Bath Sponges, Bath Brushes,
Bath Caps, Bath Salts, Wash Cloths
Bath-Room Toilet Needs, Etc., Etc.
Oliver's Drug Store
The Rexall Sior.
100 Union City.
WE HAVE . . . .
Wheat and
Gat Sacks
For Sale
or Rent
Cherry-Moss Grain Co.
St. Louis Live Stock Market.
cattle: Boef steer3 $9 to $18:
stockers and feeders $8 to $11; stock
cows and heifers $7.25 to $8.25;
yearling butcher cattle $8.50 to
$15.50; beef cows $7.50 to $13.50;
canners and cutters $6.75 to $8;
beef bulls $10.50 to $12.50,and sau
sage bulls $8 to $9.50.
Hogs: Bulk of the good to choice
hogs 160 to 275 pounds $17.70 to
$17.85; 120 to 150-pound pigs
$17.50 to $17.75; lighter pigs $16.50
to $17.60, and rough hogs $16.25.
Sheep: Good to choice lambs
$17.50 to $18; medium to good $16
to $17.25; cull lambs $13 to $13.50;
fat sheep $12; bucks and choppers
$8.50 to $9, and canner sheep $5.
Goats $5 to $7.50. Breeding ewes
$12 to $15, according to Quality.
Monday, 'July 15.
Beal Estate Transfers.
- Annie u. Gates et al. to Dock Mor
ris, lot, $100.
v,. r. waray, exec, et al. to W. C.
Farrls, 95 acres in No. 7, $4,250.
xseuie swan to J. P. Swan, lot in
No. 16, $2,400.
Carroll P. Wilson et al. to J. D.
McCracken, lot in No. 6, $30.
J. K. Wyatt and wife to Hill M.
Bradshaw,. 119 acres in No. 9,
J. A. Hart and wife to W. F. Cur
ry, 7 acres In No. 6, $250.
G. A. Houser and wife to S. H.
Jones, 110 acres in No. 2, $11,825.
Sam D,. Woosley, Tr., to Davis
Crunk et al., lot in No. 1, $250.
There is joy in a Victrola with your
favorite records. Call Harpole
Walker Furniture Co.
We Have the Largest Selection
of Summer Goods
this season that
we have ever car
ried. We know
we can please
you, both as to
pattern and price.
The More for
Cash Store
On improved Farm Lands in Obion County, Tenn.,
and Fulton County, Kentucky.
I am authorized to take applications for loans at 51 per cent
interest, payable annually, on terms of five to ten years, with
privilege to borrower of paying off any part in multiples of
$ 1 00, or all of loan, at any interest-paying period. Do not
know how long this interest rate will continue and I advise
all prospective borrowers to see me at once. All , negotiations
treated confidentialiy, and loans closed with least nossihl miK.
licity. . y ; '
W. E. H UDGINS, Union City, Tenn.
Cumberland Phone-Office 143, Residence 589

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