DR. E. M. LONG
Over Wehman's Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144, Residence 689-J
DR. E. M. LONG
Over Wehman's Hardware Store
Union City, Term.
Office 144; Residence 689-J
Union City Commercial.estaWlhed''890 Consoi;date(i September 1.1897
West Tennessee Couner.estabhshed 1897 4
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1918.
VOL. 27, NO. 20
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West Tennessee Institute to be Held
-a. n 1 14 1E 1G10
m uiceiiuciu. Aug. ju-iu) ijw.
Devotional exercises (30 min.),
Rev: B. T. Fussell.
Seven Sunday School Wonders (2
, min.), Rev. E. W. Halpenny.
Impression and Expression, The
Boy in the Teen Age (20 min.), H
Ret. R. A. Clark.
.Winning end Holding the Men (2
min.) C. G. Sugg.
; TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
Devotional exercises (15 min.)
Rev. J. Tf Barker;
The. Superintendent's Work, (25
min.), J. D. Johnoop.
The Workers Council (25 min.)
ReVy'W. J. Moore. '
The Teen Age" Department (25
min.),- D. M. Crawford. '. "
The Necessity for Volunteer Work
ers (25 min.), Rev. Thomas Ash
Recess. . . ,
" TUESDAY NIGHT.
Devotional exercisc3 (20 min.)
Rev. G. D. Robison.
The Message of the Book to a
Sinning and Broken-Hearted t World
(30 min.), Rev. Frank Mar3ton.
The Missing Lad, Rev. E. W. Hal
Devotional exercises (30 min.)
Rev. W. P. Pritchard.
Our year's work: Rcport3 from
counties (5 minutes each) Benton
O. P. Lashlee; Shelby, L. R. Fosdick
T Ntj Pflrrta TJnnrr T
L. Stewart; Gibson, Rev. E. T
Beard, Lauderdale, Rev. E. B. Wiley;
Madison, Rev. A: L. Jcrnigan; De
catur, Joseph Jennings; Cho3ter, E
V. Skinner; Tipton, S. O. Huey; Mc-
Nairy, J. C. Houston; Carroll, M. H
Fyke; Dyer, M. S. Summers; Hay
wood, J. TVJoyner; Henderson, J. R
Mongomery; Hardin, L ,L. Harbert;
Fayette, Rev. W. F. ' Maxedon ;
Weakley, . 4
The Sunday School and Patriotic
Service (30 min.), J. I. Finney.
Some Things Taught by Our War
Experience (30 min.), Rev. W. J,
Devotional exercises (15 min.),
Rev. H. B. Terry.
How I Bulit Up My Class (30
min. ) H. L. Browne.
Public School Credit for Sunday
School Work (30 min.), Joseph Car
The Sunday School an Educational
Factor (25 min.), Rev. Thomas Ash-
" The Teacher Training Class (25
win f t ti uugr iii x tv wu.
1 .. TT T- TIT J
Devotional exercisc3 (20 min.),
Rev.' J. W. Irion.
The Opportunity of the Church
School, Rev. E. W. Halpenny.
Pledges for the work. .
Address, Missions in the Sunday
School, J. R. Pepper.
Devotional exercises (30 min.),
Rev. J. D. Canaday.
Some Tests of the Teacher (25
min.), Rev. R. M. Walker.
The Teacher a Soul "Winner (25
min.), Rev. J. E. Brown.
The' Teacher and the Class (25
min.), Rev. M. R. Gibson.
Leadership (30 min.), Rev. E. W.
Challenge of the' Men Outside of
the Sunday School (30 min.), Rev.
Wm. Crowe, D. D.
Devotional 'exercises (15 min.)
Standards: A Bann5r Sunday
School (25 min.), Rev. E. B. John
son. ' ' , .
. For an Adult Class (25 min.), W.
A. Poole. . .
The Home Department (25 min.),
Rev, Lynn F. Ross. v.
.Reaching the Neglected Places (25
min.), Rev. A. L. Jernigan.
Crews Salvage Sugar.
Secretary Daoicla authorizes
following: v , '
urews irem coast-guard stations
recently succeeded In saving from a
vessel which went aground 80,000
pounds of sugar which otherwise
would have been dumped overboard
A merchant steamer loaded with a
cargo of sugar went aground on the
coast of North Carolina. In order
to float the ship tho wreckers began
dumping bag3 of sugar overboard, as
they had no means of landing them
thru the surf. Deputy Collector of
Customs Baum and Food Administra
tor Ehrlnghaus, of Elizabeth City,
N. C, protected against this waste of
food, but n,o means of saving it was
found until the crcw3 from stations
Nos. 168, 169, 170, and 171 arrived
Tho the sugar was in bags weigh
ing 320 pounds and had to be hauled
for miles along a sandy beach, the
coast-guard crews managed to ac
complish tho task, and 2,500 bags of
sugar (80,000 pounda) were saved
and stored away.
LIBERTY BOND HOLDERS
ADVISED TO KEEP THEM
If Owner is Actually Compelled to
Despite the desire of the Treasury
Department and others interested in
successfully financing the war to in
duco Liberty Bond owners to patri
otically keep their bonds, agents
with various alluring schemes for
defeating this purpose are raising
One of the most flagrant recent
cases is that -of a man signing him
self "Sanford Holmes,' 67 Wall street,
Now York." Mr. Holmes, thru a
circular letter sought the co-operation
of bankers in inducing Liberty
Bonds owners to trade their Govern
ment securities for a well-known
stock. Such an exchange, he said,
would greatly increase the returns to
the investor, but he ignored the fact
that execution of his plans would
yield him an enormous profit and
place in the hands of the owner of
Liberty Bonds another investment of
very much I033 value.
As a means of salving the con
sciences of hi3 proposed confederates,
Mr. Holmes declared that in reliev
ing the people of their bond3, they
would really be playing the part of
"Good Samaritans." If they did not
unselfishly induce . "rural" bond
holders . to exchange their Govern
ment securities for something else,
fire insurance and other smooth
tongued stock salesmen" would at
tend to it, he confided.
The alluring "book value" of the
stock which Mr. Holmes aimed to ex
change was the hook upon which he
attempted to catch holders of Lib
erty Bonds. In a circular letter dated
May 21, 1918, sent broadcast to
banks and addressed particularly to
the "President, Vice President or
Cashier," Mr. Holmes offered twenty
one shares of stock, "book value
$3,486," for f 3,000 in Liberty Bonds
of any issue.
Figuring on the bases of an an
nual ten per cent return on the stock
and four per cent of Liberty Bonds,
Mr. Holmes declared tho holder of
twenty-one shares of the stock would
receive $90 more a year than the
holder of $3,000 in Liberty Bonds.
One very important thing that Mr
Holmes failed to state was that on
May' 28, the Closing day for his offer,
twenty-one shares of the stock he
mentioned were worth, including
brokerage, $2,354.63 on the New
York Stpck Exchange, while the
amount of Liberty Bond3 for which
he proposed to trade this number of
shares of stock could have been sold
for not less than $2,850. He also
neglected to point out that his profit
by such a deal as he proposed would
be $497.37, while the regular com
mission on a reputable stock ex
change for such a transaction would
Mr. Holmes generously offered a
commission of $100 to bankers on
each such . transaction which they
helped him put thru. Patriotic
bankers, however, who are co-oDer-
ating with tho Treasury Department
n seeking to induce people to hold
their bonds, not only declined to aid
Mr. Holmes in his scheme but also
notified the Treasury Department of
Owners of Liberty Bonds are warn
ed to deal only with reliable persons
in transactions of any kind In which
their bonds are concerned.
Newspapers must reduce their
consumption of news print 15 per
cent, on daily editions and -20 per
cent, on Sunday editions, beginning
August "12, the War Industries Board
announced. The . board favors the
principle that no new newspapers be
started during the war.
SOISSONS, ONE OF THE
OLDEST CITIES IN FRANCE
Washington. Aug. 3. The Nation
al Geographic society issues tho fol
lowing war geography bulletin on
Soissons: - '
"The strategic importance of Sois
sons, a city of 14,000 inhabitants at
the time of the outbreak of the world
war, is due chiefly to the fact that it
is a great railroad center. It is situ
ated on the left bank of the Aisne,
twenty-five miles east of Com
peigne and twenty-five miles west of
Rheims. On the Pari3-Laon rail
road it is sixty-five miles northeast
of the capital and twenty-five miles
southwest of Laon.
"Before the war Soissons was an
important center for the grain trade
of northern France, and was espe
cially noted for its haricot beans. Its
most flourishing industries were iron
and copper foundries, boiler and ag
ricultural implement factories, straw
hat and glass works.
"Soissons is one of the oldest
cities in France. Before the advent
of the Romans it was the chfef city
of the Suessiones, who held twelve
towns of Galicio Belgica. Dlvitiacus,
one of their most powerful kings, ex
tended his sway evey beyond tho sea,
among the Britons.
"The city's present status as a
railroad center is an inheritance of
many centuries, for in ancient times
it was a starting point of military
roads to Rhcima, Chateau Thierry,
Meaux, Paris, Amiens and St. Quen
tin. It was at Soissons that Clovis,
king of the Saltan Franks, defeated
the Roman general, Syagrius, and it
was here that he married the Chris
tian Princess Clotilda. Three years
after the marriage of the king, 3,000
Franks were baptized.
"A short distance down the Aisne
on the opposite bank, are the ruins
of the famous Abbey of St. Medard
where Pippin the Short was crowned
by SY Bonifact, the papal" legate." It
was in this abbey, also, that the fa
mous Abelard, of Abelard and Helo
ise memory, is said to have been im
prisoned. In this vicinity, too
Thomas Becket, the fighting English
man relate of Henry II's time; lived
during his long sojourn in France.
Louis, the debonair, one of the most
unhappy of French kings, made two
enforced stays here as the captive
of his undutiful sons.
"No .doubt when the present war is
over, Soissons will erect a second
monument to commemorate those of
its citizens who have fallen before
the ruthless warfare of the Huns,
In the Place de la Republique there
was erected in 1901 a memorial td
the citizens shot by the Germans In
the war of 1870."
The Bell Telephone Co.
The following statement has been
made to the employes of the Bell
system by Mr. Theodore N. Vail,
president of the American Telephone
and Telegraph Company:
V'Under the authority of tho law
and by the proclamation of the Presi
dent, possession and control of the
wire systems pass to tho Po3tmaster
General as of Augu3t 1. In a con
ference held in Washington at
which were present the Postmaster
General, the Government operation
committee and representatives of the
Bell Companies, the Postmaster Gen
eral expressed most emphatically his
appreciation of the service which
the Bell Companies were rendering
and that such improvement possible
be made would bo because of the
additional power derived from the
Government. He asked for tho co
operation and assistance of those
who had heretofore boon responsible
for the service.
"The fostmastcr General was
equally emphatic in tho statement of
his desire to conserve the service and
properties of tho companies with a
view of returning them when called
upon so to do to the owncra in as
good condition as received; that it
was his earnest desire that tho own
ers should receive just compensation
in the full sense for their use. The
Postmaster General, until other in
structions are issued, desired that the
conduct of operations shall continue
as heretofore, and also states that no
changes will bo made until after
consultation and full and careful
consideration. To all who are iden
tified with the Bell Companies, who
have shown your fino sense of obli
gation and your loyalty and fidelity
to the country,-to the public service
and to the property in the pasC and
to whom tho credit is due for the
prestige and position of the com
panies in the public eye it is asked
and i is not too much to ask of you,
that same loyalty, fidelity and devo
tion to service under the new order
of things. On your behalf such loy
alty, fidelity and devotion to service
have been promised, knowing full
well that spirit in which you would
meet and respond to the request. To
do one's full duty in each position
is the greatest obligation resting up
on every person and is rlso tho great
est opening to future preferment."
(Signed) THEODORE N. VAIL,
NOTICE TO CLASS ONE MEN.
Under Jurisdiction of , Local Boagl
Obion County. -By
order of the Provost Marshal
you are hereby instructed and or-t
dered.to present yourselves on every
Thursday evening at eight o'clock to
Captain Claude Andrews for the
purpose of receiving military train
ing. Captain Andrcw3 has been ap
pointed by this Local Board to, give
all who appear the benefit of this
training until tho draftee i3 called
for service. Registrants will find that
the benefits derived will be of great
benefit td them upon reaching the
camp, and that same will immediate
ly put them in line for appointment
as non-commissioned officers. I can
not too strongly urge upon every
man in class one to obey this order,
and present himself every Thursday
night for instruction iri drill work,
military tactics, etc. Lectures will
also be given as to why this country
is at war, war insurance, why Amer
ica must win, necessary character of
American soldier, also on sexual re
straint and the avoidance of liquor
as a patriotic obligation, camp life,
etc. C. W. MILES, JR., Sec.
All Registrants and Dependents
Should Note the Following :
The Legal Advisory Board, now
serving as the Legal Committee of
the Counsel of National Defense and
composed of all the lawyers of the
county, are required to give free
legal and business advice to men in
the armed service and their families.
Men about to enter the military
service may obtain free legal advice
respecting their business affairs, and
respecting war risk insurance, also
respecting tho protection of their
rights under the Civil Rights Act of
Congress, giving protection against
legal proceedings during their term
This board will co-operate with
the Red Cross, Home Department and
Local Board, and will instruct so
lectcd men touching the war, the
reasons for it and their duties and
right3 regarding the same.
All selected men and men in the
service and their families are here
by notified that the. members of this
board will cheerfully advise and as
sist them in respect to all these mat
tors wnen called on without a
charge. The board includes all law
yers in the county of Obion.
W. H. SWIGART, Chairman.
R. A. PIERCE,
Members of Legal Advisory Board.
School Directors of Obion County.
As several new school directors
have been elected let me give some
.of the qualifications and duties of
the officers. A man to be a legal
director must live in the district
where elected, must be able to read
and write, and must be sworn into
office. " -
He cannot make a contract with
any teacher till that teacher has a
certificate. He must make a written
contract with the teacher before the
teacher begins work or both teacher
and directors are liable for a fine.
No director can have a school
warrant made to himself. All school
warrants except for teacher's salary
must be countersigned by the coun
ty superintendent before the Trustee
can cash them. If the warrantrs are
for desks, globes, charts, etc., they
must be countersigned by the coun
ty superintendent, County Judge and
County Court Clerk. , f .
If there was an election held at
your school or for your school, please
let me know the names of the new
directors, as I have to'send you your
commission before you Jan:be legal
ly a director. Where no election
was held and no' complaint has been
made, I will reappoint, the, old di
rectors. , Yours very , truly.
C. L. RIDINGS, -
Have You Illness in
We sincerely hope not.
But if there should be, the invalid should have the best
possible attention and all the comfort you can provide
For whatever, increases the patient's comfort increases
chances for rapid recovery.
We wish to call your attention tp the many comforts that
we can offer, as well as the usual necessities. A
Whatever your doctor recommends, we can supply
immediately. , ' 1 .
" WHEN YOU ARE PASSING THE STORE
STEP IN AND SEE OUR DISPLAY .
OLIVER'S DRUG STORE
' The Rexall Store
Phone 100 Union City.
We would buy a few good thin
Cherry- Moss Grain Co.
We Have the Largest Selection
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J. A. COBLE, SON & CO.
M O N EY TO LO AN
- On improved Farm Lands in Obion County, Tenn.,
, and Fulton County, Kentucky.
I am authorized to take applications for Joans at 5i 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 loner this interest rate will continue and I advise
all prp'spective borrowers to see
treated confidentially, and loans
licity..;., .:. M'.,-. -- ,V;
W. E. HUDQINS.
Cumberland Phone Of
riT mm pr i Tnnns
if immvfff- tms season mat ,
we have ever car
ried. We know
we can please
you, both as to
pattern and price.
The More for
me at once. , All negotiations
closed with least possible pub
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Union Citv. Tenn.
flee 143, Residence 589 .
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