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Meeting of Board of Mayor and
Aldermen Tuesday Night.
Thru the Instrumentality of Mr.
John T. Walker and others the school
light has been submitted for arbitra
As has been stated heretofore the
Board of Education and Board of
Mayor and Aldermen are at logger
heads, and matters have reached an
acute stage., The Board of Mayor
and Aldermen have refused to recog
nize Mr. Nute and the Board of Edu
cation refuse to recognize anybody
else. Four years ago the Board of
Education, evidently seeing trouble
brewing, proposed changing the elec
tion of superintendent from one to
three years, and this brought about
a fight. A citizens meeting was had
and the plan was indorsed, but an
election to decide the question was
proposed and then called off, a ma
jority of those on the Board of Edu
cation, then as now, favoring the
long term. A compromise was then
effected on a term of two years. The
time expiring, the superintendent
was then elected for a term of three
years. Two years of this time has
passed. Last January the complex
Ion of the Board of Mayor and
Aldermen was changed, much of the
change being duo to the issue of
Nute or anti-Nute, suggested in the
campaign, and the anti-Nute side
winning, the fight started.
The new Board of Mayor and
Aldermen sought legal advice and
found that the Board of Education
had not followed the law, strictly
speaking, in its ordinances providing
for the election of superintendent
for a term of three years. The office
was declared vacant, but the Board
of Education refused to elect any
other man.
Now then, the matter is to be arbi
trated as follows:
The Board of Education is to se
lect two of it3 own members, and we
learn that these men are J. M. Brice
end R. F. Tiadale. The Board of
iviayor and Aldermen are to select
two of its own members and these
men are T. R. Reynolds and H. A.
JJransford. Thi3 committee of four
as constituted is" to select a
committee of three men to decide
whether or not A. C. Nute or some
other man is to have chcrge cf the
city schools of Union City for the
year 1918-19. In case the commit
tee of four fail to agree on three dis
interested men, then tho four are to
Select a fifth man, and these five will
name a committee of three who will
pass on the superintendency 'of Mr,
The committee of four, however,
mot yesterdr.y and agreed on three
men as proposed, and these three
meri are: John T. Walker, Union
City; Tho3. J. Bonner, Rives; Hal
, Elder, Trenton. These three are to
meet at once and decide the question
of the superintendency of the Union
City schools for the year 1918-19.
The committee is now at work on
the matter.
The question of water meters was
brought up, and a recommendation
was made for the purchase of 300
meters. Mr. Quinn, tho recorder
and superintendent, having visited
Dyersburg found that the inspector
of the plant there had tested a num
ber of meters and that the Pittsburg
meter gave the best results. Thc3e
are sold in lots of from fifty up, and
In lots of three hundred were much
cheaper than for fifty. A year's
time was given on a purchase of 300
In which to order and pay for same
These are to bo installed as the com
mittee directs. Mr. Alien, tho man
ager of the Water and Light Plant,
was present and stated that either
meters must bo installed or the city
may have to have another well and
pumping equipment, all at a cost of
ten thousand dollars.
It was thoreforo considered neces
sary that the city begin to adopt and
Install a system of water meters, and
the buying of 300 meters was
thought best for the first contract,
there being a larger discount on that
number. It will probably take a
thousand meters altogether to com
plete the system.
The superintendent says that the
meters will save a wa3tc of forty per
cent in water and add probably
twenty per cent to the water reve
nues. Thi3 was the result of in
stalling the meter system at Dyers
burg. Where do you eat and drink? After
all Forrester's place is the best.
Twenty-five million people in the
Ukraine are up in arms against the
Hun Invaders. The Germans' trou
bles in the West are doubled by dis
astrous conditions for the Huns in
tho East. The entire population has
risen in guerilla warfare and a state
of siege has been declared.
General purpose:
Disbursements $ S98.36
Receipts 561.92
Expense over receipts 336.44
Water and Light Dept.:
Water, light, etc $4,724.68
Expenses 1,805.55
Receipts over expense.... 2,919.13
Street and sidewalk:
Expenses $ 191.01
Taxes 115.25
Expense over receipts. . . . . 75.76
Expenses .V "..'..$ 153.53
Lots and permits. . ... , 81.00
Expense over receipts. .. . 72.53
Taxes and tuition $1,030.69
Salaries, etc 76.66
Receipts over expense.... 954.03
Interest by taxes $ 89.63
Sinking fund by taxes... 25.61
Schcol sinking fund by
taxes , 12.80
Total receipts $7,517.87
Total expenses 3,125.11
Balance in bank.. 4,392.76
Walk improvement in .
bank 1,276.99
Total cash on hand 5,669.75
Miss Birdie Waddcll, chairman of
the Belgian relief work, made the
following report: Thirty-three com
plete layettes were shipped the past
week. Several of these were con
tributed by the McConnell auxiliary,
one by Baptist Church, one by New
Church, one by the U. D. C, one by
tho W. C. T. U., six by Rivoe to
gether with many miscellaneous gar
ments, and five by Sunnysido Com
munity Club.
Mrs. Felix Moore, chairman , of
the layette committee, was untiring
in her work along this line. She
solicited in money and material $28,
made twenty-one swaddling cloth3
and quilts, and cut out in all 229
A number of new names for mem
bership were received the pa3t
week from Kenton three, from Un
ion City ono, from Obion sixty-four,
from Harris five.
A most generous donation for the
month of July was received from the
Harris auxiliary, tho sum being
$115.20. These people arc very
much in earnest about Red Cross
work, as is proved by the large
amount of money they havo con
tributcd. The chapter sends a
hearty vote of thauks.
Word has come from headquarters
urging all schools in the county to
organize for junior Rod, Cro33 work,
as an allotment will bo assigned them
from time to time, and Obion Coun
ty schools do not want to fall short
with their part.
Attention is also called to the new
ruling, urging that children under
sixteen do no work in the surgical
dressings department. Any person
having an apron at the workrooms
please call and get it. The aprons
are too soiled to be used i.ftcr being
left there, and a new ruling is that
it mVist be kept at home and brought
each time.
Apply a cotton cloth wet with
all wounds, cuts, burns, sores or
blisters, and note its wonderful heal
ing power. It is prompt and very
enective. trice ztc, tuc ana i.uu
per bottle. Sold by Oliver's Drug
Says Watoga Lady, "As To What
Cardai Has Done For Me, So
As To Help Others."
Watoga, W. Va. Mrs. S. W. Gladwel!,
Of this town, says: "When about 15 years
of age, I suffered greatly . . . Sometimes
would go a month or two, and I had
terrible headache, backache, and bearing
down pains, and would just drag and
had no appetite. Then ... it would last
. . . two weeks, and was so weakening,
and my health was awful.
My mother bought me a bottle of
Cardui, and I began to improve after
taking the first bottle, so kept it up till I
took three ... I gained, and was well
and strong, and I owe it all to Cardui.
I am married now and have 3 children
. i Have never had to have a doctor for
female trouble, and just resort to Cardui
if I need a tonic. I am glad to testify to
what it has done for me, so as to help
If you are nervous or weak, have head
aches, backaches, or any of the other
ailments so common to women, why not
give Cardui a trial? Recommended by
many physicians. In use over 40 years.
Begin taking Cardui today. It may
be the very medicine you need.
And Yet This True Story Has a
Happy Ending.
Even a Frenchman sometimes loses.
for awhile at least, his "unfailing''
sense of humor.
Take, for instance, the case of a
man from Lille, a soldier, Waeltele by
name and only twenty-three. He had
flone pretty well,' for the youngster had
already his own printing shop In that
orthern French town, which is still in
side the German lines. In the trenches
Waeltele developed tuberculosis, and
be was sent to a hospital at Grenoble.
There be was considered Incurable,
and after the usual three months of
treatment he was granted his 14' cents
a day pension. Said his fatherly army
doctor, "My son, you can perhaps cure
yourself If you will live in the moun
tains, if you will eat plenty of nour
ishing food and, above all, If you don't
Waeltele should have smiled, but he
didn't He was thinking of his baby
and his wife and his 14 cents. "Don't
worry!" The humor of It entirely es
caped him. .
Then the Red Cross stepped In. He
was found by an American woman
with some American Red Cross money
for just such cases, and within a few
hours he no longer had need to worry.
He was sent to the mountains at La
mure, in the French Alps, happy in
the knowledge that his family was be
ing cared for by these amazingly kind
And now the army doctor's words
are coming true. Waeltele's lung is
healing fast, and he is dreaming of
another printing shop and of living
again some day with that little family.
There have been over 400,000 new
cases of tuberculosis in France since
the war started, and to care for these
cases and check the White Plague's
spread is merely one of the big Jobs
the American Red Cross has set out to
Just What Home ServiceMeans
to a Soldier.
The father kisses his wife and kid
dles goodby, shoulders his gun and
inarches away to war.
For a time the current of life flows
smoothly for the soldier's little fami
ly. Then comes the tragedy. Mother
is taken 11L The little brood of broth
ers, and sisters is helpless. No father
to turn to. A helpless mother I
To whom can the American soldier's
family look at this critical period?
Must a brave man's loyalty to his
country mean desolation and suffering
to those nearest and dearest to him? ,
No I Emphatically no I , The Ameri
can people will not permit the fami
lies of their soldiers and sailors to
suffer because their breadwinners are
fighting for their country. And so the
Red Cross Department of Civilian Re
lief has created a nation-wide organ
ization for home service for the fami
lies of soldiers and sailors.
Under the banner of "Home Serv
ice" patriotic men and women have
enrolled and are devoting themselves
to the noble task of helping soldiers'
families to meet and adjust the prob
lems of everyday life and aiding them
to maintain the standards of health,
education and industry.
Home Service True Service.
Home service means keeping the sol
dier's children well and In school It
means tiding the family over financial
troubles, arranging the household
budget, meeting insurance premiums,
adjusting a mortgage, bringing med
ical aid and legal advice to bear at the
right moment In short "Home Serv
ice" is true service, in that it provides
the warm handclasp of friendship
rather than the humiliation of charity.
It calls for sympathetic understanding
and Intelligent consideration of the
most vital needs of the soldier's family.
The Red Cross Is pledged to "Home
Service" wherever needed In the Unit
ed States. In each chapter of the Red
Cross there will be a home service
section, under competent hands, whose
mission will be to protect the welfare
of the soldiers' and sailors' homes and
to safeguard the normal development
of their families In employment and In
Ideals of self help and self reliance.
"The work that the Red
Cross Is doing In France
this winter la worth more
than a million and a half .
it American soldiers In the
lines In France today."
General Petaln.
Representatives From Each District
Met In Chicago.
One million women in all parts of
the United States arc being organized
for a systematic campaign in the
forthcoming Liberty Bond sale. At
a meeting held in Chicago July 15
the chairmen from the woman's di
vision of each Federal Reserve Dis
trict in the United Statc3 were pres
ent. '
Miss Florence J. Wade, of St.
Louis, the head of the women work
ers for the St. Louis district, recount
ed what the women had done in the
Eighth District, and pledged their
support with renewed energy for the
next loan campaign.
The women will begin their work
with a view of disposing of one-h?.lf
of the next issue, whatever amount
may be called for. The earnestness
of the women may be in a measure
gler.ned from the enthusiastic talks
made. :.
"No new dresses," said Mrs. Ella
Flaggy Young, who, in the absence of
Mi'3. W. G. McAdoo, chairman of the
National Committee, presided at the
conference. "I haven't had a new
drees for tho past three years."
"No new hat ornaments," said
Mrs. A. S. Baldwin, one of the social
leaders of San Francisco, who is in
charge of tho woman'3 Liberty Loan
work on the western side of the
Rockies. "I've been wearing the
same old brown plumes on winter
and summer hats."
"No new clothes for the children,
or as few more as possible,'" said
Mrs. Frank A. Vanderlip, member of
the National Committee, who ex
plained that her own children are
dressed In tho blue denim French
peasants' smocks.
The women leaders of the nation
emphasized that thrift must become
fashionable to aid the new loan,
and pledged themselves to every
economy of personal expenditure, so
they might better the record made
in the last loan, when 40 per cent of
the total sales were handled by wo
men. In addition to the members of the
National Committee, the Federal re
serve chairmen of the 48 States,
thore are many of the vice chairmen
present at the conference. Besides
the officers of , the organization, the
following members of the committee
were present: Mrs. Guilford Dud
ley, Nashville, Tenn.; Mrs. Frank A.
Vanderlip, New York; Mrs. F. L.
Higginson, Boston; Mr3. George
Thacher Curnsey, Independence,
Kans., and Mrs. A. S. Baldwin, San
The Federal reserve chairmen in
attendance are: Miss Grace Dixon,
Chicago; Mrs. John Pratt, New
York; Miss Florence J. Wade, St.
Louis; Mrs. George W. Fuller, Kan
sas City; Mrs. C. A. Severance, St.
Paul; Mrs. E. B. Roppert, Dallas;
Mrs. G. J. Scay, Richmond, Va.; Mrs.
T. J. Lumkin, Atlanta, and Mrs. D.
J. Jump, Philadelphia.
W. C. T. U.
The W. C. T. U. will observe Red
Letter Day in the homo of Mrs. J.
J. Melvin on East Main street Fri
day afternoon, August 16, at 4
o'clock. This is a special meeting
and every member i3 urged to be
0. E. S.
The O. E. S. will meet on Tuesday
night, August 13, 8 o'clock, at the
Masonic Hall. Good attendance de
sired. Notice of Insolvency.
To the creditors of M. L. Phebus,
deceased: By order of the Clerk of
the County Court of Obion County,
Tennessee, notice is hereby given to
all persons having claims against the
estate of M. L. Phebus, deceased, to
appear and file same with the Clerk
of said court authenticated in the
manner prescribed by law, on or be
fore the 6th day of November, 1918,
as the insolvency of said estate has
been suggested, and any claim not
so filed on or before said date will
be forever barred, both in law and
in equity.
This August 5, 1918.
Administrator of M. L. Phebus,
deceased. 20-2t
To the Creditors of J..R. Avants,
Deceased :
By order of th,e Clerk of the Coun
ty Court of Obion County, Tennes
see, notice is hereby given to all per
sons having claims against the estate
of J. R. Avants,. deceased, to appear
and file the same with the Clerk of
said court, authenticated as pre
scribed by law, on or before Novem
ber 1, 1918, as the insolvency of
said estate has been suggested, and
any claim not filed on or before said
date will be forever barred, both in
law and In equity.
July 31, 1918. 19-2t
Administrator of J. R. Avants,
Deceased. ' .. ' V
GRANDMA'S Powdered Soap
Vour Grocer Has It!
i ired of Saving
Wheat ?
You don't know '
what it ii to be
Wrlglit's .Cafe
For Dinner or a Nice Lunch,
i ,
We study to please. The place you get service.
A sanitary place to eat. For ladies as well as gents.
We want you to feel at home when in our place of business
"Ss22ZBBvSuccesor to A. E. Kirkland.
i3 TO 12 OF
"Since Installing a Caloric
1 my entire house of seven rooms
, to heat one room with a double
Hundreds of other letters,
lighted patrons from Maine
heating device can be more
"I would
J"&Origlnal Patented
not take
$1,000 for
When every effort Is
my Caloric
Pipe less
omize coal, and with
tain, the Caloric becomes a national as
Furnace it
I could not
The cause of its superiority lies In the
s;et another
one. My house
patented and exclusive features that
distinguish the
Is 24x28, 2
stories high,
and it heats it
others, and enable
an absolute guarantee of satis
faction and service.
all over, up
stairs and down.
We will show
to you, and you
with less coal
than it would take
why the Caloric leads. Get
our boot
to run a 16-inch
heating stove."
tells the
cessful pipelesa beat
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Saves Labor Saves Soap
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imum cleansing power at the
minimum price. GRANDMA
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icate fabrics.
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Pipeless Furnace, I am heating 1
on less than it formerly took;
equally as strong, from de
to California prove that no 1
economical man ine
"I cannot
praise my
C a 1 orlc
being put forth to econ
fuel so difficult to ob
enough. I
have 3 rooms
and kitchen
Caloric from all
and store room
down stairs, five
us to sell it on
rooms and bath
upstairs; the fur
these principles
nace heats It to
perfection with
will then see
less fuel than 8
stoves which keDt
"Progress, it
story of sue
only part of the
house heated."
Sold and installed
throughout this section
by the
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