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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Teni Entered at the post office at Union City. Ten tteec, us second-class mail matter. FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1913. Esq. W. A. McNeill, of Rives, was lere Monday and in the rounds he found time to drop in and say a few things. Esq. McNeill says that he has been having too ea3y a time since he was Mayor of Rives. He wants to get in trouble again and therefore he ran for Magistrate. Now he says that the country should have more concrete bridges as a money-saving proposition. But one of the most Important things, in Mr. McNeill's judgment, is the road-work question. He thinks the number of days for working the roads cannot be easily changed. It is a constitutional question. But the amount paid for substitutes to work tho road can be changed, and Instead of this being ?2.50 it should be $7.50. If this can not be done any other way it can be done by the Legislature, and Mr. McNeill is striking at the real cause of the trouble. It is worth several times more than 50 cents a day to work the roads at the present wage scales rates. NEWS NOTES. Automobile manufacturers were advised to convert their plants to 100 per cent, war work an soon as .possible by tho Wnr Induntrica Board. Steel, rubber and other materialg necessary in tho manufacture of passenger cars cr.nnot bo r.ssured for any period in advance, it was stated, and those concerns h?.vins large .stocks of steel on hend probably will bo required to turn it ever to the Government. To prevent disruption of industry . ponding disposition of the bill pro ' posing to extend draft ages to in clude all men between 18 end 45 . years, voluntary enlistments in the army and navy were suspended com pletely on orders issued by Secretaries Daniels and Baker. Civilir.113 arc al so excluded from eppointment to of ficers' training camps until further notice. Allied troops are entering Russia to help and not a foot of territory is desired, the Russian people are told in a declaration published at Vladi vostok, Murmansk and Archangel by British Representatives. It is stated that there is no intention of impos ing a political system upon Russia, which must work out ito own form of Government. Army officers see in the allied vic tories in tho Aisnc-Marno sector and In Picardy a gigantic turn of the tido which will force tho enemy back to his old lines beforo tho winter set3 in. Some declared that one of the decisive moments of tho war, perhaps the beginning of the final battle, was rapidly approaching. Tax of 10 per cent, 011 leased wires and a horsepower tax on automobiles were placed in tho $8,000,000,000 Revenue Bill concurrent with a statement by Chairman Kitchin, of the Ways r.nd Mcana Committee, agreeing with Secretary McAdoo on a flat tax rate of 80 per cent, on war .profita. Bumper crop3 of nearly ell food stuffs were indicated in tho monthly crop report of the Department of Ag riculture, despite a falling off in prospective production during July, duo to adverso weather conditions corn being the heaviest sufferer from the dry and hct weather. From France. Dear Brother: I haven't heard from you in a Huns age, not since I left the States. I am still able to kick a left leg. I haven't got so much as a scratch so ' far. But guess I had better tell you that I've been in to see Fritz first. I Just got back from the front yesterday. Was in for tho Fourth. Gosii, but we give 'em h that day. I bet they wonder what it was all about. But wo left many Bochcs that won't have to worry about another Fourth of July. My pal got slightly wounded, but he never hesitated until he got tho Boche he was after. The old Boche was sweeping us fellows with machine gun fire when Scale made straight for him, getting within thirty yeard3 then hurled a grenade into the trench which blew Boche, machine gun and all out on the parppet. Anoiner instance, wo went to a dugout which was filled with Boches to tho top. Someone threw a grenade in, yelled outside, fall in columns of twos; forward, column right, march, and at tho same time emptying the remainder of his grenades into the dugout for safekeeping; which in a few seconds later turned the dugout wrongside out. " By this time the prisoners were safely in our trenches, getting ready for a stiff examination. We fellows are well liked by the French. But the soldiers of this sector have one slight grudge against us, for beforo we came to thi3 sector tne French and Gcrmana had a kind of agreement that "you no shoot, we no "shoot." But wo Americans couldn't resi3t the temptation when we saw a Boche - hanging out his week's washing on the barbed wire entanglement in front of their trench. We soon made the Boche hard to sec. MARION II. MARLIN. July 12, 1918. The foregoing was written to T. G. Marlin at Rives. It will be re membered that hi3 son was a coa- inuuiur 10 ine commercial anu a very warm advocate of the defense of the principle of the freedom. of the seas. He was quite a young man, and was rejected at the recruiting station here. He next tried to en list in the navy and failed. He was determined to enlist and finally was accepted in the State guard of Mis souri and is now sergeant -with the 138th Missouri Infantry, Company E, serving his country in France. The beauty of tho letter is that not a 3ingle word was prohibited by the censor. Hurrah for Marion. County High School Board. You are hereby cajlcd to meet in tha office of the County Superin tendent Saturday, August 24, 1918, at 1 p. m , for the purpose of mak ing contracts with all high school teachers and for the purpose of transacting any other bucincs3 that may come before tha board." The law requires the presence of, at least, four members of the board, not in eluding the secretary. Let all high school teachers be present to sign the contracts. Yours very truly, J. M. CHAMBERS, Chairman. C. L. RIDINGS, Secretary. Union City, Tenn., Aug. 12. 1918. Wool and Lambs Sold Co-operatively. The co-operative sale of wool and lambs in Tennessee has not devel oped to any extent. Tho Tennessee plan of celling wool co-operatively, however, consists in arranging a wool sale day which Is widely adver tised for an accessible town in the county. A large warehouse is se cured. Each farmer brings in his clip and arranges It on the floor. Each farmer's clip is kept separate. Buyers come and bid on each farm ers wool competitively. This is an ideal method of selling wool, because each farmer geco the credit of com petitive bid3 and also it stimulates farmers to bring in a better product. Lambs arc sold in tho came way. This method has boon very success ful, and naturally farmers think that it furnishes the ideal way of selling lambs and wool. Order Fertilizer Now, A new contract now tentatively agreed upon by the Railroad Admin istration and company rcproeenta xives contains provi3.ons for safe guarding the private righU of the companies and eliminates much of the - objection formerly entered against Government control. Tour Part on the Farm, Towns and countie3 havo organ ized to secure at home the emergency farm labor supply for the county using town volunteers, men of past farm experience who will go to near by farms for a fow days at time as needed; utilizing high-school boys, requiring all idlers to go to work, insisting upon a cessation of non essential work, and the turning of all local energy to local farms dur ing the rush seasons; agreeing to close stores and businc33 houses for a few days each week if local needs require; ceasing the Saturday half holiday on farms during this emerg ency. Tennessee's emergency farm labor must be secured by these or similar methods. It has been secured in some places, and must be secured in more. v You are asked to work on farms in the county for a few days when help Is needed to win the war. What is jrour answer? Somewhere in France. Dear Bee: How are you spending the Fourth ? Suppose thcro is some little celebration there as usual, tho I do not remember what wo did last Fourth. We get a half holiday here, but this is one time that we will not have to buy fireworks to make a noise. Think we have enough of that, tho we are not in the shell range. You wanted to know what this country looked like. You must re member that I am no landscape artist, but maybe I can give you an idea about it: Some parts of it for milts are level, maybe more 30 than where we live, all covered in oats, wheat or something green. There are part3 of it that is very hilly. The houses are all old, mostly all covered in red tile with tho house made of brick, stone or mud, usually built in a v shape, with the people in one side and the stock in the other. That tho i3 the poorer classes. mere are some fine homes. This whole country is hundreds of years behind the U. S. Thoy follow the same customs they used when Colum 1 1 . uus discovered America. But the people are very nice to us especially tho girls. The days here aro longer than anywhere I ever saw, It don't get dark until 10 p. m. and is light again by 4 a. m.f but the evenings are not very lonely, for the bold bad Hun usually flies over in his zep and brakes the dull monotony, tho ho hardly ever stops where there are soiaiers. we goes where there is nothing to hurt them. I received your letter dated June 4. Well, I will stop writing; don't want to 3poil you by writing too much. With lovo to nil BEN JAMES. Hdq. Co. 117th Infantry, A. E. F. Farmers are urged by tho U. S. Department of Agriculture to place orders at once for fertilizer needed for fall wheat. Transportation dif ficulties require that cars be loaded to a maximum capacity and delay in ordering, it is said, may result in a repetition of last spring's experi ence, when many farmers failed to receive fertilizer and acid phosphate until after planting time. It is urged that every means be used to secure 3uch activo co-operation from both dealer and consumer, that orders may be on hand early enough this summer to enable manu facturers to pend out every car load ed to capacity, plu3 10 per cent. When tho necessity of this action is brought forcibly to the attention of tne rarmer, upon whoso response success depends, the co-operation will reach 100 per cent. It is a good opportunity for farm ers to purchase co-oporativcly and thus secure the bcneflt3 in reduced costs, by virtue of buying in car lot3. It may be the means of avoid ing considerable delay which may be expected if farmers wait util the last minute to order their fertilizers for the fall crops. What Wheat to Sow. Colored Draftsmen. The following is a list of the color ed men who will be ordered to en train on Aug. 23, 24 or 25 from the Local Board for Obion County, Un ion City, Tenn.: R. Roy Crenshaw, Rives, R. 1. Ardell Brown, city. Joe Gray, city. J Jimmie Hayes, Fulton, Ky: Thos. Jefferson Coaty, city. Leman Vinson, Jordan, Ky. Harry Coaty, city, R. 4. Herman Mathis, Hickman, R. 2. Chas. Joo Hamie Parks Majors, city John Basa, Rives, R. 2. Do your part in the general State plan for an increase of twenty per cent wheat acreage. Even if wheat is not a satisfactory crop for export in your community, grow at least enough for your family and your tenants. It is your duty. If you live in a' wheat growing community where it is a satisfactory crop, sow as many acres . as you can care for, and grow as much to the acre as pos sible. Give wheat a favored place in the rotation by sowing it on early plowed sod lands, bean and pea ctubble land3. Prepare the land as early a3 possible. Fertilize the land well, use lime, phosphate, manure, and straw. Get the best seed available in your community. Perhaps most seed is light and cLaffy this season because tho weather conditions were unusu ally favorablo for the development of scab and other diseases. It will likely be different next season; hope that it will rnd go ahead using every precaution known to guard against low yields. Use seed of the 1917 crop if you havo it. If not, search out tho farm- era of your community who produced normal yields or bettor. Buy heavy plump seed of them. It is reasonable to expect that high yielding fields (fertility considered J were not coriously diseased. Got your seed quick beforo it gets into the miller's hands. Grow bearded instead of smooth varieties unless the smooth is espe cially adapted to your conditions Bearded varieties such as Fulcaster and Stoner are more resistant to the disease than beardless varieties. Use tho fanning mill or take your seed to your miller and have it thoroly cleaned of light grains and foreign material. "Don't cry over spilled milk." There is no known method of treat ment of the seed to kill scab. Got the cleanest, beat seed thpt you can secure and go in hard for your share of the twenty per cent increase. Trust the season for the rest. 50,000 CALORIC USERS ARE CONSERVING 13 TO 12 OF THEIR COAL "Since Installing a Caloric Plpelesi Furnace, I am heating j l my entire house of seven room on leas than it formerly took k to heat one room with a double beater." H. H. COOPER. i Hundreds of other letters, equally as strong, from de-i 1 lighted patrons from Maine to California prove that no heating device can be more economical than the 23 "I would not take $1,060 for my Calorio Pipe 1 e s b Furnace if I could not get another one. My house is 24x28, 2 stories high, and it heats it all over, tip stairs and down. with less coal than it would take to run a 16-inch heating stove." W. M. KOENIG Z& Original Patented PipeteMfumac When every effort is being pat forth to econ omize coal, and with fuel so difficult to ob tain, the Caloric becomes a national as set The cause of its superiority lies in the patented and exclusive features that distinguish the Calorio from all others, and enable us to sell it on an absolute guarantee of satis faction and service. We will show these principles to you, and you will then see why the Caloric leads. Get our book "Progress, it tells the story of sue cessful pipeless heat ing. "I cannot praise my C a 1 orlc Pipeless furnace enough. I have 3 rooms and kitchen and store room down stairs, five rooms and bath upstairs; the fur nace heats it to perfection wits less fuel than 3 stoves which kent only part of the house heated." A. B. BRUBAKER. M mi BTWr.-. Sold and installed throughout this section by the NHILLifJG-KEISER HARDWARE CO. Union City, Tenn. Tire Repairing Casings and Tubes Vulcanized. We Fix Punctures at once. 0URiStibrettservice R. S. WATSON .With Union City Garage. Union City Training School PRIVATE SCHOOL for BOYS and GIRLS Small Classes' insuring individual attention. School opens Thursday, Aug. 29. Phone or address F. C. AYDELOTT, Principal. AUGU August is here and we can look for some refreshing showers. So town and country will all be happy and rejoice together. We are at the same old stand with the same old force, but we have everything new that the market affords. Everything in Fruits, Vegetables and Melons. Our Grocery department is full and complete With everything clean and neat. Our Meat Market is always the best Beef, pork, veal, lamb and all the rest. We are glad you have a home, a nice place to stay, so . don't worry about the eats. You can get them from us . every day. Your Grocery, E. IP. GRISOM Three Phones Union City. Two Fords Buy Tankage. Farmers and stock raisers may now have the opportunty of buying tank age from our plant. Wc will furnish both the fresh and dried and can furnish you with any amount. It's a known fact that tankage is the greatest of ell feed to-day, if properly mixed and fed. Every dol lar spent for tankage will yield you more than two for one. No farmer can afford to do without It. We ex pect to be able to furnish all who come. If ever you expect to Increase the raising and fattening of hogs, now is your time. With hogs now selling here above 18 cents on foot, don't you think you had bettor push your hogs by feeding everything that is good and that will make hog flesh cheap. Buy tankage. 20-4t REYNOLDS PACKING CO. Seizure of four more enemy-owned corporations with a total capitaliza tion in excess of $2,000,000 was an nounced by A. Mitchell Palmer, Alien Property Custodian. The com panies will be sold at public r.uction. Sheriff's Sale of Real Estate. By virtue of the authority vested in me, J. M. Hickman, Sheriff of Obion County, Tennessee, by a ven ditioni exponas issued by S. F. How ard, Clerk .of the Circuit Court of Obion County, Tenn., on June 21, 1918, in the case of Bill Hall vs. J. B. Harris, principal, and F. J. Smith. security, in said Circuit Court, I will expose to sale for cash at public outcry to the highest bidder in front of the east door of the courthouse in Union City, Tenn., at or about one o'clock p. m. on SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1918, as the property of Defendant J. B. Harris, principal, same having been duly levied on and ordered sold as his property, a one-third undivided interest in nine acres of land, more or less, situate in the Sixth Civil District of Obion County, Tenn., of which J. C. Harris (Jr.ck Harris) died the owner, and bounded on the north by the public road and the lands of Jack Bennett, on the east by Frank Polk (formerly Doctor Brice), on' the south by Polk, and on the west by the public road, and being the same lands on which Jack Harris was living at the time of his death; but said one-third interest in said 9 acres, more or less, is levied upon, and is ordered to be sold, and will be sold subject to the homestead and dower right3 of Mrs. Mag Harris, widow of Jack Harris, and I have been commended to and will so sell same, and ao herein above stated. For further particulars, see pro ceedings had and filed in said cause in the Circuit Court of Obion County at Union City, Tenn. 20-3t This August 8, 1918. J. M. HICKMAN, Sheriff of Obion County. 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 tho 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. E. T. MITCHELL, Administrator of M. L. Phebus, deceased. 20-2t Real Estate and Insurance DO YOU WANT INSURANCE? Life, Health and Accident or Fire, placed in the best com panies at the best rates. We can please you. If you want to sell your farm or house and lot we can furnish the buyer. We handle property on a commission basis only and will be fair to the buyer and seller. WHITF & QU I N N Real Estate and Insurance Sheriff's Notice of Land Sale. ' By virtue of a venditioni exponas, from the Circuit Court of Obion County, Tennessee, in the cause of E. J. Green vs. Peter Fizer, directed to the Sheriff of said county, I will sell to the highest bidder for ca3h at the east door of the courthouse in Union City, Tennessee, on tho 31st DAY OF AUGUST, 1918, at about 1 o'clock p. m., a certain tract of land situated in the Fif teenth District of Obion County, as follows: Located in the town of Obion and bounded on tho north by Main street, on the south by an alley, on the east by Wilson, on the west by an alley. Said land will be sold subject to the homestead rights, if any, of the said Peter Fizer. This August 7, 1918. 20-4t J. M. HICKMAN, Sheriff. J. C. BURDICK Wholesale and Retail Reelfoot Lake and Mississippi River Fish Game Oysters in Season. New location, East Main Street Phone 185 UNION CITY, TENN DR. JAKE H. PARK DENTIST Office: Room I, Naillin? Building TELEPHONE 136 UNION CITY. TENNESSEE DR. I. GLOSSON VETERINARIAN Phone 12. Main and Third St. UNION CITY, TENN.