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Marshall & Balrd, Union City, Tens, Entered at the post office at Union City. Ten nessee, as second-class mail matter. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1918. COMMERCIAL SUBSCRIBERS , The Commercial has mailed a large number of notices to its subscribers, to all those in particular who are be hind to pay up in advance. This is done for the purpose of complying with Government orders, which make it necessary to discontinue the paper, aa stated elsewhere, not later than three months after expiration of sub scription. Of course that does not prevent anyone from stopping when the time is out, but simply shows what is necessary in case they want to con tinue the paper. Now, our subscribers will be of fered from now until the first of January to renew at $1 per year. After that the subscription may be raised to $1.50 to meet the rapid ad vances in cost of material and labor. Please renew now if possible and help us to obey the Government rul ings as well as to offer you an op portunity of renewing at the old sub scription price. At a French Hotel. Mrs. Martha Forrester. Dear Mother: Aa I am on post I will write you a few lines to-night, tell lng you that I am well and enjoying life. I hope this will find you well I have a seven-day pacs and I am at a nice place now, staying at one of the largest hotels in France. It is surely a nice place and the fare is fine the food extra good. It is in deed a great treat to mo after being on the front five months. It looks like home to have nice beds to sleep on. This is a town where the soldier comes for a rest, and it is a good place for that purpose. No trouble to get anything here you need. Mother, I am going to have some pictures mado and mail you some. Haven't had any pictures made since I have been in France. I will send you some pictures of this place too I could write you much more, but will say good-night and - good-bye. From your loving Bon. THOMAS E. FORRESTER. Bat. B, 15 F. A., American Exp. Forces, France, Aug. 17. TO A MARINE. Composed by a Marine and pre sented to his friend, Private Chas. T. Bramham. They called you "Parade-Ground Soldiers," Once they laughed at the good old corps; Said you were dressed up dandles, And would run from a cannon's roar, But Vera Cruz proved your metal, And showed you staunch and true. You're a bunch of real live soldiers, You boys who wore gold and blue. You fought in Santa Domingo, And you calmed poor Haiti, too; They are pretty good examples Of what a marine can do. And now at Chatteau Thierry, You marines have proved the lie; You proved a marine knows how to fight, You proved a marine knows how to die. . The Germans named you "Devil Dogs," For they Just don't understand, How a two-fisted, fighting demon Like you really can bo a man. Germany's hellish poison gas, All their liquid firo and screams, Were as nothing when compared With Just a hand full of marines. Some of you won the Croix de Guerre, And some won honor and fame, And some were wounded or missing, But each one of you played the game And the cross America worships stands where French grass . grows green, Bearing the glorious legend, A United States Marine. Good Health and Plenty. Messrs. Marshall & Baird, Union City. Dear Sirs: You have my check for subscription. Am enjoying good health. Hope you 'are also. Oklahoma was hard hit by the drouth, but late rains will make con siderable feedstuff and cotton is bet ter than expected, selling for 33 to 3 6 cents. 1 My boy, Bartcls, is by now, I guess, on the Atlantic, bound for France. Kind wishes. ; Your friend, 1 v; , E. S. TATOM. Shawnee, Okla. ' Somewhere in France. Mrs. John Page Dearest Mother and Family: I am very well at pres ent and enjoying life. I cm located in a French town, living in the homes of the French people. We are here after a two months siege on the great battlo front, being there about two months under continuous shell fire. Had begun to think we were going to the country near Paris or to some largT city for a long rest and a good time, but contrary to our expectations we loaded in large French trucks, and after an all-night ride without anything to eat or drink we arrived in a small ancient village and proceeded for a hike thru the country near the firing line. After many kilometres we halted in a beau tlful woods on the cide of a small mountain and pitched tent for a feed and rest. After a Bhort respite with out anything to eat the bugle sound ed and we were aroused and packed up again and resumed our hike many miles towards the battlefront. There were thousands of soldiers from the different allied countries to be seen, going back and forth with trucks wagons, tanks rnd many interesting looking vehicles, with fighting ma terial of all kinds for the great drive to be made the following morning We arrived in a largo scope of woods only a few hundred yards from the front line. There wo tried to get rest, sleep, food, water without sue cess, and after many hours of hard ships the only thing we received was plenty of ammunition and fighting weapons. Tho morning dawned on a many-mile battlefront. The allies were ready. The hour was 4:21 July 18, 1918, and the day I can never forget as long as I live. Hell turned loose with the boom of thou sands of allied guns fired r.t the Ger mans. Tho great allied attack was begun and I was one of the advan cing soldiero, fearing nothing and going over the top to kill or die for loved ones and native country, We advanced thru thousands of acres of wheat fields and small rivers and woods, and when the Germana open ed their cannon and machine gun fire upon us we began to realize that we were in the great war. But think of the thousando of allied guns pounding rway on the advancing enemy, while their shells were fall ing near us and the machine gun bullets singing around us. Many waves of allied soldiers behind us were ready to take tho front line places if any of us should get too weak too stand. Hundreds of air planes above were doing their duty Advancing thru a large wheat field and open space were thousands of allied soldiers as far as you could see. it seemea to me we naa ad vanced only a few steps until we met our first Germane, and, believe me, we had some time capturing tho ma chine gun emplacements and duck ing bullets too. Some Germans would fight to a finish and some were taken prisoner. I was in the ad vancjng front line where all the fighting too place pnd prisoners were captured. They came with hands up begging for mercy and uttering "kamarad," some wounded and try ing to talk. We captured an em placement of machine guns near Amiens road and four enemy can nons. With tho retreating enemy running thru the wheat fields we turned the captured guns around and began to shoot at him with his own guns. After many miles ad vance on tho Germans, with nothing to eat, no rest or eleep, in mud and rain, we came to German dugouts Just captured, and feeling weak and hungry two soldiers and myself stop ped in a dugout to see if wo could fine something to eat or drink. One of tho soldiers went in first and with the others I followed. Tho dugout was full of feather beds, clpth blank ets, etc. One of the soldiers felt something by hi3 side move, and uri der some cloth, and feather beds was a German officer about twenty-four years old. We told him to como out and he did. He could speak fairly good English. Wo captured him and searched him, took his watch, rings empty pistol and all the souvenirs we could find on him. He was sur prised to know that we were Ameri can soldiers and co many. The first thing he said was: "How do the Americans treat the prisoners of w,ar?" I have many German eouvenirs watch, rings, photos and- many other things. We found something to eat and drink, some German bread and coffee, wine, hard bread, canned goods, and began to feel much bet ter. Then we started on advance. One of us took the German officer up the road to where the soldiers were carrying the prisoners to regimental headquarters. Most everyone had been separated from his outfit and was supplied with naval outfit. I was fighting with French, Algerians, American marines, all battling to gether, a condition resulting from leaders being wounded and absent. During all this excitement I was one of the lucky ones, without fear of danger. After about nine or ten miles advance on the retreating enemy I was able to find only three of my friends out of our company. Numbers were attached to other out fits. After the Americans broke the German lines and advanced twelve or fifteen miles wo experienced a hard day and night's fighting. We were relieved the next day by the French soldiers. There are thousands of things I could mention if I had time in addition to what I have related, But I am real bucy after about eighteen or twenty miles hike from the front. I loal everything I ever had or tried to keep, and we were supplied with more clothing add equipment. We are now in a French village, with, only a small civilian population, hero for a few days rest with orders to leave again for some place, entraining for two or three days and nights. Some war and hardships for a sol dier in France, bolicvo me. I have Just settled down for a rest, trying to write relatives and friends after a lapse of two months, the first time since then I have really had a chance, I have started a few letter! without finishing and now wo are on the move again and no one will expect amy mall. It is hard to sympathize with a soldier in Franco, who has really been thru the hardships of this famous fighting, traveling di vision. I hope you are lucky enough to receive this letter, it will be 30 long before I can mail it. Hoping to hear from you real soon. Write often to the soldiers in France and don't wait for a letter. Write all the news from home and the general news if possible. A let ter to a soldier in France 13 worth more than anyone there can imagine. Regards to everyone. Love to all. BUGLER WALTER R. PAGE. Co. K, 9th U. S. Inf., American Exp. Forces, France. ' Schofield Barracks. Dear Tennessee Friends: I am so glad to know that I can write you all a few lines and tell you how much I love the dear old State. I left Union City two years ago for St. Louis, Mo., and then I boarded a ship for Honolulu, where I had a very sweet little homo for eighteen months. I like Honolulu very much. It is very sweet, with its beautiful flowers, pineapples and Hawaiian sunshine. For eighteen months I didn't see any snow at all, but on the 23d of December, 1917, we ar rived at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and, believe me, it was some cold. . 'The snow there was eight inches deep On Sept. 7, 1918, we left for Camp Mills, New York. So now, dear friends, I am on my way to Franco where I hope to meet a lot of my friends, one of whom is a brother at the front, and I want to be with him. I love my country, my mother, father, sisters and my uniform. Good-bye, Tennessee, God love you; and hail to France. We are coming to see you over the top. Yours truly, , CPL. JESSE P. FORRESTER, Bat. B, 2d Field Art. Sept. 18. Battle Hymn of Democracy. Mine eyes have seen a vision of the coming of the Yanks; They met the German army and went plunging thru their ranks. They punctured them with bayonets and flattened them with tanks While our boys went marching on. Glory, glory hallelujah! Glory, glory hallelujah! Glory, glory hallelujah! Our boys went marching on. They hit! the Champagno district wnere tne grapes or wrath are stored, They buckled on their armor and they licked the German horde; They got the Kaiser's number and he beat it in a Ford, While our boys went marching on. Glory, glory hallelujah! etc. They captured Crown Prince Freddie and they put him in a cage; The children fed him peanuts while he shook the bars in rage. His capers wcro the feature of a Sun day's comic page, While our boys went marching on. Glory, glory hallelujah! etc. saw the Kaiser shackled with lovely ball and chain, He was seeing ghosts of women and children he had slain. He wore a look of terror and never smiled again, While our boys went marching on. Glory, glory hallelujah! etc. In Globe Democrat, St. Louis, Mo., sent in by Scrgt. James H. Russell, 5th Company G. S. I., Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Am well and will like it better in France than here. ' Kindest regards to all. J. H. R. 50,000 CALORIC USERS ARE CONSERVING y3 TO y2 OF "Sine installing a Caloric i my entire house ol seven rooms on less than It formerly took i to neat one room with a double neater." Hundred of other letters, , lighted patrons from Maine "beating device can be more economical than the "I would f&OrtginAl Patented not take $1,000 for my Calorio When every effort Is omize coal, ana with Pipe less Furnace If tain, the Calorio becomes a national as set X could not set another The cause of Its superiority lies In the patented and exclusive features that one. My house 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 Calorio leads. Get our book to run a 16-inch beating stove." W. IL KOENIG. tells the cessful ing. jj a SEPTEMBER September is here, summer is over and fall begins. Let us shake off our lazyness and with more energy persue the work that is allotted to me and to you. We are in the market twelve months in the year for all the produce you may bring. We are here to sell you , any thing to eat. The. one place to sell everything. The same old place to buy everything is very convenient t6 all both to you and to me. Our goods are the very best and always nice and fresh, and when you consider quality, our price is always right So come to see us. Make our store your stop ping place and just feel at home, for we want to divide what we have with you all Our store is your store. Wjth best efforts to please. E. IP. GIRISSOIVJ Three Phones Union City. Two Fords Stop 160 Acres Level Rich Loam Land Going at Public Auction Tuesday, Oct. 1st, est bidder. 120 acres in high state , of cultivation. 30 acres growing alfalfa; 10 acres red clover; 4 acres appl and peach trees. One 5-room house, two tenant with everlasting spring water right in back yard. This is the Gid Williams place Civil District of Obion County, tknn1 moJL..lf 1 vwiw iwiwi, uiic-iicui iuuc ui lumen, one-naxr mile or rish-eaD f I'll 1 . ! t i i Xr nun ana two mues or railroad This place is being sold for P. Williams, deceased, and will o ciock a. m. oigned A. D. Williams. N.L Williams. J. T. Williams, Barnie Williams, Mrs. F. R. Robertson, Mrs. M.A. P. S. 60 days will be allowed ment, by giving bond with heirs At Camp Merritt. Sergt. Charlie A. Janes and Private Johnnie R. Janes write their moth er, Mrs. G. W. Janes, of the Seventh District, that they are now at Camp Merritt, New Jersey. The two brothers have been in training at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga., for some weeks. They write their mother that their company was said to be the best bunch of men that had been sent from Camp Gordon. , Private Johnnie Janes was one of the seven teen boys who received a Browning Automatic Machine Gun in the rifle1 THEIR COAL Plpeless Furnace. I am heating i H. XL COOPER. equally aa strong, from de-i to California prove that no , PtfMleMfUrnu cannot praise my Calorio Plpeless rnrnace being put forth to econ fuel so difficult to ob enough.. I have 8 rooms and kitchen Calorio 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 will then see perfection with less fuel than 8 stoves which kent "Progress," It story of suc only part of the house heated." plpeless heat A. B. BRUBAKER. Sold and installed throughout this section by the NAILLiNG-KEISER HARDWARE GO, Union City, Tenn. Look Read 1918, for cash, to the high houses. Three small barns, and is located in the Third Tenn., one-half mile of Cres L 1 If M f 1 1 station. division amonc thr hr of P. be sold on the premises at 10 Ennis Williams, Mrs. W. E. Allen. Flippin, Mrs. M. V. Mosier. in which to make full settle approved security. contest. They describe some beautiful country they saw while making the trip from Camp Gordon to Camp Merritt and tell her not to worry; they are having a good time and anxious to do their bit and get back home. HERBINE is the medicine that cures bilousness, malaria and con stipation. The first dose makes you feel better, a few additional doses cures completely. Price 60c. Sold by Oliver Drug Co. Kon-Eesident Notice. Clarence Burdick vs. Iva May Bur dick. Chancery Court, Obion County, Ten nessee. In ' the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to. that the defendant, Iva May Bur dick, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee and a resident of the State of Kentucky, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon her. It is therefore hereby orderd that the said above named de fendant appear before the Chan cellor of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or be fore the First Monday of October, 1918, that being the first day of the regular October term of said Chan cery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed j her, and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to her. It is further ordered that pub lication of this notice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Com mercial, a weekly newspaper pub lished in Obion County, Tenn. This Sept. 4, 1918. 24-4t GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. E. H. Lannom, Sol. for Compl't. LAND SALE. Thomas J. Bonner & Son et al. vs. Mrs. Ora Pyles et al Def'ts. In the County Court of Obion Coun ty at Union City, Tennessee. In obedience to a decree of sale in this cause, I will, on Saturday, the 5th day of Oct., 1918, at or about one o'clock p. m. in front of the east courthouse door in Union City, Obion County, Tennes see, sell to the highest and best bid der the one-fourth ( ) undivided interest of F. W. (Frank) Caldwell, deceased, in the following lands situ ate in the Fourth Civil District of Obion County, Tenn., encumbered with the life interest of Mrs. M. E. Caldwell (widow of W. H. Caldwell, deceased), therein, viz: 100 acres of land lying about one mile south of the town of Rives, bounded on the north by the public road and Gar rett and Carter, on the east by Obion River, pn the south by William Rob inson, and on the west by Wade Brothers; 33 and 1-3 acres of this land was set apart to said Mrs. M. E. Caldwell for her homestead and the other 66 and 2-3 ceres of same was set apart to her as a part of her dower; also 4 and 13-16 acres of land, set cpart to said Mrs. M. E. Caldwell as a part of her dower, and in or adjacent to the town of Rives, and bounded on the north by the street, on the east by the M. & O. Railroad, on the south by Womack, and west by Bonner; also 51 acres, near the town of Rives, less one acre heretofore sold to the trustees of the M. E. Church, South, and bounded on the north and east by the public road, on the south by Caldwell, and one the west by Clemmons; said one fourth interest in said lands, encum bered as aforestated with the life in terest of Mrs. M. E. Caldwell, who is still living, to be sold to , finish paying the indebtedness of the estate of F. W. Caldwell, deceased, and on the terms of one-third cash, and the balance in one and two years, de ferred payments to be evidence by promissory notes bearing six per cent interest, and with approved security, and with lien on land retained as further security. Further particu lars on day of sale. September 11, 1918. 25-3t R. H. BOND, Clerk. - E. C. OWNBY Conservatory Graduate Post Graduate of W. H. Sherwood, Chicago William Mason, New York City M. DeVaux, Pari FRENCH METHOD THE MILLING HOSPITAL THIRD YEAR A Modern Surgical Institution. Graduate Nurses in Attendance. DR. W. A. NAILLING Surgeon MRS. L. E. RODECKER R. N Supt. Union City, Tenn. Phone4l, 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.Naillinp Building TELEPHONE 136 UNION CITY. TENNESSEE X DR. I. GLOSSON VETERINARIAN N' Phone 1 2. Main and Third Sts. UNION CITY, TENN.