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THEN IT CAME HOME TO HER
Moment When Henrietta Realized That There Were Dishonest People in the World. Henrietta Weird looked at the change the conductor had just given her a quarter and five nickels. "Goodness," she thought excitedly, ."he's given me a nickel overt I'm riding tor nothing !" And . she quickly closed her hand over the change, and then she remem bered that the conductor had rung up her fare and that probably the nickel would have to. come out of his own pocket "Oh, dear!" she thought remorse fully. "Perhaps the poor man has a large family and perhaps a nickel a day is all he can afford to feed them with. I suppose I really ought to re turn It to him. But no, he has a bad face I shouldn't be surprised if he beats his wife every day, and It would serve him right to suffer for his own carelessness 1 Still, of ' course, I wouldn't like to feel that I am depriv ing his baby of its daily bucket of milk no, I'll keep It a man In his position has no moral right to have a large family. Goodness, what if he should suddenly find out he gave me too much and demand it back again T I think I'll get right out I'm only ten blocks from home, anyway." And at the next stop she hurriedly left the car, still clutching the quarter and five nickels in her hand. "I'd better look again perhaps there are only four nickels after all," she thought. And she opened her hand and looked. No, there were five, but, as she looked, the quarter slipped through her fingers and fell on the pavement with a hollow leaden sound. "Oh !" she gritted through her teeth. The dishonesty of this world I" ZIRCONIUM IN THE ARTS The layman would hardly know that baddeleyite and jacuplranglte are dif ferent names of the same thing In fact he would probably not recognize either of these impressive words and would find their pronunciation difficult, but they are the correct mineral names for the ore of zirconium, which Is found In Brazil and Is said to occur there in enormous quantities. The mineral zircon, a silicate of zir conium, is probably most familiar as a gem stone, and when so used is known as hyacinth, Jacinth, jargon, or Matara diamond. Zirconium minerals are used chleily ns refractory material, which melts on'y at an extremely high temperature and Is very resistant to the action of flnxos and slags. Zirconium flre brick prom ises to be extensively used. The fused oxide of zirconium expands so little on being heated that crucibles, muffles, combustion tubes, and similar articles made of it are not broken by sudden changes of temperature. Several alloys of zirconium have un usual properties. A zirconium steel is said to be particularly suited for mak ing armor plates, armor-piercing pro jectiles, and bullet-proof metal ; a new patented nlloy of zirconium with nick el, called cooperlte, Is extremely hard and Is particularly well adapted for making cutting tools. Tying the Nuptial Knot. In some ports of the world the nup tial knot Is literally as well as figura tively tied. This is in India, at the marriage of a Brahmin. No sooner has the father, in words as plain as can be, given the bride away than the bridegroom places the "tall," or insig nia of marriage, consisting of a piece of ribbon with a gold bead suspended upon it, around her neck and ties the knot. Befors the knot is tied the bride's father may" refuse consent un less better terms are offered, but im mediately the knot is tied the mar riage is indissoluble, for the Brahmins do not recognize divorce. The Par sees bind the hands of the bridegroom with a sevenfold cord, seven being a sacred number. The ancient Cartha ginians tied the thumbs of the betroth ed with leather lace. With the Lat ins, on the contrary, part of the cere mony was for the bridegroom to loosen (solvere) the bride's girdle (nodus her culeus), not to tie It. A Serviceable Piano. A prominent musician tells some funny yarns. One relates to his experience in find ing suitable instruments When on a tour. On one occasion at a small place where he was due to appear he In quired where he could hire a piano, and found that the only one available was an ancient looking instrument In a small shop. He asked if he could borrow it for his performance. "You could not tlay on it, least ways, not as it Is," replied the own er, "for it's full of books. Jim," he bawled, "where's the inside of this piano?" 4 And Jim's voice from upstairs, re plied : "Ain't it out in the garden?" Could Make His Own Way. "Tour hard-luck story is one of the most affecting I have ever heard." 'Thanks, boss. Then youll give me a small donation?" "No." ; "But you Just snld " Exactly. A man with your imag ination and gift of narration ought to make a great deal of money as a pro moter. There Is no earthly excuse." x PRETTY LEGEND OF NIAGARA How the Great Lakes Joined in Their Wondrous Leap Over the Fa mous Ridge. In old, old times, on the highest peak of a great mountain, there dwelt a hunter and his five sparkling daugh ters. Their lodge was of bright betula bark and on clear days they could see the distant ocean flashing like a silver band. "Come out 1 Come out !" cried the youngest daughter, the. little Er. "Come Su ! Come Hu 1 Come Ml ! Come Clat (The names stand in order for Erie, Superior, Huron, Michigan and St. Clair). Let us away to the eea, where the foaming breakers roar I" So they left their lodge and leaped and sang- with happy hearts. Their robes were of blue and chrysolite green and floated on the breeze. Their moccasins were of frozen water drops and their wings of painted wind. And they scam pered and romped across the plain or floated beneath the sky, or rushed past valley and hill and field, singing and shouting with glee. At last they came to a precipice of jagged rocks and moss. "Alas 1" cried Er, "what a dread ful leapl But we have come so far that we must go on or our father will laugh at lis ! So come Su 1 Come Hu ! Come Mi ! Come Cla ! and follow me !' So over the steep they sprang and floated down on their painted wings. They leaped and they sang like happy hearted birds. Then the little Er cried: "Let ns up and down the' steep again! And hd and down the five maids' skipped and laughed at the sport and foam and called it Niagara Falls. And today, through the rainbow mist, yon may see their robes of blue and chryso lite green and their painted wings and their twinkling feet, as the five play in the waterfall. New Tork Evening Post. ROOM FOR MANY MILLIONS The biggest and loneliest land on the globe is Siberia, of which at the present moment there is so much talk, i says London Answers. Any one who ! would set about its conquest by In vaslon would find the task a herculean one. for it contains nearly five mil lion square miles, and Is about 45 times as big as the British isles! In these vast spaces there Is a popu lation less than London contains by a couple of millions, and there are hun- ' dreds of thousands of square miles of ! territory where no human being Is to be seen. The mighty rivers of Siberia j are almost rendered useless bj the fact that they flow mostly into the Arctic ocean, and their lower courses are icebound during the greater part of the year, and their mouths are at all times very difficult of access. Arc tic Siberia is a vast country in itself, but very inhospitable. Siberia, it is said, is destined to be the granary of the world; and the opening of the railway across Its en tire breadth has certainy done much to develop Its resources, i Burglars Dread a Noise. "Noise is the greatest enemy of the burglar and is what he most fears. Bear that in mind if you believe a thief has entered your home." So says Frank McCarrlck, lleuten . ant in Manhattan's downtown .detec ; tive headquarters, whose long year in the police department give weight to his statements. "The best of alarms in a household," he continued, "is a glass or chlnawara pitcher or similar vessel. Slam it through the window and its crasli above will be followed by another as the missile falls to the street or the areaway below. "Never grapple with a midnight prowler, for he is prepared for such eventualities and has It on you. Gen erally no qualm of conscience would come between him and murder if there was danger of his being caught." 1 Etiquette In Mexico. 1 Travelers through Mexico report many peculiar customs which reflect the temperament of the people. Some ! of these are founded upon supersti ; tlons hundreds of years old while oth i ers date from more recent days. There Is a prevailing belief in the country that there is bad luck in a sequence of threes and wherever possible the combination of three is avoided. This is shown very often to persons strange to the land in the lighting of a cig arette. In the United States one often sees three men light their pill from one match. It would be a gross insult In Mexico to offer a man a light from a match that had already started two cigarettes going. Instead one must blow out the match and give him a light from the ignited coffin nail. Frogs That Have Hair. "Finer than frog hair" has long been a slang method of expressing the su perlative degree. Doubtless no one ever gave It a thought whether frogs have hair or not. Probably no one ever realized they did until Prof. G. A. Boulenger discovered in the Ger man Congo frogs that had growing upon their bodies either hair or a very good imitation of it. - It has since de veloped that anatomically It is not hair, in the sense In which that term applies to mammals. Our own hair Is akin to finger nails; it is a horny growth, whereas the "hair" on the African frogs is an abnormal devel opment of the tubercles that appear on the skin of the ordinary frog. The ordinary person, however; who places appearance above origin, will doubtless call It "hair." ji-rr-7". '. . - . ..AT .sx THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK-ELECTS OFFICERS One of the Flourishing and Popular Institutions, The rsaders of tho paper were told in out paper of Jan. 3 of tho condi tion and growth of The Third Na tional Bank, Union City, of the de claring of the regular annual divi dend of sixteen per cent., the reduc tion of the bank building account in the sum of five thousand dollars and of tho bonus issued to tho employees. Last week at the offlca rooms of the bank the stockholders met and elect ed the following directors: John T. Walker, H. A. Bransford, J. T. Owens, J. L. Fry, Walker L. Martin, H. Diotzel, J. C. Isboll, H. T. Robinson, D. N. Walker, E. ' M btone, Hunter Elam. In the directors meeting the fol lowing officers were elected: John T. Walker, president; D. N Walker, active vice president;- H. Dietzcl, vice president; Hunter Elam, cashier; ; C. E. McCaw, assistant" cashier; D. R. Coleman, individual bookkeeper end resistant teller; R H. Caldwell, general bookkeeper; Miso Addle Walker, stenographer. Bank of Elbridge. We have a letter from N. I. Man ley, former cashier of the Bank of Elbridge, Elbridge, Tenn., who has tendered his resignation on account of falling health. Mr. Manley add3 a very interest ing statement to the effect that the bank ODened cizl?t ycara ago for business with a capital stock of $15, 000, $7,500 .paid up, of which $3,500 of the paid-up capital was invested in building and fixtures. Since the organization not a penny of the capi tal has been called for, but the bank has matured same out of the earn ings of the bank and paid three cash dividends of ten per cent each and now has surplus and undivided prof its of $11,387.19, a per centage of 382 on the original cash investment The history of tho bank's business shows that all its notes to a cent were good and collectible, and not a single mortgage has been foreclosed. Total deposits of the bank are ap proximately $90,000 with assets of $110,000. This is indeed creditable for the Bank of Elbridge and a very flatter ing compliment to the cashier, Mr. Manley. The report deserves a spe cial notice and we are glad to extend the same. -; JUDGE ELKINS MOVES WHEELS OF JUSTICE Court Proceeds Orderly but With Prompt Dispatch of Business. The trial jury named last week was: T. Li. Joyner, s. a. ung, w. . Long, W. D. Owen, O. E. Wiggam, A. L. Thompson, Lee Dunnlgan, Burney Rone, A. Harris, J. M. Caldwell, I. P. Morris, W. C. Farris. State versus C. Gary, tried for murder, resulted in a verdict of ten to twenty years in the penitentiary for the defendant. James Hodges and Ed James were found guilty of housebreaking and larceny and assessed with six months in the county Jail. For transporting liquor, there five convictions with fines of $50 and costs each. One case for carrying pistol was assessed with $50 and costs. Six bone-dry cases resulted in fines of $50 and costs each. Two cases of craps games resulted in fines of $10 each and costs. Five case3 of public disturbance resulted in fines of $20 and costs each. One case of assault and battery re sulted in a fine of $30 and costs.' One case of illegal voting was tried and a fine of $25 and costs Imposed. CIVIL CASES. On the civil docket the following were heard: S. E. Cross versus T. M. Bogla, udgment for plaintiff for $95 and costs. T. C. Wilson versus National Fire Insurance Co. and National union Fire Insurance Co., Judgment for plaintiff for $688.30 in both cases. S. R. Bratton verus H. B. Collier, judgment for plaintiff for $102. Fatherless Children of France. The Christian Church of Rehobath has adopted a French orphan and paid tho whole amount for one year. We have been informed that the Christian Church of Martin has aken fourteen French orphans. It looks like tho churches of Union City could do as well as Martin. WANTED We pay the highest market price for butter, eggs, meat and lard and all kinds of country produce. Cash Grocery Co. 41tf REYNOLDS PACKING CO. TO INCREASE CAPITAL Business of This New Packing House in Union City. One of Union City's very worthy and prosperous enterprises is the Reynolds Packing Company plant which has just closed the year's business with the most flattering record. Under the management of Mr Reynolds this concern is naturally bound to succeed, but its success has exceeded the greatest expectations. Mr. Reynolds and the men associated with him are especially suited for the conduct of a packing houso in dustry. They are farmers, livestock and business men, well known and recognized as substantial citizens. The business of the company has grown wonderfully, and following 'the purpose of the president and di rectors it was decided at the meet ing of the stockholders last week to increase the capital stock from $25,000 to $100,000. For the year ending Dec. 31, 1918, a dividend of eight per cent was declared. . The report showed splendid earnings and all present were well pleased. The company will sell at once $15,000 worth of stock and later in the year expect to sell the remainder of the stock and use this capital in exten sions of the cold storage room 3 and other equipment. Election of officers and directors was as follows: W. G. Reynolds, president; G. W Phebus, Jr., vice president; T. R. Meadow, secretary and treasurer. Directors: W. G. Reynolds, T. ; Meadow, .G. W. Phebus, Jr., R. Cummings, Geo. R. Bufford, W. Beauchamp, C. G. Cloar. UNION CITY MFG. COMP'Y WATERPROOF GARMENTS Enterprise Which Keeps Forging tc the Front. The Union City Manufacturing Co., which haa been quietly and steadily earning its way to the planes of success and to the confidence of the- business world, held a meeting of its. stockholders last week and took a survey of tho year's work with the most gratifying results. This enterprise is located in Union City on Main street in unpretentious quarters, but its rooms are humming with industry. Rainproof garments are made in various patterns and grades, and tho products are now used in a number of States. Last year the U. S. Army was one of the well pleased customers, end wc un derstand that growth in business has been marked with splendid future prospects. Election of officers and directors was held as follows: J. F. Semoncs, president; C. E. Kelser, vice president; C. E. Har rison, superintendent; J. A. Pricto, secretary and treasurer. Directors: J. F. Scmones, C. E. Kelser, C. E. Harrison, J. A. Prleto, Jno. O'DonnclI, G. W. Phebus, Jr., V. P. May. CHILOS SPECIALTY HOUSE . FINE YEAR'S BUSINESS Splendid Growth of This Union City ..- Manufactory.' The Childs Specialty Houso of Un ion City hold annual election of officers and directors this week as follows: Mrs. A. J. Scatcs, president; F. J. Smith, vice president; E. K. Beck, secretary; C. E. Beck, treasurer and general manager. Tho directors are: F. J. Smith, J. V. Vcrhine, Jt M. Russell, C. E. Bock, E. K. Beck, Mrs. A. J. Scatcs, A. J. Scatcs. A very largo Increase of business for the year 1918 i3 reported, which has necessitated the installation of twenty additional sowing machines at .once; with assurance of a splen did business in 1919. Tho traveling men now on the road. are:' L. E. Haskin3, E. K. Beck, John W. Sandcr3, H. J. Aubrey, Mrs. M. E. Hancock, Roger Caldwell. The territory comprises practically all the South, Including Arkansas, Mis sissippi, Louisiana, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Ken tucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Illi nois. " . As an idea of the business handled by this enterprise tho sum of $50,000 in labor and commissions was paid last year to operatives and salesmen who reside in Union City. This is a very rtrong business in stitution and an effort will be made for its continued growth and expan sion, which will mer.a much greater things for Union City. Eat at Forrester's. WILLIAM FORKELL. William Forkell, who speaks on the second afternoon of the Chautauqua, has spent 22 years in active platform work; he was founder and for seven years editor of the Searchlight Maga zine ; successor to Dr. William A. Col ledge at People's church, Aurora, 111. ; lecturer for the National Security league; moral Instructor state refor matory. Green Bay, Wis, and chaplain state penitentiary, Jackson, Mich. Mr, Forkell's standing as a patriotic American and his ability to influence his hearers is clearly sbown by the ex tensive work he has done for the gov ernment During the 70-day period. WILLIAM FORKELL. beginning September 1, 1017, he spoke 108 times for Uncle Sam. In the Sev' enth federal district, comprising nil nois, Wisconsin and Iowa, he had the distinction of addressing more audi ences and a greater number of people than any other public speaker. From the first of March until the opening of the present Chautauqua season, he was kept busy speaking In the inter ests of the third Liberty loan. "Adam Going to School" will be the subject of his address. It is a stirring address, setting forth the evil of de structive thought against the power of constructive thought, as shown by the "kultur" of Germany and the Ameri canism of Lincoln. Striking illustra tions throughout add to the intense In terest of his work, and to miss this Inspirational talk, brimful of patriot ism, is to miss one of the most valu able numbers of the entire program. To appear n.t Rcyucld3 Theatro un- uer the ausplce3 of the Local Red Cross Chapter Friday night, Jan.-24 Scats on salo. Printing Bills to be Scrutinized. One of the newly-appointed legis lativc committees of which results In the interest of economy for the State are expected is the printing committee, of which Senator D. P Caldwell, of Obion,' is chairman. The committee will meet this afternoon for further organization and to map out lines of work. Printing bills for the State and county, including blanks and sta tionery, mount well up . into the thousands of dollars annually, and this committee 13 expected to make a comprehensive study of this branch of Stato and county expense. The securing of accureto data from each county a3 to tho amount and cost of the public printing bills will no doubt be promptly taken up so that the subject may be considered in an intelligent manner. Any reforms which may be found desirabla will bo in line with tho ex pressed determiar.tion of Governor- eloct Roberts to cut down the cost of administering Stato and county government in Tonnes3oc. Nashville Banner. Death of Sergeant Manning. Sergeant Wm. Bethel Manning, son of Mrs. J. N. Brad3haw, of this city, died in France Nov. 13, of tromatic peritonitis. Sgt. Manning was in the U. S. Cavalry and his death was caused accidentally. Mrs. Bradshaw, not hoarlng from her son for some time, forwarded a regis tered letter Nov. 4. This letter was returned Nov. 27, on the back of which was written "dead." The let ter reached here Christmas and it was the first information of young Manning's death. An inquiry was wired Jan. 4, and a cable answer was received confirming the news of death- Deceased was a fine young man. He was one of the volunteers in serv ice. He was 23 years of age at the time of death. He was praised for service and personal character by his command, and words of very kind consolation were e xtended to the mother and sisters, one of whom re sides in Memphis. In an address Senator Lenroct, of Wisconsin, announced that he will soon introduce a bill for the-control of railroads by a single corporation, tha majority of tho directors of which would be named by the Government. Guaranteed earnings wculd be a fea ture of the plan. Should Say Not. In real lifo. the young man never asks father for the girl's hand. Father wouldn't know' what on earth to say. KITH ANN GARMENTS LOCAL ENTERPRISE One of the Comparatively New Union City Enterprises. The Jackson Company, located in the Cobb building, First and Church streets, have reported a very fine business for 1918. This firm has a battery of machines, which have been in operatiqn for a year or more making what are known as Kitty Ann Morning Dro33cs, and which have become popular with the trade where the garments havo been intro duced. The bu8inoo3 is steadily in creasing, with bigger and better equipment and a greater volume of production. A line of Kitty Ann Aprons have beon added and they are also finding ready sale. The proprietors of the business are A. C. Jackson and J. A. WaddeH. In the territory of Texas and Okla homa Mrs. Moycrs is looking after the trade, while a portion of time is given to the lines by Messrs. W. H. Riley and L. E. Haskins in their territory. A very largo mail-order business is also handled, and this 13 one of the growing enterprises of Union City. OBION COUNTY FARM LOAN REPORT OF BUSINESS J. H. Shore in a Report of County Organization. The Obion County National Farm Loan Association, thru its secretary treasurer, J. H. Shore, of Rives, makes the following very interesting report of tho .work of tho organiza tion: This association was organized in January, 1917. The first loan was closed in July, 1917. Number of ap plications received to date, 88. Amount of applications, $313,900. Number of loans closed, 50. Amount of loans closed, $214,000. Number of applications rejected by Federal Farm Loan Bank, Louisville, 5. Amount of applications rejected, $5,550, Number of applications withdrawn by applicants, 19. Amount of applications withdrawn by appli cants, $51,750. Number of applica tions on file not closed, 14. Amount of applications on file not closed, $42,500. J. H. SHORE, Sec.-Treas. There is moi Catarrh in this section of the country than nil other diseases put together, and until the last few years was supposed to be in curable. For a great many years doctors pro- uouiiced it a local disease nnd prescribed local remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, pronounced it incurable. Science has proven Catarrh to be a constitutional disease and therefore requires constitutional treatment. Halls Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitu tional cure on the ninrket. It is taken internally. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred dollars for any case it fails to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. Addre.-s: F. J CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Tnke Hull's Family Pills for constipation. Generalship by Representatives Cantrill and Shcrlcy, of Kentucky, brought about tho adoption by the House of Representatives of the $100,000,000 European famine re lief measure after a stormy debate. Several Republican loaders of the House, including former Speaker Joseph Cannon, voted with the Democrats in support of the measure. Come to the SQUARE DEAL GROCERY (Vaden stand) The place to get your money's worth. The price and weight guar anteed. Fresh meat, full line of groceries and feed. Both phones 337-170. Give us a trial order. 43tf E. P. WRIGHT. To Mrs. Ethel Farrow. Dr. W. A. Nailllng, Guardian, vs. Mrs. M. J. Cary ct als. 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, Mrs. Ethel Farrow, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee and is a resident of the Stato of Texas, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon her. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendants appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or beforo the First Monday of March, 1919, that being a regular rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be. taken as confessed by her and the said causa set for hear ing ex-parto as to her. It is fur ther ordered that publication of thi3 notice be made for four consecutive weeks in Tho Commercial, a weekly newspaper published In Obion coun ty, Tenn. This Jan. 13, 1919. 43-4t GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. E. H. Lannom, Sol. for Compl't.