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DR. E. M. LONG , DENTIST Orer Wehman's Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. 144, Residence 595 J DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Orer Wehman's Hardware Store . Union City, Tenn. Telelphones Office 144; Reaidence 595-J OMMERCIAL Pnion City Commercial, estatoliiihed 1890 I cM0.ij.t-j Rrnirmhrr 1 i7 Wt Tennessee Courier. eatablixhed 1897 t ConaoUOaUa September 1.1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 1919. VOL. 27, NO. 4 r CITIZENS DISCUSS ; NEW TAX MEASURE ; Senator Caldwell Invites Obion Conn- , ' ty People to Meet. A public meeting of citizens, was held at the City Hall "last Saturday . afternoon to consider the .proposed State tax bill to be offered for passage ' in the General Assembly by Governor ; Roberts. " - r. -. . . ' Dri C. W. tyiles was called to the . chair" and Esq. S. R. Bratton was elected secretary. , Dr. Miles and Attorney Fitz Smith pointed a great many features In the ' bill which they considered objection- , able.- One wa3 the expense of a force of revenue officers. Hon. Seid Waddell, Dr. McReo and '.' Senator Caldwell spoke for the bill . or a greater portion of it!" It seems , that Governor Roberts' chief object is to get more revenue " without raising the rate of taxation, and he has invoked tho constitution, which provides that individuals and corporations must be assessed equal ly, or words to that effect, and to do this , a great deal of corporation - realty, which 13 not now bearing its part of the burdon of taxation, should De propeny assessed. There are other features of the bill which call for equalization of assessments, etc., : all of which was discussed. No very definite understanding . seemed to be reached at the meeting. Salvation Army Opens New Hotel, A hotel or hostel as It Is known " for the accommodation of wives, mothers and sweethearts of soldiers, and which combines some of the tea tures of hospitals, was formally ac cepted by- the United States Govern ment at Camp Gordon, thru Major General Cameron, from tho Salvation Army on Saturday afternoon. The hostel Is a new departure for the Salvation Army, which built it at a cost of $45,000 and turned it over to the Government. It is in keeping with the huts which have been built at Norfolk and Newport News, Va., and which have been dedicated with in the last few weeks. The Salvation Army, which has .been praised highly by every return ing soldier from France, and in thou sands of letters from boys still with the army of occupation, has decided ' that this is one of the greatest efforts which can be done on this side. In a recent communication to the Salvation Army from Raymond B. Fosdick, who is the man acting for the Government In all matter with relief associations, the work of the Army was highly praised and it was urged to increase its efforts towards helping soldiers in America. .;. Tn&hut at Camp Gordon has ac commodations for more than 100 and Is primarily for the use of women relatives of the men in the camps who come on visits to them. Mrs. Nell Wilkinson acted as the official hostess at the dedication and she has assisting her many of the leading society and club women of the city. The address in which the hut was tendered to the Government was 1 made by Col. William Peart, chief executive secretary of the Salvation Army. He is In Atlanta attending the 32d annual Southern Congress of the Salvation Army. Other leading figures present at the dedication, and who are attending the congress are Col. Richard Holz, provincial officer for the Atlantic Coast, Province; Col. Thomas Stanyon, in charge of all ' Salvation Army huts overseas; Brig adier Andrew Crawford, in charge of the Atlanta Division, and Staff Cap tain Halpin, one of the pioneers in the Salvation Army work among the American ; soldiers in France, and who will be in charge of the hut at Camp Gordon. Captain Halpin, known to thou sands and ten thousands of dough boys 'as "Dad," went in the flr3t party of eleven, of the Army which accompanied the first American Di vision across. He was with Adjutant Purvlance and Captain Sheldon when these two girls fried the first dough nuts for the boys overseas and made the tremendous hit with them that has become history. Militant suffragists, many of whom have served Jail sentences for pick eting the White House and burning copies of President Wilson's speeches in France, will make a tour of the country In a "prison" special train. The tour will start from Washington in March. NEWS NOTES. Representative Stephen G. Porter, of Pennsylvania, has prepared a reso lution calling for an investigation by Congress of the operations of the Carranza Government. Continued ravages against American citizens in Mexico and' the move on the part of the Mexican Government to confis cate American oil properties, it is said, ' have caused tho demand for prompt action on the part of the United States Government. ' Zone and price regulations on coke and all coal except Pennsylvania an thracite were suspended by the Fuel Administration, effective February 1 Suspension of the price regulations include ". provision , touching pur chasing agents, commissions and wholesale and retail margins. Notice is given that the suspension is sub ject to reinstatement of price, wage, labor, production or other conditions arise that require it. . Following a conference on the War Department's Army reorganiza tiofr programme, announcement was made that Secretcry Baker and the House Military Committee had reach ed an agreement to permit the army to continue on its present basis un til the next session of Congress. The new measure provides for a standing army of 600,000. Dr. Karl Llebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, leaders of the Berlin Spartacans, were the victims of mobs in the German capital. The woman was flr3t beaten into In sensibility and then killed by a man who ' fired a bullet thru her head. Dr. Llebknecht was shot by soldiers as he attempted to mako his escape, Miss Fannie Flusser has been placed in charge of a petition signed by New Albany women, which will be sent to the Peace Conference as a protest against outrages committed by German officers and men in France and Belgium. Te petition demands that the guilty be brought to justice. The Senate adopted the resolution of its Electtons Committee recom mending that no action be taken on the disloyalty charges brought against Senator La Folletto. of Wis consin, because of statements in his speech September 20, 1917, before the Nonpartisan League at St. Paul, Minn. In an interview with American correspondents at Troves Marshal Foch declared that the Rhine should be the barrier between France and Germany to guard-against future at tacks. He praised American troops highly, saying that . they had the devil's own punch. Latest price lists show that while the cost of potatoes and several other vegetables has undergone sharp de cline since 1918, "egg3, sugar and other commodities either have re mained stationary or have gone higher. German and Russian Bolshevists said to have been concerned In a plot to assassinate President Wi son and certain of the allied statesrJ Jen were arrested at Lausanne. They were on their way to Paris bearing false pass ports. . v Only one more big war loan drive is planned by the Treasury Depart ment, Secretary Glass has announced. This will be the Vlctorjr Liberty Loan to be floated probably tho last three weeks In April and for not more than $6,000,000,000. ' Two eminent French Jurists have decided that the former. Kaiser :. of Germany is not" a political refugee, and therefore his extradition can not be refused, according to a report made public by Premier Clcmenceau. Four steamships bringing 4,992 American soldiers docked at New York amid a din from the harbor craft and the cheers from throngs of people crowding the shore. Centennial Conference. The preachers of the Union City District met at the Methodist Church in Union City Monday, Jan. 20, in the interest of the Centennial mis sionary work. ' Addresses were made Monday afternoon by Mrs. Lipscomb, of Nashville, secretary of tho general board, and Rev. Mccoy, of Jackson, secretary of Centennial for the Mem phis Conference..- This conference Is for the movement to create a fund of $35,000,000 for missions. Mr." Duckworth spoke Monday even ing on the work, using screen pic tures Illustrating tho movement The meeting has been a very Interesting one. . .... t U. S. AVIATORS VISIT ' UNION CITY LAST SUNDAY Lieut. M. A. Sharp and Second Lieut. A. B. Bassi, representing the U. S. Government, came over Sunday from Rich Field, . Waco, Texas, . on their way to Evansvillo, Ind., pri marily in the work of an educational campaign and further to continue tho details of survey for transcon tinental or States mail routes. The aviators loft Memphis at 9:10, notifying Mayor Pittman, W. E. Jackson, president of the Commercial Club, and others to meet them here. They arrived at the Diotzcl farm at 9:50, just forty minutes from Mem phis. Here they lighted, and secur ing supplies for the machine, Lieut. Sharp stated tho object of the visit. First he described tho big de Havi land plane with its. Liberty motor, twelve cylinders, a' combat ship named Phcbe, weighing stripped 2,400 pounds. One very particular part of the lecturo was the fact that the machines aro now of a more prac tical character and tho risk has been reduced to a nominal status com-, pared to the danger the first, pilots were exposed to.. Only a verysmall percentage of accident3 now occur to pilots who are from tho U. S. Air Service Schools. In the first place the proper care must be taken of the machine and then a proper rate of speed developed in service. The following la a part of the lec ture: - During the entire parlod of time devoted to training aviators (up to the week ending November 9, 1918,) for each aviator killed in accident, there are recorded 4,019 hours and 231,520 miles of flight. R. M. A.'s trained In the United States Army 8,538; present attend ance at R. M. A. schools 2,835; graduates of advanced schools 3,242; total graduates given flying instruc tion 22,542; number t flyers in cluding pilots and observers trained abroad (to October 9, 1918,) 1,800; number of mechanics trained at American schools 14,409; strength of the air service November 8, 1918 158, J25. The air service was thus larger than tho United States Army at the beginning of the war. These figures do not Include the air service of the United States Naty or the United States Marines. Approximate number of army fly ing'schools in the United States, 30; schools of military aeronautics, 5; balloon schools, 8; radio schools, 3; photographic schools, 3; air depots 14. ' The United States Government has now complete control of the building of airplanes and of the training of aviators. It has under its jurisdic tion substantially all flying fields, aeronautical schools;3 plants of airplane construction in the United States. Oh November 8, 1918, the approxl mate number of airplanes owned by the United States Army was as fol lows: Service or combat planes, 3,228; training airplanes in the U. S., 5,779; Training airplanes received from European sources, 1,738. . , Miss Kate Brown. Miss Kate Brown, aged about' 21 years, died at 2:30 o'clock last Mon day afternoon of Influenza at the home of Mrs. W. R. Brown, near Polk. ' ' Miss Brown was a sister of W. R. Brown, whose death occurred only a few hours previous to hers, and had been at the home of her brother about two weeks, being called from her home at McEwen, Tenn., to nurse her brother and his family, who were all ill of influenza. Funeral services were conducted at home Tuesday morning for both re mains by Rev. Carnoll, of. Troy, after which both bodies wero Interred in Obion Cerhetery. Obion County En terprise." " ": - - '" 1 war savings. Mr. Harry Vincent, of tho U. S. Post Office, Union City, reports, the sale of War Savings Stamps as fol lows: Actual cash received, $427, 865.98. .Matur'ty valuo of stamps sold, 1499,700. This shows that only 60 stamps were needed in the sale to mako the total $500,000. This re port is for the Union City post office for the campaign of 1918.- , . v Howard. & Burney will , let yon have money for one year, three years, five yea ten years or twenty years. If you riv jd money see them WILL' DEMOCRACY SAVE THE WORLD No Permanent Peace Without r Righteousness, (From an address by Rev. Arthur J. Brown, D. D., LL, D., Secretary Board ' of Missions of the Presby terian , Church.). President Wilson said: "What we demand In this war is that the world be made fit and safe to live In." 'We say that we wish to "make the world safe for democracy." But what kind of democracy?. Will a lawless, god less democracy make tho world safe I tell you that selfish and cruel men will. fight under any kind of govern ment. ''There is no political alchemy by which you can get golden conduct out of leaden motives." Of what avail for our sons to die on the bat tlefleld if the world whoso freedom they secure is a wicked world? God declares that "the work of righteous ness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness quietness and confi dence forever." Wo shall never have permanent peace until righteousness prevails.. The war has taught us anew that while knowledge Is power, it depend upon the prlnclplo which regulates the power whether it is for good or for evil. Can science, philosophy, secular education save the world? Germany had made greater achieve ments In these directions . than any other people, yet we have seen Ger many use all her intellectual ability to devastate the world. ' It is a Christ the world needs; not merely 'as a man but as the divine and ever living Son of God, It Is the Bible we must give to men, not merely as a text book of ethics, but as the .revelation of the mind and will of God. "DESPERATE LACK OP ; CHRISTIAN WORKERS" Many Churches Closed i All Stales. in Nearly In its religious review of 1918 the Boston Transcript says: 'The end of the year shows a desperate lack of Christian workers, trained and un trained. Colleges have been upset by war plans, and men in them look ing forward to the ministry have been distracted and dispersed. The student ranks of the theological seminaries are greatly thinned, and In almost all States many churches are closed for lack of Christian work ers. During the last few months of the year churche3 have laid plans to bring beforo returning soldiers and sailors the claims of the ministry. If there is lack of employment in any lines, churches aro In position to absorb a division or two of the men whom the transports are bringing back to America. The need obtains in all bodies." f . ah onset to tais condition intone direction is found in tho fact of the growing popularity of the country's Bible' training schools In 'various large cities. For example, to quote figures Immediately available, the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, despite the largo number of Its stu dents in war eervice, reported the largest enrollment in its history for the fall term of 1918 over 1,400 in its day and evening classes, be sides more than 4,000 In its corre spondencc department. Tho doors of this institution are open now to the returning soldiers and sailors on the basis of free training in the Bible, gospel, music and practical methods of Christian work. There Is no charge for tuiton and board and room are furnished at cost -. E. D. Hambrick. E. D. Hambrick, aged 63 years, died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday night. Jan. 9, at the Baird, Dulaney Hos pital at Dyersburg, of Bright diS' ease and dropsy, ' cp.d his . remains were brought to Obion Friday and taken to his homo at Lane and were Interred in the Zlon Cemetery Sat urday afternoon after short services at the Zlon church. "Uncle Ned," as he was familiarly called, was one of the best known farmers and stockmen in this end of Obion Ctfunty and had a large num ber of friends all thru this section. He is survived by a wife and four children, Mrs. Harry Walker, of Cov ington, Joe, Jackie and Caldwell Hambrick. Obion, County,: Enter prise.' 'I- ' ' Preaching Services. I will preach atSalom Sunday at ll o'clock and hope to. see a large attendance. Do not be a slacker. ' G. W. EVANS. THie led Star Dras' Store ON "PUMPKIN ISLAND" Has arranged to add the full line Rexall and United , Drug Co. goods to its stock, and will be : Rexall Store No- 2. Also the whole stock will be increased to complete and fill wants, of a growing list of patrons. Free delivery and quick service. BOTH TELEPHONES-Cumberland No. 300 --- Obion County No. 22 FELIX W. MOORE MONEY Union City, Tenn. TO LOAN AT LOW On their lands as security. These loans will be made for either five or ten years, with interest payable semi-annually or annually, as the borrower may prefer. The principal sum borrowed may be repaid in $100 amounts or in larger sums at any interest paying date. There will be no charge for such loans except for abstracting title to lands offered as security for loan. These loans will be closed and the money in the hands of borrower promptlynd no long delays are necessary. MOORE & Office Phone 143. Residence Phone 588 UNION CITY, TENN. DAVIS & RUSSELL. Union City, Tenn.,: are our held agents and authorized to take applications for loan. BEFORE BUYING YOUR SEED FOR SPRING PLANTING We would like to show you We have the highest germinating seed that bought, which includes Timothy Red Top Clover We also handle Cotton Seed Hulls. Cotton Seed AH ouirneal showing the analysis. Get our prices before you buy. They are always in line. ; Cherry- Moss Grain Co. ' Vnion. City, Tantv. PUBLIC SALE At the Walter Holt Home, Union City and Reelfoot Lake on Thursday, Jan. 30, 1919, Beginning at 10 o'clock a m., I bidder, at public auction 8 good work mules, from 3 to 10 years old 3 mares; 20 good yearlings, from 400 to 600 lbs. 3 good milk cows, two with young calves - 20 shoats, 80 pounds and. up; 6 brood sows and pigs 18 head good stock sheep; 3 two-horse wagons, plows, harrows, .mower, rakes, new stock scales, harness of all kinds, one good Ford car, and various Dinner on grounds at 1 2 o clock. . Terms 1 0 months, with approved securer. ' J. L. HQLT, Administrator. ; J. G. Saunders, Auctioneer. . W. E. HUDGINS Union City, Tenn. RATES TO FARMERS HUDGINS HENRY & HENRY, of Hickman. Ky. are field agents and have the same au thority. be can Japan Clover Soy. Beans Burt Oats ' Meal and Cake and and cake is tagged, known as the Bud Lee Farm, on Road, two miles from Samburg, will sell to the highesl and best " - other things used about a farm.