DR. E. M. LONG
Orer Wehman's Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
144, Residence 595 J
DR. E. M. LONG
Orer Wehman's Hardware Store
. Union City, Tenn.
Office 144; Reaidence 595-J
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
; 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
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
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
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,
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
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
' 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.
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
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
Oh November 8, 1918, the approxl
mate number of airplanes owned by
the United States Army was as fol
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
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
SAVE THE WORLD
Permanent Peace Without
(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
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"
i All Stales.
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- ' '
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
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
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.
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.
YOUR SEED FOR SPRING PLANTING
We would like to show you
We have the highest germinating seed that
bought, which includes
We also handle
Cotton Seed Hulls.
showing the analysis.
Get our prices before you buy. They are always in
Cherry- Moss Grain Co.
' Vnion. City, Tantv.
At the Walter Holt Home,
Union City and Reelfoot Lake
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
HENRY & HENRY, of Hickman. Ky.
are field agents and have the same au
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.
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