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TRIAL OF J. I. GLOVER -CASE
HEARD THIS WEEK Jury Monday and Close of Evidence 1 Wednesday Evening. Tho case of the State versus J. L. Clover for shooting and wounding R. 3. Marshall on tho 30 th day of Sep tember, 1918, on the streets of Union City Just north of the Nailling-Keiser Hardware store, was called last Mon day morning. Tho Jury was com pleted Monday cvoning, and the evi dence began Tuesday, closing Wed nesday Jovening. A large number of -witnesses were examined. Tho attorneys were: For the State, XSen. T. 0. Morris r.nd W. M. Miles. For the defense, Lannom & Stanfield, Pierce & Fry, F. W. Moore and J. A. Whipple. Following is the Jury: Odle Beard, Fred Bennett, H. M. Blovins, W. N. Easterwood, Hardy Allon, W. H. Mc Mahon, W. L. McMhon, Joe Colllna, M. F. Calhoun, C. O. Primrose, Jim .."Wado, R. B. Zaricor. Officers: W. K. Dyer, D. M. Weaver. An shown bv the evldcnco a friend ly feeling between the two men had not existed for Bome timo. Glover Is a brother-in-law of Marshall, and it ECCma LIlcH. mo liuumo woo. yiov.y.- tated by something Marshall had said to Glover's con. It took place .when they met on the pavement Just north of the Nailling-Keiser Hard ware store. Marshall was within a few feet of Glover and Glover warned him not to make any further ad vances. ' The shooting then - took .I...... Hffotwhnll waa 0V1 rf In thn fl In ta heretofore describod, the bullet entering the right side, and ranging downward dangerously near the ab dominal cavity, emerging under the hip. One other shot went wild and ' striking the ground glanced up and - . . i ii m i i i .i j i a il. All L a UUI1U1U 111 bllV IU1UIUV V uv next block. Glover was arrested and arraigned before Esq. R. C. Reynolds on the charge of assault with intent to kill, and the attorneys waived ex amination. Dof rdant gave bond in the sum of $5,000. After the evidence Wednesday evening Judge Elkins agreed with the attorneys that two hour's should be allowed for argument on each side of the case, and it is thought that the ase will not be ready for the Jury until to-morrow morning. P. 0. WATTS IS APPOINTED MEMBER OF MARINE BOARD President of the Third National Bank One of 15. F. O. Watts, president of the Third National Bank, is one Of 15 promi nent bankers thruout the United States appointed by the American Bankers' Association, who will serve as a committee on commcrco and ma rine, to further the interests of the merchant marino of America. .The appointment of tho committee carries out the action taken at a recent con vention held in Chicago. The association had pledged itself "to support by every mer.ns in its power the development of export trade, encourago manufacturers to enter upon fields cf distribution, and to provido as rapidly an possible ade quate facilities for financing export Buflicient to meet' every reasonable demand that may ariso." The merchant marine placed in America's grasp, bankers point out,, as a result of tho demands of war, rivals in tonnage the merchant fleet ot-Great Britain at the beginning of the war, while at the oame time our Industries in many lines have in creased their productive capacity far beyond all peace demands of the country. "Profitable use of this newly ac quired instrumentality of transporta tion, and of these new channels of production depends entirely," in the opinion of the br.nkcrs, "upon na tional recognition of tho need for acquiring foreign markets ' for our products and of intelligently adapt ing American industries to meet the demands of such ' markets." St. Louis Republic. . Christian Sunday School. We want our boys to come back ,to a better America then they left And to a better community A community more closely knit by ties of common sympathy ' A community more thoroly Imbued with high Christian ideals A community with a stronger con structive program of .righteousness; with' stronger institutions to put this program into effect and that means ', .. . A (wmmiiriltv of mnrnl nower ra dlating from Christian homes and from live churches - and Sunday schools.- Mr. Picrco Pardue, who ha3 been overseas, will talk to our men's class Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Come hear him and Join this class THE AEROPLANE MAIL H. H. Windsor in the February Popu nlar Mechanics Magazine. A lot of progress has admittedly been made in the world in other than postoffice affairs, since the day when the old stage and its six-in-hand lumbered up to the tavern with its passengers and important event the mail. The mail is the one big lottery approved alike by church and state, and in a way mildly sat isfies that spirit of gambling which seems inert in even the most correct, for one never knows what may come next a bequect or a bill. The history of letter carrying has always been an interesting picture. It starts with tho solitary messenger, on foot, braving the dangers of wild animals and wild men; Then the mounted courior, first a plodding horseman on an indifferent beast, and later a regular Paul Revere with frequent relays of fresh, fleot horses. Next the stage with Its impressive (unction, whose arrive! was really an event. From ctage wo diverge to steamboat and railroad train, and some look forward to a near future in which even these two shall con verge in those swift vehicles of the air which are hopod to leave behind all previous carrying agencies as a mere speck of the horizon. Ever since the British airman carried a piano as ballast from somewhere in England to another somewhere in France,, cnything short of moving a house via the air route seems pos sible. The servico is so new and inex perienced, however, wo should not be too impatient of immediate results, for obviously a general's important orders which must reach a distant point regardless of danger to life or loss of machine, if only minutes can be saved, is quite a different proposi tion from the great bulk of business and personal correspondence which can already be transmitted between points a thousand miles apart in as many minutes by telephone or tele graph as an aeroplane would require hours to accomplish. Mere business documents will never warrant the peril to life and limb which is an accepted risk in warfare. The few attempts with long-dis tance mail planes which have been made during the past 30 days sug gest the need of considerable per fecting of air craft before a regular, dependable air servico is possible. The attempted flight from the Pa cific coast to Washington with only two scheduled stops got no farther than Arizona, while the attempt to start daily planes simultaneously from New York and Chicago was a complete fizzle: In each case the mail eventually was brought by rail road the second half of its Journey, and consumed from twice . to three timed the time it would have made on a fast mail train. To accomplish even this, Carl Smith, a balloonist and aviator of eleven years' experi ence, was killed, and his machine wrecked. Other aviators were in jured, and machines damaged. Until a dependable night service is possible, there would seem little present advantage to business Inter ests in an air mail service which re quires nine daylight hours, for at present air mail between New York and Chicago must be posted either long before, or received after, busi ness hours. Botn the 18-hour trains, in service for years up to the war, and the present 20-hour trains, are far .more serviceable, for a letter leaving New York at noon reaches Chicago at 9:15 a. m. the next day. Allowing one hour in which to de liver and two hours for reply, the answer leaves Chicago at 12:20 p. m. and reaches New York at 9:45 the following morning: a total of less than 46 hours, against 72 hours business time required by air serv ice unless letters are to be written and' posted before six o'clock in the morning. With the return of peace and the opportunity to develop the plane un der conditions of deliberate experi ment, the same spirit of inventive genius which evolved a heavier-than-air machine, can be counted on to perfect it. There will naturally be some days in every year in which no plane can navigate, Just as there are now some days in which trains are stalled by snow or water, but a few unusual storms do not constitute the average weather, altho there prob ably would be more such days for planes than railroads. The perfection of planes in the next few years will be one of the most interesting features of a life time. In the meantime we must not demand nor expect too much. Verdict of Not Guilty. (The case of the State of Tennessee vs J. L. Glover was disposed of yesterday afternoon, the jury reporting at 8 o'clocK, the verdict being not guilty. Glover was charged with shooting B. B. Marshall in Union City last September. SWEET CHOCOLATE CARRIED UNDER-FIRE Chocolate Furnished by Y. M. C A. Arrive ;ust When It la Needed With the American Armies in France, Jan. ... Praising the men of Company D, 109th Machine Gun Bat talion, 28th Division, Howard R. Kris ter, a T. M. C A. man of Dunnellon. Fl . tells how. when without food. the lant the aweet chocolate which he secured for them to aa isolated pla toon, which was under severe are, acreaa the Yesle river at FUmee. ' it was during the heavy ugatta eastward from cnateau Tnierry, met ta mn ef the 100th Machine 0a Bat talion set ahead of taetr supplies, as4 the sweet ehoeetete which the T. M. !c A BMBSsed U set Is them, was (specially welcome. The Daneooa reacasa toe Teste bt ' ab tta adrian There the Oensaa iune held. Mas were threwa a arose the fiver sy akma ssMs to keep ta jcoatact with the eoeny. There was t4fla flffctia ail aloes the Use. A platoon el Coaasany D was harried war to seta ta aoldlns the narrew atrip that had seen taken at great eeet by the Americas soldiers. U was ar rounded on three sides br the Bocae. who tried every means in his power o dislodge them, gas, shells, maeuae on ji tire and seiners. It was a difficult matter to get food over to them for ' . . . . a - Ken wiin supplies naa 10 cross ui rer which was exposed and under heavy fire, j FIGHTING PARSON J : GETSWAR CROSS John Clifford Wearing Y. M. C. A. Ustrsrm, Prevee Himself Real Here New York, Jan. '...There have many war heroes, but there is certainly do more conspicuously heroic figure (than John H. Clifford, Baptist minis ter in time of peace, but real fighter ln time of war, who has been awarded (the Croix de Guerre for extraordinary (heroism in action. John Clifford, as a Y. M. C. A. worker, braved the red wrath of war. iHe has been in the firing tone aa much as the hardiest Infantryman and was decorated for a most unusual ex ploit. He was one of three men who braved Incessant enemy shell fire while rescuing Col. Albertus W. Catlin, (commanding officer of the Sixth regi ment of Marines. The trio carried the colonel to safety on a stretcher. ! Mr. Clifford went over the top many times a&d came near being killed on several occasions. He is fifty -one years old and was born at Oxford, Eng land, and has preached the gospel in many parts of the world. When given a chance to serve with the Y. M. C. A. in France, be knew that it was a WS B " J Vi as si,. Y. M. C. A. SECRETARY HONORED FOR BRAVERY Brooklyn Man Is Awarded Croix dt Guerre by Commander of k Polish Foroee Paris, Deo. 11. "For heroic and un tiring work for the soldiers while un der fire," Stanley Modra, of 2123 Ca ton avenue, Brooklyn, a Y. M. C. A. secretary, has Just received the Croix de Guerre from General Haller, commander-in-chief of the Polish army, and has been mentioned in the offi cial citations. He is the third Y. M. C. A. man thus honored for conspicu ous bravery. Modra ' has been with the Polish forces continuously sinoe his arrival in France five months ago, and has given many notable exhibitions of gal lantry and fidelity to duty. During the last days of the hostilities he served with the First division in the Vosges, in charge of a hut in a narrow valley between the first and second line trenches. From this hut he made trip after trip, carrying supplies to the men at the most advanced posts, and was under fire repeatedly. When the fighting was at its heavi est Modra and the men associated with him in Y work continued their minis trations to the soldiers, serving cocoa, cakes, when the men were in position to receive them, and cigarettes. This service contributed much to the high morale of the troops and won not only the praise of the officers but the las 6 lng gratitude of the men. DR. R. 0. FLYNll AS "Y" WORKER Well Known Minister Leaves Pulpit te Take Up Work Overseas Atlanta, Ga., Jan. ...Dr. Richard Orme Fllna, pastor of the North Ave nue Presbyterian church, is going to France for the Y. M. C. A. Dr. Flinn, who is one of. the best known ministers in the Southeast, and who has a host of friends throughout this section of the country, will be en gaged in special educational work, and will likely be overseas for some time. Small Profits Big Volume ' High Quality -YOU TAKE NO RISK. WE GUARANTEE Gold Dust Flour White Silk Flour Omega Flour Delta Flour Cadics Ca-Mi-Co Self-Rising Flour White Ring Flour Gold Medal Flour Our Prices Always Cheaper - Our Flour Always Better Ohio River Salt costs no more than other salt and it is always better, Rio Coffee, : Santos iCof fee Arbuckle Coffee Guatemala Coffee and Maxwell House Blend Everybody trades at The Soldiers Overseas To Serve For Y. M. C. A.; Fewer Men Go From U. S. Qenersl Pershing Tells Y. M. C. A. to "Take Their Pick" From Mea of A. E. F., Which Cuts Down Recruiting Program in This Country Atlanta, Ga., Jan.... The offer of Beneral Pershing to release officers nd men of the A. E. F. from mili tary duty in order that their services might be utilised by the y. M. C. A. resulted In the recruiting of a large number of soldiers for "Y" work, and naturally resulted in a decrease in the number of men being sent from this country overseas. Up until the time General Pershing's Dffer was made, the Y. M. C. A. had lone extensive recruiting for the pur pose of sending a large number of workers overseas. But when it was learned that workers could be secured in France men well fitted for the rork because of their familiarity with sonditions the services of many men In the United States were not needed. While many candidates for service overseas were iisappointed over the utcome, the Y. M. C A. could not lave acted otherwise." General P ' lung toW the "Y" to take anyBu PERSHING SENDS MOTT NEW YEAR GREETINGS Paris, Dec. 26. Many times during the past year General Pershing has (taken occasion to commend the work jof the Y. M. C. A. for the soldiers 'of the A B. F. and to express his keenest appreciation for the many ;good deeds done by the "Y" in this 'country. . ' On Christmas Day the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces ;sent the following cablegram to Dr. jjohn R. Mott, head of the National jWar Work Council: ; "With a deep feeling of gratitude for '.the enormous contribution which the Army Young Men's Christian Associa tion has made to the moral and physi cal welfare of the American Army, all ranks join me in sending you Christ mas greetings and cordial best wishes I for the New. Year." -'"" nur own Tropics.- Only at one place in the United. States is there real tropical vegeta tion, says Popular Science Monthly, Florida and California have what ii called "sub-tropicar vegetation. la the midst of a desert in the extrem southern part of California is a true oasis. The oasis, Paint Springs, lle 250 feet below the sea level. ' So hot is it there that there Is a riot of vege tation all the year round. Enormoui fig trees and mammoth grapefruit and oranges are always to be had. Thi lemons that grow there weigh two and a half pounds apiece. The responsi bility for all this may be laid to a beau tiful little stream which is fed by thi Colorado river and which flowi through, the oasis only to disappear Into tiie ground at its end. ash Grocery Cash GroceryCompany dlers it wanted and as many as it wanted, and by so doing the Associa tion has saved a great deaj of money that would have been spent in trans porting the .workers to France. The soldiers in France know the work of the Y. M. C. A. almost as well as their own, and those who have been so far selected are making excellent workers. . The Y. M. C. A., however, will not discontinue the sending of men to France. Now and then men who are especially qualified for the work over seas will be used, only they will be fewer in number Dr. W. W. Alexander, director of personnel for the Southeastern depart ment, points out that the generous of fer of General Pershing is pnly an other indication of the high esteem which is held for the Y. M. C. A by the United States government and by the leader of the American Expe- j dittonary Forces. ' ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPLIES SENT BY Y. M C A. Coat ef Sweet and Smokes for One Month Reaches Staggering Fig ure Armistice Dldnt End 8moklng on Any Front New York, Jan. . .. Almost M.OWV 000 worth of smokes, sweets, sporting goads, chewing gum and other com modities was shipped to France during the month of November by the Army and Navy Y. M.'C. A, for the use of the American Expeditionary Forces. A statement to this effect has just been issued by the National War Council and tends to demonstrate that the demand for suppliee of this char acter has not been reduced by the fact that hostilities have ceased. In exact figures the value of the supplies shipped to France was f3, 895,008 and each month's uota will ap proximate this total until the forces overseas have been materially reduced by demobilization. The demand for tobacco, cigars and cigarettes has not diminished since the armlBtice was signed, aa witness the fact that $1,351,000 of the total amount went for the purchase of the weed in some form. In the ship ments were 464,911 pounds of tobacco, 198,065,820 cigarettes and 99,700 ci gars. As for confectionery, there were 218,800 pounds of hard candy, 175,918 pounds of chocolates and 829,280 pack ages of cough drops, not to mention 537,600 tins of jams and 6,541,300 pounds of suga Company Pure Wheat Bran Horner's Hog Feed Tennessee Dairy Feed Clover Leaf Horse Feed We under-bid the markets on Meat and Lard, Sugar and Coffee and nearly ev ening in the GROCERY LINE. Why don't 'you? Tfwj-p-.,-ga.. To Mrs. Ethel Farrow. e? Dr. W. A. Nailling, 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-reoidont 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 tho said above named defendants appear before the Clerk and Maoter of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the First Monday of March, 1919," that being a regular rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to tho said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by her and the said causo set for hear ing ex-parto as to her. It is fur ther ordered that publication of this 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. Administrator's Notice. Having qualified a3 r.dministrator of the estate of W. N. Holt, deceased,, this is to notify all persons holding claims against Bald estate to file them with the undersigned or with G. R. Kenney, Union City, Tenn., properly authenticated as the law directs. All parties owing said estate are hereby notified to make settlement at once. This the 18th day of January, 1919-44-4t J. L. HOLT, Administrator. To Etta Adams. R. H. Adams vs. Etta Adams. Chancery Court, Obion County,. Tennessee. 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, Etta Adams, is a non-resident of the State of Ten nessee and a resident of the State of Missouri, so that oidlnary process of law cannot be served upon her. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendant appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion - County,. Tennessee, on or before tho First. Monday of March, 1919, that being a regular rule day of said Chancery Court, and mako defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as-, confessed by her, and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to her It is further ordered that publication, of this notice bo made for four con secutive week in Tho Commercial, a weekly newspaper published In Obion. County, Tenn. 44-4t This Jan. 21, 1919. . - , GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. Joe A. Gordon, Sol. for Compl't. If you want stock in tie Reynolds Packing Co. see or phone about it to-day.