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Over Wehman's Hardware Store
- Union City, Term.
Office 144, Residence 595-J
Over Wehman's Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144; Residence 595-J
TTnlon CUt Commercial. established 1890 (
VOL. 27, NO. 47
T.n.... ConHsr.MUibli.hed 1897 1 "
J. J. C.
The last lingering argument
against child labor laws and their
strict enforcement is being answered
in a very practical way thru the es
, tablishment of mothers' pensions,
says the National Child Labor Com
mittee in a statement showing the
growing popularity of this form of
relief. ' In 1913 the first mothers'
pension law to go into Statewide ef
fect went into operation in Illinois.
To-day thirty-three States of the un
ion have mothers' pensions laws.
The primary object of these laws,
says the committee, is to maintain
the home for the sake of society and
of the children. Thru the death of
the husband and father, or his in
capacitation by illness, or his deser
tion, the self-support of the family
falls upon the mother and children.
If the children are put in an insti
tution, or if the mother goes out to
work and leave the children at home
uncared for, or if she stays at home
with the children end starves with
them, the home life is weakened and
wrecked. School authorities say that
when children stay away from school
and the truant officer looks them up,
it is almost always found that they
latk home care, and-.usually it is be
cause the mother must go out to
It is sometimes asserted that a
hardship is imposed by child labor
laws on families in which the wages
of the children are needed for the
family support. Many such laws
provide exemptions on the ground of
poverty. But if the children Join
the ranks of child labor they are sub
jected, to all its physical and moral
dangers and arc deprived of the edu
cation which in a democracy is sup
posed to be the right of every boy
and girl. Mothers' pensions are a
practical way of meeting the situa
tion, as they prevent the home from
being broken up for reasons, of pov
erty, except where tho mother is in
efficient or unworthy, and they en
able the children to go to school.
They also make life easier for of
ficials entrusted with the enforce
ment of child labor and compulsory
education laws, as those officials
sometimes do not have tho heart to
refuse working papers to children
'whose families they know to bo In
difficult circumstances.
Mothers' pensions tako the form of
straight grants to deserving depend
ent mothers, but their becis is not
charity. Their Justification is like
that of social insurance, as they rep
resent a conception of the State as
hairirur n. Hnt.v toward its citizens.
The word "pension" is not always
used in the statutes, tho word "com
pensation" being substituted because
It better describes tho real purpose
and spirit of thi3 kind of legislation.
In New Jersey the act is calle "An
act to promote home life for depend
ent children."
Bondurant at Best,
89 Years Old.
John J. Crittenden Bondurant was
born at Dresden, Tenn., Juno 1, 1830.
His father, Albert G. Bondurant, died
when ha was six years old, leaving
hi3 mother, Jackoy M. Bondurant,
with the care of the family. His
mother afterwards re-married and
John J. C. left home to make his own
way and began teaching school when
seventeen years of age.
When the Civil War began he be
came a Confederate soldier under the
command of Gen. Forrest and was
severely wounded in the battle of
Harrisburg, Miss. At tho close of
the war, in 1866, he came to Hick
man, Ky., and was one of the few
early settlers when the town was
still called Mill's Point. He was em
ployed by S. L. Drewery in tho mer
cantile and commission business for
a number of years before going into
business for himself.
On November 28, 1871, ho was
married to Mi3S Jane Savago Han
cock, who shared his Joys and sor
rows until Sept. 30, 1878, when she
passed "Over tho River" leaving her
husband to trudgo on alone with
little one only nino months old, Mary
B. Ligon, until another good woman,
Miss Katherino Virginia Tarns, con
sented to journey with him, and they
were Joined in marriage on Nov. do,
1881. After nino years she, too,
grew weary and lay down to rest on
Jan. 6, leaving Jrmes Lee but two
weeks old to his fathcr'3 care. With
ten children and a multitudo of busi
ness cares that seemed almost too
heavy for one man, he, like a good
soldier, marched bravely but sadly
on after his companion and comrade
had fallen. For twenty-nino years
longer he marched on with almost
unbelievable strength and firmness of
stop, but at last nis strengm ianca
and he too, said, "I'm so tired I want
rsi." and as the evening and tho
n.'liL came down he fell asleep. On
Sunday evening at 4:15 o'clock, sur
rounded with beautiful banks of
flowers, and a multitudo of friends,
sweet songs wero sung, tho scriptures
wore read and prayers were offered,
anr his body was laid to rest beside
thoso whom ho had "Loved long
since, and lost awhile."
1 The deceased leaves six sons
Chester, Crit, Jas., Lee, Ben and Bert,
all of Hickman and four daughters
Mrs. Mary Ligon, Hickman, Mrs.
Lucile Cunningham, Union City;
Misses Victoria and Nello Bondurant,
J. J. C. Bondurant wr.s one of the
familiar figures of Hickman. His
business career was one of the mo3t
extensive in this part of tho State.
A3 a charter member of the Farmers
& Merchants Bank he also served as
its president for many years, until
his resignation a little more than a
year ago, and continued on tho board
of directors until his death. The
keeness of his mind and activity in
business circles was remarkable un
til the verv last.
The devotion of his children and
erandchildren was most beautirui
Soon after coming to Hickman he
became a member of tho Christian
Church and loved it to the last.
On January 31, 1919, at 11:25,
Fulton County lost its oldest and one
of its most useful citizens. HicKman
Just one dollar for good roads out
of every hundred of the co3t of the
war. Don't you think we ought to
have them? Let tho Government,
State and county get busy building
good roads at once.
Saturday &st day.
Don't miss it
Red Star Drug Store
"Pumpkin Island"
Funeral of W. D. Walker.
The remains cf W. D. Walker
reached hero last Friday evening
from New York City. They were
shipped from San Diego, Cuba. Mr
Walker died there Jan. 16 of pneu
monia. He was in .the Quartermas
ter's Department cf the U. S. Army
The body was taken to the under
taker's and on Saturday removed to
the residence of the parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. M. Walker. On Sunday
afternoon at the Cumberland Presby
terian Church services wero conduct
ed in the presence of a large congre
gation of sorrowing friends, Rev. W.
B. Cunningham delivering an eulogy
to the Christian character and splen
did manhood of the deceased.
W. D. Walker was born and reared
in Union City. He wa3 educated in
the City Schools. Early in life he
exhibited the true spirit of wisdom
and discretion, laying asido the al
lurements that load to moral decay
and business failure. Ho began in
earnest to achieve in business pur
suits, always observing tho standards
of honesty and integrity, and was
rapidly ascending the ladder of sue
cess when he was called to the de
fense of his country in arms. HeVas
for a few years employed with W. G.
Clagett Co., afterwards entering the
field of salesmanship for tho Union
City Manufacturing Co. Here he
developed elements of strength in re
sourcefulness as well as of ability to
meet the trade," and was enlarging
the field of endeavors both for him
self and for his employers. His suc
cess was even pronounced, and for
thi3 he was rewarded with commis
sions after he had vacated to go to
war. W. D. Walker was a young
man of fine character and personality
and he was universally esteemed. He
was a member of tho Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, and in his
church relations was active and use
ful In the work of God. The tribute
paid to his memory by tho general
outpouring of the people of Union
City and of eulogy to the deceased
was indeed a comfort and consola
tion to the surviving family and rela
The remains were taken to East
View with an escort of returned sol
diers, two squads in uniform march
ing to the , cemetery. There taps
were sounded and the body lowered
to its last resting place, to await the
reward of the Just, "Well done, thou
good and faithful servant."
red some fifteen years ago, and Mrs.
Walton until a few years ago con
tinued to resido ct Troy. Then she
went home with her brother, Dr.
Henry Head, to Santa Ana. For some
years her health had been failing,
and the end came in the home of Dr.
Mrs. Walton was a member of the
Associate Reformed Prcsbyterialf
Church. She was a woman of excep
tionally attractive social gift3 and
graces, but more particularly esteem
cd by those who were her nearest
neighbors, who counted her friend
ship of the highest value.
To many of tho older residents her
death brings personal sorrow, and
the kindest expressions of sympathy
are extended to the family of brother
at Santa Ana.
Union City, Tenn.
Union City, Tenn.
Fatherless Children.
The American soldiers in France
have adopted 3,444 French orphans
in addition to buying Liberty Bonds,
Thrift Stamps and War Insurance.
These soldiers are also educating
French orphans.
William L. Wade, the fifteen-year-
old son of Mr. Lee Wade, of Number
Seven, ' has adopted little Jeannie
Turpin, a girl of eleven years. Wil
liam paid the $36.50 at the time of
Mrs. : A. L. Brevard, chairman of
the Fatherless Children of France
Society of this county, has the pic
ture of twin girls about four years
old. We are so anxious for some one
to adopt these dear little French orphans.
Chairman of Press Work.
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 secuiity for loan. These loans will be closed and the money
in the hands of borrower promptly, and no long delays are necessary.
Office Phone 143, Residence Phone 588 UNION CITY. TENN.
DAVIS & RUSSELL, Union City, Tenn.,
are our field agents and authorized to
take applications for loans.
HENRY & HENRY, of Hickman, Ky.
are field agents and have the same authority.
Card of Thanks.
We are deeply sensible of the
tribute of love and respect to the
memory of our beloved son and
brother paid by the people of Union
City and at the same time profound
ly grateful to God that he had such
friends.' We tender our heartfelt
thanks to each and everyone ana" may
God bless and bo with you. W. M.
Walkerand Family, , .
We would like to show you
We have the highest germinating seed that can
bought, which includes"
Red Top
Japan Clover
Soy Beans
Burt Oats
Cotton Seed Meal and
All our meal and cake
Cake and
is tagged,
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 Tenn.
Clean Job Printing a Specialty Here
Mrs. Lucy Walton.
A large number of friends of Mr3.
Lucy Head Walton gathered Satur
day at Smith & Tuthill's chapel to
pay the last tribute of love and re
spect to a good woman. The" gray
casket was covered and surrounded
with floral pieces, tokens of love from
many friends. ,
Mrs. Chas. Johnson beautifully
sang "Face to Face," and after se
lections of scriptural passages read
by Rev. Lloyd Darsie, of the First
Christian Church, sang "The Home
land" very feelingly.
Rev. Darsie spoke most comforting
words and read scriptural quotations
of rest and peace from suffering such
as hers, making a beautiful talk to
the living.
The pall bearers were her nephews,
H. C. Head, A. Mott and Clare Head,
and James Pumphrey.
A large concourse of friends fol
lowed the remains to their last rest
ing place in Falrhaven Cemetery be
side her life-long friends and her
Mrs. Walton was born in 1843 In
Troy, Tenn. Her husband, E. S. Wal
ton, served for four years in the Con
federate army during tho Civil War.
The above is a clipping from the
Santa Ana (Cal.) Register.
Mrs. Walton was tho daughter cf
the Dr. Horace Head, pioneer citizen
of Obion County and resident of the
vicinity of Pleasant Hill. When a
girl she was married to E. S. Walton,
who was for many years a leading
merchant of Troy. Ho was by trade
a tailor and then brancl&d into the
mercantile business. Mr. Walton
was also a member of the Obion Ava
lanche In the Confederacy. Return
ing from the war he and Miss Lucy
Head were united in marriage, and
Mr. Walton succeeded in business
and he and Mrs. Walton were esteem
ed by a host of good, kind friends.
They had no children, but an adopted
daughter, whom ' they loved : with
every natural affection of filial 'de
votion. Mr. Walton's death occur-
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As well as other brands of
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more economical.
We sell both white and yellow corn in any quantity, No.
2 White (sulphurized) Northern Oats, Chops and Corn
Hearts. Call on our retail department on Main street,
And ask for prices on anything in feeds, grain of all kinds,
hay, and field seeds of every description. Ask for prices of
salt in one hundred and two hundred pound sacks, and on
the imported wheat bran, and rice bran that we have just
received in car load lots. V '
We want your business. Our prices are right and we
will appreciate an opportunity; to prove it. "

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