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DR. E. M. LONG
Orer Wehman'a Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144, Residence 595-J
DR. E. M. LONG
Orer Wehman's Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144; Residence 595-J
Union City Commercial, established 890 ) cnraUAtrl Kntfmhr 1 9?
West Tennessee CourierstablUhed 1897 I Consolidatrtf September 1.1877
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1919.
VOL. 27, NO. 52
"THE LADDIES WHO
FOUGHT AND WON."
When the fighting is over, and the
War is won;
. When the bells are ringing, and the
boys are singing songs of victory;
When we all gather 'round the old
' fire'-slde '. '
Ad the old mother kls3e3 her con;
all the lassies will be loving al the
The laddies who fought and won. '
The' glorious adventure of war .has
ended in a victory and heroes, our
heroes, ere returning from overseas.
Like rusaders of the Middle Ages,
who fought the Turks at Jerusalem,
our boys have fought and conquered
the Huns, in Northern France, and
now in mighty ship-loads across the
Atlantic are yearning to once more
seo their homes from which they so
nobly went forth, for God and
humanity, more than a year ago.
Among those that will soon be wel
comed back to our hearts and homes
are members of the now famous
Thirtieth Dfvlsion, parts of which
are especially important, the 114th
.and 115th Artillery, the 117th Infan
try, and others. Units made up of
descendants of men who turned the
tide of the Revolutionary War at the
battle of King's Mountain. Men
whose ancestors under Andrew jack
son fought the battle of New Orleans
in 1812. Men whoso ancestors were
at the battle of Alamo with David
Crokett. Truo to precepts of their
forefathers, it was this division, the
"Old Hickory' division, that helped
to smash the invincible" Hindcnburg
line In northern Franco and Belgium.
Reports now reach us of the undaunt
ed courage, the mervelous bravery,
and tho remarkable devotion to
soldierly duty that these fellows dis
played; not only in their actual cap
ture of the allotcd territory but in
their long period of training and.
waiting for the engagement, both at t lories of the battlefield and fights.
shall send up such a shout of wel
come as never before greeted a com
pany of battle scarred warriors
We mention tho chorus of one of
tho many war songs in tho beginning,
for in it, we imagine reflects some of
tho thoughts that will soon bo ours
and those that are returning. This
might have been a "doughboy's" song
marching song, or ono he liked to
sing when alone, and thcro may have
been times when he wondered if it
should ever be his in its fulfilment
But, thank God, it can now become
a song of real triumphant victory
Back in France msnyof the division
lie sleeping, sleeping beside the
heroes 6f other nations, and jto us
denied tho pleasure of welcoming
them home, but somehow wo imagine
their victorious spiritual ' presence
near us, ner.rcr and dearer than those
who return in the flesh. Their spirits
too, can hear and oing with us of
tho "Laddies who fought and won.'
Some are returning with' wounds and
scars but smiling before whom we
should silently uncover with grati
tudc, honor and reverence.
Wo picture the tublic demonstra
tion of welcome to tho returning con
quorors, admid the jubilant crowd of
relatives and frtonds, but perhaps in
tho background, in" tto strong and
deep outline, wo can ceo around" the
old fireside, "when tho dd mother
kisses her son," and tho wives and
swecthcrrts greet their lrng abseut
lovers. Onco more tho broken home
circle will become complete. The
chair and plate will find their old
accustomed position by the table,
The mother la soon to hear the old
familiar whistle, hummed tune, and
footstep of her precious boy. Some
where, close by, a new light shines
in the eye3 of r.omo lnssio. New hopes
and new drcrms spring up in her
heart. But back to tho home of the
con a father's hair has already
ceased to whiten and his hand once
moro becomes steady, a proud look
cprcads over hid face replacing the
anxious, sometimes depressed lone
Sisters and brothers, alike look for
ward to the groat home-coming of
their. brother, ,an4 long to hear his
home and abroad. Thoir long, trying
march from home even to the train
ing camps, . Gordon, Sevier and
others; their anxious crossing of the
then perilous Atlantic; their period
of training at "somewhere" in
France; their first trip over the top;
their (Splendid advanco and capture
of the objectives sought and the com
ing .days of the armistice; their
patient waiting for homcgoing trans
ports; their final departure for
"Home, Sweet Home," havo all alike
been eagerly watched by tho anxious
folks back home. And now, with
only a few more days to wait, we
And so they come members of the
Thirtieth members of the "Old
Hickory" members of the "wild
cat" division. Their fight is finished
and we hear the commendation of
well done, thou good and faithful ser
vant, which only comes to hose who
realize a duty well performed. The
ci.mmand of "Forward march for
home" has at last reached their anxi
ous ears. Soon they shall again trervd
American soil, and scatter to their
several homes, bringing with them
new visions and refreshened ideal3.
And as they havo been first in wcr,
so let us believe ttffcy will be first
in peace and first in tho hearts of
thoir fellow citizens. Liko Cincin
nati, of ancient Rome, they rose to
meet tho danger, acquitted them
selves like men like -Americans
and now they shall return to peace
ful pursuits. , '
So hail to the chiefs who in triumph
advance'.: And let the mountains and
hills break forth into singing and let
all the trees of tho fields clap their
hands for thanksgiving and joy. For
instead of the thorn has come up the
fir tree and instead of the briar has
come the myrtle. Mars is dethroned,
let us hope perished, and the boys arc
returning. All nature seems ready
to burst forth with life and song of
welcome, as if she had been waiting
for their return. How fitting that
they should bekcomfng at thl3 seasart
Civilians,' you who stayed at home
and held up the hands of those who
fought; soldiers, you who remained in
camps, to whom the privilege of go
ing overseas was not given; all who
are interested in their return: come
to attention, and remain so, while
they pass in review before you. Honor
lovo and respect those who fought
for you; help, aid and assist, when
ever posible, not charitably but as a
mark of affection and appreciation
those who so unselfishly gave all that
liberty might not perioh from the
face of the earth, our heroes, tho lad
dies who fought and won.
SUB SENT TO BOTTOM AS
IT TRIES TO LEAVE HARBOR
U-48 Makes Dash for Freedom, But is
Famous The World Over.
To extol the virtues of Royal Bak
ing Powder is like gilding refined
gold. This famous product had its
first introduction' on the. market
about fifty years ago and is now
household word all over the world
It goes into million of- homes and i3
known and used in every country
under the sun. The Kaffirs in South
Africa and explorers at tho North
Pole find it equally good and time
resisting. It has come to be regarded
as an indispensable adjunct to the
most up-to-date kitchen, and al
though many other baking powders
have come upon tho market, Royal
holds its place as ..the highest prad
baking powder that it is possible to
The distinguishing feature of
Royal Baking Powder is the fact that
it is made from Cream of Tartar,
which is derived from grapes, a do
licious wholesome fruit.. Constant
vigilance and determination of the
manufactures to turn out the best
article of its kind that capital, brains
and scientific skill can produce has
won the endorsement of the most
eminent chemists, physic "na and
dietitians the world over t id made
Royal Baking Powder relied upon by
countless numbers of women to make
pure ancL wholesome food.
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
Paris, March 15. The German
submarine U-48, whife attempting to
escape from Ferrcl, Spain, loot night.
was chased by a destroyer and sunk,
according to a Haves dispatch from
Tho U-48 took refuge at Ferrol in
March, 1918, and was interned. The
attempted flight of the U-boat was ob
served, and the torpedo, boat destroy
er Antalo pursued her. The German
boat was sunk outside the Ferrol
roads. The crew was saved.
When tho German U-48 sought
refuge at Ferrol, her propellers were
unshipped by the authorities and her
guns and munition were taken out,
according to dispatches from that
port. The captain in tho submarine
declared hid craft had been damaged
severely In a fight with.hrce ships.
Tho U-boat carried a crew of thirty
men, and for a time a Spanish war-ehip-
stood guard over hei
In 1917, the U-boat was reported
TO ARRIVE ON MARCH 23
Gov. Roberts and Staff to Meet Boys
at New Port News.
Washington, March '15. Repre
sentatives fiyrns, of Tennessee, wa3
advised today by tho War Depart
ment, that the 115th field artillery,
Including 48 officers and 1,461 men.
and the 105th ammunition train, in
cluding 22 officers and 714 men, were
due to arrive rt Newport News on
March 23. 'Both units are guards
men.' They sailed from St. Nazaire
on March 13 on the Konigen der
Gov Roborts and other Tennessee
state officials; "with "members of the
Tennessee delegation in Congress;
plan to go to Newport News March
22 when 1,300 men, composing the
114th field artillery and two machine
gun companies, are. duo to arrive
from overseas on tho Finland. The
troops after their arrival at Newport
News will go to Nashville for a,
parade and afterwards to Fort Ogle
thorpe for demobilization.
REPORT OF THE NEAR EAST
J; ' WI i) Q 1
The following is a report of the re
suits of the January w.mps,ign for
futfds for relief in the Near East.
District. Cash. Deferred Total.
The big Fortl factory is being turned, as rapidly as possible, from 100
per cent Government work to 1 00 per cent production of Ford cars. It
takes time to readjust everything and get the. factory back to normal pro
duction of 3,000 cars per day. In the meantime the output of Ford
cars is limited, and there is a great army of Ford dealers throughout the
United States to be supplied. The Company can show no favors. We are
going to get a limited quantity. Therefore the necessity of placing you
'order quickly,' without any delay, if you want to be sure of getting anything
like reasonably early delivery. Don't wait for tomorrow, give us your order
' today. The serv V quality of Ford cars, both for business and pleasure, , is
universally recogn. pd. The name "Ford" expresses the highest standard
of reliability and economy. Place y60r order early. '
R. H. RUS
AUTHORIZED FORD "DEALER
' UNION CITY, TENN.
Total$ 4025.'40-$ 242.37-J4267.77
We desire to express our apprecia
tion to every one who nan co-operated
with us in this campaign, making it
possible for tho fcounty to raise more
than her quota of $4000. Those who
made subscription and havo not yot
paid them will do us f. favcr to send
same, at your earliest convenience.
W. B. Cunningham, Chairman,
Lea Garth, Treasurer.
Mr. Cyrus Brevard and Miss Jodie
May Winston were united in mar
riage at the homo of the,bride, near
nuiton, Ky., on the evening of March
the Twelfth at 8:30. ,
The relatives and near friends 'of
the bride arid groom were present.
Delicious refreshments were enjoyed
after the eeremony. Those who at
tended the wedding from Union City
were: , Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Talley, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas R. Reynolds. Mr.
and J. C. McRee, Mr. and Mrs; Percy
Browder, Mr. and Mrs: Brevard and
Miss Sallie Kate Brevard. ; . ,
Mr. and Mrs. Brcvar will be at
home to their "many friends on their
It can't leak
made in Qne
why we guar'
tion or your
Complete line of
rj from 40c to $4.75 P
OLIVERS DRUGSTORE g
FELIX W. MOORE .
Union City, Tenti.
W. E. HUDGJNS
Union City, Tenn.
TO LOAN AT LOW RATES TO FARMERS
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.
MOORE & HUDGINS
Office Phone 143, Residence Phone 588
UNION CITY. TENN.
DAVIS & RUSSELL, Union City. Tenn., HENRY" & HENRY, of Hickman. Ky.
are our field agents and authorized to . are field agents and have the same nu
tate applications for loans. thority.
COME TO SEE US
EVERY DAY IN FEBRUARY
We might have something new. That would be a
surprise to you. Come in and look through. We will
be glad to see you. You can sure get the best just like
you did before the war. If you buy from us you must be
satisfied, for that is a part of the deal. We have arrang
ed our grocery for your convenience. Everything to eat,
from bread to meat. $o don't go hungry, but just
eat, eat, eat.
E.' FV GlRIlBlSOIVf
.Hue! Is, Meal
. We 'are dealers in all kinds of FERTILIZER, COT
TON SEED HULLS AND MEAL.
Close Prices on Car Lots or Retail.
We are agents for the best known Fertilizer in the
South manufactured by: the Virginia-Carolina Chem-
ical Co., the very best Truck Fertilizer that can be had.
Lalte Count Jl'fg
farm, east of town.
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