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Correspondence Concerning Levee Con
struction From Tiptonville to Moulh of Onion River. C.G MENGEL. Mengelwood, Term., July 23, 1919. Mississippi River Commission, ' St Louis, Mo. - Gentlemen : On October 26, 191 2, your Commission made a report to the chief . of engineers, United States Army, on a preliminary examination and survey of lands subject to overflow from the Mississippi' River, between Brunswick, Miss., and Baton Rouge, La., and Bessie and Memphis, Tenn., this report being required by the River and Harbor Act, approved July 15, 1912. y This company , is a large owner of land lying within the basin extending from Tiptonville to the mouth of the Obion River, and we have spent considerable time and money having the feasibility of this levee investigated, and we are firmly of the opinion that the expense of building same and providing the proper drainage which would be required, in the event that the levee were built, is not justified by the benefits which would accrue therefrom. . . Several unsuccessful attempts have been made by one or two owners of comparatively small tracts of land lying within this district to have a levee and drainage district created under the laws of the State of Tennessee, for the purpose of building the stretch of levee running from Tiptonville to the mouth of the Obion River. These same parties now have this matter up and are creating the impression that the Government, upon the recommendation of the Mississippi River Commission, will bear one-half to two-thirds of the cost of this levee. As we understand it, before the Government would take any such action the Mississippi River Commission would have to recommend that government aid to this extent be furnished We would like to know if the Mississippi River Commis sion feels inclined to recommend government aid for building this portion of the levee. If so, we .would like to make arrange ments to appear with our attorneys before your Commission and present the evidence which we have accumulated, which, in our opinion, shows very clearly that the project is not a fea sible one. Of course, we would not care to go to this trouble and ex pense unless the Commission is inclined to report favorably up on the proposition. . Will you kindly let us know your position in the matter, and oblige, Yours truly, MENGEL BOX COMPANY. --i - President. Copy to Randolph & Randolph, Memphis, Tenn. WOODLAND MILLS HIGH SCHOOL . - C. F. Fowler, Fricipal. Woodland Mills, Tenn., Sept. 9, 1919 The Woodland Mills High School opens September the fifteenth. Every parent is cordially invited to be present. Cooperation of parents, teachers and pupils is essential for complete success. We expect to do the best year's work of our lives. Our school cannot be lb largest but it can be second to none in merit. We believe that many of our people do not properly appreciate our school None of our boys and girls should fail to secure a first-class educa tion. The opportunity is at your door, will you accept it? You need not leave Woodland Mills for thorough training, As far as we go we expect as efficient work as can be bad anywhere. The principal will have direct charge of the eighth grade as well as the two high school grades. The county sets the standard of completion of this grade and we wish to more than meet it. Very truly, C. F. Fowler. WAR DEPARTMENT MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMIS SION. OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, 1301 INTER NATIONAL LIFE BUILDING. St. Louis, Mo., July 25, 1919. Mr. C. C. Mengel, President Mengel Box Co., Louisville, Ky. - ' r ' Dear Sir : Replying to your letter dated July 23, 1919, con cerning construction of levee from Tiptonville, Tenn., to mouth of Obiori River, I have to state that with the passage of the Flood Control Act the Commission has felt that under the limi tations of that act Congress expects the completion of the con trolling levee line prior to considering any new projects, and for that reason the Commission is compelled at present to defer ac tion on construction of any levees in that locality. Very truly yours, C. McD. TOWNSEND, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, President Mississippi River Commission. EDWARD FISHER AGENT FOR THE Hudson and Essex Cars Write or telephone v Cumberland or Rural ' V - For Demonstration. 96 Birthday Dinner. On Saturday, 8ept. 6, the children, neighbors and friends gathered in the home of Mr. aod Mrs. John Sheperd with well filled baskets to celebrate Mr. Sheperd's 84th birthday. The morning was spent in conversa tion until about 12 o'clock, when two long tables were prepared in the yard, and my, such a dinner that was put on it, consisting of mutton, chicken, boiled ham, cakes, pies, sandwiches, in fact, almost anything you could mention f!hrtav Richard donated a nice fat Iamb that was enjoyed by all. Mr. Sheperd received several nice and useful presents. The afternoon was spent in music and picture taking un til a late hour, when supper was pre pared, after which all left, wishing Mr. Sheperd many returns of the day. j report a nice time. Those present were Sammie Frank, Henry and Ragsdale Scott, Revis Haw kins, Mrs. Fannie Crawford, Mrs. J. E Carter, Mrs. Artie Owen and sons Her man and J. C. Charlie Richard aod son George, Mr. and Mrs. John Shep erd and daughter Ellen. - Onk Who Was Present. TWICE PROVEN If you suffer backache, sleepless nights, tired, dull days and distress ing urinary disorders, don't experi ment. Read this twice-told testimo ny. It's Union City evidence dou bly proven. J. N. Bradshaw, prop. Grist Mill, south Second street, gave the follow ing account of his experience with Doan's Kidney fills December 1, 1914: "I liave used Doan's Kidney Pills , on' different occasions, and found them to be Just as represented. I was annoyed with dull, nagging backaches, headaches, dizziness and other symptoms of kidney trouble. I used Doan's Kidney Pills as direct ed and they always removed the trou ble. I gladly endorse this Temedy." On May 10, 1918. Mr. Bradshaw said: "Since I recommended Doan's Kidney Pills I have used this remedy on a few occasions and they have always helped me. I am glad to give my endorsement." Price 60c. at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Bradshaw had. Foster-Mil-burn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. Swellings of the flesh caused by in flammation. cold, fractures of the bone, toothache, neuralgia or rheu matism can be relieved by applying BALLARD'S SNOW LINIMENT. It should be well rubbed in over the part affected. Its great healing and penetrating power eases the pain, re duces swelling and restores the natu ral conditions. Sold by Oliver's Drug Store. ' Tennessee Governor to Be Invited to Texas State Fair Governor Roberts of Tennessee and bis staff, on which is Captain Alvin C. York, are to be invited to be present at Tennessee Day, Oct. 14, of the Dallas State fair. Judze J. D. Hill of the Boundary Commission between Mexico and the United States will also be in vited. A resolution to invite these men to be present at the State Fair on Tennessee Day was passed at a-meeting of ex Tennesseans held in the junior ball room of the Adolpbus Hotel. The res olution, which was introduced by Dr. A. W. Caroes, instructed Colonel John N. Simpson to extend a formal invitation to Governor Roberts and his staff and to Judge Hill. Olo the selection of permanent officers, John S. Aldehoff was chosen permanent chairman and T. C. Taylor, secretary. Chairmen of committees elected were: Henry L. Seay, finance; Dr. John O. McReynolds, entertainment; Dr. At W. Carries, publicity; Cullen F. Thomas, membership, and E. T. Moore, trans portation. J. V.- Cottrell was made chairman of the Piano district. A song entitled ''In Sunny Tennes see," written by a woman formerly re siding in Tennessee, was presented to the body by the writer in person, who will dedicate the song to Colonel Simp son. Recruiting Station. Zack W. Fletcher, of Trenton, Tenn., enlisted this week for three years in the M. T. C. Fletcher weighed 151 i lbs, and was 70 inches high. Just imagine what be will be in three years, after boarding with Uncle Sam. There h ave been 68 bronze victory buttons and 5 silver buttons issued this station up until Sept. 6. We have more yet, boys. Come on and get them Sergeant Bennett has been in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., the past week having some new teeth put in. I would hate to have his grocery bill to pay after he gets his new teeth. An Edison Success. 1 he two noted Edison artists, Marie Rappold and Marie Tiffany, of the Metropolitan Opera Company, achieved one of the greatest successes of thei careers lastSaturdaynight atSheepshead Bay Speedway where they brilliantly sang leading roles in the most magniri cent American production of Verdi Opera "Aida." More than 40,000 persons witnessed this production. More than 1,000 singers, dancers and supers" appeared in this scene. Better think about placing your order now for that Christmas Edison Phono graph. Preaching at Mount Zion. I will preach at Mount Zion Sunday morning at 11.00 o'clock and at Salem at 4.00 p. m. I am expecting a large attendance both at Sunday school and church. G. W. Evans. SURGEONS agree that in cases of Cuts, Burns, Bruises and Wounds the FIRST TREATMENT is most important. When an-- EFFICIENT antiseptic is applied promptly, there is no danger of infection and the wound begins to heal at once. For use in man or beast, BOROZONE is the IDEAL ANTISEPTIC and HEAL ING AGENT. Buy it now and be ready for an emergency. Sold by Oliver's Drug Store. A Moving Phiz. 'I think ray son might do well in the movies. He has a strong face." Yes, it does seem strong enough to stop pies." YOUR WIFE CAN USE IT. If you are away from home and one of your horses takes the colic your wife can treat him if she has Farris' Colic Remedy in the house. It is easy to use. Just drop it on the horse's tongue and in thirty minutes he is relieved. Get it to day. , You may need it tomorrow.. Frank C. Wehman, Union City, Tenn, T. A. Cummings, Rives, Tenn. Guy & Peory, Polk, Tenn. - Slow Work. What's the hurry? Can't my wife select a nursemaid?" "There are fifty applicants. Mr Spondulix," explained his secretary in well modulated tones, "and your wife is trying to get the baby to indicate preference. Still Flying High. We won't haue to look up to the Flubdubs any more. - I have bought an automobile as good as theirs." But, my dear, they have just pnr chased an airship." Eminent Indiana Farmer Cur ed of Rheumatism by Taking Number 40 for the Blood. - : Newburgh, Indiana, April 17, 1919. "I suffered wi th rheumatism for sev eral years and tried numerous rem edies with 1 ittle or no benefit. Num ber 40 for tho Blood was recommend ed to me and I have used in all six bottles and am entirely cured, and have had no symptoms of the disease for over two years." Frank Stacer. Number 40 encourages rapid elimi nation of morbid and unhealthy pro ducts used in the treatment of chronic enlargements of the glands, in goitre, nodes, tumors, chrcnic en largement of then spleen and liver. Encourages the flow of bile and 'cor rects , catarrhal conditions. Used with advantage in eczema and skin eruptions of whatever , character. Made by J. C. Mendenhall, Evans-, vlllc, Ind. 40 years a druggist. Scld by Oliver's Drug Store. McHugh Battery Co. We have one of the best equipped Battery Repair plants in the country. Repair and rebuild Vehicle Batteries, Private -.' Lighting and starting Batteries of any make or type. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Home Phone 48 Cumberland Phone 195 WASHINGTON ANENUE UNION CITY, TENN. V. E. WHITE Will Appreciate Your Trade. We carry a full line of Groceries and Fresh Meats and sell them at a reasonable profit. Our motto is to satisfy our cus tomers. ; Delivery hours from 8 to 1 1 and from 4 to 6. , BOTH; PHONES: Cumberland, 437; Home 170. THE SOUTH S OWN BIG SHOW u;l?3 SEPTEMBER 12 w cjohh noBinsoMB; A 1 National Necessity Knows in all the world no peer C. All the far famed forces of the great Allied World's Amusement Arenas. C. AH the great achievements of Human Daring and Disregard of Danger. 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