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Dodge Brothers announce a sub
stantial reduction in the price of their cars, effective June 8; ;Cittfeei Aefo Goo ; , Richard Semones, Manager . Dodge Brothers Dealers Phone 166 . Union City, Tenn. OUR MOTTO- Not How Cheap But How Good! We want your business solely upon the ' merits of . our goods and service. ' It pleases us to PLEASE YOU J If we please you tell others, if not, tell us. , ' ' ' We still have some of those cheap Canned Goods. . You think of us ana we will look for you. , When you trade with us we will trade with 'you. Tie GROCER LP.GRISSOM Groceries and Meats lit GROCER to Your Taste Made Ju s t And Always the Same Tfqu secure uniformity of strength and flavor in your meal time drink,by the portion used. teMi poshm i.' (instead of coffee or tea) can be made instant ly by measuring the powdered Postum with a teaspoon, placing the contents in a cup, then .adding . hot water.. Better for nerves and digestion. "There's a Reason t Willi Instant n O Postum A BEVERAGC Wade by Postum Cereal Ca,Inc.. Battle Creek, Mich " llarpole-Walker Furniture Company FUNERAL DIRECTORS WHITESELL HXRPOLE - I. L RANSON. JR. T , 432 AND 32 : OFFICE PHONE 99 UNION CITY, TENN. t ,'!.! . .... ! - - '!-.. ' .. 354 AND 216.3 RINGS The Commercial sent to Obion County points, $1 .00 per year, anywhere outside the County, $1.50. It's worth it. The Commercial, Union City, Tenn. , v FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1921. WHEN FLOODS SWELL ARKANSAS RIVER Denver, Colo., June 4.- Flood- swept Pueblo Is a city of 42.908 in habitants, according to the figures of the 1920 census, and la situated at the conjunction of Fountain Creek with the Arkansas River. The city is divided into two parts by the Ar kansas, and Fountain Creek, a trlb utary about twenty-five miles long, comes boiling down through a moun tain canyon and. empties into the larger stream virtually in the' heart of the city. Fountain Creek, so named because of Its picturesque turbulence charac tefistie of mountain canyon streams, tx one of a network of 'creeks -and streams that hurry down to the Ar kansas from the cnows of the moun tain ranges around the city. Turkey Creek, Rock Creek, Chico, Black Squirrel, Hard Scrabble, Red Creek, St. Charles River, Greenhorn River theso are a few of the tributaries of the Arkansas within a radius of soventy-flve miles of Pueblo. Pueblo itself is about 4,665 feet 'above sea level.-: Approximately 100 miles to the west of Pueblo la the continental di vide, and on the eastern slope this network of Btreams is multiplied, myrlad3 of rocky watercourses hur trine into the Arkansas. Even in times of ordinary rainfall and melt ing of mountain snows, tho Arkau tas, by the time it' has reached Pueb lo, In a stream of good size; in times of abnormal rainfall and cloudbursts the Arkansas becomes a treacherous torrent. It was so in this flood. Pueblo wis swept by a flood on May 31, 1894, when Fountain Creek was swollen to a torrent by a down fall of rain and series of cloudbursts all along the eastern slope of the continental divide. According to the newspaper reports printed on June 2, 1894, the flood of twenty-seven years ago was similar : to mat reported from Colorado to-day. An indication of the tremendous force and power of the Arkansas may bo gained from the fact that its Roy al Gorge, situated about forty miles west by northwest of Pueblo, be-, tween Canon City and Parkdale, Is considered , one of the continent's greatest examples of the driving power of a river. In a comparatively short time in geologic history the river has torn down a gap in the sol id granite more than 2,600 feet for a distance of a little more than eight miles. Pueblo itself is county seat of Pueblo county and second city in the State, and is about 120 miles south east of Denver and about seventy-five miles from Colorado Springs, which lies between the two cities. Its railroads are the Atchison, Topeka ft Sante Fe, the Colorado ft Southern, Missouri Pacific, the Chicago ft Rock Island and the Denver ft Rio Grande. The principal public institutions are the State insane asylum; St. Ma ry's hospital and sanitarium, with 1,000 patients annually; Minequa hospital, built at a cost of, $300,000, and severa 1 private sanitariums There are two systems of public schools, one on each side of the res ervoir, two high schools, public and parish schools' with 16,000 school children, Loretta Academy, the Mc Clelland public library with 14,000 volumes, law libraries and the State mineral palace and park. A complete collection of the minerals of Colorado GREAT DISASTERS FLOODS, QUAKES, ETC, I Pueblo Flood Worst Disaster Since Sinking of Eastland. ' Flooding of Pueblo and other Col- orad towns with a report of 250 lives lost is the worst disaster that has befallen this country since the sink ing of the stetamcr Eastland at Chi cago in 1915 with a loss of 812 lives. Vlth the last ten years more than 2,000. lives have been lost and mil lions of dollars' worth of property destroyed by flooda of American riv ers. The most memorable were: . The overflow of the Mississippi in April 1912," with a loss of 500 lives and the destruction of $3,000,000 worth of property in scores of towns and cities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee, - In March, 1913, the Ohio and its tributaries overflowed with serious effect3 upon a large region including the cities of Dayton, Hamilton, Zanesville, Columbus and Cincinnati. About 700 lives were lost in all, 212 of them at Zanesville in one day and 150 at Hamilton. The property loss exceeded 120,000,000. v. More than 200 persons lost their lives in a flood which overran the Valley of the San Luis Rey River in California in January, 1916. The Rio Grande overflowed it3 banks following heavy rains in, July, 1916,- and several hundred persons perished, mostly on the Mexican side of the river. There were 75 deaths at El Paso and hundreds were made homeless. The greatest American river flood occurred when virtually the entire city of Johnstown, Pa., was de stroyed on May 1, 1889, by the breaking of the Conemaugh dam just outside of it, The exact loss of life was never determined but reliable es- tmates placed the number of lives at about $2,500. V A great part of the damago to Gal veston, Tex., in a terrific hurricane of September, 1900, was done wa ter blown in from the Gulf of Mexico. More than 3,000 persons died and pro"" rty worth 120,000,000 was destroyed. i Other disasters of the last two de cades in which the toll has been heavy, include: ' ' 1902 Eruption of Mount Pelee, 30,000 lives lost. 1903 Iroquois theatre fire, Chi cago, 575 lives lost. " v 1904 Burning of steamer General Slocum in the East River, New York, 1,400 lives lost. " 1905 Japanese steamer Mlkasa sunk by explosion, 599 lives lost. 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, 452 lives lost, property loss estimated it $350,000,000. !' 1906 Valparaiso, Chile, earth quake, 1,500 lives lost, property dam age about $100,000,000. '. 1907 Kingston, Jamaica, earth quake, 1,100 lives lost, property dam age about $25,000,000. ' 1908 Earthquake in Sicily and Calabria, 76,483 lives lost. ' 1912 Sinking of steamer Titanic in midocean, 1,517 lives lost. 1912 earthquake in- Turkey, 3,000 lives lost . " Sinking of Spanish steamer Prin cipe de Asturias off the coast of Spain, '500 lives lost. 1912 Sinking of Japanese steam er Kicker Maru off the coast of Ja pan,' 1,000 lives lost. . 1 'v" 1914 Sinking of steamer Empress of Ireland in St. Lawrence, 1,024 lives lost. ' . " ' 1915 Earthquakes In central It aly, 29,978 lives: lost. Torpedoing of .steamship Lusitania 1915 Torpedoing , of steamship Lusitania, 1,198 lives lost. 1915 Overturning of steamship Eastland at Chicago, 812 lives lost. 1916 French auxiliary . cruiser Provence, sunk in Mediterreanean, 3,270 lives lost. 1916- Chinese steamer Hsln Yu sunk off coast of China, 1,000 lives lost. : " 1917 British warship Vanguard blown up at her dock in a British port, 800 lives lost. WE WOULDN'T HANDLE POOR OIL STOVES IT WOULD NOT PAY US NOR PLEASE YOU YOU CAN COOK BETTER WITH BETTER THINGS FRET ABOUT OUR THE HOT WEATHER. COME IN OIL STOVES AND HAVE HOT DON'T AND BUY ONE OF WEATHER JOY. v THESE STOVES ARE PERFECT BAKERS,- JUST LIGHT THEM, ADJUST THE FLAME AND THEY WILL DO THE REST. NO FEAR OF BURNING YOUR FOOD. THE FLAME CAN'T CREEP UP-IT IS SO ADJUSTED THAT IT STAYS AT AN EVEN HEAT. THEY COST SO LITTLE AND COOK SO PERFECTLY YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO BE WITHOUT ONE COME IN. ' ICECREAM FREEZERS WE HAVE THE KIND THAT REALLY FREEZES CREAM IN A HURRY. ANY SIZE YOU WANT AT A PRICE N YOU WILL LIKE. ZJt : l : PREPARE FOR SUMMERTIME. BUY ONE OF OUR SANITARY REFRIGERA TORS OR ICE BOXES 'AND YOU WILL ACRE WITH US THAT YOU HAVE THE BEST THAT CAN BE BOUGHT. i DON'T FORGET THAT WE HAVE A NICE ASSORTMENT OF CROQUET SETS JUST LIKE THE ONE YOU WANT. G. & E. ELECTRIC FANS. COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF BOTH DESK AND 'CEIL ING TYPES. REMARKABLE PRICES. PORCH AND LAWN SWINGS. WE HAVE A NICE LINE OF SWINGS. DON'T BUY UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN OUR SWINGS AND KNOW OUR PRICES THE HOME OF THE MAJESTIC RANGE. OUR HARDWARE WEARS. Frank C Wehman THE HOME of New York . Insures Against FIRE, LIGHTNING and TORNADOES. Writing Farm and : City Property. Ask your Banker Ask your Lawyer Ask your Merchant , c i They will tell you that a Policy in , ,f !" means surd indemnity against loss. ARE YOU INSURED? IF NOT, WHY IOT? ; v The cost is comparatively trifling, and no one has the least assurance that his home and personal property may not be changed by FIRE at any moment from their present beauty, usefulness and comfort, to a. smouldering heap of ruins or shivered to pieces and blown into the next township by the relentless storm demon. There is but safe and wise thing to do and that is INSURE IN THE HOME Office Phone '. Cumberland 261. Home 251 .' W. t. JACHSON & CO. Agents , ; Union City, Tenn. one - ' are In the palace. . ' The five banks have a combined capital of more than $800,000 and deposits of more than $15,000,000.; The largest majority of the popu lation ; are native-born Americans, about 2,000 are Indians, 1,000 Aus- trians and 1,500 colored. GISI'S STATEMENT WILL HELP UNION CITY Say They Deserted. Elvin McCoy and William J." Bap tist, arrested here last week and held in jail on charges of vagrancy and carrying pistols, have admitted to Sheriff Watt Cherry that they are soldiers, from Camp Pike, Ark., and have asked to be returned to that Camp. The proper authorities were notified and an officer was sent here to get the boys.' f , .-- r'! I Many women will profit by the fol lowing statement of one of their sex: "1 was afraid to eat on account of stomach trouble. Even rice did not agree. After taking Adler-i-ka I can eat anything." Adlcr-i-ka acts on BOTH upper and lower bowel, remov ing foul matter which poisoned stom ach. EXCELLENT for gas on the stomach or, sour stomach. Guards against appendicitis. It brings out poisonous matter you never thought was in your system. Sold by leading druggist everywhere, in Rives by T. J. Bonner & Son,' druggists. - Sometimes they make tho man : . - Civilian Clothes?. , Notice to Buggy Owners. ' -, , .- i Before you buy a new buggy get my prices on Painting and Rubber Tiring. I also have twenty sets of Rubber Tire Wheels for sale. One set of these will make your buggy as good as new. ; Cumberland Phone 43 R.A.PARDUE , W0EK SHIKTS ; 48c apiece at 1 PHIL HYMAN'S CUT-PRICE STORE"