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UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24,1922. VOL. 32, NO. 48 WhI Tennessee Coarier.stablished 1897 I -"" o-"" LIONS FUNCTIONING MEMBERSHIP GROWS Enthusiasm for County Agriculture and Home Demonstration. Tho Lions mef last Tuesday with a very largo attendance. The club seems to have attracted considerable . attention and kindled a new spirit for progress in Obion County. Esq. Jackson, a member of the Obion County Court, was present and had something to say in regard to ' the public highways and the agricul tural interests of the county and th relation of the court to thesa mat ters. Mr. Chas. Dietzel reported the strawberry and trucking interests growing, and presented to the club the fact that Mr. Nichols, head of the Farm Demonstration Bureau in West 'Tennessee, offers thru the State De partment of Agriculture the sum of twelve hundred dollars if the County Court of Obion County will appropri ate two thousand dollars to organ ize and einply ft demonstration agent for the county. Mr. Will Sowell, of Fulton County Ky was present as a , visitor and sug gested to the club that Fulton Coun tv's farm demonstration work had been a complete success. The in crease in the poultry business alone said Mr. Sowell, had paid ihe expense of the demonstration department in Fulton County. A suggestion was made by Mr. Ben Howard that the patronage of hom Industries should have the attention of the club. He called special atten tion to the fact that the "Motlow Milling Co.'s flour mills are now in operation with a very small home patronage in the initial orders, and ' that quality and prices being equal these mills . should have precedence of local patronage. , Mr. Henry Oliver, who is in charge of the "Return of the Prodigal," an entertainment to be given at the meeting of the Lions next Tuesday, stated that home industries would be symbolized and home patronage em phasized on that occasion. ST. LOUIS MERCHANTS LOCATE IN UNION CITY FUND FOR LINCOLN SCHOOL. Three Governors Ask $2,000,000 for University in Tennessee. . Washington, Feb.18. A campaign to raise $2,000,000 as an endowment fund for Lincoln Memorial Univer sity, a school located in the moun tains of Tennessee, has been started here. It would provide facilities for a thousand or more students. Gov Taylor of Tennessee, Gov. Trinkle, of Virginia, and Gov. Morrow, of Ken tucky, are backing the movement. Gov. Taylor says the university al ready is working wonders in the re generation and development of the hill country. It was founded twenty five years ago at Cumberland Gap "It is in the midst of a region," he says, "inhabited by a populaton of the purest Anglo-Saxon blood in America to-day. It will return big dividends in character and citizen ship the kind of Americanism that has made the greatest of nations." Union City District Dates. Dates just announced for the Union City district by J. M. Pickens, presiding elder, are: Fulton station, preaching at 11 a.m., Feb. 26; Union City station, preaching at 7 p.m. ,Feb. 26; Horn beak circuit, Cobb's chapel, March 4-5; Elbridge circuit, Zion, March 6; Union City circuit, Pleasant Valley, March 11-12; Martin station, preach ing at 7 p.m., March 12; Crystal, West Hickman and Bondurant, Mt. Manuel, March 18-19; Hickman sta tion, preaching at 7 p.m., March 19; South Fulton ' circuit, Boaz, March 25-26; Fulton circuit, Pleasant Hill, March 26-27; Trimble circuit, Ma son Hall, April 1-2; Kenton and Rutherford, Rutherford, April 2-3; Cayce circuit, Crutchfleld, April 8-9; Columbus circuit, Moscow, April 9 10; Ralston circuit, Bethany, April 15-16; Martin circuit, Stanley's Chapel, April 16-17; Water Valley circuit, Bethlehem, April 22-23; Troy and Bethlehem, April 29-30; Obion, Rives and Sardis, April 30-May 1. What fa a Budget. "What is a budget?" "Well, it is a method of worrying before you spend instead of afterward." Irish World. Successors to P. Hyman, Who Is Arranging to Move West. Messrs. Eli and Louis Brody, of St. Louis, have completed negotia tions with Mr. P. Hyman, embracing the transfer of the stock of goods in the well known P. Hyman store In Union City to Brody Bros. The new nrm therefore begin this week as merchants and business of Union City, succeeding- Mr. Hyman in business at this place. Messrs. Eli and Louis Brody come to Union City highly accredited by the commercial agencies as business men. They are therefore asking a share of the public patronage and extending the kindest courtesies to the trade. A cordial invitation is extended to everyone to pay the new firm an ear ly visit. ' Mr. Hyman expects to join his family in Moravia, Cal., and will as soon as he can arrange his business make plans for the future. Mr. and Mrs. P. Hyman and daughter, Miss Rena, are all very kindly es teemed in Union City, where they have lived for a number of years, and the very kindest wishes will go with them wherever they go. It iaji pleas ure to everybody here to know that Miss Rena Hyman is very rapidly re covering her former health. ALL LIT UP WITH SCENIC GRANDEUR SCHOOLBOYS OF 14 IN FATAL FIGHT Quarrel Over Basket Ball Game Causes Killing at Harrisburg. Harrisburg, Feb. 7. An argument over a decision of the referee of a basket ball game on the Harrisburg public school grounds this afternoon resulted in the fatal stabbing of James Gant, Jr., by Ollie Cowell. Both boys were 14 and in the same class at school. They were members of well known families here. fA coroner's jury impaneled by Cor oner J, E. Mills conducted an inquest to-night. The verdict was to the ef fect that young Gant "came to his death by a stab inflicted by Ollie Cowell, and the stabbing was unjusti liable." The youthful slayer was arrested a short time after the tragedy, and was placed in jail. He probably will be given a preliminary hearing to morrow or Thursday, before Justice J. W. Singleton. Two piactice games of basket ball were in progress, one for the older boys and one for the younger. Gant and Cowell were playing with the younger boys. Tho referee called a foul on Cowell, and he became angry. He started to curse the official, who was smaller than be, and Gant went to the referee's assistance, it is said. "Don't you dare touch me," Cowell is said to have told Gant. Immediately a struggle started. Other boys near by thought Cowell and Gant were merely playing, Gant .suddenly cried out that he was cut and sank to the ground. Before he could be removed to a nearby res idence he was dead. The knife blade had penetrated the heart. Cowell left tho school grounds im mediately, it is said, but he was soon apprehended. At the county jail he refused to discuss the tragedy. Gant was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gant, Sr. Cowell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. VH. Cowell. Little Rock Gazette. Youns Gant was a nephew of H. and M. B. Park and a grandson of Dr. John Gray, whom a large num ber will remember. It is stated that the boy died with a smile on his face and had only acted in the role of a peacemaker. This sad story, though in another town, should be an object lesson to Union City, though our boys may not carry open bladed knives in a scab bard, there are unfortunately a few in every crowd of boys ' that carry weapons that are stealing both the soul and body of some good boys. It is reported that the people of the above town knew, or some of them knew, that this was a bad boy, but let him .continue in school. How long, oh-Union City, will you sleep on your boys' protection? . Proven. "Psychologists tell us that women like bad men." "There may be something: in that. I've often heard a girl say she would n't marry the best man in the world." Judge. . I The Doctor Wields a Nimble Pen in Flights of Fancy. Editors of The Commercial, Union City, Tenn. Dear Sirs: I am writing this letter to-day to give you a little histary of my travels in the West. We left Memphis 6n January IS for Dallas, Texas. Arrived in Dallas on the 19th, and found it very cold and disagreeable. We remained there for ten days. From there we went to El Paso, Texas, and remained one day. From El Paso to Los An geles. I remained there for two weeks. That is a wonderful city and to my great surprise I find in Dallas and EI Paso, as well as in Los Angeles, great improvement going on of all kinds. This I do not understand. Business seems to be good out here. They don't seem to know, from appear ance, ihat they have had a great world war. This is a great country. The valleys in Southern California and mountains on each ride, covered with snow at the present time, are wonderful to look upon. I don't un derstand their prosperity hero unless it is caused by the tourists coming in to this sunshine, and their diversified crops of fruts, vegetables, poultry, and, as you know, a great alfalfa country. .1 drove 216 miles on last Sunday and found on many ranches, as they call them out here, tractors running, hay being cut, and all kinds of work going on. Was very much surprised that the people of Califor nia do not regard the Sabbath. How ever, the following Sunday I attended services in Los Angeles at the Tem ple Baptist Church, with a congrega tion of eight or ten thousand people. That looks a little like there are church-going pceople here after all. I will remain in this beautiful little city of Santa Ana for two or three weeks. From here I go to Fresno. From there to San Francisco. From San Francisco to Ogden. From Ogden to Denver, and from Denver to Kan sas City. That is my route, as I have a return ticket, good for nine months. I hope, however, to land back in good old Tennessee by the middle of April at least. I am looking out of windows, high above the street. Hundreds of win dows spot the city buildings as far as I can see. Behind all of these win dows people sit, work and dream, laugh and weep. I see moving figures passing shadows before me on these windows. The drama of life is being enacted. Some of these peo ple are at meals. Some in conversa tion. I see a girl at a piano. The mother is rocking her baby in her arms. The man sits at the window smoking his pipe. Two children at another window are looking out. I wonder what they are thinking about. Never do I pass a building or a home with windows but I wonder what is going on behind them. . To-day I rode for miles on the train. I came to the edge of great cities where little homes are crowded like the bricks in the wall. Roofs and windows for miles and miles, and each roof and every window repre sented all the home in the world to those who lived beneath and be hind them. Windows are for light, aad yet, ho' small a light gets into the lives of many of the workmen of the world. I look into people's eyes and I say "What wonderful win dows." My bedroom window faces the east. Great trees tower outside. Branches reach along the very sill Birds come early to sing their morn ing songs, and sunrises of gorgeous hues greet me at the break of day. I lean against the sill and nature fil ters my thoughts. The world is out side of every window. Yet there isn't a window in the world that God does n't come up to and look into. He is always interested in knowing how folks are getting on. This is a wonderful world, inhab ited by wonderful people, and this is a wonderful age in which we now live. The beautiful roads and high ways that are scattered throughout this beautiful land; the advance in progress and science is wonderful; and yet with all this the world is ab normal, and we have unrest, crime, murder, tragedies of all kinds hap pening almost every hour in the day. Yet we can only look on with wonder and amazement at what life is and the thing life should be. Hoping that I may soon return t : Tennessee and meet and greet the faces of my dear native people, I re main, Very truly yours", F. M. McREE. Santa Ana, California, 'Feb. 11. Death of W. M. Hamilton. W. M. Hamilton, who has been for some time living in the home of his son, J. D. Hamilton, at Samburg, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 19, 1922, at the Glosson home on Church street, Union City. Mr. Hamilton was brought, to town two weeks before he died, in order to bo near his physician. Deceased was 65 years of age. He was th son of Peter and Cordelia Hamilton. He was born and reared in what was known as the old Whip ple or Whitaker neighborhood, near Salem, northwest of town. A brother, James Hamilton, died in Troy more than forty years ago. A sister, Mrs. Nannie Davis, died many years ago in Union City. She is survived by a son and daughter, David and Ivy, who reside in Mississippi. Mr. Hamilton was married when a young man to Miss Jennie Burnett. His wife died many years ago, and th9 .children surviving are ar fol lows: J. D. and W. B., Number Five near Samburg; W. T., Chicago; T. B., Mis souri; J. T., Buchanan, Tcnn.; Mrs. Arthur Norton, Braggadocio, Mo. Mr. Hamilton was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For maily years he was an active and industrious citizen and farmer, a man of domestic habits and inclinations, clean, upright and honorable in every way. Some years ago his health failed and he had been living with his daughter in Missouri and his sons in Obion County. The remains were taken to Salem for burial, where fifty years ago Mr. Hamilton had attended a nearby school. Services were held at the White Furniture Co. undertaking rooms, conducted by Rev. E. S. Ba ker. '' THE RELATIONSHIP OF MAN AND DEITY Dr- Marlin Speaks for Endeavorers Dr. Marlin, cf Carmi, 111., was the Sunday afternoon speaker at Jim mie's Playhouse. The introductory remarks were made by our own Bro. Baker, and were followed by a splen did musical program consisting of two selections by the male quartette, Dr. Adkerson, Messrs. Lovelace, An drews and Woosley, a reading by Miss Brownie Hopper, "Life's Auto," and a prayer by Bro. Baker. The speaker took for his subject, "Shut ting God out of Our Lives," or, in other words, shutting the door of our hearts against God. Ho said the greatest thing to think about in this life is the life to come. Shutting God out of our lives affects not only us, but others as well, for "No man liveth to himself." He told some very touching incidents of things that had happened to people who had shut God out. If man liveth to himself, then how do you touch some other soul for good, or for evil? He told of the feast of Bolshazzar, the last king of Babylon, who made a great feast and called in all his lords. The king had shut God out of his heart, and at this feast was drinking and dancing and carous ing. During all this, seemingly out of the sleeve of darkness, came a hand and wrote "Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting." They did not know the meaning of this, so they called in Daniel, a man of God, who interpreted the mysteri ous handwriting on the wall. The re sult of every man's life who shuts God out of his heart will be the ver dict, "Thou art weighed in the bal ance and found wanting." Then there is a bright and sunny side for those who have welcomed God into their hearts with hope of a. future life, and Hope is the nightin gale that sings in the heart. Thii; talk was a companion talk to the one we had the previous Sunday by our Bro. Baker, whese subject was. "Adam, where art thou," and to ap ply this question to our own lives. There was a full house who enjoyed the splendid talk, and we hope Broth er Marlin will come back to us in the near future. Death of J. F. Ferguson. At his home near Elbridge Mr. J. F. Fergiifon passed into the Great Beyond Saturday, Feb. 11. He lived to the ripe age of 66 years and more, but after a lingering illness suc cumbed to the ravages of pneumonia and left its. His remains were buried in the Elbridge Cemetery Monday at one o'clock. Many attended the last sad rites vhich were conducted by Rev. Rueb. , Mr. Ferguson was a prominent farmer and a man of good character, beloved and respected by all, and his place will be hard to fill. He leaves a widow and nine children. Obion County Enterprise. 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