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THE mCtkXA CQPSglS THtECDAy, HAfcCH 22," 1917.
OBION COUNTY OIL & III CO.
Tkll (ompwtT b ehrtnxi tnd Arfitniiwl nnilrr th Uwi nf Ttnatak. with It
olHMM UNION CITY. 1KNSKMKK.
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL $50,000.00 -:- SHARES $10.00 EACH
All Stock common none preferred, and to be fully paid and
non-assessable. This company holds oil and gas leases on 4.000
acres of Und in the vicinity of REELFOOT LJiKE, in Obion
County, that has long been noted for indication of the presence
of oil. gas and other minerals, some of which is in close proximi
ty to land on which two wells have recently been drilled by
others, but the result of which drilling has been kept secret.
A nott nloeUt has ultt txt H remarkahl coincidence that tbo con ill M
tlon. tioth wWotflcikl nit topographical, of t hi etlon. an J 1 txta of t h plinoni- U
tnal oil and t of lh llilo iarrth, l.uullna. r very nt-arly Idt-D t loal.
la riuth loataiif th urfar rot'k Iwlnnit to thw Trrtiary pr rlt . and In lioth
liniancM iho eonllrarl atnks tilled with walcr, known a Kvflfoot and l'aldo
I-akaa. and hoth Mctlous ar nwtU fur outburst of iijrdru-arbon m, aometlme
of ooutldrabt yoIuui.
- IMMENSE FORTUNES ARE BEING
MADE OUT OF OIL AND GAS WELLS
Why not get tome of the stock?
For application, proatxtrtu. tc. apply to A. J. HAKPOLE. Hortary-Tra',S
tirer. or tony of ta oirtorrs, 1'iilim City, Tumi. W r-fr to all of th bank of
' l ulon City, to-wtt: UlU Natloual Bank. TUlrd National Bank. farmer Eiclitot
SUNK 8? 11
. New (Sroceir y
T. J. Smith, rr.
orncKKit or company
O. E. Kelr. Vlc Pr. A.J. Ilarpoia. Kec.-Trva
T. 3. Smith, attorney. tTnlon City
J. t. H.rrlnir. furiuer, 1'nioii City
A. J. Harpol. attorney. Union City
1hm. l'ahnk. presideut roller mill.
". R. Keler. merchant Union City
W. t KHIy. rlvll engineer. Union City
A. F. Tlltaaorth. rral estate. Union City
John H. Joy nfr. farmer. Union City
H. J. Wade, farmer and bunker. Klven.Tenra
H. L. lKMid. capltaJlat. Hickman. Ky. O. I'.Hurt. farmer and hankrr.Marttu.Tenu
THE CRYSTAL THEATRE
BOOKS GREAT PICTURE.
The manage.ment of the Crystal
Theatre has booked a great at
traction for next Tuesday
'The Fall of a Nation." For full
particulars, see tluir large an
nouncement in this issue. This is
an unusual and costly picture ami
should be seen by everyone. Few
towns the size of Hickman book
these big productions. If you
want to see the good ones right
here at home,' patronLz the iui
' tial show.
CLOVER SEED: 10 bushels of
native clover seed, recleaned, at
$'J a busheL Syd. L. Dodds. tfc
Mrs. Steve Stahr spent a few
days thw week in Fancy Farm.
LEE LINE AGENT RESIGNS.
BROTHER GETS PLACE.
A. O. Tilman, local agent for
the Lee Line t earners for more
than a year, has resigned and
was checked out yesterday. He
is succeeded by , his brother,
Olin A. Tilman, until recently of
lhe outgoing agent will ac
cept tli.e clerkship on the Str.
Menge-1 Box Co., sueceedJng Dee
Reid, tvho resigned to go into
the grocery business with liLs
brother, ilaek Reid.
If tou need a doctor call ua
and we will get one for you.
luekmaa Drug Uo.
Tlie backbone of winter seems
to be broken.
MRS. OMA SHAW
Agent for Joy Floral Co.
Orders may be left at
Hickman Drug Co.
ALL TRUE AMERICANS DEMAND
INSTANT ACTION FOR THIS ,
THREE VESSELS IN ONE DAY
Ruthless Brutality of Brutal Nation
Call Forth All tho Protest of P
tlsnt Peoplo To Strike QKck
and Pressrvs Honor.
London Three Amerkaa steam
Mjm have paid the toll ot the ruth
lean Oroitm submarine warfare and
are now at the bottom of the ocean,
with soine of their crewa drowned or
The City of Memphia. from Cardiff
to Nw York, was sunk by a torpedo
35 miles south of Fastnet at 4 o'clock
Saturday afternoon. After treat suf
fering 15 of the crew landed at Skull
27 hours later: 84 hae been picked
ud at sea and eight are missing.
The VlRilancia. the last report of
which was wh-n she left New York
for France on Feb. 28. was torpedoed
without warning, her officers and men
uiiinr nn im rf th aubmarine. Six
officers and 23 of the crew were land
ed at Sicily Islands. One officer and
13 men are missing.
The Illinois, a big tank oil steamer
owned by the Texas Oil Company.
from London for New York, in bal
last, was sunk at S o'clock Sunday
morning. The officers and crew are
reported to have been landed at Sicily
a Having opened a new grocery store at the old
E. B. Prather stand, we take this means of soliciting
a share of the business of our friends and the gen-
eral public. We will handle a well selected, high
J class stock of
TORPEDO FINDS U. S. VICTIM
American Liner Algonquin Is Sunk
By German U-Boat With
New York. The American at earn
ship Algonquin, with 10 Americana on
board, was sunk by a German subou
rine with a loss of vessel and caret
valued at Jl.TOO.OuO. ?
A cable message received here bf
her owners, the American Star Liui,
and dispatches from Loudon told tt
the apparent safety of all the officers
and crew, 2 of whom have been safe
ly landed. '
Four of the Americans on the Al
gonquin were bom iu the United
States and the other six are natural
ized American citizens, according to
the records on file here.
SALT MEATS, Etc
I which will be sold . at most reasonable prices. It
a It 1 . . . .1 1 a
wiu oe our constant aim to give you me very uen
service. We deliver in the city; call either phone
No. 38. If our goods are not absolutely satisfacto
ry, fahirn tVm nnrl rrt vnilf mnnPV. A share of
IT - j ' - - ew- j
your trade will be greatly appreciated.
Next door to La Clede Hotel.
Cfor!al A few garden tools, single trees,
X OpSClal devices, trace chains, etc., formerly
1 in the stock of the Prath- TaZ TRmmlZw X
uig uai aiAi
1 er store, to close out at a
COLOMBIA TREATY HELD UP
Long Discussed Twenty-Five Million
"Black Mail" Case De
Washington. The treaty with Co
lombia to pay $25.0(10.000 for partition'
of fiiuma, was withdrawn from the
senate on motion of Chairman Stone,
ot the foreign relations committee, and
will not be acted upon at the present
special senate session.
Senator Stone's action was taken to
foreshadow further diplomatic nego
tiations with ' Colombia for a new
treaty which would not be received
with such strong objections. An ef
fort to frame a more acceptable
treaty la expected before the congress
mhicn convenes in special session on
April IS has adjourned.
W. W. WEST DIES.
W. W. .West, who re-sides in
(the Henry Addition, died Sun-
1 l" . 1 1 a!
ti.iy axiemoon, iouiwjng u lurec
years' illness of chronic dysen
tery, lie was 55 years old,
'Jig iborn in Kentucky July IS,
1861. A wife and three ftmall
children survive him. The body
was interred at the city cemetery.
Mr. West had been unabled to
work for some time and was a
man of very limited means, and
the "Good Fellows" of Hickman
made up a generous purse for
the immediate needs of the
About the ixext big problem to
confront the city dads will le
that r,f a drainage svstem to
take care of tLe rain water which
accumulates behind the new
levee. This proposition will cost
a bunch of money, but it cannot
My prices and goods entitles
me to a share of your grocery
and feed business. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Jack Stahr.
Fulton county can still boast of
the best dirt roads in Kentucky
but, oh, you Hickman streets, in
the west end.
Chicago. One woman wn burned
to death and three men axe believed
to have perished In & fire which de
stroyed th Scottish Old People's
home in Riverside.
View Retreat Calmly.
London. Newspapers generally
take a fairly sober view of the Ger
man retreat, and. while insisting that
the retirements have ben forced, re
frain from making any claim that the
Germans are on the run.
Food Supplies Gratifying.
Copenhagen. Petrograd now is well
supplied with bread and grain, and
prices have dropped to normal, says
the Dagens Nyheter Stockholm cor
respondent, quoting advice received
Driven From Forest.
Washington. In sustaining injunc
tions ousting Utah hydro-electric pow
er companies from federal forest res
ervations, the supreme court upheld
federal and limited state sovereignty
In developing resourc In western
"public land" states.
Azuma to Bear Guthrie's Body.
Washington. Japan has assigned
the armored cruiser Azuma to bring
home the body oX Ambassador Guth
rie. Mrs. Guthrie la returning with,
the body on the same ship.
Romanoff Go to Llvadla.
Petrograd. Nicholas Romanoff, as
the former emperor now is designat
ed, left with his staff for bis personal
estates at Livadia, on the south coast
of the Crimea.
STEAMER GEORGIA LEE
NOW IN ST. LOUIS TRADE.
The Str. Georgia Lee leaves
jrenmhis today for St. Louis, and
will pass Hickman on the
trip Saturday. Sh will leave St,
Iouis on the return trip Tuesday.
Thereafter she Aviil leave iMem
phis evA-rv rruiay at noon ana
St. Louis Tuesdays at 5 p. in.
This is the first St. Louis ser
vice the Lee people have ut
temptod in several months. Lo
cal .shippers will be glad to learn
this loat is in service again.
ESCAPE FROM JAIL ENDS
N NEGRO LYNCHING.
Four negro prisoners broke jail
at Dyer&b org Sunday and escap
ed on passing freight trains elud
ing the officers before their es
cape from the city could be pre
vented. One of the prisoners was
captured near Xewbern and re
turned to jail. Two others were
ocated two miles north of Halls
i j. T r e "r
by Jepuxy 5tierm tjeix iir
brough. When th officer at
tempted to arrest the two ne
groes, Will Thomas, one of thwn,
hot the officer with a single-bar
reled shot gun, the entire charge
entering the officer's body, kills
ing him instantly. One shot from .
the officer's pistol entered the
negro's mouth and jav, paralyz
ing his sjjeech. The other negro
escaped when the shots attracted
other men. Thomas surrendered,
but begging to be turned over to
tlue sheriff of Dyer county, and
as an inducement to do so stated
that there was a reward of $1000
for him froon that county.
As soon as the tragic death of
Yarb rough was learned by his
friends, in Ilalls, they formed a
mob and hanged the negro to a
tree north of Ilalls.
The Thomas negro was in jail
charged with shooting an Illinois
Central trainman near rowlkes,
in Dyer county, and had served
a penitentiary sentence for a
From thoroughbred R. I. Reds
of good color and good layers.
Stock kept well improved. Set
ting of 15 50c. Not prepared to
ship. Luther Csxr, route 1, Hick
man. Ky. 3-22p
Tire wind and water a few
days aro cut considerably the
river side of the new West Ilick
man Levee. That section Under
the control of the Mengel Box
Box Co. has been protected with
boards. The levee is still soft
and unsettled, making ist an easy
prey to the river waves.
EGOS FOR HATCHING : Thor
oughbred Rhode Island Reds and
White Ijesrhorn ecrcs. settmer of
15 for $1. Orders promptly fill
ed. Phone Cumb. 49 or write
Mrs. II. L. Curlin, WToodland
Mills, Tenn. 4-5p
ROOMS FOR KLNT over
Fethe's Book Store. Phone 66,tfc
Parsnips, Celery, Peppers, Let
tuce, Oranges, Apples, Figs. Can
Berries, Nuts, etc., at Betters-worth's.
Mm. i. tok
Portable Sewing Machine
In designing this wonderfully compact machine every disad
vantage of the old-fashioned sewing machine was thrown aside.
You don't have to pedal it a pressure on the foot control starts
the motor, regulates the speed and stops- motor instantly. You
can sew all day without tiring and at a cost of about one-half
cent an hour for current
It is never in the way, for it can be put on the closet-shelf
when not in use. You can use it wherever there is an electric
light socket. In its essential parts it is a full sized, high-grade
sewing machine, capable of as fine work as any machine. And
the cost is less than that of most any of the well-known makes of
We want you to try this Electric Sewing Machine in your own
home on 10 DAYS FREE TRIAL. And we know you wont
go back to the old style foot power machine.
PHONE 48 FOR DEMONSTRATION
Kentucky Light & Power Co.
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.
Friday, March 24th.
Litany aud Sermon 7 :30 p. m.
Subject, "The Power of the
Fifth Sunday in Lent (Passion
Sunday) March 26th.
Holy communion 8 a. m.
Sunday School 10 a. m.
Holy communion and sermon at
11 a. m.
Subject, "The Day of Judg
Even song and sermon 7 p. in.
Subject, "The Journey End
ed."' Wednesday, March 28th. .
Litany and address 3:30 p. m.
Subject, "The Holy Spirit In
Friday, March 30th.
Litany and sermon 7.30 p. m.
Subject, "Enduring the
Confirmation . class meets on
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock in
the Rector's study. The Right
Reverend the Bishop will visit the
parish for the purpose of Con
firmation on Sunday, April 29th. '
Rev. W. P. Rennenberg,
STORE BUILDING for sale:
Two of them 40x20 feet, in East
Hickman ; both new, good loca
tion. Also 6-room residence. A
bargain. See Frank Barkett. tfc ,
In the honor roll of the pub
lic sechools last week, the names
of Norine Hunziker and IMarine
Calvin were unintentionally omit-
ted from the 7th grade copy.
J. Wr. Morris went to Crutch
field this week to . attend the -bedside
of his kinsman, . Marion
Moore, who has been dangerous
ly ill. '
FOR SALE : one 80 h. p. boiler,
also one 75 h. p. engine, almost
as good as new and will sell dirt
cheap. See Syd. L. Dodds. tffc
Stove Pipes, Elbows, Coal
Hods, Pokers, Shovels,, Dampen
and Bull Dog Wire Fence An
chors at Bettersworth's.
F.'S. Moore spent a few days
last week in St. Louis.
Harness at Bondurant Bros.
Sye, ar, Tfose
and tJhroat. '
Makes a Specialty of Testing
...Eyes and Fitting Glasses...
Office Up-sLairs in Datfd's Eij.