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The Reelfoot Lake Matter.
Iu the case of the .Suite of Tennessee vs. West Tennessee Land Co. et al. the demurrer of the West Tennessee Land Co. to the bill was argued before Chan cellor Cooper, at Chamber, about two weeks ago. The Chancellor, at the pres ent term of court, has filed his opinion . on the questions raised by said demur rer. A number of the grounds of de murrer were sustained by the court, oth ers were overruled, but the defendants were Riven leave to rely on all such grounds of the hearing as were disal lowed. The result is that the following parts of the bill were dismissed, to-wit So much of the bill as seeks to im peach the grants issued to George Doh erty by the State of North Carolina, cov ering about 10,000 acres of the Jake, extending from old Idlewild to the low er end of the lake. Also dismissing such parts of the bill , JM charge that there was an abandon ment of said property, the court hold ing, in substance, that a perfect legal title cannot be abandoned as a matter et law. A!s3 dismissing the bill insofar as it seeks to annul the grants of W. II Caldwell because he was deputy entry taker at the time those entries were made. This decision, if not appealed from, in effect confirms to the West Tenncs ee Land Co. all of that part of the lake extending from old Idlewild to the foot of the lake. The other questions raised by the bill regarding the Caldwell grants will have to be answered, and disposed of by the court hereafter. In regard to the question of naviga bility of the lake covered by the Doh erty granta, the court was of the opin ion that whether navigable in law or in fact, said property was acquired before the formation of said lake, and the cov ering of the said land by water would not deprive the owners of the title. In any case of point herein disposed of by the Chancellor, an appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court, where the case will be disposed of in its entirety and the equities adjusted by the highest court in the State, which will he final, " The bringing of the suit contemplated decision by the Supreme Court so that the ownership of tho lake could not be a matter of doubt, and until the Su premo Court does pass upon these titles there will always be trouble over the matter. New Vaults. , , i milieu commendation ami praise is due tho Obion County Court for the order for rlaus and specifications for ii w tire-proof vaults, which the ourt has decided to install in the eourthou for the preservation of records in the offices of the County Court Clerk, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Clerk aud Master of the Chancery Court, and the extension of vault in the Register's ofiice. The thanks of the public are also due Judge Lawson for recommend ing the measure and Esq. Brice for in troducing it for passage, and none the less to Attorney Geo. R. Kenney who was the cause of the measure being ta ken up at this term. These vaults are absolutely necessary to the safe keeping and preservation of the records and should have been installed years ago. All honor to these gentlemen and may their shadows never grow less. The Enumeration. "Mr. Biggs, the supervisor of the cen sus for this district of Tennessee, was here from Martin this week instructing the enumerators in their work which begins April 15. The enumerators are for Union City Messrs. Henry Moffett, Will Watts and Will Whitson. An effort is being made this time by the Administration to get the work of the census done in as perfect and complete a manner as possible and for this pur pose the enumerators are being drilled and the work systematized. Teague Wins Debate. The last debate of the season with the Alpha Epsilons and Epsilon Ehos was captured by the Epsilon Rhos, the con testants being Teague and Wilson. The debate was upon the Woman's Suffrage question. Both speakers did ample jus tiw to themselves in their speeches. The judges were J. M. Brice, D. J. Caldwell and Mr. Hudgins. Pannella's Orchestra. Mr. Walter Morris, owner and mana ger of the Gem, authorizes us to an nounce that Pannella's Orchestra, which was so popular here during the visit in the winter, will return to the Gem for a month's engagement, beginning next Monday night. The orchestra has been enlarged with the addition of a cornet, making now altogether four pieces two violins, harp and cornet The citizens here will be glad to hear this announce ment. The Gem has since its opening- last fall been a very popular place of I amusement. The programs have at all times been attractive and interesting. The pictures, the music and especially tho songs by Miss Katharine Morris havo given our people a great deal of pleasure. For sometime the house has been packed at every Friday night's performance, it being the regular occa sion for awarding tho premiums offered. On the Train. Yesterday at high noon on an Illinois Central train, between Obion and Mof fett Junction, Mr. Dickey, of Rives, and Mrs. Briggs, of this city, were united in marriage, Esq. J. F. Holloway, of near Rives, officiating. Col. T. J. Latimer, of this city, was the only witness. Mrs. Briggs was returning from a visit to Texas and Mr. Dickey met her at Obion. Stops, C -MeuraMa 71 T Republicans Meet Pursuant o call the Republican Com mittee of the Ninth Tennessee District met Tuesday with Chairman J. C. Bur dick presiding and a full attendance of the committee present. Everything was harmonious. Evans and Brown low members voting together, regardless of old factional troubles. Resolutions endorsing the admim's tration of President Taft, the "loyal and patriotic" position of W. B. Brown low and Austin in standing by the ad ministration and Speaker Cannon. Hon G. T. Taylor was endorsed for reappoint ment as postmaster, and the resolutions by Hon. Newell Sanders, Republican State Chairman, as the postoffice referee in Tennessee before he makes a recom mendation as to the Union City office to give the worth and standing of Mr laylor and the wishes of people due consideration. The date of the Congressional con vention was fixed for June 14 at Union City. School Out Miss Jane Wilson, one of the county's best public school teachers, as just closed another fine school term aj PI ant Hill, and returns to her home near Troy. Among the county teachers probably there is not another whose services are more in demand in the schoolroom than are those of Miss Wil son. She has identified herself with the educational interests of the county in a way that will redound to her good name and that of the county schools. Locate Here. Dr. C. T. Martin, of McMinnville, who has been practicing his profession as an oculist at that place for the past eight years, comes to Union City to lo cate and will be associated with Dr. McMichael in that gentleman's office in the city. Dr. Martin is a native Ten- nessean from Brownsville. He comes to the city with the highest indorse ments. Dr. Martin and family will lo cate here and the people will be glad to extend a cordial reception. The W. C. T. U. The W. C. T. U. meeting last Friday at the home of one of the members Mrs. W. A. Nailling on Exchange street was well attended. Several new mem bers were present. Among the visitor present was Mrs. St. John Waddell, of Memphis, who was called upon to give a few minute's talk; She gave a brief talk right to the point. . She has a pleas ant personality. The meeting was con ducted by the president, Mrs. W. L. White, in a decisive and charming man ner all business dispatched in order The talk by Mr. Jerry Cloar was en joyed by everyone present, it being both instructive and encouraging. The next meeting will be, with Mrs. Sam Brum mel Friday, April 15, at 3 p. m. ' ; THERE ISA REASON Per March Sales this year, as Compared with Last SHOW AN INCREASE OF 55 PER CENT Our Stock is Large - Our Prices Low - Our Service Best THERE IS A REASON A Great Sale of Dress Goods. We have put 'on sale about Nine Thousand (9,000) yards of Dress Goods, all at one price. This is the largest lot of dress goods ever put on sale at one price in this State. The price, 25 cents the yard. This immense offer embraces every new color every new fabric of the season: Seco silk, Suisine silk, Congo, Rajah and Himilaya silk, Irish poplin, silk stripe poplin, Pongee silk linen, Foulard and Luxury silk. All at one price, 25 per yard. Special Sale of Ready-made Sheets and Sheeting. ' Note these Under-the-market prices. 81x90 Heavy Bleached Sheets, special., 65 c 9- 4 Unbleached Sheeting, per yard 25c 10- 4 Unbleached Sheeting, per yard 28c Royal Society Embroidery Floss. We are sole agents for this fa mous floss, the only embroidery thread that will not fade. We carry their full line of stenciled pieces for fancy work. The shooting, tearing pains of neuralgia are caused by excitement of the nerves. Sciatica is also a nerve pain. Sloan ' Liniment, a soothing external application, stops neuralgia pains at once, quiets the nerves, relieves that feeling of numbness which is often a warning of paralysis, and by its tonic effect on the nervous and muscular tissues, gives permanent as well as immedi ate relief. One Application Relieved the Pain. Mr. J. C. Lee, of noo Ninth St., S. E., Washington, D. C, write: I advised a lady who was a meat sufferer from neuralgia to trv Sloan'n t in!. an A ft . L ' I f 1 . . . ... syiei .rug f(jiiuwuil iuo paiu i( ner KuCl QB DOS DO! DCCn trOUDJea Birthday Party. ihomas cowuen entertained a num ber of his little friends on his eighth birthday, April 2, 1910. They enjoyed games until 4:30 o'clock when they were ushered into the beautifully deco- rated dining room and delightful re freshments were served. The presents were numerous and lovely. Those pres ent were Martha Kenney, Mary Butler, Mozelle Reeves, Julia Embry, Komona Dietzel, Mary Hill Mo.sier, Annie James Morgan, Emily Woosley, Vieva Eoper, Hattie Campbell, Virginia Niles, Nell Dahnke, Willie Virginia Scott, Inez Lovelace, John Elgin Wrather, Henry Dahnke, Fred Dahnke, Millard Car men, William Paul Nailling, Paul Jones and Thomas Cowden. Seed corn for sale, St. Charles and Gould mixed, picked and shelled, $1.25 per bushel. D. Forester, south of city. menu irith It since. is the best remedy for Rheumatism, Stiff Joints and Sprains and all Pains. ' At All Druftsists. Price 23c, GOo. and $l.O0. Sloan's Treat 1m on th Iforaa sent Fro. Address DR. EARL S. SLOAN, BOSTON, MASS. T 2. County Court Land Sale. Mrs. Emma Cobb et al. ) vs. Lula Cobb et al. ; In obedience to an interlocutory decree made and entered in the above styled cause, i win sell to tne nignest, ana nest bidder at the east door of the courthouse in Union City, Tenn.,'on Saturday, the 23d day of April, 1910, the following described town lots situ ated in Union City, Tenn.: The first lot is bounded and described as follows! On the south by East Mer cer street, east by C. E. Cobb, north by Vaden and west by Will Diggs, same fronting on Mercer street 50 feet and running back 75 feet. Second lot bound ed smith by East Church street and the steam laundry, eaSt ly Mrs. Jones and the steam laundry, north by East Ex change street and west by South Bank street. This lot lies just east of the Brack in -Hotel property. This sale is for division among the heirs of C. E. Cobb, deceased. Terms of sale: One-half cash and the remainder due and payable in six months from date, the purchaser to execute note with approved security, and a lein will be retained on the lots for the unpaid purchasenioney. This Ctliday of April, 1910. S. F. HOWARD, Clerk. IT WILL PAY YOU TO VISIT UNION CITY'S GREATEST MILLINERY STORE! We are showing many new creations that have sprung into popularity since the opening of the season, and you cannot say you have seen the latest until you come here. Moram-Verihdne Co. SHOE REPAIRING. We have secured a fjrst-class cobbler in our shoe department and are prepared to do repair work promptly and satisfacto rily. MORGAN-VERHINE CO. Bought Big Farm. Dr. C. W. Miles has bought through the agency of the real estate dealers, Beckham fe Mays, the fine McAlister farm, owned by Mrs. McAlister, con taining about 250 acres. STRAYED From Hickman, Ky., March 24, one bay horse 15 hands high, blaze-face pacer, one blue mare mule 16 hands high pitched in left knee. Will pay $5 reward. Write or phone R. R. j Rogers, Hickman, Ky. i Death of Miss Mag Moffatt. Miss Mag Moffatt, elder sister of Mrs. Fannie Reeves of this city, died at her home in Troy on Monday morning April 4, from tho effects of a stroke of paralysis, with which she had been af Hietcd since October-, 1908. Miss Moffatt was a half sister of the late Jas. S. Moffatt and a native of South Carolina. She was born Jan. 17, 1830, and moved to Tennessee in 1840. Miss Moffatt was a member of the A. R. P. Church at Troy and a lady of of Christian virtues and lofty character. In the honKVTvith her resided her niece, Mrs. Cora Smith, who tenderly watched and nursed the invalid. Services were held at the A. II. P. Church, conducted by Rev. T. P. Pressly. Interment at the Troy Ceme tery. ' Coal Coke Wood Call Tel. 150. :::::::: :: :: ::::::.: AVE YOU TtRi P. JERSEY REAM FLOUR Ask Your Grocer for it 'NONE BETTER 0 P. la hnke-Walker Tiling Co. 1 Ask us for prices when selling your grain. Bank Opening. The Farmers Exchange Bank, with its beautiful mahogany furniture, its richly coated walls, tiled floor. I to?' popular cashier, Harris Parks, and handsome assistant, Robert White, was opened to the public in the new Nail ling building last Monday morning. The stock of this new bank is already increasing in price and value, and the prospects for its future are very flatter- ing indeed. ' Third Annual Exhibition. Primary and low grammar grades, Friday, April 8, 2 p. m., Union City Public School. Mermaid's Dance Clatie Andrews Yawning Song ..Fourth and Fifth Boys and Girls Seein' Thing9 at Night Sarah Nash The Owl First Girls J Little Ked Drum J hud Hoys Yankee Doodle Lawrence Nute Thomas the Pretender Fred Dahnke Cuckoo , Second Boys Umbrella Song Selected Fourth and Fifth Jolly Brother's Galop., , Ollie Mai Parks Entertaining Sister's Beau Lillian Bird Whitest!1. My Ma's Waltz Lucile Ransoa- Japanese Song and Fan Drill Second Girls Sing, Robin, Sing.. . Willette Baird School Time First Boys The Flower Song, Nell Dyer Nobody Man....Fourth and Fifth Bovs ' Innocence Fannie Mott Dri.skill Jack and Jill Polka..... Louise White Johnny's Checker Story.... A ...RobertiDri.sk ill The Bee Part Song ..Fourth and Fifth Selected Vocal music under supervision of Mis9 Moore. Instrumental music under supervis ion of Mr. Ownby. Readings under supervision of Miss 1 Fowlkes. Everything free. Cotue And bring your friends. C A St. L. TIME TABLE. Arrive t'nioM City. EAST BOUND. No. 55. .7.40 a.m. No. 3..3.00p.m - No. 53..11.15 p.m. WEST BOfSP. No.'52..6.44 a.m. No. 4-. .12.4(5 p.m . No. 54.7.52 p.m