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Mrs. Berryhill, Editor. Telephone 140. Kindly report a early con venient. Engagement Announced. At a prettily appointed bridge lunch eon given by Mrs. Taine Bradford on Tuesday afternoon, the .formal an nouncement of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Nora Gardner to Captain Ben. L. Capell was made. The announcement came as a com plete surprise to the bride-elect's friends, many of whom were preoent. It was made by Mm. Bob White draw ing a lucky numbered carnation from a sheath of pink carnations, which Kemp, of Clinton, which was solem nized Tuesday afternoon at the manse of the First Methodist Church at Martin, Tenn., by Rev. A. J. Meaders. Oniy the pastor's household witnessed the marriage. Fulton Leader. S ' Mrs. Alexander Entertains. Mrs. Lucy Alexander was at home to a party of friends last Friday night and served an elaborate supper with a varied menu beginning with baked duck. Motor Party. Mr. Walker Martin waa the host and chauffeur ot two enjoyable motor parties this week. The first party on Tuesday included Misses Bess, Dot and Marl brought her the consolation pri:e, the Beck and Agnes Coble. They were taken to State Line, where they enjoyed a persimmon hunt. The other party on Wednesday was given to Mrs. Aydelot, Misses Griffin, Coble and Be:k and consisted of a joy I ride to Martin and return. picture of an engaged couple. In the corner of the picture was tucked the announcement card. The approaching marriage will be solemnized on the morning of December 16, at the home of the brides' parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Gardner. As party honoree favors, Miss Gard ner was presented with a pair of pink silk hose and with the first prize of black silk hose won by Miss Bess Glascock Refreshment plates wore served to Mesdames Fred Danhko, Morri Miles Frank Adyolet, Marvin Blanton, Jas Porter of Nashville, Don Taylor of Fulton, Ky., Lexie Tarks, Bob White and Harry Fdwards and Misses Beck Griffin, Glasscock .Swiggart and Gardner Captain Capell was an important figure in the Stato militia during its mustering here, and though a native of Brownsville is a residont of Memphis being one among that city's influential younger attorneys. He is being sincere ly congratulated by his many friends and the friends of his daintily attractive fiance. Morris-Bransford Engagement. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Morris have is sued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Lucile, to MrMtobt. E. Bransford, to take place at home on Harrison street Thursday afternoon, Nov. 30, at 3 o'clock. The young peo plo are very popularly known and es teemed in Union City and the event is one in which much interest is centered from a general as woll as a social view point. The first entertainment in honor of the engagement was a linen shower given by Miss Ruth Rowland yesterday afternoon (Thursday) preceding the reg ular meeting of the Thursday aftornoon Whist blub, of which Miss Morris'is a popular member. Those included in the invitation are Mesdames Schloifer, Aydelot and Howse and Misses Rubye Littleton, Mabel Gnffin, Bess Beck, Lotta Morris, Willie Belle Mays, Lucile Posey, Katie Morris and Agnes Coble. Mrs. Schleifer entertained in honor of f m 1 . .. miss morns xuesuay evening witn a buffet luncheon. Covers were laid for only a few of the honoree's intimate friends and the regulation three-course meal served. , Wednesday Club. The Wednesday Bridge Club which was to have meet with Mrs. Sam Chandler was postponed pn account of Mrs. Chandler's illness. Miss Marie Lockhart is expected homo from Memphis, where she has been having a delightful visit of six months. Miss Agnes Coble goes to Nashvill Wednesday for a two weeks visit. A Nutting Party. The following were in a pleasure party Monday bent on fun and gathering hickory nuts: Mr. and Mrs. John atom, Misses Mildred Sheeffild, of Jackson, Nell Taylor, Dr. and Mrs. Al len and C. S. Head. They spent the entire day at Crockett and returned late in the evening with bushels of hickory nuts, tired but very happy. Cherry-Hays. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hays have announcod the engagement and ap proaching marriage of their daughter, w M.wt u.jv uii, lUI T U- liam Cherry, the wedding to be quietly solemnized on Wednesday evening, De comber 13, at the Hays home on Ala bama avenue in West Nashville. Smith-Morris. A marriage of special importance in Obion social affairs took place Wednes day evening at 6 o'clock at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Ella Morris, at Obion. It was the occasion of the nup tials of Sir. F. R. Smith, of Meridian, Miss., and Miss Anna Bess Morris, one of West Tennessee's charming and at nui;iiveyuuiiK lauies ana a grana-uaugu- ter of the well known citizen, W. M Wilson. , The ceremony was by Elder John R. Williams, The homo was beautifully decorated in green and white. The matron of honor, Mrs. A. Wilson, was dressed in a green silk embroidered lace costume over chiffon. The bride wore a costume of white embroidered lace over satin and carried a sheath of bride roses. The music was a selection from Lohengrin, by Miss Mary McClintock, of Marianna, Ark. Only a small c ompany of relatives and friends were present. The groom is connected with the M. k O. and South ern railroads as Bill Master. After tho ceremonies Mr. and Mrs. Smith left for a bridal trip to Mobile and will be at home in Meridian. Kemp-Norman. A wedding which came in the nature of a surprise to their many friends was that of Miss Carrie Norman, a popular I Fulton girl, and Mr. J. McLomore 1 Returning Woe. Speaking of dinnerparties, it is being remarked that slowly but surely the old and disheartening style of putting all the knives, forks and spoons on the table at once is becoming new again. It looks terribly discouraging and clutters the ta"ble up awfully. Instead of bringing in the table ware to be used on the forthcoming course, a charatible act that insures you against the crime of eating an oyster cocktail with a butter spreader instead of a bar spoon, every spoon, knife and fork owned and bor rowed by the hostess is spread out be side the covers in fiendish array. It is istressing to use the wrong fork on the salads, distressing to you as well as the salads. If you use the wrong fork and the salad is made of tough vegeta bles, the salad is apt to roll off its plate and fly in your face or the lap of some otner guest. Then you could never get over that. To use the wrong fork and then ruin somebody's dress is a terrible cup of bitterness. The only thing to do in case all the table ware is laid out is to use the things the way they come fo the separate courses, and should you find yourself eating peas with a knife upbraid your hostess for having the knife in tho wrong order. Appreciated. Mrs. R. Green, corresponding secre tary of John B. Gordon Chapter, U. D. C, Union City, Tenn. My Dear Mrs Green: Flease express to the John B. Gordon Chapter my sincere appreciation of the happiness of my Tennessee daugh ters over the honor that lias come to me and to them. To have them rejoice over it adds tenfold to the value of the prize. riease give my love to them collect ively and individually. Sincerely yours, Mrs. Alexander B. White. Office President General, North Adams, Mass., Nov. 18. The above is in answer to a letter of congratulations sent by the chapter. Presbyterian Church. Tho Rev. Oats, of Yorkville, S. C, will preach at the Presbyterian Church on North First street next Sunday. All cordially invited to hear him. An Incident of the Road. "Stop!" cried the man In the road. "You are exceeding the speed limit" "That's all nonsense," retorted Binks, bringing his car to a stand still. "That's what they al! a -aid the man in the road, climbing into the car "Ton can tell your story to the mag istrate at Hlaktown jest seven miles ip the road. Start along, please." Tbey drove on in silence to HInk- town, where, as the car drew up in front of the courthouse, the mas la the road got out much obliged for the lift," said h. "Tou can settle that matter of peed witn the magistj-t :e if you want to. As a stranger in these ber parts I don't think my word would go for much." "too mamy rnjiT! Although the season has just begn for the ladies to wear their New Fall and Winter Suits, we realize the fact that the selling time is short. We have too many Suits on hand for this late in the season. What must we do? . We have always made it a rule to not carry over a single suit if possible, as they are worthless to us another season. Besides, it is bad merchandising. To solve the problem, we have decided to create a demand by offering one of the most complete and best-selected lines of Suits at prices never before equalled in Union City, or any other city. Our first Grand Offer is this Choice of an Suit in the house The above offer means this: You can get unrestricted choice of our complete line of nearly one hundred beautiful styles, made of the finest materials and by the very best manufacturers in the country, that were formerly sold by us up to $35.00. Our Cheaper Suits. We are not only cutting' the price on our fine Suits, but cheap and medium-priced Suits as well. We Offer An all-wool, blue-serge Suit, satin lined coat, and entire suit strictly tailored in the very latest style, in all sizes, at 7.40 .... ,. . i POP' pi ll I , I f If mm . . rA f'..v All-wool, fancy Suits, in many styles and colors, that we former ly sold for from $15.00 to $18.50, now for A big line of Suits, including our line of odd sizes", suits that we sold at from $18.50 to $22.50, now for v 13.713 As to Sizes. We have all sizes, including a line of Junior Suits, in ages 1 5 and 17; Misses' Suits, 'ages 14 to 1 8; Ladies' Suits, sizes 32 to 44; and Stout Ladies' Odd-Size Suits, in sizes 39, 41, '43, 45 and 47. We also have a bier line of Dresses on hand that eo in this Sale At Actual Eastern Cost and Less. Sale Begins Saturday, Saturday Morning, Nov. :25, 1911 at 8 o'clock COME EARLY AND GET YOUR CHOICE. CO RUM JACK SON Banks Guarded by Soldiers. Like the Bank of England, the Bank of France is now guarded every night by soldiers, who do sentry duty out side the building, a watch being like wise kept inside its precincts. But within quite recent time the officials at the French bank resorted to a very novel method of protecting their bul lion. This consisted in engaging ma sons to wall up the doors of the vaults in the cellar with hydraulic mortar as soon as the money was deposited each day in these receptacles. The water was then turned on and kept running until the whole cellar was flooded. A burglar would be obliged to work in a diving suit and break down a cement wall before he could even begin to plunder the vaults. When the bank officials arrived next morning the wa ter was drawn oft. the masonry torn down and the vaults opened. Curi ously enough, within a few months after this obsolete maner of protecting the bank's cash was done away with. burglars did actually get Into the vaults and decamp with about $45,000 in gold coin. Strand Magazine. Life of the Grapevine. There are some who contend that the life of the grapevine is longer than that of the oak. It is rare that a wild grapevine is found that has died of old age. Pliny mentions a vine 600 years old. There is a vine I at Hampton Court, England, planted in 1769, while here in America there is a wild grapevine on the shores of Mo bile Bay, within a mll of Daphne. Ala. commonly known as the "General Jackson" vine, more than 6 feet in circumference at' its base. There Is a grapevine in Carpenteria, Cal.', tra der which more than eight hundred persons may stand. Its trunk is eight feet in diameter at the base and it has borne as high as ten tons of fruit. It is said that this vine was planted, in 1842. Cheap Mode of Living. With no rent to pay, no street car fares or other of the usual unavoid able city expenses to meet, the barge and canal jboat men of the Nether lands live possibly the most frugal lives of any of the urban working classes In Europe. They, with their families, exist In the hulls of their craft The rooms are small, with lit tle ventilation, and necessarily low to enable the boats to pass under the bridges. The decks form the chil dren's playground. Chickens art sometimes kept on the boat and con sume the garbage. .-'.' Nails In Hard Wood. It will be found almost impossible to drive thin steel nails into hard wood, for the moment you hit them hard enough to puncture the wood they bend over on themselves. VERITABLE SLAVE TO DUTY Mr. Billtops Wishes Hs Could Mrs. Billtops to Take a Nap ' Occasionally. Get "After dinner on Sunday, and In fact after dinner on, various other days, I like," said Mr. BUltops, "to take a little nap, and I take those naps very easily. I Just let my head drop back on the chair and the first thing you know I'm in the land of dreams, dozing away very comfortably as I did after dinner last night for instance. "But last night when I had waked up and had smiled across the table at Mrs, Billtops sitting on the other side sewing, and had said to ber, as I guess I have said a thousand times, 'My dear, I think I must have dropped asleep.' 'Ezra,' she said to me, 'I never could take a nap like that. Sometimes I fall asleep over my work, and some times I go to sleep over the newspa per, but to sit down and deliberately let myself go to sleep like that is something I could never do. I should think it was a sin. 1 , "And that's the trouble with Mrs. How Perfume Is Weighed. It was the Italian physician Salvi onl who devised a, microbalance of such extreme delicacy that It clearly demonstrated the loss of weight of musk by volatilization. Thus the in visible perfume floating off In the air is indirectly weighed. The essential part of the apparatus Is a very thin thread of glass, fixed at one end and extended horizontally. The microscopic objects to be weighed are placed upon the glass thread near tta free end and the amount of flexure produced is observed with a micro scope magnifying 100 diameters. A mote weighing one thousandth of a milligram is said perceptibly to ben the thread. Buffalo Courier. Many people employ the use of small gimlet to bore the bole destined ' Billtops, that's the trouble, she's got to hold the nail, and few people know ' too sensitive a conscience. She thinks that if yellow soap is rubbed on the nail it can be driven in the hardest wood with ease. This trick was learned by a carpen ter, who discovered It accidentally. Now whenever he Is working wit hard wood he keeps a cake of soap near by and sticks it full of nails, using them as he needs them. He also has a deep hole cut In" the handle of his favorite hammer and keeps it filled with soap In which to tick the nails if the cake of soap is lot conveniently near. v she must be doing something all the time. "There are so many things to be done and she thinks it her duty to keep always at ., never to waste a minute's time. She's a slave to duty, and idleness in any form she looks up on as a sin. She's very lenient with all the rest of us. very kind and gen tle, but to herself she denies all lux ury. .; -rt - ; "I wish that I could persuade Mrs. Billtops to take a little nan occasionally.- r Curing Forgetfulness. I used to , be very forgetful, and could not ffcinember half the time whore' I had put things around the house, says a writer In Harper's Ba zar. Finally I hit on this scheme. I. live in th upper fiat of a two family house, and there are Just eight rooms in our flat I got a big white sheet of paper, and wrote on it the names of the eight rooms, and beside the name of each room I wrote the name of a certain place in that room. I decided that every time I put any thing out of my bands for a minute I would put It In the place beside the name of that room on the paper, v The paper I tacked op in a conspic uous place la my own room, , By using this system I always knew just where to look for things, and after a little while I got so la the habit of putting things in certain places and of remembering where I put them that I no longer needed the paper-.