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AVERAGE ,TENN. ACRE ' - . IS ASSESSED $8.64 Increase in Valuation in Last '35 Years is Only $2.59. When thrfnew State Tax Commission meets to-day in Nashville to attempt the preparation of a tax code for the State, one of the interesting facts which it will consider is that Tennessee's broad and fertile acres,, from the East Tennessee : bills bursting with mineral wealth, on across the blue grass region of the mid dle basin to the rolling valleys of the west, are worth, so far as the tax records of the State are concerned, only $8.64 each. . . v In searching the records the commis sion will find that the 35 years which! nave run along since lSbU nave in creased the assessed valuation of Ti.-iv nessee farm lands only $2.59 an acre, In 1880 the assessed valuation of the average Tennessee acre was $6.05: in 1914 it was $8.64. The records show that while the tax assessors, have been a little bit discrimi natory, when justified, iD assessing the lands of a prosperous county at a higher figure than the lands of the poorer counties, still, taken all in all, the aver age is fairly well struck in each, of the grand divisions of the State. For instance, in East Tennessee the average is $7.84; in Middle Tennessee, $8.46, and in West Tennessee, $8.64. Comparison shows also that the increase in the last 35 years has been about the same in the grand divisions. In 1880 the average in East Tennessee was $4.67; in Middle Tennessee,- $6.71, and in' West Tennessee $6. ' DAVIDSON LEADS THE LIST. In 1914 the total number of acres listed for taxation purposes in the State was 25,933,784, with a total valuation of $224,154,622. This does not include town lots valued at $250,005,647, though it is one of the grounds for the complaint of Tennessee cities that they bear the brunt of the taxes, for the town lots are assessed at more than the acres. If the well-known theory that a city grows only in proportion to the sur rounding community is sound, it at least suffers when the records show that while in 1914 town lots were worth more than the acreage, yet in 1880 the total valuation of the acreage was $150,000, O00, against a town lot valuation of only $46,000,000. The acreage kept in the lead until 1910, when both were as sessed at $210,000,000 each. Since then the city assessments have been growing. Davidson County farm land, which ljas led all counties for years, is still in the lead with an assessed valuation of $42.98. - Montgomery is next in Mid dle Tennessee, with an average of $18.04, and Rutherford third, with $16.80. CANNOT BE BOUGHT FOR $100. Coffee County farms are assessed at $2 62 an acre, and yet Coffee County lately has been growing better tobacco than Montgomery farms at $18.04 an acre. Shelby leads West Tennessee with an average valuation of $27.53, and Henry is next, with $20.64. There are thousands of acres of land in Tennessee that cannot be touched for less than $100 an acre. Even in Gibson County,, where there is plenty of high priced land, the average assessed value is $14.23; in Dyer it is $11.84, and in Obion $18.66. : : , Statistics show that Tennessee farm lands are not assessed at more than from 10 to 20 per cent of their actua value while the city lots, particularly in Mem phis, are assessed at from 40 to. 60 per cent. ; The constitution requires assessors to make all property returns upon the ac tual value of the property assessed. Failure to do this has often resulted, particularly in case of large mineral tracts in East.and Middle Tennessee, in unpopular back assessments, - which have reached a somewhat oppressive stage within recent years. If assessors were required to assess property at its actual value, and a State board of equalization created with power to see that the requirement is carried out, even if the assessor has to suffer the con sequences, the general tax rate could be lowered accordingly, and all back as sessments discontinued, except, where actual fraud is shown. Commercial Appeal. Was in the stomach and bowels is a disagreeable symptom of a torpid liver. To get rid of it quickly take HERBINE. It is a marvelous liver stimulant and bowel purifier. Price 50c. Sold by Oli ver's Red Cross Drug Store. Adv. "Peg o' My Heart." "Peg o' My Heart," Oliver Morosco's most talked of success, which comes to the Reynolds Theatre on Wednesday night next, is one of the rare comedies with a reason to offer for its existence, a comedy in which humor and whims blend delightfully with pathos. Some one has added tears to smiles, and thus defined humor. Be that definition cor rect, "Peg o' My Heart" and humor are synonymous. The story is one of singular appeal, dealing as it does with a young girl whose father has eloped with the young est daughter of an aristocratic and weal thy English family. They reach Amer ica, where Peg is born. Soon after her birth her mother dies. Peg is brought up by her father, who does not correct her, arguing that "It is the original sin that is breaking out in you, and indeed you are not responsible; it's me." This, according to Peg, is a grand way in which to bring up a child. Eea Mar tin's interpretation of the character of "Peg" leaves nothing to be desired, for not in many a day has Southern thea tre goers been so delightfully amused as by her artistry. She is well qualified in every way to follow her, predecessor, Laurette Tavlor, who played Peg for 604 consecutive performances at the Cort Theatre. New York. Miss Martin is surrounded with an excellent cast, whose work has been favorably com mented on in all of the larger cities of the South thus far visited. V HIVES. . J. W. Thome attended to business in Union City Monday. -, Miss Bettie White, of Union , City, spent the week with Mrs. E. II. White. Miss 'White leaves the last of the month for a stay of several mouths in Colorado. Mrs. Jerry Spikes entertained Tues day. Those present were Mesdames RY L. Phebus, E. H. White and Miss Bet tie White, Rev. W. O. Weir and wife and Miss May Brown were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Knox Harper. Mr. and Mrs. Max Phebus, of Pleas ant Hill, were Tuesday guests of Dr. and Mrs. T. P. Palmer. A few days past Miss Missie Harris bad a few guests for the day. Those present were: Mesdames Knox Harper, R. L. Phebus, Allen Wade, Max Phe bus and Misses Jessie Callicott and Martha Wade. The delegates and visitors to the Grand Lodge of the F. & A. M. and the Grand Chapter of the O. E.-S. have come in from Nashville, reporting the work pro gressing and membership increasing. Of the O. E. S. there were thirty-five Past Grand Patrons and Past Grand Matrons present. Several of these were from nearby States. Those reported on the sick list are Mrs. Jas. McCaw and Miss Davis Shropshire. Tom Hamilton, of Number Seven, and Clinton Callicott, of Pleasant Hill, attended to business here Saturday. ll fP Alo) p)(nl'infl 15) W I I blAU If w w IL U jO Make Your Own Healing Remedy at Home. Buy a 50c bottle of Farris' Healing Remedy, add to it a pint of Linseed Oil to make a healing oil, or add to it a pound of lard or a pound of vaseline to make an ointment. You will then have sixteen ounces of the Healing Remedy for harness and saddle galls, barbed wire cuts, scratches, or any hurt or sore where the skin is broken. Posi tively guaranteed the best made. Make it at home. By so doing you have $2.00 worth for '50c. For sale by Frank C. Wehman. Adv. FOR SALE Good, recleaned shelled corn, apply to Howell Grain and Feed Co. 36-tf NOW IS THE TIE TO BUY Clover, Red Top Timothy, and Other Field Seed We Carry the Best the market affords. PRICES RIGHT. TERMS CASH. We have a full line of Buggies, Wagons Farming Implements The Celebrated Deering Disc Harrows, Bind ers, Mowers, and Rakes; I. H. C. Engines and Mills. It will pay you to see us before you buy. Tisdale & Jackson Deering Building OBION. John Nichols and wife, of Polk, were called to Prescott, Ark., last week to at tend the bedside of their son, Fred Nich ols, who is very sick. Wilson Smith and wife, of Moriah, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Nich ols Monday night. Miss Louise Weatherspoon returned to her home at Nashville, Tuesday after a visit of two weeks to her cousin, Miss Lulee Jones. Attorney E. J. Green is on the sick list this week. Miss Lessie Cox left Sunday for Mem phis, where she goes to enter the City Hospital as a nurse. The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Archie has about recovered from a se vere illness. Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Cason are the parents of a new son, which was born Sunday night. Jess Starnes and daughter, of near town are spending a few days in Dawson for the benefit of Mr. Starnes' health.' Mrs. A. . Flowers, of Kenton, is the guostof her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Reed. Mrs. Don Williams, of Jackson, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Forester. Mrs. Roxie Hicks, and daughter, of Hornbeak, were in Obion Saturday en route to Finley to visit relatives. Miss Florence Smith returned Sunday from Nashville, where she had been vis itiug for the past week. Miss Pearl MeCorkle, who is teachin school at Baker's, spent Sunday at th home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fox, O. D. Hamilton, of Trimble, was business visitor in Obion Tuesday. I. W. Everett, W. L. Jackson, Geo Thompson, John and Frank Puckett were in St. Louis the first of the week oh business. Mrs. Jennie Slack, of Salt Lake City Utah, is the guest of her niece, Mrs. R H. Beard, of Obion, and other relatives at Trimble. G. O. Watson returned Saturday from Mississippi, where he had been for about a week iu the interest of the Obion Mill & Elevator Co. Hon. Tbos. O. Morris is in Camden, Tenn., this week on legal business. T. T. Paschall, of Fulton, was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. G. B. Baird, Monday. Mr. Paschall was en route home from Memphis, where he had been called to attend the funeral of his brother, Raymond Paschall, Sunday. L. T. Rawdon, the popular barber, is back at his post after an absence of sev eral weeks on account of illness. Mrs. Wells, of the city of Mason Hall, is visiting the home of E. J. and Mrs Green this week. rn UVI Union City, Tenn., Feb. 10, 11, 12 and 13 On above dates we will pay the following prices: Hens 11c Ducks, full feathered lie Roosters . 5c Turkeys 12c Geese, full feathered 8c Guineas, each . . ..... 20c Bring all the Poultry you can. This is an tremely high price for this season. ex U U o u Union City, S7S Tenn. iiip IS YOUR BLOOD RICH? , Poor Blood is the indirect cause of much winter sickness it allows chills, invites colds and sickness. . Nourishment alone, makes blood not drugs or liquors and the nourish ing food in Scott's Emulsion charges summer blood with winter richness and increases the red corpuscles. Its Cod Liver Oil warms the body, fortifies the lungs, and alleviates rheumatic tendencies. YOUR DRUGGIST HAS IT. M-W SHUN1 SUBSTITUTES. f Preparation Good Enough. Cadet Candidate Edwin Jf. Rodgers, 400 East Church street, Union City, Tenn. Dear Sir: The superintendent directs me to inform you that the Aca demic Board has approved the certifi cate submitted by you from the Union City High School, Union City, Tenn., under the provisions of Par. 2, General Orders, No. 38, War Department, Wash ington, D. C, May 22, 1914. You will not, therefore, be required to undergo the prescribed mental entrance exam ination for admission to the United States Military Academy. The superintendent directs that you present this letter to the president of the Examining Board at the military post where you are to report for physical examination. Very respectfully, C. Carter, Capt., Coast Artillery Corps, Adjt. A Chemist's Discovery. B. A. Thomas, a retired chemist o' Ketucky, like all Keutuckians, kept some fine horses. His neighbors noticed that his horses were slick and shining in the spring before other horses began to shed. He told them of some powders that he fed his horses. He gave them some of it and now B. A. Thomas' Stock Remedy is known all over Ken tucky by horsemen and farmers who take pride in horses or cows or sheep. We sell it on the Money Back basis. Sold by Frank C. Wehman. Adv. '3 E peciai irrices f 9 Tile Record. The sub-drain tile under the roadbed one-half mile north of town in front of S. L. Caruthers' home made a record this week of 8,000 gallons of water in twenty-four hours through 60 rods of tile. This was telephoned to us yester day by one of our friends as an interest- ng item connected with the use of drain tile. 40c and 50c Eggs. If your hens would only lay when eggs were hign. Why shouldn't they? Some hens do. The hen that lays has healthy pink tongue and gills. Those not laying are pale in the gills, their tongue or palate has a whitish look. What's the matter? What's the mat ter with you when your tongue is white? Bilious? That's just what ails the hen. Start her liver and see her geT busy. B. A. Thomas' Poultry Powder is guar anteed to start her liver and to start the eggs. For saje by Frank C. Weh man. Adv. Subject to Market Changes ! 8 lbs. Sugar, Cane, for $ .00 9 lbs. Sugar, Cane, for 50c 3 three-pound cans of standard Tomatoes for 25c 1 2 three-pound cans Standard Tomatoes for 90c 3 cans standard Hominy for 25c 3 cans standard Corn for 25c; per dozen 95c 3 packages Quaker Oats for 30c 3 packages Purity Oats for 30c 3 packages Puffed Wheat for 25c packages Puffed Rice for 3Qc 7 boxes Matches for 25c 3 Dackae-es Mararnm" frr "iOr- packages Spaghetti for 30c cans Quaker Oats for , 25c N.raut, per pund 3'c 25c large size Heinz Tomato Catsup for 20c 25c large size Hirsh Tomato Catsup for 20c 25c Salad Dressing for 20c 50c large size Belmont Cherries for 35c 35c can Robin Lem Cling Peaches for 25c 35c can Robin Lem Cling White Cherries for 25c 35c can Robin Lem Cling Apricots for 25c 1 5 c can Robin Lem Cling Beets for 10c 1 5c can Robin Lem Cling Tomatoes for . . . 1 0c 20c can Heinz Baked Beans for 1 5c; 10c size two for 1 5c 40c Vinegar, per gallon 35c 65c N. O. Molasses, gallon 55c Irish Potatoes, per peck 25c Cabbage per lb 3c 6 bars Clairette Soap 25c 4 cans Snow King Baking Powder for 30c 30c size Webb's Vanila Extract. 20c; 25c size Lemon Extract for 20c . 1 0c size Webb's Vanila or Lemon Extract, two for 1 5c 50c Pratt's Poultry Food for 35c; 25c size for ' 15c 50c size Pratt s Stock Food for 35c; 25c size for 15c 50c size International Stock Food for 35c; 25c size for 1 5c 50c size International Poultry Food for 35c; 25c size for 15c Give us a call bore you buy, and we will save you money. Yours for business, A. J. RAINEY. Half bushel for 7 bars Big Deal Soap 4 cans Merry War Lye . . 45c 25c 25c COLDS & LaGRIPPS 5 or 6 doses 660 will break any case of Chills & Fever, Coldi & LaGrippe; it acts on the liver better than Calomel and does not rioe or 6icken. Price 25c.