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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
FOR SALE Good, recleaned shelled
corn, apply to Howell Grain and Feed
NOW IS THE TIE TO BUY
Clover, Red Top
Other Field Seed
We Carry the Best the market affords.
PRICES RIGHT. TERMS CASH.
We have a full line of
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
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
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
Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Cason are the
parents of a new son, which was born
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.
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
Mrs. Jennie Slack, of Salt Lake City
Utah, is the guest of her niece, Mrs. R
H. Beard, of Obion, and other relatives
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.
Union City, Tenn., Feb. 10, 11, 12 and 13
On above dates we will pay the following prices:
Ducks, full feathered lie
Roosters . 5c
Geese, full feathered 8c
Guineas, each . . ..... 20c
Bring all the Poultry you can. This is an
tremely high price for this season.
U U o
BLOOD RICH? ,
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
YOUR DRUGGIST HAS IT.
M-W SHUN1 SUBSTITUTES.
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
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.
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
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
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 . .
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.
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