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Ptird, Union City, Tenn, f.ost office at Union City, Ten' (class mail matter. FEBRUARY 4, 1921. he Screen Stage. t aa futile and ill-advised ize in a wholesale vay the industry aa it is to do of the popular amuse )riy all of us agree that eht to be elim par with the 3treet carni .hero is only us. de Lavr sent! view of some . Wo have laws jdness. The same .0 screen exposures. h action and suggestion is V'ctically the same. But as we have stated, the screen stage has a place in the world and a very large - one. - It is educational, ' nooro so in its way than th illus 'tratcd bock or paper. It is far more universal and its patrons are more numerous. The idea more vital than any other is to create a popular sen timent for good pictures. That is the way to handle the movies. The romances, the heroics, the - landscape work, the illustrated news service, and many other features are invaluable to the public in the world of progress. And it may be of inter est to many of us that some of the leading photo-play houses in the S larger cities arc discriminating in the picture service. Among these is .the Capitol, the largest theatre in the world, located in New York City There are others there and elsewhere which are making a start for better and cleaner pictures, and the public is indorsing this in a practical way, Really we cannot do without the ed ucational features of the picture do without the salacious features. It wilf not be in Blue Laws but in pub .1 j n firm 4 i rv nri t TJ Inn T niira r nimn r 7 -h r 1 IV fcJCLl 1 1 111 U II b. U1UC 1-JU, W S3 lie C C T C H gclizcd the world. They are more or less the hypocrite's castle. Those who are familiar with the spoken drama remember that it was in the days of belles lettres that the drama had n? foothold, not even the respect of the English speaking race There was no stage but the green carpet and the barn loft. The stroll Ing actor, like Robert Macaire and Jacques Strop, was generally a nom ad, shiftless character. Tile religious Pharisee shunned himas something vile. .f Aa time passed Samuel Johnson and Colley Cibber took notico of the pure that was in the dross the art of the stagecraft. This was the im petus of an evolrtion which brought some of the genius of the world in such names as David Garrick.Edmund Keane, Junius Brutus Booth, and our own Edwin Forrest and Edwin Booth. Many a time the beloved acto Jo seph Jefferson, appeared in a barn In 'some of his wonderful comedies. The .. day came when the elder Joseph Hol land was to be buried and the minis ter of a rich Fifth Avenue church Tefused to serve at the funeral. Jef ferson, in charge of his friend's re mains, was told to go to the "Little Church Around the Corner," the Church of the f ransflguration, and that church to-day i3 one of the most popular in New York City. From that day the spoken drama has had its friends as well a3 its fine charac ters in such people a3 Julia Marlowe, Annio Russell, Maude Adams, Mrs. Fiske, Sol Smith Russell, Sir Johnson, Forbes Robertson and others a long list of them. So we are not to undertake the im possible task of destroying the screen play, but to make it serve a useful purpose, because it is one of the great mediums of developing ''clv-ilizaMon. Mr. J. W. Weed, traveling out of Kansas City, Mo., was a -Visitor in our office thi3 week. Mr. Weed came In to chat about the Fordney tariff, or rather the "jitney tariff."- He has been making some figures to show that we cannot raise the price of wheat with aprotective tariff. Mr. Weed is a Democrat and says he likes Kansas City because it is settled up by Tennesseans and Kentuckians. He says that Kansas is a wheat country and that the farmers there look at the Fordney tariff as a political move offering sop to the farmer. The United States and Canada do not im port wheat and hence they cannot profit with an import duty as pro tection to the home market. Most everyone was surprised when Sena tor Penrose offered to support the bill, but he seems to be perfectly easy over its march to defeat. There is some hope for the person who can laugh when he has a tooth ache. But the man who can laugh at yo'i when you have a toothache Is beneath words. Tho de Lis. Good Pictures. After a little itinerary with a view more than anything else of relaxa tion, an opportunity was afforded in some of the leading cities to see what sort of amusement attractions were current, and naturally in looking on the home producers were brought to mind. The comparison is in nowise unfavorable as it might have been supposed. The screen stage at home in Union City is much the same as it is in the .Capitol, the Rivoli, the Strand, the Rialto tn New York Manager Cox i3 giving us the same pictures with the familiar person alities of Mary Pickford, Mary Miles Minter, Constance Talmadge, Vivian Martin, Douglas Fairbanks, and oth ers and the difference in service is not noticeable except in the expen sive theatres, the quality and variety of the music, etc. In fact it is good o notice that Manager Cox has been giving us pictures for an admission of ten and twenty cents exactly the tome new films for which tho great show houses are collecting in s'ngle admissions of from forty cents to one dollar. The Reynolds Theatre in Union City has been serv ing its patrons with motion pictures tho best offered anywhere in the United States. This must be said to the credit of the management of Mr. Cox and Mr. Reynolds, who on all oc casions and at all times have been generous and accommodating to their patrons in Union City. Ford Back at Work. Reopening of tho most important plant of the Foi'd Motor Company on a limited schedule is another straw indicating the direction of the indus trial wind. In common with in numerable other renewals of suspend ed operations, it shows that the in dustries of the country are rapidly recovering from the scare which de veloped over the process of readjust ment to a peace ba3is. There is every possibility that this resumption of ac tivity will soon become general all over the country. Tho buyers' strike, we believe, is passing. The determination to carry on is reasserting .tself. Gradually the lid that there is nothing wrong with the country is taking possession of popular psychology.. Merchants are in market for tholr spring stocks and the factories are falling in line to supply the orders of tho whole salers. People are now purchasing what they need and will continue, to do so. The obvious course for bus iness i3 straight ahead. Indudstries which have been await ing developments, wo believe, ought to resume operations without more ado. The progress of events is un mistakably i n that direction. It seema worth while to get an early start. Revised prices in iron and steel ought to be of great assistance because of their effect on the mate rials market. Those who longer re main idle awaiting the return of prosperity are, in our opinion, merely killing time. Chattanooga News. TAKE STOCK OF YOUR HEALTH NOW Winter Brings Many Ills to Pale, Overworked People TAKE PEPTO-MANGAN Fortify -Your System Good Blood Will Give You New Strength to Keep Well If you feel the least bit run down, not necessarily sick, but tired and blue and sort- of down and out, it shows plcinly that your power of re sistance is low. It is dangerous to go around that way. You uon t wan t to uo it. Make, no mistake about it, when ou feel yourself slipping into lazy habits, getting indifferent to the things you naturally like no ener gy, no vigor, always tired it is time to look out. It may not mean that you are sick or that you will be. But there are diseases that would have an easy time of it with your system when your blood has no fighting qualities. You vant to be well and keep well and feel strong. If you build up the quality of your blood by taking Pep- to-Mangan you will be in trim to ght off winter ills. It has Just the right Ingredients to build up your loo' with rich, red corpuscles. Popto-Mangan gives your blood he qualities 4t needs to pick -tip and tart you off on a healthy basis. You will nctice the difference soon after ou start taking if. You will have better color, better feeling, and more encrjy. . You can take it in liquid or tablet form as you prefer. Both have the same ingredients. But be sure you get the genuine Glide's Pepto-Man-gan. Ask for it by that name "Gude'3 Pepto-Mangan," and be sure the full name is on the package. Advertisement. To Annul Oil and Gas Lease. (Continued from iirst Page.) ferred under a general act to grant lands under the State'3 navigable wa ters. It is not competent for the Leg islature to authorize, the granting of lands under the State s navigable wa ters to a private person or corpora tion (State of Illinois vs. Illinois Cen tral Railroad Co., 146 U. S. 391-476 and cases cited). Irrespective of the dedication (chapter 534 acts 1909) the State holds title to the lands under its nav igable waters upon a public trust, and no alienation or disposition of such property is permissible which does not recognize and is not in ex ecution of this trust. Many cases can be cited where it has been decided that the bed or soil of navigable waters is held by the people of the State in their character as sovereign in trust for public uses only. This letter is not intended as a brief but merely an outline of the situation which ia submitted might be seriously complicated by the pas sage of the resolution in its present form. Woman Seeks Office. Miss Hunter Browder, a popular young woman of thi3 city, has just made her formal announcement for the office of County Court Clerk of Fulton County. Mias Browder, for the past seven years, has been con nected with the Daily Leader of this city, and has a host of friends over the county who will work for her in terests. She is the first woman to announce for office during this primary, but it is said that others may get into the running later. Fulton Leader. Death of Mrs. Mary Jackson.' Mrs. Mary JarA Jackson died at the home of her Bon in Union City Wednesday, January 26, at 10:30 p.m., after an illnes3 dating about twelve months. Mrs. Jackson came to Union City from tho vicinity of Mason Hall. She is survived by two sons in Union CKy, E. A. and Neal Jackson, one son at Mason .Hall, one son at Ken ton and one son at Trimble. She was 59 years, 10 months and nine days old. Her husband died several years ago. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Methodist Church and funeral services were conducted by Revs. Sel lars and Milliard and the remains were shipped to Kenton and removed to Union Grove for burial. Marriage Licenses. Jc?se Hays McClure and Alice Louise Harris. Cavel Harper and Zelma Murphy. fcrnice Haley and Opal Choat. C. D. Gray and Joe Walker. Joe Grief and Margaret Jeanne Carr. Rolney E. Baker and Allie Brad ley. Royal Free3 and Jennie Forsee. COLORED. Ira Johnson and Minnie Hogan. Real Estate Transfers. Tom Lynch et al. to Annis Cruse, 18 acre3 in No. 1, $1200. Heark Lynch et al. to Bob Brock- well et al., 12 acres in No. 1, $800 Sallie BrockwelKet al. ' to Tom Lynch et al., interest in land in No 1, $5000. County Court Clerk to Heark Lynch et al., -109 acre3 in No. 1, $8000. Geo. Dahnke to John T. Walker, lot in No. 13, $S"000. T. W. Jernigan et al. to Mrs. Lau- r-j. Jenkins, lot in Wo. 13, i4i3. Mr3. R. A. McAfee et al. to W. T. Math's, lot in No. 8, $1800. I. N. Burton and wife to Mrs. W-. T. Mathis, 52 acres in No. 8, $8800. Alwyn Brevard to J. Ci McRee and Hunter Elam, one-third interest in 212 acres in No. 7, $4000. Aiwyn Brevard to J. C. McRee and Hunter Elam, 416 acres in $io. 7, $5000. Mary O. Moore to J. W. Davis, lot in No. 4, $260. J. W. Davis to Mrs. Dell Moss, lot in No. 4, $500. W. E. .Flippo et al. to C. Cruce, lot in No. 16, $4000. Sam L. Walker et al. to Almo Mc- Fdden, 16 acres in No. 11, $1000 H. B. Singleton et ux. to J. L. Thompson ?t al., 10 acres in No. 11, $3250. T. P. Palufer et al; to Monroe Mc- Cowan, 4 acres in No. 4, $1500. S. H. Stone et ux. to J. G. Saun ders et ux., lot in No. 13, $400. J. L. Lamping et al. to T. R. Mead ow, two-thrids interest in 131 acres in No. 5, $4004. Hugh Garrigan et ux. to liar Glo ver, interest in land in No. 10, $1500. John ,R. Adams et ux. to liar Glo ver, 40 acrc3 in No. 4, $1500. J. S. Boston to liar Glover, inter est in. 16 acres in No. 10, $1413.59. R. F. Maupin ct al. to Ewell Mau pin Glover, 16 acres in No. 10, $100. V. W. Glover et al. to C. C. Hill, one-fourth interest in 157 acres in No. 16, $5275. Busy Americans c Are Breakfast Rushers Tticy nesd food that tastes good.is eaten easily without impairing digestion, and that tunes up boay and brain for a driving days work. Grape Nufc Tnis food contains in easily di gestible form the concentrated nutriment of selected wheat and malted barley. Its flavor tempts the most slug gish morning appetite, and it affords excellent nourishment GrapeNuts Needs No Sweetening "Theres a Reason" Made by Postum Cereal Co,Inc.,BattIe Creek.Mich. gEPAIPINQ s-iia wtmm ssjm McHUGH BATTERY CO. 3O4- TW0 You are invited to use either of these num bers when you want the best there is on the Union City market in the eating line, and want it delivered promptly. is, as in the past, a. straight from the shoul der, honest to goodness endeavor to please and the smallest business transaction is . never closed until the customer is perfect- ly pleased. Groceries, Staple and Fancy. Fresh Heats and Produce, too. ' . Visitors always welcomed at E. P. Grissom's 'Talk Trips' X 'e ir- The telephone carries you there and back quickly, saving the delays, and disappointments that often arise when you travel in person. A Why not try it? CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAFH COMPANY INCORPORATED rJ IF YOUR BATTERY . FAILS TO FUNCTION it may need repairing or perhaps on ly recharging. In either case let us have a look at it and see what is to bo done to make it 'efficient. Our battery repairing - embraces every possible emergency of this nature. New batteries for sale also. PHONES 's Service OUR SERVICE COMPRISES: Fi. bt, an examination and question ing to determine the cause, con dition, treatment, proper lenses, etc., for your own particular -pair of eyes. Second, free consultation at any time. Fitting, adjustment, repair, replacement cf glasses. Competent, impartial, professional service. DR. S. E. ALLMOND, Optometrist 218 First Street. Save Money "Talk trips" by long distance telephone offer you the most up-to-date vay to attend to your business and social g affairs in nearby or dis- font- ririe DR. J. F. PARKS DENTIST Assisted by Mrs. Jake Park Office over Red Cross Drug Store Both Phones 136 Telephones: j Cumberland 461 County 262 . . . Dr. C. E. Upchurch DENTIST Over Mrs. Arnn's Millinery Store Union City, : : Tenn. Dr. W. J. Jones DENTIST . Union City, Tenn. 107 Church St. Cumb. Phone 214-J E. W. YCiingU, D. V. M. Graduate Veterinarian Office, Reece Alexander's Garage Calls Answered Promptly (Office, Cumberland 192, Home 192 r H S Residence, Cumb. 312; Home 261-2 TO J. E. SAMS. R. M. Whipple vs. J. E. Sams et al. Ciancery. Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, J. E. Sams, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee and a resident of the State of Kentucky, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendants appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee,- on or before the First Monday of March, 1921, that being a rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by him, and the said cause set for hearing' ex parte as to him. It i3 further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four con secutive week3 in The' Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. 43-3t Thi3 10th Jan., 1921. GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. &. M. C. N. Lannom, Sol. for Complt. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. David Wright vs. Mary G. Wright." ' Petition for Divorce. In Cir cuit Court of Obion County, Tenn. To Mary G. Wright. , A bill for divorce has been sworn to and filed in this court, which bill avers that you are a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, and a resi dent of the State of Missouri, so that the ordinary process of law can not be served upon you. This is, there fore, tjo notify you the said Mary G. Wright, defendant in above styled cause, to appear before the Circuit Court of Obion County, Tenn., on or before the first Monday in May, 1921, an1 make defense to said bill filed against you or the same will be taken for confessed and proceeded with ex parte as to you. ' 46-4t This January 31, 1921. J. N. RUDDLE, Clerk. Pierce & Fry, Attorneys for Complt. TO J. C. POLK. Forcum-James Cooperage & Lumber Co. vs. H. F. Anderson et al. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause ft ap pearing to the Clerk & Master from the bill of complaint, which id sworn to, that the defendant, J. C. Polk, ia a non-resident of the State of Ten nessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. It i3 therefore hereby orderou that the said above named defendant appear before the Clerk and Master or the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the First Monday of March, 1921, that being a .ulc day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by him, and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to him. It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four consec utive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. 44-4t By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & M. This January 18, 1921. GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master!, Morris &Iorris, Sols, for Complt. Lannom & Lannom. TO GEORGE REED. Fannie Reed vs. George Reed. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the abovo styled cause it ap pealing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that tho defendant, George Reed, is a non-resident of the State of Ten nessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon fcim. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendant appear before the: Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tenncssco, on or before the First Monday of March, 1921, that being a rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as c6nfessed by him, and the said cause set for hearing cx-parto as to him. It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four con secutive weeks in The Commercial, a weeHly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. 46-4t This Jan. 27th, 1921. , ' GEO. A. GIBBS, 3-3t - Clerk and Master. By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & 1M. Geo. R. Kenney, Sol. for Complt.