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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
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.
Winter Brings Many Ills to Pale,
Overworked People
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
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
. 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.
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
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
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
Rolney E. Baker and Allie Brad
Royal Free3 and Jennie Forsee.
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,
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,
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,
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
Needs No Sweetening
"Theres a Reason"
Made by Postum Cereal Co,Inc.,BattIe Creek.Mich.
s-iia wtmm ssjm
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'
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?
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.
's Service
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
Assisted by Mrs. Jake Park
Office over
Red Cross Drug Store
Both Phones 136
Telephones: j
Cumberland 461
County 262 . . .
Dr. C. E. Upchurch
Over Mrs. Arnn's Millinery Store
Union City, : : Tenn.
Dr. W. J. Jones
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
R. M. Whipple vs. J. E. Sams et al.
Ciancery. Court, Obion County,
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.
Clerk and Master.
By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. &. M.
C. N. Lannom, Sol. for Complt.
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.
Forcum-James Cooperage & Lumber
Co. vs. H. F. Anderson et al.
Chancery Court, Obion County,
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.
Clerk and Master!,
Morris &Iorris, Sols, for Complt.
Lannom & Lannom.
Fannie Reed vs. George Reed.
Chancery Court, Obion County,
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. ,
3-3t - Clerk and Master.
By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & 1M.
Geo. R. Kenney, Sol. for Complt.

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