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S I rnomnn rinilCV . There never has been a time in the history of Weakley count r when the tobao gr0 had as much money as they f i" have from the present ,
if ' IUDHUUU lilUllLI crop. The wise merchant win do weu to aavenise nis waics 61Uwwi0. iUC wucusc icauics mc uuymg puuut ui uic uj Jl BE 131 EllJH A1JD SHAB9U- THIBUHE. "THE WORLD MOVES.' PRI . ... tm' . " DRESDEN, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, JANUARY 5, 19173 NUMBER 40 i"" -. ' ' III... 1 T mm M KILLS WOMAN Mrs: Eula Phebus, Telephone Fatatally Injured. Was Dragged About Fifteen Feel After striking and fatally injur ' ing Mrs. Eula Phebus, a speeding auto dragged her fifteen feet and crashed into another machine at Monroe avenue and Second street at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night. Officers Chick and Fuller, who were standing on the corner and saw the accident, sprang on the ' running board of the machine which hit the woman and seized R..D. .Hull, chauffeur. ' In an unsconscious condition, Mrs. Phebus wascarried into the Lytle Auto Supply Company while waiting for the ambulance. In J. J. Collins' ambulance the woman was rushed to St. Joseph' gfhospital, but as she was being carried into the hospital she died without hav ing regained consciousness. Hull was arrested and charged with manslaughter. His auto is a "for hire" machine; and is said to be the property of the Tamble Taxicab Company. The machine, according to officers, had no license number. Hull had been arrested several times before on charges of assault and battery. ' ,r Witnesses said that Mrs. Phebus fiad started to cro98 Second street and was walking west when Hull's machine bore down upon her, going south on Second street, and orrnpfe W. The car is said to Ht WV have swerved" then, with the woman under the wheels, and struck an automobile belonging to Frank Martin,' cotton dealer, who was driving east on Monroe. Officers Fuller and Chick ran to the damaged cars and while Chick Ttroc fiftinff Mrs. Phebus from T v - under the wheels of the five passenger taxi Fuller caught Hull , and declared him under arrest. From an envelope found in the Doasession of the dead woman she was identified as Eula Phebus, living at 291 South Second street. Officers Bell and Griffin learned . that she boarded at the South Second street address and that she was employed as an operator by the Memphis Telephone Company. Mrs. Phebus was about thirty -' ' years old and came to Memphis from Martin. J. J. Collins, under taker, who prepared the body for burial, notified her relatives. Two Banks Ban quet Stockholders c The two banks of Dresden know how to do the handsome thing by their stockholders and directors, besides the payment of liberal dividends. On last Saturday the Weakley County Bank held its regular annual stockholders' meeting, a majority of the stockholders being present. After the election of officers, as follows: J. R. Thoma- son, president; W. T. Killebrew, cashier: D. M. Bruce, assistant, and Miss ' Nell Brasfield, book keeper, and the following new directors: W. J. Jeter and J. R. McClain. the officers, directors and stockholders repared to the Hotel Bowers, where a Bumptous feast was enjoyed. Tuesday of the present week the stockolders of the Dresden Bank held their annual - meeting, re electing Jas. H. Moran, president; Polk Alexander, vice-president; PSbo. R. Rnvd. cashier, and Miss Valda McWherter, bookkeeper. 'his bank paid three dividends of 5 per cent, each last year. Tuesday following the election of officers all the officials and stockholders en joyed a magnificent dinner at the Hotel Bowers, at which Mr. Boyd was mine host. $1,124,980 in Real Estate Sold Last Year .The above was taken from the Commercial Appeal of last Monday, The victim of this unfortunate ac cident was a Weakley county girl, .being the sister of the Parrish boys, residing west of Martin. Her aged mother lives in Martin, and the remains of Mrs. Phebus reached Martin Monday night, and were carried to" the homeo IVfro Pnrriah. Tnterment at Mt. Pelia. Berry Growers' to Meet. - The Dresden Berry Growers' as pnointion will hold an importan . meeting tomorrow (Saturday) af tfirnoon at 1 o'clock, at the court house, and urge all members, as well as potato growers, to be pres ent. This is the most importan meetine of the year. ThA hnainess men of Dresden are also asked to present. BLANKET THE, HORSE-FEED THE BIRDS Real estate transfers in Weakley county for the year 1916 amount ed to $1,124,980! Some days ago, in conversation with a number of gentlemen, Clerk Jeter made the remark that the amount of real estate sold in Weak- ey county for the past year would be one million dollars. Some one in the crowd doubted this, and to verify his assertion the popular clerk went to his office and footed up the sales, furnishing the Enter prise with these figures: January $ 9.634.00 February 10,715.00 March 9.725,00 April .' 9,695.00 May 2.122.00 June 7.075.00 July 6,603.00 August 6,407.00 September 10,956.00 October H.192.00 November 15,913.00 December 12.461.00 Total $1,124,980.1)0 It will be seen that November was the biggest month for land sfilline in this county, while May was the poorest. February, Sep tember, October, November and December were the best months lor land dealing. 3,000 Rurals in Weakley County. A person asked"us the other day unm manv rural telephones we UUIT thought the county had. We re plied about 250, and were very mnoh astonished to learn irom this nartv. who had compiled the number, that Weakley county has 3,000 rural telephones in operation and giving the best service in the world. x The Dukedom exchange leads the list with 386 now in operation and eight new 'phones being pu in this week. The rural is ' fairly growing by leaps and bounds it is outstrip ping the split-log darg in popu larity and efficient service. Got His Eye on Will Housed Place. Mr. S. T.' Fuller, a genteel young man of Sharon, "was here' on last Monday and let it be known that he had his eye on the circuit court clerk's office, expecting to make the race at this time. Mr. Fuller seems to possess the neces sary Qualifications for this, office, but it takes votes,to get the office, and it would take a heap of 'em to defeat Will House, though such a thing is not at all impossible, and if any one could do it, Fuller could. Politics was talked considerably here last Monday, and by the time another first Monday rolls a round, it is more than likely there will be a number oj announced candidates greeting the dear people. , Hopewell Sunday School Recognized In' recognizing the Sunday school at Hopewell for the year 1911 the following officers and teachers were elected: Mr. Wen ford Taylor, superintendent; Mr. Austin Gardner, assistant super intehdent; Mr. Len Marlar, teach er of the Bible class; Mr. Kenith Gardner, teacher of the senior class of young men; Miss Epper Gillespie, teacher of - the senior class of young ladies; Miss Eper has been a teacher in the Hope well Sunday school for five years in succession, and is now enter ing into the Bixth year. Miss Maurine Lee, teacher of the junior class. The infant class will elect a teacher next Sunday. Miss Maurine Lee, secretery; Mr. Simson Gardner, treasurer. We have a good Sunday-school every Sunday in the year at Hopewell, new ' ones joining our Sunday-school every Sunday. Tip Pap. $1,500 Less School Money for County. Supt. Foster Fuqua'informs the Enterprise reporter that he starts out the new year with $1,500 less school money for the county as a whole than he had at the begin ning of last year, and that he had $6,000 less last year, than in 1915. This has reference, he says, to the county fund in sight, but that when the state is heard irom the short age may be still greater. The cause of this shortage of $6,000 was a decrease in the amount of available state funds, due, perhaps, to the polytechnic school at Cookville. Also to a fall ing off in valuations of local pro perty, the reduction being $300,- 000. This is bound to effect the school fund, aB well as other funds. Native of Denmark Here for Winter. Mr. Paul Lumby, a native of Denmerk, whom the Enterprise mentioned about this time a year ago as being here to study the handling of tobacco, but who was summarily called away, is back and will spend the winter here at Ezell's tobacco barn, where he will thoroughly familiarize himself with handling tobacco. Mr. Lumby's father is an old tobacco dealer in Denmark, and fhn vnimc man comes here to learn all he can about the weed. His visit to Dresden, at this particular time, is of more than rjassine interest, and almost daily he has hundreds of questions fired at him, answewing all in a genteel, Dolite. courteous manner. The young man made a great hostof friends here who are glad to welcome his return and delighted to know that he will spend the winter here. Fiftieth Wedding An niversary Celebrated On Christmas day, 1916, Cap tain and Mrs. W. T. Baldridge, near Martin, their children and grand-children and a few other relatives witnessed one of the hap piest occasions of their lives. Mr. and Mrs Baldridge enjoyed an oc casion which few are privileged to enjoy the celebration of their fif tieth wedding anniversary. Rev. T. J. McGill was master of ceremonies. He and Capt. Bald ridge were comrades during the war. The guests began to arrive at 9:30, being received bv Capt. Baldridge. While the good wo men , were preparing dinner, the men ate fruit and talked. At 11 o'clock was witnessed the anniversary ceremony, performed by Bro. McGill, who read a scrip ture lesson, invoked divine bless ings and then led that grand old hymn,"How Firm a Foundation." Capt. Baldridge was born near Martin eighty-one years ago. He served throughout the civil war, spent five years in California, re turning home via the Isthmus of Panama, and a short time there after w,as married to Miss Susan Wood, and forty-nine years ago settled where they now reside. To this union ten children were born, seven of whom are living. There are twenty-six grand-children, all nf whom are Droud of the name and life of Grandfather and Grand mother Baldridge. Marriage of Popu lar Young People. CQuHTY M AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE OF Ladies' Coats and Suits, Bath Robes, Kimonas, Scarfs Caps, Veils, etc. Now is the time to save a big part of your money. Terrific cut in prices and the biggest cut in Ladies' Suits and Coats. Ladies'' Rieht-up-to-now Suits, worth $17.50 to QOG CA $45, at $10 to OtLiJU One lot Ladies' Suits, not quite the latest, 4 A C A worth $15 to $35, at $7.75 to I fciwU Ladies' and Children's Coats, Baby Cloaks, etc., Men's and Boys' Caps, Cold day Gloves, Scarfs, and Rain Coats, etc. Riches come to those who save and there are great saving opportunities here right now. We invite you all to come and see our line and save about half your cash. Wishing you a happy and prosperous. New Year, we salute you on the be ginning of ourjhirty-seventh year in business and hope to make it our best year and we will make if to your interest to visit us often during the year. Don't fail to call on us. THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU HONEY , MARTIN, - TENISTESSEE Fsm. if! m if Jf J i The Enterprise extends sin cerest, heartiest congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rawls, whose marriage was consummated on Wednesday night at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Green Stoker, two miles west o Dresden, Elder W. F. Etheridge officiating. This marriage does not come as . .1 l' J- 1 u a surprise to ine menua ui me vnun? rjeoole. who have been devoted sweethearts for sewa years, but it was kept a secre and but few knew their intention was to get married on Wednesday niirht. Only relatives witnessed the ceremony. Mr. Rawls is thp nopular sales man for R. L. Jeter.-vHe has been a citizen of Dresden for severa! years, conducting himself in gentlemanly, becoming manner His fair bride, formerly Miss Alva Stoker, is a young lady of rare charms and graces, and very popular here. I ELECTS FUQUA Quarterly Court Holds One-Day Session on Monday. Judge's Report Shows Balance of $42,000. , The January term of the Weak- ley county quarterly court con vened on Monday morning, settled down to business, cleared the docket and adjourned at 4 o'clock. Judge Mayo'$ report shows the county to be in good financial con dition. Taxes to be collected for 916 amount to $42,000 in excess of the outstanding warrants on an. 1, 1917. Against this sum, however, stands $8,000, borrowed money, with interest, together with the appropriations mader at this term, amounting to some- hing like $15,000. Supt. Foster Fuqua was re-elect ed for a term of two years without opposition. The court ordered the court house wired for electric lights. Notaries public elected as fol- ows: l. J. Woodard, L. A. Glas gow, Geo. C. Rowlett, F. C. Ellis, . M. Buckley, King Webb. Upon motion, three good roads men were appointed by the judge to attend a good roads meeting in Nashville on next Tuesday, as fol- dws: Hon. Geo. E. Bowden. Mar in; J. H. Moran, Dresden, and Buck Orr, Greenfield. The court adopted a resolution recommending to the legislature the passage of an act levying a tax of one mill on the dollar for road purposes, to enable Tennessee to get her prorata of the national good roads fund under the Shack- eford road measure adopted by congress.' Buck Orr was elected road com missioner for his district. The tax rate -fixed by the com mittee is the same as last year, be ing as follows: State, 35c; county, 30c; school, 70c; road, 20c; sink ing fund, 10c. The 5c bridge and levee tax was abolished and the school tax increased from 65c to 70c, the total for all purposes be ing the same. The court is to be congratulated for this business-like session. City Capt Politicians ure Legislature by In the fight over the organiza tion of the legislature the city pol ticians seem to have won out the election of a Nashville poll ticians. Clyde Shorpshire. for speaker of the house, and W. Crabtree, of Chattanooga, speaker of the senate. Representative Elkins, of Gibson county, brother of Sentor Robt. A. Elkins, of Dresden, ran Shorh shire a close race, the latter being elected on the seventh ballot. Rev. T. J. McGill, of Martin, was arjDointed chaplain of the senate by Speaker Crabtree.. Death Calls Good Man at Sharon. On Monday night, at 9 o'clock, at his home in Sharon, Mr. John Hunt passed to his final reward, after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Hunt was in his sixty-sixth year. He was born and reared in that community, and no man stood higher in the esteem and love of his fellows than Mr. Hunt. He was a loyal, devout member of the M, E. church, a good citi zen, an indulgent husband and father. Six children four sons and two daughters are left with' their mother to mourn the pass ing away of companion and fath er, and to these bereaved ones the heart-felt sympathy of a great host of sympathizing friends is extend ed. Interment Tuesday afternoon at the Sharon cemetery. t , Baxter Perry at Martin. Edward Baxter Perry, the blind pianist, will appear at Hall-Moody Institute, at Martin, next Monday night. The price of admission is only 50 cents, and a large crowd is expected to attend from 'Dresden.