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Over White & Burchard'a Drug
Store, Union Gty, Tenn.
- Office 144-J, . Residence 689-J
Over White & Burchard'g Drug
Store, Union Gty, Tenn.
Office 144-J; Residence 689-J
Union City Commercial, estaVHhed 1890 rnnnHHAil sntMnhr i
Wet Tennessee Courier, established 1897 1 C0n8olldat"1 BevUaOer .
VOL. 25, NO. 9.
Yellow Mammoth Soy Beans
Whippoorwill Peas
Tennessee German Millet
t All Kinds Field Seeds
Tennessee Horse Fped ,!
Tennessee Dairy Feed .
Corn, Chops, Oats, Bran
Chicken Feed
: All Kinds Feed
Wholesale and Retail
Grain, Hay and Field Seeds
Telephone No. 31
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I am authorized to take applications for loans on lands in
Obion and Weakley Counties, Tenn., and Fulton County, Ky.
The terms and conditions upon which this money will be loan
ed are most favorable to the borrower. All or any part of a
loan may be' paid after one year, interest being stopped on
payments made. ' ;
' Now is the time to arrange your farm loans while the money
can be had at a low rate of interest and on long time.
Attorney At Law j& Union City, Tenn.
Harvest will soon be on and you will need a
V . ' ' ,
Deering Binder, Mower, Rake
or some twine
The DEERINQ is acknowledged to be the
BEST. Give us your order now, so you will
be ready for the harvest.
- DON'T FORGET that we handle a full line
of the best Hoc and Disc Cultivators made.
Buggies, all styles, and the I. H. C. Motor
Press and Sweep Rakes.
Let us figure with you.
Tisdale & Jackson
. Deering Building
on improved farm lands in Obion County, Tennessee. Loans
made for five years' term with 6 percent interest, payable semi
annually, with privilege of paying off at any time. Commissions
reasonable. Will not loan on tract containing less than forty
acres. Land must be on public road and have improvements.
Any amount loaned, from $ 1,000.00 up. Apply at once.
Phones Office 143; Residence 589 . Union City, Tenn.
QDodr Job Printing: a Specialty Here
Oration by Rev. Bert Wade Hamp-
. ton Enchains Audience.
The graduating exercises of the
Union City High School were held
at Reynolds Theatre last Thursday
night. On the stage were seated the
class Witt Cloys, Mary Gretchen
Dahnke, William Baxter Forrester,
Jeanie Cordelia Garth, Kate Lee
Kirkman, Beauchamp McConnell
Georgia Inez Usry, Vivienne White
Willa Eunice Whitson, Lila Ruth
Caldwell, Richard Blanton Andrews
George McMurry 'Meadow, Fred An
drews Nailling; the superintendent
A. C. Nute; the teachers J. M
DeBow, Miss Catherine Dahnke
Vivian Reynolds, Miss Adele Allen
Miss Rosa Neil Morton, Miss Mabel
Littleton, Miss Parker, Miss Hum
phrey, Miss Luke, Miss McFarland
Miss Hardy, Miss Nannie Hamilton
Miss Mary Moore, Miss Marene Al
len: the Board of Education Dr. C
W. Miles, G. H. Niles, W. G. Rey
nolds, C. V. Jones, R. F. Tisdale, J,
W. Woosley.
Prayer was offered by Rev. H. H
Drake, followed by salutatory by
Miss Mary Gretchen Dahnke, ari in
teresting paper on a very interesting
occasion in the history of the
school, as follows:
No more cordial invitation has
been extended by any graduating
class of the Union City High School
than 1915 extends to you this even
Words fail us to express our ap
preciation to all those agencies
which have made this night possible
We must, however, acknowledge a
debt of gratitude to the wisdom of
the Board of Education in so ampli
fying the school curriculum that
each may now graduate more nearly
in accordance with the God given
bent of his1 or her faculties.
We welcome parents, trustees,
city council, teachers, , classmates
and all, for in harmony all these
shall bring the Union City High
School to a state of perfection sec
ond to none. Following a time
honored and time tried custom 1915
chose its class motto "perfection."
Not that it was conceived to be at
tainable but for the inspiration and
hope that the guiding star gives to
the weary traveler pushing his way
to a desired goal. We know that
if we aim at it and persevere we
will come much nearer to it than
those whose ' inactivity and de
spondency forces them to relinquish
it. - Especially for efforts in our
school work is perfection an aim
none too high. Of course it would
be folly for anyone to think that
one might "know it all." With per
fection as an aim, and by working
toward it with persistent effort, may
one jot hope a greater reward than
comes to the one wno is content
with an aim less ideal or divine?
Perfection in education, that is
knowing it all" is not possible, but
Lwe may seek perfection in attain
ment in that much of acquisition
which life allows.
We do not fail to realize that
there is a price set on any desire
that whatever is worth having is
worth striving . for.' , So it . is, when
we aim at "perfection." It is of
priceless value and not to be bought
as silver and gold. It is not to be
reckoned in dollars and cents, but
rather in such terms as diligence
and self-denial.
Diligence is the tool of , perfect
work. If one has anticipations in
life he must also have diligence.
"We are what we are we cannot
be truly other than ourselves." Each
of us to-day is where he or she has
truly desired to be. If we have de
sired the trivial and frivolous pleas
ures ot life, it has put its impress
upon our attainment. There comes
a time in the life of the average
boy or girl when the desire -is keen
for pleasure. We have been taught
and some have learned the lesson
that pleasure at most lasts but for a
day, an hour and then its vaporous
form has vanished forever. This
night's honor as well as all other
similar honors takes more than the
one day's prepared lesson. It takes
continuous study. Each day must
see put forth our best in order to
enrich the life which God has given
us. We are all given alike tne tal
ents and faculties which we will
need.' It remains with us what we
will do with them. It is our duty
to exalt the god that is imminent
in us to perfect that image which
the creator bestowed upon us. We
cannot do this by shirking our daily
tasks. Self-denial is the secret of
all success. The bitterest enemy one
can have Is self. Nothing noble or
excellent will ever exist, unless the
character exercises, in self-denial.
Prove that you can control yourself
and you are an educated person,
Education is not merely for the pur
pose of filling the mind with the
thoughts of others but rather to
prepare the mind for the problems
which it has to meet in the world
to bring out the particular faculties
of the individual. The benefits de
rived from "perfection" an an Ideal
are numerous. Is it not wiser to
have an ideal that is beyond our
reach than one which is easily ob
tained? With "perfection" we are
constantly spurred to higher
achievements. We are Incessantly
striving to put forth our best.
Perfection is not reached by imi
tating. When one imitates he mere
ly falls in line with his predecessor
and ' generally repeats his mistakes
unconsciously. . Each one is tried
alone as to his faults and virtues
We must individually give an ac
count of our deeds. Thus it be
hooves us to equip ourselves in the
best way possible.
A truly high character results
from perfection as an ideal. The
higher the ideal, the nobler the
character. With perfection as an
ideal there is always a bright light
burning in the distance before us,
always an urgent call prompting us,
always something better a little fur
ther on. We know that "the roses
have, thorns, each day its night, the
sun at times shows spots and faults
of some kind lurk in every bosom"
yet we are comforted by the fact
that all things are possible for "as
a man thinketh in his heart so is
The orator selected for the oc
casion was Rev. Bert Wade Hamp
ton, now located at Hickman, Ky.,
formerly with one of the leading
lyceum companies on the lecture
platform, who, on the subject of the
"Passing of Provincialism," deliver
ed one of the most profound ad
dresses ever heard here or anywhere,
according to the opinion of many of
the large audience which filled the
theatre. It was really a surprise
that a distinguished platform-pulpit
orator was about to speak to this
audience of pupils, teachers, patrons
and friends of the school. It was in
deed more than a surprise to hear
an orator with a subject so full of
beauty, charm and power. The
'Passing of Provincialism" by Rev.
Hampton should be given a promi
nent place with the works of the
world's greatest philosophers. , Sor
ry we cannot reproduce the lecture
in full, but some of the references
herewith will probably be interesting:
Rev. Hampton began by saying
that he would not be grateful unless
he undertook to show his apprecia
tion for the opportunity of address
ing one of the greatest high schools
in the United States. "You have
something to "feel justly proud of
and I have something to appreciate,"
the speaker said.
''The steps of God in the sands
of time are centuries apart," etc.,
by way of introducing his theme,
and he 1 knew of no better way of
impressing its gist than by telling
a story. (So the speaker took a Chair
and began: "A number of years
ago." he said, "I was enjoying the
solitude of the Ozarks. One bright
morning .in the middle of .jffiy I
took a holiday slowly winding my
way up the mountain side to a
plateau, then southward sometime
enjoying ' the beauties of nature.
Finally the wagon road disappeared
and I took the pathway leading far
ther on that came to an end in a
deep ravine and a dense forest. Here
was nature's playground, all evi
dence of creation undisturbed by
man, here the birds, the squirrels
and a covey of young quails all in
their native element where human
foot has seldom ever trod. Here was
solitude. At such a time we begin
to listen to our souls, and as I
stood there came a voice from the
groves, God's first temples. I un
covered my head , and uttered a
prayer of thankfulness. Thy hand
has reared these venerable columns,
I said, and then I heard -a strange
voice. I followed the sound and
came to a great precipice. In a val-j
Essandee's Cafe Prepared to Take
. Care of Big Business.
Essandee fixes opening day for ice
cream specialties Wedoesday, June 9.
H. M. DeGraffenreid, the ice cream
specialist (maker of "Purity," that good
kind of ice cream), is no longer con
nected with Oliver's Red Cross Drug
Store,.having formed a partnership with
Mr. G. F. Scbleifer and now located at
Essandee's Cafe, which firm has suc
ceeded the W. E. Walters Cafe in the
concrete block, on the corner west of
the Union City Steam Laundry.
An extension to the building has been
added for the factory, which now has
the most modern machinery for the
manufacture of ice cream and ices
which supplies the fountains of Mr.
Chas. M. Henderson and Essandee's
The homes are also supplied, their
cream being delivered to them in quan
titles of one quart or more, packed in
ice. When ou First street go to Hen
derson's fountain for "Purity," that
good kind of ice cream, and when on
the East Side it's at Essandee's Cafe,
the Quality Shop, and the borne of Sil
ver Slice Cake.
The Essandee's Cafe interior has been
remodeled with new fixtures and added
tables and chairs, now seating forty
people. Electric fans have also been
installed, and with the manufacturing
plant, makes a most complete place of
the kind.
The opening date has been selected,
which is Wednesday, June 9, and you
are invited to be their guest on that
date between the hours of 1 and 6. A
good musical program. Adv.
ley far below in a small cornfield,
driving a primitive old-fashioned
diamond plow, with bridle and har
ness of simple make, I saw a boy
in a hickory shirt, copper jeans
Dantaloons and coonskin cap. Im
agine my contemplation of such a
scene, and as i looKea a wagon was
wending its way westward. The
boy looked longingly in the direc
tion of the wagon. He was a pro
duct of nature, an unpolished dia
mond. The boy had never seen a
Sunday school paper. He did not
know the name of the President, not
even the name of his own post office.
Here was provincialism in every
sense of the word. His world was
small. I watched the boy drop his
lines and lean against the plow
handles as he lingers upon the de
parting wagon. He is stirred. He
wants to read he wants to know
something of the world. I watch
the fortunes of the boy as he starts
to school and step by step until he
graduates and raises himself from
an humble beginning. Then I watch
him as he goes thru high school and
see him enter university. Two
years more and commencement, and
then he sees a mighty civilization
on the other side. Two years of the
old world and he reaches another
commencement. Now begins the
real life, and the farmer boy turns
to retrace his steps. He travels to
the western coast and comes across
the mountains, then over the plains
and back again another man
back to the path and comes and
stands where I had stood. How
changed the boy; how changed the
man. Now he is a cosmopolitan
from the standpoint of man. So
with you and I, as we gaze upon
the mighty, things of life, comes the
question, what kind of men and
women are we to be; from which
side of life are we going to look at
the world.
There came to the world two
thousand years ago a mighty trav
eler. He was a child and he brought
a message to the world. He uttered
the first great metropolitan word
ever received by man. When Jesus
Christ came into the world he op
ened up the way for the passing of
provincialism. Now if we can car
ry this idea to the class; if to-night
we can convey the lesson of his
mission upon earth to emancipate
men and women from provincialism,
to equip them to carry out the di
vine plan of creation then, Indeed,
will this be the commencement of
a mighty worK or education or a
higher life of the world to come.
And commencement is truly a fail
ure if not directed to a higher life.
Christ was the first great pedagog,
and the greatest text books are the
first four books of the New Testa
ment Scriptures. Christ was an up-to-date
teacher. His work stirred
the world.. Nothing ever yet equal
ed it, an, if you pardon me, nothing
ever will. Christ proceeded first to
get the attention of the world. That
is what every teacher should do.
Unless he gets the attention of the
pupil the teacher is a failure. Jesus
got the attention of men and women
by performing miracles. Every
where it was asked, have you heard
of the great teacher? Herein the
wisdom of God has shown Itself.
"These things are written that ye
might believe in Jesus, the son of
God;" and these things are record
ed in the first four great text books.
Therefore men and women who come
with miracles are two thousand years
behind. Christ's miracles came to u
thru the written word, and with them
all nations across the stretch of cen
turies have been taught until the pres
ent time. Christ was carrying out the
great command, and as soon as this is
accomplished he comes with a mighty
message. -What of the teachings of
Christ? They came from the son of
God, and bis name was called Jesus,
who came .to the sons of men to save
them from their sins. Christ's desire -to
reach the consciences of men is an
evidence of the passing of provincial
ism. The world is conscious of the sins
of the times. Our high schools are not
simply to store the mind with knowl
edge, but to establish character to
teach boys and girls to say no to be
honest and truthful. If these lessons
are not learned your high school is a
failure. You gain nothing if not char
acter. I enter a plea for the Bible
school to take up the greatest curri
culum of the world. The Bible school
is intended for strong men and women,
and not merely for weak-minded men,
women and children, as some have
sneeringly suggested.
The speaker here branched out to the
great moral and political questions. He
spoke of human slavery as one of the
greatest evils of the world. When he
made this statement he told the audi
ence that he was a Kentuckian. The
question was not settled simply by the
abitrament of arms, but by the con
sciousness of a new world, and the
proof of this consciousness is that no
civilized nation of the world recognizes
slavery. OnCe the speaker could easily
tell when he reached the Mason and
DixoD line. Now that line is disap
pearing. Hut he bad something more
pleasant probably for the ladies of the
audience by saying that our women still
know how to make biscuit and over the
line they can only make lightbread. In
abolishing slavery a world evil had to
be eliminated. This was the passing
of provincialism.
The next step was a reference to the
temperance question. Those who call
temperance a little wave are not big
nough to see the world consciousness
and the1 fact that intemperance is dis
appearing before it. Men say, don't
touch the question; the traffic has been
here 6,000 years and it is here to stay.
But the awakening of a world conscious
ness is pursuing the evil and it is going
downward to its doom. The point is
reached where we are eliminating an
other one of the world's great evils, and
this is another sign of the passing of
"If I be lifted up I will draw all men
unto me." The beloved President has
been wise to refrain from the discussion
of war. Tbe speaker thus addressed
himself to the great European conflict:
"If that is civilization then, in heaven's
name, carry us back to barbarism."
This is German civilization, but Ger
man civilization, with all its genius,
was never equal to the civilization of
Greece. Allow me to vindicate tbe
Christianity of civilized warfare as an
evidence of the want of Christianity.
I refer to the belligerency of the na
tions and Germany merely as a figure
head in the present crisis. It is the
consciousness of tbe world protesting
against the divine right of kings that
has caused the volcanic eruption of war.
It is one of the great world evils,' and
upon the success or failure of the divine
right of kings depends the passing of
provincialism. The reason that the
allies have the sympathy of many peo
ple is from the principle that right
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