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AWR o CRY ALOUD AND SPAM? NOT.- voLunu xxin. LAWRENCEBURQ, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 33. 19O6 NUriBER 31 ENCE WEST Announcement, We are pleaded to say to our reader that we have about perfected arrange menu to bare a regular "Went Point Department," which will be io tbe band of one of tbe most capabis news paper writers in the State, as Editor, and will prove a feature of great value to our readers. It is onr desire and present purpose to establish branch of fices in one or tw.o other places in the very near future, and build, thus for Lawrence County and Lawrence Coun thins, semi-weekly testimonials of progress and prosperity. The Democrat. Compulsory' Edueafion. We are doubtful as to whether we ought to laugh or serioufly consider tl j bellicose remarks of our frieud Common John, on the above subject. His first remark, that we are free is untrue. T'" Creator is our master and we but ser n:j, and as ignorance is but an ally an I friend of crime, we .must as followeri nf the Nir.ireoe, learn to teach wMmn. IVnitentiiiries ttre not recruited from ihe nch nil room but from the v,ith 'win of -'fW roamera n majority of whom are illiterate. Again we nr hound by Duty's smr ereign laws to do h I in our power for our children an 1 a imrcut has no morn right t starve a chi d' min i or soul than its body. Ry (minion John's ar gument a parent has a right to aMow his children to starve t d-at'i or go naked as they are "his'u". Send the lower class of children to school and they will study meanness lustead of their books." This would : be a good argument if it were only true. As a teacher of six years experience in country, town and city the writer can vouch for the fact that nine tenths of the meanness in the school room is from the petted babies of the "upper class." With spread eagle oratory Common John announces that the SOUTH needs no such law as this. Now it is eaoier to make a statement than to prove it to be a fact. If our friend will only take the trouble to secure aUtistics from the Educational Bureau at Washington ha will see that the South leads in per centage of illiterates and our own great State of Tennessee ranks nesr the ,top. Ou the other hand such States as have the Compulsory Statute in their Code have the lowest number of illiterates. Statistics compiled by the writer show that nine tenths of the prostitutes and ninety five per cent of the beggars are illiterates. Fathers who look to the future interests of their children will give them all the school advantages possible under their several circum stances. OtherB should be made to do what they do not do. West Point Pointers Mrs. Clarence Hollis is somewhat in disposed. Buford Couch of Sheffield is visiting bis mother. Will Beunett is in Sheffield, Alabtma on business.- - a Miss Ethel Harp is visiting in Flor ence, Alabama. W O Kelley, of Ferro, was ins. town Sunday afernoon. Mr. aud Mrs. Clarence Scott have returned from Fallriver. Mrs. Tobin of Lawrencebnrg is with her daughter, Mrs Henkle. Alice hai the blues over something. Cheer up, Neal will come at Thanks giving. Mr. Newburn Brown and Miss Robbie TTodve were married at Pinkney last Sunday, We wish them a long happy life- and POINT DEPARTMENT. Mis Lula Win . U on th sick list Mrs. Virgie V 'I iams an I little son Basil are with ) .xrents, Dr. and Mrs. Turner. Mrs. John Freemon and children, of Sugar Creek are visiting Mr. and Mra. Andrew White. Ad entertainment will be given by th'e school Christmas to paint the in terior of the schoolhouse. Mr, and Mrs. Qinkle are very p' ud of the arrival of a pretty little girl who will bear the name of Marie. West Point has been somewhat of a peninsula this week, surrounded on three sides by creeks past fording. Mrs. J C House has returned from an extended visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs, W Q Tidwell, on Kuob Creek. .Misses Ola Springer, Beulah and Liz- tie McUoy. tan .mc wasters, win Davis and Haggart Hardin, of Chinu bee. Prof. Williams and Mis Georgia Hefferman are conducting an excellent . . . ., . .1 I scnooir iew pupil continue 10 enroll the following being recent additions. Mrs Lizzie Campball, Misses Alice rr unu tr.iu. n t n-n r,.n ...., . irne, Sallie Kelley an ami wessr r ranic -ivustin ana james I II Y1 . I- I . ! - 1 f - McUrory attended services at Lhinuoee I Sunday. Andrew White, the huntling mer chant, has a priz bog far ahead of any thing seen in these parts for some years if ever, His hogship is just ten months old and weighs 525 pounds. Uncle Dan Kelley has a pocketbook that has been in his family since 1 828. He says it never felt lonesome for mon-1 ey till he got hold of it. It still does service and bids to finish out its century Christmas goods are arriving and the I outlook is excellent for a merry time, k Christmas tree will begi yen at one I of the churches and the young people are already planning for social entertainments. a round of Little Miss Ella Woods happened to a peculiar accident yesterday at the Ferro school. Several little girls were playing around the wood pile and in running little Ella in some way struck her foot against the axe, completely severing her big toe Invitations were received by local Democrats recently to purported funer al services over the political remains of one H Clay Evans, to be held In Waynesboro, TJaaFsixfy:five majority in this County probably kept them from accepting, .Hats off to City Marshall Wright He has cleaned the streets nntiF the town does not look like its former self, This enterprising official declares that he intends to clean Hp the town in another way. He is certainly the right man in the right place, Mr. Calvin Tays died Monday morn ing at his home an Knob Creek, from Typhoid fever. He was a young man with a bright future and a wide circle of friends mourn his untimely demise He leaves a wife but no children. Funer al services were held at Mt. Nebo, The Rockdale Iron Company of Rock dale Furnace are excavating a roadbed for two miles ot railroad to connect their recent purchase of the "Little Hill Ore Bank" with their washer at Pink- ney. A large force of men and mules art) vui.'iiiyeu u ocvtrmi mourns win be required to complete the undertaking 1 iu :n This will make four mines in active op- eration and all idle laborers can find im0nt ti mnroiUn i!in .am Mr. Grav. the Drosnector. is considered one of the best furnace men in America ' and many are anxious for him to erect a furnace in this locality. Such may be considered a possibility. Any laundry left at the Democrat office will recieve prompt attention Compulsory Education I nee io an issue recently an oppost Hon to Compulsory School Law, and as the Editor does not object. I will take the liberty to say that what we most! need is a law compelling the people to send their children to school ;at least 1 sis months in one year, but this should ' be divided into two terms so as not to conflict with either raising or gathering ! our crop, of course, as to the high I school, this would not make so much jin - ert.nCe. Friends.lt looks like we ! Lr navtn onnnrh ir .lrBo.lv hut. for the cause of education we can force down a little more, but there is one thing we must remember that our chil dren must be clothed and fed and so we need them to help us in our -crops. Now then, if the majority of people in Lawrenoe County want a Compulsory I Law I say go it, and I rejoice with them that do rejoice. I think Com pulsory Law would be good for some ' people. I know people living in a mile or a mile and " half from good schools I . 1.1 . . i I I iL I in" nn "m "eni 10 ponol mnre inan ( month in nim vpur Wxarn triad to - D - know thst the Pe0P,e of Lawrence uounty are taxing sucu interest in euu cation. Dr. P P CUxtnn said that this . . county was ahea.Mo education and he , ,.,.. ,., s , p- at tj,aj , jnie Well people, I went to the School Rally and saw so ninny school children, and they looked so nice and enjoyed themselves so much it seems as if their little hearts were glad to know that their time of pleasure had come. So it j made me glad to see them We will have to congratulate Mr. County Super intendeut on what he has done for em ! think the high school would be a good thing for I am satisfied that some of the teachers ought to go to school at least three or four years. I hope I have not said anything to offend onyooe, I am proud to know that I live in Law rence County, it is a lovely old place, and 1 think it is the best . poor man's couutry in the 8outh. D B Griffin. A METHODIST MINISTER RECOMMENDS CHAMBER - LAIN'S COUGH REMEDY. . We have iised Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in our home for I Heven year, and it has always proved to be a reliable remedy. We have found that it would do . . 1 P L more tnan tne manuiacturens claim for it. It in especially good for croup and whooping congh. Rev. James A. Lewis, Pastor Milaca, Minn., M E Church. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is sold bv Freeman Bros. Important Cantaloupe Meeting Saturday, December 1st., 1906. Most important meeting of the year We have had oilers of seed from reliable houses and at various price. Every one should be present and have a voice in the selection of seed Plans for disposing of next season's crop wii be discussed, and we will have representatives from Commission houses to give us a talk on marketing melons. 1 A Q Hardy, Sec,y i fJIIARITABI E I to your norse as wen as 10 your II A self. You need not eufler from t pains of any sort your horse ea " . 11 " I 1) . U .1,. 1 ir.imn It nnVO Ml pains. J M Robert?, Ba kers field, Mo. writes: "i nave used your Liniment for ten years aud find it to be the best I have evef used for mau or beast." I Sold by Crowder Bros. jCall. See the New Hand Painted, Semi-Forcelain Dinner 3et m $12 50 U 115.00 New line Watches, just received, flneat, lest and cheapest ever brought to the city. CASH TALKS: If you owe tne anything call and nettlrt before November l,or account will be 1 tut In officer bands for collection. We n ill do repairing. No botck Work. First cla-w. 'Naff said. 1847 RODGER'S GOODS: We have them cheaper Unm anyone in thb city.' Seven Jeweled, Elgin or Watham, In Silverine cae for $3.7-5. New. No old goods fold for new. If it is second band, we will tell you. Money back if goods are not as represented. We are here to stay. Next door to M. Richardson's Yours Respectfully, R. 13. RODERTSON. Loretto. Sunday, November 11, was one of Loretto'i red letter 'days in Catholic circles, and perhaps any other kind. It being the occasion of the ioi tiation and installation of St. Anthonv'a Branch v oij n.iun. r i ,.:. organized by State Secretary and Treas- urer of the order, A M Oehman, and Jno. N Selle, of Lawrencebnrg, Ten nessee. Preparatory arrangements per taining to the initiation had been made by the local Knights. The doors of the Hollander Houe were thrown wide open to receive the vUifng Knights, the stars and stripes floating from its fr0nt, and the Hall where the initiation took place was profusely decorated with flags and bunting. The , Knights and ... . . . - candidates, numbering about 75, formed - ,1.1 a. linn t.m ifwui " im.iuh, i..,iu the Hollander House to the spacious Hall at the O. Neidert residence- The initiation imb-nlf r 1 P M Aftr - r the initiation a smoker was dven, all given, Knights participating. Refreshments were served and a most enjoyable time was had. . Speeches were called for and tha following responded in short ad dresses. Rev.' Lewis J Kemphues made the the welcome address in behalf of the local Knights in his own charac teristic way, which was well applauded. He was followed by J J Veid, of Flor- 'ence) Alabama, ou "Our Order." Rev Qile9( als0 of Florence, followed with a 1 very interesting address on "Knight- hood." The closing address was briefly mgde by lhe Tennewee tate Secretary and Treasurer of the order, A M Oeh man, choosing for his subject "Unity." The addresses, although short, were all . warmly applauded and well received. I The smoker closed with "My Coun try, 'tis ot Thee." After the exercises the Knights all gathered at the Hollan . der Hotel, where they were entertained 1 with songs and music by Father Kern phues and Misses Ella Veid, of Florence Ion1 t?,.o Pllon f!lilr nf Tsimltn alan , " , V ' I k TV 1 Loretto's string Band which made things lively until about 8:30 P M, when llinuj VI mo limiting mtiiip ui uuri field, Florence and 8t. Florian, Ala bama, took their departure on the evening train for their respective homes. The Florence Team, composed of J Veid, Louis Gunsums, J T Zehuder, Rev. Father Giles. G J Eck, A J Mc Tonlf, John Marshall and Wm. Gun snms, were the ones that ushered a dozen of Loretto's formost young Cath olics into Knighthood. L F Gunn.,; Lawrenceburg's artest, was there, and grouped all the Knights. The day, with all its glorious features, will be long remembered by all who were present to enjoy the hospitality of the most hospitable people in Law rence County. A Member. ALWAYS WAS SICK. When a man says he always was sick troubled with a tough that lasted all winter what wonld you think if he should pay he never wasfick since using Ballarls Hore hound Syrup. Such a man exists Mr. J C Clark, Denver, Colorado writes: For years I was troubled with a severe congh that would last all winter. This congh left me in a miserable condition. I tried Ballard's Horehound Syrup and have not had a sick day since. That's what it did for me. Sold by Crowder Brots. FOR 8ALE: Full blood Shorthorn bull, and several fresh milk cows. Stare Bros. Goods at Robertson's Jewelry Store Flatwoods. I have been reading witrrinferest for some time pelces written by different ones on the above subject, and it is a subject in which lam deeply interested. While I am Hot a teacher, yet I would like to say a few words on- Compulsory Education. First I will say that I am in favor of a Compulsory School Law, and uot for the life of me can I see why Rambler and Common John look at it ps they do The latter brags much on our grand Southland not needing such a law, and really from the way he talked I judge that he thinks the South is perfect in every particular, but I think not. While I love this our dear old Southland as well as he, and I think that about all it needs to make it perfect is a Compul sory School Law. .At any rate Flat Woods needs it. Why do we need it? In tbe first place it will not only be a benefit to the children but to the teacher also, for I certainly do synip;r thise with the poor teacher who has to teach from day to day, the empty benches, and a few little tots who are not large euough to work, and the mother sends them to school to get them out of her way. There are two claws of patrons that the teacher hm to contend with, the first is he who sends his children to school one or two days in a week and keeps them at home the remainder to work. In this way the teacher gets no showing nor does the children. The w-cond is he who goes to the teacher on the first day of school and says, "I expect you'll have trouble with my son John, but don't spare the rod, just whip him and send me word and I. will give him another" and O myl may the Lord have mercy on that teacher now, for son John sure will need a whipping and be won't be long about it, and he will either take it like a man or run home and that is the last of son John, and likely all his brothers and sisters wili stay at home after that, and you just step into that home a few days later and hear that funeral, will you? In answer to your question a to why the kids are not in school they will at once tell you that the teacher is no good, why they have not learned a thing, and she whipped John there and I know he didn't need it, for he always waa a good boy in school. Now who can say that parents like those don't need a law to force them to do their duty toward their children, and also do justice to the teacher. Yes indeed, we need such a law. For example, in this community we have two splendid school buildings namely, Flatwoods and Park Grove, each fixed up neatly for school work; good water handy, plenty of wood haul ed to the door to keep the houses com fortable, and two as fine teachers as can be found in 'he County, yet to my knowledge there are twelve or fifteen chileren out of school that ought to be going every day, and most of them are made to stay at home to work and their parents are all able to loose their work or hire it dohe. Now, Common John, these are facts, and is this the way to bring up tbe children in this grand old South you-so proudly speak of? And who is to blame for this? the children? Oh no, the children don't realizs the need of an education and therefore had as leave slay at home as not. And you said that we Southern people had al ways educated our children, I say that, in former years the attendance in the school was better than now. I remem ber well from the time Prof. John Wil- ' liamson.that grand man who taught the first Bcoool at Flatwoods, and up to the last term taught by Mr. El Locke, that noble boy whom we loved so well, the attendance was good. When the roll was called we were all there, but now, Common John, you get on your horse and ride over this, your own corn niuuity, some afternooa and you'll be surprised to find so many children at home, and yet you say we educate our children without being forced to do it. What kiud of education? at the saw mill, in the woods, behind the plow, in the kitchen. All this is good as far as it goes but likely some of them will be unable to do this hard work, then what can they do iu life without an education? I auk the question, who is to blame in this matter? I say no one but the pa rents, and as the saying ix, a bird ' that can sing and won't sing ought to-be made to sing, and the parents that can send their children to school and won't, ought to be made do it. Let's hear from more on the affirma tive side of this question. Don't let Rambler aud Common John scare you ofT. Miss Freemon your piece was good come agaiu. Thanking the Editor for xpace I am A Fx.ATvvoons Rbader. Entertaining Colored Friends.X A charming sketch of southern life in The New Idea Woman's Magazine for December describes the visit of an old black "auntie" and her granddanghter to the white family of whom the old woman had been a slave before the war. The situation is unique and is handled with sympathy and humor by the writer S: B. Hackley. The whites' fortunes have fallen and the ladies "do their own work." An excellent understaniug of etiquette howevei' prevails, and while the ladies wait on thier black guests at the little table for two in the kitchen. "AuntMaria" and "Lizzie" appropriate . the subsequent dish-washing. The en tertainment consists in "Aunt Maria" hearing all the news of her beloved "white folks" and of all their collateral branches; in being shown the gala frocks and hats of the young ladies; and finally in the affectionate bestowal of manifold gifts, broadly hinted for by the guests, from packages of coffee to hats, belts and flannel skirts. Tha article, which has the ring ot truth more than of fiction is an interesting document at the present juncture on the Southern question. THERE IS NO REASON why your baby should be thin, and fretful during the night. Worms are the oanse of thin, sick ly babies. It is natural that a healthy baby should be fat and Hleep well. If yonr baby does not retain its food, dou't experiment with colic cures and other medi cine, but try a bottle of White's Cream Vermifuge, and yon will soon see your baby have color and langh as it should." Sold by Crowder Bros. Entertainment. The Ladies Aid Society of the M E Church will give an entertainment Fri day evening, November 23, consisting of Temperance recitations, songs, etc Entrance free. All invited. To Whom It May Concern. You are hereby notified that I w il no longer be responsible for any con- ; tract made by W. C. West. ' , -R. W. West.