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CHARLES TRAVIS CRAWFORD, Editor and Owner. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1900 Published r3mi-weekly, Tuesday aud Friday. . Entered at tecond-claaa matter, Nov ember 6, 1905, at the post office at Law rriiceburg, Tennessee, under the Act of Cuugreu of March 8, 1879. Railroad Time Card SOUTH BOUND Number 21 11:33 am 23 7:35 pin NORTH BOUND Number 22 4:14 p m " 24 ; .1 6:48 a m SOUTHERN ILLITER ACY. The Compulsory Education war goes merrily on apace. Every mail is bringing us well written communications on the subject, so many indeed that we cannot print them as fast as they come in, but will have to let them await their turn. So far we have taken no part in the discuss ion, editorially and shall not do so now, but there is one matter of frequent reference by the advo' cates of the scheme, that, in our opinion, demand sa passing ref erence. Almost every writer on that side of the question bases his argument, in a great meas ure, on the great illiteracy of the Southern people- A discursive and discriminating investigation of this oharge will show its flimsy and unsubstantial charac ter. That ther is a large per centage of illiteracy in the South is only true, when the negro is included in the computation, and when this is done, our "illiter acy" cannot be cured or affected by compulsion in the matter of school attendance, and the argu ments based thereon have no proper place in this controversy. The negro as a class is illiterate and no compulsion or expenditure cart make them as a whole pres ently lettered. It can only be come a race of literary attain ment and achievement by years yea, generations of . character building, of self centered devel opement, and rigid repression of primitive instincts. Any charge of illiteracy lodged against the South, "The beautiful queen of nature's fondest love," based up on the general racial incapacity of the black man,v is untrue and unfair to the white people of this section. The white people of the South are not illiterate. From the earliest history of this coun try the South has furnished the foremost orators, educators, litterateurs and philosophers. Today the white children cf the Southern soil stand in the fore front of intelligent, creative edu cation and advancement Our , yountr men are filling posts of honor and responsibility in every land -and country. There may be conditions that demand Com pulsion" but "Southern illiter acy" is not one of them. Poof. Joe Sims, of Iron City, will be the next Superintendent of public instruction of Lawrence County, he having passed the, ex amination conducted by the State Board of Education at Nashville last week. Not only this, but out of the eighty-one who passed the examination, Prof. Sims was one of the eighteen who received a life cer tilicate. The Union not only coneratulates this excellent young man, but the good County of Lawrence. Union. Perhaps our neighbor will have to with hold its congratulati6ns yet a little while. " Prof. Sims, with all his excellence and life certificate is not yet elected, and if the friends of the present Superintendent, who feel that 4ns splendid record and labor for school upbuilding in Lawrence County deserve and will have an endorsement, are successful, Prof. Sims may not be elected We say thin not In antaganisni to Mr. Sims, whom we hold in highest esteem, but speak only for that idea of justice which is characteristic of our people. Justice demands that the man who is recognized as pre-eminently the friend of the "schools" and children of the County should have the verdict of "well done, thou good and faithful ser vant," that the grateful heart of every happy child and worthy parent in old Lawrence County now gives him. Jamestown Exposition Of all exhibitions held in the United States since the Philadelphia Centennial iu 1876, the Jamestown Ter-Centennial to be held ou the shores and water of Hamton Roads near the cities of Nor folk, Portsmouth, and Newport News, Va , April 26 to November 30, 1907, is to be the mott unique, and in originality and novelty will completely eclipse all previous Exposition. The celebratiou commemorates the most important ereut in history the founding of the first English-speaking settlement in America, at Jamestown Va., in 1607, wbere Captain John Smith and a small party of colonists established a village from which hs grown America, with nearly one hundred million in pop ulation. The celebration will show the remarkable position attained by the United State in history and education together with the marvelous industrial development and commercial expansion during three hundred years. Contem poraneous with the Exposition will be held on the waters of Hampton Roads the greatest naval pageant ever witnessed iu the world, in which every type of war vessel from the navies of all foreign nations will participate. Another, at- ractive feature e the internation al military encampment in which de tachments of troops of European coun tries w ill unite with the soldiers of the United States in a series of drills, man euvers, parades, etc. The site of the Exposition is located within 20 miuutes ride of the Tidewater cities of Virginia reached either by trol ley or steamer, and nature has combined with the ingenuity of man in making a beautiful aud picturesque spot. The grounds cover more than 400 acres.with two miles of water front facing the great est waterway in the world, and com mands an unsurpassed view of innnmer- abl points of national and historic intr- est. The scheme of landscape decoration will be novel and elaborate one of the attractive features being the floral fence which surrounds the grounb. It islnade of trumpet vines, trained on meshed wire, intertwined with honeysuckle and crimson rambler rosesthe effect being an artistic triumph of flowering beau ty. More than 25 exhibit palaces are now nearing completion comprising Audi torium, Manufacture and Liberal Arts, Mines and Metallurgy, Marine Applian ces Macinery, Food Products, Arts and Crafts Transportation, Social Economy, etc , in aditiou to the goverment and States buildings and pavilions. They will be of serai-permanent construction and in appointment will excel any similar group of buildings ever erected. In architecture they will all bi of the colonial period, forming an appropriate setting to the natural beauties of the en- ironment. Another attractive feature will ha the government pleasure pier extending 2, 000 feet into Hampton Road. At either end it will be surmounted with light towers and a working exhibit of wireless telegraphy. The entire struc ture Vill be illuminated "by thousands of arc and incandescent eledtric lights, affording an unexcelled view of the na val display. Amusements have not been lost sight of and the -"Warpath', covering more than a mile, will offer a diversified class of originrl novelties. In assembling tbe exhibits, especially those representing the varied industries and the liberal arts the managers of the Exposition have been careful to select only such as show the latest ane lpt at tainments in every line industry. Hence it will be the first "selective" Exposition ever held in the United States, in which every phaBe of commercial and indust rial development will he displayed so arranged and classified that visitors may obtain an intlligent understanding of the history and growth of any specific branch of the trades and industries, without the necessity of visiting other buildings to inspect another part of the same exhi bit. Many reasons combine to make the celebration the most successful ever at tempted, and when President Roosevel touches ad electric button April 26 of next yeir, signifying tbe formi! open- ton will not be dmppointed iu U.e wonders and attractions of tbe James- town Ter-Centennial. Paiiiraliy Bun Explosion of Gas Burns J B Rip pey about the Pace. Our townsman J It Rippey wa se verely and painfully burned about the fate and bauds, Tuesday, at his place of business, by an explosion of ga, caused by some derangement of the lighting plant. Mr. Rippey is resting fairly well at his home, the burns be ing very paiuful but it I thought not serious. reliable remedy croup- F0U Mrs. S Rosintlml, of Turner, Michigan, cays: ''We have used Chamberlain's Cough Medicine for ourpelres and children for several years and like it very much. I think it is the only remedy for croup and can highly recommend It." For sale by Free man ISroB. Factory. R KG IN A Health is very good in this communi ty at present The young people of this place at tended a Mnging at Mr. Brown Crews' Saturday night. We had about seven inches of snow here last Wednesday. y Mr. W R (Jobbell and sou, Arthur, spent a part of last week in Nashville. Rev. D J Proctor spent Saturdav uight with his daughter, Mrs. A M (lob j bell, of this place. Mr. Charley Maxwell and family o Loretto have moved into our neighbor hood, also Messrs Frank Davis am James R Short of Pinkney. J L Porter made a trip to Loretto Friday. Little Robert Davis, the infant of Mr and Mrs. Frank Davis, has the whoop ing cough. Miss Docia Dial was in Waynesboro Friday. Will Smith spent a part of last week in Lawrenceburg. Mr. Editor, did you hear those large anvils shooting week before la-tt, just as soon as the Democrats heard of their victory The Dems are as scarce as hen's teeth here, but they are the kind that don't care for keeping their op ponents awake for a few nights. They took their anvils on a high mountain wid kept up their rally for three nights in succession. One of their "'Rep" friends who Uvea in one of these three mile hollows had not gotten the election returns thought they were honoring Mr. Evans and came out and answered them but was informed differently. I will close for the present by giving an account of my negligence. I depend on getting stamp by selling eggs. ' The hens have quit laying and papa says there is no usain writing every week. My little brother had a penny and gave it to me and I had one left over on sel ling the last dozen eggs, and that's the way I got postage to send this. I don't know when I'll get to write again. The rest of the correspondents need not quit cause I has. Not Running, For the present the Lawreoceburg Steam Laundrv will not be in operation It is stopped, owing to cur inability to secure a capable and reliable manager, the former manager having quit work without notice. We very much regret the inconvenience to our patrons which this stopping causes, but are powerless to prevent it now. We hope to be run ning in a short time, and thank the people of Lawrenceburg for their past liberal and profitable patronage. Lawrencebcrq Steam Lattndry. Strayed. Dark brindle dehorued cow, with white spots, also pale red and white ;Bpotted steer yearling, marked, crop off right and split in lei t ear. Will pay for information leading to their recov ery. A M Flippo, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. For Sale. One 2 story, 6 room house with good barn, smoke house, wood house etc. 80 x 400 feet. H Cash, balance time. For further particular, call on or ad- dresa. L N Hagav. ' THERE'S NO I'SE talkiuj, you ctm't beat Herbine r the liver. The prtattst r'nu Wt ever offered to MiOVriug hu nnnity. If you MittVr from liver omplaint, if you are bilious and fretful, its your liver, and Heroine will put it iu its proper condition. A pot-itive cure for Constipation, liiti.UHue!8. DvuDfOhia and all lis doe to a torpid liver. Try a bottle and you will never nie any thing else. Sold by Crowder Hnm. MARVELOUS UNDERTAKING. An Atlanta Publishing House Surmounts all Obstacles, In the "Life and Sayings of Sam Jones," which will be published by J L Nichols A Co. , the well known Atlanta publishers, in early December, the work of this great Evangelist and Christian teacher will be made imperishable. It was an undertaking little short of mar velous to get out in so short a time volume that should be comprehensive in detail, yel free from error. Iiut Nichols h. Co., fortified theronelves by placing in touch with Mrs. Jones and Rev Walt Ilolcomb, the great Evangelist's friend and co-worker, a force of trained compilers and writers to insure tbe pub lic of a volume reaching perfection in every particular. The demand for the "Life and Say ing of Ham Jones" is already phenome nal, and ageuts throughout the country speak of it as the best selling book ot the year. A handsome outfit will be sent on the receipt of 50 cents. Circu lars free. The price of the work is Half morocco, fi 5(1; cloth, $2. 50; edition deluxe, 5.00. Expressage prepaid Address J. L. Nichols & Co., 915 Aus tell Building, Atlanta, Qa. HAD A CLOSE CALL. ''A dangerous curgical opera lion, involving the rein(val of malignant ulcer, as large , as my hand, from niv daughter's hip was prevented by the application of Hucklin's Arnica Salvp," nays A C SStickel, of Miletus, W. Vu "Persistent use of the Salve com pletely cured it.v' Cures Cuts Burns and Injuries. 25c at Win Gallaher drupgist. TEN COGENT REASONS. Why the Late Sam Jones En deared Himself to the Masses. Shortly after the death of the late Sam Jones, the Rev. vValt Ilolcomb, who had been for a number of years the great Evangelist's co-wOrker and constaut friend, was asked to write ten reasons why Mr. Jones appealed to the masses with whom he came in contact. This is what he wrote offhand and they convey much meaning: 1. He hated the Bin; but he helped the sinner. . 2. He thought an ounce of mirth was worth a pound of sighs in any market place. 3. He had no mercy for the Peck sniffs of this world, and punctured sham and hypocrisy with his keen wit. Women who paint miniatures The New Idea Woman's Magazine for December contains an article of some pages in length concerning the painting of miniauires by American women artists. In America, women appear to have led in this branch of art, which dates from the time of Charles 1. Inte resting accounts are given of the leading American womeu miniature painters, amongst whom are Miss Laura C. Hills Miss Ethel Rlacnhard, Miss Martha Ba ker, Mis Mag la Ueuerman an 1 Mts Anna Lynch . Miss Hills who " has won the reputation of being tht bent American miniature painter of the prea- day," was trained at Art Students League in New York and the Art School Boston, "he began her career an artist by designing (. hristmas curds aud valentines. After having gained exper ience in these lines she worked with pastels, her pastels including figure and landscapes. Her work was character ized by rich coloring and great depth of feeling and began to attract the atten tion of many able critics, but she was not satisfied here. She wanted a finer method of coloring than pastels, so took ... . w . . . up tbe small brush, in the beginning her orders were small, but she was wil ing to maketbe sacrifice in order to rea lize her ambitions. After working quiet ly for a few years, she began to exhibit, at Beaton gallery, and it nm not very long before her name became known as a miniature artist at home and abroad. THE ORIGINAL LAXATIVE COUGH SYRUP For tl Coufht nd tulttt In ) ipliing GoKli Irom tl tf- I ClowBIn tnm by gently moving lh Vj lumsMlM ;. A carlim ;-rlT b wtitKiinna-coUk-h. f V V i tolU. Kanntdy't Liti' Hon.r m Tar movM the bow.it, contains M CpiaiM. KENNEDY'S imfi (X'NTAlXISa BOBEYsTAB if Ml LASOIUTOIf or I. C OoWITT CO.. CNIOAQO, U. ft. A. For Sale bf V M ' IV. VI ER Ferro. Rkd Romr Raiu, rain. Health of this place is line at this writing. Ou Monday last Mr. Ab. Boswelldied at the home of his father at Venus. He leaves a number of relatives and friends to mourn his early death. He was laid to rest at the famiiy etinetery on liruthy Crt-tk. H was a good boy and lived such a life that we may feel that he is at rext with the angels above and has found peace and solace in Qod's own manoion. His short -life was full of that gentleness and loyalty which is chamcterintic of (rue umuhood Mr. Xewburn Brown and Miss Robbie Hodge of West l'oint were quietly married Sunday last. We wish them much joy anil success through. May their path be strewn with sweet (lowers that will never fade Messrs Walter and John Hughes CHiit-u (o Messrs lieonnru anu juacK . r 1 t t llyrd FHiiinlsiv night. Mr. (J or- Hyrd was a ple.isiint vis iir :o the lUrd and Johnson jiome re- c"iil!y. Mr. Warren Wright and family, of Pinkuey, are going away soon to Little Itoek, Arkansas, where'they will make ilieir future home."-' We wish nun h ore."). them Mr. Marcus Johnson made a flying trip fo Wext Point Tuesday. Mr I) ita Jcliiifou was shopping at j rro Mnndity afteruo-u. lioiii'Y-uckle, I aif still waiting to liear the wedding bells ring on Long :rancii I Oil isALE; Two good vacant business Lots in the burnt districts of urCity. Size 22 x KffTfeet each. See V. H. Lockwood, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. WHITE'S Cream Vermifuge THE GUARANTEED WORM REMEDY 'or ' F THE CHILDREN'S FAVORITE TONIC. (WR OF IMITATIONS. THK OtNUINI PRIFSSIO ONLY Y Ballard'Snow Liniment Co. BT. LOUIS, MO For Sale by CROWDER BROTHER Nwiy ml oihof - j coufh cure , y' I conttlpttlttf f , ' V r ontajnir i Ol'ial ml' Livery, Feed, Hitch and Sale Stable We have opened up for business in our new barn, with new and stylish rigs, good teams, and are prepared to give our patrons prompt and satisfactory service. VV'e solicit )rour patronage an will appreciate the favors of our friends. Near North-East Corner Public Scmaro OPENED FOR BJSINESS APRIL 21. 10OG " West Point Banking Co. West Point, Tennetskk. Capital Stock, $16,000. Earnings First Six Months Over $i5C0l OFFICERS N M IIOLLIS, THOS Vice I'rksident. DIRECTORS. J A GALLAHER T II WAKEFIELD, JAS. A HARDIN, 0 H HOLLIS, PlIEBIDKNT. C H IIOLLIS, N M HOLLIS, G L KELLEY, A F WILEY, R C JOHNSON. We have made thebest showing of any state bank ever organized in this section. We ofier to Depositors the very best of protection, being membeis of the Tennessee Hankers Association, a designated Stale DEPOSITORY and by hav ing tbe best, most modern aud Up-To-Date Safe in the County, we are insured against Burglary and day-light hold-ups. We Solicit Accounts Mm star Lemon bhown fu're Tucsday-'Iliflgcr Than Biggest Orange-Home (Irown Beauty. We were shown Ul Tuesday a lemon grown In Liwrence County, by Mr. U. O. Timnions, which tipxd the b. Hin st 21 ounces, finely matured and fr grant as any io.uju Irom any climate. The trie from w hu ll it w i.it.u is about five years old, aud has borne Uo crops. Sune Idea of the remarkable size of this lemon can be g.ithe rod fr.xu the fact Miat it was 13 inches iu circum ference the r.hr.nct way round, nod larger than the biggest orange vet put on this market, while the famous lieu Davit 'apple would not be in it for size, if this Union were around. Mis. Timmoim has taken tho lemon with he r on a visit to Northern relatives to show them just what tawrence County can lo. Normal Ausic School, Prof. Geo. W. H.H-on will begin a 23 day Normal Mu-lc Sc.M at the M. E. Church, Niuth, Ijio rciiceburir, Mon day December 31, l'Mifi This is a rare opportunity to learn music. Tiifiox. Full Normal Course f,r.00 Night Chorus class, (adults) $2 00 Night Chorus class, (children) $1.50 For further iu ormatiou Kee or write, Jamk.s 1). Vatohan, l.awretn ebu rg, Tenn. Foil RENT: A pood Seven room house, NEW, with Burn, Etc. Siiusted in North Lawrenceburg. Also one near Depot. See V II Lockwood. Strayed. A white male calf, may be font d by the owner at the residence of Rev, A L Wheatly at the head of Orowson ("nek Arrivals at the Styles House, 01 West Point. Win. Sloan, Columbia; C. A. IWner, Centrevillc; J. B. McClanurian, Centre ville; Alf Miller, Nashville; J. Bader, Columbia; Joe Sanders, Nashvile; An drew Lumpkins, Lawrenceburg. Sherl'F Smallwood, Lawrenceburg; J. R, Wil Hams, St. Louis; C. II. Holden, K ..I' ence; J. P. McDonald, Florence; Win. Lncroix, Pleasant Point; Willie Lacke, St. Joseph; C. T. Crutehficld, Nashvill . W.J Stockard, M. D. LaWEENCEBTJRH, - - TFNUESSfK. West Bid Square, KILLthe COUGH AND CURE the LUNGS w,THDr.ing' How Discovery fobC: fONSUMPTION Pries 0UGHS and 50c & $1.00 0LDS Frea Trial. Surest and Quickest Cure for all THROAT and LUNG TROUB LES, or MONEY BAGS. For Sale by W M GALLAHER is) HWAKKKiLD. . Cashier. II C MOORE P A NEAL W G TIDWELL. o! Every Description.