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THE COLUMBIA 1IEKALI): FUIDAV, FEU1UIAKY 12, 1897.
NO ONE OAY AD. WITH
1'IUAKETTES MUST (50,
Suith the Honorable (ienenil Assem
bly of Tennessee.
Tun IiiiixirtHiit KWtlun Hills I'n l-t
HfinliiiK, hikI Iwii Otlirrs Are
NeHrlnj; tlii (imil.
hold good until Goods
advertised are closed out.
One case Ginghams 3 1-2C
One case extra good soft finished A
Bleached Domestic 5c.
1000 y'ds 4-4 Sea Island Domestic. ..4 1-2C.
One case extra good 3G-inch Pe-
nangs, new designs 7 1-2C.
One case Duck, worth 15c 10c.
We are convinced that one or two days'
special sales is not justice, as only a few
jan attend on these days, so from this date
prices will hold good as long as goods
quoted are in stock.
' New Embroideries at a price to surprise
you. New wash goods.
Handsome Bronze Clock Given to Every Cns
' tomer Free! Call and See Them.
wrestling with Mr. Thompson's rail
road commission hill. The hill had
been recommended for pasture by
the Judiciary Committee with a
number of amendments, all of which
were adopted. Only one of these
amendments was of material im
portance, namely, that one which
provides that the railroad compa
nies shall furnish thecoimnissioners
with passes over their lines. The
hill was carried over until Thursday.
Mi W AY'S ntOOKK DINGS.
Mr. Honk struck a blow at patent
medicines by the introduction of a
hill requiring vendors of such medi
cines to have a printed formula on
the wrapper or label of each bottle.
The solons ought to strike a blow at
Mr. Collinsworth introduced a bill
to prohibit the opening of the Cen
tennial grounds on Nmidiy.
The bill appropriating $100,hm) to
t he Nashville Centennial came up
for discussion. The hill whs
amended to read $5u,ooo instead of
flOiUHK). and passed by n vote of 21
to 12. The vote in detail is as fol
lows: Senators voting. aye Messrs.
Hartlett, Butler, Canada, Case,
Claiborne, Clement, Cline. Dahhs,
Fitzgerald, Oillhain, Gihnore,
(Juild, (Sunn, Hainner, Houk,
Keeney, Lee, Mann, Taylor, Tipton
and Mr. Speaker Thompson 21.
Senators voting no Messrs. Bate,
Boyd, Collinsworth, Ellis, Evans,
Hodges, Hurt, Parker, Smithson,
Thomas, Waddell and Whitta
The Senate adjourned until Mon
Mr. Monterverde introduced a bill
to make it unlawful to enter any
theatre or place of public amuse
ment in this State with covered
head, and to prescribe a penalty for
A bill was introduced by Mr.
Mynatt making it a misdemeanor to
play an uncivilized game called foot
Mr. Colli nsworth's Senate bill to
make it a felony to kill fish by the
use of dynamite or any other explo
sive, passed. The penalty for the
violation of this act is fixed at not
more than three nor less than one
year in the penitentiary.
The House adjourned until Monday.
A HETEROPHIL! I ST.
HOW HE INJURED THE FINANCIAL IN
TERESTS OF THE CONFEDERACY.
Continued from First Tage."i
Kiobyvii.lk, Fkb. !. We have ex
perienced all the changes incident to
the winter weather, and feel that it
would be useless to expatiate, for Big
byville has been no exception, but re
ceived her full quoto.
Itev. IJ. E. Iortph, of Columbia, occu
pied the pulpit at Recce's church on
.Sunday st 11 o'clock.
Hpn. J. H. Courtney, our worthy Rep
Teoentative, came out to see homefolks
Misses Media Willburu" and Nettie
Fleming spent several days the past
-week very pleasantly visiting at the
home of Mrs. Jim Uiddens on the Camp
Miss Lucretia Dew, of Sunnyside, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Ashley Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Kersey, of Pulaski,
-gladdened the hearts at the parsonage
for a few days recently. We are sorry
to learn that little Lillie Moore, the
Parsonage pet, has not been right well
or several days.
Miss Pink Gordon has recently suf
fered some little indisposition. We
hope for her a speedy recovery, as she
is not only greatly missed from our so-
cial circle, but is to he one of the princi
pal participants in the play at the
.Academy Friday night.
Messrs. tluv Zueearello and K. M.
Pender have been victims to most acute
suffering for a week or more. Mr. Zue
earello was on a visit ut Mr. J. 1 Max
well's. We hope to see them both up
noon, as Mr. Pender is greatly missed
from our streets.
Berry Owings, of Santa Fe, stopped
over with Bigbyville friends Monday
night. Berry has many friends here
who always extend him a cordial wel
come. Wishing the Hkhai.o continued suc
cess, we remain your humble
Mr. C.T. Buford is building a neat
little cottage on his father's farm. A
few more buildings in this vicinity, and
then we will be ready for pavements to
We would like to read something
from "Alma's" gifted pen.
With best wishes for prosperity to all,
I am the same, Gipsy Rlaik.
The dyspeptic curries a dreadful loud on
his bnek. It sue inn as if tut were really
mude up of two men. One of tliem ambi
tious, broiuy and energetic; the other sick,
listless, peevish and without force. The
weak man weighs the otherouo down. The
dyspeptic may be able to do pretty good
work oitu day, and the next day because of
some little Indiscretion la eating, he may
be able todo nothing at all. Must cases of
dyspepsia Mart with constipation. Consti
pation is the cause of nine-tenths of all lui
nmn sickness. Koine of its symptoms are
sick and bilious headache, di.ziuess, sour
stomncn. loss of appetite, foul breath, windy
helchiiiits, heartburn, pain and distress af
ter eating. All these are Indicative of de
rangements of the liver, stomach and bow
els, and nil nre caused hy const ipnt ion. Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant I'ellets are the uuickest,
easiest and most certain cure for this con
dition. They are not violent In action.
Hend 21 cents In one cent stamps to World's
liispensary Medical Association, Hutlalo,
N.Y., and receive I)r Pierce's HKW page
Common Nense Medical Auviser, illustrated
Did von ever stop to think what indi
gestion reallv means It means simply
that vour stomach is tired. If out legs
are tfred, we ride. The horse and steam
engine do the work. Why not give
vour stomach a ride; that is, let some
thing else do its work. Foods can be di
gested outside of the body. All plants
contain disrestive principles which w ill
dothis. The Shaker Digestive Cordial
contains digestive principle and is a
preparation designed to rest the stom
ach. The Shakers themselves have
such unbounded confidence in it that
thev have placed Id cent sample bottles
on the market, and it is said that even
so small a auantitv proves beneficial in
a vast majority of cases. All druggists
LaxoTj is the best medicine for chil-
dren. Doctors recommend it in place of
Esos Cheek, Feb.!.-The weather is
verv disagreeable at present. We are
having an abundanee-of rain.
We are glad to report the sick all im
proved in this vicinity, with the excep
tion of Mrs. i. W. Stephenson, who
still remains quite feeble.
Dr. Laws preached to a large crowd
last Sunday at lireenwood on "Holi
ness." He will preach at the same
place attain the first Suuday in March
Mrs. Mamie Stephenson was called to
the bedside or ner momr.,
Klir.abeth tiibb.at Carter's Creek, last
week. Mrs. (Jibb was resting easy tun
day, when Mrs. Stephenson returned
home. , . ...
Miss Knla F.pps. of Harpeth. is visit-
dug the family of her uncle, r
Wells, on F.non Creek.
A Mounter Musical Instrument.
The most gigantic harp ever con
str.K'tcd, as far as the record goes, was
tln.t mude by Vcritau, the provost of
Burkli, near Basel, Switzerland, in
1787. That was a long while ago, hut
the fame of M. " entail's gigantic
harp was such that it is still occasional
lv mentioned bv writers on the rare and
the wonderful, just as the sea serpent,
bloody vain, live mastadons, etc., are.
M. Veritau's colossal musical instru
ment was 320 feet in length, and, on
that account, was constructed in an open
lot instead of iu a harp factory. It was
mast simple in construction, consisting
of 15 wires strung tightly between two
K)les. These wires were of different
sizes, the largest being one-sixth of au
inch in diameter and, the smallest one-
twelfth of an inch. They were stretched
north and south and inclined in such a
manner as to form an angle of from 20
to 30 degrees with the horizon. This
queer instrument was not intended its
an exaggerated tov, but was constructed
for the express purpose of foretelling
changes in the weather, which were
calculated by Professor Veritau accord
ing to the different toucs the instrument
made when the wmd was blowing
through it. St. Louia Republic.
A Royal Rider.
Queen Henrietta of Belgium, by birth
an Austrian urchduchess, continues, in
spite of her snow white hair and rank
as a grandmother, to occupy her time
with circus riding. 'A year ago she gave
in the riding school of the royal palace
at Brussels a seinipublic performance,
in which she and her daughter Clemen
tine put their horses through all kinds
of fancy paces and trick riding with the
skill of professionals. They leaped their
horses through burning hoops and over
flaming hedg"s, and her majesty jump
ed a pet horse over a dinner table cov
ered with flowers and lighted candela
bra. Then she drove u team of 20-in-haud
herself, mounted ou her favorite
Little was done by the solons of t he
upper house Monday, save the in
troduction ot a number 01 new bills
and the passage ot several bills on
third reading, all being measures of
The following new bills were in
By Mr. Courtney, of Maury. To
change the time of holding Circuit
Court in the several counties of the
Ninth Judicial Circuit.
By Mr. Woods To fix the ago of
consent of persons in making mar
riage contract and requiring county
courts to refuse the issuance of mar
riage licenses to persons under the
age. The age of consent is fixed a;
21 for males and 10 for females.
Mr. Matthews' bill to abolish
State Board of Equalization
passed by u vote of 04 to 3.
The following new bills were in
By Mr. Claiborne To prevent
doctors from prescribing for patients
By Mr. Uillham To . provide for
the establishment, maintenance and
government of the reformatory de
partment ot ttie Tennessee Indus
The cigarette bill, which had
previously passed the House, was
taken up for its third reading in
the Senate. After some discussion
as to the constitutionality of the bill,
the opposition being led principally
by the Republicans, trie Dill passed
by the following vote:
Ayes Messrs. Bate, Boyd, Clai
borne, Collinsworth, Ellis, Evans,
Gillham, Guild, Gunn, Hamner,
Hodges, Lee, Parker, Taylor, Thom
as, wauueii, wnitaKer ana .Mr.
Speaker Thompson 18.
A oes Messrs. isartiett. uutier,
Canada, Case, Pabbs, Houk, Hurt
and Mann 8.
The Green election bill occupied
the greater part of the time in the
House Tuesday. After a great deal
of discussion pro and con, the bill
passed by a vote of 52 to 31).
VE1NKSI AY'S 1'ItOCKKDINC.S.
The Senators amused themselves
Wednesday by passing a quartette
of election bills and hurling at one
another darts poisoned with the
venom of politics.
Mr. Green's election bill pricked
the bubble of indignation of the Re
publicans, and the explosion rang
out sharply through the corridors of
the State house. The warfare was
carried on all during the day, and
became red-hot at intervals.
After the smoke of battle had
cleared away, it was found that four
election bills had been passed. They
were as follows: Mr. Johnson's bill
to preserve the purity of elections
by defining offenses against the elec
tive franchise and prescribing pun
ishment for the same: Mr. Green's
bill providing for the appointment
of election commissioners: Mr.
Hamner's bill extending the Dortch
law to counties of 60,000 and over
and to towns of 2,6t)0 and over; Mr.
Canada's bill providing for the ex
tension of the registration laws to
counties of 50,000 and over, and mak
ing it the duty of the registration
commissioner to appoint one of the
three judges at each precinct in
their respective counties. The first
two bills have beeu passed by the
House, and now cnly await the
Governor's signature to become laws.
a dull day
Mr. IJlauk Was Kent to England to Solicit
Aid and Failed -Tho Message lie Sent
to Sir. Mvmminger Was tlie Opposite of
What He Supposed.
Th Southern Confederacy was only a
few months old when a financial agent
was sent to England on a very impor
tant mission. Mr. Blank was a politi
cian and a banker. Ho was also an ele
gant gentleman, with many influential
acquaintances on both sides of the wa
ter. Before leaving Richmond he had a
long talk with Memminger, the secre
tary of the treasury.
"If I find that England will aid us,"
he said, "I will send you word hy some
reliable blockade runner. It will be a
very "brief message, but you will undcr
rt.r.id it, while it will mean nothing to
the enemy if it should be intercepted "
The confidential agent slipped through
the lines, and iu less than a month was
comfortably established in Loudon. In
the metropolis he found many southern
ers and many prominent Englishmen
who sympathized with the secessionists,
lie r,aw Mr. Yancey, the Confederate
minister, every day, and tho two work
ed together iu harmony. Mr. Yancey
was a practical man and was not long
in coming to the conclusion that no aid
was to be expected from the British gov
ernment. "Tho abolition sentiment controls
here," ho said to Mr. Blank. "Some of
the statesmen would like to help the
south iu order to break up the Union,
but tho people will never consent. The
south will have to fight alone."
Blank felt pretty blue when he heard
this, and that night ho wrote the single
word "successful" on a thin slip of pa
per 'and ikillfully secreted it in au or
dinary coat button. The next day he
was visited by a southern friend, who
remained with him for an hour or more,
During his stay he removed the top but
ton from his coat and sewed on oue
given by Mr. Blank
"I understand it all," ho said when
ho left. "If I get safely to ilmiugton,
I will go at once to Richmond and give
this Luttou to Mr. Memminger. I prefer
not to know the nature of the message,
as you say that it explains itself."
"Yes," replied Blank, "it will be
understood by tho secretary, and as it
refers to a stato secret I cannot say any'
thinf? about it. "
The two shook hands, and the gentle
man with tho precious button took the
next train for Liverpool, where ho
boarded a steamer bound for Wilming
The steamer was chased by Federal
cruisers, hut she managed to reach her
destination without any serious mishap.
In tho course of two or three days the
mysterious traveler called on Mr. Mem
minger iu Richmond and presented him
with a button. Tho secretary cut off its
covering in a hurry and smiled when
he read the word "successful. "
"Did Mr. Blank show this message to
you? he asked.
"2so. We both thought it best that I
should remain in ignorance so that no
telltale expression of my face would be
tray anything if the enemy captured
At a meeting of the cabinet that aft
ernoon Mr. Memminger was in high
spirits. He predicted that the war would
be over iu 00 days and said that England
was preparing to recognize the Confed
eracy and send over her warships to
break the blockade.
"I have this," he said, "from my con
fidential agent, Mr. Blank."
The namo commanded respect, and
when the secretary said that under the
circumstances a loan of $15,000,000 ne
gotiatcd in Europe would be sufficient
everybody agreed with him. The weeks
rolled on, and Erlanger in Paris adver
tised for bids for $ 1 5, 000, 000 in Confed
erate bonds. Mr. Blank read this at his
London hotel and dropped his paper in
"Well, I'll be d d!" he remarked.
"Must bo a mistake. I'll run over and
Bee about it."
The next day he was at Erlanger's
office in Paris. The French banker in
formed his visitor that there was no
mistake, and then Blank swore vigor
ously. The bids rushed in from all quar
ters. If the demands of these specula
tors had been met, $500,000,000 in Con
federate bonds could have been sold.
When this fact became known, Mr.
Blank again relapsed into profanity.
Ho could not stand it, and, despite
tho danger of the trip, he mado his ar
rangemeuts to return home. His inter
view with Memminger was a stormy
ouo when he arrived at Richmond.
"I intended to write 'unsuccessful!
he said after a long talk.
well, there is your message, re
plied the secretary. "Yon wrote 'sue
"I don't understand it," said Mr.
Blank sadly. "Surely your advices from
Mr. Yancey should have warped you
that there was something wrong."
"His dispatches were intercepted,"
answered the other.
"I don't understand it," repeated
"Perhaps I do," quietly remarked
the secretary. "I have carefully noted
your talk this morning, and I have dis-coven-d
that you are a heterophemist
For instance, you say London when you
mean Richmond and Richmond when
you mean London. You similarly mis
use the names of other places and per
aons and are. unconscious of it. When
Tha highest Step
in good and profitable housekeep
ing is the use of the famous cleaner
Gold Dlst. No woman who wants
to make a success in conducting her
household affairs, in savin t time and
)p X money, fret and worry in keeping her
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It keeps the cleaning well done up,
with little work and time. Sold
everywhere. Made only by
THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY,
Chlcagt, St Louis, New York, Boston, Philadelphia.
Great Closing-oat Sale!
Everything in our House at Exactly HALF Price!
FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS every Men's
and Boys' Suit or Overcoat10 our house will he placed at your
disposal you select what you want and pay exactly HALF-PRICE for It.
All our $0 suits for $3.00
All our $8 suits for 4.00
All our $10 suits for 5.00
All our $15 suits for 7.50
All our $5 overcoats for 2.50
All our $0 overcoats for 3.00
All our $10 beaver overcoats
$2 boys' overcoats for 5Q
$4 boys' overcoats for 1.35
All our $1 men's pants
All our $2 men's pants
All our $3 men's pants
All our $4 inen'i pauts nr.
All our fine pants, odds and
ends, worth from $5 to $(!, k) w
closing out price .?)
Jeans pants ow
BOYS' SUITS AN
All our $1 suits A
for P ot
All our $2 suits , nA
All our $:i suits
D KNEE PANTS.
All our $4 suits kJ ....
Boys' 7'c knee pants, double ,w
seat and knee, all wool, for
All our&icand 4oc knee pants w
SPECIAL HAT SALE.
Black derbys worth from $2.50 I Alpine hats wortli from $2 to QK
to $3, for ouu. ?3, elosinsr price ouu
All 50c hats n , All of our 20c woolen socks 4rk
at JiSOC.I for .IU
$2 genuine lamb's - wool
shirts or drawers for ipi..JJ
$1.50 camel's hair or nat- mC
ural wool undershirts at. . u
All our $1 undershirts Kn
All our 65c undershirts
All our 35c shirts
All our tJVic unlandered
white shirts for
All our $1.50 laundered
I white shirts, strictly a
I fine dress' shirt, united
I brand, closing-out price.
-Gloves at any Price to Close Out.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
All our $3.50 custom-made a . -.p
shoes for 4l.j
All our $3 shoes , rn
for 1 .50
All our $2 satin calf shoes , nn
All our $1.50 ladies' shoes r
in all styles and toes, heel
or spring heel.
AU our 11 tie $2.50 ladies' shoes , nr
All our boots must go at any
Men's buckle Arctics nr
Men's rubbers n
Ladies' rubbers ( n
REMEMBER, I mean business. Everything in my house will be sold
at exactly half-price for the next thirty days, no matter what you want to
buy. I am determined not to carry over any winter goods. 50 cents wil
buy $1 worth of goods at
STAR CLOTHING HOUSE,
The Acknowledged Cheapest Clothier.
North Side Public Square.
you sent me that message, the word 'un
successful' was iu your mind, hut, being
a heterophemist, you wrote au opposite
word and mined the Confederacy."
"I may have made a mistake, sir,"
said Mr. Blank, rising from his chair,
"but I am neither a lunatic nor au
idiot. I have tho honor to hid you good
Heterophemy is a fatal thing iu di
plomacy. Chicago Times-1 lerald.
Eleven Timri Around the Earth.
Just think of itt "Eleven times
around this glolw of ours" in the space
of 60 seconds! Can you imagine any
thing that moves with such remarkable
speed? Sound travels only 12 1-2 miles
per minute, and a riflo ball (if its speed
were not diminished by resistancc)10 1-2
miles. Light passes through a distance
equal to 7 1-2 revolutions of the earth in
one minute, but electricity travels so
astonishingly fast that it is able to com
plete the circuit of the earth 111-2 times
in 60 seconds. St. Louis Republic.
"Don't you think, Mrs. Spitcly, that
this hat is a little too gay for a matron
ly woman like me?"
"Not at all, my dear. You know that
you're years younger than you look."
Detroit Free Press.
The bluebottle fly is purely a meat
fly, subsisting altogether upon meat and
offal and laying its eggs in decomposed
An ordinary brick weighs about four
THE LONGFELLOW STATUE.
A Fitting Memorial of the Port at Tort,
land, III lllrthplaros.
One of the iM'St instances of what the
statue of any great man should be at
any rate, iu the respect of its situation,
its perspective with regard to other me
morials and the local estimation iu
which it is held is the htatue of Long
fellow at Portland, hy Mr. Franklin
Simmons. It is a dignified seated figure
of the poet in bronze, occupying a con
spicuous site in the best part of tho
town, in the middle of a square which
is now known as Longfellow square.
The statue was raised a few years ago
by a fund solicited through a wide field,
but chiefly obtained, I believe, in Port
land. The sculptor was chosen tlirough
that curious local spirit which has af
fected unfavorably many of our archi
tectural and other monuments. He waq
avowedly selected because he was a
"Maine man," though he had never
seen the poet. However, the result in
this case seems to have been happy. The
statue has mnch beauty, and the like
ness is said to be excellent
This statue stands in the poet'i native
town, as is entirely proper. It may ap
peal every day to the eyes of thousands
of young people, born Tery much as he
w as born, who should see in it the sug
gestion of possibility for them. Poetic
ally it makes the stranger fancy the
genius or spirit of the uian still linger
ing among the scenes of his youth, and
it symbolizes the satisfaction which ev
ery man feels to have his name remem
bered in his native town. J. E. Cham
berlin ia Atlantic.