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COLUM1HA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL !), 1897.
NEWS AND C0M3IEXT.
Alfred K. Bick, of Georgia, has
been appointed Minister to Japan.
To-morrow will be the last day of
the preHfiiit session of the Tennessee
Legislature, unless they have an
Reprkskntativks of several hun
dred Hryan and Sewall clubs met In
New York last week and organized
the Progressive Democratic League.
It is rumored about that Col. D.
11. Cooper and Hon. Van Leer Polk
will shortly begin the publication of
a red-hot Democratic weekly news
paper In Nashville.
Mrs. Mary Emkn Lease, the
former expounder of populism, is
now a disciple of Buddha. She is
also a socialist, lives In New York,
and wears stylish costumes.
The bankruptcy bill will be con
sidered in the Senate this week.
Mills and Morgan, It is reported,
will attach a resolution to the
bill providing for putting Weyler
Into the hands of a receiver.
Nearly one thousand Italian Im
migrants arrived at New York last
Sunday from Meditterranean ports.
They came together on one steamer.
At this rate the honest American
laborer will soon be crushed out,
and will have to emigrate to other
The Globe Savings Rank, of Chi
cago, assigned Monday. The last
statement, published Feb. 13, show
ed a capital of $200,000 and surplus
of $12,000, with deposits of $142,000,
and savings, $313,000. The bank
was organized by Gov. John P.
Altgeld and others in 1891.
The Richardson building in Chat
tanooga was destroyed by fire last
Saturday. The loss was $280,000
and the insurance $130,950. Royd
Ewing was dashed to death by fall
ing from the fifth story, and 8. M.
Patton was buried beneath the
ruins. Both were prominent men.
J. II. Burrow, voluntary observer
at Lynnville, in his weather report
for March, finds that the rainfall
there during that month reached
15.27 Inches, the greatest known in
his observations of eight years.
Next to this comes 12 inches of rain
fall during the month of July 1890.
It is estimated that the New York
World spent $23,425 and the Journal
$32,500, In their rivalry, over- getting
the pugilistic news from Carson
City. The World paid John I.. Sul-
livan $3,000 for his services, while
John J. Ingalls being an "Hon
orable" and an ex-Senator cost the
The Dingley tariff bill, the pro
moter of trusts, combines and mo
nopolies, passed the House last
Thursday, and is now in the hands
of the Senate, where it will remain
until the dog days come. If the
attitude of the Senate be correctly
forecast, Mr. Dingley will have to
be given an introduction to his oif
spring when it emerges from that
The direful prediction is made
that the extra session of the Ken
tucky Legislature will not adjourn
before June 1. At the cost of $1,000
a day, the tax-payers of Kentucky
will be out a nice little sum by that
time. The body has been in session
nearly four weeks and not a single
bill has been made a law. The most
of their time has been consumed in
trying to elect a Senator.
A Dallas paper of recent date
has the following notice about
Lucius J. Polk, a former Maury
Countian: "Acting General Mana
ger L. J. Polk, of the Gulf, Colorado
& Santa Fe, received news yester
day of his appointment by President
E. P. Ripley, of the Atchison, as
General Manager. Mr. Polk came
to Dallas last night from Fort Worth
and was warmly congratulated. He
goes to Austin this morning."
The United States Senate passed
by almost a unanimous vote last
Monday a resolution to the effect
that in their judgement It was the
duty of the President to protest to
the Spanish Government against
their barbarous methods of warfare;
the case In hand being that of Gen.
Ralz Rivera, a Cuban leader, who
was recently captured by the
Spaniards and will be tried By a
druih head court martial and shot.
Iw School hiiiI ttit riioilite are Crowd -liiK
M r. Pleasant, April 4. Prof. A.
H.Merrell,of Vanderbilt University,
gave a select reading in the chapel
of Howard Institute last Friday
evening, principally from scenes in
Rip Van Winkle. A splendid house
greeted the famous elocutionist, and
a most delightful evening was spent.
Much credit is clue Profs. Bostick
and Denning for giving our - people
an opportunity or hearing a man of
such eminence in his profession, and
one that so truly impersonates char
acter. We were misinformed last week
in the statement that Messrs. Riche
& West were associated here in the
phosphate business, but we learn it
is West & Cajot who have bought an
interest in the firm of T. C. Meadows
& Co., and now will greatly enlarge
and improve their facilities for min
ing. We understand a long price
was paid for the interest, but the
exact amount, is not made public.
Mr. G. W. Killebrew was exhibi
ting on the streets a few days since
what to us was quite a curiosity, and
many were the guesses as to what it
was. It consisted of a square box of
raw-hide, about two inches square
and about the same depth, covered
with a lid of about four inches
square of the same material and se
curely sewed together, and having
the appearance of a great ago. On
being opened within was found neat
ly rolled up a long strip of parch
ment written upon in the ancient
Hebrew language: it was taken to
our Jewish friends Dr. Greenbuyer
and Mr. Herman and they explained
mat it was what the Jews call Bal
Rosh, a part of the Twillam, and
used in the morning prayer. It was
bound upon the forehead while
worshipping and the writing was the
ten commandments. Mr. Ed Ligon
found it amohir the effects o' a Rus-
sion Jew laborer who died in a min
ing camp some time since.
Dr. J. Lewis Sadler, a recent grad
uate of Vanderbilt University, ac
companied by his father,;V. G. Sad
ler, manager of the National Fer
tilizer Co., of Nashville, was here
Saturday. Dr. Sadler was prospect
ing with a view of locating and was
so well pleased that he decided to
cast his lot with us, and will return
here this week. The elder Mr. Sad
ler was looking after the phosphate
Interests here, in which he is Inter
ested. D. A. Grippln of Wisconsin, was
here a few days since prospecting.
Capt. G. M. 'V. Klnzer of William
sport, accompanied by his excellent
wife, spent two or three days here
last week. He' was looking over the
town with a view of purchasing a
lot to build upon, that lie may take
advantage of our excellent schools.
We gladly welcome such good citi
zens to our village.
G. W. McKennon, Jr., of Colum
bia, was interviewing the farmers
here last week in the interest of his
Dr. Henry Long showed us recent
ly various specimens of what looked
like valuable mineral deposits found
on his land, and among other things
was a piece of very hard stone that
was capable of a very high polish,
and is believed to be lithograph
stone. Besides all this he has what
experts believe almost positive evi
dence of oil, and wells will be sunk
this summer. We hope the Dr. may
yet become a multi-millionaire, for
we know no man who could use it
in a more princely style.
Richard Dawson (colored) was ar
rested last week on the charge of
breaking into Hunter & Ingram's
m'll and stealing a sack of flour val
ued at To cents. He was carried to
Columbia and tried before Judge
Erwin, who bound him over to the
May term of Circuit Court.
The Hon. Mumford Smith wa
called home from the legislature
last week on account of the illness
of Mrs. Smith. II.
Garwood's Sarsnparllla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains.
The Teachers' Club held one of Its
enjoyable meetings in the rectory
parlors last Friday evening. The
subject for the evening was "Short
hand," which received ample justice
from Miss Sliaub. Misses Bennett
and Chandler surprised the club
with a most delightful repast of
The boarding pupils were sorely
disanpointen at not being able to
attend the Glee Club, owing to the
There will be a recital in the
study hall this afternoon, after roll
call. The selections will consist of
vocal and instrumental music and
Miss Charlotte Henderson was
absent last Thursday and Friday,
owing to the death of Mrs. J. T.
Harahan. She remained in Nash
ville until Monday morning.
Miss Ormagh Armstrong spent
Friday night with Athennpum
friends and attended the entertain
ment at the rectory.
The Board of Health.
Governor Taylor has appointed
the following members of the new
State Board of Health:
Dr. W. J. McMurray, of Nashville;
Dr.W. J. Miller, Johnson City; Dr.
J. A. Allbrlght, Somerville; i Mr. 8.
N. Warren, Spring Hill, aud Hon.
John M. Essary, ex-ottieio member.
Under the bill recently passed by
the Legislature to reorgauU- the
board, the number of members were
reduced from seven to five, to be. ap
pointed by the Governor, and to be
composed of one physician from
each grand division of the State, one
live stock breeder and the Commis
sion of Agriculture.
( :msTU TII'll '(ill IS.
ii 'l AilVoVHtO. I
A hypocrite is one who seeks to
shine in borrowed colors.
God will flg'dour battles for us as
long as we are faithful to him.
Don't call on God for help until
you have exhausted your own
We must learn to obey before we
can claim that we have learned
The novel method of advertising
sensational sermons has ceased to
attract. It is now in order to adver
tise a sermon on reformation.
It is commendable to hold our
tongues when our tempers are boil
ing, but God will condemn us if we
allow our tempers to boil to long.
If we could see ourselves as others
see us, we would see more faults
than we ever dreamed of, and proba
bly more virtues than we ever pos
sessed. It is of no consequence what the
verdict of the Inquest may be, just
so the angels are on hand at death
to carry the spirit to Abraham's
Jesus was made perfect by suffer
ing, and all who would become bet
ter must learn to bear with patience
and fortitude the burdens of life.
What fascination can there pos
sibly be In that pretty chatter which
some neonle delnrhtto carrv on con
cerning the supposed faults, weak
nesses, or shortcomings, of their
neighbors? The most ludicrous
feature of the whole contemptible
business is the air of reserve and
secrecy which is often assumed in
connection with it. Who had not
seen the significant shake of the
head which is intended to mean,
"If it were not for tny goodness of
heart, I could tell things a , great
deal worse." There are two kinds
of gossip: the idle and the malig
nant. The former consists of mere
empty gabble, and is very repre
hensible; but the latter carries a
burden of studied malace, and may
properly be called satanic. The
woman who engages in gossip is
bad enough; the minister of the
gospel is the worst of all. When we
find a servant of Jesus Christ letting
himself down to the level of a com
mon tale-bearer, and stirring up
strife among chief friend, we are
simply amazed. What can such a
man be thinking about? Christian
" That "will-o'-the-wisp" that down
ed Josiah Patterson and Jos. . Wash
ington put two bright young patriots
in the Congress of the United States
to battle for the rights of constituen
cies formerly misrepresented. We
refer to the Hons. E. W. Carmack
and John Wesley Gains. McMinn-
vule New Era.
With prize fighters glorified as he
roes, and the secular press inocula
ting myriads with the prize-fight
spirit, combined with the influence
of brewers and winebibbers.who dic
tate and make our laws, we are in a
fair way to lote night of civic right
eousness. Nothing but strong faith
in God and close and patient watch
ing of our households can save us
from the flood of ungodliness that
now threatens. Truth, we believe,
will finally triumph, but alas I in the
conflict many will go down to rise no
more. Christian Advocate.
The H.Clay Evans band wagon
has at last reached its destination.
Philadelphia North American.
The date of the arrival of pros
perity has been changed from Marcli
4th till it gets here. Murfreesboro
The Dingley tariff will so heavily
increase the burdens of the working
people that they will cry aloud for
relief, and it is by this means that
the republican congress hopes to
divert the minds of the masses from
the money question. But while the
kick against increased taxes will be
a vigorous one, the working people
will not lose sight of the fact that
the present financial policy of the
government is grinding out their
very life blood. McMinnville New
During Congressman Carmack's
brief and briefless career as an
amateur lawyer, some of his numer
ous friends had him elected justice
of the peace at Columbia, and he
got even by having a Uushel of fun
out of the county court. On one oc
casion he presented to the court a
resolution setting forth the offen
sively kid-gloved character of the
chancery court and resolving that
the county court declare the odious
tribunal abolished. So well did it
fall in with their own prejudices
and so ably did the young 'squire
support his resolution that it was
passed with great gesto by the
solons from the "deestricts." The
joke is still told at the expense of
Maury's Witena Gemonte, but if
the Estes 'ee bill passes it will be
no joke to say that the Hamilton
county court can practically abolish
the chancery court. Chattanooga
Mt. Pleasant riiosphate Field.
Ruhm & O'Neal, of this city, have
Just completed a very accurate map
of the Mt. Pleasant phosphate field,
compiled from accurate surveys
made by them recently. The map
shows the extent of the field to be
about 9,500 acres, of -which about
2,500 acres is covered with high
grade phosphate rock, yielding on
an average 3,000 tons per acre,, mak
ing the probable amount of phos
phate in this locality about 7,500,000
tons. As only about 40,000 tons have
been dug so far, the importance of
this field in the future can easily be
seen. Nashville American.
Telephones f.r Farmers.
Since the cost of telephones has
been so greatly reduced the lamer
farmers in the more prosperous agri
cultural sections of the country ai
availing themselves of this 'great,
modern convenience. An instance
in point is furnished by Mau"-y
County in this state, where a citi
zens' company furnishes telephones
to its subscribers at $12 a year.
Wit bin the last few month the
list has grown until more than 150
households and business firms are
supplied with the means of direct
and immediate communication with
each other. A very large proportion
of this number consists of farmers
living within a radius of fifteen
miles of Columbia, the county seat.
Everybody knows what a great
saving of time, trouble and expense
the telephone exchanges are to the
people of the towns and cities, and
it is easily apparent that the saving
is immensely greater to the farmers
separated by vastly greater distan
ces from eacli other and from the
centers of business. Most of the
business which they have to transact
with their merchants, bankers and
their neighbors generally can be
done as well by telephone as by go
ing in person to those with whom
they have dealings. They are thus
enabled to save a great deal of time
which they would otherwise be com
pelled to spend away from home to
the neglect of their work. They are
kept in immediate communication
witli the markets and with the af
fairs of the outside world in general.
In a social way, also, it is of great
benefit to themselves and families.
and serves in large measure to re
lieve ttie dullness and monotony of
farm life, which is its greatest'd raw
back to the young people. When
the farmer and his household can
thiu have means of keeping their
ears against the very heart throbs of
the active, progressive outside world
they lose in large measure that sense
of isolation which is 60 oppressive
to those who have strong social In
clinations. As an educator, also, it
opens up great possibilities. Indeed
it seems certain that the cheap tele
phone is destined to solve many of
the most perplexing problems of how
to make farm life pleasant and profi
table. Chattanooga News.
The four-year-old daughter
prominent Baptist minister of
lem, wno nas mastered the nursery
rhyme: "If at first you don't suc
ceed, try, try again," recently star
tled both her parents by a totally
Unexpected application of the lines,
says the New York Times. The hour
of little Mabel's departure to the
land ot ''Bye-bye" had arrived, and
all arrayed in , her , berribboned
'mightier the drild came toddling
into the sitting room from the nur
sery to say her prayer at mamma's
knee. It had been a trying day in
the nursery, and nurse had had oc
casion several times to call for assis
tance in the management of the un
ruly little miss. The child seemed
conscious of her fall from grace, and
it was with a very sober face that
she came to ask forgiveness. Af
ter repeating the time-honored:
"Now I lay me down to sleep," she
continued, as was her wont, "an"
now Dod please bess mamma an'
papa, an' make me a dood girl"
Here she pasued, and, with the seri
ousness which convulsed the other
members of the family and com
pletely won her mother's forgive
ness, she . added ; "An' if at first
you don't succeed, try, try again!"
A Hoy's Essay on Girls.
Girls is a queer kind of varmint.
Girls is the only thing that has their
own way every time. Girls is of
several thousand kinds, and' some
times one girl can be like several
thousand if she wants you to do any
thing. Girls is all alike one way.
They are like cats. If you rub 'em
right way of the hair they'll pur and
look sweet at you, if you rub them
the wrong way or step on their tails
they'll claw you. So long as you let
a girl have her own way she's nice
and sweet; but just cross her and
she will spit at you worse than a
cat. Girls Is also like mules; they
are headstrong. If a girl don't want
to believe anything you can't make
her. If she knows it's so she won't
say so. Bro. Joe says he don't like
big girls, but he does like little ones;
and when I saw him kissing Jennie
Jones last Sunday and told him
what he'd said, he said he was bit
ing her cause he din't like her. I
think he hurt her, for she hollered
and run, and there was a big red
spot on both of her cheeks. This is
all I know about girls, and father
says the less I know about them the
better off I am. Brooklyn Eagle.
A Texas Judge's Charge.
The little personal mention of
Judge Roy Bean, of Langtry, Tex.,
provoked a kind subscriber to send
"The picture, in yonr publication
or March 11, or Judge Koy Kean.fsall
right, except the collar and cravat.
He was once trying a Mexican for
stealing a horse, and his charge to
the jury was one of the shortest on
"Gentlemen of the jury, thar's a
Greaser In the box and a boss miss
ing. You know your duty I"
And they did. Leslie's Weekly.
A Good One.
A colored preacher in one of the
lower counties writing to the bishop
to send a preacher, said : "Send u
a bishop to preach here Sunday. If
you can't send a bishop, send a slid
ing elder; if you can't send him,
send a stationary preacher; if you
can't send him. send a circus rider;
if you can't send him, send a locus
preacher; if you can't do no better,
why, send us an exhauster."
IJKJIS OF mouiinr.
i 'ie shortest way to do many1
tilings i to do only one tiling at a
time. B irleigh. j
Talk what you will of taste, my
friend, you will find two of a face as
soon as of a mind. Pope.
A politician weakly and umiahlv
in the right is no match for a poli
tician tenaciously and pugnaciously
in the wrong. -Whipple.
We learn wisdom from failure
more than from success; we often
discover what will do by finding out
what will not do. Smiles.
The excessive pleasure we feel in
talking of ourselves ought to make
us apprehensive that we afford little
to our auditors. Rochefouculd.
Resentment seems to have been
given us by nature for defense only;
it is the safe-guard of justice, and
the security of innocence. Smith.
Be a man's vocation what it may,
his rule should be to do his duties
perfectly, to do the best he can, and
thus to make perpetual progress in
his art. Channing.
I suppose that people bred from
childhood to lean their hacks against
the wall of the creed and the church
catechism, find it hard to sit up
straight on the Republican stool,
which obliges them to stiffen their
own backs. Holmes.
Ned Turnley does not profess to
be a surgeon, nevertheless he per
formed a curious operation several
days ago, and the patient still lives
as a proof of its success, says the
For a week or more one of his
hens has been in suspense of mind
as to whether she would incubate
thirteen eggs in a snug nest of hog
hair in a barrel, or devote her whole
time to the unusual exercise of
stretching hpr neck and trying to
swallow without having anything to
swallow. While she was trying to
do both, and dividing her time about
equally between the two, Ned de
cided to Investigate the reason why
a hen should become so engrossed in
athletics as to neglect her business.
College boys sometimes do that, but
this is the first recorded instance of
a hen neglecting her duty.
The result of Ned's Investigations
was the discovery of a large wad of
hog hair and gravel compactly
massed into a ball as large as a wal
nut and securely lodged in her craw.
It was this bie lump that the fool
hen had been trying to get into her
digestive compartment. It was
large enough to have stopped up a
good-sized chicken snake; but she
evidently did not know it.
Well, to cut short this narrative,
ed sharpened his knife and opened
ner craw, removea tiie foreign suo
stance, and with a needle and silk
thread sewed It up aga'n. The old
hen seems to appreciate the kind
ness and is now doing her whole
duty toward the eggs, which are
now in another nest, clear out of her
way of temptation to feast on bris
Pressure of Beep Water.
A curious object lesson of the
enormous pressure of water Is fur
nished by what was once a diving
bell designed to be used in Lake
Michigan, but now a shapeless mass
of metal. It was a hollow cube of
about 0 feet, constructed of plates of
phosphor bronze five-eighths of an
inch thick. The windows through
which the divers could look were 3
inches square and were strengthen
ed with iron bars, while the window
panes were made of glass plates an
inch in thickness. The whole weight
of the bell was rather more than ten
tons. When it was finished, It was
sent to Milwaukee and then towed
12 miles into the lake, where there
is a depth of something like 200
feet of water. Then It was lower
ed, with strong timbers attached to
It, in order to test its strength. After
it had reached the bottom it was
noticed that the timbers came up in
splinters, and when the bell was
pulled up it was crushed out of all
recognition of its former shape,
while the windows, in spite of their
strength, were simply pulverized.
It has been calculated that at the
depth to which the bell descended
the pressuro was just on 87 pounds
to the square inch, which would
give a total pressure of 353,S)24 pounds
on each side of th bell and a result
ing pressure of over 1,3(50 tons on the
Good Cause for Suicide.
A society reporter, describing the
festivities following a marriage In
high life, wrote that "after enjoying
the generous feast, with its profusion
of crusty old wines, the merry party
all filed downstairs and joined the
His handwriting was rather bad,
and when he looked at the paper
that evening his hair, first gently,
but firmly rose and stood on end,
and then the unfortunate young man
stole into the wood and shot himself
with a pocket pistol. This is the
way the compositor had set up his
'After enjoying the genous feast,
with its profusion of musty old
wives, the merry party all fell down
stairs and spoiled their ready-made
pants." Pittsburg Dispatch.
When Easter Comes.
Easter this year comes late, April
18. Indeed, it can never come but
several days later, April 25, and the
earliest it can come is March 22.
Easter is always the first Sunday
after full moon at or after the vernal
equinox, March 21, which is the be
ginning of the ecclesiastical year.
In 1886 Easter fell on April 25th,
which it will not do again until 1913,
while 89 to the earliest date, March
22, it will not fall on that in this or
the next century.
Celebrated for its great
lpavenltiir "treimlh and
health fulness. Assures the
f'Mid ngitinr-i alum and all
forms of adultentt'on com
mon to the ei!)o brands.
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COMPANY, Xiv. Yoik.
New Tennessee Industry.
A new enterprise is being pro
moted in Obion county, Tennessee,
which will be one of the most won
derful In the world, says th Mem
phis Commercial Appeal. It comes
with the discovery of a vinegar
sprimr op the famous Rcelfoot lake
by Pete Bennett, of Padueah, Ky.,
while on a hunting expedition.
This wns probably six months ago
and Mr. Bennett, seeing the vast
possibilities in such a spring, kept
the matter a profound secret until
he could get sufficient capital inter
ested in order to make its develop
ment assured. He was successful
in securing the aid of a multimil
lionaire of London and the organi
zation of the company is complete.
It is proposed by this company
that they make a 'garden spot of
several thousand ncres of the fine
land that surrounds this spring and
plant the whole of it in cucumbers.
The vines will be trained to run in
trenches between the rows of hills
and when about half grown by
means of irrigation the vinegar from
this spring will be turned through
the trenches and kept on the vines
until the cucumbers am grown',
when it will be turned off and the
finest of the pickles will be gathered
and barreled for shipment.
The company will then buy 5,000
head of hogs to eat the pickles re
fused for shipment and to wade In
the vinegar marsh, so that at time
of slaughter they will not only ship
bacon, shoulders, ham. etc., but can
fill all orders for pickled pigs' feet
on short notice. They will sell
vinegar only in five barrel lots.
A prize which was offered by a
London paper for the definition of
"home," brought about five thou
sand at. iwers. Some of the best
were the following:
A world of strife shut out, a world
of love shut in. Home is the blos
som of which love is the fruit.
The only spot on earth where the
faults and failings of fulln humani
ty are hidden under the mantle of
The father's kingdom, the chil
dren's paradise, the mother's world.
Where you are treated best and
A little hollow scooped out of
windy hills of the world, where
can be shielded from its cares
Don't Do It.
Bill Nye once said : "Do not at
tempt to cheat an editor out of a
year's subscription to his paper, or
any other sum. Cheat the minister,
cheat anybody and everybody, but
if you have any regard for future
consequences, don't fool the editor.
Vou will he put up for office some
time, or want some public favor for
yourself or your friends, anil when
your luck U a thing of beauty, a joy
forever, the editor will open on you,
and knock your castles into n cocked
hat at the first fire. He'll subdue
you, and then you'll cuss your
stupidity for a driveling idiot, go
hire some man to knock you down
and kick you for falling."
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