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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY. APRIL Ifi. 107.
Publhhet! by the Herald Publishing Co.
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Out of the C'fiunty 1.25.
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F. D. LANDER, Editor.,
A lltl ISM K TIIKKATKXK I).
Tlx- bill giving to Maury Count'
tlx; riirht to issue bonds for the pur
pose of funding its outstanding in
debtedness, not to exceed fjO.OM,
passed the legislature. The HkkaM)
looks with the special disfavor upon
bond issues. The bond advocates
can always make a good showing on
paper, but when it cumen to results
they most generally slip u cog and
the people pay for the experiment.
The present proposition is to fund
the indebtedness at less than 0 per
cent., the rate we are now paying,
and to have bonds to the amount of
$2,oOO falling due every year, and
that the County Court shall provide
a special fund for tlie retirement of
these bonds as they fall due.
This is all very plausible; it
sounds well enough ; but can it be
done, or will it be done?
To pay off a $2,9)0 bond every year,
the County Court would have to do
one of two things. Either they
must reduce current expenses and
save that much money for this
special purpose, or else they must
raise the tax rate and apply the in
creased revenue to that purpose.
Now if the latter named plan is
proposed and whether it is at pres
ent proposed or not, it would most
likely be the one finally adopted
we say if this is proposed, in the
name of the already overburdened
tax payers, we protest. The farmers
are in no condition now to be called
upon to liquidate the county's in
debtedness. It is all they can do
just at present to meet their private
and personal obligations. They can
better afford to pay the interest and
wait for better times to pay the
principal. The debt is not overly
large; it i9 not threatening the coun
ty with any law suits; it is not
damaging the county's credit; the
holders of our warrants are not com
plaining much. In the main they
come easy to those who get them in
pay for services, and can stand the
slight discount they are subjected
to. Our county offices never go
begging because the officials are
paid in warrants. If any resigna
tions should occur on that account
their places could doubtless be filled
by men just as competent and trust
worthy, without much trouble.
Jurors and witnesses and the
magistrates themselves get very
well paid for the services they per
form, even after the slight discount
is taken from the warrants, and
those who buy them counting the
interest they draw make a good
per cent, on their money. Ho on the
whole we fail to see any urgent
necessity for compelling a people
these hard times to pay off the prin
cipal of a debt they had little voice
in making, and which, if left to
them they would prefer carrying
until that promised prosperity we
have been reading about reaches
On the other hand, if they propose
to pay oil the debt gradually, year
by year, by a system of economy, by
appropriating less to other purposes
and applying the saving to the gen
eral debt, what is the use of bonds?
That is a highly commendable thing
to do, if they will only do it. liut
we fail to see where or how the bond
issue will help them; indeed it
might hamper them.
For illustration. Their plan, we
are informed, is to issue bonds in
denomination of $'2,500, to run from
one to twenty years, one bond fall
ing due each year. Now if they can
cut down their other expenditures
and make a saving sufficient to re
tire a $2,500 bond, why could they
not just as easily retire $2,500 of out
And suppose by some good for
tune or strict economy they should
find at the end of the year that they
had still a surplus of another thous
and dollars; with a floating debt
they could retire another thousand
dollar warrant and stop the interest,
but they could'nt retire a bond for
another year, for none would be due,
and, unless needlessly and ex
travagantly spent, that thousand
dollars would lie idle for that time.
In short, if the magistrates are
disposed to economize they can do
so as well if not better without the
bonds than with them; and if they
are not disposed to economize they
would be unable to retire the bonds
as they fell due, except by raising
the tax rate.
This Is purely a business question,
In which the people are directly
concerned; they should study the
question and make their wishes
known to their magistrates. .
Gov. Taylob should not confine
himself to the applicants for rail
road commissioners, unless he can
And three who in every way suit the
place. To make a mistake in his
selection would be worse than to
veto the bill, and would invite de
feat to hi3 party and ruin to his own
political hopes. A man should have
enough business experience and le
gal knowledge, and be big and broad
and brainy enough. to do the just and
rightand fair thing between the rail
roads and the people; and if such
men are not applying, Gov. Taylor
should go out and hunt them. A
man may he a good Democrat and
an honest mat), and yet not be suit
ed for railroad commissioner.
Bili y Hryax is n hack number.
The interest in this famous young
anarchist continues to wane. He
spoke at St. Augustine, Florida, oiir
day last week, and so delighted his
audience and they were several
thousand that when lie had con
cluded his masterful address, they
so crowded the balcony where he
was that it gave way, precipitating
him and several hundred others to
the ground. Mr. Bryan wis knocked
unconscious, and was painfully,
though not seriously hurt. And
thus it is with the silver cause and
its champion wherever he goes, and
in 1900 the rush of his mighty army
will be as irresitible as the flow of
The Courts are proceeding to un
do what little good the legislature
has done; which goes to show how
clumsily, how ignorantly, how care
lessly the legislature did its work.
This week Judge Cooper of Mem
phis, and Judge Estill of Winches
ter, both have decided the Jarvis
law unconstitutional. Ex-Chief
Justice Peter Turney argued the
cases before these courts, against
the constitutionality of the law, and
the logic of the argument was irre
sistible. All of which emphasizes
the need for a Constitutional Con
Young Elliott F. Hhepard, son of
his father and grandson of Wm. H.
Vanderbilt, has married a "chorus
girl," or more properly speaking a
divorced woman of unsavory reputa
tion. He is 21 years of age and she
ten years his senior. This comes of
a young man having more money
Returns from the municipal elec
tions held in various cities in New
Jersey last Tuesday, show more or
less Democratic gains throughout
the state. At Patterson, Vice-President
Hobart's own hom, Newark,
Orange, Elizabeth, Iloboken and
Jersey City, large Democratic gains
were made and a majority of the
Democratic candidates elected.
" The 154th anniversary of Thomas
Jefferson's birth was celebrated in
Washington last Tuesday, under the
auspices of the National Association
of Democratic Clubs. Mr. McMil
lan, of Tennessee, was toast-master,
and Mr. Bryan, of Nebraska, was
the speaker of the evening.
Ik the friends to the calling of a
Constitutional Convention do not
wake up and go to work, the propo
sition will be defeated, and "the
worst governed Stato in the Union,"
will continue to be hampered by
the present" musty and defective
Thkke must be some mistake
about the air ship which so many
people in various parts of the coun
try claim to have seen. It has not
been sighted by anybody here
abouts, and our people are good at
No c4ooi) news comes from the
flood. An article elsewhere on the
first page tells something of its
magnitude, and as yet the danger of
further damage is imminent. The
waters have not yet begun to abate.
At its regular monthly meeting
the first Monday in April, Leonidas
Polk Bivouac elected the following
officers for the ensuing year: M. B.
Tomlinson, President; J. H. Thom
as, 1st Vice ; II. A. Brown, 2nd Vice ;
J. A. Baker, 3rd Vice; Loyd Cecil,
4th Lieut. Commander; J. L. Jones,
Sec'y. and Adjutant; J. H. Wilkes,
Surgeon; E. C. Thompson, Assistant
Surgeon; M. L. Itoan, Chaplain; W.
T. Porter, Commissary; J. J. Wilson,
Quartermaster; Sims Latta, Sar
geant Major: T. E. Jameson, Officer
of the Day; Wilson Trousdale, Color
Bearer; O. P. Cheek and J. N.
Alexander, Color Guards; W. B.
Wood, Vidette; W. A. Henderson,
The following delegates were
selected to attend the annual State
reunion at Nashville, June 22. 23
and 24: M. B. Tomlinson, J. L.
Jones, W. T. Porter, J. T. Ballan
fant, J. W. Beckett, H. G. Evans,
K. D. Smith, T. E. Jameson; alter
nates, W. B. Gordon, H. A. Brown,
J. A. Baker, W. 8. Jennings, J. H.
Thomas, B. S. Thomas, J. T.
Williamson, B. M. Johnson, v
COLUMBIA ARSENAL, TENN.
April 1, 1897. Sealed proposals
in triplicate, for furnishing fuel at
this post during fiscal year com
mencing July 1, 18D7, will be receiv
ed here until 12 o'clock M., May 1,
1897, and then opened. U.S. reserves
right to reject or accept any and all
proposals or any part thereof. Infor
mation furnished on application.
Envelopes containing bids will be
endorsed, Proposals for Fuel, and
addressed Major John E. Greer,
Ord. Dept. J. M. april2 4t
THE KXOXVILLE FIRE.
Human none. Found In the Ilulin Indi
ratf Several Victim.
The correct estimates of the great
Knoxville fire, which occurred on
Thursday morning of last week,
place th" total loss at $1,011.00"), and
the total insurance at $14.l2!).70.
I he loss of life is also much l-irgi-
thau was at first suspected. Those
known to have perished in the
fl imes are.G. W. Rob-i ts. of Pulask i,
and E. A. llhains, of Springfield,
Mass. Huberts leaves a wite, nni
was well regarded and was an Odd
Fellow in good standing. Human
bones, in a sMni-dintegrat"d,
charred state, have been found in
the ruins, and there is no question
but that several others perished in
Anniversary of Tinmas JeiiVrso.i.
At the 154th anniversary of the
birth of President Thomas JetTer
son, founder of the University of Vir
ginia, held in Columbia last Tues
day, by the graduates of that insti
tution, th meeting was opened at
eleven o'clock in the Bethell Hotel.
A letter was read from Prof. Paul R.
Barringer. Chairman of the faculty,
also a circular about the restoration
of the burnt buildings. The follow
ing officers of the Alumni Association
were elected for the ensuing year:
Dr. W. A. Smith, President; Col. H.
A. Brown, Vice-President; Wtttkins
S. Fleming, Secretary; G. P. Straley,
Executive Committee: George
C. Brown, V. S. Fleming and Jesse
Letter were read from Messrs. Z.
W. Ewing, G. C. Brown and J.
The association adopted resolu
tions to the memory of Charles O.
Nicholson, Esq., deceased.
After examining the latest cata
logue, Col. H. A. Brown gave some
reminiscences of the University in
Captain G. P. Straley told about
the University white he was a stu
dent of law there in 1854 and 5.
Dr. W. A. Smith read a paper
about Mr. Jefferson and his warn
ing agiinst governmental extrava
gance. Among the graduates, besides
those already mentioned as living
in anil near Columbia, are Messrs.
Lucius P. Brown, Percy Brown,
Allen, Collin and Argyle Campbell.
An invitation was read to the
annual meeting of the Alumni of
the University of Virginia in the
Maxwell House, Nashville, for
Saturday, April 17, 1897.
When the business meeting was
finished the graduates dined togeth
er at the Bethell.
Fannie May Gray.
Fannie May Gray was severely
burned on February 20, 1897, and
died on March 26. She suffered in
tense pain, but bore it without a
murmur. She was a bright little
girl, three years, ' four months and
five days old. Her stay on earth
was short, but full of joy to her
grandmother. The sweetest flowers
are the first to fade; she was a bud
planted on earth to bloom in
heaven, and why should we sorrow?
We have Christ's divine Word to
asure us that she is at rest and free
from ail the pain and care of this
sad world. Dear grandmother, be
comforted with the thought that she
sweetly rests in Jesus' loving care.
Her going leaves one tie less to bind
you to earth and one more to draw
you to heaven, where parting of
loved ones will be no more. So let us
be watchful, prayerful and earnest,
and follow in the footsteps of Je'ius,
and he will one day lead us up to
heaven where we will live in peace
forevermore. Minnie Hammons.
Found on the Door Step.
On one of those bitter cold morn
ings during the first part of last
February, Mr. and Mrs. James
Fisher, of Nashville, were much
surprised to find on their doorsteps,
snugly ensconsed in warm rugs and
elegantly clad, a wee little boy baby
about a month of age. A note
attached stated that the mother of
the child, whoever she was, knew
that Mrs. Fisher would take her
babe and raise him and make a man
of him, but nothing was said that
would throw light, on the child's
parentage. Like Puaroh's daughter
of old, Mrs. Fisher took the little
stranger in and watched over it witli
a mothers's care, but, her health not
permitting, she was forced to find
for it another home. She corres
ponded with Mrs. W. J. Oakcs, of
this city, a relative of hers, who
gladly offered to adopt the child; so
last Tuesday the little fellow was
brought out from Nashville and
placed in his future home.
Mr. and Mrs. Oakes are much de
lighted, and have christened him
Albert Fisher Oakes.
SOUTH EAST SIDE.
Mr. M. M. Gardner, of Nashville,
was visiting Mr. A. F. Brown last
week, and looking at his herd of
Mr. John Dennis, of Lawrence
burg, was visiting Mr. M. L. Taylor
Mrs. J. L. Fitzpatrick and chil
dren, of Mooresville, are visiting
Mrs. Nettie Brown.
Mrs. A. F. Brown is quite sick a,
this writing with la grippe. We
wish for her a speedy recovery.
As news is scarce we will have to
close, by wishing for the Herald
all the success it so richly deserves.
It is getting better and belter all the
time. It is run in the interest of the
people and for the people, and every
Maury Countian ought to show his
appreciation by subscribing for the
paper which is doing so much in the
interest of the laboring classes, and
for the upbuilding of the county.
The People Pay the Freight.
The legislators worked that Cen
tennial scheme very nicely. The
State will pay them mileage for go
ing back to Nashville and the rail
roads will supply them with free
passes. Thus their trip to the Cen
tennial will cost them nothing and
th"ir mileage will pay their board
bills. Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
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chance a Charming Parasol, our ability to serve you was never more complete.
AN OXFORD TIE ACCIDENT FOR SATURDAY. "Accidents will happen
in the best regulated families," so said, and here's one of our best shoe maker's gone slight
ly wrong on 36 pairs of Ladies' Tan, Cloth Top Oxford Ties. He meant them to be'our
best $2.00 Oxford, and really the $2.00 worth of wear is there, but minus the same amount
of looks and finish. Hence, Saturday, $1.50 the pair. Sizes 2 h to 7.
NEXT MONDAY, EASTER MONDAY. A,
SIX HUNDRED YARDS of White P. K., all white, in stripes and small figures,
with possibly a few slight imperfections in the weaving, but would be counted good 12k
value, next Monday 7 i-2c the yard.
COLORED MOHAIRS, In Brown, Tan, and Grey, 40 inches wide, and no material
stands higher in favor for skirts. 58c the yard was the price they were made to retail at.
Next Monday s price, 25c the yard.
LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR. Fifty dozen pieces of Ladies' Muslin Under
wear come to us this week, fresh from the mountain factory of our underwear maker. And
our prices leave no argument for the drudgery of home sewing. For instance:
Lot No. jp, Ladies' Chitnese, of good muslin, lace trimmed, all sizes, 25c each.
Lot No. 605, Ladies' Night Dress, of good muslin, cambric ruffle, high neck, 40c each.
And on up to the high grade lingerie of my lady's boudoir.
-MONDAY'S LACE CURTAIN BARGAINS.
ODD PAIRS of LACE CURTAINS, mostly one pair of a kind; of some there are
two pairs; some have been used as samples, but look at the prices:
At $1.10 from
At $1.35 from
At $1.50 from
Men folks like to fix up for Easter too, especially the boys, big boys and little boys.
We've fitted out almost a whole army already, but there are others. Tariff tinkers tell us
that you shall soon pay from $15.00 to $17.00 for no better suits than we are now selling
at $10.00. We don't know of anybody else selling their like now at $10.00.
All the little Easter belongings, as straw hats, neckwear, footwear, shirtwear, etc.
USTW. L. Douglas $3.00 Shoe has for years been considered in many quarters the
best shoe for the money in the country. That's one re?son why you can find Douglas'
Shoes here only, in Columbia.
If you see it in our ad. it's so.
Hcfennan, Anderson Foster.
XoiiHttiiHH iiinl Nwi, Odd unil Ends,
Wixtt and Otherwiie.
Mr. Timide And what party were
you inclined to favor during the
campaign. Miss Wantowed?
Miss Wantowed (blushing.)
"Well, I think I preferred the
pops." Hrooklyn Life.
Teacher Who was the hero of
Teacher No, no; Jackson.
Thomas Why, Jackson wuz
afraid to fight in New Orleans,
"Mamma, Bobby has gone and
painted th' ol' hen red an' blue au'
"Of course, mamma, else how's
she win' to lay all them colored
It is estimated that the death rate
of the world is sixty-seven a minute,
and the birth rate seventy a minute.
"Pah ain' much use o' sufferin' in
silence," said Uncle Eben. "Seems
like if dis worl' picks out anybody
fob or victim, it ain' gwin ter to be
satterfled till he hollers.
Puffins Oh, I don't belive in long
engagements! Why, I didn't know
my wife six weeks before I married
Muffins Ah, I didn't know mine
until a month after I married her.
Animal Reunion at Shlloh.
The annual reunion of the Con
federate and Union soldiers and
friends was held at the battlefield of
Shiloh on April 6 and 7, the anniver
sary of the great battle fought there
in 1862. The speakers of the occasion
were Pr. Joseph E. Martin of Jack
son, Col. Robert F. Looney, of Mem
phis, and Pr. W. A. Smith, of Columbia.
At $2.25 from
At $2.50 from
At $2.75 from
Clkhk axd Master's Office,
April lth, 18117.
Jonas T. Amis, etal., Complainants, vs.
(ieorge McCord Patterson, et. al., De
fendants. It appearing from aMdavit filed in this
cause, that the defendants, (teorge-Mc-Cord
Patterson, Lula O. Heim, and her
husband, John Heim, Mary M. Patter
son and Nina W. Patterson are non-residents
of the State of Tennessee,
It is therefore ordered that they enter
their appearance herein, on or before
the first Monday in May next. ISfi", and
plead, answer or demur to Complain
ant's bill, tiled in the Chancery Court at
Columbia, Tenn., or the same will be
taken for confessed as to them and set
for hearing ex parte; and that a copy of
this order be published for four consecu
tiveweeka in the Columbia Herald.
A Copy Attest:
A. N. AKIN, Clerk it Master .
Voorhies ,t Fowler, Sol'rs for Compl'ts.
J. M. Hodge et al. vs. Mrs. Cordelia Ezell
By virtue of a deoreeof the Honorable
Chancery Court of Maury county, Ten
nessee, In the above styled cause, ren
dered at its May term, 1SH5, we will, on
Saturday, the Kill Day of April, 1897,
at the Court-house door in Columbia,
sell to the highest bidder the .following
described store-house and lot, situated
in the town of Columbia, in the south
east corner of Public-square, and bound
ed on the north by Public-sonare and
Will Morgan, east by Geo. I). Hodge
and an alley, south by James Andrews,
and west by store-house and lot devised
to Mary L. Hodge and others.
Terms of Sale: Ten per cent cash,
balance on credit of one and two years,
with interest from day of sale. Notes
with approved security and lien re
tained. Sale will be free from the right
and equity ot redemption.
J. M. Hoinie,
ti. D. Hodhe,
A. A. Hodok,
mar26 -It Special Commissioners.
in these rich, rustling
Silks, in these exclusive
Xovelty Dress Goods, in
these ilimsy beauties with
color printings that rival
the flowers from nature's
garden. Your choosing
is made difficult here, only
by the vastness of the as
sortments. Come and en-
Tjoy them, and there is
an Easter want vet'to rill'
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'V as Gloves, or dainty little
aidar Empire Fans, or per-
Our new stock for Spring
and Hummer of 1H7 is now
ready and complete with all
the late and up-to-date styles
Clothing, Hats, Shoes,
Gents' Furnishing Goods etc.
Come and see how much
cannot be seen elsewhere. To
pass us by would be an inex
cusable injustice to your
pocket-book. This is'nt so
because we say so, but be
cause our goods and prices
make it so.
Come and Hear Our Low Trices
play the disagreeable tune to
competition. Pon't buy your
EASTER -:- CLOTHES
until you see our line.
Star ClotliiD House,
North Ride Public Square.
Dr. Jos. T. F.leadors,
Garden Street, between 7th and 8th.
Columbia, t Tenn.
Telephone No. 72. a prllS