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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 2:5, 1897
NEWS AM) CO 3131 EXT.
Onk hundred Greeks left Chicago
Wednesday to do battle for their
Tub New York Assembly has
passed a bill forbidding the wearing
of high hats in theaters.
Thk Southern Building and Loan
Association of Knoxville lias been
once more thrown into the hands of
The late Tennessee Legislature
cost $(ioO,(HH) in money, not to speak
of the heavy loss incurred to some
Mrs. 8. M. JIanna, mother of
United States Senator Mark Hanna,
died at Biltmore, N. C, last Friday,
after several days illness from pneu
monia. Buffalo gnats have made their
appearance in a number of counties
in Mississippi and West Tennessee,
and hundreds of horses and mules
have been killed by them.
The 500 employes of the American
Tube and Iron Company, of Young-
ston, O., struck Monday against a
reduction of 10 per cent, in their
wages. Some more of McKinley's
dom unsworn, i . Ji., had an
Arizona tragedy last Friday. Jas
A. Stickney, cashier of the Great
Falls National Bank, was murdered
and the bank robbed. The robbers
made away with several thousand
Hon. W. J. Bkyan addressed the
Kentucky Legislature in the Opera
house at Frankfort last Monday
afternoon. There were present, be.
sides the members of the Legisla
ture, 1,200 people, representing every
party and faction in Kentucky poli
The National Reform Press Asso.
elation, by which name an associa-
, tion of Populist papers calls itself
has decided to begin a determined
light for the ousting of Marion But
ler from the chairman of the Popu
list National Committee, and for a
general reorganization of the Popu
list party. A uational convention
nas Deen called to meet July 4 at
A bill for the repeal of the act for
. an international monetary confer
ence, under which President Mc
Kinley appointed Messrs. Wolcott
Paine, and Stevenson, has been in
troduced in Congress by Representa
tive Lewis, Democrat, of Washing
ton. Mr. Lewis says his object is to
prevent the expense of a commis
slon. These monetary commissions
he says, have cost $500,000, and noth
ing has come of them.
A Washington special to the
Nashville Banner says: "Arch
Hughes, Jr., has shifted his appli
cation from PostolHce Deputy
Auuitor to that of United States
Marshal for the Middle District
lennessee, with better chances for
appointment. He made this change
unuer the advice of his political
friends. He called at the White
House yesterday and had a pleasant
interview with the President."
The Franklin County, Ky., grand
jury has returned true bills against
Dr. W. Godfrey Hunter, the Repub
lican nominee for the United States
Senate; ex-Congressman John
Henry Wilson, of the Eleventh Dis
trict; Hon. E. T. Franks, of the
Second District; Capt. Noel Gaines
and his brother-in-law, Thomas
Tanner, of Frankfort. Those named
have been indicted for conspiracy
to bribe. All are Republicans, with
the exception of Gains and Tanner.
Gov. Taylor, who is still at Tate
Springs, has announced the appoint
ment of commissioners to hold the
elections in the eastern part of the
state. The appointments were made
under a recent act of the General
Assembly authorizing the executive
to appoint election and registration
commissioners. The Governor has
not appointed commissioners lor
Middle or West Tennessee, but will
probably do so immediately after
his return to Nashville.
Score one for the negro. In the
Cincinnati district a competitive ex
amination was held for the appoint
ment to the Naval Academy at
Annapolis. Two negroes entered
the contest, and several whites, and,
strange as you may think, the two
negroes stood first and second, and
the one standing first received the
appointment. The white folks at
Annapolis are making a big kick,
but the student darkey holds the
credentials just the same.
Elaborate Ceremonies and (Jorgeoiis
iiHliion 1iiiiimI 1It Mont Charming
(low ii, And All Nature Seemed
"Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
the true, the only light.
Sun of Righteousness, arise !
Triumph o'er the shades of night !
Day-spring from on high, be near,
Kay-star in my heart appear."
"lie was crucified, dead and buried.
On the third day He rose again."
Last Sunday was the anniversary
of the third day, and all nature
seemed to rejoice. A lovelier Eas
ter Day could not be imagined. 1 he
air was fresh and balmy, the sky
was clear and bright, and earth
seemed clothed in her choicest Eas
ter garb of sprouting grass, budding
trees and blooming flowers. Fashion
smiled her prettiest and donned her
most charming gown. The season of
penitence had ended, the season oi
song had begun, and everyDoay
looked rejuvenated and happy, lhe
cloud that for forty day and forty
nights had rested like a pall over
the religious world, had been dis
sipated by the Easter sunlight; the
world sung "Alleluia, and nature
smilingly joined in the refrain.
Kaster is the irreatest and at tne
same time the most peculiar festival
for which the Christian religion
stands as patron. There is no event
other than this where religion and
fashion go hand in hand, and the
place of worship is also made a place
for the display of line raiment.
lears airo, faster was observed
almost solely by the Episcopal and
Roman Catholic churches, but In
these latter days every denomina
tion has joined in what is now the
Easter is the oldest of Christian
festivals. Nearly nineteen hundred
years ago, the stone before the tomb
in which Christ had lain 'for three
days, was rolled away, and the
Savior of all mankind was resur
rected from the dead. That was the
first Easter morning, and since then
every year men have in some man
ner celebrated the rising oi Christ,
although it was not until the fifth
or sixth century that it was kept
as a festival. The first day of each
week was kept holy by the Apostles
themselves in honor of Christ's
resurrection, and with this weekly
observance there came the
great annual commemoration. In
early days there was mucn
diversity as to the date of keeping
the festival, and it was not definitely
settled in the way of a universal
agreement until the question was
taken ud by the Council of Nice
That body settled the date as the
first Sunday following the 14th day
of the calendar moon which hap
pened upon or next after the 21st of
March ; so that if this 14th be a Sun
day, Easter was not to be on that
date, but on the next following Sun
day. Easter, therefore, may be any
date within five weeks, inclusive of
March 22 and April 25. It cannot
happen earlier or later than these
two days. The name of the feast
probably was derived from the Ger
man or Teutonic name of the god
dess of spring, Ostera Eostre.
It i difficult to ascertain the
precise origin of the graceful cus
tom, more or less prevalent through
out the world, of offering eggs at the
festival of Easter. In Christian
countries, from the fourth century,
the church prohibited the use oi
eggs during the forty days of Lent;
but as the heretical hens did not
cease to lay, a large quantity of eggs
were found to have accumulated at
the end of the period of abstinence.
These were usually given to the
children, and in order to render
them more attractive, they were
dyed witli gay colors or otherwise
Easter, 181)7, was, in a more or less
fervid degree, celebrated by all the
churches in Columbia; some with
elaborate ceremonies and decora
tions, and some merely with Euster
St. Peter' Church.
Easter at this church is always a
momentous occasion, and this year
the services were, as usual, very in
teresting. The Holy Communion
was celebrated at 5 o'clock in the
morning, and the morning prayer,
Holv Communion and sermon at 11
o'clock. The Sunday-school exer
ciss were held at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. The church was ex
quisitely decorated in flowers and
paims, and the following interesting
program was rendered:
l,rocessional.."Marching on to Victory"
..Mrs. Annie Phillips' class,
"Our Savior's Little one"
Mrs. Mary nines' class
"Little liuds of Promise"
Miss Mollis Uatrd'a class.
Hymn "Christ the Lord."
"Crown Jewel" Mrs. Hughes' class
"Children of Hope"
Mrs. Woldridge's class,
Carol "He is Kisen."
"Soldiers of the Cross"
Miss Rosa Rarnett
Solo "Resurrection".Miss Van Wagner.
Carol "Easter Bells."
Children of the Advent.
Daughters of the Church Institute.
Solo.... Miss Camper.
1 11-1 MetlioilUt, Church.
The floral decorations at the First
Methodist Church to burrow a
school girl expression were "per
fectly lovely." I'm 1 ins, lilies, and
almost every other seasonable
flower, were beautifully arranged
within the chancel, and filled the
entire church with their fragrance.
The decorations and music were
under the direction of the Woman's
Foreign Missionary Society, and
much credit is du' tliem. By re
quest of this Society, Dr. Kelley's
morning sermon was about the
"Emancipation of Woman." At
night lie preached from the text, "I
am the Resurrection," and his ser
mon was pronounced by many to be
one of the I test of Mie very many
able discourses he lias delivered
since he has been at this charge.
He spoke in beautiful language of
the death and hurial of Christ, and
of His final triumph over the grave.
Main Street C. V. Church.
Rev. George W. Mitchell, of Pu
laski, preached the Easter sermon
in tne morning at tne South Main
Street C. P. Church. An original
piece of music, written and ren
dered by Mr. Frank Cox on the
cornet, proved an interesting and
pleasing feature of the service. Rev.
J. R. Alexander, of Olive Hill, Har
din county, preached an excellent
sermon at the evening service.
The Catholic Church.
The services at this church were
conducted by Father Ellard, and
although they were not much out of
the usual order, they were ap
propriate to the occasion and very
First Presbyterian Church.
The Easter services at the First
Presbyterian Church were beautiful
and impressive, and were witnessed
by a large congregation, me main
feature of the service, aside from
the sermon, was the musical pro
gram. The choir sang several
anthems, and quartettes were ren
dered bv Mrs. Charles Forgey, Miss
Carpenter, Messrs. Jos. Towler and
A. B. Rains, and Misses Mary Gant,
Bessie Dale, Virginia Carpenter ana
Minnie Towler. Dr. Webb's subject
for the occasion was the "Tran-
flguration," and his sermou was an
able effort that interested tile whole
At Other Churches.
There were Easter sermons preach
ed at the First Cumberland Presby
terian church by Rev. W. A. Pro
vine, at the South Columbia Metho
dist church by Rev. W. D. Wendell,
and at the 8econd Presbyterian
church bv Rev. J. W. Frierson. The
services at these churches, though
not so elbaorate as those at the
others, were very appropriate and
were attended by good con'grega
BUTTS A SHEEP TO DEATH.
Joh Johnson, an Atchinnn Jiecro, AVina
an Odd Wager.
A wager was made that Job John
son. known as the "double-skulled
nigger, at Atchison, Kan., couia
kill a sheep in five minutes in a but
ting match. The negro and the
sheep "lined up." The negro got
down on his knees and looking the
sheep in the face said: "Baa, baa
The sheep almost instantly "went
for" the negro, knocking him over
In the next round the negro gauged
the sheen accurately and by duck
ing his head fetruck the animal o
its nose as it made its second assault
and, by some wonderful dexterity
tossed it over his head, breaking its
Garwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed tocure. A. a. hains
The Jaryis Law.
If the Jarvis law is not coustitu
tional the people of Tennessee are
going to rise up and construct
Constitution that will make it con
They are getting tired of flickers
at reform. These office-holders are
playing with fire. The Legislature
tried hard to do something to benefit
the State, and the Jarvis law was
portion of the result. The office
holders swarmed down like flies
and now they have a decision in two
courts declaring that law "uncon
stitutional?" How sore weary ears
are of hearing that word?
Now they are pushing for
Supreme Court decision. Will the
highest tribunal also say "unconsti
tutional?" We hope not. We do
not believe the law is unconstitu
tional, and we do not believe the
Supreme Court will brand it so
The fact of the business is that
about the only ones who do believe
it are those who are affected by
And that is a chain that must be
broken. If the courts decline to do
it, the people will take the matter in
hand. Particular attention is called
to Mr. Jarvis' words in yesterday's
"The costs of criminal prosecu
tions have assumed alarming pro
portions. The cost on this account
to the State and the counties aggre
gates about $1,220,000 per annum.
This is the amount of money (pri
vate property, if you please) taken
out of the people's pockets to pay
for prosecuting crime. Under tiie
criminal cost bill the people are re
lieved of about $700,000 per annum of
this sum. But we are told that the
bill confiscates the servicesof clerks,
sheriffs and witnesses. Those offi
cers are not bound to serve; nobody
is trying to force them; none have
resigned, and I am informed that
every one of them, from Carter to
Shelby, are candidates for re
electioD. What obligations are the
people under to pension these men?"
WAR DOGS LOOSED.
Greek and Turkish Troops Join
Tliessalian and Macedonian Soil Dyed
a Crimson Hue.
The Sultan of Turkey Make. Formal
Deel irntiou of War Againftt King
After many weeks of tension, dur
ing winch the armed iorces oi
Greece and Turkey have been in al
most daily conflict on the Mace-
donian-Thessaly border, the Sultan
of Turkey has at last made a formal
declaration of war against King
On Satuiday Abdul Hamid held a
long conference with his ministers
in the Yildiz Kiosh or Palace in
Constantinople and declared that in
view of Greece's provocative atti
tude on the frontier a state of war
existed between Greece and Turkey.
The Turkish Ambassador in
Athens was recalled, and the Turkish
Government handed the Greek Min
ister his passports.
This severance ot diplomatic rela
tions has been followed by the issu
ing by the Sultan of an Imperial
lrade in which a formal declaration
of war is made.
Meanwhile there has been hard
fighting on the frontier.
Edhem Pasha, the Commander-
in-Chief of Turkish forces, who for
some time has heen stationed at
Elassona, a few miles from the
Greek border, received orders from
Constantinople late Saturday night
to advance on Larissa, the Greek
Edhem Pasha with 10,000 picKed
men, crossed the frontier under cov
er of darkness, but later advices re
port that the Turks have been
checked and driven from their posi
tions at Nezeros, south of Mount
Olympus, and that they are in full
Sunday morning the Turks fired
on a Greek vessel in the Gulf of
Arta. The Greek fleet immediately
responded by attacking Preveza,
and after bombarding the coast bat
teries with shell for some hours the
forts were finally silenced.
At Athens the war enthusiasm is
intense and Sunday at a special
meeting of the chamber Premier
Delyannis announced the declara
tion of war by Turkey, adding that
Greece was prepared to meet the
TALKS OK TCRKS.
Retired Army Ofllcer Who Saw Their
New York, April 1!). Col. Fran
cis V. Greene, U. S. A., retired, who
was sent by this government to
Russia during the last Turkish war
to represent the war department at
Washington, last night told of his
observations of the Turkish army
while in battle.
"The Turk are individually good
fighters," said Col. Greene. "They
are fine soldiers, very obedient,
fanatic in their religion and fatal
ists. The Turk fights un to a certain
point and when lie thinks malters
are going against him lie will run
Not for any lack of courage, but be
cause he thinks rate is against nun
"In numbers their peace strength
is 175,000 Greeks and 150,000 Turks
and these can probably be increased
to three times as many on each sicie
In 1S77 the Turks put over 300,000
men in the field in Europe and over
100,000 in Asia and they made a very
much stronger resistance than the
"I think Russia put nearly half a
million men in the field before the
war was over.
"Turkey is bankrupt, but she wa3
so in 1877, and that won't stop her
from fighting. .They will probably
manage to borrow enough money to
buy guns and ammunition and they
will get food out of their own
Col. Greene was asked his opinion
as to the relative strength of the
armies of Greece and Turkey.
"There is no question," he said
"that the Turks are more than a
match for the Greeks. But the
whole question is what stand the
great powers will take. They are
all extremely anxious to keep peace
because if the war is once started
among the great rowers it is iin
possible. to say when it will end.
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION
Wilmington, N. C, May 6-14, 1897.
On account of Southern Baptist
Convention, the Nashville, Chatta
nooga & St. Louis Railway will sell
tickets to Wilmington, N. C, and
return at one fare for the round trip
on Mav 3. 4 and 5. 1897. Tickets
good for return passage fifteen days
from date of sale.
Tickets will be sold from points on
connecting lines via iasnvuie
Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway
Nashville and Tennessee Centeu
nial. at same rate.
Four routes are offered beyond
Nashville: via Chattanooga and
Southern Railway, via Atlanta and
Southern Railway, via Atlanta and
Seaboard Air Liue, and via Atlanta
and Georgia Railroad.
For further information, call on
any Ticket Agent, or write to A.
Welch, Div. Pass. Agent, Memphis
Teun.. or W. L. Danley, (Jen I Pas
senger and Ticket Agent, Nashville
Proceedings or the Sessions Held nt
Church Work Itriirt'(l to 1h LuKelng
Several Place I uteres! hit; He
port anil Recommendation.
Lewishuro-, Tenn., April 17. Co
lumbia Presbytery, which lias heen
in session in this place since Wed
nesday, concluded its labors to-day.
Spring Hill was selected as the place
or the fall meeting or the presby
The presbyterial sermon was
preached by Rev. itobert S. Brown
the membership ot 1IK Kuige
Church, Giles County, was trans
ferred (o Lynnville.
Abie sermons were preached lrl-
day night by Rev. F. B. Webb on
the "Distinctive Doctrines of the
Church," and by Rev. W. J. Frier
son on the "History of the Church
and the Authority for the Presbyte
rian Form of Church Government."
These were in celebration of the
250th anniversary ot the adoption of
the church standards, as were also
sermons by S. P. Hawes on "The
History of the Westminster Assem-
ly, and by Rev. J. N. Lyle on
"TheValupof Formulated Faith."
Rev. M. S. Kennedy, Chairman of
Permanent Committee on Foreign
Misssions, made an excellent report,
from which the following figures
and recommedations aro taken:
unds contributed from the church
es, $812.91; from the Sunday-schools,
$00 67; from missionary societies,
$347.87; presbyterial collection,
$7.25; total, $1,228.70. This shows an
increase of $309.70 over last year.
We report nine ladies' societies and
seven children's societies. These
have done a commendable work and
have added life and strength to the
churches in which they live. The
systematic contributions of the wo
men and children are winning
crowns for them that multitudes of
our men can never wear.
Bv direction of the Synod we
would call attention of the churches
to the observance of "Children's
Day." This is important for two
reason: (1) It gets the children in
terested in the work. (2) It swells
our c ntributions very materially.
The Committee on Home Missions
reported twenty-six churches look
ing to the committee for financial
assistance, and that they had con
tributed $45,84 per month to six
ministers duringthe past six months,
who have supplied ten of these
churches which have 544 members
and a Sabbath-school membership
of 529. They further reported the
Treasury virtually depleted only
$42 84 being now on hand.
Four churches .kbenezer, wil-
liamsport, Cathey's Creek and Sum-
mertown were reported as vacant
Theso churches have a total mem
bership of eighty-four, who have
been without preaching the past six
months. Summertown was reported
as very weak and without a house
of worship. The first three named
have houses ot worship and the com
mittee pronounced the field very
l'he committee lamented tne iacc
that nothing has been done during
the past year in the two important
features of evangelization and
church erection. They further state
that out of nine counties composing
the presbytery Presbyterian church
es are found in only four of them.
Only $100 was contributed during
the past year lor home mission work.
The committee make the iouow-
ing recommendations: '
That this presbytery urge the so
cieties of our churches to come to
the rescue of the great work by their
"That the Sabbath-schools be ask
ed to contribute to this cause in the
months of February, June and
That presbytery specially urge
the sessions of the churches to bo
more diligent n securing the
amounts assessed upon their respec
tive churches for tins cause.
"That the following named minis
ters be appointed to assist stated
supplies, when churches have them,
in holding protracted services, and
also to hold these services to vacant
churches, according to the following
schedule, viz.: Rev. C. W. Johnson
to assist Rev. W. O. Sample at Swan
Creek: Rev. Robert Brown to assist
Rev. W. O. Sample at Young's
Chapel; Rev. T. A. Hardin, to assist
Uev. J. c. liardiu at unity; nev. n.
P. Hawes to hold a meeting at Wil
liamsport; Rev. F. B. Webb at Ebe-
nezer: Rev. M. S. Kennedy at
Cathey's Creek ; Rev. W. C. C. Fos
ter at Summertown.
"That these meetings be held be
fore the next meetingof presbytery
and that these brethren report at
that time concerning their diligence
in this matter and the results.
"That this committee be instruct
ed to furnish and pay for out of the
Home Mission treasury envelope
and pledge cards for the purpose of
raising ministers' salaries in the fol
lowing named churches, to-wit
Swan Creek, Bethany, Young's
Chapel, Brick Church, Ebenezer,
Cathey'B Creek and Williamsport.
"That the Chairman of this com
mittee see to it that these are sys
tematically distributed in these
"In view of the fact that a large
per cent, of the members of Beth
berel Church who live near Farm
ington are desirous of building a
building a house of worship there,
and have raised about the necessary
amount of funds for this purpose, we
recommend that this presbytery ex
press its approval of the building of
this house, and give the following
instruction regarding the same, viz:
That it be built as a chapel, having
Celebrated fr its great
lravenhig strength and
lieall hfiilness. Ai-sures the
food against alum and all
forms of adulteration com
mon to the cheap brands.
HOY A I. MAKING roW IIKK
COMPANY, New York.
no session nor inembership,but being
under the control of the session of
itrief Report of I'l ldaj ' l'i o lint at
II uri lex ne Switch.
Hurricane Switch, April 10.
The devotional exercises of Rich
land Piesbytery, in session at Pleas
ant Mount, were conducted to-day
by Rev. H. A. Gray. Rev. T. H.
Porter, of Pulaski, was ordained, the
services being conducted by Rev. J.
H.Miller, Synod ical Missionary of
Tennessee. Dr. Miller's subject was
"Ye Are Not Your Own," Cor vi.,
21, from which he gave a forcible and
impressive discourse. Dr. George
Mitchell gave the charge.
The work of the Christian En
deavor Society was discussed.
The Ladies' Missionary Society of
this presbytery held a business meet
ing at 2 o'clock.
Papers were read on Y. P. S. C. E.
work by Misses McCain and Home.
The following delegates to the
General Assembly, which inlets at.
Chicago, were selected: Revs. J.
M. Ashford and M. K. Gabard, and
Elders L. P. Padgett and J. H. Fus
sell. Rev. J.H.Miller, Synodical Mis
sionary of Tennessee, delivered last
night a most excellent address to the
members of the presbytery on "The
Needs of the Synod." He impressed
on the church the knowing their
duty and performing it. Encourag
ing the strong churches to assist
those needing help.
AN 1 1) K I . I'ANACKA.
James L. Francis, Alderman, Chicago
says: "1 regard lr. lung's .ew Discov
ery as an ideal panacea for coughs, colds,
and lung complaints, having used it in
my family for the last five years, to the
exclusion of physician's prescriptions
or other preparations" Rev. John Hur-
gus, iveoKUK, lowa, writes: "j nave
been a minister of the Methodist Epis
copal Church for 50 .years or more, and
have never found mivtlimn so iicnclicial
or that gave mc such speedy relief as
Dr. King s ev Discon cry." 1 ry this
ideal cough remedy now. Trial hot ties
free at Woldridgu ,V Irvine's drug store.
may8 ly pi)
TIME ON PARADISE 1M1MJE.
Clock Kept Cllckln', It. it it Took a Mathe
matician t: Tell tht; Hour.
While up on Paradise Ridge a few
weeks ago I stopped one night atone
of the hillside farms. After supper,
of which I have no complaint to
make, I asked the long dra n-out
farmer what lie raised.
"Mostly c'on," he replied. He sat
and smoked reflectively for a few
minutes, while I. listened toacouole
of owls down in the valley, and then
"There's one tiling I've been tryin'
ter raise for nigh outer fo' years, but
I ain't succeeded vet."
"What's that?" I asked.
"Mortgage," he grunted, and I
could hear an inward chucKle as he
sat and smoked.
The clock struck 12. I was con
fident it was not inoreth in9o'cloek,
so I asked :
"Is that clock right?"
"Yes, an' no, too. Yer see it was
this er way. Wetins know all erbout
that e'r clock. It's a little out er
kilter, but she keepser clickiu'. It's
jest 9 o'clock. Yer see, when ther
hour ban' pints ter 7, an' ther mln
nte haif ter 4, an she strikes 12, we
know It air 9 o'clock. Take some
mo' co'n juice an let's go ter bed."
Itching, icaly, bleeding palms, hipeiean null,
and painful finger end, pimplea, blackbeada.
oily, motb; akin, dry, thin, and falling bair, Itch
ing, acaly acalpi,all yield quickly to warm hatha
with CtrriccRA 8oip, and gentle anointing
with CUTicuava (ointment;, the great akin car.
It told Oimtirtott world. FoTTtaDaca AXDCaaik
Coar , Kola Propi , Roalon.
mr Ho I Vradoca loft, Whit naadi," lraa