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THE COLlTMIilA HERALD: FRIDAY, MAY 7, 18!7.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County
Out of the County
Entered at the post-office at Columbia. Ten
nessee us second-class mail matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
Ix the terrible fire at Paris,
France, Charity ball, more than 200
lives were lost.
JriGixu from the speech-making
at the so-called Tennessee Cen
tennial, the Woman's Rights wo
men seem to be in high clover.
(Jov. Taylor yesterday issued a
proclamation calling: for an election
upon the question of a Constitu
tional Convention, on Thursday,
Will T.Hale has retired from
the editorial force of the Nashville
American, and leaves an "aching
void" behind ; with apologies to Mr.
Hale for this poetic license.
Our top lofty Chief Justice of the
Tennessee Judiciary thinks the
press and the people have no right
to kick. But this was clearly an
obiter dictum, and the kicking is
even more vigorous than before.
Since the Centennial opened, the
street cars of Nashville have killed,
maimed and wounded, two men and
three women. Moral, when you go
to Nashville, look out for the street
cars, and don't rely upon them to
give you any warning.
Ix the appointment of Railroad
Commissioners, Governor Taylor
disappointed the kickers by giving
them nothing to kick at. He ap
pointed Domocrats and politicians,
it is true, but they are intelligent,
trustworthy business men as well.
Mb. Dixgley's bill, before it
reached the Senate proper, or while
it was In the committee room, was
amended twelve hundred times. It
is only the Dlngley bill in name,
therefore. However, it ia none the
less obnoxious, for all its amend
ments. The College of Bishops of the
Methodist Church convened in
annual session in Nashville last
Wednesday. In preparing the plan
for episcopal visitation It was de
cided that Bishop Keener should
preside at the Tennessee Conferance
at Shelbyville next October.
The Senate Wednesday refused
to ratify the treaty between the
United States and Great Britain,
negotiated by Secretary Onley and
Sir Julian Pauncefote. Another
miscarriage of the Cleveland ad
ministration. Senators Harris and
Bate both voted against it.
Talk on the tariff will commence
in the Senate May 18. Until then
the Republicans are not inclined to
discuss the bill. "It will raise reve
nue enough," is their loconic an
swer. It is estimated that the in
creased revenue to be raised from
beer, will be about $13,000,000, and
from tea $10,000,000.
John II. Dtxlap, publisher of the
Chicago Dhpatcb, has been convict
ed and sentenced to two years in the
penitentiary, for printing and send
ing obscene literaturo through the
mails. He will not be put in stripes,
but will be given a blue-gray suit of
the second grade; and for good be
havior his time can be reduced to
. . .
Fbaxk Bikdsall has sold the
Giles County Record to a Mr. Rayn
of Indiana, who will assume control
at once, and Mr. Birdsall will go,
with his family, to Yazoo City,
where he has bought another paper.
Tennessee iournalism loses one of
its brightest lights by this change,
and yields to another state a first
class, all-round, good newspaper
It seems that christian scruples
in Nashville have given way to
"patriotism." For weeks the Cen
tennial mangement has violated the
state laws and insulted christian
sentiment, by working hundreds of
men on the Sabbath. And yet, not
a daily paper has condemned it, nor
has a single voice from the pulpit
Mit. McKixley has brought such
prosperity to the Jellico mines in
this State, that the operators have
reduced the wages of the miners,
with a strike and fifteen hundred
idle men as the result. These
miners say that they "would just as
lief starve while loafing as to starve
while at work." In their despera
tion they threaten the State mines
at Bhusbv Mountain. But still our
money must be kept "sound," and
the interest due to foreign princes,
plutocrats and potentates, must be
paid in gold. It matters not how
many of our own people starve or
suicide, our foreign creditors must
be protected, dontcherknow.
Yor cannot make new garments
out of old cloth ; neither can you
give reliable light, steady service
and perfect satisfaction, with a
worn out and patched up plant. It
seems about time that Mr. liigelow
of New York was realizing this, and
practicing the true economy of do
ing tilings right. The light service
his company gave to Columbia last
year, and the service of this week,
fosters and encourages and keeps
alive the dissatisfaction and preju
dice of the general public. Of
course accidents will happen; but in
a well regulated, properly con
structed, 6trong and efficient plant,
accidents would not be nearly so
frequent as they are in Columbia.
They started to run regularly on the
first; on the second nine lights were
out longer than the limit, and on
the third there was an "accident"
that shut them all off. That is
simply no service at all. The fault
we think is in a worn out plant; the
managers here seem to be doing the
very best they cau under most un
The Nashville Sun says: "The
fight for aCon8titutional Convention
will be a contest between the people
on one side and the office-holding
class, the railroads and the whisky
ring on the other. Where do you
belong? The whisky ring by
their course in the past several Leg
Matures have slowly but surely been
working out their own doom. Pro
hibition is a thousand times better
than a whisky lobby that attempts
to control all legislation, that stands
hand In glove with the railroad
lobby, and the fee lobby, and which
joins in every vile scheme to thwart
the will of the people."
The small coterie of small politi
cians who loaf about the Capital
City, are quarreling no little over
the pie counter. Because Governor
Taylor chooses to please himself and
some of his personal friends in mak
ing hia appointments, some of the
disappointed ones are threatening to
oppose him in his senatorial aspira
tions. Somehow, Governor Taylor
has never been able to please the
Nashville politicans; and yet, he
gets there just the same.
In Kansas three years ago a man
by the name of Jesse Hibden was
supposed to have been murdered a
dead body said to be his having
been found. A man by the name of
Jones was charged with the murder
and he was arrested, trled,convicted
and hanged as the murderer. Only
a day or so ago the supposed mur
dered man, Mr. Hibden, returned to
his old home sound and well.
Last Friday was the anniversary
of Washington's first inauguration
as President of the United States.
He was first inaugurated at New
York on the 30th of April, 1789, and
was our first President.
Considerable snow fell throughout
Southern Ohio last Sunday.
The Saloon Must Go.
It is a long, hard fight, but "God
is in heaven; all's right with the
world." The government has gone
without a moral character nearly as
long as it can. The church has lain
in siuiltv embrace with the drink
(level nearly as long as she can
The tippling deacon has been
tolerated neatly as long as he will
be. The Christian man who lets his
house' to saloons his escaped the
contempt of all men as long as he
can. Womanhood, motherhood,
wifehood, childhood, aye, man
hood, too, have been insulted and
snat unon and stun? and lashed and
wounded by the rumseller nearly as
long as they can.
The saloon is going!
God reigns and his people
Interesting Statlntlcs Containing True
tical Information for the Farmer.
Orange Judd Farmer (perhaps the
leading statistical authority in the
U. S.) says in its May report, "The
condition of winter wheat is 82.4
against 8:5.5 in 181)6. Conditions by
states, Tennessee i)2, Kentucky 93,
Ohio 85, Michigan 86, Indiana 70,
Illinois 40, Missouri 68, Kansas 8o.
The latest San Francisco re
ports from wheat districts siy the
outlook is for a good yield, bet
ter than average, and with few
showers, will be heavy.
The failure of the wheat crop in
Argentine was so disastrous that in
the Province of Kntre Rios the
yield represented only about 8 of
In the hard or spring wheat belt it
is estimated that M of the crop is
favorably seeded in Minnesota, and
work progressing rapidly. In North
Dakota, bO, and b being seeded
each day, and in South Dakota seed
ing is finished and in splendid
shape, while in the Red River Val
ley, prospects are that wheat will be
seeded as early as usual, wltli an in
creased acreage. This region pro
duces normally from 200,000,000 to
250 million bushels.
Thoman, in his May report says
"The winter wheat acreage is now
21,000,000 acres, with an indicated
yield of 315 million bushels, or 13.1
bu. per acre, against an Indicated
yield of 307 million bu. May 1, 1896,
The average condition of the Pacific
Coast is 95.6.
Based on Chicago future sales,
now wheat in Kentucky and Ten
nessee, in localities having good
railroad facilities, will open very
near b0 cents per bushel.
Large quantities of corn remain in
nrst hands throughout the corn Deit
but approaching harvests will
probably move large quantities of
AN OLD NEWSPAPER.
of the Herald Published a
Year After Its Birth.
McDimieU T-11 Why He Itrouglit
"DemiMTiitio IIral(l" Into
"Volume 1. number 50," of the
Columbia Herald then known
as the "Democratic Herald" pub
lished May 22, 1852, is before us.
Then the Herald wa in its infancy,
having been launched upon the sea
of newspaperdoin hardly a year be
fore ; but is was a strong and hea thy
looking infant, nevertheless, being
a four-page, six-column paper
printed in small-sized but clear,
readable type, and win brimful of
news and other reading matter.
Outof the twenty-fourcoluinns about
ten are composed of advertisements,
all of which are set in small, light
The "prospectus" of the Herald,
published on the fourth page, and
dated at the time of the establish
ment of the paper, June, 1851, tells
why the Herald was brought into
existence, and shows Editor Mc
Daniels grim determination to
"stick everlastingly at it" and
make his venture a success, or
"bust." Thus says the editor:
"At the urgent and repeated
solicitations of a large number of
the Democratic citizens of the
County of Maury, the undersigned
has consented to publish a weekly
paper in the town of Columbia,
bearing the above title. Arrange
ments have been made, by which
"The Herald" will be started upon a
secure and permanent oasin. i he
paper will be published, whether
many or few subscribers be obtained.
The undersigned is aware that
recent failures of Democratic papers
in Columbia have destroyed, to
some extent, in this region, public
confidence in the success of such an
enterprise. The publication of 'The
Democratic neraiu wouiu not nave
been started without the express
understanding that there were to be
no failures no suspensions in the
"It is neeaiess to urge upon tne
consideration of the Democracy of
Old Maury' the importatice of the
present political contest, or the im
portance of one efficient paper, de
voted to the advocacy or tneir cner-
ished political faith. They need not
be reminded that upon the efforts of
their party, in this canvass, depends
the political complexion of the State
of Tennessee, for ten long years to
come. They need not be told of the
zeal and industry of their vigilant
and untiring political adversary
or that the Democratic political
association has not a tingle organ in
a Congressional District of some fif
teen hundred Democratic majority,
and in which our opponents sustain
three papers devovted to their ser
vice. These matters are familiar to
Terms: The Herald will be
published at two dollars in advance,
two dollars and fifty cents In six
months, and three dollars If pay
ment be deferred twelve months
from the time of subscribing.
There is a lengthy article on the
first page concerning the building of
the "Southern Rail Road" now the
Nashville, Florence & Sheffield
Railroad from Columbia to Flor
ence. A clipping from the Memphis Ex
press says :
Uen. uiaeon J. riuow is in an
directions, North and South, East
and West of us, rapidly rising in
public favor and his chances for
the nomination of Vice-Presidentby
the Baltimore Convention (if we be
correctly informed) is daily increas
ing and is becotniag a strong prob
ability. No man can more effectu
ally checkmate Gen. Scott as the
Whig nominee with tne masses
than this able and energetic citizen
soldier this patriotic statesman! .
. . . Gun. Pillow ia a great man;
the nation of wise and infelligent
freemen will declare it by their con
fidence and a bestowal of their
highest office in the Senate of the
Messrs. L. Hawkins and J. M.
Towler announce that they have
purchased the entire interest of
Vrierson & Towler in their stock of
druirs, medicines, books, etc., and
will continue the business in all its
branches at the old stand.
Mr. T. J.'Kelley "has on consign
ment for sale from steam boat
Lunette, a large lot of flour, whiskey,
and salt, which we will sell at re
duced prices for cash."
W. J. Miller and John P. Camp
bell, composing the firm of Miller
& Camnbell, have trreat attractions
in "fall and winter goods," although,
strange to say, they are advertising
them in snrinar-time. "It is no
trouble with us to pull down goods,"
they say, "whether we make sales
or not: and country janes, linseys,
feathers and beeswax will be taken
in exchange at cash prices."
Jas. L. Guest & Co., have just
onened un a new wholesale and re
tail Grocery, and "having just re
turned from New Orleans, beg
leave to say to their friends, and the
rest of mankind, that they have in
store, which will be sold very low
for cash. 32 hhds. sugar, 30 bags Rio
coffee, spice, nails, pepper, candies,
kisses, etc., etc."
D. W. Shaw & Co., "owing to the
creat Dressure of business and the
desire of other persons to use their
means," notify the public that they
have quit business, and "politely
invite all persons indebted to them
to come forward IMMEDIATELY
aid SETTLE, or they will find their
accounts in the hands of Sam Mc
Gaw, Bill Pillow, or some other
French gentleman, who will assist
them in settling, as they have been
kind enough to assist in winding up
"The Tennessee Conference Fe
male College," Rev. J. O. Church, a.
m., President, and the "Jackson
College," F. B. Mitchell, a. m.,
President, both have cards in this
issue of the Herald.
The firm of Nicholson & Dunning
ton, composed of A. O. P. Nicholson
and Frank C. Dumingtou, attor-ueys-at-law,
also had a professional
I nin a 25 cent greenback, and for all
I know may be one t f the unredeemed,
but I have had such varied experiences
unil was able to do so much good the
day Richmond was evacuated I feel I
muKt tell about it, for I was us much a
subject of dispute in my day as gold and
silver und bonds are now. I was sent
forth fresh and crisp from Washington
to a paymaster in the Army of the Po
tomac on the Virginia peninsula, and
he delivered me, along with a lot of
larger notes, to a captain of the Fifth
The captain placed the big notes in a
letter which he wrote to his wife a
sweet, loving letter in which he told
her he was going the next day on a
raid up the peninsula, and that if all
went well ho might sleep in Richmond;
that she must keep up a brave heart and
that he would be home soon. When he
sealed this letter, I saw the muscles of
his mouth twitch and his bravo blue
eyes moisten, and I snuggled up within,
for I knew the bravest wero the tender-
est, and he was wishing that he could
go with that letter.
But there were no braver men in the
war than the rennsylvaniaus, ana 1
knew that, live or die, ho would be
game and do what was right.
The next morning we started off and
got ulong very well until about l
miles beyond Williamsburg, and just at
the fork of the roads we were attacked
by the advance guard of Slangier 's
South Carolina cavalry. We had ouly 40
men iu our party, and the rebels wrere
numerous. The captain saw ho had bet
ter retire, so ho turned his horse, order
ed a retreat, and the men threw their
guns over their shoulders and dashed
down the road, firing as they retreated.
e went into a new position, behind
the college walls the college had been
burned and as the hot lead spattered
against the old English bricks I shud
dered, and every time the statue of Lord
Botetourt was hit I felt as if everything
sacred was being desecrated, and I could
almost hear the British lion growL
Whilo I was made for circulation I was
based on protection, and when charges
were made against me I feared I would
be ground into pulp before I was with
drawn. Our enemies were re-enforced, and
my captain, seeing discretion was the
better part of valor, again retired and
dashed down the main street. Before
he had gone two Bquares a bayonet was
thrust through his thigh, and he was
made prisoner. In a very short time I
was exchanged for a bag of tobacco and
became an ally and associate of armed
rebellion. A ehinplaater has no affec
tions or attachments, you know.
I was put in what was called a pocket
by my rebel owner, but it seemed to me
like a rag bag. I was so frightened I
thought I would die and was sure I
would never smile again, but that night
I laughed myself sick at the ludicrous
and hairbreadth escape of my new
He was worn out with excitement of
the day, and as he passed a house by the
college, just across from the president's
house, one of his friends asked him in,
pointed to a feather bed on the floor,
and he sank down in it and slept as
only a Confederate soldier could, for he
had not seen a bed of any kind for so
long. He was in high feather at his
good fortune. He was too tired to
dream. I was awake, studying my new
surroundings. Suddenly a friendly
hand shook him up and said, "You are
caught." Ho crept to the window, pull
ed tho curtain aside, and there, sure
enough, wero my friends of the Fifth
If ever my Union soul longed for a
voice, it was then. He could have put
his hand on thcin. He double quicked
into his clothes and buttoned mo up
against his heart, which was going faster
than a weaver's shuttle. It was a bril
liant moonlight night in April. He had
put his horse in an open shed and pushed
a cart in front of it to keep him from
getting away. Ho realized his danger
und the absolute necessity for quiet.
Just as he stealthily entered tho shed
a calf ran between his legs and bellowed
as only a calf can and threw him over on
the cart. "Well, " thought I, "I will now
bo back with tho Fifth Pennsylvania
cavalry." Ho clutched at tho horse,
jumped on his back, dug his spurs iu its
side aud dashed down the road I had
been over twico before. The bit was out
of the horse's mouth, and ho was going
like Jolui Gilpin and no possible way
for the rider to control his horse right
to the Confederate pickets, who had or
ders to shoot any and all cavalry com
ing down that road. After great yelling
he made himself known to the guards,
and he never stopped till the horse got
to tho camp.
I was presented to his sister, and then
I was taken to the parlor in Richmond
and put in something I had never heard
of before a glory pitcher. I had great
curiosity to know what a glory pitcher
was. Day and night I kept my ears open
to try to find out, and on the Fourth of
July I did, for they took ine out aud
filled the pitcher with punch and drank
General George Washington's health,
and I heard them say that when General
Washington died theso pitchers were
made of china, with a picture of Gen
eral Washington being taken up to glory
on their sides. Every 22d of February
and Fourth of July they were used for
punch. If I had been sound money, I
would have known that a sister of the
poet Longfellow, Mrs. Pearce of Port
land, Me., had one of these pitchers,
but I was of mushroom growth knew
nothing of traditions and really very lit
tle about myself.
Well, I remained a prisoner in soli
tary confinement in Richmond until
evacuation day came. It was Sunday,
and heaven seemed to give one grand,
glorious smile to the last day of the
Confederacy. A smile like a martyr
wears on his dying face, and nature,
every tree and flower, waj bursting
with green leaf aud blossom, struggling
to be free, and I thought the tearful
eyes of my dear ladies should take com-
HGennon, Anderson Foster.
We sell goods for cash only, but sell them very lo?v.
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.,
1 NCORPO RATE I).
M'MHER 8 EXT HY RECEIVED HY CHECK.
1 W. A. X 10 p. 111., X. W.
RECEIVED at .05 A.
Dated St. Louis,
TojUe Ken twt, Anderson d'-
Buying largely at Ely
The .above telegram'is explanatory. Our Mr. McKennon
left for St. Louis last Monday to attend the Ely Walker
salvage sale and will have some eood thinsrs to ofTer next-
NEXT MONDAY, MAY 10,
ONE PIECE of iron frame Grenadine, the $1.50 quali
ty. JSext Monday s price,
ONE PIECE of iron frame
Grenadine, the $1 .00 a nd $1.25 quality. Next Monday's
price, JSC per yard.
FORTY PIECES of Pique,
black and colored figures, the kind that usually sells at
to 15c per yard. Monday's price on this lot, 6 per yd.
TEN PIECES of yard-wide Penangs, the regular 10c
quality; it was our good fortune to buy these so that we
can sell them to you next Monday at 6 i-2c per yard.
TWENTY DOZEN Ladies' White Ribbed Vests at
OUR $1.50 and $2.ooOxford
celled anywhere We have all of the choice things out of
the Krippendorff & Dittman and Drew, Selby & Co. line of
shoes, so we can fit and please almost anybody.
IF YOU want a carpet or
find just what you want at the
IN THE ANNEX is where
las shoes for men and boys.
OUR STOCK of ready-made clothing and gents furnish
ing goods cannot be excelled, either in style, quality or low
If you see it in our ad. it's so. M
McKennon, Anderson & Foster.
fort and remember that they, too, had
been prison bound and now were free-
t 1 j 1 At 1 -i
I had grown to love the lady m j
whose care I had been, she was so purej
and brave, and 1 became unharav lest
some evil should befall her and her lit-
tie children. I saw her kiss her husband
goodby and saw her hand her jewels1
and valuables to an old slave, w in
promised to do his best to protect her.
In a short timo tho city was in flames,
the water cut off, the gashouse destroy
ed, and darkness reigned. The streets
wero full of Union soldiers and army
followers, and the desolation of that
house was beyond anything I can de
scribe. Suddenly I heard my friends coming
down stairs, and I felt my dear lady's
soft white hand pick mo up from tho
glory jar, smooth mo out, and, calling
Uncle Harry, a faithful old slave, she
said: "Uncle Harry, this shinplaster
came from a fight in Williamsburg.
Richard gave it to me, and I have kept
it all this whilo. I see they have estab
lished a sutler's store across the way. If
you are not afraid, go and see if it will
buy mo some candles, for if it will we
will not be quite so forlorn. "
Uncle Harry grabbed me with his big
old black hand aud said: "God knows,
Miss Mary, you always was good, and
God gwiuo to take care of you and
yourn and we and us. Afecrd? I ain't
gwine to come back 'dout dem candles,
scusin dey hain't got none." And he
brought back three, and tho light they
shed was like the glory of G(xl a light
in a dark place.
She lit one and made a patrol of the
house from garret to cellar, under the
beds and in the closets; would blow it
out and in a few hours reconnoiter again
for when they were gone, where
would any more come from? But she
knew that "unto the upright there
ariseth light in tho darkness, " and her
beautiful faith sustained her. I was in
the sutler's shop back hi tho Union
lines, and I missed my glory pitcher and
all the exciting news I used to hear
from the doctor and the generals and
my gay young lady. Although fair ex
change is no robbery, I felt jealous and
Shortly after this I retired from busi
ness a small boy put a mustache on
tho face of the statesman who adorns
me, a drummer pasted me on the inside
of his desk, and after a brief and event
ful career I was sponged off, and I now
lie in a cabinet of curiosities, not caring
25 cents what becomes of rue. Phila
Wanted fin Idea I
Who cn think
Pmtjict vnar Id? thr miv brlmr too wealth.
r i i v i .nvu urn hi Xy. a
Mji WMtilnffton, V. C.f tbtr $i,t prist offer
and Ut of (wo hundr! laToattoo winti4.
LJ CJ "
and one piece of brocaded
white ground with small
Ties for ladies cannot be ex
matting this is the place to
we keep the famous Doug
Every pair guaranteed.
UNCALLED FOU LETTERS.
'r,ie following is the list of letterb re-
maining in the post-oflice, for the week
ending April ism.
Abernatliy Miss Inez Mitchell Mrs. A.
rown airs. i-,. u. Moore c.
MeCland J. It.
Robertson Jas. A.
' ones m iss 1. v ,
Jones IS. Jl.
Moore Mrs. V.
FOR WEEK K'IIN? MAY 7.
Bartlett P. L. Lawson Shields
Haird Kliza Preston Kev. L. A.
Bullock Lee Kuekor Mrs. V.
Dawson Ann Smith K. A.
Davis Florence Surer Dr.
Farrell C'has. Wilson Mrs. M.
How Doctor Warfula Mrs. Klla
Parties calling for the above letters
will please say advertised.
W. A. Howard. P. M.
Gad Frierson Armstrong
ijiua w. walker.
Lonnie Gibson to Miss
T. A. Owens to Miss Minnie New
ton. Self Interest
Leads buyers into our store. If
you have not already been con
vinced that we are the people for
Clothing and Shoes
just come in and price our goods.
We offer special BARGAIN'S for
this week :
Men's all wool suits from $3.00
Boys' long pant suits from $2.00
Boys' knee pant suits from 50c
Men's jeans pants from 50c
Boys' knee pants from 10c
Men's Tan or Black Shoes from ... 85c
Come and price our goods before
yon buy. We can save you at least
'25 per cent by buying your
Clothes, Shoos and Hats from
K ji DAVE
r- ' 1 The Acknowl-
North Side Public Square.