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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1S97.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
BUBHCI PKTION RATK8:
In the County $1.00.
Out of the County 1.25.
Entered Bt the post-office at Columbia. Ten
nessee as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
Ik nil our citizens were ns enthu
siastic in their support of home en
terprise ns is E. II. Hatcher, Esq.,
foreign monopolies would not dare
to attempt to starve them out.
Tun last Democratic Congress
was turned out for doing nothing.
The present Republican Congress is
making the same record, and the
people in 1H0H will give them the
same punishment they did the
Tiik enemies of the proposition to
call a Constitutional Convention,
are projecting into the discussion all
sorts of imaginary mistakes theeon
vention might make. The time to
discuss those questions is not yet.
First, vote to call the convention,
and hope they will greatly improve
upon the one we have. Then
we will have another vote
upon the one proposed, and if
the cranks have gotten in their
work and we do not like it, we can
refuse to adopt it.
Thk patriotic people of Columbia
and Maury County are on their
mettle. It is bad enough, they
think, to have Wall street controll
ing their finances, and the Protec
tive Barons taxing the gweat of
their brows; but when a foreign
corporation comes to their doors to
starve out a home enterprise, and a
co-operative one, organized not for
profit but self-protection, why that
is simply something that can't be
did, in this good county of Maury.
Our people ain't built that way.
Judge Patterson's action in ex
cusing one of the petit juries
from attendance upon Court this
week, Is highly commendable. He
will doubtless take the game action
next week, and as often aa the busi
ness of his Court will allow. By
this practice of economy the Judge
saves the tax-payers about $18 per
day ; and he is of the opinion that
the County Court could save the tax
payers ten or twelve hundred dol
lars a year, if they would appoint
only one jury Instead of two, with
out the slightest interference with
the workings of the Circuit Court.
The County Court had better aban
don their altogether impractical
bond scheme, and turn their atten
tion to such practical reforms as
may be found from this example.
While this merry telephone war
is on, there is consolation in the
thought that it is saving to the peo
ple of this town and county not less
than .$000 a month that used to go
into the plethoric purses of the
Cumberland Telephone Company.
And there is further consolation in
this; that the Citizens' Telephone
Co., is doing all it ever intended or
was expected to do ; that is, giving
cheap and satisfactory service, mak
ing expenses, and extending its
lines, slowly but surely, to the re
motest parts of the county. We
Hatter ourselves that the Citizens'
can stand tin's game as long as the
Cumberland can, and that the
"starving" process would last a long
time at this rate.
Fkkqi knt requests come to this
office, asking that attention be called
to the depredations committed at
Rose Hill every Sunday. Not only
are graves repeatedly robbed of
ilowera put there by loving hands,
but an ill-mannered, rude set seem
to be fond of making this sacred
ground their Sunday loafing place,
nnd they indulge in more loud laugh
ing and running and romping than
is allowed in any well regulated
public park. In compliance with
these requests we have frequently
called attention to this behavior,
but those in authority appear to give
little concern to it. Now we would
like to know tho reason why? Why
is this desecration of the home of
the dead and this insult to the liv
ing tolerated? Is it nobody's busi
ness to prevent it? Tf not, why not
make it somebody's business? Is it
not a part of the sexton's duty? If
not, it should be, and he should be
held to a rigid account for the be
bavioron those grounds. If he needs
police powers, the Trustees should
apply to the Board and get them for
him. Certainly this matter can be
corrected if the cemetery officials
will determine to have it done. And
besides, these grounds being within
a mile of the corporation line, our
police have jurisdiction there, and
we venture the suggestion that on0
of them might be spared from the
public square long enough to visit
Ruse Hill on Sunday afternoon.
What a blessing it would be if all
men could be made to remember
that "a public office is a public trust."
The monopolies are standing to
gether. Trusts, combines and cor
porations always stand together.
Ever since Columbia was incorpora
ted, its business men have paid thou
sands of dollars of toll every year to
the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany. Hut whoever heard of a soul
less corporation having any grati
tude. The way the Telegraph Co.,
repays this people for their years of
liberal support, is to join forces with
a brother extortioner to help break
down the Citizens' Telephone Co.
And not only that, but when a peti
tion, signed by all the subscribers to
the Citizens' phone, is presented the
telegraph company, asking permis
sion to place a free phone in their
office, for the convenience of the
public, they will not even conde
scend to answer the petition, but
contemptuously add insult to injury
by declining even to give a cour
teous refusal. These twin brothers,
united by a common sympathy and
banded together for a common pur
pose to exact unjust toll from the
same people! And yet we find some
of our people patronizing the Bell
because it is cheap. Aiding and
abetting in its effort to starve out
the peoples' company because it is
cheap! Patronizing an open enemy
to their community, because it is
cheap! (Jiving aid and comfort to a
foreign corporation in its purpose
to filch from their neighbors extor
tionate tolls, because, torsootli, it is
cheap! We are not surp-ised that
these corporations will help each
other, but wo are surprised that citi
zens of this town and county will
aid and abet them.
The last heard of Nashville's Cen
tennial air ship was that it had gone
up in a balloon,.
"Will You Walk Into My Parlor,
Said the Spider to Hie Fly."
For the sole purpose of affording rea
sonable telephone rates and of keeping
our money at home, and with no ex
pectation of deriving one dollar of reve
nue therefrom, the Citizens' Telephone
Company was established. The people
of Maury County have invested from
$(i,(HK) to $8,000 in this home enterprise.
The Cumberland Company is stretch
ing every energy to break down this
brotherhood of Maury Countains, and,
for this purpose alone, is inviting, yea,
begging our people to permit its in
struments to bo placed in their houses
at 50 cents a month. When old Shy
lock was seeking to entrap Antonio by
fair and specious piomises, Hassanio
"I like not fair terms and a vllUan'a
Of course I do not mean even to inti
mate that the officials of the Cumber
land Company are villians. We are
commanded not to speak evil of "digni
ties." But we like not fair terms and a
monopoly's power and purpose.
To those of our good people who felt
that they could not afford telephones at
former rates, and who are accepting the
offer at ")0 cents a month, we put the
question: "If the Cumberland Com
pany succeeds in breaking down the
Citizens' line, and then restores its
former rates, what have you gained?
Only the temporary use of telephones
at 50 cents a month. What have you
assisted in accomplishing? You have
absolutely destroyed tho value of the
plant, costing your friends and neigh
bors some $7,000 or $H,000; have raised
the rates of telephones from $1 per
month, as charged by the Citizens' line,
to $'! or $4 a month, which the Cumber
laud Company will surely charge when
they have destroyed competition; have
put in power over ns, a foreign mo
nopoly, which will drain from our
county annually some $s,ooo to $10,000;
and all this, for the temporal-' use of a
telephone in each of a few houses at 50
cents a month.
The Cumberland Company openly
proclaims its purpose of crushing the
Citizens' line, and is actively proceed
ing in a manner that leaves no doubt
of its determination to execute this
threat if possible, in contempt ef the
biblical prudence which teaches that
"The fowler setteth not forth his net in
sight of the bird." The Cumberland
Company sets forth its net, and baits
the entrance with the tempting offer of
50 cents. If we enter, this monopoly
has us in its power, with the same
grievance against those who estab
lished the Citizens' line that Shylock
had against Antonio, when he whined:
"He lintli mocked at my diiins; lie linth
tli waned my Imrniilns and hindered inn
li M 1 f t million. Were lie out of lily path, I
can make what merchandise I will.''
Tho fight is simply a contest between
patriotism, public spirit, common busi
ness foresight and prudence against the
inordinate greed and power of a foreign
monopoly seeking the overthrow of our
local brotherhood of Maury Countians,
which has thwarted its unconscionable
We appeal to our people to stand by
us in this struggle, confidently believ
ing that public spirit and business pru
dence will prevail against the insidious
attempt of this foreign monopoly to
break down our local brotherhood and
restore its former excessive rates. We
do not believe the local agents are
clothed with the proper corporate au
thority to enter into contracts for a long
term of years. Such authority must
come from some due and proper corpor
ate action. There is doubtless some by
law of the company restricting even its
chief otlieers from making contracts for
more than a year. If so, any contracts,
made by its agents or otlieers, can be
repudiated whenever it suits the pur
poses of the company to do so. We
therefore suggest to such persons as
contemplate making long term con
tracts, to see that Mich contract are
authorize I by tho proper corporate
sanction. But we trust our people will
support their own local association of
Maury Countians, which lias expended
a large sum of money to give our people
Let's nail our colors to the mast head
and lloat the signal: "Maury County
expects every man to do his duty."
K. H. Hatciikh.
200,000 Bushels Wheat Wanted!
The Columbia Mill & Elevator
Co. want the above amount of new
wheat for delivery on board cars or
at their Elevator, for which they
will pay the highest market price.
Gil A IX NOTES.
Timely, 1' met leal and Iiitereil inj; Infor
mation For the Farmers.
No. 2 white corn brings 20 to 21
cents In Kansas, and is quoted at St.
Louis 22 to 215. Ohio River points
20 to 28 cents, but is above the mar
ket in this vicinity, being olfered in
small lots and bringing ;i" to 40 cts.
Large quantities are still in farmers
bands in the great corn states, and
dealers confidently predict lower
figures will move same as soon as
seeding is over and hauling begins.
The Dingley bill has raised a
veritable storm from the great "Mc
Kinley" millers of the North-west.
These were ardent in their support
of the Republican candidate, but
since the great surplus consuming
countries of Europe, on whom these
millers are largely dependent for
prosperity, are all in revolt against
the proposed tariff and threaten to
shut out American flour from Hol
land, Belgium, France, Germany
and Italy, the other man's ox is
doing the goring and the millers are
loud In their protestation against
the proposed "infamy."
Minneapolis exchange says: "Up
to this writing, we have never seen
the beginning of a season promise
such a large yield of wheat in the
North-west as does the present one.
Seeding is earlier than the average,
the soil is generally in splendid con
dition, and the high price of wheat,
with low values of other grains, will
tempt the farmers to 'increase the
acreage over that of previous years.
Prices for the near future will de
pend on the coming crop prospects.
We are rapidly nearing the end of
the season when any material
damage to the growing crop can be
expected from frost or Hoods, and, if
the next 20 days can bo passed with
out such damage, prices are more
than likely to decline."
The Nashville correspondent of
the North Western Miller says:
"The continued dullness in the flour
trade is accounted for by the near
ness of harvest. Large dealers are
taking only enough to meet im
mediate demands. Flour is too
high for them to buy freely, when
they can see signs of a big slump
within the next ('() days, when the
new crop of wheat begins to come in.
Dealers here expect the market to
open at (!0c, and, in anticipation of
this, it would h folly to load up at
In the states of Maryland, the
Virginias, Kentucky, Tennessee,
North Carolina, Texas and Arkan
sas, the acreage of winter wheat has
been so largely increased that pres
ent prospects promise fully 20 mil
lion bushels increase over a normal
Corn is bringing $7.50 per cargo
(300 lbs.) in Mexico, and higher
values are forecasted.
It is thought wheat will be har
vested in this section about the lOtli
to loth of June.
Government report for May shows
80.2 against 81.4 in April; the
Southern States averaging highest,
ranging from 8ri in Mississippi to )S
in Texas and 102 in Maryland.
Ruports in Europe nro generally
favorable to crops, excepting France,
where a probable reduction of 1") mil
lion bushels will occur over last
year's production in wheat.
India will have no wheat
port until 18i)S or ".)!).
Few grain growers in this country
are aware of the extent of the wheat
raised in Franco. With an area of
40 thousand square miles less than
the single state of Texas, France
produces nearly 3"m) million bushels
of wheat, or more than one-half the
total amount produced throughout
the United Stales.
Good authority estimates that the
Texas wheat crop will be :50 million
bushels against 4'J millions in 'iH,
and 2 million in '.)". This is the
greatest increase in any state.
I want to buy and am prepared to
pay tne nignest market price
For Fins Footwear.
)lrest Seventh Street.
OVER THE COUNTY
Cabinet photos,$ l.oOdoz.at Young's.
Work has commenced on the new
Christian church at Camp Rranch.
Capt. J. C. Cooper returned last
week from Mexico to his borne near
Come to-morrow to tho decora
tion of the Confederate graves at
Rose Hill. Bring tlowers with you
and meet at Hendley's corner at 2
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Gray, ac
companied by little Miss Annie
Gray Maddin, came out from Nash
ville this week and are now at their
beautiful summer home in this
Just what you want received
from New York to-day, a beautiful
1 . it 1
I tine 01 oriental aim Venice taces,
new collars, and cults, talteta rib
bons, kid gloves, new belts, French
organdies in all shades, also Eng
lish and American riioues at the
lowest prices. Mouseline de Sole,
in all shades. Walking hats and
sailors received weeklv.
It T. O. Bktts & Co.
"Lark's" letter from Mt. Joy last
week did not reach the Hekald
office until Thursday night, which
of course was too late for publica
tion. It was written Sunday morn
ing the 10th, but the postmark show
ed that it was not mailed until the
13tli. Somebody carried it in his
pocket, no doubt. However, it could
not have been published if it had
come earlier, because it had no other
name signed to it than "Lark." The
eighth wonder of the world to us is,
that some of our correspondents can
not learn to sign their names to
what they write, when week after
week letters go to the waste basket
for lack of signatures, and week af
ter week we tell them of it.
Cleaning Out Sale of Plants.
Chrysanthemums, Coleus and
Verbenas at 20 cents per dozen.
Heliotropes and Cobre Scandens
at 30 cents per dozen.
Flowering Begonias and Abetilous
at 35 cents per dozen.
Other plants in proportion. These
prices given In order to reduce stock,
for the purpose of repairing green
houses. D. E. Dohtch.
LIVE STOCK NOTES.
Mr. A. F. Brown will ship on next
Tuesday ten head of fine Jerseys to
the Tennessee Jersey Breeders' Sale.
Alexander & Vaughan shipped a
double-decker of lambs from Spring
Alexander & Vaughan shioped
three loads of hogs, cattle and sheep
from Godwin to Louisville this week,
and two loads of hogs and three
loads of lambs from the stock-j iirds
to the same market.
Jetliro Anderson shipped a load of
hogs to Louisville.
Botts & Mathis shipped a load of
sheep and hogs to Louisville.
Poland China Hogs Sale.
Mrs. W. (). ColTee will sell, either
on the public, square or at Harlan's
stable, on Monday, June 7, about
thirty head of choice bred Poland
China bogs, all registered or
eligible to registration. These
hogs are the best strain of Poland
China to be had ; beimr a part of the
family of Klever's Model, which
sold for $1,700. Anderson Model,
hold for $1,57). and (Jueen Klever
3rd, No. (iiitWll, the dam of one of
these sows, sold for $1,200. The
others are of the family of Guy
Wilkes K., No. 32001; Teciunseh I).,
215053; Queen Tecmnseh, 701)70; All
Seen, 10773; World Beauty, G01W2,
tho famous show hog. Breeding
given of each hog. If you want
some choice hogs, go to this sale.
Will sell six boars; one a year old
that is very fine. Come and see this
stock and see what good ones This
stock was purchased of A. J. lpjsron,
Orleans, III., and he bought of EJ
Klever, lladley & Hendrix, Bloom
ingburg, Ohio. m:iy21-ltt.
Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Wendel and
Mr. T. C. Britain are attending
District Conference at Mooresville.
Uigurs Hayes, of Lewisburg, spent
several days with relatives here
during the past week.
Mrs. Branch returned Saturday
from a three week's visit to relatives
Mr. W. L. Wren", of the L. & N.
General Olfice at Nashville, was the
guest of Charley Mooney the first of
Lounio Cook has purchased Mr. J.
T. Powell's lot on the corner of G.il
loway and Thirteenth streets, and
will begin the erection of a house
Dixie Blair has gone to Mt. Pleas
ant, where he has accepted a posi
tion in a bakery.
Speaker Heed : "It has been moved
and seconded that the hou-o go to
sleep for three days. All those in
tavor i!l please snore. The ayes
have it." Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
HGlennon, Anderson 8j Foster.
We sell goods for cash only, but sell them very lov.
TTIONE of the goods that we bought from the great sal
L vage tire sale in St. Louis have been delivered yet,,
owing to the length of time required in packing and
shipping such an immense amount of goods (about half
a million dollars worth.)
BUT THERE SHALL BE NO LACK OF BAR
GAINS HERE, for there's hardly a week-day passes that
both freight and express trains don't bring us quick selling
lots of new and dependable stulls on which fashion has set
her seal of approval.
JUST NOW ITS FANCY RIBBONS for neck wear,
and for the many uses that these pretty fancy ribbons are
put to this season; changeable moire taffeta ribbons, j 1-2
inches -vide, all silk, at 2jc a yard in place of 40c. Colors
are blue and green, red and green, helio and green, broxv Ir
an d ?reen.
Another lot of elegant moire taffeta ribbons, 4 inches wide,
shaded from center to edges, extra heavy quality, 40c a yard,
in place of most milliner's price of 75c. Colors, pink sha
ded to -d'hite, blue shaded to while, helio shaded to while,
and green shaded to white.
Unusual Selling for Next Monday.
All the Paris Pattern Dresses that we have left, only
5 in the lot, and prices were $7.50, $9.00, $11.50 and two at
$12.50; next Monday Sj.yS each.
An odd lot of Ladies' Oxford Ties, only fourteen pairs,
and here are the sizes; six pairs i's, two pairs i, four pairs
2's, and one pair 3's and one pair 6; nearly all of the styles
are obsolete, but prices were up to $3.00. Xext Monday
25c a pair.
Boys' Low Cut Tan Oxfords, sizes, 2, 2$, 3, 3 and 4;
no other sizes in this lot . They were $2.00 a pair. Xext
Monday they'' 11 be joc a pair. These in the Annex.
A Thousand Yards of yard-wide penangs, usual 10c
quality, Monday jc the yard.
Wide White Organdies
for graduating and commencement dresses
at 20c a yard, at 75c a yard, and at every
easy step between, but always the best for
Dainty little Empire Fans, in white and
It's a great deal easier for a m?n to keep cool in the right
sort of a negligee shirt than it is in a stiffbosom white shirt.
We have a pretty line of negligee shirts at 50c each and at
$2.50 and at all the between prices.
If you see it in our ad. it's so. v,
ItlcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
I'KLItilUl rs KEW'S.
Few people know that John
Wesley was ever in America. Few
know that it was he, and not Robert
Raikes, who established the first
Sunday-school in the world. It was
John Wesley who preached the first
Methodist sermon delivered in the
United States. In The Ladies'
Home Journal for June Rev. W. J.
Scott will tell in the "Great Per
sonal Events" series the story of
"When John Wesley Preached in
Georgia," which is said to be one of
the most interesting narratives in
this most successful series.
The prayer-meetings at the Second
Presbyterian Church, which are
held every Tuesday night, are being
conducted this month by Mr. A. S.
James. Next month they will be
led by Mr. W. S. Fleming. Com
munion services will be held in this
church on the first Sunday in June,
nnd preparatory services the Sun
Ilev. W. T. Dale, of Carter's
Creek, will preach at Union Grove
Church on the 5th Sabbath In this
month, which is next Sunday week.
There will be tho usual services
at the First Presbyterian Church
next Sabbath at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
The subject of the morning sermon
will be, "The contrast between Peter
and Judas." The sermon at night
will conclude the series on the Para
ble of the Prodigal Son.
Children's Day will be observed
with appropriate exercises at the
South Columbia Methodist Church
on Sunday night, May o0.
Rev. F. B. Webb will preach at
Ehenezer Presbyterian Church next
Sabbath at H o'clock p. m. The
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will
be administered at the same service.
There will be preaching at Hope
well Church next Saturday morn
ing, at 11 o'clock, by Rev. F. B.
Webb, who has been invited by the
pastor, Rev. Mr. White, to assist
Tho Columbia District Conference
of th M. K. Church convened at
Mooresville, Marshall couuty, yes
terday. A protracted meeting will com
mence at the Christian Church next
Sunday morning, conducted by
Ilev. F. W. Smith, of Franklin.
Mr. Clitford Hendley is leading
the Men's Noonday Prayer-meeting
this week; the attendance is good
and the interest continues.
Crazed by Bryan's Defeat.
L. I). Allen, one of the prominent
free silver men in Webster City, la.,
was taken to the insane asylum at
Independence, lie joined the free
silver party just after the nomina
tion of Bryan, and since the defeat
of that candidate he has brooded over
the result until his mind became af
fected to sucli a degree that it was
thought best to try the treatment at
the State institution.
Garwood's Sarsaparina for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains.
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 BARGAINS for
this week :
Men's all wool suits from $:1.M
Hoys' lmig pant suits from $J.)0
Hoys' knee pnt suits from "'e
Men's jeans pants from ... "i)e
Hoys' knee pants from We
Men's Tan or Hlack Shoes from . . . !'";
Come and price our goods before
you buy. We can save you at least
2-" per cent by buying your
Clothes, Shoes and Hals from
Star Clofc House,
North Side Public Square.
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