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THE COLUMBIA IIEKALD: FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1897.
Ah (1 You Cii Do
business With Him.
We do this by ( lose
to Cost Jiarjiiiis..
With the advent of summer we
Hi e ready to sell and fit you in
Strap Slippers, Oxfords, and all
kinds of low out shoes. Come
jind see us and be convinced that
we are tho right place to buy
Strap Slippers, etc.
We curry a grunt line of Men's
lilack. Chocolate, Oxblood and
Tan Shoes in all the new and
latest toes. Our $1.00 Oxford in
black and tan is open to compe
tition. Our line of Men's Straw Hats
are handsome, cheap and up-to-date
in every respect. See them
and you will buy.
Report of the Condition
-OK T 1 1 K-
At Columbia, in tlit state or Tennessee,
lit the LluH of ItuxliM'K, May,
Loans anil discounts J(l4,iW.06
Overdrafts, secured and unse
U. S. Konds to secure circula
Stocks, securities, ee ...
!nnkii)K limise, furniture and
Due from National Banks (not
Due from State Banks and
bankers . ...
Due from approved reserve
Cheeks and other cash items,
Notes of other Nat'al Hanks .
Fractional paper currency,
nickels and cents
Lawful mnni'i) renvrc in Hank,
viz: Specie' $I4,!HR2.K0
Lotfal tender notes, 7,5(l.0O-
Redemption fund with I'.S.
Treasurer, (." per cent of cir
Due from I. S. Treasurer, oili
er than 5 per cent redemp
Capital stock paid in
Undivided profits, loss expen
ses and taxes paid . .
National Bank notes, outstV,
Due to State banks mid bank
ers Dividends paid
Due to other National ltanks.
Individual deposits subject to
Demand certificates of depos.
Notes and bills rediscounted.
ok Tunnkssek, ) ....
County f Maury, s" '
1, Charles A. Parker, Cashier of The
Maury National Hank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is cor
rect to the best of in v knowledge and
belief. C. A. Pakkkh, Cashier.
Sworn and subscribed to before me,
this 25th day of May, 1SH7.
K. C. Lati a, Notary Public.
.Ion x W. Ckci I., )
V. M. CiiKAiits, Directors.
KoiiKit r ( '. ( Mi r ucii,
1'. S, We invite your attention to the
above sworn statement, and respeefuliy
bolicit your patronage.
Cabinet Organ for sale or tindi'.
li Kkank 11. Smith.
A few good Imrn.iliis in sei-ond-huiid road
wagons; also one flrst-qiiiility, sccond-hund
surrey, will he reiuiy next week.
It J. T. STBKKT A I'o.
liennnn Millet. Hungarian. Sorghum
roeu. r leiu reus, l nil on us lor prices.
11 SA TTKKt- l KLI) it 101)S0X.
Pine Ceiling and Flooring for cash.
It KllANK II. SM11 H.
2"t His Nuiiar for
S lbs green cimee for $l.il
Choice V o. Molasses, er gallon :
Can al.d evaporated fi ulls al eosl.
J. '1 . I,. Cor 11 KAN, West Till St..
It lie! hell lllock..
Ceiling and Flooring for rush.
Fkank 11. smith.
All persons Indented to 1,. M. Alford. dt
ceased, are iioiilled to Kettle with lne.Hnd
those hav ing elaons ngainst his estate nr
liereliv not i lied to present them al once to
Ule. J. II. Al.l'OKH.
inay 4t Adininisiraloi-.
;an for sale or I rade.
t'UAUK 11. SMITH.
An Appeal toThinkiiiy Men.
If every man in the county, who
uses a telephone, would ptop and
consider, from a business standpoint,
which of the two companies lie shall
assist in the war now beinjr waged
between the Uell and the Citizens'
Company, there would he few to de
cide against the Citizens.
Jlecause, first, it is, in the long
run, the cheaper, and always must
Because, second, this is a fight be
tween the people on one side, whose
only capital is co-operation, and a
monopoly on the other side, whose
capital consists of millions on top of
millions of dollars, most of which
has been extorted from the people
by exorbitant charges, and who will
continue to extort that same tribute
in the future, should it succeed in
crushing out competition.
The formation of the Citizens'
Company is due alone to the fact
that the Hell Company was oppress
ing the people by excessive charges,
and were refusing to extend its lines
into communities entitled to tele
phone facilities, except upon condi
tions so burdensome as to practi
cally exclude the possibility of a
Consequently a few citizens band
ed themselves together for the pur
pose of operating a telephone system
at the lowest possible cost to its sub
scribers; about 75 persons began
this enterprise, but within the short
period of ten months they have
grown to over 2(K), and have con
tracts with a considerable number
of more persons to enter said com
pany in the near future.
It has practically covered the
town and, with a few exceptions,
the county, and the money is now
raised or nearly so to extend it to
all points not now covered.
It has saved to the citizens of the
county many thousands of dollars
in less than one year, and has piven
telephone facilities to almost three
times as many people as formerly
enjoyed such under the regime of the
Heil Co., and that, too, at a cost of
less than one third the price.
The actual cost of service is all
that the Citizens' Company collect
or can collect under its constitution.
No dividends can ever be declared
on its stock, and no monopoly can
ever buy or own its stock. It can
never be profitable or possible for
any designing person, or corpora
tion, to buy up its stock and operate
it for profit, for its stock can never
bear a dividend. The Citizens'
Company is purely a co-operative
concern, and fixes the rate to be
charged its subscribers and every
member has an equal voice in fixing
said rate, and no rate can ever be
fixed which is greater than the act
ual operating expenses.
The Hell Co., on the other hand,
is a corporation, organized for profit,
and in fixing its rate necessarily
takes into consideration the amount
of money invested and the amount
of stock upon which it must declare
dividends, over and above tne act
ual cost of operating the system. So
long as it had no competitor the
amount of dividends it declared was
limited alone by the greed of the
monopoly and the amount which
it could extort from its subscribers
without absolutely driving them
away. The Hell Co's motto is few
phones and a high price. The Citi
zens' motto, is many phones ana
Now sofa'1 as tne actual cost ot
operating a telephone system is con
cerned, the Citizens' Company can
operate it as cheaply as the Hell
Co., and as it has no interest to pay
on the money invested and no divi
dends to pay on its stock the ulti
mate result must be that the cost 01
the Citizens' Company to its sub
scribers will be less than the cost of
the Hell Co., to its subscribers.
Furthermore it is a fact that the
Hell Co's stock has been watered to
forty times its original par value,
and hence it must earn a dividend
forty times as great a the amount
necessary to pay a dividend on its
original stock. This money has
been and must continue to be extort
ed from its subscribers, and this too
in excess of the amount necessary
to pay the actual running expenses.
Therefore, should we be forced to
use the Hell Co., system, we must
pay, not only the running expenses,
hut also enough more to pny a divi
den on forty times the actual cost of
Hut the Hell Co., now proposes to
furnish service for cents per
month. What is this done for? How
long will this last?
It is acknowledged by tho repre
sentative of the Hell Co., who is
here from Y., that in running at
0 cts. per month the company is
runninir at a loss. Why then is it
running at a loss? The answer is
easy. Because it has a competitor
in tho Held ; because it desires to get
all the business away from this com
petitor, and thus force this com
petitor to abandon the business. No
proposition could be plainer.
After it has succeeded in driving
its competitor out of the field, will it
continue to charge only fo cts. per
month? Niy, verilyl It will then
make up all it has "lost during the
time it has been forced to run at a
cut rate. It will then with the
avidity of a monopoly, suck the life
blood of its victims.
But some one says it proposes to
make five-year contracts at 50 cts.
In the llrst place, we aonotneneve
that its agents are legally authorized
to make such contracts, although
they may pretend to have such
authority; and secondly, should
thev make such contracts, the com
pany could and would break them
as soon as it suited its convenience
to do so. We regard this proposition
as simply a bate to catch "suckers,"
and believe that every man who
bites at that hook will see, sooner or
later, that he has been duped into
assisting to strangle to death the
friend who alone can protect him
from the greed and oppression of a
monopoly, that greatest of all
enemies of the people.
We appeal to the people of Maury
County not to be duped into assist
ing to break down a home institu
tion which is fighting a foreign
monopoly, backed by boundless
wealth and instigated by measure
Don't Nealect lie Babies!
As the weather becomes warm
your babies will begin to suffer
more or less from bowel trou
bles. There is nothing else
j'ou can give them (except the
attention of a physician) that
will relieve them and keep
their stomach and bowels in
good condition as Alcorn's
Control ina. It is pleasant to
take and absolutely harmless.
is very prevalent at this sea
son of the year, and the best
and quickest relief for it is to
take a bottle of Alcorn's Cele
ry and Kola Compound.
AUK YOU HAYING CHILLS'
Alcorn's Chill Cure is guar
anteed to cure any case of chills
or money refunded.
Now is the time to treat rheu
matism, catarrh and all blood
troubles. Alcorn's Syrup of
Red Clover will put your blood
in good condition and relieve
If you are just getting up from
a spell of fever and need a good
tonic, you can get nothing that
will do you more good than
Alcorn's Elixir of Cod Liver
Always bring your prescrip
tions to us.
Don't forget that Hammar paint
only costs you $1.05 per gallon.
GEORGE S. ALCORN.
phone all these years, do not help
to destroy the friend who has come
and made it possible for you to have
one now. Remember that by wait
ing a little while longer the Citizens'
Company, which has already rescued
almost the entire county from the
grasp of this Octopus, will in a very
short time be able to rescue you also,
and will place you behind the power
of monopolistic greed.
The Citizens' Co. can not fail, for
its members are bound by solemn
promises to each other to stand to
gether, and so long as this is done,
it can operate an efficient and suc
cessful system. We are in the field
to stay. The Bell Co. can not crush
us out. Remember that this 60 cts.
proposition can not last always, and
when it ceases then it will cost the
subscribers of the Bell Co. much
more than it will the subscribers of
the Citizens' Co.
Do not "sell your birth-right for a
mess of pottage." Respectfully,
James A. Bmiskr.
Two high-headed, well made, all
round good looking gray horses,
quiet, steady pullers, between five
and eight years old, suitable for a
hearse team. Bring them to
It West & Nichols.
An Old Herald Wanted.
Sometime in the sixties, there was
published in the Herald an arti
cle entitled "The Only Man of
Whom Andrew Jackson was
Afraid." A liberal price will be
paid for this paper, or the article
referred to, if left at the Herald
Y-''-' k $3
Iq Buying Groceries
You will possibly want at
this season of the year Oat
Meal, Shredded Wheat, Maple
Syrup, Salad Dressing, Vege
tables, Strawberries, etc., etc.,
which you can get at our store
fresh and nice.
Orders for Ice
left at the store or handed to the
drivers of our delivery wagons
will have prompt attention.
Rock salt, for freezing crram
and sherbet, is the proper thing.
HORSES AM) JERSEYS.
Outte a Number of Kuril Sold at Kwell
The twenty-fourth annual sale of
trotting and pacing horses and Jer
sey cattle at Ewell Farm took place
tsixty-iour horses were sold at
prices ranging from if 10 to $.'!00, and
thirty-seven Jerseys, whose sale
augmented the pile in their owners
pockets from $20 to $200 each.
The horses sold aggregated the
sum of $5,550, an average of about
About 28 head ot Jerseys sold
above $50, aggregating about $2,800,
or an average of about $82.50.
Cleaning Out Sale of Plants.
Chrysanthemums, Coleus and
Verbenas at 20 cents per dozen.
Heliotropes and Cobiu Scandens
at SO cents per dozen.
Flowering Begonias and Abetilous
at 35 cents per dozen.
Other nlants in proportion. These
. prices given in order to reduce stock,
for the purpose of repairing green
houses. 'D. t:. Dortcii.
I II It fl 1 T AnlNun
W. Garni Drocern Go
OVER THE COUNTY
Cabinet photo8,$1.50doz.at Young's.
A Sunday-school will be organized
at Union, Sunday.
Dr. and Mrs. K. S. Howlett have
returned from a visit to New York.
Messrs. John Cecil and Russell
Estes have rented Primm springs for
Chinch-hugs are doing considera
ble damaire to wheat in some por
tions of thp county.
Call at the store and cet one of our
premium purchase tickets.
may28 2t W. J. Oakes.
Prof. Scott's school at McCain's
closed Monday night with ap
Col. J. W. 8. Ridley, who has been
sick for several days, we are glad to
M"s. Spencer, of Southport. had
the misfortune to fall recently and
break her arm and hip.
Mr. J. E. Brownlow, of Mt. Pleas
ant, after a visit to relatives in
Missouri, has returned home.
Mr. Jim Haley, of Southport, had
one of his feet badly mashed last
week by a horse stepping on it.
The Citizens Telephone Company
have finished setting the poles on
the line from Godwin to Theta.
For immediate orders, J. P. Street
& Co. will sell you the best binder
twine at o:,4 cents, spot cash, P3,
July 1st. It
Professor Webb, of Bell Buckle,
will lecture at Godwin Chapel to
morrow night. Free admission, and
the public invited.
Miss Mattie Jackson, of Mt.
Pleasant, returned Tuesday from
Jacksonville, Flu., where she had
spent the winter.
"Little Stranger's" letter from
Cranford Hollow, goes to the waste
busket because the writer's name
was not signed to it.
Rev. Mr. Park, of the Cumberland
Presbyterian University, will
occupy the pulpit of the C. P.
Church at Spring Hill during the
We t'uly regret to learn that Dr.
W. B. Sullivan, of the Sunnyside
neighborhood, has been greatly
troubled with his eyes lately, and
has nearly lost the use of one of
"Tip Top's" communication from
Enterprise goes to the waste basket,
because it has no other signature
than that. It was written on Her
ald paper and mailed in a Herald
envelope, but that is not a com
pliance with our rule. The real
name of the writer must be signed.
Mrs. Robinson died at her home
in the Southport neighborhood on
May IS), from injuries received sev
eral days before her death. At the
time of the accident she was gather
ing dead branches which had fallen
from soino trees, when a limb fell
and struck her in the hpad. inflict
ing injuries which resulted in her
Anticipating the large wheat crop,
we have purchased vessel room for
50,0(10 bushels wheat, July and Au
gust despatch, and will endeavor to
handle the wheat with the highest
City Grain & Feed Co.
The neighbors of Mr. Jack Howell,
deceased, who died at his home
near Southport recently, gathered
at the farm and fenced and planted
a corn crop for his little boy to culti
vate. This was a commendable act
on the part of the neighbors, and
shows a spirit of Christianity and
love. "But the greatest of these is
COM M EM1 EM EXT E X E RIISES.
Institute l'i'ltiniry DepurtiiiPiit.
A largo number of the school's
patrons and friends assembled at
the Institute last Friday evening at
8 o'clock, to witness the closimr
exercises of the primary and kind er
garten department. The following
program was rendered by the little
folks and was much enjoyed by all:
"Song of the Peter Rird"... .Chorus by
"THE FAMOUS 11AI1Y SHOW."
TheJiiduo Harnett lllne.
Company of "llov Hhies." .William
l'adirett, Tom Worthington, Henry
Shelton, John Shirley, John Diiiininii
ton Fleming, Edgar Manjrrum, Ber
nard Barker, George Williamson.
The Little Mothers.. .Mary Ella Karris,
Km in a Clare Moore, Louise Leneave,
Alma Barker, Nellie Pearl Heed, Mat
tie Williamson, Carrie Mitchell,
Emma Brown, Constance llussey,
Hnone Johnson, Marguerite Alcorn,
Minnie Frv, Amelia Worthington,
Nannie Kelley. Pearl Kins.
"To in m y," 1 teat! i n g William ( i iies
"She Might Flirt with others." Sonir.
John Uhea Shelton.
"Since Birdie Commenced her Delsarte."
Song Nannie Kelley.
"A Fellow Feeling." Heading.
"There are Things that Cannot be Ex
plained." Song Barnett Iline.
"TUB NATIONAL I'LAO DKII.L."
Commander in Chief .. Stephen Shoup,
England Euoia Frierson,
Scotland .Louise Brown.
Treland Cora Lee Jacobs.
France Annie Barrow.
Austria Libbie Tegarden.
Germany Estella Mcliouual.
Spain Josio Barker.
Italy Lida Franklin Brown.
IT. S. Army Irene McKennon.
U.S. Navy ... Mabel Holts.
Captain of the Army Willie Morgan.
Captain of the Navy . ...K. E. Jacobs.
Soldiers Uhea Shelton, Willie Flem
ing, Gillespie Moore, William Fry,
Sailors John Padgett, John Parham,
Stanley Johnson, James Burns.
The little people were all in cos
tume. The girls m quaint little
Kate Greenaway dresses of pink,
with white caps and pink roses, and
the boys in uniforms of soldiers and
sailors. The marches and drills
elicited frequent applause, and the
commanders-in-chief were the re
cipients of many well earned com
pliments. Mrs. Hine, the success
ful teacher of this department of the
Institute, was assisted by Miss Rosa
Barnett, who accompanied the va
rious numbers on the piano.
The commencement sermon will
be preached on Sunday next, May
30, in St. Peter's Church, by the Rev.
George H. Clare.
On Monday night May 31, at 8
All new and neat patterns,
which we will olfer at one
fourth less than regular price,
as we bought this lot very
cheap, and we will give our
customers the benefit of the
deal by offering this lot at
very low prices.
Ask to see our -ijc, 5c and (ic papers.
We have also added a new line of
We handle all kinds of Window
shades. Extra size shades order
ed very cheap.
Complete, all colors 20c.
Also 8, 10 12 foot, poles, all col
Full line of white-wash brush
es 8c, 10c, 15c, 24c to 4!)c each.
Also paint and varnish brushes,
all kinds cheap.
Fire screens 10c, 15c to 21c each.
Matches 8c dozen boxes.
Sixty clothes pins for 5c.
Large box blueing 3c,
two f jr 5c.
Two large bars good laundry
soap, for 5c.
Chair bottoms, all sizes 4c up.
Give us a call.
o'clock in the Study Hall, the an
nual musical recital will be given.
On Wednesday morning, June 2,
at 11 o'clock, the commencement
exercise will place in St. Peter's
Church, at which time the address
to the graduating class will be giv
en by the Rev. P. A. R driquez, and
the diplomas will be presented by
the Rt. Rev. II. N. Pierce, Bishop of
The art reception will take place
on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5
o'clock in the art room. Tho same
evening at 8 o'clock the music club
will give a final recital, being tho
second Wagner evening.
Columbia Public School.
The Columbia Public School will
give an operetta entitled "Prime.
Ferdinand and the Enchanted
Sword" at the Opera House on the
evening of Wednesday, June 2, and
the commencement exercises will be
held at the same place Thursday
morning, June 3, at 10 o'clock.
"Beechcroft" will have
menceinent exorcises on
day evening, June 2.
W. L. DouRlas
Shoes because they
are the best.
For sale by
McKennon, Anderson & Foster.
And dealers in nil kinds of Metalic,
Cloth and Wood Caket und Ch-jcs,
Iturial Kobes, etc. llodies embalmed
and prepared for shipment. Orders in
town or country promptly attended to
at all hours, day or night.
Elegant New Hearse
Oflice and Sample Room corner Sixth and Main Streets. Citizens' Telephone 4"-uiii.vjs
C. H. A. GERDING&CO,
Union Street, - - NASHYILLE TENN.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
ICE CREAM, CAKES, CANDIES,
Parties and Weddings supplied on
When in Nashville call and get a good
lunch for 2(1 cents.
f)r: W. M. MDDLE,
llOl.l'M HI A, T N N
Olliee: Corner High and Eighth Streets.
Ollice hours: 8 to 1(1 II to 4.
v eRt Seventh Street, Next to Methodist
Church, 007 'imhia, Tbnn.
Ml work and perlcct satisfaction guaranteed
Clkhk and Ma st Kit's Ofkick, )
Sallie Mayberry, Complainant, vs.
George' May berry, Defendant.
It appearing from allidavit filed in
this cause, that the defendant, (leorge
Mayberry, is a non-resident of the State
It is therefore ordered that he enter
his appearance herein, before or within
the first three days of the next term of
the Chancery Court, to be held at Colum
bia, on the first Monday in July next,
1.SU7, and plead, answer or demur to
complainant's bill, or the same will be
taken for confessed as to him and set
for hearing ex parte; and that a copy of
this order lie published for four consec
utive weeks in the Columbia Herald.
A Copy Attest:
A. N. AKIN, Clerk Master.
George W. Hayes, Sol'r for Compl't.
. Clkhk and Mastkk's Okfick, j
Columbia, May 2S, 1WI7.
C. Riddle, et. al., Complainant, vs.
Ethel Kitchey, et. al., Defendant.
It appearing from allidavit filed in
this cause, that the defendants, Ethel
Kitchey, Harry Kitchey and Lucy Ear
ley are non-residents of the State of
It is therefore ordered that they enter
their appearance herein, before tho
first Monday in July next, li7, and
plead, answer or demur to complain
ant's bill, or the same will be taken
for confessed as to them and set for hear
ing ex parte; and that a copy of this
order bo published for four consecutive
weeks in the Columbia Herald.
A copv attest :
A K. AKIN, Clerk and Master.
. W. Haves, (Sol'r for Compl't.
Wanted-An Idea I
Who can think
tiring to patent?
Protect ronr Mmh: ther mar brlnir you wealth,
Write JOHN WKDDEKUURN CO.. Patent Attor
neys. Washington, 1). C, for their $l,fi0 priio oiler
and list ot two hundred lureutloni wanted.
Tho Gtvlo Pit unit Wrr
could not be Improved for fp
II.... hi. kj lrl.- Mt .
W. L. Douglas $3.50, $4.00 and $5.00 Shoes are the
productions of skilled workmen, irom the best ma
terial possible to put into shoes sold at these prices.
We make also $2.50 and $2.25 shoes for men, and
$2.50, $2.00 and $1.75 for boys, and the W. U
Douglas $3.50 Police shoe, very suitable for
letter-earners, policemen and others having
much walking to do.
We are constantly adding new styles to our
already large variety, and tnere i no rea
son Why vim cannot be suited, so insist on
having V. L. Douglas 5 hoe from your
We use only the best Calf, Russia Calf
(all colors), I rench Patent Calf,
French Knanicl, Viol Kid, etc.,
graded to correspond with prices
of the shoes.
If dealer cannot supply you,
W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Mass.
r - xr ri
and careful drivers. Orders
respectfully solicited. Charges
If you have done without a tele-, tf