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THE COLUMBIA IIEItALT): FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1J7.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County
Oat of the County
Entered Rt the post-offlceat Columbia, Ten
nesee as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
HKMOIOV AXI) I'OI.ITirs.
While the church should ho kept
separate as a church from the state, the
principles of religion and morality
which it inculcates should he made
powerful in our political life, and could
be so made if the voters who are religi
ous would he consistently guided by
their professions in the 'discharge (if
their duty m citizens in election cam
paigns and at the polls. If the people
who believe in the teachings of the)
Hible and who profess to have pledged
themselves to the truths and admoni
tions of the Holy Hook, would use their
influence and their votes to promote
the purity of politics and the better
ment of government, there would eoine
a wonderful change in our country,
lint, as things now go, the saloon is
tremendously more influential in poli
tics than the'ehurch, and, what is still
more deploi able, the political agencies
which depend upon the aid of the
saloon ana all the demoralizing in
fluences which have unfortunately
proven to be most effective in elections,
count, with a confidence which is justi
fied by results, upon using a sullicietit
number of the best people in and out of
the churches for the furtherance of
political and party ends. It is only
necessary to put the party label on an
animated beer barrel to secure its elec
tion to oilice with the aid of the votes
of people w ho are theoretically the ad
vocates of all that is best and purest in
government. Nashville Manner.
The above reads very well. It is
sound logic and good morals. lint
between the Banner's preaching and
its editor's practice, there is a broad
chasm. The Manner lias for years
published goody-goody 'editorial
stuff about not voting for whiskey
heads and beer barrels, but when
put to the test, its editor voted and
used his influence with the whiskey
Mr. Baskette, the aforesaid editor,
is one of the Centennial ollicials,
and Ins a voice in its management.
The question was before the Legis
lature, asking to incorporate the
"Centennial City," for the purpose
the open and avowed purpose of
legalizing and licensing the selling
of intoxicating drinks. The Minis
ters' Alliance of Nashville called a
meeting and filed an open protest.
Then where did we find our friend
Gideon, the great moralist and pub
lic reformer? Working, writing,
speaking and voting for the licensed
The Banner's morals are sound
enough when criticising other peo
ples' saloons; but when the editor,
as one of the Centennial btock
holders, saw an opportunity for his
company to make some money out
of the saloon business, his good
morals "vanished like the unsub
stantial fabric of a dream."
Tim fight between the Citizens'
and the Hell Telephone Company,
was as easy and as decisive as the
war between the Turks and Greeks.
The Cumberland folks had easy sail
ing with their oO cent bait, until the
people found it was poisoned, then
they rose in their might and at the
first charge practically knocked the
monopoly out. The Citizens' is
gaining new recruits every day from
the Cumberland list. Twenty-five
or thirty Bells will be taken out on
the first of June, and their names
added to the Citizens' list. Not only
are we growing, but 90 per cent of
the list has signed for an eight year
war; that is, nil but three of theCiti
izen subscribers to whom the pa
per has been presented have 6igned
an agreement that for eight years
they will not take the Bell or allow
it to be put in their houses, or in any
way give aid or comfort to it. This
list is made up of (K) per cent of the
merchants of Columbia who use a
telephone, and the country people
who have seen the paper have read
ily signed it. Without this list, the
Bell Co., cannot win, for without
these names no phone is worth a
baubee as a business investment.
Next Monday week, the 7th day of
June, a mammoth mass meeting
will be held in the court house in
Columbia, to give everyone a chance
to show their colors and come outon
the peoples' side. Whether you are
a subscriber to either phone or not,
come to that meeting. Come to give
your presence ami endorsement.
Come and say that you are with
your people and against the monop
oly. The Cumberland boasts that
they have starved out every Citi
zens' Co., that has ever started.
Lots teach them, by our loyalty to
each other, that we can play the
starving game a little ourselves.
Lets teach these haughty plutocrats
and by this lesson lets encourage
the people of the country at large
that when they go too far in their
greed as they have done and re
volt comes and the people are once
aroused, they are irresistible in their
strength and mighty in their etTorts.
Lots keep up the fight, and stand
loyally together, and win for Maury
County the proud distinction of
winning the fight against a soulless,
greedy, powerful, rich corporation.
Of course the management of the
Tennessee Centennial and Interna
tional Exposition, etc., are very
sorry that their guards and some of
their guests soldiers of the Ken
tucky Legion, on Kentucky day
should have a disagreement ani a
disgraceful knock down and drag
out fight. Of course the aforesaid
management of the aforesaid great
est and biggest and loveliest 6how
on earth, are deeply mortified that
such thing should occur, lint who
is primarily responsible? Who, if
not the management themselves?
Did they not incorporate the fair
Centennial City, for the very pur
pose of legalizing and licensing sa
loons? Did they not Invite the boy
soldiers to come there, and eat,
drink and be merry; and do they
suppose that a soldier boy from
Kentucky, with intoxication drinks
at his very nose, will keep duly so
ber, quiet and sedate? What are the
saloons there for but to bo patro
nized, and whoever heard of saloons
without drunkenness? The manage
ment themselves are responsible,
and they need not attempt to shift
the blame upon the soldier or the
guard who struck the first blow.
The management invited just such
scenes and disturbances, when they
voted to license the saloon. They
are getting no more than they should
have expected, and no more than'
they deserve. Whenever they are
"mortified" and "sorry" enough to
abolish the saloon, then they may
hope for good order.
Since the wave of prosperity they
predicted has not waved worth a
cent; and since the dissatisfaction
and impatience with McKinley's
administration is daily growing
more pronounced, and the slump
from their ranks more apparent
the gold bug organs are beginning
to take counsel among themselves
how they may rally their forces.
They seize upon every opportunity
to declare that the Democratic party
must be united, but that they will
neither "come back" nor be "taken
back" by the "Popocratic" wing of
the party. They are the pure stuff,
they claim, and they resent the idea
that they have ever deserted the
ranks of the true Democracy.
"They will not humbly confess
themselves deserters," says Gideon,
the Ishmaelite, of the Nashville
Banner. We beg to suggest that
they need not confess themselves at
all, unless they like. The "Popo
crats," as they choose to term the
Bryan Democracy, are not worrying
about their confession, In the least.
The leven is working entirely to the
satisfaction of the Democrats, with
out any confession from the desert
ers. The people trusted and were
decieved in the results to come from
the last election. They rarely make
the same mistake twice in succes
sion. Cleveland was a load Demo
cracy could neither shake oil nor
carry in the Inst race. Believed of
that weight, Bryan would have won
before. In the last campaign the
Republicans had the broken prom
ises of theCleveland administration
to auger the people with. In the
next campaign, the Democrats will
have the robber tariif of the Dingley
bill, the broken promises of the
McKinley administration, the stag
nation of business and the enforced
idleness of the people, to cry aloud
for a change, and that change will
come just as certain as that truth
and justice shall prevail; and
whether the Nashville Banner, with
its miserably misguided and con
temptibly small following "confess"
themselves at all or not, is a matter
of little or no concern.
A recent statement of the Maury
National Bank to the Comptroller,
showing tho earnings of the Bank,
shows that this institution has made
about GO ", on its capital stock, over
and above all expenses, since its
organization ; or an average of 15 y
per year. This showing ought cer
taintly to give confidence to the
most skeptical; and every man,
whether he has much or little,
ought, for his own convenience and
for the upholding of his community,
to keep a bank account. The Maury
National's latest statement is in this
The Dickson Home-Enterprise
says: "Judge Grigsby will be Ten
nessee's next Governor, unless the
Democracy of the Seventh Congres
sional District forces him to Con
gress." In order to spare the Judge
any embarrassment, we think this
district may be persuaded to excuse
him from the Congressional stake,
since it is already quite full enough
to be entertaining.
Reward for Stray Mule.
Strayed from my residence in the
Ben neighborhood, six miles West
of Columbia, one bay horse mule,
four years old, 11 hands 3 inches
high unbranded. Will pay liberal
reward for his return, or informa
tion leading to his recovery.
It B. F. Fly.
Attention Potato Men!
Don't fail to call on or telephone
the old reliable cooper before buying
vour potato barrels. Stock guar
anteed. W. F. Wilson it Co.
Citizens' 'phone M. mayll-4t.
Bell 'phone 01.
IHMYDIKS AT T1IK EXPOSITION.
Knock Down unci Itrair Out Flight l!e
turen (ill mil ami Suhln'iK.
A serious clash between the Cen
tennial guards and a part of the
visiting Kentucky Legion occurred
Tuesday night at the Centennial.
Sabres, clubs, iron piping and sticks
were the implements of war, and for
awhile the ground in front of the
"Streets of Cairo" presented a
The cause of the difficulty was
drunkenness and rowdyism upon
the part of some of the soldiers.
Members of the Legion, prior to
their departure, resolved on having
a jolly time seeing the sights of the
Exposition, and in nnv other wnv
them, to begin with, drank very
freely. About 8 o-lock in the eve
ning they armed themselves with
laths three feet long, which they
carried as guns or swords as the
fancy suited them.
The first fun they had was chasing
the alleged farmer, who is "made
up" for certain advertising purposes.
I hey created considerable distur
bance, worried the supposed farmer
and obstructed the passage way of
visitors here and ran over visitors
there. Having concluded the fun
with the farmer, they looked for other
fields, and stopped before the Big
Tree, where the actors were giving a
free entertainment. The boys began
assaulting the actors, when F. A.
Jones, a guard, interfered. Then
began the tug of war and for awhile
a free-for-all battle ensued. When
the fight was over and peace re
stored it was found that seven
soldiers were badly cut and bruised
and one or two guards slightly in
jured. Jones, the guard who requested
the soldiers to desist from interfer
ing with the free show, came out of
the battle with a cut on his head,
several bruises, a mashed hat and
torn and dusty clothes.
The soldiers were in bad shape.
Klein of G company and Robertson
of D company were the most in
jured. The skull of one was frac
tured and the other "had his arm
nearly cut off. Four men are dan
gerously wounded, three men are in
a 6erious condition and five more
were placed in the hospital with
minor wounds of various kinds.
The wounded men were taken to
While the battle was in progress,
some of the boys hastened to camp
for reinforcements, and they came
on the double quick with muskets,
ball cartridges and fixed bayonets.
Another battle far more serious
than the first was emminent.
Just at the time when it appeared
that trouble was about to commence,
Col. Castleman of the Legion and
Capt. Curry of the Guards appeared.
Ouiek action on the part of the
officers prevented further bloodshed
It was nearly 11 o'clock when the
members of the Legion who could
walk marched up to the train to the
tune of "Old Kentucky Home."
the wounded were .hauled it
Interesting Mcptliii; t Monresvillo
Lynnville the Next I'lact.
Moohesville, May 21. The Co
lumbia District Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, Soutl
which closed its labors at this place
Saturday, was an interesting session.
Thursday was the opening day,
and conference convened with
Presiding Elder Stewart in the
chair, and T. E. Daly, of Pulaski, as
Secretary. The programme for Sun
day-school Day was opened with a
short talk by Presiding Elder J. R
Stewart, proceeding with reports of
Sunday-schools, all of which made
excellent showings, and in many in
stances was noted considerable
Friday's session was devoted
wholly to pastoral reports, which
showed gratifying conditions in al
most every charge, with good re
sults from thriving Epworth
Leagues and many missionary socie
ties doing good work. J. A. Bostick.
J. I). Reed and J. C. Nelson were
made Committee on ( uirterly Con
ference Records, while Revs. J. R.
Stewart and C. E. Hedges and Dr.
Orr were put on the Committee on
Pastorial reports continued
through the morning session Satur
day, when the Epworth League
question was discussed by Dr. D. C.
Kelley and others. In the after
noon renewals of license were grunt
ed to II. M. Harwell, T. P Cosby.
Lem R. Long, Emile Roth, E. P.
Anderson, W. A. Stowd, W. H. Gil
bert, E. L. Judkins, and W. A.
Carver. Licenses to preach were
unanimously granted to John W.
Durrett, J. A. Molloy and S. S. Hun
ter. The following were elected dele
gates to the annual conference: T.
E. Daly, Dr. R. A. Orr, J. A. lips
tick and Ed. Atkins, John I). Reed
and J. H. Stevenson as alternates.
Lynnville was unanimously chosen
as the next place of holding the Dis
Bishop Wilson delivered masterly
sermons each day, and on Sunday
was greeted by an unusually large
For Fine Footwear.
West Seventh Street.
Bishop Quintard preached 'in the
Episcopal Church Sunday morning.
The State Conference of Epworth
League convenes in Nashville, June
Rev. R. Lin Cave, of Nashville,
has been called to a Louisville
Children's Day will be observed in
the Methodist Church. South Co
lumbia, next Sunday night.
Yesterday was Ascension Day, and
the occasion was celebrated with
services in the Episcopal Church.
Preaching in the Catholic church
next Sunday morning at 10:30
o'clock by Rev. D. W. Ellard.
Everybody invited to attend.
Rev. W. C. C. Foster, of Corners-
ville, will preach at Zion Church
next Sunday, and collection will be
taken for the Cornersville Presby-
Rev. F. W. Smith, of Franklin, be
gan a series of revival services at
the Christian Church last Sunday
morning. Services held each even
ing at 7:4"), and everyone is invited
Bishop Wilson, who held the an
nual Conference at Mooresville last
week, stopped over in Columbia Sun
day night and preached at the First
Methodist church. His sermon was
much enjoyed by the large congre
gation in attendance.
Rev. F. J. Tyler, of Alabama, will
begin a series of meetings in the
Main Street Cumberland Presby
terian Church next Sunday morn
ing at 11 o'clock, to which all are
D. T. Waynick, Pastor.
Rev. T. E. Hudson will, by special
request, preach at Pleasant Mount
next Sunday morning and evening
(5th Sunday). Two weeks aero he
preached on "Home Mission," and
received the largest contribution
ever before given by that congrega
The Men's Noon-day Prayer-meeting
is being conducted this week by
Mr. W. B. Dobbins. The noticeable
feature of this week is the increased
attendance of men from the country,
and it is very gratifying to note that
the interest is in this way spread
ing. The services begin promptly
at 12 and close at 12:15. These ser
vices are not intended for professed
christians only, but all who will
Children's day exercises were held
in the First Methodist Church last
Sunday morning. The program con
sisted of songs, recitations, etc., and
was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Mr.
L. B. Hughes made an interesting
talk on "The Sunday-school," and
Mr. H. P. Figuers addressed the con
gregation on the subject of "Mis
sions." Master Oscar Church, of the
Joe Ramsey Junior League, also
made a nice little talk about "Ep
worth Leagues. "
A ttenl Ion Kixleavnrers.
The Endeavor Societies in the
bounds of the Richland Presbytery
of the C. P Church, are hereby call
ed on to send delegates to a conven
tion to be held at McCain's Church,
eitrht miles South of Columbia, be
ginning Friday night, July 2, 18U7,
for the purpose of organizing a Pres
bvterial Union, as per order of the
last Presbytery. We hope that
every Cumberland Presbyterian
Society will be represented, and let
us make this, the one hundred and
twenty-first anniversary of our
American Independence, memor
able an account of a g'and for
ward movement along the lines of
Endeavor work. A suitable pro
gram will be arranged and published
soon. Let all our Endeavorers go to
talking up the convention, and le
as many come as can.
W. T. Dale, Chairman,
Carter's Creek, Tenn.
The KiiiK'o IaUKliter
At the convocation of the Order of
King's Daughters in Nashville last
Saturday, an excellent report from
the Columbia Circle, was made,
which in part was as follows:
"Columbia Circle of the King's
Daughters comes to us with a beau
tiful report. It was organized in
bs!S with a Circle of ten. Now they
number sixty-three and have ex
pended in their work sf2,K(i0.r.. Their
principal work lies among the poor.
They have established a most thriv
ing Industrial School of sixty-three
children, teaching them a variety of
line needle work and many things
which a child ought to "know and
believe to his soul's health." In
connection with tho school they
give an annual Xmas tree and pic
nic. This Circle has been instru
mental in organizing ten other chap
ters, one in a seaport town in far
away Maine, which has done great
service T. II. N. among the sailors
am! their families.
"A railroad man, from New York,
passing through Columbia, was
crushed beneath the cars at the sta
tion. The King's Daughters went
to his assistance and did all that hu
man hands could do to relieve his
sufferings. He lived a week and,
when his poor crushed body was put
in the casket, they laid tl nvers about
jt, that, when his m ther, in her dis-
FIGlennon, Anderson Foster,
We sell goods for cash only, but sell them very lon
jBeginning next Tuesday, June i, our store will close at
6:15 p. m., Saturday's excepted.
Our purchases made at the great St. Louis salvage sale
seem to have been "side-tracked," but the management of
the sale assures us that the goods have been shipped, and
)ou'd better see the next issue ot the IIi:kald for particulars.
Yesterday we received another lot of those ELEGANT
FRENCH PRINTED GRENADINES, in beautiful
tloral designs, light and dark grounds. We have the word
of a reputable firm of New York importers, that these goods
have sold in New York this season at joe the yard. We
again make the price on this lot, 20c the yard.
we'll celebrate the last day of
of merchandise at prices that should insure their rapid dis
tribution. Womens $1.50 and $1.00 Shirt Waists at
39c each. Only 62 of them, sizes 32 to 38, made of line
penangs, lawns, etc. To be sure we bought them late last
season, and the sleeves are not cut according to present re
quirements, but its an easy matter to change them. SVext
Monday jqc each.
Seven Hundred Yards
striped, in live diiTerent styles, and the ordinarily good I2?,c
quality. Monday, 6 i-2c the yard.
Ladies' Night Dresses at
Two styles, made of good
style low neck, the other high, both nice
ly trimmed with insertion, and one style
has cambric rullles. Value,
Monday, Jjc each.
Thirty-seven pairs of
M isses Kid Oxfords. The
heavy and strong, and maybe
too much so for the girls. Prices were $1.50 and $1.75.
Sizes are: one 8l, eight 9, two 9I, six 10, four 12, four izh,
three 13, four 13, two 1, one i, and two 2. No 10 1-2,
11, nor 11 1-2 in the lot. Monday ) s price, 50c the pair.
Twenty-eight pairs of Men's Shoes, last of lots that
we want to be rid of. Prices were $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00
a pair. Sizes are: one 6, one 7, seven 8, nine 8, four 9,
four 10, and two 11. Monday, $1.50 a pair.
No use for you to look dowdy and stringy in your clothes
like some people do. Come here and see. Try on a suit
here. No obligation to buy it; even if you do buy it and
change your mind, we'll give your money back. We've
got confidence in our clothes or we would'nt say this. Boys'
or Men's. All the hot weather shirts and fixings too.
If you see it in our ad.
Mention, Anderson & Foster.
tant home, came to look for the last
time on the face of her son, she
might see that tender hands had
ministered to him. She aftewards
wrote how it had comforted her to
know that her son had died in the
faith of Jesus and that he had been
so tenderly cared for. An orphan,
a deaf mute, has been adopted by
this circle. They have sent him to
the Knoxville school for mutes since
I8D1, keep him well supplieg with
clothing and each summer send for
him and pay his board in a chris
tian family in th country."
To All Wheat Raisers!
The Columbia Mill & Elevator Co.
(having come into possession of
the Flouring Mill and Elevator of
the old McLcmore Milling C.) will
maintain the past reputation of this
company, of paying producers the
highest market price for wheat,
delivered at the Elevator, or loaded
on cars at any station. With our
new machinery wo will have a
grinding capacity of 40,(l0 bushels
per month our'Elevator will hold
loO thousand bushels, so we feel
fully able to handle all wheat offered
and are altray on the market for
same. Citizens' 'phono 00 Hell fil.
Mr. J. O. Dockery, of Santa Fe,
and Miss Ella Hood, of Columbia,
were united in marriage by Elder
James Harris on the bridge at God
win last Sunday afternoon. Both
parties are well known and have the
best wishes of their friends.
Gordon Mi' Ken mm.
The residence of Esquire E. D.
Looney. on the Pulaski pike, was
the scene of an impromptu wedding
last Saturday evening, shortly after
8 o'clock. Tho contracting parties
were Mr. Matthews Gordon and
Miss Lena McKennon, and the mar
riage ceremony was said by Esquire
Looney, in his usually impressive
manner. As the affair was carried
out on the gretna-green plan, there
were only a few intimate friends in
attendance. The bride is the daugh
ter of Mr. V. E. McKennon; she is
beautiful, bewitching and graceful,
and has been much admired. The
groom is the son of Mr.T. E.Gordon,
and resides with his parents in the
Hurricane Switch neighborhood.
The Hkralu extends to Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon its best wishes for their
May by olfering you live lots
of white P. K., figured and
kid is very
rrpjiariiig For 1 ho Wheat Harvest.
The Columbia Mill & Elevator
Co. have received a car load of new
machinery from the Edw. P. Allis
Co., of Milwaukee. This was rushed
through by fast freight, and a large
force of mill-wrights go to work
immediately to put in the "Univer
sal Bolter" system, in time for the
coming harvest. We understand
these" improvements also increase
the output of the mill.
Garwood'sSarsaparilia tor 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 poods.
We offer special HA IK JAINS for
this week :
Men's all wool suits from $:.0i)
Boys' long pant suits from
Boys' knee pant suits from 0o
Men's jeans pants from .Vic
Boys' knee pants from l"c
Men's Tan or Black Shoes from . . . !'"o
Come anil price our goods before
you buy. We can save you at least
i" per cent by buying your
Clothes, Shoes and Hats froiiii
Star Clol&inr tee.
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