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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1!7.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
8UB8CI PRTION HATES!
In the County
Out of the County..
Entered at the post-office at Columbia, Ten
nessee as Rccond-chiss mail matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
Thk Southern Telephone Co., nn
independent line organized to flffht
the Pel monopoly, has been organ
ized in Nashville.
The "Palace of All Nations" was
completed and opened at the Nash
ville Exposition last Saturday. At
the conclusion of President Thomas'
speech, we are told by the Nash
ville papers that "champagne flowed
freely," and that it was served "by
four lovely girls, gowned in pink."
And this is the sort of "education"
some very religious people condemn
the Hf.rai.d for not endorsing.
And this sort of inconsistency among
professed christian people, is what
keeps God's Word from doing its
DEATH'S HA It VEST.
The University of Tennessee has
honored itself aud complimented
Dr. I). C. Kelley by conferring upon
him the degree of L. L. I).
Tin: Democrats of Kentucky met
in state convention last Wednes
day, to nominate a candidate for
Clerk of the Appellate Court. With
only one tlissentinff voice the con
vention endorsed Wm. J. Bryan and
the Chicago platform.
Act'oitnixo to Mr. Dunn & Co.,
the people are suffering from
financial hypochondria; they have
lots of money and are doing plenty of
business, if they only knew it. Now
if Mr. Dunn would only give us
something to cure the hypochon
dria. Th eke seems to be reasonable
ground for hope that the Illinois
Central Railroad will purchase the
Ohio Valley Railroad now reach
ing from Henderson to Hopkins
ville, Ky., and from there will make
its way to Nashville, giving compe
tition to the L. it N. When that is
done Columbia should build an in
dependent line to Nashville, to get
the benefit of that competition.
The Sun is doing a yoeman's
vice for Nashville, in exposing
manner in which the rich corpora
tions of that city avoid paying taxes.
It handles all these public corpora
tions, without fear, partiality or
favor, and convicts each and every
one of them. To down a rich mo
nopoly is a hard task and a long one,
but if the Sun will keep the light
turned on, and keep turning it on,
the people will awake to their own
interests some of these days, and
when they do they will buy In all
these public robbers, and pay their
stockholders and bond owners in
back tax receipts.
Mr). A. (i. nnil.uiw.ni.
A. O. Williamson, wife of
.). T. Williamson, departed
this life at her residence, corner
Garden and Eighth streets, last
Saturday, May 2'.), at 2:15 a.m., after
an illness of long duration. The
funeral services were conducted at
the First Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, Sunday at 8 o'clock, by
Revs. W. A. l'rovine and F. 1$.
Webb, and the remains were laid to
rest in Rose Hill Cemetery. In
early womanhood Mrs. Williamson
embraced the faith taught in the
Scriptures, united herself with the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
and died in the hope which her
religion inspired. I5y her death the
strong, tender ties which bound wife
and husband and mother and chil
dren together in the sweetest rela
tions of human life were sundered,
and a pure, unblemished life was
gathered into the garner of God.
Deceased leaves a husband.and four
children, who in their deep bereave
ment, have the sympathy of the
Aline, the eighteen-months-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ('barley
Baker, of Bear Creek, died Wednes
day evening, June 2, at 7 o'clock.
The funeral services were conduc
ted yesterday afternoon at Mt.
Olivet by Rev. Mr. Nolen, assisted
by Revs. W. R. Mclvennon and A. L.
Davis, and the remains were inter
red in Rose Hill Cemetery. The be
reaved parents have the sympathy
of their many friends.
We are right proud of the patriots
of Maury County. They are stand
ing by their people with a unanimity
rarely equalled. Not only are they
refusing to accept the 50 cent bait,
but they wont have the Bell even as
a gift. In several Instances the Bell
solicitor has begged the favor of
putting in a phone free, but to be
met with a stern refusal. Men who
want a telephone, need a telephone,
and are willing to pay a reasonable
price for one, are patiently waiting
for the Citizens' to reach them,
rather than to even temporarily ac
cept the Bell as a gift. It speaks
well for the patriotism, the spirit
and the manhood of the county.
Home institutions, organized not for
profit but for self-protection, don't
"starve" in sucli a community as
OrR neighbors are catching on.
In our sister city of Pulaski, recent
ly, in the good county of Giles, a
conferance among a few business
men was held. As a result of that
conferance, one of the number went
to the Cumberland Telephone mo
nopoly and said ; "you have a war
on your hands in the county of
Maury, and as a result of that war
you are giving certain rates. We
know you cannot live at those rates,
and we will not ask them. But
there are certain concessions we de
mand. Will you give us what we
ask, or shall we declare war as the
Columbia folks have had to do."
"(Jive us a few days time," was the
reply. Time was granted and so
wero the concessions. We are help
ing our neighbors, therefore, as well
as ourselves, by resisting the Bel)
Telephone hold up.
Aikh'T the death of George Sage,
who died last week in the poor house
of Wall county, 111., there hangs a
tale of pathos and sadness. He was
a son ot J'.n.ure .age, wno some
time ago borrowed $."0 from his
uncle Russell Sage, the multi
millionaire, giving therefor as a
security a mortgage on his home.
In their elTorts to pay back the
money, Elizure Sage and his wife
were almost at the verge of starva
tion, and finally it was resolved to
send George, hopelessly ill with
consumption, to the poor-house,
where lie could receive medical
attention, free of charge, and in or
der that they might save money to
pay their rich relative. The mort
gage was raid a few days ago. and
George, who had worried a great
deal over the matter, died Thursday.
Russell, the millionaire uncle, still
lives, though U is thought his heart
is frozen. After death, when he
lifts up his eyes and begs for a drop
of water, that frozen heart will
doubtless be thawed.
In the death Mr. James Williams,
near Mt. Pleasant last week, Maury
County lost perhaps its oldest citi
zen. He was 94 years, 0 months and
21 days old, and for three quarters
of a century had been a member of
the Methodist church.
'The infant child of Mr. and Mrs
Sam Holdcomb died at the home of
its parents near Andrews, Wednes
day night, and was buried yester
Into the Harbor .V Tribute.
The ebb of our beautiful Spring
tide carried out with it another life
very dear to a large circle ot friends
and loved ones. After many months
of weary waiting and suffering, a
soul has weighed anchor and has
been borne gently out into the blue
deep of peace snd rest. A devoted
husband and loving children to-day
feel the burden of her missed pres
ence, but the "come ye blessed or the
Father" that called her away, has
already become, the "enter ye the
joy of thy Lord," and since "He
giveth his beloved sleep" ours it is
to feel how divinely comforting to
know, that she was "for such
On Saturday morn. May 20th, at
2:15 o'clock at the residence of Mai.
J. T. Williamson, there ended the
earthly life of a faithful wife and
loving mother. Mrs. A. Goodo Wil
liamson, a native or lrginia, was
descended of one of the South's old
families, iter maiuen name was
Bugg; she was united in marriage
with John T. Williamson in Char
lotte Co., Va., in June, lH(il), with
whom she has shared toe blessings
that crown a happily wedded life
For some months she has suffered
the many afflictions that accompany
declining health, all of which she
has borne in uncomplaining patience
and Christian fortitude. A life-time
church member, she has experienced
and shown forth the many graces of
which she was the recipient, and
beautiful mother's life is left as the
sacred treasure in the hearts of bus
band and children. Extremely re
tiring in disposition and living for
home and family, the influence of
her lifo is not to ho figured in any
symbol of outward display or
gorgeous coloring. We find a more
fitting representative for it in the
hidden violet, or the modest evening
star that shows itself when other
brilliants lnve left the world to
The memory service held in tho
first Cumberland Presbyterian
Church at 3 o clock Sunday after
noon was in perfect accord in its
riuiet simplicity to the lifo that had
"Asleep in Jesus," "Rest for the
Weary," a favorite psalm, a prayer
Tor sorrowing ones composed th
tribute that a large concourse i
sympathizing friends laid on the
sacred altar. A committal of the
casket to its bed of flowers in Rose
Hill, midst "God be With You Till
we Meet Again," ended the sad
hour. This service was concludt
bv her pastor, Rev. W. A. Provine
assisted by Rev. F. B. Webb of the
Kirt. l'rpshvteri.'in (liiireb.
From past experience we hav
failed to realize any benefits from
the old custom of receiving grain on
deposit at our mills to be paid for in
the tuture at a given amount of its
products per bushel.
Therefore we are compelled to
abandon the old practice. We oiler
in the future to receive wheat and
corn from our friends who wish to
deposit with us. Their grain at the
market price when received and pay
for the same in flour, bran and meal
at the wholesale price when taken
The above in no way will effect
the general rules of exchange. Will
be glad to serve you in this way
giving flour and meal in exchange
for grain immediately on delivery
CoM'MHIA JI1M.& El EVATOR Co.
Ashtox Bros. mav21 4t
WAR AGAINST MONOPOLIES.
Now that the fight is on by the
citizens of this county to meet the
unprincipled fight that the Bell
Telephone Company is and has been
making on the Citizens' Company
a company organized and controlled
by and for the citizensof this county
and city, T deem it but right and
fair that a few facts should be pre
sented to the public, concerning the
fight that the Guardian Insurance
Company has made against the
efforts of all other companies in
their combined character of a
Soon after the Guardian Insurance
Company began operating in this
county, every insurance agent in
Columbia wrote the companies
which they represented, asking per
mission tocut tli rate of insurance
in order to drive out this friend of
the people, and their only compe
titor, The Guardian, and thereby
be able to maintain a higher rate of
nsurance than had ever before been
barged by any of them.
In this their etTorts were similar
to those of the Bell Telephone Co.;
that is. "lets make our capital op
press the people, and ruin any offort
that can be made for their relief."
iut the Guardian Insurance Com-
any like the Citizens' Telephone
Company is still in the fight, and
proposes to stay; and if the patiotic
pint ot the citizens or this county
can but conceive of the many traps,
and of the unfounded slanders that
have been cast upon this company,
who has been their friend, and who
has been the instrument of saving
the people of this county hundred.'
of dollars, aggregating the sum of
$500,000 in the State of Tennessee in
two years just past, I can but feel
they will with one accord, rally to
its banner, and make it what the
Southern Mutual Insurance Com
pany has been to the State of Geor
gia: that company having repaid to
the people of Georgia an average of
(52 1 .j cents on every dollar they had
paid in premiums, for the past lu
years, thus Keeping the money in
their own state and not letting it fall
into the hands of Eastern capitalists.
Now let me urge that every citi
zen who feels an interest in the suc
cess of home industries, and who
prizes his own state, its people and
its good, to lend a hand to tins com
pany in its fight, and not be tempted
by delusive snares of other com
panies and "the Board," into chas-
ng something which when caught
proves only a soap ouuole that
bursts and is gone.
A POLICY HOLDER.
OVER THE COUNTY
Cabinet photos,$1.50doz.at Young's.
Charley Cyrus, of Texas.' is visit
ing his old friends in Maury.
Mrs. Lovic Loftin and children
have returned from a visit to Nash
ville. Call at the store and get one of our
premium purchase tickets.
may28 2t W. J. Oakes.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Roberts
have been visiting the family of A.
P. Roberts for several days past.
Mr. B. F. Fly, who advertised in
the Herald for a lost mule last
week, found the animal Friday.
For immediate orders, J. P. Street
& Co. will sell you the best binder
twine at fj3 cents, spot cash,
July 1st. It
This has been a fine week for har
vesting the clover, and many there
be who have profited thereby.
Nearly all tho clover has been cut.
Mr. G. Whit Russell, of the 14th
district, has a curious tree of the
Japanese mulberry variety. The
tree is about 20 feet high, and is lit
erally covered with berries the size
of small blackberries.
Farmers have no time for play
now. Plowing orn and cutting
clover this week. Next week or the
week following the wheat and oats
will be ready; then comes the pota
toes. The outlook is good for a fine
Anticipating the large wheat crop,
we have purchased vessel room for
50,000 bushels wheat, July and Au
gust despatch, and will endeavor to
handle the wheat with the highest
tf City Graix & Feed Co.
Mrs. W. N. Porter of Cisco, Texas ,
and her father, Dr. J. W. Sharber,
are visiting friends in the Spring
Hill neighborhood. Dr. Sharber's
many friends at this his old home,
will be glad learn that time deals
gently with him, and that he still
enjoys good health.
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.
HGennon, Anderson Foster.
We sell goods for cash only, but sell them very lov..
A June Harvest of Rare Ripe Bargains.
Bargains in the sense that the word was intended to
be used. The much abused use of the word "bargains"
would prevent us from using it, if we knew of another word
to take its place. Beginning
Next Monday Morning, June 7.
Bargains from the great St
To All Wheat Kaisers!
The Columbia Mill & Elevator Co.
(having come into possession of
the Flouring Mill and Elevator of
the old McLemore Milling Co.) will
maintain the past reputation of this
company, of paying producers the
highest market price lor wneat,
delivered at the Elevator, or loaded
on cars at any station. With our
new machinery we will have a
grinding capacity of 40,000 bushels
per month our Elevator will hold
lo0 thousand bushels, so we feel
fully able to handle all wheat offered
and are always on the market for
same. Citizens' 'phone (50 Bell 61.
Daughters of the Confederacy.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
will meet with the President, Mrs.
8. G. Dunnington, Saturday, June 5,
at four o'clock. A full attendance
Mrs. N. B. Shepard, Sec'y.
Notice to the Public!
Henry Gross has decided to put in
a first-class line of fine clothing, and
the first big lot will arrive to-day,
ready for inspection Saturday morn
ing. Prices lower than ever known
for first-class goods. Next door to
James Bros' jewelry store. It
What Hell Is.
An amusing conversation was held
through the telephone some time
aro between a correspondent of the
New York World and the Rev. Dr.
Newman Smyth, of New Haven.
The reporter wanted a fifty-word in
terview on "Hell" for the Sunday
edition of his paper. He wanted it
bright and terse, and ho got it.
"Hell, in my opinion," said Dr.
Smyth, "is the place where the Sun
day edition of that paper should be
published and circulated."
The Columbia Mill & Elevator
Co., are prepared to handle all the
wheat offered at harvest-time, for
which they expect to pay the high
est market price. Be certain to see
or telephone them. may 28 2t.
Miss Louise Guest, the little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Guest, entertained a number of her
friends on Thursday afternoon of
last week, from 3 to 5 o'clock, the
occasion being the anniversary of
her ninth birthday. All kinds of
games were indulged in and nice
refreshments were served, the tables
being beautifully decorated in
daisies. Those who had the good
fortune to be present were: Misses
Antionette Webb, Inez Kelley, Mary
Williams, Louise and Nell Chaffln,
Nannie Kelley, Mary Pillow, Vir
ginia Webb, Nettie May Ruttle,
Annie Winegartner, Olive Dobbins
and Louise Guest; Masters Roy
Knight, Robt. Pillow, Elmer Woot
en, Clinton Whitthorne and Edward
A large number of young people
were pleasantly entertained at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Lips
comb, on South Main 6treet, last
Friday evening. Interesting games
were indulged in and dainty re
freshments were served.
Tuesday evening the faculty of the
Institute gave a complimentary
dance to the graduating class, which,
notwithstanding a feeling of sadness
which all felt at the approaching
reparations, was greatly enjoyed by
The young men gave a German at
the Institute last night complimen
tary to a number of young ladies
who are visiting in Columbia at
present. Music was furnished by
Charley's Italian band, from Nash
ville, and the occasion was one of
greatest pleasure to all.
Attention Potato Men!
Don't fail to call on or telephone
the old reliable cooper before buying
your potato barrels. Stock guar
anteed. W. F. Wilsox & Co.
Citizens' 'phone 00. mayl4-4t.
Bell 'phone (51.
A country dentist out West adver
tises that he "spares no pains."
"My good man, do you ever do
anything to bring light and purity
into the home of your fellow-men?"
"You distribute tracts?"
"No ; I cleans windows and beats
"Some men," said Uncle Eben,
"kin train er dog ter do anyt'ing
dey tells 'ini, an 'at de same time
raise de mos' disobjintest chillun
in de neighborhood." Washington
Teacher. "What animal is satis
fied with t he least amount of nour
ishment?" Charlie. "The moth."
Teachf r. Tho moth; oh no, the
moth is a most voracious animal."
Charlie "But it only eats holes."
Hot weather is upon us now, and
I have opened up my ice depot, on
South Main street, near the Guest
House, where I would be pleased to
have my friends leave their orders.
Ice delivered to anv part of the citv.
It H. M. (Jc est."
On last Saturday afternoon a most
enjoyable croquet party was given
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W
J. Nesbitt, near Dark's Mill, in
honor of their nieca, Miss Ada Nes
bitt, of Nashville. Fifteen couples
wero in attendance, and all enjoyed
themselves abundantly tor several
hours, when they repaired o the
home of Mr. Sid Green, where they
were highly entertained until a late
hour. Refreshments were served,
and they returned to their homes
with glad hearts, thanking their
kind hostess for such a delightful
Leads buyers into our store. If
you have not already been con
vinced that we are the people for
Clothing and Shoes
just pome in and price our goods.
We offer special K.vKiiAI.NS for
this week :
Men's ell wool suits from $3.X
Hoys' long pant suits from $2.00
Hovs' knee pant suits from .'iiie
Men's jeans pants from .ric
knee pants from U.
Tan or l'.lack Shoes from ... 'Xc
t'oine and price our goods before
you buy. We can save yon at least
25 per cent ly buying your
Clothes, Shoes and Hats from
North Side Public Square.
gathered for this special event. Bargains culled from our
own stock. Buy nor: for your ov:n v:cal, as there is hardly
a doubt that almost every class of merchandise will be dear
er in the near future. The prices we make are for next
Monday and all next week, or until lots are closed out.
Don't skip a word. Read every item and tnen lend your
Herald to a neighbor.
Linen Brodec. Linen Suiting. Just two styles of extra
heavy linen suiting, for skirts or suits; blue and pink stripes,
imported for 35c retailing. Beginning next Monday moru
la u IK yard.
Brown Apron or Dress Linen. Thirty-one inches wide
and you'd get your money's worth at 30c yard. Beginning
next Monday morning, ij i-2c yard.
Hamilton Turkey Red Prints, beginning next Monday,
jc a yard.
Best quality Silver Gray Prints, beninning next Mon
day, J 1-4C yard.
Tard-zvide, double fold Penangs, the identical present
and future 12 I-2C quality. Forty pieces, beginning next
Monday, 7 i-2c yard.
One thousand yards Guipure
Lace Organdies, beautiful new
styles, polka dots and floral designs,
beginning next Monday, jc yard.
Value 12 i-2c.
BLACK DRESS GOODS.
Six hundred yards all i:ool Black
Serge, 35 inches wide; the present
wholesale price would easily justify
us in asking 40c yard for this lot;
but we are merchants, not specula
tors. Hence, Monday, 23c yard.
Black Silk Warp Sublime or
Gloria Cloth, 40 inches wide, and
any tair minded merchant will tell
you that they are worth 90c to $1.00 yard. Xext Monday
jSc yard, and there is not a hurt about them.
Black Sicilian, 40 inches wide, usual 60c value. Begin
ning next Monday, 37 i-2c yard. These v:ent through the
gieat fire unhurt.
All Wool Black Grenadine, 65c, 75c and 90c value, 40
to 44 inches wide, ten pieces. Beginning next Monday,
35c ay aid.
Silk and Wool Dress Checks, 38 inches wide, the recent
85c quality, just three color combinations; beginning next
Monday, 34c the yard. These are specially good for skirls.
Better read every word ot mis ad. You'll gain it.
Damaged Taffeta Silks. One style, small figured Taf
feta, somwhat damaged from being wet. Monday, 23c
Seven pieces Small Figitcred Taffeta Silks, edges slightly
smoked, made for 75c to 90c retailing. Monday, 39c yard.
Pretty styles for silk petticoats.
L. a dies' Black Silk and Wool, Serge i mbrellas, para
gon frame, steel rod, sterling silver trimmed handles, only a
half a hundred in the lot. Besinninjr Monday $1.25 each,
in place of $2.00.
A mile and more of Fluttering Ribbons. Ribbons for
every ribbon need, and what dress is complete this season
without a bit of ribbon Muttering from some vantage point.
The prices will set you to wondering.
All Silk Black Taffeta Ribbons, No. 16 at 10c yard; No.
22 at 13c yard; No. 40 at iSc yard, and Io. 50 at 20c yard.
All Silk Moric Taffeta Ribbons, in white, light blue,
pink, Nile green and heliotrope: No. 9 at 10c yard; No. 12
at I2cyard; No. 16 at 15c yard; No. 22 at 18c yard; No. 40
at 20c yard; No. 50 at 22c yard, and No. 60 at 25c yard.
We" II have to decline dealers' orders at these prices.
Ladies'1 Oxford Ties. Seventy-five
pairs, culled from nearly closed lots,
several dillerent kinds and every sie
from 1 1 to 6 included in some one of the
kinds. From $2.00 to $3.50 have been
the ruling prices. Beginning next
Monday and all next :eek, $.3 '
Now read the news from the
One hundred and forty-three men's and young
all-wool sack suits, one, two, three or four suits of a
Sizes range irom 33 to 42. A few of them have been $9.00;
the greater part of them were $10.00 and $12.50, and a lew
of them were $15.00 suits. Beginning next Monday,
$7.50 a suit. Better investigate, even for future needs.
If you see it in our ad. it's so.
FilcKennon, Anderson & Foster.