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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1897.
NEWS AM) C03IMKXT.
A tkkaty for the annexation of
Hawaii lias been sent to the Senate.
Prksi dknt McKinlky and li is
party were delighted with Tennessee
and the Exposition.
J. Frank Aldkich, of Illinois,
may he ( Jeneral Lee's success r as
Consul-General to Cuba.
I'ahxkv Ba k.vato, the
Soutli African "Diamond
has coinniittcd suicide.
I'kok. 1'nicK Thomas.
Instructions, took charge Tuesd iv
Wisconsin, Monday, the
average heat was loo degrees, and a
nunioer or cases or suns'roKe were
A KINK of .f.")0 has heen imposed
IT f r it.
upon j l on . j i u j j. jinniiiey lor an
assault upon Col. V m. II. Moore, at
I onsi dkh ATloN or tlie test case as
to the constitutionalitv of the
cigarette law has been postponed
until June 21.
iHK American Kail way Union is
dead, hut President Debs has a new
organization to spring upon the
Xkbraska has asked for a special
clay at the Nashville Centennial
and Win. J. Bryan will be a special
feature of that day.
Mus. Edith Bkcno, an aeronaut
wliile making an ascension near
Chattanooga, fell into the Tennessee
River and was druwned.
Hob. W. J. Bkyan addressed four
thousand people at Virginia Beach
last Monday, the subject of his lec
ture being "Bimetallism."
Henatok McEnkky (Democrat) of
Louisiania, created quite a sensa
tion in the Henate Saturday by mak
ing a speech in favor of protection.
An anarchist attempted to assassi
nate President Faure, in Paris,
France, last Saturday, by throwing
a bomb at his carriage while he was
The twenty-seventh annual con
vention of the Tennessee Press
Association was held in Nashville
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
of this week.
The immigrant landing station at
New York was destroyed by fire
Tuesday morning, with a
nearly a million dollars
United States government.
A man was convicted in Paris,
Tenn., Monday, circulated his peti
tion for pardon Tuesday, which was
presented Wednesday, and he was
pardoned on Thursday. His trial,
therefore, was a useless expense to
Clay Evans played the exclu
sive with the McKinley party at
Chattanoona last Sunday, and the
people consider themselves snubbed
Clay has an unfortunate habit of
doiinrthe wrong thing at critical
JritaK Feruiss has established a
nursery for babies at the Centennial
and you can take the little ones to
the big 6how, have them checked
for the sum of 25 cents, and they will
irive von no trouble at all. The
funds obtained from this institu
tion will be given to the Day Home.
When the manager of the Van
derbilt place, near Asheville, N. C,
announced that all of the President's
party would be received at Biltmore
except the newspaper men, the Pres
ident sent word that if the newspa
per men, who were his guests, could
not rome. he would not. They all
The Afro-American community
in New York is greatly worked up
over the recent epidemic of lynch
inirs. both in the North and South,
and the negro preachers are contem
plating callin? a mass meeting to
make a protest and advocate strin
gent Federal legislation to protect
Bradstrket's commercial report
for last week says: "There are 2V.
business failures reported iu the
United States this week, compared
with 127 last week. 2:U in the week
a year ago, 2.52 two years a$o, and
227 three years ago." Nevertheless,
he also says the gain in business
continues, and from present indica
tions "good times' are surely
President and Party Visit the
Mcailiers of the Cabinet, Mrs. 31c-
Klnley niitl Prominent Visitors
Honor the Day.
(loveriuir Tuylor, Seniiloi' Clark, (iovern-
ir I'.il-hnell htiiI tin.' l'reldent
Muke Short Speeches The
Chief MuKlxtrxte ( illled.
The announcement that President
McKinley and his party, consisting
or nis political ana personal lami-
lies, would be the guests of Nash
ville and the Centennial last Friday
and Saturday, carried thousands of
people to that city. The weather
was propitious and the exercises
were elaborate and very appropriate
to the occasion.
At 7:" o'clock Friday morning
the special from Washington ar
rived at the union depot with the
notable party, which consisted of
the following persons: The Presi
dent, Mrs. McKinley, Mrs. Saxton
( Mrs. McKinley's aunt), Dr. N. L.
Bates (the President's physician),
Mrs. Bates, steward of the White
House, maid, Secretary Porter, Mrs.
Porter, Secretary Sherman, Mrs.
McCallom, Secretary Alger, Mrs.
Alger, Miss Frances Alger and maid,
Postmaster-General Gary, Mrs.
Gary, the Misses Gary, Secretary
llson, Mrs. V llson, Hon. H. Clay
Evans, Gen. Charles H. Grosvenor,
Hon. Joseph P. Smith (Director
Bureau of American Republics),
Master Smith (son of Hon. Joseph
P. Smith), Mr. F. C. Squires (Secre
tary Alger's private secretary).
The visitors were in entire readi
ness and were given proper conduct
from the train to the carriages
in waiting. Promptly the route
through Church street to the Max
well House was begun, the party be
ing preceded by patrolmen and
police and the Cincinnati Marine
A detachment of ex-Confederate
cavalry some riding in front, oth
ers on either side, and others in the
rear, and all dressed in the regula
tion uniform of the Confederate
army surrounded the President's
handsome equipage and guarded
him along the route.
following in order the President s
carriage came the members of the
Cabinet and the ladies of the party,
together with Gen. Grosvenor, Hon.
i. Clay Evans, Mr. Fly Squire,
Hon. Jas. P. Smith, Dr. Bates, Secre
tary Porter and the steward and
Arriving at the Maxwell House
the party alighted and entered,
where they obtained a brief rest and
At :.') o'clock Gov. Taylor and
his stall called on Gov. Bushnell of
Ohio, and his staif. at the Duncan,
and later the two Governors went to
the Maxwell House, where they
were received by President Mc
Kinley. About 11 o'clock the march to the
Centennial grounds was begun, a
short hut brilliant pageant accom
panying the President. A detach
ment of ex-Confederates, com
manded by Col. V. C. Smith, were
in the procession.
At 11 :55 o'clock the parade reached
the grounds,, and the presidential
party proceeded to the Auditorium,
which was packed to its utmost
President J. W. Thomas delivered
the address of welcome, which was
received with enthusiastic applause.
He then introduced Gov. Taylor,
who was enthusiastically received,
and who spoke as follows:
Gov. Taylor' Speech.
"JV. Chairman Ladies and U n
tkmcn: With uncovered heads and
patriotic pride we welcome the
President of the United States and
all who accompany him to the warm,
throbbing heart of Dixie.
"It has been whispered abroad that
we have too much sunshine in the
South, and that its ellect Is to ren
der the people lazy and thriftless.
It is believed by millions of mis
guided men who dwell In our North
ern suburbs, especially in the rural
states of Ohio, Michigan and New
York, that in this warm Southern
climate energy evaporates. But our
honored guests shall see to-day a
complete refutation of the soft im
peachment. They shall see the
triumphs of our brain and brawn,
and the tangible evidences of our
activity. And sonio of them who
saw our ruined country thirty years
ago will certainly appreciate the
fact that we have wrought miracles.
If thev will only look they shall be
living witnesses of the victories
"Tim e-rnss now irrows green where
but a few years ago death sat on the
pale horse, beckoning the blue and
the gray to the opening grave, anc tlie Centennial, ami mis, coupieu
the roses now bloom where heroes with the fact that the President and
once bled. In this' land of battle- his party would be present and take
fields and monuments, in this laud part in the exercises, made the day
of memories touchingas the soldier's one of great moment, although the
last tear on the white bosom of his I crowd was not so large as on the day
manhood's bride, in this land of j before.
beauty and of sorrow, where the I (Jiietly and in the presence of not
w hite tents of armies once shrouded j more than 150 or 200 people, Presi
the hills, new cities have been built ! dent McKinley stepped down from
in a quarter of a century, and this the Maxwell House parlor early in
splendid industrial "Exposition. the morning and with President
which is a prophecy of our glory Thomas, Director-General Lewis,
aud power in the future, now bios- j (.Jo v. Taylor and others, stepped into
wmis like a beautiful liower in the
track of war, and is a token of eter
nal peace and brotherhood between
tht- two sections.
'Tennessee clasps bands with Ohio
to-day, and t he North ami the South
are one and inseparable. Mason
and Dixon's liii" is still there, hut,
thank God, it is no longer the open
mouth of death which once swal
lowed up the best a nil bravest sons
of the nation. Time has closed its
bloody lips, and now it is the red
scar of honor across the breast of
the Republic, which marks the
unity of our once divided country.
'We greet our guests witli the ur
gent hope that every hour of their
mingling with our people may be as
sweet as a song and delightful as a
glass of sparkling wine.
"I believe in these industrial ex
positions. They are the (lowers of
progress ; they are the bouquets of
civilization ; they are the garlands
of peace gathered from the gardens
of human brains and Human hearts,
and they only bloom in the most en
lightened centers of the world.
They deserve the encouragement of
the rulers of nations, because they
are the conservators of peace and
good will among men.
"I congratulate my State, and the
South, and the whole country, upon
the fact that the ruler of the great
est nation in the world, accompanied
by the first lady in the land, and by
members of his Cabinet and others
who are distinguished in the coun
cils of the nation, prompted by their
loyal zeal for the happiness of the
people and the development of our
wealth, have stolen away from the
patriotic pilgrims who sua linger in
Washington pining for the Presi
dent's autograph, to listen to the
music of Southern progress and see
the salvation of the Lord.
"I pledge them the honor of Ten
nessee that while they remain in
our borders the tariff question shall
be outlawed by our hospitality, and
the money question shall be stran
gled by our courtesy. And when
they depart from us we will pin up
on the lapels of the President aud
each one of his party a sweet For-get-me-nbt."
Maj. Thomas then introduced
Major McCarthy, who made a short
but interesting address of welcome.
Senator Clark, President of the
Ohio Centennial Commission, was
the next speaker, and he was fol
lowed by Gov. Bushnell, who made
a somewhat lengthy speech.
Mai. Thomas then stepped for
ward and said "I have the distin
guished honor of introducing to you
the President of the United States."
The audience rose to their feet and
greeted him with storms of applause.
Th9 President spoke in a slow, de
liberate manner, using manuscript
notes. His speech was entirely void
of politics, aud was principally a
resume of the history of Tennessee
He received frequent aud prolonged
applause from the great audience,
and when he had finished, Maj
Thomas introduced Judge J. M
Dickinson, who, in behalf of the
Ladies Hermitage Association, pre
sented him with a hickory cane, cut
from the Hermitage grounds. In
making the presentation Mr, Dick
inson said :
"The patriotic- women who are
performing the self-imposed work of
preserving from decay the house of
one who twice filled t lie great olllce
which you now bear, have com
missioned me to pr snt to you, in
their behalf, this stick, cut from the
grounds of the Hermitage.
"The American people, without
regard to party, with one voice, in
finite pride, aud a sense of security,
accord to you the highest private
and public virtues; but, be your in
tegrity ever so unassailable, your
sense or duty ever so lony, your
patriotism ever so true, a time may
come in the fulfillment of your great
responsibilities when you will need
the inspiration and strength that are
derived from contemplating such
unflinching courage, rugged virtue,
self-sacrifice and uncompromising
love for our whole country as were
illustrated in the life of the hero of
"It is the ardent desire of the
ladies of the Hermitage that this
piece of hickory, typical of the
toughness of fibre, and the re
siliency of Old Hickory, may, when
your greatest qualities shall be de
manded, invoke for your aid all the
stirring memories of that great
patriot; that it may sustain your
6teps in a ripe old age crowned with
honors, the gratitude, and love of
your countrymen; and that, if any
great crisis shall come to the Ameri
can people while you are at the
helm, you may so signalize your
leadership that in the long years to
come after you have been gathered
to that august assemblage of Ameri
can worthies whose names are im
perishable, the good women of Ohio,
may guard with reverential love
the place associated with your life
not only as a monument to your
worth, but to inspire the sons of
America to emulate your virtues."
President McKinley accepted the
gift in a courteous manner and re
quested Judge Dickinson to express
his appreciation to the Ladies' Her
i simii Nut Appropriate.
j Throiiuiiont the ly.
Saturday was Cincinnati Day at
a trap and was conveyed to the Ex
position grounds to take part in the
exercises of Cincinnati Day.
The exercises attendant upon the
dedication of the Cincinnati build
ing came up to the expectation of
the commissioners in point of bril
liancy and grandeur.
The exercises were opened with
the rendition of "America" by the
Marine Band, after which" Maj.
Thomas introduced Gen. W. H.
Jackson, who nude a short speech
Mr. Win, B. Melish, Chairman of
the Committee on Arrangements;
Robert Liidlaw, Chairman of the
Cincinnati Commission; Mayor
Caldwell, of Cincinnati, and Gov.
Bushnell were the speakers of the
The President held a short recep
tion, after which lie ami his party
were conducted to the Illinois State
building. Passing through this
they went to the Negro building,
where a concert was given by the
Jubilee Club of Fisk University in
honor of the President.
The party left on their special at 7
o'clock Saturday night and spent
Sunday in Chattanooga, going from
there direct to Washington.
A very fine farm of about 500
acres, well improved; over 2IX) acres
in cultivation; situated ;t miles
south of West Point, Lawrence Co.,
lenn., in the forks of 1-atory and
Shoal creeks. For terms, etc., write
Midlothian, Ellis Co.,
Let's Make it the Hest.
The Covington Leader takes the
following sensible view on the Con
stitutional Convention question:
' 1 he making of a constitution is
the work of the people, and the pro
posed convention is a reference of
proposed changes in the organic law
to the people, the people select the
delegates who draft the constitu
tion, retaining the right to accept or
reject it. IT all the evil things the
timid tremble and apprehend may
get into the new instrument, should
be incorporated in it, have not the
people sense enough to reject it? In
regard to cost, a State that can af
ford to pay its judiciary $21,250 more
than two of its most progressive sis
ter States combined Georgia and
North Carolina certainly can af
ford to invest between $20,000 and
$30,000 once in a quarter of a cen
tury in an effort to improve its or
ganic law. Ibis movement will de
velop a great many economists who
will talk about cost, etc., yet the
price of a convention is probably
each year given to the sine-cures of
coal oil inspector at Nashville and
Memphis. This is taken indirectly,
it is true, but nevertheless it is taken
from the people. We don't hear of
any briny tears being shed over this
The people are now offered an op
portunity to improve the organic
law at what we consider a trifling
cost when compared to the great
material interests of the State, snd
we have yet to see the man who
does not admit some changes would
be beneficial. Let us not take coun
sel of our fears and apprehensions,
nut examine carelullv and see, and
if we have not the best constitution,
let us make it so. Tennessee should
not be in the rear guard of States in
progress and development."
(JHKVP TELEPHONE SERVICE.
Lincoln Connlv Would Like to Ilnve nil
The Fayetteville Observer of last
"Mr. E. H. Hatcher, of Columbia,
was in town this week and talked
freely of the telephone war that is
going on in his town between the
Cumberland and Citizens' compa
nies; and he also scattered a lot of
circulars bearing on the fight. Mr.
Hatcher is enthusiastic for the Citi
zens' telephone, and says it has over
two hundred subscribers, twice as
many as the Cumberland, and Is
saving annually $8,000 to $10,000 to
the people. The Cumberland for
merly charged $3, $4 and $5 a month
for 'phones, but is now offering to
put them in residences at 50c a
month. It offers no terms to busi
ness houses because the business
men organized the Citizens' ex
change and began the war. Mr.
Hatcher states that his exchange is
as satisfactory and gives as good
service as the Cumberland, and the
subscribers, or stockholders, get the
use of the 'phones at cost.
"Fayetteville and Lincoln county
pay between $5,000 and $(S,000 an
nually to the Cumberland Telephone
Company, and if the people could
get the service for a third or half
that amount they would like to have
it. If the Citizens' company can
win out against so powerful a
monopoly as the Cumberland, it
will be a great victory, and then
Fayetteville and other neighbor
towns will no doubt organize co
Road to Dishonor and Disgrace.
Some people have got the notion
in their heads that economy is mean
and niggardly, and that lavish ex
penditure is the true sign of a gener
ous nature. If any such should hap
pen to read tins journal, we beg to
assure them that they are laboring
under a delusion. It is doubtful
whether even wealthy people have
any right to scatter their money in
personal indulgence, and it i cer
tain that no one has any right to
live beyond his means. The end of
that road is dishonor and disgrace.
Better is even the hardest and most
closely-calculated economy than the
vulgar dishonesty which clothes
itself in purple and fine linen that it
is not really able to buy, and fares
sumptuously every day on delicate
viands that somebody else pays for.
('.'lnhig Great Convenience For the
Ami an Alii to Him in Iipnt.iii; of
WlittHt, Colli, l'olitlnr a, And
Kditok II kiiai.ii:
Since the general principle on
which the above corporative institu
tion is run Iris been fully stated and
discussed, both written and orally,
I will now undertake to show what
a great convenience and advantage
it is going to prove to the thrifty,
Every farmer should keep up with
the prices of his produce, as much
as the man who buys it to sell again.
Now do you know of a quicker way
by which a farmer can get present
prices on his produce, than by the
rapid current of electricity?
Here is a farmer who wishes to
send his wagon to town to bring out
something. He doesa i want to senu
it emptvj he has a variety t pro
ducts to sell, but doesn't know
which will bring 'the highest price
to day, until he gets to town.
Therefore, whether to send '"'" "f
wheat, corn, potatoes, or something
else, is purelv guess ork with him.
But let hi'm have i telephone.
What then? How easily '"
veniently he can get the highest
market quotations on all ,,f In
duce, even before loading '"s win
on; and he will know just what to
send, or whether to send anything.
In this way he can find out w ho will
pay the highest prices for hi pro
duce, and thus have it engaoed be
fore leaving with it. What a great
inconvenience is preventeu- lie
doesn't have to drive all over town
trying to sell what he has, and then
probably not sell at all. Thu .re
duce is sold before it is loadeU Ior
the market. Or if the mercha,,t or
miller is needing the produce bel'ore
it is offered on the market, ll0W
easily the merchant or miller Cliu
make his prices to the fanner IUI
his (the farmer's) produce.
Again. Suppose some one of '"8
family gets sick. He doesn't hUVB
to run all over the lot during a rainy
night, after an old contrary horse 10
trn fnr thn doetnr. Kininlv Htens to
tils telephone, and the doctor will
have to do the running.
Or again. How convenient it is
for the friends of one neighborhood
to converse with those of other
neighborhoods, as if face to face
Numbers of other conveniences
might be mentioned, but these are
sufficient to show the advantage.
The Citizens Telephone lias now
over two hundred and thirty instru
ments in operation iu Maurv County
and is still rapidly growing. Ar
rangements are being made to ex
tend the line into Nashville, as well
as to other prominent places.
Scarcely since the year sixty-one
has anything caused as much talk
in our county as this patriotic insti
tution. It "shelters our citizens
from the common pressure of mo
nopolism, and it they have fully
agreed to protect. It offers a tele
phone to every one at cost, each lay
ing his prorata only, and invites all
to come to its support. Ye who
would like to see your country pros
per, should sinport your country's
Yours for this prosperity,
E R N EST A. I I M M O N S .
Write Another Letter From Chatter-
town. (;Bsli County.
Cll ATTKltTOWN, (iossie, Co.,
June 14, ls'iT.
Sistkr Mine: Having waited
until the virtue of patience has
ceased, for an answer to my last let-.
ter, I am as usual jotting down iny
thoughts to you, trusting you may
take as much pleasure in perusing
them as I do in the jotting.
The flowery month has gone out
from us witli its wealth of bloom and
sweetness, though her sister June is
rivalling her in her gorgeous array
of blossoms. I think I never saw
the roses more beautiful than they
have been since the middle of May.
Speaking of flowers reminds me of
one morning in the long ago. "I'was
in June, and I wandered in an old
fashioned garden. The lazy sun
had barely kissed with his yellow
smile the leafy tops of trees and
sloping hills. Birds twittered noise
ily in their vine-clad iiest3,go88ipiug
with each other from limb to limb.
A light breeze that seemed as a sigh
of nature as she was about to renew
her energies for another day, played
about, setting leaf aud shrub a
trembling. The dew had not died,
but lingered in each cup as if loth to
meet into the blue above. How still
the hour! One could almost hear
the bursting of bud and twig as they
grew to delight the eye and heart,
A sense of perfect content and rest
stole over me for an instant, and it
seemed to me that I alone of all the
world was awake. Johnnie-jump-
ups turned their little faces to me
looking so cunning and intelligent.
(Sister dear, a bed of these same
sweet flowers always remind me of
a thunder cloud. Isn't that a strange
fancy?) Close scented pinks were
there; blue bells, purple shades,
and a sweet bed of chamomile.
Thyme and other old fashion herbs
seemed not out of place, but held up
their heads as high as any of them.
Then the maiden's blush rose and
the hundred leaf and the lovely
white lillies that are not fthn(ddr
now. All these were there, and
many more. As I have so often
said, Sister mine times are not as
they were. We now see every flow
er and bush cut and trained accord
ing to style. "Such and such a
flower is the rage," &c. Give me
Celebrated for its great
leavening strength and
healtlifulness. Assures the
fund again! h I ii m mid all
forms of adulteration com
mon to the cheap brands.
ICOYAI. It KINO roWDKll
I (Mir AN V, New Sink.
the old time posies; for instance the
purple eyed violets that grew in
wild profusion in the woods where
our cows were wont to gra.e. ion
know my most ardent admirer when
we were young was the good, big
hearted, freckled-faced boy who
used to drive the cows home, and
always brought me a big round
bunch of those same royai beauties.
That has been many years, but his
delicate loyally to nie lingers in
memory unto this day. Kind friend
of iny voting daw. you have enjoyed
the flowers in ceh st ial bowers many,
It is a sweet custom, and worthy
of all commendation, ri-tcr dear, to
strew "God's smile's" upon the
graves of the dead, yet h'W much
better it we had given a little more
thought to the sulij'ct while they
were living. Did yen ever think
how many flowers could have been
strewn upon their pathway? As a
bud plucked and given shows a
kind thought of one, so a cheering
word, a kind act a helping hand,
are so many flowers strewn. There
is not a soul so dead to all the sweet
cour.esies of life, that cannot appre
ciate a word of encouragement.
Can you H id a person living that
does not lvlish a compliment?
Then why withhold so small a
thing, when so much could be ac
complished, even by a hint or word.
If a man makes a good speech, tell
him so; it will stimulate him to ex
cell. Don't wait until he is dead,
then say good things ii'iout him. If
a woman does a noble act, looks
well, or sings well, tell her so. It
will give you pleasure, knowing that
you have made her so. A child
knows a smile from a frown, and a
servant will by your words of praise
be encouraged to please you.
Sister mine, I think the world
would move smoother if the small
courtesies (that mean so much,) were
more iu evidence.
knew a woman that avtnuUij
ularvxl tudatHi, hungering for a lit ;
tie alTectionnte demonstration from
her husband. A woman true, lives
upon the smiles of her husband.
Then why refuse so little a thing?
Wiitiu.' iu this strain I feel in
spired to bore you with a little poo
try. Though feebly expressed, the
idea is what I feel.
(ilVK A1K MV I I.OW I ItS NOW.
Hive me mv (lowers now.
Why should you wait 'til death
llas'silenced'niv healing heart,
And lips denied their breath,
And eyelids down,
Lo'w in the ground?
Hive me my (lowers to-day.
W hy wait the coming morrow
Where the burden of life assumed,
May bring but pain and sorrow,
A sorrow's crown,
When youth's laid down?
(iive me my flowers, when
Life's downward slope 1 tread,
Looking back o'er years of toil,
And mistakes of heart and head;
'Twoiild heal I he wound
If every frown !
Hive me my (lowers now,
A wreath a 1 bursting with bloom
( if acts, and words ut love,
lleav'n most found, no dread of gloom,
I'll lay me down
liitw in the ground !
II Ki.i.Ksi-; Mackv.
Skins on fire with t"rturinR, disfigurlnp,
Itching, burning, Meeilinp, scaly, ami Jiiiiiply
buniora iustantly relieu d by a warm bath
with CiTicTKA Soap, a single application of
Ci'Tict'KA (ointment i, the great skin cure,
and ful' dose of l i th'I'BA Kesoiaent.
Iilrtthr urhootthwl(l. P"TT n.C.Coe.sni
Prop., Hi . too. H,,wK. ( urv lortunni Uiimon.
DADV'Q CVIU 8c i) ird Ilir purifiKl na Bcu-
I ft-1 bj Ct iicub Boat.
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