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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1897.
NEWS AM) COMMENT.
The Republican taritl managers
are hopeful that the tariff debate in
the Senate may be brought to a close
Tiik National Reform Press
Association, an organization of Pop
ulists, meets in Nashville to-day
Thk Olorious Fourth will be cele
brated in grand style at the Centen
nial City to-morrow. They promise
magnificent fire-works at night.
Mrs. Alkxandkh Cam tabu,,
widow of the founder of the Chris
tian church, died at Bethany, West
V., Monday morning, aged 1)5 years.
The Queen's Jubilee in England
was brought to a cjose last Monday,
and matters in thai quarter are now
running along in the same old rut.
Germany looks with an evil eye
on America. It is reported that the
Emperor has concluded that the
United (States shall not interfere in
the Cuban war.
The farmers of Williamson Coun
ty in mass-meeting assembled, have
agreed not to sell any more of their
wheat at the prevailing prices, than
their actual necessities demand.
All the large iron mills of the
country closed down Wednesday,
and will remain closed until the
wage question is settled. A strike
is said to be likely at several points.
Hon. James H. Bible, United
(States District Attorney for East
Tennessee, was found dead in bed
at his home in Chattanooga last
Friday. Apoplexy is the supposed
The Massachusetts cotton mills,
nt Lowell, have closed down on
account of the low price at which
goods are selling, and the poor de
mand, and lJOO employes are
thrown out of work.
Gov. Taylor has appointed Miss
Nellie Ely, daughter of Jesse Ely,
of Nashville, ns sponsor for his staff
with the rank of qnlonel. Georgia
is the only other state in the Union
which has a lady on the governors
Colorado's Legislature has de
clared that Christmas, the Fourth of
July, Thanksgiving, Washington's
birthday and New Year's are not
legal holidays and should not he
celebrated in that state as such
Poor old Colorado!
Com i-troller Ha kris claims that
the cities of the state owe the state
$138,000, collected, or that should
have been collected, as the state tax
on criminal cases in Recorder courts.
In the list he furnishes he puts Co
lumbia down for .$2,500.
Horace Boies, former governor
of Iowa and erstwhile Democratic
presidential aspirant, has publicly
expressed his Hostility to the free
coinage of silver. He says silver is
a dead issue, and lie does not be
lieve it possible to succeed on that
platform next time.
The finding of the decomposed
body of an ex-Confederate soldier
Sunday in a lot near the north en
trance to the Centennial grounds
which was afterwards identified as
that of James Travis, of Winches
ter, Tenn. has developed into a
sensational murder mystery.
James (3. Burrows, a prominent
society man of Nashville, committed
suicide at the Maxwell House last
Monday. There was
the case; an actress;
too much money on
short in his accounts.
a woman in
he had spent
her, and was
He was book
keeper for H. G. Lipscomb & Co.
A dispatch to the New York
Herald from Madrid, Spain, says:
"On account of Senor Selvela's re
cent bellicose speech and the con
stant news of Spanish defeats from
Havana province, a feeling is reviv
ing here in favor of war with the
United States. Several newspapers
publish exciting editorials against
the United States."
A NKvsr.rEK dispatch from
Chattanooga says: "It has been of
ficially announced here that during
the next few months the East Ten
nessee Telephone Company will
build a line from Nashville to Chat
tanooga and fill in gaps so as to form
a complete line from Nashville to
Chattanooga. When these lines are
completed the company will have a
thorough line from the North and
East and to all principal Southern
Stories of the "Late
Brought to Surface ly the Recent
Reunion of Ex. Confederates
Linn anil Urn, Two Itrotlirrn, Meet fur
the First Time In Tlilrty-To Yearn
A Hero I! mm Aciokk a De
serter Other Storied.
The creat reunion of ex-Confeder
ate soldiers in Nashville last week
was the scene of many happy re
unions and brought to surface num
erous interesting stories of the late
war. Brother met brother who had
not seen each other since the war,
and supposed each other dead; com
rade clasped hands with comrade
who had not met each other since
that trying period, when, with chiv.
alric hearts and willing hands and
feet, they marched beneath the stars
and bars and fought boldly for a
cause they knew to be right; old
vet ' met old "vet," set their
spinning wheels in motion and "spun
yarns" with as much enjoyment as
they did back in the sixties, when
gathered about the camp fire, smok
ing and laughing, and watching
with keen appetite the scanty mes6
of middling and greens - boiling in
the kettle and the "Johnny-cake"
slowly coming to a brown on aboard
before the fire.
There were many interesting re
unions, indeed, and the following
pathetic little incident, related to a
Herald reporter by an eye-witness
to the scene, is deserving of special
A lliiiy Meeting.
A few days after Lee surrendered
at Appomattox, two brothers, Lum
and Ben whose other name could
not be learned returned to their old
home in Cocke county, East Tenn
essee, to live with their widowed
mother. Soon after their arrival
about 25 or ill) "jay-hawkers" came
after them. The brothers ran and
were fired on by "jay-hawkers," who
shot Ben in the leg. Ben crawled
into the bushes and Lum continued
running, pursued by the soldiers.
Both brothers evaded capture, and
later on, Lum knowing that Ben
had been wounded, came hack and
searched through the bushes, but,
failing to find him, supposed he had
been captured and killed, and he,
Lum, moved to Western Mississippi,
where lie married, settled down and
has been living since. In the mean
time, Ben recovered from his wound,
and he and his mother, supposing
that Lum had been killed, moved to
Neither of the two men had heard
from or seen each other until one
day last week. Both of them
attended the Nashville reunion, and
went to headquarters to register as
Tennessee soldiers, and, as luck
would have it, met each other face
to face as they went up to sign their
names. For a moment they stood
staring at each other, and then one
of them said :
"You look like my brother Ben,
who was killed in East Tennessee."
"And you," replied the other,
"look like my brother Lum, who
was killed by 'jay-hawkers' in Cocke
Then the glad truth burst upon
them. They clasped each other in
their arms, cried shouted, and
talked over the events that had
taken place since they parted thirty
two year ago. Every person in the
room gazed with intense interest on
the happy scene, and many a.
bearded cheek was wet with tears.
The two brothers turned a deaf ear
to all the questions put to them by
the by-standers so happy were
they between themselves and noth
ing more could be learned from
them than the facts stated in this
story. Their names were never
registered at headquarters, and they
didn't care to tell anyone. They
were simply Lum and Ben, the two
happiest brothers on earth living
in a little world all to themselves,
and caring nothing for the great,
wide world without and the hustle
and bustle of the big reunion. As
they went hobbling up the street,
still hugging each other and crying
and shouting, every eye followed
them, and many an on-looker wished
that he was only one-half as happy
He Wa a Deserter.
The Nashville Sun is responsible
for the following :
"Thirty-three years ago James
Mcintosh and Samuel Johnson,
members of Company A. Second
Reiriment, stood side by side, in the
beginning of one of the hottest en
irairements of the Civil War.
"In the thickest of the fight,
when thousands of bullets whistled
through the air and clouds of smoke
curled over the Blue and the Gray,
Johnson dropped his gun and took to
the woods. Mcintosh kept up a fire
at the enemy 'till a stray ball shatter
ed his right" arm, and a cannon ball
took ofT his left leg below the knee.
He was caned otr the field ap
parently dying, but he finally re
covered and at the close of the war
he returned home.
"He never saw or hetrd of John
son, the deserter, until yesterday,
when they met on Church street,
near the Nicholson Hotel. Mcin
tosh at once recognized the deserter.
They both wore Confederate bad res.
' "Is your name Johnson''
' "I thought so.'
' "Thirty-three years ago we were
members of Company A, Second
regiment. In the thickest of that
famous battle you dropped vour gun
and deserted your post. You have
no right to wear that badge. No
more right than that Yankee across
the street there.
"Mcintosh snatched the badge
from the lapel of Johnson's coat and
put it in his pocket and hobbled off
on his crutches: much to the dis
comfiture of Johnson.
Another Happy Meeting.
P. W. Moss, now of Paragould,
Ark., and Moss, of this 8tate. were
brothers, and during the war fought
for Southern rights in the same
regiment the 20th Tennessee. Af
ter peace had been restored they
separated and in some manner lost
trace of each other. Both of them
went to the reunion last week, and
the Tennessee brother registered his
name at headquarters and procured
the badge of his regiment. The
Arkansas brother happened to see
the Tennessee man, and, noticing
his badge, engaged in conversation
with him, hoping to ga'n some in
formation concerning his brother
and to hear from his old comrades.
The Arkansas man never dreaming
that the person whom he was ad
dressing was his brother told the
Tennessee man that he had a broth
er in the 20th Tennessee regiment
whom he had not seen for many
years. He asked him what com
pany he belonged to, and, finding
that he was in the same company of
which he was a member, inquired as
to his name. Then imagine the sur
prise of both when the happy fact
was revealed that they were the
brothers who had been looking for
each other for so long, and had come
together unawares. Two more happy
persons could not have been found
in all Nashville. They laughed
with each other, and talked of the
happy days and sad days of by-gone
years; and then they declared that,
as brothers, they would never be
lost to each other again until death
came and separated them.
He C'lioeretl "Llncurn."
"After the surrender," said a well
known ex-Confederate at the re
union, "I was in Mllledgeville, when
President Davis was brought in, a
prisoner. He was taken to the hotel
for dinner. There must have been
10,000 ex-Confederat9 soldier3 there,
besides a large force of federals, as
Mr. Davis passed on to the hotel.
The entire throng received him in
solemn silence, the only voice raised
being that of a negro who insisted
on giving a 'liooraw fer Lincurn.'
He was promptly silenced witli the
butt end of a brick. They buried
him in the potter's field."
A very fine farm of about 500
acres, well improved; over 200 acres
in cultivation; situated 'A miles
south of West Point, Lawrence Co.,
Tenn., in the fol ks of Fatory and
Shoal creeks. For terms, etc.", write
Midlothian, Ellis Co.,
An Egz Joke.
The following good joke is told on
a prominent physician of this coun
ty. Some weeks ago his good wife
expressed a wisli for a sitting of
turkey eggs, with which she in
tended to compliment a favorite hen.
The doctor, who is as gallant as he
is handsome, made many inquires
among his pitients about turkey
eggs, but failed to find them. One
day he saw some boys who had rob
bed a buzzard's nest of two eggs,
and the idea struck him to buy the
eggs and palm them on his wife as
turkey eggs. Several days passed.
The doctor came in one day just at
dinner time, tired and awful hungry.
A good dinner had been prepared, a
splenid egg custard holding the first
place in the last course. The meal
was finished, the chairs pushed
back. The doctor asked about the
turkey eggs. The wife replied:
Why, doctor, my hen went on a
strike, and I used the eggs in the
nice custard you have just eaten."
We are sorry to state that little
Mary Kainey, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Horace Rainey, is quite sick at
this writing. We hope that she will
Little Dora Cox is visiting her
cousin, Miss Trula O'Neal, of Sum
mertown. Mr. H. H. Catina left Monday for
Nashville, where he will engage in
Misses Lillie McGaw and Mary
Johnston are visiting in Mt. Pleas
ant this week.
Mrs. F. I). Campbell was on the
sick list the first part of the week.
Miss Many Reed, of Nashville, is
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis
We regret to lose our neighbors,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Meroney. Mr.
Meroney has accepted a position in
a flour mill at Waverly, Tenn., and
will move there to live in the future.
We wish them much success in
their new home. Lorexa.
The question was once raised as to
which was the most content of the
two, the owner of a half a million of
money or the man with seven
daughters. "The later, ot course."
was the reply, "for the man with I
half a million is always wanting
more, while the one with seven i
daughters has a plenty." Kx-
STOPPING THE PAP Kit.
A Siibmillier'n !' i l 1 1 i t v . Kven
TliU ileal and Free Country.
The man who stops his paper be
cause something has appeared in its
columns of which he does not ap--prove,
and does it with an air of
regret that it is necessary to drive
the publisher into bankruptcy, re
minds us of the train dispatcher
who requested an increase of salary
and threatened to quit if he didn't
get it, says the Mitchell (III.) Pilot.
The superintendent replied to his
request by relating a story: "When
I was a young man," he said, "I
once did as you are doing I told
the superintendent of the road what
you told me. He refused my de
mand and I quit; and, would you
believe it? The darn road is run
Every man has a right to take a
paper or stop it, for any reason, or
for ho reason at all. This is a free
country, in that respect, and men
have a perfect right to do as they
please, providing they please to do
what is right. But there is a cer
tain responsibility attached to all
actions, even to so trivial a one as
stopping a paper because the editor
has said something which the taker
of the paper does not agree with, or
because he thinks it a good oppor
tunity, a convenient time, or a good
excuse, to get out of paying his sub
scription. How is the country editor to live,
or sustain his manhood, if every
man is to cry, "Stop my paper!"
whenever he reads something that
does not accord with his views?
Not infrequently does an editor of a
local paper hear people remark that
"I wouldn't have put that in the
paper," or "I would have said so
and so." This class of people are
deserving of much sympathy, for it
shows their ignorance of what con
stitutes a fearless, honest, outspoken
newspaper. The man who insists
that his local paper shall say noth
ing contrary to his views is in a large
measure responsible for the craven
cowardice or modern journalism.
One or two things is absolutely
necessary ; either a paper must be
an insipid sheet, that has no
opinions whatever about events of
Important Interest, or else its
readers must make up their minds
that the editor who conducts the
paper is as honest in his opinions as
is the reader or fault-finder of said
journal, and that a difference of
opinion is not a sufficient reason for
stopping the paper. When con
vinced, without a doubt, that a
paper is dishonest, corrupt and
deceitful, stop it; when convinced
that it is unclean, unfit to be
brought into your families, stop it;
but never stop a paper of your town
that you believe to be honest,
courageous, enterprising and clean.
Never stop the paper that is in
terested in the upbuilding of your
own town, simply because its
owners, publishers or editors have
written their own sincere views, in
stead of yours, or some one else's,
for if you do, you are placing a
premium on insincere journalism,
and serving notice on editors, that
the way to succeed is to write what
he thinks will best please a few of
his readers, instead of what he
honestly believes to he the truth,
and for the highest interest of all
concerned. Stop every outside
paper, if you must stop any, but
never stop your home paper; en
courage it to do better, help it to be
come prosperous, for with pros
perity of the paper comes prosperity
to your town. Take not only one,
but take them all, and you will be
amply repaid in many ways you
may hot think of.
Every farmer, every mechanic and
every reasonable well-to-do laborer
should he a subscriber to his home
paper. We should all go hand in
hand for the upbuilding of our town
and county, our own homes and our
business and manufacturing enter
prises, be they large or small.
"How Do Yon Do!"
The ordinary polite inquiry, "How
do you do?" calls for nothing but a
conventionally polite response; but
if a man is past "the allotted age,"
and a philosopher besides, it may
elicit a reply full of meaning and
worthy of record.
When John Quincy Adams was
eighty years old he met in the
streets of Boston an old friend who
shook his trembling hand and said :
"Good morning And how is
John Quincy Adams to-day?"
"Thank you," was the ex-President's
answer, "John Quincy Adams
himself is well, sir; quite well, I
thank you. But the house in which
he lives at present is becoming
dilapidated. It is tottering upon its
foundation. Time and the seasons
have nearly destroyed it. Its roof
is pretty well worn out. Its walls
are much shattered and it trembles
with every wind. The old tene
ment is becoming almost uninhabit
able, and I think John Quincy
Adams will have to move out of it
soon ; but he himself is quite well,
sir: quite well."
With that the venerable sixth
President of the United States
moved on with the aid of his stall.
It was not long afterward that he
had his second and fatal stroke of
paralysis in the Capitol at Washing
ton. "This is the last of earth," .he
said. "I am content." Youth's
A (Jticer Cuss.
"Queer, isn't it?" "What's queer?"
inquired another. "The night
falls." "Yes." "But it doesn't
break" "No." "The day breaks."
"Yes." "But it doesn't fall."
No." "Queer, isn't it?" And he
was gone. Q'lenitno (Ks.) Republican.
J ERE BAXTER M VS IT.
Tennesaee Central ItallriHKl Sold nt
Crossville. Cumberland County,
June '24. The Tennessee Central
Railroad was to day "old to the htgl:
est bidder by C'ierk and Master
Col. Jere Baxter bought the prop
erty for himself and associates (St.
Louis and Chicago parties) for $125.
000. Considerable proportion had
already been completed.
The road is to be built from Kings
ton, Roane County, to Nashville, by
way of Harriman, Rockwood, Cross
ville and Monterey. It will pene
trate one of the richest mineral and
timber sections of the State.
At Rockwood the road connects
with the Cincinnati Southern and at
Harriman with the Southern, and
will materially lessen the distance
from New York and Eastern cities
via the Norfolk & Western and
Southern. The purchasers announce
that they will complete the road at
Remember, if you don't like the
convention's work you can vote it
down at the polls. Wait until all
the bogies that are being talked of
appear in the new constitution, then
hit it a good lick and we'll help de
feat it. Knoxville Sentinel.
What is the matter? The people
of Tennessee have been howling for
reform for several years. Party
after party has been organized, dis
organizing and disrupting the old
parties; but nothing has been
accomplished. Now they have a
chance to get all the reforms they
want, but they are afraid to trust
themselves, and prefer to bear the
ills they have than to risk their
chances in a constitutional conven
tion. Bristol Courier.
This country already has enough
mongrel population without going
into the middle of the Pacific Ocean
to annex Hawaii. Shelbyville Ga
zette. Chestnuts Revamped.
There are certain items supposed
to be spicy that were not born to die,
and every season are given a new
lease on life by some pencil-pusher.
This spring we beat the other
rosters of the rural press to the following-Owners
of orchards this year will
eat what they can and can what
Soda water men are now engaged
in flzz-ical exercise.
Melons are on the market. These
are indeed the melon-colic days.
Eat sparingly of Q cumbers;
they'll W up. As the Chinaman
declared "they're not belly good."
Don't Cheat the Editor.
Bill Nye once said: Do not at
tempt to cheat an editor out of a
year's subscription to his paper, or
any other sum. Cheat the minis
ter, cheat anybody and everybody,
but if you have any regard for
future consequences, don't fool the
editor. You will be put up for office
sometime, or want some public favor
for yourself or your friends, and
when your luck is thing of beauty,
a iov forever, the editor will open
on vou, and knock your castle into a
cocked hat at the first fire. Hell
subdue you and then you 11 cuss
your stupidity for a driveling idiot,
go hire some man to knock you down
and kick you lor tailing.
More Real Worth and Manhood.
The queen's jubilee procession
was the glorification of centraliza
tion; the Confederate veterans'
parade is the exaltation of t lie spirit
of local self-government. There is
more real worth and manhood repre
sented by the ten thousand grizzled
old soldiers that march in Nashville
to-day than in all the millions as
sembled in London yesterday to idol
ize the institutions of royalty and
aristocracy. Chattanooga News.
A woman never really knows the mennlnK
of lin DDi iwss and content until she Is tho
mother of n healthy, happy child. The
health of the child depends on the hen 1 1 li of
the mother, twit h before and after birth.
Most nil of woman's weakness, and pnrticu
larlv the weakness that most, Htronuly In
fluonce the health of children, conies from
sumo derangement or disease of the dls
tlnctlv feminine ononis. lr. l'leree's Kit
vorlte Prescription will cure troubles of
this nature. It should be taken regularly
by every woman during the entire period of
testation. It dives strenuth to all t lie or
aans involved, lessens the pnlns of child
birth and Insures the health of both mot her
and child. Mend 21 one-cent stamps to cov
er cost of maillnir only, and receive free a
copy of Dr. l'leree's Medical Adviser. Ad
dress, World's Dispensary Medical Associa
Hon, Buffalo, N. Y.
We repeat what we said some
time ago, that if things go on as
they arc it will not be worth while
for the Republicans to nominate
anybody in l!HMt. The Democrats
will win by the biggest majority in
our history. New York World.
Tricks for the Tongue.
Trv to read the following sentences
aloud and ouioklv, repeating the short-
ones half a dozen times in succession :
Six thick thistle sticks.
Flesh of freshly fried Hying fish.
The sea ceaseth but it sutliceth us.
tiive (.rimes Jim's great gift gig whit
Two Toads, totally tired, tried to trot
Strick, strong Stephen Stringer snar
ed six sicklv silky snakes.
She stood at the door of Mrs Smith's
lish sauce shop, welcoming him in.
Swan swan over the sea: swim, swan
swim; swan swam hack, ngain;
A haddock, a haddock, a black
tod hadiloek, a black spot on the
back of a black spotted haddock.
Susan shineth shoes and socks; socks
and shoes hincth Susan. Shu ceaseth
shinning shoes and socks, for shoes ami
socks, shock Susan.
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NoniteiiKe and New, Odd and Knils,
Wine and Otherwise.
"Build a little fence of trust around to
day, Fill t lie space with loving words and
Look not through the sheltering bars
(Jod will help thee hear what comes of
Joy or sorrow."
One of the jubilee stories says
Queen Yictoria "endured" happi
ness for 21 years after her marriage
with Prince Albert. Poor thing!
It must have been nn iiwful struggle.
"De great difficulty 'bout ahgyin
on politics," said Uncle Eben, "is
dat de better you does it, de madder
you's li'ble to make some ob yoh
God created hell for the devil and
his angels, and h who becomes a
subject of the devil beeotiis an heir
An exchange rolls off this truth:
"The boy who stands around rolling
a cigarette while his father rolls a
wheelbarrow and his mother a rolling-pin
is very apt some day to roll
into the penitentiary or the asylum."
A little fellow in Ritiiror paid his
teacher what he supposed was a very
graceful compliment, and which ap
parently afforded liiin no end ot sat
isfaction. I n a hurst of good nature
lie said, "Miss Brown, you are the
only turtle in the tank."
"But. my dear ir. you positively
must follow my directions. ton
must take a cold hath every morn
'Wliv, doctor, that's just what I
Oh er well, then, you must
Wit'i "You snored heavily last
night, inv ileal-.
Ilu-ha.ul "Mnniph ! Why didn't
you wake me up.
Wife -'Because I prefer snoring
to profanity, darling.
'Can't I get these t wo-cell t s t.l 111 ps
cheaper if 1 take a quaui'.y?" asked
Mrs. ( hetiiut of the stamp clerk; at
the Philadelphia postolllce.
I caii let you have a dozen for it
quarter, replied the clerk.
cry weil, I II take them.
"Thev arc dandies" said Thus, Mowers,
of the (.'rocket, Texas, Knterprise, while
writing about DeWitt's Little harlv
Kisers, the famous little pills for sick
headache nnddNorders of tho stomach
and liver. A. II. Kains. ly
PtilaskhiiN Want Cheaper Service,
The Bell Telephone Company has
a livelv fight on its hand at Colum
bia where the citizens have organi
zed a rival company and have dis
placed the Bell in nearly every busi
ness house in the city, uoiumoia
merchants now pay $1 a mouth
where $4 was demanded a few
short months ago. and the Bell offer
ed to place telephones iii residence
for fifty cents a month. Pulaski
business men are Mill paying the
same old price although a petition
was circulated by Dr. C. A. Aber
natby last week asking for a reduc
tion.' The answer wan evu-ive but
it is more than probable that there
will be concessions granted or the
Citizens Company, of Columbia,
will be asked to extend their line
from Lynnville to Pulaski. Giles
Most torturing and disfiguring of Itching,
burning, scaly kkin and scalp humors Is in.
stantly rehired by a warm bath with Citi
ctka SoAl'.asinieai'l'licationof Ci tici RA
(ointment the irn-at ekin cure, anil a full ilese
of Ci' til: tit a Kt-oHEM, preatest of blood
purifiers and humor cures, v. lieu all else fails.
FALLING MIR WtZZES?'