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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FTUPAY, JULY 1G, 1S07.
PnWished by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County $1.00.
Out ( the County 1.2S.
Enterl at the pout-office t Columbia, Ten
neHe as second-clans maU matter.
P. D. LANDER, Editor.
ISHAM l. HARMS.
That is a familiar name to well
road people in ull the States of this
Uniou; and in Tennessee, where it
was known and loved best, it will
never die. The man who Isore it
was a patriot, a soldier and a states
man. For fifty long years lie lived
in the glare of public life. His
mettle was severely tried in war,
his patience sorely tried in peace.
Me was honored, he was fl ittered,
he was cajoled, ho was tempted; but
he never even once faltered, much
less fell, and out of the smoke of
battle, through the fiery furnace of
political jealousies, purged of the
calumnies of little minds, his name
shone brighter nnd brighter as years
of greatness proved his worth, until
at last he rose to that highest pin
nacle of punlic life, the thoroughly
trusted, devotedly loved, unrivalled
leader of the dominant political
party of a great state
There has never
Harris in Tennessee,
(f there ever will be.
Gentry, Jones nnd
and we doubt
eminent men in their times. They
were great men, and had strong
personal foilowings. But they had
their ups and downs, their victories
and defeats. None of them ever
fought political battles hair as long
or half as many as Ishaui O. Harris,
and without losing one; and none
save he ever reached that absolute
ly unrivalled position where his word
or wish was the law, and where no
one dared oppose him.
Jackson was peculiarly suited to
his day and time. Circumstances
had much to do with Polk's success,
nnd Johnson's preferment was more
of accident than of merit, and then
lie sustained himself not any too
well. But history will write of
Senator Harris that he made of him
self what he was, and that for forty
years or more he moulded the politi
cal sentiment of Tennessee as com
pletely as his own.
He took Tennessee out of the
Uniou, and never a braver patriot
drew sword than he in her defense.
He carried Tennessee's credit
with him through all the four years
of war, and sent it safely home,
even before he was allowed to come
himself, and while a price was put
upon his head.
He took up the broken threads
and through the trying days of re
construction routed the camp fol
lowers of the war and restored this
people to their own.
He for twenty years in the Senate
has stood for the rights of the States
against paternalism, for the rights
of the people against plutocracy,
and he more than any other one
man thwarted the threatened dan
ger of that most .infamous of all
liatf nl measures, the Fores bill.
When its friends were most hope
ful, when its enemies were heart
sick and tired, wIhmi it seemed that
sectional hate would once more
trample upon and humiliate the
South, 1 sham (. Harris, who had
stood for days and nights watchful,
tireless, alert and ready, with his
matchless parliamentary skill sud
denly sidetracked the measure be
fore its friends knew what he was
doing, and the session already Hear
ing its end, closed with it still on the
Bight then the grateful hearts of
Teiinesseeans said, "the old man
shall die in the highest olllco we
can give him." Since then, it has
been political suicide to oppose him,
and he died as he had lived, "first
in the hearts of his countryman."
No pen can write him greater
than he was, no eulogy can make
his name more immortal. Tn the
brainiest body of men ou earth, he
ranked a leader. Through the
stormiest period of his country's his
tory, he stood side by side with' its
bravest patriots, and in quieter
times he hps fought battles no less
heroic. He never dodged an enemy
nor deceived a friend; he never
faltered in his fealty to his people or
their interest; he never compro
mised a principle or bent the knee
in suppliant fawning; he punished
his enemies by rewarding his
friends; he won not by indirection,
but by magnificent leadership; lie
was direct even to abrubtness, and
his word once given was as good as
any man's bond. He might have
died rich, but he preferred to die
poor, that he might leave a name
untarnished with even the sus
picion of a bribe. He has served his
generation well, and while the
deeds of great men live in history,
his name will never die.
Thk taritf bill is almosta law, and,
if Prophet Hanna's forecasts are to
be relied upon, we can now get our
rain-barrels ready for the shower of
Mr. C.W. IurixK, Tax Assessor
for this district, in the painstaking,
faithful discharge of his official
duty, has "discovered"1 about one
hundred and fifty thossand dollars
more of personalty subject to tax
ation than has heretofore been
taxed. That much for having a
man who will carefully, intelligent
ly and conscientiously do 'his duty.
But that is not the main purpose of
this article. It occurs t us that
there is yet some work to be done on
this same line. Why should not the
County Trustee as the law makes
it his duty to do assess these delin
quents for tho last three years?
And why should not the City
Recorder do the same for so much
of it as may be liable for city taxes,
which, we are informed, is aboutoue
half. Parties who hold back their
personalty and hide it from the Tax
Assessor, ought not to be allowed to
escape when they are once caught;
and now that Mr. Irvine has caught
them, the other officials ought to
see that the law is enforced. In
deed there ought to be a penalty
prescribed for such cases; persons
who fail or refuse to give in all their
property subject to taxation, when
caught ought to be taxed double.
But that is not the law, and all we
are asking for now is the enforce
ment of the law ; and that, in justice
and fairness to the other tax payers,
we shall insist upon.
Juihe Anderson has "discov
ered" another alleged trust in Nash
ville, which he designates as the
"drug trust." In charging the grand
jury last Wednesday, he said: "I
am informed, and the Attorney Gen
eral has the names of witnesses by
whom it can be proven, that if a
merchant or dealer in this city buys
certain proprietary or patent medi
cines that the manufacturer of has
the exclusive right to put up, and if
he cuts the prices, if he is content to
sell his goods at lower prices to his
customers than the man from whom
he purchased them dictates, and is
content to make a less profit on his
goods, and they find it out, then that
man cannot purchase any more goods
of that kind from that particular
manufacturer; and if he handles
them at all, he has to get them sur
reptiously and has to have them
sent through two or three different
ways, and have to take a circuitous
route to get to his house."
There is much speculation in po
litical circles just now as to who will
become Senator Isham G. Harris'
successor in the United States Sen
ate, and the most popular opinion is
that the toga will fall upon Hon.
Benton McMiliin, one of Tennessee's
present able Representatives. Mr.
McMiliin is a sterling Democrat, a
brilliant man, of courage and vigor,
and should Gov. Taylor see fit to ap
point him to fill the vacancy, we be
lieve the people would be well
pleased. Senator Harris' successor
will serve until the meeting of the
General Assembly in 18'.)!), when an
election will bo held to fill out the
term ending in March, l'.Ml.
Moxev is easy in Maury County.
The people are nearer out of debt
than they have been for years, and
the banks have more money on de
posit than they know what to do
with. With seasonable weather
from now on, and if the farmers can
do as well with their com as their
wheat, as wdl witli their second as
their first crop of potatoes, as well
with their late as their early hay,
a wave of prosperity would spread
over Maury, McKinleyism and gold
bugism, with all their attendant dis
advantages and drawbacks to the
The Chicago Chronicle, a red-hot
gold bug organ during the last presi
dential campaign, says: "McKin
leyism successfully played the gold
brick game upon a large number of
Democrats in the United States,
and now insolently demands that
Democrats who have been their
victims shall continue to give them,
directly or indirectly, their support."
The work for a constitutional con
vention in Maury County, we fear,
has not been as aggressive as it
should be. The friends to the move
ment should bestir themselves, as
the time for voting on the question
is not very far distant.
J unci k Anderson, of Davidson
county, has a peculiar disliking for
trusts and combines. So have the
people in general, and they are get
ting awfully tired of them, too.
It's a pity that the taritf bill
the republican panacea for all
financial ills wasn't passed in time
to avert the miners' strike.
McKendree Collkoe has con
ferred the degree of LL. D. upon
Hon. William J. Bryan.
Death was the only enemy to
which Ishaui G. Harris ever showed
the white flag of truce.
Don't Quarrel With the
And kick down the
buy "Blue Seal" only
troubles will cease.
Itlx Sal.l That He Will Succeed Senator
The Nashville Sun says:
"The general impression in Nash
ville among politicians and friends
of Gov. Taylor is that Hon. Benton
McMiliin will be appointed to suc
ceed the late Senator Harris.
"Some are of the opinion that the
appointment will be made at once,
and others seem to think that the
Governor will take his time and
name the new Senator in th fall.
"The story goes tn it t!i- G ive.rnor
lias had his mind made up to ap
point McMiliin for several days,
though he refused to discuss the
matter except with intimate friends.
"Of course the appointment of a
Senator has aroused the liveliest in
terest throughout the State, and a
multitude of gentlemen have been
mentioned as proper ones for the
toga of Senator Harris to fall upon.
"It seems to be conceded if East
Tennessee should get the plum it
would go to John K. Shields, of
Morristown. But there are political
reasons why East Tennessee cannot
be considered. If Shields should
happen to get the appointment, it
would mean a verification of the
Governor's oft-repeated declaration
that he is 'out of politics.'
"In Middle Tennessee, besides
McMiliin, the names of James I).
Itichardson, J. J. Vertrees, John W.
Childress, Jonn M. Bright and A. S.
Colyur have been mentioned.
"In West Tennessee Thomas B.
Turley, E. W. Carmack and James
D. Porter have been mentioned.
"If McMiliin is appointed then
both Senators will be from Middle
A FIENDISH BE El).
Young Lady at Wwt l'olnt Outraged
The story of an atrocious deed
comes from West Point, a station ou
the West Point branch of the Nash
ville & Florence railroad, about 20
miles from Lawrenceburg.
Tuesday morning Miss Rene Wil
liams, about 18 years of age, and
sister of David Williams, telegraph
operator at that place, went to the
woods a short distance from her
home, picking blackberries. Later
in the day she was missed and a
search made for her. Her body was
found in the woods terribly mangled,
and bore appearances of having
been dead several hours. It is sup
posed that she was outraged either
by a white tramp seen in the neigh
borhood, or a negro, and was killed
in her attempt to resist the villian.
Blood hounds were procured and
a large posse of enraged citizens
have been in pursuit. At last ac
counts he had not been captured.
Just before our hour of going to
press yesterday afternoon news was
received here of the capture of the
fiend a negro by the name of An
thony Williams about two miles
below Pruitton, Ala. He was car
ried to West Point, and at last ac
counts the incensed citizens were
preparing to either hang or bum
him. A drummer who had just ar
rived from West Point and had teen
the negro and the mob, was seen by
a Herald reporter at the depot yes
terday evening. Ho said that the
people were confident that they had
the rijnit person and were hungering
after his blood.
Jwlire Ferris Koastetl.
(From tin' Lincoln Comity Lead
John C. Ferris, Chairman of the
County Court of Davidson County,
has issued a circular letter addressed
"To the Judges and Chairmen of the
Coiintv Courts of Tennessee," in
which he savs one of the main ob
jects of those who favor a Constitu
tional Convention is to abolish the
County Court system. He makes
an earnest appeal to the J. P. s to
vote against the convention. By
reading between the lines, his letter
sounds like ho is saying: "You
should vote against the convention,
Mr. J. P., because it might abolish the
Coiintv Court anil knock you out
of about $10 per annum for attend
ing1 the court." Every intelligent
Justice of the Peace should look
upon the letter of Mr. Ferriss as an
insult to his integrity. The idea of
asking a patriotic American citizen
to vote against a convention that
will save the taxpayers of Tennessee
$1,000,000 per annum merely because
it will knock him out of about $10!
Does Mr. Ferriss believe the Justices
of the Peace in this county can be
bought for the paltry sum of $10?
We do not know the convention
would abolish the County Court
indeed, we do not believe it would.
We rather think it would place it in
the power of the qualified voters in
each county to say whether or not
the same, or a less number of men
should transact the business affairs
of the county ; and surely no man
ought to object to this. We have
talked with several members of the
County Court in this county, and
were gratified to find so many of them
in favor of the convention. We
have not a word to say against those
who oppose the convention that is
their privilege; but we trust they
will find some ground for their op
position other than the ten or twelve
dollars per annum they get for at
tending the County Court.
It has been stated by some oppo
nents of the Constitutional Conven
tion, for the purpose or frightening
the people, that we had no guarantee
that the Convention would submit
the Constitution to the people for
their ratification or rejecting. We
think section S) of the- act of the
Legislature, which provides for the
Convention, to be absoluely conclu
sive of this question. It is as fol
"Sec. '.t. P.e it further enacted,
that the Constitution or form of
government which said Constitu
tional Convention may adopt, shall
not be of any binding force until the
same has been ratified by a mojority
of the voters at an election held for
that purpose in such manner and at
such time as the Convention shall
provide." The Nashville Sun.
A CO LB DAY IN JULY.
Mercury In Therm intets Took a ilig
Tuesday was a "cold clay in July"
compared with what the weather
has ben but whether' -or not the
innumerable events took place which
were promised to happen should
such a day even come, we are un
able to say. I: wasn't "cold"
enough for fires, but windows were
closed, and whMi night came blank
ets were brought into requisition.
Of course, nobody kicked about it,
but, nevertheless, it was unusually
cool for this season of the year. The
highest temperature for the day was
75, which was about 12 degrees be
low tlie normal temperature for
The rains the first of the week were
general throughout the county and
were or great benefit to the corn
crops and all other vegetation.
Though it is not so very strange why
people like to trade at our little store iii
the forks of the road; because we always
do what we promi-e. We are offering
this week :
(iood sugar house molasses, ner
gallon, at iio
Oaromel drips at
231 bs good preserving sugar $1.00
22 lbs good augai ... $1.00
21 lbs Y. U. sugar il.00
) ', lb West Tennessee tobacco 15
Fruit jars, 1 quart, per dozen ,"
Fruit jars, 2 quart, per dozen Im
Have just received a line lot choice
country hams, small and medium size.
Prices named are net cash.
W. K. McK EXXON.
Service nt First SI. K. Cliuicli.
Dr. Kelley has gone to tho Epworth
League International Conference, at
Toronto, Canada, where he is to
speak July 17. During his absence
the pulpit of the First M. E. Church,
South, will be filled by the following
preachers: Rev. W. H. Johnston,
July 18, third Sunday; Rev. Lem
Long, July 2", fourth Sunday; first
and second Sundays in August, Dr.
J. W. Boswell, assistant editor of
the Christian Advocate. On the sei
ond Sunday in August Dr. Kelley
will dedicate a church recently built
on the battle-ground of Fort Donel
son, in which battle he participated
as commander of cavalry.
Rev. W. R. McKennoti preached
in the South Columbia M. E. Church
last Sunday morning, and Rev. W.
A. Provine at night.
Services at the Catholic church
next Sunday morning at 8:45 o'clock
by Rev. D. W. Ellard. All invited
Revs. W. A. Provine and
Gabard left Monday for a
the churches in Hickman,
Wayne, Lawrence and the
eastern part of Maury Counties
A successful revival meeting was
closed at the new Baptist Chapel in
South Columbia, last Saturday
Convocation of NttHlivllle.
The Convocation of Nashville will
meet in St. Peter's Church, Colum
bia, on Tuesday the 20th inst. The
first services will be held on the even
ingof that day at 8 o'clock, when the
convocation sermon will be preach
ed by the Rev. George H. Clare, St.
Mary Magdalene's Church, Fayette
ville. Wednesday morning at 10::i0,
service, and sermon by Rev. Mr. Da
kin of Murfreesboro, with celebra
tion of the holy communion. Wed
nesday evening atKo'clock, service,
and sermon by Rev. Mr. Miller of
Trinity Church, Clarksville.
On Thursday, the 22nd, there will
be a memorial service at St. John's,
Ashwood, attended by all theclergy,
at 11 a. in. Bishop Gailor will lie
present and deliver a memorial ser
mon. Business meetings of tho convoca
tion will be held at St. Peter's
Church at :i o'clock in the afternoon
of the same day. A brief business
meeting will bo held at St. John's
Church at the conclusion of the ser
The closing meeting of the con
vocation will be held in St. Peter's
Church, Thursday evening at 8
o'clock, when addresses ou tho sub
ject of missions will be delivered by
several of the clergy.
The people of Mt. Pleasant, Wil
liumsport and Cross Bridges are
especially invited to attend the ser
vice at St. John's, Ashwood.
T. F. Martin,
Bean of Convocation.
Will Not Closp Our (Jnllcry.
Owing to a rush in our business,
we have decided not to close our
gallery during the summer. We
hope our friends and the general
puollc will call on us when in need
of a good picture.
It Fielden Bros.
UNCALLED FOR LETTERS.
Tlie following is the list of letter re
maining in the post-ollice, for the week
ending July hi, 1S'.I7.
Stockanl, A W
Parties calling for the above
will please say advertised.
W. A. Howard. P
Farmer! Farmer! Farmer!
McLemore has always paid
highest market price for corn
wheat, and will continue to do so, at
tliH McLemore Corn Mill or at any
tf City Gk.wx & Feed Co.
Wheat! Wheat!! Wheat!!!
We are not storing wheat to mill
or on speculation, therefore are not
interested in seeing prices hammer
ed down 'i harvest time. We want
a high and an advancing market, as
it is easier for us to handle grain on
this kind of a market. We will
handle your wheat on a small com
mission. Call to see or telephone
us if you want the highest prices.
tf " City Gkaix fc Fkkd Co.
Not only piles of the vorv worst kind
can lie cured by le Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve, hut ee.ema, sealds, burns, bruis
es, boils, ulcers and all other skin trou
bles ran be instantly relieved by tlie
same remedy. A. I'.. Knins. Iy
FIGennon, Anderson Foster.
We sell goods for cash oily, but sell them very low.
July the 31st is our day
for stock-taking and we find it much easier to count
money than it is to measure and roll goods, so if you
want anything in the Dry Goods line, tnnv is the time, and
this is the place to buy them.
We have too many ladies' fine Oxfords, so next
and all next week, we offer thirty-six pairs each, oxblood
and black Oxfords, the $3.00 kind, at $i.gS per pair.
We have twenty more pieces of those Jacona Swisses,
30 inches wide, to go Monday at 6 J-jc.
Also twenty pieces of silk striped challies at 6 j-yc, for
mer price jc per yard.
Six pieces of striped and checked grass linen, the 30c
quality, Monday"1 s price, igc per yard.
Six black satine skirts, the $1.00 kind, next Monday's
price, 6jc each.
Two black sattne skirts, the $1.50 kind, at gSc each.
Ladies' Fancy Parasols. At Sjc each. Ladies' all silk
white parasols, were $1.25.
At $1.10 each. Ladies wite silk parasols with one ruffle,
At $i.jo each. Ladies' white silk parasols with two ruf
fles, were $2.00.
At $1.75 each. Ladies' white silk parasols with one ruf
fle, hemmed, were $2.50.
At $2.50 each. Ladies' white, pink, light blue and black
parasols with chiffon ruffle, were $3.50.
At $3.75 each. Ladies' elegant white, pink and light blue
chiffon covered parasols, were $5.00.
Forty pair of boys' black and tan Oxfords, sizes z to 5,
the $2.00 kind; our clearance price, gSc per pair.
Gentlemen's straw hats, the $1.50 kinds, at gSc each.
The $1.00 and $1.25 kind, at ?jc.
The 75c kind at 49c. Five dozen zero straw hats at 25c
each; were 40c and 50c.
If you see it in our ad. it's so. ,,
FflcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
P. S. Have just received 55 dozen white and colored
bordered hankerchiefs that we will sell next Monday at
2 i-2c each. Also 50 dozen colored bordered handkerchiefs
at 1 1-2C each, or jc per dozen.
McK., A. & F.
THKM Di:K OLD i 1511 l.T Til I N1 S.
We were ready for tlie niovin'
Jus' before we came to town,
An' the auctioneer was sellin'
All the things a standin' rmm'.
Fur my son had writ a letter
(That I wish von folks could see)
Savin,' "Dcarold pap an' mother
S'ou must come an' live with me.
"I've a pile o' cash an' lixin's,
In a house that's big and new,
An' my wife an' me are thinkin'
That it only needs you two."
So we promised that we'd join him,
And we'd sell the old home stuff,
For you see his city furniture
Was grand and line enough.
An' to cart out old-time lumber
l'p to modern houses well,
'Twould be like puttin' shawls an' caps
Kight on a bouncing belle.
At least my son be said so,
An' altho' it seem so queer,
We notified the neighbors
An' the people far and near.
An' they gathered, slow but surely,
Sittin' standin,' all about,
Till the old clock struck eleven,
An' the crier hollered out.
I didn't mind the parlor things,
That weren't the worse for wear,
Tho' 1 felt a little ipilvery when
They sold the big arm chair;
An' when he struck the garret,
An' began to call out loud,
The cradle and the walkin' cage,
To all that starin' crowd,
I turned an' looked at 'Lizheth
(She was hangiii, down her head)
An' then I went right to the barn
An' hid behind the shed.
' course we had to do it.
An' I would make no fuss.
For my son's as good as gold an'
His wife's that nice to us.
Hut somehow when the twilight conies
An' steals about these halls
An' I seethe handsome lookin' glass
A-donblin' all the walls.
I fee so kinder lonesome,
An' funny in my head,
An' once or twice I went an' cried
Kight in my foldin'bed.
For we have a foldin' bed, an' all
The fashionable truck
Tbat comes with gettin' money
Thro' a sudden streak o' luck.
Hut, sometimes, w hen I dream I'm back
An' in the old home place,
I get awake, an' find the tears
A streamin' down my face;
An' often when I'm rock in' in
This chair with botinein' springs,
I'd give my life to trade it for
Them dear old garret tilings.
Card of Thanks.
By the request of my wife, I desire
to extend to our friends and rela
tives our heart-felt thanks for the
many kindness bestowed upon us
during her sickness.
W. A. Vookhies.
Nonsense mid News, (Mils ami I'.nds,
Wise Hinl Otherwise.
The melon-colic days are come.
The man who relies on luck is
lucky if lie keeps out of the poor
Business Man Why the necessity
for all this fuss about'the north pole?
If it can't be found in the ordinary
way, why don't they advertise for it?
To bo happy is not always being
right. God judges us not by the
number of our blessings, but by our
purity of heart and fruitfulness in
his service. India Watchman.
"A penny saved," said Uncle
Eben, "is a penny earned. But dat
ain't no 'scuse foil wastin' mo' time
tryin' to dodge er expense of two
bits dan it ud take ter git fo' dollars
by workin'." Washington Star.
The following sentence, said to be
taken verbatim from a law recently
passed by the Nebraska Legislature,
has a very strange and alarming
sound. Ferliaps a preposition has
been dropped out of the last phrase:
"It shall be unlawful for any person
to fire off or discharge any pistol, re
volver, shotgun, rifle, or any fire
arms whatsoever on any public road
or highway in any county of the
State of Nebraska, except to destroy
j some wild, ferocious, and dangerous
I beast, or an olMcer in the discharge
i of his duty."
A teacher examining his class in
Bible knowledge asked:
"What did Sampson slay the Phil
Wishing to help them to remem
ber it he tapped his jawbone with
his finger, saving:
"What is this?"
Then they exclaimed with a
The jawbone of an ass." Spare
Little Erastus Mammy, what did
General Washington do, anyway,
on de Fourt' o' July?
. Maminj Why, be dun inwented
dein dar firh crackahs, child, an'
dey celebrates de fac by shootin'
'em. Head up, chile, read up.
Garwood's Sarsnparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A.B.Rains.
'. Lost Forever.
"Lost Yesterday, somewhere be
tween sunrise und sunset, twogolden
hours, each set with 0 diamond
minutes. No reward olfered, for
they ilre gone forever." Horace