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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1897.
Published by the llerald Publishing Co.
In the County 11.00.
Out of the County...., 1.25.
lEntered at the post-ofllce at Columbia, Ten
neBHL'O as second-class mail matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
DEMAND VOK MEN.
worm wants ni"ii inrce nearieu,
miuily men ;
Men who shall Join its chorus and pro
long The psalm of labor and the psalm of
The times want scholars scholars who
shall shape .
The doubtful destinies of dubious years
And land the ark that hears on r conn
Safe on some peaceful Ararat at last.
The Hi:e wants heroes heroes who shall
To struu'trle in the solid ranks of truth
To clutch the monster error hy the
To hear opinion to a loftier seat:
To hlot the era of oppression out
And lend a universal freedom in:
And heaven wants souls fresh
capacious souls ;
To taste its raptures and expand,
Henenth the Klory of its central sun.
It wants fresh soiils, not lean, shriveled
It wants fresh souls, my brother, give
If thou indeed wilt be what scholar
7f thou wilt he a hero, and wilt strive
To help thy fellow and exalt thyself,
Thy feet at lust shall stand on jasper
Thy heart at last shall seem a thousand
Kach single heart with myriad rap
While thou shalt sit with princesses
and with kinps,
Kieh in the jewel of a ransomed soul.
K DO A 11 M. 1 1 A vet.
8 atl' kd ay, September 11, will be
Nashville Dav at the Centennial.
criers continue to rejoice over
"dollar wheat." The Herald Is
authorized to announce for a little
syndicate of Tennessee farmers, that
they have one hundred thousand
bushels of spot wheat to sell for one
dollar a bushel. Now put up or
Messrs. Bostick and Dixnin,
Principals of the Howard Institute
at Mt. Pleasant, opened school lat
Monday with 105 pupils, the legiti
mate fruit of the good work they
have done in the past. It would be
a pity to sacrifice such an institu
tion as this, in order to give protec
tion to the liquor traffic, and we do
not believe that the good people of
Mt. Pleasant will permit it.
The Democratic State Conven
tion of Pennsylvania this week
turned down National Chairman
Harrity,. endorsed Bryan, the
Chicago platform and free silver at
16 to 1, expressed sympathy for the
striking miners, denounced trial"
by injunction, and played the mis
chief generally. Really this craze
is becoming serious, and we very
much fear it will frighten Miss Pros
The corporation of Brown Univer
sity have passed a ringing resolution,
requesting President Andrews to
withdraw his resignation. They
found that the country would not
endorse their intolerant elfort to in
terfere with free speech, and thej
doubtless found, also, that the sen
timents expressed by President
Brown were more generally en
dorsed than their own, and there
fore the3' came down a peg or two
from their high perch.
That homeless political waif, the
Hon. Josiah Patterson, is now at
tempting to make believe that,
though he disapproved of the Chi
cago platform. he voted for Bryan.
"Shows how far ' a rock-ribbed
Democrat will go for party organiza
tion," he says. Rock-ribbed rats!
If he voted for Bryan which we beg
leave to doubt it was for pie, not
party ; the fear of the record he was
making, not the love for party or
ganization. Josiah is evidently try
ing to hedge.
In your newspaper reading, ob
serve two things; to-wit: The
"free-silver" papers, so-oalled,
owned by McKinley Democrats, so
called, are the first and most
enthusiastic converts to the Repub
lican suggestion that "Prosperity
has come." Second, you will ob
serve that these same papers are the
most active ones against the Popu
lists', their idea being to preveutany
fusion in 1000 between the Demo
crats and Populists. For example,
read the Memphis Commercial
Appeal and the Nashville American.
A prominent society lady of
Nashville, accompanied by two
Hermitage Club swells, in violation
of one of the Centennial City laws,
plucked a tube rose from one of the
flower beds, and a Centennial guard
who was standing near by, promptly
arrested her; not only that, but he
declined to be blutTed by the swells,
and escorted them to the guard
house. What a greeny he was. The
idea of his thinking that the laws
were made to be enforced against
society ladies and Hermitage Club
swells! Of course the smart set
were righteously indignant.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal
takes Congressman Richardson to
task because the Congressman will
not join the gold bug and Republi
can press in the glad acclaim,
"Prosperity has come!" Congress
man Richardson will not be sur
prised at the attack. It is perfectly
natural that a newspaper owned by
McKinley-Deiiioerats should be on
the inside of the Prosperity circle
and first acquainted with the fair
damsel's arrival. It is not surpris
ing, when we consider the owner
ship of rlie Commercial Appeal,
that its editor should at-tnd on high
er heights and see the dawn quicker
and clearer than common mortals
like silver Congressmen. Especially
since history teaches that the little
editorsof the great Commercial are
required to rise early and look
through othorpeoples' spectacles be
fore proclaiming the day, or else get
fired. As the aforesaid newspaper
says of the above mentioned Con
gressman, one who cannot see evi
dences of prosperity under "these"
circumstances, "is wofully ignorant
or wilfully blind." In the way of
metaphor and manufactured enthu
siasm the stenographer of the Com
mercial-Appeal's gold Democrat
owners, is apt; but the only fact he
hits upon, he entirely misses. His
argument, if it may be so termed, is
based upon the proposition that the
farmer last fall sowed 50 cent wheat
and this season is reaping one dol
lar wheat. The fact is, he has'nt
done either. Seed wheat last fall
was from one dollar to $1,10 per
bushel. So upon the sowing propo
sition the Commercial Appeal did
not half way tell the truth. Upon
the reaping part of the story, not
one in a hundred of the farmers
have gotten or will get $ 1 per bushel
for their wheat. Very many sold at
60 cents; even a larger number not
counting these, sold at 65 and TO
cents. Now they are only offered
85 or 90 cents. But that is about as
correct as a disguised gold-bug can
state a fact when discussing the
financial question or Miss Pros
Our regular correspondents will
enjoy their regular annual reunion,
at the Centennial City to-morrow.
We have mailed tickets to all who
have written at all regularly, and
hope they may all And it convenient
and pleasant to attend. And right
here a word of explanation may not
be amiss. These reunions are not
given for the purpose of advertising
the Herald. We think too much of
our correspondents to make con
veniences of them. Neither are
they intended to be occasions for
the entertainment of all our friends.
The Herald's family of friends is
too large to be entertained at one
gathering, and we are opposed to
any kind of partiality. But these
reunions are intended for our
regular, reliable correspondents;
those who, as often as anything oc
curs in their neighborhoods, take
the pains and the time and trouble,
promptly, to write it to the
Herald. We take this means
every year of showing our apprecia
tion of them. Not to recompense
them ; not to reward them; for the
reward would be inadequate to the
service they perform ; but to show
them and remind them that the
Herald is always appreciative of
their favors. We make these com
ments because wo have been com
pelled to decline very many requests
for tickets; but we hope nobody's
feelings will be hurt when they un
derstand that this occasion is in
tended for and must necessarily be
confined to our regular correspond
ents. We would like to include all
our friends; especially some of our
best advertisers and occasional con
tributors, but it is utterly im
practicable for us to do so.
We invite attention to the articles
copied from the Memphis papers in
regard to the telephone situation in
that city. It seems that the Cum
berland Telephone Company has
brought serious trouble upon itself
by its tyranical elfort to crush out
the Citizen's Telephone Company in
Columbia by placing its instruments
in residences at fifty cents a month.
We refer to the statute quoted in the
Scimitar, from which it will be seen
that it is more than probable that
this fixing of rates will compel the
company to give the same rate to
the other towns and cities in the
state. This is a most wholesome
statute, and the people throughout
the 6tate ought to require this com
pany to give them the rate, which
the company has fixed for the citi
zens of Columbia and Maury County.
The agents of this company have
been actively engaged in making a
house to house canvass of this city
and county, begging our people to
take its instruments at fifty cents a
month, and now it is confronted
with a serious state of atTairs. It
will cost nothing to make the de
maud which the Memphis people
have made, and if the company re
fuses to grant the same rate as that
given our people, there will be a
heavy reckoningshould the Supreme
Court sustain the view which Messrs.
Carey fc Ewing, of Memphis have
tiken of the statute. The question
will soon be before the courts, as the
citizens of many towns are organ
izing to test the question. We also
invite attention to the interviews
with several lawyers of the Colum
The gold-bug press and other Re
publicans iu disguise are as busy as
fanners in harvest season, trying to
make the country believe that Pros
perity has returned, and come to
stay. "Dollar wheat,'' is the only
tangible argument they have. And
really they hav'nt that. The gam
blers had that price for about one
working day. but by-times the news
reached the country, the price tum
bled. But granting, for the sake of
argument, that wheat has attained
the dollar mark. In the light of
history, is that conclusive evidence
or is it even prima facie evidence
of pro.-perity for the country? In
August W)0, wheat sold for $1,0S per
bushel. It is easy to remember back
that far. Was 1890 a prosperous
year: in August ISSU, wheat sold
for $1,13 per bushel. Was that a
prosperous year? If so, what caused
the panic and the bank failures in
18!)2 and IBM? Do we want in 1S!)S
and ISit'J that kind of prosperity that
followed the high prices of wheat
ofl8!K)-91? Go to! Their arguments
are fallacious and their claims pre
mature. The only prosperity that
can benefit the country at large,
must come, not from the high price
of a single cereal and that from a
temporary cause, but from an abun
dance of money and a governmental
policy whose effect will be to de
crease the purchasing power of
money, and increase the value of all
that money can buy. This so-called
manufactured prosperity is a delu
sion and a snare.
Governor Taylor has com
muted the death sentence of an
other murderer, to that of life im
prisonment, and the papers are
abusing him some more. But if the
Governor's statement of the case is
true, he has done right. The man
commuted is an Italian called
Parora, and the Governor says that
he is so near an idiot that he could
not, even in his own language, in
telligently express himself. Be
sides, the man he killed was at
tempting to dishonor his humble
home. "I have removed him
from society," says the Governor,
"and those who cry for his blood
need have no fear of molestation
from this miserable imbecile."
Pearl-hunting is one of Maury
County's dormant industries, if such
a term could be correctly used.
While the lakes of Kansas, with
their fabulous supply of pearls, are
rivaling the glittering fields of Klon
dike with their inexhaustible stores
of the yellow stuff both affording
column after column of reading
matter in the daily papers through
out the land Maury County, with
her rivers and creeks abounding in
pearls, is keeping her light hid un
der a bushel. Every day there are
found in our streams pearls ranging
in value from $1 to $45 or $50. With
a little push this might become a
paying industry. Suppose we try it.
Orn entertainment column tells of
the lecture that will soon be de
livered here by Gen. Robt. E. Lee's
old chaplain, and the cause to
which the proceeds will be devoted.
We hope our readers will not in
advertently slight so sacred a cause,
but that they will bestir them
selves, that Rev. Dr. Jones, the
speaker, may have the audience to
which he is entitled.
Gov. Taylor, for the second or
third time, has repeated the state
ment that "in a few days I shall is
sue an address to the people of the
state, and definitely set forth my in
tentions for the future."
May be You Can't
tell a hawk from a handsaw, but
even a Mind man can tell that "Jtltie
Seat" flour is the best. tf
Improvement in Mail Service.
Through the kindness of Post
master Fariss, subscribers of the
Herald who get their mail at post
offices on the railroad north of Co
lumbia will be permitted to get
their papers hereafter on the day of
publication. To do this, Mr. Fariss
will have to keep hi9 force up late
Thursday night, working the papers
off as soon as they are issued from
the press. This is an act of courtesy
on the part of the post-office officials,
and one which will be appreciated
by both the Herald and its patrons.
The best improved place iu the
county, containing 75 acres, situated
one mile from Columbia, on the
Campbellsville pike. Will rent to
responsible party for 2 or 3 years, and
give the use of 6 good milk cows,
which are now paying good money.
The place is nearly all down in
grass, and a nice place to live. Ap
ply to John W. Shelton,
tf Columbia, Tenn.
The Wheat Market.
The price of wheat has dropped
considerably the past week, 85
cents b-iing the lowest mark
reached. Yesterday the price in
Columbia was from 85 to 87 '4 cents.
The dollar wheat, it seems, was only
a happy realization of the speculators.
His Hook and "The llerald," for
The Hook (Joes Free The Condition
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iov. Robert L. Taylor.
In "Gov. Bob Taylor's Tales," you
will find a real good thing. It is one
of the most interesting books on the
market. It contains the three lec
tures which have made Gov. Taylor
famous as a platform orator "The
Fiddle and The. Jlow," "The Para
dine of 'oofs," and "Vision and
Dream." The lectures are given in
full, including all anecdotes and
songs, just as delivered by Gov.
Taylor throughout the country. The
book is neatly published and contains
Now what? Here is the interest
ing part to you. You can get thi
famous work, ivith all it fun and
pathos, for nottiny. Absolutely
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Could anything be fairer? We
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And a nice little book it is. Full
of heart and soul, fun and mujia,
laugh and logic, eloquence and
pathos. This offer will last as long
as our supply of books last; but we
have only a limited supply of the
books, so you had better call early.
N. B. Parties remitting and or
dering by mail, must add ten cents
to cover postage.
Notice to Turnpike Kuilders.
Bids will be received for the grad
ing and building of that portion of the
Williamsport and Columbia turn
pike, reaching from a point near
Amos Seeley's to the junction of the
Whittaker Mill road with the
Hampshire pike; distance about
23,' miles. Also for building a
bridge across Little Bigby. Right
reserved to reject any and all bids.
For particulars, apply to W. J.
Russell, President, or to W. L.
Porter. Sec. and Treas., William-
sport, Tenn. Apply at once. It
On the same clay that a negro was
legally hanged at Memphis for an
outrage on tho person of a white
girl, a man was shot to death by
avenging pursuers for a similar
crime near Chicago. Mob violence
is too common in the United States,
but it i9 not altogether sectional.
Christian Advocate: It is doubt
less great satisfaction to a man to
engage in debate and have his back
ers and admirers tell him that he
has won a grand victory. Such a
man is easily satisfied. We cannot
help believing that he thinks more
of self than he does of souls, and
more of creed than he does of Christ.
If there ever was a time when these
Ishmaels were justified in their war
fare, that time has passed. They
occupy about the same relation to
the Church that prize fighters do to
society, and the Church would do
well to relegate them to the rear, or
force them to reform.
"Cash Do Talk."
And for this I have marked prices
on everything I have in stock "way
down." I want to change my stock.
You know I keep first-class work,
and now come right along and get
first choice. Yours to serve,
tf S. P. Payne.
A local reader in our last issue
said that the personal property of
the late J. S. Bingham, would be
sold on the premises, one mile from
Isom's Store, on Thursday, the 8th
day of September. It should have
read, Wednesday, the 8th. Remem
ber the correct date. Wednesday the
8th, and by attending you may pick
up some bargains.
Th" nreat Wallace Shows will be
in ('-! -nubia on Wednesday, Sep
tember -"2. This is said to b a first
class show in every particular, the
main features being its mineum,
menagerie, circus and royal Roman
FIGlennon, Anderson Easter.
We sell goods for cash only, but sell them very to:i
Is considered the most unpleasant in the
year by people who live in Southern cities,
from the fact that the "pesky" mosquito is
worse in September than any other month.
It is our good fortune to be able to offer you two lots of
Mosquito Bars at lower prices than you have had them be
fore. One lot, live dozen, large size round bars, with hock and
cord to put them up, at gSc each.
One lot, two dozen, large size square bars, with umbrella
frames, cord and hook to put them up, $1.25 each.
One lot of full size White Counterpanes, the $1.00
kind, at fjc.
One lot of large size White Counterpanes, no defects
in this lot, and the kind you often see at $1.50 each,
Monday's price gSc each.
One lot of full size Pillow Slips, the 15c kind, at nic.
A well-known brand of 10-4 sheeting that sells from
25c to .30c, Monday's price, ig i-2c.
' Also a well-known brand of 9-4 sheeting that sells
from nz to 25c per yard, Monday"1 s p rice iSc per yd..
Just a few more of those $1.00 and $1.50 shirt waists
left, to go at 50c each.
One lot of latest style Ducks for fall wear, the iz
kind, at 10c per yard.
LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR.
Lot No. 1759, night robes, trimmed in embroidery, at
Lot No. 1778, night robes, trimmed in embroidery, at 60c.
Lot No. 1 235, umbrella skirts, ruffle and embroidery, at $1.
Lot No. 179, skirts, with ruffles and tucks, at 75c.
Lot No. 555, ladies' umbrella shaped pants, trimmed with
embroidery, 50c pair.
Lot No. 520, ladies' pants, embroidery, ruffles and tucks,,
at 50c pair.
Lot No. 508, ladies' pants, tucked and hemmed, at 25c pr..
Corset covers, trimmed lace and embroidery, at 25ceach
We will be opening new dress goods next week.
If you see it in pur ad. it's so.
ElcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
P. S. New Penangs for shirt waists just received.
McK., A. & F.
SOME KAMISL1SU THOUGHTS.
Is there not in your neighborhood
a person whose past has a blot on it,
and whose name is mentioned with
a look of holy horror by cronies
when together for a chat? It is of
such persons I would write this
week, and may my pen be dipped
in power for the task.
If a man commit a crime, be given
a fair trial, be found guilty, and be
condemned, what becomes of him?
He goes to prison and works out his
sentence. And then? Then he is
guiltless in the eye of the law, and
he is as though he had done no
wrong thing. His retention in pris
on has expiated his crime; he is a
pure member of society. But what
says society through you? The an
sw'er by deeds is this: "The stain
of that wrong shall stay on him for
ever; he shall be hampered in every
way; he shall be prevented from
getting an honorable position by
meddlesome tongues reviving the
story of the past; he shall be
hounded by the voices of those who
say. 'I am holier than thou'; he
shall be made to feel that the world
is too small for him to hide himself,
and the grave too shallow to purify
him ; for the stigmata of crime shall
fasten even on his children after
If a man commit a sin and no one
knows it, he is pure as the unsullied
snow in the eyes of the world; but if
it be known, though he weep over it
until his very substance is washed
away by the flood of grief, though
he agonize with regrets, though he
spend his last effort to right a
wrong, yet in every neighborhood
are those whose memories are long
as death or whose hearts are hard as
adamant, whose cool, calculating
ways save them from sin or whose
clever concealments save them from
discovery, these Pharisees, I say,
will summon the ghosts of a man's
past from the grave, though it all be
buried deep beneath accumulated
years of remorse and unhappiness.
Like mythical ghouls and real
hyenas, these lovers of carrion will
dig till they find the treasure they
seek, the sin spot; and they rejoice
with bowlings that all the world can
If a life of probity be lived for 2"
years or more, aud the deeds of
good be plentiful as grain in harvest
time; if the citadel of character be
held by keen conflict with evil, un
til, some weary moment of sloth,
and evil then rush in through some
unguarded spot, though only for a
few moments, the world through
the deeds of the world, says that the
years of probity count for naught.
Thereafter the spot shall b larger
than the character it is on, the trmi-
ment be larger than the whole, the
five minutes of evil blot out the
whole memory of a quarter of a cen
tury of good. An earthquake rends
in a moment the works put up by a
patient process of accretion, and
there is nothing then but dust and
disaster where beauty stood before;
and so is it with the dazed man who
is the sufferer from the moral up
heaval of bitterness and uncharity
in a community. One moment he
lightly stands before them all,
worthy of confidence and recognized
as a power for good, the next mo
ment his character lies bruised and
mangled, never to be well again so
far as the Levites and Pharisees
care, never to live and move and
have full being again unless some
barred-out Samaritan with good
ness, far excelling that of these
aloof ones, comes to the rescue with
sympathy and love.
If a girl kept intentionally ignor
ant of herself, by those who train
her, and who know not the dilfer-
ence between ignorance and purity,
makes Kfaux pan under the stress
of feelings that she does not under
stand and the pleadings of the man
who ought tc be worthy of trust,
then her own kith and kin too often
turn on her like ravening beasts,
driving her out into the world to
further wrong-doing and certain
destruction. Upon her head, fair
and inexperienced, are visited the
sins of omission committed by those
who raised no warning voice to tell
of the pitfalls of life.
If the All-Father takes note of the
fall of a sparrow, and tenderly bears
with our misdeeds, giving solace to
tbe wounded spirit when even those
who should cherish it turn from it,
how grimly must He smile when He
sees little mites of humanity, and
frail as small, usurping the power of
Clod and dethroning Him to sit them
selves in harsh, unforgiving, unre
lenting judgement on their fellows,
whose conditions of stress and temp
tation none but the All-Wise can
know. And those of us whose hearts
have sorrowed and suffered, whose
feelings have grown tender under
affliction, whose feet linger nearer
and nearer the source of all gentle
ness and kindness, meekness and
peace, have the growing sense that
much of the evil in the world is fos
tered ami strengthened by those
who fals-ely conclude themselves to
be good, barring as they do by their
sacro-sanct manners the way of hopo
and life and labor and happiness to
the sinner, who sorrows and would
do better. The wandering one grows
hardened at exposure, callous to the
gain of the race once honored, fierce
in enmity to society; and so on from
bad to worse until the end confirms
the evil tbeories of the professedly
Rarnood'sSarsapartlia tor the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains.