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THE COLUMIUA ITEliALD: FIJI!) AY, SEPTKMHEli 10, 18J7.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
HU H8C KI FT ION KATK8I
In tnoCounty Il.no.
Out of the County 1.25.
Kntered at the post-office at Columbia, Ten
nessee as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
Gov. Taylor's "full and frunk J
statement to tlte people" as to his
"future intention-," Ivh not ma
Oir, yps, wheat and silver have
parted company, and Hilly Bryan in
dead. Rut somehow his irhost re
mains to disquiet the nerves of the
Ik the courts were as prompt in
enforcing the written law, as the
mobs are in enforcing the unwritten
law, that would solve the question.
Fkipay, October!, will be Bryan's
day at the Nashville Centennial. If
you want to see Mr. McKinley's
successor, then is the time and
there the place, for Hilly is the boy.
Thk American dates its birth from
the day tint Mr Leland Rankin
assumed management. It has been
a better newspaper since then, but
the trouble with the American is
that it has so manv births that it is
hard for the public to keep up with
its politics or its policies. It is now
owned by corporationists and gold
bugs, and the sooner it is born again,
Thk double strength of the coal
barons is in the starving process
and trial by injunction. They have
not only enjoined the strikers from
marching and singing near the
mines, but now another hireling
judge has enjoined a preacher from
holding divine services. Of course
these iniunctions will not stand the
test of the courts, but it shows the
danger of the Injunction process
when corruptly used.
Oxe of the ludicrous features of
these "piping times of peace," is to
hear men who call themselves
Democrats, but who never did vote
for Bryan, swear that they never
will. What if they never do! They
are so pitifully few in this neck of
the woods at least that they never
will be missed. All we ask of them
is that if they do not intend to sup
port Democratic nominees, they
should stay out of Democratic pri
maries. Now your Uncle Josiah is trying
to hedge some more. Last week he
said that, just in order to be regular,
he voted for Bryan. The Bryan
men didn't believe him, and his Mc
Kinlev cohorts didn't like the in
formation a little bit. So this week
he says that he will never again
vote for the principles contained in
the Chicago platform. Ooodl Now
if Josiah will only keep his last
promise, and by no sheepish pre
tense ever hereafter attempt to
enter the Democratic fold, we move
that his past offenses be all forgiven
At Richmond, Va., a few days
since, a mob lynched a white man
charged with assaulting a young
lady. The next day it was clearly
proven that lie was innocent and ab
solutely ignorant of the ollense, and
the leaders of the mob were of
course very penitentover their "mis
take." Now if the law would hang
every man connected with that mob,
there would be fewer such mistakes
in the future. Mob law is murder at
best, but the most terrible part of it
is that a large per cent of the men
hung by mobs, are innocent, and
are not unfrequently better citizens
than those who hang them.
Nearly every city and town in
Alabama has within the past twenty
four hours quarantined against
Ocean Springs, New Orleans and
other yellow-fever infected districts,
and most of them are enforcing their
quarantines at the point of shot
guns. Persons from anywhere near
the infected places are hustled
through the State without being per
mitted to leave the cars. A large
number of North Alabama people
who have been summering at Ocean
Springs and other Gulf points are
shut off by the quarantine and can
not get away to go anywhere, be
cause all trains are now running
past those points without stopping.
Ocb North Columbia correspond
ent iu his items last week stated
that the new grocery starting there
would have a saloon attachment.
Our correspondent had been mis
Informed, and in his notes this
week "with pleasure" makes the
correction. The time has passed
when any good community will give
any sort of welcome to a saloou. In
fact, it is the opinion of some good
lawyers that where any man invades
a new territory and tarts a drink
ing dive, adjoining property owners
may recover damages for injury to
their property. Public opinion is
fast outlawing the saloon, and of
course the law makers will soou or
late follow public opinion.
Yellow fever, that most dreaded
of Southern plagues, has broken out
at Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Staun
ton, Miss., and though in a mild
type has caused consternation, more
or less, all over the South, very many
towns and cities promptly quaran
tining against refugees from these
points. The disease may abate
without further trouble, or again it
may spread. No one can tell. Co
lumbia may soon be confronted with
the question of "quarantine" or "no
quarantine." and anticipating that
question we wish to suggest to our
City Fathers and to calm the fears
of the timid, by reminding them that
during the yellow fever epidemic of
1878, when it was far more virulent
than now, and hundreds of miles
nearer our doors, Columbia threw
wide open its gates and invited all
to come in. This town, during that
summer and early fall, was crowded
with these refugees, who in manv
instances proved to he delightful ac
quisitions to society and most excel
lent customers to our merchants.
We think our experience then will
justify a like course now; and where
there seems to be no real danger
from the disease, where experience
has taught that the germs will not
live, we think it not only inhospita
ble and against our business inter
ests, but inhuman, unchristian and
cruel, to refuse refuge to the home
less ones of our own Southern flesh
The telephone war is simmering
this week. From advices from Mem
phis and elsewhere we learn that a
kind of truce has been agreed upon
until the Cumberland people make
answer to the demands already
made upon them. If they accede to
the demand for 50 cent phones, made
by Memphis, of course that ends the
war. Or if they choose to ''tackle,"
and rather than make cheap
rates over the state they should re
store the old rate in this county,
then that will transfer the seat of
battle to this county again and will
bring on a great deal more talk. Or,
if they decide to stand pat on their
hand, and claim the right to make
their own rates with each town or
city, independent the one of the
other, then the battle lines will en
compass the state and we will war
to the death. In the meantime,
while others are at rest, the Her
ald will take a breathing spell
We all had a good time last Sat
urday, and the Herald is delighted
that its family reunion was so large
ly attended and so greatly enjoyed,
and we are doubly pleased at the
perfect behavior, going and coming
and all day long. Now go to work
to make your election sure for next
year. The Herald already has in
mind a trip nearly if not quite as
enjoyable as the one we have just
had. If you would be one of m,
write regularly, twice a month or
oftener. Don't wait for the news to
accumulate. A short newsy letter
is far more acceptable than a long
essay. Remember that a responsi
bility rests upon you; for whenever
anything of importance happens in
your neighborhood, we rrly upon you
to tell our readers of it promptly,
while it is news. Help us to make
the Herald what it should be, and
we will do our best to make you en
joy at least one day in the year.
It is a question upon which the
Herald is timid with its advice;
but the opinion prevails among
wheat men that farmers cannot sow
too much wheat this fall. They say
that the old wheat was entirely ex
hausted before the new crop came
in this year, and that the present
supply of the world's wheat is not
enough to feed the people until next
year's crop is harvested; and that
it will be next to a physical impossi
bility to supply that deficit and cre
ate a surplus in one year, that will
lower the price below prevailing
figures. Wheat is now selling in
this market at about 90 cents per
bushel, and there is good money in
raising wheat at that price.
The Louisville Courier-Journal
of last Wednesday, in a long, la
bored editorial, says: "The free
and independent coinage of 6llver at
the ratio of 16 to 1, or any other ra
tio, is as dead as the institution of
African slavery." Then why does
not Col. Watterson give his atten
tion to live issues? Why, nearly
every day, does he devote a column
or mora of his valuable editorial
space, to this dead subject?
Since their high priest one Josiah
Patterson has said it, we suppose
the so-called "McKinley -Democrats"
will admit that they were a
Opening of the Institute.
On Wednesday morning next,
September 15, at 10 o'clock, Bishop
(Jailor will formally open the Christ
mas term of the Institute in St. Mar
garet's Chapel. The friends of the
Institute are invited to be present.
The dav pupils are requested to
assemble in the school hall at 9:30
o'clock. Esther H. Siiocr,
SOME l!Ml(LIN(i TIIOKiHVS.
To thk Mature ani Others:
The slight chill in the morning mist,
the changed color of an occasional
leaf before it. flutters to the ground,
the silencing of the birds, the odor
of the evening air these signs unite,
with numberless others to announce
that summer is neariug its end, and
with it is vanishing the opportunity
for raising further crops. Good or
bad, well-tended or neglected, the
results will soon be estimated and
the farmer know whether profit or
loss is the result of his labors. The
wise fanner finds the Autumn at
hand in its r'ue season; the wasteful
idle one is astonished that it is here
so soon after the spring days when
the sun summoned vegetation to life.
But gone is the summe'" and no
voice is so loud or so imploring as to
be able to call it back. One more
seed time and harvest is gathered
into the eternal and irrevocable past
and the hastening days move us
away tvoni the time ot crop-growtn
forward to the time when the storms
without are defied by reason of the
stores within, or the waitings with
out accentuated by the want within.
The slackening step, the occa
sional feeling of impatience at the
frantic and unreasonable joy of
children; the gray hair here and
there, the brevity of the years
these are signs that the summer
time of your life is passing too. You
rub your eye to see if you do but
dream the message of lessening time
that ever buzzes in your ears. The
shivering sense of protest against
the desperate hurry of tim is the
counterpart of that hollow, soughing
sound that seems now to creep
through the woods ;
That shuddering breath, which tells
Is placed to the season's funeral pyre.
The time of opportunity is passing;
the time of garnering draws near.
Into that full crop of accomplish
ments and of deeds, which some of
you will rejoice ovec, are woven the
works done when you were weary,
but done nevertheless because time
was never known to return. In
your harvest of plenty are treasured
the duties done because they needed
to be done and not because they
were easy and ideasant. Such
works are there every one of them;
none are lost. And you with wisps
from your own neglected fields of
life, and hands full of gleanings
from others' bounty the ghosts of
neglected chances are impalpable in
your grasp, but they are there. In
dolent turning over on flowery beds
of ease hath its reward, ind you be
gin to see it in vision an autumn of
regret, a winter of cheerless empti
ness with nothing ' of honest pride
whereon to feed self-respect.
Does the sun make
noise as it peeps over
in the- morning? Does it summon
the farmer to duty with persistent
calls and shakings? No! the day
comes silently; silently does it grow
and wane, and silently does it pass
and without protest, even if unim
proved. The farmer's utilization of
time does not originate from any
compelling force in the power of
daylight, but from a purpose within
his heart to make the most of his
farm in the days that the passing
seasons give him. Combining his
lowers with the powers of nature
that he can control, the barren place
can be made to flourish, and out of
the parched grounds coine forth
food. While the idle farmer frets
and fumes and grumbles about rains
or what-not, the days hurry by that
are giving his neighbor good return
for effort expended. This is so gen
erally true as to be practically ac
curate. And thus is it with the opportuni
ties of life. They do not troop up to
us with the blare of trumpets. As
silently as the sun do they pass us
by and as supremely indifferent to
neglect do they sink out of sight. In
visible to the eye of the savage is
the modern war-ship buried in a
bed of iron ore. Just so invisible
are most opportunities except to the
eyes of compelling faith. The iron
clad is there, the opportunities are
here, all round us free as air and dis
coverable by every man with full
faculties, who will take of his time
freely, mingle it with streuthof pur
pose and direct his operations with
intelligence. He it is who makes
highway across trackless deserts;
who dares out on deeps even if
alone; who, ever dissatisfied with
those things whereunto our race has
attained, moves us forward along
new lines, dragging us to betterment
by his own forces. He it is who is
ever harassed by the indolent who
will not act, and the faithless who
will not believe in opportunity until
it materializes before their very
eyes. But what of the harvest? To
suchaman.no matter how barren
his life may first promise to be, there
is a creditable career, not perhaps
of money-grubbing, but, at any rate
of honest, upright living and kindly
benevolence. And to the others?
They see in themselves when buffet
ings'come and difficulties, special
objects of personal spite on the part
of the Almighty ; they crawl off to
escape the hardships; and, when
they come to themseves as life is
waning, see nothing worthy of a
race that has suffered, and sweated
and travailed for every single inch
it has gained in morals or in mate
rials. They have enjoyed some of
its gains, but they have added
naught to its store. Their hearts
starve and their memories perish.
Cease then to curse the bitter blows of
Xo goal is easy whoso reward is great,
Each harrier won will heart and
Each step ascended gives a wider view.
I know people whose lives seem
one long experience of meeting with
barricades on the way of life, and
yet in their disappointments are
their opportunities, and out of them
they seem to extract the tenderness
of heart that is touched with other's
needs, and that lovely charity for
all who labor and are heavy laden
that charity that makes them bear
ers of good along pathways that to
them are ever thorny.
His Rook iind "The Herald," for
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iiv. 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 "77ie
Fiddle and The Mow," "The Para
dine of Fool,"1 and "Vixionx and
7vf;i.s." 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 thin
famoun work, with ad its fun and
atlion, for not tint. Absolutely
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Could anything be fairer? We
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could we? Of course you intend to
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And a nice little book it is. Full
of heart and soul, fun and munic,
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 covu1 postage.
The present administration ought
to either suppress the reports from
the United States Agricultural De
partment which show that the wheat
and rye crops will be short in
Europe, or else they ought to stop
that old lie that the Dingley bill is
responsible for the advance of wheat.
Come on, prosperity! Thousands
of outraged toilers will gladly wel
come you. Let wages go up as
bread and every other necessary of
life and we will say, "Well done."
South Pittsburg Statesman.
If the G. A. R.. were purely an old
soldiers' organization, existing to
perpetuate soldierly feeling and the
fraternity of the bivouac, we should
be glad to entertain the members in
the South; but inasmuch as their
chief object in life is pensions, there
is no more reason why the South
should feast and entertain them
than there is why it should banquet
an association of Northern protec
tionists. Memphis Commercial.
The dollar is about the same size,
but the heartaches of suffering hu
manity is settling the difference be
tween what it once bought and what
it buys now. Lewisburg Sentinel.
May be Yon Can't
tell a hawk from a handsaw, but
even a blind inncan tell that "lilue
Scar flour is the best. tf
A Washington special to the Ban
ner says: "Arch Hughes left yes
terday for Tennessee. Mr. Hughes
goes to gather up his endorsements
for the marshalship of the Middle
District, for which he is the lead
ing applicant. It is said that
Hughes has the machine back of
him, but that the machine wants
him to show up for the place with a
good, substantial businessand moral
The best improved place in 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 rf 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. Sheltox,
tf Columbia, Tenn.
Archer to Miss Gussie
IlcIennQn, Anderson iJy Foster.
We sell goods for cash only, but sell them very low.
Trie New Boons tug Hew TanTi"
did'nt speak as they passed each other by. That
is to say, BEFORE THE NEW TARIFF'
BILL WAS BORN, we had quietly bought and bar
gained for the biggest stock of merchandise that was ever
gotten together by any one establishment in Columbia, and
furthermore, this vast assortment o f merchandise shall be
passed to you 'without a penny's advance over old prices.
and we say to you in all earnestness, that such low prices
are not apt to come again for the next few years ahead.
Ladies who expect to visit the .Centennial soon, arc advised
that we have all the new Fall things in Silks for Waists or
Dresses, such as
CHAXGEAIJLE (SLACKS, Etc.,
and all the New Wool Suitings, IraidjTrimmings, etc. You will
iind it vastly more enjoyable to get ready before you go. Shall
we help you !
For Next Monday, September Thirteen.
FRENCH EMBROIDERED FLANNELS. Eleven
pieces of French Flannels, embroidered with silk dots, pink
dot on light blue, pink dot on pink, red dot on black, white
dot on navy blue, black dot on pink, red dot on grey. The
llannels are 28 inches wide, and are just the thing for
early fall wraps for children or ladies, and the value is nearer
a dollar a yard than to our next Monday's price, which will
be 50c the yard.
Big Thirsty Turkish Bath Towels, the usual 50c quali
ty and size, ten dozen of them for next Monday at 25c pair,
12 i-2c each.
Three Lots of Ladies' White Lawn Aprons at about
Ten Dozen Ladies' White Lawn Aprons, 34 inches
long and full width, with border, Monday, 10c each.
Sixteen Doz. Ladies' Imported Embroidered Aprons,
full size, ,and 50c values, Monday 23c each.
Seven Dozen Extra Fine Embroidered Aprons, some
of them imported to sell at $1.25 each, Monday, 30c each.
Is full of the handsome new fall suits and overcoats. Be
yond doubt, the handsomest showing ot fall clothing that
you've ever seen in Columbia; and more of it. Big and Lit
tle Boys and Men's.
If you see it in our ad.
IslcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
31 rs. F. A. SH01T, Lady Principal. Opens Sept. 15, 1897.
The Intltute is the oldest school for girls in the South, and has the best facilities for the
thorough education of its pupils. The faculty is cnrefuLlv selected, find Includes gradu
iites from Hryn Miiwr, Cornell, Vanderbilt and the (Iberlin Conservatory of Music. The
attempt Is made to give a practical education, but at tho same time much attention Is
given to the arts and sciences. Write for catalogues and circulars to
juneisflm Mrs. F. A. SHOUP, Columbia, Tenn.
Miners in the Jellico Region Are in a
Hundred of Families Without Fond and
Decent Clothing Committee
Asks For Aid.
Chattanoooa, Sept. 8. Repre
sentatives of the striking miners in
upper Tennessee are in Chattanooga
begging for aid for their brethren.
The men asking for assistance say
that the condition of the strikers
and their families at stations along
the Cincinnati Southern Road in
East Tennessee and Southern Ken
tucky is indeed pitiable.
They declare that hundreds of
families are without food and decent
clothing, and that men, women and
children are suffering for the neces
sities of existence. They say there
is no prospect of settlement of the
strike which has been going on
since May 1, the strikers, they de
clare, being willing to sutler hunger
and privation rather than work for
the low scale of wages offered by the
At Paint Rock, Tenn., where
several hundred men are employed,
they state that the strikers will be
evicted during the next few days
from company houses, in which case
an indeed pitiable state of affairs
will exist there. The strikers suf
fering mostly are at Helenwood,
Paint Rock, Strunks, Lane, Rarren
Forks and Glen Mary. The con
dition of the thousands out at
Jellico is said to be very little bet
ter. The Chattanooga merchants
and laboring men are responding
liberally to the appeals for help,
and without going into the merits
of the contention, are doing much to
relieve the suffering.
Founded in 1836.
Philosophy at the Zoo.
Two youth looked into a cage
won Key 8.
Through their nostrils puffs of
smoke came forth at regular in
tervals from white-wrapped cigar
ettes. Tbeir heads were nicely balanced
by a wealth of hair parted exactly
in the middle.
Light bamboo canes grasped
firmly in the middle showed they
were full grown men.
"See," said one, "what we have
And they looked into the cage of
monkeys and laughed.
The mother monkey called her
children about her.
They climbed gravely on the perch
to listen to her words.
She pointed to the youn g men.
"See," said the mother monkey,
"what some of our ancestors have
And the children monkeys re
turned to their corners and wept.
"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 H. P. Paynk.
The Herald Abroad.
Mr. E. R. Barksley, formerly of
Columbia but now one o' the success
ful busiuess men of Fort Collins,
Colorado, in writing to renew hi
subscription to the Uekalo and
for one of our premium books, "Gov.
R. L. Taylor's Stories," concludes
his note as follows: "The dear old
Hkkald is to me like receiving a
letter from home every week. May
it live long and prosper in its good
work for silver and reform."