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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SETT EMBER 24, 1897.
NEWS AM) COMMENT.
Tuksda Y was Irish-American Day
at the Centennial.
Tj r r: tiix levy for the town of llar
rinian, Tenn., is 20 mills un tlie $100.
The color of our 2-cent postage
stamp is to be changed from red to
Si'Nkay, the 19th, was the anni
versary of the bloody battle of
Minkks are returning to work in
large numbers in the anthracite re
gion, and the end of the strike is be
lieved to bo at hand.
The number of pupils in the
schools of the United Htates last
year was 101,151,977, an increase of
nearly 5,000,000 since 1890.
Eleven thousand shoemakers
have struck at Brockton, Mass., to
recover the 12 la I,er cent, cut in
wages made during last summer.
Richard CuoKEitissaid to have
purchased the New York Daily
Telegraph to supply the need of a
Tammany organ for the campaign.
The National Road Parliament at
Nashvilleadopted resolutions recom
mending State and Federal aid in
road building and a limited use of
A utti.e prosperity breeze struck
the First National Rank of Renton
Harbor, Mich., last Saturday, and
scattered to the four winds the hopes
ot depositors who had $90,000 therein.
Amii the ringing of joy peals and
the firing of feude joie, an heir to
the estate of the Duke and Duchess
of Marlborough commenced its
royal existence last Saturday morn
ing but there are others.
According to Rradstreet, prices
on a hundred leading articles have
gone up 15 per cent, since March,
and the advance is traceable direct
ly to the Dingley tariff. The price
of labor, however, has barely held
Seven steamers are expected to
arrive at Seattle In a few days,
bringing back a large number of
gold seekers who have been floun
dering through the Skaguay train in
their endeavors to get to the Klon
It is said that Consul General Lee
returns to Cuba at the special
solicitation of President McKinley.
ami with the assurance that the
United Htates will shortly interfere
to stop the bloodshed and devasta
tion on the island.
The ghost of Amn Roleyn, the
unfortunate wife of the much-married
King Henry VIII., whom lie
caused to he beheaded on May 19,
15'ifl, is disturbing the royalty in
London and causing considerable
gossip in high circles.
Gkihhk Gould has returned from
Europe, where he has been for three
months, to find his securities here
increased by the insignificant sum
of $15,01)0,000. He expresses himself
very much pleased with the busi
ness revival, and says "good times"
are here to stay.
Pension Commissioner Evans
thinks it will be necessary to ask
Congress at its next session for a de
ficiency appropriation to meet the
demands of the pension list. The
pension appropriation for the year
is $141,263,880, but the payments will
amount to $147,500,000.
At Alton, 111., the Roard of Educa
tion has determined to enforce the
separation of white and colored
school children. The negroes ara
divided in their sentiments toward
this move, but a majority of them
are opposed to it and will fight the
order of the Roard in the courts.
The first frost fell this county
Tuesday morning and appeared
again in a little heavier degree
Wednesday morning. It was con
fined to the lowlands, however, and
no damage was done. Specials to
the daily papers state that frost was
general over the entire state, and in
some localities the tobacco crop was
OwiN(toa dtflcit in the State
Treasury, Treasurer Craig and
Comptroller Harris have gone to
New York for the purpose of bor
rowing $150,000, and another deficit
for January 1, 1S98, of $300,000 now
looks probable. In July $350,000
was also borrowed to pay the inter
est on the bonded indebtedness of
Kiiilroiid Commission Completes
is i or
Total Assessment of Railroads, Tele,
lilume ami Telegraph Com
panics At ari y Doubled.
(omhei'liind IVIepliimt ('oinpniiy I'.iiUcil
From IKl,!i;0 to 1,17,1 00, anil
KuIIioikI I'riirtie From
41,h;,(HO to 74,-
Nashvim.e, Sept. 20. The Ten
nessee Railroad Commission, com
posed of Messrs. K. L. Rullock, F.
M. Thompson and N. H. White, yes
terday completed the duty imposed
by the Legislature of assessing the
railroad, telegraph and telephone
properties of the State.
Upon railroad properties last year
the total assessed valuation was
$41,822,610. The total assessed valua
tion made by the commission and
given out yesterday is by rough
An increase of $32,544,2o3!
That is upon railroad properties
Upon telegraph and telephone
properties the total assessment last
year was $(w,0(7. According to the
assessment made public yesterday
the total upon these properties is
An increase of $1,42(5,787.
Just treble what the total was last
By rough estimate this Increase in
the assessments will increase the
revenue of the State and couuties
The increase to the State alone
will be something like $150,000.
Tiie largest Increase upon any
railroad line is upon the main stem
of the Louisville & Nashville. The
assessment for this last year was
$U,000 a mile. It was raised to
$05,000 a mile! This line is bonded
for $56,000 a mile, but upon a basis of
six per cent its earning capacity is
$112,000 a mile.
The gross earnings of the Louis
ville & Nashville last year amounted
to $17,000 a mile. The net earnings
amounted to $6,000 a mile.
The assessment upon the main
line of the Nashville, Chattanooga
& St. Louis was increased from
$24,000 a mile to $41,000. The net
earnings upon this line last year
amounted to $3,112.
Hut the biggest relative increase
was on the Cumberland Telephone
Coirmanv. This property was
assessed last year at, $40 a mile
making a total of $181,920. It was
raised to $300 a mile, miking a total
An increase of a cool million and
over! The assessment is none too
The Western Union and Postal
Telegraph Companies were in
creased from $10 a mile to $55 a mile.
iii:sroKKi v x-itvYs.
I'lltifllt HI I ml
rover III Slijlit.
New York, Sept. 18. William H.
Meudowcraft, of the General Elec
tric Company, has received a letter
from Dr. Francisco Da Austidillo, of
Havana, describing a ease of blind
ness cured by the X-rays. Aus
tidillo in his letter says that the
patient became suddenly and com
pletely blind twelve years ago and
that prominent European occulists
had declared his case incurable.
The letter continues:
"I invited him to my house to try
if the X-rays could reach his optic
nerve, in which case, if the nerves
were good he could see objects with
th lluoroscope, and if he could not
I should consider that his infirmity
was incurable. He acceded to my
request. On Aug. 13 lie came in the
evening and I placed him before the
focus tube. I gave him the
lluoroscope and once the current
was in activity he gave a scream,
because he had seen the light. Then
I placed before the screen my hand,
and he saw it clearly, as also a ring
which I had on a finger. I placed a
pair of scissors in the pages of a
book of 150 pages and he saw them
"Then I took away the lluoroscope
and directed the rays of the tubes
directly at the eyes without any
screen. He saw a shoe that I put
across the rays, a straw hat, a rosary
and various other objects. I re
peated the experiment on the fol
lowingday before Drs. Cisneros and
Helgado. The young man told me
that in the morning he had seen the
light of day. but that after he had
seen It a short time it was sub
merged in darkness."
The experiments were continued
until finally the man could see
clearly in the light but could not see
in the shade. He was able to dis
tinguish colors and eventually able
to read. Dr. Austidillo concludes
his letter as follows:
"The best occulists" of the country
had examined him and all had
agreed that the retina of the left
eye was completely separated and
that ot the right aluiostseparated."
If you have ever seen aiittle child in
a paroxysm ofwhoopinp cough, or if
you have been annoyed by a constant
tickling in the throat, you can ap.
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Cure, which giTes quick relief. A. B.
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V l:miTIC St'KN'K.
I r K I, 111
i' .rff in. rii.
The fulln A'i,".r -ti,rv :i
the Chicago Tribune ihih
in uie (ussecnng-rooiu ot no
Hospital yesterdav moniiu-r was wit
nessed as dramatic a scon. as ever
came wit hin i he ran ire f ti.-t hri. The
happening v:h so Midden and start
ling and so surcharged with sorrow
that the physiei. ins and attendants
were overcome, though their prac
tice and work have steeled thorn be
yond most persons.
Dr. V. I . kirbv. one of the hospi
tal physicians, was about to perform
in autojH.v on the bodv of Minnie
Heath, a voiuig m'rl who. w ears' of
the sorrow and horror of her life,
had taken carbolic, acid to end it.
After her body passed through the
Coroner's hands it was taken to the
Four weeks ago Dr. Kirbv received
a letter from a brother physician, a
specialist practicing in Chicago.
I lie letter said a voung man had
just come from Louisville. Ky., to
place himself under the care of a
specialist for a slight though stub
born ailment. The young man was
a medical student, just entering on
his studies, and the specialist asked
Ins friend, Dr. Kirby, to allow him
to visit the hospital and see the in
stitution under intelligent guidance.
l)r. Kirby wrote his friend to send
the young Kentuckiau over and he
would do ail he could for him. The
visit was paid one week ago yester
day. The student showed a deep in
terest in all that pertained to his fu
ture profession. As he parted from
Dr. Kirby he said:
"I suppose I must accustom mv-
self to everything with which a phy
sician has to deal. I tell you frank
ly I should like much to attend a
Dr. Kirby told him when next he
was to hold an autopsy he would
send for the student. On Friday
nignt Dr. Kirby called up the spe
cialist's office and asked him to tell
his young Kentucky patient there
would be an autopsy at the hospital
the next morning on the body of a
girl suicide. Promptly at 9 a. m.
the student was at the County Hos
pital physician's door. Together
they went to the dissecting-room.
There Dr. Kirby told his visitor that
post-mortems were not pleasant
things to the uninitiated, and he
jokingly added :
"Now, don't faint."
The student laughed and said he
was horror-proof. Then the attend
ants brought out a sheet-shroulded
body and placed it on the table.
The features of the dead were cov
ered. There was only a half-light
in the place. The medical student
stood at the head of the covered
form. One of the attendants drew
the shept down, disclosing the face
ir. Kiroy neara a hair-stinea ex
clamation. He looked toward his
visitor. The student's face was as
white as the sheet which shrouded
the dead. .The doctor went toward
him, but. before he could reach his
side the student bad fallen to the
The attend mis dashed water in
his face and Dr. Kirby forced brandy
between his closed lips, but it was
longer than usual before conscious
ness came back.
When the student came out of the
faint lie passed his hand before his
eyes, staggered to his feet, looked
again at the face of the dead, and
"My God, my sister!"
Tiiey led him from the room, and
in broken words he told Dr. Kirby
his sister had left the Louisville
home live years before and from
that day neither parents no broth
ers nor sisters ever had heard one
word from her. They long had be
lived her dead.
Last night the body of the suicide
in a costly casket was taken to the
childhood home in Kentucky.
Dr. Kirby will not disclose the
name of tlip girl's family, saying
only that it is one which, in Louis
ville, is synonymous with wealth
and the highest social standing.
IKK SNORTS PHILOSOPHY.
De better you treat a mewl de
meaner he is.
Some men will treat strangers bet
ter dan darown family.
About half de time de feller dat
has a fur olf very knowing' look
don't knjw much.
De feller dat measures seventy
inches around de waist wum't cut
out to wear a dude belt.
When some wimen pass ober de
shinin' strand de fust thing dey will
ax fur will be a dip uv snutL
Gener'ly de poor man enjoys a
five cent plate uv soup better dan de
rich man enjoys a dinner at Del
monico's. . A high-kickin' serpentine dancin'
actress may be a star oil de stage but
her name is mud in de social world.
Gable will toot de horn jest as
loud on de last day fur de feller dat
wears a fifteen cent shirt as he will
for feller wearin' de silk shirt.
De Lord has thousands uv insects
roostin' in de woods to pounce down
on you ef you air dirty to remind
you dat "cleanliness is nexttogodli
ness." Charon Is gwine to have a big fuss
on de banks uv de styx on de last
days rush wid de new woman dat
wants to ferry her bike an'de poodle
De preacher dat will preach so
hard dat de veins in his kneck will
git as big as plow lines den go home
an' skeer de cats'-ofl de place quar
relln', is in de wrong pew.
Some fellers will zibit their
strength by showin' you how they
will ken ketch a cow by de tail an'
bring her to a standstiil, -but ha'n't
no kount in de field ur choppin'
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Most gossip is simply idle and
thoughtless. Many folks talk about
their neighbors because their minds
are so empty that they have nothing
else to talk about. They do not
mean to be cruel or unkind; but
they have got into the habit of al
lowing their tongues to wag, and
they do not know how to break it
oil. Some gossipers, however, are
consciously malignant. Their defi
nite purpose is to do harm. Noth
ing pleases them so much as to blast
a reputation. Neither man nor wo
man is exempt from their veno
mous asaaults. On the slightest
pretext, and often without any pre
text, they set afloat scandalous ru
mors concerning people that are as
innocent as angels. For s-uch evil
doers Satan ought fairly to reserve
the hottest corner in the lake of fire.
Garwood's Sarsapnr ilia for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. H. Ratns
Mr. Bryan's Views.
Here is the way Mr. Bryan puts it.
In an interview given out by him
last week he said :
"Those who have suggested the
burning of property or the destruc
Hon of life as a means of settling
labor disputes, do not understand
the genius of our institutions. The
American people are a law-abiding
people. When laws are bad thev
will change the laws. Lincoln was
right when he said that no one could
better be intrusted with the enforce
ment of the laws than those who toil.
The toilers will respect the rights of
property, and the people, as a whole,
will insist that the corporations
shall also respect the right to life
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Columbia, Tenn. (Iebl2 ly.
"whar vol uwiNK mi.vp mi:."
I lie M N. Kro Tli'MiKlit tin- Du ll Win
1 tilt Turtle iiiul I, t It ii.t.
I "!! seated in front of the hotel
t:ilki "j- to a lot of men who. like my
self. Vlt the oppressive heat of a still
July night. There was a drummer
near who was the best ventriloquist
I had ever seen. The rest of the
company knew of his powers, but I
did not, so he concluded to have a
little fun out of me. heard a voice
from the third story saying;
"Won't you please come to No. (i,
T would like to speak to you?" I
went up, but found No. (i unoccupied,
and the hallway leading to it tilled
with a lot of rubbish over which I
stumbled. Calling to the clerk who
was on of the gang below. I in
quired who was in No. 0. He re
plied that there was no one regis
tered for that room. I was puzzled,
but never for a moment suspected
that I was the victim or a practical
joke. Returning to the pavement
below I began to comment on the
strangeness of the thing, when a
voice called me again, saying:
"I made a mistake in the number.
Will you please come to No. Hi? I am
sorry to trouble you.
I immediately ran up the thrte
flights of stairs to No. 1(5, but met
with no better luck than before, for
this room was dark and unoccupied.
I began to get a little mad, for I
thought some fellow was up there
and dodging me. I gave up the
search and went back to where the
group of men were seated.
"That fellow thinks lie's doing
something smart," said I.
At this the crowd broke forth in a
hearty laugh, and the perpetrator of
the joke made humble apology, say
ing "we just wanted to have a little
fun at your expense, sir. I am a
His chair was next to mine, and
he "sell" was so complete and so
surprised me that I enjoyed It as
much as the rest of them. Some
time after that tliis man and I met
in a small town in North Carolina.
While standing on the street cor
ner talking we saw an old darkey
coming towards us with a fishing
pole thrown across his left shoulder,
while in his right hand he was car
rying a turtle, holding him by the
tail. The old lellow's face was
wreathed in smiles, for he was think
ing of the "turkle soup he was go
ing to have that day for dinner. I
called my ventriloquist friend's
attention to the old negro as became
"Ain't he happy 1" said I. "Vis
ions of turtle soup are floating
through his mind."
"Wait till he gets up close to me,
and 1 11 make that turtle speak to
him," said my friend.
"Can you do that?"
"Watch me," said he.
Just as the old fellow got along
side, a voice, as if from the sky, said :
"Whar yo' gwine ter drap me?"
The old man turned his eyes heav
enward and said :
"Hi! Who dat spoke!"
Just then the voice came again,
but this time it was unmistnkihly
from the turtle. Looking down
with astonishment and fear, he let
go his prize, saving as he did so:
"I's gwine ter drap yo' right 'ere
And he did. I called to him:
"Old man, come hack and get your
"Nor sub, he can stay d'yar. I
doan' want him."
"O. come back." said I. "This
man is a ventriloquist, ami it was
lie that made the turtle speak."
Looking at my friend and moving
olf slowly in the opposite direction,
he said :
"I doan know nothin' 'bout yo'
whentriloguis', but de devil's in d it
turkle, an' I'm done wid him!"
Koine exceedingly ludicrous
swers to examination questions by
young pupils are recorded in the
Boston Traveler. "In a training
school for girls," says the Journal,
"one maiden said that a robin had
web feet and that u sparrow had
eyes on both sides of his head to en
able him to see around a corner. In
political and legal lore the pupils
were all at sea. One said a 'bill'
was permissible when it is allowed
to pass the first time. It is retro
spective when it lias to be consid
ered again. Charleston was said
be a naval arsenic. Children, too,
give some queer definitions. Ilack
biter was said to he a (lea. Black
smith is a place where they make
horses, because you can see them
nailing the feet on. A horse is an
animal with four legs, one on each
corner. Ice is water that went to
sleep in the cold. Little sins are
cracked commandments. The nest
egg is the one the hen measures by.
The four seasons are peper, salt,
mustard and vinegar, and the stars
are the moon's eggs."
Bread I'pon the Waters.
Fifteen years ago Carrie Burch
was a servant girl in a California
household where Wm. V. Hastings
was also employed. The girl be
came ill and had to leave.buthad no
money. Hastings loaned her $200
and she went awav. The years
rolled by without the $200 being re
turned, and Hastings had forgotten
the occurrence, when he received a
letter from a barrister in London
stating that an estate of $7:1,000 had
ben left him by a Mrs. Hall, former
ly Miss Carrie Burch of California.
Hastings could hardly believe what
he read, but he has the money now,
and for his generosity to a strange
girl years ago he has become inde
pendently rich. When the girl left
California she went to Australia as
a nurse and there married a retired
English merchant, who died some
years afterward, and the widow then
returned to London and lived there
until her death.
Celebrated fur iH greut
leuvenitiit st i er.i-'t !i and
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COMPANY, New York.
UK AL ESTATE TUAXSEEHS.
Williams ,v l'o'ler to Kittio Kidle-
land in the 11th district, $"n.
1(. I j. Whittakcr to J. .1. McKec.
acres in mm district,
Yv. A. and J. H. (iale to Thos. C.
Walker, .Vi acres in 2nd district .
Thomas Treadway et til, to Tread way
A- C'athcv, 170 iicics in '.'ml district, .fiOO.
A. M. Treadwuv et nl, to T. .1. Carrey,
17!"; acres in 2nd' district . $:nn.
W. V. lientnn too. C. Harris, land in
5th district, $700.
H. I . Mcliaw to Kills 15. Wood, lot in
iith district, $KKI.
H. (. Smith to Win. Parks, M acres in
2I!rd district, $:2.".
T.A.Watson to Mrs. Vanniso Wat
son, lot in t'olu mliia.f.VH).
A. K. Hill to .1. K. Hoffman, 7" acres In
10th district, $21il.
A. Blackburn to (i. 1.
acres in lHth district, $140.
(i. I). Warren to Willie
acres in lsth district, $UW.
J. E. Hoffman to H. i.
acres in loth district. 2soo.
A. 15. Cathev to .1. 15. Cathey, SO acres
in Kith district, pis.
J. L.James to W. W. Joyce, lot in
W. M. Heeseetal.toMr. S. M. Dob
bins, interest in land in district, $il2".
J. E. Hoan to Mrs. V. C. (iordon, HO
acres in 20th district, $.")7".
W. O. (iordon and wife to A. P. and
Kansas Hailey, :t acres in 20th district,
Fannie 1). Armstrong to Kalherine
Oies, lot in Columbia, $l-lon.
(J. W. Andrews to Nathaniel Tanner
and wife, 75 acres in 4th district, $:loo.
A. N. Akin. OA- M., to S. A. Foster,
10: acres In loth district, $70.
j. W. H. Kidlev to Martha . U. Frier
son, ,T acres in iith district, $10.
W. It. White to A. E. Hill, Interest in
land in loth district, $.mo.
J. L. Heaver to 15. O. beaver, 15 acres
in tith district, $i;m.!m.
Garwood's SarmipnrUIa for the blood
guaranteed tocure. A. R. Rains
I'XCAIXE!) l'i!t LET IE US.
The following Is the list of Ictieri, re
maining in the post-olliee, for the week
eiidiinr s.'pt ntn, s;t,
Allen Miss Irena
liarnes M'ss Lizzie
liielder Mrs W M
Itcllanfant M iss J
lielhci inei- M rs M
littiir Mrs Alic
Hunch M iss Lama
brown ( insion
Chapman Mrs (i V
Est is Al iss Kale
Pnersoii M iss It J
(irant Miss Nell
Johnson A liner
Kellcy J S
K nn .'i 'i I'M
I JMoii M is-t A
McMillan V C
Malcv Mrs T T
Ma es E It
McMcciics M rs S
Ml lUand V.' M
Parker Mrs Coblie
Need i i in ( ieo
Kc esc Mrs l)r
.vruggs M iss L 2
Stewart (' S
suili an A M
(ierr Miss Marv
Hanlisoii Lai k'i
- vlai - ris W A
Harris Koht Thompson Preston
llartwick .1 T Thompson l'i
Hailing Miss Curriu Tyson J A
Hudson T E Walker Milton
Wright Mrs Mary
Parties calling for the amive letters
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II. F. I'Aiiiss, I. M.
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similar troubles, even though of many
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Little Girl' Mrs. Bro,vn, mat
wants to know if siie could borrow a.
dozen of eggs. She wants to put 'eiu
under a hen." Neighbor ' S.) you've
got a hen setting, have you? I
didn't know you kept lieu-." Little
Girl No, ma'am, we don't; but
Mrs. Smith's goin' to l.-uj us a hen
that's goiu' to set, an' mi thought if
you'd lend us some tgs we'll ilnd a
nest ourselves." Household Words.
Skint on fire with torturing, dlsflpnrlnp,
itching, burning, bleeding, scaly, ami pimply
humors. Instantly relieved ly a warm liath
with Ct'Tici'BA Soap, a single application ot
ClTlcrRA (ointment), the great skin cure,
and ful1 dose of Ci ticiha K solvent.
InoM throof hwit tti orM. PnTTll I. C. Cot.,
Fmpv Btoa. UowwCan Torturing Uvaors"
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