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THE COLUM7JIA HEHAM: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER i4. 1897.
Publishfil by tht Ilfr&M Publishing Co.
In the County tl.nn.
Oct of thti County
Entered at the post-offlo.t Columbia. Ten
nvrfsne a second-clat mail niatter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
To the Tillers of tlie City ff ( oliimMit.
All t'ho-sH in sywputliv with tl
Reform movement ittHuirurated in
the City t"vprntnf nt fv vir
are rffit!.-t"tl to meet o'clock
to-night. Frifliv. Sent. 21. in the
room ovf-rtb" M;mrv National I! ink,
KniirMs r.f Honor Hall, for th nur
pop of ort.'aniJii'-r for th. mtinieipal
election to bp held in November.
A.. S. Jamks. Chairman.
Now that Maury County nt all
Tennessee Vh had two frot, we
presume the yellow fever sensation
alists must find other theme for
Jt will be rather embarra-sins to
the Democratic standard bearer n-ext
year, to have tn explain why it wm
necessary for th-e state to borrow
money to meet it July and Janu a
ry interest. It would'nt do to My,
th-ese prosperous times, don't you
know, that the people were unable
to pay their taxes.
''Thk Tennessee Independent" is
the name of Columbia's new news
paper. If is published by the In
dependent Publishing Co., with
Messrs. H. H. Hedaine and C. W.
Itubensof Clay City, IUWiois, and
J. M. fcheppard, Jr., of this city, as
its editors and manager. The
Hkralu gives its new contemporary
a fraternal welcome, and wUhes for
it all the &ue8S its merit may de
serve. Thk Hekalu does not like the
war of words for the last several
weeks between "Contributor" and
"Fitz," and will publish no more of
it. If in the future any mistakes
worth correcting are made by either
correspondent, space will be given
to these corrections, but no more
captious criticisms can be indulged
in. We prefer that the Herald
family should dwell together In
peace and harmony.
Honor to whom honor is due.
With all its financial difficulties and
its ups and downs, the Nashville
Sun has made a more persistent and
consistent fight for pure Democracy
and the rights of the people, and
has accomplished more good, than
all the other daily papers in Ten
nessee combined. Without the Sun,
the' Ice trust and the Wheat trust,
would never have been rebuked,
and without the Sun the Railroad
Commission bill would never have
been passed, and the corporations
would have continued to escape
taxation tin heretofore. The Sun has
been worth a quarter of a million
dollars a year to the people of Ten
nessee, the two short years of its
life. All honor to the Hun.
Thkhk is no use in multiplying
words about Columbia's uncertain
light service. It is due, simply and
almost entirely, to a worn out plant;
and until money is spent on a new
plant, the service will never be
reliable and satisfactory. Of course
while the town is in darkness they
are not paying for light; and so far
as the tax payer is concerned, his
expenses are cut down by these fre
(iiient accidents. Hut that is not
what the ISoard intends, or what the
people want. They want light;
steady, regular, reliable light; and
unless this company goes to work
and arranges to give them that, they
will soon find themselves without
the corporation as a customer.
The Louisville Courier-Journal
says: "A heedless little silverite
organ asks, 'why, if Free Silver be
dead, the Courier-Journal keeps on
Baying so much about it?' Simply
because, though a Free Coinage Act
is as unlikely as an act of Congress
re-establishing African slavery,
there are yet a few demagogues who
are seeking to delude the people
with the idea, and there ara people
foolish enough to listen to them.
That is why."
In other words, though it is dead,
yet it livetli; and for fear the
"demagogues" and the "foolish
people" may breathe new life into
it and yet overcome the power of
the money devil, the Courier-Journal
thinks it prudent at least, day
after day, to continue to assassinate
this dead thing. The explanation is
very candid and perfectly satisfac
tory. It seems that those patriots who
were so much afraid that the Rail
road Commissioners would not earn
their salary, may put their fears to
rest. The Commissioners, in assess
ing the Railroad, Telegraph and
Telephone properties in the State,
have increased the aggregate over
thirty million dollars. This in
crease means that these corpora
tions will pay in taxes to the State
next year, nearly four hundred
thousand dollars more than hereto
fore. Now who's kicking at the
Commissioners for "doing nothing?"
SHOW YOVIi COLOR.
Our readers will notice elsewhere
in this issue a call from Chairman
Jaes upon all those who approve
of and sympathize w..h the Reform
movement so well begun in this (
city two ye:irs ag and st happily
exectttel since then to a-semble
at the Knichtsof Honor lull, over
i the Muury National Rank. fr the
purpose of organizing an 1 beginning
j the campaign for the (Mining No
I vemUr election.
! This. s it wi re. a call for volun
teers. It in nobojy's business any
j more than it is yours. It is not a
tight for men, but for morals, it is
not a scramble for place, hut a con
tention fr principle. It is the
gambling li-l's and Sunday saloons,
on the on i(!e, and the Sunday
law. the ear'.y closing law, the anti
gambling laws, and the etiforce-
I iiient of tliee laws, on the other
I sjde. These sire the issues, and from
i these issues the enemies to good
; order, good morals and good gov
ernment will not be allowed to
Now. with that side which you
prefer or to which you propose to ally
yourself, take your stand. Whatever
your colors may be, show them. Let
there be nododging. You cannot bea
friend to the unrestricted, all-night
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aiiu riuuuci suK'nii, uuu t'JLC nic
Reform ticket. Neither can you be
agiiustthese evils and a friend to
good morals, good government and
good order, and vote for the Whisky
ticket. By your vote you must be
judged, and we hope that in this
free age and country no man is
afraid to announce his vote. We
can very well see how some men
with christian mothers and good
wives and nice families, should be
ashamed of their votes ; but we can
not understand why any man in this
community with its many churches
and their large membership, 6hould
hesitate "for business reasons,"
to declare himself for a cause he
knows to be right.
If there are any such, we promise
them that they have nothing to fear.
The Reform party can protect its
members from the boycott, and will
do so. he balance of trade is not
on the Whiskey side in this favored
town and county, for friends of Re
form who live in the country have
proffered their trade to any mer
chant who may incurthe displeasure
of the saloon crowd. There may be
more to fear, therefore, from your
silence than your speech, for nobody
has much respect for a straddler.
Therefore, if your sympathies are
with the Reform party, come out to
the meeting to-night. Volunteer,
don't wait to be drafted. Don't be a
clam, but be a man. Rather than be
a stumbling block, be an example to
others, and encourage them to en
list under the banner of a righteous
cause, lhts is the meeting to or
ganize. Come and help to organize
it your way, instead of complaining,
after it is done, that it was not done
to suit you. The movement is for
the upbuilding of the morals of your
town, the removal of tempta
tions from your boy, the protection
of your homes, and it is your
duty as a citizen, your duty as a
christian, to give your endorsement
by your presence. After this the
work to a large extent will be done
by committees; but to-night is the
special occasion when every true
Reformer should be present to ad
vise, to counsel and to vote, to st irt
the campaign right.
Is Memphis they have a law for
the punishment of "circulators of
false rumors," and have recently
enforced it with fine effect. For
several days in Memphis you could
hear all sorts of stories about yellow
fever cases right in the city, and it
kept the officials and the newspapers
busy denying these false rumors.
Finally they began to hold every
man responsible for what he said,
and to arrest and fine every one who
circulated a false report, and as soon
as the liars discovered that they bad
to pay for the privilege, they be
came virtuous through necessity
and held their tongues. What a
wholesome law this is! What a
deal of trouble and vexation its
proper enforcement would keep
down! To punish the "circulators
of false rumors !" Not the "origina
tors," mind you, but the "circula
tors." The "originator" generally
does his mean, dirty work in a
whisper and then straightway hides
in th6 dark, while forthwith his
twin brother, the "circulator" takes
it up and industriously spreads it.
The one is as contemptible, as mean,
as vicious and as dangerous as the
other, but the "circulator of false
rumors" is more easily caught than
the knave who starts the lie, and
therefore the law, to be practical,
should be directed against him.
The Memphis law is a good one,
and we commend it to the Reform
Board, for passage and for enforce
Daney Pinkleton to Miss Rebecca
Walter Lancaster to Miss Frona
W. R. Roach to Miss Ethel Evans.
Perry Taylor to Miss Polka Fariss.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
entertained at whist
evening in honor of
Mr. an I Mrs. London,
Main. Ala. Ihe bouse was beau
tifully decorated, trreen and white
beintr the predominating colors. A
delightful menu, consisting of all
that could tempt the palate, was
server! in four courses. A very
uniqn feature and one which
proved to he decidedly interesting
was iiifidticd. I'lustratioris were
cut from the advertisements .f wll-
known articles and pasted on pieces!
of white patter, all lettering being
cut away. To the niie who guessed
th" greatest number of articles i
whicji e;f h illustration advertised,
a handvi-iie prize was given. Mrs.
W. P. Morgan was the successful
contestant. The following were
present: Mr. and Mrs. London,
Mrs. K. W. Carmack. Mr. and Mrs.
K. S. Fowler, Miss Mary Btini. Maj.
and Mrs. Ju. E. Greer, lr. and
Mrs. ('. A. Forgev, Dr. an I Mrs.
Robt. Pillow. Mrs.' W. P. Morgan.
Mrs. Annie Robinson. Mrs. Sue
(tray Dunnington. Mr. and Mrs. C
N. SlcLemore, Mr. and Mrs. L. R.
Hughes. Mine. Esteve, Mrs. Mary
Hi'ie. Miss Rosa Birnett. Mr. ami
Mrs. Worthington, Ir. R. Holding,
and Mr. Granville Oolem in.
The young men gave a delightful
german in the B.t!iell Housedining
room last Friday night, in honor of
Misses Edith Kendrick and Mcrtle
Moore, of Nashville. Mr. Hugh
Granbery led, and the following
couples participated: Mis Sadie
Mieegog, Ernest b arrell ; Miss Ma
mie Hodge, John Wilso i; Miss Eva
James, H. B. Cochran. Jr.; Miss
Mina McLemore, W. 15. Wooten;
Miss Louise Frierson. Sam Will
iams; Miss Edith Kendrick. J.
Hough Guest; Miss Ethel Hendley,
Frank Boruin; Miss Virginia Web
ster, H. G. Evans, Jr.; Miss Vir
ginia Carpenter, Ed. Mathis;
Daisy lowler, limes Dobbins;
Louise Dobbins, Will Jones;
Myrtle Monre, Hugh Brown;
Elizabeth Whitthorne, Drake
ton; Miss Treret, Hugh Granbery
Miss Leigh Whitthorne, Eugene
Roberts, of Nashville; Messrs. Sam
Harlan, Joe Borum, Dick Cheairs
and Cheairs Mayes, rovers.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Street enter
tained at tea last Friday evening,
complimentary to Mr. Collin James,
of Memphis. The evening was de
lightfully spent in conversation, and
several vocal and instrumental ren
ditions by Mrs. Forgey, Mrs. Fulton
and Miss Dale were greatly enjoyed.
Those present were: Colin James,
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Forgey, Miss
Bessie Dale and Cheairs Mayes, Mr.
and Mrs. A. S. James, Miss Eva
James, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Fulton.
Miss Laura Taylor entertained on
Thursday evening of last week,
complimentary to Mr. J. T. Mc
Naier, of New York.
More Than Forty New Cases Iteported
New Orleans, Sept. 22. The yel
low fever record up to to-day is as
New Orleans, new cases. 10; suspi
cious, 8 ; total, 81 ; deaths, 2.
Mobile, new, 4; total 35.
Edwards, new, 14; total, 8:2;
Biloxi, new, 7; total. "f; deaths, 1.
Ocean Springs, new. 7, total, 34.
Fontainbleau, new, 1.
Beaumont, Tex., one death.
Scranton. new, I.
The death of Dr. Joseph Lovell to
day from yellow fever, caused an
unpleasant feeling. He was one of
the first to throw himself into the
work of stopping the progress of the
disease and labored incessantly with
the first cases reported 011 St.
Toll Gate Keeper Wauled.
Waxtkd: A competent toll-gate
keeper. Apply to W.G.Rainkv.
Count v Conrt Proceeding!.
Archie L. Hutchinson and Win. J.
Hutchinson were appointed execu
tors of the estate of G. M. D. Hutch
inson, under bond of $2,000.
L. B. Hughes gave bond as trustee
of M. L. Hess, of Lnvis county, who
assigned 14(j acres of land for the
benefit of creditors.
W. M.CIiafflu renewed his bond
as Notary Public.
Geo. W. Hayes was appointed
guardian of Fannie Pearl Dagger
and Smith Duggr.
Columbia 'Shi Ton.'
Tuesday was Dairymen's Day
at the Centennial, and the Co
lumbia Creamery Company took
the premium for the best but
ter displayed. There were a num
ber of competitors from all over the
State, and in taking the prize the
Columbia Creamery has placed a
brilliant -feather in its cap." You
may always count on Maury County
being "on top."
Avoid Trouble With Your Wife.
And don't let vour grocer send you
any flour but "Blue Seal."
Columbia Mill & Elevator Co.
A Bad Accident.
While Misses Ella West and Net
tie Fleming, of the Campbell's Sta
tion neighborhood, were returning
from church on Tuesday night of
last week, their horses became
frightened, throwing them both to
the ground and Injuring them badly.
Miss Fleming's arm was broken and
she was otherwise bruised, while
Miss West had one hand mashed so
badly that the amputation of one of
her fingers was necessary.
Failed to "Employ" Witnesses.
Ben Brown (colored) was tried be
fore Judge Coleburn one day last
week on twocharges; assult and bat
terv and carrying a pistol. He sub
mitted in the first case, saying that
he had not "employed" any wit
nesses, and-was fined and costs.
In the pistol case he was bound over
to the next term of the Circuit
Mr. Ilclfii H. I'o'iptnpy.
After pain'ul illness of three
weeks. Mrs. Helen B. Courtney,
wife of Hon.J. H. Courtney, Repre
sentative iti the Legislature from
Maury Countv, departed this life at
her home near Bigbvville last Sat
urday evening, Sept. m, in thelJitth
vear of her age. Th funeral service
were conducted at the residence
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock by
her pastor, R-jv. V. J. White, and
hands of reverent love laid her re
mains away in the Neeley grave
yard. Deceased was a. member of
the Hopewell congregation, and in
her death the church lo-es one of its
most faithful and dutiful members.
Kind, gentle and charitable and of
a lovable disposition, she endeared
herself to evervone, and those who
loved her in life now- revere her in
death. The bereaved husband, and
other sorrowing relatives, have the
deepest sympathy of many friends
in their sad and in st untimely" loss.
Mrs. Elizibeth Litllefield died
Wednesday night at it o'clock at the
residence of her son. Mr. William
Littlefield. in West End. Deceased
bad reached the ripe old age of 7b
years, and the cause of her deatli
was paralysis. Prayer will be said
at the residence this morning at 10
o'clock, and the funeral services
will be held at Zion bv Revs. F. B.
Webb and A. C. Killhetfer; inter
ment in Zion Cemeterv. Hers was a
weet. gentle, christian spirit. She
looked well after the atfairs of her
own household, and though confined
to a somewhat narrow circle, the
refining influence of her patient,
sweet character, was all for good to
those with whom her quiet life came
in contact. After a long life with
some joys and many trials, when
she had grown aged, weak and
weary, a Merciful Father called her
home to rest.
The remains of Matt Allen, who
died Monday in Hendersonville,
K v., from the effects or ininnes re
ceived by a mail pouch being thrown
from a train going at full speed and
striking him on the head, were
brought to Columbia Tuesday. The
funeral services were held at the
residence on South High street
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock by
Dr. D. C. Kelley, and the remains
were interred in Rose Hill Ceme
tery. Deceased leaves a wife and
five children. He was an honest,
hard-working man, and his death
will be a sad loss to his distressed
and dependent family. .
Mr. P. Praytor. a young man of
Mt. Pleasant, died last Sunday, and
his remains were shipped to Birm
ingham, Ala., his former home, for
interment. He was a young man of
sterling qualities, and was assisting
in managing the Worthington
mines when taken ill.
Fourth Quarterly Conference.
The fourth quarterly conference
of the First Methodist church met
in Messrs. Figuers & Padgett's of
fice Monday night, Rev. J. R. Stew
art presiding. This is the first year
of Dr. Kelly's ministry at this
charge, and the report of the confer
ence makes a favorable showing of
his work in that capacity. There
have been 113 additions to the
church during the year, making a
total membership at present of 50(i.
The membership of the Sunday
school is now 275. an increase of f,:i.
The conference, elected the follow
ing as stewards: J. B. Ashton, W.
E. Bostick, John Latta. H. P. Fig
uers. Go. T. Hughes. E. P. Turner.
S. W. Warfield. T. H. Williams. R.
C. Gant, R. O. Irvine, W. E. McKen
non. F. I). Lander. Win. Walter
and R. C. Church. Mr. G. T. Hughes
was re-elected superintendent of
the Sunday-school and Mr. J. B.
Ashton assistant superintendent.
Mr. Stewart and Dr. Kelley will
both make an effort to have the An
nual Conference, which convenes in
Shelbyviile, Oct. IS. meet in Colum
bia next year. Ail the above men
tioned stewards are recpie-ted to be
in attendance upon the morning ser
vice next Sunday, to be inducted
The Maury County Sunday School
Convention meets in Soring Hill
the second Saturday in October, in
the Presbyterian Church at 10
o'clock. All pastors and Sunday
school Superintendents are mem
bers. Every school is entitled to
send delegates, one for each fifty
scholars or fraction thereof. Let
everv school be well represented.
Let tll Sunday-school workers at
tend. Dinner on the ground. Elect
delegates without fail.
L. P. Padgett, Pres.
The South Columbia Epworth
League has grown remarkably of
late, and the order of services as
now conducted is very interesting
and instructive. Besides the regu
lar topic, at each meeting several
chapters are taKen from the Bible
and the most important events dis
cussed. TI11 League begun with the
hooks of Genesis and have gotten as
far as first S nnul, studying each
Presiding Elder Stewart preached
in the South Columbia Methodist
church last Friday night and held
quarterly conference. He preached
in the First Methodist church Sun
day morning and again in the South
Columbia church Sunday night.
Sunday morning his text was
"Have Faith in God," and his dis
course was thoughtful and entertain
ing. Dr. D. C. Kelley preached at
Lynnville last Sunday morning
and night at a revival meeting being
held there, and Presiding Elder
Stewart and Rev. W. D. Wendel
occupied his pulpit at the First
Methodist church. Dr. Kelley also
assisted in the Lynnville meeting a
day or two this week.
Elder Moore, of Nashville, held
services at the Christian Church
last Sunday, preaching twoexcellent
sermons. Elder Derryberry will
occupy the pulpit next Sunday.
Rev. D. T. Waynick and Cant. J.
H Fussell are attending Richland
Presbytery at Olive Hill, Hardin
ITGlennQn, Anderson Fasf en.
. pern's H lime Bill Tnai Tens lis Own Story :
New York, Sept. 15th, 1 89 7 .
Mc Ken non , Anderson (' Foster,
Cohtlilliir) , 7V ml.
l""Kht "f PASS A A' A NT & CO.,
IMDODTCDC A' :'-'J 'urrli Street,
llflrUfl I LIlU, ''' '-' Nlimr.l street.
TKUMS CASH. r:i-ii!i'..' in rM or its eiiuivnlent. New York fiui'Js.
Import duly on
There you have it. Out of a total of 82 dozen 974 pairs
of Ladies' Kid Gloves, wc landed all but iS? dozen under
the old tariff. Add this trivial $13.69; it toes not amount to
a cent and a half a pair on the entire lot. Not hard lor you
to understand, now, how we can guarantee old prices on
kid gloves, at least as long as present supply lasts. We tit
them to your hands, too.
A GRAND OPPORTUNITY
To have an EXQUISITE FIGURE, and learn
what a perfectly fitting corset really is.
of New York, The Princess of Wales Co.'s ex
pert fitter of "Her Majesty's Corset," will com
mence a week's engagement at our store
NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27.
Madame Ruth will remain until Saturday, October
2nd, and it will give her great pleasure to explain
the many merits of this celebrated corset.
We desire it to be distinctly understood that ladies'
will not be expected to purchase a corset after a
fitting is made, unless they 60 desire. New, and
lower prices on "Her Majesty's Corset."
THE AUTUMN'S FAVORITES
in Dress Goods and Silks are finding new owners
here every day. Scores of pretty Pattern Suits, no two
alike, exclusive too, for you can't find them elsewhere in Co
lumbia. We are Going to Lose About $130.00,
counting the fair profit that we had marked on them, on uS
pairs of Ladies' Fine Kid and Cloth Top Shoes, and for no
other reason than the fact that the toes are p little too point
ed for present up-to-date-ness. These shoes were made by
ourbest shoe-makers, The Krippendorff-Dittman Co. They
were our best $2.50 and $3.00 shoes, but on account of the
toes being a little too pointed for this season's requirements,
this lot goes on sale next Monday morning at $1.65 pair.
Sizes 2 to 6 when the selling commences.
About Twenty Styles of all wool Fancy Dress Goods,
right new, this season's styles, 32 inches wide, Monday, 2jc
A Half Dozen Ladies' extra heavy colored Silk Petticoats,
full width, elegantly made, next Monday, $4.S$, in place of
Prices Lean Your Way on another lot of extra quality
white Crochet Quilts, large size, and $1.50 worth of value
in every one of them, next Monday, 95c each. ,
Shoot that Straw Hat, and come here and buy a New
Fall Style Young's Hat. Derbys $3.00 and $4.00. Alpines
$3.00 and $3.50.
Some More New Things opened up in Men's Suits this
week. You know there's a Charm in First Choice, and
prices will surely be no lower. They're lower now than at
any other first-class clothing store that you have access to.
If you see it in our ad. it's so. K)
TilcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
Mrs. F. A. SHOi r, Lady Principal. Opens Sept. 15, 1S07.
The Intitute Is the oldest school for girls In the Kouth, ntul Ims the lest facilities for the
thorough education of Its pupil. The fiioulty Is cart-fully si-lected. nnd Includes gmdu
ii teg from Bryn Muwr, Cornell. Vnnderhilt nnd theOberl'in 1'onservntory of Music. The
attempt Is made to give ft practical education, but at the same time much attention I
given to the arts and sciences. Write for catalogues and circulars to
Juneltj fim Mrs. F. A. SHOUP, Columbia, Tenn.
That slaughter of miners, near the
coal village of Latimer, Luzerne
county, Pennsylvania, is well named
"official murder." It is the most
diabolical development of race
hatred, taking the form of devilish
ferocity, ever chronicled in this
country. The worst excesses of the
strike rioters of 1877, are not com
parable to this. Nothing even re
sembling it in criminality; in any
race riot in the south, can be cited.
It stands apart as the most terrible
of its class. And It is an inevitable
product of the coal barons' monstrous
greed. Chattanooga Times.
The late Senator Harris, of this
State, was a man of Immense force.
We do not mean to hold him as an
example; for there was much In his
life that even he iihnself In thought
ful moments could not approve.
Hut there was one thing about him
worthy of all respect. Those who
knew him best say that he was very
slow to make promisee, but that
when he had passed his word he
never failed to stand by it. It is
iSj-jdoz. Kid Gloves, 69.
Founded in 1836.
likely that the secret of hi influence
lay largely in this fact. Men learn
ed that they cot'ld trust him. Now
the very facility with which some
ponpl agree to do all that is asked
of them argues a certain shallow
ness of moral nature. We beg all
our young readers in particular not
to be too ready to promise, but to
let nothing exeppt impossibilities
keep them from redeeming all their
engagements. Christian Advocate.
The Grand Army is composed
principally of sons and grandsons of
old soldiers who have fallen heirs to
fortunes left by their pensioned
papas. Fayetteville Observer.
Mr. Hauna's checkbook has open
ed the Ohio campaigu with great en
thusiasm. Memphis Commercial
If Arch Huehes. the rainmaker,
will come to Memphis and make a
shower, we will indorse him for
Marshal of Middle Tennessee
If you waut the news,
8ubcribe for the