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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1897.
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Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County
Out of the County 125.
Entered at the post-office at Columbia. Ten
nessee as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
FOR SOKItlKTY, (iOOI) MOKAI.S AM)
I'm AIlTmn, Flrt. Ward,
John A. Oakkh.
T. J. Kka,
W. A. Rl'TTI.K.
S. 1 PVYXK,
W. D. Cameron.
Grover Clevkland is writing a
book. His enemies will liave him
in a hole then, sure enough.
Thk Nashville Centennial will
close on the last day of this month.
In maguitude and beauty and in
terest it has been a success, but in
morals a most lamentable failure.
Bryan spoke at Bowling Green,
Ky., Tuesday, to as large a crowd as
he addressed at Nashville. So it
seems that it was Bryan, and not
Buffalo Bill or the Centennial that
drew that crowd, sonny.
Miss Nellie Ely, who has the
honor of being the second lady in
the land to hold the title of Colonel,
having been appointed on Gov. Tay,
lor's staff, will be married to Hon.
T. Leigh Thompson, of Lewisburg,
on November 11.
The Herald does not approve of
betting, and we hope there will not
be much of it in this or any other
campaign. But as an Item of news
it may not be improper to remark
that odds of two to one are offered
that Figuers will be Columbia's
"That man Bryan," you know,
draws crowds everywhere he goes.
No larger at Nashville than the
average. He is kept going all the
while, accepting Invitations to
speak; and the people, they do
follow him. He will be President,
some of these days.
torial page is the
keeps a journal above the level of a
purely commercial enterprise. The
mere selling of news is much like
the selling of potatoes. A news
paper without honest opinions, ably
and frankly expressed, is like a bodv
without a soul."
We devote a page ot this Issue
a synopsis of the able speech
lion. w. J. Bryan at Nashville last
Friday. Because of that demand
upon our space, several communica
tions coming in late, are unavoid
ably left out, and editorial com
ment is cut correspondingly short
311'Lks are not only lower than
they were two months ago, but they
are lower than they were a year
ago. Cotton is off, and wheat, with
tne aid of an unprecedented foreign
demand, brings something more
than last year, while the price of
labor and lands remain the same.
Callest thou this prosperity, Horatio?
anderbii.t Day at t he Nash
ville Exposition was made the oc
CHsion for a triangular fight between
Vanderbilt students, bar-maids and
guards. A proud day for Vander
out! Ao more could be expected
from the beer guzzling Centennial
management. .Nashville will yet
rue the day that It ever sold its
morals to an advertising fake.
The putrid stench from immoral
germs sown by this Centennial
show, will infest Nashville's busi
ness circles and corrupt Nashville
society for generations yet to come.
Y hat a curse to this country is the
idolatrous worship of the God of
The surviving members of Com
pany E., First Tennessee Cavalry,
will meet in Columbia on the first
Moud8y in next mouth, for the pur
pose of organizing a society to help
eaifta other in times of trouble and
distress. This is a move in the right
direction, and we hope the meeting
will be well attended. The Confed
erate veterans have no government
to pension them, and the unfortu
nate ones in their ranks should be
looked after and cared for by those
more fortunate in this world's goods.
These heroes, some of them weighted
with age, cripled with disease,
homeless and penniless, should not
be left to the struggle all by them
selves or to the cold charity of a
busy, thoughtless world. There
should be organizations through
which those so Inclined may lend a
"That man Bryan," was in Nash
ville last Friday. The defeated can
didate; the private citizen; the Pop
ulite whose personal popularity is
on the wane; the representative of a
cause fast dying out; etc., etc., etc.
He was there and so were the peo
ple. Twice as many as went to see
and hear and shake hands with
President McKlnley when he was
there. Ten times as many as has
been or can be attracted by any
other private citizen. Is'nt it
strange how the people will rl ck by
the thousands and stand for hours
men and women to hear a man,
who, as some of his enemies put it,
"can talk longer and say less than
any man on the road?" Ts'nt it
strange, that though the Courier
Journal publishes his obituary and
buries his cause every day in the
week and Sunday too, that the peo
ple just won't believe it, but keep on
traveling miles to hear him, and
catch the craze anew every time
they hear him? Is'nt it strange that
this man Bryan can come into Ten
nessee and attract more people to
hear him, than all the public men of
this state, billed for the same plat
form, combined? Is'nt it strange
that he can go into Ohio and draw
larger crowds than McKlnley, with
all his popularity and the prestige of
his office? And is'nt it strangerstill
that with all these indisputable evi
dences of the man's power and popu
larity, the little two-by-four would
be critic will chirp with all the con
fidence of ignorance that "Bryan
and the silver issue are fast dying
out?" We devote the major part of
our first page to Mr. Bryan's Nash
ville speech. It is the keynote to
the campaign for 1900; and those
who fatlier the wish with the
thought that Bryan, with his match
less magnetism, will be sidetracked
"for expediency" sake, and that the
living issue of bimetallism, with the
free coinage of silver and gold at the
ratio of 16 to 1, will give place to
some cowardly makeshift, waiting
for the consent of nations that won't
consent, or some such folderol,
should read this preface to a cam
paign for human rights and finan
cial freedom, that will be memora
ble through all the ages.
To Youth ok Both Sexes: Come
now, let Fancy lead us over the fields
bared of their crops. It is a human
privilege to think, and we do not half
live unless we live in order to think, and
most of us will not half live unless we
think in order to live. With this slight
digression let us turn to the bare fields
One thought at least we must take away
The winter is to me a type of old age, for
then do people live on the crops gathered
in autumn after a summer of attentiou
following a spring of seeding. That
old age exactly a time for feeding on
the "stores of memory. Little food in
winter meaus much hunger, cold and
suffering. "Little of wise, kind, noble
action and thought to look hack upon
means an old ae of nagging regrets,
empty hands, and shrunken, chilled
heart. Come now, there is no escaping
that conclusion. Kvery day is adding
to your store of old-age memories.
What are they to he? Firm grains on
which you can feed, or husks and off
scourings unfit for a human being?
Let us venture on another thought:
You cannot name a ftep in the whole
history of a crop that is unimportant.
What about plowing? It must be sea
sonably done and well. What about
fertilizing? Suited to the soil and the
crop. Sowing? Hone with the host
available seed. And as for cultivating?
Life and vigor are only brought by ap
parently endangering both in the seed
ing. And so on, and so on : your aetivo
brains having already possibly outrun
me. Turn the thonghton yourself ! Why
should you venture in your spring-time
to endanger winter stores by letting the
happy years of joyous, wholesome youth,
become mere cnteh-alls for amusements
and thoughts that later you would fain
forget The mind is so whimsical an
organ ihat those things we need to re
call, often most easily escape us, and
the things that are of no gain to us we
most tenaciously remember.
Yet no field is free entirely from weeds
We scarcely know how they come. Nor
can twenty years pass over our heads
in the spring-time of life without the
accumulation of mental weeds. The
chief thing is to recognize the difference
between them and the good growth, and
then "Cultivate, cultivate, cultivate,"
persistently covering the foul growths
so that they do not choke the Rood. Yon
have to be stern about such doings, for
you cannot possibly show me a food
plant that has anything like the vitality
of a weed.
How often too the husbandman actu
ally endangers the growing stalk to pull
away from its very roots a weed that
would soon rob it of its nourishment
lie is cruel to be kind. He endangers
life to save it. Thus must you do, If you
would be wise and happy. Bad habits,
some of them not only unwise but posi
tively injurious, cannot grow, entwined
around the good, without weakening
the good. Imitate the- husbandman's
ways and wrench them out, though the
doing of it shakes your very stability
for a time. The good will ultimately
take stronger and better rrowth; never
fear about that..
The little weed looks so harmless at
first, but the wise mu sees ahead and
knows the risks of uiielcaa fields. The
flippant Jokes about the purity of men
and women are small in their way, but
the end is an unclean mind, and an un
clean mind in old uge is one of the most
woe-begone, unworthily-developed, and
unsatisfactory products of human life
that you can possibly meet. So wrench
and tug at the things that universal ex
perience says are noxious, and not good
for mental food wrench and tun and
out with them, however much it may
hurt! The end, in this case , will Justify
One more lesson from the field, scarce
ly related to the above and yet useful
perhaps to you in tilling you with the
dignity of living. The grain of the
present fields has, under cultivation
advanced somewhat upon the grain of
the ancients. Its needs are better un.
derstood, etc. Yet its possibilities for
improvement are only slight. But
what about a human being, yourself for
instance? When maize was already
maize, and the beaver already built its
dam, your ancestors and mine were sav
ages dwelling in caves. The seed, and
the beast are still the same, but man is
monarch of earth, is assulting the air
and is bombarding the heavens with
his scientific instruments. Look at Na
ture around for many lessons, but look
at man and his attainments to be
thrilled with the glories of humanity.
To think that the little cooing infant.
personally just as ignorant as and more
feeble than the cooing infant of the
early ages, can so drink in the accumu
lated wisdom of all time, that a few
years' study enables him to start where
the great before him have left off as
tronomy in relation to Newton for in
stancewill make you marvel that any
should speak unworthily of our race,
or draw back from a share in its deeds.
It in above the rest of animated nature.
Where animals combine for defence,
always in the same way for ages past, we
move forward into new combinations,
undreamed of by our ancestors but pos
sible by their own leadings in that di
rection; where animals show skill in all
the details of their work, we show
greater as time passes and leap onward
from pinnacle to pinnacle of ability till
the present day dawned. While the
race lasts, the same growth will go on if
the same conditions are complied with.
The gains of the past rill us with won
derment and then comes the longing
for these eyes to see what the eyes of
our children's children shall behold in
their old age. The heart reels in con
templation. Cheapest Line otV
School Books, School Supplies,
Baskets, Sntcliels, etc., elf.
Wall raper, 03c, Oic, Ooc, etc.
Jliblen 2(c; 1'enl amc nls 0.'c.
Jtiq reduction in Hammock.
JiilgcKt Tablet in Town Ooc.
mayl4 A.. D. FKIERSOX.
Odd Fellows' Celebration.
The celebration of the fifty-sixth
anniversary of the organization
of Columbia Lodge No. 8 of I.
O. O. F., at the Odd Fellows'
Hall last Friday night, was a
Fironounced success. There was a
arge attendance of both resident
and visiting members of the order,
and the fair Rebekahs were out in
force. Mt. Pleasant Lodge No. 24(1
was largely represented. The fol
lowing program was carried out :
Opeuintr Ode Members of the Lodge.
I'raver bv Chaplain.
"Object of the Meeting" If. L. White.
Song.. Columbia Male Vocal quartette.
Comic Recitation Miss Lazarus.
Short speeches by Odd Fellows for the
good of the order.
Mr. Isaac M. Powell made a short
speech, stating that ho had been a
member of the order for fifty-six
years, and during all that time had
enjoyed perfect health. After the
program, a delightful menu was
Virtue Versus Vice.
In Columbia, Nashville and other
cities the christian citizenship is
rising in a mighty fight for good
government against, the saloon,
gimbling, etc. Will thev do the
same, in Lewisburg? Or will the
christian voters of this town give
their support to candidates wh.)
havn't the moral courage to antago
nize these evils? It remains to be
seen. Lewisburg Sentinel.
Laziness and Extravagance.
We let our timber rot, and buy
fencing; we throw away our ashes
and grease, and buy soap; we raie
uogs, and buy nogs; wo let our ma
nure go to waste; we raise weeds,
and buy vegetables and brooms; we
catch nve-cnt flsli with four-dollar
rods; we build school houses, and
send our children off to be educated;
and lastly, we send our boys out
with a forty-dollar gun and a ten
dollar dog to hunt ten-cent birds
Yes, times are hard. Exchange.
Garwood's Sarsaparllia ror the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains.
Tersonals Culled From Exchanges.
Mrs. Jno. F. Warfield, of Colum
bia, is visiting the families of
Messrs. C W. Smith and W. B.
Smithson. Miss Alleen Moore, of
Columbia, and Miss Minna Scruggs,
of Leighton, Ala., are guests of Mrs.
Will May. Giles County Record.
Miss Cicely Kittrell, who has
been visiting friends in South Nash
ville, leaves this morning for her
home at Columbia. Nashville Sun.
Can't Put Him In a Hole.
After giving a few true facts con
cerning one Richmond Pearson, last
week, we were not quite sure as to
whether we would be allowed to
live in this beautiful country, to
breathe the invigorating ozone and
be caressed by the Kentle zephyrs
but with the exception, of his
"heelers" making a feeble attempt
to "put us in the nine-hole," we are
still here, and by the grace of God
and old hand-press, will continue to
greet you once a week. A first
class paper, entered as second-class
matter, in a fourth-class post-office,
in a district represented by a fifth
class congressman is bard to down.
Pittsboro (N. C.) Register.
ECHOES OF THE PAST.
Excerpts From the Diarv of Andrew
More Alxxit tli liloody Ituttle r Fort
Doiit-Uon Some llarl!iiiN
of the War.
Continued from hist week Articles.
Feb. 13. On the 8th we were
again alarmed by the pickets com
ing in and reporting a large body of
the enemy near by. Forrest's cav
alry and infantry and artillery rein
forcements reached Donelson on the
11th. Skirmishing yesterday and
heavy skirmishing to-day around
the rifle-pits which were constructed
last night. A heavy sortie was
made against our brigade, Aber
nathy's 6;ird suffered the most, being
posted nearest Maney s battery.
Heavy cannonading all around the
Feb. 14th. Skirmishing, still kept
up. About noon the Federal fleet on
the Cumberland. Commodore ,
commenced a vigorous attack on the
water batteries and the fort, advanc
ing so close as to throw shell over
the fort upon our rifle-pits, a mile
from the river, and into Dover. But
the fleet was driven back, badly
damaged. Upon the hills in our
front the enemy planted field artil
lery and 6helled our pits, Dover and
the fort. That night a council of
war was held and it was agreed that
at early dawn our left wing should
march out and attack the enemy in
his strength. The night of tho 13th
it snowed and rained.- We were
without tents and bedclothes and
had slept none scarcely for three
nights for watching in the trenches.
On the night of the 14th it snowed
again. A few of us at a time slept,
lying upon the ground and covering
with what we could borrow. The
enemy annoyed us so day and night
that we could scarcely sleep any or
cook, every one being required in
the pits every time an alarm was
given. In the day sharpshooters
from their covers were continually
picking on men all around the lines.
Bullets were continually whizzing
by the ears of all who were exposed.
Occasionally the roar of a cannon
and an explosion near by warned us
of danger. For four days I never
slept more than six hours. Men
were so exhausted that they actually
slept in their position while shell
were exploding around thein and
the deadly missils of the sharp
shooter flying around their heads.
During these four or Ave days I
never had time to get water to wash
my face and hands, being glad to get
enough to drink. Being without
canteens we were compelled to bring
water in our cooking-pans.
Feb. 15. At daylight the cannon
ading commenced around the lines.
In a short time the left wing
marched out, the 20th Tenn., Col.
Gregg's Texas regiment and the 56th
Va., leading. Under command of
Jno. B. Floyd the attack was made
on the enemy before all had gotten
up. The Southern yell accompanied
the charge and roar of musketry.
Gen. Buckner's brigade was ordered
to the left to participate in the at
tack. The enemy was driven back
gradually from the left fully two
miles by the middle of the day, our
forces taking two batteries. About
ten o'clock an effort was made to
plant a battery in front of Heiman's
brigade, when French's and Graves'
batteries opened fire upon it, com
pelling the ensmy to "skedaddle."
The companies of Captains G. VV.
Gordon and T. E. Jamison, which
had been detached from our regi
ment Dec. 22 to guard the Whippor
will and Elk Fork bridges on the M.
L. & C. Railroad, joined us the
morning of the 16th just in time to
participate in the fight.
Between ten and eleven o'clock
an order was given across from the
hill, where French's battery was
posted, for Voorhies' regiment to go
to the support of the regiments of
Cook and Palmer in attack upon a
battery of the enemy. Six com
names on the left, after waiting to
see or hear from our colonel and
failing to see or hear from him.
crossed the works and double
quicked it through tho woods and
brush and over an old field to where
the enemy was posted with a bat
tery. I never saw the lieutenant
colonel at all. but learned that he
came up with some of the rear com
panies. While passing through the
old field Lieut.-Col. W. IL Moore
was wounded in the knee, some of
Capt. Gordon's men assisting in tak
ing him off the field.
We came up with Buckner's regi
ment engaging the enemy. Advanc
ing into the woods, we engaged the
enemy for some time while iron hail
was falling all around from the
belching cannon and the deadly
musket. Our battery, in the mean
time, was firing over our heads at
the enemy. Here I met up with my
old friend Lieut. Joe Love for Cul
leoka, Tenn. and shook hands with
him amidst a shower of bullets, this
being the first time that I had seen
biin since we parted at Camp Maury
Col. Sewell ordered a retreat and
left my company aud Captain Gor
don's. We then formed on Cook's
left, but failed to dislodge the enemy
from the bushes. Being ignorant of
his strength and Cthe exact position
of bis battery we, with the regi
ments of Cook and Palmer, fell
back behind the point of the rise up
on which we were and proceeded to
clean our guns, when the forces on
the left we ordered in. Col. Voor
hies, in the mean time, received the
order from the proper source and
started out with the remaining com
panies, but, failing to find the place,
returned before we were ordered in.
Immediately after we were or
dered in on the left the fight com
menced on the right, the enemy
making the attack for over a half a
mile. An incessant roar of musketry
aud constant boom of cannon was
kept up for an hour and a half with
out abatement. The repeated on
spfs of the enemy were every time
foiled. The 2nd Ky. (Col. Lincoln)
had two-hundred men shot down by
ptie volley from our men (so stated
by the Col.), and the regiment never
rallied any more. It was a terrible
fight. During the struggle between
the land forces the gun-boats par-
HGennon, Anderson 2j Foster.
At eight o'clock next Monday morning,
WE will place on sale a few dozen pieces of Fine
Stamped Linens, Doylies and Center Pieces, that are slight
ly soiled from handling. Prices will be half and less.
Stamped Doylies that were hie and 1.1c each .Holiday, "c each.
Stamped Center Pieces that were 25c and 40c each. .Holiday, le each.
Stamped Center Pieces that were oOc each ... .Hominy, 20c each.
Xot on sale before S o1 'clock Monday morning.
The burning of a Charity Hanar iii Paris last 3Iay,
at which time many prominent people lost their lives, caused
the fashions of the universe to change; caused the designers
of the world's styles to weave their melancholly feelings
into their fabrics, and what Paris says is style, the whole
world echoes. Hence we have in the Xciv Autumn Dress
Goods and Silks, so many shades of half mourning purples,
dark boibns, navy blues, 'vine reds, dark greens, and many
cloistral combinations of these shades.
FUNEREAL BLACK also retains its wonted popu
larity, and we were never in better shape to supply you with
the season's favorites in Dress Goods, Silks, Velvets, Trim
Saiii Way in Wraps!
whether it be cloth or
plush cape, 26-inch jacket,
fur collarette, and many styles
of misses and children's coats.
And Fashion's whim docs
not say that you must use
either a cape or a jacket. You
are to use your own good
judgement and still be in style.
Another Lot of Carried
SIX PIECES of 50-inch rough cheviots, in dark green,
grey, navy blue, and a black and brown combination, (the
grey is an English cheviot, 47 inches wide). The prices last
season, and the values this season, were 75c, 90c, and $1.00
yard. They all ought to change owners in an hour next
Monday at j$c a yard.
TEN PIECES of Printed French Flannels, 27 inches
wide, in light and dark colors, present price and value, 50c
a yard. Next Monday 25c yard. Make elegant dressing
sacks, wrappers or children's sacks.
ROMAN STRIPED and plaid ribbons, 20 colorings, 3 J
inches wide, all silk Taffeta, regularly 40c a yard. Mon
day, 2jc a yard.
ANOTHER CASE of that heavy unbleached Canton
Flannel, as good a 10c value as you'll find in a day's journey.
Monday, 7 i-2c a yard We sold 4000 yards o f this quali
ty alone, last season.
LADIES' VESTS at 25c each. Pants to match, same
price. Not such quality as you usually find at this price.
Better, far better asgood as 40c will buy most anywhere.
All the clothing manufacturers have this notice printed on
their bill-heads: "Owing to increased cost of both labor and
material, prices are subject to advance without further no
tice." One manufacturer wrote us that we ought to mark
the prices of our clothes up, as thev were worth 35 per
cent more now than when we bought them.
BUT WE'LL NOT DO IT. Not till we have to pay
higher prices, shall you pay us a penny more than old prices.
Doing business this way is making our clothing store fa
mous. Great piles of suits and overcoats at the least pri
ces ever known for good clothes.
PEOPLE wonder how we can sell all the new style col
lars made of 2100 pure linen at 10c each, and cuffs at 20c
a pair. No matter how. We can and are doing it. It's
all you can do to rind a good cotton collar at this price at
If you see it in our ad.
tially engaged the Jort. The scene
was indeed grand and terrific as
viewed from tne top of a stump 0:1
the hill near where our regiment
was posted. My meditations were
suddenly cut short by a volley of
musketry from the enemy who had
crept np near under cover of the
bushes. Each man immediately
sought his post, but the enemy's on
ly object was to annoy and prevent
us from reinforcing the right, with
out making a determined attack.
Three regiments of the enemy suc
ceeded in getting in the ride pits
near the river previously occupied
by Col. Hanson of the 2nd Ky., be
fore he got back from the left.
The enemy's loss was very heavy,
reported by their papers to be over
ten thousand killed and wounded.
Our'loas was 270 killed, 1050 wounded.
Night closed on a hard day's flight
of twelve hours, from sunup to suu
down. The fitful glaro of the moon
from behind the cloud s Indie upon
m wl -
- over Drees Goods for
Anderson & Foster.
the bloody field of Donelson where,
lying upon a bed of snow with no
covering but the blue canopy of
heaven, were the dead and dying
Southerners intermingled with the
Northmen who were pressing an in
vasion upon us. The beleaguered
garrison of Donelson knew that they
were surrounded by a greatly superi
or force, but the thought of wife,
mother, daughter, sister and fire
sides being left to the mercies of a
remorseless foe. caused them to fight
with a desperation ncarcely ever
Shot-gun regiments ys would
charge the enemy armed with the
best iniplmeiits of war and drive
them bacK like sheep. T he 11th 111.
regiment went into the fight with
over seven hundred men and, as a
captain in the regiment st ated, came
out with only one hundred and
sixty; his company going in with
Continued to Seventh P aze.)