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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, i97.
NEWS AND COMMENT.
The National Bank of Asheville,
N. C, his closed Its doors.
The office of the Jackson (Tenn.,)
Whigwa badly damaged by fire
The municipal election in New
York will take place to-day. The
campaign has been a hot one.
Luetoebt's trial cost the Btate of
Illinois nearly $.30,000, and yet it has
all to be gone over with again.
William R. Foster, who ab
sconded from New York In 1888 with
$143,000, has been apprehended In
The yellow fever malady con
tinues to spread. There have been
a number of cases and two deaths in
Memphis this week.
The exodus of yellow fever
refugees from Memphis, Birming
ham and other places is filling up
Middle Tennessee towns.
Harry A. Cassin, ex-bank cash
ier and embezzler to the amount of
$71,000, has Jumped his bond at At
lanta, and is reported to be in South
A fierce gale swept the lower
Jersey coast and up Deleware Bay
last Monday, stranding many ves
sels, blowing down houses and do
ing untold damage.
A Chicago man writing home
from the Klondike says that since
his arrival at that place there have
been six suicides, three hangings
and eleven killings.
To-morrow will be the last day of
the great Tennessee Centennial.
Yesterday was President J. W.
Thomas' Day, and was one of the
biggest days of the show.
A young man by the name of
Melcher, in Maine, has secured a
verdict against Miss Dingley, daugh
ter of the author of the tariff bill,
for $1,788 for breach of promise.
Mr. Bryax is taking an active
part in the Ohio election. The lines
are strongly drawn on the national
issues of the gold standard and free
silver, and the campaign is growing
The Fowler Cycle Co., of Chicago,
one of the largest bicycle concerns
in the West, assigned last Friday.
Liabilities are said to be about
$500,000, with assets considerably
under that sum. The company em
ployed 500 men.
The Jury of Awards on exhibi
tions at the Centennial Exposition,
composed of leading men and wo
men from all sections of the United
States, have made their report.
There were 711 awards out of 1,945
exhibits examined. '
The approach of cold weather is
ending the strike of coal miners in
the Jcllico district.. The operators
refuse to recognize the , union, and
will only take the men back as in
dividuals.' In most cases conces
sions haVe been made by the , opera
tors. ., , ,
Twenty-two dismissals of South
ern Democratic printers were made
last Friday at tho Goverment Print
ing Office, iu violation of the civil
service law. Among this number
were William A. Love, of Memphis,
and William Ratclitfe, of Sparta,
Tenn. The discharged men filed
their protest to-day with the Civil
Mrs. Lvlie Jones Farabeb, of
Memphis, who, with her children,
last week took French leave of her
husband for parts unknown, writes
back that she is touring Europe.
Mrs. Farabee graduated at the' Co
lumbia Institute some ten or twelve
years ago, and wa9 well known in
Columbia society at the time. Since
her marriage she developed inf,o a
great Club woman, and, not living
happily with her husband, quietly
packed her grip and took her de
parture, taking her children with
The official figures show that the
total attendance at the Centennial
up to last Saturday night was 1,489,
0G7. Thi? Is an average of nearly
(50,000 per week, and nearly 10,000
per day. The attendance Saturday,
May 1, when the Centennial opened,
was 20,317. The biggest attendance
for any one day was Sept. 11, Nash
ville Day, when more than 41,000
passed through the gates. The big
gest attendance for any one week
was the week ending Oct. 21; next
the week ending June 2(5, and next
The Reformers are Thoroughly Aroused and
Number of Enthusiastic'. Speeches Have Been
Made and Numerous Campaign Sto
The Records of the City Show that P. Lazarus and Saint Ledger White,
Candidates on the "Peepul's Ticket," are Enemies to the Public
Schools George T. Hughes, Hons. L. P, Padgett and
II. P. Figuers to Speak at the Opera
, ! House To-niifht.
At Oholston's hall last Saturday
night, according to announcement,
the candidates of the Reform Party
made addresses, and branded some
of the numerous campaign lies that
are being circulated to the detri
ment' of 'their cause. Oholston's
hall is an out-of-the-way place, and
Saturday night is a bad tune to get
a crowd; but, nevertheless, a good
sized audience numbering more
than a hundred was In attendance.
Mr. Yoest, aspirant for the may
oralty under the "Peepul's" colors,
had through Mr. Figuers not only
being given an opportunity but had
been extended a pressing invitation
to be present and defend his side of
the question; but he refused to toe
the mark. !
All the Reform candidates, except
Messrs. Cameron, Oakes and Gant,
who were necessarily detained, were
there and made short addresses.
Mr. riEUBrn' SpoMh.
Mr. II. P. Figuers, nominee for
Mavor, opened the meeting. He
stated that two years before he had
stood in this same hall, as a candi
date for Alderman, and, with the
other candidates, opened , the Re
form campaign. Then he could not,
and did not, promise to reduce the
taxes of the city; as the corporation
was burdened with debt, and the
only way he knew how to get rid of
a debt was to pay it. Rut he did
promise that if he and the other can
didates on the Reform ticket were
elected they would give a' pure and
clean city government, and put men
. ' I I .11' , . . i .. .1 -I
in omce woo wouiu yre in uo uieir
duty. The election came off, and
the Reform ticket won. Now he
was there to give, a report of his
stewardship. They had fulfilled all
their promises to the people; thy
had elected police who had raided
the gambling hells and brought the
Sunday tipplers to justice, or drove
them from tne town, tie was mere
to renew his promises and if elected
they would in like manner be ful
filled. Refore the Reform Board had
come into power, Columbia had the
reputation oi being one or tne rot
tenest towns in the State. Profes
sional gamblers whose dens were as
well known as his office or anybody
else s place of business,' paraded the
streets and enticed young boys into
their gambling hells ; saloons were
open seven days in a week, and law
lessness abounaea everywhere.
Men who came here to locate and
make this their home, saw this bad
state of affairs, and said they could
not afford to raise their children
among such surroundings, and went
A big kick had been made because
the salary of the Citj' Marshal had
been raised from $(50 to $75 by this
board. The first year the "Big
Three" were in Power Bob Guest
was given $90 a month for his ser
vices as City Marshal; the salary
wa9 afterwards lowered to $(50, and
this Board had merely partly re
stored it. A man who does his duty
in that office earns $1,500 a year.
The 10 o'clock law had also caused
much displeasure among the saloon
men. This was a good law, and he
had no apology to make for it. He
tried to make the hour of closing 9
o'clock instead of ten, but the Board
finally compromised on ten.
He'then spoke of the Sunday law.
He said this law had been standing
for fifteen years, but part of the time
it had not been enforced. When the
Reform board was elected they
simply revived it and put' new life
in it, and the merchants and . whis
key men thought they had enacted
a new law.. This law was not estab
lished by the corporation of Colum
bia, neither by the State, nor Con
gress. But many, many years ago,
in the days of. Moses, when God
wrote these words on the tablets of
stone "Remember the Sabbath day,
to keep it Holy ; six days shalt thou
labor and do all thy work; but the
seventh is the Sabbath1 of the1 Lord
thy God" then was . the..' law en
acted; and when men complain
against this law they complain
against the holy laws of God, and
not against the Board of Mayor and
Aldermen, or the State of Tennessee,
This board had not only reduced
the number of saloons, exported a
lot of professional gamblers and im
proved public morals, but they had
greatly reduced the indebtedness of
the city, while at the same time ex
pending more money than usual on
street improvements, etc.
The other side were saying that
this board had saved a great deal by
having the electric lights cut off for
several months. "Yes," said Mr.
Figuers, emphatically, "and we will
do so again if the Electric Light
Company try to bulldoze us as they
did then." Instead of paying what
the company wanted them to, they
demanded a cheaper rate and got
what they wanted. They reduced
the number of lights, and, Instead
of paying $100 per light on a five year
contract, as the company demanded,
they were now paying $80 per light
on a one year contract. And, be
sides, If a light is out two hours at a
time, they charge the company up
with two nights service for the light,
and make hem pay it, too.
But of all the campaign lies he
had heard, two of the littlest had
just come to his ears. One was that
H. P. Figuers was against the
public schools. lie wanted It under
stood that he w is as much In favor
of public schools as anybody. He
had served six years on the Board of
Education, and the first medal that
was ever offered to any scholar in
the public schools of Columbia, was
presented by him.
It was even being circulated that
tins Board had passed the Dortch
law. This was a good law, and he
was glad that Columbia had been
brought under its jurisdiction. It
gave a cleaner and purer ballot, and
punished both the person who sold
his vote and the rascal who bought
it. Some people were' howling
around that the Dortch law was an
enemy to the negro, but, instead,
it is a protector to his manhood.
Mr. Figuers at this point was askd
to explain about the proposed
amendment t tne charter or Co
lumbia. In reply he stated that there
were two amendments to the citv
charter proposed, one by the Reform
Party and one by the opposition.
Tne one by the Reform Party had
for its cardinal object the Issuance
or bonds to buy aud own our elec
trict light plant, and to correct some
serious evils iu the collection of
taxes. That some parties had i not
paid their taxes for years, and this
was imposing a neavy burden oh
those who did pay , their taxes
promptly, and the purpose was to
devise some plan to force these de
linquents, some of whom we.re large
property holders, to pay their taxes.
The cardinal features of the amend
ment offered by the opposition, was
to make a man eligible to the office
of Mayor cr Alderman without any
property qualification or previous
citizenship in the city; and to make
the aldermen elected by wards," so
that the voters in three wards would
have no voice in ' the, election of
aldermen in the other, ward al
though that alderman so elected
could vote taxes upon the people of
the other three wards.. Mr, Figuers
said he had strenously opposed
both amendments and suggested a
conference between the friends "of
each proposition; which conference
was brought about, and resulted in
an agreement to drop all amend
ments. The other side afterwards
tried to get their amendment
through, but failed. ...
Mr. Rea'a Speech.
Mr. T. J. Rea, of the Third Ward,
was the next speaker. He said that
he was for good government, good
morals and impartiality. He would
not bo ground by any corporation
and' succumb to their" denlands.
When the contracts for lights wa
made with the Water and Light
company, be with the others worked
until their proposition was cut down
$800. He said that, the candidates
on the opposition , ticket may be
good men, but this is not a fight for
men, , but for principles. -He
never asked for office and didn't
want it, but he was willing to work
and do anything for the welfare of
his fellow citizens.
Mr. Iluttle' Spnrh.
Mr. W. A. Ruttle, of the Second
Ward, was the next man called for.
He said that lie had stood in the
hall two years ago and begun his
campaign for Alderman. He was
elected and served, and had re
ceived not a cent for his services,
but on the other hand it had cost
him a great deal. He was not al
lowed to sell the corporation a dol
lar's worth of anything, and, when
the "no screen" law and other laws
were made, a number of whiskey men
came to him and told him they would
trade with him no more. He was
willing, however, to make these per
sonal sacrifices for his city's welfare.
Why were the whiskey men fight
ing this board? Because they had
raised their taxes $50, and by the en
actment of the 10 o'clock law had re
duced their revenue a great deal.
The "antis" had said in theirresolu
tion at the court-house meeting that
they were in favor of raising the
wages of the day laborers. This
hoard had raised their wages already,
in this way ; that instead of paying
them in depreciated warrants, they
were paid in cash for whit work they
did. The way to save money was to
spend it rightly, and this is the way
this board has saved money.
Mr. lllttar'a Speech.
Mr. Eugene Ritter. of the First
Ward, came next. He stated that
he was for the Public School system,
good morals, and a lust and econo
mical administration of public
affairs. He would serve the people
raithfully 11 elected.
Mr. Payne's Speech.
: Mr. S. P. Payne, of the Third
Ward, then spoke. He said thatsome
days ago an anonymous circular had
been issued, calling all those op
posed to "rings, cliques, sham and
humbuggery" to meet in the court
house. He didn't Know who wrote
the circular, as the writer had for
gotten to 6ign bis name; but, as they
had selected a ticket in opposition
to the Reform ticket, he supposed
he must belong to the "rings and
cliques." He never opposed public
education, but was opposed to a hog
law, and was i'i favor of the poor
man raising all the hogs he wanted.
One of the "People's party" had
come to him and asked him to pass
a hog law. Cries of "Name him!"
"Name him!" were made, and Mr.
Payne said that his name was I).
Lazarus. The issue In this cam
paign, however, is morals the main
tenance and enforcement ot the 10
o'clock and Sunday laws.
Mr. Powell's Speech.
Mr. A. H. Powell, of the Fourth
Ward, was then called for. He said
that if he was elected alderman he
would do his best to serve the peo
pie. He was for free schools and
the strict observance of the Sabbath
day, and would give whiskey a
black ye every time the opportunity
was afforded him.
Mr. Smlner'a Speech.
Mr. J. A. Smiser was not billed as
one of tho speakers, but being pres
ent and called for, came forward
and made a rousing address for re
form. He said there were various
tales being told against the reformers
to attract the attention ot the voter
from the true issue. One man will
tell about a bill being carried before
the Legislature, another about some
thing else the reformers did, but the
real issue was morality. Before the
Reform Board was elected, men who
never did a day's work in their
lives, strutted about the streets with
their lily-white hands, while to
everybody except the then police
force, their gambling dens were as
well known as any man's business
house and were left quite as undis
turbed. Where were they now?
They had faded away like the mists
of the morning; they had been
driven to other places or made to
seek other employment it is to be
hoped and live better lives. Under
the old administration, while the
fiolice would leave the white gamb
ers umriolested, they were industri
ous enough in raiding negro crap
games, and parading twenty or
thirty negro boys through the
streets, making a big racRet and
hullabaloo. What have the police
elected by this board done? Not
only have they raided the little negro
crap-shooters, as is their sworn duty
to do, but they have also - arretted
Impartially and indiscriminately
white gamblers, and brought them
to justice. His address was punc
tuated with frequent shouts of ap
plause and "aniens" from the col
Mr. Rutledge.,,. secretary of the
campaign committee, than made a
few remarks and announcements,
and the meeting' adjourned.
AT THE CITY HALL.
Mexra. Smiser, Hate her, Fleming and
Holding' Make Speech.
The City Hall was crowded Mon
day night last , to hear the Reform
speakers present the issues of this
Mr. James A. Smiser was the first
speaker. He made an earnest ap
peal for the reform movement, his
address being enthusiastically ap
plauded throughout. The most tell
ing part of his speech was his venti
lation of the records of Messrs.
Lazarus and White, two of the can
didates on the i'People's Ticket,"
who were members of the Board of
Mayor and AUiermen in 1891, in re
gard to the1 question of public
schools. He said that at the hands
of that Board, the public school sys
tem' of the city had been attacked" in
its most vital rot. . He - had the
minutes before . him, , and, to sub
stantiate his remarks, read the pro
ceedings of a " hit e liny of the
Board ou Thursday evening, June
7, im.V ?
'.At tbu meeting an orJinance. was
introduced to repeal an ordinance
relating to public schools and defin
ing the duties of ike Board of Edu
cation, passed and approved June
U, lAV, - when the public schools
Continued to -Second Pnge.)
Completes Us business at Shel
byville and Adjourns.
Revs. 1). C. Keller and W. 1). Wemlel
Hill Heinaln in Columhin
CUi-kavllle the Next Place of Meet
ing 'Hie IloUton Methodist Selec
ted as the Church's
The Tennessee Methodist Confer
ence finished its business at Shelby
ville last Monday morning. This
session was the most harmonious
one held in years, and the reports
showed that the church in general
was in a most satisfactory condition.
Clarksville was selected as the
next place of meeting. The people
of Columbia are disappointed in not
having the Conference meet here
next year, but they can console
themselves in having Revs. D. C.
Kelley and W. D. Wendel returned
to this place. Columbia will put in
her bid for the Conference again
The Holston Methodist was selec
ted as the conference's official or
gan, the last Conference having
abandoned the Tennessee Metho
dist on account of its "second bless
Following are the appointments of
the Columbia, Franklin and Savan
nah Districts, ail of which are part
ly in Maury County:
Columbia District I. R. Stuart, Pre
siding Elder. Columbia, I). C. Kelley;
South Columbia, W. I). Wendell; Mt.
Pleasant, A. C. Couey; Culleoka and
Hurricane, W. H. Johnston; Bigby
ville Circuit, W. F. Powers; Taylor's
Chanel, to be supplied by J. A. Mollov :
Mooresville Circuit, J. I). Massey; Oli
vet and iynnville, J. T. Jilackwood;
Pleasant Valley and Salem, J. L. Kel
lum; Trinity Circuit, T. II. Woodard;
Fall River Mission, P. J. Johnson;
Prospect Circuit, W. H. Lovell; Rich
land Circuit, J. (i. Mollov: Hunker Hill
Mission, F. 1). Freeman; Pianah Circuit,
J. 11. Nichols; Diana Circuit, A. V.
Walker; Bee Springs 'ircnit, Wood
iJotildiu; Klkton, V. J. Stuart; Pleas
ant Hill and Smyrna, to he supplied by
E. U. Worsham; P esident Mailiu Fe
male College, S. N. Marker.
Franklin District J T. Curry, Pre
siding Elder. Franklin, II. II. Keauia;
Douglas Circuit, it. W. Seay; Spring
Hill. W. 15. Taylor: Carter's Creek Cir
cuit, H. F. lsom; Neapolis Circuit, U. E.
Eubank ; 15 re nt wood and Thompsons,
II. 11. McNeill; Hetheada Circuit, vV. s.
Harwell ; Santa Fe Circuit, X. B. S. Oiv
ings; Nolensville Circuit, Josoph Web
ster; Almaville Mission, W. T. Dye;
College drove Circuit, u. is. Mereaa;
Chapel Hill and Caney Springs, C. S.
Uabard; Ftrmingtoii and Verona, 1). M.
Coleman ; Bethlehem and Johnson, X.
B.stone: Kern vale Mission, 1'. VV. John
son ; Berlin M ission, S. W. Bransford;
Trinity and Triune, U. Ij. Beale.
Savannah District J. V. Hetisley,
Presiding Eider. Savannah, l',. u ore
gory: Savannah Circuit, J. C. Roberts
Waynesbo o Circuit, U. W. Taylor;
Mount Auburn Circuit, supplied by P.
V. Ward; Clifton Circuit, C. h. Hens
ley; Linden and Buardstown, J. A. Pat
terson; Linden Mission, W. D. Cherry;
Cane Creek Mission, W. H. Williams;
Lowry ville, supplied by S. i Treada-
way; Ijawrenrebnrg, J. a. Jones; vv ay
laud Springs Mission, C. E. Herriges;
West Point, supplied by Bion Hensiey;
Hampshire and cross images, v., a
Stella: Sandv Hook and Bethel. A. 11
Dickson; Williamspcrt Circuit, W. If.
Beasley; Snmmertown Mission, P. 1).
uaraner; apier ana Jaurei nui, sup
plied by XV. A. Carver.
"PROSPERITY" IX NEW YORK.
Hitchcock & Co. Fall, With 1, 000,000
New Yobk, Oct. 22. W. O. Hitch
cock & Co., Importers and dealers in
silks, to-day assigned for the benefit
The firm had existed for about ten
years, and its reputation spread
through a number of foreign coun
tries on account of the wide reaches
of its business. The liabilities will
amount to not less than $1,000,000, it
was said by those acquainted . with
the firm's business. As to the assets
nothing could be said.
JOKE MAY KILL HER.
Young Lady Can't Stop Laughing at a
Holu ate, O., Oct. 22. At the
home of Nicholson Newcomer,
living at Ridgeland, a small hamlet
southeast of this city, there gathered
together a crowd of young people
to spend the evening. George Wil
derson told a funny story, causing
the crowd to laugh. When the
majority of those present had stop
ped, Miss May Coulter, ayounglady
19 years old, fell to the Moor in a
laughing condition. Keeping it up,
a doctor was called, but could not
make her cease. This caused great
excitement. Several of the young
ladles fainted. Miss Coulter was
taken home, but cannot stop laughing-
Priinm's Springs Sold.
Ckntkeville, Oct. 24. By order
of the Chancery Court, at its last
term at this place, the Primm's
Spring property, situated in the
northern part of this county, and a
popular summer resort, was 6old to
thi highest bidder here yesterday.
The sale includes the hotel, springs
and the land surrounding them. J.
A. Jones, of Little Roek, purchased
Royal makes the lood pure,
wholesome and delicious.
BOVl IAKINQ POW0FH CO., NCW YORK.
LEAPED INTO THE HUDSON.
Frlnhtful Accident on the New York Cen
Nkw York, October;24. The most
awful accident that has happened in
the history of the New York Central
Railroad took place this morning
just before daylight between the two
stations called Uumsous and High
lands, on the Harlem River, near
The otllcial statement of the rail
road shows that at least nineteen
persons were killed and probably as
many more injured.
The wrecked train, the Buffalo and
New York special, was running
along a level and straight stretch of
track, when, without a moment's
warning, and for some reason so ut
terly inexplainable ns to almost
warrant a suspicion that the em
bankment was blown up, the solid
bank gave way, carrying with it a
wall of stone more than ayard thick,
and the engine and seven curs of the
heavy train went into the Hudson
It all happened In a moment, in
less time than it takes to tell it. The
water was rushing into the smashed
cars, and the people, most of them
awakened from sleep in their berths,
panic-stricken and shrieking for
help, were rushing hither and thither
trying to escape from what seemed
certain death. There were some
among the panic-strieke-! ones who
quickly recovered ttieir presence of
in I iid ii ud it is due to 'hem tiiut the
loss of life was not tripled.
Swiftest I. ntf linn Kver Ml Over
tl-H I.. & N.
A remarkable sppclil" passed
through Columbi.i last Friday moru
intr. It consisted of th sleeper
"Rlalto" and an enjjlne. Tlie only
paf-senger wus Col. Frank Fowler, of
Cincinnati, t'ie wealthy turfman.
He wus speeding to Mobile to see
his sister and nephew, who were re
ported dying of yellow fever. The
train left Cincinnati at 10:30 o'clock
Thursday night ami arrived at Mo
bile at 5 o'clock Friday evening,
covering the 782 miles in eighteen
hours und a half. The run from
Birmingham t Montgomery, I'M
miles, was iniide with two stops in
100 minutes. Seventy miles an hour
was made hetve'ii many points on
the line. It whs the swilVst long
run ever made by the Louisville &.
Nashville and the most unique
train ever carried by It, and tho
train cost Col. Fowler $7(M.
DiK down to the cnuse of your sick
ness, if you want to net well and 8tay
well. Most likely it's indigestion. The
irritating nolsons of fermenting, putrid
food, left in the stomach by indigestion,
cause headache, neuralgia, nervousness,
dizziness, stomachache, nausea, Insta
bility, and all the other well-known
symptoms of iuiliircstlon. They also
cause many nains and disorders which
are often laid to other causes and hence
are not easily cured. But ns soon as
the poisons are removed, all thesesymp
toms and disorders disappear, because.
there is nothing left to cause them.
Nothing succeeds in this like Shaker
Digestive Cordial, because it prevents
the undigested food from fermenting in
the stomach and helps the stomach to
digest its food. Sold by druggists, price
10 cents to $1.01) per bottle.
Garwood's Sursaparilla for the blood
guaranteed tocuro. A. B. Rains
Violated the Consent Lin.
Will Frierson, colored, alias Ghol
ston, was tried before Judge Loouey
Monday on the charge of violating
the age of consent law. The war
rant was sworn out by Lou Trotter,,
colored, at the instance of her 'y
year-old daughter. Frierson was
bound over to (he next term of Cir
cuit Court. Tli parties live near
Oholston's hill, south of town.
Pimple, blotchei, b'ackheadn. red, rough, oily,
motiy akin, ItclilDg. :a.y culp, dry, thin, tad
falling hair, aud baliy IK-mUlici rrrcvenU-d by
CtrriciTn Soap, the n;ot ctTvotive (kin purify,
lug aud beautify lug uip Id th ci!d. aa wll M
paruataod aweetett for toilet, bath, and nuraerj.
laanhl throughout tb n'M. Pomri !). iwv C. Cntr ,
Solt rror., BonoB. r'llnlc BMittifjUMlIktllfr
BLOOD HUMORS clTtti&S&i'SL