Newspaper Page Text
TITE COLUMBIA ITEBALT): FBTDAY. OCTOBER 29, 1807.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County 11.00.
Oat of the County 1.25.
Entered at the post-office at Columbia, Ten
nessee as necond-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
FOK SOHKIKTY, ;OOI) MORALS AND
H. P. FIGUER9.
Fol AlUermen, Flrat. Ward,
T. J. Rea,
W. A. R TITLE.
R. P. Payne,
W. D. Cameron.
No scratch ing.
Vote the Reform ticket straight.
Go to the Opera House to-night.
A true Reformer will voto the
You are not voting for men, re
member, but for morals, so vote the
Reform ticket straight.
After the Centennial is over, it
is to be hoped that the Nashville
papers will publish some news.
Attend the Opera House speak
ing to-night. Everybody cordially
invited, white and black alike.
Men must be judged by the com
pany they keep. If your friend is
on the wrong ticket, vote against
It is only the truth that hurts.
Malicious stories only reveal the
character of those who circulate
Thk Herald gives its sincere
sympathies to our friends driven
from home by the yellow plague,
and extends to them one and all a
most cordial welcome to this favored
spot where the deadly germs cannot
live. t .
Ik a good man or your personal
friend lends his name and influence
to a bud cause, you should admon
ish and persuade him of his error if
you can; if not, then rebuke him by
your vote. It is never right to
help a friend do wrong.
Paul Dana, son of the late
Charles A. Dana, will succeed his
illustrious father as editor of the
New York Sun. Heretofore Paul
has been unknown to fame; now we
shall see what he will do with the
trreat opportunity chance has
tli row n his way.
Crimination and abuse are -the
weapons being used against ie&Hy
every man who has taKen any prom
inent part in the Reform movement.
That is the penalty always paid by
men who attempt to improve public
morals. But no good man'sbar'
acter is ever hurt by it. and no truly
courageous man win be deterred Dy
it. Every man's true character
stands an unimpeachable witness in
his behalf, and the public will not
be misled or deceived by malicious
The United Daughters of the Con
federacy will serve dinner next
Monday in the vacant store next
door to Sol Gross' Bee Hive, the
proceeds to go to destitute and de
serving ex-Coniederates. Certainly
this cause will appeal to all Bouth
em hearts, and all those who sym
pathize with the cause should patro
nize this dinner. Let the town peo
pie and country people alike, who
are in Columbia on that day, take
dinner with the Daughters of the
Confederacy. You will not only
patronize a worth cause, but you
will get a good dinner.
"Songs and Stories From Ten
nessee." is the title Mr. John
Trotwood Moore has given his book,
a copy of which lies upon our desk.
The compilation is the best of what
"Trotwood" has written for the
Herald, for Clark's Horse Review,
and for his own pleasure. It is a
delightful little book, and une
of peculiar Interest to those who
know and love the people and
peculiarities of the Middle basin of
Tennessee. "Old Mistis." "The
Lilly of Fort Custer," and several
other seloctions, are singly worth
the price of the book, which Is only
1.23, and may be found on sale at
Woldridge & Irvine's drug store.
Its intrinsic merit is enough in It
self, but besides that, this communi
ty 6hould encourage such a genius
and talented writer as this author.
"Old Mistis" is a sketch worthy any
of the old writers, and will live
when all of us are dead.
ATTEND THE OPERA
The Reformers have done good
and effective work this week. In
open, candid, bold and fearless man
ner they have met and faced the
issues of the campaign. They have
neither dodged nor straddled any
thing. They have declared them
selves for temperance, sobriety,
irood morals and good rder. They
have endorsed by public utterances
the ten o'clock law and the rigid en
forcement of the Sunday law. Tlipy
have shown by the record and prov
en by the Board of Education, that
the Reform Board has been a liberal
friend to the public schools, and
they have shown by the record that
Messrs. Lazarus and White the
only two of the Peepul's candidates
who have any records to show are
enemies to the public schools.
They have made appointments and
invited the opposition to come out
in the open and discuss the issues
they themselves have raised; and
the opposition, afraid of the search
light of truth, have declined the
challenge. The result has been, as
the result always is, that the people,
who want to do right, are lining
themselves up with the Reform
Party. We repeat, therefore, that
the work this week has been good
and effective and eminently satis
factory. But it must continue, even
unto the end. Campaigns either
move forward or backward. Last
week, for the lack of interest and
effort, ours went backward; this
week, because of interest and effort,
it went forward ; next week, the re
sult is in our hands. This battle for
good morals, good order and good
government, while it is easy to win,
is also easy to lose. The battle is
indeed won now, but it may be lost
by over-confidence. Work should
be the watchword of every true Re
former. Don't wait for somebody
else to win the victory. Do your
individual part. Talk for the cause,
and for the men who carry its ban
ner. Talk It on the streets, in the
stores, at the work shops, around
the family circle. Keep it on your.
mind, and keep reminding others of
it. Visit your neighbors, and make
this the burden of your conversation.
If they are Indifferent, tell them of
the dangers of the all-nlsht saloon,
the ruin of gambling hells, th wick
edness of Sunday tippling. If thev
have no fear for themselves or their
own, ask them to do a neighbor's
part in removing temptation from
weaker brothers or young boys who
have no btter sense than to patron
ize these dives of Iniquity. You
may not be gifted as an orator: you
may not have time to serve on the
committees, but every man and
every woman have their influence,
and when the contest is plainly be
tween right and wrong, surely everv
man and every woman should do
their part. There are husbands
opposlnir this movement whose
wives do not know it. Christian
wives talk to your husbands. There
are young men opposing this move
ment whose mothers do not know
it. Christian mothers talk to your
sons. There are young men and old
men who are "running with the
hares and holding with the hounds,"
and think they are fooling both
sides. Gentlemen, you are not fool
ing a,nybnffly, and everybody would
Lhaye more respect tor you n you
would show the courage of your con
victions. We will havejiad enough
of public speakings ior -the present
after to-night's exercises are over,
and now for next, week let every
man and woman ;who believe in
keeping the Sabbath holy and regu
la ting under Mie law the liquor traffic,
determine to do his or her part
Avoid unprofitable disputes, but let's
devote the week to a friend to friend,
neighbor to neighbor, house to
house, campaign. The victory is
yours if you will work to win it, but
through idleness, lukewarmness,
overconfldence, waiting for others to
carry a burden or do the work you
should do yourself, defeat may come
instead. These remarks are not in
tended for those who jeer at morals
or feoff at religion. They are ad
dressed to the christian men and
women of Columbia, and wo beg
that each and every one of 'them
may make a personal application.
Mr Figuers, the Reform Party
candidate for Mayor, is greatly dls
appointed that the Peepul's Party
candidate will not meet him on the
stump Hi public debate. Mr. Fig
ures is for the ten o'clock law, and
he wanted to ask his opponent
whether he was for or against it.
Mr. Figures Is for the strict enforce
ment of the Sunday law, and he
wanted to ask his opponent his
views on that important issue. If
his opponent is against any of these
things, then Mr. Figures wants to
join isiue with him and publicly
discuss the merits or demerits of
these laws passed by the Reform
Board. If his opponent is not
against them, then Mr. Figures
wants to know why he nominated
himself on the Peepul's ticket, and
where he is at, nohow.
HOUSE SPEAKING TO
Mr. Lazarus voted to repeal the
school law, and Aunt Charity, she
straddled. Now the reason Aunt
Charity straddled is because she did
uot understand the question; and,
under the circumstances, the strad
dle was both natural and right. The
ordinance under discussion was an
ordinance to repeal the ordinance
providing for public schools and a
Board of Education. The ordinance
plainly, unequivocally and unmis
takably in its ternn rnoeild the
first ordinance and left the town of
Columbia without anv Board of
Education or any public schools.
Maj. Williamson and Ed Willson
understood it to mean just what it
said, and therefore opposed it. Mr.
Lazarus (so he says now) understood
it to mean what it did not say,
and therefore he voted for it. There
being conflicting opinions between
these opposing factions, why Aunt
Charity, notunderstanding the twee-dle-dnm
from the tweedle-dee, she
straddled. Which was perfectly nat
ural and right. But it was none
the less a dangerous hour and a
close call for the school interests of
Columbia, and the people should
be careful hereafter to put men
in office who know how to
read and write and can understand
and interpret plain English. The
minutes of the Board of that
date the record in the case says
that Mr. Lazarus voted to abolish
both the Board of Education and the
public schools. Mr. Lazarus says he
did not mean to do that, and Aunt
Charity, not understanding, she
straddled. Now we submit that the
school interests are not safe in
the hands of men and old
ladieB who do not know what
they are doing, who vote to do
something when they mean to do
something else, or who, not under
standing, strike an undignified
straddle when important questions
are propounded. They might make
the same mistake again. If they
may be so easily deceived, mistaken
or non-plussed about so plain a
matter, might they not be hood
wi nked by anybody at any time? Mr.
Lazarus has made a financial suc
cess in life, and in his line of busi
ness is a good busineos man. But
both by the record and bv his own
confession, as an astute law-maker,
he is a failure. And Aunt Charity,
though she didn't mean any harm
by straddling, either before or after
the election, still her vote might be
needed sometime, and the school
Interests needs somebody there who
will know upon which side to vote,
SOME RAMBLING THOUGHYS.
To Voters:-I have no doubt that in
a general way you agree with the state
ment that "the people" can he trusted ;
perhaps because the phrase Rounds
familiar, as nearly every one asserts it
Rut like our assent to a great many
scraps of proverbial wisdom, we too
often agree to statements without think-in!-of
all that thoy imply. Pleasa lok
with me a little deeper; not that I
would shake your faith in the people
but rather that you may have you faith
in them increased.
The figures in a picture gain larjiely
b.V the kind of background they have.
National great-men gain by a similar
condition, and for them the background
Is "the people." Without a people to
lead and a people to voice, where would
our great men be? The people are
those ordinary, hard-working ones,
who continue their duties steadily un
der this administration or under that;
always I'mdablo at that post of honest
labor. But these people differ largely
from the people of almost any other na
tion, since our political institutions are
based upon their wills or whims. The
necessity of their having right ideas is
therefore paramount. The necessity
also of showing them national dangers
is also extreme, since by their voices
and their votes, they are the arbiters of
our national fate. Are we agreed bo
Then once more; who are "the peo
ple"? You and I, and others like us!
But as I am writing M yon and yu are
reading; for the time being you alone,
solitary, particularized are "the peo
ple." As "the. people" can you be
trusted; are your motives high; are
your political actions pure? Coma now,
it is no use assenting to a general idea
unless you are willing to make genuine
application of it.
If you are so wrapped up in your own
business, which you are able to quiet
ly pursue under the protection of aqnlet
government, that vou do not take even
time to register and to vote, yon are not
to be trusted, since you take all you can
of personal gain from our national con
ditions and do not repay anything
You are selfish, yet there Is one worse
than you the difference between nega
tive selfishness and positive the one
who holds office and administers it
selfishly. Of him we will say some
thing, because he is made possible by
If you delude yourself into the belief
that every man has an equal voice in
the destinies of the country, and then
give actual denial to it by surrendering
your independence of Judgment to a
boss who thinks for you, nominates for
you because you will not attend cau
cuses and prinu'les an 1 votes for you,
then as a voter you are not to be trusted .
You are the right, plastic material out
of which he shapes his selfish ends
Assuming you to ho a good man, he
reckons a good man indolent, as of less
weight than a ily on a chariot wheel;
and so you a unit in our national life
become a mere cipher.
The precious staff of life to our na
tion is that you and all like you should
have a choice of candidate, but only a
loaf of husks is given you when you are
offered a choice between candidate,
after you have by your absence from
your primary left others to think for
If you get the idea of party so firm
ly ground in your heart, perhaps be
cause you were born a this or a that
that you will vote for a bad man in
your party rather than for a good man
in another, then as a voter you are not
to be trusted. You have not in any
sense risen to a comprehension of the
fact that you are first, last, and all the
time, a custodian of national rather
than party health. In brief, the lino of
voting cleavage is well, if it be between
man and man ; and often liable to be
wrong, if it be between part' and party
whose actual differences partisans
would sometimes find it hard to ex.
plain. I would sooner trust an honest
man who differed from me, than the sly
and smug politician who agrees to any.
thing to get ollice and then recks not
though the country "go hang."
As a man you know that a building
covered with ornaments is not rendered
thereby one particle firmer in its
foundations ; you know that the color
of a sail in stormy weather is of less im
portance than its qualities of strength
As a man therefore I look to you to be
lieve that neither money nor miles are
the things to make us as a nation en
dure forever. If you are relying on the
mere 'outer circumstances of national
life as your pride and your confidence,
you are a voter who cannot be trusted,
since your view is too narrow and your
reliance too unreliable. The national
cohesive force is the character of the
individual. In the place of boastings of
wealth, lean upon men, men of morals
and men of mind, and be one of them
yourself, on the principle that national
charity begins at home.
some voters' bon'ts.
Don't make loud declarations and
Don't boast of freedom and independ
ence unless you really possess it.
Don't forget to think of your child
ren's children, for whom by your watch
fulness, please God! there shall still
stand a government worthy of pride.
' Announces t he completeness of he;
Fall strtck, which has been select"
r.ed with great care from among the
leading Importing houses in the
i country. The latest creations and
; the choicest novelties shown. .
Kjjtkanck through store of McKennon,
Anderson & Konter.
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, at
the residence of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Wilson, in South
East Columbia, Miss Nettie Anne
Vilon was united in marriage to
Mr. Wash Taylm. There were a
number of invited friends and rela
tives in attendance, and the cere
mony was said bv Rev. I). T. Way
nick. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor left the
next day for Nashville, where they
will spend several days visiting.
These young people have many
friends wiio wish them well.
Mr. J. R. Barber and Miss Pearl
Billiard were married at the resi
dence of Rev. A. C. Killhetfer on
Thursday nitcht of last week, the
ceremony beinsr performed by Mr.
Killheffer. Mr. Birber is an em
ploye of the L. & N. Railroad, and is
an industrious young man. The
bride i a daughter of Mr. George
Bullard, and is quite popular and
fascinating. They have the well
wishes of numerous friends.
Erwin McEwen Gold and Miss
Nora Potts were married in a vacant
lot near the railroad last Sunday
afternoon. T. E. Lipscomb, Esq.,
performed the ceremony while the
contracting parties were seated in a
Mr. J. R. Thurman and Miss Alice
Boatright, of Giles county, were
married in Judge E. D. Looney's
office yesterday afternoon, Judge
Looney performing the ceremony.
Henry Sowell has returned from
Nashville, where he has been for
several months, greatly improved
Mrs. G. W. Nichols, of Livingston,
Ala., is visiting her parents, Rev.
and Mrs. W. T. Ussery.
Mr. Jas. I. West, who has been in
Texas for several months, has re
turned. Mr. Owen Cameron and little son
of Sheffield, were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. W. D. Cameron this week.
Mrs. Fred James, who has been
visiting her parents here for several
months, left this week for her home
Mr. W. B. Burnett and family, of
St. Louis, are guests of Mr. and'Mr.
Baxter McLean has returned from
a visit to relatives in Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Witt have re
turned from Virginia, wher they
Rev. and Mrs. VV. D. Wendel have
returned from Conference at Shel
byville. Garwood's Sarsapariliaior the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains.
Small pill, safe pill, best pill. De Witt's
Little Early Risers cure biliousness,
constipation, sick headache. A. B.
TYennon, ff)dyr$or) poster.
How many stores in this State,
the iv hole State, that can show a letter like this?
Hardly one, we venture to say. This letter helps
us to tell you the goodness of our Shoe Department. Shows
you the satisfaction that you will get by coming here for your
shoes. And away this pair of shoes' has gone, from one
continent, and for thousands of miles across the trackless
ocean to another continent far toward the rising sun. Truly
a well satisfied customer is a good advertisement.
But here's the letter:
"4, Ri'K De Chevhei se, Paris, France, October 12th, Isi7.
Messers. McKennon, Anderson tfc Foster, Columbia, Tenn.
Gentlemen: Enclosed with this, you will find three dollars ($3.00), and post
age, for which you will please send me a pair of the best shoes you have at that
price. I wish a winter shoe with good extension soles, and laced if you have
them, sie '6 D. The enclosed drawing is of the sole of a bouse slipper that fits
me very well. The French shoes are neither comfortable nor durable, besides
being very clumsy. Thanking vou in advance, for I assure you they will be
much appreciated, I am, Very respectfully, Miss I. A."
(At the Athemoum two years ago.)
We do not give the young lady's full name for the reason
that she did not knew that her letter would be published
Don't this speak well for our shoe department?
Here's another piece of good luck for you.
Better than if you had found a piece of money in a
FORTY STYLES, 1825 yards of "Golden Eagle Strong
Cloths," a good, heavy, twilled cloth, 28 inches wide, printed
in fast colors, and up to the present time the wholesale price,
by the case, has been 7c yard, making the retail price 10c
yard, and they've been scarce at that. On next Monday
morning we will place this entire lot on sale at 7C a yard.
Males nice -warm house wrappers, and is more like the old
fashioned Chintz Cloth than anything else.
Fifty Cents Dress Goods at 34c a yard. One piece
each, red and black, green and black, and brown and black
boucle, 36 inches wide; one piece brown French Serge, 44
inches wide, and four pieces all wool Fancy Mixtures, 38 to
40 inches wide. The Boucles have enough cotton in them
to give them strength. Pick
morning at 34c the yard.
this is to buy Wraps.
price. Not an old wrap in
Twenty-six men who are willing to wear shoes with point
ed toes can get bargains here next Monday morning.
Material Calf Skin and Enamel Calf. Widths
Mostly E. SizESEroni 3 to 10, except 5 1-2 and 9 1-2.
Prices were $j.oo, and a few pairs were $3.50. Toes
Pointed; caps. Style -Lace. Price next Monday morn
ings $2.75 a pair.
EVERY SUIT OF CLOTHES we sell, Mens or Boys',
makes us more fast 'friends Man buys suit, shows it to
neighbor; neighbor sure to come here for his suit. He has
other neighbors too.. They conic, and thus the news spreads.
No longer any excuse for buying shoddy clothes. Good all
wool suits here at $7.50. Splendid for $10.00 and up.
Looks like we are selling nearjy all the clothes that are sold
in town. People like our way of selling clothes like we do
dry goods, -at dry goods profit3.
If you see it in our ad.
Personals Called From Exchanges.
Arthur Elder, who has been spend
ing the summer at Huntsville, pass
ed through Pulaski Monday on his
way to Murfreesboro, where he goe9
to open a hotel on his own account.
Miss Lazinka Brown has returned
to Spring Hill after a visit to Miss
Mary Bass. Nashville Banner.
Miss Dorsett of Columbia. I? visi
ting her sister, Mrs. Otey Walker.
Miss Alice Bond has returned home,
Mt. Pleasant, after a short visit to
her nncle. 'Capl. E. M. H-arn.
Franklin Review Appeal. r ,
Last Monday night at a called
meeting, Columbia Lodge of Masons
conferred the Entered Apprentice
degree. .The same night Lafnyette
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 'held
from this lot next Monday
$2 Hrocaded T civets at 50c a
yard. Just two colorings of heavy
Brocaded Silk Velvets, garnet and
brown, made to sell for $2.00 a yard.
For quick good bye next Monday
morning, 50c the yard. Make ele
gant cool weather capes.
Gapes and Jackets.
We mean that every woman who
buys a wrap here shall tell other
women what a good, helpful place
Right as to style. Economical as to
Anderson & Foster.
a convocation and worked in the
Past Master's degree. Next Tues
day night at 7 o'clock, De Molay
Comuiandery Knights Templar will
hold a stated conclave in the Ma
sonic Temple. The stated meeting
of Columbia Lodge. No. 31, is next
Thursday night at 7 o'clock.
Disfigurement for life by burns or
scalis may be avoided by using De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve, the great
remedy for piles and for all kinds of
sores and 6kln troubles. A. B. Hains. ly
A CHILLY DAY.
Little Willie from the mirror
' Sucked the mercury all off,
Thinking in his childish error,
It would cure the whooping cough.
At the funeral Willie's mother
Smartly said to Mrs. Brown,
"'Twm a chilly day for William
When the mercury went down.-'