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TI1K COLUMBIA HKItALD: FK1DAY, NOVEMBER 19, 181)7.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County II).
Out of the County 1.16.
Cntered at the post-office at Columbia. Ten-
nesaee as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
The Herald feels very mach like
the little boy that the calf run over;
ithas'nt much to say.
We shall not defiy or attempt to
diopuise our great disappointment at
the result. We are frank to admit
that high above its Democracy', first
before its silvr or tariff views, closer
to its heart than any of these, was
this vital question of the enforce
ment of th laws for good morals,
Rood order and good government.
That was the issue of the campaign,
and every man who holds that issue
dear must hang his head in shame
at the result.
We have no mud or dirt or rocks
to throw at the victors. That they
indulged in a campaign of abuse
rather than argument; that they ap
pealed to the prejudices of people
rather than their reason ; that they
used money corruptly and contrary
to law, is nothing more than was ex
pected of them. They have resorted
to the usual political methods and
have won, and we shall not plead
the baby act or cry over spilt milk.
The victory is theirs; the blame
rests upon the ranks of the Reform
The trouble all along has been that
the harvest was plentiful but the;
reform laborers were few. On the
Reform side all the speaking, all the
writing, all the work has been done
by a few. The labored effort of
these few to enlist others in the
work has been futile and in vain.
They found those. -whom they ap
proached confident of success, rich
in promises, plentiful in excuses.
It was repugnant to their tastes, in
consistent with their positions, in
convenient or Injurious to their busi
ness, and, besides, it was not neces
sary, anyhow, as the Reformers had
a walk over. This was the encour
agement, the consolation and the
help the few workers met at every
effort they made. Then when the
election day rolled around, and the
weather was not made just exactly
to suit their fastidious tastes, very
many of these same inactive but
overconfident Individuals refrained
from doing so vulgar a thing as vot
ing; and hence the day was lost.
Lost, just as. such Reform move
ments are always lost, by the care
lessness, indifference, overconfl
deuce of its friends. Defeated, not
by the strength of their opponents,
but by the stay-at-homes in their
The leading candidate on the Peo
ples' ticket received only 382 votes;
less than a third of the registered
vote of the city. Does that show
any strength on that side? And yet
the great Reform Party, because of
a little rain and a cold north wind,
could not marshal! a force large
enough to overcome so meagre a
vote as that. .
That is where the misfortune lies,'
and that is where our sorest disap
pointment is found. That a party
led by true and worthy men ; found
ed upon principles of truth and vir
tue; with a splendid administration
to endorse aud the hope for glorious
results in the future, should, through
sheer carelessness, indifference and
overconfldence. turn victory into de
But that is what they have done.
The blame is theirs and theirs only.
And while we share with them their
chagrin and defeat, we have the
consolation of knowing that "thou
can'st not say, I did it."
ANENT THE TELEPHONE Ql'ESTIOV
There is no criticism too severe, for
the methods used' by the Cumber
land Telephone Company in waging
its relentless war upon the Citizens'
Telephone Company of Columbia
and Maury County.
It is not only using its great cor
porate power to crush out our home
company in order that it may re
turn to its exorbitant rates, but, in
desperation at our impudent pug
nacity, they have sought to blacken
the reputation of some of the best
citizens of Columbia and Maury
County, who have dared to raise
their arms in defense of the rights
and interests of the Peoples' Tele
As is well known, there was, about
Bix weeks ago, a bill filed in the
Chancery ' Court at Nashville,
against the. Cumberland Company,
to forfeit its franchises and to ex
elude it from the 8tate of Tennessee
on the grounds of its numerous vio
lations of law, therein specifically
set out. Thia bill was filed upon the
relation of thirty or forty of the best
citizen of Columbia and Maury
County, and was filed at Nashville
because the law requires such bills to
be filed in the county where the de
fendant has its principal office.
Under the pretense of answering
the allegations contained in this bill,
this Cumberland monopoly has
scurrilouttly abused the gentlemen
who have dared to stand up for the
people of this county.and denounces
ourpeople who instituted this suit as
follows: "Respondent says thin
suit Ism wicked, corrupt and merce
nary use of the process of the law,
to force and compel your respond
ent to buy a worthless piece of p op.
ertv which would be of no value to
respondent, inasmuch as it has al
ready an adequate plant at Colum
bia, and all th's that the relator
may save themselves from loss re
sulting from their own invest
ments;" and again it charges, that,
it is a bill brought for the base pur
pose of prostituting the courts of
ustice s a means of' coercing this
respondent" into purchasing the
property of the Citizens' Telephone
Company, of Columbia, Tenn."
Such scandalous and impertinent
matter was not embodied in this
anwer for any legitimate purpose.
This is not only evident from the
nature of the matter itself, but from
the fact that the Cumberland Com
pany had it published at their own
expense, as an advertisement; for,
on account of the pcurrlliry and li
belous matter contained therein,
the Nashville American declined
to publish the same as a matter of
news, and therefore the company.
on its own responsibility, published
it and paid for it as advertising
Their purpose in doing so can be
easily discerned. Maury County
and Columbia are not the only
Dlaces in Tennessee where the- peo
ple have risen in revolt, and this
monopoly hopes by reckless charges
and base slander to strike terror
into the hearts of the people and
frighten them into submission.
But our people are made of sterner
stuff. Instead of frightening them
nto submission, or into an abate
ment of their efforts, such methods
of warfare will but etill further ex
cite their insubordination, increase
their efforts and fire their zeal.
The revolt of the people against
the Cumberland Company has not
only spread over the State of Ten
nessee, but the people in Kentucky
are taking it up, and there is sub
stantial hope that, before another
year runs out, the people generally
in this state will be released from
their greedy grasp.
There has been an independent
telephone company organized at
Nashville, for the purpose of doing
a general business, and . it will
probably be in operation before
many months, and their co-operation
with the Citizens of Columbia will
give us communication with the
outside world and place us beyond
the possibility of defeat.
Tho Citizens' Telephone Compa
ny, backed by the citizens of Colum
bia and Maury County, U now the
back-bone of this fight, and the suc
cess of this general revolt against
the Cumberland, depends upon the
citizen of Columbia and Maury
County. That they will do their
duty in etanding by their own com
pany in this war, is as certain as the
fact that heretofore they have done
In order to show the spirit and
metal which animates the subscri
bers to the Citizens' Telephone Com
pany, we publish in another column
the pledge signea at the time by
nearly every stockholder of the Citi
zens' Company. Since this pledge
was signed, there have been many
additions to the Citizens' list who
are ju&t as much in earnest, and
with one or two exceptions, every
member signing that pledge has
kept it faithfully.
Let the people of Columbia and
Maury County stand closer and firm
er together as the war upon them
grows more bitter. Let every citi
zen of Columbia and Maury County
take this matter into serious re flee
tion. Let him give no aid and com
fort to the oppressors of their neigh
bors. The success of this general
rebellion of the people against this
monopoly, depends right now in a
great measure upon us; therefore let
no man desert his colors.
Next Thursday, Thanksgiving
Day, the Kings Daughters will ask
contributious from the public at
large for their Industrial School. Or
rather the gifts will be distributed
Thursday, but will be received Wed
nesday at the store house next to
Mr. Sol Gross' Bee Hive. The la
dies ask for this occasion any rem
nant or any second hand garment
that can be mended, patched or
made over. They are given out to
the poor children of this school, and
the children themselves are taught
to repair and then use them ; thus at
one and the same time teaching
them the practical use of the needle,
and furnishing them with raiment.
This is a practical, home charity
which should meet with a liberal re
sponse. Brick Pomroy's motto was a
pretty good one. To-wit: "Be what
your friends think you are; avoid
beinV wbat your enemies say you
are, and go right along and be happy."
A LAYJIAS'S TIIANKSUIVIMi.
We thank Thee, who art Power un
measured, lhat, though perished and
forgotten generations have sought to
know Thee as Thou art, yet both Thy
form and Thy dwelling-place remain as
ever unknown and undesorihed. Thus
Kratefnlly do we see that each genera
tion, clamoring for life ami feeling after
light is prompted anew to reverential
seeking, because Thou art still hidden
among counties thins; that proclaim
Thy handiwork and hint at Thy mighty
power. Aud we thank Thee that the
secret of the Almighty U "eat known
by the froward who seek Thee flippant
ly, not being impelled, by their soul's
But Thou who tillest, endles space,
And art by highest hosts adored.
Leave us some fiifht, Th vfelf to trace,
Lest we should lose Thee, Lord.
Thou Tryer of men, from the depths
of hearts dUtreed, we thank Thee for
sorrows. Though smitten and disap
appointed in hopes that seem purest, we
yet can raise a quavering note of praise
to Thee, who seest the precious metal
within where no human eye can trace
It, and who increases! allllctions that
no dross may remain. In suffering we
progress, and in feeling sorrow we
learn sympathy. We thank Thee that
we are deemed worthy of kinship with
Thy greatest ones, molders'of thought
and saviors of nations, who have ever
been led upward to usefulness through
great tribulation. r
Thou Judge of people, whose vast
hand is vut lightly burdened with our
teeming millions, we thank Thee for
onr nation, restless, Impulsive, hopeful.
For its faith In itself as set apart and
destined for great testings in self-
government; for its development, re
mote from threatened neighbors, go
that backward steps can be blamed
only upon ourselves; for the national
spirit firmly holding to the belief that
beneath the tossing waves on the sur
face of our federated life, there still
mves forward a mighty, unruflled
current sweeping toward ultimate
national glory and righteousness: for
these with loud voice we thank Thee.
For our human nature that is never
content with things attained, but must
ever forward to new fields of action;
for our enquiring minds in an enquiring
age; for the progress of intellect
until we weigh the stars and trace
them in their wondrous courses
until we wrench secrets from nature,
hidden through all the ages; for the
conquest of earth by diminutive man,
so that the rocks are rent and rivers
turned to suit our needs as monarchs of
matter; for the material records of our
racial progress; for all these things we
thauk Thee, Thou giver of dominion.
For the growing understanding of
heredity, that makes "a little child"
now lead us into new educational fields ;
for the union of men and women on in
creasingly equal terms in the thought
of these -later days, directing-us by
gentler paths into more peaceful life
than when men uncurbed ravaged the
world; for these we thank Thee. For
our enforced sojourning here, and the
conviction that life's experience muxt
not perish at death ; for being a little
lower than the angels in that we can
grow in grace and fight the god rlgrU
we tnanK I nee, Thou uoa or battles.
Lord of life and of death, of earth and
of heaven, of never-ending ages and of
our own little fleeting moment,
we thank Thee thatwe are!!
Warwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Kaiks.
OFF I CIA L
Of the Municipal Election in Columbia, Held Tuesday, November 16, 1S97.
Totals I 85rt 85;i34i X S)H Ht
(From N. Y. Mall and Express. May 12, lw7.
The progress that woman's suf
rage has made in New Zealand is
causing considerable agitating talk
in England, especially in view of the
fact that the women are voting
against the extreme temperance
party. In 1893 the New Zealand par
liament established full female Huf
frage. equivalent to that of the men,
and it also passed a law giving abso
lute right of local control, even to
the extent of t'e entire prohibition
of the liquor traffic.
The first Parliament and the first
local control elections in 1894 were
in accordance with the expectations
of the reformers, for the women elec
tors came strongly to the poll. They
were almost universally in favor of
the limitation of the liquor licenses.
They supported the advance radical
candidates. The social question
came to the front, and men of du
bious morality stood little chance in
that election. The progressive party
and its friends congratulated them
selves on the fact that the accession
of women in politics was a great
gain for the democrats and social
reform. But on the second election
which has recently taken place, all
these calculations were disturbed.
Previous to the election extensive
canvassing was done by the publi
cans and prohibitionists. Organiza
tions were formed in all directions;
every elector, male and female, was
canvassed. Temperance literature
was scattered broadcast. The liquor
sellers formed what they called Lib
erty Leagues all over the island and
boomed their side. Three distinct
issues were presented to the elec
tors; one that the liquor traffic
IT WAS A
But the Entire People's Ticket
Yoest's Plurality Over Figners 2t,
While Craft's Pluralltr Ovr
Cameron lVas Only 7.
Election Hay Pael Off Ouletly Out or
a Total IlegUtrutlnn or Over 1,800,
Only 738 Votes Were
One of the most exciting munici
pal elections in Columbia's history
was brought to a close last Tuesday,
and resulted in the election of the
entire ticket headed by E. Yoest
and commonly called the "People's
It was . an exceedingly tight
"squeeze," but it was just tight
enough to "squeeze" out any of the
Reform candidates. Hon. H. P.
Figuers, the Reform candidate for
Mayor, was just 26 votes behind
Yoest, while Figuers and Oakes,'
who led the Reform ticket, received
7 more votes than Craft, the hind
most man on the "People's ticket;"
but this does not put Mr. Oukes
"in," as he and Mr. Craft are in
different wards. With only eight
more votes Mr. Cameron, of the
Fourth, would have had one more
vote than Mr. Craft, and this would
have elected him. Yoest led the
"People's ticket," and Lazarus and
McClanahan followed in succession.
Out of a total registration of more
than 1,200, there were only 738 bal
l"ts cast, not counting the few
thrown out by the judges in count
ing the vote. The light ballot was
probably due to the inclement
weather, a heavy rain falling in the
morning, which later changed to a
light drizzle accompanied by a cold
north wind. This, the Reformer
think, was one of the causes of their
defeat, claiming' that a nice ma
jority would have been rolled up on
their side had it not been for the
stay-at-home voters. In the elec
tion two years ago the anti-Reformers
received a vote of 21)7, which
gives them a gain this year of only
85; while Nichols, the Reform can
didate for Mayor two years ago, re
ceived a vote of 502. Granting that
the 85 were taken from the ranks of
the Reform party, this would have
still left them 417 votes for the Re
formers, according to last year's
voting but, then, it rained and the
wind blew, and the Reformers
stayed at home, and got snowed
under, as stay-at-homes generally
The day passed off quietly. All of
the banks and a number of mer
chants iu sympathy with the Re
formers closed their doors during
the time the polls were opened. Up
to the time the polls eloped, the re
sult was in doubt, both side claim
ing a majority, the Reformers being
even more confident than the other
side. When the result became
known there was great rejoicing
among the supporters of the "Peo
The old Board will go out and the
new one come in next Friday night,
and then will come the interesting
matter of dividing the spoils the
election of four policemen. The
Recorder, City Attorney and City
Marshal hold over for another year.
Below will be found the official
HE T UltXS
85 871" 8I0 Mil 872 SS-i'l 8-T 8oo 849
should continue as it is at present,
the number of licenses remaining
unchanged ; another, that these li
censes should be greatly reduced,
and the third issue was that there
should be total prohibition of the
sale of intoxicants. In no one dis
trict was the reduction of license
carried, or were licenses altogether
refused. This extraordinary result
has only been attained by the shift
ing of a large part of the women's
votes from the temperance to the
liquor party, in exact opposition to
their votes of three years since.
Sir Robert 8tout, writing in the
Australian "Review of Reviews"
say s ; "It cannot be said that purity
of administration or the character
of tho candidates loomed larger in
the eyes of women than in those of
men. The prediction that party zeal
and partisan feeling would not blind
them to the defects of the character
of candidates has not been fulfilled.
A few members have been returned
to the House whose character for so
briety does not stand high, and wo
men were found supporting them
just as much as men. It cannot be
said that women were anywise dif
ferent in their voting from their
husbands and brothers. They were
carried away just as much by party
cries as the men were, and party
dominated them. That the influ
ence of women In politics and their
voting will not be different from that
of their husbands and brothers may
be regarded as a foregone conclu
sion." Small pill, safe pill, best pill. De Witt's
Little Larly Itinera cure biliousness,
constipation, sick headache. A. B.
Tyeon, Msoi) foster. I
Next Thursday, November 25th,
Our i tore will be closed all clay. Make a
note of it, and don't come shopping that day.
We Want New Homes for an Orphan Lot
Of Dress Goods. Nine styles in the lot.
50 inch Rough Green Cheviot, price 75c
50 inch Blue Water-proof Serge, price
nil inch It I ii a : nH Krnwn (imnllA Plnth
50 inch Blue Fancy Brocade, price
n men urown ana imcK .nixea uoucie, price
42 inch Dark Blue Boucle, price f l.CO yard.
ANOTHER CHANCE to buy Ladies' $1.75 Black,
Tan and White, Undressed, Mousquetaire Kid Gloves, sizes
5 J to 7, at Saturday and Monday, 75c pair. We have re
assorted our stock, and find 69 pairs mere to be sold at this
price; Bnt hurry Jor your size. .
ORIENTAL STRIPED COTTON PORTIERES,
colorings are designed after high class Oriental Curtains,
si yards long by yards wide. Saturday and Monday,
$1.50 pair, in place of $2.50.
DARK FLANNELETTES for Wrappers, may be a
dozen and a half styles. Everybody's 10c quality, Satur
day and Monday, 8c a yard.
More Orphans in the Annex.
Odd Suits Wanting New Owners.
We've gone through the stock and picked all the odd
waifs, of the $16.00 and $12.50 Sack Suits, nearly every size
from 33 to 42, but no one kind in all sizes. Choose from
this counter Saturday and Monday at $7.50 a suit.
You can't do better than buy your Clothes here, no
matter if its suit or overcoat, Boys' or Men's, ycu can't do
If you see it in our ad.
McKennon, Anderson & Foster.
1 TELEPHONE EXCHANGE
has 300 Telephones, reaching
all parts of Maury County, and
has room for more. Examine
their last list; you will find
many leading merchants and
manufacturing concerns thereon.
Prices jtnoptii. Service Unsurpassed.
Patronage solicited. ' v :y-
For prices see LELAXD HUME,
CilttMa PlaniJi Kill art rnrnltnre Factory. Establish in 1867.
FRANK H. SMITH,
(Successor to Lamb A Smith) Manufacturer of and Dealer In
FURNITURE, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS AND MOULDINGS.
Orders from dealers solicited and promptly attended to. Turn in Z and Scroll
Sawing of every variety. Stair Railing, Balusters, Newell Posts.
I have always on hand a large stock of Walnut and Dressed Lumber, Glaxed
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Etc which I will sell on .the most advantageous terms.
X, fall supply of Brick always on hand.
For all the Hews,
Read the Herald.
Next Saturday and
Monday, this lot go
on sale at 40c ,i yri
better in quality, style and
fit; you shall not do better in
Feels like Wrap time non
and it is. Jackets and Capes.
All the wanted )Vraps. Capes
as low as $1.00. Capes as
high as $27.0. All the want-
ec st'es and Prices in Ladies
or W.T. NAFF.