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THE COLUMBIA IIEKAL1: F1J1DAY, NOVEMBER 2fi, 1807.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County 11.00.
Oat of the County 1.25.
tittered at the post-offlcp at Columbia, Ten
nessee ai second-clas mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
It was a fifjlit between the turkey
and the toot-ball player yesterday,
as to which should hit the pridiron
That "manly sport" foot-ball, has
cost ten young men their lives this
year. The trouble seems to be not
in the frame, however, but among
the players. If the ruffians were ex
cluded, the game would be all right.
The Lynchburg Falcon endorses
Gov. R. L. Taylor for the Senate,
and suggests that a State Democratic
primary be called to select a can
didate to be voted for as the caucus
nominee by the Democratic mem
bers of the next' General Assembly.
Thr application for an injunction
in the case of the Louisville & Nash
ville Railroad vs. the State Board of
Equalizers, has been set for hearing
before Judge Clark in Chattanooga
to-morrow. The effort of the rail
road is to have their assessment re
duced. The Herald extends its sym
pathy to Col. Thos. W. Neal, in the
loss by fire of the entire plant of the
State-Gazetteof Dyersburg. "Neat's
State-Gazette'' is an institution
West Tennessee could not well do
without, and we are glad to read
that Col. Neal will purchase a new
plant at once.
Ik Memphis wants an extraordi
nary session of the Tennessee Legis
lature, Memphis should pay for it.
If we are agreed upon that, and the
Legislature can be called to meet,
transact the Memphis business and
adjourn, why not agree upon and
settle these business details without
so much fuss and feathers.
Mauky ranks as the fifth richest
county in Tennessee? Davidson,
Shelby, Knox and Hamilton, out
ranking her, in the order named
But what makes these counties
richer In the aggregate assessed
value of their lands, is their city
and suburban property. In farm
land, Maury is the richest county
in the State.
MR. HUME'S LEASE 13 VOIIJ.
Some weeks ago Attorney-General
Frank Bovd filed a bill in the
Circuit Court of Maury County, up
on the relation of quite a number of
citizens, to exclude Leland Hume,
as lessee of the plant and franchise
of the Cumberland Telephone Com
pany, from operating said telephone
business in Columbia and Maury
County. Very soon after that com
pany had reduced its rates to fifty
cents a month here, residents of oth
er townj in Tennessee demanded
like rates under a statute of the
State prohibiting discrimination in
rates, and imposing a penalty of one
hundred dollars a day in favor of
eacli and every person whose appli
cations were refused for equal rates
so long as such refusal was con
tinued. When these demands were
made by citizens of other towns, the
Cumberland Telephone Company
leased its plant, franchises etc., in
Maury County and Columbia, to Mr
Hume, its secretary and assistant
general manger, in order to avoid
the effects of its refusal to comply
with the law. Soon after this lease
went into effect, the bill was filed
by Attorney-General Boyd to ex
elude and enjoin the said Hume
from exercising the franchises of
the Company in Maury County and
Columbia. Hume demurred to the
bill. Judge Williams overruled the
demurrer, holding that this lease
was absolutely void. The lejral
effect of this ruling is that Mr
Hume must be enjoined from oper
ating the business of telephoning in
Maury County and Columbia. We
presume there will be an appeal to
the Supreme Court; but that Court
will most likely affirm the judge
mentof Judge Williams. The ob
jects and purposes of this pretended
lease are too transparent to deceive
any one, and if our people will only
stand together in their efforts to re
sist the attempts of this foreign
monopoly to crush out competition
and then restore its former extor
tionate rates, they will most certain
ly succeed. We will reproduce in
our next issue some interviews had
with a number of our business men
last May, and will also republish
the pledge and the names of the
signers thereto, which is the "Rol
of Honor" of those who have pledged
themselves to stand together in this
fight of our people against the
oppressive rates of this monopoly.
With one or two exceptions our
business men are still "standing
shoulder to shoulder" and deserve
the thanks of the entire community
for their determination to stand
tnanfully for their rights.
Ix our general news column will
be found an account of a piece of
old-fashioned honesty which has
created quite a sensation in the busi
ness world and given considerable
encouragement in the moral wjrld.
It is stated that Mr. Amos F. Eno,
of New York City, was a member of
large wholesale dry goods house
that failed in 1WU with large liabili
ties; that the creditors of the Ann
received only a small dividend, but
the affairs of the firm were wound
up and the individual members of
the firm were discharged from furth
er liability. It is further stated that
Mr. Eno, after an experience in the
army, entered again into business
in 1865 as a member of the firm of
Hoadley, Eno & Co., that the Lord
smiled upon him and he prospered
and grew rich, and, to make a long
story short, he has recently hunted
up the old creditors of 1861, who, in
some instances, are now represented
by grandchildren, and paid the
principal and interest of his part of
the indebtedness of the old firm.
The fact that a piece of old-fash
ioned honesty in a private individual
should create so much notice in the
world, is, in itself, a fact worthy of
note. If, in the minds of some, it
argues a degenerate state of morals,
at the same tima it must be admit
ted that there are some signs of en
couragement in it.
In these briss-trumpet times of
pilfering and politics, when public
offices are looked upon as private
snaps and public money too often
regarded as private fortunes, and
personal obligations are too fre
quently the objects of evasion, it is
indeed refreshing to know that one
conspicuous example of common
honesty still excites the admiration
and applause of mankind. '
How far a little candle throws its beams!
So shines a Rood deed in a naughty
Gen. Cassius M. Clay and his
child wife have separated, and she
has returned to the humble home
where he found her, leaving the old
man alone in his palatial "White
hall." It takes something more
than brick and mortar, to make a
The Journal, of Lansing, Michi
gan, heretofore an uncompromising
gold Democratic paper, has discard
ed this heresy and has come back into
the Demobratic ranks. That shows
how fast the craze is dying out.
GOVE UN OH TAYLOR.
Bob Taylor has been more un
kindly criticised than any man in
Tennessee. Mole, hills have been
magnified into mountains, and lies
innumerable have been manufac
tured against him out of the whole
cloth. It is a favcrite way with
some men and obtains even more in
political circles than elsewhere to
lie a man out of his character, out
of his popularity, out of his just
deserts. This is the diabolical con
spiracy hatched up, sometimes, by
wicked men for selfish purposes, and
they succeed more often than one
But they have not succeeded in
dethroning Bob Taylor. They have
annoyed him nearly to death. They
have made him drink the dregs of
bitter disappointment, when he
should have been tasting the sweets
of honorable ambition realized.
The morning papers have spoiled
many a breakfast for him, and the
evening journals have robbed him
of many a night's rest. Like sting
ing gnats or ghoulish character
snatchers they have waylaid and
beset him from all sides, until in
disgust and disappointment he has
at times cried out, enough! Iam
done! Let me hide from the shafts
of the envious, the malicious and
the mean, and seek the quiet peace
ful pleasures of private life.
But with all their poisoned arrows,
and with all of Gov. Taylor's mis
takesand he has made many a
grievous one, lie stands to-day, as a
public man, first in the hearts of the
people of the State.
And why so? Not because ot his
learning, or his statesmanship, or
his executive ability, or anything
political that he has done or left un
done; but because every time he is
given-a chance he disproves all the
mean things said of him and proves
himself the gifted orator, the gen
erous, big-hearted, whole-souled,
forgiving nature, and "one who
loves his fellowman."
He reflected honor and credit upon
Tennessee by his matchless speeches
of reception during the Centennial,
and at Memphis a few days since at
the memorial services to the late
Senator Harris, his was the speech
that caught every ear, melted every
heart, and brought tears to every
eye. His remarks were as follows:
"Mr. Chairman, Ladies aud Gentle
men: I come to drop a flower of love
and reverence on the grave of Ishatn O.
Harris in the name of the State which
he served bo long and go well.
If all the noble deeds he has done for
his country and hlg fellowman were
flowers, I could gather a million rosea
from the heart of Tennessee to-night.
Whatever else may be said of him, he
was an honest man. HI heart was the
temple of truth, and bit lips were it9
oracles. He loved his native land, and
loyalty to public duty was his creed. He
lived a long and stormy life; he died a
The summons came to him in the tri
il m pint lit hour of the Mute, when the
Centennial bells were linnin out the
old century and riuirin in the new. In
the clorious noontide of Tennessee's
joyful jubilee, when the trumpets of
pence were pouring out the soul of
music on the sum nvr air, he hoard the
solemn call of another trumpet, whicii
drowned all the melodies of this world.
I le saw the shadow of an invisible win.:
sweep across his pillow, pallor came
over his face, his heart forgot to heat,
there was only a i?asp, a siich, a whis
pered am tired," and tired eyelids
were drawn like purple euruim over
tired eyes; fired ' were closed fur
ever; tired lotiids were folded on a mo
tionless in-east. The mystery of hie
was veiled in the mystery of death!
What is life? 'Vu't is death? To
Uay we hear a bird sniiiiur in the tree
top; they tell us that is life. To-morrow
the bird lies eold and stilT at the
root of the tree. It will sing its soim
no more. They tell us that is death. A
babe is born into the world. It opens
its u lad eves to the light of dav and
smiles in the face of Us lo villi? mother.
They tell us that is life. The child
wanders from the cradle into the sweet
fairyland of youth and dreams among
its (lowers. Hut noon youth WHkes into
manhood and his soul 'is atire with am
bition. He rushes into the xtruguies of
real lite and wins his wav from the log
cabin to the gubernatorial chair. The
liuhtuins begin to leap from the
gathering clouds of war; the live thun
ders hegin to fall around hi in. but he
stands like a lion itt his post, and when
the dreadful shock at Miilnh comes,
where the (lowers of Tennessee are rush
ing to glory and the grave, through the
rifted smoke I see him kneeling on the
bloody tield with the peerless Albert
Sidney Johnson dying in his arms.
At last his tlag goes down in mood
aud tears. He is exiled from his
country, but the clouds soon clear away
and he returns in triumph, to be clothed
by the people with greater power than
ever before, and to sit like an un
crowned kinsr in the highest council of
the nation, until his raven lo-.-ks turn
white as show.
But the scene shifts again, and as we
are called -from our revelry to stand
a'ouud the ooflin of our matchless sena
tor, there are tear Btains on the cheeks
of '..merriment and mourning mutlles
mirth. They tell us that Is death !
The song of the bird is the soul of
melody and the laughter of the child is
the melody of the soul. The joys of
youth are the blossoms of hope; man
hood gathers the golden fruits. Hut
death robs the bird of its song and
steals laughter from the lips of child
hood. Death plucks the blossoms of
youth and turn the golden fruits of
manhood to ashes on the lips ot age.
Poor bird, is there no brighter clime,
where thy sweet spirit shall sing for
ever in the tree of life? Poor child, is
there no better world, where thy soul
shall wake and smile in the face of Clod?
Poor old tired man, is It all of life to
live? Is it all of death to die? Is there
not a heaven where thy tottering age
shall find immortal youth and where
immortal life shall glorify thy face? It
must be so; It must be so.
"A solemn murmur in the soul tells of a
world to be,
As travelers hear the billows roll be
fore they reach the sea."
There must be a God. vve look up
through the telescope into the blue in
finite and catch glimpses of his glory
We see millions of suns flaming like
archangels on the frontier of stellar
space. And still beyond we see on ten
thousand fields of light, crowns and
shields and spiral wreaths of stars,
islands and continents of suns floating
on boundless opal seas. And are there
no worlds like ours wheeling around
those suns? Are there no eyes butours
to see those floods of light? Are there
no sails on those faraway summer seas?
No wings to cleave that crystal air?
Surely there can not be a universe of
suns without a universe of worlds, and
reason teaches us that there can not be
a universe of worlds desolate of li'e.
We turn from the telescope and look
down through the microscope, and it
reveals In a single drop of water a tiny
world teeming with animal life, with
forms as perfect as the human body,
yet invisible to the naked eye. It can
not be denied that some power beyond
this world created them. We know
that some power beyond this world
created us We know that they must
perish aud that we must die, and we
know that the power which created
them and us aud the stars above us lives
Therefore, somewhere beyond this
world there is infinite power and eternal
life. Let us hope that the Chrifrt who
.whispered 'Peace" to the troubled
waters of Galilee has whispered "Peace"
to the troubled soul of our departed
senator, and that his tired eyes have
opened to the light of a blissful immor
For Sale or Kent.
A choice little place containing 8
acres, fronting on turnpike within
one mile of Columbia. Has a new
rt-room cottage and nice orchard in
full bearing. Posession given at
once. Rental price, $12.50 per month.
Apply to W. J. Emhry & Co.
IS DURHAM INNOCENT.'
Startling Story From Tx of a ('niifew
nin In His Favor.
Morgan, Texas, Nov. 23 Joseph
K. Hlanther, alias Forbes, who com
mitted suicide in the Meridian jail
in this county, March 2nd last.is said
to have left the following confession
in the coat-pocket of a fellow-prisoner
named Pitts, who has just dis
covered it, and handed it over to the
"Meridian Jail. To Mr. Pitts: As
this is mv last day on earth, I wish to
say that 1 cannot die without telling a
truth. I murdered Mrs. Lanfeldt, also
Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams.
I put this in vour coat pocket and hope
vou will tiud it In time to save the life
of Durrant. It may also be of service to
Mr. Womack in getting his reward
money. I want you to have my watch
for your kindness to me. You have my
best wishes and I hope your troubles
will end, but not as mine.
Durrant has been sentenced to
death in Calfornia for the murder of
Blanrhe Lamont and Minnie Will
News reached here this week of
the death of Mrs. Jos. Walker, in
New York. Deceased was formerly
a resident of this county, and was
the daughter of the late Isaac Jami
son. She was a sister to James
Jamison, now of Nashville, and the
late Robt. Jamison, and a sister-in-
law to Mrs. T. E. Lipscomb. Two
childreu. a son and daughter, who
is a noted actress of New York, eur
vive her. Hhe has many friends
here who will regret to hear of her
Garwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. a. HA ins
AX ELOqi'EXT TEX IX
faint a I-r-tty Wuril Plctur of a
Maury Comity Hmnn.
Editor ok Columbia IIkrald:
While in Dallas. Texas, recently,
w ith Governor Taylor. I met Hon.
Philip Lin Isley, a former Tenues
sean. who has won prominence and
popularity i i hi adopted State. I
ii in sur hp will pardon tnv publica
tion of ii personal Utter. It contains
s charming a tribute to some mem
hern of a family whose generous
hospitality has contributed so much
to the magnificent reputation of old.
Maury at home and abroad, that L
cannot refrain from publishing it.
It reminds me too of the open
hearted welcome given by our peo
ple to the refugees from the fearful
epidemics of tliM past and present.
Surely God will continue to bl"ss
those who t-love their fellowmen."
Respectfully, W. J. W.
My I'kah Win ith'jhne:
Meeting you here recently, has
awakened in mo such pleasant memo
ries of that favored spot of Tennessee
earth where you live, that I feel im
pelled to write you this letter. The old
typical Southern home is It notbecom
ing a glory of the past? There was one
you and I knew, in Maury County, the
home of Gen. Pillow, whose hospitality
I was privileged to enjoy, while its
guest for twowe'ks, in company with
Player Martin, when we fled once from
the cholera scare at Nashville. How
emitiful it was, as you left the old Co
lumbia turnpike and drove up its
graveled road, under those grand oak
trees! And that two-storv brick
mansion, .with green blinds, lofty
white columns, a great hall, spacious
parlors and dining-rooms, with
vines and flowers and shrubbery and
fiuits, in delicious prodigality. And
that garden, with its wide walks, bor
deied with rose bushes, and its sum
mer house, covered with grapes and
honey-suckles I It was beautiful to see
the devotion of those daughters to their
mother, and of mother to them. They
had all the domestic accomplishments
that made delightful the parlor and
the dining-room. Those elegant din
ners and suppers, flavored with sincere
Southern hospitality; that music and
those songs, that made the night
sweeter than the day; those finely
appointed diversions of fishing, riding
and woodland games, ail come before
my mind's eve as I write.
And then the next Sunday morning,
the old family carriage, with the old
family negro, Davis, as proud as the
handsome, well groomed horses he
drove, took us to that pretty Ivy
covered church, just off from the turn
pike, on the road to Columbia town.
Ah, me! Bill, that was along time
agp. Hut I have never forgotten that
queenly Tennessee beauty who sat by
my side, who seemed to create a
mysterious enchantment in the very
atmosphere, as the gem-like thoughts
fell from her rosy lips, and the whole
Sabbath dav was made glad by her
smiles! Talk to me about sunlight and
moonlight, the stars and the (lowers.
the sparkle and music of falling waters,
the rainbow, and the softened beauties
that flit over the landscape at evenings
hour, but if anything in nature or in
art is half so beautiful as the glad smile
of a beautiful Tennessee woman, these
eves of mine have never beheld it!
What sort of memory. Bill, do I evince
in this letter?
Texas also has its charms for me, and
some of these days I am coming to Co
lumbia for a night or so, and, if you say
the word, I will mount its platform and
tell of the glories of life in a new coun
try, with its independence of thought
aiia speech, its queer experiences, its
get up and get, its prarles and sky.
If I come, shall I have a good audience?
How I do wish I could have seen
more of vou while here; and I do wish
you would come oftener and stay longer.
And I want to know when you are
coming again? Wishing for you long
life, health and prosperity,
l our friend sincerely,
Plf IMP I.IDNSLFY,
Dallas, Texas, Nov. 12, ls.iT.
Enterprise (June to the Wall Citi
Company Marie an A li;uiii'iit For the
Kent-lit ol lis Creditor on the
Mr. M. 1. Shelton, who is Presi
dent of the Merchants Bunk, and
who is patriotically, as well as
financially interested in the Citi
zens' Telephone Company, was
named as the assignee. A 'limes re
porter interviewed Mr. Sneuou ana
"The Company ha done its best
to give the people cheaper service,
but the expense of conducting the
exchange was greater than had been
expected, and the instruments the
company has bought to start with,
were not up to the standard, so tnat
it was impossible to give the sub
scribers satisfactory service. From
time to time the company got deeper
in debt, continually hoping that the
plant might be so perfected and the
citizens of the town so interested
that it would ultimately be able to
payout. The creditors became im
patient, however, and began to In
stitute suits, and the subscribers be
gan to discontinue the service, 60
that nothing was left to be done but
to make an assignment. Unless
there are claims of which I know
nothing, I believe we will be able to
pay to the creditors sixty or seventy
percent. I shall thank you to say
that the creditors should present
their claims to me at once."
The service of the Citizen's Com
pany was discontinued last night.
The Florence (Ala.) Times.
Personals Culled From Exchanges.
Miss Jessie Tegarten, who has
been here several days as the guest
of her friend, Miss Nellie Holden,
returned to her home at Columbia
yesterday afternoon. Lewisburg
Rev. 8. M. Gupton, Missionary
Baptist of Timmous, Maury County,
Tenn., will begin a protracted meet
inir at the Court House here on" the
night of the third Sunday. Every
body invited to attend. Hickman
A "Healthful" Sport.
Htephen P. Nash, Jr., of Columbia
Cf.lleire. slipped and fell in a game
of foot ball Wednesday afternoon
and half a dozen or more players
jumped upon him and killed him.
This makes the tenth death in the
United States from this "health
ful sport" this year. Memphis Com
rnlrNrNnk Hpilnrmn Lnchor" III
In Men's Fine White Laundered Shirts.
The makers of the famous
surplus; they came to us with
On Next Saturday and 'Monday
We will place on sale thirty-five dozen Men's Fine Laun
dered "New Century" White Shirts, the quality that would
be sold in most any good store at $1.25 each. All sizes,
from 14 to 17, will be in stock when the selling commences
Saturday morning. Saturday and Monday's price, 7 5c
each. Belter buy enough shirts to last you for years to
A FEW HUNDRED YARDS cf New York Mills
10-4 Sheeting, in remnants of 10 yards each. Saturday
and Monday, $2.25 a piece of 10 yards.
DRESS GDDDS. Eight pieces of Figured Dress
Goods, the 50c and 60c quality, next Saturday and Mon
day's price will be Jfc per yard ( n this lot.
Ten pairs all-wool 10-4 Blankets, the $4.00 kind at $3.30
Twelve pairs all-wool 1 1-4 Blankets, the $4.50 kind, at
$3-85 Per Pair-
Ten pairs 12-4 all-wool Blankets, the $5.00 kind, at $4.35
Five pairs very fine 12-4 Blankets, the $10.00 kind, Sat
urday and Monday's price, $7.50 per pair.
Carpet Pacts and Figures.
The foremost fact is that you
here. It don't take a thinking public long to find out that
when they save on Dry Goods they save on Carpets.
We make no boast of our superiority; it simply comes
along with the big business, and all for CASH. No fault
of ours So much for facts, now for figures.
Three pieces of handsome Brussels Carpets, light colors,
the $1.00 quality, at 63c per yard.
We have just received seventy-five pieces of Jap. and
China Mattings that were landed before the Dingley Bill
went into effect, and we are selling them at the same old
price, from I2c per yard up.
If you see it in our ad.
TtlcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
WHEN YOU SEND OFF
a letter or a telegram, much must
be done by others before the des
tination is reached.
In a telephone communication you
talk directly with your correspondent.
Consider the difference.
And dealers in all kinds of Metalic,
Cloth and Wood Caskets and Cases,
Burial Kobes, etc. Bodies embalmed
and prepared for shipment. Orders in
town or country promptly attended to
at all hours, day or night.
Elegant New Hearse
Office and Sales Room corner Sixth and
Columbia Planing Mill ant Furniture Factory, Established in 1861,
FRANK H. SMITH,
(Successor to Lamb 4 8mlth) Manufacturer of and Dealer In
FURNITURE, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS AND MOULDINGS.
Orders from dealers solicited and promptly attended to. Turning and Scroll
Sawing of every variety. Stair Railing, Balusters, Newell Posts.
I have always on hand a large stock of Walnut and Dressed Lumber, Glazed
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Etc., which I will sell on the most advantageous terms.
A full anpply of Brick always on hand.
I-.-FRANK H. SMITH.
For all the Hews,
"New Century" Shirts had a
a proposition. Result :
always find a money
and careful drivers. Orders
respectfully solicited. Charts
Main Streets. Citizens' Telephoue 45.
Read the Herald.