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THE COLUMBIA IIEIJAL1): FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1897.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County $1.00.
Oat of the County 1.26.
Entered at the post-office at Columbia, Ten
nessee as seoond-clasB mail matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
Notice of Executive Committee Meet
in?. A meeting of the Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee of Maury Countv,
is herehv called to meet at 11 o'clock,
n. m.. Fridav. December 81. 1807, in
the Circuit Oourt-room.in Columbia,
for the purpose of considering what
action should be taken on the elec
tion of county officers, and for such
other business ns may come before
the meeting. Every committeeman
is earnestly requested to be present,
and to post himself as much as pos
sible as to what ia best for the Demo
cratic party. J. T. Williamson.
Our friends the enemy are at
outs. They should remember that
"a house divided against itself can
not stand." They have been at outs
ever 6ince they began to divide the
spoils; those who landed their pets
and those who didn't, fell sud
denly apart and began to call each
other hard names. They even went
so far, some of them, as to write up
in red hot style one of their most
officious would-be leaders, for publi
cation In their erstwhile organ; but
unfortunately for the delectation of
the public the Independent col
lapsed one issue too early. There
is said to be in existence, however,
Bome proof sheets of the rosy ar
ticle. The trouble with them now
is over the nasty ten o'clock law.
Some of them want it repealed and
some of them don't, and there's the
rub. And the rub smarts con
siderably, don't you know. One of
them thought to pour oil upon the
troubled ' waters by resolving to
ignore it during Christmas time,
but thei Counsellor spiked that
gun by declaring it to be against the
statutes. And finally when the re
pealing caucus proved to be "a flash
in the pan," the mutterings grew
loud and furious. In their mad con
demnation of each other, some of
them one of them at least has
gone so far as to Justify the Herald
and declare that it told the truth
when it said in the recent campaign
that the whiskey interests were be
hind the organization of the so
called Peoples' Party movement,
and in actual control of the cam
paign. "Truth though crushed to
earth, will rise again," don't you
know. However, we will extend to
each one of these perturbed patriots,
as a Christmas gift, this bit of con
solation: Their troubles are tem
porary; their differences will soon
be o'er, and a happy reconciliation
will follow. A common sympathy,
born of a common interest, wijl
heal all breaches, and two years
from now they will be doing the
Damon and Pythias act again, just
as if they had never accused each
other of nearly all the sins know to
the decalogue. And any Reformer
whb thinks that this present dis
turbance means any weakness in
their ranks two year hence, needs
further training in the school of
One of the very prettiest if not
the prettiest of the many beautifully
illustrated Christmas numbers of
the various papers and magazines,
is "The Breeders Gazette." And it
is not only beautiful to look upon,
but charming to look " into, and
among the many good things to
read therein is "The Season's Greet
ing" from "Ik Marvel," the aged
author of "Reveries of a Bachelor,"
"Dream Life," etc. Mr. Mitchell,
(for that is his real name) has
grown to be an old man 75 years
old and just such a sweet, kindly
old man as his "Reveries" might
suggest. He lives on the farm,
where he comfortably settled him
self some forty years ago, and
where, he says, he "finds the fruits
as sweet, the earth as kindly, the
flowers as fragrant, and the sun as
warm as when home began. The
trees, too, are steadier and
stauncher friends; the shaded
walks coiling away upon the hills,
the purple distance, and the bright
sheen of sea, have the old charm.
The autumn haunts of the wood
land are still full of fire and gold;
but the shadows the trees cast are
longer, and so are the shadows of
the years. But whatever the
shadows may be, it is goqai to have
a foothold upon Mother Earth, and
to live face to face with Nature
where birds and brooks and breezes
keeps up their anthem, and all
sounds invite "Peace and Good Will
to Men 1")
The Maury National Bank has
another statement in this issue,
showing that its phenominal growth
continues. They now have on de
posit over a quarter of a million dol
lars, a large part of which is loaned
out in this county, to the benefit of
and for the convenience of every
business and business man in the
YJIK HKNATOKIAIi SITUATION.
The Senatorial race between Sena
tor Turley and Hon. Benton McMi!-
lin is fortunate in some respects and
embarrassing in others. Fortunate,
in that the legislature can make no
mistake in so far as the choosing of
a good man and a pure Democrat is
concerned, for either of the aspirants
is worthy the honor; but embarrass
Iig to the legislators in that they
must seemingly oppose so good a
man as either of them.
There is no fault of his why Mr.
McMillin should not be sent to the
Senate from this state. By long ser
vice he has proven his ability as a
statesman and his loyalty to Demo
cratic principles, and no man has
any better right to aspire to that
honor, than he. Looking at it
from the McMillin standpoint, there
is practically no good argument
against his side of the case. But
there is another 6ide of it to look
from, and that is the peoples' side.
Mr. McMillin is of more service to
the people where he is, than he
could be in the Senate. He is a
recognized leader in the House, and
the man the country has named for
Speaker. He is better known in the
East and better liked than either
Bailey or Richardson, and though
no better qualified terhaps than the
latter, he is more available as a can
didate, and over the country at large
can command a larger following.
Would it not be better, then, for
him to wait a year that Tennessee
might have the honor and the, pa
tronage of a Speaker, than to oust
as good a man as himself from the
Senatorial chamber and retire him
to private life?
Aud there is still another side to
the question. Senator Turley was
appointed to serve until the next
regular session of the Legislature.
Not specifically so, but that was the
generally understood and accepted
meaning of his appointment. He
would not have accepted it, we ven
ture to say, for a shorter period. Be
cause he doubtless knows as well as
any man that his re-election de
pended largely upon his record, and
that record no less upon his op
portunity than his ability. 13 it
fair now to turn him out without a
chance? Though legal , is it right?
Do the exigencies of the case war
rant any such snap judgment?
We think not. This election is an
incident of the extra session. The
people have not been heard from
and cannot be. Both men are doing
their parts well where they are; let
them alone for the present, and let
the people choose between them at
the next general election.
The Herald wishes to everyone
who reads its pages, and to all who
do not, a happy, merry Christmas.
To every cabin, however lowly, if
we could we would carry comfort
and plenty; and to every palace we
would let in the sunshine of con
tentment: from the hearts or all we
would empty out all envy, hate and
malice, and in their stead implant
the love of their fellow man and a
knowledge of the truth that makes
one whole. We would breath into
every home a message of sunshine,
happiness and love, and leaveas the
motto there, that "it is more blessed
to give than to receive," "and inas
much as ye have done it unto the
least of these, ye have done it also
The Giles County Democratic
Executive Committee has called a
nrimarv election to select candi
dates for the various county offices
Why should not the committee for
this countv do the same? What is
the reason for not doing so? What
is the influence behind the "free-for-all"
movement? Who is its cham
pion? Why not take the public into
the confidence, and let the people
hear the pros and cons? The com
mittee should try to represent the
people at large, and not the com
paratively few who speaK for the
The Nashville Morning Sun has
ceased to shine, and in place has
come the Nashville Evening News.
If the News will be as true to the
people, as loyal to Democratic prin
ciples, and fight as fearlessly for the
right as did the lamented Sun, it
will win the gratitude of all the anti
corporation, free-silver Democrats
in the State. And presumably it
will, as practically the same men
have it in charge, its editors being
Walter Cain and Reau E. Folk,
with S. C. Carmack as the business
The committee heretofore ap
Dointed. has decided to discontinue
the Holston Methodist, published at
Knoxville, and issue in its stead1
hereafter the Midland Methodist,
from Nashville. The new publica
tion will be the official organ of the
Holston and Tennessee Conferences
of the Methodist Church, South.
Rev. R. N. Price, present editor of
the Holston Methodist, will have
editorial charge of the new paper.
Now Is a better day for good reso
lutions than the New Year, for be
tween now and then you may be
tempted to get drunk and make a
fool of yourself.
Gov. Taylor has not called the
extra session yet, but it is settled
that he will. He is only waiting to
decide what he shall include in the
chII. The date will probably be the
17th of January.
In the Democratic caucus which
will decide the fate of Senator Tur
ley and Mr. McMillin, 45 votes will
be necessary to a choice. The friends
of each of the aspirants claim the
necessary number, and the Herald
hopes that their friends are right,
though we don't exactly see how
they can be.
The Democratic Executive Com
mittee is called to meet in the Cir
cuit Court room to-day week, the
last day of the year. All those who
are opposed to the old time free-for-all
boodle and corruption elections,
should bestir themselves to influ
ence the committee to call for a
Democratic primary or convention.
A LAYMAN'S CHRISTMAS.
Join again the Angel chorus;
Tell of (iod's great gift to men :
For the time is now before us,
When the Christ-child comes again:
Ever bringing to the nations
Thoughts or sweet simplicity,
As they pour their glad oblations,
At tne snrime or luiancy.
Sing the joyous Christmas carol,
now the ureal One came to earth,
Xot in glorious apparel
uut Dy lowly human Dirth:
Unto all men manifesting,
That God's greatest gift is still
Nothing but a spirit resting,
Uhiid-iiKe, on a t arther's win.
So we vain and wayward mortals,
in earth's wilderness beguiled.
Safe may reach the golden portals,
Helped and guided by a child.
Seasons revolve and we once more
greet the festival of "The Child." Who
can exaggerate its hold upon the hearts
of those who celebrate It? There is not
n mother whose birth-pangs are vivid
in her memory but that is moved with
compassion for out-cast Mary, remote
from tender ministrations in the hour
other anguish; there is not a child
whose little fingers reach out in awe to
touch the latest tiny babe in the house
hold, but that finds the manger-cradle
at Bethlehem a thing to marvel at;
there is not a man who surrenders him
self to thought but that sees a world
transformation resultiug from this
squalid birth and the legends that have
gathered around it; there Is not a child
less woman whose heart is hungry for
the pressure of a ltttle face against her
bosom, but that can hear in the message
of the virgin angles, her own errand to
the world to proclaim peace and good
will, and to ever see deeper even than
the contented mother into the holiness
and possibilities of all children.
Over all virtues let us Bet simplicity.
Great messages, great truths, great
happenings are ever simple in their
elements. Simplicity is the grandeur
of the great and the greatness of the
obscure. It is the charm of prattling
childhood; it is the diadem of the
Now if we divest Jesus of. the com
plex theories of warring commentators,
strip him of bewildering creeds, which
in any event never came into existence
until hundreds of years after his death,
we find his message to the world one of
intense simplicity. Drawing in our
minds from the cares of the conllict of
life for a few moments, possibly we
may find inspiration to effort by look
ing back at this man who led the world
out Into broad truth; whose simple
character is after ages of thought fore
lag itself to the front Just because it is
Onward from the narrow thought of
the Jews who selfishly regarded the
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as
their own peculiar possession and
whose character was often outlined as
little more than that of a blood-thirsty
leader of a litrhting nation onward
from the myriad deities of reverential
Asiatic and European minds who
sought by the very multitudo of Gods
to inolude all truth onward with
greater clearness than all seekers who
had preceded him, he led the world's
thought to assert the existence of one
God of one universe. He did not argue
Him to exist; he assumed Him as the
simplest explanation of the powers,
visible and invisible, of a mighty crea
Furthermore, as omniscience, omnip
otence, omnipresence are beyoud the
powers of our finite minds to grasp.
Jesus makes God greater than the wild
est theories of eager souls, and jet sim
pler than the simplest Interpretation of
Him, by announcing Him as "Father"
and as "Love." The troubled soul can j
understand that, and rest. The "Fath
er" chastens His little ones that they
may develop. lie breaks down His
truths into small fragments to suit
their growing powers. He interprets
thorny ways into upward paths. His
love makes all things work together
for good to those who love Him. Every
woman heart can understand Him as
"Love," for in hr has been the "ascent
of man" and in His love has been the
ascent of the soul.
More simple by infinite extent than
the complicated sacrifices and penances
of other and earlier interpreters, was
his answer to those who inquired the
way to eternal life. The simple acts of
every day kindness done to the least of
God's children, were the passports
thither. He made "the child" the
thing for humanity to reverence. While
other systems cast children to the
beasts He made of them moral monarchs
whose service called forth meekuess
and gentleness, and whoso worship
united men and women on equal terms .
After nineteen centuries we are only
drifting back to his simple standards
of the first. Out of the ferment of
thought and the fury of conflict that
men have waged, is surging up, like the
dry land out of chaos, greater simplicity
and therefore greater power. We see
that to have been a ruler of a nation is
less than to have lived to hate evil: that
to live without purpose, though never
6o luxuriously, is less in the Divine
estimate than the hesitating caress of
the least of us who would sooth
another's sorrow: that it is better to
die for a truth than to live by a lie;
that our Father watches our feeble
efforts with tender eye and Judges
actions by aspirations and not by re
sults: that "Love" is over all, guiding
where reason fails.
Not like Buddha, did he preach in
action, nor like Confucius did he preach
veneration for traditions. Activity in
the direction of others' needs, and
open-minded fidelity towards truth
though it separated him forever from
sympathy of his own people these
were his characteristics. What is
Bethlehem to us? Ap'ace only! What
is Jesus? A real person! Then at this
Christmas time let us who think,
emulate what He did as a man and
daily live to learn to better follow his
Gives the Herald an Interview on the
Hon. E. W. Carmack reached Co
lumbia yesterday from Nashville,
where he has been in charge of
Senator Turley's campaign for elec
tion to the United States Senate.
And the Herald, always on the
alert for the latest political news
from the seat of war, sent a reporter
in search of him for an interview.
The newepaper man found him full
of the subject, and as he always
is perfectly willing to talk to the
people. He said that the opposing
forces had only been engaged in a
preliminary skirmish, and that the
real battle had not yet begun. "We
feel confident of victory," he said,
"because we have a good cause, a
good man and right on our side."
When asked in regard to the extra
session, Mr. Carmack said that
there had been a great deal of mis
apprehension on this question, as it
had been industriously circulated
that it was agitated for purely
political purposes. "The fact is,"
said he, "that no one thought of the
election of a Senator when the effort
was first made to have the legisla
ture called together. For a long
time the thickly settled suburbs of
Memphis, which have no sewers and
no sanitary regulations, have been
regarded as a deadly menace to the
health of the city. When the yel
low fever appeared last fall the im
portance of having these suburbs
properly sewered before next sum
mer was brought sharply to the
front by the health officers and
physicians of Memphis. At first it
was supposed that the suburbs
could vote themselves Into the cor
poration, but an insuperable dif
ficulty at once arose. The city is re
stricted in its charter to the collec
tion of the gross sum of (!00,000, and
is already collecting close up to that
limit. If the suburbs were taken m
under the present charter no more
money could be collected than is
now collected, and there would be
no fund for sewering these suburbs.
It was seen that further legislation
was absolutely necessary in order
to move a step. It was not until all
this had been discussed that the
suggestion was made that if the
legislature assembled a Senator
would have to be elected. It was
not raised in Mr. Turley's interest,
butbv his friends who feared to
have him thrust into a contest before
he had an opportunity to demon
strate his ability as a statesman.
Mr. Turley himself would have
preferred to postpone the Senatorial
election until the regular session;
but lie said to all his friends that lie
would rather be defeated than to
allow his personal ambition to
stand in the way of a work of such
vital importance to the people of
Memphis. Instead of being ac
tuated by personal ambition, hi3
course has been in the highest de
gree unselfish, patriotic and brave.
That is the character of the man.
He would never hesitate one mo
ment to sacrifice every personal in
terest or ambition to his sense of
duty, and, I say it deliberately, I
believe he is the noblest character I
have ever known."
"I believe," said Mr. Carmack,
"that there are the strongest politi
cal reasons for the election of Tur
ley. He is the choice of West Ten
nessee, and it is only just that the
West should be allowed to fill out
the unexpired term of Senator
Harris. Middle Tennessee, of
course, has the majority in a Demo
cratic caucus, but it will be neither
generous nor good party policy to
use this power to gobble all the hon
ors and offices. This has already
been done to a very considerable ex
tent. Middle Tennessee ha? taken
the Treasurer and Secretary of
State and the Speakers tooth of the
House and Senate. Eat Tennessee
has the Governor and Comptroller.
The West has been allowed to keep
nothing but one Senator, and now it
is proposed to take that away. We
are not to be allowed even the poor
privilege of filling out the unex
pired term of a West Tennessee
Senator with a West Tennessee
man. I don't believe the Demo
crats of Middle Tennessee will be so
unfair or so shortsighted. The
Democrats of the West have to fight
hard for their majorities and en
dure much persecution for the
party's take. Human nature is hu
man nature, and the defeat of Mr.
Turley would cause profound dis
couragement and dissatisfaction
among West Teunessee Democrats.
It will be equivalent to saying to
them that Middle Tennessee, having
the power in caucus. Intends to ap
propriate all the offices. It is often
said that we should disregard sec-
You've just one day in which to get ready.
Allow us to assist you !
This Morning We Continue our
Two Days' Price Cut on Fine Dolls.
The large finely dressed $2.50 dolls are $1.75 each.
The large finely dressed $1.75 dolls are $1.20 each.
The large $1.50 and $1.25 dolls are $1.00 each.
The 60c dressed dolls are 45c each.
The 25c dressed dolls are 20c each.
Some 40 or 50 dozen more of the Ladies' Fine Embroi
dered Handkerchies, at 15c each. Real value 25c and 35c
Ladies' all Linen Handkerchiefs, hemstitched, fine quality,
at 13c each, in place of 25c.
We'll make you a Christmas gift of most
of the price, on all the balance of our Ladies'
Wraps. For to-day, all the Ladies $8.00 to
$10.00 Jackets, $4.75 each.
All the Ladies' $11.00 to $15.00 Jackets, $7.50 each.
All the Ladies' $5.00 and $6.00 Cloth Capes, $3.50 each.
IN THE ANNEX.
Buy a Suit and Overcoat for the former fair price
Of the Suit.-Men's Suits, all wool, as low as
$5.00, that were $7.50 and $8.00.
Men's Suits at $7.50 that were $10 and $12.50
Men's Suits at $9 that were $15 and $16.50.
Prices are all your own way on Men's Overcoats, and the
winter has hardly begun.
If you see it in our ad. it's so.
dlcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
shuts its door
fluou Onn Telephones in actual
UYCl JUU ue in
tional lines. Yet I hardly met an
opposer of Mr. Turley at Nashville
who am not oase n is support of Mc
Millin chiefly on the ground that he
is a 'Middle Tennessee man.' "
"The proposition boiled down
simply amounts to this: 'You peo
ple in West Tennessee must be
broadminded and patriotic, disre
gard, all geographical lines and let
Middle Tennessee fill all the offices
with Middle Tennessee men.' That
is not the sort of policy to strength
en the Democratic party for Its
fight in the next campaign. We
must all get together and by mak
ing just and proper concessions in
sure perfect harmony all along the
line. I believe this is the spirit
that animates the Democracy of the
whole State, and it is as strong in
Middle Tennessee as elsewhere."
Miss Allie Hughes, Norfolk, Va , was
frightfully burned on the face and
neck. Pain was instantly relieved by
De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve, which
healed the injury without leaving a
ear. It is the famous pile remedy. A.
B. Rains. ly
His Foot Mashed.
While at work hauling one day
last week, Mr. Jim Oakley, of
Goshen, got his foot caught between
the brakes of the wagon and a stump
and had it severely mashed.
Srmlom Stands Snapended Durlug the
Congress adjourned (Saturday for
the holidays, and will reconvene
Wednesday, Jan. 6.
A bill appropriating $175,000 for
the relief of the Yukon miner" was
passed by both houses last Thursday.
Santa CI? us.
Are Yob Reafly For His Visit ?
The Citizen is in favor of a
straight primary to select a candi
date for Congress from this district.
We don't want a repetition of the
Columbia convention. Then there
are several candidates and the peo
ple have a right to chose one from
among them. The primary can be
held at the same time as the August
election, or at any convenient time
during the summer. Let it be the
same day throughout the district
and let the man who gets the largest
number of votes be the nominee.
Every delegate cannot attend a con
vention, but every man who is in
terested can express his preference
at a primary. Pulaski Citizen.
Is our specialty, but we also
handle block Jellico, Provi
dence and other brwula, and also
wood. Prompt delivery, and special
inducements to purchasers in large
quantities. Yard near depot.
W. H. DAVIS & CO.,
10 22ly Huccessors to A.Adklsson.
(skipped tbe Town.
Since the robberry of Frlerson &
Embry's safe, about two weeks ago,
the police have suspected a certain
individual, who, one day this week,
quietly skipped the town and left
for parts unknown. The person In
question has been living in Co
lumbia for several months and is
generally known, but for fear the
allegations may not be true, the
Herald will not give bia name at
present. : (
Garwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed 'to cure. A. B. Rains