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THE COLUMBIA IIERALD: FBIDAY, FEBRUAMY 4, 18U8.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County 11.00.
Out of th County 1.25.
Entered at the pogt-offlce at Columbia, Ten
nessee as second-class mail matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
ATTKNTION, DEMOCRATS. ,
To MM't In tho Circuit Court Room In
TliU City Monday. Feb. 7tli, 1808.
To llio Democratic Executive Com
mittee of Maury County Gentlemen :
Whereas, we, Nam Holding arid 13 S.
Fowler, have entered Into the following
agreement, to wit: To submit our
claims as candidates for Judge of the
Circuit Court for the Ninth Judicial
Circuit of Tonncseee to a primary elec
tion to be held at the various voting
precincts of Maurv connty, Tennessee,
on the l'ith day of March, 1H1I8, from the
hours of 0 a. m. to 4 p. m., for the pur
pose of deciding which one of us shall
be a candidate for said office before the
Judicial Circuit Convention, and it is
further agreed that each of us shall
select one person who shall act in con
junction with the committeeman at
each voting prednct in holding said
primary. We therefore ask that you
will call a primary election on the
above date and in accordance with the
above agreement in which all those
who have heretofore affiliated with the
Democratic party or voted for liryan or
Palmer for president in shall be
allowed to vote, and that' the vote of
each district be certified to the chair
man of the committee by those holding
the election and the chairman will can
vass the vote and declare the result.
This Jan. 10th, 181)8. Sam Holdino,
E. 8. Fowler.
The above communication has been
handed me as chairman of the commit
tee, anv in obedience to the request
made therein I hereby call the Demo
cratic Executive Committee of Maury
county to meet in the Circuit Court
room In Columbia, Monday, Feb. 7th,
1898, at 11 o'clock a. m.
J. T. Williamson,
This Jan. 19th, 1KW. Chairman.
One of Dr. Morris' sermons on
home religion and home influences,
inspired John Trotwood Moore to
write some very beautiful lines,
which we publish elsewhere in this
issue, and to which we invite the
especial attention of our readers.
It took them quite a little while
to bring about the result, but after
much travail the Democratic solons
did the very proper thing by nomi
nating and electing the Hon.
Thomas B. Turley to the United
States Senate. He is a gentleman
in every way worthy the honor, and
it is nothing but fair and right that
the Democrats of West Tennessee
obould have something.
In a recent speech in Congress
Mr. Lacey, a Republican, asks the
question, "why is Tennessee in such
desperate straits?" And the Nash
ville American takes exceptions to
the inquiry. But if Mr. Lacey has
been reading the papers, and knows
anythiug of the large sums of money
borrowed by poor old Tennessee re
cently, the inquiry,' it seems to us,
is a most natural one.. .
We call attention to afSommuni
cation elsewhere, signed "0." re;
ferring to the Cumberland Presby
terian Orphans' Home, which Co
lumbians can have located here if
they will. Ths Herald has al
ready given its hearty endorsement
to this mo9t worthy enterprise, and
we hope the citizens of this . town
and county will not permit this rare
opportunity for so ennobling, a
charity to pass them. '
"Committeeman", has another
communication in this issue, in' re
ply to. Mr. Stephens' card in last
week's Democrat. "Committee
man" not only has opinions and
dares' express them, but he has a
strikingly clear, concise style of ex
pression, as his following definition
of the work "packed" will show.
In bis first communication "Com
mitteeman" said that the Executive
Committee had been "packed" to
pass the ",no-primary " resolu
tlon. Mr. Stephens' card asked him
what he meant by "packed," and he
replies as follows: "I mean that
scheming candidates lay plans iu
their own interest. They then can
vass the committee, going to their
friends first. When these are inter
ested, together they work among
the other members, and if they are
successful by the time the meeting
is called to order they have enough
votes committed to their side to car
ry their point. When the candi
date plans be plans in his own inter
est and against the interest of some
other candidate. When the com
mitteeman votes in the interest of
one candidate, he votes against the
interest of another, and right there
he violates his trust as a com
mitteeman. In using the word
'packed,' I mean to bring no more
serious charge against committee
men than that iu their zeal and
anxiety to do something for their
man or men, they were willing to
neglect the best interests of the
party they are expected to repre
sent. They have done this until the
party vote has fallen off to such an
extent that the organization, so far
as county offices are concerned, is
Well nigh destroyed."
THE "FEKPIL'S" BOARD.
That was a severe arruignment
Alderman McClauahan made of the
present Board of Mayor and Alder
men, when he said they had voted
themselves a "board of liars." It
grew out of the effort upon the part
of a majority of them to amend the
early closing law to death; that is,
the law requiring whiskey sellers to
close their places of business at 10
o'clock. Alderman McClanahan
contends that "they" the Board
promised the people that they would
not Interfere with the 10 o'clock law,
and that by their effort to do so,
they voted themselves "liars."
Now the Herald does not propose
to "ci at pearl before swine" by giv
ing to this Board any good advie.
They are under no obligations to the
Herald for their offices, and have
no respect for the Herald's advice,
and we shall studiously avoid in
truding upon them. We must dis
cuss public matters as they come up,
however, and now it occurs to us
tint this Board finds itself in that
unhappy condition of trying to serve
It was said at the time of the elec
tion, by some of them, and repeated
by some of the friends of all of
them, that "they" individually
and collectively would not inter
fere with the ten o'clock closing law.
We never believed the sincerity : of
the promise thon, any more than we
do now. We knew then, as well as
we know now, that the saloon men
and gamblers were not meeting and
organizing md running colored pre
paratory schools, just for their
health or other philanthropic rea
sons. We knew, ana tnere was light
sufficient for every intelligent man
to have known, that the saloon men
knew that it was to their interest to
defeat the old Board and elect this
new one. If Aldermen McClana
han, White and Davis didn't know
this, it was their fault; they could
have known and should have known
it. But instead, refusing to listen
to Ihe advice of their friends they
allowed themselves to be duped and
deceived, and now whose fault is it?
Have they anybody to blame but
themselves? Is it anybody's fault
but theirs that they helped the
whiskey sellers elect this Board? Is
it anybody's fault but theirs that
they helped defeat the Board that
created, fought and went down in
defeat for the 10 o'clock law?
The Herald of course is opposed
to the repeal of the 10 o'clock law.
At the same time we confess that
we do not know why this Board was
elected and why the old Board was
defeated, if not to get rid of the 10
o'clock law and the police who en
forced that and kindred laws. Aud
we do not see that the three named
minority members of the Board, or
those devout church members who
either voted for them or stayed at
hgme and did not vote against them,
have any kick coming to them if
the majority of this Board is true to
the interests of the whiskey sellers
who elected them.
"Ye cannot serve two Masters."
It is a credit to the old Board that
they passed so wholesome a law.
That It was most wholesome to the
morals of the community, the whis
key sellers' petitiou shows for itself.
Head it. It says, in 8ub3tance, thSt
"we, the whiskey sellers, beseech
you to annul this law, for the reason
that the hardships on such dealers
have been great, and under the
present system it is almost impossible
to make expenses."
Real pitiful isn't it? And in order
to remove these hardships they
must be given two hours more, each
night, in which to debauch the
young men of Columbia, alter they
have quit their daily business and
their parents and employers are at
Gov. Taylor has announced his
candidacy for Senator Bate's seat in
the United States Senate, and al
ready we hear Demociats warmly
espousing the cause of one against
the other, i There is no manner of
doubt as to the popularity of both
these men with the Democratic
voters of Tennessee. Senator Bate
is dear to the heart of the old sol
diers, and many a one of them would
scratch the Democratic ticket rath
er thau vote for any man who was
against him. Aud yet it is very
doubtful if he has any more friends
than the popular bald-headed Gov
ernor Bob. This year this county is
entitled to a Senator, a Floater, and
two Representatives, and in the
nominating convention the ques
tion overshadowing all other ques
tions will be, "is he for Bate or Tay
lor." And if their partisans fight it
out to a finish, there will be engen
dered much hard feeling, and it is
no two to oue bet that the nominees
would be elected; that is, provided
they were all for either one of the
men namod. For the people, wild,
excited and foolish as they some
times seem, love a spirit of fair play
and justice, and they know and
would argue that either Taylor or
Bate have a following sufficient to
ent-tle them to some of the votes of
this county. All things considered,
therefore, would it not be better not
to make this fight at all, but to
agree to divide the vote, giving two
to each? Would it not be fairer to
the aspirants, better for the party,
and, safer or both the party, and the
candidates? Think about that, and
instead of creating factions and
scheming for the overthrow of one
of our own household, let's get to
gether as brothers and agree to slop
this unseemly quarrel while it is
Another occupies the lamented
Harris' chair, but Carmack wears
his shoes. There may be others
who outrank him in Washington,
but in Tennessee he is the head of
the party. He may within the next
few weeks be "a statesman out of a
job,'.' but he will be none the less
the leader of the Tennessee Democ
racy. His superb management of
Senator Turley's forces, and the
strong personal following there dis
played for him, shows most con
clusively that he has measured
lances with the strongest men in the
party and won over them. The
policies he may dictate and the plat
forms he shall write, will be Democ
racy, pure and undeflled.
Two Christian Scientists, who
allowed members of their families
to die without medical attention,
have been arrested at Kokomo, Ind.,
on the charge of manslaughter.
STRETCH TIIOC THY WINGS.
"Asnn eagle stlrroth up her nest, flut
toreth over her young, spreadeth abroad
her wings, tnketu them, beareth them on
bur wings: Ho the Lord alone did lend him
and there was no strange god with him."
This poem Is a feeble tribute to a
grand sermon by a grand man, Dr.
J. C. Morris, of Nashville. The
above was his text and I claim
merely to have rendered some of
the thoughts of his peroration into
Stretch thou thy wings, . dear Lord,
above our home;
Spread thy strong pinions on this
Guide thou our feeble footsteps when
Let not thy tender mercies be forgot
Hover, Great Spirit, in our earthly air
God of our fathers, build thy altar
Bear us, dear Lord, ou thy unwearied
Teach us, thy unfledged weaklings,
how to fly.
Plume our poor pinions till they tribute
Up to thine own grand aerie In the
Hold us above the rock rift and the
God of hosts, be thou alone our
Upward still and upward, guide our
Fix thou our eyes above, dear Lord, on
Bathe thou our plumage in eternal light,
Spread our weak wings to ail eternity.
And when thou stirreth up our 'earthly
God of ourfathers, lead us to thy nest!
John Tbotwood Moo he.
Davenport, the artist, will have to
get a new suit for his Mark. In
place of a checkered costume, pla-
would suggest broad black and
white stripes running latitudinal ly.
What do we find to-day? Rum
running in the National Capitol.
Rum running in the National Li
brary ; the paid attorney of the li
quor trust elevated to a high Fed
eral office. Rum is flaunting its in
solent banner in the highways and
byways of city, town, country, and
under the plea of personal liberty, is
turning America into a swill wal
low. Is there no redress? Ram's
Now that the government has
learned that the Klondikers don't
need relief, it is determined to make
them take it. Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
A Farmer's Dream.
Once a farmer had 2,000 bushels of
wheat, which he sold, not to one
single grain merchant, but to 2,000
different dealers, a bushel to each.
A few of them paid him in cash, but
far the greater number said it was
not convenient then, but would pay
later. A few months passed, and the
man's bank account ran low. "How
is this?" he said. "My two thou
sand bushels of grain should have
kept me in affluence until another
crop is raised, but I have parted
with the grain and have Instead
only a vast number of accounts,
so small and scattered that I cannot
get around and collect it fast
enough to pay my expenses." So
he posted up a public notice and
asked all those who owed him to
pay quickly. But few came. The
rest said. "Mine is only a small mat
ter, and I will go and pay some of
these days," forgetting that though
each account was small, when all
were put together they meant a
large sum to the man. Things went
on thus; the man got to feeling so
bad and rolled and tossed about so
much in his efforts to collect that he
fell out of bed and awoke, and run
ning to his granary found his two
thousand bushels of wheat still
safe there. Ha had nnlv hn
dreaming and hadn't sold his wheat
jmoral. i he next day the ma
went to the nuhlUher nf hU nmw
and said, "Here, sir, is the pay for
your paper, and when next year's
subscription is due you can depend
upon me to pay it promptly. I stood
in the position of an editor last
night, and I know how it feels to
have one's honestly earned monev
scattered all over the country in
Clover Seed for Sale.
Farmers, don't forgret that we can
furnish you the very best recleaned
Northern Red Clover seed at the
lowest possible price. Come to see
us City Grain & Feed Co. tf
Captures the Coveted Prize on
the 145th. Ballot.
Turley Received Forty-six Votes, flic
Milhn Forty-three, and
Gov. Taylor Announces Hi Candidacy
For lUte'g Seat in the United
State 8enate in
THE LAST HALLOT.
Turley Senators Canada, Claiborne,
Gillham, Gilmore, Guild, Gunn, Ham
ner, Hurt, Parker, Smithson, Waddell,
Whitaker; Representatives Baggett,
Boyle, Brandon of Bedford, Caldwell,
Cato.n, Cook, Cothran, Courtney, Couta,
Crnig, Deranny, Kwell, Farahaugh,
Fuqua, Green, Harris, Harwell, Hill of
Shelby, Hurt, Hutchison, Johnson of
Chester, Kelso, Kenney, Monteverde,
Norfleet, Orchi, Phillios, Priestly,
Springer, Smith of Maury, Stone,
Walker of Fayette, Walker of Hick
man, Woods 40.
McMillin Senators Bartlett, Bate,
Boyd, Clement, Cline, Collinsworth,
Dabbs, Ellis, Evans, Hodges, Lee, Thom
as, Speaker Thompson : Representatives
Allen, Barton, Brandon of Stewart,
Byrns, Carroll, Caruthers, Chambers,
Chenault, Crossett, Cummings of Deca
tur, Cummins of Jackson, Dulaney,
Ester, Fields, Finley, Gribble, Hill of
Davidson, Jarvis, Johnson of Davidson,
Johnson of Smith, Kimbrough, Mat
thews, Ottenville, Perry, Redman,
Stockard, Thompson of Marshall, Wade,
Woodlee, Speaker Fitzpatrick 43.
Taylor Representative Earthman 1.
This was the way the vote stood
on the 145th ballot for a nomination
for a United States Senator, cast in
the Democratic caucus last Tuesday
night, and this was the ballot that
gave the gallant Shelby Countian
It took twelve meetings of the cau
cus to decide beween Senator Tur
ley, Congressman Benton McMillin
and Gov. Robert L. Taylor. This
was the first ballot of the evening
and by 9 o'clock the news of the
nomination was flashed over the
wires, first to Memphis and then to
other parts of the country.
The story of the nomination is
simple and soon told. It was made
by a united effort on the part of the
supporters of Gov. Taylor and Sen
ator Turley. Several days ago it
was manifest that Gov. Taylor'o
gain had been blocked. His friends
aw that his election was impossible.
A delay of a few more days and the
members would have balloted all
during the extra session for Senator
in vain, and the seat now held by
Senator Turley would have been
vacant. The majority of Gov. Tay
lor's friends preferred to sustain his
appointment. With his full knowl
edge and consent, therefore, they
indorsed his appointment by voting
for Senator Turley.
As well as could be learned the
Taylor men agreed upon this course
of action in the afternoon about 5
o'clock. The news did not spread
until an hour later, and then it was
known only to a few. Some of the
McMillin leaders got wind of the
scheme and the information was
circulated among his supporters as
much as possible. The Taylor men
observed the utmost secrecy about
their movements and their flop
came in the nature of a complete
surprise to the visitors.
All the members answered to their
names when the roll was called in
the caucus, making 90 votes, with
40 necessary to a choice.
When Mr. Turley received the
40 votes the wildest enthusiasm pre
vailed. The members proceeded to
climb on top of their desks and yell
frantically. The Turley men were
jubilant and the Taylor men were
Chairman Jarvis finally rapped
for order. A committee composed
of Senator Canada, Senator Parker
and Mr. Speaker Fitzpatrick was
appointed to inform the candidates
of the result and invito them to ad
dress the caucus.
Gov. Taylor was the first to arrive.
He came with a party of friends
and was loudly cheered as he en
tered the hall, which, by this time,
was well filled with people. His
announcement of his candidacy for
the Senate before the Legislature in
1899 was greeted with a storm of ap
plause. Gov. Taylor's Speech.
Gov. Taylor said in part:
"Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of
the caucus: I appear before you to
night to give my hearty indorse
ment to the action of this caucus in
the nomination of Senator. I think
this caucus has done exactly what
it ought to have done. A9 the Gov
ernor of the State of Tennessee, I
appointed Thomas B. Turley to fill
out the unexpired terra of Isham G.
Harris, and I expected the General
Assembly to indorse my action.
When I saw that they were about
not to do it, I threw myself into tho
breach, and my friends helped me.
I believe that the nomination of
Thomas B. Turley is a triumph for
true Democracy. I have not a word
to say against anybody. I have
the highest esteem for the Hon.
Benton McMillin, but I felt that
Thomas B. Turley, as one of the
ablest men in the State of Tennes
see, aud as oue of the purest citizens
of the State, was entitled to the
honor which you have given him
to-night. I have no gpeech to make
to-night, except to say that the
Democracy of Tennessee is in the
saddle and in 1899 I intend to lead
the Democracy of Tennessee, and to
see whether or not they are for me
for tho United States Senate. Her
representatives have, stood here on
the floor exercising their constitu
tional power, which they have a
right to do, but I intend to see
whether or not they reflected the
will of the people. I am glad Thom
as B. Turley is elected. I thank
HGlennon, Anderson Foster.
v j ir i uii xJ J
OUR Store year ended on last Monday night. After
summing up, we find a trifle over Ten Thousand
Dollars worth of goods more than we ought to have.
How will we get rid of them?. Get' your mind clear and
then read the balance of this "ad."
f e are pini to start a Clearini Sale next Monday Morni.
A Cleaving Sale that will Clear.
Prices quoted here are for next Monday and all next
week. Now Read on.
Silks First. Ten styles of fancy figuered Silks, most of
them are Taffeta Silks, and prices were 90c, $1.00 and $1.25
yard. Beginning next Monday morning, 45c the yard.
Dress Goods. Twelve styles of 40-inch Wool Dress
Goods, Mixed Cheviots and Rough Boucles, , 50c and 60c
yard, have been the fair prices until now. .Beginning, next
Monday morning, 20c the yard.
Dark Dress Ginghams, may be 15 styles, good jc and
8c values. Beginning next Monday morning, 4 i-2c yard.
Twenty-Jour Hundred Yards Spool Thread for a Dime.
Two hundred and sixty dozen, J. O. King's 3-cord spool,
cotton, white and black, sizes 8 to 60. Beginning next
Monday morning, 10c a dozen. Not less than one dozen t
nor more than five dozen to a buyer.
One hundred pairs Ladies' Kid Shoes, with pointed toes.
Some of them cloth top, made by our best shoe makers, and
were our best $2.00 and $2.50 shoes. Beginning next Mon
day morning, One Dollar a Pair. Sizes t to 6.
Twenty-four pairs Misses' Front Lace, Goat Shoes, with
heels, sizes 13 to 2, and 24 pairs of Misses' and Boys' spring
heel, Kangaroo Calf, Button Shoes, sizes 13 to 2. Up to
now both lots have been $1.50 pair. Beginning next Mon
day morning, 75c fair.
A hundred pairs of Children's Patent Tip, kid and grain
Shoes, sizes 5 to 11. These were counted good Dollar
Shoes. Beginning next Monday morning, 50 c a fair.
I .A. IKT OXT 3E3 :2E.
Men's Tan Shoes. Here's a little lot of Men's Tan Shoes
that we carried over from last season. Lowest price in the
lot was $2.50 and the highest $3.50 pair. Sizes 5 to "10,
though there may be a missing size or two in the lot. Be
ginning next Monday morning, $1.25 pair.
Thirty men ought to hurry here next Monday morning for
winter clothes. Why? Read on. Thirty Men's All Wool
Sack Suits that have been $10.00, $12.00 and ' $15.00 suits,
sizes 33 to 40, not old carried over clothes either. Begin
next Monday morning, $5.90 suit. Customer must pay jor
alterations, if needed.
Plenty of Clearing Prices not mentioned here. We are
resolutely determined to clear out many lines to make room
for new comers.
GET A WHIFF OF SPRING.-New Penangs, New
Madras Cloths, New Plain and Changeable Taffeta Silks.
If you see it in our ad.
FilcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
Post Script Extra. On to-morrow', Saturday morning
you can take your pick of any Ladies' Jacket in our store at
$4.00. This includes every Jacket in the store. Some of
the prices were up to $15.00. McK., A. & F.
God for it, and I have helped to do
"To those who stood by me, I
have only to say that the night will
never be too dark or the day fo
cold for me to forget them. I in
tend to stand for the people who
were for me in this struggle. To
those who stood here and voted
against me I have not a word to say.
"I am an old-time, old-fashioned
Democrat. I believe in Democratic
doctrine, and intend to stand here
the remainder of my term as Gov
ernor, and as lone as OnH shall iira
me breath, to fight this infernal in
vasion of the last rights of the peo
ple of the State by the Federal Gov
ernment. If I go down in the fight
a hundred times let me go down."
Messrs. Turley and McMillin then
made short addresses, and Congress
man E. W. Carmack answered to
loud calls by making a brief speech,
and the caucus adjourned, sine die.
Both Houses met in Joint conven
tion at noon to ballot for United
States Senator. The ballot resulted
as follows: G. N. Tillman ''O
Robert Cantrell 11, E. W. Carmack
8, T. B. Turley 5, It. L. Taylor 3
Benton McMillin 5, A. S. Colyar 5
W. H. Swigart 11, scattering 21. '
The Memphis annexation bill and
and BAD NEWS I
CBAD FOR US 1
the water works bill were both pass
ed by the House; the latter wlthtwa
amendments, only one of which be
ing material. This amendment, in
troduced by Mr. Norfleet, provide
that the issuance of $2,000,000 of
bonds, as contemplated in the bill
shall not be made, unless there Is an
election held and two-thirds of the
votes cast favor such a bond issue.
Hoth bills were passed with votes to
Wedneoday't Froceeriln g.
The election of Hon. Thomas B.
Turley to tho United States Senate
was the event of to-day, and attrac
ted a large number of people to the
House. Senator Turley's name was
presented to the convention by Mr
Fitzpatrick, and that of Capt. J. W
Baker (Rep.) was presented by Mr.'
Smith, of Macon. The vote result
ed, Turley 91, lUker 33, and Senator
lurley was declared elected. He
later addressed the convention, and
on retiring was handed his commis
sion by Secretary oS State Morgan.
The Senate passed the bill author
izing Memphis to issue $2,O()O,00J
water-works bonds, and the House
spent the morning on the railroad
reassessment and back-assessment