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TUE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1898.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County tl.00.
Oat of the County 1.S6.
Entered at the post-office at Columbia, Ten
nesBoe as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
Theta Is impatiently waiting for
Uncle Sam to let loose the dogs of
It begins to look very much as If
the jingoes would have their way
Gen. Armstrong and Col. Thomp
son and Major Davis have planted
Spain, no less than America,
thinks it prudent "in times of peace
to prepare for war."
Maj. Wills has been confirmed
postmaster at Nashville. It is now
in order for Gen. Sykes to declare
war upon this administration.
Commander Maynard, of the
gunboat Nashville, is a Tennesseean.
He is the son of the late Horace
Maynard, of the Knoxville bar.
If the report is true that Wall
street is opposed to war, then there
will be no war. Mr. McKinley will
not dare do what Wall street opposes.
Judge Grigsby, of Dickson coun
ty, is now a full-fledged candidate
for Congress. The jovial Judge will
likely make the race interesting for
the field. ' 1
Since it seems to be a foregone
conclusion that Senator Bate will
succeed himself, ik might be well
for the tax payers of Tennessee to
take a practical, business interest in
the next election. . '
The war scare caused' stocks to
take a tumble in Wall Street last
Monday, and hundreds of fortunes
were wrecked in a day. The for
tunes of gamblers who prey upon
each other, have no abiding place.
If It were required of our re
doubtable Senators and Congress
men, that every man who voted for
war should fight in the front rank,
the jingoes would hunt their holes
in a hurry, and there would be no
more wars or even rumors of war.
The Methodist Publishing House
claim' of $288,000 has at last been
allowed by Congress. It should
have been allowed twenty years
ago; but better late than, never.
The money will be handled by the
Methodist Publishing House at
Nashville, and in such trustworthy
and experienced hands, may be re
lied upon to do much good.
. . .
From publio reports and private
advices as well, we are led to infer
that Congressman Carmack's seat
will soon be occupied by the ex
Honorable Josiah Patterson. How
ever, there is this consolation for
Mr. Carmack and his admirers. He
can be elected again, and Josiah
8heriff Martin and his depu
ties, who shot and killed the strlk
ing miners at Lattimer last Septem
ber, have been acquitted. Of course.
Only the corporations have the
right to ignore the law and its offl
cers. They may form pools and
trusts and combines, contrary to
law, and the law will never reach
them ; but let a poor starving striker
raise his arm in desperation, and the
law shoots him down. If these had
been American citizens phot down
In Spain, the whole country would
have been up in arms about it. But
because they are shot down in the
holy name of American corpora
tlons, their murderers are pro
nounced "not guilty."
The attendance at Dr. Haw
thorne's lecture at the Baptist
Church last Tuesday evening, has
demonstrated that lectures can be
made to pay, in Columbia. Of
course they must be good lectiures.
That is, the subject matter must be
of a high order, and the speaker one
of eloquence and oratorical powers
In other words, such a man and
such a lecture, as was enjoyed by
the cultured audience above referred
to. Instead of church and charity
dinners in the future, why not have
lectures? Instead of feeding already
overfed stomachs, why not in the
name of church and charity, God
and humanity give food to the in
tellect, and do something to elevate
the community, to cultivate a taste
for literary pursuits and entertain
ments? Instead of begging people
to come and 'eat something they
don't want and don't need, why not
let all the church and charitable
societies agree upon a series of lec
tures, and sell season tickets? It
can be done with as little trouble as
the other, and with Incalculably
more good. It is a perfect shame
that Columbia so rarely has an en
tertainment that cultured people
Ol'R HOB. j
Governor Taylor, at ihe expira-:
tion of this term of servitude, will
step down and out of politics, and
be "Our. Bob" once more.
We congratulate him that he has
come to so wise a conclusion ; and as
one of his friends we rejoice 'with
him in the prospects for brighter,
happier, more restful and peaceful
From the platform his humor, his
eloquence and bi kindness of heart,
is contagious; the sunshine of his
soul he sheds abroad ; the music of
his voice, the melody of his heart,
the laughter of his nature, spreads
out like the dews from heaven and
is twice blessed. As a mirth pro
voking platform lecturer, he is with
out a peer, and as an orator, he
ranks among the great ones.' From
the platform he can make more
money, make more friends, make
more fun, than any living man.
That is the high office, the broad
field, the great work to which he is
called, and we rejoice that he has
torn himself away from the small
politicians who were contaminating
him, and planted himself upon a
higher plane, above the cesspool of
politics, out of the way of groveling,
selfish place hunters, , whero his
sunny temperament may not be
spoiled by the poisonous shafts of
envy, hate and malace, and where
being in nobody's way be may bask
in the sunlight of that universal
popularity his kindly nature entitles
him to. ,
The man who 'would tempt him
from this pleasant and lucrative
field on the mountain top,' to be
pulled and hauled and besmirched
by the political rabble of these de
generate times, is his most bitter
enemy, and Our Bob should shoot
him on the spot, as soon as he dis
closes his selfish purpose.
Gov. Taylor will quit politics, he
says, with malice towards no man;
and that man who can cherish
malice against a forgiving nature
like his, has a heart seared o'er
with hate. That he has made some
grievous political mistakes, he
knows and his friends admit. But
lets forget and forgive these, and re
member him as the open-hearted
man . that he is, the obliging,
eloquent Centennial Governor, the
right man in the right place at the
right time, who reflected honor up
on bis State and won a national
name for himself for bis eloquence
and his oratory.
Paducah, KY.,has recently en
acted a curfew law. This curfew
law, by the way, is rapidly spread
ing over the country, quite a num
ber of . towns and cities having
adopted it in the last few months
It is a law requiring boys under 16
years of age to remain at home after
dark, unless accompanied by some
older member of the family. It is
strange that parents will not enforce
this rule, without the State by law
compelling them to. Never a boy
loitered around a saloon at night but
bis parents, If living, were responsi
ble for it. It is not so much the
boy's fault, for at that age nine out
of ten of them have no better sense
Comparatively few men become
drunkards who have not before they
were 21 years of age acquired the
At a meeting of the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen of Pulaski on
Tuesday night of last week, an or
dinance was enacted requiring
saloons to remain closed between the
hours of 10 p. m. and 4 a. m. during
the week days, and from 11 p. m
Saturday night to 4 a. m. on the
Monday following. It was also or
dered that during the hours of clos
ing all saloons be required to raise
any and all shades or obstructions
that may be used to obscure the
view of the police. Good for Pu
Maury County will decide to
morrow as between Messrs. Hold
ing and Fowler for the Circuit
judgeship. With one candidate in
the field Maury County ought to
win. This is a perfectly fair and
amicable way of settling the ques
tion so far as these gentlemen are
concerned, and the people should be
enough interested in the matter to
go to the polls and vote. If you
have a preferance, express it at the
polls; don't wait until after the elec
tion to wish that you had.
The National House of Repre
sentatives voted unanimously the
resolution to authorize the Presi
dent to spend fifty million dollars
if necessary for the national de
fense. Voting away the people's
money is one thing, fighting another
Vhenitoome8 to shouldering the
musket, these same Congressmen
will be nearly unanimous stay-at-homes.
In the House last Tuesday, Mr.
Henderson, of Iowa, tpoke the
words of a brave, christian patriot,
when he said:
"I have read of the elder days of
the republic. I live in the better
days of the republic. (Applause.)
The lesson of this afternoon is a
beautiful one for our country. But,
Mr. Speaker, there will be no war.
That is my judgement. I do not be
lieve that war is hanging over the
American people. In this republic
our great aim should be for peace.
The truest patriot is he who secures
and keeps peace for his people. It
is fany to he an animal. It is easy
to use claws and teeth and fight.
He who can hold aloft in his coun
try the white Hag of peace not of
cowardice rises nearest to his God.
No country on earth would seek to
avoid war as this country does. No
country on earth need fear war less
than America. With our bound
less resources, with our great credit,
with a people who, no matter what
their past, are united in standing as
one man, I say that no countr is so
well armed for war as the United
Another car load of rough granite
from the celebrated quarries of Bar
re, Vt. With a new steam plant and
practical workmen, you can get the
best stock and finish at "The Colum
bia Marble and Granite Works,"
corner Sixth and Embargo Streets.
Telephone No. 61. tf.
"IF I WERE AN ALDERMAN."
fContinued from First Page.l
Alderman, and as I told you before,
i' is a serious though', to think that
perhaps he holds the destiny of
some soul within his grasp. Indeed
it is. However he may cast his
vote, while he is waiting for the
time to come let him paint for you
See a man of family, as he leaves
his quiet, country home. No doubt
the wife of his bosom presses a fare
well kiss upon his lips, and whis
pers to him, "take care of yourself
ana hurry home." Hear the happy
voices of the children as they shout,
"bring me something, papa." Papa
Is going to town. When niirht
gathers he is still there. See him
standing in the light of a 'well
lighted saloon: now he is going in.
By and by you may hear the rattle
of dice, the shuffling, of cards and
the clicking or glasses. Why, that
man I verily believe has forgotten
both wife and children. See! he is
getting up from the table. Now he
is reeling down the stair 2 o'clock
in the morning. No 10 o'clock law
theie. My I how he reelsl The
pavement is reached ; now no one in
sight: honest people are long since
In bed, my boy. The man is alone.
No, not alone I Merciful God I who
Is that creeping so softly behind
him. See, there is something glit
tering in his hand. Oh I that some
honest hand could save him from
the bullet of the assassin 1 Alas,
alas! he is drawing closer! Bang!
and the soul or that father and hus
band is sent before the Almighty
God, and some mother's son glides
away in the darkness with the
brand of Cain upon his brow. Wife,
looking eagerly for husband ! Chil
dren, wondering why papa does not
come! out alas, alas! father lies
dead upon the pavement.
w nat, tears in your eyes my boy,
and you an Alderman's son? Shall
I wipe them away? No, no, I would
uot do. that, but I'll tell you what I
would do. I would call my wife:
and in her presence and in the pres
ence or mat ooy, l wouia promise
Almighty Uod that it I was spared
to get to the place of meeting I
would cast my vote straight out for
the ten o'clock law; and, although
it would not do away altogether
with crime and debauchery, it
would to a certain extent lessen the
evil, and God being my helper that
should be my aim and purpose as
long as I sat as one of the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen.
Being an Alderman. I would read
again the open letter to the Board
written by our City Marshal. Com
ing as it does from a faithful officer
and true christian; one, too, who
has never flinched from duty, I
should hesitate before passing it
lightly by. All honor to John Latta !
Would that Columbia could boast
of more such officers, and that the
10 o'clock bell might ring out its
merry chime forever and forever.
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.
Rich Alabama Cotton Land For Maury
I represent parties who have a
large cotton plantation in Alabama,
containing 1,900 acres, which they
wish to exchange in whole or in
parts for Maury County lands. The
land is In Willcox County, Alabama,
on the Alabama river, and by rail a
little over an hour's ride from Helma.
There is no better cotton producing
land in the State, and the crops have
the benefit of either road or river
transportation to the markets,
which reduces freight rates to a
minimum. Maury County farm
owners, who wish to increase their
number of acres, Instead of selling
at a sacrifice and buying elsewhere,
would do well to see me for an ex
change. Can furnish you with any
size farm, from 100 acres to 1900.
Call on or address,
tf F. D. Lander.
Flour! Flour! Flour!
But "Blue Seal" flour. Every
pound guaranteed. Made only from
best selected wheat. All grocers
Columbia Mill & Elevator Co.
Card of Thanks.
The ladies of the Baptist Church
return thanks to the people of Co
lumbia for their attendance and as
6itance at the lecture delivered by
Dr. Hawthorne; to the papers of the
I city for their kind notices and favor-
able words, and to the nastor and
officers of the M. E. Church who so
kindly tendred the use of their
house in case of need. The success
of the evening was materially aided
by the eilorts of friends, and the
ladies remember them with the
If yon want an up-to-date two
horse Corn Planter, plain or check
tf Satterfield & Dodson.
Bring your job printing io the
Bill Appropriating The Above
Amount Passes Congress.
President JJeKinley Signs the Measure
to Protect the Honor of
the United States.
Modern Rlflei Trovtded to Arm 500,
OOO Men It Needed Latest
Ken t About the "War
During the past week the situation
between the United States and
Spain has assumed a more serious
aspect, and that war between the
two countries may be declared soon
er or later is not at all improbable.
The following dispatches give the
The Measure PasM the Senate With Not
a DlMBenting Voice.
Washington, March 9. Presi
dent McKinley's hands have been
upheld by both branches of the
American Congress. With enthusi
asm, fervor and promptness almoat
unparalleled in the Senate, in time
of peace, that body passed to-day
the emergency appropriation bill
carrying $183,000 of deficiencies and
placing at the dispoeal of the Presi
dent $50,000,000 for national defense.
The vote by which the measure was
passed was unanimous. Seventy-six
short, sharp and emphatic speeches
were delivered in favor of the bill,
each one being simply a ringing
"aye!" during the roll-call upon the
passage of the measure.
Not only did every Senator present
register his vote In favor of the bill,
but for every absent Senator the au
thoritative announcement was made
that if he were present he would
From the time the bill was pre
sented to the Senate by Mr. Hale, of
Maine, until it was passed, not an
inharmonious note was Bounded.
Party lines were swept aside. In the
general outburst of patriotio pride,
pairs were broken, every Senator be
ing anxious to register his vote on
At 3:40 o'clock the President at
tached his name and the measure
was a law.
THE BOARD OF INQUIRY.
The Blame U Placed at Spaln'i Door,
But No Official Report Made Yet.
A special in yesterday's Courier
Journal from Washington says:
It was said to-night that the
finding of the Board of Inquiry will
lay the blame of the destruction of
the battleship Malue at the door of
Spain. The finding of the Board,
however, will not be officially made
public for several weeks, for the
reason that the President is appre
hensive that congress might do
something to bring about a crisis
that would Interfere with the plans
of the administration.
"A prominent member of the
foreign affairs committee, who is a
Republican, expressed the opinion
this afternoon that the appropria
tion of the fifty million dollars
would prevent war with Spain.''
Guns For 500,000 Men.
Washington, March 9. The War
Department is arranging to secure a
large supply of the most modern
rifles sufficient In time of emergency
to arm a force of 500,000 men. The
need of the modern guns has long
been apparent, but Congress has not
shown a disposition to 6upply any
reserve of rifles for use by a volun
teer force in time of emergency.
Now, however, an adequate supply
of the most elfective rifles will be
among the first uses to which the
War Department will put its share
of the defense fund.
She is Said to Have ExpreMed Frienrt
Khip to 1'ncle Sain,
Washington, March 9. The
Washington Post to-morrow will
"Queen Victoria has, through Sir
Julian Pauncefote, conveyed to
President McKinley her gratifica
tion at ttie wiso and conservative
course which he has thus far pur
sued in relation to the Cuban and
Spanish situation. She also ex
pressed to him her thorough sym
pathy with the efforts put forth by
the United States to relieve suffer
ing humanity in Cuba with the hope
that these endeavors may he con
ducted to a successful conclusion
"These expressions were not sent
in official form. They would have
been communicated through Mr.
Hay, the United States Embassador
to Great Britain, but for the fact
that he is absent on a voyage on the
JNlle. lhey were, therefore, com
munlcated directly to Sir Julian
with the request that he present
them in person to the President.
There has been no correspondence
with this country upon the subject,
so that the Queen's sentiments do
not appear on record."
"Say, John, what kind of cul
tivator is that you are plowing
"It's a Monitor."
"Well, it's a dandy. Where can I
"At Satterfield ADodson's." tf
Now is the time to get your sup
ply of election cards. Have them
priuted at the Herald's Job Department.
Teoi), fiydor) poster.
Winsome Spring Things.
Signs of spring are plentiful in this store. They
bloom in every yard of our new spring wash goods '
and multiply a thousand fold on their prettily printed
faces. We want you to muss among these new
things. We know the temptation there is to buy
pretty goods when the styles are winning and the
price is right ; that is why we press this invitation,
Our Specials for Next Monday, March 14.
Twenty pieces beautiful French Organdies 25 yard.
Remnants of best brand lOo Domestic at A yard J
Four dozen Sheets, large Blze 50 each.'
Three dozen large White Quilts 98 each.
Ladies' Oxfords $1.50
Ladies' Oxfords j.oo
BEAUTIFUL FIGUERED Twenty pieces of figuered
FRENCH ORGANDIES. French Organdies that
you would take for 50c goods. Monday's price, 25c
DOMESTIC One thousand yards of mill ends of Ma
REMNANTS. sonvil and Fruit of the Loom Bleached
Domestic, Monday, 6 1-2C the yard.
LARGE SHEETS. Four dozen large size; ready-made
Sheets, hemmed, at 50c each.
WHITE QUILTS. Three dozen more of those large
White Quilts, hemmed, the regular. $1.25 goods.
Monday's price, $$c.
LADIES' OXFORDS. About 50 more pairs of those
razor toe Oxford's left, in black, tan and red, the
$2.50 and $3.00 kind. Monday's price, $1.50 the
Also about 75 pair of the $1.50 and $2.00 kind at $1,00 the
Display of New Silks Next Monday.
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We are ready to show you the new things in Spring
Clothing. Also all of the new things in men's shoes. We
are agents for the famous W. L. Douglas shoes for men
and boys. Every pair guaranteed to give satisfaction.
If you see it in our ad.
lilcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
COLUMBIA ARSENAL, Tenn.,
March 1, 1898. Sealed proposals
in triplicate, for furnishing fuel
at this post during fiscal year com
mencing July 1, 1898, will be receiv
ed here until 12 o'clock, m., March
31, 1898, and then opened. U. 8. re
serves right to rejector accept any
and all proposals or any part thereof.
Information furnished on applica
tion. Envelopes containing bids
will be endorsed: "Proposals for
Fuel," and addressed Major John
E. Greer, Ord. Dept. Q. M.
march4 4t. ,
PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES.
Our campus presents quite an
animated appearance these beauti
ful spring days. Two rival foot
ball elevens have been organized
among the boys recently, and some
good games are being played. The
line of march for both boys and girls
has been re-arranged and the im
provement is gratifying. !
Regular meetings of the faculty
are held on Tuesday afternoons.
Last month was devoted to Arith
metic, and thesubjects of Decemials,
Percentage, Proportion and Interest
were discussed. The study for
March is United States History.
The last meeting was conducted by
Mrs.McLemore, who read an inter
esting paper on the early explora
tions. A discussion followed. The
next meeting will be led by Miss
Voorhies, and the subject for dis
cussion is the Colonial Period.
The many friends of Mr. Jonathan
Dugger at the Public School deplore
his serious illness, and wish for him
a speedy recovery.
An interesting meeting of the
Salmagundi, the literary society of
the High School department, was
held last Wednesday afternoon.
John Brown, as president, conduct
ed the meeting with dignity. The
subject was Southern Literature.
Each member was required to re
spond at roll call by an anecdote.
This society has a constitution and
by-laws, and is entirely self-governing.
They meet bi-weekly. The
next meeting will be devoted to a
debate: "Resolved that the United
States should have a standing army
in keeping with her rank as a great
power." The French revolution
will also be discussed.
In hall No. 4, the first half-hour
each Monday morning is taken up
in the discussion of current topics.
On Monday last, six of the 7th grade
boys debated: "Resolved that the
United States should declare war
against Spain." Aillrmatives, Fred
Owen, leader; Algie Hodge, Her
bert Thompson. Negatives, Lando
Hunt, leader; Nolan Gartner, Oscar
Chaffln. The boys sneak without
notes, and do well. The pupils of
the room decided in favor of the
negative. Fred Owen says it was
Lando'sbear atorv which Aafaota
the affirmatives. The 7th grade
gina wiu Dnng news items next
Special mention should be made
of the nature study work being done-
mi tun ins graae, tne Deautiful
language work of the 4th, the elocu
tion work In the 7th.
The 8th grade of this year are
takiug a special course In English
Historv and ar ntnrivinrr in
relation therewith, Scott's Ivanho
Many of the teachers and pupils
attended Dr. Hawthnm'a iifn
the Baptist Church, Tuesday night,
mv. itiid fticauy piasea.
LIVE STOCK NOTES.
Alexander & Vaughn shipped a
load of hoes and sheen tn Rirminr.
Car-load of ROmhlnerl hnrioa
sale. Preston A. P Rnrnn.
mch4 2t Glasgow, Ky.
Thomas & Vn1kor ohi
mixed load of hogs, sheep and cat
tle to Louisville.
Have TOUT Stock hJlla nrlntori .f
the Herald offlnn. Hio-hQt,uaiit.
of work done and prices reasonable.
ll , ! .
Mr. John Tlaprnw rtnnnJ f t j
it icbuiuou jciiuciy
from Memphis, where he went to
dispose of a load of mules. He re
ports trade fairly good there and
Mr. J. D. Barrow bought a car
load of mules Monday, and carried
them to Memphis Tuesday to dis
pose of them.
Harlan Bros. & Parks bought two
Claud Godwin shipped a load of
stock from Godwin Saturday.
Jet Anderson shipped a- load of
hogs to Louisville.
Horse8t0 8ell at the 7th Annual
Spring Sale of Shelton & Dale,
Proprietors of the Tennessee Sale
Agency, to be held the second week
in April at South Hide Park.
Entries Will Close March loth.
For blanks, or further information,
call on or address,
1 P- McGAW. Jr.. Secretary,
J 8 nai t Tennetiiea Sale Agency.
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and is adapted to the cultivation of
corn, potatoes, millet, etc. See
tf Batterfielt & Dodsox.
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