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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1898.
NEWS AND COMMENT.
Queen Vic is sojourning in
Boutheru France for her health.
Uncle Sam went shopping Mon
day and bought two new war-ships.
The Grand Council of the Royal
Arcanum met in Nashville this
The state of Texas is about 75,000
square miles larger in area than
President McKinley signed the
Methodist Publishing House bill
Williamson County prohibi
tionists will put out a ticket for
Consul General Lee's friends
are starting a boom for him for
Governor from Virginia.
The St. Louis bricklayers union
consisting of nearly 2,000 members
will go out on a strike April 1.
Wolfe Joel, trustee of the estate
of the late Barney Bernato, was as
assinated in his office at Capetown
The wife of Senator Thurston, of
Nebraska, died Monday on board
the Junketing yacht Anita, in Sagua
Marshall County middle-of-the-road
populists met last Saturday
and decided to remain In the mid
dle of the road.
JiERNABE,- Spain s minister at
Washington, says his government
does not want war. Which fact
everybody is aware of.
Gen. W. S. Rosecrans, the famous
commander in the Federal army,
died last Friday morning at 7 o'clock
at his home in California.
A young- woman near Fayette
ville, Ark., is charged with murder
lng her father because he did not
favor the suit of a young man for
A Spaniard, fired by Senator Ma
son's pro-Cuban speeches, has chal
lenged that statesman to mortal
combat. Senator Mason laughs at
the silly Spaniard.
A double hanging will take place
In Nashville next Wednesday. The
condemned men are Dan Harris,
who was sentenced for murder, and
Fred Moore for rape.
Spain's new minister was formal
ly presented to Mr.' McKinley last
Saturday, Secretary Sherman doing
the introducing act. Both said they
were in favor of peace, and then
There's a genuine prince in the
United States at present. Prince
Albert Leopold Clement Maria Mein
rod, et cetera, heir apparent to the
throne of Belgium, arrived in New
York last Sunday.
Senator Hoar has introduced a
bill in Congress prohibiting the Im
portation into the United States of
birds or their feathers for ornamen
tal purposes, and imposing a fine of
$50 for each offense.
Gov. Pingree, of Michigan, has
issued a pioclamation warning State
officials and legislators against ac
cepting railroad passes. He also
inveighs against the acceptance of
reduced rates by clergymen.
Mrs.'Tomlinson, widow of Lieut.
Tomlinson of the Washington Fen
cibles, who was killed by an Iron
Mountain train In Little Rock three
years ago, has secured judgment
against the road for $50,000.
Representative Henderson, of
Iowa, has introduced a bill in Con
gress to prevent the use of the Uni.
ted States flag as a business adver
tisement or the use of any Govern
ment publications as advertising
It is settled thahe battleship
Kentucky will be bhristened wtth a
bottle of water. Governor Bradley
has requested '"James Speed, of
Louisville, to get the water from the
old Lincoln homestead la Larue
county. Mr. Speed's father and
Abraham Lincoln were close life
Prof. John L. Driscoll poisoned
his wife in Nashville last Friday
and afterwards took morphine him
self. He was found In an uncon
scious condition, but was finally
brought back to consciousness and
is still alive. It is doubtful whether
he will be prosecuted or not, as he
tifpears meutallf Unbalanced. j
Hon. Sam Holding Comes Out
He Is Maury County's Candidate for
Hie Non.inatlon for Circnit
The Total Number of Vote Cast Was
2,070-Mr. Holding' Majority
Over His Only Oppo
nent Wai 298.
The Democratic nrlmnrv t.n rtnnMo
Who Should hf) Mmirv f!mintw'a nan.
didate for Circuit Judge for this Ju-
cuctai uistrict, took place last Satur
day. Hon. Sam Holding came out
victorious, his majority over his on
ly opponent, Hon. E. 8. Fowler, be
ing 2!)8. The election passed oft
quietly, and a larger vote was polled
man wu8 expectea. iiiverything
about the nrlmarv was pnnHnotort in
a fair manner, and there were no
evidences oi mnnev nr nthr imp.
rUDtinu- infflpnrpa hcinw Maori Tho
I o UOUi A.
vuib uy uisuicts is as ioiiows:
NO. VOTING HOt.D
DI8. PLACK. Iv,.
1. Kinderhook ... . .
2. Stanfil Shop 8
3. Leftwich 16
4. Parks' Station 52
5 Hurricane Switch 11
(i. Culleoka 75
7. Rigbyville so
8. Bigbyvllle l
0. Stock-yards r, , ( 74
. Court-house j Columbia J
10. Frierson 21
11. Enterprise. S 7
12-13. Mt. Pleasant .' 9
13. Collier's Mill s
14. Williamsport . . ) 3S
14. Massey's Shop) 33
15. Hampshire 9
1(5. Hampshire 23
17. Fike'a Mill... ) 15
17. Water Valley 31
18. SaDta Fe 16
111. (Jravel Hill 30
Dark's Mill 3
Bear Creek 31
Spring Hill) ..... 20
j.i capons ... )
24. Rock Spring
25. Rally :
Total vote cast
Garwood's Sarsnpnrilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains
If Harvey Hannah were to enter
the gubernatorial derby he would
find out how the little brindle bull
felt after he attempted to butt the
train off tho track. Bristol Courier
it is a siiame tor Tennessee to re
main in its present condition, and
the voters will not tolerate it much
longer. If we don't look out defeat
will be the result. Give us a first
class statesman for governor and 1
legislature made up of level-headed
honest men who will economize and
stop this borrowing money by the
hundreds of thousands annually
uur nrst cnoice ror governor la lien
ton McMiilln, a man of ability, true
and tried, the pride of the people
whom ne nas served so long; a man
who has moved steadily forward
without wavering since he first en
te-ed the arena, and is known all
over the Union as one of the most
t ble and efficient expounders of
Democracy, and when in congress is
ever on the alert to defend and ad
vance its best interests. Obion
Gov. Taylor's announced determi
nation to retire from politics meets
with the universal and unqualified
indorsement of friends and foes. If
he had done so seven years ago it
wouldn't have injured his popular
ity. Bristol courier.
When this cruel war is over the
back files of some newspapers will
look very ridiculous. North Amerl
A Roumanian manufacturer is
said to have constructed u piano
that can be heard six miles. Was
Justice asleep when this thing
was done? Mempnis commercial
Dr. Kunitz announces that "klep
tomania is perfectly natural to wo
men." Perhaps this explains why
thev steal our nearts unless we
bteel our hearts against them. Chi
Too much politics and a super
abundance of wire-working, and
conniving politicians are responsible
for the burdens upon the taxpayers
of Tennessee. This is the year to
remedy the evil. Will it be a busi
ness Legislature or apolitical Legis
lature? Gallatin News.
Mr. Dingley forgot to put In a
schedule placing a tariff on armed
Spaniards, but the Canuon emer
gency act will probably cover the
case. Chattanooga News.
Why sieze every opportunity to
proclaim the loyalty of the south in
the event of war with Spain? Does
anybody doubt that the south would
stand shoulder to shoulder with
every other section of the country
against a foreign assailant? Why
90 inctfsaiitiv reiterate what no
body denies? Louisville Couiier-Journalv-
:tr Jprdnrru Jfyamsl Wraluiooi.
Have you heurd the news from Theta?
Have you heurd the news from Theta?
She's riz up in her might au' wrath, an delies the wurld to meet er.
She met crtin and resoluted, an' the boys are bilin' hot
She's not it in for Trotwood, an' she's winter make him trot!
We hilt an indiurnashun meetin' in th' sto'-houso 'tother night.
To defend our sacred honor an' contend fer Theta's right.
We laid erside ol' Cuby, an' we didn't talk uv Spain
An' we never thought er minit 'bout the blow-up of th' Maine.
But we made it hot fer Trotwood an' his sland'rous po'try writin',
An' ev'ry patriot in th' houso wus ready fer the fightln'.
We declared for war 'gin Trotwood an' in glowin' words we spun it
We're gwinter have his scalp
And Theta done it!
Have you heurd the news from ThetaT
Have you heurd the news from Theta?
O she's rilin' an' she's bilin', an' she dares old Trot to meet 'er!
It wus Cheermun Billy Williams, who persided at th' meetin'
An' read the piece ov po'try an' explained to us Its meanin'.
"Boys," he sod, in tremblin' tones, "He's a-making fun ov Theta
The queen of all this blessed yearth the pride of all thet greet 'er!
This grand old land of ours, my fr'en's, has struck a purty pase
When patriots can't defend their homes 'thout fallin' in disgrace!
When furrin foes insult our flag an' we rise in arms to meet 'er,
Then comes er little one-hosa poet er-flingin' fun at Theta!
It's an insult, frens! A livin' shame ! an' one we won't let pass!
I'm ergin 'im teeth an' toenail, an' I'll tight 'im ter the las'!"
An' thar an' then we 'clared fer war you bet yer life upon It
We've got it in fer Trotwood
An' Theta done it! Patriot.
Assertion Made That the United States,
England and Japan Agree.
A Blow nt I'nclo Sam Menu a Mow
at John Hull Views are
London, March 11. The New
York correspondent of the Daily
Telegraph says: "I have it on the
highest authority that a triple alli
ance between Great Britain, the
United States and Japan is pend
ing." The Parliamentary Secretary for
the Foreign Ofllce, Mr. Geo. N. Cur
zon, replying in the House of Com
mons to-day to Mr. Ronald Munroe
Ferguson, Liberal, representing the
district of Leith, said no communi
cations on the Cuban question had
been exchanged between the British
Ambassador at Washington, Sir Ju
lian Pauncefote, and the Govern
ment of the United States.
The question which it was an
nounced, the Hon. Hubert Valen
tine Buncombe, Conservative mem
ber for the West Division of Cum
berland, was asked (whether, in
view of recognizing the identity of
the interests of all English-speaking
people the British Government will
consider the advisability of placing
the services of the British fleet at
the disposal of the United States in
the event of complications between
the United States and any foreign
power,) "was not put. Relative to
the withdrawal of his question, Mr.
"After consultation with my
friends, I decided that the exact
form of the question made it inop
portune to put it. It was framed
owing to the widely held opinion in
the House of Commons that it is
high time the foreign powers should
be told in unmistakable terms that
anv blow struck at either Great
Britain or the United States was
equally a blow at either. I was pro
foundly convinced of this to-day.
Many members more than 1 sup
posed would do so oame to me in
order to say ttiey neartny indorsed
"I am convinced that the Govern
ment would have desired to answer
my proposed question affirmatively,
and would have done so had it not
involved other considerations be
sides expressing what I believe the
present Government sincerely holds
that, in face of foreign complica
tions, the interests in the future of
Great Britain and the United States
are inseperably intertwined.
"To-day's expression and indorse
ment we will eventuate so soon as
we can frame the question in the
exact terms wnlcn clearly express
the feeling of the House of Com
monsthat any trouble threatening
the United States will be shared by
Other membors of the House of
Commons, who were interviewed on
the same subject, all spoke in a
COUNTERFEITED IN PRISON.
California ConvcU Engage in the Mann
factnre of Bogus Money.
Folsom, Cal., March 11. A
counterfeiting plant has been dis
covered within the walls of the
State Prison. The work was done
in the engine room by convicts L
H. Coyne and James Brown. So
far as known, only nickela were
coined, presumably because no
silver could be obtained. When the
officers rushed in Coyne and Brown
leaped through a window and threw
their dies and crucibles into a canal
leading to the American river.
A large number of well-executed
five cent pieces were found. They
were made from Babbitt metal
taken from the engines which run
through the prison grounds for the
purpose of hauling rock from the
W. J. Leonard, ex-County Judge
of Marshall county, who was sent to
the penitentiary lor three years on
the charge of larceny and forgery, is
a free man, but with his freedom
there is a condition that he will
leave the State and never return.
The pardon was granted by Gov.
Taylor upon the recommendation of
the trial Judge, Attorney-General.
Jurors who tried the case, and 1,800
citizens of Marshall county.
CONDEMNED MAN'S WORDS.
Dan Harrl Write a Warning Against
Uuinhling Hell anil Saloon.
Dan Darris, oue of the two negroes
sentenced to death to take effect
March 23 In Nashville, has addressed
a letter to the public which is better
than a sermon on temperance and
gambling The letter was written
rrom dictation by a teliow prisoner,
and reads as follows:
"I. Daniftl Harris, la the nnnntv1a.il of
Nashville, Ten 11.. am condemned to die
on the scaffold that is prepared for me.
Marcn sj, in'JM, ror tne Killing or poor
Lizzie uamunson, my aear neiovea
paramour. My age is 20 years. My
rather died when 1 was 8 years old.
followed my Christian mother's teach
inurs at our country home ten years, and
then I moved to the city. In all of my
county me 1 had had only three weeks
in school, and in the city life I wan
dered from my dear mother's teaching
ann fell in company with idle Doys. I
louowea on ana on to tne annicinc ana
gambling cup of. damnation, to be over
thrown there. 1 supped and supped un
til at last it brought me to mv doom to
die, for in tne state 1 was in when 1 aid
the crime 1 did not realize what I was
doing until too late. Dear readers, take
warning of this for fear of a doom that
may overtake you if vou do not spurn
the cup that flows too enticing to take a
"Now, Jesus Christ died on Mount
Calvary that all who believed on him
should not perish, but have eternal life.
to him, dear readers, 1 art up my eyes,
Yes, ana bow my knees, and he has re
lieved me or this awful crime. Oh,
Calvary, sweet Calvary! Remember to
honor thy father and thy mother that
thy days may be long here on earth.
Jesus has given me a new heart and
new spirit. In him is my pardon ; Ood
has granted it to me from him the tree
01 eternal lire, un, dear reader, it is
f ood to have a Just God, one to rely on
Ie relieved the poor, the sick, the dls
tressed and dvinir sinner. He has
washed me in the blood of the Lamb
and washed me whiter than snow.
Jesus died for me and for you. I can
neither read nor write it, but my name
is written in him, the book of life.
Jesus is ready and willing at any time;
come unto him and be saved, for he will
not turn you away for what crime vou
have committed. Come while it is day,
When it is dark, no one can see. .Look
at my fate. Yet young, strong, robust
and healthy, Riven away to vice. Be
warned, dear friends; there is danger
ahead, atop and ponder awhile before
it is too late. I am ready to meet my
b atner, wno art in neaven, at any time.
I am to co. Farewell, dear friends;
take warning at this. Father, dear
Father, has removed that bitter cup, and
l win walk through the valley in peace
wr t V 1 11 nr . Taenia a a m tt 1 a a i) o i f li
come, let us lie down by tne still waters
of life and drink freely. In him will
eternal life be for all who believe. I
left mv mother's path, I. followed idle
youth's vices, and you see what fate
has befallen me, and to Ood only I look
to be redeemed from the fathomless pit
of damnation. Remember now thy
Creator in the days of thy youth, so
when yon Krow up and you may not de
part from it. Carry this in your bosom,
for if I had did this, this crime would
not have been committed.
"Poor Lizzie Edmundson, my
paramour. I had no grudge against
her. Yet blinded in sin, she met her
fate at my hands. She is gone to the
realms of an unknown world. Yes, I
hope to meet her there on the eternal
shore when we meet to part no more.
Only Jesus will I rely on j he can save
me, no matter what the world does.
Remember that what a man eoweth
that shall he reap. Be on your guard
and think where I shall spend eternity.
Nearly all of my past life was spent in
a Rambling den and the saloon.
"My sins are all forgiven, my soul set
free, my feet placed on the rock of eter
nal ages, where the gates of hell cannot
prevail against them. Simply to this
rock I cling. May the Ood of love and
mercy be with you and me. Amen.
SAM JONES AFTER 'Em.
He l Making It Hot for the City official!
Nashville March 13. Sam Jones
invited the men to the tabernacle
to-night to see the city officials
"skinned," as he termed it, because
they do not shut up Sunday saloons
and gambling houses. As near as
could be estimated there were ten
thousand men and boys in the tab
ernacle and several hundred could
not get in. 'In the language of the
turf Sam was "in fine form" and he
did the "skinning" to a queen's
taste. He tore the hide off of every
body, but more especially rapped
ex-Mayor McCarthy, who was elec
ted on a platform opposed to Sunday
aloons and gambling. So severe on
McCarthy was the evangelist that
the latter got up and said he tried to
do his duty but church people ad
vised against it. Then Sam paid
his respects to the church people.
The members of the board of public
works were present and Sam gave
them some center shots. It is prob
able these efforts will cause law
breakers some trouble.
Uy the Purchase of Two Fine
They Are Now at Elswlck, England
Originally Ordered for the Bra
Strong Evidence in the Hands of
the Court of Inquiry, of Spanish
Treachery In the Maine
Washington, March 14. A week's
negotiations closed to-day bv the
triumphant purchase by the Navy
Department in London of the two
fine cruisers built and building at Els
wick for the Brazilian Government.
Possibly tho officials took more
pleasure iu closing up the business
in this manner because of the knowl
edge that the Spanish agents had
been striving to secure these very
ships, to whom, it ia said, they
would be of much greater value in
case of trouble than to tho United
States. The next question is now
how to get the ships home, and that
has not yet been settled, according
to the Secretary of the Navy. The
United States flag will be hoisted
over the new ships within a week
probably, and just as soon as the
crew can be put aboard the Ama
zonas she will start for the United
States. The other vessel will follow
at the earliest possible moment.
The terms of sale are secret. The
availability of the two Brazilian
ships was first brought to the atten
tion of the Navy Department bv
Mr. Lane, agent of the Maxim Nor-
denfeldt Company, who was author
ized to disposed of these ships build
ing at Eiswick and two others in
course of construction in France
Mr. Lane said to-day that the two
ships purchased would be a most
desirable acquisition to the Ameri
can navy, as they were the latest
and best products of the famous
Armstrong's yards. One of the
ships is complete in every respect,
has her coal supply and ammunition
on board, and steam can be raised
at any tune. There will be 110
trouble in bringing this ship across,
as an adequate force from the local
yards can be secured for the service.
It is said the coal and ammunition
on board passed with the sale to the
United States. The ammunition is
not all of the kind in use bv the
United States navy, so that the sup
ply or ammunition is a necessary
adjunct to the new ships. The
other ship has been launched, but it
will take some time to make her
ready for sea. Mr. Lane believes,
nowever, that there will be no (iff
Acuity in brinirinir her over im
mediately, if it is desired to make
tho move without delay, as the hull
of the ship is so well along that she
could be towed and her own sail
power utilized for the trip across.
New York, March 14. (Special.)
A special from Key West to the
Press to-night says:
"All theories, speculations and
coniectures as to how thn hiittlnnhln
Maine was destroyed will be cast
aside wnen tne court or inquiry pre
sents with its findings the material
evidence of the existence of not one
mine but of several in the harbor of
Havana. A shattered section of
sub-marine cable containing seven
conductors is in the possession of
the court delivered to it by one of
the American divers, and it is the
strongest pioof yet offered that the
Maine's destruction was encom
passed by an agency within the con
trol of the Spanish authorities in
tne city or Havana.
Notwithstanding the alert and
watchful eyes that are constantly
upon the divers who have been in
vestigating the condition of the
sunken ship's hull on the port side
one of them successfully concealed
one find that he made, and which
he brought up to the float on which
Capt. Sampson stood at the time
It was not big enough to attract par
ticular attention, and its actual im
portance was not immediately real
ized. With a mass of other stuff re
covered from the wreck it was car
ried to the Mangrove and placed in
the cabin, where the court holds its
When the time came for continu
lng the investigation the bit of cable
was examined. It was about four
teen inches long, seven-eighths of
an inch in diameter, and contained
seven copper wires insulated with a
gutta percha covering. The out
side was of lead, one-thirty-second
of an inch thick. Both ends were
smashed and jagged and torn as if
cut and then pounded.
"The discovery was made about
thirty feet from the submerged bow
and within a radius of fifty feet in
which the divers have been work
ing. To those of the court familiar
with electrical appliances the char
acter of this section of lead-covered
cable was at once apparent. It was
such as would be used only in deep
seas, or for some work in shallow
waters where absolute protection
against breakage or induction would
"An ordinary oconite or gutta-percha-corded
wire would be all
that would be necessary for tele
graph or telephone service. It is
kLown that there is none of these in
Havana harbor. Thel?nd route is
Royal makes the (ood pure,
wholesome and delicious.
ROVAl BAKING POWDFR CO., NEW VOnK.
cheaper and more practicable, and
even if any wire at all were laid it
would not he of bucIi size and
strength. All thin happened within
two or three days aftt-r tho begin
ning of the investigation, and It was
nuturally regarded as of supreme
importance, and was kept quiet.
Itputly for War.
Washington, Mar. 14. Special.!
A declaration to-day by Secretary
ijongtnattne United states is pre
pared for war at an hour's notice
has had a reassuring effect on mem
bers and Senators. It show3 that
the Administration was quick to
avail itself of the fifty million dollar
emergency fund, and that the ap
propriation was not made any too
' SOILS OF TENNESSEE.
Report From the l':xirimeiit Station of
the I'nl vorKlty of Tennessee.
The Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion of the University of Tennessee
has just puDilslied a very valuable
report upon the soils of Tennessee, a
copy of which hus been received by
tlie hekald. it is a volume of 112
pages, and contains some of the re
sults of five years work in studying
tne typical sous or tne state ana
their Agricultural uses. The book
is handsomely printed and illus
trated, and is ucconipnnted by a
colored soil map, 42x13 inches, and
also by a relief map and drainage
map of the State.
It is far tho most important con
tribution that has ever been made
to scientific agriculture in Tennes
see, and reflects great credit upon
the State University. The manu
Rcrip was prepared by Prof. Van
derford. After an introductory explanation
of the methods of inverttlgatiou, the
typical soils of Tennessee are taken
up in order and discussed at some
length. The design of the report is,
to explaiu the geological form I'ioii
of soils, their chemical nd , 1
coinposifon. indigencii. b.ri; 1 d
productions, and ngti mmc . in
ductions. The diHcu-i (e
better uses to which Km . is
are adopted are eminently practical.
The report will he distiilnHed
gratis, as far as It will , to those
farmers in Teuness-eH who apply for
This bulletin is a p m of the pun
of the Experiment Station to in
vestigate the agricultuial resources
of the State of Tennessee. When
we consider that Tennessee covers
42,000 square miles, averaging 400
miles long from the smokies to the
Mississippi; that its surface is
spread over mountains, plateous,
valleys and plains, ranging In eleva
tion from 6,400 feet down to 300 feet:
that we have thus in one State all
the life zones from the Boreal to the
lower Austral, and nearly all the
soil formations known to North
America, it will he apparent that
the Experiment Station has under
taken a great work in proposing to
investigate the agricultural relations
and resources of Tennessee. What
it has already done, however, en
courages us to believe that it will
complete this work in due time in a
most satisfactory manner. A num
ber of bulletins have already been
published giving the results of its
investigations of the grasses of Ten
nessee, of the native apples, of the
feeding stuffs produced in the State,
etc. The report on the soils of the
State is only a part, therefore, of a
systematic plan which is sure to
produce great results In developing
And rest for tired mothers i:i a warm bath
of Ci Tiri RA (ointment), the great tklu cure.
Ctmci BA. Remedies afToni instant relief,
and point to a speedy cure of torturing, dis
ing, crusted, sraly ekin and scalp humors,
with loss of hair, when all else fails.
Hold thnMftMnl ttt vorli. Ptrma Dive and Catit.
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