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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FTUDAY, MAKCII 18, 1808.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County $1.00.
Oat of the County 1-25.
Entered at the post-office at Columbla.Ten
nessee as second-cl&sa mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
Thk Nashville American says:
"Thp most ardent war spirit In
TenneFsee has bo far been mani
fested in the mule growing region."
That is "the most unkindest cut of
. m - "
Thk "Semi-Weekly News" will
make its appearance in Columbia
March 23. Mr. L. W. Kennedy, for
merly of Nashville, is the editor and
manager, and the paper will be In
dependent democratic In politics.
The Hkkaltj gives it a cordial
It will be interesting to the far
mers of this county to know that
local speculators are offering 75
cents per bushel for wheat, July
delivery. There is an unusually
large acreage in this county this
yenr, and the prospective yield per
acre is good: so on the whole the
wheat growers have bright pros
pects ahead of them. Still, it is
never safe "to count the chickens
before they are hatched."
Er Fowler, It is true, is shut out
of the judgeship race this time ; but
a man who without a moment's
sulking or a spark of resentment can
turn in Immediately and give to his
successful opponent the warm, en
thusiastic, active support he is giv
ing to Mr. Holding, has in him the
manly elements that will overcome
all obstacles and force fate to crown
his life with success. He has made
friends fast, and made fast friends,
these last few days.
The Democratic Judicial and Con
gressional Executive Committees
for this district, met at the Bethell
House yesterday, to counsel togeth
er for the good of the party. Their
actions will be found elsewhere in
this paper. The meetings, we are
glad to report, were characterized
by perfect harmony, and an evident
desire by all the members to do the
fair thing. The fair thing is not
only the right thing to do, but that
is the surest way to insure harmony
in the ranks, and success to the
If ex-County Judge Leonard, of
Marshall county, who was convicted
of larceny and forgery, waa entitled
to be pardoned, then he was entitled
as a froe man, pardoned of his
offenses, to live where he pleased
If he was too bad a man to live at
his old home, among his old neigh
bors, where he was known and could
be locked and barred against, then
certainly he was too bad a citizen to
dump upon a new community. This
is one of those all too common in
stances where Governor Taylor'i
sympathy ran away with his judge
Some of the fool papers of th
North are disposed to raise the ques
tion of the South's loyalty to th i
government in case of a war with
Spain. And some of the fool papers
of the South, with their usual
sycophancy, are ready to repeat th
oath of allegiance. If the question
were to be discussed at all, a material
fact to be remembered would b
that the South is the only section of
this great Union absolutely under
the domination and control of na
tive born Americans. Iu New York
or Boston or Chicago an orator must
speak several different languages
order to be understood by all his
hearers; but in the South we know
but one country and speak but one
tongue. It would be rather natura
to suppose that Americans would
stand for America.
Some of the church officers f
Nashville are rather uncomfortable
just now. They have been applaud
ing Bam Jones for his abuse of th
city officials who fail or refuse to en
force the laws against gambling
houses and Sunday tippling, and
ex-Mayor McCarty, becoming tired
of this abuse, talked out in meeting
and explained that he was doing
the very beat he could to restrai
these evils, until "a number of th
prominent deacons and elders and
stewards of the churches came to
him and implored him to let up on
the saloons during the Centennial.
Since then the tables have bee
turned, and instead of the ealoo
keepers and the city officials, the
criticism and condemnation is now
being directed towards the church
members who "run with the gang.
But now they have treed them,
what will they do? Will the church
have the christian courage to dis
cipline them, or because of their
wealth and position and influence,
will they condone the offense? The
church must furnish a better ex
ample of consecrated, consistent
living, before it can convert the
FOU CIRCUIT JUDGE.
The primary last Saturday was.
haracterized by its perfect fairness, i
its freedom from corruption, and
the absence of any bitterness of'
feeling calculated to leave hurtful
wounds hard to heal over. ,Both
candidates had conducted their can
vass, be it said to their credit, on a
high plane of dignity and of honor,
each running upon his own merit
and popularity, and neither attempt-
nir to disparage the claims of the
other. The result is that now all is
serene and happy, and the victor
will go before the nominating con
vention with the solid endorsement
nd enthusiastic support of his
county behind him. It would have
been equally so had the other side
won. Mr. Fowler, with his charac
teristic manliness, immediately up
on the result being ascertained, not
only announced his purpose of sup
porting Mr. Holding with his vote,
but declared his willingness to go
anywhere in the district to cham
pion his cause. And not only he, but
his chief lieutenants have all fol
lowed his good example.
While the race was between
Messrs. Holding and Fowler, the
Herald took no part. But now
that the people of Maury have made
their choice, he is our choice. It
affords us particular pleasure to give
him our endorsement. We do not
believe there is a member of this
bar who would make a better Judge.
There are better advocates than ho;
there are those who have had longer
experience and larger practice; but
we doubt it there is one who has a
clearer, more analytical legal mind,
a cooler, fairer, more unprejudiced
judgment, a stronger conviction of
right, or more moral courage to do
the right, than the gentleman the
people have honored with their
choice Mr. Sam Holding. He is in
every sense of the word worthy and
capable, and Maury County never
presented to the district a candi
date more universally endorsed at
home, or a man more Implicitly to
His friends have reason to hope
that the Democrats of this district
will clve favorable consideration t'
his candidacy. Not only is Mr
Holding himself deserving and
canable and worthy, but he is
backed by the largest county in the
district, with thirty-nine hundred
Democratic votes to it's credit. It
happens, however, that with all it's
prestige and Democratic strength,
Maurv County at present, has none
of the district offices; not one
Williamson county has the Con
gressman; Wayne county has the
Attorney-General'; Perry county has
the Senator: Lewis county the
Floater; Giles county the Chan
cellor, the Supreme Judge, the
Treasurer and the Railroad Com
missioner; Maury County nothing.
This unequal distribution of the pie,
just happened so; our sister counties
did not mean to leave Maury entire
lv out in the cold. They would not
be so manifestly unjust a that
they would not be so ungrateful for
the loyal support Maury always
elves to the ticket, whether it be
State, National or district.
This will give to the counties hav
ing no county candidates in the con
test, the opportunity to favor Maury
with a crumb of comfort, and we be
lieve they will do so. We believe
they will, because we think it noth
ing but fair and right that they
should ; and we feel that we can al
ways trust to the friends in our sis
ter counties to do what is equitable
just and right, and good politics as
Some people object to Mr. Sam
Holding for Circuit Judge because
of his youth. They forget that Na
poleon had conquered the world
when he was Holding's age, and that
Wm. J. Bryan, the next President
of the United States is only about
seven years older. It does not take
a bright mind half a century to de
The steamer City of Savannah
was burned at the Memphis wharf
and lies a complete wreck in six
feet of water.
Considerable excitement prevail
near Nashville and in the vicinity
of the historic old residence of Uen
eral Jackson, on account of the
probability of a negro being ap
pointed postmaster or the Hermi
H. A. Griffiths, of Morganton
Loudon county, recently killed a hog
that weighed 1,012 pounds.
A stranger was arrested at Bristo
for passing a ten-dollar confederate
bill. He claimed he thought that
kind of money was good in the
Gov. Taylor has appointed Ten
nessee's commissioners to the Trans
Frederick Pendergrast, who was
wanted at Bristol on the charge of
murder, alleged to have been com
mitted in 1892, has been captured in
The estimated population of Nash
ville now is 121,000.
Mrs. Terd Trepp, wife of the
alleged Memphis forger, shot her
self in the heart with a pistol last
Tuesday. She is still living, but
her recovery is doubtful.
THOUGHT'S AIJOUT CUBA.
Three years and more have elapsed
eince the present Cuba rebellion broke
out. It is probable that In history past
or to come no parallel to its conditions
will be found. The rulers of the island,
unable to defeat the insurgents, are
themselves undefeated; and the insur
gents, elupive and triumphant and en
during beyoDd usual measure in guerilla
warfare, are no nearer the actual ac
complishment of their purpose than
they were at the outbreak of hostilities.
Nature and her ghastly hand-maiden,
Pestilence, have fought for the insur
gents; but Nature's battlings have been
balanced by new arrivals of Spanish
soldiers men, some of them; boys,
many of them forced almost at bayonet
point to take the places of the diseased
and the dead. Against the doggednesa
of the insurgent the pride of the ruler
has been matched. The insurgent con
hold out indefinitely ; the Spaniard will.
While the stubborn warfare of these
unyielding forces has proceeded with
fluctuating results that in the long run
have practically balanced each other, a
third army of human beings has been
slowly ground to destruction. Of their
woes we must think, and, having
thought, we must act. Though the
Spaniards have been chiefly confined
within the limits set up by themselves;
prisoners, in fact, within their own for
tifications, yet they have 'retained
fear-compelling power over the feeble
minds of the children and the timorous
natives of both sexes who were afraid
to fight and did not dare to flee. These
pacificos quietly obeyed the govern
ment when orders went forth through
the country regions to gather within
town limits and stay there. The ex
pected freedom to live in peace under
the surveillance of the Spanish army
changed at once into death-dealing
bondage. Unable to cultivate land to
any great extent, hearded together in
huts unfit for swine, suffering from
lack of food, and by lack of food ren
dered more helpless and weak-cpirited
than before, they have died like flies in
autumn; and In dying have suffered
woes that are unequalled even by the
oioouy sunenngs oi tne Armenians or
the plague-ridden starvation of the
Hindoos. The language of a moderate
woman like Clara Barton, the famous
Red-Cross heroine; and the stories pic
tured by the truthful camera, more than
justify these comparisons. In one hos
pital alone a place where care and
tender oversight are expected four
hundred of the pacifleos have died of
starvation. The burdens of the insur
gents, whom rebelling, did 6o in the
full expectation of the fortunes and
iiiiBiui luues oi war, nave Deen as
! - . x . , ,
naught beside the woes of these un
happy non-combatauts. Where Spain
has slain its hundreds by fire and by
sword, it has slain its hundreds of
thousands by hunger and by neglect
This has taken place and is still doing
so within ninety miles of the land that
declares in favor of "life, liberty and
the punuit of happiness."
This war-measure of Spain against
harmless ones will ever stand ou
prominently in the annals of the bru
talities of which our race is capable.
This is not war with its glamor or ex
citement and of chance, but relentless
murder without the shedding of blood.
W.hen a man sees a weak one perse
cuted and refuses to side with the weak,
he is no man. The rule for a man is
the rule for a nation. Murder of wo
men and children, helpless and enfee
bled and starving, is at our door, and at
last we begin to appreciate it. Their
broken lives, their untimely deaths,
their rights to a happier condition are
making themselves slowly understood
among our people. Every stratum of
society is permeated. The great under
lying love of fair-play is stirring this
nation North and South. And is gird
ing itself to punish and not to wage
Let ua be careful that our motives are
pure and our minds unconfused. The
wild talk of a blundering olllcial like
De Lome is nothing to our great con
servative millions. War or even the
thought of war over such a matter is
unworthy of contemplation. It would
be an absolute reversion to the barbaric
irascibility of olden times. We have
grown away from such things.
The selfish motives of tobacco factors
and sugar gamblers in pointing out to
a great, fair-minded country a chance
to filch from Spain, because she is weak,
that which is hers as truly as New Eng
land is ours, has moved us only to con
demn and not to approve. We refuse
to add to our racial problems at the nod
of self-seeking men. The heart of the
nation Is unresponsive to eueh tempta
tion, and furthermore even the terrible
Maine disaster,'with its sorrow and its
loss has grandly shown to the world
that we are slow to anger and plenteous
is conservatism. Despite all guesses to
the contrary, our people have refused
to believe that the Spanish government
could be euic'dal enough to have direct
connection with the disaster. We be
lieve that she would foresee more dam
age to herself than to us in this sudden
and horrible event. If this were all
that had happened, an idemnity would
be sunken t, and a war be quite contrary
to international precedents.
But while this nation, set in might to
lead the Western hemisphere, can stand
Insults to its vast self, it cannot permit
inhumanity to its weak neighbors. It
will enter Into conflict with Spain not
becauoe certain of victory, but because
Spain slaughters the innocent. This
nation believes in the glories of peace,
but it must be "peace with honor" and
not with dishonor that assuredly comes
from silence in the presence of brutal
abuses. By its own past, It knows full
well the horrid cost of war, yet its
great, true, heroic heart beats high to
declare that it is better to die in pro
tecting the defenseless than to live in
falsehood to its own grand past. Its
conscienco is aroused. Its arm is bared
to smite and that swiftly, lest there be
none nf the starving left to save.
With such a pure motive, its actions
will have the cordial good-will of
European nations. Short, decisive
work will bo made of the solemn task,
and when the smoke has cleared, jus
tice will have been done to the unjust,
and '"Cuba Libre" may then develop in
quiet its own individuality.
GOV. TAYLOR AX1) SAM JONES.
Our Hob Hits Ills Critic a Hard
In the course of his sermon last
Sunday night, in Nashville, Sam
Jones said: "The pardoning power
ought to be carefully guarded. It
may be abused until lynch law will
thrive in every county or this state.
If our noble Gov. Bob, who has said
hewasoutof politics, would jro a
step farther and say, 'I am out of
the paidoning business,' ho would
do a good thing for the state."
This paragraph was shown Gov.
Taylor and he said: "I think it
comes in poor taste for bam Jones to
talk this way. Had it not been Tor
the pardoning power Sam Jones
would have been in hell long ago.
"I have only about ten months to
serve in the Governor's office, and
during that time I expect to use the
power conferred upon me by reason
of my election to the office, when-
ever I think right and for the best
interest of the people, and all the
devils in or out of hell can't keep
me from doing my duty as I see it."
Flour! Flour! Flour!
Buy "Blue Seal" flour. Every
pound guaranteed. Made only from
best selected wheat. All grocers
Columbia Mill & Elevator Co.
LlV STOCK XOTES.
W. C. Jones & Co., of Waverly,
Tenn., have sold to Perry & Lester
1,100 head of corn fed cattle. The
total amount realized is about $50,
Alexander & Vaughn this week
shinned a load of sheep to Cincln
nati and a load of hogs and cattle to
J. J. Rainer, of Troy, Ala., bought
a load of horses here this week.
The 7th annual combination
spring sale, to be held at the fair
grounds April 6, 7, 8, will be one of
the best ever held. There will not
be a single stallion, brood mare or
colt offered, out of the two hundred
and twenty-five or more horses to
be sold. About four-fifths of the
entries came from Marshall and
Giles counties and Kentucky.
Houston Thomas shipped a load of
hogs ana cattle to ijouisviile this
Have your stock bills printed at
the Hkkald office. Highest quality
of work done and prices reasonable
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.
Rich Alabama Cotton Land For Maury
I represent parties who have
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 i
little over an hour'B ride from Relma
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 reducps freight rates to
minimum. Maury Countv farm
owners, who wish to increase their
number of acres, instead of selling
at R sacrlnce ana buying elsewhere
would do well to see me for an ex
cnange. uan rurnisn you with any
size farm, from 100 acres to 1900
Call on or address,
t( F. D. Laxder.
I. 0. 0. F. Lodge at Santa Fe.
Santa Fe lodge No. 203, I. O. O. F
was instituted on Thursday night of
last week by fourteen members from
the Columbia lodge and eitrht from
the Mt. Pleasant lodge. The follow
ing officers were elected and in
stalled : A. W. Church, N. G. ; J. A
Burrow, V. O.; It. O. Mullins, Secre
tary ; Jas. II. Forgev, Treasurer; Jno,
W. Adkisson, Warden; Jno. J
Latta, O. O.: Jno. Woody Con
ductor; E. C Fitzarerald, I. 0.;0. N
Armstrong, R. S. N. O.; Walter. E
Forgev, L. 8. N. O.; Robt, W. Jones
R. S. V. O. ; Ed. Marshall, L. S. V
O.; R. O. Bates. R. 8. 8.; M. L. Cog
gins, Ij. 8. 8.; Van B. Shouse, Chap
lain. The lodge will meet every
Saturday night, and expects soon to
organize a lodge of Rebekahs.
SOUTH EAST SIDE.
Messr?. Pleasant Massey and M
L. Taylor were In Marshall couuty
the first of this week on business.
Mr. Austin Tucker has returned to
Pulaski, to resume his work at car
Mrs. Wilburn Robinson and Mrs
Lucy Renfro are visiting relatives a
Williamsport this week.
Mrs. L. R. Huggins and Miss
Pearl Nicks entertained quite a
number of their friends on last Wed
nesday nisrht. Various games were
indulged in during the evening, and
all report a good time. The follow
ing young ladies and gentlemen
were present: Misses Georgia
Shotts. Betty Dark, Pearl Nicks,
Lizzie Shotts. Ada Bird, Ida Webb,
Anna Allen, Nellie Jones and Fan
nie Allen; Messrs. Austin Tucker,
Buddy Peyton, Jeff Haley, Tom
Craig, John Davis, Claud Craig,
Walter Jones, Andy Watson and
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Renfro also
entertained a few of theirfriends the
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Cronk have
moved Into the house occupied by
W. T. Watson.
Our sick are, Mrs. Thomas Voor
hies and Mr. F. D. Pugh. We wish
for them a speedy recovery.
HGlennon, Anderson Foster.
po were (o offer a Prize or
Wear Fanrics. we Know
For weeks past we've
best markets, picking
est offerings in Dress Goods,
cinds of pretty printed Cotton
Grenadines, etc. Now our store is a faithful reflex of the
styles, irodes and kinds of stuffs that are being offered for
sale in the bjggest stores in the
Priestley 's Famous Black Dress Goods.
Court aid' 's Black Crepons.
Plain, Striped, Plaid and Bayadere Sill: Grenadines.
Silken Beauties iu Glace Taffetas, Taffeta Checks,.
Plaids and Stripes.
Paris Pattern Suits.
But the list grows too long. Come to the store, and if
it i 1 . i ii
you ve ordered samples irom
get us to match them, and perhaps save you money besides.
Here are a few items that are in the way. So a
will make short woik of them.
Wool Dress Goods.
Twelve pieces of Light Colored
Dress Goods, carried over from last
season, some of them are all wool,
some are mohairs. Last season they
were good values at 50c and 60c yard.
But we need their room. Hence,
Next Monday, 20c a yard.
Percal Shirt Waists.
Three dozen Ladies' Percal
Shirt Waists. Last season's styles
of large sleeves, sizes 32, 34 and 36.
Lowest price was 50c, and highest
was $1.50 each.
Next Monday, 2ac each.
Fourteen styles 800 yards of
yard wide Percals. Light Colors,
bran new goods. The width and
style would indicate 12c goods.
The quality would be fair at 10c
yard. But next
Jlonday's price, 0 l-2c a yard.
L-B. JE3LJCJ .3L.X1 JCLMm
That New Spring Suit is ready when you get ready, and
its a beauty too. We're not
But here's one item lor next Monday that you ought to
hurry for. You know what a Manhattan Shirt is. They
stand absolutely at the head of shirtdom in this country.
Ten dozen Manhattan Negligee Shirts. Some with at
tached and some with detached cuffs, no collars, all sizes,
and the best $1.50 shirt in the country. We want their
room too, hence, next Monday g 5c each, in -place oj $1.50.
If you see it in our ad.
ElcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
IT COSTS SOMETHING.
Our Millions Would Soon Be Exhausted
In Kvent of War.
If no men were lost, if no ships
were destroyed or even damaged, it
would cost $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 for
ammunition alone to fight a first
class battle with modern arms and
projectiles, and a large part of the
$50,000,000 appropriated yesterday
will go for powder and shot. An
ordinary allowance of ammunition
for one of the big guns costs about
as much as the gun itself, and any
one can realize that we will need
an enormous amount of powde be
fore our navy goes to war, fon it
takes nearly half a ton every time
one of the big thirteen-inch guns is
fired. There were 250 tons of pow
der on the Maine when she went
down, and her magazines were only
half filled. The big battleships and
the first-rate cruisers 6hould never
go into action without a supply Of
from 500 to 800 tons, or say, an aver
age of 700. There are eleven of
these battleships, which together
require 7,700 tons. Then there are
Sixteen second-rate ships, which
ought to have 600 tons each in their
magazines, or a total of 8,000 tons;
forty-two third-rate ships which
should have at least 300 tons each,
or a total of 12,600 tons, and seven
fourth-rate ships which should have
200 tons each, or a total of 1,400 tons.
Without counting the torpedo boats,
it requires about 30,000 tons of pow
der to fill the magazines of our navy
before it would be safe to send the
ships into action.
The seacoast defense, with their
monstrous eight, ten and twelve
inch guns require several times as
much. The . four-inch rapid-fire
rifle requires sixteen pounds of pow
der to carry a projectile weighing
thirty-three pounds four miles. The
five-inch gun requires twenty-five
pounds, the six-inch rifle fifty
pounds, the eight-inch rifle 250
pounds, the ten-inch 500 pounds,
and it costs $1,000 every time one of
the thirteen-inch rifle is fired.
There are four of these guns each on
the battleships Indiana, Iowa,
Massachusetts and Oregon.
A few weeks ago the ordinance de
partment of the army made a con
tract for 5,000 loaded shells at a cost
of $600,000, and within the last few
days contracts for 1,000 more shells
have been made at a cost of $1,250,
000. There are four factories t
whioh these shells are made. A
four-inch shell loaded weighs 75
(lie Prettiest Gainsring of Spring
who would get tfie Prize.
been touring this " mntry's
from here and there, the choic
Silks, Organdies, and scores of
Stuffs, Trimmings, Black Silk
biggest cities in the land:
away, Dring tne samples nere,
Short Lengths of White India
"Mill Ends" they are called,
as every piece of white goods
made must have a short piece cut
from each end that won't do to go
in the full piece. These goods run
from 1 to 9 yards in a piece, and this
is the way they are priced for
India Linons at 5c,
good value at 720.
India Linonsat lHct
good value at 10c.
India Linons at 8jCr
good value at 2c.
India Linons at 12c,
good value at 20c.
India Linons at 172cr
good value at 30c.
hurrying you at all. Just re
pounds; five-inch, 90 pound; elx
inch, 110 pounds; eight-inch, 325
pounds; ten-inch, 525 pounds;
twelve-inch, 900 pounds, and thirteen-inch,
1,100 pounds. Chicago
COLUMBIA ARSENAL, Tenn.,
March 1, 1808. 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
81, 1898, and then opened. U. 8. re
serves right to reject or 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.
Got. Taylor's Withdrawal.
Richmond Times: "Bob" Taylor
is an ideal politician. Clever, bright
and magnetic in his manners, he
makes friends readily, and upon the
hustings he has a few equals in the
south, but his testimony will strike a
chord in the lives of thousands of
good men all over this country who
have found in the chase of politic?
allurement for the moment, but no
satisfying meed for toil of a life
We are obliged to have public men
in our republican form of govern
ment, and some of them are kept iu
the service many years and enjoy
the proud distinction of a people's
confidence and affection, but from
Wolsley to Bob Taylor the record ia
crowded with good men who have
denounced the emptiness of the fleet
lived honors of time and realized
with age that politics demands of a
man sacrifices which few men suc
cessfully make for an extended
Another car load of rough granite
from the celebrated quarries of Bar
re, Vt. With a new steam plant and
Eractical workmen, you can get the
est stock and finish at "The Colum
bia Marble and Granite Works,"
corner 8ixth and Embargo Streets.
Telephone No. 61. tf.
Now is the time to get your sup
ply of election cards. Have them
printed at the Herald's Job Department.