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THE COLUMBIA ILEKALD: FRIDAY, MAHCII 25, 1S98.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County $1.00.
Oat of the County 1.25.
Bntered at the post-ofllce at Columbia, Ten
nessee as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
THE WAR SITUATION.
The Courier-Journal sums up the
war situation as follows: "While
nothing of genuine importance has
developed in the Cuban situation,
matters seem to be swiftly approach
ing a crisis. A cabinet meeting was
held, at which it is stated that an
agreement was reached on two im
portant points first, to push the
preparations for war with all possi
ble vigor ; second, to lay the report
of the Board of Inquiry before Con
gress as quickly as possible. It is
doubtful that this can be done be
fore Monday, though the report may
reach Washington Thursday night.
The feeling for Cuban intervention
is said to be growing strongly.
"It is understood that the Ad
miuistration has determined to feed
the starving Cubans. An appropria
tion of $250,000 for relief will be
asked of Congress, and whether the
Spanish authorities object or not
the aid will be sent them. This is
to be intervention solely in the
cause of humanity, and will mean
war if Spain undertakes to resist.
It is believed now that very little
consideration will be given the case
of the Maine, as the report will not
fasten any complicity upon Spain,
though the explosion was from the
outside. Jso indemnity will be
asked. The President is expected
to send in a message to Congress by
Monday, though some look for it to
day. It is feared that the House
may possibly recognize the inde
pendence of Cuba before the Presi
dent is ready. He is reported to
have asked Secretaries Alger and
Long yesterday when their depart
ments could be put upon a war foot
"The chairman of the House Com
mittee on Militia wants the State
Guards called upon for duty if war
should come. He wants action up
on his bill appropriating a million
dollars for the citizen soldiery.
"The eight single turret monitors
used in the civil war are to be put in
shape for coast defense work at
once. They are in good condition
and carry flfteen-inch guns. Sev
eral steel tugs have been secured by
the Auxiliary Cruiser Board. The
Chilian battleship O'Higgins can
not be bought. Commander Sohley
may relieve Admiral Sicard, who is
111. The double turreted monitors
Pnrltan and Terror are to re-enforce
the squadron at Key West. Ten sea
going revenue cutters will be given
over to the navy and will join the
Key West squadron after receiving
additional guns. Extensive con
tracts for war munitions have been
let and bids received for strengthen
ing the positions at Key West and
"The conviction seems to be grow
ing In Washington that the report
of the Board of Inquiry will not be
able to fix the responsibility for the
explosion. Should this be so it is
said the case will be unique.
"The Army Keorganization Bill
was reported to the House yester
day. A provision giving the Presi
dent authority to increase the forces
without consulting was gravely de
bated, but finally dropped."
The newspapers of the state, with
nearly one accord, are urging
"business administration" for Ten
nessee; but urging, without organi
zation und effort, does not accom
plish much. The same private, per
sonal, political influences are at
work as of yore, and the coming
legislature, it seems, will have its
quota of incompetents equal to its
predecessors. Nashville is devoting
a great deal of talk to an Industrial
Convention. An Incorruptible, in
telligent, business legislature would
be the best Industrial Convention
Tennessee could have.
To-night the Board of Mayor and
Aldermen will decide the fate of the
ten o'clock law, and also the fate of
City Marshal John Latta. If they
wish to get rid of the best law on
their book, they should pass on its
third reading the ordinance before
them ; and if they wish to get rid of
the best officer on their force, they
should sustain the impeachment
charges trumped up against Mr.
Latta. And judging their future by
their past, this is what they want
and what they will do.
The name of Emerson Etheridge
carries one back to the old Whig
times. But the Colonel is still at
the pie counter. He is now asking
the President to make him surveyer
of the port for Memphis.
The Herald is not particularly
fond of quoting from Sam Jones;
but when Sam is on his good be
havior he sometimes says some
thing that is well worth remember-
ng. In Memphis this week he gave
expression to the following, which
we commend to the parents who
may read it, for their thoughtful con-
ideration. To-wit: "The good
people of any community are re
sponsible for the badness of the bad.
The better sentiment of every com
munity, is dormant, but when it's
once aroused a Missouri cyclone is
nowhere. While the better element
are making money and laying it
away for their children, the worse
element are preparing to adminis
ter on the estate as soon as tiie old
man dies. I had rather leave a
good boy in a good community with
out a dollar, than a bad boy in a bad
community with a million dollars."
One reason and perhaps the
strongest one why Tennessee can't
have a business administration, is
that it is next to impossible to in
duce business men to become candi
dates for the legislature. Men of
high position in the business or in
tellectual world see neither honor,
profit nor pleasure in being a mem
ber of the Tennessee legislature, and
that is why poor old Tennessee is
one of the worst, if not the worst,
governed state In the Union.
The Court of Claims at Washing
ton last Monday rendered judgment
against the United States Govern
ment, and in favor of the Presbyte
rian Church at Mufreesboro, in the
sum of $5,500 Congress should now
do the proper thing by making the
Consul Andrew J. Patterson,
who has represented the United
States Government at Georgetown,
British Guiana, for the past four
years, has been recalled. Mr. Pat
terson is a grandson of ex-President
Johnson, and son of ex-Senator
Lagrange, a Ketucky town o
1,100 population, has made no tax
levy for the present year, the reason
being that there is enough money on
hand. Lucky Lagrange!
Columbia should not forget that
it is considered very bad form now
to wear new clothes on Easter Sun
day. What used to be the fashion
is now considered shoddy.
The Knoxville Sentinel asks
v nai win me two new warsnips
be named?" What's the matter
with naming one of them "Theta?'
Perry County held a Demo
cratic primary last Friday.
Another car load of rough granite
irom tne ceieoratea 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
reiepnone jno. oi. tf,
DAN HARRIS HANGED.
The Drop Fell at 10 O'clock Wrilneg
day, and His Neck Wait Broken.
. , . - .
xnashville, luurcn 2.1. A. gamer
man never ascended a scaffold than
T-V .... W T 1 1
uau narris, colored, wno was
hanged in the jail yard to-day for
tne murder 01 Lizzie Edmondson
his mistress, about two years aeo
His exhibition of nerve was remark
able and he met his fate with the
coolness and courage that very
mucn impressed tno?e who wit
nessed the execution.
The drop fell exactly at 10 o'clock
and the body was cut down fourteen
minutes later, narris uecK was
broken by the drop of six feet four
inches and he died without the
twitch of a muscle.
The death sentence of Fred Moore
who was also to have been hanged
to-uay, was commuted to lite im
prisoninent the first of the week.
Farmers buy the "Monitor," be
cause its the best cultivator on the
tf Satterfield & Dodson
Dyersburg had another bad fire
last Saturday. The building occu
1 11 T 1 I A
pieu uy warner tiros. s uo., was
burned, with its contents. Loss
about 11,000, with 8,000 insurance
G. H. Butler, a farmer living on
the Mitchell farm near Aspen Hill
seven miles south of Pulaski, fell
dead Monday afternoon whiie plow
ing. He had not been unwell pre
viously, though not feeling as brisk
An election will be held in Union
City on the 5th of April to ascertain
the sentiment of the people on a
proposition to issue $5,000 in bonds
or so much thereof as may be nec
essary, the proceeds of which will
be used for the purpose of buying
and laying out a city cemetery.
Notice to Creditors of Second National
I am now ready to pay a dividend
of ten per cent, to the creditors of
the Second National Bank. Bring
your Receiver's certificate with you.
John T. Williamson, Receiver.
Mrs. H. F. Fariss has sold out her
millinery establishment, in the rear
part of the Maury Dry Goods Com
pany's store, to Miss Beatrice Ker
wlck, of St. Louis. Miss Kerwick
will continue the business in the
same place. See notice elsewhere.
The Starving Cubans Must
Whether Spain Objects or Not
If by Peaceful Means,
Well and Good.
If This Is Not Possible, Then War-
ships Will Carry Relief to the
President McKlnley Makes a Formal
Kequent of Secretaries Alger and
Long, to Know When They
Can Have Things In
Shape for War.
Washington, March 22. An
agreement on two important points
was reached in the uablnet meeting
to-day, first to continue with untir
ing effort the most active prepara
tions for war, and second to lay the
report or the Maine inquiry before
Congress at the earliest possible mo
ment consistent with its proper ex
amination. The peace element in the Cabinet
has been trampled under foot In the
march of events which is fast cul
minating for the independence of
The papers transmitted by Ad
miral Sicard can not reach Wash
ington earlier than late on Thursday
night. On Friday the Cabinet wiil
again be in session, when the find
ings of naval experts in regard to
the explosion will be considered. It
may be Saturday before a copy of
the verdict is furnished to Spain,
and Monday before it reaches Con
The situation has gone beyond
autonomy and compromise. How
long before action will be taken by
the President can not positively be
stated. It is the judgment of lead
ing Senators and Representatives
who have talked with President Mc
Kindley that next week the policy
of the Administration will be an
nounced. The Maine incident will
not be permitted to confuse the
chief issue, which is the liberation
of Cuba from Spanish rule. In no
other way can the starving of the
reconcentrados be brought to an end
or succor be granted, especially to
the suffering non-combatants in the
interior of the island.
Speaker Reed's declaration that if
anything is to be done it would bet
tr be done quickly finds a re
sponsive echo among Republicans
and Democrats. It is asserted by
some that there has been too much
delay in reaching conclusions, and
that the postponement of the day of
reckoning will only make the con
quest of Spain the harder. It is
agreed that in the frightful con
ditions prevailing in Cuba, where
women and children are hourly
dying by the score, it -" mis almost
criminal not to call a halt at once.
Other Nations Will Help.
It is rumored that Great Britain's
recognition will follow that of the
United States, and that the South
American Republics will join in the
Cuban movement. However this
may hp, President McKinley is pre
pared to act alone.
It 10 LI E V FOR CUBANS.
Will 15e Sent, Whether or Not Objection
Is Made by Spain.
Washington, D. C, March 23.
.The Administration has fully deter
mined upon the policy to pursue in
regard to Cuban affairs. After ex
tended conferences at the White
House with the leaders of both po
litical parties it has been agreed to
feed the starving Cubans, "peacea
bly if we can, forcibly if we must."
An appropriation will immediate
ly be made available by Congress to
purchase food, which Is to be sent to
Cuba by merchant vessels if Spain
will permit, otherwise by United
States warships. The moaning of
this Is intervention solely in the
cause of humanity, with the expec
tation that the great foreign Powers
will see it in the right light, and
therefore have no quarrel with the
United States. This policy will also
force upon Spain the responsibility
of declaring war, should war come.
It is not believed here that Spain
will submit to our interference in
her internal affairs, but contend
that this country "should attend to
its own business."
If Spain takes this position, of
which there is hardly a doubt, there
will be trouble, and therefore the be
lief Is general here that the crisis
has been reached, and that a calsh
with Spain is almost certain, und
that, too, within a short time.
l'KKSIDKNT M VK1 S KKOIEST
Of Alger and Long to Know When They
Can He Heady for War.
New York, March 23. A special
from Washington says:
"President McKinley to-day made
a formal request upon Secretaries
Alger and Long for a statement of
the quickest possible time in which
they can get ready for war. This is
the most important action taken by
the Administration since the Cuban
situation began to develop into a
crisis. It shows that the relations
between Spain and the United
States, already strained, have be
come so attenuated as to warrant
the President in regarding them
close to the point.
"The Secretaries of War and the
Navy were brave and prompt, but
they do not promise a culmination
as soon as has been expected. Not
withstanding all the work of pre-
paration in the past two months,
there remains much to do. ihe
army is perhaps further advanced
for active hostilities than the navy,
but this only because less is expec
ted of the army in defense of the na
tion. The main fight will have to
be made by the navy againstSpain's
fleets and in patroling the vast At
lantic oast of the United States.
In driving Spain from Cub:i the
navy will be fully occupied; against
sudden outbreak the military arm
of the Government is fairly well
fortified, but for attack and defense
and for the conduct of war in its
magnitude, all preparations can be
carried on with advantage for a
month. It is not believed that the
Executive will wait so long. The
temper of Congress and the Ameri
can people may not tolerate seem
ing procrastination, and yet there
is absolute confidence in the judg
ment of the President of the United
States. If he commands it the loyal
support of the country must be
yielded to him without reservation
in the execution of his plans.
"The appeal of the Cuban patriots
for help in their prolonged struggle
has awakened a responsive chord in
the breast of American freemen.
The sympathy of the United States
has gone out toward their unfortu
nate neighbors. The Cubans, weak
in their number, but strong in brave
aspirations, have commanded an in
terest not exceeded and perhaps
never equaled by any of the colonies
which have broken from Spanish
President's Firm Stand.
Washington, March 23. Events
are moving forward with the
solemnity and fatality of the Greek
Nothing stands in the way now of
Cuban Independence save the crip
pled monarchy of Spain. The Pres
ident has taken Congress into his
confidence and has given Its leaders
warning that he has determined to
intervene, by force if necessary, to
end the war in Cuba, and give in
dependence to the insurgents.
lilK Battleships Launched.
The two United States battleships,
Kentucky and Kearsarge, were
launched at Newport News yes
If you want the most stylish buggy,
we have it, ruhoer tire if you say so
See Satterfield & Dodson.
A PEiTLIAR CASE.
Strange Matrimonial Mistake Made
Mt. Olivet, March 21. Thomas
Woodward, son of W. J. Woodward,
a prominent business man of this
place, has brought suit in the Cir
cuit Court for divorce from his wife,
Mollie Woodward, on the ground of
desertion. The story of his mar
riage is decidedly out of the or
dinary. Home years ago Mr. -Woodward
fell in love with the pretty daughter
of a prosperous farmer of this coun
ty. His suit was boked upon with
disfavor by the father of the girl.
So they made arrangements to elope
under cover of a dark night to
Carlisle and get married. The plan
succeeded beyond his most sanguine
expectations. Tom, who is a whole
souled good fellow, and withal very
near-sighted, found after being
joined in the holy bonds of wedlock,
th.it he had married a sister of his
fiancee. It seems that his girl had
changed her mind at the last mo
ment a nd persuaded a younger sister
to take her place.
The young husband, after dis
covering the mistake, kindly in
formed his newly-wedded wife that
the arrangement was perfectly sat
isfactory. lVheat Wauled!
We buy wheat every day in the
year; always in the market with top
prices and will buy any quantity,
large or small. Don't sell until you
get our offers; we may put money in
your pockets. Citizens' 'phone 60,
Columbia Mill& Elevator Co.
Mark Ilanna has made vigorous pro
test against any action of this govern
ment that miulit precipitate war with
Spain, but the past few days lie is al
leged to bo displaying a patriotism for
eign to his well-known character. A
search for the cause of his sudden ac
quiescence in the government's war
like policy has resulted in the dis
covery that his Cleveland linn has re
ceived an order from the government
for 2"0,000 tons of coal for shipment to
Key West, the price paid being more
than $1 a ton in excess of what a simi
lar grade of coal could have been bought
for in Alabama, leaving out of consid
eration the additional cost for trans
portation from Ohio. Yet some people
insist that Mark has no exceptional in
fluence with the administration. J ac k
Itching, scnly, bleeding palms, shapelcus nails,
and painful linger ends, pimples, blackheads,
oily, mothy skin, dry, thin, and fulling hair, itch
ln, scaly scalps, all yield quickly to warm baths
tfith CunctiRA Soap, and gentle anointings
with Ccticbea (ointment;, the great skin cure.
1 nld itirooihoot th w-irld. Potto Dir. m Cm.
Con., Sole Prop... Boston.
05 " How u Produw Soft, Whit, Hndi," Am
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Com'khia Hkkald Company will be
held at the otllce of theenmpanv, in Colum
bia, on Saturday, April it, isn. at 10 o'clock,
a. 111., for the purpose of electing a Board of
Directors for the ensuing venr, and for the
transaction of any other business that niiiv
marls H F. D. Lander, Manager.
HcIennon, Anderson Fasten.
Its Reception Day every day here now.
The New Siks tell a tale of hunting and searching
and gathering from the cream of the greatest whole
sale silk stocks in America. Nowhere else in this
section will you find Pretty Spring- Silks in such a great
variety. And its not only the silks, but from front to rea
the store is fairly a-bloom with newness.
Stop Among the Wool Dress Goods. There are the
pretty Paris Pattern Suits, only one of the kind, which in
sures you against seeing yourself in your neighbor's dress
Then the beautiful new suitings at 50c a yard, that could
worthily wear a 75c price tag. And for those who care to
wear BLACK, whether from choice, from habit, or from
sorrow, the range of choice in weaves is wide. And if you
would get ready for Easter, there's no time like now for
Here's a half-a- lirYT
dozen items for jiCAl
White Corded P. K. bids
fair to be one of the most popular
fabrics worn tbis season, for Dresses,
Sbirt Waists, Coats, etc. We own
20 pieces 10C0 yards of one lot of
white P. K., and there's a long story
back of this purchase, but you've no
interest in the story. You have been
paying and will continue to pay 20c
a yard, and more for no better quali
ty. This lot goes on sale Next
Monday Morning at 8:30
o'cock, at 12 l-2c the yard.
Jiemembcr please, the lot contains
only 1000 yards and will not he placed
on sale until 8:30 o'clock Monday
Black Dress Goods. Ten
pieces of Black Dress Goods, in bro
caded mohair figures, plain serges
and plain cheviot, 60c and 75c the
yard is the way the price tags are
marked at present. Next Mon
day, choose at 45c the yd.
The balance of the Ten Dozen Manhattan Negligee
Shirts, regularly $1.50. Next Monday, 95c each.
Your New Spring Suit is ready when you are.
Thirty-two Pairs Boys' Tan Shoes. Sizes 13, 13, 1, ir
2 2h 3 Shi 4 42 and 5- More of the small sizes than the
larger. Nearly all of them are $2.00 shoes. As the toes
are narrow, we say, Next Monday, 90c a fair.
If you see it in our ad. it's so. n
lilcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The following pupils led their re
spective grades for the March school
month: First grade, Carrie Gant;
second grade, Will Hart; third grade,
Linda Pinkleton j fourth grade, Fannie
Nicks; fifth grade, Hello Allen; sixth
grade, Louie Hayes; seventh grade,
Clara Lamar; eighth grade, Kate Scott;
junior class, May Willie Frierson ;
middle class, Will Wood; senior class,
Addie Sims Bennett.
The recent debate conducted by the
High Schoolboys on the subject, "He
solved that the United States should
have a standing army in keeping with
her rank as a nation," was indeed a
worthy effort. The boys reflected
credit on themselves and on the school.
The question was decided in favor of
The pupils of Mrs. McLemore's spell
ing class hid an interesting match re
cently. Johnnie Banghn was the suc
The fifth grade have been studying
the life of Washington, and some in
teresting compositions were the result;
mo6t of them ending thus: "George
Washington never told a lie."
The teachers meetings still grow in
interest. At this week's meeting Miss
Maud Williamson read a compiehen
sive paper on the French and Indian
War, which was followed by an in
teresting discussion. At tiie next
meeting the study of United States
history will be continued, the Revolu
tionary Period being the subject
The third quarterly examination is
now close at hand, and the pupils are
busy reviewing for it.
Miss Friel has been telling the story
of Hiawatha to the primary grades re
cently, and much enthusiam is evinced
by the study of Indian life, habits, and
The physiology classes have been
making a study of the skull for some
time past, and some of the girls grew
so interested that the skull was pre
sented with a necktie.
Will Wood deserves special compli
ment for his efllciency as Librarian.
The number of books drawn hy pupils
each week is very large, and Will keeps
the record in a very business-like man
ner. Nolan Gartner paid a pleasant visit to
friends in Nashville last week.
Mrs. John N. Gant, Mrs. K. E.Nichols
and Mrs. Mort Hodge were recent vis
istors in the primary department.
The barefoot boy is with us again,
and in this beautiful spring season the
teachers' desk is frequently decorated
with lovely flowers.
Don't wait till the rush is on, buy
now before harvest prices right.
Bee Satterfield & Dodsox. tf
Garwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains.
that should cause
wide spread interest.
Fancy Ribbons. A handful
of Fancy Ribbons, for Scarfs, Bash
es, etc., about twenty styles, mostly
striped taffetas. From 35c, 45c and
50c yard. Next Monday, 19c
An odd lot of Dollar Cor
sets. Maybe three dozen, and such
makes as F. P., Bortree's Duplex,
8. C, American Lady, etc. Sizes 18,
19,21,23,24, 25, 20, 27 and 28. For
quick sale, Next Monday. 40o
Babies' Shoes. Another odd
lot. Small sizes only, 1 to 8. They
have been 75c, 85c and $1.00 pair.
Next Monday 25c a pair.
More short lengths in India
Liuons, next Monday at o &
yard, worth 8c; at 7c yard, worth
10c; at 8Kc yard, worth 12c; at 10c
yard, worth 15c.
RAILROAD TIME TAltLE.
Louisville and Nashville Division.
No. 3 leaves 5:87 p. m.
No. 4 leaves 6:82 a. m.
No. 8 (Accommodation) leaves... 4:45 p. m.
No. fl " " leaves... 8:80 a. m.
No. 8 (fast line) leaves 10:40 a. m.
No. 1 (fast line) leaves 2:66 a. m.
No. 7 (Gallatin and Decatur Ac
commodation) leaves... 6:20 a. in.
No. 5 (Pulaski Acco'n) leaves.... 7:00 a. m.
Nashville and Florence Dlvlnlon.
No. 21 Accommodation, leaves... 10:80 a. m.
No 22 Florence Accommodation,
wiw n l uscuniuiaana Co
lumbia, arrives 6:86 p. m'
Nashvlll4, Chattanooga & St. Loula Rati
No. 1 leaves '. ... :so a. m.
No. 2 leovet 7:00 p. m,
No. 1 arrlven g:00 o. m.
v A am
No. 2 arrives-... 8:2o a. m.
IjlOHft nnnfinflon la maiiA ifu i w
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ITHmfl nn t ha T .sin 4a villa AnH Vr 1 m- -
Great Southern Railroad.
Thrown from the Unartry.
While Mr. MnntA Variaa Dnrl
Irene Kinnax were out driving on
ine uew vv uuamsport pike last Hun
day afternoon, their horse became
frightened at soma n
side of the road, and ran away.
. a uuKKy uucup.ea Dy Messrs.
George and W. H. McFall. This
frightened their horse all the more
and he commenced kicking vigor
ously, throwing Miss Klppax from,
the buggy and badly but not dan
gerously hurting her. Mr. Paris
was also sliphtly hurt, and both ve
hicles were badly damaged.
Two good second-hand, two-hors
planters for sale cheap. See
tf Satterfield & Dodson.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS,
Colonel Dawson to Tarthenl Dawson
lot in lath dist., $2f. '
choate t Wash Gummar, lot In.
B. H. Dixon to J. E. McAfee, 230 acre
In dist., $2,2)0.
11. A. Vobb et al., to Henrv Houirhton
lot in 13th dist., 10. 7 "oucllton
Kin Cherry to D. T. Cherry, lot in Co
lumbia, partition deed.
B. F. .Smith to Jerome J. Smith, G0
acres in Mh dist, gift.
ik .Ki.rK-t0 - Kirk 4 cre9 ,n
loth dist, $li.
J no. A. White to Wm. M. White, int.,
in land in dist., f m.
M. T. Stratton et al., to V. D. Camer
on et al , lot in Columbia, $135.