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THE COLUMBIA llEUAn: VIUDAY, MAY G,
Pnbiisned by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County 1"0.
Out of the County 1.26.
Entered at the post-offlce at Columbia.Ten
uesHoe as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
Whes ltcb meets
coint the tuir of war.
Don then will
Davidson County Democrats held
a primary yestsrduy.
All honor to (Commodore Dewey
and his gallint men !
Tins war has tauirht us
geography lesson", anyway.
TnnHoirdof Mayor and Alder
men of Gallatin has adopted the cur
The projectiles from Uncle Sam's
guns usually hit where they are in
Com modokk Okoke Drwev is
nearly fit) years of age, and is a Ver
monter by birth.
"Old Gloky," the "Bonnie Blue
Flntf" and the Cuban colors i a com
bination hard to beat.
Jokiah Patterhox applied for
membership in the Republican
party, and was black-balled.
Capt. Oen. Blanco, as a disciple
of Ananias, is proving himself a
worthy successor of Butcher Weyler.
It is not improbable that Bpain
has headed her fleet for American
waters, but the question is, will it
Billy Mason's voice is still for
war. He hasn't yet recognized the
belligerent rights of
of his anatomy.
Ko.me newspapers persist in call
ing Dewey an "Admiral." He is
only a Commodore now, but a de
served promotion is awaiting him.
Til e last seen of your Unole Josiali
was in the Republican cloak room
of the House of Representatives,
and there the mantle of oblivion fell
Pkesidknt McKinley has ap
pointed Fitzhugh Lee and Joe
Wheeler Brigadier-Qenerals. They
will fight as hard now for the 6tars
and stripes as they once fought
Gkover Cleveland has enlisted
among the patriots. He has forti
fied Buzzard's Bay with trot lines
and fish traps, and with reel in
hand valiantly guards the bay
against the invasion of any Spanish
mackerel that may chance to come
The citizens of Nashville are be
side themselves because the gun
boat Nashville captured the first
prize of the war. Just wait until our
namesake, the Columbia, gets into
the fray and sinks the Spanish navy,
and then we Columbians will have
something to shout about.
Spain is indeed in a deplorable
condition. She is having troubles
without and troubles within. While
the United States and the insurgents
are keeping her busy in Cuba and
the Philippines, there is imminent
danger of an uprising among an in
dignant populace at home.
Ex.-Capt.-Gen. Weyler said
something a short time since about
a triumphant march through the
United States from the Atlantic to
the Pacific. We hope the gentle
man will pass tills way, as we would
like to see what sort of an animal he
The first battle of the Hispano
American war has been fought, and
the result is a glorious and decisive
victory for the American fleet. The
full details of the battle are not yet
obtainable, as all telegraphic com
munication between Manila and the
balance of the world has been sev
ered by the cutting of the cable. All
details so far received, however
and most of them are from Spanish
sources tend to show that the Span
iards sullered terrible losses, both to
life and property, while the damage
done to the Americau fleet was com
paratively very small.
The attack of Commodore Dewey
was a bold and resolute stroke, and
it points out to the world in an un
mistakable manner the result of the
war. More than 6,000 miles from
home, with no port in which to har
bor his vessels, Dewey had but one
thing to do, and that was to fight
and capture a port from the enemy
for a base of supplies. It took a man
with a brave heart to enter the har
bor of Manila over unseen dangers
in the shape of submarine mines,
and sail right up into the mouths of
the enemy's guns. But, with mag
nificent daring, Dewey accomplish
ed the feat, and carried "Old Glory"
DIFVKKKNCE OF TIME.
The mind of the average reader is
more than likely to become con
fused in reference to the difference
of time between two given points on
the earth's surface, especially so
when, for example, it may be Fri
day here when it is Saturday at
some other place.
Time is measured by the motion
of the earth. A day is reprssented
by one rotation of the eartli on its
axis, and, approximately, ;( of these
rotations, or one revolution of the
earth in its orbit around the sun,
mark oil one year.
The circuit of the earth is divided
into 3(10 degrees of longitude, gener
ally computed east and west from
Greenwich, London : thus, 180 de
grees east from Greenwich and 180
degrees west complete the circuit.
Since there are 24 hours in a day, 15
degrees of the earth's surface must
j past directly under the sun in one
hour. Consequently, wnen it is noon
at Greenwich it is 11 o'clock a. m.
at a point 15 degrees west of there,
and 1 p. m. at a point 15 degrees east.
As everyone knows, the earth moves
from west to east, the sun appearing
to move from east to west. To prevent
confusion, it has been agreed that a
"new" day shall begin at inid-night
at a point 180 degrees west from
Geenwich, or when it is noon at that
For example, let us find the time
difference between Manila, in the
Philippines, and Columbia. Manila
is situated 121 degrees east of Green
wich, and Columbia 87 degrees west.
Therefore, the distance between
these two places is 208 degrees.
Since 15 degrees pass under the sun
in one hour, it will take 208 degrees
13 hours and 52 minutes to pass un
der. Consequently, when it is noon
in Columbia on Friday, it is 13 hours
and 52 minutes later in Manila, or 1
hour and 52 minutes past mid-night
(Saturday morning.) When Dewey
opened up his guns on the Spanish
fleet at Manila at 5 o'clock Sunday
morning, it was 3:08 o'clock p.
m., Saturday, in Columbia.
Another evidence of England's
kindly feeling toward the United
States, is the following opinion
given out recently by Lord Wolseley,
General in the British army:
"While England interfered in Crete
on moral grounds, the United States
has botli moral and material justifi
cation for intervention. I believe
the quality of the American army
and navy is so much superior to
Spain's that the Americans will
have no difficulty in defeating
Spain's ships and land forces, which
are their equals or superiors on paper
We all pass through successive ex
periences and cannot possibly iro back
to the time when those experiences
were unmet; the thing that happens
cannot be rendered non-existent. The
whole life of a child and afterwards of
the adult is one of sweeping onward;
away from innocence to knowledge;
away from peacefulness to trouble;
away again perchance from trouble on
ward to quiet of heart: each varied ex
perience however leaving its impress.
There is only one certain and sure rule
to follow make the best of the evil
that befalls; from mistakes learn wis
dom; from righteous deeds gain
gtiength for further doing.
Like man, like nation. The war IS;
and that is an end to all controversy.
Many thousands, like discontented chil
dren would gladly travel backward on
the pathway of Time to the days when
Peace rested in the hamlets of our in
dustrious nation. There may even he
some who regard the show of force as
uncalled for. But there is no way back
to previous conditions. The only way
is onward. Neither is there time nor
place for saying, "I would have pre
ferred this or that." The war being
waged by the Nation that includes all
of us, fighters or friends of fighters,
men of peace or peace at any-price men
all are part of the nation; so that any
thing short of absolute unity of pur
pose is seriously wrong. Party feelings
suppressed, party lines more invisible
than ever; individual prejudices sub
ordinated, individual desires molded in
to one great purpose this is where we
stand to-day. One great duty is before
us; to so vigorously encourage our
government with our hands and our
hearts; to so cheerfully support it with
our taxes direct and indirect that, a war
undertaken without frenzy for glory,
without lust for conquest, shall be
sharp and disastrous to the enemies of
feeble women and children. That done,
we shall again show the world how a
nation that believes in peace, can by
the devious path of war bring peace
lasting and glorious to pass. Our sons
will then take up their home work
again, and move on to the next duty,
lint the war will not have passed with
out leaving an impress on our national
Let us consider one remarkable direc
tion in which this war has served to
show the progress the world is making.
During the days and months and years j
that we have uitteriy lelt tlie wrong
that was being done to our poor neigh
bors, there has never been any serious
intrusion of the religious aspect of the
case, save for one or two sets of resolu
tions by small bodies of men. No ques-
tion has been asked as to the belief o
the poor creatures whose cruel suffer-
ings have forced us into the world's
arena as champions of the defenceless.
It seems as though wo had reached the
common sense attitude of mind when
we believe that a wrong is a wrong, and a
wound is a panireven though indicted on
a man that has no belief at all. It seems
easy to say "What you believe, dear
Buffering one, is nothing to me; what
you need is my summons to your side."
Yet easy though this is for us to say, it
is not so many years ago since the
purse-strings of those who now sub
scribe to Cuban relief funds, or who
surrender the darlings of their fireside
for righteousness' sake would have folt
the kindly effort misplaced, perhaps
wasted because the Cubans are staunch
Catholics. These men, for whom we
pledge our wealth, our lives and our
honor, cling to a faith that as far as
possible unite churcr. and state; they
honor the irgin though why they
should not I cannot see, and they have
a plentiful calendar of saints to appeal
to, lint Americans, what have we
to do with condemning such things,
freed as we are from tyranny and from
supersition? Infinitely less than noth
ing. If we measure a man's need and
our responsibility by the extent to
which he agrees witli us about hazy
m niters in thn spiritual realm, we live
again hack in the centuries when Spain
nourished to the full, centuries of rapine l
and of prejudice wherein we ourselves
had a share. But if, as we have done,
we clear our minds of non-essentials
and linicky d Iterances, when a poor
wretch lies before us imploring bodily
pity, then are we children of the light,
the great clear light that is coming to
men's minds as the world rolls on.
Verbal Creeds are passing; righteous
doing is on the stage of human progress.
BY FKANCIS If. TAIIOK.
There's a flag that is known throu;
Than the conquering eagle of K me
A dominion not severed by mountain
or main ;
But joined in one glorious home.
And the sleepy sun watches it far in
Where winter its silent court holds,
And tlie silver set stars in the south
land shine forth
To lighten its lingering folds.
For our banner may blow in the bitter
Or wanton 'neath tropical sun;
But wherever its quivering shadow is
Tlie speech and the spirit are one.
And the stars and the stripes have been
shredded and shot
On many a terrible field;
But have shown that their colors were
From a nation that knows not to
But though it may toss over conquer
We tight but that battles may cease,
And we reckon our proudest and
Are the holier triumphs of peace.
For our flag is the Hag of the fearless
To the teaching of liberty true:
So we'll honour and cherish where'er
we may be
The glorious red, white and blue.
LATEST WAR NEWS.
ThnrNilny, . in.
Cable communication between
Hong Kong und Manila is still in
terrupted and no dispatch boat from
Commodore Dewey's fleet has yet
readied Birs Bay. While every
thing seems to point to the con
clusion that Commodore Dewey lias
by this time gained possession of
Manila, no direct news to that effect
has been received.
Riots continue in Spain, and the
authorities are restraining the revo
lutionary elements with the greatest
Two ships have been chartered to
take ammunition to Commodore
The British Consul at S antiago de
Cuba is said to have been attacked
by a mob, and to have killed a
Spaniard while defending himself,
after which lie was imprisoned. A
British warship is now there and
two others will reach Santiago in
Tlie Spanish t-ansport Alfonso
XIII. has put into the B irbadoes on
her way to Cuba with 1,100 soldiers,
a large quantity of supplies, and
nearly a half million dollars. Orders
have been given Rear Admiral
Sampson to send a force to the Bar
badoes and take the Alfonso the in
stant it has left tlie three-mile limit.
Young Cubans are enlisting rapid
ly at Key West and at the Junta
rendezvous in New York. By to-day
l,2o) or 1,500 will be under military
instruction at Key West. They will
be armed and equipped by the United
A case of small-pox developed in
the camp of tlie volunteers at Mo
bile. Ala., yesterday. The victim,
Private William Hackford, was re
moved to the county pest-house, and
his company has been taken from
tlie camp and isolated.
OL'T OF THE KaCE.
Taj lor and Bond are no I. (inter Candi
date for (iovprnor.
Judge John B. Bond and Judge
John M. Tavlor, tlie West Tennessee
candidates for the Democratic nom
ination for Governor, have issued
cards announcing their withdrawal
from tlie contest.
The content for the nomination
now lies bntween Mr. MeMilliu and
Gen. A. B. Woodard, of Fayette
ville, if no other candidates appear
in the field, which would hardly
happen at this late day. The ques
tion now is, who will get the West
Tennessee votes. Gen. Woodard
has 101 instructed vots, while Mr.
McMillin has ooS. Hie number re
quired for a nomination is 816.
Uprising in Spain is
KIOTIMJ EXISTS IX MANY TOWNS.
The Queen ltegent anil Cabinet May
Kexlgn The Day of Ket.koniiic Almost
at H:ih1 In Spill n.
Valencia, May 1. The wave of
popular indignation against the
Government continues to rise.
Patriotism alone restrains the
masses from making the advisers of
the Crown and their subordinates
all over the country accountable for
their own and their predecessors'
neglect, incapacity and mismanage
ment of Philippine affairs, but the
dav of reckoniny is onlv nostnoned.
and they say here that when it does
come It will be terrible
For the present all eyes are turned
toward the fleet, which is regarded
as Spain's only hope of salvation.
Every one recognizes that disaster
to tlie squadron now concentrating
would render Spain's position an
impossibility, because tlie starving
out of the Cuban army can only be a
question of time.
Ol'KEN ICKCiEXT MAY KK3IGX.
London, May 6. The Vienna cor
respondent of the Daily Chronicle
says: "The idea of the resignation
of the regency by Queen Maria
Christina is being seriously consid
ered by the members of the impe
rial family of Austria, with a viiw
of averting an anti-dynastic move
ment and saving tlie throne. An
exchange of ideas on the subject is
going on between tlie Queen Regent
and her Austrian family, but its
most influential members are de
CAKIXKT MAY RESIGN.
(irave Kvent I'reilieteil Ity the Carlixt
anil Oilier Oiann.
Madrid, May 4. It is believed
that the resignation of the Cabinet
The Madrid newspapers are very
pessimistic in their comments upon
the situation in the provinces and
tlie debates in the Cortes.
The Carlist organs and the Impar
tial and Liberal predict grave
events. The Cabinet, however, is
disposed to energetically maintain
order and hasten tlie vote on the
financial bills in order to suspend
the Cortes and give the crown and
executive power full freedom of ac
tion. ICIOT4 IX SPAIN.
Madrid, May 4. 10 a. m. Owing
to the threatening attitude of the
population of various towns, the au
thorities have proclaimed martial
law in the Providence of Valencia.
Riots have, occuned at Caceros,
but they are said to have been sup
pressed by the gendarmes.
The miners around uviedo, capi
tal of the province ot that name,
have struck work and disorders are
Reinforcement of troops have
been hurried to Oviedo. A renewal
of the rioting at Gijon, the fortified
seaport of Ovietio, on the JJay ot
Biscay, is feared, and a state of siege
has been declared there. All the
bread at Gijon is baked at the mili
tary depots, as the rioters are threat
ening to pillage the regular bakers.
All the stores are closed ana busi
ness is about suspended.
A dispatch from Talavera de La
Reyna, about thirty-seven miles
from Toledo announces that rioters
there have committed serious disor
ders. They attacked and seized the
railroad station, burned the cars
and then set fire to several private
houses and a cafe. After that the
rioters tried to break into prison and
release the convicts, but were pre
vented by the civil guards. Many
persons were arrested.
The Madrid newspapers are very
pessimistic in their comments upon
the situation in the provinces and
the debates in the Cortes, and it is
believed the resignation of the Cabi
net is imminent.
lkk and wheeler.
Have lleen Appointed ItrlKAilier-
Generalx liy the l'rexldent.
Washington, May 4. Tlie Presi
dent to-day sent to the Senate the
following nominations for Rriga-dier-Ueneral:
Rrig.-Gen. Joseph C. Rreckin
ridire, Inspector-Oenral U. H. A.;
Prig.-Uen. Klwell 8. Otis, U. 8. A.;
lrlg.-Oen. John J Coppinirer, Brig.
Oen. William R. Shatter, Brig.-Gen.
William M. Graham, Bri.-Gen.
James F. Wade, Brig.-Gen. Henry
C. Merriam: Jarno II. Wilson, of
Delaware; Fitzhugh Lee, of Vir
ginia ; Wm. J. Sewell, of New Jer
sey; Joseph Wheeler, of Alabama.
A SPANISH SPY
Captured on Hoard the Auxiliary Cruiser
Philadelphia, May 4. The re
port that a supposed Spanish spy
had been captured aboard the aux
iliary cruiser St. Paul at Cramp's
ship yard last night was confirmed
to-day. 1 lie suspect enlistea some
days ago as an oiler, and almost
from the time of his enlistment was
under suspicion on account of his
Late last night a marine, who was
on watch below decks, near the pow
der magazine, discovered tlie man
actinir in a suspicious way around
the magazine. The marine lost no
ITJcennon, Anderson Poster.
You Can Capture Another Prize
Here Next Monday!
Without wasting much ammunition.
Tapestry Brussels Carpets.
bound to continue skyward. Nevertheless, this lot of car
pets, next Monday, by the yard, 67 I-2C the yard, or madey
lined and laid, at 75c the yard. ( We cannot, however,
send our carpet man very Jar in the country at this price?)
Who Wants to Kuy
a flue Axminster Rug at exact'
ly wholesale price t It's here by ac
cident. The size is 9 by 12 'feet.
The colors are dark green ground,
with small red and gold figures. The
wholesale price at the factory is
125.00. Add $ I .f0 for freight, and you
can have it for $2(1 50 It's a rare
chance for Homebody, as they sell in
cit ten for $35.00 to $40 00.
Another Prize in White P. K.
Not over 350 yards in this lot
though. The quality is such as you
would have to pay 30c a yard for if
there were no blemishes. But the
few imperfections are hard to find.
The fact of their being there though
makes the price on this lot next .non.
day morning 7 1.2c the yard. Xot on
xale until S:J0 o'clock Monday morn
'"! A Score of Imported Dress rat
terns. All but three of them
are bran new this season. Heveral
of them were $15.00, only two or
three were as low as $10 00, all of
them good values at marked prices.
NEXT MONDAY MORNING you
can divide the price of any of them
by 3, a nd take them at ONE-THIRD
of former price.
The $10 00 Patterns will be $3.33
The $12.50 Patterns will be 4.50
The $15 00 Patterns will be 5.00
Just divide the price by 3.
A difference ot 50c in the price of a suit of clothes may
mean the difference between a good suit and a worthless
one. We're mighty particular about the way we have our
clothes made up. First the quality, make up, fit, etc., and
then the price must be right.
Manhattan Shirts. A few
Negligee Shirts. Sizes 14 to
If you see it in our ad.
filcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
time in bringing the man to ground,
and a short and severe fight fol
lowed. TIIK CABLE CUT.
Full It ft nil of Dewey ' Victory Not Yet
London', May 3. Inquiries made
at the oillce of the Eastern Telegraph
company show it to have been im
possible for any word to have come
from Manila since 10 o'clock yester
day morning (London time) when
the cable was cut.
The officials of the company say,
that according to their tests from
Hong Kong, the cable was cut fifty
miles from Manila. They think a
week, or even a fortnight, may
elapse before it can be repaired, as
there are no facilities there to repair
the cable, and in any event, it will
beadimcult task to pick up the cable
in deep water.
The "Mitchell" is lnide of better
material and will out-wear any wag
on on the market. See
tf Satterkield & Dodsox.
Thousands of suffered frfim grippe
have been rest-.rcd to health by One
Minute Couuh Cure. It quickly cures
coughs, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia,
prippe, asthma, and all throat and lung
diseases. A. 1!. Hains. ly
This world Is not a very fine place for
a Kood many of the eoplu in it. But I've
lmulo up my mind it shan't be the
worse for me if I can help it. They tell
me I can't niter the world that there
must be a certain number of sneaks and
rublKTs in it, and if I don't lie and filch
somebody else will. Veil, then, somebody
el.so shall, for I won't Felix llolt
In 184? the city of Carlsrube had a
thwitur fire by which 63 lives were lost.
This led to the formation In the neighbor
ing town of Durlochs of the first volun
teer Cro company in Germany.
The iravat-wiiH originally a large shawl
worn around the mrk, not for show, but
Pir cuiiitort, by tuition of eastern Europe
cull id CravutuD or (.'rout.
Six styles, more than 300 yards of
the best 90c and $1.00 qualities of
Tapestry Brussels Carpets, to be or
dered out at a price that bears no
relation to their quality. There's
nothing on earth the matter with
them. The colors are medium dark,
the styles are good. But we' ve just
a few more Taps than we think we
ought to have at this season of
the year, though well-informed
people tell us that carpet prices are
Three Lots of Ladies' Muslin
Underwear to be Closed.
Corset Covers. No. 720, of good qual
ity Cambric. Low Neck. Plain, no
trimming. MONDAY, 10c EACH.
Only three pieces to a buyer.
Ladies' Umbrella Skirts, of
good muslin, cambric ruffle, trimmed
with imitation Torchon Lace. Ex
tra ruffle for foot-piece. All sizes.
MONDAY, 55o EACH, in place of
75c. Only three pieces to a buyer.
of good Muslin, square neck,
trimmed with imitation Torchon.
MONDAY, 22c EACH. Only three
pieces to a buyer.
more of the Manhattan $2.00
16. Nov $.;.
Ben Davis, of Pulaski, was run
over and killed by a freight train at
One of the most destructive fires
in the history of the town occurred at
Lexington last Monday morning. A
number of business houses and!
offices were destroyed, the loss
amounting to about $50,000, with
Columbia :-: AthenaBum,
Boarding and Day School for Cirls.
Instruction in Primary, High School and
full Colli'K work, wlta xpeclal advantage
In Music, Art, Elocution, Hhort hand and
Sprlnit enxioii began January 17, 1898.
For catalogues or further information
address. ROBERT D. SMITH,
JanH flm President.
RAILROAD TIME TAliLE.
Louiivill and Nashville Division.
No. S leaves 6:84 p. m.
No. i leaves 6:82 a. m.
No. 8 (Accommodation) leaves... 4-M p. m.
No. 6 " " leaves... 6:U0 a. m.
No. 8 (fast line) leaves 10:40 a. m.
No. 1 (fast line) leaves S:65 a. m.
No. 7 (Gallatin and Decatur Ao-
conunodation) leaves... 8:20 a. ro.
so. 6 (Pulaski Acco'nl leaves.... 7:uo p. m.
Nanhvllle and Florence Division.
No. SI Accommodation, leaves... 10 :R0 a. m.
No 2S Florence Accommodation,
betw'n TuHcumhiaand Co
lumbia, arrives 5:Ufi p, xa
Nashvllli, Chattanooga A St. Louis Kil-road-
Dock River Valley Division.
No. 1 leaves 9:80 a. m.
No. 1 leavei 7:00 p. m,
No. 1 arrives 8:00 p.m.
No. i arrives m.
Close connection is made with through
trains on the Louisville and Nashville ana
Ureat Soutbaro Kaiiroid.