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THE COLUMBIA IIKItAi,n: F1HDAY, MAY 20,
Publisned by the Ilerald Publishing Co.
In the County l-0.
Out of the County
Bute red at the pout-office at Columbia, Ten
nessee as second-class mail matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
Thk war. it Is estimated, is cost
ing the Government about $1 000.000
. . .
Ik number were the only thing
necessary, General Cigarette and
hi army could drive the Spaniards
from Cuba with the greatest ease.
- - -
Thk world has been made poorer
by the death of William Ewart
Gladstone, and England ha9 lost
her greatest statesman.
A Hni'THBRXKB was first in this
war to give his life for the United
HtateB flak'. Ensign Worth B gley,
nf North Carolina, was the son of
an old Confederate soldier.
In the war revenue bill now be
fore Congress the Senate reduced
the House tax on beer, which was
none too high as it was, and bo far
no tax whatever has been placed on
whiskey. The brewery and distil
lery lobbyists don't get paid for do
Secretary Long has very prud
ently ordered that no more import
ant news concerning the movements
of our fleets shall be given out at the
Navy Depaitnient. This should
have been done at the out set. Some
of the "yellow journals" would
rather see our navy sunk than to
miss making a "'scoop" on a rival.
Chick am auga Park, left vacant by
the deoartureof the regulars, is now
rapidly tilling up witti volunteers.
From all parts of the country the
volunteers are now pouring into
the park in train loads, and the work
of getting them camped and proper
ly accommodated is on immense
To-morrow the Democratic pri
mary for the selection of delegates
to the Judicial Convention, which
meets in Pulaski June 1, will be
held in this Judicial district. Mr.
Sam Holding has been regularly
chosen by the Democracy of Maury
County as their choice for the nom
ination, and it behooves every Dem
ocrat in the county to see that each
district selects delegates who will
vote for him in the convention. The
bar of Columbia has unanimously
endorsed Mr. Holding as being emi
nently qualified to fill the position
of Judge, and, if elected, he will re
fleet credit upon both himself and
his county. Besides, Maury is just
ly entitled to this oflice, as she at
present has none of the district
offices. There is not the least doubt
that this county will send
unanimous Holdinir delegation to
the convention, but, to make assur
ance doubly sure, let every Demo
crat turn out and vote to that end.
Champ Clark, the brilliant Mis
souri Congressman, in one of his
bright and entertaining letters to
the precs, writes thus of the Patter-
son-Carmack contest in the House of
Josiah's adversity had Ha sweet uses
it was the cause of two new members
demonstrating extraordinary capacity
and making for themselves enviable
positions in the House Stephen Brun
ei id ge, Jr., of Arkansas, and Edward W.
Carmack of Tennessee the latter be
ing the man whose seat Josiah was
longmg for. Private John Allen of
Mississippi also made a great speech
and roasted Josiah to the queen's taste,
but as John is a national character and
is in the habit of making great speech
es, I will not write further of him at this
time. Of the others I will speak. They
are worthy of note. My readers will
hear of them many times, t am sure, in
the days to come. If they live up to
the golden promise of their congres
sional youth they will become com
manding figures in the House. In this
case Josiah brought on the engagement
and Brundidge chopped him into mince
meat with his logic, thereby fixing his
own status securely among the strong
men of the House, while Carmnck de
livered an oration so splendid in its dic
tion that it charmed his hearers, vary
ing from gay to severe, from the beauti
ful to the caustic, from honey to gall,
from the airy to the pathetic, with such
suddenness and such skill that his audi
ence were laughing, applauding, weep
ing and laughing again before their
tears were dry. I believe it was Dan
ton who had for his motto "L'audace,
l'audace, toujours l'audace." It ap
peared to me while he was speaking
that Carmack had adopted that motto
as his own, for truly it was a most au
dacious speech. Many thought ho was
spoiling his case by his daring perform
ance. I confess I thought the Republi
cans would bounce him for defying
them and skinning Josiah, but I so ad
mired him that when he had concluded
nd before the vote was taken I said to
De Graffenrled of Texas, "If I were
Carmack, I would rather have made
that speech and be bounced than not to
have made the speech and serve out the
term," and that is Jmy solemn convic
WAll kevenie hill.
Congress now has under considera
tion the parage of a bill providing
for revenue for war purposes. The
bill has been passed by the House,
and the Senate Committee on
Finance, after a two weeks' sitting,
reported it to the Senate hist Thurs-1
day. All the provisions in the
House bill for the issuance of bonds
and certificates of indebtedness were
stricken out by the majority report,
but the Republicans made a mi
nority report recommending the re
tention of the bond feature and also
the provision for time certificates.
An amendment was inserted at the
instance of the Democrat", author
izing the issuance of $150,000,000
Kreenbacks and the coinage of teig
niorago. Two or three weeks, it is
thought, will be taken up by the
Senate in considering the bill, the
bond feature causing the great
est amount of debato.
A resume of some of the main
features of the bill in its present
status would be interesting, inas
much as nearly every person in the
Union will be more or less affected
by it3 passage.
The tax affecting corporations pro
vides that ''every person, firm or cor
poration owning or possessing or
having the care or management of
any railroad, street railroad, sleep
ing car, canal, steamboat, ship,
barge, canal boat or other vessel, or
any 6tage coach or other vehicle,
except hacks or carriages not run
ning on continuous routes, engaged
or employed in the business of
transporting passengers or freight,
for hire or in transporting the mails
of the United States, shall be subject
to and pay a special annual tux
equivalent to one-fourth of 1 per
centum of the gross receipts from
passengers, mails," etc.
A like tax of one-quarter of 1 per
cent, of the gross receipts is imposed
on any person, firm, company or
corporation carrying on or doing an
express business ; also on any per
son, etc., "owning or possessing or
having the care or management of
any telegraphic or telephone line."
Then follows the provision for a tax
on corporations, giving a list of ex
emptions of fraternal, benevolent,
educational and municipal corpora
Another paragraph in this portion
of the bill imposes an excise
tax on banks as follows: "Every
person, bank, association or com
pany engaged in the business of
banking shall pay a special excise
tax, which shall be equal to on
forty-eighth of one per centum each
mouthly upon the average amount
of the deposits of money subject to
payment by check or order." A
license is also imposed on bankers,
etc., as follows: On bankers em
ploying a capital of $50,000 or less,
$100 for each license and $2 for each
additional $1,000 of additional cap
ital, saving banks exempted; bro
kers, $50; pawnbrokers, $20; com
mercial brokers, $20; custom house
brokers, $10; foreign insurance
agents, $50; proprietors of theaters,
museums, concert halls, circuses,
The tax on manufactured tobacco,
snutT, etc., is 16 cents per pound; on
cigars weighing more than 300
pounds per thousand, $.'1.50 per thous
and, and small cigars $1; on cigar
etts, $1 50 per thousand. Licenses
are also imposed on tobacco dealers.
All bank checks, drafts, etc., for
any amount, are made subject to the
stamp of 2 cents. A uniform rate of
one cent is required on all bills of
lading, manifests, receipts, etc., for
packages issued by railroad, steam
boat, express companies, etc. A tax
of 1 cent is also imposed upon con
versations over telephone lines
where the charge exceeds 15 cents.
The rate on indemnifying bonds is
50 cents. The provision for taxing
deeds of conveyance is 50 cent"
where the consideration i below
$500 and adding 50 cents for each ad
ditional $500. A uniform rate of 1
cent is made on telegraphic dis
patches, the ofllcial dispatches of
telegraph and railroad companies
and official government dispatches
being the only exemptions.
The rate on ordinary life insurance
policies is 1 cent on the $100. In
Are insurance the rate is fixed at
one-half of 1 cent of each dollar of
the premium, and the same rate is
made on the premiums of casualty,
fidelity and guarantee companies.
The tax on mortgages of less than
$1,500 in amount is fixed at 25 cents
and a like sum added for each ad
Trade marks, relating largely to
druggists' proprietary articles, are
The tax on legacies does not re
quire payment where the bequest
is less than $3,000. On legacies be
tween $5,000 and $25,000 the rate of
taxation is scheduled in accordance
with the proximity of relationship
between testator and legatee. Le
gacies passing to a husband or a
wife are entirely exempted.
A tax is placed on beer, but
whiskey has so far escaped.
The penalty for a violation of the
section relative to the adhesive
stamps is a fln of $500 or imprison
ment for a year, or both. Failure
to cancel stamps is also made a mis
demeanor punishable by a fine of
$50 or by imprisonment for six
months. Issuing or accepting un
stamped documents is made punish
able by a fine or imprisonment.
Thirty years ago it was little
thought that Dixie our own soul-
thrilling, "rebel" Dixie would
finally become a national air, and
that the "boys in blue" would march
as proudly to its notes as once did
the "boys in gray." But such is the
case. Dixie now causes as much en
thusiasm in Washington as it does
in Richmond, and its patriotic
strains will sound at the fall of
Havana and urge our brave boys
on to a glorious victory.
Ik that Spanish fleet turns up any
where near Sampson or Schley,
there is a strong probability that it
will be quickly turned down.
This Place Will Now He a Distribute
ing Point for the South.
A Great Many Will He Given Employ
ment In the Manufacture of AVar
The United States Arsenal at Co
lumbia will present a busy scene in
a few days. The present war has
made it necessary for the manufac
ture of a large amount of infantry
and cavalry equipments and har
ness, and arrangements have been
made to have a great deal of this
work done at this Arsenal. Re
sides this, Columbia, being centrally
located, will be mide a distributing
point for the South, and within a
few days munitions of every sort
will arrive here, to be distributed as
may be necessary to the several
nlHfeg where troops are being mobil
These arrangements were per
fected last week by the visit of
Major John E. Greer, Command
ant in charge, to Rock T-dand Navy
Yard, where he met the Hoard of
Ordnance to consult with them on
The work will commence as soon
as the neci ssary machinery arrives
and is put in condition, which will
be about two weeks. The first order
is for 50,000 haversacks and knap
sacks, and about 75 men and wo
men will be employed at first. This
will give employment to a larg
number of our people. The work
will be paid for by the piece, and
good workmen can earn good wages
Maj. Greer has the thanks of the
citizens of Columbia and Maury
County for the efforts he has made
to have this work done here.
The Herald last Monday re
ceived the following telegram from
Congressman N. N. Cox in regard
to this work :
"Washinciton, P. C.,May H!. Coi.r.M
iii a Hkiiai.ii. I have just had a talk
with Gen. Klapler in ronard to Arsenal
at Columbia. He has arranged that all
the work that can be done will be done
there. I hope we will have plentv of
work so as to give our people employ
int'iit. N. N. Cox."
Misses' and children's slippers for
school exernses; also ribbons of a 1
kinds, at greatly reduced prices, at
It Henry Gross'.
SUIIDE AT UlIiKICAXE.
J. II. Vosh Send Three Itullels Into
J. H. oss, a young man about
twenty years of age. committed
suicide at tlie home of his father
Capt. J. R. Voss, about a half a mile
from Hurricane Switch, yesterday
morning. The young man used a
pistol to accomplish his j u-pose,
and sent three balls into his body,
one of them passing thr -ugh his
lungs and the other two through his
heart. He left nothing to tell the
cause of his rash act.
Voss formerly lived in Columbia,
and conducted a barber shop here.
About two weeks airo he was mar
ried to Miss Lillie l'ugh, who lived
near the Cotton Factory in this city.
Buggies and Sanies.
We have the largest assortment
of both high and medium grade
buggies, stirries, and phu?tons in
the city. Call and see
tf Satterfield & Dodson.
FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT.
The Examination of These Volunteers
The examination of the First Reg
iment of Tennessee Volunteers, to
which Company B. of Maury county
belongs, was finished last Saturday.
Capt. Le Roy Brown, the army offi
cer who is mustering in the volun
teers, compiled the following figures
showing the status of the regiment
after the examination:
"Number accepted of 21 years of
age and over, 44!); number accepted
under 21 years of age and awaiting
permission from parents, 201; num
ber rejected, 203; number required to
fill up the regiment, 2SI, provided,
of course, all of the 201 mentioned
get the consent of their parents to
go. Thirty-seven officers have been
accepted, and a few have not yet
Other recruits are being received
and a full regiment is desired.
(iLADSTONE FALLS ASLEEP.
The Grandest Old Man In All England
Passe From Kartli.
Hawardex, May 19. Mr. Wil
liam Kwart Gladstone succumbed to
his long illiiess at 5 o'clock this
morning. He passed away as peace
fully and calmly as if falling asleep,
in the presence of Mrs. Gladstone,
who for days had refused to leave
the bed chamber, and other mem
bers of the family. Mr. Gladstone
was unconscious when the end
came, and was in no pain whatever.
LATEST WAR NEWS.
It is reported in Washington that
Sampson and Schley have gotten to
gether with their fleets, and that
orders have been given for the in
vasion of Cuba to begin at once.
About 15,000 troops are now at
The Oregon is reported to be safe.
The routing of 400 insurgents in
the Carmen hills is reported by the
Spaniards. It is claimed 200 were
Spanish reports give eighteen
soldieis and several civilians
wounded in the San Juan bombard
ment. Gen. Aguinaldo, the leader of
Philippine insurgents, left Hong
Kong Tuesday on the Hugh Mc
Culloch, for Manila. He was ac
companied by sixteen other insur
gent leaders, constituting the in
surgent Cabinet. He will meet
3,700 insurgents at Cavite, and ex
pects to lead them in an attack on
Manila. He has promised absolute
allegiance to Admiral Dewey. Late
advices from Manila say that the
Spanish Captain General and Arch
bishop are making appeals to the
natives to remain loyal to Spain.
The American cruisers Concord and
Roston have been ordered on an
expedition againt Iloilo.
The delay of the invasion of Cuba
is believed to be nearing an end.
The condition of the reconcentrados
is said to be fearful. The Quarter
master's Department is 'ready for
the transportation and maintenance
of the invading army.
The expedition to the Philippines,
which Maj. Gen. Merritt will com
mand, is to be composed of 5,000 of
the regular army and 9,000 volun
teers. The battleship Alabama was
launched in private at Cramp's
shipyard in Philadelphia Wednes
day. Reports to Adjt. Gen. Corbin re
ceived up to 11 o'clock Wednesday
night indicated that 65,000 volun
teers has been mustered into service
of the United States.
The formation of a new Spanish
cabinet was announced by Sagasta
Til E sixteen Spanish prisoners cap
tured so far by the United States are
confined at Fort McPherson, Ga.
RELIEF FOR DEWEY.
The Cruiser Charleston Left
Washington, May 19. The cruiser
Charleston sailed yesterday frm
San Francisco for Manila with sup
plies for Admiral Dewey's fleet. She
should arrive there in about twenty
four days, allowing a couple of days
at Honolulu for coal.
ASSIGNMENT OK COMMANDS.
Grnernl I.ue, Wheeler and Shatter Go
Washington, May 1C The War
Department has issued a general or
der assigning the general army of-
llcers to command. Uen. iwerritt is
assigned to the Department of the
Pacific; Uen. Brooke, to the Depart
inent of the Gulf; Uen. Graham, to
Falls Church, Va.; Gens. Wade and
Wilson, to Chickamauga; Gen. Cop
pinger, to Mobile; Gen. Shafer
jee and Wheeler, to Tampa, and
Gen. Otis, to report to Gen. Merritt
CAPIl KE A SHIP.
Admiral Dewey Urines Down a Spanish
Gun Boat's Colors.
Honu Koxtt, May 15. The United
Mates dispatch boat Hugh McCul
loch arrived here to-dav from Ma
nila with dispatches for the United
States Govtmment. She reports
that tne hpaiush gunboat Caliao,
from the Caroline Islands, recently
entered the port of Manila, being
Ignorant or tiie outbreak or hostili
ties between Spain and the United
States. An American warship fired
across ner oows ana signalled ner a
demand for her surrender. The de
mand being disregarded the Ameri
can ship tired direct at the Spanish
gunboat and the latter surrendered.
1 he populace of Manila is reduced
to eating horse flesh and the pros
pect of relief is far distant.
The Hugh McCulloch also reports
mat tne rniuppine insurgents ap
plied to Kear Admiral Dewey for
his app'oval of an attack by them
upon the city. The Admiral, it ap
pears, approved of the plan provid
ed no excesses were committed. The
insurgents then pleaded that they
had no arms with the exception of
the machetes, to which the Ad
miral replied : "Help yourselves at
the Cavite arsenal. '
Washington, May 17. The Pres
ident to-day sent to the Senate the
following Tennessee nominations:
Home' Reece Stauford, of Tennes
see, to be civil engineer in the navy ;
John L,andstreet, j r., to be a com
missary ot suns'stance in the army
with rank of Captain;Geo. B. Guild,
to be an assistant paymaster in the
The nominations of John Land-
street, of Greenfield, and Hon.
George B. Guild, ex-Mayor of Nash
ville, were made solelv on the
recommendation of Senator Bate
Mr. Landstreet is a grandsou-in-
law or Andrew Johnson.
YELLOW JOIKNALS MIZZLED.
Supply of AVar New From the Navy
Washington, May 16. An order
posted this morning and signed by
Secretary Long relative to the pub
lication ot news emanating from the
Navy Department had the effect to
day of considerably curtailing the
supply of information that hereto
ITJclennon, Anderson Sf Foster.
We've Captured Some More Prizes,
and we're going to divide with you. Within the past
week we have received from one New York house, by actual
invoice figures, 4710 yards ol Tllill Wash Goods, Organ
dies, Lavns, etc., etc., and to say that there is a wide gap
between our present prices and the
wholesale prices of a few weeks ago,
is putting it very mildly.
Here's an example. We have
lot, Fourteen Hundred and Ninety
five yards of Fine Duneden Lawns,
beautiful Shear Fabric in
dark grounds. They call them 40
inches wide, but the yard-stick shows
them to be i inches more than
wide, or 38 inches. Forty-five
price of this lawn was ioc a
Sale Next Monday morning
yard should be gone before the
The Biggest Silk Selling
little lots of Fancy Silks that we pass
off the usual low prices:
Lot No. 1, Includes small checked Taffetas, Roman Striped Taf
fetas, Plain Changeable Surahs, and
was from 75c to $1.00 a yard. Next
at 49c a yard.
Lot No. 2. Includes some beautiful Plaids, Checks, Stripes, and
Fancy Taffetas, with prices of $1.25
Monday 85c a yard.
Black Satin Duchess. Two
see the best Black Satin Duchess they
houde sent us a sample of nearly 100
23 inches wide, and is real good value
need for this piece in our regular stock, and express charges both ways
amount to something, we are to sell it
95c a yard. This in a chance that
White Crochet QniltS.
those who don't want to put the best
The size is 82 by 49 inches, actual measurement, and in place of being l)0c
each, the actual worth, they 11 be
They are hemmed ready for use.
More Marching Orders nve been given to two troops of foot
wear, and this is the way the orders read.
Lot No. 1, Seventy-six pairs of Ladies' Black Oxford Ties and One
Strap Sandals. Some with Spring
to 8. More small than large sizes.
the $1.25 and $1.50 class. Next Monday they'll be 50c pair.
Lot No. 2. Children's Black and Tan Oxfords. Sizes, 5, h)i. 6, G,1
8, S1, 9 and 98'. (Note the skipped sizes.) Last season they were 90c and
$1.00 pair. These to go Next Monday at 39c pair.
If you see it in our ad. it's so.
McKennon, Anderson & Foster.
fore had been rather freely given
In explanation of the issue of this
order, the naval authorities say that
some of the leading American news
papers have been so far lacking in
patriotism as to print plans of cam
paign and projected movements of
naval ships, with the result that
the War Board has been obliged to
completely revise its plans, in the
knowledge that the Spaniards had
promptly taken notice of the publi
cations and were prepared to profit
by them. Complaint was made to
Secretary Long that the newspapers
were working injury to the Govern
ment in such cases.
OH I) Kit 8 GIVEN TO SCIUUES.
Newspaper Correspondent Have
I.aw Laid Down to Them.
Tampa, Fla., May 17.-Every news
paper correspondent at Tampa has
been officially notified that in future
no meution must be made of any
small expedition similar to that of
the Gussie last week, until the suc
cess of the expedition has been as
sured by the return of the boat.
Army officers are much chagrined
over the failure to place the sorely
needed arms, ammunition and sup
plies, with which the Gussie was
stored, in the hands of the insur
gents. They believe that, had not
such wide publicity been given the
atfai1', the chances for success would
h ive been much greater. It had been
arranged by Capt. Dorst that the in
surgents should meet the expedition
and take care of the supplies, but
the fact that the news of the con
templated departure of the Gussie
was published almost twelve hours
before the hour fixed for leaving
was undoubtedly communicated to
Gen. Blanco at once and enabled
him to establish au effective patrol
of the coast.
ICESOMJTIONS OF KESPECT.
Whereas, It has been God's will to
call to Himself on April 22, 1HHH, Killing
Klder James C. McGaw, in the "1st year
of his age, and
Whkkeas, He was an efficient Dea
con for many years and faithful
Hilling Elder in our beloved First Pres
byterian Church eince December VI.
lH'.Hl, and had by his faithfulness, and
the consecrated life he lived endeared
himself to us,
Therefore be it resolved, 1, by the
Session of the Church, that while we
bow with reverent submission to the
dispensatian of the (treat Head of the
church, we regret the loss of bo ex
emplary a man and co-worker and the
influence of his Christian life and
2nd, That we extend to the bereaved
family and friends our Christian love
and sympathy, and recommend to them
the comfort of the blessed word of God
"In Job we read how faith can live, be.
neath affliction's rod,
And David's psalms are precious songs
for every child of God." '
3rd, That this preamble and resolu
tions be spread upon the minutes of
our Sessional Record and oublisbed in
the city papers, and also in the Chris
tian observer, and a copy furnished the
family. VY. K. Gordon.
A. I. Frikrho.v, Committee.
Columbia, Tenn, May 11, '.ik.
days ago the wholesale
yard. We place this lot on
at 7 l-2c the yard. Every
store closes Monday.
in our history, has left us with two
to you with from a third to a half
Fancy Brocades, and the price range
Monday, pick from this lot
to $1.75 yard. This lot next
big silk houses, each wanted us to
had to retail at $1.25 a yard. One
yards of a beautiful quality, all silk.
at $1.25 a yard. But as we have no
for them. Next Monday at
don't come to you every clay.
And a rare good bargain in it too for
on every bed during the hot months.
Next Monday, 59c each.
Heels, and some have Heels. Sizes 2
Last season they were at the head of
lUg United Stale Kattleshid Waa-
Wednesday's American: The
great battleship Alabama will be
launched to-day, after which the
work of preparing her for the sea
will be rapidly pushed. She Is a
magnificent vessel of 11,000 tons dis
placement. Herfepeed is 10 knots.
Her cost is greater than that of any
vessel previously built for the United
States navy, being $3,750,000. She
will carry four 13-inch and fourteen
6-inch breach-loading rifles in her
main battery. Her secondary arm
ament is to consist of sixteen G
pounders and four 1-nounder rapid
firing guns, four Ga liug guns and
one field gun.
The Alabama follows close after
the Kearsarge and Kentucky and
will be followed by the Illinois and
Wisconsin. Vessels of tbn sumo tuna
... ... ' .. . .j r
ah oi tnese snips win probably
in commission by fall and will
themselves constitute quite a form
idable navy. The five together
could safely withstand the entire
Spanish navy as now constituted.
Spain has only one ship, the Palayo,
that will in any respect compare
with anv of them, and aha u nm.
siderably smaller and armed with
smaller guns than the smallest
this new American quintet.
For the Spaniards,
About 5,000 revolvers were re
ceived at the Arsenal Wednesday,
and a wagon load of cartridges, sev
eral thousand revolvers and a large
amount of amunition were shipped
to Tampa. Mr. J. D. Wright did
the hauling from the depot to the
COLUMBIA MARKET REPORT.
Corrected weekly by E. W. Gamble
Grocery Company and R. Holding.
Cotton VCt'h '
Sorghum, from wagon ! met' w
guer Hm 15
in8ng 2 002 '25
Chickens J i5 a)
Clear sides ....' 51(5
Ham tka K
Crimson Clover 3 50
Blue Grass 1 25Sl 50
Orchard Grass 50
Timothy j N-
Red Top 75
Grain and Hay.
Wheat l.lfti 2.-,
ts- ; ; 40a.
fay Clover, from wagon.... 50 o
Timothy , from wagon 50(ri&
Lard, from wagon 5'' 6
Hour, per bbl 4 75 5 SO
Sujar, granulated 5(3 6U
Coffee 1(4I(2 20
Meal, from mill 40 43