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THE COLUMBIA IIEltALl): JTMDAY, MAY 'JO, l!8.
Have I heard of the Maine? Why, bless
My boy is aboard of her, .
And he's on his way Cuba, now,
Where they're making such a stir.
Havel heard of the Maine? Why, I
went on board,
Before she was sent to sea,
And the noble captain of that ship,
He took off his tiat to me.
You see, my boy was tired of the farm,
And weary of'xtayint? at home,
And tie always had a tendency
To wander about, and roam.
No I said to him, in a careless way,
When he not so restless here,
"You'd better eulint on a mau-o'-war,
I'll worry along, my dear."
Wo off he went, and he did so well,
Aud ho lived so straight aud true,
They made him a sergeant, right off
hand, And raised his wages, too.
I was so proud, when I went ou board
That mighty mass of steel,
And heard hiin ordering men about,
Laud sakes! how I did feel!
And every week, when they're nigh to
I know I can drive to town,
And ael his letter and bring it home
To read when the sun goes dow n.
I've got them here, a hundred aud ten,
I keep this drawer for him,
And the Hible he bought, with good,
For my eyes are getting dim.
Hut I'm sure, I ask your pardon, sir;
You really must excuse
A fond old mother for talking so,
When, maybe, you've got some news.
Sad news? . Why, Jim ain't sick or hurt?
Speak, man! What's happened to
He's all I've got, he's my only boy,
. Has anything happened to Jim?
Among the missing? Oh. ! my poor
That means that all houe.is lied !
11 y Jim would have,, let his mother
My Jim is amon Qtp dead.
And I let him go, hIUi a smiling face,
Aud cried wiiej(llti:ack was turned,
Tor lie woulUtr'iiUave left me here
alone. ,.v it '
, If he knew .hojv my heartstrings
Here's a message now, by telegraph,
' Just wait for a moment, please,
0, give me my boy, dear Lord in heav
en, I beg, on my bended knees.
Now read! "Dear mothor, I'm badly
Hut I'm coming home to stay ;
There's enough of mo left to love you,
Hut pray for me, mother, pray!''
Thank (iod! I wliall see his face again!
can bear mv burden now.
3J he's maimed and crippled, w hy, 'tis
1 can only meekly bow.
VA help those mothers of noble sons
To whom no message comes
Sul the distant tread of solemn feet
And the roll of mutlled drums.
Ja.mks Clakknce Hakvey.
()i inteiit niil ItH Itemed y.
iXw outcome of the increasing
activity of women in tlie wond of
utlairs is u lestlebohees among those
confined to domestic circles who
have no special gilt tor work out
side. Tliey liear of women in col
leges, women in the professions, they
know of women following pursuits
that were once the exclusive
province of ineii, and tliey are im
coiufoi iubiy conscious of their re
uioteness i coin such distinction.
"I do not waut to spend my life
cooking and washing- dishes, ' pro
test these ' malcontents. YVnen
asked what tliey would do instead of
housework, the answer is vague aud
purposeless, from the fact that they
have neither natural nor acquired
ability for other work. When such
women yield to discontent they
either develop into slatterns of the
most pronounced type in dress and
work, or spending ull they have for
persona: adornment, promenade the
streets, haunt the dry goods shops
and essay to be butterflies, with
ueither beauty nor usefulness as an
excuse for being.
It is not true that housework is
unfitting a lady; that any work,
considered as work, is degrading.
To the woman who has thought her
self clear ou the subject an idle,
aimless life is shameful. -8 he be
lieves that she should do a hare of
the world's work, aud that the work
bounded by the kitchen walls is as
honorable as any outside them.
The home depends on It. and the
home is the foundation of all that
is best in the family, in society and
in the St-ite. The woman who by
her fidelity to what is called menial
work achieves a well-conducted,
happy, lovo-eushriuing home
though her hands are red and her
uails worn to the quick is worthy
ef all honor. 8be is honored by the
Jew, aud it depends on herseif
whether the world also shall honor
her. If every woman whose duty
binds her to the kitchen would mag
nify her ollice by herself, believing
in the importance and dignity of her
work, it would Hot be long before
others would acknowledge it. A
grander result would be the change
train useless discontent to a life of
conscious usefulness, better work
and a greater sum of human happi
ness. The quickened spirit, more
over, might 11 ud a way to taste of
other springs of joy and satisfaction
AS TIIK SI'S WKNT DOWN.
Two soldiers lay on the battlefield
At night w lieu the sun went down.
f ne held a lock of thin gray hair
Aud one held a lock of brown.
tine thought of the sweetheart back at
Happy and young and nay,
And one f his mother left alone,
l-'et'ble and old and gray.
Each, in the thought that a woman
Murmured a prayer to God,
Lifting his gaze to the blue above,
There on the battle sod.
Kseh in the joy of a woman's love
Smiled through the pain of death.
Murmured the sound of a woman s
Though with his parting breath.
Pale grew the dying lips of each,
Then, as the sun went down,
One kissed a lock of thin gray hair,
And one kissed a lock of brown.
Waldron W. Anderson in Town Talk.
Cheap, But Lovely.
White and colored piques stand
out as distinct novelties. Exquisite
costumes for warmer weather wear
are being made np in colored piques
in pink, blue, bull and lavender.
The pinks and blues are particularly
stylish, and when trimmed with
white embroidery will be be
coming to almost any woman. In
white, the piques are shown in the
corded or bengaline patterns, and
White organdie Is always a favorite
material forsummer evening gowns,
but the coining season colored or
gandie in green, pink, lavender and
similiar delicate shades will be
In pure white materials for gowns
and fancy waists there are shown
besides the white French organdies,
batiste, batiste claire, batiste mulls,
India linens and French nainsooks.
In Irish dimities, there is seen the
very best tha the celebrated manu
facturers of Belfast 8md out. In all
the shades of blue, with white
figures, innumerable patterns are
seen. Red is a color not slighted in
dimity Hue and lavender comes
forward in varied designs. Then
there are lovely patterns in ever
popular black and white combina
tion, and an inflinte variety of pure
white dimities figured, hair striped
In ginghams, the satin striped
rank highest. Of course, the satiny
appearance is given only by special
finish, but it Is dressy and comes In
stripes that alternate with checks
or linos. Cotton grenadines are
also new and have satin finished
stripes combined with flowers.
Colored Swiss muslins dotted and
often embroidered in fancy designs
as well are noteworthy among new
cotton frabrics, and there is a large
supply of those lawns and organdies
that seem a necessity for summer
Colors are combine I in these fabrics
with a taste and Ingenuity quite
equal to what has been seen, and so
tempting is the display that a per
plexed buyer may readily be put to
Some Pretty Ideas.
Several pretty notions in petti
coats and bodices are suggested In
the following notes rei. ' feii by an
observer in fa-hions in New York:
The prettiest thing in the way of a
petticoat to wear with the fashion
able summer rig or shirt waist and
tailor skirt of the same material is
one of cambric, muslin or gingham,
as best suits the nature of the dress
fabric. With a white cambric shirt
and skirt, the p'etticpat should be of
white catnbricf.tot.with flue Ham
burg flounces and insertions. When
the vi z is of dimity a muslin or lawn
petticoat of tne same color, with
lace-triinmed flounces, is dainty,
and a petticoat of checked pink and
white gingham with ruffles of the
same bound with white cotton tapes,
is as fresh and smart as can be de
sired uuder a white pique shirt and
skirt, the suit finished with pink
ribbon belt and stock.
And apropos of pique. 1 recall a
blouse gown of this modish material
wh.ch was laced up with a white
cotton cord, having tasseled ends,
the revel's of the blouse and the
tailor sleeves and skirt being
trimmed with thick cords covered
with the pique, and put on in clus
ters of graduated numbers. The
entire frock was white, including
the chemisette or shirred muslin,
and, oddly enough, the girdle was
of muslin, knotted about the waist
and fastened with a Bmall square
bow aud no ends on one side of the
front. As do many of the fancy
tops, this blouse had small hip
skirts hardly three inches wide, and
still with encircling cords. Home
of the hip skirts are even shorter,
being but a tiny edge pulled ti ghtly
down below the belt.
What a difference there is among
our little ones in time of sickness!
The spoile I, wayward child becomes
more self-willed when III, and un
easy at the thought of a doctor, or
the very suggestion of a remedy or
medicine throws it into a passion
I am not exaggerating at all when
I say that many children's lives
have been sacrificed because they
are not obedient. This is especially
noticed in throat cases, such as diph
theria and scarlet fever, when appli
cations to the tonsils are i in per a
I have seen cases where a spoiled
child was so frightened and fought
so with his nurses that the exhaus
tion consequent on the application
and struggle did really as much
harm as the omission of the treat
Investigation shows that many
persons are really "born tired," as a
result of nervous disease in their
parents, produced by mental over
work. Kuch children are apt to be
the quickest in perception and the
most intellectual generally. Yet
they have no mental endurance
Old fogy aunts and uncles call them
lazy, aud their teachers say they
lack application. They are really
invalids, sometimes ou the road to
Hole for the Tongue.
Choose to listen rather than to talk:
For silence Is preferable to speech.
It is wiser to talk too little than too
And to speak well than to say many
Aim at speaking to the purpose rath
er than orten ;
Reflect before speaking.
Know how to speak by silence.
Restrain the tongue when the heart
lie silent when you feel too great a
dehire to talk.
Kpeak after others:
Never against others;
Always well of othero; . .
Always with modesty;
Never against the truth;
Always with discretion : . . .
When vanity has found entrance,
purifv th intention.
Let your tone of voice be neither too
loud nor too low. . . .
Never seek information through cu
riosity. Leave it to the world to talk of the
Complain of nothing; neither of per
sons or of things.
Do not speak much of yourself nor
of your affairs
Say little of your works, less of your
Confide these to very few persons.
The Care or Umbrella.
Umbrellas will last far longer if.
when wet, they are placed handle
downward to dry. The moisture falls
from the edges or the frame, and the
fabric dries uniformly. If stood
handle upward, which is commonly ma an compav h is miss
the case, the top of the umbrella a few of ife irl.xlA atlj tribula-
holds the moisture, owing to lining
underneath the ring, and therefore
takes a long time to dry, thus injur
ing the silk or other fabric with
which it is covered. This is the
prime cause of this part of the um
brella wearing out sooner than the
other nart. Umbrella cases too are
responsible for the rapid wear of
silk. The constant friction causes
the tiny holes that appear so pro-
vokinglv early. When not in use,
leave the umbrella loose. When
wet, never leave it open to dry, as
the tense condition thus produced
makes the silk still, and then it
soon will crack. Exchange.
RHEUMATISM CUKEI IN A DAY.
"Mvstic Cure" for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3 days.
Its action upon the system is remarka
ble and mysterious. It removes at once
the cause and the disease immediately
disappears. The first dose ereatly bene
fits; y.t cents, sola by A. is. itains, drug
gist, Columbia, Tenn. octl6 8m
MANILA TO NEW YORK.
News of Dewey's. Vletbr'yT rvlel 14,31 1
Miles In 35 'Minutes.
News of the fighting In M inila, on
the other sid of the earth, travels
more than 14,000 mile'sover a dozen
or more ca jles and three or more
overland wires before it gets to this
city, says the New York Sun. Very
few persons among the thousands
who watch the bulletin boards these
days, stop to think, when a Manila
dispatch is posted, that the message
was repeated over ana over again,
as it was sent from cable office to
cable office, in the long journey from
the Philippine port to the American
shore. It traveled across seas.
gulfs, bays and straits, mountains,
valleys and plains. Hut the news
that Commodore Dewey was ready
to bombard Manila was known in
this city 35 minuses in actual time
after the Hritish operator at Ma
nila ope"ed his key. The cables
were rushing things.
The Eastern cables are owned by
Hritish companies, the Eastern
Telegraph Company and the Eis
tern Extension, Australia and China
Telegraph Company. The two com
names are controlled by the same
tnpu. Across the unina hea, irom
Hong Kong to ' ape isolinao, on
Luzon Island, in the Philippines, a
cable was laid in 1HS0. The cable is
529 11 miles long. From Cape Holi
nao across the island to Manila is a
telegraph line about 100 miles long
All the news we have received from
Manila has been first telegraphed
from Manila to the cable station at
Cape Bolinao, and from there sent
on by cable to Hong Kong.
From Hong lvong to rsew iork a
message has an interesting course
From the Chinese port It Is first sent
down the China Sea over a 4fil) mile
cable to Saigon in Cochin China
Another cable, 630 miles long, con
veys it to Singapore, on the Straits;
or it may be sent to the Island of
Labuan, Horneo, and then to binga
pore, b roin Singapore it runs arouna
the Malay renisuia to tne island or
Penang, on the western coast of
Lower Siam, a distance of 388 miles
Across the Hay of Bengal from Pe
nang to Madras tne message is re
peated on a cable 1408 miles long
in inaia tne message reacnes tne
first land telegraph line after leav-
ing the Island of Luzon. Across In
dia to Bombay the message runs
over 800 miles of wire. Then it is
put on a cable again to cross the
Arabian wea to Aden, on tne uuir
of Aden, a distance of 18"1 miles
Up through the Bed Sea to Suez is
another long cable, 1403 miles
Again the message goes overland
over 200 miles of wire from Suez to
The Mediterranean has no direct
cable from Alexandria to Gibraltar
The message must be sent over
1313-mile cable to the island of Malta
and then repeated over the Gibral
tar cable, 1126 miles further. From
Gibraltar to Carcavellos, ne ir Lis
bon, is a short cable. 337 miles long
connecting the Mediterranean port
with the Sob-mile ocean cable from
Lisbon to Pothcurno, the cable sta
tion at Land's End, England.
Eleven ocean cables connect the
English, Irish and French cable
stations with America, aud the
message from Manila, upon reach
ing Land s End, may be sent over
any of these cables. The Western
Utiion messages are sent from Sen
ium Cove, near Lmd's End, direct
to Dover Bay, near Canso, Nova
Scotia, 2531 miles; from there they
are repeated over the coast cable to
New York, 888 miles more. Com
ing by this route the message from
Manila to New York travies over
twelve cables, having a total length
of 13,411 miles, aud three land tele
graph lines, with a total length of
about 900 miles a total distance of
RELIEF IN SIX HOCKS.
Distressing kidney and bladder dis
ease relieved in six hours by "New
Great Mouth American Kidney Cure."
It is a great surprisi on account of its
exceeding promptness in relieving pain
in bladder, kidneys and back, in male
or female. Relieves retention of w ater
almost immediately. If you want quick
relief and cure this is the remedy. Sold
hv A. B. Rains, druggist, Columbia,
Tenn. feb23 ly.
He sure you're wrong then don't
Havana cigars now-a days don't
seem to Havana tobacco in them.
The assessor's visit often accounts
for a shrinkage in values.
An old maid sees a life-long enemy
in every old bachelor she meets.
It takes a good deal of push to
rdl up a "century" on a cyclometer.
In traveling along the path of life
it's a good plan to keep to the right.
A small c -ttage on earth Is better
than a dozen large castles in the air.
A writer says that money is al
ways seasonable. Perhaps it's a
sort of mint sauce.
No matter how good a bluller a
man may be h has to give in when
hi money gives out.
Obscurity has its charms for the
man who is compelled to associate
with famous people.
A prisoner must be deeply inter
ested in the testimony of a witness
when he hangs on his words.
Tim tnnti wlirt 1,'ia nuirur triad to
Heal love is like a bottle of soda
water; it should sizz and ruzz just
like there wasn't anything else on
earth. Chicago News.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Havs Always Bought
Ridicule 'a the weapon of intellectual
half-breeds. It is the stock argument
of men who lack the sustained force of
logic. It is the natural expression of
resentment felt by inferior souls when
thev see or hear somi'thlng wnich they
cannot grasp or appreciate. Hidinme
never did any good. It never made
anv man better, wiser, more properous
in any sense, it lias often soorenea ine
germs of goodness and nobility tu
timid souls, by arousing false sham?.
It ponders to the lowest of all tastes
that lor gossip, uidicuie is close aKin
to cruelty, and has its origin in the
same barbaric desire to hnd pleasure in
the stitTerinss or others. Ake all
other things, ridicule grows bv what It
feeds on, and gradually develops into
denunciation and wild invective. Most
of us possess fault-liuding proapen'itie',
but nave tne grace to be ashamed ot
them. Few of us care to cultivate,
much less glory in a power which
blasts and sears, but helps no one.
Worse still, ridicule tends to destroy
all principle in the man who exercises
it. Nothing is sacred to one who looks
always for evil. Such a nnncanhve
no real friends, for although those who
may listen to him, laugh, thev secretly
distrust aud fear him. Uidicuie is not
wit nor humor. Wit is the grace of
mind. Humor is always wholesome
and kindly. Midicule is the criticism
of the fool, and evokes mirth only in
shallow minds, a taste for ridicule
will ruin any business or prof sslonal
man who indulge it. Patience, gen
tleness, a sweet reasonableness, and
genial sympathy, will draw friends and
patrons lust as the sun do?s 11 iwers
Kvery doctor will subscribe to tne
truth of this statement.
"The best critics hi the world are, thy
Who along with that which they gain
Point out another and a better way."
S. K. Parker, Sharon, Wis., writes:
"I have tried DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve for itching piles and it always
stops them in two minutes. I consider
Hewitt's witch Hazel salve tne great
est pile cure on the market." A. H. Hains.
WH AT'S T1IK lTK?
If there's not a glance from kindly eyes,
A glance which seems to sympathize
Then whHl s the use o' livm 7
If there's not a smile to cheer the heart
And heal the pain of sorrow's dart-
Then what's the use o llvin 7
If there's not a kiss from lips we love,
A taste of heaven and Joys above
Then what's the use o' livin'?
"If a price can be placed on pnfn, 'Mother
Friend ' is worth its weight in gold ns an allevi
ator. My wife suffered more in ten minutes witj
either of her other two children than she did al
together with her last, having previously used
four bottles of ' Mother's Frieud.' It is a blessing
to any one expecting to become a mother," says
Thu9 writes Henderson Dare, Druggist,
of Carmi, 111., to the Bradfield Regulator
Company, of Atlanta, Ga., the proprie
tors ami manufacturers of " Mother's
Friend." This successful remedy is not
one of the many internal medicines ad
vertised to do unreasonable things, but a
scientifically prepared liniment especially
effective in adding strength and elasticity
to those parts of woman's organism which
bear the severest strains of childbirth.
The liniment may be used at any and
11 times durini? creenancv ud to the
very hour of confinement. The earlier it
is begun, and the longer used, the more
perfect will be the result, but it has been
used during the lust month only with
rreat benefit and success.
It not only shortens labor and lessens
the nam attending l. but ereatlv dinnu
ishes the danger to life of both mother
and child, and leaves the mother in a con
dition more favorable to speedy recovery,
" Mother's Friend " is sold by druggists
at fi.oo, or sent by express on receipt of
Valuable book for women, " Befors
Baby is Born," sent free ou application.
THE BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO., Atlanta. Ga,
Don't Neglect Your Liver.
Liver troubles quickly reult in serious
complication and the man who neglects his
liver has little reeard for health. A bottle
of Browns' Iron Bitters taken now and then
ill keep the liver in perfect order. If the
disease has developed. Browns' Iron Bitters
will cure it permanently. Strength and
vitalitv will alwsys follow its use.
Browus' Iron Bitter is sold by all dealers.
Are You Weak
Weakness manuests itself in the loss of
ambition and aching bones. The blood is
watery; the tissues are wasting the door is
heingopeiu'd for disease. A bottle ol'Hrowns'
Iron Bitters taken in time will restore your
strengih, soothe your nerves, make your
blood rich and red. Ho you more good
than nn expensive special course of medicine.
Browns' Iron bitters is sold by all dealers
AN OPEN LETTER
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR EIOIIT TO
THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD CASTORIA," AND
riTCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRADEMARK.
j, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "CASTORIA," the same that
has borne and does now bear ? yr r- on every
the fac-simile signature of Gt&c&M wrapper.
This is the original "CASTORIA" which has been used in
the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty years.
LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought yr on the
and has the signature of O&styfvJc&t wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name except
The Centaur Company, of which Chas. H. Fletcher is President
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute "which some druggist may offer you
(because he makes a few more pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Med You.
TMK CKNTAUN COMPANY. TT MUKKAV STRICT. NCW YORK CITY.
ACME EASY CHAIR.
a stock of the cheapest, best and largest as-
to be found in Columbia or anywhere else.
The entire stock marked down cheaper than
ever. Call and see
And dealers in all kinds nf Motalln
Cloth and Wood Caskets and Cases,
Hurial Hobes, etc. Bodies embalmed
and nrenarnd for ohinmpnr iirHnrc in
town or country promptly attended to
at nil uuuis, any or iiignt.
HIIQfrQnf ATqttt TToo
Office and Sales Room corner Sixth and
HARRIS & COLE BROTHERS,
HOUGH and DRESSED LUMBER
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Also Sash, Doors, Blinds and Mouldings,
WOOD delivered to all parts of the city.
ftood nnnlfir Intra tnrl lnmKu .
LK P HONK No. 16. utnu.
Cilnlia Planinj Mill ani FirjitiirBjactory. EstaMisM in 186lT
FRANK H. SMITH,
(Suocessor to Lamb 4 Smith) Manufacturer of and Dealer In
FURNITURE, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS AND MOULDINGS,
Orders from dealers solicited and promptly attended to. Turnin- and Scroll
Sawing of every variety, stair Uaifing, balusters, Newell Post"
Ihsl8VDoT8Hlfndnsd?t ?,', ?,nut ,Snd rrepsed Ll,nb". 01ed
sasn, uoors, minds, Etc., which I will eell on the most advantageous terms.
A full supplyf Urick always on hand.
-FRANK H. SMITH, coMbIA. xBN.
ST. GERMAIN FEMALE PILLS.
The only original and genuine 1'rt iu li
Frinitlr Heculutor, of Mme. HI. Germain,
Purls. Unsurpassed as lning safe, sure and
reliable In every case, hold under positive
guarantee or money refunded. Get the
genuine. Price ll.ntl per box by mail. Sole
agents for the United States and Canada.
KIN. MAHV K1 I ii.,
maris ly 157 Washlgnton Ht.,Chlcago
If you will call at
our store, you will
agree with us, that
we now have on hand
North Main Street, Columbia, Teon.
von and careful drivers. 'Orders
respectfully solicited. C'harj?e
Main Streets. Citizens' Telephone 45.
v,au ana ee a belore buying eflBere.