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T11E COLUMBIA ILEllAl: JfltJIJAV, JUNE IT, W.
Pnbnsned by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County 11.00.
Out of the County 1.25.
Entered at the poBt-oitlcp at Columbia, Ten
nessee as second-class mail matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
"While this war is being talked,
the reconcentrados are starving.
Thk American marines in Cuba
no doubt think they have been de
serted by Uncle Sam.
It's a question whether Weyler's
cruelty or McKinley's inactivity has
starved the most people in Cuba.
It seems easier to convoy soldiera
to the Philippines than to Cuba, and
yet the reason is hard to explain.
Tm: only fighting wortb talking
about was Dewey's victory at
Manila, and that was done without
McKinley's knowledge or consent.
Certainly Spain and the powers
cannot complain that Mr. McKinley
is not giving them all the time they
need. If they do not patch a truce
to their own satisfaction, it is their
The press censorship is a good
thing for the do-nothing of the
White House. If Admiral Sampson
could speak his mind, what he
would do for McKinley would be a
Up to the present hour more Cu
bans have been starved to death
than Spaniards have been killed.
That is the "merciful" warfare ap
proved by Mr. McKinley and his ad
mirers. Archibald, the pie hunter, it
seems has gotten a succulent bite at
last. While this cruel war shall
last he will draw the salary of
Lieut.-Col.; and when the tempora
ry enlistment period closes, Archie
will doubtless move to make the
The poor deluded people thought
when they had forced Congress to
declare war, that that meant freedom
for Cuba and relief to the starving
reconcentrados. Butthey knew noth
ing of the dela" that a recalcitrant
President could force upon the army
and navy of the country.
The late unlamented extra session
of the Tennessee legislature utterly
failed to kill the microbe after all,
and their alleged effort in that direc
tion has been declared unconstitu
tional by the Supreme Court. Still
it would be unkind to report Mem
phis to be as unhealthy, noxious,
unclean and altogether dangerous as
its statesmen last winter declared it
would be, barring legislative relief.
Oik yellow contemporaries the
Nashville American and Chatta
nooga News, should consult and re
arrange their cuts. For it must
havo been a trifle embarrassing to
have the identical same picture,
called in tho new "Spain's Auxil
iary Cadiz Fleet," and in the Ameri
can, "American Warships Convey
ing the Troops to Cuba." However,
that is about as reliable a9 the aver
age war news we get these days.
Joseph Leiter and wheat took a
tumble last Monday. That is bad
for the wheat grower; and perhaps
that is the cause of the tumble. Apt
as not it is a play of the gamblers to
depress the market until the new
crop is largely in their hands, then
they will play another card and the
bread stuff will rise. Of course
these gamblers are playing against
each other, and some of them are
biundto go broke; but the main
hurt falls on the producer, who
rarely gets wha his crop i really
War. J. Bryas's views embody
the right principles of this war. He
is opposed to the greedy game of
grab the Administration is now
playing at, and favors the high plan
upon which it was started, "for free
dom and humanity's sake." Head
his views elsewhere in this paper.
Instead of being Colonel of a regi
ment he ought to be at the head of
the army. If he had been elected
President, Cuba would have been
free 'ere now, and the Spanish
American war ancient history.
Mr. Hoar of Massachusetts,
thinks that if Stahlman "expects to
have a shred of character" left, he
should disgorge that ill-gotten
money. Mr. Hoar does not under
stand the situation. It is this: Stahl
man has received the booty, while
Barbee and Smith have lost the
character. There's the pity of it.
Btahlman's gain, comparatively, was
atritle. "Tishis, 'twas ours, and
has been slave to thousand's ;" but he
who filches from Barbee and Smith
their good name, robs them of that
which makes them poor indeed.
The Methodist war claim scandal
was a most painful surprise to the
country at large, and Messrs. Bar
bee and Smith have given their
friends a second disappointment by
remaining silent under the disgrace
ful charges preferred against them.
And they but add to this confusion
every time they appear in print in
company with Mr. Stahlman. In a
recent card from them and the
aforesaid Stahlman, they say they
"do not wish to discuss the matter
at present;" but ask that judgment
be withheld until the investigating
committee can investigate. Why
do they wait for an "investigating
committee?'' Why do they need to
be "investigated?" Cannot the
Hook Agents of the Methodist Epis
c pal Church South, come before
the world and tell the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing else but
the truth, without compulsion?
Must they wait for the heavy hand
of law to compel them? Has Stahl-
mun taught them such indirection,
and will they follow the lead of this
professional lobbyist, who it seems,
has already lured them from the
straight and narrow path? Do they
look to him to "work" the com
mittee as he has already "worked"
the Congress? It were better for
them that a millstone should be
tied to their necks, and their bodies
cast into the sea. If they have made
some great mistake; if in their zeal
to help a good cause they were per
suaded that the "end justified the
means;" if in their weak humanity
they have been led into eiror and
done wrong, like men they should
admit it and like christians repent
it. This they may do and be for
given and their good names saved;
but never if they wait for the doubt
ful defense and transparent white
wash of a Stahlman committee.
The gambling hells in Memphis
are closed tight and fast. They are
really closed; all of them; they
don't play a little bit; they don't
dare open for an hour. Our readers
will be glad to learn, doubtless, that
a power to close gambling hells has
been discovered. But they will be
disappointed at the sequel ; for the
further fact is, the power rests with
tho gamblers themselves. The
Memphis papers discuss the "gam
blers' dispute" in a calm, matter-of-fact,
every day fashion. They the
gamblers have had a fuss. They
cannot agree upon their mode and
manner of fleecing. Some of them
are alleged to do it awkwardly, and
in sucb bunglesome fashion as to
get caught, now and then; and the
more expert want to rule them out.
The other set refuse to be discip
lined, as it were, hence the row ; and
the papers announce that they
watch each other closely, and that
"no gambling house in Memphis
will open until the gamblers settle
their differences among them
selves." This suggests the thought
that it might be condusive to good
morals to employ half the gamblers
in the name of the State to watch
the other half. And then the ques
tion arises, if the gamblers can "do
the trick," why cannot the police
force? If a few gamblers in Mem
phis can close all the hells of that
benighted city, why cannot the
police force of Nashville do the
same for that sin cursed relic of the
late Centennial show? Will the
Big Three answer? Of course every
body knows the answer. Where
gambling houses are permitted, it is
the fault of the people who elect or
retain officers who will permit them.
The State Democratic Conven
tion will meet in Chattanooga next
Tuesday. It seems to be a foregone
conclusion that McMillin will win
the nomination on the first billot,
and the piatform will doubtless be
made according to his liking. The
interest of the convention will
probably be centered in the contest
for railroad commissioners, and we
have simply this to say in behalf of
the present ineuirrbeius; they have
richly earned their salaries and at
the same time won the bitter hos
tility of the railroad, telegraph and
telephone companies of the state, by
raising their assessments to a sum
where they are required to pay
taxes commensurate with the capi
tal invested and incomes derive!.
While the present commissioners
have not done all they might have
done, they have that much.
The Maury County delegation to
the State Convention to meet at
Chattanooga next week, is called to
meet in Columbia next Monday for
the transaction of what is Baid to be
"important business," and there is
likely to be a row in the camp of the
faithful and unterrifled mossbacks.
W. J. Webster, Esq. thinks the "ma
chine" is taking to itself rather two
much authority, and he proposes to
kick; and when Mr. Webster kicks
he kicks hard.
- - -
The collapse of Lelter's wheat
corner caused a panic in Liverpool.
Buggies and Surrles.
We have the largest assortment
of both high and medium grade
hi'ggies. surries, and phii'tons in
tin- citv. Call and see
tf Satteki 1EL1J s DOI'SOX
Price List for This Week:
f pounds good roasted coffee, .if 1.00.
? Oil tirtnnH M T." Dlmn. 1 ,u '
'i I'vuihi.! ... i, clival l.ini, i
12 burs soap (not cut bars)
27 doxen to'let soap, slightly
damaged, per dozen
Lot ,f bottled preserves
(K. W. tJamble's price on
these goods was fromToe
to $1.2o each )
Small lot pickled onions at
(Gamble's price was 15 to 20c.)
2 1 hs best shore mackerel
((iambic's price w as loc.)
Fruit Puddine, 2 for..;
Try a jar of chopped celery,
Got anything to ncll!
LATEST WAR NEWS.
The second attack of 3 000 8panish
upon the 900 marines intrenched on
Crest Heights, Guantanamo Bay,
began Sunday night and continued
until Monday at daybreak. The
bodies of fifteen Spaniards were
Rear Admiral 8ampson reports to
the Navy Department that Lieut.
Blue personally made a landing
near Santiago and saw in the har
bor all the ships of Admiral Cer
vera s neet. ine report also con
firms the report of multilation of the
bodies of some of the marines killed
in the first engagement on Crest
American Gain a Victory.
The Spaniards who had been
nightly attacking the marines en
camped at Fort McCalla, on Crest
Heights, have been routed and their
water supply has been destroyed in
a bold attack by the marines and
Cubans, in which forty Spaniards
were killed and eighteen captured,
while our loss was only two Cubans
killed and four Cubans and two
marines wounded. Twenty-three
marines were overcome by heat
during the engagement. After
three days and nights of almost
ceaseless defense against attack the
marines were left unmolested Mon
day night and on Tuesday morning
assumed the offensive. A general
advance was ordered. The Spanish
forces numbered six companies of
regulars and two companies of guer
rillas. The enemy was met only
half a mile from Camp McCalla,
and were at once attacked. The
Spaniards were driven back thre
and a half miles to the block-hon-i
and wind-mill, where they made i
final stand, and were routed, lenv
intr forty dead at the block-hou-
and the eighteen who were cat
tured. After destroying the v:i!ir
gupply, the only one between (in m
tanamo limits and Cret Height;-,
the marines came back to cmm
with their prisoners.
The second expedition to tho
Philippine Islands sailed from Sm
Francisco Wednesday, the trans
ports carrying .'5, o'lO men. Arrai.ge.
ments are now being uuJ'j for !!,?
Preparations for tho Porto Kieim
expedition are being pu-lied. Fit.
teen thousand men have been or
dered from Chickamauga to Fit
nandiua, Jacksonville and Mo'i
to be embarked on tr.uis :T s i n
mediately on reaching tide w.iter.
The Newlands resolution provid
ing for the annexation of Hawaii
was adopted Wednesday by th';
House bv' a vote of 2JJ to '.). KLh
teen Democrats , voted for 'annex i
tion, and three Republicans voted
Sister Mary Wilberforc . nn,itg
of t u"e Red 'Cross, has Virrivcd
Kingston, Jamaica, ha vim' been x
pelled from Havana by (!c-u. Blanco.
She says the conditions in Havana
are indescribable, and that deaths
from starvation are occurring dally
among the civil population. Many
Ameiicans and Cubans are in prir-nri
and there is danger that the Cubans
may be massacred.
Engine' and Thresher for Sale.
One ten horse portable U iliinoni
engine, and a olxlT inch (Sa;ir-Sc.tf
Co., thresher for sale. Sccoud-iiiiint
but in good condition. Kor terms
apply to Ckaih Cakkiaok Co. if
I will otfer for sale to the ' iiiest
bidder, for cash, Saturd iy, July 2.;
1S9S, the late Wilson Tuclit-r In. in
place. Weht Sixth streit. next to.
I Presbyterian Church, liuilding in'
zoou rriiflir; iuiko nn, jmm dui ;
houses and cistern. Or will si ll be
tween now and then pri v.itt ly.
Ttiirht reserved to reject tiny or all
bids. For further information call
on me at my otlice next door west
of Piioenix H nk.
i jun;7-3;' W. F. Tickkr, Extr.
P R ESI! T -1) A Y THOUGHTS.
SI all we continue along the line of
the closing thought of last week's let
ter? It was that the end of the war will
leavens with a very much extended
horizon of duty and opportunity and
temptation. It is with us, as with the
mountain climber, that the upward step
shows us what we had not seen before.
As I pointed out some weeks ago, the
unselfish motive that impelled us to in
terfere with Spain, was in advance of
anything we had yet attempted in ex
emplifying the (iolden Rule; and it
would have been strange indeed, if it
had failed to return with interest to the
great, kindly, national heart.
Hut we are hereafter to be more close
ly watched by the great nations of the
earth; and no longer with mere curi
osity and idle surmisings as to the dur
ability of our experiment in self-government.
The future will have in it for
them a lingering fear as to what the
years to come conceal of impulsive ac
tion on our part, and of real danger to
the nations, that have hitherto known
us only in distant fashion. From be
ing a remote and unarmed nation
whose governmental vagaries could be
smiled at, and whose boastful vaporings
could be despised, we are transformed
into an essential instrument in the
great concert of nations.
Our temptation will be to play our
part in that concert, guided by the ac
thing of those to our right or to our left,
instead of by the motions of the great
conductor before whom the greatest
nations are merely,
"Valiant dust that builds on dust."
Our temptation will be to plume our
selves on fighting ability, and interpret
it into a guarantee of permanency;
measuring ourselves foolishly by the
standards of other nations that have
risen by material things, lived by them,
and perished by them. Higher thought
is needed now than for our beloved na
"put her trust"
"In reeking tube and Iron-shard."
Our temptation will b to lean on
armies and navies and call them safety.
Yet guiding ourselves by our opponent,
we see that Spain shows these things to
he of small moment unless backed by a
hich purpose. History is proof that
the least of all things for a nation to
trust in is force that is physical instead
of moral and mental. To make na
tional power as vanishing as a sand
rampart in a rising tide, lei us put our
whole trust in rifles that repeat, and in
iron castles that float.
Our temptation will be to descend to
the aggrandising methods of less com
pact nations to take a hand in the
game of grab and call it etatemanship;
unmindful that a "far-flung battle-line"
thins out energy and makes wounding
easy. This will be our strongest temp
tation ; but to yield to it will make us
untrue to the motive that first impelled
us, and will justify the doubts of some
of the European nations regarding the
nobility of our aim.
These are some temptations, O, na-
uon inai nasi oeen tea up into an ex
ceedingly high place! The world with
all its glory lies beneath. If hungry,
thou has it in thy power to stoop and
eat the bread of pride that satisfieth
not. Or there is for thee devotion to
the buhlime consciousness of being set
for moral leadership in a world that is
still too material and too selfish for full
appreciation of the demands of tne cen
tury yet to conic.
our new opportuni ties will be rever
miU of our temptation. It is ours to
r--fw-f imitation of ihe unt i u-, trivial
( evii ciomu of iic aii.,r ho,. lrio.;i
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h i ne of our toilers, in ti Id iind in fac
tory; from the patient hearts of mothm p
an 1 !o -t -on; iMT'O's of ,,ar may
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ia j H-t. rttinity is to show that we
linditio riitt-ii n for lnHstitir, no innt
U r how 'Hiitur v m t ri l u t ion to (lie
. .in f l,i,niii;i liU-itv. It is ours to
sli'i'u a loitinmil ln-'ii'f in the greatness
I "!'mnii;ity. 1 1 is ours to live out ihis
I lu'i i-f so I'lTei'l ii 1 1 1 v i ii-. ! iiii'i s vviioT-e
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oppni tunnies !or a irrt'Ht, uiie, nn act
I., lie teen r.irer, limy H"t tnnil our
m.'i, I Ii i ii Li.s gn v cither discouraged or
nir oi ii tnirty is to show that we
.ire not u'roM i in iti i i.i I in our sinil
ii id.-, of v nl ue. 1 1 U our.- to ti. .'.are lii;.t
t lie OX I . i l 1 1 1 V of jillll is K'n t i he coll -
s;d -rt I ; 1 1 n propt i. iy of ii. tion; tlutt
wlmt is morally iirmiu cannot be
nationally rilit; that it in better t he
ritfht limn to be powelli;!; but better
stiil to ho powerful and l iu'lit. Kurllier
more it is ours to declare that our only
liht is for the cloaring out of dark
placed of ignorance in order to lot in a
(;reat light of a new liberty; that we
shall not seek to extend our domain by
any method that partakes of trickery;
that we shall only so lonir as is neces
ary t'r ihtir permanent independence,
iciain our hold upon the Unds we free;
aid hi. al ly that we ,-luil I not for.'et our
h (i.tl lie-in ration re a iiaiii the consent
of t lie governed as 1 Ho be.-t of govern
These times ai e loir with fate,
erations of men yet unburn, will
whei:.erwetHke act , ihat ti.siutt-
v.-;.:- or hind p..:. 'tut Nc week let
us in km. tly spirit d.. :i..- lite Anglo-
A UK-riiMil alliance jae ioil.
ITJelennori, Anderson Foster.
0m BIB SJILE IH THE AJQIEX
Next Satnrdav. June 18.
Manhattan Xcgligec Shirts. Thirteen and one-sixth
dozens 158 shirts. The most of them were $2.00 each;
the others were $1.50 each. Some without collars, some
with detached collars and some with collars attached. Sizes
14 to i6, though there are only a few size 15. Oil Sale
Next Saturday Morning at 9Sc each.
If any of these Shirts are left over from Saturday 's Sale,
you can have them next week at same price.
We are adding to that yune
Suits. What's the use in paying an ordinary ptice for an
ordinary suit, when an ordinary price will buy an extraordi
nary suit off of this counter?
Cents a Suit. Suits that were
$5.90. We've added more for
NEXT MONDAY IN THE MAIN STORE.
Fine Organdies at a Sacrifice.
Childrens' Ready-made Dresses at Half.
Ladies' Shirt Waists, with a third off.
Fine White Crochet guilts at 95c each.
Here are the details:
Ten Patterns of 10 yards each, of the most exquisite French.
Printed Organdies, in Floral
rhese are the Bun Tons, the exclusive
family and were priced low at $3.90
Next Monday Morning, $2.18 Pattern.
Fifty Pieces French Printed Organdies. in light and
dark grounds, and dainty Floral Designs, first cousins to the ten patterns
named above. These have been until now, 25c a yard.
This Lot Next Monday Morning, 15c yard.
Ladies' Ready-made Shirt Waists. All the new $1.00 and
90c Shirt Waists, made this season,
Printed Madras, Lawns, etc., and made by two of the best makers known.
This Lot Next Monday 69c each.
New line Swiss Embroideries and Insertinp-s in
Something like a hundred styles to choose from.
If you see it in our ad. it's so.
tlcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
THE STARS AND STRIPES.
(Continued from First Tnge.)
crew. T venture to say that a more
lirave and during thing bus not been
limn- since Gushing blew up the Al
lieiimrU'. "liHerring to the inspiring letter
which ymi addressed to the ofhcer
at the bpumninir of th war, I :un
shim you will ullVr h suitable pro
fi nMiittal reward to Mr. llobsoii uud
TKOOrS FINALLY LEAVE.
Ieirtiir of 1 5.OO0 Soldier For Cuba
Washington, June 13 It wag
formally announced at the War De
partment this morning that the first
military expedition had lft Key
We.t at dayliiftit to-day, bound for
Santiago. All day yesterday there
was tt lively conference between the
olllcials of the Navy and War De
partments, and after an all-day ses
sion the War Hoard completed its
plans for convoying the troop trans
ports. Maj. Oen. Khafter, who com
mands this expedition, has with
him a force of 77:5 officers and 14,o(4
The best that th ' department
could do at this time in the way of
supplying the cavalry contingent of
the expedition was to Include among
the tro,.ps one squadron of the
Second United Htates cavalry, fully
mounted, with nine officers and 2S0
The troops will arrive off 8antia?n
I Thursday morning at the latest,
i ivirring storms or accidents, and the
! landing probably will take place on
; the afternoon of that day or Friday
I billowing, as Admiral Sampnon is
i extremely anxious to re-enforce the
! no all body of marines now ashore
I nt (iiiatitanamo Hay.
j ('apt. Taylor, of the battleship In
tli.ina, is in command of the naval
; convoy fleet which accompanies the
ii an-poi i si;ips. Issues the In
liiitiaoiie other blittleship and a
first class cruiser accompany the
Hoy of thu Third Trmiraare Show
In Miam lint tie.
Cir attanooo a, June 11. The
Third Tennessee and the Eighth
New York won the honors in (Jen
tirant' battle exercise to-day. The
TeuiieHee boys won rounds of
j appose as they moved in perfect
. accord in respond to commands
and deployed tlit-ir r inks in strict
aud pel feet order. .Six regiineuts
Bat gain Counter of Men's
Five Dollars and Ninety
$12.50, $10.00, $8.50. Now
Designs, and some have satin stripes.
Cre ne de la Creme of the Organdie
and $4 80 Pattern.
every one of them. Sizes 32 to 38.
More of the Children's Ready-made
Dresses, made of Gingham, Penangs, Lawns
etc. For ases 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. Next Monday
again divide the price by S. Prices are 2!c, 89c,
60c, 59c, 85c, 89c and up to $1.98c.
Next Monday again, just half of
White Crochet Quilts. Another case of
half a hundred, very heavy, White Crochet Quilts,
full size, and hemmed ready for use, At $1.50 each
you wouldn't be cheated, though good reliable
stores would ask you $1.25 for them.
This Lot next Monday morning,
wer- engaged in the exercise.
The boys are cherishing a hope
that they will form a part of the
next Cuban invading expedition,
and if they keen up the lick struck
to-day they will certainly be of the
OFF FOR THE WEST.
Wliltthorne anil Ills UecrutU Leave
For San FrancUco.
Yesterday's American said : liThe.
135 recruits for the First Tennessee
Regiment will leave the union depot
this afternoon at 4 o'clock, under
the command nf Capt. W. J. Whit
thorne and Lieuts. 11. E. N. Martin
and Sparkman. They go on a
special train of five tourist sleepers
and one baggage car, over the Nash
ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Rail
road, io Memphis, thence to Kansas
City, Mo., and from there by the
Santa Fe Route through southern
California to San Francisco. Thev
expect to make the trip In forty
eight hours' Ipss timo than the regi
ment. Capt. Whitthorne will be in
command and Lieut. Martin will
act as Quartermaster."
Among the number who went up
from Columbia to volunteer were:
Frank Whitthome, John Wilson.
Martin Taylor, Norman Batts and
Garwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains
Hunter to Miss Ristora
Hugh D. CaiiiDhell to Ml su Pnllia
J- M. FowW to Miss Hettie Ridge.
FOR YEARS CURED
TWO REMARKABLE CASES.
tt? ""'"."sesulTerrrfrom Ecama
iL" 6 years- I tried ini'uicincs. four doo.
tor,, one a specialist In skiu dit cases, with no
Mof CriI1,'"- A1 u''hi? three bot
CCTVn iT. 1 f ,JLVENT. one box of
CEO. A. LOWE, W7 Market St., I'hil-.ra.
vhi1,'.,5.r77T'a fr Icn J"- n1 " "- all.
H la a l.a; state. Three lricr,rs of m'v Lack
, o . 1 Tme,',M- hnt c' r-"t pet cured. I
CvfiJlf???' 9'-" Ave Sof
L ING, 325JW ilton Ave., Torouto, Can.
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ri h m,,w't ,u,,"or H' I'tthi wtih