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TIIE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1818.
Pnbiisntd by the lltrald Publuhing Co.
BUB 'RIPTION rates:
In the County II. oo.
Out of the County 1.26.
tttered at the post-office at Columbia, Ten
nested at teoond-clasi mail matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
HON. ItEXVON McMILLIN.
For Railroad Commissioners,
N. VV. Baptist, J.N. McKexzik, T. L
For Circuit Court Judge,
Election, Thursday, August 4, 1898.
And Admiral Schley, he
Southern man, also.
Shakter pleads in vain for more
men. The lazy officials at Wash
ington are not to be hurried.
The army and navy are all right,
but the strategy board and the
Washington contingent are chumps.
The Nashville Rainier is not
pleased with the Democratic plat
form. That is real strange, isn't it?
Congressman Cox is a candidate
for re-election. The Herald is
authorized to make this statement,
positively and unequivocally.
In Spain, where the code duello
is still in vogue, this war is regarded
merely a? a duel between nations;
and some of their papers argue that
it is ungent'emanly to continue the
war to the death that an exchange
of shots was all that was intended.
What bombastic fools those folks
Cervera will be in no hurry for
his exchange. Knowing the cruel
treachery of his people as he does,
he doubtless feels safer for the pres
ent in prison, than he would in the
streets of Madrid. Cervera te gal
lant and daring, but why he went
into the hole and why he came out,
Will be questions hard for him to sat
As a matter of fact Sampson had
very little to do with the flght.
Schley commanded the squadron
and shouid be accorded the pi also.
Sampson would doubtless have done
as well if he had been in position;
but that he was not, is his misfortune
and not Schley's fault. Let the
honors go where they belong, and In
this distribution Lleut.-Commander
Wainright, of the yacht Gloucester,
should not be forgotten.
The Peoples' Party of Tennessee
have met in convention in Nash
ville and nominated R. N. Richard
son of Williamson county, for Gov
ernor. They also adopted a plat
form, one plank of which the
Herald endorses; to-wit: "We
favor the absolute prohibition of
the liquor traffic, state and nation."
There is a large element in the
Democratic party favoring this same
prohibition; and if the Pro
hibitionists and People's Party
would join this element and capture
a Democratic State convention,
they might accomplish something.
Congressman Carmack's speech
at the Fourtli of July celebration in
Nashville last Monday, was one of
the many good things vouchsafed
the American people that day. We
regret that Dewey and Hhafter and
Sampson and Schley have so over
whelmed us as to crowd Carmack
out. His speech was forceful, elo
quent, logical; choice in diction,
sound in doctrine. The Banner ob
jects to it because it meant some
thing. The plutocratic-corpora-tionists
round about Nashville
should learn not to call upon Car
mack for meaningless words; Bas
ket would be a better man. Car
mack says what he means and
means what he says. He has opin
ions and dares express them. His
utterances are always untimely to
the class represented by the Banner,
because he would remind the people
in season and out of season, what
the Banner would have them for
get; that is, the plain, simple I)e-'
mocracy of our fathers. He is op
posed to the strange doctrine of
these adventurous times. He fa
vored the resolution declaring war
for freedom and humanity's sake;
but he i opposed to that resolution
being used as authority for a war of
conquest, rapine and plunder. He is
opposed to entangling alliances witli
any nation on earth, and believes
tuat this couutry is big enough
t ) work out its own glorious destiny.
Taese were "untimely" thoughts
of course! To the Banner and its
ilk there will never come a time
when such words are timely. And
yet, to the patriot who loves this
country, its republican government
and democratic doctrines; who
would save it from the blighting
curse of corporation rule and be
queath it to the descendants of tjje
fathers who felled it primeval for
ests, there is no time or place when
euch a herald is not welcome.
AMERICAN PROWESS. i
e glorious achievements on land 1
sea by the American army and 1
navy is not only a matter of pride
and congratulation to all loyal and
patriotic citizens of this country, but
the world stands lost in wonder and
Admiral Dewey's brilliant victory
at Manila, where he destroyed the
Spanish fleet and captured the city
without the loss of a man, or ship,
stands alone in the history of war
fare. So remarkable was it, so alto
gether in a class by itself, that spec
ulation was busy looking for the
cause; and not a few who failed to
look far and deep enough, called it
But no less brilliant than Dewey's
victory, is Admiral Schley's splendid
accomplishment near Santiago last
Sunday, where the Spaniards fought
desperately to the death. They
showed no sign of fear, no faltering;
they rushed headlong from tempor
ary security to almost certain anni
hilation, and they fought as freemen
flght, without thought of surrender,
until their ships carried many of
them down to a watery grave. They
fought that battle as courageously
as the Americans did; and yet, with
the loss of but one man, the Ameri
cans annihilated their ships and
captured, wounded or killed their
And was this "luck" also? Is the
God of war called lu ck? There is a
better answer, we think.
A war correspondent writing from
the scene, says:
"The Spaniards, when they found
they would be permitted to live, rolled
their cigarettes and began playing
cards among themselves and made the
best of the situation."
And that tells the story in a nut
shell. The Spanish people, arro
gant, wicked, proud and haughty,
cruel and oppressive, have spent
their lives "rolling cigarettes, play
ing cards and mating the bestof the
situation," until their luxurious liv
ing has brought them to their doom.
While the Americans were at tar
get practice, the Spanish were at the
bull flirht. While the one was en
during the tropical sun and study
ing the long distance range, the
other wus rolling his cigarette to
"the lascivious pleasing of a lute."
While our navy in times of peace
has been preparing for effectiveness
in war, the selfish indulgence of the
Spaniard was claiming his siesta,
until now when the crucial time
conies, ne cannot hit a barn door at
It is with nations as it is with
men; "as ye sow, so shall ye reap."
THE ri HUSHING HOUSE CLAIM.
The Book Committee of the Meth
odist Church, South, has made pub
lic a very long statement relative to
this claim, and the misleading tele
grams sent by Barbee & Smith to
Senators Pasco and Bate. This
statement, like these famous tele
grams, is adroitly worded, and one
must read it closely to separate the
facts from the argument. The argu
ment is good; the facts are bad, and
for the life of us we cannot see how
that committee of experienced, in
telligent, christian men could
unanimously agree iu the con
clusions they reached.
We are truly glad that the matter
is not left absolutely in the hands of
that Committee. We are glad there
is a higher power, ani that that
power is true to the right. The
Bishops of the Church, referring to
this statement of the Book Com
mittee, have also made public their
conclusion, which reads as follows:
"We have had submitted to us the
foregoing paoer of the Hook Commit
tee, which we believe to be a correct
and explicit statement of the facts in
volved, and as the committee appears
to have no legal authority to take tr.e
action proposed below, we, as Bishops
of the Methodist Kpiscopal Church,
South, make the following statement:
"While realHrming the justness of our
claim, payment of which has been
sought for twenty-live years, we insist
that the church cannot afford to accept
it as a gratuity or on conditions that
reflect upon its honor. Inasmuch,
therefore, as some Senators have af
firmed on the tloor of the Senate, that
they were induced to support th claim
by misleading statements on the part
of the representatives of the church
statements, however, which did not ef
fect the merits of our claim we hereby
give this assurance; that if the Senate,
by atllrmative action declares that the
passage of the bill was due to such mis
leading statements, we will take the
proper steps to have the entire amount
returned to the Clovernment."
This has the right ring about it,
and is signed by the nine Bishops of
the Church They affirm the "just
ness of our claim," but will not "ac
ctptitasa gratuity, or on condi
tions that reflect upon the honor of
the Church." They will wait for no
legal proceeding, no compulsion, no
demand even; a simple resolution,
declaring that the Senate was de
ceived or misled, and'tho entire
amount will be returned to the Gov
ernment. That is the kind of prompt, posi
tive action that will win from the
world its highest confidence aud re
spect, and that is the kind of sturdy,
straightforward religion that will
invoke the blessings of God upon
The several aspiring gentlemen
of Giles who are willing to 6erve
their country in the Congress of
the-te United States," are trying to
clear the Held of each other. But as
ye uoue of them have cleared.
1 ii II J
Got any Fruit Jars?
Yes, mam, at !H) cents per dozen,
we can give you the best self-sealing
half gallon jars.
Weil, that is cheaper than I have
been offered them, so vou can send
me 4 dozen at once by your "Fly-
What is your price on 4-X Coffee
Well, we are selling it this week
at ID pounds for $l.m.
Send me $1.00 worth by same route.
Are you still selling soap at 20c per
, Send me two dozen.
How about sugar?
We are selling Iff pounds of Gran
ulated, or 1H pounds of Clarified, or
20 pounds of O. K. Sugar for $100.
We also have just received a fresh
supply of all kinds of Teas.
W ell, your voods are all so cheap
and so nice, and I need so many
things, I will come to the store and
give you a large order.
Thank you, mam.
Pleases remember we buy all ?
kinds of Country Produce at the
highest market price.
Is that so? I will send all of mine
and tell my friends to go to
Bell ThonelllS. NICHOLS.
Citizens' 'rhone 141.
Rev. T. J. Duncan, writing from
Taylor, Texas, a private note to the
Herald, thinks we did Dr. Hoss of
the Christian Advocate some in
justice in our last issue ; and a re
reading of the Advocate's editorial
persuades us that possibly we
did. The article in question was
not before us at the time the com
ments were made, and that the Ad
vocate and its editor may have full
benefit of what was said, and that
the Herald may avoid any appear
ance of being unfair in the dis
cussion, we reproduce from the
Advocate that part of the editorial
quoted from. To-wit:
"The proposition which has been
seriously made in some (juarters hat
we should at once, and without condi
tions of any sort, dump the whole $:MS,
000 back into the Federal treasury, is
most unwise. If we were to do so, it
would be said In all coming ages that
we were caught in the act of grand
larceny, and forced under the compul
sion of puhlic opinion to surrender the
booty. For one we are not ready to
take any such step. After the most
minute and careful inquiry, if it should
become apparent that we either hold
anything that does not belong to us, or
anything that we have acquired by im
proper means, then it will be time to
refund. But if such a thing is done at
all, it must be done under conditions
and circumstances that will forever
clear the Church from even the
suspicion of wrongdoing."
Columbia Mill k Elevator Co.,
In the market 365 days in the year
will buy your wheat, one bushel
or one million bushels; for delivery
at any railroad station or at eleva
tor, and always pay top of the mar
ket. Both Citizens and Bell phones,
No. CO. See us before selling. tf
LATEST WAR NEWS.
The officials of Spain gave the
news of Cervera's defeat to the ex
citable populaces in broken doses.
The true report of the battle was
withheld by the officials and news
papers, and at first it was officially
stated that Cervera had escaped
and given the Americans a good
licking; then the announcement
was bulletined that they had lost
two little torpedo boat destroyers;
later on the Dons began to open
their eyes when they were informed
that two of their cruisers were also
destroyed, and finally Sagasta gave
up the ghost and poured the whole
dose down the Spaniards' throats.
From the reports given out at
Madrid it appears that the medicine
is having very bad effects, and riots
among the people are imminent.
President McKinley issued a
proclamation asking the people, in
recognition of the Divine hand that
has favored our cause, to bow their
heads before the throne of grace
and offer thanksgiving to Almighty
God and pray for the speedy restora
tion of peace.
Linares, the Spanish General at
Santiago, still holds out and utterly
refuses to surrender th city to Shaf
tor. Sampson has not entered San
tiago harbor, Morro has not been de
stroyed, and Shafter has not yet
commenced the bombardment of the
city. This was the way matters
stood in those quarters when the
last news reached Washington yes
terday. Shafter is awaiting rein
forcements, and he will not advance
upon the city until these arrive.
The government is supplying his
wants with all possible haste, and
be will doubtless be ready in a few
SPANISH OFFICIALS HESERTIXU.
They Are Crossing Over and Snr.
rendering to Geu. Shafter.
Washington, July 7. Word Is
coming in from the front that bodies
of Spanish soldiers, officers and
men, are emerging from Santiago
and are surrendering to Gen. Shaf
ter. The department thinks there
will be a general surrender by sun
down. The men say that there is
actual starvation in the city, and
that the men are so weak from hun
ger ttat resistance is Impossible.
TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SEA.
French Liner One to the Bottom, Car
rying Over 500 8i.nL With Her.
A dispatch from Halifax, N. 8.,
yesterday, tells of one of the most
appalling ocean disasters in the
annals of the trans-atlantic com
merce, and iu fnct In the history of
steam sailing of the world. On the
morning of July 4. during a thick
fog off Sable Island, the French
liner La Bourgogne, with 725 souls
on board, without a moment's no
tice or warning, was run down by
the iron sailing ship Cramartyshiro,
and sank within half an hour, car
rying with her to the ocean's bottom
over 600 of her passengers and crew;
only 163 being rescued by the crew
of the Cramartybhire, which ship
survived the collision.
The story of the fearful disaster
from the few officers and members
of the crew who were saved is yet
to be told, but if the words of the
passengers who were dragged aboard
the Cramartyshire and later brought
into port by the steamer Gre
cian are to be believed, the last few
minutes on board the .Bourgogne
witnessed some of the most terrible
scene8of horror and cruelty that
have blotted the history of a civil
Instead of the heroic discipline
which so often has been the one
bright feature ot such awful mo
ments, the crew of the steamer
fought like demons forthe life-boats
and rafts, battering the helpless
passengers away from their only
means of salvation, with the result
that the strong overcame the weak,
and the list of 163 saved contains
the name of but one woman.
Mr. James Thomas received and
shipped 10 car of potatoes from
Godwin for the week ending July 4.
Messrs. Polk Godwin and R. B.
Dougherty also shipped several car
loads of wheat.
Mr. R. Gooch, of Mowd, dug 620
barrels of potatoes from 19 acres of
Alexander & Barker, who have a
contract for supplying potatoes to
Uncle Sam's soldiers, have shipped
about 60 cars to Tampa and other
points since the season opened.
Since the first of this week they
have shipped about 25 cars to Tampa,
and also three cars of onions.
Some of Maury county's farmers
are making extraordinarily large
wheat yields this year. Usuallv a
farmer is lucky if he reaps 20 bushels
from an acre, and 30 bushels is con
sidered very good ; but when it comes
to getting 40 bushels he has about
reached the highest notch. Several
farmers in Maury county, however,
have made this enormous yield,
those coming to our notice being,
Henry Pointer, who averaged 40
bushels on 59 acres; Jno. M. Gray,
who made 40 bushels per acre on
several of his fields, and Austin Har
lan, whose 25 acres of land brought
him 1,000 bushels. A large number
of farmers made an average of more
than do bushels to the acre. Will
Ridley threshed 15,000 bushels from
The price of wheat yesterday on
the Columbia market was 65 cents.
Continued from First Page. I
enemy, made last, night, which was
"The behavior of the troops was
"Gen. Garcia reports that he holds
the railroad from Santiago to San
Luis, and has burned a bridge and
removed some rails; also that Gen.
Pando has arrived at Palma, and
that the French Consul, with about
400 French citizens, came into his
lines yesterday from Santiago. I
have directed him to treat them
with every courtesy, possible.
Shaktek, Major General."
THE MOSOl'ITO FLKET.
Three of Ttirlr Number Do Oallnnt
Off Santiago de Cuba, July 2. On
the morning of July 1 the Hist, Hor
net and Wampatuck destroyed a
Spanish gunboat near Cape Cruz.
On the afternoon of the same day
these members of the mosquito fleet
destroyed another war vessel at
Manzanillo. At the latter place a
hot engagement ensued between the
three small American craft and nine
Spanish vessels supported by land
batteries and troops ashore.
One large Spanish torpedo boat
was disabled, three Spanish gun
boats were seriously injured and a
pontoon full of Spanish troops was
sunk, the enemy escaping in boats.
The Hornet was temporarily disa
bled but the only casualties on the
American side were three men
slightly scalded by escaping steam.
The Spanish loss in troops aud sail
ors Is believed to be large.
Rear Admiral Sampson warmly
congratulated Lieuts. L. Young, J.
M. Held and C. W. Jungen, the
commanders respectively of the
Hist, Hornet and Wampatuck, for
their bravery and the successful
tackling of such superior force.
he was ignorant.
Governor of Lftclronen Didn't Know War
A dispatch from Hong Kong says:
"The annexation of the Ladrone Is
lands was marked by a ludicrous in
cident. The Charleston entered the
harbor of Guahan and fired seven
guns at the forts. The Governor
thinking this was a salute, sent word
that he regretted his Inability to re
turn it, as he was without powder.
When informed that he was a pris
onerofwar, he indignantly protest
ed, saying that he had no idea war
had broken out."
Washington, July 7. An official
report from Gen. Shafter says Hob
son and hw seven men have been ex
changed for three Spanish Lieuten
ants anJ fourteen non-commissioned
HcIennon, Anderson Foster.
July Clearing Sale,
, Brings More Important News !
4 CLEARING SALE that clears our shelves is the only
kind of a Clearing Sale that we need. To be sure we
couldn't sell goods this way the year round without
being driven to the free lunch counter, but there are times
when we think its good business to lose.
Next Monday's Specials.
Fifty-two Dozen Linen Towels.
Three Lots of Thin Wash Goods.
Another 1,200 Yards oj Tard-ivide Soft Bleached Do
mestic, at 6c a yard.
Forty Pairs oj Children's Slippers at 25c a pair.
Ladies' Ready-made Skirls, Black and Colored.
Ladies' Fancy Parasols.
And in THE ANNEX,
Men's $5-90 Suits.
Men's $9.75 Suits.
DETAILS FDLL0W :
Three Lots oj Linen Towels. Two from Great Britain
and one ot sturdy German make.
Lot No. 1. Twenty dozen
borders and plain fringe, size
at 35c a pair. Next Monday
Lot No. 2. Twenty dozen splendid Linen Huck Towels,
all white, hemmed, no fringe, size 18x32 inches, and under
present tariff conditions, 50c pair would be fair value. Next
Monday, 35c a pair, 17 I-2C each.
Lot. No. 3. Twelve dozen fine Damask Towels, assort
ed, white, salmon, blue and red borders; size 20x40 inches,
hemmed and finished with drawn work, worth every farth
ing of 75c a pair. Next Monday, 48c pair, 24c each.
Another Lot. Just 1,100 yards this time of that yard
wide, soft finished Bleached Domestic. Next Monday, 6c
a yard. And 10c is nearer
for the same brand.
TIi i 11 Hash (Joods. Twenty pieces
of Pretty Printed Corded Oryandien
in beautiful fresh designs, and in the
early part of the season lOc a yard
was asked for them by the whole
sale houses. We found a New York
house confronted with two diflicul
ties. Too many thin goods, and too
short a time to sell them In. Hence
this lot, next Monday, and until closed,
(ic a yard.
Another Lot from the same house
in pretty blue grounds, with white
figures and plaids, fancy plaids on
light grounds, Lappet weaves, etc.,
etc.. next Monday, 10c a yard. Put
little more than half value.
And Here's Another "conditional"
lot. The condition is, if they arrive
In time they will be on sale next
Monday. A Swell Fifth Avenue
New York house offered us 637 yards
of very hiirh class wash stuff, such
as Fine French Organdies, Scotch
Dimities, etc., etc. The very iden
tical rtutf that they asked us 21c
to 27,c a yard for early in the sea
son, so that we can say for this 537
In The Annex.
Saturday and Monday, and During July.
Men's Splendid $8.50 and $10.00
Suits, now $5.90.
Men's Fine $15.00, $16.50 and
$18.00 Suits, now $9.75.
Boys' Suits, for ages 14 to 19;
value up to $8.50, now $4.90.
If you see it in our ad. it's so.
r.lcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
OUR & &
We've made a deep cut on
Everyining Summerisn. on (III Oflfl Lois,
and on many lots of goods, where quanti
ties are larger than they should be. We
can't begin to tell of all the chances you
have to save here now. The lots enumer
ated, are more in the nature ot fiinger
boards that point you where to come.
Linen Glass Towels, with red
18x34 inches, not a bad towel
22c a pair, 11c each.
the price you ve been payin
yards, next Monday morning, 15c a
yard, proiided they arrive, and they
verc nhipped from 2eiv York on
A Proposition on Ladies' Ready
made Skirts for next Monday, and
until closed. We've just 50 of these
skirts left, 14 are colored and 42 are
black. The colored range in price
from 2.00 to $10.00. Next Monday you
can choose at jnst half price.
The Black Sklrt9 range in price
from $2.00 to $9.00. Next Monday take
one-third off and take choice.
Fancy Parasols. One each, pink,
light blue, and white, and six blacks.
Most of them are of Jap Silk, trim
med with lace, chiffon. Prices are
$2.00 to $5.00 eacii. Next Monday,
choose from them at half.
Fortv Pairs of Children's Oxfords
and One Strap Sandals; sizes from
2lj to 10, with a few missing sizes.
Blacks and tans. Prices were up to
$1.50 a pair. While they last, next
Monday, '2c ajpair.