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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1898.
Publisntd by the Herald Pobliihing Co.
BUB 'HIPTION BATES:
In the County tl.00.
Oat of the County 1.26.
Catered at the post-office at Columbia, Ten
nessee aa second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
HON.' BENTON McMILLIN.
For Railroad Commissioners,
N. W. Baptist, J. N. McKenzie, T. L
For Circuit Court Judge,
Election, Thursday, August 4, 18!.
The u-eneral August election is but
three weeks in the future now, and
all who are interested in good gov
ernment should begin to inquire
concerning the several candidates,
that they may be prepared to make
an intelligent choice between them.
The County Democratic Executive
Committee has said that there is no
politics in the county offices, and as
we have no nominees the Hkkai.d is
taking no part, and will take none,
further than to advise all alike, of
whatever political predilections, to
vote for such men as they would
choose to handle their own private
affairs. Good government . must
necessarily depend upon the charac
ter of men who are elected to office,
and for that reason men of sober
habits, good morals and business
attainments should be preferred.
But in the Circuit Judge race the
Democrats have a nominee, and
that nominee ia entitled to their
support. He was not afraid to sub
mit his claims first to the Demo
crats of his own county, and they
preferred him over a worthy op
ponent. Then he went before the
people of the district, and again
won a hard fought honorable vic
tory. He has every right and reason,
therefore, to expect the loyal sup
port of every voter who calls him
self a Democrat.
Not only that, but personally he
is above reproach and eminently
capable for the responsible position
he seeks; and as neither the Repub
licans, Populists nor Prohibitionists
have a candidate in the field, we
commend with our hearty endorse
ment, and with the hearty endorse
ment of the Columbia bar, for their
favorable consideration, Judge Sam
"The mills of the gods grind slow,
but they grind exceeding small."
The great Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, will return to the
government every dollar of that
288,000 obtained by fraud and de
ception, and the Book Agents who
aided and abetted the lobbyist, will
be put upon trial and relegated to
the ranks. We know not how nor
when, but we have sufficient faith
in the consecrated manhood of the
Methodist Church, to hazzard this
prediction. It would bankrupt the
church of all spiritual power, either
to retain this money or to retain in
their present positions the men who
bo "adroitly" procured it.
The report from Memphis is that
Mr. McMillin, when he becomes
Governor, will recommend that the
fees of coal oil inspectors in coun
ties the size of Shelby and David
son, shall not exceed f'2,500. That i
good as far as it goes ; but it does not
go far enough. Why pay a man
$2,500, for what the state can have
done just as well for $250. Any
number of good men and true Dem
ocrats will inspect for Davidson or
Shelby for $250 per year, and if re
form is a good thing, why not go at
it in earnest. .
It is a sacrilege and a shame that
Rose Hill Cemetery, the sucred City
of the Dead, should be made a
pleasure resort and devoted to park
purposes as it 's every pretty Sun
day afternoon; and it is the duty of
the Trustees to have this tresspass
ing upon the rights and feelings of
Ihe lot holders stopped. The atten
tion of the Trustees have been sev
eral times called to this abuse, and
if not attended to now, a meeting of
the lot holders should be called to
Inquire the reason why.
Mr. McKinley and his War
Board at Washington have not given
the command "fire" yet. They have
done all their fighting on maps and
over the wires. Dewey struck the
first blow, without their knowledge
or consent. Shafter struck the sec
ond, prematurely, it was said, and
Cervera forced the fighting on
Schley. If it had been left to the
peace-at-any-price party of which
Mr. McKinley is the head not a
gun would have been fired to this
Eki.k Taylor's letter from Camp
Merritt, uear San Francisco, Cal.,
will tell the boys at home what an
easy (?) time the soldier lad has in
camp life, to say nothing of the
dangers of the battle field.
The starving reeoucentrados, oh,
where are they!
Dewey called the German gun
boat down, and she stood no longer
upon the order of her going, but
went. Dewey is a daisy.
Mr. G. N. Tillman has declined
to lead the Republican hosts for a
second time to defeat. He is that
much wiser than some men we
Dewey continues to hoist the
American flag over a new island or
two every day or so. The Strategy
Board should be careful to keep
Dewey well supplied with flags.
J. W. Dean, County Court Clerk
of Robertson County, committed sui
cide at Springfield last Friday by
shooting himself through the head.
Financial troubles are supposed to
have been the cause.
President McKinley makes
this point. He says this war was
started for "humanity sake, and it
would be inhuman to place the cap
tured colonies under Spanish rule
again." There is something in that.
The Nashville papers report that
last Sunday was about the first time
in years that the police have suc
ceed in stopping the Sunday selling
of whisky. Because it is the first
time in years that they have tried.
. m t
Members of the Executive Com
mittee of the National Democratic
party (goldbug) of Tennessee, held a
conference in Nahville last Satur
day and decided to discontinue the
organization of the party In this sec
tion. Requiescat in pace.
The British press, almost without
exception, gives way to lavish praise
of American ships, gun and gunners.
They say that though France's fleet
is rated ten times stronger than the
American, the latter probably would
win in case of war between the two
Since it develops from Gen. Shaf
ter's official report that in his attack
upon Santiago only 182 were killed
outright, his critics have not been
so loud with their mouths. Shafter
went to Cuba to fight; and when
men join the army the chances are
that some of them will get killed.
Our government has proposed to
send Gen. Toral's forces back to
Spain, if they will surrender, rather
than sacrifice the lives of some of
our men and butcher the Spaniards.
That is the most christian, magnan
imous offer ever made by a con
quering army to a starving, helpless
foe, and if accepted and acted upon
will win encomiums from the world
We should be elad to see the
Washington rumor officially con
firmed, that "the President will
consider no peace proposition until
it comes directly from Spain." That
is, that he will ignore the alleged
friendly officers of Queen Victoria
and the Pope. And in that he is
right. This is none of their fight;
and somehow, for reasons satis
factory to protestant America, we
prefer to settle it without either the
Queen's friendly offi ;es or the
Pope's meddling interference.
The County Court meets Monday
to elect a successor to the late W. R
McKennon as Register, and as one
of the candidates before them they
will have the name of Mr. Geo. E
McKennon for their consideration
Mr. McKennon, who is the Ad'
miuistrator of his father s estate,
wants the office for the short unex
pired term for the benefit of his
mother, and that he may have a
better opportunity of looking into
the affairs of the office and collect
lug therefrom what Bmall gums for
work performed may be already
due. It seems to us that this is
courtesy the Court can well afford
to show to the widow of so pure a
man and one so universally loved
as our late Register, and especially
so when the appliqant for the place
is so eminently qualified to perform
the duties thereof.
Of the Second Tennessee Regiment, Court
MurtlHled for Drunkenness.
Washington, July 14. Chaplain
K. 8. harris, of the Second Teuues
see Regiroeut, is in his tent await
ing court-martial trial upon the
charges of drunkenness. The story
of Chaplain Harris' downfall will
create tremendous surprise in West
Tennessee, where he was well
known, being a nephew of the late
Senator Harris and pastor of the
leading Methodist Church in Jack
son. SANCTUM SENTIMENTS.
It is now intimated that although
Havana will not be attacked until
"after the rainy season," steps are
to be soon taken to relieve the starv
ing reeoucentrados. What starving
reeoucentrados? We were told that
they were all starving two months
ago, when we went to war to relieve
them. How long does it take a re
concentrado to sturvt? Courier
Jouriutl. Wheat Drills.
Give your order quick if you want
a Hoosier. See
tf KATTKKHKM) & Doiso".
Got any Fruit Jars?:
Yes, mam, at !K) cents per dozen,
we can ive you the best self-seal-inir
half gallon jars.
Well, that is cheaper than I have
been offered them, so you 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 10 pounds for $1.00.
Send mefl.OO worth by same route.
Are you still selling soap at 25c per
Yes, mam. -
Send me two dozen.
How about sugar?
We are selling ltfpouuds of Gran
ulated, or 18 pounds of Clarified, or
20 pounds of O. K. Sugar for $1 00.
We also have just received a fresh
supply of all kinds of Teas.
Well, your iroods are all bo 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.
Please 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
i Cltl'ens"Phone 141.
Yellow Jack Takes a Hand
and the Decisive Blow
MUST BE STRUCK AT ONCE.
Gen. Shafter Has Not Been Wasting Time;
From Hay to Buy Our Lines Extend For
Eight Allies In a Semi-Circle.
Courier-Journal Office, Louisville,
Ky., 2 a. m., Thursday, July 14. The
appearance of yellow fever in one of
the camps near Santiago will proba
bly put an end to parleying under
flags of truce and lead the American
commander to make good his re
peated threat to bombard the city at
once, unless It is surrendered. At
noon to-day, according to the latest
announcement, Gen. Shafter will
open upon Santiago with every gun
and the fleet will help.
Gen. Shafter was not satisfied with
Gen Toral's reply to his third de
mand for unconditional surrender,
made on Monday. Gen. Toral's an
swer was given Tuesday night, after a
delay of nearly a day and a half. He
refused to surrender and curtly told
Gen. Shafter to come and take ban
tiago when he got ready.
Apparently Gen. Shafter was not
ready, for dispatches to the War
Department yesterday from both
Shafter and Miles report another
long conference with Toral, another
request from Toral for time to con
sult Madrid, and another extension
of the truce until noon to day.
No Time Wasted.
Although Gen. Shafter has. been
indulgent to the Spanish General in
the matter of truce, he has made
good use of the time, and it is prob
able that he has really needed the
time to complete the disposition of
his forces, lie still has less artillery
than he would like, but the lines
have been much strengthened while
the parleying was goinu on. Touch
ing the bay above and below the
city, the American lines now ex
teud around the city in the shape of
a semi-circle for a distance of eight
miles. The western suburbs of the
city are occupied by Gen. Lawton's
meu, re-enforced by several volun
teer regiments. It is believed the
final attack will be made on the
right, which is also the point at
which the enemy is most likely to
try to escape. The men are anxious
to get at the enemy, preferring to
face bullets rather than yellow
fever in the wet trenches.
Washington is much concerned
over the reports of yellow fever
and has urged the commanding
General to lose no more time in
parleying, but to strike at once.
Fourteen Cases of Yellow Fever.
The War Department yesterday
made public a statement showing
that yellow fever had broken out at
the field hospital near Siboney pre
vious to July 11. Onthatdav there
were fourteen cases, which were
insolated. Since then other cases
have developed. No mention is
made of any fatalities and the War
Department is cautious in giving
out any news on the subject.
In response to advice sought at
Washington, Maj. Gen. Miles has
declined to assume responsibility for
feeding 18 000 refugees 6ent out of
Santiago by the Spaniards. Thy
are starving to death, and some have
Watson's Squadron Will be Strengthened.
Commodore Watson's squadron is
to be strengthened so that it can de
stroy what remainb of Spain's navy.
He will have the battleships Oregon,
Massachusetts and Iowa, three or
four protected cruisers, lour con
verted cruisers and an abundance of
colliers. He has transferred his flag
to the Oregon.
I'reiiiier SK": Fiends for IViu-e.
Premier Sagasta has repeated that
the time for peace is at hand. The
general impressien seems to be in
Madrid as in all Spain that with the
fall of Santiago the best elforts of
Spain will have been made. Many
of the leading diplomats of that
country are putting on a bold Trout,
but they have little behind them.
There appears to be nothing in the
talk of interference by the Powers
and a crisis is expected before many
more days shall have passed.
The Cuban Coast Blockaded.
The extension of the blockade of
the Cuban coast is said to be a suc
cess, and no material aid in the way
of food or supplies is reaching the
Fourth Tennessee HeKlment Complete.
The Fourth Tennessee Regiment
is now complete. The last company
was mustered yesterday. Much en
thusiasm was manifested over the
Hlanco Tired of Life.
Jose Bocilino Blanco, a sailor re
cently In the employ of the Cuban
Junta, has arrived at Key West
from Havana. He thinks Havana
harbor could not be entered by
American vessels, aa heavy chains
and torpedoes have been placed
across the entrance. He thinks
Bahia Honda, about fifty miles west
of Havana, would offer least resist
ance. The same sailor reports that
Capt. Gen. Blanco attempted suicide
when he heard of Cervera's defeat.
Including Nearly all of the Eastern
Part of Cuba.
The Principal Condition is the Return
of the Spanish Prisoners to
Their Own Country.
Washington, July 14. The Ad
jutant General has received the
following from Playa del Este:
Adjutant General, Washington
Have just returned from interview
with Gen. Toral. He agrees to sur
render upon the basis of beinar re
turned to Spain. This proposition
embraces all of eastern Cuba from
Asseradaros, on the south, to Sagua,
on the north, via Palma. with prac
tically the Fourth Army Corps. Com
missioners meet this afternoon at
2:30 to definitely arrange the terms.
W. B. Shafter, Major General.
Adjt.-Gen. Corbin announced that
Santiago had surrendered soon after
Gen. Shafter's dispatch was re
ceived, the telegram showing that
the Spaniards had agreed to our
terms. Only the details remain
to be adjusted.
The Spanish forces involved in
the capitulation at Santiago will not
be taken back to Spain in American
vessels unless there is an official
pledge for the safety of our crafts
and their crews. Secretary Alger
had no hesitancy in saying to-day
that he doubted if Spain wanted the
prisoners brought back there, and
said that if transported in our own
vessels and without some agreement
with the Spanish representative,
Spain would not refrain from seiz
ing them. It is a very knotty
problem which will be tackled by
the commissioners arranging the
capitulation under the direction of
The War Department has notified
Gen. Shafter that his plans are ap
proved so far as they have been
made known and are the result of
orders, including the shipment of
the Spanish troops to Spain.
The statement that Spain's propo
sition embraces all Eastern Cuba,
from Asseraderos to Sagua, is im
portant in that it shows the surren
der to embrace all the harbor and
contiguous territory of Santiago. It
does not include Holguin and Man
zanillo, where the Spaniards are re
ported to have considerable bodies
of soldiers, as those places are to the
west of the surrendered zone.
To Occupy Santiago.
Washington, July 14. Secretary
Alger says that an unconditional
surrender has already taken place
and that troops will occupy San
To (he People of Mauri County:
I am a candidate for Register, and
respectfully solicit your support at
the approaching August election. I
rest mv claims upon two proposi
tions; first, my capacity to discharge
the duties of the office, and second,
that I nepd it for the support of my
family. If these claims appeal to
you and you honor me with the
trust, I promise you one and all that
I will faithfully, impartially,
promptly and conscientiouely dis
charge my official duties.
jull5 3t T.E.Lipscomb.
J. L. Ill' I TON, President.
COLUMBIA MILL & ELEVATOR CO. Mg
In the maiket the year round
H-ll -hiin.. (SO.
till UV l'boue CO.
ITcIennon, Anderson 2j Easter.
The Interest Keeps Up
don't soon tire
ally when they
day needs. Don't understand us to say that we are selling
everything in the store at cost. We're not; we want you to
still have faith in what you see in our advertisements, and
it would take more than a Clearing Sale to make us sell
everything at Cost.
While we are selling lots of things at a profit, there are
many things now that go with almost no regard to cost.
ODD LOTS, or
LOTS THAT ARE TOO LARGE.
These are the Spots where good business says cut, and cut
deep. For instance: All the Children's Colored Ready
made Dresses for ages 2 to 12, arc now just half price.
All the Ladies' Ready-made Skirts, in colors, are now
just half price.
All the Ladies' Black Ready-made Skirts, arc HOW
priced at a third off.
AeJ Here are Some Specials for
An Important Counterful of Thin
Wash Goods. About 25 pieces. Som
of them were some were 10c,
and some were bought to sell at 15c.
This Counter Next .Monday 5c a yard.
And here's a few more of that lot
of Fine French Organdies, Lappets,
etc., etc., that we told you about last
week. We dou't mind telling you
that we bought this lot of goods
from Messrs. Arnold, Constable &
Co., New York, and early in the sea
son they asked us 21c and 27?gC a
yard for the same goods. This lot
next Monday, 15c a yard.
And the Mnen Towels go again next
Monday. Linen Glass Towels, Red
Borders, Plain Fringe. Size, 18x34
Inches. Next Monday 22c a pair, in
place of 3oc.
White Linen Huck Towels, hemmed,
no fringe. Size, 18x32Ja inches.
Next Monday, 35c a pair, in place of
If you see it in our ad.
McKennon, Anderson & Foster.
We put them on old or new wheels in a SINGLE DAY.
Over 60.000 sets in use. Your local carrlaire dealers and
manufacturers can furnish you with any information re
girding our tires. (The Rubber Tire Wheel Company's
NASHVILLE RUBBER TIRE CO:,
221 North College Street, Nashville, Tenn.
Long Distance Telephone 1520. iuw2i
W. A. DALE, Vlce-Pre.iilent.
for grain, in any quantity, delivered at
500,000 BUSHELS OF
of saving money, more especi
are saving it on their every
And In The Annex.
Men's $10.00 and $8.50 Suits are now $5.90
Men's $15, $16 50 and $18 Suits are now $9.75
Boys' $8.50 Suits, for ages 14 to 19 are
Neil Monflay, July tie 18ft.
Fine Linen Damask Towels, white,
salmon, blue and red borders, hem
med and finished with drawn work.
Size, 20x40 Inches. Next Monday, 4Sc
a pair, in place of 75 cents.
Sea Island Domestic. One bale,
1007 yards of a pretty smooth quality
of yard-wide Sea Island Domestic
Next Monday, 4 l-2c a yard, in place
7 1-2 cents.
Unbleached 10-4 Sheeting. That
is, it's marked "10-4 Gold Medal
Sheeting," but itonly measures from
76 to 80 inches wide, wide enough
for any ordinary bed, and a good
quality. There's just one bale of it
and it goes next Monday at 12 l-2c a
Unbleached Drilling. -A well-known
mill tried to make some heavy Un
bleached Drilling, and didn't make
it heavy enough. They sent us a 5(H)
yard bale as a sample. It's 28 inches
wide and next Mommy you can buy it
at 4 l-2c a yard.
JR. L. McKI.NNKY, Sec. & Treat,
Elpvator or any R. R. Station.