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THE COLUMBIA HE11ALD: FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1898.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
sub rivtion rates:
la the County l-00.
Oat of the County 1.26-
ntered M the post-office t Columbia, Ten
nessee s second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
K i H (ifiVF.UNon,
HON. HKNION MoMILLIN.
For lUilroad Commiusionei-p,
N. W. Ha n 1st. J. N. McKenzik, T. L
ICKI.MilON AND POLITICS.
In this town and county, (and
doubtless the complaint is more or
less general) the Church and the
Democratic party are suffering from
the same baneful influence, the
same hurtful cause, thp same dis
integrating disease, which, for the
want of a better name we will call
We agree with the Rev. Dr. Trie1,
a Methodist divine who spoke at the
Union service in the First Presby
terian church last Sunday evening,
when he said that God would not
bless a church where notoriously
unworthy members were allowed to
escape discipline. And that is not
only the sentiment of the pulpit, but
it is likewise the sentiment of the
few. And even more than that, it is
the sentiment of the outside world;
and in nine cases out of ten, per
haps, the smtiment of the offending
member himself. And yet, with
all this unanimity of opinion; with
all this thunder from the pulpit, and
the loud aniens from the pew, and
the ribald criticism of the world,
this same hypocrisy in the church
abounds and these offending mem
bers pay their dues and go scott free,
etve for the prickings of their own
What business a drinking, gamb
ling, swearing sinner has in the
Church of Christ, we have never
been able to find out, unless it is to
please his wife or mother and give
him a doubtful show of decent asso
ciation. He is a harm and hurt to
tbe Church, and his life is a daily
testimony that the Church is no
help to him. It had beeu better for
him never to have known the way
of righteousness, than to have
turned back to his sins again like
"the dog to his own vomit, or "the
sow to her wallowing in the mire."
He Is a reproach to the Church, a
stumbling block to others, a danger
ous leaven, which, like the leaven of
the Pharisees and Saducees. will
leaven the whole Church to his
loose manner of living, unless the
Church purges itself by giving him
the discipline he so much needs.
And we find in the ranks of the
Democratic party, "a like trouble.
There they profess Democracy and
practice bolting. They wear the
cloak of the party when it suits their
business or furthers the cause of
some personal friend, but trample it
in the dust and besmirch it witli
slanders whenever it pleases their
spite or prejudice to do so. Ry their
bad example they lead other weak
men to go astray, and instead of be
ing a power of strength are a posi
tive element of weakness to the
party. Like the unworthy church
member, they should be disciplined.
Who wants Democracy expounded
by a loose jointed committee of bolt
ers? Who wants to commune with
Democrats who will twice pledge
themselves in a Democratic pri
mary, then lick their chops and
shout with glee while they cover
the nominee with the filth of their
mouths and knife him with their
The Heblu takes no stock in
any such religion or any such
Democracy. Neither do the church
members in general, nor the rank
and file of Democracy. Thousands
of those who once committed would
make consistent christians, stay out
of the Churh because bad men and
women are permitted to stay in it.
Huudreds of men who have hereto
fore affiliated with th Democratic
party are now staying away from its
primaries because others who will
not support party nominees are
allowed an equal voice in choosing
The seutiment against this loose
church aud party government is al
most universal. What is desired
and what is needed, is action by the
proper authorities. The lines be
tween tbe church and the world, be
tween Democray and Republican
ism, Popullteism, Independentism
and all the other isms, must be clos
er drawn. It will help the party,
the church and the individual; for
it will be some credit then to any
man to be called a Democrat; and it
will be an houor to auy mau to be
known and recognized as a church
member, for that will carry with it
then the further meaning that lie 'u
.a christian. It will purge the party
' of its foes within ; it will give to the
Church power and strength, in tha:
it will b" known "as a peculiar peo-
pie, serving: God," and the scandal?
that now curse it and dwarf its in
fluence will be heard no more ;and the
world seeing their good works will
be constrained to follow after them.
Whether in politics or religion,
lets be what we seem ; and to those
who will not, let the p.oper discip
line be administered.
A ii A I N ST ItltlKKKY.
We see in some of our exchanges
dome criticism against the resolu
tion adopted by the Congressional
Committee to prevent bribery in the
piimaries; and the objectors all
hang their argument on the single
assertion that all the candidates will
be more or lesa guilty, and that a
primary election cannot be held
without bribery and corruption.
This, if true, is a sad commentary
upon the Democratic partv ; and if
not true, it is an insult to the gen
tlemen who are candidates for Con
gress. We are inclined to resent the
charge in the name of the candi
dates; at least in behalf of some of
them. We would be sorry to believe
that all these gentlemen would so
disappoint their friends and so be
smirch their characters, as to de
bauch the polls for the empty honor
of a purchnsed seat in Congress.
Any man who will buy his way in
to Co"gress at the expense of his
good name, has paid very dearly for
a glittering bauble.
But for the sake of argument,
grant that they all will. Then if
the committee is true to itself and
true to the people, they will declare
the nomination void, and refuse to
give the nomination to anybody.
This heroic action might, and
doubtless would, cause trouble in
the ranks; it might result in a split
in the party; and that might even
result in the election of a Republi
can or Populite to Congress; but
even that, bad as it would be, would
be better than to become the ac
knowledged aiders and abettors in
the candidacy of a man who, ad
mittedly, had secured his nomina
tion by bribery and corruption; by
degrading the sovereign voter; by
filching from the people their sacred
right of a free, fair, unpolloted bal
lot. That is all bosh about not being
able to stop the buying and selling
of votes. The men who make the
argument, In tbe main, are the men
who do the buying. The trouble is
to control the buyers. If the can
didates themselves and their lieu
tenants will take high moral ground
against this evil; if they will pledge
themselves to the people and to
each other not to use any money,
whiskey or other corrupting in
fluence, directly or indirectly, in
person or by next friend; if they
will take this stand, give each to
the other his word of honor, and as
honorable men stand by their word,
there will not be a dollar wrongfully
spent in the primary election on
It is not'the people; it la the can
didatos and their managers and
leaders who make corrupt elections;
and whenever the people begin to
hold the candidate responsible for
the acts of his friends, these corrupt
election methods will cease.
"Where there's a will there's a
way." There can be no sellers if
there are no buyers; and the man
whose nomination is corruptly ob
tained, ought not to be allowed to
carry the flag of Democracy in this
Men who will not give loyal sup
port to the nominee of a Democratic
primary, ought not to have a voice
in the calling of the next Demo
cratic primary or convention. Who
will deny that? Men who did not
support the last nominee of the
Democratic party, ought not to have
a vote in choosing the next nominee
of the Democratic party. Who will
deny that? These are self evident
truths and the County Democratic
Executive Committee at its next
meeting must either take some ac
tion against its disloyal members, or
by their silence condone the office.
If they pursue the latter course,
then they in a measure justify bolt
ing and popularize it, and the party
organization in this county will be a
thing of the past. Under such loose
methods .as these the Democratic
nomination would be more of a load
to carry than a benefit; in that it
would virtually bind nobody, while
at the same time it would array
against the nominee all the com
bined enemies of Democracy. This
danger has been creeping upon us
for years, until it has now reached
the point where, unless something
is done to stop the disintegration,
the Fall election will take Maury
County out of the Democratic col
Now that the wrinkled front of
war has been smoothed and the dove
of peace nestles once more upon the
stars and stripes, the scramble for
fat places In the regular army will
be renewed with increased ardor.
Thk expanse of the late war ha3
just begun. The threatened in
crease of the standing army and
navy, is where the hurt will come
Got any Fruit Jars?
Yes, mam, at W cents per dozen,
we can Hive you the best self-seal
ing nan gallon jars.
Well, that is ciieaper than I have
been offered them, so you can send
me 4 dozen at once by your "Flv
What s your price on 4-X Coffee
Well, we are spiling it this week
at 10 pounds for $1.00.
Send me $1.00 worth by same route.
Are you still selling soap at 2Tc per
Send me two dozen.
How about sugar?
We are selling lttpouuds of (iran
ulrtted, or IS pounds of Clarified, or
3i pounds of O. K. Sugar for $100.
We also have just received a fresh
supitly of all kinds of Teas.
W ell, your iroods are all so cheap
and so li ice, 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
kiDds of Country Produce at the
hichest market price.
Is that so? I will send all of mine
and tell my friends to go to
Boll Thorn- 815.
Citizens' 'l'lione HI.
The LawrenceburgDemocrat says
that "the Lawrence county Demo
crats made a better record in the
late judicial race, than any county
in the circuit;" but in this our es
teemed contemporary is mistaken.
The paragraph was written, perhaps,
before the official returns from Har
din were in. The Democrats of Har
din not only stuck to Holding al
most to a man, but by their earnest
ness, zeal and activity, they dis
suaded several hundred Republicans
irom voting for his opponent. The
banner for Democratic loyalty in
that election, certainly belongs to
the good county of Hardin.
Sheriff Hight is making friends
very rapidly by his evident desire
to give the people a clean, sber,
business administration. The ap
pointment of City Marshal John
Latta as his first deputy, meant just
as plainly that he intended to en
force the laws rather than cater to
the lawless, as if he had taken the
stump and said so. Mr. Hight has
other good men on his slate, but
their names have not been given to
the public yet.
The Herald has too much re
spect and sympathy for the feelings
of the wives and mothers of those
unfortunates caught in the Rethell
House raid last Sunday morning, to
make public their names; but we
commend to them the following
scriptural advice: "Be sure your
sins will And you out," and "the
way of the transgressor is hard."
Between the hours of midnight
and dawn last Sunday morning, from
the third btory of the Bethell House
the following refrain was heard:
"Mr. Latta, turn me loose; I aint
got no money, that's a good ex
Berkshire Pigs for Sale.
I have a number of fine registered
.Berkshire pigs for sale cheap.
jul'29 K. D. Looxey.
Huntington, in West Tennessee,
was visited by a $22,000 fire this
John W. Rowan, who was elected
Sheriff of Hawkins county Aug. 4,
died last Friday.
Judge Pierson, at Memphis, over
ruled lawyer Roberts' motion tor a
new trial. An apppeal was taken.
The Republicans of the Fourth
District Have nominated George H.
Morgan for the Congressional
While en route to Winchester,
Ivy., to wituess the burial of his son
in-law, Isaac Miller, a venerable
citizen of Nashville, died suddenly,
and he and his son-in-law were
buried at the same time.
The grand lodge of Odd Fellows,
sitting at Pulaski last week, decided
to meet at Jackson next year. Offi
cers were elected as follows: Grand
Master, J. W. Grant; Deputy Grand
Master, W. H. Peaks, of Lebanon;
Secretary, T. P. Turner, Pulaski,
Treasurer, E. L. Turner, Knoxville;
Grand Director, G. H. Sumner,
Lenhard K. Harper, a well-known
insurance clerk and book-keeper for
Hart, Sharpe & Co., of Nashville,
suddenly disappeared five days ago.
Investigation proved that he had
tailed to enter about $3,000 collec
tions ou his cash-book, aud just be
fore leaving town had cashed a
forged check on the American
National Bank for $400.
Mrs. Maggie Stevick, a well-known
dressmaker of Chattanooga, was on
trial last Saturday, charged with
stealing diamonds from Sidney
Powell, a wealthy ian, who died a
few days ago, and whom she attend
ed during his illness. She allowed
his brothers to prove that she haa
the diamonds, aud then produced a
will showing that Powell had left
her all of his property.
lligl;ville Stock Show.
The Bigbyvillo Stock Show will
be heldou the first Saturday iu Sep
tember at Mr. A. B. M. Walker's
grove. The managers will endeavor
to make the show better than ever
this year, if possible.
Gubernatorial hiiiI Coiigi'ttftitioiial Dele
About thirty Republicans a ma
jority of whom were negroes held a
mass-meeting at the Court-house
lat Saturday, pursuant to a call of
the cmuty chairman, Mr. H. F.
Fariss, lor the purpose of selecting
delegates to the gubernatorial con
vention, which met in Nashville
Wednesday, and the Congressional
convention, which meets in this city
next week. Marshall McKissick was
made chairman of the meeting and
Miies Church, colored, Secretary.
ine ioiiowing were elected to
attend the gubernatorial convention,
the same to act as delegates to the
Congressional convention, with the
exception or U. W. Blackburn, Jr.,
whose name was substituted bv that
of O. W. Blackburn, Sr. To-wit:
W. A. Derryberry, Newt Johnson,
J. Bum pass, Geo. McKelvy, L. C.
Hickman, J. W. Gilmore, D. J.
Shannon, Chas. Rush, D. C. Phelan,
o. II. Tegardeu, J. W. Jackson, I).
iv. Elinor, John E. Taylor, G. W.
Blackburn, Jr., Henry Gaut, Felix
Webster, West Gannaway, Henry
Sherrod, Tom Smith, Hugh Merrill,
J. W. Tanner, L. A. Gosiin, J. E.
Elder, Marshall McKissick, Neill
S. Hughes, Will Canford.
ine following resolutions were
"We congratulate the people of the
United States upou their rescue of the
national government from the hands
of the Democratic party in lS'M by the
wiho ana uecisive restoration or the
Republican party to power.
Mexotved, that we endorse the admin
istration of President KcKinley fur his
patriotic protection and promotion of
all American interests, and for the
benelicial effects already felt by the
general business and industrial inter
ests of the country, and for its Judicious,
non-partisan aud humane cunduct of
the present war with .Spain, waged as
it is in the sacred cause of human in
dependence, liberty aud happiness.
'Uexolred, that we condemn the
Democratic party of Tennessee for its
partisan abuse of the powers intrusted
to it by the people and for its blunder
ing and disastrous administration of the
"Wiierkas, the Democratic legisla
ture oi 1HJ7 wrested the authority to
hold elections of the counties of
tne State from the hauds of the
sheriffs of the respective counties
and placed this vested function in the
hands of the Governor alone, and,
"Whkkkas, we favor the control of
local affairs by local authorities, and
deem the elections should be held by
the sheriffs, the people's own elected
agent, who is responsible to them in
each andevery county,
"Hexolred, That we condemn the cen
tralization of te entire election ma
chinery of the State in the hands of
partisan Democrats, or partisans of any
party. This we pronounce a crime
against the State.
"That we condemn the election law
now in force in certain prescribed sec
tions of the State, known as the Dortch
Jiennlml, that we recognize in our
fellow citizen, lion. (i. N. Tillman, a
man of pure character, sound Judgment,
liberal views and progressive on all
state questions, and that we most
heartily endorse him for our standard
bearer for Governor in the November
To the Public.
This is a matter of live interest to
you. Should any county officer, ad
ministrator, guardian, or other per
son required to give a bond, ask you
to act as surety, yoa can refer them
tome. I represent a company who
makes a specialty of this business.
It O. P. Rutledoe.
MR. J. II. BAKU.
A Maury County Itoy'n Success in Birin
IiikIihiii. The Birmingham (Ala.) News of
the date of Aug. 15 contains the fol
"At a meeting of the directors of
the First National Bank of this city,
held this morning, Mr. J. II. Burr
was elected Acting Cashier in Cash
ier Torn O. Smith's absence.
"The First National Bank is to be
congratulated upon ecuring the ser
vices of so competent and favorably
known bank mau as Mr. Barr. His
friends are legions of the best busi
ness men in Alabama and Tennes
see. And Mr. Barr is to be congrat
ulated, too. Hh began his career in
the First National Bank about
tw elve years ago, and he has steadi
ly risen iu his avocation. He has
been cashier of the Central Savings
Bank, the City National Bank and
the Berney National Bank. He re
signed the cashiership of the Ber
ney on the 2nd of this month, and
has since been enjoying a well de
served Tost at Fate Springs. He
entered this afternoon upon his new
duties at the First National with en
thusiasm and vim."
Mr. Barr's friends in Columbia
congratulate him upon his promo
tion, and wish for him much success
in his business career.
I.owUburg Adopt One and Will Close
Lewisburo, Aug. 17. The Board
of Commissioners of the taxing dis
trict of Lewisburg have passed the
curfew law ordinance, and also an
ordinance regulating the opening
and closing of the saloons. These
ordinances will take effect Sept. 1,
aud after the hour of 9 o'clock p. m.
every boy under the age of 18 years
who is caught upon the streets will
be arrested and fined. The saloons
will also be closed at this hour. One
tap of the fire bell will be used as an
official signal for clearing the streets
aud closing the saloons.
Garwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains
HEAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
W. D. Cooper et al. to J. F. Walker,
house and lot in loth district, si,nuo.
Sarah C. Myers to Horace lUiucy, lot
in Vth district, ji.xi.
It. J. Hardison and wife to Robert
Brown, loo acres in tii district, tS),
John L. Thurman to K. P. Thurnian,
interest in land in . th district. $.).
J. Kail and wife to J. W. Harris, 10
acre in 1st district, iM.
Allen and Hauguss to Mrs. Claudie
Guest, lot in I olumhia, Sl.ooo.
.las. H. Gregory ami wife to W. T.
Mct'lannahan, lot in :trd ward, $ii".
hms Munch to K. H. Allen, l-i inter
est iu house and lot in 2Jud district, $2.
HGennon, Anderson Foster.
And Now It's the "Waifs and Strays"
That we're alter. Little lots of stuff here and there
that would be in the way a month hence. You see
we must travel a little ahead of the almanac. We're
now in the midst of big preparations for Fall, and these
little lots of Summerish things worry us, while you've
near a third of a season ahead of you for wearing them.
THESE FDR NEXT MONDAY:
STLadies Shirt Waists. Only 57 Waists in the lot.
Sizes 32, 34 and 36 and a very tew sizes 38 and 40. They're
all this season's goods. The lowest price was 75c. The
highest was 90c. Next Monday's Price 35c each.
Ladies' White Duck
they were carried over from
with Eton Jacket, and price
Price next Monday Sjc a suit. Sizes, one 32, two 34, one
36 and one 38.
JJgTHalf Price on about
Ginghams, Printed Madras
them including the Satines come in small and large plaids
and Stripes, and they were all 15c a yard except the Satines,
which were 10c. Pick from this lot Next Monday at 7 i-2c
IpStorm Serge. Four colors of 38-inch all-wool Storm
Sergf, Navy Blue, National Blue, Green and Castor. Until
this minute, they've been 50c a yard. Next Monday jjc a
Woman's Tan Oxfords. All bran new, this sea
son's goods and top notch of style and quality. Next Mon
day, all the Ladies' $2.00 tan Oxfords will be $1.50 a
pair.. All the Ladies' $2.50
be $1.90 a pair.
"Fire's Out" (pardon slang) on Men's Linen Suits,
but here's just a few left for somebody to finish the season
with, and they are Real Linen too. Sizes 34, 35, 36, 37, 40
and 42. Price was $4.50 suit. Satutdafs price will be
$2.30 suit. .
And there's still more of that big lot of Mens Monarch
Dollar Monarch Negligee Shirts at 48c. Sizes 14 to 16J.
Dollar-and-a-half Monarch Negligee Shirts at 98c. Sizes
14 to 16.
If you see it in our ad. it's so.
fclcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
Admiral Cevara has been released
from Annapolis, and left yesterday
"Joe" Wheeler now has n. "rim.
over" for Congress. Mackwell, his
lastopponent, lias withdrawn.
The Bank of VVaverly, at Waver
ly, 111., closed its doors last Thurs
day. Liabilities estimated at from
$100,000 to $200,000.
A West Superior, Wis., milling
firm has bought 220.000 bushels of
the famous Leitr wheat, the price
paid ranging from 86 to 0 cents.
R. J. Corbett, father of the pugil
ist, shot his wife to death at San
Francisco last Tuesday, and then
turned the weapon on himself with
The inhabitants of Ponce, Porto
Rico, always get their milk fresh
and unadulterated. The milkman
drives his herds though the streets
and milks as he makes hisales.
Attorney-General Griggs, of New
lork, has rendered a decision iu re
gard to the revenue stamps ou ex
press companies' bills of lading,
stating that the government doesn't
We put them on old or new wheels in a SINGLE IMY"
)ver m.m sets in use. Your local carriage dealers and
luanufacturera can furnish you with any information re-
p!tent,)0Ur ' The Rubber Tire W,leel Coi"Pany's
NASHVILLE RUBBER TIRE CO:,
jgPBroken Sizes in Children's Ready
made Dresses. All the Children's Dresses
that were under one dollar each, to be
Next Monday 23c each. Sizes 2 to 12 with
a few sizes missing. Prices were 59c, 79c,
85c, 89c and 9SC.
DiSTAll the Children's Ready-made
Dresses that were $1.39, $1.69 and $1.98,
to be Next Monday, 50c each. Sizes 6 to
Suits. Only 5 in ihe let, and
last season. They are made
last season was $2.98 a suit.
20 pieces of Fine Zephyr
and Satines. Nearly all of
and $3.00 Tan Oxfords will
care whether the company or the
shipper pays the tax, just so the
stamp is there.
As a result of excessive cigarette
smoking, Thomas Dunn, a well
known citizen of Henderson, Ky., is
now a physical wreck and of un
sound mind, and has been lodged in
the asylum at Hopkinsville.
The ordinance department of the
army has succeeded at last in secur
ing a smokeless powder adapted for
use in. the Springfield rifle, with
which nearly all the volunteer
troops are armed. The powder used
with the small bore aud repeating
rifles was too powerful, and a special
powder had to be procured.
Sylvester Scovel, the newspaper
correspondent who slapped Gen.
Shafter in the face, has writteu a
letter to his paper, the New York
World, defending himself in the
affair. He saya Gen. Shafter struck
him in the face first, his action be
ing entirely unprovoked on his
(Scovel'8) part, and that he in turn
struck the General back. Scovel
says Shafter was in an ill humor at
the time, and when he went to ex
plain to him some trivial matter in
regard t- the flag raising ceremonies,
the General struck him.