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THE COUTMBLA IIEI?A LU: FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 2 lftS.
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Out of the County 1.J6.
Btered at the post-offlce at Colombia, Ten
neisee as lecond-class mail matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
HON. IIKMON McMILMN.
'Ft Railroad rommifsioneri.
N. W. Baptist. .I.N. MtKf.nzi e, T.
Willi a mh.
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A mfpiinu nf the ripmooratie Execu
tive Committee of Maury roimtv f
hereh called to meet on Monrlav, Scn-
lemoprnin at n o piopk a. m in the cir
cuit court room in Columbia forthenur
pnsp of arrancintr for the pnnsreesional
j.nmxrvon September 24th next, ana
for fixing the manner and date of bpp.
leptinc a candidate for the state senate,
a jmipnai representative and two rppre
Rentstivps from Maury eotintv.and anv
other business that may come before
the eommittpe. A full meeting is ear
nestlv deired. J. T. Williamson.
K. I) Ixioxev. Chairman.
TM (H TO BE THANKFLL FOR.
ns tne eaon aavances ana nears
its close, the satisfactory assurance
is given that tills will he one of the
finest crop years that has ever
blessed the country. The prospect
for the fall corn crop throughout
Tennessee, and especially in Mid
dle Tennessee, is exceedingly fine,
and as the same reports come in
from other parts of the entire
country, the probabilities are that
corn will be very cheap cheaper
than it has been for years. Through
out the Wet and even the South,
this crop seems t be more than fair,
bo that, in addition to the largest
wheat crop to the credit of the
country, it looks as if the com crop
too, will be one of the largest in our
history. In the South, while it is
yet too erly to figure on cotton,
conservative estimates place the
crop close to the twelve million bale
mark. Thswillbe nearly a mil
lion bales more than It was lat year
an unusually large crop itself. In
plain, round language it looks like
the year 1898 will rank as a great
crop year throughout the United
How much the people of this sec
tion have to be thankful fori How
greatly have all things combined to
add to their prosperity and happi
ness! Is there such another land
under the sun, where so much has
been done by nature for her people?
"Where God has vouchsafed so many
and so varied blessings and estab-
1 . ,1, .1. 1, L
iiBiit-u uitMii mi wun a smiling pro
digality and a lavish generosity?
i on cannot down this country
you cannot wipe us out," said the
lamented Col. Ridley in an inter
view in the Hehald after the bank
i. i .i ... .
mimic", nere unu wnen it looked as
if the finances of the country were
wrecked. And his words have prov
eu literally true. To-day, where
once we had three rotten banks, we
have now three as good and solvent
ones as ever prospered. Money is
easier than it lias been for ten years
Crops the most abundant ; cattle and
stock of all kinds in fine fix owing to
the July rains; and, for the past two
years alone, it Is safe to say that the
wheat crop has brought into this
country mere cash money alone
tnan lias ever before come into It
from any one single thing.
liutai.ew factor has come into
play in the last few years in the ex
tensive mining of our phosphate In
erests, wnicn i playing a most
important part now and is destined
yet to oe more Important. Among
the marvels of nature stands the
fact that in so rich a country as this,
a princely mineral should have; been
placed, not needed by the soil Itself,
but here all the same to add its
solid wealth to tbe basin that gath
ers it irom the sunshine and the
shower the soul of the soil that
rises to greet the soul of the skies.
God has indeed blessed us. To him
let us give thanks in lives that are
worthy and ways that are true. In
exampleo that shall live, In charac
ters that shall be goodly in a goodly
Wm. J. Ewixg is the editor of the
Nashville American; another Illus
tration of the trite old saying that
"you can't keep a good man down."
The wheel of fortune has downed
our old friend "Blue Wing" more
than once in his life, but he always
comes to the tront again; and, as
long as good men are in demand, he
always will come to the front.
The Czar's proposition for uni
versal peace and disarmament will
not interfere with the increase of
Uncle Sam's navy. The naval
board of experts has reaffirmed its
action in recommending the con
struction of fifteen new warships,
involving an outlay of approximate
ly $ 40,0X),OW.
WHERE THE BLAME BfcLONOS.
During the pat week the daily
press has chronicled harrowing tales
of the cruel and barbarous treat
ment of the soldiers at the various
camps and hospitals, which if on
half of them are true are enough to
condemn Mr. McKlnley's Adminis
tration as one of gross mismanage
ment and utter incompetency. So
great has become public indigna
tion, even among the closest friends
of the Administration, that the Pres
identso it is given out by a promi
nent Washington official has decid
ed to order an official investigation of
the.numerous charges against the
War Department and make the
guilty ones suffer.
T a - I I J
ii is mueeu a saa commentary up
on ourliberty-lovingand chariubly
mindrd Government that the men
who enlisted in the army of the
greatest nation on earth, to flht its
battles and give up their life blood
if necessary for the tnaintenmce of
its honor, should only escape the
Spanish bullets an J Cuban fevers, to
languish and die in filthy campsand
hospitals in their owu country, sur
rounded bv wealth and plenty, with
everything necessary for their he;tlth
and comfort within easy reach, but
withheld from them bv the incom
petency of heartless officials. Where
does the fault lie? That Is the ques
tion that rises from every source;
and that is a question which this
Administration will find hard to an
wer in such a way as not to leave
the blame at their own doors.
The incompetency of the War De
partment has been apparent from
the beginning; and the trouble is
that it is controlled by political
bosses in the interest of political
pets and chronic office-seekers; men
who are wholly unfit for the respon
sible positions they hold, have been
appointed purely for political rea
sons, without regard to their com
petency or the welfare of the men
whom the fortunes of war would
pjace under their care
- When the Governors of the differ
ent states were allowed to appoint
the officers for the volunteer regi
ments, the result was, in many in
stances, that pap-sucking politicans,
seeking remuneration for their "loy
alty" to "the party," but who hadn't
the slightest conception of what
army life was or the dutlei Incum
bent upon them, were transformed
Into Majors, Colonels, Captains and
Lieutenants, and sent forth In mar
tial array to fight our battles and
guide our soldiers to glorious vic
In every department of our army.
both regular and volunteer, the pre
valence of this same official incom
petency is more or less prevalent.
We do not mean to assert that all
the officers in the army are incap
able, or unworthy ; but those who
are trustworthy and knowtheirbusi-
ness, are so surrounded and hamper
ed by the inefficiency of their aides
and the red-tapeism of the War De
partment as to discount the best ef
forts of the most conscientious.
Who, then, is to blame? Much
abuse and complaint has been
heaped upon Secretary Alger, and
there, no doubt, a great portion of it
rightfully belongs. Hut why should
Secretary Alger be held responsible
for the misconduct of incompetent
subordinates, while the President is
not held responsible for the miscon
duct of his Incompetent Secretary?
If Secretary Alger is unfit for the
high place he holds, why was he
placed there? And why dots he con
tinue to be held there? President
McKiuley cannot help but know of
the existing conditions at the camps
ana nospitais. Me is the all power
ful head of the entire army, and has
the inexhaustible resources of a rich
nation at his command. Why, then,
does he not put an end to these hor
rors? Why has he waited so long,
and why does he continue to wait?
And why shouldn't he above all
others be held responsible?
Every Republican convention or
mass-meeting that has been held
for the past several weeks, has com
mended the President in unmeas
ured terms for his "gallant conduct
in this war." For every victory
won, whether on land or sea, with or
without his knowledge or con
sent, they have placed a glit
tering jewel in his royal diadem.
Now that the charnel-house of in
competency, Inhumanity and dis
honesty has been opened, directly
under the supervision of him and
his aides, and for which they are
responsible, what manner of praise
will be accorded them, and with
what kind of a jewel will they adorn
their soverign's crown?
It is one thing to support the gov
ernment and quite another thing
to support the administration. We
take it that our soldiers who saw
their sick comrades neglected and
starved to death, will not be very
unanimous in their support of the
McKinley administration two years
The Democratic party is playing
in hard luck. Last week Jehazy
came back, and this week Josiah. A
few more straws like these will
break the party's bitck.
SORGHUM BARRELS !
IS IT SO?
Yes, you can bet on the truth
of any assertion made by . . .
: McKEXXOX k NICHOLS.
We are selling a strictly good Cof
fee, 2o per cent better than package
conee, at pounds tor f 1.00.
htill have a small quantity of Su
gar at 20 pounds for $1.00. Would
cost more money bought now.
We are receiving daily our Fail
stock of new can goods. No war
tariff on them.
If you want any Sorghum Barrels
we nave them in quantity, at low
prices. A No Grass Seeds of all kinds
Grass Seed! Grass eed !
Eat-Well ! Eat-Well !
Hell Tlinne 815.
Citizens' "Phone HI.
Hobsox, Wheeler and Schley have
all fallen victims to the osculatory
assaults of the "hero-kissing" girl,
out so far Admiral Sampson has
eluded capture. But then, you
know, Sampson has a knack of get
untf mere aicer everything is over
with, and we may expect to hear
from him later on, with the au-
uouncement, pernaps, that It was
he. and not Admiral Schley at all,
who received the shower of kisses
from the Government clerks in
. Thk endorsement of Lieut. Hob
sou by a Populist convention for
President in 1900 is one of the big
gest jokes of the season.
Secretary Aloer is Ibeing
boomed for President in 2004. By
that time, possibly he will have
cleared his record.
Ex Gov. Clacde Matthews
died at Meharry Grove, Ind., Sun
day morning at 6:30 o'clock.
Large Ensilage Cutters,
Grain Drills, etc.
J. P. Street & Co.
Spain's Peace Commission has not
yet been named.
The fish and oyster dealers of the
United States have formed a gigantic
Queen Wilhelmina of Holland, be
came of age Wednesday and assum
ed ner throne.
Hobson has reached Santiago, to
begin the raising of the sunken
The managers of the Omaha Ex
position say that so far the show has
been a financial success.
The steamer Roanoke has arrived
at Seattle from the Klondike, with
40 passengers and gold dust valued
Robert T. Tagroe, who was born in
the jungles of Africa and led a sav
age life until he met Christian mis
sionaries, is now a preacher in St.
Typhoid fever has again broken
out at Camp Alger, and the disease
is almot epidemic. Forty cases
broke out in one regiment in two
A mass-meeting at Winchester,
Ky sent an urgent request to the
Secretary of War to remove all Ken
tucky troops from Chickamauga
at once in the name of humanity.
A gigantic fish and oyster com
bine, which controls all oyster beds
and fisheries in American waters,
has been consummated, with a capi
tal of $5,000,000.
A special train on the L. & N. rail
road, bearing soldiers of the G'Jth
New York, was wrecked near Birm
ingham last Sunday night. Two
soldiers were killed and seven seri
John Meek, of Fremont, O., father
of Geo. B. Meek, the first American
born sailor killed in the late war,
has received a check for $100 from a
Cuban gentleman. Meek was on the
torpedo boat Winslow when killed.
You a Home.
for sale a centrally
located 6 room residence, with ci
terc, servants room and stables.
Neighborhood the best. Terms
easy. Apply to
H W. J. Embry & Co.
Sailed for Porto Rico.
Rear Admiral Schley and Gen.
Gordon, military commissioners for
Porto Rico, sailed from New York
Wednesday. The system of making
military appointments on personal
and political grounds is responsible
for the fact that the staff appointed
to accompany the commission in
cluded only one army officer of ex
perience. Berkshire Pigs for Sale.
I have a number of fine registered
Berkshire pigs for sale cheap.
Jul 29 E. D. Looxey.
Not Fit For Well Troops.
The transport Alleirnenv arrived
at Montauk Point Wednesday from
Santiago. Fourteen soldiers had
died on the way, and there were 145
sick out of 4XO. Dr. Maeruder and
inspecting officers say the Alleirhenv
is a cattle ship and not fit even for
CRUELTY AND BARBARISM.
(Continued from First Page.)
regiments. In the course of the con
versation a private, so weak and sick
that he could scarcely drag himself
to the. surgeon's tent, appeared and
begged the surgeon to give him some
medicine. The surgeon turned upon
the sick man and in gruff tones said :
"D n it, dont you see I'm busy, and
don't you know this is not my hour
for giving: out medicine? Come
around at 6 o'clock." It was then
The surgeon then turned to the
gentleman and derisively laughed at
the poor private as he dragged him
Another instance is told of a sur
geon who was talking with someone
when an assistant said that a sick
private was wailing for some medi
cine. "O, d n it, give him some
calomel," impatiently exclaimed the
surgeon without examining the man
or asking about the nature of his
A HOKIUBLK DISCOVERY.
Drcoiiiponeil Roily of a Soldier Found at
Among the many cases of mal
practice and incompetency brought
to light in t lie army hospitals, was
that of Private Nunns, at Camp
Thomas, Monday. His dead body
was found in a tent, naked and un
Cared for, where it had lain for sev
eral days, it is charged, being in a
state of repulsive and dangerous
decomposition. His body had been
opened and an autopsy performed,
the flap covering the stomach and
bowels having been laid back. The
body was in a horrible state and had
lain there naked since Saturday. It
was fly-blown and maggots were
crawling about over the eves and
His body was found lying in a
tent adjoining a tent where fever
patients were confined. CaDt.
O'Connor, of the Ninth New York,
who found the body, will report the
matter to the authorities for an in
vestigation. ARE HITTER AGAINST IT.
few York Soldier Get Home With Com
plaint! of Camp Thoina.
New York. Aug. 31. Two car
loads of gick soldiers of the Ninth
New York Volunteers arrived to
day from Camp Thomas, Chicka
mauga. I he men were convalescent
from rheumatism, malaria and
typhoid fever, and were in fairlv
(food condition. Orderly Robert
Stanley, in whose charge the men
were, was especially bitter against
some or the surgeons at Chicka
mauga. He said that they did not
how any respect for the dead. The
Orderly declared that when Private
Charles Nuns died, between 7 and 8
o'clock Saturday evening, his body
was not permitted to rest in quiet.
ne declared that before 10 p. m , the
surgeons were at work cutting up
his body to perform an autoDsv.
The Orderly also cited the case of
Private Graham, and declared that
an autopsy was being made on his
body an hour after his demise.
Card to The Public.
I desire to assure the public, re
ports to the contrary notwithstand
ing, that all pupils desiring to be
under the care of Mrs. Alice Smith
at the Institute, will be arranged for
in ner department
septl-tr Esther H. Suoup.
M; FIKE IN NASHVILLE.
Over Tlir-t Hundred Thousand Dollar.
Licked I'p Ity the Flame.
Nashville was visited by one of
the most destructive conflagrations
in its history last Monday niirht.
The magnificent business houses of
Phillips & Buttoiff, A. J. Warren.
and Phillips. Stevenson & Co..
situated on .North College street.
were totally destroyed, the Ameri
can national uaiiK Duiiding was
completely gutted, the Davie Print
ing Company building crushed by
inning wans anci nurned, while sev
...... 1 I
rrm u-uer uunuings were more or
less severely damaged.
The total loss will amount to more
than $32"),000, while the total insur
ance carried on the stock and prop
erty aggregates $2(50,117.17.
This portion of the business sec
a I m tt . . 1 111
mm 01 Aasn vine seems to ne par-
ncuiariy unrortunate as to tires, as
the lire fiend has visited this locality
several tnrifis during the past few
years, and his work has been of a
most destructive character.
Bnggieu and Snrries.
We have the largest assortment
of both high and medium grade
buggies, surries, and pheetons in
the city. Call and see
tf Satterfield A Dodson.
From An Old Correspondent.
Lake Creek, Texas,
Aug. 27, 189S
Editor Herald: I have been liv
ing in Texas more than two years,
and I seldom hear from our home
county. We lived a year or more iu
central Texas, but finding my health
failing there and becoming greatly
dissatisfied, we have settled in this
( Dvlta) county, and now I want my
home paper, the Herald, to follow
me. I know its visit each week
will be quite a pleasure and comfort
to us all. I ctn never feei at home
in Texas, I fear, but with the week
ly visits of the dear old Herald I
will be reconciled, I suppose. I am
so anxious to read from the gifted
correspondents from various places
in Maury, most especially from old
Hampshire vicinity. I can hardly
await the arrival of my dear Her
ald. Hasten it on.
If you will not object, I will occa
sionally send a few Texas items. I
once sent items to the Herald from
Hampshire, Tenn. I hardly know
how I have managed to live so lonar
without the Herald, and now I
want to be oue of the "family" once
WHEAT 1 -:- WHEAT ! !
We want to buy your wheat at top
prices and furnish sacks.
tt ASHTON BROS
McIennon, Anderson & Foster.
A Most Promising Outlook
has encouraged the purchase of a lavish Fall Stock
of Clothing. These will need a vast amount of space
now occupied by summer goods. A few days more and
ihe new arrivals will be ready to be opened. Meantime the
balance of Summer Clothing must be sold. We have
Eighty-one Men's Dark Colored Suits
that have been selling at $6.50 and $7.50, sizes 34 to
42, and any of them are heavy enough for fall wear.
Some of them have cotton in them. We will put the entire
lot on sale Saturday and Monday at $J.gS a Suit.
Seventy-three Men's Light and Dark Colored Suits,
wool mixtd, that have been selling at $5.00, to go
Saturday and Monday at $2.9$ a suit.
A few more of those Boys Knee Pant Cheviot Suits
have been selling at $4.00 and $4.50, to be closed out
urday and Monday at $2.gS a suit.
Also a few more of those
Suits for boys, fancy colored, to go Saturday and Monday
at $1.75 a suit.
For Next Monday, September 5,
we will have fourteen pieces colored Dress Goods,
Cheviots, Challies, Mohairs, etc., that have been sell
ing at 50c and 60c a yard. Monday's price xcill be 25c a
yard. These goods will make beautiful dresses and skirts
for early fall wear, and we must have the room.
Huck Towels. 10 dozen Huck Towels, medium size and
hemmed, that have been selling at 40c a pair, Mon
day's pice 29c per pair, cr 140 each.
iwelve dozen large size Huck Towels, the 50c per
kind, Monday's price, jSc a pair, or 19c each.
Ginghams and Woolenetts.
Ginghams and Sateens,
Woolenetts in medium colors lor early fall wear.
These goods have been selling at I2c and 15c a yard, Mon
day's price, 7 1-2 a yard.
Domestic More of that one-yard-wide heavy Brown
Domestic, to go Monday at 4 i-jc a yard.
Thirty-five pair Misses' Strap Sandals in tan, oxblood
and black, sizes 12 to 2, that have been selling at
$1.25, Monday's price, 75c a pair.
Sixty pairs of Children's Strap Slippers in oxblood and
black, size Si to 11. Former price 90c and $1.25. Mon
day's price, 39c a pair.
Twelve pair Infants' Shoes, sizes 1, i and 2 only, to go
Monday at 2jc a pair.
We -Mill be receiving nezv Dress Goods and Silks right
along next xveel.
it you see it in our ad.
ItlcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
-From this time on our store will be open at night.
McK., A. & F.
"ULISD TOM" AS II h IS TO-DAY.
His Panfilnn for Mimic I Juki a Strong
hh It Ever Wn.
The name of Thomas Wiggins
means nothing to the majority of
readers. But Thomas Wiinrins is
'Blind Tom," a name familiar to
hundreds of thousands In this coun
try and abroad, who have heard
the piano played by this wonderful
negro. The impression that he is
dead is a pretty general one. As a
matter of fact, Blind Tom ha never
oeeniuaday in his life. On the
banks of the Shrewsbury river, in 1
domain of over two hnnrirori 1
or woodland, stands a picturesque
two-and-a-half-story wooden house
with a broad veranda. Here Blind
Tom is at home.
His hands are not at all "piano
hands." In place of the slender,
long-fingered hands which one so
often sees in great oianists. Tnm'a
hands are small and plump, with the
uiumus anu tapering nngers quite
The strongest impression I bore !
away was that of the sweet, content- i
ed life the poor, blind nerro is lead-,
nig. mere was pathos in it. I had
"xpected to find a wonder at the
piano, and I did, for his untaught
mastery of the instrument is marvel
ous. F'rom the time when the Be
thune family left the dinner-table to
see who could be playing on the pi
ano, and discovered the sightless
FOR CARRIAGES !
We put them on old or new wheels in a SINGLE DY
Over 00.000 sets in use. Your local carriage dealers and
NASHVILLE RUBBER TIRE CO:,
224 Xorth College Street. ashTflIf 'Tpjih
Long Distance Telephone 1520. -asnTine,.lenn.
20 pieces of light colored
and 20 pieces of American
pickaninny of four years perched on
the stool, his little hands plucking
uncanny melody from the keyboard
from that time until now he has
had an unwavering devotion to the
Instrument whose music is his life
Ladies' Home Journal.
The Lady Clerk at Washington Shower
KUaet I'poq Him.
QnMH,W0.T0 Au?- 27 Admiral
benley received a great demonstration
at the Navv DeDartm.nt tnw. u
tIT?ent early, nd, after
. . - wr m v ii r
'""T Allen, he
KmYmT V?uce- Presence in the
building had become known, however,
and as soon s he was seen cheers rent
J..l?ir fron the clerks who had asgem
bled to catch a glimpse of the hero of
The Oflioera anri 1arlr u.x-
State and War Departments crowded
the corridors leading up to the Navy
Ipartment until it wm impossible to
naf8Hhr,U?h' Ther crowded around
-u . irV ea?erl V reaching forward
trlh6 hu hlnd- The 1"y cl
Admirlf wI?e?KD"r,'Jtlve tD(i
withinV old "d
" nis nana. ih n u
Many prominent army officers took
p.rt, Dthe demonstration. The A1-
kV'fV e8,LaPe1 into Captain
For sale. See