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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2.), 198.
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NEWS AND COMMENT.
The launching of the battleship
"WiHConsin will take place to-morrow
at San F rancisco. :
Hon. E. Jarvis, of White'county,
fatlier of the "Jarvis Liw," has de
clined to enter the race for Speaker
of the Senate.
TJ. S. Grant, Jr , is relying on
his father's name and the backing
of Senator Hanna to elect him Sena
tor from California.
President Timothv Dwight, of
Yale, lias tendered his resignation,
to take effect at the end of the pres
ent university year.
The Secretary of the Navy has or
dered a court of inquiry to meet at
Norfolk and investigate the aband
onment of the Maria Teresa.
Hon. Brooks Nor fleet, of Mem
phis, is being pushed for the posi
tion of Speaker of the next house of
representatives in the General
The latest figures on the complex
ion of the next House are: Repub
licans, 185; Democrats, 159; Inde
pendents, 14; Republican majority
over all, 12.
The complete vote for Congress
man in the Sixth Congressional dis
trict is as tollows: John Wesley
Gaines, 11,537; Napier (colored),
1,388; Gaines' majority, 10,149.
The entire Sixth Virginia infan
try (colored) is disarmed and under
arrest at Camp Macon, Ga. The
regiment had set out for Macon to
take possession of or kill the white
Rear Admiral Dewey has con
tracted with Hone: Kong wreckers
for the recovery of the steel gun
boats Isla de Luzon, Isla de Cuba
and Don Juan de Austria, sunk in
Manila harbor May 1.
The battleship Formidable, said
to be the largest warship in the
world, was launched last week at
Portsmouth, Eng. The ship is of
1R.M0 tons disnlacement. is 400 feet
long, has 75 feet beam, and cost 1,-
Tv the wisdom of the War De
partment it is to be Puerto Rico and
Habana hereafter instead of Porto
Rico and Havana. Incidentally
there are to be but three military
division in Cuba Habana, (Jama-
guay and Santiago.
Gov-elect Roosevelt will be in
augurated Governor of New York
on Sunday. The laws of that State
require that the Governor and other
State officials be sworn into office on
tha first Hav of January, and that
date falls on Sunday.
A delegation of business men
from Pana, 111., last Sunday notb
floH One Tanner that the city was
in a state of terror on account of the
riotous miners and that the troops
now there were not able to cope with
the emergency. Another company
was ordered to the scene.
A National quarantine conven
tion was held in Memphis last week
Resolutions were adopted calling
for the organization of a National
Tinman nf Public Health in the
Treasury Department, with an Ad
visory Council to be made up of one
member from each State.
The War Investigation Commis
sion has established the fact that
ample medical supplies were sent
with the Santiago expedition, and
also that they were not to be had
when needed. As to who prevented
the landing of the supplies, the com
mission is Btill unable to ascertain.
The crand jury at Philadelphia
has returned true bills against
iTnitd States Senator M. 8. Quay,
hi. snn Ilichard R. Quay and ex-
State Treasurer Benj. J. Haywood,
-1 tkom nith rnnsDiracy to
ciiaign'8 niv... 1 -
unlawfully use public moneys de
posited in the People's National
Bank of this city, for the purchase
and sale of stocks and for other pur
poses not authorized by law.
Tt is said that Representative-
ipet ltriLrham H.Roberts, of Utah,
1 .nJioH from the House of
may uo cpc..v
Tianrpaentatives on the charge of be-
. i..rriaf Tinhprtd was elect-
ea on me uiuuhbv
mits that he is living witn more
kno wife, but says he married
them before the law admitting Utah
into the Union on the condition of
the abolishment of polygamy, was
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UNCLE SAM HAS COD
& jt jt jt
F-F1E, Oh-h, Ef fie!
What are you doing
now?" Her moth
er's voice was muf
fli'il by distance, for
she was in the kitch
en and Eflie was
in the front bed
"1 just airing the
front bedroom, ma."
"Uh,I didn't know
but you was stop
ping to look at that
new dress again. N'o time to stop now, with
all this 'thanksgiving work t do. Land
alive! are those pies burning?" Etlie heard
her dash to the cook stove and open the
oven door with u clung.
She improved the opportunity to muffle
the new dress in the old summer one which
protected it from dust und hang it hastily
upon its peg in the closet. then her
mother heard hr sweeping the front stairs
with all her might.
Mrs. Hill shook her head. "I ll just bet
she was standing still in the middle of the
floor doing nothing, if sin; wasn t admiring
that new dress. She's that absent-minded
now, what'll she be when she gets grown
up and thinking of beaux?"
LIhe was almost l'J and her mother had
been married ut IS herself; yet she alwayif
thought of Eflie as a school girl.
Ellie was cleaning the parlor now. It
was the day before Thanksgiving, but warm
us late October. The dead leaves rustled
in the light wind and patches of green here
and tlicro showed that the frosts had been
light. Kllie began to decorate by pinning
bunches of pressed ferns and autumn leaves
in the Nottingham lace curtains. She re
hearsed a b(cue to herself, as she did so:
'Of course we'll get to church early to-nior-
... 11 .., : I 'tl
row: pa 11 manage mar, sue sari. ten
go traipsing up the aisle when only the
old folks are there. 1 11 know when druii
ville comes in, though; I'd know his step
anywhere!" She stood with a bunch of
gay leaves poised 111 air; I tlo hope pa 11
sit back in th' corner of th' pew, as he does
sometimes then Granville can see me right
away in my new blue dress, lie didn't see
anything like it in Cuba, it Lily l'etitt did
say the Cuban girls are so pretty. 1 never
cared for such dark complexions myself. To
be sure, Granville is dark himself, but that
ia different. 1 11 not look when lie comes
in; no, I'll not turn my head even a tiny
hit. Then, after awhile. I 11 Just gmnce
serosa and smile at Dan Archer not much of
a smile, but it will seem a good deal to
Granville! She started anil ran a pin
into her finaer. os her mothers voice
"What jou doing now, Lme? I'inning
th' leaves on th curtains Oh! 1 uian t
know buL what you d got t studying again;
it was bo quiet in here. Well, now, it doea
Etlie w as working with guilty haste now
'Granville '11 be waiting to see us go out;
"EFFIE. TOC'LL HAVE TO STAY AT
I know that," idie said to beiself. "To
think lie's been back two whole days and
I haven't seen him yet! I wish we didn't
live o f ir. 1 wonder if lie's got the house-
-;f I enve him vet? Lily l'etitt says he
..ii i, . iifrsi.l I was a kind ot a
flirt. Well, goodness Knows, ne can n-v
me alone if he a afrai.l ot me: 1 can 1 ueiu
it if Dan Archer does like me-at icast. i
don't suppose 1 could, and-yes, ma, I'm
coming right now!" , , .
Thanksgiving day was clear and colder.
Mr Hill hinted at the ossibdity ot snow,
but then he had no new dress to wear to
REASONS FOR BEING THANKFUL THIS YEAR.
church and could think calmly of falling
Evidently Mrs. Hill had something on her
mind; all during breakfast she kept clear
ing her throat, and several times while
they were washing the dishes she made ns
if to speak, then closed her mouth once
more. As she hung the dishcloth on its
nail, she turned to her daughter: "See here.
Eflie," she said, "1 pu"ss you'll hnve to
stay at home this morning and get dinner.
Your pa 'wants me to go. His cousin, Micah
rTill. is rnmine over with his second wife,
and your pa thinks 1 ought t' be there. You
won't mind, "will you? It ain't as if you
had anything special t' go for."
Tears sprang to Eflie's eyes. She turned
her back silently, and her mother accepted
silence as assent.
"She don't mind," she Baid to her hus
band, as they drove out of the yard. "I
guess she thinks it might rain an' spoil her
new dress. Well, 1 do want to see th'
woman Jane Hill's husband has married.
Oh, Effie!" she called back, "don't get t'
studying and forget th' cranberries. The
herbs for th' turkey are on the right-hand
shelf" her voice died away in the dis
tance. Alone, Eflie dropped her head on the
table and cried. She must wait three more
interminable days before seeing Granville!
After awhile she went upstairs and, after
listening a moment, though she knew there
vwis no one in the house, she raised a loose
piece of carpet and unearthed her greatest
treasure. It was a tear-stained copy of the
Weekly Clarion, and it described the land
ing of the gallant Third and the subsequent
skirmish in which "Corporal Granville
Linker, of this township, who had dis
played great bravery," was shot in the arm.
And suppose he had died believing all
WHY, EFFIE. I NEVER SAID THAT."
those things Lily l'etitt told him!" Effie
She was putting away the paper, the dii
app' aranec of which had caused her father
such annoyance, when a thought struck her.
"Mercy, the cranberries!" she cried,
dashing downstair to find a black, Btieky
mass in the bottom of the kettle. "Oh!
what will ma say! Whoever heard of a
Thanksgiving dinner without cranberriea,
and there are no more in the house!"
The traces of her carelessness removed,
the turkey in the oven and the fire "roared
up, she stared dejectedly into the yard.
"Oh, how I hate Cousin Jane's husband
and his second wife!" she cried.
"And why?" asked a voice she had not
heard since May.
"Oh. tiranville! I why aren t you in
"Guess I wanted to see you, Effie, so I said
my arm hurl a little; they 11 let me do any
thing if 1 mention that arm."
"M1..1. Crn.,vill, ia it all riottit niwV
she touched it reverently.
"As good as ever, Eflie. And 1 carried
that housewife half over Cuba. Hut you
never w rote."
"1 I.ilv Pettitt said you guessed all the
cirls would write, so I'
"Why, Elite, I never said that. I only
wanted you to think of me, and
"Hut vou haven't told me nbout the war,
she broke in, blushing. "Did you ever kilt
a man, tiranville?"
"I cue.- 1 did one, anyhow. He was
in a tree, picking off our fellows, and I took
good aim and fired. He hit the pound
nrettv (imck, and it wasn't the fall that
killed him. Pretty soon I went down,
though I didn't know I was hit. When I
came to myself, a good many other fellows
were lying about me. Shall I tell you what
mv first thought was?
Eflie nodded; she was crying. "I won
dered whether you i care it I never came
Two hours later, when Mr. Hill drove
vp, his daughter gave a wild cry: "The
turkey!" and ran into the house, which
was full of the rich odor of incinerated
I hat was the i ii'iuKsgiving ' upon
which Mr. an-l Mrs. I'd! dinH adly on
picl.;es and pii'iipl;in pie. .,h
id Elfi". th"v ;it w
clasped under the
tablecloth and ate the
ioou of the god
HIS nation stands out
alone i::uong all the
nations as having no
established religion or
110 recognition of Cod
in its constitution and
laws. When our fa
thers met in national
convention to frame
the trr.;:na eharta of
this country the spirit
ot mini e 1 1 1 y was
strong in that body,
and a fear bus been
that the godlcssiuss of many of the dele
gates had as much to do with its silence as
did the general demand for religious tolera
tion. There were those who felt that there
should be a recognition at least of the super-ruling
Deity who presides over the des
tinies of nations and who determines the
issues of battles and the duration of em
pires, liut the fathers who bui'ulcd so wise
lv in other directions chose to Le positively
silent, and as a nation the United States
started out godless and distinctly material
istic. Washington, himself a religious man,
was so held in the thrall of the skepticism
of the times that he durst not proclaim a
day of general thanksgiving to Ood, until
he was so directed by the congress; and he
waited for the same authority before he
issued his second and last proclamation.
Many years elapsed before another president
had the courage to issue another, the war
of 1S12-1SU having ensued and ended before
this was done. Nor was it until after tne
civil war was fairly on that Thanksgiving
dav became general in its observance. Lin
coin being the first to place it where it is
now held lust, namely, the fourth Thursday
Even as it now stands, a fixed holy day,
it is in no sense binding as to its observ
ance. It is a maxim of law, that there can
lie no statute that is binding except it have
punitory clause, and the president a proc
lamation contains no sentence of punish
ment against people who refuse to observe
its provisions, (iiranwn consent of the peo
pie gives it recognition to the extent that
places of business are closed; but the in
dividual man does as he pleases in that day
The various churches hold a service; but,
as a rule, there is a painful emptiness of
benches, and so many sanctuaries have suf
fered from absenteeism that it is the prac
tice in most places to hold union services
of many congregations, so as to assure a
somewhat decent attendance. Usually at
these services, even, there is a marked ab
sence ot men, women supplying tne wor
shipers in far the greater part.
No effort is made to accuse the people of
to-day of a lack of religious sentiment, liut
it is a fact that the people have seen fit to
make of the day one of home-bringing and
home love and a sumptuous home feast. It
is a day of roast turkeys, cranberries, plum
puddings, mince pies and other dainty and
indigestible foods, and a day when the ab
sent ones seek. to get 'back, nnder the home
roof to spend the hours with those they
The Puritans established it as a day ol
worship and praise of God for His abound
ing mercies, lo this day in parts of New
England one may find suggestions of the
former-day spirit; but throughout the
other portions of the country what of reli:
gious spirit pertains to the day is to be
found in the silent, unspoken worship that
clings to hearts that are warmed in the
thought of a happy home and of the loved
that are gathered under the home roof. Far
be it frosi the individual to pass sentence of
condemnation upon such as hold the day
in this manner; yet the fact punctuates the
statement that the great republic of Amer
ica is vet verv far from being a Godful na
tion as such. As a day of home life and home
love, there is that that is very pretty in the
day of Thanksgiving; but there are many
who feel that the lesson of the day should
point to a more direct and positive individ
ual recognition of the liod who alone has
the power to cast down and to raise up,
and from whom conies all the good that men
have and enjoy. Richest of all the nations.
most blessed of dod, it yet declines to rec
ognize His omnipotent hand in the fruitage
of the fields and the vield of the mines and
in the product of the mills.
WILLIAM ROSPKR CORPE
Taught by Kperlnoe.
Tndold Knntt-Wot are ye goin' to do
to celebrate the day? Wash yer face?
Mosvly Wragis N'aw. 1 done that last
Thanksgivin' an' wuz hit by fnur dogs dur
in' the day. They didn't reco'nie me.
Chicago Tribune. - -
IT WAS INDEED WCRTH WHILE
HEIIK was n errand
?J 0 !y at tin1
lam .i 1 ii v larr;u Ks
one (old Thauksgiv
ii'g ui:-lit . Drums
bi at. tambou 'i n e s
jiiit-'U'il ; cornet and
fife added their so
prano notes. Sisters
and brothers snup
new and old hymns.
A few of the lately
ami joined fervently
in prayer and praise; but not 0:1c now face
greeted the workers.
Sister Alicia whispered to Sister Mary:
Is it woitli while? Last week we
tramped through snowy streets, sang our
selves into sore throats, and not one coiivel t
did we nnike not one bit of good did we do."
They were forming in line lor the street
parade. Sister Mary turned around in sur
prise. Her clear lime ces gazed into the
complainer s brown ones in a penetrating
'Of course it is worth while," s!ie hirped,
cheerily. "Who of us dare sav it is not?
Uecause we have not always two or three
maitdlm, hysterical followers, who shall say
that we have not sent so ne lesson home,
cheered some lonely, aching heart of saved
some soul? Sing, sister, and piav. I' or we
mav help some one from sin this very night,
whom no one else can reach."
The rebuke caused Alicia's clear voice to
ring out with uu added pathos- a sense of
tier own shortness of faith.
It reached a woman, who stood at the
window of a line home. She lilted her
head 'ind thought: "Poor woman! One
who sings like that must suffer also!" The
upraised face was white, despairing and sad.
Mary Whittcsly had lost all courage. There
"OF COURSE IT IS WORTH WHILE."
seemed no good nor light; no love nor
brightness in lite. Then why live it? W by?
1 ho voice died away, und a series of pic
tures presented themselves to her mind.
rirst A lovely, happy bride, llersell?
l'hen a happv, blissful mother with a
pretty baby in her arms.
A gloomy, morose hushanu, wordless at
home. Gay onlv when dining out or in
the society of those for whom she could not
Two colIius, side by side; fatlier and
mother dead at once. No one now to stand
between her and the world.
Hie had hugged her baby very closely
then, and had tried, shyly, lovingly and
inefiectually, to win her husband once more.
There was one picture still, the last and
. . .... 1 , , , ,
saddest. nree wecKS past sue nau ueen
seated rocking and crooning to her baby.
He suddenly stretched his tiny hands to
ward some invisible thing.' His little body
trembled and stiffened. He was dead. Doe-
tors came. They all shook their heads, and
said something of a ruptured blood vessel
and the brain. What did it matter, since
they could not bring back life into that fair
A period of blankness lollowed this. Ihe
poor, desolate heart! all joy had gone from
it. Everything now was but care and weari
ness. She was tearless, apathetic, indiffer
ent to all things; her husband's brutal neg
lect failing to arouse anger or scorn.
That dreary Thanksgiving night his club
friend had dined there. She had left them
but a few moments. The wine they had
drank gave a higher pitch to their voices,
and their words floated clearly to her eara
"FOR ME THERE IS ONLY DEATH."
She realized that she was the subject they
"1 have fairly grown to hate her! With
her superior ways and cold indifference, she
"Why don't you swear at her?" advised
his friend. "You would soon (lire her of
that sublime air, and til ing her to eatlh.'
"I wonder I do not kill her!" cried the
husband, passionately. "Sometimes 1 wsh
she ere dead and I free."
His friend laughed. They rose. The
wife heard the push of 1 hairs over the hard-poli.-'ned
floor. .siie pitied her husband.
'1 Ins wn Kcd woman, herself, should be dead.
It would be better. Oh, ves jniljijjner.
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum baking; powekrs are the greatest
menacers to health of the present day.
ROVAl BAKINO POWDER CO., NFW YORK.
navuig found a iloak, s!
about her and crept oniet'i
this wo!":!:i,-hovv should si
tamly, the river -that was
e wrapped it
cut. To kill
do it? C'er
c st ; and she.
hurried 0:1. At the m-;h r of n dark street
sh paused for the S:i!v:it:-vi Aruiv to pass.
icy t"eini'i(l a'o:v in rn uneven way,
siH-uting a bve.y nielodv, that rounded but
alf a h' tii'i. It iinnovrd pti I delisted
t lit- 1 1:1 zed wo.iiiin. Sister Alicia was not
Mary Vi'hittes'y lonl e 1 lifter them a see-
"Those are the sort who would expect
me to pi-Hv, I suppose. That is religion. To
pray? W'hv should I?"
Yet, when the long walk brought her to
the water's edge, she did km el and, stretch
ing up her anus through the biting, snow
decked air, cried out:
"To whom can 1 pray? I have no friend,
parent, husband, child, lover! No, nor even
(!od! 1 am all alone, l'or mo there is only
death. Welcome! Welcome! Thou sweet,
black, silent death! With thee comes
peace!" She arose, stepped to the pier's
edge, and threw off her cloak as she pre
pared to spring.
A sound of music arrested her attention.
The Salvation Army was turning t he bleak
coiner that led river-ward. Sister Alicia's
voice brought these words clearly to her
"Do thy friends '.tFi:rp, forsake thee?
Take It to the Lord In prayer:
In His arms He'll take and shidd thee,
Thou wilt fir. d a solace thi re."
The slender figure stood (uietly, calm, a
moment; then trembled violently. Sho
saw the better pints of life; the happier
days before sadness had clouded her mem
ory nnd dulled her soul. She realized tha
sin of this; and sank to her knees, praying,
hoping; imploring the God whom her lips
had just denied.
"Help me to be strong!" she cried. "To
I'car niy life, O Lonl, as it is ordered. Help
me to leave my death to Thee, that nothing
be lost" and there fell 011 her spirit peace.
It was as if God's hand had rested on her
As she rose, brave and trusting, nnd
turned her licet steps toward home, in an
other part of the city, the ' Army" was dis
persing. The tired soldiers were limping
forlornly. It was bitterly cold, yet Sister
Alicia never noticed it, and her lace shone.
bright and happy, under Iter ugly blue bon
net. As she passed Sister .Mary, her shapely
little hand rested a moment on the older
"Good-night," said she then added, half
hyly: "God bles.-i you, sister. I feel as
though it had been 'worth while' this
ELVIRA FLOYD Fi:oi;MCKE.
1mt Im YIIiIm'I Sr.lil.
"I canr.ot, cannot thnrkru'. lie,
Don't ak me to, I hep :
Thackcplvlni? r.fvr ci men Put see
Pome f-;tuw pulls my Ug!"
N. Y. World.
I! I h Ax octi I Ion.
ipoo'ier I :it t he doov
Soiled Spooner (:it the door - 1 nrn willin
to work, r.uuldni. but competition keeps me
from gittin' :iiyt!rn" to do at mv trade.
Mrs. ( ,:.oIsoul - W ii" I h vour t ruse :
Soiled Spoon-T Onrvin' Th?-ks"ivin' tur-
Vovs fur lonely widows
"There is one thing which should make
this country celebrate Thanksgiving day
with a great deal of enthusiasm," remarked
'Whrt is that?" asked Tomdik.
'Congress isn't in session yet." Detroit
A Redeeming: Fentare.
"It is certainly a terrible thing," mused
the turkey, as it saw the farmer approach
ing with his ax, "to tie cut olf like this in
my prime. Hut after all death has its com
pensations. At least I shall hear no more
Thanksgiving jokes about getting it in the
oeck." N. Y. Journal.
A TlinnkoKlvInK ( Inch.
Fhe (after "yes" has been said) What
did you wish when you puiled the wihhbone
He I wished that you would accept me.
S he- Oh, I w ished that you would pro
pose X. Y. World.
CURED BY CUTICURA
I was sntlerin; tortures fmm a diswueil
scalp. 1 wrs scratching my head from morn
ing till night. I.ittln pimples tmka out ail
over mv head. 1 had no rest. I washed my
hf with hot water and CrTKTRA H'ap, iml
!plil rPTiorHA a dresjlntr. Now my
le-ad hasn't pimple on it, and mv hair i
Crowics splendidly. ADA C. HAUKF.LU
J?0 Grand St.. Jersey City, N. .
I thought I would go frantic with Itching
grain humors. I lost conslderahle of my hir
ot which I had sn abundance. I tried several
remedies, the failed. I tried CrTicrm a Soap,
relief immediate, itching completely pone.
Mra.M.Jt'DAN,24 HslluiayM., Jersey City.
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