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TTTE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 18J8.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
la tbe County 11.00.
Oat of tbe County 1.28.
alered at tbe post-office At Columbia, Ten
ueisee as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
THE NEG1CO PKOBLEM.
The negro problem is agitating
the North some more. Did you
ever notice how the negro problem
and the North take-ime about agi
tating each other? No sooner does
the one get (rood Pettled, than the
the other agitate it. And the only
way to keep them both settled, is
for the Democratic party to be in
full power; a consummation devout
ly to be wished.
The South is the natural home of
the Negro; and he would very soon
settle down to his work-a-day life
and bo contented, peaceable and
happy, if the Republicans would let
him alone. But they won't. They
think they cannot get along without
him, so with every quadrennial elec
tion they go to his humble cabin
and disturb his peaceful nature by
promises of political preferment,
and incite in him impossible hopes
and ambitions. Having .disturbed
him for their own selfish political
purposes, they leave him to get him
self into trouble, then they begin
anew their hypocritical cry of "How
to Solve the Negro Problem.'
Then the negro in his turn begins
to agitate the North. His political
brother in whit. ha taught him to
believe that his capabilities are not
given a chance; he has been led to
expect some great thing for his vote
if his party succeeded. He is so
clamorous for these rights vouch
safed him by the Republicans, that
he forces a hearing and gets into th6
army or is made postmaster in a
Southern town, and at ouce unset
tles a problem which time and the
races have already amicably settled
for themselves. The trouble being
purely a political one, and the blame
belonging entirely to the Republi
cans. The negro's home is in the South,
and his best friends are there. The
South could not get along without
him, and he cannot be as happy,
contented or prosperous, anywhere
else. It is cruel to keep him in
politics and make him bear the
brunt of the battle. If he demands
recognition and his party thinks he
deserves it, give him a place in com
munities where his party is in pow
er. Don't put him up as a disturb
ing element In a community where
public sentiment is opposed to him
as a public officer.
In Illinois they shoot him down
like a dog, because he wants to work
in a white man's place; but Mr. Mc
Kinley thinks it all right to turn
white men out of office anywhere in
the South and appoint a negro in
his stead. Up North the white
labor refuse to admit the negro into
their organizations, but they howl
mightily because the white people
of the South don't want him in their
public schools. North or South the
white Republicans won't vote for
him, neither is he appointed to fed
eral positions in norther., states; but
down here in the South ha is given
federal appointment to disturb the
public peace and renew the cry of
"How to Solve che Negro Problem."
The question is already solved.
As a class the negroes don't want to
hold office in the South. They find
it too unpleasant, at times too dan
gerous. It is only an arrogant, im
pudent one here and there, who
seeks to disturb the peace of his
race by his own preferment, And if
the North will only let the Negro
and the South alone,the question will
stay solved ; no good can come of
luruier ugiiniing u.
Jessr Gates, of the Second Artil
lery, who lost part of his upper lip
in the Cuban campaign, has been
awarded the first pension ou account
of the Spanish War. He will re
ceive$l"a month. Claims on ac
count of the Spanish war are now
coming in rapidly. The total on file
up to date is 1,947 for war service
and 178 for naval service, exclusive
of the claims of the battleship Maine
The cigarette dealers of Nash
ville are still selling the poisonous
things, waiting to be notified that
the law will bo enforced against
them. Imprisonment should accom
pany the notice.
The Methodist conferences are
virtually unanimous in their opin
Ion that Barbee & Smith ought to
resign. It seems a pity these gentle
men will not consent to the majority
The Herald rejoices that the
slugging match between Corbett and
Sharkey, turned out to be a fiasco.
AnydiVappointment to the bruisers,
the gamblers and the toughs, should
be a matter of congratulation to
cultured, christian people-.' 1 '. '
Pbophkcies are dangerous
things, but we dare predict that the
war with Spain will cost this govern
ment, before it is done with it, more
than the war between the states.
The pension raid has already begun ;
and they know so much better how
to work it now than in the sixties,
that they will push it to the furth
est extreme. Then that colossal in
cubus a larire standing army, will
drain the treasury as never before.
Then that additional army of office
holders, none of whom will ever let
go until their "pulls" have entirely
failed them. Then to buy the
Philippines, and civilize, christian
ize ana educate the monkeys, the
money it will take no man can esti
mate. And after all, the money
will be wasted, the most of it. For
a standing army is a standing men
ace to a free Republic, and the ma
jority of Filippinos are not capable
of being made much better than
they are. The war for humanity
8kewas just and right; but the
greed of the Imperialist, is all wrong,
and will bring only ruin in its
It is absolutely ridiculous the way
some few papers slobber over Ad
miral Dewey, attempting to boom
him and groom him as a presi
dential possibility. Why spoil a
good soldier by making a poor poli
tician. What does Dewey know
about governmental science? Vhat
does he know about statecraft?
What about the financial or the
tariff questions? How much
thought has he ever given to tbe
agricultural interests of the country?
How much study to the mining
problem?. Is he a corporationist, or
does he belong to the people? Does
he believe in the rule of the classes,
or the rights of the masses? With
out inquiring into these things, with
out knowledge of which no man
should dare aspire to the presiden
tial chair, a lot of gushing news
papers without any political princi
ples to guide them, are slobbering
Dr. R. N. Price, who recently
resigned the editorial chair of the
Midland Methodist, has been ap
pointed Chaplain of the Fourth
Tennessee Regiment. The impor
tant, responsible position could not
have been given to a more godly,
consecrated man, nor one who under
any and all circumstances will be
found more faithful at his post of
Yesterday was a day to be
thankful for. Indeed when one be
gins to think of the blessings to be
thankful for, the mind multiplies
them so rapidly that a grateful
heart stops the count to shout its
praise'. America as a country, we
as a people, and as individuals, are
the most favored country and peo
ple on earth, and "every good gift
cometh from above."
If Uncle Sam pays twenty million
dollars for the Philippines, he will
be like the man who bought the ele
phant; the purchase price will be a
trifle compared witli the keep.
HUKT is a runaway.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dale Have a Narrow
While out driving on the Sowell
Mill pike last Sunday afternoon, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Dale had a narrow
escape in a runaway accident. As
they were coining down a hill near
Mr. F. M. Vaughn's place, a pipceof
the harness broke, which caused the
horse to commence kicking and
Mr. Dale was thrown violently to
the ground, receiving an ugly cut on
the head, badly wrenching his hip,
and otherwise bruising and cutting
him. The horse continued running,
Mrs. Dale remaining in the buggy
until he had run about a hundred
yards more, when the animal turned
from the road and ran into a tele
phone pole. The vehicle was al
most completely demolished and
Mrs. Dale was thrown out and pain
fully cut about the face. The horse
ran several miles further with ooly
apart of the harness attached to
himself, and was brought to a stop
at a toll-gate west of town.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale were brought
to town in Mr. Vaughn's surrey, and
are now rapidly recovering from
their injuries. Their large circle of
friends are glad that the accident
was no worse than it was, and hope
their injuries will soon be healed.
Bushels new corn in the ear wanted
by the City Grain & Feed Co. See
or telephone them. tf
ASKED TO KESIUN.
Action of the Mrmphli Conference on
the Barbee Matter.
Padicah. Ky, Nov. 19 The
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
in session at this place, to day
adopted the following resolution in
regard to the war claim matter:
"Hrxohnl, That while we have the
greatest respect and love for our book
agents, liar bee A Smith, and conti
dence in their integrity of purpose, yet
we deplore the mistake into which they
were hetraved in the management of
the publishing house claim; and we
believe, to allav the excitement exist
ing in thevhurch and conserve its high
est interests, it would be wise for them
to resign, together with those members
of the book committee equally involved
To The Holidaj Trade.
We are receiving daily all kinds of
good things for tht holiday tHule. '
It ' Buchanan &Abott. '
Successor to McKennon ifc Nichols.
Every lady and gentleman invited
to inspect my stock of Staple,
Fancy and Fine groceries. (Both do
mestic and Imported.) Fine Fruits and
Produce a specialty. I am also head
quarters for all kinds of canned goods
Fi?s, Dates, Currants,
Evaporated Fruits, Nut,
Oat Meal, Oat Flakes,
Grits, Hominy, Etc.
We have just received another
shipment of Block's fine candies,
in bulk and in packages. I mean it
when I say I have the finest line of Jams,
Preserves and Jellies ever displayod
anywhere. Both in bulk and in jars,
cheaper than ever heard of before.
Fresh Oysters and Celery
received daily, i win make a
special price on lard stands for the
next thirty days. In fact I wont
be undersold on anything in my line.
When in need of anything usually kept
in a strictly first class grocery, call on
G. W. NICHOLS,
Successor to McKennon t Nichols.
Presented to the Spanish Peace Com
missioners Last Moudaj.
Given Until Next Monday to Make
wer. 840,000,000 Tendered for
Treaty of Conxion to the
Paris, Nov. 21. The United States
Peace Commissioners have un
uouotediy made their nual proposi
tion nere. wnen the conference
opened this afternoon, Judge Diy,
addressing Senor Montero Rios and
his colleagues of the Spanish com
mission, recurred to the protracted
negotiations and reaffirmed the de
sire or the American commissioners
to reach an amicable conclusion
Then, handing the American pre
sentation to the interpreter, Judge
Day concluded his remarks by say
ing that the Americans, preferring
not to break the armistice or to re
sume hostilities, had determined to
present another and final proposi
tion, which he hoped would lead to
a speedy and amicable adjustment.
That portion of the presentation
setting forth the proposal that the
United States must have possession
of the entire Philippine archipelago,
witn a tender or u,uou,uoo lor
treaty cession or the Islands, was
then read. Without betraying their
mental attitude, tne bpanisn com
missioners suggested an adjourn
inent until Weduesday.
I lie American commissioners
named JNovember aa as the day on
which they desired a final answer
on subjects in issue.
Garwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains
GEN. BUEI.L DEAD.
Veteran of Two Warn Paxseit Away in
Gen. Don Carlos Buell died at his
home near Rockport, Ky., Saturday
Gen. Bueli was born ut Marietta
O., March 23, 1818. H graduated
at West Point in 1811. In the Mexi
can war he was promoted for gil
lantry to Brevet Major, and when
the civil war began he was made
Major General. He resigned his
commission in the army in June
1861, and has lived in retirement
start irom our store ana go to any
point in the city, ou-kon start
from any point in the city and come
to our store. You-kon find our store
on corner of North Main street and
Public Square, and when you find
it you'll find the lightest store, the
nicest stock of clothing and the best
regulated store in Columbia that
sens men a ana Doys wearing ap
The easiest store to trade in, the
pleasantest salesmen to trade with
and the easiest prices on the best
clothes, and the most and newest to
No tricks here. We've got some
eight, ten and twelve dollar men'
suits that you better get acquainted
with, and some of the swellest over
coats ever made for the price $0.00
toflo.CO. Then you will find suits
for men at 15.00 in good patterns
that are absolutely all wool. Don't
be bashful around here; tho freedom
of the store is yours whether you
buy or not.
Good mothers remember us when
you want a suit for the little one.
A. J. (Gov.) NICHOLS.
ON THE PACIFIC.
Prlate Erie Tnjlor Describes His Voy
age From San Francisco to
The Trip Han Been Without Accident So
Far How the Hoys Amnnnl Them
selvesThe Kflet-t of Sea
jlckne. The following letter from Private
Erie Taylor of the First Tennessee,
to his home folks at. Culleoka, was
mailed at Honolulu, Hawaii, upon
the arrival of the transport Zealan-
aia at tnat place, on its voyage
across the mighty Pacific. The let
ter will be read with much Interest,
as every Maury Countian has an In
terest In the welfare of the Zealan-
dia avd the lives of those on board.
On Board "Thk Zkai.andia,'
Friday, 11 a. m.Nov. 5, 1898.
Mi Dear Mother and Jfomefolkn:
stopping places ana post oinces on tne
i'acihc are tew and far between, and, in
order that I may have a letter ready to
man io iovea ones at nome when we
reach Honolulu, I shall make a start
now and nnish when we get there about
Sunday or Monday.
I have just come off guard: mv post
was down in the "hold," and it was so hot
down there that a guard could not stand
it over an Hour.
Last Saturday was a busy dav in our
camp; everything wecould not carry on
our hacks had to be packed and sent to
the ships. Our summer clothing had to
be drawn, and consisted ot two suits or
white duck, one brown suit, two suits of
light underwear and socks. AH these
we had to put in lour" knapoacks, with
our blankets rolled on top of our knap
sacks. In our pouches were our shel ter
tents. This "rolling up ' was done on
There was not much sleeping in camp
mat nignt. Everyone was up be Tore
daylight, and soon after breakfast as
sembly was blown. Companies "fell in"
and marched out apiece from camp.
wnere irons were stacked. Then each
company went to its street, took down
tents, pi lea up noors, picked up and
burnt all rubbish. About 9:30 we "fell
in" again, and bv ten o'clock were start
ed on our live miles march through the
city to the boat. And a tiresome inarch
it was; with heavy knapsacks, can
teens, side-arms and guns.
We halted once on the entire march
The live companies left for the next
transport went in front as our escort.
we reached the ship at about noon and
were given a lunch by the Red Cross
Ladies, (they never forget us. May they
he rewarded!) We went on board as
soon as we had finished our lunch, and
put away our equipments. Then we
came back on aeck to talk to and sav
good bye to the hundreds of frienas who
had come to bid us "Uod speed" on our
voyage. There were not many dry eyes
in the crowd when the whistle blew,
and we started on our long, doubtful
lourney. Several tug-boats with friends
aboard accompanied us out into the
We were lined up and the roll called
to see if anv were missing.
The shio began to roll at about 6 o
clock that evening, and it was not long
nefore many of the boyg were sea-sick
Then the fishes had their supper. I did
not gel sick until Tuesday, wnen the
waters were very rough. You don't
know what it is to be sea-sick. It is no
pleasant sensation, it seems as it one
would "throw up" his army shoes, and
then be in misery because he did not
have something else to send overboard
Some of the men have been too sick to
sit up ever since Sunday. We are near
ly all feeling alright except for the
gnawing hunger. We do not get
enough to eat. A few spoonsful of cof
fee, hard hardtack and fat bacon make
up most of our meals. There are lots of
nice things on board marked "For en
listed men," nut we nave not seen any
of it yet
This Is Saturday morning and I have
been helping to sweep the ship. I am
now on the hurricane deck. Boys are
all around me, some writing to mother,
others to tneir sweetnearts, some are
reading, a big some are talking, and
others amusing themselves in 6undry
ways. Most of us are doing two tilings
at. once one being a longing for home
l et cheerfulness prevails, for it is no
use to lie gloomy.
I'apt. Uillem said he was so home-sick
he didn t know what to do. Ma . Bay
'ess said if he ever got back to America
be would never board another ship to
The band gives two concerts a day.
"Dixie" is always played, and neve
fails to bring cheers from the boys
"America" is played every afternoon
and everyone rises to his feet, takes off
his hat, and longs for America again,
Now I suppose you would like to
know how we sleep. Of course the otti
cers enjoy the state-rooms. The non
commissioned Olivers have the second
class cabins, and the privates enjoy (?)
bunks in the hold. The bunks are about
18 inches wide, and are not long enough
for a long soldier; they are put two side
by side anc1 three deep or rather high-
one over another, with barely room
enough for a man to get between. These
are arranged in rows up and down the
ship with passage ways between. It i
so hot down there that the boys use th
privilege of sleeping on deck.
The water is guarded, and a man mus
not drink much of that for fear it will
I have seen three whales and som
flying tish, the only things of interest
so far. Will see many tish, etc., when
we net to warmer water.
I enjoy looking at the big waves roll
imr over each other. It always seems tba
we are in a round hollow, for it look
"up-hill'' in every direction. The boy
frequently say "Honolulu is lust ove
the hill ;" but we never seem to get ove
We will get to Honolulu Monda
morning, and I hear that we will give
We all have to take a bath every othe
day in cold sea-water, bv means of
kind of shower-bath arrangements
tho end of the ship Sea-water isn'
verv cleansing, for soap will not lathe
We are auxious to see some land. Th
hoys often say they would be glad to
rind a rock, get out on it and 6tay there,
Their favorite expression Is, "t aptain
stop tne snip, x want to get otr an
I will close now until we get to th
island. 1 forgot to say I got your last
letter when we were about fifteen miles
out at sea.
Monday 1, p. m. We are now anchor
ed in the harbor at Honolulu. Land
v as sighted at about 3 o'clock this a. in
Kven bpfore davliirht everyone - was o
deck straining his eyes to see land once
more. o more eagerly did I olumbu
and his men watch for the first clea
vision of America, than did we for land
'The Indiana," with Kansas Regiments
is .VI vitrds away from us on one side,
and " The Arizona" on the other. "Th
Ohio" is at the wharf coaching. Th
Kansas boys cheered us heartily, an
both bands played "AmericV and"Iix
ie." shore leave isuranted to only fou
men from each company only fou
hoitr.4 The permit are given alpha
betically, so 1 cannot get one before
mail leaves the ship t omorrow. You
fTc.h;ernon, fi)dv$o) Foster. 1
Tnres mm ami Twelve Ladies' and misses'
Wraps, Jackets, Capes and Fur Collarettes have
come to us within
days, and if you ask the Southern Express
people, they will tell you that
press train brings more. We
to New York and he found
acturers of Ladies' Wraps who had small
ots that they wanted to turn into money.
Mighty few of our half price
And we're going to share
tune with you.
But all the good things are
There are others. We found a manufacturer of Men's
Clothing, fine clothing too, who was anxious to lose some
money on a few lots. Some of those lots are here now.
Same way in many other departments throughout the store.
Here's a Bunch of Bargains for Next Monday, Nov. 2S,
And you remember what we said about the word Bargain a short time
ago. VV e couldn t coin a better word to express our meaning so we are
just going to redeem this word and give it back its old meaning. So
when you see the word BARGAIN
used in its fullest sense.
A Bargain in "Winter Lap Robes. Twenty-seven, large size, wool
or plush Lap Robes, black on one
price $4.00. This lot next Monday, $2.65 each.
Another Lot of eighteen extra
fancy on the other, full size and good $5.00 value. This lot next Moil-
day, $3.(5 each.
Plaid Dress Goods. Here's a
Plaid Dress Goods, of bright green, gold and blue plaids, and six pieces
in the lot are alike. The other piece is a differend plaid, and the real
value is not a cent less than 75c a yard; as the importer assured us that
they cost him $2c a yard this season on the other side of the ocean.
They are 37 inches wide and our price next Monday will be 29c a
yard. Make elegant waists, wrappers or children's dresses.
Flannelettes. Twenty-five pieces of pretty, dark wrapper Flaii-
nelletes in new designs. Next Monday 7 l-2c a yard in place of 10c.
Turkish Bath Towels. The last
through the day. Good heavy quality, size 22x37 and at 40c a pair
you'd be getting fair treatment.
day 25c a pair, 12 1-2 each.
Here's more of that lot of Men's Wool Underwear :
Shirts 60c each... ) fli iA Q Qni
Drawers 50c pair. u)l.lU & 01111.
Match it if you can at anything under 90c or $1.00 a garment.
Men's and Boys' Suits and Overcoats. Rightly made. Rightly
priced. Fit rightly. You're invited to see what " THE ANNEX '
has got for you.
If You See It In Our Ad, It's So.
KIcKennon, Anderson & Foster.
IX YOU would be pleased with your hat, get it where you can get
beauty, style and cheapness combined. Besides our beautiful
line of Trimmed Hats, we also have an excellent line of Cheap,
Nobby, Walking Hats and Sailors, which cannot butplease the most
fastidious. Give us a call.
Miss NELLIE CARROLL.
Entrance through McKennon, Anderson & Foster's.
see I can't tell you much about Hono
lulu until later.
To one on board the ship a pretty
scene la presented of the narrow valleys
between mountains. The Kodakor (I
suppose that is the way to spell the
name of the natives) are nol exactly
like our nejrroe". Their skin is red and
their black hair is straight. A number
of the native children have been swim
ming around the ship all day, diving
into the water for pennies tossed out to
them, and thev never fail to pet them.
They will stuff the nickels into their
Jaws until they have nearly live dollars.
You can't clearly see the city, on ac
count of the tropical trees, such as
palms, bananas, etc. The boys have
all been divinu from the ship arid swim
ming over to see the Kansas boys. The
clouds over the mountain peaks resem
ble our summer thunder-clouds, and
you can see the rain.
The natives paddle around the ships
in their canoes to take the boys ashore
for ten cents The boats, or canoes, are
named "Hurry Up," "Hemember the
Maine," ' Livelong," "Come on," "Dew
Love tc. all of you and to enquiring
friends. Good bye. Yours,
Sword for Holison.
The Alabama legislature has ap
propriated .VX) for the purchase of
a handsome sword for Richmond
Pearson Hobson, the Merrimac hero.
Opposed to Expansion.
The Alabama Legislature has
passed a reiolution aking the Ala
bama reprHpiiUtivea in Congress to
vote against any measure proposing
td amiex to the United States any
territory not contiguous thereto.
the past ten
sent a buyer
our good for
New Blue Jackets with Military Collars.
New Black Jackets, silk lined.
New Plush Capes.
New Cloth Capes.
New Fur Collarettes,
New Fur Scarfs.
A lady in our Wrap Depaitment was
heard to remark that she did'nt see how
anybody else was going to sell any wraps
in this town, and she had "looked
not in the Cloak Department.
in our advertisements, the word is
side, fancy on the other. Usual fair
heavy Lap Robes, black on one side,
little lot, 7 pieces of silk and wool
lot of these Towels didn't last
This lot of only 15 dozen, next Moil-
The Supreme Court has pronounced
the death bentence upon Plea
Wyne and Catlett Tipton, two Sevier
The Methodist Church at Browns
ville was burned last Monday. The
church cost nearly $:50,0(X), and the
large pipe organ was valued at $2,000;
The big Dlant of the Lawrence
furniture factory and a number of
other buildings adjoining, at Law
reuceburg, were destroyed by Are
last Monday morning. The loss is
estimated at $30,000, with no Insur
ance. The Latest Sensational French Play.
Cyrano De Bergerac, by Edmond
Rostand, which is being played in
thi country by Richard Mansfield
and in England by Henry Irving, is
just brought out in a dainty, handy
cloth-bound volume at the "price of
80c., and a cheap paper edition at
15o., by Hurst & Co., New York, the
well-known cheap-book publishers.
They will send it .post paid, or It
may be had at all dealers. It Is gen
erally pronounced the play of the
year, and some critics rank it close
after Shakerpeare'a masterpieces.
Biff l ire In San Francisco.
The Baldwin Hotel, Ban Francis
co, burned, Wednesday morning.
Two'lives were lost, four persons
were injured, and ten are missing.
The property loss is ftitnrpi f