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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1HMS.
rnhimncd by the Herald Publishing Co.
scb "Kifrioj raits:
la the County 11.00.
Oat of the County 1.26.
me red at tbe pont-offlee at Columbia, Ten
nessee as second-class mall matter.
F. D. LANDER, Editor.
TO I'UKVBNT TItOMtLK.
Tb-soldiers of the First and Hec
ond Mississippi Regiments, now in
Columhia. expect to be paid of! and
mustered out sometime npxt wppk ;
probably not later than the'middle
of the wpek ; and thpre seems a gen
eral apprehension that whpn that
time comes, there is going to be
Just what kind of trouble, nobody
seems to know. Rome of the soldiers
say there are a good many disputes
and differences and old erudites to
be ettled between themselves, and
they predict "scrapping" by the
hundred and killings by tbe score.
They say further, that some of the
officers have exercised a proud con
tumely over some of the privates,
and that when they all become plain
citizens again, there is going to be a
reckoning of old scores along this
line. We hope this is an exaggerat
ed statement of the ill feeling exist
ing, but that is the way not a few of
Then they are heard to say thai
they are going to "take the town."
Whatever they may mean by this,
we do not know ; it occurs to us that
they have pretty full possession al
ready. Then of course they are going to
"do" the "nigger;" that goes with
out saying, though for emphasis
Rake it is repeated several hundred
times a day.
8o on the whole there is a general
apprehension both among the sol
diers and citizens, lest trouble shall
arise when nay day and muster out
day shall have come.
Now the Herald believes that
with this timely warning, all trouble
can be and should be prevented
Those in authority should not wait
until trouble in on and then goto
flghHng to quell it. Order should
be preserved. Everything should
be done in such a way as to preserve
the peace. On" regiment should be
paid oif and mustered out, and the
other regiment the entire regiment
if need be, officers and privates
alike kept on provost guard duty
until the discharged regiment is out
of town. And when the last regi
ment is being paid off, mustered out
and is taking its departure, the
county and city officials should see
to it that there are enough police
and denutv sheriffs to keep the
peace : a hundred if that is sufficient,
a thousand if necessary.
"Forewarned is forearmed." If
the turbulent element in the soldier
ranks are given to understand that
they can't take this town in the
sense in which they use the term
they will not attempt to.
And, speaking of this turbulent
element, we believe it to be smaller
than some people seem to think, and
therefore more easily controlled
From our observation, a very large
majority of the soldiers are sober,
polite, well behaved young men
And they are not in sympathy with
those who bring reproach upon their
good name, and the State and flag
they represent. Of course when one
of their number gets into a quarrel
or a fight, they all flock to the scene
of action. But if you will go into
one of these crowds you will find
very many more trying to quell the
disturbance, than there are those
engaged in it; and if you will loiter
about that crowd after the "scrap
is over, you will henr a greater nam
bercondemning and regretting, than
you will approving it. We con
fldently predict, therefore, that
when they are mustered out, two
thousand of tbe twenty-five hun
dred, will promptly leave for their
homes, carrying with them a pleas
ant remembrance of the town and
its people for the kindly manner in
which they have been treated, and
carrying with them also the respect
and good will of the community at
large, and particularly of those
with whom they have come in direct
contact. The remaining five hun
dred, if there are so many, who de
.sire to take the town and paint it
red, should be given to understand
that preparations have already been
made to keep the peace, and that the
town, or any part thereof, declines to
Now, in concluding this article,
which Is already longer than we had
intended it to be, we desire to state
to those in the country who desire
to come to Columbia to do their
Christinas trading, that in our opin
ion they can do so with impunity
and without danger. The soldiers,
very many of them, are sleeping in
our homes, eating at our tables,
meeting and mingling with our peo
ple upon the most frieudly terms.
They have never shown the slight
est disposition to molest or interfere
with anywhite person, man or wo
man, that we have heard of. This
apprehension and uneasiness over
their departu'e, exists, and we have
felt it our duty to tell our country
subscribers of it, and suggest a
warning to those in authority. Rut
we believe that the trouble will be
averted, and that aside from some
boisterous conduct and perhaps!
some fighting among themselves, no
serious results will follow. No lady
has been insulted; no lady need
fear being insulted ; nine-tenths of
the soldiers would resent that ns
quickly as the men of Columbia
would. Ho if you are wanting to do
your Christinas trading in Colum
bia, come and do it; the stores are
full of pretty goods, and the little
folks must not be disappointed when
Christmas morning comes.
TO HKI.l' IIIM VMTY.
The dedication of the Anna Rus
sell Cole Auditorium at the Ten
nessee Industrial Hchool, is a happy
reminder that such an institution
exists in Tennessee, and that it is
fostered by the strong arm of the
State. About seven hundred boys
and girls are being cared for at this
Industrial home, when they are be
ing prepared in a practical way for
an even start in the battle of life.
Better than the homes of half the
children on the outside, is this home
on the inside of this enclosure.
Here they., are taught the flrs.t
great lesson of life, obedience and
discipline; a lesson sadly neglected
in many homes otherwise highly
Here they are taught the common
school branches, while at the same
time they are learning habits of in
dustry by applying their hands to
some useful trade; and here they
are made to observe the laws of
health, being fed, not on sweets and
nick-nacks, bu on wholesome food;
here they are early to bed and early
to rise; they have their time for
work, time ft r play and time for
study; a place for everything and
everything its place.
What a mistake the State makes,
by not havinuf more such schools or
homes; and it seems to ua that a
practical way to settle the convict
labor question, would be to put them
to work building the houses, fences,
etc., for such schools in a dozen
different places over the State.
Instead of enlarging the peni
tentiary, build homes and industrial
and tnining schools. Instead of
preparing to punish as convicts
those who are born in sin, nurtured
in poverty and trained in crimr,
why not rescue them while they are
young and develop them into men
The penitentiary is a breeder of
crime; it is a question if it does not
harden more men than it cures; It
doubtless damns more lives than it
saves. It is a necessary evil, per
haps, but as a civilizing, uplifting
promoter of better morals, or even
as a means to prevent crime, it is a
Time and experience have demon
strated alike the weakness of our
criminal code and the demand for
something better, more effective.
As "an ounce of prevention is wortli
a pound of cure," so may that "some
thin? better" found in the State Iu
If this legislature would establish
three of these Industriil schools in
each grand division of the State,
future generations would rise up to.
call them blessed.
Innocent, merrimaking fun is one
thing, malicious sport is another. A
game of snow ball between friends,
both parties consenting, is fun. Rut
to wrap rocks up in snow and slug
Innocent, unoffending negroes with
them, simply because you "don't
like a nigger nohow," has no ele
ment of fun in it; it is malicious
sport, not to say cowardly ruffian
ism. The conduct of some of the sol
diers here last Monday towards the
negroes, was a disgrace to the men
engaged in it, and shame upon the
uniform they wear. It was bad
enough to attack unmolesting, un
offending negroes, going about on
errands for their employers, and
against their will and without their
consent wallow them in the snow,
fill their ears with it and stuff It
down their backs; this we say was
bad enough and rude enough; but
if it had stopped there it might have
been passed as the freak or frolic of
boys. But when we find that in
some instances the suow was but to
cover the rocks they used, and that
their expressed purpose was to
"bloody the nigger," it shows a
wicked heart and evil purpose that
nothing can excuse.
That all the snow bailers had this
motive in view, we do not believe;
but that quite a number of them did,
there is no doubt.
On West Seventh street, nearly
opposite the Herald office, one of
them threw an alleged "snow ball"
at a negro; It missed the negro, but
tbe rock which was iu it struck Mr.
Hugh Blair who was standing at
his truit stand and came so near
breaking his leg that be was unable
to walk for two or three days. Can
any gentleman call that fun?
TwoTtiegroes were struck in the
DO YOU KNOW
how to get more enjoyment out of
this Xmas than you have ever got
ten out of any previous one? Why
just go to
G. W. NICHOLS,
and get some of the many good
tilings he has for you at lower prices
than you have ever known in this
old town of ours.
If you want an old Ham or Turkey
you can get it here.
A few more of those Tomatoes at
6 cutis for 315c.
Plenty of Olives, Cranberries and
Try some of our Pure Fruit Pre
serves at 15c per pound.
Have a big lot of Florida Sweet
Oranges, from Scott Bros, celebrated
grove, Ht from 80c to 60e per dozen.
CANDIES Now make price; on
Candy frmn 7J2'c to 50c per pound.
All kinds ol Nuts at the very low
Raisins y'j'o to 15c, and numberless
other things which you will want
Santa Clause to bring.
Hot Any Produce
To Sell, See Me.
- G. W. NICHOLS,
McKENNON & NICHOLS.
head by these snow rocks, and se
verely hurt. Another negro, because
he refused to submit tamely to these
abuses, was bpaten nearly to death;
ana over in Macedonia, the negro
quarter of the city, where the soldiers
have nothing but mischief to call
them, they went and terrorized that
whole community, snowballing and
rocking men, women and children
and their houses.
Tha Herald wishes to express its
unqualified condemnation cf such
imposition upon our negro citizens ;
and we have no apologies to make
for defending the rights of any citi
zen, whatever his color or however
lowly his station in life, against the
unprovoked abuse of any set of men',
regardless of the uniforms they
The negro is a citizen here, and in
many respects a useful one. He
knows his place and generally keeps
it. As long as he behaves himself
and attends to his own business, he
is entitled to go unmolested under
the protection of the law. It is
sad commentary upon our town and
state and country, it a citizen can
not be protected in the humbler
walks of life, when his only request
is to be let alone.
The L tilted (states volunteers are
in poor business, and reflect no hon
or upon the flag they carry, when
they come into a community and
stir up strife between the races,
where perfect harmony and good
feeling prevailed before.
It seems to us that the army offi
cers, if they were as watchful and
energetic as they might be, could
prevent any further trouble of this
kind; and if they cannot, ther the
civil authorities ought to.
It would be very much better for
the Democratic party in Tennessee
and in better taste as well, if Comp'
troller Harris, Governor Taylor and
Governor-elect McMillin, would
wash their linen in their own back
A dispatch from Manila gays
Admiral Dewey is anxious to return
to America. His health has been
spriousiy affected by the hot climate
of the Philippines, and his presence
in the Orient is not essential.
Don't Get Caught!
Keep your eyes open when buying
your fall and winter suit. Beware
of the man who offers you "Splendid
Suits" worth $12.00 for $2 JS, or who
pays the newspapers a liberal
amount to advertise his "unprece
dented" and impossible "bargains"
gathered from the slums and sweat
shops of New York, "where bread
and meat are sold so dear and flesh
and blood so cheap. hen you
want to buy an article don't be gov
erned too much by the "marked"
price look to the value, the worth
the texture, trimmings and make of
the goods themselves. A compaii
son thus made will show conclusive
ly that the prices we quote are low
er than eoods or equal worth or
quality can be bought for elsewhere
Our performances are always in
strict accordance with the promises
made iu our ads. Wc bclirre in the
sublimity of plain truth. Judge us
by what we are doing. Judge us by
the clothing you see mat your
friends and neighbors have pur
chased. Judge us by our price. Get
your friends to tell you how much
they paid. That is all we ask, You
iret the best, truly the best, when
you trade with us.
A. J. (Got.) NICHOLS.
Ax effort will be made to have the
Tennessee legislature make an ap
propriation for an exhibit at the
Paris Exposition, in 1 IKK). The
H erald is opposed to all such ap
propriatious, and in that opposition
we believe we reflect both the inter
est and the wishes of the taxpayers
of this county and this Senatorial
and Floterial districts. If our Sena
tor, Floater or Representatives doubt
this proposition, they will please
take the pains to inquire of their
Little Joe Acklex and pompous
Tom Williams, who started out with
such a strut to defeat the old War
Senator, have retired to their holes.
After exhausting their sm ill store of
mental resources, they concluded
the trick couldn't be did.
One of the prettiest home wed
dings of the season was that cele
brated at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. T. E. Lipscomb, the parents of
the bride, on South Main street, last
evening at 8 o clock, when Miss
Clarrissa E. Lipscomb eave her
hand in marriage to Mr. Robert Lee
The house had been prettily deco
rated for the occasion with palms,
mistletoe and holly. The bride.
who was handsomely attired in a
gown or blue, and carried ulied-oi
tne-vauey, never looRed lovelier, as
she stood beside the man of her
choice and plighted her troth to
him. Miss Addie Lipscomb, sister
of the bride, acted as Maid of Hon
or, and Mr. frank Nicholson was
the groom s best man. Miss Ida
Lipscomb, the bride's sister, ren
dered the wedding march, and the
ceremony was pronounced by Ryv.
F. A. Sowell.
Immediately after the marriage
the bridal party repaired to the
home of the groom's mother, Mrs.
N. J. Vaughan, on North Garden
street, where an elegant reception
was tendered them.
t he bride is an attractive young
lady of the blonde type, and is ex
ceedingly popular. The groom is i
hftrhly respected young man, and t
valued employe of Messrs. J. P
Street & Co. The Heralo joins
with their legion of friends in wisS
ing for them all
Wednesday evening at 8:30 o
clocK, at the home or the bride on
tbe corner of Fourth and Garden
streets, the pretty ceremony wa
solemnized which bound together
the hearts and lives of Mrs. Muttie
Cook and Mr. A R. McBride. Elder
J. P. Slayden officiated in an im
pressive manner in the presence of
a few friends and relatives of tue
contracting parties. After the cere
mony tne wedding party spent sev
eral hours very happily together, a
string band furnishing sweet music
for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Mo
liride were the recipients or many
handsome presents. The bride is
well-known and highly respected
and the groom is an industrious
and promising young business man,
being at present a presciptionist in
Rains' drug store. They have many
friends who wish for them a long
lite or much happiness.
A pretty, quiet wedding was that
of Mr. George Vernon Fitzgerald to
Miss Emilie Joanna OJil, at the
bride's home, on Tuesday, Dec. 13
at 5:30. Rev. W. B.Taylor officiated
in a phasing and impressive man
ner. Owing to the wedding not be
ing previously announced, it came
In the way of a surprise to their
many friends. The brido looked
unusually pretty, attired in a hand
some gown of blue and white, and
wore a stylish hat to match. She is
a charming and attractive young
woman and is loved and admired by
a large circle or friends and ac
quaiutunces. The groom is a highly
respected young man, of noble Chris
tian character and good business
qualifications. After receiving con
gratulations, they ren-iired to the
home of the groom's father, Mr. F
M. Fitzgerald, where an elegant
reception awaited them.
Cards have been received by rela
tives of the bride-elect in this city
announcing the marriage of Miss
Estelle Prewett, daughter of Col
Austin L. Prewett, to Mr. Kent Eu
gene Newton, in the First Methodist
Church of Cleburne, Texas, on Tues
day evening, December 20, at 6 o
Miss Katherine Sheppard will
united in marriage to Dr. W.
Rucker, of Little Rock, Ark., De
ceinber 2!), at the home of the bride's
parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Shep
pard, in this city. Immediately
after the ceremony, they will leave
for their future home in Little Rock
(Jets Twelve Years.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 13.
Gideon W. Marsh, former President
of the wrecked Keystone National
Bank, was to-day sentenced by
Judge Butler in the United States
District Court to an imprisonment
of twelve years and three months
and to pay a fine of $500.
Ordered to Havana.
The battleship Texas, armored
cruiser Brooklyn and the gunboats
Castine and Resolute have been or
dered to join the armored cruiser New
York at Havana. The order send
ing them there was prompted by the
riots between the Cubans and bpan
iards during the last lew days.
All members of Leondas Polk Biv
ouc are requested to meet in the
Circuit Court room on Saturday
Dec. 24, at 11 o'clock. Business of
importance will he attended to, and
every member is requested to be
present. By order of the president,
W. B. Dobbins, Sec.
flytffiwor), ft)dtr$OT) poster.
If older heads will secretly
tell you to come here for your
sive preparations to help you:
H 11 lid reds Of Pretty Hooks
From the little picture and A. H.
C. books, to make baby's eyes spar-
kle with joy, to the classic volumes
for older minds. 5c UI).
Here's a pretty little edition of
gift books, bound in fancy gilt
cloth and such titles as these :
Stickit Minister. Paradise Lost,
Marmion, Bracebridge Hall, A
Change of Air, Dreams, etc., etc.
You'd guess them 75 cents.
And then here are games :
Parlor Ten Pins. Baby Rattlers,
Dolls, A. B C. Blocks, Building
Blocks, and a host of other pret
ty and useful girt things.
Come and bring the little ones.
The "Open Door" policy always
Gift Eiderdown Comforts, of i
fine odorless down. The acme of 1
Some Specials to go on sale
Ladies' Handkerchiefs. Only
about 25 dozen in this lot of Ladies'
ered Swiss Hand
rf day morning, 10c
each. I hen there
1. , rP fld dozens ot otli-
lOTl? er styles of gift
Handkerchiefs, some of them put
up I dozen in fancy- boxes. 5c to
Lap Kobes. More of that lot of
heavy Plush Lap Robes, full size.
$2.(5c each in place of $4.00.
Dark Outings Nine hundred
and seventeen yards (14 styles) of
pretty dark Outings go on sale
Saturday morning at 5c a yard.
They were meant to be higher, but
arrived too late.
Important Sale of Ladies'
Looks like an early winter and a long winter. Better get fitted out
in good warm Suit and Overcoat before Christinas. It doesn't cost much
to be comfortable and stylish too if you get your clothes here.
You can get your Boys Clothes to best advantage here too. '
If You See It In Our Ad, It's So.
Mention, Anderson & FosteK
What more could you want than a beautiful HAT for Christmas?
Come in and select one while we have the pretty things left. SAIL
ORS, WALKING HATS and HUMMED HATS at a great reduc
tion from now until the Holidays.
Miss NELLIE CARROLL.
Entrance through McKennon, Anderson & Foster's.
The city of Louisville has adver
tised for 10,000 bushels of coal for
distribution among the poor.
Private Henry RetTett, of Com
pany I. First Kentucky regiment,
was killed, and Private Henry C.
Brehme, o First Kentucky, Was
badly wounded by a sentry at New
port News Haturday, as the mem
bers of the regiment were about to
take their departure for .Louisville
last Haturday. The men attempted
And Not Only Is the
Soldier Dreaming . .
of Christmas at home with the
dear ones, but all Jover Chris
tendom, Babyland Ms agog with
impafient interest as to what Old
Kris, with his reindeerteam, will
Old Kris now, he'll
We've made exten-
warm, fluffy elegance these cold
nights. $4.5010 .fio.ooeach. Those
at $ 10.00 are covered with pretty
run i..4infu r Tfff .
S;,k u th h d
Corded and bound with Velveteen.
$4 98 each.
Gift Aprons, from ioc to $1.50
each. Some new French ideas in
Swiss Aprons, with satin ribbon
trimmings, daintily ruffled and
shaped. 50c to $1.50.
Gift Screens, filled with pretty
Silkoline, three fold, five feet high.
$2.00 to $3.50 each.
Or if you prefer to fill them at
home, the frames are $l.2S. to $2.KO
next Saturday Morning,
continue in effect Monday.
Wraps. Commencing Saturday
morning, and eve
ry garment in the
lot is bran new,
made this season.
of Navy Blue Co
vert Cloth. New
Dart sleeves. Un
til now, $7.t:oeach.
urday morning $4.98 each.
Ladies' Fine Jackets of Navy and
Green Heaver and Tan Covert
Cloth; till now $10.00 to $i2.:;o
each. Commencing Katnrdnv
morning, $0.00 each.
Ladies' Dark Navy and Black
Beaver Jackets, from $4,50 to Sat
urday morning, $2.98 each.
Seal Plush Capes, 17 inches
long, edged all round whith Thib
et Fur. Commencing Saturday
morning, $2.48 each.
An here's one lot of Dress Goods
that will go on sale next Monday
morning, that should cause a skur
rying in this direction :
Two pieces dark navy blue, all
wool, 46-inch Serge, cheap at 50c.
One piece dark navy Cheviot
Serge, 3S inches wide, 50c.
One piece dark blue grey Covert
Cloth, 40 inches wide, 5Sc.
One piece blue grey Cheviot
Serge, 46 inches wide, 75c.
One mottled heavy Cheviot, Na
vy ground, 54 inches, 75c.
All this lot go on sale next Mon
day morning at 35c a yard.
Better hurry up though, these
are mighty good values.
to pass the sentrv. It is claimed, and
board the transport Berliu without
the necessary permit. They are
said to have ignored the sentry's or
ders to halt and were struck on the
head with his bayonet.
A naval station is to be created at
Havana, and possession taken of the
existing navy yard. Commodore
Cromwell has been named as coin
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