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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FIJI DAY, MAY 'Jl, 18:T.
H ILL FITTING SHOE
is like a bad conscience it is til
Mays hurting you. You will not
know you have anything on your
feet if you get a pair of our
PERFECT FITTING SHOES.
How can we say this? Because
our buyer, Mr.'R. V. Watkixs,
has been in the shoe. business for
twenty years and lie knows how
to have thein made. Aain,
they have all learned that he
KNOWS A SHOE
all over inside and outside, "up
one side and down the other,"
and they dare not send us a sin
gle pair that are not perfect in
every respect. If you want your
feet to look well and want the
best value for your money, go to
ISI V TWINK
of J. r. strot't & Co., nml shvu money. It
Hinder Twine, Kntjlne oil, Cylinder Oil,
Thresher lielts. Hatteiikikld & oison.
FIKST (II AI-ITV
Hinder Twine il'.j cents July 1st, or() cents
pot ciisli in unbroken Inindles. To secure
this low price, orders must he placed with
us before hand. J. I. wtkkkt & Co. it
As tt is netting late in the season, from
now on. 1 will sell ckks from choicest breed
ing at fl tut per setting
tf AlKS. J. T. VlI.MAMMN.
Mower Sect ions. Hinder
J. 1. Htiikkt & Co. It
Gernmn Millet, Hungarian, Horghum
Seed, Kield Peas. Call on us for prices.
inayU-lit Nattkkkikmi ,t )onsox.
Hee J. P. Street & Co.'s notice of special
price on Hinder Twine and leave orders at
A splendid Top lhiguy tor
f 11 1 1 v warranted.
A Pontine Koad Wagon, former
price $:iu.0n, present price Sf'.T.iH).
Hiirh tirade IT. M. T. liuu;irien,
timber like whalebone, at $7f.00,
'nrtonn proport ionate
V. W. CHERRY, Agent,
may i -in
South Main Street.
CO MM HI A,
OHU'o on titti'den Street, next door to Krt
C'iiiiiIh'I'IiiiiiI Preshyterian Church.
FTKIt twenty years practice in Maury
County, twelve years of the time in
Columbia, it is not necessary for me
to say that I will still
I Si; MY I! F.ST Kl FOISTS
to nive my patrons entire satisfaction, as
my patients of twenty. vears ao. are my pa
tients to-day. when they need t he at teiit ion
of a dentist. Hut I will say, under t he gold
standard, t hat I will insert gold Hillings tor
and when the teeth are too far cone to
till, 1 will make you a new set for ll'.'.'iU. Call
ind see me. oitlce hours from Ssiii a. m.,
until 5 p. m. fehi'illv
t. k:. (loitiiox.
O. I ltL'TI.EDOE
Gordon & Rutledge,
District Agents for tho
Fire Insurance Company.
F.U5W IKli:TMF.NT.-l'olltieit writ
ten iii the liistHllmeiit I'liin.
Otlicc: Masonic KuiUling, Columbia,
Dr: J. D. SMITH,
tH'Kicr.: I'.ianeli P.lo. k, West Seventh
Street, between Itcthell House and M.
Otlicc lmurs, ) a. m to J p. in. sepii ly
"Will lie ooened 1 .... Ilk U IC
This is one of the finest Kumnier liesorts
for heall h and pleasure, and is famous for
its line mineral waters. iHm't fail toattend
The IHcyele Kaces
on that day at 1::W. (iood track. First
jirize $'.'.iin, seconrt pristo Sl.tu. Five or more
mavlt 4t VAI1K lino's. Prop.
Suit For l.ibel.
Rev. P. M. Fitzgerald, a Cumber
land Presbyterian minister residing
at MeMinnville, lias entered libel
suits against the Nashville Ameri
can and Nashville llanner, for $25,
M) from eacli paper. The suit is
based upon an article in the papers
named in which it was charged that
the Hev. Mr. Fitzgerald had regis
tered at a hotel in Huston with a
young lady whom he claimed to be
his wife, a't the time of the Christian
Endeavor Convention in that city.
Subscribe for the Herald.
CITIZENS' VS. Cl'M KEKLAXI).
Ir. Padgett Talks of the Fight Hetween
the Itlval Companies.
Editor Herald: Every true
citizen is interested in his com
munity, and every true citizen is in
terested in every enterprise that
helps both his neighbor and himself.
Much has been said in our city
papers about the telephone war that
is now being waged. Possibly by
speaking in this way I shall be able
to tell some things that are not gen
erally known, but should be because
they are of interest to our town.
As is generally known, the Cum
berland Telephone Company has
been operating in Columbia and
Maury County for a number of
years, charging whatever they
wanted to, independent of the feel
ings and pleadings, petitions and
prayers of our people. This high
rate of telephone service continued
for years and with no prospects of
anything better. Our people grew
tired of such a burden, and justly
so, because in other places the ser
vice was much less, due to the fact
that competition had entered the
field ; and, as a result of this feeling,
a number of citizens of this town
and county decided to place in
operation an independent telephone
Did anyone ever see a monopoly
that was especially interested in a
town or his neighbor beyond the
dollars and cents that that corpora
tion could squeeze out of their hard
earned purse? They have always
been very independent and dicta
torial in their dealings with their
people; and when I say people I
mean every man, woman and child
in this town and county. Hefore
the Citizens' Telephone Company
was organized, Mr. Aris H. Rains
and myself were appointed as a
committee to visit Nashville and
have an interview witli the Pres
ident of t he Cumberland Company,
and this we did, but without avail.
We tried our utmost to get a reduc
tion for our people. I finally asked
the President how many new sub
scribers he would have to have in
order to give a reduction rate? He
answered, "If you will get us ten
new resident subscribers we will give
you $2.00 rates." I said all well and
and good, but I had not forgotten
our business houses and then asked,
what about our business houses?
To which he replied, saying, "No!
No!" In the course of our conver
sation the President said that he
could not give any such rate as a
dollar a month because it did take
that much to keep up the repairs of
the instrument. I have been using
my Citizens' instrument ever since
the first of list July and the repairs
upon that instrument have not been
as much as a cancelled postage
stamp. The President said, "Gen
tlemen, don't understand me as try
ing to persuade you from putting up
your exchange. Go ahead. You
can't advertise our business better
than to do such. Don't you know
that there is not one of those
features being run successfully in
the United States?" Yes, he did
not say Tennessee, but in the United
States, when at that very time there
were not less than 4 independent
ones in the State of Tennessee.
This feature of independent ex
changes lias gone all over the coun
try, until now many of our large
cities and towns are operating such,
and that very successfully.
It is indeed a strange thing that
the Cumberland Company is so
anxious to place instruments at
such a reduced rate! Just a few
months ago petitions for a reduced
rate were laughed at. Just a few
months ago, if you wanted an in
strument in the country you had to
do all the work I mean furnish
poles then give, absolutely donate
that property to the monopoly; and
then, for that privilege, pay an
enormous telephone rate. A few
moths ago the President could not
possibly give a reduced rate. Just
look at that picture of "then and
now." The "then" side of the pic
ture many of us have experienced.
The present state of affairs is this:
You have no contract to sign, as we
once did when an instrument was
placed in our homes and business
houses. The monopoly is anxious
to run lines to the country at their
own expense ana you pay only a
reduced rate, a rate much less than
the President himself said would
take to keep up the repairs on that
instrument. We used to pay 'Jo
cents for a message in the country.
Now all linesare thrown open, and
yet a few mouths ago prayers and
petitions for just a reduced rate
( nothing was ever said of toll) were
trampled with ridicule absolutely in
Strange, did I say, were these
very kind offers from one who is
trying to make believe that he is so
very interested in our happiness
and welfare! The answer is too
plain. You crush a home institu
tion, and it will have its deleterious
influence. And this is the object of
the Cumberland Company. Why
are they o tiering such reduced rates?
Why have they thrown open all toll
lines in the county and given us the
same privilege that used to cost us
2o cents? Why are they running
lines many miles into the country
for such a small rent, when just a
few months ago the President could
not possibly give us a reduced rate
and even ridiculed the idea of an
independent exchange, saying that
the people wanted connections with
Should I place a club in my
enemies hand to help kill a home
institution for the sake of saving a
few cents per month on my tele
phone rent, I shall not only sutler
afterwards but assist in making
others sutler. To every thinking
man and woman these questions are
too plain. For those who have not
thought seriously of this matter,
when the the Cumberland Company
approaches you otlering such flat
tering thiugs, stop just a moment,
study a second, look seriously at
what they used to require of you for
any little thing done in your neigh
borhood or town, and then quietly
and calmly ask yourself the ques
tion, why all these kindnesses
offered, and even begging you to
take them. It no competition had
ever appeared upon the field in Co
lumbia and Maury County, rates
would have gone on just the same.
Don't Nefflect tie Balies!
As the weather becomes warm
your babies will begin to suffer
more or less from bowel trou
bles. There is nothing else
you can give them (except the
attention of a physician) that
will relieve them and keep
their stomach and bowels in
good condition as Alookx's
Cemfrolina. It is pleasant to
take and absolutely harmless.
is very prevalent at this sea
son of the year, and the best
and quickest relief for it is to
take a bottle of Alcorn's Cele
ry and Kola. Compound,
ARE YOU HAVING CHILLS!
Alcorn's Chill Cure is guar
anteed to cure any case of chills
or money refunded.
Now is the time to treat rheu
matism, catarrh and all blood
troubles. Alcorn's Syrup of
lied Clover will put your blood
in good condition and relieve
If you are just getting up from
a spell of fever and need a good
tonic, you can get nothing that
will do yon more good than
Alcorn's Elixir of Cod hirer
Always bring your prescrip
tions to us.
Don't forget that Hammar paint
only costs you $1.05 per gallon.
GEORGE S. ALCORN.
We would have paid the same old
two and one-half and three dollars
every month for an exchange ser
vice much less than the Citizens'
Company is now giving for one dol
lar. Take the Citizens' exchange as it
now stands to-day and it is saving
I mean the people of Columbia and
Maury County a cent not less than
$7,000 per year. And as our ex
change grows, this amount will in
crease. Every dollar of this is kept
at home for the benefit of each in
dividual person and his neighbor.
Can you say this of any monopoly?
If we allow our home institution to
be killed by such false interest and
flattering offers as the Cumberland
Company is now offering, we will
sufferj and how long will it then be
before they would place rates where
they were originally? What may
now at first thought seem cheap at
fifty cents per month or should
they even give them awa" would
be very, very dear for us in the
future. Their policy in the past, re
fusals for a reduction, tell us that no
such thing as a fifty cent or even a
dollar rate would ever be granted or
heard of. The Citizens' Telephone
Exchange is not. being run for the
benefit of any single individual. It
is not being run for profit to increase
the income of anybody, but is a
home institution, for the benefit of
home people. I have spoken plain,
cold facts, and any one who will
think just for a moment will realize
that the Citizens' Telephone Ex
change is a blessing in more ways
than one for the people of Columbia
and Maury County.
In Buying Groceries
You will possibly want at
this season of the year Oat
Meal, Shredded Wheat, Maple
Syrup, Salad Dressing, Vege
tables, Strawberries, etc., etc.,
which you can get at our store
fresh and nice.
Orders for Ice
left at the store or handed to the
drivers of our delivery wagons
will have prompt attention.
Rock salt, for freezing cream
and sherbet, is the proper thing.
Blow up at the Water Works.
Quite a sensation was created last
Mondaynight when it was reported
that the electric light and water
works plant had blown up and that
four or five men had been killed.
Upon investigation, however, it was
found that a cylinder head had
blown out and broken up some of
the machinery and torn up part of
the floor and wall, but no other
uamage was aone. ine eieciric
lights have been out since, but the
company are making the necessary
repairs and will be ready to furnish
lights in a day or two.
We are glad to state that Miss
Winnie Moore is much improved
after a few days sickness. It was
regretted that she could not be at
school Friday, as she was to have
taken an important part in the
Mrs. J. B. Campbell has returned
home after a visit to Mrs. Alford on
the Pulaski pike.
Mrs. Frank MeGaw is visiting her
son William, of Howling Green, Ky.
w. Garni Groceru Co
Hie Vacation Season Has Keguti in
Athnueiim Primary Derailment, Miss
Walker's School and McDowell
The vacation season has begun in
Columbia, and many are the child
ish hearts that have been gladdened
within the past week with the clos
ing of school and the happy antici
pations of the vacation mouths.
The Primary Department of the
Athenamm gave their concert in the
Study Hall last Friday evening be
ginning at 8 o'clock. A good -sized
crowd was in attendance, and the
children were much complimented
on the manner in which they ac
quitted themselves. The following
interesting program was rendered:
1. ltrownie Chorus.
"We Must All Scratch."
"Tbe New Toy,". .Norman Martin.
"A Hoy's Opinion," Charley
:!. Recitations "Three Little Mush
rooms," Virginia Webb, Mabel
(ireen, and Sara Samuels.
4 Vocal Solo "Shoemaker,"
Aris Rains, Jr.
5 Recitations "A Summer School,"
llessio Tucker, liessie Hayes, Aduie
liuest, Cecil (Justine, Alline Lert
hetter, Leila Ashton, Kanny May
Tucker, Rebecca Grant.
(J Piano Solo Louise (inest.
7 Recitation '-I Can and I Will,"
"Spelling in tin Nursery,"
10 1 mar Wooten.
8 Vocal Solo "Won't You Play
With Me?" Tessie Ray Samuels.
9 Piano solo Waltz Durand.
Miss Sue Hrumbach.
10Vocal Solo "Two Little Rlue
Shoes." Carrie Smith.
1 Chorus "Song of All Nations."
2 Recitations "Spring Time Flow
ers," Minnie Arthur, Alline Pow
ell, Clara Waynick, Louise (iuest,
3 Vocal Solo "A Winter Lullaby."
Mary Williams .... (De Koeven.)
4 Piano Solo "Valse," ... Ludovic.
5 Recitations "Hetty and the Rear."
"A Little Girl Wanted," Olive
"Shining Eyes," Mary Marcella
A Doll Drill Little Girls.
7 Recitations "Discontent," Martha
"A Mother's Trials," Lady Annie
"The Raby," Mary Ragan.
8- Vocal Solo "Raby," Virginia Webb,
it Recitations " Proverbs," Conner
Tucker, Archie Hughes, Edward
Guest, Horace Milam, Harris Lentz,
Walter Moore, Robert Pillow, Sam
Led better, Henry Uustine, Duncan
Peters, Frank Arthur, Sam Mose
ley, Raird McLemore, Riddle Ra
gan, Clinton Whitthorne.
10 Centennial Chorus.
MUk Mary Walker'n School.
Miss Mary Walker's school closed
last Friday morning and her patrons
met with the teachers and pupils to
listen to an interesting programme
of music, recitations, fancy marches
and drills, and Kindergarten games.
The children acquitted themselves
well, looking as sweet and hap
py as birds, as they moved with
simple, childish ease and grace
through their merry measures,
keeping time to the songs they sang.
Miss JUack's pupils on piano anu
guitar showed good work on the part
of the pupils and admirable skill,
taste and experience in the instruct
or, both in her training and her se
lections for this occasion.
In thanking her patrons for their
encouraging co-operation with her
in her work, the principal aaaea a
few words of loving commendation
to the pupils for their faithful work
and uniform good temper and obe
dience. McDowell School.
This deservedly popular school
closed on last Friday morning, May
14. The past year was one of the
most prosperous and profitable
years in the history of the school,
atid the programme which crowned
the faithful work or Doth teachers
and pupils was much enjoyed by all
who were present. The following
programme was carried out by mem
bers of the various grades:
Music "Mower's Song" School.
Recitation "Hide and Seek". .Tessie
Chesler, Sammie Isom, Klise Caldwell.
"How They Brought The Good News
From Ghent to Aix" ...Sam McGaw.
Recitation "Grandma" Lilly May
Corcoran, Mary Cheslar, Azula Duk
(rer, Lillian Huckaby, Judith Philips,
Nellie Thomas, Rachel Cheslar.
"Blow, Bugle, Blow" .. Mary John
ston, Maud Burns, Mattie Pinion,
Mattie Cayce, Daisy Krwin, Lillie
Recitation "Pride of Battery B."
Recitation "The Klectric Car".. Eddie
Flag drill. . . Joe Catinna, Willie Huck
aby, Ross Burns, Crawford Irvine,
Robert Letsinger, Louie Catinna,
Ulna Huckaby, Jim Witherspoon,
Sam Tavlor, Henry Cayce, Petie Ca
tinna, Wills Napier, Clifford Cavee,
Arthur Padgett, Wilton Caldwell,
Song "Star of Freedom" ... .School.
Recitation "The Bridge". .. .Mary Lee
Recitation "Lasoa" Lloyd Burns.
Solo "Water Cresses," (with guitar
accompaniment) Daisy Krwin.
Recitation "Naughty Zell" Saide
Pantomime "The Raven" Mary
Witherspoon, Hattie Cayce, Be?sie
Dooley, Mattie Brown, Kthel Cald
well, Mav Tucker, Mary Leo Napier.
I Award of Prizes, by County Superin
tendent of Schools, l'. .v. Dodson.
Music "Be Happy" School.
The following pupils received the
prizes, which consist of books and
In attendance: Wilton Caldwell,
Jim Witherspoon, Robert Letsinger,
Saide Witherspoon, Wallace Tuck
er, Lloyd Burns. These pupils were
present during the entire term of
nine months. In addition to these,
Brownie Campbell, John Philips
and Joe Catinna deserve equal
praise for faithful attendance, al
though in drawing for the prizes
they were not so successful.
Penmanship: Tessie Cheslar.
Application: Charlie Catea.
Deportment: Wallace Tucker
Garwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains
All new and neat patterns,
which we will offer at one
fourth less than regular price,
as we bought this lot very
cheap, and we will give our
customers the benefit of the
deal by offering this lot at
very low prices.
Ask to see our 4L2c, 5c and (ic papers.
We have also added a new line of
We handle all kinds of Window
shades. Extra size shades order
ed very cheap.
Complete, all color? 20c.
Also 8, 1012 foot, poles, all col
Full line of white-wash brush
es 8c, 10c, 15c, 24c to 4i)c each.
Also paint and varnish brushes,
all kinds cheap.
Fire screens 10c, 15c to 24c each.
Matches 8c dozen boxes.
Sixty clothes pins for 5c.
Large box blueing 8c,
two f jr 5c.
Two large bars good laundry
soap, for. 5c.
Chair bottoms, all sizes 4c up.
Give us a call.
Your Dollars W ill Do Wonders.
Bring a few to Watson & Bain's
ana see the remarkable bargains we
offer in first-class groceries. Our
prices are the lowest on good gro
ceries. 8,'a lbs. good coffee, $1.00.
Phone 95. Watson & Bain. It
Has Returned to Columbia.
The Nashville American of a re
cent date says: "H. E. Nichols, form
erly of Lebanon, who has been per
fecting himself in the undertaking
art under the direction of M. S.
Combs & Co., funeral directors, left
last Wednesday for Columbia, where
he enters business for himself in
Kartner8hip witli John West. While
ere Mr. Nichols mastered all the in
tricacies of the profession, having
the advantages of actual experience.
The firm speaks very highly of his
Mr. Nichols was born in this
county, and the many friends of
other days will show by their pa
tronage their appreciation of his re
turn. Attention Potato Men!
Don't fail to call on or telephone
the old reliable cooper before buying
your potato barrels. Stock guar
anteed. W. F. Wilson & Co.
Citizens' 'phone 00. mayl4-4t.
Bell 'phone (51.
KEAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Austin Owen to Mrs. K. Hussell, lot In
)th dist., $.!.).
E. C. Latta to W. E. Gatewood, lot in
W. E. (Jatewood to J. II. Gregory, lot
in Columbia, ifii'i.
B. H. Jones to Mrs. Eva M. Jones, in
terest in land in 14th (list., quit claim.
R. A. Wilkes, Trustee, to Culleoka
Academy, 7 acres in tlth (list., $i"K.72.
Mrs. E. Pillow to J. W. Hannaway, 2D
acres in nth dist., $.VX.
IV. L. DOUGLAS
1 .aw vent,
V . L. Douirtaa
Shoei because they
are the best.
For sale by
McKennon, Anderson & Foster.
G. H. A. GERDING & CO ,
Union Street, - - NASHYILLE TENN.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
ICE CREAM, CARES, CANDIES,
Parties and Weddings supplied on
When in Nashville call and get a good
lunch for 'Jo cents.
Dr. Jos. T. Tfleadors,
Garden Street, between 7th and 8th.
Columbia, : Tenn,
Telephone No. 7J.
TITCOMB'S DHUQ STORE.
The "OfVl Heliab!"" is still "on top."
Our motto Is: "Purity, Accuracy and Hon-
Prescriptions Filled with care at all hours,
Compound Extract Sarsaparilla
FOR THE BLOOD!
forget that we are h'ad
Pure Soda Water,
Corner South Main Street and Public
Square, COLUMBIA, TENN.
J. A. TITCOMB, Prop.
A est Seventh Street, Next to Methodist
Church, Oct umbia, Tenn.
ill work and pertect satisfaction guaranteed
Protect vniir 1r1i,A thiv mnv tn
Who can think
of some ilmple
titiLir to Datent?
ther may bring you wealth.
Write JOHN WEDDEKBURN A CO., Patent Attor
Deyi, Washington, I). c., for their i,fU) price otter
auu imi oi vwo uunureu invention w&meu.
profitable returns from
advertising: in the . .
WHY? Uecause it lias
been proven by many
advertisers during the
past forty years that
the 11KHAL1) stands
first in character and
influence with its read
ers. In the Herald's
the latest machinery,
the newest type and the
greatest care are used,
and the best workman
ship employed, llring
your printing to us and
get satisfaction in both
prices and work.
nc riyic, ru ana wear
could not be Improved lor Y
Double the Price.
W. L. Douglas $3.50, $4.00 and $5.00 Shoes are the
productions of skilled workmen, from the best ma
possioie to put into shoes sold at these prices.
make also $2.50 and $125 shoes for men, and
gu, z.w and 51.75 for boys, and the W. L.
Douglas $3.50 Police shoe, very suitable for
letter-earners, policemen and others having
much walking to do.
We are constantly adding new styles to our
..cany mrm, vbi it'iv, ami mere is no rea
son why ym cannot be suited, so insist on
bavin W. L. Douglas Shoes from your
We nse only the best Calf, Russia Calf
(all colors), French Patent Calf,
French Knamcl, Viol Kid. etc..
graded to correspond with prices
of tbe shoes.
If dealer cannot supply you,
W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Mass.