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TTIE COLUMBIA HERALD: JFHIDAY, DECEMBER ! 7, 1897.
Published by the Herald Publishing Co.
In the County 11.00.
Out of the County 1.25.
Entered at the pout-office at Columbia, Ten
nessee bh second-class mail matter.
P. D. LANDER, Editor.
"Whex in doubt, don't." We
suggest that as a motto to Gov. Tay
lor. The npxt reunion' of Confederate
Veterans will b held in. Atlanta,
Ga., July 20, 21, 22 and 23, 1898.
What would Democracy pain by
retiring Turley and taking Mc
Miliin from the leadership of the
lower House of Congress? That's
The Giles County Record has
again changed hands, Mr. L. H.
Vance, of Clarkesberg, West Vir
ginia, becoming the purchaser. We
wish our new neighbor abundant
The Christmas number of Clark's
Horse Review is already out, and is
a beauty. Our friend "Trotwood,"
as usual, is given the place of honor,
and embraces the opportunity to
add new laurels to his rapidly grow
If the extra session is called the
Legislature will select Senator
Harris' successor. If no extra is
called, the people can instruct their
representatives at the next election.
Hadn't you better give the people a
The House Committee on Elec
tions has reported favorably a joint
resolution proposing an amendment
to the Constitution providing for the
election of United States 8enators
by the people, instead of by the
Senator Bate, who has been
working industriously at it for
years, has finally succeeded in hav
ing the Southern Methodist Pub
lishing House claim for $288,000, re
ported favorably by the Committee
on Claims, and it will doubtless
pass the Senate. The Senator de
serves the gratitude of all Tennessee
Methodists for his persistent, faith
ful work on this claim.
Taking the Bryan vote as a basis,
the next Gubernatorial Democratic
convention will cast 1,630 votes;
necessary to a choice 815 and any
fraction thereover. In this Con
gressional convention for this dis
trict 1(55 votes will be cast, neces
sary to a choice 83. The several
counties in the district will be en
titled to the following number of
vots: Dickson 19, Giles 39, Hick
man 15, Lawrence 11, Lewis 3,
Maury 89, Wayne 7, Williamson 29
If you are interested in any of the
approaching contests, perhaps you
had hetter cut this out for future
l'ATTKUSON VS. C A It MACK.
The contest in the Tenth Tennes
see District has been culled by the
Committee on Elections in the
House, and will furnish some
mighty interesting reading'to the
said committee. In days gone by no
man was more severe in his con
demnation of the "vicious, ignorant,
negro element," than your Uncle
Josiah ; but of late he has been even
more vicious still in his denuncia
tion of those unscrupulous and
cruel whites who would undertake
to count Cuffy out. To some of
these later denunciations, Mr. Car
mack, in his reply, retorts as fol
lows: "The accusations you make simply
reiterate the stale calumnies that have
been repeated ad nauseum against -the
people of your congressional district
and in control of the election machinery
of that district. The fact that you
have added your voice to that of the
defamera of your people lends neither
dignity nor truth to slander. You can
not elevate to a plane of respectability
the caluminators of your country,
though you may easily and by a very
short step descend to their level. Dur
ing the whole course of your political
leadership in this district your people
have endured the same villiticatlon for
your sake that they now suffer at your
hands. You 'vonrself have been held
up to the execration of your former po
litical adversaries as the embodiment
of all that is wicked and corrupt in poll
tics. You have, unfortunately, by your
past course, and especially by the vio
lent and intemperate character of your
public utterances, done much to give
color and truth to these accusations,
"la the abrupt departure that you
have recently made from your former
habits of speech you have simply Mug
trated the adaptability of your con
science to the exigencies of your ambl
tion. When you suddenly ceased to
rant about 'negro domination' and be
can to cant about purity of elections,
you changed your methods without
changing your character. Your pres
ent contest and your methods of pur
suing it is simply baed upon the hope
that you can, by maligning the Democ
racy of your State and district, make
yonrself more popular before a Repub
lican House than you can ever hope to
be before a Democratic constituency."
The Herald is in favor of the
Democratic party of Maiiry County
calling either a convention or a pri
mary, and nominating candidates
for county offices.
There are some people who are
not. Now, without falling out with
each other and without creutingany
factious or-gettiug up any rows in
the Democratic camps, let's public
ly discuss this impersonal, political
'jThe Herald favors the nominat
ing system because of the remem
brance wn have of the elections be
fore the nominating system was in
vogue. We remember how open,
notorious and Bhameful was the
bribery and corruption of those elec
tions. How voters in blocks were
sold to the highest bidder. How
hired electors rode the country for
months and months, holding negro
meetings and making nights hideous
with their drunken, partisan
hurrahs. In the interest of good
order, peace and sobriety we oppose
this character of campaigning, and
for that reason we favor the nnnii-i
We remember too, that the farmers
complained greatly that these pro
fessional, paid electors interfered
very much with their labor ; first, by
tempting them to these meetings at
night and there making them drunk,
unfitting them for work the next
day ; and second, by going to them
in the fields and engaging them in
political talk. In the interest of the
farmer, therefore, we oppose going
back to the old method of campaigning.
Then, too, we believe that in or
ganization there is strength. We
believe that the Democratic party
will be stronger in this county if the
organization is kept up; and that
the better it is kept up the stronger
it will be. We believe this is a
Democratic county ; that it should
be controlled by the Democrats, and
that Democrats should fill all its
offices. We have not had a Repub
lican in office in this county since
the nominating system began. We
did have before. Why not let well
enough alone? Why throw down
the fences and invite the enemy to
share the offices with us? s ;
These are just a few of the reasons
calling for a nomination. What are
the reasons against it? We ask that
question and invite an answer.
We have not yet heard any good
reason assigned. So far as we can
learn it seems to be a play of some
of the prospective candidates and
their friends, for advantage. Not
entirely that either; for it seems to
be a play of some of the enemies of
one of the candidates, to encom
pass his defeat. And sometimes we
hear it said that the primaries have
Great Snots! Think of the cor
ruption we had before we had pri
maries. There can be no sincerity
in that objection. And as for the
personal advantages or disadvant
ages, the Herald has nothing to
do; and, we humbly submit, with
personal matters the committee
should not officially have anything
to do. They are there as Democrats
to serve the party, and not to scheme
to give one member of the party an
advantage over the other; to organ
ize and build up and strengthen the
party, not to disorganize and tear it
down for the doubtful advantage it
may be to some personal friend, or
the disadvantage it may be to some
Very much rests upon the action
of the committee. Not for this year
only, but for years to come. If we
have no nominations this year, that
means none for years to come. For
the people will not submit to the
"individual" policy of nominating
candidates one year, and running a
free-for-all the next. To abandon
the nominating system now, virtu
ally disrupts our party so far as
the county offices are concerned
for years to come. It is too grave
and responsible a question there
fore to be looked at from a personal
standpoint, and we hope that each
committeeman will so regard it.
better gubernatorial , timber any
where than .the gentleman whose
name remains in the 1 iet. He would
not only be true and correct in his
political policies, but he would un
questionably givei . Tennessee the
best business administration the
state has had for many years.
The Columbia Herald," the
Memphis Commercial Appeal, "and
"Bob Taylor's Tales" all for $1,25.
How would that do lor a Christmas
present? Or for that matter, three
Christmas presents, giving the first
to your mother, the second , to your
father, the third to your sister or
somebody else's sister. .' All for $1.25.
An interesting memorial sketch
of the Rev. Franklin Gillette Smith,
founder of the Columbia Athenaeum,
written by Dr. W. A. Smith, is pub
lished in the Herald this week.
The Presbytery of Columbia has
appointed a Commission, consisting
of Revs. F. 15. Webb, S. P. Hawes
and Jno. N. Lyle, with Ruling El
ders, W. F. Embry, Dr. K. S. How-
lett and Sainl. Stephenson, to con
vene at Ebenezer, (Reece's) Church
next Sunday, the 19th, at 3 o'clock
p. in., for the purpose of ordaining
Licentiate S. L. McCarty, as an
Evangelist, in charge of William-
sport, Cathey's Creek and Ebenezer
churches. The public are Invited
to be present.
Rev. J. R. Stuart, P. E., held quar
terly conference in the South Co
lumbia Methodist Church last Fri
day night and in the First Metho
dist Church Monday night. He
preached at the First Methodist
Church Sunday morning and night,
Dr. Kelly occupying the pulpit of
the South Columbia Methodist
Church Sunday night. Mr. Stuart's
quarterly visits are alwavs greatly
enjoyed by Columbia Methodists.
Dr. Kelley announced last Sunday
that his subject for next Sunday
morning at the First Methodist
church would be "Quo Vadls," or
"The World and Christianity when
raul was in Rome and Now;" and,
bearing more or less on the same
subject, that he would preach at
night on "The Church and the
The Ladies' Union Prayer Meet
ing will meet with Mrs. R. P. Adkis
son, Friday at 3 o'clock p. m. Sub
ject, Matt., 22nd chap. Leader,
Mrs. Thomas Lamar.
There will be High Mass at the
Catholic church on Christmas Day,
at 9:30 a.m., by the Rev. John A.
Tennessee Conference, Columbia Dixti lct,
First Round of Quarterly Meettlngg
Diana ... Dee. 4, 5.
South Columbia Deo. 10, 12.
Sonthport Dec. ) i.
Columbia Dec. 12, 13.
Mt. Pleasant Dec. 18, lit.
Kenoboth Dec. 25, 2i.
Boothis Dec. 2!i.
Lynnville Jan. 1, 2.
Culleoka Jan. s, U.
Mooresville Jan. t, 10.
J. R. Stuart, P. K.
F0K THE FULL AMOUNT.
Metliodlst PublittMni; House Claim
W288.000 Favorably Reported.
Messrs. Barbee and Smith, of the
Methodist Publishing House, Nash
ville, have received the following
telegram from Senator Win. 1$. Hate :
"Am glad to tell you that my col
league, Senator Turley, and myself,
went before the Committee on
uiaims this morning and were suc
cessful in our elfort to get the claim
of the Southern Methodist Publish
ing House through the committee
with a favorable report for the full
amount of $288,000, and also succeed
ed in getting it placed in the omni
bus bill, which will be favorably re
ported to the Senate. I h"pe and be
lieve we can get it through the Sen
ate this session."
A Washington special to the
Nashville Sun, referring to the
Patterson-Carmack contest, quotes
Senator Turley as follows: "Mr,
Carmack has a strong case, and it
will be well and ably presented. Of
course it is impossible to predict
with safety what a Republican
House win do witn regard to a
Democrat's seat. I doubt whether
even partisan prejudice will go so
far as to unseat him,1but if it does
Mr. Carmack will be the gainer in
the end. The Democracy of the
Tenth District will
COLUMBIA LIGHT INFANTRY.
Will Participate In Memphis Mardl Gras
Celebration in Kebuary,
This Company has forty-two mem
bers and is Company "B." of the
First Regiment of infantry in the
National Guard. Its officers are,
Captain W. J. Whitthorne, First
liieutenant Jti. H. Fowler. Second
Lieutenant R. O. Ragsdale, First
Sergant H. M. Hood. During the
Centennial the company took part
in every military performance and
spent a week in the State Encamp
ment, receiving the highest compli
ments for superior discipline and
excellent behavior, and being pub
licly thanked for the magnificent
style in which they captured two
batteries of artillery in. the sham
battles on Jackson Day and Presi
dent's Day. These brilliant cap
tures were not on the programme
and were resisted to the uttermost
by the opposing forces. The cap
tured cannons, including a Uatling
gun, have been promised to be turned
over to an artillery company in Co
lumbia if one should be organized.
Company "B." is invited to Mem
phis in February to participate in
the Mardi Gras celebration. The
company meets at their armory
every second Tuesday night for
drill, and present a very handsome
appearance in their new uniforms.
Adit. Gen. Sykes has issued the
following circular, which will be of
great interest to the military :
"The Attorney General of the
State has given as his. opinion that
members of the National Guard of
the State are, by section 5, chapter
112. act of 1897, exempted from road
duty, jury duty, and payment of
poll tax during the term of their ser
vice. Ihe8e exemptions are not
confined to the time of active ser
vice, but apply to the term of actual
service. This exemption ceases at
the expiration of the term of elist
ment or upon the man's being other
wise disconnected with the military
service of the State.
'Commanding officers of organiza
tions will promptly inform men of
their commands, and also the pro
per county officials, of the above
opinion of the Attorney General."
Songs and Stories From Tennessee.
"The brighest and best stories,
which have made the author
(amous and endeared his name to a
host of readers."' Richmond (Va.)
"He has real poetic creation, and
the power and passion of his mind
is more striking than even the
beautiful language In which it is
clothed." Chattanooga News.
For sale by
declO 4t Woldridue & Irvine.
HGlennon, Anderson 2j Foster.
Still at Large.
Jell Lannum, who was shot by his
son-in-law, Will Fitzgerald, in the
Rally Hill neighborhood last week,
is still living, and the chances are
favorable for his recovery. Fitz
gerald is still at large and no clew
has been found as to his where
abouts. SANCTUM SENTIMENTS.
McKinley's promised wave of
prosperity has struck Fall River,
Mass., with a vengeance. Twenty
eight thousand operators were in
formed yesterday that on the first
day of the year their wages will be
reduced 10 per cent. This is one of
the practical testa of the infamy of
the Dingley law. President Mc
Kinlev will be regarded by the New
England mill operatives as a false
advance agent of prosperity. Bir
Don't forget to go to
CHKISTMAS ! CHIRSTMAS !
Beautiful Sea Shell IMns For Christinas
Since coming South I have re
ceived numerous requests for Sea
Shells, and now, better than all, are
the beautiful pink and white Pond
Lily Shells that 1 pet from the West
India Islands., They are a verv
handsome ehell, hie-hly polished
and exceedingly dainty in coloring.
The delicate pink stripes look like
the rays of the setting sun, and
very rarely are two shells ever
found alike. These Pond Lily
Shells I have made into lovely pins,
and will send three for 25 cents, two
pink striped, and one creamy white.
List of shells and curios sent with
pins. Mrs. F. A. Warner,
It Jacksonville, Fla.
J . ' '
The " Merry-Go-Round "
of Old Father Time has brought us to the thresh-
hold of another Christmas. Go by the calendar and its
winter; go by the millions)f little expectant hearts and it's
cheering spring time. The best way is for us all to get
young again. Are you ready? Come, let us help you !
H Great Gnristmas Sale,
To-day, this morning, Fri
day morning, wo commence
and you may think some of our prices are mistakes, but they
are not. Come and see.
nobly in the next election, and Mr.
Carmack will be returned by an
The Herald predicted last week
that the name of the next Governor
of Tennessee would be one of these
three: Carmack, McMillin or Head.
Since then Carmack baa declined,
and it if an open secret that McMil
lin will stand for the Senate. But
we Btill stand by our first prediction,
and wish, parenthetically to remark,
that It would be hard to find any
Leslie Griggs, the little son of Mr.
Thos. Griggs, has gone to the State
School for the Blind.
Mrs. Jones, who has been visiting
her daughter Mrs. Wallace Ussery,
has returned to her home at White
Bluff. Mrs. Ussery accompanied
ner as iar as JNashvuie.
Neil Brown has purchased the
residence of Ab Adkisson on South
High street. Mr. Adkisson will
soon move to Fayetteville.
One day last week, while the fam
ily of Mr. Albert Campbell, of Mal-
J lard, were away from home, the lit-
vindicate itself i tie son of Mr. Campbell commenced
Claying with a rifle, and the weapon
eing accidentally discharged, he
was painfully wounded by being shot
in the foot.
Hart la a Runaway. . ,,
The Troy News Banner says:
"Hon Thomas Jones, of Columbia,
while on his way to Tiptonville, was
thrown from a buggy by a runaway
team near Obion and was painfully
but not dangerously wounded. Mr.
Jones was carried back to Obion to
secure medical attention."
and confectionary stand and see the
giant stick of candy, as large or
perhaps lara-er than any other stick
of candy ever in Columbia. Each
purchaser of 25 cents is entitled to a
guess of its weight, and the one
guessing closest will be presented
with the 6tick Christmas night.
Remember the nice, line line or
fresh London later raisins, loose
raisins, dates, flirs, nrunea. nuts of
all descriptions and the finest that
could be selected. Everything
guaranteed up-to-date, fresh and
new, or money refunded.
Buck's Fruit Stand,
It Cor. S. Main and 8tl;'Sts.
An epidemic of measles exists at
Springileld, O. There have been
1,183 cases in six weeks
C. II. Shattuck, of West Virginia,
some time ago nought a farm for
$800. Recently it was found to be
rich in oil, and he sold it for $800,000.
Too Much Unanimity.
Oh, Algy! don't you think that
handsome Miss Brown is the nicest
girl in the world?"
Algy smiled indulgently.
"Why, yes, of course, May," he re
plied, "if you think so."
"And her eyes! Oh! don't you
think they are splendid?"
"And hasn't she the prettiest little
mouth and the dearest face?"
"And such a beautiful com
plexion I And what hair!"
"And then isn't she graceful, and
doesn't she waltz divinely?"
"My I yes."
"And isn't she the Bweetest, sweet
est girl you ever saw?"
"And don't you think she knows
an awful lot, and oh o !"
"Why, what on earth is the mat
ter with you May?"
"Oh-o I I thought you loved
me best, Algy!"
"Why, so I do."
"W-e-e-1-1, then, how can you bear
to talk 80 ab about th that hor
horrible ugly Brown girl!"
, ' Several of Them.
"That girl ia a peach."
"Yes, but she thiuks she is a whole
We have on display or for sale, one
of the finest pieces of needle work ever seen
in this country. A ladies' linen hand em
broidered handkerchief, the wholesale price
of which is $300. It required three years
of a woman's life to make it. Come in and
We found a New York handkerchief firm reorganizing;
it was our chance and yours. So here's a hundred dozen
ladies' fine Swiss embroidered handkerchiefs, that cost this
New York firm from $2.15 to $2.40 a dozen to import, and
the retail prices would be 25c and 35c each. We place this
entire lot on sale to-day at 15 ceach. This is the greatest
handkerchief bargain that iue have ever offered.
Another lot of ladies' beautiful embroidered and hemstitched handker
chiefs, unusual 20c values, commencing to-day 10c each.
Beautiful hand embroidered, linen handkerchiefs at 25c, 40c, 50c and
Christmas Sale of Ladies, Misses and Children's
JACKETS and CAPES.
Children's Junkets, for ages. 4, 0, 8. 10, and
12 years, that were fl',50 each, commencing
to-day, i)0e each.
Children's Jackets that were $2.50 each,
commencing to-day, $1.25 ench.
Children's Jackets that were $3.00 and $4.00
each, commencing to-day, $2.00 each.
Ladies' Cloth Capes, that were $5.00 and
$6 00 each, commencing to-day, $3.50 each.
. Ladies' fine Cloth Capes, silk lined, that
were $10.00 and $12.50 each, commencing to
day, $5.00 each, colors, black, navy and green.
Ladies' fine Plush Capes that were $18.00,
$20.00 and $25.00 each, commencing to-day,
Ladies' $10.00 Jackets, commencing to-day,
Ladies' fine $12.50 and $1(3.50 Jackets, com
jnencing to-day, $7.50 each.
Christmas Gift Umbrellas.
Ladies' fine Silk Gloria Umbrellas, tight
rolling, commencing to-day, $1.98 each, from
Ladies' and Men's Rainbow Umbrellas, guaranteed for one year, tight
rolling, steel rod, extra fine Taffeta, $3,00 each, in place of $4.50.
Christmas Gift Table Linens 3!? Dinner Napkins.
Beautiful C2-inch Table Damask, four styles, 95c yard
Two styles 65-inch Bleached Table Damask, commencing
to-day G5c yard, from 85c.
Fine three-fourth 6ize Damask Dinner Napkins, commenc
ing to-day, $1.95 dozen, from $2.50.
Extra quality, large size Damask Dinner Napkins, com
mencing to-day, $3.75 dozen, from $4.50.
Fine white Marseilles Quilts, commencing to-day, $1.95
each from $3.00.
Garwood's Sarsaparllla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains
It has been discovered that to bury a
scan up to his neck in wet sand is a
practically certain cure for apparent
death from an electric shock. "
DON'T TIRE, KEEP READING.
CHRISTMAS APRONS. A. half a hundred dozen beau-
tiful white aprons, 10c, 15c, 25o and 50c each.
Fancy Wool Dress Goods. Give a fine Wool Dress, we'll
TEN STYLES Fancy Wool Dress Goods, brown and black,
garnet and black, green and black, and three styles of bro
ken checks. This season's best 50c and 58c styles, commenc
ing to-day, 35o the yard.
Christmas Prices In the Annex.
Three lots of Men's Sack Suits, at prices that should make them find
new owners in a twinkling. Nearly all of the $7.00, $7.50 and $8.00 Suits,
commencing to-day, $5.00 suit.
Men's $10.00 and $12.50 Suits, in the pretty new overchecks, absolutely
all wool, commencing to-day, $7.50 Suit.
Two styles of Men's fine $15.00 and $16.50 Suits one Is a new hair-line
stripe, the other a pretty brown mixed over-check worsted, commencing
to-day, $9.00 the Suit.
We suffer a loss in Men's fine Calf Shoes, because the toes are pointed
Men's $3.50 and $4.00 Laced 6hoes, narrow toes, D and E widths, $2.00 a pr.
Santa Claus has his office in the rear part of oar store. Hundreds and
hundreds of pretty Dolls, fine Medallions, Fancy Collar and Cuff Boxes,
Indian Tables, etc., etc. Better call and see them.
If you see it in our ad. it's so.
cKennon. Anderson & Foster.