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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1897.
Extends best wishes to all, and to
show our appreciation,
sell at cost all of our
Blankets, Dress Goods,
Capes, Jackets and Millinery.
Good cloth cape, extra value, at $1.00
Extra good cloth cape, fur trimm
ed, at 1.50
Cloth jackets, worth $5.00 , at . 3.00
Dress patterns, former price $10,
Broad Cloths, former price $1, now
Broad cloths, former price 85c, now 65c
Feather Boas, 40c, 50c and
Biouyville, Dec. 23. Quite a num
ber of chances have taken place in and
about the village in the last few days,
notwithstanding the disagreeable
weather, as all were anxious to get into
their new homes ere the Joyous Christmas-tide
Mr. E. M. Fender has moved
Fender homestead, and Mr.
Thomas has moved into the
vacated by Mr. Fender. Mr.
Hardin has moved to Columbia,
he will engage iu business. Mr.
Neelley will occupy the house
vacant by Mr, Hardin.
Mr. M. L. Harlow of Culleoka, has
rented the John Adkisson house in the
village, and expects to move his family
soon. We gladly welcome them.
Mr. J. li. Fender will move about
January lirst to the Col. Hidley farm,
having accepted a position as superin
tendent of tne same.
Among the visitors to our neighbor
hood the past week were Dr. 11. L.
Cheney and Mr. C. L. Tumlin, both
stockmen of Cuthbert, Ui. They purr
chased a load of mules here and else
where iu tie county. They were enter
tained uy Mr. unas. A. Wright, who is
well-known in that and various other
sections of the South, and whose
hospitable home is a favorite stopping
place with his southern acquaintances.
1. w. sicuanaiess, or Charleston, .
C, who is spending the winter months
at Mt. Flea-ant, was circulating among
his many friends here this week.
We are glad to have Sidney Fatter-
sou with us during the holidays. Sid
ney has a position with a phosphate
company it Mt. Pleasant.
iIlorace Thomas is expected home to
day from Webb's School, to remain dur
Alex Krwtn, of Sunnyside, is assist
ing W. J. Thomas in the store during
the holiday season. Reporter.
His Line of Lace Curtains and Portieres.
Any Trimmed Hat at Less than Cost.
The Trade Palace,
T. C. PETRI, Proprietor.
(Continued from Third Page.)
Ettaton, Dec. 21. The good people
of this community have hauled the
shingles to cover the Ebenezer church,
but, owing to bad weather, will not get
it done until after Christmas
We are sorry to say that Mr. Joe Ben
derman happened to a very painful
accident lart week. A saw log rolled
over his foot, in consequence of which
ho will be housed for some time.
A tine mule belonging to Mr. Billie
Benderman ran against a snag one day
last week, inflicting a very serious
wound in its breast.
Miss Millie Wright, of this neighbor
hood, will make her home in the near
future with her niece, Mrs. Susan
Jiicketts, of Mount Pleasant She will
be sadly missed by relatives and friends
Our heart is saddened by thef news of
the death of one of our dear friends,
Miss Ada Baker, one of Giles county's
fairest and lovliest young ladies. She
was a consistent member of the Metho
dist Church at Simpson's Chapel. To
her sister, Mrs. Ethel Henson, of Mt.
Fleasant, we would say, dear friend,
weep not for Ada; she has only entered
Into that perfect rest that remalneth for
the people of (Sod.
I will close wishing all the Herali
family a happy Christmas and prosper
ous New Year. Miriam.
J. A. Perkins, of Antiquity, O., was
for thirty years needlessly tortured by
physicians for the cure of eczema. He
was nulcklv cured bv using DeWitt's
Witch Hazel -Salve, the famous healing
salve for Diles and skin diseases. A. B.
Andrews. Dec. 21. As vour gifted
correspondent, "Rippling Waves," of
this place, will soon leave for Arkansas,
we will endeavor to the best of or
ability to till her place. We regret
very much to see her leave, but we hope
she and her family may prosper in
their new home.
Mr. Sid Doolev and familv expect to
spend Christmas with Mr. Fern Dooloy
and familv. of Lebanon.
Messrs. P. C. Doolev and Van
Tanker6lev,of near this place, left last
Thursday for Lebanon, going through
in a buirirv.
Rev. H. A. Orav, our pastor, will
preach next Sunday. This will be his
last sermon at this place this vear.
There will be a Christinas tree at
Vnion (Jrove next Friday at 2 o'clock
We hone it will prove a success.
Miss Maggie Dillehay has been visit
ing in your city.
We "heard from "Rippling Waves"
yesterday, and we are sorry to say one
of her little children is sick. We hop
it may soon recover.
Little Ueo. Fergueson, son of Mr.
Oeo. Fergueson, Jr., of near this place,
w hile driving some cattle to your city,
had his foot bruised by a mule stepping
on it. We hope it will soon be well
again. Bachelor Boy.
my first attempt to give vou the items
from this place.
uur neignoornooa nas neen quite
'gay" for the past week. There was an
entertainment at the school-house last
week, that consisted of slight-of-hand
performances, wnicn was very en
joyable to the little folks, and ulso to
some of the larger ones.
The Chambers family Band gave a
musical at the school-house also last
week. The music was exceedingly
rnec. u. a. i;iuo met at ait. it. v.
Jameson's last Wednesday night, and
were nicely entertained.
we are giaa to nave Air. to in urigsoy
in our midst again.
Mrs. Dr. Bass is visiting her parents
Mr. A. E. McMeen left Saturday for
The school at Beech Grove closed last
Some young ladies in the neighbor
hood are preparing to wear mourning
at the anticipated departure of Mr.
Mort McMeen for Mississippi.
Christmas is almost here, and many
hearts are beating with pleasure and
delight. Wishing all a merry season,
we are, Fairy.
Jam esox, Dec. 20 Ever since I can
remember, the dear Herai.p has
wended its way every week to our
abode, and brings pleasure to each
member of the household ; and when T.
was a wee girl I had an aspiration to
write a few notes to adorn its columns;
find as I am just a few years older, if
you will excuse allevrora, J will make
One Minute Cough Cure cures
lv. That's what you want.
It was the blackest night I ever saw.
The wind soughed thrcurji t!ie trees in
fitful gusts, and the. bouphs brut their
heads before it in harmony. It v:as a
night I shall never forget, as coupled
with it is one of the strnnsest adven
tures of my eventful career.
I was Reared' ou the veranda of the
bouse in which I bearded. It was quite
late yes, I remember hearing the tower
clock strike 11. There is nothing in the
world that will occupy a man's atten
tion when Beated alono iu the dark like
meditation. Sufllce it to Bay that I was
How long I would have eat there I do
not know. But as I happened to glauce
at the sky I noticed u faiut light far off
coruing toward me. At first itwasnoth
ing but a speck dotting the heavens, but
as it approached it grew momentarily
larger. , Bewildered, I watched it come
oil, and, as it ot within 200 feet of me,
I noticed that it was a gigantic balloon
At last it arrived within 50 feet of me
and landed. At the expiration of five
minutes a form stepped out of the bas
ket, and as the person got between my
self and the light which hung from the
balloon I noticed that it was a woman.
She walked straight up the garden path
W,w,W,iyJ ond ou t0 the Terada and then to me,
' ' ' ' I " Dl 5. l. I .1 . I 1.1
'My dear Henry, would yon like to
take a journey with mc in my balloon
on a peculiar errand?"
Her dear Henry I The woman was
evidently mistaken, as my mime was not
But before I had time to reply cr col
lect my thought she went on:
"I knew yon would, and it was need
less to ask you. Henry, when I stated I
loved you centuries ago it was indeed
true, and when you died and left mo I
thought my heart would break, and I
vowed then and there to watch over you
and sacredly guard your remains. When
you came returned from well, when
you entered upon this second life I knew
your heart was no longer for me, but I
still maintained my watchfulness, and
what did I see? I beheld you a week aft
er your return to life in a room with
your arms around her. Well, to make a
long story short, I have come tonight to
show you her infidelity.','
My God, was the woman insane?
What did she mean by a second life?
What did sbo know about centuries ago?
And, then, who did she take me for?
However, I made up my mind to see
the thing out, so I replied:
"Well" I was going to address her
by name, but I knew none and would
not make a foolish guess "pet, how
was I to know where you were? In vain
did I seek you. I
But she interrupted mo with:
"Let it pass, Henry; let it pass. It
can make no material difference now.
But answer me. Would you like to see
your present love?
I admitted that I would, and I seated
myself in the basket and watched her
manipulate the machinery of tho bal
loon. It was unlike any other balloon I
had ever seen very large, but square in
form. She inflated it by simply touch
ing a lever and then reversing it. There
was no ballast iu the basket. I watched
her preparing for our aerial flight and
scanned her face closely. It was a beau
tiful one, one which haunts me to this
She touched a small button, and the
massive structure swayed for a moment,
then with the gracefulness of a bird
sprang into the air and started upon its
I will not attempt to describe what
followed. I remember vaguely of hold
ing that strange being in my arms and
rashly kissing her pretty lips as wo
swooped through the air.
Releasing herself from my embrace,
she sprang to the mechanism of the bal
loon and pulled back the largest lever
with a quick jerk. We seemed to hover
in one spot for a moment and then shot
swiftly downward. How far we dropped
I had no means of ascertaining. But I
had the satisfaction of seeing the thing
settle easily down and Heavens, bow
did the woman know that house? We
bad settled by the side of the house in
which the young lady lived to whom I
was then engaged.
About tea feet from where we were
was a window, through which a bright
light shone. This was very unusual in
this bouse, considering the lateness of
f Cliribina out -f the basket,'! waited
noiselessly to the window and gazed in.
And what a sight greeted my eyesl On
a couch sat my Maud my futuro hap
piness aud at her side, his right arm
about her waist and holding her hand
with his left, sat a man whom I had
never seen before.
My first impulse was to crash through
the window and grasp bini by the
throat. But, on second thought, I de
sided to wait at least a few moments
and see what would occur.
In the meantime my companion had
secured the balloon and had joined me.
Her word nettled me.
"Dear Henry, a pleasant sight, is it
I made no answer, but peered into the
window all the more eager iy. I saw
him rise ami throw himself at her feet,
still retaining her hand. I saw his lips
move and noticed her head shako from
side to side. At last he arose, and No
cue was prepared for what followed, at
least I was not.
With a quick motion he brought forth
a pistol, placed it against his temple
and deliberately pulled the trigger. A
flash, followed by a sharp report, an
agonizing shriek, and a cloud of smoke
told the story all too plainly.
This was beyond all human endur
ance. Iwas about to spring through the
window w hen my companion again as
serted her magnetic influence.
"Not so fast, Henry," she said. "To
morrow will do. Come!"
Submissively I followed her. Being
safely seated iu the basket again, we
6tartcd on our return trip.
As we ascended I looked over tho side
of the basket. My companion joined me.
My love," she murmured, "I would
like very much to take a leap from the
side of this balloon. I have done it often
before and safely. Look!"
She stooped and picked up a para
chute which had hitherto escaped my
attention. In a bewildered way I watch
"Goodby, my love, "she said. "When
I drop, pull this lever so; you see?
and. that will bring the balloon to the
ground iu short notice. But remember
this: Under no circumstances must you
tamper with the other mechanism."
She climbed upon the edge of the
basket, poised a moment and then threw
herself from tho balloon.
I saw her go. I watched her as she
endeavored to spread tho parachute. But
in vain. I heard her shriek of despair
as she shot downward. I kept my eyes
riveted on her until she faded away in
A thought struck me. I could descend
and see what had become of her. Spring- i
ing to the side of the basket, I pulled
the lever, but it failed to respond. Again ,
and again did I pull, but it was useless.
Frantically I pressed a largo button
at my side. A dull roar seemed to issue
from the inflated part of the balloon
a roar that gradually became deafening.
Slowly the balloon started to sink,
gradually gaining speed as it descended.
It now shot so rapidly that certain de
struction seemed to await me below.
Crossing to the other sidi I peered
below. Heavens, the housetops could
now be plainly distinguished in the soft
gray light of .dawn! One house stood up
boldly above the others. It was the
house in which I lived, and if the bal
loon could not be checked I should fall
right on it
I looked over again, and this time the
houses appeared to bo a very short dis
tance away. Could nothing be done?
No. The machinery still maintained its
I closed my eyes and awaited the end.
There was a dull, rasping sound as the
balloon struck tho roof of the house,
"Chailie, are yon going to work this
It was my roommate s voice. Had I
been dreaming? Well, I guess that was
about the size of the whole adventure.
Clarence McDonald in Owl.
HE MAURY COUNTY BELL
has over three hundred telephones
now in operation. While this is
the largest list ever operated in
the county, we believe that a pop
ulation of 40,000 ought to have
an exchange of at least seven
hundred subscribers, and we want
that number. Our list at present
embraces many leading grocers
and business houses, while the
residence list contains twice as
many names as any other list
shows. Business houses who have
not yet done so, should supply
themselves with our telephone,
or else expect to lose the patron
age of many of their former cus
tomers who can now reach other
No contracts repirei. No eiclisive patronage astei.
No iirasoiial rates cta&ei. Best material nsei.
Service unsurpassed. Patronage solicited.
Try our telephone and if not . satisfactory
money will be refunded.
For rates call on LELAND HUME,
or W. 1. JNAr r.
Sattsrlield ikx Mson.
Water Valley, Dec. 2l.-Ilev. N. B.
S. Owings will preach at Alexander
next Sundav afternooon at 3 o'clock
All come cut and hear a good Christinas
If Madam Humor be correct we will
have another wedding to report before
the holidavs are over.
We are verv sorrv to have "Hippling
Waves" leave us. We will miss her
Mrs. Booker has moved from Frank
lin to our village. We extend a cordial
welcome to her.
Miss Sadie Williams, after a pleasant
visit with coiumoia irionas, nas re
Miss Frankle Kinzer was the guest of
Santa le relatives last week.
As items are scarce, we close by wish
ing all of the Herald family a merry
Christinas and a Happy cv ear.
Garwood's Sarsnpaniia rorthe blood
guaranteed to cure. a. u. ains
Bkoapvikw, Dec. 21. Hev. Powers
wlil liettin a protracted meeting at
Hon th port Christmas day.
Mr. Bart Harris has been very sick
with typhoid fever, but is better at this
Mrs. W. U. II. Matthews still con
tinues ouite sick.
Prof. T. M. llogan, of Water Valley,
has purchased a farm, known as the
Crawford place, from Mr. John II. (iil-b-cath.
Air. llogan will not move there
next vear. but win move in air. iaiav
ette Matthews' house near Southport.
The Burt Cork Minstrels came out
from Columbia Fridav evening, intend
ing to have their plav at Broadview,
but owing to the disagreeable weather
thev could not nerform.
Sehool closed at Broadview last Fri'
"Kippling Waves," we are indeed
sorry to give you up as one of our cor
respondents, but wish you much Joy and
happiness tn your new home.
A merrv Christmas and Happy New
Year to vou all. Hrvnktte
Once a poet wrote a sonnet
AH about a pri'tty bonnet,
And n critic siit upon It,
On the sonnet,
Not the bonnet.
Ana, as If It were high treason,
Paid: "Neither rhyme nor reason
Has It. And It's out of season."
Which? Tho sonnet
Or the bonnet?
TIs a feeble Imitation J
Of a worthier creation,
An aesthetic Innovation '!
Of a sonnet
Or a bonnet.
Tnls wns hard.
Foth were put together neatly,
Harmonising very sweetly.
But the critic crushed completely
Not the bonnet
Or the sonnet,
Dut tho bard.
A. B. Kai
A Story of Depew and Evarts.
'By the way," said Eli Perkins in a
reminiscent mood, "I rodr tip to Wind
sor with Mr. Evarts one day. He was
accompanied by a boy who was reading
tho morning papers. As soon as he rec
ognized my voice he said: 'Come over
here, Eli. You know what I want Give
me the digest of all the news and all
the funny stories. Oh, I do miss the
stories so! What has Dcpew said lately?
"A uiomcnt afterward we were talk
ing about riding on the Wagner, and
I said, 'Now, Mr. Evarts, yon have
ridden a Rood deal on the sleeper, and
how had a man better lie to sleep well
head to the engine, or feet toward the
" 'Oh, you shouldn't come to a law
yer with such a question as that, Eli,
mat isn t a law question; tuat is an
euginciriny question, i'ou should go to
some railroad president with such
question. (Jo and ask Depew.'
" 'But Depew is a lawyer, isn't he?
" 'Well, y-e-s Depew is a lawyer.
Then, he continued slowly and thought
fully, 'But all the law Depew knows
wouldu t bias him in answering any
"When I told this story t the Lotos
club, a week afterward, Depew happen
ed to be there. lie laughed with, the
rest, .but just before he left be leaned
forward, with his hand over bis month.
Got hig-hest award and Silver Medal at .Tennessee Centennial. By far the
best wagon on the market.
Canton Disc Plow.
See it before you buy. XJWe will occupy the post-offce building: in 1898.
Satterfield & Dodson.
and whispered to me:
" 'The story is all right, Eli, but if
you won't tell it any more in New York
1 11 give you an annual on the road.1
"Mr. Evarts for years scut a half bar
rel of pork every year to Bancroft, the
historian, with a characteristic note.
No one ever read these notes but Ban
croft. When the historian died, they
found theee notes from Evarts, tied up
with red tape by the hand of the dead
"Dear Bancroft If your history of Amer
ica ever l)eeonies as successful as Carlylo'i
'History of the French Revolution,' it will be
largely attributable to my pen. Evarts.
"Dear Bancroft I send you two products
of my pen today my usual half barrel of pig
pork and my eulogy on Chief Justice Chase.
Chicago Inter Ocean. '
Subscribe for the Herald.
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
And dealer la
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry,
Fine watch and Jewelry
repairing - a fpeclalty.
lUtkell Block, COLOMBIA, TK!K
T. N. Jones, use, etc., vs. Mrs. A. E. Mc-
KisBick, et. aLi
In Chancery Court at Columbia, Ten
nessee. In obedience to a decree of the Chan
cery Court at Columbia, made at the
October term, 1897, at page ZCii, in the
above-styled case, I will, on
Sattrday, the 15th Day Jakcary, 1S!,
in front of the court-house door, in
Columbia, sell to the highest and
best bidder, the property in said de
cree described, being a tract of land
lying and beine in the Eleventh
civil district of Maury County, Tennes
see, bounded north by McKlssack:
south by Morrow; east by Morrow, and
west by Murphv, being the same con
veyed to I). V. McKlssaek by John H.
Douglas in the year W2, bv deed recor
ded in Book T, voL 2, page271, R. O. M.
(-containing 4 acres, more or less.
Tkrxs of Pai.k. Said sale will bo
made on a credit of is, 12, 18 and 24
months, subject to the life estate of
w idow and minor heirs of D. V. Mc
Kissack to homestad in said tract of
land, and in bar of tho equity of re
demption. Notes, drawing Interest
from day of sale, with good personal
ecurity, will be required of the pur
chaser, and a lien will be retained on
the property sold, as further security.
This Kth day of December, 1!(7. -A.
X. AKIN, Clerk and Com'r.
W. S. Fleming, Solicitor. decl7 4t