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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FTUDAY, MAKCII 18, 1808. Columbia Herald. Published by the Herald Publishing Co. 8CBHCKIPTI0N EATK8: In the County $1.00. Oat of the County 1-25. Entered at the post-office at Columbla.Ten nessee as second-cl&sa mall matter. F. D. LANDER, Editor. Thk Nashville American says: "Thp most ardent war spirit In TenneFsee has bo far been mani fested in the mule growing region." That is "the most unkindest cut of all." . m - " Thk "Semi-Weekly News" will make its appearance in Columbia March 23. Mr. L. W. Kennedy, for merly of Nashville, is the editor and manager, and the paper will be In dependent democratic In politics. The Hkkaltj gives it a cordial greeting. It will be interesting to the far mers of this county to know that local speculators are offering 75 cents per bushel for wheat, July delivery. There is an unusually large acreage in this county this yenr, and the prospective yield per acre is good: so on the whole the wheat growers have bright pros pects ahead of them. Still, it is never safe "to count the chickens before they are hatched." Er Fowler, It is true, is shut out of the judgeship race this time ; but a man who without a moment's sulking or a spark of resentment can turn in Immediately and give to his successful opponent the warm, en thusiastic, active support he is giv ing to Mr. Holding, has in him the manly elements that will overcome all obstacles and force fate to crown his life with success. He has made friends fast, and made fast friends, these last few days. The Democratic Judicial and Con gressional Executive Committees for this district, met at the Bethell House yesterday, to counsel togeth er for the good of the party. Their actions will be found elsewhere in this paper. The meetings, we are glad to report, were characterized by perfect harmony, and an evident desire by all the members to do the fair thing. The fair thing is not only the right thing to do, but that is the surest way to insure harmony in the ranks, and success to the nominees. If ex-County Judge Leonard, of Marshall county, who was convicted of larceny and forgery, waa entitled to be pardoned, then he was entitled as a froe man, pardoned of his offenses, to live where he pleased If he was too bad a man to live at his old home, among his old neigh bors, where he was known and could be locked and barred against, then certainly he was too bad a citizen to dump upon a new community. This is one of those all too common in stances where Governor Taylor'i sympathy ran away with his judge ment. Some of the fool papers of th North are disposed to raise the ques tion of the South's loyalty to th i government in case of a war with Spain. And some of the fool papers of the South, with their usual sycophancy, are ready to repeat th oath of allegiance. If the question were to be discussed at all, a material fact to be remembered would b that the South is the only section of this great Union absolutely under the domination and control of na tive born Americans. Iu New York or Boston or Chicago an orator must speak several different languages order to be understood by all his hearers; but in the South we know but one country and speak but one tongue. It would be rather natura to suppose that Americans would stand for America. Some of the church officers f Nashville are rather uncomfortable just now. They have been applaud ing Bam Jones for his abuse of th city officials who fail or refuse to en force the laws against gambling houses and Sunday tippling, and ex-Mayor McCarty, becoming tired of this abuse, talked out in meeting and explained that he was doing the very beat he could to restrai these evils, until "a number of th prominent deacons and elders and stewards of the churches came to him and implored him to let up on the saloons during the Centennial. Since then the tables have bee turned, and instead of the ealoo keepers and the city officials, the criticism and condemnation is now being directed towards the church members who "run with the gang. But now they have treed them, what will they do? Will the church have the christian courage to dis cipline them, or because of their wealth and position and influence, will they condone the offense? The church must furnish a better ex ample of consecrated, consistent living, before it can convert the world. FOU CIRCUIT JUDGE. The primary last Saturday was. haracterized by its perfect fairness, i its freedom from corruption, and the absence of any bitterness of' feeling calculated to leave hurtful wounds hard to heal over. ,Both candidates had conducted their can vass, be it said to their credit, on a high plane of dignity and of honor, each running upon his own merit and popularity, and neither attempt- nir to disparage the claims of the other. The result is that now all is serene and happy, and the victor will go before the nominating con vention with the solid endorsement nd enthusiastic support of his county behind him. It would have been equally so had the other side won. Mr. Fowler, with his charac teristic manliness, immediately up on the result being ascertained, not only announced his purpose of sup porting Mr. Holding with his vote, but declared his willingness to go anywhere in the district to cham pion his cause. And not only he, but his chief lieutenants have all fol lowed his good example. While the race was between Messrs. Holding and Fowler, the Herald took no part. But now that the people of Maury have made their choice, he is our choice. It affords us particular pleasure to give him our endorsement. We do not believe there is a member of this bar who would make a better Judge. There are better advocates than ho; there are those who have had longer experience and larger practice; but we doubt it there is one who has a clearer, more analytical legal mind, a cooler, fairer, more unprejudiced judgment, a stronger conviction of right, or more moral courage to do the right, than the gentleman the people have honored with their choice Mr. Sam Holding. He is in every sense of the word worthy and capable, and Maury County never presented to the district a candi date more universally endorsed at home, or a man more Implicitly to be trusted. His friends have reason to hope that the Democrats of this district will clve favorable consideration t' his candidacy. Not only is Mr Holding himself deserving and canable and worthy, but he is backed by the largest county in the district, with thirty-nine hundred Democratic votes to it's credit. It happens, however, that with all it's prestige and Democratic strength, Maurv County at present, has none of the district offices; not one Williamson county has the Con gressman; Wayne county has the Attorney-General'; Perry county has the Senator: Lewis county the Floater; Giles county the Chan cellor, the Supreme Judge, the Treasurer and the Railroad Com missioner; Maury County nothing. This unequal distribution of the pie, just happened so; our sister counties did not mean to leave Maury entire lv out in the cold. They would not be so manifestly unjust a that they would not be so ungrateful for the loyal support Maury always elves to the ticket, whether it be State, National or district. This will give to the counties hav ing no county candidates in the con test, the opportunity to favor Maury with a crumb of comfort, and we be lieve they will do so. We believe they will, because we think it noth ing but fair and right that they should ; and we feel that we can al ways trust to the friends in our sis ter counties to do what is equitable just and right, and good politics as well. Some people object to Mr. Sam Holding for Circuit Judge because of his youth. They forget that Na poleon had conquered the world when he was Holding's age, and that Wm. J. Bryan, the next President of the United States is only about seven years older. It does not take a bright mind half a century to de velop. STATE NEWS. The steamer City of Savannah was burned at the Memphis wharf and lies a complete wreck in six feet of water. Considerable excitement prevail near Nashville and in the vicinity of the historic old residence of Uen eral Jackson, on account of the probability of a negro being ap pointed postmaster or the Hermi tage post-office. H. A. Griffiths, of Morganton Loudon county, recently killed a hog that weighed 1,012 pounds. A stranger was arrested at Bristo for passing a ten-dollar confederate bill. He claimed he thought that kind of money was good in the South. Gov. Taylor has appointed Ten nessee's commissioners to the Trans Mississippi Exposition. Frederick Pendergrast, who was wanted at Bristol on the charge of murder, alleged to have been com mitted in 1892, has been captured in Texas. The estimated population of Nash ville now is 121,000. Mrs. Terd Trepp, wife of the alleged Memphis forger, shot her self in the heart with a pistol last Tuesday. She is still living, but her recovery is doubtful. THOUGHT'S AIJOUT CUBA. BY "NEMO." Three years and more have elapsed eince the present Cuba rebellion broke out. It is probable that In history past or to come no parallel to its conditions will be found. The rulers of the island, unable to defeat the insurgents, are themselves undefeated; and the insur gents, elupive and triumphant and en during beyoDd usual measure in guerilla warfare, are no nearer the actual ac complishment of their purpose than they were at the outbreak of hostilities. Nature and her ghastly hand-maiden, Pestilence, have fought for the insur gents; but Nature's battlings have been balanced by new arrivals of Spanish soldiers men, some of them; boys, many of them forced almost at bayonet point to take the places of the diseased and the dead. Against the doggednesa of the insurgent the pride of the ruler has been matched. The insurgent con hold out indefinitely ; the Spaniard will. V While the stubborn warfare of these unyielding forces has proceeded with fluctuating results that in the long run have practically balanced each other, a third army of human beings has been slowly ground to destruction. Of their woes we must think, and, having thought, we must act. Though the Spaniards have been chiefly confined within the limits set up by themselves; prisoners, in fact, within their own for tifications, yet they have 'retained fear-compelling power over the feeble minds of the children and the timorous natives of both sexes who were afraid to fight and did not dare to flee. These pacificos quietly obeyed the govern ment when orders went forth through the country regions to gather within town limits and stay there. The ex pected freedom to live in peace under the surveillance of the Spanish army changed at once into death-dealing bondage. Unable to cultivate land to any great extent, hearded together in huts unfit for swine, suffering from lack of food, and by lack of food ren dered more helpless and weak-cpirited than before, they have died like flies in autumn; and In dying have suffered woes that are unequalled even by the oioouy sunenngs oi tne Armenians or the plague-ridden starvation of the Hindoos. The language of a moderate woman like Clara Barton, the famous Red-Cross heroine; and the stories pic tured by the truthful camera, more than justify these comparisons. In one hos pital alone a place where care and tender oversight are expected four hundred of the pacifleos have died of starvation. The burdens of the insur gents, whom rebelling, did 6o in the full expectation of the fortunes and iiiiBiui luues oi war, nave Deen as ! - . x . , , naught beside the woes of these un happy non-combatauts. Where Spain has slain its hundreds by fire and by sword, it has slain its hundreds of thousands by hunger and by neglect This has taken place and is still doing so within ninety miles of the land that declares in favor of "life, liberty and the punuit of happiness." This war-measure of Spain against harmless ones will ever stand ou prominently in the annals of the bru talities of which our race is capable. This is not war with its glamor or ex citement and of chance, but relentless murder without the shedding of blood. W.hen a man sees a weak one perse cuted and refuses to side with the weak, he is no man. The rule for a man is the rule for a nation. Murder of wo men and children, helpless and enfee bled and starving, is at our door, and at last we begin to appreciate it. Their broken lives, their untimely deaths, their rights to a happier condition are making themselves slowly understood among our people. Every stratum of society is permeated. The great under lying love of fair-play is stirring this nation North and South. And is gird ing itself to punish and not to wage war. Let ua be careful that our motives are pure and our minds unconfused. The wild talk of a blundering olllcial like De Lome is nothing to our great con servative millions. War or even the thought of war over such a matter is unworthy of contemplation. It would be an absolute reversion to the barbaric irascibility of olden times. We have grown away from such things. The selfish motives of tobacco factors and sugar gamblers in pointing out to a great, fair-minded country a chance to filch from Spain, because she is weak, that which is hers as truly as New Eng land is ours, has moved us only to con demn and not to approve. We refuse to add to our racial problems at the nod of self-seeking men. The heart of the nation Is unresponsive to eueh tempta tion, and furthermore even the terrible Maine disaster,'with its sorrow and its loss has grandly shown to the world that we are slow to anger and plenteous is conservatism. Despite all guesses to the contrary, our people have refused to believe that the Spanish government could be euic'dal enough to have direct connection with the disaster. We be lieve that she would foresee more dam age to herself than to us in this sudden and horrible event. If this were all that had happened, an idemnity would be sunken t, and a war be quite contrary to international precedents. But while this nation, set in might to lead the Western hemisphere, can stand Insults to its vast self, it cannot permit inhumanity to its weak neighbors. It will enter Into conflict with Spain not becauoe certain of victory, but because Spain slaughters the innocent. This nation believes in the glories of peace, but it must be "peace with honor" and not with dishonor that assuredly comes from silence in the presence of brutal abuses. By its own past, It knows full well the horrid cost of war, yet its great, true, heroic heart beats high to declare that it is better to die in pro tecting the defenseless than to live in falsehood to its own grand past. Its conscienco is aroused. Its arm is bared to smite and that swiftly, lest there be none nf the starving left to save. With such a pure motive, its actions will have the cordial good-will of European nations. Short, decisive work will bo made of the solemn task, and when the smoke has cleared, jus tice will have been done to the unjust, and '"Cuba Libre" may then develop in quiet its own individuality. GOV. TAYLOR AX1) SAM JONES. Our Hob Hits Ills Critic a Hard Blow. In the course of his sermon last Sunday night, in Nashville, Sam Jones said: "The pardoning power ought to be carefully guarded. It may be abused until lynch law will thrive in every county or this state. If our noble Gov. Bob, who has said hewasoutof politics, would jro a step farther and say, 'I am out of the paidoning business,' ho would do a good thing for the state." This paragraph was shown Gov. Taylor and he said: "I think it comes in poor taste for bam Jones to talk this way. Had it not been Tor the pardoning power Sam Jones would have been in hell long ago. "I have only about ten months to serve in the Governor's office, and during that time I expect to use the power conferred upon me by reason of my election to the office, when- ever I think right and for the best interest of the people, and all the devils in or out of hell can't keep me from doing my duty as I see it." Flour! Flour! Flour! Buy "Blue Seal" flour. Every pound guaranteed. Made only from best selected wheat. All grocers keep it. Columbia Mill & Elevator Co. LlV STOCK XOTES. W. C. Jones & Co., of Waverly, Tenn., have sold to Perry & Lester 1,100 head of corn fed cattle. The total amount realized is about $50, 000. Alexander & Vaughn this week shinned a load of sheep to Cincln nati and a load of hogs and cattle to Louisville. J. J. Rainer, of Troy, Ala., bought a load of horses here this week. The 7th annual combination spring sale, to be held at the fair grounds April 6, 7, 8, will be one of the best ever held. There will not be a single stallion, brood mare or colt offered, out of the two hundred and twenty-five or more horses to be sold. About four-fifths of the entries came from Marshall and Giles counties and Kentucky. Houston Thomas shipped a load of hogs ana cattle to ijouisviile this week. Have your stock bills printed at the Hkkald office. Highest quality of work done and prices reasonable tr FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE. Rich Alabama Cotton Land For Maury County Dirt. I represent parties who have large cotton plantation in Alabama containing 1,900 acres, which they wish to exchange in whole or in parts for Maury County lands. The land is in Willcox County, Alabama on the Alabama river, and by rail i little over an hour'B ride from Relma There is no better cotton producing land In the State, and the crops have the benefit of either road or river transportation to the markets which reducps freight rates to minimum. Maury Countv farm owners, who wish to increase their number of acres, instead of selling at R sacrlnce ana buying elsewhere would do well to see me for an ex cnange. uan rurnisn you with any size farm, from 100 acres to 1900 Call on or address, t( F. D. Laxder. I. 0. 0. F. Lodge at Santa Fe. Santa Fe lodge No. 203, I. O. O. F was instituted on Thursday night of last week by fourteen members from the Columbia lodge and eitrht from the Mt. Pleasant lodge. The follow ing officers were elected and in stalled : A. W. Church, N. G. ; J. A Burrow, V. O.; It. O. Mullins, Secre tary ; Jas. II. Forgev, Treasurer; Jno, W. Adkisson, Warden; Jno. J Latta, O. O.: Jno. Woody Con ductor; E. C Fitzarerald, I. 0.;0. N Armstrong, R. S. N. O.; Walter. E Forgev, L. 8. N. O.; Robt, W. Jones R. S. V. O. ; Ed. Marshall, L. S. V O.; R. O. Bates. R. 8. 8.; M. L. Cog gins, Ij. 8. 8.; Van B. Shouse, Chap lain. The lodge will meet every Saturday night, and expects soon to organize a lodge of Rebekahs. SOUTH EAST SIDE. Messr?. Pleasant Massey and M L. Taylor were In Marshall couuty the first of this week on business. Mr. Austin Tucker has returned to Pulaski, to resume his work at car riasre paintinar. Mrs. Wilburn Robinson and Mrs Lucy Renfro are visiting relatives a Williamsport this week. Mrs. L. R. Huggins and Miss Pearl Nicks entertained quite a number of their friends on last Wed nesday nisrht. Various games were indulged in during the evening, and all report a good time. The follow ing young ladies and gentlemen were present: Misses Georgia Shotts. Betty Dark, Pearl Nicks, Lizzie Shotts. Ada Bird, Ida Webb, Anna Allen, Nellie Jones and Fan nie Allen; Messrs. Austin Tucker, Buddy Peyton, Jeff Haley, Tom Craig, John Davis, Claud Craig, Walter Jones, Andy Watson and Will Heffner. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Renfro also entertained a few of theirfriends the same evening. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Cronk have moved Into the house occupied by W. T. Watson. Our sick are, Mrs. Thomas Voor hies and Mr. F. D. Pugh. We wish for them a speedy recovery. Tbamp. HGlennon, Anderson Foster. po were (o offer a Prize or Wear Fanrics. we Know For weeks past we've best markets, picking est offerings in Dress Goods, cinds of pretty printed Cotton Grenadines, etc. Now our store is a faithful reflex of the styles, irodes and kinds of stuffs that are being offered for sale in the bjggest stores in the Priestley 's Famous Black Dress Goods. Court aid' 's Black Crepons. Plain, Striped, Plaid and Bayadere Sill: Grenadines. Silken Beauties iu Glace Taffetas, Taffeta Checks,. Plaids and Stripes. Paris Pattern Suits. But the list grows too long. Come to the store, and if it i 1 . i ii you ve ordered samples irom get us to match them, and perhaps save you money besides. Here are a few items that are in the way. So a MONDAY'S SALE will make short woik of them. Wool Dress Goods. Twelve pieces of Light Colored Dress Goods, carried over from last season, some of them are all wool, some are mohairs. Last season they were good values at 50c and 60c yard. But we need their room. Hence, Next Monday, 20c a yard. Percal Shirt Waists. Three dozen Ladies' Percal Shirt Waists. Last season's styles of large sleeves, sizes 32, 34 and 36. Lowest price was 50c, and highest was $1.50 each. Next Monday, 2ac each. Printed Percals. Fourteen styles 800 yards of yard wide Percals. Light Colors, bran new goods. The width and style would indicate 12c goods. The quality would be fair at 10c yard. But next Jlonday's price, 0 l-2c a yard. L-B. JE3LJCJ .3L.X1 JCLMm That New Spring Suit is ready when you get ready, and its a beauty too. We're not minding you. But here's one item lor next Monday that you ought to hurry for. You know what a Manhattan Shirt is. They stand absolutely at the head of shirtdom in this country. Ten dozen Manhattan Negligee Shirts. Some with at tached and some with detached cuffs, no collars, all sizes, and the best $1.50 shirt in the country. We want their room too, hence, next Monday g 5c each, in -place oj $1.50. If you see it in our ad. ElcKennon, Anderson & Foster. IT COSTS SOMETHING. Our Millions Would Soon Be Exhausted In Kvent of War. If no men were lost, if no ships were destroyed or even damaged, it would cost $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 for ammunition alone to fight a first class battle with modern arms and projectiles, and a large part of the $50,000,000 appropriated yesterday will go for powder and shot. An ordinary allowance of ammunition for one of the big guns costs about as much as the gun itself, and any one can realize that we will need an enormous amount of powde be fore our navy goes to war, fon it takes nearly half a ton every time one of the big thirteen-inch guns is fired. There were 250 tons of pow der on the Maine when she went down, and her magazines were only half filled. The big battleships and the first-rate cruisers 6hould never go into action without a supply Of from 500 to 800 tons, or say, an aver age of 700. There are eleven of these battleships, which together require 7,700 tons. Then there are Sixteen second-rate ships, which ought to have 600 tons each in their magazines, or a total of 8,000 tons; forty-two third-rate ships which should have at least 300 tons each, or a total of 12,600 tons, and seven fourth-rate ships which should have 200 tons each, or a total of 1,400 tons. Without counting the torpedo boats, it requires about 30,000 tons of pow der to fill the magazines of our navy before it would be safe to send the ships into action. The seacoast defense, with their monstrous eight, ten and twelve inch guns require several times as much. The . four-inch rapid-fire rifle requires sixteen pounds of pow der to carry a projectile weighing thirty-three pounds four miles. The five-inch gun requires twenty-five pounds, the six-inch rifle fifty pounds, the eight-inch rifle 250 pounds, the ten-inch 500 pounds, and it costs $1,000 every time one of the thirteen-inch rifle is fired. There are four of these guns each on the battleships Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts and Oregon. A few weeks ago the ordinance de partment of the army made a con tract for 5,000 loaded shells at a cost of $600,000, and within the last few days contracts for 1,000 more shells have been made at a cost of $1,250, 000. There are four factories t whioh these shells are made. A four-inch shell loaded weighs 75 (lie Prettiest Gainsring of Spring who would get tfie Prize. been touring this " mntry's from here and there, the choic Silks, Organdies, and scores of Stuffs, Trimmings, Black Silk biggest cities in the land: away, Dring tne samples nere, Short Lengths of White India Linons. "Mill Ends" they are called, as every piece of white goods made must have a short piece cut from each end that won't do to go in the full piece. These goods run from 1 to 9 yards in a piece, and this is the way they are priced for Next Monday India Linons at 5c, good value at 720. India Linonsat lHct good value at 10c. India Linons at 8jCr good value at 2c. India Linons at 12c, good value at 20c. India Linons at 172cr good value at 30c. hurrying you at all. Just re it's so. 12 pounds; five-inch, 90 pound; elx inch, 110 pounds; eight-inch, 325 pounds; ten-inch, 525 pounds; twelve-inch, 900 pounds, and thirteen-inch, 1,100 pounds. Chicago Record. COLUMBIA ARSENAL, Tenn., March 1, 1808. Sealed proposals in triplicate, for furnishing fuel at this post during fiscal year com mencing July 1, 1898, will be receiv ed here until 12 o'clock, m., March 81, 1898, and then opened. U. 8. re serves right to reject or accept any and all proposals or any part thereof. Information furnished on applica tion. Envelopes containing bids will be endorsed: "Proposals for Fuel," and addressed Major John: E. Greer, Ord. Dept. Q. M. march! 4t. Got. Taylor's Withdrawal. Richmond Times: "Bob" Taylor is an ideal politician. Clever, bright and magnetic in his manners, he makes friends readily, and upon the hustings he has a few equals in the south, but his testimony will strike a chord in the lives of thousands of good men all over this country who have found in the chase of politic? allurement for the moment, but no satisfying meed for toil of a life time. We are obliged to have public men in our republican form of govern ment, and some of them are kept iu the service many years and enjoy the proud distinction of a people's confidence and affection, but from Wolsley to Bob Taylor the record ia crowded with good men who have denounced the emptiness of the fleet lived honors of time and realized with age that politics demands of a man sacrifices which few men suc cessfully make for an extended period. Jnst Arrived. Another car load of rough granite from the celebrated quarries of Bar re, Vt. With a new steam plant and Eractical workmen, you can get the est stock and finish at "The Colum bia Marble and Granite Works," corner 8ixth and Embargo Streets. Telephone No. 61. tf. To Candidates. Now is the time to get your sup ply of election cards. Have them printed at the Herald's Job Department.