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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2C3, 1898.
NEWS AND COMMENT.
Coxorkss adjourned Wednesday
tbe Christmas holidays.
Terkk Hautk, I n i , had a million
dollar lire last Monday night.
Havana will have, a police forge of
1,000 men, patterned after that of New
Gov Leedy, of Kansas, last week
issued a call for a special session of the
The members of the American Peaae
Commission are on their way home
The floral tributes at the funeral of
the late Calvin S. Ilrice, at Lima, ().,
Tuesday, cost $10,000.
H. Clay Evans is being pushed f( r
the appointment of Secretary of the In
terior, should Secretary Bliss resign.
The Urgent Deficiency Bill, provid
ing for the army and navy for the next
six months, was passed by the Senate
Nashville wants the Second and
Third Tennessee Regiments brought to
that place to be mustered out. Colum
bia don't want them-
The bill to incorporate the Intei
natlonal .American Bank was buriid
under an overwhelming majority in the
Lower House last Friday.
The second order within ten months
has been received at Baldwin's works
for locomotives to be sent to China.
The order U for sixteen locomotives.
The American Federation of Labor
in its annual convention at Kansas City
last week adopted resolutions opposing
a largo standing army and the poliay of
Mr. Edward G. Mason, a prominent
lawyer of Chicago, who had been spok
en of recently as Prof. Timothy Dwight's
successor for the presidency of Yale
University, died Sunday.
Lieut. IIohson, hero of the merry (s)
mack, is making good use of his kisses
these days. At Chicago last Sunday he
kissed 170 girls, and at a reception in
Kansas City Monday, he kissed 207, by
Secretary Lonu will soon issue ad
vertisements calling for proposals for
raising the Maine and the Cris total Co
lon, in accordance with the decision of
the Board of Construction, to which the
matter had been referred.
Senor Rios, President of the Span
ish Peace Commission, in telling his
griefs to the Paris correspondent of the
London Times, complained bitterly of
the inflexibility of the Americans, and
predicted that later on misfortune and
defeat will soften us. "
Lieut. G. K. Holdkn, Quartermaster
of the First Illinois Cavalry Regiment,
which was encamped at Chickamauga,
has been indicted by the Federal grand
jury at Chattanooga foi selling a car
load of oats belonging to the Govern
ment to local grain dealers.
A pisrATcii from Paris Tuesday says:
"The Provincial Court has acquitted
Frank Knaak of New York of the
charge of lese majeste, in referring to
Emperor William as a 'sheep's head,'
because, as it appears, Mr. Knaak was
intoxicated when he committed the of
fense." Tub impression is growing at Wash
ington that the peace treaty will be dis
posed of at the present session. The
feeling against an extra session is
strong, and the minority is becoming
more disposed to consent to final action
on the treaty without great delay, post
poning the question of the disposition
of the Philippines until after they have
come into our possession.
Former United States Senator Cal
vin S. Brice. from Ohio, died in New
York last Thursday of pneumonia. In
earlv life Senator Brice was a school
teacher; then he became a railroad law
ver. and his many millions in stocks
and bonds represent his ultimate sue
cess in life. He was a Democrat in
politics, being at one time chairman of
the Democratic National Committee.
American officers at Manila think
the United States should hasten to put
into effect a definite policy as to the
Philippines. They think the time fav
orable for establishing American au
thority, since the Filipinos are dissatis
fied with Airuinaldo's republic. The
taxes are heavy and protection to prop
erty is not given. Aguinaldo has failed
in an attempt to float a loan of $20,000,
000. The sojourn of the First Tennessee
Regiment in the Philippines will not
be so long as was at first anticipated.
Senator Bate called at the War Depart
ment last Friday to secure the discharge
of a half dozen membersof the regiment,
and he was informed by Adjt-Gen.
Cor bin that this regiment would be re
called at an early day and mustered out
of the service, the entire regiment reach
ing this country, probably, as soon as
the men could if ordered discharged.
Six regiments of the regular army are
now on their way to Manila to relieve
the men of the volunteer regiments
from further duty in the Philippines.
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CHRISTMAS, like the human race, is
a survival through change. All
northern peoples, back further
than we can trace, have, in a vague way,
understood that the rising of the sun
further and further north after mid
winter was a promise of the triumph of
light and heat over the cruel ligors of
the cold, consequently they flung them
selves with complete abandon into a
celebration that from its very wildness
was an endeavor to express the import-
ance they attached to the sun above
them. The somewhat worldly-wise old
fathers of the modern church grafted
upon the earlier celebration their own
later one, in which the Creator sup
glanted the creature as worshipful.
HOW poetic was their thought! The
sun of righteousness by His dec
laration of the fatherhood of God
and the brotherhood of man, was to
melt away the superstitions that chilled
the human heart; and where woe and
waste once held sway there should un
der His benign influence spring up a
very garden of the Lord. The heathen
worshiped the material but they set up
for worship the spiritual. The result
we know. The wild orgies of the early
days' have given place to the beauty of
fireside joys. Christmas, therefore,
marks the growth and change of hu
manity away from the noisy and tem
poral, onward to the quietly good and
REGARD, if you will, the past times
of ignorance with pitying eye, but
be not too quick to judge; for these
wild roisterers of ancient days simply
lived according to the light that they
had. They are not to be estimated by
the vision and the progress which we
enjoy. Darkened though their minds
were they form part of the history of
humanity, and our records would be
imperfect without them. Old things
pass away in order to sustain the things
that are yet to be. Life itself depends
on death the new resting on the old
the new impossible except the old had
goue before and prepared the way.
k N taking this view or Christmas, it
is right to understand how much
more is expected from those who
see than from those who were blind.
We have carried over into our day the
sighing pine tree as an emblem. We
have feastings also. But beyond this
there is in our modern celebration the
sanity of rest, whose sweetness is only
fully known by those who toil. Weal
so try to express not only to our neigh
bors and clansmen (as they did), but al
so to all men of all classes a hearty good
will, in which there is no hypocrisy.
Yet i:i nil this advance there is nothing
to boast of.
STILL more is expected of us. Let
us be greater than formal religion;
where it tells us to walk, let us run;
where it compels the giving of one
thought of kindness, let us throw out
"The little dears have fallen asleep waiting for me.
two deeds. Let us be wider than our
own theology, so that no limitations of
Divine mercy set up by human imagin
ing shall satisfy us. Let us refuse to
think of God as one whose movements
and will and power can be hedged
around by the decrees of any one man
or any council of men. Let us declare
that the unmeasured might seen and
wondered at by the heathen, was less
than immeasurable mercy.
TTTIIROW out of the book of your re
meinbrance all uncancelled debts
of ill-will. As the enshrouding
snow spreads the mantel of purity over
stained and weary nature, let the dark
stains of unkind thought vanish from
your heart beneath a permanent man
tle of charity towards all. Set hard
your heel upon the canker-worm of
envy. Fling into the flowing stream of
life for others the best that you have.
No responsibility attaches to us for the
dees of which we are incapable. But
remember that eveu the narrowed way
must be tilled, or we prove quite un
worthy of limited opportunities. If per
chance, life's power is great within you,
MAKE no sorrowing world around
you, just because you are heavy
within. Sorrow will dwell in the
castle of your heart, until some other
stronger motive drives it out. Let that
motive be to live worthily of the one for
whom you sorrow, and the heart will rise
from oppressive thought to be expres
sive of an ideal, grand, hopeful, pur
poseful, worthy; neither power on
earth can turn a noble purpose from its
final accomplishment somewhere, some
day, nor power in heaven will fail to
note the aspiration. Perchance the
sorrow is not for the noble dead, but for
an ignoble past ; look no longer back
ward but forward, this Christmastide.
ALONG, long rest remains to the
fields that have done their task.
A rest remains to you; so swing
out with straining effort and sweaty
brow, for the evening of life draws on
apace. After your day will be others,
and men and women as good as you to
work in them. So look neither back
ward for earlier standards to excuse
yout own shortcomings, nor forward
with doubt as to whether the task un
done will be taken up. Bend to your
own. This is God's world or no one's;
and the majestic progress of humanity
from fierce hntings to gentle kindness
will not cease because your own work
SLOWLY the purposes of the age,
work out too slowly for eager
hearts. But the great progress is
grandly sure. If for each of us to at
tain our highest hopes and accomplish
all we set out to do is life as it cught to
be, then life, as it is, is not worth living,
for the full fruition comes to none of
us. Bat if to join the great procession
of all the worthies who have gotten
some small particle of good and then
flung it freely into the common fund of
humanity, makes life seem dignified
and estimable that enjoyment will not
be denied to any w ho will partake.
The joyous Christmas-tide is almost
here! The hearts of the young people
and the old people, too, for that mat
terare now houyant with happy ex
pectations, and preparations are being
made to celebrate the festive season in
a most delightful manner.
Sauta Clans has been busy the past
week or two getting his pack ready for
his mirth-making expedition, and it is
safe to say that the children of Colum
bia and Maury County will awake
Christinas morning to find their stock
ings full to overflowing with the bounti
ful gifts of that jolly old Saint.
Nearly every church in Columbia will
in some manner celebrate the occasion
and make the hearts of the little ones
leap with joy. Following will be found
announcements of the various enter
tainments, telling when and where
they will occur, and what will be done.
First C. P. Church.
The Sundav-school of the First Cum
berland Presbyterian Church will have
an old-fashioned Christmas-tree Satur
day afternoon at 4 o'clock. There will
be an appropriate programme of songs
and recitations, and gifts of candies,
oranges, apples, etc., in abundance for
the little folk.
St. Peter's Church.
A Christmas tree, ladened with good
things, will greet the children of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church Saturday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. In conjunction
with the tree, there will be a suitable
programme for the occasion, and the
affair will doubtless be one of much en
joyment, as the entertainments at this
church alwavs are.
First Methodist Church.
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock is also
the hour for the celebration of the
Christmas festival in the First Metho
dist Church. There will be a large
Christmas tree, beautifully decorated
and groaning beneath the weight of
hundreds of presents for the children,
besides music, speeches, etc.
First Presbyterian Church.
When the children of the First Pres
byterian Sunday-school gather in the
church to-morrow afternoon at 3o'clock,
their little eyes will sparkle with glad
ness upon beholding the pretty, gift
bedecked tree that is being prepared for
thir enjoyment. An interesting pro
gramme has been arranged for the
First Baptist Church.
The Sunday-school of the First Bap
tist Church will have no Christmas
entertainment this year, but instead
they will endeavor to make happy the
hearts of others who are less fortunate
in this world's goods and tit whom the
happy Christmts senon hrhigs but
little cheer at bust. EhcIi pupil of the
school ha been requested to bring a
present to the church Sunday morning
at 9:30 o'clock, the regnUr hour for the
meeting of Sunday-school, ami these
presents will be distributed among the
poor children of the citv. Contribu
tions will also be taken up at each ser
vice during the day for the same pur
Second Presbyterian Church. '
The children of the Second Presby
terian Sunday-school always await
the coming of the Christ m.is-tido with
moie than usual interest, as something
is always given for their amusement by
the older ones. And they will not be
disappointed this year, as a pretty
Christmas tree will meet their vision
when they assemble at the church to
morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The children of the Advent Chapel
will be amused with a Christmus tree
on Monday evening at 7o'clock. There
wiirbe a number of musical selections,
recitatians, etc., and each child will be
given a present.
South Columbia Methodist.
A real live old Santa Claus will be at
the South Columbia Methodist Church
to-morrow evening at 7 o'clock. The
jolly old saint will descend a chimney
made especially for his coming, and
will then proceed to distribute the con
tents of his pack to the expectant chil
dren. Good music will add to the en
joyment of the occasion.
Holly berries red and bright,
Wealth of candles' flick'ring light,
Christmas in the air!
Childish faces all aglow,
Outride sleigh bells in the snow,
Banished in dull care.
Older wise heads for the time
Join in sport and song and rhyme,
Mem'ry brings back golden youth,
Eyes then seeing only truth
Ever at its side.
Joy to-night is crowned the queen
Of the festive Christinas scene;
May her rule be long!
None can claim a rebel heart
With her foll'werg forms a pirt,
Theirs a gladsome song!
New York Herald.
A Merry Christmas.
Let us not altogether overthrow the
Santa Claus myth, for an immense
moral Influence dwells In it. The be
lief, which is very general among chil
dren, that his favor depends upon their
good behavior, has an unequalled sooth
ing power over rebellious dispositions.
It they believe that the wise saint has
his own recording angel, is there any
j harm in the quaint supestition? We
ourselves suDscnoe to sillier laeas.
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cream of tartar.
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Alum baking powders are the greatest
menacers to health of the present day.
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Could we penetrate the symbolism of
some childish fancier there might often
come to the light grains of wisdom rem
nant from the religions of the ancient
'1 he question we are now asking, how
to make a merry Christinas? is not to be
solved in an instant. Every family
must consider it from i's own stand
point. Happiness is not, even at this
season, to be put in a great sack labelled
"candy and toys." Wo should study
our children and find out what particu
lar thing they are counting upon.
Especially where Christinas is the
great toft-making epoch of the year,
and the children look to it for their
annual store of games anil toys. But
only half our duty toward them will be
done if we have not taught them the
pleasure of making gifts toothers. I say
'taught," ad visedly, for the moral nature
of a child is not conferred upon him at
birth ; it exists then only in the germ
and it has to be cultivated just as his
faculty for intellectual work has to be
cultivated. Bivt the greut difference
between moral and intellectual training
is, that whereas in the )t one may
attack the understanding and lead on to
desire, in the first all our approaches
must be made to the heart. No re
strain upon conduct is of any account
unless we succeed in gutting the child
to want to be good. He will then try
to be good under all circumstances,
when he is away from us as well as
when he is in our sight. llarper'g
Hark, throughout Christendom joy
bells are ringing;
From mountain and valley, o'er land
and o'er se,
Sweet choral melodies pealing autt
Echoes of ages from far Galilee.
Christmas is hero,
Merry old Christmas,
Gift-bearing, heart-touching, joy-hrirg-
Day of grand memories, king of the
Beautiful and right it is that gifts and
good wishes should till the air like
snow-Hakes at Christmas-tide. And
beautiful is the year in its corning and
in its going most beautiful and blessed
because it is alwavs the Year of Our
I do not know a grander effect of
music on the moral feelings than to
hear the full choir and the pealing
organ performing a Christmas anthem
in a cathedral, lining every part of the
vast pile with triumphant harmony.
The Calendar for 1899.
The calendar for ls!l gives these facts:
New Year's Pay is Sunday, so callg
must be made on Monday, and watch
night sei vices may continue into the
Sabbath. Washington's birthday comeJ
on Wednesday, and Memorial Day ami
July 4 will be celebrated on Tuesdays.
Christmas will pome on Monday. Atvk
Wednesday on Feb. ,". shrove Sun
day is March I'Z, Good Friday March 31
and Easter April i The new congress
men will assume their prerogatives on
Saturday, March 4. May Day is to be
Monday. The year ends with a Sun
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