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Bhoadview, Dec. 25. Cupid hud been
playing his prank in this community.
n last Sunday mornintr, at 10 o'clock,
Mr. J. VV. Oilmer and Miss Sallle Os
burn were united in marriage by Rev.
M. K. Nabard, in the presence of a few
friends. After the ceremony theycam
to (Jlenwood, and then went to the
home of the itroom, where a nice din
ner was a waiting them. Mr. and Mrs.
Gilmer have the best wishes of a host
of friends.
Messrs. V. It. McKissick, Tom Trous
dale and Nathaniel Ilea, and Misses
Ada hugger, KmmaThurman and fiur
Smith, went to Mt. Olivet church l ist,
.Sunday afternoon to attend the mar
riage of their friend. M r. Uhrt Thur
mau, to Miss Lola Loftin. They were
married in .VI t Olivet church by wev.
Mr. Ku banks. Immediatel v afier the
ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Thurman re
paired t the home of the urooin's sis
ter, Mrs. C. .1. Hunger, where a nice
supper awaited them. Mr. Kirk Loftin
andtaiss Mattie Lnftin accompanied
them liere, ami returned to their home
Monday morning. We extend congrat
ulations to Mr. and Mrs TnurtiMn, and
wish them much pleasure and happi
ness through life.
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Hrummit and
two little children, of Texas, are here
on a visit to Mrs. V. (). McKissick.
Prof. Reims, of Sawdust Valley, is
teaching a very successful einginx
echool at (ilenn wood.
Ir. K. Stover, of the Medical College
at Nash vitle, is spending the holidays
at Mr. M. L. Seurave's.
Mrs. Bobbie Seravts is visiting her
parents at Southport.
Misses Laura Smith and Lucy McKis
sick, came home from Franklin last
week to spend the holidays.
Mr. Wilsford and family are visiting
relatives in Uiles county.
Mr. Jeff Scott has moved to his fath
er's place near C'ulleoka.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 1. Hrown have moved
into the house recently vacated bv Mr.
Miss Stella Home came home from
Lebanon to spend the holdidays.
While Mr. Andrew t'ummintf was re
turning from the sinking last Thursday
night, he happened to a serious acci
dent, his horse falling on hlui and
breaking his arm and bruslng him up
considerably. We hope he will soon
be well again and that he may not hap
pen to such an accident again.
Mr. Jim Stockard, of Corsicana, Texas,
is here on a visit to his father, Mr. Joel
Mr. Will Matthews, of the same
place, is visiting at his father, Ksq.
". R. H. Matthews.
A merry new year to you all.
Distressing kidney and bladder dia
base relieved in six hours by "New
Great South American Kidney Cure."
It is a great surprise pn account of its
exceeding promptness In relieving pain
in bladder, kidneys and hack, in male
or female. Relieves retention of water
, almost immediately. If yon want quick
Telief and cure this is the remedy. Sold
y A. B. Rains, druggist, Columbia
Tenn. feb25 ly.
Goshen, Dee. 2") After two weeks
absence from the columns of the dear
old Herald, we thought we would
send in a few words. We are always
glad to got tte IIkiuld and read the
irood news.
Mr. Will Ladd and wife, of Mt. Pleas
ant, are visiting Mrs. Ladd s father, J
II. Roach. of (his place.
Miss LulaJarratt is visiting at Rally
Mr. Joe Fiv. of Texas, l visiting the
family of Mr. Morris Fly, near this
Mi-8 Annie McOord, of Shady Grovp,
is spending a few weeks with Mrs. R.
II. wacKnurn, or tnis piace.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Johnson, of this
pUce, visited friends near Willlamsport
this week.
Hro. Hatcher will preach at Goshen
next Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Willie Hlackburn and family
have gone to Williamson county on a
-visit to friends ana relatives.
Wishing all a bright and prosperous
Iew Year, we remain, l,ii,i.ik
'Continued to Seventh Paee.
C. G. Holloav. VValton. Tenn., writes
Have used Dr. M. A. Simmons Liver
Medicine 10 vears in mv family. It
cures chronic chills, constipation and
indigestion. I believe its strength and
action at least lOtol more etllcient than
Ulack Draught. lm
Iteportlng a Sermon.
Reforn px.Conirreasman John Fin
erty became famous as the great
American British-lion-tail-twister.
he was one of th best reporters in
Chicago. He was on the Tribune.
nnHnnnH.iv n certain citv editor
best known to fame as the man who
always wore a gtraw nac ana bijiokpu
acorn-cob pipe) dwided that Mr
Finerty should be "disciplined." It
was Saturday Hnd some time arter
tniHniirht. Mr. Kinertv was assigned
to report the morning sermon of an
obscure minister way oowu on m
South side. Finerty was the senior,
tnH Ma uasnnirites were thunder
struck. Thev expected an explosion
. . . . . j . j i .
at Iea"t, out twneriy remain"'! mini
or-.H Htirnifled although a trifle pale
"Then he will resign," they thought;
but Finerty walKed out ami iihuh
nn niirn. To the surprise of every
ne, he reported the mxt day as
usual, and turned in an abstract of
the sermon. Every one read It on
Monday morning, and it was cer
tainly 'an eloquent and carefully
reported sermon. That afternoon a
mail of clerical cut called on the city
editor and asked to see the young
man, who had . reported hU sermon
the Tmorhlng before. Mr.' Finerty
was introduced. The man of the
clerical cut would like to see Mr.
Finerty alone for a few moments.
Out in the hall way he asked. "Of
course you were not at my church
vesterday morning?" "No." replied
Finerty. "Well, I simply stopped
to thank you for the sermon. It was
far more eloquent than the one I
preached." J. L. Bpro'ile, in Janu
ary Lippincott's.
Rhumntlm Cured In Iay.
"Mystic Cure" for rheumatism and
neuralnia radically cures in 1 to 3 days.
Its action upon the system is remarka
ble and invstertous. It removes at
once the cause, and the disease immedi
ately disappears. The tirst dose great y
benefits. 7.'i .cents. Sold by A. If.
itains, DruggUt, Columbia. oct Sin.
A Statement from Kev. W. A. Provine, the
Sometime early in the fall of 1894 there
came parties to Columbia seeking to or
ganize a Library Association. On a
plan of their own, these parties solicited
from about one hundred citizens the
sum of three dollars each, promising
them a membership in the Association
to be organized. After the above amount
had been solicited the party boueht
about three hundred and fifty volumes
of hooks, together with three oaken
bookcases, and turned them over to the
unorganized members as the basis for a
Pursuant to a call, all those who had
taken the three dollar memhershios,
assembled in the parlors of the Bethell
House a few dav later, and formally or
ganized the "Columbia Library Asso
ciation," adopting a constitution and
by-laws. At this meeting there were
nearly a hundred present. The follow,
ing were elected otticers: President. W.
A. Provine; Vice-President, .1. W. Hau
lier; Secretary and Treasury, J. W.
r riersnn; and the following Hoard or
Directors: W. A. Provine, Chairman;
S;un Holding, J. C. Dexter, W. K. Hos
tick. .1. W. Moore. .1. A. Smiser. Mrs.
Carrie Mitchell, Mrs. N. It. Sheppard,
Miss Kllen Kriel.
The tirst ineetinz provided for the
election of a librarian, the salary of
whom was not to exceed $"() per year;
also that the library should be opened
two afternoons in each week at a suit
able hour and place. A quarterly as
sessment for current expenses of the
library, of ' cents was made, payable
in advance.
Another item of business adopted at
this tirst meeting was, that the number
of twenty five members should bo a
legal quorum for a meeting of the Asso
ciation. With this much organization
the library was duly opened in Nov.,
18U5. Throughout the winter the Asso
ciation seemed to be growing in inter
est, the library was used constantly,
and it seemed to be supplying a general
want of reading matter to its members.
Thus the tirst year passed. At the
regular time for the annual meeting: i i
Oct , 1W, the President issued a formal
call, but it resulted in a less number be
ing present than a legal quorum. This
call wns repeated three times, and there
were never present enough of the mem
bers to piake a legal quorum, viz : twen
ty five. Thereupon the Hoard of Direc
tors had a meeting and ordered the pub
lication of a circular that was sent to all
the members, wherein was stated the
condition of the Association. 1 quote
as follows from the circular;
"Inasmuch as three attempts have
been made to have a geneial meeting of
the Columbia Library Association, and
all have failed ( r the lack of a consti
tutional quorum, the Board of Directors
beg leave to make known to the mem
bers of the Association the action of its
laie meeting.
"First. It was assumed by the Board
that inasmuch as the Association had
failed to meet in session at the set time
of annual meeting, that the present
Board continued in otlice until their
successors were elected.
'Second. Inasmuch as the condition
of the Association and the future suc
cess of the Library seem to call for
some immediate action, the following
leges ation was passed.
"'1st. That the running expense of
the Association be provided for by a
quarterly tax of Z't cents per member.
""2nd. That a special tax of 50 cents
be lev'ed on each share holder for the
purchase of new books.
"3rd. That the following penalty
shall be enacted for the nonpavment of
dues, fines and assessments, viz: If at
any time the dues, fines and assess
ments against a share of the stock of
the Association shall amount to $.100,
(the original value of the share), due
notice shall he given the share holder
of such condition of stock, and if the
delinquencies of said share are not set
tled within ten days, it shall be forfeited
to the Association. That these rules
shall go into effect Nov. 1, 189.V "
Theresultof this communication to
the membership was, that for a few
months it seemed to produce more in
terest. This, however, after awhile
grew less again, and many gave up pay
ment of any dues or fines, other sold
their memberships at a reduced value,
and still others withdrew from the As
sociation altogether. In course of time
other "Reading Circles" and attempts
at circulating libraries were attempted
iu the city and by the teachers of the
county, all of which efforts naturally
took away from the Columbia Associa
tion. Hy'order of the President, the
Library was closed at the beginning of
the Summer of 1S07, increasing indebt
edness and lack of interest on the part
of the membership seeming to justify
the same. At the solicitation of a num
ber of the old members, a meeting was
held in Oct , 1H07, and as many hs thirty
of the old members promised to pay up
all back dues and to pay the neccessary
quarterly dues for the opening of the
lihrarv. Whereupon, it was aeain
onene'd in the session room of the First
Presbvterian Church. It was soon evi
dent, however, that some "were rorgei
ting their promise," for the library was
kept open onlv by increasing its in
Hnhtediiess. The President again or
dered it closed at the beginning of the
Summer of IrtiH. At this time tnere
Hehts HL'ainst it for something
over thirtv dollars. A few weeks ago
the President was offered the sum of $75
for the library by an outside party:
this was raised to $S7 by subsequent
bids. On reception of the first bid, a
paper was sent to all resident members
u till l n ir I linir vote as to whether it
should be taken. With the exception of
iinrlmns two or three, the vote stood lor
taking the bid; whereupon the sale was
made for the sum or f-w. a. statement
of the Treasurer in my hands shows
that the Indebtedness of the library
amounts to $:a.'o. This from $S7 leaves
a balance of $.Vf 50.
I'he membership of the Association is
now eventy six, and a balance of $.";.50
would make a pro-rata of :HVf on
ea"h share thai is fully paid up, (mat is,
free trom any dues, assessments or
fines), or l 15 on the share (of $100)
The pro-rata of each member can bn
had by them calling on the Treasurer,
.1 W. Frierson, at his otlice . in rr of
Phoenix Bank. I trust tney will at
once attend to same, that the business
of the association may be closed.
W. A. Pkovink. President
Suffering humauity should be sup
plied with everv means possible for its
relief. It is with pleasure we publish
the following: "This is to certify that
I was a terrible sufferer from yellow
Jaundice for over six mouths, and was
treated hv some of the liest physicians
in our cltv and all to no avail. Dr. Bell,
our druggist, re'-omui-oided Klectrlc
Bitters: and after takiiu two bottles, I
was entirely cured. I now take great
..i........... .i"rw,,mmi'i!liiivr them to anv
' person suffering from this terrible mala
jdy. I am tfraterullv ymrs, M. A. Ho
Igartv, l-exington, Ky." Sold at Wn
dridi-e A Irvine's dm-' store. 50c r
-bolte. June:! ly 14
New York Bank Pays 100
Per Cent Dividend.
Hut Wliiln Tli cm Itlcli arc flawing
Ittflifr, a rhilanOiroiilc society f
Chicago Wa Called I' pun tn Feed
Fifteen Thoimand Vwa 1'tmple in Oiih
.;. .Chicago. Dc. 20, 181)8.
Editor Herald: I asked a
thoughtful and conservative man
to day what, in his opinion, is iu the
claim rhat prosperity has returned
to the country?
He was sitting at his desk when I
asked tiie onestinn. and leaning
hack in his chair he answered me,
slowly and deliberately:
'A man in business, he said,
"who deceives himself as to what
his house or firm i doing, re-ilizns
later, when the trial tmlance is off.
trut he has made a mistake. And
yet how many people there are who
go on deceiving themselves. The
man of well balanced mind alwavs
wants to know the truth, and suc
ceeds better therebv And so It is
with nations. The people may de
ceive themselves as to their con
dition, or they may be good of judg
ment, realize their exact condition
and build w isely by doing so." He
paused a moment and continued:
"There is Spain, an exaggerated
cae of a people deceiving them
selvesdeceived as to their strength,
the justness of their cause, and the
awakening is, to theni, all the more
dreadful. Whereas if they had had
a correct estimate of themselves
they would have fared better and
their fall would not have been so
hard. What Spain has done, In un
exaggerated sense, all other nations
have in part been guilty of. Are we
deceiving ourselves as to the exist
ence of prosperity? is a question
which all men should consider.
That there is prosperity, unusual, in
some directions, there is no doubt."
He reached over on his desk and
picking up a New York Hun of the
Pith Inst , banded it to me ana ask
ed that I read an editorial therein.
I did go and here it is:
"The announcement- to-day that
the. directors of the Fifth Avenue
Bank had declared a regular quar
terly dividend of 20 per cent, and an
extra dividend o' 5 per cent, payable
on Jan. 3. called attention to the
fact that this is one of the few hanks
in this city, and In fact iu the United
States, that yields to its sharehold
ers 100 per cent upon the par value
of its shares. Though the dividends
as declared represent but 80 per
cent regular, the declaration of an
extra 5 per cent has been the rule at
each quarterly declaration, so that
25 per cent has really been regularly
paid each quarter. The First Na
tional Bank of this city regularly
pays 100 per cent in quarterly in
stallments, and the ('hemical Na
tional B ink pays 150 per cent in
bi monthly dividends."
As I concluded reading the edi
torial from the Huti he said: "Now
there is prosperity. The Pullman
Palace Car Company has declared
a dividend of $18,000,000; the Sugar
Trust $20,000,000; the Standard Oil
Company $50,000,000 recently.
Stocks of all corporations have ad
vanced largely. All these are signs
of prosperity. And these are in
dividual instances of it. Mr. Dav
of Onio, ex Secretary of Rtate, it Is
said, id about to receive $100 000 for
three months service at Pris. Had
Mr. Day retained hisolllce of Secre
tary of State, under the law, he
could not have drawn two salaries
and would have had to be contented
with the unprnsperous-like sum of
$8 000. These are all evidences of
prosperity, and with commendable
national pride we are apt to boast
about it," he concluded, looking at
me over his glasses.
"But is it?" I asked.
"Well, let's look at it again," he
said. "Here is a letter on my desk
from a philanthropic society tlm
fed 15 000 poor people yesterday at
the Waverly Theater in this cily.
You will notice." h continued,
handing me the letter, "that it snys
this Society fed on Christmas day,
last year, 8,000 of Ch icago's poor, but
that destitution has so increased
that it hopes to meet the demand
this year by feeding on Christmas
Day 15,000. Christmas has now
passed, and the papers tell us-that
the expectations or tnis philan
thropic society wer fully realized.
"Fifteen thousand people or more,"
he continued, showing some feeling,
"who are willing in their fallen
pride and distress and hunger to
accept alms to eat crumbs from the
table of IMv.s! That is just the
reverse of prosperity ; and it shows
an increase of nearlv double over
that of last year! Has prosperity
returned? Are we being fooled, or,
fooling ourselves? It is a serious
Picking up a circular from his
desk he went on: "Here is a mer
chant who wants to sell me the best
linen collars at retail for 9 cents that
formerly sold for 25 cents. The pro
ducers of the linen in those collars
and the manufacturers who make
the collars must be getting very
little. We also ' know that cotton
and cotton cloths are cheaper than
ever known. Also farm products
continue low. I can hea' of no one
who thinks that the producing
classes are more prosperous than
they were a year since. They may
be. but observation will hardly war
rant that conclusion. So when you
ask the question, Has prosperity re
turned to the country? the answer
you will get will depend on who is
answering the question If it is one
of the bankers in New York who is
receiving 100 or 150 per cent annual
dividends on his stock, he will an
swer you. Yes! If It is a member of
a corporation that has declared $18.
ixmiMi or $50,000,000 dividends, his
i.pi uoii will he that the country is
piospetotis. And, I should say that
Mr. Day with $100,000 for three
months work will feel prosperous
and thus answer you. Not one f
them has caused a single blade of
grass to grow where there wa none
before they produce nothing! They
are nio.ey changers, and handle
only that which is produced by
others. They are prosperous!
Ask the producers, the businei-R
men, the farmers, the manufactur
ers, the tradesmen, the bone and
sinew of the country who plow the
ground and sow and reap our har
vests ; those who make that which
we wear and that which adorns our
homes; who quarry the stones that
pave our streets; th actors wtio
make our people laugh, or Instill
great lessons on their minds; the
ministers, lawyers, doctors and
others, if prosperity lias returned
and the answer is discouraging."
"But." ,1 asked, "will not these
men who are inak.ng so much
money spend it with the people?"
"Ah! there is the rub," he replied.
"Their actual necessities are few.
Only a tithe of their income is need
ed to supply their actual wants.
The purchasing powr of these
enormous dividends is very great.
Each dollar therefor will buy double
us much of most anvthing, as it
would whe" you and I were young
men. Mr. Day's $10C 000 is a prince
ly fortune when you consider what
it will buy. The dividends of 100
and 150 per cent of the Vew York
hanks and of the trusts and corpora
tions amount to hundredsof millions
of dollars, ana what it means.
fear, is that all tho property of the
nation will soon pass into their pos
session that is, they will hold the
title or our vast domain. The poo
pie, those who are useful, who pro
duce and adorn the earth, will not
Know what it is to own a home and
will be beseeching the more favored
for an opportunity to make a hare
living Htid next, a little later, thev
will crave the crumbs that fall from
the tables of rich men. as 15,000 of
them did the other day. No, the
money of the favored class will not
go back among the people, but t'
the mortgagees of their c'ass, in
buying mortgaged real estate and
bankrupt stocks of merchants Bnd
manufac'urers. Next Crristnn ft
will mean 30 000 instead of 15,000 to
be fed by this humane society."
"I is. however, a patent fat.' I
said, "that there are not so manv
idle people as a few years ago, when
the unemployed rolled across the
country like a great inundation, and
does it not indicate a more prosper
ous time now as compared with th tt
"IMve years a'ro.' tie replied,
"there was more Independence of
character. Hence the protests
against the gravitation of events.
hearing them to a lower level, wa
more pronounced and defiant. The
straii. was on and someone touched
the button the inundation came.
I! ut not so now. The independence
of character I refer to is measurably
lowered. As people approach a de
graded state thev bar their burdens
more meekly. They accept employ
ment they would have spurned rive
years ago. in the winter or 1)3 81
vnu could not have pursuaded 15.-
000 people, or near that number, to
have accepted an alms dinner ut the
Waverly Theater. But with their
spirits broken and pride gone, they
take what thev can get in the wav
of menial emylovment or crumbs
from the table of Dives and go off
to their wretched tenements. They
have ceased, in a measure, to pro
test. This is the way they have
acted in other nations as they cime
down to the level of Spain."
"Then your conclusions are'
"That there can De no such thing
as prosperity when more than 1)0 per
cent of our families in the large
cities are tenants," he replied.
"But will not the fact that the
people think the country is prosper
ous, though it may not be so, aid in
restoring prosperity?" I asked him.
"It will aid them to deceive them
selves while sinking to the level of
Europe. The slaves of old, boasted
of the riches of their masters!"
And then he turned to his desk and
I walked out of his office.
Eat Jersey Apple-jack and Act Like
Bibulous Humans.
After They (iet tralghtened Oat They
Ulve Milk I'nni'h and Pass the
8iret- Un I niiKUul lino- '
iuel Held.
(ieor;e l!W-e. who lives near Newton,
In Meiver bounty, N. Y made cider a
few days ngo. After extracting the
juice from the ground apples he threw
the ponirce, or "cheese," over luto a
lot in which two AUUrney cows belong
ing lo J V. Dillatiibh were pastured.
The ponuice fermented in the sun. and
on Wednesday afternoon the two Al
dtrneys were turned into the lot. They
soon discovered the refuse and ate
heurtlly of it. so much in fact that they
refused a supper of corn meal and cut
buy that night. Next morning the cows
gave no milk, und Mr. Dillatush was
loud in his denunciation of the mis
creants who had milked the cows be
fore lie could do so.
The cows were turned into the lot,
where their actions soon utt meted the
iitteption of their owner. They-stng-perVJabout
the pust lire, walking stiff-legj-ed.
now and then leaning iiguitist
the fence in much the t.unie wuy that a
mini who is intoxicated will do. At in
tervals they bellowed mournfully and
attempted to tun and kick up their
heels. These utteiupts. however, re
sulted disastrously, us the animals
would trip and fail. Mr. Pillntush
;nnde nn exomiruition and soon found
that he had u couple of very drunken
cows. The news spread and all day
Thursday there were visitors to see
the cows on a spree. The cows kept up
heir curious conduct all day long, but
had apparently become sober Friday
morning. The results of their spree
were apparent, however, until the next
evening ug they rjavc no miXk from
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THE HF.KALlr, Columbia, Tenn.
W'ednehdny evening until Saturday
thiirle Zwlrlfin. who keeps a hotel
nt Yurtlville. whs one of the visitor,
and pitid n big price for the first milk
ing, which, us he nnticipnled. proved to
be a nuturnl milk punch of Altlerney
milk mid Jersey nppN'-jnek. This he
took to his hotel, where, his friends al
lge. there wus nn unusual banquet.
Vlc I'rr-lilrnl llolinrt llelnn t riffd
llrliresrnl 'I'll Iss Country at
the ICapwaltlon.
Vice-Ire!dent Iloburt is being urg-.-d
to go to l'uri und utieod the exposition
in I'JOO. The head of all nations ex
cept thut of the United States will be
prexent during the exposition, and
many obstacle wen encountered in
llie effort lo seeiire additional R"puce be
catixe the president of the United Stale
would nol be present during the cele
brut!6n. To offset litis Mr. llobart is
being urged to go. but as yet has nut
given' a decisive answer.
President Me Kin ley will not be ab'e
I felt so much better after taking two
bottles, that I continued the remedy,
and in two months I was cured com
pletely. The cure was permanent, for
I have never since had a touch of
Rheumatism, though many times
exposed to damp and cold weather.
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3711 Powelton Avenue, Philadelphia.
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with Rheumatism know that it
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and like all other blood diseases,
the doctors are totally unable to
cure it. Iu fact,
the only remedies
which they pre
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though temporary
relief may result,
t iKnao iua tiTrv.
duce a stiffness of
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tensify the disease.
ri. S. S. never disappoints, for it
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A serial story the scenes of which
are laid during our recent war.
Hy "Nym Crinkle "
liy Stephen Bonsai
liy Ellen Douglas Dcland
For ll.ol).
to rrave tr.is country, or al "east to cross
the ocean, a by s doing he would be
temporarily disqualified, and the vice
president would be called upon to per
form the duties of the chief executive.
While there is no constitutional prohi
bition against the president gointf
abroad, he is practically forbidden to
do so by a cluue in the constitution
which provides that in case of the re
moval, resignation or Inability of the
president to perform his duties the v'ce
presidtnt shall be called upon to eye
cute them. If Maj. McKinley should go
to Paris while congress is in session it
j would be Impossible lor legislator
which requires his wgnature before be
coming a law to reach him and be re
turned here before the expiration of the
ten-day limit. The constitution pio
vide that all measures, passed by con
gress shall receive his sanction within'
ten days, exclusive of holidays and Sun
days, before becoming a law. br be n
turned to congress with a veto message.
If the president s.hou1d go to the French
capital It would be impossible for him.
to veto legislation which he doea net
approve, and consequently it would In
come law by the operation of the ten
day limit. '
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