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IMS, It WILL FI5D Bf TBE .... idiv in) it PTMin mmm ry non miu s un FALLING TREE. All the lending Vf.li KI M I.N, from the best rorHijii and Domestic Manufacturers. A. Few of Our Odors Rogers A Gallefs Violet, Ed Pinund's Violet, Adkisson'a White, Rose, Lantier'a May Hull. Luzell's Lily of the Val ley, Garwood's Carnation, Lonborg's Jockev (.lub, etc. Com and See. (A Competent Kogislered I'rfNorlptloniHt always In charge.) ADAMS Sc MARTIN, Prescription Druggists. N p. I 1'ubllc S(iuare, Wohlrldgo'a old stand. Columbia, Tenn. HAMPTON ROADS CONFERERCE. Facts Cone ning the Course Presi dent Davis Took. Willard Lyles, Constable of the teentn District, Fif- Xilled Almost Instantly Saturday Night, While 'Coon Hunting. Kititor Herald : In lHHt week's Herald tluTt appeared an article taken from tlif Courier-Journal, giving a report of an address of Dr. (Jreen of Danville. Ky., who presented what purported to lie wiine facts concerning the cele brated peace conference between Presi dent Lincoln and Secretary Seward, Teprenenting the Federal Government, ami Alexander H. Stephens. K. M. T. Hauler and John A. Campbell, the commissioners appointed by President lavi to represent the Confederate iuverunieut, held at Hampton Road in is5. Dr. Green's address was in the main a narration of a conversation between hhu ;iiid Judge Campbell, one of the Confederate commii-sioneis, in Mobile in J iily. nearly four years after tlie peace conference. Upou an in vestigation of the history of the case, it appears that Dr. Green's memory was defective as to several points, and the article does President Davis an iujtiHtire. -The Rise and Fall of the Con federate Government," a most compre hensive volume from President Davis' own pen, gives some very interesting facts in this connection. That Mr. Davit was desirous of obtaining peace, is shown by" the following quotation hem his book : "Several efforts were made by us to communicate with the authorities at Washintgon, without success. Com uiiRsioners were sent before hostilities wm begun, and tne Government of the United States refused to receive them, or hear what they had to say. A second time I sent a military officer with a communication addressed by myself to President Lincoln. The letter was received by Geneial Scott, who did not permit the officer to see Jlr. Lincoln, but promised that an miFwer would be sent. No answer was em received. The third time a gen tleman was sent whose position, haraeter, and reputation were such as to insure his reception, if the enemy hart not been determined to receive no !!ri.'iioals whatever from our Govern ment. Vice-President Stephens made a patriotic tender of his services, in the hope of being able to promote the canne of humanitv ; and, although lit tie belief was entertained of his suc cess. I cheerfully yielded to his sugges tion, that the experiment should be tried. The enemy refused to let him pans through their lines or to hold any conference with him. He was stopped before he reached Fortress Monroe." But that Mr. Davis was opposed to any terms that carried with them the Milijugation of the Southern people, is cleariy evinced. , All of the terms and umditions ever offered the Southern Jiuejile. he says, "were comprehended in ne word, and that was subjugation, if the purpose had been an honorable uud fraternal restoration of the Union , as wvts avowed a way would have been opened for a mutual and friendly intercourse. " -Mr. Davis explains very fully how an informal conference between repre- ?-utatives of the two Governments was finally arranged, through the instru mentality of Mr. Francis P. Blair, of Maryland. A commission of three wan appointed by President Davis, as named above, and each was given a certificate as follows : ".Richmond, January. 28, 18fi5. In conformity with the letter of Mr. Lin 'elu yon are requested to pro ceed to Washington City for an informal f'liference with him upon the issues in vi'lved in the existing war, and for the purport) of securing peace to the two countries. " lr. Green, in his lecture, is reported s saying that President Davis gave the commission or certificate, sealed, mil with the indorsement: "Not t" he opened until you reach Hampton Kvailn. " The doctor's memory seems t' U: especially defective on this point, a hnth Mr. Davis and the com iniwiiiners were under the impression t tiie time that the conference was t" ! held in Washington, and they tart no idea that the commissioners w'iild not bo allowed to proceed any birth,.!- than Hampton Roads, where Mr. Lincoln, accompanied by Mr. J" w.ird, met them. Mr. Davis, in his v"liin:e. say's nothing about any other instructions given the commissioners. I'ruin the report of the commissioners, 'hitf'l February 5. ltt5, we quote as f-dl, iw. n ; "We understand from him (Mr. !''!! eln i that no terms or proposals of H!IV treaty or agreement looking t an 'I'lUiiatu settlement, would be enter tHint ,1 or made bv him with the an- tui'tities of the Confederate States be civ.p.' that would be a recognition of tiifir existence as a separate power vhi h under no circumstances would ' done: .... that no extended 'five or armistice (as at present ad T"'li would le granted or allowed 'l.'ut a satisfactory assurniance in ''v,uu-, of the complete restoration J" authority of the Constitution M's of the United States over all t& i laces within the States of the t"ifl.racy." Mr. Davis (piotes from Judge Cainp '" l inemoranda : bi conclusion. Mr. Hnnter summed B'.' Uat seemed to le the result of the "itvrvifw : that there cunld be no ar 'uenu'iits lv treaty between the Con fute States and the United States. ' r any agreements between : that there nothing left for them butuneondi t" Hi nibiiiission. " I'r Greeu also aavs that Mr. '-I Lens, after reaching Hampton Mil, remarked to his companions: ' ,,'iitl(-ii.n, we are on a fool's er-r'-& " Mr. Davis' book ban nothing :; T in reuard to this, but we have ' Kxi anthoirty that Mr. Stephens ;'' th- remark to Mr. Davis while lnatter wm twirnr iliwtiHwd oiwill unu U-fore leaving-to attend conference, and that Mr. Stephens had reference to the terms of the Federals, and not Mr. Davis'. lhat Mr. Davis desired peace, is plainly evident ; but that he also be lieved the cause of the Confederacy just, and held to the right of secession, is shown by the language used in the certificate "for the purjiose of secur ing peace to the 'two' countries." Mr. Davis has been the mark of a great deal of unjust criticism in regard to this Conference. But how much in the wrong was heV Was his deire for the perpetuity of the Confederacy and the independence of the Southern people any stronger than the desire of the brave men under him. themselves, who, while ragged anil hungry, "were not whipped and didn't intend to beV Was he any more unreasonable in his terms than Lincoln t Did he not love his Government as strongly as Lincoln loved his? Whatever may be said of the course he saw lit to pursue, this fact cannot be controverted : that Mr. Davis carried out the wishes of the great majority of his constituents. A discussion of these issues may seem out of place at this late day, but the children of the South should not be allowed to grow up under the im pression that their fathers were in the wrong. Northern historians have ascribed all honor and glory to Lincoln and sought to brand Davis as a traitor. But who was right, and who was wrong? Who transgressed the Consti tution, and who did notK Let us see. When Mr. Lincoln issued his emanci pation prolcamation. he not only over stepped the Constitution and trans gressed the supreme laws of the govern ment, but he violated the oath of his office. "The Constitution itself," says Mr. Davis, "nullified Mr. Lin coln's proclamation, and made it of no force whatever. Yet be assumed and maintained, with all the military force he could command, that it set every slave free. ' ' Again, the States had a right to secede. The Constitution of the United States says: "The powers not dele gated to the United States by the Con stitution, nor prohibited bv it to the States, are reserved to the States re spectively, or the people. ' ' "With the purview of this article of the Constitution", says Mr. Davis, "the States are independent, distinct and sovereign bodies that is, in their reserved powers they are as sovereign, separate, and supreme as the Govern ment of the United States in its dele gated powers. One of these reserved powers is the right of the people to alter or abolish any form of govern ment, and to institute a new one such as to them shall seem most likelv to effect their safety and happiness." In referring to the secession of South Caroliau in -another place in his book, Mr.. Davis says: "This involved the dissolution, and the extinction of- the Government of the United States so far as she (South Carolina) was con cerned; but the officers of that govern ment, instead of justly acquiescing in that which was constitutionally and legally inevitable, drew the sword, and resolved to maintain by might that which had no longer existence by right." I In conclusion, we ask. "Who de ! served to be criticised? Was President Davis wrong or not? Let the tacts in the case decide. DIXIE. Willard Lyles, ccnstable in ti e fif teenth district, was killed Saturday night while out 'coon hunting near Hampshire with fonr companions. In felling a tree to catch a 'coon, young Lyles was caught beneath the falling timber and his head was crushed so badly that death resulted soon after ward?". When the tree fell, Lyles' companions heard his dog bark, and began search ing among the limbs for the animal, not suspecting that the young man himselt had been hurt. They horrified to find him crushed and conscious beneath the timber, never regained consciousness, and within half an hour. ' The unfortunate young man about twenty-four years old, and wen Known and liked. He had married only about a year. funeral services and burial took Sunday. Ladies' OXfords AT COST. were died was was been The place About 200 pairs fine Oxfords at cost low cost. Ladies' be- and "C" With a Tail. The "C " with a tail is the trade mark of Cascarets Candy Cathartic. Look for it on the light blue enameled metal box! Each tablet stamped C. C. C. Never druggists, ioc. sold in bulk. All PHOSPATE LAND. Ohio Corporation Negotiating for Properties. It is reported that negotiations are being made for a . big deal in Maury county phosphate propertios. Emory J. Smith, President of the Ohio Far mers' Fertilizer Company, of Colum bus, O., was here for several days making a close inspection of the phos phate properties of Maury county. He was highly pleased with the property of Clawson & Dodson, near Carter's Creek, known as the Satterfield mines. This property contains a large amount of high-grade phosphate, and it is said that the Ohio company will close a deal for its purchase in a few days. In the event that the sale is made, mining operations will be com menced immediately. OLD SOl.DIKK'S EX I'KKIKNCK. M. M. Austin, a civil war veteran, of Winchester, Ind , writes: "My wife was sick a long time in spite of good doctor's treatment, but was wholly cured by Dr. King's New Life Pills, which worked wonders for her henlth." They always do. T'y them. Only 25c at W. P. Woldrldge's'drug store. Free HI1 Cure. We recommend Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) for all blood troubles, such as ulcers, eating scores, scrofula, ec.ema, itching humors, pimpies, boils, carbuncles, blood poison, aching bones, festering sores, cancer, catarrh, rheu rnatisn . Botanic Blood Balm cures all malignant blood or skin diseases, espe cially advised for old, deep seated case. I t cures when all else fails. Heals every sore or pimple, stops all aches and pains by giving a healthy blood supply. Thoroughly tested for 3d years. Thou sands cured. At drug stores, $1, per large bottle. ( )ur readers will receive a trial treatment free by .writing Br. (Jillam, 2l i Mitchell St., Atlanta, ia. Describe trouble and free medical ad vice given. Medicine sent at once, prepaid. oct4-ly. 40 pairs Ladies' $. 00 Kid Oxf's at 7") ' ' 2..r)0 " " " (18 " " '2 00 " " ' 27 " " 1.50 " " " 82 00 1.73 1 30 1 23 G pairs $2.30 and $.100 tan Oxfords in this special sale, if 1.00. 10 pairs ladies' black and tan $2.00 and 2 30 Uxforoa, narrow toes, this sale 30c. 130 pairs misses' and children's black and red Slippers at cost. These prices are your pecket-book. L a treat to IT. tub sip Plan- REGISTRATION. The Total Number of Certificates Issued is 1,558. An Increase Over, the Registration for the Last Two City Elections. WEST END PICK-UPS. Norman Batts has re-entered the service in the United States Army, having successfully stood the examina tion several days ago, and will leave next week for San Francisco. He will go from there to the Philippines. Charley Webb, of Union City, has been visiting relatives in the city. Ed Young and U. S. King, of the Arsenal, left last week for Augusta, Ga., where they will be followed later by their families. Ed Harrington has gone to St. Louis. The iegistration books, which were opened for three days for supplementary registration on account of the city election on November 19, were closed Friday night at 9 o'clock. The number of certificates issued since the books were re-opened was 42!!, running the total registration for the entire Vth district up to 1,358. Of this number probaby 100 are the names of persons who registered, while the number registered inside the cor poration is estimated at about 1,000. This shows an increase over the regis- I tration for the last two municipal elec tions; in 1897, the number was 1,5-4 while in 1889 it was only l,08t. This is an indication of the interest that is being taKen in the approaching election, and a large vote is promised. Money Saved is Money Made. How Is This for a Money Saver? Klt'ci-ed I'nilt rwi'iir for clilldrnn. ifood (oinllt v, for We. (-need iMili-u and lirawi-rit for men. unod tmli- for Heeced VeHtu and I'rtiiU for Ind lex. kimkI iiuillly 'for 'Joe. Uu l" Knit I'lKlnrxkirtH. hlh-colored holder, from .V to f I. fill. I -hi en Flannelette WbIkIh, In pretty style and colors, for line. l.adiN tiliiJk Mnn-erl.ed HMIecn Wills', neatly plaited, forTfe'. l4tnien all-wool Kliilin. I WiiUm. pretty MvleM, well iiiiule, for $1.(10. I.ailleH all-wool novelty HtyleH, liupoi ted IThmn Klan nels, $.j:, lo $1 75, Hmile pntteriiM In PerMiiu effect and ol tier up-to-diile sly le 1'resned Opera Klannoli All-wool I rleol Klannel, In le.lld clo-n In lemliiiK atiadux, for Hoc. l.Hdles' Kiilny Day Hklrtn from ft to $.", l.udleH' Heiid.v-niade lirettHek from $5 tolin, full-fashioned, well-made, cood mat rlnl. tMinqiar"s(n ' ! urs, Meeond to none for style, quality and value. We court HlV-M(lvnv,tM1",,t f ,l',,"','0,, !"! iMlK from to 1 per yard, In newest shades no-oesi, viiiiip 111 1 ne county 111 Millies', flilliiren's and (ieiit' Hosiery, wool and i-i-llneil eotlon, from Iik-up. Itesi values In t'lotlihiu from eheiiii In linut irr,,,l... in 11,0 ,,,,,,.1,,., In Necklles. Collars, whirls. (Moves mid Haudkerchitfs. You t-aii't find aiivthlnir to surpass tliem In style, unllty and prlee. ' " If you fall to see this stork of KoihIs hefore Imyliu you will fail to do Jusllee to rour nterests. Come and examine for your own sal Islael ion. We will, put our tlme"aiid UilMiriiualiist yours and take the vhanee as to selling vou. No trouble here to show i?ooils, and a pleasure at all times to have you call. Very respectfully, " 'mi'' Tlk i' a tVVkn . JOHN ADAMS. fleece- GARNER BROS., MT. PLEASANT, TENN. We carry a Full and Complete Line of House Furniture, from Parlor to Kitchen, ani our Prices are Lower than all our Competitors. It will pay you to come a,nd see our stock. Citizens and Bell Telephones. Jyi,:tm Main Street. Ml. Pleasant, Tenn- Simerior Grain Drills S Either Single or Double Disc. DON'T TOBACCO SPIT and SMOKE Your Life away 1 You can be cured of any form of tobacco using easily, be made well, strong, magnetic, full 01 new life and vigor by taking NO-TO-BAC, that makes weak men strong. Many gain ten pounds in ten days. Over 6 00,000 cured. AH druggists. Cure guaranteed. Book let and advice FREE. Address STERLING REMEDY CO., Chicago or Mew York. 437 THE NICHOLS'CECIL CASE. An Appeal Taken to the Supreme Court A Long Fought Case In the case of S. 15. Nichols vs. Loyd Cecil, Chancellor Abernathy last Fri day granted the defendant an appeal to the Supreme Court, the jury having re turned a verdict awarding the plaintiff jd00 damages. This case has been in the courts for about two years and has attracted a great deal of attention. It grew out of a wheat transaction between Messrs. Nichols, and Cecil. On its first hear ing in the Chancery Court it resulted in mistrial: the next trial resulted in a verdict of damages in favor j of Nichols, and Cecil appealed. The case was then passed noH by the' Chancery Court of A M tea lft and went from there to the Supreme Court, which reversed the decision of the lower Charged With Assault. Bob Middlebrooks, a white man who conducts a blacksmith shop at Sunny side, is under arrest charged with assauting Jerry Gannaway, a negro. Middebrooks and Gannaway had a fall ing out about some hogs belonging to the former, which got into Gaunaway's field, and Middlebrooks had to pay a fine for it in a magistrate's court. Afterwrads the two men met, and Middlebrooks gave the negro a good beating, disfiguring his head consider ably. Middlebrooks was arrested, and will be tried before Esquire Guest Sat urday. Card of Thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Rovd Andrews express their sincere thanks to the many friends who kindlv assisted them in the illness of their baby, Claiborne Lee Andrews. May the richest blessings ever attend you all. of Cod Liver Oil is the means of life, and enjoyment of life to thousands: men women and children. hen appetite tails, it re stores it. When food is a burden, it lifts the burden. WVion von lose flesh.it brinrs court and remanded tne care ior a new t . , ' r u ni trili Ana n,,w it tfces back to the the plumpness of health W hen work is hard and Sntirptne Court auain. The costs in the case have aggregated a large amount and the final decision will b awaited with interest. Chancellor AUrnathy adjourned court-Friday until November 5. heavy, it makes life K. of Ps. Have Big Time. Thintias Lodge. Knights of Pythias, had a larg ly attended and interesting meeting Friday night. Work was done in the third rank. Kev. W.-A. Ausban being mud full Hedged Knight. This meeting walno the occasion of the pre-sentatinn-of an elegant jewel to Past Chancellor Commander John Dexter, who 'H h Columbia 9rn. After the work of tbw meeting a mirftptuous ovter nipper was en joyed, -corwr betntf ttoe- Uid for aivtjr.- duty is bright. It is the thin edge of the wedge; the thick end is food But what is the use of food. when you hate it, and can't di- it? Scott's Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil is thefood that makes you forget your stomach. If you have not tried It. ind for free ample. Its agreeable taste will urnr you. SCOTT Jk BOWNE. Chemist. 409 Perl Street. New York. SOctnd Sl.OO s all druggists CCSt NO MISUNDERSTANDING THIS! Mayor Nichols and His Board Face the Issue Squarely. That there may be no misunder standing of our position on the 8 :Si0 law, we hereby repeat what we have already stated that we are without qualification opposed to its repeal. ine opposing ticKei auuuis mai it is pledged to tavor tne saloon evil by re pealing that law. f or Mayor, GEORGE NICHOLS. 1st Ward, EUGENE HITTER. ERNEST McLEMORE. ''nd Ward, Dr. WM. M. BIDDLE, ED. TURNER. 8rd Ward, ELIJAH NEELY, J C. A. PARKER. 4th Ward, IRA BROWN, WALLACE W. USSERY. Effective Advertising. Mr. Bedford Matthews, of Yokeley, titles county, who was considered an incorrigible bachelor by his friends, procured tor himselt a charming bride in a romantic wav. hometime ago, through a matrimonial advertising agency, he began a correspondence with Miss Ella Coleman, of Jopnn, Mo. No one knew of this courtship. Last week, by agreement, the parties met in Nashville, where they were to lie married if mutually pleased. Both were pleased and the nuptial knot was tied. Mr. Matthews is a leading far iner of his neightiorhood. and his bride is said to be very attractive in appear ance. i I" R THE OLD A I i f ijf i THE NEW E I feLXwAv m til The only Drill sowing all kinds of Grain (Peas, Oats, Bar ley, Rye and all kinds of Grass Seeds) , equally as well as wheat. Positively the only one that will sow the amount you want re gardless of re-cleaning. We have only a few of the all steel Lever Harrows left. When we say all steel, we mean it ; there are only 4 bolts and not a casting used in its construction. Cuts feet wide and only $10.00 each while they last. Phone S. W. xJ. OAKES, Manufacturer, Builder and Dealer In Carpenters' Supplies and Building Material. Sash, Doors and Blinds; Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Moulding, Lathes, Shingles Windows and Door Frames, in stock or made to order; Stairways complete and all kinds of Porch materials, always on hand. We are better prepared than ever before to get out Dimension Stuff; also to con tract for building homes turn-key finish. Inside finish in soft or hard wood. Special attention and close prices on Handsome Mantels, Portierree, Grille work, Gable Ornaments and store Fronts. All our manufactured goods are made of Poplar and sold at prices you pay elBe where for pine. We make the largest variety of brackets of any manufacturer here or hereabouts. For anything in our line call on us and we will treat you right and save you money, W. J. OAKES, Office and Factory, N. Main St., Columbia, Tenn. Citizens 'Phone 44. jul5-ly The MAURY NATIONAL BANK. COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE. CAPITAL .60.000. f-MH plllK, 20,000. BOABD OF DIRECTOKS. R. C. Church. A. B. Kains. O. T. Hutches. C. A. Parker. A. F. Brown. K. W. McLemore. 9Acoounti of farmnri merchant and othei solicited UoHKKI V. CHlKtll, Jo President. W- M. CHKA1KS, Vloe-Prsldent. W. P. Ridley James Andrews K. L. McKlnney J. D. Barrow. J. O Wooten. W. M. Chealrs. O. A. PARKER, C asbeir Daughters of Confederacy. The Daughters of the Confederacy will meet this afternoon at 8 o'clock with Mrs. Sue Giay Dnnnington. A full attendance is desired, as this will be the last meeting of the Daughters liefore thtir Annual Dinner to lie given next Monday. Nov. 4th. The ladies are working to make this dinner a per fect success in every way. Settlement Reached. Sme days ago J. M. Baker filed a bill in the Chancery Court against C E. Hankermm. asking for a receiver for and a division of their proirtr. consisting of a drng-sti.re and saloon bufinese at Mt. Pleasant Mr. A. N. Akin vw appointed re ceiver, bnt Monday Bak-r agreed to bnv Hanker n's intereM in the busi ness, and the matter was thu. settL FARMERS' & MERCHANTS' BANK, COLUMBIA, TKNNKSSKE. c Ana.vxrv 8o(),ooo. SURPI.US ,,OOOj DIRECTORS. J. P. Brownlow, J. J. Fleming, Bithal Howard J J. R. Gracy, J. E. Brownlow, J. F. Brownlow, J no. W.Try, T. J. Rea, OFFICERS. JOHN W. FRY, J. P. lmOWNLOW, J. F. BROWNLOW, Prantdnnt, Vlc-i-el1t.c. Cashier THE PHOENIX :. BANK Fall Lin capital, 30, Surplus. i,M. COLUMBIA, TE5KE9SEK. BOARD OP DIRECTORS'! J. P. HTREET. JOHN W. PRIERSON. IB JOHN A. OAK KM. JOHN I. IxiBBlNB, J. L. Hl'TTON. MT. B. ORKENLAW 1. P. W ATKINS. Wstollolttha seeoosu of Pannrt, Morchanu and othsrs. and foaraa. at !lBr . IrMlmittM Is eoDtisont with sf business prlnolplos i. P. STREET, 4XO. W. PKIEKSOM, Jr., 4, L. UCTTOW jaal Prssldsal. Vlc rssldsai. Casa.lt. J t.. I'll Ml I 5 t r i 'l i It, I V It