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COLUMBIA HERALD Published weekly by the Herald Pub lUblntc Company. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Fer year Blx Months. $1 00 . 60 Entered at the Post-office at Columbia Tenn.. a second-class mall matter. F. D. Lander, Editor. Frosty Mornings Bring to jour n ind thoughts of now you will l.sat the houge this winter. A good ...HEATING STOYE... Is the most economical ay. Our line consists of the bett coa!-uruing alr-tiizht to tb cheapest wood-burning Sooth MaluMreet. MUNICIPAL MATIERS. Cards ami hand bills recently issued by the two rival tickets for municipal offices seem to have created some con fusion in the minds of some of the people. The paramount issue of the cam paign, as we uuderstana it, is the reg ulation of the whiskey traffic. How the two tickets, individually and collectively, stand upon this all-important issue, is the question. If in an swering that question we do either ticket, or any individual on either tick et, any injustice, it is an error of the head, not of the heart, and we will correct the error upon request of any candidate aggrieved. The Nichols ticket, individually and collectively, are in favor of maintain ing and enforcing , just as it is, the present law closing the saloons at 8 :!I0 o'clock in the evening. The Yoest ticket, individually and collectively, are opposed to this law. Whether they wish to reinstate the old Ten o'clock law, or whether they would wipe the law entirely from the books, we are not informed, and will leave them to answer for themselves. This is the paramount issue of the campaign; the radical difference be tween the two tickets. In voting for the Nichols ticket, you know what you are voting for. They say in a card in this issue, without qualification, that they are opposed to the repeal of the 8 :80 law. In voting for the Yoest ticket you do not know what you are voting for. You may be voting for a Ten o'clock law, or a Twelve o'clock law, or an All Night and All Day law. Some of the candidates on that ticket may be and doubtless are for one thing, some for another. But how the ma jority stands, you don't know, unless you are one of the elect, on the inside. The private expression of individu als. is sometimes deceptive in politics, often misleading, never binding upon a ticket as a whole. A ticket that will not publicly declare itself for any cer tain principle, may be judged as hav ing no fixed, settled principle. The Yoest ticket may or may not as yet have determined even in their own minds at what hour they will fix the closing of the saloons. If they have, thev should take the people into their confidence, so that the people may know what they are voting for, as well as who they are voting for. Other wise, as we have said above, a voter who thinks he is voting for a ten or a twelve o'clock law, may in reality be voting for no law at all. Any ticket that is ashamed or afraid publicly to declare its principles, is an unsafe ticaet to elect to manage the affairs of this corporation for two years. ir it nau not ueen ror Aiuermen iue- Clanahan and Hodge, members of the former Yoest lxard, that board would have repealed the Ten o'clock law and thrown open the doors of the saloons aS night long. And in addition to Mr. Yoest, Messrs. Abbott, St. L. White and Geo. R. Craft, candidates on the present Voest ticket, were members of that board. And that campaign, if you remember, was made on the "in dividual" promise that the law would not be tour Dea, and the Herald was damned all over town for insinuating that that was the "whiskey men's ticket." FROM A "FINANCIAL" POINT. STAND- Since the passage of the 8 :i!0 o'clock law, arguments have been made, pro and con, as to the eff ects of the ordi nance on the financial interests of the city, Home contending that the restric tion of the liquor traffic would seriously damage business and depreciate the value of property. A short time since tjie Herald presented facts showing the results of the abolition of the pa-1 loon in Lewisburg how that place had not only improved morally, but also from a business point of view, since the saloons were run out. Mr. Geo. W. Nichols, the Reform Party's candidate for Mayor, has been making inquiries as to the effects on business in other places where liquor is outlawed, or the traffic restricted, and Mr. John M. Davis of Spring Hill, has written him an interesting letter in regard to that place. Mr. Davis says: "I came here in December, 1809, and from that time until some time in the eighties we had three or four saloons. Drunkenness, gambling and kindred vices . were dominant. When the subject of abolish ing the saloons was presented, the whiskey element claimed that it would ruin the business of the town. ' Then real estate was very low; since the removal of the saloons, our town ( which for many years had remained in a dilapidated condition, and had the appearance of having 'gone to seed'), has gradually improved. Old houses have been remodeled and new ones built. Only four or five were built here between 1809 and the time when the saloons were closed ; since then the whites have built three new churches, one free school-house, added several thousand dollars to the male school building, built seventeen new dwell ings, a fine flouring mill, and estab lished a good bank. Just now we are in the most flourishing condition that our town has ever experienced. The negroes have built three churches, one town hall and twenty-four neat dwell ings. The whites have built four new stores, remodeled four others, and also one large combined shop, city hall and general purpose building. We have one of the best male schools in the State, in which are enrolled 180 boys. ' ' Mr. Davis also gives the statements of a number of citizens of Spring Hill, pressed themselves on the question wore the following : "Abelladdox: Years ago my place was offered to me for $-100. I did not buy until three years ago, when I gladly paid 050 for the same property. '"Peter Slutrber (Mi years old) : We are doing better without whisky, and I would vote against it. "Calvin Starber: We don t netd any whiskey. Our town has decidedly improved. " Matt Sharber, Ned Scruggs and Jeff Peters also concurred in the sentiments expressed above. Airong our announcements in this issue will be found a new entry in the Attorney-General's race, in the name of H. 13. Howell, of Lawrence county, Mr. Sowell is very well and favorably known in this county, where he, has Doth relatives and friends, and where, when the "show down" comes he will get his quota of votes. He is a mod est, careful, painstaking lawyer, a sober, consistent church member, and if elected will make a conscientious official. Gen. Grant's family, of whom II, MM) members are living, had a big reunion at Windsor, Conn., several days ago, to honor the tercentenary of Matthew Grant, the progenitor of the American branclof the family. Mobil, Anderson & Foster. THE TH0US6KD and SIX PPRED YF.F.tS OF "Lincoln was an enthusiastic ad mirer of Thomas Jefferson," says Mr. Bryan in The Commoner, "and in one of his speeches said that he drew every political principle he had from the Declaration of Independence. While there is little or no difference between the meanings of the words 'Democrat' an 'Republican' as used by Lincoln and Jefferson, each word has a party sense in which it describes the mem bers of a political organization. In this sense the meaning of the word may change as the party changes. The word 'Democrat' stands for differ ent policies to-day from what it did when it described those who supported Mr. Cleveland's administration, and the word 'Republican' now stands for principles quite antagonistic to those which Lincoln advocated. Some people think more of the party name than they do of the principles for which a party stands, and such change their principles, when necessary, to main tain their party affiliations." The Boers have penetrated from their own states to the sea coast, fiftv miles from Capetown and much over a thou sand away from thrir homes. Yet the war there like that in the Philippines, "is over." Now it is said at the War Department that reinforcements must be sent to the Philippines. Will nobody tell the Ta ga lena that the war is over? They must be as hard-headed as the Boers. The famous Tildeu mansion on Gramercy park, New York, is to be sold, and turned into a twelve-story apartment hotel. Yellow fever is throughout Yucatan. now epidemic PRESS OPINIONS. Tacking to Teddy. We are informed by heliograph that Col. Arch Hughes has executed a new oop in Washington. Nashville Ameri can. Cheap Column Matter. The pie-hunters praise of the White House incident might just as well be ciassineu wim me want aus. mat is ts inspiration. Nashville News. whom he interviewed in regard to the fatally hurt, are they given more than question. From these statements we . passing notice by the public, or called take the following excerpts: to account by the law. Such reckless A. P.Odil: Since the removal of.ness on tne part of public officials We had failed to note it lief ore. but we learn from the Commoner that a Chicago society, composed of women, have decided to open a winter refuge ror sic k anil Homeless cats. A larie baru will be rented, fitted with steam heating apparatus and placed in charge of attendants who will see to it that the feline inmates are protierlv rami for during the winter. This will cost several thousand dollars and while it do- credit to the humane instincts of the women, it does poor credit to the their judtruieut. More human than cats will mi tier from cold ami hunger iu Chicago this winter. While human Wings are starving and fret-zing to death it is .r time to w'te thous and of dollar in providiug a comfort able home fur stray cats. Only a short time ago a Nashville man who was suspected of safe-blowing, but who afterwards proved to be innocent was killed by an officer at Evansville, Ind. Now comes a report from Birmingham of the killing of Ta sixteen-year-old Memphis boy by a policeman. Sunday night, the officer saw three boys who were supposedly at work on the rear door of a store house, and after chasing them for two blocks and seeing they were about to escape, fired on them, killing the last, one. These are only two cases among many ; it is a common thing for offi cers to fire at fleeing prisoners, but only in cases where their aim proves true and their victims are seriously or And Then! Roosevelt's appointments are bing discussed now: his disappointments will be heard from later. Woodbury Frees STATE HAPPENINGS In the city election at Franklin Sat urday Mayor C. R. Berry was re elected mayor and Green Williams, D. W agner and A. C. Vaughan alder men. A light vote was polled. Papers over the State seem to be unanimous in thinking that Dr. E. E. Hoss, of the Nashville Advocate, will be elected Bishop at the General con ference in Dallas, Texas, nest May. Knoxville has had a wonderful re vival of religion in the C. P. church there. One hundred and twenty-five conversions in two weeks. White caps have broken out in Dyer county again. whiskey, property has inceased in value at least 50 per cent. ' ' should be stopped. A few object les sons by the courts, in punishing the 1 tV. J 1,1 JS 1.4.1 J- - . A. "Ed Campbell: Years ago I paid UUH WUU1U uuuu"e8S uo a 500 for the Rush Odil place; it is,ueiu luwalu securing me rerorm. now worth T2, 000. We are more pros- perous and doing much better than The Isthmian Canal as recommended when we had saloons." by the Commission will cost an esti "William M. DaviB: Years ago I mated $200,000,000. It will be thirty- paid $500 for the Priest place ; recently five feet deep and 150 feet wide at the I sold half of it for $800. The morals bottom, flaring outward as it rises. of the people are fully 100 per cent This is a heavy advance in cost even better." over recent estimates, but it is due "Dick Crutcher, of Crutcher Bros. :! principally to an increase of five feet Man peoph have settled here who in depth, so that the canal will be cap- would not have brought their families able of accommodating the largest if the saloons had been here. Property ships afloat, has increased in value, and business is decidedly better." Branham & Hughes : We The War Department, it is said, has came no jjea ()f increasing the number of tobpnng run to loeata our scnooi, 80ldiers now in the Philippines, thouirh because tne section is neaitny, tne there is al(J0 noue of reducing it people are moral, ana especially W More men will be sent, but they only cause tne town is tree from saloons ue the jlla0eH of thope whof,e terU)B ana whiskey ana tne evil influences have expired, who will be brought tl II A ft ft ltt1t(1111f Hiaill " . . . .a ---""i''v back to the United States on the same "J. S. Odil and J. W. Capertou : transports. At least 30, 000 men will The moral tone of the town has im- have to be kept tnere for five year8 proved very much since the saloons mm . were abolished : nronertv has advanced ! at least 100 ner cent in value. " General Miles, who, as is generally "J. A. Sanders: As soon as the known" tho originator of the people were satisfy that whiskey had army canteen, has changed his attitude l,rhuan-ninr,lvl th Wun tr, in regaru 10 uiai msuiuuon hiiu now it restoration inmrnve. and to dav the town has im- ojqioM H orovedin bnildinirs. morals and almost that the condition of the . A . 1 . I . .1 I "I vue canteen law was reiieaieu oy vou He thinks armv sine gress, justifies the action of that body any other way 100 per cent. "J .W. Crutcher: I endorse all Mr Sanders says. ' 'A.J. Campbell: The morals of The Commoner sizes it up this waj the town have improved to such an "The appointment of a republicauized extent that I was induced to trade a Democrat to a fat Federal office is cal good farm for Spring Hill property, in culated to make the 'reorganize' more older that I would be convenient to vociferous th in ever. There is nothin irood schools to educate m v children. like Republican pie to make Teor 'W. M. Cheairs: Property, here ganizers' vociferate strenuously. ' that sold for $2."0 dining Kalinin days, lannot now W bought for fl.Oim. p,d the United States tree Cuba t "E. H. Avers, cashier Spring Hill the U-nent of Germany? That island Bank: I came iiere to get the benefit s increasing her exports and cutting of the cood school' for my bovs in a down her imports, but the German Fine Cotton Torchon Lace . . . ..... 'A to po on sale in one lot Aext haturuav and Monthly lit Fh'C ('(Mlts a Yard. These Laces which include both dyings and insertions, are i'rom one to lour inches wide and the values run up to 20c. II omen -L'iO are inclined to economize and ivho look a he ad, will not fail to pet a liberal shaic of this rate Lace Ja main. I 7 oncemiDg Exack Dress Goods. The selling of Black Dress Goods is one of our hob bies. About the best we can say about the stock now is that it contains everything it should have and nothing it shouldn't; Except: Here are five pieces .18 inch black fieured Mohairs, for Skirts. The fitmrpa and dots are small and the price on these five pieces was 75c a vard.. Becaimo they are slow in selling, we make the price for next Saturday and Monday S5c u hi ft i Big selling almost exhausted our stock of those 50c and 7oo Black Cheviot Serges, but here's another supply, and if possible, they are better than ever. Every piece of these Cheviot Serges is properly sponged and shrunk, and we guarantee them not to spot or shrink. Black Broad Cloths and Venetians. 50c to 82.C0.. Black Mel rose Cloth, Black Mohair Serges, Black Henriettas, Black En- ora (Priestley's), black any kind of goods you want. A Few More of Those oOc and (0c Dress Goods at 30c a Yard. All-wool Camel's Hair and Venetians, erav. brown and blue mixed. 38 nchea wide. Next Saturday anil Mondau .1()c a vard. 10c a Yard for Pretty 12c Printed Fleeced Outings. French Flannel styles, about 20 patterns, a good many light colorings. Another case-of that extra heavy, wide 10c Canton Flannel. Sut unfair and Monday "iya a yard. Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks and Furs- All the proper lengths and styles of Jackets, Long Coats and Raglans. New things in Wraps come by express almost every day.. A Windfall in Pretty Millinery. Some two or three dozen beautifullv draned and trimmed Fall Hats. In black and colors Hats readv to wear. They are made of Camel's Hair Felt, Velvet, Silk, etc., and the values are $4 00 to iS 00. Next Saturday ami Mon day $2.50 to $4 00 each. We don't believe you will see nuvh value as these elsewhere. I amies' Fleece Lined Hose 2 Pairs for 2ae. Only about fifteen doz-n left out of the case we advertised last Mondav. Fast black, seamless, extra heavy weight for the price. Xext Saturday and Monday -2 pairs for 2oc. Men's and Boys' Clothes. There's a big stock here yet to dose out. It's your ouportunitv.. Better not wait till your tie is gone. BUFFALO BILL IN A WRtCK. Has 110 Horses Killed Near Lexing ton, R. C. Charlotte. N. C, Oct. 2. Onn hun dred and ten of the ring horses of Buf raio Diu s who. west snow were crushed to death in a railrod wreck near Lexington at a o'clock this morn ing. Among tne norses Killed was "Old Pap," Col. Cody's favorite saddle horse. "Old Lade, the star rinir horse, was killed and his mangled body tell on top or one or the wrecked en gines. The mules that drew the Dead- wood coach also were killed. Col. Cody spent to-day at the scene of Vhe wreck and is heart-broken over the slaughter. He says his loss is $00, 000. 1 he accident was the result of f head-end collision between a fast south bound freight train and the second section of the show train, and was due to a misunderstanding of orders Several train hands were injured, but no one was killed. At Danville the show was to have disbanded and the animals sent to Bridgeport, Conn., to go into winter quarters. THREE MURDER CASES On Docket for the' Next Term of the Circuit Court. There are three murder cases on the docket for the next term of the Maurv County Circuit Court, which convenes Monday. November 11. These cases are as follows : riam aiaasev. charged witn the mur der of Walter Vaughan at Mt. Pleas ant. fliassey was tried at a previous term of court, but the case resulted I a mistrial, and he is being held in jail in default of $10,000 bond. John Thomas, who is charged with the mur der of J. G. Godfrey, was also tried at a previous term, but the jury conldn agree, and he is now out on ixmd The third case iH that of Rich Allen colored, who killed a negro at Carter Creek. Ihere are tirteen cases on the crimi nal docket and 1" on the civil docket. trade with her is increasing faster than that of the United States. Spain's trade is fu.t falling away. town where there were no saloons, and no pnlability of any ever l-iug again." Dr. J. O. Hardin. Meters. Thos. ClifMirm D. E. Molloy. M. L. Nellnms. The Copper Trust hs hut down sev A. . Kisrttck. J. 1'. lapcrton miC J. eral of its big mines and plants in order Y. Alexaudei also testified a to the to prevent overproduction n. n fa 1 in growth and improvement f the town .rj,yi. TLe pmpU-ycB car, h.in'. i-iuc the aaloons were renum-d. This isai. other sample of tru!t niethoda ' Among the colored citizens who ex-. rendered pos&ibie by monojoly. RACE WAUOVEK. The Total Numtx-r of Casualties Was Ten. New Orleans. Oct HO. The race war in the Pearl river valley has leen ended by the blacks crying "enough, due white man was killed, another dying and a third was liadlv woniide. ment-groes were Killed tire nifn three women and one child. Th u eg roes have tied the country. IF YOU SEE IT IN OUR AD, IT'S SO. McKennon Anderson & Fostsr. W. B. Greenlaw. President. J. J. Elam, Secretary. F. E. Little field, Managei (Lake of Chicago.) The Maury County Abstract Go. XSCORPOKATEn.) Is now prepared to furnish Abstracts of Title to your Real Estate. When you buy Real Estate or Loan Money, require tne Other Fellow to furnish Abstract of Title. eod difew LATE iNEWS ITE31S. Bourke Cochran wae severlev Injured Mondav by being thrown from his horse while riding about his place at Sand's Point, Long Island. The at tending physicians say that Mr. Coch ran suffered a severe concussion of the brttiu, but they have found no fracture of the skull. J. G. Metcalfe, formerly of Louis ville & Nashville, who has been gen eral manager of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad for two years, has been deposed to make way for J. M. Herbert, an old employe of George Gould, who has secured control of the system. ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Attorney General. We are authnriztu to announce H. B. Sowell, Esq, of Lawrence county, as a candidate for At'ornev-Ueneral of this the Eleventh Judicial District, at the August election in )!K)'2, i-ubject to the action of the Democratic party. The Knickerbocker Trust Company, of New York, has tiled for record a mortgage for $1,(100.000 in Florence. Ala., to secure bonds for the building of the Alabama and Tennessee River Railway Company. Snow fell for over an hour Paso, Tex., Wednesday. It was the earliest snow on record for that place. Twenty-five prisoners escaped "from the jail at Fayetteville. W. V'a. A fire in Chicago destroyed the homes of seventy-five families. Wheat Storage. We are prepared to furnish you with sacks and store your wheat. Vou can get money on our receipts. This is the way to bridge over the present low prices. Hell Phone 79. Citizens' 102 Columbia Mercantile Storage Co. tf Making Fun of It. The Nashville papers have been hav ing no little fun at the expense of the officers who let the train robber, Parker, slip from their grasp a few days ago and out-run them with an ice wagon. The News says the bandit took undue advantage of the officers by getting into a fast vehicle as an ice wagon : that he should have shown a spirit of fairness, and used a hearse. The News says further that now that Parker has left the safety of the city, in El where bandits and criminals may stay without fear, he will probably be caught by one of the county sheriffs or constabulary. The local wag is also getting in his say, and this is a sample of his jokes : "Why did Parker take to the ice was. on when he took his meteoric flight the other morniugH" "Don't know," replied a bystander. "Because it left a cold trail." was the quick reply. """ American Field Fence. is what vou want Re us for prices. 8atterfield &. Dokson. tf Millet Seed Wanted. We want to buy UX) bushel-, of Millrt ; Sfd Sh n- In-tore selling. Columbia i Mercantile Storage Co. tf flmn.lma "Tommy, put pp.' a'.ippr Yy the f,r anJ make lh"ra ni -e an l warm f.r him. Ar. you n'l wlillra L "l th.tt mm h'" ir.ndsoa ""ijuse 1 vngtiirr Vaiise th-y mk It nlca an" warm fur ica lola."