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COLUMIHA, TENNESSEE, FR1DA Y, JAMTAKY 30, IUi3.
UNCLE SAM THREATENS TO DISCONTINUE RURAL
FREE DELIVERY SERVICE IN MAURY COUNTY.
Department Notifies Postmaster Hughes That the Government Will
Not Pay Turnpike Tolls.
The United States Government has decided that it will not pay turnpike tolls for rural
free delivery carriers in Maury county, and unless the turnpike companies ot the coun
ty agree to grant free passage to the carriers along the different pikes, or unless the people
the Rural Free Delivery Service may be discontinued.
Postmaster A, M. Hughes received last Monday a letter from Acting First-Assistant
Postmaster General J. J. Howley, which is in part as follows:
"Washington, l. C, January 22ud, 1903.
"On account ofarefent decision of the Postmaster-Ueneral, further agreements for toll
furnished rural carriers will not be ratified by this department, lou will confer with the toil
companies and make n effort to procure free tra?el for the rural free delirery carriers, the
department believing that the vast service rendered the public entitles the people to this con-
CeS8i"Should this request be refused, the advisability of discontinuing frea rural carrier service
from the Columbia postoffice will be considered. " .
"Yon will make known the intentions of the department to all whom it may interest, and
report the result of jour conference with the toll companies to this office at the earliest possible
moment. Yery respectfully, etc."
Mr. Horace Rainey, who owns the bulk of the turnpike property in Maury county,
when seen in regard to the matter, said: "I shall not allow any rural free delivery car
rier to travel my pikes free of charge, for the reason that the rural free delivery service is
a great hardship and a positive disadvantage to the turnpike companies. It cuts down
the business of our pikes to a very large extent, and while the service is a great thing tor
the people, and I am glad to see them get the benefit of it, I think it would be unfair and
unreasonable to ask the turnpike men to grant free passage to a business which cuts into
their revenue to such an extent. Since the rural service was instituted in this county
many persons who formerly came to town purposely to get their mail now have their mail
delivered right at their gates, thus saving a 'trip to town. Another reason is that under
a recent ruling of the Postmaster General rural carriers are given the privilege to carry
private packages and to charge for it. Thus, persons who want certain articles from town
send by the carrier, and have him to purchase the articles for them,. and pay the carrier
for his service. This also stops a great deal of traffic and causes us a big loss in tolls.
Therefore we cannot allow carriers to favel our pikes free of charge. I would be glad to
do it otherwise, for the rural free delivery service is a great public improvement and a
great benefit to the people." , ,
So, unless the people along the different routes in Maury county come to some plan
and agree to pay their carriers, the rural free delivery service may be discontinued.
NASAL CATARRH CURED
Pe-ru-na Cures a Case of Five Years' Standing.
-M a. M
Mr. Rudolph M. Patterson, Chicago, Ifl.
... - - S rltrrr Til vrltAfl t.hfi
Hon. Rudolph M. Patterson, a weu-anown xawyrr, u. .
following letter to The Peruna Medicine Co., at Columbus, Ohio :
lThe Peruna Medicine Company, Columbua, Ohio: .
t aentlemen."l have been a autferer from natal catarrh tor the past five
eera. and at the earneat aollcltatlon ot a friend I tried Peruna and am glad to
It baa afforded a complete cure, it ia wnn pieBurw .
otben."-RUDOLPH M. PATTERSON.
Mrs. J. C. Garrett, of 88 West 117th
treet, New York City, writes :
' i can honestly recommend Peruna as
a great caiarrn
remedy. It heals
and heals quick
ly and perma
nently. "This Is sim
ply the whole
story In a word.
I have for years
cffored with ca
ed when I took
cold and Peruna
cured mo. It is
Indeed a great medicine, and worthy the
j' Mn. J.C.Garrett.
highest praise, for It is reliable and will
never disappoint you. mi. v.
There are two things that the whole
medical profession agree about concern
ing catarrh. The first Is that catarrh is
the most prevalent and omnipresent dis
ease to which the people in the United
States are subject. All classes of people
have it. Those who stay indoors much
and those who go outdoors much.
Working classes have it and sedentary
classes have it.
The dootor finds catarrh to be his con
stant and ever-present foe. It compli
cates nearly every disease he is called
upon to treat.
The second thing about catarrh on
which all doctors agree, is that it ia dif
flcult to cure it. Local remedies may
give relief but they fail to cure perma
nently. Sprays or snuffa amount to
little or nothing except to give tempo
Catarrh is frequently located In inter
nal organs which cannot be reached by
any sort of local treatment. AU this is
known by every physician.
To devise some systemic internal rem
edy which would reach catarrh at its
source, to eradicate it permanently from
the system this has been the desire of
the medical profession for a long time.
Forty years ago Dr. Hartman confronted
this problem. He believed then that he
had solved it. He still believes he has
solved it. He cures thousands of people
annually. During all these years Pe
runa has been the remedy upon which
he has relied.
It was at first a private proscription,
afterwards manufactured expressly for
him in large quantities. This remedy,
Peruna, is now to be found in every drug
store and nearly every home in the land.
It is the only reliable internal remedy
ever devised to cure any case of catarrh,
however long the case may have been
Mr. Camillus Sonne, 257 West 129th
street, New York, writes s
" I have fully recovered from my ca
I suffered for
three years with
catarrh of t h e
head, nose and
throat I tried
all kinds of
out relief, but at
last I have been
o u r e d by the
edy called Pe
runa. I read of Pe
runa in your
. 1 m n n anil
wrote you for advice, which I followed.'
After taking one and one-half bottles of
Peruna I am entirely cured, and can
recommend Peruna to anyone as the best
and surest remedy for any catarrhal
troubles." Camillus Senne.
A course of Peruna never fails to bring
relief. There is no other remedy Ilka
Peruna. Its cures are prompt and per
manent. If you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at onoe to Dr. Hartman, giving
full statement of your case and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable
AMrnaa Dr. Hartman. President ot
The Ilartman Sanitarium, Columbus,
Mr. Camlllut Sen no.
Rousing Meeting of Prominent Citi
zens Saturday Night For the
Purpose of Starting the Move
ment to Get a Dispensary In
Columbia. Gratifying Outlook.
The movement to secure a dispensary
for Colombia, was formally maugu
lated Saturday night with an enthusi
astic meeting of citizens favoring the
idea in the store of Dobbins & Effing,
The meeting was well attended, tht.
attendance being bo large and repre
sentative that It was extremely grati-
fving. It was an indication of the
ronularitv of the movement.
The meeting was called to order and
Mr. J. I Hutton. uasnier or tne
Phoenix Bans, was elected Chair
man. In taking the chair, Mr. Hutton
made a few remarks stating his in
terest in the dispensary question. He
eaid that he had favored a dispensary
for the last two years, and he was
heartily in favor of one for Columbia.
He had always been a friend of temper
ance though there had been times
when he had doubted the wisdom of
certain measures which the temper
ance - advocates naa irum uuiu vu
time set on foot There had never
been anv doubt in his mind, how
ever, on the question of a dispensary.
From every standpoint business,
the bettering of feo-jial conditions,
lessening of the whisirey evil, and
everything else. he regard xl tne
establishment of a dispensary as a
long step forward in the cause of
S. J. Stockard, city editor of the
Htrald, was elected Secretary. '
At the conclusion of Mr. Hutton s
remarks, Rev. W. A. Provine was call
Mi on. Mr. Provine has iust returned
from a trip to Georgia, where he had
opportunity to observe tne practical
workings of the dispensary. He told
of visiting the city of Borne, Ua.,
which ia just winding out its first
year's experience with a aispensary.
The dispensary at that place had only
Kaon aatnhiinhad a little over eight
months, yet every month it bad been in
4 1 had nflid over fcJ. 000 profits,
the tax rate of the city had been greatly
rednced, almost cut half in two,
drinking had been largely reduced,
crime and costs in the criminal courts
had been cut one half, the number of
paupers had fallen off to a surprising
extent, and improvements amounting
to thousands of dollars had been
made, which the town had never
previously been able to make. Much
of this information was given him
by the County Attorney, who person
ally had opposed the dispensary's es
tablishment. The dispensary carried
a stock of goods to the value of
125,000, and for eight mouths the
sales had averaged $10,000 per month.
The manager of the dispensary, however
estimated that the sales for the year
would reach a total of $1 25, 000. During
the existence of the private saloon the
whiskey traffic amounted to about $250, -000.
Thus it is seen that the dispensary
in Rome, Ga., has reduced the drink
ing of whisKey one-half. Mr. Prov'e
closed by saying that as a mini tcr
standing for the best things . for tms
community, its moral and social in
terests, he could not refuse to support
a aispensary : ne could not stand and
say that it was better, from any point
of few, for Columbia to have eighteen
saloons instead of one.
Mr. James A. Siniser responded to
calls for a speech. He said it was un
necessary for him to say that he was
for the measure under discussion. He
was always for temperance and for
anything that advanced that cause.
He agreed with Mr. Provine that it
was better for Columbia to have one
saloon rather than eighteen, because,
he said, the immoral influences grow
ing from one saloon, conducted in a
quiet, orderly manner, on a basis
tnat would suppress a great deal of
the vice and all the secret gambling
that everyone knows is common in all
saloons was infinitely less than the
immoral influences growing out of
eighteen saloons. He spoKe of the
many evils practiced in the saloons
and said their whole moral tone was
bad. There was always a gang or
men hanging around them, who had
a bad influence on the con.mnnity.
For his own part, Mr. Smiser said,
be was against the saloon in any
shape. The day had come when tney
ought to be done away with entirely.
But if that couldn't be done, he
thought it was better to break up the
hot hflda nf vice, which propagate
crime, and have one place where the
traffic could be sold In an orderly
manner, without a continual break
ing of the law. . .. ,
Mr. W. H Fleming, when called
for, referred to the bill, which he
and Mr. Smiser had drawn, to. be in
troduced by Senator Erwin. and sug
gested that the bill should be read to
the meeting. On request he then read
the mnch talked of measure, explain
ing that it was simply a rough draft
and that many changes would be made
before the bill ia introduced in the
Senate. Mr. Fleming stated that the
bill had been modelled after the Ala
bama law. which had been upheld by
he Supreme Court of that State.
Provisions of the Bill.
The bill provides that there shall be
established in towns having a popula
tion of from 5.000 to 15,000, a dispen
sary, which shall be owned by the
city. Said dispensary shall be open
fmm a n'olnnlr in th mnrninir to 8
o'cloca at night, and shall be operated
Dy a dispenser, wno aoun ue eiecveu vj
tha Rnant nf Msvor and Aldermen
and shall hold office for a term of two
years, with a salary not to exceed
$1,600 or to b less than $000 a year.
III HIS MESSAGE.
Says Sinking Fund Must be Con
tinuea Recommends That the
Election Laws be Amended.
Speaks for Good Roads.
Special to the Herald.
Nashville. Tenn.. Jan. 23. Imme
diately after the reading of the jour
nal in either brancn or tne general as
sembly today, Gov Frazier transmit
ted his hrst message, wmcn was reaa,
The house committee on education
had temDerance legislation under con
sideration this morning. By a vote of
15 to 7 it refused to substitute the bin
introduced bv Mr. Stratton for the
anti-saloon measure and then by a vote
practically the same recommended that
the til 11 t)M8S ana mat it oe maue a
special order for next Tuesday at 11
The message is nomted and clearly
expressed. It deals first with the state
debt Question ana savs: "I cannot
too strongly impress upon von the wis
dom of adnering to the policy contem
plated by the original sinking fund
Considerable space is devoted to pub
lio schools and he recommended greater
power to counties for school tax pur
poses. He advises that school districts
He favors the maintenance of tne uni
form text book law.
lie asks the legislature to give atten
tion to good roads.
H recommsnus tnat tne election laws
Th dianenser shall be a man not ad
dicted to the whiskey habit, and he
shall not dnnfi. nor allow to De arun.
any whiskey, wine or intoxicating
liquor, on the premises or tne aispen
sary. , This shall not be construea,
however, to mean that sampling of
whiskey by a person desiring to pur
chase shall be prevented.
The salary of the dispenser snail noi
be made contingent upon the amount
of sales he makes. This is to prevent
the soliciting of customers by the dis
penser, the object being to decrease
the sale of whiskey and intoxicants of
The bill provides that no restaurant
keeper or keeper ot any public plaoe
wbere people congregate or gather for
the purpose of eating and drinking,
hall allow any person to drink whis-
ey on their premises.
The bill provides that the act shall
go into effect on Jan. 1, 1904. This
date being made in order to give
the saloon men of Columbia time to
dispose of their stocks.
The size of the towns to be effected
by the bill may be changed before the
bill is introduced, if upon investiga
tion It is found that the senators from
JacKson. Clarusville. ana Bristol
would light the measure; and if nec
essary to get it passed the bill will
be changed so as to affect Colombia
After the bill had been read, Senator
Erwin, who was present, was called
for and made a talk. He spoke of the
advantages of a dispensary anl said
he could not think of any objection
that might be urged against the bill
drawn by Messrs Smiser and Fleming.
Capt. Lipscomb, who also was
present, responded to a call for a
speech. He believed the present legis
lature was for temperance, and
he advised that the bill which had
been drawn be5 perfected ana the situa
tion at Nashville be investigated as
to the chances for the bill's passage.
Dr. Robt Pillow was called for. . He
was heart and soul for the dispensary,
he said, but he did not want this
meeting to make any mistake. The
bill should be carefully considered and
our Senator and Representatives con
ferred with, and he suggested that
a committee be appointed for that
Mr. F. D. Lander was called upon.
He insisted that the fight tor the dis
pensary shoula begin at once. All
reform movements, he said, have to
be fought out before the people before
than arm Turn vaara a en thA tmnner-
ance people made a fight for the Peeler
bill ana lost, out tne oauie was con
tinued and now the victory had come,
in the Adams bill, which was virtu
ally the orgiinal Peeler bill. He movea
that the attorneys proceed to the per
fection of the bill, and that a commit
tee be appointed to confer with the
mnrnnflntAtivAs from Maurv county
and decide as to the best plan to pur
sue, xne motion was secuiiueu
the following gentlemen were
pointed on the committee: W.
Fleming, Jas. A. Smiser, W.
Provine, W. D. Cameron, F.
fender. Eugene Anderson. W.
Greenlaw and J. L. Hutton.
Mr. J. P. Brownlow wa called on
and made a few remarks favoring the
dispensary, Or anything, he said, that
seemed to be a victory for temperance.
The meeting then adjourned, and
the committee of gentlemen went into
conference at once with Senator Erwi
and Representative Lipscomb.
Program for Teachers' Association.
The, following program has been
arranged for the next meeting of the
Manry County Teachers' Association,
which meets in Columbia, on Feb
ruary?: Address James A. Bostick.
'Radiant Energy" Jmes E.
Correlation" R. L. Harris.
Recitation Mrs. W. D. Stxayhorn.
The treaty between the United
States and Colombia for the oonsti no
tion of the Panama canal by the
United States was signed last weec in
ADAMS BILL GETS
Extension of Four 31ile lo
Towns of 5,000 lull abitaits
l'asses the House by a Vole
Nashville, Tenn., Jan 27. By the
overwhelming vote of bl to 11 tne
House of Representatives passed the
Adauis-Johusou temperance bill Mon
day afternoon, and all . that now
remains necessary to make the law
effective is the signature of Gov.
Frazier, which will not be found
wanting witnin ttoe next fw days.
The final vote for the measure, which
will render "dry" about four-fifths of
the incorporated towns in the State,
was not only a surprise to the liquor
men, but it even surpriseu iuo
ardent advocates of the bill. While
Messrs. Adams and Johnson had never
for an instant doubted that the bin
wonld pass the House by an over
whelming majority, it can be saia
that neither of these gentlemen had
thought that the measure would go
through the House by a majority of
more than seven to one.
It wig a glorious victory for tne
advocates of the temperance bill ; even
more glorious than had been antici
pated by the most ardent supporters
of the measure.
Most all of the negative votes were
from counties where whiskey is made.
Monday Morning's Work.
TJaahwilln. Tenn.. Jan 20. The
house spent the morning in discussing
the Adams bill. Mr. Tyson, of Madi
son, offered an amendment , io striKta
out all after enacting clause and insert
the local option provisions, being the
same amendment offered by Mr. - Cox
in the senate, wnich provided for
election every two years, and spoke in
favor of it. Mr. Adams, or wubou
moved t at the bill and pending
amendment be referred to the judicia
ry committee. This motion was
tabled. 69 to 24, and the house theri ad
journed until 2 o'clock.
SHOOTING INTO MAIL BOXES.
TJncle Sam After Tarties Who In-
, juied Boxes on Rural
Route No. 8. .
Some unknown persons have been
ahnntinfif through the mail boxes Hnd
tearing the flags from them on Rural
Free Delivery Koute jso. o, wnicn
runs througb the Santa Fe, Fly t nd
Water Valley neigonornooas.
Thi dnnrndntions have been called
to the attention to the United States
District Attorney at JS ash vine, wno
has taken the matter up, ai.d if the
guilt can be fastened on ti e right par
ties they will be rigidly prosecuted.
It is said that' the authorities have
good clue to work in probing tne
Skin Humours, Scalp Humours, '
Whether Simple Scrofulous or
Speedily Glired by Cuticura
Soap, Ointment and Pills,
When All Other Remedies and
Best Physicians Fail.
COMPLETE TREATMENT, $1.00.
In the treatment of torturing, disfig
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blotchy and scrofulous humours of the
skin, scalp and blood, with loss of hair,
Cuticura Soap, Ointment and Pills have
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the most obstinate of conntitutlonal hu
mour, such as bad blood, scrofula, In
herited and contagious humours, with
loss of hair, glandular swellings, ulcer
ous patches In the throat and mouth,
sore eyes, copper-colored blotches, as
well as boils, carbuncle, scurvy, sties,
ulcers and sores arising from an Im-
Eure or impoverished condition of the
lood, yield to the Cuticura Treatment,
when all other remedies and methods
And greater still, if posnlble, Is the
wonderful record of cures of torturing,
disfiguring humours among infants ana
children. The suffering which Cuti
cura Soap and Ointment nave alleviated
among the young, and the comfort
they have afforded worn-out and wor
ried parents, have led to their adoption
In countless homes as priceless cura
tives for the akin and blood. Infantile
and birth humours, milk crust, scall
head, eczema, rashes and every form of
itching, scaly, pimply skla and scalp
humours, with loss of hair, of infancy
and cliildhood, are speedily, perma
nently and economically cured when,
all other remedies suitable for children,
and even the best phyilclans, fall,
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