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"QLUBIA HIRAtO,. FrtlDAY, JUNE 28, 1112.
0 POTATO YIELD UNSATISFACTORY HiGH PRICES MAY OBTAIN FOR SOME TIME ON ACCOUNT OF SHORT CROP. Storage of Eggs May Have the Effect to Boost the Prices This Winter. The reportB from the potato yield ia the county as the digging 1b pro ceeding, is to the effect that it is very unsatisfactory, and there may be a stronger and more continuous high n.arket than was at first anticipated. There are no changes in the quota tions, and quiet seems to prevail. The egg market appears to Be steady, and the dealers say that if the storage continue? during the remainder of the summer the sces this winter will be higher even Van last winter. PRODUCE. (Q'lo'Qiornlshed by the Col imn'a Proti'Wj Co.) Eggs, uiytandled 13 cents; hens, 10 can't; cooks, 5 cents; broiling chick ens. 15 cents; turkeys, 8 cents darks, 8 cents; butter, 16 cents. FLOUR AND GRAIN. (Quotations furnished by Columbia Vlili & Elevator Co., Ashton's Mill, -inn Citj.MUl & Grain Co.) Flour Best patent, $6.50; second grt.le, $5.75; bran, per ton $29; mid dlinga, per ten, $32. Meal $1.00 loose; sacked, $1.01 V. heat delivered at mills, $1.00. Corn, $4.25 per barrel. Shelled corn, 92c per bushel. HIDES, GINSENG, FEATHERS, ETC HidesGreen, 8c; cored, lOftc lb.; dry salt hides, 15c lb ; flint, 15c .. Horse hides, No. 1, large, $1.51 to $2 00; mule, $1.50 to $2.00. Goat skins 20c; lamb skins 20c tc 0c Beeswax 26c lb- Tallow 6c. Ginseng $5.50 to $5.75. FIELD SEED. (Quotations by Callender ft Co, Oats From farmers hands, Me. Millet seed from fanners aaa $1.25 to $140. Blue grass $8.75 to $4.00. Orchard grass, $2.25. Crimson clover, $7.50 per du Millet Seed $2.00. Soy Beans $2.00. WOOL. Wool Hard burry, 12c; medium 15c; slightly, 17c to 22c; free fronc burs, 25c; washed wool 28c to 32c. WHOLE8ALE PRODUCE. (Quotations furnished by B. B. L lender ft Co.) Banana -Jumbo, per bunch, 11.0 $1.50. Oranges -$3.75. Apple Winesap, $7.00. Oilier ai pleo, about $4.50. Lwraons- $4 5 per box. rViDius tl On to 17.50 per & iiisi potattes $3.75 per bag. Sweet potatoes $4.50 per barrel S uthern Cabbage, $3.00. JUNK. RUBBER, ZINC AND LEAD (Quotations furnished by Louii Barker.) 01 1 scrap Iron 15c per hundred :i.-ais Heaty brass, 5c to 6c per lb.; light brass, Zc to 4c per lb. fopper Jgl.t copper, 6c lb : heavy copper 8o It. Bones 25c to 30 per hundred. Rubber Rubber tires, 5c lb.: No shoes 5c lb.; No. 2 shoes, 2c lb MEAT AND LARD. (Prices paid by dealers.) Country bacon Shoulders, lltt ides 12 tt: hams, 17tfc; lard, 114c; GRAHAM FAMILY GOES TO CLEVELAND J A. Graham, who was recently ap Pfinted to a very responsible and lu crative position with the Pennsylva ni Oi! Company, will leave on Mon day Hith his family for Cleveland, Mo, where they will make their fu ture home. Mr. and Mrs. Graham have been valued residents of this cminunity and have made numerous fiends who sincerely rwgret their de parture and whose good wishes fol Iow riem. Their charming and at traoiwe daughter, Miss Grace, has ken i V, ii favorite ia Columbia. ht brUl&fat achievement were il lustrated in the commencement days :ne but session of Columbia Ineti tu when she took exceptional hon or. u4 MTtrml 4 medaU. BALLOTING WILL BEGIN FOR PRESIDENT BEFORE ADJOORiN FOR DAY CONVENTION WILL DISPOSE OF THE CREDEN TIALS COMMITTEE REPORT.NAME THE PER MANENT CHAIRMAN AND THEN HEAR SPEECHES PLACING THE NAMES OF CANDIDATES IN NOMINATION. BITTER FIGHT IN PROGRESS OVER THE REPORT OF THE COMMIT TEE ON THE CONTESTS FROM SOUTH DAKOTA AND ILLI NOISEFFORT TO UNSEAT TEN OF WILSON DELEGATES AROUSES THE PROGRESSIVES CHIEF WORK OF DRAFTING THE PLATFORM IS COMMITTED TO THE HANS OF WILLIAM J. BRYAN WILSON MEN PROFESS CONFIDENCE BUT ARE UN ABLE TO SECURE A DECLARATION FROM THE GREAT COM MONER CLARK'S CLAIMS ON FIRST BALLOT ARE VERY STRONG. Special to The Herald. democratic national convention won a CONVENTION HALL, BALTI- distinct victory last night when by a MORE, June 27 The minority re-' majority of sixty votes the unit rule port on the South Dakota contest was abolished In states where dis was adopted 639 to 4372. This ! t' ict delegates are elected by direct Is a decided Wilson victory. Surprise J vote of the people from the several came when New York's votes were j districts. The action of the conven glven on Wilson's side. t;on will release eighteen Wilson Special to The Herald. CONVENTION HALL, BALTI MORE, June 27 A bitter fight is In progress over the 'report of the cre dentials committee. The effort to un seat ten of the Wilson delegates i from South Dakota has riled the pro gressives. It ib believed now that the conven tion will begin to hear speechs nomi nating candidates for president be fore the afternoon session is ended. These speeches will continue into the night nod it may be 10 o'clock be fore a ballot is taken. Wilson men profess confidence, but ti e Clark supporters make the strong est claims on the first ballot. BRYAN DRAWING PLATFORM. Great Commoner Will Be the Chief Architect of That Most Impor tant Document. Special to The Herald. CONVENTION HALL, BALTI MORE, June 27. It was 12:45 o'clock or three-quarters of an hour late that the third day's session of the demo cratic national convention was called to order by Chairman Parker. The delegate? felt the effects of the mid night session and they were slow to arrive. When the convention was called to order many of the dele gates were not in their seats. It is expected that there will be a long debate over the contests to be re ported by the credentials committee fiom South Dakota, Illinois and the District of Columbia. By a majority vote of the committee on credentials tl'e Wi'Eon delegates from South Da kota were unseated and Clark dele- ates were seated. The fight over the delegation from Illinois is between the Willie Hearst and Sullivan fac tions, both crowds being instructed for Clark.- Both sets of delegates from the District of Columbia are also for Clark. It is expected that the vote In the South Dakota case will be another test of strength be tween the reactionaries and tha pro gressives of the convention. After the report of the committee on credentials has been disposed of the committee on permanent organi zation will report. Ollie James, or Kentucky, the choice of the commit tee, will take the chair as the perma nent chairman. After James concludes his speech the roll of states will be called for the nomination of candidates for president. A ballot for president Is expected during the evening. William J. Bryan and Senator O Gorman, of New York, have been designed to the important task of drawing the platform of the party. Among the prominent visitors in the convention hall today was Mrs. Wil liam Howard Taft, wife of the presi dent of the United States. PROGRESSIVES SCORE. Convention Votes to Abolish the Unit Rule Where Delegates Are Chos en by Direct Vote. Special to The Herald. CONVENTION HALL. BALTI- MORS. Juae 27. Progressives ra the votes lu Ohio which the state conven tion attempted to bind by the unit rule. All of Wednesday afternoon the delegates were entertained with ora tory. BRYAN IS NON-COMMITTAL. Commoner Disappoints Hopes of the Wilson Men That He Would Es pouse New Jersey Governor. Special to The Herald. CONVENTION HALL, BALTI MORE, June 27. Wilson men are strongly in hope that Bryan will come out openly for their candidate and s?y that it would insure Wilson's nomination. Up to the hour the con vention met Mr. Bryan was wholly noncommittal as to his presidential preference. - Special to The Herald. CONVENTION HALL, BALTI MORE, June 26. Judge Parker mounted the platorm at 12:05 p. m. faraid scattered hand claps. The con vention was called to order at 12:12 p m. Bishop Murray, of Maryland, pro sounced the invocation. Former Governor Blanchard, of Louisiana, ropoited from the commit tee on credentials, that the report would not be ready until 8 p. m. Blanehard's motion prevailed that when the convention adjourn after hoaiic? several speaker, that it should be until 8 p. m. Gov. Folk was introduced for a sreeeh and stirred the crowd with his rousing assertions. A movement to test sentiment for Senator John W. Kern, of Indiana, for U'6 y'coidential nomination, has teen started by some progressives, who feel that it may be impossible to unite for either Speaker Clark or Governor V, ilson. These men are working quietly, but they say that the movement has gain ed considerable momentum. CULBERSON DECLJNES. Texan Refuses to Accept the Perma nent Chairmanship of the Na tional Convention. Specia' to Tho Herald. CONVENTION HALL, BALTI MORE, June 26. Senator Culberson, of Texas, declined to accept the per manent chairmanship of the national convention which was tendered him by the committee on permanent or ganization. Thereupon the commit tee elected Senator Ollle James, of Kentucky, a progressive pion of Bryan, as the chairman. and nham-' permanent KERN CHAIRMAN. Indiani Senator Is Made Head of Res Resolutions Committee When Bryan Declines Honor. Special to The Herald. v CONVENTION HALL, BALTI MORE, June 26. William Jennings Bryan declined to be chairman of the coram'ttee on resolutions and John Vortn Kern, s progressive was elect- pise. cottaittee decided oa aa bue- ; vnMou in conventions. On motion of 1 Mr. Bryan by a vote of forty-ona to nine, the committee decided that no platform would be reported until af ttr the nomination of the candidates for president and vice president, heretofore the platform has been pre sented before the candidates were nominated. It is evident that if the convention should name a reactiona ry as now seems probable that Mr. Bryan does not think it proper to put him on a progressive platform. There was some debate over the proposition. PARKER WINS. v Candidate of Reactionaries Defeats Bryan for Chairman by Major. Ity of 8lxty-Nlne. Special to The Herald. CONVENTION HALL, BALTI- MJRE. June 26. Alton B. Parker, of r. Porter owns a splendid wood New York, with the solid backing of land" at the junction of Rutherford the special interests and recetvlng practically the solid Harmon, Clark and Underwood vote, was elected temporary chairman of the democrat- 1c convention yesterday afternoon by . respoudence explains itself: a vote of 579 to 510. He defeated' Columbia. Tenn., June 15, 1912, Vvilliam J. Bryan, the champion of' Mr. C. H. Burbank, 320 Broadway, the popular cause. j Benton Harboi, Mich. Dear Sir: The Wilson strength In the conven-, Finding your name engraved on a ticn went solidly to the Nebraskan, ', beach tree near here in a woods 1 and ho got a few of the Clark votes, recently bought, I became Interested Tennessee gave Bryan seven and Par-' to know If you were yet alive and if ker seventeen. Bryan's vote came ' you would recall your sojourn among from the temperance delegates while us. tne liquor crowd voted almost solid-) The name is artistically cut as fol ly for Parker. lows: "C. H. Burbank, Co. F. M. I. Bryan made a great speech In the Dec. 27th, 1864." I presume that you convention and aroused the most In- were with the federal troops that In tense enthusiasm. He said in part: vested this section after Hood's re- "Whcn I now contrast the candidate treat following the battles of Frank presented by the committee I can do Hn and Nashville, and that your com- it viihout impeaching his character or hie good intent. (Applause). But ny friends, not every one of high character or good intent is a fit man to sound the keynote of a progressive campaign. (Applause). There are (.even millions of republicans In this countiy, or were at the last election; and I have never doubted that the vast majority of them were men of high character and good intent, but, we would not invite one of them to be temporary chairman of our conven turn. (Applause). We have a great many democrats who vote the ticket who are not in full sympathy with the purposes of the party. I not only vot- erl the ticket but made speeches for the candidate when I was not at all satisfied with either the candi date or the influences that nominated him and directed the campaign In 1904. (Great applause). "I assume that no friend of Judge Parker will contend that he was en tirely satisfied in 1908 with either the candidate or all of the plans and pur poses of our party. I remind you that this ii not a question where personal ambitions or personal compliments, or the pleasant things are uppermost. Wo 8re writing history today and this convention Is to announce to the country whether this con vention will take up the cnallenge thrown down at Chica go ly a convention controlled by pred atory wealth, or answer It by putting ourselves under the same control and giviug the people no party to repre ss t them. (Long continued ap plause). "We need not deceive ourselves ti'at which is done in a national con vention is done In secret. If every member of this convention entered in to an agreement at secrecy we still act under the eyes of these represen tatives of the press, who know not only what we do butwhy we do It and who iold usvto do it. (Applause). The delegates of this convention must not peeume upon the ignoance of those people who did not come, e.ther because they had not influence enough to bo elected delegates or money enough to pay the expenses of the trip, but who have as much in terest In the party's welfare as we who speak for them today, plause). (Ap-, OFFICERS INSPECT PHOSPHATE MINES RETURN TO NASHVILLE AFTER THEIR DUTIES IN COUNTY ARE COMPLETED. Georgo E. Sylvester, chief mine In- 'ector' W A- 0verall district mine inspector, ana w. A. Southall, assist-; ant ftate geologist, have returned to Nashville after having inspected the mining district around ML Pleasant tils week, REPAIRS FOR IMPLEMENTS We carry good stock of repairs for all lines of implements sold by us. Also Sections, Knives, Guards, Pit mans, for other machines than sold by us: Shovels and Calf Tongues that fit your Cultivator. Thresher Belts, Endless and Cut Steam and Tank Hose. Best stock of Lubricating Oils and Cvp Qresee. k Street. Martin 4 TsufiM Co. OF UNO AN OLD YANK EXCHANGE LETTERS DR. OTEY J. PORTER FINDS NAME ON A TREE CUT IN 1864. Diary of an Old Soldier Telling of Strenuous Times In the Volunteer State Through Tis Section During the Sixties. Interesting indeed is the corres pondence that follows between Dr. Otey J. Porter, of this city, and a res- Went of Benton Harbor, Mich. creek and Duck river between two and three miles from the city where he 1? making preparations for the erec tion of a handsome house. The cor- maud was encamped In this woods. There are the remains of numerous low rock chimneys throughout the woods which were doubtless tent chimneys. The tree has probably doubled in size since you saw It and the letters are correspondingly targ et. The woods is a very beautiful one. I secured your address from the war department Hoping to hear from you, I am, Very truly yours, OTEY J. PORTER, Son of a "Johnny Reb." 775 (a new number) Broadway, Benton Harbor, Mich., June 18, 1912. Dr. Otey J. Porter, Columbia, Tenn. Dear Sir: Yours of the 15th receiv er1 yesterday, when my daughter brought It to me as I was at work in tre ga.den. I said "some advertise ment oi medicine, probably," but when 3he opened and read it I was greatly surprised and pleased. Yes, I am still alive and compara tively well for a man of my age (past 71). Hnve a family of four, a wife and three children, one boy and two girls, the oldest girl married. Indeed I do lecall to mind of being in your locality in 1864. That being but a few days after the battle of Nashville, where I helped one of my neighbor boys of my regi ment off the field on account of some of your boys throwing a chunk of lead through his leg, but he Is still alive and lives about 12 miles from here. On referring to my diary of Dec. 24th, 1864 (which was Saturday) I fud tins statement: "The timber here is same as it is in Michigan, SON JOHNNY beech, whitewood, some maple, oak, ; city from the effects of poison. Wed etc." On Monday of that week I find nesday the garbage wagons were call tnat we went through mud "nearly jed to College Hill for four or five dead knee deep" through the town of (Oues, and this morning Sheriff God Franklin and out about two miles and jwiR an(1 Dr- Forgey were each minus cpmped on a nice piece of sod ground. ja oiri S- Godwin's dog was found Tuesday, the 20th, we went across idead in tne Jail yftrd and Dr- Forgey's or to the Columbia pike and camped lr a piece of woods not far from Spring Hill. Wednesday, the ?lst, we moved on another five or six miles and cmped in another nice piece of woods, where we lay until Saturday,' the 24th, referred to above. Although we had orders on Friday to pack up and be readv to move. Sunday, the ! 2oth, we had our Christmas dinner of "goose and chicken" In the morning, for fear we might be on the move by ' enterprise in securing for us tha ex noon. But, no, we had the chance to celleut Chautauqua programme given stay until Monday morning, when we last week. It was an era In the in went out on the Columbia pike, cross-'t.lectual and moral life of the corn ed Rutherford creek and camped that day on the bank of Duck river, al- measured by dollars and cents, most in sight of Columbia. The attendance and interest in- But I presume that I have taken ' creased from day to day and it was you far enough for today, and it is conclusively demonstrated that Col time to take a rest, and these places umbla audiences appreciate lectures are more familiar to you than to me. when they are really good. The No If you feel so disposed I would like to hear from you again. What sort of a family have you (If any), Is your father still alive and well and what leglment was he In. We had far reaching. tne Srd and 6th Tennessee brigades The guarantee for another Cfaau lu our regiment for awhile a fine tauqua next year demonstrated the S3t of men. If you should ever happen to come t0 Benton Harbor, Just come and take diuner with us. n ent such as the Chautauqua gives. How little did I think when 1 cut : Among the many good deeds of that nime that I should hear from It the King's Daughters for the better again ifter 47 years, from s person ment nnd uplift of Columbia, this perhaps then unborn. But strange things happen in this world, Very I I truly yours, C H. BURBANK, Om of the old Tanks.' CUFF DWELLINGS OF THE HESS. VERDE AND SILENT RUINS LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST. ERN PORTION OF THE COL OR ADO CANYONS. HOUSES BUILTJN A LEDGE No Written Record of the Abandoned Communities and Only the Relics That Have Been Dug From the Ruins Give an Idea of the People. T General descriptions of the an cient cliff dwellings in the canyons ot southwestern Colorado are con tained in a circular entitled "General Information regarding the Mesa Verde National Park," recently Is sued by the Department of tho In terior. In this park are about 300 cliff dwellings of which onlys the three largest have been repaired. The largest ruin, called Cliff Palace, stands about a thousand feet above the bottof of the canyon and 300 feet below the top of the ledge. All the houses connect and open into one an other, the entire settlement forming a crescent about 300 feet in length from end to end. As we contemplate these silent ruins it is hard to believe that at one t.me they resounded with the hum of industry, the laughter of children, tre droning of priests, and the strid ent cry of the sentinels calling the warriors to battle. The dwellers of Irese abandoned communities have left no written record, but the shape of the structures and the relics that have been dug from the debris of centuries give some idea of how these people lived and moved and had their being. The main houses were built on a ledge close to it front, and back of this was an f pen space that answered the purpose of a court, a street, a playground or a place for industrial pursuits, such a3 weaving and pottery making. At intervals along the front were towers and bastions and in the interior were kivaa or secret chambers used for religious ceremonies. In every vil lage were storehouses to provide a supply o provisions in times of war or failure of crops. The clrcukxr, which may be ob tained free from the Department of the Interior, contains Information regarding the accommodations in the park, sketch plans of the prin cipal ruins, list of magazine articles, and the rules and regulations pro mulgated for the protection of the reservation. NUMBER OF DOGS VICTIM OF POISON PERHAPS A DOZEN OR MORE DEAD IN THE CITY THE PA8T FEW DAYS. During the past three days more than a dozen dogs have died in the v as on tne street in front of tho Cen- ury Club. ' Jt seems that the poison is getting in. its work. " THE CHAUTAUQUA. - To the Editor of The Herald: The people of Columbia and vicln- ity owe the King's Daughters a debt 'of obl'gatlon for their progressive namity and its benefits cannot be number of young people of school age,, who listened from day to day to these speakers was notable and the influence on these young lives will be appreciation of our citizens for this a better advertisement than an an- nual week of high-class entertaln- Chautauqua will be reckoned aa one of the greatest All honor to these noble women. A CHAUTAUQUAN. (Not s Kings Daughter