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THE COLUMBIA HERALB, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1t13.
ATTRACTIVE SPECIALS Saturday, Monday And All Next Week A.TF -. ; QARBER in in in iiw ii iMiinnrrri i -r..-. wnimm i n mi . .liiii 11 V We will otter a special sale of Ladies' and Chil dren's Dresses for all next week. This sale means a saving to you and you should not miss it - '8 never "belong" to a faction or party in the sense that thereby it forfeits its high privilege of criticising and even opposing to its utmost endeavor the policies or candidates of that party or faction whea, in its candid judgment, success would be inimical to the true interests of the whole people. The ideals i our pi cfession should be the highest. Our press should not only be independent but it should be courageous. It should be ever willing to blaze the way where less resolute souls have trembled to go. It should be humbled rather than ex alted by the power which it exerts in the community, the stpte and the na tion. It should be ever ready to fight with all the resources at its com mand the power of evil, but it should never hesitate to acknowledge its own error, or vrefuse to do full jus tice to those whom it may have un wittingly injured. Newspapers will often err; they are owned, edited ana V 75c quality Children's Gingham, Percale and White Lawn Dress es, made in various styles, spec ial sale price, -?ach 454 $1.50 value Children's Dresses in in ajl kinds of wash materials, sale price $1.25 Ladies' Glugham House DresseB, all colors, each . .98 $5.00 values Ladles' Allover Em broidery and Voile Dresses, made In a variety of styles, each $2.98 Special Price in Ladies' Waists One lot of 75c values Ladies' and MiBses' Middy mouses, all col ors, collars and cuffs for only each 43 $1.60 values Ladies' Lingerie and Voile Waists each 89 $7.00 Skirts For $3 95 We have just received a large assortment of Ladies' Whip cord and Serge Skirts,, in all colors, made in all the newest styles, like which we formerly sold for $7.00, ca!e price price $3.95 Special Prices in Dress Goods We have just received a beauti ful line of Ratines, m all col ors, beautiful quality per yard for 25 35c quality Corduroys, in all col ors, pear yard 22 75c quality Messalines and Fancy Silks, per yard 39 25c quality Fancy Voiles per yard 19 A beautiful line ol Lineps in all colors, per yard 25 35c quality 40-inch Persian Long Cloth, per yard 19 Special Prices in Wash Goods 35c quality White Table Damask, per yard 24 Good quality yard wide Bleached Domestic, per yurd gk 15c quality yard-wide Dress Ging ham, per yard 12Vc quality light and dark Per cale, per yard 9 Embroidery! Flouncing! One lot of 42-inch Swiss Flounc ing, 3lightly soiled, $1.25 quali ty per yard 43t $1.00 quality 42-inch Embroidered Voile per yard 69$ 75c quaiity 30-inch Swiss Flounc ing, per yard 13 Special Prices In Millinery One lot of $8.00 Pattern Hats, one of a kind, both large and small, eacn 93.49 We have just received another new shipment cf new summer Millinery, including Panamas, Lingerie Hats, Leghorns, Hair and Chip Hats. The prices range from 82.00 to $12.50 Children's Hats from Sty to $2.50 .Ladies' Pumps $2.00 values Ladies' White Can vas Pumps per pair ...$1.24 $2.50 values Patent, Satin,. Tan and Gun Metal Pumps, per PaIr f 81.98 $3.50 valaes Ladles' Pumps and Oxfords for 82.98 character of journal that I have here endeavored lo describe "promoted" by appointment or election to public office? Away with such an idea: Each of you hold an office and wield a power and exert an influence given to but few men in any station, how ever high, or however lofty their purpose, to enjoy. 'It. has been well said that "When error prevails and impious men bear away, "The post of honor is a private sta tion." If there oe those of you who have a laudable desire to serve your coun try or your state In public office let me urge you to at once surrender your office of editor tc another who will not embarrass his paper or mini mize his own power for good by such an ambition. It affords me very great pleasure to welcome this body to Columbia. And where in all the bounds of this great commonwealth could we find a published by humans, but when theyjmore appropriate place for our meet- DEATH AGAIN RIDES WINDS OE WEST TAKING LIFE TOLL "Lowest Prices Our Chief Attraction" P. Garber No. 7 South Main Street ic rose 94 MISSION OE PRESS THEME ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT FINNEY MAKES EARNEST PLEA FOR IN DEPENDENT JOURNALS IN TENNESSEE. RAPS THE HIDE BOUND ORGAN character of his publication he is no less sordid and selfish than the poli tician who 'Uses nothing without first satisfying himself that his course will be to his personal profit. Great indeed are the opportunities for public service of the newspaper publisher. They are greater than those of the officeholder, infinitely greater. Primarily the publisher is independent or should be. His ' sup reme ambition should be the highest service to the people and if he fs to j attain that laudable desire he must i exercise an independence that few , of our public servants are permitted of party or factional loyalty, or be cause of a subsevienby to what is be lieved to be the popular sentiment of the community which they serve, fail to measure ui to the highest stand ard or to appreciate the glorious op portunities of the press. I refer to the party or factional "organ," no matter to wbat faction or party it may profess allegiance. Happily the number of this class of papers id steadily decreasing all over the land. Very few of the great daily papers cf the country now are try journals that the "organ" contin ues to thrive, but there is Increasing j our do err no fale sense of pride should deter them from admitting their mistakes. It should ever he our endeavor to speak the truth as God gives us the light to see it regardless of the ef fect that it may have upon our pri vate interests. We should never hesitate to criticise or expose the faithless public servant, but our mo tive for doing so 3hould always be born of a sincere desire to serve the public interest. The newspaper that attempts to destroy others merely to vent the personal spleen or pre judices of its editor is a public enemy and is unworthy of the tradi tions of the great profession. No paper should ever speak ill of any public servant even, unless some public good can be accomplished thereby. The persona' equasion should never enter into our criticism or praise of any official or individual. We should speak plainly and truthfully about public evils, with the view always to the accomplishment of some lasting good. We' should be ever ready to respond to any worthy call; never to close our ears or hearts to any just claim. Newspaper men, above all others, should be optimists. It is true that their profession often calls them to view the""aeamy' side of life; they see as others cannot the hypocrisy of politicians; the oppression of the great and the powerful; the injustice of the rich; the jealousy of the small minded; the sufferings of the poor; the faithlessness and betrayal of trust by public servarts, hut through it all they should never fail to re cognize the goodness of God and the truth of history thai the world is ever progressing toward a brighter and better day. Although . our life may be occasionally darkened by dis aster and deceit, and our vision ob scured by passion and war and bate, in the end, if we but honestly, earn estly and valiantly strife for the at tainment of the highest ideals, we are sure to leap the fruits of our struggle. Our gospel should be one of pro gress; of advancement. We should be forward looking men, striving ever to contribute our part toward mak ing the world a better place to live and a safer place in which to rear our children and our children's chil dren And whatever willy contribute to this desired end should have our earnest and consecrated effort re gardless of the temporary embarrass ment that may result. It is gratifying to record great pro gress among the newspapers of Ten nessee. Thev are attaining more nearly to the ideals above outlined than ever before in the history of this state. Their influence for good Is more potent than at any time in previous history. The newspap- SEVERAL TOWNS IN NEBRASKA BADLY DAMAGED BY STORM. NUMBER FATALITIES REPORTED Omaha Again in the Track of the Tornado Though No Live Are Lost There Nebraska Town Are Hit Hard. SEWARD, Neb., May 15. -A torna do which took a toll of ten lives, in jured thirty-qdd persons and destroy ed more than a third of this town, occurred ahortl) before 6 o'clock on Wednesday evening. Twenty-two residences were destroyed and many more were partly wrecked, but the business portion of the place did not greatly suffer. The identified dead are: Mrs. David Hoover, Mrs. William Hefflnger, Mrs. Chris Wasserman, J. Schultz, Burlington section foreman; six-year-old (laughter of Schultz, Mrs. R. Imlay, Samuel Crim, Mrs. K4 wards The tornado struck the residence portion of Seward and swept every thing in its rath. Most of those kill ed were caught in the wreckage of their homes. The tornSjdo after pasing through Seward confined to the northeast. Reports tonight say that the town of Tomaro, Lushton, Grafton and Ma Cool Junction were wiped out. Four persons are reported killed at To maro and several at McCool Junction. Utica was in the path of the twister. Before the last telonhone wire went left undone by them to make your; . , , , . T . . down an appeal was Eent to Lincoln to send physicians ;ind undertakers. ing than upon the sacred soil of Maury county, within which rest the ashes of tint, greatest of all Tennes see editors, that unselfish patriot and great statesman, Edward Ward Carmack.? Every Editor in Tennes see, who esteems his profession, who honors its glorious traditions and is jealous of itr good name, should make a pilgrimage to his grave. For he gave his life's blood rather than sit silent in the presence of public evil, or tolerate wrong in those whom he believed were false to a publio trust. He willingly gave the full measure of life's devotion that the press of Tennessee might remain forever free and independent, dedi cated alone to. the highest service of the whole people regardless of the fortunes of the individuals or the am bitions of politicians. You are welcome here. The pec-1 pie of this county feel honored by I your presence and if anything is stay in our midst a pleasant one it will because they fai'ed to anticipate your wishes. And now in conclusion permit me to express my high appreciation of the honor which you, at your last session, conferred upon me, when 1 was elected your president. I shall ever esteem it as one of the greatest honors of my life. I earnestly in voke the guidance of Almighty God that I may prove worthy of your con fidence. I have no other ambition than that of being a worthy member of our high calling. I is my prayer that it may be given to me serve my country faithfully, honestly and effi ciently as the editor of a fearless and independent journal until I shall have earned the privilege of retiring to that peace and quiet which I trust will mark the close of all your days. It shall be my constant endeavor to Reports from surrounding sections indicate that the effects of the torna do were felt over a wide range of territory. The tornado was followed in Se ward by a' hail and rain storm. To night the town was without lights. Omaha Hit Again. OMAHA, Neb., May 15. A series of tornadoes which had their climax at Seward struck the town of McCool, Lushton and Grafton, east of here just before 6 o'clock last night. Nu merous buildings were demolished, but the total number of casualties is not known. A storm of great fury struck the southern part of Omaha at 7 o'clock, unroofing many houses in the vicini ty of Thirteenth and Gold streets and doinK other damage. No Derson is have the faith sufficient to go .where ; reported Injured. duty calls. More than that one can-1 nnmin . nniMv afta not ask. In the great Webster: language of the er tornado m whlch more tnan 100 lives were lost, manv hundred of "There is no evil that we cannot end lnl)abltants ruBned to cel. either face or fly from but the con- larB and otW placeB of refuge Duiuuoiieso ui uuiy l-ihi egarueu. a tihwia That They Are Cleaner and Readable than Ever Before. Declares That the Newspapers of T "T ' . . , This State Are Making Progress . evidence of a spirit of independence ' ers of this stpte are cleaner, more i. 111 UIB UIU.J lilt? eu.i'Ji onuuiu amiiu 1 - wort , , j . among the country papers of Tennes- readable, more truthful and more ln- aione upon u:e vauiani' gruuuu ui i truth, content with the knowledge that in the end virtue la alwavs its At the annual meeting of the Ten- w hegt rpward. that a correct irent nssee Press Association held at tneicourse taken from patriotic motives, Hotel Bethel this morning rresmem will uitlmat9iy lead to the desired J. I. Finnev. editor of The Columbia see that is the harbinger of a bright- j dependent, more courageously fight er and better day for this faction j ing for what their editors believe to and strife torn state. The , be right, but withal more consider- newspaper that supports the 'nom-,ate of others, than they have ever ! inees" regardless of their qualifica- been. It is a healthy rign and means tions, or defends or apologizes for ! much for the future independence Of course the not independent; lerald, delivered the annual address. Mr. Finney said: Gentlemen of the Tennessee Press: Yours is a high calling. It is one of great opportunities for good; of immense power and there is always tpregts. that great responsibility wnere power its "xercised. The newspaper editor or owner who fails to properly appre ciate the responsibility which his oc cupatlon confers is not worthy of the great profession. This sense of responsibility to the public; th's re cognition of the public character Oi :he press; of its true mission the serviaj of all toe people take3 it from che low and sordid plane of a mere money making enterprise. The newspaper editor is as truly a ser tiit of the public and should he ac- uated by as high purposes as is the newspaper that is but is subservient the platform, without reference to its ' and glory of our profession when we merit, basing its course alone upon ' note than the number who are using the consideration of "Darty loyalty." : the triDod merely as. a means to see- to every changing fancy of a fickle faig in its (uty tQ the gtate an(J tbe ure political preferment, is constant populace; that takes its bearing rrom country In cther words tne newg.'lv gr0wing less. Public office has paper that blindly follows a party : little to atl ract the independent fetish, regardless of the best interests journalist, who is dedicated to the of all the people, not only surrenders highest ideals of the profession. For its independence, which it should just as surely as the editor or the with the jealous care publisher entourages the idea that with which a good woman protects he can use bin journal for' the ad- inconsequential. her virtue bu, it forfeits lts oppor- vancement of his political asp-ra the political barometer of selfish in- is contert merely to go where others have blazed the way; that permits itself to be the mere echo of the thoughts of others, guard so circumscribes its sphere that us opportunities are me ery -ncment mat a newsp.ipei tunity for ieaderBnip. It becomes tions, just so certainly will the in-r-easeB to oe independent, in the full- merely the ftijower, leaving to others j fluence of hie paper be minimized est and best sense of the term, that whatever of original thought and in-'and its power for good impaired, very niomen it forfeits its opportun- dtpendent endeavor may be essential, No man can serve two masters, and ity for public service. t0 tne COnsumation of the desired that my friends, applies with full Most of the papers Of Tennessee end. No newspaper should ever hold force to the editors. For once we fortunately are independent; that is allegiance to any party or faction or begin to seek the favors of the fickle they are not subsidized by any interest, superior to Its duty to the electorate, right then we lose sight special interest; they represent gen- whole people. It should support no of the true mission cf our papers. 11.. .1. . , : nf ttinoA n?hn tiHif t :t 1 1 H i A : t pq Qf.VA nlnT'd unnn thotr Wp an rranrior mir tnripnpnHpnno if statesman. He has not understood , - , -7" . 7, 11 Z V , " ari ht his leal mission if he is con- them and a ast majority enjoy that merits, its conscientious conviction thought and our courage of actioH. tent m r 1 1 to edit and publish a freedom from financial embarrass- that through their success can the We measure our entire course by its ' . . l xi i im rn nnQAntinl tn trim In. hpct intprpar3 nf it ctato q ii H nniin. 'nmhiihlp pffept iiiinn nur nnliHfol shows a finrncial mem. iubi. io u uuui .. - w i ht side of the dependence. However, there is a try be subserved; It should espause fortunes; in Mead of being patriotic f tsm tha rlaSS Ol L'cl Lrl Ilia I DCCIIMUIT 1 UUJ I'vuv; -x v H v a. vi iui, DC tut, wir " v n.j K I 1 1 VIII 'II' - - sense of duty pursues us ever. omnipresent liKe tne uelty. If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, duty" performed or duty violated, is still with us, for our happiness or our misery. If we say the darkness shall cover us, in the darkness aa in the light our ob ligations are with ns in this life will be with us at 't close and in that scene of inconceivable solemn ity .which lies yet further onward, we shall still find ourselves sur rounded by the consciousness of inches of W is downtown district. rain fell in the M'CARTY HERE FROM CINCINNATI ATTENDING TENNESSEE PRESS ASSOCIATION AND WILL WRITE IT UP. James W. McCarty, of Cincinnati representing the Western Newspaper Union, arrived in Columbia this duty, io pain us wherever it is vio- j morning for the purpose of being in. lated, and to console us so far as God may have given uJ grace to per form it." AHOTHER FORD SOLD BY TAYLOR attendance on the sessions of the j Tennessee Presa Association which met hero today. It is his business to get a write up of the Tennessee editors and to make them shine in the Publishers Auxil iary, and to prove his writinga with a picture of the association in official session. HIS STOCK IS CLEANED UP AND ANOTHPn car i nan aii i I BE COMING. Rube Taylor has just sold and de livered another Ford touring car. the happy man m this case being J. W. Bassham, of Theta. fhia closes out the stock of Fords which Taylor has on hand. He will have another car load as sooi as the shipment can be made from the factory spaper that 'alanca on the If the ounting room alone determine the returns choice or through the mistaken ideas trolling reason. A newspaper should And when was ever tbe editor of the his effort PROF. WEBER AT HOHENWALD HEAD OF C. M. A. DELIVERS AN EARNEST EDUCATIONAL AD DRESS THERE. Prof. H. C Weber, of the Colum bia Military Academy, has returned from Hohenwald, where he deliver ed an able address to the school. A large crowd heard Mr. Weber and ex pressed the highest appreciation of PLAYS HOOKEY 1 DIE SJF OWNING HOWARD MULLINS, 15 YEARS OLD, CLAIMED VICTIM BY CUMBERLAND. NASHVILLE, May 15, While in swimming in the Cumberland river after bavin; played "hookey" from school. Howard Mullins, 15-yeirold son of Mrs. J. B. Mullins, was drown ed Wednesday afternoon at a place In the stream opposite the Fulcher brick yard. Young Mvllins was ac companied by Walter Ayers, a lad about Mullins' age, and several more boys, the party leaving school with out permission to Indulge in a cool swim. They had l.een in the water but a short time when screams were heard coming from Young Mullins. Before assistance reached him he had gone under for the last time. Although a diligent sea-ctr was made in the tI dnity of the tragedy, no trace af the body was found.