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TMI COLOMBIA HfLO. FRIDAY. MARCH
4 'fHE COLUMBIA iib.'ua published Weekly by The Hrl) Publlshlng Company. ntered at the postofflce at Columbia, Tenn., as second class mail matter. J, I. FINNEY Editor W. D. HASTINGS Business Manager uCRIPTION RATES: ft. 11.00 . U KotttM 00 STUDIED MISREPRESENTATION. There was a time when the Nash ville Banner was a model of independ ent journalism in Tennessee; when it was fair, candid and impartial In its statements of facts. We regret to say that it has fallen from that high standard. It does not hesitate to be unjust and unfair to those with whom it now differs. It is mad and blindly strikes at all who will not agree that the liqupr issue should re main the one dominant and exclusive question In politics. Ever since The Herald expressed the patriotic hope that the people of Tennessee would accept prohibition as the settled and fixed policy of the state and would then turn their at tention to the discussion of other vital matters, long pressing for set tlement, the Banner has studiously misrepresented its position. By ineuendo, by indirection and by In sinuation it has deliberately sought to create the impression that The Herald was engaged in some dark and evil conspiracy to turn the state government over to John I. Cox and Parks Worley in order that they might be enabled to destroy the splendid fabric of good government that this paper has labored so long and earnestly to establish in the state. The Herald has never had the slightest ill will toward the Banner. It has felt Impelled, from a sense of duty to differ with that paper upon public questions. It has done so In fair and frank manner. The Herald is not an organ of "regularity" or of "fusion." It is an independent journal, the sort that the Banner once claimed to be. For that rea son it has a distinct advantage over the Banner, whose whole aspiration appears to pose as the exclusive or gan of the fusion forces. This by way of preface. To prove our charge of studied misrepresenta tion we have simply to quote the re cent record. A few' days ago the Banner intimated that this paper approved the nomination of Parks Worley, asking what its editor thought of that worthy. The Herald promptly, the very next day, make atraigthforward and categorical reply. We quote our exact words! "Every one but the Banner knows what The Herald's opinion of Parks Worley is and they know that no platform declaration could change it. Parks is a shifty politician and the fact that he has embraced prohibition and law enforcement proves the strength of the sentiment behind those issues. In so tar as it indi cates this it is a gratifying sign. But Parks Worley would oe un worthy a seat in the legislature of Tennessee even were he to confess that he had gone to the "throne" and "seen a light." However, he may after all, be canonized by the same worthies who have made a saint of Ham Patterson, for bad as Parks Worley has been in his political rec ord it is not near so heinous as that of Patterson." The editorial from which the above is taken appeared In The Her ald of Wednesday last. On Friday the Banner, with that editorial be fore it, made this statement: "The Herald asks if the Banner approves of Senator Butler's vote on the resolution or report designated to whitewash Parks Worley, and But ler's appointment as Fire Marshal. "The Banner answers no, it did not then and does not now approve of either act. "The interjection of the matter about Senator Butler, however, Is an evasion of the question. The ques tion was, and still is, does the Her ald, knowing Parks Worley so well, advise Independent Democrats to Join the "regulars" in electing Worley because of his platform? "Could the men who made this platform and then nominated Worley to run on it have been sincere? "Doesn't it all suggest the Trojan Horse scheme being insidiously worked all over the stat e now by Luke Iea, Crump and the "negu Jars?" "The Banner believes that the friends of the prohibition cause should continue to stand together, take no chances, and let the recruits come to them. It announces this as a principle and not as a matter of personal politics, and it would like to have its questions answered with the personal equasion entirely eliminat ed." We have submitted the record. Further comment would seem to be unnecessary. We emphatically stat ed that Parks Worley would be "un- Merchants Magazine Tickets on all Cash Purchases -:- -:- 1 and Parcel Post deliveries , Free 'Express on all Mail Orders Catch a Glimpse oi Spring at this Store! Often before has "winter lingered in the lap of Spring," but this winter may linger because of its late coming. We must reckon March as a Spring month, and none can tell how soon the buds and blossoms may come. It is time to get ready for Spring. New Fashions are peeping out everywhere; in fact standing boldly forward in some departments an excel lent showing of Women's Suits, Coats, Skirts and Waists in authenticated spring styles, and of new Hats, Shoes, Gloves, Fabrics. You are cordially invited to come and bring your friends and make a complete tour of this store see all the new styles whether you want to buy or not. Welcome! New Spring Corsets The New Spring models of the famous American Lady Corsetsare now ready tor you. For your spring gowns to fit"correctly you must wear just the right corset for your individual figure we are'4rsure you can get the right corset in this col lection of new American Lady Models, Prices range from $1.00 to $5,00 Women's New Spring Suits $10 to $35.00 All the new smart models that the season has produced to date are here in the greatest variety of materials, colors and styles. NovHtv rrene weaves, gabardiners. series, robins, silk poplins, silk moire, various shades of blue, tan, lavender, navv and black. Last Call on Ladies' Winter Suits Oqp lot of Ladies' It?. Winter uits, odds anT pnds $5.00 Onp lot, of Trips' 25 00 to $40.00 Winter Suit's that mus o hi" season as nur rtnsitive rule is 60 Qfl (don't errv tyvpv Rn its) JHJ.3U Specials for Saturday One lot of 90c and $1.00 water proof foulard CQa all the new spring shades Uuu One lot of New wardrobe crepes, tfl all the new shades I .Z J One lot of 36 inch black chiffon taffeta, QQ First Showing of New Spring Millinery This week.formal opening will be announced later. Come in and see the new Hats. Hosiery for Men, Women and Children This store is noted for its good wearing hose. One lot of Ladies' guaranteed Silk Hose, Buy one pair or a dozen, makes no difference they are all guaranteed Cadet Hose for Men, Women and OCa Children, all guaranteed and all Zuu a pair Notion Department All the new things in Ladies' Collars, Rufflings. Combs, Barrettes and Hair Pins. Women's Spring Dresses Rurb lov'v nrvVIs as ar nlreadv hora Drpsse for the street, for a fprnoon or everv wpar. Druses of crepe decbinp, obiffon taffeta, pompadour crppes, in a1! the new serine shades. . New Thinos in Ladies9 Waists Crepe de Chine Waists, Net Waists, Wash Rilk Waists. Linpn Waists. Tailored Waist, in fact every thing new One lot of white wash Rilk and Net Waists, Efl special for Raturdav Jl.JU Women Are Busily Trying on the New Sprina Coats Gettinar the now pffpets of fullness through the hips. Come in and look thpm over. Wool and Silk Dress Goods This dpnartmont is showing all thp new things in Crepe Meteore, Creoe de Chines. Waldrous Crepes. Chiffon Taffpta. Cameleon, Pompadour Taffetas. Foulards Habtui Rilks, special line of mourning Rilk. New Woo) Dress Goods in all the new spring: shades, new Centilla Cloths, new Wool CrepeS, new Checks, new Waffle Cloth. House Dresses! We are ready with a show of House Dresses almost as im portant to the housewife as one of the smart fashions. The House Dresses The "Electric" Brand open to women, new ideas as to home attire. They make possible a trim, attractive appearance while doing house work. Above all Electric Brand House Dresses are economical on account of their dur ability. Prices range from $1.00 to $3.00 -Gtflrk- Lovely New Spring Cotton New Ratings in solids, checks, stripes and plaids, new cotton crepes, new cloth, new ging hams, percales. One lot of 32 inch colored crepe with solid OCp white cords running through it. Z3u 25c 1 I New colored checked crepes, at New Anderson's Scotch Gingham 25c Anderson's 32 inch Ivenhoe Gingham, all fast colors 15c New Mattings, Rogs and Curtains This department has made a great improve ment this season with a new and competent man in charge, New Rugs, New Curtains, New Mattings. The Latest Ideas in Spring Footwear Our shoe departwent is readv for Rprine. "A COMPLETE RHOE STORE," showing all that new and best for Men. Women and Children. Whether your needs arp; Work Shops. House Shoes, for street wear -or Ranees, you i are certain to find it amon the thousands of pairs of shoes at this store. Expert shoe fitters.' PARTICULAR! ATTENTION GIVEN TO CHILDREN. Ladies' Colonial Pumps in gun metal or patent, with fancy buckle Ladies' Patent Colonial Pumps, with new "Kidnev Heel"... $3.00 $3.50 Ladies' Patent Tango Pumps, at $3.50 Misses and Ladies' Baby jDoll Shoes in gun metal and patent. .ini:i:im:tn.wji:u:.H. mwva iry.in-H."i.u:n.Hin IF YOU SEE IT IN OUR AD, IT'S SO 4.mi:MiW:n.ujm:u.-LraTT worthy a seat in the legislature" re gardless of wfhatever sort of plat form he might stand upon. We could not have used plainer language. It was a direct and honest answer, right from tne shoulder. The Banner could not have misunderstood it. And yet that paper continues to stu diously misrepresent us hy insinu ating that we have "evaded" the is sue. It knows that we have not "evaded" the issue; that we do not evade any issue. Tnen why misre present us? Why, echo answer, Why? THE REPUBLICANS. Harmony, ana a desire to continue to browse in the green pastures that they have had for the past three years, were the distinct features of the meeting of the republican state committee held at Nashville last week, when a convention was called for April 15. The committee was largely made up of "proxies," chief among them being office holders by the grace of Gov. Hooper's adminis tration. It is not surprising that they were enthusiastically for the gover nor. However, there is no denying the fact that this sentiment is gener ally shared by the masses of the par ty. It cannot be denied that Gov. Hooper is the most popular republi can in the state; he is the only leader that party has had in a generation who can hold all of the discordant el ements together. Gov. Hooper will again be nominat ed on April 15. The candidacy of Justice S. C. Williams, an independ ent democrat, will be endorsed and probably the independent democrats will be tendered the railroad com missionership as an additional sop. It was made (plain at the recent meet ing that fusion is the republican hope , of victory. While, so far as we know, ; the independent democrats were not i consulted, nor did they attend the ; meeting, all the "leaders" declared that they were just as "loyal" to Hooper and fusion as they had ever been. Just who authorized the re publican officeholders to speak for the independent democrats is a matter about which we are not informed, but they did it with an assurance and a sang froid that Indicates firm be lief in their right to do so. Gov. Hooper w-ill receive this year as large, or may be larger republican vote than he has heretofore obtain ed. The progressive party In Ten nessee Is too weak to attract many republicans. The governor's great ability as a master politician has smoothed the wrinkles out of his own household. But even should be re- iceive the votes of every republican in the state he could not be elected without aid from the voters of other parties or those who do not claim al legiance to any party. Gov. Hooper will not receive all of the republican votes. He never has. There are plenty of republicans all over Tennessee who have never voted for him and there are others who will never vote for him. In order to win he must have democratic help. Whether or not he will get that in sufficient numbers to give him a ma jority the events of the next few months alone will demonstrate. It all depends upon what the democrats do. If they persist in the short-sighted, Bourbon policy that they have pursued the past four years, it re quires no prophet to foresee the re election of Hooper. But if the democratic organization will accept conditions as they are; forget the past and meet present con ditions, the next governor of Tennes see will be a democrat. No half way measures will do. The democratic organization must be reformed and regenerated. It must turn Its face toward the rising sun. It must have no sort of subserviency to any spec ial interest It must atcept and ac knowledge prohibition as the fixed, settled and irrevokable policy of the state. And above that it must nomi nate for governor one whose life and service are an ab solute guarantee to the peo ple of his devotion to the platform declarations. If the democrats will do this Hooper will retire from the office of governor next January, oth erwise he will be his own successor. No weakling can defeat Hooper, even upon a strong platform. Hooper has proven his ability. He has all in all, made the state a splendid gov ernor. He has a good official recard behind him. He is a first rate cam paigner and the ablest and most as tute politician within the borders of the commonwealth. He has a strong hold upon the independent voters. Fortune has favored him. After hav ing jeopardised the election law, in fact the whole fabric of good govern ment, upon a doubtful issue, he was rescued by the closest decision pos sible from the last court in the state. He was undoubtedly born under a lucky star. He has a well construct ed and liberally oiled machine and is ! strong in popular favor. No pigmy can dislodge him. The best grade of Local View Post Cards, 10 varieties, lc each. L. E. HARRISON, Five and Ten Cent Store. HENRY JONES BUYS THE BYE-PA I HE TINKER THOMPSON AND EL1 DRIDGE DENH AM SELL INTER EST IN FLAT IRON BUILDING. In an imnnrtnnt rionl that tOOS place Wednesday afternoon, the W Upii- .loDfi acquired control of the celH tie restaurant and fruit stand at tbl rnmor rf ClarAon and Wl'.-t -WeQW Rtreets. Thn nrirp, is saiil 1 t-ed tl $2,500. Tinker Thompson dridee Denham. who conce idea and built the now famoue AH Irnn Ruilriiner oc it ia nmv fait rMlllciH ur tmt on1 Mr Tflllt tJM . u... ... it nil'. ..x.. " immediate possession. The Bye-Path has been oi best patronized restaurant city, and it is said that it very profitable to its own situation is one of the b city and the store has been i from the day that it opeued THREE CAR LOADS CEMENT! Three car loads of stand; i land Cement Just In. STREET d&wIltjTIN & VAUOHAN CO.