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-VoTTLV. NO. 2i. COUUMSIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAV, MAY ffi 1914. TENNESSEE ORPHAN IRES A HOME All F ARM COUNTY THROUGH GENEROSITY OF W. W. GANT, OF SHELBYVILLE, PLACE 18 SECURED. WAS INTERESTEDLY DR. BOAZ philanthropic Citizen of Bedford County Gives $8,000 Toward the Purchase of Frierson Place on Wil liamsport Pike. Through the generosity of W. W. Gant, a prominent and well to do citi zen of Shelbyville, the Tennessee Or phan home today acquired a splendid Maury county farm. Ever since the establishment of the home here five years ago it has been the ambition of Superintendent Boaz and the board of trustees, to own a farm for the home where the boys could be taught practical agriculture right under the direction and supervision of the offi cials of the home. At last this ambition has been real ized and today deeds were delivered to the home by which it acquires the Frierson property, four miles out on the Williamsport pike. The place contains 275 acres of good land and is admirably watered. There are few improvements aside from some ten ant houses, but the trustees feel that they found a place that will just suit their needs. The price paid for the land was ?13,000. Of this sum Mr. Gant gen erously contributed $8,000. The Block er real estate exchange, who made the deal, gave the home $100 on the purchase price. The Columbia Insur ance Agency, from whom the proper ty was purchased, contributed anoth er $100 to the home, leaving a balance of $4,800 which was assumed by the home and will be paid by that insti tution. Mr. Gant, to whom credit 1b due for the purchase of the farm, Is eighty two years of age, one of the best cit izens of Shelbyville, and who has for some years contemplated some noble charity. He finally decided that he could do no better than to endow the Tennessee Orphan Home with a farm. It is a practical form of philanthropy that will endure and bless humanity long after his bones are dust. It was through the efforts of Superin tendent Boaz that Mr. Gant was in duced to give this expression of his generous Impulse And no one could be more gratified over any event than Dr. Boaz is over the realization of his long cherished hope for a farm for the hom. FRANK G. COOK SELLS FURNITURE STORE TO OUTFITTING COMPANY ESTABLISHED IN THE GROWTH ABLE SEKMON Jtu'l Or 101 COUNTYHI J ran DELINQUENT TAX SALES ABOUT SAME THIS YEAR AS 1 AST COUNTY TEACHERS TO HOLD INSTITUTE 1HE COMING WEEK FOR 8EVENTEEN YEARS ONE OF REV. W. R. BOURNE DELIVERS CITY'S M08T SUCCESSFUL BUSINE8S MEN WILL MOVE TO DECATUR,KALA. ELOQUENT ADDRES8 TO THE 8ENIOR CLA88. LARGE CROWD IN ATiENDANCE New Firm Is Made Up of Miles, Fred Speaker Stresses the Importance of 8. and Sam Cook, All of Whom Are Constant Application and Effort. Well Known and Experienced in 1 Moral Development Should Not Be tn Furniture Business. Forgotten Splendid Music. TWO HUNDRED FORTY TRACTS WILL BE IN SE83ION FROM MON WILL BE SOLD BY TRUSTEE ON JUNE I. DAY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. EIGHTEEN PtRJENT. INTEREST ATHENAEUM JPIACE SELECTED Columbia Hat Fewer Delinquents Absolutely Necessary That Teachers This Year Than Last By Over One Be In Attendance Three-Fourths of nunarea Per Cent Moet of Lots Tim in OrH.r t ... - w. ww w tu ivateei HEREFORD CATTLE SALE ON JUNE SIXTH AT FAYETTEVILLE UNDER PROGRESSIVE POLICY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE N. C. AND 8T. L. R. R. Redeemed Few Really Sold The sale of lands for delinquent taxes will range about the same this " ranK u. took, for seventeen years To a large and appreciative audi in the furniture and houso furnishing ence on Sunday morning Rev. W. R. business in Columbia and one of the Bourne, the state high school inspec-! 'eai as last- About two hundred for- city's most successful business men, tor, at the high school auditorium, '. & tracts will be offered by the trus- today sold his business, stock, ac- delivered the commencement sermon ! on tne flrst Monday in June, counts, good will and all, located on to the Maury County High School. I The taxes on most of these pieces South Main street to the Cook Out- All of the class of 1914 and many of i of property are less than a dollar. On fitting Company, composed of Sam C. the former graduates of the institu- aae ot tnem tow afe only a few Cook, Miles Cook and Fred S. Cook, tion were present and the speaker I048- However, by the time the Mr. Cook will rest during the sum- was given the closest attention. 11,168 and fees for delinquency are mer, probably spending the most of j The music, one of the ambitious Md, they run up considerably. The his time in Columbia. He will then and highly enjoyable features of the delinquents are charged a sum total go to Decatur, Ala., where he is and occasion, was furnished by the alum has been for years engaged in a sim- nae and the members of the senior ilar line of business. His firm is 'class. Miss Emma Claire Moore Cook Bros. Furniture Company and sang a solo and Miss Ruth Shields his brother David, who has been with and Clarence Harmon rendered a hm as secretary and treasurer of the beautiful duet firm, will continue in that capacity. Dr. Bourne, who a strong and force Sam Cook, who is associated with ful speaker, full of force and enthusl they new firm, will, however, contin- asm, was at his best in the discus ue to remain at Mt. Pleasant where sion of his theme. He declared that he is the head of the Cook Furniture ' Growth' meant not only education Company, and the business here will of the mind, but it meant moral and be actively managed and directed by spiritual progress. One should ad Miles Cook and Fred S. Cook, both vance along all lines of endeavor, of whom have had years of experi- one must not be content to stand ence - in the furniture business and still in any of the relations of life, both of whom have been associated There can be no real and proper with Frank G. Cook in his business growth, said the speaker, without here. Fred Cook has for some time work and effort. Whatever is worth been with the Decatur store while attaining in this world requires effort Miles Cook has been here. The speaker urged the graduates of The new firm is a strong one, made the school, after they went into the up as It is of men who are experienc- activities of life, to continue to apply ed in house fitting, (rho have been themselves; that in the business successful In business and who are world they must apply the lessons well and favorably known to the peo- which they have learned in the school pie of this section. They expect to room tf they are to attain unto suc carry the very largest assortment of cess. furniture and house furnishings and 1 to continue the policy of the old firm for liberal and fair dealing and pro gressive methods. Frank G. Cook, who retires from business in Columbia, is one of the best known and most popular young business men of the community. He has a large circle of friends who will EQUALIZATION BOARD TO COM regret that his business interests Will carry him away from Columbia but whose best wishes will follow him to his new home at Decatur. TOO MUCH JUICE, RES0LT A FINE COUPLE OF NEGROES DRIVE ONE OF GUS WATSON'S HOR8E8 TOO FAR. Sheriff Godwin arrested Tuesday morning a negro woman and man upon complaint of Gus Watson, the local livery man. They hired a horse and buggy, stating that they wanted to drive only as far as West End, hut instead they went on to Mt. Pleasant. On being brought before Esq. Alexan der they were fined $5 and costs. They were arrested under an act passed in 1901, making it an offense to hire livery rigs to drive a certain distant and then taking much longer trips. The negro hailed from Lexing ton, Ky. They had Imbibed too much fire water, and were hardly In a con dition to know how far or how much they had driven. REV. IRA WATERMAN CLOSES HIS WORK SEVENTY.SEVEN PROFESSIONS DURING MEETING AT THE BAPTIST MISSION. Rev, Ira Waterman, who was con nected with the (Lewis party, has, c,sed his series of meetings at the ttnptiBt Mission in South Columbia. was very successful, as seventy sevon professed religion and made decorations of a desire to lead bet ter lives in the future. He has gone t Lewlsburg to join Rev. Llndgren h the preparatory work for a meet ing there by the Lewis party. ASSESSOR WILL FINISH WORK SOON FORMER STATE CHAIRMAN HERE HON. J. C. R. M'CALL, OF NASH VILLE, 18 A VISITOR TO COLUMBIA. Hon. James C. R. McCall, of Nash ville, prominent for years in the poli tics of Tennessee, is a visitor here today on legal business. Mr. McCall has been assistant district attorney for several years and is engaged now in the practice of his profession at the capital. He is a member of the noted McCall family, of Carroll coun- MENCE IT LABORS FIRST OF JUNE. Maury county's biennial assessment of real and personal property will be finished In a few days. The books must be ready under the law to turn over to the county board of equaliza tion on the first Monday in June. The board will meet at that time and hear complaints and make an equali zation of assessments. That tne property of the county is not proper ly equalized in the tax assessments is generally admitted. Whether or not a determined effort will be made by the county board to remedy all of the defects in the assessments is not known. However, it is expected that the board will be in session for sev eral weeks. After the equalization board completes its labors the bookf are placed In the hands of the cofanty MAURY C0UNTIAN NOW HEAD OF ONE " OF LARGEST BANKS IN ALL ty, being a brother of Judge John E. court clerk who has until Oct. 1 to McCall. United States district judge, make out the tax books. He has been for many years a con spicuous figure in the republican councils of the state, having served from 1904 to 1906 as chairman of the state executive committee of his par ty. Prior to that time he was for many years the secretary of the com mittee. He managed the campaign of Jesse M. Littleton in the memora ble contest for governor in 1904.' Mr. McCall stated this morning that he was here purely on private "business and that he was taking no active part in political affairs. MR. PADGETT WILL SPEAK AT CAMDEN MEMBER FROM THIS DISTRICT TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OF TRADE. Representative Lemuel P. Padgett, of this district, has been invited by the board of trade of Camden, N. J., to attend the annual meeting tonight and deliver one of the principal ad dresses of the occasion. Mr. Pad gett has accepted the invitation and will speak there tonight of eighteen per cent after the ezpira tton of the time limit for ihe payment of taxes on March 1. The pieces of property are gener ally bid in by the state. Most of them are redeemed sooner or later by their owners. But few ever stay per- irionnnfl r In il,,, . x . . . . . I. t -tf 4.1 ' lunuvuuj IU iiio WW UCl Dill LI Ul tUO state. The situation of the delinquent owners varies greatly, some of the districts that had a large number last year have but few this year. General ly tLe seventh and ninth districts, In which Mt. Pleasant and Columbia are situated, have by far the largest num ber. However, the number In Colum bia aas decreased over one hundrei per cent this yead. Last year there were over fifty tracts, this year there are only about twenty. There lias been almost a corresponding. Increase though, in the seventh district, which has the most this time. Most of the tracts are very pmall, generally only lots. Many of them are owned by negroes. Some aie In possession of owners outside of the county, who do not know that they own the property. From State Superintendent Next week will be a busy one for the teachers of Maury county, ns the annual county institute will be held here. It will last for the entire week. The sessions will be at the Athenae um. Superintendent John P. Craham has practically completed the pro gram for the entire six days. Only some of the teachers for the various subjects remain to be chosen. He de sires to get some instructors from out of the county, but has not narte defi nite arrangements as yet. The subjects for study will be the topics taught in the regular routine of school. Among the number are al gebra, primary methods, physics, ge ology, literature and arithmetic. The Institute will begin at 8:30 in the morning and last until 1 o'clock, with a short recess about the .niddla of the period. There will be no lessons in the afternoon. It is absolutely necessary, in ac cordance with the instructions of the state superintendent, that the teach ers be present and take part in the institute at least three-fourths of the time that it is in session. This is ab soluely Imperative in order to gei a certificate to teach in the fall. FIFTY HEAD WILL BE SOLD THERE The American Hereford Cattle Breed ers' Association Will Lend Its As sistance. To Encourage Raising of This Quality of Stock By Farmers. The farmers' and breeders of live stock in this section of the South should be gratified to learn that through the influence' of the Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway the American Hereford Cattle Breeders Association has agreed to inaugurate a series of auction sales of registered animals to be held at a number of points in the territory reached by the Company's lines. L. P. Bellar, General Agent, Indus trial, Agricultural and Immigration Division of the road's Traffic De partment has just returned from Kansas City, where he was in con ference with the Executive Commit tee of the Association, and an nounces that definite arrangements were made for sales at Fayetteville and McMlnnville on June 6th and 8th. Fifty head of high class cows, bulls and heifers wlill be disposed of at each sale. Arrangements will lat er be made for sales in other com munities. Since the organization, three or four years ago, of local livestock as sociations in the counties served by the Nashville, Chattanooga & St Louis Railway in Kentucky, Tennes see, Alabama and Georgia, more WILL1AMS0NC0DNTY FAIR ON SEPT. 17-18 FRANKLIN PEOPLE ARE PLAN NING TO HAVE ONE LAST ING TWO DAYS. FRANKLIN, Tenn, May 20. At a meeting of the executive committee of the free county fair May 16, at the Commercial Club rooms, the date for the fair was set for Sept. 17-18. The rules and regulations for governing the fair were adopted, superintend ents for the various departments ap pointed, a partial premium list pre pared and adopted, and a unanimous vote decided that all subscriptions be paid in by June 1. It is expected that all the district commlteemen go out and collect the subscriptions sub scribed. Everything that is given in the way of premiums at other county fairs will be given here, except races, and they expect to have several unique features in addition to the premiums. I as il JOHN H. BARR, WHO COMMENCED HI8 CAREER WITH THE OLD FIRST NATIONAL OF COLUMBIA, ELECTED TO SUCCEED HAR DING A8 HEAD OF FIR8T NATIONAL OF BIRMINGHAM. J. H. Barr, a former Maury coun tlan, one time a clerk In the old First National Bank, of this city, has just been elected president of the First National Bank of Birmingham, Ala., one of the largest banks in the South. He has been vice president of the bank for several years and was pro moted to succeed W. P. Q. Harding, who has recently been selected by President Wilson as a member of the federal reserve board. Mr. Barr'B advance in the financial world has been rapid and he is re cognized all over the South as one of the ablest financiers in the country. In an editorial of some length, the Birmingham Ledger pays a high trub- ute to Mr. Barr. News of his advance ment will be most gratifying to nu merous friends in this section where he was born and reared. He Is a brother of Mrs. Eugene Anderson and Mrs. R. P. Dodson, whom he frequent ly visits. It 1b interesting to note in connec tion with Mr. Barr's advancement the fact that he commenced his banking career in this city with Charles A. Parker, now the head of the Maury National Bank. They were intimate ly associated for several years. One is now the president of the First Na tional Bank of Birmingham, while the other has advanced step by step until he holds a similar position with the Maury National Bank. JERSEY SALE TO BE LARGELYATTENDED It is probable that there will be in 'than a thousand head of pure bred attendance practically the entire mil Lnimials have been distribluted of teachers in the county. The insti- jong the Company's lines through tutes have proven very helpful in the the agency of such associations, the past, and there has been little dilflcul- 'Btock having been contributed by ty in getting the teachers to come. Iprominent home breeders and by The program is varied 'and interest-1 tne most reliable breeders In Ken- lng, ana tne periods are only one nair tucky, Indiana, Iowa and other hour each. InBlirhhnHne statps. Thfi sales ar ranged by the Management of the N. C. & St L. with the American Here ford Cattle Breeders Association, co-operating with the local county lve stock associations are in pur suance of the Company's well known policiy to assist the farmers and breeders along Its lines In every war practical to improve their herds and to encourage a more general busi ness of producing livestock on the farm. The Company and the breed ers co-operating with it in this im portant service should Receive the unqualified support of every farmer and business man in communities where it is attempted to distribute breeding animals in the manner stated. The Company will accord nominal and passenger fares within a reason ble radius from the points of sale to accommodate those who may desire to attend and purchase the specific rates to be announced shortly. INDICATIONS ARE THAT BUY ERS WILL BE HERE FROM MANY 8TATE8. Ttoe catalogues for the Middle Ten nessee Individual Jersey Breeder's sale, which will be held at South Side Park next Monday, are being distrib uted by the secretary, Hugh Lee Web ster. They are elegantly gotten up and handsome specimens of printer's work. Seventy-six head of high class Jer seys will be offered at the sale. They ocme from the herds of R. S. Hop kins, J. B. Lovell, J. L Hutton, Alf Thomas, Mrs. T. H. Mangrum, Miss fiosa Barnett, W. G. Rainey, James English, J. Lem Thomas, R. P. Thur anan, W. B. White, Frank Wheeler and Frank Gracey. Col's D. L. Perry and R. R. Bailey will offer the cattle at auction. The sale promises to be largely attend ed. Inquiries in regard to tbe sale have been received from almost every state in the union. Many of those In quiring have promised to be on band. The attendance will be mainly from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Ken tucky and Arkansas. FINE JACK BRINGS A LONG PRICE ALLEN HARLAN SENDS ONE TO GEORGIA AT LITTLE LESS THAN FOUR FIGURES. Allen B. Harlan, of Oakwood Farm, has recently sold to John M. Atwood, of V el on a, Ga., probably one of the best bred jacks that nas ever left the confines of Maury county. He is called "Tennessee Colonel,' and was bred by Mr. Harlan on his co'ebrated farm. He is three years old, fifteen hands high, and is a grandson of Im ported Taxpayer and a great grand son of Imp. Great Eastern. He brought a price of a little less than four figures. Mr. Harlan has had foaled recently at his farm a magnificent jacq colt out of Queen of Oakwood by Imp. Moro. He thinks that he will make a crackerjack. ENCOURAGED OVER FREE JURNPIKES PRE8IDENT ANDER80N SEE8 IN CREASED 8ENTIMENT AGAINST TOLL GATE8. President Anderson, of the Colum bia Board of Trade, is very much en couraged over the results of the cam paign inaugurated by Columbia's live commercial organization for free turnpikes. Mr. Anderson believes that if a persistent campaign of ed ucation is pursued and the question kept actively before the people that sentiment will be largely behind the (movement. He urges every member of the Board of Trade to become an active and enthusiastic propogandlst for the free pikes. NO BIDS FOR BONDS OF STATE BUT 8HORT TERM NOTE8 WILL AGAIN HAVE TO BE 80 LD. Special to The Herald. NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 20. No bids were received on state bonds to day. Several representatives of New York financial institutions are here willing to negotiate short teim notes.