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r COLUMBIA HCRaLB, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1914.
II. '1.1: 8- il 1 mm THE COLUMBIA HERALD ttlilked Weekly by The Herald Publishing Compaay. Entered in the Postofflce at Columbia, Tenn., us second class mail matter. J. I. FINNEY Editor W. D HASTINGS, Business Manager toilet and Teniences. the ladies indisposed, white bed SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year $1.00 Six Months 50c I1 1 LADIES REST ROOM. Columbia should have a ' ladies Test room. It ought to have a place where the women from the country can come and rest, where they can fcring the little folks and a place for meeting one another. In the little mountain town of McMinnville the ladies of the Civic League have es-1 tablished and successfully operated lor more than a year a rest room. Jt has come to be an established in stitution of the town and county. It is now supported jointly by the county court and the board of alder men. It is administered under the direction of the civic league. This room is located in the busi ness center of the town. It is fitted up with reading room, with a place .for eating lunches. It has lavatory, the other modern con There is a lounge for who are tired or become There is a lovely little for the baliios. An ele gant elderly lady is the matron. She gives her entire time to the duties of the place. She is always on hand to minister to the visitors, to help with the children and even to keep them while their tired mothers are out on a shopping expedition In fact it is her whole duty to make Comfortable and at home all of the ladies who use the rest room and the number is increasing all the time. Everything possible is done to give the rooms a home like ap pearance and all visitors are made to feel at home. It is a great boon to mothers espeaially who must bring the little ones to town when they go upon shopping expeditions. In brief it is a ladies chili, the dif ference being that there are abso lutely no charges for any thing to the visitors, the whole expense which is not large, being met by public appropriations and private donations. Every consideration of humanity and of hospitality should dictate a like institution in Columbia. And there is a more material view which makes a powerful argument for a j rest room here. It has been the ex-1 perience of the people in the case ; cited above that the rest room has made for better and more cordial relations between the city and coun try folks. It has made them better acquainted with each other. It has brought more trade to the town. By making shopping easier and giving the women and children this club more shoppers in the town have been made. These suggestions are respectfully submitted for the con sideration of our splendid women's organizations. ELECTION RESULTS. Over in Hamilton county the com missioners of election have issued a certificate of election to a representa tive, although the commissioners state that changes upon the talley sheets and poll books, which are man ifest upon examination, are sufficient to change the result of the election. The commissioners declare, however, that in spite of plain and patent fraud they have been constrained to issue certificates upon the result as shown when the canvass was made. We are not adviesd as to whether or, not this is the law, but if it is the law ought to be changed. Assuredly if, after an eleciion is over and the result certified by the sworn officials of election, the returns are changed by the subtraction or ad dition of tallies, and that fact ig plain upon the face of the returns, the commissioners should not be bound to give acquiescence to the fraud, and we cannot believe that such a hold ing is the intent of the law. It is true that the commissioners are min isterial officers; they have no judicial functions, no right to go behind the returns or hear and determine con tests. But we believe that detecting frauds that are plain and can be seen of all men is a function that is minis terial. Suppose, for example, that in a close election the returns from one or two precincts should be stolen or destroyed, would not the commission ers have the right to set thm up by proper evidence? Unquestionably they would and that has been the practice where such efforts have been made. The Hamilton county c .ntest should be rigidly investigated. It is a small matter who gets the certifi cate of election, but it is another thing if a precedent should be established in Tennessee for the fraudulent changing of election returns after the battle at the polls is over. Acqui escence in the result, as determined by the majority is a cardinal princi ple of democracy, one that we cannot without great danger to our institu tion, depart from. Magazine Tickets Must Be Presented Before Dec. 31st, 1914. Mail Orders Filled Sam! Day Received. We Pay Postage. Beginning Dec. 1st UNTIL XMAS mm Christmas Department With Almost Double Space Almost half of our third floor is given over to Christmas things mo e room than ever before which means more than ever before to choose from and PRICES ARE NO HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR Santa Clans Sends His Greetings Through This Store To all Children in Columbia and vicinity and extend to one and all an invitation to come to his headquarters. Hundreds and Hundreds ot New Dolls, Toys and Games Every kind you have seen and many new ones. The doll family is as bright and big as ever. See the trains, automobiles and everything. MAIL YOUR LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS HERE Come here look over our Toy Department, then write Santa what you want and mail the letter at this store it will be published in The Herald. Santa will be sure to read it. I One lot Ladies' $15.00 Tailored Suits, $9.90 One lot Ladies' $17.50 to $25.00 Tailored Suits, $13.90 One lot Ladies' $30 00 and $35.00 Tailored Suits, $23.90 Remarkable Values in Coats Our entire collection at the following prices: S4.90S7.90 S9.90SI2.90 $19.90 Specials from All Over the Store One lot of navy and black Serge Drosses.. One lot of $10 Serge and Silk Dresses... .. One lot of Dress s $15 Silk $5.90 $6.90 $9.90 A BETTER OUTLOOK. Signs are increasing for better times ahead for the people of this coun try. Reports from the industrial and financial centers are decidedly reas suring. They very strongly indicate that the worst of the situation is over. Big business men are taking courage and capital is less timid than it has been since the beginning of the Euro pean convulsion. The opening of steel plants that have been idle is one of the healthiest signs upon the finan cial horizon. The increase in the. ! price of cotton and the ever increas ing demand from Europe for food stuffs and for the munitions of war are evidences of a better day to come. The launching of the new federal banking system will be a great boon to our financial interests and will make money easier. There is no reason whatever why any hard headed business .man should take anything but an optimistic view of the situation. Everything points to a period of great prosperity for the people of America. We are at peace with the world and will continue to be as long as Woodrow Wilson is the President. Our foreign trade is bound to tremendously increase at the ex- NON-VOTING VOTERS. i Dense of the nations that are engae- In Florida by the last federal cen-jed in a devastating war. Cotton will bus are nearly 200,000 males of voting ' in the course of a few months reach a age. The total vote cast in that ! price that will be remunerative to the state in the recent election was 23,- growers. The acreage will be reduc 000 But nominations there in the jed and the people of the South will primary are equivalent to election. live more at home than has been their However, the highest primary vote , custom. One lot of Ladies Lace, Chiffon and.Pussy Willow Silk Waists.. . $3.50 One lot of white and colore d Crepe de Chine waists at One lot of Ladies Misses $1 Middies.. and $2.50 75c One lot of Ladies $7.50 to $10 Skirts, odds and ends at $3.90 Some Specials in Shoes One lot of Ladies $3 vici pat ent tip shoes all sizes at One lot of drens $2.50 odds and ends 10s to Misses and Chil- to 13 shoos $1.98 Chil- 98c $3.00 One lot of Ladies $2 50 QQn & $3 shces,all small si;: - JOu One lot of Mens heavy farm shoes in black and tan Underwear For Men, Women and Children One lot of Mens extra heavy lleeced shirts and Kflft drawers OUb One lot of Ladies Hennosa vests and pants light weight, medium and very heavy weitrnt 50c Ladies union suits 50c and Misses and Boys union suits $1.00 50c One lot of fancy cotton Suiting and Flannelette 10c Men's extra heavy Hair Wool shirts and drawers . .. Camels $1.50 25c Roys heavy iloeced shirts and drawers Wool, Silk and Cotton Dress Goods One lot of $2 Crepe C 1 JQ Meteors in all colon? ,jj One lot of $1 to $1 50 Dress velvet in all co'ors and black One lot of $1 to $1.50 Dress Goods, all the new fall shades.. 85c Wool 79c One lot of 10c fancy Gingham and solid colored Cham brys 7k 7!c fancy One lot of light and dark Outing One lot of 20c and 25c figured Kimona Crepes at I Jb t Some Specials in House i Furnishing One lot of $15 Brm sels Rugs One lot of $18 Rugs at One lot of all plaid Blankets One lot of .plaid cottoi Blankets $10.00 ) 5 $13.90 1 3.uu ; $1.50 IF YOU SESEi IT I3XT OUR AID, IT'S SOj ENFORCE ALL LAWS. Mayor Howse, of Nashville h?s in- should be allowed to go unwnip; of justice. But we should not stop there. structed the chief of police to rigidly We should visit sure and certain pun enforce the Sunday laws, requiring ishment upon the-man, high or low, the closing of all places of amuse- rich or poor, who sheds human blood. rnent run for profit. It is to be hoped that the mayor will abide by this res-j THE MEANDERING SALESMAN, olution and hold the police strictly j It seems that the tax laws afford to account if they fail to enforce the no protection to the merchants who Sunday laws. Now the mayor should pay license, who are valuable assets advance another step and just as em- to the business, social and moral life phatically insist upon the execution of the community, against the fly by of all the other laws of the municipal- night vendors of merchandise who Ity, especially the law against the i canvass the county and do a big Imsi- sale of liquor which seems to have ness without making any contribu-j been most flagrantly violated in Nash- tions whatever to the support of the ville. government. These peddlers escape SLOAN'S ORATORY HITS BANQUETERS WILLIAM FLEMING IS RESTING WELL NOT AS BADLY INJURED IN FALL AS HAD BEEN FEARED ON T I I c c r A V ever known was 00,000. In Tennessee only about the voters go to the polls, very little better in Maury half We county. This thing of enforcing one low or all the burdens and responsibilities j All in all he is indeed a confirmed certain laws and forgetting other , of the home dealers, very often they I of pessimist and a chronic dyspeptic statutes is the bane of our America!) succeed in imposing upon the credu- do1 who does not see a bright outlook for political system. We have spasms of lus and the unsuspecting who are POPULAR COLUMBIAN MAKES NOTABLE ADDRESS AT PROC PERITY MEET. ! William (Monk) Fleming, who fell Representing the Board of Trade of, Tuesday afternoon at Wildridge's and Columbia, James A. Sloan, the prince sustained serious injuries, is fortu of good fellows, made one of the not- nately not as badly hurt as was at able addresses at the big prosperity first feared. The injury to Ins head banquet at Nashville on Tuesday is not regarded as very serious al night at which more than 1,500 peo- though quite painful. The skull wis pie were present. Mr. Sloan's speech not fractured and it is uelievi was pronounced one of the distinct he- will soon recover from this It is on the shoulder that he ed the most severe injuries, the bones being .broken, lb rk. sustain one cit is re- At the close of the supplemental reg-jare improving very jbusiness In this country. Conditions last and they are Istration last August there were bound to get better as the days pass 7,491 names on the rolls. A few by. The world needs w hat we pro more were added In November and duce and must pay a good price. Borne dropped. Alter accounting tor all duplications, removals and deaths not less than 7,000 voters were regis tered at the November election. Yet DR. GEO. R. WHITE. Tennessee has never had a more capable or more energetic official than In that election only 4, 318 went to Dr. George R. White, the head of the virtue and insist upon the punishment ever ready, strange to relate, to lend of certain law violators, forgetting for an ear to the stranger without any the time other and equally as mpor- thing to recommend him but a pros tant statutes for safeguarding the perous appearance and a slick tongue, welfare of the public. In our zeal to They usually sell goods at higher accomplish certain reforms v e are prices than they could be bought likely to overlook matters that are from the home merchant. Their just as necessary for the pnb'ic in- wares are frequently inferior and terest. when bought and paid for the unwary This is notably the case in Tenues- Purchaser has no relief. ported to have rested fairly well last night. Young Fleming is one of the popu- the polls. In other words there were -live stock department. He has done see. We have come to regard an ap- 11 Dein8 impossible to tax these nearly 3,000 voters In the county who j much for the advancement of the in- peal for law enforcement simply as a leeches we can do nothing but con made no effort to cast a ballot. Interests of the live stock industry in supplication for the punish- duct a campaign of education. We the recent August election, where ; the state, has always been right on ment of the meandering boot- can simPly warn and reiterate our there had been heated and interest ing local fights, only about 5,200 vot ed, leaving nearly 2,000 who made no attempt to exercise the elective fran chise. Our voters simply do not vote. We think that we are in the midst of an intensely exciting contest. The peo ple get terribly wrought up, the politi cians tell us that if this side or that ide does not win the country is hound to go to the demnltion bow prows, but in spite of it all about forty per cent of our voting popula tion refuse to go to the polls on elec tion day. We do not know the remedy. Prob is a corking good speaker. 1w. JrV Itti t. Virt .I.iti.,,. nt V. I , . m . . . , , warnincr t tha nncnononilnnr M,Jir ...... mc juu. no uui.a "uuco u. mo legger, dui reruse aDsoiuieiy :o get uuousrwuue w a, c pression in the financial o'nee ana has tne courage to penorm excited over the repeated failures to a11 100 orien me victims or tnese them. He has not been active in pol- convict men who Bhed human blood. Pleasant speaking indiviiduals. And Itics. He has attended to the duties Human life is just about the cheapest we a0 more than that for we ex of his office. The state would be for- thing in America, and it is a bit pect continuously to remind the buy tunate should he be continued in his cheaper than anything else in Ten- 'ng Public of their obligations to the present position. There should be no nessee. The worst of the situation is home merchant. We expect to hold politics in his department. He has that all admit that thi sis true and up to them the community of inter made good, and has not been a parti- yet no one seems to care i 'ap if it est mat must exist between people san and deserves appointment. Gov. js nd vet the law that "Thou shalt engaged In different lines of business Rye would assuredly render the state not kni" j8 a8 old as law itself. Cen- " we are to have that measure of an important service should he con- turies ago it was thundered from Mt. Prosperity that we should and would tinue White on the job. ginai by the Lord and it has been em- nave lf a11 were loVal to home institu- bodied in every man-made code that tions. We are going to do our level There will be no dearth of candi- the world has ever known hits of the occasion. He spoke in a i light vein, a thread of good natured humor running through his remarks. He was also at times eloquent, es pecially when he pictured the dawn of a period of prosperity to be unpar alleled in the annals of this country, lar clerks of the Woldridge Compa- His tribute to Maury county, the ny and has numerous friends who "Dimple of the Universe," was a gem have anxiously inquired about of the purest ray serene. His word since his accident became known, painting of the beauties of nature, of Many messages of sympathj have the lovliness of our women and the been sent to him and to the laniil: vast resources of our land provoked 't has been only a little more than a long applause. Mr. Sloan caught the year ago since his brother, an engi- attention of his hearers when he ear- neer on the Louisville & Nashville Bestly advocated hard work, ever- Railroad, met a tragic death in 1 lasting application and earnest eu- wreck and this fact adds to the sym- rloQvnp q a Mm anroot i--, i . w . 1 ; L . ,... nntbu that haa hoon fplt for VOUflS world. Mr. Fleming's parents, Mr. and Sloan's selection was, indeed, a happy Green Fleming. one, for he is not only a splendid rep- - " resentative of the best of Maury coun ty sentiment and aspiration, but he Mrs. APPOINTMENT OF HOG CHOLERA MEN ELKS CONTRIBUTE BARREL OF FLOUR DRS. O'CONNOR AND WILLIS WILL MAKE FOUR ADDRESSES SATURDAY. for dates for comptroller this time. Al- do not execute this law. Of all the tnat loyalty to home will be a first though few people realize it, under laws that is upon our books it is the Principle with every good citizen of The frlln7)i p- nnnnin t II ' II t S snnakinc Satnrdav have been inadeW But we best t0 make the sentiment so strong LOCAL LODGE WILL HELP FUND Irs. O'Connor and Willis, f the hoc bly the government is as well run .existing tax laws, the comptroller's highest. According to the theory of Maury county. rith only sixty per cent voting as it would be if all voted. We cannot ay as to that, but we do know that in the states of the North and East where a much larger per cent of the electorate vote, the people have no 'at In 1916. office is one of the most powerful in our civilization human life is tne most our scheme of government. sacred thing in the world. But we Since full returns from the second do not practice what we preach. We congressional district have come in It is said that James B. Frazier is do not punish men who kill their fel- we imagine that the Hon. Harvey grooming himself to run for the sen- low men Luke Lea will Indeed be them. failure to resign as railroad commls FOR THE SUFFERING BELGIANS. In accordance with their usual cus tom of contributing to all worthy causes, the local lodge of Elks has cholera eradication office: Athendale, 9 a. m. Theta, 11 a. m. Jamison's Store, 2 p. m Dark's Mills, 4 p. m. The addresses will be made contributed a barrel of flour to the school houses at these piai ' - made along the 1 1 L. .ni.i.l ll IIm. I'l now 10 prevent mc ii" " wnflinw ,.,.,!., - Af TI ...,,..1, .... ... Iw ....... .... ,.f V. ; . fii,,,! ,1... ; . 1 1 1 . M .. - M ...11 ...111 l .. . . . ,1 ..lin III'' i' vv f3 latuci in" rr-. hoi yco ui iiniiiiaii uaa ill, icicl ucvauDC ui 111a iuiiu uiui it) utJUlf, ralSea IOT me SUT- Lfcllllo will uc liiauc better government on the whole than a fortunate individual if we enjoy in Tennessee. should be his only opponent. Frazier Every law should be enforced. o sioner when the democrats nomlnat bootlegger or pistol packer of thief ed him for congress. fering and starving Belgians. Subscribe for The Herald. at the The ot his iii dread scourge, which has pi"1 11 been eliminated from the county