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V 1 CAGE FOUR TtfE COLUMBIA HERALD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER iq, 19.10 ii.jjih HE COLUMBIA HERALD. tblihed Weekly by The Colurobli Herald Company, Inc., J. 1. Fin ney, President, W. D. Hastings, Secretary and Treasurer. . i 11 ntered In the Postofflce at Columbia Tenn., as second-class mall matter. L I. FINNEY Prealdem RICHARD H. WYATT Editoi V. D. HASTINGS.. Business Manage' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: me Tear l.2i At Months 7f ROAD FUNDS. Under the levy udoytcd .Monday b he county court the road revenue; or next year from the direct propertj ax Will be thirty per cent less than hey were last year. Tho levy thif ear produced about $30,0i)0 from this ource; next year it will be about $21, 100. It in already u foregone conclu !ion that the wheel taxes must go. flue people have decreed it. This tax roduced during the present year leorly .. $S0,0u0. It is assumed that ome tax for road purposes pu autonio dles will remain but It in safe to esti aate a cut in the wheel tax receipts or next year of $20,000. That means i reduction iu the road reveuues for ho coming year of some $30,000. . Now however much the politicians nay promise or tho people may believe oads cannot be constructed, repaired tr maintained by legislative flat. It aken oin of-tho realm In increasing ibundanoe to keep up the road3 of the bunty.1' Despite the rosy views that wtd enthusiasts'' took of tho recent lection good highway ire going to e paid for in sood and lawful money f the United States. Ono the re markable features of the situation in his county is that some of the mont lrdent advocates of the present law, who declared that It would automatic ally solve all of our road problems, were the first, to repudiate and dtfjowu Jjit; Part nothing daunted they were just E3 quick to promise that some . 1 1 - 1 , 1 .1 - Atl . V. . a . I. I ,1,1 wil liun wuum iiu an hum uikii jiu Kjjjplan had promised and all that it did not do. ' & There ha:i never been a time when 'lAiimrtf 1'iiiiiilv liiid nnvthinir llkn nn FadiVjuatft road revenue. How the groans are going 10 ue maue smooin una piease som amomooue owners who do not think they are traveling unless the speedometer registers far 5 above the legal 'limit, without more revenue, Is a problem that not even a tho wisest and best, statesmen can ''solve. The. traffic on the roads of jau- $'-i7 county and their consequent dopre- elation is five tlme9 what it was five 'tj-vonra ugn urwl vai r.nvlnfr (lint nartnri there lias only been a small Increase in the maintenance fund. Ttw Herald does not. at (his lime ad- J1- vocate a higher tax levy for highways. Conditions do not justify it. It simply fV points out to the peoplo the facts to ( i -warn then, against overconlidence in t the efficacy of any system or any law :l for keeping up the roads without funds. There are well over 1,000 ' miles of highways In .Maury county and there has been well under $101 a mile for rheir upkeep. Reducing IT- ,i this fund by a third or more is simply v, going to impose an additional burden '.' on any individual who may he selected .,i to maintain tho roads. The juigges 'k Hon that a single individual be vested '7 with absolute power to repair and 'J', maintain the roads and expend all of S.JVthe revenues has been approved by a rSi?Iarpe number of the people of the coiin ''$ty, hut the ublest of road experts in the ;f world cannot, give the county the roads that modern traffic requires ' without three or four times the revenue that :..'wa have had in the past. V Moreover, no system is fining to be ; ''self-executing'. Much will depend upon t'f i the. ability, the; charaefW and the'devo vol tori of tho' manager or manager? ho' may be selected. Lint equally 1 ''as much will depend upon the measure of co operation whfeli the system re opIvpu from- the people. The very best plan ever deed will fall If "its of thr before it;1 , , tjesi pian ever iteea win tan ''U- author fo as did the authors ri4:Vvlftiftl'(f' system,, disinherit it has a Tair chance to demonstrate it? i virtues. THE TAX LEVY. ii ho the rate of taxation llxeu S 'Monday by the o.uarterly court foi county and bridge purposes if? admit i.vtedly inadi.Miuate on mu.it uoveithe jiv'hess sympathize with the members ot ijthe rotirt who her.itated to make u ..higher rate than that adopted. Yet .y-.ait nrrent revenues should always lie fuf iI ticient to meet current expenses. The Issuance of long time bonds is nevei 7 iiiKtitied ec'pt for permnuent im : provements. It is bad business to In fc cur a bonded debt to niert a deficit in .the- fvil day. Bill tl." members ol ''th court who stood for tho rate i ' '$1 L'5 on the $100 of taxable" prop -rt? I idealized that a further increase In th 1 T-ate could not be, under e!:-ring cm flitlon.:, otherwise than lmnlopsoriV tc h. lcre. The tax rate of thin yeur rep .esentsan inci ease of only ten portent )ver that of luHt year and if the same oonditlons and prices. for products of the farm and of labor prevailed now I , t ,iiai ootainea eigbteen monthri ago 'his small increase would he practical' ly unnoticed. For example the farmer vho last year paid $15 in taxua will this year pay leas than $."(). Dut last ear ho paid the forty-five dollars'with four and a half barrels ot corn, while this year It will take twelvo barrels 'o liquidate his taxes so that a theo "ctical or apparent Increase of ten !er cent Is an actual advance to the nun who produces tliu thing with which he pays of 250 per cent. It was this very condition of affairs .hat caused tho justices to hesitate ind to really levy an inadequate rate. They appreciated the fact . that the business boom id subsiding and that the taxes must he . paid with lower mai'ginH of profit in business and with cheaper fcibor nnd depreciated farm products. Cost of government, local, Hate and national, has increased tre mendously In recent years. Govern ment has Invaded realms that in ear lier days' would have caused deep re sentiment. Its activities have been ex tended to many phases of life and all of this costs money. Maury county has a good average county conn. Its memhei"s on the whoje are trying ear nestly to serve the best interests of th county; they are good business men and pretty careful fiuardlAUs ,of the county's interests '.,,.,.-. SQUIRE VOORHIES ELECTED BY COURT ! fi;. REQUEST OF THE KING'S DAUGH TERS FOR WOMAN ON POOR HOUSED BOARD DENIED. (From Monday's Daily Herald.) Hy a vote of tw enty to one the quar erly court tills morning declined to accede to the request of the King's Daughters and place a woman on the county poor house commission. Squire Milton T. 'Voorhies, who ban served as commissioner for several years past, was re-elected for another term of three years. It will be' recalled that some time ago the King's Daughters requested that a woman be placed on the poor house commission and requested that Mrs. Eugene Anderson, one of the mot faithful and efficient workers, be elected. Mrs. Anderson was nominated this morning by Esquire English who made a very earnest appeal that, a woman be elected. He paid a high tribute to Mrs. Anderson. Squire Voorhies announced his can didacy for re-election and the roil call gave him twenty-two votes. Squire English voted for Mrs. Audovson. Squire (oad was absent. Squires Jackson arid Davis, while speaking in the most complimentary terms of Mrs'. Anderson and the King's Daughters', said tti.it 'there was really j MtMt$m&m m&m?MrM c (tmym HUNDREDS OF FASHIONABLE This !s Year Guarar t That everything in this ju!v merit must be exactly as reprovi- UttSa Dresses mid Coat THE TAX LAWS. ( splendid woman at the ''Poor house ni !.i.i,i!!l,. i,.i ..., ;-.-. - ...''' ... ff i,n, in tolb W 0t- oi tun women ment to let the present assessment law stand as it is. There ' are too many democrats wlo-havn been elect ed to Uw senate and house pledged either to repeal pr make omend menta to the tax laws to expect that no changes will be made. The demo ocrats who are pledged to amend ments added to the republicans who are pledged to the repeal of the laws will constltutito a , majority that, can easily make such changes an fuirnesn and justice to the owners of real es tate demand. One change that is Imperatively de manded and that is to allow the as sessments to he revised during the coming year and not have them stand unchanged for two yeurs. With a continuous decline in tho prices of farm products the value of farm lands must. go down., It is inevitable. They a'ro not as easily sold now as they were six ..months ago and lack of do mnnd will of itself work, a reduction, in values. The assessments were made this yar when the boom in land was at its peak, when speculation had produced values that in the very na ture of things could not last. Some revision of tho values placed upon the lands this year must lie made else the gravest injustice will be done many farm owners and the ownership of farm property which, should be en couraged, will no longer be profitable. More-over the splendid suggestion made by Governor-elect Taylor that the Income producing value of farms should be given consideration in fix ing assessments . should ho embodied In the law. The laws , governing the assessment of certain corporate prop erty provides that, income bo consid ered in making the assessment and if the rule lis good for ouo Uuiiu uf property it should be considered in ar riving at the value of an even more Important species of property . The democratic party will court an even greater disaster than that which befell it in Tennesseo on Nov. 2 of this year, if It. does not assist in a revision o the present assessment law. inmates 'and th'iit' 'they' didn't e!iov It would he wise to place a woman on the board. For that reason they voted for Squire Voorhies. TAPS SOUND FOR GALLANT SOLDIER S5U. pi " h vis s ' ML If Of Smartness and Charm Can Be Had Here at Today's . LOWEST POSSIBLE PfllCESS Continuing our sale of Fashionable ReaOy-to-Wear- -showing hundreds of the newest garmeuts in Dresses, Suits and Coats bought in New York by our buyer on a recent visit. - Values that Will Proclaim Anew . 1 This Stores- Superior Baying; P Prices are so low that every woman should have a garment with which to start the winter. sniatt, new ' . V". tJ ., i',' $45 Tricotine Dresses $25 $25 Serge Dresses $12.00 Beautifully made ;tri'cofire ;Suits of, m navy oiue, A $45.00 value offered : " at A tempting value ior the woman who wftnts r HRvy serp;e dress. A special purchase fa fa fa possible V In All Departments Esarsy 9n Many Departments Ml a nings educed JAMES L. TOOMBS, EX-CONFCDER ATE, ANSWERS FINAL CALL AT EIGHTY-FIVE. & 15M Tricotine Dresses $24.75 Anotlifr special purchase all bran! new wouolsmadli or !pautitul mater ials nt:il handsomelv made $24.75 75.00 and $85.00 Suits js. inot. f'Xl) in-vA i o.L niiHlo:;. 'i'!ii most, stores at .$75.1' $". 00 iiry vaiti'' l;ind that 0 and $49.75 Lit- i"i'l';, $49.75 ? i i - mm , M t 111 i t WW ! $30.00 and $35.00 Dresses-$19.00 Tho host fashions of thn winter peasrai a i'" i -f I'vi-ted in thoso modols. ,11 tin- now p.iiuf.s will ho noted a l $19.90 (From, Wednesday's Uaily Herald.) Atiother sulhuit Confederate soldier was railed to his reward this morning when James L. Tooinbs, one of the old-ei-'.r. veterans ir, tho county,, died at IiIh home about Ave or six miles eaut of the flty on Duck river. Mr. Toombs was eijrhty-fivo years and eighteen days of ni;e and bad lived in the eoun ty practienlly all of his life, lie is survived by one rod, Alfred Toombs, and two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Smith, of Summertown, and Mrs; James Dale, of this county. ' Mr. Toombs was a splendid citizen. I Ho was of a quiet retiring disposit ion, j but he discharged with lidehty every j duty of life. He Wan a member of the : Cumberland Presbyterian church and I was most highly esteemed by Iuh neighbors. ! The funeral services will be held to- j morrow at. 1 o'clock at. the residence j with burial iu Reeves urave yard. The j services will be conducted by liev. S.'j T. Nefley. '; j The PeaSc of Value Qsviirsg Reached SENSATIONAL COAT Sleeping liedoetsons Of Of portion of a purchase of many thousand Coat:- all dividti .into 8 biR lotsand each one the J)est value than you can find anywhere. There is a nroad selection to choose from I ''.'..''..,. iHtdudin every new model aud color S9.93 S14.90S19.90 $24.90 $34.75 $59.75 S69.75' $7d.QE ring l tie FOR CONFERENCE ON EDOCATION Great Cotton Reduction of Goods- HONOR THE FLAG. ; When the parade' p'a:sfie(i''a'ldni the streets on Armistice' fray v.ol one per son in ten uncovered for the colors. The l'laK was unnoticed by 'tiie crowd. This ousht not to be the case! The stars and stripes should be sacred to every American patriot. They are the emblem of our greatness; the evidence of our great and glorious achievements as a republic. This flag has been bap tised in the blood of heroes and puri fied in the tears of countless thousands of mothers. It should stir the deepest emotions of every son of this republic and that defereuce whicli is its due should be ttnstnrtpinprly paid. Tribute to the flag Is a tribute to tho men and women who have created this fabric of CITIZENS COMMITTEE OF ONC HUNDRED' TO MEET ON NEXT MONDAY. (from Tuesday's Daily Herald.) Mrs. Kllen Fi id Iluker, chairman for naming the legislative comniiii.eo of the, AJiddle- Tennessee educational (oijrereiiee. has calld u meetinc of mmbei'i o tlio .Middle Tennessee edu cational committee ,u be held at, the ComnierciaU.'lub t, Nashville, on next Monday, Nov. T2 at 10 o'clock. Tier call has the concurrence of Superin tendon t Williams, of the state dopart- l.ruent. of education, and Prof. J. W. riristfiv secretary of the citizens com mittee on education in Tennessee, j This conference is made up of lead j ins laymen over the state who have taken an unselfish interest in the de j velopment of the educational needs of' thn Mate. Better Values hi i?7llHiLiV The most sensafiotfai prices you have years- A speeiil paixhas: tin, n ..-n,, la rr: ( ')r.c lot f.r :,.()0 fancv 1 1 i rt hi .- A rtr I i sii:-s ... $Z.Zu 1 One lot. of iTi.tK') plain,-ii;ivy ami (Tfl 7Q ! Made ii.irnnuif.' . .. . Z.J A' I .!- lot -f .".inch M.-siiMlin.', all C j IQ ' 1 4i iii u v m i "' - - - -inTi ib- iiirni ti ii-m fi ii MM i mi iiiiImiiiipi ii iimihim i i 1 1 1 1 in mmtm wmw p'l $1 It l fas 1 i W Cent. . lirry iiiisiiiis in Can 7t Be Found seen in in any I sal." oil! ' V,l l!ls I ;l on ,lSvoat v-upcri vrilucs i v, I! S-i r.o to Sid II $3.60 Each ! $6.90 Each Minis' S t . is tiow i r i on i ii do !, up l.i Reduction of All rieii s, women s x- EJ-ft ..li a! $2,50 At many puldic schools for bovs in ! Knclanil an tvontnG rl govern ment for which it stand. When ! 8eiltla the colors of our nation pass In parade , J every hood should be uncovered.' One of the most Yegivtable feature!'. if the defeat of Gov.' r.oberts is that It -ll mean tho tetirement of Albert Williams, ns superintendent of publk nslrudlon. Mr. Williams' apjioinrnient ivai probably the be?;t (.no made by nv. Roberts. He has mvcii the slate Viol sen-ce and fully ju.'t'tied the t-x- ectatiens of his hundreds of friends 'o whose if forts bo ow.m1 h! dpnoint metit. Hut Trof. Williams is wninc and will not stay , in retirement. His exceptionally fine talents will not be hidden for lonR. OBVIOUS RROR ijifh taxpayers and particularly to f K.Mrirt owners or the countv. There - are thousands of acres of ltie srass land in tho county that is !yow assessed nt around $100 an acre. f3nder present conditions the owners j V ,iof, Ihis land will not make over $5 or a year per acre from (heir grass. i: M the rato fixed on Monday they will ti'ay ?1,23 an acre taxes or from tven Y9t to twenty-five per cent of the in jVrmie, admittedly a pretty stiff rate. t,r ownpv of lands assessed at S0j . n aa acre m pay taxes ot about fl aoj Htrala Cheap Column Ada Pay 1 A -fe. Ono lot of tric Poplin in ail colon; am 75c i''au('.v Plaid Cotton Suiting ..... Ono lot of Fancy Plai.l Cotton Suititir - - - Ono lot of Pancy (;ir.v;lia:i.?, :i.H KOod stylos. - --- Ono lot, of Fancy Outing in light ami dark colons - One lot of $l.-2r Bleached Shoctinir - - tOc, j ar I '.vioo tU:.i(-l:0il 1 'otutii ic . . . Ono I'd, of :T , 1H.:;R inch Celt r. lluck Tow(vs . - - . - WnnriorfuT s wnvinir of baicy iiukiii Towt-ls luni Mith Mats Ono lot of Full Siw.'K.'.'imcd Shofits - -1 lib 20c 25c THIS ALL STORE WILL UK CLOSLDi DAY THANKSGIVING DAVl Ail Fine Rugs & Draperies Reduced ( no s dis' ''lil.l'S A 111 i .' )i ri U kL f La Sj.OO to SIOCO , g(':i"'rj odds on all $2.48 h Catli $1.19 Sl'''t t O A.;iinist.'r li'r.g-.. Of . Ai!llll!t"l' h'll!- ST.'i.1"..' ..tiiitii--tcr l.''i;s .jtVJ. Ji) A ni i. : i ' r Iviis .'i."i to j mii ii, it,(j- !i!l;.;s s.'jj.OO A xiiiir.iti-: K'Uj.-.s $15 CO Ih iis- !s.l: .;s '. . st:j oo r.iu-i'i-, i: iKs . $10. C'i Civ. $L').L'H L'l-init it U i ass j,' nc 'nt Matting Kiigs ( )nc Jot 1. 1' sl vtio F,ir.,- ( )n )tl. of Wool I 'I iii ( hie !... or Wool Fluid Wondi-: lul ic lantlon of all Cotton and t 'on.foi't $59.75 S5S.OO S52.DO 'no lot of Mi-ris l'ir;,i $l.fiii values. special $3.00 I, mli 30 i'i' Inidi cii'-i ; u worth oi: i.niiki't n-'ho . an lat-kfts . .'inlo't-', . wp For c-ne lot of Lruiics Sahcautilul Tricotine and a S satin Diesscsthe kind .of makes that will please you -a special p irch ie $-10 to $5!) values. It is not. atrianrtments t tbe elorlion laws that will proyent anothrr hala const like that Tennesseo xporlinond on Nor. 2. -Vbout the only sure rem edy acainst a repetition or that disav tnr la a laur m i L-1 n cr 1 1 u mtj.lnmAr. iu n uiuniii ii a illl.Tiriur-tiuoi j to vote the republican ticket. j , TO FIGtTnrc On petting A-l results jfroru a faulty H HA TING -SVSTKM 1 It us rvpair. ovevliaul or Install a .satisfactory ono lowest estimates, Kat.sfactlon and sTici; guarantei-d. J. B. KEES HJhi sm fa For one lot of Ladies' Sa fino trirnfin."1 nnd ;ialin Dresses that are really worth from $60 to $G5 each. "11 You See It in Our fid, It's So" II r I' , " .I'll::' j 1,1 'i ' " I hii'lo-ir... 1 I '. i: .-ink. 1-5 T,f .! s:-.... ,..,!:. i s I..,,,k.:ts I i c ! W..m!e,ft KeJuc.io,, , A,l MMt Wm,x ! ...in iirls Ln.Icrwc.ir t I Himij: your l v:,r ,., I - v,..i-v,. ,"- ' '- ' 4? ! v.i. ,. - Ui ' in.; $ ( I -ni,. r .;" :.n i , ,, ., ; i; " ' Witt- ( !""' " -.-i ?i r ! 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