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PAGE FOUR Vsr , THE COLUMBIA HERALD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, i.gai
THE COLUMBIA HERALD. Pnblihnd Weekly by The Columbia Herald Company, Inc., J. I. Fin ney, President, W. D. Hastings, Becretary and Treasurer. ntered In tbe Postofflce at Columbia Tenn., as aecond-ciasa mall matter, i. I. FINNEY President RICHARD H. WYATT Editor H. D. HA8TINGS.. Business Manage SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Tear $l.2.ri Bis Months 7fi C!LL . ORATORY IN FRANCE. ; From the roports of tlio several days debate of the French chambor ,of dep uttes on the vote of confidence In the Brland ministry It Is evident that French orators Wield a power that in unknown in tho parliamentary assem blios of America or England. It up pears that the majority of tho (100 dep uties wcro alternately swuyed from support to opposition to tho ministry by tho Impassioned pleas of the va vlous orators. In France the cham bor of cleputies la the government. It is both tbe executive and tho lcgisla live departments. No government can live an hour without tho confidence of the chamber. Its decrees aro final That,accounts for the frequent chang es In the French governments. Premier Brland on Tuesday appear ed to lmve lost the battle. The im passioned and eloquent plea of Tar- dleii,' one of the ablest of French statesmen, almost wrecked his gov ernment. But evidently tho premier In, himself a great orator and after he had replied at length In his own de fense he was sustained by a majority of 200. One cannot Imagine our house of representatives at Washington swayed by eloquence on vital Issues of policy. Our rank partisanship pre vents this. The democrats and repub licans are too much given to support of, their party programs and party loaders to be very greatly influenced by the oratory of a speaker in the op position. There are always great ora tois in the house, men who have won their way to national prominence in public life through the gift of orato ry. , Burke Cochran, of the present congress, Is In this class. But one datinot Imagine even Cochran's elo queiice making a dent In the republi can majority on a question of approv al or disapproval of some policy of the Harding administration. YIELDING TO SENTIMENT. In officially "calling off" the threat ened railroad strike the labor leaders displayed a wisdon that they do not often enough manifest. Public senti tnent was so thoroughly oppoved to' the Deposed, .strike .tlyU .it.y failure was assured It would not have done more than cause losses to capital and labor iihd a good deal of inconvenience. There would never have been that general paralysis of the transporta tlon facilities of the country that was expected when tlio strike order was made. The failure of nine of the .foin teen labor unions proved the un popularity of the strike even among the union workers. These men appre ciate the fact that they are getting a much higher average pay than many who are employed in equally as ardu ous labor, they also realize a worker who has a job at any sort of decent wage these days of depression is to be congratulated. Xucy wore theto tore reluctant to give tip their places which they might not be able to ob tain after their voluntary vacation. ' In genoral, among all classes,, senti ment was overwhelmingly against the unions. They had not complained against the numerous advances made in pay during the past live years or to the Improvement of working condi tions. The railroad companies have had to pay every advance made. Now when the railroad men were asked t i make some contribution to tbe read justment of business and to give up a small part of the many wage ad vances they were, in the judgment of the overwhelming majority of tbe pe p'e, without any sort of justilieati.n for striking. slon of authority, a "passing of the buck," In the ptrlance of the day that disgusted old fashioned Americans who believo that the primary duty of oveinment Is to execute the laws. Bootleggers are altogether too numer ous and too Insolent about Columbia to warrant the belief that there has been a consistent and whole-hearted effort to enforce the law. The Latta administration will have a great opportunity for public Bervlce, an opportunity that does not often conio to public ofllclals. They can re form the finances of Columbia, reduce the tax rate, enforco the laws with out partiality, abolish, tho numerous boards and commissions that are noth ing but the refuge of the shifty poli tlcian seeking an excuse for a dire liction of duty. Tho now btard should have no friends to reward and no one mlos to punish. It should administe the affairs of Columbia with that same fidelity to duty, watchfulness of de tail and unselfish concern with which a good man fills any fiduciary office The Herald has faith . in the men elected Thursdayy. They are high class Christian gentlemen, patriotic Americans, loyal Maury : countians honest, courageous In the perform ance of public duty and faithful de fenders of the law.' be confined to voting for white men for office, He should never be encour aged to use the ballot. The white man who debauches the negro with money and liquor degrades his own race and Is tho enemy of tho negro. nAomnr rHDiuno UNION THE CITY ELECTION. The result of the city elect on should not cause any aurpte; it would indeed have been a surprise had it boon Otherwise. Never had the voters of Columbia been offcie:! a, ticket of a higher personnel than that elected Thursday. On on'y rare occasions has a city ticket of such a high personnel been presented to them. It was a ticket that could not be attacked. No candidate on the victorious ticket has a kcIHm inter est to serve. Not one was a tandidate except in rospi use to a solemn sense f civic duty. All they desiM Is the welfare and honor and glory of their c ity The very high personnel of this ticket contributed to Its victory. But that whs not all. In the face of a world wide depression, with tho pun basing power of the dollar in creasing and tjie ability of the pen p'e to secure it decreasing, the present administration raised taxes by nearly thirty per cent. This in tbe face of solemn promises to economize, and of the highest assessment ever levied on property. This, of Itself, was suffi cient cause for a change of govern ment. Again there was a well founded be lief that the laws of tbe city and of the state were not enforced as they should have been. There was a divi- THE RACE ISSUE, Southern people are rapidly drift away from the issues growing out ol the civil war and reconstruction, a fact that is bound to mean better gov. erriment. Tennessee, 'a state that se ceded from the union ' by an over whelming popular majority, cast itt electoral vote for Harding. Kentucky jame very near doing the same Jh'u and did elect a republican senator. Missouri, a former slav'e- state, and Oklahoma, largely settled by South crners, went republican from "end to end." But it is safe to say that If Harding had made the speoch that he recently made at Birmingham before the elec tion and the' people had taken him se rlounly he would not have carried a .dngle Southern state. This statement is not made out of any prejudice or feeling' of partisanship. The Herald lias nothing but the friendliest feeling for the president and wishes him mighty well. But his Birmingham speech on the race question was a mis- lake from every viewpoint. It will re kindle ambitions among the negroes that they cannot realize; it will in crease friction between the white and black people and in the end the ne groes, for whom Mr. Harding was making his appeal, wil the the chief sufferers. " 4 Whatever one iiuty think about the theory of absolute political equality of the races, every one knows that such a thing is utterly Impossible' in the South 'or for that matter 1" any country where the Anglo-Saxon Is dominant. The Anglo-Saxon has nev er shared dominion anywhere with any other race, and he never will. His tory attests the truth of this state ment. It is not a question of abstract right or a theory but a fact a condi tion that we must face. Absolute , political equality of the races means that negroes will share the offices, serve on the juries, assist in registering tho will of the voters and, in short become equal partici pants in every phase of government, or political life. Whatever the presi dent or others where tho negroes are not prosent in sufficient numbers to forte the issue, may think those in tho South know that the negro will never Tie given these privileges here. It is wrong therefore to enrourag? within him longings that must be de nied. The Herald has been and is tbe con nistcnt friend of tbe negro. It1 lelieves in giviug him economic and legal jus tice, it ( has never faM'.cd to protest against mob violence. The editor of this paper is a member of the Tennes see law and order league, pledged to do whatever he can to prevent race conflict or mob vengoance. He', he Moves that economically the negroes should have fair treatment. He has advocated their education within cer tain limits. He appreciates the many virtues of Hie negro race. His earliest memories center around tho old "mamics" and "uncles" and "aunts" of the plantation. Never knowingly lias he mistreated or taken advantage of a negro. Some of the truest friends - that, be has are negroes. It is because of this asoeiation, these memories and his friendship for the negroes, that, the editor of The Herald protests against the injustice of the president's speech. A negro is a good deal of a child. About tbe meanest thing a man can do is to disappoint a child. The 1 resident is going to disappoint the negroes. The ballot should never have been given to the negro. He lias almost ceased to. use it except when 'design ing white men, for purely selfish pur poses corrupt his leaders and brin-; him to the polls, as .13 often the case in municipal elections here. He has I come to realize that the white man will never permit him to share in gov ernment. He has accepted the situa tion. Now to arouse within hint hopea and aspirations. that he can never have satisfied, is. The Herald, sub mits, an act of injustice to the negro. He should be made to understand by his friends that for all time to come his participation in government will NORTH DAKOTA RESULT, ' After flirting- with stato socialism for tho past live years it appears from incomplete returns from the recent election that sanity and Americanism are once more dominant in North Da kota. In the recall election the Non partisan League Incumbents appear to have been beaten and turned out of offieo by some four or live thousand majority. This is a remarkable Jrover sal from previous elections. Frazor who has been repudiated and "recall ed" Is serving his third term as gov ernor and 'for the past three years en tire legislative, executive and judicial control of tho state has been vested in the. league! ' The Non-Partisan league captured all of the offices and then entered upon a program of state socialism, the like of which has never been before tried in America. The state govern mont embarked In the mill, elevator, marketing, banking, building and loan ;ing business. It was all to prove a solution of all the evils of modern business, and in defiance of economic laws the people and especially the farmers of North Dakota, were to get rich and happy through legislative leg- erdermain. It was a beautiful theory but as is always the case with schemes that ignore economic laws '.ltd legislatures aro powerless to re peal, it did not work. The credit of the state was Impaired, its obligations went begging, many of the state banks, were forced to close their doors. A lesperate effort was mado by tho Non partisan Loague orators to make the people believe that it was the machin ations of "Wail Street" and not the laws of supply nd demand that prov- )d their undoing but evidently a ma ority had sense enough to discover the attempted deception. It is somewhat remarkable that a state without a single large city or great industrial center, where the pop j illation is largely rural, should have I neen the first to exnerinient on h laroc ! scale with socialism. In this section of the country the farmers are the bulwark of individualism; they are the very sthonghold of our institu tions. They still believe in the funda mentals of the American system.'Tho- hold to the faith of the fathers. They believe that wealth is created 'in the sweat of the face and that economic laws are more potent than legislation. They still ..adhere, to the rather old fashioned notion that the peop'e who aro last governed are best governed. But it must be remembered that the ." numerous in II ELECTS OFFICERS ARTLRtURN AND LARGEN TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY. Anglo-Saxon js not ; many sections' of North Dakota as oth er and more alien races. Germans and Scandinavians make up a very, considerable portion of the population of that state. They constitute a more fertile field for the socialist. In fact many of the Socialist and communist theories of the Non Partisan Letigue were imported from overseas. "While the experience of the North Dakota farmers with socialism has been disastrous to them, in the end it will be helpful to tho country. With the intelligent, genuinely Amerjcan vote it was not necessary to put. the theories into practice to demonstrate their failure, but there is always an element of the people who are ready to listen to tbe siren scng of the do signing politician, and yield to their seductions. For them the experience of Dakota should be an awful warning:. DIRECTORS 10 If! SATURDAY TO FINALLY PASS ON AMEND MENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION CHANGING ELECTION. (From Wednesday's Daily Herald.) To finally dispose or the question of amending the constitution to change the method of electing the directors, the board of directors of the county council 'of agriculture will meet on next Saturday at 2 o'clock. This is an adjourned meeting from last week and President Porter asks every mem ber of the board to be present. Plans are also to be discussed lor the conn ty'B exhibit at the state fair next year. (From Tuesday's Daily Herald.) T.he Pastors' Union met Friday, Oct. 2X, with W'.'o, Largen., This was the first meeting since the revivul in Sep tember, ltev. F. P. Artorburn .called the meeting to order and asked Kev. L. A. Hatfield to read tho scripture and ltev. V. T. Simpson to lead In Jirayer. All Jive of the pastors were present. A review of the year's work brought delight to each one of uk. Much good lias resulted in the l;fo of the community, all of which enriir.it he, outsily.writtcn. Tbe Harris school building., now being erected, Is with out doubt one of, tho results of our united efforts. This alone is worth several years of faithful service by a community. Then the year close I with a great revival and many addi tions to the various churches. Our Sunday schools are growing and church interest is good. Hut the val ue of Christian brotherhood that is so characteristic among this people cannot be tabulated. It now seems that all live of the pas tors will remain on this work for at least another year. The union insist ed that Rev Arterburn be re-elected chairman and W. O. liirgcn secreta ry for another year. The Young People's Christian union has been indeed a great sue cess And it will continue its pro gram's each Sunday night. , The fol lowing young people were e'ected as officers and program fommitteo: Hu bert Hindman and Misses Okelotu Howell, Mary Helen Henderson, Vir ginia Craig and Corinne Pender. As the five churches now own the large tent used during the revival, it was decided to use the following men an a tent committee: C. P. Howell, Allen Matthews,- Ernest Lusk, G. S. Dixon and John M. Petty. Our next meeting will be December !l at the home of ltev. T. A. Pa tlon in Columbia. Union services wore held at Hope well last jRumlay night. The young people gave a good program. And Tiro. Arterburn preached a fine ser mon on "What Is Vour Life. " Ser vices will be held at hie MgbyviUe church next Sunday night and Prut'. S. 'It. I.ogue will do the preaching. The hours for services during the next few weeks will be OSSO for the young people's program and 7 o'clock for preaching. We extend a cordial invi tation to all people to 'attend these services. Let these five churches, with faith in God smd love for human ity, stand together as one great church doing its best to serve every interest of this community. W. O. LA IIG UN, Secretarv. m ft 5.Q L, If M B I JKS Another nmark:ibin pur chase made "by our New York office. Have just ar rived are 'Iresh, iron then tissue, wrappings will be shown for the iirst time 4 IE 1 ll i B T T Wit- . -t: -----r- SB I- t pwa I j E3ew :Presses Have: Arrived ' ' ftj Mfi7 Salurday h j A ; 1 I m m orning at 9 L The models are all charmingly i new featuring many entirely new ideas. Materials of beautiful quality, poire twills and tricotines, colors are mostly navy and brownbeautifully fnade and ttiTirned. Just the kind of drtsses that are selling in rnost stores for $30.00. The collection offered Saturday'morning at $19.90 Added To The Above Lot t , We offer from our own stocks ajot of beauliful canton crepe dresses at the same price. ' , Distinguished Looking Coats Specially Priced for Saturday We uro showing a tremendous lot of new Winter Coats Is this season featuring all the newest materials, coldrs and styles all sizes are here at most any price you 5 care to pay. . . . Five Lois Specially Priced at S14.90, S19.90, S24.75,S35.00.S49.75 mm i J;.ji; 1 jkrtjjHn,? SCHOOL BOARDS NOT ! 10 EXCEED BUDGETS WOULD BE DIVERSION OF FUNDS! TO USE CURRENT REQCIPTS TO PAY DEBTS. MfiRIf TANNER DFATH'S VICTIM i (From Timr.diiy'H Daily Herald.) An opinion' IihikIciI down by Knuik M. Thompson, attorney Rum-rill of the rlate, at (lie reijuest of State Supor inttiiilent Brown holds that tho pro visions of tho hiulg'.t law pnswl at the recent session of tho losislature is mandatory mid binding on the county hoardii o education. Tlio board: can j not, ho Kays, exceed (ho appropriations j that are made in this bmlnet. Nor can the boards use any part of their up propriations in the payment of past incurred indebtedness as such ac tion would be an unlawful diversion of the stjinol funds. The opinion with respect to past due indebtedness will not be pertinent here as it has never been the policy of tlio county board, since .Superin tendent Graham entered office, to in cur any debts. Jlefore tho binlm-t law was passed milking specific appropria tions for the, schools it was always the policy of the board to live within the estimated revenue from tho taxes lev ied by the county court. Specially Attractive Are the Prices On Wool Skirts! One lot of Ladies Wool Plaid Skirts, at 2.88 One lot of Ladies Wool Plaid Skirls, at . . $5,00 One lot ofx I'laitl and Stripe Skirts, at ., 'One lot of Ladies Plaid Skirts, at. . Ladies' Sweaters in a sale Saturday, (ft at $9,98 $14,90 special Underwear for the Everything You Need f ' Whole. Family In Cotton Suiting f At iiuuli loivei piii.es. One lot M,.: i all biita i Cotton .Uiiku -.o.-ll.UO Hici-cil Cut ton Union Suits, azer. in ti'I iayw, (u'lV Jot 1 jili in all :-'(.; One lot., oi !i -;'ilil-: ' ,fJ.lM bleafhed Union ifl.ZT, iiP'ced Union I'';,, the family. A) ore cf ihat heavy, faney, li;',lit anil dark colored OuLiiip,. . 2iiC Mne of tho fancy Outing. ;:t j;c .OOc inch l!."jht and tlail L-c-.onulif'o Ch;Ui tor and iire:iien I ad'c ,,' ib-ei '".I A e:.;fij turl 'i roloi c I lomp'-i ;: o'JC , .7;f' die lot 2(.t. 10 Unbleached Tin ki .li "t .M'li'.; Vii:'nt 'v t.. (II! lot of v,,j Oi'.onU.'iiioii L.-llli:i, ;j JkiiO ,ool Union iW'jii'..Mcdimii V.'e g'it ' I. 7j Tbwrlr; .i:.r Cine lot rosy!! Rleudi-ir Turl-i li 'i'owolij -, V ontici fill Hall- Towel:;. idiow iny of fancy Does Your Bed Coming Heed Replenishing Umu lot, of Nov o ( l.ytu'i;i cot ton IkiIIh moiioli fi.r lai'Kf '."onifort.. ... 11.00 : One h t of Nl. li wool hatu.- noiU:li for a lull ; i;'. timfort.I i'. .. . . Gnu lot of '.'A inch Oft rc.d u-atccii for iriak int; comforts fancy 75c 1 From Wednesday e Pailv Herald.) Mill. Mary K. Tanner, wife qf James Tanner, aged seventy six years, and highly respected woman died Tues day afternoon at her homo on South j operation CLARENCE CALVERT AT LOCAL HOSPITAL (From Wednesday'!; Mady Herald. Clarence Calvert, one of the i lira I carriers at Culleoka, wa.-w hrnunlit. to the Kingf's iJ.-iiic liters ho..pit,:l ht r Tuesday for treatment. Mr. Calvert Ha.- iwrri kick ior poino ihijp aim an In- you s K i: i x n o u i; . ad, it's so i i I CONFEDFRATES HUD mvwww DCIIf UlUiiUiU ULUillUil .1 ALKt'AUY MANY OF THLM AUK'! MAKING I'LANIi T O GO TO:lCM- j ; MONU NtXT YLAR. (From Wi In' - daV;; Da,y Herald. 1 j Con federate :o!d:im dacit from the recent reunion at ('h;iit:tnoocu reprl I Main street. Mrs. Tanner was a member of the Episcopal church and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband. Jas. Tanner, one son. Will Tanner, and one daughter. Miss Lucy Tanner. The funeral was conducted at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the resi dence by Dr. George O. Watts. In terment was in Rose Hill cemetery. may bo necessary, Hjs a delightful lime. They declare t:i:M isrti" coll "ii H'.'t by the Chatfiumcn Tinte:: vv.iy ;i i.ost creditable one and j many cf tbe 'U-tcianv, retained tle;r( i , . I topic:: !',( ;iu;.(. of ita fneat lo lo- ic il jvMlue. ; , j I'c::pit'i th( : tMtniifiit in.-dc annual-1 jl tint I be current rcueiou c; to be Ibe 1 I rU (he ( nation decided t' co'itin I j ue the rei'niiiK. ;e: loir; ;::; Uicre were' vc liMn.- 'elf t:. alteud them A'ie;idy I i.on.e of (Iriold fel'W.; in th;:. c 'l.n' v ';re n'akin'lhelr plan:; to be in Cfch inou-i M'" t, f;ii. I bat il v fdniiil I prove tin- must attractive of ;, the I'birr. . for t Southern soldiers n nnicn a:: it no v-itrj-M all ol'-ei.s i-i bl -.tori' nl liiv n;; Im i n d:irie;; the four1 storey rs of Hie Cenfeiler.icy'. ex NOR ROLL ZfON SCHOOL I ii'r i!" V. i ine ;(b'V.: Ici.ly . The h(..iKir roll for ion :' b- tiie moptli jilot rndrd has I" 1 ti conni fl a:: lollovv;:: . 'l-'ii.'d ;:r;"l' -Miuy Tom Ki'in . i'aoi lialton. Janii Kvin... I.v I n ry berry. Seu iid frradu b'obti t in;;. Third tade - Franco.-! ! Kourtli il. oll I lien -. I"' :nd coaler of its l-f ii ti?. many friends hopo for his speedy re - nothing was loft undone to make them COVei'V. i mml'm l:ili!o miiH li.-it.nv Tim I.. i 1 ' " ' i interest jf,f iim ijonKoiit city lavished upon The VI mi -ri i 11 fiiliifila u in lliAm m.,i.' . L- i ! . I ..II ..... 1 Tk jti.-ni.p,, I ..! -r-1. I . : . i . .'n... I"'""""" omi it,iuii!. j neir uji-P Ken-';rj wtiii iiiiui.siereo 10. it was ,( erauy innuces Dinod poisoning, and j rare occasion for all of the obi Ikivs. their breath is so poisonous that it! The speeches that were heard and the1 is said that no camel driver lives Ions, records of war published in the news-; Dm nf a bull fkht in Madrid a l.nll ! Scientists have K.nceed.d n, , ,., particularly vicious males are marked f papers. Thomas II. Williams declared, , leap 1 ibo ha. ri.nd.s ard a ' j, h,.rrinKS with while fish, tn- with a piece of red cloth to warn! were unusually good and Interesting. ' printer wbo rp'-'iaii-ed in bull fight suit Lttig a fi-h as well da'voo I sirangers. ..ir. w anains declared that the special no; ten i i ;:r;(o I lioma . ?, William .Iohu:-oii. i Seventh 'ritde- Mary i i i ! Iaifrenr Johnson. the herring but with fewer boin?i.