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THE HICKMAN COURIER
Covt ri Wcitirn Kentucky Ukc th Dw"
W. 0. SPEKR and J. O. SEXTON,
Edlton and Proprietors.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
CASH IN ADVANCE.
Entered at the Hickman, Kentucky,
postolUce as second-class mall matter,
NEGRO WON'T BE AN ISSUE
Bryan Wilt Not Discuss President's
Discharge) of Negro Troops.
Falrvlow, Lincoln, Neb. W. J.
llryan docs not ii tmd to bo drawn Into
tho Brownsville, cane it ho can help it
In nil his conversations with visiting
delegation and others ho has carefully
refrained from talking on that subject,
and today he put tho brand of untruth
fulness upon an alleged statement
roado by Bishop Walters, of tho Afro
Methodist Episcopal church, to tho ef
fect that he had assured a negro dclo
gation that he regarded President
Kooscvelt's action In that matter as un
just. At the same timo he also denied
another alleged interview of tho bishop
that he had discussed tho appointment
of negroes to ofllcc.
These declarations were called forth
by a telegram from the Baltimore Sun,
inquiring as to the truth of the state
ment said to liavo emanated from
Bishop Walters. To the newspaper
men at Falrvlow Mr. Bryan said he had
uot and would not tako up any issue
not contained in tho platform.
OPPOSE BRYAN'S VIEW.
Texas Bankers Vote Against Guar
antee of Bank Deposits.
Austin, Tex. J. W. Hooper, of Aus
tin, secretary of tho Texas Bankers' As
sociation, today announced the result
of tho ballot of Texas bankers on tho
"Are you in favor of a guarantea of
bank deposits through the state or
The proposition was rejected by a
vote of 282, against 210 for those voting
"yes." Ono hundred and nine were
state banks, ninety national banks, and
eleven private banks. Of those voting
"no" 69 were state banks, 175 national
banks, and 38 private. The capital and
surplus of those voting "yes" aggre
gated $1,570,000. and of those voting
"no" 95,331,000. Iteplles were received
from fifty-four members who for vari
ous reasons did not express themselves
on the proposition.
RACE STAIN CAUSED SUICIDE
Negress Admitted Into White Society
Discovered Ends Life.
Chicago. The suicide of Llllie Wat
kins today revealed the fact that tho
handsome blonde young woman, who
for the past eight years has lived at the
more fashionable hotels and a few years
ago was popular with the wealthiest
co-eds at tho University of Chicago,
was a full-blooded negress. Stranger
than tho flimsiest vagaries of writers of
fiction is the life led by tho negress
brought into the world in the likeness
of a white child who pleaded and pray
ed that she might llvo her life among
those of her seeming kind.
Born in a negro shack in the lowliest
quarters of Hamilton, O., Lillian Beat
rice Watklns studied and was schooled
as the child of negro parents, grew up
in tho Methodist faith, and after she
was 18, years ago, declared herself a
white woman, traveled about tho coun
try, stopping at fashionable hotels, be
came betrothed to a white man, who,
when the woman confessed that she
was a negress, sought solaco by raurry
ing another, but wi;hln four weeks of
the time of tho marriage killed herself.
HOT WAVE IS GENERAL.
Weather Man and Mercury Bulb Do
Memphis, Tenn. Today the weather
man and the mercury bulb in all well
conducted thermometers did a Juggling
turn. Sweltering humanity stood by
and used fans and wondered when the
performance would stop.
Tho minimum temperature for tho
day was 78, while shortly before 4
o'clock the mercury climbed to 03. It
was never cool during the entire twenty-four
hours. At 7 o'clock in the
morning the record showed an unnatural
registration of 81 degrees, and when
the sun set at 7:13 the temperature was
1)1. It was hot morning, noon and nlgfit.
The wave is general. It does not
only apply to Memphis but throughout
the cotton belt. In the larger cities
East tho conditions havo been mora
alarming, for tho reports bhow that
there havo been numerous deaths und
Too Many Children, Suicide.
Pittsburg. Thirteen children was
one too many for Michael Laumglc, a
man living in Braddock. Yesterday
his wife gave birth to her thirteenth
baby. Michael rushed out of tho house
und summoned a woman to attend to
his wife and then continued to run
toward tho river and did nut stop until
ho plunged in. Tho river is being
dragged for his remains. In tho mean
time the mother and child were re
moved to tho hospital, Tho other chil
dren are being taken caro of by the
Braddock Relief society. Lauraglo
1ms been out of work and declared ho
could not support his family.
IN THE SADDLE AGAIN.
NO PASSES FOR ADS
JUDGE KOHLSAAT RENDERS DE
CISION IN U. S. COURT.
COMMERCE BODY IS UPHELD
Opinion Sustains Commission's Inter
pretation of the Hep
Chicago. Judge C. C. Kohlsaat
of the United States circuit court
Wednesday declared Illegal all con
tracts between newspapers and rail
roads whereby the newspapers pay
for railroad mileage in advertising.
This opinion, which was rendered in
a test case against the Monon rail
road, sustains the Hepburn act, and
also sustains tho interpretation of that
act by the interstate commerce com
The court grants the Injunction
sought by the government restraining
the Monon railroad from Issuing
passes In return for advertising.
Contract With Magazine.
The suit was brought by the dis
trict attorney to enjoin tho fulfillment
of a contract between the railroad and
Munsey's Magazine. It was submit
ted to Judge Kohlsaat on an admis
sion of facts and presentation of
briefs and arguments.
The government contended that tho
exchange of advertising space for
transportation amounts to a discrim
ination against the general traveling
public, In that, according to the con
tention, the value of advertising space
is not fixed, as is that of money.
The railroad company took tho posi
tion that tho Interstate commerce
laws do no apply to an agreement
such as the one In question, claiming
that advertising has a sufficiently
fixed value to make it a lawful consid
eration for the Issuance of transpor
tation. RETURNS TO PRISON.
Escaped Indiana Convict Goes Back
Michigan City, Ind. Thomas
McCarthy, aged forty years, for
whose capture the warden of Indiana
state prison here has had a reward
standing for three years, returned to
prison Tuesday night voluntarily and
give himself up, with the prospect of
serving 12 more years, unless tne gov
ernor or parole board should release
him sooner. In 1905 McCarthy es
caped after having been paroled. He
went to the Pacific coast and, after
leading a precarious existence, he
joined tho Salvation Army at Yakima,
Wash. His conscience troubled him
and after ho had earned money enough
he started back to prison, paying all
his own expenses.
Editor Up for Blackmail.
London, Eng. Robert Sevier, ed
itor of the Winning Post, has been
committed for trial at tho Old Bailey.
Ball has been allowed to his sureties
In $25,000 each and the prisoner him
self In $50,000. Slevler was arrested
at the Sandowne track June 27 on the
charge of attempting to blackmail
Jack" Joel, a nephew of tho late
Barney ISarnato. It is alleged that
he threatened to publish a defama
tory article about Joel unless Joel
paid him 25,00n,
Fishermen Drown In Gale.
Santandor, Spain. It is report
ed that 57 fishermen belonging to
tho ports of Bcrmeo and Ondarroa,
have been drowned in tho galo which
has been sweeping the coast for tne
past two or three days.
Force In Shops Increased.
Pnducah, Ky. Another big In
creaso In the force of tho Illi
nois Central shops was ordered on
Wednesday. The shops began opera
tion on practically full time July 11.
2,000 Miles In Paper Shell.
Now York An ocean trip of more
than 2,000 miles in a sholl constructed
of newspapers -from all parts of tho
United States was completed whyu
Geo. W. Johnson, a veteran oarsman,
arrived here from St. Augustiuo, Fla,
Battles Rats All Night.
Terro Haute, lnd. Charles Ball, a
night watchman at tho Hudnut ele
vator, fell Into u 40-foot Bbuft, dislo
cating his gplno, and lay almost help
less throughout tho night fighting off
ru which assailed Ulm
ANTI-CLERICALS IN CHICAGO.
Priest Calls on Police for Protection
Against Young Italians.
Chicago, 111. Because threats had
been mnde by members of an nntl
clerical society to rob tho statue of
tho "Maria Addolorata" of hundreds
of dollars pinned to It by worshippers,
the Image was borne through tho
streets of Melrose Park Sunday under
police guard. About 20 young Itnl
Inns surrounded the statuo after It
had been carried a few blocks from
tho Italian Itomnn Catholic church of
tho suburb. Their attitude became so
threatening that He v. Itunnenlno Fls-
nes, pastor of the church, becamo
alarmed for tho safety of the $S00
which tho members of tho parish had
pinned to the garments of the statue
and called for police aid. A dozen
officers then surrounded tho statue
and continued to guard It oven after
It had been restored to tho sanctuary.
The antl-clcrlcals dispersed when the
WILL MAP OUT CAMPAIGN.
Hitchcock and Sheldon Will Select
Headquarters In New York.
New York George R. Sheldon, ho
treasurer of the Republican na
tional committee, returned from Hot
Springs, Vn., Sunday. Frank H. Hitch
cock, chairman of the committee, will
arrive here from Washington Monday
and the two will spend the day map
ping out the plans of the campaign.
Among the first thing to bo done is
tho selection of headquarters,, which
Is to be in New York.
Mr. Sheldfn said Sunday night that
ho had not decided upon a -place. It
Is thought, however, that the head
quarters will be near Madison Square.
Mr. Sheldon said ho had nothing to
add to the statement he made at Hot
Springs and that the work of collect
ing funds would be begun at once.
PANAMA ELECTION QUIET.
Obaldla, Formerly Minister to United
States, Elected President.
Panama Tho presidential elec
tions throughout the isthmus ot
Panama passed off Sunday without
disturbance. Scnor Don Jose Domin
go do Obaldla, formerly minister to
tho United States and acting presi
dent during the absence of Dr. Ama
dor, was elected president The sup
porters of RIcahdo Arias, who recent
ly withdrew his candidacy, decided
not to vote, and as a consequence no
opponent to Senor Obaldla was placed
in nomination. Notwithstanding this,
a large number of voters registered
their choice and demonstrated tho
overwhelming majority of Senor Obal
Locomotive Explosion Kills Two.
Columbus, Ohio William Water
man, engineer, and Joseph Baums,
fireman, both of Columbus, wero
killed Sunday by the explosion
of a boiler of a Hocking Valley freight
locomotive at Powell station, 1G mile
north of hero. The locomotive had
just helped a freight train up the
steep grade at Powell and was stand
ing at tho station awaiting to bo un
coupled when the accident occurred.
The boiler was hurled CO feet.
Marshal of Fort Dodge Killed.
Fort Dodge, la. Tom Nicholson,
town marshal of Cowrie, a small
town twenty miles south of here,
was shot and Instantly killed Satur
day night by Wilbur Carr when Nich
olson attempted to stop a street brnwl,
In which Carr waB engaged.
W. C. T. U. Treasurer Dead.
Chicago, 111. Mrs. Harriet Wright
Brand, tho treasurer of the Na
tlonal Woman's Christian Tcniperanco
Union, died at the Evansvllle hospital
Reporters Boycott Parliament.
Rome The Italian parliament Is
being boycotted by the newspapers
owing to a deputy having called the
members of the press gallery cowards.
Tho Journalists havo chullenged tho
deputy to a duel.
Nine Drown In the Po.
Turin A boat wltii is persons vm
crossing tho River Po, whun It wun
capsized by tha strong current. Tbreo
persons wero saved, but tho remain
ing nine, Including four women, du
MOB HANGS NEGRO
LYNCHERS FIGHT FOUR HOURS
FINALLY DECIDE TO EXECUTE MAN
Win Over Those In Favor of Giving
Prisoner to Authorities' After
He Is Csptured.
Mldtlletou, Tcnn. A mob of 100
persons fought nmong thcnuelvcs
for four hours whether to lynch
n negro, Hugh Jones, or bring him on
to Mldillcton nnd turn him over to
Outnumbered adherents of law nnd
order wero routed and nt daylight
Jones was strung up to a snpllng limb
Ho had attempted to attack Miss
Ora Yopps. aged 17. Ho was captured
at Ijigrnngo and was being brought
to Mldillcton by deputies when tho
mob appeared and took charge of tho
Then some experienced n chango of
sentiment nnd wanted to bring the ne
pro to Mlddlcton, but lost In a fight
ADAMS TRIAL NEARS END.
Defense Rests After Producing Eight
Witnesses Testifying to Alibi.
Ornnd Junction, Col. Tho de
tent rested Monday afternoon In
the caso of Stcvo Adams, charged with
tho murder of Arthur Collins, mine
superintendent, after producing eight
witnesses, who testified that Adams
was playing cards at Mrs. Mcnnan'i
boarding house In Ophlr on n No vein
bcr night In 1002 when Collins was
shot In Tellurldo and was still there
when a man brought news of his mur
dcr. Jack Grltfln gave particulars of
the card game, and his testimony was
not shaken on cross-examination.
The prosecution announced that it
would close tho rebuttal evidence by
noon Tuesday, and the case will prob
ably go to tho Jury Wednesday.
HIS YOUTH MAY SAVE HIM.
Boy Sentenced to Penitentiary Claims
Right to Reform School.
Jefferson City, Mo. Patrick H.
Cullcn of Mexico, Mo., attorney for
Roy Stewart, recently convicted of
criminal assault In Audrain county and
sentenced to 25 years in tho penitenti
ary, applied for a writ of habeas cor
pus before the supreme court In cham
bers nnd was awarded a temporary
writ, returnable Tuesday, when tho
matter will bo disposed of upon Its
Tho application Is based upon tho
contention that Stewart Is only 1G
years old and should bo committed to
the reform school Instead of the peni
Polo Game Elates President.
Oyster Bay. N. Y. President
Roosevelt was much elated Mon
day night when ho reached Sagamore
Hill on his return from 0r Hurst,
L. I., where tho squadron A polo team,
of which Stewart Monroo Robinson,
his nephew, Is a member, won a vic
tory over tho Philadelphia polo team.
The game was close and exciting
throughout, the final score being 11 to
10. Tho president was ono of tho clos
est followers of tho play.
Korean Patriots Watched.
Denver, Col. Secret service men
arc said to be watching tho Ko
rean patriotic convention In tho chapel
ot Qraco Methodist church In this
city because of a report that tho for
eigners came to this country to learn
army and war tactics for use In free
ing their country from tho domina
tion of the Japanese, but there was
no Indication of such n purpose In the
proceedings Monday, which were en
tirely peaceful In their tenor.
Dreams of Wreck; May Die.
Milwaukee, Wis. An Evening
Wisconsin special from Ashland,
Wis., says: Gcorgo Rcculldcr, a news
agent running between Mcllen and
Chicago, had tho nightmare early
Monday and, thinking ho was In n
train wreck, jumped from a two-story
window over' a saloon at Mcllen,
breaking an arm, a leg nnd his nose.
Ho was Internally Injured. His In
juries may result fatally.
Col, Sanford, Retired, Dies.
Litchfield, Conn. Colonel Ueorgo
Bliss Sanford, U. S. A., retired.
died Monday In tho Presbyterian
hospital In New York uftcr a long
Illness. Col. Sanford was born In Now
Huven Juno 28, 1842. Ho Bcrved
throughout the entire civil war, going
at Its close to tho west, where ho
took part In tho campaigns against tho
Chill's Richest Man Dead.
Santiago. Chill Senor FVericrlrn
Varela, a notod philanthropist and
ono of tho richest men in Chill,
died hero Monday. Ho leaves th
bulk ot his fortune charity.
Nail Driven with Explosive.
T.lKltmiwTttrnn m1lltra .( t.n
- ..... W HVIU.IO HI ItlU II U'
fnrrn nrtlllorv linrrnnka 1n,u I,
mora or less seriously Injured by tho
carelessness of ono ot them, who usod
an old Hotchklss grenade for drlvlug
a nail Into a boot. Tho grenade ex-
i i .
Gasoline Explosion Kills Boy,
Dallas, Tex. As tho result of a irnr.
ollno explosion, Harry Welch, uged
3 years, Is dead, and his brother John
nie, aged 5, Is not expected to survlvo
MURDERER OF FATHER LEO 18
HANGED AT CANYON
SAID HE FELT NO SORROW
During Adjustment of Cap and Noete
Alia Became Frantic and Called
Down Maledictions on the
Canyon City, Col. Calling down
maledictions upon tho Roman priest
hood nnd shouting In Italian "Long
Llvo Italy I Long Llvo tho Protest
ants!" Qleuseppo Alia, tho murderer
of Father Io Hclnrlchs, was car
rlcd to tho death Imp nnd exactly nt
8:30 o'clock Wednesday night paid
tho extreme penalty of his crime.
Perhaps a more sensational and
thrilling scene was never beheld by
nny of tho 1C persons present than
tho execution of this Italian murderer,
whoso cries nnd screams wero only
hushed by the automatic springing of
tho mechanism which forever silenced
the tonguo thnt cried for vengcanro
against thono whom Alia hnd constd
rred the destroyers of his homo nnd
Unmoved at Death Warrant.
At K o'clock Wednesday nfternoon
Warden CIcghorn of tho state pool
tcntlary, through his Interpreter. An
tonio Sassa, a prison guard, read tho
death warrant to Alia. Contrary to
expectations, tho prisoner exhibited no
emotion, not oven moving a mimcle,
and when tho reading was finished,
said: "All right, I am ready to die
At C o'clock supper was served to
tho prisoner, it being tho regular meal
served to the officers ot the prison.
Before eating his divided It Into five
portions, saying that ono was tor his
wife, ono tor himself and ono each for
his threo children. Ho then nto with
apparent composure and relish.
Sure He Killed, Right Man.
At 7 o'clock Ouard Sasso camo to
him with tho information thnt within
one hour tho execution would tako
place. Alia again assented nnd said
ho was ready nt any time. Ho further
said ho felt no sorrow whatever for
having killed Father l?o. Ho was
certain that Father Leo was the man
he had been searching for for many
months, nnd claimed that he had rec
ognized the priest by a scar on the
sldo ot his face. Alia said he barf
worked for Father Leo In Portugal,
nnd was sure that ho bad killed the
right man. Alia said ho' did not be
lieve there was a God, for If so. ho
would not havo born permitted to bo
In his present predicament. Ho said
he found no fault with the law, but
that the priest did wrong In breaking
up his family.
At 8:30 o'clock, overythlng being In
readiness, tho warden's assistants ap
proached Alla's celt and led tho con
demned man to tho executive house,
where tho black cap and noose were
adjusted by the deputy warden. Dur
ing this procedure Alia became frantic
nnd, shouting "Long Llvo Italy! Iing
Llvo tho Protestants!" Alia was then
placed upon tho trap. Chaplain Ulako
uttered a short prayer.
FLEEING TRUSTY DROWNED.
Three Trusted Nebraska Convicts
Make Break for Liberty.
Lincoln, Nob. Three short-term
convicts In tho peultontlnry. J.
O. Far roll, Joseph Fielding nnd Chas.
J. Bowers escaped from the field In
which they wero working Tuesday.
Two of them, Bowers and Fielding,
wero recaptured, but Farrell was
drowned while trying to swim Salt
creek In his flight. That wns the
story told by his companions and War
den Beomer confirmed It to his satis
faction, although tho body was not re
covered. Tho threo men wero regard
ed as trusties and were given un
Utes Must Walk Back Home.
Rapid City, 8. I). Flvo hundred
Uto Indians, who revolted ntid
terrorized tho country after flee
ing from their reservation In Utah,
will hnvo n 300-mllo trek back from
hero Friday. Tho Indians will return
under escort of a captain and ten
United States cavalrymen.
Potters Spurn Socialist Platform.
Atlantic Cltr. N. J. An attomnt
to commit tho nnnual rmivi.n.
tlon of tho Nutlonal Brotherhood of
Oporativo rotters, which began hero
Tuesday, to an Indorsement of a plat
form ot tho Socialist party failed by
a voto ot 70 to 28.
Editor's Mother Dies.
Fort Dodge. Iowa Mrs. Davlil
Roberts, mother of C. A. Roberts,
editor of tho Evening Messenger, and
Ocorge K. Roberts, recent director or
the United States mint, now presi
dent or tho Commercial National
bank of Chicago, died hero Tuumlnv.
aged 80. Tho family suimosed sho
was enjoying much-needed sleep and
uiu not disturb tier. At noon her son
entered her room nnd found sbo had
been dead a short time. Death hud
como whtla she was asleep,
If Yeu Suffer with Your Kldn,
k, Wrltejo This Ej"
O. W. Winner. Mr.iu. . -
Utes kidney sufferers to wrl'(e ,M
"u mm if.,
had been In t..
Buffering I n tx
iwn in the
when ft t wl..
lifting. languor, dlzzr imii .l
rnatlsm. "Before I used Doaaii
noy rim, says Mr ss
wuibiicu lid. Aiior taking 10
boxes I weighed 1G2 ami
8old by nil dealers, to
Fbstor-Mllburn Co.. Buffalo, N
NOT EVE'S FAULT THAT TlJ
Childish Realism Instilled Into I
or uaraen or Eden.
Realism rules tho nurti-rr i .
tain Philadelphia matron v. i
taken pains (o Inculcate r.j,
stones ns wcu as ethical truth
inreo cnuurcn, nenrrt, the cthe?i
long drawn howls ot rar m .
filtering down from the ptsyrocai
two nights sho hurried, to fin J ci)
noor JacK ana i;tnel. volcn
Thomas, ased nine, sat rrchn i
the table, bis mouth full and bin
'Whatever Is the matter" u
"Uoo-o!" came from EtM
were playing Garden of Kdra. IS;;
TJut what la there to cry sbc;
Then Jack, with furious flnrrr
Ing at Tom. ejaculated thrc-f
tears: "God's cat tho apple,3,p
CANT BLAME TOMMY MUDtl
"Tommy, wero you flsh'jnr
that Carter boyr
"Didn't I tell you not to qatrt'
"Yes. maw; but I though C,
wrro off since you quit speaker u:
Carter boy's maw,"
A Sure Remedy,
A young man who cxtr!t
much trouble la managing a Itu
hslr which manifested an uapku
inclination to stand on end, r.ut
weekly paper for a plan by fc
his troubles would be at leut)
He was given tho following i
Ono part molasses, three parti 1
wax, four parts India rubber
parts glue, 12 raw eggs, bc.l
slow Ore for two hours and 15 :
utes, and whllo cooling stir In n
cod liver oil to mako tho tnlx'sre i
and good. Apply hot, and tU
ually cooling pass a lawn motrl
and forth over the head.
He didn't take IL
A Man's Tact.
Nobodr but Mr. Ilonloy wou'd 1
asked such a question In the
"Miss Fnlrlor." he said. It
could mako yourself over wtt '
of hair and eyes would you ns
"If I could mako mrseli ovc
Miss Falrlcy. "I would look luM
actly ns I do now."
"You would?" exclaimed un.
hnnott nurnrlnn. and to this cirj
enn't understand why Miss Ftj
thinks him a man of HtUo w-"
Athleto Finds Better Tralnlnj f
It was formerly tho belief tW
becomo strong, athletes niuit
plonty ot meat.
This Ib nil out ot dato no, :
many trainers feed athletes on 1
well-known food, Orapo-Nuts, mfj
wheat nnd barley, and cut tne
down to n small portion onco a
"Threo years aim." writes a
mnn, "having becomo interested
athletics, I found I would havo ta
eating pastry and somo other
"I got some Qrapo-Nuts, asd 'J
soon eating tho food at every
for I found that when I went c:
truck, I felt more lively nnd act!"!
"Lator, I began also to drink m
In placo of coffee, and tho
gained muscle and strength on !
dlot was certainly treat. On tbi '
of a field meet In June I wolglirf;
lbs. On tho opening of tho ft
season In Sent.. I weighed ltu-
trlbuto my fine condition ami M
work to tho discontinuation oi
proper food and coffee, and too
ot Qrapo-Nuts and Postum, my I
pal diet during training season '
"Before I used Orapo-Nuts I Jl
of 'out ot sorts' with my stomach. J
now whon I rise I feel good, ana m
a breakfast lareelv of Grape -'l
with cream, nnd a cup of Fostusl
fool liko a now mun." "Thcre
Numo given by Postum Co., Vfm
Creek, Mich. Read "Tho Hm
Wo vllle." In tikes.
Ever read tho above letter? A'
one appears from time to time,
sre genu'no true, ana full of lur
pnoor for two