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i WEEK'S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seren
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
News of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE NEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD
To prevent arrest Andy Cox killed
Deputy Sheriff Branham and Chief of
Police Wilder at Corbin, Ky., and was
himself shot dead.
The international jubilee convention
of the Y. M. C. A. began in Boston.
The United States has rejected a pro
posal to join in a guarantee of the Chi
O. S. Bryant killed his young wife and
himself at Louisville, 111. Jealousy was
- the cause.
Illinois day at the Buffalo exposition
has been changed from June 25 to Sep
The Michigan building at the Buffalo
exposition was dedicated.
Only 22 of the 59 candidates for West
point passed the examinations.
The mission church on Madeline is
land, Wis., built by Marquette in 1669,
was burned and a painting by Rubens
The government June crop report
suggests a wheat yield of 617,000,000
bushels and an oats yield of 697,000,000
Lewis ITartman, of Xew York, killed
Rose Violetta, an actress, at the
Great Northern hotel in Chicago and
then committed suicide.
The jury in the Defenbach insur
ance and swindling case in Chicago
declared Dr. A. M. Unger and F. W,
Brown guilty of conspiracy to de
fraud. Chief Swenie resigned command of
the Chicago fire department after 51
years of service.
James D. Hamilton killed Robert
Arey and himself at Newport, O. The
latter was accused of intimacy with
Judge Palmer, of Denver, threat
ened to punish ministers for con
tempt for criticising his decision in
a saloon case.
Anna Schultz in requesting a Jer
sey City (N. J.) magistrate to arrest
her husband for stealing declared he
was a woman.
While playing doctor the eldest
child of Samuel Ludlow, of Dry Creek.
W. Va., drugged his two brothers with
carbolic acid and both died.
James McLoid, a white man under
arrest for stealing a pony, was taken
from jail by a mob and lynched at
The bank at Dexter, Kan., was
closed, following the suicide of the
cashier, J. H. Watkins, who was short
A minister at Denver, in illustrating
a psjchological lecture, united two
couples in marriage which they sup
posed was a farcical ceremony.
Rev. Richard D. Harlan, of Roches
ter, X. Y., has been elected president
of Lake Forest (111.) university.
Rev. Dr. William Fawcett, of Chi
cago, died of ptomaine poisoning at Al
bert Lea, Minn.
At the prohibition town of Seymour,
la., Thomas and Lon Wade, brothers,
drank 100 bottles of lemon extract and
A cousin of Charley Ross was kid
naped at Atlantic City, X. J.
The Vanderbilts and other large in
terests were forming a company to
control transportation and industries
of Xova Scotia and establish an exten
sive line of steamships.
President McKinley ended the third
term discussiou by issuing a statement
that he is not a candidate for reelec
tion and would not accept a renomina
tion if tendered him.
Plow manufacturers have completed
arrangements for forminga trust with
Sixteen persons lost their lives in a
mine explosion at Tort Royal, Pa.
Northwestern Colorado was visited
with the third hailstorm of the sea
son and much damage was done.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States dur
ing the week ended on the 7th ag
gregated $2,066,001,182, against $1,625,
061.3S3 the previous week. The in
crease compared with the correspond
ing week of last year was 61.0.
Twenty-three houses were destroyed
by fire in Lexington, Ky.
The transport Hancock arrived in
San Francisco from Manila with 31
officers and 1,042 enlisted men of the
Thirty-first volunteer infantry.
Gen. Grant declared in Xew York
that Aguinaldo should be sent to the
Robert T. Lincoln, son of the mar
tyred president, fears that the re
mains of his father are unsafe in their
present location, and Illinois oflioiai;
contemplate their removal.
Because of an epidemic of suicides
the mayor of Emporia, Kan., has for
bidden the publication of details of
the crimes in local papers.
The National Metal Trades associ
ation at a meeting in New York took
steps to raise $500,000 to be used in
opposing striking machinists.
Reports from Iowa, Wisconsin, Min
nesota and Ohio tell of severe elec
trical storms, accompanied by winds
of almost cyclonic severity.
Fire destroyed nearly half of the
business portion of Woodward, la.
Joseph Marobec was arrested in
Chicago for making his family live on
three cents a day.
The Texas legislature will meet in
extra session on August 6 to reuis
trict the state for congress.
The warship Oregon arrived at San
Francisco from the Philippines.
The National Metal Trades associa
tion defies the striking machinists
and has taken steps for an aggress
By the annual readjustment of post
masters salaries throughout the coun
try 1,770 postmasters will receive in
creased pay and 229 will receive re
Dr. Runge, in an address at the Mil
waukee Medico-Psychological conven
tion, declared state insane asylums
Julius C. Benton, a well-to-do stock'
man, shot and killed his wife and him
self at Denver, Col.
The battleship Illinois on her trial
trip over the Cape Ann course made
the record-breaking speed of 17:31
knots an hour.
The headless body of a woman found
near Lowell, Mass., ha3 been identified
as that of Mrs. Margaret Blondin.
M. Kreely at son, prominent farm
ers residing near Arcadia, Wis., were
killed by lightning.
Princeton college held its one hun
dred and fifty-fourth commencement,
Columbia university its one hundred
and forty-seventh and the University
of Pennsylvania its one hundred and
Out of 62 applications for pardon
Gov. Yates, of Illinois, granted only
Wholesale frauds have been discov
ered in the quartermaster and commis
sary departments at San Francisco.
In a runaway at Anderson, Ind.,
Miss Bertha Stewart jumped from the
buggy and was instantly killed.
The three young sons of Lawrence
O. Mellott were drowned at Bel
Engineer Fulmer, Fireman Jenkins
and Brakeman Fleming were killed by
the explosion of an engine boiler near
CI arks, Neb.
The institute of medical research,
founded by John D. Rockefeller with a
gift of $200,000, was incorporated in
C. A. Pearson, owner of the London
Daily Expressand 19 other English pub
lications, arrived in New York.
The annual report of the chamber ot
commerce of New York shows Amer
ica's trade balance is well over $500,
000,000. Secretary Root ordered a large num
ber of officers to relinquish easy posts
and join their regiments in the Phil
ippines. The jubilee of the Y. M. C. A. wa s cel
ebrated at Boston and delegates from
all parts of the world gave greeting.
A farmer at Hastings, Neb., was
swindled out of $2,500 by confidence
A negro appeared at an open air
concert in New York with a fiery red
shirt waist and a mob chased him
several blocks, tearing off the gar
ment. Explorer Baldwin sailed from New
York for England, beginning the first
stage of his trip to the north pole.
Thirteen negroes were imprisoned
in a building near Shreveport, La., in
imminent danger of being lynched for
complicity in the murder of John Gray
PERSON AI AND POLITICAL.
Barney Morris celebrated in Brook
lyn, N. Y., his one hundred and ninth
William J. Samford, governor of Al
abama, died at Tuscaloosa of heart
disease. He was 56 years of age and
was a native of Alabama. He had
served in congress.
David Rea, an ex-congressman, died
at his home in Savannah, Mo., aged
Mrs. McKinley continues to improve
in health daily.
Prof. Truman Henry Saff ord, famous
mathematician and astronomer, died
in Newark, N. J.
Lieut. Springer, of the Twenty-
first infantry, was killed by Filipino
insurgents at Lipa.
Belgian missionaries in China have
informed their government that the
situation there is now more alarming
than before the Boxer revolt.
Sir Walter Besant and Robert W.
Buchanan, distinguished British au
thors, died in London.
Prince Chun, brother of the Chinese
emperor, started for Germany to make
reparation for the murder of Baron
A Chinese nassens-er boat bound
from Chu San to Ning Pi was upset
during a squall and 59 lives were lost.
Admiral Seymour, speaking at
Shanghai, says America is Britain's
greatest commercial rival.
Mr. Kruger says that he knows
nothing of the peace negotiations al
leged to be proceeding with the Boer
The Spanish cortes was opened in
Madrid by the queen regent.
The Chinese court is to return to
Peking by an out of the way route o
avoid possible danger.
The Cuban constitutional conven-
tion has finally accepted the Piatt
amendment on terms required by tha
Three thousand veterans of the
South African campaign were given
medals by King Edward in London.
GLIMPSES OF GOD.
Discourse of Dr. Talmage on the
He Ralin High Expectation of Day
When That Now Bat Dimly
Seen Will Be Fully
Copyright, 1901. by Louis Klopsch. N. T.J
In this discourse Dr. Talmage
raises high expectations of the day
when that which is now only dimly
seen will be fully revealed; text, Job
26, 14: "Lo, these are parts of His
ways. But how little a portion is
heard of Him? But the thunder of
His power who can understand?"
The least understood being in the
universe is God. Blasphemous would
be any attempt by painting or sculp
ture to represent Him. Egyptian
hieroglyphs tried to suggest Him by
putting the figure of an eye upon a
sword, implying that God sees and
rules, but how imperfect the sug
gestion! When we speak of Him, it
is almost always in language figura
tive. He is "Light" or "Dayspring
from on High," or He is a "High
Tower" or the "Fountain of Living
Waters." His splendor is so great
that no man can see Him and live.
When the group of great theologians
assembled in Westminster abbey for
the purpose of making a system of
religious belief, they first of all want
ed an answer to the question: "Who
is God?" No one desired to under
take the answering of that overmas
tering question. They finally con
cluded to give the task to the young
est man in the assembly, who hap
pened to be Rev. George Gillespie. He
consented to undertake it on the con
dition that they would first unite
with him in prayer for Divine direc
tion. He began his prayer by say
ing: "O God, Thou art a spirit, in
finite, eternal and unchangeable in
Thy being, wisdom, power, holiness,
justice, goodness and truth." That
first sentence of Gillespie's prayer
wa unanimously adopted by the as
sembly as the best definition of God.
But, after all, it was only a partial
success, and after everything that
language can do when put to the ut
most strain and all we can see of God
in the natural world and realize of
God in the providential world we are
forced to cry out with Job in my
text: "Lo, these are parts of His
ways. But how little a portion is
heard of Him? But the thunder of
His power who can understand?"
Archbishop Tillotson and Dr. Dick
and Timothy Dwight and Jonathan
Edwards of the past and the might
iest theologians of this young cen
tury have discoursed upon the power
of God, the attribute of omnipotence.
And we have all seen demonstrations
of God's almightiness. It might have
been far out at sea when in an
equinoctial gale God showed what lie
could do with the waters. It might
have been in an August thunder
storm in the mountains when God
showed what He could do with the
lightnings. It might have been in
South America when God showed
what He could do with the earth
quakes. It might have been among
the Alps when God showed what He
could do with the avalanches. Our
cheek was blanched, our breath
stopped, our pulses fluttered, our
whole being was terrorized, but we
had seen only an instance of Divine
strength. What was the power of
that storm compared with the power
which holds all the oceans? What
was the power that shook the hills
compared with the power that swings
the earth through all the centuries
and for 6,000 years and in a forma
tive and incomplete shape for hun
dreds of thousands of years? What
is that power that sustains our world
compared with the power which rolls
through immensity the entire solar
system and all the constellations and
galaxies and the universe? The
mightiest intellect of man would
give way if for a moment there came
upon It the full appreciation of what
We try to satisfy ourselves with
saying: "It is natural law that con
trols things, gravitation is at work,
centripetal and centrifugal forces re
spond to each other." But what is
natural law? It is only God's way of
doing things. At every point in the
universe it is God's direct and con
tinuous power that controls and har
monizes and sustains. That power
withdrawn one instant would make
the planetary system and all the
worlds which astronomy reveals one
universal wreck, bereft hemispheres,
dismantled sunsets, dead constella
tions, debris of worlds. What power
it must be that keeps the internal
fires of our world imprisoned only
here and there spurting from a Coto
paxi, or a Stromboli, or from a Vesuvi
us, putting Pompeii and Herculaneum
into sepulcher, but for the most part
the internal fires chained in their
cages of rock, and century after cen
tury unable to break the chain or
burst open the door! What power to
keep the component parts of the
air in right proportion, so that all
around the world the nations may
breathe in health, the frosts and the
heats hindered from working uni
versal demolition! Power, as Isaiah
says, "to take up the isles as a very
little thing, Ceylon and Borneo and
Hawaii as though they were pebbles;
power to weigh the "mountains in
scales" and the "hills in balances"
Tenerife and the Cordilleras.
To move a rock we must have lever
and screw and great machinery, but
God moves the world with nothing
but a word; power to create worlds
and power to destroy them, as from
the observatories again and again
they have been seen red with flame,
then pale with ashes and then scattered.
We get some little idea of the divine
power when we see how t buries the
proudest cities and nations. Ancient
Memphis it has ground up until many
of its ruins are no larger than your
thumb nail and you can hardly find a
souvenir large enough to remind you
of your visit. The city of Tyre is un
der the sea which washes the shore,
on which are only a few crumbling
pillars left. Sodom and Gomorrah
are covered by waters so deathful
that not a fish can live in them. Baby
lon and Nineveh are so blotted out of
existence that not one uninjured shaft
of their ancient splendor remains.
Nothing but Omnipotence could have
put them down and put them under.
The antediluvian world was able to
send to the postdiluvian world only
one ship with a very small passenger
list. Omnipotence first rolled the
seas over the land, and then told them
to go back to their usual channels as
rivers and lakes and oceans. At
Omnipotent command the waters
pouncing upon their prey, and at
Omnipotent command slinking back
into their appropriate places. By
such rehearsal we try to arouse our
appreciation of what Omnipotence is,
and our reverence is excited, and our
adoration is intensified, but after all
we find ourselves at the foot of a
mountain we 'cannot climb, hovering
over a depth we cannot fathom, at
the rim of a circumference we cannot
compass, and we feel like first going
down on our knees and then like fall
ing flat upon our faces as we exclaim:
MLo, these are parts of His ways. But
how litt)e a portion is heard of Him?
But the thunder of His power who
So all those who have put together
systems of theology have discoursed
also about the wisdom of God. Think
of a wisdom which can know the end
from the beginning, that knows the
thirtieth century as well as the first
century. We can guess what will hap
pen, but it is only a guess. Think of
a mind that can hold all the past and
all the present and all the future. We
can contrive and invent on a small
scale, but think of a wisdom that
could contrive a universe! Think" of
a wisdom that can learn nothing new,
a wisdom that nothing can surprise,
all the facts, scenes and occurrences
of all time to come as plainly before
it as though they had already trans
pired! ne could have built all the ma
terial universe into one world and
swung it a glorious mass through im
mensity, but behold His wisdom in di
viding up the grandeurs into innu
merable worlds, rolling splendors on
all sides, diversity, amplitude, maj
esty, infinity! Worlds! Worlds!
Moving in complete order, shining
with complete radiance. Mightiest
telescope on one hand and most pow
erful microscope on the other, dis
covering in the plan of God not one
imperfection. What but Divine wis
dom could have planned a human race
and, before it started, built for it a
world like this; pouring waters to
slake human thirst and giving soils
capacity to produce such food and lift
ing such a canopy of clouds embroid
ered with such sunlight and surround
ing the world with such wonders that
all the scientists of the ages have only
begun to unroll them? Wisdom in
magnitude and in atom, in archangel
and in mollusk. Think of a wisdom
that was able to form without any
suggestion or any model to work by
the eye, the ear, the hand, the foot,
the vocal organs! No wonder that
Galen, the most celebrated of medical
authors among the ancients, fell on
his knees at the overwhelming wisdom
of God in the constitution of the hu
man frame. Our libraries are filled
with the wisdom of the great think
ers of all time. Have you considered
the far superior wisdom which fash
ioned the brain for all those thoughts
of the Infinite Mind that built those
intellects? But it is only the mil
lionth part of that wisdom that has
come to mortal appreciation. Close
next to every discovery is a wonder
that has not been discovered. We see
only one specimen among 10,000 speci
mens. A tradition says that Abraham of
the Old Testament was when an in
fant hidden in a cave because 'of the
persecutions of Nimrod. The first
time the child came out of the cavern
it was night, and he looked up at the
star and cried: "This is my God," but
the star disappeared, and Abraham
said: "No, that cannot be my God."
After awhile the moon rose, and
Abraham said: "This is my God," but
it set, and Abraham was again disap
pointed. After awhile the sun rose,
and he said: ""Why, truly, here is my
God," but the sun went down, and
Abraham was saddened. Not until
the God of the Bible appeared to
Abraham was he satisfied, and his
faith was so great that he was called
"the Father of the Faithful." All
that the theologians know of God's
wisdom is insignificant compared with
the wisdom beyond human compre
hension. The human race never has
had and never will have enough brain
or heart to measure the wisdom of
God. I can think of only two authors
who have expressed the exact fac.
The one was Paul, who says: "Oh
the depth of the riches, both of the
wisdom and knowledge of God, how
unsearchable are His judgments and
His ways past finding out." The
other author was the scientist who
composed my text. I think He wrote
it during a thunderstorm, for the
chapter says much about the clouds
and describes the tremor of the earth
under the reverberations. Witty
writers sometimes depreciate the
thunder and say it is the lightning
that strikes, but I am sure God thinks
well of the thunder or He would not
make so much of it, and all up and
down the Bible He uses the thunder
to give emphasis. It was the thunder
that shook Sinai when the law was
given. It was with thunder that the
Lord discomfited the Philistines at
Ebenezer. Job pictures the warhorse
as having a neck clothed with thun
der. St. John, is an apocalyptic
vision, again and again heard tho
thunder. The thunder, which is now
quite well explained by the electri
cians, was the overpowering mystery
of the ancients, and standing among
those mysteries Job exclaimed: "Lo,
these are parts of His ways. But how
little a portion is heard of Him?
So, also, all systems of theology
try to tell us what is omnipresence
that is, God's capacity to be every
where at the same time. "Where is
God?" said a heathen philosopher to
a Christian man. The Christian an
swered: "Let me first ask you where
He is not?" The child had it right
when asked how many Gods are there
and he answered: "One." "How do
you know that?" he was asked again.
He answered: "There is only room
for one, for He fills earth and Heav
en." An author says that if a man
were set in the highest heavens ha
would not be any nearer the essence
of God than if he were in the center
of the earth. I believe it. If this
Divine essence does not reach all
places, what use in our prayer, for
prayers are being offered to God on
the other side of the earth as well as
here, and God must be there and here
to take supplications which are of
fered thousands of miles apart.
Ubiquity! No one has it but God.
And what an alarm to wickedness, an
everywhere present Lord, and what a
reenforcement when we need help!
God on the throne and God with the
kneeling child saying its evening
prayer at his mother's lap. God
above you, God beneath you, God on
the right of you, God on the left of
you, God within you. No pantheism,
for that teaches that all things are
God, but Jehovah possesses all things,
as our souls possess our bodies. God
at the diameter and circumference of
everything, as close to you as the
food you put to your lips, as the coat
you put upon your back, as the sm
light that shines in your face. Ap
preciation of that, if through Jesus
Christ, the atoning Saviour, we are
right with God, ought to give us a
serenity, a tranquillity, that nothing
could -upset. Would it make us
gloomy? No, for God is the God of
joy and will augment our happiness.
God in full possession of us is a
thought out of which you ought to
make anthems and entwine garlands
and kindle illumination s.
So every system of theology has
attempted to describe and define the
Divine attribute of love. Easy
enough is it to define fatherly love,
motherly love, conjugal love, frater
nal love, sisterly love and love of
country, but the love of God defies
all vocabulary. For many hundreds
of years poets have tried to sing It
and painters have tried to sketch it,
and ministers of the Gospel to preach
it and martyrs in the fire and Chris
tians on their deathbeds have ex
tolled it, and we can tell what it is
like, but no one has yet fully told
what it is.
Only glimpses of God have we in
this world, but what an hour it will
be when we first see Him, and we will
have no more fright than I feel when
I now see you. It will not be with
mortal eye that we will behold Him.
but with the vision of a cleansed, for
given and perfected spirit. Of all the
quintillion ages of eternity to us the
most thrilling hour will be the first
hour when we meet Him as He is.
This may account for something you
have all seen and may not have un
derstood. Have you not noticed that
after death the old Christian looks
young again or the features resume
the look of 20 or 30 years before?
The weariness is gone out of the face;
there is something strikingly restful
and placid; there is a pleased look
where before there was a disturbed
look. What has wrought the change?
I think the dying Christian saw .God.
At the moment the soul left the body
what the soul saw left its impression
on the countenance. I think that is
what gave that old Christian face
after death the radiant and triumph
ant look. The bestormed spirit has
reached the harbor; the hard battle
of life is ended in victory. The body
took that look the moment Heaven
began, and the curtain was completely
lifted and the glories of Jehovah's
presence rushed upon the soul. The
departing spirit left on the old man's
face a glad good-by, and that first
look gave the pleased curve to the dy
ing lips and smoothed out the wrin
kles and touched all the lineaments
with an indescribable radiance, v.
Last summer we journeyed thou
sands of miles to see the midnight sun
from North Cape, Norway. We stood
on deck in the arctic seas, our watches
in our hands, and it was 11 o'clock
at night, but light as an ordinary
lioonday. Then it was half past 11
o'clock at night, then it was 15 min
utes of 12, but a long, wide, thick
cloud hung over the sun. Are we to
be disappointed as thousands have
been and the journey here a failure?
Ten minutes of 12, and the sun is still
hidden. But about five minutes of 12
the cloud lifted, and the midnight sun,
the most wondrous spectacle of all
the earth, appeared, pouring forth a
refulgence that turned the arctic sea
into 20 miles of pearls and rubies and
diamonds and emeralds and overpow
ering us with a glory that left us with
body all a-tremble, and a mind full of
all ecstasy, and a soul full of all wor
ship. Thank God we saw it the mid
night sun. So with that departing
Christian soul; the voyage of life has
been long and rough and tempest
uous; chililng sorrows have again and
again snowed down upon him, and it
is an arctic sea. Many clouds have
filled the sky. It is approaching 12
o'clock, and the close of life's day.
Friends stand around and count the
parting moments. The clock strikes
12, and God breaks through the clouds
and shines upon the features of th
departing saint until they are trans
figured with the glories of the Sun of
Righteousness. That is what has so
changed the features of the old man
It is the shining of the Midnight Sun
Oeorge bavin Goes to the Pen.
George T. Davis, the former Hardin
county moonshiner, will have to serve
at least ten years in the penitentiary.
Last year he was sentenced to ten
years' imprisonment and to pay a fine
of $15,000 by the United States Court
as a party to a conspiracy to kill
United States Deputy Marshal Garner.
The case was appealed to the Circuit
Court of Appeals at Cincinnati, affirm
ed, reheard and affirmed again. Clerk
Clough of the court at Memphis, has
secured the mandate of the upper
court which is the final act save pro
nouncing the sentence.
George Davis was probably second in
rank to Gus Thomas in the operation
of various wildcat stills near where
the Tennessee, Mississippi and Alaba
ma State lines join, but both lived in
Tennessee, using the other two States
as a refuge from official pursuit.
When J. W. Brown was United
States marshal he organized a posse
to break up the gang. Thomas was
arrested but when Davis was called
upon to surrender he opened fire, kill
ing Deputy Garner and wounding
Marshal Brown. He was convicted in
1900 and given a sentence of ten
years' imprisonment and ordered to
pay a fine of $15,000. Davis is now
out on bond and will he sentenced
finally at the next term of the court at
mistaken for a Hawk.
Thomas Wright, a farmer living
near Dixon Springs, has been greatly
worried recently by hawks. The other
morning he went out to destroy a
hawk's nest in a near-by tree. He
noticed a commotion in the tree and
fired both barrels of his shotgun into
the thick foliage. To his great aston
ishment Marshall Clariday, a neighbor
ing farm hand, tumbled out with his
body punctured from head to foot with
shot. It is thought his wounds will
(rand Jury Illocked.
The grand jury at Knoxville last
week reported to the Criminal Court
that it had reason to believe almost
all saloons in the city sell whisky and
beer on Sunday and that men, women
and boys can get all the drinks they
want. The report also declared that
gambling houses are in existence and
it is believed they have agents or
scouts. The grand jury declared its
inability to indict on account of wit
nesses either failing io appear or fail
ing to tell what tney know.
Indorsement Ruined Him.
Dr. R. A. Young, a prominent Metho
dist minister, has filed a petition in
oankruptcy in the United States Dis
trict Court clerk's office at Nashville.
The liabilities are placed at $21,580,
and the assets at $2,638.50. The
petition states that of the $21,580 debts
oweu by the petitioner, $1,580 is owed
by him individually and $20,000 owed
on the paper of Hunter & Hart, in
dorsed by the petitioner.
Oil on Keelfoot Lake.
Quite a great deal of excitement
prevails over the discovery of oil .n
the bluffs along Keelfoot lake. It h:is
been suspected for a long time there
was oil in and about the bluffs, on ac
count of oily films invariably seen on
the pools and streams. An expert has
just finished an investigation and pro
nounces the indications very favorable.
Several local capitalists have formed a
company and ordered a boring outfit.
Ruling, by the Attorney-General.
Attorney-General Pickle has ren
dered the railroad commission an
opinion to the effect that the new law
taxing cars of foreign corporations
running in the State is valid and must
be enforced. The commission will
nave to assess the cars upon the best
Information it can obtain.
East Tennessee Clay.
C. R. Reisueder of St. Louis is in
the Knoxville section, examining
clays, with a view to ascertaining
their value for pottery and fire brick.
He says the clay there is especially suit
able for fire and pressed brick, and
that there are within easy reach fine
beds of kaolin for excellent queens
ware. Ruling by Railroad Commission,
The railroad commission has decided
that railroads operating in this State
must keep their depots and stations in
good condition. Attorney-General
Pickle has rendered the commission
an opinion to the effect that it is the
duty of the commission to enforce the
law on this subject, whenever com
plaint is made.
.Damages for UndeliTered Telegram.
A very important case was decided
In the Circuit Court at Brownsville
last week. A. H. Shurley sued the
Western Union Telegraph Company for
failure to deliver an important mess
age to him from Columbia, Tenn., on
August 20 last. The jury returned a
verdict for $1,000 for the plaintiff.
To Restore Elizabethton Industry.
The Tennessee Line and Twine Com
pany will rebuld its plant which was
washed away at Elizabethton during
tne recent flood. The magnitude of the
plant will be increased by one build
ing. It is expected it will be running
in ninety days.
Increased Southern's Assessment.
Col. Thomas I. Williams, as repre
sentative of the State railroad commis
sion, raised the assessment on prop
erty of the Southern Railway at
noxville from a basis of about $178,
000 to about $311,000.
ClarksTllle Tobacco Market.
The Clarksville tobacco market ex
perienced something like a boom the
past week. There was a good general
demand on leaf and the lower grade?:
of lugs were quoted one-four Ui highf-r
than the previous week.
The warehouse m?n are liberal la
the size of their brcats and are ra
ducing stoi'cs by selliLg m -r-i ih.in
their receipts. Th; receipts for tl;
week were 780 hogsheads and offerlnrs
1,195 hogsheads while the sales were .
1,040 hogsheads. Tne planters have
had a continuous planting season
since May 20 and have taken full ad
vantage of It Some cutworms hav3
appeared in h new crop, but not to
an alarming eytent. Quotations 'it
the week were as follows: Low lu,
$4.00 4.25; commor lugs, $4.504.7a;
medium lugs. ?5 00T)5.25; good luga.
$5.756.75; common leaf, $7 008.00.
medium leaf, $8.25.3)9 50; good lea
$10.0011.50; ne loaf $12.00g14.00.
I Fraud Charred.
I The committee of citizens and tax
payers of Chattanooga, appointed to in
vestigate charges of fraud in the re
cent bond election, reported that they
have investigated the Fourth ward and
found that out of 358 votes polled in
that ward only 64,h?.d-complied with
the law requiring payment of poll
taxes. They say that in other wards
where a majority was given for bonds
that same conditions will be found.
Investigation will be prosecuted, and
it is stated that application will be
made for an injunction to prevent the
sale of bonds until the legality of the
I election has been judicially inquired
into. Bonds were asked for to pay the
floating debt and to build halls. ,
Slay Issue Bond.
The board of mayor and aldermen
of Dyersburg, have called an election
to decide whether the people will ap
prove an issue of bonds for the erection
of a municipal system of waterworks
and electric lights, which election is
to be held on the first Wednesday in
July next. The present electric light
and water plant is not sufficient for
the growing needs of the enlarging
Rufuses to Honor Requisition.
The governor of Wisconsin has re
fused to honor the requisition of Gov.
McMillin of Tennesee, for F. A. Aver
beck of Madison. Wis., who is wanted
at Clarksville, charged with . appro
priating and concealing $500 worth of
jewelry belonging to the Averbeck
Jewelry Company of that city, of which
he is now a stockholder.
Slightly More Than Suspects.
James Gorman, Harry Ryan and
John Puckett. arrested at Nashville a
few days ago on suspicion of being
postofflce robbers, have been taken out
of the hands of the police by the
Federal authorities, and bound over to
the October term of the Federal Court.
They are charged w;th robbing tie
postofflce at Smart's Station .May ?.
Rural free delivery will be estab
lished July 1 at Corryton, Knox county,
; Tenn., with two carriers, C. W. Tarver
t and J. C. Patton. Length of route,
fifty miles; area covered, 363.4 square
miles; population served, 1,100. The
postoffice at Minatt will be discon
tinued and mail sent to Corryton. A
postofflce has been established at Don,
Carroll county, Sarah Jones, post
mistress. Wheat Gutting.
Wheat cutting is now the order of
the day in the Union City section, and
notwithstanding the large amount of
harvesting machinery that has been
sold in Obion county the past few
years, a large number of mowers and
binders have been sold this spring.
Tragedy Over Hogs.
In a remote part of Cheatham
county, Gid Crane shot and instantly
killed Robert Hagewood, the latter
falling from his horse. His 11-year-old
child was riding behind but was not
hurt. Crane's hogs had been breaking
into Hagewood 's fields. The latte
1 complained, hence the tragedy. Crane
Tragedy at Pioneer.
John David was killed a few days
ago by O. B. Byrd at Pioneer, Tenn.
David, it is alleged, had been conduct
ing a blind tiger near Byrd's store
and the latter objected. David then
forced Byrd into a house for a day or
two and when David was about to en
ter the house to attack Eyrd the latter
shot him. David, it is eaid, has killed
four men and shot many others.
?Jot In Handle Combine.
Officials of the American Handle
Company of Knoxvil'e. deny the re-"
port that they will go Into an axe
handle combine with Louisville and
Huntington, W. Va.. concerns, but ad
mit negotiations have been pending.
They say their company has with
drawn. The company operates plants
in Knoxville. Bristol and Greenville.
Tenn., and West Point, Miss.
Rural Free Delivery.
A correspondent of the Journal and
Tribune at Jonesbovo says that rural
free delivery has proven very detri
mental to the business of that place
Rural free delivery was early - and
quite generally established in that sec
tion, and It is declared that mail
i orders have become more common anJ
that the mail carrier Is utilized as a
purchaser for the farmers of many
articles, thus preventing the farmt
going to the towns and buying mora
largely under the influence of the
salesman and the display of wares