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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 48.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1901.
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A WEEK'S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
Days Condensed.
H03LE Am FOREIGN ITEMS
Ifews of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE NEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD
DOMESTIC. "
Forest park has been selected as
the site on which to hold the world's
fair in St. Louis in 1903.
Miss Carrie Brown, aged 22, said to
be the fattest girl in the world,
weighing 650 pounds, died in Cale
donia, Wis.
The Pynchon national bank at
Springfield, Mass.. closed its doors.
Will iam Myers, of Chaska, Minn.,
was drowned in a fruitless attempt
to rescue his three-vear-old son from
drowning.
Judge .Stevens, of Manatee county,
Fla., was killed in a duel with knives
and his antagonist was badly wound
ed.
Before the eyes of their eight ehil
dren lightning struck cfead Mr. and
Mrs. George Weis on their farm near
Louisville, Ky.
Alfred Anderson killed . his wife
with a hammer at West Superior,
Wis., because she had been away
from home all night.
The body of the late Adelbert S.
Hay, killed by a fall In New Haven,
Conn., was buried in Cleveland, O.
The transport Hancock sailed for
Manila from San Francisco with Adjt.
Gen. 11. C. Corbin and other officials
on board.
John Considine, formerly a Chicago
politician and gambler, killed ex
Chief of PoVce W. L. Meredith at
Seattle, Wash.
John Tlockstock was killed and de
voured by a pack of wolves near
Mellen, Wis.
The transport Logan arrived in
San Francisco from Manila with the
Forty-fourth volunteers and six com
panies of the Thirty-ninth regiment.
In St. Paul, Neb., County Judge
Smith declared the state curfew law
unconstitutional.
John P. Klein, a Chicago printer,
pleaded guilty of bigamy. He has
two wives, two babies, two homes,
two names and two jobs.
The navy department has decided
to abandon all 'efforts to aid the naval
militia because of lack of interest
shown by such organizations in plans
for their training.
The war department is collecting
information showing the results of
the repeal of the canteen law which
will be laid before congress.
Fire at Mayfield, Ky., destroyed
33 residences and two tobacco ware
houses, the loss being $200,000.
Four Dowie elders who attempted
to hold a meeting in Evanston, 111.,
were driven out of town by enraged
residents.
The president of Yale college an
nounced a gift of $133,000 to begin
work on new buildings.
Two men were killed and five badly
injured by the explosion of a cupola
full of molten iron in Chicago.
George Williams, dying at Vinita,
I. T.. confessed the murder of T. E.
and Green Smith at Pryor Creek, I. T.
Fourteen persons were killed in a
Wabash railway wreck at Cass Sta
tion, Ind., and 30 were injured, some
of whom may die.
An oil tank at Decatur, Ind., was
struck by lightning and 50,000 barrels
of petroleum destroyed.
Additional details of the West Vir
ginia flood indicate the death list will
exceed 100. Another cloudburst did
great damage to property.
Mrs. William Conley and her daugh
ter, Mrs. William Hobbs. were drowned
near Mercer, Wis., by the upsetting of
a boat.
Louise Strothoff, aged 19, and Frank
C. Forrest, 21 years old, carried out a
premeditated plan to die together near
Quincy, 111., because of parental objec
tion to their marriage.
Eber and Louis Pearsons, aged re
spectively 16 and 14 years, were
drowned at Ottumwa, la.
The transports Thomas and Buford,
with nearly 2.000 soldiers from Ma
nila, reached San Francisco.
Fire in a coal mine near Wilkesbarre,
Pa., caused the death of four men.
Two thousand Christian Scientists
made a pilgrimage to the home of Mrs.
Eddy at Concord, X. II.
Between $30,000,000 and $40,000,000
is to be spent in the next few years
on the roadbed and equipment of the
Southern Facific railroad.
A new treaty with England concern
ing the Nicaraguan canal is under way
which abrogates the Clayion-Bulwer
treaty.
Six died of plagne on the British
steamship Carlisle City during the
voyage from Hong-Kong to San Diego,
Cal. :
Mrs. McKinley had her first car
riage ride since she was prostrated
by illness during the recent journey
through the west.
J. Pierpont Morgan has given to
Harvard university more than $1,000,-
D00.
Ten thousand acres of grain were
destroyed by fire near Los Banos,
Cal.
In a fight between striking street
laborers and police at Rochester, N.
., 11 patrolmen and 20 workmen were
injured.
Control of Lehigh Valley road has
passed into the hands of the Erie and
other competing companies by the
purchase of stock.
The government receipts will exceed
expenditures by $77,000,000 for the
fiscal year ending June 30. The balance
of foreign trade in favor of the United
States amounts to $675,000,000, an in
crease of $143,000,000.
While working in a field in Lincoln
county, X. C. William Huss and his two
sons were killed dv lightning.
Two high school! graduates at Mount
Vernon, N. Y., were hazed by students,
who tied them to trees in the woods
and left them to the mercy of mos
quitoes for four hours.
Senator M. A. Hanna gave $50,000 to
Kenyon college at Mount Vernon, O.
David J. Brewer, associate justice of
the supreme court, and Charles Emory
Smith, postmaster general, have been
given the LL. D. degree by the Wesley-
an university at Middletown, Conn.
During- a storm which did great dam
age near Pittsburgh, Ta.. three per
sons were killed by lightning.
At Eldorado, Kan., Jesse Morrison
was found guiltj' of manslaughter in
the second degree for the murder of
Mrs. Olin Castle.
The Forty-third regiment, the last
of the volunteers to leave the Philip
pines, arrived at San Francisco on the
transport Kilpatrick.
Unknown blackmailers, failing to
extort $3,000 from W. C. Carson, a
wealthy Cowley county (Kan.)
farmer, burned his home during hi
absence, cremating his wife.
Jesse Vanscov and his brother
John, aged respectively 26 and 11
years, were drowned near Ames, la.
The Equity court in Washington
awarded $2S8,000 to Dewey's sailors
and $300,000 to those of Sampson's
fleet for war prize money.
B. Shattick, of Anoka, Minn., was
robbed of $4,500 on a train near
Manoka, Minn.
In college boat-races at Xew Lon
don, Conn., Yale won the varsity and
freshman races and Harvard won the
four-oared event.
The Seventh national bank in Xew
York was closed by order of the
comptroller of the currency. Heavy
loans on doubtful security caused th;
closing.
Don Harned, Joseph LaFarre and
Grover Gamphor of Bowling Green,
O., were drowned while bathing
near Perr3'sburg.
Railroad construction this year
promises to exceed the work done in
any similar period since 1S90.
Four men were killed by the falling
of a scaffold at Buffalo, X. Y.
Lee Setter, aged 17, and Walter
Evans, aged 32, were drowned at
Waterloo, Xeb.
Edward Ruthven (colored) was elec
trocuted in the Ohio state peniten
tiary at Columbus for the murder cf
Police Officer Shipp in Cleveland on
May 6, 1900.
Rev. W. S. Brandon, of Detroit,
Mich., asked for a divorce because his
wife made him do the washing on
Sunday and get his own meals.
Twenty houses were burned at
Chester Point, Ark. Loss, $100,000.
Railways estimate that the grain
crop of the northwest will be the
largest ever harvested.
Lightning killed Marvis Carlson,
first baseman in a ball game at Mon
roe Center, 111., and shocked several
other players and spectators.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL..
Ohio republicans have renominated
George K. Xash for governor.
Miss Ellen Lee, daughter of Gen.
Fitzhugh Lee, was married in Xev
York to Lieut. Rhea, of the Seventb
cavalry.
Rev. Joseph Cook, the famous lec
turer, reformer and champion of re
ligion, as against science, died at hia
home in Ticonderoga, X. Y., aged 63
years.
Benjamin F. Meek, inventor of the
fishing reel, died at Frankfort, Ky.,
aged 76 years.
Joseph Ladue, founder of Dawson
City, upon whose land gold was first
found in the Yukon region, died at
his home in Schuyler Falls, X. Y.
The Xebraska republican state con
vention will be held at Lincoln Au
gust 28.
Pennsylvania democrats will hold a
state convention at Harrisburg Au
gust 23 to nominate candidates for
state treasurer and supreme court
judge.
FOREIGN.
Gen. Wood is afflicted with the grippe
at Havana.
Five thousand dozen bottles of wine
from the roval cellars were sold at
auction in London.
Leipziger bank at Leipzig, Germany,
suspended payment, with liabilities of
$1S,000,000 and assets of half that
amount.
The British have arranged with the
Chinese for joint administration of
Peking duties until evacuation.
The Boers were making rapid ad
vances in Cape Colony.
The international congress of vege
tarians in session in London urges a
vegetable diet as a positive cure for
drunkenness.
Speaker Henderson of the house
of representatives was entertained
by distinguished men in London and
received by the king.
The Cuban electoral commission
has adopted the universal suffrage
plan.
COMMENDABLE ANGER
Talmage on How to Be Angry and
Still Sin Not.
Discriminate Between the Offense
and the Offender We Should
Be Indignant at One and
Pity the Other.
Copyright, 1901, by Louis Klopsch. N. Y.
Washington,
A delicate and difficult duty is by
Dr. Talmage in this discourse urged
upon all, and especially upon those
given to quick temper; text, Ephe
sians iv., 26: "Be ye angry and sin
not."
Equipose of temper, kindness, pa
tience, forbearance, are extolled by
most of the radiant pens of inspira
tion, but my text contains that which
at first sight is startling. A certain
kind of anger is approved aye, we
are commanded to indulge in it. The
most of us have no need to cultivate
high temper, and how often we say
things and do things under affront
ed impulse which we are sorry for
when perhaps it is too late to make
effective apology! Why, then, should
the apostle Paul dip his pen in the ink
horn and trace upon parchment, after
ward to be printed upon paper for
all ages, the injunction, "lie ye angry
and sin not?"
My text commends a wholesome in
dignation. It discriminates between
the offense and the offender, the sin
and the sinner, the crime and the
criminal.
To illustrate: Alcoholism has
ruined more fortunes, blasted more
homes, destroyed more souls, than
any evil that I think of. It pours
a river of poison and fire through the
nations. Millions have died because
of it, and millions are dying now, and
others will die. Intemperance is an
old sin. The great Cyrus, writing
to the Lacedemonians of himself,
boasted of many of his qualities,
among others, that he could drink
and bear more wine than his distin
guished brother. Louis X. and Al
exander the Great died drunk. The
parliament of Edinburgh in 1661 is
called in history "the drunken par
liament." Hugh Miller, first stone
mason and afterward a world-re
nowned geologist, writes of the drink
ing habits of his day, saying: "When
the foundation was laid, they drank.
When the walls were leveled for
laying the joists, they drank. When
the building was finished, they drank.
When an apprentice joined, they
drank." In the eighteenth century,
the giver of an entertainment boast
ed that none of the guests went away
Bober. Xoah, the first ship captain,
was wrecKed not in the ark, for
that was safely landed but he was
wrecked with strong drink. Every
man or woman rightly constructed
will blush with indignation at the na
tional and international and hemi
spheric and planetary curse. It is
good to be aroused against it. You
come out of that condition a better
man or a better woman. Be ye an
gry at that abomination, and the
more anger the more exaltation to
character. But that aroused feeling
becomes sinful when it extends to
the victim of this great evil. Drunk
enness you are to hate with a vivid
hatred; but the drunkard you are
to pity, to help to extricate.
Just take into consideration that
there are men and women who once
were as upright as yourself who
have been prostrated by alcoholism.
Perhaps it came of a phj'sician's pre
scription for the relief of pain, a re
currence of the pain calling- for a
continuance of the remedy; p3rhaps
the grandfather was an inebriate and
the temptation to inebriety, leaping
over a generation, has swooped on
this unfortunate; perhaps it was un
der an attempt to drown trouble that
was sought after; perhaps it was
a very gradual chaining of the man
with the beverage which was thought
to be a servant, when one day it an
nounced itself master. Be humble
now, and admit that there is a
strong probability that under the
came circumstances you yourself
might have been captured. The two
appropriate emotions for you to al
low are indignation at the intoxicant
which enthralled and sympathy for
the victim. Try to get the sufferer
out of his present environment; rec
ommend any hygienic relief that you
know of and, above all, implore the
divine rescue for the struggle in
which so many of the noblest and
grandest have been worsted. Do not
give yourself up to too many phil
ippics about what the man ought to
have been and ought to have done.
While your cheek flushes with wrath
at the foe that has brought the ruin,
let your eye be moistened with tears
of pity for the sufferer. In that waj'
you will have fulfilled the injunction
of the text: "Be ye angry and sin
not."
There is another evil the abhor
rence of which you are called to,
and it is on the increase the gam
bling practice. Recent developments
show that much of this devastation
is being wrought in ladies' parlors.
It is an evil which sometimes is as
polite and gracious as it is harmful.
Indeed, there never were so many
people trying to g-et money without
earning it. But it is a haggard
transgression that comes down to us
from the past blighting all its way.
I have seen in the archives of the
nation in this national capital a large
book in which, one of the early pres
idents of the United States kept an
account in his own handwriting of
gains and losses at playing cards
on one page the gains and on the
other the losses, and there are many
pages. In other days many of na
tional reputation went from the halls
of congress and the senate chamber
to spend the night in notorious gam
bling saloons. One of the ablest men
of the centuries, Charles Fox, got
ready for his speech against "The
Petition of the Clergy" by spending
22 hours at the gambling table. Irv
ing's life of Oliver Goldsmith says
that the great poet lost 30, all his
earnings, in a short tour to see the
world. Gibbon, the author of "The
Decline and Fall of the Roman Em
pire," came to his own decline and
fall through gaming practices and
in a letter in 1776 said: "I have un
done myself, and it is to no purpose
to conceal from you my abominable
madness and folly. I have never lost
so much in five days as I have to
night, and I am in debt to the house
for the whole."
But while you are hotlj- indignant
against the crime, how do you feel
about those who were fleeced and
slain? They did not know that their
small boat was so near the maelstrom.
Some of them were born with a tend
ency to recklessness and experiment
and hazard. They inherited a disposi
tion to tempt chance. Do not heap
on them additional discouragements;
do not deride their losses. Help them
to start again. Show them that there
are more fortunes yet to be gained
than have yet been gathered and that
with God for their friend the- will be
provided for her and through the Sa
viour's mercy they may reign forever
in the land where there are no losses
and infinite gains. While you may red
den in the face at the fact that gam
bling is the disgraceful mother of
multitudinous crimes, of envies, jeal
ousies, revenge, quarrels, cruelties,
falsehoods, forgeries, suicides, mur
ders and despair, be careful what you
say of the victim of the vice and what
you do. He needs more sympathy than
the man who came up from inebriety
and debauch and assassination, for
many such repent and are saved, but
confirmed gamblers hardly ever re
form. Duringthe course of .a prolonged min
istry I have seen thousands redeemed,
many of them who were clear gone in
sin, by Almighty grace rescued. In
all parts of this land and in some parts
of other lands I have seen those who
were given up as incorrigible and lost
recovered for God and Heaven, but
how many confirmed gamblers have I
seen converted from their evil ways?
A thousand? Xo. Five hundred? Xo.
Fifty? No. Two? Xo. One? Xo.
I read in a book of one such rescued.
I have no doubt there have been other
cases, but no evil does its work so
thoroughly and eternally as gambling.
Such almost hopeless of reformation
ought to call forth from you deeper
sympathy than you feel for any other
unfortunate. Pity by all means, for
those who, shipwrecked and bruised
among the timbers have nevertheless
climbed up to the' fisherman's cabin
and found warmth and shelter, but
more pity for those who never reach
shore, but are dashed to death in the
breakers. Be angry at the sin, but
sympathize with its victims.
One act of fraud told of in big head
lines in the morning papers rightfully
arouses the nation's wrath. It is the
interest of every good man and good
woman who reads of the crime to have
it exposed and punished. Let it go un
scathed, and you put a premjum on
fraud, you depress public morals, you
induce those who are on the fence be
tween right and wrong to get down on
the wrong side, and you put the busi
ness of the world on a down grade.
The constabulary and penitentiary
must do their work. But while the
merciless and the godless cry: "Good
for him!" "I am glad he is within the
prison doors!" be it your work to find
out if that man is worth saving and
what were the causes of his moral
overthrow. Perhaps he started in
business life under a tricky firm, who
gave him wrong notions of business
integrity; perhaps there was a combi
nation of circumstances almost un
paralleled for temptation; perhaps
there were alleviations; perhaps he
was born wrong and never got over it;
perhaps he did not realize what he was
doing, and if you are a merciful man
you will think of other perhapses
which, though they may not excuse,
will extenuate. Perhaps he has al
ready repented and is washed in the
blood of the Lamb, and is as sure of
Heaven as you are. What an opportu
nity you have for obeying my text.
You were angry at the misdemanor,
but you are hopeful for the recovery
of the recalcitrant. Blessed all prison
reformers! Blessed are those gov
ernors and presidents who are glad
when they have a chance to pardon!
Blessed the forgiving father who wel
comes home the prodigal! Blessed
the dying thief whom the Lord took
with Him to glory, saying: "This day
shalt thou be with Me in Paradise!"
There is another evil that we ought
to abhor, while we try to help the
victim, and that is infidelity. It
snatches the life preserver from the
man afloat and affords not so much
as a spar or a plank as substitute. It
would extinguish the only light ths
has ever been kindled for the troubled
and the lost. Let the spirit of infi
delity take hold of a neighborhood,
and in that town the marriage rela
tion is a farce and good morals give
place to all styles of immorals. Let it
take possession of this earth, and
there will be no virtue left in all the
world's circumference. All the sins
rebuked in the Ten Commandments
would be dominant. The torch that
shall kindle the conflagration of the
earth in its last catastrophe will not
do as much damage as would ipfidel
ity and agnosticism, if they got the
chance. Be angry with such theories
of unbelief and hatred of God. Xever
laugh at the witticisms of those who
would belittle the Bible with their
jocularity. Quote to them the four
lines of Whittier:
And weary seekers of the best
We come back laden with our quest
To find that all the sages said
Is in the book our mothers read.
Have a lightning in your eye and a
flush in your cheek and a frown on
your brow for a dastard that would
blot out the sun and moon and stars
of Christianity and leave all things in
an arctic night, the cold equal to the
darkness. You do well to be angry,
but how about those who have been
flung of scepticism, and that is more
millions than you will ever know of
until the judgment day reveals every
thing. Ah, here comes your opportu
nity for gentleness, kindness and
sympathy. The probability is that if
you had been plied with the same in
fluences as this unbeliever there
would not be a Bible in. all your
house from cellar, to attic. Perhaps
he was in some important transaction
swindled by a member of the church
whose taking of the sacrament was a
sacrilege. Perhaps he read agnostic
books and heard agnostic lectures
and mingled in agnostic circles until
he has been befogged and needs your
Christian help more than anyone
that you know of. Do not get into
any labored argument about the
truth of Christianity. He may beat
you at that. He has a whole artil
lery of weapons ready to open nre.
Remember tnat no one was ever re
formed for this life or saved for the
life to come by an argument, but in
humblest and gentlest way, your
voice subdued, ask him a few ques
tions. Ask him if he had a Christian
parentage, and if he says yes ask
him whether the old folks died happy.
Ask him if he has ever heard of any
one going out of this life in raptures
of infidelity and agnosticism. Ask
him if it is not a somewhat remark
able fact that the Bible, after so
many years, sticks together and that
there are more copies of it in exist
ence than ever before. Ask him if
he knows of any better civilization
than Christian civilization and
whether he thinks the teachings of
Confucius or Christ are preferable.
Ask him if he thinks it would be a
fair thing in the Creator of all things
to put in this world the human race
and give them no direct communica
tion for their guidance and, if they
did wrong, tell them of no way of
recovery. I think if a famous infidel
of our time, instead of being taken
away instantaneously, had died in
his bed after weeks and months of
illness he would have revoked his
teachings and left for his beloved
family consolations which they could
not find in obsequies at which not
one word of Holy Scripture was read,
or at Fresh Pond crematory, whera
no Christian benediction was pro
nounced. I do not positively say that
in a prolonged illness, there would
have been a retraction, but I think
there would.
But let me confess at this crisis of
my sermon that there is not an in
junction in the Bible more difficult to
obey than the words of the text.
While it applauds a wholesome indig
nation, it warns against sinful an
ger. And there is in all the realm
of passion nothing more destructive
than indiscriminate hate. First of
all, it frenzies the nervous ganglia.
Those people who easily flare up on
little provocation go into high dud
geon, take umbrage without reason,
snap you up quick, have ruined their
nerves, and there is only one thing
worse to ruin, and that is the brain,
and we say of one that is given to
frequent ebullitions of temper that
he is an unbalanced man. A business
man of our acquaintance said: "I
cannot afford to get mad. It hurts
me so."
A man thoroughly mad can say
enough in two minutes to damage
him for 20 j-ears. It only took fiva
minutes for the earthquake to de
stroy Caracas. One unfortunate sen
tence uttered in affront in a speech
in the United States senate shut for
ever the door of the white house
against one of the most brilliant men
of the last century.
Turpassing all other characters in
ne world's biography stands Jesus
Christ, wrathful against sin, merciful
to the sinner. Witness His behavior
toward the robed ruffians who de
manded capital punishment for an
offending woman denunciation for
their sinful hypocrisy, pardon for
her sweet penitence. He did not
speak of Herod as "his majesty" or
"his royal highness," but dared to
compare him to a cunning fox, say
ing: "Go ye and tell that fox." But,
alert to the cry of suffering, He finds
ten lepers and to how many of the
ten awful invalids did He give con
valescence and health? Ten. Rebuk
ing Pharisaism in the most com
pressed sentence in all the vocab
ulary of anathema "Ye serpents, ye
generation of vipers, how can ye es
cape the damnation of hell?" yet
looking upon Peter with such tender
ness that no word was spoken and
not a word was needed, for the look
spoke louder than words. "And the
Lord looked upon Peter, and Peter
went out and wept bitterly." Oh, what
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uown me swariny nsnerman aposuei
It was such a hurt look, such a be
seeching look, such a loving look,
such a forgiving look! Was there
any other being since time began,
such a combination of wrath against
wrong and compassion for the
wrongdoer? "Lion of Judah's tribe!"
Hear that! "Lamb of God who tak
eth away the sins of the world!"
Hear that!
Like Him, let us hate iniquity with
complete hatred; but, like Him, may
we help those who are overthrown
and be willing to suffer for their
restoration. Then, although at the
opening of this discourse our text
may have seemed to command us to
do an impossible thing, we will at
the close of this sermon, with a
prayer to God for help, be more rig
id and determined than ever before
against that which is wrong, while
at the same time we shall feel so
kindly toward all the erring and
work so hard for their rescue that
we will realize that we have scaled
the Alpine, the Himalayan, height of
my text, which enjoins: "Be ye angry
and sin not."
TENNESSEE
Magistrates Rob the County.
A genuine sensation has been sprung
on the County Court of Hamilton coun
ty which will be aired in a report to
-be made by a special Investigation
committee appointed at the last term.
This committee began Its investiga
tion on the books of justices of the
peace of three years back, and have,
bo it is declared, found some remark
able conditions. In a large number
of cases magistrates were found to
have been engaged in a systematic
scheme for robbing the county. Hund
reds of cases have been found, so it
is said, where costs amounted to as
much as $6.00 in each for commit
ments to the workhouse, and when
prisoners were never sent to the
workhouse. Some five or six years
ago the county issued $100,000 in bonds
to pay its floating debt, and was
forced at the last term of the legisla
ture to apply for an enabling act to
issue another $100,000 for the same
purpose. The extravagant expendi
ture of money aroused suspicion, and
this investigation was called for. It
is believed that a large part of this
debt is due to this long-continued loot
ing of the treasury.
Good Wheat Crop.
The farmers of Obion county have
the best quality of wheat they have
had for several years, some of it test
ing sixty-three pounds to the bushel,
which is five pounds better than the
best of last year. The yield i3 not as
larg9 as that of last year, but the
difference in quality ought to make
up for deficiency. Rain is badly need
ed for corn and other farm and garden
products. There is a larger acreage
of corn in that section than there was
last year, and with good seasons from
now on the farmers ot Obion will be in
as good if not better fix financially
than are the farmers of any other part
of the State.
A Good Man Gone.
Capt. R. H. Wood died at Bolivar last
week, in the 75th year of his age. No
man ever lived in Hardeman county
who was more highly esteemed than
Robert Wood. Throughout Tennes
see he had an extensive acquaintance,
especially among members of the
legal profession. During the civil
war he fought for the Southern cause
with a company from Hardeman, and
was elected its captain. He served
his country nobly and well in war and
in -peace. He was a charitable,
Christian gentleman, whose influence
was always exerted for good.
Jumped From m Train.
Hal Dillon, white, sentenced in the
Obion county Circuit Court to fifteen
years for abduction, slipped his hand
cuffs and jumped from the train at
Burns station one night last week,
while enroute to State prison, and es
caped. Dillon, who is an itinerant bar
ber and a married man, induced a
young lady to elope with him, but her
brother, through prompt action,
brought their flight to a close before
the fellow's plans could be consum
mated. Great Harvest of Peaches.
Fruit growers in the Chattanooga
section are having the greatest harvest
of peaches ever known. One day last
week 1,500 crates were shipped from
that point, coming from North Georgia
principally. The president of the
Growers' Association estimates it will
require 1,500 cars to move this year's
yield. Prices range from 55 cents for
lower to $1.50 for higher grades. East
ern and Western markets are said to
be the best known for years.
Young Man Drowned.
Sam T. Logan, Jr., son of Judge S.
T. Logan of Knoxville, was drowned
in the Tennessee river one night last
week. He was in a boat with Miss
Louise Guion of New Orleans. After
a steamboat passed young Logan tried
to "ride the waves" with his yawl and
it capsized. In his effort to save the
young lady he was strangled and
drowned. A river man on the shore
Baw the accident and swam out and
rescued Miss Guion.
Progress of the Tennessee Central.
The steel rails for the first twenty
miles of the Tennessee Central's line
from Lebanon to Nasnville have been
shipped from the United States Steel
Company's plant at Pittsburg. The
Tennessee Central is negotiating with
the Baldwin Locomotive Works for
two heavy freight engines for use in
the mountains. The two new engines
will be of the consolidation type, four
drivers, and will weisrh 156.000
pounds.
OU Find Near ClarksvlUe.
"While boring for water on his farm
Just south of Clarksville, George
Castner found oil. The extent of the
find is not yet known. Water has
Deen iouna a plenty, wnich smells and
tastes strongly of coal oil. Indicating
a pressure from beneath.
Camp Meeting.
The noted evangelist, Mrs. Mary
Snell Hall of Columbus, Miss., will
hold the Uba Springs camp meeting
this year. The meeting will begin
August 16, and continue two weeks.
This camp meeting is always largely
attended.
Granted Charter.
The charter for the Woodberry and
Nashville Railroad has been granted.
The projectors of the road will appeal
to the County Court of Cannon county
for aid to the extent of $135,000 in
county Donas.
STATE NEWS.
Want Good Roads.
The Good Roads Association, which
met recently at Jackson, adopted tha
following:
"That the Good Roads Association
of Tennessee, in convention assembled,
recognize the deplorable condition of
public roads in Tennessee and recom
mend as the remedy: (1) Intelligent
supervision; (2) adequate revenue;
(3) permanent system. Without going
into details the State Good Roads As
sociation recommends as to the first a
State highway commissioner with
qualifications of ability for eligibility
to office whose duties shalf be to collect
and disseminate information and to
suggest the most economical methods
of road and bridge construction and
maintenance, according to the pecu
liarities of the several sections of the
State; and further, that there shall be
one county road commissioner for each
county.
"As to the second, we recommend a
material increase of means for road
purposes in such a manner as to be
least burdensome to the people.
"As to the third, we recommend gen
eral details which will preserve the
continuity and preservation of fixed
plans and records."
Death of Dr. Nlehol.
Dr. W. L. Nichol one of the best
known physicians in the State and
the South, died at Nashville a few days
ago, aged 73 years. He was born In
Nashville and graduated in medicine
at the University of Pennsylvania in
1849. The same year he was elected
assistant resident physician in Block
ley Hospital, where he remained one
year. In 1852 he entered the United
States navy, and was ordered to join
the North Pacific exploration expedi
tion, serving as assistant surgeon on
the ship Vincennes, the flagship of the
squadron. During this cruise he visit
ed Cape Town, Sydney and China, and
then went to Japan shortly after the
ports of that country were opened by
Commodore Perry. From Japan he
went to the Arctic Ocean, and. return
ing to San Francisco in October, 1856,
resigned his commission in the navy.
Dr. Nichols was rated as one of the
best diagnosticians in the whole coun
try, and as a practitioner of medicine
he established and held until retire
ment the reputation of being one of
the princes of his - prof ession. Dr.
Nichol was thrice married. A son by
his first marriage, a daughter by his
second, and his third wife and son by
that marriage survive him.
Executive Clemency. '
Got. McMiliin acted on five applica
tions for executive clemency one day
last week. He pardoned J. B. Carthry,
of Knox county, who was sentenced
to five years for receiving money on
deposit in a bank when he knew it to
be in an insolvent condition. James
Roberts of Hamilton county, sentenced
to three years for murder, had hla
sentence commuted to one year's im
prisonment. Sam Byrd of Morgan
county, sentenced to twenty-four
months' imprisonment in jail and fined
$50 for malicious mischief, was re
lieved of the jail sentence and had hia
fine reduced to $25. Jim Green, colored,
from Monroe county, sent to prison in
1897 for fifteen years for murder, com
muted to five years. This, with good
time, gives Green his release. The
governor also pardoned James Woods
of Wilson county, sentenced to three
years for assault to murder.
The Suicide Clause.
The Chancery Court holds that the
Woodmen of the World should pay
policies in a case of suicide, whether
the "suicide clause" is therein or not.
In 1897 a "suicide clause," it is stated
by the complainant, was inserted in
the policies. It is claimed that the
deceased, who suicided, paid dues on
his policy issued before the suicide
clause was inserted, and whose policy
did not contain the clause. The case
is that of Mrs. Mary V. Grubbs vs.
the Sovereign Camp of the Woodmen
of the World, and the claim is for
$3,000.
New Depot For Knoxville.
Frank S. Gannon, third vice presi
dent and general manager of the
Southern Railway, states that the con
tract for an $80,000 depot at Knox
ville will be let in a few weeks. A
large amount of Tennessee marble will
be used in the building.
Teachers' Institute.
The Gibson County Teachers Insti
tute convened at Trenton for a two
weeks' session Monday, July 1. County
Superintendent J. B. Cummlngs, is con
ducting the exercises, and is assisted
by Prof. R. W. Jones, of Nashville.
Money In Tomatoes.
The first large shipment of tomatoes
was made from Humboldt last week. A
good price is being paid for them on
the platform,, and the crop for this
season promises to bea large and
profitable one.
1.1 ve Stoc Inspector Named.
Claude Shaw of Brownsville has
been appointed live stock inspector for
West Tennessee by Live Stock Com
missioner Dunn.
Street Railway Goes to Receiver.
The Nashville Railway has been
placed in the hands of a receiver. The
application was made by the Baltimore
Trust and Guarantee Company, the
holders of $2,000,000 of the company's
bonds, upon which it defaulted in the
payment of interest last February. Tha
Nashville Railway Company is capital
ized at $13,000,000, one-half of which,
is in bonds and the other in stock.

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