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The Bolivar Bulletin,
Hugh , "Williams, Editor.
Phogress Telephone No. 17.
Friday, September 20, 1901.
The people of the United
States are bowed down with
grief and sorrow over the
death of President McKinley,
who while greeting his fellow
citizens at the Buffalo Expo
sition, fell a victim to the
assassin's bullet. Mr. Mc
Kinley was near to the hearts
of Americans. Those who
differed with him politically
doubted not his honesty, sin
cerity and patriotism. He
realized the responsibilities
his position carried, and he
was equal to the occasion.
He knew no section, the best
interests of the whole coun
try he sought to advance. He
did much to heal internal
estrangement. President Mc
Kinley it was, a Federal sol
dier, and a gallant one, in a
speech delivered at Atlanta
several years ago, said that he
believed the national govern
ment should care for ceme
teries wherein Confederate
dead were buried the same as
it cares for Federal cemete
ries. "While the suggestion
did not meet with popular
favor in the South, neverthe
less its magnanimity was ap
predated. Few Presidents
of the United States have en
joyed the love and esteem of
the people in a greater degree
than Mr. McKinlev. No-
where is there more genuine,
sincere sorrow than in the
South over his sad death.
Titr first official act of
President Roosevelt was the
issuance of a proclamation
appointing Thursday, Sep
tember 19, the day on whicl
the body of the dead Presi
dent was laid in its last earth
ly resting place, as a day of
mourning and prayer. The
day was observed throughout
the United States.
Herr Most, an anarchist
leader, who is now under ar
rest, was asked what the an
archists want, and his reply
was: "We wage war against
private property, against the
state and against the church.
Such people have no right to
live in this country.
One Joseph A. Wildman,
a United Brethren minister,
in a sermon delivered at
Huntington, Ind., on Tues
day, said: "McKinley was
nothing but a political dem
agogue." Shortly afterwards
he was tarred and feathered.
The Schley Court of In
quiry will resume its session
in Washington this morning.
It is expected to last at least
two months. It only costs
seven hundred dollars a day.
Czolgosz has been ar
raigned before the grand jury
at Buffalo and indicted for
murder in the first degree.
His trial will take place in a
On account of the death
of President McKinley the
Postoflices throughout the
United States closed yester
day morning after 10 o'clock.
The crop of candidates for
offices in Hardeman county
promises to be larger than
the cotton or corn crops combined..
In an interview recently,
in trie Charlotte (N. C.) Ob-'
server, Secretary Vilson of
the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, speak
ing of the destruction of
Southern forests, made use
of the following remarks,
which are worthy of repro
duction: These mountains are the nurseries
of the streams that are the salvation
of thousands of farms and furnish
the . motive power for a countless
number of Bpindles. Some of the
principal tributaries of the Ohio
river have their source in these
mountains. The South is getting a
big share of manufacturing estab
lishments. Water provides a cheap
and effective power by which these
plants may be operated, and there
fore the South cannot afford to see
the wo.rk of destruction go on inde
finitely. Unless the timber is pre
served the rich valleys will be sub
ject at "all time to either floods or
drouths. The leaves and mosses
hold the moisture, and when hard
rains come prevent the lowlands
from being flooded, and gradually
feed the streams. In this way the
farmer will be the principal gainer
through the preservation of the for
ests, and at the same time there will
be enough timber to supp'y all legi
timate wants. When trees are ripe
they should be cut,- just as corn
should be cut when it is ripe. The
simple need is intelligent direction
in cutting, and the prevention of
wholesale destruction of trees in
A Night of Terror.
'Awful anxiety was felt for the
widow of the brave Gen. Buanham
of Machias, Me., when the doctors
said she would die from pneumonia
before morning," writes Mrs. L. II.
Lincoln, who attended her that fear
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more than once saved her life, and
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Senator Carmack's Views.
Nashville. Sept. 16. Senator
Carmack, who is here, en route to
Canton, when asked to-day if he
thought congress would enact laws
regarding the suppression of anarchy
in the United States, Baid he thought
very likely it would.
'What do you think should be
done in this direction?" was asked.
He leplied most emphatically that
congress ought to pass more string
ent immigration laws, and that such
laws should be enforced to the ex
tent that would keep all undesirable
immigrants out of the country.
"No man," said he, "should be
allowed to enter the United Staf.es
unless his antecedents are known.
He should be a man of good char
acter, no matter how ignorant. 1
believe some American consul ought
to pass upon every immigrant appli
cant before they aie permitted to
enter the United States. The class
from which the anarchists are bred
comes from a comparatively restrict
ed part of our foreign immigrants.
"In regard to this particular fel
low who shot the President, I want
to say that while there is no doubt
that the idea of assassinating the
President was put into his head by
the latent preachers of anarchy, his
ruling motive was personal vanity
and a marked craving for notoriety.
Nearly all assassins, or would-be
assassins, of rulers and public men
have been of this class insignifi
cant, common-place creatures, who
committed a crime not because they
are maddened by any-sense of wrong,
real or imaginary, but simply be
cause they want the whole world
talking about them and all the n :ws-
papers writing about them."
Ia speaking of the death of the
President, Senator Carmack said :
"My personal acquaintance with
Mr. McKinley was limited, but he
was a man of wonderful charm of
manner and character and graceful
in his intercourse with all men. He
was a man with a balanced mind,
cheerful and amiable temper, and
his death will be a source of great
regret to his many friends.
"No man can prophesy what his
successor will do. We may be cer
tain that ego will be conspicuous, in
his policy, and that he will be stren
uous in some manner of his admin
istration. I he circumstances under
which he comes into office and the
weight of responsibility laid upon
him may sober and steady him. He
needs to be sobered and steadied.
He is a scholar and a man of gen-1
tlemanly manner and character, nor
does he lack ability. He is fond of
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Attempt to Kill Jackson. I
An attempt to assassinate Andrew
Jackson was made Jan. 30, 1835,
which was near the close of his sec
ond term as President. His assail
ant was Richard Lawrence, a crazy
man, whose insanity had existed for
more than two years previously.
President Jackson had visited the
Capitol to attend a congressional
funeral. As he was crossing the
portico to leave the building Law
rence emerged from behind a column
and, within two and a half yards of
the President, fired at him point
blank. For some reason the powder
failed to ignite and he snapped an
other pistol, with the same .result.
Secretary of the Treasury Wood
bury and one or two other persons
were in the President's company,
and John Tyler, then United States
Senator from Virginia and after
ward Vice President and President,
was near the scene.
As Jackson saw the man fire at
him he sprang from the side of his
companions, raisisig his cane, and
started for the would-be assassin.
He was seized by the arm, but he
exclaimed : "Let me go, gentlemen!
I am not afraid ! They can't kill
me! I can protect myself !" This
is tLe current report of his words,
but Mr. Tyler intimates that his
Ianuae was much more picturesque
As in the case of the man who
fired a pistol at Mr. McKinley, an
officer knocked Lawrence down and
he was then secured. His pistols
were afterward examined and were
found to be loaded with slugs almost
to the muzzle. Caps from the same
box that Lawrence bad used were
placed on both pistols and they ex
ploded with terrible force. One of
them sent a shot through an inch
board. The greatest surprise was
expressed that the President was
Senator Tyler described the event
as he witnessed it. He &ays :
"I saw a man presenting a pocket
pistol at the President, which in a
moment caused an explosion similar
to that I had before heard. The
President immediately raised his
cane and put at him, but the crowd
seized the man and in an instant
threw him down, disarmed him and
handed him over to the Marshal,
who carried him before the civil
authorities. The fact was that Le
had two pistols with percussion
locks. The caps exploded as finely
as ever caps did, but for some cause,
possibly the dampness of the day,
the pistols did not go off. If they
had the President must have been
killed, and I almost trembled to
think what might have been the
consequences. The jraan is ascer
tained to be a madman a painter
by trade and an Englishman by
birth, and to have been here about
three years. I 'stood near by and
saw the whole affair. The old Gen
eral sprang at him like a tiger and
manifested as much fearlessness as
one could possibly have done, but
he got into a furious rage and said
some things unnecessarily."
That the man was a maniac was
obvious, but in the midst of the
great excitement which was caused
throughout the country Jackson's
political enemies-were charged with
inciting the crime. Even Jackson
forgot his usual good sense and said:
"I know where this came from!"
Partisan warfare was never fiercer
in the United States than it was at
that time. Henry Clay, Calhoun
and others were named as implicated
in a conspiracy of which Lawrence
was the agent, but these calumnies
died out and the act was universally
admitted to have been alone that of
the lunatic by whom it was commit
ted. This was the hrst attempt to
assassinate a President of the United
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Cleveland Feared Assassination.
During the latter part of Presi
dent Cleveland's second administra
tion he became fearful of assassina
tion. It is probable his fearB were
due either to threats which were
made against him in letters which
came in his mail or to information
which was obtained by the Secret
Service, though this was never dis
closed. That Mr. Cleveland suspected he
was iu danger, however, was evi
dent from the precautions which he
took. The public receptions at the
White House were abandoned.
When this was done it was said by
his critics that Mr.. Cleveland did
not care to meet the people any
more, but later, when the guard
around the White House was doub
led, tLe conclusion was general that
the President was fearful of assassi
nation. He scarcely ever left the
Executive Mansion, and whenever
he did he was accompanied by sev
eral Secret Service men.
When President McKinley was
inaugurated, he changed all this.
One of his first acts was to dismiss
the extra guard around the White
House. He went out nearly every
day for a walk, accompanied only
by his secretary, a member of his
Cabinet, or some friend. lie soon
became a familiar figure on the
Washington thoroughfares, and
seemed to enjoy meeting the people
as much as they did meeting him.
Of course, everybody raised his hat
to him as he passed, but he was
never followed by crowds.
Latei the President took to horse
back riding. On his rides along
the country roads about Washing
ton he was generally accompanied
by Gen. Corbin, who is an excellent
horseman, and sometimes also by
Secretary Root, whom Gen. Corbin
induced to take up that form of ex
ercise as a relief from the arduous
burdens of the War Office during
the trying times of the Spanish
war. Mr. McKinley made an im
pressive figure on horseback, lie
learned to ride during the civil war
when he was an aid on the staff of
Gen. Rutherford B. Hayes, and
though he had ridden but little since
then until he came to Washington
his old skill soon returned to him.
President Harrison was frequent
ly seen on the streets, unaccompa
nied by any one. -Mr. Harrison
was fond of looking in the . shop
windows, and he would frequently
wander along F. Street and Penn
sylvania Aveuue, btoj.ping to gaze
into every shop window which at
tracted his attention. Naturally
he attracted a great deal of atten
tion himself, but the attention was
never of the annoying kind." New
York Times. "
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In the President's Pockets.
When the President's clothes were
removed at the Exposition Hospital
they were wrapped up carefully and
sent to the Milburn home by oue of
the secret service men. The Presi
dent's pockets held much the same
contents as those of an ordinary cit
izen. In his right-hand trousers
pocket was come currency, $1.80 in
all. Jingling with this coin was a
small silver nugget, well worn, as
if the President had carried it for a
pocket-piece for a long time. Three
small pen knives, pearl handled.
were in the pockets of his trousers.
Evidently they were gifts which he
prized and he was in the habit of
carrying all three. They were sim
ple knives, with no silver ornamen
tation, inscriptions or initials or
other visible personal history. An
other battered coin, presumably a
pocket-piece, was in the left hand
The President's wallet is a well-
worn leather one, about four inches
by five and a half inches in size. . It
was not marked with his name or
other identification. In his wallet
were some bills amounting to $45.
A number of cards, which evidently
bad rested in the wallet for some
time, were in one of the compart
ments. These were not examined.
In a vest pocket was a silver shell
lead pencil and three cigars were
found. They were not the black
perfectos which the President likes,
but a short size, and were recog
nized as some that had been given
him at Niagara Falls that day.- On
two of them he had chewed, much
as Gen. Grant used a cigar. The
other he had not touched.
The President's watch was an
open-case American-made timekeep
er. Attached to it. was a gold chain
which the President always wore
No letters, telegrams or papers were
There was not on the President's
person a single clew to his identity
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Good general rains have fallen in
thia section, breaking tbe drouth
which had eo greatly retarded the
growing of upland cereals.
Our echoed closed Friday, Sept.
C, with a good speech from lion. S.
A. Godsey on tbe needs and impor
tance of an education. Prof. Frank
S. Coflin acted as teacher until he
took charge of tbe Bolivar High
Scbool. Tben his amiable daughter,
Miss Lclia Coflin, took up the same
and efficiently taugbt to tbe close.
We hope the di lectors may-be for
tunate in securing her services next
Messrs. John Macon and Davie
Fortune left a short while since for
Mr. J. B. Sparkman visited Boli
var, recently on business.
Miss Frances Sparkman lately left
for Bolivar, where the boarded the
train for the S. W. B. U., Jackson.
'Tis a wonder to your scribe that
Edgar remains in our county while
such beautiful flowers bloom in
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bryant, of
Moscow, visited the family of your
correspondent's father a few days
The levee and bridges at Ander
son's Mill, near here, are hearing
Our scribe, "Minimum," has just
recovered from a spell ot fever.
Sorry be did not get to finish his
Mr. Allio Fortune has returned to
Moscow after a feverish malady of
Turkey Springs' School closed
with a fine concert a short while
since, with Prof. Henry Ray as
Some are picking cotton.
Mr. J. C. Sparkman has returned
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Good revival meeting at Rocky
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