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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 8.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1901.
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A WEEK'S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
II03IE AND FOREIGN ITEMS
Notts of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE NEWS FEOIT ALL THE WORLD
Six men were killed and 30 injured by
an explosion in the Gulch mine near
Leon F. Czolgosz was indicted by the
grand jury at Buffalo on the charge
of murder in the first degree. Former
Justices Lewis and Titus, ofthe New
York supreme court, were assigned to
The McKinley funeral train reached"
Washington at 8: 38 o'clock on the even
ing of the ICth after a memorable trip
from Buffalo, during which vast crowds
at points through which the train
passed paid silent reverence. Accom
panying the remains from Buffalo were
Mrs. McKinley, President Roosevelt
and the immediate family and friends
of the late president.
The battleship Illinois was placed'in
commission at Newport News, Capt.
Converse in command.
The first race for America's cup
will be sailed off New York on Thurs
day, September 26, and the succeed
ing races will take place on Septem
ber 28, October 1, 3 and 5.
A Baltimore mob hanged an effigy
of Emma Goldman.
The Omaha board of education
changed the name of a public school
from Train to McKinley because
George Francis Train once wrote a
letter of sympathy to Emma Gold
man. An effigy of Czolgosz was hanged,
burned and kicked about State street
by crowds in Chicago.
Washington police were informed
by Jersey City officials that a sup
posed anarchist is said to have ex
pressed the intention to kill Presi
William Ried, a farmer near Glad
win, Mich., and his two sons were
suffocated by gas in a well.
President Roosevelt pays high trib
ute to the memory of President Mc
Kinley by asking all the members of
the cabinet to remain in office dur
ing his entire term. Seven of the
The annual convention of the Amer
ican Bankers' association, called to
meet at Milwaukee September 24-26,
has been postponed indefinitely on
eccount of the death of the late Pres
Funeral services for the late Presi
dent McKinley were held in the capitol
at Washington on the 17th, conducted
by Bishop Andrews, of Ohio, in accord
ence with the rites of the Methodist
Episcopal church, of which the late
president was a lifelong member.
Consisting only of two hymns, a song,
a prayer, an address and a benediction,
they were solemnly impressive. The
special train carrying the remains of
the late president left Washington for
Canton, O., at seven o'clock in the
Czolgosz was formally arraigned be
fore the county judge at Buffalo, and
after his attorney had entered a plea
of not guilty, the trial before the su
preme court was fixed for the 23d be
fore Justice White.
President Roosevelt held a cabinet
meeting and Secretary Hay accepted
the invitation to retain his portfolio,
thus completing the eonsent of all the
Fifty persons were injured in a crush
at the capitol building in Washington
-while the body of the late president
was lying in state.
Burglars entered the bank at Ham
mond. Wis., blew open the safe and se
cured $5,000 in cash.
The Virginia constitutional conven
tion rejected a provision for free
speech in the bill of rights, because of
the late president's murder.
The government's weekly report says
cool, wet weather has retarded inatur
ing corn in the northwest, but the cen
tral and eastern crop is safe.
An anarchist community of 25 fami
lies was forced to leave Guffey Hol
J. A. Wilman. a United Brethren
minister at Huntington, lnd., wai
tarred and feathered for denouncing
F. J. V. Skiff, of Chicago, has been ap
pointed director of exhibits' for the St
Tin plate workers in Pittsburg
voted to quit the Amalgamated asso
ciation and deal directly with the
The funeral train bearing the body
of the late president arrived at Can
ton at noon on the IStfr and the re
mains lay in state in the courthouse
until six p. m.. and were viewed by
thousands. The body was then re
moved to the McKinley home. The
progress of the train between Wash
ington and Canton was made notable
by the crowds assembled all along the
route. Fifty thousand persons awaited
its coming at the Pittsburg station.
There were 175 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 13th, against 169 the -week
previous and 195 the corresponding pe
riod of 1900.
Rev. Albert Dahlquist barely escaped
beinglynchedinSt.Paul.Minn., for say
ing the assassination of President Mc
Kinley was a noble deed.
A monument to the memory of Jen
nie Wade, who was killed while mak
Log bread for union soldiers, was un-
ytiltd at Gettysburg, p.
Mrs. John Brown and her bab- were j
burned to death at Fort Wayne, Iud. j
Burglars took $5,000 from the bank
of J. C. Brainerd & Co., at Blooming
Former Secretary of State Olney was
denounced at a meeting of his neigh
bors in Falmouth, Mass., for refusing
to help punish an employe who ap
proved of Czolgosz' deed.
C. L. Shaffer, of Chicago, has been
elected president of the national asso
ciation of railway clerks.
President Roosevelt's adherence to
the McKinley policies and the McKin
ley cabinet are praised in Washington.
The American Bankers' association
will meet in annual convention in Mil
waukee October 15, 16 and 17.
The sovereign grand lodge of odd fel
ows in session at Indianapolis, lnd.,
voted to amend the constitution so
that grand state lodges at their option
may admit men of mixed blood to the
A paroled convict in Ohio who
boasted membership in an organiza
tion that would pay $50,000 for the
murder of President Roosevelt was
6ent back to prison to serve two
The transport Grant arrived in
San Francisco from Manila, bringing
Troop B, of the Fourth cavalry, and
the Twelfth battery of field artillery.
Mrs. James A. Garfield, widow of
the president who was assassinated
in 1881, is prostrated at her home
m Mentor, O., by the murder of
President McKinley, which has so
vividly recalled her own sorrow.
Michael J. Synon, who was once
convicted in Chicago and sentenced
to hang for wife murder, was ac
quitted on his second trial.
Six persons were killed and 25 in
jured in a railroad collision at Avon,
Railroad employes have started a
fund to erect a monument to Presi
dent McKinley somewhere in the
President McKinley's mortal re
mains now rest in the tomb in West-
lawn cemetery at Canton. The final
stages of the journey on the 19th
were from house to church and
thence to the graveyard, and city and
state, nation and the world at large
vied with each other in paying the
last tribute. Mrs. McKinley was un
able to attend the final services. All
over the United States business was
suspended during the day, and in all
the principal towns, north and south,
every wheel stopped during the start
ing of the funeral service in Canton.
Public buildings and private resi
dences were draped in black and
memorial services were held every
where. The steamer Hudson -went down in
a gale on Lake Superior off Eagle
River, and the crew of 25 men were
As the result of a quarrel David
J. Brown fatally shot his father-in
law, J. C. Fitzgerald, and himself at
Carlinville, 111., and seriously wound
ed his wife.
Burglars .took $2,700 in cash from the
bank at Shullsburg, la.
A Ferris wheel operating at the fair
grounds in Flint, Mich., fell, injuring
seven persons, three of them fatally.
President Rcfosevelt, in conformity
with his policy to carry out as much
as possible the plans of President Mc
Kinlev, announced the appointment of
W. B. Ridgely, of Illinois, as comptrol
ler of the currency.
An explosion of gas at the depart
ment store of A. M. Rothschild & Co.
in Chicago wrecked a huge wall, caus
ing a loss of $250,000.
The loss to the steel combine and
workers by the great strike is placed
Members of the Associated Press in
annual meeting at New York adopted
resolutions voicing high praise of Mc
Kinley, denouncing anarchists and
calling for prompt legislative meas
nres to rid the country of advocates of
In an interview with a Polish report.
er in Buffalo Czolgosz said: "What's
the use of talking about that? I killed
the president. I am an anarchist, and
simply did my duty; that's all I'll say
James Everett and his wife and Miss
Odie Cutler were killed by the cars
near Hamilton, O.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Rt. Rev. Henry B. Whipple,
Protestant Episcopal bishop of Min
nesota. friend of the Indians and
builder of educational institutions
died at his home in Faribault, Minn.,
aged 79 years.
Nebraska democrats and populists
fused in convention in Lincoln and
nominated Conrad Hollenbeck for su
preme court justice.
Rev. C. S. Dinkins, D. D., president of
the Selma university, and one of the
foremost educators of the negro race
died in Selma, Ala.
An anarchistic plot to kill the duke
of York when he visits Montreal has
Returning1 Americansreport that 25,
000 persons have been killed during
the present outbreak; in Colombia.
The duke and duchess of Cornwall
and York reached Quebec and were re
ceived with appropriate ceremonies
Aguinaldo sent a message to Gov.
Taft in Manila expressing his sorrow
for the death of the late President Mc
The British government and
churchmen ordered elaborate memo
rial services to be held in London
and elsewhere on the day of the fu
neral of the late President JIc
Gen. Funston was said to be suffer
ing from appendicitis in a Manila hos
American and Japanese troops trans
ferred control of the Forbidden City in
Peking to Chinese troops.
Gen. Chaffee notified the war depart
ment that the transport Meade had ar
rived at Maml. - .
Comparative Rges of Out
Theodore Roosevelt, the Youngest Jn Who Even Took the Oath.
William Henry Harvison, h Oldest.
WHEN the founders of the re
public drafted the constitu
tion that should te tne iunaa-
oiental law of the land they provid
No person except a natural-born
citizen, or a citizen of the United
States at the time of the adoption
of this constitution, shall be eligible
to the office of president; neither
shall any person be eligible to that
office who shall not have attained the
age of 35 years, and been 14 years
resident within the United States.
President Theodore Roosevelt, at
43 years of age,, comes nearer the
minimum number of years allowed
by the constitution than any of the
other chief executives. .
In this connection it is interest
ing to study the ages of the men
who have represented the people at
the head of the government since
that historic day when George Wash
ington took the oath to "faithfully
execute the office of president of the
United States, and to the best of
my ability preserve, protect and de-
end the constitution of the United
States," outside the senate chamber
of the small federal building in New
York city April 30, 1789.
PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
The Youngest Chief Executive of the American Nation.
was at that time 57
years oi age. vvasningion nau ai
the time of his inauguration been
in public life of some sort, either as
soldier in the Indian wars, serving as
a rule under British officers, or as
a civil official in the colony of Vir
ginia since he was 16. He had com
manded the American troops through
the long war of the revolution, and
his unanimous election to the presi
dency came as a crowning incident
in a life almost wholly devoted to
the public interests.
John Adams, Washington s suc
cessor after he had served two terms
and declined a third, was one of the
older men elected to the presidency.
At the time of his inauguration in
1797 he had passed his sixty-second
Both Thomas Jefferson and James
Madison, who were the next two
presidents, were near the average age
of presidents at the time of inaugura
tion. When Jefferson took the oath
of office in 1801 he was 58 years of
age, and the age of Madison when in
augurated eight years later was the
James Monroe when inaugurated in
1817 was but one year older than Jef
ferson and Madison at the time they
assumed the reins of government.
But in the earlier years of the na
tion's history 58 seemed to be a fa
vored age for president, and it was
at that age that John Quincy Adams
took his place in the list of chief ex
ecutives in 1825.
Before Andrew Jackson realized
the height of his ambition and Jour
neyed from .the wilds of Tennessee
to Washington to take the oath of
office in 1829 he had passed the six
ty-second milestone in his life.
though he lived 16 years longer, eight
of which he spent in the executive
mansion. President Van Buren fol
lowed Jackson to the white house,
and was the youngest president the
country had had up to that time, be
ing but 55 years of age at the time
of his inauguration. Ht served one
term, and at the end of his four
years gave place to William Henry
Harrison, the oldest man ever elect
ed to the presidency of the American
republic, having passed his sixty
eig-hth birthday before the day of
his inauguration in 1841. His in
auuratiou, however, marked the be
ginning of the end, and a cold con
tracted at that time resulted in his
death one month later, and his death
gave place to John Tyler, who as
sumed the grave responsibilities at
tendant upon the exalted position at
the age of 51 years.
When James KPolk was inaugu
rated in 1845 he was but 50 years of
age, and was at that time considered
almost too young to have reached the
age of discretion. He was younger by
five years than any other man elected
to the presidency up to that time,
though President Tyler was but 51
when the death of his superior threw
the reins of government into his
Zachary Taylor, the hero of Buena
Vista, fololwed Polk in 1S49 at the age
of 65, but like President Harrison he
did not live to complete his term and
died after -having been in office but
one year and four months, giving place
to Millard Fillmore, who was but 50
years of age when he took the oath of
Franklin Pierce, who was inaugu
rated in 1853, was but 49 years of age
when he took the oath of office, and
was the first president to drop below
the age of 50. James Buchanan, who
followed Pierce in 1857, was the second
oldest president the people have ever
chosen for a first term, being 66 years
of age at the time of his inauguration.
The first of the three martyr presi
dents, Abraham Lincoln, took up the
duties of government at the most cru
cial time in the nation's history when
he was 52 years old. He had served
four years, one month and eleven days
when an assassin's bullet called An
drew Jackson to the head of the gov
ernment at the age of 57.
The youngest man whotas ever filled
the office of president of the United
States up to the time President Roose
velt took the oath of the office in Buf
falo was Ulysses S. Grant, who was but
47 years of age at the time of his in
auguration. During the campaign
that resulted in the election of Grant
much stress was laid upon his youth
fulness by the opposing party, and the
voters were never permitted to lose
track of the fact that he was younger
than any man ever honored with the
highest gift in the power of the people.
After eight years Grant gave place
to Rutherford B. Hayes, who took the
prescribed oath at Washington when
he was 54 years old. After four yeurs
he in turn gave place to the second of
our martyr presidents, James A. Gar
field, who was permitted to serve but
six and one-half months of the term,
for which he was elected when his life
was cut short by the lunatic Guiteau.
Chester A. Arthur succeeded Garfield,
taking the oath when he was 51 years
The third president to drop below the
age of 50 at the time of his inaugura
tion wasGrover Cleveland, who took
the oath of office as president at the
age Tit 48 the first time, and 56 the .sec
ond time. Benjamin Harrison was 56
at the time of his inauguration in 1889,
and our third martyr president, Wil
liam McKinley, was 54 when he first
took the oath of offiee a little more
than four years ago. His death has
now given to the American people the
youngest president who has ever ruled
over the destinies of this nation, Theo
dore Roosevelt, at the age of 43.
Of our 26 presidents five were inau
gurated after they had passed he six
tieth milestone of their life; 16 of them
when thev were between 50 and 60
vears of ase, and five of them before
they had reached their fiftieth birth
day. WP.1GHT A. PATTERSON.
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
The Gofernor'i Staff.
Gov. McMillin has authorized th
announcement of his staff as follows:
Adjutant-General, Wm. Brandon, Do
ver; Assistant Adjutant-General, R.
H. Bartlett, Springfield; Gen. J. W. N.
Burkett, Jackson, Quartermaster and
Commissary-General; Gen. L. E.
Burch, Nashville, Surgeon-General;
Gen. M. B. Norfleet, Memphis, Judge
Advocate-General; Gen. L. D. Tyson,
Knoxville, Inspector-General; Col. J.
M. Barker, Bristol; Col. J. Frank
White, Cumberland Gap; Col. J. M.
Davis, Wartburg; Col. G. W. Mc
Tieress, CoL Milton Anderson, Chat
tanooga; Col. Irwin Smith, McMinn
vllle; Col. Cordell Hull, Celina; Col.
N. G. Robertson, Lebanon; Col. T. .B.
Lytle, Murfreesboro; Col. J. I. Bean,
Lynchburg; Col. R. L. Peck, Spring
field; Col. W. O. Vertrees, Nashville;
Col. H." H. Lane, Franklin; Col. E. S.
Eslick, Pulaski; Col. W. A. Carter,
Paris;, Col. H. E. Draper, Lexington;
Col. D. A. Edwards, Union City; CoL
T. C. Gordon, Dyersburg; Col. John A.
Tipton, Covington; CoL Marlin Speed,
Output of Coal and Cake.
Prison Commissioner Denton has
received a report from the manager of
the Brushy Mountain coal mines,
showing the output of coal and coke,
along with the proceeds, for the month
of August. During August 21,446.65
tons of coal were mined, while the
coke ovens turned out 4,712.90 tons.
Shipments of coal footed up 11,528.65
tons, while 4,462.90 tons of coke were
loaded at the ovens for shipment. The
total proceeds amounted to $20,785-
$11,201.40 from the sale of coal and
$8,983.96 from the coking department.
The figures as to the output of coal
during August show an increase of
1,100 tons over July, when the output
of the mines was 2,500 tons greater
than the average increase for the
twelve preceding months. The Au
gust tonnage, upon comparison by the
commissioners, was found to be great
er than any month since May, 1900.
Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
The act of the legislature of 1899 in
tacking Hardeman county on to the
Eleventh Judicial Circuit, will make
: somewhat of a change in the workings
i of the Circuit. As in the other coun
ties composing the circuit, Judge Levi
S. Woods, if re-elerted, will have both
civil and criminal jurisdiction " over
Hardeman. Tnis also tacks another
county onto the work of the attorney
general. . In Madison Judge Woods, or
his successor, will have only civil juris-
! diction, a special judge presiding over
the criminal court of Madison county,
j the same attorney-general, however,
j prosecuting. As Hardeman will come
in after the next election, candidates
from the old
Eleventh are visiting
No Bonds Will Be Issued.
The Nashville & Clarksville Rail
road Company will yield to the de
mands of Mayor Head in regard to
the $1,000,000 subsidy that is, that
no bonds be placed upon the Nash
ville & Clarksville until the road is
connected with the other properties
now held by the syndicate. The com
pany, represented by Col. Jere Bax
ter, wanted the privflege, if found nec
essary, of bonding the property for
the purpose of raising money with
which to put" the entire system in
Carl, the 13-year-old son of J. TL
Tomlinson of the Twelfth district of
Madison county, met a tragic death
last week. The boy was riding a mule
upon which was a set of harness, when
the mule ran away and threw the boy.
His foot became entangled in the har
ness and he was dragged some distance
before the mule was stopped. When
the boy was released the life had been
kicked from him.
Sent to State's Prison.
Jeff Bumpass of Troy has been sen
fenced to seven years in the peni
tentiary, the verdict being a com
promise one. Last Christmas eve,
while acting deputy city marshal of
Troy, Bumpass shot and killed Tom
Taylor while carrying him to the cala
boose for being drunk, the prisoner re
sisting on the way.
" In Davidson County Chancery Court
there have been 211 divorce suifs filed
since January 1 last. Quite a large
number of such suits have also been
filed in the two circuit courts.
Wedded In a Boggy.
At Union City last week Justice J.
W. Crawley united In marriage T. L.
Lacewell and Mrs. Kate Sudberry
while seated In front of his residence
in their buggy.
Death of a Pioneer.
bhipley Todd, a pioneer citizen of
Carroll county, died last week at hia
home near Huntingdon, in his 80th
Lost Three Fingers.
Archie McKnight, of Jackson, a boy
fifteen years of age, while trying to re
move the powder from a 32-calibre
cartridge, caused the shell to explode
and two fingers and the thumb of the
right hand were so severely mangled
that amputation of parts of " the in
jured members was necessary.
An Old Citizen Dead.
Samuel Jackson, aged about 70
years, one of Obion county's oldest and
most highly respected citizens, died at
his home la the Seventh civil district,
m n wm.
The "Defeated" Boers Doing Busi
ness at the Old Stands of
Two Years Ago.
SOME BITTER PILLS FOR THE BRITISH.
Exaioeration in EnsUnd Over tne
Conduct of the War The Govern
ment 'Accused of Trj inB to Kun
It "On the Cheap" hy Hot Provid
ing Adequate Resources.
London.Sept. 22. While Mr. Kruger
and Dr. Leyds are drawing1 up peti
tions to President Roosevelt and the
czar, asking them to intervene, the
fighting Boers are helping themselves
in South Africa by celebrating the ex
piration of the period in which Lord
Kitchener proclaimed they must sur
render by four notable successes, kill
ing 68 officers and men, wounding 63
and capturing five guns and 300 men.
Hecalla Two Years Ago.
The situation is singularly like the
opening of the war, two years ago,
the names of the same places recur
ring in the dispatches. Utrecht, where
Maj. Gough was entrapped, was the
scene of a similar ambushcade 13
months back. Acton Ilomes, where
the Boers, Friday, reappeared, is IS
miles southwest of Ladysmith, prom
inent in the early hostilities, and thv5
Natal colonials are mustering for the
defense of the Tugela, as when Gen.
Joubert invaded Natal in 1S99.
FlKhtinK in Cape "Colony.
In Cape Colony, fighting is again
going on south of Stormberg, in ter
ritory traversed by raiders and their
pursuers half a dozen times.
The government's publication of
these reverses causes an outburst of
exasperation against the conduct of
the war, not in South Africa but by
the ministry. The great ministerial
journals accuse the government of
trying to run the war "on the cheap"
by not providing Lord Kitchener with
Lack of Organized Effort.
The Times, while it has no misgiv
ings as to the final issue, accuses the
home authorities of lack of organized,
sustained effort, of a disposition to
postpone military for financial con
siderations, and of failure to grasp
the moral and intellectual damage
which the prolongation of the strug
gle inflicts on the empire. Other min
isterial supporters aver that precious
months which should have been spent
In preparing for another campaign
were wasted in electioneering, and
that Lord Kitchener has not been
supplied with the requisites.
THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Gen. Kitchener Reports Reverses
and Victories for the Troops
London, Sept. 23. The war offic-j
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria,
"Kritzinger, while endeavoring to
foi-ce a passage of the Orange river
near Herschell, at dne o'clock Friday
morning, rushed the caaip of a party
of Lovatt's scouts. He failed to crosi
the river, but the scouts lost heavily.
Lieut.-Col. the Hon. Andrew Murraj-,
and Capt. Murray, his adjutant, were
"Under the cover of darkness the
Boers managed to carry off a gun.
They were followed up and the gun
was recovered in a smart engagement,
hi which Kritzinger lost two killed and
20 taken prisoners."
Lord Kitchener also reports that
the British captured by the Boers in
the ambush near Scheepcr's Nek, Sep
tember 17, have been released, and
that the British casualties in the re
cent Vlakfontein engagement, when
the Boers captured a company of
mounted infantry and two guns, were
one ofheer and five men killed, 23 men
wounded, and six officers and 109 men
taken prisoners, since released.
He further reports the capture of
two commandoes one consisting of
55 men, under Commandant Kochs,
who were taken, together with their
entire transport, west of Edenburg,
and the other, consisting of 54 men.
including P. J. Botha, who were taken
with 48 wagons and their belongings,
45 miles southeast of Carolina.
BOER ARBITRATION APPEAL.
It Will he Bronsrht Before the Coun
cil of the Court of Arbitration
at Ihe Hagrne.
The Hague, Sept. 22. Baron Van
The Hague, Sept. 21. Baron Van
Lynden, the minister of foreign af
fairs, has forwarded to the legations
and members of the council of the
court of arbitration a copy of the
Boer appeal for arbitration, with the
notification that he intends to bring
np the appeal for consideration at the
first meeting of the council. The date
of the meeting is not fixed.
AN IMPOSING SPECTACLE.
One Hnndred and Fortr Thousand
French Troops Reviewed by
the Russian Visitors.
Betheny, France, Sept. 21, 1:15 p.
m. The czar, czarina and President
Loubet have just concluded a review
of 140,000 troops, on the plain of Be
theny. The march past lasted from
10:45 a. m. till 1:10 p. m., terminating
in a magnificent charge of 20,000 cav-
airy. The spectacle was very impo
ing, as the infantry went by 150 fllea
Ccev. wr.h fixed tyoatt.
AT THE TOMB OF M' KINLEY.
Thousands Visited Westlawa CemeW
tery Yesterday Hn. IcKlslty
Holding- Her Own.
Canton, O., Sept. 23. Dr. Rixey said
las evening that there had been no
material change in the condition of
Mrs. McKinley, and that she was do
ing as well as could be expected. He
"She went out for two hours driv
ing yesterday and still seems to be
holding her own."
Yesterday's drives were taken in
the family carriage, an open surrey,
which the president had sent on from
Washington for use during the sum
mer vacation. Dr. llixey and Mrs. C.
Barber accompanied Mrs. McKinley.
The first trip was to the cemetery,
yesterday morning, and it was taken
at the request of Mrs. McKinley.
A much longer drive was taken dur
ing the afternoon at the suggestion
of the doctor, who feels that his pa
tient is benefited by all the outdoor
life she can stand and can be Induced
to take. These outings have always
had a tendency to produce sleep and
rest and to increase the appetite for
her, and they now have that effect
to a degree at least. It is understood
that Mrs. McKinley is securing fairly
good rest in the midst of her sorrow
There was placed on the McKinley
casket, yesterday, by Judge William
R. Day a large floral wreath from
the emperor of Russia. Judge Day re
ceived a telegram from Charge de Af
faires De Wollante of the Russian em
bassy at Washington, requesting him
to have this wreath placed on tho
casket of the late president. It is
oval in shape and seven feet by six.
It is composed, on one side, of Ameri
can Beauty roses, and on the other
side of orchids. The base is of Saga
palms, the entire wreath being inter
spersed with small cocoa ferns, tied
with orchid satin ribbon.
The resting place of the late presi
dent was visited by thousands of peo
ple, yesterday, probably over twenty
thousand persons entering the gates
of Westlawn cemetery between the
early hoxirs of the morning and the
late hours of the evening. The at
tractions were Ihe floral tributes sent
for the funeral which have been ar
ranged on either side of the vault.
They are still in a very good state
of preservation, and probably will be
for several days longer.
The guard of regular soldiers pa
trolled a very wide circle around the
vault and the flowers yesterday so
that a long line could view the flowers
at one time, and thus they prevented
A number of beautiful flowers were
also placed on the graves of the Mc
Kinley children, which are also pro
tected by a patrol of soldiers. Many
cf the crowd wandered from the vault
to the private lot, many also climbed
the high knoll in the new cemetery,
the prospective site of the permanent
McKinley tomb monument, all agree
ing that it was the most appropriate
SHE'S EVERY INCH A RACER.
But Columbia Most Do Her Best or
Shamrock Will Carry OH
New York, Sept. 23. Saluted by
scores of vessels as she was towed
through the East river yesterday
morning, the cup defender Columbia,
flying the pennant of the New YorK
Yacht club at her masthead, looked
every inch the racing craft that she is.
The Columbia reached the Morse iron
works, in Brooklyn, at noon, and at
one o'clock she Avas floated into the
sectional dock, astern of the steamer
Old Dominion. In two hours the yacht
was high and dry and blocked up in
position for her last cleaning before
the great international race.
Stages were slung all around her
before dark, and early this morning a
gang of men were put to work burn
ishing her bronze hull.
The yacht had many" visitors yes
terday, among them several yachts
men. It was learned that the Colum
bia is using the old defender's boom
and mainsail with which she won the
trial races at Newport. It is not like
ly that any change will be made in
either the Tooom or the sail until after
the first race. ,
It is safe to say that fully 5,000 peo
ple visited the Shamrock II. at the
Erie Basin dry dock yesterday.
Expert opinions were not lacking
from both those who had visited the
defender and the challenger. "Former
Commodore John C. Prague, who has
won more races with his yachts in the
old days than any other, said:
"I like the shape of the Shamrock,
and if her sails are as-good as the
Columbia's she will win the cup. Her
rigging is strong and her mast is in
the right place. Another good feature
is that her boom comes down close to
the deck. She looks bigger all cer
than the Columbia, and I feel sure she
is a fast boat.
MADE SHORT WORK OF HIM.
A Segro Murderer Arraigned, In
dieted, Tried and Sentenced
Within Thirty Minutes.
Nebraska City, Neb., Sept. 22. Hall
Frampton, a negro, who murdered his
stepdaughter February 27, was ar
raigned, indicted, tried and sentenced
to life imprisonment in the state
prison in less than thirty minutes.
Frampton, after an altercation with
his stepdaughter, unloaded the con-
.tents of a shotgun into her body antf
t v&&a seat cer cruas out.