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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 14.
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1 WEEK'S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
yews of the Industrial Field, Persona
and Political Items, Ilappenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE NEWS FROM! ALL THE WORLD
The government secret service de
partment arrested a gang- of counter
feiters who have flooded the large
cities with counterfeit pennies.
The transport Meade arrived in San
Francisco from Manila with 1,098 sol
diers. The Iowa law forbidding the sale of
Jiquor imported into the state in orig
inal packages has been declared un
constitutional, because it interferes
with interestate traffic.
Philadelphia as a city celebrated
its two hundredth anniversary.
A rapid fire gun exploded during a
"test at Leavenworth, Kan., injuring
Leon F. Czolgosz, the assassin of
President McKinley, was electrocuted
in the death chamber of the Auburn
(N. Y.) penitentiary at 7:12y o'clock
on the morning of the 29th.
President Blanchard, of Wheaton
(III.) college, declared pastors do not
:attack evils for fear of offending rich
.members of their congregation?.
Buffalo Bill's wild west show train
was wrecked in a collision near Lex
ington, N. C, and 110 ring horses
Mrs. Mary Ryan and her daughter
Bridget Rj-an, were suffocated by
sanoke in a tenement house fire in
Paymaster General Bates in his an
nual report says that the pay of the
army for the year was $53,215,245, an
increase over last year of $1,301,364.
Only ten states will vote for state
-officers this year. The elections -will
-occur on the 5th of November.
The state department has been in
formed that communication with Miss
Stone has' been established. Russia is
cooperating with the United States to
The cabinet discussed the situatior
in the Philippines and decided that
conditions there were much better
-than generally supposed.
Two whites and 15 negroes lost their
lives in the race war near Ball Town,
Fire destroyed the entire business
section of St. Joseph, La.
Henry Schroeder; of St. Louis, killed
Ivatie Kirs-t, his seven-year-old step
daughter, and himself as the result of
a quarrel over stepchildren.
Czolgosz, electrocuted at Auburn
prison for the murder of President
McKinley, while in the death chair de
clared he was not sorry for his crime.
Autopsy of the doctors- disclosed a
liealthy condition of his brain. He was
"buried in the prison cemetery.
Fourteen Great Northern freight
cars were ditched at Silkee, Minn., and
four tramps were killed.
The Buffalo exposition as a business
venture has proved a marked failure,
Although artistically a success-.
Ernest Seton-Thompson, a well
fcnown writer on animal life, has been
granted permission by a New York
court to change his name to Thomp
The safe in the Bank of Huxley, la.,
was blown open by robbers and $700
Herman Dormeier, an anarchist,
was given a coat of red paint by
Plymouth (Wis.) citizens because he
expressed sj-mpathy for Czolgosz.
Col. Charles Page Bryan, minister
to Brazil, has returned to his home
in Chicago for a two months vaca
tion, and reports South American na
tions all friendly to this country.
J. W. Brown, special policeman of
the Vandalia road, was killed by
thieves at Forest Lawn, III.
Washburn college at Topeka, Kan.,
lias received a gift of $50,000 from a
Boston man on condition that his
name be withheld. -
Lord Pauncefote is returning from
London with power to close up the
new isthmian canal treaty in accord
ance with the demands of the United
Three men were killed and ten in
jured in a collision on the Baltimore &
Ohio road near Washington, Pa.
The business portion of Timmons
ville, S. C, was wiped out by fire.
The estimates for the entire postal
service for the fiscal year ending June
SO, 1903, aggregate $135,885,596.
Constable Becker and George Ros
enburg, the latter a rich raiser of cat
tle, fought with pistols at Warrenton,
Tex., and both were fatally wounded.
At Centropolis, Kan., M. Beraheim
r, a fanner, named his infant son
Leon Czolgosz and was driven from
the county by indignant citizens.
Fire destroyed a block cf building
in Chicago, making 30 families home
less and causing a loss of $200,000.
A. L. Spees killed his wife and fa
tally shot himself at Newaygo, Mich.
Jealousy was the cause
Miss Helen M. Gould, of New York,
announced that she had accepted the
position of vice president of the Mc
Kinley Memorial association.
Ethel Plumb, aged two years, was
killed at Virginia City, Mont., in a re
volver fight between her parents.
British and American health au
thorities will cooperate in an effort
to prevent the bubonic plague enter
ing either country.
Admiral Schley finished his testi
mony before the naval court of in
quiry in Washington.
Gen. Gillespie, chief engineer of the
army, in his annual report says that 25
of the principal harbors of the United
States now have a sufficient number
of guns and mortars mounted to per
mit of effective defense.
Near Henderson, Ky., Lucien Brown
shot to death his brother-in-law, Ollie
Allison, and then killed himself.
The object of the visit of representa
tive men of Porto Rico to the United
States is to pave the way to ndmiss on
of the island jio the union as a state.
Advices by steamer from Nome show
that 500 men are penniless at the camp
and that a winter of disorder is ex
pected. Miss Jane Toppan, a nurse, was ar
rested charged with causing the death
by poison of Mrs.. Harry Gordon and
her father, mother and sister at their
home near Barnstable, Mass.
Ellis II. Roberts, treasurer of the
United States, in his report for the
past fiscal year says the receipts
were $5S7,6S5,337 and the expend
itu res $509,967,353, the surplus being
A judge at Akron, O., ordered six
boys to be publicly whipped for steal
ing chestnuts. The fathers of the
lads did the whipping.
Proof of the execution of Czolgosz
was filed with the clerk of Erie coun
ty at Buffalo, N. Y.
A Boer colonj' is to be established
on a tract of 300,000 acres in xouth
Secretary Root has decided to or
der the Eleventh cavalry a-nd the
Twenty-eighth infantry to the Phil
ippines to replace short-terni Unlist
Banks at Arispe and Matlock, la.,
were robbed of $1,500 and $2,000 re
spectively. Secretary Oage has decided to buy
in government bonds, thereby re
ducing the immense surplus in the
Judge Haneey cited W. I!. Hearst,
of the Chicago American, and six of
his newspaper staff to answer charges
of contempt of court.
Revenue collections at Peoria, III.,
for October reached the figure of
Testimony of Admiral Schley was
ended before the court of inquiry and
the taking of rebuttal evidence was
An earthquake at Lowell. Mass.,
shook houses so that crockery and
glass-ware were broken.
A mob took from the jail at Hodgen
ville, Ky., Silas Esters (colored),
charged with forcing Granville Ward,
a 15-year-old boy, to commit a crime,
and strung him up to the courthouse
Shell's livery barn was burned by in
cendiaries at Lamed, Kan., and 25 head
of horses perished.
The United States court in New York
decided a case whereby the widow of
Dr. Lucius T. Sheffield is in a position
to sue the 17,000 dentists in the Un-ited
States for $10,000,000.
In a railway collision at Judson,
Ind., Fireman Richard Stith and Brake
man John Ellabarger were killed.
The Portuguese minister at Wash
ington has been recalled by his gov
ernment for prematurely announcing
the death of President McKinley.
The annual report of Commissioner
Hermann, of the general land office,
says that 15,561,7915 acres of public land
were disposed of during the last fiscal
year, breaking all records.
PERSONAL ATVD POLITICAL.
A Schley club has been organized
Tpy democrats at Rich Hill, Mo., to
boom the admiral for president.
Mrs. Christina Hiberly celebrated
her one hundredth birthday at her
home near Newport, Ind.
Henry B. Harrison, governor of
Connecticut from 1SS5 to 1887, died
at New Haven, aged 80 years.
Henry . Clay Hall, for 30 consecu
tive years consul in Cuba and min
ister to . Central America, died in
Millbury, Mass., aged 81 years.
Mrs. Cynthia Prentice died at Utica,
111., aged 104 years.
Gerard Bruce, editor of the Live
Stock Record, a newspaper man wide
ly known throughout the northwest,
died in Sioux City, la., of pneumonia.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hanbury died in Lon
don, aged 108 years.
A German naval captain says Ger
man interests in Central America can
only be maintained by a fleet strong
enough to say "Hands off" to Ameri
cans. Castro has been elected president of
M. Bakmiteff, the Russian minister
at Sofia, is making great efforts to lo
cate and rescue Miss Stone, the Amer
ican missionary held by Bulgarian ban
dits. The British South African compen
sation mission announced awards.
American claimants are given 14 per
cent, of amounts demanded.
King Alfred, the largest cruiser in
the world, was launched at Barrow,
Ex-President Steyn, of the Orange
Free State, in a letter to Gen. Kitch
ener declared British jurisdiction in
South. Africa limited by range ot
Work For the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition, at St. Louis, in
1903, Going Bravely On.
A WEEKLY REVIEW OF PROGRESS MADE.
Intercut 1 Continually Crowing,
Both at Home and Abroad, In the
Stupendous Undertaking that la
Dnigned to "Worthily Commem
orate a Great Event.
St. Louis, Nov. 2. Mr. Jose de Oll
vares, who is in charge of the inter
ests of the Louisiana Purchase Expo
sition Co. at the Pan-American Expo
sition, reports that nearly all the dis
plays at Buffalo will be installed at
St. Louis in 1903.
The association of department
chiefs of the Columbian exposition
of 1893 held its annual reunion and
banquet in St. Louis, October 28, with
President Francis, of the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition " Co., as a guest
of honor. The gentlemen had a long
conference on the work of the St.
Louis World's fair.
In a circular to editors for publica
tion in all Missouri papers, the Mis
souri World's Fair commission sent
out an address to Missouri farmers,
telling them how they can best aid in
getting up the state's agricultural
display for 1903.
In compliance with the suggestion
of the Virginia university alumni re
siding in St. Louis, the faculty of that
venerable institution have resolved to
recommend to the state of Virginia
the erection of a state building at
the St. Louis World's fair, which
shall be an exact reproduction of the
Monticello mansion of Thomas Jef
ferson. In a letter to President Francis,
Col. Upton Young strongly urged the
holding of a military congress in con
nection with the St. Louis World's
fair in 1903. He would have the armies
of all nations represented by uni
formed companies, with arms, camp
ing outfit, etc.
Mr. Albert Kelsey, chairman of the
committee of experts of the Phil
adelphia Art federation, and a mem
ber of the committee appointed to
present the Model City feature to the
exposition managers, came to St.
Louis in response to an invitation,
and delivered a lecture October 29 to
a large audience at Memorial hall.
The Danish government received
from Minister Swenson, October 20,
an official invitation to participate in
the St. Louis World's fair, and took
occasion to . reiterate the interest it
takes in the exposition, and its inten
tion to second the effort of the Dan
ish manufacturers, who seemed de
termined that Denmark shall be fit
Mr. David I. Bushnell, formerly oi
St. Louis, but now chief of archaeolo
gy in the Peabody institute, Boston,
has discovered several Indian mounds
on the exposition site in Forest park.
Mr. Bushnell suggests that by saving
them from the grading operations, an
exhibit of special interest can be
made of them.
The Missouri Federation of Wom
en's clubs, in St. Joseph, unanimously
adopted a programme for the World's
fair in 1903, which will be submitted
to the general federation at the Los
Angeles meeting in May.
Lieut. Godfrey L. Carden, in the
revenue cutter service of the United
States treasury department, who, at
the request of the Louisiana Pur
chase Exposition Co., has been placed
at the head .of the government ord
nance exhibit division of the World's
fair, has reached St. Louis to begin
his work. The lieutenant announces
that the principal exhibitors at Buf
falo are nearly all eager to secure
space at the Louisiana Purchase ex
position. The St. Louis Association of Con
gregational Ministers, at their fall
meeting October 31, indorsed the
proposition to build a World's Fair
memorial church just south of Forest
park, to be used as a denominational
rendezvous during the fair and turned
over afterwards to Rev. Frank Fos
The government board is organized
and ready to give its formal approval
to the plans for the government
building at the St. Louis World's fair,
as soon as they shall have been ap
proved by the World's fair authorities
at St. Louis. The plans have already
been inspected and approved by the
members of the government board in
dividually. . Postmaster Baumhoff has secured
the department's approval of his plan
for the immediate installation of a
postal service on the World's fair
grounds, and says the service will be
gin, as soon as he gets back from
Washington. The department showed
its appreciation of the immediate re
quirements of the preparatory work
on the World's fair site by allowing
50 additional letter-carrier distribut
Several letters have been received
th' week, showing the interest being
taken by the people of Colorado in
the World's fair. Mr. John F. Carroll,
managing editor of the Denver Post,
in a letter to the World's Fair Press
bureau, says: "The feeling in this
part of the country is Tery strong in
favor of the Louisiana Purchase ex
position. The people of Colorado, in
deed, feel a local pride in its success,
and will contribute more, with lesi
urging to that end, than they have
ever done to any exposition ever held
in the country."
INTENSELY DRAMATIC SCENE.
rhe Excommunicated Prleat, Father
Crowley, Defies the Author
ity of the Biahop.
Chicago, Nor. 3. There was an in
tensely dramatic scene in Holy Name
Cathedral to-day, when, in the pres
ence of fully one thousand parishion
ers, eJremiah J. Crowley, the excom
municated -Roman Catholic priest,
was publicly humiliated by order of
the authorities of the church.
Father Crowley had entered the
church unobserved, passing up the
center aisle, and had taken a seat al
most under the pulpit. Solemn high
mass was being celebrated at the time.
When the presence of Father Crowley
became known, Rev. Francis J. Bar
ry, chancellor of the archdiocese of
Chicago, was hurriedly sent for. Upon
entering the cathedral he went
straight to the seat where the excom
municated clergyman was kneeling
and ordered him to leave the church.
Father Crowley refused to go, say
ing: "Put me out if you dare."
The strain was intense, and one
woman fainted. There was no resort
to force, however. Chancellor Barry
signalled to a man in the choir loft,
and the sound of the organ ceased
and the singing of the choir was
The priests in the altar stopped
the solemn service at the end of the
"Gloria" and walked to the benches
and laid aside their golden vest
ments. The altar boys marched out
of the sanctuary through a side door,
and the priests, clad in their cassocks,
followed. The next moment the hun
dreds of incandescent ' lights in the
vaulted arches were extinguished and
the candle lights on the altar were
The strain was broken when Chan
cellor Barry appeared in the pulpit
"Owing to the presence in this sa
cred edifice of an excommunicated
priest the solemn high mass has been
suspended. We will proceed with a
No sermon was delivered, however,
and the mass was at an end before
the congregation was calm again. The
parishioners lingered around the ca
thedral and watched the deposed
priest as he hurried away. None
spoke to him.
In a statement issued last night Fa
ther Crowley insisted that it had
been his desire to avoid involving any
of his brother priests in contesting
the order depriving him of the priv
ilege of worshipping in Catholic
churches, and that, accordingly, he
had attended the church of Arch
bishop Feehan's own parish, which is
the cathedral. He anounced that he
should continue to attend the serv
ices of the Roman Catholic church.
MINISTER WU'S RECALL.
Not Vet Received, Bat May Arrive
at Any Time Will Return to
China When Relieved.
Washington, Nov. 4. Mr. Wu, the
Chinese minister, returned to the
city, last night, from his trip to Ann
Arbor, Mich., where he went to deliv
er an address to the students. Re
plying to questions on the subject,
Mr. Wu said he had not received any
notice of his recall to China, a step
which a Peking dispatch of Saturday's
date said had been determined upon,
nor had he received any intimation
that he would be asked to return. As
he has therefore expressed himself,
the minister would not be surprised
in the least if such action were con
templated by his government, as he
now has served on the mission here
for more than a year longer than the
customary time allowed by the for
eign office at any one place, viz., three
years. He is simply holding ovei
now, and his recall and the appoint
ment of a successor would be simply
in line with established practice.
Mr. Wu's temire has been very sat
isfactory to the administration, and
it is understood that it was through
representations of the officials here,
conveyed to the Chinese government,
that it was continued.
When asked whether he would re
turn to China if he were recalled, Mr
WTu replied with the following:
"Why shouldn't I? All my interest!
THE BLUFF WORKED WELL.
The Saltan of Turkey Sees the Forct
of France's Naval Demonstra
tion and Yields.
Paris, Nor. 3. The dispatch, of Ad
miral Caillard's squadron from Tou
Ion to Turkish waters has already had
its effect. The -French foreign offic4
has received a telegram from M.
Bapst, councillor of the French lega
tion at Constantinople, announcing
that the sultan, Friday, sent him a
message accepting all the French
claims, including the Lorando claim.
The porte also telegraphed to th
French minister of foreign affairs.
M. Delcasse, informing him that ths
Lorando claim had been settled and
that the sultan had signed an irade
accepting the figure fixed by France
for the payment of the claim.
An Italian Naval Force, Too.
London, Nov. 3. A dispatch to a
news agency from Rome says tht
second division of the Italian Mediter
ranean squadron has started for Tur
key, with the object, it is said, ol
counterbalancing the French nava!
Destructive Storm on Lake Baikal.
London, Nor. 3.- It is announced iz
a news agency from St. Petersburg
that scores of fishing boats wert
wrecked, and that 170 men wen
drowned during1 a recent storm 01
President Roosevelt Issues His First
Proclamation Appointing a
Day of Thanksgiving.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER TWENTY-EIGHT.
The President Says That, in Spit of
the Recent National Sorrow, No
' People on Earth Have Snch
. Abundant Cause for Thanksgiv
ing as XV:
Washington, Nor. 4. President
Roosevelt has appointed Thursday,
November 28, as a day of national
thanksgiving by proclamation as fol
lows: A Proclamation!
The season is nigh when, ac
cording to the time-hallowed cus
tom of our people, the president
appoints a day as the especial oc
casion for praise and thanksgiving
This thanksgiving finds the
people still bowed with sorrow for
the death of a great and good
president. We mourn President
McKinley, we bo loved and hon
ored him; and the manner of his
death should awaken in the
breasts of our people a keen
anxiety for the country, and at
the same time a resolute purpose
not to be driven by any calamity
from the path of strong, orderly,
popular liberty which, as a nation,
we have thus far safely trod.
Yet, in spite of this great dis-
aster, it is nevertheless true that
no people on earth have such
abundant cause for thanksgiving
as we have. The past year in
particular has been one of peace
and plenty. We have prospered in
things material, and have been
able to work for our own uplift
ing in things intellectual and
spiritual. Let us remember that,
as much has been given us, much
" will be expected from ' us; and
that true homage comes from the
heart as well as from the lips and
shows itself in deeds. We can
best prove our thankfulness to
the Almighty by the way in
which, on this earth and at this
time, each of us does his duty to
his fellow men.
Now, therefore, I, Theodore
Roosevelt, president of the United
States, do hereby designate as a
day of general thanksgiving,.
Thursday, the 2Sth of this present
November, and do recommend
that throughout the land the peo
ple cease from their wonted occu
pations, and that at their several
homes and places of worship rev
erently thank the Giver- of all
good for the countless blessings
of our national life.
In witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and caused
the seal of the United States to be
Done at the City of Washington
this second day of November in
the year of our Lord One thou
sand nine hundred and one, and f
the independence of the United
States the one hundred and twenty-sixth.
By the President:
John Hay, Secretary of States.
THE PLAGUE AT LIVERPOOL.
The Government is Not Particularly
Alarmed, But Will Exercise
AH Due Caution.
Washington, Nov. 3. With the in
formation so far in the possession of
the marine hospital service authori
ties as to the outbreak of plague in
Liverpool and Glasgow, this govern
ment does not regard these cities as
infected ports. The utmost care,
however, is being exercised by offi
cials here, to prevent the plague from
entering Atlantic ports of the United
States through incoming vessels from
Liverpool and Glasgow. All such ar
rivals will be subjected to the most
rigid examination. The members oi
crews of tha vessels who ar
more likely to have been nearer the
scene of the outbreak than the ordi
nary passengers, will be examined
with greatest oare.
COMMERCE WITH BRAZIL.
Merchants of New York and Balti
more Seeking Reciprocal Treat
ment From Brasll.
Washington, Nor. Z. A delegation
of merchants from" Baltimore and
New York, representing the Brazilian
commerce, has arrired in Washington
and called upon Secretary Hay with
a view to urging reciprocal treatment
by Brazil of American interests de
manded by the liberal treatment
which the United States accords im
ports from Brazil. Secretary Hay was
much interested in the subject and
took the statements under consid
eration in connection with the whole
matter of reciprocity, which he will
urge upon congress.
DEATHS FROM TETANUS.
Three More Deaths Reported at St.
Louis and Others Are
St. Louis, Nov. 3. Three more
deaths from tetanus hare been report
ed of young diphtheria patients treat
ed with anti-toxin furnished by the citj
in August, and Health Commissionex
Starkloff says he expects the total
will reach 20, as there are sereral
known cases. The derelopments hav
caused corternation among the med
PLAIN TALK FOR FILIPINOS.
Public Discussion of the Draft of
the Act Against Treason,
Manila, Nov. 4. There was a pub
lic discussion before the Philippine
commission, yesterday, of the draft
of the act against treason and sedi
tion. Many prominent Filipinos were,
present. Vice-Gov. Wright explained
the object of the bill, saying that the
Spanish code was unsatisfactory.
"There are a number of people liv
ing in the Philippines," - remarked
Mr. Wright, "who, so long as there is
no punishment for treason, will take
advantage of the fact to clog the
wheels of the insular government. It
must not be overlooked that turbu
lent spirits exist in the pacified prov
inces. The masses of the people are
susceptible of inflammatory utter
ances, and liable to be influenced by
scheming demagogues. It would be
inexcusable weakness on the port of
the commission to allow the people 1 o
be aroused to deeds of violence who
are now gradually drifting to the pur
suits of peace.
"The recent renewed attempts at
insurrection in the island of Samar
and the province of Batangas (Luzon)
and at a few other points, due to
noisy Filipino agitators, have caused
a feeling of unrest in the minds of
both Filipinos and Americans; and
the effect of their continuance would
be to make impossible the very
things these agitators claim they
most desire. Such endeavors serve
to recruit the ranks of the insurgents
and to postpone the era of good feel
ing and fellowship which must come.
"No excuse exists for secret po
litical, organizations. Their intent
must be evil. No matter what may
have been the opinions of the Fili
pinos regarding the sovereignty of the
American government, the fact re
mains that the Americans are here,
and, moreover, here they intend to
The bill was then read in Spanish.
SUPPLIES FOR INSURGENTS.
Mostly Carried by Small Boats on
Dark Nlchts Capture of Ln.
ban's Commissary. I
Manila, Nov. 4. Advices from Cat
balogan, Samar, say it is well known
that in spite of the fact that all ports
of Samar are closed, supplies still
reach the insurgents. Most of this
work is done during dark nights by
small boats from the island of Leyte.
Every available gunboat is now en
deavoring to prevent this.
The capture of Lusban's commis
sary has proved a great blow to the
insurrection, as it renders future sup
plies very precarious.
Conditions in the island of Leyte
are very annoying to Gen. omith. A
large number of junks are used with
the express object of aiding the insur
gents in Samar, covering the move
ments of fugitives and landing pro
visions and clothing.
WAS A BLOODY ENGAGEMENT.
'While the British Lost Heavily, the
Boers were Repulsed with
Much Greater Loss.
Pretoria, Nov. 4. Further details
have been received regarding the at
tack by the Boers under Command-dant-General
Louis Botha last week
upon Col. Benson's column near
Brakenlaagte, eastern Transvaal. It
appears that Gen. Botha, who had
been joined by another big comman
do aggregating a thousand men, at
tacked Col. Benson's rear guard, Oc
tober 30, on the march, and captured
two guns, but was unable to retain
them. Col. Benson fell mortally
wounded in the fight.
Maj. Wools-Sampson took . com
mand, collected the convoy, and took
up a position for defense about 500
yards from the Intrenchment pre
pared by the Boers. The captured
guns were so situated that neither
side could touch them.
The Boers made desperate efforts
to overwhelm the whole British force,
charging repeatedly right up to the
British lines, and being driven back
each time with heavy loss. The de
fense was stubbornly and successful
ly maintained through the whole of
the f ollowing day , and the succeed
ing night, until Col. Barter, who had
marched all night from Bushman's
Kop, brought relief in the morning
of November 1. The Boers then re
tired. Their losses are estimated as
between three hundred and four hun
dred. Col. Benson did not long survive.
Not only did Gen. Botha direct the
attack, as already cabled, but he per
sonally shared in the fighting.
WERE MARRIED IN LONDON.
Lloyd C. Grlscom, United States Min
ister to Persia and Miss Elisa
beth D. Bronion Married.
London, Nov. 3. Lloyd Griscom,
United States minister to Persia, was
married in St. Margaret's church,
Westminster, to Miss Elizabeth Duer
Bronson, daughter of the late Freder
ick Bronson, f New York, before a
fashionable assemblange. Canon Hen
son performed the ceremony.'
MOTOR CARS IN COLLISION.
Four Persons Seriously Injured aad
Many Slightly Hurt In
Columbus, O., Nor. 4. Four persona
were seriously hurt, one perhaps fa
tally and several others slightly cut
and bruised in a collision of two mo
tor cars on the Columbus, London &
Springfield electric railway, yester
day afternoon, at Rome, a few miles
west of Columbus. The collision 00
curred at the. bottom of a, steep
grade, the brakes failing'.
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Money for Rivera in Tennessee.
Gen. Gillespie, chief of engineers,
ln his annual report, will recommend
the following appropriations for rivers
Tennessee river above Chattanooga.
$50,000, Tennessee to RIverton, Ala.,
$600,000, and $12,417.04 balance. It
is estimated that $5,127,939 will be
required for the completion of the ex
isting project. Tennessee below Riv
erton $19,000, and available balance
Clinch $3,000, and alance of $3,
152.20. Obion $2,500. and $1,268.76 balance.
Forked Deer $2,000, and $1,162 bal
Cumberland above Nashville $800,
000, and $105,024.56 balance. It Li
estimated that $6,805,000 will be e
quired to complete the existing
Cumberland below Nashville $600,
000, and $648.87 balance. It is-estimated
that $1,714,000 will be required
for completion of the existing project.
Will Not Be Separated.
The Tennessee Conference, M. E.
Church, South, held its annual session
at Pulaski last week. W. V. Jarret,
statistical secretary, made his report,
giving a statistical history, as follows:
Number of preachers, 241; members
of the church, 66,737; infants bap
tized, 766; adults baptized, 2,454;
Epworth Leagues, 95; members, 3,464;
Sunday-schools, 553; teachers, 3.799;
members, 33,349; number societies,
665; houses of worship, 589; value,
$1,003,830; indebtedness, $8,582.31;
pastoral charges, 191; parsonages, 126;
value $128,855; indebtedness, $593;
districts, 10; district parsonages, 4;
value, $9,325; churches damaged, 4;
amount of damage, $965; insurance,
$311,050; losses, $30; premiums paid,
Raises an Interesting Question.
In the case of the Southern Building
and Loan Association vs. Georgia and
C. W. Bell et al., on trial at Nash
ville, Chancellor Cook delivered an
opinion, in which the said that the
contract of a married woman in
Tennessee, to be governed by the laws
of Alabama, was void, and that tho
courts of Tennessee would not enforce
such an instrument under the plea of .
coverture. Under the law of Alabami
a married woman can contract with
the same freedom as an unmarriei
woman, while in Tennessee the rule
is different. The decision of the chan
cellor that the law of Tennessee gov
erned raises an interesting question of
conflict of laws, which the supreme
court will be caled upon to decide.
Karnings of State's Convicts.
The quarterly report of . the peni
tentiary commissioners presents the
following facts: Earnings at main
prison, $37,852.75; at Brushy Moun
tain, $55,218.15; total, $93,070.90' Ex
penses, main prison, $5,193.54; at
Brushy Mountain, $30,441.65; total.
$65,635.19; excess of earnings, $27,
435.71. The Brushy Mountain mines
in June produced 16,451.65 tons- of
coal, of which 7,819.65 Tgpre sold. Coa
production amounted to 4,523.45 tons. ,
and the sales reached 4,298.45 tons.
In July, 20,346.10 tons of coal were
mined and 8,614.10 sold; 6,171.20 tons
of coke produced and 5,846.20 tons
sold. In August, 21,446.65 tons of coal
were mined and 11,528.65 tons sold;
4,712.90 tons coke produced and 4.
462.90 tons sold.
Investing Largely in Tennessee Lands.
The Tennessee company recently or
ganized, with $5,000,000 capital, by
South Dakota and Detroit capitalists,
to develop the resources of Warren
and VanBuren counties, has purchased'
about 150,000 acres of land on tho
Cumberland mountains, in the coun
ties of Grundy and VanBuren, White
and Warren, and has secured options
upon about 50,000 acres more. The
company has acquired the title to all
the lands known as the Halght & Mc
Muoran plan entire. Last week it
purchased the Turner lands, in War
ren county, comprising about 1,000
acres of magnificent timber.
Will Leave the Ministry. - r
Dr. James A. Duncan, formeVpastd.
of Centenary church, Chattanooga,
and one of the leading ministers '0'
Southern Methodism, announces ' that
he will leave the ministry and fcecome
general agent of a life insurance com
pany. Dr. Duncan was formerly lo
cated in Knoxville, and has served
some of the leading churches of the
denomination. He was recently trans
ferred from the Tennesse conference
to the Virginia conference.
The State's Finances.
The following is the report of the
State treasurer for October: Balance
on hand October 1, $250,838.40; re
ceipts for the month, $96,318.57; total,
month, $178,185.28; balance on hand
at the close of business October 31
Invest ln Coal Land. f "
Indiana capitalists purchased ; 5,009."
acres of rich coal land on Walden's
Ridge, near Chattanooga, for $25,000
cash, and will develop it on an exten
A Good Man Gone. -
Benjamin M. S. Hicks died at Cov
ington last weeek. Mr. Hicks was 73
years of age, having been born iix
Madison county In 1824. He'waa a
member of one of the best families in
Western Tennessee and was a man ot
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