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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
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The Government Has Taken Charge
vf Transit Affairs on the
Isthmus of Panama.
AMERICAN INTERESTS TO BE PROTECTED.
Cfljt. McKca of the Mavhinn I.nnil
More Men lit Colon, and the lown,
for tlit I-'irit 'lime, I.nndii Men at
ln iiiumi The- Citlumlilan Trooim
anil the Liberals Fifelitingr.
Washington, Nov. 25. The United
JStates government has taken charge
of the isthmian transit. A dispatch
received at the navy department from
Capt. Terry on he battleship Iowa, at
.Panama. reports that fact. Capt. Per
ry says that (Jen. Alban, with 600 men,
is fighting the liberals on the line
mear Km pi re. Transit is in danger of
interrupt ion. t'apt. Perry has latided
with a detachment of men from the
Iowa, and has started, with a train,
to clear transit, and also establish de
tachments of men to keep it so.
Commander JlcCrca of the Machias,
nt Colon, has cabled the navy depart
inent, notifying the department of
the approaching bombardment of
Jhe town, ami asking for instructions.
UK HAS J:KKN 1XSTJIUCTKU TO
TAKK SUCH STEPS AS UK DEEMS
.MX IvSSAltY FOll THE PROTECTION
OP AM KlilCAN INTERESTS AT CO
LO.N. While no specific outline is made
"to the details of this instruction, it
5.s understood that it leaves discre
tionary with Commander McCrea the
prevention of a bombardment.
The Iowa Laud Marines.
New York, Nov. 25. Messages from
"the agent. of the Panama Railroad Sr
Steamship Co., at Colon,have been re
ceived here at the offices of the com
pany. The cablegrams said that seri
ous righting was expected at Empire,
:i small place on the line of the Pana
ma railroad. They also stated that
the Maciiia-s, Capt. McCrea, had land
ed more men at Colon, and that the
Iowa had for the liist time landed
murines at Panama. They also con
tained the information that the
Colombian gunboat General Pinzon
had arrived at Colon, under command
of Capt. Iguacio Foriaco, with troops
aboard from jCartagena, and that the
threatened bombardment of the city
of Colon was to take place, Monday
at o p. in., New York time. They
aid the city was in Ihe possession of
the rebels, and that. Capt. McCrea had
forbidden the shelling of the town.
Mr. DeUrigand, consul-general of
Colombia, said that he expected ad
vices regardinc: the situation.
iNthiiiinn TraiiU- Interrupted.
Colon, Colombia, Nov. 'J5. No even
ing train left Panama Sunday.
The government troops are attack
ing the liberals at Culebra. The re
sult, so far, is not known.
The government gunboat Gen. Pin
zon left her anchorage, close to the
other warships, Sunday night, and is
now reported to be landing troops on
the north end of Colon.
There is much commotion in the
People are seekrng refuge on board
the L'nitefl States gunboats Machias
and Marietta, along the railroad and
on the piers.
Says Itebelx AVere Defeated.
Washington, Nov. 25. Mr. llerran,
charge dalTaircsof the Colombian le
gation, received the following cable
gram: "Panama, Nov. 25. Colombian Min
ister, Washington: Rebel army com
pletely defeated at Culebra and Em
perador. Coventor marched Sunday
night upon Colon. Traflic interrupt
ed Sunday, but will be re-established
to-day. "AIM ON A,
Report of liberal Defeat Confirmed.
Washington, Nov. 25. The state de
partment has received confirmation
of the reported defeat of the liberal
troops by the Colombian government
troops. This came in a cablegram
from Consul-General Gudger, at Pan
ama, in which he says the railroad is
now unobstructed, and that the gov
ernment forces have leen victorious
over the revolutionists, lie further
reports that the bluejackets from the
Machias have gone inland, and now
occupy a point midway of the isth
mus. Landings of I'. S. Marines Explained.
Washington, Nov. 25. The actiou
taken by the United States in landing
marines and protecting" the line
across the isthmus is in conformity
with the wishes of the Colombian
government, and follows a specific re
quest recently made by Mr. llerran.
The Colombian authorities are fully
aware that if they retake Colon it
must be through their own efforts,
and without the hope of any assist
ance from the American forces on
the ground, as this government is
scrupulously holding aloof from the
political contest Viet ween the govern
ment and the liberals.
Aot Fire on Colon Before Friday.
Colon, Nov. 25. At a conference
held at one o'clock a. m., on board the
llritish cruiser Tribune, at which
Gen. IgnacioTjeliaco, Senor I)e La
Rosa, secretary of Gen. Diaz, and the
commanders of the foreign warships
vere present, the general agreed, at
the request of the naral commanders,
and on the ground of humanity, hav
ing view the large foreign population
of Colon, not to land troops here, or
open fire on the town before six
o'clock Friday evening.
The Colombian gunboat, Gen. Pin
zon, is badly off for provisions, and
the comanders of all the warships
agreed to supply her with the neces
sary stores. The gunboat has not
yet returned to Colon, and her where
abouts is unknown.
MRS. B0NINES TRIAL.
A Witness Who Says' She Was in the
Habit of Visiting? Other Men'a
Rooms Tliau Ayers'.
Washington, Nov. 25. The trial of
Mrs. Lola Ida lionine, for the murder
of James Seymour Ay res, Jr., last
Mav, was resumed in criminal court
J. Frank Drew, the capitol police
man, who was on the stand last Fri
day, when the court adjourned, re
sumed his testimony, lie swore that
he had several times seen the defend
ant come out of Ayres' room. The
last occasion was about a week before
the tragedy. It was at night, about
On cross-examination he testified
that he looked over the transom into
the room in the morning when Ayres'
body was discovered, lie was closely
questioned as to the location of the
furniture, clothing and the position
of the body, to which he has testified
upon direct examination. lie testified
that there was space enough lx-hind
the door for a person to have stood
there while the door was opened to
admit another person.
lie testified that he had seen Mrs.
lionine come out of the rooms of oth
ers in the hotel, among them those
of several single men, and her de
meanor was in nowise different from
that when he saw her emerge from
Aj-ers' room. She displayed no evi
dence of excitement. Iler bearing was
natural. She had a habit of visiting
the sick. There were empty cartridge
shells in the slop-jar upon his first
visit to the room, .which was before
Officer Brady broke the pistol and
took the shells out.
Thomas M. Raker, an employe of
the fish commission, who resided in
the building adjoining the Kenmore,
was then called, and testified that on
the night of the tragedy he was
awakened by the report of pistol
shots. He jumped out of bed, went
to the window and heard a voice from
above inquiring what was wrong be
low. He replied that he had heard
pistol shots. Then, while standing at
his window he saw a figure on the
fire escape just outside of Ayers'" win
dow. The figure walked the length
of fire escape in his direction, and
then descended two flights to the
floor of the veranda, where it disap
peared into a window. It was the ilg
urge of a small woman, clad in dark,
tight-fitting clothing. The woman
wore no hat, and as he did not hear
the fall of her footsteps, he judged
she was in her stocking feet. He de
scribed the manner ,of her descent,
which he said was very deliberate and
without emotion. .
He did not know the defendant at
the time of the tragedy, but saw her
about 1 o'clock of the afternoon of
that day. She was at that time be
ing questioned by Detective Home.
She was smiling, and he heard her
say she knew nothing about tho
cause of Ayres' death. Shots he heard
sounded muffled. lie could not tell
exactly, but judged they were about
ten or fifteen seconds apart.
-Robert P. Hopkins, a clerk in the
Kenmore hotel, where the tragedy
occurred, was the next witness. He
testified that he lived on Ihe fifth
floor over the room of Miss Lawless,
who occupied the room adjoining that
in which Ayres was killed. His
daughter was ill on the night of the
tragedy. He had been attending her,
and just as he was returning to bed
he heard three loud reiorts. He wen!
to the window and looked down. He
saw something, which looked like a
skull lying on the fire escape just out
side the window which he afterward
ascertained was the window of Ayres'
room. The shots were lired in quick
succession, about four seconds he
judged between the first and la-st.
There was a stir in the court-room
as a baliff called Emma A. Lawless,
who occupied the room adjoining that
in which the tragedy occurred. Miss
Lawless showed considerable nervons
ness as she took the stand. She testi
fied that she was employed in the
bureau of engraving and printing. On
the night of the tragedy, about 9:U0
o'clock, she testified that Aj'res
knocked at her door, and asked if she
had any sugar. Uetold her he was
going away, and wanted to make
some cocoa. She gave him the sugar.
About ten minutes later he knocked
again, and asked her if she did not
want a cup. She replied that she did
not care for it. About ten. o'clock
she retired. She was slightly aroused
during the night, but was not awak
ened. She formed no idea as to what
aroused her, or what time it was.
The district attorney then turned
the witness over to the defendant's
counsel, bnt he asked but a single
question which brought out nothing
IviiiK Suspend the Chamlirr,
Athens, Nov. 26. The king has is
Anthens, Nov. 25. The king has is
sued a decree suspending the cham
ber for 40 days. The city is fairly
tranquil. The armed occupation of
the university is still in contempla
tion. Queen AVilhelmina. Improving.
The Hague, Nov. 25. Queen WiJ
helmina is improving so satisfactorily
that Prince Henry will leave Ilet-Loo
to-morrow on a short visit to Prussia-
A Delegation Calls Upon the Presi
- dent and Asks for Reduc
tions in the Tariff.
UNITED STATES THE GREATEST MARKET
SaKar and Tohncco the Product
that .eed Relief Heiuest the
J'renident to Present Their Plea
In Ilia First Message to Coiiercm
Salvation of the Inland at Stake.
Washing-ton, Nov. 25. A delegation
of Cubans called ujion President
Roosevelt, and presented a petition,
adopted by the industrial organiza
tions of the island, urging upon his
attentionthe necessity of reduction in
the American tariffupou Cuban prod
ucts, particularly upon sugar and to
bacco. The secretary of war and
other oflicials also were called upon.
The delegation consisted of Fran
cisco Gamba, presiden t of the General
Society of Merchants and Business
Men of Cuba; Miguel Mendoza, Simon
Dumols, Louis Francke, Gustav Hock,
Dionisio Yelasco, Juan Pedro and Al
fonso Pesant. The delegation was ac
companied by State Senator Frank D.
Pavey, the American counsel of the
general society; Octavio Davis, the
secretary to the delegation, and L. V.
DeAbad-, a member of the former
Cuban delegation on economic affairs,
which visited Washington last winter
The petition goes on to say that the
economical situation in which the is
land of Cuba is placed is such that
the remedies above expressed admit
of. no delay. The petition concludes
os follows: "We therefore respect
fully entreat you, either by virtueof
the constitutional authority vested in
you, or by requesting congress in
your first message, to grant you the
necessary authority to immediately
establish commercial privileges be
tween the United States the almost
exclusive market for our products
and Cuba, based on the foregoing pe
tition, as a measure of urgent neces
sity and indispensable for the salva
tion of the island."
LOST SILVER MINE FOUND.
The Once-Famous Xinety-Xine"
wjline. In the Catxkill Range,
Hum Reen Fopnd Aain.
New York, Nov. 25. The Tribune
prints the following: After being
lost for 75 years, the "Ninety-Nine"
silver mine, once famous through the
whole Catskill range, has been found
again. At least that is the lielief of
J. O. Poole, a mining exjiert, who id
said to live in Trenton, N. J. He has
discovered a cave in the heart of
Shawangunk mountains, not far from
Ellenville, Ulster county, N. Y., which
exposes a wioevein of peculiar ore.
Numerous assays show heavy value in
silver, lead and other minerals. Ev
ery effort has been made to keep Ihe
discovery a secret, until mineral rights
to the surrounding mountain proper
ty could be purchased. Poole and
the New Jersey men who are backing
.him are said to have secured such
rights on more than live thousand
acres, and are preparing to start ac
tive mining operations.
Killed and Injnred in n Runaway.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 25. Nicholas
?Cielson, a farmer, was killed, his son
George, aged ten years, fatally in
jured, and his wife dangerously hurt,
in a runaway accident, four miles
west, of the city. A wheel broke, and
the horse ran, throwing Nielson
heavily against a tree stump, and kill
ing hun instantly. The boy's skull
was badly fractured, and he wilt die.
Mrs. Nielson had an ami broken,
fcerious bruises and a severe shock.
Snnkeii Ship Lorutrd.
San Francisco, Nov. 25. The expert
diver, Sorensen, who has been search
ing for the wreck of the Pacific mail
steamer Rio de Janiero, since last
May, now declares that he has located
the sunken treasure sTiip, which car
ried over $5(0.0(q in valuable cargo,
and also Consul-General Wildman's
ofticial papers, which the government
is anxious to secure. Sorensen will
get 70 per cent, of all he recovers.
Under Water Fifteen Honrs.
New York, Nov. 25. The subma
rine torpedo boat Fulton, of the Hol
land type, with Rear-Adiniral Lowe,
retired, Lieut. MacArthur and several
others on board, arose from the bot
tom of the Holland dock, Sunday
morning, after having been sub
merged 15 hours. "No inconvenience
was suffered by those on board. "
Ivanaaa City (Ka.) Stock Yard Caae.
Washington, Nov. 25. The United
States supreme court has reversed the
decision of the court below in favor
of the state in the Kansas Cit- stock
yards case. The cae involved the
validity of the state law of Kansas,
giving authority to fix rates charged
at the stock yards. The opinion was
handed down bv Justice Brewer.
An Amateur Fint.
New York, Nov. 25. The Amateur
Athletic union has decreed "that any
man who receives pay for officiating
at athletic games shall not be- eligible
San Juan hilV, at Santiago, Cuba,
will be converted into a park by the
Congressman-elect Hutler of the
Twelfth Missouri . district says the
contest for his seat won't amount to
One of the finest sites in Paris has
been purchased by Americans, who
will erect an up-to-date sky-scraper
The death of Walter Yon Weise at
his home in Greenville, 111., removes
one of the most prominent of Illinois
It is believed that the steamer Aler
ta, containing 200 passengers and
some American soldiers, has been lost
William Coryell, left half back for
the Omaha (Neb.) hjgh school, was
probably fatally injured in a recent
Mgr. Thomas J. Conaty, rector -of
the Catholic university at Washing
ton,' was consecrated titular bishop
of Samos Sunday.
A scarcity of milk throughout the
section of New YorTc surrounding
Middletown threatens to develop into
a famine of that article.
E. S. McClung, a daring cavalry of
ficer of the confederate army, and
many years a commission merchant
at Knoxville, Tenn died Sunday.
Miss Helen Yanderbilt-Wackerman.
whose mind gave way as a result ol
lieing a victim of calumny, has been
pronounced hopelessly insane in Lon
don. The floral carnival just closed at
Kansas City was a pronounced suc
cess. Florists from ten states com
peted for prizes and 55,000 persons at
tended. During a quarrel, Councilman J. F.
Ward,, of Highland, Kas., crushed the
skull of J. E. Springer, striking him
with a club after Springer' had shot
Col. Melville Sawyer, who was for
30 years secretary of the Missouri
Car and Foundry Co., St. Louis, died,
Sunday, at the Highland Springs san
itarium in Nashau, N. H.
State Superintendent of Schools
Nelson, of Kansas, says the compul
sory attendance law- in that state is a
failure, there being 120,000 children
who do not attend school. , J
The bleaching plant of the Cana
dian Electro-Chemical Co. manufac
turing bleaching powders and caustic
soda at. the Canadian "Soo," was
burned Sunday night; loss, $75,000.
Senator Hale, of Maine, chairman
of the Fenate naval committee, pre
dicts that congress will authorize a
substantial increase of the navy and
of the commissioned and enlisted
The work of demolition of the
buildings, statues and bridges of the
Pan-American exposition will lie un
dertaken this week by the company
which wrecked the Chicago, Omaha
and Paris expositions.
"A mining community in western
Pennsylvania has driven from their
midst an old woman who, they are
positive, is a witch. They declare she
caused all kinds of household acci
dents and aggravations.
.HOLLAND'S YOUNG QUEEN.
It Is Unite I-idcnt that the Little
Dutch t:irl Got a Jol
New York, Nov. 25. In connection
with Queen Wilhchnina's illness the
following particulars have ken pub
lished, says the Amsterdam corre
spondent of Ihe Journal and Adver
It seems that before his marriage
Prince Henry lived for a time at a
jace lieyond his means, and, as a
consequence, fell into the hands of
money leaders. The debts he con
tracted in those days were to lie set
tied after his marriage with the rich
young queen, and quite recently Hen
ry made a clean breast of the mat
ter to her. Upon learning all the par
ticulars, Queen Wilhelmina declined.
point blank, to paj' her consort's
debts, the result being that a very
violent scene took place' between
them, and which ended in Henry rush
ing away to Germany and Wilhelmina
It is said that only the most implor
ing telegrams sent to him by the
queen's mother, Queen Emma, in
dueed Henry to return to Holland.
The queen's mother is anxious to
preserve appearances at least. Since
his return to Holland, Henrjr was not
once been to the palace where his
As proof of the serious character of
the queen's illness, in spite of all re
assuring reports to the contrary,
may be mentioned the fact that the
recent official Gazette did not eou
tain a single royal command, which
is an unprecedented state of things
Snleltle I5" Dynamite.
Denver, Col., Nov. 25. Judge M. A.
Koirers, formerly of the Colorado su
preme court, is said to have commit
ted suicide at Steamboat Springs,
Col., bv lying down on the. ground and
touching off, with a cigar, a stick of
dynamite which he had placed be
neath his body.
Gov. Van Snnt Determined.
St. Taul, Minn., Nov. 25. Gov. Yan
Sant has, says the Pioneer Press, de
termined to call the legislature in spe
cial session to provide funds for the
legal battle against the great rail
way combine. If the legislature fails
him he will use his private fortune.
The Sultan Grows Indignant.
London, Nov. 25. The Yienna pa
pers assert that T-urkey is addressing
an arrogant circular note to the pow
ers, protesting against their "perpet
ual interference" in Turkish affairs,
and demanding to know their inten
tions regarding Crete.
I i 11 1 CI
Oil Poured in the Stove to Start the
Breakfast Fire Causes a ,
FOUR OF A PITTSBURGH FAMILY LOST.
The Father, After HeseuInK ms
IVife and Two nausuter, Juii
From a Window A St. Louis
Mother Start a Fire With Oil,
Gives Her i-ife to Save Her Child.
Pittsburg. Pa., Nov. 25. Four per
sons were burned to death and two
seriously injured in a lire at 4:30
o'clock, .Monday morning, which de
stroyed the residence of J. G. Maler,
on Charles street, Knoxville, a suburb
of this city.
Rose Miller, aged 23 years; terribly
burned; died on way to hospital.
Amelia Miller, aged 10 years; suffo
cated by smoke.
Amanda Miller, aged 10 years; suf
Sybia Miller, aged nine years; suf
J. C. Miller, the father, jumped
from second-story window; leg brok
en and bruised; will recover.
Mrs. Miller, badly burned and on
verge of nervous prostration.
Two other daughters, aged 11 and
13 years, escaped without injury.
The fire was caused by the eldest
daughter, Rose, pouring kerosene in
the stove to start the fire for break
The oil in the can ignited and the
explosion which followed scattered
the burning oil over the room. The
flames spread so quickly that Mr. Mil
ler was forced to jump from the sec
ond-story window, after rescuing his
wife and two of his younger daugh
ters. Rose was burned almost to a
crisp, and died before reaching the
hospital. The three others were over
come bv the smoke. Their bodies
were found in the ruins, after the
fire had been extinguished.
Mrs. Miller was just recovering
from a severe illness, and is almost
distracted over the terrible affair.
Fears are entertained that she will
not survive the shock.
A Mother's Sacriflee.
St. Louis, Nov. 25. While saving
her two-year-old child from injury in
an explosion of coal oil, Mrs. Emma
Weber was burned to death Sunday.
The mother was pouring the oil into
a cooking stove to hasten the fire and
the explosion resulted.
BRAVE FIRE LADDIES.
They Carry four Voxinr Women
l-'rom n Burning Groeery
Ilotise in St. Loni.t.
St. Louis, Nov. 25. Fire, broke out
at- Luyties Pros', whosesale and re
tail grocery store, Sixth and Frank
lin avenues, at 11:20 Monday, and
caused a loss of $75,Q00; insurance,
SO per cent.
Firemen rescued four young wom
en, bringing them down the ladders
Two firemen were overcome by
The progress of the fire was so
rapid that money was left in the tills
and the safes opened so hurried was
the exit of the employes.
The t Hited States Snnrenie Conrt.
Washington, Nov. 25. In the Unit
ed Stales supreme court Chief Justice
Fuller announced that after the close
of business on Wednesday the court
would take a recess until the follow
ing Monday. Usually, the court takes
a two weeks' acation for Thanksgiv
ing, but. this course was deviated
from this year in order to permit of
a longer recess than usual for Christ
mas. The present understanding is
that the court will adjourn for four
weeks on Monday, December 9.
l'oliee Had to Intervene.
New York, Nov. 25. A dispatch to
the Herald from Rome says that
owing to friction between the bishop
and clergy of Denver, several priests
visited Rome. There was a .fracas
among the clergymen recently, and an
intervention of the police took place.
The Iris Floated.
Washington, Nov. 25. Secretary
Long has received a cablegram from
Admiral Rodgers at Manila stating
that, the New York had managed to
flqat the supply, boat Iris, which
stranded near lloilo. The Iris is ap
Mother and Child Bnrneil to Ceath
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 25. Mrs
Wm. M. Swift and infant were burned
to death at their" home near Grannis,
Polk -county. It is supposed she fell
asleep while holding the baby in a
chair, near the fireplace, and her
clothing caught lire.
"Wan Messenger Thirty Vrarr.
Washington, Nov. 25. Wm. Gwyn,
who for 30 years has served as chief
messenger to the secretary of state.
is dead. He had been in feeble health
for some time, but persisted in sticking
to his work and was at Ills post last
AIhou J. Streator Dead..
Galesburg, III., Nov. 25. Alson J.
Streeter, well known in Illinois poii
tics, died, Sunday morning, at his
home in New Windsor, after an illness
of six weeks with diabetes and com
lie Steal Kisses.
Philadelphia, Nov. 25. Women in
Chestnut Hill, an aristocratic suburb
of Philadelphia, are being terrorized
by a hold-up man. -Their losses are
conflined to nere force, as the mis
creant steals nothing but kisses.
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
JTew Coal yields.
New coal fields have been discovered
In West Tennessee. Reliable informa
tion from Sardis, in Hardin county,
Is to the effect that a vein of superioi
coal four feet thick has been discov
ered upon the Bivens farm, two miles
south of Sardis. The same prospect
ors who are looking after this lead say
that upon the Faggs farm, one raile
north of Sardis, they find even a bet
ter lead. Sardis is comparatively a
short distance from the Tennessee
river, and not far from the projected
line of the Florence & Clinton Rail
Wm Shake I p State Guard.
Gen. Brandon is not satisfied with
the way the officers in the various
companies of the State Guard are do
ing, and he investigated the records in
his office to find out how many of
them were doing their duty. The re
sult of this investigation was that sev
eral officers were found to be delin
quent in the matter of making out and
sending in their monthly and quarter
ly reports, and it is the intention ol
the head of this department to correct
this defect in the systenv, even il
stringent measures have to be resorted
Contribution to Conscious Fund.
When Private Secretary Gleen
opener! Gov. McMillin's mail one day
last week he was surprised to find a
$100 hill, acompanied by the folio iving
"Honorable McMillin, Governor ol the
State of Tennessee;
"Enclosed find $100, which please
pass to State treasury as conscience
fund. Please acknowledge the receipt
through the Associated Press.
"Brownsville, Tenn., Nov. 14, 1901."
The letter, while dated at Browns
ville, was mailed at Memphis.
The distillery of Hickman & Co., a?
Lynnville, has been seized because, or
October 29, Andrew Mitchell, one o'.
the owners, sold to Pulaski saloon
keepers two barrels of whisky oj
which the tax had not been paid
Mitchell has been arrested. Hickman
the other partner, later secured, the re
lease of the liquor on swearing f.
joint ownership and by making bond.
The whisky seized was valued at ovei
Will Not He Taken Alive.
James Wright and John Templeton,
alleged murderers of Deputy Sheriff
Clinton Legear, shot and seriously
wounded Enoch and John Gillem, near
Sneedville, last week. The Gillems had
been deputized to arrest the two men
and were heavily armed. When they
came upon Wright and Templeton the
latter two fired forty shot3 at them.
seven of which took effect in ILa Cl
ients. Wright and Templeton then es
caped. They have been hounded since
last August, when Legear was killed,
and they swear they will not be taken
Insurance Commissioner Folk has
received information iht a number ol
institutions in Knoxville are placing
insurance with comparjies not author
ized to do business in Tennessee. He
has sent Deputy Insurance Commis
sioners Craig and Walter Cpin to as
certain the facts and take the neces
sary steps to collect the State tax on
the premiums from the insured undei
the recently enacted law.
"Shelby and Davidson Tax Values.
The tax aggregate for Shelby county
shows that the assessed realty, city
and county, amounts to $37,920,941 and
personalty to $3,C19,9S3, a total of $45,
54G.92G, a net loss of $77,G0O over the
previous assessment. Davidson coun
ty's assessment is $51,176,500, yielding
$27,000 more in State taxes than Shel
-AVIll NoC Collect the Tax.
Comptroller King say3 he will not at
tempt to collect the tax of $20 imposed
as a special license for each agent in
each county who solicits orders for
enlarging pictures." Attorney-General
Pickle rendered an opinion on this law
in which he declared it unconstitution
al, and had been so held by tlie' Su
preme Court, because the men who did
the work were non-residents.
Whlteeappers Frljrhten groes.
The whitecappers have the negroes
east of Wildersville scared almost to
death. Some "fifteen or twenty have
left for the Indian Territory and Illi
nois, and the remaining ones "are dis
turbed and many families will leave
between now and January. Spellings,
Rosser & Co., stove manufacturers,
near Wildersville, have been notified
not to work any negroes.
- Charged-With Kurninff Ills House.
A bill has been filed in the Chan
cery Court of Franklin county suine
Rev. B. A. Cherry for -the insurance
money paid him on the house owned
by him at Estill Springs, and which
was burned under mysterious circum
stances. The amount involved is
$1,250. The bill charges that Rev. Mr.
Cherry burned the house, or caused it
to be' burned, to get the insurance.
A charter has"1;een granted to the
Little River Railroad Company, with
$150,000 capital stock. The incorpora
tors are A. V.". Lee, John W. Vrigley.
William M. TdcCormick, W. B. Town
send and Tully R. Cortnick, and their
purpose is to build a railroad from
Chilhowee Gap, Blount county, up the
Little river valley to the forks, thence
up the western prong and Laurel creek
to Laurel Gap, with branch lines. up
tho middle prong of Littla river tc the
North Carolina line and' up the easl
fork to the Nortii Carolina l'ae.
TO END HIS SUFFERINGS.
Alexander Anderson, Credited With
BelnK the Heal IroJeetor of Chi
cago World's Fair, H, Suicide.
Washington, Nov. 25. Lying against
the shore at Alt.' Vernon, with tho
coat pockets filled with stone, the
body of Alexander D. Anderson, it
well known Washington lawyer and
commissioner to the Chicago World's
fair, was found. Air. Anderson left a,
note for his family Sunday morning
bidding them adieu, saying he was go
ing to end his suffering of many years
from -stomach trouble. He was 5-S
years old, a native of Afansfield, Alass.,
and a graduate of Harvard and tho
Ann Arbor school of law, assistant
district attorney of St. Louis under
Gen. Noble, and special commissioner
of the Spanish-American markets for
the New Orleans exposition. Air. An
derson is credited with lieing the real
projector of the Chicago World's fair.
Have ot Struck.
Pittsburg:, Nov. 2o. The time limit
given to the railroads of Pittsburg
district by the switchmen's union for
a definite answer to the demands for
an increase of wages, expired, at 10
o'clock Monday morning, but a strike
has not yet been declared. It is un
derstood that more time will be al
lowed for the reply. W. G. Lee, first
vice-grand master of the Brotherhood
of Railroad Trainmen, is in the city,
investigating the trouble.
VickshurK Battlefield Commission.
Springtled, 111., Nov. 25.- The Vicks
burg battlefield commission has or
ganized, by electing Gen. John C.
P-laek, Chicago, president; Col. A. C
Alathews, Pittsfield, vice-president;
Capt. Geo. S. Durfee, Decatur, secre
tary. Threaten to Kill Miss Stone.
London, Nov. 25. "Air. Dickinson hag
received no reply from the brigands
to his ultimatum," says a dispatch
from Sofia, to the Daily Telegraph.
"The '"brigands threaten to kill Aliss
Stone unless the full ransom is paid
by January 1."
Rohhcd a. Gambling: ltesort.
Wichita, Kas., Nov. 25. Sunday
morning at 4 o'clock three masked
men entered "The Alint," a gaming
resort at Chickasha, I. T., ordered all
present to hold up their hands, and
carried off $700 in currency.
Bis Conscience Contribution.
Washington, Nov. 25. Secretary
Gage has received from an unknown
person, through the collector of cus
toms at New York, a conscience con
tribution of 18,609.
Canned n. Million Dollar Loss.
New York, Nov. 25. A careful sur
vey of the storm-swept coast of New
Jersey and vicinity places the dam
age at $1,000,000. A number of lives
are reported lost.
A Mississippi Town Destroyed.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 25. Jones
town, Aliss., has been practically de
stroyed by fire. Fourteen stores and
six residences were burned. Total
Will he Tried for Treason.
London, Nov. 25. Col. Arthur
Lynch, the newij- elected member of
parliament for Galway, has been in
formed that if he conies to England,
he will be tried for treason.
Governor of Sentarl.
New Yo-k, Nov. 25. A dispatch
from Constantinople to the London
Times announces that Sbakir Pasha
has been appointed governor of Scu
tari. THE MARKETS.
MONDAY, Nov. 25.
Grain and Irov isious.
St. Louis Flour Patents. $3.50ff3.6(j
other praues. $2.bS(fJ3.40. Wheat No. 2 R?d,
75V,,7.e. Corn No. 2 mixed, 81iftic.
On is No. 2, 4Vii W-c. Hay Timothy. J12.0
ft 15.00; prairie. $11. 0W 14.00; clover, $11.C0
(rilt.OO. 1 Sutter Creamery, 20!U'2o,.tc;
ftairv, 15S220-, EfTffs Fresn. 22c. Lard
Choice pi earn. S.tsTVje. Pork New mess.
15 25. -Becan Clear ribs, S&SV-te;
Wool Tub-washed, 14Si2Pc;Missourl and
Illinois medium combiner, IT'.z'filSe; other
graded, 14$il7c; angora goat hair, llgloc.
Indianapolis Wheat No. 2 red, 75c;
No. 3 red, 71f?73e. Corn No. 2 white.
62'-2c; No. 2 vellow, . 61c. Oat No. 2
mixed, littic. Hay Timothy, $le.O0&
-W. :1. lV-- Mav !M12VlP.
u; ueeemDer, n.n.
tlfiiXU, T-ir1 No.
J (l II 1111 , 1 ! - . . . , - - r '
vember, yD-lr,,' a -Tjber, $9.12V. Janu
ary. $).12; Mav.-e---Ribs November,
$8.07!;; January, ?S.u7-. .ij'ay, $S.25.
Live Stock Marlt-
St. Louis Cattle Fancy imports.
7 (Hi- batchers', $1.25tG.(W: stackers 2.j-jt
4.00: cows and heifers. $2.50r:.5" H
Packing-. $.".4."f7S.SO; butchers'. 13.5. l .r.ir,;
litrht. $4.D0':5.70;. Sheep MulU?n- s ix.ee f V
?2.2.f.-3.75; lambs, I4.CQ&4.90.
Indianapolis Cattle Fair to prim
steers, $5.25!).13. Hogs-Good to choice
heavies, $5.65f5.S0; mixed and heavy
packinc. Vj.4G.fi 5. 63. Shetp Good to choke
lambs. $3.7r.$j4.25; good to choice sheep,
Chicago Cattle Good to prime, f ".25f?
7.00; poor -to moflium. $3.Voi3.K: stnokt'r3
and feeder?, i? 0"f74.00; cows, Jt.Sj'a !.:
heifers, $1.r''i5.0O: canners. jt.2Vf2.'i";
calves. $2.5013.09. Hogs Mixed and butch
ers'. SMS? 6.00; good to choice heavy. J7)
5itf.05; roiirh heavy, $3. 40-57 5. 60; light,. t4..V?i
5.70. Sheei Good to choic e wethers. J s
6i4.23; fair to choice mixed, $2.7.VtC. M;
western sheep. $3.iXk??3.GO; native lambs,
J2.30&4.75; western lambs, J3.3ofi4.15.
Kansas City CatvJe Native beef steers.
Jt.73ftifi.23: Texas and Indian steers, H.'Mn
4.23; Texas cows. J2.00-ii3.G0: native cov.-s
ar.d heifers. M.oOfrS .("; slockers and feed
ers. - $2. 75f7 4.25; calves, $3.0G-Ti5.25. Ho?
Heavy, $3.yf'-fi.f3; packers. $o.75fi5.y3: me
dium, J5.C0Jv5.30; lisht, $5.&fii0; yorkcrs.
$-i.(Kf.".73; 'yearling?. " shrdluetcmwfyor.I
io.Wfa3.73. Sheeii Mulons, $3.(:.',t.v;
lambs, J4.00t4.S5: yeariinas. S?.Xi t.Ov,
wethers, J3.10fio.S0; ewep, $2.73-03.33.
"Quotations for middling range as
lows: St. I-ouis, 7c; New York,,
Memphis, 7 5-16.
New York. Nov. 25. Money on call
easier at 4 per cent.; prime mercantile pa
per, 4IzS5 per cent. Sterling exchano
weak, with actual business in nankars
bills at 4S7-54b7U for demand, and at 4fi
4M for 6o day?; posted rates, iJMv?,;
commercial bills, 44S3I4. Bar silver,
Mexican pilars, Itc. Government lunda
;hu ! "C!r"!fnsr quotations: wheat
fi;-$hx. ' 72ie; December. 724c: May,
ttti-l-Jer. P,c; December.
-iJf!- '-r.-Vei: Oatsr-Novembor,