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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 21.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FJIIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION: 81.00 Per Year
A WEEK'S RECORD
AH the News of the Past Seren
Days Condensed.
HOME AXD FOREIGN ITEMS
Jfewa of the Industrial Field, Persona
and Political Items, Happenings
at Homo and Abroad.
THE NEWS TPtOM ALL THE "WORLD
cogri:ssioxa j.
The Fifty-seventh congress corniced In
Vv'ayhrr.Rton at noon or. the 2d. Senator
T-'ryo (Me.) presided over the Evr.ate and
the oath of office- was administered to new
members In the ho-i.-e Uavid H. Hender
son (la.) was reelected t-peaker. Theusual
committees were apiioir.ttd to inform the
president and the senate that the house
was organized and ready to do business-.
Three thousand bills were introduced dur
ing the session, tmons ;hem beir.tf meas
ures making February 12, Lincoln's birth
day, a national holiday; granting- state
hood to Oklahoma; creating a department
of commerce, labor and manufacture; ap
propriating ?30,0:o for a monument to Pres-
loent William H. Harrison at South liend.
lnd.; to prevent combinations in restraint
ot trade; for the Tiur.i.-hment of persons as
faulting- or killii. the president of the
c nittd states.
Ihe president's message was read in the
senate on the 4th and a committee was ap
pointed to join a house committee to C.a-
cide upon a tribute of respect to the late
President McKinley In the house the
speaker named the committee on rules
after which the president's message va;
read and a commitue appointed to act
wun a senate committee with reference tc
a tribute to William McKir.lt v. A bill was
introduced to extend the Chinese exclu
sion law 20 years.
On the 4th bills wete introduced in the
Senate to provide for the exclusion ami
deportation of alien anarchists: fixing
death penalty for .ssassination or at
tempted assassination of the president
for the establishment of a department oJ
commerce; to make the census bureau
p?rmancnt: to repeal the bankrupt law
for the laving of :i cable to Hawaii and
the Philippines; fixing the salary of the
vice president at $15,'X), of the chief jus
tice of the supreme court at S15.50O and
of associate justices at ?15.'"xj0; granting
free mailing privileges to Mrs. McKinley,
widow of the late president; a constitu
tional amendment changing the day for
the inauguration of the president of the
United States from March 4 to the last
Thursday in April The house was not
in session.
Debate upon anarchy opened in the ser.
ate on the 5th, Senator McComas (Md.)
urging the need of a strong law and Sen
ator Hoar (Mass.) pointing to the diffi
culties ar.d .suggesting an international
penal colony. Senator Penrose (Pa.) intro
duced a bill to prohibit all idiots, paupers
and persons liable to become a public
charge f rom coming to this country. A bill
was passed extending the life of the in
dustrial commission until February 13
next. Adjourned to the 9th The house
vw not in session.
DOMESTIC.
The fire losses in the United States
for November amounted to $15,000,000,
making the loss.es thus far this year
$140,000,000.
The public debt statement issued on
the 2d shows that the debt decreased
$11,200,512 during- the month of, No
vember. The cash balance in the treas
ury was $317,010,004. The total debt,
less the cash in the treasury, amounts
to $1,011,620,415.
In a prize fight in Chicago -with
James Driscoll August Beininger is
said to have sustained injuries which
caused his death.
A stove to burn soft coal without producing-
smoke has been invented by a
Troy (X. Y.) man.
Government receipts in Novembei
.amounted to 45.770 770 and expendi
tures to ?40.198..)1G. which leaves a
surplus for the month of $5.517,Su0 and
$:;2.S7S.!).J0 for the five months of the
present fiscal year.
A dying stowaway was discovered in
the hold of an ocean liner, nailed in a
box. where he had been for 15 days
during a trip from Hamburg- to New
York
The supreme eo;irt has decided that
fhe Philippine islands and Porto Bico
became domestic territories of the
United States immediately tipon the
ratification of the peace with Spain.
Secretary Gage transmitted to con
gress his estimate for appropriations
needed for the fiscal year ending
Tune 30, 1003. The total is $610,827.
CSS, which is $1.000,000 less than the
estimates for 1002.
15an Johnson has been reelected
president of the American league and
r.ext season's ball games have been
fixed at 140. to begin on April 23.
The South Carolina and West In
dian exposition was formally opened
to the world in Charleston with words
of greeting from the president of the
United States.
Maintenance of the protective tar
iff, advocacy of reciprocity, publicity
as the chief remedy for trust evils,
rigid exclusion of anarchists, mainte
nance of the Monroe doctrine, building
of the isthmian canal, adherence to
civil service and restrictions. on immi
gration are the features oi the presi
dent's message to congress.
The First national bank of P.allston
Spa, N. Y., has been closed pending an
investigation. It is charged that the
teller, Charles E. Fitcham, is short
$100,000.
The fifth annual convention of the
National Live Stock association met in
Chicago.
Twenty-five shoe manufacturers ot
Cincinnati have declared their inde
pendence of organized labor.
An automatic telephone exchange
has been invented and successfully
operated by a Baltimore inventor.
Thomas V. Lawson lost $12.000,00(;
by the recent drop in copper. lie will
;hold his stock, however, at all costs.
Italian resident s, of the United States
have presented the government a
bronze tablet in memory of the late
President McKinley.
Right of consumptive immigrants to
enter the United States is denied by
a court in Nev York, which ruled thai
they might be excluded
A passenger train on the St. Paul
road running 50 miles an hour was de
railed at Sliermerville, 111., and four
persons were injured.
Sharkey has challenged Jeffries to
fight fur the ijeavyweight champion
ship of the world and posted a forfeit
Df $2,500.
In a boiler explosion at a sawmill
near Yellowstone, lnd.. Marion Lutz,
Perry Mitchell and Ellis Henderson
were killed.
The mayor of Decatur, 111., has been
indicted, charged with aiding and pro
tecting gamblers and saloon keepers
in violating the law.
The will of Clement Studebaker has
been filed f.r probate at South Bend,
lnd. His estate, which is valued at
several millions, i.s left to his family.
An injunction against strikers at
the Conkey plant in Hammond. Ir.d.,
has been made perpetual by Judge
Baker.
Burglars secured $4,000 in cash
from the State bank at Williamsville.
111.
Charles "Brown was hanged at
Mount Holly, N. J., for the murder
of Washington Hunter, aged 70, at
.Riverside.
A supreme court decision will
make it necessary to enact laws es
tablishing a civil government in the
Philippines and provide tariff laws
for the colonies.
Three men were fatally wounded at
Rich Hill, Mo., in a fight between
miners and a sheriff's posse. State
troops were ordered to the scene.
I. K. Saisbury, cit y attorney of Grand
Rapids, Mich., has been convicted of
accepting a bribe of $75,000 in the wa
ter works scandal.
Gov. Yates issued a proclamation call
ing for supplies for noncombatants
held in military prisons in South Af
rica. The United States transport Han
cock arrived in San Francisco from
Manila, bringing over 000 soldiers.
Secretary Gage in h's annual report
favors a central bank, legislation so as
to secure a more flexible currency, re
peal of the war taxes as. the best way
to reduce revenues and the upbuilding
of the merchant marine by a system of
subsidies.
The isthmian canal commission in its
report to congress recommends the
Nicaragua route, the cost of a canal be
ing estimated at ?1S9,8G4,0G2.
The Standard Oil company has ac
quired a monopoly in the oil business
of Porn eo and East-Africa b3- the pur
chase of a line of steamers.
A double murder at Opp, Ala.. caused
. race riot, in which two negroes were
killed.
- The British ship Nelson sank at As
toria, Ore., causing the death of its
crew of 2S persons.
The Schley court of inquiry has
made up its verdict and it will be
publicly announced December 11.
The Michigan Central railroad will
give up its special charter in Michi
gan and operate under the general
law.
Powder exploded at the Anthony
Powder company's works near Ish
peming, Mich., and two men were
killed.
In Philadelphia E. Carroll Schaffer
broke the world's 500-yard swimming
record, making the distance in 7:24:05.
An Alabama posse arrested 22 ne
groes accused of complicity in a mur
der at Opp.
The twenty-first annual convention
of 'the American Federation of Labor
began at Scran ton. Pa.
The army transport- Crook with S37
soldiers on board sailed from New
York for Manila.
At an anarchist meeting in Chicago
the assassination of President McKin
ley was approved ar.d Czoigosz was
cheered.
The main building of the Michigan
Alkali company's soda ash plant at
Ecorse has been burned, the loss being
$300,000.
Fire caused over $250,000 damage to
the National Starch company's works
at Des Moines, la.
Three persons w ere killed and T.Shurt
in a railway accident near Malvern,
rk.
The Lenoir City.bank at Lenoir City,
Tenn., closed its doors. It is stated
that the depositors will get all due
them.
Amos Rusie. once the famous ball
player, is now getting $1.50 a day as a
common laborer at Muncie, Ir.d.
The attorne3' general of Minnesota
declared that the state constitution
bars the Lord's prayer in public
schools.
Treasury officials are investigating
alleged gigantic frauds in the custom
house at New York.
Carrie Nation, the Kansas joint
smasher, announced the suspension
of her paper, the Smashers' Mail.
Another skeleton has been found on
the farm of Henry Bastian near Rock
Island, 111., eight murders now being
charired.
F. W. Raymond, a banker of Kin-
mundy, 111., committed suicide.
PERSONAL. A5iD POLITICAL,
Mrs. Polly Cauble celebrated her
one hundredth birthday at her home
near Hitchcock, lnd.
Richard Croker announces his retire
ment from Tammany leadership Janu
ary 1.
Eleven out of 14 cities in Massachu
setts voted for license, a gain of one
over last year. Ten cities elected re
publican mayo??.
Ex-Congressman T. N. Evans died
at his home in Hatboro, Pa., aged 74
years.
Capt. Richard R. Turner, aged 63,
keeper of Libby prison at the evacua
tion of Richmond, died in Isle of
Wight county, Va.
Capt. Joseph Perry Sanford, U. S.
N., retired, aged S5 years, died at his
home at Stamford, Conn.
FOIIEIGX.
Edward John Eyre, who was govern
or of Jamaica and its dependencies,
1SC2-1S6G, died in London.
IIS 01
Andrew Carnegie Will Give Ten
Million Dollars to Help the
Good Work Along.
DETAILS HAVE BEEN FULLY DISCUSSED.
Formal Announcement of Tills
Great ilft to Education "Will le
Marie nt le White Ifoiie, In
WnhinKton-The President May
Annie :i National Hoard.
Chicago,- Dec. 9. A dispatch to the
Record-Herald from Washington
says:
Andrew Carnegie is to g-ive $10,000,
000 to the cause of university exten
sion in the United States. Announce
ment of this great gift to education
will be made at the White House on
Tuesday. Mr. Carnegie was here a
few- days ago and took luncheon with
President Roosevelt, when details of
the plan were fully discussed.
Mr. Carnegie has thought best to
create a national board to handle this
munificent benefaction. President
Roosevelt will probably name such a
board for Mr. Carnegie, or at least
set in motion the machinery which
shall lead to a national organization.
Mr. Carnegie is expected here Tues
day, and fuller details of this gi
gantic enterprise will soon become
public.
Nicholas Murray Butler, who has
succeeded Seth Low at the head of
the Columbia college, has been here
for two days, a guest of President
Roosevelt, at the White House, and
lie has aided in perfecting the plans.
Mr. Butler left for New York at four
U. S. MONITOR,
This Vensel, One of a amlier of Its Kind, Was Launched at Elisabeth
port, N. J., a Few Days Ago. The Monitor Is U5S Feet Long.
o'clock Sunday afternoon, and be
fore going refused to give any par
ticulars beyond the information that
an announcement would be made on
Tuesday at the White House. Mr.
Butler has long been one of the fore
most champions of university exten
sion, and it is understood Mr. Car
negie has had frequent, consultations
with him concerning the enterprise.
According to the plans prepared by
Mr. Carneg'ie and his advisers, the 'na
tional organization is to have its
headquarters in Washington, but its
operations are to extend throughout
the United States, the work to be car
ried on in co-operation with universi
ties everywhere.
FOUR VICTIMS OF BOLOMEN..
The Fate of (ieorxe Hayes anil Par
ty. Proxp-etinsj In the Philip
pine. In at Lat Iteveuled.
White Sulphur Springs, Mont., Dec.
9. The fate of George Hayes and a
party of three prospectors who left
here to prospect in the Philippines, in
1S99, has been revealed in a letter
just received in this city. The party
has been missing since March, 1900,
and every effort to locate the miners
lias been futile up to this time. Rev.
J. C. Lenhart, formerly a minister at
Hawaii, residing at Manila, was in
duced by friends of the missing men
to take up the search. Diligent in
quiry on his part disclosed the fact
that the party, disregarding the
warnings of the military not to ven
ture beyond their lines of defense,
had gone into the mountains of cen
tral Luzon. Later the bodies of th-i
four men were found literally
chopped to pieces by bolomen. The
heads and arms were severed from
the bodies and the bodies were other
wise horribly mutilated. Hayes and
James Brown were identified by pa
pers they had upon their persons.
A DEVASTATED VILLAGE.
The Entire Unsinexs Portion of
Gobies. Miehienn Svrept
Away by Fire.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Dec. 9. The en
tire business portion of the village of
Gobies, 20 miles west of Kalamazoo,
was destroyed by fire Monday. Six
teen business places were burned and
the total loss is estimated to be
about $100,000. The insurance i.s
small. The cause of the fire, which
starte in a butcher shop, is un
known !Q There was no loss of life.
CAal Protocols Signed.
Washington, Dec. 9. The state de
partment aias signed protocols with
Nicaraflia pnd Costa Rica, in which
those gjemments agree to sign the
necessarv- treaties for the perma
nent levasXa of territory necessarv for
the cansUructiflfc of an isthmian
canal and ityadministration by the
FROM THE FAR-AWBY EAST.
Interest IJeinc Worked Up in Be
lial f of the St. Louis World's
I'nir Anion); the AitiaticM.
St. Louis. Dec. 9. The orient is
awakening to the importance of the
World's fair in St. Louis in 1903.
China has already formally accept
ed the invitation, and the officials of
north and south China have received
their instructions to proceed with
the preparations for the exhibits at
St. Louis.
Communications direct from the
Corean officials and from prominent
Americans in Seoul indicate that
Corea will furnish a most attractive
exhibit, beneficial to itself and in
structive to Americans.
The American minister to Tokio,
Hon. A. E. Buck, writes encouraging
ly about Japan. He says he is doing
all in his power to advance the inter
est of the World's fair with the Japa
nese government. Kogoro Takahira,
the Japanese minister at Washing
ton, and Toshire Fujita, Japanese
consul at Chicago, write that they
have made strong ofheial representa
tions to their governments in favor
of the World's fair. Letters from
Hon. E. C. Bellows, United States con
sul general at Yokohama, state that
the coining session of the Japanese
parliament will probably consider
favorably the question of making an
appropriation.
Similar reports come from the
United States minister at Bangkok.
These point to a first-class exhibit on
the part of Slam at the exposition.
The king and the minister of foreign
affairs have expressed a high degree
of interest. There is also a strong
probability that the king of Siam.
Chulalonkorn I., one of the ablest
statesmen of Asia, will visit the Unit
ed States in 1903 and make the
World's fair his objective point.
Regarding India, a long letter from
THE FLORIDA.
United States Consul General R. F.
Patterson, at Calcutta, has been re
ceived. It is to the effect that the
leading chambers of commerce of In
dia are taking up the matter of the
World's fair and developing plans for
a worthy participation at St. Louis.
It is also expected that the viceroy,
Lord Curzon, will give his support to
the movement.
The consul general at Singapore,
Straits Settlement, O. F. Williams,
writes that he has made recommen
dations to the sultan of the Malay
states asking them to participate in
the World's fair, and that he is quite
hopeful of good results.
The American consul at Auckland,
Frank Dillingham, writes that he lias
laid the matter before the New Zea
land cabinet, and that he is endeav
oring to forward the interests there
to tlu end that New Zealand will
not only erect a building, but will
send an exhibit which will surprise
the people of the United States in re
spect to New Zealand's resources and
possibilities.
THE TRIAL OF MRS. BONINE.
The Day Taken Vp In Determining
the Positions of Mrs. Ilonine and
Ayres On the Fatal Mtflit.
Washington. Dec. 9. Judge Ander
son, before whom Mrs. Lola Ida
Ilonine is being tried for the murder
of James Seymour Ayres, Jr., sus
tained the objection of the district
attorney to the hypothetical ques
tions submitted to Dr. Carr, an ex
pert, on Saturday. The court stated
that to admit the question as put
would only cloud the situation and
embarrass instead of instruct the
jury. The question was reframed and
the witness answered that in his
opinion the location of the" hip
wound, such as received by Ayres,
could not be materially influenced in
its hight or direction by the fact that
deceased was or was not walking or
running. Dr. Carr was on the stand
during a major portion of the day,
his testimony relating manly to the
relative positions of Mrs. Bonine and
Ayres when the killing took place.
American Gold Production.
Washington, Dec. 9. The esti
mated production of gold in the Unit
ed States during the calendar j'ear
1900 was of the value of $79,171,000,
and, notwithstanding the fact that
this country led the world in produc
tions, its imports exceeded its ex
ports by $12,SOG,010. The production
of North America, practicalky all of
which comes to the United States,
was $116,051,500.
Canal Report Was Unanimous.
Washington, Dec. 9. Examination
of the report of the Isthmian Canal
commission, which was sent to con
gress last week, shovs that it is a
unanimous report, signed by every
one of the nine members of the com
mission. There is no minority report.
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The President Sets the Wheels Go
ing and Turns Out Quite
a Good Grist.
CONSULS, COLLECTORS AND OTHERS.
The AVar and 'nvy Department
Have n Share, and Quite a, LnrKC
Xnmher of Apirnnts for " Post
masterships Have Ileen Released
From Suspense.
Washington, Dec. 9. The president
cent the following nominations to
the senate:
State Department.
Consuls of the United States: Rich
mond Pearson, North Carolina, at
Genoa; Henry D. Savior, Pennsyl
vania, at Dawson City, Yukon terri
tory, Canada.
Treasury Department.
To be Collectors of Customs: Levi
M.Willcutts, district of Duluth.Minn.;
Wm. II. Dcvos, district of Milwaukee,
Wis.
Louis T.Weiss, commissioner of im
migration at Baltimore; Washington
Haverstick, of Wisconsin, general in
spector, treasury department.
AVar Department.
To be Chaplains: Geo. C. Stull,
Montana; J. C. Granville, Missouri;
11. P. Silver, Nebraska; Thos. K.
Dickson, Missouri.
Artillery: First Lieut. Geo. M. Ap
ple, at large.
avy Department.
Medical Director: Wm. K. Van Rey
pen to be surgeon-general and chief
of the bureau of medicine and sur
gery; Capt. Royal B. Bradford, U. S.
N., chief of the bureau of equipment,
with rank of rcar-.idmiral; Capt.
Chas. O. Neill, U. S. X., chief of the
bureau of ordnance, with rank of
rear-admiral.
Commander Augustus G. Kellogg,
retired, to be transferred from the
furlough to the retired pay list, in
accordance with the provisic is of
section 1,594 of the revised statutes.
Post masters.
Illinois John F. Donovan, Kin
mundy; Lenny C. Gilbert, Oakland;
llibbin S. Corwin, Peru; Jos. C. Weir,
Rantoul; Theo. E. Habel, Rossville;
W. W. Lindley, Urbana; Wm. II. Gil
liam, Vienna; Augustus II. Heiple,
Washington; Robert X. Chapman,
Charleston; Frank C. Davidson, Clin
ton; Wm. R. Jewell, Danville; Henry
M. Webber, Eldorado; Thos. S. Rey
nolds, Harrisburg; Chas. W. Warner,
Hoopeston; II. J. Dunlap, Kankakee;
Samuel H. Watson, Mt. Vernon; Har
dy C. Voris, Waterloo.
Iowa Alfred T. Underbill, Ocheye
dan; Jacob A. Conerd. Atlantic; Ells
worth E. Secor, Buffalo Center; Pat
rick D. McMahon, Charter Oak;
Prank C. Downey, Dexter; Eva Gib
bons, Dyersville; John Morrison,
lied rick; Jos. W. Jarnagin, Monte
zuma; John W. Palm, Mt. Pleasant;
Wm. L. Roach, Muscatine; Chas. A.
Merrill, Xora Springs; Chas. V. Hoff
mann, Oskaloosa; Elmer E. Johnston,
Rockwell C:ty; Chas. X. Marvin,
Shenandoah; Chas. J. Wonser, Tama:
Harry L. Brotherlin, Tipton; Marion
Bruce, Rolfe; Alfred E. Kincaid,
Walnut; Rodney, G. Hawkins; Wa
pello. Arkansas Henry M. Sugg. Dar
danelie; Thos. 1). Hawkins, Morril
ton; Jas. R. Snodgrass, Paragould;
Samuel L. Davis, Russellville; Aaron
L. Thompson, Springdalo.
California Susan L. Drake, Colusa;
Xathaniel Bullock, Eureka; Wm. W.
James. Monterey; Samuel S. Johns
ton, National City; Archie G. Madi
son. -Angel's Cam).
Colorado Walter S. Clark, Aspen;
Amelia Williams, Glenwood Springs;
John Alfred, Leadville; John C. Scott,
Sterling.
Idaho Jacob C. Garber, Grange
Tille; Aaron Frost, Wardner; Dora
Clegg. Rexburg; Fred G. Ilavemann,
Salmon.
Indian Territory Benjamin L.
Robertson, Pursell; Geo. B. Roder
ick. Iloldenville.
Missouri John Marshall, Bonne
Terre; Chas. E. Gross, Boonville; H.
31. Mitchell, Clinton; Herschel P.
Kinsolving, Maiden; Albert L. Kur
den, Marshall; Wm. C. Shannon,
Marshfield; Frank E. Miller, Neosho;
Willis E. Flanders, Paris; Charles L.
Porter, Plattsburg; Frank S. Jones,
Sarcoxie; James W. Mills, Versailles;
I'eter C. VanMetre, Warrensburg;
3ra I). McCulIah, Marionville.
THE COUNTY SAFE ROBBED.
The Newton County (Miss.) Safe
Kobbed of Pension Warrants
Checks and Cash.
Meridian, M?ss.. Dec-. 9. The New-
ton countv safe at Decatur, the coun
ty seat of Newton county, was
robbed, Sunday night, of $4,000 in
pension warrants, a large quantity of
school teachers' warrants, $2,250 in
checks, a number of post office mon
ey orders and a quantity of stamps,
and over $900 in cash.
Screen Door Plant Burned.
Rhinelander, Wis., Dec. 9. The
Wabash Screen Door Co. plant was
entirely destroyed by fire late Sun
day night. The loss is in the neign
borhood of $200,000, partically cov
ered hy insurance.
Refuses to Discuss the Strike.
Tittsburg, Pa., Dec. 9. F. T. Mol
ly, president of the Switchmen's
union, is holding conference with the
leading switchmen of this district
vho are on strike. He refused to dis
cuss the strike.
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
State Finance.
With the retirement of six small
konds purchased yesterday hy State
Treasurer Folk, the State Funding
Board has bought and cancelled
bonds to the amount of ?597,400. Of
this amount $223,600 were purchased
under the administration of Former
Treasurer Craig and $373,S0O under
Mr. Folk's administration.
The funding act was passed by the
General Assembly of 1S99 and went
into effect January 1, 1900. It re
quires the Comptroller to credit the
sinking fund with 10 per cent, of
monthly receipts, not including that
derived from maintenance of convicts,
and provides that all funds in the
treasury on the first of each January
that are not needed to meet outstand
ing indebtedness, or are not other
wise appropriated, shall also be cred
ited to this fund. The last General
Assembly passed an act amending
this, giving the funding board au
thority to anticipate any surplus and
to use general funds for the purchase
of bonds. The board has already
done this by using $170,000 of the
general funds with which to retire
bonds.
Besides the bonds that have been
cancelled the board has taken up $850,
000 floating debt, making nearly a
million and a half that has been
spent in this direction during tha
past three years.
State Asked to Offer Reward.
Citizens of Dyer county have made
application to the Governor for a re
ward for the arrest and conviction of
the three men who attempted to rob
the Bank of Troy on November 21.
The men broke into the bank, drilled
two holes in the vault and blasted
twice without blowing. The shots at
tracted the attention of three citi
zens, who, on going to the bank to
investigate the matter, had a pistol
battle with the burglars, who escaped
unhurt. The damage to the vault and
bank building was $1,200, and officers
of the bank have offered a reward of
$500 for the apprehension of the bur
glars. Murderer Seeks Release.
Dock Martin, colored, recently sen
tenced to hang by the Criminal Court
at Clarksville, charged with murder
ing his wife, has, through his attor
neys, applied to Judge Bell of the Cir
cuit Court for a writ of habeas cor
pus against Sheriff Stafford. Martin
seeks to secure his release on tha
ground that the act of the last Ten
nessee Legislature establishing the
Montgomery County Criminal Court
was unconstitutional, and therefore
he is being held and was convicted
of murder by an unconstitutional trib
unal. Martin's case is now pending
before the Supreme Court.
Aged People Wedded.
William McKinnie and Mrs. Martha
Macon were married near Bolivar at
the residence of James Carter, son-in-law
of the bride. Mr. McKinnie is a
well-to-do farmer of 73 years and his
bride is 71. After the ceremony the
couple went to Bolivar to the home
of the groom.
Assaulted His Uncle.
J. T. Pugh and Charles Bradley, his
nephew, farmers, had a fight near
Nolensville over a business matter,
when Bradley assaulted Pugh with a
heavy stick, beating him over the
head until he is now in a serious
condition. Bradley escaped.
Lenoir City Jiank Kails.
The Lenoir City Bank has closed
its doors. It had a capital of $50,000.
It is stated depositors will get all due
them. The suspension of business is
said to be due to depreciation in Le
noir City real estate.
Tennessee Ousher Struck.
A regular gusher oil well has been
struck on the Williams farm, near
Pall Mall, at the depth of 2,000 feet
The estimated daily capacity of the
well is 300 barrels, and the greatest
excitement prevails in the Tennessee
oil fields. Investors are offering a
bonus of $5 on all leases taken.
Venerable Citizen Dead.
Col. J. J. Turner is dead at his
home at Gallatin, after a long illness.
He was in his seventy-first year. He
was an- ex-Confederate officer, and
had been prominent in politics of the
State for years. Col. Turner was shot
four times during the war and suf
fered for years from his wounds.
Fight Over Coal Lands.
A suit of ejectment has been filed
at Tazewell involving the possession
of coal lands worth $100,000. F. A.
Hull, T. Cairns ' and J. R. Simpson
seek to eject the American Associa
tion, incorporated, from possession of
2,500 acres of land located six miles
west of Middlestoro, Ky. Claimants
hold that they bought the land from
the heir3 of the grantees and have ai
clear title. Defendants bought the
land from a person who claimed pos
session under another grant.
Elderly Lady Dead
Mrs. Mary A. Alexander, aged 73
years, one of Obion county's oldest
and most highly respected citizens, Is
dead at her home near State Line. She
was a member of the Methodist
Church. Four children survive her.
Young Soldier Promoted.
John T. Patrkk, a Bolivar young
man who enlisted in the 6ervice of
Uncle Sam s. .'eral months ago and
went to the Philippines, has received
an honorable discharge from .the
army and been appointed to a clerk
ship in the auditor's office at Manila
rith a salary of $1,000 per annum.
1 1 II
A Misapprehension Caused a Run.
On the City Savings Bank of
Omaha, Neb., Monday.
DEPOSITORS ALL GOT THEIR MOHEY.
Tic Ron Sinrled I'nder the Impres
sion That the llnnk was Connect
ed AYIIh a Concern Which vva
Henorted on Saturday to Me in
Flnmioinl Ditilcnlty.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 9. There was a
considerable number of depositors of
the City savings bank present to with
draw their money when the doors of
that institution opened Monday morn
ing, owing to a belief that the sav
ings bank was connected with th5
Omaha Loan. Land and Trust Co.,
which was reported, Saturday, to bo
in financial difficulty. Four tellers
paid the depositors as fast they pre
sented their books, but man3' of them,
on learning that the bank had be
come segregated from the trust com
pany, returned and again deposited
their money. The bank officials wera
prepared for the run, and had great
piles of gold on the counters with,
which to pay the uneasy depositors.
'"The run i.s due solely to the wrong
impression that the savings bank i
connected with the Omaha Loan.
Land and Trust Co.," said Vice-President
Flack. "There i.s no connection
whatever between the two companies,
but as the owners and officers of the?
City savings bank, a short time ago.
bought the savings bank department
of the Omaha Loan, Land and Trust
Co., and is occupying the ollices for
merly occupied by it, a number of
persons do not yet realize that the
two institutions are entirely separate
and distinct.
"While there is absolutely no cause
for the run," continued Mr. Flack,
"the City savings bank is prepared to
meet any demands that may be made,
and will pay promptly every deposi
tor who presents his book."
NEWS ABOUT THE CAPTIVES.
Miss Stone and Ime. Tsilka KotT
Said to lie Concealed In the
Vicinity of Kilo.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Dec. 9. According?
to information received from Saloni
ca, Miss Ellen M. Stone and Mme.
Tsilka, her companion, are concealed
in the vicinity of Bilo (aboit lire
miles south of Dubnitza, in Bulgarian
territory. The news was brought ly
a Macedonian, who left there Decem
ber 1, and who furnished precise in
formation regarding the hiding place
and the names of the agents supply
ing food for the brigands and t heir
captives. It is understood that the
information is considered reliable
enough to justify the American offi
cials in Turkey dispatching emia-
saries to treat with the bandits.
HOT FIGHT WITH ROBBERS.
One Was Killed, a Second Wounded,
a Third Captured and the
Fourth Kscaped.
Lead. S. D., Dec. 9. The general
store of Edward Wood, at Galena, S.
D.. was robbed of some merchandise
and $40 in money Sunday night and
Sheriff Doten, of Deadwood, and
Deputy Patrick Patterson,, of this
city, started after the robbers early
Monday morning. They came up to
them, three in number, in a wagon,
in Strawberry gulch, and a fight en
sued. One of the robbers, whose
name could not be learned, was
killed, and the driver, who escaped,
was wounded in the arm. The third
was captured. Neither of the offi
cers was hurt.
COMBATING EXTRADITION.
II. St. John Dix. the Alleged Wreck
er of a Bank at Whatcom,
Wash., Attain Kemaurfed.
London, Dec. 9. II. St. John Dix,
who is charged with larceny commit
ted in the United States, and who is
alleged to have wrecked the Scandinavian-American
bank at Whatcom.
Wash., was again remanded at the
Bow Street police court until Decem
ber 17, in spite of the protests of the
United States embassy officials. Coun
sel for the prisoner claimed that he
had. time to examine the extradition
papers.
Mr. Dix addressed the court in sup
port of a further remand, declaring'
"There is a lot which is not true in
those papers."
COL. JOHN DONIPHAN DEAD.
The Well-Known. Mlasoarl Veteram
of the Mexican and Civil War
- Dead at St. Joneph, Mo.
St. Jo-seph, Mo., Dec. 9. Col. John
Doniphan, hero of the Mexican and
civil wars and for 50 years promi
nent in the affairs of Missouri, died
at his home, in this city, Monday
morning-. Col. Doniphan was born
in Ohio in 12G. He was an odd fel
low of national prominence and was.
the first president of the Kansas
City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs rail
road. Oppoaed to Irrigation Plan.
Washington, Dec. 9. There are in
dications that farmers in, the New
England, middle Atlantic and south
ern states will bring all possible pres
sure to bear to bring about the de
feafTof federal aid for irrigation o
the arid land sections of the west.
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