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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 22.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION: S1.00 Per Year
II, IT'S Christmas
Eve, and moon
light, ar.d the
Christmas air is
And the frosty Christmas holly shines
and sr;irkles on the hill,
And tho Christmas sleiKli bells jingle,
and thu Christmas laughter rings,
As the last stray shoppers hurry, takJn'
home the Christmas things;
And ui yonder In the attic there's a little
Where there's Christmas dreams a-dan-
rln' through a sleepy, curly head.
And it's "Merry Christmas," Mary, once
nr'in fer me and you.
With the little feller's stoekin hangin'
up beside the Hue.
Tisn't silk, that little stoekin, and it
isn't much fer show.
And the darns are pretty plenty round
about the heel and toe.
And its color's kinder faded, and it's
sorter worn and old.
Hut it reelly is surprising what a lot of
love 'twill hold;
And the little hand that hung it by the
chimbly there along
Has a prrip upon our heartstrings that is
mighty firm and strong;
So, old Santy, don't forgit it, though It
isn't fine and new.
That plain little worsted stoekin hangin
up beside the flue.
And the crops may fail, and leave us
with our plans all gone ter smash.
And the mortgage may hang .heavy, and
the bills use up the cash.
But whenever comes the season, jest so
long's we've got a dime.
There'll be somethin' in that stoekin
won't there, Mary? every time.
And if, in amongst our sunshine, there's
a shower er two of rain,
Vhy, we'll face it, bravely smilin", and
we'll try not ter complain
Long as Christmas comes and finds us
here together, me and you,
With the little feller's stoekin' hangin' up
beside the flue.
Joe Lincoln, in Philadelphia Saturday
Kvening Post. Copyright by Curtis
She certainly had
no right to enter
his rooms. The
cats were his,
and he could do just what heliked with,
them; no one could prevent hfrjyid
"Jhe cats themselves were hell jss.
3it-lp".ess? Yes, indeed, poor little
things! And they were so soft and
downy. Felicia had caught a glimpse
of them as she went down the hall. It
may be necessary to science that some
creatures should suffer, but surely it
w as cruel to sacrifice this whole family
jf six Angoras the devoted mother
oind her five worshiped, nestling babies.
The Professor was out. Felicia half
opened the doorof his room and peeped
in. The alluring picture of domestic
felicity that met her eyes decided her.
Jladam, the Angora mother, lay pur
ring, sleepily on a soft rug before the
hearth, while five little bundles of soft
down snuffled and wriggled against
her maternal side. In a moment Fe
licia was on the rug beside them, her
dark locks mingling with the white
fur, five pink noses rubbing in a search
ing, puzzled way over her smooth
cheek. For five minutes she gave her
self u-p to this quiet ecstasy; then puss,
resenting this prolonged interruption
of her family privacy, gently but firm
ly showed her disapproval.
Felicia sat up and pushed back the
rumpled hair from her face; then she
looked trouud her at Prof. Max Eger's
apartments. Just what a professor's
rooms should be, she thought books,
books with atrocious titles every
where, along with a profusion of very
ancient-looking curios. This next was
his sleeping room, and beyond. Felicia
saw with a shudder, was the labora
tory. What a horrible collection of
stulls, bottles, test-tubes, alcoholic
specimens and infernal machines it
as! And to-morron these little dar
ings might repose on that shelf in bot
tles marked "Felis domestica," and
that inhuman wretch would smile
with satisfaction at his ghastly work,
find feel no more compunction than
if he had taken a worthless watch to
pieces to find out how it worked.
Could she stand by and countenance
'this slaughter of the innocents? Her
whole soul revolted against it. Her
mind pictured the terrible process.
He would do the cowardly deed to-morrow.
It was Christmas, a holiday he
might find a bore unless occupied in
the pursuit of his favorite science. Oh,
she would stay here until he returned,
and dare him to touch a hair of their
innocent heads! Then he would calm
ly look at her through those formida
ble glasses not at her, but at the wall
back of her head in a way she had
seen him do, and inquire how long
since she had acquired the right to
enter his rooms. If he should ever
look at her like that she felt she would
sink through the floor. No, she would
not defy, she would beg, entreat. There
was still the intrusion.
She heard the landlady puffing up
the stairs; she might be discovered
at any minute. One momentof hesita
tion, and then the six cats were bun
dled, a wriggling heap, into her skfrt,
and Felicia was flying up the hall to
Ler room. Once there she threw her
self, flushed and breathless, on the
bed. while the mother cat, with little
solicitous cries, licked and fondled her
' y Jostled children. Now, Felicia was no
coward; three -ears of journalism
tad thoroughly trained her woman's ,
heritage of nerves, but at every step
that passed her door the color that
never failed he Teu during-interviews
deserted lips and cheeks until they
were as white as the kittens she ca
ressed. For Felicia was afraid of the
professor; afraid of his voice, wheth
er harsh or tender, afraid of the dark
gray eyes that could be both cold and
commanding. When she finally had
to leave the kittens she stowed them
away in the depths of her laundry
basket, locked her door, and went away
feeling as if she had left behind her
some dark and terrible secret.
Christmas eve in a newspaper office
is like any other evening in the year,
except that there as twice as much
work on hand. It was past midnight
when Felicia went up the steps of her
boarding-house. A mixture of rain
and snow was falling, and the wind
was sweeping around corners with a
velocity that wrapped Felicia's skirts
about her ankles like a mummy -cloth,
and threatened to carry off her um
brella. While she was struggling on
the doorstep a firm hand grasped the
refractory umbrella and a deep mas
culine voice at her elbow said:
"Permit me, Mees Fay." Once in
awhile the Professor's accept was de
cided. "Thank you. Isn't this weather
"It is very bad weather."
Felicia always felt rebuked for her
slang by his measured words.
"Why, you look like Santa Claus!"
she exclaimed, when they got in Lhe
hall where it was light. Prof. Eger
threw back his head and laughed. Fe
licia had never noted before what a
boyish ring his laugh had.
"I do feel like old Kris Kringle to
night," he said, laying down the bun
dles that had suggested the likeness
and approaching the open fireplace,
where Felicia stood warming her numb
fingers. "All I need are the sleigh,
reindeer and the ability to get down
chimneys neatly to make me start out
on my rounds."
Felicia was amazed. Was this jolly,
animated boy really the petrified Pro
fessor? Here was a man who consid
ered Christ a myth, and who conse
quently could not logically believe in
celebrating Christmas, now loaded
down with packages that bore an un
mistakable holiday air, and seemingly
entering into the spirit of Christmas
with the enthusiasm of a boy. More
over, he had steadily avoided her for
the past two months ever since sine:
that night and here he was chatting
HE BEGAN TO UNWRAP THE
to her as if there had never been an
interruption of their old tete-a-tetes
be f -re--the hall fire. She felt pretty
sure that this time he would be more
careful about expressing his disappro
val of journalism for women. At any
rate, she would let sleeping dogs lie.
Then she remembered the cats.
"If vou haven't the reindeer and
sleigh, at any rate you shall find slip
ping down chimneys much easier than
the real Santa." she said, hurriedly,
sinking into a chair. "You haven't his
horizontal development, you know."
"That's so. I haven't." He glanced
down at his rather slender figure and
laughed again a warm, happy laugh
Then his eyes fell upon his bundles,
and he sobered.
"Miss Fay, I wish to consult with
you." A iresh .surprise. "You see,
there is only one ladj-, one grown-up
ladv, in the world whom I would dare
present with a Christmas gift" Fe
licia felt uncomfortable "and I have
some doubt of the propriety of this."
lie. began to unwrap the largest of
his bundles. Felicia watched him, mys
tified. Why should he consult her?
The string was knotted, and dignified
Prof. Eger was soon on his knees at
his task. Now Felicia was distinctlj
amused. He was beside her on the
rug before the fiiv, and as she looked
down she could see where the damp
ness had curled his hair into soft rings
on his- neck and on his temples. How
a mother would have loved to run her
fingers through the tumbled locks!
Felicia conquered the temptation.
"You like cats:'"
The question was abrupt. Felicia
started guiltily. Did he know?
"I adore them!" The tone was de
fiant. "Then j ou will understand why this
appealed to me." And he held up his
purchase for inspection. It was a
wicker basket, thickly padded and
lined exquisitely with blue satin, ruf
fles of white lace and dainty ribbon
For a cat! Then he did not mean
to Felicia almost groaned. 1
You are surprised, nich wahr, that
I should like a cat so well. This cat
was my mothers, and 1 have just
rceived her. I wish to make her and
her wee family comfortable, and
when I saw this in a window I was
ueiigMed. It must have been made
specially for little kittens; see, so
soft and downy."
"For kittens!" Felicia smiled to ,
herself. It'was a baby basket. j
How she had wronged him! Her I
IftSMmhmsBM PI- c f
action seemed utterly inexcusable
now. He would be angry with her
for supposing him capable of such a
heinous crime, and now that he had
begun to treat her as she longed to
have him she could not endure the
idea of coldness from him. Now he
was gathering up his bundles and pre
paring to go up the stairs, and she
leaned her head on her hand and did
not say a word. She nodded good
night to him, and then looked down
into the fire. She knew he would
come down again. And he did, anx
iously and hurriedly, peering into the
dark corners of the landing.
She watched him nervously until
she caught his eye.
"You are looking for your kittens?"
"Yes; why "
"You'll not find them here."
lie questioned her with a surprised
"I took them," she answered.
"Not very far; into my room."
"But I do not understand." Prof.
.Eger moved nearer to her.
"Neither do I now. I thought you
wanted them for specimens
tific sacrifices,' you know. And they
looked so helpless, and I love kit- yards to open ana serve tne sutler
tens." inff public.
She felt like a naughty girl con- The temperature at 4 a. m., Mon-
fessing some mischief. She saw his day, was nine above zero, the coldest
"Oh, I know it was wrong of me to
jump at such a hasty conclusion, but
some one told me how you once ap-
plied electricity to a dog and made it
suffer horribly, and I was afraid I
couldn't bear "
She stopped. His mouth was closed
in the straight line she dreaded.
I will get them," she said, and!
started impetuously up the stairs.
But she was very tired, and coming
from the cold outside to the warm
room had made her dizzy. She caught
at the bannister for assistance. Prof.
Eger put his hand very gently under
her elbow, and in silence they walked
to her room.
"Will you get. the basket?" she
He brought it to her in her sitting
room and waited while she put the
kittens into it. Felicia felt very small
and mean. She almost wished that
she Were blind like the kittens, that
she might not see how dark and
angry his eyes had grown.
LARGEST OF HIS BUNDLES.
"You don't look much like a cheer- I
ful Santa Claus now. she said, try- I
ing to make her tone light, Dut lier
lips and hands were trembling. .
"Xo; and the feeling is all gone,
too," he replied, gloomily.
1 am sorry. 1 would not nave taK-
en them if I had dreamed you eared,
so much. I
He interrupted her, fiercely. "That
is not what I care about! It hurts
me that my interest in science should
have made me seem to you a brute I
You misjudged me once before, but I
hoped I had made you understand
"I do, now," she returned, quickly.
"Forgive me this time," very plead
ingly, "and I will try to be a good
girl;." and she smiled whimsically up
Max Efi-er's face changed. Felicia
looked down quickly and laid her
hand caressingly on one little crea
ture in the basket.
"I might have known you could not
harm a thing so helpless and white
and little," she said.
Prof. Eger suddenly placed his hand
over . hers and gathered hand and kit
ten in a close grasp.
It is little and white and love-
able," he said, intensely, "and if you
wish to prove that you do not think
me cruel and heartless you will give
it to me and let me care for it as ten
derly as I long to."
Felicia tried to slip her hand away,
but he held it tightly in his. It rest
ed the-e; it trembled there. The kit
ten squirmed uneasily; he could not
understand his position in this mat
ter. No wonder; he was still blind.
But in the morning it was Christ- I
mas, the kittens were nine days old,
and thej began to see things. Wom
an's Home Companion.
Pans Them On!
All who joy would win
Must share it Happiness was born a twin.
You have no money for Christmas
presents? Then pass on the things
you have the books you have read.
the unhung picture, the duplicate
present, the scarf or gloves you do
not need, the musical instrument you
have stored away, the Christmas
cards packed in desk or boxes any
thing by which you may enrich or
comfort or please others without im
poverishing yourself. These things
have yielded you their best flavor;
let them carry to otners friendship's
rieh aroma. Pass theni oul Suo-
After a Hard Grip, Lasting Thirty-
Six Hours, the Frost King
is Letting Go.
IT RESULTED IN SUFFERING AND DEATH.
At Man - Points All previous Decem
ber Itecorili for Low Temperature
were liroken Kiainfg Tempera
ture oted From All Southwest
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 16. It is believed
that the cold wave which has held
the south tight in its grasp for the
past 36 hours has been broken. In
many cases the lowest temperature
recorded Sunday night broke all rec
ords for December. In Atlanta two
deaths attributed to "he cold, both
of the victims negroes, were report-
I ed to the police. The police gave per-
mission, Sunday, for coal and wood
recorded for December since 1S82.
Freezing temperatures were report-
ed Monday morning in Florida as far
south as Jacksonville, and from 6 to
I 16 degrees below freezing in south-
ern Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana,
I The Florida orancre belt is believed
to have escaped damage, as a tern-
perature of 40 was reported from
mid-Florida, and 34 at Key West.
RISING TEMPER ATI" HE.
Getting- Warmer at All Points In the
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 16. A rising
temperature is reported from all
points in this part of the southwest.
The following readings, all above
zero, were recorded at the local
weather bureau for seven o'clock
Kansas City, 17; Concordia, Kas.,
8; Wichita, 4; Dodge City, 20; Okla
homa City, Okla., 16; Springfield, Mo.,
12. But little snow was reported dur
ing the past 24 hours. Another drop
in temperature is predicted for west
ern Kansas for Monday night.
December Cold Record Broken.
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 10. The ther
mometer here registered 16 degrees
above zero, the coldest December
weather ever experienced here.
Two Deaths I"rom l'ref zItik.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 16. The
mercury stood at 8 degrees above
zero Monday morning. Two deaths
. I from freezing are -reported. The
1 I T " " 1 1 l j.,. ,1
x eiiutsee i urr win rem-u me uanger
line of 33 feet Tuesday.
Coldest December Day on Record.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 16. This is
the coldest day of December ever re
corded here. The temperature, at 6
a. m., was five above zero.
CLEAHI.XG IX WYOMING.
PreTlons Reports of Lome Were
Rawlins, Wvo., Dec. 16. The weath-
er cleared up in this part of the state I
Sunday night, and it is claimed that
the loss caused by the storm has I
been only nominal. Some bands of
sheep were badly scattered by the
storm and herders are busy tryinjr to
get them back to their ranges.
Sheepmen who have just come in
from the Red desert nay they know
nothing about, the reported loss of
life aniono- the herders. :ind nidi. fmm I
the sheep killed on the railroad, the
loss has been light.
A GANG OF SEVEN BURGLARS,
They Crarked Two Safes at lthtiie-bet-k,
. V., Uut They Didn't
Pan Ont Heavy.
Poughkeepsie, X. Y., Dec. 16. A
gang of burglars entered Rhinebeck
post office and bank Sunday night,
blowing open the safes in both places. I
In the Post office they got money and
stamps to the value of $300, but in
the bank they secured nothing. Th
robbers seized Harry Crandall, a
rural mail carrier, who was in the
post office, gagged and! bound him and
carried him to a blacksmith shop.
Here they placed him in a chair,
threw a blanket over him and blew
up the forge fire so that he would
not freeze. A night watchman named
Tallerday was also captured and
placed in the blacksmith shop. Ac
cording to Crandall, there were seven
of the burglars.
SHOT HER LATE EMPLOYER.
Mrs. Lola W. Ilockins Keented Be
ing; Discharged With a Trio
of Pistol Shots.
Kansas City. Mo.. Dec. 16. Mrs. Lu-
lu W. Hocking shot at B. R. Andrus,
manager of a tea company, at his
store in East Twelfth street, because
he had discharged her. The woman
fired three times. Two bullets took
effect, one in the hand and the other
in the forearm. Neither are at all
serious. Mrs. Hocjdng, who is 35 years
age, was arrested and is being held
for examination. Mrs. Hocking and
her husband had both worked for An
drus. Hocking was discharged two
weeks ago for inefficient work4 and
Monday morning the woman was let
John Swinton Dead.
New York, Dec. 16. John Swinton,
for years a leader with labor organi
zations, and a writer on such topics,
died, Sunday, at his home in Brook
lyn, aged 70. He had been ill for tea
Conductor's Neglect of Orders Cannes
Wreck and the Lokh of Eight Lives
on the Illinois Central.
Rockford, 111., Dec. 16. Failure on
the part of a conductor to obey or
ders is supposed to have been th
cause of a collision on the Illinois
Central railroad between Irene and
Perry ville, early yesterday. ' The two
trains were the east-bound passenger
train No. 4 and a through freight
from Chicago going west. As a re
sult eight persons are dead or miss
ing and eleven injured. The known
Richard Ormsby, Chicago; engineer
of the passenger train.
James Reardon, Freeport; fireman
of passenger train. ,
Robert Thompson, Dubuque; Amer
ican Kxpress messenger.
J. W. Funk, Chicago; brakeman
David Behan, Freeport; freight en
Edward Carey, Freeport; freight
Missing and supposed to be dead:
Newsboy on passenger train; name
Section foreman from Irene; name
ine injureu, so lar as tne names
could be ascertained, are as follows:
II. G. Wellman, Chicago; right arm
crushed off at elbow; taken to Rock-
ford City hopsital; condition crit
D. It. Ahrendt, Chicago; cut and
J bruised by broken glass.
J. II. Quinlan, passenger conductor;
cut and bruised, crushed about the
chest; taken to Rockford City hos
pital; condition critical.
W. B. Keefe, Sioux City, la.; head
Frank Stadlemen, New Athens, 111.;
cuts about head and arms.
Thomas Hendricks, New Athens,
111.; cut and bruised and hair
Slightly cut: G. E. Shurtleff, Ge-
noa; C. M. Burch, Kankakee; M. E
Franklin, Lake City, la.; A. L. Boggs,
St. Lo uis; John Ilussey, Indepen
The trains met at a slight bend in
the track, both running at full
The smoker, express and baggage
cars were piled on the locomotives,
pinning in the occupants of the smok
ing car. Only half a dozen occupants
of that car escaped. The others were
penned in, and if not killed were
roasted to death and their bodies,
along with those of the engine crews
were entirely consumed
All efforts of the survivors to res
cue the victims were unavailing. The
flames drove them back at every
point. The temperature was 20 de
grees below zero and an icy wind
blowing across the. prairie, the point
where the wreck occurred being in
a shallow cut affording no protec
tion. The injured were without hats
and wraps and suffered terribly
iy ine uniteu eiiorts of the sur
vivors the way car was pushed back
from the wreckage to escape the
flames and the wounded were placed
on the bunks inside.
Two hours elapsed before any relief
was at hand. I hen an engine ar-
rived from the east and pulled the
caP to Irene, ten miles distant.
A relief train was started from
Rockford at 1:30 a. m., having on
board Doctors S. It. Catlin, Henry
Richings, W. B. Helm and Agent E. W.
Brown. It arrived at the scene of the
wreck 20 minutes later. In the mean-
time the injured who had. been
brought back from Irene in the way
car were transferred to the relief I
train and brought to Rockford.
.aii tne injured are doing well ex-
cept H. O. Wellman, of Chicago, who
is in a critical condition.
WIIECKEI) IN THE HOCKIES.
Eight PerHoug Killed in a Wreck
the Great ortliern.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 16. A special
to the Independent from Kalispell
saj-s a wreck occurred on the Great
'Northern railway, near Essex, in the I
Rocky mountains, at two o'clock yes-
terday morning. The engine, mail
car- and smoker remained on the
track, but all the others were de
railed. Some cars were overturned
and all were more or less wrecked.
The accident was due to rails spread
ing. Amonc the killer! wna Ottr P!riV-
son, en route from Sweden to Califor- can be assigned for her sudden sum
nia. Seven others were killed, but mons- She was aPP1 situated at
their names have not been learned, home and was popular with a large
They were three old women, a young
girl and three men. One of the old
ladies was hurt internally and neith-
er is expected to survive. Fourteen
others wer more or less seriously
Among the injured was Advance
Agent Sycle of the McPhee Co.
The train was going at a rate Of 25
miles an hour, when it broke in two.
and the air brakes set imediately pre
vented a more serious accident. Tho
largest number of injured were in I
the day coach. All were asleep at I
the time of the accident. The day I
coach caught fire, but the flames were I
extinguished by the passengers. , I
Another Fatal Collision. I
Freeport, III., Dec. 16. A freight I
train, a light engine and a wrecking J
train came into collision on the Chi
cago Great Western road at Bolton,
five miles from here, yesterday. F.
M. Riley, of Dubuque, fireman of the
wrecking train, was killed.
Two Men Killed Indrr the Wheels.
Toledo, O., Dec. 16. Charles A.
Wilson and August Basch were killed
3'esterday in the Lake Shore yards at
Air Line junction by being run down I
uv w. i"cj nciC pdri oi a I Moore county, on the nieht of Decern
gangr of track repairers. I T
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Cornstalk Disease Killing Stork.
Dr. W. C. Rayen in his report to
Live Stock Commissioner Dunn on the
nature of the disease which has been
killing cattle all over the State during
recent weeks, and concerning which
there have been numerous complaints
to the State bureau of agriculture.
gives it as his opinion that the cattle
at Burford's, in Giles county, died from
the cornstalk disease a tnaladv which
tne cornstaiK disease, a maiauy wnicn
has its origin from fungi which grow
on decayed cornstalks. The cattle In
question had been turned into a field
which had lately been denuded of its
corn, and by eating the stalks that
were left on the ground they contracted
the disease which ended their lives,
Capt. Dunn says there is no cure for
this disease, and the only preventive
is to keep the cattle off the Stalk
fields. Horses are dying all over the
State from eating molded and rotten
corn, and Capt. Dunn says the only
remedy for this Is to stop feeding such
Suit Against the State.
A sensational suit has been Insti
tuted by Mary II. Phelps against
Prison Commissioner W. T. Murray
and H. T. Cory, cashier at the State
coal mines at Petros. Tenn. The bill
seeks to prevent the purchase by the
State officials of certain coal lands,
on the ground that the effort to ac
quire this land Is to permanently hem
In and prevent the development of val
uable coal property adjoining State
mine No. 1, and which is the same
vein of coal as that worked by State
convicts. The owner of this property
which is threatened to be hemmed In,
as alleged, contemplates immediate
development, It is said, and now seeks
to prevent it being permanently cut
off from the outside world.
Missing Man Returns.
Four years ago a young man named
Alfred Butler mysteriously disap-
peared from his home in the Eight
eenth district of Carroll county. He
was reported to have been murdered
by two brothers, and a year later a
skeleton was unearthed at a place on
the Tennessee river near where the
killing was alleged to have occurred
The skeleton was said to have been
that of young Butler. Last week But
ler appeared at his father's home.
Death of Robert Pirtle.
Robert J. Pirtle, aged 76 years, dlyd
at his home, near Toone, last week, iff
pneumonia. He was for more th?Ji
twenty-five years an honored membr
of the county court, as well as a moft
prominent citizen. His father, Wm.
Pirtle, was one of the first settlers of
A Bitter Fend.
A feud in the Sixth and Seventh
school districts of Warren county
crowinc out Of the attempt to con-
ii,io wco. i;ofT-ir.t -h-x rMfhpH
tne Pint of incendiarism. One night
last week' tne scnooi nouse at turn-
I mings, in the Sixth district, was set
I on fire by emptying a lamp of coal oil
on it and setting fire to the sills, but
the incendiaries were ioilea Dy ine ais-
covery of the fire before doing a great
deal of damage. There is no clew to
I the nernetrators of the deed. Intense
I feeling exists on both sides.
Won't Have Long to Serve.
R. B. Bundren, a well-to-do farmer
nearly sixty years of age, living near
Rutledge, was sentenced to life impris-
onment for the murder of Attorney J
TI Prnyior whn -was shot down in a
public highway last July. Crozier
-erved as attorney for a widow and
had SOUght to collect a debt for her
Keceipta of the Memphis and Nashville
The gross receipts of the Memphis
postoffice for the month of November
I . . ,rm j-m i 1
were m,6Vi, against -v,vzz ior tne
same month of last year, being an in-
crease of $4,446 or 21.3 per cent. The
receipts for tne Nashville office were
$19,729, against $18,597, an increase of
Found Dead in Bed.
Miss Hadie Daniels, daughter of L.
A. Daniels of Jackson was found dead
in her bed one morning last week. The
young woman retired at her usual hour
in apparent good health, and no cause
number of friends, lhe family moved
from Vinson a few montns ago.
An Old Citisen Dead.
Peter Edwin Lewis, aged 85 years,
one of the oldest citizens of Harde- j
man county, passed away last week.
The deceased was born in Petersburg,
Va., and moved to near Chattanooga,
where he lived until about 1868, when
he moved to Bolivar. He was an ex-
Confederate soldier, ana me home In
the valley, near Missionary Ridge, was
destroyed during that battle and the
family fled to Bragg's headquarters
for protection. He was a devout mem-
ber of the Presbyterian church.
Coal Lands Mortgaged.
The Beatrice Coal Mining Company
of Spring City filed at Dayton a deed
of trust to the North American Trust
Company of New York for $100,000 -on
5,000 acres of coal land, to secure
bonds to the amount of $10,000 to be
used in developing this coal property.
Reward for Alorderer.
The Governor has offered a reward
of $200 for the arrest and conviction
of Wess Whlttaker, colored, who 1 a
gald to have murdered John Doster in
what congress is doing.
Resolutions, Bills and Other Matters Coo
sidered at the First Session of the
There was a highly dramatic episode
In the senate on the 9th when Senator
Tillman fS. Ct rhallpntrfii his oollene-iip-
I senator McLaurin. to resign with him on
I the spot, in order that they might be
able "to wash their dirty linen at home."
J tion of privilege and proceeded to ex-
henatnr MrlJiurin nan firisen to nues-
I plain what he charged was a conspiracy
10 a'sereun mm in u own siaie lor
&ctg anJ vlew9 whlch did not ,neet tha
approval of certain democratic leaders,
The episode was brought to an abrupt
I (Mass.) offered a resolution to authorize
the president to enter into negotiations
purpose of selecting some Island to which
might be transported anarchists. The
resolution was referred to the committee
f" tolgn relations. Senator Fry. s (Me.)
introduced the new ship subsidy bill and
Senator Hoar (Mass.) introduced a bill
eiving- the United States jurisdiction in
cases oi lyncning ana maKing me crime
punishable by death. Senator Lodge
(Mass.) presented in executive session
the report of the committee on foreign
relations recommending favorable action
upon the Hay-Pauncefote isthmian canal
treaty The house was not in session.
Senator Gallinger (N. H.) Introduced a
bill in the senate on the 10th to protect
the president, vice president, persons in
tTfce line of succession to the presidency
and ambassadors and foreign ministers'.
The bill provides for the punishment by
death of any person who shall intention
ally kill or who. with intent to kill, shall
assault the persons named. The same
penalties are prescribed for persons who
Ehall incite others to any of the forego
ing deeds. Minor penalties are prescribed
for using threats. Senator Cockrell (Mo.)
introduced bills for the relief of the Uni
versity of Missouri for damages incurred
during the civil war and for the relief
of insane asylum No. 1. at Nevada, Mo.
Senator Morgan (Ala.) introduced a bill
providing for the construction of the
Nicaraguan canal. The bill provides an
aggregate of $180,000,000. Senator Clay
(Ga.) introduced a bill to repeal the bank-
After a number of nomina
tions had been confirmed Senator Lodge
(Mass.) called up the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty.... In the house Speaker Henderson
announced the appointment of the com
mittees. About 1,500 bills and resolutions
were introduced, a general speech on
the Philippines was delivered by Galusha
A. Grow (Pa.) and then Mr. Burke
(S. D.) formally announced the death of
Senator Kyle and, as a mark of respect,
the house adjourned until the 13th.
In the senate on the 11th the house con-
current resolution providing for a noli-
uay uujournment irom Liewmoer in unui
January 6, 1902, was referred to the com
mittee on appropriations. On motion- of
Senator Lodge (Mass.) the senate went
into executive session to further consider
the Hay-Pauncefote treaty and soon aft
erwards, adjourned The house was not
On the 12th the senate listened to
speeches on the new Hay-Pauncefote
treaty for the abrogation of the Clayton
Bulwer treaty and opening the way for
the construction of a canal across the
isthmus of Panama by the United States,
the principal speakers being Senators
Spooner (Wis.), Money (Miss.) and For-
aker (O.). Senator Lodge (Mass.) made
an effort to secure a vote, but It devel
oped that there were other senators who
desired to be heard and it was agreed
to take a vote on the measure on the
loth and the senate adjourned until that
day The house was not in session.
The senate was not in session on the
13th The bill to temporarily provide
revenue for the Philippine islands was re-
I ported in the house by Mr. Payne (N. T.)
and bv unanimous consent an order for
the rnnsidprntinn n f thfe HIT! ir tlia i7tH
ani 18th was adopted, general debate to
i ir o ciock on, ine istn, wnen
me uiii will ue pia.cea upon lis passage.
Mr. Jackson (Kan.) introduced a bill pro
viding that the United States government
purchase the Western Union and Postal
Telegraph companies and thereafter oper
ate them in connection with the Dost
office department. Mr. Mercer (Neb.)
introduced a bill for a building in Wash
ington for the United States supreme
court, the department of Justice and
International tribunals, to cost not ex
ceeding J7.0u0.000 for site and building. An
adjournment was then taken to the 17th
CAN THIS BE TRUE?
Discarded Wife of "Atheno," the Alleged
Six-Day-Sleeper, Says He Is
Kansas City, Mo, Dec. 14. Mrs.
Carl Atheno, wife of the alleged hyp
notist and slumberer, who spent six
days under ' ground Kansas City
and was dug up after an interment of
two daj-s in Omaha, avers that her
husband is a fakir. M. Ath,nn ,i.
cared that air was admitted to Ath
eno's grave through the shaft down
which the public looked, and that
food and drink were passed to him in
the same way. This was given to
him in small quantities, and at night.
when there were, of course, no specta
tors present. Mrs. Atheno says that
she herself lowered food to her hus
band in this way. A desire for re
venge prompted Mrs. Atheno to make
her exposure of her husband's alleged
methods. Atheno has deserted her.
and now the woman who watched be
side his grave night and day while he
was buried here has become a Nemesis
and asserts that if possible she will
put him behind prison bars.
Tbe Blackest of Traitors.
Manila, Dec. 13. Ygnecio Siaotong,
an insurgent, after having taken the
oath of allegiance, has been sentenced
to hang for murdering a native "wo
man suspected of friendliness' to the
Xw Preitident of Rock Island.
New York, Dec. 13. The resignation
of W. G. Purdy as president of the
Rock Island railroad was accepted by
the directors. William B. Leeds wsi
Mrs. Roosevelt Effect Reconciliation.
Washington, Dec. 13. Last summer
Senator Wolcott and wife, of Colora
do, were divorced after a long 'es
trangement and Mrs. Wolcott went to
Europe. Since her return she has been
the guest of Mrs. Roosevelt at the
white house, through whose offices,
it is said, the couple will be reunited.
For Posts In Philippines.
Washington, Dec. 14. The secretary
of war asks congress for $500,000 fo
the construction of army, buildings in
Manila and $2,000,000 for posts is
other parts of the Philippines.