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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, EEIiltUAM 20, Ami.:.
VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 20.
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"RIT T T Tr FT W
The passage of the Stratton bill
In the house yesterday is still a lead
ing topic for discussion. Opinion
is divided as to what will be its fate
5n the senate. It is pointed out
that the Anti-Saloon League won their
campaign when the Adams bill passed
and should be satisfied, and that the
passage of the Stratton measure
might endanger the success of the
It is the old fight over the Peeler
bill of two years ago. The same
amendment was offered to the Peeler
bill with the hope of killing the bill,
but the friends of that measure de
feated the amendment. Whei it was
offered in the house yesterday that
body met ihe bluff in a sudden frenzy
and passed the bill as amended.
Senator Adams is not willing to
be quoted, but friends of the tem
perance cause say that such a meas
ure is premature ana that a large
majority of the supporters of the Ad
ams bil! will oppose the Stratton bill.
Can Vote Whisky Back In.
One strong argument against the
Stratton bill is that it will give all
towns that have already gotten rid of
the whisky an opportunity to vote
it back in. The bill provides for
a direct vote on saloons or no sa
loons in all towns of 130,000 and
under, and it applies to towns with
out saloons as well as those haviig
It is also argued that there is no
demand for such a law in the larger
cities. The Adams bill applies to all
towns in the State but eight, and
these eight would not vote out sa
Ioods if given the opportunity.
On tho otJior nana, it. is hardly
probable that temperance advocates
will oppose the bill, una some sei
Btors who voted against the Adams
bill on thf ground that it should apply
tu the whole State may vote for the
There is a motion entered on the
journal of the house by Tyson of Mad
ison to reconsider the bill, and he has
a right to call it up at his pleasure
either Monday or Tuesday. It is
probable that the motion to recon
sider will be promptly tabled when
he calls it up.
In the senate Mr. Ledgerwood of
fered a resolution, which will come
up later, declaring it to be the sense
of the senate that when the next
Democratic national convention meets
the delegates from this State shall
insist upon a representative upon
the national ticket. The resolution
pets forth the fact that the South
has long silently submitted to the
leaders of the North, but there has
now come a time when the South
should be represented, and pointing
out the fact that this section can
furnish men just as able as those from
the North or other sections.
Speaker Seay said there was a
doubt in his mind as to whether such
a resolution would be in order, and
lie asked Mr. Ledgerwood to address
himself to this poiit when the res
olution came up for action.
Shutting Out Saloons.
A feature of the legislative ses
sions today was the introduction of
bills to remove the saloons from
Murfreesboro, Pulaski, Union City.
Treiton and Jonesboro. Each city
seeks to abolish its present charter
and re-charter under the Adams law.
Bills were introduced in both
houses regulating and providing for
better iispection of mines.
An important bill was introduced by
Mr. Norfleet, preventing private de- j
tecuves irc;m testifying in cases in
which they have been employed to
work up evidence.
The house rejected the bill provid
ing for the examination of State
Mr. Hancock introduced a bill in
the senate providing for appellants of
rases from magistrates" cosirts giv
ing bond in double the amount of
judgment to cover costs and interest
or ii lieu thereof, to take the pau
The house resolution relative to
the placing of statues of Andrew
Johnson and John Sevier in the na
tional capitol was concurred in.
The house adopted a resolution giv
ing the Knoxville Power Company
further time to dam the Little Ten
nessee river as authorized by an act
passed two years ago.
Among the new bills were these:
By Mr. Chestnut Appropriating
$5,000 to the King's Daughters Home
fcr Blind Girls in Davidson county.
By Mr. Nolan Creating a board of
public affairs to have charge of coun
ty workhouses, poornouses and asy
lums, bridges and roads in Hamilton
The following nils on third read
ing were disposed of:
Preventing live stock from running
at large in Chester county. Passed.
To require the uiion label on State
printing. Withdrawn. Its author
6fates that the Supreme Court had
declared such an act unconstitutional.
Providing for the granting of tem
porary licenses to physicians by the
State board of medical examiners.
Providing for an appropriation of
$2,500 for the erection of moiument
to King's Mountain soldiers at Syc
amore Shoals. Failed.
Both houses adjourned at noon out
of respect to the memory of the late
THIR TY-ShCOND DAY.
After a long debate today, partic
ipated in by Messrs. Tyson of Madi
son, Stratton, Sturdivant, Johnson,
Laughlin. Mitchell, Greer, Jettoi and
Abernathy, the house declined to re
consider or amend the Stratton bill
giving all towns in the State local
option on the saloon question. The
vote to reconsider was C9 ayes to
F-2 noes. The bill now goes to the
senate, but will hardly come up in
that body uitil after the recess. The
house also passed the Columoia dis
pensary bill practically without dis
cussion by a vote of 81 to 9. The
town is allowed only one dispensary
and no less than a half pint of liquor
is to be sold to one person. The
act is effective January 1, next.
Bills abolishing the charters of Dy
ersburg, Humboldt and Dickson so as
to shut out saloons were introduced
ii the senate.
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Tennessee Anti-Saloon
League today the Stratton bill as
amended by the house to include all
cities in the State was indorsed and
the senate urged to amend the cap
tion and pass it. The league also
indorsed an anti-saloon screei and
an early closing bill.
Southerner on Ticket.
The senate, after hearing quite a
lengthy speech by the author, adopted
the Ledgerwood resolution urging the
Tennessee delegation in the next Na
tioaal Democratic convention to sup
port a Southern man for first or sec
ond place on the national ticket.
In the senate a resolution was
adopted at the solicitation of State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Fitzpatrick to have nis office inves
tigated at once, as he will retire be
fore the legislature assembles again,
to become the Fourth district repre
sentative ii congress. The house
later concurred and committees were
Representative Barnes' anti-kissing
bill passed second reading and was re
ferred to a committee composed of the
unmarried members of the senate.
Extending the limits of Ripley.
Regulating suits brought by writs of
Authorizing orphans' asylums and
other charitable institutions to care
for destitute and minor children.
Repealing the charter of Franklin
and reincorporating the same. Passed.
Regulating the fees of witnesses in
civil cases." Passed.
The bill regulating the width of
tires on road wagons. Passed.
Preventing junk dealers from pur
chasing bars, scrap iron, etc., from
minors under 16 years of age, and re
quiring dealers to keep records of
such Junk purchased from others.
Regulating magistrates costs in
small offenses, amended to exclude
Shelby county "Snd counties under 30,
Establishing a State board of law
Rendering women eligible to the of
fice of notary public. Passed.
Establishing a State board of agri
culture and defining its dutico. Re
jected. Compelling women seeking divorce
to give bond. Rejected.
Preventing live stock from running
at large in Chester county. Passed.
Establishing June 3 as Confederate
Memorial Day. Passed.
Mr. Ledgerwood introduced the
Stratton local option "bill from the
In the house Mr. Brown offered a
resolution which was adopted calling
upon Tennessee representatives in
congress to urge an appropriation for
a monument to King's Mountain sol
diers at Sycamore Shoals.
The house adopted a resolution to
investigate the State railroad com
mission but tabled a resolution pro
viding for a sub-committee of the sen
ate and house committees to sit dur
ing the recess on the assessment bill.
Mr. Edgington introduced a bill to
prevent any sheriff, deputy or con
stable, or any other peace officer,
from discriminating in favor of or
against any citizen or set of citizens.
It provides a fine of $50 to $o00 and
imprisonment for not less than six
months. This bill grows out of the
Beale street saloon matter of Sunday.
The senate passed the Bell bill, di
verting the treasury surplus not need
ed to discharge outstanding current ob
ligations on January 1 each year to the
public school fund, in accordance with
tiov. Frazier's recommendation. This
bill is expected to increase the school
fund 200,000 to 250,000 per annum.
The house passed an anti-trust bill
modeled on the act of 1817 but omit
ted the constitutional defect.
Bills were introduced in both houses
prohibiting the use of screens or any
thing obstructing tho view in saloons.
The bars must also front on public
roads or streets. Heavy penalties are
provided and convicted saloonists must
forfeit their license. Bills were also
introduced providing for the extension
of the Adams bill to towns of the sec
Another bill aimed at liquor makes
such changes in the oath" required of
persons seeking license to retail liquor
as to place further restrictions around
A new senate resolution favors a
convention so as to elect United States
senators by the people.
The State Fair appropriation bill
went over until March 16.
The house killed the bill providing
for licensing barbers.
Ledgerwood Quits Committee.
Bills were introduced in the senate
today as follows:
By Mr. Caldwell Giving married
womel control over all property, real
or personal, they may have before or
acquire after marriage.
By Mr. Cate of Bradley To appro
priate $25,0O to the East Tennessee
Normal and Industrial Institute.
By Mr. Hancock To amend the pis
tol law by leaving the question of im
prisonment discretionary with the jury
instead of the trial judge.
Mr. Ledgerwood's resolution to abol
ish the committee on liquor traffic was
tabled, and Mr. Ledgerwood resigned
the chairmanship, saying there was
nothing for this committee to do. Mr.
Cate of Cocke was appointed to the va
cancy. Bills on third reading:
Amending the pure food law so as to
make it especially applicable to flour
Authorizing women to practice law.
Protecting non-game birds from de
To prevent justices of the peace
from having offices outside of the dis
tricts from which they are elected.
Doings in th House.
The principal new house bills today
. By Mr. McRee To make uniform
with other States the law as to anal
ysis and inspection of fertilizers.
By Mr. Maddox To regulate fees for
taking and filing depositions.
By Mr. Bugg To amend the Inher
itance tax law by reducing the tax one
half. By Mr. Barnes To- increase the price
for publishing acts.
By Mr. McClure To secure the
health and safety of mine employes.
Bills on third reading:
Making June 3 Confederate Memo
Iral day. Passed.
Providing for the licensing of bar
bers in towns above 5,000 inhabitants.
Failed 51 to 27.
Appropriating $25,000 for a Confed
erate monument at Shiloh. Action de
ferred until after recess because of the
absence of the author, Mr. Collier.
Repealing an act providing for the
disposition of unclaimed bodies . to
medical colleges. Rejected.
To prevent members of County
Courts from holding positions created
by the court. Tabled.
The house completed its calendar
for the first time since early in the
The senate adopted a resolution of
fered by Mr. Adams requesting Sen
ators Bate and Carmack to support
the Hepburn temperance bill, now
pending in the United States Senate.
The senate adopted the Jones reso
lution favoring the election of United
States senators by the people.
A bill was introduced in the senate
which seeks to protect fruit trees and
shrubbery from insects and contagious
plant diseases, and providing severe
The house passed a pure food law
and adopted a resolution providing for
a special committee to sit during the
recess to investigate illuminating oils
sold in Tennessee.
Educational Bill Passed.
The bill to hereafter divert the sur
plus in the treasury at the end of each
year to the school fund passed the
house this evening 74 to 5.
These bills were disposed of on
Providing stenographers for Court
of Chancery Appeals and Supreme
Court, and furnishes clerical assist
ance to the members of the same
courts. Both referred to the finance
Regulating trials for damages by ri
parian owners or lessees. Passed.
Regulating the taking up of floating
timber, logs and wood. Passed.
Among the new house bills today
were the following:
By Mr. Hickman To protect mer
chants and dealers from fraudulent
short weights and prevent fraudulent
packing and sale of flour, grits and
By Mr. Frazier To amend and le
galize primary elections. It is ex
tended so as to provide for the nomi
nation of candidates for United States
senator, to be advisory only to the
By Mr. Wykle To admU to record
and regulate wills executed and pro
bated in foreign States and countries
other than the United States and Ter
ritories. By Mr. Romine To amend the uni
form text book law by fixing the term
of commissioners at five years.
Bills on thrid reading:
To prevent the use of any embalm
ing fluid containing arsenic. Reject
ed. To amend an act to reorganize coun
ty courts by making term of chairman
one year. Rejected.
Raising the age of consent from 16
years to 18 years. Rejected.
To regulate sale of medicine con
taining alcohol. Tabled.
To exempt school directors from
road service. Rejected.
TH I RTY-FI FTH DAY.
The senate killed an exact copy of
the Stratton bill by a very decided
vote, and there is now no probability
that the larger cities will be given an
opportunity to vote on the liquor
question. The measure was snowed
under by a vote of 22 to 8.
Ledgerwood Replies to Editorial.
Senator Ledgerwood arose to a ques
tion of privilege and replied to an ed
itorial in the News concerning his res
olution relating to a Southern repre
sentative on the next national ticket.
lie insisted that it wns proper and
The committee on governor's man
sion reported unequivocally in flvor
of an appropriation of $25,000 for buy
ing a residence, citing at length how
far behind other States is Tennessee.
Superintendent of Education Fitz
patrick was highly complimented for
the excellent condition of his office
by an examining committee. Funds
aggregating $68"." were handled
through the office.
New Senate Bills.
New bills in the senate:
By Mr. Erwin To allow railroads to
build branches fifteen mile3 long. In
house by Mr. Laughlin.
By Mr. Hancock To allow clerks of
courts to charge stationery supplies to
By Mr. Haicock Requiring women
seeking absolute divorce to deposit $6
to cover costs.
By Mr. Cate of Bradley Requiring
publication of election officers five
days before election.
New House Bills.
New bills in the house were:
By Mr. Crawford To pension all
ex-Confederate soldiers over 70 year3
of age at $100.
By Mr. Richard To amend the rev
enue bill by striking out the tax on
By Mr. Straub To provide that
wages earned out of the State and
payable out of the State shall be ex
empt from garnishment in cases aris
ing out of the State.
Both Houses Adjourn.
Both houses held long sessions and
disposed of a very large num
ber of accumulated local bills. The
hands of the clock were turned back,
and did not get to tho hour of twelve
until it was. really nearly 1 o'clock.
When 12 o'clock was finally reached
the two houses stood adjourned by
previous joint resolution until 10
o'clock March 9.
I LEGISLATIVE Pit.
Committee of the Missouri Assembly
Looking Into Investment
GETTING MATERIAL FOR LEGISLATION.
Tnrf. Grain, Stock and Banking;
Concerns Brine I'laeed Coder the
Rny of the Searchlight Despite
the Ohjeetiona of Attorney- to
St. Louis, Feb. It?. The committee
of the Missouri leg Venture appointed
to inquire into turf investment and
brokerage commission firms and the
manner of their organization and o)
cratiou began its work at the South-,
em holel Monday morning. The
chairman. Senator Martin, called the
committee to order.
The large parlor was crowded with
persons summoned 1o give evidence
and with attorneys for the various
firms under investigation.
The committee consists of Senators
Martin. Voorhies, McDavid. Nelson
and .lewell and Representatives Leon
ard, 4'ooth and Morris. Sergeant-at-Arms
John M. Stephens of the senate
acted iis sergeant -at -arms for the
committee. Stenographers took notes
for the committee and for the com
panies. A Protecting I.avr.
"We hope to frame a law, as the
result of this investigation," said Sen
ator Martin, "which will make it im
possible for companies like Arnold &
Co. and the various turf investment
companies to exist, and we hope to
modify the conditions under which
brokerage firms may accept . the
money of the public. There is evident
ly need for changes in the law, and
changes of a radical kind, but what
THE ALASKA BOUNDARY DISPUTE.
The Csinadiaus claim that the bo
broad curve to the northeast, as abov
leaving Dyea, Skagway and other im
of the line.
they ought to be can not be told un
til we ret at the manner in which
the concerns the law is to reach are
"I wouldn't be suprised if we were
aide to give the grand jury assistance
by the evidence we shall obtain. Near
ly all the companies cited to appear
be-fore the committee are represented
by attorneys. We exjM'ct.to bold three
sessions Monday. In case the inquiry
is not completed Monday it will be
taken up at a later date, as the com
mittee must be in .Jefferson City Tues
day to act on legislation coming up
then, one bill being- the Mini Crow'
"linnkhiK Company Added to I.lst.
More than 100 witnesses were sub
poenaed. N,ew sum mouses w ere is
sued. Monday morning-, a deputy sher
iff being- called upon to serve them.
Several new concerns were added to
the list to be investigated, making- the
list as follows: Arnold & Co., Kyan &
Co., International. Christy, United
Turf, the Iiiley Grannan, the Brolaski,
the St. Iouis. the Richmond, the Maxim-Cay
Turf companies, the Cleage,
Donovan. Price, Rialto, Security, Na
tional and United commission firms
and the Central Hanking Co.
Several of the attorneys represent
ing these companies made efforts to
convince Senator Martin that the
committee had no authority to inves
tigate private firms or corporations,
lie informed them that he had found
court desicion which gave to legisla
tures the power to investigate any
firm or corporation -whose business
methods might become the subject of
The penalty for non-appearance or
failure to give evidence is citation to
appear before the bar of the house or
senate for contempt, and the punish
ment will be decided upon there.
Senator Martin says the committee
lias received assistance from many
sources. Circuit Attorney Folk has
giver assistance, and some material
mav come from the federal officers.
Kaly'M Ilnlloiti Policy.
Home, Feb. It?. Tbe under secre
tary for foreign affairs informed the
chamber of deputies, Monday, in reply
lo an interpellation, that Italy's policy
in the I'alkan question was to prevent
a modification of the status quo to
the benefit of any power.
DENIS J. SWENIE DEAD. f .
Cbicmto'a Veteran Fireman and
- Former Chief Succumb to ,
Chicago, Feb. 16. Denis-" J.' Swenie,
Chicago's veteran fireman, a ik!-; former
chief of the department, died of kid
ney disease early Monday morning- at
the family residence here?'- All'he
members of the family -were .at tbe
bedside when the end came, . - .
Mr. Swenie came to Chicago in 1849,.
at the age of 15, and jmmediftte1y-''err-listed
in the volunteer, fire; depart
ment. For the first three years he
ran with the old "Niagara," and 'in.
October, 1873, was appointed first"as
sistaut fire marshal 'iwuiler. .-.Ma.thjas'
Benner. When that veteran retired,
. . . t
in November. T879, Swenie' vas ap
pointed chief of the deKirtment-4 hy
Mayor Harrison. iWTien the Chicago
fire swept over, the city Swenie and
his company were sent to the "west
side of the" river to keep back the
flames.. For IS hours, he was without
sleep. During the" height of the fire
he had occasion to pass his home. It
was in ashes, and he had neither time
nor means to learn.- the whereabouts
of his family, and that they had es
caped was not known to "him until
two days later. He is survived by a
widow and six children. . ..
FREAK IN GULF OF VENICE.
A Ileceuln Tide Leave the Grand
.Canal of Venice Drained
New York. Feb. Iff. An 'extraordi
nary happening. has been . amazing
the - Yenelians for the-past hvq dau.
says a Vienna cablegram to the Amer
ican. When the-tide X'bbed the water
flowed seaward with such speed and
volume that all canals of the city, in
cluding the (Jrar.d " canal. wer.?
drained almost dry the foundations
f pa luces and houses exposed and
gondolas and steamers stuck in the
mud, w here' they remained until the
next tide. - . .
undary 1 iri r.' inste.-rd of nicking' the
e, should follow a more .direct course,
portant places on the, jC'auadian .side
WAS A CIVIL WAR VETERAN.
Tboneli Albert Kvrron Lived aa u
Itecluse He Wai Dniled WHU "'
Marysville, Cal., Feb. 16, Albert
Everson, an aged man, who died from
exposure during" 'a '-Know storm," last
Tuesday, while onthe way to his lone
ly cabin, has been . buried here with
military honors. ' For years he had
lived by himself, eking but a bare sub
sistence with a prospector's rocker.
Not until after his death was it dis
covered that he was a veteran of the
civil war and former commander-of
a United States. gunboa.t. . It, is also
said that he was related, by. marriage
to (Icn. Miles. His 'funeral expenses
were guaranteed "by the" Merchants
national bank of N.ewj York.
RELEASED . FROM. CUSTODY. "
J nl k! H rent a no, of Chicago. Saya
JmlKr Crelgrhfon. of SprinRlleld,
OverMteppcd Ilia Jurisdiction."
Chicago, Feb. 10,-Jame W..lirooks,
principal of the Shields school, was
released from custody, : Monday, by
Judge TJrentano, on the ground that
Judge" Creighton,. of Springfield, did
not have jurisdiction . in the case.
Urooks has been in Sangamon couuty
jail on an order of contempt issued
by Judge Creighton. The effort to se
cure his freedom is an incident grow
ing out of the fight between -Brooks
and his .parents for the, rust ody. of
Florence Urooks, Ihe laughter of . the
Mra. Robert I. i'orter Better.
London, Feb. 16. Mrs! Itbbert P.
Forter, wife -of the-former special
commissioner of the United States Jo
Cuba and l'orto llico, who underwent
a severe operation on Friday, is'"6et
ter. - : -.; .. "; : ...
PrepariaK to Surrender..
San Francisct,-,Feb. 36.. Mrs, Jape
Lathi-op Stanford, surviving founder
t)f .Stanford univcrtity", is" preparing
to piirrcntlec-alt control of university
affairs into the-hands of thejboard of
The lied D Une Keanmea.
New York, Feb. 1C The Tted D line
company announce the resumption, of
regular schedule to Venezuelan ports,
the first to sail Monday. The second
steamer will sail Saturday.
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Smug the Homology at Alorrlstowa.
An election called by the board
of mayor, and aldermen was held
at Morristown last week to ascertain
whether the voters desired saloons
or not. The officers holding the
election were sworn ami the vote
was taken by' voice. The result
was 50o against and 2 for. Only
qualified voters were allowed to vote
and the" result shows over two-third:?
of the total voting-against. Chris
tian women of the town turned out
en masse, to lend assistance in the
movement. When the result bc
raipe t known church bells . were
rung and whistles blown in jubila
tion. 'The "day was closed at the
I voting places by singing the doxolo-
gy and an eloquent prayer of thanks
giving by Dr. J. M. Clark, presi
dent of the Anti-Saloon League.
Reward for Tbitecappers.
A mass meeting of the citizens
of Itipley and Lauderdale county
was held at the courthouse in Rip
ley last week to take some action
to detect and ajjprehend the party
or parties engaged in the nefarious
work of whitecapping in some sec
tions of Lauderdale county. Re
cently these miscreants have been
practicing unlawful acts by shooting
into negro tenant houses and other
wise terrorizing the colored popula
tion. A considerable sum was sub
scribed. The chairman of the
County Court was authorized and
empowered to offer a reward of $200
for the capture and couviction of
the guilty party or parties.
Insulted Host's Daughter.
yAt Slayden, Dixon county, a sen
sation has resulted from charges
that Tom Swift had attempted to
a'ssault the daughter of a personal
friend, at whose home Swift was
staj'ing, a man named Ferguson.
Ferguson went to his work, while
his-young-daughter went to the barn
to milk the cows. Swift is said
to have followed her there and to
Jiave made improper advances. She
ran and reported to her mother and
the latter Jooked up the father, to
whom she told the story. The lat
ter then found Swift and proceeded
to punish him with a stick. One
blow nearly severed Swift's ear and
he "'might have been killed had not
bystanders interfered. Swift was
then held uuder guard until a war
xant could be sworn out for his de
tention. . - Land for the Shops.
John 1. Key has sold to the Mo-
Lb-i.le. &vOhio railroad thirty acres of
land north of Jackson for the build
ing of the new yards of the railroad
in that city. For' a long time Mr.
Key declined to sell this property
arid a bill was introduced in the
legislature to condemn the land. He
'decided last week that he would
not stand in the way of the citizens
of Jackson in" keeping the shops
there,-and the land was transferred
to the railroad for the sum of $3,-
- - Factory for Sweetwater.
A .$2."",0'-0 -stock company, com
posed of local capitalists has been
organized at Sweetwater to manu
facture spun goods. The company
will immediately erect a large plant
iii that place and expects to increase
its capital stock within a short
The Hamilton county and Chatta
nooga boards of health met last
week and decided to commence upon
compulsory vaccination at once in
order to -prevent any great spread
of smallpox. There are now about
100 cases in the" city, chiefly among
the negroes, and all in the out
skirts of the city.
. . Drug Hill Withdrawn.
- Representative Cockrill asked the
house sanitary committee last week
to allow him to withdraw his med
ical formula bill and the committee
will so recommend. Wholesale
and retail druggists were up in
arms against the bill. It is un
derstood he will later introduce a
bill covering only patent medicines.
Jackson Banker Dead.
John A. Greer, the wealthiest
man in Jackson and president of
the First National Bank, died last
week after a short illness, aged sev-entv-six
Boarding House RecelTer. ,
A receivership has been asked for
the students' co-operative boarding
house of the University of .Tennes
see at Knorville. The club is
taid tc be in debt atout $1,QQ. '
Tennessee Hall Association.
The incorporation of the Tennes
see Hall Association will be an ac
complished fact as soon as the pros
pective officers of the organization
accept appointments tendered them,
ilrs. Benton McMillin has been in
vited to accept the presidency, "Mrs.
S. A. Mynders the treasuryship and
Miss Florence Skclhngton the sec
retaryship. The purpose of the as
sociation is to build a dormitory at
the University of Tennessee to ac
commodate'! 00 women from Ten
nessee who may be studying to be
come teachers. Rooms aro to be
rented at bare cost. One student
from each county in the State and
an additional one from each of four
large cities arc to be admitted on
these terms and the building is to be
ready for use June 1, 1904, and will
cost $30,000. Local chapters wilt
be organized in every Tennessee
town and money raised by subscrip
tion. The Knoxville chapter was
organized last week. .:i
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Ripley on a Boom.
Ripley is booming as it has never
before. Each week brings to light
some important new enterprise
which is rapidl placing this town
in the line of substantial progress.
Today an application was filed in
the register's ollice for a charter of
incorporation of the Lauderdale
Count' Uin and Seed Company.
The capital is placed at $(,000, and
all the stock has been subscribed.
The new gin plant will be located
near the Ripley Oil Mills, and will
be ready for business by the open
ing of the next cotton season. It
will be equipped with both the round
and square system of presses and'
will probably be the finest plantj
in this section. The very latest
improved machinery will be in
stalled. Want JSIO.OOO Damages.
George Whited and wife filed a
suit last week for $3,000 damages
in the Circuit Court of Knoxville
against Win. X. Briscoe, Philip J.
Briscoe, Jr., Dr. J. Foster Scott, city
physician, and City Health Officer
James T. Kennedy. George Whit
ed in. his. own right also filed a
suit for $10,000 damages against
the same defendants. Lucy Whit
ed was employed, with some sixty
other women, at the factor' of tho
Briscoes' Manufacturing Company.
Complainant and other employes
were forcibly vaccinated by the city
physician and the city health officer
at the direction of Wm. X. Briscoe,
whom they alleged threatened them
with imprisonment in jail if they
refused or resisted vaccination. Sho
protested vigorously, telling them
that the condition of her blood
would not' permit her to be vaccin
ated. ' Many of the others protest
ed, but all of the doors had been
locked, so she charges, and they
had no chance to make their escape.
Since her vaecihafion her arm has
been swelling constantly and it is
now some four times its normal size.
Her physicians state that she is yet
in a critical condition and may not
State Board of Health.
The State board of health met
in Xashville last week in response
to a request of the legislature and
considered bills regulating plumb
in0: in cities and towns of Tennessee
having waterworks and sewerage;
certain measures purposing to regu
late the adulteration of foods and
drinks and maintain their purity;
vital statistics providing for the reg
istration of births and deaths in
Tennessee and measures providing
for the licensing of embalmers and
regulating the practice of this pro
fession. Delegates front Memphis,
Chattanooga and Xa.shville were:
heard and steps taken to push some
of the measures.
Free Delivery in Jeopardy.
Owing to the fact that several
turnpike companies are charging
the carriers toll, the postoffice de
partment is threatenig to abolUh
the thirty-six rural free delivery
routes in Maury county. -
Cumbeiland Telephone tlcellc.
At a meeting of tlie directors of
the Cumberland Telegraph and Tel
ephone Company held at Xashville
last week, all officers were re-elected.
The earnings of the company
in 190-2 .were..$3?007,lG2.2r, against
$2,6-12,o62.S7 the previous year.
The expenses stand at $2,068,183. 1,
against $1,794,45G.40 in 1901.
The net earnings last vear were
$782,1 64. TO, against 638062.63 the