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VOL. XXX VIII NO. 24.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
l or Graveled Koudn.
1 The people of Madison county
Bhowed last week lhat they were
unanimously in favor of graveled
roads, lion. A. M. Alexander,
chairman of the county court, called
a mass meeting to consider the ques
tion of graveled roads and the in
dorsement of Senator Caruthers'
bill giving the county the right to
issue $300,000 in bonds for this
purpose. Notwithstanding the al
most impassable condition of the
country roads at present, tho farm
cri came in from every section of the
cotnt- to show their interest in the
nistter. The bill as amended will
provide for the issuance of $150,000
in bonds to be used within the next
two years in graveling all the roads
anl all the lateral roads in every di
rection for five miles out from Jack
soi. The remainder of the bonds
wll be issued later on, as the county
may require it. The county court is
faorable, and Madison county will
have graveled roads before the year
Postal Changes and I'romotions.
'The postofhVe department last
veek gave out the number of addi
ional clerks to be allowed the post
Mbxes in Tennessee and the promo
tions in salaries allowed the clerks
il ready in office. Only two places
Memphis and Jackson get increas
es, which become effective July 1,
and are as follows :
-Memphis gets nine additional
clerks at $(J0(J and the following pro
motions: One clerk from $20(3 to
,$300, one from $100 to $200, two
'from $300 to $100, one from $100 to
; $500, live from $500 to $G00, one
! from $(500 to $100. two from $700
; to $800, five from $S00 to $900, one
from. $900 to $1,000, two from $1,
000 to $1,100, three from $1,100 to
$1,200, one from $1,400 to 1,G00.
Jackson is allowed a promotion of
one dork form $700 to $800.
i-'ell Into a Well.
Last week the 12--ear-old son of
Sam Conger, a section hand on the
Xashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis
railroad at Lexington, fell headfore
most into a well fifty feet deep, hav
ing besides that depth three feet of
'water. A G-j-ear-old child gave the
alarm and the mother ran to the coal
chute for help. Men came and a
rope was let down to the boy, who,
strange to say, was not rendered un
conscious by the fall. The little fel
low put his foot into a loop in the
rope and standing erect was pulled
out, bringing with him full of wa
ter the gallon- tin he had carried to
the well. When the boy was gotten
out and Dr. Watson, the railroad
surgeon, was called in, it was ascer
tained that his ri;ht arm and one of
his fingers were broken and a large
gash cut on his scalp.
Farm Work Hindered.
The recent heavy rains have im
peded farming in Lauderdale coun
ty, and as yet practically no work
has been accomplished. The recent
rise in price of cotton will no doubt
encourage at least the average acre
age in cotton and probably will cause
an excess of last year's crop. In the
river districts, which are now under
water, farming will be hindered
very much, though best authority is
to the effect that the water will re
cede in time to make the usual pro
lific crop. .
ISumb for Taxpayers.
Tax Assessor Shipp, of Hamilton
count', has caused consternation
among the property owners and
wealthy citizens by announcing that
hereafter personal property will be
assessed at its real value and that he
will leave no stone unturned to ob
tain a schedule of personalty of ev
ery property owner.
Requisition for ISryson.
Deputy Sheriffi John D. Owings
of Laurens, S. C, arrived in Xash
ville last week with requisition pa
pers for Win. Bryson, wanted for
murder, who was arrested two weeks
aero. Brvson killed a man bv the
name of Watts in a dice game at
Laurens. Local officers receive a re
Yard of $100.
Springfield Votes Dry.
Midst the prayers of women, ring
ing of the church bells and the sing
ing of hymns, lasting nearly all day,
Springfield last week voted out the
saloons 230 to 147. The saloon
interests made a hard fight, never
giving up until the last minute.
Thomas Bryant Acquitted.
After being on trial for the third
time on the charge of being with his
associate, George Xewland, the mur
derer of the Ade family, Thomas
Bryant was acquitted in the Crimi
nal Court at Xashville last week.
The killing of Ades, five people los
ing their lives by being murdered or
burned to death in their home in
1897, was one of the foulest trage
dies ever enacted in Davidson coun
ty. Xewland died in jail.
Canning Factory Assured.
That the canning factory will be
located in Dver is no longer a mat
ter of doubt. The proposition of J.
T. Staff of Terre Haute, Ind... has
been accepted, a note being made
and signed by about thirty men to
furnish the necessary buildings. Mr.
Staff was telegraphed to and made
good his part of the contract. The
site has been located in Xorth Der.
The buildings will cost $3,000 and
the machinery between $4,000 and
$6,000, and it will employ about 200
The work of double tracking the
section of the Illinois Central rail
road between Memphis and Fulton,
Ky., will be commenced within the
next few days. The contract has
been let to a Chicago constructing
firm for the grading of the new
track between Curve and Atoka.
The big cut at Curve will require
an immense amount of excavating
to accommodate another track. Be
sides, the big suspension bridge at
Ifipley will have to be extended some
New Line of Steamers.
S. T. Waddington, pilot of the
steamer Belle of Calhoun, met a
number of business men in Xashville
last week in reference to the estab
lishment of a line of boats on the
upper Cumberland in opposition to
the Byan line. J. T. Sebastos, a St.
Louis grain merchant, owns the
Belle of Calhoun and several other
boats, that may be put in the oppo
The postoffice at Elizabethton was
entered by burglars last week. The
safe was blown open with nitroglyc
erin, and about $S0 n cash and $700
in stamps was stolen. There is no
clew as to the identity of the bur
glars. The building was entered by
aid of tools stolen from a nearby
Echols Denied liond.
Charles Echols, the young roan
who shot and killed William Guinn
at Bristol, was given a hearing last
week before Mayor W. L. Bice at
Bristol. Echols was sent to jail
without bond to await the grand ju
ry. Echols claims that his father
lives at Xashville, and that he had
started to that city when captured.
Against Greater Chattanooga.
At a mass meeting of citizens of
East Chattanooga last week a reso
lution was adopted protesting
against the proposed incorporation
of East Chattanooga and Sherman
Heights, suburbs embracing 4,000
people, under one government.
Too High for Transfer.
All business routed to St. Louis
via the Xashville, Chattanooga &
St. Louis, Hickman and the Missou
ri Faeific, is going by Columbus,
Ky., and the Missouri Faeific, on ac
count of high water. The transfer
at Hickman is impracticable.
The gross earnings of the Xash
ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Bail
way for the first week of March show
an increase of $33,355.10 over the
corresponding week of last 'ear.
Tullahoma in the Hand Wagon.
After a fierce fight the anti-saloon
people carried Tullahoma last week
by a vote of 215 to ICS. There was
a big jollification at night.
Hard to (let Cars.
The railroad commission last week
received a complaint from A. B.
Haumer of Bamer to the effect that
he has been trying to get cars since
December to ship lumber from Foc
ahontas and cotton seed from Bamer.
Sew Land Company.
There is a movement on foot
among Xashville capitalists to liqui
date the affairs of the Xashville
Land and Improvement Company
and organize in its stead a $5,000,
000 company to develop lands near
the western part of the city.
Turpentine Kills a Child.
At Steele Springs, near Ciarks
ville, the infant child of William
Edwards, who was recovering from
serious illness, was last week left in
charge of some older children, who
administered l)y mistake a large dose
of turpentine. The' babe became
much worse and soon died from the
results of the turpentine.
Farmer Cuts His Throat.
John Hale, a farmer living four
miles south of Gainesboro, commit
ted suicide last week by cutting his
throat with a razor. Xo rause is
known. He was a member of the
grand jury at the last term of court.
Doesn't Need Church Help.
T. II. Farmer, one of the leading
members of the Baptist church of
Martin, will send a missionary to
Cuba at his own expense, besides
paying the missionary a salary of
$50 per month-
Gov. Dockery of Mis souri lias signed
the bill for a binding- .twine plant at
the state penitentiary.
Countess von Bowenhielm and her
husband effected a reconciliation at
St. Louis and the pending diorce suit
has been dismissed.
Venezuela has averted a probable
renewal of hostilities vith England
by raising the blockade of the Orino
co, recently proclaimed.
The St. Louis grand jury returned
59 indictments in routJn.e cases, with
holding true bills agarinst gamblers
and grafters for the present.
Failures for the wei3k number 239
in the United States, against 232 for
the corresponding wfeek l6t year,
and 22 in Canada, against 34 a year
John Barbaglia, unklcr federal in
dictment at St. Louis for naturaliza
tion frauds, has been given city job
as foreman in the street cleaning de
partment. Mrs. Mary Parker, of Cincinnati, a
bride of three days, reported to the
St. Louis police the disappearance of
her husband, mone' amd watch.
Miss Lillie Shropshire, a member of
one of the most respected families in
Corsicana, Tex., committed suijeide by
drowning. No cause is knowd.
The mercantile agencies rejiort an
active demand for spring delivery and
increased calls for all classes f struc
tural steel building materials-..
The plant of the Illinois Steel Co.,
at Joliet, will resume work Monday
after being closed for sevej-al weeks
on account of a scarcity o coke. This
will put 3,000 men to work,
Ex-President Cleveland, ex-Secretary
Carlisle and ex-Sec;retary La
mont have promised to- attend the
Missouri society banquet in honor of
ex-Gov. Francis in Xew York.
Republican leaders urge the presi
dent not to call congress in extra
session for the purpose of securing
action by the house on the Cuban
The concurrent resolution for an
amendment to the state constitution
providing for free books for the pub
lic school children passed the Mis
souri lower house.
Tlie Caribbean squadron has been
ordered to Honduras, under command
of llear-Admiral Coghlan, to protect
American interests, which are im
periled by the revolution there.
Kraperor William has been beaten
at the end of a long and bard-fought
legal contest over the assertion he
made, years ago, that the city of Ber
lin should assist in the building of
The house of delegates of Porto
Rico voted unanimously to ask the
congress of the United States for a
territorial form of government and
the extension of the constitution to
Jerry Richtmoyer, the Steeleville
(111.) bank robber who was captured
in St. Louis, was convicted of larceny
in the circuit court at Chester and
sentenced to an indeterminate sen
tence of from one to ten years in the
Nine prominent citizens of Minneap
olis, Minn., have purchased the line
allegorial statue of the Mississippi,
now being finished in Carrara mar
ble by Parker G. Mead, the American
sculptor, at Florence, Italj-.
LOADED WITH PRECIOUS ORE.
A Miner Arrive nt Lewisfon, iilnho,
"With Ynlnnhle Ore From a
Strike on Cave Gulch.
Lewiston, Idaho, March 14. Her
man Wundram, a well known miner
arrived here, Friday night, with three
horses packed with gold ore from a
strike made 30 miles from Lewiston,
on Cave Gulch, in the Snake lliver
country. The ore weighs about 400
pounds and its estimated value is
from $1,500 to $2,000. JWundram also
brought out gold estimated at $400
which he panned from a hatful of
ore taken from the strike. The strike
has caused much excitement and has
resulted in a stampede to the new
A COMPETITOR IN THE FIELD.
ChloaRO CapltaliMta Preparing to
Compete With the United States
Cincinnati, March deal has
been completed whereby the Inter
national Leather Co., of Cincinnati,
with all its patents, has been taken
over by Chicago capitalisvs. They
purchase $3,000,000 worth of stockr
They have already a plant at Ash
land, Ky. They will have other plants
at Kansas City, Fort Worth, St. Louis
"and two other places. It is the
avowed purpose to compete with the
United States Leather Co.
STARTED FOR MINNEAPOLIS.
Former Mayor Amen, of Minneapolis,
Minn., Goes Back to Face
Manchester, X. II., March 14 Dr.
A. A. Ames, former mayor of Min
neapolis, left here to-day on his vol
untary return to Minnesota to an
swer charges of bribery. Sheriff
Dreger.of Minneapolis and Deputy
Sheriff Doane of Manchester, X. II.,
accompanied the doctor. Mrs. Ames
and daughter also were in the party.
Beriali AVilkins Much Improved.
Jsew York, March 14. The condi
tion of Beriah Wilkins of the Wash
ington Post, was much improved to
day. There is now good reason to
hope for his recovery.
Beat All Records.
London, March 14. F. W. Chase
beat all motor cycling records from
6ix to ten miles, at Canningtown to
day, completing ten miles in 12 min
utes 56 4-5 seconds.
II I E II.
The Colonial Secretary and Mrs.
Chamberlain Warmly Wel
comed Back to England.
A GREAT GATHERING AT SOUTHAMPTON.
A Large Crowd, Including; Premier
Balfonr and Practically the En
tire Cabinet Met Them on Arrival
in London and Gave Them Cor
London, March 14. "Southampton
welcomes home Britain's empire
statesman," in . huge letters sur
rounded and intertwined with Union
Jacks and Stars and Stripes, was the
motto that first greeted Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain and Mrs.
Chamberlain on landing at Southamp
ton, Saturday, from South Africa.
The travelers had a magnificent
greeting. The quays were elaborately
decorated, the ships were dressed
rainbow fashion and rounds of cheer
ing and the blowing of whistles and
sirens greeted the liner Norman as
she passed up Southampton water
with Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, ac
companied, by Lord Selborne, first
lord of the admiralty, standing on
the promenade dack.
The Reception nt Southampton.
As soon as the steamer was warped
to her dock Mr. Chamberlain's fam
ily went on board the Norman. They
were shortly afterwards followed by
the mayor and corporation of South
ampton, who welcomed the travelers.
j lie mayor's daughter then handed a
bouquet to Mrs. Chamberlain and a
procession was formed with the may
c and Mrs. Chamberlain leading, and
Mr. Chamberlain and the mayor's
daughter coming after them, and
walked through cheering crowds to
the reception hall. Mr. Chamberlain
was bronzed, but he looked very thin
and appeared to have aged considera
bly, lie showed evident pleasure at
the heartiness of the welcome. The
party then entered carriages and
drove through the thronged and dec
orated streets to Hartley hall, the
scene of so many previous functions
connected with the South African
An Address of Welcome.
There an address of welcome
was presented to Mr. Chamberlain,
who, in the course of his reply,
warned the country not to overesti
mate tlie results lie had actually
achieved, lie "was hopeful and even
confident that the Dutch of South Af
rica would hereafter loyally take
their place as members of the em
pire to which they now belonged, but
it could not be expected that the long
record of vacillation and weakness
which led to the war would be wiped
out in the twinkling of an eye.
Subsequently, Mr. Chamber. ain and
his party took a train to London,
where a large crowd awaited their
arrival, Premier Balfour and prac
tically the whole cabinet- were pres
ent at Waterloo railroad station to
meet Mr. Chamberlain. The greet
ings which lie received were every
where most cordial.
Shared With Her Ilunbnnd.
Mrs. Chamberlain came in for a full
share of the welcome. Special cheers
were p-jven for her and in the greet
ing of tlie deputation from Birming
ham, which went out to meet the
Norman in the Solent, she was spe
cially mentioned. Referring to this
in the course of the reply to the
Birmingham delegation, Mr. Cham
berlain said: "I thank you very much
for including, as indeed you should,
the name of my wife. It is indeed
true that her, companionship has
been of the greatest assistance to me.
Indeed, I hardly know how I could
have got through the great task I
undertook but for her co-operation."
WORLD'S FAIR PROSPECTS.
Thej- Are Said to Have Steadily Im
proved In Enrope OwiiiR to Re
cent Kncrstetlc Action.
New York, March 14. The pros
pects of the St. Louis World's fair
have steadily improved owing to the
energetic action of the American
commissioners in Europe, cables the
London representative of the Tri
bune. All the great colonial posses
sions of England, France and Hol
land in the east will be creditably
represented; every important coun
try bordering on the Pacific and In
dian oceans will have exhibits, and
American visitors to thefair will
have an opportunity for seeing Asia
and Australia in miniature and study
ing their resources. Gov. Francis and
other officials of the exposition have
done excellent work in advertising it
in European capitals.
SPECIAL RIVER BULLETIN.
The Lower llnsisipni Condition
Somewhat More Serlona, and
Italn Continues Falling-.
Washington, March 14. The weath
er bureau has issued the following
special river bulletin: The lower
Mississippi river condition, as antici
pated, is somewhat more serious this
morning. The rise has been more
rapid than for some days past and
the rain that is now falling, al
though as yet light, tends to increase
the gravity of the .situation.
The stage at Cairo this morning is
50.5 feet, a rise of 3-10ths of a foot
since Friday morning; at Memphis
S6.S feet, a rise cf 7-10ths of a foot;
nt Virkshursr 4S.2 feet, a rise of
j 4-10ths of a foot; at New Orleans 19.2
feet, a rise of 4-10ths of a foot.
The Ohio and Arkansas are gener
BLOODY KRAUSE TRAGEDY.
Verdict of the Coroner's Jury In the
Case that Has Shocked St.
Louis County, Mo.
St. -Louis, March 14. The coroner's
inquest into the terrible tragedy that
resulted in the extermination of the
Krause family, of eight persons, re
sulted in a verdict that all came to
their deaths at the hands of August
Krause, whose suicide was legally re
corded. Coroner Koch took possession of
the razor, and hammer used in com
mitting the bloody deed and carried
them to his office at Des Peres.
An examination of the bodies indi
cated that Mrs. Krause maie a strug
gle for her life. Upon her head were
found six gashes, while the fingers
on the right hand were grashed and
the fingers of both hands In-oken and
bruised. The head of Carrie, the old
est girl, aged 12, was crushed on the
left side, supplemented by a gash six
inches long. Her head was almost
severed from her body. Emma, aged
nine was struck on the left side of
the forehead, and her throat was cut.
The top of George's head, who was
four years old, was mashed and his
throat cut slantwise. Fred's head
was terribly bruised and the skull
crushed on the forehead. Phillip,
cged seven, was badly mutilated
about the head and his throat cut.
The throats of Fred, the five-months-old
babe, and Genevieve, aged
three, were not cut. They were his
favorite children, being the youngest.
A peculiar fact about the, cutting
of the throats of his children was
that the cut in each instance was on
the left side of the neck and about
six inches long. This caused the be
lief that Krause cut their throats
with deliberation, after having
brained them with the rock hammer.
Usually Krause was a loving father
and devoted husband, and this devo
tion was noticed and commented up
on by ma 113' OI the residents of that
In his dealings with strangers, the
murderer and suicide was sometimes
quarrelsome, lie had engaged in fist
fights with a great number of his ac
quaintances, possessing a fiery and
But it was not believed by any one
that this temper, so unrul3' among
strangers, was exhibited in his own
Fl.MJHAL OF THE VICTIMS.
The Collins Home to the Cemetery In
St. Louis, March 14. The funeral
of the Krause family took place Sat
urdaj' morning from the home, the
scene of the traged3', at Bellefon
taine, in Bonhomme township.
The brief services were led bj' Rev.
Mr. Best of the Bellefontaine German
Evangelical church, which the family
attended, and the pastor of the Ger
man Evangelical church on Manches
ter road, where Mrs. Krause's people
Owing to the almost impassable
roads from the Krause home on the
Schoettler road to the rock bed of
the Olive road, no attempt was made
to take hearses to the house, but the
bodies were conveyed in two-horse
spring wagons to the cemeter3r, five
miles from the residence.
Tar0ULD BE A PRETTY" FEE.
What It In Said Lawyer Cromwell
"Will Get if the Panama Deal
New York, March 14. New York
lawj-ers believe, saj' the Herald, that
if the Panama canal treat y is passed
hy the United States senate, William
Nelson- Cromwell of this cit3r will re
ceive the largest fee ever given to a
lawj-er in this county, if not in the
world. The report finds general
credence in the Wall street district
that $2,000,000 of the money to be
paid by the government for the part
y finished ditch across the isthmus
will go directby into Mr. Cromwell's
Mr. Cromwell's arrangement with
the Panama Canal Co. is reported to
be on the basis of five per cent, of
the amount realized by the sale.
HAD BEEN SOMETHING DOING.
Plunder Focnd On n Prisoner Ar
rested In Xew York Charged
"With Picking Pockets.
New York, March 14. When the po
lice of East Eighty-eighth street sta
tion finished searching one of three
prisoners whom they had just ar
rested they had four gold watches
and two of silver, all of which had
been stolen on a Madison avenue car
between Fift3"-ninth and Eight3'-third
streets. In the station one of the
prisoners, a bo3r named Williams, told
the police he was "holder of tho
spoils." The other two prisoners de
nied participation in the thefts.
DETECTIVES ARE PUZZLED.
Disappearance of a Valuable Dia
mond Brooch From Palace Ho
tel, San Francisco.
San Francisco, March 14. The de
tectives of this cit3- are puzzled to ac
count for the disappearance of a dia
mond brooch valued at $1,500, the
property of Mrs. S. Franklin, of Chi
cago, a guest of the Talacc hotel. The
brooch was lost at a private dinner
party at an uptown hotel and no clew
to its whereabouts has 3-et been ob
tained. Charged "With. Embezzlement.
Wapakoneta, O., March 14. James
II. Eowe, Jr., ex-city clerk of St.
Mar3-s, was arrested, Frida3', on the
charge of embezzlement of public
funds, the amount as set forth in th
affidavit being $5,661.
The general assembly reconvened
with most of the members present and
the usual crowds in tho lobbies. There
was a large flow of new bills intro
duced. The sessions of the two
houses were devoted mainly to rou
The house declared Its opposition
to tho Atlanta race convention, re
questing Gov. Frazier to appoint no
delegates to that gathering.
In the senate Rev. R. W .Peeples,
presiding elder of the Fayetteville dis
trict, was appointed chaplain, vice
Rev. J. H. Ellis, resigned.
Miss Nellie Cecil of Maury county
was appointed assistant engrossing
Bills were introduced as follows:
By Mr. Norfleet Amending the law
for construction and repairing and
building of turnpikes and gravel roads.
By Mr. Hancock Providing ways
and means by which the books, vouch
ers, etc., of cities and taxing districts
may be examined.
By Mr. Cox Providing for taxation
of costs against the prosecutors in
cases of embezzlement and fraudulent
breaches of trust when settlement has
been made before time and the pros
ecutor fails to attend and prosecute.
The following are among tue bills
Introduced in the house:
By Mr. Chestnut To iacilitate the
abstract of titles to real estate by
requiring county register to Index con
veyances. By Mr. Chestnut To provide that
counties are to pay costs where de
fendants are charged with a felony
and punishment is commuted from
confinement in the penitentiary to con
finement in tho workhouse cr jail.
By Mr. Stratton To amend the anti-cigarette
law so as to prevent the
giving away of cigarette papers.
By Mr. Lannon To provide that
road taxes be expended in the districts
By Mr. Fielder To empower jus
tices of the peace to fine defendants
that plead not guilty to small of
fenses. The senate resolution requesting
congress to submit a constitutional
amendment to elect United States sen
ators by a direct vote of the people
was concurred in.
The senate passed the Garrett bill
to prevent insurance combinations.
There were only two votes in oppo
sition. The bill now goes to the
house and its friends say it will pass
that body. If it does it will knock
out the" Kentucky-Tennessee board and
also make illegal the local insurance
boards in all towns which have them.
There was quite a little skirmish
in the house this morning over pen
sion legislation. The Cox pension
bill, passed by the senate, was re
referred to the judiciary committee,
which recommended that the bill go
to the pension committee. The lat
ter committee is composed of old sol
diers who are favorable to the Jones
Warren bill, which recognizes the pen
sion board. After considerable dis
cussion the bill went to the pension
The revenue bill has been completed
by Hon. John A. Tyson. It increases
the tax on premium receipts of life
insurance companies from 1r-z to ZYz
Among the bills introduced In the
senate were the following:
By Mr. McFarland To amend the
law to prohibit the sale or offering
for sale or bringing into the State for
purpose of sale or giving away of cig
arettes. By Mr. McFarland Ta make it un
lawful to cut and leave in any river,
creek or stream, any tree, log and
branch cut into or fallen into such
By Mr. Nelson To prohibit the sale
of intoxicating liquors within four
miles of any national home for dis
abled volunteer soldiers or Confeder
By Mr. Cate of Cocke To prohibit
Justices of the peace and other offi
cers from collecting costs in misde
meanor cases where the offense is
committed within the corporate lim
its of a town..
By Mr. Tharp To prohibit illegal
sale of liquors by fixing punishment at
fine, imprisonment and forfeiture of
By Mr. Bell To provide for the ex
amination of the management of the
State educational, charitable and oth
er institutions by an inspector at $6
By Mr. Caldwell (by request) To
amend section C388 of the code so as
to have fees for certain services for
clerks of courts.
By Mr. Hancock To provide for the
protection cf life and property against
injury or damage arising from the op
eration of steam engines.
In the house Mr. Maddux introduced
a resolution authorizing the governor
to appoint a committee of three to
codify the laws of Tennesssee. It
Under the call for bills the follow
ing were introduced.
By Mr. Sidwell To enable married
women to prosecute suits In forma
By Mr. Ritchie To repeal the act
placing attornej's-general'on salary.
By Mr. Straub To create a board
of inspectors In cities over 50.000 pop
ulation of two engineers and boiler
inspectors, to be appointed by the
mayor, to license engineers of sta
tionery steam plants.
-By Mr. Tyson The revenue bill.
By Mr. Mitchell To make it a fel
ony to keep a place to play "any game
with dice and blocks with spots or
characters on same or balls."
By Mr. Mitchell To permit railroad
companies using electricity to buy or
lease plants and manufacture and sell
By Mr. Cletge To provide for the
organizations pf corporations to en
courage and aid people seeking to
The resolutions urging tba passaga
of the Hepburn temperance bill were
adopted. Senators Bate and Carmack
are requested to vote for it.
Bills on third reading were disposed
of as follows:
To limit payment of costs In jus
tice courts in counties of over 30,000
to cases arising in the civil district
for which the trial justice was elect
To limit damages that may be re
covered by riparian owners where
timber is tied up in their land. Passed.
The house with practically no dis
cussion tabled the bill making an ap
pronrlation for a Tennessee exhibit
at the St. Louis World's Fair. This
probably winds up all efforts to get
such a bill through, although the sen
ate may yet act favorably.
The senate committee on education
today recommended for passage Mr.
Adams' no saloon screen bill. An
effort to amend it to make it apply
to Sunday and election days failed.
The committee also acted favorably
on Mr. Tharp's bill making it unlawful
for any one holding a privilege license
to do any sort of business in towns
where it is illegal to sell liquors, t
sell, or give away, intoxicating liquors;
a violation of the law acts as a revo
cation of the license held and subjects
the party convicted to a heavy fine
not less than $50 and six months im
prisonment. The Pension Fight.
One of the hottest fights now-on be
fore the legislature is over pension
legislation, and already intense feel
ing prevails on both sides. The pen
sion committee of the house was in
session, and there were Beveral warm
speeches from gentlemen who had
been invited to speak on the bills.
Concerning the report that there
were names of dead men upon the
pension rolls, a prominent ex-Cenfed-erato
"The pension roll, as issued by the
board, through its secretary, John
P. Hickman, on Nevember 12, shows
the names of forty-two persons who
are dead, some of them for two years
or more; forty others were stricken
from the rolls and should not have
appeared in his report. Warrants
for pensions are issued quarterly by
the comptroller, and the secretary of
the board ought to be able to ascer
tain from the comptroller's books the
deaths of the pensioners and It ought
to be the duty of an officer drawing
a salary of $D00 per year to distin
guish the living from the dead, espec
ially in making up his estimates of
Adams Right Again.
In the house Mr. Adams introduced
a resolution urging congressmen and
senators to support the measure ap
propriating $20,000,000 for public
roads. It was referred to the com
mittee on public roads.
By Mr. Johnson To amend the In
surance law so as to prevent compa
nies with less than $1,000,000 capital
stock from operating in tne State.
By Mr. Wikle To confer upon mar
ried women the right to execute pow
ers of attorney jointly with their hus
bands. By Mr. Ritchie To regulate what
shall be printed on fertilizer pack
ages. Among the bills Introduced In the
senate today were the following:
By Mr. Tharp To amend the law
prohibiting the illegal sale of liquors
by adding an additional fine of $50,
to go to the informer.
By Mr. White To authorize all
towns in the State having populations
of more than 000 and less than 5,000
to establish dispensaries.
The house resolution requesting
Gov. Frazier to ignore the Atlanta
race convention was concurred in
The senate committee on sanitarium
has recommended for rejection Mr.
Thomason's house bill tt prevent the
sale of cocaine and opium and their
kindred compounds, except on a phy
sician's prescription. This bill would
prevent the sale of paregoric and
such simple household remedies, and
the senate committee thought this was
going a step too far.
Quite a number of bills of minor
importance were introduced in both
branches of the legislature, the only
one of general interest being a new
liquor bill, introduced in the house
by Johnson, to punish iliegal sales
of liquor by $50 to $200 fine and six
months' imprisonment, to forfeit li
cense, which shall not be issued again
for two years, and to require appli
cants for license to make oath that
they have not made illegal sales for
The senate passed the Bell bill
providing for the appointment by the
governor of a State examiner to visit
and investigate the books and ac
counts of the various State institir
tions. His pay is limited to $5 per
day, and he can only be employed 125
days in each year.
Among the new senate bills were
By Mr. Hancock To regulate the
handling of certain grain for market
by preventing sprinkling of such
By Mr. Cate of Cocke To prohibit
the sale of fertilizers-unless their an
alysis shows a given per cent of one
or more ingredients, ammonia, avail
able phosphoric acid or potash, to be
determined by the commissioner of ag
riculture. By Mr. Caruther3 To exempt relig
ious, scientific, charitable and educa
tional institutions from collateral In
In the House.
The house passed a bill to amend
the funding law so that interest will
cease when bonds mature. Mr. Cox
explained that the bill would save the
State about $200,000 annually.
Mr. Browning introduced a bill in
the house to make it a misdemeanor
to take melons from the. vine or mu
tilate them. '