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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 26.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
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A. L. Gardner, immigration agent
of the Louisville & Nashville rail
road, is very much interested in the
growing of fruit and vegetables
about McKenzie and Trezevant. In
a recent letter to Tom L. Biles, edi
tor, of the Herald, he says: "We
will have an excursion party of a
goodly number down to McKenzie
nd Trezevant from Ohio on the
tnorning train of April 11, looking
for homes and locations for the rais
ing of fruits and vegetables. They
also desire to establish a canning
factory. I would be glad if you
could arrange witlx the secretary of
the Vegetable Growers' Association
to meet these people and give them
a hearty welcome and locate as many
as possible near your town." The
inaor and board of aldermen at
their regular meeting, and in con
nection with the McKenzie Fruit
"and Vegetable Growers' Association,
issued a call to the citizens of Mc
Kenzie and vicinity to attend a
mass-meeting of the citizens of Mc
Kenzie and viciaity on Saturday,
April 4, at 2 p. m., to take action
on the letter, and to devise ways
'and means of entertaining the ex
cursionists. The people are very
much interested in the matter, and
are going to trj and locate as many
as possible at McKenzie. Fruit
and vegetable growing is taking
with the farmers, and a large acre
age will be planted this year.
An Awfil State of Affairs.
The joint committee of the gen
eral assembly last week presented
its report on charitable institutions
of the StSte. The report was care
fully made, and in anticipation of
it sensational rumors had been put
afloat as to the charge that would
be made. The sensational feature
of the report is that part which re
fers to the home for Confederate
soldiers, and it needs but the read
ing of the report to see that the
cornmittee found what appeared to
it to be an awful state of affairs.
The Western Hospital for the In
sane came in for a little of the ire
of the committee, and the body re
sports thattoo much whisky is used
and that there is dissension in the
management. At the deaf and
dumb asylum at Knoxville the com
rnitt.ee recommends that the offices
of treasurer and superintendent be
combined; it asks for the abolition
of the negro department of the Ten
nessee Industrial School at Nash
ville; the committee suggests that
assistant physicians are not needed
at the public institutions, and in
sists" that too many luxuries are en
joyed by the officers of the public
institutions of the State.
, Collec Charter Ilevoked.
I By a decree which has been filed
for entry in the Davidson Chancery
Court as of March 23, the charter
of the National College of Law has
been dissolved and revoked by Chan
cellor Allison, and the defendants
who incorporated the institute are
perpetually enjoined from doing any
corporate act in the name of this
institution and their assigns, or suc
cessors, claims under them are also
enjoined. This disposes of Prof.
Wm. Farr, whom the State Bar As
sociation has been fighting so long
t Illicit Still. Captured.
Two illicit stills, estimated to pro
duce twenty-eight barrels of liquor
per .'day, located near Flintville, Lin
coln county, were captured by rev
enue officers last week. The plant
was operated by steam from a 15
horse power boiler, and is the largest
and most complete outfit taken in
this State in years,
Tennessee Central Improvements.
Chief Engineer McDonald, of the
Tennessee Central Railroad, has
teen -authorized by the owners of
the road to expend $200,000 in bal
lasting, building section houses, wa
ter tanks, sidings, etc., between Kni
ory Gap and Nashville. Most of
the work is to be done this sum
mer. j Nashville Trouble Settled.
! The differences between the Nash
ville contractors and Bricklayers'
Union, which have existed for near
ly a year, have. been settled through
a representative of the National
Bricklayers' Association, and many
of the men returned to work last
week. The terms of settlement
have not been given out.
Adams Law Revised.
At a meeting of about twenty
five prominent citizens of Colum
bia last week a bill was presented
and indorsed, and the legislature
was asked to pass it. It provides
for eliminating saloons in towns of
5,500 to 9,000 inhabitants. It-is
the Adams bill changed to include
towns of the above popuistion, and
if passed will also give Clarksville
and Bristol a chance to abolish their
charten'. and reincorporate under the
four-mile law. -
Smallpox Scare In the Home.
Representative King came near
causing panic in the house of rep
resentatives at Nashville last week
when the rumor got abroad that he
had the smallpox. It was after
wards ascertained that he had been
boarding at a house from which two
men suffering with smallpox had
been removed, but he has no symp
toms of the disease and does not
anticipate an attack. Speaker Ty
son at once took the matter up and
called upon Secretary Albright, of
the State Board of Health, to make
an investigation, with the above re
sult. For a time some of the mem
bers were very restless.
Invalid. Fatally Burned.
Mrs. Mary Newman, wife of Wil
liam Newman, who lives five miles
west of Huntingdon, died last week
from burns received in an accidental
manner a few daj-s ago. Mrs. New
man, who was an invalid, was seat
ed before the fire in a rocking chair
popping corn, and in some manner
fell forward into the fire and was
burned in a terrible manner all over
hor bod'. She was 64 years old.
Head's Dill far Rejection.
Because he loaded up with a mu
nicipal telephone project, the house
committee on municipal affairs last
week declared, 11 to 3, to report
Mayor Head's Nashville conduit bill
for rejection. The mayor made an
hour's speech for the bill, which au
thorized an issue of $500,000 in
bonds, but out-of-town members
thought if the Cumberland Compa
ny was damaged here it might make
them pay the freight.
Fruit Crop Killed Off.
The largest shipment of cabbage
plants ever sent to Bolivar has been
received by Messrs. Moore, New
bern and Dickens fifty baskets,
containing 50,000 plants. These
gentlemen are experimenting in
truck farming, and lost their plants
by rain, hence the above order. The
white frosts last week killed all
hopes of a fruit crop. Tempera
ture 27 on the 25 th.
Raise' In Tfajres.
Boadmaster Thomas Maney, of
the Louisville & Nashville railroad,
has issued a letter to section fore
men stating that, beginning April
1, all section foremen and hands
on the Memphis, Clarksville and
Princeton, and Clarksville Mineral
branches of the Louisville & Nash
ville will receive a substantial in
crease in wages. Foremen who
now get $40 per month will be given
$42.50, and 10 cents per day will be
added to the wages of the hands,
so that they will get $1 and $1.10.
Beat Old Negro to Death.
Will Jones has been jailed at
Murfreesboro for beating John
Fletcher, an old negro, to death with
an ax. Jones admits the crime, but
gives no reason for committing it.
Fletcher was a bachelor and lived
alone in a cabin. There he wa3
New Rural Carriers.
Five new rural free delivery
routes will be started out of Hunt
ingdon at once. The following
have been appointed carriers on the
routes: J. W. Barrow, route No.
1 ; J. F. Walters, No. 2 ; S. J. Cham
bers, No. 3; II. D. Lee, No. 4; J.
W. Blair, No. 5.
Kuklux at Jackaboro.
News reached the sheriif's office
at McMinnville last week to the
effect that a man and his wife
named Swanger, living near Jacks
boro, in the Eleventh district of
Warren county, were visited b' ku
klux and badly beaten. No arrests
have vet been made.
L. H. Wright & Co., Macon, Ga.,
were last week awarded the contract
for building the Bonair extension,
about seven miles of the Nashville,
Chattanooga & St. Louis railway.
The extension will open valuable
mineral and timber lands.
Small Boy Robbed Store.
The store of J. H. Johnson &
Co., at Jackson, was "robbed last
week of about $200. Osmer Dur
rer, a little negro, was arrested and
about $175 of the money was re
covered. He had buried most of it
in some rubbish in the basement of
the store. The youthful prisoner
is in jail.
Chattanooga Cost Suit.
The Hamilton county finance
committee has employed R. H.
Cooke and Chap. R. Evans, both
ex-county attorneys, to-assist Coun
ty Attorney Cummins in the suit
brought by the justices, of the peace
and officers to collect the costs dis
allowed by the circuit judge and at-torne--general.
On account of
the importance' of the case, it was
deemed expedient to take this step.
The hearing of the case on demurrer
will come up in a short time.
SLEEPING HERSELF TO DEATH.
Peculiar Caae of Bessie Kneeht svt
Salt Lake, I'tah, Who Haa Slept
1 Salt Lake, Utah, March 30. Physi
cians of this city, more particularly
those attached to the staff of Holy
Cross hospital, are at a loss to ac
count for the condition of Miss Bes
sie Knecht, 22 years of age, who for
the past 28 days has been asleep. Din
ing that time the young lady has not
spoken a word nor had, to all ap
pearances, a waking moment. After
the first week jf her long slumbei
she was taken from the home of her
parents in this city and removed to
the hospital, where, despite numer
ous efforts on the part of the physi
cians to arouse her, her condition re
mains unchanged. She lies with closed
eyes, breathing naturally day after
day and night after night. At long
intervals she raises her eyelids a lit
tle but never opens them. When
tapped on the forehead she is seem
ingly annoyed, but gives no other evi
dence of consciousness. She is fed at
suitable intervals with liquid food
which she swallows automatically
when it is poured down her throat,
but in spite of this nourishment she
is gradually wasting away. The phy
sicians believe that should her pres
ent condition continue sl-.e will pass
from sleep to death through the ex
haustion of the vital forces.
BAD WRECK ON THE ERIE.
Fast "West -Bound w York and
Cleveland Express Derailed
Near Corrj-, Pa.
Cleveland, O., March 30. The fast
west-bound New York and Cleveland
express train on the fcrie road, due
in this city at 12:40 p. m., was de
railed at Concord, near Corry, Pa.,
while running at a reduced rate of
speed early Monday morning. So far
as reported to the headquarters of
the Erie company in this city, no pas
sengers were killed or seriously in
jured, although everyone on the train
was severely shaken up and a few
sustained bruises. The cause of the
accident is not yet known. The en
gine and cars all left the track, ex
cept the. rear Pullman. None of the
coaches turned over, however, except
the forward express car. The latter
is lying partially tipped over on an
THE TREATY WITH CUBA.
Ratifications of the Cohan Reciproc
ity Treatr o te Exchanged
Washington, March 30. Ratifica
tions of the Cuban reciprocity treaty
will be exchanged at the state depirt
ment Tuesday morning. Monday
Senor Quesada, the Cuban minister,
called upon Secretary Hay and offi
cially notified him of the ratification
of the treaty by the Cuban senate as
reported in the news dispatches. As
there is only one copy of the treaty
in Washington, the other being en
route from Havana, the exchange of
ratifications will be eonstruetive,rath
er than actual, Secretary Hay accept
ing as sufficient the assurance that
the Cuban copy has been dispatched
No date has been set for the as
sembling of congress to take action
on the treaty.
N. K. FAIRBANKS' FUNERAL.
Remains of the Departed Millionaire
Interred in Graceland
Chicago, March 30. The funeral of
N. K. Fairbanks was held, Monday,
at his late residence in this city. The
ceremonies, which were private, were
conducted by Rev. J. Harrison
Knowles, of Trinity parish, New
York. Mr. Fairbanks' four sons, Kel
logg, Dexter, Wallace and Livingston,
his son-in-law, Benjamin Carpenter,
and his nephew, Beckman Graham,
acted as pall-bearers. Interment was
TRAIN JUMPED A SWITCH.
Traffic Completely Blocked on the
iyonthern Pacific toy the De
railing: of a Frelarht.
Toano, Ner., March .30. A double
header west-bound freight on the
Southern Pacific jumped a switch
while pulling into the yards at Fene
lon, Sunday afternoon, and as a re
sult traffic has been completely
blocked since then. Both engines
went into the ditch and half a doen
cars piled on top, tearing up and
blocking the tracks so badly that it
was necessary to build around the
wreck for a distance of 200 feet. No
one was hurt.
FUNDS FOR THE PHILIPPINES.
Warrant for Three Million Dollars
Siarned by the Secretary of
Washington, March 30. The secre
tary of the treasury, Monday, signed
a warrant for $3,000,000 in favor of
the United States Guaranty Trust Co.
of New York for account of the treas
urer of the Philippine islands to cover
the appropriation for that amount
made at the last session of congress
for the relief of distress in the Phil
MIsmated Couple Killed.
Quincy, 111., March 30. James E.
Pearl and his wife, he colored and she
white, were driving a blind horse
across an electric railway track, Mon
day, when their "buggy was struck.by
a car running at full speed. They
were badly crushed and mangled, and
died at the hospital.
II I ffil 0
The Bells on the Great Cotton Mills
in Lowell, Mass., Failed to
Ring Monday Morning.
WE STREETS WERE ALMOST DESERTED.
rite Shat-Dowii the Result of m
Strike Order of the Textile Coun
cil to Enforce n Demand for a
Ten Per Cent. Increase In Wagrea
Lowell, Mass., March 30. For the
firsto time in many years on a work
ing day the bells on the great cotton
mills in this city were silent, Monday
morning, and the streets usually
marked by the hurry and bustle ol
thousands on their way to work were
still and almost deserted. Although
the shutdown of the seven plants af
fected by the strike order of the' tex
tile council, which was passed to en
force a demand for a ten per cent,
increase in wages, was issued Satur
day, its full effect was not apparent
until Monday. Absolute quiet pre
vailed in the section occupied by the
cotton factories. The period of in
activity, the duration of which can
not be definitely predicted, began
without a notable incident save per
haps the fact that a few men and
women who had started to finish up
some work in one or two of the mills
were turned back by committees
from the unions. Of the seven cor
porations which are shut down, four
had practically no help working. At
the Merrimac and at the Hamilton
plants the print works were not
closed. These departments are not
directly involved in the contest over
wages, but they are affected by the
suspension, and when the present
stock is.finished they will be forced
Sew Haven Hartford Rallroud
.Men Confer With President Hall.
New Haven, Conn., March 30. The
grievance committee of the trainmen
of the New York, New Haven & Hart
ford railroad went to the office of
President Hall, Monday, to resume
their conference with a committee of
the board of directors over the sched
ule of wages and general regulations
governing the work of the trainmen.
With the committee went Valentine
Fitzpatrick, representing the train
men's national brotherhood, Mho, by
an agreement reached Saturday with
President Hall, is to take part in the
discussion as counsel for the men.
Before the conference began mem
bers of the committee said they
would present a statement which
would summarize certain points on
which they have not yet been able to
come to an agreement with the road
officials. Questions of wages and
hours of work are included in these
FIVE STRIKERS ARRESTED.
They arc Charged With Participa
tion in a Murderous Assanlt.
Waterbury, Conn., March 30. Five
of the striking motermen and con
ductors of the Connecticut Railway
& Lighting Co. were arrested, Mon
day, on the charge of assault with in
ten to kill. They are accused of hav
ing been concerned in the attack on
a trolley car on the Waterville line
on February 2G, when one of the non
union emploj-es of the company was
beaten into insensibility and left ly
ing in the track of an approaching
car. The arrested men are Harry W.
Warran, Clifford Vandermark, David
C. Marsh, Edward B. Winnegar and
John McQuire. They were held with
out bail pending a hearing.
AVIl.li STRIKE IF THEY FAIL.
Miners Trylna- to Settle the Waa-e
Scale In Kentucky.
Louisville, Ky., March 30. The rep
resentatives of miners and operators
of western Kentucky who spent near
ly all of last week in an attempt to
settle the wage question for the com
ing year,resumed the conference Mon
day. The miners' wage scale, expires
at midnight Tuesday. If the joint
committees fail to reach a settlement
the miners say they will strike. They
ask for an increase of 14 per cent.,
but the operators are not willing to
concede this much.
WILL TRV ARBITRATION.
Buffalo Drjdock Men Return to
Work Pending Effort to Arbitrate.
Buffalo, N. Y-, March 30. About 900
men employed at the Buffalo Drydock
Co., who have been on strike for sev
eral days, have returned to work. The
trouble between the drydock com
pany and the men has-not been set
tled, but the men have agreed to re
turn while the troubles are being ad
justed by an arbitration committee.
Aajreed to a. Compromise.
Iron ton, O., March 30. Furnace
workers have agreed to accept the
proposition of the operators in the
Ironton district for an increase of 25
cents a day for -turn men and 15 cents
for laborers. The men had asked 15
Cotton Mills Closed Down.
Newmarket, N. H., March 30. The
cotton mills of the Newmarket Man
ufacturing Co. did not open Monday,
the management having ordered a
suspension cf work on account of a
dispute with the weavers about over
time work. Three hundred hands are
The British are buying cattl in
Texas for breeding in South Africa.
One man was killed and two fatally
wounded in a feud battle at Lee City,
Senator Vest, ef Missouri, is im
proving in health and is now abl to
ride about the capital
Gustavus Franklin Swift, president
of the Swift Packing Co., died in Chi
William Grimes, wanted." "it- S4.
Louis, for the murder of Nina Ray
mond, committed suicide.
II. B. Ksher, aged 24, said to be ft
Yale student, committed suicide tn
his room at the Hotel Manhattan in
New York city.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Milton E. Ailes will become vice-president
of the Riggs bank in Washing
ton. Twelve breweries in Pennsylvania
have decided to fight the strike of the
union men for higher wages to a fin
ish. At Winfield, Kas., two sisters, an
gered at their brother's drinking and
gambling, smashed two saloons while
searching for him.
Martin McGrath, a World's fair
teamster, was probably fatally
stabbed in the course of a fight at a
grading camp at St. Louis 6unday
Miss Alice Roosevelt, daughter of
the president, has been asked t
christen the Turkish cruiser Med
jidja when it is launched, at Philadel
phia in May.
George Edwards, the companion of
Joseph Currie, whose headless body
was found in a vault at Evansville,
Ind., has been arrested pending the
result of the investigation.
Gov. Ferguson of Oklahoma asks
the department of the interior to
make a complete investigation of tiie
charge of boodling among the officers
and legislators of the territory.
Lee Weigel, who cut his bride's
throat from ear to ear in a Texar
kana (Tex.) hotel last November, was
convicted of murder and sentenced to
serve a term of 99 years in the peni
tentiary. Immigrant arrivals at Ellis Island,
N. Y., Sunday, broke all previous rec
ords. Four thousand five hundred
men, women and children came in
from various European coimtries.
The original bow and stern of Ad
miral Dewey's flagship, which were
removed when the Olympia was re
built, will be used on the reproduction
of a battle ship, which is to be the
central figure of the navy's exhibit at
the World's fair.
Mrs. Nelson A. Miles, wife of the
lieutenant general, was taken very ill
with heart trouble at West Point mil
itary academy, where she was visiting
her son, Sherman Miles.
Henry Hoch and wife, on Sinday,
celebrated their golden wedding anni
versary at their home in Rock Hill,
St. Louis county, Mo. There were
present 125 guests, 47 of whom were
lineal descendants of the aged couple.
TWO MEN WERE KILLED.
Collision of Freight Trains on the
Erie Railrond Results In the
Loss of Two Lives.
AkronT O., March 30. A double
headed freight crashed into the ca
boose of another freight on the Erie,
in a cut near Ashland, early Monday
morning, derailing 15 cars and kuung
F. L. Seif and W. II. Winie, of Galion.
Nilfer Evans and Albert Weis, engi
neers of the rear train, were hurt, but
not seriously. The men killed were
the firemen on the engines of the rear
train. They, with the engineers,
jumped, but both of the firemen fell
under the train and were run over.
It is said the wreck was caused by
an operator displaying a wrong sig
A PLACE TO DRAW THE LINE.
"The Yonnjrer Brothers, Bank Rob
bers," Arrested at Council Bluff,
la., For Violating Sunday Law.
Chicago, March 30. A dispatch to
the Tribune from Council Bluffs, la.,
- A company of 15 which played "The
Younger Brothers, Bank Robbers,"
before a crowded house,Sunday night,
were arrested at the close of the per
formance for violation of the Sunday
law, upon information filed by mem
bers of the Woman's crusade against
The actors were released on ball.
DEATH RATHER THAN CHURCH
A , Fifteen-Year-Old Boy Commits
Suicide n.t Marine City, 3IIchn
Rather Than Go to Church.
Marine City, Mich., March 30. Ar
thur Wellhousen, a 15-year-old lad,
went to his room, Sunday morning,
after a heated argument with his par
ents as to whether he should go to
church. A shot was heard soon after
he went up and the boy was found
dead on his bed with a bullet through
his brain. It is believed he commit
LAID TO REST IN SCOTLAND.
Remains of Gen. Sir Hector MacDon
ald Given Early Interment
Edinburp, March 30. The body of
Maj.-Gen. Sir Hector MacDonald, who
killed himself at the Regina hotel, in
Paris, on We:lnesclaj was buried in
Dean cemetery here shortly after the
arrival of the London train at six
o'clock Monday morning. About 300
of the public were present. The peo
ple uncovered as the cortege passed
through the stret,t-
In the house Mr. Cleage introduced
a resolution authorizing the speaker
to report each day to the State treas
urer the names of absent members, so
that their per diem for such days as
they were absent might be withheld.
The resolution was adopted and
Speaker Tyson announced that he
would adhere strictly to the resolu
tion so long as it was in effect. It has
been difficult to maiitain a quorum
for several days, hence the resolution.
Mr. Collier introduced a resolution
which was adoDted. authorizing the
capltul commission to deliver to theN
Cossltt Library, Memphis, duplicate
volumes of State publications and
books now rotting in the capitol base
ment. . The committee to Investigate the of
fice of the adjutant-general submitted
a report showing the office to have
beei conducted in an orderly and eco
Several blll3 of minor importance
were introduced In the house, and
nothing of general interest transpired
in the senate.
The most important feature of the
proceedings of ten general assembly
was the house's action in tabling, al
most unanimously Senator Garrett's
anti-iisurance compact bill. The com
mittee met at noon and reported ad
versely on the bill, and the house ac
cepted its verdict. At the morning
sessioi of the senate Mr. Garrett in
troduced a bill repealing what is
known as the "resident agents law."
Under this law, fire, marine and fire
marine insurance companies or asso
ciations not In operation under the
laws of the State, are inhibited from
placing, writing or causing to be. writ
ten or placed contracts or policies of
insurance on property located in this
State otherwise than through resident
local agents. The Garrett bill is
backed by the Credit Men's Associa
tion of Nashville, and will precipitate
another hard fight.
Most of the time of the senate was
consumed in wrangling over the Mem
phis charter amendment bills, and
nothing of general iiterest was done
in the -house.
Immediately after the senate met
the no-screen saloon bill was taken up
as a special order. Amendments by
Mr. Bell making it apply only to retail
dealers and only on Suidays and elec
tions days were adopted, Mr. Adams,
the author, accepting the amendments.
Mr. Cox offered an amendment that it
should be a compliance with the act if
the interior of any saloon opening oi
the street is so arranged that the bar
or place of sale can be seen from the
street when the front door is open.
After a long discussion the amend
ment was adopted. Mr. Adams insist
iag that It virtually destroyed the ef
fect of the bill. The bill was then
passed 26 to 5.
So much time was consumed In the
senate In the consideration of the
above bill that little else was accom
plished, and nothing of a general in
terest. In the house the bill to establish a
State board of law examiners was tak
en up as a special order. Strong op
position to the bill Immediately de
veloped, but after tabling a substitute
offered as an amendment by Mr. Car
ter, it passed, 57 to 35, and a motion to
reconsider was tabled.
Messrs. Collier, Frazler and Sidwell
were appointed on the part of the
house to invite Wm. R. Hearst to ad
dress the general assembly.
New bills were introduced as fol
By Mr. Romine To amend the pub
lic school laws so as to provide for es
tablishment, malitenance and statis
tical reports of public schools.
By Mr. Maddox To regulate the
Bale of Texas, Mexican, Wyoming and
other Western stock in this State, and
to levy a tax on same.
By Mr. Tyson of Madison To regu
late the trial by circuit judges of cases
tried by them without the intervention
of a jury and appeals from judgments
rendered there! a.
The resolution authorizing the ap
pointment of a committee of three to
investigate passenger and freight
rates in the State was adopted.
In the senate the Tharp bill prohib
iting the Illegal sale of liquor was
passed after considerable discussion.
The bill does not apply to licensed
dealers, but is aimed at bliid tigers
in towns where the four-mile law op
erates. The bill authorizing railroads to re
locate tracks (the Illinois Central bill)
was then taken up. Mr. Hancock
wanted Memphis excepted from the
provisions of the bill, but Mr. Kim
brough said he also represented Shel
by county, and wanted Memphis in
cluded. Mr. Hancock said the pass
iig of such a bill would ruin Memphis.
Mr. Cox favored the bill. Mr. Rice
went into detail, explaining why it
was especially desired that the bill
should apply to Memphis. Mr. Nor
lieet opposed an amendment, except
ing Shelby county. The amendment
was tabled. The bill wa3 then
After this, a wrangle came up be
tween Senators Norfleet aid Hancock
over the Memphis measures, which.
after considerable discussion, wwm
Eiade a special order for a particular
day of next week. ,
The following bills of general In
terest were introduced:
By Mr. Garrett (by request) To fix
hours for a day's work under all coa-.
tracts for mechanical work.
By Mr. Bell To amend an act to
prohibit the importation of Johnsoa
grass, so as to prohibit sowing of seed
or planting roots of this grass.
By Mr. Garrett To secure compe
tition In rates on fire and fire-marine
insurance by allowing the placing of
insurance In companies not operating
In the State. The insured shall, how
ever, pay a fee of $1 to the insurance
commissioner and also the 2 per
cent, oa gross premiums paid.
By Mr. Bell To amend the uniform
text book law by putting special tax
levies for school purposes under con
trol of school officials.
By Mr. Adams To prohibit land
grants in the State. They shall bo
sold. Lands in river bottoms are ex
ercpted. By Messrs. Norfleet, Hancock and
KImbrough To authorize Tennessee
to accept a trust' left by Wm. A. Good
wyn of Nashville to the Goodwya In
stitute. By Mr. Norfleet To appropriate
$75,000 to aid In establishing an indus
trial and training school in Shelby,
By Mr. Erwln To amend the law
providing for privilege tax assess
ments on foreign corporatloas by fix
ing the fees to be paid the secretary
In the house many bills of a local
nature were Introduced and quite a
number passed third reading, but
nothing of geaeral Interest transpired.
After elimiaating two sections, the
senate passed the Romine bill from
the house, providing for the submis
sion of proposed constitutional amend
ments to popular vote at the Novem
ber election, 1905. The bill as amend
3$ provides for making the terms of
the goveraor, comptroller and treasur
er four years; the terms of sheriffs,
trustees and registers four years; au
thorizing the legislature to pass local
road, fence and stock laws; authoriz
ing counties and municipalities to ex
empt new manufacturing enterprisea
from taxation for not exceeding ten
years; limits the iadebtedness of
counties and municipalities to 10 per
cent, of assessed taxable values. The
sections stricken out were those au
thorizing the legislature to consolidate
circuit and chancery courts and also
permitting couaties and municipalities
to levy special assessments for local
The bill now goes back to the house
New senate bills of general Interest
By Mr. Hancock To protect per
sons, associations and unions with
reference to names, seals, labels, etc.
It provides a fine not exceeding $100
or three months imprisonment for vio
lations. By Mr. Cooper To make payment
of special Internal revenue tax prima
facie evidence in prosecutions for vio
lations of four-mile law.
By Mr. Stewart To make the law
requiring payment of poll tax a quali
fication for voting apply to primary
The speaker announced the appoint
ment of Messrs. Jones and KImbrough
on the part of the senate to invite
Hon. William R. Hearst of New York
to address the general assembly.
The senate passed the bill appro
priating $75,000 for the establishment
of an industrial school in Shelby
county by a vote of 66 to 18.
New bills in the house were as fol
lows: By Mr. Cooper To amend the act
creating a railroad commission by
placing the duties upon the governor,
secretary of State, and State treas
urer. By Mr. Romine To authorize the
probate of deeds and other instru
meats for registration before notaries
public in like manner as before county
court clerks. '
By Mr. Peay To enable persons
owning property and insurable inter
ests therein to secure fire insurance
thereon at fair competitive premiums.
By -Mr. Wilson To make it a mis
demeaaor to leave open wells exposed
on unlnclosed property.
By Mr. Nolan To require prison
made goods to have a stamp or label
showing place of manufacture.
By Mr. Thomason To permit sil
versmiths and other artisans to dis
pose of repaired articles after five
House bills on third reading:
To empower county courts to elect
a trustee to succeed any trustee who
dies, resigns or moves. Passed.
To authorize towns of from 2,000
to 5,000 population to issue bonds for
waterworks and electric light pur
The bill to put attorneys-general
back on fees came up and provoked
animated discussion. Mr. Jetton said
figures had been preseated to show
that the State was losing $23,000 a
year under the present law, but the
counties were saving thousands upon
thousands of dollars. The bill failed
for the want of a constitutional major
ity yeas 45, nays 40. Hickman
changed his vote in time to enter a
moMoa to reconsider.