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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 190":$.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
Crop Conditions in Tennessee.
The United States Department of
Agriculture in a review of crops and
crop conditions in Tennessee for the
week ending Monday, April 20,
among other tilings, says:
The cold, damp weather wraith
prevailed during the first half of the
veek, greatly delayed farming opera
tions, which were alreadj- much later
than usual, and but little plowing
or planting was done previous to the
17th, when more favorable condi
tions of warmth and sunshine suc
ceeded, and farmers took advantage
of this interval to push forward the
work of planting corn and cotton,
and of plowing where the condition
bf the soil permitted. Karly plant
ed corn is coming up slowly ; some of
it will have to be -.replanted, owing
to rotting. Wheat prospects were
never better at this time of the year,
except some on lowlands which looks
yellow, affected by cold and damp
conditions ; other, small grains are
doing well; spring oats are coming
up well. In the western division,
tomato plants are reported thrifty,
some have been set out, and an in
creased area for this and other mar
ket vegetables is being prepared.
Strawberries are beginning to
ripen and the crop is reported fairly
good. Irish potatoes are coming up
well. Tobacco plants are healthy
and plentiful. Early fruits are re
ported considerably injured; apples
have better prospects. Clover and
other grasses are growing well.
Light frosts appeared on the
morning of the 18th, but did little
or no damage.
WEST Kit X SECT J OX.
I Benton First part of week cold,
damp and unfavorable for farm
work; tobacco plants looking well.
Carroll Unfavorable for farming
ing to 17th,- when more pleasant
weather succeeded; vegetation slow
Chester Cool and rainy; farm
work 'greath' delayed and plant
growth checked by cold weather.
Fa-ette Wet, cold and very dis
agreeable: very little corn planted;
potatoes up; strawberries ripening.
Gibson Corn coming up slowly;
tomato plants thrifty and ready to
set; upland wheat looks well.
Hardin Cool and cloudy; very
little work being done; high waters
iiooded much bottom land.
, Henderson Cold, cloudy and
damp to 17th, then fair and warm
er: plowing advanced; sonic cotton
McXairy Cool, cloudy and unfa
vorable fr germination of coin and
cotton; farm work later than usual.
Obion First four days cold and
wet, last two days corn and cotton
planting" rushed ; wheat improving.
Weakley Farmers mostly done
planting corn; favorable for wheat;
good prospect for apples.
Tennessee National Banks.
The latest abstract of the condi
tion of Tennessee national banks
made by the comptroller of the cur
rency gives most significant indica
tion of the financial growth of the
State. The latest abstract is for
April P. A comparison with that of
April 30 of the previous year shows
an increase in resources of $8,353,
t.'6.8'2, the resources this month be
ing $56,222,438.39. Individual de
posits also give evidence of the pros
perity of Tennessee, aggregating
$31,081,000.89, a gain of $4,255,
M4.76 in a vear. The gold on hand
is $1,227,462 and total specie $2,
071.28fi.75. National bank notes to
the eum of $3,507,682 have been is
sued by the Tennessee banks. The
surplus funds of the banks have been
increased to $1,914,350.89 and the
individual profits to $1,372,529.59.
Adjutant-General Hannah expects
to muster five new companies into
the National Guard within the next
few weeks. These, with the old
companies, will enable him to form
three regiments, and he plans to hold
an encampment of all the troops at
Chickamauga in June. The troops
of Georgia and Alabama are expect
ed to be at Chickamauga.
Storm in Benton County.
A considerable wind and electrical
form passed over Benton county
la?t week. The kitchen and dining
room of M. C. Cole, who lives in the
Third district, was blown down.
Much damage was done io timber
The postoffice building in Hill
City, a suburb of Chattanooga, was
wrecked last week by an explosion
of 'acetyl ine gis while the generator
was being refilled. John C. Knocd
ler, the plumber in charge of the
work, and Sam Thomas, a negro
janitor, were badly burned and oth
erwise injured. The building was
occupied by the postoffice, the drug
etore of S. W. Ault and secret society
Gen. Jackson's Will Probated.
The will of Gen. William II. Jack
son, of Belle Meade, who died a few
days ago, was filed for probate in the
Davidson county court last week.
All of the furniture and pictures in
his room, the pair of horses used by
him at the time of his death, also
several vehicles and sets of harness,
are left to his daughter, Mrs. Sallia
Jackson Elliston. To" his son, Wil
liam II. Jackson, Jr., who is mAde
sole executor without bond,- is li'ft
all the balance of the estate, rer,
personal and mixed, including
choses in action.
Through headquarters for District
Xo. 19, United Mine Workers of
America, the fact was made public
last week that five of the largest coal
companies at Jellico had voluntarily
granted a 10 per cent, increase in
wages to their employes. Notices
were posted at the mines that the
increase is to date from April 1. 'So
far only about 1,500 men are affect
ed, but United Mine Workers' offi
cials believe that all mines at Jelli
co and several at Coal Creek, will
voluntarily make the same advance.
Gulf & Chicago.
Secretary of State Morton last
week granted a charter to the Gulf
& Chicago Railroad Company, a line
being projected from a point near
Jackson. Madison county, to a point
on t lie boundary line between Ten
nessee and Mississsippi. in Harde
man county. The capital stock is
$50,000. this is believed to be an
Illinois Central project.
rians were set on foot at Nash
ville last week for a celebration of
the Wesley bicentenary, to begin on
the first Sunday in June and con
tinue until the second Sunday, with
appropriate services each da One
object of the celebration is to inau
gurate a movement for the establish
ment in Nashville of a AVesley me
Shot in Eye.
Will Jackson and Ora Hastings
who live in the eastern portion of
Weakley county in district No. 1,
were pitching dollars last week, and
had a falling out over the game.
They pulled out their pistols and
began firing. Jackson killing Has
tings by shooting him in the eye.
Jackson is gone and has not been
World's Fair Association.
Committees from the Nashville
Chamber of Commerce, and the Re
tail Merchants' Association, at a
meeting last week, decided to or
ganize the . Tennessee-St. Louis
World's Fair Exhibit Association.
An effort will be. made to raise $G0,
000 by popular subscription to sup
plement the State appropriation.
Tn the Federal Court at Nashville
last week, Frank AVhittakcr, the
Putnam county moonshiner, who
took part in the battle in which Dep
uties Price and Mackey were so bad
ly wounded, was sentenced to four
years' imprisonment and to pay fines
Gnats on Rampage.
Buffalo gnats have appeared in
(he Troy vicinity in such large
numbers that farmers have been
compelled to stop plowing, and
many teams have been taken off the
Passed the Examination.
Booth McKinney, of KuoxviHe,
successfully passed an examination
to Annapolis. " He is a son of Mrs.
Annie Booth McKinney, a talented
writer and literary woman of that
The commencement exercises of
the S. AY. B. University, at Jackson,
have been announced for June 4.
L. L. Fonville, of Dyer, has been
awarded the first honor for t he class
of 1903, and will be valedictorian.
D. C. Warden, of Halls, received sec
ond honor as salutatorian.
New Depot for Paris.
The Nashville. Chattanooga & St.
Louis Railway is constructing a new
frame freight depot at Faris. The
new brick passenger depot has just
been completed, and when the build
ing now being constructed is com
pleted the two will add very much to
the beautv of the town.
Shipment of Fluorspar.
Seven carloads of fluorspar were
shipped last week to St. Louis from,
the Tennessee Fluorspar Company's
mines in Smith county.
Electric Plant Burns.
The Henderson electric light
plant, owned by Mayor T. B. Harde
man and AY. J. Ozier, burned last
week. The cause of the fire is un
known. The loss is great to the
own Pi, nd the town will be thrown
into darkness indefinitely.
Masked men robbed a drug- store at
St. Joseph, Mo., and secured $300.
Fourteen hundred members were
enrolled at Illinois State Teachers'
association at Sycamore.
The De' Forest system of -wireless
telegraphy has been installed on the
St. Louis World's fair site.
Gen. Maximo Gomez is expected to
arrive in St. Louis, from Havana, in
time for the World's fair dedication.
Ten alleged "get-rick-quick" con
cerns were raided in Chicago, and the
reputed proprietor of all of them ar
rested. A sharp advance in the price of
beef and mutton has been noted and
the dealers declare that the advance
is to continue.
St. Louis detectives are rounding
up all known crooks, and will endeav
or to keep them out of mischief dur
ing the dedication period.
Lieut.-Gov. Lee was before the St.
Louis grand jury one hour and a
quarter, Friday, and his testimony, it
it believed, will result in more indict
ments. Andrew Carnegie, just before his de
parture for Europe, announced the
gift of $1,500,000 for a permanent
building- for The Hague court of ar
bitration. From the Russia embassy in Wash
ington comes the assurance that
nothing a ill be done to affect injuri
ously the interests of the United
States in Manchuria.
Senator Shelby M. Cullom, of Illi
nois; suffered a slight fainting- attack
at Springfield, Friday, which caused
the circulation of an exciting- rumor
that he was dying.
Circuit Attorney Folk of St. Louis
is determined that Col. William II.
Phelps shall appear before the St.
Louis body if he can find a sheriff
who will serve a subpoena on him.
The Missouri, Kansas fc Texas mil
road lias been completed ami the first
train ran into Georgetown, Tex., Fri
day. The last spike was driven in the
presence of several hundred people.
Gen. Pleasant Porter, of Muscogee,
T. T., chief of the Creek nation, and
Green McCurtain, of San Bois, I. T.,
chief of the Cherokee nation, have ac
cepted invitation to attend the St.
Louis World's fair dedication.
A six-and-a-half foot vein of coal
was struck on the Dud Thompson
land, six miles south of Harrisburg-,
111., near Carrier Mills, at a depth of
While prospecting- for zinc in the
southern part of Saline county, 111., a
ten-inch vein of silver and lead was
struck at a depth of ten feet, and is
g-aining- one inch in thickness to the
foot in depth.
The government authorities have
withdrawn 70,000 acres of timber land
which had been offered for allotment
in the Choctaw nation. The authori
ties found that scheming investors
had arranged to gel control of nearly
all of the timber and cheat the In
dians of their possessions.
FISHING FOR MORE TROUBLE.
John Most, the Anarchist, Getting;
Ills Fiery Tongue in Working
New York, April 23. Addressing a
meeting- of anarchists in this city last
nig-ht, John Most, who was recently
released after having served a term
of imprisonment on BlackweH'sIsh.nd,
declared that John Mitchell was
either a fool or a knave for not
snubbing the anthracite strike com
mission. "As to kings," he said "there is an
idiot for a king. In Italy the. ghosts
of popes play high jinks, but what is
a pope compared to a Malatcsa or a
Bresi. Anarchists are the only pure,
noble, gentle and high-minded people
in the world."
Justice While Yon Walt.
Lexington.Ky ..April 23. The Louis
ville & Nashville train to Maysville
was held ten minutes here Saturday
while Louis Lunsford, a passenger
who got into a fight on the train, was
arrested, taken to a stationhouse,
tried, fined, paid the fine and was al
lowed to leave for home.
It Had a Bad Flavor.
Harrisburg-, Fa., April 25. Got.
Pcnnypacker has vetoed h ?!! fe
ceutJr piBd vv "hs legislature reg
ulating the manufacture and sale of
alum baking powder. The governor
detected a flavor- in the measure that
smacked of improper influence.
The Post Office at Ferguson, Mo.f
Raided and the Safe Looted
ESCAPED WITH BOOTY UNDER FIRE.
They Only Got Aboat f ISO, Includ
ing Money and Stamps, While the
Diimaicr to the Post Office and
Adjoining Bulldlnff Will Amoant
to Nearly 500.
St. Louis, April 25. Three robbers,
who blew the safe in the post office
at Ferguson, St. Louis county, at 2:30
Saturday morning, and escaped on
foot after a running fight with citi
zens led by Mayor Reed, are being
soug-ht' by a special posse in St. Louis
county, the St. Louis police force, and
every sheriff within 200 miles.
Mlgrhty Poor Shooting-.'
Immediately after the fight, in
which 200 shots were fired, without
injury to either robbers or citizens,
Mayor Reed telephoned Night Chief
Gillaspie in St. Louis and reported the
All St. Louis districts were notified
and the word sent to each policeman
as he reported, and men sent to each
of the railroad stations and to all
wagon roads and street car lines en
tering St. Louis to watch for men
who might answer to the vague de
scriptions of the men implicated in
All Sheriff Notified.
Special notices were sent without
loss of time to all sheriffs of adjoin
ing counties, ami to Sheriff Henken
of St. Louis county, and every effort
made to hedge Ihe men in.
The booty from their daring rob
bery and grim fight to escape from
the officers and citizens amounted to
I'MTEII STATES MONITOR "ARKANS
$130 in cash and stamps to the value
of about $20.
The damage to the post office from
the terrific explosion was about $130;
that to the three-story brick building",
the larg-est in Fergiison, was about
$300. The walls were cracked, and
every window in the building- shat
tered. Explosion Aronaed Sleeping- Town.
The explosion was sufficient to
arouse every resident of Ferguson.
Joe Smith, night operator at the Wa
bash depot, across the street from
the post office, and W. C. Wack, who
was at the depot with liim, were the
first to realize what had occurred.
When they came from the depot
they found the street liglit out, and
they at once thought of the post of
fice, and kept a close watch on the
A few moments later they saw a
man come from the post oftice and
they hailed him. The answer was a
Sent Shot tor Shot.
They answered in the same way,
and the rojber was joined by his
companions from the building-!
Smith and Wack were joined at
once by Mayor Reed and Marshal
Gras, who has been aroused by the
explosion and were hastening- toward
the post oftice.
Other citizens eame at once, .and
the shooting became g-eneral.
The robbers were in the dark shad
ows of the building", and the citizens
could not see how many there were,
and as a constant fire was kept up
they did not think best to close in.
The Robbein Escaped.
After some minutes of battle the
robbers fought their way to a road
leading" from Ferguson toward St.
Louis, and were lost sight of in the
The Ferg-uson officers do not know
whether they had means for travel
Marshal Gras recognized the men as
three suspicious characters he had
escorted beyond the city limits late
the night before.
Gen. - n I ti St. Lonlx.
B. Louis, April 23. BrigGen. Fred
D. Grant and Mrs. Grant arrived at
St- Louis, Friday, from San Antonio,
Tex. Gen. Grant has been detailed
to command a portion of the troops
participating' in the World's fair dedication.
THE MONITOR ARKANSAS.
The Visit of the Marine Moaater tm
St. LonU Recalls the Fate of
St. Louis, April 25. The visit to St.
Louis of the monitor Arkansas, which
is expected to reach the city Sunday,
recalls the terrific fight of the ves
sel's namesake with the Fssex, the
union g-unboat, during the sieg-e of
Vicksburg, in 1862, when the original
Arkansas, in the thick of the fight,
when defeat was certain, was sunk
by her own men.
There are two men living in St.
Louis who participated in the mem
orable battle. They are Capt, John C.
Parker and llenry J. Lyda.
Capt. Farker was an officer on
board the Essex, and is one of the
few living survivors of the crew of
that vessel. He witnessed the figbt
from the time the Arkansas ran past
Vicksburg- between lines of union
ships, when the union forces were
afraid to fire for fear of injuring
their own vessels, to the time when
the Arkansas and the Essex grappled
in a bend of the river above Baton
Rouge, and the fight was ended by
the blowing- up and sinking of the
Mr. Lyda was a sailor on board the
Essex and saw the Arkansas go down.
He shared, with other members of
the crew, the $30,000 voted by con
gress for the destruction of the con
federate ram. He has been drawing
a pension for 40 years, and is believed
to bo one of the oldest pensioners on
The monitor will rest at Kennett
Castle, 12 miles down the river, below
Jefferson barracks, Saturday night.
Sunday morning- after the sun has
cleared away the mists of the river,
the sturdy craft will again breast the
current of the Mississippi and steam
to Jefferson ba racks, where Congress-
man Bartholdt and the receiving par
ti will board her.
By noon anchor will have been cast
in the Mississippi off the foot of Olive
street, and the boat will be open for
A TRAGIC MYSTERY.
Herman Metz, an Illinois Hermit,
Killed, and His Body Muti
lated by Hogs.
St. Louis, April 23. Herman Metz,
aged 63, was found dead in his or
chard, four miles southeast of Ed
wardsville, 11L, at seven o'clock Fri
Blood on the floor of the hermit's
farmhouse and the disarrangement
of the furniture indicate that Metz
may have been attacked in his house
and his bodj' dragged out into the
The body "had been mutilated b3'
hogs, and the cause of death could
not be determined.
The coroner's jury decided that he
came to his death from "unknown
canses," and it will be left for the
Madison county grand jury to at
tempt to solve the tragic mystery.
NO MORE HE'LL LOOP THE LOOP
Homer Croutsea, I'nderstudy mt
Dinvolo, Fatally Injured at
St. Louis, April 25. Homer Crout
zen, aged 25 years, an understudy of
Diavolo, the loop-the-loop bicycle rid
er with the Forepaug-h-Sells show,
while practising, Saturday morning,
swerved to the right and ran off the
track at the highest point, and was
hurled a distance of thirty or forty
feet, striking his head on a stake and
fracturing- his skull. He was taken
to St. Mary's infirmary, w-here he lies
in a critical condition, his recovery
being considered almost impossible.
Little Bock, Ark., April 23. Gov
Davis has signed an act of the legisla
ture making it unlawful for non-resi
dents of the state to hunt or fish at
an- fecason of the year in Arkansas.
The acts gofs into effect at onpe.
Madrid, April 25. Advices from
Morocco say the consuls at Tetuan
and Ceuta have warned" the foreign
residents to be ready to leave, at a
Russia's Latest Demand on China b
No Surprise to the German
NO GERMAN INTERESTS ARE INVOLVED.
Belief In Berlin that Vnited State
and British "Open Door" De
mands of Rnssla Will be Diplo
matically Bruhed Aside by tlie
Russian Korelarn Oftice.
Berlin, April 25. Bussia's latest de
mands on China are no surprise to the
German government. Some indications
even exist that the foreign oftice here
was privy to Bussia's purposes in ad
vance and expressed indifference to
them. This is in exact accord with
the policy to resist Russia in nothing
in which she is really in earnest. The
constant expression in government
quarters concerning- Manchuria ever
since Chancellor Von Buelow's declar
ations in the reichstag, two years ago,
has been that Germany has no in
terests there and hence that Germany
is simply in a position of calm ob
servance. Von Buelow might find it
consistent with this attitude to join
with other powers in expressing the
hope that trade will have freedom in
Manchuria. Bussia would not object
to Germany's participation in such
representation. What Germany will
not do is to join in any energetic
pressure at Pekin to prevent China
from yielding- on every point. The ex
pectation! here is that all kinds of
written protests, from Great Britain
and the United States especially, will
be lodged at the Bussian foreign of
fice and that these will be replied to
with ample courtesy and reasonable
ness, but that the correspondence will
be. the only satisfaction the United
States and Great Britain will get for
their open. door demands. Germany is
reconciled to Russian mastery in Man
churia. COVKIHMED FROM TOKIO.
The Japanese .Minister In London
Advised of Russian Demands.
London,April 25. Viscount Hayashi,
the Japanese minister here, has re
ceived a cablegram from the govern
ment at Tokio fully confirming the re
ports of the Russian demands regard
ing- Manchuria. The minister ex
pressed the opinion that they were
entirely opposed to the policy of the
open door, but he added that he was
not yet in a position to say what ac
tion would be taken by the interested
DISClSKD AT WASHrXGTO.1.
The Belief Kxpresscd that Man
churia is Lost to China.
Washington, April 25. The Japa
nese minister, Mr. Takahira, and
Karon Von Sternberg called upon
Secretary Hay Saturday and it is be
lieved that the Manchuri'an question
was discussed. Secretary Hay has no
advices from St. Petersburg or Lon
don, but it is expected that he will
shortly hear from the latter capital
through the ambassador here. These
onferences and exchanges are all
preliminary to the preparation of a
protest which i3 to be made against
the Bussian demands, but it is not
vet clear what form this will take.
The protest, however, must be di
rected not to Russia, but to China,
who will be warned that the nations
which sign the protest will not look
with favor on any action by China
that will alienate Chinese territory or
will confer special advantage on one
nation (meaning Bussia) over others.
The tone of the press advices from
the European capitals have done much
to depress officials here who have la
bored so long to preserve the integri
ty of China. It begins to appear to
them that Manchuria is hopelessly
lost to China, and the best that can
be done now is to save as much as
possible from the wreck and there
fore the effort will probably be made
to procure from Russia a binding
promise that the powers will not be
entirely deprived of the right to ex
ploit Manchuria commercially. It
may be possible to secure the opening
of one or two ports such as.was pro
posed in the pending" treaty between
China and the United States, which
will probably have to be amended in
view of these last developments.
THE GUESTS OF NEBRASKA.
President Roosevelt nnd I'arty Enjoying-
the Hospitality of the
Slate of Xebraska.
Lincoln, b., April 25. President
Roosevelt and party became the
guests of the state of Nebraska at
4:43 o'clock Saturday afternoon with
the arrival of their special train at
Alliance. Neb., and until the party
leaves the state. Tuesday morning,
the president will be accorded one of
the mot brilliant and hospitable re
ceptions ever given to a chief execu
tive in this state. At the first formal
stop, Saturday afternon, at Alliance,
Gen. Culver and a special reception
committee on behlf of Gov. Mickey,
welcomed the party to the state. It
is probable that at no other,point in
the state will so gTeat a stretch of
country be represented by visitors as
at Alliance! Many persons traveled
100 miles overland to see the presi
dent at the western Nebraska town.
President Roosevelt will spend one
hour and t5 minutes in Alliance.
Sailors Say They are Crowded.
New York, April 23. The men on
board the United States receiving
ship Columbia at the Brooklyn navy
yard are complaining- that 1,300 men
have been crowded into a space in
tended for 4o0-
Another Addition to the United States
Navy Successfully Launched
AN ARMORED CRUISER OF FIRST CLASS.
One of a Xfw Type, Corabininsr Tre
mendous llnttery Power with the
Speed of an Ocean Liner Daugh
ter of C!ov. PcnboUy of Colorado
Philadelphia, April 25. The armored
cruiser Colorado was launched, Sat
urday at Cramps ship yard in the
presence of a distinguished g-athering
of officials from Washington and the
state of Colorado, including" the en
tire congressional delegation. Miss
Cora May Peabody. daughter of Gov.
Peabody of Colorado, broke the bot
tle of wine on the prow of the cruiser
as she glided down the ways at 12:35,
and into the Delaware river. Miss
Tcabody was escorted to the christening-
stand by Charles If. Cramp, presi
dent of the Cramp Shipbuilding- Co,
and the fair sponsor was followed by
her father. Gov. Peabody, Mrs. Pea
body, James C. and Miss Jessie Pea
body. The WnshiiiKton Party.
The Washington party arrived here
at 11 o'clock and proceeded at once to
the ship yard. It included Assistant
Secretary Darling and Mrs. Darling,
Adnriitil and Mrs. Bowles, Admiral
and Mrs. Bradford, Admirals O'Neill,
Melville and Endicott and Mr. Cowles,
Commanders Southerland and Schroe
der. Click ib Bey, the Turkish minis
ter, and his two sons; Senor Biano, of
the Spanish legation; Capt. BoutekofT,
of the Russian legation, and Lieutcn-nnt-Coniniander
Takcshita of the Jap
anese legation, and Bepresentative
Miner, of Wisconsin.
(ticst At the Launching'.
Among the guests from Colorado
were: Mrs. Wright, wife of Mayor
Wright of Denver, and her daughters,
one of which, Boberta, recently chris
tened the cruiser Denver; Mr. and
Mrs.-.T. C. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Steinmetz, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. GFant,
Mr. Grant, Judge O. K. Lefevre and
Mrs. Lefevre, Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Welch, ex-Gov. Thomas and Mrs.
Mayor Weaver and other Philadel
phia offieals, were among those invit
ed. One of a tt Type.
The cruiser Colorado is of a new
class of xsels added to the Ameri
can navy. She is an armored cruiser
of the first class, yet she bears the
name of a state, an honor formerly
only accorded battleships. Coupled
with tremendous battery power she
has the speed of an ocean liner.
The vessel is 502 feet long, 59 feet 6
inches wide with a draught of 21 feet
6 inches. Her speed requirement calls
for 22 knots an hour for four con
secutive hours. She is fitted with
twin screws, twin triple expansion en
pines, which must develop 23,000 indi
cated horse power.
Improved Krupp Armor.
All of the armor is of the most im
proved Krupp type. The water line
region is guarded by a seven-and-a
half-foot, belt reaching- from bow to
stern. Amidships for a distance of
244 feet abreast the eng-ines, boilers
and magazines, the belt has a maxi
mum thickness of six inches. For
ward and aft this belt will have a uni
form thickness of 3'i inches. Five
inch armor will surround the six
inch trims at the four corners of the
superstructure on the main deck. The
four 8-inch guns are mounted on two
balanced turrets, with slanting- faces,
having ermor six and six and a half
inches thick. A belt of cellulose, ex
tending from bow to stern, above the
protective deck, will automatically
plug all shot, holes admitting the wa
The Vessel's FifshtinK I'orce.
Tlio fifrhiinf force of the Colorado
is centered principally in two bat
teries. She will carry a main oattery
of four uD-to-date S-inch and 14 six-
inch rapid-fire rifles, a secondary bat
tery of eighteen 4-pounders and
twelve 3-pounders and a supplemental
force of eight 1-pounuers, two neia
pieces, two machine guns and six au
tomatic guns for service on the
bridges and in the tops. The 8-inch
puns are designed to fire once every
50 seconds and the G-inch guns are ex
pected to fire three times a minute.
The contract price, of the Colorado
A Heavy Life Insurance Poller.
New York, April 25. A local life in
surance company, through its Phila
delphia agents, has just issued to Bod
man Wanamaker, son of John Wana
maker, a policy for $1,000,000. The
premium on the policy will be $30,
000 a year.
Guardian for Moses Fowler Chase.
Cincinnati, April 25. Judge Nippert
appointed Geo. Hoadley.as guardian
of the person and estate of Moses
Fowler Chase. A similar case for the
appointment of his father had been
previously set for Lafayette next
Would-Be Robbers Eaeapcd.
Frankfort, Ind., April 25. A posse
of citizens who were on the lookout
had a running pistol fight with six
would-be bank robbers early Satur
day morning. Many shots were fired
but the intruders escaped.
A IliRh-Priced Colt.
Lexincton, Ky- April 23. Edward
ZicgWr, ot oucinuaii, JiA purchased
from Milton Young- a three-year-old
colt by Imp. Mirthful, dam ZorliDp-,
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