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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1903.
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DEALING WITH THE DEVIL
How the Enemy of Man's Soul May
Be Made to Flee
Sermon by the "Highway and Byway' Preacher.
Text: 'Resist ifce dovil. and he will fie
from rou." James 4:7.
HIS is elorious as
surance to the buf
feted s-oul. Every
one is forced to
meet the devil
face to face, hut
too few have the
of see'ing1 his re
Only he who re
sists his attacks
has the joy of be
holding the undig-
liified flight of the
enemy of man's soul. Christ declared
that the devil was the father of liars,
and as such he is the progenitor of a
cowardly race. He is bold and fearless
hen the object of his attack hesitates
to .strike the defensive blow and yields
to his advance, but let determined re
biptr.nce be offered and soon the devil
is confused and in full and ignominious
retreat. The fleeing devil is the only
kind of a devil liod w ould have the soul
know. In the galleries of Heaven is
hung t he masterpiece of the ages show
ing the Son of (Jod watching the flee
ing form of the devil, while bright an
pels come hovering down t o minister to
II im aft er He has fait hf ully resisted his
attacks. Hut in the infernal regions,
where the devil reigns supreme, the
artist imps are twver permitted to
paint such scenes. It is a tabooed sub
ject. The devil, like a'great many peo
ple, never likes to look at himself as he
really is. He has preserved the picture
of the scene in the garden with his vic
tory over Adam and Eve, and all about
are hung paintings of his subsequent
triumphs Noah drunk, Moses angry
and arrogant; David, the adulterer and
murderer; Elijah fleeing before the
wrath of w icked Jezebel, and the long
list of other triumphs which he has
gained over the human race; but no
where can be found the wilderness
f-ceiie with Jesus resisting and utterly
routing the devil. The censorship has
been rigid, and the devil has kept his
forces busy expunging from the rec
ords the incidents wherein he has fig
nAX experiences so many of the vic
tories of the devil, and. witnesses so
few retreats, that he comes almost to
hold the view that the devil is irresisti
ble. Hut it is God's Word that the flight
of the devil is as certain as the resist
ance is determined. "Ilesist the devil,
and he will flee from you." The fleeing
devil is an encouraging and refreshing
picture to get before the soul. Let us
look long and earnestly at it. so that
its truth and meaning may be indelibly
impressed upon the heart. It is need
less to say that the fleeing devil is a
liefeated devil. Look at that retreating
form! Cowardice gives swiftness to
those flying feet. Ihe cringing out
lines of the figure betoken baseness
and despicable st ealt h. The blackness
which the devil always heads for when
in flight opens to . receive him and is
suggestive of foulness and destruction
and death. The devil never retreats
until he is defeated, but when he is
routed what a despicable creature he
is. Hut note another thing. The flee
ing devil is an unmasked devil. His
sheep's clothing never covers his hinder
parts. His disguise which makes him
appear as an angel of light is not am
ple enough to reach all about him.
When he caught a glimpse of one of
(Jod's angels and determined to have
garments cut after the same pattern
he forgot all about the back breadths
and feams, and his tailors, while care
fully following his instructions, were
able to make for him a garment which
was deceptive in appearance from the
front view, but which never has and
never can be made to meet and cover
behind. So the fleeing devil is an un
masked devil. From the front view he
looks like anything but the devil he is,
but get him on a run to the rear and he
is seen in his true light. The chameleon
changes itscolor to harmonize with the
object to which it is clinging, and the
devil has a similar ability. When the
soul meets him face to face it is hard to
penetrate the disguise and realize that
it is the devil and not some goodly and
desirable personage. Ht let resist
ance manfully assert itself and demand
to see the hinder parts, and the gentle
sheep that has come bleating to be
taken into the bosom and fondled and
cherished as a most desirable posses
sion is discovered to be the ugly, shag
gy gray wolf which would eat out the
THE reason a good many people dis
pute the existence of the devil is
because they have never seen him in
flight. He has so successfully identi
fied himself with conditions, and
things, and impulses, and desires, and
appetites, and ambitions that his per
sonality is obscured. But the fact of
the matter is that God and His Word
recognize and speak of him as a real
person from Genesis to Ilevelation,
and it is something more than an influ
ence or natural human tendency with
which the soul has to deal. Not only
must the reality of the devil be felt,
but the directions from which his
attacks are made must be clearly un
derstood. To be forewarned is to be
forearmed. Military success is always
dependent upon the knowledge of the
movements of the enemy and the point
at which the attack is to be made. To
be surprised is to be half defeated at
the very start. The attacks of the devil
by J. M. Edson.)
always come from any one or all of
three directions. By nay of the flesh
or the lower animal nature, by way of
the higher human nature or temporal
ambition, and by way of the religious
instincts or spiritual pride. Every
temptation which comes to man may
be classified under one of .these three
divisions. It is illustrated by the three
fold temptation of Jesus in the wilder
ness. It is with a conception of the
full scope of temptation which leads
John to write: "All that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the
eyes and the pride of life, is not of
the Father, but is of the w.orId."
The devil is a great general, even if
he is a coward and poltroon, and he ha
long since learned that the weakest
point is the place where victory is most
likely to be won. A great many people
willfully or carelessly refuse to recog
nize that they have a weakest point.
f UTt text is sugsrestive of the bat-
J tlefield. When the devil is around
it either means fight or surrender.
The devil never fights unless he has
to. His favorite method is to suggest
a truce at the very start. If the soul
consents, ho encamps on the spot and
immediately sets his snares which en
trap the soul-nnd bring it under his
power. James, who tells us to resist
the devil, in the opening portion of
his letter shows us how the devil
operates. He takes the matter up at
the point where the soul has entered
into a truce with the devil arid the
latter has camped on the spot. Then.
sa3-s Jame. "man is drawn awav of
his own lust, and enticed. Then,
when lust hath conceived, it bringeth
forth sin: and sin, when it is finished,
bringeth forth death." These words
describe accurately- the way in which
the devil wins his conquest over the
soul. The devil has come in the guise
of some temptation. Instead of im
mediate resistance and no parleying
the voice of the devil is listened to
as he pleads for a hearing. It is at
this point that temptation begins to
be sin. The devil, given his oppor
tunity, is not slow to hold up the
temptation in its most attractive
light. He coyers up the sting. He
makes it appear to be a thing great
ly to be desired. He works his spell
as he did in the garden with Eve and
makes the thing desired look' good
and wliolesome and delightful. Here
is where "man is drawn away of his
own lust and enticed," and it is only
a step farther to the full commission
of the deed and the complete victory
of the devil over the soul.
"Vies ts a monster of so friehtful mien,
As to be hatecf needs but to be .seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face.
We first endure, then pity, then embrace."
bove lines of I'oe is the-
)f James expressed
poetically", and shows the process by
which the soul is brought to final and
unconditional surrender. But if it is
a case of fight, let us go out to the
battlefield ami witness the conflict.
In Bimyan's Holy War, wherein the
author graphically describes the sub
jugation of the town of Mansoul by
the devil and its subsequent deliv
erance by Emmanuel, the sori of the
good and great King Shaddai. Capt.
Resistance is represented as standing
on the walls of the town to defend it
against the attack of the devil, and,
it is not until this brave defender
has been killed that the devil is able
to win his conquest over the town of
Mansoul. And how often this scene
is being reenactcii to-day. Ihe tow.n
of Mansoul attacked, Capt. Resist
ance, the only fighting man in the
place, goes out to give him battle.
If he be killed the town is absolutely
at the mercy of the enemy. Capt.
Resistance may be brave, he mar
fight hard, yea even desperately, but
if he is not properly equipped for the
conflict he will at last fall before the
"fiery darts of the Wicked One." Re
sistance must be intelligent to be ef
fectual. One must- understand the
degree and quality of resistance
which turns an attacking devil into a
fleeing devil. There is a resistance
which repels the devil, but does not
cause him to flee. He never shows?,
his back in such n case, but 'just
backs off face front and knows lie
has been delayed but not defeated.
The devil isn't made to tremble a bit
in the face of the resistance which
some people offer, for he is quick to
discover that it lacks the true stay
ing qualities. Man fails to- equij his
Capt. Resistance with the armor that
can protect and the sword which can
wound the devil and make him flee.
PAITII is the only armor which will
I turn tne poison uarts or The devil.
Without this shield in the hand,. Capt.
Resistance is sure to be killed sooner
or later. This is a bit of armor which
comes from God's workshop, and the
devil's most powerful guns have never
been known to penetrate it. To-day
when a ration produces a new and
powerful gun, the other nations seek
to construct armor for its ships and
forts which will offer safe and sure
resistance to its steel-pointed missiles.
Man has been experimenting for thou
sands of years to discover some armor
of his own manufacture which will
be able to turn the broadsides of the
devil, but up to the present time we
have never heard of any that was
strong enough to resist. Strange, is
it not, when this is true, that man
fails to equip himself with the simple
and light but impregnable armor of
faith, and to take the. Swerd of the
Spirit which is able to out the devil
asunder and make him flee? Resist
ance which fails to provide this shield
and this sword Is sure to prove unavail
ing. This Is the resistance which James
means when he declares: "Kesist the
devil and he will flee from you.M
ND when the soul has put the devil
o flight, it ought to keep him on
the run. Oh, if the saints who are in
Christ Jesus, and who know that it is
true that the only way to win victory
over the devil is to use the shield of
faith and the Sword of the Spirit,
would only keep the shield before them
and the sword in hand they w ould soon
have him driven into a comer, the
chains would be snapped upon hini and
Christ eurelv would come to reign,
The trouble is that the devil has not
run very far before the soul lavs aside
the shield and sheathes the sword, con
fident that victory is final and com
plete. But the discarded shield and
the encased sword act like a tonic upon
the nerves of the devil. lie is as sen
Fltive to such movements on th part
of the saints as the needle in the com
pass is conscious of the attraction of
the pole. He checks his hasty flight,
he takes new breath and fresh courage
and returns to renew the attack from
another quarter. The shield of faith
laid aside soon gathers rust and mold,
and the sword put into its scabbard
is a harmless weapon, and when the
attack comes the soul is taken off its
guard, and in the confusion the shield
nd sword are either forgotten alto
gether, or so much time has to be spent
in rubbing off the rust and unsheathing
the sword that the devil is given m
powerful advantage at the very start.
HAT would be thought of the
army which would fail to fortVfv
the camp and would carelessly" stack
its guns, when it knew that the en
emy was lurking about watching for
an 'Opportunity to strike a blow? It
woiuor oe supreme iony. it would in
vite sure defeat, and just condemna
tion upon the general who com
manded the army. And is not the soul
that fails to prepare for the attack
of the devil, who is constantly going
about seeking whom he may devour,
as worthy of condemnation? No
wonder the devil's victories are so
many! No wonder the Christian so
often is such a miserable spectacle
before the world! No wonder he
brings reproach upon the name of
Jesus Christ and Ills religion! No
wonder that the testimony of the
lips is not more powerful, when the
life behind the lips is made Eideous
with the defeats which the devil has
inflicted! Taul declared that the
Gospel of Jesus Christ "was the pow
er of God unto salvation," and it was
when Paul was bearing witness to
that Gospel by word and deed. But
every word which Paul spoke for his
Lord was backed up by that brave re
sistance against the invTard and out
ward attacks of the dvil which en
abled him to live a victorious life.
But the Christian who is not resisting'
the devil daily and hourly in inward
thought- and outward act. and compel
ling' him to flpp from him mitrht betS
ter shut his mouth and hide his light
under a bushel, for his life of defeat
will put the stamp of the lie upon his
testimony, and the world will refuse
ft' receive it.. Resist the devil before
you begin to confers the Christ. It
is the resisting saint who shines the
brightest and the farthest. The road
of resistance is the highway which
leads to the crow.n of life and the
place on the throne with Christ. The
brightest promises are given to those
who overcome, for the resistance
which the saints offer the devil are
the blows which are forging the
chains which will help to bind him
UR text is not only a declaration of
U fact, which has been reen forced by-
God's faithful children in all ages, but
its first clause is a command : "Resist
the devil!" It is in the imperative
mood. There is no weakening "if.
James might have said: "If you resist
the devil, he will flee from you." But
he does not. He bluntly tells you and
me to "resist the devil." That short,
plain comma'nd of three words defines
the onlv attitude of the soul towards
the devil. No compromise; no terms.
short of absolute and determined op
position. The people of the world and
a. good many Christians are in mor
tal terror of giving offense to the devil.
They like to handle him with gloves
and are careful to rub the fur the
right way in order not to rouse the
monster to raging- passion. But God's
command is: "Resist the devil," and
when you do God will take care of the
consequences, and it will not be long
before the devil is fleeing in terror.
The passive attitude of Christians is
contrary to the will and purpose of
God. and violates the spirit of His
Word. The words of Jesus: "Resist
not evil." might be quoted to disprove
this and to contradict the command
of our text, but if you will take the
painjs to read all the section of the
fifth chapter of Matthew, in which
these words occur, you will readily see
that they have their application in mat
ters of revenge and of persecution.
Those who have been demanding an
eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth,
are told to "resist not evil." But those
who. are beset by the devil and who
encounter the forces of evil at work.
in whatever form are commanded tc
"Resist the devil."
"There is a battle to be fought.
An upward ra.ee to run,
A crown of glory to be sought.
A victory to be won.
"The shield of faith repels the dart
That Satan's hand may throw:
His rrow cannot reach thy heart.
If Christ control the bow.
"Be strong then In the Lord of Hosts,
And in His mighty power.
The man who in the Savior trusts.
Is more than conqueror."
Every maji, whether he will or no,
is under inexorable obligation to God
and man. Rev. Dr. Monk.
BIG RIVER ON A BOOM
Rise at St. Louis on Sunday Marked
a Foot and a Half.
OYER SEVEN FEET ABOVE DANGER LINE
Two Hundred People Imprisoned on
Kearby Island With No Hope of Res
eat Steam or I'nable to Fas Un
der the Urldges, and Smaller
Craft Can't Breast Current.
St. Louis, June 7. Like a mill-race
the swollen Mississippi is surging
past St. Louis, with a stage of 36.9
feet at 7 o'clock tonight, a rise of
one and one-half feet since the same
hour last night. The government
forecast is that the rise will continue
rapid until midnight, and then for
the next two days the stage will
creep up slowly, probably reaching
38 feet, aid begin to recede.
Imprisoned on an Island.
No word was received today from
the 200 people imprisoned on a low
island at Black Walnut, northwest
from St. Louis about twenty-five miles,
and in peril of their lives from the
rising waters of the Missouri river,
Word was received last night that
at that time rescue must be effected
Immediately or they would probably
be swept away by morning. The river
has spread out arouid the island un
til it is a veritable sea with a swift
current, and, although every effort
has been made to reach them, noth
ing was accomplished today, and there
has been no means of communicat
ing with them.
Forced to Turn Back
Between Black Walnut and St. Louis
the Bellefontaine bridge stretches
across the Missouri, and the high
stage of the river precludes any large
steamer passing underneath. No
steamer is available at St. Charles to
go down the river after them. The
Spread Eagle, moored at Alton, 111.,
above St. Louis, was hurriedly manned
and started for the imperiled colony
late last night, but was forced to turn
back at the Bellefontaine bridge. A
private yacht at St. Louis was manied
with a company of policemen today
and started for Black Walnut, as the
craft sat low enough in the water to
pass all bridges.
Baffled by the Current.
But another factor had to be reck
oned with, and that was the swift cur
rent. All steam was turned on and
the yacht's screw churned the muddy
waters, but she made no headway
against the current, aid after vainly
stemming the flood for several hours
without making 100 yards the yacht
returned to shore and the venture
was abandoned. None of the large
river steamers in St. Louis harbor ca
pable of forcing their way with their
powerful engines against the mill
race current can pass uider Eads
bridge and Merchants' bridge, and
if they could the Bellefontaine bridge.
which is lower, would prevent them
reaching Black Walnut.
Black Walnut is located in a broad
and fertile valley of the Missouri, and
the land surrounding it is said to be
the richest land in the State. Aside
from the loss of life if such catastro
phe shall occur, the property loss
will be very heavy as the entire val
ley is under water and homes have
been washed away, farms destroyed
and stock drowned.
Reports of supposed loss of lif
have been received saying that per
sons have been seen to disappear,
but there is no proof that any oie
was drowned. Near Madison a dike
broke this afternoon and a wall of
water rushed through. Mrs. Anton,
clasping an infant in her arms, was,
according to the story of witnesses,
swept away and drowned.
There are reports of five employes
of the Americai Car and Foundry
works losing their lives.
Steamer for Black Walnut.
At 10 o'clock tonight a small steam
boat with a powerful propeller was
secured and hastily prepared for a
trip to Black Walnut to rescue the
people imperiled there. The steamer
swung out into the current and at
xmce began to make headway. The
steamer should have no difficulty in
reaching Black Walnut.
Levee Laborers Shy.
East St. Louis was unable to secure
enough met to work on the levee to
day. Men apparently needy refused
offers of 30 cents an hour to pile
sand bags on the levee. City officials,
citizens and even professional men,
sprang into the breach and worked
with a will to keep the water out
of the city, while crowds of men ap
parently needing employment stood
about and refused" all offers of work.
Police officers temporarily became
employment agents and invaded sa
loons to secure workmen, but, al
though the saloons were crowded, a
small percentage of the patrons were
willing to help protect the city.
Breaking of Records.
The flood stage tonight has broken
all high water records at St. Louis
since May 19, 1858, when the high
water mark was 37.5 feet. The high
est mark known here was reached
by the great flood of June 27, 1844,
when 41.4 was reached.
Earth to stem the threatened
breaks in railway levees in East St.
Louis was taken from the World's
Fair site today and an army of men
with wagons hurried it across the
bridge to strengthen the water bar
STEEL TRUST SCOOP.
Fifty Million Dollars to Be invested
Stockholm, June 7. The steel trust
has about concluded negotiations for
the purchase of one of the largest
and richest iron-producing tracts In
ana ncnest iron-proaucing tracts in
the world. The land is situated in!
Laplaid and $50,000,000 will be paid
for It. The Swedish government has
long had its eye on this property,
but was unable to bid against the
trust. Mr. Schwab practically com
pleted the deal while In Europe and
formal transfer will take place la a
WIRED OFF AT SING SING.1
Arthur Flanigan Electrocuted nt
Sing: Sins: Prison For the KtlUnar
of Keeper McGovern.
Ossining, X. Y., June 8. living
been twice reprieved by the governor,
Arthur Flanigan, a negro, was put to
death, Monday, in the electric chair
in Sing Sing prison. After the cur
rent has been turned on twice, Flani
gan was pronounced dead.
Arthur Flanigan killed Keeper
Hugh McGovern in the prison at
tached to the West Fifty-fourth
Street police court, New York. He
and another negro, named Frank Em
erson, in escaping from the prison,
October 29, 1900, killed McGovern with
an iron bar which they had sawed
from a window. Emerson was letting
himself down from the window by a
rope, when the rope broke and he
fell to the ground and was killed.
Flanigan had proceeded Emerson, and
got away, but was recaptured several
STRUCK BY WATER SPOUT.
Drrnrhine Kxperfence of a. Brook
lyn X. Y.) Elevated Train Bound
In From Ilockauay.
New York, June 8. Rushing in
from the sea, a waterspout, traveling
at great speed, struck a train on the
Brooklyn elevated road, bound city
ward from Rockaway Beach. The
motorman saw the spout just as the
train reached a trestle over Broad
channel, Jamaica bay. He threw on
full power in an effort to get past,
but the flood of water struck between
the third and fourth cars. The plat
forms were crowded with persons un
able to get inside the cars. These
were almost swept off into the bay,
but managed to hold fast to the rail
ings. The flood rushed down the
ailes and caused a wild scramble.
Hundreds of pleasure seekers were
drenched to the skin. No one was
seriously injured, however, and de
spite the fact that lots of water
struck the cars, they did not leave
An Attempt to Annaaalnate B. I.
Erven, the Lending? AVitneaa
ARnlnnt Jett and White.
Jackson City, Ky., June & It is be
lieved that half a dozen soldiers
guarding the house of B. L. Ewen, the
principal witness against Jctt and
White, prevented assassination Sun
day night. Ewen keeps a hotel. Bar-
ties claiming to be man and wife ap
plied Sunday night for lodging and
were taken in. Mrs. Ewen was sus
picious and asked tor additional
guards. When the new lodgers were
heard moving about in their room the
soldiers made an examination and
found both were men. The parties
were turned awav and no arrests
were made. The soldiers can not
make arrests until martial law is de
THREATENED COAL FAMINE.
Lou i Threatened With n Coal
Famine am Reault of the
Kant Side Flood.
St. Louis, June 8. St. Louis will be
confronted with a coal famine if the
freight traffic situation is not relieved
within the next 36 hours.
All of the coal companies are short
on their usual supply and 2.000 cars
are awaiting delivery iu the Terminal
yards at East St. Louis.
The street car, electric light and
power and gas companies, together
with large manufacturing establish
ments, which use great quantities of
coal daily and are dependent for their
supply on daily shipments, are facing
a crisis. .ime of them have coal
enouerh on hand at the present time.
t is said, to last more than three
A WELL-KNOWN ST. LOUISAN.
Death of Joseph D. Lneaa, One of St.
LooU Prominent Tnrf Promo
ters, at Country- Home.
St. Louis, June 8. Joseph D. Lucas,
well-known member of a family
that has been prominent in St. Louis
almost from the beginning of the
citv's historv. died at his home at
Goodwood, St. Louis county, Sunday,
of heart failure, at the age of 49.
Mr. Lucas had been in ill health for
same time. In February last he had
an attack of blood poisoning, from
which he never full recovered. On
Wednesday last he was stricken with
erysipelas, from that time until
his death he was in a semiconscious
THE VIADUCT CONDEMNED.
The Eaatern Approach to the Eadi
Bridge at St. Loals la Pot
Oat of Business.
St. Louis, JuneS. At noon Monday
the viaduct connecting East St. Louis
W1i? the Eads bndSe was condemned.
The street cars were stopped and
not allowed to cross the bridge.
The water of the Cahokia creek has
been washing against the viaduct for
several days, and it has been strained
to its utmost by sightseers who used
it as a vantage point to view the flood.
Pope Brighter Than a Year Ako.
London, June 8. The Daily Chron
icle's 'correspondent at Rome tele-
graphs that Cardinal Capeclatro, fr.
c'apua. had :so minutes' intervi
with the pope, and was gratified at
finding him brighter than a year ago.
Food Factory Bnrned. .
Binghamton. N. Y., June 8. The
factory of the Standard Food Co. was
burned Sunday; loss, $50,000,
Breach of Promise Suit.
Miss Maggie Lyle, daughter of
Henry Lyle, a prominent farmer of
Montgomery county, has sued Dr.
K. B. Ussery, a well known practic
ing physician of Shiloh, in the same
county, for $10,000 damages, claim
ing breach of promise. The case is
sensational and great interest is be
ing taken all over this section in the
affair. Cards were out for the mar
riage of Miss Lyle to Dr. Ussery and
the - wedding was to be a swell
church affair. AH the arrangements
were being made and the affair was
looked forward to with general in
terest, owing to the widespread pop
ularity and prominence of both par
ties concerned. On May 21, only
a few days, before the Ussery-Lyle
wedding was to have taken place,
Dr. Ussery went to Clarksville and
was quietly married to Miss Buyde
Allen, daughter of W. C. Allen, a
prominent merchant of Shiloh.
Hence the breach of promise suit a3
Tooth of a Mastodon.
Last week some persons working
the public road near the Wiseman
farm, five miles west of Covington,
discovered embedded fifteen feet
deep in the bank along the roadside
the tooth of some animal, which
from its size was apparently once t lie
tooth of a mastodon or other prehis
toric animal. The tooth is at least
four inches wide and five inches
long, the cavity which contained the
nerve being as large as the little fin
ger. The enamel of the tooth was
perfectly preserved. Only one other
bone, a small one, was found.
A Moist May.
The excess of rainfall at Xash
ville last month over the normal was
2.20 inches, and only three times
within the past thirty years lias the
record for May been heavier. From
West Tennessee complaints have
come that wheat and hay have been
beaten down by the wind. In Mid
dle Tennessee little damage has been
done, but the point of saturation for
the earth has about been reached.
Continued rains will bring hurt to
the standing crops. Many of the
smaller streams in this vicinity are
out of their banks and some fencing
hag been washed awav.
Reorganizing National Guard.
Adjt. Gen. Hanna has completed
arrangements for reorganizing the
national guard of the State. The
Fifth regiment is abolished and the
First Tennessee created in its place,
composed of the following com
mands: Two companies of Nash
ville, two of Clarksvillo, and one
each at Dickson, La wren eel urg,
Sparta, Harriman and Crossville.
Money Piling Up.
The receipts of the Staie treasury
during May amounted to $131,008.
63. The balance on hand, May 1,
was $103,302.36 :disbursenienis dur
ing the month $116,233.82, leaving
a balance on hand at the close of
business May 30, of $118,737.17.
Negro Uses Shotgun.
Will Warren, a 13-year-old negro,
phot Thomas Dawson, another of his
race, in l'aris last week, the shots
from a shotgun taking effect in t lie
hand of the Dawson negro. The
Warren boy was arrested and put in
jail for preliminary trial.
The crop bulletin of. the United
States Weather Bureau for the past
week shows that crops are advanc
ing satisfactorily in Middle and
West Tennessee, that corn is grow
ing rapidly and that cotton is begin
ning to show good growth.
Pleads Not Guilty.
Mrs. Lizzie McCormick, who was
indicted for murder in the first de
gree by the grand jury of Shelby
county recently, was arraigned last
week in the Criminal Court at Mem
phis. The woman, through her at
torneys, pleaded not guilty and the
case was given its regular place on
Gov. James B. Frazier has re
ceived an invitation to deliver an ad
dress before the Tammany Society
of New York on the occasion of
their Fourth of July celebration.
Gov. Frazier has not decided wheth
er he will go.
Good Roads Contract.
The trustees of the. good roads of
Madison count7 have let the con
tract for fifty miles of gravel to the
Novaculate Paving Company of St.
Louis. The price is $1.08 per cubic
yard for screened gravel.
Blevens Fatally Shot.
In a difficulty between Biley Rich
ardson and Squire Blevins, both of
Jackson county, growing out of re
marks made by the latter concern
ing the former's wife, Blevins was
fatally shot Richardson escaped.
Crops in the Grass.
The farming business throughout
West Tennessee is in a rather gloomy
predicament at this date. Field
have been too wet to admit of any
plowing for nearly two weeks and
as a result they look to be in a much
Cotton, corn, grass, burs, briers,
sprouts, hog weeds, vines and, in
fact, everything that thrives and
grows in our soil is up and growing
Owing to the lateness of cotton
and corn coming up and the con
tinued heavy rains but little truck
has been worked out. Many fields
of both corn and cotton have never
been touched. Cotton is later than
ever before known. As a general
rule farmers in this section hereto-
by the 30th of May and boasted of
Fair Premiums Increased.
The committee which met to pre
pare a catalogue for the fair at Tren
ton next fall agreed to advance the
premiums largely on many of the
exhibits. This fair, which is the
only one in West Tennessee, has
been a matter of great pride to the
count-, and has materially added to
the interest in stock raising in all
of its phases. With increased pre
miums and the large number of good
horses that are already being trained
the people are looking for the "best
fair of years.
Farmer's Serious Loss.
The large barn of George Walker,
ten miles east of Huntingdon, waa
destroyed by fire last week, with all
of its contents. The barn contained
a large amount of corn, hay and
farming implements, and a buggy
and wagon. Two horses were also
burned to death. The loss to Mr.
Walker is about $800, with no in
surance. A Serious Runaway.
City officials of Knoxville have re
ceived threats that the city's small
pox pest house and detention camp,
located in an isolated wood about
five miles east of the city, will be
burned if it is not removed. The
threats have becone numerous, and
the city authorities have armed
guards on duty at the camp to pro
tect it and its inmates against the
Gov. Frazier last week offered re
wards aggregating $1,000 for the
capture of Miller, Day, Calm and
Carroll, the desperate criminals who
escaped from jail at Jackson a few
nights since. Miller is under death
sentence for murder and all the oth
ers are under long sentences for rob
bery. Stripes for Logan.
The United States Court of Ap
peals at Cincinnati last week af
firmed the judgment in the case of
Harvey Logan, alias Harvey Curry,
convicted at Knoxville of forging
the names of a bank president to
Chopped Off His Head.
Sam Davis was killed near Taze
well last week, Fale Minton chop
ping his head off ami burying an ax
several times in his body. The men
engaged in a diflicultv in Minton'a
house. Minton was put in the Taze
Too Much Rain.
The section of country around
Union City has suffered from too
much rain the past week, it having
been raining almost continuously,
putting the farmers in the grass,
and causing the wheat to rust. It
is claimed that not more than half
a crop of wheat will be made in
Struck by Lightning.
James Sims, traveling salesman
for a St. Louis house, fell dead last
week on the street in Nashville while
on his way home during a terrific
storm. There was a vivid flash of
lightning as he fell, and it is thought
that he was struck. Sims was 58
years old and leaves a family.
Met Death While Asleep.
J. W. Hendricks, a flagman on
the Mobile & Ohio railroad, -was run
over and instantly killed by a pas
senger train last week between Tren
ton and Dyer. It seems that Mr.
Hendricks Avent out to flag the pas
senger and fell asleep on the track.
Camden a Dry Town.
Saloons are a thiwg of the past in
Camden now, as the law repealing
the charter went into effect last week
and the saloons are closed for the
first time in several years. The town
will have a "dry" corporation now,
for the next two years, anyway.
The Only One.
The onlj automobile rural free
delivery in the United States ha
been established between Knoxville