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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 37.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAYS JUNE 19, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
.; Tennessee Planters to Protest.
There is a great deal of interest
manifested in all of the counties in
west lennessee bordering on the
Mississippi river in the result of the
meeting 01 the property owners on
the Tennessee side of the river
called to meet in Memphis June
22 to protest against the govern-
ment s system of levees, on ac- this plant and stop the litigation be
count of which thousands of tween it and the Cudahy interests.
acres of the most fertile farming
lands in Tennessee are inundated
during high water, causing thou-
sands of dollars of damages both to
property and stock and endangering
nn in i ti lii'An Art C T 1
"U1"" me?. m wen auuwii,
before these levees were built on the
Arkansas and Missouri sides of the
Mississippi river these lands in
Tennessee were only slightly over-
flowed and were under water but
lor snort time, Dut since the pres-
wr- ojo 3 Fub nnu up..
lunM- iiiulii i'iiui iu mm nine um
not ov erflow at all hav Wn W
lutclv mined on account of sand to
a depth of six or eight feet deep be
ing washed over the lands, render
ing Item worthless for farming
purports, deep holes being alsc
gouged in the land as the result of
the rusAing current of the Father of
Wateis. The public is familiar with
the lavoc wrought by the recent
high aater in Tennessee. This was
the Kghest water ever "experienced
on t4e lennessee side of the river,
and it is claimed it was the direct
resu.'t of ihe levee svstem, which
forcfd practically all of the water
on tins side of the river. As proof
of tlis it is pointed out that while
the water was higher in Tipton
county than ever known before, at
Cairo it was two feet under the
highest water mark recorded there,
which was 52 feet in 782 or 'S3.
It has been the general impres
sion that damages resulting from
this levee svstem could not be re
covered from the government in
fuch cases. J. Is. Harris who is a
large property owner, and who has
been considerably damaged himself
as a result of overflows, has a dis
patch bearinr on this point. It is
'Washington, Feb. 23. Justice
jorewer toaay delivered tne omnion
in the case of th United statM v
Arthur Lynch, holdine that in cases
In which the property of private in-
dividuals is destroyed through gov-
ernment Improvements, the owners
are enuuea to recover damages,
Jbyncn ana Williams are tne owaers
driver, and which, it is claimed, have
been ruined by flooding on account
of the construction of a dam by the
government. They brought suit in the
Federal Circuit Court of South Caro
lina aad were awarded 10,000. To
day's opinion affirms the opinion of
the South Carolina court. The court
held the destruction of the land to be
equivalent to taking it for the pur
pose of making improvements.
chief justice and justices Harlan and
White united in a dissenting opialon,
which was delivered by the last
It is proper to remark here that
Tipton county property owners, who
are affected by this levee system, are
already . on record as protesting
against its institution. In 189.2 J.
X. Harris went to Washington and
laid the matter before Senator I.
i G. Harris and Congressmen Jo
eiah Patterson and J. G. McDcar
: I mon. A joint protest was filed by
these gentlemen in the office of Sec
; retary of War Lamont, which pre
' dieted the dire results to Tennessee
property owners which would result
, on account of the present levee sys
tem. Mr. Harris, representing himself
and also other Tipton county land
owners, urges all persons interested
to attend the meeting in Memphis
' June 22, to take some action in the
matter, as doubtless good results
can be obtained by concert of ac
tion. County papers published in
the counties affected are also re
quested to bring this matter to the
attention of their readers and to
urge energetic action on the part of
Hatchie Bridge Burned.
I About thirty feet of the Illinois
Central railroad bridge or trestle
over Hatchie creek, a quarter of a
mile north of Brighton, was de
, destroyed by fire la.';t week. It is
pot known how the fire originated.
All trains were dela.-ed for four or
five hours, and the south-bound fast
trains were sent into Memphis over
I the L. & X.
School Bonds Are Voted.
I The election on the issuance of
$28,000 of city bonds for the erec
tion of a school at Humboldt was
overwhelmingly in the affirmative.
The board of mayor and aldermen
begin at once the erection of build
ings and dormitories for the accom
modation of the school. The school
will be under the able management
of Dr. J. A. Baber. He will em
ploy an able corps of teachers, and
the prospects are flattering for a
prery full opeiiingctober 1. !
I Abattoir Complicatfons.
Complications have arisen in the
Hetterman packing house deal that
are puzzling people at Nashville.
Some one, supposed to be acting for
Hetterman and associates, is en-
deavoring to buy up the stock of the
Union Stock Yards, and it is ru-
mored the object is to get hold of
There is some talk to the effect that
Hetterman is acting for Cudahy.
Alex. Perry, of Perry & Lester's
stock yards, has given Hetterman
an option on his plant, and has also
I T J il T " 1 1 j 1 j ii r a -v
euiu uie ijuuisvilie capitalist $y,uuu
worth of stock in the Union Stock
Yards. ITetterman is also endeav-
ing to secure an option on the Nash-
ville abattoir, his purpose being to
effect a consolidation and enlarge
Cheatham County Mystery.
Washington Graves was found
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d(?d r0ad ln Cheatlia.ra countJ
a lew days ago. A few hours be
fore he left a neighbor's house, rid
ing on his horse. There is a the
ory of foul play, but most people
believe lie was killed by being
thrown from his horse. The horse,
however, was found hitched to a
fence near by. Graves' people in
sist that he met his death by foul
Murder Case Compromised.
The murder case against John
Byrum was compromised last week
at Springfield, the defendant ac-
cepting a verdict of murder in the
second degree and twelve vears in
prison. September 30. last vear.
near Mitchellville, Bvrum killed his
lo-y ear-old son, who was trying to
defend his mother from the drunken
New Educator for Bolivar.
The board, of education of the
town of Bolivar have elected Prof.
P. D. Xeilson, of Murfreesboro,
for comingschool Gr. Prof.
Xeil$on ig a gduate fom Vander.
bilt univerit aud tau-ht for two
years in the Philippines.
Cocaine Seller Convicted.
J. M. Greer, practicing phvsician
j j t
nned tt2o and costs last week and
held to the erand iurv for unlawful-
lv BPllino- rnmino Af ihn. Jf
rf'lnTW W r.rno, wa, w o
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"'"icu pnainidusi, ujiu una
probably De taken up at the higher
Two Years for Hammond.
A. G. Hammond, of Atlanta,
Ga., who killed Joseph Strader, a
prominent citizen of Clinton, a few
weeks ago, was last week convicted
of involuntary manslaughter and
sentenced to two vears oin the State
penitentiary. He pleaded eelf-de-
There were no eye-wit-
Telephone Company Absorbed.
The Progress Telephone Com
pany, a lioiivar enterprise, estab
lished several years ago, has been
absorbed by the Memphis Telephone
Comply, and transfer of stock
made. A force of workmen are at
work connecting Memphis and
Miners Give Bond.
The last of thirtv-two miners who
marched to the Clinton, Anderson
countv, jail and surrendered rather
than give bond for violating the in
junction for blockading the Tonnes-
see Coal Company s mines at Coal
Creek have given bond and gone
home. They marched to jail with
the flag of their union in front.
Suspect Resembles Ward.
The man held in jail at Morris-
town on the charge of being A. D.
Ward, the missing superintendent
of the. Odd Fellows' Home at
Clarksville, is still behind the bars.
Postmaster Howard, of Greeneville,
who is a prominent Odd Fellow,
says the suspect greatly resembles
Ward, but he is not positive in his
identification. Xo one has yet come
Clothing Company Fails.
The Vanden Clothing Company,
at Jackson, failed to open its doors
last week. The company has been
financially Pressed and has been- trv-
ing to raise cash bv selling at cost
prices, in order to stem the tide. It
IS not known yet whether they will
reopen or not
Tatom Elected Colonel
V. C. Tatom, of Nashville, was
elected Colonel of the First Tennes
see regiment last week, and W. J.
Whitthorne, of Columbia, Lieuten
ant Colonel. Both saw 6ervice in
the Spanish war.
The twenty-two boilerenakers in
the Mobile & Ohio chops at Jackson
ianea to go to work last week. The
boilermakers in the srwps at Mur-
physboro, 111., and Whistler. Ala-
also ouit work. I
Repair work has begun at Granite
City, 111., and teveral plants expeot
to resume work in a few days.
The Kansas City (Mo.) -water -works
have been repaired since the flood,
and the city supply turned on.
George Baker and Frank Barr
swam the Mississippi, at St. Louis,
Friday, on bets of 25 cents each.
Cool weather has enabled partial
relief of the milk situation at St.
Louis through deliveries by boat.
Trade between Porto Rico and the
United States records a million
month each in imports and exports.
Cold weather is reported to hare
caused more injury to crops than: the
recent floods in the west.
The St. Louis grand jury is en
deavoring to learn, what disposition
was made of a $10,000 fund to secure
a compromise of the beer tax by ths
Many joyous reunions are of daily
occurrence, in the St. Louis estab
lishments, where 2,000 flood refogeei
from the east side are being: cared
All the flood victims at Topeka,
Kas., have been comfortably housed,
and the work of repair on the north
side is well under waj.
The Exchange grain elevator in th
east bottoms of Kansas City -wai
burned, Friday night, destroying 40r
000 bushels of wheat and entailing a
loss of $70,000.
The strike at Morenci, Ariz., hai
been settled. The miners accepted
the company's offer of nine hours'pay j
for eight hours' work.
The loss of the potato crop in tht
American bottoms of Illinois, haj
caused the price of potatoes to dou
ble. The crop damage is estimated al
more than $1,000,000.
The lease of the Catlin tract, closed
by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Co., gives the World's fair 1,240 acres
or double the area of Chicago's expo
Mr. and Mrs. Heman H. Benson eel
ebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anni
versary at their home in Sycamore.
Cotton fluctuated $6 a bale in New
York, Friday, without a collapse,
breaking all records for the big mar
kets of Liverpool, New York and New
The breaking of a levee has com
pletely saimmerged the Bois Brule bot
toms near Chester, 111., destroying 20,
000 acres of wheat and corn.
The arrest of young1 Watson, a Dis
trict of Columbia clerk, has developed
the fact that the methods of the dis
trict government are extremely
In the Jett murder trial at Jackson,
Ky., Friday, there was testimony con
cerning the plot to kill J. B. Marcum,
in which county . officials were in
Count Cossini, Tlussian ambassador
to the United States, says his country
does not want the Jews to leave, and
that 500 Kisheneff rioters
are now in
William C. Hook, at present judge of
the Kansas district court, to succeed
Judge Caldwell, retired, as circuit
judge of the Eighth judicial circuit.
DIPLOMATS WERE PLEASED.
Appreciation of Coartenien at iikw
World's Fair Dedication at St.
June 13. The,diplo
matic corps nave snown, . in a very
substantial manner, the appreciation
of courtesies they received duri
their recent visit to St. Louis. Friday
Allen V. Cockrell, Washington repre
sentative of the World's. fair, received
a letter signed by all the diplomats
who attended the dedication, stating
their great enjoyment of the celebra
tion, and assuring him that every de
tail was managed perfectly and was
The letter compliments. Mr.. Cock
rell upon his success as their esbort,
and this written statement is accom
panied by a magnificent gold cigar-
ette case aud match box
is massive, and, in audition to Mr.
Cockrells' monogram in relief the
case is engraved with facsimiles 4 of
the signatures of the diplomats -pre
senting the gift. - f
The manner in which the testimo
nial is given should set at rest the
falsehoods circulated in some eastern
papers that the diplomatic corps did
not enjoy their visit to the- dedican
MONSTER ELKS' HORN CHAIR.
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One of the Nnmerons Gifts to Presi
dent Roosevelt Daring Ills
Washington, June 13. President
Roosevelt received over three wagon
loads of present of all kinds' during
nis western trip, and these have been
disposed if in the White . House to
suit the tastes anddesires of the pre
iaent ana nis family.
The heaviest ad bulkiest of .the
en- .V" " ""T!! "lr?
park at Tacoma, Wash., has annually
shed his great horns. These have
been saved from year to year, and it
was from them that the chair -for
the president was made. The. chair is
so heavy that several men are re
quired for lifting and moving it.
Opening the Pnblic Eves..
Washington, June 13. The arrest
of J. M. A. Watson, a clerk in the of
fice of the auditor of the District of
Columbia for embezzlement of more
tnan $70,000, has led to public atten-
l c-uniunons wnicn
exist in ihe ditrict government
1Ch Promise be Prolific ol
The Streets of Belgrade Remain
Quiet With the Exception of
the Military Patrols.
FORMER MINISTER TUDORYICS IS DEAD.
The Election of a New Ruler Will
Probably Kot Occur I'ntil Ton-
day, and It Is Almost Certain. That
Prince Peter KaraKPOrsevitch
"Will be Chosen.
Belgrade, June 13. At midnight
Friday night tranquillity prevailed
I here. The streets have practically
been nuiet since nine o'clock with
the exception of small military pa
trols which paraded, the thorough
fares. The palace was guarded by a
cordon of infantry and all the minr
isterial residences in the vicinity of
the palace were closely guarded by
detachments of troops.
A general feeling of cheerfulness
pervades the city and, according to re
ports, the country also. The city con
tinues to be beflagged.
Former Minister Tudorovics ha
succumbed to his wounds.
Minister of Commerce Genshics, in
an interview, said he considered that
if there was any republican tendency
in the cabinet it was insignificant.
The election of a ruler, he thought,
could not occur before Tuesday, but
it was almost certain Prince Peter
Karatreorgevitch would be - elected.
Prince Mirko of Montenegro had no
M. Genshics was reticent as to the
event at the palace early on Thursday
morning. He did not consider it ex
pedient, to publish an official account
of what had transpired until matters
had settled down. The minister add
ed that since his accession, the late
King Alexander committed constant
errors and lost his hold on the pub
lic by his marriage with Queen Draga
and the comedy played in connection
with the preparations for the birth of
an alleged heir. The coup d'etat was
fixed for June' 11, because on that
day Queen Draga wished to proclaim
her brother ?vikodem heir to the
M. Genshics concluded with indoi
ing Prince Peter as an honorable man
and an earnest well wisher of Servia.
Cavalrjr and infantry continue to
patrol the streets during the day. The
people remain calm.
The chief interest centers in the ap
proaching session of the skuptschina.
The election of Prince Peter Kara-
georgevitch as king of bervia is re
garded as certain, although Prince
Mirko of Montenegro may have some
votes. Here and there a republican
tendency is noticeable.
Notices have been placarded on the
walls of Belgrade enjoining the peo
ple to observe the laws, and remind
ing-them that meeteings of any kind
on the day preceding the assembling
of the skuptschina or during its ses
sion are strictly prohibited.
Mingled with the general satisfac
tion felt at the success of the coup
d'etat, there is some sense of depres
sion and anxiety at the possibility of
The war minister has issued a de
cree dismissing several military com
manders and appointing successors to
7iO DIFFICULTIES EXPECTED.
The Opinion Prevalent ln Official
Circle In St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg, June 13. In official
circles here it is stated that none of the
powers is inclined to raise difficulties
in recognizing the sovereign the Ser
bian parliament elects, whose acces
sion is calculated to relieve a dan
gerous condition which might lead to
anareh3'. An official note giving the
views of the government follows:
'The tragic events at Belgrade
hAve occasioned profound emotion in
Russia, ,where . there is the keenest
interest in everything affecting the
destinies of the Servian people. All
the blood has which been shed can
only awaken in Russia a feeling of
compassion, which in the present in
stance is increased by the fact that
the king.-and queen of a friendly
state, have fallen victims of a violent
death, and that the Obrenovitch
dynasty, so closely bound up in thhe
mstory oi oervia, is now xun. a
most, fervent desire prevails in Bus-
sia that Servia. after this fearful
crisis, may be able to pursue peace
fully the course of her national life
In the direction which the patriotism
of the people and a proper conception
of their supreme interests will mdi-
PCMSH5IEXT MUST FOLLOW.
The Powers Will Exact Punlshmeai
- of the Servian Murderers.
London, June 13. A special dis
patch from Rome says a semi-official
note, published there declares that
whoever, is made the king of Servia,
the powers will exact the punishment
of the murderers of King Alexander
and Queen Draga, as civilized coun
tries can no.t tolerate that adminis
trative and military positions in any
country should be occupied by a-
the: sultax stupefied.
Abdnl Ilamld Would Sot Permit Use
of the Word Assassination.
Constantinople, June 13. The ter-
rible drama at Belgrade caused stu-
pefaction at the yildiz palace. The
Bultan was so affected that he was
mable to listen to the details pub-
lowed those who conversed with him
to speak of the "death of the king
and queen of Serria, and would not
permit them to mention the word
It is announced here that King
Charles of Roumania, who was hon
orary colonel of the regiment of the
Servian infantry which perpetrated
the massacres at. Belgrade, has sev
ered hi3 connection with the regi
ment, which he considers has given
such horrible proof of lack of military
ADVICES RECEIVED IX PARIS.
Report of a. Portion of the Army Ad-
vanelng on Belgrade Denied.
Paris, June 13. The foreign office
here has received two .dispatches di
rect from the French minister at Bel
grade, saying that the city and coun
try are quiet, and that the Servian
officials say it is established that
there is no truth in the reports that
a portion oz tne bervian army is
marching to attack Belgrade.
CONFESSED, THEN SUICIDED.
Ernest Noaraji, a Native of Ceylon,
Snleldes ln Chicago, After Con
fesalns; an Embeszleinent.
Chicago, June 13. Having confessed
to an embezzlement that probably
will amount to $4,000, Ernest Xaoraji,
a native of Leylon, snot and killed
himself in the safety deposit vaults
of the Prairie State bank, where he
had taken his employer to reimburse
him as best he could with the small
savings he had there.
Xaoraji was cashier for Edward
Iteub, a commission merchant. He
was 28 years old, and came to Chica
go from Ceylon six years ago.
The cashier frequently received re
mittances from Europe, in addition to
a liberal salary, and had told fellow
employes that he was the scion of a
royal family in India. lie was well
educated, and declared himself a
graduate of English and East Indian
universities. He was a confirmed
IS A CASE OF WIN OR LOSE.
The Cooks and Waiters' I'nlon
Chlcasro Will Stake All on the
Chicago, June 13. With the union
employes of 26 hotels, including prac
tically all the large hotels already on
strike, the officers of the Cooks and
Waiters union announce their inten
tion of again turning their attention
to the restaurants, cafes and cafe
terias. They have decided to stake
the success of their movement for
better working conditions and, if nec
essary, even the existence of their
organization, on one effort that is to
involve all the resources of their lo
cal and international unions. Partic
ular attention, it is declared, is to be
given the department store restau
rants, and their first move will be
THE RUINS OF A LARGE CITY.
An Archeoloa;leal Discovery In the
Midst of n Dense Forest of
Chicago, June 13. A dispatch to
the Inter-Ocean from Mexico City,
The ruins of a large city have been
discovered in a remote part of the
state of Tubela by Francisco Kodri-
gue, an archeologist, who ha3 just
made a report of his find to the gov
ernment authorities here.
The city contains large pyramids
and extensive fortifications. It is sit
uated in the midst of a dense forest,
and a large amount of excavation will
be necessary to learn its true extent
A commission will be appointed by
the government to explore the ruins.
WOULD-BE LYNCHERS FOILED.
Sheriff Floyd, at Greenville, 111.
Saves Ben Lee, a. Xegro Prisoner,
From a. Mob's Fury.
Chicago, June 13. A dispatch to the
Record-Herald from Greenville, 111.,
A second attempt at lynching in Il
linois within a week was frustrated,
Friday night, by the vigilance of the
authorities, who had removed the ob
ject of the mob's fury to a place of
safety. At 10:30 a crowd of citizens
went to 1ail to secure Ben Lee. col-
ored, accused of assaulting a white
woman. The mob'broke in the doors
and found tne prisoner trone. Sheriff
Floyd having taken him away about
NORTHERN SECURITIES CO.
The Company, It Is Said, Will be
Voluntarily Dissolved and the
New York, June 13. It is stated by
the New York American that the
Northern Securities will be- voluntari
ly dissolved and that the stocks of the
Great Northern and Northern. Pacific
Railroad Co.'s will be distributed
among the shareholders. In this man
ner the properties mentioned will be
returned to their former owners. That
preparations are being made for the
dissolution of the Securities Co., is
declared by the American to have
been learned on the highest authority
but officials of the company refuse
either to confirm or deny the state
Has Given Tp the Trip."
Gloucester, Mass.r June 13. Iudwig
Eisenbaum, who left Boston, three
weeks ago, in a small open dory to
cross the Atlantic has returned and
given up the trip. He went 359
miles to the eastward.
HK Of IliDIY.
Five Persons Burned to Death in a
Fire of Incendiary Origin
in New York.
EVIDENCE OF CRIME WAS CONCLUSIVE.
The Hallways of the Building Wera
Saturated With Oil and Bandies
of Oil Soaked Rii The Victims,
Four of Them Children. Were All
New York, June 13. Five persons
were burned to death early Saturday
morning in a flat building at 347 East
One Hundred and Fifteenth street. It
la believed the fire wu of incendiary
The dead are:
Theresa De Ciceo, aged four years.
Carnillo De Cicco, aged two years.
Alfred De Cicco, aged four month.
Francisca Stamano, aged eight
Guiseppe Cipriano, aged 24 years.
It Is asserted by the police that the
hallways of the building had been
covered with oil and bundles of rags
saturated with the same "substance,
were also found scattered about the
The fire was discovered by Lillo De
Cicco, who lives on the third floor of
the building. He was caring for a
sick child when he smelled smoke and
looking into the hall found it filled
with smoke and flames. His cries
aroused the other tenants, most of
whom made their escape. De Cicco,
his wife and one child were
taken down a fire escape by
a policeman who tried to re
turn for others, but was surrounded
by flames at the third floor and was
preparing to jump when the firemen
arrived. The building at this time
was burning nercely, but nremen
were sent up the ladders in an effort
to rescue others. Cipriano was found
on the top floor still alive but uncon
scious. He was taken to the hospital,
where he died half an hour later.
Again the firemen started up the lad
der, but they were forced back by
the blaze and further search of the
building was impossible until the fire
was extinguished. The bodies of the
three De Cicco children were found
on the third floor. Cipriano is thought
to have assisted members of the Ste-
fano family to the street and was
overcome when he returned to make
further rescues. The police are of
the opinion that the fire was of in
cendiary origin, there have been a
number of incendiary fires in tene
ments in this locality and a number
of lives have been lost.
ON A WILD GOOSE CHASE.
Frisco System Secret Service Men
Go On n. Bootless Hunt for
Joplin, Mo., June 13. Pursuant to
an order from secret service officers
of the Frisco road, 50 well armed men
left Joplin early Saturday morning
on passenger train No. 140 for Em
pire Junction, Kas., two miles west
of Galena, where it was reported rob
bers had planned to hold up the
train. The plot was discovered Tues
day night and a telephone message
was sent to Joplin for armed men.
When Empire Junction was reached
there were no robbers in sight.
MISSING CONVICT -AT T0LIET.
The Prison Anthoritles at Jollet, I1U,
Searching; for James W. Wil
son, iv oted Forger,
Joliet, 111., June 13. It has trans
pired that officers and guards at the
Illinois prison have been searching
for James W.. Wilson, a notorious
forger, sent to prison from Chicago,
on March 1, 1902 for passing worth
less express money orders. Wilson
disappeared on Wednesday, but the
officers of the prison believe that he
is hiding within the walls. Others say
he has escaped. Wilson broke jail in
Minneapolis, in 1900, while awaiting
trial for forgery.
VICTIM OF A RARE DISEASE.
Pauline Burkhardt, a, Slxteen-Year-
Old Kew York Girl, Has a. Pe
culiar Form of Paralysis.
New York, June 13. Pauline Burk
hardt, aged 16, has been found by the
authorities of St. Luke's hospital to
be the victim of one of the rarest dis
ease, myelitis. It is a form of
paralysis, and in two weeks has dead
ened every muscle in the girl s body
below the hips. The girl never had
been ill until this disease attacked
her two weeks ago.
A Child Victim of Whisky.
Mascoutah, 111., June 13. Ilenry
Reinecke, a five-year-old child, died,
Friday, from drinking whisky. The
child had complained of pains in the
stomach and his father gave him a
swallow of whisky. Afterwards the
little boy helped himself from the
jug. lie was brougnt to lascoutaJn
unconscious and shortly thereafter
Stay of Execution Granted.
Lexington, Ky., June 13. A stay of
execution was granted James E. Besi,
convicted of the murder of Mrs. Mar
tha Martin, here two months ago.
Bess was to have hanged Friday. Ar
guments for a new trial -will be heard
by the court of appeal in Septem
FLOOD n .
The Situation at East St. Louis, IU.,
Is Gradually Improving as
the Waters Fall.
WORKING TO KEEP THE DRY SPOTS DRY.
Mayor Cook Mas Ordered the Dis
missal of Paid Laborers on ths
Dikes and Will Trnst to Volun
teer Help to Guard the Embank
ments From Xovr On.
St. Louis, June 13. The stage of
the river Saturday morning was37.S
feet, a iall of 2 2-5 inches from Friday
ln East St. Louis the situation ia
much improved. At the Relay station
and vicinitj' the flood fell six inchti
during the night, and it also fell in
the flooded section south along the
It has gone down a foot since Fri
At Lansdownc, in the northeast
part of East St. Louis, water, which
has been pouring in at Hunter's sta
tion through a gap in the Baltimore
& Ohio right-of-way, rose an inch
A half mile west of Lansdowne.whers
the roadbed of the Baltimore & Ohio
is chiefly constructed of cinders, the
current is seeping through. Thi
endangered point is 100 yards in
length, and has been reinforced by a
wall of sandbags. Because of the ex
tra danger, an extra force of militia
has beeen stationed to keep sight
The water at the Belay station is
still 18 inches above the street level.
It .is seeping through the low places
between Broadway and Missouri ave
nue and Missouri and Illinois avenues.
Broadway .is still closed. Traffic on
the Suburban line to Belleville was
closed Friday night because of the
encroachment of water over the
tracks between Lake station and Je
It was resumed Saturday morning
by using wagons to transport pas
sengers over the flo'bded portion,
where it ranges in depth from eight
to ten inches. The cars on each side
run to the edge of the flood, and the
wagons are brought into use in con
necting the gap.
Superintendent Bramlett of the
electric line says that the power
house is in no danger, as it has been
surrounded by a wall of sandbags,
which affords ample protection.
Mayor Cook is so encouraged over
the improvement in the situation that
he has ordered all the paid laborers
on levee works to be laid off.
He saj-s the volunteer help will be
sufficient to guard the embankments
now and reinforce the weak points.
The chief work along the levee
front Friday night, was done on the
Belt line at Lansdowne and on the
rock road near Lake Bridge.
Everything is quiet and orderly in
East St. Louis, and long lines of per
sons were in front of the relief office
in the Arcade building to receive dis
tributions of clothing from the re
QUEER TACTICS EMPLOYED.
Apparent Concerted Effort to Pre
vent the Conviction of Jett and ,
White at Jackson, Ky.
Jackson, Ky., June 13. When the
Marcum murder case was resumed.
Saturday, Commonwealth's Attorney
i i . i i a y a. .ii 3 .I. ;i a.
Xijra Etaxea xdul lae ueiau sent uui
Friday night to arrest Henry Free
man, a badly wanted witness, had
returned without the man. Lieut.
Cannard and Deputy Whittaker, sent
by the commonwealth, stated that
Goodloe Combs, who went along on
the orders of Judge Redwine, to the
surprise of the soldiers, when within
a hundred yards of Freeman's house,
ran ahead and fired two shots. He
claimed that he saw something In the
road. When the Boldiers arrived at
Freeman's house he was not there.
Evidences that he had run away when
he heard the shots were that some
garments had been left behind and
his imprint in the earth was fresh.
His wife admitted that he had been
there, and she was held, but Judge
Redwine refused to have her as a
witness. The anti-Hargis people say
that Freeman is an important wit
ness, and they feel that he has been
hired to remain away from court. Mr.
Byrd saj s he would have to close the
case without Freeman, and submit
ted the case of the commonwealth.
Attorney O'Neill, for the defense,
moved for peremptory instruction
dismissing the defendants. Judge
Redwine excused the jury to hear the
arguments on the motion, which was
RESULT OF DISTILLERY FIRE.
Seven Persons Killed and a A'umber
Injured as Result of a Dis
tlllery Fire in Glasgow.
Glasgow, June 13. Three men,three
bovs and a woman were killed antl a
number of persons were injured, Fri
day night, as the result of a fire at a
whisky distillery. Thousands of
casks of spirits exploded, blowing
down a wall of an. adjoining" flour
mill. The victims were . buried be-
ne&th the debris.
Uanared at .Clayton, Ala.
Clayton, Ala., June 13. Wm. Cop
per, tne negro who recently mur
dered Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dovlisg
near this place, was hanged hex Friday-
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