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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 45.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
The SummerTime Excess
Period of the Year When the Spiritual Life
Is at a Low Ebb.
Sermon by the "Highway
Chicago, Sunday, 3M3.
Text: "Every man that striveth I or the
mastery is temperate In all things." I. Cor.
loses control of
her forces at
times, and the
rainfall becomes a
cloudburst, or the
days of glaring
sunshine and ex-
fU V fe xv? c e s s 1 v e neat
C'i$f lengthen Into the
The flooded val
1 e y s and the
washed-out grain fields, or the parched
ground and withering crops, tell the
sad story of excess and destruction
and one realizes that the needful re
freshing rain and life-giving sunshine
may become messengers of ill when
given with unrestrained hand. It Is
so with all good things in life. That
which is necessary and beneficent
within reasonable bounds becomes
positive evil when it leaps those
bounds and runs riot in the limitless
field of excess. Man is in constant
clanger of converting good into evil
by reason of excess. Where the de
sires and appetites are allowed to con
trol the life this is readily apparent
One excess follows another; desire
Jpads an eager race in one direction
to-day, and to-morrow it is something
else that consumes the time and at
tention. It is said that no good thing
has ever come into the world but that
It has been put to base and unwhoie
some use by some. The people of the
world, as distinguished from the pro
fessing Christian, are not expected to
be governed by the same high stand-
. crds which should control the latter
The man in whose life Christ is not
the supreme hope and ruling motive
must look within himself for the con
trol and conduefof Bis life, and to the
degree that he permits his desires and
appetites to rule, to that degree will good
become evil. And yet he is not sub
ject to the same condemnation as the
Christian, who might go to the same
degree of excess, for, as we have said,
there is a higher and holier motive
rulinc in the latter life. Our text
gives us the ideal as well as the prac
tical picture of the Christian. He
should be temperate in all things,
because striving for victory and
crown. The race is not run until
death is swallowed up in victory; the
crown is not won until the presence of
Jesus is gained, from Whose hands the
reward of service- is obtained.
HAUL takes his illustration of the at
I titude and life of the Christian
from the Roman arena, or the Greek
stadium. The contestant must, by
weeks of plain diet, temperate habits
and careful training, prepare for the
conflict or the race. If he would
strive for the mastery he must be
temperate in all things.. And he does
ail this, Paul goes on to say, to win a
perishable chaplet of fig or laurel
leaves. But the Christian trains and
strives that he inay win a crown that
is incorruptible. Many ran over the
Greek course, but only one could win
the prize. Not so with the Christian
who runs! For Paul says: "I therefore
bo run, not as uncertainly; so fight I,
not as one that beateth the air." He
knew there was a crown for him, for
at the end of his course, he exclaimed.
as the celestial city began to break
upon his vision: "I have fought a good
fight, I have kept the faith, hence
forth there is laid up for me a crown
of righteousness, which the Lord, the
righteous Judge, shall give me at that
day." And then, as he realizes how
all Christians may "so run as to ob
tain," he adds: "And not to me only,
but unto all them that love His ap
pearing." THE Christian life is a battlefield;
it is a conflict constantly, within
and without. It is not a pleasure park
laid out with flowery beds of ease on
which to rest in idle content. It is not
n safe retreat in which to hide while
the soul sings and sleeps itself into
everlasting bliss! It is a battlefield!
It means conflict! It means self-denial,
trial and ..danger! It means earnest
endeavor, and persistency! And the
one who does not find the Christian
life such an experience has missed the
right road and is not traveling in the
direction of the Heavenly goal. He
may have a name to live, but he is
dead. He may be identified with the
great army of the cross of Jesus
Christ which is marching through the
conflict of life, enduring the persecu
tions, and trials, and dangers ever to
be met with, but if he is not sharing
in the conflict, in the persecutions, the
trials and the dangers he is not a true
soldier, and his false position will be
revealed in the light of eternity. And
if the Christian life is such an inward
and outward conflict with the world,
the flesh and the devil, then every
Christian who would strive for the
mastery must be temperate in all
THE summertime always em
phasizes one thing the lapse of
Christian zeal and endeavor. The
Christian of the summer time is a dif
ferent person from the Christian of
the fall and winter time. The latter
holds himself to his Christian duty,
and "among his home associates and
friends he walks in Christian livery.
He is known as a Christian, and he
lets aa ou should. But with tb fin
and Byway" Preacher.
by J. M. Edson.)
ing of the summer time comes the
letting down of the bars, and in the
fields of the world's pleasures the
Christian roams in careless abandon.
The summer time Is considered a peri-
od of careless ease and license. The
vacation period Is welcomed as a time
in which all religious restraint may be
properly thrown off, and rest and rec-
reatlon become synonyms for unre-
strained indulgence in every whim
and desire. The conscience may be
uneasy, but a nervous laugh and the
words: "Oh. it Is my vacation, and I
can do as I please, ' now." puts the
conscience to sleep, while the Chris-
tlan continues on his free and easy
way. I Know Christians who do things
in the summer time, and when away
on their vacations, which they would
never think of doing during other
times of the year, and who try to make
themselves believe they are all right
because summer time and vacation
bring peculiar license. I know Chris-
tians who are thoughtful of the Lord's
day and deplore its desecration at all
times except when on their vacations.
DO NOT misunderstand me. I am
not defending the Pharisaical
Sabbath, in which the letter is ob
served and the spirit forgotten. Sun-
day observance at home or away from
home is not constituted by so many
attendances upon church, the Sunday
school class taught, and so many chap-
ters in the Bible read. Man was not
made for the Sabbath, but the Sabbath
was made for man, in which he might,
by whatever he did. draw nearer to
God and re3t in Him. One may do
nothing worse on the Sabbath day
than seek physical rest and ease, and
yet, by-that attitude, desecrate the day
and dishonor God, unless in that seek-
ing of the physical need there were
purpose and desire to profit and en-
ricn the spiritual life. Jesus' Sabbath
days were filled with activity, but it
was to the blessing of man and the
glorifying of God. It is not so much
what you do on -the Lord's day, but
the motive which lies back of the con
duct which determines whether you,
as a Christian, have desecrated the
day or not But not only Sunday, but
the other days of the week, are marred
by the summer-time excess. Let us
see whe.cin this excess lies. Let us see
if the Christian life and conflict are to
be laid aside during the summer and
vacation time. Let uw-see if it is need-
ful that they should be, to have a jol-
ly, good and refreshing time. "Every
man that striveth for the mastery is
temperate in all things." Temperate
in all things, whether it is while the
languor of summer heat is felt and
the voice of fair Nature is calling
away to change and rest, or while the
vigorous air of fall and winter is urging
to fresh activities.
HE summer-time excess of the
Christian finds expression in his
life in two directions:
In the neglect
of the accustomed devotions and activi-
ties of the Christian life, and in the
indulgence in pleasures and associa
tlons which are demoralizing and
questionable. Many a promising Chris
tian life is wrecked upon the rocks of
summer-time excess. It begins with
the passive attitude of neglect and
ends with the active participation in
the questionable and hurtful. It be-
gins wnn uie excessive inauigence in
summer-time pleasures of a wholesome
sort, to the utter crowding out of the
Lord and intercourse with Him, and
prepares the feet later to tread in the
by-paths of sin. Why is it that it
takes weeks and months after the
summer is passed to bring the church
back to a spiritual condition where it
is ready to do effective work? Why
is it that the summer time is not con-
tributive to the Christian work of the
fall, but is destructive of it? Why is
it so commonly charged, and justly
so, that the Christian takes a vaca
tion, but the devil never? Is there
not one answer to all these questions?
Is is not because of the summer-time
excess? The Christian ought to enjoy
the summer time! He needs and is en
titled to his vacation! But his enjoy
ment of the summer should be of such
a temperate character that as the gold-
en days of summer unfold into the
hazy days of autumn he will be in bet-
ter spiritual condition than ever be-
fore, and more fitted for the new and
larger aemanas wnicn me ixra is ai-
ways making of His followers.
SUMMER-TIME attractions and dis- Pie generally. Tne cnnstian is Decom
tractions are multiplying so rapidly Ing more and more careless of observing
n tho HavB ntiri the v9gtinn natx
has taken such universal and nromi-
nont nlace in the lives of the rnl
nf this nation that it is not RrT,wc.
47 r .
ing that their influence should be felt
in the life nf the rWrh nnrl in th
life of the Christian. It is becoming
more and more apparent in the
churches of the cities, more particu
larly that a new distracting ten
dency must be dealt with. The sum
mer season and the vacation period
are being so emphasized that religious
obligations are lost sight of. Every
thing is sacrificed that the summer
plans may be carried out. Excess
marks every step of the way, from the
time in the late winter or early spring
when plans and thoughts for the sum
mer axi allowed to monopolize the at
tention, down through the actual days
of the summer indulgences-. And
somehow the Christian is coming to
believe that the summer time and va-
caUoa to b real and. beneficial mit 1
be entirely separated from religious
thought and activity.
HOW many Christians are careful to
put their Bibles in their grips
when starting off on their vacations?
You can help answer this question by
fuelling what you yourself have done.
The bodily needs and comforts art
assiduously looked after when the
trunk is being packed, and everything
which possibly may be needed for the
better enjoyment of the trip are taken
along. Why should the needs of the
soul be neglected? Why should the
be considered to the utter
forgetfulness of the spiritual? "Oh."
you gayf j am not going off to read
my Bible. I can do that at home."
To be sure you can and OUght, but you
may not read your Bible ,n the heart
of Nature when at home. You may
not be go situated as to have God's
Word mingle in sweet harmony with
the voice and expression of Nature as
you are when away on your vacatIon.
you may lose fresh stons of God and
new giimpses of the birds, and trees
and flowers, if you shut the Lord out
of your vacation, and set off to have
a good time at all hazards. It ls un
safe and unwlse to go away on the
vacation without the conscious pres-
ence of Jesus accompany you. We
slng: "Anywhere with Jesus I can
safely and have in mind tne lace
of trial and danger and distress, but
into the pleasures of life and upon
lhe vacatlons we somehow feel that
we can walk 8afely alone. But th.
Chri8tian needs the Lord with him
upon his vacati(m as at no other time.
for it is then that myriad temptations
come, when the conventionalities and
restraints of home are severed.
rVERY man that striveth for the
L, mastery is temperate in all things."
what would you think of the athlete
who Indulged in his every whim until the
day of the race and then, suddenly real-
izing that he must get himself Into con-
dition, would agonize and fret in the
effort? Could he expect to win? Could
he hope to make creditable showing?
What can the Christian expect in the fall
if the summer has shattered his spiritual
health by its excesses? He cannot hope
to be in condition for the work his Lord
would have him do. At the last moment
he cannot agonize in prayer and cram
God's Word into his soul so as to be
equipped for service. Christians too lit-
tie realize that the reason for many a
failure and defeat dates away back to
the indulgence and neglect of days gone
by. The summer-time excess bears fruit
in a fall and winter barren of spiritual re
sults. The Divine admonitions: "Be instant
in season and out of season. "Pray
without ceasing." "Do good unto all
men," are in force as much during the
summertime as during the other seasons
f the yea- Your prayers during the
summer will determine how much bless
ing you and your church are to have In
the 'all. Your faithfulness to religious
obligations in the summer will determine
how wel1 prepared you are for the work
of the fall. But it must not be supposed
that this intensity of Christian life and
service, this ceaseless prayer, this con-
stant attitude of helpfulness to- those
about are in conflict with the keenest en-
Joyment of the summer time, or .Is a
handicap to the most refreshing and
restful vacation. To be instanf In sea
son and out of season does not mean that
you may not leave the present work in
hand and seeR new scenes and surround
ings. To pray without ceasing does not
mean that you must go around with a
prayer rug in your hands and your eyes
rolling into Heaven. These are not so
much admonitions to outward expres
slon as to inward attitude. And if the
inward state of the soul is one of prayer
and eager yearning for service, there
will be the constant and refreshing ex
pression in the life of that temperate en-
iOVment of all things which Paul urges
jn our text
ONE other thing which is often in
cluded in the Christian's summer
time excess. That is the extrav
agance which is encouraged and
allowed during the vacation time.
Manv a debt is contracted in
the summer which brings worry
and trouble all the rest of the year. The
desire and ambition have been to go to
a certain place, to enjoy certain things,
and when the funds are not adequate to
cover the expenses, the temptation comes
to run into debt, and the pricking con
science is quieted with the assertion that
change and rest must be had, and one is
justified in extravagance when the
health demands it. Speaking generally,
it can be asserted safely that one never
ought to obtain rest and change on bor
rowed capital. As surely as you do, you
saddle yourself with a burden which may
HrlA vnn lnto distress and trouble which
wi1 more than offset the benefit you
Ralned by the expenditure. The body
MTmot be genuinely refreshed while the
inT,pr conscience is condemning you
nA nf the alarming tendencies of our
day is the reckless extravagance of peo-
the Divine command: uwe no man
anything, but to love one another,
. . 1 i t-il -
It IS not possime 10 De a nn&iian on
Sunday ana plunge into me worm nuu ilo
.., u J li
indulgences during the other days of
the week. It IS not possiDie 10 qo goou
and effective work nine months of the
year if the other three months are spent
in careless neglect of God's claims upon
you. The Christian, if Christian he be.
is striving for the mastery, whether dur
ing summer heat or winter's cold, and
there is no period of the year in which he
may slacken his vigil or cease to fight
He must be temperate in all things if he
would win. He may not yield himself
to unrestricted Indulgence in rest and
pleasure during the snmmer time, any
more than during the winter time,.
"Every man that striveth for the mastery
is temperate in all things."
The Divine Presence.
I find that HI.3 sweet "presence eateth
out the bitterness of sorrow and su
The report of the assessment of
railroad, telegraph and telephone
property for the rears 1903 and
1904 recently issued by the Tennes
see railroad commission acting ex
officio aa tax assessors for the State,
is an. interesting document.
Insofar as it affects the com
panies which are connected with the
progress of Memphis the report is aa
follows : r
The Illinois jCenial distributable
and localized property" is respective
ly listed at $2,791,680 and $75,630
for its main line, and $192,080 and
$207,348 for the Memphis division.
The Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf is
put down at $37,500 and $10,000.
The assessment of the Iron Moun
tain is $195,550 and $35,100; that
of the Kansas City, Memphis &
Bridge Railway at $100,000 and
$39,500; the Kansas City, Fort
Scott & Memphis at $254,520 and
$77,537, and the Kansas City, Mem
phis & Birmingham at $324,720 and
The report for the Louisville &
Nashville shows $4,343,400 and
$119,010 for the Memphis division
The Paducah and Memphis divis
ion of the Xashville, Chattanooga &
St. Louis is listed at $1,430,073 and
$150,580, and the Memphis division
of the Southern is put down at $1,'
431.375 and $81,305.
The total assessment of railroad
companies in the State is $55,486,
156.88 for the distributable proper
ty and $3,040,393.75 for that which
The assessed value of the West
em Union Telegraph Company is
placed at $694,525.05, and the Pos
tal is listed at $84,409.50.
The total assessed value of the tcl
ephone companies of the ' State
reached the enormous figure of $1,
473,121.30. Of this the Cumber
land has assessed against it $848,
025, and the Memphis Telephone
Company is put down at $1S2,875.
" The following telephone compa
nies are under $1,000 in value and
therefore not assessed: Richland
of Grainger, Citizens of Henry,
Pittsburg of McXairy, Camden Ex
change, and the Benton county.
The total value of railroad, tel
ephone and telegraph property ih
the State, according to the assess
ment, is $60,778,606.48.
The report indicates the high rel
ative value of Memphis property
compared with that in other sections
of the State.
Encouraging Crop Report.
The weekly crop report of the
United States weather bureau is
very encouraging. Weather condi
tions have been most favorable in
most directions. Corn is in fine
condition except in parts of West
lennessee. Cotton is growing rap
idly and is branching and fruiting
jvell. Tobacco is in good shape.
Much of the earlier planting has
been topped. Irish potatoes made a
fine yield, and a large area has been
planted in the second crop. Wheat
and oats have about been threshed,
with good yield of the latter. The
early hay crop is one of the best in
many years. Melons are not up to
Killed Four Men.
Will Daniels, of Knoxville, who
recently killed Chief of Police Jas.
King, of Stonega ,Va., in a battle
with officers, and who was himself
fatally wounded, told on- his dying
bed that he had killed four men.
When a young man he went to the
Indian Territory, and there killed
his first man. Later in Texas he
was pursued for theft by a sheriff's
posse, and in the chase he killed two
of the sheriff's deputies. For this
crime there was a large reward for
his arrest, according to his story.
King was his fourth victim.
Knoxville Girl Suicides.
Miss Johnnie Rogers, aged 25, an
emploe of Brookside Cotton Mills,
at Knoxville, was found dead in an
outbuilding at the home of her
brother-in-law, John Smith, last
week. Her throat was cut from
ear to car, and in her right had she
clutched a keen-edged razor. She
left the house at 9 o'clock, telling
her sister she was going out to spend
the day. When Smith came for din
ner he went to the outbuilding and
made the horrible discovery. She
had been dead for hours. Xo rea
son can be assigned for the rash act.
Lightning Kills Negro.
Alice Sherroll, a negro woman,
was instantly killed by lightning
last week near Covington. She was
standing under a tree in the vard
of a woman she was visiting in the
Mount C-irmel neighborhood, and
was in the act of leaving: for her
home when lirhtning struck the
tree, shivering it and killing the
woman. Another woman standing
bv wjs stunned by the liehtninsr but
not t-eriously Burt "
Belle Meade May Be Sold.
Ed. A. Tipton, of the Fasig-Tip-ton
Company of New York, arrived
in Xashville last week to confer
with the administrator of Wm. H.
Jackson regarding the value of the
thoroughbred stock at Belle Meade,
The final disposition of the stock
has not been determined upon, but
Mr. Iipton has been at the farm
going over the inventory of stal
lions, brood mares and yearlings,
with a view to being in a position
to advise the administrator whether
or not to sell the horses. It is not
unlikely that the heavy mortgage
on the farm will cause a sale of the
thoroughbreds at an early day.
Tobacco In Weakley County.
The farmers in the vicinity of
Martin who crrow tobacco (and
nearly every farmer does) are hav
ing a, picnic cultivating the weed
this season. In previous years the
tobacco worm was so bad one hand
could hardLy work two acres, but
this year it is quite different. One
farmer who has fifteen acres stated
that he had not caught twenty-five
worms on his entire crop this sea
son. It is the case all over Weakley
county. The cause assigned by one
grower was that the cold weather in
the late spring and extremely hot
weather in early June prevented the
eggs irom hatching. -
Negro Struck by Train.
William Allen, a negro hailing
from Xashville, was struck by a fast
4 1 1 I TT I t t m
ireigiu at Huntingdon last week
and dangerously hurt. Allen was
waiting for a train to go to Xash
ville and went to sleep sitting on
the platform with his feet hanging
over.- lhe passing train hit him on
the side of the head, knocking a por
tion of his jaw off.
Injured in a Bailer.
Oscar Bentley, 23 years of age,
was painfully hurt last week, while
engaged in baling hay on the farm
of W. B. Campbell, near Ripley.
He received a gash about four inch
es long on his left leg just above the
ankley-w4iehpenetrated- the bone,
and it was necessary to cary him to
Ripley for treatment. He became
overbalanced and stepped into the
mouth of the baler.
Killed His Half Brother.
Tolbert Welliver, a boy 11 years
of age, was shot and fatally wound
ed at Knoxville last week, while he
was asleep in bed. His half-brother,
Frank Gavlor, aged 18, was
cleaning a pistol in the room, when
it accidentally went off and the bul
let entered the boy's left side. He
died three hours later.
Home For Veterans.
X. B. Forrest Camp. Confederate
V eterans, of Chattanooga, together
with the Daughters of the Confed
eracy-, took steps at their meeting
to purchase a home. A committee
was appointed to select a buildinfr
or a site upon which to erect a home.
Struck Fine Oil Well.
The Interstate Petroleum Com
pany has struck another fine oil
well at a depth of about 600 feet on
the Abe Beattj' farm, near James
town. his well is located. on the
south side of the river from Bobs
Bar, about a half mile. The oil is
of a very fine quality.
Thomas Moss Injured.
Thomas Moss, while laboring at
the Shankle & Bonner hoop mill,
at Rives, fell last week, badly lac
crating his chin, cutting his tongue
and otherwise injuring his head and
brain. His injuries though not
considered serious, may nevertheless
prove to be so.
Lured From Her Home.
Miss Emma Gassell, a 15-year-old
girl, attempted suicide in East HiJl
cemetery at Bristol last week by
drinking two ounces of laudanum.
A. physician was summoned in time
o save her. The girl is believed to
lave been lured from her home in
West Virginia bv a voung man, un
der promise of marriage.
Over Fifty-One Millions.
The Knoxville Clearing House
Association held its annual meeting
and re-elected old officers. Reports
for the 3'ear show that the clearings
had been in excess of fiftv-one mil-
ions, over two and one-half times as
arge as in 1896, the year the clear
ing house was established.
Methodist Book Agent.
August. 19 has-been fixed upon as
the date for the election of a book
agent for the Methodist Episcopal
church. South, to succeed Dr. R. J.
Bigham, resigned. The election will
be held n Nashville. There are nu
merous rumors anoat as to the
ausc of Dr. Bigham's resignation,
bnt the most strenuous efforts to get
at the facts have gofar prove4 Tui-
FASTEST TIME ON RECORD.
A FlrinK Trip From Orran to Ocenm
Blade by Father In Effortt
See Ills Dylritf Child.
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 8. At 1:08
Friday afternoon the special train
bearing Henry P. Lowe, chief engineer
of the United States Steel corporation,
drew in at La Grande station, having
completed a run ffom the Atlantic to
the Pacific, a distance of more than
3,200 miles, in the fastest time on rec
Mr. Lowe left New York Tuesday,
August 4, at 2:35. p. m., and arrived in
this city 70 hours and 21 minutes later,
or an hour and 39 minutes less than
three days. . The run Tron Chicago was
made over the lines of the Santa Fe
railroad, a distance of 2.256 miles. The
time from Chicago to Los Angeh i was
53 hours, an average speed of 42 miles
an hour, including all stops. The rec
ord breaking run just finished by Mr,
Lowe was undertaken with the object
of reaching the bedside of his 11-year
old daughter who was lying seriously
ill in this city. The child died early
Tuesday morning, but Mr. Lowe was
not advised of her death until well on
ONE 0FTHE LEADERS CAUGHT
Admits Hi Participation in Priaoa
Break, Bat Refunea t. Give In
formation of Companions.
Auburn. Cal.. Aug. 8. Albert Seavls
the colored convict, regarded as one of
the most desperate of the men who es
caped from the Folsom penitentiary,
spent Friday night in the Placer coun
ty jail and will be sent back to his
old quarters. He freely- admitted that
he took a leading part in the prison
break, but would give no information
regarding the subsequent movements
of his companions in crime.
Five of the convicts are reported to
have been noticed near the Crystal
mine, headed toward Dogtown, and
posse has started in that direction
Pnrsuine officers are confident that
they are on the trail of Howard, Mil
ler and Fahey, three other . convicts,
who are believed to be not far from
THE "ENEMY" ATTACKED.
Sonnds of Heayy KirlnK Off Mount
Desert Rock Leads to the Be
lief That the Klprlit Is On.
Bar Harbor, Me., Aug. 8. Heavy fir
ing in.the. direction of Mount. Desert
rock, and continuing for fully five min
utes was heard about quarter past ten
o'clock, Friday night, and it was be
lieved here that the "enemy" had been
sighted by the defending fleet. From
the shore path which commands a view
of the ocean so ships were visible, al
though the weather at the time was
very clear, with a bright moon shin
ing. It is thought that the attack was
a feint on the part of Admiral Barker's
line and that the main portion of the
fleet might be expected either in the
vicinity of Cape Anna or Eastport.
Clement M. Smith Appointed Chief
Justice of New Mexico by Pres
ident Declines to Accept.
Denver. Col., Aug. 8. A special from
Santa Fe, N. M., says: Clement M.
Smith sent a telegram to this city from
Hastings, Mich., Friday, saying that he
had declined to accept the appointment
as chief justice of New Mexico tendered
him recently by President Roosevelt.
Mr. Smith was appointed to succeed
former Chief Justice Daniel H. McMil
lan, who was removed by order of the
president. Mr. Smith gave no reason
for his action, but it is believed here
that he was influenced by the senti
ment existing in the territory against
the appointment of a non-resident to
the chief justiceship.
VICTIM OF TROLLEY CAR.
Death of Mrs. C. Walls, nt St.
Lonls, From Injuries Received
by Contact With 'a Car.
St Louis, Aug. 8. Mrs. C. N. Walls,
of this city, who was run down by ah
electric car, Wednesday morning, died
as the result of her Injuries early Fri
day morning. Mrs. Walls was the wife
of C. N. Walls, well known throughout
Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa,
where he at various times during the
last 38 years owned and edited daily
and weekly newspapers. Mrs. Walls
enjoyed a wide circle of acquaintance
in the state named, and was beloved by
all for her sterling qualities of head
and heart. The remains will be taken
to Paris, 111., for interment.
Meeting Disturbers Sentenced.
Boston, Aug. 8. Granville Martin,
Wm. M. Trotter and Wm. Bernard
Charles who were found guilty of dis
turbing the Booker T. Washington
meeting at the Zion M. E. church , a
week ago, were, Friday, sentenced,
Martin and Trotter to serve 30 days in
prison, the maximum penalty under the
law, and Charles was fined. He paid
the fine, and the others appealed.
Ttto Nfgrofi Hanged.
Birmingham. Ala., Aug. 8. Will
Hudson and Will Jones, negroes, con
victed on charges of highway robbery.
were excuted in the county jailyard
here Friday.-. Hudson denied that he
was guilty of the crime of which he
had ben convicted.
No Troth In It.
St. Clairsville, O., Aug. 8. The re
port that a posse was after a young
r.egro lawyer of this place named C.
E. Burns, to lynch him for assaulting
a prominent woman, Mrs. M. E. Stowe,
U pronounced unus by Sheriff Mater.
KILLED III WRECK
Many Injured, Some of Whom Can
CIRCUS TRAIN IN COLLISION
Many Vnfortnnate Victims Killed
While Asleep and Badly Mangled
Refusal of Air Brakes to
Work Responsible. A
Durand, Mich., Aug. S. The death,
list, as a result of the collision early
Friday in the Grand Trunk yards be
tween the two sections of Wallace
Brothers' circus train, stands at 23,
seven of whom are in the morgue un
identified. Coroner Farrer impanelled
a jury, which viewed the remains and,
adjourned until August 14, when the
inquest will be held. Following are
the dead and injured:
List of the Dead.
James McCarthy, trainmaster of the
Grand Trunk road. His division em
bracing Port Huron and Battle Creek.
A. W. Large, special officer of the
Grand Trunk, Battle Creek.
John Purcell, Peru, Ind; boss can
Lafe Larson, Cambridge, O.; driver.
G. Thomas, residence unknown; la
borer. Harry St. Clair, residence unknown;
John Leary, Springfield, 111.; boss of
Andrew Howland, New York state;
Frank Thorp, Dundee, Mich.; train
master of circus train.
Robert Rice, residence unknown;
Charles Sands, Peru,. Ind.; driver, j
Joe Wilson, Pittsburg.
W. J. McCoy, Columbus, O.; canvas
man. James Taffelmire, Orient, la.
Unknown man; driver.
Unknown man, home said to be In
Indianapolis; rider in circuit races.
Unknown man, home said to be la
Unknown man, driver. f ;
Unknown man, suffocated to death. '
Two identified men at the hospital.
Edward York, Terre Haute, Ind. .
The Seriously Injured.
Seriously injured: -
James Foley, special officer of the
Grand Trunk, Detroit; shoulder dislo
cated and badly braised about body.
Jos. F. Benton, New Milford, Conn.;
W. H. Roe, Armstrong, 111.; internal
Frank Tilley, Rising Sun, Ind.; hip
dislocated; bad bruises and internal
Bole Abrams, Sandusky, O.
Burt McGrath, Connellsville, O. 4 '
John W. Koons, Balrdstown, O. .
George Bartley, Los Angeles, CaL
W. L. Cone, Dubuque, la.
Joseph Patterson, Grand Prairie, I1L
John Collins, Des Moines, la.
J. R.-Stewart, Denver, Col.
Edward York died at noon at the
Many Terribly Mangled.
The dead, many of them so terribly
mangled that identification seemed
well-nigh impossible, were laid on the
ground a short distance from the scene.
By 6 o'clock a corps of twelve phy
sicians was operating on the injured
and dressing their wounds in the tem
porary hospital. Four of the injured
died before 8:30 o'clock. When the
wrecking train crews had finished
pulling to pieces the tangled and bro
ken cars, 17 dead men were lying on
the grass awaiting removal to the
morgue. A majority of them were
killed while asleep. The circus per
formers were on the rear of the mov
ing train and escaped Injury. Wallace
Brothers say that their loss will be
very heavy, but have given no esti
mate of it as yet- This is the second
wreck that the Wallace shows have
suffered within a month.
In discussing the question of re
sponsibility for the horror, the railroad
officials unhesitatingly lay it to Engi
neer Probst of the second section of
the train, whose home is in Battle
Creek. Probst says that the air
brake on his train refused to work, but
the officials declare that he could have
stopped the train In time to have avert
ed serious consequences. General Man
ager F. H. McGuigan said:
"Probst knew that he was coming in-
tof a yard where trains usually stand
and take on coal and water. The rules
say plainly that engineers shall ap
proach such yards with the trains un
der control. A brakeman sent back
by the first train warned" him of the
danger three-fourths of a mile before
he got to the. standing section. For
nearly half a mile before he got to the
first train the track is straight and
clear and he should have been able to
see the red light on the back of the
train ahead in time to stop his train.
Of course he, like anyone else, will try
to avoid such a dreadful responsibili
ty." Rankle Surrenders and Gives Ball.
New York, Aug. 8. Maurice Runkle,
who was" jointly indicted with Machen
and McGregor in the post office inves
tigation, surrendered himself before
United States Commissioner Shields,
Friday, and gave $5,000 bail for hi3 ap
pearance when wanted.
Wright Released on Ball.
London, Aug. 8. Whitaker Wright,
the arrested promoter and director 'of
the London & Globe Finance corpora
tion, was released, Friday, from. Brix
ton jail, satisfactory sureties for hia
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