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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 40.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1903.
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Getting Back Into the Harness
David in the Fifty-First Psalm Points the Way
Back to God and His Service.
Sermon ty the "Highway
: Chicago, '
Text "Creata for
me a ciean- heart. O
GxJ; and renew a steadfast spirit within
me. Cast me not away from Thy pres
ence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from
roe. Kestore unto me- the joy of Thy salva
tion; and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways;
and sinners shall be converted unto Thee."
Psalm 6i:iO-i3. (R6 vised version, marginal
UR text is a prayer
a fervid prayer
rising from the lips
of a man whose
heart is crushed
with a sense of his
own miserable fail
ure and awful sin,
but whose faith
and repent a n c e
pave the way which
leads back to God
and His bles s e d
service. The Psalm
-from which it is taken is the concluding
chapter of a story of sin and its deplora
ble consequences. Sin had severed fel
lowship with God, and terminated ac
ceptable and efficient service. In an un
guarded moment, while yielding to the
ease ard luxury of his royal state, he
slipped the traces of uprightness and
bolted off into the enticing meadows of
sin. He gratified his desires, but at
learful cost. He sacrificed his peace of
mind and heart, and destroyed his power
for good. As the days came and went
he groped in the dark, while he sought
to find light in himself and tried to jus
tify himself by the conduct of the kings
of the nations about him. That which
he had done was only the common prac
tice of kings and rulers of bis day. No
one in the kingdom dared call into ques
tion the acts of the great King David.
He was not in danger of punishment at
the hands of the nation. But, notwith
standing this, those were days of dark
ness to the king who had fellowshiped
with God and performed His service.
The distress and disquiet and darkness
of those days can be realized only in
the light of David's open confession and
his yearning appeal.
HOW common is the experience of
David among Christians, of sinful
indulgence, of separation from God.
Days of darkness come. The inspiration
for service has died out. The sense of
joy in the salvation of the Lord has been
lost. There may be the perfunctory dis
charge of religious duties, even as there
was probably with David during the
period of his sinfulness and separation
from God. Oh! how often the Christian
goes on in this condition! No wonder
he gets no joy out of his service. No
wonder there is dissatisfaction and dis
couragement. No wonder that, if he
fails to go to God with full confession
of sin against Him, and pleads not for
the cleansed heart and the new infilling
of the Spirit, gradually he gets farther
and farther away in the darkness and
finally gives up even the outward dis
play of devotion and service to the Lord
and His cause. Nearly every Christian
has the experience of slipping from the
blessed yoke which he is sharing with
the Christ who has redeemed him, and
of wandering off and browsing in the
attractive fields of the world's pleasures
and sins, but so few, comparatively, are
like David In humble confession and ear
nest pleading in faith for cleansing and
reinstatement. There is a great deal of
unyoking, but so little yoking up again.
The Christian gets out of the harness
which enables him to do effective serv
ice for the Lord, bufhe does not always
get back into the harness again. As we
have said, he goes on with his accus
tomed religious duties and devotions, but
the Inspiration and joy of service are
lost because of unconfessed sin and sep
aration from God. No amount of sub
sequent service and faithfulness can
cover up the sin that is festering in the
heart, or restore to working fellowship
IT TAKES a heart that is cleansed
from all sin and hands which have
been washed from iniquity to render
acceptable service to God. In the twenty-fourth
Psalm David asks: "Who
thai ascend into the hill of the Lord?
or who shall stand in his holy place?
He that hath clean hands and a pure
heart; who hath not lifted up his soul
unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully."
This was the spirit and purpose of
Jesus' teaching when He said: ' "If
thou bring thy gift to the altar, and
there rememberest that thy brother
hath aught against thee, leave there
thy gift before the altar, and go thy
way; first be reconciled to thji brother,
and then come and offer thy gift." The
gift on the altar is representative of
Christian service, butbefore it can be
accepted there must be a cleaning up
of old scores; wrongs must be righted;
confessions must be made; sins must
be cleansed; hands must be purified. It
was the consciousness of this which
bowed a great and mighty king in the
dust of confession and repentance, and
made him plead the prayer of our text:
"Create for me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence,
and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Thy sal
vation; and uphold me with a willing
spirit" Why? Listen: "Then will I
teach transgressors Thy ways; and
einners shall be converted unfo Thee."
David was conscious that his sin had
separated him from God and -unfitted
him for service. He was no longer able
to teach transgressors the ways of the
Lord, nor lead sinners into the light
of salvation. And instead of persisting
111 Lilt; vuui 1 ui a viiiioiiau lilts aiiu ;
service which would be painful, and '
unsatisfactory and unfruitful, be '
and Byway" Preacher.
by J. M. Edson.)
sought, with earnestness of purpose to
get back into the harness where he
could feel the comradeship and fellow
ship of his Lord and know that he was
working effectively for Him.
A fl Y CHRISTIAN friend, my brother
ill or sister In Christ, has sinful in
dulgence of the inner life or the out
ward conduct, has sin of omission or
of commission, has neglect or indiffer
ence, or willful desire, interrupted your
fellowship with your Lord, and taken
away your sense of joy in the saving
Lord and His blessed service? Has
there come a deadness in your Chris
tian life, which makes of the Christian
life and service a painful duty? Have
you gone on in blind desperation and
discouragement? Have you somehow
thought to earn your way back to the
Lord? Have you by your feverish zeal
endeavored to wipe out past sins and
failures? Perhaps you have. We al
are so apt to do so. It is so hard to
get away down in the dust of humility
and confess sin and plead for forgive
ness and cleansing. The pride of the
heart keeps us from bending our knees
and opening our hearts to the search
light of God's purity and the cleansing
of Christ's shed blood. We go on, and on
but transgressors are not taught the
way of the Lord, and sinners are not
converted. What we need is what
David needed. The cry of the Psalm
ist must pour from our lips. We must
walk the pathway of confession and re
pentance so that we may again be
yoked up with Christ and with Him
perform joyful and efficient service.
HAVING gained the presence of the
Lord by confession and repent
ance, David pleads for six things as es
sential to equipment for service. He
longs to get back into the harness of
his Lord's service again. He wants to
teach transgressors the ways of the
Lord; he wants to lead sinners to sal
vation. He knows he is not fitted to do
so, but he knows the Lord can equip
him. He asks first for a clean heart.
"Create for me a clean heart, O God!
This, God only can do. Man can sweep
and garnish the old natural heart, but
it takes God to creat a clean heart. You
remember Jesus' parable of the man
who drove out -the unclean spirit from
his heart and swept and garnished It,
and how later seven other spirits more
evil than the first came back in his
company and took possession of the
heart which the man had cleaned. It
is always so when man undertakes the
task of his own heart cleaning. Fail
ure and disappointment must always
mark such attempt, for God is the only
one who can successfully perform the
task. David does not ask God to paten
up the old heart, but pleads for the
creation of a clean heart, as though
there was nothing which David could
provide which would make any kind
of a presentable heart. What is needed
in his case is a creation, not a mak
During house-cleaning time last
spring wife and I spread out an old
rug which we thought contained abtm
dant good material for a smaller
made-over rug, but when we came to
examine carefully preparatory to the
making of the new rug we found that
the remnants of the old rug were so
utterly worthless that it was out of
the question to use it. David spread
his heart out before the Lord and
when he saw its filth and worthless
ness he gave up the thought of re
construction and at once pleaded for
the creation of something new. Some
how or other these hearts of ours ap
pear pretty good and able to supply
abundant material out of which to
construct a clean heart, but when we
put it into God's hands for remaking
He begins to show us that what He
has declared regarding the" human
heart that it is "deceitful above all
things and desperately wicked" is
true, and we turn hopelessly from our
selves and plead David's prayer:
"Create for me a clean heart, O God."
DAVID'S second request was for a
"steadfast spirit" With David it
was a desire for renewal of that which
he had known in the days that were
behind. The steadfast spirit had kept
him faithfully watching over his flocks
until called by God and anointed to be
king. It had made him patient all
through the years of persecution and
trial at the hands of Saul. It had
made him brave in the hour of danger.
It had given him a generous, forgiv
ing spirit when Saul was within his
power and when victory finally gave
him the kingdom. It is a blessed thing
to be able to plead Cor a renewal of a
steadfast spirit. The past life speaks
much of hopefulness for the future.
But even If the Christian cannot plead
for renewal, though the past Chris
tian life has been all written over
with weakness and failure, still he
may ask God to GIVE a steadfast
spirit. And "thi6," says F. B. Meyer,
"God can give and will give to U3 by
His Holy Spirit. He can renew our
will from day to day, and infuse Into
us His own unaltering, unalterable
purpose. He can make possible obedi
ence to the apostolic injunction, 'Be
ye steadfast, immovable, always
abounding in the work of tie Lord.'
Hear what comfortable words the
Apostle Peter saith: 'Tho God of all
grace, Who called you unto His eter
nal glory in Christ, after that ye have
suffered a little while, shall Himself
restore, stablish, and settle you."
Then ws shall move resolutely and
unfalteringly enwarJ, Like Colum-j
bus, undaunted by discouragement, Ve
shall cross unknown seas, till the
scent of the lahd we seek is wafted
across the brief intervening distance.
BUT David wanted something more
than a clean heart and a steadfast
Spirit. He longed for the joy which
had surged and swelled la his soul as
he realized that "The Lord is My light
and My salvation." His songs out on
the mountain side thrilled and pul
sated with the inner strains of faith
which made ever fresh and new the
way of salvation. "The joy of Thy
salvation." Oh, how real! Oh, how
full and at times well-nigh overwhelm
ing! Every redeemed soul knows that
experience. When the angels begin to
sing in Heaven over one sinner that
repenteth. there is a new song break
ing out in that sinner's soul which is
new and blessed and real, and which
he will never forget The joy of sal
vation is not abiding, because sin en
ters in to dim the vision and dull the
heart wayward to the Heavenly music
David longed to hear those strains
again. He longed to feel the touch of
His Lord as He drew music from his
soul. The joy of the Lord's salvation
had vanished from his soul. Oh. that
he might feel that joy again! Is not
that the yearnings which you have at
times, dear Christian? You recall the
fervor with which you sang:
"O happy day, that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Saviour and my God I
Well may this glowing heart rejoice.
And tell its raptures all abroad.
Happy day, happy day.
When Jesus washed my sins away;
He taught me how to watch and pray.
And live rejoicing every day;
Happy Jay, happy day.
When Jesus washed my sins away."
And you long " Tor the joy which
swelled in your heart then and made
you anxious to lead others to Christ
You have lost that joy and sense of
nearness of. your Saviour because you
have allowed other things, sin and the
desires of the heart, to come between
yourself and your Lord. That joy of
salvation may be restored to you even
as it was to David.
OY of salvation" and a "willing
spirit." "David wanted joy of sal
vation restored to him. He wanted God
to uphold him with a willing spirit This
was the fourth petition of the Psalmist
A willing spirit is that which makes the
Christian obedient to the leading of the
Holy Spirit. The spirit of man is
naturally willful and disobedient It
takes long schooling and earnest effort
for the Christian to stifle the self spirit
and give place to the willing spirit The
willing spirit is always the blessed twin
of the joy of salvation. The two go hand
in hand. While the heart sings of Jesus
and salvation, the life yields willing
obedience to the indwelling Spirit and
the exalted Christ. But when the Chris
tian is far away from God and has lost
his joy of salvation, the self spirit is in
control. God wants the Christian to
walk uprights How sad is the picture of
the Christian who Is all twisted and dis
torted in his life because the self spirit
has carried him hither and thither, irre
spective of God's will and desire con
cerning him. It takes the willing 6pirit
to make a Christian walk upright Da
vid pleads: "Uphold me with a willing
spirit." Hold-me up with a spirit which
will make me willing to abide in the will
of God my Father, and Jesus my Saviour,
rTWO other things David pleaded for
1 that he might be again equipped for
his Lord's service. Because of unfaith
fulness he feared that God might cast
him from Him and that He might with
draw His Holy Spirit Against these
two awful conditions he pleaded. The
guilty soul always realizes that if it re
ceived its just due it would be banished
from the presence of the Lord and cease
to feel the working and leading of the
Holy Spirit Being cast off by God
means the hopeless despair of the outer
darkness; the withdrawing of the Holy
Spirit means utter and final deadness to
sin and righteousness and judgment to
come. The prodigal son in the far coun
try, while he was enjoying life there,
did not dread being cast off by his father.
but when he came back the penitent the
dread was in his heart that his father
might cast him off, because it was no
more than he deserved. The soul In the
presence of God realizes what an awful
thing it would be to be cast off by God
and to have Him withdraw His Holy
Spirit. And God lets the anguish of
this fear sweep over the soul that it may
learn more clearly how blessed It Is to
be near the Lord and to have the Holy
Spirit as the indwelling presence to
lead us and strengthen us and plead with
God for us for those things which the
natural self does not realize are needed.
It is slid that we do not appreciate our
blessings and treasures until they have
vanished. God lets the soul feel that It
it has lost God and His Holy Spirit by its
faithlessness, that He may awaken it to
realization of what fellowship with
God and the possession of the Holy
AND all that David pleaded for were
essential to service for his Lord. He
wanted to teach transgressors the way
of the Lord: he wanted to lead sinners
to salvation. He must be restored.
Yielding to his own desires unfitted him
for service. He could not go on making
a pretense of his religious life. One
thing, David never was a hypocrite. The
satisfaction of his religious life was not
in outward service, but in inward rela
tionship to God. And so In order that
he might render again unto the Lord an
acceptable and efficient service, be asks
for a clean heart, a steadfast spirit a
new sense of the joy of salvation, a will
ing spirit, and these are what every
Christian needs. If sin has stripped you
of your harness, iit has driven you from
the yoke which Christ has invited you
to wearwith Him. then, oh, Christian!
do not go blindly on in your Christian
life and service, do not strive by flesh ly
zeal to get back into the harness again,
but let David teach you how you may be
revoked with Christ and again teach
transgressors the way of the Lord and
ead sinners unto Him,
. Telephone Taxes.
The railroad commissioners last
week gave out a statement in regard
to the assessment of the two tel
ephone companies at Memphis, over
which there is now some contention,
The commissioners say that the law
requires them in making their as
sessments to find what the average
value per mile of the telephone com
pany is in the States in which it op
erates, and to multiply the number
of miles in the Staje by the average
value per mile of the whole line.
The Memphis company' has 731
miles of wire, all in Shelby county,
615 miles of which are in the city
of Memphis. The value of the
plant of the Memphis company, ac
cording to their own statement, is
$375,000, and so the4valne of each
mile of wire is $512.64, while it was
assessed for lees than half of that
value. The Cumberland Telephone
and Telegraph Company, on the oth
er hand, has 205,865 miles of wire
in the South. By dividing this into
the value of 6tocks and bonds issued
by the company it places the wire at
$o8.71 per mile. In Tennessee, the
company has 2,811 miles of first
or main wire, and 11,231 of "side:
wire. The main wire was assessed
at $200 a mile and the side wire at
$12 a mile. The value of the Cum
berland Company's property in the
State of Tennessee,, according to its
own schedules is $818,080. As
there are 14,042 miles of wire in the
State, the property would be worth
$58.35 a mile. The commissioners
therefore assessed the company at
$60 a mile.
Located After Years of Search.
After spending years in time and
thousands of dollars in money in
6earch of his lest nieces, Joseph L.
Care', of London, Ont., has found
the young women in Nashville. He
found Miss Alice Carey at work in
an overalls factory and Miss Maud
Carey emploved at small wages in
the Methodist Publishing House
Both were fitted out in clothes befit
ting the position once held, and they
are now en route to Canada. The
young women went to Nashville
from Louisville about six months
ago.- They were born in London,
Ont., but their father died while
they were very young. The mother
moved to Louisville with her fath
erless daughters, an.d there endeav
ored to make a living for them as
best she could. Mrs. Carey died
about a year ago, and the girls,
thrown upon their own resources,
went to work. Some friends per
suaded them to go to Nashville, and
there they have been since. They
are fairly well educated and bear ir
reproachable characters. Mr. Carey
has searched the country for his
nieces, whom he had not seen since
they were very young.
All Crops Doing Well.
In discussing weather and crop
conditions in the Tennessee section,
Director Bate says in his weekly bul
letin, issued last week:
"The corn crop promises a large
and fine yield all over the State,
probably the finest for many years.
It has had a remarkable outcome,
considering the many adverse condi
tions to which it was subject early
in the season. Cotton is in fine con
dition of growth and development
and is fruiting well. Tobacco is
growing well and is reported com
paratively free from worms, which
is very favorable. A large area is
being planted in the second crop of
Irish potatoes under favorable con
ditions. The early crop made a fine
yield. One of the. largest hay crops
ever known in the State has been
saved, and it is being added to as
the late grass, millet and peas ripen.
Young clover is exceptionally fine
this season. Peanuts are growing
well, also stock peas and millet,
which promises abundant crops as a
Choked to Death.
A small negro boy was taken with
a spell of coughing at Union City
last week, he having whooping
cough, fell over and struck his head
on a brick, and when he was picked
up it was discovered that he had
choked to death.
Brakeman Ground to Pieces.
Frank Tucker, a brakeman, fell
from a Nashville, Chattanooga &
St. Louis freight train, near Se-.
wanee last week, and was ground to
Miss Kendle's Suicide.
Last week Miss Florence Kendle,
who lived near Greenfield, found re
lief from this world's troubles by
hanging herself in Isaiah Crutch-
field's stable. Just a few hours be
fore she took her life she told a
friend that she had more troubles
than she could bear and that she
must have relief some way, but never
hinted that she would take her life.
She was a highly respectable young
ladj about 24 jws old.
To Save Mountaineers.
The mountaineers of Tennej
who are familiar figures in his
and fiction through their rug
fearless ami sure shooting capa
ties, are the subjects of a relig
campaign to be inaugurated by
R. E. Holz of Cleveland, provir
commander in the Salvation Ai
In September he will lead a c
of "circuit riders" into the m
tains, where posts and circuits
be established. Riding from po
post, they will minister to spir
needs and Christianize the pe
It is a cherished plan of his,
sparsely settled nature of the
appealing to him as beyond ordi;
gospel methods. .
A joint conference of coal oj
tors with the United Mine Worl
Union of America of District N
was convened at Knoxville last
for the purpose of considerir
scale for the year dating from
tember 1. The district emb
mines in East Tennessee and S
eastern Kentuck'. The m
have been in convention almosi
week framing their wage scab
mands and disposing of other
ness. It is believed that som
creases will be agreed to by th
erators and that the price of
may be affected thereby.
Large Corn Crop Expected.
The farmers around Trentoi
Gibson county, are jubilant ovei
prospects of a large corn cro
sight. The crop of last year wa
precedented, but it is now tho
it will be surpassed by the ere
this year. What to do with
crop is now what is troubling
minds of the farmers, as the pri
likely to be low.
Barn-Burners at Atwood.
D. A. Belew's barn, at Atv
and a considerable quantity of
hay and fodder, were consume
fire last week. The fire was di
ered about 10 o'clock- and is the
to be of incendiary origin, as
Belew and " family are visitin
Texas. The loss is about $400,
Father Offers Reward.
Sidney Sherrill, who was arrested
last week at Jamestown, Fentress
county, on a charge of attempted as
sault, after being chased several
miles, has escaped jail. A posse is
in pursuit, and a reward of $200 has
been offered by the father of the girl
Testing Privilege Tax Law.
The Knoxville Traction Company
filed sut against County Clerk Mc
Millan of Knox county, last week,
to test the validity of a law passed
by the last legislature providing for
the collection of privilege taxes from
advertising companies. The com
pany carries advertising in all its
Hon. W. W. Ogilvie, commission
er of agriculture, requestts a meet
ing of the farmers' institute of Gib
son county in Trenton on Saturday,
August 29, at 9 o'clock a. m., when
an instructive program will be car
Preparing for Reunion.
Grand preparations are being
made at Rives for the annual re
union of the Warren McDonald
bivouac of the Confederate Veter
ans, to be held October 8 and 9. The
Sons and Daughters of the Confed
eracy are to meet with them.
Work to Begin at Last.
After nearlv a years delay, due to
difference among the directors, work
finally has been ordered begun on
the Carnegie library building at
Instructor for Huntingdon.
Upon his own application Maj.
Frank W. Hess, U. S. A., has been
detailed by the secretary of war as
professor of military science and tac
tics at the Southern Normal Univer
sity, at Huntingdon.
.Leon Trousdale, chief clerk to
Comptroller Theo. F. King, last
week announced that he would be
candidate for comptroller in the
event of Mr. Kmfs resignation.
Mr .Trousdale has been in the comp
troller's office for 18 or 19 years.
Patriot of a High Degree.
Maj. W. L. Alexander, of Union
City, can claim for his family as
much patriotism as can any man in
the State. The major won his title
in the civil war; his grandfathers
were in the revolution ; his uncle, R.
B. Alexander, was major in the First
Tennessee in the war with Mexico,
and his son, H. C. Alexander, row
private secretary to Adjutant Han
nah, was a captain in the Spanish
American war, and carried his coni-
pany to Cuba,
abia 3 of
.o av juu tuarttu . assl
nation of James Marcum Sentenced to
Cynthiana, Ky., Aug. 15. Curtiss
Jett and Thomas White were yester
day found guilty of the murder of J.
B. Marcum at Jackson, Ky., on May 4
and sentenced for life.' At their trial
held in Jackson last month one Juror
hung the jury to the last on the ques
tion of guilt and this one juror hung
the jury for 24 hours on the question
of sentence. The first ballot was 11 to
1 for conviction of both defendants
and the second was unanimous for
Twins Were Born on a Train.
St. Louis, Aug. 15. Austin and
Green Murray, twins, were born on the
Iron Mountain train yesterday morn
ing near Piedmont, Mo., while their
mother was en route to the city hos
p'tal here. There were no women on
the train, but the conductor and brake
man managed to obtain the services
of a physician and both the babies
are doing well. The mother named
the boys in honor of the trainmen.
SpUlman Will Succeed Machen.
Washington, Aug. 15. It was an
nounced on good authority yesterday
that William R. Spilman, formerly of
Manhattan, Kan., at present appoint
ment clerk of the post office depart
ment, will succeed August W. Machen
as superintendent of the rural free
delivery service, of which he has had
temporary charge under Fourth Assist
ant Postmaster General Bristow since
the dismissal of Machen.
A Sbeep Herder Whipped to Death.
Dupyer, Mont, Aug. 15. Fourteen
masked men, supposed to be cattle
men, took a herder from the sheep
camp of Joe Sturgeon Thursday night
and, carrying him ten miles into the
mountains, tied him to a tree and
whipped him to death. They shot
many of the herders' sheep and drove
the remainder away. Sheriff Taylor
and a posse are in pursuit of the white
caps. Will Not Exclude Saloonkeepers.
Dubuque, la., Aug. 15. The Catholic
Foresters voted not to exclude saloon
keepers from the order, but placed
them in the hazardous class. The vote
showed 28 to 77 in favor of excluding
saloonkeepers from membership, but
a two-thirds vote was necessary to
carry. The present rate of insurance
was increased 30 per cent and a level
premium was adopted.
A Negro Store for Negroes.
Bloomington, 111.. Aug. 15. A mass
meeting of the colored people of the
city was held to make arrangements
for the opening of a large store, to
carry the various kinds of marchan
dise and to be operated by colored
Pnblie Lands Withdrawn from Entry.
Washington, Aug. 15. The commis
sioner of the general land office yes
terday withdrew from entry 150,000
acres of public lands in Colorado to
be used in connection with the White
river irrigation project
NOT UNTIL AFTER ELECTION.
Congressmen W1U Be Too Busy In PoUt
Ical Campaigns to Attend Extra
Session In October,
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Aug. 15. Finan
cial legislation and other work of the
proposed extraordinary session of con
gress were discussed by the president
and his callers, who included Secreta
ries Shaw and Hitchcock, Senator Cul
lom and Comptroller of the Currency
Ridgley. Considerable opposition has
developed to the idea of calling the ex
tra session in October. The point is
made that many senators and repre
sentatives will be engaged during Octo
ber in their state campaigns and that
It would be politically unwise for them
to leave their states at such a time.
ACROSS THE CONTINENT.
A Big Airship to Start from New York to
San Francisco. Slaking the Jonrney
in 2 0 Hoars.
Chicago, Aug. 15. Atrial navigation
Is certainly of the immediate future,
if the plans of an aerial navigation
company do not go wrong. A model
of its new $80,000 airship is on exhibi
tion at 95 Fifth avenue. It is a ma
chine weighing 32 pounds and sails
around the room, limited somewhat
by the electric wire that supplies the
power necessary. When the big ship
is completed it is expected to start
for New York from San Francisco,
where it is now in course of construc
tion. Going as the crow flies, this ves
sel will make the long journey over
mountain tops and plains in 26 hours,
if all goes well.
PUT ABOARD WHILE DRUNK.
Two Georgians Are En Route to Santos,
Brazil and John Olson Is Under Ar-
rest for Shanghaiing.
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 15. The federal
commissioner here held an investiga
tion of the case against John Olsen,
charged with shanghaiing George
Rucker, of Atlanta, and John Seage,
of Savannah, and shipping them
board the ship Kambria for Santos,
Brazil. The testimony showed that
the boys had been drinking and were
apparently sluggish and sleepy when
taken aboard the ship. American and
British consuls at Santos have been
notified to take charge of the boys
when the ship arrives.
GREATEST IN AMERICA.
Bock Island-Frisco-Seaboard Interests S
cure Options on Entire Deep Water
Front at Portsmouth. Vs.
Norfolk, Va., Aug. 15. The com
bined railway interests of the Frisco
Rock Island and Seaboard Airline
have secured options on the entire
.water front of Portsmouth, Va., giv
ing it the greatest deep-water terminus
in America. . The port will be im
proved and it is now planned to make
Portsmouth the great export point for
grain. It is significant that thl3
point should be selected for a great
export center, as it Is a place that
John Smith picked nearly 300 years
ago to be the site of the great city of
the new world.
Three Men J arreted for Murder.
Havana, ' Aug. 15. Three men were
garroted yesterday in Santa Clara
province for the murder and robbery
of a planter. All protested innocence
and refused administrations of a
priest Their relatives had come to
Havana and had pleaded unavailingly
with President Palma for clemency.
Dollar Wheat at Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 15. "Dollar
wheat" was seen on change Friday for
the first time since the Leiter corner
In 1898. It was cash wheat and there
were sales at that figure. Later $1.02
was asked and $1.01 bid with no sales.
September option touched 85, the high
est point in 14 years.
CocUrell I Bryan'a Choice.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 15. In the Com
moner to-day W. J. Bryan comes out
in favor of Senator Cockrell, of Mis
souri, for president Mr. Bryan has
nrinted the biographies of several pres
idential possibilities, but the Missouri-
an is the first man he has declared in
Garment Workers Not for Socialism.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 15. The
socialists at Friday's session of the
national convention of the United
Garment Workers renewed their effort
to commit the organization to their
nolitical programme. After a long dis
cussion the socialists were defeated
by a decisive vote.
Struck His Father with an Ax.
Guthrie, Ok., Aug. 15. In a family
quarrel near Cleveland, Pawnee coun
ty, Paul Lennox, a 14-year-old boy,
struck his father on the head with
an ax, the wounds resulting in the
death of the father a few hours later.
This Will Suffice.
St Petersburg, Aug. 15. Prince
Mestchersky, who recently criticised
the high provincial officials in his
newspaper, has received an official
warning from the censor.
Armours Lose by Fire.
Kansas City, Mo., .Aug. 15. Fire in
the big stables of the Armour Packing
company burned from 7:30 until 8:20
Friday morning. Loss, $20,000.
Historical Day at World's Fair.
St. Louis, Aug. 15. October 14, 1904,
will be Thomas Jefferson day at the
world's fair. Ceremonies will be in
charge of the Thomas Jefferson Memo
rial association, of which Gen. Nelson
A. Miles is president Jefferson day is
also the anniversary of the surrender
of Lord Cornwallis.
Denver's Chief of Police Missing.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 15. M. De
laney, chief of police of Denver, who
came to Springfield last Wednesday,
has disappeared and the Springfield
police have been unable to find him,