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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 47.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
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Best Yield in Years.
f According to Section Director
I?ate, worm weather has brought out
the crops in Tennessee, and corn es
pecially, is in excellent condition of
growth and maturity. It bids fair
to make the best yield in years. Oot
ton is developing and fruiting well.
In some of the western counties it
is inclined to excessive 6talk growth,
but the general outlook is altogether
favorable. The large crop of tobac
co is in remarkably fine condition of
growth and some of it is ready to
!e cut. Worms are reported scarcer
than ever known at this season. The
second crop of Irish potatoes has
ben planted and is coming up well
as a rule. Sweet potatoes are in
good condition of growth. Late
peas and millet and sorghum are
growing well. Seed clover is pro
ducing finely. Same hay was lost
on account of showery weather. Gar
den produces are in good condition.
Pastures are fine and stock is in ex
. Pardon Protest Withdrawn.
I The Tennessee Anti - Saloon
league, for reasons which it deems
sufficient, has adopted resolutions
declaring "That, in view of some
special circumstances which have
come to our knowledge, we withdraw
our protest ngainst the remission of
the jail sentence in the cases of
Iesssrs. Koy Webster and Max Ileil
bronner, convicted of having violat
ed the Adams law."
The league also declares: "That
this action is not to be construed as
indicating any disposition on our
part not o prosecute to the fullest
extent fmv future violators of the
The league declined to give rea
sons for its action. These men vio
lated the law by opening a saloon at
Brains Dashed Out.
1 A horrible accident at the brick
making plant of John M. Nichols in
Dyersburg last week cost little Jessie
Gordon his life. The little boy was
just twelve years old and had been
pent by his mother to take breakfast
to his father, J. B. Gordon, who was
the engineer at the plant. While the
father ate his breakfast, the boy took
his place to fire up and keep the ma
chinery going. He leaned over a
belt to reach after something he
needed and in 60 doing was caugb
by the belt and carried over the tre
mendous fly wheel between the belt
and the wheel, and was thrown vio
lently against the side of the house
and his brains dashed out and many
of his bones broken.
! Over a Hundred.
i Kizzie Comer is a colored woman
who lives near. Medon, in Madison
rounty, who was born in Halifax
county, Va., in 1793, making her
now 110 years old. She is the moth
er of seventeen children, twelve of
whom lived to be grown. She has
seventy grandchildren, twenty great
grandchildren, and nineteen great
great grandchildren. She has been
a member of the Baptist church for
eighty-five years. No one of her de
scendants has ever been in prison, or
charged with any infraction of the
law. Aunt Kizzie retains all her
faculties, and is as spry as many per
sons of less than seventy years.
I Southern Extension.
The Southern Railway has decid
ed to build an extension from Oliver
Springs to Pilot Mountain, the sur
vey for which is now being pushed
rapidly forward. This extension
will shorten the route from Knox
ville to Cincinnati twenty-five miles
and will pass through a section rich
in coal and iron and yet undevel
oped. Prosperity Echo.
Crops in the vicinity of Massey
are greatly improved owing to re
cent rains. Although farmers have
about finished their crops, every
thing seems in a prosperous condi
tion, and all are jubilant over the
hope of a bountiful crop both of corn
Joe Carter of Dresden was, last
week, sentenced to the penitentiary
for five years for burning the Weak
ley county jail several months ago.
Carter at the time he burned the
jail, was a prisoner on the charge of
carrying a pistol. He is a white
man of family.
Davy Crockett Indictment.
While looking through a pile of
court house records at the court
house in Huntingdon last week one
of the county officials discovered
quite a curiosity in the shape of an
indictment found by the grand jury
of the Circuit Court for Carroll
county in the year 1820, which
charges one Davy Crockett, a citi
zen of that county, with having
committed an assault and battery
upon the person of another citizen
pot. rained in k? indictment,
Pe&body Scholarship Awarded.
The State board of education at
a meeting held last week awarded
Peabody scholarships in the follow
ing senatorial districts: Seventh
district, Mac H. Brunner; Eighth,
H. B. Comer; Ninth, W. F. Grubbs;
Tenth, Henry R.. Officer; Twelfth,
H. E. Hayes; Fifteenth, William R.
Bourne, Jr.; Sixteenth, Edward
Culdom; Seventeenth, Clara W.
Hasslock; Eighteenth, Iola Shra
der; Nineteenth, John Fleyd Mitch
ell; Twenty-sixth, A. M. Smith;
Twent3--seventh, Birdie Mae Elkins;
Twentv-eighth, George W. Carroll;
Twenty-ninth, R. O. Whittender.
No one made the grade in the First,
Sixth, Eleventh, Twenty-second,
Twenty-fourth, Thirtieth and Thirty-second
districts, and no papers
were received from the Second and
Fifth. The State superintendent
was empowered to appoint for the
reason that the time is too short to
State Christian Convention.
It has been announced that the
annual State Christian convention
will be held in- Jackson some time in
October. Preparations are already
being made, as one of the largest
delegations in the history of the
convention is expected. State Pres
ident E. E. Hendricks of Nashville
will preside over the meeting. Vis
itors from other States are expected
to be present.
Tennessee Central Work.
W. II. Fox, superintendent of the
Tennessee Central Railroad, expects
to have trains running to Clarksville
in September and the road in opera
tion between Nashville and Hop
kinsville by October 15. Track
laying has been completed from
Nashville to Ashland City, and grad
ing is finished to Clarksville.
N., C. &. St. L. Earnings.
The gross earnings of the Nash
ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis rail
way during the past fiscal year were
$9,60(1,370.11, an increase over the
preceding year of $1,013,839.21 ; op
crating expenses, $6,9.35,603.6.5, an
increase of $1,133,489.37, and net
earnings, $2,650,766.46, an increase
Gov. Frazier last week appointed
Horace YanDenventer of Knoxville,
A. H. Buchanan of Lebanon, and
O. K. Joplin of Covington, as a com
mission to make surveys and locate
the boundary line between Tennes
see and Arkansas. The commission
will report the result of their work
to the next general assembly.
More Cars for Clarksville.
The extension of the Clarksville
street car system to that city's popu
lar summer resort, Dunbar's cave,
three miles from town, and building
of a large hotel there, will be fol
lowed by additional new lines of
electric railway, one to the suburb of
New Providence and the other
through South Clarksville, giving to
that place one of the most complete
systems of street cars in the South.
Methodist Book Agent.
The book committee of the M. E.
Church, South, at a meeting held in
Nashville last week elected D. M.
Smith, present assistant book agent
to the position of book agent, for
merly held by Dr. Bigham, resigned,
and Rev. H. J. Lamar of Mobile,
Ala., assistant book agent.
Will Pay Off Employes.
United States Judge C. D. Clark,
who has full jurisdiction in the af
fairs of the Southern Car and
Foundry Company, hag suggested
that the receiver at once pay off all
employes. It is stated the com
pany owes about $30,000 in wages
and no formal order was issued, as it
will not be necessary.
Active at Ninety-Three.
John F. Randle registered at
Trenton the past week at the age of
93. Mr. Randle is a brother-in-law
of the late United States Senator
Isham G. Harris, and at this very
old age. is still active in performing
the duties of citizenship.
The Clarksville board of health
will strictly enforce a recent order
to the effect that no teachers nor
pupils will be allowed in the public
schools of Clarksville after Septem
ber who have not been successfully
Added 175 Pensioners.
The State board of pension ex
aminers last week added forty new
pensioners to the third-class and 135
to the fourth. The former draw
$100 per annum and the latter $60
a year. One thousand two hundred
cases were reinvestigated. A num
ber of these were ordered more thor
oughly examined into and eight were
suspended pending a very rigid ex
amination. The board will meet
j again on the first Tuesday xv
GERMAN MARRIAGE BROKERS
A Clique of Them Gets Into the Toils
of the Berlin Authorities.
Tney Tried to Bleed an Austrian
Connt, Who Married an Amer
ican Heiress, Out of f 50,000.
Berlin, Aug. 24. A clique of usurers
and marriage brokers has been de
manding $50,000 from Count Franz Jo
seph Maria Von Larisch-Monnich, since
his marriage with Misa Marie Satter
lee, of Titusville, Pa., at Buffalo,' N.
Y., in July, 1901, which sum the count
has refused to pay. The public prose
cutor has now brought proceedings
against the usurers for attempted
swindling. Some time before Count
Larisch-Monnich visited America the
accused persons assert they supplied
him with funds to go to Nuremberg
and court the daughter of Faber, the
pencil manufacturer, and that the
count signed a note for $50,000, pay
able on condition that he married Miss
Faber. He went to Nuremberg, it is
further asserted, properly supplied
with cash, and paid his addresses to
Miss Faber, but was not- accepted.
Later, the count went to America, pre
sumably at his own expense, and event
ually married Miss Satterlee. The
group that asserts that it financed the
Faber affair demanded $50,000, not on
the conditional note, but on another,
which, it is insisted, Count Larisch
Monnich signed, and which he refused
to pay. The public prosecutor was in
formed of the case by someone whose
name does not appear, and the matter
was investigated, with the result that
the public prosecutor has instituted
proceedings against a merchant, re
ferred to as "R" in the statements
given to the press, and against a re
tired cavalry captain. The trial has
been set for the autumn term of the
criminal court. Count Lariisch-Mon-nich
belongs to the Austrian nobility.
His father has an estate near Astro
nitz, Prussia, and has become a natur
ONLY PARTIALLY EFFECTIVE.
Chicago Restaurant Walters and
Cooks Called Ont, Dnt the Re
sponse Was ot General.
Chicago.Aug. 24. Waiters and cooks
employed in several downtown lunch
rooms were called out on strike early
Monday morning. The number of men
responding to the order was small,
owing to the small forces on duty at
the time. This is the first move of
the waiters' and cooks' union in the re
np,wed fight against the Chicago Res
taurant Keepers' association which,
two months ago, tied up the establish
ments controlled by them and which
resulted in the granting of an increase
in wages of ten per cent, to their em
ployes. Within an hour after 30 committees
led by officials of the Hotel and Restau
rant employes' alliance left their head
quarters with instructions to call out
every restaurant employe except those
in rhe few establishments which grant
ed the strikers' demands last June. Ten
restaurants and lunch rooms were more
or less crippled. The cooks responded
quite generally to the strike call, but
in several places the strike was but
partially effective, many of the wait
ers refusing to walk out.
DOWN AN EMBANKMENT.
Wreck of a. Chicago and Northwest
ern Passenger Train One Killed
and Thirty-One Injured.
Fond Du Lac, Wis., Aug. 24 The
Chicago & Northwestern passenger
train, from Chicago, was wrecked three
miles south of here at 2 o'clock Mon
day morning. George W. Zuhlke, of
Fon du Lac, was killed. Conductor
Moy, of Chicago, and 30 passenger
were injured. The entire train, express
car, baggage car, two coaches and
three sleepers were thrown down a 20
The injured were conveyed to a
farmhouse near by, which was convert
ed into a temporary hospital. Phy
sicians were sent from this city in car
riages, and later by relief trains. All
the injured were brought to the city.
The track was torn up for 800 feet, and
traffic was suspended several hours.
A PECULIAR ACCIDENT.
A Thousand Men and Women Flffht
Frantically to Escape From an
Elevated Motor Train.
New York, Aug. 24. A peculiar acci
dent, Sunday night, caused a panic on
a crowded elevated motor train bound
from Jamaica to Brooklyn. More than
a thousand men and women fought to
escape from the train which was a
sheet of fire for several minutes. The
trouble was caused by a metal step on
one of the cars coming into contact on
a curve with the third rail. This short
circuited the entire train and sparks
fairly rained from every piece of metal
in the cars.
The passengers who were returning
from a day on Long Island were mad
Plates and Dlffgers Held Pow "Wow.
Yosemite Valley, Cal., Aug. 24. For
the first time in five years the Piute
and Digger Indians are holding a big
pow.. wow and dance in the lower part
of the valley A big feast was held
Sunday night, presided over by Uncle
Paul and Mrs. Uncle John, both ol
whom are over a hundred years old.
Wealthy Woman's Suicide.
New York, Aug. 24. Mrs. Marie
Kleeberg, wife of Philip Kleeberg, a
wealthy lace merchant, committed sui
cide Sunday at his home on River
side Drive by swallowing carbolic
RUMORS RIFE OF
The Entire Balkan Region Seeming
ly Given Up To the Lust of
MASSACRES BY THE TURKS
AND ME BY BULGARIANS.
The Dead In Krushevo Still Remain
Inburled, the Survivors Fearing
to Incnr the Suspicion of the
Turks Flsrhtl. Reported at Ad
rianople. Constantinople, Aug. 24. According
to Turkish advices when the insur
gents captured Vasliliko they killed
the garrison, consisting of 50 soldiers
and about 100 of the inhabitants. .
The insurgents are now threatening
Midia, 60 miles northwest of Con
stantinople, and are reported to be at
tacking the important town of Kirk
Kilioseh, 32 miles from Adrianople.
Christian, Greek and Mussulman ref
ugees have arrived at the mouth of the
Bosporus from the neighborhood ol
Midia, fearing a massacre there. They
have been sheltered and fed at Anado-li-Kavak
by the authorities.
The Italian ambassador has notified
the porte that it holds it responsible
for any injury which may be done to
the consul of Italy at Monastir, and de
mands the punishment of those who
insulted the consul recently by calling
him a "Giaour" (infidel).
MORE STORIES OF MASSACRE.
Turks Rnrn Twenty-Two Villages
and SlnORliter Women nnd
Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug. 24. The Turks
are reported to have massacred all the
women and children in 22 villages of
the districts of Florida and Monastir
and afterwards to have burned the vil
lages. They are also alleged to have
killed a number of prisoners.
..ae streets of Krushevo are said to
be strewn with dead and the survivors
are afraid to bury the bodies, fearing
to incur the suspicions of the Turks.
Following the proclamation of the rev
olution throughout the vilayet ol
Adrianople the insurgents cut all the
telegraph lines connecting the city of
Adrianople with the eastern parts of
There are unconfirmed rumors here
that fighting and massacres are pro
ceeding in the streets of Adrianople.
TWO IIIXDRED KILLED. x
Government Bnlldlnj? Blown I'p by
Insurgents at Cruas.
Vienna, Aug. 24. The Neue Freie
Presse's Constantinople correspondent
telegraphs that a band of Bulgarians
attacked the Turkish town of Urgas,
south of Iniada, on the east coast of
Turkey, and have blown up the gov
ernment buildings with dynamite. It
is reported that 200 persons were
The Cases of Senator Farrls and
Smith Carried Over Until Xovem
her at Jefferson City, Mo.
Jefferson City, Mo., Aug. 24. In the
circuit court, Monday, Judge Graves
continued the bribery cases of Senators
Frank H. Farris and Charles H. Smith
because of the present serious illness
of Senator Farris. The Farris case
was reset for November 2 and the
Smith case for November 4. Senator
Smith's case was continued because
Farris is wanted as a witness in the
The nhvsician attending Farris ap
peared before Judge Graves and testi
fied that his patient is suffering from
uraemia and could not leave his bed
at this time. The continuance was
then granted at the -cost of the de
The bribery case of Senator Mat
thews is set for August 31 before Judge
Hazell. The defense will ask for a
Unrequited Love and Suicide.
St. Paul. Minn.. Aug. 24. Sergt. Al
bert E. Leclair, of the Twenty-first in
fantry, stationed at Fort Snelling, com
milted suicide. Sunday, by taking mor
phine. Unrequitted love is said to
have caused the soldier to take his
World's TrottiiiK Record Broken.
Readville, Mass., Aug. 24 Lou Dil
lon broke the world's record on the
mile track here to-day, going in 2:00
The previous record was 2: 024, held
by Cresceus, made at uommDus, u.,
Guests of the President.
Oyster Bay, L. I., Aug. 24. Gov.
Murnhv and Senators Kean and Dry
den, of New Jersey, were guests of the
president Monday. H. H. Kohlsaat, of
Chicago, was among the president s
guests at luncheon.
Six Were Drowned Sunday.
New York, Aug. 24. Six persons
were drowned Sunday at various pleas
ure resorts about New York. The list
included one woman. Rudolph Tausch,
one of the victims, lost his life in the
Harlem river by trying to save his val
uable collie dog.
Fatally Wounded His Rival.
Chicago, Aug. 24. Meeting his rival
in front of the home of Miss Lottie
Hallock,. to whom both had been pay
ing attention, Joseph Jacobs shot and
fatally wounded Charles A. Besler Sug-i
day night, and, made his escape.
LORD SALISBURY'S FUNERAL
The Casket Closed, But the Funeral
Will Be Delayed.
Will Await Return From Effypt of
Lord Edward Cecil, Fourth Son
of the Deceased.
Hatfield. Eng.. Aug. 24. Lord Salis
bury's coffin has been finally closed.
The servants and family will act as
pallbearers at the funeral, which will
be held at the end of the week, when
Lord Edward Cecil, military secretary
of the Eerntian army, and fourth son
of the deceased statesman, shall reach
England from Egypt.
Ambassador Choate telegraphed to
Hatfield expressing, in behalf of the
American nation, sorrow for the death
of Lord Salisbury.
The text of Mr. Choate's telegram,
which was addressed to Lord Cran-
borne, was as follows:
"I have heard with the deepest re
gret of the death of your illustrious
father. The people of the United States
will sincerely sympathize with those of
England in deploring the loss or the
THE SEA OF WESTMINSTER.
Rt. Rev. Francis Browne Proposed
For the Vacant Archbishopric
Rome. Aug. 24. The congregation of
the propaganda met, Monday.under the
direction of Cardinal Gotti, the pre
fect. After some discussion it was de
cided to propose to Pope Pius that he
appoint Rt. Rev. Francis Bourne, bish
op of Southwark, England, as arch
bishop of Westminster in succession
to the late Archbishop Vaughn.
NOT FOPt'LAR IX LOXDOX.
lie Was the Third Choice of the
London.Aug. 24. The decision of the
congregation of the propaganda to pro
pose to the pope the appointment of
Bishop Bourne, of Southwark, to the
archbishop of Westminster, some
what surprised the English Roman
Catholics. He was the third choice of
the bishops, who nominated him by the
majority of only one vote. Since he
became bishop of Southwark, Monsig
nor Bourne had been energetic, but he
was considered arbitrary, especially in
regard to the fianances of the diecese.
GIGANTIC RAILROAD SCHEME.
Plans For a Pan-American Railroad
Ten Thousand Miles Lone,
Outhrie. Okla.. Aug. 24. Plans for
a eicantic railroad, with a trunk line
connecting Hudson bay, British Colum
bia, Buenos Ayres, South America, and
has a network of branches, was dis
closed to-day when articles of incor
poration of the Pan-American Rail
road Co., with a capital stock placed at
S250.000.000. were filed here with the
secretary of the territory. The purpose
of the corporation, it is said, is to
build a line of railway extending from
Port Nelson. Hudson bay, in a souther
ly direction, crossing the line of the
Canadian Pacific near Winnipeg, Man.,
through North Dakota, South Dakota,
Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and In
dian territory, to Galveston, Tex.;
from Galveston through the Republic
of Mexico to the boundary line of Cen
tral America, through the isthmus of
Panama, thence .through the United
States of Colombia to Ecuador, and
finally through the republic of Peru to
Buenos Ayres. on the Atlantic ocean.
Also a branch line, beginning in the
republic of Peru and extending in a
southeasterly direction through Brazil
to Rio Janeiro; also a branch line be
ginning in the republic of Peru and ex
tending in a southerly direction
through Chili, to Valparaiso, on the
South Pacific ocean. The estimated
cost of the Pan-American railway is
$250,000,000, and the estimated length
A RECORD OF THIRTY HOURS.
St. Louis Electric Railroad Cars Get
On ov Regular Hot Weather
St. Ixmis, Aug. 24. For the past 30
hours the street railways of this city
have been on the rampage. Here is the
Ambulance, dirt wagon and ice
wagon hit within one block, by same
car; three persons injured; one sen
Rueirv struck: woman and child
' "oow '
saved only by heroic deed of husband
Policeman Wm. Y. Hoagland struck.
thrown against pole and fatally hurt.
Three women injured, one perhaps
fatally, when derailed car struck trol
Christ Schurger struck and badly
hurt while crossing the street-
Miss Delia Bryant thrown while
allighting from car and painfully hurt,
Mrs. Annie Johnson painfully hurt
in name following burning out of a
Express wagon struck; Conrad Mor
ton and Henry Koeln thrown out; Mor
ton badly hurt on head.
Fred Ewin knocked from running
board by another car; painfully in
John Foley Dead.
New York, Aug. 24. John Foley,
New York's pioneer reformer, who
brought the famous injunction suit
which ended in the route of the "Tweed
ring," is dead after a lingering illness,
at his home in Lexington avenue. His
health was shattered twenty years ago.
TAKES THREE W111S
TO DECIDE CONTEST
"The Cup Will Not be Won Until
the Better Boat Has Taken
SO SPOKE OLIVER C. ISELIN
WHEN ASKED ABOUT OUTLOOK.
Shamrock III. Una Been Remeasured
and Han Not Lost Any of Her Time
Allowance, Other We I lit Having:,
Presumably, Been Taken Ont of
New York, Aug. 24. Th& cup will
not be won until the better boat has
taken three races," said C. Oliver Ise-
lin, Monday, just before getting aboard
the Reliance. Asked whether the re-
measurement of the Shamrock would '
have any effect on the future races, he
said: "I know no more about it than
you do. The fact is, that attention
was called to the matter of the absence !
of the anchor and chain not so much
on account of it effect on any racing,
as to follow absolutely the rules. Sir
Thomas would have felt it much more
keenly if the issue had been raised
after he had won a race."
Declined to Discus Saturday's Race.
Mr. Iselin would not discuss the race
of Saturday or the criticisms raised ;
concerning the sailing of the Shamrock :
further than to say: "Both boats were
well handled." I
The bay inside the Hook was compar
atively deserted Monday, except for the
presence of Reliance and her tender.
The wind was fiucky from north and
east and not strong enough to get the
boats over the course in time had it
been a race day. The Reliance stood
out beyond the Hook with her main
sail, club topsail, jib and staysails set.
She tacked out to windward, evidently
stretching her sails. After she had
been out a half-hour a new jib was
tried and it was evident that the boat
was out for the purpose of trying some
nETAIXS TIME ALLOtl'AXCE.
Remeasnrement of Shamrock III.
Did Not Penalize Her.
New York. Aug. 24. Shamrock III.
was remeasured at the drydock in Erie
Basin Monday morning, after having
taken on board her cable and anchor,
as reaured by the rules affecting the
measurement of the cup yachts. Sir !
Thomas Lipton was on board. The
measurement was taken by Charles D.
Mower, official measurer of the New
York yacht club, and watched by Mr.
Fife, representing Shamrock HI. and ;
bv Secretary Carmack, representing the ,
New York Yacht club, when the meas
urement was concluded, Sir Thomas
Lipton said that he had been informed
by Mr. Mower that Shamrock Ill's rac
ing rank had not been affected and that
it would be unchanged. It is pre
sumed that sufficient weight was re
moved to equalize the weight of the an
chor and cable.
The Reliance was taken out for a
sail at ten o'clock this morning.
The new measurement shows that It
differs by only five one-thousands of a
foot, which would not affect the time
allowance more than a very small frac
tion of a second. The time allowance,
therefore, stands at 1:57.
WEATHER OUTLOOK TUESDAY
LiKbt, Fresh and Variable "Winds
Promised for the Yachts In
New York, Aug. 24. The local
weather bureau is in receipt of the
following from Washington:
"To Observer, New York: The winds
Tuesday over the international yacht
race course will be light, fresh and
variable, though mostly from some
easterly point. Unsettled weather;
Died at One Hundred and Fifteen.
Chicago, Aug.- 24. A dispatch to the
Inter-Ocean from New Orleans, La.,
says: "Widow Victor Marie Derans
bourg, colored, supposed to have
reached the age of 114 years, is dead at
her home here. She is reputed" to have
been born in 17S9, In St. Charles parish,
the property of Pierre Larlo.
Both W ere Wounded.
New York. Aug. 24. Vagnato Fill
po and Fillipo Nero, residents of the
Bronx, fought a duel with pistols in
east One Hundred and Eighty-second
street. Both are now in a hospital suf
fering from bullet wounds. The men
are said to have quarreled over a debt.
Policeman Fatally Hurt.
St. Louis. Aug. 24. Policeman Will
iam Hoagland, of the mounted district,
was struck by a Suburban car, Sunday,
and sustained iniiries which will prob
ably result in his death. His skull was
fractured at the base.
Boodle Convictions In Illinois.
Carbondale, 111., Aug. 24. Four of
the twenty-threer boodle cases of Will
iamson county, which have created
considerable attention throughout
southern Illinois, have been disposed
of and two convictions secured.
Pedro Alvarado Sot Dead.
Mexico City, Aug. 24 Pedro Alvara
do, the famous mining magnate, of
Parra. is not dead, as has been gener
ally reported; ut is in good health. It
is not know how the report of his
The building operations in St Louis
are regarded as unprecedented in the
history of the city.
THE HUMBERTS CONVICTED
Notorious French Swindlers Arc
Found Guilty and Sentenced.
Woman Mho Was Center of Interest
Displayed I'sual Hauteur Sur
veyed Crowd with Scorn.
Paris, Aug. 24. Mme. Therese Hum
bert, her husband, Frederic, and hei
brothers, Romaine and Emile d'Aurig
nac, the notorious swindlers, were.
Saturday, found guilty by a jury ol
forgery and fraud.
The court sentenced Mme. Humbert
and her husband each to five years' im
prisonment and to a hundred francs
fine. Emile d'Aurignac was sentenced
to two years' imprisonment. Romain
d'Aurignac was sentnced to three
years' imprisonment. Mme. and M.
Humbert will undergo solitary con
finement during their term of imprison
ment. The expectation that the day would
bring the conclusion of the Humbert
tried renewed the intense public inter
est in the case. The courtroom was
again crowded. Among the throng
were a number of American lawyers
and ' tourists, who secured favored
places through the efforts of the United
The prisoners maintained the same
outward aspect of calm. Mme. Hum
bert walked in haughtily and surveyed
the crowd with a scornful air.
Dr. Floquet, who examined the pris
oner before she came into court, found
her to be in good health and showing
no signs of nervous breakdown under
the strain of the culmination of the
trial. Outside the courtroom the pub
lic everywhere awaited the verdict and
discussed the prospects. The jury in
dorsed upon its verdict that there were
extenuating circumstances in favor ol
all the accused.
RAN INTO FREIGHT TRAIN. '
linBineer and Passenger Injured
Cars and Trucks Scattered j
Pana, 111., Aug. 24. The Knicker
bocker special crashed into the reai
end of the local freight at the west end
of town yesterday afternoon, demolish
ing the day coach and three box cars.
The cars and trucks were thrown into
the air and scattered along the track
a distance of 100 yards. The engine
pilot and headlight were demolished.
Engineer James Reynolds and his fire
man jumped. Reynolds sustained a
broken collar bone and gash in his
head. George Nash, a passenger
jumped out of the day coach, narrow
ly escaping with his life. The train
was running 25 miles an hour. The
trouble is said to have been caused by
the flagman on vhe local freight not
being far enough back from the train
to give the engineer on the special
enough spaco to stop his train, itebiic
was delayed six hours.
HE IS WANTED IN KENTUCKY.
Frank Smith, Wanted For the Al
leged Murder of a Revenue Offi
cer, Captured In Illinois.
Bloomington. 111., Aug. 23. A special
irom Mount Pulaski to the Bulletin
states that Constable Casseway cap
tured, near there, Frank Smith, who
is wanted near Lexington, Ky., for the
alleged murder of a united States rev
enue officer and who is also charged
with murderously assaulting another
Dfficer so that death almost resulted.
Smith has been hanging around Mount
Pulaski for some time, and has been
under suspicion. A reward for the cap
ture of Smith dead or alive has been
posted for some months. He will be
held to await the arrival of Kentucky
CHARGE OF WITECAPPING. I
Eleven Prominent White Planters of
Poinsett County, Ark., Arrested
by Inlled States Officer.
Wvnne. Ark.. Aug. 23. A deputy
marshal has arrested eleven prominent
white planters of Poinsett county on
the charge of whitecapping. The pris
oners will be taken to Helena to appear
before the United States district court.
The negro laborers employed at a
sawmill in Poinsett county were re
cently forced to leave under threats of
violence by a band of white planters.
causing the mill to suspend. The ar
rests were made at the instigation of
the mill owner.
THE FORMIDABLE HAT PIN. 1
A Montana Stockman Probably Fa
tally Wounded With a Woman's
Hat Pin in Michigan.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Aug. 23. F. B.
McArthur, a stockman . from Saco,
Mont., was stabbed in the stomach with
a hat pin by an unknown woman on
the streets here. He was passing along
on the sidewalk in a large crowd, when
a small boy brushed a little feather
duster in a woman's face. The woman,
thinking it was McArthur, grabbed her
hat pin and jabbed it into his stomach.
McArthur can not live. The identity
of the woman is unknown.
The Fall Ttlver Cotton Mills.
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 23. The cot
ton mill situation in this city will show
considerable improvement next week
over the present condition, resumption
of manufacturing being planned at
some mills. There will be 2,300 more
operatives working than this week.
Cemetery For Pet Animals.
Boston, Aug. 23. A project is on foot
by the Massachusetts Society For the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to
establish in Boston a cemetery for the
burial of pet animals and birds. Sub
scriptions are being solicited.