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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 48.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1903.
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Giving to the Lord and
Giving to the Poor
Giving to the Latter Is Not Always Equivalent
to Glvinsr to the Lord.
Sermon ty the "Highway
Chicago. Sunday. .. 1903.
Text: "Ye have the poor with you al
ways, and whensoever ye will j'e may do
them good." Mark 14:7.
S IN the days
when Jesus lived
among men, so it
is to-day, the poor
are present with
us. Jesus was pe
culiarly the friend
of the poor. The
word of prophecy
declared that the
Christ who was to
preach the Gospel
to the poor, and
it was that passage
from Isaiah which Jesus quoted when
he presented Himself as the promised
Messiah at Nazareth, "The Spirit of
the Lord is upon Me, because He hath
nnnointed Me to preach the Gospel to
the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the
broken-hearted, to preach deliverance
to the captives, and recovering of sight
to the blind, to set at liberty them that
are bruised, to preach the acceptable
year of the Lord." When John the
Baptist sent his disciples to inquire of
Jesus if He was the Christ, He replied:
"Go and shew John again those things
which j'e do hear and see The poor
have the Gospel preached to them
Although "He was rich, yet for our
sakes He became poor." He identified
himself with the pool and needy, and
His hand was always outstretched to
heln them. It could not nopsibly be
claimed with any reasonable justice
that He ever selfishly claimed for Him
self anything that might have been be
stowed upon those who were poor. And
yet in the incident which is before us
we find some of the disciples murmur
ing against the pouring of the pre
cious and costly ointment upon Jesus'
head and claiming that the ointment
should have been sold and the poor
remembered. But Jesus, whose thought
was always for the poor, rebukes them
and declares: "Ye have the poor with
you always, and whensoever ye will
ye may do them good; but Me ye have
not always." The poor were ever
present with them, affording a perpet
ual opportunity for the deed of charity
and kindness. They were to be remem
bered, they were to be helped, and
whensoever anyone so desired he was
free to do so; but there were gifts
which even the poor were not entitled
to. They belonged wholly to the Lord
Himself. There were times when even
the poor must be forgotten in render
ing full and appreciative service to the
IT Is a matter of proper adjustment
1 of ourselves to the Lord and to
those about us. Both have their claims
upon us. The giving to the one must
not take from the other that which is
rightfully due. We recognize, of
course, the beautiful truth that he who
serves the poor serves the Lord.
Scripture plainly declares that "he that
. hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto
the Lord." And Jesus, in the picture
which He drew of the judgment day,
Identified those who had given a cup of
cold water to the needy as having ren
dered that service to Jesus Himself.
We may not meet Jesus in the flesh
and minister unto Him, but the poor
we have with us always and we may
find in their need opportunity of bless
ed service unto the Lord. But In thi3
service there is danger of error of
judgment in dsgice and kind of ser
vice rendered. There must be careful
adjustment. The proper adjustment of
the delicate balance wheel in my watch
determines whether the works will run
or not. If the revolution of the little
wheel is not equal in each direction,
so as to properly act on the escapement
and permit the springs to drive
the wheels, my watch is good
for nothing as a timekeeper. Ev
erything else about the watch may be
of the best material and workmanship,
but if the balance wheel is not proper
ly adjusted it will be of no more ser
vice as a timekeeper than the gilded
play watch which my little one so
prcudly carries. And so it is in re
gard to our relations to the Lord and
the poor. An adjustment which ena
bles one to render to each the rightful
devotion and service is the only ad
justment which is fair to both. For
Mary to have sold her box of ointment
for three hundred pence and distribu
ted them to the poor would perhaps
have brought her much public praise,
but it would have robbed the Lord of
that evidence of the exquisitely tender
love and devotion which comforted
His heart In the dark hours of the last
days of His ministry upon earth.
THAT Mary did not err is evident
from our Lord's rebuke to the mur
muring disciples and His commenda
tion of the deed of Mary. She was so
adjusted in her relationship with her
Lord and those about her that she did
not allow the physical distress and the
needs of the latter to obscure her Lord
and make her forget that the spiritual
was far more important than the phy
sical. Three hundred pence and the
poor looked bigger and better and more
Important to some of the disciples than
the love and devotion and spiritual
perception of a Mary. Human standards
are so different from those which God
recognizes and uses. Three hundred
pence to the poor would have secured
to Mary honorable place among the
town's benefactors. She would have
been known as a philanthropist among
and Byway" Preacher.
by J. M. Edson.)
men, but the Lord would never have
lad the privilege of giving His gra
cious and appreciative testimonial
which has come with its rare fragrance
down to us through ihe years. Was
Mary lacking in her sense of the needs
of the poor? Were the critical disci
ples more zealous in charitaDle enter
prises than their Lord? Mary's offer
ing, the criticism of the disciples, and
Jesus rebuke, bring their message and
their lessons to us of to-day.
these days of lavish giving and
splendid organized charities, the
poor are remembered and provided for
as neve- before in the world's history.
Charity's operations are reduced to a
science, but the Lord and His mission
to the poor are forgotten. Temporal
benefits are allowed to obscure the
eternal needs of the soul. The alabas
ter boxes are sold and the 300 pence
are given to feed and clothe the poor,
and human pride and self-consciousness
swell in the heart and exclaim:
"See, Lord, how splendidly thy servant
hath wrought!" But were the soul sen
sitive to the voice of the Saviour, they
would hear Him say: "Ye have the
poor with you always and when ye will
ye may do them good. Ye have con
stant opportunities to minister to their
physical needs, but the supreme offer
ing is the alabaster box of fellowship
with Me, of realization of My mission
to earth, of loving gratitude because of
what I have wrought for you." It is
not the giving of the 300 pence to re
lieve a temporary need, but the offer
ing of the best one has to the Lord
that one may go forth equipped to give
the Lord's best to the needy souls of
'rilE Criticism. Much criticism is
1 heard that the churches raise and
expend so much for the evangelization
of the world and so little in direct lines
of charity. The sociologist points with
pride to his neighborhood settlements,
his clubs, his schools for the poor, and
challenges the churches to show like
zeal for the bettering of human condi
tions. It is the complaint of the dis
ciples modernized. The disciples said
"'This ointment might have been sold
for more than 300 pence, and have been
given to the poor." The modern critic
says: "See the vast amounts the
churches are spending in spreading the
Gospel. This money might better be
devoted to the alleviation of the condi
tion of the poor of our own land." Is
the criticism just? and if not, wherein
does the criticism err? Both questions
may be answered by the same state
ment: Jesus did not come into the
world to better the condition of the
poor. He came that He might through
His sacrifice save the souls cf men. His
mission to the poor is not to give more
food, better clothing and shelter, but
to lift the dead soul to life in Him, and
when this has been done tood, cloth
ing and shelter follow. The best the
world can do for its poor does not go
beyond the brink of the grave, but the
work which Christ does, and which He
has called His disciples to help Him
carry on, brings better conditions in
this life and prepares the soul for
ESUS Rebuke. And if Jesus were
here on earth to-day He would an
swer the modern critics as He did
those who murmured at Mary: "Ye
have the poor with you always, and
whensoever ye will ye may do them
good." It was not Jesus' purpose to
set the poor aside and refuse to recog
nize their claim for help. In fact His
reply is a positive recognition of the
poor and their claims upon their fellow
men, and especially the Christian. The
rebuke is not against the desire to aid
the poor, but against the exalting of
the temporal above the spiritual. And
until the higher claims of the latter
are recognized, one is not in a position
to administer to the temporal needs.
The least which one can do for the
poor is to feed and clothe and shelter.
If the help does not go beyond that
point, the unending years of eternity
will reveal the folly of such ministry.
The poor ye have always, and there is
constant opportunity to help them,
physically, but the supreme mission is
to help them spiritually. To withhold
food and shelter and clothing so that
the life perish would not be so terrible
as to withhold the ministry which
would bring the soul from death to life.
Death would forever end the physical
suffering, but death would only mark
the beginning of the awful lack which
the soul without Christ must knw.
THIS thought and this lesson were
forcibly driven home to my heart
during my summer vacation last year,
which I spent awheel. My pockets were
not filled with coin, but the roomy
bag on my bicycle was filled with the
precious Word of God. Pretty illumi
nated Scripture texts, and Testaments
the living Word of God which shall
not pass away, rather than treasures
of this world which perish with the
using. The thought that in the coun
try districts there were many needy
souls who seldom or never came un
der religious influences or heard the
Word of God, who might be reached
through my itinerant ministry, im
pelled me forward. And I did find
such. I found one half-grown boy who
had never heard of Jesus. I found one
poor hard-working mother whose trials
had driven her from the Saviour's side
instead of to Him, She bad no Bible,
she did not pray any more. She used
to be a Christian, she said. And the
words of Jesus: "Come unto Me, all ye
that labor and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest," came to her heart
that day with new meaning and new
hope. And I found the poor, the des
perately poor, to whose temporal needs
I was not able to minister, but to
whom the Lord blessedly opened the
way to serve them In their spiritual
IT was an unfamiliar road over
which I traveled. I had never been
that way before, and I knew not what
I would meet with along its pathway,
and rather strangely but providential
ly, I believe, the first opportuniy came
to me at the county poor house. It was
not silver coin which I had to give to
the poor that day, but I did long to
break the alabaster box of my love
and devotion at the feet of my Lord in
order that He might take and use it
to the blessing of some poor soul. As
I entered the poor house grounds I
met the superintendent and secured his
permission to visit the inmates of the
place, both in the building and upon
the grounds, which were shady and
comfortable with their benches under
the trees. A group of six or eight aged
and decrepid men were gathered there.
I had my Testaments and Scripture
cards handy, and as I entered the
group I gave each a card and spoke a
cheery how-de-do. Here were men
with a place to stay and meager daily
food to nourish the body, but no place
to call home. Ah! how I prayed that
the Lord would enable me to speak
some word of His eternal brightness
and truth which would shine as a bea
con light to the poor souls and light
their way to Heaven. I did try to tell
them of the Christ and the mansions
He had gone to prepare in the heavens
for them that love Him. Some seemed
to understand. Some were German
and could not understand my speech.
They were all interested and I know
enjoyed my visit. One of the gromp.
seemingly more intelligent than the
rest, displayed much interest in the
things whereof I was speakirg. I gave
him a Testament and the last I saw of
him he was seated, with the others
about him, reading the precious Word
of God. Perhaps that day new visions
were opened up to him which will
grow brighter as his failing days fade
into the grave. Perhaps some day the
pauper whom I met that day will greet
me on the other side and we will re
joice together in the riches and com
fort and joy of the Father's house. God
looked down upon that ill-sorted group
of human beings. His gaze penetrated
the homely, ill-fitting garments of the
paupers and my not elegant, but bet
ter dress, and saw beneath the needy
souls of each and all, "for God is no
respecter of persons." But for the
grace and favor of God I might have
been numbered among those lonely
outcasts. Be that as it may, God in
His love was tenderly yearning to
wards these souls as He was towards
me, and I needed the blood of Jesus
Christ to cleanse me from all sin even
as did they. It is good sometimes to
strip one's self of social distinction
and worldly position and favor and try
to view the naked soul as it is placed
along side of the soul of one whom the
world hardly deigns to look upon and
considers a burden because public
funds are needed to house, clothe and
feed the poor outcast.
HE bird In the tree top sends forth his
note of sweet song and then swing
ing off upon the breeze he mounts up
upon the glittering shafts of the sunbeam
into the blue of heaven and is lost to sight
and sound, and it is not hard to imagine
that he has gained the ramparts of the
heavenly city and is mingling his rare
music with that of the angelic hosts.
The rich farmer drives by and, with
a commisserating glance at the poor
house, he talks with me about his fine
farm down yonder which he is going to
visit. I met him that day. This is no
fine figure of imagination. This is real
life as the Lord opened it up to me that
day. The rich farmer with his heart
buried in the soil, and his glance reach
ing no higher than the tasselling corn
tops which drank in the Heaven-sent
sunshine and cool evening dew, who saw
the reddening and glowing sunset re
flected in the rosy-cheeked apples hang
ing in heavy profusion from the bending
limbs, and never thought of Him who
had tinted the swelling sides of the
luscious fruit, but was carefully figuring
on the number of barrels he could send
to market and the price they would bring."
The pauper in the poor house grounds
heard the song of the bird that day. Per
haps his soul bounded upward with the
llight of the bird in prophetic promise of
the resurrection morn.
The rich farmer with his bursting
granaries, his spanking team and his
fine farm down yonder, was covering his
soul so deep with this world's possessions
that It never could hear the glad music
of the resurrection morning, but would
sleep the heavy sleep of death until sum
moned to appear before God and then
nass on Into the outer darkness.
If I had had the wealth of a Vanderbilt
to have bestowed upon those paupers and
I had emptied that poor house that day
and given each a mansion and a bank ac
count, it would not have pleased my
Lord so much, I believe, as the ministry
which I rendered in His name and for4
His sake. And is not this our greatest
obligation to the poor? Mere charity
which alleviates physical suffering does
not fulfill our highest obligation to them.
If the Lord and His claim upon the poor
are left out! if the greatest need of the
poor salvation in Christ and treasure in
Heaven is not supplied, then have we
failed. We may have given to the poor,
but we have not given to the Lord. The
poor we have always with us, and wnen
we will we many do them good, but let
us not forget to break our alabaster boxes
of love and devotion and gratitude at
Jesus' feet as we seek to give to the Lord
the precious souls of the poor.
IVICE CONSUL WAS
Unknown Assassin Fired at Him
But Bullets Missed.
REPORT OF KILLING AN ERROR
The President, HoTre-rer, Will Not
Countermand Order For Squadron
to Proceed to Turkish Waters
Washington, Aug. 29. A decidedly
new turn in the case of the United
States vice-consul, William C. Magels
sen, at Beirut, Syria, who was reported
to have been assassinated last Sun
day, developed, Friday, when it be
came known that the report was in
correct, and that, although Mr. Magels
sen had been shot at, he had n,ot even
This information came to the stat
department in a dispatch from United
States Minister Leishman, at Constan
tinople, who said the mistake In mak
ing the original announcement was
due to an error in the transmission of
the cipher dispatch from Consul Ravn
dal, at Beirut, in reporting the incident
to the minister. The dispatch from
the minister was communicated to the
president at once at Oyster Bay, but
up to a late hour last night nothing
had been heard from him on the sub
ject at the state department. Its con
tents were extremely gratifying to the
officials of the government here, as it
relieved the situation of its extreme
tension, and leaves the way open for
an amicable and peaceful adjustment
of the incident.
The opinion was expressed that the
attempted assassination of Magelssen
probably would bring matters to a fo
cus, the attention of the Turkish gov
ernment being drawn to the matter in
a forcible way and some effort thus ba
made to avoid further trouble.
The denial of the report of the kill
ing of Mr. Magelssen relieves the situ
ation of its immediate awkward and
embarrassing feature, but will not pre
vent our naval vessels continuing to
the east. Minister Leishman, in one
of his dispatches to the department,
suggested that conditions were such
that it might be well to have some
American naval demonstration In
Acting Secretary Darling, Friday
night, received a cablegram from
Admiral Cotton, dated Villefranche,
saying that he had left that place with
the cruisers Brooklyn and the San
Francisco, for Genoa, on the way to
Synadron Will Proceed to Beirut.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Aug. 29.-PresI-dent
Roosevelt has received through
the state department confirmation of
the dispatches from Constantinople and
Beirut which show that the report of
the assassination of Vice-Consul Mag
elssen at Beirut is an error.
The president will not countermand
the order to Rear-Admiral Cotton to
proceed with the cruisers Brooklyn ami
San Francisco and the gunboat
Machias to Turkish waters.
The attack on Mr. Magelssen is re
garded as an incident which points to
the necessity of a demonstration which
would have the effect of insuring the
protection of Americans in the Turk
HAY VISITS THE PRESIDENT.
Roosevelt Deeply- In Earnest in De
termination to See Vice-Consul's
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Aug. 29. Presi
dent Roosevelt and Secretary Hay
held a conference over the "interna
tional incident" occasioned by the
attempted murder of Vice-Consul
Magelssen at Beirut. Secretary Hay
arrived on the 12:30 train Friday.
The president is terribly in earn
est in his determination that Turkey
shall make amends for the out
rage, and that the would-be assassins
of Vice-Consul Magelssen shall suffer
for their crime. If the porte shows
any ugly disposition in the matter, Ad
miral Cotton's warship may be ordered
into action and drop a few shells
among the Beirut mosques. The fleet
is expected to steam into the harbor
of that city within a week.
INCREASE PAY FOR TRAINMEN
Wnbasli Railroad Announces that ou
September 1 an Increase Will
le Given to All Employes.
Bloomington, 111., Aug. 29. General
Superintendent McGee of the Midland
division of the Wabash railroad, Fri
day, issued a bulletin that on Septem
ber 1 pay would be increased for all
trainmen and switchmen on Illinois
lines of the road. Those in freight and
yard service will be advanced 15 per
cent, and those in passenger service
12 per cent- The increase is the same
as that recently allowed by the Illinois
Central and Chicago & Alton railroads.
Secretary Sbaw Goes to Oyster Bay.
Washington, Aug. 29. Secretary
Shaw left here, Friday, for Oyster Bay,
where he will remain over night and
then go west. The secretary, who has
engagements to make several addresses
in the middle west.vwill return here
about September 15.
Fireman's Body Blown Fifty Virdi.
Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 29. A monster
mountain engine exploded at the
Southern Pacific shops here Friday.
The mangled remains of C. C. Mayfield,
the fireman in charge of the boiler,
were foujvd $Q yards away.
SAYS EVERYONE DOES IT
Three . Young St. Louis Physicans
Are Under Arrest.
Tliey Are Charged Witn Appropri
ating Supplies From Poorhoue
Dispensary for Private lTse.
St. Louis, Aug. 29. Three young
physicians are under arrest, charged
with stealing medical supplies from
the dispensary at the poorhouse. Alex
ander McCully and Emanuel T. Urban
were employed there as assistant phy
sicians. The third, G. F. Knapp, was In
practice, and had an office on the third
floor of the Imperial building, down
For some time Supt H. E. Hart and
Health Commissioner Simon have sus
pected that stealing was going on, but
until Thursday no positive evidence
could be obtained.
When Dr. Knapp was arrested in his
office there was found a satchel filled
with medicines, some bearing the la
bels of the poornouse. Seeing that he
was trapped, Knapp admitted his guilt.
Dr. Urban also confessed that he had
been in the conspiracy, and both the
young men seemed surprised that their
actions were considered a crime. Ev
erybody did the same, they said. Both
Urban and Knapp were formerly em
ployed at the female hospital, and they
stated that they thought they were en
titled to use the city's drugs In their
private practice. Wrhen Knapp left the
city's employ and Urban was trans
ferred to the poorhouse last April, the
latter continued to furnish his friend
with medicines, he said.
Their method was a simple one.
About once a week Dr. Knapp would
take dinner with the two. He would
take a satchel and when he left it
would be full.
JUDGE YOUNGBLOOD'S VIEWS.
Tells Southerners at Kew Orleans
Ills Personal Ideas on the
New Orleans, Aug. 29. Judge F. M.
Youngblood, of Carbondale, III., is in
New Orleans. In response to an in
quiry as to what he attributed the in
crease in the number of lynchings in
the north, particularly in Illinois,
Judge Youngblood said:
"To the increase in crimes that
merit lynching among the negro popu
lation. I believe that the north is
more keenly beginning to appreciate
the situation of the south than former
ly. It appears to me that the situation
between the two races is daily becom
ing more and more strained and would
seem to tend to a future race war, the
deplorableness of which upon the coun
try could not be estimated.
"In regard to equality granted the
negro in the north, I will say that the
respectable republicans and the demo
crats have nothing whatever to do
with him, more than the white people
have in the south.
"The Booker T. Wasnington incident
has caused profound disgust through
out the north and it is generally felt
that It has injured the negro more
than any recent incident."
SIR THOMAS DISILLUSIONED.
He Says He Knows He Is Licked,
That Reliance is the Best Boat
and He's Done Enough.
New York, Aug. 29. "I have no illu
sions about my boat," said Sir Thomas
Lipton to-day. "I know that I am
licked. Every inch that she sails is an
Inch nearer defeat. I was as sure as
one can be of an uncertainty that I
"Reliance is the better boat. That
2,000 extra square feet of canvas she
carries gives her the power and Sham
rock can not hold her. Reliance is 2,-
000 square feet of sail better than my
"I have done all that I can to lift
the cup. I have come over here three
times with the best that I could get
1 can not design a boat myself; I can
not sail her after she Is built. I am
neither a naval architect nor a racing
"I have done all I can. I think 1
have done enough."
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION.
Officers Elected By the American
Bar Association at Its Session
at Hot Springs, Vs.
Hot Springs, Va., Aug. 29. At the
morning session of the American Bar
association, Friday, the following offi
cers were elected: James Hagerman,
Missouri, president; John Hinckley,
Maryland, secretary; Fred W. Wad
hams, New York, treasurer. Among
those chosen on the executive commltr
tee were Piatt Rogers, of Colorado,
and Everett P. Wheeler, of New York,
chairman of the committee on inter
national arbitration, which dealt chief
ly with the award made by arbitrators
of the Pius fund.
Frederick L. Olmstead.
Boston, Aug. 29. Frederick L. Olm
stead, the noted landscape architect,
died to-day at Waverly, Mass., aged 81
Back From Alaska.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 29. Senators
Dillingham of Vermont, Burnham, of
New Hampshire, Pattison of Colorado
and Nelson Minnesota, comprising the
senatorial party which went north two
months ago to Investigate Alaska's
needs, have arrived here.
Serious Charges to Face.
Guthrie, Okla., Aug. 29. Chief Jus
tice Burford has issued an order of re
moval for the Groves brothers to Wil
mington, N. C, where they are wanted
on charges of moonshining and being
accessories to murder.
But One More Rain Needed.
Early corn ia almost made and but
one more rain is needed to mature
the late corn, according to the
United States weather bureau week
ly report. Cotton has been making
too much stalk growth, to the detri
ment of its f ruiting, and it is not ma
turing as it should ; with a period of
warm, dry weather, as it has had dur
ing the past few days, the crop will
be up to expectations. Tobacco is
ripening and cutting is in favorable
progress ; the crop, as a rule, is large
and fine and remarkably free from
worms. The second crop of Irish
potatoes is coming up well, as a rule.
Sweet potatoes are doing well. Peas
are growing and developing into a
bountiful crop. Large quantities of
hay have been saved in excellent con
dition. Turnips are coming up well.
Seed clover is turning out well,
riowing for the fall seedings is well
advanced where the ground is not
too dry and hard. Apples are drop
ping from the trees.
Jim Cummings, a negro, was cov
ered to a depth of three feet in sand
for the space of three and one-half
hours and taken out alive and un
hurt, in Adamsville last week. He
was redigging a well for Joe Bras
field and when about 40 feet from
the top and some 10 or 15 feet from
the bottom, while suspended on a
bucket, the sand gave way, filling
the well some 15 feet. Rescuers
were delayed in preparing wooden
curbing to prevent further caving
and supposed that the negro had
gone to the bottom of the well and
hence was some 15 feet under the
earth, and of course was either dead
or would be before all the sand could
be removed. After a few kegs of
dirt had been hoisted it was learned
that he was yet alive and he was res
cued in all haste.
Hamilton Smallpox Cases.
The joint city and county board of
health of Hamilton county held an
important session last week. Dur
ing the month of June there were
146 cases of smallpox, in July there
were eighty-six, and during August
there were all told twenty-nine cases.
There are on hand at present seven
teen cases. Of these twelve are in
the hospital and five in Chattanoo
ga, but the latter are isolated and
the patients are receiving good care.
While some of them are quite sick,
the disease has not appeared in a vi
olent form during the month. The
question of erecting a permanent
hospital building was brought up.
The concensus of opinion was that
the building should be gotten under
way as soon as possible.
New Telephone System.
An independent telephone system
will shortly be inaugurated in Chat
tanooga. At a meeting of the re
cently incorporated Hamilton Tel
ephone and Power Company, held
last week, sixty-five of the most
prominent local capitalists sub
scribed for shares of stock and oth
ers have signified their willingness
to do so. Plans were laid for tak
ing active steps to put the company
on a working basis, and the charter
will be amended so as. to provide
for a capital stock of $200,000 to
start with, and a franchise has al
ready been applied for from the city
council. The movement originated
among leading citizens who rebelled
at the action of the East Tennessee
Telephone Company in raising the
rent of instruments from $1.50 to
$2.50 per month.
Met, With Serious Accident.
Richard Herman, a young lad liv
ing near Bolivar, met with a serious
accident last week while hauling
6taves. His wagon was loaded above
the standards, and in descending a
hill east of Hatchie river bridge, at
Statler's ferry, east of Bolivar, the
top lajer of staves slipped off, car
rying the boy with them. The wag
on passed overJiis right shoulder and
back, severely injuring him.
To Bestow Cross of Honor.
The Able Dinwiddie Chapter,
Daughters of the Confederacy, of
McKenzie, at their last meeting
voted to bestow the Southern Cross
of Honor on deserving Confederate
veterans,' to occur January 18, 1904,
Robert E. Lee's birthday, which will
be a memorable day in the history of
Delightful Crop Outlook.
The oldest residents arov Jails
say that never before in tht, astory
of that section has there been a bet
ter prospect for as large a yield of
cotton and corn as there now is. Old
land that previously made only half
or three-fourths of a bale per acre,
it is estimated, will yield a full bale
this year. As the result of the good
prospects everybody is in high spir
its and the merchants are all buying
the largest stocks ever brought to
Middle Tennessee Institutes.
State Commisisoner of Agricul
ture Ogilvie has announced the fol
lowing farmers' institutes for Mid
dle Tennessee: .
Springfield, October 20. j
Clarksville, October 21.
Erin, October 22.
Waverly, October 22.
Dixon, October 24.
Centreville, October 2G.
Hohenwald, October 27.
Franklin, October 29.
Lawrenceburg, October 30.
Pulaski, November 2.
Lewisburg, November 3. .
Fayetteville, November 4.
Winchester, November 5.
Shelbyville, November 6.
Lynchburg, November 7.
Manchester, November 9.
McMinn ville, November 10.
Sparta, November 11.
Murfreesboro, November 12
Woodbury, November 13.
Gallatin, November 16.
Hartsville, November 17.
Lebanon, November 19.
Carthage, November 20.
Cookeville, November 23.
Crossville, November 24.
Violated Game Law.
Willis Chorcoran was found last
week shooting ducks on Reelfoot
lake after sunset by County Game
Warden Guy Walker, who arrested
him and carried him before Squire
Covey who imposed a fine of $25 on'
him for the offense. This is the
first arrest made in Dyer county for
violating the new game law, and the
result will have a good effect in pre
venting others from violating it.
Telegraphers Trying to Organize.
The Order of Railway Telegraph
ers has been endeavoring to organ
ize a union along the lino of the
Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis
railway, but so far as can be ascer
tained has not met with much en
couragement. Literature relative to
the 0. R. T. was distributed over the
road, but the telegraphers say they
have not met with success because of
the opposition of officials of the road.
Locating War Camp.
H. C. Girtman and wife of Pu
laski, 111., were in Bolivar last week.
I orty years ago, Mr. Girtman was
camped for three months with his
command within a mile of Bolivar
and the object of this trip was to
visit the site of the camp. Mr. Girt
man is a wealthy citizen and travels
extensively. He will locate in the
South, possiblv in Bolivar.
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A delegation of Memphis and
Shelby county politicians went to
Nashville last week to besiege Gov.
Frazier for the pardon of William
Thorpe, John Piano, John Harring
ton and Mr. Rowe, the Memphis sa
loon keepers recently given work
house sentences for violating the
four-mile law. Gov. Frazier has not
New Gin for Gates.
Construction work on the farm
ers and merchants' gin at Gates has
begun. The business men have se
cured about forty-five stockholders,
most of whom are substantial farm
ers, hence its success is assured. The
gin will be modern in every way and
will be ready for business in a short
Contract for Section Houses.
The Tennessee Central has let the
contract for twenty-two section
houses between Nashville and Rock
wood and will either build twenty
two others itself or later arrange to
have them built. The section houses
are the residences in which the sec
tion hands or men along the line of
the road live.
New Bank at Maury.
The new bank at Maury City
opened for business last week, with
E. F. Booth cashier. The bank was
to have been ready for business two
months ago, but was delayed in get
ting the . building completed. It
will be known as the Citizens' Bank
of Maury City.
Scorched Her Nose.
Mrs. Lizzie Mayes last week began
mit in the Knox county Circuit
Court for divorce from Joseph
Mayes. She alleges cruel treatment,
one of the allegations being that he
held her face and nose against a red
hot stove, badly burning her nose.
The treasury department last
week received three bonds aggregat
ing $25,000, which were purchased
some time ago from Farson, Leach
& Co. The bonds are for the settle
ment series issued this -ear in place
of coupon bonds. This makes a to
tal of $1,416,900 since the sinking
fund went into effect January 1,
1900. Of this amount $294,000 haa
been purchased this year and $198,
100 under Gov. Fraziers administration.