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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 49.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
Tennessee Crop Report.
The weather and crop report for
Tennessee, issued August 31, is not
very favorable, and reads as fol
Some of the hottest weather of
the season prevailed during the
greater portion of the week, and
this, intensified by drying winds,
created conditions quite adverse to
the proper growth and maturity of
crops, and in many sections, chiefly
in the middle division, a marked de
cline in percentage of conditions
was noted in those crops just ap
proaching the period of maturity.
This is especially true of late up
land corn, which was beginning to
suffer materially for want of suffi
cient moisture, which is so essential
just at this critical period of its de
velopment. Other crops also have
felt the need of rain and suffered
more or less injury, as late tobacco,
potatoes, peanuts, young clover, etc.
Showers in the latter part of the
week helped, however, in some sec
tions. I Carroll County Institute.
1 The Carroll County Farmers' In
stitute was in session at Hunting
don last week, and was largely at
tended. The last night's session
proved decidedly the most interest
ing occasion of the entire meeting.
State Superintendent S. A. Mn
ders, who was down for an address
on "Education," could not be pres
ent, and his place was filled by Prof.
P. P. Claxton, dean of the Teachers'
College of the University of Tennes
see, at Knoxville, who delivered one
of the most entertaining lectures on
the subject of education ever heard
in Huntingdon. His talk was most
enthusiastically received. Prof.
Bain, of Knoxville, made a most in
teresting and practical talk on
"Fruit Culture," illustrating his
ideas on the raising of fruits of all
kinds and the extinction of insects,
with ptereopticon views. A large
quantity of fruit was presented to
the institute by some of the mem
bers to be sent to Secretary B. A.
Enloe, of the World's Fair commis
sion, for the exhibit at St. Louis.
Bitten by a Mad Dog.
The four-year-old son of John
Woods, who lives near Irvin, Tip
ton count, was bitten by a mad dog
at his home last week. In the ex
citement the dog escaped, after bit
ing several cats on the place. Mr.
Woods took the child and started for
Troy immediately to sec the ltev. W.
F. Barrier, who possesses a mad
stone. On his arrival there the mad
stone was applied and adhered for
ten hours, when it dropped off.
After being cleansed and a quantity
of greenish substance appearing in
the water, the stone was applied
again. The child is doing well and
no fears are apprehended.
Sentenced to Hang.
Joe Delp and John Evans, the
convicted assassins of old man Book
er and his wife, were sentenced to be
hanged October 9. Judge McRey
nolds told the defendants that they
were convicted out of their own
mouths, and that it would have been
a prostitution of justice had the
jury returned any other verdict after
listening to their confessions.
After pronouncing sentence Judge
McBeynolds asked the defendants if
they had any statement to make.
Delp, in a low but distinct voice,
said that he had told the whole
truth. Evans declared dogmatically
that he was not guilty, and sat down.
Shot His Sisters.
In Nashville last week Charles
Shier, a Syrian, shot Mary and Sal
lie Naomi, his married sisters, three
times, each, because, as he alleged,
they had been doing wrong. Mary
is thought to be dying at the Nash
ville city hospital from the wound in
her bark, but Sallie's wounds are in
her legs, and are not thought to be
Large Sawmill Burned.
The large saw mill of W. II. Nich
ols, located about five miles from
Troy on the Obion river, was burned
to the ground last week. The ori
gin of the fire is unknown. Loss
about $1,000 with no insurance.
Child Fatally Burned.
J. C. Greer's son, 2 years old, was
fatally burned at Acton last week,
by pulling a kettle of boiling coffee
otf the stove upon its head.
Preacher Charged With Bigamy.
William Barbee, said to be a Bap
tist preacher, has been convicted in
the Criminal Court at Clarksville,
charged with bigamy, and will go
to the penitentiary for five years.
His first, wife is said to live in Lo
gan count, Ivy., at Eussellville, and
he claims that she secured a divorce
from him before he Avas wed, in
1891, to Miss Mary Montgomery,
of Cookeille, Term., a girl of about
20 years, while the husband is about
Little Children Poisoned.
Three children of Albert Huddle
ston arrived in Ripley last week, in
company with their mother, on a
visit to the family of Sidney Evans.
Shortly after their arrival all the
children became violently ill, and
vomited very much. The mother
thought but little of it, but they
soon became worse. A physician
was summoned about noon, and he
found that they were suffering in
tensely from poison. How and
what they got is a matter of conjec
ture, but it is thought they came in
contact with a newly painted gate
which had a coat of paris green on
it. The little ones are now out of
Engineers will begin next month
locating the line of the proposed
Tennessee Interurban railroad,
which will comprise when built elec
tric railway's connecting Nashville
with Gallatin and Columbia. C.
W. Ruth of Pittsburg, Pa., is the
promoter of the Interurban, and is
reported to have stated that plans
for financiering the enterprise are
progressing favorabl'. '
Tobacco Crop Good.
Farmers throughout Montgomery
county are all busy cutting their to
bacco. A good, clean crop seems
Canteen at Soldier's Home.
The board of directors of the
mountain branch of the National
Soldiers' Home at Johnson City has
decided that a canteen is necessary
for the home. Beer and soft drinks
will be dispensed, and whisky will
be sold in bottles when the consent
of the governor of the home is se
cured. Obion's School Tax.
There are some 11,000 school chil
dren in Obion count', who, accord
ing to the books of Trustee J. A.
Heflcy, will receive $1 per capita,
which is 25 cents more than ever be
fore, the books showing $3.75 for
The postoffice at Dandridge. wa3
burglarized last week. The thieves
broke open the iron safe with a
sledge hammer and secured $250 in
stamps and $25 to $50 in cash. No
clew has been obtained.
Moved to Watertown.
The Clarksville Clothing Com
pany has closed their store at Clarks
ville, and will ship their stock to
Watertown, where they will go into
Cutting Tobacco Crop.
Tobacco throughout the Clarks
ville tobacco district is in fine order.
Little complaint is heard of worms
and the weed is ripening well. Some
of the planters have already com
menced to cut their crops and place
the tobacco in barns, while all the
others are preparing for this work.
Tennesse's treasury is still in a
fine shape, the balance cn hand at
the close of business August 31 be
ing $874,207.17. The receipts dur
ing August were $136,135.41 and
the disbursements $109,611.48. This
is the first time in several months
that receipts have exceeded dis
bursements. Died of Lockjaw.
J. S. Lee, the young switchman
who had his leg cut off about two
weeks ago in the railroad yards' at
Jackson, died of lockjaw last week.
Reward for Robinson.
Gov. Frazier has offered a reward
for William T. Robinson, known as
Tice, who is charged with killing
Frank Davis of Claiborne county, on
Ohio Capitalists Buy Oil.
A party of ten Ohio capitalists
has closed a deal whereby they have
purchased a large area of land near
Athens, and will at once begin bor
ing for oil, which has been discov
Coal Creek Strike Over.
The strike of 150 miners of the
Shamrock mine of the East Tennes
see Coal Company, at Coal Creek,
has been settled by the miners going
back to work when non-union men
were discharged to give employment
to union men produced by the
Telephone Assessment Reduced.
Hon. Jesse Edgington and Har
vey Myers, representing the Mem
phis Telephone Company, have been
successful in their mission before
the State railroad commission in
seeking to have the company's as
sessment reduced. These gentle
men presented a lot of additional
proof and after full argument the
commission reduced the assessment
from $250 per mile to $1S0, making
the total assessment about $50,000
PLENTY OF BEANS IN SIGHT.
Boston Rejoices Over the Great
Western Crop of the Staple.
Another Month Will See n Record-Breaking-
Crop Cleaned I'p
Boston, Sept. 5. Reports from the
west state that in another month a
record-breaking crop of ' beans will
have been harvested and sent on its
way to the Hub. One of Boston's most
prominent dealers stated last week that
from the present indications the year's
supply promised to be more than suf
ficient for all home market demands.
In Michigan alone it is reported that
4,500,000 bushels will tee harvtested this
year. The season has been remark
ably favorable for the crop.
Boston wholesalers and retailers are
jubilant over the bright prospects for
the season. Last year when the fall
crop was harvested the scant supply
received in this city, which was 82,000
bushels less than the preceeding year,
sent the prices of the Hub's staple food
soaring beyond the profit-making
schedule. More especially have bakers
and small retail dealers had to suffer
on account of the high prices. Beans
which formerly sold for $1.50 to $2 a
bushel jumped to $2.25 and $2.50.
As soon as the 1903 crop begins to
arrive Boston dealers declare that the
price of beans will undoubtedly drop
to the old market figure.
Chicago Man Lost on Real Batata
Deal and Sues Western Union
St. Louis, Sept. 5. A. J. Schneider
filed suit against the Western Union
Telegraph Co., Friday afternoon, in the
circuit court for $1,085.25, a loss occa
sioned him in a real estate trade by
the non-delivery of a message sent
from the Union Station telegraph office
May 1, 1903.
Mr. Schneider says that he had come
to St. Louis to arrange for the disposi
tion of a piece of St. Joseph, Mich.,
real estate at $3,500. The deal was
made, dependent upon his delivering
the deeds the next day. To do so he
would have to meet his wife in Chica
go. He sent her a message addressed to
950 West Madison street, second flat,
announcing the time of his arrival.
When he reached Chicago he learned
that the message had not been deliv
ered, and Mrs. Schneider had left the
city. The trade failed of consumma
tion. The property has since failed to
sell at the same price. He asks $1,000
damages for the failure of the trade,
$60 for expenses incurred, $25 for time
lost in arrangements, and 25 cents, the
amount paid for the message.
OPPOSED TO THE OPEN DOOR.
Influential German Periodicals Ad
vocate? Limiting Xnmbrr of For
eigners in Technical Schools.
Berlin, Sept. 5. Influential newspa
pers and magazines are urging ine gov
ernment to limit the number of for
eigners instructed in the German tech
nical high schools, or, more properly,
technical universities, which are over
crowded. Out of a total of 14,626 stu
dents, 2,242 are foreigners. Nearly half
of these are Russians, and there are a
few Americans. Besides giving trade
competitors the benefit of German
knowledge, the promoters of the ex
clusion argue that the overcrowding
prevents the Germans from getting
the best results from the Instruction.
WESTERN VINE PRODUCTS.
The Ontpnt of Sweet Wines aid
Brandies In California Will
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 5. Figures
compiled from records by the local in
ternal revenue officers show that the
sweet wine output for southern Cali
fgornia for the season of 190K will ex
ceed 1,300,000 gallons. The output of
brandy is estimated at 40,000 gallons,
tax paid, and 250,000 gallons free of
tax for rectifying purposes. The gross
crop is estimated to be fully 60 per
cent, heavier this season than in 1S02.
Prices for grapes range from $12 to $xo
A PECULIAR CONDITION.
An Alabama Town Where the Offi
cers Can Perpetuate Them
selves In Office.
Montogmery, Ala., Sept. 5. The ap
proaching city election at Hobson City,
the negro colony near Anniston, has
disclosed a peculiar state of affairs.
The town is run solely by negroes. Un
der the new constitution nearly all the
male adult Inhabitants are disfran
chised, there now being only about
twenty voters, and the affairs of the
,town will have to be conducted by
these citizens alone, as mere are
nearly as many offices to be .filled as
there are voters, the candidates will
virtually elect themselves and may
thus perpetuate themselves in office.
Robbed In a Summer Hotel.
New York, Sept." 5. Mrs. Weir Mar
tin, of New Yorkr-and her aunt, Mrs.
Hessing, of Chicago, are reported to
have been robbed of cash and jewelry
amounting to more than $3,400, at Al
exandria Bay, N. Y., summer hotel. The
women were boating and left the val
uables in their rooms.
Train Kills Three Women.
Ligonier, Ind., Sept. 5. A Lake
Shore freight train killed Mrs. William
Billman, Mrs. Ollie Peters and Miss
Blanche Gill, Thursday night, near
here. They were walking on the track
AMERICAN INDIAN WILL SOON BE
BUT A NAME IN HISTORY.
OSAGES WILL BE THE FIRST TO GO.
But 1,800 of This Once Powerful and
Wealthy Tribe Now Left The Coal
Lands of the Choctaws and Chlcka
saws to Be Sold at Auction by the
Washington, Sept. 6. Commissioner
of Indian Affairs Jones, who has en
joyed unsupected immunity from the
bad repute into which the govern
ment's business with the red men has
fallen of late, points out the reckless
ness with which some newspapers
make charges, the fact being that
some of them had stated that 400,000
Indians were Involved in the scandals
of the interior department.
As a matter of fact, there are only
270,278 Indians in the United States,
according to the latest enumeration.
The five civilized tribes, embracing
the Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws,
Creeks and Semlnoles, number about
85,000. Commissioner Jones has col
lected some interesting information oi
a general character about the rest of
The extent to which civilized meth
ods have been adopted will be appre
ciated when it is known that of the
187,500 Indians under the general
charge of the commissioner, 102,000
have adopted the dress of American
citizens and 41,000 have adopted it in
part, leaving but 43,000 Indians who
still cling to genuine Indian toggery.
One-fourth of the whole can read,
while 62,000 can use English enough
for ordinary purposes.
Much has been written about the
wealth of the Osage Indians. There
are only about 1,800 members of this
tribe, and their per capita holding is
said to be far greater than that of any
other nation. The government pays
to these 1,800 Osages over $500,000 a
year as interest on trust funds in the
United States treasury. In addition
to this, the tribe owns about 1,250,000
acres of as fine agricultural land as
can be found anywhere in the United
The full-blooded Osage appears
loomed to extinction, as his class is be
ing gradually reduced, while the mixed
bloods are increasing, as is the case
with other tribes. The men are so
rich that they are prone to a life of
ease and indolence, conducive to obe
sity and indifference to the ordinary
rules of health. They are quite sub
ject to consumption, that disease hav
ing taken off a great many of them.
AUCTION OF COAL LANDS.
Valuable Tracts Belonging to Choc
taws and Chickasaws to
Washington. Sept. G. Four hundred
and forty thousand acres of high-grade
bitumionus coal will be knocked down
to the highest bidders by the Federal
government at auction sales to be held
Borne time within the next two years
Those lands which now belong to the
Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, and
which are located in Indian Territory,
have, under the provisions of an act
of congress, been segregated by ex
perts of the geological survey, acting
under the direction of the secretary of
The value of the lands is not hard
to estimate. Experience has proved
that the coal vein averages four feet
in thickness, or 4,000 feet to the acre,
if the entire deposit is taken out. In
order to remove the entire vein it is
necessary to brace the roof with tim
ber supports, and In some instances it
may prove more economical to leave
pillars of coal. It is said that the Ter
ritory's coal field will eventually yield
1,760,000,000 tons of coal. A consid
erable part of the lands is already be
ing profitably worked on thirty-year
leases, the lessees paying 8 cents a
ton, "mine run,"- for the coal taken out.
Under this arrangement the mines
would approximately yield $320 an
acre. The leases now in existence will
be sold at the same time as the coal
The segregated lands are in five
tracts, extending from Arkansas to
South McAlester, and are traversed by
the Choctaw, the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas, and the Fort Smith railroads,
The Frisco road also taps the coal
fields. The railroads followed the
veins in constructing their lines.
The auction of the coal lands will,
under the provisions of the law, take
place under the supervision of a com
mission which will consist of three
members, one to be appointed by the
president and one each by the Choc
taws and Chickasaws. A period of
two years is allowed the commission
in which to dispose of the lands. It
is said at the Interior department that
the protracted period of the sale and
the selling of small sections will give
small investors a share of these val
uable rands, and will, moreover,, serve
to prevent the entire area being gob
bled up ,at once by a few great syndi
cates at a price agreed upon among
BLEW HER BOILER OUT.
Engineer of Chicago & Alton Fast
Bloomington, 111., Sept. 6. While
passing Greenview at full speed today
the boiler of a locomotive pulling a
fast train west bound on the Chicago
& Alton railway exploded, killing En
gineer Frank J. Upton, probably fa
tally injuring Fireman C. C. Keltner.
Brakeman J. A. Montgomery was also
Will Be Brought About Between Ser
vian Army Factions
Belgrade, Servia, Sept. 6. King
Peter and his family have returned
here after an absence cf twelve days
at NIsh. The papers report that a
reconciliation between the opposing
army factions is probable through the
friendly influence of Prince Arsene
Karageorgevitch, King Peter's brother.
It is officially announced that an in
vestigation is proceeding, but any pun
ishments inflicted on the regicides
and their co-operators in their con
spiracy will be slight.
MOODY TO RESIGN.
May Soon Relinquish the Naval
Washington, Sept, 6. The resigns
tion of Secretary of the Navy W. H.
Moody is expected within the near fu
ture by those here conversant with
official secrets. The assertion that he
will soon relinquish the naval port
folio comes from such reliable sources
as to merit consideration.
During the past few months Secre
tary Moody's prospective retirement
has frequently been intimated. He
has made no secret of a desire to re
sume the practice of law. The resig
nation of Secretary Root gives an op
portunity for Mr. Moody to pursue a
similar course. It is hinted here that
Secretary Moody may be much dis
pleased at the action of President
Roosevelt in granting a three years
leave of absence to Commander Peary
for Arctic explorations after Secretary
Moody had refused his request and
compelled him to resume his duties
In the navy department.
The president went directly over Mr.
Moody's head and through Acting Sec
retary Darling commended Command
er Peary and approved of his desire
to go north again.
The probable successor of Mr.
Moody is uncertain. Former Gor. "Wil
liam Murray Crane of Massachusetts
is regarded as sure of first choice, the
president having long sought to pro
cure the services of Gov. Crane as a
cabinet officer. He was offered the
treasury portfolio, but declined.
Next to Gov. Crane the president
would like to have Senator George C.
Perkins at the head of the navy de
partment. Senator Perkins was of
fered the place when Mr. Long re
signed, but would not relinquish his
seat in the senate.
Mr. Darling, the present assistant
secretary, is regarded as a strong pos
sibility. RUNNING SOME.
New Long Distance Record for Pat'
Chicago, Sept. 6. A new world's
record for long distance running was
made by a passenger train on the Bal
timore & Ohio Railroad early this
morning. A stretch of 128 miles was
covered In 125x minutes. No stops
were made. The distance traversed
is between Chicago Junction., O., and
Garrett, Ind. During the run a speed
of eighty-five miles an hour was reach
ed. This was the maximum.
The train was made up of five cars,
and was pulled by locomotive No. 1460,
in charge of Engineer William Dun
ton. From Garrett into Chicago on
other locomotive of the same type
took the train. On this run a speed
of seventy-six miles an hour was
The performance between Chicago
Junction and Garrett could have been
duplicated had the train not been
blocked by a train ahead. The dis
tance of 131 miles between Garrett,
Ind., and South Chicago was, however,
covered in 153 minutes, making the
whole run of 25D miles in 278 minutes.
FINE BIT OF IRONY.
Mrs. Belmont Offers House to Mrs.
Newport, R. I., Sept. 6. Mrs. Oliver
H. P. Belmont, formerly Mrs. William
K. Vanderbilt, Sr., has tendered her
$2,000,000 marble hou6e, a gift from
her first husband, to the present Mrs.
William K. Vanderbilt, Sr.. who was
formerly Mrs. L-ewis M. Rutherford.
The reason given on the part of
Mrs. Belmont, who is known to harbor
enmity against the new Mr3. Vander
bilt, is that she never expects to have
any use for the house.
This action by Mrs. Belmont is re
garded as a flue piece of irony, but it
is not thought that Mrs. Vanderbilt
will accept the proffered gift. The
matter of the offer and the possibility
of its refusal is the principal topic
of discussion here today.
IT DROVE HER MAD.
Contemplation of Marrying Mr. The
New York, Sept. 6. Louisa Pickett,
a negress, was arrested in the act of
setting fire to her apartments in East
One Hundredth and Twenty-seventh
street this afternoon. She is evident
According to the slip containing the
woman's statement given to Dr. Greg
ory of Bellevue Hospital, she says she
is to be married shortly to President
Roosevelt, and that living with the
president in the White House will
change her color to white. She de
clares that she knew the president
when he was the governor of this
State, and that he has the power of
making her face white.
RUSSIA AND CHINA
Have Executed Their Much Mooted
Tokio, Aug. 22 Via Victoria, B. C,
Sept. 6. A Special from Pekin today
states that the much mooted secret
convention between China and Russia
has been executed, but this is not offi
The Pekin correspondent of the J1J1
wires that concerning the opening of
Manchuria, the United States minis
ter, Mr. Conger, has made a strong ar
gument, to which Prince Ching has re
plied in a note. The prince's mes
sage says that if China assents to the
opening at this time Russia will make
that action a pretext to continue the
occupation of Manchuria after October
10, the date stipulated in the treaty for
the final evacuation. The correspond
ent adds that the Japanese minister
has also received a similar answer
from Prince Ching.
WAITING FOR ADVICE.
Administration Anxious to Hear From
Leishman and Cotton.
Washington, Sept. 6. The admin
istration is waiting with some inter
est reports from United States Minis
ter Leishman at Constantinople, and
Admiral Cotton, commanding the Eu
ropean squadron in Turkish waters,
and whose cruisers, the Brooklyn and
San Francisco, are now at Beirut, as
to the condition of affairs in their re
spective localities. Nothing came
from either of them today. On their
advices will depend the disposition of
Admiral Cotton's sh'.ps.
BURNED TO DEATH
Many of the Villages in Macedonia
Destroyed by Fire.
HUNDREDS LOSE THEIR LIVES
Dnrlne a. Fierce Fight Between
Turks and Bulgarians at Lake
Rapela Four Hundred Bulgari
ans Are Killed and Captured.
Vienna, Sept. 5. The Odessa corre
spondent of the Volksblatt wires that
all the coast of Adrianople and Stefan
is ablaze. Hundreds of villages have
been destroyed, and the once smiling
Geoktepe and Wasiluo are a blackened
Hundreds of Turkish women and
girls were burned to death. Another
dispatch, received here Friday, states
that the Macedonian town of Tavenek
has been partially destroyed by fire.
Many persons lost their lives. Seven
mosques are reported to have been
Four Hundred Bulgarians Killed.
Salonica, Sept. 5. Details of the
fighting between the Turks and Bul
garians at Lake Rapela between Klis
sura and Kastoria, September 1, when
the Insurgents -were defeated, have
been received here. Four hundred bul
garians were killed and many captured,
including the chiefs, Kole and Mano-
loff. The third leader, named Charka-
laroff, escaped with the money that
had been collected at Klissura. Two
thousand five hundred troops are re
ported to be surrounding the rest of
Fifteen thousand Bulgarian villagers
have taken refuge in the mountains at
Vitch, between Fiorina and Kastoria.
A revolt has begun at Razlog, 55 miles
south of Sofia, in the Turkish province
The railroad authorities are prepar
ing 20 trains for the dispatch of Al
banian troops to Adrianople. Two bat
talions of Albanian levies have arrived
at Salonica, and 18 other battalions
Salonica. Sept. 5. A special court
has been constituted for the purpose
of trying the Bulgarians implicated in
Over two hundred and thirty Alban-:
ians who refused to do military serv
ice were dispatched, yesterday, to
Strong insurgent band3 are threat
ening Ghevgheli and Gumenjo, (35
miles northwest of Salonica).
Four Thousand Turks in Macedonia.
Salonica, Bulgaria, Sept, 5. Acord
ing to reliable information from Con
stantinople, Turkey will shortly have
400,000 soldiers in Macedonia. The
prospects for the appearance of such
an immense army causes the most in
tense anxiety here.
It is regarded as certain to arouse
the apprehensions of the powers.
The Dorte had great difficulty In In
ducing the Asiatic troops to proceed to
European Turkey. The change of
climate has already caused many
FROM COXSrti RAVSIDAL.
Authorities at Belrnt Still Looking
for Magelssen's Assailant.
Constantinople, Sept, 5. Consul
Ravndal telegraphs from Beirut to
Minister Leishman that the authorities
there have been actively seeking the
assailant of Vice-Consul Magelssen, but
the consul is not able to state if he is
among of the persons already arrest
ed. The United States cruisers Brook
lyn and San Francisco were expected
to reach Beirut Friday.
FOREIGN FLEETS MAY GO.
European Powen Preparing for
Eventualities in Turkey.
Paris, Sept, 5. It Is authoritatively
stated that in view of the growing dis
orders in Turkey a French fleet will be
ordered to hold itself in readiness to
proceed to Turkish waters. This de
termination followed the receipt of a
report from the French ambassador at
Constantinople that it was desirable to
have warships in readiness for all
eventualities. Similar preparations
have been made by Italy, Austria, Rut
Eia and Great Britain. The officials
here expect the fleets will act together
in case of a crisis.
ACROSS THE FRONTIER.
Col. Jankoff, the Insurgent Leader,
Passes Turkish Post Unopposed.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept. 5. Col. Jan
koff, the Insurgent leader, with three
lieutenants of the Servian army, at the
head of a band of 400 Insurgents with
a flag flying, crosed the frontier on
Monday evening and passed through
the Turkish poets unopposed.
Gen. Zontcheff, president of the
Macedonian committee, In the dis
guise of a sheep dealer, also crossed
Capt, Stoyanoff's band captured 50
Turkish soldiers at Rakovltza (about
15 miles southeast of Sofia), August 31.
took their arms and ammunition and
proceeded to Melnishko.
A dispatch from Rila (40 miles from
Sofia), says the date of the general
Insurrection has been postponed.
The Entire Line Guarded.
St. Petersburg. Sept 5. The Vosto
totchnv Vestnik of Vladivostock says
very passenger train on the Manchu
rian railroad is now accompanied by a
detachment of soldiery and that the
whole line Is guarded by sentries.
ft FITTING TRIBUTE
TO SIR T
Pilgrims Club Royally Entertain
the Greatest of Sportsmen.
GENERAL WHEELER'S ADDRESS
Will Carry Back With Him to Oaf
Mother Country the Ever Increas
ing Love and Admiration of
the American People.
New York, Sept, 5. Sir Thomas Lip
ton was the guest of honor of the Pil
grims of the United States at a dinner
given in his honor, last night, at the
Nearly one hundred and fifty men
prominent in many walks of life were
present. At either end of the hall
was hung Sir Thomas private em
blems, the Shamrock on a field of yel
low, surrounded by a green border,
while above the guests' table were
draped the flags of Great Britain and
the United States. Bunches of red
roses on each table and greens on the
walls completed the decorations.
Surmounting the menus, which bore
the flags of Sir Thomas and the Royal
Ulster Yacht club, was a card-board
yacht, which bore no name.
In order to enliven affairs somewhat
at the outset the guests sang a little
song to the refrain of "Mr. Dooley,"
which told of the virtues of Sir Thomae
and his enduring efforts to lift the cup.
There had been arranged no formal
speeches, but Gen. Joseph Wheeler
spoke as follows:
"The Pilgrims' club appreciates the
honor conferred upon its members and
its guests by the presence with us of
Sir Thomas Lipton.
"The events of the last two weeks
is an illustration of the old and tried
saying that we sometimes build higher
than we know. It is fortunate not only
for himself, but for the world that Sir
Thomas did not succeed in the special
purpose for which he crossed the
ocean. What seemed to be loss, mis
fortune and disaster, has become in
realitv fortune, triumph and victory.
Sir Thomas came to America to win a
silver cup. He has won what is even
better than a golden crown the ad
miration, applause and love of the
world. Ans'one can be grand in suc
cess, and victory, but the world pro
duces few who can rise to the height
of grandeur, when their most herculean
efforts have failed in the cherished -
purpose of their ambitions.
'In all aces and in all countries, the
ablest and strongest of men have at
times been overwhelmed with misfor
tune and disaster. The greatest and
most successful soldiers have lost bat
tles, have lost campaigns, have lost
kingdoms, empires and country, it
only proves that misfortune is some
time.? even more potential than genius.
and that the strongest and best efforts
can not overcome the irresistible. But
how often it is that such reverses are
necessary to show the true greatness
of character in both nations and indi
'For months Sir Thomas has been
the most prominent and conspicuous
individual upon the face of the gioce.
The calcium search light has been up
on him every moment, and when he
returns to our mother country, he will
be welcomed as one who in the eyes
of the world has elevated the standard
of Anelo-Saxon manhood and he will
carry with him the ever-increasing love
and admiration of the American peo
ple." REFUSEDTOFEEDTHE MINERS
Cooks and Waiters Called Out and la,
Coimeqnrnce Three Hundred
Miners Stop Work. 1
Telluride, Col., Sept. 5. The Federal
Labor union, which works in harmony
with the miners union, Friday called
out the cooks and waiters at the Smug
gler-Union mines, and in consequence
nearly three hundred miners working
in these properties will be forced to
stop work. The miners union could
not call out these men because of an
aereement between them and the com
pany made two years ago. The Federal
union's action makes the tie-up in this
county practically complete.
STRIKERS CUT OFF BENEFITS.
By nefying National Organization
The Miners Have Barred Them
selves From Benefits.
Kansas City. Mo., Sept. 5. The coal
strike in northeast Missouri has pro
duced a reversal of ordinary strike
conditions. By defying the authority
of the national organization the mi
ners have barred themselves from
drawing strike benefits. But the South
western Coal Operators' association
has assumed the responsibility of In
demnifying the operators for losses
sustained during the present fight, and
it is the operators who will draw strike
benefits. So far as the operators here
are informed matters in Novinger are
still at a standstill,
insaneTian on train.
Terrifled-the Crew and Leaped From
the Car, But Escaped With
Madison, Ind.. Sept, 5. Conductor
Underwood and his crew had a terrible
experience on a train, Friday night,
with an insane man named John Bra
dy, en route to this city from Wichita,
Kas. At one point he leaped from the
train while it was running at the rate
of 60 miles an hour, but was not