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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1903.
' SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 fer Year
Reduction of Assessments.
' The railroad commission last
week turned over to Comptroller
King the books and papers in the
assessment of railroad, telephone
and telegraph property in the State.
The commission made changes from
the assessments as published a month
so as follows :
Chesapeake & Xashville railroad,
reduced from $1,500 to $4,000 per
Tennessee Xorthern, reduced from
13.11 to 10.92 miles.
Tennessee & Cumberland River,
reduced from $1,500 tol,000 per
East Tennessee & Western North
Carolina, reduced from $9,000 to
$7,000 per mile.
The exceptions filed by the South
ern were all overruled except as to
the Memphis division, which was re
duced from $1G,500 to $1G,000.
The Xashville, Florence & Shef
field branch of the Louisville &
Xashville was reduced from $12,000
Telephone companies were re
duced as follows: Dixie Telephone
Company, from $25 to $15 per mile;
Memphis Telephone Compan', from
$250 to $180 per mile; Savannah
Telephone Company, from $30 to
$20 per mile.
The total reduction is $388,0S0,
leaving the assessment at $00,500,
526A8, or still $2,173,227.78 higher
than the assessment of two years
The State board of equalization
will have until the middle of Octo
ber to approve the assessments.
Section -Director Bate of the
Weather Bureau reports the genera
condition of crops in Tennessee for
last week to be as follows:
High temperature with drouth
conditions prevailed during the
week with generally damaging effect
on unmatured crops, except, per
haps, those on lowlands which have
the benefit of more moisture. Up
land crops, particularly late corn
and cotton, are being rapidly low
ered in percentage of condition on
account of the drouth ; intensified by
the abnormal heat, the former crop
is being materially shortened from
the favorable prospects of three
weeks ago. Cotton is not maturing
satisfactorily, being in many places
affected by rust, premature opening
and shedding of forms. Other crops
are also suhering from heat and
Old Sevier Home.
The Washington County Histor
ical Society is considering a plan to
purchase the old Sevier home on
.Nolacucky river, from which John
Sevier and his sons went to take
part in the battle of King's Moun
tain. The old home would, if
bought, be moved to Jonesboro and
used as headquarters by the society.
Many members have valuable collec
tions of relics which could be dis
played. Swedenborgian Church.
Union City is probably the only
town of its size in the State that has
a Swedenborgian church. The
church there has a membership of
about twenty-five and has a neat lit
tle house of worship on First street.
One of the principal members is
Hon. Seid Waddell, ex-speaker of
the State senate. The church mem
bership is not sufficiently large to
keep a regular pastor, so services arc
just held occasionally by ministers
from a distance.
Officials of tlie Postal Telegraph
Company were in Clarksville last
week, looking over thy field with a
view to extending ti?ir system to
that city. It is given out'that the
lines of this company will be brought
to Clarksville by the time the Ten
nessee Central is completed through
Clarksville to Hopkins ville. Clarks
ville has felt the need for competi
tion in telegraph service for many
Wants to Go to Congress.
Senator A. Jones has entered the
race for the Democratic nomination
for congress in the Fifth (Richard
son's) district. Messrs. Houston of
Cannon, Lamb of Lincoln, Hancock
of Rutherford, Greer of Bedford,
are already in the field, and J. J.
Bean of Moore, will probably enter
j Killed With a Fence Rail.
Xear Southside, Montgomery
count-, last week, Xed Holmes and
Bill Farchman, farm hands, re
newed a grudge of an old standing.
During the quarrel which ensued
Holmes hit Parchman over the head
iwith a large fence rail, producing a
wound trom which Farchman died.
-.Holmes was arrested and placed in I
the county jail. Farchman was
-1 j. a c - r ji , ( .
buuui u jears ui. age anu. leaves a
wife and several children.
Shelby County Leads
The balance in the State treasury
last week was $823,772.43. The to
tal receipts of the year to Septem
ber 1 were $2,340,1 80.55, against
$2,250,071.41 during the same pe
riod of 1902, an increase of $90,
Ud.i4. this increase comes prin
cipally from County Court clerks
who turned in, of this sum, $58,
455.72. The receipts from County
Court clerks in Davidson, Shelby,
Hamilton and Knox counties for the
eight months were $239,455.64, an
increase over the same period in
1902 of $52,070.88. This increase,
the comptroller savs, comes princi
pally from liquor dealers' licenses,
and is attributable to increase of sa
loons in the larger counties due to
the passage of the Adams law and
the consequent centering of the liq-
uor bus npss in thr larcrpr e t ps
Shelby county only lacked $502.50
of paying as much as Davidson,
Hamilton and Knox combined.
Attacks Its Constitutionality.
One of the hardest fights in the
last legislature was over the bill
making school districts in the va
rious counties co-extensive with the
civil districts. The bill was passed,
however, and under its operations a
lot of school directors were legislated
out of office. Last week the old di
rectors in the Twentv-first and
Twenty-sixth school districts of Da
vidson county filed a bill in the
Chancery Court attacking the con
stitutionality of the law, and seek
ing to enjoin the newly elected. di
rectors from interfering with the
management of the schools in those
l . i i rm i i i
districts, incy claim tne law is
class legislation. The case will go
up to the Supreme Court, and is of
to every county in the
Tobacco Crop Burned.
A large tobacco barn filled with
new tobacco, owned by Will Farhani,
near Guthrie, Montgomery county,
was destroyed by fire, with its con-
tenis, consisting of nearly the en-
tire tobacco crop on Parham's farm
A spark from the fire used in curing
the tobacco caused the fire. Ihe loss
was total, with no insurance.
Barn and Stables Burned.
The barn, stables and other out
buildings on the farm of Mrs. L. T.
Harris, north of Huntingdon, were
destroyed by fire last week as the
result of spontaneous combustion
originating in the hay loft. Seven
ty-five barrels of corn, a lot of hay
and some farm machinerv were de
stroyed, and the loss is a heavy one
to Mrs. Harris.
Cut Over a Crap Game.
During a crap game at a railroad
construction camp near Clarksville
J. E. Johnson was fatally cut last
week by George Warner. Both are
railroad men. The cutting was
done with a large knife, and John
son will probably die from the ef
fects of a wound across the chest.
Warner is in jail awaiting trial.
Glanders at Jackson.
Veterinarian Mattiee of Memphis,
representing the fetate, went to
Jackson last week bv request of tho
board oi health, and pronounced a
disease wihch had attacked two
horses belonging to W. J. Biggs as
glanders. Ihe horses were killed,
and it is not thought the disease
Negro Kilis His Wife.
Xear Huntersville, in the western
part of Madison county, Ben
Springfield, a negro, last week shot
his young wife, and she died a few
hours later. They had previously
quarreled. The woman had cone to
her father's home and the husband
folio cd. Officers are in pursuit of
Jumped to His Death.
Frank Kries of Cresston, jumped
rom a 1 ennessee Central excursion
tain at Da vs ville last week and sus
tained injuries from which he will
die. lie was sroinsr to the death bed
of a sister, and the conductor car
ried him by his destination. He
umped off, with the above result.
Nashville Custom House.
Acting Secretary of the Treasury
Tavlor last week awarded the con
tract for the extension of the public
building at JNashvilIe to .Miles &
Brandt, Atlanta, for $166,000.
Contracts for Library.
Contracts for the foundation of
the Carnegie Library at Chattanoo
ga were let last week to J". W. Wells
or $1,195. The excavations have
been completed and work on the
building will begin at once.
New Professor at Sewanee,
Dr. Glenn Swiggert, of Rich
mond, Ind., has been advised of his
anointment as nrofessor of modern
languages at the University of the
a -r r . .
South, at Sewanee, Tenn. I
THE WIRES NOT WORKUP
Details of Effects of Saturday's.
Hurricane Hard to Get.
It Is Known HoTrever That There
Was Some Lorn of "Life and Ter
rible Destruction at Tampa.
Jacksonville, Fla,, Sept. 14. No wires
are working south of Jacksonville, and
details of the hurricane which swept
across the southern part of the state,
baturday, are incomplete. So ' far as
known, seven people met death, the
bodies of five being washed up near
Miami, on the east coast, and two near
Boynton, on the west side of the state.
Passengers arriving on belated trains
report that on the east coast many ves
sels have been wrecked. Above Mi
ami it is reported that seven or eight
vessels are ashore. The property loss
in the city of Tampa is about one mill
ion dollars. West Tampa was flooded
by the rain. No loss of life is reported
in Tampa, although several persons
were hurt by falling trees. Much in-
jury has been done to orange groves
and gardens, and it is feared that many
of the beautiful winter homes of north
ern people have been damaged. The
disturbance is sweeping across Ala
bama and Louisiana. All wires south
of Montgomery, Ala., are down. In the
neighborhood of Flomaton, Ala., and
Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and
New Orleans report high winds. There
is no evidence of the storm at Charles
ton, S. C, although precautionary sig
nals have been displayed there for two
TEAPOT TEMPEST STILLED
The Seavranhaka Corinthian Yacht
Club Dinner Rpixode Developed
Oyster Bay, L. I., Sept. 14 By au
thority of the president the statement
was made that the complication which
arose over the Seawanhaka Corinthian
yacht club dinner had developed from
a misunderstanding. The president ex-
plained to Colgate Hoyt, chairman of
the board of trustees of the club, that
he could not attend a large formal din
ner, as by so doing he would be un
just to many friends and organizations
whose invitations to similar affairs he
had been obliged to decline.
The president further wishes it to be
known that he did not in the remotest
way object to the presence of Sir
Thomas Lipton at the dinner.
wrote a personal letter to Mr. Hoyt
stating his position. In that letter he
informed Mr. Hoyt that he not only
had no objection to the attendance of
Sir Thomas Lipton at the dinner, but
that as a member of the club he would
be glad to see him there if Sir Thom
as could make it convenient 10 ds
COLE COUNTY GRAND JURY.
lnvestlsatlun Into Legislative Dood
ling: Resumed at the Cunitnl
Jefferson City. Mo.. Sept. 14 The
Cole county grand jury to-day re
sumed the investigation begun some
time ago into charges of legislative
boodling. Among the witnesses exam
ined Monday were A. Judah, manager
of Kansas City opera house, and T. B.
Gibson and W. B. Sandford, bankers
of Springfield, Mo. -
A package containing letters sup
posed to be from former Lieut.-Gov.
John A. Lee to D. J. Kelley, agent of
the Baking Powder trust, which came
here several weeks ago addressed to
the foreman of the grand jury, was
presented and opened. Nothing can be
learned as to what the letters con-
THE CASE OF CURTIS JETT.
Movement For a. Chanpra of Venoe
to Another Coonty Under Ad
visement at Cynthlana, K.y.
Cynthiana, Ky., Sept. 14. In the
case of Curtis Jett, indicted for the as
sassination of Town Marshal James
Cockrill, at Jackson, Ky., July 21, 1902,
the defense filed an affidavit asking a
continuance on account of the absence
and sickness of Attorneys Black and
French for the defense,
overruled the motion for continuance
and adjourned court until 1:30 p. m., to
give the defendant's attorneys time to
make the necessary affidavits for a mo
tion for a change of venue to another
DUE TO MISPLACED SWITCH.
Fonr Persons Injured, Tvro Fat al
ly, by Colli ion on Chicago
& Northwestern Road.
Chicago, Sept. 14. Four persons were
injured, one, Henry Wakefield, Chicago,
baggageman, probably fatally, and
many passengers badly shaken up in a
collision on the Chicago & Northwest
ern roai at Des Plaines. A misplaced
switch is said to have caused the acci-
cent. The passenger train, west-bound,
crashed into the rear of a freight on a
Grief and Suicide.
bt, Louis, bept. 14. Urieving over
the death of his wife, news of which
reached him in telegrams three days
after the event, Robt. Stockwell Hatch
er, of Lafayette, Ind., shot himself in
a room at the Planters' hotel at 11
o'clock Monday morning and died ten
On Trial for Murder.
Norristown, Pa., Sept 14. Harry
McElmoyle, a Lehigh coal & Naviga
tion Co.'s deputy, during the recent an
thracite coal strike, was placed on trial
here, Monday. for the murder of Pat-
r,c '- a umon miner, wmcn oc-
Bulletin From Rear-Admiral Cotton
Posted at the Navy Depart
ment in Washington.
with new governor of beirut.
The Late Chief of Police Una Been
Deponed anil ninrroni Arrest
Made in Connection With Recent
Disturbance Confidence Return
ins. Washington, Sept. 14. The navy de
partment has posted the following bul
letin: "Admiral Cotton telegraphs from
Beirut, 12th instant, that he had ex-
changed very satisfactory visits with
6"veruur-generai. ine governor
general has personal charge of the
vice-consul case. The late chief of po
lice has been deposed. Twenty-eight
persons, including the principals in the
disturbances of last Sunday, have been
arrested. Beirut quiet. Administra
tion of .new governor-general inspires
confidence. The former governor-general
left, on the 12th instant, for Con
stantinople. ACROSS III LGAHIA.V FRONTIER.
TarkUh Troop Committing: Acts
. Likely to Provoke "War.
Berlin, Sept. 14. A dispatch to the
Frankfort Zeitung from Sofia, Bulgaria,
says Turkish troops have raided the
Bulgarian frontier near Tekendsche,
and have driven off three herds of
sheep. The dispatch adds that Turkish
soldiers at Kirk-Kilisseh, in Turkish
territory, fired on the French consulate.
breaking the windows.
A party of Turks bivouaking near
Giohtepe had with them 20 Bulgarian
women and girls.
Five hundred fugitive women and
children have arrived at Tekendsche.
GROWIXG MORE SERIOUS.
Turkish Troops Are Slowly Nenrlngr
the Bulgarian Border.
Faris, Sept. 14. The foreign office
advices from Bulgaria show that the
situation is growing more serious, ow
ing to reports that the Turkish troops
are slowly nearlng the border. If
their advance continues, there will be
a general mobilization of the Bulgarian
forces preparatory to meeting eventual
ities. A Russo-Austrian note to the
powers has been received and is now
under consideration. It sets forth that
in the event of hostlities between Tur
key and Bulgaria, Russia and Austria
will not give their support to either of
the parties, but will hold each of them
to a strict accountability for their ac
tions. It is expected that France will
adhere to th Russo-Austrian attitude
Seml-OfUcial Demand for Inter
vention in Macedonia.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 14. The Novoe
Vremya demands active intervention in
Macedonia and proposes, as a solution
of the difficulties the attaching of offi
cers of the foreign powers to all Turk
ish repressive expeditions, with author
ity to prevent unnecessary cruelty.
Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria. As
sured of an Asylum in Eiiglnnd
If the Worst Comes.
Berlin, Sept. 14. An extraordinary
letter, purporting to have been written
by a Bulgarian statesman, appears in
the Kleine Journal. The writer asserts
that a subterranean passage leads from
the castle of Euxeniograd.where Prince
Ferdinand lives, although besieged, to
the river, through which the prince can
escape by water when convinced that
his position is no longer tenable. It
is addeded that the Princess Clemen
tine, mother of Prince Ferdinand, saw
King Edward and told mm that her son
was in a deplorable position and in
danger of his life, and begged the king
to have a vessel in readiness to carry
hinTaway from Bulgaria. King Ed
ward, it is further asserted, assured
Princess Clementine that Prince Fer
dinand would always find an asylum in
GAVE THEMSELVES UP.
Two Men Indicted In Connection
With the Postal Scandals Sur
render to Marshal Ilenkel.
New York, Sept 14. Isaac McGiehan
and George H. Huntington, of the Co
lumbia Supply Co., who were indicted
in Washington, D. C, in connection
with the postal scandals, surrendered
themselves to United States Marshal
Henkel, in this city, Monday. Bench
warrants were issued for Huntington
and McGiehan last week at the time of
the arraignment of- George W. Beav
ers, on the Washington indictment.
The Engineer Was Droirned.
LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 14. The
steamer Park Bluff was capsized in a
uuv-g ..ii f - ""v--
i ctrm -nr nipn Tirovn l i art nn t no
Mississippi Sunday night, and Engineer
James Ferguson, of this city, was
drowned. The other members of the
crew were saved.
Steamer New Orleans Safe.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 14. The steam
er New Orleans, from Baltimore, which
was reported last night to have gone
aground at Hunter's island, 40 miles
north of Beauford, arrived here to-day.
All on board well.
CONFLICT OF AUTHORITY
The Civil and State Military Au
thorities of Colorado Clash.
Military Arrests Gronlnn Out of the
Miners' Tronbles At the Bot
tom of the Matter.
Cripple Creek, Col., Sept 14. Former
Atty'y-Gen. Eugene Engley appeared
before Judge W. P. Leeds, in the dis
trict court, Monday, and petitioned for
writs of habeas corpus for Chas. Camp
bell, Chas. H. McKinney, Sherman
Parker and James Lefferty, strike lead
ers who were arrested by the military.
last week, and have been held as pris
oners in the guard house, though no
charges have been made against them.
Although martial law has not been de
clared, and under the state laws can
not be inaugurated, the military offi
cers have taken absolute control of the
district aud have utterly ignored the
civil authorities. Brig.-Gen. John
Chare notified Mr. Engley that no civil
process for the prisoners whom he rep
resents will be recognized by themili-
tary. Furthermore, Adjt.-Gen. Bell has
intimated that all leaders of the West
ern Federation of Miners in the dis
trict will be arrested and held as pris
oners until the strike is broken.
"I shall cause the arrest of Gen. Bell,
Gen. Chase and certain members of the
Mine Owners' association," said Mr.
Engley, and shall prosecute them on a
charge of criminal conspiracy. I shall
also bring civil suit against them for
damages for false imprisonment."
C. G. Kennison, president of the Mi
ners' Uunio No. 40, who left town after
furnishing bonds for $500 on charges
of carrying concealed weapons and as
saulting a non-union miner, and was
reported to have fled, returned Monday
morninc from Colorado Springs. He
said that his trip was made for busi
WIRED TO DEATH AT AUBURN.
Clarence En nor, Who Killed Keeper
Benedict In Jauuary. lOOl,
Auburn, N. Y., Sept 14. Clarence
Egnor, of Buffalo, was put to death in
the electric chair. Monday, for the
murder of Archibald Benedict, a keep
er in Auburn prison.
Egnor was a convict and had more
than once been punished by Benedict
for disobedience. On January 9, 1901,
Benedict reprimanded Egnor for talk
ing to another convict. Expecting pun
ishment, Egnor armed himself with an
iron bar and laid in wait for the keep
er. When Benedict passed him, Egnor
sprang from behind and dealt him a
crushing blow on the head, fracturing
the skull. The victim sank to his
knees, when Egnor espied the butt of
his revolver protruding from his hip
pocket, which he seized and shot Bene
dict in the back of the head. Death
was instantaneous. Egnor then sur
rendered to the prison authorities. Eg
nor was 2G years of age and served In
the war with Spain under another
SNOW TEN INCHES DEEP.
One of the Earliest and Most Se
vere A n t n m n n 1 Storms In the
"orthTvest for Years.
Winnipeg. Man., Sept. 14. One of the
earliest autumnal, storms experienced
in the northwest for years swept over
the country on Saturday and Sunday.
The oniy fatality reported comes
from Gretna, where an old man fell
from a bueey and perished in the
storm. At Hartney, 12 horses died in
the Canadian Pacific yards, and in the
vicinity otner live siock are reporieu
to have perished.
A telephone message received irom
Minnedosa reported that the storm was ered jn the streets or knelt inthe sanct
one of the worst experienced there in uaries. Who knows but that the di
five years. If started to blow about vIne Master. throuch this unspeakable
ten o clock in the morning, ana a neavy
rain soon followed. At noon tnis ae- cn hman Deart how splendidly the
veloped into a snow storm, and by just and brave can iive and how beau
dark the snow was ten inches deep on tifullv tney can die. Against the dark
the level prairie.
Grain which was stm stanaing, is ai-
most totally ruined.
WILL HAVE A CIVIL TRIAL.
Inole Sam. HoweTtr. Will Defend
the Man Wlio Shot Another In
the Line of Dnty.
Washington, Sept. 14. Upon request
of the war department the attorney-
general will direct the United States
district attorney at Pittsburg to defend
the sentry of the Ninth infantry, who
shot and killed Wm. H. Crowley near
the Allechenv arsenal grounds last
Thursday. As the shooting took place
outside the military reservation, it is
conceded by war department officials
that, the case is one which should be
tried by the civil authorities, which will
probably be done.
A Queer Combination.
New York, Sept. 14. The police have
raided a so-called Italian Young Men's
Christian association, which has been
making a display of zeal, says a Times
dispatch from Stamford, Conn. They
found in the back room a full-fledged
Senator Scott Seriously III.
Denver. Col., Sept. 14. Senator Na-
than B. Scott,of West Virginia, is ill
. - Tk i a.i s iLi- i x
at me crown raiace uoiei, m iuis city,
He ls suffering from injuries received
in a wreck near Chicago on Friday,
and also from malarial f ever, and Is in
a serious condition.
To Probe Territory Affairs.
Washington, Sept. 14. Charles Jo
seph Bonaparte has been . selected by
Secretary Hitchcock to take charge of
the investigation of affairs and officials
in Indian territory that come under the
Jurisdiction of the Interior department.
RIAL AT TOLEDO, 0.
It Was Unveiled With Due Cere
mony In the Presence of a
SENATOR FAIRBANKS, OF IN
DIANA, DELIVERED ORATION.
Second Anniversary of the Death of
the Late President ot Observed
"With any Sot ProRramiue at Can
ton, O. Floral Tokens From
Friends and Strangers.
Toledo, Sept. 14. Toledo was en fete
Monday over the unveiling of the Mc
Kinley statue, the first memorial to the
late president erected in Ohio. After
a naval parade on the river, incluuding
the United States gunboat Michigan
and the training ships Yantic and
Hawk, and a procession led by a bat
talion of United States infantry, the
statue which stands fronting the court
house, was unveiled by Miss Dorothy
Bonner. Co!. J. C. Bonner, president
of the Memorial association, in a briel
address, presented the monument tc
the county, and Henry Conrad, presi
dent 'of the board of county commis
sionors, accepted the trust on the part
of the county. Senator M. A. Hanna
was then introduced as honorary presi
dent of the day, and made a brief ex
tempore address. A dedicatory poem
by Theodore McManus was read by the
author and the orator of the day, Sen
ator Charles W. Fairbanks, of Indaina,
was introduced. The senator said:
Senator Fairbanks Address.
"The place of Wm. McKinley in his
tory is secure. We are not too near
the events of which he was a part, cor
rectly to measure his proportions, nor
do we look with too partial eyes upon
what he did. We know the great share
he bore in the significant events
through which he passed, and we have
faith to believe that the judgment of
his contemporaries will be confirmed
by history, when with impartial hand
the shall record the deeds of men. .
"You honor yourselves in honoring
him. You make the future your debtor
by erecting this statue in commemora
tion of his life and services, for, like
his immortal prototype, Abraham Lin
coln, he "belongs to the ages. Hither
the lovers of America institutions will
come in the unnumbered years before
us and derive new hope and. new in
spiration. Similar monuments will
rise in other lands to which peoples
not of our race will pay their homage.
The people of Cuba, whose liberty wa3
secured through his genius and states
manship, will erect monuments in his
honor. So also the people of Porto
Rico and the far-off Philippines will
raise enduring memorials to perpetu
ate to the furthest ages the memory of
the president who carried to them the
blessings of republican government. It
seems but yesterday that William Mc
Kinley stood among us, at the very
zenith of his power. He possessed in
full degree the affections and confi
dence of his countrymen, and his name
was a beneficent influence throughout
the world. Without warning, the
cruel blow fell. We stood speechless in
the midst of the uncommon sorrow.
Our great and beloved leader, by some
mysterious providence, fell in the
plentitude of his strength.
"Upon the day of his sepulture rulers
and people of many lands held memori
al services, and all nations were in
mourning. Throughout the great re
publ5c busy trade stood stin, the tele-
graph was silent, and as by some com
mon imiuiso, steamships and railroad
tra,-ns st0nDed. and the Deoole uncov
tragedy, sought to imprint forever up
background of two years ago stand in
FharDer outline than were otherwise
possible, the higher and noble achieve
ments and the majestic personality oi
! one of the greatest of Americans."
After the singing of "America" by
the audience, Rev. A- M. Hyde pro
nounced the benediction, which closed
THE DAY AT CWTOX, O.
Ko Formal Observance, lint the Re
membrance Wan General.
Canton, O., Sept. 14. This, the sec
ond anniversary of the death
of the late President McKin
ley, was not observed by any
formal programme in Canton. Flags ,
were lowered on public buildings, there
were some short references made in the
varius departments of the schools tc
the life and leath of McKinley, and
carnations were worn, as a silent trib
ute by numerous citizens. Mrs. Mc
Kinley, in the forenoon, made a spe
cial trip to the McKinley vault in '
Westlawn cemetery and placed floral
tributes on the casket. Numerous j
floral pieces received from friends and i
strangers were also placed in the
tomb. Mrs. McKinley Is in good health
fnrony, the Artist, Dead
xrew York. Sept. 14. Otto Sarony
who for nearly thirty years, has had
inn international renutation lor niE i
work n DOrtrait photos, is dead at a ;
hospital in this city from phthisis. His
health had been failing for over twe
Ills Last Encampment.
San Jose, Cal., Sept. 14. David :
Stewart, a veteran of the civil war, whe
came to attend the National G. A. R.
encampment, 'died here, Sunday, oi
hemorrhage of the lungs. The body will
be sent to his home in South Dakota-
Most Important of Any Held Since
Response to the Boer Ulti
matum Was Framed.
CHANCELLOR OF EXCHEQUER
WILL TENDER RESIGNATION.
l'rrmlrr Unlfour and Colonial Secre
tary Chamberlain Will Kmlcavor
to I&old tlie 31inistry Together by
Filling- What Vacancies May Oo
cur. London, Sept. 14. It is learned that
the rumors of the approaching resig
nation of the chancellor of the exche
quer are well founded. He will attend
the special cabinet meeting with the
determination of resigning. Other
minor resignations are likely to occur
but Colonial SecretrfVy Chamberlain
and Premier Balfour are reported to
be standing together and intend keep
ing up the cabinet by filling the vacan
cies. From all parts of the country and
the continent British cabinet ministers
came to London Monday to attend the
cabinet, which was regarded as mark
ing the most important phase in the
recent political history of the United
Kingdom. The Times voiced public
sentiment in saying that it was a
"great occasion," more important even
than all the meetings when home rule
was uppermost, for the main issue la
the "unity of the empire'
Not since the fateful day when the
cabinet framed an answer to President
Kruger's ultimatum had such crowds
gathered around Downing street. From
early morning, loiterers, assembled
here in the hope of catching a glimpse
of the political leaders. But when it
was announced that the cabinet would
not meet until three o'clock, the spec
tators dwindled away.
Mr. Balfour, who arrived in London
from Scotland, Sunday evening, went
to Downing street early. There a num
ber of treasury officials were closeted
all the morning with Mr. Balfour's sec
retaries, going over the poiuts on
which the cabinet is supposed to base
its opinion for more free trade. Mr.
Chamberlain, who was the central fig
ure in the day's proceedings, left Birm
ingham, accompanied by his wife.
A large crowd bade them farewell
at the railway station. On their ar
rival here Mrs. Chamberlain went to
their London home, and Mr. Chamber
Iain proceeded to the colonial office.
Upon the arrival of Mr. Chamberlain
r 4- rtlT' v '. rt ir f f Inrvi It f TT" O C 1 AllHltr l "
ed. A crowd of laborers employed near
by joined in thns unusual demonstra
tion against the colonial secretary. Mr.
Chamberlain, who was accompanied by
Gerelad Balfour, president of the board
of trade, showed his customary indif
ference to this reception. The police
eventually were obliged to form double
lines from Mr. Balfour's house to the
foreign office, ?o as to enable the cab
inet members to enter the latter place.
SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN
Frost Promised For tlie Corn licit in
Northern KniiNns and TUiKsonri,
I own and orlh Illinois.
Washington, Sept. 14. The weather
bureau issued the following special bul
letin: The tropical storm has crossed
the gulf coast line east of Pensacola,
Fla., and will move northward over the
interior with diminishing strength,
causing heavy rain in the southern Ap
palachian mountain districts. There
are no present indications that it will
cause dangerous gales on the middle
and north Atlantic coasts. Frosts are
indicated in the corn belt as far south
as northern Kansas, extreme northern
Missouri, all of Iowa and northern Illi
A CARNEGIE OBSERVATORY.
It Will be Ilnilt on It. Whitney,
the Highest 1'oint in the
I nited States.
Tulare, Cal., Sept. 14. A letter re
ceived here from George E- Hale, of
Chicago, secretary of the commission
on observatories, states that a Car
negie observatory will be built on ML
Whitney, the highest point in the
United States, 'ihe building will be 103
by SO feet, of granite and natural wood.
Escapeil Prisoner Surrenders.
Butte, Mont., Sept. 14. Llewellyn
Felker, one of the six prisoners, who
escaped from the county jail here on
August 12, walked into the sheriff's
office Sunday evening and gave himself
up. Felker is charged with murder.
Col. It. T. Jacob Dead.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 14. Col. R. T.
Jacob, a picturesque figure during the
civil war, died at his home here Sun
day. Col. Jacob was 78 years old, and
was widely known as the man who
saved Kentucky from secession.
A Cape Colony Decision.
New York, Sept. 14. The Cape Colo
ns' supreme court has decided, says a
Times dispatch from Cape Town, that
death while engaged in fighting against
the king's troops does not invalidate
he rebel's life insurance policy. ;
A Disfinietin;? Humor.
London, Sept.. 14. An unconfirmed
rumor is current that a transport car
rying a British regiment to India foun
dered in a gale which swept the Brit
ish coast Thursday.
A Farmer's Suicide.
Marion, 111., Sept. 14. Philip Fluck,
a farmer, three miles east of this city,
committed suicide by taking carbolic
acid. A coroner's jury failed to find any
cause for the act.