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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 51.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
BOLD HTTE1T AT
Two Men Conceived a Good Plan to
Rob a Michigan Central
A CHANGE OF SCHEDULE TIME
UPSET THEIR CALCULATIONS.
They Carried Out Their Programme
to the Extent of Knocking One
Man Unconscious and GaKglug
Hint, and Then Fled When They
Found Thfj Had Made m Mistake.
Chicago, Sept. 21 A bold attempt
by two men to lock themselves in a
Michigan Central railroad express car
with tbe express messenger, overpower
him after the train had left the yards
at Thirteenth street, and then rifle the
two safes In the car, was frustrated,
Sunday evening, when the plans of the
would-be robbers miscarried.
Kiiirrmnian Knocked Unconscious.
William Ganghin, an expressman,
was knocked unconscious and gagged
In the express car shortly after eight
o'clock in the evening, and then the
men discovered he was not the express
messenger, and, fearing detection, fled.
This is the theory of the railroad of
ficials. The express messenger who
has charge of the car left Chicago at
3:30 o'clock Monday morning with one
guard and about 525,000 in two safes
in the car. This money, it is believed,
was the object of attack of the two
men. Ganghin was taken to St. Luke's
hospital, and it was found his shoulder
had been dislocated and he had sus
tained severe bruises. If he had not
been discovered in the car in time, the
physicians say, he would have smoth
ered to death because of the gag in his
The police are investigating the
case. Nothing was taken from the ex
pressmen and the property in th car
It was at first though that Ganghin
was attacked instead of Harry Orr, an
other employe in the yards, who had
trouble with a discharged employe re
recently. The police were summoned, and
Ganghin was taken to the hospital, but
it was not until the expressman re
vived and told of the mysterious at
tack that the attempted robbery theory
presented itself. When the officials of
the railroad and express companies
learned of the affair they began an in
vestigation. Ganghin says nothing was
taken from him by the robbers, which
leads him to believe he received the
beating intended for Express Messen
Cam are Well Armed.
According to the railroad officials,
eight or ten weapons are usually kept
in the car. Every evening, except Sun
day, the car leaves for the east at 9:30
o'clock. At 8:30, the time of the at
tack last night, Hall, with an assist
ant, loads the money into the car, and,
entering, locks himself in. On Sunday
eveing the train does not leave until
3:30 a. m., and it is believed the change
In schedule on Sunday, of which they
did not know, frustrated their plans
AN ATTACK FRUSTRATED.
A Seemingly Preconcerted Attack
On the Strntton Independence .
Victor, Col., Sept. 21 What is be
lieved by the military authorities to
have been a preconcerted attack on the
Stratton Independence mine was frus
trated Sunday night, by the accidental
discharge of a rifle. As the sentry
posted on the railroad tracks below the
Independence was walking his beat he
noticed three or four men acting sus
piciously, and as he was approaching
them he was suddenly knocked down
by a blow from a rock on the side of
the head. As he fell, his rifle in some
manner was discharged. This alarmed
the other guards and as the corporal
and other details rushed down to the
spot, they wound the man lying un
conscious. His assailants were seen
running away by the sentry on the
next beat, but they were out of sight
too soon to permit of accurate shoot
ing. It is claimed that the Portland es
tate, on which union miners are em
ployed, is being made the base of op
erations by the strikers, and Gen Bell
says that "hereafter this property "will
be patrolled and controlled."
PRINCE HENRY IN COMMAND
Prince Henry of Prussia Has Taken
Command of the Baltic
Berlin, Sept. 21. Prince Henry of
Prussia, Monday, took over the com
mand of the Baltic naval station.
Telegraphing to the grand duke of
Hesse, congratulating him on the
launching of the battleship Hesse, Em
peror William said: "In future, the
German navy will be composed of ar
mored representatives of all the races
of Germany, christened by their heridi
tary princes, and filled with the spirit
of patriotism, they will, by the grace
of God, be the pride, treasure and safe
guards of the emperor and the empire.
Berlin, Sept. 21. The second trial of
Sergeant Breidenbach, of the German
army, who was accused of numerous
cases of ill treatment of recruits, has
just ended. The sergeant was found
guilty, originally, and sentenced to
three and a half years imprisonment
Saturday he was again found guilty on
15 of the 1,207 charges, and was sen
tenced to eight years' Imprisonment-
THE LAST DAY OF GRACE
Still There is No Request Fram Co
lombia For an Extension.
The Canal Situation Said to Be la
the Same Hopeless State as De
scribed on Saturday.
Washington, Sept. 21. Within one
day of the expiration of the time limit
for the exchange of ratifications of the
Hay-Herran Panama canal treaty, the
state department is still without any
request from the Colombian goverment
for the extension of this period. At
the state department, Monday, the ca
nal situation was said to be in the
same hopeless state as described in the
cablegram of Minister Beaupreme re
ceived Saturday. The president and
Secretary Hay are being kept in elose
communication with the state depart
ment regarding the canal advices
from Bogota. Dr. Herran, the Colom
bian charge, expected Secretary Hay
to return to Washington -this week,
but since the receipt of Mr. Beaupre's
cablegram indicating that he had aban
doned hope, it is said at the state de
partment there will be no occasion for
the secretary's return until next
THE MEN BEHIND THE GUNS.
The Gunners of the Battleship In
diana Have Kstablished m
New York, Sept. 21. The officers and
crew of the battle ship Indiana, which
arrived, Sunday, from her target prac
tice off Martha's Vineyard, have creat
ed a new standard for eight-inch guns,
one pointer, Seaman Treanor, having
made four straight hits in two minutes
and sixteen seconds. All the shots
struck a bull's eye about 4 feet square.
This is better than has ever been done
in any navy.
With her old hydraulic 13-inch
mounts the Indiana has done better
work than some vessels with mounts
controlled by electricity, one pointer,
Coxswain Iteidel, having made four
straight hats in five minutes and twen
ty-one seconds. Her men at the six
inch guns gave her an average of near
ly four hits per minute, and put her at
the head of the navy as a shooter of
this type of gun.
FOUND SHOP DOORS CLOSED
Four Hundred Marble "Workers In
Chicago Found Their Shop
Doors Cloned Monday.
Chicago, Sept. 21. Four hundred
men, employed in five shops, in this
city, controlled by the International
Association of Marble Workers, found
the doors of their shops closed, Mon
day, and a notice posted informing
them that on Thursday morning work
would be resumed with a force com
posed of both union and non-union
men, duplicating a notice that was
nlaced in their pay envelopes Saturday
evening. A special meeting was called
for Monday night, and it is expected '.
that members will be ordered to re- ,
fuse to return to work on Thursday, j
and that the local trades unions will
be asked to refuse to handle marble
handled in shops employing non-union
SENATOR HANNA DENIEST
Report That He Will Resign the
Chairmanship of the .Vational Re
publican Committee I'nirne.
Cleveland, O., Sept. 21. Senator
Hanna stated, Monday, that there was
no truth in the report printed in some
of the eastern papers that he would re
sign the chairmanship of the national
republican committee on account of ill
health. Mr. Hanna's duties as chair
man, it is pointed out, are extremely
light at present, and will continue so
until the national republican commit
tee meets, when a new chairman may
be elected. Senator Hanna declined to
say whether or not he would again
accept the chairmanship if offered to
SENATOR SCOTT IMPROVING.
The Western Virginia Senator, Who
Has Been Seriously 111 In Den
ver, Is Much Improved.
Colorado Springs.Col., Sept. 21. Sen
ator Nathan B. Scott, of West Virginia,
who has oeen seriously ill at the
Brown Palace hotel in Denver the past
few days, was brought to this city Sun
day. His condition is mnch improved,
although he is still conf nod to his bed.
Senator Scott i3 at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Wra. Lennox.
A VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT.
The Jury at Beaver, Pa, Found That
Former State Printer Robinson
Was Xot Slandered.
Beaver, Pa., Sept. 21. The slander
suit brought against ex-Postmaster-General
John Wanamaker by former
State Printer Robinson has ended in a
victory for the defendant. The sealed
verdict was read in court this morn
ing and found for the defendant.
Due to Family Quarrels.
Buffalo. N Y.. Sept. 21. James
Mears. 70 years old,, shot and fatally
wounded his son-in-law, Michael Crot
ty, 33 years old, and then sent a bullet
through his own brain, dying instantly.
Family quarrels were the cause of the
A Bumper Sat Crop.
Columbia, Mo., Sept. 21. Missouri is
going to break another record this year
with a bumper nut crop. There will be
nuts to crack for every man, woman
and child in the state.
Verdict for a School Girl.
In the Federal Court at Knoxville
last week a little schoolgirl was
.riven a judgment of $3,500 in a
lamage suit filed by her father
igainst the Louisville & Nashville
railway. Helen. Keeney lived at
llartraft and attended school at
Middlesboro. She waa a passenger
on a mixed train en route to school.
Wlien the train stopped to do some
v itching the coach in which she
was seated, became detached from
the train and ran down a steep hill,
fully a mile. " She was terribly
frigliiened, and no employe of the
road being present to advise her
against doing so, she jumped from
the train, dislocating a shoulder and
injuring her head. The verdict was
a compromise of the suit, although
the little girl has fully recovered
from her injuries.
More Space Wanted.
The World's Fair commission met
last week, but took no official action
because of the lack of a quorum.
The commission insisted that Sec
retary Enloe ask the World's Fair
management for 1,000 feet of floor
space for the State's educational ex
hibit instead of the 540 feet which
has been assigned. The matter of
collecting exhibits was left with the
executive committee. It was said
quite a good exhibit of live stock had
already been arranged for, and that
a number of premiums for the Ten
nessee stock display had been of
fered. The commission will meet
again October 8.
Logan Wants His Guns.
In the United States District
Court at Knoxville last week an or
der was presented by ex-Congressman
J. C. Houck, an attorney for
Harvey Logan, the Montana train
robber, directing that the bandit's
two revolvers be turned over to the
attorney. Logan was tried in this
court at its last term and sentenced
to twenty years at the Columbus,
O., penitentiary, but broke jail while
awaiting action of the Court of Ap
peals on hearing of writ of error.
Judge C. D. Clark, presiding, stated
that Mr. Logan must appear in
court, and that if he did so no one
should molest him unless it Avould
be the United States. The order
does not show the present where
abouts of Logan.
Stormy Wedded Life.
J. J. Sellers, aged 78, filed a bill
for divorce in Knoxville last week
against his wife, who is 3G. They
have been married eleven years. He
charges that she has threatened his
life and has tried to kill him with
an ax, fork and hatchet. Complain
ant is the father of Squire W. M.
Sellers and grandfather of Lee Sell
ers, the young man who recently
made a trip across the continent to
secure the girl he wanted, Miss Bey
land, who had been taken to the Pa
cific coast by her mother to prevent
But Another Woman Got Her "Baby."
The entire community of Win
chester has been very much aroused
the past week over a breach of prom
ise suit for $10,000 damages which
Mrs. Nannie Williams brought
against George S. Curtis. Two days
were consumed in the trial, and
much of that time was taken up in
reading love letters of the plaintiff,
who is a widow of 50 years, while
the defendant is 56, and a very
wealthy and large land owner. The
jury awarded the plaintiff damages
and costs, and immediately upon
its rendition of the verdict the de
fendant married the widow of Sam
New Gas Company at Chattanooga.
The board of aldermen of Chat--tanooga
last week passed an ordi
nance granting a franchise to the
Consumers' Gas Company. The
ordinance limits the company to
"dollar gas," and requires a bond of
$10,000 or a certified check of the
same amount that the plant will be
completed within a year.
Jim Gleason Caught.
Jim Gleason, a postoffice robber
and prison breaker, who escaped
from the Tennessee penitentiary in
August, 1902, with Gus Hyatt, John
Doe and other desperate men, has
been arrested at Shelbyville, Ind.
Efforts will be made to bring Glea
son back at once.
Largest Enrollment In History.
The Jackson city schools opened
last week with the largest attend
ance in their history. Twenty-one
hundred and forty-six were enrolled
the first day, and the number is in
Gin and Mill Bit-ned.
Last week the cotton gin, saw
mill and gristmill of J. E. Sisson
& Bro., five miles east of Lexington,
was destroyed by fire of unknown
origin. No insurance.
Dyer County Crop Report.
About twenty loads of cotton have
been received by the Dyersburg gins
this season, and picking of cotton is
now on in Dyer count)-. The crop,
however, will be far short of what
was estimated earlier, as the cotton
has shed much of its fruit, and this
fact is becoming generally known
as the parties go into the fields to
begin picking and to examine. The
corn crop was cut somewhat by the
dry spell, which lasted from the lat
ter part of August to the 10th of
this month, but taken as a whole a
fair corn crop will be gathered.
An Injunction Against a Dog.
Chancellor Sneed of Knox county
granted a temporary injunction last
week, restraining a dog from bark
ing, and the prayer of the petitioner
is that the injunction be made per
petual. W. If. Teeplcs and IL P.
Bell are neighbors. Bell owns a
dog which insists on barking all
day and most of the night. Teeples,
through Attorney-General Gates,
filed a bill in chancery to declare
the dog a nuisance on the ground
that the howling and barking of the
dog threatens to give his wife nerv
Hotel Man Assaulted.
George W. Young, proprietor of
the Virginia House, in Nashville,
was found last week in front of his
hotel with his skull crushed. The
police suspect murder. Young was
a soldier under Stonewall Jackson,
and also one of the men who resist
ed the invasion of John Brown at
Scots o' Tennessee.
The Scots o' Tennessee held their
annual celebration at Cumberland
Park in Nashville last week, and
seven or eight thousand people were
in attendance. Uhere were various
games, military drills, automobile
and harness races, dancing and ora
tory. Gov. Irazier and Mayor Head
Bank Buys Land.
H. M. Doak, clerk of the Federal
Court, last week sold 1,447 acres of
land belonging to the Aetna Iron
Mining and Manufacturing Com
pany, and situated near Centerville,
to the First National Bank of JSash-
ville lor $15,0UU. Ihere was no
Victory for the Drys.
The legality of the sale of liquor
at Walling, White count y, has been
decided adversely to ailing by
Judffe Hull. This is a great victory
for the drys, as it knocks out liquor
all over White count-. Joseph Cot
ton and J. G. Hodges, who have
been operating saloons at Walling,
were given the penalty of the law.
Chattanooga Building at the Fair,
A movement for a Chattanooga
building at the World's Fair is now
well under way. It is proposed to
raise $25,000 for the purpose, and
every merchant and manufacturer
seen is enthusiastic. A mass-meet
ing will be called in a few days, at
which it is expected the full amount
necessary will be raised.
Track Building on T. C.
Track building for the Tennessee
Central railroad has been com
menced at the Clarksville end of
the line, and is progressing with
rapidity. Hurry orders have been
given the contractors, and every
thing is on the move.
The Southwestern Presbyterian
University at Clarksville opened last
week for the session of 1903-4 with
a good attendance for the first days.
The law and medical departments,
which open for the first time this
fall, give evidence of success.
Improvement Bonds Voted.
Johnson City voted $28,000 im
provement bonds by a majority of
fifty-four. Only a small vote was
polled. The money will be used
mainly in improving sewers and
Reunion at Bristol.
The annual reunion of the Con
federate veterans of Southwest Vir
ginia and East Tennessee was held
at Bristol last week. A big barbe
cue was enjtn-ed. Hon. Sam Wil
liams was the orator of the day.
A Sensational Suit.
A sensational and somewhat un
usual case was filed in the Circuit
Court of Henry county last week
by Miss Annie Henry, for $5,000
damages, against Thomas Dunn, a
young farmer of the county, whom
she charges with seduction under
promise of marriage. Miss Henry
is of a respectable Northern family,
and had borne a good reputation in
Paris. Dunn has left the country,
and his property has' been attached
by order of court.
IRON WORKERS IN SESSION
The International Bridge and Struc
tural Iron Workers' Convention.
Samuel Parks, of Sew York, Is
There, and There Are Sign of
a. Fight In the Ranks.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 21. Before
th International bridge and structural
Iron workers convention met in annual
session here, Monday, Sam Parks, of
New York, said:
"I have come here for the purpose of
making the fight of my Ufttr labor,
and I honestly believe it is necessary
to make such a fight. It seems that
some are fighting against the rights of
labor instead of for it. The delegates
from local union No. 2, from New
York city, are going into this conven
tion. President Buchanan has no pow
er to suspend local union No. 2, and we
will go into this convention without
President Buchanan was reticent in
talking about the Parks delegates,
when asked about a possible fight in
the convention, and said, merely: "I
do not believe we will need police pro
tection." President Buchanan called the con
vention to order at 10.: 30, and without
attempting to address the delegates,
introduced Mayor James A. Reed, who
jxtended the city's welcome. When
John Smith, an officer in the industrial
council of Kansas City, had finished his
response on behalf of the convention,
Samuel Parks jumped to his feet. He
wanted to know if the convention had
been called as a gathering or organized
labor or as a public meeting. Without
waiting for an answer, he went on to
denounce in a general way some of
those present. There were some in the
hall, he said, not rlghfully delegates
to the convention, and he requested
that these be removed. There were
murmurs of disapproval throughout the
floor, and President Buchanan inter
rupted the New York delegate with
the statement that he was out of or
Several delegates attempted to gain
the attention of the chair, but Presi
dent Buchanan ordered the convention
to proceed with the next order of busi
ness, the receipt of credentials of the
different unions and credentials of the
various unions were sent to the chair.
President Buchanan named, as the
credentials committee, J. P. Carey, W
c. t t X7. Pl,Ua
ououy, v ... muiuj, vu.
Winslow, Michael Flaherty, W. F. Me
Coy and James O'Brien
This committee will meet and hear
evidence about contesting delegations,
and report to the convention Tuesday
morning. Before the convention ad
journed Mr. Buchanan said: "I have
suspended No. 2 for what I believe was
sufficient cause, and will try to sub
stantiate that before the credentials
committee." No. 2 is Parks' union
APPROVED BY THE KING.
British Cabinet Appointments and
Changes Said to Hare Been Ap
proved 1J- Klngr Edward.
London, Sept. 21. King Edward is
reported to have approved the appoint
ment of Austen Chamberlain, the post
master-general, to be chancellor of the
exchequer, in succession to Cnarles T.
Ritchie; Mr. Arnold-Forster, secretary
to the admiralty, to be secretary for
war to be successor to Mr. Brodrick;
Mr. Brodrick, secretary for war, to be
1 secretary for India, successor of Lord
: George Hamilton, and Lord Selborne,
first lord of the admiralty, to be secre
tary for the colonies, in succession to
No official confirmation of the ap
pointments has yet been forthcoming.
It is known that Lord Milner, British
high commissioner of South Africa,
was offered the colonial secretaryship.
THE ATROCITIES IN TURKEY.
The State Department I'rged to Say
or Do Something? -That Will
rnt a Stop to Them.
Washington, Sept, 21. Communica
tions have reached the state depart
ment urging this government to say or
do something that will put a stop to
the atrocities in Turkey. It is said
that this pressure does not emanate
from the missionaries. Officials at the
state department are reticent about the
probabality of the United States giving
expression to the feeling with which
the alleged atrocities in Turkey are
viewed by the people of the United
States but they say that reports from
Turkey show that the deeds daily per
petrated in sections of that country are
of such a character as to shock civili
zation, and necessarily are of deep
concern to us.
MISSfUJRI PACIFIC WRECK,
A Missouri Pacific Passenger Train
Wrecked Xorth of Inde
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 21. A special
to the Star from Independence, Mo.,
says: "The Missouri Pacific passenger
train that left Kansas City last night
was wrecked about two miles north of
Independence early to-day. Apparent
ly an attempt to wreck the train had
been made as a rail on each side was
pried out and the fishplate inserted be
tween it and the next rail. The engine
and all the cars left the track but re
mained upright No one was injured.
Fishing Schooners Safe.
New York, Sept 21. Word was re
ceived Monday that the fishing schoon
er Lilla Fernald, which was supposed
o have been lost In Wednesday's
storm, had arrived safely at Delaware
breakwater; also the fishing schooner
Emily P. Wright, also reported missing.
TO PORTE'S NOTE
Measures Have Been Taken to Pre-
vent Armed Bands En
PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS
AND OTHER EXCESSES RIDST STOP.
t'nfavorable Comment On the Pro
motion of the Former Vail of Bel
rat Continues Aetlon Is Regard
ed In the Light of a Challenge to
Constantinople, Sept 21. The Ser
vian government's reply to the porte's
representations says measures have
been taken to prevent bands entering
Macedonia and that a strong band
which was preparing to cross the fron
tier has already been dispersed.
The Servian reply adds, however,
that if the persecution of Christians
and the excesses of the Turkish troops
continue and serious reforms are not
introduced the government will be un-
able to restrain the popular agitation I Maryland delivered an address of wel
in Servla. I come, which was responded to by Gov.
The unfavorable comment aroused
by the appointment of Reshid Pasha,
the former vali of Beirut, to be vali of
Brusa, which is really a promotion,
continues. The action of the porte in
tnis connection is regarded here as a which the sovereign grand lodge pro
cnallenge to the representatives of the ceeded to Odd Fellows' temple and be-
powers, especially to the American
minkster. who. it is thought, is likely
to protest and may possibly demand
Reshid Pasha's recall from Brusa, in
the interests of the American education
establishment in that vilayet.
Reports from Beirut say the appoint
ment of Halim Pasha to be vali ol
Beirut has caused much disappoint-
ment The inhabitants expected thai
Nazim Pasha, the vali of Syria, whe
inanirDii mnflionf. vv his ronrtiiel
when he became acting vali aftei
removal, would bi
FIVE HI XDHED TVHKS ICIIXED.
Serious Enisasreiuent Reported 1
Which BOO Turks Were Killed.
Sofia. Bulgaria. Sept. 21. According
. . ... . . . t.-i
to iugiuves wno nave arrived ai xvua
irom ujoumaia, a serious euseujeu.
has occurred at Pekin, near MeiniK,
65 miles from Salonlca, in which tn
Turks are said to have lost 500 met
killed, including two coioneis. aiosl oi
the villages in the district of Melnik
are in the hands of the insurgents.
Many of the villages are in flames.
CURTIS JETT ON THE STAND.
Defendant, at Cynthlana, Ky., Tells
Ills Story- of the Shooting of
Cynthiana, Ky., Sept. 21. Curtis Jett
was placed on the stand in his own be
half Monday. He said that at the time
of the shooting he was in Hargis
Brothers' store, and then went across
the street and went into the court-
house, and then immediately went to
Hargis store and up-stairs in a room
with James Hargis, King Ford, Ed
Callahan and Douglas Hayes, ine contain a review of the worK or tne,
shooting seemed to come from the 3T(ieT during the year 1902, charters is
courthouse. Jett, on cross-exam'.na- sued during the year, fraternal publi-
tion, made a bad impression. He was
sullen, and often refused to answer..
He admitted that he was drinking on
the day of the shooting.
POLICE BROKE UP THE GAME.
Topeka, (Kas.) Police Swooped Down
On a Sunday Baseball Game and
Arrested the Players.
Topeka, Kas., Sept. 21. The police,
Sunday afternoon, broke up i Dan
game at the far grounds and
constructively placed the players in
jail. A Sunday excursion had been run
from Kansas City to Topeka, and a lo
cal Topeka team and the Kansas City
Schmelzers were on the diamond with
a large crowd present Suddenly the
police swooped down and took the
players in charge. Later they were re
leased under promise to abandon the
Chirftiro Sent. 21. JoseDh L. Day. 75
vpara old. known among: traveling; men
and down town business men as "the
best-dressed man in Chicago," died
yxt AnilOnrinm OQrlv AToTl-
ouiiucillj' ai iiac -.nv-.v. ... ... u.. mj
rtnv Tnnrninsr Kimnosedlv of heart dis-
In a Ghoni-Proof casket.
Naugatuck, Conn., Sept. zi. Because
of a life-long fear that his grave might
. , r l 1 J T
De roDDea ana nis uouy tuiu, dcusuu
B. Tuttle, one of the weaitniest manu-
just been buried here in a steel coffin.
iacturers oi western unnecucui, uu
Despondency and Snlelde.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 21. Despon
dent over the loss of $35,000 in the
June flood, Henry Wockley.former pro
prietor of the Riverside packing house,
committed suicide, Sunday, by sending
a bullet through his brain.
Set on Fire by Boys.
r,, Til Sent 51 F rf. Sunday
evening, destroyed 1,700 tons of straw
C""Ji " '
at the American Straw Board Co. s
mills, valued at $7,000. The fire was
started by boys playing about the
The Original "Pooh Bah Dead.
Kpw York. Sent 21. Mark Smith,
the well-known comic opera comedian
and original Pooh Bah in "The Mika-
do," is dead at his home in this city
ftr sn nines of four
months. He was 48 years old.
THE ODD FELLOWS
Opening of the Session of the So -
erign Grand Lodge at Bal
GRAND SIRE JOHN 6. GOODWIN,
OF GEORGIA, IS PRESIDING.
The Annual Report Shows the Order
to Be In a FlonrlihlnK Condi
tion, With a Total Membership,
Including: the Sisters of Rrbeka
Degree, of 1 ,:t21,05U.
Baltimore, Md., Sept.. 21 The open
ing exercises of the annual convention
of the sovereign grand lodge of Odd
Fellows began here, Monday morning
at nine o'clock in Ford's opera house.
The sovereign grand lodge previously
assembled at Rennert's hotel and
marched to the opera house under com-
mand of Grand Marshal John B. Hock-
burn, escorted by the patriarchs mill-
At the opera house, Grand Master
Edward Rossman of the grand lodge of
John Walter Smith on the part of Ma-
ryland and Mayor Uobert jvi. aiCLAne
Grand Sire John B. Goodwin, or
Georgia, then made an address, alter
ban its secret deliberations.
The annual report of Grand hire ana
Commander-in-Chief John B. Goodwin,
which was read? shows the order to be
in a flourishing condition. A large
part of the report is taken up in a re
capitulation of the decisions of lodge
questions of grand lodges and grand
encampment; new by-laws; new lodges
. . i j.
and encampments cnaneieu, unuuui.
of the introduction of the order in tne
Philinnine islands: conditions of the
order in Cuba, Australasia and other
foreign countries. The condition of
the order at the close of 1902 is shown
by returns as follows: Subordinate
lodge membership, December 31, 1902,
1,069,906; encampment membership,
154.950: Rebekah lodge membership
(brothers. 151,195; sisters, 258,850) and
olocU COY Tint r"i VPfl 1.914. mak-
nuaiiomom, o ' ' '
. t t x Rebekah membership 411,95a;
Dartiarchs militant membership, 17.
, T, t t , membership of the or-
, hirh includes the subordinate
, . .w-hin and the sisters only
tne Rebekan lodge membership is 1,
329,956. The encampment memoer-
hin and the brothers of the KebeKan
lodges are not included in the above
total as they are subordinate loage
Revenues or receipts in 1902 Subor
dinate lodges, $iu,:ju,uuv; euwuip
ments tU,522AG; Rebekah lodges.
f 62G 7 13.98. Total revenue, $ll,5W,
305.29, an increase of $771,343.06 over
the preceding year. Relief expended in
1902 Relief by lodges,
relief by encampments, $265,617.32; re
lief by rebekah lodges, ?b7,bu.i4; xo-
ul relief, $3,893,220.03.
Totai renei as
Buown by records since 1&30 to iyu, in-
The reports of the grand secretary,
adjutant-general and grand treasurer
cations grand lodge journals, homes
and asylums owned by the order and
the annuai reports of the grand lodges
to the sovereign grand lodge, receipts
and expenses. The cash balance In
banks to the credit of the sovereign
grand lodge on July 31, was ao,-
A MICHIGAN VETERAN GONE.
Brevet BrlK.-lien. v. .
-a - .1 1 .1 m
-Well-Known MIchlKnn Newspa
per man and Veteran.
Jackson. Mich., Sept 21. Col. C. V.
Deland, one of the oldest and best
known newspaper men in the state,
died at his residence here early Mon
day morning after a long illness. Col.
Deland served through the civil war.
and was brevet brigadier-general of
United States volunteers, in lobo, ior
bravery and meritorious services.
Col. Deland commanded a company
rn the Ninth Michigan iniantry in me
earlier nart of the war, and, latter.
was commissioned colonel of the First
Michigan Sharpshooters, and served
tViot roHmPIlt Until he WaS
f nun t,ui. o
Uvnunded in the Wilderness campdigu,
In 1864. His regiment enjoyed the dls-
Hnrtinn of beine first to enter tne cuy
Pptprsbun?. Va.. on the heels or
T , rtrpatine army, and the regl-
mpnt. colora were the first national
I . .. 11..
colors displayed in tnat cuy since mo
beginning 0f the war.
kR THOMAS IS IMPROVING.
Barrlnic I nlookea-r or om pi - -
tlons, Sir Thomas Upton May Soon
Be Able to Leave for Home.
Chicago, Sept. 21. Sir Thomas Lip-
ton was reportea, aionaay io uvo
passed the most comfortable night
since his lliness. ne uaa u6'
I i , r A 41 tr Vi o Tila i-Vi
Bteaaiiy ana snusiatiuiiy i""-
1 . . . v..11.l.s
sicians consiuer immw
necessary, uarring uniwu-iui im
plications, the baronet will probably be
strong enough to leave for London by
the end of the week.
Fire at McDonoogh, Ga.
MrDonoueh. Ga.. Sept 21. Fire,
. . i 3
which started in the building of the
d. J. Green company, Sunday morning,
destroyed that entire building and an
I nrHtinnal block, causing a loss Of
' $100,000; insurance, $10,000.