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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 52.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: S1.00 Per Year
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; Tennessee Crop Report.
The crop report for Tennessee, is
sued by the weather bureau last
vreek, reads as follows:
. The drouth continued unbroken
during the week, except in a few
Scattered localities, where light
rains fell on the 15th and 16th. All
growing and maturing crops are
suffering greatly for lack of moist
ure, and the ground is too dry to
plow and prepare for wheat and
oats. The outlook for the late corn
crop is not at all encouraging; the
yield is certain to fall short of what
was promised a few weeks ago. Cot
ion is opening in some fields rap
idly and prematurely and the
Urouth is having serious effect
Against full growth and develop
ment ; rust and shedding are also re
ported to a considerable extent.
Such crops as late Irish potatoes,
peas, millet, peanuts and turnips
arc needing rain very badly; Irish
potatoes and " turnips show bad
stands and the growth is almost
stopped. The weather turned cool
on the 17th and light frosts were
reported in some places on the 18th
and lDth. In a few cases some
damage was reported from frost,
but the loss will probably prove to
he very light. Early tobacco was
mostly housed and safe from frost,
if it had come. The tobacco crop is
a good one, and it is bein success
fully cured. Apples are still falling
oil and the crop will be hardly an
average one. Stock water is be
coming scarce in many pastures,
and gras is nearly all dried up.
Chester. Cool and dry, damaging
Fayette. Fine rain on 16th, followed
by very cool weather; no improve
ment in crop conditions; cotton open
Gibson. Late corn injured by
drouth; cotton opening and pickiag
has begun, but crop below average:
turnips and potatoes making slow
growth; water scarce.
Hardeman. Cotton cut very shott
by drouth; corn crop above the aver
age; rain on 16th broke drouth; no
Haywood. Cotton shedding and
rusting; late potatoes poor stand; cot
ton half crop.
Henderson. Light rain on the 16th;
still too dry for plowing; fodfter and
hay about all saved, in fine condition;
early corn good, late very poor; cot
ton very short; frost on 17th aid 18th.
Henry. Tobacco mostly saved; corn
and potatoes damaged by drouth; sor
ghum making in progress.
McNairy. Drouth broken on 16th
by heavy rain; cotton picking com
menced in the upland fields; sweet po
tatoes improved by rain.
Obion. Wheat seeding la progress;
large hay crop secured; light frost on
18th and 19th; cotton opening very
fast and some has been picked.
Tipton. Crop conditions continue
to deteriorate; no turnips, late pota
toes or garden crops.
Bedford. Frost on 18th aid 19th,
shows very much on young corn and
other vegetation; rains 15th and 16th
Cannon. Light showers on 16th;
light frost on 18th, doing no damage;
corn fairly good and fodder about ill
Cheatham. Tobacco mostly housed ;
con out of danger of frost; water
Coffee. Corn promises large yield;
sweet potatoes poor; peas and tur
inps greatly benefited by showers.
Davidson. Pastures dried up and
late corn ruined by drouth; late pota
toes, tomatoes and turnips badly dam
Dickson. Tobacco nearly all cut;
sweet and Irish potatoes looking fine;
Fentress. Frost on 18th aid 19th
damaged late corn and peas; fodder
pulling in progress.
Giles. Drouth broken on 15th by
good rain, reviving pastures, but too
late for other crops and not sufficient
Houston. Frost 19th; drouth con
tinues. Humphreys. Week dry and cold,
with frost in some localities; late corn,
potatoes, sorghum and turnips dried
up; water scarce.
Lawrence. Late corn and peas cut
short by drouth; rainfall half inch;
frost 18th and 19th did no damage.
Macoi. Dry and cool; crops poor.
Marshall. Hay nearly all saved, in
good condition; late corn and other
crops almost a failure.
Maury. Irish potatoes poor stand
and need rain badly; too dry for plow
ing; local rains 15th and 16th.
Montgomery. Late corn and tobac
co suttering from contiaued drouth;
plowing retarded; light frost 18th, no
Perry. Peanuts damaged very much,
by drouth; latter part of week cool
and frost occurred on 18th.
Robertson, Weather dry and rain
needed for plowing; light frost 17th
and ISth, no damage.
Rutherford. Rain of 15th improved
clover, but too late for late corn and
sweet potatoes; frost 18th and 19th.
Students' Aid Fund.
Announcement was made last
week that the first bequest in the
history of the University of Ten
nessee had been made that institu
tion. Miss Maude Powell, who re
cently died, left a request that $5,
000 be given from her estate to es
tablish the Maude Powell students'
' aid fund. The request was not in
corporated in her will, but her sur
viving relatives decided to carry out
her wishes, and donate the money.
Lauderdale County Patriots of 1844,
John A. Miller, of Williamson
county, has in his possession, and
had same on exhibition in Nashville
a few days recently, a valuable sou
venir in the shape of a badge of the
presidential campaign of 1844, when
Henry Clay was heading the Whig
ticket. It is made of white satin
with pink silk background. The
badge contains a steel engraved, ful
length picture of Henry Clay, stand
ing with right hand uplifted and
holding a scroll m the left hand.
This is surmounted by crossed flags
held in the claws of an eagle. Un
der the picture there appears an ag
This brings to mind the fact tha
there are but few survivors of that
notable campaign, who participated
in the election of 1844 now living
in the State, when Clay and Free
linghuvsen carried the Whig banner
and Polk and Dallas headed the na
tional Democratic ticket, winning
the victory by a large majority
Lauderdale county claims the dis
tinction of having five persons liv
ing, all Whigs at that time and vot
ing for Clay and Freelinghuysen,
but since the death of that party in
18oo, the .Northern Whigs drifted
into the Know-Nothing party and
the southern n higs becoming Dem
ocrats, all five have affiliated with
In this connection some of the
early history of Ripley is revealed
Among the five in question is Dr.
J. X. Wardlaw, who was 83 years of
age March 2, of this year, and who
has been a resident of Ripley since
1836. His father, Joseph Wardlaw,
was the first settler in Ripley and
erected the first house, a two-room
log residence opposite the beautiful
Methodist church edifice on the
place now occupied by Capt. Jack
Carson. He is a member of one of
Tennessee's most prominent families
and has held many offices of public
trust. Another hero of that period
i P. II. Pugh, a man much esteemed
and respected, who is nearing his
Soth anniversary, which will be De
cember 2next. He has been a resi
dent of Ripley since 1843. Rev.
George Johnston, a retired Metho
dist minister, who for. nearly half a
century was a conspicuous figure in
the Methodist church; he too has
reached the ripe age of 83 years, yet
he is rather hale for a man of his
age. Capt. William Boydston is an
other notable character of Lauder
dale county and perhaps is the oldest
resident in the count)', being 87
He resides near Ripley on his farm
James McGuire also had the honor
to vote at that time and is now 86
years of age. Possibly no county in
lcnnessee can furnish more surviv
ors of this campaign in proportion
Stubborn Tunnel Fire.
From an authoritative source it is
learned that the Xorfolk & Western
railroad is contemplating laying a
track around the mountain through
which the Craigen tunnel extends
and which is now burning. ' Two
veins of coal which were struck
when the tunnel was being made
have caught fire, and every effort to
extinguish the flames has so far been
in vain. Over 900 men are now em
ployed at the tunnel, which is about
1,000 feet long. Both of its ends
have been stopped up securely. Wa
ter is being pumped into the cavity.
To lay the track around the moun
tain, it is said, will involve an ex
penditure of half a million dollars.
Met in a Meat Shop.
After a separation of twenty-three
years, during which time each
thought the other dead, Henry Britt
and his sister, Mary Britt, natives
of Sullivan countjr, met in a Bristol
meat shop last week and recognized
each other. Tears flowed down their
faces as they embraced. Henry
Britt is employed in the meat shop
where he met his long-lost sister,
who went from Bristol to Middle
Tennessee in 18S0. Strange to say,
both have resided in Bristol for the
past eight years, although they never
met until last week.
Bed Spring Factory.
A bed spring factory has been
started at Brownsville by J. H. Bo
leyn, formerly of Jackson. It will
manufacture bed springs both for
local and foreign trade. There are
several new industries coming to
Brownsville at this time.
Struck With a Hammer.
G. R. Burkhead, who is employed
at the shop of W. T. Nagle at Rip
ley, was seriously, though not fatal
ly hurt, last week, while engaged in
placing a tire on a wagon wheel.
The four-pound hammer in the
hands of a young man who was as-,
sisting him in the work, slipped
from his hand and struck Burkhead
on the head, just over the left eye,
possibly fracturing his skull and
rendering him unconscious for sev
eral' minutes. ' . -
Judge Harris Buys "Idlewlld,"
H. D. Moore, of Corinth, Miss
who made a fortune of several mil
lion dollars in the diamond fields of
South Africa a number - of years
ago, has sold his hunting and fish
ing preserve, "Idlewild," on Reelf oo
Lake, to Judge Harris, of Tipton
ville, who now practically owns al
the land surrounding Reelfoot Lake,
Mr. Moore's hunting lodge or club
house was fitted up at a cost of many
thousand dollars, but it was seldom
that he visited it, coming up occa
sionally with a party of friends and
spending several days. It is under
stood that Mr. Harris paid aboui
$10,000 for the property.
Ran Into a Pitchfork.
Jim Thomas, the 15-year-old son
of Luke Thomas, who lives three
miles north of Huntingdon, was the
victim of a serious accident last
week. The boy was sliding down a
load of hay and ran into a pitch
fork, the prongs of which penetrated
clean through his elbow. Lockjaw
Three Negroes Injured.
By the cave-in of an embankment,
caused by the passage of a locomo
tive on the Tennessee Central near
Ashland City last week W. A.
Brown, of Greenville, S. C. ; Ike
Hyde, of Murfrecsboro, and Walter
Smith, of Birmingham, all negroes,
were injured. It is said Hyde and
Smith will die.
Laying Off Rural Routes.
Col. W. M. Cookson, from the
State of Maine, arrived in Browns
ville last week and is laying off an
extensive route sj'stem in Haywood
county. There will probably be ten
routes. The system has long been
desired by all the residents of the
county, and will be in working or
der in the course of a month.
Robbed His Bedfellow.
Marshal Robertson of Fulton ar
rested Will Sauls, alias Williams,
last week. Sauls robbed his bedfel
low, Frank Johnson, of $10 while
he was asleep on the Tennessee side
of Fulton. Sauls escaped to Ken
tucky and was soon located by Rob
ertson. He was searched and the
$10 bill found in the inside band of
his hat. He denied it at first, but
Texas fever has been discover.
among the cattle on two farms a few
miles southeast of 2ashville and the
State live stock inspector has quar
antined the places. About thirty-
five head of cattle are on these
farms. Other cattle farms in the
neighborhood may be quarantined
State Live Stock Inspector Kittrell
has also received report of two cases
of glanders at Jackson.
Tobacco Crop Cut Short.
The long continued drouth in
Montgomery county has been very
damaging to crops. It is estimated
that the tobacco crop will fall 25
per cent, short of the expected yield.
Corn is also suffering considerably.
Pastures are drying up.
Jumped to Escape Flames.
Fire at Bristol last week destro3red
the grocery store of J. H. Leonard
on West State street, causing a loss
of $3,000, with $700 insurance.
Leonard, who was asleep upstairs,
narrowly escaped being burned to
death. His escape was cut off at
the stairway and he was forced to
jump from the window.
Ill Health Caused Suicide.
A. M. Locke, whose home was
brmerlv at Cincinnati, hut who had
been superintendent of the gray iron
urnace at Rockdale, until recently,
shot himself through the heart in a
room in the Southern Hotel at Mt.
Pleasant last week. Ill health is
supposed to have caused the suicide.
Creditors of the Southern Car and
Foundry Company met last week in
Chatttanooga, and began an exami
nation of the bankrupt before Ref
eree Grayson. Claims were filed
amounting to $1,900,000. Three
trustees were elected as follows:
Thomas G. Bush, Birmingham;
Thomas A. Gillespie, Orange, N. J.,
and Orion L. Hurlbut, Chattanoo
Lost His Home.
Allen Bryant, who lives three
miles north of Atwood, lost his
house and most of its contents by
fire last week. It caught from a
defective flue. Loss about $1,000,
with $400 insurance.
Pinned Down by Logs.
Leonard Sherwood happened to a
painful accident near his home, east
of Bolivar last week. While loading
a wagon with logs a heavy one rolled
on him, pinning him to the earth,
with both limbs under the log.
With great difficulty he drew him
self out and crawled some distance
o his horse, which he mounted and
rode to a neighbor's house, who took
aim home. Medical aid was pro
cured. His injuries, though pain-
ul, are not necessarily daagerous.
YELLOW FEVER IN TEXAS
SITUATION GROWS MORE UNFA
VORABLE AT LAREDO.
EMINENT DOCTORS CANNOT AGREE
Experts Differ on Theories of How the
Disease Spreads, Some Blaming
the Mosquito, Others Claim
Ing It Is Dlie to General
Laredo, Tex., Sept. 28. There have
been no deaths from yellow fever in
this city, but flvn new cases have
been pronounced by the experts who
are in charge of the situation.
A light rain fell about tnree hours
this morning, increasing the unfavor-
ableness of the situation.
Orders have been issued to the rail
road company here prohibiting the
sale of tickets to any point North
This action was taken because the
authorities intend to establish a de
tention camp at Sanchez station, five
miles from here, where all passen
gers who wish to depart for points in
the North will be compelled to spend
ten days under surveillance. The de
tention, however, does not apply to
through passengers from points be
yond the yellow fever district in Mex
ico, the only thing exacted from such
passengers being a certificate from a
United States consul in Mexico show
ing they have not been in an infected
region within ten days.
Doctors Guiterras and Tabor have
perfected the organization of their
forces to carry on the work of plac
ing the city in a sanitary condition
by sending out gangs in charge of
competent physicians, whose duty it Is
to supervise the disinfection of all
houses within the neighborhood where
yellow fever patients have died and
where cases now exist.
Difference of Opinion.
Federal and State officers are work
ing in harmony, but there is a differ
ence of opinion as to whether or not
the disease is contagious. Drr. Guit
erras, in an interview, urged the ne
cessity of fighting the mosquito as the
only means of stamping out the dis
ease. He said this theory of stamp
ing out the disease was accepted by
the International medical congress
held at Havana in 1901, and, although
there are many men who do not ac
cept this theory, he is thoroughly con
vinced of its correctness. He said if
the city had been thoroughly drained
before the prevalence of yellow fever
in Mexico there would have been no
spread of the disease here.
Dr. Tabor said he believed the fever
could be transmitted by infection, and
that while the mosquito undoubtedly
communicated the disease, he thought
it could be acquired by infection as
well. As there are many things not
absolutely settled to the mind of
all men of science, he said it would be
well for the inhabitants of the city to
take every precaution both against in
fection from contact with the disease
and by being bitten by the mosquito.
Every case of the fever has been is
olated and the doors and the windows
of the houses covered with mosquito
netting to prevent a further spread
of the disease from the patients under
At Neuvo Laredo.
Little information of a reliable na
ture can be learned from Neuvo La
redo, but it is reported tonight that
several cases developed there today.
It is also reported that several of the
patients are not protected from the
mosquitoes, some of the medical gen
tlemen there not believing in the
transmission of the disease by this
A number of people left town today
for Saltillo and other high points in
Mexico, the only outlet now left open.
It is hoped and believed by the phy
sicians that the disease will be
stamped out before it spreads much
Reports from Linares say the yellow
fever situation- is little improved.
Twenty-two deaths have occurred dur
ing the last three days. The agents
of the superior board of health are do
ing all they can to control the disease.
Patients are isolated as much as pos
sible as soon as they are found, and
a large force of men is being kept
busy working to improve the sanitary
condition of the city.
In the towns north of Linares the
disease has not appeared. The Mon
terey authorities claim the city is free
from fever. They say the only case
which has appeared was that of Dr.
Alderman, who died yesterday.. They
say if the fever should make its ap
pearance they are prepared to speed
ily stamp it out.
Little Hopes of Peace.
Berlin, Sept. 28. Speaking to your
correspondent this morning, a mem
ber of the foreign office, whose views
are entitled to especial weight on ac
count of Turko-German official inti
macy, said: "There is little confi
dence here that the negotiations be
tween Turkey and Bulgaria will re
sult in a peaceful solution. The de
mands of the insurgents for a notable
Christian governor-genral are far in
excess of the reform ideas of the pow
ers. "Even should the sultan grant the
extreme concessions asked, the Mac
edonians supported by the advocates
of Pan-Slavism, would embrace the
first opportunity or revolting under
the new banner."
MRS. JEFFERSON DAVIS.
Passed Comfortable Night and the
Chances Favor Her Recovery.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 28. Mrs. Jef
ferson Davis passed a comfortable
night, and her condition today is much
improved. J. A. Hayes, her son-in-law,
and his son, have arrived at Cas
tle Inn. Her relatives and friends
are now hopeful 6f her recovery.
Dr. Charles D. Stockton made the
following announcement regarding
the condition of Mrs. Davis at 11
"Mrs. Davis' condition tonight is un
GAME MAN GONE.
Wild Jack Sullivan Meets With a Vio
ML Olive, Miss., Sept. 28. "Wild
Jack" Sullivan, one of the most noto
rious members of the Sullivan family
of Sullivan's Hollow, a celebrated 1b
cality in Smith county near here, met
his end last night a few miles from
this place. It is claimed by people
around him that he accidentally
dropped his pistol from his bosom and
it exploded, killing him. A boy was
the first to reach him and he called on
him to pray for him, but, the boy hesi
tating, he was obliged to offer his
long-deferred suplplcation himself,
which he did. The theory of acci
dental killing, however, Is not gen
erally accepted. It is believed by
many that he was killed from ambush
to settle scores of long standing.
It was he who killed his uncle, Wil
son Sullivan, in a passion last win
ter, and cut to pieces another person
for some trifling offense. His life has
been one of profligacy, gambling,
drinking and general crime until he
had come to be dreaded by everybody,
kindred and all. He has been dodg
ing law and vengeance for the last
year, spending most of his time in the
woods in hiding. Like all persons
who live violent lives, he died a vio
lent death, leaving a helpless wife and
The Sullivans of this neighborhood
are not all desperadoes, but many of
them are, on the contrary, quiet and
lawabiding and thrifty people. Jack
was the black sheep of the lot.
His custom used to be to visit the
neighboring towns and paint them a
very deep crimson with his handy
Smith & Wesson, rarely leaving with
out a fight or a shooting scrape. This,
however, has abated since the killing
of hia uncle. He has been busy keep
ing out of the way, only going into
company once in a while to play a
game or have a drinking bout. A
small negro boy was also killed here
today accidentally by the careless
handling of the ever-present gun.
Unbonded Federal Clerk Carries
Three Million Dollars.
Washington, Sept. 28. Marion E.
Beall, an unbonded clerk in the bu
reau of insular affairs, who receives a
salary of $1,800 a year, carried $3,000,
000 of government cash in a suit case
from Washington to New York, the
other day. Naturally the officials did
not tell about Beall's journey before
he made it. Beall, whose home is at
Fort Wayne, Ind., traveled with the
$3,000,000 alone and unguarded.
Under the direction of the insular
department, the mints in this country
and the bureau of printing and en
graving here have been making mon
ey this summer for use in the Philip
pines. To Mr. Beall was assigned the
duty of overseeing the shipment of
the money to the island possessions.
The bureau of printing and engrav
ing turned out $3,000,000 in crisp
$1,000 bills. The insular department
wanted to get the money to New
York. Beall went around to see the
express companies about transporting
"Eight hundred dollars," said each
of the companies.
"That's too much," said Col. Ed
wards, chief of the insular bureau,
when Beall reported how much the
express companies wanted. "It is not
"What's the matter with you put
ting the money in a suit case and tak
ing it up yourself? asked Col. Ed
"Why, sure, I can take it, if you are
willing to trust me with it," said Beall.
The arrangement was made. When
the treasury department opened in
the morning Beall was on hand with
his suit case and an order for the
three thousand $1,000 bills. He re
ceipted for the money, and, with the
suit case in one hand and an umbrel
la in the other, left for New York on
the 10 o'clock train. The train did
not reach New York until after bank
ing hours, but a telegram was sent
from the bureau of insular affairs ask
ing the bank to keep open and be on
the lookout for the messenger.
A little after 5 o'clock Beall passed
the treasure suit case over the coun
ter and a receipt for $3,000,000 was
passed out to Beall.
'It cost Beall $20 to make the trip
and the net saving to the government
Kansas City Packers' Employes Will
Not Accept Terms Offered.
Kansas City, Sept. 28. The prop
osition of the packers to give an in
crease in wages provided employes
were willing to perform a larger
amount of work was considered by
the 800 cattle butchers of Kansas City
tonight, and with little or no discus
sion it was unanimously decided to
reject the proposition.
Should a general strike be- ordered
as the result of similar conferences
held at various cities throughout the
country tonight, 6,200 other packing
Elijah Bolin, Kentucky Feudist, Goes
the Morphine Route.,
Jackson. Kv.. SeDt. 28. Elijah Bo-
len committed suicide in the prisoD
here today by taking morphine. He
was held over this morning by Judge
James Hargis to the grand jury with
out bail for the murder of Boyd Grif
fith last week. His brother was in
dicted at Cynthiana for perjury for
his testimony for the defense in the
Jett-White murder case. It Is not
known who furnished the morphine.
DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES.
Lifeless Body of an Important Witness
Found in Flint Creek.
New Decatur, Ala., Sept. 28. News
has reached here of the finding of the
dead body of John Hubbard of Neel,.
Ala., in Flint creek, some distance
from his home.
Hubbard was an important witness
in a noted lawsuit of Pfaff vs. McNutt.
Hubbard has been missing from
home for some time, and a search and
inquiries were made for him. but no
trace of him could be found until a
passerby happened to find his lifeless
body in the waters of Flint creek
Fast Mail on Southern Jumped
From Trestle 75 Feet High.
FIRE ADDS HORROR TO SCENE
Locomotive and Cam Krdut'el to a
31am of Twisted Iron and Splin
ters All Eiprna nnd Mrill
Charlotte, S. C, Sept 28. While
running at a high rate of speed, a
south-bound fast mail train on the
Southern railway jumped from a tres
tie 75 feet high, north of Danville, Va.,
Sunday afternoon, and was almost de
molished. Of the crew of 16 men, in
cluding mall clerks, nine were killed
and seven injured. They are:
Engineer J. A. Brodie, of Placervllle,
Fireman Clarence White.
Conductor Tom Blair and Mail Clerks
J. L. Thompson, W. T. Chambers, D.
T. Flory, P. N. Ardanwright, a uagman
and a brakeman, whose names are not
Mail Clerks Louis W. Spiers, Frank
E. Brooks, Percival Indenmauer.
Charles E. Reames. J. J. Dunlap, M. C.
Maupin and J. H. Thompson.
All of the injured men are serious
ly hurt and have been taken to the
hospital in Danville. The recovery of
Mail Clerk Spiers is not expected, and
other clerks are thought to be fatally
The trestle where the accident oc
curred is 500 feet long, and is on a
sharp curve. Engineer Brodie was a
new man on that division of the South
ern and thus came to the curve at high
The locomotive had gone only about
fifty feet on the trestle when it sprang
from the track, carrying with it four
mail cars and an express car. The
trestle, a wooden structure, also gave
way for a space of 50 feet.
At the foot of the trestle is a shallow
stream with a rocky bottom. Striking
this the locomotive and the cars were
reduced to a mass of twisted iron and
steel and pieces of splintered wood. As
the cars went down they scraped the
sides of the Riverside cotton mill. All
the dead men were mutilated. The
Ekin and hair on the engineer and
fireman were torn off by the boiler.
Several thousand people were soon
at the scene of the wreck. No one on
any of the cars had made an effort to
jump, and the bodies of all those killed
were found in the wreckage of the dif
ferent cars to which they belonged.
Women who drove to the wreck from
Danville fainted at the sight of the
crushed bodies. All the express mat
ter in the express car was destroyed
except six crates full of canary birds.
None of the birds were hurt, though
the crates were in the thickest of the
All unofficial opinions say the cause
of the wreck was the high speed of the
train on the curve.
Tne mail bags on all the mail cars
were torn open, and letters and pack
ages were scattered about, but it is
believed none were lost. Fire which
appeared in the wreckage shortly after
it occurred was extinguished by the
Danville fire department. On account
of the wreck all traffic on the central
and northern divisions of the Southern
will be delayed.
CHOICE OKLAHOMA PRODUCTS
Tlie "Oklahoma Exhibition Car"
Filled "With Fine Specimen of.
w Country, at St. Louis.
St. Louis, SepL 28. Choice products
of Oklahoma are on exhibition in the
"Oklahoma Exhibition Car," which Is
resting on a siding at Forsythe Junc
tion. The specimens are to show what
the newly-opened country can do in
agriculture and horticulture. The car
will remain here to-day, and will be
open to the public.
Horace J. Newberry, of the Okla
homa board of agriculture, is in charge
of the exhibit. He has traveled through
the middle west with the car, coming
to St Louis from southern Illinois.
Anions: the specimens are stalks of
corn 16 feet tall, a watermelon weigh-
ins: 87 Dounds. native grass eight feet
high, sheaves of oats four feet high
and fine samples of wheat.
EPIDEMIC AT TOPEKA, KAS.
Prevalence of Typhoid Said to Be
Dae to Impure Water of
Topeka, Kas., Sept. 28. Dr. Lowry,
secretary of the state board of health,
who, Saturday, completed an investiga
tion into the causes of the typhoid
fever epidemic In Topeka, declares that
the drinking of unboiled water is the
cause of nine-tenths of the cases.
Since the flood of last May the water
supply from the Kansas river has been
Impure, and to this is due the preva
lence of the disease.
To Prevent EmlgraHo)!.
Lisbon, Portugal, Sept 26. The Por
tuguese government has decided to es
tablish a special force at the Azores
islands to prevent the secret emigra
tion, which has been proceeding for
a considerable time, especially to the
Killed by Tramps.
Muskogee, I. T., Sept 27. J. B. Mc
Millan, a conductor on the Kay road,
was killed at Caddo, I. T., by a gang
of tramps, whom he was attempting to
put off the train. His home was In
THE CHICAGO CENTENNIAL
Celebration of the Anniversary Be
gins and Will Last Six Days.
Tons of Red Fire Burned to Give am
Imitation of the Great Chicaso j
Fire In 1S71. j
Chicago, Sept 28. The centennial cele
bration of the founding of the city was
formally opened, Saturday night, when
a Ion or two of red fire powder wai
burned on the street corners, in the at
tempt to give a realistic imitation of
the great Chicago fire In 1871.
The conflagration was not exactly
the success hoped for because of a
heavy storm which prevailed through
out the time set for the burning of the
red fire. The rain fell In torrents, the
wind blew half a gale and nearly ev
erybody save the man whose business
it was to feed the red fire, sought shel
ter indoors. Between the high wind
which blew half his powder away, and
the rain thatsoaked the balance of it in
30 seconds, the red fire man had diffi
culties of his own. Notwithstanding
all this, however, a vast amount of
crimson blaze was produced and the
result was fairly satisfactory.
A large number of Indians, descend
ants of tribes that formerly lived on
the present site of the city, are en
camped in Lincoln park, and will re
main throughout the celebration, which
is to last," with intervals of more or
less intensity, until Thursday night.
There are to be aquatic sports in Lin
coln park, a parade, receptions to old
settlers and banquets. The streets pre
sent a gala-day appearance, public
buildings and business houses being
elaborately decorated with flags and
bunting, and many bearing pictorial re
productions of old Fort Dearborn and
other historical buildings. Many
thousand guests have already arrived,
among them 30 members of the Cleve
land (O.) city council.
TO KIDNAP GOVERNOR'S CHILD
lnldentlfied Man Seizes Little Girl
at Play in Front of Executive
Manalon at Lincoln, X-b.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept 28. An attempt
was made last night to kidnap the
eight-year-old daughter of Gov. Mic
While four of the governor's children
were playing in front of the mansion
an unidentified man came along and
tried to carry the oldest girl away.
The other children clung' to his
clothes and screamed. The man was
so badly frightened when he saw
neighbors coming that he dropped the
child and ran.
fiov. Mickev savs that the warden
of the penitentiary, Mr. Beemer, re-.
norted to him twice that a kidnaping
attempt had been prophesied by con
One convict said some time ago that
such a Dlan had been formed as a way
of petting revenge upon the governor
for his refusal to lntertere wnen vviii
iam Rhea was hanged last summer for
A convict who had been in the plot
says a convict soon to be released had
been assigned to kidnap one of the
children to "teach the governor a les
WAITING ROOSEVELT'S ACTION
Xo Move to be Made lntil Prwildeat
Indicates All Negotiation Are
at an End.
Washineton. Sept 28. A special
agent for the Panama Canal Co., who
has been in Washington for ten days,
in order to be on hand if news of the
ratification of the canal treaty was re
ceived from Bogota, returned to New
York Saturday night. It is believed
the canal company will not take any
action toward beginning work on the
canal until after President Roosevelt
has indicated to the company that all
negotiations are at an end.
No fears are expressed by the canal
company agents that the Nicaraguan
route will ever be used as a canal com
petition with the Panama" route. It is
true that if the United States should
build the canal on the more northern
route, all American boats would use it,
but it is not believed it would be
chosen by commerce.
PREPARING FOR CONGRESS.
Instructions Have Been Issued to
Have the Capitol Building: Heady
For tbe Special Session.' -
Washington, Sept 28. Superintend
ent Elliott WToods has been Instructed
to have the capitol building ready for
a session of congress November 9.
The improvements will be ready. The
house will have a new green and gold
carpet There are now 400 desks for
members In the hall of the house. The
new membership is 385, and 15 extra
desks are supplied to preserve the sym
metry in the arrangement of seats in
The senate chamber will have the
same green and gold floor covering as
last year. The house side outshines
the senate in improvement.
National Guard May Parade.
Springfield, 111., Sept 28. Adjt-Gen.
Scott issued an order, Saturday, grant
ing permission to the Beventh infan
try, I. N. G., to parade, fully armed and
equipped, for the purpose of participat
ing in the exercises of the Chicago cen
tennial celebration September 29.
Off For Fort Sam Houston.
San Francisco, Sept 27. The first
! squadron of the First cavalry, which
; arrived from Manila by the last trans
j port, left the Presidio, Saturday, en
route to their new station at Fort Sam
I Houston. Tex.