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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 2.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
Drouth Partly Broken.
The severe drouth was partly
broken last week in some sections,
mostly in the northern and western
counties, by showers from the 4th
to. he 6th generally light, and in
4nost places insufficient for anything
like permanent benefit. In other
sections the drouth conditions con
tinue to prevail with damaging effect
on all late and unmatured crops.
-The early portion of the corn crop,
liaving reached its maturity before
the drouth began to be felt, is fine,
and has dried well, and is now being
gathered; much of the late portion
lias been greatly shortened by the
drouth and will fall far short of ex
pectations of a month ago. Cotton
is opening rapidly and the weather
has been very favorable for picking,
fwhich is well advanced for the sea
son; the drouth shortened the crop
materially. The fine crop of tobac
co has been housed and is being
ured in good condition; the later
portion of the crop felt the shorten
ing effects of the dry weather to
some extent. Late potatoes, pea
nuts, turnips and pastures have been
ji,Teatly injured hy the drouth. Sor
ghum making is in full progress and
ihe crop is reported very good. The
weather has been very favorable for
saving fodder and late ha)', and large
quantities of excellent forage have
been secured. Peas produced well
and are being gathered. Plowing
lor the fall seedings has been almost
entirely suspended, owing to the dry
and hard condition of the soil, and
very little grain has been sown since
the early days of the drouth, and
much of that has failed to germinate.
Pastures have failed so much that
feeding stock has become a neces
sity, and stock water is getting very
scarce in many places. In some sec
tions the fall crop of apples is fairly
good; in other sections the fruit is
still dropping. At the close of this
report indications point to sufficient
rain to relieve the effects of the
Virouth, which has been one of the
worst for several years.
Who Did Peake Kill?
The Supreme Court of Tennessee,
pitting in session in Knoxville, last
week, affirmed a sentence of twenty
years passed on Clarence Peake, an
18-year-old boy, for the murder of
Silas Hulin, a man who it is claimed
is alive and well. One year ago
when this case came before the court,
'Hulin, the supposed dead man, was
produced in court, together with affi
davits that he Avas the man supposed
to have been killed by Peake in a
drunken brawl at Clinton. Today
the court decided that it could only
hear the case on its merits, the affi
davits having disappeared, and the
sentence was affirmed. Peake ex
pects a pardon from Gov. Frazier.
He xindoubtedly killed some man in
his fight, but who the fellow was will
perhaps never be established.
Farmer Killed His Neighbor.
A fatal tragedy occurred last week
near Uptonville in the southwestern
part of Madison county, when Ar
thur Stark ey shot Will Holloway, a
neighbor, through the heart, killing
him instantly. The men fell out
about a year ago because of a collis
ion between Holloway's vehicle and
Starkey's horse while on their way
to church. The same thing occurred
about a week ago and the men were
at dagger's point with each other.
Sunday night while going from
church Starkey overtook Holloway.
Words ensued and both men dis
mounted and a fight ensued. Star
key had a 38 caliber pistol and shot
his opponent. He then mounted
and fled and has not been appre
hended. Both were prominent citi
zens. Holloway has a wife and three
children. Starkey is unmarried.
Black Leg Among Cattle.
Many of the cattle in and around
Trimble are being vaccinated as a
preventive for "black leg," which
is said to prevail in the vicinity of
Kenton, Gibson county. The vicin
ity of Trimble is the extreme north
part of the county and lies adjacent
to Gibson county. Black leg is a
Western disease and is said to be fa
tal in 70 per cent, of the cases. It
affects the cattle in the legs, making
them stiff and unable to walk, and
gives them high fever. After death
the whole of the flesh on the leg is
black, hence the name "black leg."
No cases have yet been reported in
Declare for Bate.
The first gun of the senatorial
campaign was fired at Dickson last
week, when the Dickfon county Dem
ocracy in mass convention indorsed
the course of Senator W. B. Bate
and declared for his re-election. The
fight came over the chairmanship of
the convention, when the Bate men
won easily. The old Confederate
soldiers took a big hand in the pro
soldiers of the county were present
in force, and took a big hand in the
Five Prisoners Escape.
Five white prisoners filed and
sawed their way out of the county
workhouse at Chattanooga last week.
They were long term men, and re
wards have been offered for their
Assets Not One Cent.
G. W. Farmer of Martin, Weak
ley county, filed a petition in bank
ruptcy last week. The petitioner
gave his liabilities at $609, and his
assets nothing. Most of the credit
ors named in the petition are mer
chants of Martin and Union City.
Farmer is a flagman on the Illinois
Stabbed By a Negro.
Henry Hampton, aged 18, son of
a prominent Davidson county farm
er, was stabbed by Cleve Brandon,
a negro, at a Tennessee Central rail
road camp near Clarksville last week,
and died in ten minutes. The men
had previously quarreled.
Killed By Falling Slate.
Lewis M. Perkins, one of the les
sees of the Jenkins coal mine at Jel
lico, was killed last week by slate
falling in the mine. Sam T. Hat
field, another lessee, barely escaped
To Enforce Liquor Law.
The leading citizens of Mason
held a meeting there last week and
resolved on enforcing the laws pro
hibiting the sale of liquor, which
law went into effect on October 1.
Blind tigers will not be allowed if
they should appear.
Scarcity of Labor.
Mine Inspector R. A. Shiflett re
ports a decided decrease in the pro
duction of ore over the State, owing
to car shortage. He says laborers,
too, are becoming scarce, owing to
the uncertainty of regular employ
ment. Mine operators, he says, are
complaining of the stringency of
the new mining laws, which became
effective July 1.
A peculiar act of mischief by un
known parties is mystifying and an
noying the citizens of a highly re
spectable neighborhood in Paris,
where for two nights the kouse of
B. Y. Wilson has been attacked with
rocks, and although a close watch
has been kept the miscreants have
not been caught.
Murderer in Jail.
Cleve Brennan, the negro who was
arrested last week, charged with the
cold-blooded murder of young
Hampton at a railroad camp near
Clarksville, was committed to 7ail
without bond to await the action of
the grand jury.
C. C. Bell & Son, tobacco factors
at Springfield, have received orders
from the Imperial Tobacco Com
pany of England for their complete
1902 output, estimated at 1,500,000
pounds. This means competition
with the Regie people and higher
prices for Robertson county tobacco.
Buchanan Will Run.
Former Gov. John P. Buchanan
announced last week that he would
be a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for congress to succeed
James D. Richardson. This makes
two candidates from Rutherford
Killed in Sawmill.
James Judkins, while at work at
Vick's saw mill, in Sumner county,
last week, became entangled in the
saw and had one leg and one arm
severed from his body, from which
he died in a few hours. He was 30
years of age and unmarried.
W. B. Lamb Withdraws.
As a result of a conference be
tween friends of W. B. Lamb and A.
B. Woodard, the former announces
that he will not be a candidate to
succeed Richardson, but Woodard
will be Lincoln county's candidate
in the race. There are four other
contestants besides Woodard.
King and Craig.
A charter was granted by the
State last week to the Volunteer
State Life Insurance Company with
$200,000 capital stock, and $50,000
surplus. The company's headquar
ters is at Chattanooga. This is the
company with which former State
Treasurer Craig and Comptroller
King are connected.
Tennessee River Convention.
The river and harbor committees
at Chattanooga are arranging for a
reception of the delegates to the
river convention which meets in that
city October 22. At this meeting
twelve of the members of the house
and senate will be present, includ
ing Chairman Burton, of the .house
committee on navigation, who has
just returned from Europe. The
deepening of the Tennessee river is
regarded as an assured fact.
Will Parallel ths Public Highways. I
The. County Court of Gibsoa
county last week passed a resolu
tion granting to the Southern Con
struction Company the right to par
allel many of the public roads in.
the county with electric railways,
providing that the railroad should
not be within less than ten feet from
the center of the road at any point.
The purpose of the Southern Con
struction Company is to build a
number of electric roads in the west
ern part of the county. It is under
stood that the main line will run
from Trenton to Eaton or Brazil,
with a branch to Gibson Wells, and
also one to Yorkville. The pro
posed line will run through a thick
ly settled and very rich agricultural
country, part of whioh is now re
mote from railroad or shipping ad
vantages. The proposed road will
carry both freight and passengers
and will do much to further develop
the western portion of the county.
Bank Stockholders Sued.
The depositors of the defunct
Stewart County Bank at Dover,
which was recently placed in the
hands of a receiver, have entered
suit against the stockholders, direct
ors and assignees of the bank, seek
ing to recover about $23,000 depos
its. The allegation is that the di
rectors were guilty of negligence and
the depositors seek to hold them and
the stockholders individually liable
for what they may have lost in the
While Squire W. S. Zillafro, a
prominent member of the Montgom
ery County Court, and a Mr. Bag
gett, were engaged in digging a well
at Loneoak, last week, the bank
caved in, Squire Zillafro being
caught beneath the dirt. The wind
lass that was used in hauling up the
dirt from the well, got loose and the
handle flew wild, striking Mr. Bag
gett on the chest. Both men were
painfully wounded in the accident
and serious results may follow.
Special Term of Court Called.
The case against George Allen,
the Johnson City police officer who
killed a man named Britt last week,
was called at Jonesboro but contin
ued. Judge St. John, who believes
in speedy trials, has called a special
session of his court for the first Mon
day in November to try the case.
Tennessee World's Fair Commission.
The Tennessee World's Fair Com
mission met last week and increased
the powers of the executive commit
tee and authorized Vice-Chairman
Lewis and Secretary Enloe, to nego
tiate with the exposition officials for
Pretty Good Corn.
J. E. Hemlett, of Madison coun
ty, raised this year two stalks of
corn with four well developed ears,
and two smaller ones, on each stalk,
and one acre of his land yielded fifty
The case against the Small lynch
ers will come up at the February
term of court at Lynchburg, neither
side being ready for trial at thi3
time. Booth Cunningham, Alex D.
Hosty, Tom, J oe and John Ladd and
Ben Duckworth, alleged members of
the mob, are under small bonds as
Escaped to Die.
The body of John Kirkpatrick,
aged 19, was found in Cumberland
river near Nashville last week. He
escaped from the Davidson county
workhouse a few days ago and is sup
posed to have been drowned in his
efforts to elude the officers.
Fatal Mill Accident.
Harry Leigh, a white lumberman,
aged 34 years, was killed at Chatta
nooga last week, by the breaking of
a drum while hauling logs from the
Tennessee river to the Loomis Hart
Co.'s sawmill. His skull was
Health Conditions. Good.
There has been an increase of ty
phoid fever of late throughout the
State, especially in Middle and West
Tennessee. The general health of
the State, however, is reported ex
It Was Loaded.
Hill Prewitt of Cuba Landing, in
Humphreys county, was accidental
ly shot and killed last week by J ames
Hardin a neighbor. They were
fooling with a revolver, when it ex
ploded. Fatal Boiler Explosion, -
Two men were killed, and the en
tire crew injured by the explosion
of a boiler at the 6tave mill of the
Standard Oil Company at Crossville,
last week. Something got wrong
with the boiler and Fireman Polk
was seeking to ascertain the cause
when the boiler burst and he was m
stantly killed. Walter Gilbert, of
Rising Fawn, Ga., the sawyer, was
also kiUed, and Foreman Gooch, of
Waynesboro, Ky., died as a result of
a fracture of the skull.
GUESTS OF HONOR
AT WHITE HOUSE
Honourable . Artillery Company of
London Received by President.
A MOST CORDIAL RECEPTION
British linnnrm Present a Brilliant
Spectacle Guests Lnnrh With
President Roosevelt and
Washington, Oct 12. President and
Mrs. Roosevelt Saturday afternoon
gave an elaborate reception to the Hon
ourable Artillery Company of London;
the Ancient and Honorable Artillery
Company of Boston, and the Minute
men, of this city. Invited to meet
the guests of honor were the most
prominent officers of the government,
and leading members of Washington
Lord Denbigh formed his men in pa
rade facing the White House. It was
a brilliant spectacle, the handsome uni
forms of the visitors showing splendid
ly against the dark green of the lawn
and foliage of the grounds.
Col. Thomas W. Symons, military aid
to the president, officially greeted Lord
Denbigh, and received his announce
ment that the company was ready for
inspection by the president. Mrs.
Roosevelt and several other ladies
stood on the portico and watched with
evident interest the formation of the
British Colors Were Dipped.
After receiving Col. Symons' report,
President Roosevelt descended the
steps, acompanied by Col. Symons and
Commander W. S. Cowles, his naval
aid. As they reached the foot of the
steps the bugles sounded a fanfare, the
company presented arms and the Brit
ish colors were dipped to the ground.
Whue the bugles were sounding the
president acknowledged the salute by
standing with bared head. Lord Den
bigh then advanced and received from
the president a cordial greeting. After
chatting a minute, President Roosevelt,
accompanied by Lord Denbigh and his
adjutant, and Col. Symons and Com
mander Cowles. made a careful inspec
tion of both ranks of the company,
the president manifesting a deep in
terest in the uniforms and equipment
of the men. At the conclusion of the
inspection, while President Roosevelt
stood with bared head, another fanfare
was sounded by the bugles and again
the British ensigns were dipped.
- Lunched With President.
The company, headed by the band
playing the inspiring march of the
"British Grenadiers," then marched to
tne entrance of the east front terrace.
There arms were stacked, and the men,
headed by Lord Denbigh and the offi
cers, proceeded to the red room, and
thence into the blue room, where they
were receivd by the president and Mrs.
Roosevelt, members of the cabinet and
the ladies who accompanied them, and
the other guests who had been invited
to meet the artillerymen. Col. Symons
made the presentations to the presi
dent, while Commander Cowles and
Capt Leonard, of the marine corps, as
sisted. The London company was followed
by the Ancient and Honorable Artil
lery Company of Boston and the Min
utemen, each being warmly greeted by
the president. After the guests had
been received and had assembled in the
east room, they passed through the
main corridor to the state dining room,
where a buffet luncheon was served.
During the reception the Marine band
was stationed in the grounds, south
of the Whfte House. It rendered a
programme of specially selected music.
The reception lasted about an hour
and a half and was a most enjoyable
affair. Lord Denbigh expressed to the
president his appreciation of the hon
ors extended to his organization.
HONORS TO GEN. HAMILTON.
The Administration Is Extending"
Courtesies to Lieut.-Gen. Inn
Hamilton, of British Army.
Washington, Oct. 12. Lieut.-Gen. Ian
Hamilton, of the British army, reached
Washington Saturday afternoon and
was met by Col. H. A. Greene, of the
general staff. He was the guest of Gen.
Corbin at dinner, and at 9:30 Satur
day evening all of the officers on duty
In Washington were presented to him
at the Corbin home.
Sunday Gen. Hamilton dined with
Acting Secretary of War Oliver and
Gen. Johnson. To-day he will visit
the Gettysburg battlefield and to
morrow he will attend the dedication
of the Ohio monument at Antietam. On
Wednesday he will visit Fort Meyer,
and on Thursday the president will
entertain him at dinner.
Gen. Hamilton was with Lord Rob
erts in South Africa, and was afterward
Gen. Kitchener's chief of staff.
Reported Sale of Llpton Plant.
Chicago, Oct. 11. Reports are in cir
culation that the packing house of Sir
Thomas Llpton had been purchased
by Schwarzchild & Sulzberger for
$320,000. Denial was made by N. G.
Conybear, Chicago manager for Lip
ton. Shot hy Chinese Pirates.
Cologne, Oct 11. A dispatch from
Canton to Cologne Gazette says pi
rates in south China have mortally
wounde.d a German missionary of the
name of Homeyer and a woman. The
wounds were caused by revolver shots.
THE BULGARIANS MOBILIZING
This Step Has Been Taken as a
Redif Battalion Lost Three Hundred1
Killed In Fight Near Novrokop
Cotton Reports Quiet at Beirut.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct 12. The war
office Saturday ordered the complete
mobilization of the first and second
classes of reserves resident in the Kos
tendil district and of the Thirteenth
This step, it is understood, was taken
as a precautionary measure, in view
of the repeated provocative acts of the
Turks on the frontiers
The Dnevik says the authorities are
surprised and concerned at the frequent
aggressions of Turkish " troops along
The Bulgarian ministry has formal
ly complained to the Turkish govern
ment on the subject and has pointed
out the deplorable results whch such
conduct must have on the relations
between the two governments at a
time when delicate negotiations are
It is estimated that 20,000 refugees
are now in Bulgaria. Of this number
13,000 are in the Bourgas and Varna
districts. The remainder are distrib
uted in the Rila, Samakov and other
Both Armies Lose Heavily.
Monastir, Oct. 12. There has been
a fierce fight near Dubnitza between
the Bulgarian troops and the Ottoman
soldiery, in which 200 Bulgarian and
four Turkish officers were killed.
Beirut Reported Quiet.
Washington, Oct. 12. A cablegram
was received at the navy department
Saturday from Rear-Admiral Cotton, at
Beirut, stating that the conditions
there continue quiet. He reports that
he has exchanged visits with the new
governor-general of Beirut.
RUSSIA READY FOR WAR.
Ilussia Would Rather That the Dis
pute Come to War Than Yield
Her Claims on Manchuria.
Vienna, Oct. 12. Information from
two sources is to the effect that Russia
is making extraordinary precautions
foithe contingency of war with Japan.
A well-informed personage, who was
lately at St. Petersburg, says the Rus
sian military authorities expect the
outbreak of hostilities within the next
few days. The whole Transcasplan
territory as far as Samarkland is se
riously crippled as regards railway
traffic, by the large drafts of men and
material for the far east. The Russian
troops in Transcaspia are alleged to be
embittered in consequence of the man
ner in which their province is neglect
ed in favor of Manchuria and the Pa
cific. Russia Prefers War to Yleldtns;.
Berlin, Oct. 12. The Cologne Ga
zette Saturday published a dispatch
from St. Petersburg, as follows: "Rus
sia is not inclined to accept the modus
vivendi in the Corean question; but
if Manchuria is brought into the con
troversy by Japan, Russia would rather
that the dispute come to war than
yield her claims. A sign that Russia
is prepared for the worst is that the
officers' families, who are preparing to
go to Port Arthur, have been requested
to defer eoine there before 1304, tne
ostensible reason being that the build
ings for their accommodation are not
yet completed. Japan has brought to
gether masses of troops for purposes
other than maneuvering.
ARCHBISHOP KA1N DYING.
The Physicians Report That Prelate
Is Fast Sinking: and IV o Hop Is
Is Expressed For Recovery,
Baltimore, Md., Oct 12. Archbishop
Vain nt Sf Twils. wat rpnorted at
! last midnlcht to be unconscious. He
has been a patient at St Agnes' sani
tarium sinc6 last May, suffering from
nervous and stomach disorders. Re
cently appendicitis developed, but he
has been too weak to undergo an op
eration for that ailment. No hope for
the recovery of the prelate is expressed
by the physicians in attendance. The
patent was reported to be in a sinking
conditions, and it was feared that the
archbishop was dying.
Owing to Numerous Visits of Crnnks
at White House, Deteclve Force
Has Been Increased.
Washington, Oct 12. The detective
force at the executive office has been
increased by the addition of a city de
tective, a plain clothes officer. This
increase has taken place since the re
cent appearance of cranks at the White
House. The new officers is a big, mus
cular. Intelligent fellow, whose busi
ness it Is to watch out for cranks who
may be wanting to see the president,
and act promptly in case he spots one.
He is on duty in addition to two secret
service officers, who have been at the
White House so long.
Colorado Court-Martlal. .
Denver. Col., Oct 12. Gov .Pea
body last night announced the appoint
ment of a" general court-martial, to
convene 1n Denver October 19, for the
trial of the military officers against
whom charges of irregularities have
Steamer Sunshine Sunk.
Madison, Ind., Oct 12. The steamer
Sunshine struck a snag and sank Sun
day at Gunpowder, bar. No lives were
lost Efforts will be made to raise the
boat, but the cargo will be almost a
ALL CARRY GUNS
AT TILLMAN TRIAL
Practically Every One Connected
With Either Side is Armed.
FEAR TRAGEDIES WILL FOLLOW
Impeachment of Witnesses and H
flections on Character Sure to
Bear Fruit Testimony All Iu
Arguments Begin To-Duy.
Lexington. S. C. Oct 12. That a
witness supported a republican candi
date for the house of representative
is a reflection .upon his character, ac
cording to a ruling of Judge Gary in
the trial of James H. Tillman for the
murder of N. G. Gonzales, editor of the
The prosecution continued placing
witnesses in rebuttal on the stand, giv
ing particular attention to impeaching
the testimony of Richard Holzenback
and T. D. Mitchell, who testified for
John D. Livingston, formerly county
treasurer for Orangeburg county, de
clared he knew T. D. Mitchell and
would not believe him on oath. P. H.
Nelson and Judge Croft, for the de
fense, undertook to show that Mr. Liv
ingston supported the republican con
gressional candidate in the last elec
"I object to that line of questioning,"
interrupted Col. Bellinger, for the pros
Politics and Character.
"We have had religious views, fac
tional politics and other extraneous
matter injected into this case, and I
submit that the political views of this
candidate can have no possible bear
ing on the case on trial."
"Under the peculiar conditions down
here," Judge Gary said in overruling
Col. Bellingers' motion, "I think it
does affect a man's character, and I
hold the question Is competent and
shall admit it."
The witness replied that he had sup
ported the republican congressional
candidate in his district. This was evi
dently considered sufficient by the de
fense to offset his testimony as to the
truth and veracity of Mitchell, as no
further questions were asked him.
Some Carry Tiro Pistols.
Practicalv every one here connected
with either side of the case is armed.
Some of the men carry two pistols,
while others are content with but one.
These guns are of large caliber, and
make the witnesses look as if thoy
had an umbrella under their coats.
Both the state and the defense ex
press themselves as being well satis
fied with the cases they have made
out Tillman's lawyerB are very con
fident, asserting that a mistrial is the
worst they can get on the showing be
fore the jury. They look for a prompt
Chief of Police Testifles.
Chief of Police August Fischer, of
Orangeburg, declared T. D. Mitchell's
reputation for truth and veracity was
bad, and that he would not believe mm
under oath. Mr. Mitchell is the defense
witness who testified that although he
did not know Mr. Gonzales very well,
he forced him into a conversation in
which he asked him if he did not think
t was time he "let up on old Jim,
meaning Tillman. According to Mitch
ell, Mr. Gonzales replied he was going
to "fight Tillman as long as he offers
himself for public office."
He also testified that Mr. Gonzales
said: "If he (Tillman) ever bats an
eye at me I'll fill him so full of lead
he won't be able to tote it off."
Feared Tragedy Would Follow.
After Chief of Police Fischer had
left the witness stand, and as he was
standing outside the courthouse, T. D.
Mitchell and he engaged in an argu
ment Fischer, to avoid it, came Into
the courtroom and said that he did not
want trouble with Mitchell, as it would
certainly result in his killing Mitchell
or beine killed by him.
The prosecution announced that its
case was closed, and the defense im
mediately began putting witnesses on
the stand to prove the reliability of
Holzenback and Mitchell.
Persons familiar with the methods
hpr nrofess to believe that several
shootine scrapes will undoubtedly re
suit from the efforts to Impeach the
inteeTitv of witnesses. While it is not
-rnprtd that trouble will occur in L,ex
inirton. It is stated that it undoubtedly
will as soon as the parties get tq their
Neighbors of years have been called
on to swear that they would not be
lieve one another under oath, and the
feeling on both sides is very bitter.
The defense completed its case Sat
urdav afternoon, and the arguments
will begin to-day. It is expected these
will occupy all day and to-morrow, and
nrobablv a portion of Wednesday, ft
is expected the case will go to the
jury on Wednesday afternoon or night
TTnHpr thft constitution of the state
court, must adjourn on Sunday. Un
less the case is finished and the ver
dict reached by that time Judge Gary
will have no alternative but to declare
It a mistrial.
PERMITS VETERANS TO VOTE.
The Supreme Court Decision Affects
Inmates of the Leavenworth
Topeka, Kas., Oct 12. The supremo
court Saturday reversed the case or
Corv vs. Soencer. from Leavenworth
This Hys the 3.000 veterans in he
ic.Hnnar Military home the rieht to
vntA an citizens of Leavenworth coun
ty. The decision In this case will have
an imnortant bearing on the It net
congressional fight next year.
More Indictments By the Federal
Grand Jury at St. Louis. ;
Forty Counts Affslnst W. A. Morrow. GOV.
Dockery's Stenographer, and
Thomas E. Barret'. j
St Louis, Oct. 11. W. A. Morow, as
sistant private secretary to Gov. Alex
ander M. Dockery; Thomas E. Barrett,
former marshal of the St. Louis court
of appeals, and Joseph J. Gillick, demo
cratic precinct committeeman of St.
Louis county, are named in indictments
returned by the federal grand jury.
Aiding and abetting naturalization
frauds and conspiracy to fraudulently
naturalize aliens are the charges iu the
indictments against them. ,
There are ten indictments each
against Morrow and Barrett liach In
dictment contains four counts, making
40 counts against each of the men.
In a separate Indictment for con
spiracy, the name of Joseph J. Gillick
Is included with those of Morrow and
It is understood that the Indictment
against Gillick is more for the purpose
of holding him as a witness that for
Gov. Dockery, accompanied by "Al"
Morrow, who was indicted late Friday
afternoon on the charge of aiding and
abetting naturalization frauds, arrived
in St Louis Saturday morning, and
stated that he would sign the bond for
Morow's appearance for trial under the
charges. Secretary of State Cook said
he was also willing to go on Morrow's
Morrow stated that he had not seen
the indictments, and had not heard of
them until late Friday night in Jeffer
son City, when he started at once for
St. Louis. He refused to discuss the
case at this time.
Upon arraignment before Judge
Adams in the United States circuit
court, Saturday, both Morrow and Bar
rett entered pleas of not guilty. Mor
row's bond was fixed at $12,000. John S.
Elliot, of Boonville; Harvey W. Sal
mon, of Clinton, and Festus J. Wade,
of St. Louis, qualified as sureties. Bar
rett, who was already under indict
ment on the charge of abetting natur
alization frauds, was required to give
additional bond of $4,000. This bond
was signed by Murray Carleton, presi
dent of the St. Louis Transit Co.
Immediately after the bonds were
certified Judge Adams took charge of
he indictments, notifying the clerk
that under no circumstances must their
contents be made public.
The trial of Morrow was set for No
vember 3. Barrett will be tried about
the same time. Fred W. Lehmann has
been retained as counsel for Morrow,
while Judge Henry S. Bond will rep
resent Barrett .
FAYETTE OLD SETTLERS. I
Prizes Awnrded At the Reunion of
Old Settlers of Fayette ,
s County, Illinois. j
Vandalia. Ill-, Oct 11. The annual
reunion of old settlers of Fayette coun
ty was held in this city Friday. Mr.
Francis Binyon, who was the oldest
man present, 103 years, was awarded a
new hat The oldest woman, Mrs.
Martha Mitchell, 85 years, was award
ed a rocking chair. Mrs. Mary Bal
linger was awarded a dress pattern, be
ing the mother of the largest number
of children, 17. Mr. and Mrs. John B.
Henninger were awarded a pair or
blankets, being the longest married of
any couple in the county, 56 years. A
pair of scissors was awarded Lucy
Brown, aged 70, for the best exhibition
of carding and spinning.
St. Louis Policemen. Convicted ox
Shooting- Craps, Fined Twenty-
Five Dollars Each.
St Louis, Oct 11. The jury in the
case of Patrolmen John Glynn, Will
iam Timke and Charles F. Campbell of
the Ninth district and Michael Hogan
and xhomas Barry, who were on trial
for shooting craps in Hogan's saloon.
Jefferson and Cas3 avenues, returned a
verdict of guilty in the court of crim
inal correction Friday night The pen
alty in the cases of the three patrolmen
and Thomas Barry was a fine of $25
and costs each and to Michael Hogan,
proprietor of the saloon. $100 and costs.
There was some unblushing perjury
committed on the side of the defense
which may be heard of later on.
MISSOURI SUPREME COURT, j
The Case of Ed Butler, of St. I ouls,
Vnder Sentence for Bribery,
On First Day's Docket.
Jefferson City, Mo., Oct 11. The
Missouri state supreme court convenes
The case against Ed Butler, who is
under sentence of a three-year term in
the penitentiary, having been convicted
of bribery, which comes to the supreme
court on an appeal from the Boone
county circuit court, is set on the dock
et for the first day of the term.
Strike of Colorado Miner.
Denver, Col., Oct 12. A strike of the
coal miners in District No. 15, which
was authorized by the United Mine
Workers' executive committee at In
dianapolis Saturday, seems to be inev
itable since the Colorado Fuel & Iron
Co. and the Victor Fuel Co. persist in
their refusal to confer with represent
atives of the miners organization.
If called, the strike will affect 23,000
men, distributed as follows: Colorado
(southern fields), 12,300; Colorado
(northern fields), 3,300; New Mexico,
2,200; Wyoming, 3,400; Utahr 1,800. To