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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 6.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: S1.00 Per Year
BY RUTLEDGE SMITH.
A bit of history about the State's
most perfect building, from an archi
tectural standpoint, would not be out
of place in these columns.
The grounds upon which the capltol
stands were purchased by the city of
Nashville from George V. Campbell
for the sum of thirty thousand dollars
and presented to the State December,
1843, and is perhaps the most beauti
ful site for a capitol building in the
world, being in the center of the city,
and 190 feet above the level of Cum
berland river. Work on the grounds
was begun January 1, 1844; the corner
of the three similar statues erected to
the memory of that illustrious Ten
nessean, the second located at Jackson
Square, New Orleans, and the third in
Lafayette Park, Washington, D. C,
facing the YThite House.
On the grounds may be found over
fifty varieties of forest growth, besides
innumerable rare and beautiful botan
ical specimens, shrubbery, etc..
The building is" lighted by eelctric
ity, heatetl by hot air and supplied
with water by its own plant located in
the north portion of the grounds.
The building, which is Grecian in it3
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SAM PARKS' FINAL SHOT
At the Threshold of the Penitentiary
He Discusses His Fall.
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Capitol Building and Grounds as They Appear at Night Lighted by Incan-
descent and Arc Lights.
stone was laid July 4, 1845; the build
ing was completed March IS, 1859.
The capitol is constructed entirely
of Tennessee material, and is abso
lutely fire proof. The building is a
parallelogram 112 by 239 feet; extreme
height 2G6 feet, 7 inches, and the to
tal cost was one million five hundred
The architect was William Strick
land and his body is entombed in the
wall of the northern portico.
Hon. Samuel D. Morgan was presi
dent of the building commission, and
he also has a resting place in the wall
of the portico on the southern end of
The first session of the legislature
was held in the building, before it was
completed, in 1853.
Hon. Andrew Johnson was the first
governor inaugurated in the new cap
itol, October 23, 1855.
On the grounds near the northeast
corner of the building is the tomb of
President James K. Polk and his wife.
Facing the eastern front of the cap
itol is a magnificent bronze statue of
General Andrew Jackson. This is one
architecture, has on all its exterior
lines myriads of incandescent lights,
around the eaves, on the cornice and
reaching to the top of the dome, and is
lighted every evening until ten o'clock
by the city of Nashville. From the
city and surrounding country this bril
liant illumination presents a most
in view iiuu. iub unine I promenade was past promenading with-
.n ti, atoi ri,,na mth th. out continual jostling. Even the
benches in the gallery were lined. The
regular contingent was out in full force
He Declares lie i a Victim of I
Custom Older That He Is, And
AVlilcIi tlie t'u Ion lluit Stop.
New York, Nov. 7. Before he left
his cell to begin serving his sentence
of more than two years in Sing Sing
prison for extortion 'of money from
employers, Samuel Parks, ex-walking
delegate of the local Housesmith and
Bridgemen's union, called about him a
number of newspaper men to bid
them farewell. In so doing he made
the following statement:
"It's only taken a little- more than
seven years for them to get me here.
It has been a hard fight, and I've
lost; that's all. I'm down and out, and
I know when I've got enough. I'll -be
forgotten in less than a year, except
by some of the bcys who know there
was some good in me, and I am sorry
for it. Every laboring man in thi3
country should remember me for years
to come. I should be a warning to
' them. I'm the victim of a custom that
is older than I am, and that is the
habit of having money transactions
with employers. That put me here.
"The salvation of the unions lies In
stopping that practice at once. They
must give up fines, waiting time, back
pay for strikes, and everything like
that. That's the loophole through
which this 'grafting,' as they call It,
creeps In. The employers never leave
any tracks. I could name 100 em
ployers here who have made a practice
of using labor unions against com
petitors. I know plenty of employers
who have made fortunes by the use of
money through a young fellow who
has never made more than a couple of
dollars a day, and has been kept in
authority by his union."
IT WAS S0C1ETTSNIGHT.
A Brilliant Scene At the Ilorae Show
In the St. Louie Coliaeum
St. Louis, Nov. 7. The horse show
was at its best Friday night and the
result exceeded the most sanguine ex
pectations. It was the largest crowd
ever seen at the exhibition here, and
certainly the most brilliant. Boxes and
tiers were full to overflowing, and the
FRANCE WILL FEEL
WAY WITH Pflll
will First Ascertain Whether the
New Republic Will Carry Out
IF ASSURED IN AFFIRMATIVE
WILL RECOGNIZE GOVERNMENT.
excelled in tne state, pernaps. witn me i
exception of Lookout Mountain.
Under the direction of the legisla
ture, the capitol commission has re
cently expended a large sum of money
in repairing and applying preserva
tives to the exterior of the building
and the erection of a grand entrance
from Cedar street to the south front.
The interior has just been renovated
from basement to dome and frescoed
throughout by the artist, George W.
Boulden. of Chattanooga. The work is
very artistic, dignified and in entire
harmony with the massiveness and
grandeur of the building and as it now
stands it might be truly said that Ten
nessee has a perfect capitol.
UNCLE SAM'S MODEL FARM
PRACTICAL LESSONS IN FOR
ESTRY AND ROTATION
Will Be Shown at the World's Fair
in an Interesting Exhibit Under
the Auspices of the Depart
ment of Agriculture.
A model farm, representing a sec
tion of land ICO acres in extent, illus-
tratiner especially the value of the
planting and the rotation of crops,
will be one of the interesting and val
uable exhibits provided by the United
States government at the World's
George L. Clothier, field assistant
for the United States Bureau of For
estry and in charge of the co-operative
tre planting, while in St. Louis, sub
mitted .his plans to the exposition of
ficials. Mr. Clothier asked for, and
will probably be allotted, a large area
adjoining the six-acre map of the
United States that is worked out with
the representative crops of the various
States and Territories.
The 1G0 acres, reduced ten times,
Is laid out as a model farm. The farm
stead occupies the- northeast corner of
the site and contains 936 square
rods. A model farm house, with model
barn, stables and outbuildings are to
be erected. There is an orchard, vine
yard, garden, stock and poultry yards,
pig sties, and all of the other equip
ments for a farmstead.
The fields are all of the same size,
30 by 117 rods. Five of them, run
east and west and are parallel. The
fifth is on the north end of the tract
and with the farmstead is as long as
the other five combined are wide.
Windbreaks are planted on the
south and west sides of the entire
farm. The windbreak is placed here
because the prevailing winds in Mis
souri and Kansas come from those
directions. On a farm of lbO acres
these' windbreaks would be a belt of
trees 822 feet thick. On the model
farm at the World's Fair all of the
trees best adapted for the purpose
will be shown. On the bottom land
the best trees are cottonwood and box
elder. On the uplands ash and osage
orange make good windbreaks. Rus
sian mulberry and white elmor hack
berry, with ash or Russian wild olive
prove very effective. All of the vari
ous combinations will be shown in the
World's Fair windbreaks. The young
trees for these windbreaks are not
planted irregularly, but are set out in
squares iike corn and are cultivated.
The fences between the fields, too,
are exhibits of forestry. Trees will
be planted at regular intervals and the
wire fencing will be thus nailed to
live posts. This will demonstrate
.economy both in space covered and in
the cost of building. In addition to
their uses as live fence posts, these
rows of trees constitute subsidiary
The windbreaks serve to protect the
crops in the fields. When the hot
winds sweep toward the fields they
strike the belts of trees, are tossed in
the air, and pass over the field. The
shade they cast conserves the moist
ure in the soil and serves the farmer
in other valuable ways.
The rotation of crops, as exemplified
on this model farm, is full of valuable
information. On this six-field farm
Mr. Clothier has arranged for a five
year rotation. On one field alfalfa
will be planted, and it will be shown
that this must be left for five years
to obtain the best results for both the
crop and the land. Another field will
be planted to timothy or clover. An
other will be planted to timothy and
left for two years. Other fields will
be planted to corn, oats and wheat,
and the reason why wheat or corn
should be planted 'in a field on which
the year before clover or alfalfa grew
will be practically demonstrated.
Another feature of this government
exhibit, but shown outside the model
farm, will be a nursery for forest trees
and evergreens. There will be beds
in the open showing how forest trees
are grown from seed, and other beds
covered with laths affording the neces
sary shade for the growth and cultiva
tion of evergreens.
and the casuals were there to the limit.
Society had the call, and the mag
nificence of the gowns exceeded that of
any other night, while the wearers
were more numerous by far. From one
end of the amphitheater to the other
the scene was a picture of animation,
gayety and color.
The spirits of the crowd were gayety
personified. Anything approaching a
quiet moment was out of the question.
Ike continual hum and buzz of a thou
sand-voiced conversation deadened
even the loud efforts of the band, and
when a round of applause rattled
along the strains from the instruments
were blotted out. The band pjayed its
best music, and even the horses seemed
appreciative of the occasion and were
on their best behavior.
Not an animal displayed any ugli
ness, and the show went smoothly
from start to finish. The rings were
up to the standard with many high
class competitors, although the number
of entries was not as large in all the
classes as on some nights. The events
were arranged to appeal more to the
France la Expected to Take Sub
stantially the Same Coarse a
Taken by Waahlngrton French
Officials Construe United States
Action As a. Full Recognition.
Paris, Nov. 7. Before giving a
formal recognition by France of the
new republic of Panama, Foreign
Minister Delcasse has decided to se
cure a specific declaration that the
new regime will carry out Colombia's
former obligations in connection with
the canal and other French property
interests. Untile this declaration ia
unmistakably given, French recogni
tion will be withheld; but as soon as
It is given there is the best reason to
believe that France will recognize the
independence of the new state. Cable
inquiries are now proceeding to se
cure the specific assurance requested.
The French consul at Panama cabled,
TT! S J a v i
r naay, mat mama would assume
Colombia's former treaty and legal
obligations. This is considered by the
officials here as makine: nracticallv
certain the intentions of the new state
towards French property rights, but
in order to remove the slightest ques
tion of doubt, a definite declaration
from the new regime is awaited. When
this is received, it is expected that the
French course towards the recognition
of the new state will be that substan
tially taken by WTashington,the French
consul at Panama being directed to
enter into relations with the new au
thorlties, and formal letters of recog
nition following later.
The officials here construe the ac
tion taken by the United States as be
ing equivalent to a full recognition of
the new state.
RARE PLANTS DESTRORED
Fire Creates Devastation at Shaw'
Garden, St. Louis.
Tennessee State News)
ARRIVED IN JERUSALEM.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
For the Use and Protection of Visitors
to World's Fair in St. Louis.
A novel and useful concession at
the World's Fair wil be that of the
Safety Deposit Vault. This conces
sion wihch was recently granted, will
be of great convenience to visitors. A
fire-proof building containing about
2,000 safety deposit boxes, will be
erected. The location will probably
be at the northern end of the Model
street. Visitors may leave their val
uables and such money as they do not
need for the moment in the boxes
without danger of loss or theft. They
need carry only enough cash for their
immediate use, returning to the safety
deposit boxes to replete their ex
chequer. Knew Some Fool Would Ask.
Attorney Abe Hummel told delight
edly a joke on a friend of his not long
ago. This friend was counsel for the
defense in a case of assault, and was
questioning a witness for the prosecu
tion. "Now, you say you saw the quarrel
between the two men?"
"Yes," replied the man, who hap
pened to be a carpenter.
"How far from them were you?"
"Just four yards, two feet, threa
inches and a half."
"What do you mean!" shouted the
attorney. "You don't mean to say that
you can measure distances that accu
rately with your e5e?"
"No," said the carpenter, quietly,
"but I knew some fool would ask me,
so I measured iL" New York MaiJ
An Immense Tent On the Gronnd
For the World's Sunday-School
Convention In 1UU4.
St. Louis, Nov. 7. E. K. Warren,
chairman of the central executive com
mittee, made the following announce
ment to-day in regard to the World's
"An immense tent has arrived In
Jerusalem for the World's Fourth Sun
day-school convention, which will be
held there April 18, 19 and 20, 1904.
The tent will be pitched near Gordon's
calvary and the tomb3 just north of the
city of Jerusalem, and will seat from
1,200 to 1,400 persons.
"Only -a few berths are now vacant
on the specially chartered steamer
Grosser Kurfuest, which conveys the
American delegates to the convention,
and the ship which carries the English
delegates is likewise filling fast. This
will be the largest Protestant gather
ing that has ever taken place in Jerusalem."
A LOXG ItAXGE ASSERTION.
Colombian Cousul-Gcneral at Ant
werp Talks for Publication.
Paris, Nov. 7. The Patrie publishes
in a dispatch from Antwerp, Belgium,
an interview with Gonzales Torres,
consul-general of Colombia, who says
he has just received a dispatch from
Colombia announcing that 7,000 troops
are about to arrive at Savanilla, on
their way to Colon. Among the num
ber are 500 men from the department
of Antioqui. The department of Boya
ca is also furnishing its contingent.
Consul-General Torres adds that the
action of the American naval forces at
Colon prevented Colombia from send
ing troops to Panama to suppress the
uprising, thus preventing Colombia
from fulfilling her treaty obligation to
maintain order. He further declares
that in spite of American interference,
Colombia will fulfill her treaty duties
and will march troops by land to Pana
ma. The Patrie asserts that the foregoing
interview discloses that Colombia has trate
States to take part of her territory un
der the pretext of creating a new republic."
Thousands of Dollars' Worth of
Rare Plants In the Conservatories
Fall a, Prey to Flames.
SL Louis, Nov. 7. Fire that started
in a boiler room at Shaw's garden,
early Saturday morning, partially de
vastated the famous resort and de
stroyed collections of plants worth
thousands of dollars.
The flames were discovered in one
of the conservatories at 6:05 o'clock by
Officer Cronin.who turned in an alarm,
calling out several engine companies.
The fire was burning fiercely when
the department arrived, threatening
the entire garden with destruction.
The glass roofs of the hot houses
cracked, and several gave way under
the intense heat, fragments falling on
the rare plants-and finishing the work
of ruination left undone by the flames.
Efforts of the firemen centered on
the larger buildings, and the ones
housing the most valuable specimens,
but these were right in line of the
flames and in greatest danger.
Quickly as possible the garden at
taches were organized into a salvage
corps, and set to work carrying the
finest plants from the buildings.
Thousands were saved in this way,
but others, many of which may never
be replaced, were destroyed.
Orchids, splendid specimens of
palms, Persia cacti, the celebrated
"goose neck" plant, and others were
included in the list of those destroyed
Some of the plants burned were worth
$500 and $1,000 each.
The East Indian conservatory, where
some of the rarest specimens were
displayed, burned quickly. Nothln
was saved from this building, although
desperate efforts were made to that
The fire was finally checked, but not
until fully $10,000 damage was done,
from the standpoint of architectural
loss. No estimate can be made on th?
damage done to the flowers.
PANAMA'S DIPLOMATIC AGENT.
Diplomatic A Kent nt AVashlnKton
Appointed by Xfw Repnbllc.
Panama, Nov. 7. M. Philippe Bu-ncau-Varilla
has been appointed diplo
matic agent of the Republic of Pana
ma at Washington. He is one of the
financial agents of the Panama Canal
Co. His first official act was to official
ly notify the junta that the United
States, has recognized the de facto gov
ernment of the Republic of Panama.
The news has caused great rejoicing
here and was telegraphed throughout
the country. Preparations are being
made to celebrate the event with great
M. Philippe Buneau-Varilla is now In
The Atlantic at Colon.
Colon, Colombia, Nov. 7. The Unit
ed States cruiser Atlanta arrived here
Well-ICnown Horseman Dead.
Fulton, Mo., Nov. 7. W. H. Davis,
the pioneer saddle-horseman of Calla
way county, died here, Friday, of
stomach trouble, aged 61 years. The
deceased had captured more prizes ex
hibiting saddle horses than any man
In Missouri. He was the original ex
hibitor of Rex McDonald.
People Frantic With Dellsrht.
Colon, Nov. 7. The people here are
frantic with delight at the United
States' recognition of the de facto gov
ernment of the republic of Panama,
John C. Far-well.
New York, Nov. 7. John K. Far-
well, one of the best-known wholesale
dry goods merchants in this city, is
dead at the age of 75 from heart fail
ure. He was a member of the Far-
well family of Chicago.
Russia, and Japan.
Berlin, Nov. 7. The negotiations
between Russia and Japan have so far
advanced that it can be authoritatively
stated that the announcement of a set
tlement may be expected soon.
Treasurer of Manitoba Dead.
"Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 7. Hon. J. A.
Davidson, provincial treasurer of Mani
toba, died here to-da7.
Rumors of Trouble In Bogota.
Washington, Nov. 7. A ditpatch to
the state department from Minister
Beaupre, dated at Bogota, November
4 says there were rumors of trouble
and insurrection there on that date.
The Maine Ordered to Colon.
Washington, Nov. 7. The battleship
Maine has been ordered to Colon. She
has sailed from the New lork navy
yard for Hampton Roads, where she
will coal and proceed to her destination.
Went Down In Lake Michigan.
Marinette, Wis., Nov. 7. The little
schooner Rosebud, of Menominee,
Mich., which has been missing for
three weeks, is believed to have gone
down in Lake Michigan with George
and Edward Cota, sons of the owner,
who were sailing her, and their sis
ter, who was stewardess.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 7. The resump
tion of operations at plants along the
Monongahela river will give employ
ment to more than 5,000 additional
men within the next 48 hours.
France has announced that she will
maKe a magnificent exhibit at tha
Prospectors and operators are flock
ing to the new Texas oil field at Bat
Representative Payne will retain the
leadership of the republicans in the
Hanna, Gorman and Bailey are said
to be slated for the three vacancies in
the senate finance committee.
Isadore True and Sam Kaplan, al
leged employment bureau swindlers,
have been arrested at St. Louis.
The people of the Danish West In
dies threaten revolt because of the ef
fort being made to largely Increase
The report of Gen. Greely, chief sig
nal officer, sows that the authorized
Alaska telegraph system has been completed.
Whether Cuban legislation shall be in
the form of a bill or a resolution is oc
cupying the attention of republican
Operators and engineers of the Illi
nois' coal fields have agreed to arbi-
and the threatened strike is con
Emperor William's schooner yacht
Meteof will take part, next year, in the
transoceanic race for which the em
peror will offer a cup. j
Two men have been arrested at
Courney Flats, I. T., on the charge of j
abducting a 12-year-old girl and tak
ing her across the Texas line.
Att'y.-Gen. Knox has selected Oliver
E. Pagin, of Chicago, who prepared
papers in post offices cases, for per
manent assistant attorney general.
Dr. George E. Ladd, of Rolla, has
been appointed superintendent of
mines and metallurgy department of
the Missouri exhibit at the World's
Business the country over is quieter,
according to the trade reviews, the
south showing relatively the best on
account of the large movement of cot
The National Bool Weevil and Cot
ton convention adjourned at Dallas,
Tex., after adopting resolutions call
ing for national aid in fighting the
Insurgents under Jiminez are march
ing on the city of San Domingo. United
States Minister Powell cabled for a
warship and the Baltimore has been
Pat Costello, who says he was one
of the trio that kidnaped Eddie Cuda
ny, gave himself up at St Joseph, Mo.
Cudahy has been notified and Costello
United States Ambassador Porter,
at Paris, reports good progress with
the proposed amended extradition
treaty with France covering the crime
Chairman Love of the Kansas state
democratic committee issued a state
ment to the effect that Senator Cock
rell is the first choice of the Sunflower
democracy for president of the United
Cadets Dismissed for Hazing.
Washington, Nov. 7. The verdict in
the case of three midshipmen of the
first class at Annapolis naval academy,
finds the defendants guilty. The penal
ty is fixed at dismissal. The names of
the young men thus punished are E.
W. Chaffee, Wisconsin; J. H. Lefland,
Iowa, and J. D. Little, Ohio.
Rumor Current in Vienna.
London, Nov. 7. A dispatch from
Vienna says a rumor is current there
that the czar of Russia and the em
peror of Germany have signed a con
vention for a defensive alliance in tha
far east, should Great Britain support
Swiped the Pay Roll.
Two heavily armed men- held up
the assistant cashier of the Cumber
land Telephone and Telegraph Com
pany in Xashville last week, and
succeeded' in getting away with
$3,000 in monej'. -The cashier, Mr.
Wheeler, was arranging his monthly
pay roll, and was in the act of get
ting the currency out of the olhce
safe when a man behind command
ed him to keep quiet and stuck a pis
tol in his face. Wheeler sought to
release himself, when he was struck
over the head with a billy and mo
mentarily stunned. A second man
put in his appearance at this time
and proceeded to rifle the safe, while
his companion kept guard over the
assistant cashier. After the robber
with the money had lowered him
self from the window opening on an
allej, the first one, who had been
holding the gun on Mr. Wheeler,
backed toward the window. He
kept his gun trained on the assistant
cashier all the. while, commanding
him with oaths not to move. As the
man turned to climb from the win
dow Mr. Wheeler seized a revolver
from his desk drawer and fired two
shots in rapid succession at the re
treating figure, but without effect.
Xeither of the men wore a mask and
Mr. Wheeler believes he would be
able to identify one of them.
Suspects Held at Clarksville.
Two white men, who gave their
names as Charles Monroe and Carl
Town, were arrested at Clarksville
last week, and are being held as sus
pects, they answering well the de
scription of the robbers who held up
and robbed m Kashville early las
week Assistant Cashier Melville
Wheeler of the Cumberland Tele
phone and Telegraph Company, as
he was taking his cash from his safe
preparatory to making out his week
ly pay roil, ine roDbers secured
$3,000. The officials of the Cum
berland company at Xashville have
been notified of the arrest and Mr.
Wheeler himself will go to identify
the men, if they be the right par
ties. These men claim to be from
South Bend, Ind., and are rather
reticent. Both were armed, one car
rving a pistol and the other a billy
Wheeler was hit on the head with a
billy the day of the robbery. There
is $300 reward for the arrest of the
robbers. The suspects have little
money about them.
Coffman Closely Watched.
The Henry county jail holds a
prisoner who is causing the officials
some uneasiness and who is the ob
ject of close watch. J oe Coffman, a
well known citizen of Henderson
count', was recently placed in jail
at Paris for safe keeping by order of
the court, it being apprehended that
an effort to release him would be
made by his friends. He is charged
with the deliberate murder of an old
neighbor, who was knqwn to have
money about his house, but no defi
nite suspicion was fixed on Coffman
for a year after the crime, when he
began to show an unusual amount of
money and talk recklessly about the
crime. He was placed in jail and
bail denied him after indictment by
the grand jury.
The cadet battalion of the Univer
sity of Tennessee, at Knoxville, were
short on drills last week, the reason
being that all guns had disappeared
as a result of a Halloween prank
Capt A. H. Xave, commandant of
cadets, read the law to the boys in
regard to stealing United States
property, and the affair may take a
serious turn unless the property is
produced at once. A story is afloat
that the guns were taken from the
armory, carried down into a railroad
yard near by and deposited in a box
car, which was hauled away before
the guns could be recovered.
State Missionary Evangelist.
At a meeting of the State Mission
Board of the Tennessee Baptist Con
vention last week, Kev. Earl D.
Sims was elected State missionary
evangelist. Two other missionaries
mar be put in the field. Twelve
thousand dollars was appropriated
to aid churches and missions in the
State. Eev. J. R. Childs, of Louis
ville, who has been invited to Xash
ville, Xovember 15, to confer rela
tive to taking the pastorate of a new
suburban church there, mav go into
the field as an evangelist in the event
he does not accept the call.
Valuable Barn Burned.
A barn belonging to V. C. Bush
ing, a farmer living a mile from Big
Sandy, was destroyed by fire last
"week. Corn, hay, potatoes, wagons
and other farming implements were
in the building and the total loss
will reach $1,500, with no insur
ance. At lirst tne nre was tnougnt
to be of incendiary origin and Dep
uty Sheriff Lindsey went to the
scene of the fire with Ins blood
hounds, but no trail was struck and
p.o eins of incendiarism developed.
Fatal "Milk Sickness." j
Xews comes from Lancaster,!
Smith county, that the fatal "milk!
sickness" has made its reappearance!
in that vicinity. John Williamai
and his mother and sister have died1
within a week of each other, while;
his wife and a neighbor, Mrs. Bob'
Crawford, are expected to die. Wil
liams' family got the poison, it i
said, from milk, while Mrs. Craw
ford was poisoned from eating a
chicken liver. Several persons died!
of the malady about this time last'
year. From the earliest settling oft
Smith county milk sickness has been.'
known to exist for miles around'
Lancaster, people frequently dying
from it, thousands of dollars worth
of cattle, sheep and horses being lost
from this cause, yet its exact locality
and what it is cannot be more deter
mined today than when white mem
first became acquainted with its dan
Killing Was Without Excuse. '
Geo. A. Balston, a saloonist of,
Knoxville, was bound over to court'
last week in $10,000 for shooting
and killing Ben Ferguson, a 14-year-old
negro. The three trial ju3-!
tices held his act to be without ap
parent excuse, wanton and reckless,
lialston agreed to catch the boy for
a policeman, from whom the boy had!
run away on several occasions. In)
shooting to scare the boy Balaton
says he stumbled and two bullets en-i
tered the boy's head. Balston's pis
tol has caused three deaths, one of
its victims being Balston's wife, who
was acicdentally killed by the weap
on's discharge while she and Balstonj
were out driving.
Question of Jurisdiction.
An interesting feature which has
developed in the recent killing
of Frank Hibbett, a Davidson coun-J
ty constable, by Edward J. Jordan,
near Lavergne, is the location of the
killing. The killing occurred in a,
lane which is the dividing line be
tween Davidson and Kutherfordi
counties. After shooting Hibbett,'
Jordan went to Murfreesboro, and1
was taken in custody by the court:
there. Both counties claim the
prisoner, but Jordan wants to be
tried in Rutherford. ,j
Sues for Loss of Arm. '
C. X. McClanahan, a bridge work-;
man, brought suit in the Circuit(
Court at Clarksville last week
against the Louisville & Xashville
Railroad Company for $10,000 dam-
ages. While at work on the L. &
X. bridge at that place about two
weeks ago McClanahan got his left
arm caught beneath the wheels "of a
freight train, and the arm was so'
mangled that amputation was neces
sary. It is for the loss of his arm
that McClanahan sues. i
Shelby Prisoner Killed. '
M. A. Chambers, Shelby county,!
serving two years for intent to mur
der and larceny, was killed at the
main prison in Xashville last week
by the collapse of some timbers in!
the foundry. He lived only half an
hour. Chambers had been in the
penitentiary but a few days. ,
Memphian Lost Hjs Foot.
Knox Golav had his right-foot cut!
off by a west bound freight train at
Waver ly last week. He was beating;
his way and attempted to get off the!
train, when he fell with his foot
across the track. His foot was am
putated and he is resting well. Ha
says his father lives at 722 Borland
avenue, Memphis. i
Contract to Be Let. '
The contract for the State build
ing at the World's Fair, a reproduc
tion of the Hermitage, will be let ia
a few daj-s. Major E. J. Lewis andi
Secretary Enloe will go to St. Louiai
soon to arrange for the new build
ing and the contract will then ba '
Hanged Himself to a Closet Hook, i
Edmund Russell, aged 88 years,-
was found dead in a closet at the
home of James Cusack, his son-in-
aw, near Jamestown last week. He
had hanged himself to a closet hookJ
a small strand of cotton being about
bis neck. Russell had been in fee
ble heaith and was almost blind.
Lifted Sentence and Fine.
Gov. Frazier has relieved George
Houston, Shelby countv, of six
months' jail sentence and a fine of
$50 imposed upon Houston for assault.
Charged With Robbery.
George Xelson and brother are
under arrest at Union City charged
by Mr. Carter with robbing his
house. The Xelson boys are aged'
about 19 and 21 respectively, and
are unmarried.. They are in jail
awaiting a preliminary hearing.
Prior to the time they are said to
have robbed Carter they had worked!
for him, and had, it is charged, driv
en his wagon and team without hia
consent a few days ago. One of thai
Xelsons has been in jajj before, .j