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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 7.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 201903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
PROTEST FROM COLOMBIA.
Tennessee State News)
The Colombian Authorities Cable a
Lengthy Protest to London.
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A Modern Enoch Arden.
A case with heart-touching fea
tures has just come to light in the
.mountain regions of Tennessee,
where a man and wife have become
reunited after a separation caused
by the war between the States and
continuing up to a short time ago.
John Hargrove and Matilda Bat-
son were married in lobU, ana a
3'ear later the husband was one of j
the first to enlist in the Confederate
army for service in Virginia, and at
the first battle of Bull llun he pur
sued the flying enemy so hotly that
he was lost from his comrades and
made prisoner and confined in
Pennsylvania until the clo&e of the
His wife mourned his supposed
death for two years and then mar
ried another, who was killed in the
last days of the Confederacy, when
she again married. The first hus
band returned South and found his
wile witn tier third love, and re-
turned to his Pennsylvania home,
not wishing to mar her happiness.
He worked hard and acquired
proper!', and two months ago
learned that his wife had been for
pome time a widow and at once came
South to claim his bride of the -sixties.
She was much astonished and
confused, but matters were soon ar
ranged and another ceremony set
tled the couple to housekeeping.
Lightning Struck the Generator.
During a severe electrical storm
at Chattanooga last week, lightning
struck the wires at the power house
of the Rapid Transit Company,
causing a loss of about $20,000 and
fatally injuring the engineer in
charge. The lightning on striking
the generator reversed the current,
causing the immense fifty-foot fly
wheel to burst into many pieces.
One of these hit Robert Morgan,
crushing his head, while others were
hurled through the brick building
and scattered for many yards around
the country. One heavy piece fell
through the roof of the Converse
Bridge Company, barely
'Possum Hunters Fight.
Will Hamilton seriously shot; Sol
Levy of Xashville, shot in the leg;
Claude Deason seriously cii't about
the face, and Cage Vowel 1, cut on
the hand, are on the casualty list of
an opossum hunt near Gleason last
week. The Jiunters became divided
in the course of operations and one
squad attempting to give the others
a scare as they were returning home
The latter thinking thev were being
reallv attacked, assumed the defen
give vigorously. In the melee knives
and pistols were brought into play
Sunday Barber Law.
The barbers of Knox vi lie have
filed a petition with J. W. Sneed,
the circuit judge and chancellor for
Knox county, asking that he see that
the law is enforced in regard to
Sundav shaving. This is done bv
the union barbers, who claim that
certain shops, which are not union
ehops, have been violating the law.
Judge Sneed will act on the matter
at the coming term of the Circuit
Union Stock Yards Sold.
Jn accordance with a decree in
chancery in the case of J. D. Guy ton
vs. James A. Warner and others,
the Union Stock Yards at Xashville
were sold last week. The main por
tion of the property was sold to J
D. Guy ton for $34,000. R. W. Tur
ner & Co., real estate agents, bought
the remainder of the propertv. The
total realized was $4G,550.
Fell Between Cars.
Frank Glover, a voung man resid
ing near Bristol, who had been in
the emplo3r of the Virginia & South
western railroad only a few days,
fell between two freight, cars last
week at Elizabethton and met a hor
rible death. On the same road Con
ductor Overman, in charge of an
other train, was thrown from a car
and fatally injured.
. A. P. A. Won Out.
The council of Nashville lias elect
ed IT. S. Bauman city recorder over
J. P. Byrne, present incumbent;
W. R. Miller, building inspector;
Henry Schardt, sealer of weights
and measures, and C. A. Allen,
pluming inspector. The latter three
were re-elected. The old A. P. A.
leaders had a big hand in the fight
and they won out in every instance.
Bale to the Acre.
Mr. Bell, who lives several miles
southwest of Trenton, raised c bale
of cotton to the acre on several acres
of hillside cotton. This is the best
cotton heard of in that section this
year. Mr. Bell on one of his acres
of cotton set out strawberry plants
in between the cotton, and now has
a flourishing prospect for a $100
crop of berries next spring, besides
his cotton. This shows what Ten
nessee soil can be made to do.
Rutherford has several cases of
smallpox and all other towns around
have quarantined. The public school
has supended and they are not al
lowed to have public worship or any
public meetings of any kind.
There are two big cotton gins
there and they have not been able to
run but a very short time, and that
was at the beginning of the season
before the smallpox appeared. They
have been offering as high as $3.85
but no takers.
Rutherford does not seem to have
regarded the disease as a serious
thing, and it was scattered before
any precautions were taken to hold
it in check. They report, however,
that they have it under control now.
Order to National Guard.
Adjutant-General Hannah has. is
sued an order that regimental com
manders and companies of detached
companies and troops prepare and
I forward by November 25 a complete
report ot the operations of their re
spective commands ior tne year
Thev will give a detailed re
port of while in camp, with such
recommendations and suggestions as
will advance the interest of the
guard. These reports will be used
in the annual report to the war de
partment and in the report of the
adjutant-general to the commander-
All Dismissed Save One.
The trial of sixty miners at Clin
ton or. the charge of trespassing on
the Coal Creek Company's lands af
ter being enjoined, resulted in all
being discharged save Tipton Lewis,
the leader, who was bound to .court
and held in $500 bond. They at
tempted to drive non-union men off
who were working in the mine
where they had gone on strike.
Fire in a Warehouse.
A fire started in the warehouse of
the Tennessee Chemical Company at
West Xashville last week, and did
$50,000 damage to the stock. The
damage to the building is placed at
$3,000 and stock $50,000, and is
fully covered by insurance. The
blaze started in the tankage and was
due to soontancous combustion.
Bought Out His Partner.
J. R. Morgan, senior member of
the firm of Morgan & Hardy Bros.,
department store at Union City, last
week purchased the Hardy brothers'
interest in the business, the consid
eration being $.Jo,OOU. lhe lirm
conducted the largest department
store in West Tennessee outside of
Took the Laudanum Route.
Just because she imagined her
lover had proven recreant to her, Jo
sie Malone, of the little town of
Stokes, in Dyer county, took a big
dose of laudanum last week, with
suicidal intent. She was alive at
last accounts, but was not expected
Stark Succeeds Landrith.
The board of publication of the
Cumberland Presbyterian church
has elected Rev. E. J. Stark to the
editorship of the Cumberland Pres
byterian as successor to Rev. Ira
Landrith, who recently resigned to
accept the general secrctar-ship of
the Religious Educational Associa
tion, with headquarters in Chicago.
Hill's Trial Postponed.
The trial of John Hill, charged
with murdering his wife near Mun-
ford, in Tipton countv, last July
was last week continued until the
March term of court. Plea for con
tinuance was made by defendant,
based on inability to secure impor
A two-year-old child of Harvey
Quails, living near Bristol, drank
vapo-cresoline last week by accident.
Though the father picked up his
child and ran a mile to a physician,
the child in fearful agony, the poi
son virtually burned through the lit
tle one's body.
Victim of Bucketshops.
The largest dry goods . store at
Fayetteville, owned by S. Taplanus,
has been closed by the sheriff. The
liabilities are about $26,000, with
assets of about $10,000. Paplanus
claims that his embarrassment is
due to the fact that he lost $14,000
or $15,000 in the bucket shop busi
ness a few months ago.
Conference of Engineers.
A conference of much importance
to professional engineers was held
in Xashville last week, in connec
tion with the annual meeting of the
Engineering Association of the
South. The purpose of this confer
ence is the organization of a general
society of civil, electrical and me
chanical engineers, contractors and
allied professions, covering the
whole South. The society will have
local branches in all the larger
A NEW YORK
THANKSGIVING DAY STORY
T WAS not atypical Thanks
giving day, being so warm
that no. flake of snow was
possible. Over all New
York, from the Battery to
Bronx, and beyond, the lu
minous pearl-gray mist
hung, a ragged canopy,
which in spots reached
aown to the moist street
When Carolyn Martin
looKed out, she of necessity looked up,
and as the only opening in her tiny apart
ment was toward the sky, she saw
nothing but a mass of gray fog. As
she stood with her hand on the pulley
of her skylight, a cnorus of children's
voices, now in laughter, now in snatch
v ml: lifer 1
She Stole to One of His Windows.
of song, came faintly from the street
As Carolyn kneY that the lodger who
occupied the top floor front had gone
out, she stole to one of his windows.
It was 11 o'clock, and the mounted po
lice, as is their wont, had cleared
West Seventy-second street of all traf
fic vehicles, to make ready for the
carriages that later on throng this
boulevard. Carolyn had risen late.
The demands of the stomach are not
as peremptory when one is quiet, and
she hat! faced the fact, the night be
fore, that she stood possessed of ex
actly 18 cents.
It was still early for pleasure driv
ing, so that the boulevard, for the mo
ment, was given over to companies of
gayly garbed maskers, who were ring
ing door-bells, and, in merry imperti
nence, accosting passers by. Through
the silvery, silken mist they went
caracoling, a broken tangle of bright
color, as far as Carolyn could see,
and she wondered, as many another
newcomer to New York has done,
as to this odd Thanksgiving day cus
tom, which has a history that it is
not the purpose of this narrative to re
late. The savor of the Thanksgiving din
ner, in course of preparation below
stairs, which was exclusive to the keep
er of the house and her family, float
ed upward. As Carolyn stood looking
out, the appetizing odors beat at the
door of her demanding young stomach
with tantalizing insistence.
The carriages were now beginning
to pass, and, from one of them, she saw
a shower of coin flung to a group of
singing maskers. With quick resolve,
she turned, went to her room, took the
paints with which she eked out the
little allowance her old uncle was able
to send her, and in a few minutes had
finished a dainty masque. She was a
fragile little thing, and when she had
donned a costume which she had worn
at a fancy dress affair one never-to-be-forgotten
evening when DicK had told
her of his love, and tied about the
loosened curls of her dark hair a fillet
of gold-colored ribbon, she looked no
more than a child.
She slipped softly down the stairs,
and reached the outer door of the
ground floor unobserved. A company
of maskers went scunying down the
street like bright, wind-swept autumn
leaves. Quickly she stepped in among
them, and, seized with the abandon of
the moment, she began to sing tnat
rollicking little bird song. "The Robin."
ill I iM ! mm
A passer halted and thrust a coin into
her hand, remarking to his compan
ion: "That child has a wonderful voice."
The half dollar insured a warm din
ner, but what the man said of her
voice was far more to her than a din
ner, much as she wanted one. Her
voice was now her hope, a hope which
was leading her to struggle alone in a
big city ihat has no time to succor
those who fall, and where only the fit
An automobile drew up to the curb,
and a young man sprang to the walk.
Carolyn quickly raised her hand to ad
just her masque, bringing into view an
antique moonstone ring, on which was
cut, in intaglio, a quaint and singular
ly beautiful head. As the man saw it
"Carrol, it is you. What does this
"What right have you to ask?" Her
words were brave, but her voice trem
bled. "No right now, Carrol, save that of
an eld friend who has been looking for
you everywhere, and is so glad to find
you that he does not care what any
thing means," he said gently. They
walked on, "leaving the wandering
maskers behind, to the entrance of the
"Let us sit here for a few minutes,
Carrol, I have something I must say
to you." She glanced at her cos
tume. "Never mind," he said, interpreting
her look. "The first time I saw you
In that dress we were very happy, and
why did you leave me, Carrol, with
only the little message that I was
free?" She raised her eyes, limpid
with unshed tears, and she answered:
"I did not want you to find me. Why
did you look for me?"
"Because I love you, Carrol, and life
Is not worth living without you, but
tell me, why did you go away as you
did?" She hesitated a little, and then
"When the bank failed, and I had
nothing, your aunt came and told me
that if you married me it would ruin
your career, as she would disinherit
yu. She said what you should do was.
to marry Alice Gurry, and that she
was sure you would, but for a notion
that you were bound in honor to me."
"Just as I thought. But how cculd
you go away, Carrol, without seeing
She Began to Sing.
me; without hearing what I had to
"Dick, do you think I could spoil
your life? What sort of love would
that be? And I knew I might grow selfish
and weak, if I saw you."
"You darling," he said, and pressed
the slender fingers of the hand on
which was the old moonstone ring un
til she winced. "Did you know," he
continued, "that Mrs. Dempsey is not
"Not your aunt? Why, Dick, what
do you mean?"
"Just this: she was adopted, but not
legally, by my grandparents. When my
mother died, shortly after I was born,
she and her husband managed, by a
series of clever frauds, to get hold of
the property. No one knew about it
but old Candes. Mrs. Dempsey paid
her to keep mum, but when she knew
she was going to die. money did not
count, and she sent for me and told me
the whole story.
"When the truth came out abemt
Aunt Dell I made up my mind she had
something to do with your going, and
I set out to find you. I knew you
were somewhere in New York, from
Mabel your uncle told her that, but
said you told him not to give your ad
dress to anyone, so I made up my
- Tom ft ecr h iT
mind to just hunt till I found you. But,
tell me, little girl, why you were prank
ing with the maskers? Was it just a
"No, Dick, It wasn't; I wanted soma
money. I was hungry for a warm
"Great Scott, Carrol, you don't mean
to say you are in want? To think of
your being hungry."
"It isn't so bad, Dick. It's only this,
Mr. Ferguson, the cashier where I sell
lhe menu cards and other things I do,
was away yesterday, and what Uncle
oaarles sends me did not get here as
usual. I had a few cents for rolls,
but it is Thanksgiving day, and I did
want something else."
"Poor little song bird! Come, get
off those togs, quick, and as soon as
the auto can get us to the Holland we'll
have a bang-up Thanksgiving dinner."
And such a dinner an they had. Carolyn
declared she had never tasted any
thing as good, and that never before
had she been so truly thankful for a
Thanksgiving dinner. Dick started out
by saying they would be married In a
month, which Carolyn thought was too
soon, but when the dessert was brought
"How Could You Go Away, Carrol ?
in he had shortened the time to te3
YvThen their dinner was over, they
went out on Fifth avenue, vivid with
light and life, and, crossing over to
Twenty-ninth street, walked on past the
quaint little church of the Transfigura
tion, where, as a collegj friend of Dick's
was one of the assisting clergymen.
they decided to be married.
It was a qtiet, pretty high-noon
wedding, and Dick's friend who offi
ciated, and who performs a lirge pro
portion of the many marriages solemn
ized at this far-famed "Little Church
Around the Corner," had he not be
longed to the order of "White Friars,"
would have envied hia old college
chum his pretty, winsome little bride.
ANTOINETTE VAN HOESEN.
DIP IXTO THE FUTURE.
The Owl Palmist Before the 26th
of the month, Mrs. Turkey, you will
become a widow. Your own. life line
shows a block. Your finish is plainly
carved out; and you'll not survive your
husband more than a month.
Pride Before a Fall.
See the gobblers feathers gay
Spread in gorgeous clusters.
After next Thanksgiving Day
They'll be feather dusters.
A Yearly Example.
Crawford You know It is possible
to have too much of a good thing.
Crabshaw I always think of that
when my wife warms over the T hanks
giving turkey. Judge.
Wlsli It to Re Known Tllronxhont
tlie World That the United States
Ha Infringed Treaty of 1846.
London, Nov. 1C. The Colombian
authorities have cabled to London
lengthy protest against the United
States' action towards Panama, in
which they claim that the "main re
sponsibility for the secession of Pana
ma lies with the United States govern
ment, firstly, by fomenting the sepa
ratist spirit, of which there seems to
be clear evidence. Secondly, Tby hastily
acknowledging the independence of the
revolted province, and, finally, by pre
venting the Colombian government
from using proper means to suppress
The cable message goes on to say
that President Marroquin has energet
ically protested to the Unied States,
and wisl.es that his protest should be
known throughout the civilized world
The president contends that the United
States has infringed Article 35 of the
treaty of 1846, which, he aserts, im
plies the duty on the part of the United
Stales to help Colombia in maintaining
her sovereignty over the isthmus, and
adds that the "Colombians repudiate
the assumption that they have barred
the way to carrying out the canal."
President Marroquin points out that
Colombia had "constantly endeavored
to act in a friendly manner with the
United States, even asking for the as
sistance of American marines to insure
free transit across the isthmus," says
the rising occurred when the govern
ment was not prepared, having with
drawn most of it? troops when peace
was re-established last year, and con
cludes: "Ths hastiness in recognizing
the new government which sprang up
under these circumstances is all the
more surprising to the Colombian gov
eminent, as they recollect the energet
ic opposition of Washington to the ac
knowledgmcnt of the belligerency of
the confederates by the powers during
the civil war."
MATTHEWS' CASE GOES OVER.
Jndsre Ifaxel Diaqnallfiea Himself In
the Case of Senator Matthews
at Jefferson City, Mo.
Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 16. The
case of Senator B. L. Matthews, indict
ed on a charge of receiving bribe money
for the defeat of the alum bill, came
up for trial, Monday, before Judge
Hazell. His attorneys, Judge John W
Booth, of Washington, and Morton
Jourdan, of St. Louis, asked that the
case be tried at once by Judge Hazell.
Att'y.-Gen. Crow argued for a continu
ance of the case and that it follow the
cases of Senators Farris and Smith,
which are set for December 16, before
Judge Graves of Butler, on December
16. Judge Hazell said he was inclined
to disqualify himself, grant a change
of venue and reset the Matthews case
before Judge Graves on December 16.
More Petitions Presented In the
Senate Aisnlnst Senator Siuoot
Retaining His Seat.
Washington, Nov. 16. When the sen
ate convened, Monday, several petitions
protesting against Senator Smoot re
taining his seat were presented and re
ferred to the committee on privileges
and elections. After a short executive
session the senate adjourned.
The house of representatives began
consideration of the Cuban reciprocity
bill. Mr. Dalzell (rep., Pa.) reported a
resolution providing that the bill re
ported from the ways and means com
mittee should be considered to the ex
clusion of all other business until four
o'clock Thursday, when a vote will be
taken without intervening motion.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY IN PUBLIC.
Matthew Xelnon, Colored, Kills Ills
Sweetheart at IiloainlnKton, 111.,
and Commits Suicide. i
Bloomington, 111., Nov. 16. Matthew
Nelson, colored, after a quarrel with
his sweetheart, Tillie Moore, also col
ored, shot and killed her on the public
streets of this city at one o'clock Mon
day afternoon, and then fired a bullet
through his head, also dying instantly.
A large crowd attracted by the quarrel
witnessed the double shooting. Both
were respectable and well known, and
the affair created a tremendous sensa
tion throughout the city.
FATALLY WOUNDED FRIEND.
Rudolph LadwiK Fatally "Wo finds
His Friend, Frank Sanders, While
Firing at Assailants.
Chicago, Nov. 17. Dazed by blows
struck by men who had insulted the
young woman he was escorting. Ru
dolph Ludwig drew a revolver, Sunday
night, and fired two shots. Both struck
Frank Sanders, his friend and compan
ion, who also was struggling with the
crowd.and inflicted woundsfrom which
Sanders died two 'hours later.
Died at One Hundred and One.
New York, Nor. 16. Mrs. Mary
Pigrum Harrison, who was in her child
hood days petted by George III., king
of England, is dead at her home in
Brooklyn, at the age of 101. She was
the daughter of the king's bootmaker.
Chinese Railway Opened.
Hong Kong, Nov. 16. The Canton
and Falchan branch of the Canton &
Han Kow railway was opened Monday
In the presence of Chinese and foreign
The Situation In the Chicago Street
Railway Strike Shows No
Signs of Improvement.
THE COMPANY MOVING SOME CMS
BUT IS NOT DOING EUS1NESS.
What Few Pamif nner. Ride On t!ip
Cars Are Said to lie Followed ly
Strike Sympathizers nnd Renten
or Stoned. Women Xot Kveu Be
I at; Immune.
Chicago, Nov. 16. With an omcial
announcement Ly railway officials that
its Wentworth Avenue line would
be operated on a regular service sched
ule, the movement was resumed. Po
licemen were massed about the barns
while a detajl of patrolmen rodo upon
every car, as" heretofore.
At intervals of five minutes cars left
the Seventy-ninth street barns until 20
were en route for the business district.
Supt. Weatherwax, of the railway
company, declared he was prepared to
operate as many cars during the day
as the city could afford police protec
tion for. It was further announced that
no cars would be run in Cottage Grove
avenue, but that cots and supplies will
be on hand in sufficient quantities by
Wednesday to enable the company to
open all lines that can be given pro
tection. Reports to the effect that union men
were going over to the company and
deserting the organization are de
clared by both President Buckley and
Secretary L. D. Bland, of the union, to
"The contrary of the report which
has been spread is true," declared Pres
ident Buckley. "Within the last four
days 75 men have made application to
join the union. Among this number
are many who have worked for the
company for years and who, heretofore,
have refused to join the union."
The company started two boilers at
Fifty-second and State street power
house, Monday, where 20 non-unionists
have been quartered as though in a ho
tel. At the State street powerhouse 15
men had been similarly installed to
take the places of those who have quit.
Twelve strike breakers were taken to
the barns at West Seventy-seventh
street and Vincennes road. The men
were smuggled into the- barns on the
floor of the company's money wagon.
Cases are becoming numerous where
passengers who ride under police pro
tection on cars manned by non-union
crews, have, it is alleged, been fol
lowed by strike sympathizers after
leaving the cars and been beaten or
stoned. The first case in which women
figure is that of Miss Beatrice Kim-
bark and her mother, who assert that
they were thus assailed by a crowd
near Thirty-ninth street and Went
worth avenue. Miss Kimbark has
sworn out a warrant charging Charles
Harper, a union conductor, with having
ii-t her in the face.
The strikers are making much of an
attack on Mayor Harrison by Clarence
ii. Darrow, who was one of the counsel
for the miners in the big anthracite
coal strike and who has been one of
Mayor Harrison's strongest supporters
politically. Mr. Darrow has declared
that if the street car strikers are beat
en, Mayor Harrison will be responsi
ble by reason of having authorized the
arrangements whereby the police ride
in all the cars that are being operated.
according to Mr. Darrow, also,the
mayor in conducting negotiations for a
renewal of the company's franchise"
could, by a little pressure promptly
force the company to arbitrate.
Killed by Dynamite Explosion.
Columbus, O., Nov. 16. Word was
received here. Monday afternoon, that
a dynamite explosion occurred on the
stock farm of Dr. J. B. Hartman, south
of the city, in which four men were
killed. Their names are understood
to be Cook, Howard, Dyer and Collins,
all being residents of Columbus. ,
Rapid Transit in Cuba.
Havana. Nov. 16. A new era in rapid
transit was inaugurated here, Sunday
night, in the departure of the first Cu-
da railroad company's daily through
train from Hanava to Santiago. The
train is scheduled to reach Santiago in
Postposed I'ntil Sext April.
Pottsville, Pa., Nov. 16. Slattery &
Co., coal operators of Tuscarora, Pa.,
have joined the Royal Oak company
n refusing to abide by the decision of
the anthracite strike commission. The
employes have been refused back pay
ment of wages.
Accident to Lord Kitchener.
Simla, India, Nov. 17. Lord Kitch
ener, commander in chief of the Brit
ish forces in India, has met with a se
rious accident wmie riamg nome
talone from a country house near here.
One of his legs was broken In two
France's BIk Wheat Crop.
Washington, Nov. 16. The depart
ment of agriculture has been advised
that the 1903 wheat crop of France, ac
cording to an estimate of the French
ministry of agriculture, is 365,600,514
bushels, harvested from 16,151,967
Lutheran Chnroh Dedicated.
Kewanee, III., Nov. 16. German
Lutherans from western and. northern
Illinois assembled here, Sunday, to wit
ness the dedication of the handsome
new St. Paul's church, special trains
being run from Rock Island and Gales-burg.