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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 11.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
Federal Aid Demanded.
In an address before the West
Tennessee Farmers' Institute at
Jackson last week Col. J. B. Kille
brew eaid, that while the United
States had 'become lirst in agricul
ture, manufacture, railroads, educa
tion, export and in nearly everything
else, it was last in good roads, al
though they were something that
everybody was interested in except
the inmates of lunatic asylums and
penitentiaries. He said his object
was not to tell how to build good
roads, but how to get money to build
them. He advocated national aid to
the States, counties and districts,
and brought to bear many statistic.:
showing the loss to farmers in the
cost of transporting their products
to market over the poor roads at
present existing. While vast stride i
had been made in everything else,
the average country road was no bet
ter than it was 100 years ago, and in
no part of the country are the roads
in winter worse than in West Ten
nessee. He attributed this to lack of
concept on the part of the people.
Hundreds of millions of money have
been appropriated to the improve
ment of rivers and harbors which
could be more usefully expended in
the matter of good roads.
So deep was the impression made
upon the delegates by the able ad
dress of Col. Killebrew, that the fol
lowing resolutions, offered by T. L.
Somerville, were unanimously
"Whereas, The farmers of the
country pay the majojrity of taxes
to the support of the general gov
ernment, therefore be it
"Resolved, 1. That something is
due that class as well as to the own
ers of steamboats and steam vessels,
who enjoy the benefits of the im
provements of the rivers and har
bors. ; "2. That we demand of our sen
ators and representatives in con
gress that they support any bill
looking to an appropriation of gov
ernment funds in aid of the common
roads of the country, believing as
we do that these initial sources ol
commerce need legislative aid as well
as that which passes over the great
rivers and through the harbors of
the seaboards and lakes.
"3. That we emphasize the fact
that we do not wish the government
to build the highways of the coun
try, but only to assist those counties
and districts which will undertake
to raise monefor this purpose.
''J. That we thoroughly appreciate
the kindly offices of the government
in providing rural free delivery, and
that assistance in keeping up the
routes for free delivery is, in our
judgment, imperative and necessary.
".". That the thanks of the farmers
attending are hereby tendered to
Hon. J. I. Killebrew for his able
Policeman Dies From Wound.
! Officer Ben. F. Powell, who was
shot in Xashville last week bv Thos.
Cox, is dead. Mr. Powell was 27
years old and had been a member of
the police department for two years.
The shooting followed the arrest by
Powell of a relative of Cox. Cox,
who was shot in the arm by Powell,
is well known in police circles and is
regarded as a desperate man.
Want Workingmen Pensioned.
The Tennessee Federation of La
bor, in session at Knoxville last
week, passed a resolution asking con
gress to pass a law granting a pen
sion of $12 a month to every working
man who shall have reached the age
of sixty rears, and have earned less
than one thousand dollars per year.
The law is to be modeled along the
lines of the Xew. Zealand pension
Fire at Covington.
Fire, which broke out in the bath
rooms of Allen's barber shop at
Covington last week, spread to other
and adjoining buildings, and caused
a loss of between $12,000 and .$15,
000 before it could be checked. He
roic work of the firemen and citizens
prevented a disastrous conflagration.
The residence of S. C. Stow, one
mile south of Martin, was burned
to the ground last week, together
with all the household goods. Mr.
Stow carried no insurance and is
a hard-working farmer.
The Bridge Collapsed.
A 190-foot bridge that was near
ing completion over lied river at
Fort Royal, Montgomery county,
collapsed last week, seriously wound
ing three men and killing one. The
Btructure was being constructed
by the county at a cost of $4,500.
Most of the false work had been re
moved, and four men were engaged
iD putting down the flooring, while
others were removing the-remaining
props of the false work when the en
tire bridge fell.
Search for . Treasure.
The Seventeenth district of Pav
idson county is keenly excited over
a mysterious search for buried treas
ure on the farm of Paniel Roody,
adjoining Cumberland river. The
treasure is supposed to be the ill
gotten gains of John A. Murrell,
the outlaw, which, tradition says, he
burfed in this county half a century
ago. The tradition runs that Mur
rell was aided in the work by a ne
gro slave, whom he promptly killed
and buried near the spot. Two weeks
ago, three men, strangers in the
community, obtained from Roody
permission to search for the treasure
on his farm. They had located it
there by means of the revelation of
a negro hoodoo medium, they said.
They went to work with hazel divin
ing rods and in a short time- disap
peared. .Later at nignt light near
the scene of their divining opera
tions attracted neighbors, who, in
vestigating, found that one man was
digging by the light of a lantern
while the others, heavily armed, were
patroling the vicinitv. The next day
neighbors visited the spot and found
an excavation about five feet
square at the edge of the river bank
and about six feet deep. The 1113 s
terious strangers continued their op
erations a few nights later, with the
result that one larger excavation
was found by the neighbors. They
had been partially filled in with
earth, but near by was a third ex
cavation, at the bottom of which was
the crumbling skeleton of a man
The latter was taken by many to be
a verification of the tradition, the
supposition being that the remains
were those of the murdered slave.
Prior to the latter discoveries neigh
bors prevailed upon Col. Jos. Moore,
well borer, famous as a manipulator
of a divining rod, to try his band in
the vicmit'. Several attempts indi
cated one spot in particular. This
latter proved to be the site of the
second excavation made by the
strangers and found partly filled up.
If treasure had been hidden there
the strangers had secured it and de
parted. Slow Work at Knoxville.'
Knoxville has raised less than
$600 of the $4,000 allotted to it as
its share of the fund necessary to re
produce the Hermitage at St. Louis.
Chairman Hall of the local commit
tee has written Maj. E. B. Stahlman
of the Tennessee World's Fair
commission, asking his advice
whether of not to continue the can
vass. Caught Under Falling Tree.
A serious accident happened in the
Fourteenth district of Gibson coun
ty last week. While out felling tim"
Lor, Robert Roland, a prominent
farmer, was caught under a falling
tree. His shoulder and leg were
broken, and it is feared that he is
Hot After the Weed.
Considerable activity .is now re
ported among the tobacco buyers in
Robertson county, and many crops
i rn i i
are beinsr bought, ine agents ior
the Imperial and Regie people are
hot after the weed. The planters
are selling at from G to 8 cents for
leaf tobacco and 2 cents for lugs.
New Cooperage Company.
The Union City Cooperage and
Lumber Company, with a capital of
$15,000, has made application
through the county register, for ar
ticles of incorporation. The incor
porators, who are among the most
substantial business men of the
town, are Mr. CJassawav, R. M.
Whipple, T. B. Stubbs, Charles Har
dy and Geoge Hardy.
Chattanooga to Have Natural Gas.
An ordinance was introduced in
the city council of Chattanooga last
week for the purpose of granting a
franchise to II. W. Bagg and asso
ciates to lay pines and furnish nat- I
ural gas to consumers in that city.
The company which the parties in
tend to incorporate will have three
wells near Ooltcwah and will sink
five more from which it will secure
Fatal Sunday Quarrel.
Near Cookeville, last week, Ira
Hickey was shot and killed by Sam
Dyer of Pelvaib county. I lie parties,
accompanied by several friends, met
in the public road and a row ensued,
with the above result. The cause of
the quarrel is not known.
Neck Broken On Trestle.
Charles Robinson, aged 23 and un
married, whose home was near Padu
cah, Ivy., while at work on a Ten
nessee Central railroad trestle near
Clarksville last week, fell to the
grond, fifty feet below. In falling
he attempted to save himself by
catching at one of the timbers of
the trestle, and in so doing his chin
struck against the woodwork, break
ing his aeck and jawbone. He was
killed instantly. The family form
erly lived in ClaiksrUIe.
H. Clay King Dead.
H. Clay King, the most noted
prisoner confined within the walls of
the Tennessee penitentiary, died last
week, after a long period of suffering
from cancer of the stomach. He
was at one time one of the most
prominent members of the bar of
the State, and was the author of sev
eral legal works of merit, among
them "King's Pigest of the Laws of
Tennessee," a book much prized by
the members of the profession
throughout the State, quotations
from which were used in the prose
cution against him during the trial
which resulted in his conviction. He
received a death sentence in 1891
for killing on the streets of Memphis
P. H. Poston, also a prominent law
yer. His sentence was commuted to
imprisonment for life, and since
that time many efforts have been
made to secure his pardon, all of
which proved unavailing, and fate
decreed that only death should bring
Saws in Cornbread.
Five steel saws, supposed to have
been smuggled in cornbread by the
wife of Henry Judge, were found
last week in the Winchester jail in
the cells of J udge, Pelps and Evans
the condemned murderers of Simon
Bucher and wife. Some one gave
the sheriff a tip. It is certain the
murderers were preparing to make
an effort to escape. The men are
under death sentence.
Boy Killed On a Bridge.
Fred Long, an 8-year-old boy,
was killed last week on a bridge near
Jefferson City by a Southern Rail
way passenger train. The boy and
his little sister started across the
structure. They heard the (rain
coming and ran as fast as they could.
The girl reached the end safely, but
the boy was run down and ground to
Loaded Wagon On Him.
While W. C. Xewberry was haul
ing a load of corn last week near
Gleason, his team became frightened
and ran 'away, turning the loaded wa
gon over on him and bruising him
internally, but breaking no bones.
He is in a critical condition.
Fruit Growers Organize.
The Greenfield Fruit Growers'
Association met last week and or
ganized for the coming year as fol
lows : J. 'M. Kirbj', president ; J; B.
Mc Adams, vice-president ; T. P. Mc
Adams, secretary, and for treasurer,
J. R. Barton; for directors, W. F.
Coats, G. I. Miller, E. W. Jeter and
H. L. Higgs.
Woman Burned to Death.
While washing at D'ersburg last
week the clothing of Mrs. Sid Bish
ops was ignited and she Mas burned
to death before assistance could be
rendered. She leaves a husband and
one child to mourn her loss.
Killed by a Live Wire.
Cherrv of Bowling
who was employed by
the Xashville Electric Railway and
Electric Light Company, was killed;
last week by touching live wires
while engaged at work. He had been
in the employ of the company two
monthhs. He was 30 years old and
Hosiery Goes Up.
The Southern Hosiery Manufact
urers, in session at Chattanooga last
week, decided to advance prices on
their products o per cent, on June
next, with a contemplated ad
vance of 10 per cent, shortby. The
association will employ an expert
and confidential man to watch the
markets and advise them as to prices.
The old officers were re-elected. The
next meeting of the association will
be held at Charlotte. X. C.
Taken to Chattanooga.
Tom Cox, charged with the killing
of Patrolman B. F. Powell of Xash
ville, together with Burke Thomp
son and Owen McPonough, charged
with being accessories to the killing,
are now in jail at Chattanooga. They
were removed there for fear of lynch
ing by the sheriff, of Pavidson
Jellico Badly Damaged.
The town of Jellico was badly
damaged by fire last week. The Jel
lico Hotel and Jellico Grocery Com
pany's store were destroyed, together
with the sample rooms of the Glen
Morgan Hotel. The latter hotel
was damaged and several stores
close to it. Loss $15,000, insurance
Good Citizen Dead.
Lvxergus Lett, one of Gibson
county's most prominent farmers
and highly respected citizens, died
last week at his home, near Brad
ford. He was seventy-five years of
age, and a member of one of the
pioneer families of the county.
Col. Malone's Home Burned.
The residence of Col. Thomas H.
Malon, near Xashville, burned last
week. Loss $11,000, insurance $0,
WALL CASE FOR MAGAZINE.
An Appropriate Christmas Gilt for
Anyone rvitli a Library
Not many keme
made affairs are suf
to place so conspic
uously on the wall;
but If the suggested
Christmas gift here
described be care
fully constructed, it
will pass muster for
library or den as
well as fill its pur
pose of utility. It
is Intended as a case
for magazines, for
the different peri
odicals that come
into the house. As
shown In the pic
ture, it is long and
narrow in shape and
would fit in well in
some narrow space.
Its several pockets
are stamped with the names of the fa
vorite magazines of the person to whom
it is to be nresented. and the lettering
may be embroidered in or painted on,
depending on the talent of the worker.
One of the most important things to be
considered in this case is the choice of
colors and material. We would sug
gest leather cloth (not a real leather),
denim, linen, or canvas. Tan and
brown, brown and yellow, brown and
green, all would be very soft and rih,
and unobtrusive enough so as not to
In homes where different magazines
are regular monthly visitors such a
present will be greatly appreciated.
"When designing a case of this kind for
a particular person it is well to keep in
mind some particular spot in some par
ticular room where it will fit and make
Its colorings Euch as will be harmoni
ous with it3 surroundings. It will be
nil the mere appreciated if this is
A DRESSING SACK.
One That la Easily Made and In NfTfr
Inappropriate as a Gift.
One can easily
make a dressing
sack, and this is a
gift that few would
ate. Almost every
woman and girl oc
casionally needs a
negligee that she can slip into easily and
Quickly, and some ladies include several
In their individual wardrobes. The one
thown in the accompanying design is
verypretty made of pale blue or pink
HOW TO CUT A DRESSING SACK.
eiderdown flannel, trimmed with ribbon
and feather-stitching. It takes one and
one-half yards of flannel. Turn a half
Inchhemontherightside all way aroffnd
the material, cut a slit six inches deep
exactly in the middle of the length of the
material, and turn the edge over (as
shown in the diagram) , to form the necl
At X, turn the corners over and joih
with ribbon bows. Feather-stitch, hem.
and turn-over portions in silk, matchin
color of ribbon.
FOR A CHILD TO MAKE.
Dainty Little Christmas Present
That Is Within Their
The children al
ways want to help
at Christmas time,
and for several rea
i sons they should be
altowed to do their
part; that their
awkward little fin
gers may learn
them the proud feel
useful; and for the
funny, but bravely-
ekill; to give
Ing of being
attempted, little gifts bestow on those
that receive them. There are various
articles the chubby hands can struggle
with, presents for father and mother,
grandma and grandpa, brother or sis
terbits of work with bright wools, lit
tle boxes, cut-out figures, pen-wipers,
spectacle-wipers, blotters, etc. The
unique blotter shown here almost any
child would delight to try its hand at.
The grass suggested at the bottom should
be tinted green, the space at the top of
the blotter a light blue. The lettering,
clothes-lines, and blots should be black.
Be careful to get good blotting paper,
for nothing is apt to make the recipient
less thankful than a. fancy blotter made
of poor blotting paper. .
Ethel Who was that man you just
Penelope Thtt was Dobson, the
Ethel A composer, did you say?
Penelope He manufactures soothing
The chronic bachelor finally turned
to the quiet, man who had taken no
part in the discussion.
- "Would you, sir," he said, "marrf
the best woman in the world?"
"I did," was the rply. Judge.
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I FOR THE MAN OF THE FAMILY.
A. Christmas Present That Will B
Appropriate for Him If
He Is a. Smoker,
The choice of the Christmas gift for tht
man of the fasaily is a most perplexing
matter. There is nothing like the widt
choice there is when selecting for fem
ininity, and any suggestions in this lin
are usually welcome. Of course, there
are the ever-ncissary handkerchiefs
and ties one can present, and the average
man does not, as a rule, have an
over-supply of either. Besides the
home-made handkerchiefs, hem-stitched
squares of very fine material are of de
cided value; and if the gentleman were
to buy them at the rtores he would have
to pay a pretty penny for them. But
most people prefer gifts of greater nov
A PirE CASE.
elty, and a pipe-case, if he smokes, and
ten to one he does, may be just the
thing. The one shown in the accompany
Ing cut is of pleasing appearance and
easy construction, a most desirable
combination for the weary Christmas
worker. The case is made of brown
denim, with the design worked In gold,
and is quite artistic. The straps, which
should be firm and strong, may be fas
tened with gilt tacks. One should be
very particular to have the straps tight
enough and strong enough, for if they
were inadequate and should cause the
destruction of a beloved meerschaum.
there should be little gratitude felt to
ward the giver of the case.
A present of this kind is not only good
for the head of the family, but Is quite ap
propriate for a young lady to give an
admirer. To him it will represent more
of her own sweet self than many a little
present she could buy at the store, and he
would appreciate it because she had
made, it. At least if he did not, he is
unworthy the maker.
UNIQUE JEWELRY BOX.
One That Will Be Greatly Appreciated
hy Any Woman an n Christ
One of the daintiest little Christmai
presents one woman can give another is
a little jewelry box made from nothing
more elaborate than a tin cup. Prop
erly done it makes an attractive article for
her dresser, and into it she can drop her
pins, her cuff buttons, her rings, and
UNIQUE JEWELRY BOX.
all the various small bits of jewelry that
,, Take the ordinary straight tin cup, one
that will hold a little less than a pint
is a good size, and cover it carefully with
silk, selecting, if possible, the favorite
color of the one to whom you intend giv
ing it. This covering should be stitched
together at the handle In the back of the
cup, and should be carefully gathered be
neath the bottom so that it will be smooth
and stand securely without wobbling.
Make a lining of white silk, and stitch
the lining and the outside covering to
gether at the rim of the cup. The lid
should be cut of a firm piece of cardboard,
just large enough so that it will sit on
top, and this should be sewed to the cov
ering just at the point where the han
dle is attached. The inside of the lid
should be lined with the white 6ilk, and
the outside of the same material used
on the outside of the cup, with a bow of
contrasting baby ribbon fastened to the
center by which to raise it.
If you are clever with the brush, it Is
not amiss to decorate the silk used for
the covering, or, at least, put the recip
ient's name on it, though this is by no
means necessary to make it attractive. .
He Was Surprised.
"And I'll tell you another thing."
shouted the exasperated wife; "you will
never see me cooking as long as I live in
"Gracious, dear," said the amiable hus
band; "do I understand that you expect
to go where you will cook in the next
world?" Yonkers Statesman.
The Foe! Snpply.
The melancholy amn days return.
And many an erstwhile gay and lestiv.
Who seemed In summer to have cam to
la worrying row about tbe Trice of coaL
Wajihini ton Star.
NOT FOR THE HANGMAN.
Ernest Cashel. Condemned to Die at Cal
gary. X. W. T.. Made Daring: Escape
from Mounted Police Barracks.
Calgary, N. W. T., Dec. 12. Ernst
Cashel, sentenced to death for murder,
made a daring and successful attempt
to escape from the mounted police bar
racks here. . When his cell was
searched shortly after six o'clock p.
m., 'Cashel pulled two revolvers on
three guards and ordered th'em into
the cell just vacated. He locked the
door and demanded the keys for his
shackles, which he unlocked. He then
made his escape from the building.
John Cashel, a brother of the murderer,
who visited the barracks in the after
noon, has been arrested on suspicion
of having furnished Ernst with the re
volvers. Cashel was to have been
hanged Tuesday next. He is 21 years
A CANAL TO THE GULF.
Kansas nnd Oklahoma Implement
Dealers Fostering; a Scheme for
Wichita, Kan., Dec. 12. Just before
it adjourned yesterday afternoon the
Southern Kansas and Oklahoma Hard
ware and Implement Dealers' associa
tion adopted a resolution recommend
ing that congress make appropriation
for a survey with a view to building a
canal from the headwaters of the Mis
souri river through the Dakotas, Ne
braska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas
for the purpose of" affording better
transportation to the gulf at cheaper
rates than can be had at present. It
also was urged that the country
through which it would pass would be
given a chain of lakes and reservoirs
to be used for irrigating purposes.
A Tiny Baby.
Pueblo, Col., Dec. 12. Mr. and Mrs.
Herndon, of this city, are the proud
parents of what is thought to be the
tiniest baby girl in the world. The
"midget" was born November 27, and
when six days old weighed 29 ounces.
Its finger measures one-half inch and
its foot lz inches. Mother and babe
are at the city hospital. On account
of the daintiness of the latter, it was
thought best to procure an incubator,
so sufficient and regular heat might
Wichita-Fort Smith Line Chartered.
Guthrie, Ok., Dec. 12 The Wichita,
Oklahoma & Indian Territory Railway
company, of Perry, Ok., with a capital
stock of $6,000,000, was chartered here
to construct a line from Wichita, Kan.,
through the counties of Sumner, Sedg
wick and Harper, Kan., thence through
Garfield, Grant, Noble and Payne coun
ties in Oklahoma, and through the
Creek, Cherokee and Choctaw nations,
in Indian territory, to Fort Smith, Ark.,
a distance of 300 miles.
Arrease and Condition of Wheat.
Washington, Dec. 12. The returns
to the chief of the bureau of statistics
of the department of agriculture indi
cate that the newly seeded area of
winter wheat is about 32,000,000 acres,
a decrease of six per cent, from the
area estimated to have been sown in
the fall of 1S02. The condition of
winter wheat on December 1 was 86.6,
as compared with 99.7 in 1902, 86.7 in
1901 and a nine year average of 92.7.
Resolutions by Anti-Saloon League.
Washington, Dec. 12. The American
Anti-Saloon league yesterday adopted
the report of the committee on resolu
tions. These pronounced the saloon
to be the greatest criminal the world
l.as known. Congress was commended
for refusing to repeal the anti-canteen
law and asked to further appropriate
tor post exchanges and furnish suit
able places for recreation and amuse
ments for the soldiers.
Wheat Rot tine in Kansas.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 12. Three
million bushels ot- wheat are Etored
in over-crowded elevators, open
wagons and on the ground in Elli3
county, Kan., because the Union Pa
cific cannot move them to Kansas City,
according to John Schlyer, grain and
implement dealer at Hays City.
Cement Plant at Fort Scott Burned.
Fort Scott, Kan., Dec. 12. The Fort
Scott Hs'draulic Cement company's
plant here was entirely destroyed by
fire yesterday evening. The plant was
the oldest cement mill In eastern Kan
sas and much of the cement used in
Missouri and Kansas was made there.
The Blairs Leave for Florida.
St. Louis, Dec. 12. It was learned
last night that Mr. and Mrs. James L.
Blair quietly left the Mullanphy hos
pital Thursday night, drove to the
union station and departed for some
point in Florida, presumably Eustis.
Thrashing Machine Killed Two.
Hutchinson, Kan., Dec. 12. William
Bradburn, 35, was instantly killed and
I. B. Moore, 50, fatally injured by be
ing crushed .between a thrashing en
gine and a wheat separator yesterday
Burglar Killed at Newton, la.
Newton, la., Dec. 12. Lars Lunds,
claiming St Paul (Minn.) as his home.
was shot and killed as he was in the
act of burglarizing the home of Henry
Alaska Needs Home BnUders.
Washington, Dec. 12. Gov. Brady,
of Alaska, in his annual report to the
secretary of the interior, urges provi
sions for Alaska's representation by a
delegate in congress and says that
Alaska's main need is for pioneers and
Her Twin Brother Held.
Rising Sun, Ind., Dec. -42. Miss
Elizabeth Gillespie, the young woman
who was shot by an unknown assassin
while she was sitting by the window
of her home two days ago, is dead
and her twin brother is held.
HANNA GIVES "CUE.
National Chairman Tells Repub
licans to 'Stand Pat."
Says Success Will Come Only by Consistent
Indorsement or the Party's Creed Ev
ery State Kepresented at the
Committee Meet!:: sr.
Washington, Dec. 12. The republi
can national committee began its ini
tial meting preparatory to the presi
dential campaign of 1904 at the Arling
ton hotel at noon Thursday. The com
mittee, which was called to order by
Chairman Hanna, represented every,
6tate and territory, either by the regu
lar member or by proxy, except Hawaii.
When Senator Hanna called the
meeting to order he was greeted with
a round of applause? He expressed
briefly his thanks to the committee for
the work in the campaign of 1900, say
ing: "I desire to thank the members
of this committee for their hearty and
loyal co-operation in the campaign for
which service they were chosen by the
convention in that year. From a per
sonal standpoint it is a pleasure to me
to make this acknowledgment of unan
imous support on the part of this com
mittee in that campaign. All of in
terest to the republican party that
centers in this meeting can be told
in one word, that is 'success.' And all
that is necessary to bring about that
result is to stand pat upon the princi
ples and policies of that party." This
statement was greeted with hearty ap
plause. Chairman Hanna explained
that all the meetings of the committee
would be public except at the meeting
Saturday, when balloting for a place
to hold the next convention would take
A communication was received from
S. R. Palmer, of Porto Rico, represent
ing the American federal party, and
related its associatoin with the re
publican party. It was stated that as
long as Porto Rico was governed by
the Foraker act, it could not be con
nected with the politics of the United
States as Porto Ricans were not rec
ognized as citizens of the United
TO FACE HIS CREDITORS. -
Grant Gillett. a Fugitive for Many Years,
Makes a Statement at Fostorla. O.,
Ills Present Home.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 12. Grant
Gillett,' who, in his time, was the most
picturesque cattle plunger in the west,
for the last five years a fugitive in Mex
ico, is in the United States, and will
soon visit Kansos City. In a telegram
from Fostoria, O., to the Star he says
he will .come back and try to settle
with his creditors if they can reach an
understanding. At least two creditors
have known where he was for several
days. One met him in New York, the
other has been in correspondence with
him since October. It is understood by
stockmen that in his reference to a
creditor representative who is author
ized to speak for him he means Frank
Cooper, who was one of the largest
creditors who suffered from Gillett's
LIGHTS FOR WORLD'S FAIR.
Three Hundred Thonsand Incandescent
Electric Lamps for the Grounds Alone
Arc Lights for Interior of Buildings.
St. Louis, Dec. 12. The sketch plans
for the lighting of the world's fair
grounds and buildings have been com
pleted, and following their completion
the board of directors has approved
the contract made with the General
Electric company for 300,000 incan
descent lamps at 13.6 cents each. This
is a greater number than" has ever
been used at former expositions. Some
idea of the distribution of the lamps
may be gained when it is known that
12,000 lamps are to be placed on the
palace of education alone. The in
terior of the exhibit palaces, which are
to be closed at sunset, will be lighted,
with arc lights for patrol purposes.
Panama Prepares for Election.
Panama, Dec. 12. The principal
work of a political nature now occu
pying the attention of the junta con
sists in preparations to call a conven
tion and to proceed with the election
of members of the house of repre
sentatives, etc. Efforts are being,
made to hold the convention February
3, three months after the declaration
of independence of Panama.
Millions for the Orient Line.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 12. A. E.
Stilwell, president of the Orient rail
road, has returned from Europe, where
he says he added $5,000,000 to the
amount already subscribed by Holland
ers for the building of the line.
A Call to the "Allied" Party.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec 12. Jo A. Par
ker, chairman, has called the national
executive committee of the allied peo
ple's party to meet at St. Louis Feb
ruary 22, to decide upon time and place
for the national convention.
Oldest Member of W. K. C.
Ponca City, Ok., Dec. 12. Mrs. Mima
Jane Ruby, who died here at the age
of 97 years, was the oldest member of
the Women's Relief corps, auxiliary to
the G. A. R., in the United States.
Want Kesolnt'on on Disfranchisement.
Washington Dec. 12. The National
Afro-American council -appointed a
committee to wait on the platform com
mittee of the next republican national
convention and urge a resolution
against negro disfranchisement in, the
Santa Fe Shops at Lajunta Earned.
Lajunta, Col., Dec. 12. The Santa
Fe railroad shops here were destroyed
by fire Friday. Seven locomotives
were badly damaged. The loss is esti
mated at 550,000. .