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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 1G.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1904.
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The Power of
Ii Alone Is Able to Bring
Sermon by the "Highway
Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 17, 1904.
Text: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who
ometimes were far off, are made nigh by
the blood of Christ.'" Eph. 2:13.
IN separates from
God. The unre
dwells in the far
off country. Our
text tells us of
those who have
been brought from i
this far country by
Christ and made
nigh unto God.
Paul is writiDg to
and in a twofold
tense the Gentiles
-"-7 . were far from God.
Up to the coming of Christ into the
world and the fulfillment in Him of all
the Old Testament promises, God had
dealt with the Gentile world through
the children of Israel, His chosen peo
ple. The promises were first to the
Jews and through them to the Gentiles,
for in Abraham and his seed all the na
tions of the earth were to be blessed.
For this reason and in this sense the
Jews were near to God and the Gentiles
far off. But this "middle wall of parti
tion" was broken down by Jesus
Christ, and His sacrifice was without
reference to any particular people, tribe
or cation. "All had sinned and come
short of the glory of God," whether
Jews or Genliles. and all alike needed
redemption. Christ by the sacrifice on
the cross reconciled unto God both Jews
and Gentiles, and "came and preached
peace to the Gentiles which were afar
off, and to the Jews which were nigh."
And now "through Christ both Jews and
Gentiles have access by one Spirit unto
the Father. Now therefore the Gentiles
are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellow citizens with the saints, and of
the household of God." But, as Jesus de
clared to the Samaritan woman at Ja
cob's well, who was inclined to dispute
the claims of the Jews, "salvation was
of the Jews." The Jews held a pe
culiar and intimate relationship to
God. and through " them was accom
plished the wonderful scheme of re
demption. And God still has definite
plans and peculiar blessings for the
Jews. They have occupied and shall
yet occupy a unique and exalted place
in the marvelous fuufillment of proph
ecy. And because of the unmeasured
blessings which have come to the world
through the Jews, and because the Jews
are to be again gathered as a nation in
Palestine, and are to welcome as their
Messiah and King the One whom they
rejected and crucified because of all
this, the Christian of to-day. the Gen
tile Christian, ought to pray for the Jew
and for the peace of Jerusalem, "for they
shall prosper that love Thee." In the
above sense then the Jews were nigh
to God and the Gentiles afar off , but in
a broader and more general sense all
are far from God until brought nigh by
the blood of Christ.
MAN is far from God because of sin.
When God created man in His
own image it was for His (God's)
glory, and the purpose was that the rela
tionship between the Creator and the
created should be close and intimate.
Before sin entered into the world, God
came and walked in sweet fellowship
with Adam in the garden, but when
man by his own choice disobeyed God,
sin entered into the world, and separa
tion from God by reason of sin. The ex
pulsion from the garden he place
where God had walked arm in arm with
man and communed with him the shut
ting of the gate against him and the
placing of the guard of cherubims and
the flaming sword to keep the way of the
tree of life, all typify the awful fact of
separation from God by reason of sin.
Man henceforth was far from God. Sin
was the awful barrier which rose between
the holy, pure and righteous God, and
man. There are three facts in regard to
sin which must be emphasized: God's
hatred of sin, the certain punishment
of sin, and God's unchanged and un
changeable attitude towards tin. It is
as impossible for sin to abide in the
presenceof God ac it is for darkness to
come into the flooding light of the glo
rious sun. There is no sin in Heaven,
not even the most infinitesimal taint or
speck of sin, for God is there. This
marks the chief difference between earth
and Heaven. Sin Is in the earth, but
there is no sin in Heaven. It is abso
lutely impossible for it to gain entrance
there. And every soul that goes from
earth to Heaven must be cleansed and
purified from all sin before it can enter
GOD hates sin, and sin must be pun
ished. "The wages of sin is death."
God has never altered His decree.
Sin cannot escape the davouring wrath of
God any more than Sodom and Gomor
rah could escape the fire of God's judg
ment. And although God has been dealing
In patience and mercy with thisold world
for ages, and is still waiting for it to re
pent and be saved through faith in
Jesus ChriEt, His hatred of sin has not
grown less, nor has His judgment upon
sin been modified or changed in the least
degree. God changes not. But conceptions
of God do change, and there Is an easy
belief nowadays that God is too good
and loving to punish sin, and the one
who clings to sin. But this misconcep
tion, this lie of the devil (he began to
tell it away back in the garden, and he
has kept faithfully at it ever since) is
only another evidence of the fact that
In come respects the world is getting
the Sinner Back to God
and Byway " Preacher.
by J. M. Edson.)
farther and farther away from God as
the day of grace shortens, and the night
of judgment approaches. There is noth
ing in God's Word from Genesis to Rev
elation which gives warrant for believ
ing that God hates sin less, or that His
judgment upon sin has changed in the
BUT if God hates sin He loves the sin
ner, and He has never ceased in His
enoris 10 unng me sinner oacK into
fellowsb-ip with Him The sinner is far
from God, but God is not far from the
sinner, as He yearns over him and longs
to bring him back to Himself. When
Paul went into that great and cultured,
but wicked, city of Athens "his spirit
was stirred in him, when he saw the
city wholly given to idolatry." He
knew that the hearts of the people were
far from God, and yet in his great ser
mon on Mars hill, as he felt the heart
throb of God for the sinful and idola
trous people, he declared that God was
"not far from every one of us." He Is
near, so that He can hear the cry of
the penitent. He is near, and waits to
forgive sin and extend mercy. God's
love for sinners is attested by the fact
that He has provided a way of escape
for the sinner. He has wrought out a
scheme of redemption which does not
compromise his attitude towards sin
or set aside His judgment upon sin. And
this fact our text blessedly brings before
us. Far off from God we are by reason
of sin, brought nigh to God we may be
by the cleansing power of Jesus' blood.
Far off from God not because a way back
to Him has not been provided, but
far from God because people
love darkness rather than light, and
because they prefer to dwell in the far
off country of sin and worldliness, in
stead of returning over the Jesus road
to the near country of blessed life and
fellowship with God. Far from God un
less the power of the precious blood of
Jesus has been felt to draw the soul
nigh unto God. Far from God, or near
to God. Two great divisions or classes.
To which group do you belong? Are
you with those who are separated from
God by reason of sin unforgiven, a
Saviows spurned, or do your glad feet
stand with the great redeemed throng
upon the everlasting rock Christ Jesus,
whose blood has cleansed you from all
sin and made you lit to come into the
presence of God?
FAR from God! Who can measure all
that this means? Not many weeks
ago there died in one of the cheap
lodging houses of Chicago, a poor, mis
erable moral and ph3'sical wreck of a
man. In the pocKet 01 his ragged coat
was found a request that a certain man in
a certain city be notified in case of death.
This was done and he came and took the
remains away. The dead man was the
son of a wealthy banker, whose name
the friend would not divulge. He had
left home and wandered far from his fa
ther's care and love. Far off in Chicago
he was friendless and homeless a mis
erable, wretched, despised and worthless
outcast; suffering and in want while
alive, dying alone and unattended. Far
off from home and father. It might have
been different if he had willed it so.
Home might have sheltered him; friends
might have cared for him. Comfort and
plenty might have been his portion if he
had so chosen. But being far from
home meant all of misery and wretched
ness and degradation which the world
could give. Oh, what a difference it made
with him because he was far from home,
and oh, what a difference it makes with
the life that is far from God! And every
life is far from God unless it has been
brought nigh by the blood of Jesus
Christ. Far from God we find the world
with all her allurements, with all her
ambitions, all her pleasures, her power
and her activities; yes, and her woes and
heart aches, her troubles and suffering,
her wickedness and crime. We find the
devil there going to and fro through the
earth, enticing, deluding, destroying, de
vouring. Far from God we find every
thing with the stamp of sin upon it. Far
from God are dangers, privations, un
satisfied longings death. The prodigal
son knew what it meant to be far from
his father's house. It meant drinking
to the bitter dregs the cup of sin. It
meant disgrace, destitution, suffering
and would have meant death If he had
remained in the far country. Far from
God means the darkn ess of sin. It means
that this life is all that the soul Is to
enjoy. It may mean ease and plenty,
pleasures and honor, riches and power
such as the world can give, and give in
abundance, sometimes, but the limits
of this life mark the end of all that
the world can give. Far from God means
that for the soul there is nothing beyond.
Far from God means eternal death, "for,
lo, they that are far from Thee shall
JESUS felt the agony of that separa
tion from God as He hung on the
cross and became sin for us. The
intense mental suffering of that hour is
indicated by the broken-hearted cry of
Jesus: "My God. my God. why hast
Thou forsaken Me?" As the weight of
the world's sin rolled upon His sinless
shoulders, God turned from Him. Did
you ever try to understand what those
words. "He became 6in for us," mean?
Did you ever realize that in the instant
that the sinless Christ became sin for
us in that instant God, His Father,
turned from Him, for God hates sin", He
cannot permit it in His presence? Jesus,
the sinless man, the Son of God, the one
who perfectly kept the law of God and
was entitled to entrance to Heaven, sepa-
rated from God, because of the Bin He
was carrying for you and me, and bear
ing the punishment of that sin in His
death, In order that We might not know
the awful nees of final and eternal separa
tion from God, but might be brought
back to fellowship with God and a place
with Him In Heaven. Jesus knew what
separation from God meant In order that
we might never have to know the awful
cess of that experience. We know what
God's Word tells us of It That it means
darkness, and awful agony, and weeping
and gnashing of teeth; that it means hell
and hell's torment. But, blessed be God !
we do not have to know by actual ex
perience. Jesus has become sin for us
He suffered death on the cross and paid
the penalty once and for all for sin, and
"now, in Christ Jesus, we who sometimes
were far off are made nigh by the blood
HO are made nigh? Those who will
receive the cleansing power of
Jesus' blood. Christ has made
atonement for the sin of all the world
and the efficacy of that atonement Is only
limited by the extent to which it is re
ceived by the world. Those who are
made nigh to God are those who have re
ceiYed the Lord Jesus as Saviour, who by
faith have accepted the fact of atone
ment for sin as the only way of salvation
It is a blood-washed throng, whose gar
ments are made spotless. None other
may come there. The test is not church
membership. It is not family connec
tions, a good pedigree. The Jews pleaded
that argument with Jesus, but because
they were of the seed of Abraham did
not insure their salvation. It Is not good
works. Perhaps that is what the stran
ger wore who got Into the marriage sup
per without the wedding garment on
Certainly he was very bold in coming
there in the garments he had prepared
for himself, and he must have encour
aged himself in thai belief that he had
as good a right there as anyone else
But when the Lord of that supper con
fronted him he was speechless, and be
cause he lacked the spotless garments
which only the Bridegroom could give
him he was cast into outer darkness.
Different religious bodies may have dif
ferent tests which admit to membership
but there is only one thing which will
admit the eoul into the blessed presence
of God, and give it a place in Heaven;
It is the cleansing blood of Jesus. And
those who are thus purified are admitted
to blessed fellowship with God here in
this life and also In the life to come.
great tribulation, and have
washed their robes and made
them white in the blood of the
Lamb." "There is a - paradox,'
says Dr. McLaren, the great Eng
lish preacher. "Red blood makes
black robes white. It is like some of the
apparent pieces of magic that you can
see performed in some of our dye-houses
nowadays. There is nothing else that
will touch my guilt except that one great
sacrifice offered once for all for a world's
sins, for your sins and mine. There is
nothing else that will deliver me from
the dominion of my own evil, except the
power of the life and love of Jesus Christ
planted in my heart, and there bringing
forth the fruits of righteousness. There
is an old legend which says that the
only thing that could melt adamant was
the blood of a pure lamb. I believe that
the one power which brings forgiveness
and forgiveness is not mere impunity
is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. And I
know that the one power which, trans
fused into a man's- life, can make him
live soberly, righteously, and godly Is
that blood which is the life of Christ
Himself imparted to us. So, then, that
which no man can do for himself, and
no man can do for any others, and with
out which all else that is done by us for
ourselves or for others is inadequate to
the necessities of the case, is done,
blessed be God ! for us in that shed blood
of Him who in death bore the sins of.
and in life imparts righteousness to, the
THE power of sin is awful. It sepa
rates from God. It curses and en
thralls in thia life. It dooms to
everlasting death. And only Jesus' blood
can break that power, only Jesus' blood
can deliver from its blighting influence,
only Jesus blood can deliver from death
and hell. And, blessed be the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! we
who sometimes' were far off have been
made nigh by His precious blood.
"Precious, precious blood of Jesus
Shed on Calvary,
Shed forTebels, shed for sinners,
Shed for me.
"Precious blood, that hath redeemed us!
All the price is paid;
Perfect pardon now is offered.
Peace is made.
"Precious, precious blood of Jesus,
Let it make thee whole;
Let it flow in mighty cleansing
O'er thy eoul.
"Though thy sins are red like crimson,
Deep in scarlet glow,
Jesus' precious blood can make them
White as snow.
"Precious, precious blood of Jesus,
Ever flowing free!
O believe it. O receive it,
'Tis for thee."
To maintain a 6teady and unbroken
mind, amidst all the shocks of adversity,
forms the highest honor of men. Af
flictions supported by patience and sur
mounted by fortitude give the last fin
ishing stroke to the-heroic and virtu
ous character. Thus the vale of tears
becomes the theater of human glory;
that dark cloud presents all the beau
ties in the bow of virtue. Moral grand
eur, like the sun, is brighter in the
day of the storm, and never is so truly
sublime as when struggling through
the darkness of an eclipse. Patience
is the guardian of faith, the preserver of
peace, the cherisher of love, the teach
er of humility. Patience governs the
flesh, strengthens the spirit, sweetens
the temper, stifles anger, extinguishes
nvy, subdues pride; she bridles the
tongue, restrains the hand, tramples
upon temptations, endures persecutions.
Royal Path of Life.
OUT OF ORDINARY
An Execution Preceded By a Public
APiLUNIQUE EVENT IN MISSOURI
Five Hundred Citizens or Adair
County Filed Through tlie Sher
iff's Office and Hade John
Kirksville Mo., Jan. 16. John Rob
inson waa hanged, Friday, by the sher
iff. The witnesses were numerous, the
execution of the death sentence was
Bimply, regularly and expeditiously
performed. All of Adair county want
ed to see the hanging, but the sheriff
would not permit a larger number to
be present than the law allows.
When Robinson heard that the num
ber of witnesses was to be limited he
Bent for the sheriff and asked permis
sion to bid his friends farewell. He
said that his acquaintances included
nearly everj-body in the county, and he
wanted to Eee as many of them as he
The sheriff consented, and let it be
known that Robinson would be in his
office yesterday afternoon. Hundreds
came into town from the county in the
hope of seeing the condemned murder
er, and all were eager to attend the re
ception in the sheriff's office.
The Crowd Filed Past.
When the line was formed Robinson
was brought from his cell, guarded by
deputies and placed between two doors
writh a deputy on either side. Then the
curious were permitted to file by and
shake his hand. He was nervous at
first, but distinctly pleased to see fa
miliar faces. As each person ap
proached he extended his hand, and
shook the hand of the person with a
firm grasp. He said little beyond greet
ing his friends and "good-by" as they
Occasionally a man or woman of re
ligious convictions would ask him if
he was prepared to die, and he would
answer that he was at peace with the
world, and believed that he had been
forgiven for the murder of his father
in-law, George Conkle, whom he nad
called to the door of his store and shot
because of trouble over money matters.
Enjoyed Ilia Position.
As the time passed ho grew more
composed, and showed evidence of en
joying his position as the center of at
traction. His greetings and good-bys
were heartier, and occasionally he add
ed a few words of warning.
"Take warning by me, Jim, and don't
"Live a good life, if you don't want
to be where I am."
"Make your peace with the Lord be
fore its too late."
Ilobinson the Leant Affected.
Most of the persons in line were too
obsorbed in gazing at him to appre
ciate what he was saying or to reply.
They were far more affected than Rob
inson. It is estimated that 500 persons shook
the condemned man's hand. He com
plained humorously that his wrist waa
Bore. When the line having passed, he
was led back to his cell. He spent part
of the night in prayer, then lay down
and slept calmly until awakened for
the journey to the gallows.
ARRIVED JUST ON TIME.
THii el y Itencne From Death by Fire
of Three Von ok Children at
East St. Louis, 111.
St. Iouis, Jan. 16. Three employes
of the Southern railroad, noticing a
fiercely-burning fire ouside the city
limits of East St. Louis, HI., Thursday
night, boarded a switch engine, and
running it at high rate of speed, ar
rived at the scene in time to save three
young children of the family of Walter
Smith from burning to death.
The fire, which entirely destroyed
four frame dwelling houses, started
about twelve o'clock Thursday night.
The fire department, because of the bad
roads, were unable to get to the fire.
A CAUSE OF AMAZEMENT.
Government Official Amaied At the
Extent of Fraudulent Election
Practices in St. Louis.
St. Louis, Jan. 16. After spending
four days investigateing naturalization
frauds in St. Louis, C. V. C. Van Deu-
sen, special examiner from the depart
ment of justice at Washington, D. C,
departed for New Orleans.
Mr. Van Deusen said he was amazed
at the extent of fraudulent election
practices in St Louis, and that he
would recommend to the deparment In
Washington the appointment of an ad
ditional attorney to co-operate with
United States Attorneys Ttypr and Nor
ton! in the prosecution of the naturali
zation fraud cases.
Noted Microieopiit Dead.
Chicago, Jan. 16. Dr. Henry L. Tol-
man, who had a national reputation as
a microscopist, is dead, aged 55 years.
In the capacity of miscrscopic expert.
Tolman was a witness in the Davis
heirship case in Montana, and other
John Jf. Jevrett.
Chicago, Jan. 16. John N. Jewett, a
prominent lawyer of Chicago, Is dead.
He was 76 years old, and had prac
ticed law In Chicago since 1856. He
was president of the Chciage Historic!
CAUGHT AT PRINCETON, B. C.
Henry Herbert Piggott and the Wom
an He Eloped With Arrested.
Said to Hay Disappeared From
Philadelphia, In lOOt, With Half
a Million Dollars.
Chicago, Jan. 16. A dispatch to the
Tribune from Denver, Col., says:
Henry Herbert Piggott, who achieved
notoriety, in 1901, by eloping from
Philadelphia to Denver with Charlotte
Bryan, his wife's niece, disappearing,
it is claimed, with funds estimated at
more than $500,000, has been arrested
with the woman at Princeton, B. C. The
capture was effected after, a long chase
on dog sleds through a wild, moun
tainous country. Piggott asked to be
allowed his liberty on condition of giv
ing up the documents, but , he was
turned over to the police. Papers rep
resenting $500,000 were found by the
DECLINES TO DIVULGE CHARGE.
The Officer Who Arrested IMffgott
Keeps His Own Counsel.
Colorado Springs, Col., Jan. 16. De
tective Schultz, of this city, who arrest
ed Henry Herbert Piggott, formerly of
Philadelphia, at Princeton, B. C, de
clines to divulge the charge on which
the prisoner is held, although he in
sists he has' made an Important cap
ture. It has been reported that there
was a judgment against Piggott for
$19,000 obtained in a case In which he
was charged with fraudulent dealings
in the administration of the estate of
John C. Reading, of Philadelphia, but
the officials of that city say they have
no warrant for his arrest on any
charge. No credence is placed in the re
port that Piggott had bonds and pa
pers valued at $500,000 when arrested.
WAS NOT LONG AT LARGE.
Georgre Herman, the Piratical Pris
oner Who Escaped at Cebn,
Was Soon Recaptured.
Manila, Jan. 16. George Herman,
whose escape from prison in Cebu was
reported, Thursday, was not long at
large. A vigorous search was made
for the escaped man, who had estab
lished a reputation as a dangerous
man, during his. flight from Mindanao,
with money belonging to the govern
ment, which led to his Incarceration.
Within a few hours the searchers were
successful in effecting his capture.
Received With Open Arms.
Manila, Jan. 16. Rt Rev. J. J. Harty,
the newly-appointed Catholic archbish
op of Manila, arrived here Friday. A
monster reception has been arranged
for Saturday for him.
The Gunboat Quiras Floated.
Manila, Jan. 16. News has just been
received here that the United States
gunboat Quiros, which recently went
ashore on the coast of Borneo, has been
floated with little damage to the ves
sel. FOUND CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Horrible Fate of Henry Bauer, En
gineer of the Rialto Build
in ar in St. Louis.
St. Louis, Jan. 16. Henry Bauer,
night engineer of the Rialto builcUng,
was missed, Thursday night, by the
janitor, who observed that the " steam
had run down. A visit to the basement
to discover the cause revealed the ab
sence of Bauer, and a search for him
followed. He was found crushed to
death between the platform of a hy
draulic elevator used to raise ashes
from the basement, and a wooden ledge
five feet below the sidewalk. He had
been dead for some time. How he got
there will probably never be known.
CAR BARN AND CARS BURNED.
Heavy Los Sustained By the Coney
Island & Brooklyn Railroad
Co. by Fire.
New York, Jan. 16. The three-story
car barn and about 50 cars of the
Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad
Co., " in Brooklyn, were destroyed by
fire Friday, the fire threatening the
safety of the adjoining powerhouse and
putting a number of Brooklyn car lines
out of commission for several hours.
Three men were injured, but not fatal
ly. The loss is estimated at from $100,
000 to $125,000.
The building destroyed occupied an
RESULT OF A MINE CAVE-IN.
One Man Dead and Two More Will
Die at Frankfort, Will
Bloomington, 111., Jan. 16. A special
to the Bulletin from Frankfort, 111.,
eays that three miners of Colfax, Mc
Lean county, were fatally injured by a
cave-in in a new shaft of the mine at
Frankfort, Will county, Friday.
Charles Fells was almost Instantly
killed and James Nickerson and John
Seymour were so badly hurt that they
can not live.
To Fill MeClellan'a Vacancy.
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 16. Gov. Odell
has called a special election to be
held in the Twelfth congressional dis
trict on February 23, to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation of
George B. McClellan, now mayor of
National Live Stock Association.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 16. The sev
enth annual convention of the Nation
al Live Stock association adjourned
Friday afternoon to meet in Denver
next year. -T. J. Hagenbarth, of Utah,
was elected president.
Negress Turns White.
Sallie Phillips, colored, living in
Nashville, is undergoing tie remark
able experience of changing color.
From a genuine black her body and
Jmbs have within the last twelve
Years become white, not gradually,
but by the appearance and growth of
spot's. Her face is now undergoing
the process. The change began
twelve years ago, when a small white
spot appeared on the woman's breast.
Soon thers appeared, growing
larger and larger. She finally con
sulted a physician, who pronounced
her case one of leucoderma, and as
sured her it was not dangerous. Her
health remained good, and, as she
expresses it, she has since been "more
cur'us that scairt."
The woman is now almost entirely
white, with the exception of her fin
gers from the middle joint to the
tips and parts of her face. While
her upper lip is that of a negro, the
lower has all the apepa ranee of a
white person's. Where the color has
changed the skin has every appear
ance of health. The woman is em
ployed as a sick nurse and cook.
Back to Jackson.
Rev. George Burgoyne Howard,
who has been in the house of correc
tion at Detroit, Mich., several years
for swindling, and whose trial in
Jackson at that time created such a
sensation, will be brought back to
Jackson when, his time is out in
February to be tried by the United
States postal authorities for subor
nation of perjury. Howard was a
well known Baptist preacher and
was pastor of the First Baptist
Church in Jackson. He swindled
'many persons out of money through
6tories of fictitious English estates.
Miners Win Damage Suits.
Sixteen damage cases against the
Coal Creek Coal Company and G.
M. Camp, superintendent, for al
leged misrepresentations made to' se
cure a party of miners brought to
Coal Creek from St. Louis on De
cember 4 last, were decided in favor
of the miners in a justice court at
Coal Creek last week. A judgment
for $250 and all costs was rendered
in each case. The company will ap
peal. The Fraterville mine of the
Coal Creek Coal Company is now be
ing operated, a force of detectives
and deputy sheriffs being on guard.
Polk Kills Himself.
John Houston Polk, Jr., aged 28
years, shot and killed himself last
week, at his fathers house in Naah
villle. Mr. Polk was popular in so
ciety and a member of the famous
Tennessee family of that name. Sui
cide has been suggested, but the pop
ular opinion is that the shooting was
accidental. The ball entered the
back of the head and death followed
an hour later.
Has At Last Resigned.
Theo. F. King last week tendered
to Gov. Frazier his resignation of
the comptrollership, to take effect
March 19. There are already two
applicants for the place, ex-Senator
Frank Dibrell, of White count', and
Leon Trousdale, of Davidson. It is
not known when the governor will
fill the place.
New Gin for Gleason.
A stock company, composed of
several of the leading men of Glea
son, will erect an up-to-date cotton
gin, with all of the latest improved
machinery. It will be backed by
men of means, who realize the need
of a good gin in that plaeerv Thi3
will only be three gins for Gleason.
Small Child Dead.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Holbrook, of Brownsville,
died last week. The little one had
measles which turned into pneumo
nia. No arrangements have yet
been made for its interment.
Chairman Baptist Resigns.
N. W. Baptist, chairman of the
railroad commission, last week re
signed as chairman and J. N. Mc
Kenzie was chosen his successor.
The motive was Col. Baptist's retire
ment from office at the end of his
Measles Caused His Death.
The 12-3'ear-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Rufus Walker, of Trezevant,
died last week of measles, which he
had contracted a few days before in
a severe form. Others in the fam
ily have the malady.
Vill Have 10,000 Spindles.
The stockholders of the Hum
boldt Cotton Mills met last week and
decided to increase the mill to dou
ble its present capacity. At the
meeting of the stockholders one
year ago the capacity was then in
creased to double the original ca
pacity and with the present increase
the mill will have 10,000 spindles.
The mill is equipped with" the very
latest improved machinery and the
promoters are confident of contin
Gathering in the Exhibit.
Secretary Enloe and Assistant
Secretary Wallace, of the World's
Fair Commission, are making ar
rangements to immediately gather
in the exhibits which have been
promised. They have been prom
ised adequate displays of agricul-i
ture, horticulture and mineral exhib
its and the effort will now be made
to see that every county is represent
ed in the best way, the agricultural
counties by their best products and
the mining counties by representa
tive displays. The exhibits will be
stored at the terminal station at
Nashville until shipped to St. Louis.
Family Narrowly Escaped.
A residence belonging to W. J.
King, at Hico,.five miles northwest
of Huntingdon, was destroyed by.
fire a few nights ago, with nearly alii
cf its contents. One of the occu-j
pants of the house placed a lamp on
a chair beside the bed and went to
sleep. The lamp in some .way was
overturned and the blaze following'
ignited the house. The loss was
about $500 with no insurance. Thej
family who occupied the house had'
narrow escapes in getting out of the
Thought Shell a Blank.
Sadie Curry, aged eight years,
while sleeping on a bed wherein were
two small boys playing with a shot
gun, was shot and instantly killed in
Jackson last week. Philip Scottf
placed a shell in the gun which he
thought was blank and fired at her."
The side of her head was blown off
and she never regained conscious
ness. Playing With Pistols.
Ransom Irwin, a 14-year-old
white boy, was shot and instantlyi
killed in Knoxvillc last week by a'
negro boot black, aged 13. Irwin
was a clerk in a fruit store, and the
two boys were playing with pistols'
while the proprietor had gone to sup
per. Both thought that they had
unlaued weapons, but when-the-ns
gro flapped his it exploded and the
ball crashed through Irwin's brain.
D. H. Nixon, who has been the
manager for the Cumberland Tel
ephone Company for the past two or
three years in Knoxville,' has re
signed his position and will go to
Chattanooga, where he will be the
manager of the exchange in that
city. W. K. Boardman, of Lexing
ton, K, goes to Knoxvillc as the
manager in that city.
Fire a few days since at the large
printing establishment of S. B.
Newman & Co., in Knoxville, totally
destroyed the bindery of the plant.
Damage was done to the press room
and printing departments by water.
The firemen did excellent work in
subduing the flames. The loss was
about $12Q00, with insurance of
Daughters Pass Resolutions.
The Daughters of the Confeder
acy of Knoxville held a memorial
meeting last week to pay tribute to
the memory of the late Gen. John
B. Gordon. A committee was named
to draft resolutions lamenting the
death of the South's hero and states
man. Known in Knoxville.
Manley Houser, the young sol
dier who was shot by a comrade re
cently at Columbia,- where he has
been stationed for some time, is well
known in Knoxville. He was a for
mer resident of that citv, and has
brothers and sisters who live there.
It has been learned that his condi
tion is regarded as critical.
Fire at Rutherford.
The beautiful home of Squire A.
H. Taylor, in Rutherford, was
burned last week. The house and
entire contents were completely de
stroyed, as there was no one at home
except Mr. Taylor and the roof was
near falling in when the fire was dis
covered. Ix6s about $3,000, insur
ance $1,000. -
At a meeting of the board of di
rectors of the Nashville, Chattanoo
ga & St. Louis railroad a few days
since, a 2 per cent semi-annual divi
dend, payable on February 1, wa3
declared. This is the first dividend
declared since 1898.
At a called meeting of N. B. Forrest-Camp
held in Chattanooga last week, res
olutions were adopted on the death
of Gens. Gordon and Longstreet. A,
large delegation left for Atlanta to.
attend Gen. Gordon's funeral.
Died of Whooping Cough. V
The little 8-year-old daughter' of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pool died last
week at the home of her parents east
of Jackson of whooping cough.