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Sermon toy tb "Highway
(Cop right. 190,
Chicago, Sunday, March 13, 1904.
Text: "All things are yours and ye
are Christ's; and Christ is God's." I. Cor.
3:21, 1. c, and 23.
HE salvation of the
sinner is a marvel
ous and mighty
work of God
Jesus, but the con
dition and theprivi
leges of the re
deemed sinner in
Christ Jesus are
even more marvel
ous. The "unsearchable riches of Christ
belong to His followers, and are
freely and fully placed at their dis
posal. Paul says: "All things are
yours." And then he goes on to enu
merate what those "all things" include.
Paul was theirs to teach them the full
liberty in Christ Jesus. Apollos was
theirs to stir and animate them with his
eloquence. Peter was theirs to nerve
and fire them with his courage. In fact
every authorwas theirs to impart to them
some treasure of the Divine Kingdom.
The world was theirs to win and possess
for Christ. This life was theirs in all of
Its fullness to live for Christ. Things
present and things to come were all to
be counted theirs because this present
state and the glory of the next were all
planned of God for the good of His saints,
and the salvation of the world. And
even death itself, which seems to come
like a tyrant death is theirs in Christ,
their minister to lead to a higher life.
Gre.it possessions, surely. Carnegie,
Rockefeller, the VanderbiHs, the Roths
childs, and others of the world's rich can
count their possessions in the hundreds
of millions of shining yellow gold dol
lars, and the burdens of the rich in car
ing tor and keeping and handling these
vast riches are heavy upon them, but
the possessions of the Christian are in
finitely greater, for "all things" are his.
If it is true, as it certainly is, let us
prayerfully and earnestly seek to learn
in what way it is true, and what it should
mean to the Christian because it is true.
FIRST of all we want to remind you
that the . Christian cannot boast
thai it is by his own thrift and en
ergy and astuteness that he becomes
possessed of "all things." Carnegie
can point you back to a time in his
cansr when he did not have a dollar
whi;h he could call his own. and then
lie ;?an lead you step by step from
Bpool boy in the factory through the
successive stages of engineer in the
factory, messenger boy, telegraph op
erator, railroad . man. stockholder in
the first sleeping car company, iron
masier and then retired capitalist with
a gigantie steel corporation as a mon
ument to his great energies and abili
ties He can remind you of all this,
and proudly say: "See the vast prop
erty s, and wealth which I have by my
owr energies, and thrift, and keen
financial and business foresight, ac
quired." But the Christian cannot
maka any such claim as he points to
the declaration of Scripture that "all
thir.gs" are his. His great possessions
are inherited. He has a rich Father,
wh'j bequeaths through the only begot
ten Son to His adopted sons His pos
se sjions. A rich Heavenly Father.
Yet., rich, for all things belong- to Him.
Th psalmist sings:
"Tl.. f.irth i. the Lord's, and the full
Th world, they that tfwell therein."
Ar.d Faul quotes that passage in this
very letter to the Corinthians from
which our text is taken. A rich Heav
enly Father, who has created all
things, and who, despite the seeming
contradiction of the claim in the world
to-.!ary, possesses all things. And be- i
cause the Heavenly Father possesses
all things. His true children have a
rigl't to claim heirship, and share in
Ihoe riches. The daughter of Andrew
Caincgie, although she .cannot claim
that a single dollar of her father's vast
wc.il th was acquired by any effort or
help of her own, has a right to claim a
share in those riches, 'jecause she is
his daughter. She has a right to an
Inheritance as his child and the courts
of the world would sustain her claim.
Anl it is so with the Christian. "All
things" are his because they belong to
ANOTHER thing- to remember in
connection with this inheritance is
that God does not carelessly turn over
to His children the free and unre
strained possession of "all things."
He gives to His children of things
temporal and things spiritual, as fully
and freely as is for their good, and
as will supply their need. But He
never divides the patrimony and lets
the willful, and pleasure-seeking son
go off into the far country to spend It
in riotous living. The son of many
a rich father is cursed instead of
blessed by the wealth which is placed 1
in hi3 hands. But the "all things" of
Gcd are not thus given to the Chris
tian to be misused and abused. The
Father maintains the active adminis
tration of His possessions, but never
a demand is made on Him in faith
and the Holy Ghost by His children,
but that it is honored. God is
the administrator of both the temporal
and spiritual things, and commits them
to the use of His children only as in
His wisdom He sees that it is safe so to
do. And hereby the Christian is saved
the very great burden which otherwise
he would have to carry. God guards !
His treasures and they are safe. He
of the Christian
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gives as they are wisely and faithfully
used and the Christian is honored and
blessed in the use thereof.
rpiIE "all things" to which our text
1 refers are not only temporal
things, but are spiritual as well, in fact
as eternity outweighs time so do the
riches of the spiritual realm outweigh
those of the temporal realm. But the
"all things" means the things of this
life and the things of the life to come.
It means the earthy riches as well as
the riches of Heaven. George Meuller
realized that the "all things" which
were his meant not only Christlike
love which could go out and yearn over
the homeless orphans; it meant not
only the deep spiritual life, and the de
votion to the cause of his Lord, but it
meant also the gold, the houses and
the land, the furnishings and the food
which would shelter and feed and clothe
and educate the helpless little ones
which come under his care. The "all
things" meant all that was necessary of
this world's goods and of abilities and
spiritual attainments to carry on the
work of his orphanages. He had faith to
believe it and God committed to his
care in large measure things temporal
and things spiritual. Mr. Moody in
the glorious religious campaigns which
he conducted, in the schools which he
established, in the Y. M. C. A.'s and
churches which he wa3 instrumental
in founding, realized that the "all
things" included the financial means as
well as the spiritual power. Mr. Moody
had the ability when in commercial
life to make money. At the time he
went into religious work in Chicago
it was at the sacrifice of a very re
munerative position, and Mr. Moody
was too good a business man and had
too level a head to rush into the work
blindly and not know that the Lord
who had called him into the work, and
who was giving- him so fully and free
ly the spiritual gifts, was as able and
willing to supply the temporal needs.
He knew where money was needed In
the Lord's work the Lord would pro
vide the money, and He did, sometimes
in most astonishing ways. Mr. Moody
never faltered, he was never embar
rassed long or seriously financially.
He went straight ahead boldly carry
ing on the work of the Lord and know
ing that the "all things" which were
his would be supplied as he had need.
Yes, the "all things" means the tem
poral things, the silver and the gold,
and it means that which Is greater
the unsearchable riches of Christ.
BUT there are two matters impor
tant for us to consider at this
point. First, proving our title our
right to the "all things," and second,
taking possession of our inheritance.
It is true that "all things" belong to
the Christian. It is true that the "all
things" include all in this life and all
in the life to come. But the title to
the "all things" must be proved and
steps must be taken to become pos
sessed of them. The claimant to an
estate must prove his title, must show
that he is the rightful heir. If he can
establish the fact that he is a son his
share in the fortune is recognized by
the courts and he receives his portion.
If the Christian can prove his son
ship to God the Father, Uien does he
become an heir, an heir to all that the
Father has to give. Now there are
two kinds of sons. Sons by rieht of
birth, and sons by right of adoption.
The members of the human race are
not sons of God by right of birth. They
are the sons of Adam by operation of
the natural laws of progeniture. As
such they have no valid claim upon the
things of God. But the only begotten
Son of God, Christ Jesus, is rightful
heir to all things. He is the Son of
God by miraculous birth. He is God
incarnate in the flesh. John writes
His whole Gospel to proVe that "Jesus
is the Christ, the Son of God." All
the Scriptures depend upon the truth
of this one assertion. If it fails then
all else fails. Jesus is the Son of God,
and hence the rightful heir to all that
God has in Heaven and on earth.
BUT if man is not a son of God by
birth he may become such by adop
tion. God's Word is plain and clear
on this point. "As many as received
Him (Jesus) to them gave He the
power to become the sons of God, even
to them that believe on His name."
"As many as are led by the Spirit' of
God, these are the sons of GoL" And
to be led by the Spirit of God means
to believe on the One about whom the
Spirit has been sent into the world to
testify. And John in his epistle bursts
forth in an ecstacy of spiritual joy:
"Behold what manner of love th
Father hath bestowed upon u that we
should be called the sons of God. .
Beloved now are we the sons of God!"
Paul in Ephesians speaks of God as
haviTig planned our "adoption as sons
through Jesus Christ," and In the
fourth chapter of Galatians he maks
the point very plain. He declares:
"When the fullness of the time came,
God sent forth His Son, bcrn of a wom
an, born under the law, that He might
redeem them that were under the law,
that we might receive the adoption of
sons." And this work of redemption
which God has accomplished through
His Son has made thoee who believe
upon the Son son of God by adoption,
"and because ye are sons, God sent
forth the Spirit of His Son into our
hearts, crying Abba Father. So that
thou art uo longer a bondservant but
a son; , and if a son, then an heir
through God." "Heirs of God, and
joint heirs "with Christ" So much for
the validity of the claim of the Chris
tian to a share in the "all things"
which are found in God.
THE heir having proved his right to
the estate, the next step is to be
come actually possessed of it It is
easy for the Christian to claim that
"all things" are his, but it is quite an
other thing to have it so in very truth.
Certain conditions must be met by the
Christian before he can claim that all
things belong to him. One is surren
der and the other faith. He must be
long to Christ, and he must have faith
if he would discover the secret spring
which opens the door to the rich, inex
haustible storehouse of God. Follow
ing the words in our text which de
clare that "all things are yours," w
have the very important and signifi
cant statement that "ye are Christ's."
This is one of the conditions of pos
sessing "all things." "When the law
of the cross is the law of our being."
says F. W. Robertson, "when we have
learned to surrender ourselves, then,
and then only, they are ours not we
theirs. The Christian is 'creation's
heir. He may say, triumphantly: 'The
world, the world is mine!'" Surrender
means that the will of God is our will,
that His purposes are our purposes,
that His' ways are our ways. And with
such a relationship existing how could
it be otherwise than that "all things"
of the Father belong to the son? God
in His infinite wisdom has chosen to
deal with the world through human in
strumentalities. As sons of God, as His
heirs, as His representatives in the
world, "all things" are ours to do His
will in the world, to carry out His pur
poses, to perform his work. When a
great nation sends its ambassador up
on an important mission to another
country his power is only limited by
the power of the nation whose repre
sentative he is; his resources are as
great as the nation is able to com
mand. The ambassador has back of
him to carry out the object of his mis
sion all the dignity and wealth and
might of the nation. And is it not so
with the ambassadors of Christ. In the
world? We who are sons of
God and called to do His will
in the world, to carry out His
purposes, to execute His plans,
have behind us the unlimited power
and resources and wisdom of the in
finite God. Think of it!
BECAUSE "all things'' belong to tha
Christian, there comes to him
great, very great, responsibility. Great
possessions always involve great re
sponsibility. The rich have a weight
of responsibility which will either
crush them down to hell or serve a3 a
stepping stone to Heaven. Solomon,
the wise, exclaims: "Give me neither
poverty nor-riches." He knew what a
burden great riches were. In him was
exemplified the peril of riches. In
proportion as we have, so is our re
sponsibility towards those who have
not, whether that which we have is
worldly possessions, intellectual or
other attainments or talents, or spirit
ual graces. The possession of them
obligates us towards those who have
not. And if this is true in reference to
merely earthly possessions, how infin
itely more so is it true in regard to the
things of God. Where the inexhausti
ble treasures of God's love and mercy
are taken into the account what a tre
mendous responsibility rests upon the
sons of God who possess these things!
Livingston, knowing that all things
were his from God, felt the responsi
bility of the great continent of Africa
upon him, and he gave all that he had,
even to his life, even as his Lord and
Master had done for him, and to-day
Africa still feels the throb of that great
heart Cary, filled with the conscious
ness of the world-wide love and mercy
of God, felt the burden of responsibili
ty and must needs go and tell, and see
how God poured through him upon
heathen India the glorious light and
blessing of the Gospel. Because the
power and resources, the love and
mercy of God are our possessions, and
are inexhaustible, so is our responsi
AND our privileges are great, and
our opportunities manifold. TLe
possession of all things in Christ Jesu3
gives to us the rare privilege of minis
tering unto others, and opens up many
opportunities which would not be ouis
if our resources in Christ were not inex
haustible. Peter struck the key note
for every Christian life when he said
to the cripple at the Beautiful gate of
the temple: "Such as I have give I un
to thee." The "all things" which he
possessed gave him the privilege and
opportunity of ministering to a needy
soul and body. "Such as I have, such
as I have," but oh, think of what the
Christian has! "Such as I have" may
be the inexhaustible riches of Christ
Jesus. Even the cup of cold water
does not escape the eye of the Master.
He sees it all, and as we begin to give
we begin to receive more and more.
This is one of the secrets of posses
sion. God fays "all things are yours,"
but we do not feel the possession 'till
we begin to use for Him. It is like the
great elevator stored with grain. Noth
ing but the bare, blank walls appear.
We cannot see or feel the grain which
is inside. But along comes the empty
car of opportunity, and it is our privi
lege to raise the door in the chute, and
then the yellow stream of grain pours
forth. The great storehouse of God't:
"all things" stands there filled full
with everything needful in carrying on
the Lord's work the unsearchable
riches of Christ the needful treasures
of earth. As we wait and wonder if it
can be really so, there comes an op
portunity of service. With faith in
God's supply house we lift the chute
of our endeavor and out pours the
blessing. Dear Christian, "All things
are youre," if you are only Christ's in
President Roosevelt's Recent Execu
tive Order is Highly Commend
ed at St. Petersburg.
IT IS ACCEPTED BY THE PRESS AS
A DENIAL OF AMERICAN HOSTILITY.
It i Also Looked I'pou as Marking;
a Cliange in American Sentiment,
the American People Realising
the Danirer of Supporting Japan
in the Pending War.
St. Petersburg, March 14. President
Roosevelt's recent proclamation re
garding the observance of neutrality
by all officials and the abstention from
either action or speech which might
cause irritation to either Japan or Rus
sia has produced a good impression
here. The newspapers print prominent
ly articles commending the substance
and spirit of the proclamation in the
The official gazette accepts it un
reservedly as a complete answer to the
charges that the American government
is hostile to Russia, and declares that
hereafter, despite any seemingly unto
ward incident which may urise, it will
be considered settled once for all, that
"the American government has taken a
friendly attitude towards our aims and
policies in the far east, adding: "This
undoubtedly marks a change in Ameri
can sentiment, the people there realiz
ing the danger of supporting Japan."
The Novosti hails the auspicious ini
tiative of President Roosevelt in the in
terest of universal peace and good re
lationship between Russia and the
United States, saying:
"He wields unlimited power iu re
gard to the policy of the country. Sec
retary Hay submitting to the will of
The Russ welcomes the proclamation
as convincing evidence of a more
friendly feeling on the part of the
Americans for Russia.
The Boerse Gazette remarks:
"Theodore Roosevelt was the first
ruler to respond to the warning cry,
issued many years ago by Emperor
William, against the yellow peril."
The St. Petersburg Zeitung asserts
that the proclamation leaves no further
doubt that the United States has a firm
intention to observe strict neutrality,
"It bears the stamp of strong and
most distinguished personality."
The papers also make a display of a
denial of the New Chwang report that
the United States intends to support
the protest of the commander of the
United States gunboat Helena against
Russia's plan to sink junks at the en
trance to tho Liao river, evidently con
sidering that this puts an end to the
statement which caused a flurry here,
and that further comment is unneces
sary. The Alexander committee announces
that in addition to the regular army
pension, a supplementary pension of
$25 a year will be given to the widows
and orphans of the non-commissioned
officers and $24 to those of soldiers and
sailors killed in the face of the enemy.
Uov. Docker?- of H.souri Order an
Invent iKatloit of Saturday
Primary nt St. I.oaii.
St. Louis, March 14. Gov. Dockery
has issued a peremptory order for a
meeting of the police board of St.
Louis to investigate the charges of in
terference and neglect of duty by cer
tain police officers at the democratic
In his communication, among other
things he says:
"If any police officer has been guilty
of either intimidating voters or will
fully neglecting his duty, he will be
promptly dismissed from the service,
and in thi3 position I am confident I
have the hearty approval of the police
THREE MEN WERE KILLED.
Hnd Wreck On the Kannas City
Southern Ilnllroad Six Mile
South of Joplin, Mo.
Joplin, Mo., March 14. A Kansas
City Southern freight train was de
railed six miles south of Joplin while
running at a rapid rate dowa the Sag
inaw hill. Three men were killed,
three injured and 17 cars of merchan
A "Steeplejack'n" Kail.
St. Louis, March 14. Michael O'Mal
ley, a "steeplejack," fell from a scaf
fold at the World's fair grounds, Sun
day, while descending from the top of
the smokestack on the power house.
He suffered a compound fracture of the
With Evidence of Crime.
Joplin, Mo-, March 14. The identity
of the man found dead in the brush
north of this city has been established
as James II. Kennel, of Moulton, la.,
but late of Carthage. When Kennel
left Carthage he had $55 and a gold
watch. These were missing.
"Maude Winter" Dead.
New York,March 14. Maud R. Pack
ard, a native of California, known on
the stage as "Maude Winter," is dead
at her home here from consumption.
She had been identified with several
well-known organizations and was u
Cctre&f: of uiucual prcxclse.
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THE MERGER CASE DECISION
Opinion of the United States Supreme
Court Read by Justice Harlan.
The Government Win, the Opinion
of the L'nited State Circuit Court
For Minnesota Being- Affirmed.
Washington, March 14. The opinion
of the supreme court of the United
States in the case of the Northern Se
curities Co., vs. The United States, in
volving the merger of the Northern Pa
cific and the Great Northern Railroad
Companies was handed down Monday
and was in favor of the government.
The opinion was read by Justice Har
lan. The opinion of the United States cir
cuit court for the district of Minneso
ta was affirmed.
The effect is to sustain1 the conten
tion that the Sherman anti-trust law
applies to railroad combinations of the
character in question.
Justice Harlan said that in the mer
ger of the two roads the stockholders
disappeared and reappeared in the Se
curities Co., the two thus becoming
practically consolidated in a holding
company, the principal object being to
"No scheme or device could certain
ly more effectively come within the
prohibition of the anti-trust law, and
it is certainly within the meaning of
the law a trust."
The decision was concurred in by
Justices Brown, Brewer, McKenna and
Day, while the chief justice and Jus
tices White, Peckham and Holmes dis
sented. The Northern Securities decision was
written by Judge Amos M. Thayer of
the United States circuit court at St.
Louis. It is considered one of the most
important decisions rendered since the
days of Marshall.
Its affirmation by the supreme court
not only upholds the validity of the
Sherman anti-trust law, but defines the
authority of the United States attorney
general for the 'wholesale prosecution
of corporations operating "in restraint
of trade" as found in the case.
l'RESIUE.T HOOSKVEI.T PLEASED.
Satlnfaction nt the Government'
Contention Ileitis I'pheld.
Washington, March 14. When
President Roosevelt received the news
of the supreme court's decision in-the
Northern Securities Co. he expressed
his satisfaction that the court had sus
tained the contentions of the govern
ment. Later, he will express his per
sonal congratulations to the attorney
general. GOV. VAX SAXT GKATIK1ED.
The Governor of Minnesota Expreos-
St. Paul, Minn., March 14. Gov. Van
Sant, when told of the decision in the
merger case, was highly elated. He
said: "I am much gratified with the re
sult of the decision in the merger suit,
for in niy opinion the decision means
more to the people of our country than
any ever since the great civil war. It
will for all time prevent the formation
of illegal trusts and unlawful combina
tions." THE GORGE REMAINS INTACT
Kutile KJTorts to Clear the lee Ont
of the SiiMqnehanna River ly
Mean of Dynamite.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 14. Efforts
to start the big ice gorge In the Sus
quehanna river above this city were
made, Monday, by dynamiting. Great
blocks of ice have been dislodged, but
the gorge remains intact.
An effort will also be made to re
move the gorge below this city by the
use of ds'namite.
The railroad companies have hun
dreds of men at work clearing the rail
road tracks and cutting roadways
through the heavy ice, which in many
places is 15 feet thick.
AN AWFUL STORY OF CRIME
Peter Xledermeyer Haa Killed a Man
For Every Year of the Twenty
Three He Haa Lived.
Chicago, March 14. If Peter Nieder
meyer's story is to be believed, he has
kiled a man for every year of his life.
"I have killed 23 men and wounded
17," he declared "Innocent men are
serving time for my crimes in more
than one penitentiary. Rewards
amounting to 16,500 are outstanding
for me in different states. I will con
fess these crimes If the police will give
me a written promise to give a part of
the reward to my old mother."
Gus Marx also admits responsibilty
for the death of eight men.
NO SUCH CRIME KNOWN THERE
A Mnrder Confenned to By Guntav
Mark 'ot Knonn of at Camp
Colorado Springs, Col., March 14. A
special to the Gazette from Camp Gold
field states that no such crime as Gus
tav Marx, the Chicago bandit, describes
in his confession, has been committed
in the Cripple Creek district within
the past year. All crimes committed
in that district have been run to earth
and fastened upon some persons.
Neither the police nor the militia know
of any such crime with which Marx
could have been connected.
Die to Brain Fever.
St. Louis, March 14. Patrolman
John Cauley, of the Sixth district, be
came suddenly, deranged while at the
substation at the fair grounds Sunday,
night and att&cied grgt.- Monahas
and Officer. ?ck?re. Doctors say
has brain f v
Southern Good Roads Convention.
The improvement, of the coun
try roads in the South gener
ally represents a constantly growing
factor in Southern development.
The proposition is not an experi
ment, as history of the known
world is marked by the fact that
great development has 'always fol
lowed the improvement of the road
ways through agricultural areas in
all countries of the srlobe.
From the Roman highways to the
macadam roads of New York State,
the development has been compara
tively slow, and particular7 so in
thi3 country, because ofhe tre
mendous distances which intervene
between the great commercial cen
ters, and because of the almost in
terminable area utilized by the agri
cultural and suburban population.
To the South, with its undevel
oped resources, the question of good
roads is of paramount importance,
transcending in certain instances
even the potential possibility of
manufacturing, which is more or
less dependent upon the evolution
in agricultural circles and the bring
ing into production of unproducing
fields. No greater or more stimu
lating influence in this direction
could be devised or set in effect than
the permanent improvement of the
country road way
In addition- to fostering building
improvements in local holdings, the
beautifying of homes and proper
ties, and tlie interchange of fra
ternal relations, permanent and
even roadways constitute an ag
gressive factor in making communi
ties prosperous, intelligent and
The New Orleans Progressive
Union, the largest popular commer
cial organization in the United
States, has, at the instigation of the
National Good Roads Association,
undertaken the organization of the
Southern Good Roads Convention,
which will be held in the city of
New Orleans April G and 7.
The propositions involved in
roads, road making, and the inllu
ence of this improvement upon com
munity life will be dealt with ex
haustively by speakers familiar with
Delegates will be eulk-ited from
the States of Alabama, Texas, Ten
nessee, Mississippi and Louisiana,
and letters will be addressed by the
Progressive Union, in conjunction
with the governor of Louisiana,
mayor of the city of New Orleans,
National Good Roads Association
and tho commercial exchanges of
New Orleans to commercial organi
zations, mayoralties, county com
missioners and officials of the five
States mentioned. These influ
ences will be entitled to nominate
delegates to the. New Orleans Good
Roads Convention, and the railroads
east of the Missiesippi river and
south of the southern border of
Kentucky, and Louisiana and Texas
west of the Mississippi have made
an abnormally low rate to apply for
the convention dates. This rate
will be but slightly in excess of one
fare for the round trip, and will be
an open rate to delegates and to the
public desiring to take advantage of
President Roosevelt, Secretary
Wilson, of the agricultural depart
ment, and Secretary Cortelyou, of
the department of commerce and la
bor, have been memoralized in con
nection with the convention and in
vited to be present. Hon. Martin
Dodge, director of roads for the ag
ricultural department, will be in at
tendance, as will President W. H.
Moore, of the National Good Roads
Association, and several mii'mbers of
the executive committee.
The good roads agitation at the
present time will tmdoubtedly lead
to action by the legislature of the
various States getting in line to take
advantage of the national assistance
which will be accorded to States in
the provisions of several measures
now before the national congress
and which will undoubtedly induce
a large appropriation by the nation
al government to be applied to the
various States, in proportion to their
own enterprise and appropriations
for road building and development.
Chicken Breeders Meet.
The chicken breeders had a large
chicken display at Trenton last week
and some fine fowls were exhibited.
Big Money in Goobers.
The farmers in the section around
Huntingdon are beginning to take
an interest in the culture of peanuts.
Will Perrett, George Woods and
Ray Walker, who live a few miles
from that city, have just disposed
of their crop for the past year,
amounting to 400 bags, for which
they received $2,030. This is-the
first profitable crop of goobers raised
in that county, but the irvicetions
are that thewnuC 'tycar,R.rr6r.r-"
11 very large.,
A Presidential Poll. '
In a poll of forty-seven repre
sentative Democratic business men
and politicians taken at Nashville
last week twenty-one favored Cleve
land and fifteen Parker; one each
Gorman, Bryan and Hill; two 01- -m?,
and six non-committal. The
non-committal figures are made up
from expressions of those gentlemen
who were undecided as between two
or more candidates. The most sig
nificant fact developed in this con
nection is that William Randolph
Hearst did not secure a single expo
nent, and that every one who ex
pressed himself on the subject was
unalterably opposed to tho Candida-
cy of the New York editor,.
Knoxville Boy Killed.
Lloyd Bunn, a 14-year-old ICnox
ville boy, was shot and killed last
week while walking along Gay street,
a crowded business thoroughfare, by
Deputy Sheriff T. C. Phillips. Phil
lips was shoooting, he claims, to at
tract attention to a fleeing negro
who had been committtod to the
work house for beating a board bill
and who had escaped from the offi
cers. Where Gay street crosses Vine
avenue is quite a hill, and in firing,
as he supposed, into the air, Phillips
elevated his pistol just enough for
the bullet to enter the boy's head.
He lived one hour. Phillips surren
dered and was released on $5,000
Collided With a Saw.
Ed Hickman, a filer of Bynum's
stave mill at Gleasou, happened to
a serious accident last week. The
factory stopped for filing, throwing
the belt off the saw. Mr. Hickman,
thinking the saw had stopped,, took
hold of it to begin filing, when the
saw split his hand open. Medical
aid was summoned at once. He is
in a very critical condition.
Tobacco Not Short.
News from some sections of Mont-'
gomery county refutes tho prevail
ing idea that" the 1904 acreage of
tobacco will be cut very short in that
section. Although, many of the
planters are planning to pay more
attention than ever before to a di
versity of crops, the acreago of to
baccco promises to be fairlv' large,
judging from the preparations that
are now being made for the new
New Odd Fellows' Lodge.
A new lodge of Odd Fellows was
instituted at Palmyra, Montgomery
count-, last week, with a charter
membership composed of many of
the best citizens of that section.
Grand Wai-den Clay Stacker, of
CJarksville, was the instituting offi
cer and several members of the or
der from that city and other near
by towns attended the initiatory cer
Inspecting Proposed Line.
Sam Wallace and Rush Persons
left Jackson last week for Dyers
burg, and along the route of the pro
posed electric line, which is to be
built from Jackson to the Mississip
pi river. They are going to work
and to secure the right of way, and
if everything works right, they hope
to have the line running in a few
Tennessee Central Improvements.
General Manager George A. Clark
of the Tennessee Central railroad,
last week announced improvements
in the line amounting to $500,000.
The improvement include a $40,000
f Foight depot and yards at Nashville,
important additions to the belt line
about Nashville, a car ferry across
the Cumberland and reballating of
the Hopkinsrile division of the road.
Revenue Officers' Raid.
Revenue officers returned last
week from a riad made in the moun
tains of Polk county, where they de
stroyed a 50-gallon illicit distillery
yad arrested James Pcnland and
James Williams while they were at
work. Penland was a Spanish
American war soldier, serving in the
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Fall Caused Suicide.
Thomas Williamson, a carpenter,
aged 44 years, committed suicide by
shooting" himself at Nashville lapt!
week, lie ig thought to. have been
partially demented from injuries re
ceived by falling from a scaffold re
cently. He leaves a family.
Doubling th Capacity.
The board of directors of the
Humboldt Cotton Mills, at their re
cent meeting, officially declared to
increase the capacity of the mill to
double its present capacity. The
matter of '.machinery and buildisg
will be vigorously pushed to an ear
ly completion that the active man
ufacture of clotb.3 may be resumed.
The year just closed has been,' f.'
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