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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 25.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1904.
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HOW THE COUNTENANCE OF THE CHRISTIAN
SHOULD SPEAK OF THE CHRIST.
Sermon by the "Highway
Chicago. Sunday March 20, 1904.
Text: "AnJ all that sat in the council,
fastening their eyes on him, saw his face
as it had been the face of an angel." Acts
HERE are three
references in the
Bible to the illu-
t a : n. t V a oil-
ft" jlJKVv minauun
it :!$S&'' pernatural glory of
feiSi the faces of men-
Moses aucr uw
God on the top of
Mount Sinai; Je
sus on the Mount,
and Stephen be
fore the Jewish
council. And of
the three incidents
the last is perhaps the most striking
and suggestive for the Christian. Moses
and Jesus withdrew from the active
scenes of life and upon a mountain top
felt the touch of the radiant glory and
the presence of God, while Stephen in
the midst of that hostile Jewish coun
cil, with Iyin witnesses accusing him
and the angry multitude surging about
him, was transfigured before them, and
they beheld his "face as it had been
the face of an angel." It is not strange
that Moses' face should shine with a
6ipernatural light and glory after he
had talked "face to face" with God.
That Jesus should have been transfig
ured, so that "His face did shine as
the sun, and His garments became
white as the light." is but in perfect
harmony with the place and the
occasion, and the communion with
the Heavenly visitors. On the moun
tain top with God beholding His
perfect righteousness and receiving
His holy law; on the mountain
top with the three loyal disciples, and
the ga'es of Heaven swinging open,
and Moses and Elijah stepping forth
into their midst, and God's voice de
claring: "This is My beloved Son, hear
ye Him!" It but makes the story com
plete to say that Moses face shone,
and that Jesus was transfigured before
them. But with Stephen, how different?
No mountain top. but a judgment hall.
No quiet communion with God in which
the soul could mount up and up in its
sweet, ecstatic joy, but the angry cries
of the surging multitude, the voices of
the accusing witnesses and the con
demnation of the judges. And yet
Stephen's face shone. There was a
reace and joy and glory withal,
which illuminated his features with a
glow which was angelic and Heavenly.
STEPHEN'S shining face the love
light gleaming in the eye, a reflec
tion of the Divine love; the placid
brow; the strong but tender lines about
the mouth; the Heavenly smile play
ing on his face and yet not weakening
but rather intensifying the earnest, long
ing look with which he beheld those
about him; all this was not dependent
upon outward conditions, but was the
outshining of the inward presence of
his Lord. His face a witness to the
condition within; an index to his char
acter and a corroboration of the testi
mony of his lips. To Stephen in this
remarkable degree was given the out
shining presence of the Holy Spirit,
and it may be the possession of every
Christian in lesser degree, perhaps,
and yet the same indwelling presence
of the Lord to light up the face and
make it shine for Him. One great
trouble with the Christian generally is
that he is largely influenced and affect
ed by his surroundings. Like the cham
eleon, he takes on and reflects the hue
of his place and condition. If it is dark
and forbidding, the face instantly re
flects the somber hues. If it is stormy,
and difflcultles'lie in the pathway, then
is the face distorted with the frown
which is the outward expression of the
disquiet within. If danger threatens
it stamps its terror upon the brow.
If disappointment and privation come
the countenance quickly reveals how
deep have been the wounds. And so,
tinless everything is serene and lovely,
the surrounding? pleasant and safe, and
the desires and needs satisfied, the face
reveals the inward unrest and discon
tent. The witness of the face is dis
honoring to God and sadly contradic
tory of the Christian faith and profes
sion. Like Moses we may withdraw
to the mountain top of communion
with God and our countenances reflect
the glory of the presence of our Lord,
but none the less should the face shine
with Divine and Heavenly light in the
difficult and trying places, even as in !
the case of Stephen. The mirror can '
only reflect the objects in front of it. j
It is not able to reveal those behind it. I
The Christian is not a mirror only to 1
reflect the conditions and circum- ;
stances which surround him, but he is '
a transparency through which his Lord !
may shiEe out into the most forbidding '
and untoward conditions. j
THE LORD is skilled in transforming
faces. He is able to take the most
ordinary, yea, even homely, counte- ;
nance, and make it lovely with the re- 1
fleeted light of Heaven. Scripture does
not tell us what kind of a looking man
Stephen was. As we think of him with :
his face transfigured with the glorious;
light of his risen Lord we are apt to .
picture him as a young man of great 1
personal charm and manly beauty, a ;
man with a strikingly handsome face '
that would attract attention anywhere.
We do know from the testimony of Scrip- ',
tur that he possessed a most Christ- '
like character, was full of grace and 1
the Holy Spirit, and he may have been
of the Face
and Byway" Preacher.
by . M. Edson.)
a man of singular physical charm, with
face and figure of an Apollo; but the
more I try to imagine how Stephen
looked the deeper does the impression
become that he had many physical de
fects, not the least of which was his
plain and ordinary, if not positively
homely, countenance. And if such was
the man Stephen, the illumination of
his face by the flooding light and pres
ence of the Holy Spirit would make it
all the more striking and noticeable.
It does not need a pretty face to be
come beautiful under the touch of the
Divine hand. Time, and time again
have 1 en faces which in themselves
wc itively homely and repugnant
tran med and made beautiful by the
light which shone out from the soul
where the Christ had been enthroned.
It was a beauty and charm which be
longed not to the face, but to the life
and character, and shone out through
the face. You have seen it, too. You
can recall faces which lacked every
graceful line and curve, and yet faces
which glowed with a radiance that
spoke eloquently of the Christ-life be
hind the face.
II ALL THAT sat in the council, fas
r tening their eyes on him, saw."
Stephen was the observed of all ob
servers. Upon him were focused the
multitude of eyes of that large and dig
nified and learned company. They were
searching for the sign cf fear, confu
sion, trouble, doubt, retreat, but in
stead, they saw the lights of Heaven
playing over his features and making
it glow with a supernatural radiance.
And as that council searched the face
of Stephen, so is the world searching
the countenances of the followers of
Christ. "What does it see there? Does
it see the light which reminds of Christ
and Heaven? or does it behold the
shadow cros3 the countenance, does it
see the frown knit the brow, does it
witness the angry flash, or the disa
greeable, unkindly sneer; what is it
the world sees? What witness is your
face bearing for the Master? It is not
pleasant to be looked at, as was
Stephen, but the scrutiny of the world
is upon the Christian even as that of
the council was upon Stephen. The
Christian cannot escape it. Because
the Christian makes professions which
place him in a class distinct and sep
arate from the world, the world is
eager to watch and see if there is any
real difference. It watches the face,
for through the face it largely reads
the character, and may guess the con
duct from the lines and expressions
which mark the face. What think you
is the judgment of the world when it
sees a gloomy Christian? Will such
visage attract and be a good Indorse
ment of the religion which the individ
ual behind the face professes? Will
it make the world long for the same
kind of religion? Nay, verily, the
world will turn from such with the
sneer of disgust and say: "If religion
stamps the face in that way, none of
it for me."
AND in contrast to the gloomy
Christian there is the careless,
frivolous Christian, the Christian who
is glad to feel safe in Jesus and yet
who thinks only of having a good time
generally; perhaps nof indulging in
any positive sins, but nevertheless
only seeking and caring for the super ficialities
of life, living on the surface.
The character of such a person is writ
ten upon the face. The expression of
the eye; the selfish, sensual, weak
lines about the mouth; and the curl
of the lips which are ever busy fram
ing careless, light speech and never
know the wholesomeness of grave and
reverent conversation; all these things
in the face betray the person behind
the face. And when the world sees'
such a face, what is its verdict? Is thai
face witnessing for the Lord it pro
fesses to love and serve? Is the world
able to read there the Christ expres
sion? Is it made to think of angeJs
and Heavenly things? Ah, Christian,
with perishing souls all about you,
with sin performing its awful work of
death on every hand, how dare you
bear such witness with tne face which
should shine for your Lord? Let God
work a deep work in your heart and
your face will begin to light up with
that radiance which comes from know
ing Jesus and having Him as an in
dwelling presence in your heart.
THE face of the Christian should bi
a benediction, a sermon to those
who look thereon. I remember hear
ing a man who was net a Christian
say of a certain person whom he
passed frequently upon the street iu
his neighborhood: "I knew she was a
Christian by the expression upon her
face." In Longfellow's Evangeline the
poet pictures her in the closing years
of her life, after the tragedy of her
young womanhood and her long, fruit
less search for the loved one from
whose side she had been torn, as giving
her life in sweet, Christ-like service to
others, and then goes on to tell how
Looked up into her face, and thought, in-
deed, to behold there
Gleams of celestial light encircle her fore
head with splendor.
Such as the artist paints o'er the brows of
saints and apostles.
Or such as hangs by night o'er a city seen
at a distance.
Unto their eyes it seemed the lamps of the
city celestial, .
Into whose shining gates ere long their spir
its would enter."
Thus should the Christian's face
speak of its Lord, and of the joy and
peace and comfort of Heaven. The wit
ness of the face is sure. If it be not of
the Christ which is possessor of the
heart and the inspiration of the life, il
will speak ot the other things whichi
rule in the life.
RUSKIN speaks in his "Modern
Painters" of "features seamed by
sickness, dimmed by sensuality, con
vulsed by passion, pinched by poverty,
shadowed by sorrow, branded with re
morse; bodies consumed with sloth,
broken down by labor, tortured by dia
eage., dishonored in foul uses; intel
lects without power, hearts without
hope, minds earthly and devilish; our
bones full of the sin of our youth, the
Heaven revealing our Iniquity, the
earth rising up against us, the roots
dried up beneath and the branches cut
off above; well for is only, if, after
beholding this our natural face in a
glass, we desire not straightway to
forget what manner of men we be."
So surely does the face bear the marks
of the life. We cannot escape it. We
may attempt to mask the real self be
hind a pleasant exterior, but the real
self flashes out unawares and betrays
the actor. I have studied faces which
were handsome and which lit up with
an attractive light. But as the first im
pressions faded away the real self
began to stand out upon the face and I
could trace here and there lines which
I knew meant there was something in
that life and heart which was dishon
oring to God and harmful to the life.
A little child not having learned to
mask the face and hide behind it the
evil in the heart and life can be cleariy
THE face then more or less surely
witnesses as to the life and char
acter of the person behind the face.
And the Christian's face above all oth
ers should be in harmony with the pro
fession. A face lighted up with the
radiance of the indwelling Christ is a
recommendation, , an indorsement, of
the Gospel which is well-nigh irresis
tible. Saul was among those who be
held the face of Stephen as it had been
the face of an angel. How much do
you suppose his conversion was due to
the light which he saw radiating from
the face of that brave disciple that
day? Much, I believe. I do not be
lieve he ever forgot that face. I do not
believe, sleeping or waking, he could
shake off the consciousness that be
hind that man Stephen was the shin
ing presence of the One he preached as
the Christ, the Saviour of men. That
wonderful face and that startling cli
max which came when the eyes of
Stephen penetrated to the very heart
of Heaven and he declaied that he saw
"the Son of Man standing on the right
hand of God!" Saul saw the shining
face, and could not help connecting it
with the vision which Stephen had.
Christ in Heaven the source of tho
light which shone from his uplifted
face. Day and night, I believe, Saul
pondered over these two things tha
face and the vision until at last on
that eventful day near Damascus the
full light of Christ's presence, of which
on Stephen's face he had seen a reflec
tion, burst in upon his soul and over
whelmed him. It takes the shining face
to indorse the testimony for Christ.
DO YOU know I somehow feel that
Jesus' command, "Let your ' light
shine before men, that they may see
your good works and glorify your
Father who is in Heaven," has a deep
er significance and meaning than we
give it. We put all the stress upon
the works, upon the actions and deed3
of the body and the words of the lip3,
and forget ail about letting the face
shine for Jesus in full and blessed and
reinforcing harmony with the works.
I have seen Christians performing
kindly works of ministry in the name
of the Master I have done it myself,
again and again, God forgive me!
whose faces had the seven shades of
gloom stamped upon them. Some people
think to be religious and perform re
ligious duties one must assume a sad
and sanctimonious expression which
would almost chill a corpse. Letting
our light shine means more than do
ing and speaking, it means an il
luminated face a countenance whose
light and expression tell of the Christ
for whose sake and in whose name the
deed is wrought or the testimony is
given. "Arise, shine; for thy light is
come, and the glory of Jehovah Is
risen upon thee." Arise! Let no longer
the darkening self shade the face, but
arise and shine for thy light is come!
The witness of the face of the Chris
tian should always be of that light
which has shined into his heart.
Shine, because Jesus is in the -heart!
Shine because it is your privilege
and your duty to do so.
Shine, because the world is watch
ing you. Shine with beaming face,
that the world may be attracted to the
One who can transform the life and
put a song in the mouth and a new
light in the face. - And remember,
Christian, that perhaps the reason
your face is not lit up with Heavenly
light is because the joy of the fullness
of the presence of the Christ is not felt
within. Go back a few verses in the
story of Stephen and you will learn
the secret of his shining face. He was
full of faith and the Holy Ghost, and
grace and power, and he wrought
mightily for his Lord. And if you
would have your face shine you must
have the same presence within. That
which is within a man is what shines
out of a'man. You may be able to per
form Christian duty without faith and
the Holy Ghost. You may be able to
speak the Gospel message without
faith or the Spirit's prompting, but
you cannot illuminate your face with
the radiance .of the Christ unless He Is
within and faith is claiming all tha
richness of His fellowship. That lamp
cannot give forth light unless the
flame is within, and you cannot wit
ness for Christ by the radiance of
your face unless the Christ is within to
illuminate it withal. Let us then seek
the filling of the Spirit that the wit
ness of the face may be for the Christ
whose we are and whom we serve.
LINER NEW YORK
Meets With Two Mishaps in One
GROUNDS OFF CAPE LA HAGUE
Retv York Wo Able to Gntfr Sontta.
amplnn nnd Wn Docked for Tun
porary Kvpairw Imponnible
to Estimate Damage.
Southampton, March 21. The Amer
ican line steamship New York, Capt.
Young, from New York, March 12, for
Plymouth, Cherbourg and Southamp
ton, met with two mishaps Sunday,
grounding off Cape La Hague, France,
in the early morning, and later coming
into collision in the English channel
with the peninsular and oriental steam
ship Assaye, under contract to the
British government and used as a
troopship, bound for Bombay with 500
troops on board.
The New York grounded while ap
proaching Cherbourg at 2:30 o'clock
Sunday morning, during a fog. The
sea was smooth, however, and the tide
was on the flood, and Avithin an hour
and a half the vessel was floated with
out assistance. Her bottom was dam
aged, and there was water in the holds,
but she was able to proceed.
During the voyage up the channel a
dense fog descended. When off Hurst
Castle. Eng., the Assaye suddenly ap
peared, and is was found impossible to
avoid a collision. The New York's bow
crashed into the Assaye's starboard
bow, tearing a great gap in that vessel.
The New York's bowsprite figureh?ad
was carried away, and the latter was
smashed into fragments. There was
great excitement on either vessel. The
boats of the Assaye were lowered and
the troops were mustered, but the bulk
head of the troopship saved her. Both
vessels were able to enter Southampton,
and the New York was docked for tem
porary repairs Nobody was injured.
It wiir be impossible to estimate the
damage to the New York until she has
been put into dry dock.
It is believed that both vessels have
been somewhat seriously injured. An
other troopship will replace the As
saye. When the New York grounded at
Cape La Hague the passengers who
were asleep hardly felt the shock.
James Sellers, a passenger on the
New York, tays at 10:30 Sunday morn
ing, while he was at luncheon, there
was a grating noise, followed by a
shock. Everyone, he says, ran to the
deck, and it was found that the New
York's bow was firmly fixed in the side
of the Assaye. Mr. Sellers was close
enough to observe the marvelous dis
cipline aloard the troopship. Not a
second was lost, and there was no sign
of a hurry, and, while the boats were
being prepared for launching, the sol
diers were mustered with the precision
of an ordinarly drill. As the vessels,
parted, continued Mr. Sellers, we saw
a gaping hole In the Assaye ten feet
wide, and sticking on our stem was a
portmanteu and portable property.
There was a panic on our boat. Had
we struck the Assaye amidships she
would have sunk.
Dentil of Member of the Honne. From
the Fifth Alabama District,
Washington. March 21. Representa
tive Charles W. Thompson, of the Fifth
Alabama district, died Sunday after
noon of pneumonia.
Mr. Thompson had been sick just
one week, having been attacked first
last Sunday night. Toward the end he
Buffered Intensely. Accompanied by
his one son, Charles W. Thompson,
Rev. E. J. Prettyman, the pastor of
the Mount Vernon Place Methodist
Episcopal church, south, where Mr.
Thompson worshipped while in Wash
ington, and the congressional commit
tee, the remains will leave here Mon
day night for Tuskegee, where the in
terment will take place in the city
cemetery some time Wednesday.
Representative Thompson .was in the
forty-fourth year of his age, and was
serving his Eecond term in the house.
Two sons, his mother and several
brothers and sisters survive him.
founder of College Dead.
Wooster, O., March 21. John Kauke,
85 years old, one of the founders of the
University of Wooster, died suddenly
of heart disease Sunday. Mr. Kauke
was a trustee of Wooster university
from the beginning of the school to the
date of his death, and was the first to
endow a chair in the university.
Sunday's Rain Was General.
Kansas City, Mo., March 21. Reports
received from all parts of the Kansas
wheat belt show that Sunday's heavy
rainfall was general. Santa Fe head
quarters at Topeka has advises that
wheat everywhere Is in good condition.
Thrown Against llanning- Saw.
Palmyra, Mo., March 20. Sam Mo
Cullough, living west of here, was per
haps fatally Injured, Friday, while at
work at a saw mill. In lifting a
heavy log McCullough was thrown on
the carriage and against the running
Price on Rubber to Advance.
New York, March 21. A circular has
been sent out to the trade by the Unit
id States Rubber Co. announcing an
idvance of seven per cent, on all
lasses of rubber footwear, to taka ef
GEN. GRANT WAS MISQUOTED
Did Not Snub President Roosevelt
in His Chicago Speech.
Says He Is a. Warm ami Devoted Ad
mlrer of the President What
lie Did Say.
Chicago, March 20. "Presidency and
president are distinct terms," said
Gen. Fred D. Grant, when asked ff he
had been correctly understood when it
was reported of him that he declined
to toast the president of the United
States at the St. Patrick's day ban
que of the Irish Fellowship club. The
general made the following signed
"I am extremely disgusted and an
noyed at the statement made with ref
ernce to my remarks at the banquet.
I had been invited to attend and to
speak at the Irish Fellowship club in
celebration of St. Patrick's day, and
had accepted the invitation, but re
quested that I not be called upon for
a speech. I had understood that I
would not be asked to respond to any
stated toast, and had, therefore, gone
to the banquet without any prepara
tion to talk on any subject.
"After arriving there I found that
they had assigned me to respond to
the toast, "The President of the United
States, and when I arose I attempted
to give an excuse for not talking on
the subject. My excuses were that I
was not permitted by the regulations
to discuss the president or other civil
officers, and reminded them of the dis
aster that had befallen some officers
who had come from the Philippines.
Another was that I did not know any
thing about the presidency, meaning
thereby that I had not studied up the
usual platitudes given to the office,
and. third, that I was no orator. "
"I am particularly chagrined at the
way the report is put in the paper,
which would draw the inference that
I referred to the present president, for
whom I have the warmest admiration,
and with whom I have had a most
agreeable personal .acquaintance. His
kind and thoughtful consideration
upon the death and burial of ray moth
er has given me a personal attachment
for him which will never grow less,
and anything that would be said to
indicate that I was not his warmest
and most devoted admirer would do
a wrong to my personal feelings for the
present chief magistrate of the United
JEFFERSON GUARD UNIFORM.
The I'niform of the Jefferson (iourd
at the World's Fair Will De an
St. Louis, March 20. Within a
month the officers of the Jefferson
Guards expect that the members of
the World's fair military forces will
be resplendent in the new uniforms
that have been adopted by the police
committee of the exposition. -
Two styles of uniforms have been
adopted by the committee and ordered.
The first is a dress uniform of blue
cloth, the other a fatigue uniform of
regulation khaki. One thousand of the
first style have been ordered and 500 of
The first consignment of the fatigue
uniforms have been received, and as
the guard is dally being recruited to
greater numbers these will be given
out to the new recruits. A shipment
of the dress uniforms is expected to be
received soon. The police committee
has decided to arm the guards with a
side arm, consisting of a short sword,
patterned after those worn by the po
lice of continental cities.
The dress uniform adopted for the
Jefferson Guards is said to be a re
splendent affair, with froggs, brass but
tons and other military trappings,
which will make of a Jefferson Guard
on parade a truly impressive figure.
Those who have seen the model say
that it will eclipse the dress uniform
worn by the Columbian Guards at Chi
cago. 'TWAS THE POPE'S NAME DAY
His Holiness Received Congratula
tory AddrcKe Prom All Parts
of the World.
Rome, March 20. Saturday being
St. Joseph's day, Pope Pity;' name day,
the pope received congratulatory ad
dresses and telegrams from all parts
of Italy and from abroad. The mem
bers of St. Peter's club, which includes
the whole Roman Clerical society, as
is their custom, presented the pontiff
with a magnificent basket of the most
carefully selected fruits and flowers.
The basket represented a Venetian
The pope, in thanking the givers,
made a most touching reference to
"his beloved Venice," adding: "I pray I
shall prove a good helmsman for the
bark of St. Peter's."
Russians Arriving In Manchuria.
Liao-Yang, Manchuria, March 20.
Troops continue to arrive here in in
creasing numbers. The health of the
soldiers is good.
Dae to Scarlet Fever Epidemic.
Chicago, March 20. Owing to an epi
Cemic o scarlet fever now prevailing
at Delavan, Wis., the local health au
thorities have closed the city schools.
The holding of church services, Sunday-schools
or any public gatherings
Charged With Embenilement.
Chicago, March 20. Charged with
embezzlement, Francis B. Wright,
cashier of the First national bank of
Dundee, 111., wjis indicted, Saturday, by
the federal grand jury. He is alleged
to have embezzled $54,000.
Triplets for Teddy. j
Annie Johnson, wife of a Knox
vile negro, presented her husband
with triplets a few days ago, and a
day or so afterward the father ap
peared before Postmaster Trent and
informed him that he was ready to
turn over the babies to the govern
ment at any time. Questioning
brought out the fact that Johnson
had been told that when more than
two children were born at one time
the government would take care of
them; that the president was anx
ious to see large families, etc. Post
master Trent told the man he could
not use three negro babies, a few
days old, in his business, and the in
formation was a body blow for the
In deciding habeas corpus pro
ceedings brought by Misses Xancy,
Jane and .Rose Bradford against
their stepmother, Mrs. Mary J.
Bradford, for the possession of their
5-year-old sister, Minnie, acting Cir
cuit Judge Lytton Taylor at Xash
ville last week awarded the child to
the stepmother, but threw around
her many restrictions. The court,
of its owu motion, enjoined the de
fendant from inflicting corporeal
punishment upon the child, denying
it food, locking it up alone, or forc
ing it by threats to do anything
against its will. If the child be
comes unmanageable or merits chas
tisement, then the stepmother is or
dered to consult the judge of the
County Court for permission to in
flict said punishment, in no event to
leave marks, welts or scars on the
child's body. The sisters : are di
rected to go before the grand jury if
the order should be disobeyed. The
Bradfords came to Davidson county
from Louisville about a year ago.
The West Tennessee Educational
Association will hold its fifth annual
meeting at Huntingdon April 1 and
2 next. This is the largest educa
tional association in the State of
paid membership, and the meeting
at Huntingdon promises to be the
largest gathering of educators ever
held iu West Tennessee of the
teachers of the State. Supt. J. L.
Brooks, of the Jackson city schools,
is the president, and Miss Maude
Moore, county superintendent of
Shelby county is the secretary and
treasurer.. Supt. A. E. Darrah, of
Union City, is the chairman of the
Tobacco Growers Rejoicing.
The tobacco trade and growers of
this State are rejoicing over the fa
vorable prospects for the passage of
a bill by the present congress re
moving the six-cent tobacco tax. It
is the general belief throughout the
tobacco growing Southwest that the
succcess of this measure will mean
much for the tobacco interests of all
interested in the tobacco industry.
The opinion is that the removal of
this tax will mean, in part at least,
a solution of the trust problem that
has done so much to depress the con
dition of the tobacco markets of
Tennessee and Kentucky.
Memphis Companies Chartered.
Secretary of State Morton has
granted a "charter to the following
companies: The Arnold Grocery
Company of Shelby county, capital
$30,000; the Home Grocery Com
pany, of Memphis, $6,000; the Stur
la Hotel Companv, of Memphis,
capital stock $6,000.
Trenton Forming Company.
Application for the organization
of a new militia company at Tren
ton was made to the adjutant-general's
offices. The company is being
oragnized by T. X. Gay, who will be
captain. Tne new company will not
be mustered in until after the gen
Purchase of Bonds.
State Treasurer Folk, acting for
the funding board, last week pur
chased $45,000 State of Tennessee
3 per cent bonds from the Crutch
field Company of Xew York. The
price pjaid was 96 and interest.
Gold Dust Slayer.
Carter Wright, a negro, was ar
rested and carried to Ripley last
week by Deputy Sheriff Price. He
is wanted on "a charge of killing
Jim Iron, another negro, at Gold
Dust, on the Mississippi river, in
Lauderdale county, three weeks ago.
Long Sentence for a Bruite.
John Haynes, a negro boy who, on
December 4 attempted to assault
Miss Daisy McMahon in Madison
county, and who twice escaped a mob
by being spirited away each time,
was carried to Jackson last week
from the Trenton jail, was tried at
once, submitted his case and was
given a sentence of twenty-one years.
The sheriff left immediately for the
penitentiary with his prisoner, to es
cape another probable outbreak
among the people.
State News j
Georgia vs. Tennessee.
Attorney-General C. T. Cares, of
Tennnessee, is in Washington to ex
amine the records of the United
States Supreme Court with refer
ence to Uie case of the State of Geor
gia vs. the State of Tennessee, the
Ducktown Sulphur and Copper Co.
and the Fittsburg & Tennessee
Copper Co. This is the case of orig
inal jurisdiction, the Georgia offi
cials declaring that the smoke and
gases of the Tennessee companies
are a nuisance to the people and
property owners residing within a
radius of thirty miles. The attor
neys for the two States will appear
before the court on April 18. It is
expected that the case will not be
argued until the next term of the
Beecher Taken to Maryvilte.
Sheriff Edmondson, of Blount
county, returned from Birmingham,
Ala., last week, having in custody
W. Iv. Beecher, a student of Mary
villle College, who is charged with
having criminally assaulted a 6-year-old
girl. From Knoxville the
sheriff took his prisoner overland to
Mary ville, arriving there after dark.
Few people knew of the arrival of
the part. While feeling at Mar)'
vile is intense, there is no probabil
ity of citizens taking the law into
their own hands. Beecher is said to
be a nephew of the famous preacher,
Henry Ward Beecher.
Kenton Wants Factories.
The Kenton Business League met
last week for the purpose of ar
ranging for some manufacturing en
terprises to be brought to that place
to consume the vast bodies of tim
ber yet remaining on some of the
finest farming lands in the South.
The meeting was largely attended
and suitable committees were ap
pointed. It was found that commo
dious lots were to be had in town
for large factories, and every induce
ment is offered for deserving enter
prises in the way of gratuitous leases
of lots, exemption from taxes, etc.
Commercial Club Organized.
At a call meeting of the business
men of the town last week the Hum--boldt
Commercial Club was reorgan
ized with Maj. J. C. Adams as presi
dent and C. W. Rooks, secretary.
Some matters of importance looking
to the establishment of several new
enterprises at that place will be
taken up at an early meeting.
Hard Lines for Counterfeiter.
John Carlow was convicted of
counterfeiting in Federal Court at
Knoxyile last week, fined $1,000 and
sentenced to two years in the peni
tentiary. It was proved that he had
made molds and had manufactured
and circulated spurious silver dol
lars while employed at Lafollette.
His partner, James Sparks, was ac
quittted. Shooting Into a Train.
Special Detectives C. W. Harris
and C. II. McCumsey, of the Illi
nois Central, have arrested a young
man, James Jameson, residing near
Cades Mill, for shooting into a soujh
bound passenger train, shattering'a
window on each side, and coming
near killing a passenger. Jameson
claims that he wa3 the guilty party,
but that he was under the influence
Patent Mail Boxes Not Used. i
Twenty-six patent mail boxes,
which played such a prominent part
in the postofrice investigation, have
been removed from rural routes run
ning out of Knoxville. On orders
from Washington a check was kept
on them and it was found that they
were practically not used at all.
The Hamilton county Democratic
executive committee met last week
and decided to. hold a delegate con
vention April 24 to select delegates
to the State convention. Xo action
was taken on the senatorial question,
though many motions were made.
Boy Crushed By Tree.
A tree fell on Lester Moffatt at
his home, four miles west of Troy,
last week, and crushed his body
against another tree. The unfortu
nate young man lived twenty min
utes. He was a promising young
fellow, 22 years of age, son of Madi
son Moffatt, a prominent farmer of
the lower part of the county.
Guys Wants a Train.
The State board of railroad com
missioners has received a petition
from citizens of Guys, McXairy
county, asking that it use its good
office in securing the stopping of
passenger' trains on the Mobile &
Ohio road at that place.
Vanderbilt Student Dead.
Samuel C. Deboe, a Vanderbilt
student from Union City, died in
Xashville last week. The remains
were taken to Union City for interment.