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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 34.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1904.
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THE KZWS IS BETEP.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The Illinois building at the World's
fair was dedicated with considerable
ceremony, on the 27thf including a
pretentious parade, music In plenty
and a lot of speech-making. Mrs.
Yates, the wife of the governor of the
Pralrip state, unfurled "Old Glory"
over the building, and the proceed
ings wound up with a reception in the
Miss Alice Roosevelt, the president's
eldest daughter, is doing the World's
fair at St. Loiys, under escort of the
Catlin family, whose guest she is. Miss
Roosevelt shows the effects of the
physical training she has received, as
she easily tires out the most strenuous
of her er-corts in seeing the sights.
The Russian general staff, in view
of the news of the capture of Kin-
Chou, admit that there is little now
to hinder a Japanese advance on Port
Arthur, and that the actual siege of
that place ha begun in earnest.
Mrs. Sarah Platt-Decker. of Colora-
do, was chosen president of the Gen
eral Federation of Women's clubs at
the election held in St. Louts on the
24th. Mrs. Philip W. Moore, of St.
Louis, was elected vice-president.
The Vatican exhibit at the World's
fair in St. Louis remains unpacked, a:id
therefore invisible, because tne papal
representative thinks more of visiting
old church friends :n Washington than
he does of performing the duty as
signed to him by the pope.
A tornado struck about two miles
west of Guthrie, Okla., on the 25th, do
ing much damage to property, five
farm houses and many outbuildings
having been demolished. From the
wind and hail the crops also suffered
heavily, the growing wheat being
blown and broken down. Stock suf
fered, but no lives were lost
According to dispatches received on
the 24th, the Japanese are making ex
tensive preparations to storm Port Ar
thur, veterans of the war with China
being mainly chosen for the task. imh
heavy artillery is being landed on the
Liao Tung peninsula.
A tornado struck Lindsborg, Kas.,
on the 25th, demolishing the Union
Pacific depot and the large armory
built for the state militia, besides un
roofing a large number of buildings.
Van Amburg's circus tent was literally
torn to pieces and scattered.
News reached Che-Fco, on the morn
ing of the 26th, that a battle had been
fought between the Japanese and Rus
sians at Sansuripo, north of Dalny,
on the 22d. The result of the battle
was not leraned.
The report that the Russians, under
Gen. Fock, defeated the -Japanese at
Kin-Chow is confirmed. The Russians
lured the enemy into a defile command
ed by two guns, which decimated them.
The Russians lost one captain and 140
men. The Japanese loss is reported to
have been heavier.
A treaty between the United States
and Panam., for the extradition of
fugitives from justice, has been s-igned
by William W. Russell, United States
charge d'affaires, and Senor De La Es
prilla, minister of foreign relations.
Harry C. Foote, a commission mer
chant of Tacoma, Wash., and son of
the vice-president of the American steel
works of Chicago, committed suicide
by f-hooting himself in the head. He
Former Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii
and her party sailed from San Francis
co, on the JGth, for Honolulu on the
J. P. Morgan & Co. announced, on the
2fith, that the transfers of gold inci
dent to the payment of the $40,000,000
purchase money to the Panama Canal
Co. in Paris have been completed.
It is reported that an anti-Jewish
riot has occurred at Choism, Bessara
bia, Russia. Three thousand workmen
attacked the Jews. Troops eventually
quellt l the riot.
The receiver of the First national
bank of Cape May, N. J., recently
closed, rays that the bank will prob
ably resume business.
A Tokio correspondent of the London
Telegraph says he learns that the Jap
anese troops are now within 12 miles
cf Port Arthur, and that the Russians
suffered heavier casualties than the
Japanese, who have taken guns and
other material and a few prisoners. He
predicts a further surprise, as Japan is
now increasing her efforts in all direc
tions. A committee, headed by Mayor
Hclmes of Yazoo City, Miss., reported
that 500 families lost their homes in
the fire, and that one-half of that
number were destitute. The com
mittee declined to make an appeal for
outside aid, bu,t announced that any
contributions would be received and
T. S. Ingraham, first assistant grand
chief engineer of the International
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
dropped dead at his desk at the con
vention in Los Angeles, Cal., on the
2Sth, from apoplexy.
The village of New Liberty, Pope
county, 111., on the Ohio river, Is re
ported to have been destroyed by a tor
nado. Not a building was left stand
ing. No lives, however, were lost.
Miss Alice Roosevelt, eld?st daugh
ter of the president, arrived in SL
Louis, on the 26th, where she is the
gtest of Miss Irene Catlin. After an
informal al fresco tea at the Catlin
jesidence Miss Alice and a party of
friends made an evening visit to the
World's fair to sea the illumination.
A dispatch from Che-Foo, on the
27th, said that th-i Japanese had cap
tured Kin-Chou on the 26th, driving
out the Russians, who retired in good
order to the southern heights, which
were subsequently carried by storm by
the Japanese after a stubborn resistance.
ILLINOIS AT WORLD'S FAIR
The Prairie State's Beautiful Build
ing Formally Dedicated..
A Parade, Speechntaklng. Music,
and the Unfurling of "Old Glory"
Formed the Exercises.
St Louis, May 28 With martial ar-
ray and with ceremonies befitting the
third Ktatfi fn hf TTnlrtn th Illinois
building at the World's fair was dedi-
cited Friday, the exercises beginning
ai 9:15 and continuing into the after
noon. Throughout the morning the hand
some Illinois building, standing on the
heighth east of the Agricultural build
ing, and erected at a cost of over $75,-
000, was the focus for the crowd on the
"World's fair grounds, over 25,000 of
whom it was estimated were native II-
Unoisans, many of whom came to St.
Louis especially to witness the dedica-
tion of tne Illinois building,
Tn elaborate state building, which
was the scene of the dedicavion exer-
cises, is one of the handsomest and
largest state buildings on the grounds.
The mansion itself is large. It is
surrounded by a broad veranda. The
central parlor is large enough to ac
commodate several thousands of the
GOV. RICHARD TATES
pjrsons who attended the exercises.
To the west of tb.3 room was a plat
form built into the room, from which
the speakers delivered their addresses.
Statues of two of the greatest states
men Illinois has produced, Lincoln and
Grant, guard the main entrance on
either side of the stairway.
Cadets From University- of Illinois.
Many of the participants in the cere
ironies began to arrive Thursday.
Among the first were 350 cadets from
the University of Illinois. Many of the
commissioners and their wives and
prominent citizens from every part of
Illinois arrived Thursday.
Gov. Richard Yates of Illinois and his
Btaff arrived Friday morning at the Ad
ministration building, at the World's
fair, at 10:15 a. m, and paid a brief
visit to President Francis in his private
President FranciJ and Gov. Yates
lead the procession down the rteps of
the building, whereupon the governor
advanced toward the Illinois troops,
which were drawn jp In front of the
building, and made a brief address. Ha
said there was every reason in the
world why the soldiers of his state
and every other sta'.e should be most
"The time has come," he said, "in
Illinois, as well as in many other
states, when elements may arrive
which, if not deterred, may cause se
rious trouble to the state."
The exercises began at 10:30, when
the procession, headed by a detachment
of Jefferson guards, proceeeded from
the Administration building eastward
to the Plaza of Orleans, opposite the
Mines ana Metallurgy building, and
thence westward again io te Illinois
Next to the Jefferson guards In the
procession marched the 850 cadets
from the University of Illinois, excel
lently drilled, and lending to the whole
parade an extremely martial air.
The cadets marched to the music of
their own student band.
Behind the cadets rode Gov. Yates
and his staff.
Then followed the Decatur (HI.)
band, citizens of Illinois and their
Rev. J. A. Lucts, of Carlinville, 111.,
offered the invocation in the Illinois
pavilion at 10:30 o'clock.
When the audience was seated In the
auditorium of the Illinois building, the
interior presented a very beautiful ap
pearance with the gay colors and grace
ful garments of the women and the
decorations of the room.
H. M. Dunlap, the president of the
Illinois state commission, presided at
the meeting, and after an introductory
address, in which he stated some of the
difficulties that had confronted the
commission in their tisk, formally
turned over the newly finished struc
ture to Gov, Yates.
The governor, who is a son of the
famous civil war governor, made a
neat speech, in which ho thanked the
commissioners for the work they had
performed, and in which he rraised the
record of Illinois in the past and in the
She Offended Uncle Sam.
Terre Haute, Ind., May 28. Mrs.
Clara Ingram, of Paris ,111., has been
indicted by a United States grand jury
for drawing a pension as the widow
of William McKlnley, a soldier, al
though, she long ago forfeited her right
to it by marrying.
IV'ew Oil Well it Museocee, I. T.
Muscogee, I. T., May 28. A new well
was brought in the local field Thurs
day. Eight quarts of nitroglycerin were
used by the Oriental company in shoot
ing the well. Experts say it Is th
best oil producer In the field.
Meets in Convention
Names a Full
. FKAZJilK UJN ATM1IYLUU5L Y RENOMINATED
Assembled in the History of
and Enloe Complete the State Ticket Convention
Adopts a Good Platform, Names Delegate
to St. Louis, and Instructs for Parker
and Senator Carmack. V
The State Democratic Convention
met In Nashville last week, and for
tne second time the Hon. James B
Frazier. of Hamilton county, was nom
inated for the high office of governor
by the unterrifled Democracy of Ten
nessee. The honor was conferred
upon him unanimously, and by one of
the largest conventions of the party
In the history of the State, and amid
an euthuslasm that seemed to presage
the utmost faith in hit ability to lead
the party to victory for a second time.
Gov. Frazier accepted the nomination
in a neat and pointed speech, which
had the effect of still closer cementing
the bond of unanimity which at pres
ent permeates the party in every sec
tion of Tennessee, and Democratic
prospects in the old Volunteer State
at this writing seem bright indeed.
The convention then proceeded to
fill the remaining places on the ticket,
which was done as follows:
For Secretary of State John W.
For Comptroller Frank Dibrell.
For Treasurer Reau E. Folk.
For Railroad Commissioner- B. A.
The convention adopted a platform
which has the true Democratic ring,
and which went through with a whoop
and amid the wildest scenes of en
thusiasm ever before witnessed In a
Tennessee State convention. The full
text of the platform follows:
"The Democracy of Tennessee, as
sembled in convention, declares anew
Its allegiance to the fundamental prin
ciples of government as expressed In
"At no period in the history of the
republic has the Democratic party been
so necessary to the welfare of organ
ised society and the cause of free gov
ernment as it is today. It is the great
conservative force that stands between
the recklessness of organized greed
seeking to prostitute all the powers of
the government to its own selfish ends,
on the one hand, and that violent,
revolutionary spirit always generated
by a long continued abuse of govern
mental power, on the other. The sure
results of any government which sys
tematically disregards the welfare of
the many to increase the wealth and
power of the few will be to organize
all the forces of disorder for an at
tack upon existing institutions, unless
arrested in time by the conservative
elements of society.
"To restrict the Federal government
within the constitutional limits of its
authority to resist its every aggression
beyond the scope of its delegated
power; to limit its power of taxation to
the needs of the government econom
ically administered: to distribute im
partially the burdens of government;
to preserve unimpaired the reserved
rights of the States and of the peo
ple; to maintain the right of local
self-government these are and have
always been among the fundamental
principles of the Democratic party.
"It is especially necessary to restrict
the executive head of the Federal gov
ernment within the constitutional lim
its of his authority, and no argument
of temporary expediency can. justify
the assumption by him of powers con
ferred exclusively upon the legisla
tive department of the government or
the violation by him of plain pro
visions of constitutional, statute and
"We therefore denounce the many
unlawful acts and acts of usurped
authority by the prfsent occupant of
the White House as attacks upon the
very existence of constitutonal govern
ment in ths country.
"We favor the" prompt construction
of the trans-isthmian canal, but we
condemn the administration for delib
erately pursuing a lawless, revolu
tionary and dishonorable course in
that matter when the same end could
have been accomplished lawfully, con
stitutionally and with honor. We ap
prove the course of our own senators
in their resistance to tne revolutionary
and unconstitutoianal acts of Presi
dent Roosevelt In connection with
"We condemn the spirit of militar
ism and imperialism fostered by the
present administration, which threat
ens to destroy the position of peaceful
and prosperous security we have so
long enjoyed and to involve us in all
the ceaseless turmoil of European
"In the prosecution of a fruitless con
quest in the Philippines we have sac
rificed thousands of lives, six hundred
million dollars of treasure, and we are
now squandering not less than one
hundred million dollars per annum, and
are therefore compelled to stint our
expenditures for rivers and harbors
and other peaceful purposes of gov
ernment. In return for all this we
have secured a boasted market which
takes annually only about four million
dollars worth of American goods, we
have secured erght million vassal sub
jects controlled by the bayonet, and
a far distant outpost inviting the at
tack of foreign foes. Justice to our
selves and to our form of government,
as well as justice to the Filipinos,
demand that we accord these people
the right to self-government Just as
soon as our international duties and
obligations will permit.
"The growth of trusts and other
forms of monopoly have been largely
favored by the excessive rates of tar
iff duty, by which the protected in
terests are enabled to strangle com
petition at h'ome. while protected by
the government against competition
from abroad. We. therefore, demand
a reduction of exorbitant tariff duties,
with the ultimate purpose of adjust
ing our tariff schedules solely with
the view to revenue. We especially
demand that wherever the production
of any protected article is controlled
by monopoly the duties on such ar
ticle shall be largely reduced or en
"The administration has emphasized
its subserviency to the trusts by prac
tically announcing through its attorney-general
that there will be no
further prosecution against these un
lawful combinations. We demand a
rigid prosecution and a-vigorous en
forcement of all statute laws against
everv unlawful monopoly.
"We denounce the measure known
as the Ship Subsidy bill, which has
once passed the senate and Is support
ed by the majority of the Republicans
in congress, as an attempt to bestow
the people's money upon favored cor
porations of ship owners, and to'per-
fetrate a robbery under the forms of
"The scandals in certain branches
of the postofflce department, together
with the obstinate refusal of the Re
publican party to permit any further
at the State Capitol and
wiuwiag 01 iemocrauc XlOStS liver
Tennessee Morton, Dibrell, Folk
investigation into the conduct of that
department, are suggestive of hidden
and concealed corruption and of the
necessity of a thorough and impartial
inquiry into the conduct of all the
i-Aecuuve departments. Such investi
gation can only be had at the hands
oi me uemocratic party.
" "TP l : ,
Denditures nf tho voricvai
xiic ainiamus increase in tne
unucr ma rtepuDiican party demon-
strates the necessity of a return of
the Demicratic party to nower a th
on 1 v miuina rt k- n - i .
economy in administering the affairs
.... .u v.. iini(,iiiK cl uuu t a. wise
"President Roosevelt, by his official
action, has wantonly precipitated the
race issue In a mannar Involving as a
logical and necessary sequence social
equaiuy Detween the white and col
ored people of this country, and de
serves, in consequence thereof, the con-
uemnanon or all right-thinking people.
"We believe that the noirrn iz en
titled to Just treatment and full pro
tection of the law, but we also believe
that the welfare of both races and the
nope or intelligent free government de
pend upon the unquestioned social and
political supremacy of the white man.
Whoever by word or act seeks to bring
this fact in-question is an enemy of
ma country ana or nis race.
"The course of the present adminis
tration has alarmed all conservative
citizens regardless of party, and we
believe that the peace, as well as the
prosperity of the country demands the
aeieat or tne present occupant of the
"In this great crisis the Democratic
party should present a candidate of ju
aiciai temper, imbued with reverence
for the constitution, respect for law. a
rnd tradTtlonsTa sine concepKon of he
duties and responsibilities of public
office, a candidate, in short, whose
Just regard for established precedence
character will be in contrast with
that of one who recognizes no limita
tions to his authority, and whose every
act testifies the Innate lawlessness of
w e Deneve mat such a man can
be round in the person of Judge Alton
B. Parker of New York. The fact that
he has always suDnorted the nominee
of his party shows his fidelity to the
party organization. The fact that he
was elected by a majority of sixty
tnousana as a member of the highest
court in New York shows his great
popularity in that important State.
His record on the bench demon
strates his high ability. His opinions
in cases where the rights of labor as
against uniawiui combinations were
involved, shows that he has never
bowed to the power and influence of
wealth. The fact that throughout a
long official career he has remained
poor, shows that he has never been
touched by greed for gain. His Polit
ical enemies testify to the purity of
nis lire ana the incorruptible integrity
or nis cnaracter. we therefore ear
nestly commend his claims to the Dem
acratic delegates of other States and
we instruct our delegates to the na
tional convention to vote for and sup
port nis nomination and to vote as a
unit on all questions that may come
Derore that convention.
"We commend to the people of Ten
nessee the wiser. Just, clean and patri
otic administration of our Democratic
governor, the Hon. James B. Frazier,
ana we challenge criticism of the con
duct of the State government since he
assumed the duties of supreme execcu-
tive of the State. Never in the his
tory of Tennessee have the fiscal af
fairs of the State been in so satis
factory a condition in all resDects.
Without increasing one penny the bur-
aen or taxation upon the citizens,
every current obligation has been
promptly met, increased appropriations
for charities and schools have been
made and the public debt has been
steadily reduced by contribution to the
sinking fund. The credit of the State
at home and abroad is now second to
that of no State in the Union. This
result has been brought about in
large measure by the vlgilence with
which our sources of revenue have
been husbanded under the administra
tion of our chief executive, with the
co-operation of the officials of the sev
eral State departments. This admir
able conduct of our State affairs has
contributed much to attract capital
into this State and bring about the
more rapid development of our mining
and manufacturing and agricultural
resources, and that prosperity which
tne btate now enjoys.
Pursuant to provisions of the last
Democratic platform and in conform
ity to the recommendations of the in
augural message of Gov. James B.
Frazier. the last general assembly en
acted legislation looking to the up
building and "increased efficiency of
the public school system of the State.
We anprove the enactment of that
measure by which the then existing
laws were so amended as to turn into
the school fund the surplus of State
revenues In excess of the sum neces
sary for current obligations of the
government, which has resulted in
making available for school purposes
an additional appropriation of more
than $250,000 annually. This substan
tial supplement to the -school fund
has been made without entrenchment
upon the wise policy of making pro
vision for the State debt under the
sinking fund act of 1S99. without em
barrassment to the State In the dis
charge of its current obligations and
also without increasing the rate of
"We likewise approve the enactment
by the general assembly of legislation
decreasing the number of school dis
tricts and consolidating the public
schools of the State. Under these en
actments the school terms have been
appreciably lengthened and the gen
eral efficiency of the public school sys
tem of the State has been vastly in
creased. We congratulate the people
of Tennessee upon the substantial
progress being thus made along edu
cational lines in keeping with the
policy and platform of the Democratic
party and under the zealous leader
ship of our present executive.
"The enactment of the law providing
for uniform text books having result
ed in a large saving to the school chil
dren of the State in the cost of school
books, we favor the continuance of
this system, and pledge the party to
its maintenance and enforcement.
"The conduct of the State prison is
especially to be commended. Not only
are those unfortunates therein con
fined cared for with safety and hu
manity, but this great institution is
conducted upon such sound and busi
ness principles that it is entirely self
supporting. We believe that the time
has now come for this State to take
another step forward and to establish
as a branch of its penal system a re
form school wherein youthful crimi
nals may be incarcerated free from
the contaminating surroundings of or
dinary prison life, and wherein they
may be so influenced and directed as
to be. perchance, redeemed to them
selves and the State. We, therefore,
favor legislation looking to the in
auguration oi and establishment of a
reform school for youthful criminal!
of the State.
"In recognition of a declaration of
the last State platform of the Demo
cratic party, the general assembly has
provided for the regulation and in
spection of the mines of the State, thus
insuring, so far as may be. the protec
tion of those employe! therein. Wo
indorse this legislation and congratu
late both the owners and workmen
engaged in this important industry
upon the improved conditions which
have resulted and th freedom from
the unfortunate loss of life which for
merly was common. And in this con
nection we commend, especially, the
courageous and yet conservative and
conciliatory course pursued by Gov.
James B. Frazier in his treatment of
the labor trouble at Coal Creek. BT
his just and firm course of action he
commanded the respect or Dotn siaes
to this controversy and successfully
arested what threatened ts be an urn-
fortunate and expensive dispute.
"We indorse the enactment by the
general assembly of the temperanoo
measure known as the Adams law.
and we oppose its repeal.
We favor liberal pensions to the
Confederate soldiers, and also favor the
proper maintenance of the Confederate
home. In our days of prosperity we
cannot afford to turn a deaf ear to the
appeals of those to whom we turned
In the hour or our aaversuy.
The agricultural interests of our
State are of such great importance as
to demand the fullest consideration.
We indorse recent legislation which
seeks to nrotect the farmers of the
State in the inspection and sale or
I fertilizers and thosphates. and we fa
I vtr B,i ut- iuim-i htbioiouuh
I conduce to the protection and advance-
I ment of our agricultural interests
I "Wo further favor all needed firel
i , , . : . . z i " v. . . . " a
birds, game and nsn
We favor the rigid enforcement of
the child labor law as already enacted
and as indorsed by the last State Dem
ocratic convention, and also approve
the present shop and factory law.
"We condemn members of the sen
ate for their failure to pass the act
for the relief of the tobacco growers
passed by the last house.
Delegates to St. Louis.
The convention also named dele
gates to the Democratic national con
vention which meets in St. Louis to
name candidates for president and
vice-president, and Instructed them to
vote for Judge Parker for president.
and for Senator Carmack for vice-
president. The delegates chosen fol
State at Large Senator K. W. Car
mack. Judges John K. Shlds and
Newton H. White end Hon. J. M. Head
First District O. M. Dugger. of
rjreen: R. 1 Tilevins. of Hawkins.
Second District U. b. Milton, or
Knm: If. Clav James, of Scott.
Third District Eugene Ivans. or
McMInn and Tom Embry. of Franklin
Fourth D strict D. U Indsden of
Cumberland; N. G. Robertson, of V il-
Fifth District T. Leigh Thompson,
of Marshall: J. W. Norman, of Moore.
Sixth District vv. O. Vertrees, or
Davidson; A. R. Gholson, of Montgom
ery. Seventh District D. E. McCorkie, or
Williamson: B. R. Thomas, of Humph
reys. Eighth District J. L. Hunt or Jiaai-
son: Tom Rve. or nenrv.
Ninth District John A. Cathron. or
Lauderdale: W. A. Fowles, of Dyer.
Tenth District w. A. Percy, of Shel
by: T. B. Yancey, of Fayette.
The convention then adjourned.
An Effective Repulse.
Kenyon Cox related a new story
lately to a party of artists who were
telling their early struggles.
"One day," said Mr. cox, I was
in the studio of an artist who fancied
he was a portrait painter. He had
just finished the head of a woman
when a picture dealer called. Gazing
at the painting, he asked:
"'What do you intend to do with
Uncle Ephr'm was trying to sell his
"No, suh," he said, "dis mewal
wouldn kick nobody. She's puffickly
gentle. Ain't kot no bad tricks. Any
woman kin hitch 'er up an' whoa.
dar. you ongrateful beast. Quit dat
cavortin'! Don' yuh heah how I'sa
lyin about yuh?" Chicag) Tribune.
The visitor was showing little Oa-
tend the book of fairy tales.
"But wouldn't you like to have been
the 'two-headed giant?' " asked thn
visitor. "He had lots of fun."
"No, Indeed," responded Ostend.
"Think how much he must have suf
fered when his mamma started to
wash his ears." Chicago News.
They met at the cross-roads.
"What is Sile looking so glum about
these days? asked the farmer with the
"Gosh! He thinks he s been bunkoed
again," drawled the rail splitter.
"Yeas. By heck, he paid a dollar
for a bottle of stuff that was adver
tised to make you live 200 years, an'
now he's discovered that some one has
predicted that tho world will come to
an end this year." Chicago News.
She You must remember that ours
was a summer engagement.
He That means, if you see anyone
you like better, you 11 break It?
He And if I see anyone I like bet
She I'll sue you for breach of
She You're just like all the rest of
the men. Here we ve been married
only a year, and you never kiss me
unless I ask you to.
He Huh! You're just like all the
rest of the women. You never think
to ask me to kiss you unless you
Mrs. Ebony Doctah, my husban
he got the paralersis in the laigs, so
he earn t move his Ieet.
Doctar Dark Is dat so, Mrs. Ebony?
Well. 111 call right away.
Mrs. Ebony Yes, doctah, an be
suah to brung youh banjo erlong. If
dat doan start his laigs goin, nuthln
A Brainy Youth.
Mr. Richmann I don't demand that
my daughter hall marry wealth, but
I do insist that the man she marries
shall have brains enough to get along
in the world.
Young Slimpurse Well, I think I've
shown pretty good judgment in select
ing a father-in-law, don't you?
His Recording Angel.
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Prohibited Amusement Clause Was
THE OLD LAWS WILL STAND
A Petition of Proteat Against
Change, Contnlolng Two Thou
sand Name, Clime From
Los Angeles, Cal., May 28. By the
decisive yea and nay vote of 441 to
188, the Methodiet general conference
decided not to make any change in the
church discipline in the matter of pro
hibited amusements. The question is
one which agitated the minds of tho
delegates to the present general con
ference more than any other single
problem that has been before it. The
church at large took a wide Interest
in the subject of proposed striking out
of the specified prohibited amuse
ments from the discipline, and many
memorials and petitions from all parts
3f the country reflected popular opin
ion in the church on the matter. In
all Co have been received, 55 of which
opposed any change in the discipline
on this point, and ten favored various
Petition of Protest .
A single petition from Binghamton,
N. Y., bearing 2,000 signatures, wa3
one of the protests against any change
The question came before the con
ference Friday in the report of the
committee on the state of the church
on this subject, .jere were two re
ports. The majority report recom
mends as follows:
"Your committee declines to recom
mend the striking out of the specified
amusement from paragraph 248 ol
the discipline. It recommends that the
following paragraph be Inserted in the
discipline, under the chapter of special
"Amusements, improper amusement
and excessive indulgence in Innocent
amusements are serious barriers to
the begining of the religious life and
fruitful causes of spiritual declines.
Some Amnieaitiiia Demoralizing.
"Some amusements in common use
are also positivenly demoralizing and
furnish the first easy steps to the total
loss of character. We therefore look
with deep concern on the great in
crease of amusements and on the gen
eral prevalence of harmful amuse
ments, and lift up a solemn nota
of warning and entreaty, particularly
against theater going, dancing and
games of chance as are frequently as
sociated with gambling; all of which
have been fouid to be antagonistic to
vital piety, promotive or woridines3,
especially pernicious to youth. We af-
affectionately admonish all our "people
to make their amusements the subjects
of careful thought and frequent pray
er, to study the subject of amuse
ments in the light of their tendencies,
and to be scrupulously careful in this
matter, to set no injurious example.
We adjure them to remember that the
question for a Christian must often be,
not whether a certain course of action
is positively immoral,-but whether it
will dull the spiritual life and be an
unwise example. We deem it our
bounded duty to summon the whole
church to apply a thoughtful and in
structive conscience to amusements,
and "not to leave them to accident or
passion, and we affectionately advise
and beseech every member of the
church absolutely to "avoid the tak
ing of such diversion as can not bo
used in the name of the Lord.' "
Speech? Were Ll-nltecl.
The conference limited the
speeches upon this proposition to 5ve
minutes. Nearly a score of speeches
were made on both sides.
Upon the order of previous question.
a nay and yea vote was demanded for
the first time during the present con
ference. This same subject was the
only question precipltateing a yea and
nay vote in the general conference of
four years ago at Chicago. The call
ing of the roll occupied the remainder
of the afternoon session.
DOCTOR TODD ARRAIGNED
Pleads Not Gniltv to killing A. T.
"Wall ar eiBiln, On
Nevada, Mo., May 28. Dr. J. D. Todd,
former representative, who shot and
killed R. T. Wall at Richards, May 20,
was arraigned before Judge Timmonds.
Dr. Todd's attorneys waived the
reading of the Information charging
the "defendant with murder in the first
degree and entered a plea of not
On June 16 Dr. Todd's attorney will
ask that he be released upon bond, and
they will introduce testimony to sus
tain the application. The state attorney
will contest granting of bond.
In California fit nr.
Dallas, Tex., May 28. The Cumber-
iana iresDyierian cnurcn terminated
one of the most important meetings in
years Thursday evening. Adjournment
w&s taken until May 3, 13 15, and tho
place of next meeting will be Fresno,
Camp Fire at Io vra Bnildlngr.
St Lous, May 28. A camp-fire for
all union veterans and thei friends
will be the manner of obserfance of
Memorial day at the Iowi state build
ing. The camp-fire will take place in
tho evening. -
Exciting Scene in the French Cham
ber of Deputies
Question rtesrardln tlie Separation
of Church and Mate Goe OTer
V'ntil Xext January.
Paris, May 28. After an exciting do-
bate, in which Premier Combes and
Foreign Minister Delcasse st forth tho
action and purposes of the government
towards the Vatican, the French cham-
ber of deputias on Friday, by a voto
of 427 to 95, approved the course of tho
government in recalling M. Nisard,
ambassador to the Vatican, and reject
ed all proposals of the extreme clement
for an immediate dissolution of the re
lations between church and state.
A resolution proposed by M. Ferretto,
republican nationalist, inviting tho
government to negotiate with Pope
Pius for a reparation of thurch and
state was defeated, 507 to IS.
A motion by M. Allard, socialist, to
break off at once all relations with tho
Vatican aid to denounce iminediately
the concordat, was defeated, S85 to 146.
Premier Combes took the initiative
in resisting all efforts to force the gov
ernment to extreme action, and his re
quest that all questions regarding the
separation of church an state go over
until next January has the effect of
postponing separation beyond the pres
ent session of parliament.
M. Ribot, minority leader, wa3
among those voting in support of tho
The debate attracted unsual atten
tion, and great crowds were present,
including Ambassador Porter and oth
er members of the diplomatic corps.
ECHO OF THE IROQUOIS FIRE
John Mahnken Convicted of Fraudu
lently Identifying the Body of
n Dead Victim. j
Chicago, May 28. Choking and gasp
ing, and with eyes rolling with terror,
John Mahnken, accused of fraudulently
identifying the body of Mrs. Frank R.'
Greenwald, an Iroquois Are victim, la
order to steal her monej-. suddenly
jumped to his feet in Judge Clifford's
court room Friday, and pointed fran
tically at an imaginary spectre which
ho thought stood confronting him.
While the spectators' looked on in ter
ror the man frothed at the lips and
waved his arms wildly in the air. He
was overpowered and thrown to the
floor, where it took half a dozen police
officers to hold him. Paroxism after
paroxism shook him, and he had to be
manacled and taken into an ante-room.
When quiet wag finally restored, Mahn
ken's lawyer decided to let the case go
to the jury without argument. Almost
immediately the 12 men filed back and
the foreman announced the verdict
"Guilty." If the insanity was feigned.
it failed to move the jury. The tech
nical charge against'Mahnken was per- -jury,
and it was proved that he had
taken the body of Mrs. Gruenwald
from a morgue and had it buried as
his aunt. His motive was to gain pos
session of the $400 found on the body.
FATALITIES FROM FLOODS
Three Persons and Thousands of
Head of Stock: Were Drowned
Siotyx City, May 28. District Su
perintendent Bignell of the Burlington
has returned from the flooded regions
in Greely and Nance counties, and said
that thousands of head of stock were
drowned and three persons were
drowned or struck by lightning. Trains
were tied up from washed out tracks,
and some of the smaller towns have
been without mail since Tuesday.
Twelve inches of rain fell, overflowing
every creek and small stream in the
The known fatalities are: John Pol
lard, drowned. Edward Bennender,
drowned. William Ray, killed by
For three days the town of Greely
was without mail, telegraph or tele
REQUISITION FOR DENIS0N
Omaha Man Must Stand Trial for AI
legred Complicity .n a, Dla
Des Moines, la., May 28. Gov. Cum
mins Issued a requisition on the gov;
ernor of Nebraska for Thoma3 Deni
Bon, of Omaha, who was recently In
dicted at Logan, la,, for alleged com
plicity In the Pollock diamond robbery.
The requisition was Issued on an affi
davit made by Frank Shercliffe, who is
serving a term at the Fort Madison
penitentiary for robbing Pollock.a trav
eling salesman, of $17,000 worth of dia
monds, who implicated Denison. At-'
torneys for Denton strongly resisted
the granting of the requisition, ant
say they will also ask Gov. Mickey
of Nebraska to refuse to issue extradi
Andrew McXally's TCMate.
Chicago, May 28. The widow, chil
dren and other immediate relatives of
Andrew McNally are made the bene
ficiaries in his will, which has been
filed for probate. The personal prop
erty is valued at $600,000 and tho real
estate at 1100,000.
Ten Persona Poisoned.
Las Vegas, N. M., May 28. Ten per
sons here have been poisoned, and Joso
Tafaya and two members of his fam
ily are dead. Arsenic has been found
in meat eaten by one of those poisoned
and in a. wator barrel. '