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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 30.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1904.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
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ennessee State News)
Summer School of the South.
As many of the readers of this
paper arc deeply interested in the
program of the Summer School of
the South, which begins in Knox-
Ml -w -
vine in j ujy, and as many of the
teachers of this and other States of
the South, will attend its session and
lectures, Ave print the following ex
cellent article about the school and
its advantages, which is taken from
the editorial columns of the Mem
phis Commercial Appeal, and we
know it M ill prove of interest to our
The, announcement of the Summer
School of the South for 1904 is an at
tractive pamphlet both in appearance
The school begins on the 28th of
June and continues until the 5th of
August. The railroads will sell round
trip tickets for the price of one first
class fare from all points in the South.
A personally conducted excursion to
St. Louis at the close of the session
will offer the teachers of the South At
lantic States an excellent opportunity
to visit the exposition at reasonable
rates and under the most favorable
circumstances. Tuition is free and the
only charge is the small registration
fee wmch admits to all classes, lec
tures and entertainments. The usual
arrangements have been made for the
boarding and lodging of students.
This Summer School has been for
tunate in its location. Knoxville lies
in the valley of East Tennessee, a sec
tion noted for the beauty of its scen
ery and the healthfulness of its cli
mate. The scores of watering places
scattered within a radius of fifty or
f.'xty miles testify to those facts. It
lies along the west bank of the Ten
nessee river and rambles back through
charming valleys and over the crest
of some half-dozen or more foothills
of the mountains. Beautiful homes
overhang the river and crown the hills
and ridges. Elms, poplars and maples
shade the broad streets, and smooth
Thite pikes wind out through the
mountain ranges that all but surround
The campus of the University of
Tennessee is never lovlier than in
summer; the buildings are green with
the leafage of ivy and the smooth
grass of the hills and the foliage of
elms and maples give an assurance of
grateful coolness and shade. The au
ditorium is well planned and ventilat
ed, capable of senting comfortably
3,000 people; the platform is excel
lently arranged for speaking and has
facilities for lecture experiments and
illustrations. In this auditorium stu
dents will have the opportunity of
hearing lectures of special and general
interest by eminant members of the
fncuKy, and of listening to other men
and it-omen prominent in the world of
thought; such as Dr. G. Stanley Hall
of Clark University. Dr. John Dewey
of the University of Chicago, Dr. Ed
win A. Alderman of Tulane Universi
ty, Dr. J. Mark Baldwin of Johns Hop
kins University, Mrs. Ellen Richards
of the Boston Institute of Technology,
Dr. Arnold Tompkins of Chicago, Dr.
Richard T. Ely of the University of
Wisconsin, Dr. Charles D. Mclver of
North Carolina. Dr. Alcee Fortier of
Tulane University, Prof. Edward Liv
ington Barbour of Rutgers College,
Dr. Lincoln Hulley of Bucknell Uni
versity, Dr. Thomas Hume of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, and others.
The past sessions of the Summer
School have been most successful. The
work accomplished and the thoughts
and ideals interchanged will be a last
ing inspiration to Southern teachers.
Think what it means to come face to
face with more than 2,000 eager, active
memoers or one s own profession. How
the contact fires enthusiasm and deep
ens the purpose and meaning of a
teacher's life. The awakening educa
tional spirit which is abroad In the
O A f 1 1 ...
ouum wm come to its own more
Looking for a President.
The resignation of Dr. C. TV.
Dabney from the presidency of th
University of Tennessee becomes
effective next month, but as yet his
successor has not been selected. The
nominating committee of the board
of trustees has made several efforts
to select a man for the full board to
vote upon, but so far without suc
cess. The committee, at a meeting
held in Nashville some time since,
selected Prof. W. L. Budlev, of
A New Song
to the Lord
Sermon by th "Highway and
sneedilv because at a critical mnmnt v anderbilt,- a former xientuckian,
but JJr. Dudley declined the honor.
Another meeting also considered the
question, and still another meeting
was to have been held last week, but
it was postponed. Dr. Wm. II.
Whitsett, the prominent Southern
Baptist educator, is being urged by
influential persons, and he may be
finally chosen, although there is a
strong sentiment-for a State man.
Prof. S. A. Mynders, State superin
tendent of education, has strong
support on the theory that he is cap
able and besides can popularize the
institution in the State. The Uni
versity has never been very popular
in its history the Summer School of
the South has brought together for
several years in wise and inspiriting
conference thousands of men and wo
men who have 'at heart the interests
of the schools and colleges of our
land. Can such success be repeated?
Is it possible to better what has been
done? Those who have been in Knox
ville this spring and who know how
effectively the plans of the manage
ment are being carried on, do not need
to ask such questions.
Every subject, from the kindergar
ten through the college, will be em
braced in the courses offered and stu
dents will find prominent and success
ful .teachers as instructors in any
course which they may select.
Hiss Hofer of Teachers College will
have kindergarten music; Supervisor
Aiken of Cincinnati and Miss McMakin
of South Carolina, school music; Miss
Runyan of Teachers' College, kinder
garten; Miss O'Grady and Miss Brown,
primary work. There will be seventy
Instructors in the regular faculty.
Surely the Southern teachers cannot
complain of lack of home advantages
for the summer.
The interest in practical, industrial
and technical training is the most
promising aspect of modern education,
and the friends of the South can ask
no better assurance of its future pros
perity than the fact that for two years
from two to three thousand of its
teachers have gladly spent six weeks
at a school which particularly empa
sized this work. Many schools have
declared their -preference for teach
ers who have had this technical train
ing; many more are following suit.
Among the teachers in manual train
ing' are Prof. Hammel and Miss Raines
of North Carolina and Mr. Harshe of
Dr. Slonaker .from Stanford Univer
sity will give a course in nature stu
dy and elementary biology. Dr. Man
gum of the U
lina will conduct
( Copyright, 1, by J. a. E4son.)
Chicago, Sunday, June 12, 1904.
"O sing unto the Lord a new song:
Sing: unto the Lord all the earth.
Sing unto the Lord, bless His name;
Shew forth His salvation from day to day."
Psalm 96:1, 2. , -'
ITH the admoni
tion of the Psalm
ist to "sing unto
the Lord a new
song," the ques
arises: Does God
get tired of the old
song? . Does He
weary of hearing
the song of our
ence which we
learned so long
ago? Would the
sweet prattle of
even praises unto our God," and this
God is willing to do for every one of
His children. We must not forget the
part which the Lord takes in these soul
experiences. "Be filled with tin
Spirit" Is the admonition of Paul,
which precedes the command to speak
"to one another in Psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs." To be filled with
the Spirit is to have the Indwelling
presence of Christ, Who will give the
inspiration for the song, and will help
us to sing it "When we are sitting
under the shadow of severe trial," says
Dr. Meyer, "God can wrap us about
with the garment of praise, and fill our
mouths with singing. Although the
fig-tree does not blossom, and there la
no fruit in the vine3, yet the soul may
rejoice in the Lord, and joy in the God
of salvation. You cannot starve a man
who is feeding on God's promises; and
you cannot make the man or woman
wretched who has a clean conscience,
the smile of God, and the love of Jesus
in the soul."
WHICH SIDE LOST
the subject was given the most care
ful consideration, the decision being in
favor of the continuance of constnc
tion of battleships.
A St. Petersburg Dispatch Tells oi
the Annihilation of Two Jap
A NEW CHWANG DISPATCH TELLS
OF RUSSIAN LOSS OF 800 MEN.
wuu me pcopie, prouauiy uetaube oi. continue five, ten years from now
its location, iz is xeir mat 11 snouia when the baby form should have de
iive State aid, especially for the ag- veloped into the robust child and It
ricultural department, and this it should have learned a new and higher
cannot get unless a first-class mixer expression than mere baby gurgles and alyze David's Psalms. They are i
is at its head, one who can mix with cooIngs? D you grow weary of the self, except as in self is found the
the masses, especially the politicians..
Tennessee Life Insurance Statistics.
Volume 2 of the anual report of
Insurance Commissioner Folk, em-
bracing the statistical reports of children fail tn prow mid devoion
stereotyped testimony and prayer in
prayer meeting' of that brother or sis
ter who, ten, 20, 30 years ago had a
Christian experience, and has never
outgrown the swaddling clothes of Its
first babe-in-Christ expressions? And
think you that God cares not when
j fidelity and casualty, legal reserve
life insurance and assessment life
and accident companies and fra
ternal societies has been completed.
It shows the following aggregate
premiums and losses: Life busi
ness premiums, $1,737,360.86; loss
es paid, $2,236,469; industrial
premiums, $642,068.16; losses,
$178,504.73; casualty premiums,
$494,141.35: losses, $224,162. The
learn new songs out of life's experi
ences to pour into His ear? That
which was once sweet music to His
ear has long since lost its melody, be
cause it is no longer expressive of life
and growth. We all need to learn new
songs to sing unto the Lord. The
Psalmist is not giving expression to a
poetical and sentimratal nothingness.
but is speaking words which contain
a vital and Important truth. The ad
monition is important, it is needful,
and it is as pertinent to this day as it
was to the day when the devout singer
commissioner reiterates his opinion
m ,i . it- . -r - I wan iv uaj wixcu Lllc UcYUUL BlEKcr
University of North Caro-1 that rebating is ;a pernicious evil. He drew from tQe bugy hum of
auct the classes in phys- savs: "During the nast vear I wrote -yi i,..i,vi n
mm - i . i a u.iiiiiit. i ii i i inn i ii h ilia k w oor
agriculture,- horticulture and school
. The course in English language
and literautre will be conducted by
Dr. Charles W. Kent of the University
of Virginia, Dr. C. A. Smith of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, Dr. Richard
Jones of Vanderbilt University, Dr.
Henry Nelson Snyder of Wofford Col
lege, James W. Sewell of Nashville
and Miss Emile W. McVea of the Uni
versity of Tennessee. One who knows
these names will recognize that no
better lecturers and teachers can be
found in the country.
Latin will be taught by Profs. Bo
cock of the University of Georgia and
Bain of South Carolina; Greek by Dr.
jurisdiction and to every attorney- and wove them into the sacred songE
general, calling attention to the law
and to the importance of its enforce
ment. Whenever any information
as to the violation of this law is
lodged with me it is my practice
to at once forward the information
to the attorney-general of the dis-
No Hard Times at Greenfield.
In the vicinity of Greenfield the
early harvest blackberry is now
ready for the Northern markets.
.Every day peas, beans and black
berries and potatoes are beins:
Conn r?orn rf t Vk a TTt Ivnrci'fw TUi'ool
sippi; German by Prof. Darnall of the BU1mu lu v"cagu aim oi. uuis.
University of Tennessee, and Spanish The peach crop is simply immense
by Prof. Spahr of the South Carolina I this season. Around Greenfield it
iSt the unequaled opportunities of is one great peach orchard, and the are no new songs in the hearts and
fered bv the Summer School of the 1 quantity and quality cannot be 6-X- mouths of some people because no ex-
ri i-L. c . a. i . . I ; 4 V. T'V.rt n. C 1 A I nariono In Ha 1 T . .
ouuui lor improvement in scuoiarsuip icntu 111 nic kjmtc 111c uiccuucm i v.v.j m m cei auuweu 10
we love to read. Every experience issued
in a new song to his Lord, whether it
was tending his flock out on the lonely
hillside, or serving the king within pal
ace walls; whether winning mighty vic
tories over the giant enemies of the
Lord, or fleeing for his life from the re
jected Saul; whether ruling in right
eousness over the nation after the Lord
had triumphed over all his enemies.
or falling into grievous and awful sin
during an unguarded moment. And he
who was constantly singing new songs I adoration, the soul will as surely break
to the Lord says to you and to me: I forth into the strains of a new song to
"Oh, sing unto the Lord a new song." its Lord, as nature puts forth her buds
and blossoms under the life-giving rays
rPHE new song is essential to every the glorious sun.
A Christian life. It is indicative of
ND .what of the theme of this new
song to the Lord? Shall it be of
self? Ah, would it be a new song, i
we should continue to sing of self?
How much of life is filled up with the
ego? Come now, be frank with thyseil
and thy God! How much of your life
have you given up to the singing of
the song of self, its desires, its aims,
Its ambitions, its gratification? Is il
not About time you began to sing a new
song of rbur Lord and Saviour? An-
They are not of
velous operation of God's love, mercy.
goodness and power. It Is hard for the
human heart to realize that God find
no delight in us except as He sees the
character of His blessed Son reflected
in us. The making the Lord the thema
of one's song involves at least four
things: Submission, instruction, ex
pectation, and adoration, bubmission
to the will of God in the experiencesof
life, whatever they may be. How coull
one find a new song to sing unto the
Lord if his heart was in- rebellion
against the circumstances which sur
rounded it? Instruction in righteous
ness, the -experiences of life being the
schoolmaster. God's Word declares
that the people of the world are "ever
learning, and never able to come to the
knowledge of the truth." To such the
experiences of life never give instruc
tion that is Godward. But with the
Lord as the theme of the life, instruc
tion in the ways of truth and righteous
ness issues from the experiences of life.
Expectation that waits with faith anl
patience for the unfolding of God's
plans and purposes, knowing that a:
the other end of the darkest valley is
the light, and blessing of God. And
adoration that makes of the Lord a
satisfying portion. A worshipful atti
tude towards God which receives ever
circumstance and condition of life as
the sanctuary in which the soul may
meet its God and commune with Him.
Where we find these four elements,
submission, instruction, expectation.
Kelther Report Im OfflcliU, Bat Each
Telia of Catching; the Enemy in n
Trap Japanese Operntloua Near
Frng-WanK-l'hmK are M ratifying-
St. Petersburg, June 13. The Japan
ese advance of columns north and
south of Feng-Wang-Cheng is causing
considerable mystification. The pre
ponderance of military opinion still
inclines to the belief that the move
ments in both directions are feints, al
though the opinion that Gen. Kuroki
has begun a serious advance by both
flanks against Liao-Yang does not lack
Renewed skirmishing is reported in
the neigiiDorhood of Siu-Yen, but there
is no confirmation, officially, of the
engagement reported as having oc
curred 30 miles southeast of Hai-
THE CHINESE ARE WORRIED
The Killing of Lewis Etrel, the
Kenspoper Correspondent, la .
. Woirylns; the Chinese.
New Chwang, June 13. The Chinese
government is apparently greatly wor
ried over the death of Lewis Etzel, the
correspondent of the London Daily
Telegraph, who was shot and killed
recently by Chinese soldiers off the
Liao-Tung coast. The affair is being
energetically investigated by United
States Consul-General Miller, and the
viceroy at Shan Hal Kwan sent the
taotain Liu here to act in the matter
on behalf of the Chinese government.
Taotain Liu served at one time as
secretary to the Chinese legation at
Washington, and subsequently as Chi
nese consul at New York. He is now
taotai of Tien Tsin.
Several Thousand Make the Annual
Pilgrimage to the Home of
Mary Baker G. Eddy. ' '
Boston, June 13. Several thousand
Christian scientists left here by special
trains for Concord, N. H., on the an
nual pilgrimage to the home of Mrs.
Mary Baker G. Eddy, the founder of
Christian science. In connection with
the pilgrimage and in response to a
Cheng, in the direction of the Feng- Er,ecial limitation from Mrs. E4dy the
Wang-Cheng road, which was reported visitors were to view the elaborate new
Christ! an science edifice at Concord,
the gift of Mrs. Eddy.
erowm uoawaru. it is the response
of the soul to the touch of God. There
ND all the earth is called to sing unto
the Lord a nev: song. Not just a
few, not Just the mere handful of Chris
tians as compared with the billions of
people who know not God and cannot
and professional knowledge are en-1 Fruit Growers' Association will shin J teach Its rich spiritual truth and make sing unto Him a new song, but all the placed at
inS manv cars of reaches from thpre thi the soul cling, in closer faith and fel- earth is xalled upon to join in this glad on Kai-C
nanced eacn year Dy an increasing 1 mOT1,T 0-c t aaha f Ki-a
number of teachers is the best testi
mony to its superior and efficient work.
Truly, the South, after forty years
courageous struggle through the wil
derness, is on the borders of the prom
Impetus to Vegetation.
According to the weekly bulletin
of Section Director Bate, recent
rains .have given vegetation a great
impetus in Tennessee. Corn and cot
ton are growing rapidly, lobacco is
in favorable condition, although
there is not so much of it as in
previous years. Wheat is heading
well and promises a fair yield.
Spring oats are fine, clover meadows
nnd pastures are in good condition,
Irish potatoes are growing well and
gardens are improving rapidly.
Other crops are excellent, although
it has been rather wet for melons.
Tobacco Growers After Trust
Tobacco growers to the number of
three to four hundred met at Spring
field last week and heard Congress
man Gaines and others denounce
the tobacco trust and appointed a
committee of four to secure evidence
against the trust and present it to
United States District Attorney
Tillman, at Nashville.
-r- . , i i luw&iii i ifi n i ii ri i i no nnv is
V rn n,VT downward and Inward. If the world
crops have been totally killed by eives to the pleasure and gratification
frost, but the fruit farmers have 0f the flesh and the natural man, there
taken care of fheir trees. They ar9 I is satisfaction, and agreeable comnla-
Chair Factory at Covington.
The Tennessee Chair Manufactur
ing Company began operations at
Covington last week. The plant will i
employ about fiftv persons, and its
capacity is 500 chairs per day,
which range in price from $7 to $20
per dozen. About thirty machines
arc employed in making the differ
ent parts of the chairs. James S.
Malone and Squire W. S. Mayes,
two of Tipton county's most pro
gressive and energetic business men,-
are the owners of the factory, Mr.
Malone being the general manager.
A large quantity of lumber will be
consumed bv the factory daily.
when run at its full capacity. The
plant is quite an aMidtion to the
manufacturing interests of Coving
rryon f lifHvOTa in rlivPTsifiArl fflrm.
ing. There is something going to
the markets from Greenfield all
through the year, and as a result
there are no hard times.
Stock Law Primary.
A primary election has been called
in Weakley countv to get the senti
ment of the people on the stock law-
New Railroad for Dyersburg.
Plans have been perfected and
rights of way all secured for a new
railroad to run east from Dyers
burg. The new road will run up
Forked Deer river from Dyersburg
for 'a distance of about ten miles,
and is built with a view of hauling
timber from Forked Deer bottom.
Messrs. Ferguson & Palmer, a lum
ber concern of Paducah, Ky., who
have operated extensively in Dyer
county, are at the head of the pro
ject, having bought nearly $100,000
worth of timber in that section.
Contracts have been made and work
will begin at once on the road, and
if plans are carried out, will be fin
ished this year. The extension of
this road to Trenton has been talked
of, and it is thought to be the cheap
est way of connecting the Mobile &
cency, but no new song that reaches up
to God. If life brings its hardshlns anH
trials, its privations and sufferings, its
disappointments and misfortunes, "there
is grim, cheerless endurance, but no
new song that reads in the experience
some new thought of God, some virtue,
some grace. The most untoward cir
cumstances, the deepest bereavement
may give birth to the sweetest song.
How much of the beautiful expressions
In David's Psalms, suppose you, we
owe to the aflliction, and peril and pri
vation and failures through which he
passed? How much we would have
lost of Paul's writings if he had not
realized that "all "things work together
for good to them that love God." and
was not constantly looking for inspira
tion ror the new song to sing. The
world sings when the sky is blue
refrain. God misses the mute hearts.
The great leader of the orchestra stopped
the scores of instruments the violins,
the cellos, the great base viols, the reso
nant brass Instruments, the rolling drum
and all the rest that were pouring forth
their mighty volume of melody, and
cried: "Where is the piccolo?" The lit
tle piccolo was missed. The Quick ear
of the leader caught the break in the har
mony when the little instrument was
silent. The music was not complete
without its clear, sweet note. And God's
quick ear catches the break in the har
mony. He misses the voices of those
who are silent He calls all the earth to
sing a new song unto Him. The new song
the world needs to Bing is of salvation
in Christ J esus. The new song the Chris
tian needs to sing is more and more of
that salvation as it reaches Into every
channel and current of the life. The
world sings its songs. Bat theV are
songs of this lire, songs that end in dark
ness and despair and death, songs that
begin and end with self, songs that ber
and the sun is bright and everything gin wjth the gladness and joy of phys-
to have resulted in the loss of two
Japanese battalions. Should this report
turn oit to be true, it would show
that the Japanese are advancing to
ward Hal-Cheng by two roads, as the
column reported engaged must have
been different from the one which
drove out the Russians from Siu-Yen
on the road further south.
Extreme Reticence Manlfented.
Absolute confirmation is not obtain
able of the report that Gen. Kuropat
kin is dispatching troops from Mukden
against the enemy's right. Extreme
reticence is manifested at the war of
fice regarding the military situation,
which is generally interpreted as fore
shadowing important developments in
the immediate future. While the im
minence of a decisive battle between
the two main armie3 isdistinctly dis
couraged, news of fighting of a rather
heavy character is anticipated. The
lack of official dispatches from Kuxo
patkin during the last 48 hours is re
garded as significant.
THIS TI'.I.LS AAOTIICIt STORY.
The Rnaniana Fell Into a Trap, Ac
cording to This Report.
New Chwang, Sunday, June jl2. In
formation was received here at ten
o'clock to-night, through heretofore re
liable channels, that part of the Jap
anese force left at Pu-Lan-Tien to
checkmate the Russians' southward
movement to relieve Port Arthur was
attacked southeast of Shungnmaoya.
After slight fighting the Japanese made
a false retreat, the Russians hotly fol
lowing them, when the Japanese made
a flank movement, catching the Rus
sians in a trap. The Russian losses are
800 men. They then fell back
Chou and began to retreat
along the Baimatgu.-Tsai-Chou road.
A Longr, Forced March.
About 2,000 Russian infantry from
Kai-Chou passed through New Chwang
this morning, accompanied by a large
supply and hospital train. Several carts
contained bandaged men. The troops
appeared to be fagged out, and showed
every indication of a long, forced
march. The officers refused to furnish
any information, but a non-commissioned
officer told a correspondent that
all the troops were retreating from
Tsai-Chou. Before he could say any
thing further he was reprimanded by
Stragplers Are Watched.
Stragglers are closely watched by
non-commissioned officers to prevent
them from talking. The Russians have
abandoned the ground minea eight
miles south of here.
A native messenger just in from the
Ruslsan camp east of here reports
that there are many wounded men
VERDICT: "FOUND DROWNED"
Inqncat on One of the Victim of
Sundnr'w Collision In the St.
Lawrfnce, Near Sorel.
Montreal Can., June 13. The In
quest -n the body of Alfred Thibault,
of the steamer Canada, of the Riche-
lieu & Ontario line, which was sunk" in
collision near Sorel early Sunday
morning, resulted in a verdict of
"found drowned," no blame being at
tached, whatever, to either the officers
of the Canada or Cape Breton.
Fonnd Dead In Her Berth.
Chicago, June 13. Friends and rel
atives who assembled at the North
western Railway station to welcome
Mrs. Helen M. Wood: home from Cali
fornia encountered her lifeless body as
the train rolled in. She was found dead
in her berth a short time before the
train reached Chicago.
Cloadbarnt in Colorado.
Colorado Springs, Col., June 13. A
cloudburst has occurred between Hus
ted and Palmer Lake. Three Rio
Grande passenger trains are stalled,
and he local yards are , filled with
freight trains unable to proceed.
question. The election was called Ohio with the Illinois Central at Dy
Reward for John Scott.
Several weeks ago John Scott,
colored, who was in jail jit Union
City, awaiting to go to the peniten
tiary to serve a three years sen
tence for burglary, made an unsuc
cessful attempt to break jail, and
tried it again last evening with bet
ter success, cutting his way to lib
erty. For his return Sheriff Chiles
offers $50 reward.
Thomas Jefferson's Successor.
Dr. Collins Denny, who for thir
teen 3-ears has filled the chair of
mental and moral philosophy at
Vanderbilt University, has just
been, elected president of the Uni
versity of Virginia. Men formerly
mentioned for the place are Thomas
Kelson Page, Dr. Henry Van Dyke
end other notable personages. This
is the first time the University of
Virginia has had an executive head
eince the. time of Tjiomas Jefferson. growing crops resulted.
bj- the Democrats, but all the legal
voters of whatever faith may partic
ipate in the election.
Heinous Crime Charged.
A dispatch from Pulaski says
that George W. Davis, a deputy
sheriff of Uiles county, was arrested
last week on a charge of assault
and batter' with the intent to have
carnal knowledge of the minor
daughter of a neighbor.
Big Storm Near Lewisburg.
A heavy wind, hail and rain storm
near Lewisburg, in Marshall coun
ty, last week, did much damage to
timber, barns and fences. Several
stores were unroofed, and farmers
in the path of the storm, suffered
orsburg, as the country is practically
level over which the road would go.
To Improve Highways.
The improved highway committee
of Montgomery county has decided
to carry on during this summer the
work of constructing throughout the
Entire county an improved and mod
ern system of public highways, and
this work will be commenced at
Fish Worms Caused Tragedy.
Nick Shaw was shot and in
stantly killed by his neighbor, Wil--
liam Brown, near Lewisburg last
week. The weapon was a double
barreled shotgun. Bad feeling had
existed for some time between the
much loss from prostrated fencing! men. At the time of the trafredy
and trees. The telephone lines be
tween Lewisburg and points in the
southern section of the country were
blown down, and much damage to
Shaw and his two little bovg were
digging fishing worms on Brown's
place. Brown ordered Shaw away.
Some words passed between them,
culminating in the shooting.
is smooth as the placid lake In summer
time, but the Christian is admonished
to sing a new song- to the Lord out of
every experience which comes In life.
The saintly Thomas Halybnrton, an
Englishman, found a new song for his
Lord when death robbed him of his
much-beloved son. Of that great be
reavement he writes: "This day hai
l . .
ueen a aay 10 oe rememDerea. o my
soul, never forget what this day I
reached! My soul had smiles that al
most wasted nature. Oh, what a sweet
day! About half an hour after the
Sabbath, my child, after a sharp con
flict, slept pleasantly in Jesus, to whom
pleasantly he was so often given.
. Jesus came to me in the third watch
of the night, walking upon the waters.
. . lie stiiiea tne tempest in my
soul, and lo! there was a great calm."
It was the new song which. Thomas Ha
lyburton was singing to hli, Lord.
LI u i tne admonition to sing a new
LJ song to the Lord must find in us
the response of the Psalmist: "I will
sing a new song unto Thee," O God." It
does not come natural to us to sing the
new song unto God, any more than it
comes natural for us to be good. It
comes only by determined effort upon
our part. Recognition of the right of
the Lord to ask and expect a new song
from us should be followed by the pur
pose to do. Ah, how many, many or
us realize the truth without making it
a part of us through determined effort?
The Psalmist declares of God that "He
bath put a new song In my mouth,
ical life and its pleasures, but songs
which end in the gloomy strains.of the
dirge. But, oh! what Joyful experience
if the world would only learn to sing
the new song unto the Lord! The new
song on earth would be caught up in
Heaven and wafted back by the angels
over the sinners that had repented.
There are songs yet to be sung which
those who are singing the new songs to
the Lord now will have a share in in the
glorious future. John's vision shows
us the throne of God and the assembled
saints singing "a new Eong saying:
'Worthy is the Lamb,' etc' " And after
the dragon and the beast and the false
prophet are overcome by the victorious
Christ there shall burst forth a mighty
song or triumph, a new song, for It will
mark the final and complete triumph
over sin and its utter destruction. "In
that day shall this song be sung in the
land of Judah: We have a strong city:
salvation will be appointed for walls
and bulwarks." "And the ransomed oi
Jehovah shall return and come with
singing unto ZIon." And i'from the ut
termost parts of the earth have we heard
songs: Glory to the righteous."
Not Quite Realistic Enough.
A prominent artist in London had sit
tings not long ago from a lady of wit
and fashion. Her husbahd, a peer, went
to see the portrait when it was finished
and was asked by the artist to give his
opinion of it. Hejeplied quite innocent
ly, looking first at the lady and then at
the portrait: "It is very good; it is ex
cellent; but. I think there is a little toe
much repose about the rtouth." .
A RUSSIAN DEMAU
Vice-Admiral Skrjclloff Hasn't Been
AiTay From Vladivostok.
St. Petersburg, June 13. The Lon
don Standard's St. Petersburg dispatch
saying that a telegram had been re
ceived from Vice-Admiral Skrydloff
announcing that he recently left Vlad
ivostok with the Russian squadron and
engaged a Japanese squadron off Port
Arthur, is denied at the admiralty. No
such dispatch, has been received from
Skyrdloff, whose squadron, according
to the last advices, lap still at Vladi
vostok and in its' neighboring waters.
The government has no advices of re
newed fighting before Port Arthur, but
It is regarded as not unlikely that
fighting of a more or less serious char
acter on the Kwan-Tung peninsula
may be in progress, although the war
office" is convinced that no serious as
sault on the fortress is yet possible.
Kansla's Xaral Programme.
Russia's naval programme (finally
approved Saturday at the meeting be
tween Emperor Nicholas, the. Grand
Duke Alexis, the high admiral and
Vice-Admiral Avellan, chief of the ad
miralty) for the next ten years, in
cludes twenty battleships, ten armored
cruiser:, ten first-class and protected
cruisers and a number of torpedo boats
and submarine boats.
In view of the criticism on the part
of foreign naval experts of the bat
tleship type after the destruction of
the Russian battleship Petropavlovsk
and the Japanese battleship Hatsuse,
Miles Blakely committed suicide at
Sikeston, Mo., after fatally wounding
Plymouth Congregational church of
East St. Louis, 111., was dedicated, Sun
day, with elaborate services.
Prominent speakers will address the
civic improvement meetings at the
World's fair, in St Louis this week.
Comparison of prices with one year
ago show farm products higher, though,
many articles for domestic use are
Samuel Sanders, who killed his
young wife, near Wilson Mill, Mo., was
held to answer for his act by a coro
William H. Stupy and son, Just ar
rived "at St. Louis traveled from Pitts
burg, Pa, in an open boat to see tha
Returns from, democratic primaries
in Texas show that more than two
thirds of the counties are for Parker
Senator Cockrell, of Missouri, Is not
seriously inconvenienced by the
wounds he received in Saturday's acci
dent in Washington.
George C. Manewal, 30 years old,
vice-president of the Manewal-Lange
Biscuit Co., St. Louis, died at his home,
Sunday, of pneumonia
Russians state that two Japanese
battalions, marching toward Hai-Cheng
from Fung-Wang-Cheng, fell into an
ambuscade and were annihilated.
Senator Lawrence E. Stringer, one of
the most prominent factors in demo
cratic politics in Illinois, has the sup
port of Logan county for governor.
Admiral Togo reports that a naval
detachment stopped the progress of a
Russian military train southward on
the west coast of Liao-Tung peninsula.
Nicholas Walthers, a deputy consta
ble for Bothomme township, In St.
Louis county, Mo., arrested one Chales
Moore, whom he charges with counter
feiting. .The statue of Qen. Franz Sigel, to be
erected in one of the parks of St. Louis,
will be an original statue by Robert
Kauer, of Berlin, Germany,- a former
resident of St. Louis.
Although the authorities of St. Louis
county, Mp., put a stop to gambling .
Just outside the StT Louis city limits
recently, the games have been resumed
with brazen effrontery.
President Faunce of the Brown uni
versity says: "Our age is strenuous to
the breaking point," and that "the men
of our times are more attached to ex
pedients .than to principles."
Eighty steerage passengers on the
steamship La Gascogne were trans
ferred to Hoffman Island, New York
harbor for precautionary observation.
These passengers were booked from
Marseilles, where there is smallpox. All
the passengers were well.