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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1904.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
Finis J. Garrett.
The advent of a new political fac
tor m the pontics of Tennessee has
furnished food for much editorial
thought among the newspapers of
tho State, and the personality of
Finis J. Garrett, the young man who
defeated Rice A. Pierce in the con-
?:resional race in the Xinth district,
s the favorite theme with most of
them. The Lauderdale County En
terprise has the following entertain
ing and complimentary sketch of
Mr. Garrett in a recent issue of that
Eight years ago In the course of
that marvelous campaign which re
vealed to the country one of its most
brilliant orators, William J. Bryan
spoke to a large crowd at McKenzie.
At the conclusion of his speech a
slender young man, with compelling
dark eyes and perfect polso of man
ner, ascended the platform and ad
dressed the great throng of . people.
Although unknown to a majority of
his hearers, he held their attention
from the beginning, and as he pro
ceeded the purity of his logic con
vinced and his earnestness impressed
all who heard, while his sledge-hammer
sarcasm and rapier-like ridicule
brought shouts of laughter from the
delighted audience, and at the close
he received an ovation equal to that
of the distinguished candidate foi
president. Then came forward an elo
quent speaker, a man who had been
honored many times with high places
of public trust, and paid the youth
splendid tribute, predicting for him a
great future and concluding with the
vord3: "My young friend, all I ask
i that you ?tay out of the Ninth Con
That youth, only 20 years of age,
was Finis J. Garrett, a school boy of
McKenzie, and his eulogist was Hon.
Rice A. Pierce, congressman from the
Ninth district of Tennessee.
rims J. liarrett was Dora in an
bumble home In Weakley county,
August 26, 1875. His parents are
both living, and be la tbeir only child.
His father was a Confederate soldier,
and now resides on a farm in Weak
ley county. In his earlier years Gar
rtt worked on his father's farm, dur
ing school vacations, his first school
Ing being obtained at Como, a
chool of which he was the principal
erne eight years later. He attended
cvm session of Clinton College at Clin.
ton, Ry., and at the age of eighteen
bsonrae editor of the Weakley County
Democrat at Dresden.
At this time he published his first
'poems, seme of which were praised
and copied extensively by the daily
press. Later on he assumed editorial
charge of the McKenzie Herald.
He was ambitious, with Ideals and
a fine reasoning mind, and with a de
termination to develop his faculties
and equip himself for high position in
life. He entered Bethel College, at
McKenzie, paying, his -way by working
half the day in the McKenzie Herald
r.rlnting office. He graduated from
Bethel with high honors in 1S97, was
valedictorian of his class and won the
class medal for oratory. He was
principal of the Como public school,
and taught one j'ear In the Milan
school, reading law during his unoc
cupied time. In August, 1899, he was
admitted to the bar, and the lollow
ing year formed a partnership with
Capt Charles M. Ewing, of Dresden.
Capt. Ewing died in March, 1900, and
Garrett continued to practice law
alone, rapidly gaining a paying patron
age and earning recognition as a keen
Judge of the law and an eminent ad
vocate. At this time he also made a
remarkable reputation, for one so
young, in the lecture field. One of
his lectures, "The South and Litera
ture," being a masterpiece of pro
found thought, couched in classic Ian
guage, and showing an intimate
knowledge of the subject. September
14, 1900. Chancellor John S. Cooper
offered him the position of clerk and
master of the Chancery Court of Weak
ley county without his being an appli
cant. He accepted and still holds that po
sition, practicing law in other court3.
He has never made a failure, his every
effort being rewarded with success. He
Is a deep thinker, a tireless worker
and possesses great executive ability,
a man of spotless integrity, unassum
ing, reserved, intensely home-loving
and withal as brave as those knightly
cavaliers who were his ancestors, he
Is a splendid type of the South's
November 27, 1901, ho married Miss
Elizabeth Harris Burns, a daughter of
J. T. Burns, of McKenzie. They have
one child, Virginia, one year old.
Mr. Garrett, at the age of only
twenty-nine, in defeating an old and
experienced politician after a daringly
original and brilliant campaign, has
achieved a success that promises a
Ripley U. C. V. Reunion.
John Sutherland Camp, TJ. C. T..
of Ripley, held its annual reunion
at William's camp ground, six miles
west of that "town last week. The
affair was a signal success from every
viewpoint. A lovely day, large crowd,
ideal location, with plenty of shade
and water, where nature seemed to
yield her most enchanting charms in
perfecting natural surroundings for
Euch an occasion, all concentrated to
round out a da ofenjoyment.
The department of agriculture, in
its review of crops and crop condi
tions in Tennessee, issued last week,
Good showers fell over the greater
portion of the State, and where they
fell crops of all kinds continue in
fine condition of growth and develop
ment, but in many sections, particu
larly in the western and northwestern
counties, there has not been sufficient
rainfall for the needs of growing
pioducts, and in some drouth condi
tions prevail to a serious extent, re
sulting in a material lowering of pros
pective yields. In some sections of
the eastern and middle divisions the
rains were heavy and damaging.
Early corn is pretty well assured.
and is one of the finest crops for
many years; late corn needs more
rain for its proper development; and
in the dry belts it is rapidly dete
riorating, and will fall far short of ex
pectations unless sufficient rain falla
Cotton is still growing slowly, but
is in fairly good condition.
In the northwestern counties tobac
co is beginning to need more rain for
its proper outcome; elsewhere the
crop is reported good.
The second crop of Irish potatoes
has been about all planted and is do
ing well; sweet potatoes are ap
proaching good maturity where suffl
cient rain has fallen.
Millet and peas, of which there are
large crops, are ripening well; some
has been cut and secured for hay.
Plowing for fall seeding has pro
grossed well, as a rule, and some rye
and winter oats have already been
Turnips are coming up well and
sowing is still in progress.
Sorghum is doing fairly well.
Wheat thrashing is rapidly ap
proaching completion, with excellent
Some damage to oats in shock by
the'rains is reported; the crop, as a
rule, is excellent.
Pastures continue very good.
In some sections apples, peaches
and grapes are inclined to rot, and
fall apples are dropping off to a con
Garden products are reported fine
Tennessee Conference Meeting.
Preparations are being made for
the annual session of the Tennessee
conference, M. E. Church, South,
which will convene fit Gallatin on
October 5. This will be the third
conference which has been held at
Gallatin. There will be several im
portant educational matters which
will come up before the conference.
The board of education is going to
establish a theological department to
the Paine Institute for nearroes at
Augusta, Ga., and an industrial an
nex will be established to the Lane
Girl's School, this State.-In addi
tion to these matters, the proposed
plan of a woman's university will
be brought up. This woman's uni
versity will be established by the
three conferences of the State and
each conference will act separately
on the plan. A joint committee will
be appointed, if the plan is accept
ed, from all three of the conferences,
which will have power to chose the
city which will have the universiiy.
The university will be on a par with
Vanderbilt in standard.
Pension Roll Revised.
The Pension Board has completed
the business before its August ses
sion, striking from the rolls one first
class, one second-class, twenty-seven
third-class and thirteen fourth-class
pensioners. Two third-claf s pension
ers were suspended. The total reduc
tion amounts to $4,0fi(T per year.
There were added to the rolls' one
second-class, onr third-class and
ninety-three fourth-class pensioners,
the increase being 15,S0O per year.
Since tho May meeting thirty-four
pensioners have died.
Fatal Tennessee Central Wreck.
One man was killed and about
forty other persons injured in a. pas
senger wreck on the Tennessee Cen
tral railroad, seventy miles east of
Xashville last week. Westbound pas
senger train Xo. 2 from Knoxville
to' Nashville, and in charge of Con
ductor W. II. Becland, was making
the descent of Silverpoint Hill, be
tween Buffalo Valley and Silver
point, when a flange of a wheel on
a truck of the rear car broke, de
railing the two last coaches. One of
them turned completely over, and
both were badlv wrecked.
The Old Man Did Right.
John Matthews was shot and
killed near Point Pleasant last week,
by John Bay, his father-in-law. The
cause vas Matthews' whipping his
wife unmercifully on acount of
Charged With Murder.
The coroner's jurv in the Mitchell
case, at Springfield, returned a ver
dict charging Bobert Mitchell with
his wife's murder. He is in iail and
declines to discuss the case.
A J. P.'s Novo! Experltnos.
Squire Caudle, of Hives, eaw
three negro tramps near the railroad
station last week. The squire issued
warrants for their arrest. The con
stable was not to be found. The
squire attempted to serve all the war
rants without assistance. Ju6t as he
approached the negroes a freight
train passed. The squire tried to
hold the trio, but they took him
aboard the freight, and, after car
Tying him a convenient distance,
drooped him gently to the ground,
and bade him a graceful farewell.
Considers Her Valuable.
Matthew Gordon, of Columbia, en
tered suit last week for $20,000
against W. J. Towler, alleging tha
the latter alienated his wife's affec
tions. The complainant and his
wife recently returned from St,
Louis and it is said that on thes. re
turn Gordon found letters to his
wife in her trunk from the defend
ant. The parties are prominent, and
Mr. Gordon evidently considers his
wife of no small worth.
Big Confederate Reunion.
The largest ex-Confederate re
union in the history of the Ike Stone
Camp was held at Johnson's Spring,
three miles north of Henderson, last
week, iully 4,000 were m attend
ance from all parts of Chaster and
Madison counties. The crowd wa
most orderly and an extensive bar
becue was prepared, which amply fed
Curfew Law at Newberrr.
Newbern is trying a curfew law.
The young people declare the town
has many ordinances that are not en
forced. They say that if-the curfew
law is rigorously upheld they will
charge a discrimination and cite in
stances wherein the officials have
connived at minor infractions of the
The Mentor Southern.
A charter was filed at Knoxvilld
last week for the "incorporation of
the Mentor Southern railroad. It
will be built through Blount, Lou
don and Monroe counties, as an aux
iliary to the Atlanta, Knoxville and
Southern railroad. It will cost about
$2,000,000, being twenty miles in
length. The town of Maryville may
be reached by it.
The total vote for congressman in
the Xinth district, as ffiven- out bv
J . wJ
thfi committer canvassing the re
turns, shows 12,127 for Garrett, and
b,740 tor .Fierce a majority of o,
388 for Garrett. Pierce carried but
one county in the dioict Lake
and that by only a majority of 20
At a meeting last week of the
stockholders of the McKenzie Elec
trie Light and Water Works Com
pany the capital stock was increased
$o00. A new four-inch well was or
dered bored, and the water works
will be extended to the western part
Improvement at Lebanon.
The city authorities at Lebanon
are making improvements on tho
public square. It is the purpose ol
the corporation to wall in and covet
the fine spring m this square. Leb
anon people look on this spring vi
cariously. Sometimes it is an eye
sore, at other times they speak of ii
as being one of the natural beautieJ
of the place.
Tullahoma Citizens Sue the Town.
Tullahoma citizens, owning prop
erty on Grundy and Lincoln streets,
have brought a heavy damage suit
against the city. The owners have
been protesting against the continu
ation of the stock yards in that
neighborhood, but the city has seen
fit to extend the privilege to the
yards for another long period ol
time, hence the damage suits.
Tracy City Wants a Park.
The- Tracy City people are aftei
the Nashville, Chattanooga & St.
Louis railroad to make a park out oi
he railroad holdings betwen the citv
and the tracks. If the request .is
granted Tracy City will present an
extremely picturesque appearance to
the passengers along that route.
His Heart Torn. Out.
Henderson Greer, a well-known
negro living jiear Jackson, aged
about 60 vears, was killed bv a tree
which he was chopping falling upon
him. Ho was horribly mangled, hit
hca't being torn out.
Agitating Sunday Closing.
The Martin Mail is heading a
fight that, if successful, -will mean
Sunday closing for that litle town.
The Mail says the question has al
ready been brought before the Citv
Council, and that body is preparing
for a public discussion of the situa
tion. New Marble Company.
Connecticut capitalists will invest
$200,000 in a new marble quarry a
H, HENRY C, DAVIS
IS DULY NOTIFIED
Democratic Vice-Presidential Candi
date Given the Official Tip.
AT WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Hundreds of Euthtisiastlc Demo
crat From Virginia and Bor
dering Stutes Witnessed
"White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Aug.
IS. Kenry Gassaway Davis was form
ally notified that he is the nominee
of the democratic party for vice-president
of the United States. Mr.-Davis
accepted the nomination in a brief
6peech reviewing the political situa
tion, echoing the sentiments of Judge
Parker on the money question and ex
pressing the determination to be suc
cessful in the campaign.
Representative John Sharp Williams,
of Mississippi, chairman of the notifi
cation committee, delivered the noti
Ceremonies on the Lawn.
The ceremonies were held on the
lawn of the White Sulphur Springs ho
tel, which affords a natural amphithe
ater, the grounds sloping up from the
HON. HENRY GASSAWAY DAVIS.
speakers' stand on all sides and shel
tered by huge, spreaking oaks. The
day was an ideal one from every
Hundreds of enthusiastic democrats
had assembled from the Virginias and
bordering states, and heavy trainloads
brought others from a distance. Moun
taineers came on horsebeck, on foot
and in wagons with their families.
With I tniont Simplicity.
The ceremonies were marked by the
utmost simplicity. The famous Stone
wall brigade band of Stauntou, Va.,
organized by Gen. Jackson, played stir
ring airs. A pretty incident occurred
at the conclusion of the ceremonies,
when a delegation of 17 ladies from
Atlanta, Ga., headed by Mrs. W. L.
Peel, all bearing the Georgia state flag,
came forward to congratulate the can
didate. These same ladies tendered
Judge Parker a reception in Atlanta
Chairman Thomas Taggart of the
national committee, who had planned
to attend the ceremonies, wired that
it would be impossible for him to get
to White Sulphur. Perry Belmont was
the only representative of the New
York democracy, present.
Mr. Davis Was Out Early.
Mr. Davis was an early riser this
morning. His attire was a dark busi
ness suit, with sack coat, made dis
tinctive by his old-fashioned white
shirt with high-standing collar at
tached and black tie.
He mingled freely with the throngs
on the broad hotel veranda and held
many impromptu receptions in the cor
ridors. Mr. Davis gave evidence of
good spirits and health, and evinced
keen Interest in meeting his old friends
and making new ones.
The notification committee, with 38
members present, 15 of whom were
proxies, met in the hotel parlor at 11
a. m., organized and then sent for
Mr. Davis and presented him the fol
lowing letter of formal notification':
The Formal Letter.
Mr. Davis As the committee on
notification to the vice-presidential
nominee, we have the honor, in the
name of the democratic national cont-
vention which wa3 held at St. Louis,
on July 6 to 8, to announce to you with
that degree of formality which cus
tom and respectful observance pre
scribe, the fact that you were unani
mously named by that body as their
choice for vice-president of the United
States for the term beginning on the
4th of March, 1905, and to request re
spectively your acceptance of the nom
ination. Knowing that we ou,ght to
succed and confiding in the good sense
of the American people for success,
we are, with well-merited regard,
Yours for the committee,
JOHN SHARRP WILLIAMS,
W. R. M'CAULL. Secretary.
Perry Belmont and Committeeman
Five Persons Injured.
Kansas City, Mo.. Aug. 18. Five per
sons were injured in an auiomoDiie
accident caused by an inexperienced
chaffeur, who drove the machine over
ten-foot embankment near Lees
Summit, Mo. The injured are all from
Kansas City. -
Evidently n. Suicide.
Chicago, Aug. 18. A man supposed
to be J. Dloeckler, of Independence,
Kas.. was found dead in Jackson park
Tuesday night. He had evidently com
mitted suicide by shooting himself
through the bead.
James H. Vahey, of Massachusetts, es
corted Mr. Davis to the parlor, where
the committee was in waiting. He
was received with applause.
When it had quited, Mr. Williams,
addressing Mr. Davis, said:
"Later on in the day we will have
certain exercises which will be, of
course, in the nature of a surprise to
you. At present, the committee de
sires me to present you formally writ
ten notice of your nomination.to which
you are to make response later on
during the day."
Mr. Davis accepted the letter aad
remarked: "Your chairman has told
me to make response later on. I hope
we will all make response in Novem
ber." Laughter and applause greeted this
sentiment, and the meeting adjourned.
Later In the day, in response to an
ovcrlong speech delivered by Hon.John
Sharp Williams, chairman of the noti
fication committee, Mr. Davis said, in
"The official notification which you
bring of my nomination for the vice
presidency of the United States, by the
national democracy, gives me a feeling
of the sincerest gratitude to my party
for the honor conferred. . At the same
time, it brings to me a deep sense of
my responsibility to my party as a
candidate, and to my country, in case
of my election.
"I find it, therefore, a great pleas
ure, standing here upon the borderland
of the two Virginias, to receive and
accept the commission you bear and
to send greetings through you to the
democracy of the entire country. Is It
not significant of a closer and truer
brotherhood among us, that for the
first time since the civil war a nomi
nee on the national ticket has been
taken from the section of our common
country that lies south of Mason and
Dixon's lice, a happy recognition of
the obliteration of all sectional differ
ences which led to and followed that
"I desire to say that I heartily in
dorse the platform upon which I have
been nominated, and, with the conven
tion and its nominee for president, re
gard the present monetary standard of
value as irrevocably established.
'"Mr. Chairman, it Is an added pleas
ure to receive this notification at your
hands. You have been conservative
and courageous as leader of our party
in the house of representatives, a po
sition which few men have filled with
the signal ability that you have dis
played. "It will be my pleasure and duty, at
a time not far hence, to accept more
formally in writing the nomination
which you have tendered in such grace
ful and complimentary terms, and to
give my views upon some of the im
portant questions now commanding th
attention of the country."
BRIGHT WISCONSIN IDEA.
How the ltnilster State Work to In
crease the State Attendance
At the World Fair.
St. Louis. Aug. IS. That the "Wls
ronsic Idea" of advertising the attrac-
tions of tho World's fair is bearing
fruit is evidenced by the increase in
the attendance from that state. Each
day more and more visitors from the
Badger state arrived at the exposition
and the register shows that an average
of 300 each day has been attained.
The system which Secretary Grant
Thomas and Mrs. Emma J. Walsh, the
hostess of the building, have been car
rying out, is by requesting many of the
visitors to write a personal letter to
their home paper or to friends. The
commission supplies the necessary
writing material and postage. So per
sistently has this plan, been followed
that the increase in attendance is pos
sibly more marked than the attendance
from any other state.
As an evidence of the good will en
gendered by a visit to the Wisconsin
building. T. J. McMahon, of Belfast,
Ireland, wrote the following note be
low his signature: "The Wisconsin
state building expresses in one ma
terial glance the full measure of pros
perity in material things and immate
rial potentialities which characterizes
the state. Every Badger and Badgeress
should come and bring the kids."
LABOR DAY EXCURSIONS.
The St. Louis Passenger Association
Agree on Coach Excursions For
Labor Day, September 5.
St. Louis, Aug. 18. At a meeting of
the St. Louis Passenger association, it
was agreed that coach excursions
should be run on the day preceding
Labor day, September 5, as well as on
that day, in order that all desiring to
attend the fair at this period may ar
rive in St. Louis in ample time for the
ceremonies incidental to the day, and
have an opportunity to see the fair.
The tickets for these days will be good
for seven days from date of sale.
To Escort Gov. Pennypacfcer.
Philadelphia, Aug. 18. The First
City, troop, commanded, by Capt. John
C. Groome, will depart for St. Louis
Thursday, where they will act as am
escort to Gov. Pemiypacker on Satur
day, designated as Pennsylvania day.
Forest Fires in Oregon.
Albany, Ore., Aug. 18. Forest fires
in the Cascade mountains east of Leb
anon are raging uncontrolled over a
large section of the country and have
already devastated over 30 square
miles of forest and the fires are still
Harrington Given More Time.
St. Louis, Aug. 18. On application
of the attorneys for F. Seymour Bar
rlngton the cricut court at Clayton
extended the time for filing the b'll of
exceptions for the supreme court until
fiORTH ST, LOUIS
IS STORM SWEPT
Tornado Does Considerable Damage
In World's Fair City.
SCORES WERE INJURED
Jinny Houses Were Vn roofed, Build
ings Blown Doitii, nud Telegraphy
Telephone and Street Cor Serv
ice Badly Crippled.
St. Louis, Aug. 20. Two men killed
and twenty or more persons were in
jured in a severe storm which descend
ed suddenly and almost without warn
ing on a small section of North St
Louis shortly after three o'clock Fri
One man. was killed and 20 injured
at Madison, 111.
The storm spent most of its fury on
North Broadway, in the vicinity of
Fair street, from 3200 to 3700. The
storm seemed to dip down out the
clouds which had been hanging over
that part of the city.
It came in the form of a spiral tow
er, whirling forward wijh great force
and damaging everything directly in
Telegraph' poles for a distance of five
blocks on Broadway were mowed down
one after another as weeds before a
Roofs were blown from houses. Trol
ley and feed wires and smaller wlre3
were blown down. Trees were up
rooted. The air was filled with flying tim
bers and splinters and with debris and
dust. The people were stricken with
terror. As many as had time sought
shelter in cellars.
The storm passed almost as quickly
aa it Came, leaving the people dazed
from the suddenness of the attack of
After traversing Broadway for five
blocks, the -storm cloud turned east
ward, and, after doing considerable
damage between Broadway and the riv
er, leaped across to Madison. Its gen
eral direction was northwest to south
east. A part of the roof was blown from,
the factory of the Buck Stove & Range
Six persons were injured at the
Neidringhaus plant at Second and Des
trehan streets. A large smoke stack
blew down and crashed thrDiigh the
roof Into a workroom, where a laigo
number of men were at work.
The boiler house of a large foundry
a block cast of Broadway was de
stroyed. Suu Shone Klsewhere.
While the storm was whirling
through North St. Louis the sun was
shining in the central part of the city,
in West and South St. Louis and at the
World's fair. Nobody in any of the
other parts of the city knew that there
was a storm in North St. Louis.
Reports from surrounding towns, in
cluding Venice, Granite City, Madison
and Brooklyn, 111., north of East St.
Louis, and on the other side of the
river from North St. Louis, indicate
that they received the very worst of
According to what seems at this
time to be perfectly accurate reports,
four persons have been killed.
The wife of the chief of the police
of the town of Venice was one of the
quartet which lost their lives.
In all the towns named, a number of
barns and outhouses were demolished.
It was reported on the wires that the
total number of injuries, including fa
talities and slight wounds, throughout
southern Illinois, as the result of the
cyclone, is 100.
Many rural districts have not been
heard from as yet, and the prospect is
that this total will be sadly increased
when all reports are in.
EFFORTS TO BREAK STRIKE
Non-Union CloakmaKers are Stoned
By n Hob at Cleveland, O., and
Several are Injured.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 20. The first ef
fort of the manufacturers to break the
cloakmakers strike came Friday, when
50 non-union cloakmakers arrived from
New York. They were disembarked at
a suburban station and placed on
street cars, A number of strikers gath
ered and followed the cars to the cen
ter of the city. By the 'time Bank
street was reached, the crowd of
strikers and sympathizers numbered 2,
000. Stones were being hurled, and a
riot call was sent in. When the strike
breakers were disembarked, Friday, it
Js claimed 29 of the 50 were won over
by the union men. The other 21 were
taken Into a cloak factory on Bank
street, where they are being guarded
by police. The crowd was dispersed.
Will Congratulate the Crar.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 20. Grand Duke
Boris, who is on the way to St. Peters
burg from the far east, is bringing a
letter on behalf of Gen. Kuropatkin
and his army, congratulating the em
peror on the birth of an heir to the
Forest Fires Ratting.
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 20. Forest
fires are burning in East Kootenai. At
Fernie, the coal mines are filled with
smokV The flames are drawing closer
to Michael, and threatening to sweey
LABOR DAY AT WORLD'S FAIR
The Preparations For Its Celebration
Have Had to Be Enlarged.
East St. Louis and Vicinity Will
Join With St. Louis In. a Mon
ster Demonstration Sept. 5.
St Louis, Aug. 20. The prepara
tions which were under way for the
Labor day celebration on the World's
fair grounds, September 5, have proven
to be inadequate for the occasion. Th
assured participation of building trades
councils and locals from ou,tside cities
is such as to necessitate elaborating
the plans proposed for the parade and
other special events. Mr. George W.
King, of the Building Trades Council
of St. Louis, has been appointed grand
marshal of the parade. He has beens
compelled to add eight divisions to
the parade already decided upon, and
make nine divisions, to include tha
builings trades councils of East St.
Louis and vicinity. At a recent meet
ing of the East St Louis council it
was unanimously decided to hold the
entire East St Louis Labor day cele
bration on the exposition grounds, and
to participate in the parade and other
events arranged for the day. Mr. T.
D. Wyant was appointed chairman of
the Labor day committee, and is co
operating with the general St. Louis
committee, of which Mr. R. M. Baker
is chairman. Mr. Wyant guarantees
that the East St Louis division will
contain at least 1,500 men.
Mr. King during the past few days
has sent out formal entry blanks for
the twelfth annual meeting of the
building trades councils on Labor day.
For th special accommodation of
members of labor unions and their
families, the director of works has
given orders to prepare suitable pic
nic grounds in the southern portion
of the exposton grounds!, immedate
ly adjacent to Intramural stations Nos.
11 and 12. The grounds will be
equipped with tables and chairs, and a
number of barrels filled with ice water,
all of which will be placed at conven
ient points, and will be free to th "
DR. SAM. F. CHAPIN IS DEAD
Keo. F. WIIklnson,AVho Shot Hint, In
Sajlrook, 111., Says the Doctor
Abused His Daughter.
BloomingtoD., 111., Aug. 20. Dr. Sam
uel F. Chapin Is dead at his home
in Saybrook, from bullet wounds
inflicted, Thursday night, by Geo. F.
Wilkinson, aged 70, who was lying In
wait for his victim. Two shots wexe
fired, one ball entering the back, near
the spine, and lodging In the walls of
the stomach. Wilkinson was brought
to this city and placed in the county
Jail. He refused to discuss the shoot
ing further than to say that a daugh
ter of his had been living at Dr. Chap
in's home and that the doctor had
abused her. Wilkinson formerly lived
at Saybrook.but of late has been traT
eling for a Chicago furniture house. Dr.
Chapin comes from one of the oldest
and best-known families in central Il
linois and is aged 50. He has a wife
and three children, all of whom were
away from home when the tragedy oc
BROUGHT VALUABLE CARGO.
Steamer Siberia Brought a. Cararo
From the Orient Valued at Over m
Million and aQnarter.
San Francisco, Aug. 20. The Pacific
Mail steamer Siberia, just arrived from
the orient, brought in a most valuable
cargo. A lot of raw silk valued at
$402,000 was listed on her manifest,
while in her treasure tank was Jap
anese gold aggregating $950,000. The
coin comes from Japan for the pur
chase of supplies for the army.
PAYING FOR FORBEARANCE.
The Novoe Vremya Bemoans Rus
sian Forbearance During; the
. South African War.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 20. Referrinr
to the British expedition into Tibet,
the Novoe Vremya says:
"Russia is now being paid for the.
forbearance shown Great Britain dur
ing the South African war. Had we
taken advantage of Great Britain's
preoccupation then to cross Persia, Jie
Baltic fleet might now have a base our
the Persion gulf from which to op
erate." A REQUEST TO VENEZUELA.
Minister Boirrn Calls For the Re
turn of the Asphalt Lake to the
Port of Spain, Island of Trinidad,
Aug. 20. Advices have been received
from Caracas saying that the Ameri
can minister, Mr. Bowen, in the name
of the Unted Staites, has requested
Venezuela to remove Mr. Carnock, the
receiver appointed to take charge of
the property of the New York and Ber
mudez Asphalt Co., and to return th
asphalt lake to the American Co.
Alfred Knapp Electrocuted.
Columbus, O., Aug. 20. Alfred A,
Knapp, convicted of the murder of bti
wife, Hanna Goddard Knapp, and wbo
confessed to five murders, was elec
trocuted in the annex of the Ohio pen
itentiary a few minutes after mid
night. Bank Closed By Order.
Washington, Aug. 20. The People's
national bank at Swanton, Vt, has
been closed by order of the comptrol
ler of the currency. National Bank
Examiner Frank L. Fisk has been ap