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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 47.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1904.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Yeau
The Gubernatorial Campaign,
Chairman Frank Thompson, of
the State Democratic committee last
week gave out the following ap
pointments for the joint discussion
between Gov. Frazier and Jesse M.
Littleton, the Republican nominee:
. Jackson Monday, Sept. 5.
Trenton Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Union City Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Covington Thursday, Sept. 8.
Dyersburg Friday, Sept. 9.
Dresden Saturday, Sept. 10.
Paris Monday, Sept. 12.
Selmer Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Lexington Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Huntingdon Thursday, Sept. 15.
Lawrenceburg Friday, Sept. 16.
Columbia Saturday, Sept. 17.
Franklin, "Monday, Sept. 19.
Fayetteville Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Winchester Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Murfreesboro Thursday, Sept. 22.
Lafayette Friday, Sept. 23.
Gallatin Saturday, Sept. 24.
Livingston Monday, Sept. 26.
Smithville Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Chattanoga Wednesday, Sept. 28,
Athens Thursday, Sept. 29.
MadisonvUle Friday. Sept. 30.
Sevierville Saturday, Oct. 1.
Greeneville, Monday, Oct. 3.
Jonesboro Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Bristol Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Kingston Thursday, Oct. 6.
Dayton Friday, Oct. 7.
Dunlap Saturday, Oct. 8.
The selections of Mr. Littleton
lire Selmer, Lexington and Hunt
ingdon for West Tennessee; Laiv
renceburg, Lafayette and Smith
ville for the middle section, and
Athens, Sevierville, Jonesboro and
Kingston for East Tennessee.
Memphis in the Lead.
The resources of ths State banks
ctf Tennessee at the close of business
June 30 were $17,743,034, the larg
est ever known in the history of the
State. The number of such institu
tions was 211. Memphis leads the
. cities of the State in the number
of banking institutions, the amount
of capital stock and resources and
deposits. Nashville comes second
frith half the number of institutions
and Chattanooga follows with an
equal number and more deposits and
resources. Knoxviflc has one- less
bank than Nashville, but the re
sources and deposits are consider
ably less than thoe of Chattanooga.
The resources of the twelve Mem
phis institutions are $11,492,534.83.
The aggregate amount of capital
ctock invested in the Memphis banks
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tions ,of Nashville are less than half
the Memphis concerns, the total be
ing only $4,755,004.29.
The resources cf the six State
banking institutions of Chattanooga
aggregate $5,2 98,08 7.SG. The de
posits of the Chattanooga banks are
almost $1,000,000 'greater than
those of the banks of Nashville, al
though the amount of capital stock
of the Chattanooga banks is only
Knoxville falls behind Chatta
nooga and Nashville, the resources
of the five State banking institu
tions of that city being only $1,007,
787.41. The total individual de
posits of the Knoxville banks are
only $028,020.05. The figures are
nhown in the compilation of reports
made by the comptrollers office.
Left to Commissioners.
No opinion will be furnished to
the secretary of State by Attorney
General Charles T. Cates Jr., upon
the question of what part of the pro
posed constitutional amendments to
bo voted on at the ensuing Novem
ber election should be printed on
ballots. Secretary Morton had
planned to furnish election officers
with a guide by which to go in hav
ing the ballots printed. In reply to
a request, Gen. Cates has written the
secretary of State that he knows of
no statute authorizing him to pre
scribe what shall be a legal ballet,
and he also advises that there is no
provision of the statute requiring
the secretary of State to 'furnish
information to election officers as to
what constitutes a legal ballot. He
states that the question submitted is
one that is wholly within the prov
ince of the commissioners of regi
tration and election and that the
judges of election are the judges of
the validity and legality of ballots
deposited in the ballot box.
Capital Stock Increased.
The authorized capital stock of
the Dalton-Clark Stave Company,
whose home is in Huntingdon, has
been increased to $100,000, and the
officers of the company- are G. B.
Dalton, president; L. P. Clark, vice
president; C. H. Wright, secretary
and general manager; J. McN.
Wright, treasurer. All the stock
holders are Huntingdon men. Their
mills are in Mississippi and. they
make 16,000,000 staves anr.ually.
The Jury System.
Hon. T. Bun Carson, Democratic
nominee for representative from
Lauderdala county in tlie Tennessee
legislature, has some important bills
which he will introduce during the
coming session of the general assem
bly. One of the featus of his
platform on which hejnade his cam
paign was the revision of the jury
system, which is one of vital im
portance to the people of the State.
In this connection he says:
We Americans are tied down by tra
ditions, and because we farm as our
grandsires did explains "why a practi
cal innovation is so difficult to estab
lish. I can conceive of no system
that could be inaugurated by which
so many criminals escape punishment
as our present jury system.
The feature of our system requiring
the unanimous verdict of the jury ia
wrong. It enables criminals of small
means to buy one juror and cause a
mistrial at a heavy expense to the
State and county. In several of the
States, in misdemeanor and civil cases
a majority can render a valid verdict.
In two or three States in felony cases
eleven jurors out of twelve can ren
der a valid verdict, and in one or two
Slates nine out of twelve can render a
There is nothin in our Constitution
that would interfere with the enact
nient of a law doing away with the
unanimous feature of our jury sys
tem and providing that eleven, ten or
xJne of the jury agreeing could ren
der a valid verdict. If such a change
were made fewer criminals would 3s-
cape punishment, there would be less
mob violence and fewer lynchings,
Every one would feel confident that
each criminal would get his just pun
ishment by law speedily.
Tha law requiring a picked up juroT
to serve one day without pay is wrcng.
and frequently works a hardship. For
example: A farmer goes to the coun
ty seat during the time court is In se
sion to get his mower, binder, or plow
repaired, the sheriff summons him and
he is placed on the jury and loses five
or ten dollars by being detained from
home 'and gets no pay, when the Con
"The services of an individual
cannot be taken for public use without
a just compensation."
Bab Beckham Finally Arrested.
Babe Beckham was arrested last
week by Deputy United States Mar
shal Y. J. Clayton for selling whis
ky without license. The capture
was effected near Olive Hill, in liar"
din county. Beckham was taken be
fore United. States Commissioner J.
W. Stumph of Selmer and given a
preliminary hearing. He gave bond
term of court at Jackson. Beek-
ham has quite a reputation as an
evader of the officers of the law. He
is a young man, possessed of all the
activity of youth. During the cold
est weather of last winter while he
was being pursued by a deputy
United States marshal he rode to
the edge of a much swollen creek
in his flight, and seeing that his
capture was sure unless he swam,
got off his mule, which he was un
able to force into the water, jumped
in and struck out for the opposite
shore. The water was swift, where
he was and washed him down stream
for nearly a mile. Climbing on the
bank he ran, with bullets whistling
around and over him. In telling
friends of his experience afterward
ho said that some of the bullets from
the deputy's gun splashed the water
in his face as he fought to save him
self in the streamr Evading arrest
since that time, Beckham has con
tinued to sell whisky without the
license required by law until finally
overtaken by Clayton.
Lightning Strikes a Monument.
Durinsr an electrical . storm at
Knoxville last week lightning struck
a monument to the Federal dead
in the National Cemetery and
practically ruined it. It was erected
at a cost of $10,000 and was un
veiled four years ago. The struc
ture was fifty feet in height and
was built of Tennessee marble. Sub
scriptions of $1 each were taken in
Raise in Assessments.
Attorney-general Cates has hand
ed down an opinion in which he
states that a horizontal raise of the
assessment of a count', district or
ward by the State board of equaliza
tion is legal and that State bonds
owned by Teuncsseans are subject
Mrs. Brisendine Killed.
Mrs. Catherine Brisendine, an
estimable woman of the Crossland
vicinity of Henry county, met with
a fatal accident while on her way
rto church by the overturning 'of her
buggy. She drew the horse out of
the road to give the way to another
vehicle, and the animal became
frightened and ran upon the bank,
throwing Mrs. Brisendine out of
the buggy, causing her death in a
few hours. She was 60 rears old.
EMPEROR WILLIAM'S GIFT
Prof. Uphue's Statute of Frederick
the Great Ready for Shipment.
It Will Be Consigned to Ambassador
Von Sternberg, Wlio "Will Slake
Berlin, Aug. 27. Prof. Uphue's statu
of Frederick the Great, to be presented
to the United States by Emperor "Will
lam, and which has been standing all
Bummer in the sculptor's garden, has
. STATUE OF FREDERICK.
been packed and shipped to Hamburg.
It will be forwarded to America by
one of the Hamburg-American line
steamers, consigned to Ambassador
It has been understood that a dele
gation of descendants of Germans who
fought in the American war of inde
pendence would be sent by the German
AMBASSADOR SPKCK VON' STERN"
Who will represent Kmperor William at
government to attend the presentation
ceremonies in Washington October 16,
but the foreign office is unaware of
such a plan. All the arrangements havo
been intrusted to Ambassador Von
Sternberg, who, for "the occasion, acts
aa Emperor William's special repre
sentative. AN ERRONEOUS REPORT.
Kear-Ailmiral Chadnick Has Xot
Jleen Ordered to "Wsiteli tle Kns
slan Crosier Smolensk.
Cape Town, Aug. 27. There is no
foundation for the report circulated in
the United States that the American
South Atlantic squadron, Rear-Admiral
Chadwick commanding, now in these
waters, had been ordered to leave here
and watch the Russia volunteer fleet
vessel Smolensk, which,
The British warships Crescent, Odin,
PearL and Forte. Rear-Admiral Durn-
ford commanding, are at the Seychelles
islands, in the vicinity of Zanzibar. It
is understood that the admiralty has
sent order to the admiral, directing
him to commuicate with the Smolensk
and St. Petersburg.
THREE PERSONS DROWNED
Miss Adele Stardevant and Two Un
cle Drowned While Ilont log
in the Adirondack.
New York, Aug. 27. Three persons
lost their lives bydrowning near Edin-
burg, in the Adirondacks. They were:
Adele Stuxttevant, of Brooklyn, the
daughter of well-known real estate
Harris S. Sturdevant, a well-known
resident of Rome, N. Y.
James A. Sturdevant, of Brooklyn.
The men were Miss Sturdevant's
uncles. All were thrown into the wa
ter when their sailboat capsized, and
their bodies have not been recovered.
DISASTROUS FOREST FIRES
Valuable Mining Property- In the
Slate Creek District, In Wash
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 27. News from
Barrow, Whatcom county, states that
forest fires have destroyed the stamp
mill of the Goat mine and all of the
development Improvement on the
Whistler mine in the Slate creek dis
The fire swept ip the creek for a
distance of several miles, and it was
only through the heroic efforts of the
miners that its progress was checked.
The property loss .is estimated at $200,-
May Succeed Senator Hoar.
Washington, Au,g. 27. William H.
Moody, attorney-general. Is looked
upon by many as the probable succes
sor in the United States senate of Sen
ator George P. Hoar, who lies at the
point of death at his home in Massa
Her Ninety-Seventh Birthday.'
Evansville, Ind., Aug 27. Mrs. Mary
A. Clark celebrated her ninety-seventh.
birthday anniversary Thursday.. She is
native of Kentucky.- Her husband.
who was a soldier in the war of 1812,
has been dead for 40 years.
Sin of Class
Sermon by the "HIhwy and
f Byway" Preacher.
( Copy rl.-nt, ltot, by J. M. JmIsub. )
Chicago, Sunday. Aug. 23. 1904.
Text: "My brethren, hold not the faith
of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory,
with respect of persons. ... If ye have
respect of persons, ye commit sin." Jas.
HAT a great leveler,
and unifier and sim
plifier is the glori
ous Gospel of Je
sus Christ! Where
the faith of Jesus
Christ prevails and
His Spirit rules in
the heart all man
made and man-recognized
tions are swept away
and the brother
of low degree is ex
alted and the saint
of high degree is
brought low, and both meet in sweet fel
lowship with Jesus as guest, as well as
host. What is more dishonoring to the
Christ, who emptied Himself of all glory,
and power, and majesty which He pos
sessed with the Father frdm the begin
ning and took upon Himself the form
of man and became servant unto all men.
than' for those who claim fellowship
with Him, who identify themselves as
His followers and acknowledge Him as
their Saviour and Lord and Master, to
make distinctions between people ac
cording to the standards which prevail
in the world? What could be more dis
pleasing to Him, think you, than for one
who wears the livery of the redeemed to
estimate and judge men by the mere ex
ternalities of what they possess, or what
they are, and let such judgments bias
their conduct towards them? We know
such distinctions are unworthy the call
ing and profession of a Christ-man or a
Christ-woman; we realize that we are
under condemnation because we have
the respect of persons; we know God's
Word cries out against the sin, and yet
what condition is more prevalent among
Christians to-day than this caste spirit,
this tendency and disposition to let the
"gold ring" and the "rich raiment" influ
ence our attitude and conduct, to the dis
paragement and dishonoring of the poor
brother who is rich in faith towards God
and possesses in rich fullness the hid
den graces of the heart? The Apostolic
Church came early to experience this
weak and worldly tendency among Its
members. In fact before the organiza
tion of the church on the day of Pente
cost, Jesus met this defect among His own
immediate disciples. He had to rebuke
thera time and time' again for seeking
preferment, and for estimating people
by externalities, rather than the internal
qualities of heart and character.
THE world judges people by what they
possess in tangible assets, whether
they consist of gold, of power, of physic
al or intellectual attainments which
give social and business preferment. And
it is hard to .unlearn the lesson of the
world. It is hard to give up her measur
ing rod and her balances, and measure
and weigh things after the Divinely ac
curate means of the Gospel of Jesus
Christ and His unfailing and unerring
Spirit of love and service. The natural
tendency is to have respect of persons.
Even Samuel the Prophet made thi?
grievous mistake when sent by God to
anoint the new king of Israel. He
judged by the eye, he used the world's
standards of measure, and was prone to
pour his consecrating oil upon the finest
physical specimens of Jesse's fam
ily, but God checked him in his ig
norance and folly, by saying:
"Man lcoketh on the outward appear
ance, but God Iooketh on the heart."
"God is no respecter of persons", when
it has to do with the possessions and at
tainments of this world. In fact, how
often it has pleased God to choose the
foolish things of this world that He
might "put to shame them that are wise;
and God chose the weak things of the
world that He might put to shame
the things that are strong; and the base
things of the world, and the things that
are despised did God choose, yea and the
things that are not that He might bring
to nought the things that are: that no
flesh should glory before God." Kow
unseemly, nay, how wicked, that those
who are in Christ Jesus, who profess His
name, should recognize the distinctions
which prevail among men and should
be governed by them.
THE admonition of James is need
ful and timely. "My brethren,
hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Lord of glory, with re
spect of persons." "For if ye have re
spect of persons, ye commit sin."
And perhaps there is no one thing to
day for which the church of Jesus
Christ is blamed so much or is so
harshly criticised than this one sin
of class distinctions. The world can
forgive most every other weakness,
but when the rich are honored and
cherished to the exclusion of the poor
and humble brother; when the talent
ed and cultured are welcomed with
flattered and flattering obsequious
ness, and the untutored, uncouth saint
is despised and forgotten and ignored;
when the church counts its success
by the numbers of its 'selects," and
bulks the rest of its membership as
so much necessary ballast to keep the
ship steady and obedient to the helm
when the world sees this, its cry of
condemnation Is heard, and the church
is denounced as an exclusive and ex
cluding organization, and no place
for the poor and the weak and the
unlearned. And while we do not rec
ognize the right of the world to judge
the church, and realize that the preju
dice which prevails against it makes
the world pxoaa U criticise and point
defects wherever they may exist, ii
seem to exist, still it is true that many
churches, yea, may we not say, most
churches, are tinctured with this ten
dency to class distinction. In some
churches it is more marked than in
others. To the degree that the Spirit
of God rules In the hearts of the mem
bers, to that degreo Is the church free
from this marring and dishonoring
condition. But hardly a church b.u;
shows this weakness, this natural hu
man failing to some extent.
THIS sin of class distinction is one
into which the Christian falls so
naturally and easily. How much more
prone we all are to render to the
rich and well dressed, to the cultureI
and educated, to the commercial oi
professional man or woman of promi
nence, the homage and courtesy anl
attention which we feel are due them,
while we turn with, scant courtesy
from the poorly dressed stranger,
from the unprepossessing and un
couth. We feel flattered by the at
tendance upon the church of the rich
ly dressed, the social leader, the bank
er, the doctor and lawyer and railroad
magnate. We feel that we must show
them assiduous attention, we must
make them feel that we appreciate
their social and business and
professional standing. Naturally
and perhaps unconsciously this
attitude is manifested. You whis
per to Mr. or Mrs. So-and-So that
there is Mr. Wealth, or Miss Fashion
able, or Mr. Wiseman, or Miss Society,
and that "we must not let them get
out without our prettiest and most
flattering speech and most cordial in
vitation to come again." And while
thus busy, and, as you flatter yourself,
so judiciously engaged, some humblo
brother or sister Is slipping into an
obscure seat unnoticed and unknown.
And while you are smirking and bow
ing and exchanging the formal courte
sies of the day with the prominent,
and rich and well dressed, the unno--ticed
and unknown man or woman in
homespun slips quietly by you and
away, with never a Christian 'greet
ing, never a warm handshake, never
an invitation to come again.
SEEMETH it to you that such Ciass
distinction is only a weakness, an.l
not a 6in? Think you that it is a light
thing in the estimation of Christ? I
tell you nay. James calls it sin, S-I-N,
and ail sin is devilish and abhorrent to
God. If Christ came to church we
think te would, welcome Him with
open arms; we think the little select
circles would reach out to welcome and
greet Him, but inasmuch as that is not
done to the least of His brethren tho
weak, the lowly, the poorly-dressed, theH
Ignorant, it is not done unto Him, nor
would it be done. I knew a woman
who would not remain in the Bible
class in Sunday school because the col
ored sexton, a child of God, and one
who loved his Saviour and enjoyed tha
study of God's Word, came and sat on
the outer edge of the circle and lis
tened to the exposition by the teach
er. She forgot that in him the Christ
was represented, and that respect of
persons was dishonoring and displeas
ing to Him. It was sin. "God is no
respecter of persons." He does not re
gard the outward conditions, the rai
ment, the worLdiy possessions, the po
sition, the intellectual attainments. H-
looks beneath all that man sees and
searches the heart, and if Christ is
there enthroned, God accepts that man.
And it is sin for man to make distinc
tions which God does not make or
recognize. "Harken, my beloved breth
ren," says James to the Christians of
that early church, where this insidious
sin of respect of persons was perform
ing its destructive work; "did not God
choose them that are poor as to the
world to be rich in faith, and heirs of
the kingdom which He promised to
them that love him? But ye have dis
honored the poor man." And this same
solemn rebuke needs to be spoken to
every Christian heart. This sin of re
spect of persons is a corrosion, a dry
rot which will eat the very heart and
life out of one's religion and leave him
cold rvd lifeless spiritually.
RESPECT of persons does then prevail
ajnong Christians, and In the
churches of to-day. It Is not God's way.
It is sin. black, awful sin,- Displeasing
and dishonoring to God and destructive
of spiritual life. And what is the rem
edy? How may the Christian avoid or
eradicate this weakness, this sin? Let
us see what James says about it and
what Jesus said. James reminds the
one3to whom he is writing, and who evi
dently were offending in this matter
of respect of persons, that "if ye ful
fill the royal law, 'Thou shalt love thy
neighfor as thyself,' ye do well." Here
then is the antidote for the poison of
this sin. Here then is the means o'
eradicating the deadly disease. Let the
Spirit of Christ so rule in the heart that
love for your neighbor will be as
strong a3 the love for yourself. And
did you ever stop to think that the root
of the evil of having respect of persons
was in selfishness, and that love of self
which seeks only those things and those
persons which gratify and please the ex
ternal senses? The Spirit of Christ in
the heart and love for your neighbor
your lowly, humble, unprepossessing,
uncongenial, uneducated, uncouth broth
er as you love yourself, will quickly de
stroy that un-Christlike attitude of your
heart and life. The Spirit of Christ, as
manifested in humble service, is an
other remedy for this unholy and un
wholesome caste Epirit. Oh, let tha
Spirit of Christ be manifested in your
life by love to your neighbor and kind
ly, helpful service, and you will find
that the desire and disposition to have
respect of persons will have been eJ.
cated. "My brethren," let Christ rule
in the heart and life, and "Hold not the
faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord
of Glory, with respect of persons." For,
"if ye have respect of 'Tovz, vecpo
EAST OF LIAO YANG
Japanese Tcck the Initiitive and
the Battle Progressing.
ADVICES AS YET ARE MEAGER
Capture of a Ridge Cotiimn ndlnsr tn
Outer Defenses of Wnplisjp null
Uaudlanslan the JI'
Llao Yung, Asg. 24. A bl buttle
commenced to-day 20 miles east of
The Russian front from the Taltse
river south, vram enRased.
Lino Yanit, ,1ns. 25. The fiiihtin
nhich bevan yesterday continues
to-day at Llandiansian, . 23 miles
southeast of Mao Yauff. The Japan
ese are attacking?.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 20.-A dis
patch from Llao Ynngr, under date
of Anenat 25,says the Japanese east
ern forces began a. forward move
ment August 24, eight companies
going, on the main Liao Yang road,
in the direction of l.iandinnslan.
The Rnssian outposts held their po
sition, the fight continuing Thurs
day. The result Is not. stnted, but
it is understood the second and
twelfth Japanese guards divisions
JAPANESE ADVANCE RESCUED.
The Opposing Armies in Contact
East and South of Mao Y'nng.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 27. After four
weeks interval the Japanese nave re
sumed their advance against Gen. K j
ropatkin's positions. The opposing
armies are in contact-east and southi
of Llao Yang and fighting has been iu
progress since "Wednesday. The ad
vices at hand are too meagre to enable
the offlVals to form a correct opinion
as to whether it will result "n a fun
eral engagement, but the extent and
character of the Japanese m-ement
leads ti that conclusion. tU l th
rains ceased, a week ago,Tlier have
been cortinued intimations that Gen.
Kuropatkin was about to attune the
offensne, but instead of that it was
the Japanese who attacked the Rus
sian commandei's eastern and south
A Japanese eclumn 30,000 strong, wa3
reported on Tuesday, to be marching
up the right bank of the.Lianh? river,
which would seem to indical? that
three Japanese armies are co-operating
in enveloping three sides cf Liao
Yang. From the meagre ac: unts re
ceived, it appears that Gen. Kr.roki se
lected Tantziapudzy as the point for
his attempt to drive the wedge into
Kuropatkin's outer defenses at An
ping and Liandiansian which are situ
ated respectively ten miles northwest
and southwest of Tantziapudzy, the
latter being on the Lianhe river, eight
miles above the confluence of the
Taitse river, when a mountain ridge
runs westward. The fact that the Jap
anese are preparing pontoon3 at the
Taitse river was noted in these dis
patches several daj-s ago. The capture
of this ridge will be tho first objective
of the Japanese, and doubtless will en
tail severe fighting, in which the Jap
anese are probably counting on the
superiority of their mountain guns. If
they are successful, the Russian posi
tions at Anping and Liandiansian will
become precarious. Their operations
on Anping are supported from Gutziat
zy, three miles higher up the Lianhe
river and along the Taitse river, as
shown in the dispatch as the Russian
front south of Tiatse river was en
gaged and that Gen. Kuroki was sim
ultaneously moving on Liandiansian,
along the high road, as reported from
Liao Yang Thursday night, and by the
fact that another Japanese column is
moving on Liandiansian aiong the
bouth road from Siaolindzy, ten miles
northeast of Haicheng. That Gen. Ku
ropatkin had foreseen these various
moves is shown by the manner in
which the attack on Tanzapu was met
and by the repulse of the Japanese at
The war office has no news of the
reported1 attack on Anshanshan, and
the general staff is by no means satis
fied that the eastern movement of the
Japanese is more than a feint.
Gen. Ivanoff is in command of the
late Ge'n. Count Keller's command at
The war office was much elated at
the receipt of a dispatch from Lieut.
Gen. Stoessel, dated from Port Arthur,
August 22, reporting that the Japanese
had at last been exhausted by their
attacks and that the bombardment had
been suspended. Full details regarding
the dispatch are not available, but it
probably refera to the Che Foo dis
patch of Thursday, announcing the re
pulse of the Japanese with heavy losses
In thier attack on Fort No. 1 and Fort
Ask James J. Hill to Speak.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27. James J.
Hill, the northwestern railroad builder,
has been tendered an ovation by the
North Dakota World's fair commis
Eion td deliver an address at the St.
Louis exposition, September 27, North
Gave Fortune to Lost Cause.
Natchez, Miss., Aug. 27. Miss Kate
O. Foster, at one time one of the
wealthiest young women of the city,
who gave her fortune to the confed
erate cause and its veterans, died here,
Thursday, aged 61 years.
THE PARAGUAYAN EMBROGUO
Revolutionists Have Seized Train
Carrying Government Officials. ;
Revolutionists art Purchasing
Arms and Ammunition From
Manufacturers In Argentina.
Buenos Ayres, Aug. 27. It Is now
confirmed that the Paraguayan revolu
tionists have seized a train carryin5
stores and a number of government
A delegation headed by former Min
ister of Finance Moreno, accompanied
by two representatives of the Para
guayan government, arrived at For
mosa, Argentina, Friday. The dele
gation is now on the way to Buenos
Ayres, under the protection of an Ar
gentine gunboat, to confer with the
Argentine government, and with the
Paraguyan minister, Manuel Viera.
Two hundred and fifty citizens of the
Argentine Republic are returning from
Paraguay under diplomatic protection.
The Paraguan deputy, Senor Soler,
who is seeking the recognition of the
revolutionists as belligerents, Is ac
quiring a stock of arms and other mu
nitions of war from manufacturers in
DEPENDED ON A BLUFF
Reason Given For Failure to Pre
vent Durningat the Stake of
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 27. Dependences
on the order, "Load guns," to quell a
mob, rather than on the efficacy of bul
lets to accomplish the same purpose,
was a reason given Friday by Capt.
Hitch, of the Georgia national guard,
for his failure to prevent the murder
by burning at the stake cf Will Cato
and Paul Reed, convicted of the mur
der of Henry Hodges and family. Mi
litiamen also told the court of inquiry
appointed by Gov. Terrell that the
sheriff and his deputies aided the
The two sergeants on duty at tha
cell of the negro murderers testified
that the sheriff told them to turn over
the negroes to the mob, as he had seen
Capt. Hitch, and had been insructed
by the captain to let the mob have
Cato and Reed.
KILLED BY A TRAP GUN
Alabama Merchant Sets a Trap Fot
Burglars and Meets With,
Fine Success. !
Birmingham, Ala, Aug. 27. Jim
Streeter, a negro, was killed Friday by
a trap gun in the store of R. F. Lacey
& Son, at Powell, a suburb. The store
has been burglarized repeatedly during
tho past few months. Eight weeks ago
a bear trap was set in the place, and
Ollie Gray, a negro, was caught In it,
and is now in jail. However, the dep
redations continued, and the firm re
sorted to the trap gun. Before Street
er died, he confessed that he had a
companion, who escaped.
JOHN BURLEY MEETS HIS FATE
First Legal Execution for Crialssl
Assault Ever Inflicted in Dis
trict of Columbia.
Washington, Aug. 27. John Burley,
a negro, was hanged here, Friday, for
criminal assault on a four-year-old
negro girl, committed in July, 1903. It
was the first time the death penalty
had been inflicted in the District of Co
lumbia for this offense. An appeal to
President Roosevelt, recently.for clem
ency, resulted not only in a refusal,
but coupled with It a scathing arraign
ment of the prisoner, and the crime for
which he was convicted.
EXPENSE $65,000 EVERY DAY
President Francis Gives Americas
Institute of Rank Clerks In
St. Louis, Aug. 27. President Francis
of the World's fair, talked figures to
the American Institute of Bank Clerks,
when 200 members met Thursday
morning in the Hall of Congresses.
He told them more than he has told
anybody, almost, about the matter of
running the World's fair. He confided
to them that the daily cost of opera t-'
lng the plant is ?31,000, and that, in
cluding the repayment of the govern
ment loan at the rate of $500,000 every
two weeks, the diurnal cost is $65,000.
URGE ANOTHER MASSACRE
Placard Discovered in Chinese Ter
ritory Curglng Massacre of
London, Aug. 27. Tho Tien Tsin
correspondent of the Standard says
that placards have been discovered at
Tsinanfu (in the province of Shan
tung), urging the massacre of "foreign
devils after the seventh moon," and
that the native Christians are fleeing.
To Join the Raltic Squadron.
Constantinople, Aug. 27. The Rus
sian Navigation Co.'s steamers Yenona
and Meteor, laden with coal, supplies
and fresh water, traversed the Bos-,
phorus yesterday. They are said to
be on the way to join the Baltic squad
ron. General Strike Ordered.
New York, Aug. 27. A general strike
of all the purse and bag-makers in
Greater New York has been ordered, to
take effect immediately. It involves
5,000 men, who demand recognition of