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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1901.
VOL. XXXIX-NO. 52.
THE BOLIV AM BULLETIN.
WALLACE OH ISTHMIAN CANAL GROWING DESPERATE
I Chief Engineer of Big Project De
livers an Address in Chicago.
RUSSIANS AT PORT ARTHUR TRY
TO TAKE LOST POSITIONS.
West Tenessee Campaign.
TIk: mere fact that Gov. J. B.
Frazier ami Republican nominee
Jeese Littleton have completed their
list of joint appointments in Wct
Tennessee does not moan thai ilve
interested "in wiving the country"'
Mill be denied continuous speech
making by big political jruns, es
pecially those representing Ihe Dem
oeratic, ranks, right along through
the campaign. From now on the
full and complete list of appointment.-'
made by the Democrat k- State
executive committee, and announced
by Chairman Frank Thompson for
speakers in West Tennessee., is as
Ex-(Jov. II. L. Taylor:
Union City, Tuesday. Oct. 4.
Paris. Friday, Oct. 7.
Dresden, Saturday, Oct. S.
Brownsville, Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Jackson, Wednesday, Oct. 12.
lion. E. E. E slick:
Henderson, Monday, Oct. 26.
Selmer, Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Lexington, Wednesday, Oct. 28.
lion. Joseph E. Jones:
Memphis, Wed'sday (night). Oct 19.
Somerville. Thursday, Oct. 20.
Bolivar, Friday, Oct. 21.
Jackson, Saturday, Oct. 22.
Senator E. 11'. Cannack:
Covington, Monday, Oct. 17.
Ripley, Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Union City, Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Dresden, Thursday, Oct. 20.
Memphis, Tuesday (night), Nov. i.
Alamo, Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Brownsville. Thursday, Nov. 3.
Humboldt, Friday, Nov. 4.
Dyersburg, Monday, Nov. 7.
11 on. Finis J. (1 arret t:
Erin, Monday. Oct. 10.
Dover, Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Clarksville, Wed. (night), Oct. 12.
Big Sandy, Thursday, Oct. 13.
Camden, Friday, Oct. 14.
Waverly, Saturday, Oct. 13.
Jackson, Monday, Oct. 17.
Henderson, Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Selmer, Tuesday (night), October IS
Savannah, Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Deciturville, Friday, Oct. 21.
Linden, Saturday, Oct. 22.
Covington, Monday, Oct. 24.
Gen. Ifarvc; E. Hannah:
Newbern. Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Martin, Thursday. Oct. 6.
Paris, Friday, Oct. 7.
Decaturville, Saturday, Oct. 8.
Bolivar, Monday, Oct. 10.
Very Small Top Crop.
Th weekly report of the weather
bureau -for Tennessee says:
Local showers in various portions of
the State were very beneficial in these
favored sections to late crops, such as
potatoes, turnips, some very late corn
no I cotton, and garden stuff; ltU the
rainfall was generally very light and
Insufficient over the greater portion
of thn State. The temperature aver
ngpd above the normal.
The late corn crop will be short;
some correspondents say only half an j
pverage yield may be expected. The
rrly crop is still reported an excel
Cotton continues to open rapidly
and probably one-half of the crop is
ppen. It is generally stated that the
rro will be a light one, with a very
p?na!I top crop. Cotton has suffered
severely in most places from dry
weather, rust and shedding.
Most of the tobacco crop is housed
Rnd the crop is generally a -satisfactory
one, being perhaps a little above
the average yield and in quality very
Accuses His Neighbor of "Fudging."
For the last thirty years there has
been n friendly rivalry between F.
X. Moore and Will Barry, of the
Fourteenth district of Obion county
rs to which of the two could shcAv
the better profit on certain forty-acre
Tra ts. This Tear the rivalry has
taken on a strained relation. Moore
owed his patch in wheat last fall,
reaped bis field in season, and, early
this summer, sowed the same ground
in clover. The wheat cleared him
$"0 and the clover netted him $16
more per acre. Barry is now claim
ing that Moore levied a nearby field
to make the clover net the $lf.
Preparing for Ed.
IIogeiville is arranging for a big
procession and a brass band parade
on October 11. The occasion for
these ceremonies is the address of
Senator F. W. Carmack, which will
take place there on that date.
A movement is on foot to erect a
monument to the memory of the 1S1
victims who lost their lives in the
Fraterville mine eplosion at Coal
Creek nearly two years ago.
Tobacco Growers Aroused.
The tobacco planters of Mont
gomery county have been called to
meet in Clarkjville this week for the
y u-po'so of discussMtg the rerd
(Jmhrie (-Kv.) ' meeting, at which
an organization was effected for the
protection of the farmers against the
Tobacco Trust and plans adoptel for
holding tobacco for better prices. It
is the purpose of the meeting to ac
quaint the farmers with the result j
I Tax Valuation in Madison.
j The total assessed valuation oi
Madison county property for 1901
' taxes is $3,19:i,4o.". The towu lots
' are 3,111, valued st $2,54.3,000. The
' acres of land assessed are 3.8.001,
. valued at .$.l,i-12,5)2r. Tcrso'nal
property assessed is $705.t5. The
total taxation on realty and personal
' property is $7."),(539.3U. The net in
crease over last vear in taxes is
Judge II. L. Hill has appointed
Homer L. Hirrs of Greenfield. Mrs.
Ira Hailey of (jlecson, and Misa
Xora McKay cf Martin as a board
of examiners to examine all appli
cants for county superintendents in
Weakley count'. This board will
meet at Dresden for that purpose.
PrUfla Stock Peas.
J. L. Crocker, a prominent farmer
residing near Greenfield, brought
into that town last week a bunch of
stock peas on which were seven pods,
the average length of each being ten
inches. This is a fair specimen of
the enormous crop winch, with com
bined fertile soil and "favorable sea
son, is the farmer's dependence for
Effect of a Trust.
The Troy Xews-Banner says that
Tennessee is the first and foremost
tobacco State in the union, and that
the tobacco trust has practically
paralyzed the tobacco1 trade in the
State, and the action of the tobacco
men in forming an organization to
intercept and counteract the trust
power trill receive the hearty support
and sympathy of all right thinking
Caught in the Band Wheel.
dimmie. the G-vear-old son of
Robert Ivey, a leading planter of
Madison count, was caught in the
band wheel of the gin a few days
since and carried a revolution before
the gin was stopped. One arm was
broken and he was badlv bruised and
shocked, and is in a dangerous con
dition, but may live ' if no serious
complications set in.
Dying for His Sweetheart.
Joseph Johnson, aged 21 years, a
clerk in a Bristol clothing store,
tried to commit suicide last week by
taking an opiate. Ue left a note on
the dresser in his room telling his
sweetheart that she was the dearest
girl in the world and he was dying
for her. His physician thinks he
Tells of Kilstlnsr Conditions, and
Sara That Nothing Serious is
Expected From I-abor Problem.
Chicago, Oct, 1 John F. Wallace,
chief engineer of the Panama oanaL
delivered an address on "the isthmian
canal" at a banquet given him Tuesday
night by the Illinois Manufacturer
association. Mr. Wallace said:
"The work before us now is to de
termine the most practical plan, and
whetiher the carnal is to be at sea level
"On my arrival at Panama three
months ago, I placed eight parties in
EFFORT TO RESTORE WATER SUPPLY
Suffering on Both Sides Severe, But
the Japs Held Their Posts Posi
tion of the Remnant of the Russian
Port Arthur Fleet Is' Said to Be
Desperate, and the Vessels Must
Leave the Harbor Soon or Be De
WHOLE TOWNS WASHED AWAY.
Sill " it
Faithful Servant Honored.
lTncle Xed Mitchell, an aged ne
gro of the old school, was buried at
Lynnville last week, and by reason
of his devoted service to his master
at the front in the civil war the local
bivouac attended his burial. He had
lived in three generations cf the
Mitchell family and was as faithful
to his later day "white folks" as to
his former master.
"Beerine" Must Gc.
Uncle Sam last week knocked the
"beerine"' sellers of Trenton out of
business, and the Uives Xews says
that if there is tco much alcohol in
"beerine"' to allow it sold without
United States license, then it is an
indisputable fact that its sale is not
legal in nnv town or hamlet where
the Adams law applies in this State.
Forrester Admits the Killing.
YV. A. Forrester surrendered to the
sheriff ' at Kingston. lie admitted
having shot and killed Sam Dear
mond last week, but claims it was in
elf-de fen so. lie says they quarreled
and the shooting was the result.
TJoth Mere armed.
JOHN F. WALLACE.
the field for exploration, purposes. Weri!
we to cliose the plans providing for 9fi
feet above sea level, a number of dams
would be necessary. After considerable
Investigation, we fornix! that solid rock
necessary for proper foundation would
wot be found less than 150 feet below
the surface of the earth. With the sea
level canal, one dam at the Pacific end
of the carnal is all that is necessary.
While the cost of the latter form ol
construction is Jiigher, the results
would be better, andi the canal could
at any time be changed.
"A3 yet, it has not been definitelj
decided wbich form of canal will be
iccep'.ed, as the canal commission) has
not received th report of my investigations.
"Nothing .serious is expected froni
the labor problem, as has been report
ed. About 12.000 laborers, naif oi
wbicb. are skilled workmen, are at
work at present. While the efficiemcy
of their work is not as great as can be
secured, still it is adapted to the cli
matic and sanitary conditions."
PARKERBANNER IN A STORM
Terrific Wind Storm at Dsopn Kenf
ly I' ut the Drmornilic Kmblem
Out of IIusiiiPNM.
Bsopus, N. Y., Oct. 1. The onlr
Parker and Davis banner in Esopu
came near being wrecked Friday by a
terrific wind storm. Half the popula
tion turned out to save the banner,
which, was rescued by Rev. Charles M.
Hall, Parker's son-in-law, after W. C.
Pullman bad fallen' from a building
and broken a leg, and Courtty Super
visor Long had fallen from a tree into
a pickerel pomd.
VETERAN EDITOR DEAD.
Cltarlen II. Cere, of the clraska
State Journal, Passes Away at
His Home in Lincoln.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 1. Charles II.
Gere, editor of the Nebraska State
Journal, died at hia home in this city
Friday nigbt from, neuralgia of the
heart, aged C6 years. Mr. Gere was
one of the pioneers of the state, serv
ing a number of terms in the state sen
ate, and six years as one of the regenlts
of the university, and was postmaster
of Lincoln during the term of Presi
Tokio, Oct. 2. The Russians are re
ported to bo desperately endeavoring
to retake thrir lost positions, includ
ing Fort Kuropatkin, in the hope o
restoring the water supply of Port
They are said to have repeatedly
assaulted the Japanese after shelling
liom neighboring forts and batteries
The Japanese continue to hold the
positions. Boih siles are said to
have ruifered severely. The newly
niounted. heavy Japanese guns are
said to command the entire harbor.
The position of the remnant of the
Russian Port Arthur fleet is said to
be precarious, and it is believed the
icssels must soon emerge or be de
Advic3s from Manchuria are to the
effect that the Japanese and Russian
outposts and scouts continue in close
ctntact, south, southeast and east of
Skirmishes are occurring daily, and
ai' aggressive general action is ex
It is believed that the general en
gagement will take place near Tie
Pass, and that Gen. Kuropatkin is
loldinsr Mukden and positions along
the Hun River merely to temporarily
check the Japanese advance. Snow
has fallen in the mountains east of
Mukden and there has been frost in
Unprecedented Floods In New Mexico
Devastate the Rio Grand Valley.
Las Vegas, N. M., Oct. 2. Half the
town of Watrous was destroyed by
the flood and at least twelve persons
were drowned. Among these were
the three children of J. A. Stevens.
Felix. Villarael, his wife, two sisters
and several children and O. F. Por
ter. J. E. Stevens and his wife es
caped and have been brought here.
They are in a critical condition.
Many persons were rescued from
trees and housetops.
The exeatest damage was around
the junction of Mora and Sapelloire
Creeks. The rock crusher, the great
iron bridge and much track at Wat
rous were washed away.
The Gallinas river formed a new
channel here. In the Gallinas can
yon the dams of the Aqua Pura Com
pany broke, bringinc: a terrific flood
on the city. Montezuma Hot Springs
track went out in many places. Half
a dozen bridges were destroyed, and
the Montezuma bathhouses were part
ly carried away. For two blocks on
Bridge street every business houso
was flooded. The big Ufeld brick
store was mined and the big bridge
undermined. Gallinas Park is under
water and the trolley line cannot be
repaired for two weeks. The race
meet next week has been declared off.
One hundred thousand dollars will
not cover the loss to the town, and
the railroad loss is equal to that of
recent floods in Arizona.
What the Party Has Accomplished oi Benefit to the
State Under Its Different Administrations Prin
cipal Points in Gov. Frazier's Great Campaign
Speech Paragraphed for the People's Perusal Some
Hard Nuts for the Republicans to Crack.
TAKE THE AGGRESSIVE.
Russians Make Repeated Sorties
From. Port Arthur.
Chefoo. Oct. 2. Severe fighting, the
Rt.ssians being the aggressors, oc
cuired September 28 and 29 on the
vtst shore of Liao Promontory near
Pigeon Pay, according to a report
brought by Chinese who left Port
Arthur September 30.
The Russians already apparently
are attempting to capture the heavy
guns which the Japanese have
mounted in that vicinity. The Rus
sians were in t naslderable force anil
thev made several sjraes, draggin
field artillery with them. They were
Three iunks with 160 coolies arrived
here today. They left Port Arthur
because they were foreed to carry the
wounded and bury the dead. They
were afraid that eventually they
would have no food, although rice is
plentiful now according to. their
stories. They further say that the
Russians lost heavily during the at
tacks on September 19 and 23, but
the Japanese losses were much hcav
The Russian shins were silent dur
ing the battle and the hitherto un
used merchant ships were, as a result
of the fight, turned into hospitals.
Several of the Chinese who were
employed in carrying dead, say that
the dead were so numerous that they
were unable to form anything like an
estimate of the number that fell in
attacking and defending the supple
mentarv forts near Iitz Mountain.
Since the battle both sides continue
to shell at intervals daily. The Rus
sians make many small sorties against
the Japanese trenches. Small positions
frequently change hands. The Chinese
say they were compelled to bury the
dead by stealth at night for the reason
that the Japanese would fire on them.
Rio Grande Changes Its Bed.
San Antonio, Tex.. Oct. 2. From
all indications now at hand from all
recent reports received from the over
flowed country in the Brownsville sec
tion it appears that there is a strong
probability that the bed of the Rio
Grande will be shown, when the wa
ters have receded, to be occupying
the bed of the Arroyo Colorado,
which ages ago was its original bed.
Should this prove the case, the peo
ple of this section of Texas who
would bo bereft of the river would
suffer greatly. Already they are
alarmed. The city of Brownsville, one
of the brightest prospects of the State,
would be cut off from the river, the
miles of Irrigation ditches and canals
dug would be rendered worthless, and
property values dependent upon the
Rio Grand's flow would be materially
cut down. This would apply to a con
siderable area, being the land below
the Arroya into "which the river in
running twelve miles above Brownsville.
The title to this property is not
in question. About seven years ago
a joint commission appointed by the
respective governments of the United
States and Mexico, owing to the
troublesome habit of the river chang
ing its mouth, hit upon a compromise
boundary, and two years ago marked
it with monuments, where they stand.
however the river may shift about.
I do not come with any apology for
the record of my party in the past
none is needed. I do not come, as my
competitor came in his opening speech
at Rutledge, apologizing for the sins
end iniquities of his party, when it was
in power in Tennessee.
The Democratis party comes, not
asking for pardon and forgiveness for
past wrongs, but conscious of th-; rec
titude of its purpose, it comes with a
clean record of wise, faithful and eco
nomical government. When it camo
into power it found the State in wreck
aril ruins; its credit gone; its treas
ury empty and its people bowed down
in poverty and ashes, struggling under
the Lurdens of unjust and 'jxcessive
taxation imposed upon them by the
It found the rate of taxatiou sixty
cents on the hundred dollars, and still
the xeople's charities neglected, the in
terest on the public debt unpaid, and
the State bankrupt.
It found that during the reign c
the Republican party from 1S62 to 1S70
the State debt had been increased by
that party by the grossest and most
glaring frauds from $16,000,000 to the
appalling sum of $41,000,000.
For nearly forty years tho men of
the South have struggled with pa
tience and fortitude to settle in peace
and justice the race question, to them
the most stupendous problem in the
domestic life of the republic, and now
comes Mr. Roosevelt, the Republican
candidate for president, whom my
competitor indorses and for whom he
asks the electoral vote of Tennessee,
and by his action and that of his
party, he opens again that old wound,
to the infinite injury of Tennessee and
the South. It was made for partisan
and selfish purposes and to make sure
of the negro vote in those States
where it is the balance of power. Thj
issue is made and made by the Re
publican party. Roosevelt and Little
ton stand upon the same platform and
advocate the same policies. Shall the
South control its own affairs? bhall
this be a white man's government, or
shall it not? I leave it to the intelli
gence and manhood of Tennessee ti
As everybody knows, under our sys
tem in Tennessee, most of the toxrs
are collected in the first part of the
year and the balance then on hand
must be enough to run through to the
end of the year or there will be a de
ficit. Against the balance in the treas
ury on the 1st of July comes the
current expenses, which from thon on
greatly exceed the collections the
semi-annual interest)on tha public debt
andHhe semi-annual interest on the
school fund, the sinking fund, and at
the end of the year the surplus to be
turned into the school fund. To do
as my competitor advocates, and le?.ve
this $1,290,000 uncollected and in tho
rockets of the taxpayers would force
the State to repudiate its debts, de
fault on its interest, lose its credit and
become a borrower to pay its current
obligations. I leave you to say
whether a man who advocates surh
a financial policy would be a safe and
prudent man to place at the head of
your State government.
Dr. Cannon a Trustee.
At a meeting of the hoard of trus
tees of the Soldiers' Homo, last week,
Dr. J. D. Cannon of McKenzio was
elected to the vacancy caused bv the
dvaih of Dr. E. E. McXeal.
Hospital for Jackson.
A movement is on foot for the
establishment of a hospital at Jack
son by the city, the railroads and
charity. . It will likely be opened
Overcome by Choke Damp.
At Elkmont Springs last week..
George and Lewis Hargrove
brothers, were overcome bv choke
damp and died before thoy could be
rescued 'from the well in which the
were at work.
Will Hold County Meetings.
On October S county meetings wilj
be held throughout the Clarksville
dark tobacco district for the purpost
of perfecting the county organiza
.tions and electing permanent cennt
chairmen, who shall be members of
the executive committee of the main
organization. The farmers are thor
oughly aroused. It is believed that
a large majority of those who control
the tobacco output will join in this
CARRIE NATION ON RAMPAGE
nreakx Pint ln Window In m
AVlioIesale Mqnor House and
Is Locked I' p.
Wichita, Kas., Oct. 1. Mrs. Carrie
Nation, Mrs. Lu,cy Wilhoite. Mrs.
Lydia Mountz and Mrs. Myra McHen
ry broke two large plate-glass win
dows in tbe Maban Wholesale Supply
Co. s warehouse, Friday. Tney were
arrested, and are now in jail.
The women have been engaged in
prayer most of the time since their ar
Junk Strikes Mine.
Ohefoo, Oct. 2. A 90-ton junk from
Newchwang to Shanghai ran on a
mine twenty-five miles north of here
last ninht. No one was injured. The
jm;k was kept afloat by her water
Report on Boll Weevil Problem.
Washington, Oct. 1. The depart
ment of agriculture nas issued a re-
port on its investigation of tbo prob
lem o coiutrollmg tne boil weevil in
cotton seed and at ginneries. The re
port makes several recommendations
designed to retard the present rate of
spreading of the great cotton pest, and
says that such mearis of control are
Bolofcnn Makers May strike.
New York. Oc?t. 1. The bologna
makers' unions of Manhattan and
Brooklyn have decided to strike at ence
if the ernnlovers do not reconsider their
refusal to renew a trade agreement
wltfcn. expires to-day. At present tbe
men are paid $1 to ?16 a week for a
Heavy Cotton Shipments.
I Dallas. Tex.. Oct. 1. A statement
just given out shows that the railroads
entering Galveston have so far this
season carried 333,651 bales of the
yew cotton crop.
Russia and Japan Had in Large Or
ders for Breast Plates.
Home. Oct. 2. Some time ago the
Russian government ordered 100,000
bullet proof breastplates of the type
invented by Sir Benedetti. The lat
ter recently started for St. Petersburg
to supervise the manufacture of the
breastplates, but was stopped at
Munich by the Italian firm to which
he had sold the rights to manufac
ture and who objected to Sig. Bene
detti's intervention in the matter, and
be returned to Italy.
The firm had also undertaken to
rupply the Japanese government with
200,000 breastplates. Now, that the
Russian contract has been broken, 't
seems that Japan wishes to back out
of its engagement, proposing to piy
losses sustained by the firm thrpugh
the abrogation of the contract.
TRAIN FROM LIAO YANG.
Two Towns Wiped Off the Map.
Albuquerque, N. M.. Oct. 2. Re
ports from the floods in the Rio
Grand Valley above and below this
city are coming in. The towns or
Valence and Los Lentes were com
pletely washed away and several hun
dred families are homeless. Tbe
rker swung to the east, cut a new
channel and poured a torrent through
the two towns. No lives were lost.
The Barela suburb of this city su
fered the most, about fifty houses be-
inc destroyed. Ignacio Guiterrez, a
commissioner of Sandoval county.
telenhoned that the damage at Los
Cordiales and Alameda, above the
city, will amount to several hundred
There is one passenger train from
Southern California at Gallup, and
another from San Francisco at Wins
low, while the other trains from Cali
fornia are held here; The local or-
ficials connot say when the trains
arrive or depart, and the traffic
situation is serious. Many feet of
tiack is reported gone at Ortiz, Cer
rillos, Waldo, Thornton and Bernalil
lo, and above and below this city at
Kincon, Amarillo, N. M-, and Isleta.
Grain Shippers Complain.
Des Moines. Ia., Oct: 2. Leaders
of the Iowa grain shippers organiza
tion are preparing an application to
the interstate commerce commission
demanding that the Rock Island rail
way make some effort to move hun
dieds of cars of grain said to be held
awaiting the arrival of empty cars.
On th Siblev brancb alone, it is
charged, thirty train loads of grain
are thus tied up. Similar conditions,
it. is said, prevail along all trie
World's Fair Crowds.
St Louis, Mo.. Oct. 2. During the
134 days that the World's Faid has
been open up to the closing of thj
gates last' night, 12,515,511 admissions
have been recorded. As the fall
weather advances the attendance in
creases and the World's Fair officials
anticipate that the attendance during
the two final months will be unpre
CHILLICOTHE, ILL-, AFIRE.
The last report of the treasurer of
the State shows that more than 7."
per cent of the State's entire income
goes to pay three general items, towit:
Charitable and educational institu
tions, interest on the State debt and
the sinking fund, and less than 20 per
cent is expended in maintaining the
whol-3 judicial, legislative and execu
tive departments of the government,
while only 2 1-2 per cent of its income
is spent for salaries outside of the ju
diciary. Excluding the sinking lunu,
it costs less than $1 per capita to run
the State government, while under the
present profligate and wasteful ad
ministration of the Republican parly
It costs $9.40 per capita to run the
rational government. This illustrates
the difference betieen old-fashioneJ
Democratic honesty and economy and
Republican extravagance and dishon
Against the reckless, erratic, strut
ting rough rider, the Democratic party
presents a plain farmer, an honest, -brave
and conservative statesman, the
Hon. Alton B. Parker, of New York.,
A man who would respect and enforca
the law and not violate the constitu
tion he was sworn to uphold. Elect
Roosevelt and no man can predict
what the future will be. Elect Parker
and he will bring the republic back to
its ancient moorings and steer it safe
ly along the way marked out by tn3
fathers. Then let me admonish you
to be steadfast in the faith, and as
long as human liberty and constitu
tional government shall abide in thia
great republic, the Democratic party
shall live to exemplify the one and
defend the other. .
No party and no individual Is per
fect; every party and every individual
makes mistakes, but I assert without
fear of successful contradiction that
during this long period of ascendancy
the Democratic party, which is tha
people's party, has given to Tennessee
the best, the wisest, the most econon
ical and efficient government the Statd
has ever enjoyed. If this was not
true the Democratic party could not
have won the confidence and retained
the respect and approval of the peo
ple. I assert it, and I can prove it,
notwithstanding the criticisms of Re
publican politicians to the contrary.
During the last Republican admin
istration in Tennessee, In 1881 anfl
1882, there was collected from the rail
roads, telegraphs and other corpora-
tions and the penitentiary ?160,498.33.:
During the last two years, under Dem
ocratic administration, there wag col
lected from these same corporations
and the penitentiary, $1,100,117.07, or
just about the healthy balance that
was in the treasury on the first day
of July last. This balance was placed
there by the care, the economy and
the sound business methods of the
Democratic party, and without raising
the taxes one penny upon the farm
ers and laborers and producers of the
Japanese Operating the Road From
Dalny and New Chwang.
Gen. Oku's Headquarters in-, the
Field, Oct. 1 (4 p. m.), via Fusan. Oct.
2. The first Japanese train arrived
at Liao Yang this afternoon. The
eauee of the road has been changed
from Dalny to New Chwang. A regu
lar schedule of trains will be estab
lished in a few days. Engines and
cars have been brought from Japan.
The completion of the railway re
moves the difficulties of tranaDortation.
Little City of 3,000 Inhabitant
Doomed To Destruction.
Peoria, 111.. Oct. 3. Chillicothe. &
town of 3,000 people, twenty-two miles
north of here, is being wiped out by
fiYq. The flames started in a grocery
store, and, fanned by a stiff breeze.
ae sweeping over the whole town.
A call for assistance has been sens
to the local fire department, and en
gines have been dispatched on a spe
cial train. - The damage at midnight
hSL.4 reacted. $20,000.
The agricultural department has
been in existence since 1873, and not
1883, as stated by my competitor, it
was in operation during the last Re
publican administration in Tennessee
in 18S1 and 18S2 and was during
those years run at a cost to the
State of $13,721, while for the last
two years it has paid its entire cost
of operation and turned into the
treasurv $9,527. During the Republi
can administration the commissioner
of agriculture received a salary of
$3,000. Now his salary is $2,500. This
Is the only department of the State
government organized and main
tained exclusively for the benefit ot
the farmers of Tennessee, and yet
my competitor wants to abolish it.
As between the old soldier and the
800,000 bright faced school children
who need the State's help on the one
crif and the bondholders upon the
other, I said, and repeat it here, let
the bondholders wait. Their debt is
not due yet, anyway. The boys and
rirls who are to make the future
manhood and womanhood of the State
and are to be the chief factors in
the development of its resources and
the production of its wealth, and who
will in a few years take charge of
Its affairs, shape its policies and de
termine its destiny, must be trained,
educated and made intelligent citi
zens now, or it will be too late.
I recommended to tho legislature
that the appropriations for pensions o
cx-Confederate soldiers be increased
and it was increased $50,000. To the?c
old Confederate soldiers who sacri
ficed their fortunes, their hopes and
their health at the call of their Stata
must be extended the helping hand of
a generous and patriotic people now,
or it will bo too late. A few more
vears and they will be gone and there
will remain only the memory of their
splendid courage and heroic devotion
Mr. Roosevelt's administration Is
the most extravagant, wasteful and
corrupt that ever afflicted the Ameri
can people in their more than a cen
tury and a quarter of existence as a
nation. It costs more than double the"
noney to carry on the government
row thrn it did during the last Demo
cratic administration. It cost to run
the government in 1896, the last year
.i Cleveland's administration, $35?.
000.000, or $4.65 per capita. It cost
last year, under Roosevelt, $753,058.
.'00 or $9.40 for every man, wonan
ar.d child in the United States.
The platform of my party declares
for the Adams law. I am a Democrat,
and I stand on that platform. If I
could not conscientiously stand Upon
it. before I would repudiate or aban
don It, or any plank of it, I would
withdraw from the race and ask my
nartv to place its banner in the hanr.
of some other man, who believed In it
ind could honestly stand upon Its
platform. I would not have the office
of governor if I had to get it by false
pretenses and by repudiating the plat
form and principles watch my party
had written and upon which I was
An honest confession is good for .
Republican soul, even if it is inadver
The State's credit has been restored
and maintained and stands today m
the money markets of the world
among the first of the States of the
If you farmers are tired of paying
tribute to the protected trusts, if you
do not want your agricultural bureai
abolished and do not want to-be left
vr.proteeted to the tender mercies or
tte fertilizer companies, then you dc
not want the things for which my