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VOL. XXX X -NO. 1.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1904.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
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The Weather and the Crops.
The n-port of the weather and
crop conditions for Tennessee, issued
by the Agricultural Department last
week, .a ys :
Txica! showers which fell over a
large portion of the State last week
were followed by warm, dry weather,
with some of tho highest, temperatures
of the season, until about the close
of the weel:, when cooler weather,
with light local showers, succeeded in
giving a touch of autumn. In many
sections the dry conditions continued,
treat ly to the detriment of unmatured
ciops and to the hindrance of the
Ufrual preparations for the fall seed
ing.?. Tho week generally favored the
outside work of tho season, such as
the gathering of tho maturing crops
cf corn, cotton, potatoes and tobacco,
und the saving of fodder and late hay,
and this work was in full and rapid
progress. Where sufficient rain fell to
put tho soil in proper condition plow
ing and seeding winter grains pro
fressed satisfactorily. Early corn is
f-.howing a splendid crop and is be
ing gathered; late corn, as a rule, it
seriously affected by the drouth and
the yield will be greatly lessened.
Cotton is opening rapidly tinder the
tffects of the warm, dry weather, and
a large percentage of the crop is open
pnd ready for picking, which is pro
gressing as rapidly as practicable un
der tho existing conditions of the sup
ply of labor. The crop has. lost much
from shedding, and the top crop is
considered very light in most places;
altogether, a considerable percentage
of loss from an average yield is esti
mated. Tobacco has been about all
housed, and is being cured in fire
condition; the crop, while less in area
is of good quality. Large quantities
of fodder and peavjne hay have been
ecured in excellent condition, and
the amount of winter forage already
secured is favorable to the winter
ing of stock. Sorghum making is in
full progress with fair results as to
yield and quality. Sweet potatoes are
being gathered with generally fair
yields, although in the dry districts
the crop is considerably shortened. The
second crop of lush potatoes has suf
fered from the dry conditions in many
Eections; in others the crop is fairly
good. Turnips, also, affected by the
dry weather, have made only slow
growth, and in some places will be
almost a failure. Quite a large area
has been seeded to rye. Sowing oats
is in progress where sufficient rain has
fallen to facilitate this work. In the
dry districts pastures have failed to a
considerable extent. The fall crop of
apples Is reported very inferior, as
a rule. The week closes dry and
cool, and a good, general rain is much
The smallpox report for the period
from March 1 to Septeniher 15
submitted at last week's meeting of
th State Hoard of Health shows
jiitt -"8 cases all over the State, but i
during the six months there have
been 2, 18b' eases. Of this number
only 59 died. Of the. total number
of cases the majority, as strange as
it may seem, were white people.
There Mere 1,374 white cases and
1,1 1'2 colored. During the six
months there have been f! cases in
Davidson, as compared witlr V10 at
Memphis and oG2 at Knoxville.
There was only one death in David
fon county, but there were five
deaths in Kno and ?3 in Shelby
Found Dead in a Cornfield.
Tho dead body of Mrs. Nick
Lam brim was found a few days since
in a cornfield near her home, pome
eight miles from .Tellico. The flesh
had been eaten from one hand and
her face. Foul play is suspected, as
the was known to have considerable
money. Xo arrests have yet loen
made. Mrs. Lambdin and her hus
band have not lived together for
three or four rears.
v Stave Mill Burned.
The stave mill of George F. "Weis,
near Simpson's Ferry, on I latch ie
river, eight miles northeast of Cov
ington, was destroyed by fire a few
days since, a number of staves being
also consumed. The fire originated
from a pile of rubbish which some
of the mill hands had been burning.
Loss is estimated at $1,000.
Tobacco Barn Burned.
A large barn of John Blackwell, a
farmer near Clarksville, containing
5,000 pounds of tobacco, was totally
destroyed by fire a 'few days ago,
which originated while the tobacco
was being cured. The loss was about
$2,000, with no insurance.
Cheater's Tax Assessment.
County Court Clerk J. Y. Stew
art has just completed the tax bool s
for Chester county. The tax dupli
cate this rear shows the total tax
assessment for the countv to be
$922,878. The Sixth civil district
assessment is$3 13,640, or more than
one-third of the county valuation.
The town of Henderson will pay on
$194,077, which is more than one
fifth of the county, and five-eighths
cf the Sixth civil district.
State News j
Opie Read's Brother Dead.
William B. Jead died suddenly
from an attack of heart disease at
his home near Fountain Head, in
Sumner county. He was a brother
of Opie I Head, the famous novel
ist and Southern humorist, lie wa3
about 75 years of age.
K. A. Speed, county clerk of Shel
by, turned into the State treas
ury last week $25,304.90 inheritance
tax, representing tax on Hugh L.
rinklev"s estate, $15,153.20, and on
Kebccca Porter Partlett's, $11,
051.09, less 5 per cent commissions.
Kicked by a Mule.
Wm. W. Wilson, an old and re
spected citizen of Putherford county
was found dead in his barn eight
miles 'from Murfreesboro last week
His head and face were badly
crushed. A coroner's jury decided
that he came to' his death jTrom a
kick by a mule or in some mnnner
tin know n.
Comptroller Files Demurrer.
Comptroller Dibrell, through At
torney General Gates, has tiled a
demurrer to the bill of former Coal
Oil Inspector Hugh Pettit of Mem
phis, seeking to recover fees as in
spector, and attacking the eonstitu.
tionality of the law placing in
spectors on a salary.
Would Separate Saloons.
The Ministers' Alliance will eib
deavor to secure the passage of a
law by the next legislature separat
ing saloons from other business en
terprises. The movement is the re
sult of the dillicully encountered hj
the police in enforcing closing wrier
combination saloons and groceries
Rural Carriers' Banquet.
The Pural Mail Carriers' Aesoca
tion of Carroll couiiTy has decided
to give its iir.-t annual banquet on
Thanksgiving Day of this rear at
Hotel Olive in Huntingdon. There
are nearly thirty carriers in the as
sociation, and these, with their fam
ilies, will participate.
Lost His License.
In Circuit Court at Knoxville last
week, G. Leonard Maples, a local
taloon-koepor. lost his license for the
term of one year. lie was convicted
of selling to minors, and it was on
this on so that his license was taken
away. This is the first action of the
kind ever taken by Judge Sneed.
Blind Tigers Cleaned Out.
The report comes from Dover that
for the first time in many rears,
blind tigers no longer exist in that
place. The citizens hare had a vigi
lance committee at work on the
whisky joints, and this committee is
said to be responsible for the clear
ing out of all the blind tigers.
Deed of Jealous Wife.
Mrs. Edward Coleman, aged 38,
wife of a wellknown Nashville meat
dealer, last week shot herself in the
left side.. It is said she was jealous
about her husband and attempted
her life because he left the room
against her wishes. Unless compli
cations set in she will recover.
Married at a Harp Singing.
Henry Dougherty and Miss Daisr
Hood hold the State record for hav
ing the largest number of peopla
wiiness their wedding ceremony.
Tlioy were married last week at an
old harp singing at Beaver Creek,
eight miles from Knoxville, in the
presence of 3,000 people.
Going to Raise Apples.
Dyer county farmers have become
interested in tho apple tree. There
was a meeting of some twenty
farmers in Dyer a few days ago. The
apple Mas discussed from many
points of view, and those present
bound themselves to plant at least
ten acres each this rear. Dr. J. A.
Jackson will start the planting with
In the White Rabbit Business.
Joe Hern don, of Arlington, is en
gaged in the white rabbit business.
Herndon i the biggest raiser of
these animals known. Pecently he
shipped a full carload of them to the
larger cities of the country. The in
dustry is in its infancy, and Herndon
does not say whither the profits are
large or small.
Texas Cowboy Evangelist.
Per. John C. Ilines, the Texas
cowboy evangelist of the Cumber
land Presbyterian faith, has just
closed a wonderful and successful
revival at Whiteville, resulting in a
general spiritual uplifting and con
version of a great number, among
whom were many old and middle
aged men, who had trodden th
paths of sin all their lives, but non
hare commenced to live better an
more useful lives.
The Postponement of the Proposed
Peace Conference Pleases
Hope Expressed That Americas
Journal Will Give lp Dlscussloa
of I'nsollcltcd Intervention.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 7. While not
withholding praise for the American
spirit of desiring to do things, the
Bourse Gazette expresses gratification
that "President Roosevelt's idea of
calling a peace conference to an ac
companiment of the thunder of can
non has apparently been ship
wrecked." "We hope," the Gazette says, "that
this wTll induce the American journals
to give up the discussion of unsolicited
intervention in the Russo-Japanese
war In any shape or form. It Is a
mistake to suppose that we are In the
same position as in 1877, when we had
the open enmity of Austria and could
not rely upon the friendship of Ger
many. The attitude of Austria, Ger
many, France and Italy is no longer
cause for anxiety. No one knows
when the war will end. There will
come a time when Japan will be con
fronted with the might of the whole
Russian nation; then she will meet the
fate of Genghl3 Khan."
The question of sending the Baltio
sea fleet to the far east by way of
Cape Horn Is advocated by a strong
party at the admiralty, on the ground
that after passing the Strait of Magel
lan their progress could not be doggd
and reported by cable. The colliers
could rendezvous at the South Sea and
the other smaller Pacific islands. The
main risk would be that in the vast
stretch the vessels might be beaten
off their track, and the danger of a
serious breakdown of some of the
ships, although the transport Kam
chatka Is equipped with appliances for
the making of extraordinary repairs.
The selection of this route would be
tantamount to a decision not to reach
Vladivostok until spring, a long voy
age requiring economical speed for at
least four months.
CHICAGO IS TURNED LOOSE
Tens of Thousands of Chlcagroaaa
Descend Upon St. Lonls to Ob
serve Chlcaso Day.
St. Louis. Oct. 7. Ten thousand
Chicagoans Invaded St. Louis, Friday,
and marched upon the World's fair.
There were battalions, regiments, com
panies, squads and corps, and they
stormed the exposition gates until the
The Union League club, the Stan
dard club and the Press club arrived
in three special trains at the Wabash
World's fair station early Friday morn
ing. At Union station the Illinois Manu
facturers' association, the Illinois, Iro
quois, Lakeside and Germanla clubs
came in special trains.
The 10,000 who arrived Friday are
only the vanguard of thousands of
others who will arrive In St. Louis,
Friday night and Saturday morning.
Mayor Carter Harrison heads the
STEAMER MINE0LA WRECKED
She Wai rinnnd From Pet ropavlorsll
to San Francisco and Struolc
a Sunken Reef.
San Francisco, Oct. 7. The Mer
chants' exchange has received a cablfl
dispatch from London stating that the
steamer Mineola, Capt. Kirkwoo-1,
bound from Petropavlovsk, Siberia, for
this port, struck a reef oft the Tigll
bar on September 5 and become a to
The officers and crew were rescued,
and taken to Hakodate, Japan, by the
British warship Algerlne.
The Mineola sailed from San Fran
cisco on July 10, with a cargo of gen
eral merchandise, for Petropavlovsk.
At the time of her departure it was
intimated that she was carrying sup
plies destined "for the use of Russian
troops in the field. The vessel was on
her return trip when she was wrecked.
THE FUNERAL OF BARTH0LDI
An Imposing Ceremony Attended fcy
Hundreds of Public Officials,
Students and Models.
Paris, Oct. 7. The funeral of Bar
tholdi was a most imposing ceremony.
It was attended by hundreds of mourn
ers, including public officials, students
and models. The American embassy
was represented. The hearse was cov
ered with wreaths and flowers. Am
bassador Porter's offering was a large
wreath. Conspicuou3 in the throngs
were numerous modest gatherings of
working people. A company of sol
diers was drawn up at the Bartholdi
residence and the body was received
with military honors at Mont Parnasse
Imprisoned In Flooded Mine.
Dessau, Germany, Oct. 7. A sudden
inrush of water and mud in a coal
mine at Gerlebock, district of Koethen,
Thursday, imprisoned eight of the
miners, who are believed to have per
ished. Dropped Dead.
Atchi6on, Kas., Oct. 7. David Auld,
president of the First national bank,
and a pioneer Kansan, dropped dead
here, aged 80 years. Mr. Auld built
the Hannibal road Into Atchison.
Renominated by Acclamation.
Boston, Oct. 7. Gov. Bates, Lleut
Gov. Curtis Guild, Jr., Henry E. Tur
ner, of Maiden, for auditor and Her
bert Parker, attorney general were re
nominated by acclamation 1 p. m.
JOINT CAMPAIGN ENDED
RAZIER WILL ROLL UP TENNES
SEE'S GREATEST MAJORITY.
BE HAS tyADE MAH SEW FRIEXDS
!n Joint Debate With Littleton He
Has Convinced Many That Democ
racy's Position Is Unassailable
Gubernatorial Candidates to Play
"Lone Hands" to End of Campaign.
Chronological List of Appointments.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 10. The joint
canvas between the Democratic and
Republican nominees for governor,
closed at Dunlap last week, and from
now on Gov. Frazier and Candidate
Littleton will play lone hands. The
appointments for the governor in
clude engagements in each of the
three grand divisions of the State, and
it is the purpose of those managing, the
Democratic campaign to whoop things
up from now until November 8. Not
only will Mr. Frazier be constantly on
:he stump, but the best of Tennessee's
orators will be heard every day at
various points from Carter to Shelby
and from the Kentucky line to the
Tennessee river and Mississippi
It can be truthfully said that never
in the history of the Democratic party
have so many brilliant and powerful
men been on the stump at the same
time. No section, has been slighted in
apportionment of either dates or
speakers. With such men as Frazier,
Eslick, Jones, Garrett, Carmack, Han
aah, Padgett, Taylor, Head, and many
speakers of less general note on the
jtump, it is small wonder that the doc
trine of Democracy has been thorough
ly preached and entertainingly talked
this year. While the personalities of
the two candidates for president has
been subject for serious talk by those
speakers who are handling national
issues on the hustings, so far as those
especially interested .in the guberna
torial campaign are concerned, they
have confined themselves to State is
sues. A prominent Democrat, who has
studied the fight between Gov. Frazier
and Candidate Littleton, says that
when the Democrats made the slogan
"issues," and not "men," they were
kind to their opponents, and especially
to the Republican standard-bearer. "In
deed," he said, "a contrast of the per
sonalitfes of the two candidates would
be just as much a losing game to the
Republicans as it is when the same
point is made between Judge Parker
and Broncho-Buster Roosevelt. For
the latter part of the campaign the
State executive committee will have a
number of speakers on the stump who
up to last week have not appeared and
some of them did not appear until this
week. Conspicuous among these is
ex-Mayor James M. Head, of Nashville,
and ex-Congressman Joseph E. Wash
ington, who was succeeded by John
Wesley Gaines, as the representative
from the Hermitage district. Judge
Andy Woodward, of Fayetteville, is
also on the stump and will canvass the
State. Mr. Washington is one of the
Democrats who, when the silver ques
tion was at its zenith, retired from
active service both in the council and
party campaign work. He has always
supported the nominee, however, and
returns to the front ranks with a clean
record and' one to which no Democrat
who is for Judge Parker can object.
One straw in the wind, which shows
the drift in the State campaign, comes
from the action of the Republicans in
Democratic counties. They have given
up the Idea of putting a legislative
ticket in the field. This was proven
at a meeting of the State chairman
with the county executive committees
last week. So far as Democrats are
concerned, tfiey realize that any other
action would entail a foolish expense
The Penitentiary System.
Gov. Frazier's references to the
penitentiary system obtaining in Ten
nessee have been telling blows, not.
only to his opponent, but to the Re
publican party in this State gener
ally. According to the records as ex
ploited by the governor, from 1865
to 1869, the penitentiary cost the tax
payers of Tennessee $459,746, or an
average loss of $114,936 a year. Bring
ing the record up to a later day, tie
books show that, under Gov. Hawkins,
in 1881 and 1882, the penitentiary only
yielded $41,500 a year. This, how
ever, was after the abolition by the
Democrats of the lease system a
heritage of Republicanism.
On the other hand, last year, under
Democratic management, the peni
tentiary yielded to the State $195,000
net. It is pointed out by the Demo
ciatic managers that, with the ex
ception of two years, the penitentiary,
when under Republican administra
tion, was a source of expense, and,
therefore, a burden to the taxpayers,
whereas, now it is a source of revenue.
Every weil posted man understands
that this condition of affairs has been
brought about by wise laws enacted
by Democratic legislatures and ap
Droved by Democratic governors, and
the economic and honest conduct of
the penitentiary. Not only is this
true, but today the surroundings of
Tennessee's convicts are better than
those of any State In the Union a
fact so conspicuous that frequently
prison commissioners or officials from
other States visit Nashville to inves
tigate the system which has proved so
successful in the Volunteer State.
Saving to the People.
The following statement of Dr. J.
P. Cannon, a well known druggist of
McKenzie, regarding the operation of
the text book law and the resultant
saving to the people will be of inter
est to the voters of Tennessee:
"I have been selling school books
in McKenzie for twenty-eight years,
twenty-three under the old plan, and
five under the new. Upon a careful
estimate, I find our firm has sold in
the past five years $3,600 worth of
books. Now, I presume that no one
who had to buy books six years ago
will dispute the fact that he had to
pay 50 cents more for them then
than now, a few prices are here
First Reader 25 cts. 17cts.
Fifth Reader 50 cts. 33 cts.
Primary Geography .75 cts. 45 cts.
Primary History 75 cts. 50 cts.
"This community has paid $3,600
for schools books In the past five
years; adding 50 per cent, makes
$5,400, which would have been paid
under the old plan, a net saving of
"For the next five years an aver
age reduction of 17 per cent has been
secured, which amounts to $612; this
added to $1,800 makes a saving of
$2,412 for the next five years quite
ar. important item for one commun
"The worst kick of all seems to be
on the change which is now being
effected only one change in five
"Let your mind divert six or eight
years and think how often changes
would have been made during that
"It would have been every five
months; each teacher had his own
idea, threw- out his predecessor's
books and adopted new ones. Then
you couldn't exchange them at half
price, and, In many instances, they
were a total loss."
Chronological List of Appointments.
The appointments of the Demo
cratic campaign speakers, arranged
chronologically, are as follows:
Thursday, Oct. 13 Frazier at Ala
mo; Eslick at Rutledge; Jones at Shel
by ville; Garrett at Alamo; Carmack at
Knoxville (night); Hannah at Mc
Ewen; Padgett at Stantonville; Car
mack at Jellico.
Friday, Oct. 14. Frazier at Mem
phis; (night); Eslick at Greeneville;
Jones at Nashville (night); Garrett
at Camden (night); Carmack at
Greeneville; Hannah" at Pulaski; Pad
gett at Selmer (night).
Saturday, Oct. 15 Eslick at Bristol;
Jones at Carthage; Garrett at Wav
erly; Carmack at Morristown; Hannah
at Springfield; Padgett at Dyer; Head
Monday, Oct. 17 Frazier. at Tulla
boma; Eslick at Rogersville; Jones at
Hartville; Garrett at Jackson; Car
mack at Covington; Hannah atWood
bury; Padgett at Obion; Head "at Mc
Kenzie. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Frazier at Mo
Minnville; Eslick at Jefferson City;
Jones, at Lebanon; Garrett at Hender
son; Carmack at Ripley; Hannah at
Murfreesboro; Padgett at Ripley;
Head at Humboldt.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 Frazier at
Sparta; Eslick at Harriman; Jones at
Memphis (night); Garrett at Savan
nah; Carmack at Union City; Hannah
at Lynchburg; Head and McConnioo at
Enville; Padgett at Dyersburg.
Thursday, Oct. 20 Frazier at
Cookeville; Eslick at Dayton; Jones at
Somervllle; Carmack at Mbrtin
(night); Hannah at McMinx ville;
Head at Martin; Padgett at Somer
vllle; Padgett at Whiteville (nnght).
Friday, Oct. 21. Frazier at Gaines
boro; Eslick at Chattanooga (flight);
Jones at Bolivar; Garrett at Lexing
ton (day); Garrett at Decaturville
(night); Hannah at Sparta; Padgett
at Bolivar; Padgett at Grand Junction
Saturday, Oct. 22 Frazier at Carth
age; Eslick at Chattanoga (night);
Jones at Jackson; Garrett at Sugar
Tree; Carmack at Gallatin; Hannah at
Winchester; Padget at Jackson; Head
Monday, Oct. 24 Frazier at Shelby-
ville; Garrett at Covington; Carmack
at Winchester: Hannah at Benton;
Garrett at Covington; Head at Cen
tervllle. Tuesday. Oct. 25 Frazier at
Woodbury; Carmack at Fayetteville;
Hannah at Cleveland; Head at Hohen
wald. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Frazier at
Knoxville; Carmack at Pulaski; Han
nah at Athens; Head at Lawrenceburg,
Thursday, Oct. 27 Frazier at Lewis
burg; Carmack at Lewisburg; Head at
Lewisburg; Woodard at Lewisburg;
Hannah at Sweetwater.
Friday, Oct. 28 Frazier at Clarks
ville; Carmack at Woodbury; Head at
Saturday, Oct. 29 Frazier at Dover;
Carmack at Murfreesboro; Head .at
Monday, Oct. 31. Frazier at Spring
field; Carmack at Lebanon; Head at
Tuesday, Nov. 1 Frazier at Dick
son; Carmack at Memphis (night);
Head at Gallatin.
Wednsday, Nov. 2. Frazier at Pu
laski; Head at Pulaski; Caramck at
Thursday, Nov. 3. Frazier at Wv
erly; Carmack at Brownsville; Head
Friday, Nov. 4. Frazier at Nash
ville; Carmack at Humboldt; Head at
Saturday, Nov. 5 Frazier at Leb
anon: Carmack al Paris; Head at
Clarksville; Hannah at Trezevant
Monday, Nov. 7 Carmack at Dyerf-
Some of the campaign orators are
clearly demonstrating the difference
between having something to say and
having to say somethinjc
THE WORUTS BUSINESS
ALL NATIONS' EXPORTS AGGRE
GATE TEN BILLION.
THE UNITED STATE'S BIG SHARE
Internal Commerce of This Country
in a Single Year Also Amounted to
Twenty-Two Billion Dollars Re
Washington, Oct. 9. Statistics as !
to the world's commerce for the latest
year for which figures are available
have just been completed and are ;
published in the annual report of the
chief of the bureau of statistics of the !
department of commerce and labor.
It shows the total exports of all na
tions of the world to be in the latest
year available $10,515,000,000, and
the value of the total imports of all
nations $fi),809.000,000. The chief of
the bureau of statistics also estimates J
the value of the articles forming the
internal commerce of the United
States at about $22,000,000,000 in a
Europe, of course, supplies a very
large proportion of the world's in
ternal commerce, both as to exports
end imports. The exports of Europe
amount to $6,498,000,000, out of a
total of $10,515,000,000; exports of all
the countries of the world and her
imports are $8,301,000,000, out of a to
tal of $11,809,000,000 of the total im
ports of all the countries of the
world. Thus Europe's total internal
commerce, combining imports and ex
ports, amounts to practically $15,000,
000,000 out of a total of $22,000,000,-
000 of combined imports and exports.
Of the $8,301,000,000 of imports into
Europe $1,202,500,000, or 11.48 per
cent are from the United States, and
of the $4,498,000,000 of exports $407,-
858,000, or 6.27 per cent were sent to
the United States. Of the total im
ports of North America, other than
the United States, which amounted to
$437,476,000, $237,903,000, or 54.38 per
cent was from the United States, and
of the exports of North America, ex
clusive of the United States,, which
amounted to $417,206,000, $209,464,000,
or 50.25 per cent, were sent to the
United States. Of the $349,091,000
imports of South America, $43,878,000.
or 12.55 per cent, were from the
United States, and of the total ex
ports of South America of $537,439,
000, $107,161,000, or 19.94 per cent
were sent to the United States. Of
the total imports of Asia, amounting
to $1,001,000,000, $46,738,000. or 4.G6
per cent were from the United States,
and of the exports from Asia, amount
ing to $1,029,099,000, $112,231,000, or
10.91 per cent went to the United
States. Of the imports of Oceanica
(inclusive of Hawaii), amounting to
$292,107,000, $34,855,000, or 10.93 per
cent, were from the United States,
end of the exports, amounting to
$308,788,000, $27,070,000, or S.77 -er
cent, were to the United States.
Of the imports of Africa of $4Uu,
256.000, $24,333,000, or 5.58 per cent,
were from the United States, and of
the exports of $288,483,000, $6,457,000,
or 2.24 per cent, were sent to the
WHOLE ROYAL FAMILY.
Taken to Reval to Bid the Baltic
St. Petersburg, Oct. 8. The imperial
household proceeded today from Peter
hof to the palace at Tsarskoe-Selo
7"rom the latter place this evening a
special train carried the emperor, the
empress and the heir-apparent to
Reval, where Sunday and Monday will
be spent in an inspection of the fleet.
This is the first journey of the em
press and the heir-apparent from Peter
hof. Every arrangement had been
made for the safety and comfort of
the royal infant on the journey. The
train was heated to exactly 64 degrees
Farenheit, and the household physi
cians and relays of nurses were in at
tendance. The train did not stop at
Reval, a special siding having been
constructed to the shore of the harbor
Upon leaving the train the party went
directly aboard the royal yacht, which
will be their home for the next two
The emperor carried to Reval fifty
two ikons, one for each ship in the
harbor. It is now understood that the
contemplated imperial trip to Skierne
wice has been abandoned, and that the
party will remain at Tsarskoe-Selo
throughout the remainder of the
HEIR TO A FORTUNE.
Foreman of. Ship Carpenters at Pa
ducah Goes to Claim Estate.
Paducah, Ky., Oct. 9. Joe Mc
Clellen, foreman of the ship carpen
ters at the Maine ways, has receive!
information that he and four heirs in
Cincinnati are owners of an estate in
Baltimore which is valued at $400,000.
The title of the property was brought
out by the recent Baltimore fire. Mr.
McClellan left today for Cincinnati i
join the other heirs, and they will go
to Baltimore to claim the property.
PARKER'S QUIET SUNDAY
Will Be Followed by Another Trip to
Esopus, N. Y.. Oct. 9. Judge Parker
spent a quiet Sunday. He attended
church at Kingston, and in the after
noon took a long walk. Vv.iliam Shc?
han, chairman of the executive com
mittee of the Democratic national
comliiittee, called at Rosemount and
later returned to New York. Judge
Parker will go to New York tomor
row returning here Thursday.
PERISHED AT VIRGINIA BEACH.
Niece of Former Postmaster General
Drowned While Bathing.
Norfolk. Va., Oct. 9. Miss Bessie
Wilson, of Clarksburg, W. Va., niece
of the late Wm. L. Wilson, former
postmaster general, and afterward
president of Washington and Lee Uni
versity, was drowned while bathing at
Virginia Beach this afternoon. Her
body was recovered. Miss Mary 1
sou. of Charlestown, W. Va.. daughter
of the former postmaster general, Miss
Mary M. Simpson, of Bucjianan, Va.,
Miss Eliza Dillon of Indian Rock, Va..
and Miss Louise Latimer, of Washing
ton, sister of Lieut. Julian L. Latimer,
II. S. N., were rescued by United States
life-savers and are in a serious con
dition at the Princess Anne hotel, but
will recover. The party went into the
surf accompanied by E. Stormont, a
resident of the beach. He was teach
ing them to float, and before he was
aware of ft several of the young wom
en had drifted beyond their depth and
were in danger of drowning. Mr. ator
mont swam to the shore and launched
a small surf boat. He succeeded in
getting Miss Mary Wilson, Miss Simp
son, Miss Dillon and Miss Latimer
aboard. Before he could reach Miss
Bessie Wilson the boat capsized.
Realizing his inability to save all the
Dartv unaided Mr. Stormont returned
to the shore and ran to the life-saving
station fTir tipln. The crew immediate
ly launched the surf boat, and reached
the drowning girls in time to rescue
four, but when Miss Bessie Wilson
was picked up life was extinct.
MADE A NEW RECORD.
Business of the Bluff City as Reflected
by the Bank Clearings.
Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 9. The week's
bank clearincs for the six days ended.
yesterday reached the total of $5,954,-
000, or an average of almost $l,00u,wuu
ner dav. On several days the amount
exceeded $1,000,000. This total com
pares with $3,866,000 the previous
week and $4,717,000 for the same week
last year and $4,412,000 for the cor
responding week in 1902.
It will thus be seen that, the week's
business as reflected by the bank clear
ings was more than $1,000,000 in ex
cess of the same weeks in the two pre
vious years and more than $2,000,000
in excess of the preceding week.
Thus these examples multiply. The
totals with the amounts of increase for
the respective comparisons are given:!
This week, 1904 $5,934,153.80
Last week, 1904 3.865,818.02
Same week, 1903 4.716.792.00
Same week. 1902 4,411.572.96
Increase over last week. . . 2.088,235.78
Increase over 1903 1,237,361.80
Increase over 1902 1,542,580.84
TOWN TERRORIZED BY FIREBUGS
Blue Ridge, Ga.. Sends for Blood
hounds to Chase Incendiaries.
Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 9. Excite
ment is running high at Blue Ridge,
Ga., over attempts to fire many build
ings. Citizens have organized and are pa
troling the town day and night, armed
with shotguns and loking for firebugs.
Bloodhounds were ordered from Chat
tanooga and traced two men to their
hemes. They were both jailed, but
there is no other evidence agains!
them. More than a dozen houes, in
cluding the home of Supt. C. W. Brad
shaw, of the A. K. & N., railroad, have
been fired, . but the flames were ex
tinguished with little loss in all but
So far there has been no theory ad
vanced as to the identity of the fire
bugs. Several negroes have been sus
pected but no positive proof has been '
found that the fiends are black.
The entire community is terrorize
over the outrages and women au.j
children are living il mortal terror of
disaster, while the men are bendin;
all their efforts to the task of ferret
ing out the miscreants before any
more serious harm is done.
PLUCKLY LITTLE WIFE.
Shot Her Drunken Husband to Death
Because He Assaulted Her.
Madisonville, Ky.. Oct. 8. Tom
Carey was shot and instantly killed at
his home in this city while he' was in
t drunken condition and attempting
to whip his wife, the wife firing the
shot that ended his life. It is thought
no attempt will be made to prosecute
the woman. She used a 38-caliber re
volver, and the aim was good, as the
ball penetrated the heart.
Mexico City, Oct. 8. The silver
value of the national exports for the
fiscal year ended June 30 last are
$210,276,374; imports, silver valued
were $177,744,651. Gold bullion and
coin exported amounted to $10,726.
430; total value silver exports in form
of dollars, bars and 'ore, $79,074,889.
The United States' share of oods Im
ported into Mexico is 55 per cent.
American trade with Mexico
steadily increasing in amount. Ger
many and England barely hold their
Killed in a Mad Plunge.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Oct. 9.pjve
persons were injured two fatally, in h
car of the Poukeepsic '& New Platz
trolley line, which ran away on a steep
hill this morning. The passengers,
with the exception of Mr. and Mrs!
Charles Clinton, of Highlands, jumped!
tut the couple remained on the car
until it toppled over an embankment
into a creek. They were fatally hurt.
Those who were seriously injured bv
jumping were: Elijah Ward, motor
man; Charles Davis, conductor;. An
drew I. Rhodes, of Nev Platz.