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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1904.
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Theodore Roosevelt Receives a Majority of 174
Votes in the National Electoral College.
PLURALITY VOTE GREATEST IN THE NATION.
Carried Every Doubtful State, and Made Such Heavy Reductions in the
Democratic Vote of the Border States as to Make His Victory the
Most Complete on Record Only Consolation Left the Dem
ocrats Is in the Election of Douglas Governor of Mas
sachusetts Even Missouri Has Deserted
HOW THE STATES WENT.
New York. Nov. 9 (2:30 a.m.)
From returns on hand at this hour the
electoral vote stands a3 follows:
Stales. - Votes.
New Hampshire 4
New York . . 33
New Jersey 12
North Dakota 4
Rhode Island 4
South Dakota 4
West Virginia 7
Total - 343
Louisiana ...... 9
Mississippi , 10
North Carolina 12
South Carolina 9
Total : .' 133
Necessary to elect, 239.
RETURNS FROM EVERY STATE
Show a Perfect Landslide Toward Re
publicanism. New York, Nov. 8. It is more than
a Republican landslide, It's an ava
lanche. Therodore Roosevelt has
been elected president of the United
States by probably a greater plurality
of the popular vote than was ever
r&ct for a nominee for president, and
by a larger majority of the electoral
college than was ever given before.
So the people have decided, as they
always have done in affairs in this
country, and they have decided in un
mistakable terms in favor of the ad
ministration at Washington, and
against any change in existing busi
ness conditions. The result is a vote
of confidence in President Roosevelt
of such an emphatic character as. to
stagger an ordinary man and over
whelm him with responsibilities which
the vote will invest him with during
tho next four years.
New York State, contrary to general
expectations, was not doubtful about
anything. It was not doubtful about
the presidency, because it will give
Mr. Roosevelt a plurality aggregating
New York State ws not doubtful
on the governorship, because it has
No Interest Taken, But Roosevelt Got
Portland, Me., Nov. 8. The elimina
tion from today's election of a State
contest in Maine detracted from the
Interest. The result was a victory for
Roosevelt. Returns tabulated at 10:30
p.m. from 350 out of 519 cities, towns
and plantations, give Roosevelt 57,949
and Parker 24,730. The Eame places
In 1900 gave McKinley 58,355 and Bry
an 33,242. Roosevelt's plurality of !
J 3.21 6 was an increase of 8,103. ;
given to Mr. HIggins a very largo plu
rality. It has decided to elect the en
tire Republican State ticket. A Re
publican legislature by increased ma
jority, and to increase the Republican
representation for this State In con
gress. What became of the 120,000 plu
rality for Parker and Herrick in New
York county that Charles F. Murphy
was talking of? What became of 30,
000 in Kings county that Patrick H.
McCarren was boasting of and betting
on? What became of the 8,000 or 9,
000 that was promised by Joseph Cas
sidy, the Democratic leader of
Queens? Echo answers "What?"
The Irish Vote.
The Irish vote appears only largely
to have swung to the support of the
youcg president, and some of It to the
support of the Republican State
Kings county, before the returns
were half in, showed that the nomi
nees for president were running al
most neck and neck. Queens county
greatly dwindled away, and the figures
at midnight on the pre' dency de
cidedly reminded one very much of
the returns of four years ago when
McKinley carried Kings county by a
small plurality, and Bryan had only
about 30,000 in Kings county.
The returns from New Jersey ap
pear to show an equally emphatic re
turn. Estimates, subject to revision,
are that Roosevelt will carry it by
between 50,000 and 60,000. Mr. Stokes,
the Republican nominee for governor,
is elected by a plurality half that giv
en for the Republican national ticket.
Connecticut has gone for Roosevelt
by a majority largely in excess of 20,
000. Massachusetts has given an aston
ishing result, however. The itoose
velt electors are chosen by a large plu
rality, but William L. Douglass, Dem
ocratic nominee for governor, has been
elected. This Is one of the real sur
prises ef the election. Roosevelt gets
that State by 60,000 or 70,000 or more.
Gov. Bates is defeated by the Demo
cratic manufacturer by 25,000 or 30,
000. Mr. Douglass made his campaign
on the labor issue and on the issue of
free raw material. If this issue could
have been successfully applied to the
Democratic campaign the result might
have been different In Massachusetts.
It might have been different else
where. Mr. Douglass has been the
first Democrat to carry the State in a
presidential year on his first candi
dacy. Other Doubtful States.
Rhode Island, another of the doubt-
ful States in the East, has chosen Re
publican electors by pluralities which
may be larger than those of 1900.
Gov. Garvin (Dem.) may be re-elected,
but the returns are meager.
Delaware has gone Republican prob
ably by 5,000. The vote for Roosevelt
is one of the largest ever given a nom
inee in that State. The entire Repub
lican State ticket, as agreed to at the
conference between the Addicks and
anti-Addicks Republicans, is elected,
and the legislature is heavy Republi
can. Even Maryland seems to have gone
Republican. The city of Baltimore
was very close, which was an unex
pected loss to the Democrats on the
issue of "leave well enough alone."
In view of the returns the State never
had been in the doubtful column, but
for the race question, which was raised
by the president. It is estimated that
the Republicans will carry Maryland.
.Returns from West Virginia are
Democrats Concede It to Roosevelt,
But Claim the Governorship.
Wheeline. W. Va.. Nov a ncmn.
crats concede the electoral vote to
Roosevelt, but claim the election of
Cornwell for governor. The latter is
running ahead of the ticket every
where, but may loose through the fact
that he must overcome largely in
creased Republican majorities. The
gains made for ..Cornwell In precincts
that have reported will not be suf
ficient if the ratio Is maintained to
meager. The Indications are that It
has been carried by Roosevelt, and is
sharing in the general Republican
sweep. On governorship the result at
this writing ma7 be considered doubt
ful for Dawson, the Republican nom
inee, was heavily cut, and Cornwell,
the Democratic candidate, may be
elected on the tax issue.
The West presents a solid phalanx
of States for Roosevelt, beginning at
Ohio and Indiana and extending clear
to the Pacific slope. Indiana has gone
for Roosevelt by perhaps 40,000. Ma
rion county, the home of Thomas Tag
gart, chairman of the Democratic na
tional committee, which has decided
so many presidential contests, went
largely for Roosevelt.
Illinois has given a stupendous plu
rality for Roosevelt.
All of the Northwestern States have
given stupendous Republican plurall
All the Rocky Mountain States have
gone for Roosevelt, their Idol.
The indications are that even Ne
vada has been swung from the Demo
cratic to the Republican column, and
all the Pacific slope States are Repub
Under the surface the Democratic
party has not been united. The Bry
an leaders apparently were loyal, bet
the minor leaders for weeks have been
working to defeat Judge Parker In or
der to bring about a new reorganlza
tion of the party, looking to the nom
inating of Mr. Bryan for president In
On the other hand, many followers
of Mr. HearGt have been engaged in
slaughtering Parker, and the candida
cy of Thomas E. Watson on the Pop
ulist ticket has been used as a mask
under which an anti-Parker propagan
da has been conducted throughout the
The effect of this is shown In the re
turns of Indiana, New Jersey, New
lork, Connecticut and Illinois.
The word seems to have gone aroundj
secretly to Bryan men In every sec
tion of the country to defeat Judge
Parker because he was the candidate
of David B. Hill and various Gold
Democrats In the East, so that the
party could once more be reorganized
on radical lines and make a fight
against the trusts four years hence.
The knowledge of this appears to
have Inspired Judge Parker to take
the stump and make his serious charge
against President Roosevelt and Mr,
Cortelyou in the hope that it would
swing the radicals back into line. He
made the move too late, and the con
spiracy of radical Democrats was
brought to a successful conclusion at
Roosevelt Runs Ahead of McKlnley's
New York, Nov. 8. Theodore Roose
velt's plurality in this, his native
State, is second only to McKlnley's
286,000 In 1896. It exceeds McKln
ley's in 1900 by about 41,500. The late
returns show that there were cast for
him In New York Stat about 1R5 onn
votes more than for Parker. Not only
was nis vote heavy in the country dis
tricts, where the Republican strong
holds are, but in Greater New York,
he ran much closer to Parker than
had been expected, even by his own
campaign managers. It had been es
timated that e would come down to
the Bronx with better than 140,000
plurality, but the figures tonight
showed that this forecast would be
exceeded by approximately 85,000. In
the city Parker's supporters had ex
pressed hopes that their candidate
would have from 140,000 to 160,000
more than Roosevelt, but in this they
were disappointed by more than 100,
000 votes. So overwhelming was the
Republican vote that the result was
known positively early In the even
ing. The earliest counties to report
made it clear that the Parker vote
everywhere fell below Bryan's In prac
tically all the up-State districts. In
Greater New York Parker's plurality
was from 12,000 to 14,000 larger than
Bri an's, but In the State, according to
the late reports, his total vote fell 16,
000 short of Bryan's.
The Republicans Increase McKlnley's
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 8. Indiana
has been carried by the Republicans
by from 45,000 to 55,000. The legis
lature will be Republican by nearly
fifty, probably more. All the nine Re
publican congressmen are re-elected by
increased majorities and the Republi
cans claim the Second and Twelfth
districts represented by Representa
tives MIers and Robinson, both Dem
ocrats. They are In doubt The leg
islature which will meet in January
will elect two United States senators.
one to succeed Vice-President-elect
Charles W. Fairbanks. Senator Bev-,
eridge will be re-elected. The Repub-1
Means have almost if not quite doubled
tne McK.iniey plurality in the State :
or zb.ibi rour years ago.
j In scarcely a county of the State
have the Republicans failed to make
large gains. Democratic State Chair
man O'Brien early conceded the State
to the Republicans by over 30.000, and
; sent his congratulations to Republl
I can State Chairman Goodrich. Dem
ocratic National Chairman Taggart
gave up the battle at 10 o'clock, and
; wired his congratulations to Republi
! can National Chairman Cortelyou.
Vice-President-elect Charles W.Fair
banks received the returns at his res
idence from private wires which con
nected his home with the White Hnnu
at Washington. He and President
Roosevelt early exchanged congratula
Roosevelt's Majority Approaches One
Topeka. Kan., Nov. 9. At 2:30
o'clock this morning returns at hand
show that Roosevelt has carried Kan
sas by a majority closely approxi
The returns elect E. W. Hich gov
ernor by a plurality of 55,000.
The legislature, which may have to
elect a United States senator, will be
overwhelmingly Republican. The
eight members of congress from this i
State are all Republican. (
Parker's Majority Will Be Between
12,000 and 14,000.
Louisville, Nov. 8. With one-third
of Kentucky's 1896 precincts reported,
at 11 o'clock tonight the vote indicates
a majority in the State of from 12,000
The figures of the Democratic and
Republican managers show but little
variance from this result. Kentucky
in 1900 gave Bryan 8,098 plurality.
The returns from 693 precincts show
a plurality of 16,026 for Parker.
Only a few counties In the First and
Second and the Eleventh districts, the
former being Democratic and the lat
ter a Republican stronghold, have
been received. In the Fifth district,
composed of Louisville and Jefferson
county, the Democratic plurality of
3,696 in 19C0 was cut down by fully
2,000 votes. In the Third district also
the Democratic majority was reduced.
The complete returns from the
strongly Republican Eleventh district
are not expected for forty-eight hours,
but the reduction of the normal Re
publican majority as the result of a
factional fight over the Republican
congressional nomination will partial
ly offset the Republican gains in the
Third and Fifth. The result of the
fight leaves the congressional delega
tion unchanged ten Democrats and
The result was not complicated by
local issues save in the Fifth district
(Louisville), where a $3,500,000 bond
issue was defeated.
Bryan Democrats Knifed Parker Over
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 8. Nebraska re
turns are filtering slowly, but there
is no questioning that Roosevelt has
carried the State by an overwhelming
plurality over Watson and Parker.
His plurality is estimated at 50,000 or
Republican Majority of 1900 Will Be
Hartford, Conn., Nov. 8. Early re
turns from Connecticut seems to show
that the Republican majority of four
years ago will be repeated. Roose
velt will probably receive 20,000 ma
jority. All the Republican candidates
for congress are elected by substantial
majorities. Roberts, the Republican
candidate for governor, will run be
hind his ticket at least 6,000 votes.
Most of this is in this city, his home.
Roosevelt receives about 2,200 major
ity here, but Roberts run behind at
least 2,000, and may be 2,500.
Indications Are That the Republican
Majorities Are Increased.
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 8. Returns
are slow in coming in, but the indica
tions on well distributed returns are
that Roosevelt's plurality will be 125,
000, and the entire State ticket will
have about the same number. Repub
licans elect congressmen with the
chance that the Second district, which
is in doubt, will go Republican.
Democratic Ticket Got the Usual Ma
jorities. Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 8. The few
scattered returns so far received in
dicate the usual majorities. The
Democratic candidates for congress
are all elected.
Gives Roosevelt the Largest Plurality
Chicago, Nov. 8. According to re
turns received at midnight Illinois
will give Roosevelt the largest plu
rality ever given to any presidential
candidate. He had by the unofficial
returns carried Chicago by 97,000 and
the county of Cook outside of the city
will give him about 9,000 additional.
making his plurality in Cook county
not far from 107,000.
Conceded to Roosevelt by a Heavy
Boise, Idaho, Nov. 8. Roosevelt is
conceded to have carried the State by
a heavy majority. Gooding (Rep.)
for governor runs slightly behind
Roosevelt. Returns indicate that
Roosevelt will carry the State by from
15,000 to 20,000.
The Result In This Democratic State
Is in Doubt.
St. Louis, Nov. 8. At 12:15 o'clock
only scattering returns had been re
turned from all portions of the State,
and the result in Missouri, both in the
State and national tickets was still in
doubt- At that time the Democratic
State committee claimed a State ma
jority of 25,000, while the Republican
State committee persisted in a Re
publican State majority of 20.000.
Out of 405 precincts in St. Louis,
243 gave Parker 30,426, Roosevelt 32.
660, Folk (Dem.) for governor 34.370,
Walbridge (Rep.) 29,213.
Goes Republican on National Issues
and Elects Democratic Governor.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 8. Montana is
for Roosevelt, returns up to 11 o'clock
indicating a gain by the Republicans
of over 30 per cent. The Democratic
State ticket with possibly one or two
exceptions, appears to have won. Ev
ery county beard from has gone for
Roosevelt by from 300 to 800 majority.
Received a Great Record-Break ing
Plurality In the State.
St. Paul, Nov. 8. Roosevelt re
ceived a record-breaking plurality in
Minnesota, going far beyond McKln
ley's margin of 77,000 four years ago.
The face of the returns so far received
give the Republican electoral ticket
a plurality of over 100,000. Roose
velt was especially strong in counties
which formerly were Populist strong
holds. Despite the tremendous plu
rality for Roosevelt, the Democrats ap
parently have elected their candidate
for governorJohn' A. Johnson.
Democratic Majority Will Amount to
Richmond, Va., Nov. 8. rhe election
in Virginia was absolutely without
disturbance, so far as ha been heard,
The Democratic majority on the presl
dentlal ticket will be about 25,000
Nine Democratic congressmen out of
a total of ten have been chosen
Slemp, the Republican incumbent in
the Ninth district, apparently is re
elected by a majority of about 1,200.
Carried by Roosevelt by About 31
White River Junction, Vt., Nov. 8.
Roosevelt carried this State today by
about 31,000. Roosevelt ran ahead of
McKlnley's vote in 1900, while Par
ker ran behind that of Bryan. The
only question at issue was the choice
of presidential electors. There were
four tickets In this field Republican
Democratic, Prohibitionist and Social'
Democrats Concede the State to the
Watertown, S. D., Nov. 8. Chair
man Martin, of the Democratic State
Central Committee, issued a state
ment in which he concedes that Roose
velt has polled 60,000 votes in the
State, Parker 30,000 and Watson 15,-
Democrats Concede It to Roosevelt
Salt, Lake City, Utah, Nov. 8. At
Democratic State headquarters it is
conceded Roosevelt has carried the
State by 8,000 plurality.
Austin, Tex., Nov. 8. Returns in
from most of the State indicate that
the three constitutional amendments
voted on in Texas today, one seeking
to provide for State banks, another
for the irrigation of Texas by coun
ties, and the third to Increase the
State pension roll for Confederate
veterans, were all defeated in today's
election. It will require a two-thirds
vote for them to be adopted, and It is
believed they will hardly get a ma'
Jority, if that much.
Both Parties Claim to Have Elected
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 8. It is gen
erally conceded that Roosevelt has
carried Wisconsin by a plurality est!
mated at between 60,000 and 75.000
Both Republican and ' Democratic
State chairmen claim the State re
spectively for LaFollette and Peck.
Roosevelt Carried the State by 7,000
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 8. Partial re
tiring indicate that Roosevelt has car
ried Wyoming by 7,000 majority, and
the election of Mondell (Rep.) to
congress, and Brooks (Rep.) for gov
ernor, and the remainder of the State
ticket is certain.
Republicans Make a Clean Sweep of
Philadelphia, Nov. 8. The Repub
licans have made an almost clean
sweep In Pennsylvania, carrying the
State for Roosevelt by nearly 500,000
and electing 25 of the 26 State sena
tors and 29 of the 32 congressmen
They have also elected about 175 of
the 204 members or the house of rep
Independent Voter Was Busy, But
Roosevelt Carried It.
Concord, N. H., Nov. 8. A big vote
was polled in New Hampshire today.
but the independent voter was in the
booths in larger numbers than ever
before, with the result that the count
ing of the split tickets badly delayed
the returns. There is no doubt, how-
ever, of complete Republican success.
Roosevelt has carried the State by 18,-
000 to 20,000 and McLane, Republican,
for governor, is elected by at least 12,-
The Democratic Majority Will Be
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 8. At midnight
returns are still meager. No reason
to change estimated total of 90,000
and plurality for Parker and Davis of
something over half that number. AH
eleven Democratic congressmen elect
ed. Bell, in the Ninth district, rolled
up an overwhelming majority.
Returns Indicate Republican Plurality
of About 2,500.
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 8. Returns
at hand indicate that Roosevelt has
carried Delaware by about 2.500 ma
jority and that the Republicans have
elected their entire State ticket by ma
jorities a little smaller.
The Gold State Gives Roosevelt a
San Francisco, Nov. 8. Returns in
dicate that Roosevelt has carried the
State by a plurality of 25,000. State
Chairman George Stone of California
wired Secretary Dover as follows:
"California will give Roosevelt 75.
000 majority, and all the congressmen
will be Republican."
TRUE TO HER IDOL.
Volunteer State Goes Democratic, But
by Reduced Majority.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 8. It is prac
tically admitted at State Republican
headquarters that the Democratic na
tional and State tickets have carried
Tennessee. Chairman McCall says he
has hopes for Littleton, but he has
none. He Is still claiming Davis' elec
tion in the Eighth district, but Sims
is known to be elected. Frazier will
have a reduced plurality, but it will be
Pardoned to See His Dying Son.
Harry McCullough, a telegraph
operator for the Southern Railroad,
lies in a precarious condition from
typhoid fever at the home of his
mother, Mrs. Cassie McCullough, in
Knoxville. The boy's father has
been serving time in Brushy Moun
tain prison for the past three years.
Last week, when it was thought that
the boy was dying, Gov. Frazier was
wired to pardon the father. The
telegram briefly 6tated the facts and
added that unless the fatner eame at
once he would not see his eon alive.
Mr. McCullough's term would have
expired in December, and, beside
this, he has made an exemplary pris
oner. The pardon came, and the
father arrived. There was a joyful
meeting. The son is barely alive,
but it is hoped by his friends that
the presence of his father, whom he
recognized at once, will aid him in
his fight for life. McCullough was
convicted and sentenced to the pris
on for killing a man named South
ern in the McCullough store at
Bull's Gap, Hawkins county, in a
dispute over a telephone.
Tennessee Pension Matters.
Report comes from Xashville that
the Board of Pension Commission
ers has just completed its regular
quarterly session. The board has
now more men on the roll than is
provided for by the appropriation,
and if the latter is not increased the
names added at the session just
closed will have to be stricken from
the roll. These names being added
take up the lapses which have oc
curred in the last six quarters. On
report of the special examiner,
Frank A. Moses, the board restored
four third-class pensioners that had
been dropped from the roll on
charges preferred. The board add
ed one second class, six third class
and eighty-five fourth class pension
ers to the roll. On the report of the
special examiner ten pensioners
were suspended on charges pre
ferred. On the report of the sec
retary, John P. Hickman, twenty
five third class and eight fourth
class pensioners were dropped from
the roll, having died during the last
Ground to Death by a Tarin.
A deplorable death occurred at
Jackson last week. It was proba
bly a suicide. J. T. Vestal was en
route to the West Tennessee Asvlum
with his father-in-law, G. W. "Pot
ter, an aged citizen of Dyer, sixty
two years old. They arrived on an
early Mobile & Ohio train and were
to take the Illinois Central to Bol
ivar. As their train approached
Mr. Vestal was looking after their
baggage when the old man suddenly
ran across to the Mobile & Ohio
yard, stopped in front of a train of
cars being switched, and before any
thing could be done he Avas beneath
the cars and his life crushed out.
He had made a previous attempt
6ome time ago to kill himself. He
leaves three daughters and two sons.
Unofficial ficrures on the congres
sional races in last week's election
show the following maiorities:
First District, Brownlow (Ren.)
10,134: Second, Hale (Ren.) 9.117:
Third, Moon (Dem.) 3,488; Fourth,
.Butler (Dem.) 1,137; .Fifth, Hous
ton (Dem.) 6,241; Sixth, Gaines
(Dem.) y,tb6; Seventh, 1'adgett
(Dem.) 4,695: Eiehth. Sims
(Dem.) 2,216; Ninth, Garrrett
(Dem.) 10,347: Tenth, Patterson
Money in Safe Burned.
Last week the office of Dr. A. M.
McRee, six miles west of Trenton,
was destroyed by fire. The olficc
was well stocked with drugs and im
plements, and there were $600 in
the safe, all of which was destroyed.
The estimated loss is $3,000, with
no insurance. The cause of the fire
Adams Law Is Indorsed.
Instead of falling off in Carroll
county, Governor Frazier ran near
ly 100 votes ahead of the ticket.
This goes to prove that the Adams
law is strongly indorsed.
A Fatal Fall.
A. W. Clymer, of Clarksville, fell
from a low step Jeading from his
yard into a cow lot last week and re
ceived injuries that are pronounced
May Not Sell the Deers.
J. B. Richardson, administrator
of the W. H. Jsckson estate, is quot
ed as saying that he doubted very
much whether he would sell the deer
of Belle Meade at the coming sale
of personalty on this noted 6tock
farm, borne years ago when an ef
fort was made to sell the deer the
timid creatures almost killed them
selves in the effort to escape the pro
cess of moving. For this reason
they may cot be sold.
State News j
Adams Law Violations.
The exchequer of Union City waa
considerably increased last week, on
account of the Adams law. Chief
of police arrested Ed Reaves, col
ored, on the charge of illegally sell
ing liquor, and Mayor John T.
Walker imposed a fine of $50 on
him, after which Deputy Sheriff
Enlie Chiles took possession of him
and Squire R, Polk sent him to jail
in default of a bond of $250. Offi
cers Pardue and Chiles then arrest
ed Lulu Trimble, colored, for vio
lating the Adams law. Considera
ble liquor was found in her posses
sion. She submitted and the may
or taxed her $50, but remitted a
portion of it, after which Squira
Polk released her on a bond of $250
for the State.
Half Fare for School Children.
Johnson City's town council has
won an important fight with the
street car company. The citizens
asked that street car fares for school
children be reduced to 2A cents.
The council took up the demand,
brought some pressure on the com
pany, and now the school children
of that town arc enjoying the half
Playing With Matches.
Children playing with matches
started a fire at Bluff City, last
week, which destroyed three dwell
ings, two barns and one store. Dr.
W. S. Sproles owned all the prop
erty. The business part of the town
was threatened for some time.
Cotton Factory to Resume.
The Trenton cotton factory, which
has been shut down for a year and
a half, will begin running by the
1st of December. The directors, J.
A. Landis, A. Freed and H. M.
Elder, have telegraphed to Alabama
for a competent manager, and have
perfected all arrangements for the
work to begin.
Killed While Hunting.
A serious accident occurred neai
Pea Ridge, nine miles east of Sel
mer, last week. Ernest Mychie and
Patrick Johnson were out hunting
when Mychie's gun went off acci
dentally. The load struck Johnson
in the right breast, killing him in
stantly. Determined Not to Be Outdone.
Springfield will soon have a can
ning factory. Cedar Hill and
Springfield have been rivals for the
factory. Cedar Hill won and pro
ceeded to install the plant. Spring
field was determined not be to beat
en and has raised the necessary cap
ital to establish a rival plant. -
A Good Drawing Card.
At Ferry Landing, on the Cum
berland river, last week, sixty-eight
negroes were immersed in the
stream and the ceremony of the col
ored Baptist church was performed.
The spectacle was witnessed by fully
Caught in Cog Wheel.
Ben Markham, a young man em
ployed at the Dyer Fruit Box Man
ufactory, had his left hand badly
mashed last week. He had the
member caught in a cog wheel, so
badly injuring it that amputation
T., C. and I. to Resume.
It is rumored at Tracy City that
the Tennessee Coal and Iron Com
pany, which has suspended opera
tions for four months, will resume
;n the next few days. It is also
said that the company will dictate
to the miners, which will be a blow
for the unions.
Murderer Hangs Himself.
William C. Brown, who murdered
Xick Shaw near Chapel Hill some
time ago, was found last week hang
ing against the latticed wall of his
cell in the Lewistown jail. The
coroner's jury brought in a verdict
Selling Cubans Seed Potatoes.
Ashwood is rendered proud be
cause the Cubans "are sending to
that town for their seed potatoes.
F. F. Clawson was called on for fifty
barrels of his Triumph variety, and
the order stated that it was likely
that 1,200 barrels in all would b
To Observe Arbor Day.
Friday, November 18, will be ob
served as Arbor Day by the public
schools of Montgomery county.
Want to Do the Proper Thing.
Citizens of Chattanooga have no
tified the city council that it would
be proper for the town to present
the new United States cruiser Chat
tanooga with a silver service. The
council is willing to make the pres
ent, but does not know to which ac
count the amount 6pent for the serv
ice should be charged. The Chatta
nooga will be put into active service
some time during the present
month, it is &ai4.