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VOL. XXXX-N'O. 8.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1904.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
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THE NEWS IN ."REEET.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The nome of Elmer IS. Thomas, a
prominent lawyer of Omaha, Neb., and
attorney for the Civic Federation, -was
badly wrecked, on the 22d, by a bomb
exploded on the front porch.
Briefs containing the arguments of
counsel for Senator Joseph R. Burton,
of Kansas, were filed, on the 22d, in
the United States supreme court.
Rear-Admiral John Russell Bartlett,
United States navy, retired,' died at the
Marine hospital in St. Louis, on the
22d, of pneumonia, contracted while on
a tour of inspection of government
steam vessels plying on the Ohio and
President Francis of the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition Co. announced, at
a meeting of the board of directors, on
the 22d, that the World's fair had no
bills payable beyond the comparative
ly insignificant current accounts.
Senator R. B. Tillman, of South
Carolina, has withdrawn his bitter op
position to Dr. Crum as collector of
the port of Charleston, and he is re
ported by his friends as having "passed
up" politics for the time being.
Benbow's "Montana Meteor" made a
flight from the World's fair aerodrome,
on the 22d, but its dirigibility was not
demonstrated, as the motive power
"went dead" almost immediately after
the ascension was made, and a land
ing was effected at Lindenwood, four
Six negroes engaged in a deadly
fight in a 14-foot room near Curtis.
La., on the 23d, the participants be
ing armed with shotguns and pistols.
After the battle, three lay dead. The
other three escaped.
By the explosion of the boilers in
D. R. Middleton's cotton gin in the
town of Walters, Miss., on the 24th,
two lives were lost and five persons in
jured, two of them seriously.
One man was killed and three others
Injured In a freight wreck on the Cin
cinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific
railroad at Highbridge, Ky., on the
A monument to the memory of Pres
ident William McKinley was unveiled,
on the 24th, at the main entrance of
Golden Gate park, at San Francisco.
Otis Loveland, who killed George
Geyer, a farmer, near Alton, O., was
electrocuted in the annex at the Ohio
penitentiary on the 24th.
Oom Paul Kruger left a fortune esti
mated at $3,750,000. A large part was
bequeathed for the maintenance of the
Five Italians perished in a fire
which destroyed the old Noble grain
warehouse at North Bend, Pa., on the
The special train bearing President
Roosevelt and party arrived in St.
Louis at 3:40 a. m., on the 2Gth, and
was at once switched to siding inside
the Administration entrance to the
World's fair, where its occupants were
left to repose undisturbed until the :
official day opened.
A Stockholm dispatch of the 2Cth
pays that Heinrich Ibsen has had sev
eral attacks of heart trouble, and that
his condition is such that there is little
hope for recovery.
Tremendous excitement prevailed in
St. Petersburg, on the 2Cth, when it
became known that the czar had re
ceived in audience a delegation from
the zemstvos for consultation over the
demands contained in their memorial
It is believed in Tokio that impor
tant developments in the siege of Port
Arthur are impending. The belief
seems to be based mainly on the un
o'fncial reports of the successful prog
ress of the sapping against the Er
Lung, Sung Shu and Tung Kekwan
It is said that the dispatches sent
by Gen. Stoessel, commander at Port
Arthur, sent by the destroyer Rasto
ropny to Che Foo, contained a frank
statement of the hopelessness of the
situation. He said: "The garrison Is
being starved out."
The Thanksgiving day attendance at
the World's fair was 181,561. It would
mobablv have been larger had the
transportation facilities been adequate;
but the Wabash shuttle trains had
been taken out of commission and the
street car companies were caught nap
ping, having retired many cars with
the advent of cool weather.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, premier of Can
aia. accompanied by Lady Laurier,
was a visitor at the World's fair on
TbiT-ksgiving day. Sir Wilfrid ex
pressed his amazement at the exposi
tion's magnitude and comprehensive
ness. Paul Strasser, a union veteran, and
who was an inmate of the soldiers'
home at Danville, 111., died suddenly
at Union station, St. Louis, on the
morning of the 24th, while en route to
Sebring, O., to visit his family.
A great wolf drive occurred in the
pasture reserve near Chattanooga,
Okla., on the 24th. Forty square miles
of territory was covered and about fifty
wolves corraled, ten of which were
captured and killed. It was the larg
est hunt 'ever held in the territorj-.
Sixteen persons were hurt, two prob
ably fatally, on the 25th, when a pas
senger train on the Pennsylvania rail
road crashed into a trolley car at Bed
ford, O. The trolley car was filled with
Francis Buell Cooley, founder of the
wholesale dry goods house of Cooley,
Farrell & Co., from which sprang Field
& Leiter, Marshall Field & Co., and
many other dry goods houses in Chi
cago, died at Hartford, Conn., on the
25th, aged 82 years.
The American Federation of Labor,
in convention at San Francisco, on the
23th, decided to reinstate the striking
engineers and mechanics who walked
out of breweries In St. Louis, Mo., an i
Belleville. I1L - i
Report on Rural School.
Jteport of State Superintendent
of Public Instruction Menders, for
the year ending June 30, 1904, is in
the hands of the printer. It con
tains many valuable statistics, show
ing improvement along educational
lines throughout the State. As com
pared with the preceding year, how
ever, a falling off is shown of over
6,000 in the white scholastic popu
lation, due, it is said, to the greater
endeavors after accuracy. Both the
enrollment and attendance, howev
er, showed increases, as follows:
Enrollment, 1904, 502,320; 1903,
492,776. Attendance, 1904, 344,
882; 1903, 342,631. The enroll
ment in the eighth and higher
grades shows an increase of over75
per cent, the figures being 16,013
and 9,962. The number of white
schools taught shows a decrease of
400, due to the consolidation of
weaker schools, but the average
number of days of school was 103,
as compared with 96 for the pre
vious year. The valuation of school
property is $4,922,531, an increase
of 20 per cent. Average compensa
tion of teachers has increased from
$37.30 to $38.90, and the average
cost of tuition per pupil increased
from 84 cents to 90 cents per
month. The above figures apply to
the rural schools, those of cities be
ing covered in another report.
Tennessee's City Schools.
Statistics showing gratifying im
provements in the city schools of
the State will be embodied , in the
report of State Superintendent
Mynders. The report will show
monthly salaries to teachers of
$54.75, as compared with $52.75 for
the previous years. The scholastic
population on June 30 was 125,963,
an increase of almost 6,000. The
enrollment shows a 6 per cent in
crease, the figures being 56,489 and
59,354. - The figures on the enroll
ment of white pupils are 41,756 and
39,282. The number of city schools
increased from 146 to 165, 101 of
the latter being white. The num
ber of teachers employed shows an
increase of 60, being this year 1,173,
the school house property of over
$125,000, being now $2,130,830.
The total income of the city schools
grew from $768,587.13 to $849,
829. S4 and the expenditures from
$729,718.66 to $866,090.36.
Important Supreme Court Decision.
Last week in the Supreme Court
at Ivnoxvi'1 Juchre Shields deliv
ered the opinion of the court in the
case of A. Z. Satterfield against the
Journal and Tribune, affirming the
decision of the court below and or
dering a remittitur of $400 on the
judgment of $500, M'hich -was ob
tained below. The costs in the case
will amount to about $350, which
the defendant newspaper will have
to pay. This was a libel suit, and
the decision of the court makes a
new construction of the law as re
gards the publication of libel by a
newspaper, as will be seen from the
Ephnam Satterfield was arrested
on the charge of working a ':nife
trick, and tried before Squire Wil
liam Fitzgerald. The morning pa
per published the facts of the ar
rest, and the reporter who wrote the
item used the name of A. Z. Satter
field instead of Eph Satterfield. A
Z. Satterfield conducts a boarding
house on Central avenue, and he
brought suit for damages and won it
below. The decision of the court is
that while there is no material in
terest shown in the publication, the
injury to the plaintiff, Satterfield,
was effective lust the same, and that
the correction that was made five
da-s afterwards did not invalidate
the wrong done. The decision will
have a far-reaching effect.
Eighty Per Cent Pledged.
The Montgomery County Tobac
co Planters' Association held an en
thusiastic meeteing in Clarksville
last week to plan for the future and
receive reports of present progress.
The secretary reported to date
5,426,000 pounds of tobacco
pledged to the association in the
county, or about eighty per cent of
the crop. This will all be held for
prices fixed by the association, and
negotiations are on foot, with East
ern capitalists looking to the sale of
the whole crop at top prices.
Inspecting Madison County Roads.
Hon. J. H. Barrrett, chairman of
the Shelby County Court, and
Turnpike Commissioners D. P.
Prescott and J. L. Powell visited
Jackson last week and inspected the
graveled roads which Madison coun
ty is constructing at a cost of $300,-
000. Already about thirty-five miles
hare b$en constructed and the work
is closing for the season. These
roads are pronounced to be the best
in tne country. 1 I
Steel Wharfboat for Memphis.
Plans for a new steel wharfboat
which will cost more than $40,000,
for use in Memphis, are 6aid to be
nearly completed. Although the
authorities of the Consolidated
Wharfboat Company refuse to give
out anything definite they do not
deny that such a boat is contem
plated. ' It will probably be built in
Pittsburg. The entire vessel will
be made of steel and will be fur
nished with numerous water-tight
compartments in the hull, 'which
will have steam syphons in them for
pumping out the water. The boat
will be much larger than the pres
ent vessel, which is still a good, serv
Dr Folk Misunderstood.
Dr. E. E. Folk, president of the
Anti-Saloon League, says he was
misunderstood in an interview
wired over the State last week. In
speaking of the Adams law he did
not mean to 6ay, 'as quoted, that he
"would be content to let matters
remain as they are." As a matter
of fact, he says, the league, which
he officially represents, m by its very
principles, can never be content un
til every saloon is driven out of Ten
nessee, and so it is m favor of the
extension of the Adams law to ev
ery city in the State just as soon as
possible, and will be glad to do any
thing it can to secure that result.
The only question is one of-practicability,
as to how soon it can be ac
complished. Thompson Wants to Be Governor.
It is stated on good authority that
Frank Thompson, of Chattanooga,
chairman of the Democratic State
Committee in the past two State
campaigns, will be a candidate' for
the nomination for governor ltefore
the next i Democratic convention.
There are a number of other possi
bilities on the horizon.
Steel Trust's Offer Declined.
The Steel Trust is said to have
just made an offer for four-tenthsjof
the stock of the Bon Air Coal and
Iron Company, but the offer was de
clined. Another Tullahoma Arrest.
Thos. D. Lawson was arrested at
Tullahoma last week, charged with
aiding and abetting Allen, Parks in
getting away with the funds of the
First Xational Bank of Tullahoma.
He gave bond for his appearance.
Greenfield .Turkey Trade.
The poultry dealers of Greenfield
had an unusual trade in turkeys last
week. Large shipments were made
from that town every day of the
week. Xever in the history of the
place has there been as many tur
keys shipped for the Thanksgiving
Raised Money Orders.
Last week seven raised money or
ders appeared at the Knoxville post
office. The orders were originally
issued at Clinton, and were for a
few cents each, but were so raised
that local firms cashed them, aridr
are out .over $100 as a result.
Crushed by a Train.
At Wartrace, last week, a passen
ger tram ran- into a buggy contain
ing three occupants. Miss Sadie
Waite, aged 16, was instantly
killed and her brother, aged 12, was
so badly mangled that he cannot re
cover. The other occupant escaped
unhurt. The children were at
tempting to cross the track. --.
Will Be Placed on Game Preserve.
About 6o0 deer and. elk now m a
park at Belle Meade, the famous
breeding establishment, have been
sold to a hunting club in which Mr.
Harrv Payne Whitney and other
wealthy men are interested, and the
animals will be turned loose in the
60,000-acre game preserve they have
around Hickory Valley, in this
Prominent Distiller Dead.
Fred H. Wakeman, at one time
one of the best known distillers of
the South, died last week in -Chattanooga,
aged 56 years.
Street Cars Collide.
In a head-on collision between
two electric cars in Chattanooga a
few days since J. oodall was killed
and four other passengers seriously
injured. The motormen on both
cars were probably fatally injured.
Johnson City Goes Wet.
Johnson City held an election a
few days ago, the issue being wet or
dry. The wets won, electing D. A.
Vines, Republican, mayor over W.
J. Barton. The Democrats man
aged to elect only one alderman.
bince saloons were abolished taxes
have gone sky high, and the Repub
licans worked this point to advan
tage. The next legislature will bo
asked to repeal the four-mile law,
applying to the Soldiers' Some.
HOW TO MEET COMPETITION.
Secretary of tlie Xavy Morton Fa
Ton Subsidising: Ships That
Carry Goods and Mall.
Washington, Nov. 26. Secretary o:
the Navy Morton's view of the relation
of the government to the mrchant ma
rine in the foreign trade is that it is
simply a Question of competition. He
said that in order to build up a large
American shopping interest in . this
country it will be necessary to meet
the competition of other nations.' It
HON. PAUL MORTON.
will further be necessary, he declared,
to in some way recognize the mail
contracts, the subsidies, the bonuses
and the premiums of Germany, En
gland and other countries.
Rear Admiral Luce read a letter re
cently submitted by him to Secretary
Morton to be laid before the commis
sion in which he referred to the mu
tual dependence of the merchant ma
rine and the navy. He asserted that
the money paid to foreign carriers of
products of this country went to en
rich the countries with which the
United States might some day be at
war, thereby Indirectly aiding the
navies of those countries and their
naval reserves at the expense of our
own. He favored subsidies as the
means 6f building up the merchant ma
rine. DEAD AFTER FORTY-DAY FAST.
Former Methodist Preacher in Ohio
Said He Was Acting- Under Direct
Command of God.
Cincinnati, Nov. 26. Death from
fasting under an impression that he
was obeying a divine command is the
fate of Rev. D. C. Buckles, of Addy
stone, a suburb. He was found dead in
bed. He had fasted 4Q days. He had
been for years a local Methodist
preacher in Clermont and came to
Addystone over a year ago. Ills license
was not rcneved last year and he be
came an adherent of a religious body
outside the regular denominations. To
his former pastor, who pleaded with
him, he said he was acting under di
rect command from God and he would,
as a result, be much more useful. His
sister, living with him, has also been
fasting and she declared that her
brother was not dead, but sleeping.
MORE MISSOURI FIGURES.
Secretary of State Alnonncei the Official
Vote on Appellate Court
Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 26. The
secretary of state, Sam B. Cook, has
completed the official vote on the ap
pellate court judges. The vote in the
Kansas City district is as follows
Timmonds, democrat, 152,521; Johnson,
republican, 157,060; Barnsley, socialist,
4,354; scattering 2. Total, 313,937;
Johnson's plurality, 4,539; majority.
St Louis district: Rayburn, demo
crat, 149,635; Nortoni, republican, 158,
E97; Sentenne, socialist, 7,567; scatter
ing, 1. Total, 315,900. Nortoni's plu
rality, 8,962; majority, 1,294.
Army Making: Warm Dnsontt.
Mukden, Nov. 26. There are large
bands of Chinese bandits in the neigh
borhood of Tie pass, though no Japa
nese officers have been ticed among
them. The army around Mukden ia
making dugouts, which are warm and
comfortable; and this is regarded as
evidence of an intention to pass the
winter in the present location. Skir
mishing continues to the southward,
but there has been no serious engage
ments. Is. McKinley Ineligible?
Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 26. The
question of eligibility of State Senator
John G. McKinley, lieutenant governor-elect
on the republican ticket, prob
ably will be settled by the courts as
there appears to be a difference of
opinion among attorneys on the sub
ject. There appears to be no provision
in the statute for a state senator to re
sign. Knrokl'i Death Asraln Reported.
Berlin, Nov. . 26. The Lokal An
zeiger's Mukden correspondent tele
graphs as follows: According to a re
port brought by Chinese to Russian
headquarters, the corpse of Gen. Ku
roki has arrived at Yinkow.
'Warships Pans Through Canal.
Suez, Nov. 26. While the Russian
warships were traversing the canal
both banks were strongly patrolled by
Egyptian soldiers and coast guards.
The Russian admiral's intention is
said to be to go to Diego Suarez, bay of
Fell Into Boiling: Water.
Shawnee, Ok. Nov. 26. Richard,
four-year-old son of Andrew Holt, re
siding 12 miles south of Shawnee, fell
into a tub filled with boiling water
and died in a few hours.
JAPANESE ARE PLANNING TO
TAKE THE OFFENSIVE.
ANY MOVEMENT TO THE EASTWARD
Will Means Serious Fighting Japa
nese Have Succeeded in Placing
Several Big Siege Guns in Position
With Which They Are Able to Seri
ously Harrass the Russians.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 28. Gen.
Kuropatkin reports that there has
been active skirmishing on the left
flank for three days. The opinion is
now expressed by the general staff
that the Japanese Intend taking the
offensive, as they cannot afford to
wait till the Russians are further re
It is held that the fighting to the
eastward is doubtless with the pur
pose of feeling out the Russian posi
tions, preparatory to an advance in
that direction; but, as there are about
7,000 Russian troops southwest of
Sintsinttln,' where fighting occurred
on November 26th, and twice as many
more in the mountains of Biatzuputz
and Sintsintin, any Japanese move
from this quarter would entail serious
fighting. At the same time corre
spondents at the front continue to
scout the Idea of serious fighting be
DISPOSITION OF FORCES.
The Protracted Attack of Tsinkhet-
chen Still Continues.
With the Russian forces at Shen-
king, Nov. 28. The attack by the
Japanese upon Gen. Rennekampf's
position on November 24th resulted
In three days fighting at 15 Tsink
hetchen, near Da Pass. Though the
Japanese have been repulsed, the
fighting still continues. The Japa
nese have succeeded in placing sev
eral big siege guns in position, with
which they are able to seriously har
rass the Russians.
The latest estimate of the disposi
tion of the Japanese forces is as fol
One brigade of infantry and five
regiments of cavalry, with a second
line of one brigade between Bandi-
oza and the Hun River, two divisions
officially between Bandioza and Lln
shineu and Liadiaouza, one division
between Liadiasuza and Chinsandiza
and Kosangau, one brigade between
Kosangau and Sunmuga, with a sec
ond line consisting of one brigade
and two divisions; one division at
Bepupuza, one brigade occupying the
country southwest of Bepupuza as far
as Chlngizi, with one brigade of in
fantry and of cavalry in the second
line. Behind the main army are one
brigade of infantry stationed at Lioa
Yang, one at Yentai and one at Tsink
Japanese Will Make Extraordinary
Effort Before Arrival of Fleet.
Berlin, Nov. 28. A dispatch to the
Lokal Anzelger from Mukden under
yesterday's date, says:
It is believed about headquarters
that the Japanese will make extraor
dinary efforts to win a land victory
before the arrival of the Russian sec
ond Pacific squadron. The move
ments of the fleet are reported in
each usue of the army gazette, the
one hundreth number of which was
The paper is circulated throughout
the army, and is the only medium of
news from sthe outer world. As soon
as it appears, the privates gather in
groups while one who can do so reads
the whole paper, the soldiers listen
ing. The soldiers are convinced that
the arrival of the second Pacific
squadron will end the -war, as they
believe the Japanese will be beaten
on the sea and seek peace.
Severe measures have been taken
against marauders. Several Cos
sacks of one regiment were sentenced
to death. One was shot in front of
the brigade, while the sentences of
the remaining eleven were commuted
to penal servitude. Discipline gen
erally is good. Patriarchal relations
exist between the officres and men,
and the former are doing everything
possible for the latter.
NEW OIL WELL.
Has Estimated Capacity of 10.000
Barrels a Day.
Houston, Tex.", Nov. 28. The Moon
shine well at Humble, twenty miles
from Houston, was brought in today
as a gusher with -an estimated capac
ity of 10,000 barrels a day. The well
was under control, and was permitted
to gush only long enough to demon
strate that it was a real gusher. The
quality of the oil Is very good, having
a parafine base. A half dozen other
wells are nearly ready to bring in
as soon as tankage is completed.
The new field is located on the Hous
ton East & West Texas Railroad, and
work on loading tracks and storage
tanks has been under way for some
WILL HAS TO STAND.
Goodwyn Heirs Barred From Making
a contest under It.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 28. Chancel
or Allison today rendered an oninion
in the contest over the bequest of the
late W. A. Goodwyn to the Goodwyn
Institute, to be located at Memphis,
holding that as Mrs. Goodwyn had ac
quiesced and not dissented from the
beauest. her heirs were barred from
contesting under it. Chancellor Alli
son further held that the State had
duly and legally accented th tniRtL
An aDDeal to the SuDreme rvnrt win
probably be taken.
Lack of Rain Has Seriously Affected
Railroads and Other Industries.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 28. The reo
ord-breaking drouth in Kentucky is
beginning to affect the milk supply
in Louisville. Several dairies have
put their customers on a half allow
ance, and confectioners are unable to
secure enough of the fluid for use in
making certain kinds of candy. A
number of distilleries have suspended
operations until rain falls. In a num.
ber of small places the citizens are
buying water, and farmers are com
pelled in many instances to drive
stock several miles to water.
For more than a month tb South
ern Railway, has been hauling water
to its Shelbyville tanks, and for the
past three weeks it has been hauling
ten car loads of watera, day. Freight
engines running between Lawrence-
burg and Lexington and Lawrence
burg and Burgin are carrying double
All the freight engines on the
Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad have
been carrying two tanks for several
weeksl The Cincinnati Southern
Road reports that it has closed all its
watering stations between Lexington
and Somerset, a distance of eighty
miles, and the Somerset reservoir is
now running low. Other railroads re
port the same conditions.
There has been no rain since July
3d. In many churches yesterday
prayers were offered for rain, and to
day the weather bureau announces a
possibility of showers within the next
NEW TRIAL FOR NAN PATTERSON
Jury in Murder Trial Was Discharged
New York, Nov. 28. The jury in
the Patterson murder, trial was dis
charged today, and at the same time
District Attorney Jerome served
notice on Miss Patterson's counsel
that a new jury would be selected
and a retrial begun at the term of
court which opens one week from to
day. The illness of Edward Dressier, a
juror who was stricken with apoplexy
last week, was the cause of today's
action. When the juror's illness was
reported at the opening of court last
Saturday, Justice Davis ordered an
adjournment until today, hoping that
Dressier would recover sufficiently to
allow a continuance of the trial. The
report of the physicians, which was
made at the opening of court today,
that he was in no condition to return
to his duties, left Justice Davis no
alternative but to dischrage the jury.
During the forenoon, when it became
almost certain that this action would
be taken, a report went around the
court building that Miss Patterson's
counsel probably would ' make a
strong effort to have the defendant
released on bail. Their acceptance of
the notice served by the prosecution,
however, seemed to dispose of that
Following the sudden and unex
pected interruption in the trial, Miss
Patterson is said to be on the verge
of nervous collapse. When the ad
journment was ordered Saturday she
expressed keen disappointment. She
had been confident, she said, that the
jury would have acquitted her, and
was usre that a few days more would
have seen her freedom.
Popular Vote for President.
The following table shows the pop
ular vote for president in the several
States of the Union:
Popular vote 1904.
California . . .
Connecticut.. .. 111,336
Kansas : 210,873
Massachusetts .. 254,552
Minnesota , 214,848
N. Hampshire . . 55,624
New Jersey .... 229,000
New York 840,000
North Carolina.. 85,000
North Dakota .. 38,000
Pennsylvania ... 840,949
Rhode Island ... 40,898
South Carolina.. 2.271
South Dakota .. 6,250
West Virginia .. 130,267
Wyoming , 20,306
Total 7,654,391 5,200,665
Roosevelt's plurality. 2.454.226. Mc-
Kinley's plurality, 859.984.
Unofficial. One Republican elec
tor out of eight.
Gov. Frazier III.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 28. Owing
to the illness Xt Gov. Frazier, the re
turning board did not meet today to
go over i the returns of the recent
election. Only two counties are out.
NATIVES OF HONOLULU
Are Well Versed in the Chicanery of
Honolulu, Nov. 28. Presiding Judge
Dole of the United States District
Court has summoned a special session
of the Federal grand jury for the pur
pose of investigating the charge made
by the Democratic leaders that in the
last campaign certain election officers
intimidated the voters, or made im
proper use of identification marks,
and otherwise destroyed the secrecy
of the ballot, in violation, of the Fed
eral statute controlling elections.
IN HUMOKOUS MOODJ
Roosevelt's Delightful Talks to the
People Along the Way.
Democratic Admirer at Denlson, Of
Slade President an Unusual Gift
Told Ilooalera They Looked
Better Than Ever.
St. Louis, Nov. 26. President Roose
velt's special train reached the world's
fair at 9:20 o'clock this morning. It
did not go to Union station, but waa
switched to the Wabash tracks and run
to the world's fair grounds, where it
During the ride from Washington to
St. Louis the president was received
everywhere with enthusiasm. Every,
station through which the special train
passed was thronged with people anx
ious to catch a glimpse of the presi
dent. Stops were made only at division;
stations and at some of them hun
dreds of people gathered to greet Mr.'
Roosevelt and to show their kindly
feeling for him. Both to members of
his party on the train and to the peo
ple President Roosevelt expressed the
sincere pleasure he has felt thus in
coming into close touch with those
whom he likes to regard as his friends.
A live coon was presented to the
president at Denison, O., where the
special stopped for a few minutes.
After the president had greeted the
people, addressing them as he had
spoken at Pittsburg, and as the train
was pulling out of the station a man
swung the coon over the railing of the
car platform and shouted: "Take him,
he will bring you good luck. I'm a
life-losg democrat and I wish you good
luck." Attached to the chain around
the little animal's neck was a card
bearing this inscription: "Compli
ments of Tuscarawas county, O. Plu
rality for Roosevelt, 2,224; for Bryan
in 1900, 613." The coon will be taken
to Washington and placed in the na
tional zoological garden.
At Richmond, Ind., the president
said: "You must allow me to say that,
naturally, I am very much pleased to
be going through Indiana, in view of
the way Indiana looked at me a couple
of weeks ago. Now, gentlemen, the
election is over. I am the president of
all the country, of all Americans of
whatever party and, so far as strength
is given me, I shall try to be a good
and decent president for the next four
"What's the matter with Ohio?"
yelled some one in the crowd.
"Not a thing," answered President
Roosevelt, "and I want to tell you that
there are a lot of good ones."
Leaning over the rail, the president
asked: "What's the matter with Mis
souri?" Deafening cheers greeted the
ARRESTED AT THE GRAVE.
Oforsc Gay and His Son Accused mt
Murdering the Wife and Mother -Near
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 26. George
Gay and his son, tester Gay, were ar
rested at the entrance to the cemetery
near Agency, Mo., on the charge of
murdering Mrs. George Gay, wife and
mother of the prisoners. The woman's
throat was cut and the father and son
claimed to have found her dead upon
returning from the field for dinner.
Her body had just been Interred when
the sheriff made the arrest
Both husband and son deny, all
knowledge of the crime and still adhere
to their original story that upon re
turning from the field they found the
aged woman's body bound hand and
foot, with throat cut from ear to ear,
lifeless upon the floor of their home.
' I expected to be arrested," said tho
accused husband. "I know that there
are those in the community in which I
live w.ho think that I killed my wife.
I know that the finger of suspicion has
pointed toward me, but I swear be
fore God that I am innocent."
Farrls Resorting? to Technicalities.
St. Louis, Nov. 26. The case of State
Senator Frank H. Farris, under indict
ment on the charge of perjury in con
nection with the baking powder boodlo
scandal at Jefferson City, was called
yesterday in Judge Taylor's criminal
division of the circuit court, but was
laid over until December 2 on a techni
cality that will then be argued.
Declare Rental Is Too Hlffh.
Lawton, Ok., Nov. 26. Cattlemen
holding in lease the 480,000 acres of
United States pasture lands In south
ern Oklahoma upon which 40,000 head
of cattle are pastured, announced that
when their leases expire next July
they will not release the land for the
reason that the rentals are too high.
They will not oppose the opening of It
President and Cashier Gone.
O'Neill, Neb., Nov. 26. The Elkhorn
Valley bank failed to open for business
and its president and cashier could not
be found in the city. The affairs of the
bank, according to a statement given
to the press by the wife of Bernard
McGreevy, president of the bank, are
in a bad condition.
Receipts of Kansas-lMlssonrl Gam.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 26. Although
the crowd was hardly as large as ex
pected the Thanksgiving football game
was a success financially. The total re
ceipts were $8,838. This breaks a rec
ord. Never before has the annual game
between the two universities brought
in so large an amount.
Football Killed 13, Injured 296.
Chicago, Nov. 26. Thirteen death
have resulted from football this sea
son. The players Injured number 296,
exceeding any year since the Intro
duction of the modern college sport. ?