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Krr - t nrj Sk NINETEENTH YEAR. EARLINGTON, HOPKINS COUNTY, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1908, No. 43 f P 5- r ir K J j : NIGHT RIDERS SLAY LAWYERS Two Men Taken from Hotel and Body of One Found. OTHER'S hATE PROBABLY SAME RESULT OF FISHING FIGHT. Uninu City, Tcnn., Oct. 20. Oolonol It. Z. Taylor CO years old, and Captain Quehtiu Rank in, prominent attorneys of Tren ton Tenn , wore taken from IVnnl's Hotel at Wuluut Log, Tenn., fifteen miles from here nt midnight by muskcd "night riders" and one or both of thorn Were murdered. Captain Rank in's body, wub found this morning riddled with bulletaand hanging from a tree a milo from the ho tel. Eff'rotH to find the body of Ooloncl Taylor have been futile. Sheriff Eastwood, of Obion county and a posse left Uuiou "City this morning for the scene of the murder. If they meet ' any of the "night riders" it is expected that a battle will be fought. Sheriff Hays, of Lake county nlso,is on his way to the scene with a posae from Tipton viile. TI10 trouble which resulted in the death of Rankin and Taylor was cautiud by the passage of an net by the Legislature regulat ing fishing in Rcalfoot Lake, a . Rhort -distance from Walnut Log. "Night rider" disturbance over the same matter occurred about a year ago. Ever since then Ooloncl Taylor and Oapt. Rankin had been m receipt of threaten ing letters, which they paid lit Ho heed. ' ' ' 'About Twenty-lite la'Hob. Mr. Ward, manager of the ho fiVSmt Walnut "'Eos, telephoned feid Waddell. a stockholder in -'tho West-Tennessee-Iand, Qpui pauy; that about 75 masked ruen came to his place a midnight. They, drew revolvers and called Tor Taylor and Rankin. The two men did not suspect trouble and came down immediately. U.8 tho attornoys passed into the ifront yard the assassins cov ered them with their revolvers. Thov were placed on horses be hind "night riders" and careful ly guarded. Tho mob turned down the road toward Reelfoot Luke. At tho edge of the lake thoy produced a rope and placed tho noose about Oapt. Raukiu's neck. The victim was strung up from a limb of a tree. Tho mask ed men then stepped back and opened fire on tho body, riddling it with bulletts. Leaving tho body of Rankin hanging, tho assassius took Col onel Taylor to another spot. Search near Rankin's body has failed loruve.tl a -trace of Taylor. Although it is believed that ho was mnrdored, the theory has boou advanced that perhaps h was spared so that the demands of the masked men might be granted. Trouble of Long 8ttnding. The trouble between people on the banks of Reelfoot Lake and Ooloncl Taylor and Captain Rankin originated Boveral years ago, When the two men incor porated tho W(?6t Teuuesneo Land Company. Thoy bought tho lake from nonresident prop erty owners and immediately mado regulations of their own concerning fishing privilege. Tin lake separates Obion and Lake counties in the northwest qornor $f Tennesfee. Many peg. plo in the vioiuity have made their living by fishing in tho lake, and thoy became indigmmt whvu disturbed, Thoy made do mauds of tho laud company and thoso were followed by threats. Colonel Taylor brought about tho passauo of an net by the leg ishituro regulating fishing on the lake. This made it a mis. domeauor to fish without p.iying a heavy fee. Mr. Taylor wub the father of the Vanderbilt football star, Hillsman Taylor, who married iMissKatherine Taylor, daughter of Senator Robert L. Taylor, last fall. Mr. Rankin was a nrumi nent lawyer of Trenton. Ho was a captain of a military coin pany in the Spanish'Ameriean war and served in the Cuban campaign. Ofltn Beward for Aiiuilnt. Memphis, Oct. 20. Governor Patterson today ottered a reward of $10,000 for the arrest of tho person or persons guiltv of the murder of Judge Taylor iwyl Captain Rankin at Reel Fo9t Lake. Governor Patterson was at Covington when news of the murder was rocoived, and can eeled his engagement, to t-poak there. He has boon informed that not only wero JndgeTaylbr and Captian Rankin murdered, but a surveyor who was with the' luwyers is missing and may hava met tho same fate. YOUR UNCLE SAM WANTS FARMERS Government Offers 20 0,000 Acres Splendid Irrigation' Lands on Best Terms. EVERY VARIETY OF CROP IN TEMPERATE ZONE IS POSSIBLE. Wabhingtou, D. C. Oct. l0'08. Wanted 8,000 practical far vuers who would like to own homes of .their; An. Tbo- gov ernment haB'nenriyj 2p0,00ipi.acre8 of land lying .under the varions irnigatiou projects throughout tho We"st for which water will bo avnilable nest season. The farm unit on these projects va ries in most cases from 40 to 80 acres of irrigable laud, depend ing upou location. In many sec tions a tract of grazing land has been iucluded in tho farm unit wherever practicable, bringing the total up to 100 acres. Tho only charge for these farms, besides the regular land office fee for filing, is the actual costof getting water to them, and payment may be made in ton annual installments, without interest. These irrigation projects are scattered over the eutiro arid re gion from Canada to the Mexi can line. In consequence, ev ery variety of crop grown in the temperate scoue can bo raised un der them. If you would like a fruit or dairy farm, a garden for market truck", a uacr fordiversi fied''farming, ' hog or poultry raising, just write to the Statis tician o'fj. the IL S. Reclamation Service, "Washington, D. C, for particulnrs. Wat Amazed That Bryan Had Not Betn Elected. Wiustead, Conn., O.Qt, 2. John Breuan, an aged' ralu6o, known as "Jack or tiie, YyoPitSj mima tt tnwtx In.rlnv for rwn purposes ho said. Firs xyriff to, learn who the candidates ate, for the piosdonoy, ami pecond, to get a winter's supply oj; 'iy for the piosdonoy, ami Pe.cdndA , 1 'fi.Ul He had never hoarl of Taft ujid when informed that Bryan wjtHi the Uctnocratio nominee for President, ho asked. "Hasn't. - - r he been elected yet?" . Try an ad iu .the Bee and soe your salos inorease. The .pocplo like the progressive merchauts, . THE REMg0LKS. Folks that likes yoiyuithU tho kind Worth , j.wi ii-vn' touud; 'CoiiTitu it' -Mii.-iim2burTO fii'e Tl) b II l. I Hi' up - When iiii'muiien crVlKttiK3je In the "council nbjffiM&iXt, Yt fame, soniehowTaoe.SBjt eoem H Ui n..r.rtr ' '.',, A.U uiiiii; uiu.uri I'll admit it must .b&RMfl For to liJive it underSopd- 'ihatydu're one o' tho Few- cmsidorod qnir$!Crfect, Haviu' people near tLgf : BoiviuMow an'.paviuVlr" Must be mighty poothjflstill 'Drnfhcr hear jW fEwway, Bi Folks that whiepcij.ifi'. Compliments that at r Folks that- Use ye tnW&& 'Mieu jes1 laugh' aii,JtBrpway How-.we ptrivo tJniir Jjmiso,s to win, . Only to return iumb To i lie fi'br fffikitane Folks rliux (ik(p,nouJwttp'Ke they doi Ai?1ah1fiRailway Magazine. n H4MM WITH THE MINEMAND MINERS. 4- 4 - M:ni!ii?fir F. D. RubIj Iiuk dt- !ilml to divide the work of tlieM motors at tho HecIiTmine, eaclT motor to pull its own train frOim mine to tip instead of the motile crows chnnirinir traius ut tliu half. way station at thoy now do. Il is thought that this will greatly facilitate matters and increase the output of coal perhaps tweii- ty-fivo percent or more. 1 The St. Bernard Mining Com pany haf, opened up tho No. Ill mine at Arnold which com menced loading coal last Moil, day. The capacity of this mine now is about ten cars .daily, but as it is more fullv developed the production will increase until, it ?b f.tifihfht, ih.wilK.enuuLihiiiO.tJiamtffipmines. He now loofcs after minns ,. ,. .,. r i 1, xi 440 l mine, but with such Thadlv.d,ng.ofwtI1pnta: n Harrj( .. ... u.. .-. IiMl.rmt lllikl mint; prouupes 10 nsmcu iu work on the engineSorews, con sisting of Joo Browu and brother, the distauco being much short pned aud will cause an increase iu the production of coal. Even last Saturday with a small crew, Weigher Walker shipped nine toon cars, a number t0at hus not been reached for some iime. be fore. A young boy by the name of Landers had one of his feet badly crushed iu the Hecla mine Jastj week, while jumping on and off the cars in motion. His foot was caught botweehthe cars. L. W. Grasty, of the Kington; Mine, made relatives here a brtisf visit last Sunday. While here he stated that ho has averaged cutting over three rooms per day since the mine opened up the last of Mav. Thomine is so far developed a to allow tho use, of seven machines at one time now, and the production of the mfue, opened oulv about four months, is now ten oars per day. Foreman W. A. Toombs and crow of mouyaro now busily on gaged u making some repairs on the slack washer building, jeiu forcing tho structure against? the vibration of tha coal washing machinery. ABst. Gen. Mgr. Spillmau, who M giUnR ! unalvlded attention .to the Fo Run mine, ropdrts v-:... .. .1.. i.. .,-t WW J" "0HJ pub I m.,,u viv"1" Honuon uuiuii, m,m o provjHR itevery day "The eoc'tiQU of a now 6lack r'WHJrii!a$ bui.l4iug is contem- platearm the near tuture, in which event the locatlgggp. bo chaiged front the present:te to 'thOtKoV iMt th'elijlllaet abov'&ib 'yiMA TgompB- has alreadywade'the Estimate on the T5): sceon? hb select Bill! u Oj; ear sncere ; ti 1 Vtt material needed, and he claim p)eltiB made his calculations so cloise as to be able to say the ex act number of nails needed for the building. Ho is certainly atr expert. sdistant Foreman Ernut Wy att, after a week's illness, was able to rosnme work Monday. He is a good man, and his ser vices in the mine are greatly missed by foreman Geo. Wyatt. Electrlciau N. W. Umstead and crew were rushed with work the past week completing the wiring of the uew No. 11 mine. uTorcmau Rule, we believe, is the only one of the St. Bernard force who has the supervision of Vboth the Ariiold and the now able s ana ' .--.-. , , , Ed Barnetr, he will get" along nicely with both mines. On account of the scarcity of water, several of the mines in this comity may have to shut down soon. One mine ia already forced to use the mine water for steam purposes. The St. Ber nard Mining Company still, has u sit pplyWr present needs, be came of tjieclaktt provided some .years ajioforf just such dry times asHhdse. . Machinist W, D. Caviness aud Assistant James Ligou were tailed to Fox Run mine last Sunday-to unload a new boiler for that mine. Much now machinery is beiug put iu there this season. Weigher Rhea, of the Arnold mine, now has his hands fnll iookiiii: after the shipping of coal both from Arnold and new No. 11, but a man of his experience will be equal to his increased dutier. i G. A. Haley, of the Hecla mjne track force, has been trans ferred to tho now No. 11 mine where the roof is higher and he can work with greater ease. He is a good man aud his place will be hard to fill. The demand for coal continues to inceaso and tho St. Bernard Mining Company is constantly adding to their force in 1 1 mines Befhre 'nng eight hum'rml cars vv'6ekl will bo about tho aver age fcroduotiph from all their mjnos, o? something nice eight hundred thousand bushels of coal planed 011 tho market each week. Minors, esierally speaking, fajl to Igok ppon the serious side of the tnrilj question. The buc ceBs.of tiggarty advocating-free trade .w'oulJJ'oer.tainly ,iu ,many localities, mean tho closing down of the mince. When tho factor ies aro forced to close by the ad mission of foreign goods free the coal production will bo greatly curtailed. Look to your interest, aud vote nccirdingly. . The Engineers' Association of the South will hold its annual meeting this year, at Ohatta nomia, Tenn., on November 14. Nearly 'all tho prominent civil engineers in the South hold membership in this society. Earlington has on its roster six names of men who belong to it. Juo. B. Atkinson is 0110 of the original members organiz ing iu Nashville, Tenn., in 1880. Those from hero belonging aro Frank D. Rash, J. F. Whipfler, Thos. O. Long, Jno. K. Orr aud W. L. Gordon, Jr. The last two damned are now with the Zeigler Coal Company at Zeigler, 111. This society has a membership of 875 aud is one of the largest institutions of its kind in the United States. Jr Goo. Miller, colored, who was severely hurt in the Arnold mine eleven years ago, and who, since his recovery has been porter for the St. Bernard office, has decided to try raining again. George is a good responsibe col ored man who has the good will of all who know him and we hope he will do well. Ou October 12th Cortess Atkins a driver at the Barusley mines, with one mule, in nine, hours, pulied 108 mine cars of coal, the distance of between 700 and 800 feet and dropped them down au incline to the tipple where they were loaded into the railroad cars. This makes a record that will be bard to beat. The Joplin Kentucky Zinc Co., located at Joplin, Mo., and prin "ciifallyS'wne'd byEarlirigtbn"men was fifth. in the production "of zinc at that place last week. This is sayings a gobadeajas there are a number of mines lo cated in that city. Harden Tweddell now hag charge of tho Victoria mine dur ing tho temporarly absence of of Jno. Carroll. Mr. Tweddell lately passed the examination required by the State for mine foremau. . LONG-WYATT To Be Married at High Noon Octo ber 28th. Tho following iuvitation has been received in Earlington: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Wyatt requests the honor of your pres ence at the marriage of their daughter, Georgia, to Mr. Johu Louis Long on Wednesday, Oc tober 28, 1908, at twelve uoon, Christian church, Earliugton, Kentucky. The contracting parties are well aud favorable known in this oity. Mr. Long is manager of his fathers busines and is a young man of sterling 'character and is well liked by all. The bride to be is one of Earl ington's fair nnd most popular young ladies whose sweet dispo sition and lovely character has made friends of all. They will reside here iu the future and The Bee with their many friends wish them suc cess, The "bargain hunter" in no longer tho woman who merely haunts the stores, she is tho wo man who watches the ads, aud goes to the stores strictly on business,--- Au ad iu the Bee Is a business bring,er. LAWYER ESCAPES MOB Col. Z. Taylor Safe fn Tennes see After Doding Bullets of "Night Riders" Patterson Abandons Campaign to Pursue Men who Committed' Outrage, Uuiou Oity, Tenn., Oct, 21. Colonel R. Z. Taylor, the Trenton lawyer who was taken from a hotel at Walnut Log at tho same timo that Captain Quentiii Rankin was takdn and murdered night before last, bhB appeared near Tiptonville.having escaped from tho "night riders" The masked men got into a dispute among themselves as to what to do with Taylor, some fa voring killing him, while others wished to hold him to force a concession of free fishing on Reelfoot Lake. While the men argued Taylor dashed to the edge of a bayou leading from tho lake and plnuged in, swim ming across. Near the bank, opposite the firiug night riders, Taylor threw up his hands and pitched forward over a log.Hundreds 0 shots were fired into the log, but not one penetrated far enough to injure him. Convinced that their vic tim had met death, the night riders did not attempt to cross the slough to.-examine the body, but left the scene after about 300 shots had been fired. Lay for Hours in Had and Water. Colonel Taylor lay in the ixitid and water for hours fearing that some one had been left to wntoh. At dawn he kwnndered into the underbrush .to make his way to a friendly community. For hours he traveled in this manner, the. sun his only guide. When night came be was still' afraid to approach a housev&ud made his couch on . a bed leaves, sleeping until early t morning. . About 8 o'clock aeotded' to make inquiry at farmhouse aud followed a -pa, which led into a rough roa Within a fow minutes he caa upon the home of Luther Ranki overseer of the extensive Haryi interests, where ho was givr. breakfast. f The militia, ordered out bj Governor Patterson, has arrivea and under the direction of the Governor is being disturbs throughout the disturbed terr tory. Governor Determined in Search. Governor Patterson, who a, rived here last night, this mort , ing directed operations for th apprehension of those concern in the murder of Captain RanktJ at Reelfoot Lake. The governoj cave out tho following state! meiit: "I have offered the largest warn uiu iiiw win peimiu maw,-. arrest and couviction of tho A! assassius of Ranking, and 1ml ordered out troops. I have lieved that the military shod be the hut resort in a staro gc erued by law, but the time come when it is my duty as g? ernor to use all the power at command to restore order anc assist the conrts in the apj heusiou aud punishment of ' porpetrators. We have V enough of lawless ucts ' throats, intimidation and 0 methods of terrorizing clt and communities. This $ be stopped and must be af or the consequences will( tin nnnnnrnri. Fur tho nr have left the campaign f governorship, believing th holding of law aud ordqr, in State is of more worth polity ftanMniittil no rtfisrn ti. k ' 4? v :.i' "..A ..