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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
Dortch Law Violations.
A case ol considerable interest
was heard in the Criminal Court
v at Clarksville last week, which grew
jout of alleged election frauds in
the Fifth civil district of the county
at an election called for last July
for the purpose of filling a vacancy
in the County Court from that dis
trict, caused by the removal to an
other district of one of the justices
of that district.. A young man
named Will Woodson had been in
dicted, charged with election fraud.
The proof in the case was that Wood
Fon had acted as one of the officers
of the election. The last legisla
ture extended the Dortch law so as
to apply to all of Montgomery coun
ty. The proper ballots were furn
ished by the election commissioners
for the election in the Fifth district,
but during the day the supply gave
out. The election officers telephoned
to Clarksville to the chairman of the
election commission to know what
to do. The oflieial told them to se
cure an agreement from the parties
interested in the election to the ef
fect that special ballots would be
acceptable. This was done and the
voters prepared and voted ballots on
slips of pure white paper, writing
them outside of the election booths,
and handing them in to be counted.
As a result of this several indict
ments were found and the case
against Mr. Woodson, one of the offi
cers, called in the Criminal Court.
The testimony all in, Judge Tyler
stated that the demand for the ex
tension of the Dortch law to all the
civil districts in Montgomery coun
ty had been imperative, owng to the
alleged fact that it had gotten so
that the otlicea of the county were
virtually put up to the highest bid
der and that the alleged expenditure
of money in elections there had be
come ?o notorious that the better
class of citizens had revolted. He
stated, however, that he did not be
lieve in the Woodson case that the
spirit of the law had been violated
and dismissed the degendant. He
further stated, however, that he in
tends to enforce the election laws in
the county to the fullest extent with
in his power. It is understood that
the grand jury recently returned in
dictments against parties concerned
in the election-, as a result of which
the Woodson case came up, and these
cases will be prosecuted. The charge
ujon which Woodson was acquitted
had no bearing on the cases last re
Secession Talk in Henry.
The reform contemplated by the
act of the last legislature, cutting
down the number of justices and
constables in Henry county, by abol
ishing certain districts and attach
ing the territory to others, reducing
the representation in the county
court by one-half, may cause a loss
of a valuable portion of the county.
Citizens of the district formerly
known as the Twenty-third, and ly
ing between the Tennessee and Big
Sandy rivers, have been deprived of
the two justices and constables and
are now compelled to go twelve miles
when either of these officers are
needed. In the event that the law
is permitted to stand, the citizens
intend to make application to the
next legislature to be detached from
Henry county and be attached to
Benton, which the district touches
on the north. The district has
about .300 inhabitants, 10,000 acres
of land and about $40,000 of taxable
property and the citizenship is as
good as the county affords.
Making It a Million.
Promoters of the McMinnville,
Woodbury & Xashville electric rail
road have decided to increase the
capital stock from $10,000 to $1,
000,000. Later it is proposed to
raise this to $2,500,000. It is said
the contract for building the road
has already been let to the Ellis Con
struction Company of Chicago. One
of the directors says the road will be
extended into the coal fields beyond
McMinnville some twenty miles.
The road will haul both freight and
Timber Case Continued.
Attorney General Charles S.
Cares stated last week that the case
of State vs. Senator J. M. Davis in
Morgan county, has been continued
until the May term, as neither side
was ready for trial now. This suit
involves the cutting of timber from
the State lands in Morgan.
Ten Years for Ward.
In the Criminal Court at Clarks
ville last week Homer D. Ward was
found guilty of violation of the age
of consent law, and his punishment
fixed at ten years in the perirentia
xy. Ward's accuser was Susie
George, aged 11 years. She js an
inmate of the Odd Fellows' Orphan
Home at Clarksville, of which Ward
was superintendent. When the scan
dal was first made public Ward fled
and was captured in California.
The trial has been most sensational.
Full Moon Problem.
Hon. Edmund P. McQueen, of
Loudon, grand master of Masons of
Tennessee, has had a knotty proposi
tion called to his attention by cer
tain country lodges regarding their
December meetings. It has been the
custom from time immemorial for
country lodges to select a certain day
of the week, generally Saturday7, and
make their regular monthly meeting
"Saturday on or before full moon."
This is done so as to give the mem
bers, many of whom live from two
to ten miles from the lodge room,
the light of the moon- to go home
by. As the moon fulls on Friday,
December 4, of coure a lodge meet
ing on Monday or Saturday "on or
before full moon" would have no
meeting night. This would not mat
ter so much but from the fact that
the constitution of the grand lodge"
provides that the officers of subordi
nate lodges shall be elected on the
first stated meeting in December
and installed prior to January 1.
The grand master has been getting
letters from all over the State the
past week asking what to do.
No Lack of Funds.
Xashville is already at work pre
paring for the entertainment of the
United Confederate Veterans next
year. The Uetail Merchants' Asso
ciation, the Chamber of Commerce,
President Thomas of the Chattanoo
ga railroad.and many prominent cit
izens have volunteered their aid,
and there will be no lack of funds
for the proper care of the old sol
diers. Half Dozen Indicted.
Hill Perryman, Doze Erwin,
George Claude and will Cheves and
Bob and Hose Darnell, charged with
whitecapping a negro and his wife
near Farmington some time ago,
have been, indicted by the grand jury
at Lcwisburg. A hearing of the caso
has been set, and Gov. Frazier has
appointed C. A. Armstrong to assist
Attorney-General Faulkner in the
Stabbed at a-Prayer Meeting.
Last week at a prayer meeting at
Alpine, James Shelton, aged 22, and
Denny Hayes, aged 26, engaged in
an altercation, when Hayes drew a
knife, and stabbed Shelton in the
right breast. Shelton died in fifteen
minutes. Shelton begged Hayes not
to kill him, as he had nothing
against him. Hayes is a cripple and
a bad character generally.
Upholds the Bar.
Attorney-General Cates has ren
dered an opinion sustaining Insur
ance Commissioner Folk in barring
the Ridgely Protective Association
from doing a fraternal business in
Tennessee. The association could
not show that it had a lodge sys
tem, hence the commissioner's ac
tion. Boy Fell From Bridge.
While playing on a Terfnessee
Central railroad bridge at Clarks
ville last week, 14-year-old Harry
Smith, son of a sll,known local to
bacco man, fell to the ground be
neath, a distance of fifteen feet,
and broke his collar bone, besides
sustaining other injuries of a less
serious but very painful nature.
His Brother's Slayer.
In the Criminal Court at Clarks
ville last week, the case of Charles
Davidson, charged with murder,
was continued until next Feb
ruary. It will be remembered that
Davidson shot and killed his
brother, Al, in that city several
months ago and was afterwards in
dicted for the crime.
Given Up for Dead.
The family of E. K. Wentz. who
has been missing from Big Stone
Gap since Oetolor 14, has finally de
cided that he has been murdered. A
report is current that moonshiners
tortured Wentz to death in revenge
for the death of one of their num
ber, named Daniels, by a raiding
Fell on the Track.
Charles Dearing, a prominent
young man of Chattanooga, was
killed in that city last week. He
was crossing the tracks in front of
an outgoing car of the Chattanooga
Electric railway when he fell. The
car struck him and before the motor
man could stopNearried him several
feet, completely crushing tha life
out of him.
Good Sport on Reelfoot.
Ducks and geese are now coming
into Keelfoot Lake in large numbers
and some excellent bags are being
made. There are but two licensed
hunters on the lake who can shoot
for profit, one of them is Jim Caw
horn, who last week brought down
10S ducks in one day. Other good
bags were made, a pleasurt hunter
dropping sixty-four. Tke cold
weather of the past week vaJ1 bring
in a great many more water fowls,
and sport will be better
MESSAGE FROM C06HLAH
The Commander of the Caribbean
Squadron Heard From.
Gen. Reyes, Special CommlloBfr of
the Bosota Government. Ten
der Sincere Thank.
Washington, Nov. 23. Rear-Admiral
Coghlan, commander of the Caribbean
squadron, cables the navy department
from Colon, under date of November
21. that Gen. Reyes, the special com
missioner of the Bogota government,
tenders his sincere thanks to Presi
dent Roosevelt and Secretary of the
Navy Moody for his gracious treat
ment at Colon by out naval force. Ad
miral Coghlan confirms the press dis
patches that Gen. Reyes has departed
for Washington via Port Limon, Costa
Rica, for a conference with Dr. Ama
dor, a member of the Panama commis
sion, and others in the United States.
Before his departure he informed Ad
miral Coghlan that the Panama gov
ernment had cabled Dr. Amador to
await his (Reyes) arrival. Admiral
Coghlan further states that Gen. Reyes
expects to make amicable - relations
with the special commissioners from
Panama now in Washington.
OPERATIVES" SUFFER FIRST.
Retrenchment In the Southern Xevr
England Cotton Mills lleulm
on Employe' Wages.
Boston, Nov. 23. The first of the
numerous reductions in wages an
nounced in the cotton mills of southern
New England and with half a dozen
points outside of that territory, went
into effect in all but one of the Fall
River corporations Monday, and at a
number of outside mills. Although
about 32,000 operatives had their pay
cut down, no general strike occurred
In any mill. The cut averages ten per
cent., and places the pay schedules on
a basis with those paid previous to the
advance of March, 1902. The reduction
affected 78 mills in Fall River, oper
ating nearly 25,000 hands, and about
a score of corporations elsewhere in
New England, employing about 7,000
The Fall River iron works, operating
four print cloth mills, will cut down
wages next Monday, and on that day
also nearly all Rhode Island and Con
necticut manufacturers will adopt the
lower schedule. A cut in New Bedford
will go into effect in two weeks.
MORO'S SUFFERED HEAVILY.
Five I)u j'm Severe Klgli ting in Jolo,
in Which the Hostile Moroa
Suffered Heavy I.ONses.
Manila, Nov. 23. Three hundred
Moros are known to have been killec
and many others were carried off dead
or. wounded as a result of five days
severe fighting in Jolo between th
American troops under Gen. Leonard
Wood and the insurgents. Ma". H. T
Scott, of the Fourteenth cavalry, and
five American privates were wounded.
The fighting took place in a country
covered with swamps and wrecks. The
Ivioros were driven across the countrj
from Sietlake to the town which Has
sen had made his headquarters, where
it was reported the Moros were 2.00C
AFTER CENTURY AND A HALF.
The Lwcatlon of Gov. John Endl
cott"s Tomb In Boston Discovered
by Search of Records.
Boston, Nov. 23. A search of the
old town records of Boston, family rec
ords and the original plan of the
south burying place as resulted in
the discovery of the location of Gov.
John Endicott's tomb, which has been
unidentified for more than 150 years
The tomb is in the northwest cornei
of the old Granery burying 'ground,
where the first tombs were built soor
after the establishment of the ceme
tery in 16G0.
THE CASE OF GENT WOOD.
The Sennte Will Send a Committee
to Cuba to Examine "Witness
In the Case.
Washington, Nov. 23. The senate
committee on military affairs will des
ignate a sub-committee to go to Cuba
to take testimony regarding the con
duct of Gen. Wood. The personnel of
the committee has not yet been agreec
on, nor the number of members, It ii
asserted that so much has already beeE
said about the conduct of Gen. Wooc
In Cuba that it will be necessary tt
examine witnesses in that island whe
can not come to the United States.
Lived Over a. Century.
Providence, R. L, Nov. 23. Mrs.
Phoebe Gifford, the oldest minister in
the Society of Friends In the world, is
dead here, aged 100 years and E
months. She celebrated her hundredth
birthday anniversary last June.
Yellow Fever Expert Dead.
Laredo, Tex., Nov. 23.T-Dr. R. D.
Murray, a yellow fever expert of inter
national renown and dean of the ma
rine hospital service, died, Sunday,
from injuries which he sustained in a
runaway accident a week ago.
Grounded, Mat Lying Easy.
Philadelphia, Nov. 23. The Atlantic
transport line steamship Minnesota
from London for Philadelphia, ground
ed, Monday, during a fog two miles be
low Reedy Island light In the Dela
ware. She is lying easy.
Received by Emperor William.
Berlin, Nov. 23. Emperor William
received in audience Baron Von Stern
burg, the German ambassador to the
United States, and Lon! Lonsdale, who
arrived in Berlin Sunday on invitation
ol the emperor
ARNOLD OH TRIAL
The Man Who Stood at the Head
of the Great Turf Investment
Scheme at Bar of Justice.
THOUSANDS LOST THEIR SAYINGS
IN HIS ALLURING SCOOPNET.
The Charse Against 111m is Grand
Larceny, and the Evidence of
One of His Victims, With Sup
porting Testimony, is Relied Vp
on to Secure His Conviction.
St. Louis, Nov. 23. With his jaunty
manner considerably subdued, E. J.
Arnold of "get-rich-quick" fame ap
peared, Monday morning, at the four
courts to answer to the charge of grand
The state will rely particularly on
the evidence of Mrs. William Sievers,
in its efforts to secure the conviction of
Of the many thousands who claim tp
have lost their savings in collapse of
the racing concern February 9, 1903,
Mrs. Sievers is believed to have the
best evidence that the promoters were
guilty of thefts.
The specific charge is based on the
assertion that E. J. Arnold & Co.,-received
after its insolvency was known
to the directors, money from custom
ers. JJrew Money From Trust Company.
Mrs. Sievers states that $400 in cash
was accepted from her on Monday aft
ernoon, February 9, when the books of
the establishment, so far as payment
of investments on demand were con
cerned, had .been closed for several
Mrs. Sievers' story of her experience
"I losj: $300 in all. Part of it, $400,
went up In the Arnold puff and $100
was sunk in the Ryan and Christie
companies. I did get $7.50 out of the
"I understand that I was one of the
last to put in my money. On the morn
ing of the Monday that Arnold's sus
pension was announced in a night ex
tra of the Post-Dispatch. I went to my
bank and drew out $500. I had been
eight years saving that amorfit and
had denied myself and my three little
girls many a comfort to lay a little by
for a rainy day.
"After, getting the cash about noon
time, we, my sister and I went to Ar
nold's office and paid in $400 of the
money. There was $300 in twenties,
and $100 in smaller bills.
"I secured a receipt which I still
have and it is regarded as the best bit
of evidence I have. My sister was
with me, as well as an agent for the
Did ot Tell Her Husband.
"Just to show how I was mislead, I
understood later that the very man
who got me to go there got a percent
age of the money. I had been led to
believe by friends that he was work
ing on a salary and that I was helping
him make good with his employers by
"After leaving Arnold's I put $30
each in the two companies I have men
tioned. I did not tell my husband of
it at the time, as I thought to surprise
him with an Investment that wouft
yield $15 a week we had been prom
ised three per cent, on the money.
"It seemed" as if I had hardly
reached home before the extras were
out announcing the suspension of Ar
nold. I kept quiet about it for a day
and then I had to tell my husband to
relieve my mind."
FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP.
The Latest Suggestion With Refer
ence to the Intentions of the
Yachtsmen of the Clyde.
Glasgow, Nov. 23. The reported In
tention of Clyde yachtsmen to chal
lenge for the America's cup is con
firmed by the Glasgow Herald. The
"The latest suggestion on the sub
ject, which is favorably received, is
that Messrs. Coates, Clark and Donald
son should head three separate syndi
cates and have three yachts designed
respectively by Watson, Fife and Myl
no, the yachts to be raced throughout
the summer and the best one to be se
lected to challenge in 1905."
LOST WITH ALL ON BOARD.
Little Doubt Remains in Relation to
the Kate of the Nome Steamer
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 23. A special
to the Post Intelligencer from Juneau,
Alaska, announces that J. Bent, a pas
senger on the steamer Excelsior
which arrived there Monday reports
that a mass of wreckage from the
Nome steamer Discovery has washed
ashore at the mouth of Seal river, 3C
miles below Yakutat. Bent's informa
tion makes it practically certain that
the Discovery is lost and leaves little
hope for either passengers or crew. It
is believed that everybody on board
Smallpox Germ Discovered.
New York, Nov. 23. Gary Nathan
Calkins, professor of zoology at Co
lumbia university, has created a sen
sation in the medical world by an
nouncing that he has discovered the
Yice-Admlral Von Waldersee Dead.
Breslau, Prussia, Nov. 23. Vice-Admiral
Von Waldersee, brother of Field
Marshal Von Waldersee, died yester
day at Miescndorf,
VALUE OF TRADE SCHOOLS.
One Year Devoted to St udy Helps More
Than a Year Spent in a
La rise Shop.
It h:is been well said that "Time de
termines all things," and time has
evolved a solution which, though" but
in its infancy, is destined to grow and
be the most important development in
educational lines that the world has ever
seen. I refer to the trade schools, says
James M. Dodgels, in "The Money 'alue
of Training" in St. Nicholas. Locally
we have some splendid examples the
Drexel institute, the Williamson trade
school, the manual training school, and
others. But scattered all over the coun
try are schools of this character, which
undoubtedly will grow more rapidly
than any educational institutions of the
Within comparatively few years this
lack of opportunity for proper training,
making itself manifest; and finding the
law of supply and demand in good work
ing order, registered its want, and for
tunately the method of supply was de
veloped. This training Is now being
given by many institutions in this
country, In shops equipped with the
most modern tools and employing up-to-date
methods, and supervised by in
structors of marked ability and fully
imbued with the importance and far
reaching benefits of their calling. The
instruction is systematic and individual,
and I feel fully justified in saying that
a month of such training is of more value
than a year's time spent by a young
man in a large shop, in which he is as
likely to absorb error as truth.
It has been said that a three years'
course in a trade school, in which an
average of but a few hours a day are de
voted to actual manual work, can in no
way compare with three years' time
spent in actual work in a shop. I feel
that this is a popular error. In shop
work a man may spend months in repeti
tion of the same task, to no ultimate
advantage to the worker. Instead of
his skill being quickened, it is dulled.
He very quickly acquires the skill which
is unconscious in its oper?.tion, and, like
the old lady with her knitting needle,
he can talk to a fellow workman, or
think and dream about far-distant places
and matters, without in any way lessen
ing the rate of production. In fact,
sometimes his pace might be actually
quickened by some mental emotion hav
ing an exciting effect upon his nervous
organization, in the same way that the
old lady, in chatting with her friends,
the dullness or animation of the con
will knit fast of slow in harmony with
versation. It is quite obvious that repe
titive routine work is not desirable for
a young man of natural ambition and
aptitude. In the trade school he escapes
routine, but is instructed in the under
lying principles of his work, and does
enough manual labor to familiarize him
self with the various tools required, and
to prove the correctness of the theories
in which he has been instructed.
How Rafting Improves Wood.
German experts say that wood
which has been floated in rafts, or oth
erwise, gives a more trustworthy ma
terial for joinery and building pur
poses than does that which has been
carted, or otherwise carried dry, to the
sawmill and workshop. The reason is
that while the wood is lying in the
water its sap and albuminous and
salty materials are dissolved out If
these substances remain in the wood
they readily absorb moisture from the
atmosphere, after coming out of the
drying rooms, and the wood swells
Artificial processes of washing out the
hygroscopic substances from wood
which has not been floated are prac
ticed in Germany.
Hells on Trees.
St. Peter's cathedral, in South Africa,
has doubtless the most unusual bel
fry to be found in any cathedral. It
boasts of a fine peal of four large bells
which have hung for years from a
large tree in the open. There are sev
eral church bells in England which are
hung from trees, as is the case at Thiri
mere church, Surrey, but there is only
one cathedral equipped in this way
the church of the late Bishop Colenso.
Xothing Else to Do.
Harry I was just reading of a man
up in New Hampshire, 70 years of age.
who recently dug 20 bushels of pota
toes and put four and a half cords of
wood in the shed in a single week.
Dick Oh, well, when a man gets as
old as that he might as well dig po-
tatoes and tote wood as do nothing.
; Boston Transcript.
Charcoal Eph's Daily Thonsht.
"Dey am a whole lot ob honesty In
de wort" on'y it don't git loose all in a
bunch an' make sech a big parade,
Mistah Jacksqn.J Baltimore News.
HOW CHEAP BAKING POWDER
A recent seizure of a lot of "cheap
baking powders by the authorities of,
a neighboring city nas exposea me
character of the low priced brands of
baking powders -which many manufac
turers are offering throughout the
country. The price of the powders first
attracted attention to them. Sample
were taken and analyzed. The official
report of the analysis showed the stuff
tn be "alum Dowders. composed chleny
of alum, sulphuric acid and pulverized
rock. The powders were declared dan
gerous to health and several thousand
pounds .were confiscated and destroyed.
Phvsicians have frequently cautioned
consumers against mixing food with
these so-called "cheap" baking powders
They are-all found, when analyzed, to
contain large percentages of alum and
sulphuric acid to which are added vari
ous sorts of filling matter sometimes
both injurious and nasty.
The high class, cream of tartar bak
ing powders, are the most economical
and wholesome and should always be
selected for use. They will be found
cheaper In the end, besides making the
food better and more healthful.
A Commission Sent Bv President
Wos y Gill of San Domingo
to tae Rebels Failed.
LATTER REFUSED TO ENTERTAIN
PROPOSALS, DEMANDING SURRENDER.
The Doinlinrdmrnt of the Capital
Has Been Kesumetl and Will Con
tinue Intll the City Capitulates
The United States Minister's Resi
lience is in Hulns.
San Domingo, Republic of Santo
Domingo, Nov. 23. President Wos y
Gil, in his efforts to bring about a
peaceful arrangement with the insur
gent forces which are ' besieging this
city, Sunday, commissioned American
Minister Powell, the Belgian minister,
the minister to Hayti and the Spanish
consul to visit the insurgent camp.
Consequently, an armistice was
agreed upon, to expire at noon, and the
peace commission consulted with the
The latter, however, refused to en
tertain the peace proposals, and de
manded the surrender of the city, but
they prolonged the armistice until six
o'clock in the evening, after which
hour the bombardment of San Domin
go was resumed, and will be continued
until the capital falls.
The United States minister's resi
dence was destroyed during the pre
The inhabitants of this city are in a
state of panic.
The Italian third-class cruiser Li-
guria and the Dutch cruiser Deruiter
have arrived here.
The Dominican warship Presidente
went to Azua de Compostela, about
sixty miles from here, Sunday night.
The sanitary condition of San Do
mingo is good, but the poor are suf
fering for want of food. The prices
of provisions are very high.
THE BIG STORM IN GERMANY.
Trafllc Delayed. Telegraphic Com
munication Interrupted and
Immense Damage Done.
Derlin, Nov. 23. The high winds
which have been sweeping over Ger
many for 3G hours, accompanied by a
heavy rainfall, continue to delay traf
fic and interrupt telegraphic communi
cation, and have caused several rail
At Schlebusch the wind started
freight cars, which were on a switch,
in motion, their speed accelerated, and
finally they ran onto the main line and
collided with an t express train. No
one was badly hurt.
The Hamburg-American line steam
er Deutschland, during the storm on
Saturday, tore out the pile to which
she was moored, while unloading at
Hamburg, and went adrift. The moor
ing chain and pile struck the vessel
and broke a plate forward. She is
now at Cuxhaven, and will go to Kiel
or Stettin for repairs.
SOCIALISTS MUST PAY UP.
They Can 'ot Repudiate Just Debts
Simply Beeaune They Were
New York, Nov. ,23. A verdict of
$1,950 has been awarded in the city
court to Peter Feibiger, against Eber
Forbes, as treasurer of the Socialist
labor party, for money loaned to the
newspaper called The People, which is
managed by a board of trustees elected
by social labor board convention.
Counsel for Forbes argued that the
party, through its treasurer, could not
be sued, because it was an unincorpo
rated association, but Judge Seabury
charged the jury that the board of
trustees was an advance agent of the
party, with power to borrow money
if necessary to continue the publica
tion, and that the party was bound by
the act of its agenta.
SAWED THE BARS AND FLED.
Escape From the Topeka (Kas.) Jail
of Four Prisoners, On of Whom
lias Been Recaptured.
Topeka, Kas., Nov. 23. Some time
during Sunday night Albert Bigley,
Grant Jones, Joe Dwiggins and Hayti
Wetherly, state prisoners, sawed the
bars of the city prison and vanished.
One of the men, Hayti Wetherly, was
recaptured Monday morning. He says
the wife of Albert Bigley slipped the
saw with which the work was accom
plished, into the jail Sunday afternoon.
All the men had their cases set foe
hearing at the present term of court.
Shot ly on-l nion 3Ien.
Chicago, Nov. 23. Two non-union,
men who had applied for work at the
plant of the American Hide & Leather
Co., where a strike is in progress, shot
and seriously wounded two members
of a crowd of strike sympathizers
Monday. The men escaped.
Germany Recognises Panama.
Berlin, Nov. 23. Emperor William
has directed the German authorities
to officially recognize the Republic of
Panama. An announcement of the
recognition of tha new state is ex
GRAFT IN PHILADELPHIA
A Alleged Scheme That Would Mak
St. Louis Cheap.
A Bake-09 of Five Millions Out of
a. Twenty-Five Million Loaja
Sutd to Be the iane.
Philadelphia. Nov. 23. This city i3
confronted with a $5,000,000 theft.
Only the most heroic measures can
stay the hand of the plunderers. The
plot to loot the city treasury of this
vast sum is concealed in the $25,000,
000 loan bill that is to be railroaded
through the council, and, if necessary,
passed over the veto of Mayor Weaver.
The corrupt political practice ma
chine that dominates the entire munic
ipal government has hatched it for the
sole purpose of making the greatest
raid it has ever had the effrontery to
So cunningly has the loan bill been
formed by the machine's hatchmen that
in every provision is a loophole for
"grafting." Incidentally, it conceals a
trap which is intended to ensnare May
The leaders of the republican city
organization are using this bill to force
him to show his attitude toward the
The $25,000,000 loan Is to be used for
building school houses, water works,
Alteration of other big city improve
ments, all of which are to be done un
der the gang's supervision.
The people vote on the subject In
February and arrangements for cast
ing 85,000 illegal votes are said to have
MARINE SERGEANT KILLED.
lies a it of a Sunday Mftht Visit to
Questionable Itesort in
St. Louis, Nov. 23 Sergt. J. W. Eclc,
of the United States marine corps, was
found dying on the sidewalk of 311
South Third street at 11:30 o'clock
Sunday night. He had been shot
through the lungs, and died on the
way to the hospital from the dispen
sary. Three negro women are under arrest
in connection with the affair. They
say that Eck was shot by Jessie Hun
ter, a mulatto woman, who, they say,
disappeared after the shooting.
Eck, who had been in the service for
many years, had been in charge of the
recruiting station here.
JONATHAN RICE DEAD.
A I.en (HnK Fisrnre In St. I,oul Com
mercial und Ilelietous Circles
Has Passed Away.
St. Louis, Nov. 23. Jonathan Rice,
first vice-president of the Rice-Stix
Dry Goods Co., vice-president of the
Mercantile Trust Co., and a leading
figure in commercial and religious cir
cles, died at his residence at 7:15
o'clock Monday morning.
Mr. Rice had been in poor health
for about two months, his illness be
ing attributed to an affection of the
heart. For five weeks he had not been
able to go to his office. His condition,
however, was not considered critical,
and his death came unexpectedly.
FUNERAL OF EX-GOV. DRAKE.
The Remains of Ei-Got. F. M. Drake,
of Iowa, Laid to Rest Beside
Those of Ills Wife.
Centreville, la., Nov. 23. The fu
neral of ex-Gov. F. M. Drake was "held
here Monday. The services were con
ducted from the Central Church ol
arist, under the auspices of the St
John's commandery, Knights of Tem
plar. The body lay in state for threa
hours in the church, which was inade
quate to accommodate the crowd. In
terment took place at Oakwood ceme
tery, beside the body of Mrs. Drake.
AN AMICABLE ADJUSTMENT.
The Pittshurar Railways Co. and Its
Kmployes Gettlntf Together
on Common Ground.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 23. The griev
ances of the street car men against th
Pittsburg Railways Co. have about ai;
been adjusted. Rezin Orr, national
treasurer, . who came here from head
quarters, at Detroit, to take charge ol
affairs, says the company is disposed
to show the men fair treatment, and
all thoughts of striking have been
Gen. George SI. Stewart.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 23. Gen.
George M. Stuart died at his country
home at West River, Anne Arundel
county, Sunday, aged 65 years, from
a complication of stomach troubles.
He was graduated from West Point
and entered the regular army, but re
signed and entered the confederate
army in 1861.
A Peculiar Killing-.
Gunnison, Miss., Nov. 23. R. W.
Maek, a prosperous druggist, was
killed by City Marshal E. M. Allen
Sunday. Allen struck a resisting pris
oner with his pistol and the weapon
exploded.the bullet penetrating Meek's
right lung, killing him instantly.
Death In the Gale.
London. Nov. 23. Heavy gales In
! England have caused much damage to
property and at least eleven deaths In
the streets of Birmingham, Tipton and
Helensburgh, the victims having been
I hit by falling walls and chimney pots.
' - In the Electric Chair.
Ossining, N. Y., Nov. 23. Carmine
Gaimine was put to death in the elec
tric chair in Sing Sing, for the mur
der of Mrs. Josephine Lanta Patro, in
. New York city, on October 6, 1902,
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