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JO U II tll i Ini II H! .
VOL. XXXIX-NO. 20.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1904.
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Two Kinds of Faith
TXie One Is of the Head, ine Other
of the Heart
Sermon by the "Highway
(Copyright, 190 4,
Chicago. Sunday, Feb. 14. 1904.
Text: "And they said to the woman. Now
we believe, not because of thy speaking:
for we have heard for ourselves, and know
that this Is Indeed the Saviour of the
world." John 4:42.
UR text brings be
fore us one of the
most beautiful, and
tender, and help
ful incidents in the
life of Jesus. That
shunned country of
Samaria was to
give to the world
an illustration of
the infinite love
and mercy - and
Jesus. The land
which the Jews
must needs pass through," that He
might emphasize the blessed fact that
there is no place so poor and despised
and forsaken but that He seeks op
portunity to visit it. The people with
whom the Jews had no dealings what
ever Jesus must come into heart-to-heart
touch with, that He might reveal
His world-wide mission, and teach that
"God is no respecter of persons," but
"would have all men to be saved, and
come to the knowledge of the truth."
Samaria gives to us one of the rare
gems of the Gospel, and this story of
Jesus' two-days' sojourn there has not
ceased to flash forth its lesson. Jesus'
tact in dealing with human souls has
proved a perpetual textbook on soul
winning to the Christian worker. The
woman In her great need (so great that
the knew no need) coming in touch
with the gentle but strong, tender but
heart-searching Christ, and having the
heart thirst which He created satisfied
with the Living Water which He of
fered her, has never ceased In her min
istry of encouragement and hope to
needy, sinful souls like her own. There
are many, many lessons to be learned
from this two-days mission to Samaria,
there are many, many golden sheafs of
thought to be garnered, but It is not of
the woman or of Jesus' wonderful dis
course with her at the well which we
want to consider. Our text tells us of
others in that Samaritan village who
came to know Jesus and who drank deep
at the well of salvation. What may
they teach us of the way of salvation?
TWO references are made to their
faith. Fir3t in the thirty-ninth
verse, where it is stated that "many
of the Samaritans believed on Him
(Jesus) because of the word of the wo
man," ard again in the forty-first and
forty-second verses where we are told
that "many more believed because of His
(Jesus') .word; and they said to the wo
man: Now we believe, not because of
thy speaking: for we have heard for
ourselves, and know that this is indeed
the Saviour of the world." Two kinds
of 'faith, marking two distinct periods in
the experience of these Samaritans.
Many believed because of the testimony
of the woman, that is, they believed in
the fact of the Christ. They accepted
her testimony as being reasonable and
trustworthy, and believed that the prom
ised Messiah had come. It was a faith
of the head, rather than that of the heart.
The second experience and the deeper
and larger faith came with the personal
contact with the Christ. The first was
a faith which heard of the Christ, the
6econd was a faith which heard the
Christ Himself and laid hold of Him as a
personal possession. These Samaritans
"heard of Jesus," and believed on Him,
but when they "heard Jesus," and had
come into personal contact with Him,
they believed on Him to the salvation of
their souls. These two experiences are
characteristic, and mark exactly the two
kinds of faith there are in the wor'd to
day. The faith of the head, which is a
good beginning, but is not enough, and
the faith of the heart, which is the sav
ing faith, for "with the heart man be
lieveth unto righteousness." That we
are warranted in making a clear and
marked distinction between the faith
which came with the woman's testimony
and the faith which came when they re
ceived and heard Jesus is plain from the
declaration of the Samaritans that they
knew that He was the Saviour of the
world, because they had heard Him for
themselves. There is danger in confus
ing these two kinds of faith, and great
peril may come to the soul as a conse
quence. For this reason we feel it im
portant to study carefully, and prayer
fully, this matter.
FIRST, they heard of Jesus, and it is
said of them that they "believed
on Him." "This type of faith is com
mon in the world to-day. Prooably nine
out of every ten persons to whom you
might put the question would declare
that they believed in Christ. They
might even be indignant and quickly re
tort: "Of course I do! Do you take me
for a heathen!" But in the majority of
cases the belief would be one of the head ;
the acceptance of the historic fact of the
Christ, without the heart feeling the new
life throb from contact with that Christ.
This nation and the great nations of Eu
rope are what are called Christian na
tions, and the fact of the Christ is gener
ally known and believed in. In fact,
Jesus is in much favor in a certain
patronizing way with many classes and
sects and ismites, who profess to be
charmed by His life and ruled by His
teachings. The fact of the Christ is
well Known and much considered, but it
it to a large extent a head faith in Him.
and Byway" Preacher.
by J. M. Edsoo.)
The fact of the Christ is too cheap and
common to-day, and proves a real hin
drance oftentimes In the work of bring
ing people to a saving knowledge of
Christ. The world is ready and willing to
believe in the Christ, if that belief doe3
not have to go below the head. But the
faith which reveals the Christ as the only
Saviour, and brings man a guilty sinner
to His feet for cleansing and salvaidn;
the faith which leads to yielding of the
will to God and accepting His perfect
will; the faith which can sing:
"My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame.
But wholly lean on Jesus name;"
this faith is not sought after, and is
not wanted. The world is ready and
willing to hear of the Christ and to view
Him from afar, but to come into close
contact with Him, to hear Him instead of
hear of Him, this Is a deeper experience
than is desired, and so having heard of
the Christ, the world Is content in this
life to go rushing on madly without
feeling the transforming power of that
Christ, and with only an uncertain and
vague hope for the life that is to come.
That Is one kind of faith.
IT IS the faith which accepts the fact
of the Christ, without feeling the
quickening, transforming power of the
Christ. It is the faith which these
Samaritans experienced when the
woman came back with her message
concerning the Man Who had told her
"all things that ever she did." They
believed on Him, but If they had been
content to let the matter end there we
would not have been told of that
mlghfy work of grace wrought there
during the two days' sojourn of Jssus
in Sychar. If, when they heard of
Jesus, they had not come out to find
Jesus, if they had not invited Jesus
to abide with them, if they had not
come into personal heart to heart con
tact with Jesus and heard Him for
themselves, they never could have
borne that glad, heartfelt testimony:
"Now we believe, not because of thy
speaking; for we have heard for our
selves, and know that this is indeed
the Saviour of the world." John never
would have had the privilege of telling
of that two days' revival, but instead
he would have had to write that "al
though many believed on Him because
of the word of the woman." still they
would not receive Him, and Jesus was
obliged to pass by. This is the sad
record which is being written every
day of many, many precious souls in
the world. They hear of the Christ,
they believe on Him because of the
testimony of others, but they do not
come out from the city of their own
desires and ambitions and activities
and invite the Christ to come in and
abide; they do not care to hear of the
message of life from His lips, they do
not want the personal contact with
Him which will change their lives for
ever. Sad, sad tragedy it is, bringing
eternal darkness to the soul, that hav
ing heard of Jesus, people are indiffer
ent to the message and let Him pass
by. perhaps never to come that way
BUT the Samaritans, when they heard
of Jesus, came out to Him. Two
things command our attention here.
Their prompt obedience, and their plac
ing the claims of God before the things of
this life. The affairs of the city
business obligations, social activities,
and pleasures were left behind in the
one earnest purpose to meet Jesus.
There is no reason to suppose that
these men who came out to Jesus were
a lot of idle, shiftless loafers who had
nothing else to do. It was getting on
in the afternoon towards the cool of
the day when the business of the city
would be at its height, and undoubtedly
one reason the men were so accessible !
was because they were gathering in ;
the market place and the shops for i
trade and work. But notwithstanding
the pressure of the cares cf this life,
when they heard the message of the
woman, "they went out of the city." i
There were no excuses of pressure of i
business, of important social functions
or home cares, or of pleasures planned,
but, hearing of Jesus, they left all be
hind and went out to Jesus. If busi
ness plans and the pursuit of pleasure
had been of greater weight with those
Samaritans than meeting Jesus thev
would have missed their opportunity;
they would not have met Him. And ,
this is the reason so many, many,
many precious souls who hear of Jesus
and believe on Him, never meet Him.
They are too busy. They must keep
this social obligation. They must in
dulge in this pleasure. And as long
as they continue to abide in the city
of their own desires and activities, just
so long are they kept from meeting
Jesus and kept trom coming to know
that deeper, larger faith which brings
life to the soul. Out of the city of .
self, if you wouli meet Jesus! Give
God His rightful place in your thoughts
and plans! In no other way may you
(QO WHEN the Samaritans came unto
O Him, they besought Him to abide
with them." Here was the second step to
the saving faith in Christ which they
came to know. Having heard of Jesus
they came out to Him ; and they besought
Him to abide with them. He was wait
ing out there at the well for just such an
invitation. He wanted to come in and
abide with them. This is what He longs
to do for every heart. "Behold," He
says, "I stand at the door and knock;
if any man hear my voice and open the
door, I will come in to bin, and will sup
with him and he with Me." They invited
Him in. If those Samaritans had been
like a great many people they would
have- wished to wait until they had
cleaned up their city and covered up all
the cess pools of sin, and whitewashed
all their dwellings. But they didn't seem
to think about getting ready to recelv
Jesus. They knew they must Invite HJm
to come at once or not at all. So many
people hesitate to Invite Jesus to come in
and abide with them because of what
Jesus will find within the heart and life.
It is one of the subterfuges of the devil
to make the soul believe that it must be
a little better; that it must cut off this
sin here, and cover up that hideous sore
there; that it must whitewash and
houseclean, before inviting Jesus in.
The bouI that attempts that always
makes a botch of it, and makes it in
finitely harder for Jesus when He does
come. If the Samaritans had waited to
get ready for Jesus they would have
made a woeful job of it, and it would
have taken Jesus two months, probably,
instead of two days to perform Hm
cleansing, saving grace in that city. The
artist, who invited the miserable, ragged
beggar to come to his studio to sit as a
model for the beggar in the picture he
was painting was not more bitterly dis
appointed when the beggar came the next
day all cleaned and clothed in goodly
garments, than is Jesus when the soul
tries to clean up and fix up before Invit
ing Jesus in. He wants you just as you
are. Come out to Jesus. Respond to
the invitation at once, and it will be re
corded of you even as it was concerning
those Samaritans, that Jesus abode with
u A ND Jesus abode there two days."
l Those were busy days, you may be
sure, and I believe the social and business
life of that city was shaken to its founda
tions. Was shaken until the false and
the unclean and the sinful were thrown
to the ground and burled out of sight.
We can judge something of the moral
rottenness of the city from the life of
the woman, whose Inmost secrets Jesus
revealed. And I cannot believe that
Jesus went into that city and stayed two
days without working a revolution in
the lives and conduct of those people.
During those two days we know that
Jesus taught them, for their saving faith
was the result of His direct teaching.
And I do not believe it was a lot of plati
tudes and sweet phrases Jesus spoke.
Rather did He deal with the direct needs
of the people. And It is reasonably cer
tain that they immediately obeyed the
truth, for if they had not it woald have
stung them and made them angTy even
as it did the Pharisees. Such joy as the
Samaritans expressed fn their testi
mony of the Christ and what He had be
come to them could only have come
from a changed life and heart, the fruit
of obedience to the truth. God's message
comes to my heart and reveals some sin,
some wrong doing, but instead of obey
ing God's Word and turning from the
sin I cling to it. Are there no joy ani
peace within? No, Fuch a condition is
impossible. I am of all men most mis
erable. As the Psalmirt says: "My
bones waste away through my groaning
all the day long." But when sin is con
fessed and turned from, then comes Joy
into the heart. This waa the experience
of the Samaritans, I am certain. They
heard Jesus and they obeyed Him. The
immoral blemishes were removed. The
festering plague spots of sin were healed
by contact with the Christ. New Joy
and hope came into the life. No wonder
they joyfully told the woman who had
first told them of the Christ that, "Now
we believe, not because of thy speak?ng;
for we have heard for ourselves, and
know that this is indeed the Saviour of
TWO kinds of faith, a head faith
which accepts the fact of the Christ,
and a heart faith, which comes from con
tact with the Christ. What kind of faith
is it you possess? You have heard of
Jesus. You have heard others tell cf
what Jesus has done for them. You be
lieve in Him because of such testimony.
This was the first experience of the Sa
maritans. But have you entered into
the second experience which came fo
them, and can you say with them: "Now
we believe, because we have heard fvr
ourselves, and know that this is indeed
the Saviour of the world?" If not, dep.r
friend, you do not possess a saving
faith. Yours is a head faith instead of a
h?art faith, and again we want to re
mind you that it is "with the heart that
man believeth unto righteousness."'
What you need to have is this second
experience of these Samaritans. You
need to go out to the place where Jest's
may be found, and this is the place of
the surrendered will. You need then to
invite Him, yea, beseech Him, to coDje
in and abide with you. And having
made Him your guest, you mutt recerva
His message and then obey it. It .s
then that the heart fills with the blesse J
consciousness of th presence of tr e
Christ, and it is then that the faith
which depended upon the testimony ;f
others gives place to the saving faith
which can say we believe because ve
have heard Him speak ourselves, and
we' know that He is the Saviour of toe
world, because He has saved us. " It Is
the privilege of every one to possess this
larger, deeper, fuller faith. Do you
want it? Will you not learn from the
poor, despised Samaritans, to whom s.il
vatipn came? Will you not, havirg
heard of the Christ, come and hear the
Christ speak a personal message to your
soul? Just now He is lingering upon the
outskirts of your heart. He is waiting
for you to come and give Him an invi
tation to enter and abide with you. He
will come. He will speak to your heart
words of eternal life. He will make you
to rejoice and exclaim: "Now we be
lieve, for we have heard for ourselves
and know that this is indeed the Saviour
of the world."
It Is easy to be a nominal Christian,
for a profession will accomplish that
It is difficult to be a real one, for thai
Involves a sight heart. Rev. L. ..
The Feeing of Depression at St.
Petei iburg Over Her Dispu
te's Wearing Away.
KO LONGER DESPISE THEIR ENEMY
WHO H IS GIVEN PROOF OF METTLE.
Official Qut.rters Inclined to Take a
Conserve tlve View of the Many
Stories Circulated of Operations
That Will Xot Bear Even Super
St. Petersburg. Feb. 13. The first
feeling of depression is disappearing
and entire confidence is expressed in
the ultimate success of the Russian
A distinguished Russian said:
"The slight reverses which we sus
tained at the outset have had a good
effect. The Russians no longer despise
the enemy. That was a mistake which
we made. The. Japanese certainly are.
excellent fighters, who will be treated
with the respett they deserve."
A Denial Authorized.
Denial is authorized of the report
that Japanese troops had landed at
Port Arthur with the loss of two regi
ments. Nothinf is know here official
ly regarding tie movements of the
Vladivostock squadron, but the reports
that it had sunt Japanese transports
off Wonsan anc': destroyed Hakodate
are generally discredited, it being
pointed out that it is impossible for
the squadron to have been in the two
places almost simultaneously.
A Naval Expert' Views.
A naval expert, says that if the
Hakodate story is true Admiral Stack
elberg (in commuid of the Vladivos
tock squadron) will be able to come
south by the eastern coast of Japan
and cause enormous havoc along the
shore, and to shipping, and ultimately
effect a junction with Admiral Vire
nitis' equadron, on its way to the far
east from Europe.
Fur Strategic Reasons.
Viceroy Alexieff'r. silence about the
Vladivostock squadron is explained as
For strategic reasons the viceroy, as
commander-in-chief, is empowered to
dispose of the ships and men without
consulting headquarters. The enu
meration of the Russian ships engaged
at Port Arthur was purposely omitted
in the official reports, as it would have
given a valuable clew to the enemy.
. "Saw Japanese Ship Sink."
A private telegram has been received
from a resident of Port Arthur in
which the sender claims he saw one
Japanese warship sink. The fact that
no mention was made of this in the
viceroy's dispatches does not disprove
the story, because the viceroy is care
ful not to annotmce anything outside
of personally established facts. It is
pointed out, on high authority, that
the Japanese are not likely to admit a
loss, and it is recalled that during the
Chinese war they were most secretive
about the casualties.
Telegraph Lines ltroL.cn.
The telegraph line between Port Ar
thur and the Yalu river is believed to
be broken, which explains the absence
of direct news regarding the naval en
gagement off Chemulpo. However, lit
tle doubt is entertained here as to the
fate of the Variag and Korletz.
The blowing up of the Russian tor
pedo transport Yenisei, as the result of
accidentally striking a mine at Port
Arthur, was telegraphed here Friday,
but the news was not given out until
the names of the officers killed were
known, so as to avoid needless anxiety
to the relatives of the surviving offic
ers. Story f the Sinking;.
According to the Novoe Vremya, the
Yenesei was laying mines at the en
trance of Talien-Wan bay with the
object of closing it against attack
from the sea. Observing that one of
the mines had risen to the surface, the
Yenesei approached for the purpose of
lifting it up, when the vessel came in
contact with another mine, which ex
ploded and caused the disaster.
Germans at Home and Abroad Must
eBrlin, Feb. 13. The imperial chan
cellor, Count Von Buelow, in the
Reichsanzeiger, the government's offi
cial organ, has issued the following
"In consequence of the official dec
larations of war between the imperial
government of Russia and the imperial
government of Japan, it becomes the
duty of everyone in the German em
pire and in the empire's colonies, and
also of Germans residing abroad.to ob
serve in all their relations the strict
"Details of prohibitions contained
In the British and some other declara
tions of neutrality are omitted. The
officers of the crown are charged to
Bee that neutrality is enforced."
Russians Leave Corean Capital.
London, Feb. 13. The official ad
vices from Tokio to the Japanese lega
tion say that in addition to M. Pav
loff, the Russian minister, the staff of
the legation and the Russian legation
guard, all the other Russians it
Seoul, left the Corean capital oa tne
same train Friday, bound for China
via Chemulpo, guarded by J i-panese
troops and gendarmes.
China Proclaims Neutraiiiv.
Tokio, Feb. 13.- TA Phlnese sot-
rnment has proclaimed the neutrality
cf China during the war between RuS"
la and Japan.
Embarked For Home.
Yokohama, Feb. 13. The Russian
diplomatic and consular staffs em
barked here yesterday on their return
. Sergt. Frank D. Lauer, stationed at
Fort Leavenworth, Kas., took carbolic
acid and ended uis life. .
A li.rge delegation from Kentucky
went to St Louis, Saturday, to take
part in the dedication of the state
Smallpox has broken out at Taylor
ville. 111., and the schools have been
exposed to the disease. An epidemic
Fire broke out in the dry goods store
of J. C. Gilbert in Tuscola, 111., Friday,
and before it could be extinguished
raised the building.
The United States battleship Texas,
flying the flag of Rear-Admiral Sands,
arrived at New Orleans to participate
in the mardi gras festivities.
President Caldwell of the Centra'
Illinois Teachers association advo
cates a law compelling all teachers tx
hold certificates of sound health.
The marriage at New Orleans of a
mate supposed to be Lawrence S.
Soubani, was interrupted, Friday, ly
a woman who claimed to be his wife.
Nine teamsters were sentenced to
Jail at New Haven, Conn., for alleged
ttempts to injure the business of
trucking firms in the course of a
Old doctors say there is more sick
jess at Marshall, Mo., than at any
time for 30 years. Scarlet fever is
prevailing and the schools are deci
mated. The conference committee of both
house3 of congress agreed to the
World's fair loan amendment to the
urgent deficiency bill and will so re
A Cincinnati court, in issuing a per
manent injunction against striking
Journeymen plumbers, asserted that
the fact that the union is not 'incor
porated was no bar to such action.
Rev. John Score left the jury box
and stopped a trial at Clayton, Mo.,
Friday, long enough to perfcrm a
marriage ceremony for W. R. Cook
and Mis Harriet Mae Buchannan.
Admiral Togo, modestly reporting
his successful operations at Port Ar
thur, says that four of his men were
killed and 34 wounded, though none
of his vessels was materially dam
aged. A boom for Judge Selden P. Spencer,
of St. Louis, for the gubernatorial
nomination was started by republic
ans attending the annual meeting of
Association of Young Republicans at
The St, Louis Democratic city cen
tral committee has called the primary
for March 12, and sent a letter to Con
gressman Vandiver, allied with Circuit
Attorney Folk, rebuking him for offer
ing suggestions of a later date.
DARING CLUBHOUSE HOLDUP
The Colonial t'lnb at San FrancUeo
Held 1'p and a General
San Francisco, Feb. 13. Five men
entered the Colonial club, a resort fre
quented by leading sporting men in
this city, Friday night. While one
remained on guard, the others broke
into the clubroom and rounded up the
inmates, who were lined up -against
the wall. They were then relieved of
their valuables. From J. Schrieber
they took $200 in coin, and from John
Lyons $295 in gold and a diamond
stud and a diamond ring. Clarence
Waterhouse forfeited $1,000 coin and
a diamond ring valued at $1,000. Perry
Quill gave up a diamond stud and ring,
value unknown; J. Engstrom, $300 and
a diamond ring, and Husi Flint $50
in gold and a diamond ring. The keys
of the bank were then taken from Joe
Harlanjoj, and from it the robbres got
$5,500 In gold coin. The victims were
then bound hand and foot ami laid
face downward on the floor, two of the
robbers being left in charge of them
until the rest of the band had had
sufficient time to get away in safety.
They then extinguished the lights and
made good their escape. No trace of
the thieves has been so far obtainable.
MRS. MAYBRICK'S LICENSE.
She Will Be Free From Espionage
After Sunday, Bat Not at Lib
erty Till July.
London, Feb. 13. Mrs. Maybrick's
license, dated January 14, does hot
take effect until 30 days after the date,
wnich Is Sunday. The terms compel
the residence in a home selected by
the home secretary until full liberty
is granted, probably at the end of
July. Sunday Mrs. Maybrick will be
freed from espionage and her prison
dress, becoming simply an inmate of
the convent. The license states that
in case of subsequent conviction of
any offense uer liberty will be for
feited and she will be compelled to
serve the remainder of her sentence.
Baroness de Roques, her mother, is
living near her daughter.
Hemp for Missouri Prison.
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 13. The
first consignment of hemp,- five car
loads, to be manufactured Into binding
twine, has been received at the peni
tentiary. The building in which the
twine plant will be located is under
roof and is fast reaching completion.
Mrs. Nancy L. Mitchell, Aed 103.
Fayette, Mo., Feb. 13. Mrs. Nancy
Layman Miteis' who celebrated her
one huirfrea and third birthday anni
versary, on the 3d inst, died Frfday
morning of old age. i5he was bora
la Knoxville, Tenn., February 2, 180L
To Test the Coal Oil Act.
A bill was filed in the Chancery
Court in Nashville last week to test
the constitutionality of the act of
1899, which made the office of coal
oil inspector a salaried position, and
abolished the fee system. The bill
is hied by Hugh Pettit of Memphis.
Mr. Pettit was commissioned coal
oil inspector of Shelby county by
Gov. McMillin hi 1899, and was re
appointed February 3, 1902. The
complainant claims that during his
administration he paid over to
Comptroller King $36,504.70, which
was the total fees collected by him
on inspections. Of this he received
$6,380 as salar The payment of
the collections was made by Mr. Pet
tit under protest, he asserts. He
now seeks to recover the same on the
ground that the act of 1899, which
abolished the fee system, as it ap
plied to the office of coal oil inspec
tor, was unconstitutional.. Previous
to the passage of the act of 1899,
oil inspectors received all the fees
for . inspection collected by them.
Upon the result of this case depends
many thousands of dollars, for it af
fects every inspector in the State.
At a conference last week between
Gov. Terrell of Georgia and officials
of the Ducktown mines an agree
ment was made by which the tempo
rary injunction brought against that
company by the State of Georgia
will not be pressed. Suit had been
instituted against the company be
cause, it was claimed, the fumes of
the company's plant in Tennessee
were destroying vegetation across
the State border in Georgia. The
company has agreed to inaugurate a
process by which the sulphurous
fumes will be done away with.
To Plant More Strawberries.
The Henderson County Fruit and
Vegetable Growers' Association met
in the court house at Lexington last
week and perfected a reorganization.
E. F. Boswell was elected president
The principal topic for discussion
was the growing of strawberries. A
small acreage of this fruit was plant
ed last year and great benefits were
derived from it. The farmers de
cided to go -into the business on a
larger scale and will plant a big
crop thip year. The meeting was
Thrte New School Buildings.
The mayor and the joint council
manic committee on schools of Chat
tanooga last week made an inspec
tion of the various buildings which
are badly overcrowded, and it was
found that it would be necessary to
erect three new buildings at once.
Hie plans for these will be prepared
in a short time. A new high school
is among those to be built.
Family Barely Escaped.
The residence of George Bouldin,
at Hice, was destroyed by fire last
week, with all of its contents except
a few articles. The family escaped
with only a part of their clothing.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
Mr. Bouldin's loss is about $700.
Jacks for the Philippines.
John L. Jones, of Columbia, has
been awarded a contract by the gov
ernment to inspect and purchase
about 1,000 jacks for use in the new
Philippine island possessions. Quite
a number of jacks have been already
Waynesboro Jail Delivery.
George Hornbcak, charged with
murder, and George Kuton, charged
with assault with intent to kill, and
three other prisoners, escaped from
jail at Waynesboro last week and
have not been recaptured. The only
remaining prisoner said it was too
cold to leave the jail.
Sullivan County Democrats.
Sullivan county Democrats have
instructed for Dibrell for comptroll
er, Folk for treasurer, Morton for
secretary of Stale, Knloe for rail
road commissioner and for Judge
Shields and Senator Carmack for
delegates to the national convention
from the State at large. The con
vention alao instructed for the re
nomination of Senator John I. Cox.
The 3-year-old daughter of Mr.
and, Mrs. J. L. Forrest, of West-port,
died last week. The next morning
the infant son of the parents also
died, and the two little ones were
National Guard Instructor.
Capt. Charles Rogan, who will
loolf after Tennessee's militia for the
regular army, is at present secretary
tf the Manufacturers and Produ
cers' Association of Knoxville.
Dr. Joseph Hoffmelster Dead.
Dr. Joseph Hoffmeister, one of
the best known physicians in upper
East Tennessee, died at his home in
Rutledge, last week, aged 79 years.
He was the, father-in-law of Judge
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Knoxville Street Car Deal.
The Knoxville Traction Company
and Knoxville Electric Light and
Power Company formally passed
from the control of the Railway and
Lights Company of America to
Ford, Bacon & Davis, of New York,
last week. The new owners control
street railways, gas and light prop
erties in Nashville, Little Rock and
Birmingham. No price was given
out C. II. Harvey, general mana
ger of both old companies, was elect
ed president of the two new com
panies. Large improvements art)
promised in the way of new cars, in
creased power house, trackage, etc
Madison County Exhibit.
The committee having charge of
the school exhibits of the publie
schools of Jackson and Madison
county for the St Louis ex
position, have about completed their
work, and the exhibit is nearly all
arranged, and is on exhibition at the
Jackson Free Library, and will soon
be sent to St. Louis. The work is a
most elaborate one, and embraces all
kinds of school work, as drawing,
writing and manual training work.
It is the best work for the past year
of the sehool children and is among
the best ever done by the schools of
the county and city.
Child and Mother Burned.
While standing before the fire
warming her hands a few days ago
the dress of the little 5-yeaiold
daughter of Joe McGee, who lives
near Martin, caugth fire. Mrs. Mc
Gee attempted to extinguish the
flames, but did not succeed until the
little one was dangerously burned
on the head and back. Mrs. McGee
was also burned about the hands,
but not nearly so severely as the
child. It is 'thought the accident
will not result in the death of either,
as they were getting along nicely at
last accounts. ,
Extensive Saw Band Mill.
An extensive saw band mill is be
ing built at Jackson by the O. G.
Gardner Lumber Company, one of
the largest plants of its kind in West
Tennessee. It is the first band saw.
mill ever built in Madison county,
and the cost of building will be $7,
500. Seventy-five men will be em
ployed. The proprietor wiirgeTTMiF
timber from Hardeman, Haywood
aoid Madison counties.
Brakeman Finch Injured.
Will Finch, a brakeman on the
north end local of the N., C. & St
L. railroad fell from a box car while
switching in the yards at Lexington
last week and inflicted a serious
wound on his head. His physician
thinks he is injured internally and
death may be the result.
Child Fatally Burned.
Recently the 3-year-old child of
Walter Jones, of Martin, was play
ing too near the fire when its skirts
became ignited, and before the
flames could be extinguished the lit
tle one was burned so badly that it
died a few hours later.
Pickett for McMillin.
Tickett county Democrats held a
mass convention last week and bc
lected delegates to the Tenth district
senatorial convention. The con
vention instructed the delegates to
support a McMillin man for senator.
Enloe was indorsed for railroad com
missioner. From Tobacco to Vegetables.
The report of the Martin water
and light plant for the month of
January, as made to the board of
mayor and aldermen of the town last
week, shows the earnings to be $1,
870, and the expenses $1,696. This
is a little more than 20 per cent in
crease in the earnings, and less than
20 per cent increase in the expenses.
Old Negro Dies.
Lucinda Hoosier, colored, died
near Wartrace last week, aged 125
years. Emmet Thompson, ori
on whose place she died and with
whose great-grandfather the old ne
gro came here years ago from North
Carolina, possesses records to show
authenticity of the figures given.
Shot From Ambush.
Claude Swann, whose home id
supposed to be at Watertown, waa
shot from ambush and killed near
Elpardo a few days ago. He is- sup
posed to have ben a detective, but
no particulars of the affair have yet
Died of Whooping Cough.
The 3-nionths-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wiss Reed died at Dres
den last week of whooping cough. "
Smashed by a Boulder.
At Jack Flynn's Cut on the Hen-
uersun tuvibjuu ox me jjuuisviue on '
Nashville, the other day, a boulder
weighing about 8,000 pounds fell
from the top of the cut, smashing
George Moore, a colored man, into a
shapeless mass. Several other work
men had borrow escapes.