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H VOL. XXXX-N'O. 8. BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1904. SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year. 7 BOLIVAR U II yiirim 1; ix . 1L QUERENT TOPICS. 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 Mississippi rivers. 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 Senator R. B. Tillman, of South Carolina, has withdrawn his bitter op position to Dr.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 miles away. 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 24th. 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 Dutch language. Five Italians perished in a fire which destroyed the old Noble grain warehouse at North Bend, Pa., on the 24th. ' 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 forts. 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 passengers. 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 ( Tennessee 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 following facts: 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 State News 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 iceable boat. 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 trade. 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 State. 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 Judges. 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. 183. 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 Madagascar. 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. LEFT FLANK SKIRMISHES 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 inforced. 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 ing imminent. 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 lows : 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 hetchen. LAND VICTORY. 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 printed Sunday. 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 time. 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. RECOfra.BREAKJNG DROUTH. 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 water tanks. 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 forty-eight hours. NEW TRIAL FOR NAN PATTERSON Jury in Murder Trial Was Discharged Yesterday. 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 story. 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. Roosevelt. Parker. Alabama Arkansas 29,474 46,740 1QS CfiS 79,57 64,434 85,685 76,182 72.159 19,347 27,046 84,691 18,420 328,006 165,000 84,S00 271,C91 210,000 50,000 27,o47 107,477 168,278 153,000 56,656 55,000 295,847 20,781 51,876 4,200 33,161 157,000 ,664,000 125,000 17,000 357,654 17,457 337,993 24,924 52,863 2,770 140,000 140,000 32,000 9,777 141,000 30,000 100,265 125,805 9,011 California . . . Colorado 105,678 Connecticut.. .. 111,336 Delaware 23,705 Florida 8,314 Georgia 24,432 Idaho 47,384 Illinois 632,745 Iowa 315,000 Kansas : 210,873 Indiana 367,689 Kentucky 200,000 Louisiana 15,000 Maine 65,384 Maryland 106,994 Massachusetts .. 254,552 Michigan 360,000 Minnesota , 214,848 Mississippi 3,500 Missouri 321,447 Montana 34,018 Nebraska 138,558 Nevada 6.100 N. Hampshire . . 55,624 New Jersey .... 229,000 New York 840,000 North Carolina.. 85,000 North Dakota .. 38,000 Ohio 619,997 Oregon 60,453 Pennsylvania ... 840,949 Rhode Island ... 40,898 South Carolina.. 2.271 South Dakota .. 6,250 Tennessee 120,000 Texas 125,000 Utah 62,000 Vermont 46,459 Virginia 114,000 Washington 95,000 West Virginia .. 130,267 Wisconsin 279,058 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 American Politicians. 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 was parked. 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 years." "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 question. ARRESTED AT THE GRAVE. Oforsc Gay and His Son Accused mt Murdering the Wife and Mother -Near Aemcjr, Mo. 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 to settlement- 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. ?