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I f, f. VOL. IX, SEQUACHEE, TENN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1901. NO. 7. -.1) 4 DESERVED PUNISHMENT. Indignant Citizen Prompt Avenge A TERRIBLE CRIME Committed By a Negro Brute Burned At The Stake-With Spirit of Bravado He Expiates His Awful Act. CITIZENS THEN QUIETLY DISPERSE. Wl. iii-.stki;, Tenn., Aug. Sii.--Special to the News.) Lying on the floor of tlic family room, with her face splashed with clotted blood, and the oaken planks stained with the same drops, Chas. Williams found his devoted young wife Friday afternoon, when ho return ed from marketing his wheat in the lit tio town of Maxwell. A hoavy bullet had crashed through her head, life was completely extinct, and her two baby childron were crying aloud their griof and fear at what had transpired before the arrival of the farhor. The young mother had been shot and killed by Henry Noles, a negro hand upon Wil liams' place. The oldest boy, aged 5 years told what had occured. As the mortally wounded woman sank to the floor, Noles shot at the boy the bullet grazing the child's head. The negro fled to the woods. Williams' neighbors wero stirred to the stage of enacting reckless and summary justice, and soon hundreds of infuriated friends and neighbors were scouring the fields and woods for tho negro. Sheriff Stewart and a posse with two bloodhounds join ed in the chaso. All day Saturday the search was kept up. TIIK NHfiliO CAI'TUUi'.!). Not until 4:00 Sunday morning was the human quarry brought to bay. Noles was found asleep back of an old stock house, near tho water tank, at Cowan, Tenn. Tbo capture was madu by N. If. Prince, Arthur Cowan, Will Keith, Will Suns, Jeff liratton and Ed Legg. Noles was brought to Winches ter and placed in the county jail. A warrant was immediately sworn out for Noles that ho might be speediiy com mittee for indictment. ANUKY C'l.oWl) OATllKKS. News of the capture of Noles Spread rapidly, and soon an angry and menac ing crowd of several hundred had gath ered. THE DEATH MAIif'H. The taking of the prisoner was speed ily accomplished, and no power at the disposal of the sheriff could resist suc cessfully. With the prisoner the crowd left Winchester for tho scene of the crime, twelve miles away, at 10:15 a. m. Thousands of people from all over tho county augmented the procession, which was four or live miles in length. Nol.Ks' STATEMENT. lie was asked a number of questions. Interrogated as to whether or not any ono else was implicated in the crime, Noles stated emphatically that thoro was no one but himsolf. "Why did you kill Mrs. Williams?" was asked. "I just done that because I had noth ing else to do." It was about 1 o'clock in the afternoon when tho Williams placo was reached. At a spot about one-fourth of a mile from tho Williams homo, within full view of tho scene of tho awful tragedy, tho march of death was halted. Noles was quickly put upon a stump and told that ho would bo given an opportunity to make a statement loforo being burned to death. Ho was calm and did not seem to bo excited or to appreciate tho awful doom that-awaited him. Ho looked about on the sea of avengers and laughed. The negro was then taken from tho stump to a tree. Ho was bound to the tree witli chains. His body was covered with oil, rails wero piled about him, and at 1:40 o'clock a match was applied. In stantly the body was enveloped in flames. Six thousand people stood about and in grim silence watched writhing form as Iho flames quickly dispatched the soul of the criminal, reeking with guilt, to its Maker. All the afternoon crowds lingered and kept the embers alive, until the last vestige of the body had been consumed. ' They then quietly dispersed. It is reported that the motive was rob bery, and .M was obtained by the mur derer. Mr. Williams is a farmer, well to do, and one of tho most prominent resident of this section of Franklin county. The dead woman was a mem ber of one of tho oldest and most re spected families in the county. Of tho two children he loaves the oldest is just five years. They alone wero wit nesses of the hurriblo tragi-dy. CORN DESTROYED. Great Damage To This Cereal By Drouth, Flood and Grasshoppers. Tho destruction to corn crops in this valley bv drouth, Hood and grasshop pers this year is beyond a parallel, thoso places which were spared by the drouth and grasshoppers being devasta ted by tho Hoods. At the conclusion of the drouth those farmers having bottom lands congratulated themselves on hav ing some corn that looked promising, but heavy rains and high winds pre-. vailed and completed tho ruin, lias is notable tho c.iso in tho vicinity of Sul phur Springs and Kbenezor and in fact along the entire I!ig Seqiiacheo river, ami farmers there aro very despondent. Entire tields have been wiped out of ex istence, tbo crops being prostrated in tho mud and now decomposing and rais ing a stench that is intolerable. It is feared that much sickness will fouul. fmm an miii'ti it iwnn i mmi n tr vefn- tation, as the smell can bo detected for miles. ! ....,.,., ......... , n -!- Tracy City. Special to tho News. r l. . . . . Luther Sartain of South Pittsburg,! was hero last woek. lion. Foster Y. Hrown and w ife, who j have been summering at Monteagle, , left last week on a trip to California. J Born to Dr. and Mrs. J. O. Stono last wook a fine boy. Rosscau Hall, tho littlo son of T. H. Hall, died last week of spinal meningi tis. Gen. John 14. Gordon, a distinguished I l Confederate general, lectured at Mont-!"'0 eaglo Thursday. The firm of T. S. lirown & Co., has been dissolved, Mr. Brown retiring. Mrs. II. E. McCormick and children of Birmingham, are spending a fow weeks on tho mountain. Mrs. Jo and Grace Reiliy, formerly of this place, but now of Nashville, are visiting friends here this week. Misses Alice Marler and Lula O'Con nor spent Monday and Tuesday in Se- wanee. The following oilicials of the Tennes see Coal, Iron & Railway company were hero last week inspecting this division of the company: D. II. Bacon, of New York, chairman board of directors; G. B. McCormack, of Birmingham, general management; Col. James L. Gaines of South Pittsburg, assistant general manager, and Chas. McCrary, of Birm inghatn, general manager of furnaces. Miss Lizzie Robbins, who has filled tho position of stenographer in the in the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway company's ollice for the past year, has resigned and returned to her homo in Knoxville. Pleasant Grove. Special to tho News. Joo Mcl'.rayer, of Sequaehoo, visited relatives of this place Sunday. Georgo Roark, of Chattanooga, is vis ing houiefolks for a fow days. Messrs. Issao Lambert and Frank Payne visited South Pittsburg Sunday. J. M. Biblo went to Comfort Monday to get wagon timber. Kelley Quarlos made a business trip to Jasper Saturday. Georgo Roark was all smiles Sunday night. I wonder why ? Mrs. Sallie Damo visited Mr. and Mrs. Dame Monday. Mrs lreno Lewis and Mrs. Jackson are visiting near Intnan. Miss Maud Dame visited homefolks Friday and Saturday. Russ Rogers, of South Pittsburg, died last Ihursday. His remains wero in terred at tho Pleasant Grove cemetery. Rev. Darr conducted the services. Quite a number wore present. We deeply sympathize with tho bereaved connec tion und friends. Miss Hatno Onoal visited homefolks Saturday. Walter Damo was out enjoying the breezy heighths of old Cumberland last Sunday. Attorney J. F. Roark, who has been booietolks for tho past two weeks, re turned to Chattanooga Sunday. C. R. Rogers and 11. II. Torhett mado a business trip to South Pittsburg Thursday. Miss Lou Payne looked sad Sunday night. Wonder wliat happened? 1 wonder what has become of "Do fetchit?'' I haven't seen anything from him for sometime, but 1 forget he's nam ing his baby. You must gel it named, old fellow, and give us a few. Success to the News and Us many readers. Tom Finch. To Save Her Child. From frightful disfigurement Mrs. Nannie Galleger, of La Grange, Ga., ap plied liucklen's Arnica Salve to great sores on her head and face, and writes its quick cure exceeded all her hopes. It works wonders in Sores, Hruises, Skin Kruptions, Cuts, Burns, Soalds and Piles, vl.'ie. Cure guaranteed by W. A. Turner, Victoria, and Whitwell Drug Co., Whitwell. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU TAKE Wh en you take Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic because the formula is plainly printed on every bottle showing that it is simply iron and quinine- in a tasteless foru No Cure, No Pay. iUc SEQUACHEE VINEYARD. What Fifteen Acres Has Pro duced in Five Years. DOES VITRICULTURE PAY IN THIS SEC TION ?-AN OBJECT LESSON. Started in 18!4-5, at a cost of about $100 an acre for clearing and planting, the record of this industry has ever been upward and onward, and we give the output by years, as follows : 1S9.") -Nominal ; no record. lSDO 1200 baskets; 12,000 lbs. .,.,, i , . n i i-.W-JU DasKCW ; OUU lus. loose , U,tal 50,000 lbs. ISSJS OUOO baskets; wine 1U.UUU lbs.; I total, 70,000. , lSU'J 7000 baskets wine, 15,000 i lbs.; total, 1)5,000 lbs. j. v v v ttv V IOL.1 I I've, w ...... . . .-n min il ' ' Each year increasing in steady pro tluction. 11)00 the average per acre was four ., auj frolu indications (at present 1001 will foot up 150,000 I pounds. PUBLIC SCHOOLS. , c Tkn Tnll Takm USUI ftnnM UlnHlU KDn ra" " -H" ...-,,.. tember 2d The opening exercises of tho public schools will commence September 2, atj 1) a. tn. The directors particularly re quest the attendance of the parents and friends of the children generally. Prof. D. A. Tate, county superintendent, is expected to be prosent. It would seem hardly necessary to remind tho people that all their children should be sent at the beginning of the term and be regu lar in attendance. The public school here otrers the necessary studies for or dinary citizenship, and if the people fail to avail themselves of the advant ages of secondary and primary schools a heavy responsibility lays on their shoulders. Americanism means intelli gence and intelligence is gained by practical education. Ono word further. Give the teachers your full support. Tho directors are responsible to you that they are fully qualified to perform their duties. You aro in a great measure responsible whether they succeed. Take advant age of what the state and county fur nishes free to all, but above all things do not hazard tho succoss of the school by neglect or apathy. We expect a full house next Monday morning. NEWT CREEK KILLED. Instantaneous Death From Being Crushed By a Sliding Tree. Sequachee College, Tenn., Aug. (Special to the News.) Newt. Creek, a stone mason, was instantly killed this morning by a tree crushing him. Ho was employed by the Atpontley Coal Company, and was laying a wall in a doop trench. On the bank directly above him was a largo tree, and without warning the side caved in bringing down the treo, which crushed Creek be neath it, killing him instantly. Ha leaves a wito and two children who live at Wbitwell, Tenn. His remains were sent to Whitwoll for interment Satur day night, lie was about 48 years of ago and well-known. Their Secret Is Out. All Sadieville, Ky., was curious to learn the cause of tho vast improve ment in the health of Mrs. S. P. Wblt taker, who had for a long time endured untold suffering from a chronic bronchi al trouble. "It's all due to Dr. King's New Discovery," writes her husband. It completely cured her and also cured our little grand-daughter of a severe at tack of Whooping Cough." It positive- ly cures Coughs, Colds, La Grippe, Bron chitis, all Throat and Lung Troubles. Guaranteed bottles ."0c and H. 00. Trial bottles free at W. A. Turner's, Victoria, and Whitwoll Drug Co., Wbitwell. TESTING COKE. Douglass Coal Co. Making a Practical Test at Victoria. Victoria, Tenn., Aug. il. (Special to tho News.) Capt. John Frater, of this place, tho mining expertof the Douglass Coal it Coke Compiinj, lias been making a practical test of coal Vrotn th mines of tho company, near Dunlap, at this placo. Toreo ovens hav been burned andthocok is of superior quality. It is to be hoped tho company will secure these -avens and krep tbm running. Kead the Nfc und be happy. LAUGHING WATER FALLS. Visit to This Beautiful but Little Known Spot. A small party went to Laughing Water Falls Sunday afternoon, leaving here about 2 o'clock. The party waa very hastily made up, and was composed of Mr. and Mrs. Knos Ilitrtzell, Miss Annie Scott, and Messrs Ollie llartzell and W. C. Hill. The ladies were mounted and the gentlemen a loot. The fa'l is located in Saw Mill Coe, just at the head of the moun tain road, and alter an ascent of nearly two miles up that splendid highway, the party found itself on the brink of Saw Mill Gulch. A fine breeze was stirring, making a decided contrast to the sweltering heat ol the valley, and the roar of the fall, located some three hun dred ft ft below, was plainly audi ble over ihe noise of the wind coursing through the tops of the giant pines fringing the edge of the bluff. A rough and tumble descent was then made, the horses being left tethered at the summit, and as the party neared the bottom the glor ies ol the place burst into sight. Crossing the top of the fall the party skirted the further side to gain the bottom, whence a mag nificent view of the cataract was gained. A vast arching rock af forded a bulwark over which the water poured with rush and roar, spatter and clatter, as if from the lip of an immense pitcher, ai d falling some 50 or GO feet turned to fine cpray on the rocks below and thence flowed down the cove. During the recent rains the volume of water had evidently been enor mous for the driftwood was piled high in the branches of the trees. A wide cavern yawned behind the fall, its front garnished with ferns of beautiful texture, which were anointed with the unceasing spray from the fall. The descending water caused a chilly breeze to cir culate in the recesses of the place, and while the spot was beautiful and romantic, the atmosphere in the words of Mr. Mantelini "was demed unpleasant." An exhausting climb to the summit was the concluding rite in this worship of the great god Pan, and after a short rest the party re turned to Sequachee weary but de lighted with their trip. Victoria Uriels. Special to tbe News. John Christian was unloading a fine car of coal Saturday. Levi ltowlin of Soquachoo Cove, was in town Saturday. J. 1$. Womack, our accommodating depot agent, has returned from a vaca tion trip of four weeks visiting relatives at various places. Mrs. A. Coppinger, of CoppingorCovo, was in town Saturday shopping. , Abe Kilgore was in the centre Satur day looking as if ho enjoyed life. Victorians greatly sympathize with Mr. John T. lloyd in his recont bereave ment. Mrs. lloyd was a good woman and leaving a family of eleven children her loss is keenly folt. J. N. Jackson "went to Whitwell Sat urday. A large number attended the ice cream supper at I'nion Grove Saturday night. W. A. Turner wishes to say to his friends that he greatly desires those who are indebted to him to como for ward and settle as lie needs the money. "A friend in need is a friend indeed" r feels that a little beip and Mr. Turner now would touch tho right spot. He is not asking any favor, really, only for wh at is due him. Educate Your Bowels. Your bowels can be trained as well as your muscles or your brain. Cas carets Candy Cathartic train your bowels to do right. Genuine tablets stamped C. C. C. Never sold in bulk. All druggists, ioc. WA NTKD Trustworthy men and wo men to travel and advertise for old es tablished house of solin financial standing. Salary, 7so a year and ex pences. all payable in cash. No can vassing required. Give references and enclose self-addressed envelope. Ad dress Manager, o.'j Caxton lildg., Chicago. MY LONG LOST BROTHER ! Did He Lose His Identity and Become The Famous Philospher and Author of Pea Ridge, Tenn.? A SAD STORY THAT MAY YET END WELL. JiM.i.sVll.l.K, N. C, August l'.'th, l'.MN). f EihtohNkws: Many years ago, under very peculiar and distressing circum stances, I became separated from a younger brother of whoso whereabouts I have never been able to obtain even a possible clue until vory recently. I do not know that it is necessary to state through what agency I came into possession of the information which leads mo think it possible that my lost brother has wandered into Tennessee and become the renowned author and famous philosopher of Pea Ridge, but to leave nothing unsaid or undone that may assist me in my search, I will give all particulars, relating first bow it hap pened that I obtained my present clue to his whereabouts. You see it was like this: Sometime ago a weary-looking specimen of lost manhood, calling himself Prof. Timothy, came into Joggsville, N, C, peddling a recipe which he claimed would "oblit erate blemishes from folks character," and at the same time "remove- scab can cers, warts, molds and other cutaneous deformities." At first I paid no attention to this "vender of obliterations" importunate entreaties to purchase his valuable re cipe, but when he told mo how it had ob literated the past career of ono Newman Noggs, of Pea Ridge, Tenn., and mado him, Noggs, a famous author, philoso- nliol" and trrnar. man t 1. nut. t.n nift t.hinl . , . . . . ... ingand taking a retrospection of the, past. Now as my name is "Hoggy Joggs,-' it will be observed that there is kind a of a euphonious rhythm in tbo names of "Joggs" and "Noggs," and remember ing, also, that I had once lost a younger brother by the name of "Knewsome Joggs" it occurred to me that possibly he might have been hoodooed by the recipo of this "peddlor of obliteration" and changed his name to that of "new-Man Noggs." At any rate, to get all the informa tion possible concerning this wonderful "new-Man Noggs," and to find out if he was really my lost brother, I gave tbe "obliteration peddler" two-bits for bis recipe, (not that I needed it myself, for there's no stains on my immaculate linen), and further catechised him. He then informed me that Mr. "new Man Noggs" was indeed a very brilliant and wonderful man and highly thought of in the l'oa Ridge neighborhood; that as a philosopher Mr. Noggs was exceed ingly wise and without a poor in the Pea Kidge settlement ; that as an author tbe many cute and funny things which he had written and published in the rag-time periodicals of Pea Ridge about himsolf, Mrs.Noggs and the little Noggs had made him famiAis and renowned. Also that tho little Noggs' formed nino- tentbs of the population of Pea Ridge, and were it not for tbe inexhaustible resources of Mr. new-Man Noggs tho cupboard and "meal barrel" of the Noggs' would bo as empty as a last year's bird nest. And now, Mr. Editor, having gleaned this much information concerning Mr. new-Man Noggs, of Pea Ridge, Tenn., and compared his general characteris tics, as they wore given me.by the "ped lar of obliteration," with those of my lost brother, I am constrained to believe that this "new-Man Noggs," of Pea Ridgo, has lost bis identity, and is in fact tho self-same "Knewsome Joggs" of whom I have so long been in search. I will, therefore, endeavor to acquaint you with a few particulars concern ing my brother "Knewsome," and tell how I became separated from him so long ago. Hack in the early years of the '70's i Knewsome and I, together with eleven Histers, were living in the Smoky Moun I tains of Western N. C, with our parents, j at a place called Joggs' Hottora. I was lu" y-y-, aw s I mainstay on the farm. Heing so many f.f ti u Nrn u-i.rn tt Kimrtin vnrir rw.nl snit I had grown up witboutany opportunities of an education except those offered by my parents around the fireside. My sisters and brother "Knewsome" were also growing up in ignorance, and times being hard, it see mod ai if it was going to be impossible for any of us to acquire a school education. Knewsome was then a lad of about It years, and exceed ingly bright and promising for that ago. "Maw" and "Paw" loth had high aspi rations for him, and in 'fact we all re cognized his superior intellect, and de termined that we would concentrate the efforts of the entire family to give him the benefits of a collegiate educa tion. Well, in lbs year of which I speak Ihe seasons in tho Smoky Moun tains was tho best ever known and tho corn crop in Jogg's liottom the most bountiful in its history. We had corn galore and Knewsomo Joggs' collegiate education was a foregone conclusion. "Maw's" aspirations for him jumped up several notches higher, and sho ulready saw him installed in tho Whitehouso at Washington for a third term; "Paw" pictured him ranking foremost among tho great authors of the nineteenth century, and my sisters had picked out , many positions for him to hold after his ! graduation, ranging from tho top round I of the ladder down to a country parson or "county trustee." Gainesville Academy, at Gainesville, Ga., forty-five miles distance, was agreed upon as tho Institution where "Knewsome" should take his first , course. Tho first session of the 3d torm I of this institute was to commence Sep j tomber 1st. "Paw" had the rheumatics 'about this time, and it was decided tr it I 1 was to take a loud of last year's corn down to Gainesville, sell it, pay the j first installment on Knewsomo's tuition j and loavo him at the academy. Well, about o'clock ono morning in tho lat ter part of the month, Knowaome and I started for Gainesville with a heavy load of corn, drawn by a "flea-beaten gray" and two mulos. At 10 o'clock that night we drove into a wagon at Gaines ville, fed the stock and camped for tho night in the rooms provided for patrons of the yards. And here let mo remark that ours was the only wagon in tho yard that night, which was something unusual and puzzled me, but the rea sons were soon made clear. Karly next morning we were up, and after improvis ing a breakfast I left Knewsome to look after the wagon and stock, and went to find a purchaser for the corn. Little did I think as I left Knewsome that morning it would be with the lapse of years if ever saw him again. liutsuch has prov en true, for something occurred a fow moments afterwards which has separ- ated us from that day to this. Living ..L.,,,0 .,,, . , in obscurity in the "Smokies," and not taking any paper, we bad not heard that tho small-pox was raging in Gainesville, and consequently wo had run right into it without a moment's notice. Howevor, I soon found out that such was the case, for I hadn't proceeded a block from the wagon yard before I was accosted by an officer who said, "Come along with mo young man, you've got the small-pox," and despite my protestations and at tempts to explain, I was hustled out of town to the pest-house. I, of course, didn't have the small-pox when I was sent to the pest-house, but I was not long there before I got a bad case of it. For five or six weeks I wasdelirous, and didn't know anything, and two months had intervened before I was discharged from the pest-house pronounced cured. Just as soon as I bad obtained my free dom, I went in search for Knewsomo. At the wagon yard, where we stopped, I found the wagon only and could hear nothing of my brother except that he too had had tbe small-pox and boon dis charged from tho pest-bouse cured, and as to tbe horse and mules, they had either eaten their beads off or starved to death for the want of food. With this state of affairs staring me in tbe face there was nothing left for me to do but to set out on foot for my homo back at Joggs' liottom, in the "Smo kies." This I did in light and joyous anticipation of being reunited with my brother Knewsome and loved ones at home. Thirty-six hours of weary walk ing and .1 was back at my home in Joggs' Uottom. And did I find Knew some there as I expected? Oh, no; the brilliant intellect of the family had not put in his appearance and my homo was a scone of lamentation and desolation. When I had failed to return In due time my "Paw" and "Maw" went to Gaines ville to look us up. On arriving there they found tho small-pox had rapidly spread and the city was rigidly quaran tined and no one could enter. All they ever heard of us was through a note which Knewsomo had probabiy written on the day I so abruptly left him. I now have before me the original of this noto, and I give it herewith word for word, hoping that should it fall under tbe eye of Mr. new-Man Noggs, and if he is really my lost brother he will re cognize it, and thus re-establish bis re lationship to the Joggs'. Here's the noto : "G.VNKsvii.i., Ga.. 1st.. "Dkaii Paw : Wo ar wey down hero in Guorgy, and corn is not selling a tall. The lead mule is sick and ltro. Uoggy he's dead also, Your aff. son, K.NKU sMK J()I.(.H." This note was tbe last tidings we ever had of Knewsome, and in conclusion, Mr. Klitor, having given my reasons for believing that Mr. new-Man Noggs, the great philosopher and author of Pea Ridge, Tenn., of whom the "peddlor of obliteration" has told me so much, is my brother, notwithstanding be may have lost his identity and become a "Noggs" instead of a Joggs, you will, there fore, confer a great favor upon the Joggs', of Joggsville, by publishing this and thu helping them toestablish their relationship with this grnat new-Man, "Noggs," of Pea Ridge, Tenn. Rosp'l yours U;., !. V JlH.I.S.