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SEQUACHEE, TENN,, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1907. NO. 46. SUNDAY MURDER AT HALE'S BAR ANSOM BURL1NQAME MEETS DEATH BY BLOW of DATE CHANGED FOR SPECIAL Nashville. Chattanooza & St. Louis Leaves May 27th, for Reunion at Richmond. BRIDGEPORT, ALA. Notes From the Growing City at the Entrance to the Valley, Ala., Struck With Bench In the Hands of J. Felkins Preliminary Examination Took Place at Jasper Monday. Anson Bnrlinrauie, an employe the Glaver-Gnnter camp at Hale's Bar, wan struck across the neck with a lx'iich in the hands of J. F. Felkins Sunday morning and was afluiwut in stantly killed by the .blow, which broke his neck. According to the story that conies from the camp of the murder, things look pretty black for Felkins. The lat ter is much the younger and stronger man of the two. Both were drinking yesterday and had several fights, in which it is alleged Burlingame got the worst of it. Burlingame, also, it is charged, kept trying to avoid trouble, until at last, in a tit of drunken anger, Fjlkins raised the beiioli and struck Burlingame the terrible and fatal blow. Burlinuame was about 41 years of age and his home or place of birth are unknown. He had been at work in the camp as a fireman for some time and has made a good workman, al tho he has had few clone friends and jw far as could be learned told no one anything about his former life. The body will be interred at the camp. Felkins is about 25 years of age and is a son of V. P. Felkins, who lives north of Hill City, near the White Oak cemetery. Deputy D. A. McBride, special officer at the camp, arrested Felkins snnu after the killinn' nfter n ex citing chase, including a swim to the J ana' middle of the river and a hiding place in the midst of some debris near the dam. McBride at once turned his man ov er to Coroner McCullough, of Marion county, and the coroner's jury return ed a verdict fixing the blame on Fel kins. The preliminary examination of Felkins was held at Jasper Monday. Felkins has a wife and one child living in South Chaitanooga, from whom he has been separated for some time. The Chattanooga Times says : At a preliminary hearing before Esquire W. B. Johnson, at Jasper, Tenn., Monday afternoon, J. F. Felkins was bound over under a $5,000 bond for the mur der of Anson Burlingame at the Oliver Gunter company's camp at Hale's Bar Sunday morning. His trial will prob ably come up before the circuit court at Jasper, commencing the first Mon day in August. Felkins was defended by B. E. Tatum, of Jasper, while the prosecution was represented by P. H. Thatch, also of Jasper, who had been retained by friends of the murdered man. From parties who attended the trial it was learned that the evidence introduced was very damaging to Fel kins, and it is probable that when his case comes before the circuit court he will have some trouble in preventing a verdict of murder in the first degree. He was unable to make bond yesterday and is still held by the sheriff of Ma rion county. It was learned that Burlingame is probably connected with one of the most prominent families in Massachus etts and Connecticut. Since he com menced work at the lock and dam he had been regularly receiving letters from that section bearing the crest of the Burlingame family, and it was stated yesterday that he was a cousin of Edward Livermore Burlingame, who has been editor of Scribner's Mag azine since 1880. Edward L. Burling game is the son of the United States Congressman Anson Burlingme, of Bos ton, Mass., who died in 1870 and for whom the murdered man was named. Anson Burlingame was a a noted dip lomat during his life time, having been sent as United States minister to Austria in lsttl. After that he was made minister to China, which position he filled until lMliT, when he was appointed special, Chinese envoy and negotiated what is known in history as the ''Burlingame Treaty" with the United States, this being the first acceptance by China of the principles of international law. Later he negotiated treaties with Den mark, Sweden, Holland and Prussia and died in St. Petersburg while nego riating a treaty with Russia. It is stated that the murdered man became addicted to the use of liquors and had left his home in Connecticut for this reason, wandering around the country. Information of hi death has been sent to his relatives and it is ex pect'd that his lxidy will be shipped north within a few davs. The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway has changed the date for the leaving of the special train to ':he United Cxnifederate Veteran's Ke- mmon at iticnmona to way n., "u which date the "train will leave at 3 p. in. It will arnlve in Richmond on ithe afternoon of Mav 28. For the 2th a day boat ride has been arranged down the picturesque ..lames Kiver to iwr folk, where the Jamestown Exposition is being held, the return trip to Rich mond being aguin made during the day, in time for the reunion. The cost of the round trip between Richmond and Norfolk will be $1.50. This James River trip over one tf Virginia's most interesting sections, rich in the colonial .and civil war per iods. In that of the colonial we pass Shirley, the home of the Carters, the mansion, built in 1042, is still to be seen. Berkley, the birthplace of Pres idents William' Henry Harrison and John Tyler. Westover, the home of Col. William Byrd, the well preserved mansion built in 1737. Weyanoke, where stands a very old colonial home. Brandon, one of the old Harrison fam ily's estate, where still stands a well preserved and beautiful home, filled with a rare collection of portraits and furniture of that period. In the civil war days Fort Harrison and Drewry's Bluff, which Gen. Bushrod Johnson's Tennessee brigade defended so gallant ly and successfully, Dutch Gap Canal, where Gen. B. F.Butler, of the Union forces, changed the channel of the James River bv discing a canal across a narrow neck to avoid Confederate guns. At Bermuda Hundred, where this same Gen. Butler maneuvered so badlv that Gen. Grant applied the ex nression that Butler had been "bottled nn" and Lee held the stopper. At City Point, Gen. Grant's headquarters and more noted as the point where the Confederate and Federal prisoners of war were exchanged. At Sewell's Point, the site of the Jamestown Ex position, and where the Confederate batteries were placed that took part in the engagement between the Merrimac and Monitor in the waters or Jtiamp ton's Roads. Here will be assembled the creat modern battleships of the world, around and through which the boat will nass. affording !tho bestop portnnity for inspecting them ana familiarizing the visitor with the flags of each nation floating from their mastheads. This will be of advantage while visiting the exposition in locat ing the nationality of each warship. The return journey from Richmond will be commenced as soon as possible after the unveilinar of the Jeff Davis monument, which takes place on the afternoon of June 3, with the expecta tion of arriving in Nashville on the af ternoon of June 4. Nashville Anieri can. Stove Paid For. The trustees of the town ball have fettled the balance due on the stove pnt in the ball last fall. When the play. "The Last Loaf," was present ed, the need of a stove fur heating the hall became at once appnnnt. and Mr. Sam Sherman kindly ordered one. Since that time payments have been made on it, as funds were available, anil Fridav the account wa- settled, and the stove, which cost $15, is now the probity of the citizens of the town. Mr. Sh.'nuan contributed the exft-l; of freight and ordering by tel- ln:i Pryor Cove. Special to the Ncivs. Tom Willis, of Jasper, was on our streets Wednesday. Anderson Copeland was in the cove Thursday. F. M. McCullough was in Sequachee Wednesday. Tink Wilkins, of the Fork, was in the cove Thursday. Boss and George Brewer, of Jasper, were visiting E. G. and T. L. Haynes Sunday. Anderson and John Shadrick went to Tracv City Sunday. F. M. McCullough was visiting T. L. Havnes Sunday. W. D. Haynes and wife and baby visited Mrs. J. M. Haynes Sunday. Wheat looks well in the cove. Orie Anderson, of Chattanooga, is visiting the family of Jess Abrams. Jess Abrams and family were visit ing in Jasper Sunday. Corn in the cove' ought to do well for it is on a good pasture. The weeds are about to take it. Jese Conpinger and Will Burnett, of Conninger Cove, were at F. M. Mc Cnlloutrh's Friday. Sheriff Westmoreland was at F. M, MeCullongh's Sunday. Tom Foster, of Jasper, was on our streets Sunday. F. M. McCullough was called to the lock and dam Sunday to hold an in- qnest over Anson Burlingame who was killed bv J. f. 1-eiKins. Mrs. J. W. Walsh was in Jasper shopping Saturday. Ulphin Ferguson was in Whit well Saturday. H. M. Westmoreland and Mr. Bass, of Chattanooga, were in the cove fox hunting Wednesday night. Hot Summer's Pal. Things are hustling here. C. K. Boothe, of Huntsville, is erecting some cottages here. U. a. Sohoheld lett tor Birmiagham Friday on a business trip. Bridgeport will have a paper ail a few weeke as several parties have been her looking over the location. The offices of the DeLoach Mill Co. are installed in the '"flat iron" build ing and occupy an entire floor. The company has an up-to-date printing plant connected with its business to handle it own printing, equipped with a two-revolution cylinder, and three jobbers. ihe DeLoach Mill Co. plant is loca ted in the building formerly occupied by the pipe wrks, which were lamght by tbe citizens of Bridgeport and pre sented to the company. The expense of moving the plaaat from Atlanta was also paid by the citizens, who in a very public-spirited manner promptly raised if 10, (KM) when they learned the DeLoach Co. was seeking a location, and secured the enterprise. The pres ent building is in no wise adequate for the enterprise and a structure of con crete, 000 feet long, is being put up to be used exclusively as a machine shop. The company is now employing about it') men. its tull capacity is 2.o, but there is no provision for such a num ber as yet. Its product, saw mills and mill machinery, are. shipped to all parts of the world. Ernest Walker, of Whitwell, is an employe of the DeLoach Co. as ma chinist. Chas. Ketner, formerly of Victoria, has a very neat flouring mill located here, and says his business is very good, so much so that if he had more capital he would enlarge his facilities to accommodate increasing business. S. D. Johnson went up to Jasper Friday to be present at the closing ex ercises of Pryor Institute. The Southern Railway will miss Bridgeport by about miles. How ever an electric line to So. Pittsburg is under contemplation, Southern officials agreeing to take stock in the enter prise. ' There is not a vacant store room in the city and houses are at a premium. It s money for some, one to come Here and put up houses for rent or purchase. Simpson Bros, report a nice business in their store in the Hudson Building. Saturday was payday with three in dustries here, about $7,000 being dis bursed. The case of Druggist Freeman, who was arraigned before Justice Fenni- more, for selling Hostetter s Bitters, resulted in Freeman being bound over to court in $200 bond, t Stanly. Special to the Nevus. Miss Ida Belle Massengale called on Mary J. Francis Tuesday. Mrs. Malinda Lusk called on Mrs. James Lusk' Monday. Miss Julia Lawson, of Kelly's Ferry spent Sunday night with her cousin, Mrs. Mary Durham. Miss Josie Durham looked pleased Sunday as her best fellow was with her. Quite a large crowd attended church at Luckport Sunday. Mary Francis called on Mrs. W. A. Francis Sunday eve. Misses Mary and Isabelle Jackson, of Lookout Valley, attended church Sun day. Annie Sharp looked pleased Sunday. Mrs. Mary Bailey called on Mrs. G. W. Lusk Sunday. T. H. Ritchie called on Samuel Lusk Tuesday. Honeysuckle. Whitwell, 8; P. I., 7. JASPER, Tenn., May 11. -The Whitwell and Pryor Institute base ball teams played a very interesting game of ball here Saturday evening on the college grounds. Minnis pitched a rattling good game, but failed to get good support at critical times. Debab la made the star catch ot the game, a short fly back of third base and very difficult to get. Whitwell presented a strong team, their battery work being especially good. Jones at first, played a hue game. The score: Innings 1 Whitwell, 2 Prvor Institute, 2 i UNCLE GID'S LETTER. If wo could only know the great number of promises made and broken we, would almost, I fear, loose faith in mikind, but the story lam going to tell yon is of a young boy who made and kept a promise while he lived, which was many years. This boy was called Davie, but when I first became acquainted with him he was called Un cle Davy, which was about 35 years ago. Davy and his sister, Serenie, were the son and daughter of a widow ed mother, their father having died soon after Serenie was Iwrn. Their mother was a pious, good woman and one of the old fashioned women of the early days we love to talk and read alxnit. At the age of 14 years Davy's moth er was taken seriously sick. She soon realized that she must die and leave her two orphan children at the mercy of a cold hearted world. She one day called Davy to her bedside and said to him, "My son, I realize that I must die and leave you and my little daugh ter but before I go I want to know whether you have ever taken any in toxicating drinks or not." Davie, with nis little heart almost bursting with sorrow, said, ''No, mother, I never did. " 'Will you promise, me, my son, you never will." "Yes, mother, I will. " Then she laid her arm around his neck as he leaned over the bedside and said, "My son, will you promise me never to play cards or gamble?" Davie, weeping as though his heart would break made the proin sie. Then she kissed him and asked God to bless her boy and help him to keep his promises. David promised to care for little Serenie. In a few days he followed the lifeless form of his mother to the silent graveyard and saw it lowered to its last resting place. No father was ever kinder to his daughter than David was to his sister. I knew them both well, have hunted with David many times, and I am con fident he never tasted a drop of liquor in his life, and he told me out of his own month that he didn't know the taste of liquor, and t don't believe he knew one card from another. A kind er, better man I never knew or lived by, Auiit Sereriiewas' a favorite" 'of my wife, and she often talks about Uncle Dave and Aunt Serenie. Uncle Dave has often told me he had rather die than break his promise to his mother. He lived and died a sober virtuous man. Neither ever married, but one thing I can say, while they lived no orphan child ever was denied a shelter. It seemed they were never so happy as when they had some or phan chiMren under their care. Both have gone to rest but while their bodies lie in the silent tomb, they are not forgotten by friends who knew the story of their Jives. Ah ! how much better would it be for many who yet live on earth if they had kept their vows and pledges made to loved ones while dying. Ah ! how much better the world would be if men and women would keep their vows and obligations made to each other. Davy is the only man I ever really knew that kept his promise to his mother. A child promising his mother to live soberly and honestly I Think or it, ye falso vowers. Uncle Davy raised one or my own cousins to manhood, he being a father less and motherless boy, and of tender age. True the connections were able to care for Johnny, but Uncle Dave begged so hard that his uncle agreed he might have him as there were five others to care for. Johnny grew to manhood and in a love affair took his own life, the story of which I don't care to relate as it is too sad. Girls and boys, be honest and don't flirt and lie. Keep your promises. UNCLE GID. iaclien Repairs CASTINGS of All Kinds Promptly Supplied Why send your work out of the valley when it can be done cheaper at home? Help build up your own section. MARKET PRICE PAID FOR CAST IRON SCRAP. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. BLACKLOCK FOUNDRY, Agent, for... SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENH. BUfKESLEE GAS &. GASOLINE ENGINES. ww,n r" BIG CONTRACT FOR T. C. & I. CO. HULDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND TONS OF STEEL RAILS FOR HARRIMAN LINES. NEW YORK, May ll.-One of the largest individual orders for steel rails placed with a single steel company has been given, it was stated last night, to the Tennessee Coal & Iron Company by the Hamman lines. The contract calls for 150,000 tons of steel rails, rep resenting a gross business of close $o, 000,000. Of this order 11,000 tons are for the Union and Southern Pacific systems and the balance for the Illin ois Central. The contract calls for de livery in 11(08 at the rate of 15,000 tons a month. The rails are to be of tbe open hearth variety. Miss 2 il 4 5 0 7 S !) 1 0 1 : 1 0 0 x H 0 0 1 0 0 3 10- Eastland. Special to tht News.' There was prayer meeting at this place Sunday evening. John Atterton was visiting Fannie Doak Sunday. Mrs. John Pease, Mrs. John Layne and Mrs. Foster Layne went to the ri ver Sunday, Lon Reeves has the mumps. There was no coal run here Saturday and Monday on account of some re pairs being made on the tip. Ye writer went four miles down Ca ney Fork River Saturday and returned about two o'clock hnngji,,.an4. tired but enjoyed the trip viewing the mountain scenery along the river. Would like to hear from David Mc- Nabb at Empire, Ala. James Elrod has been on the sick list for a few days but is able to be out and will return to work in a few days. Hurrh for Boney Moore ! He will make a good election commissioner and will see that things are kept straight at the ballot box. Three cheers for Patterson. The company is laying a pipe line from the coke ovens to Pilot Knob and will pump water from the river to furnish the coke ovens and boilers at the mines. There is one hundred coke ovens in operation at this place at present. There is work here every day in the week for several hundred men. . Jehue Lavne took an active part in the prayer meeting Sunday. Several of the miners went hshing Saturday as there was no work at the mines. Everybody subscribe for the News the bef t local paper in the South. J. G. Wonderful Eczema Cure. "Our little boy had eczema for five years," writes N. A. Adams, Henri etta, Pa. "Two of our home doctors said the case was Hopeless, his lungs lieinir affected. We then employed oth er doctor but no benefit resulted. Bv chance we read alsmt Electric Bitters: taught a tattle and soon noticed im provement. We continued this medi cine nntil several bottles were used. when our tav was completely cured. Best of all blood medicines and taly building health tunics. Guaranteed at Curtis & Coppinger's. 50c. A Narrow Escape. G. W. Cloyd, merchant of Plunk, Mo., had a narrow escape four years ago when he ran a jimsou bur into his thumb. He savs : 'The doctor want ed to amputate it but I would not con sent. I bought a hox of Bucklen s Ar nica Salve and that cured the danger ous wound." 25c at Curtis & Coppin ger's. KIDNEYS are strengthened nti-i toneil " Hood. .H-ap:iii!!.i it ' ires all their ailmri.l-, p:iin in ;.,e l..;:s a.ul THE BACKACHE. Bun th TOllIA. SnK'ril fr the News SWEET POTATO PLANTS FOR SALE ! $ I per thousand, JOHN M. LEWIS, Jasper, Tenn. Good Words for Chamberlain's Cough Re m m People everywhere take pleasure in testifying to the good qualities of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Mrs, Edward Phillips, of Barclay, Md. writes: '! wish to tell yon that can recommend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. My little girl, Catherine, vho is two years old, has been taking this remedy whenever she has had a cold since she was two months old About a month ago I contracted dreadful cold myself, but I twk Cham berlain's Cough Remedy and was soon as well as ever. " This remedy is for sale by Jno. W. Simpson. Graveyard Cleaning. The good people or ssardia will mee the st .Saturday in June tor the .pur nose of cleaning the graveyard. Every Ixxly is invited to come and bring their baskets and spend the day. There will be i reaching at M o'cloc by the pastor or some other brother. DeWitt's Cartalized Witch Hazt Salve do not merely heal on the aur face; it iienetratea the pores and promptly relieves pain, caused bv boils, burns, m-alds. cuts and skin diseases. It i especially gixd for piles. Beware of imitations. Sdd by J. W. Simp son, Jasper, Tenn. BUNKER HILL. Special to the Neivs. I will write a little this week to keep ''Watchman" from thinking I am dead. "Watchman" wanted to know about S. B. Brown's gate. He repaired it and filed a bill against Walter Brewer in sorghum court and Walter took ap peal to John Bryant's hist Sunday, and he claims damage for getting his hat muddy. You see he has beat the old folks and if he can get the girl he has got the whole family beat. He says he intends to hang his hat there next Sunday. Frank Brewer says that Walter hangs his hat in the fork of a maple in the yard. Walter has bought L. P. Brew er's fine gray horse. Of course he will have to get someone to ride him. He can't ride his mules and horse too. He knows how to win. Someone told rue that Dock White said the preacher's mule colt was sev en feet and four inches high. Ye writer set out one hundred and eighty cabbage plants Friday. Miss Maggie Brown was visiting ye writer Sunday. She says she saw her bst fellow unday at church. Some boys were rabbit hunting Sunday. One of them had on a white hat. Walter Brewer was visiting ye wri ter Sunday. Frank Layne keeps knocking at me through "Watchman." If he will take the paper it is only 50 cents a year I am ready to answer him. If he don't take it I can't fool my tlutfe With hli. I heard he went across the river and. stayed all night and next morning whentho woman got up she saw a cow grab something out of the window and thought it was some sacks. So she ran the cow about a quarter and made her drop the bundle and it was Frank the cow had grabbed. They say if you want to get plenty of fish all you have to do is to get Frank in the riven1 and all the fish will come out as fast as they can get out. All the teams that belong to the stave mill will leave Tuesday for Look out Mountain. L. P. Brewer is planting corn and potatoes this week. The nights are as if winter was still on hand. Would like to hear from Joe Austin and family. Old Blue. Etna. young folks a There was a All reported a Coalmont. Special to the News. We are having lots or sickness here. Mrs. Jackson Fults is very low with fever. Mrs. Robert Slone is improving af ter having had the fever. Mrs. Goforth has a real sick little girl with fever at this writing. Miss .Mamie Meadows is on the sick list. Call Dykes preached on Sweeton Hill Sunday. Frank Campbell was all smiles bun- day. Misses Maggie and Mattie Lockhart looked cute Sunday. Miss Maud Sweeton looked cute Sun day. Mr. Lockhart called on Emmet Woodlee Sunday eve. Jess Woodlee visited his brother Sun day. Mrs. A. J. Blackwoll and Jim Lock hart visited Mrs. Thompson in Mont eagle last Saturday and Sunday. Laurence Phipps called on his best 'irl Sunday. Misses Mattie and Maggie Lockhart visited Mrs. Erpha Woodlee Sunday eve. Mrs. Franklin Abernathy is visiting her mother at Tracy City. Miss Katie Lockhart and Willie Thompson were in Pelham last Sun dav. Miss Nancy Sweeton looked sweet Sunday. Mrs. J. .1. Woodlee and airs, a red Woodlee called on Mrs. Tom Woodlee Sunday eve. Misses Maggie Lewis, (ra Lewis, Maggie Lockhart Kapha Woodlee, and Clara Woodlee called on Miss Ruth Richinont Sunday. Cleve Camplell called on Willie Sweeton Sunday. Onstava. Special to the Nr.t'S Mr. Ford gave the party Saturday night. large crowd present. nice tune. Misses Fay Myers and Alyce Parker looked very pretty Saturday night at the party. Miss Fay Myers said Tomie Newsom was the prettiest boy at the party Sat urday night. Mr. and Mrs. Young are visiting m Whitwell this week. Mrs. Martha McNabb is visiting homefolks. A largo crowd was at Sunday school Sunday. Miss Alice 1'arker said John Jones was very pretty. Ed Milligan was sorry Miss Mollie Skiles was not at Sunday school Sunday. Bertha Trimear said Mie was 'sorry that Tommy Looney did not have the bouquet she sent him Sunday. Mrs. Martha Mcisaho and taytie Myers and Alice Parker took a walk to the mines Sunday. Missfaytie Myers and Alice farker say they are going to Whitwell Satur day. I guess they will be very tired before they get there. elvet Roue. Commencement Exercises. Commencement exercises of Pryor Institute, Jasper, commenced Friday night with the oratorical contest. Sat- uruay night was the celebration or the primary classes. Sunday the com mencement sermon was delivered and Monday night Dr. Ira M. IV well, of Chattanooga, delivered the literary ad dress. Tuesday night was the annual concert. Regular graduation exercises were held yesterday morning. There were fonr graduates. The exercises were interesting throughout, and in spite of bad weath er, well attended. The work of Prof. Dossett, the principal of the school is strongly endorsed, and he received' salstantial testimony of the regard in which he is held, both from the trus tees of the college and the students. Don't Pay Alimony. to lie divorced from your apiM-ndix There will ba no occasion f'r it if von keep your bowels regnlar with Dr. King's New Life Pills. Their ao tion is so gentle that the appendix nev er has cause to make the least com plaint. Guaranteed by Curtis Hi Cop pinger. Try them. A little Kodol taken occasionally, es pecially after eating, will relieve sour stomach, belching and heartburn. J. B. Jones, Newport, Tenn., writes: "I am sure three one-dollar Kittles of your Kodol positively cured lneof dysjiepsia, ami I can recommend it as that was three years ago and I haven't lieen lxthered Mnce witii it." Kodol i guaranteed to give relief. Sold by J. W. Simpeon, Jaiqier, Teun. v.