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When above is sold will also sell my residence on t Fifth street. Address, I I. W. STONE, :: Union City, Tenn. auiiiuiiiiiiiiiiuauiuiiauiiriuiuiuuiiiiiuiumiuiiuuai 3 1 JUS! ONCE If we can get you to buy "TIP TOP" Flour US1 ONCE Your future biscuit making will require none other but TIP TOP." ardy Grain Co. Telephone, - No. 7 .mmmmmmmmminmHmmmmmmmmmmm NOW is the time to get our SUMMER PRICES on COAL: i CITY ICE AND COAL CO. DISTRIBUTORS OF COMFORT. one No. 150. PAINT! PAINT! PAINT! ',3&e38rBa388B8S Experience has made most of us realize that it pays to buy the, article of merit, particularly such an article as paint. It costs just as much time to put on cheap paiDt as good paint, but think of the time it will hist. The paint of quality that has proved its dura bility is the REAL cheap paiot, , ; , High Standard of Lowe Brothers Is proving its durability constantly. Prepared by the most modern and careful methods, it has lout? been noted for its covering power, lasting qualities, wearing evenly by gradual wear and finally leav ing a good surface for repainting. These are the requirements of good paint. For desired results use the best paint. . The paint of lowe Brothers GIVES BEST RESULTS. UNION CITY GROCERY COMPANY - , SPEOIAU, AGENTS -y phon. 77. - L-IGON. -Manager. 'A THE GALLOWS. The Supreme Court Appealed to To Save Lee Holder. Jackson Sun. ! Lee Holder, the Obion county youth who was recently convicted on circumstantial evidence of the frightful crime of murdering his father, a minister of the Gospel, and is under sentence of death, had a hearing before the Supreme Court of the State in this city Fri day, and his attorneys made a strenuous effort to convince that tribunal that he had been unjustly convicted. . Adulphus Holder, an older brother, recently convicted in Obion county of an attempted manslaughter, also had a hearing before the Supreme Court the same day. Both scenes were of unusual pathos and interest.. At 9.20 a. m. the prisoners were quietly seated within the dock while the court marshal, Mr. Dera t 1 ing, assisted the l&iler to remove the irons from their white wrists, They had a short consultation with their attorneys, Rice Pierce ant Mr. J. L. Fry, of Union City. Lee Holder, the 19-year-old boy condemned to hang on July 12, for killing his. father on the evening of December 27, 1906, 'is a handsome lad, whose face is hard to describe. When composed his face is full and boyish looking, with eyes like blue" violets; sensi tive, delicate nostrils ; a thick lipped, heavy mouth and low in dented forehead. When not com posed, his eyes narrow down to slots, like those of a fox ; his nds trils expand and quiver, bright spots appear on his face and a cas ual observer would say "Lee Holder has thin lips." He claims, .1 it rut m tT . bo tne onerm iroru union uity states, that he had not shed a tear or ten years. .Throughout the argument he held a steady, up if ted face toward the speaker. Lee Holder's brother, Dolphus, is extremely blonde, Iran and boyish in appearance, and ex tremely nervous; . It was evident that it was with the greatest ef fort he controlled himself as he mopped the perspiration from his ace with tremulous hands. Both boys were dressed genteely in blue suits. At 9.30 the gavel sounded and the court marshal said, "O, yes, O, yes, O, yes. This Honorable Supreme Court is now In session," and then banded a big book to each Judge apparently for signatures. Dolphus Holder's case was taken up first. He was charged with attempt at manslaughter on September 5, 1905, In the town of Troy, Obion county. Attorney Fry claimed that the de- fendant was 18 years old when the in cident occurred. Attorneys Pierce and Fry made strong pleas that the de fendant acted In self defense. The trouble was In regard to the young lady whom he asked to see home from tent meeting. She refused and he told her to "go to hell." The young woman was Wells' sister, Wells resented Holder's remark, and at a meeting between Holder and Wells. Holder shot and wounded Wells. Seemingly the defense was better sus tained than the prosecution. When t he crisis of the trial was reached In which a description of Uie shooting took place, Dolphus Holder shed tears. The defense closed with a vigorous and eloquent speech by Attorney Rice Pierce, and the Assistant Attorney General, Hon. W. W. FaW, of Frank lin, took up the prosecution. As the town clock was striking eleven; Attorney Fry Introduced the case of Lee nolder, who, as before stated, is sentenced to hang for the murder of his father. All eyes were turned toward the youthful accused in the dock, but only a close observer would notice the drawn, pinched look on the boy's face like thejjontracUon of some faces be fore death. And thus he sat through out the entire harrowing details of the foul murder of his father. Fol lowing is the story of the case : It Is the evening of December 27, 1906, said Attorney Fry. "The defendant who sits before Your Honors was 13 years old, living in the home of his father, near Troy. The nolder family lived on a farm. Mr. nolder was a preacher in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, respected and admired by those who knew him. "On this particular afternoon the defendant and his father were cover- In barn on the farm where they lived. They came home, eat their supper, and Rev. Holder took his gun and went after the cows. When he came back the gun was put away be tween the mattresses In the room where he kept It. The evening was dark and drizzly, and between five and six o'clock Rev. Holder started to Troy In his buggy v Near his home on tne roaa leaaing to Troy, was a stream where two small bridges are close together. A family by the name of Lancaster Hvcd near these bridges. At si,x o'clock, Mr. Lancaster, who was out in his yard stirring a pot of lard, heard some one shouting near the bridge, 'Help 2' 'Murder !' Three dis tinct shots were heard. At this crisis the roller mill whistle at Troy blew for six o'clock, when the echo of the whistle died away Mr. Lancaster thought he heard a faint wail of dis tress In the same direction. Just be- TTore this occurred a negro named Mof- fett, who also lived near these two bridges, heard a buggy pass In the di rection of the bridges ; pretty soon af terwards he heard the gallop of a horse passing in the same direction, which he claims 'sounded like Rev. Holder's horse when Lee Holder rode it.' Later in the night a negro com lng from Troy discovers an upturned buggy and loose horse at these small bridges. He became frightened and reported to Mr. Lancaster. The horse Is sent to the Holder residence where It is Identified as Rev. Holder's horse by Mrs. Holder, who calls Lee to the scene. The boy came with his clothes in his hands and dressed In his moth er's room, after which they proceeded to the bridges across the stream. The next day the body of. Rev. Holder was found some distance from the road with a hole shot through his left breast the size of a dollar, awd another just below the ribs on the right side large enough for the Intestines to pro trude. His head was beaten' into a pulp, the brains oozing out, and lead ing up to this body from the road were tracks' of two persons. 'Running tracks.' One of Rev. Holder's over shoes was found sticking in the mud where he evidently Jumped out of the buggy when first attacked. One of the tracks across the field indicated that the individual had on only one overshoe , The defense claimed that two other tracks were discovered leading to the bridge. Two empty shells were picked up near the buggy, and still another shell was picked up further on. Two of the shells were new and one was old. The gun was found under Rev Holder s corn crio, "carelessly con cealed," the defense claimed. The stock was broken, the barrel bent, and It was covered with blood, mud and hair. The empty shells corresponded with those 1j the gun, and the gun was identified as Lee Holder's. The gun was found on Saturday. The defendant had no blood on his clothes, neither was there any blood in the buggy or on the trail across the field. The only blood found was un derneath the body. The defense claimed that Lee Holder was hound ed by a devilish purpose, or prejudice until Saturday, the day he was ar arrested for the crime. He 'quietly denied the crime and still denies it. "What motive is ascribed ?" inquired His Honor. "None, your honor, abso lutely none," replied the defense. "Mrs. Holder.the defendant's mother, claims that she and Lee Holder, lrl, the youngest son, and Nona, the lit tie daughter, were standing on the door step and heard the three shots fired and thought they were giant firecrackers. The mother also claim ed that in the interval of Rev. Hold er's departure from home and the shooting, her son, Lee, was out of. her sight for the space of only three or maybe five minutes, and that he spent the entire evening at home with the family. The younger brother also claimed that he was only out of sight while he was shelling an ear of pop corn. After trying to sustain an alibi the defense concluded by saying "anyone could have stuck the gun under the crib." The State's attorney produced a blackboard and proceeded to ex plain a diagram of the scene where the crime was committed. Lee Holder maintained a steady nerve throughout the argument of the prosecution. One white hand lay carelessly on the railing of the dock, and certainly it did not look like the hand of a murderer. He held his face unflinchingly toward the live Judges, and whether it is the face of a martyr or murderer, only God knows. The prosecution proceeded care fully and systematically, stating at one time several years previous to this crime, circumstantial evidence pointed to Lee Holder as having used Rough on Rata to destroy the whole family. The defendant also objected to blood hounds being put on the trail of his father's murderer,1" claiming that it might cause some innocent person to suffer. - At this juncture Lee Holder lifted his head higher and put a match between his teeth and chewed it Mrs. Holder found his watch and purse on the body of her hus band, and some one said the de ceased bad , been Killed by an enemy. The defendant also said that if he had seen old man Taylor stick ing weeds in his track he would have stopped him. One look at Lee Holder's face when the State's attorney said this would have con vinced an ordinary mortal that he would have done what be said. After enumerating various items of circumstantial evidence, the counsel brought up the mother's evidence. His mother, who brought him into the world, and who has fled from the harrowing scene to Texas. On Saturday when the news reached her that her son bad been arrested for the crime she swooned away. As she regained conscious ness she is said to have exclaimed in a delirium of agony, "Is it pos sible that 1 have raised a son who would murder his father ?" The little girl Nona said, "No, no, mother, he did not do it." "Yes, he did," replied the mother. In the defense Attorney Rice Pierce had asked "why should this boy murder his father ?" and echo responded "why ?" "There PASSENGER BATES On all Railroads to be Reduced to Two Cents. Chicago, June 22. The Inter Ocean to-day says: Passenger rates on all railroads of the United States will be re duced to 2 cents a mile. The low ering of the price and complete" abolition of the old 3 cent rate will begin on July 1. This was the decision reached in Chicago yesterday after a long and heated discussion by the leading railroad presidents of all the West ern and trans-continental roads. It was not a formal agreement, but is equally binding, for two large roads doing a trims-continental business are said to have served an ultimatum to others that they would put the rate into effect im mediately. Following the meeting officials of several of the roads admitted that they had been forced to bow to public opinion and anti-rail road legislation. They said that no further fight would b9 made on the interstate laws already passed and that the roads would accept the inevitable. Among those who are said to " have attended the secret meeting were President B. L. VincboII of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific and President A. J.( Far ling of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.. Paul. Neither would discuss the report ' last night. NOT VALID. must be a motive for crime," said Attorney Pierce; "what is the motive ?" The .boy's character, and the friendliness between himself and father was sustained, and Attor; ney x lerce cioseu nis eioqueni plea for the accused by saying : "Men are not hung on suspicion." narsh physics react, weaken the bowels, cause chronic constipation. Doan's Regulets operate easily, tone the stomach, cure constipation. 25c. Ask your druggist for them. Supreme Court at Jackson Kills Memphis Charter Bill. "Memphis, Tenn., June 22. -The Memphis charter bill was to-day declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, sitting nt Jack son, thus restoring to office James H. Malone as Mayor. John T: Walsh, Vice Mayor; II." T. Bruce. D. S. Rica and B. G. Henning, Commissioners, in addi tion to ten members of the lower board, resume office, while A. C. Floyd is again Police Court Judge, displacing Gant Alban, Corpora tion Judge. Those knocked out entirely by the decision are: J. J, Williams, President of the Commissioners; E. B. Lemaster and Sid Neely, Commissioners, and Judge Alban, J. T. Walsh, present Vice-President of the Council, resumes his old seat as Vice-Mayor and D, S. Rice resumes his old seat as Com missioner of the upper board. The decision to-day marks the end of a fight begun in the Legis lature when the., ripper bill was passed and unseating the govern ing body of Memphis and substi tuting a Galveston commission plan of government, with the Gov ernor making the first appoint ments.' This law was upheld in the lower court, but knocked out in the upper. 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