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CO! Hera VOL. XLVIJ COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, I'JOI. NO 41 MBIA LD. .few NEWS AND COMMENT. Thieves broke into the hardware etort of V. T. Anderson at Dickson Thursday night, but got little caHh. Henry Watterson delivered his fa mous lect lire, 4 4 Money and Morals. ' ' at his old home at McMinnville, Tenn., Thursday night. He kept mum on the subject of politic. Several other bank notes stolen in the big Montana train robbery turned up at a bank in Nashville Monday. They were not noticed until the cash was being counted at the close of business. John H. Grain, the Southern drum mer who resented the language of a Northern drummer, relative to the Washington-Roosevelt dinner, in Mem phis, will be presented with a gold headed cane by the citizens of Dyers burg. Tullahoma suffered a heavy loss by fire early Friday morning. The McRee Hotel, the building of the Southern Printing Company, in which was lo cated the Tullahoma Guardian plant, and several frame houses adjoining, were destroyed. The stock, type and presses of the Guardian were all lost or badly damaged. T The annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Southern League, held at Chattanooga, has adjourned. The league next year will consist of eight clubs, the only change of franchise being that of Selma. which is trans- -f erred to Atlanta. The controversy between Nashville and Little Rock over the pennant was decided in favor of Nashville. , Jesse Coppeck, a native of Ohio, who has resided near Allegheny Springs, Tenn. , for twenty years, died suddenly Firday night. He was found dead in bed Saturday morning by his wife, who at once wired his brother in Ohio as to whether he desired the remains shipped to his native State. In reply Mrs. Coppeck was informed that the Ohio brother had died the same night. A special from Jackson says: "Robert C. Stockton of Nashville is in the city gathering statistics with view of showing that there is sufficient hom e capital in each county to build and maintain factories that will con sume all of its products. So far as he has gone, he says, he has found a vast amount of idle capital that should be utilized in this manner. ' ' A PROMINENT LADY Speaks in Highest Terms of Peruna as a Catcrrh Cure. Mrs. M. A. Theatro, member Rebecca t .mitre. Tola Lodrre: alto monitor of Woman's Relief Corps, writes the fol lowing letter from. 1838 JaeLsou street Minneapolis, Minn.: Mrs. M. A- Theatro, Minneapolis, Minn. Peruna Medicine Co, CcIambus.O. Gentlemen : "As a remedy for catarrh I can cheerfully recommend reruna. I have been troubled ith oh rbn ic catarrh for over six years. I had tried Kcveml remedies without relief. A lodfcc friend advised me to try Perunt. and I begiiu to use it faithfully before each meal. Since then I have always kept it in the house. I am now in better health than I have been in over twenty yc:.r-, find I feel sure m v catarrh is perr..r.-u rt!y cured. Peruna cures catarrh wherever locat ed. As soon aa Peruna removes sys temic catarrh the diction become! good, nerves strong, and trouble van ishes. Ferunastrengtheus vctk nerves, not by temporarily stimulating them, but by removing the cause of weak nerTe(..y6temio catarrh. This la th only cure that UMs. Remove the caue; nature will do the rest, reruna removes the cause. Addnsa The Peruna Medi cine Company. Columbus, Chio, tor a took treating ct vUrrh in it a tffcn. book eat eat ;:.' --'' na ' v. " tspeity ur outo. SOUGHT HAPPI NESS IN DEATH. Mrs. W. L. Nichol Ends Her Life in "Chicago. RESULT OF ILLICIT LOVE. Was the Daughter of the Late Dr. Shoup, of the Columbia Institute. Chicago, (Jet. U. In despair over their hopeless love for one another, two piominent Chicagoaus, both formerly from Tennessee, deliberately planned to die in double suicide. One, the woman, and the wife or another, was found cold and lifeless. The other, the husband of a trusting companion, is still alive and in the hands of the police, having been snatched from the very jaws of death, a hat pin piercing his neck from side to side, a bottle of morphine clutched in his right hand and his nostrils inhaling the stifling fumes from six open gas lets. The woman was Mrs. Charlotte Nichol, mother of two children, and wife of W. L. Nichol, Jr., commercial agent, with headquarters in Chicago, for the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Company. He who sought to die with her is Dr. Orville Burnette, a prominent South Side dentist, whose down-town ofhces are in the Great Northern Hotel. He has been revived sufficiently to confess the details of the tragedy to the police. By appointment they had met, as was frequently arranged, Saturday morning and separated at his ofb.ee to meet again in the evening at one of the surburban railroad stations. To gether they made their way to the South Side cafe, dined and wined, and then took quarters in a handsome suite of rooms in the Maryborough Hotel in Twenty second street. BARRIER BETWEEN THEM Over the glasses that had been filled for them in several public places dur imr the evening the woman, her com pan ion relates, talked ceaselessly of the barrier which kept them from the continuous enjoyment of their love, and insisted that nothing could dis suade her from committing suicide "Will vou die for me and with me?" she had pleaded for hours with her lover, until he saw that he could take her mind from her purpose, Dr. Burnette at last gave way to decision. Without registering at hotel they went to their rooms not and her the and there Mrs. Nichol penned this with tremling hand: ' note "To whom it may concern: I did it because I loved him better than any thinar on earth and he loved me and we could not be separated. Good-bye. "CHARLOTTE "When she had written this fare well." her companion has explained in broken sentences, "we sat up and talked a while and she asked me again and again if I would go to heaven with her. I told her I would. " DECLARED SHE WAS HAPPY. Morphine was secured, the gas turned on and the two retired, the woman saying constantly : "lam so happy; 1 never was so happy in my life. I could not be more contented. Death with you will be so sweet." Some time in the morning ur. uur nette slowly awakened, half dazed. The woman at his side stirred weakly. She was almost dead. "You will find the rest of the mor phine on the chiffonier," she mur mured. "I have taken my share. Good bye." These were her last words. The remaining portion was not suffi cient to result fatally, and Burnette, recognizing the fact, used the hat pin and turned on more gas jets. "I decided that I must die in some way," he told. the police, "and would to God it had finished me." YeaTs ago the two had been young friends in Tennessee. Burnette moved to Chioaso to study dentistry and the srirl married Nichol. folice sent out to nomy me uusuuuu to-niaht found ro one in their south .. , . . j e a t . i i 1 side home save the two children, a boy of eight and a girl of four, Ihey, in their prattle, said their father had gone out to look for "mamma," who had Dot been home "all the night and not all the day. " Mr. Nichol was soon found and taktn to the side of his dead wife. The Nashville American, comment ing on the above dispatch, says : Mrs. Charlotte Nichol. the story of whose suicide is told above, was a daughter of Prof. F. A. Shoup. of the University of the South, at Sewanee. Before hei marriage she was quite a social favorite in Sewanee, Nashville and other places. It could not to as certained last night whether Burnette was a Nashville man. It is probable he was from Sewanee. ' ' Mrs. Nichol was well known in Columbia. Dr. Shoup for two years had charge of the Columbia Institute, during which time Mrs. Nichol made frequent visits here. The distressing affair is not only shocking to her friends, but surprising, as Mrs. Nichol was regarded as a woman of pure and spotless character, and her family is one of the best in the South. Eurnetie Arraigned. Chicago. Oct. 21. Without the qui veriug of au eyelid, his face main taining the came ruddy slow that rted in it normally. lr. Orville S. Burnette today heard a coroner's jury render a verdict that held him to the grand jury in connection with the death last night of Mrs. Charlotte Nichol, with whom he had made a compact to die, an agreement which. when his companion in guilt lay cold by his side, he, a craven, shirked. lhat Dr. Buruette had shut off the gas in the room at the hotel and had opened the door for those who, suspect ing a tragedy, had come to break into the room ; that he had not taken a quantity of morphine suffieitnt to de stroy co;isciou;mess much less to end his life, and that the wound in his neck, which he said he had made with a hat pin in a desperate effort to punc ture ma jugular vein was litue more than a pin prick, was brought out by witnesses, attaches of tha hotel and the physician who was summoned to attend Burnette. When this story was told and the verdict had been returned the prisoner was led away to jail. mo body of Mrs. .Nichol will be taken to Sewanee, Tenn., for burial. Mrs. Nichol eloped with Nichol after he completed a course in. medi cine at the University of the South. :niciioi is a brother-in-law of Mai. J. W. Thomas, president of the Nash ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Rail way, which company he represented here as commercial agent. - IJurnette was not a lennessean, but was born at Hastings, Neb., about twenty-eight years a' o. He was mar ried seven years ago to Grace. Ander son, also of Hastings. She had been his playmate and schoolmate almost from childhood. Immediately after ward the family moved to Denver. Orville, the son, also going. His father was a wealthy stock man, and the youLg man lived in ease for years. r many nis wire urged mm to taue up a proiessum and he decided to become a dentist. About three years ago he came to Chicago to study. THE CALEB POWERS TRIAL. The Defendant Admits That it Possible was For the Shot to ' Have Been Fired from His Office Memory as to L..?y Indistinct. Georgetown, Ky.. Oct. 23. The trial of Caleb Powers progressed more rapidly yesterday and there is a pros pect that it will be finished. Powers finished his examination in chief and was then subjected to a long cross examination, in which several new points were brought out. Powers this time admitted it was possible for the shot to have been fired from his office, and that duplicate keys to the door might have been made ; and he would not deny positively that he had given Youstey a key, though he said he inclined to the belief that he had not. UPHOLDS HORSE-RACING. Dean Lee,' Formerly of Columbia, Says There is no Wrong in Attending. Lexington, Ky., Oct. 20. Christ Church Cathedral , was crowded to night when the dean of the Cathedral, the Rev. Baker P. Lee, preached by request the sermon he had delivered last Sunday morning. Many of the most prominent men in the city in various callings were present. Dean Lee contributed $5 to the Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders' Association on account of its liberality, and also Thomas W. Lawson's liberality toward the charitable institutions of this city. He also attended the trots, as did Dr. Mueller, the pastor of the First Pres byterian church. The action of Dean Lee drew from President McGarvey. of the Bible College, of the Christian Church, a bitter attack, in which Dean Lee's conduct was referred to as "im pious." Last Sunilay Dean 'Lee preached a sermon which was a vigorous reply to ITesident McUarvey. It created a profound impression in the local relig ious world, and so strong was the de mand on the part of prominent citizens that the dean agreed to repeat the ser mon. He argued that there was noth ing wrong in attending trotting races, and also that a man could be a Chris tian and at the same time a horseman. He denounced the hypocrisy of many so-called pious men, and said theie was as much charity among horsemen as among churchmen. He spoke of Ed beers as an example of rugged honesty in a racehorse man. Ills sermon is the talk of the city and it is expected that Prof. McGarvey will reply to him Courier-Journal. THEY FIGHT OVER IT. A Southern and Northern Drummer Come to Blows. Memphis. Tenn.. Oct. 17. Both the Commercial Appeal and the Scimitar contain bitter editoiials -denouncing the Koosevelt- ashington snpper. and to-night in the Pealiodv Hotel John H Crain, formerly of Nashville, resented with a blow the statement of a North ern drummer to the effect that Wash ington was superior to the Southern whites who criticised the dinner. The remark was made in a personal way to Mr. Crain by the stranger, whom he had never seen 11 o v. Friends prevented the fight from continuing very long. Botn Senator Carmack and Repre sentative t'attersou are out in inter views in tomorrow's Commercial Ap iieal criticising the President for his actions in the matter. DARING POST- OFFICE ROBBERY Robbers Secure $76,068 Worth of Stamps FROM THE CHICAGO POST-OFFICE. Carried the Booty Away in a Wagon Deed Committed Almost Under Noses of Workmen. Chicago. Oct 21. A robbery which netted ,the perpetrators $,0tl8 ia stamps,' was discovered here this morn ing when the wholeslae stamp depart ment of tho postoftice was opened for business. A rapid investigation developed the fact that the burglars had crawled under the flooring for about 800 feet, bored a hole in the bottom of the ault, secured the stamps and escaped, carrying their booty in a wagon. The work of forcing an entrance to the vault had evidently been going forward with the greatest patience for many days. It is believed, however, that the intention of the thieves had been to enter the cashier's vault, in which there were $35,000 in money, and stamps valued ut hundreds of thousands of dollars. The bottom of the vault is steel, half an inch thick. In this ninety-seven holes were bored, until a space eighteen incheB square just enough to allow the entrance of a man's body had been so weakened that it was possible to take 1 out the whole plate with little difficulty. A dry goods box stood over the hole thus made and concealed the work of the robliers while it was in progress. So carefully had the job been planned that men working in other parts of the building had not the slightest ink ling of the daring robbery being worked almost under their noses. The robbers drove up to the south seat corner of the postoffice building in a wagon, the tracks of which could be seen plainly to-day. The building is a temporary affair, and the men had only to open a little door to admit them selves under the flooring. To reach the vault it was necessary to crawl about 800 feet over odds and ends of boards which littered the way. The route evidently had been carefully studied, for a detective who went un der to-day without knowledge of loca tions became lost and was nearly over come by foul odors before assistance reached him. Having secured their plunder, the robbers loaded it into the wagon, drove across a vacant lot and turned into Wabash avenue in front of the Art building. Of the 174,610 in stamps taken, U,- 712 were in "postage due" stamps and $2, 060 in special delivery stamps. So the convertable stamps amounted to o7.82S. but of these 4,828 were Pan American stamps of eight and ten cent denominations. Postmaster Frederick E. Cone is in Washington. He is responsible for the loss until an act or Congress frees him from it. For amounts up to 2,000 the Postmaster General has authority to relieve postmasters. Of the stamps stolen 1,776,000 were one cent and 1, 662, 900 were two cent stamps. They got 150 one dollar, 807 two dollar, and 1U5 five dollar stamps also, but Inspec tor Stewart said he thought they would have difficulty in disposing of the larger denominations. DROPPED DEAD. Maj. Isaac Arnold, Former Com mandant at the Arsenal, Expires Suddenly near Alleghaney Arsenal, while Out Hunting. A message was received Saturday at the Columia Arsenal, announcing the sudden death of Major Isaac Arnold at Alleghany Arsenal, Pa. He dropped dead the day before while out huntiug Major Arnold will be well remem bered by a large number of acquain tances in Columbia. He was com mandant-in-charge at the Columbia Arsenal prior to Mai. Greer, and dur ing his residence here he and his ily gained the friendship of all whom they were associated. fam with THt MORPHINE ROUTE. Negro Woman Tries It, But of Success. Fails Ellen Wallace, a negro woman em ployed at Mr. Meade Frierson's resi dence on Eighth street, attempted to rid herself of the trials and tribula tions of an earthly existence Saturday night by taking morphine. She bail been in a despondent mood for some time over real and imaginary troubles, and Saturday afternoon she purchased a quantity of morphine at Titcomb's drug-store: she showed the drug to several of her negro friends, told them what she was going to do with it and Iwde them "good-bye," but her friends did not pay much attention to her statements. During the early part of the night she was diwyvered under the influence of the drug, and almost dead. Physi cians were summoned, findduiing the wl ole of th nijjht and part of Sunday he was walked awl IkmIcu nntil the battle agaiut death was finally won. lie Finest Cake Is made with Royal Bak ing Powder. Always light, sweet, pure & wholesome. SERIOUS CHARGES Against Rev. B. A. Cherry, a Metho dist Minister, Of Lebanon Charged with Burning Houses to Get Insurance . Money. - Nashville, Oct. 19. The committee appointed to investigate the rumors affecting the character and standing of Rev. B. A. Cherry, pastor in charge of the Methodist Church at Lebanon, did not go to Mont Eagle, as was in tended, but was in session all of to day at the Methodist Publishing House. A great mass of evidence was taken, and the committee as a whole decided that it was not necessary to go to Mont Eagle, but Rev. W. T. Haggard, pre siding elder of the Lebanon district, who presided over the committee, and Mr. Cherry will go to that place Mon day to take the statements of the wit nesses to be used- in a trial of the case at conference. When the committee concluded its investigation the evidence was all signed up properly and sealed, to be turned over to the conference, and while the committee did not and der the church law can not give the result of their findings, it is derstood that a trial was deemed un- out un- nec- essary, and hence the intended visit to Mont Eagle by the committee as a whole was abandoned. The charges are of the most Berious character. , Cherry is accused of burn ing two houses, one at Estill Spiings and one at Mont Eagle. It is claimed that he represented the Estill Springs house to contain valuable furniture, when, as a matter of fact, it contained boxes, chests, etc., filled with kindling wood, old glass and other waste. He still insists that he is innocent, but has, it 'is said, withdrawn all claim to the insurance on the Mont Eagle home, and. it is further alleged, has secured the repayment of the $1,200 insurance paid on the Estill Springs house. MISSING GIRL FOUND. Noonan Says She Left Home Because of Mistreatment. Miss Nashville, Oct 18. Miss Theophelia Noonan, the 19-year old daughter of State Factory Inspector Martin J. Noonan, who disappeared from her home, 1HJ4 North Market street, Tues day afternoon, was found early last evening in a building across from the Eolice headquarters, where she has een since she left home. The girl was locked up at the station-house last night. She claims she left home on account of mistreatmeut on the part of her parents, and that she would rather remain in jail than return home. The parents of the girl thought she had been abducted and gave the police the name of a young man named R. W. Quick. When the latter learned the police were looking for him he reported at the station-house and ex hibited a letter written to him by the girl, in whicb she told him where she had gone. Through this letter Lieut. Cartwright located the girl. Last night Noonan demanded that Quick be held, stating he would secure & warrant for him. This he failed to do and at 1 1 o'clock he was released. The father thinks he had something to do with the girl's leaving home and or dered that she be held, hoping she might tell something to incriminate young Quick. At midnight the girl was still at the station-house and in tears. TOTAL LOSS. Mrs. M.L. Barker's House at Bock Spring Burned. The residence of Mrs. M. L. Barker at Rock Springs was burned to the ground Friday afternoon, while the family was away from home. The fire was not discovered until after it had gained great headway, and noth ing was saved except a rocking chair and feather IhhI. No insurance was caried on the property. The friends of Mrs. Barker sympathize with her in h er misfortune. A SMALL BLAZE. The Fire Laddies Reipond Promptly and Extinguith It. The kitrhi-n to the house occupied by Mr. C E. McEvrcn, back of the r irst Presbyterian church, was dis covered to lie on tire Monday about noon. The fire laddies responded promptly, however and tnu hnd the blaze out. "lfcp danuge ir.Cicted waa small and cohered iy lt.sutatue. The hou is the i rjerty cf Ars. J. T. L. Ctu hrau. THE WINNERS. In the Nasnville Banner's Grand Opera Contest. Misses Lucy Haley, Ida Lipscomb and Henrietta Lazarus the Suc cessful Contestants. Nashville. Tenn., Oct. 19. The Nashville Banner to day announces the winners in its voting contest for tick ets to the Grand Opera at the TaJier nacle on October 28 and 24. The win ners at Columbia were Misses Licy Haley, Ida Lipscomb and Henrietta Lazarus. The contest was a spirited one. and a great amount of interest was taken in it, especially toward the close. The successful contestants wiH be furnished free by the Banner tlvnr railroad fare to and from Nashville, tickets of admission to the opera, autl all expenses while here. PARDON FOR KING. Gov. McMillin Has Not Yet Reached a Decision. Nashville, Tenn.. Oct. 22. Gov. Mc M llin was asked today about the ru morsHhat he was about to padon Col. H.Clay King. The Governor said he had not yet had time to examine the voluminous petitions and other docu ments which were coming to him in behalf of King, but would take the case up at the earliest possible moment. The Governor has received a large num be f letters and petitions on this sub ject receutly. THE CRYING EVIL Xelley Preaches Against Thii st for Entertainment. Dr. the Nashville. Tenn., Oct. 21. The Rev. Dr. D. C. Kellev, presiding elder of the Methodist Church in this district, and who has for years been pne of the most prominent ministers in this con ference, Sunday morning and evening, at two of the leading churches in the city, gave vent to a caustic criticism of the amusements which are now at tracting the attention of Nashvilles citizens. He made soir e sharp reference to the grand opera to be given this week, and laid great s cress on what he considered the crying evil of the times, the thirst for entertainment. He re-' viewed "Quo'Vadis" at length, and said that it was an example of what the consuming thirst for amusement would finally lead to. He thought horse shows where they were given as a means tending to deveolp better ani mals, were not eo bad, but severely criticized horse" shows where the horses are the smalleiit part of the affair. The grand opera was cited as an instance showing the trend of affairs. A great public institution, he said, could not be paid for by raising sub scriptions, but an entertainment would bring all the people out. INTRUDER MI0T. Minister in Madisonville, Ky., Kills a Negro. Madisonville, Ky., Oct. 22 James Lewis, a negro, was shot and killed bv the Rev. Eugene lla-dlson', pastor of the Methodist Church at this place, while he was trying to break into Mr. Haralson's house early yesterday morn ing. Mr. Haralson opened the door and fired into the darkness. A cry of pain was heard and a man ran and fell a few feet from the door Upcn investigation it proved to be Lewis. After the shooting Mr. Haralson sur rendered to the county authorities An inquest was hf Id and it was the opinion of the jury that it wis a case of justi fiable homicide. NEGRO KILLED. Attached Prominent Davidson County Farmer, and Was Shot. Special to the Herald Nashville. Oct. 21. Ji.hn Copeland, colored, was shot and killed near the city to-day by Johu B. Hill, a wealthy and prominent farmer riding on th; Nolenville road. Cojtliind h.1 iireviourdy threatened to shoot Mr. lid. and attacked him to-day he was euronte to the city. Mr. Hill re turned luime. secured revolver aud S-jain met Copland who attempted to shoot him. whereupon Mr. Hill fiml, killing the negro iit;nt!y. Mr. Hiii came to th rity ifnd snrn-nderr-I to the t.!.eriff. He gave lnd to await the action of the Krand iarv. 5 7 V I : ?