COLUMMA, TENNESSEE, &cll)A Y. JANUAK Y IC. IJ03.
hATE IEIBS J3ID GGiqiqEIfF.
The report o( the police department
f Nashville for the year mri show
that there were 10.000 arrests made.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen
of Lewisburg. have let a contract for
the building of a $5,000 electric light
Dr. William T. Manning, the v. ell
known Episcopal minister of Nashville,
has accepted a call to St. Agnes'
church in New York City.
The town of Watertown, Tenn. was
visited by a $10,000 fare last Saturday
night. Some half a dozen buildings
was burned and only two were in
sured. Conarress is expected to pass a Dill
removing the duty of sixty-seven
cents a ton on coal. It is said the bill
may take . the form of a rebate or
drawback for ninety days.
Representative Underwood, of Ala
bama, who has been spoken of in con
nection with the Democratic leader
ship in the next Congress, will not be
a candidate for the honor.
Judge W. O. Caldwell, who has just
etired from the Supreme bench of
tne State, after a. service of sixteen
years, has been addel to the faculty
of the Lebanon Law School.
Secretary of the Navy Moody wa
injured in a runaway at Annapolis
Monday. He leaped from a carriage
while the horses were running and fell
on his face. It is said the injuries are
There was a popular demonstration
in honor of Gov. Tatt at Manila yes
terday in which 8,000 men partici
pated. Several speeches were made
urging Gov. Taft to remain in the
The sum of $85,000,000 has been set
aside by St Louis railways for traffic
Improvements, most of which will be
completed before the Worlds' Fair.
Thina of it. eighty-five millions of
dollars, in one line of business, in one
city. . - " .- : . ,V
An invesitgation of troubles culmi
nating in the killing of William Fitz
gerald by W. Godfrey Hunter, Jr.,
will be commenced today by Third
Assistant Secretary, of State Pierce.
All correspondence in the case has
been turned over to him. ,
As the consequences of a fight be
tween two naval cadets at Annapolis,
growing out of an attepmt at hazing,
Eobert A. Pearson, of New Hamp
shire, is in the hospital with a broken
jaw and Francis Or. Blasdel, of New
York, is locked up pending an inves
tigation. At Macon. Ga., Mrs. Effle L. Car- j
eon, a teacher of telegraphy in a busi- j
ness college, shot and Killed Robert A.
Riesby. a student in a rival college.
Mrs. Carson accused Rigsby of cir
rulatim? damauinir stories against her.
Rigsby was originally from Bowling
Green. Kv.. or a tillage near that
Abram Stevens Hewitt, former
Mavor of New York City, disting
uished as a philanthropist, politician
and student, is dying. Last night it
was announced that Mr. Hewitt was
orowini? weaker, and that there was
but a bare possibility that he might
survive the night Mr. Hewitt is 81
The fire which broke out on the pub
lic square in Nashville Saturday after
noon and destroyed the wholesale dry
goods house of Lyle, Black & Co., was
stormed at tils building. i.ne iobb
amounted to about $210,000, fully cov
ered by insurance, except the building,
valued at $18,000. which had no insurance.
Following are the new industries to
be established in Tennessee as reported
hv the Chattanooga Tradesman ior the
week ending January 10: Johnson
City, railroad shops; Memphis, $100,
000 hardware establishment ; Martin,
40.000 nlaning mill and lumber com-
ra ly. wartraoe, electric light plant
(nroiected) Bristol, large lumber mill
(near) ; Shelbyville, pencil factory.
President Roosevelt's extreme atti
tude on the negro question is causing
an opposition to his nomination for
President in 1904 that is rapidly
reaching a head. There are troublous
times ahead for him. The New York
Herald, wnieh hs been flying the
name of Roosevelt at its masthead
for President in 1904 has taken it
down on account of the way he acted
about the Indianola, Miss., postoffice
matter, and iv other cases involving
the negro question. Those who oppose
Mr. Roosevelt for the nomination say
that a combination can be made be
tween New Yorjc. Ohio. Indiana, Illi
nois and the Southern States that will
encompass his defeat.
Passengers on a Knox vi lie & Ohio
Railroad train rode several miles yes
terday afternoon with the hand of a
corpse at the throttle of the engine.
The train left Bucxeye, Tenn., on
time and ran through to Carryville,
the next station. When Engineer A.
C. Young ran through the latter town
Fireman MatlocK knew something was
wrong, and stepped to the engineer s
side of the engine. He found , Young
dead and immediately stopped the
train. There is a wound on the left
side of the engineer's head, and the
supposition is that a piece fell from
the side of a high out through the
mountains and killed . him instantly.
The train ran perhaps eight miles
after Young was kille
Declare Pe-ru-na to Be the Greatest Ca
tarrh Remedy of The Age.
MBBRS. OP SAMOA, I
&J Says: "J can recommend I
Perunm aa one otthe very f
I beat remediea tor catarrh, f
I recommaad Pervaato all
Senator John M. Thur
ston, of Omaha, Neb., write i
"Peruna entirely relieved me of a
veryjrritattng cough. I mm a firm
believer In It efficacy for any
Hon. William Young-
blood, Auditor of the Interior,
writes from Washington, D. C, to
Dr. Hartman, Columbus, O., as
follows : "I've often heard of your
great medicine and have persuad
ed my wife, who has been much
of a sufferer from catarrh, to try
Peruna, and after using one bottle
she has wonderfully improved, it
has proved alt you have claimed
Hon. RufusD. Merchant,
Superintendent and Dis
bursing Officer, U. S. Post
office, Washington, D. C, says:
take pleasure In commending
your tonic, having taken a bottle
of Peruna with very beneficial re
sults. It is recommended to me
as a very excellent catarrh
Congressman David F.
Wllber, ot Oneonta, N. Y.,
writes : I am fully convinced
that Peruna is alt you claim tor it
after the use of a few bottles."
Dungan, of Jackson, O., writes:
desire to Join with my many
friends In recommending your
Invaluable remedy Peruna to any-
one in need of an invigorating
spring tonic, or whose system is
run down by catarrhal troubles."
We have letter from thirty
eight members of Congress attest
ing to the virtue of .Peruna.
Thousand of people in the com-
. . m i mmttm It mm M
toon waiK or iiw ' " -
family medicine. , ,
j For book of testimonial address
The Peruna Medicine Co., Colum
CAR MACK LIKES
WHO ARE THE EIGHT THOUSAND? J DDT1 ITU (Um (fTT
Comparative Figures Showing
Business Value of Education
The Tennessean Says the New York
Jurist Would Make a Mast Ex
cellent Candidate and With Him
as Leader Democracy Would
Washington, Dec. 18. The Washing
ton Star yesterday afternoon printed
the following iuterview with Senator
E. W. Ormack, of Tennessee:
i am willing to be put down as
saying that Judge Parker would make
most excellent candidate. He would
be an exemplary leader for the party
and with whom, in n y jpinion, we
could march on to victory. I have
heard a great deal of Judge Parker and
I have heard nothing anainst him.
New York Democrats are frequent and
liberal in their encomiums of him as a
leader. He has a clean record and is
a distinguished man.
'There may be reasons why he
should not be nominated but I have
not heard any of them. Certainly no
objection could be made to his nomi
nation by Mr. Bryan or any of the
latter's followers. It has been argued
in this connection that perhaps Judge
Parker's record upon the financial
question might militate against his
desirability as a candiate. I cannot
see it in that light. As a matter of
fact the money question, in my judg
ment, is not to cut mucn or a ngure
dming the uoxl uaiupaigu. It is now
in the background, although not there
to stay ; it will soon come to the front
The increased supply or goia nas
rendered the question one of the
slightest importance to the people
now. nature has accompusnea wnar,
the Democratic party sought to effect
when that party favored the free
coinage of silver. The Democratic
party idea was to incresae the volume
of circulating medium. The party
was defeated, but Providence step
ped in and did the work without
the aid of the Government machinery.
'Gold is comparatively plentiful,
and the volume of our currency is
on the increase. We have prosperity
now, but I make the prediction that
the mines will sooner or later exhaust
themselves. What will be the result?
The gold supply will begin lo ebb,
the price of the yellow , metal ' will
increase, there will be a decline in
other prices all along the line, and a
corresponding degree or business de
pression. We will have hard times
again, and then the money question
will forge to the front. JNotning can
'Now," continued Mr. tarmac.
'there has been a great deal of talk
about nominating ex-Senator Fill,
Senator Gorman arid ex-Secretary of
State Olney, of Massachusetts. Each
of these gentlemen, would, no doubt,
make an excellent President, but I do
not think that any one of them is
available as a candidate. Certainly
not Mr. Olney. Mr. Olney has a fine
record, but he lives in New England.
The party can expect nothing from
New England, we can get no strengw
there. Therefore it would be folly to
nominate the Massachusetts statesman.
"In order to win we must select, a
man from the State of New York. It
is in the Empire State that we must
look for strength to help our cause.
Therefore I am favorably inclined to
the reported candidacy of Judge Par
ker. The probability is he could car
ry New York State. If so he is im
portant to the organization.
"It is difficult to predict what the
issues of the next great campaign will
be," concluded Senator Carmack. "It
is a little too early for that. There is
no telling what may happen between
now and then to change the situation.
"I thinu it is pretty safe to say, how
ever, that at least three topics will be
discussed upon the stump. They are
those relating to the trusts, tanfl and
Philippines questions. I think all are
enduring issues and the probability is
they will cut a conbiderable figure in
ARRESTED FOR FORGERY.
Wilkie Emerson loo Quick To Sign
a Name and Is In Ti ouble.
Wilkie Emerson, otLewisburg, was
arrested in Nashville at an early hour
Friday morning by Sheriff James For
gey and City Marshall Love Webb on a
charge of forgery.
Emerson came to Columbia the
day before with some mules belong
ing to E. L. Suggs, of Lewisbnrg.
The mules were sold to the Columbia
Stock Yard Company, who gave
him a.cheoK for $320, payable to Mr.
Suggs. Emerson, it is alleged, forged
Suggs' endorsement to the cheos, and
securing the money left the town.
When arrested, it is said that he
had disposed of $70 of the money.
Messrs. Forgey and Webb returned
to Columbia Friday with their
prisoner and be was placed in jail to
await the arrival of Mr. Suggs, will
reach here this afternoon.
Mr. J. C. Emerson, of Lewisburg,
father of the young man arrived in the
city Saturday and made good the
money the young man had spent and
the costs in the case.
By consent of the parties involved
voung Emerson was released.
The Maury County Work House
Commissioners met at 12 o'clock to
day in the Circuit Court room. Judge
Gordon being detained at-home on
account of sickness, 'Squire W. J.
MoKnight was elected in his stead.
Bills amounting to several hundred
, By W. W. Hralth.A. M., LL. D.J
The second edition of "Who's Who
io America," (from the press of A. N.
Marqttis Co.. Chicago) uofctains 1.800
pages'of brief biographies, without
eulogy criticism or comment, of such
persons now living in America as
have become noted as factors in the
progress and achievement of the age.
"Endeavor has been made," say the
editors, "to include all. Americans of
more than local note in all lines of
useful effort." No name is inserted
or om.itad for financial consideration;
the book is sold on its merits..
With a view to determining what
effect education of the various grades
has hau on success in life, etrort was
maae to ascertain the school training
of each of these men and women "of
more than local note" and 7,853 on
their United States list were thus edu
According to the best estimate we
can make from the latest census re
turns there are in the U. S. 40,782,-
007 persons over 21 years old. These
are divided educationally about as fol
Class 1. W 1 1 h o u t school
Class i. with only common
school training .. 32, 862, 951
Class a. With common and
high school train
Class 4, With college or
h ig h er education
.' added.... ....1,071.201
Now the Question is, how many of
the eight thousand distinguished citi
ssenti of The United Stt r.n tH Who's
Who list came from each of these
classes. ' '
The 4,683,498 of class 1 furnished.... 81
The 32,862,901 of class 2 furnished.. 808
The 2,165,857 of class 8 furnished. 1.245
The 1,071,201 of class 4 furnished. 5, 768
It thu appears :
1st. That an uneducated child has
one chance in 150,000 of attaining dis
tinction as a factor in the progress of
ie age. .
2nd. That a common school educa
tion will increase his chances nearly
8rd. That a high school training
will increase the chance of the common
school boy twenty-three times, giving
him eighty-seven times the chance of
4th. That a college education in
creases the chance of the high school
bov nine times, giving him two hun
dred and nineteen times the chance of
Hih common school bov and more than
eight hundred times the chance of the
It is a surprising fact that of 7,852
notables" thus gathered, 4,810 proved
to be full graduates of colleges.
From the nature oi tne case u can
not be claimed that these figures are
exact, but they are based upon the
most reliable government statistics and
the necessary estimates nave Deen
made with care. It is also doubtless
true that other circumstances contri
buted to the success of these college ,
trained men. bnt after all reasonable
allowances are made the figures still
force the conclusion that the more
school training the child has the
greater his chances of distinction will
CHARGED WITH LARCENY.
Riley Butler, a Clerk at the Racket,
Arrested and Bound Over .
Riley Butler, who has been for sev
eral years a clerk at tne "Kacket
was arraigned on a cnarge oi aarceuy
before Magistrate Frank H. Smith
Friday afternoon on complaint of
Frank Swahsburg, proprietor of the
store. The witnesses in the case were
Will McGregor, Jr., and Miss Clara
Lamar, who is cashier at the store.
Will McGregor, Jr.. testined tnat ne
nnrchased several articles at the Btore
one day this weeK, among which were
three shirts, tor wnicn ne paia uuwer
He stated that Butler put the
money in his pocket, and so far as he
Knew, did not send it ro tne casu reg
ister while he was in the store.
Miss Clara Lamar testified that Mr.
Butler did not send the money or a
ticket for the shirt sale to the desk, and
that she had been notified bv Mr,
Swansburg to watch Mr. Butler's sales
and ticaets very closely.
Justice Smith held that there was
reasonable grounds for the belief of the
defendant's rtrtrt wa--acooraingiy
bound Mr. Butler over to court under
a $500 bond, which was given.
Indications Point to a Great Revival
In the Industry During the
Present Year. Operators Are
Cocfident, and the Market is in
LOSES HIS CASE
AND SOAKED $4
Or. Timrrons Suit Against P. Noferl
Dismissed by Squires Hayes and
Guest, and the Doctor Is Taxed
With the Costs.
INCREASE IN WAGES
Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
of L. & N. Road Considering
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 8. Jan. 15 is
the day set for a conference between
the locomotive engineers and firemen
of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad
and the management of that system
over the matter of an Increase in
wages. The Louisville & Nashville
officials here say that no demand has
been made upon them for an advance
in the working rates of this branch of
the service, and that the meeting held
in this city ten days ago was merely
for the purpose of arranging a day for
the presentation of demands. It is not
known whether the trainmen of the
system are contemplating the presenta
tion of a request for an increase.
Sworn In at the Bar.
Crockett Owen, who has recently
hung ont his shingle to prsctlcle law,
was sworn in as a member of the Co
lumbia bar Monday afternoon by
The phosphate operators throughout
Maury county anticipate a considers
ble revival in the phosphate business
during the present year, and it is like
ly that there will be more activity in
the mines than there has been since
the hurtful slump in prices some three
Prices are better and nrmer now
than for several months past, and the
demand is steady and growing. Book
ings for 1903 show that many com pa
nieshave already enough orders to keep
their mines going regularly nearly the
There is now . very little rocK above
ground at Mt. Pleasant Mr. John
Carpenter estimates that 25,000 tons
will take in every piece of rock on
that field. It is very likely that had
freight cars been plentiful during the
past two months the Mt. Pleasant field
would now be bare of rocs: above
An idea of the stimulation wnicn
the phosphate business has lately re
ceived may be gathered from the fact
that there were over loo.ouo tons oi
rock on the yards at . Mt. Pleas
ant some fifteen months ago.
The chief draw back at present is the
car famine, which greatly delays ship
ments, and the unfavorable weather,
which has almost stopped mining for
the time being. Encountering these
difficulties, the operators may soon
face the trouble of falling considerably
behind with their orders. If the weath
er during the next few weeks should
impede the work in the mines as it
has the past six. it is probable that
when Spring sets in there will be such
a revival of mining activity at Mt
Pleasant as the "Phosphate City has
not witnessed since the remarkable
times of 1899 1900.
There is a scarcity of labor in all
the mines in the county, and at Mt
Pleasant it is becoming pronounced
None of the companies have half the
number of men at - work that they
would like to. nor have they had for
some time. Along this line, however,
it is pertinent to observe that there i
will never be as many men at work
in the mines as there were during
the years of 1899 and ,1900. Not that
there will be less mining done ; but
because of the improved system of
mining which has been adopted, cut
ting the number of miners required
almost half in two. Phosphate min
ing has been reduced to a scientific
basis. One man and one wagon tooay
does the work that three men and
three wagons did three years ago.
The old system of trams is being dis
carded and a better system has taicen
its place. , .
The phosphate market is heaitnier
now than it nas Deen ior iuouiub.
A chief factor in the producing of this
condition is the lessening of the num
ber of competitive companies having
rock for sale. The acquirement or
large holdings by the Virginia Caro
lina Chemical Co., has resulted in the
retirement from the market of several
individual concerns which hitherto
had been on the market as competitive
sellers of rock, thus causing a stiffen
ing of prices, the output of the mines
having contracted into fewer hands.
Another thing that nas causeu a
stiffening in prices is that time has
evealed the fact there is not near tne
tonnage in the Mt. Pleasant field as
had been supposed. This, it is said,
is creating some apprehension on the
nurt of consumers and they are more
ready to close contracts with the Mt.
Pleasant operators tnan tney nave ueen
in some time.
So, it may be safely said that the
conditions obtaining in the Maury
county fields at the beginning of the
year 1908 are better than those that
have been prevailing for some time
past. There is a firmer tone all round ;
the demand ample and prices better.
With the unloosening of the conges
tion in transportation facilities, which
is still unrelieved and causing a delay
that is becoming serious, the shipments
of rock will probably assume unpre
Mr. George W. Killebrew, who is an
extensive operator at Mt Pleasant,
being general manager of several large
companies in that field, was in Colum
bia Monday and stated that if the
cars could be procured there would be
one hundred car loads of rocK leaving
Mt. Pleasant every day at the present
time. As it is, not more than one
fourth of that number are being ship
It is gratifying, however, to know
that this great industry, whioh means
so much to Maury County, gives such
flattering promise. The car shortage
ftnnnnt butt nlwavs. neither can the
bad weather, and the income of Spring
should stop both.
' BUYS FINE FARM. .
The suit of Dr. E. A. Timmons
against P. Noferi, the tailor, for the
- . . A., m , r : . . l w.,.m,l
which Dr. Timmons claimed he ren
dered the dffeudant, was tried before
Esq. George . Hayes Saturday.
On account of the importance of the
case, Sqay: Hayes had Squire R.
Guest associated with him; on
Dr. Timmons asserted that the
fendant went to his office one night
recently and complained of a violent
aching in one of his teeth ; that he
procured a "pledget" of cotton satura
ted it with a drop of aconite and opium
and inserted it in the troublesome
cavity ; and that by so doing he alle
viated the defendant's pain.
Mr. J. C. Voorhies, con a sol ior ,tne
defendant, proved by his client, that
the latter bad never at any time been
n Dr. Timmons' office at night, and
that he had never been in the office
but once, and that was one day when
Dr. Timmons solicited him to visit his
room and listen to a poem which the
doctor bad dashed off.
Mr. Voorhies, in his speech ! before
the court, suggested that it was lis
tening to this poem which had caused
his client's tooth to ache.
The court after hearing the testimo
ny in tho c.o, dismissed the suit &ud
taxed Dr. . Timmons with the costs,
which amounted to something over
A large crowd attended the hearing
of the case, having been attracted
there by the published statement that
the well-known doctor, poet, author
and lecturer would prosecute the suit
in his own behalf..
Dr. Timmons' appeal to the court
for the three plunks involved was pro
nounced an eloquent effort, and he was
warmly congratulated by his admirers
aB he quitted the floor.
HE PLEAD HIS OWN CAUSE
'Twas once upon a time,
In a town not so far,
A doctor pled bis cause -And
lost it at the bar.
He had quite a good case
. Jru'yment to compel, - .
But such a poor lawyer- -w,,.
Had he for a counsel.
The Columbia Poet.
Trustee Kannon, and Deputy Pur
yeat have been kept busy Monday hand
ing out receipts for taxes. Something
line $ 1,500 had been paid into the trus
tee's treasury up to 12 o'clock. The
total collections for taxes to date since
October, but not including today,
amounts to $11,971.54 Collections
will be a great deal, increased from
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Mr. H. L. Tokley, of Giles county,
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miles from Columbia on the Mt Pleas
ant pike, from T. J. Shaw and wife,
paying $10,884 for It The farm con
tain about 193 acres, and la a valuable
Mr. Yokler. It Is understood, will
devote himself largely to stock rais
ing, the farm being well adapted to
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