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The Forrest City Times.
USI»T«I«T * VADAKIS, Prafn! FORREST CITY. - ARK. Til daks of Westm ntter >« brother in-law In hi* own daughter, hit second wife'* brother baring married hit daughter. _ _ Dt Uouu IficiiMik'i bill for (Mending the arown prince ot Ger many I* 64.000 mark*, or a little more than *11,000. _ Ttai duke of Marlborough has eased •be mind* of hi* many friend* in New port by Informing them that the proper pronunciation of hi* name ia Marino On the day of hi* departure for Bulgaria Prince Ferdinand attempted to inauro hit life for 9400,000, but the four principal office* ia Vienna de clined the honor. Ora of the last request* of Mr*. Vln eeut, the Bo*ton actreas, was that fb* money that people felt disposed to spend on flowers tor her funeral should he aeat to the hospitals. Ma. Waltku Buamt only devotes throe or fonr hour* a day to producing •opy. The root of hi* working time he devote* to revision and to gleaning freak material from the world about him. _ Tab late Palgrave Simpson was dub bed *tho amiable brigand" on account of hit look*—a swarthy complexion, long hair, and pointed mustache, jet blaek to the last. A strikingly haud some man withal. Join* Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee, whose grave is Id a lonely spot on the plantation of J. W. Walker, near the south bend of the Tallapoosa river. In Alabama, is soon to have a handsome marble monument erected by popular subscriptions. Tin empress dowager of China has Issued a decree ordering that the ex penses of the ceremonies at the ap proaching marriage of the young emperor be as low as possible. It is estimated, however, that it will cost the people of China 910,000.000 before his royal highness enters the bridal chamber. _ Baboh Albert Rothschild, the head of the Vieuua firm has lately tak en to the study of astrouomy, in which Dr. Pallisa, the well-known discoverer of planets, gives him instruction. Ac cording to the Vienna AUgemeine ZtUung the two spend entire nights to gether in the observatory at Wahring, a suburb of Vienna. Mrs. Ella Wheeler-Wilcox and her husband are to spend the winter In New York. They will occupy a charming flat on West Sixtieth street Mrs. Wilcox, who has an inde pendent income from her literary work, has just signed a contract to write exclusively this season for Litera ry Leave*, edited by Mr. liok, of Brooklyn. _ Thr Borne Ri/orma, in speaking of the frugality of Pope Leo XIII., says that the cost of his dinner is a scudo (80 cents). He taxes with it half a glasa of claret, which he has so far ordered of a Roman wine dealer, but eran this expense is to be curtailod, as he laat year planted grapes in the Vati can gardens, which promises au abun dant yield for the needs of his table. A HEW design in clocks is in the shape of a balloon. The bag is ol copper, and is covered with a network of gold wires. The face of Lite clock le on the side of the bag, while direct ly behind is a compass. The balloon is complete in every respect, even to the soils of rope in the bottom of the basket, and the whole has the appear-' anee of being tied tto a flight of stops of oxidised bronze. Fxux Reoamt. a Parisian artist, well known in Boston, has made the interesting discovery that a French plaster molder named Hubard has in bis possession a full-sized bronzo copy of tbs marble statue of Washington by Houdon, which he will sell for $800. I M. Regamy suggests in the Paris | Figaro that the United States govern-' ment purchase the bronze statue and present it to the gallery of the Lourve. I Ths meanest man in Boston has boon reported. He calls bimself a practical! Joker, and it is said that baring notice! that on a cirtain da; of the week a pudding was placed on the ledge of a window to cool, he brought a bean blower and a box of mandrake pills, and when the pudding next appeared he blew it full of pills. It is also said that pnddings are no longer exposed on that back window. Tn Alsatian poet, Daniel Hlrtz, Jr., died recently at Bischweiler, a suburb of Strasbourg, at the age of 57. He inherited the potical talent of his father, whom German; claimed as one ol her poets fart; years ago. and who wrote in the Alsatian dialect numerous stories and fables in the manner oi Lsdontaine. which achieved great popu larity throughout Alsaoe. He took part in the war of 1870-1 as a captaiu in the French artillery. Tn stock-farms of William M. gingerly, of The 1‘UiUuieli Kia Record, are situated about twenty miles from Philadelphia, on the banks of the Wiseahickon. For fifteen years Mr. Singerly has been perfecting this mag nificent ranch, and is now the Holstein settle king of Pennsylvania. Blooded stock of all kinds is to be found on the place. Under Jason Sexton, the mana ger, the farms and stock have been im proving every year until at present the raneh is n perfect model of iu kind. Jusoa ‘Tom'* Hughes passed through Hew York last week on his way to viait the English colony at Hagby. Tenn. He is fairly contented with the success of his colonization scheme, but atill hopes for bigger things Before returning to England. Judge Hughes will go to Kansas to vitit a son who lives there and will also star a few days in New York. Hii health is excellent, and he is the same genial man that be has always been II be it growing old, no one would tnapnctil 1 ARKANSAS STATE NEWS Monday at 8am Hal*, a notorious -mtlaw and murderer from Bolivar county, Mississippi, was airing himself l n tbe tun and muting on bit fair pto portlons. sergeant Kennedy at Tine il'.ufl pulled him In and tbe prisoner awaits the coming of the aberlll to carry ntra back to the scene of murder com muted over a year ago. Moneyed men ot Texarkana are dis easing the protect of buying up the moat lliigible property between tbe Iron Mountain and Houtbrrn and St. Louis, Arkansas and Telia roads known aa the Arkansas o.l mill, which hat been idle for the past few year*, and converting It Into an extensive cotton and woalen mill. The buildings areof modern build and eminently adapted for the manufacture of cotton and woolen g<x»ls. Thia will be another big featber In Texarkana’s hat. The man Oro's. who on the lKth of May killed Andy Moore and to severely itabhed John Maxev.hotb colored, had bia trial last week and came clear. Joe Ballentlne, the deputy city mar shal of Alma, who killed young M arram at Alma aorae two months ago, was found guilty of manslaughter Saturday and aentenced to two yeara la the penitentiary. ' Crop* are not as good as was ex pected pryor to gathering. i tost county will build a $10,000 courthouse. At Bear City tut week C. F. Bnetsch was severely cut by Dan Haley in a row over a livery bill. ' A wild panther was last week re ported rosining through the hills south of Bay Village, In Cross county. John Evlne, who kilted John True love in cold blood la Johnson county, in June, and who was placed in the penitentiary for safe-keeping, was taken from there six weeks since and placed in the lunatic asylum, as he seemed to have lost his mind com pletely. He was olosclv watched at the asylum, and it was discovered that his lunaey was only feigned, and he was trying to thus escape punishment. He was taken from the asylum Monday and again placed in the penitentiary. The Conway Tribune hat been sold .o Senator John Dunaway and G. B. Farmer. The paper will be conducted In the Interest of the Wheol organiza tion. 1 Cotton In Howard county is esti mated at 60 per cent, of a full crop. Corn will make more than the average yield. ' A telegram was received at Fort Smith Tuesday from Washington that President Cleveland had granted an un conditional pardon to James Fitz patrick, Wm. Jackson, Hit. Brooks, James Palmer, Ueo. Hoover, lieuben Gaines and Wm. Henderson, all con fined In the United States jail, under conviction of manslaughter. The news was received with much enthusiasm among the friends of the parties, all of whom are prominent and well-to do citizens of the Chickasaw Nation, some of them wealthy. In August, lux', these men killed two cow-boys out of a party who came to Fitzpatrick's ranch for the purpose of taking away some stock by force. Nina men were tried for the murder in October, 1886, and the jury convicted them ot man slaughter. They were allowed to re main on bond and return to tbelr homes pending a motion for a new trial, and were not called upon to return until the 20th or last month, when all came in but one. In the latter part of August Judge Parker overruled the motion for a new trial to all the de fendants except Wm. Callahan, and committed them to jail. Callahan was allowed a new trial, after which bis case was thrown out of court. A murder by what is believed to be a branch of the^Mlasourl Bald Knobbers was reported Monday from Mountain View. John llardcastlo, a farmer living near that ullage, bad been warned to leave the country by men who he’d a grudge against him. Hardcastle is a \ ery industrious man, and had n large family, and was poor. His home was a rude log cabin, and he supported his wife and children by cultivating a small tract of land. He started in a wagon with his family and effects for the Arkansas river. After traveling two or three miles he halted, having beard his name pronounced by some one hidden in the underbrush, who called him a hog-thief, and dared him that way Uardeas! ie grasped his gun and advanced a few spaces, when two men opened fire on him, riddling him with buckshot. Five men havo been arrested charged with the crime. Jne rail term of the I’ulaski chancery court convenes next Monday. The docket il lighter than usual. However, there are an unusual number of divorce case* numbering about 100. The most important suit on the docket Is that of the State vs. the Memphis and l.ittle Hock railroad for back taxes. It will be remembered that there was a resolu tion Introduced In the last legislature to accept $30,000 as a compromise, but the resolution failed, and now the attorney-general has instituted suit to enforce the state’s lien for back taxes. John Grant, a young man of Harris burg, was tried Monday in the circuit court for selling whisky without license, convicted end lined $400. On Thursday last W. It. Morgan, a prominent citizen of Bialnc, Choctaw Nation, was preparing his gun to go hunting, when the weapon was ac cidentally discharged, the entire load striking Lis wife in the face, killing her instantly. ' Itwas reported at l.ittle Hock Mon day that the north-bound cannon ball on the Iron Mountain road had been wrecked at Walnut Kldge. The report caused much anxiety, as the train had many members of the U. A. H. from that place, Texarkana and Hot Springs aboard, en route for St. Louis. It was learned that at 11:30 Monday night a freight train coming south was side tracked at Walnut Ilidge and the switch left open. The passenger esiue thundering along and ran through the switch and Into the freight engine. Both engines were badly damaged, but no one was injured. _ While attending circuit court at Harrisburg, B. C. Spircy, s prominent merchant of Lexter, Mo., was arrested by a deputy I'nited states marshal, charged with burning a store and hotel belonging to him, and also the post othoe at Weiner, Ark., last December, to secure insurance amounting to $3200 The arrest was made at the instance ef the insurance companies that bad compromised with him for $16u0 and have since beeu searching for evidence. Mews reached Little Hock Thursday night from Oklahoma. I. T., on a tragic thooting between cowboy* named Adam Russel and John Clarke, who had a camp on Stillwater, and who were herding cattle in the neighbor hood. A dissgrr tnc.t about a matter of little moment caused Russell to ahoot Clarke. The shot took eO'c t in liia cheek, wounding him badly, lie drew j a revolver and tired at Ratted, who | returned the fire. After several shot* j bad been exchanged, Russell dropped to the ground, aaying he had received a death wound. < lurko walked some distance from the camp, where he fell exhausted. When found by friends both men were bleeding profusely. It is thought neither will recover. In the Un ted States court at Fort Smith Thursday evening, Simon Secon- j dyne, a prominent Delaware Indian, was convicted of avi-laughter and committed to jail, huvingjbcen on bond. At the Delaware payment In the Cherokee Nation, on the 6th of April last, a barrel of Green Clark hard cider, from St. lavuis, was placed on the market, and many of those preaent be came Intoxicated on the beverage, j Some time after dark Secondyne and a young man named John Thornton en gaged in a fist-light in the midst of a crowd, and Secondyne shot liis an tagonist, killing him Inttantly. Deputy marshal Frank Dalton was on the ground and arrested Secondyne, lodg ing him in jail here a few Java Inter, hut he soon made a $10,000 bond and was released. He was indicted for murder, but as the killing was done in the midst of a general drunken row. i and the evidence was not very clear as ! to who was to blame, the d striot at- I torney only asked for a verdict of man- 1 Slaughter, and got it. The trial of Burrell Oden wood, charged with the murder of bin brother in-law, A. T. Brown, of the ( hicltnaw Nation, last November, closed on Mon day evening, and was given to the jury, who remained out until late Wednes day night, and, having failed to agree, were discharged, standing four for con Vlotlon and eight for ao initial On the trial it developed that Odenwood’s tight name is Wm. Lemmons. Jle formerly lived in Dallas, Polk county, in this state, where he married a daughter of Judge T. M. Carder; While living at Dallas he shot and seriously wounded Holder Hudgins, a prominent citizen of that place, and lied to Louisiana. At Parish lie mi, In the latter state, he killed a man named Cox, and escaped to Arkansas, but only remained a short time, going from Polk county, to the Panhandle of Texas, where he assumed the name of Oden wood, drifting from there into the Chickasaw Nation, whero he again married. Ills wife and the wife ot A. T. Brown were sisters. Gov. Hughes pardoned A. E. Tettr »on Thursday, who was sent to the penitentiary for one year from Pine Bluff lor robbery last December. Peter son was chief of police of the town when the robbery was committed, and some witnesses came into court and testilied that Peterson was the man, but it turns out now that he was inno cent. He has been in the penitentiary now for more than nine month. 5 A furniture factory, for which a capital of $|o,0o0 lias been raised, w ill ; soon be built in Newport. Assessment returns for Aahiey cotin ty show a gain of $295,890 over last year’s valuation—the largest gain for any one year since the war. 5 Of the sixty-six varieties of seedling apples from Arkansas, exhibited be fore tho I’omoiogieal society in Boston recently, forty-six were from Benton county. Cotton will avorago about 73 per cent of a full crop iu Arkansas county. 1 Farmers have been making the most of tho line weather, and picking has gone forward rapidly. Tho pecan crop in the Bed river country is the test known for many years. There is great complaint of the ef fects of drought in Hempstead county. Cotton, it is said, will he 23 per cent, less than last year, and corn is more or less injured by dry rot. A colored blacksmith, who works every day at his forge, and who Is 109 years old, Is a resident of Ozan, Ark. His name is Perkins, lie was sold on the block in New Orleans'and taken to Arkansas in P-19. Jefferson county just now is paying j out weekly $2 ',0‘JJ lor the single item of cotton-picking, done mainly by women and children The Howard county Wheel lias con i solidated with the Farmers’ alliance. It has been so dry in Calhoun county that saw mills have been compelled to shut dow n for lack ot w ater. The fish are still dying IB the ; Arkansas river. Fish that are now ! caught and cooked spoil in a few ! hours. Farmers in Little Hiver county have i some surplus livestock they wouldn't I object to selling at fair prices. The county clerk of l.onoke. is re sponsible to* the story of a jay bird j killing a snake eight feet long. The corn of Ashley county U above an average, but cotton has been materially damaged by drought and j Worms. Bill Jones, a noted moonshiner o! Newton county, wan killed last week l while resisting revenue officer*. Woodruff county prow* some tall weeds. A correspondent there boasts he can any day lind smart- weeds over nine feet high with stales three to four ! inches in circumference, i Probably the youngest bride in the state will be .Miss l.ulu Matthews, aged : 14, of Centre Point, license having been granted, with consent of parents, for her marriage to Isaac Runnels, aged id. Pine llluil points with pride to the facts that work is going forward rapid ly on the uew waterworks, and the gas company Is enlarging its plant to the measure of a town of 2~, hhj Habi tants. • otton on Red river and the prairies near by is reported as good as any crop made for years. Judge Calvia McHenry lias 225 a res. which, lie says, will give a ba> to tho acre if pickers can be bad to gather it. 'l'he situation in Italias county is not so good as it might be according to a correspondent who says: The cotton crop is almost a failure. What promised about the 1st of July to be the largest i yield ever known in the county, has I been cut abort at least one-half by the drought, rust, laiiuesi, etc. The corn crop turned out much better than ex | pected. All the thrifty farmers have enough corn to Iasi them one year and I many have tome to sea. GENERAL NEWS. The Ottawa express, f‘>r Montreal. Canada, wai wrecked Monday after noon by the expansion of the ratit. None of the passengers wm injured The barn of James Jones, near Jowan. iud., was burned Sunday night, with all its contents. I.os«. $4,000; naured for $2,000, in the Continental, New York. At the general conference of the Evangelical church, held at Buffalo, X. Y., Bishop* J. J. Esher, or Chicago; Jlioinas Bowman, of Allentown, Pa., and K. Dubs, of Cleveland, Were re elected. Kvery precantlon has been taken by the authorities or New' York City to prevent the spread of cholera. Mr. Telford, son of Judge I>. W. Telford, of Mason City, died at the asylum at Independence Iowa, Wednes day morning. William Peralck, a sailor on the schooner Selkirk, was fatally injured at Toledo Sunday night by falling through an open hatchway. John Seroggin (colored) was arrested Monday at Madison, Wis., for out rage. Ilia victim was a German woman named Mary Olday. J.eading members ofthe Siotix nation in Dakota have petioned the President to revoke the order of the commissioner of Indian affairs forbidding Instruction In the Indian schools in any but the English language. While at Ban Francisco the members of the Pacific railway commission borrowed $4,000 of the Central Pacific railway company—then under investi gation—to pay their hotel bills. The jury In the Kennedy murder case, at Dubuque* Iowa, returned a verdict Monday night of murder in the tirstdegre. The commemorative service* at York. Ta., were ended Saturday night a parade, grand illumination, and mas querade ball. Four smugglers were killed In a battle with Ynited States officers on tbe Rio Grande. Over $10,000 worth of silk. laces, and tine dress goods were seized at the New York custom house Monday. It is thought they belong to a dressmaker named Kennedy. The grand jury at Logansoort. Ind., Is Investigating tbe paying of base ball Sundays. Tho law has been evaded by the management giving free admis sion, but charging for score cards. The )urv at New York in the case ot Dan Lyona, who was tried for killing Joseph Quinn, an athlete, last night re turned a verdict of guilty of murder in the tlrst degree. It is bellevod that the proposed scheme for the forming of one general classification of freight for all trunk lines betweon New York and the I’aciflc coast will he abandoned. Kach road seems to want its own terms adopted. The Lincoln (Neb ) Fire Insurance Company his failed after one year’s business. The to.s to stockholders, it is said, will rea r $100,OjQ. A receivel will he appointed. G. Thompson, a Chicagoan, caught his foot in a railway frog at Rochester, Ind., Monday night, and was run over hv a train and mortally in jured. The National Telephone Exchange, at ita meeting Tuesday in Pittsburg, resolved to hold its next convention at New York. Strong arguments in favor of Chicago proved unavailing. The last spike, a gold one, was driven Wednesday in the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham road, at Crew’s Mill, Aia. The line will be opened for business at once. The rough water in New Y'ork bay caused a steamer, with a thousand people on board, to collide w ith a tug. also crowded with persons anxious tc w itness the yatch race. One man had a leg broken and six others were thrown into the sea, but were speedily rescued, A Kg hold was stovo in the tug throe feet above the water line. Thursday at Fayette, N. F. M Severance, casbierof the hurt Farmer’s Rank, was arrested for embezzling $50,000 of its funds. An assignment was made Thursday by ihe J. 15. Wathen & Bro. Company, distillers, at Louisville, Ky. The liabili ties are $00,000 and the assets arc figured at $125,000. Tbe general term of the supreme court at New York. Thursday, issued an order that the sentence itbposed on Jacob Sharp bo carried out. Sir John Pope Henne>sey is about to retire from public life to ills newly purchased castle in Ireland. r>u11:iw state Fair and F.rposition. Tickets will be on sale at all coupon stations on tho Missouri Pacific Rail way, and Iron Mountain Route, at one fare for the round trip to Dallas during the State Fair anil Exposition, which will be Held Oct. 20 to Nov. (J. Tickets will be on saio Oct. ]ii to Nov. 2 in clusive, good returning until Nov. 8. Nearly $11,000 worth of white paper is used for each edition of the Philadelphia J.adies llvuie Journal. The Ktlitor receives a salary of »Iu.i.h)0.00 a year. The editions exceed 5OO.IW0 copies each. Every copy is mailed to a woman whe has paid for it. User (i.uuO sub scriptions were received Monday Sep tember fith. It will be mailed four months to every reader who mentions this paper and sends ten cents in stamps or silver to Curtis Publishing Co., Philadelphia, Fa. bee advertise ment. ArqiiUt«<l of Murder. Bloomington, Ixd., Oct 2.—The time of the circuit court to-day has been oc cupied by the trial of Sarah Meadows, the first woman ever charged with murder in Monroe county. A week ago she shot and killed Eiaworlh An derson while he was attempting to break in her bouse. The court room was crowded, sympathy being entirely with the woman. The evidence was all in in less than three hours, and it made it plainly evident that the woman only protected her home and her honor. 1'pou the witness-stand she described the scene of the terrible tragedy at her door. The jury retired but a few min utes. On the second ballot the woman waaacquitted. When the result wae announced she w as overcome with joy, ana from her chair personally thanked the jurymen for protecting a poor widow. LAUOK NOTES. The national council of tbe Amal gamated BulMing Trade* * ** m »*» alon at Chicago Saturday. At <'•>« afternoon the following reflation was adopted: "Kesolved, That this national organization indorse the action of Halted'Carpenter*’ councilor Chicago in regard to advertising the Hay market theater building of this city as a “scab' job.” The resolution evoked a great deal of discussion. Mr. Blrck said that while there was a law against boycotting, lie was of the opinion that there would be no trouble in havit circulars distributed at the labor meet ing*, to that they would got into the hand* of the proper persona. Mr. Shelter, of Toledo, advised the conven tion to act cautiously, as Chicago w as acity’in which the polite put down their heels on free speech. Philadelphia was selected.as a place for holding the next convention, and the date tixed w as September, 1M. The election of oflicers for the ensuing year resulted a* follows: President, J. S. Kobinson, of Cincinnati; vice president, P. W. Birch of Brooklyn, N. V.; secretary and. treasurer, L. C. Ilutchinson, of De troit; chairman of executive board, \V. II. Thomas, of Philadelphia. A dispatch from Evansville, Jnd., savs : The coal miner’s strike in this and adjoining counties, appear to he of more sorious aspect ca b day. Tiie miners employed In the Dowaon mines joined the strikers this morning, leav ing only two mines in operation, viz: The Kogers and >Vhitc liiver ^ alley. The Sunny Side company issued an ultimatum to their employes, that If they did not return to work im mediately. they could consider them selves discharged. The strikers as yet have paid no attention to the order. The few companies having a supply of coal on hand have all the orders they can fill. Meanwhile prices are steadily advancing. The coal-mine strike In Evansville, [nil., remains unchanged. None of the miners are being worked save the Diamond mine, where six or seven of the day shift are engaged in mining sutticient coal to fill the daily contract for the water-works. Doth sides are determined and it is a question as to which will give in. The employes of B. Medon, at the De Forest and Chandler mines, went out Monday morning, and all expeetators of relief from that quarter are abandoned. Meanwhile the supply of coal in the city is running short. It wa3 learned on reliable authority that the water-works in a day or two w ould he compelled to be gin using coke, and Maj. Itosecranz, of the Heilman I'low-works, said that his establishment would he compelled to shut down on account of lack of coal. Other factories are reported running short and several of them have made arrangements to burn wood. District Master Workman Farmer, who speass for over 20,000 Knights of I.abor in Texas anil adjoining Btates, said Wednesday afternoon in an ad dress at I-abor Hall at Sherman, Texas: •‘I want It understood that the Knights of I.abor of this district and this state oppose any such scene as the Hay market ailair in Chicago, and are In favor of the law taking its oourse with the anarchists now under sentence of death. Wo want honesty, sobriety and right, not bloodshed, not riot and dynamite.” He was hoard by a very iarge crowd ami left for Pittsburg, Pa., to attend the General Assembly. The General Executive Board of the Knights of I.abo r w ill be In Pittsburg next Friday on their way to Min neapolis. They will stop over a day to address a mass-meeting gotten up in the interest of the Black Diamond .Steel works strikers. The local Knights are making arrangements for the meeting, and expects one of the largest demon strations ever held in that section. Fred Paget, the walking delegate of the Seamen’s union, who was shot by Andrew lUemel at Milwaukee Satur day while endeavoring to force the latter to quit work on the barge Michigan, died in tlie hospital Sunday morning. A number of vessel owners have evinced great interest in Kiemau’s case, and have secured legal counsel for him. It is said manufacturers who are not in the cigar-makers’ union have been counterfeiting the label peculiar to their organization. Many suits will lie brought .in the near future. Otti. ors of the International Union sued a Mil waukee, Wis., wholesale dealer Tues day, placing their damages at $1,000. The general executive board of the Knights of Labor and the coke oper ators are arranging for a conference to settle the existing differences between the coke workers and their employers, The meeting will bo held at Phil adelphia in a few days, and an amieahlo settlement is expected. Killer! In Self-I>efen»e. XastiviLLK, Texts., Oct. 2.—Jasper Keitel, a driver on the penitentiary line of street cars, was shot and killed by lienrv Harwood, a driver on the Vanderbilt line, to-day. The immediate cause of the difficulty was a dispute be tween tlie two men in front of the Masonic theater. Harwood objected to Keitel’s ear stooping in front of him, Keitel Iliad remarked that ho would make Harwood take hack or explain something, and when Harwood entored the stable he was accosted ’ Keitel, who demanded an explanation, w ith a threat. Harwood tried to asoid a dif ficulty, but Keitel followed hi hi up as he retreated and struck Harwood on the head. Harwood drew a revolver and tired, killing Keitel. Harwood gave himself up, but was released, the coroner's jury having exonerated him. A Floe Pension Ouestloa. Wamiixgton, D. C., ftept. -*<3.—Com missioner Black of'tire pension bureau recently addressed a letter to the second comptroller of tlie treasure, stating that in 1871 the then commis sioner of pension* compelled C. C. Schofield, a Pittsburg attorney, to pay $210 which it was alleged he had wrongfully withheld from Margaret Parker, a pensioner. The money was afterward paid out by the commissioner to the wrong person, and the inquiry is now made whether the government is compelled to make good Mrs. Parker’s loss. The deputy comptroller has de cided that at the money was originally paid to an authorized attorney, all ol Its obligations have been discharged and this holding is not modified by the fact that the then pension commis sioner compelled the agt-n^ to re"sy money wrongfully m itbheld, but paid It out to the wrong person. PITH AND POINT, Complaint of the stag* carpenter— nil work and no play, — Texas Siftings. Tlia land bo ms break out just after the assessor has boetl arowid.— Alta California. Morin* out of the "arret Is the only wav in which som 1 writers display attic (jtr’t.— iferas Siftings. Perhaps Mr. Villard will yet make another triumphal progress through the northwest.—St. Paul iiiobt. Jesse Pomeroy'* atteni|its at escape are a good argument for capital Pun ishment.—Bouton Transcript. The all-summer boycott on the oyster has been raised. The oyster is being lifted, too.—Philadelphia Pre is. Jhe hardest kicking on public enter pi -is always come from those who give the least. —Kansas City Sun. I lie undertakers are brightening up since the season for hunting prairie chickens has arrived—Lincoln Journal. A lightning calculator—the mao who calculated that lightuinz wouldn't strike twice in one place. — Texas Siflingt. One of last week's lessons for rail roads was that the a'r-brake should not ho made of air alone.— Philadelphia Inquirer. Canada may hare the union phe is after, by means of a little band of gold around her liuger.— Syracuse Standard. In the olden time when a lawyer in sulted a judge,court was adjourned for the duel. Now the lawyer is put iu jail. — Galveston Sews. An ingenious Boston man has invent ed a missile to throw at umpires, which can be furnished by the usfiers in any quantity.—Texas Siftings. A Chinaman can make money by running a T store, while some Caucas ians ill ght peddle the whole alphabet and, starve. — Texas Siftings. The visit of Mr. McGurigle to Hong Hong will bn a great relief to tlie de tectives. They will not have to annoy him now. — Sew York Graphic. Water is supposed to bo as cheap and as plentitul as dirt, yet a jeweler has no compunction in charging $1 for a main-spring. — Charlestown Enterprise. The statement of our rival is a bare legged, raw-boned, ulcerated, weather beaten old falsehood, that long ago wore itself out.—Milwaukee Telegraph. It is only the harrassed schoolmaster who can fully appreciate the pertinency of the name bo s give to tennis shoes— sneakers.—Itoston Journal of Educa tion. W luie tho«o learned doctors aro lu Washington it may tie well (or Uncle Sam to show ’em that dreadfully swol len surplus leg of his.—l'liitadelphia lltcord. The milkmen have added 1 cent a juart, w.lh the understand ng that the milk is to be pure. This may relieve 1 the demands on the pumpiiigworks. — Milwaukee Sentinel. The children for whom there is not ; seliool room can go up the river and amuse themselves watching the ! expenditure o( funds for a dusking tun* 1 uel. — Milwaukee Sentinel. A liar Harbor girl who was told by nti old boatman to be sure and have her ! boat well trimmed went to work and sewed two silk tlouuces around the gun wale.— Yonkers Statesman. The prince of Siam goes home t>v the Canada route. He avoided San Fran cisco, and it is just !ts well, for bis favor te driuk is a mixture of beer and I lemonade.—Alta California. The rumor that the ex-bauk cashiers in Canada would organize a trust appears to be unfounded. They are l to well acquainted with each other’s hands. —Leu am worth Times. If a man and wife are one llesh no ! woudur it is such a paiuful operation ; for them to get d.vorccd. And. by the ! way, that reminds us that divorces should only be grauled on TwoS-day.— Charleston tntcrpnse. Many a lady w ill extol the fairness and spread the fame of a business house during her whole lifetime just because of some little coneewdon tin y made to | her, which cost them little, lint flatter 'd her self-esteem. — Carpet Trade and He. view. Many a man thinks that it is his good ness which keeps him from crime, when i it is only h s full stomach. On half allowance he would bo as ugly and knavish as anybody. Don't mistake potatoes for principles!—Burlington Justice. It is a Fttlo hard on (ion. Mdes to have escaped the perils of the war atnl of numerous Indian campu ugus only lo have his leg broken by falling from a tally-ho coach. Fate seems to love a joke once-in a while, oven if it lie a paiuful one to the subject.—A’eui York | Worid. --- A Fight to the Death. We learn from an observer that a bull was wad ng along in the edge of i the Flint River swamp hist Monday, nipping cane and keeping cool, when a huge alligator made a dash at his nose, but missed a hold. The hull made light, and prodded the alligator with his horus. Then commenced a tierce and blood, oucountur iu the shallow water that beggar* description. The ’gator struck v ith ids tail and snapped furious ly " lb his huge jaw*, tearing the skm and lli'-h in big strips from the bull. The bull g't his horns into the ’gator’s sides and, 1 fling Ins huge carcass, toss od ii m high and dry on the ground, and following up with a deep bellow rushed again upou its f ie. The alliga tor met h m with a terrible blow of its t t 1. knocking off one horn and liring ngihu bull lo ids knees. The other horn got it under a fore leg of the g.,tor and tli : 'gator gelt ng a front foot of the bull in its mouth they be came looked and rolled and tumbled feartullv. They got into the water agam, where, after a brief struggle, both expired. Tnu out rails of the’gator wen; protruding m several places, while I lie Ini 11 was nearly stripped of ilide and llosh.—S uniter ((At.) lie publican. Instinct Guides Their Steps. “One of Iho strangest phenomena to mo." remarked a physic au last even ing. is the mutter in which Koine in toxicated men find their homos. For iustance, 1 hud u very wealthy patient Bond for mo the other morning Ho wanted me to dress a wound on the back of his head. He was utterly un able to tell how he had received it. It was a severe cut, and must have been very painful. Inquiry developed that the gentleman had attended a banquet the night before, which was a very lively affair. In the early morning he departed for home. Ho remembered in a rather muddled way evory iuo dent that happened to him up Lo the time of reaching the street. Alter that all is a blauk, and he can recall nothing until lie aaoke in bed that morning with a lacerated and painful head. How, when or wncre he reco.ved his wound he can not telL Vet bo was able to iitid his home, open the door and got into lied. I feel inclined to aocept FalstafTs reasoning and <sv that sin-h people readi their destination by instinct.’’— J'hiladeljiltia Vail. One of HH Customers. Little l>-ij Please. 1 want the doc tor to come and *oe mother. Servant — Doctor’s out. Whore do von ooim froml Little Itoy — What" Don't you know me? IV hr, we deal w tti you; we had a babv from here last weeii — runak, m rcssBu. ' ■v. a e:u.Ham. J\ J- l^LXJL,_ Wholesale Druggist, 299 MAIN STREET, MEMPHIS, TENN. ■wr w >1^2 ~ 'J ibnmjb I n »—<E f"> 1 , Undertaker, Forrest City, Ark. ^ Kr«|)i on >>mi* • l*i*c «# SKTAt.lC Bt'RUI. CASKS, CftJTOM, 1 - Ain* »u^l*n coDIe. ef til rtylw »u<l An T^ Azant Hearse and Outfl.1 AijWArs heax)T pou oniixna. Ail k\ni»«f rnTnftnrtspUrM l» b*?t.t;l. SkUateeUon punitM). Orlei* »olletU(! aal l«-cmpu; to . _i_f_—--:-- “ — -- , (FAMA.Yfcnc! ?A&CY GROCERIES lj*a_ '.<%&* ]E=staro*WT.'tt c£j Co., Dealers in all kinds of Groceries, banned Goods, CQ1FECTIONS, CIGARS, Etc. W** ItvIU ih^pabii^ft^rtlljr lu giro an a cV.I W't bay in<l>oil all kinds of ooantTy produce. j. e. k^toihleuvt, PBACIICIL WATCKHAKSR a JEWELER - A'l<l XJoAlor In-■ Finr Watches, French and American docks, C!tries, STEfllUS S!lVEawnri. SILVc?.-P»-i»?ES WIRE, QpCo tocloB, iT,iu.> T Hlale O utloi*y, tit.* BANK OF EASTERN ARKANSAS. IFaid. up Capital. $30,000. J. W. WYNNE, PRESIDENT. JAS. FUSSE ViCK-PRESIDENT. CHAS. H. SANDERS, CASHIER. 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