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V°l- X XX1-_FORIIKST CITY, ARK., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOVKMKKR 22, liHH._^ NO. 9. id p n. A Carroll County Maniac Murders His Mother and Attempts Life of a Brother. OCCURRENCES OF A WEEK BRIEFLY STATED Xni*Brnl Martml at I'laa Hlalf to Organ - I la a National law anil Ordar I ragur Among t nlnrad I'anpla Aaptlai lull aaatlna Mania at I'araguuld A N.»*rl 1*1 tti. At ?. meeting of the world's fair hon orary commissioners lad the eltlzi of Vau liuren county in Clinton. J K Scanlun introduced and had adopted the following resolutions 1. That w<* favor an appropriation by the legislature of $1f>0.000 in Ar kansas non Interest slat'- warrants for Lhe purpose of enabling the commis sioners to creditably represent the state of Arkunsus in all her resources at the world's fair, to lie held In the city of St. Louis in 1903. 2. That said warrants shall not he sold for less than fi.'i cents on the dol lar. We believe that where it is nec essary to buy alcohol and other pre servatives for the purpose of exhibit ing our fruit these warrants may lie disposed of at par. 3. That said warrants shall be in the denominations of $1. $2. $r>, $10 and $20. 4. That said warrants shall lie re deemable in lines, taxes and all dues and debts due the state of Arkansas. 5. That said warrants shall he ex empt from all state, county and incor porated taxes. 6. That each county shall receive $1,000 in said warrants and each coun ty having more than one representa tive shall receive $.'<00 in excess for each representative. These warrants to be expended by direction of the county's board; tho balance of said warrants to be turned over to the state board to be used for th<* purpose of state representation. 7. That we will not support any candidate for the legislature who will not pledge himself, if tie should l»e elected, to support such a measure by his vote and action. 8. That the citizens of Van Muren county have organized themselves into a representative party on the issue of state warrants, believing as we do that it is the duty of the citizens to formulate measures to their interest financially or otherwise. Or-ler fc*AV«Mfi sinr The twenty-eighth annual session of the order of the Eastern Star of Ar kansas doted at Little Hock on the L'Oth with the installation of the fol lowing newly elected officers: Brand matron, Julia M. Gill, Little Hock (re-elected); grand patron, Mark Olney, Mena; grand associate matron. Blanche Klock, Eureka Springs; grand associate patron, J. M. Oathout. Booneville; grand secretary, Jennie 11 Hopkins; Little Rock (re-elected); grand treasurer, Cora Westerfleld. Conway; grand conductress. Miss Athea Barker, Bradley; grand asso ciate conductress, Jennie 11 Ellis Fort Stnith. Reports showed the order in a flour ishing condition, but during the past year forty seven members passed away T**rrlbl« I• —•••• uf it MriiImc John Pemberton, aged 3.'>. n mania, murdered his mother at th.-ir home fifteen miles from Eureka Springs and made an unsuccessful attempt on the life of his brother. Pemberton devel oped a violent mania several months ago, but his relatives arranged to con line him at their home He was dose >y guarded for a few weeks, when his improved condition caused the family to relax their vigilance, lie arose from bed at ni^ht and heat his mother to death with a rifle, then turned on his brother, who saved his life by overpowering the crated man after a desperate struggle. Tit# l&miltbiifi ('•«». i he man Rathbun, who is supposed to be under arrest at Jeffersonville, lod . charged witli murdering an un known man and shipping the corpse to his wife at Little Rock as ills own m order to defraud an insurance com kany, will first lie tried in Indiana on fhe murder charge and if acquitted w'" then he taken in charge by I'nii P(1 States army- officials to answer for desertion. Attorney General Mur |’hy says there is no law in tills state 0 h"n:sh attempt to defraud life iu 11 ranee companies. '•’kaiwju' It«prj'At*ntiatiY»|. 7 following delegates represeted fkansas at the national W. C. T. 1’. vent Ion, held last week at Eort v'orth. Tex. Mrs. M. A. Dorsey. New P°rt; Mrs. L. A. Mark well, Little k; Mrs. E. Ethridge. Hope; Mrs. J, c- I“ittmau, Prescott; Mrs. S. E. ayne. Port Smith; Mrs. E. H. Brown. °n Smith: Miss Bessie Yautis. Para 8ould. I,taw nn«l Order Rev. Father Lucy and several other prominent citizens of Pine Bluff pro pose to organize a law and order league, to be composed of about ninety per cent colored people and ten per c ent white citizens, with the object of securing a better observance of the law by a certain class of colored peo ple The order will seek for mem bership leading people of both races, the whites to advise and assist the majority in attaining the objects de sired. it is proposed to organize local leagues throughout the south to work In conjunction with the national league. Ktt'lriff hi to TrMpaai, In a suit for damages in federal court at Texarkana, where a party was killed by a railroad train, Judge i rlelier held that the public using the track of a railroad as a pathway are trespassers. In this particular case the plaintiff offered evidence that the public had used the trac k for a num ber of years at the point where the accident occurred without objection on the part of the railroad, and the defendant proved that signs had been posted warning the public to keep off the trac k. ICrMth XxcitCMM'a Cmuniuloil. Gov. Davis has commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence of George Bedford, colored, who was to have l>een hanged at Hope on the 30th Inst, for tlie* crime of rape. Petition ers for clemency stated that the victim was a colored woman of questionabl reputation. li*|>t|%t Convention. The annual convention of Baptists was held at l’aragould last week, 1.000 delegates and visitors being in attendanc e Kx Gov. James P. Kagle. of Little Roc k. was re-elected president for the tewnty first time. Gov. Jef ferson Davis was elected first vice I president; Lieut Gov. M. P. Huddles ton. second vice president; lion W. T. Smith of Camden, secretary; Sam Campbell, of Searcy, assistant secre tary; J H. Kitchens, of Jonesboro treasurer. \ Xfilprf, About two weeks ago the skeleton of a man was found In the woods near Monroe, Lee county. The Memphis police, being notified, made a thorough investigation and discovered that the skeleton was that of M G. Jones, a ; t i m be r inspector, who mysteriously disappeared from a Memphis hotel July 23,-tf»00. The skeleton was iden titled by a bunch of keys which be longed to Jones and the gold tilling in several front teeth. Shunting at Klllott. At Rlliott, a small station op the Gordon branch, three young men. Will Ponder. Sam Sales and ('. N. McFall. while under the influence of liquor, became Involved in a dispute and the two latter were shot by the former. Sales lost a finger and McFall re reived a bad wound In the thigh < hargnil niili ('lias Bat'fonl was arrested at Pine Ithlge, near Clarendon, charged with ssault on a young lady. The crime is said to have been committed while Itatsfi.rd wits taking the young lady home in u buggy. The accused is a married man and lias several children BRIEF MENTION * lad named Glover vas seriously injured in a runaway at Warren The Western Arkansas Teachers' As delation will meet at Fayetteville De ceniher JO. An organized gang of crook a have recently held up a number of citizens on the streets of Texarkana. <’. L Moore, a young railroad man of Paragould. was killed in a Cotton Belt freight wreck neat Weiner. Wm. Millsap was shot and killed hy I Kmory Garland near Clinton in a dispute over the gathering oi some corn. The state Baptist convention ad* journed at Puragould on the 1!uh inst. Conway was selected as the place of meeting in 1!*0J. A drummer giving the name Of Shaw was liadly used up by a c itizen of Sher rill for being tea* fresh In his remarks to the said citizen's wifi Gov. flavts has offered a reward of $JaO for the arrest and conviction of Dave McWhorter, who shot and killed his wife at Mulberry recently. The railway sta..on of the Iron Mountain at Varner. Lincoln county, and the saloon of Capt Bob Rice were destroyed by tire on the 17th At Anderson Mill, on the Cotton Belt, south of Pine Bluff. Fred Hiller shot and killed Dan Williams. The tneu had quarreled over Williams' domestic troubles. Both were negroes Chas. Peake, a switchman, while rid ing on the pilot of an engine in the Iron Mountain train yards at Fort Smith, received fatal injuries by the locomotive running into u train a. a crossing. Assembling of the National Reci procity Convention at the National Capital. A PERMANENT ORGANIZATION EFFECTED. Chairman Theodore Search, of I'lillndclpliin. Outlined the Work Before the Con yen lion—tinny Man. IIfuel IIriUK Industrie* of the t utt ed Slnles Itepresented. Washington, Nov. 20.—Many of the manufacturing industries of the Unit ed States were represented at the National Reciprocity convention, which began its sessions here. There were 200 delegates present in re sponse to a call issued by the Nation al Association of Manufactures, at. a meeting in Detroit, last June. The convention is representative of all sections and its object is to give ex pression to the views of manufac turers generiiily on the subject, of reciprocity. 1). A. Tomkins, of Char lotte, V C., was chosen temporary chairman, and Theodore C. Search, of Philadelphia, permanent chairman. The organization was completed by election of the following: Vice-Chair men, tien. W. F. Draper, Massachu setts; T. L. Hickman, Georgia; Chas. II. Harding, Pennsylvania; .las. Peer ing, Illinois; Titus Sheard. New York city, and Robert J. Morgan, Ohio. Secretaries: Edward H. Sanborn, Pennsylvania, and K. P. Wilson, Cin cinnati. 1 he convention adopted resolutions of greeting to President Roosevelt, pledging its support and expressing ils confidence In his administration. Mr. Sean h, in taking the chair, out lined the work before the convention. He said in part: “Our aim has been to forestall tariff agitation, not to encourage it. It is the duty of this convention to harm onize as far as possibletlie widely-dif fering opinions represented in this body and to reduce to clear and force ful expression such principles as we hold in common. We are here to harmonize our views, not to empha size our differences. “This is no time or place for senti ment. for theories, or for statements that can not be fully substantiated by facts. I take it we are all agreed as to certain general propositions, stii'h as these: That some of th^ du ties embraced in our present tariff are no longer needful for the exist ence of the industries for whose pro tection they are imposed. “That many of our industries have reached a stage in their development where the home market alone can not absorb their entire product and con sequently new outlets are necessary for their continuous operation, and the steady employment of their oper atives. “That the establishment of more cordial commercial relations with other nations by means of an ex change of t.'iriff concessions would en large the foreign outlets of those in dustries for which increased export trade is necessary. “That if such applications of the principles of commercial reciprocity rouhl lx- made without injury to any >f our industries and consequent ex pansion of our foreign trade would in- beiieliei.il to all our commercial and industrial interests. •Toffee and tea are about the only ;ri'ut staple articles of commerce which we do not produce, and if ree iprtx ity lie limited to the use of these two commodities as a basis for negotiations we can not expect to iiuikc much progress. To insist upon trict adherence to such a principle in making application of reciprocity is virtually to oppose its use in any practical form. “The reciprocity that is wanted to dny is a reciprocity that mentis some thing and promises something in the •hap <>f tangible advantages for our commerce, not merely expressions of kind sentiment toward all Hie busi ness world, but ati actual giving and taking of concession* that will open wider for us the markets of the world and broaden the distribution of our product*.” AMERICANS WIN OUT AGAIN. 4nierirnn Ilridii' 4 tun pn > irrurn 4 Mtilrni It lor Twenty llrldiite In i:n«l 4frlca. Philadelphia, Not. u‘0. The Ameri* ran Itridge Co., «»f tliicity, has se cured a contract lor the construction of :u steel bridges along the line of the l gar.da railroad in Hast Africa. The aruiunt of the contract is about $1,<KMI,(hiO. Several Knglish and continental firms offered bids, but tliat of the Philadelphia company was not only the lowest, but guaranteed the completion of the work in a shorter space of time than its compe titors. NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE. **. I ool« World's Pair People Will ■Irrinsr a I onferenee With \rw Knalnnd Uavemon. St. Louis, Nov. 19.—One of the pro nounced movement* in the interest of the Louisiana Purchase e*[»osirtuii is now tinder way, and will lie e<ipk pletely arranged for. it is thought, l>,v the end of the month. This is a conference between World's fair of ficials and the governors of the New England states at Boston. President Francis and the heads of the commit tees on legislation and state and ter ritorial exhibits, Messrs. I). M. Houser and (lias. H. Hut tig, respectively, conferred, Monday, for the further ance of this plan. Messrs. Houser anti Huttig will constitute the delegation from tlie exposition company, and will he joined by certain auxiliary committees appointed by Mr. Iluttig from among the residents of St. Louis who have formerly lived *n the New England states. The auxiliary committees comprise a large mem Itership, and it is hoped lhat from among them a good number may find it possible to go before the New En gland governors at the conference at Boston. This movement iR partly the result of correspondence between the joint committees and (lov. J. F. Hill, of Maine. A letter was addressed to Gov. Hill, because of his exceptional inter est in the exposition, asking his opin ion of a conference between the World's fair officials and the gov ernors of New England. His reply, which was very prompt, was to the effect that he would l»e very glad to attend such a eonferenee, and that he. would lie glad to further the in terests of the fair in any other way that might be possible. It now re mains to address the other gov ernors, which will be done immedi ately. The movement is considered desirable largely because of the want of complete mutual knowledge be tween the east and the west. An un derstanding of what the exjmsition people are planning and what the peo ple of the Atlantic seaboard will hope to accomplish at the fair is regarded as indispensable. THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTHLAND. >Iueh Interest Im DevelopliiK In the South in tlie houlninnn Pnr elmne Centennial. St. Louis, Xov. 20. Mr. Robert II. Kern, the chief speaker of the Mer chants’ and Manufacturers' Excursion association on its excursion through Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, last week, is much elated over the way the excursionists were received and the enthusiasm for the World’s fair shown by the people of those states. "That excursion must be of incalculable benefit to St. Louis and World's fair intercuts,” he said. “The intelligent and courteous representa tives of St. Louis business interests most impressively presented the claims of St. Louis and strengthened her great hold on that section. Thanks to Private John Allen, the World’s fair claims were ably pre sented, and no one need doubt its heartiest support in that direction. I was more than gratified to mark ev erywhere progress and prosperity. Cotton mills and factories are spring ing up on all sides and I know of no country that offers so rich a reward to the laborer’s honest blow, or tiie capitalist’s dollar. Keep your eye on the beautiful southland. In another ten years it will be the garden spot of America. This journey was not an excursion; it was an ovation to the city of St. Louis and to the greatest exposition ever known to man.” HEIRS WILL CLAIM RIGHTS. The State of Minnesota May Have to (il\r I p n Valuable Piece of Property In St. Paul. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 20.—Quiet preparations are being made by the heirs of Charles P.azille, a pioneer set tler of St. Paul, to take possession of the old eapitol building as soon as the state officers have removed to the new structure. The action is planned on the ground that Mr. ltazille, in pre senting the capitol square to the state, stipulated that in the event tho site is abandoned, the property re verts to his heirs. It is asserted that the conditions arc a matter of record. The property is in the business sec tion, covers an entire block, and is very valuable. THE SMALLPOX IN VIENNA. t oIJ Weather Huh tireatly Increased the Kpidentle In the Austrian 1 apltal. New York. Nov. 20. A dispatch to the London Times and the New York Times from Vienna saw the cold weather lias greatly increased the number of cases of small pox in that city, which appeared to la- decreasing lately. Monday '.'>•> fresh eases were re ported. the largest number any day so far. The disease seems to have •pread over most of the poorer neigh borhoods of the metropolis. 1101 MI Chicago Enveloped In the Densest Fog Ever Experienced in That City. ____ WAS CAUSE OF NUMEROUS COLLISIONS. Onr Mnn Klllril. Two Fatally Injnrrd nod Flftri n Other* Serlonsly Mart, Principally by Itear-Knd Collisions on the Flevnted Kall roads. Chicago, Nov. 20.—The thickest fog ever exj>erienced in Chicago caused numerous collisions between trains early Tuesday morning. In these col lisions one man was killed, two were so badly injured that they will prob ably die, ami 15 others were seriously ly hurt. Scores of others, the police say, were injured in minor accidents due to the fog, but as they were able to assist themselves no oftieiul re ports were made. Every ambulance in the city was kept busy from 5:30 a. m. to 7:30 a. m. in carrying the in jured to their homes or hospitals. The more serious accidents occurred on tlie Metropolitan and the Luka Street elevated roads. There were two collisions on the Luke street “L,” two on the South Side *‘L,” one on the Northwestern “L” and one be tween suburban trains of the ltock Island and Luke Shore roads. Colli sions between vehicles and surface cars were frequent, but while a great number of people were injured by them, none of the injuries incapaci tated them, and the damage was chiefly to the colliding objects them selves. The record of deaths and iu injuries follows: Oil Metropolitan Flevnteil, Thomas Meeny, standing on rear platform; crushed to death. Fred Jones, both legs severed; will die. William Upton, serious internal in juries. Harry Twohey, internal injuries. Chas. Gallagher, foot crushed, In ternal injuries. Adolph Goldberger, toes crushed, knee fractured. Fred S. Islip, left arm and leg broken. A. U. Baumgart, badly cut and bruised. Louis Davis, injured internally. Fred Sehweil, foot crushed. Peter Anderson, cut and bruised about head and body. Howard Gnuwing, toes crushed. On I.ake Street Klevated. C. F. Ireland, both legs broken and Injured internally; fatal. Harold Soderburg, serious internal Injuries. Frank Munn, motormnn; badly cut. Anna Carr, hand crushed. J. VV. Cheney, hands and face lacer ated. Tile I'og \V hh Very Dense. The fog at early morning was so thick that persons standing on the sidewalk could scarcely distinguish street cars passing within a few feet of them, and motormen kept their gongs clanging a constant warning. The collision on the Metropolitan was between trains going the same way, as was the case in other acci dents. Both trains were crowded, many passengers standing on the rear platforms. On the first train these were almost the only ones to suffer. The motormnn slowed up going round a curve, and while waiting for a sig nal to increase speed, the Humboldt Park express train crushed into the rear. That was almost the only warn ing the passengers on the rear plat form had of the approaching express. AN EAST INDIAN PRINCESS. Prlncmi Sophia llatuha Dhulrrn SlnRh to Study Medicine In a ChleaRO C'olleRe. Chicago, Nov. 20.—Princess Sophia Bnmba Phuleep Singh, daughter of the late Maharaja Phuleep Singh of India, entered the womans medical college of the Northwestern univer sity in Lincoln street, Monday and at tended her first classes as a fresh man “medic.” She recently reached New York from London and was there supposed to be en route to India going with more or less secrecy be cause of the British government’s re ported opposition to her visiting the land of her forefathers. The princess, however, says she had no such intention. She came to carry out a long-cherished project to be come a physician. According to her present plans, she will remain here four years—the length of the pre scribed course. Because of trouble with the government Maharajah Phuleep Singh, father of Princess Sophia, was not wanted in India by the British authorities and was placed under arrest, it is said, while voyag ing back home and sent to England, where he was under espionage. This accounts for the secrecy of the prin cess’ movements and her failure to visit India as was said to be her de eire. MORE LIKE BRUTES THAN MEN In the Name of Trades Unlonlim Miner* Make War on Defen*ele*e IT omen aud Children. Vincennes, I ml., Nor. 20.—Four hundred union coal miners from Washington, Connelburg, Petersburg, Princeton and Montgomery, arrived here at an early houryesterdsy morn ing, aud at five o’clock made nn at tack upon the non-union miner* em ployed at the Prospect Hill mines, near this city. As a result two men are fatally hurt and a half dozen more are seriously injured. The union miners formed at the Union station and marched to the miues. Just as the men of the day shift were going on duty they were at tacked. The union men asked for the foreman, Wm. Scott, and when told that he was in bed, said: “A11 fight; we will get him.” They started after Scott, nnd in the melee that followed Scott and family defended themselves as best they could, but were overpowered. Seott was badly beaten, and W. P. Collins, an attornej- of Washington, a brother in-law of Scott, who was visiting the family, sustained injuries that may prove fatal. He had a rib broken and an eye badly injured. Henry Hannery, a miner, was so badly beaten by the man that he had to be removed to the city, where he could be given surgical attention. ITis injuries are such that he may die. Mrs. Scott was slapped in the face, and when ahe resented the attack it is alleged thnt one of the men drew a gun and told her he would make short work of her if she persisted in her foolishness. Otis Scott, the 15 year-old son. was knocked down, as was also little Dottie, the ten-year-old daughter of Scott. Others thnt suffered at the hands of the visitors were Robert McDan iel, Pnsey Knight, John Scott and Kenner Mar. All are badly bruised. It is said that no word was spoken to Scott until the fight began. In tho fight the stovewas knocked over and a big hole was burned in the floor. Some of the miners, however, picked up the stove and extinguished the fire. The house was badly damaged. Al most every window was broken, aud one of the doors was battered down. Only 40 men are employed, and tho mine is run on the co-operative plan and independently. The operator* claim they can not pay the union scale and run, but say they pay the highest price possible. There is great confusion over the attack, and an other raid is expected. The union miners say they will force the mine to unionize or close up, but one of tho two must he done. Further trouble is anticipated. A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY. Whole Family Murdered and Their ItenKilnw .Mutilated tn a Must Dreadful Manner, T.os Angeles, Cal., Nov. 20.—The dead bodies of A. P. Wilcox, wife and two-year-old son were found in their home at Downey, 12 miles from this city, yesterday. All the bodies were horribly mutilated, and the bloody condition of the premises indicated that the murderer or murderers had met with a tierce resistance. Wilcox and his family had been shot and then literally cut to pieces with a knife. The crime was discovered when a neighbor called at the house and found the place evidently abandoned. On forcing the door he found the •lead iHulies of the murdered family stretched out on the floor. The wom an hud been shot while carrying a plate from the stove to the table. The baby lay in the middle of the room, while the disemboweled body of the father was stretched near the door. It is supposed that the crime wui committed two or three days ago. No clew to the perpetrators hus yet been found. CATTLE TRAIN WRECKED. A* l okaoii a Maa aad kbant Two Hundred I utile Killed—l art Drmull.brd. Liberal, Kat., Noe. JO. A double header train of eattle was wrecked seven miles east of here on the < bi cajfo, Koek Island A 1‘aeiflc railroad yesterday, killing an unknown tuau and about two hunalred eattle. Some of the trainmen were injured, but not seriously. The freight engine was demited while going at a high rate of speed, and tru ears were shoved up in a pile and demolished. Neither en gine was badly damaged. FATAL FIRE AT DARMSTADT. The Ureat k»> anunslle Vurlrtlr*' Build* ln« Burned und Knar lives lost. Darmstadt, Nor. JO.—The great building erected by the Darmstadt Gymnastic societies,which was opened with great ceremony Uctobec 0, by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig, was de stroyed by fire Tuesday morning. Four servants employed about the building were burned to death.