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' FORREST CITY TIMES UMOVOICT • MOAKIR. S»kll«k«f». FORREST CITY. ARKANSAS. Marie lienriette. queen of the Bel gians. died suddenly at Spa. Belgium, « n the 19th. She had been Ul for sev eral months. ' • — An expert of the agricultural de partment at Washington figures that the corn crop of Missouri will be close to 260.000.000 bushels. Ixmis Yon Retieau, a German mining expert, was imprisoned for i<0 hours in a tunnel in Grose mountain. Colo rado, but waa found uninjured by a rescue party. Congressman Littlefield, of Maine, announced, on the 17th. that he would be a candidate for the speakership of the house, to succeed Hon. I). H. Hen derson, of Iowa. The transport Logan, which sailed from Manila on the 16th. brings witji her Brig.-Gen. Fred D. Grant, who has been assigned to the command of the department of Texas. Rev. Albert Rhett Stuart, rector of Christ Episcopal church. Georgetown, D. C„ for more than a quarter »f a century, died of acute nephritis, on the 21st, nged 56 years. The residence of John D. Rockefel ler. at Pocantico Hills, Westchester county, N\ Y., was destroyed by tire, on the night of the 17th, the loss be ing estimated at $-10,000. Ex-City Treasurer Hale, of Colorado Springs, pleaded guilty to embezzle ment of $10,000 of city funds. As the amount was made good bv his broth er, sentence was suspended. . Thos. II. Sharkey, the private de tective. was held to $10,000 bail, on the 22d, to answer for the death of Nicholas Fish, the New York banker who was killed in a saloon brawl. President Roosevelt s|>ent Sunday, the 21st, in Detroit, and during the day paid a visit to a hospital to speak to a dying Spanish war veteran who had expressed a desire to see him. President Roosevelt was tendered a banquet nt Detroit, on the 22d, by the Spanish War veterar ; n session at thnt city. It was u brilliant affair, nearly eight hundred people sitting at the tables. A report from United States Consul Heeinan, at Odessa, says the Russian wheat harvest is exceptionally large, and that all crops, with the exception of flaxseed, are the greatest in the last ten years. The body of Christian Elilen, a resident of St. Louis, who died of ap oplexy on board a steamer while on the passage from Alexandria, Egypt, to Trieste, Austria, arrived at New York on the 21st. - ■ ■ • ——— The Sovereign Grand Lodge I. O. O. F., in session nt Des Moines, la., on the 18th, repealed the amendment to the constitution adopted, at Indian apolis in 1901 admitting members of mixed Indian and white blood. A regiment of Canadian soldiers, by special permission of the United States government and of the Cana dian militia department, took part in the parade at Detroit, on the 22<1, in honor of President Roosevelt. While returning from school, on the 18th. at Williams’ station, Mich., three little boys stopped to play in an ex cavation on the roadside. The earth became loosened and several tons of it came down on them, crushing them to death. At the meeting of Spanish-.\meri can Mar Veterans, at Indianapolis, on the 22d, the adjutant general of the association, W. C. Liller, was re moved from office for alleged incom petency. He will take the eu.se into the courts. - When King Leopold of Relgium ar rived at Spa, after the death of his wife, he refused to speak to hi* daughter, the Princess Stephanie, who had married two years ago without his consent, and compelled her to leave the palace. .Tudge Gaunt, of the Missouri su preme court, on the 22d, rendered a decision in the bribery habeas corpus cuses refusing to release the former members of the St. Louis house < ' delegates who are in jail on charges of bribery ami perjury. The rescue steamer Windward, hav ing on board Lieut. I’eary, the Arctic explorer, reached Sydney, ( ape Bre ton, on the ISth. I’eary says that while he did not gain the object of his quest he made valuable discov eries and he feels certain that the north pole can he reached. William Hooper Young, accused of the murder of Mrs. l’ulitzer, whose body was found in a .New Jersey ca nal, was arrested at Derby, Conn., on the 21st, disguised as a tramp. Next day he was fully identified by parties from New York, admitted his iden tity, and is said to have made a con fession of the crime. At Birmingham. Ala., on the 10th, 7S persons were killed and as many more injured by u panic in a church in which a negro convention was be ing held. A fight, mistaken for a fire, started a stampede, which could not be checked until police and firemen succeeded in releasing the negroes from their pinioned positions in the entrances. All the deaths were either irom crushing or suffocation. CURRENT TOPICS. THE NEWS IN BRIEF. personal and general. At Kansas City. Mo., on the 19th, Howard Page, a real estate broker, pleaded guilty to a tlarge <>f embez zlement. and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. A colored tnan named Eugene Mil ler died at Springfield. 111., on the 21st, from the effects of a gunshot wound inflicted by an unknown |**r son. he refusing to make any state ment in regard to the shooting. Peter Olsen, who shot and killed ' his sweetheart. Mary Peterson, at Omaha, on September 8, was killed by a posse near llaneroft. Neb., on the 21st, after refusing to surrender. Thirty-eight victims of the panic in the negro church were buried at llir i minphnm, Ala., on the 21st. The death list is known to number 105. but it is thought there may be five more. Speaker I). It. Henderson passed through Chicago, on the 21st, on his way east. He denied having any in tention of retiring from congress be fore the end of his term. At San Antonio, Tex., on the 21st, Adolph Toepperwein made a new world's record at wing shooting by breaking 986 of 1.000 clay targets thrown from traps. While protecting his mother frVui ill treatment by her husband. Win. C. Bonin, aged 20 years, shot and killed his father at Slatersville, K. I., on the 21st. Gus Hale, a night watchman, was shot and killed by burglars at Gold field, Col., early on the morning of the 21st. .T. Charles Collins, at one time a noted artist, was found dead in his room, in New York, on the 21st, hav ing been suffocated by escaping gas. Forty delegates, representing as many cities, met at Chicago, on the 21st, and organized the International Union of Commercial Telegraphers. David Gouehner shot and seriously wounded a young woman at Cone maugh. Pa., on the 21st, and then shot himself through the heart. Heavy rains extinguished the forest fires in southern Wyoming and north ern Colorado. The expected production of rice this year in Louisiana and Texas is 3,100, 019 bags. In n drive about Detroit, Mich., on the 21st, two little girls had a narrow escape from being trampled upon by the horses attached to the president's carriage. They had darted out sud dnelv from the curb, almost under the horses' feet. Rev. ,1. E. Jenkins, pioneer minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, at Princeton. Ind., is dead, aged 77 years. He was pastor lit year, but resigned a few years ago. Judge II. Horner, the oldest and one of the most prominent citizens of Lebanon, 111., died suddenly at his home, on the 21st. He was SI years old, being born where that city stands in 1821. As expected, the trunk shipped by William Hooper Young, from New York to Chicago, was found to con tain evidence that connected him in contcstibly with the murder of Mrs. Anna Pulitzer. Young has not yet been arrested. The bank deposits of the people of the I'nited States aggregate $8,500, 000.000, an average of $lus per capita. Ten years ago they aggregated $4, 232.000. 000, or just half the amount of to-day, and twenty years ago they were $2,600,000,000, or a little more than one-quarter of those of to-day. Militiamen on guard at Eldorado, 111., were attacked and tired on, on the night of the 20th, by unknown parties, who escaped in the darkness. Mnm shots were exchanged, and sev eral of the guards had narrow es capes. It has transpired that the unknown donor of $300, three years ago, to lift the debt on the Advent Christian, church at Jeffersonville. hid., was a Winfield S. Stratton. The minings magnate's mother was a devoted member of the church, and Stratton attended its Sunday-school when a -oy. Capt. Frank S. Clark has been ap pointed acting adjutant general of the Spanish-American War Veterans’ association, vice Ueu. J. W. C. biller removed under charges of insubordi nation. The annual encampment convened sit Indianapolis, 1ml., on the 23d. The London Daily Mail says the government has decided that the new South African colonies are to be re quired to pay $500,000,000 toward the cost of the South African wur. The colonies .ire, however, to be allowed ample time. Att'y.-tien. Knox returned to Wash ington, on the 21st after his trip to Paris, where he conferred with offi cials regarding the sale of the Pana ma canal property to the I'nited States. The attorney general declines to discuss the matter. While walking with his wife on the sea front at Etretat. France, on the 22d, M. David, a well-known Paris stockbroker, was shot and instantly killed by an artist named Syndou. No motive for the murder is known. Many acts of 1 wlessness on the part of the striking miners in Penn sylvania, on the 22d, caused the sher iff of Lackawanna countv to call on (iov. Stone to send troops to aid in preserving the ; cave. John J. Hanna'.an was elected grand master of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, at Chattanoo ga, on the 22d, to succeed F. M. Sar gent, recently appointed commission er of emigration. Secretary of the Navy Moody will deliver an address on “The Navy” be fore the Marquette club, of Chicago, on October 9. 1 Lesson in American History in Puzzle. 1 “I POSSESS THIS SEA A\l) ITS ISLANDS Foil THE SOVEREIGN OF SPAIN.*' KIM) IIAVILA, BALBOA'S RIVAL. Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the discoverer of the Pacific ocean, was one of the early Spanish revolutionists on the American continent. He reached America as a stow-n-wny, having escaped from his creditors in Spain by hid ing in a cask that was carried aboard the ship of Kncisoo whom Ferdinand hud appointed as lieutenant governor of one of the provinces of Central America. Once on this continent he headed a revolt against the governor of Central America, and overthrew the government. At that time the Spaniards had never penetrated the mountain ranges that separated their little colonies on the eastern coast of the Darien isthmus, but Balboa hear ing from the natives of a great ocean that lay beyond the mountains, and of the wealth of the native tribes, pushed westward, and on November 26, 1.113, first beheld the Pacific ocean. As a punishment for his revolutionary crimes Balboa was beheaded at Acla, near Darien, in 1317. KNOCKED HIMSELF OUT. Kfgro Price Fighter lln«l Hi* Oppon ent \\ hipped. Hut tint to Keel lug Too Hood. “It is often the unexpected hap pens in a prize light," saitl it veteran sporting man the other day, relates the New Orleans Times-Demoerat. “The chance blow and tlie 'hit me now’ proposition are of frequent oc currence, but tlie most ridiculous termination of a prize light 1 ever saw, or even heard of, was right here in New Orleans. It was a light be tween a pair of light weight negroes, and each had a considerable follow ing. Brown, a city lighter, was al ways ) favorite over Jenkins, with whom he. was matched. I will never forget the meeting. It was in a weird, tumbledown old place with rough wooden benches, built in shaky tiers about a 20-foot ring. The posts of the ring were heavy cedar affairs, not even stripped of their bark, and with several ugly-looking, stubby knots adorning every surface. The place was lighted up with smoky kerosene lamps, and was reeking with tobacco smoke and perspiring admirers of the ‘pugs.’ From the first round it was all Brown. He fairly smothered Jenkins in every clash, and at the end of the first round his backers were shrieking four to one on his chances, with few takers. Jenkins, however, managed to stay on his feet for three rounds. In the third he was on the ground when the gong announced the end of the round. He was carried to his corner by his dusky seconds and propped up in his chair. His eyes were closed and both arms and legs were limn and useless. “By dint of heroic treatment and copious doses of whisky that would eat paint off an iron fence, he was restored to shape that permitted his .standing tip when the gong sounded ^'resumption of hostilities. In the meantime Brown had disdained any of the attentions of his seconds, and had wen lighted a cigar during the two-minute rest. As the gong sound ed lie sauntered to the middle of the ring and gave a very praiseworthy exhibition of buck and wing dancing. Poor Jenkins was swaying about with bis arms to his sides and his eyes closed. He was ‘out’ except for the fact th.it he was still upright. Brown wound up his introduced ! vaudeville specialty with a cake walk, and then settled down to the serious business of the evening. Winking : wickedly to his shouting followers, he took a position about three paces from .!( nkins. He bounded into the j air like a wild beast and with a ter rific rush he swung his right for Ms : helpless victim’s jaw. I'nfortunate- j l.v for Brown lie also ducked his head ns he delivered what was to be tire last blow in the fight. The fates were kind to Jenkins. Just as Brown hurled himself through the air the groggy, beaten fighter unconsciously staggered out of harm’s way. Brown plunged across the ring, past .Jen kins and his woolly pate hit full on one of the cedar posts with a force that well-nigh wrecked the ring. He rolled <\er on his back and long aft er the count of ten he was still stretched out unconscious. He had knocked himself out, but Jenkins was the last one in the building to learn that lie had won. Jenkins has never since, as far as I know, had any pugilistic aspiration*, although in this, nis only fight, he was the victor. I he story of the trouble of stake holders in this battle is another chapter, and 1 have no doubt the po lice could tell an interesting sequel of how the place was raided and Brown’s head was not th* only one broken.” RURAL INGENUITY. A VlrBinia Mon n t ni uee r*a Odd Solu tion of ■ Srriiia. I><> m e »t ic Difficult)'. “Every time 1 tell this story.’’ a bright society matron remarked, according to the Detroit Free I’ress, "some i< dy accuses me of making it up—but it is a true story, neverthe less. "I'p in the Virginia mountains this summer David and 1 took a lung walk to explore the wild country road near our hotel. Way up on the rough mountain side was a little cabin; and, as 1 have a most fervent human interest in the home life of all peoples remote from cities, 1 pro posed that we visit the cabin, w.th the wayfarers’ usual pretext—to ask for a drink of water. In the one room of the small house were the usual furnishings, a few chairs, many dogs lying about, guns on the wall, a high bed in each corner, and a homely table spread with homely crockery in the center of the household picture. A plain little woman, worn and aged, hut very neat in calico frock and gingham apron, met us at the door and asked us in, while one of the rough boys lounging on the porch was dispatched to the spring for fresh water. “Instead of the usual mountain eer’s open fireplace, with iron crane and ke’tles, was a surprising arrange ment of a cooking stove mounted on a kitchen table. Mv glance reverted t - this curious sight so often that our mountain hostess seemed constrained to explain. “ ‘You-uns ain’t used ter seein' cook stoves fixed tip that-a-way, I reek on,’ sh“ said, apologetically. ‘I’ap, lie got there cook stove down in town way las' May, and he didn’ think ’bout the stove pipe, an’ he didn' git 'nuff to reach up to that there hole in th’ chimbly, so we-uns jcs' histed the eook stove up on that there table till he gits time t’ go t’ town an' git some more stove pipe. T’ain’t handy t’ eliini) up on a cheer t’ cook, an’ 1 wish t’ th’ land I’ap'd hurry his-self an’ git t’ town arter that tliere stove pipe. It’d he a heap handier t’ hev that there cook stove down on th* groun’. “Of course, ‘we-uns’ agreed with the good woman, that her complaint was will based; but we praised her cleverness and originality in utilizing the kitchen table. Probably not one woman in 10,000,000 would have ever suggested that way out of the domes tic difficulty.” Triui’lln* In Writ Africa. The absence of horses and of other beasts of burden, combined with the density of the tropical jungles and forests, renders locomotion, at all events for Europeans, especially diffi cult on the west coast of Africa, writes n correspondent. No roads from the coast exist through the for est and swamps; only narrow paths, like sheepvvalks, which the natives traverse in single file. “We mount.” adds the correspondent, “on a very light trap, drawn by six negroes, and accompanied by others, in this wav we traverse all the open country; when this terminates we leave the trap, and are carried in hammocks, four men carrying each hammock, and when the bush becomes too thick for this method of transit we get out and walk.”—Golden Penny. KnliiliUtr for Copper. An aluminum alloy is now used as a substitute for copper in tue manu facture of nails and tacks. The white metal is much cheaper and in every way as durable and desirable as cor ner.—Science and Industry. HUNTING THE TRUSTS. | Tile rreuldent and M«ff Have K.sclt ing Time. Hwl the »i«n»e Hoo»ti High gad Safe. Since the advent of our accidental administration, what are know n as the “high officials” of the government at Washington arc having a strenuous time. It has somehow been found necessary for them to be absent most of the time during the summer season taking extended trips, on public busi ness of course. The fir-t fo abandon fits post or min was t lie president, by retiring to Oys ter Hay and removing the executive branch of the government with him. Not that he is idling away his time by any means, but seeing that the larg est game in sight was a drove of trusts, he has put in the summer hunting them. The newspaper account of the expedition into New England, where it is to he presumed the principal trusts were ensconced or the president would not be there hunting them, have so far not disclosed that the unerring fi re of our chief mn gist rate ha - ba gge any of the game he is after. I he < .« trust and the beef trii't t' browsing on the granite hi^ <>f New Hampshire and large herds are r* ported in Vermont. .Massaclmsett». Rhode Island and Connecticut, an even up in Maine, < -p< C i«» 11 y around , Bar Harbor and the coast resorts they are reported to be plentiful. Let us hope that the president will have better luck when he strikes the western and southern states and that 1 tie hide of at least one trust may be nailed on the door of the white house barn before congress assembles, just to show that he is really in earnest and as an example to our law givers of what he expects of them in their hunt for the same game. The premier of the cabinet is. like his chief, absent from Washington, but he had become so tired in his hunt with the English ambassador after Boers that lie is doubtless recuperat ing for the reciprocity treaties hunt that are expected to be bagged after a grand round up this winter. Secretary Shaw was unfortunate in the game that he had evidently been instructed to hunt for, although he has faithfully tramped, sailed on gov ernment boat- or on express trains with free passes to find his quarry, he lias so far not brought down a bird or rumpled the feathers of a trust-protected magnate. The United States treasury hns had to run itself, as far as he is concerned, for he has been intent in hunting out the con nection between the tariff and the beef trust, but the result of Ills three month-* work is so g ns a t is factory that he has returned from the field in a dazed condition. The secretary of war has become so exhausted in hunting Filipinos that he is enjoying a well earned holiday, by express orders from his chief, so that he can he thoroughly recuperated for tiie Moro hunt in the fall. His trip to Europe is expected to give him fresh ideas how to govern colonies on the European plan. The secretary of the navv, after months of hard work preparing for the preat war panic, has now returned to Haverhill, beinp unable, from dan ger of seasickness, to command tbe United States ship Pinafore. Hut Ad miral Hi'jpinson and the duchess of Marlborouph had possession of the quarter-deck at the last accounts and the preat war panic was prnoeedinp. The booming of champagne corks was distinctly heard in that direction and it is hoped that the gallant admiral has captured a prize. In the meantime the captains and the fleet are anxious ly awaiting the signal fi r close ac tion. The latest orders from the president, by wireless telegraph, were, it is reported, to smash the enemy and take no prisoners. The balance of the cabinet and other “high officials” have not been heard from for over two months. X<> one believes they are idling away their time, but not being experienced trust hunters, like their chief, the hope of their bagging any game is a forlorn one. \ report has r,,T some time been in circulation at Washington that Post master (ienera! Payne has been treed by a trust in the wilds of Wisconsin, hut even if true, which is doubtful, it is expected Senator Spooner, who is influential with trusts, will release him from his predicament. tn Iona Tnrlfl Chirp. The much abused editor of the re publican campaign book evidently had a straight tip when he threw cold wa ter on tariff revision, for the leaders of that party, from president down to pothouse politicians, are ignoring tin question. Occasionally a chirp is heard from western states that indi cates they believe the trusts can best lie downed in that way. For instance, here is the I)es Moines Register declar ing: "There Is not so very much difference between republicans on tariff legislation About all It amounts to Is that some want the tariff revised, hut In such a way as n .t to disturb our Industrial prosperity, others ar. willing to have It revised, providing it will rot disturb our industrial prosperity. There is no occasion to magnify differences It Is much more important to magnify the common purpose and. to go about accom plishing It In a harmonious and effective manner." -The charge 5s freely made that his speeches about restraining trusts are only declamation; that lit* knows nothing can be done; that his consti tutional amendment will take years to get. if it is ever secured at all. But in cutting away the tariff protection of trusts there is something definite that can be done immediately. The repub licans of the west are demanding that it be done. I'nless the president is willing to rest under the suspicion that he is talking dap-trap for political purposes he will soon take occasion to say that he agrees with those ardent supporters of his in the west.—X. Y. Post. FREEDOM FROM TRUSTS. "° lirp«il»llf*An Prrtldrni „r c,BK Hn« I p to I hr l‘rr«rnt Brought It About. For six long ,farr the republican, bate had control of all branches of the government, executive, legislative and judicial. During this period the organization and growth of the trust has been most prolific and their extor. tions from the public have been fn i.-rrged and extended to most of the necessities of life. The coal combine and the beef trust are examples of the growth of combinations dwrin. this period of republican adminU<ra. tion. J The opening of this era of republican rule "as emphasized by the enactment of the Dingier law. many schedules of which wen not only intended to pro. teet the combines, but were artnall? prepared by attorneys of ihe trust', and therefore were entirely i„ their intere -, - The t rust magnates, finding .1 eni-eli. - securely intrenched and then began a series of great " th"t staggered theeom 11 ",,rW fl,"l have gradually ' • price' of most necessities to the 1 g» ■ st notch ever before known. N a i ura 1I v the voter- begin to kick .t these . Mictions and attempts were mao. by the democrats in congress^ I r’ . 11 ' The present executive in bn hot message to the < ongrees recommended publicity as an antidote, hut no notice was taken of this recom mendation by the republicans in con gress. It remained for a democratic senator to propose an amendment to the census bill on the lines ,,f pre-i- \ dent Roosevelt’s recommendation. \ vote "as taken and all the republicans present voted against it and all the democrats for it. but it was defeated, for the republicans were in command* of the 'it iisi t ion. The political situation became more acute and upon the close of the first session of the Fifty-seventh congress the president determined to take th« stump and try and stay the tide that was flowing in favor of controlling these vast corpora tions. It appears from his speeches that he has no remedy to offer other than publicity of trusts' transactions, unless an amendment to the consti tution can be had, but this would only be available to a future gen eration and the voters are clamoring for iminediate relief. I o change the constitution requires two-thirds of congress to vote to propose it. and three-fourths of all the states to ratify such change. Clearly this is an impossible achievement if the present temper of congress is con tinued. besides the further obstacle of ail but one-fourtli of the states agreeing to the same. The corpor ations control over one-third of the senate was stated by Senator Mor gan. and it. is doubtful if they do not control a greater percenyge of the present house of representatives, i nder these eircumstanees can the republican party be relied on to con trol the trusts? It won 14 seem to be unlikely and improbable, (.rant ing that President Roosevelt is sin cere in his trust baiting, will be be able to bring bis party to the same 'nrm of mind? Put unf. rtunately, there are strong indications that the president himself is but lukewarm in tiis anti-trust fight. If he were sincere, would he be silent on the principal remedy for stopping the extortions of the principal combines, by saying not n word about revising the tariff and thus cut off the pro tection that these combines now en joy, and which allows them to fleece the people to the tune of from 30 to ion per cent.? Nor does he sav a word about the coal strike or lift a finger to stop it. yet there would seem to be a way open. The law of Pennsylvania for bids railroads to operate mines or \ manufactories of any kind, and the federal anti-trust law provides that combines can be punished by fine and imprisonment and the judicial arm of the government could enforce it. Tlie miners of Pennsylvania have behaved with wonderful moderation, but no word of praise or encourage ment has been vouchsafed them by the president, though he enlightens the public on much less important matters at great length and minute ness. It is, therefore, useless to husk for relief from trust exactions from a republican president or a re publican congress; they are bound to their idols. OPINIONS AND POINTERS. Ilefore Tom Johnson is through with him Mark Hanna will probably he calling for an arbitration board.—Chi cago Dally News find.). If the president continues to brace up the Monroe doctrine some of our foreign friends may think it really needs doctoring.—Chicago Post (Hep.). Mr. Hanna professes sublime confi dence in republican victory in Ohio, hut there is some reason to believe that he is just ns well satisfied that his term does not expire this year.— Chicago Chronicle. — When giga ntie corporat ions have acquired control of everything, and the entire community is at their mer cy, what will follow? Will it be na tional control of the trusts, or na tional ownership of their property?— Cleveland Plain Dealer. Congressman Cousins, of Iowa, republican, says of the Iowa repub lican platform: “This platform is a dirty, lousy lie. fabricated by a lot of truckling, temporizing hypocrites and I’ll be preaching the doctrines of true republicanism when the pansy is grow ing over t heir graves. I’ll support the ticket and make some speeches, hut I want everyone to know where I stand.' 1 —Albany Argus.