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ESTABLISHED 1871. ‘‘FEAR GOD. TELL THE TRUTH AND MAKE MONEY.” VOI.. XL.____FORREST CITY. ARK., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 3, 1911. NO. 25. __ 8K DENIED RIGHT TD RAISE FREIGHT B1IES COMMERCE COMMISSION DECI SIONS COMPLETE VICTORY FOR SHIPPING PUBLIC. ALL RAILROADS IN U. S. AFFECTED BY RULING Announcement Is Delayed Until Lat» in the Afternoon to Avert Ppssi ble Adverse Influence on the Stock Market. Washington, I). C.—Sweeping de cisions as to freight rates or virtually every known variety of merchandise transported by railroads, were issued by the interstate commerce commis sion. The railroads are denied the right to put into effect their proposed increases in rates anjl can take no further step in that direction for two years. The decisions, marking ;ho end of the great rate cases and af fecting every railroad in the country, mark a complete victory for the ship ping public iu their long light for low er tariffs. The decision was delayed eight hours in order to prevent its publi cation until after the stock market had closed. Verdict of Commission Unanimous. The decisions were unanimous. They state in vigorous terms mat there is no reason In the commis sion's opinion why the railroads, eith er of the east of west, should in crease their rates a single penny over the present tariff. Since it was claimed by railroads that advances of approximately 18 per cent in the east and 1G per cent in the west were necessary in order to enable the interests of stockhold ers to be considered, attorneys fc>r the railroads declared, after reading th* decisions, that the commission ha<i dealt a blow at the very vitals of the railroad Industry. no increases for Two Years. The decision prevents increases in rat<s from becoming effective for a term of two years after March 10. Freight increases totalling more than $20,000,000 annually have been fore stalled. The sweeping character of the ver dicts came as a hitter disappointment to the railroads, who expected that the verdict would be a compromise one and permit Increase of rates on some of those commodities in which the traffic is the heaviest. LORDS VETO BILL PASSES Premier Asquith Is Applauded When House of Commons Approve Measure on First Reading. London, Kngland.—Premier Asquith was the recipient of a tremendous ovation form his supporters in the house of commons when the parlia ment bill, otherwise known as the ve to bill, a measure designed to curtail the power of the lords, was passed on its first reading by the government's full majority of 124, the vote being 351 to 227. The Nationalists first rose in their planes, cheering wildly and waving their hats. The Liberals quickly emu lated tlii ir example. This exhibition ()f enthusiasm was repeated a few minutes later as the prime minister h'ft tiie scene of his victory in his initial action against the lords. JAPANESE PACT RATIFIED Western Members Are Won Over and Measure Is Adopted in Execu tive Session of Senate. Washington.—The new Japanese treaty of trade and navigation was rat ified last night after a two-hour execu tive session of the senate. While tlie apprehension of Western senators that the treaty might let down the liars to ccolie latior was not entirely removed, these senators con tented themselves with expressing their solicitude. They interposed no objection to rat ification, and it was accomplished without a roll call. Canada Bars Negroes, Winnipeg, Manitoba.—The Itominion government decided to stop the immi gration of negroes from the United States and halted at the boundary a party which intended to go to western Canada. Th<> negroes were stopped because they were regarded as un desirable citizens. A GROWL IN THE FAR EAST OFFEup says WASHINGTON HEAD OF REBEL AGENCY REPORTS END OF • WAR ASKED. LINE PARLEY PROPOSED Texas Bureaus V«dre Chief of Indirect Overtures to Cease Hostilities— Mexican Revolutionists Is sue Ultimatum. Washington, I). C.—Dr. Vasquez Go mez, i ead of the confidential agency in Washington of the Mexican revolu tionists, announces- that lie indirectly had received overtures for peace from the federal government. Dr. Gomez said the confidential agency in Washington had been ad vised by Its junta in El Paso, Tex., of the desire of Gov. Ahumada of Chi huahua to confer in Chihuahua with Francisco 1. Madero, leader of the rev olution, and also had been informed through its junta in San Antonia, Tex., that three delegates of the Diaz gov ernment wished to meet Dr. Gomez on the border and arrange for the termination of hostilities. l>r. Gomez, who was the family phy sician of President Diaz, and who In the last election was candidate for the vice-presidency of Mexico on the same ticket as Francisco I. Madero, the candidate for president, said the pro visional government would not “un dertake any negotiations of peace ex cept under the condition that the del egates shall be legally and fully au- , thorized with written powers." He added it was further desired by j the revolutionists that the arrange ment for peace negotiations “should be published and recognized by' the federal government officially.” Sunday Baseball Legal in Indiana. Indianapolis. 1ml - Sunday baseball in Indiana was declared legal in a de cision handed down by the supreme court of the state. Two years ago the legislature passed a law exempt- \ ing baseball from the list of things not permitted on Sunday, and a test ' case was made. Waylays His Teacher. Dublin. Indiana — Albert Hell, 10 years old. of Ripley county, has | been bound over to the grand jury j m a charge of assault and batterv | with intent to kill, and has been placed in jail at Lawrenceburg. ] Young Hell waylaid his former school teacher, Miss Ruth Fell, 18 years old. Tooth Brushes in School. v . I Lynn, Mass.—If an order now before the school board is passed by the city government all pupils will be obliged to brush their teeth on arriving ai school each morning. John T. Sulli van, who advocates this innovation, says it will prevent the spread of tuberculosis. Moving Troops to Manchuria. Pekin. China.—Although China has yielded to Russia in the International controversy over violations of the commercial and territorial treaty of 1881, war clouds still hang over the Orient. Both Russia and Japan are moving troops upon the Manchurian frontier. I t I ONE KILLED AND THREE IN JAIL AS RESULT OF FEUD. Vigilance Committee Organized to Catch Alleged Corn Thief Attacks the Suspect's Home. Bellefontaine, Ohio—One man is dead and tiiree others are in jail . s a result of a shotgun fight between farmers of this county. Burr Kerns. 38 yeafs old and rich, was shot to death. Gibson Beers and his father, John Beers, are charged with being principal and ac cessory, respectively, to the killing, while Daniel Kerns, brother of the dead man, Is held on a cross-warrant, taken out by the Beers. It is alleged that farmers who had been missing corn organized a vigi lance committee, and that Burr Kerns was placed on watch. An accusation was made against John Beers, and in a fight that followed the elder Beers was knocked down by a shovel wield ed by a farmer. The Beers then re treated to their home, where they bar ricaded themselves. Leading a posse. Burr Kerns ap peared on the scene again, and it is alleged that when a second attack was made upon the Beers, Gibson Beers. 21 years old. tired with a shot-' gun, the charge almost tearing away Kerns’ head. Neighbors of Kerns or ganized an uprising and further trou ble was imminent when Sheriff Woods and his deputies arrived. JURY ACQUITS GARDNER Ex-Senator of New York Gets Favor able Verdict and Is Innocent of Bribery. New York City.—The jury in the Frank J. Gardner ease returned a verdict of not guilty. The jury was out but a few minutes. The case has been one of unusual interest and caused a number of wit nesses to be summoned. Ex-Senator Gardner was accused of attempting to bribe Congressman Foelker for his vote in the race track bill. ■ The case was given to the jury by Justice Seabury, who said in his charge: Ti you are satisfied that this de fendant offered a bribe to Foelker, it is sufficient to find him guilty. Oth erwise, he cannot be convicted.” By agreement both sides waived arguments. EIGHT INDIANS ARE SLAIN Chase Followed Murder of Four Ranch Owners—Not One of the Savages Escapes. Reno. Nevada—In a battle sixty miles west of Tusearora, eight Indians aiul one policeman were killed and the ether members of an Indian band were captured. The Indian band, 12 in number, be gan the light when the state police force came upon them. For three hours the battle raged. It ended only when Kd Hofle of the state police force and eight Indians had been killed. Then the remaining four In dians surrendered. Not one of the band escaped. The police had been trailing the In dians for a week, bi lieving they w, re the murderers of four stockmen, whoBe bodies were found several days ago in a desolate canyon in the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The victims' horses bad been taken and ponies, which bar. been riddsn by outlaws were found. YEGGS SHOOT Ml WALNUT (ILL.) BANK ROBBERS ESCAPE AFTER NIGHT BAT « TLE IN OPEN FIELD. 1 THREE POSSES FOLLOW Desperadoes With Stolen $3,7CO Break Through Lines of Deputies—Ban dits Then Headed Towards Lee County. Sterling, 111.—The four bandits who robbed the bank of Walnut near here and escaped with *3,700 in coin and currency, shot their way through a posse of 30 citizens in the open field six miles north of the scene of the robbery, where they had been sur rounded. and again escaped. The t>ossc surrounded the robbers, who were heavily armed and con cealed in a slight depression iu the ground, the rim of which served as a breastwork to' shield them from the bullets. So hot was the fight that the posse was unable to close in. After th bank vault was blown open the bandits escaped and fled to the farm of Joseph Armstrong, four miles north of Walnut, where they concealed themselves in a hay loft. When the fanner went to the loft to throw down hay for his stock he stuck a pitchfork in one of the robbers. Sheriff Gets T.ail. Armstrong, at that time, had heard nothing of the robbery and thought the men were tramps. When news of the robbery reached him he called up the sheriff and told of finding four men in his barn. The posse was organized and start ed for tin* Armstrong farm in automo biles. The members put in the re mainder of the day semiring the coun try for the bandits, but looked in the wrong direction. At S o'clock at night Henry Orusie got in communica tion with the posse and told of four men seen lurking about his barn. As the posse approached, the men fled, under fire, and made a stand in the field, where they exchanged pot shots with the possamen. Under cov er of darkness, they made a rush, and, firing right and left, got clear of their pursuers. They headed for l/?e county with three posses in pursuit. Race Trouble in Texas. Ft. Worth, Tex.—A race riot fol lowed as a result of mob violence, fol lowing a fight between a negro and white man in a moving picture show. Following the trouble, whites and ne groes clashed, and the trouble was heightened by the accidental killing of a negro porter by a bartender. Great Tunnel Is Done. Txis Angeles, Cal.—With world's records for low cost and rapidity of construction, the boring of the five mile Elizabeth tunnel, the most im portant feature of a now $26,000,000 municipal water project, was complet ed. It is the second longest water tunnel in the United States. Murder at Polling Place. Chicago.—Seriously wounded by a bullet through bis leg. Arthur Quinn 2t, deputy sheriff, staggered to his fee: and killed his assailant, who was then being held by a policeman. Quinn was a Harrison worker at a primary election. $1C,0C0 Theft of Mail. Omaha. Neb Postoffice Inspector Frazer report' ! to the Omaha police the theft from th mails at Fullerton, Kan., February 2V of a registered package containing $10,000. Two men are suspected by the postofflee au thorities. Insurgents Stand Pat. Albany, N. V The Democratic in surgents in the legislature stand pat, declaring that the withdrawal of Ed ward M. Shepard will have no effect upon their attitude toward William F. Sheehan. Tronpc Recalled from Taylorville. Springfield. 111.—Adjutant General Dickson issued an order recalling the squad of the national guard on duty at Tavlorvil'e in connection with the disorders arising out of a strike In a bag factory. Commission Form in Montana. Helena, Mont.—The state senate voted unanimously to pass a bill pro viding for the commission form of government for municipalities. SENATORLORIMER IS EXONERATED senate refuses to believe HE PURCHASED HIS SEAT IN THAT BODY. Cullom, the Accused Member's Col league, Was Claimed by Both Sides, but Goes to Dete.we. Washington.- William E. lA>rimer retains his seat in the United States senate. By a vote of it! to 40 that body defeated tho resolution intro duced by Senator Beveridge, declar ing that the junior senator from Il linois had not legally been elected. SENATOR WM. E. LORiMER. The case has been before the sen ate for many months and provoked one of the most bitter fights in that body for years—a fight in which the personal equation served to heighten and intensify the feeling. It was not a partisan fight. Senator Bailey, Dem ocrat, being one of the Lorimer's staunchest supporters. Both Arkan sas senators voted against Lorimer, however, while Tillman of South Car olina and Thornton bf Louisiana, both Democrats, voted to seat Lorimer. Upon the conclusion of the roll call and the announcement of the result, applause was heard from the galleries, while on the floor Senator Lorimer's friends hastened to tender their congratulations. Senator Lorimer did not vote be cause of his interest in the case, and Senator Taliaferro was in his seat, but did not respond to his name. The vote of Senator Cullom, Mr. Lorimer’s colleague from Illinois, wap awaited with great interest. Both sides had claimed him. He voted for I»rimer. Insane Murdersr Makes His Escape. Kort Smith, Ark.—Muck Johnson, convicted of the murder of his wife a year ago and confined in the coun ty infirmary as insane, escaped from that institution alter felling a guard with a blow of his fist. Johnson had teen confined in the infirmary since he tried several months ago to dash his brains out against the walls of the county jail. He was under s$n tence of death while in the jail, pend ing an investigaiion on the question of his sanity at the time of his trial, in accordance with a decision of the supreme court. A reward of $100 has been offered for his capture. San Franci-sco Celebrates Her Victory San Francisco, Cal.—At a banquet a few nights ago several hundred prom inent citizens of San Francisco ee! ebrated the winning of the Panama exposition for the Colden Gate. The gathering cheered" more than any other toast "Now Orleans" and joined in singing "Dixie,” as a tribute to San Francisco’s recent rival. White law Reid, ambassador to Great Drit ain, was among the speakers. Insurrectors Gpare Mexican Town. Douglas, Aria.—The rebel band which threatened Naco, Mexico, did not attack the town, but instead withdrew into the Adjo mountains, its former headquarters, 12 miles soutn east of Douglas. The rebels are in striking distance ot either Agua I’rie ta ot Naco. Railroads Accept Rate Decree. Chicago.- Thirty-five Western rail road.- have decided to make no ap peal from the recent decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission de nying the roads the right to increase freight rates. They will accept the decree of the commission as final. Must Keep the Races Separate. Oklahoma City.’ — The Oklahoma senate dof: nted a bill authorising the corporation commission to suspeud the operation of the "Jim Crow" law. which requires railroads to maintain separate eoarhes and waiting rooms lor negioe3. CENSUS SHOWS THERE ARE 395,823 MEN IN ARKANSAS TOTAL POPULATION OF STATE MADE IN PRELIMINARY RE PORT IS 1,5/4,449 Pulaski, Jefferson and Sebastian Have Largest Population—Stone County Has the Least. Washington, I). C.—The director of the census has issued a preliminary statement showing the number of males, 21 years of age and over, in each 9t the counties in Arkansas. Tlie figures given are the result of the first count, in detail, of the re turn^ of tiie thirteenth census, ant! are, therefore, subject to some pos sible revision, but it is hardly prob able that such revision will mate rially ' affect the figures ub given here: M ales, Total 21 years Counties— population, and over. Arkansas . 10,103 4,385 Ashley . 25,268 6,353 Baxter . 10,389 2,426 Benton . 33,389 8,720 Boone . 14,318 3,435 Bradley . 14,618 3,414 Calhoun . 9,894 2,299 Carroll . 16,829 4,196 Chicot . 21,987 6,055 Clark . .. 23,686 5,491 Clay . 23,690 6,035 Cleburne. 11,903 2,820 Cleveland . 13,481 3,119 Columbia . 23,820 5,297 Conway . 22,729 4,9/1 Craighead. 27,627 7,039 Crawford . 23,942 5,780 Crittenden . 22,447 6,474 Cross . 14,042 3,752 Dallas . 12,621 2.957 Drew . 21,960 6,081 Desha. 15,274 4,572 Faulkner . 23,708 5,U2 Franklin . 20,638 4,676 Fulton . 12,193 2,795 Garland . 27,271 8,437 Grant . 9,425 2,222 Greene . 23,852 5,768 Hempstead. 28,255 6,373 Hot Spring . 15,022 3,679 Howard _ 16,898 3,922 Independence ... 24,776 5,773 Izard . 14,561 3,377 Jackson .. 23,501 6,140 Jefferson . 52,734 14,292 Johnson . 19,698 4,504 Lafayette. 13,741 3,445 Lawrence . 20,001 4,910 Lee . 24,252 6,616 Lincoln . 15,118 3,963 Little River _ 13,597 3,296 lx)gan . 26,350 6,111 Ixmoke . 27,983 6,9ol Madison . 16,056 3,732 Marion . 10,203 2,296 Miller . 19,555 4,339 Mississippi . 30,468 8,918 Monroe . 19,901 5,3 j2 Montgomery. 12,455 2,817 Nevada . 19,344 4,211 Newton . 10,612 2,284 Ouachita . 21,774 4,898 Perry . 9,402 2,239 Phillips . 33,535 9,835 Pike . 12,665 3.002 Poinsett . 12,791 3,679 Polk . 17,216 4,270 Pope . 24,521 5,193 Prairie. 13,853 3,181 Pulaski . 86,761 26,528 Randolph . 18,987 4,489 St. Francis. 22,548 5.v36 Saline . 16,657 4,128 Scott . 14,.502 3.333 Searcy . 11,825 3,422 Sebastian . 52,278 24,286 Sevier . 16,616 3,Si» Sharp . 11,6.88 2,659 Stone . 8,946 2,‘ 09 Pnion . 30,723 7,213 Van Buren. 13,509 2.9! 8 Washington . 33,880 8.4SK While . 28,574 6,92o Woodruff . 20,049 5.195 Yell . 20,323 6,246 Totals .1,574,449 395.823 Drainage Work Is Deing Pushed. Helena. The contractors who pro digging the huge canal of the Yellow Bank Drainage District in the lower end of this county are highly elat'd over the progress of their work thus far. During the past few weeks it has been made possible to utilize the two immense dredge boats, manu'ac turned exclusively for the purpose of carrying on ibis work, and ex*-* crews are being used on both. The ditch will drain, when completed, up wards of 200,000 acres of the finest farming land in the state, and will cost something like $80,000 tor the entire work. It is estimated that fully two years will he consumed in completing the work. Conway Delegates Announced Conway, Mayor W. H. Duncan has announced the appointment of the 'o! lowing delegates to the Southern Commercial Congress, to be held at Atlanta, March S-10: G. W. Bruce. W. B Hines, J. T. Barnes. J. W. James, Leo. Schwarz, J. M. Ligon, C. C. Thoinasson, A. E. Livingston, J. H. Stubbs, J. J. Hurt, P. Zell. K H. Allison.