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ESTABLISHED 1871._ "FEAR GOD, TELL THE TRUTH AND MAKE MONEY.” Bt LANDVOICT* VADAKIN ' “ ' -' " " ' — ~ -- ' —' — ■ "■ - ■ ■ ■ — ' ... ... , vol.xi.._forrest city, ark.. Friday afternoon, march it, mi, no. 2t. THE WOODMEN HOLD CONVENTION FULLY 700 DELEGATES. REPRE SENTING 50.000 MEMBERS, IN ATTENDANCE AT CONWAY. A Total Attendance of 900 Delegates Is Expected Before the Conven tion Adjourns. Conway, Ark.—Representing ap proxiately 50,000 members in Arkan sas, fully 700 delegates, officers and visitors assembled in Conway Tues day to attend the eighth biennial con vention of the head camp. Woodmen of the World, and the Woodmen Circle of Arkansas. This is decidedly the largest attendance in the history of the order in this state, and although Conway is the smallest town in which the head camp has ever met, the big. crowd was comfortably cared for. ■ • Clerk Morgan stated that homes for at least 200 visitors, which had been secured in advance of the meeting, were not taken up on the first day, but would be before Ihe convention adjourned. The head camp was called to order in the circuit court room by Head Consul G. R. Haynie of I’rescott, and Mayor Duncan delivered the address of welcome on behalf of the city. The mayor extended the freedom of the city to his guests.and presented Head Consul Haynie with an enormous key to the city.” Governor Donaghey was on the program for an address, but was pre vented by illness from being present. LIVE STOCK BURNS TO DEATH. Four Men Are Also Severely Burned in a Fort Worth Fire. Fort Worth, Texas.— Nearly two acres of stock sheds were burned, roasting to death between 500 and 1,000 head of horses, sheep and hogs and seriously burning four men, who remained too long in the furnacelike shelters, trying to drive out the ter ror stricken animals. The value of the dead animals is estimated at about $250,000, with an other $50,000 added for property loss. \ large number of blooded animals, wl« h are here for exhibition at the ' fat stock show, are believed to have i he* n saved. The caretakers’ first ef- | f 'Hs were for these animals, scores i of which were turned loose to run as they pleased through the stock yards district. Great difficulty was found afler the fire in gathering them in again. THE "UNWRITTEN LAW" WINS North Carolina Woman Acquitted of Man's Murder. Whiteville, N.-C.—As the finale of a sensational trial in the superior court here the jury, after only brief deliberation, returned a verdict of not guilty, both as to Mrs. Rosa Hayes, charged with being principal in the killing of Robert M. Floyd, a medical student of Charleston, S. c., on the night of February 4, and as to her husband, Neill M. Hayes, charged with being an accessory before the fact.’ '-loyd Hayes, a younger brother of Neill Hayes, also charged with l*eing an accessory, was discharged earlier in the week on a noHw prosse. __ Hayes admitted the killing of ri0-vd. but pleaded that she shot in defense of her honor. Japs and Diaz Friendly, French Say. i’aris, France —The Daily Temps 'efers editorially to the rumored treaty of alliance between Mexico and Japan and says that while the ■report is hard to verify, it is certain that the relations between the two 1 °untries have become exceedingly ' lose of late. In proof of this it cites the extreme cordiality shown by the Mexicans upon the occasion of the recent visit of the Japanese squadron to the southern republic. vruiser Des Moines Goes t0 Cuba. •N’ew York.—The cruiser Des Moines, which arrived here from Bos ,l,n* l'I,s sailed for Guantanamo, Cuba, to J°lu the detaehement of the North Atlantic fleet left at that station. May Let the Women Vote. * ars°n, Xev.—Tile senate has just Passed the measure submitting the question of woman suffrage to a vote j of the people. The assembly already nas passed the bill. Twelve Buildings Destroyed. Superior, Wls.—Fire swept the business portion of the city of Iron River, destroying twelve buildings, in cluding two hotels. The loss is $50, 000. Last Blackhawk Veteran Dies. Kirkwood, ill.—Henry S. Hoggs, 99 >cars old, died in Kirkwood a few days ago. He was the last known •urvivor of the Blackhawk war. THAT ATTRACTIVE HAREM SKIRT ——_ _ I (Copyright. 1911.) 10 TRAINMEN SLAIN IN Q. & C. STRIKE WHITE AND NEGRO ENQINE CREWS VICTIMS OF BUSH WHACKING METHODS. Freight Traffic Is Tied Up on the Chattanooga Division of the Queen & Crescent. Lexington, Ky.—Ten men have been shot to death by the striking firemen of the Cincinnati-Chattanooga divis ion of the Quoen & Crescent railway or their sympathizers, and numerous others have been wounded or assault ed since the strike began several days ago on account of the employ ment of negro firemen. , The mountaineers in the district from Somerset, Ky., to a considerable distance south of the Tennessee line have joined with the strikers, as the mountaineers in this section hate ne groes intensely, and it is reported that for mam miles the hillside thick ets are filled with sharpshooters, either firemen or sympathetic moun taineers. With their rifles these tnen pick off negroes, detectives and sher iffs and then disappear It is hope less work trying to catch them in the mountain thickets. Squads of armed guards, scores of special detec tives and armed strikebreakers are being used by the railway, hut all freight on the road is tied up or is being shifted to other lines. Many pounds of dynamite are said to have been found by the track walkers, and threats have been made to dynamite bridges. Wire communi cation has been cut off in the dis trict around King's . mountain and southward, and trains seldom come through. > The engineers, braketnen and ma chinists aro said t» be preparing to strike in sympathy with the firemen, and some have already stopped work. Negro Who Killed Marshal Is Caught Hope, Ark.—A message has been received by .Mayor Lowry from S. 1>. Knowlton of F’orthshire, Miss., stat ing that Will Smith, alias Will Green, the negro who shot and filled Mar shal John Hamilton in> this city on January 22,• 1907, had been arrested at that place and was being held pending the arrival of officers from this place. The message stated that the negro hud confessed to the mm der and that there Was no doubt of his being the negro wanted. Foreigners See Jap War Cloud. Berlin, Germany.—The Koelnicscht says that while admitting that Wash ington's secrecy prevents determining whether the mobilization of the United States army is due to “Amer lean fears of Japan's mighty army and the. knowledge of her own weak ness,” there are reasons for the be lief that the present movement of troops is in the nature of a rehearsal of the mobilization which may he di rected against Japau. . Louisiana Mine Is Found Again. Berryville, Ark.—The famous old Louisiana mine has again been found in Arkansas, this time near Gluey, in Uooue county. Advices received her< state that on the farm of D. 15. Pat rick a cave has been uncovered, and specimens of ore taken therefrom re veal gold and silver. The mine ha^ been “discovered'' a half dozen times in late years in this section, and no faith is placed in the report. AMERICAN FLEET TO BE WITHDRAWN WARSHIPS TO LEAVE AS SOON AS THEY TAKE. ON COAL, IT IS STATED. Secretary Dickinson Denies That ; Second Division Army Will Be Mobilized on Border. New York.—The Mexican mbassa dor here from Washington and the Mexican minister of finance have re ceived assurances from Washington which convinced them that there is sincere co-operation between ;he ad ministration of President Taft and that of President Diaz. it is not professed that all tension has been slac kened, and while American troops remain in force on the Mexican bor der, it is admitted that some tension will continue, but the edge of appre hension was appreciably blunted by two capital pieces of news. First in importance was a long telegram to Ambassador De I-a Barra from the state department at Washington an nouncing that tins United States war ships assigned to the Pacific an Gulf coasts of Mexico had been or dered to call at Mexican ports only for coal and then to withdraw prompt ly. This action is deeply reassuring to Senor Limantour. In a recent statement he said he could only con sider the presence of American men of-war in Mexican waters so far dis tant from their base at Galveston as part of an unnecessary effort to im press upon Mexico the power of the United States. , The second development was the publication here of an authorized in terview with Jacob M. Dickinson,'sec-, retary of war, in 'which he denied that this government- contemplated intervention or that orders had been issued to mobilize a second' army corps oil tile frontier. Murray ar.d Rutherford to Stay in Jail Little’ Hock.—The decision of tlie duriand circuit court denying bail to Ben Murray and John Rutherford, charged with being implicated in the murder of Oscar Chitwood in the jail yard at Hot Springs on the morning of December 20, was upheld by the Hate supreme court, and Murray and Rutherford will have to remain in jail until their trial is held. Corporation Tax Held Constitutional. Washington, 1). C.—In an unanimous opinion the supreme court of the United States held that the corpora tion tax provisions of the Payne-* Aldrich tariff act were constitutional. Thus ended a controversy waged al most continuously since President Taft first suggested their enactment to congress. Hot Springs Newspaper Purchased. Hot Springs, Ark.— J. P. Burks, present lessee of the Daily Bulletin and editor of the paper since July, 1908, has purchased the plant of the paper at a commissioner's sale, lie being tlie only bidder. New York Assembly Would Adjourn, Albany, N. Y.—Apparently satisfied that nothing short of the withdrawal of W. F. Sheehan can end the dead lock over the election of a United States senator, leaders are said to have tentatively agreed to adjourn April 6. Torpedo Boat Sails for Vera Cruz. Philadelphia.—The United States torpedo boat Burrows has sailed from the navy yard here bound for Norfolk, where ammunition and other supplies will be taken aboard. Her ultimate destination is said to he Vera Cruz. OPEN SWITCH IS CAUSE OF WRECK •__ ELEVEN PASSENGERS INJURED WHEN TRAIN CRASHES INTO SOLID LOAD OF STEEL. Switch Lock Had Evidently Been Broken by Some Unknown » Miscreant. Helena, Ark. -Iron Mountain pas senger train No. 304, leaving here at 0:4r> a. m. for St. Louis, ran into an open switch about five miles west of here and crashed into a solid train load of steel on the siding, demolish ing the engine and injuring 11 per sons, but none seriously. All of the injured were railroad men and were brought here and placed in a hos pital, where they received medical attention. The accident was caused by an open switch, and an examination of it showed that the lock on the switch had been broken and the switch key turned, and it is believed that the wreck of the train was deliberately planned by unknown parties. It was impossible, it is stated, for the engineer to see that the switch was broken, as it was placed in such a manner as prevented him from ob serving it. PROPOSE TO REDUCE INTEREST Bill Introduced by Senator J. T. Rob ertson Attracts Notice. I.ittle Rock.—The bill introduced by Senator J. T. Robertson, proposing to reduce the rate of interest in Ar kansas from 10 u> 8 per cent, is at tracting - considerable attention throughout the country. The bankers of Little Rock say they have no ob jection to the measure and would like to see it enacted into law. The bill proposes'to amend several sections of Kirby's Digest relating to the subject, one of which, as written in the bill, provides that parties to any contract, whether whether the same be under seal or not, may agree in writing for the payment of interest not exceeding 8 per cent per annum on money due or to become due; pro vided all contracts for n greater rate of interest than 8 per cent, per an num shall be void as to the interest, tyid neither the maker nor his as signs- shall ho required t0 pay any part of tlie debt in excess of the prin cipal sum loaned, and any rule of law, equity or practice to the con trary is hereby abrogated. The bill provides that the same rule of action shall apply to all bonds, hills, notes, assurances, conveyances and all other contracts or securities. FALLING WALLS KILL TWELVE. Seventeen Others Severely Injured by a Collapse in Nashville. Nashville, Term.—Ralph MeCallum, white, anil II negroes are dead and 17 others are more or less severely injured as the result of being buried under the ruins of the side walls of the Fall Hardware Company’s build ing. Tiio walls collapsed during a high • wind and after the store had been damaged by fire. The fire loss was heavy. Roosevelt Denounces Haskell, Albuquerque, X. M.—Colonel Roose velt paid his respects to Senator Lorimer of Illinois and former Gov ernor Haskell of Oklahoma in an ad dress here. He denounced both as unfit to hold public office. Their election, he said, was a disgrace to the communities which elected them. Arkansas Farm Land Sold. Imboden.—Thomas Manning sold his.* fiS-Vacre- farm in the vicinity of Smithvillp' to .Mrp. Lillian Smith of Cabool, Mo., for $11,400. This is the fourth Lawrence County farm to be sold recently, the total consideration exceeding $40,000. Shriners' Temple for Pine Bluff. . Pine lSluff.—Pine Bluff Shriners are maturing plans for the erection of a $25,000 temple, anil several sites are under consideration. The committee in charge states it is practically cer tain work will be commenced In a few months. Plans to Reclaim 50.000 .Acres. Gould. The organization of a drain age district to reclaim 70,000 acres in Lincoln county was effected at a meeting field here. Piue Bluff busi ness mi-mare said to lie interested iu the project. Seizes 12? Tins of Opium. Fan Francisco. On information ca bled from China custom house inspect ors overhauled the steamship Mongo lia on her arrival here and seized 122 tins of opium, valued at $0,000. With the Legislators Would Fix Telephone Rates. Senate Fill! No. 331, by Senator Covington, fixing the rates to oe charged by telephone companies, pro vides that rates for telephones in cities of the first class shall be $2.50 for business houses and $1.50 for residences per rnontn; cities of the second class, $2 for business houses and $1.50 for residences; incorporated towns, $1.50 for business houses and $1 for residences; three-minute con versations to all points not exceed ing 150 miles, 25 cents: three-minute conversations exceeding 150 miles and not more than 250 miles, 35 cents, and one-half cent, for each mile ex ceeding 250 miles; three-minute con versations, not exceeding 50 miles, 15 cents. Limitation Bill Passes Senate. Senate Bill No. 108, by Senator Henderson, providing for a period of limitation for the enforcement of mortgages and deeds of trust, was passed by a unanimous vote. Sena tor Henderson explained that a re cent decision of the supreme court held that all claims against deced ent’s estate, including mortgages not due, must he either probated or fore closed within one year, regardless of the terms of the contract. He stated that the proposed bill was to remedy this defect and give the full statute of limitations to mortgages against decedent’s estate. Would Regulate Sale of Stock Food. One of the most important bills in troduced was by Senator Holland, regulating the sale of medicated stock and poultry food and all other medicines fixed or sold for live stock for which there is claimed a medici nal quality. The bill affects every drug store and every grocery and general store in the state. The act provides that each and every lot, bottle of medicine, package or parcel of medicated stock or poultry feed shall have affixed a label showing weight, trademark, name and ad dress of manufacturer and the ingre dients it contains. Amend Raney's Insurance Bill. Senator Ilaney’s insurance bill was amended providing that insurance companies may do business in the state where they can establish the fact that they have as much as $.">0, 000 assets above liabilities, on the payment of 1 per cent of their gross profits as a tax to the state, and on filing a bond for $20,000 to cover losses in the state. The amendment also provides that such insurance companies shall employ a resident agent. Legislators Will Attend Reunion. An important communication was received from the executive commit-* tee of the Confederate Reunion com mittee, inviting the members of the general assembly to be present at the reunion and assist at the enter tainment of the visiting Confederate \eterans. After the resolution had been read, Senator Friedell moved that the invitation be accepted, and the motion was carried ' by an en thusiastic vote in the affirmative. T0 Permit Liquor Ads. Senator Robertson introduced a bill amending the act prohibiting the ad vertising of liquors in prohibition territory. At present, liquor houses advertise their goods by means of circulars sent through the mails and in newspapers published outside the prohibited districts. The amendment enables newspapers in the prohibited districts to carry the advertisements of liquor houses. Concealed Weapon Bill Is Defeated. Representative Glover's bill making the carrying of concealed weapons a felony came up in the senate. There was no debate over the question of disposing of the measure. A motion to table the bill put a quietus upon it by a viva voce vote without oppo sition. To Amend Court Practice. . Senator Rodgers of Howard intro duced a hill amending the act relat ing to pleading and practice iu the courts. The amendment provides that no copy of a complaint shall be taken from the custody of the clerk without the order of the court. Table Old, Capitol Resolution. The concurrent resolution by the house providing for a committee to Investigate the proposition to sell the old'statehouse came up in the sen ate, .where the measure was tabled without debate. ■% 4 Would Abolish Capital Punishment Senator Christian has introduced a bill In the senate abolishing capital punishment in Arkansas. ‘ $40,000 for State Fair. Senator Williams' hill appropriating $40,000 for the Arkansas State Fair was passed by the senate by a vote of 22 to 5, without discussion except by Senator Williams, who explained the need of the appropriation if the fair would he kept up to the high standard aimed at. The promoters of tf$B fair have as yet been unable to declare a dividend, but each year sees the fair larger and better, and it is believed that should the legisla ture .make the appropriation it will be o$ly a very short time until the Arkansas State Fair will eclipse any similar enterprise in the South. It is qttstoinary in a majority of the states for the general assembly to foster such enterprises, which are statewide in their scope, and the re sutta|it good to the states is incalcu lable, To Take “Joker” From Amendment. Representative Brown or Cleve land has introduced in the house a joint resolution amending Amend ment No. 10, the initiative and refer endum, by striking out the words “county” and “raimieipality’’ in ths last Section. This, it is thought, will remove the “joker," held by many jurists as giving counties and munic ipalises the right to enact laws, ex empting them from the provisions of general laws. Under the initiative and referendum as amended by Rep resentative Brown, the consent of the majority of the electors of the entire state would have to he ’ obtained, through ballot at elections, before such action could lie taken by a county or municipality. The amend ment was referred to the committee on constitutional amendments. Income Tax Fail* to Paea Senate. House joint resolution, by Represen tative Parker, providing for the rat ification of the proposed sixteenth amendment to the United States con stitution, which gives the power to congress to levy and collect taxes on Incomes, was defeated in the senate, only three votes being cast in ita favor. The resolution was called up by Senator Covington, who spoke in opposition to its adoption. He said if the resolution were adopted and the proposed amendment should become a part of the federal constitution the right of the state of Arkansas to provide for an income tax would be forever gone. Railroad Passes for Officials Discussed Discussion of the propriety of the use of railroad passes by state of ficials was much in evidence In the house, during further consideration of the general appropriation bill. An amendment was finally adopted strik ing out the clause authorizing the commissioner of agriculture to use a pass, and notice was given that a special bill would be introduced pro hibiting all officials from using free railroad transportation. Would Amend Anti-Trust Law. Senate Bill No. 310, by Senator Williams, amends the anti trust act of 1905 by repealing the fourth sec tion, which relieves the purchaser of any article or articles from a trust from liability for payment of the debt, and amends in various aud minor ways several other sections of not To Publish Vouchers. Senator Covington introduced a res olution requesting the publication of the list of vouchers upon which war rants were drawn upon the state cap itol fund since the passage of the act of 1909, appropriating $795,000 for the completion of the new state cap itol, which was adopted. To Form New Judicial District. After some of the hottest and bit terest debate yet heard in the house, the Whlttington-Cockburn bill for the formation of the Eighteenth judicial district from Garland and MontgQm ery counties passed by a margin or 22 votes, and a motion to reconsider was tabled. introduce a New Election Bill. Mr. Garrison of Searcy introduced a bill in the house amending the state election laws and giving the minority political party larger voice in the selection of election judges and clerks. The bill was rend once and an effort made to get it to sec ond reading, but it failed. Decline to Aid Humane Society. 1-acking one vote of the necessary two-thirds of the number of senators voting on the proposition, Senator Oldham's bill appropriating $J,00U for the maintenance of the Arkansas Humane Society was defeated In tha senate, the vote being 15 ayes, 9 uom.