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VOL. XL. _FOltREST CITY. ARK., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 21, 1911. NO. 32. UNREST EXTENDS ALL OVER MEXICO SUSPENSION OF PERSONAL GUAR ANTEES HAS NOT STOPPED BRIGANDAGE. With Cries of “Viva Madero,” Toll I*. Levied Upon Everything of Value the Raiders Can Carry Away. Mexico City.—That disturbances au<I unrest extend practically through out the country as a result of the revolutionary movement is indicated by reports that are reaching Mexico Citv from day to day. With the ex ception of the states of Colima. Ta n.fc ilipas and Queretaro, every state in Mexico has been the scene of dis turbance at one time or another. The territory of Tepic has been free of trouble. The war department, however, has chart, terized these disturbances as the work of bandits. But in the rna jmitj of instances the raiders have made their assaults crying “Viva Ma dero," and not infrequently their vic tims have been supplied with receipts for .he money and property appro priated. Whether these bands are re: Ms loosely affiliated with the rev olutionary army in the north or mere In brigands, cannot be determined. Their tactics are those of brigands, but so have been the tactics of the rebels in countless cases. Neither “brigands" nor "rebels" have found it desirable to hold sacked towns. Apparently they cared only for what the village, hacienda or railway train would yield in money or supplies Notwithstanding the suspension of personal guarantees and the deter mined effort of government troops to wipe out this “brigandage," the num ber of eases is growing steadily. In the states of Guerrero, Pusbla, Yura an and Morelos, these minor disturb, ances have been most frequent. The lending of troops to one region is nsually the signal for an increased number of outbreaks in other regions. Heoeis tvacuate Agua erieta. After resisting an attack by the fed ira!s which lasted 17 hours, at the md of which time the government j troops retired, leaving two field pieces m the hands of the rebels, the latter quietly evacuated Agua I’rieta during the night, and when the federals re turned to tlie attack next day fheir entrance to the town was unhampered. !t i- generally believed that the reb- i els’ supply of ammunition was ex nausted. They are said to have told Americans across the border that they would shortly return. Good Roaders Organize. Ozark, Ark.--At a meeting held here o> good roads adiocates of Franklin j county, a good roads association was ’orme<j, with Dr. Thomas Douglas of Ozark as president. A date will be ter in May, at which time extensive operations will begin for the purpose sf building good roads in the county The first road to be built will run Tom the east to the west side of tne •ounty. Revolution in Morocco. Fez Morocco. — Captain Hremond, commander of the sultan's troops, made an attack on the Cherada tribes men, killing 40 and taking 890 pris‘ All around Fez tribesmen un •”r different rebel leaders are sta ttoned and food is scarce. Many '‘Sidents of Fez are idle, misery and discontent are rampant, and it is fearc-d that serious troubles within the walls will result. Pocahontas Has a Big Fire. Pocahontas, Ark.—Pocahontas suf fered a $10,000 loss by fire a few •l.iys ago, when fire brok-i out in the Pringle drug store, completely de stroying the building and contents. A breeze from the southwest and the -ftrly collapse of the Pringle building 51 n' all that saved the entire south Pde of court square from destruction. Destructive Blaze at Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Kla.—A fire which Pn^inated in the fuel room of the Doscher-Gardner Lumber Company here swept a square in the western P«n of the city, destroying the stocks Pf the first named concern, the Jack sotnllle Lumber Company and a line ^ freight cars on the Seaboard Air line siding making a total loss ot 1200, roo. Lumber Rate Increase Is Allowed. " ashington, D. C.—Advances In tales on lumber made by the Vicks Shreveport & Pacific Railroad, *! .< h were suspended by order of the Interstate Commerce Commission sev tra! days ago, have been permitted L) become effective, the commission 'seating the order of suspension. A New Vote-Buying Probe. l-rf'uisa, Ky.—As the result of a vote Hl-'ing investigation by the Lawrence ' "inty grand jury, hundreds of per 8^’llS are expected to be disfranohiseo L‘s is the tenth Kentucky county ii * leh an investigation has been or rcd in the last month. I---—— -1__ !_THE “DEATH CUP” j (Copyright. 1*11.) Nation-Wide Fight Started to Abolish the Germ-Laden Public Drinking Cup.—News Item. MORE TROOPS ARE SENT TO ARIZONA PRESIDENT ORDERS AN ENTIRE REGIMENT OF CAVALRY FROM DES MOINES TO BORDER. A Repetition of the Douglas Incident, It Is Feared, Would Lead to Serious Complications. SYashington.—Brought by the battle of Agua Prieta to a full realization of the danger to which American set tlements along the southern frontier are exposed by the civil strife of Mex ico, President Taft has moved swiftly and vigorously along all the lines of precaution to prevent any repetition of the Douglas fAriz.) incident. With various rumors floating into Washington of the imminence of an other conflict at Agua Prieta, the pres ident ordered the entire regiment of the Sixth cavalry from Des Moines, Iowa, to Arizona to reinforce the posts there. This will add 800 men to the guard In Arizona. This step supplements Mr. Taft's warning to the Mexican and revolu tionary authorities that American lives and interests must not be en dangered by unrestrained border line fighting. It completes, it is said, tne administration’s present program of precaution. The fact is emphasized in official quarters that the American troops in the South have specific instructions not to cross into Mexico under any circumstances. The officers In com mand have been ordered to. preserve a strict neutrality and to see that American citizens do not expose them selves to unwarranted clanger. HAS A NEW BILL OF EXCLUSION Californian's Measure Affects All Mongols or Asiatic Races. Washington, D. C—An immigration bill affecting all Mongolian peoples was introduced by Representative Hayes of California. The bill provides that all laws now in force prohibiting or regulating the coming of Chinese or persons of Chinese descent into the United States be made to apply to Japanese, Koreans, Tartars, Malays, Afghans, Hast Indians Unseats, Hin doos and all persons of Mongolian or Asiatic race or extraction. It is fur ther provided by the bill that all per sons affected by the proposed law now in the United States other than those engaged as teachers, students, merchants, bankers, professional men or persons touring the country for pleasure must, within a year after the passage of the act. apply to the sec retarv of eommerc*. and labor for a certificate of residence. All such per sons who have not a certificate of residence will be arrested and sub ject to deportation. Says Oysters Carry Leprosy. Chicago.—Fish and oysters were ac cused of t-eing conveyors of leprosy by Dr. M. Coun t of New Orleans, in his address before the national con vent ion of the American Association af Pathologists and Bacteriologists, in session here. It was because of this. Dr. Couret said, that inhabitants of Norway and Sweden had suffered ex tensively from leprosy, as well as the fish-eating peoples of Italy and Greece. Firemen Fall From Third Story St. Paul, Minn.—Twenty two fire men were precipitated three stories to the ground when the third story of the Greve block gave way during a fire Most of the firemen were sc verely injured, though none of them fatally. TERRIFIC BATTLE AT AGUA PRIETA AFTER FIGHT LASTING ENTIRE ! DAY, REBELS REPULSE THE MEXICAN FEDERALS. _ Regardless of Warning Sent to Com batants, Douglas Is Under Fire Throughout Entire Period. Agua Prieta, Mexico.—At 10:4b o'clock p. m. the battle between the Mexican federals and insurrectos, which began at dawn, came to an end. After 17 liouvs of almost incessant fighting, that hour found the rebels holding almost every position they had at daybreak, although after night fall the federals carried the battle tu the borders of the town. From the beginning of the battle, regardless of the warning given by the United States government to tne leaders of both forces, a rain of bul lets poured into the American town of Douglas, and when the day was over it was found that seven non combatant residents of that city had been wounded. It was a day almost of terror in 1 Douglas. Dawn revealed the federal forces formed in fan shaped battle line, in the level country about a mile distant from Agua Prieta, with their machine guns in the center. They gave notice to the enemy of their approach with a hail of bullets , from tiie machine guns, supported by rifle fire, their evident intention be ing to gain the international line with its adobe guardhouses, and from this vantage ground turn their fire upon ! i lie rebels. Tile insurrectos directed j their fire at the crews manning the machine guns. But the fire of the federals was so fierce that it forced the rebels back to their second line of : entrenchments. The federals ad | vanced slowly. As they came nearer, the fire of the retiels became more I effective. Leaving the protection of | their breastworks, they moved out in to the open, continuing to concentrate ; the fire upon the machine guns. Tne federals. finding the rebel defense, after three hours’ fighting, too strong to enable them to carry the trenches, began to retreat. Presently the ma chine guns were silenced. Sharp shooters had made it impossible long er to man them. Sheer exhaustion occasionally caused a partial lull In the fighting. At 11 o’clock the re pulsed federals had re formed and again advanced to gain the boundary line, making their movement with heavy rifle fire. The machine guns were silent. The rebels, encouraged by the early success, returned the fire. The interval bad been employed by the rebels in digging new trenches. The advance guard of the federals in this attack consisted of 50 cavalry men and 300 infantry. Behind them was a supporting party that kept un dor cover of trees and bushes. '1 ne federals reserved thetr fire, but an unceasing stream of bullets poured from the trenches. These, striking 1 the dry earth, made it appear as j .hough a dust storm was raging, and I foj a time served to obscure a view ! of the conflict. The advancing fed | erals again found the strength and determination of the insurrectos toe great for them. They fell back, but in good order, firing as they retired, and left the field, their two machine guns In the possession of the rebels Postal Deposits Show Growth. Washington. D. C.—On March 31 deposits in the 48 postal savings bans* throughout the country aggregatec $201,961, against $133,869 on Kebruar; 28, an Increase of $68,092. ZAMACONA SAYS PEACE IS IN SIGHT PRESIDENT TAFT TELLS MEXh CAN AMBASSADOR SUCH 19 HIS HOPE. frying to Arrange an Armistice, With a Possibility That President Diaz Will Resign. Washington.—Peace in Mexico will soon be restored, according to Senor Manuel de Zamacona, the new ambas sador if Mexico to the United States, who was presented to President Taft. The ambassador made this prediction in a formal speech to the president. In reply, President Taft said the peo ple of the United States hoped fervent ly that harmony would soon prevail. “Peace, momentarily broken in Mex ico, will soon be restored,’’ said the ambassador, “when the effect of the frank and patriotic declarations of the president of the republic, which carry effective guaranty for the legitimate interests linked with the maintenance of order is felt." President Taft, in reply, said, in part: “The government of the United States, having none but the best wish es for the happiness of the Mexican people, cannot feel but the liveliest interests in their peace and prosper ity. It *is therefore the fervent hope : of the United States tiiat harmony may soon prevail.’’ With the receipt at the state de partment of advices confirming the re port that negotiations for an armistice between t lie federal and rebel forces are in progress, the opinion was ex pressed that opportune action had been taken by both sides in the Mex ican revolution to prevent complica tions with the United States. It is rumored that with the setting forth of definite proposals from the revolutionists, the possibility of an agreement for the abdication of Pres dent Diaz within a certain period is not. at all unlikely. Editor Stirs Up Much Trouble. Tahlequah, Okla.—County Commis sioners McCollum and Davidson were suspended front office by District Judge Pitchfork as a result of their arrest on charges of soliciting a bribe. McCollum and Davidson were arrested on complaint of H. E. Hardy, editor of the Daily Arrow of this city, who alleges that the commissioners tried to induce him to pay them a bribe so his paper could retain the county printing. The arrest of Hardy fol lowed, on a charge of trying *o bribe the two commissioners. The affair has caused a sensation here. Suspend Advanced Cotton Rates. Washington.—Advances of freight charges on cotton, compressed and uncompressed, together with changes in tiro regulations and practices of the Missouri Pacific railway and tlie St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern rail way with respect to the transportation and compression in transit of cotton, were suspended by the interstate com merce commission until August 15 next. Meantime, the commission will inquire into the reasonableness of the proposed advances and changes. Arkansans Go to Mexican Border. Little Rock.—Adjt. Gen. B. W. Green appointed ('apt. B. R. Oastler of Ark adelphia. quartermaster of the Second regiment, and (’apt. J. E. Pringle of Hoxie, attached to the medical depart ment, as members of the second detail of the Arkansas National Guard to at tend the military maneuvers on the Texas frontier. They will report to General Carter at San Antonio. The members of the first detail of Arkan sans have returned home. Carter Harrison Takes Fifth Oath. Chicago.—Carter H. Harrison took the oath of office and became mayor of Chicago for the fifth time. He was inducted into office without great ceremony, and except that the council chamber was crowded with friends, the meeting resembled an ordinary session of the council. Fourteen new aldermen, thirteen of them Demo crats. also took the oath of office, making the new council 42 Democrats to 28 Republicans. Would Question Postmaster Hitchcock Washington, I>. C.—A demand upon Postmaster General Hitchcock for ills reasons for shaking up the railway mail service and removing certain of ficials was made in the house by Representative Rouse of Kentucky in a resolution calling upon the postmas ter general to give the house all the information he has on the matter. One Death in Kentucky Windstorm. Lexington, Ky.—One person was killed, several others were severely injured and property damage was wrought by a wind and rain storm which swept over central Kentucky. 3lind Man and Wife Burned to Death. Asheville, N. C.—Mrs. Hattie Fox, a ortune teller, and her blind hushand vere suffocated when a store build ng In which they lived was swept Dy lire. I With the Legislators | J 1 By J. H. HANI >. | ” Reunion Bill Dtbated. A bill providing for the appropria tion of $5,000 for maintenance of vet erans while at the reunion, and $5,000 to pay traveling expenses of Indigent veterans was given a wide range of discussion in the house. Representa tive Little of Mississippi proposed an amendment appropriating the entire amount, to the care and maintenance of the old soldiers while attending tne reunion. He thought that the people of Arkansas would cheerfully pay this sum for the comforS of those members of the thinning ranks of gray, many of whom will on that occasion visit the capital of our state for the first i time and possibly the last reunion they will ever be permitted to attend. Representative Warnock of Columbia ; took the position that inasmuch as Little Rock had taken upon herself i the entertainment of the reunion she ' should do it without state aid. Rep resentative Bradham insisted that if Little Rock did make the contract, it is one of which the state ought to feel proud and endorse in a public spirited and liberal manner. He was proud of his capital city, whose noble clti zens helped to get this reunion. He has no sympathy for the feeling ex pressed by some against Little Rock and other larger cities. Representa tive Davis of Lafayette opposed the measure and thought that the money would serve a more useful purpose if diverted into the pension fund, where those who get it can use it as they see fit. Representative Toler of Brant offered to amend by reducing the appropriation to $2,500, which was rejected, and Representative Neal of fered ai amendment to apply all to the payment of traveling expenses, which was held out of order. Mr. Lit tle again speaking on the question, said he thought the state should be glad of this opportunity to pay a just tribute to the Confederate veteran. That as an advertising proposition it would return a hundred fold to the state In after years. “The important thing is to properly take care of this great army while in our nnust. 1 feel sure that no one wants to see it fail in any way. Even the United States government has offered assistance, and if I had a fat'.’er who had worn the bronze badge of the Confederacy I would feel him insulted *t the opp« sitlon against this measure.” Free Bedding for Lady Teachers Dur ing Reunion. Representative Newton of I^jnoke county lias secured the passage through both houses of his resolution settilig aside the dormitories of the Deaf Mute Institute and the Wind School for the use of the white lady school teachers of the state during the coming Confederate reunion, which means that more than 500 of such teachers can obtain free beds for the nights of May 15. 16, 47 and 18. Separate White and Negro Convicts. Mr. Lackey of Izard presented a res olution, the purpose of which is to re quire the penitentiary board to sepa rate white and negro convicts. Mr. Lackey argued that it Is wrong and a reflection on the dignity of Arkansas to work the blacks alongside of help less whites, who are powerless to re sent insults that are heaped upon them by the negroes under such condi tions. The resolution passed by a close vote. Lackey Pension Bill Killed. Representative Lackey of Izard lost out on bis bill proposing to raise the minimum of indigency from $400 to $1,000 on Confederate pensioners | Representatives Reith, Meador and Newton opposed the bill on the ground that it would increase the number of pensioners and thereby reduce the al lowance of those who need it worst. Election Board Bill Killed. The house killed a bill which had passed the senate, providing that the state treasurer, auditor, superintend ent of public Instruction and the com missioners of state lands and agricul ture be added to the state election board, now composed of the governor, secretary of state and attorney gen eral. State Board of Education. The senate has passed Representa tive Bradotn’s bill which had passed the house some tYme berore. The bill provides for the appointment of a board of seven members, one to bo chosen from each congressionij dis trict, to be known as the state board of education, of which the state su perintendent shall be president. To Fix Tax Rat*. A bill has been Introduced in the senate by Senator Friedell, filing the tax rate at 2 12 mills for general pur poses. The rate was formerly this, hut a few years ago was lowered to 2 14 mills. Bl, ck-Calvert Bulk Sales Bill. By lasers. Black and Calvert of Se bastiai: The bill provides that no re tail u erchant shall sell his stock in bulk rithout furnishing the purchasei a lts^ Df creditors. The object sought is to] prevent retailers who buy good! on cdbit from selling out in bulk and thereby defeating the rights of ths wholesaler from whom the goods wers bought on credit. Mr. Calvert, in sup port af the bill, declared that it is a lueasi/re in the interest of business honesty among honest retail dealers; that H cannot possibly affect the con sumer and at the same time protects the rights of Mle wholesaler. Mr. Hurst opposed the bill on the grounds that lie thought it strictly in the in terests of the wholesaler, both In and out of; Arkansas. A corporation law yer ffrew the hill. The interest back of the .bill is the wholesaler outside of the State of Arkansas. Mr. Yadon ol Johnson: “There is merit in the bill, regardless of passionate appeals in opposition. No honest retailer cau object to it. Gus Blass Company, ths biggest retail merchant in Arkansas, wrote letters to members against it If you want to protect the business integrity of our state's commerce, pass this bill.'” Mr. Black of Sebastian, is support of tho bill, said: "Some s!uri_ have been thrown at the Jobbers of Fort Smith in arraignment of the wholesale interests. If tke bill can be repressed the dishonest wholesaler can wot;k His graft through collusion with dishonest rentiers.’' Mr. Grant of Jackson thought there was no good reason why such a bill should be passed, but rather that it would In fringe upon the constitutional rights of exemption. Mr. Going of Poinsett supported the bill. “This Mil does not curtail the rights of any honest dealer. He believes that Arkansas has reached that stage of moral standing where she is as rtiady to protects the rights of one class as of another, and Wfhen appeals to passion and prejudice In attempting to array one class agalmt anpther are getting to be odious, it is the dishonest inerchant who does not want his purposes shackled by the law that is objecting to the passage of this bill.” Mr. Davis of Lafayette thought the wholesale merchants are amply protected. Indefinitely post poned and virtually killed. House Kills Recall Measure. Mr. Toler of Grant county called up his resolution proposing an amend ment, embodying the recall and four year tenure in the constitution. The resolution had been adversely report ed on by the committee, and Mr. Hurst, as a member of the committee, gave :«>me of the reasons why ho be lieved the measure ought not to pass. In the first place, he declared it to be in its vehy nature one of the most socialistic and undemocratic measures ever proposed in an Arkansas legisla ture, aid that it would result In keep ing the state in a continual uproar if passed, for the political enemies cf any officer, no matter how good and competent, could petition bis recall at any time and carry out tffeir purposes with the help of Republicans, Social ists and negroes. Mr. Hardage of Clark county and Mr. Clark of Lonoke also vigorously opposed the measure. Mr. Toler, in defense of his resolu tion. insisted that the people should be given the right to recall a bad man from office. Mr. Newton of Lonoke seconded Mr. Toler in defense of the measure, which was defeated by a vote of 53 to 31. To Resubmit Amendment No. 10. A resolution by Mr. Hardage of Clark provides for the resubmission of amendment No. 10, known as the initi ative and referendum. The resolution now pending differs from the amend ment as adopted at the last election by requiring 15 per cent Instead of M per cent of electors to initiate a meas ure to be voted on by the people. Tho resolution provides that levee districts, improvement districts, school districts, etc., shall have power to enact and re peal laws, the same- ns counties and municipalities, the latter of which were given such powers under amend ment No. 10. mouse mescinas i-ormer Action. By a decisive vote, the house re scinded its former invitation to Dr. R. L. Russell of Leslie to address that body on the management of the penitentiary while he was physician for that institution. Representative Scott of Yell made the motion to re scind, which carried by a vote of 43 to 25. To Change Judicial District Bounds. Representative Owens of Marion has introduced a bill changing Baxter county from the Sixteenth to tue Sev enteenth juridal circuit Blind School Gets $72,000. Representative Newton's bill appro priating $72,000 for the maintenanco of the blind school, was passed with out opposition.