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ESTABLISHED 1871. VOL. XLI. ‘FEAR GOD. TELL THE TRUTH AND MAKE MONET.” h)rri;st city, ark. Friday afternoon, july 12,1912. Bt LANDVOIGT ft VA^KflL NO. 44. KH ASSOCIATION HOLDS MEETINGS Arkansas Advancement Associa tion Completes Organiza tion in 2-Day Meeting. SEVERAL SPEAKERS HEARD Differences of Opinion Develop In Final Hours—Program Is Objected to. Western Newspaper Unton News Service. Little Rock—With representative men from every part of the state in attendance, the Arktinsas Advance ment Association, which was launched in Little Hock some time ago, open ed its first annual convention. About 230 persons registered at headquar ters. They included the presidents and representatives of a number ol state organizations, such as the Ark ansas Hankers’ Association, the Ark ansas Press Association, the Arkan sas Lumber Dealers’ Association, thf Arkansas Real Estate Dealers' Assoc! ation, and the Farmers’ Union, as weli as tile representatives of eoruinercia organizations in various cities. The permanent organization of the association was effected with Judge John W. Blackwood of Little Rock as president, I,ouis ('. Buerkle of Stutt gart as vice president and George It Brown of Little Rock as seeretarx and treasurer. An executive board to be composed of one member to be selected by each affiliated organiza tion, was provided for. The foliowisg were named as the mernhf-rs of the hoard of directors: German I’atholli- Immigration Societx ■—I " Oberst of Hartman. Arkansas River Improvement Associa tion O. M Oracle of New Oascony Ark.i: sas Real Estate Association— A \V Kstes. Little Rock Arkansas press Association—J. II Hand of Yellvllle. Arkansas Hardware Association—Gro ver Townes of Little Rock. Farmers' Union—L. M. Burge of Lit tle Rock. .xrK.usjis AssMciation of Commercial I.x«“ 1 eves v. s; Huron of Texarkana Arkansas Hankers Association—R K Wait of Kittle Itock. Arkansas Fire Prevention Associatior —Gilbert Keign, Kittle Rock. Arkansas Hotel Men's Association— Horn, r Wilson of Kittle Rock Ark sis Travelers— H. S. Splvev. Ark.ns's state Fatr Association—II. M W.snitt, Kittle Rock Ark - is state Polish Club—M. Kuoa? of Kittle Rock. Arkansas Cottonseed Crushers’ Asso ciate AY F Mann of Marianna. Arkansas State Poultry Association— Hiii i ' Jennings of Kittle Rock. Arkansas Klve Stock Association— Geo A Cole of Russellville Arkansas state Dental Association - E Ham-o.-k ,,f Kittle Rock Several addresses were made by prominent men in attendance. One of the principal features was an address by Prof. W. A. Scott, pro fessor of political economy In the Uni versity of Wisconsin, who has been making a tour of the country in the interest of banking and currency re form under the auspices of the Nation ®1 ( itizens’ league. He spoke on the subject, '‘Necessary legislation to Prevent Monetary Panics.” Judge John W. Blackwood made an address in which he outlined some oi •lie problems the association would have lo consider, and urged action that would promote the interests oi tlie entire state and assist in the de velopment of its great resources He asserted tha; the state's anti trust law ad done nothing more than drive away many of the large corporate in tTests from the state. He concluded by asserting that the state had toe n.any mustang” politicians, whe harmed the state by stirring up ox dement over measures that could easily be settled once and forever. This was follow ed by the address ol i i ft on u. Rreckenridge of Port mith, who spoke on “Needed Finan di! Legislation.” He represented the ■ Kansas Bankers' Association. A paper written by P. F. Henson oi ,(le Hock was then read on the sub ject of The Necessity of Repealing e Law Placing an Embargo on Cot 1,°* • <,row'nK>" or “Why the Law Pro •biting Future Dealing Should be KePealed.” It t Jeffords, special agent of ttu h ted States Department of Agri Ure, *n charge of the boys’ cotton •M corn clubs spoke on "The Ad of Arkansas by the Picture ne of the events and social feat t®6* convention was the “Gin ,Thre'te In the convention hall quit UaS siven in the f°rm of a ban bv th ant^ many toasts were called fot . the toastmaster, Roy L. Thompson e President of the Democrat Print and Lithographing Company, a gt over question of taking ,an<1 uPon certain political issues Ten fS state'w*de prohibition and the fjj'j,'1, of ,aw prohibiting dealing of th ^ marl<ed the closing session •^ansaa Advancement Associa The fight opened when G. W. Gar rett of Okoiona, an active prohibition worker, introduced a resolution pro testing against the preparation of a partisan program dealing with cam paign issues and pledging the asso | elation to adopt a nonpartisan stand on political issues. After some de- i I bate this resolution was referred to the committee on resolutions. The I committee was then instructed to pre pare Its report for submission at 1:30 |o’clock in the afternoon. When the convention reconvened at that time it was reported that (tie committee on resolutions had been unable to agree upon a report and. after waiting for |about an hour the convention, over the protests of Mr Garrett, George A .Cole, president of the Arkansas Farm ers’ Union, and other delegates, voted to adjourn, directing the committee ion resolutions to present its report to the executive board of the association. |)o™e resolution causing differences fol "U'hereas, The report has gone out , that the A. A. A. is taking a partisan stand on some of the leading political .ssues that are before the voters of Arkansas, especially on local option as against state-wide prohibition and gamb ling in futures. "Whereas. The sole object of the as lotion is to advance the material .ri te rests of Arkansas and not in any way to influence the vote on any question that is already an issue therefore be it ! , ' Hesolved. That it is tlie sense of this convention that it was unwise for ns at this meeting to have permitted a partisan program to be prepared on anv campaign Issue, and inure especially oil the whiskey question Resolved. That we pledge this nsso Cation to a nonpartisan stand on all l"diti il issues in all Us nature actions and deliberations." Resolution Reported. i lie resolution as reported by the committee on resolutions to be refer red to the executive board are as fol lows: "Resolved. That we approve the move i meat for the preservation of the old state house, and urge that it la- preserved t > the use and benefit of the people o, Arkansas; and further. Resolved, That we pledge our co-oper B b* the State Museum As which has established headquarters in tiiat building fur the preservation of ar ticles of historic value to the people of the state. "U hereas. There is and has been for years past a large income or profit on first-class mail it two cents per ounc" (amounting in 1909 and 1910 to over UOO.Oim) per annum, and "\\ hereas The rate on second-class matter is one cent per pound comprised largely of magazines which cost to dis tribute over nine cents pier pound there by causing a deficit to the department of over S'io.uOO.uoo per annum, and being I practical 1 y a subsidy of this amount paid ; to their publishers by the people at large, and. >*neie«is, \ery largo proportion or i the pages of these magazines is com posed solely of advertising matter of 'the same character that merchants and I others are required to pay eight cents per pound for as third-class mail, we maintain that the discrimination against letter postage is unjust and oppressive, as the government is r.ot presumed to make a profit from its mail service, i for the benefit of i ne clasH of citizens | at th£ expense of another; therefore, be | it "Resolved. That for the reasons above set forth, we ask that Senate Rill No I 1308 and Mouse bill 17736 lie adopted, ! reducing the rate on letter postage to Une cent per ounce, as provided for in | that measure. "Resolved. Ttiat we approve the sev eral efforts being suggested by tile va rious interests for the building of ad ditional railroads in Arkansas First, that we regard as highly important the proposition of I.ittle Mock. Argcnta and ! other cities and towns to build a rail road directly north from Argcnta open ling up to traffic and setliement a large area of country now without railroad transportation facilities. Second, that we urge the St. Kouis and Sail Francisco railroad to build into the interior of Arkansas at as early a date as possi ble. and we pledge our co-operation to the company in the building of a trunk line across the stat. through Kittle I Rock to a connection with its St Kouis lines. Third, that it has come to our know ledge that there has been organized a company known ns the North ..ml South Railroad Association, engineers | for the proposed Mexican Mult* ami Maiii tobla railroad, proposing to build a line from Winnipeg Man to the Mulf of Mexico, and we desire to assure the ! promoters that we are deeply interested in their enterprise, and the citizens of Arkansas will give them a cordial wel come i "KeSOlvefl. I llllT Wc -•■n'l gnci.llis I ‘ the Mississippi Valiev improvement As sociation. at Champ.'tign, III aivl pi■ -!}-•«■ iour co-opcr.ition in the wink they have inaugurated looking to the iniprnveinent nf the Mississippi river, agreeing v. th j them 'that the control ■ *f the waters which fiinl their outlet through the |channel <>f the lower Mississippi river is |a national problem. Resolved. That the two great fun la 'mental factors in tiie ailViinccrnent of \ rkartsas. an: First, cduoat ion. «•> j pecially of the agricultural population i second, economic opportunity, such as will enahle the masses of the people to |avail themselves of all the inestimable advantages of education. Hy education we mean that system of mental and physical training which imparts to a people a comprehensive grasp ol toe irrc.it problems of human existence; in [truth education IS that system of train ing which fits people to lire and to I eniov all the blessings of human exis tence We advocate the establishment 'of rural schools of the highest effleien cv at points in each county which, wit 11 the aid Of a publiolv supplied conveyance can furnish enough pupils to sustain them We advocate the addition of in dustrial and agricultural departments I with a sufficient number of acres, at tached to each rural school so as to facilitate the teaching of practical agri culture In all its phases. "Resolved. That wo recommend the amendment of the anti-future law so as to prevent bucket shops from operating in Arkansas, and that the* rii?M o. lf‘ gitimate brokers he granted to come within the state to buy r»nd sell our products for actual future dilevery <>n contract. Instead of having to transact their Arkansas business in Tennesse, J.otilslann. Missouri Illinois. New lork. and other states that now absorb our wealth. .. •Resolved. That we approve the ef forts of the mavors of the cities of I.it tle Rock Fort Smith, Hot Springs Tine Riuff and other cities to secure the right of local improvement through the is suance of tionds under proper safe guards, and recommend that fair and favorable consideration he given < ittes of the second class desiring like op portunities of Improvement and local self-government. "Resolved Tnat recognizing the pros perous condition of the cities of Lies Moines. Galveston Pallas and other leading cities of the country now under the commission form of government. we recommend that the legislature pass laws to permit the enterprising cities or Arkansas to adopt a similar form of government a they so desire Resolved. That the encouragement of t a- development of the agricultural, hor , cultural and other allied industries of t ie farm demand that all products of tne farm should oe permitted to lie sold without restriction or law cither In the form of raw material or the manufactur ed product. Resolved Toat we congratulate the agricultural Interest* of Arkansas upon t ie selection of J, H. Alexander, an Ark ansas larmcr. who farms with his hands and not with his mouth, as president of the Arkansas River Improvement Asso ciation; and that We pledge our co-opera tionf or the improvement of the Arkan sas river by locks and dams to the end that lower freight rates may be obtain ed on farm products, coal, and other necessities and that permanent naviga tion be secured; also tnat ... our thanks to Hon. James P. Clarke for Ills loyal and efficient service In Introducing and securing the passage of the hill under which the Arkausas river dredge boats are now being constructed. Resolved. That w - recommend to the general assembly of the state of Ark iiiiKas the passago of a law similar to tup law of Texas, requiring every trunk line railroad operating in Arkansas, to maintain at the capital or the state Its general offices, to the end that a more friendly and intimate relationship be tween the railroads and the people ma* lie established and maintained. Also that we invite and urge all foreign railroads soliciting business in Arkansas to estab lish anti maintain commercial agencies within this state; anti that we express our appreciation and cordial welcome to tile Illinois Central. Southern. Southern Ihoific. Louisville and Nashville. Nor folk and Western. Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company, Louisiana anil Arkansas Chicago anti Alton, anti other roads which have already established such agencies within the state. "Resolved, That we congratulate the farmers of Arkansas upon the marked improvement of live stork and rapid growth of that industry: that wo com mend the spirit of enterprise which has stimulated Little Rock and Pine Bluff to embark in enterprises for the estab- ' lishment «»f packing houses, and that ' pledge our earnest support and co operation for- tiie promotion of a home market for the stock raisers of Arkan sas and the enlistment of capital for packing house enterprises. “Resolved. That this association pledges its support and co-operation to ' the tapline railroads that they may ob tain justice in the operation of their properties, and that their patrons may receive the service to which they arc entitled; and that the Tap Line Railroad Committee of this association be made permanent. "Resolved. That we commend the Na tional Citizen’s League, as represented by the Arkansas branen. under the leadership of F B. T. Hollenberg and O. D. Longstreeth. the obpect of which is to prevent financial panics. "We have given serious and impartial consideration to the resolution offered by the gentlman from Clark county, criticising this association for the pro gram prepared in accordance with the original resolutions as adopted at a meeting of representative citizens of Arkansas held on May 14. in which vital questions and subjects were recommend ed for consideration and adoption. We must recall the fact that the original resolution/* of this associittion have been proclaimed and published for more than sixty days, giving everybody no tice of the objects and purposes of the organization. If the principles as enun ciated in those resolutions were unsafe and unsound, and distasteful to those whose paramount issue is state-wide pro hibition. we submit that they have de layed to an unseasonable hour the time to raise a protest—a time when the ac tive organizations of Arkansas are per fecting plans of co-operation for Arkan sas’ advancement—and when the local rights should be respected. Wherefore we consider said resolution an uncalled for thrust upon the good faith of those who have devoted their energies, time and means to the success and usefulness of the Advancement Association. We further submit that the said resolution is one which engenders discord among the members of this association, where harmony must prevail if the common interests of Arkansas are to be advanc ed Wherefore. w«v your committee, re spectfully recommenu that said resolu tion should not be considered by the Arkansas Advancement Association. ‘ Respectfully submitted, “J. K Scnnlan. Chairman. “F. W. Oberste. .J II. Hand. “Louis Buerkle, “A. W. Kstes. "Committee. “Ceorge R. Brown, secretary commit tee." Officer in Pitched Battle. Fort Smith.—W. S. Sheppard, a de puty sheriff of Harrolton, Crawford county, had a desperate encounter, when tie attempted to arrest a boot legger along the Arkansas river, near Arbuekle island. After placing the man under arrest he prisoner drew a revolver on the officer and fired. The bullet missed Sheppard, but his hands were badly powder burned. Sheppard disarmed his man and was then set upon three others Both sides opened fire with their revolvers. Sheppard escaped injury. He believes that lie shot one of the men. English Mine Explosion. Connisbourgh, England.—The bodies of G9 victims of a series of explosions in the Cadeby colliery have been, brought to the surface. It Is feared that a further search of the mine will increase the death roll to 90. Of the killed, 30 were mine w'orkers, others were men who went in to rescue those entombed. These latter include three government inspectors, William Henry Pickering, chief Inspector of mines, Yorkshire and North .Midland district. Gov. Wilton Welcomes League. Atlantic City, J.—Gov. Wilson talked for half an hour to 500 men on the necessity of working today for results tomorrow and on the evil of individual and national extravagance. The governor’s audience was compos ed of delegates to the national con vention of the United States Buildisg and Loan League, and the address he delivered was one of welcome on he half of New Jersey. TKAGIC DEATH OF MISS HARRIET QUIMBY J THIS Is the only actual photograph of Miss Harriet Qulmby’s monoplane startlirK on Us terrific downward dash, which resulted In the death Of the avlatrix and of W. A. P. Willard. The photograph was taken Just a few seconds before both Willard and Miss Qutrnby fell from the monoplane Into Poston Harbor. WILL GIVE FORMAL NOTICE IN AUGUST Woodrow Wilson Will Be Told of His Nomination as the Democratic Nominee. Western Newspaper Union N'ewi S«rvlc«. Seagirt, X. J.—Governor Woodrow Wilson and Senator-elect Ollie James of Kentucky, who was permanent chairman of the Baltimore conven tion, decided here recently to have the governor formally notified of his nomination on the lawn of New Jer sey’s "little White House’’ here. Mr. James came up from Washington and had a long talk with the nominee, dur ing which he was requested to name as late a date as possible to afford Governor Wilson an opportunity to catch up with his correspondence, now some 10,000 letters and telegrams behind. The speech of notification will be short and the governor’s reply will sound the keynote of the campaign, Mr. James declared. Governor Wilson let it be known that he w’ould deal chiefly with the high cost of living and the tariff, which he regards as the leading is sues, clearly and fully. Until that time, however, he will have little to say In reply to criticisms of the plat form by Theodore Roosevelt or any- ; body else. His speech of acceptance, ■ which he shortly will begin to draft, will be his first public comment, he declared, upon the party platform. Every attempt to induce Governor Wilson to take issue with any critic so far has failed He discussed the high cost of living as an issue, saying he regarded it as the leading issue with the tariff at the heart of it, but declined to comment upon Col. Roosevelt’s utterances. FOUR KILLED IN LABOR WAR Union Men and Strikers Clash in Louisiana With Fatal Results. \V«‘Rt#*rn Nf'wsrpapfi* Union Sewn Service. Lake Charles, En — Four men were killed and four seriously wounded in a pitched battle between union and non-union timber workers and guards employed by a lumber mill at Gra bow, La., a mill town SO miles north of this city. A party of 200 union men from De Ridder under the leadership of A. L. Emerson, president of the Brotherhood of Timber Workers went to Grabow, where a strike is in progress, *o hold a meeting. The proprietor of the mili and his nonunion employes met the crowd and in a wordy row that follow ed some one fired a revolver. This was followed by a perfect fusilade. Sheriff Reid left immediately on a special train for Grabow, accompanied by the e< roner and a detachement of Company K, Louisiana N’ational Guard, will Vdlow as soon as the sol diers can be assembled. The trouble has been brewing for some time and feeling was increased by a recent visit of several Socialists and union speakers to the mill district. Duluth, Minn.—For robbing a thief, John B. I.essard, years old. a rail road man, was sentenced to 9f> days' Imprisonment at hard labor "I saw tho thief hide some revolvers and knives, whieh he had taken from a store at Proctor,” said I>*Fsard in court. ‘‘I took the plunder and when I was arrested the goods were found on me.” EDUCATORS FAVOR SUFFRAGE Meeting Goes on Record as Supporting Important Measures. Western Newspsppr Union News 3 err Ice. t hicago.—Aside from electing as president E. T. Fairchild of Topeka, Kan., after a heated contest, in which Chicago teachers were severely criti cised by New York members, for “be hind-curtain tactics,” the National Education Association, representing more than 15,000 educators, went on record as favoring: ^ omen suffrage—because women teachers realize the responsibility of training youth for citizenship. Promotion of international peace. An investigation of teachers’ sala ries throughout the country with ref erence to the high cost of living. A uniform federal law for marriage and divorce. Promotion of plans for a national university. Extension by congress of plans for training in agriculture, domestic econ omy and other industrial work in va rious institutions. Greater attention in public schools to health of pupils Study rural education, city school administrations, vocational education and hygiene and higher education, in cluding the training of teachers. More attention by teachers to the individual necessities of pupils for a training that will fit them for a defi nite occupation in life. That the school playgrounds pro vide at least one square rod for each pupil. That a greater spirit of altruism be inspired in school work. The association condemn compul sory military training in the schools not especially designated as military schools. Tried to Indict Socialist. I-os Angeles.—During cross-examina tion of Job Harriman, a Socialist lead er national prominence, in the bribery trial of Clarence S. Harrow, it devel oped that an effort had been made by political enemies to indict llarri man for complicity in the dynamit ing of the Ixjs Angeles Times build ing months after the McNamara brothers had confessed and since the Harrow trial began Allens Take Stand. Wythevillo, \'a Both Claude Allen, ! the prisoner, and hi.> father, Flovd Ai der), testified in the former's trial j on the charge of slaying Sheriff Webb j in the HillBville courthouse tragedy. I The defendant denied being a party to [ any conspiracy and claimed he shot i only in defense of his father. Floyd j Allen denied the threats against the life of Common wealth Attorney Fos ter, which it was testified he made. j Sees Trouble With Mexico. Washington.—"Outrages in Mexico ! are becoming so frequent that this country cannot put with them any longer. There wMl he big develop rnens in the Mexican situation in a few days.” This was the prediction of Senator Mark Smith of Arizona at the White House Says Engineer Intoxicated. Corning, N. V. -Engineer William Rchroeder of the lacka wanna express train that crashed into a passenger train, resulting in the death of 40 persons, was too ill to testify at the iuqucst, according to his physicians. His testimony is looked upon as im portant. as it lias been stated on the witness stand that he was intoxicated shortly before he took the train on i's fatal run. CANDIDATES WANT TAFT TO WITHDRAW Office Seekers and Holders Fear Split In Party-Would Ask Roosevelt Also Western N>w«rpaper Union N«wi Servlet. Washington.— \ nation-wide petition to President Taft to withdraw as the Republican presidential candidate is being backed by a large number of Republican officeholders who feel that they face defeat in November unless the breach In the party can be healed. These men include members of con gress. members of the state legisla tures which will elect senators, state and county officeholders and party candidates. If the movement to peti tion Mr. Taft to withdraw succeeds in gaining any volume, it is said these Bamc men in the Interest of party har mony. may ask Col Roosevelt also to withdraw as a prospective candidate for an Independent nomination and permit a compromise selection of some man agreeable to both factions of the party. It is the desire of the pro moters of the scheme that a decision Bhall be reached before August 5, when the Roosevelt faction plans to hold a convention in Chicago. I. AND R. LAWS INVALID Supreme Court Renders Decision Kill ing Local Measures. Wi'strrn Union Now* Ssrvios. I.ittle Hock, Ark.—The supreme court in the opinion on the initiative and referendum cases, handed down by Chief Justice McCulloch and con curred in by the other justices, elimin ates the so-called “joker” in the con stitutional amendment, which permits counties and municipalities to initi ate local laws. There are five cases affected by the decision, as follows. For the removal of the Dallas county seat from For dyce to I’rinceton; removal of the Montgomery county seat from Mount Ida to Wornble; regulating horse rac ing In Carland county; permitting Sunday baseball ip Little Hock, and placing Sebastian county officials on a salary basis. Camorrir.ts Are Convicted. Vitebro, Italy. — The Yarnorrists who have been on trial for nearly two years on the charge of having mur dered Gennaro Guoccolo and his wife in June, 1906, were adjudged guilty In varying degress. The verdict de clares Corado Sortino guilty of both murders; Yieolo Morra, Antonio fer rate and Martiano di Gennaro guilty of the murder of Cuocooolo's wife. En roct Alfano, the alleged loader of tho Camnioritsts, Giovanni Rapi de Marin as and the others are convicted of be ing instigators of the crime. To Start Impeachment Proceedings. Washington. — A sharp difflcutly along political lines has developed in the senate over the proposed im peachment of Judge Itobt. W. Arch bald in the commerce court. Many senators, including influential Repub licans. favor deferring the trial until after the November elections, contend ing that ample time should be given to prepare for the hearing of the itn peachement charges and that many senators are needed at home to look after their nolitica! feucti..