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^ ' ”FEAR GOD. TELL THE TRUTH AMD MAKE MONEY.” |y LAMDVOIGT A VADAiA _ VOL-XI11-_FORREST CITY, ARK. FRIDAY AFTERNOON, SKIT 20. 1912. . No. 2. OFFICIAL COUNT HARDLY AFFECTS EARLY SHOWING Returns Nearly all in---Only 20.090 Votes to Be Heard From---Not Enough to Affect Passage of Measures. ALL ACTS DEFEATED: 4 ' AMENDMENTS CARRY GRANDFATHER CLAUSE LOSES, HOWEVER, BY MAJORITY OF PROBABLY 20,000 OR MORE. 15.000 AGAINST STATEWIDE Official Count Will 3e Com; leted This Week, but as it Progresses Little Change is indicated in Results W* *m. Nftvjrpnper TTniim 'Oxt f Fifth Rock, romplete uta! official returns have been received iroin ail liui i.iiout 15,(00 votes and ile-se arc expected In bv Saturda . Vrt No. 1, known as ill*- Turnei Ja ci agon bill, has the* following vote to <i;Uf For, 50,583, tgainst ti'l.T'F This measure will probably be de feat* I by a majority of more than 20, lino votes when all the returns arc in. I he x r|e on Act Xo. 2, tie* state .vide prohibition measure, stands For. against 82,075 It is conceded most quarters that the majority against the measure will exceed 15,000. v » No. 3, (be propi -**d new elec t on law, has the following xot<*: For, 4x287, against 62,252. it is believed * so that this measure his liecn de feated hy over 15,000 votes Tht vote is closer on Act No 4.| tin- !»-x: book commission bill, but i< is believed the majority against it is ■ a'l* The vote now stands do,112 for: ! against. Complete returns from the remaining counties will, it is assured, augment the ma jority I **ainst the measure. 1 if the amendments. No. IF the t'audfather clause, was defeated by a *-rprisiug majority. The vole noxx stands: For, 4 4.668. against. Final returns will in all probability Increase the majority against the j measure to from 23,000 to 2.5.OOP 4m*-ndmcnt Xo. 12, to exempt cot ton mills from taxation, has apparent F carried. The vote stands: For, 57.344, against, 46,665. With its pres '»i lead or 10,000 votes i: i-. believed hat this amendment will win by 12, majority. Nmendment Xo. 13. tie* sixty-dax* ntegsnre, has carried by an over whelming majority. The vote on this measure stands as follows For. 51. *iva jnst 25.471. The indications | *"e that on final and complete re iurns this amendment will have a ma - ority of To.ooo. C finlnv'iit No. I t. tile recall, lias '-'.v, votes for and .',0.271 against i! 11 s : on- iliiieii lu\s proLabh t arried !l> 12.' On inajoritv. Atnemlt.a tit No. 17. t*»<- • uni amend incni a safe lemf, .uni probably "ins 1 majority or front tNl.oOO to ' ‘ vote now stands For, . uiimt IS,!) 12. I* 1 <■ limated that tti • total vote T a-' . "0 or more. lbs m- have boon slowly coniine 1,1 ''V'! nice the election. The Iona | ballot lias caused much confusion to 'ou-rs and many maintain tliai the 'oti «,n itie various acts and atnetid nienm is no certain indication of th' sentiment of the voters because the I inort Intelligent voter was liabale to 'uulilati hjs lip.Dot or vote contrary hi his sentiments. Many instances *" 'bed, particularly as o the vote • Kali, t statewide and for license In manv counties and precincts the vote for licence exceeded the vote against *tat*.-wide prohibition. Calhoun coun gave ,a majority for license and a ho for state-wide prohibition. Now that the people have done 'heir part it will be the turn of the f,ourts. Between now and the next general election the court mills of ' m state will probably grind on the *C,M and amendments that have been |n<°rpcrated as a part of the state's **• H is practically certain tliat °f He amendments adepted will *** referred to the courts for an inter "rotation of the initiative and refer machinery. ’‘'Idle it ig not eXpPt.ted that STiy Cl* *iU IS**, the formality of ileclar ,ht,n' ** par! „r the law would be simple, t o* returns must be can 'asset! Officially by the state board nr * (< *°11 <oin!iijb.>ioni*r«, compoi^ <>, ..i governor, attorney general and letary of stale. Then the gov ernor issues a proclamation stating that 'liesf acts have been adopted bv the people and are laws of the state. I hose amendments will noi be in ' (|i IHirated in the constitution until the legislature convenes. The legisla itire when it convenes in joint ses sion In deb-are the result of the elec 'uin, will declare the votes on the amendments also, and they will he of ficially adopted. Attorney (.tenoral Norwood, who circulated the petition tor the cu day session amendment, fays this will save the slat** $200,000 biennially, it will lie adopted liy the incoming legislature and will apply ro its session. Vttorney ch-nera! Norwood declares that he is not sure at present whether the amendments must have a majority "t the highest vote cast for any ,'.tat“ oilicc. as he has not made a com pote investigation. Same lawyers bold that the amendments will require 11- .iority of the highest vote cast for • m> state office, while others, in cluding .Mayor ( has. K. Taylor, who l as con ulted several attorneys, says (hat only a majority of the votes cast mi that particular measure is required. Vttorney Oeneral Norwood stiil holds to iiis oringinal opinion, how ever, that Amendments Nos. 14 and i-i had no place on the ballot, and are no' legally adopted, and says this will probably be tested in the courts I y someone interested. Mr. Norwood says that the constitution specifies that only three amendments may he submitted at any general election, which in this case would bar all ex < epi No. II, 12 and IT Need Simple Counting Plan. The first election under the initin live and referendum has brought forth mum complaints about the time re quired to canvass the returns, and many political economists have been laboring upon patents to improve the present inode of counting the vote. Some of these probably will be sub mitted to the next legislalure, and some better system may be adopted The long time required to count the ballots causes greater work and ex pense to newspapers and worry to the people who at • particularly interested in the measures. It is also said to give opportunity for fraud. Charges of fraud were niad< last week on some oi the measures in which the people were interested, hut no proof was shown. Prohibitionsists Lose Ground. The light over the prohibition meas ure was perhaps the most interesting. The result in many counties was a surprise. Not only did the state w id its lose on Act No. 2. but 21 counties rhat are now dry" voted wet" while only one "wet" county voted "dry." The one county formerly wet" and voting "dry" is Cross. It was thought Lee county had voted "drv" hut later returns Indicate that this county will remain in the •'wet" column. Dry counties voting for license this year are ■ Arkansas, Bradley, Carroll, Cle burne, Crittendon, Calhoun, Madison, Newton, Searcy. Stone, Hot Spring. Jackson. Poinsett, Monroe, Woodruff, Lonoke, Polk, Sevier. Miller, Ouachita, Perry and possibly Veil. This will make :t:! cr 24 "wet" counties instead of 12 as til present, although special acts will keep saloons out of Hot Spring and Ouachita counties, and pos ; sibly four others, and the net result ; will probabl) be 1", "dry' counties ud ' ued to the wet" column. HOWARD COUNTY. Nashville. Following are tbe offI i ial returns of the election in Howard I county: Robinson 1,137. Roland 411, Mikel 134: for Act No. 1 704. against 1,002: for Act No. 2 80s, agains 1,030. for Act No. I! 097, against 1,031; for Ait No. 4 1.034. against 820; for Amendment No. !l 383, against !,140, FAULKNER COUNTY. Con. ay. Complete returns from Faulkner county give state wide pro hibition a majoritj of 772. Amend ments Nos. 12, 1.'!. 14 and 13 also win Aets Nos 1, 2. 4 and Amendment No. 11 lose. The complete returns give: Governor, Robinson 1,804, Roland 787. Mikel 200. BOONE COUNTY. i Harrison—Full official vote gives: I Governor. Robinson 1.227, Roland I ".72; for Act No. I 781, against 677; ! for Act No. 2 1against 724; lor Act No. 2 72'.', against f>!'2; for Act No 4 70.7, against 761: for Amendment No. 12 1,203, against 281; for Amend i ment No. 14 866. against 491; for ' Amendment No. 17 1*72. against t26: I for Amendment No. 1 1 626, against i .710; for Amendment No. 12 722, ! against 774; for license 686, against 1 license 1,079. Total vote cast in county 2,161. Oix Will Not Withdraw. Albany. N. Y. -That he had no pro=* cut inteution of withdrawing as a candidate ior renoininatiou has been made plain by Governor Di* COMPLETE RETURNS MISSISSIPPI COUNTY. Osceola. Mississippi county s of ficial vote: Robinson 991, Roland 261, Mikel 112. for Act No. 1 721. against 40::• for Act No. 2 127. against 723 tor Act No. 3 591, against 42S; for A« t No. f 673. against 3X9. lor Amend ment No. II .740, against 426: for Amendment No. 12 631, against 297, for Amendment No. 13 670. against 310: for Amendment No. 14 569, against 3S0; for Amendment No. I > ii6. against 185. Total vote of county I :!96 I'o’inty dry majority, 106. All Hetnocratic candidates were elected. RANDOLPH COUNTY. Pocahontas. Official returns for Randolph county give: (lovernor. Rob inson l,6i:;, Roland 351, Mikel 129: for \ct No. 1 429, against 1,131; for Act No 2 606, against 1,096; for Act No. 3390, against 1.090; for Act No. 4 »-7, against 1,255; for Amendment No. 15 1.2X9, against 342; for Amend ment No. I I 745, against 773: for \meudment No. 15 845, against 591; for Amendment No. 11 415, against ''95. for Amendment No. 12 548, against 792: for license 933. against license 1.140. ASHLEY COUNTY Hamburg.—The official returns from Ashley county, as declared by the election commissioners show the fol lowing vote: Robinson 1,130, Roland 7X7, Mikel 108: for Act No. I 811 against 1,060; for Act No. 2 883, against 1,086; for Act No. 3 1,150, against 562; for Act No. 4 1,281. against 506; tor Amendment No. 11 733, against 1,028; for Amendment • o. 12 1,276, against 419: for Amend ment No. 15 1,563. against 250; for Amendment No. 14 1,058. against 532; for Amendment No. 15 1,333, against 422; for license 847. against license 1,119. SEARCY COUNTY. Marshall.—Official returns from all the townships in Searcy county give; Governor, Robinson 844, Roland 1,020; for Act No. 1 655, against 431: for Act No. 2 527, against 70S; for Act No. 3 714,‘against 37::; tor Act No. 4 654, against 4*14; for Amendment No. IS 808, against 24S; tor Amendment \o. 14 622, against 3S); for Amend ment No. 15 542, against 383; for Amendment No. II 306. against 143 for Amendment No. 12 276, against 4 47 ; for road tax 1,247. against road tax 1,681; for liquor license 1,305, against liquor license 758: for sale of native wine 1,367, against sale of na five wine 604. FRANKLIN COUNTY Ozark - The election commissioners of this county met and canvassed the election returns for this county The official vote gives: Robinson 1,617, Roland 586, Mikel 231; for Act No. 1 775. against 1,198; for Act No. 2 4,293, against 1,008; for Act No. 3 983, against 899; for Act No. 4 975. against 1,029; for Amendment No. 13 1,665, against 358; for Amendment No. 14 1,12 4, against 636; for Amend ment No. 15 967, against 896; for Amendment No. 11 881, against 980; for Amendment No. 12 1.219. against 627, for license 858, against license 1,446. LAFAYETTE COUNTY. Lewisville.- Official returns from Lafayette county give; Governor. Rob inson 658, Roland 499; for Act No. 1 584. against 553; for Act No 2 490, against 699. for Act No. 3 442, against 639; for Act No. 4 470, against 649: for Amendment No. 13 786, againsi 567; for Amendment No. II 606, against 505; for Amendment No. 15 695, against 581; for Amendment No. 11 357, against 712; for Amendment No. 12 458. against 551. majority of 23 4 against license; majority of 85 for sale of native wine. CARROLL COUNTY. Uerryville The total vote in Car roll county follows: Robinson 2,70*1. Roland 1.416, Mikel 697; for Act No. 1 855, against 817; for Act No. 2 836, against 1,206; for Act No. 3 847, against 665; for Act No. 4 811, against .852; for Amendment No. 11 485,agains: 697; for Amendment No. 12 513, against 586: for Amendment No. 13 1,209, against 471; for Amendment No. It 794, against 803; for Amendment No. 15 995, against 654. for liquor li cense 1,053, against liquor lie use 1, 076. WOODRUFF COUNTY. Augusta. -The following is the of ficial vote from Woodruff county on the acts submitted to the voters under the initiative and referendum: For Act No. 1 655, against 1.276: for Act No. 2 619, against 1,354: for Act No. 3 610, against 1,198; for Act No. 4 1,076, against 815; for Amendment No. 11 602, against 1.278; for Amendment No. 12 1,280, against 513; for Vmend meat No 13 1.508, against 371; for Amendment No. 14 l,15->, against ,36. lor Amendment No. 15 1,144, against 670, for license 923. against 975. SENATOR MONEY DEAD H. D. MONEY. Diloxi, Miss.- Koriner i'nited Slates Senator 1). Money of Mississippi died at his home near here. He was it years old. The body was taken to Cariolton. Miss., his former home where burial was made. CLAIM AMERICANS AIDED Revolutionists Claim Financiers Made Big Loans to Madero. \ew Orleans. Juan I*. Didapp. dip lomatic adviser of the Mexican revo j lution, declared here just before leav ing for Mexico, that \mericans, in- > eluding Charles P. Tail, brother of ; President Taft; Henry Clay Pierce, president of the Waters-Picrce Oil Company, and representatives of the Harriman interests, had furnished money to President Madero of Mexico to finance his revolution against Diaz. lie said that $r.,00u,000 had been ad vanced and that the loan had been re paid with a $20,0(tu,()00 premium, j Mr. Didapp reaffirmed the repot" ! that Washington had sent an uitima | turn to Madero that the revolution j must he put down within 20 days. He declared that the revolution would not be stopped, "even it I have to head it myself." lie added tiiat a new junta would be formed to replace the one which lias been broken up through the ar test of its members by United State's ; olficers. Object to “Window" Envelopes. Memphis. — “Window’' envelopes were condemned as derimental to those handling them and as working against the quick disposition of the mails, in resolutions adopted by th» National Association of Supervisory Postoffice Kmployes The reflection from the transparencies through which the address is shown, it is contended, is injurious to the eyesight and an order ruling this class of coverings from the mails is urged. Miners Fire on Deputy Sheriffs. Bingham, I'tah.—Bullets greeted ] deputy sheriffs who attempted to ! draw the tires under boilers at the 1 big copper mines here. From behind I breastworks they had thrown up : striking miners, who quit work he j cause the I'tah Popper Pompatiy and I several other concerns refused them ati increase in wages, fired upon the | officers and drove them from if ! mine works. None were injured McCombs Will Resume Duties. New York.— William K. McCombs, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, who has been ill for two months, has practically recovered. His return to the active leadership wil’ be marked by a dinner, September L’s, at which C.overnor Woodrow Wil i son and 2,000 other Democrats, arc i expected to be present, under tin auspices of the Woodrow Wilson Col I lego Men's Deague. Policeman Took Bribe, Is Dismissed Chicago, 111.—Patrolman Fred K. j Brandt, a member of the police | partinent since l!»07, for taking a bribe of 50 cents, was stripped of his ! star and termed a disgrace to the po lice force by Assistant Chief of Po lice Herman F. Schuettler. Brandt admitted that he took 5o cents from a peddler, after arresting him foi | crying his wares and then allowed ■ him to go free. General Nogi Is Buried. Tokio. -The double funeral of Hem | eral Count Maresuke Nogi, suprenm ; military counsellor of Japan, and Iiis vife, the Countess Nogi. was held at in the pres j ‘ ence of enormous crowds. The pal! aitrs w« re cho.en from the higiies ank of tlie Japanese army and navy file regimen, of infantry acted as a guard ol honor. Washington. N'o request for <*xtr.< t it ion of t’ol. Faseual Orozco Sr. o any of the other Mexican Insnrrcct . antured h\ the state depart men! which is the only agency authorize ’ to act in extradition cases, STATE CAPITOL NEWS AND NOTES Public Utilities Corporations Get Big Increase in Their Assessments. QUARTER MILLION INCREASE Only One Large Company Show* Any Decrease, Caused by Discon tinuance* of 3ervice. Wruifrn Surrpap.'r Union N»w« flerrlf*. Little Kook -The tax commission in its report has increased the assess ments of many public utilities in Arkansas for the year 1912. These in ,creases amount to more titan a guar ter of a million of dollars. The assessments for these corpora tions in 1911 was $2,594,747, against tin assessment this year of $2,870,272, or an increase of $275,525. The largest individual increases were in the as sessment of the Postal Telegraph Com pany, the Wells Fargo Express Com pany, and the Arkansas Pipe Lines Company. The assessments of the Wells-Fargo Express Company was $659,304 in 1912, against $16,237 in 1911. This large increase, however, was due to the tact that the Wells-Fargo Com pany has taken over the business for merly handled by the Pacific Ex press Company, that corporation hav ing discontinued all business in Ark ansas. The comblued assessments of tlie both the Wells-Fargo and the Pacific for 1911 was $489,S99. while the assessment of the Wells Fargo alone for 1912, representing the com bined business of the two companies, was $659,204, or an increase ot' $169, <05. The assessment of the Postal Tele graph Company for 1912 was $77,996, against $32,130 in 1911. The Hock island, Arkansas and Louisiana Tele graph Company for 1912 was $32,130, against $32,080 in 19! 1. The Western Union assessment for 1912 was $876, '63 in 1912, against $843,688 in 1911. The assessment of the Southern Kx prot-s Company in 1912 was $12,812, against $12,870 in 1911. The United Slates Kxpress Company was assess ed $217,772 In 1912, against $213,425 in 1911. The Pullman Car Company was the only large company having any ma terial decrease in the assessment for this year, the decrease being due to the fact that the company has taken its sleeping oars off of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad. In 1912 the Pullman assessment was $564,743 against the assessment of $631,893 In 1911, a decrease of $67,150. The Arkansas Pipe Lines Company was assessed $285,450 in 1912, against tin; assessment of $150,580 in 1911. The Arkansas Natural Gas Company was assessed $851,661 in 1912, against $908,795 in 1911. The Prairie Oil and Gas Company assessed in 1912, $260, 14!, against the assessment in 1911 of $247,287. The Caddo Oil and Gas Com pany $32,100 in 1912, against $32,100 In 1911. Of the delinquent railroads, which were recently notified of their delin quency, only two havo filed their re turns and been assessed. The Mem phis, Dallas and (iulf was assessed $438,100 in 1912, against $391,466 in 1911; and the Prescott Northwestern was assessed $174,613 in 1912, against $173,750 in 1911. Little Rock—E. O. Johnson has been appointed treasurer of Desha county, to succeed his father, J. S. Johnson, who died September 8. WILL BE NO MORE SALOONS Judge Asher, of Pulaski County, Makes Announcement of His Intentions. Little Rock.—Notwithstanding all the wards In Little Rock and Argenta and most of the townships In the •ounty returned majorities in favor of license in the recent election, there Is no possibility of any saloon being established in any of the hitherto dry wards and townships. “There need be no fear,” said Judge Asher, "that I will grant any saloon permits in the residence wards, in Pulaski Heights or in any of the townships. I am satisfied that many nersons In the dry wards and town hips voted for license because of heir opposition to state wide proht ition and because tin y ar<> willing to ermit ft limi'td number of saloons to e operated in Little Rcefi under op‘*r police protection. In granting enscs for next year none will be > wcd to any pi son v.ho wants to ndnrt a saloon in territory where its -esenre is not wanted, and 1 shall be as judge in tfcat matter." ( WOULD LESSEN SHORTAGE ■ _ _ Railroad Commission issues BuNtim Warning Shippers of Ns*«f "'*l"H i>*|e-r I »>«• Scat sartlas l.ltlle Rock. With a vt»w nf In* .soiling the impending < ir -lioftaK* n»* ranch as |,o«ath|(» t»*.. \rkar.aiM Itat! read Commission tin* issued a < tvcM lar to In- distributed among the ship tiers and Importer* catling alt eat low to tiov. they no aid In avoiding tb* congestion as inu-h ns possible The ned of cars is already beginning to be felt in tii« southwest and tf no steps lire taken the state will suffer great, loss from lack of tr;uisp<vrt»tton The circular aays: "Requests for cars should be made to the railway agent in writlm. "laiud cars as promptly a* pons ble and to the full rapacity of • ar* ordered. “Do not take advantage 01 the full free time allowed for loading and give tile railway company Lnmicdt ate notice when cars are ready for re lease. "Do not place orders for more cars than absolutely required for loading "Consignee should unload cars as promptly as possible and not take advantage of all Iren time allowed for unloading. “Shippers should give disposition of all cars as quickly as possible «f ter arrival at destination. “Do not uhp cars for storage where it. can he avoided. “If the above suggestions are car ried out the commission feels that something will have ben accomplished toward reducing the number of com plaints as to shortage of equipment, which always comes with the fall months and will contribute to and greatly assist in making shipping con ditions more satisfactory through out the state during times when then* is usually a freight congestion and shortage of cars. PENITENTIARY BOARD MEETS i Will Burn Gas in Future—Information Wanted Regarding Convicts Death. | Vt«t»rn N<‘WNi,»i>»r t’uion Kti« Sarvlos. I.lttle Rock. — The penitentiary hoard which met here last week has decided to burn gas at the peniten tiary for all power and heating pur poses. The hoard authorized Attor ney General Norwood to draw up tl^e contracts for new fuel. The board passed a resolution* in which if. requests further informa tion in regard to the recent death of the convict Edwards who died at a convict camp at Malvern and whom some claim was mistreated. This in lormatlon is asked to be presented to the board in sworn statements. The resolution follows: Whereas, Acting Gov. W. C. Rodg ers and Secretary of State Earle W. Hodges, as a committee representing the board, have previously investigat ed the case of Gee Edwards and the Tinsley camp, and their report has been filed and approved, and, "Whereas, it appears from the news papers of Malvern that thero ts dis satisfaction: therefore be it * “Resolved. That the board earnestly request that any person knowing of anything in connection with this af fair that should be further investigat ed by the board, make complaint in writing, specifically setting out the charges that they desire investigated, and that such complaints be accom panied by sworn statement* of the truth of the allegations.’’ Little Rock—The regular monthly report for August, prepared by the department of public works, is as fol I lows: Building permits inside the tiro limits, 12; valuation, $33,695. | Building permits outside fire limits. 65; valuation, $79,899. Total, 77 per mits; valuation. $113,594. Sidewalks, 37 permits for 4,585 linear foot, valued at $2,751. School Attendance Good. Little Rock.—According to the re port of Superintendent of Public In struction George H. Cook the aver age daily attendance in the Arkansas public schools for the year ending June 30, 1912, was 261,747 pupils. This is indeed a favorable showing and !* a result of the enthusiasm of enter prising teachers. The figures aa com piled by the members of the state de partment of educaiion on the average daily attendance are as follows: White—Male, 96,914; female, 96.793; total, 193.707. Negroes—Male, 32,400; female, 35,640; total, 68.040. Aggre gate attendance, 261,747. Vteits by directors, 22,968. New Party to Make Campaign. Little Itock.—According to the plana of the local Progressive headquar 1 ters to make things "lively" after I the general election In this state, the 1 Bull Moosers are now arranging a 1 strenuous itinerary for the champions of their cause to cover Arkansas, and say they are confident that their ef i forts will be rewarded by the election i of at least two electors.