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ESTABLISHED 1871. ~ ^ _ ==^=——■ ■ —==.-^-^ ^=====^======-_ ,,, ,, ... = , -- --.—-• ••. .. -“FEAR r,OD. TELL THE TRUTH AND MAKE MONEY.” g? LAND VOIGT & VADAKDL VO! YIII v^rrrr-r— - . --- _ _ggRREST (TTY. AUK. FRIDAY AFTERNOON, Q( T II. 1!)12. ' No. Business Agent of Structural iron Workers Changes Former Plea. (J rbrella Used to Protect Explosives and Left Behind Led Officers to Clark. tV->irrn Newspaper I ni .n News Frrrtt-e. lndir.napoliE. Ind. Inlward * ink o: i inrinnati pleaded guilty to the gov ernment's charges in the dynamite conspiracy. A. soon as court opened, District Attorney Mill* r address'd Federal ' ith:. Anderson. !; it pleases the tourt, the defend uat Clark of Cincinnati, wishes to change his plea front ‘not guilty' to ■guilty.’ ” Clark then stepped forward. Do you plead guilty?" asked Judge Anderson. I pit tij guilty said Clark. The prisoner then was separat 'd from the otlter 4-j deft mlants and tak • .1 to jail to wait the imposing of his • nt ■*. Clark pleaded guilty to all '! i- chart’s five counts of conspiracy ti 11: ty t omits of being a print ipal to 'tie a tual '.llegti 1 interstme shipment . ' (!: iiutnHo and nitroglycerin. i im k was business age-it and prpsi (i* m i f local union No. 1 ! of the In ottal A. sot .itiou of i! .dr and Structural Iron Workers from fa *to .July. inn. His a A ities in promo', ing explosions, Mr. Miller r,s sc!"* d. were carried on through letter! "riu-. n by Frank M. Ryan, p: sident ol i t- union, and the McNamaras. An ivory handl'd umbrella, bearing >1 in it ink "K. C." found in tlic* wreck of a dynamited bridge :.t Dayton, OHio. Mr. .Miller said, led to the dis closure that (lark actually ha i caused tin explosion, having used the umbrel la to protect the dynamite and then b a* ing it behind. SAYS PANAMA THREATENED Attorney Accuses Alleged Dynamiters of Plotting Destruction. Western Newspaper ttniin NPwi Seratra. Indianapolis. Pages from the ca reers of the McNamaras and Ortie E. Mi Manigal, as leaders of "the 'lying > .adron of dynamiters," with conver sations in which they were said to have plotted to send Mc.Manigal to i .atna to Mow up the ioCks of the Panama canal, were read by District Mtoriiey Charles \Y. Miller before the jury a; the trial of the accused "dy namite conspirators." i :.e incident in reference to Pana ma. Mr. Miller said, occurred just h'1! re the arrest of the Dos Angeles '■ :.amiter.-, when hey were t . coming 1 rate in their efforts to obtain *'■!': ives v. itliout betraying their identities. ' John J. called James P> McNama ra, l. s brother, and McManigal to the ■'d'luarlers of the international As .itit n of liridge and Structural Iron Workers," said Mr. Miller. "John J. t;-id u) Mc.Manigal: "We can’t g i • ' > more dynamite around here with out st••tiling it. Now, you go to Paua ti i and see what you can do down The McCIintot Marshall t on • "•lu tioti Company has a lo of dyna stored down there. You could ' •:s11 y get hold of it and blow up the That would make 'em sit up •" d take notice and take their minds the Dos Angeles affair. Eudora Marshal Is Killed. Eudora, Ark.—Marshal K. A. Wil liams of Eudora was shot and killed h> a negro, whose name is not known. About 2 o'clock in the morning the marshal heard the sounds of shots •mar the tracks of the Memphis. llele na and Louisiana railroad, and went to investigate. He found a negro woman l.'big wounded, while near by stood a I1('gro man with his pistol drawn, ap parently ready to fire another shot. 1 In- marshal called to the negro to throw up his hands. Instead, the black LimI two shots. Both struck Marshal A tlliams, who died a few minutes later. Promoters Are Arrested. Minneapolis, Minn.—With bail fixed 31 ? i.Ooo for the first and $2.r>00 each tor the two other. John M Wiley, Fr d Ueckley and A. L. Beall, indicted by a federal grand jury cn a charge of using the mails to defraud, are in jail. M! appeared before Federal Judge • age Morris and entered pleas of not entity, their cases being continued until ihe April term of court, which opens on the flr^\ Tuesday of April, 1»13. ROOSEVELT MAKtS DENIAL D; tile's Administration and Himaeit Before Senate Committee. \ Union K«wi S*rV1e«. Washington. Theodore Roosevelt, tin seven vears president or the Unit ed States, and candidate for re-elec ' mn on the Progressive ticket, occu .. :| "iui-ss chair for three ana a nail hours before a senate Investigate 111 ~ committee, defending his adminis tration, hintseif and his campaign as •■oeiutt... against what lie termed "in famous charges" and hearsay evi dence." aRP'iireit in foe the jumtnittee a' hi.- own reques, to answer asser "ll!Li made in August by .John I). Arch ’ tiiat the Standard oil Company >md giv. n $100,000 to the Republican < ampaign Mind in loot, under the im pression that President Roosevelt knew ol and approved acceptance of the contribution. Not only did Roosevelt deny ibis, i ut he put mto the formal records of I'm committee, a sweeping denial that ae Imd ever solicited funds from any ::: while prisidenf; th.’f any money Imd t een received by the pun Cam I ‘ti-tt committee, with an express or im) !i. d promise of favors form the • si ve : had been us. d in pto-l or IPOS cam paigns: or that money had ever been improperiy used in his behalf, so far as he knew. in reference to the Harriman fund * $-40,000, raised in 1904, Colonel i.oo... wit dec Jar. d th“ testimony of ■!. I Morgan, (ieorge R. Sheldon and oth 1 rs hr.d fully corroborat. d his earlier assertions that this fund was raised • \! res sly for the New York state cam r.iign, and had no’ been solicited by him. for his own support, in tin* fight tor the Republican nomination that year. I luro was not one word spoken by Mr. ilurriman or by me, having any 1 “tert-me to any collection of funds lot" th( - national campaign," he said tefdiing to his interview with Mr. Ilurriman in October. "On the rary, the request was from Mr. Harriman that inasmuch as we had ample lunds for the national cam paign, and as the national campaign was saft . we could help him out in the j state campaign.'' FOUR HOLD UP TRAIN Masked Men Rob Express and Mail Cars Near Poteau. Western Nf'wpap‘T Union Nfws Service. Fort Smith Four masked men held up the Kansas City Southern north bound pasenger train No. -t. three and a half miles north of Poteau, Ok la., ransacked the mail, blew two express sales in the express car and escaped into the wood-covered hills that stretch for several miles on all sides of the scene of the robbery. The passengers wi re not molested. The men boarded the train as it stepped at a crossing a short time be lore the hold-up. Crawling on iheir hands and knees over the tender two of them covered the engineer and fire man, while iho other two robbed the mail and express cars. The men blew the express safes with nitroglycerin. Entering Hie mail ear they demanded all tin* “through mail. Retusing to accept the clerks' | word that there was none, they ran Bucked tlie pouches, securing not more than 12 registered let.era that believ ed to contain little of value. Rebels Defeat Rurales. Mexico City.—A band of rebels de | (gated 200 rurales in northern Zacu tecas. near .lerez, killing 22 and cap Hiring 14. according to advices receiv ed here, official confirmation of the fight is lacking, however. Falls 50 Feet and Is Killed. Hanover, Herman. -Another German airman. August Birkmeir, was killed. He was flying around the aeredonv in his monoplane, when in making a curve, one of the wings tipped too far and caused the machine to crash to the ground from a height of 50 feet Testimony Damaging to Engineer. Wes;pert. Conn.- Testimony tending ! to show that Kngineer George L. Clark 1 of the Springfield Express, which was I wrecked h. rc, ignored signals set ; against him and took the cross-over switch at a high rate of speed, was given at an inquest into the death of seven victims of the wreck. Avitator Falls 2,200 Feet. Washington.— Falling in an ae.o i plane from more than 2.-00 feet in tlu air. and escaping with only a few I scratches, was the remarkable er.pcri ! cnee of William Kabitske. a profes | sional aviator for the Wright < ompan> , at the army aviation school at College [Bark, yid Kabitzke was attempting tc complete a two hours' engine endur j itnC). res . and had flown 34 mini tes when the engine suddenly stopped .ini the aerol lane started a rapid descent The aeroplane was demolished STATE CAPITOL NEWS AND NOTES Attorney General Says Majority of Legislators Are Satisfied With Amendment 13. LIST FOR COMPARISON Rhode Island Pays Only $1 Per Day With no Time Limit on Session. " ‘‘ *rn Newspaper I'nion New* SerGc*. I-it'b' Rock. Attorney General li. L Norwood recently sent out a let ter to members of the next General Assembly, calling attention to the adoption of the tin-day session amend ment. and advising them how their constiuent8 may procei d to obtain local legislation without recourse to the legislature .Most of the legisla tors replied, expressing their appprov al of the amendment, but some declar ed that tlu days is not sufficient length of time. In looking over tlte time and per diem ot tile legislature in other states, .Mr. Norwood foum u the legisla tures oi most states are required to transact their business in CO days or less, and the pay is generally less. I' ' w of these slates have the initiative and referendum. "With but few exceptions the mem bers are of the opinion that the Gen eral Assembly can transact ail the business within the Co days," said Mr. Norwood, “and they think that tlie recently adopted amendment lim iting the session will save the state a large sum of money beiennially and that the legislation in general will he mor< satisfactory. A very small per cent of the members do not think the < 0 days is a sufficient length of time, a smaller per cent think that the per diem is too small in view of the limi tation as to time. "It is my opinion that the members who compose the General Assembly of Arkansas are just as capable as the members of general assemblies of the other stales, and can transact as much business in the same length of timp and for at least the average compensa tion paid by other states, and for this reason I oouid not agree that the com pensation is too small or the time too limited as fixed by Amendment No. Mr Norwood then gave a summary of the constitutional provisions of a number of other states affecting the time limit of legislative sessions and the per diem of members, as follows: "in Alabama the members of the General Assembly receive $4 per day and the session is limited to days. "in Florida the sessions are GO days, w ith a per diem of $0 per day. • K • attic by, North Dakota and South Dakota. GO days, at $.T per day. ‘‘Wyoming, in days, at per day ‘ Delaware $5 for the first fit da's and no compensation if they remain longer in session. In the above states the sessions rannot he extended. "California, S1' for the fitst GO days. ‘ .Missouri $5 per day for the first TO days and $! after that. "Nebraska J5 per day for Go days at one sitting and shall not receive pay for more than 100 days during the two years’ time. ‘‘Michigan, for every day actual ly in attendance or absent on account of sickness for the first -10 days and nothing thereafter. ‘‘Oklahoma, $0 for GO days and J2 thereafter “New Jersey, $:! per day for the first 40 days and $1.50 after that. 1 North Carolina, $t per day for the first do days, nothing thereafter. "Oregon, $5 per day. but the pay ■diall not exceed in the aggregate $l2i> each for anv one session. I ennessee, }| per day for the first 75 days. "Texas, not exceeding $5 for the first 60 days and not exceeding $2 thereafter. "New Hampshire, all members seas onably attending nnd not departing without license, receive $20p for the term. "Idaho, $5 per day. but Hie amount in the aggregate shall not exceed $500. "Rhode Island. $1 per day, no time limit. "Kansas, $5 per day, but in the ag gregate tlie amount shall not exceed $150. "Connecticut, $:;0II per term. "A careful comparison ot' the pro visions of Amendment No. 15. with similar constitutional provisions i ! other states, will show that tin' tine limit as fixed by our amendment is about the average and the per diem is above the average. Those other state-' appear to bo get ing along very well and what could lie done anywhere else could be done in Arkansas.” “ARKANSAS ON WHEELS" Schedule and Route Advertising Train Will Take. Wfstf-rri XewKpain r Union Xpws ScttIo*. Little Hock. The proposed schedule and route ot the third Arkansas on Wheels" special advertising train has been published, but will he subject to change should occasion demand it. Ac cording to the schedule the train will leave Little Hock at 10 o'clock, Octo ber 71, and arrive at Little Hock again at 7 o'clock Monday morning, .'Novem ber 4. The train will go by way of Mem phis through Tennessee. Kentucky, In diana. Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. The route as selected will go by the following cities in the order named: Memphis, Covington and Dy ersburg, Tennessee; Mayfield and Pa ducah, Kentucky; Evansville and Vin cennes, Illinois; Hannibal, Moberiy and Kansas City, Missouri; Fort Scott and Parsons, Kansas; Vinita, Wagon er and Muskogee, Oklahoma. The trip will require ten days and the route as selected will pass through territory where the people art' greatly interested hi Arkansas products. Corporations to Enter. Kittle Rook. — Earle \V. Hodges, see rotary of state, received a franchise fee of $801, which is one of the largest fees for incorporation paid during his term of office. The cheek came from the Southwestern Gas Ac Electric Coin pany, a group of Chicago financiers incorporated in Wilmington, Del. This corporation has assets of $4,416,000, with liabilities of $15,000. It was stated that no capital is now employed in Arkansas, but inasmuch as the com pany experts to invest one seven h of its capital stock, or $785,714 in Arkan sas, the fee was paid for this amount, and W. J. Wood Jr. of Texarkana is named as agent. The articles of in corporation state that the company proposes to produce and sell artificial gas and mine, prospect and sell pe troleum. It will also furnish light and power for maufacturing plants and municipalities and deal in gas ap pliances. Capitol to Burn Cas. Kittle Rock.- The new capitol will be heated with gas this year. Work men are engaged in excavating for a main to ihe boiler on the west side of the building, and gas already has been connected with the pipes that lead to the gas logs in the building. The Capitol Commission found that it would be cheaper to use natural gas in the furnace, and so ordered the pipes laid for this purpose. GOOD ROADS MEETING Macadamized Pike Between Little Rock and Pine Bluff to Be Built. T nion Little Roc k. The good voids move ment in Arkansas received further impetus when it a meeting lx ween County Judges Joe Asher of Pulaski and C. M. Phllpot of Jefferson coun ties. held at a barbecue and good road conference on John P. lister’s plantation in Kaglc township in the extreme eastern part oi Pulaski coun ty, it was decided to ’ it the move ment for a macadamized road between Little 'Jock and Pine Bluff, a distance of approximately til miles. The decision came as a result of a conference between the two judges and Judge A. J. Walls cf l.cnoke coun ty, all three of whom previously had arranged to meet" at the barbecue. The fact that l.cnoke county is not cne of the four Arkansas counties 'hat teok advantage of the county highway engineer law. and that Pulas ki and Jefferson counties did do bo, prevented Judge Walls from taxing as active a part as he would have liked, but. he promised all aid in his power to help in the work. Arkansas Bonds Popular. Little Rock.—The bond dealers and attorneys for bond companies in all parts of the United States have been writing to Earle W. Hodges, secre tary cf state, the last f< w weeks ask ing about the fate of the bond amend ment submitted at the last general election. They vei ni to favor invest ment in bonds n this state, and the mest of them stated that they uer • ; rxious to purchase Arkansas bonds under the proposed amendment. Lumber Man Under Arrest. Little Roc! Chief Deputy Sheriff •1. J. Hawkins returned from s>'. Louis with \V. 1!. Archer, who was indicted by the Pulaski county gran 1 jury on (barges of passing worthless checks amounting to several hundred dollars. Archer was formerly manager of the .Malvern Lumber Company mi is ,-eii connected in *t Ixtui ai d Jlc: il *. ilt, was placed in Jail in d.fault of bail NORWOOD QUIETS Makes Statement Saying Act Passed at Last Election ■s Constitutional. LEGISLATURE MUST APPROVE All Laws Have Been Complied With in the Printing of the Amendments. Wi-Mcrn XewrDiper I’nion Nrwi Scrvl.-«. Little Hock. Attorney General Nor* ! wood issued ;t lengthy statement rela tive to the reported unconstitutional tty of the amendment limiting legisla tive sessions to fit) or 7b days. He savs: i ! “The law provides that the returns upon amendments shall he opened ai d ; counted in the presence of the general i assembly in joint convention assein | hied, and if it shall appear that a nia : jority of the electors voting at such election adopted such amendment, then the speaker shall declare such proposed amendment duly adopted by the people of Arkansas. “The suggestion that the speaker will refuse to perform this formal and mandatory duty is monstrously absurd. “The question of the maun r of publishing an amendment is not one to he determined by the joint session, hut <-ven if it was. Amendment No. 13 was properly published. “Amendment No. 10, says petitions end orders for the initiative and for the referendum shall he filed wi h the secretary of state, and in submit ting same to the people, he and all other officers shall he guided by the general laws, and the acts submitting thin amendment until legislation shall be specifically provided for. If an act had not been passed pro viding the manner of submission, it ! would have been nrcesary to have ad vertised Amendmei# No. 1.3 for six months, as provided by the constitu tion, but an enabling act was passed, and this act specifically provides the manner of publishing the proposed laws and amendments to the eons;itu tlon and measures referred, and Amendment No. 13 was published as provided by this act. ‘The question can not he raised that upon this point the enabling aet Is in conflict with the constitution as It stood previous to the adoption of Amendment No. in. because Amend ment No. in authorizes the legislature to provide the manner of submitting acts and amendments to the constitu tion. This question Is not like the question as to the nun’bei of amend nients that may be submitted, because there is nothing in Amendment No. 10, either directly or by implication, repealing the provision of the consti tution which limits the number to three, and Amendment No. 10 did not authorise the legislature to make pro vision as to the number that might he submitted." Members of the coming legislature visiting Little Hock last week ex pressed satisfaction at the results of the election limiting the legislative sessions to Oft days. They say that the new law will have a wholesome ef fect. -ts it will virtually prohibit the consideration of local legislation by both the senate and the house. For the past ten years local hills have taken about two-thirds of ih • time of the legislature. Tin- mernbe rs discussing the matte r staled that it Is very likely that hereafter legislative sessions will be confined to 7f> days, as the new law permi*" an extension of K, days with the consent of the mt> ority of all the members elected t® both hou.vs Heretofore more than a toa'ority of the members of the g**n >■ a! n.s' mldy liave voted to extend the sessions. I ndcr tlie m-w order of things both houses wiji hold a caucus before tbi* legislature convenes, and select all miners from presiding officer to pnv< s. Tills alone will save four or five days in useless balloting for em ployes. Four years ago the house ■ pent nearly thre • days In balloting for sergean at arms only. There were ■- eandidates for tho position at that. | time and all had a respectable fol low iiu it has been the custom of tho senate to hold a caucus on the morn ing of the day that tho legislature met, and before that body was called to order all the principal officers had | been selected, and only one ballot was required to carry out the mandate of til-' caucus. TAXPAYERS WILL WAIT To See What Action Congrets Will Take in Levee Matter. Forrest City. That the taxpayers of the St. Francis Levee District will await the action of congress concern ing tho proposed appropriation of $TV 000,000 for the completion of the levee along tli" Mississippi river before they will consent to a further issuance of bonds by the district was indicated at a mass meeting held at Forrest city. After a thorough discussion of tho river and levee situation tt was so ar tanged that, should congress fail to authorize the appropriation asked, the (. ncral Assembly of Arkansas will be reqiH . ted to authorize the board of directors of the St. Francis Levee Dis tri<[ to make a bond issue for as largo a mini as can be carried without in creasing the present rate of taxation in the district. This result was at tained by a rather roundabout way and after considerable feeling hail been mainfi sited. Married 20 Years; Had 29 Children. Ashdown. Tlio negro la 45 yearn old, his wife 22, and there have been 25* children born to them during their 20 years of married life, 19 of the children being dead. This is the matrimonial record of a local negro named Fields, who lias, lived here the greater part of his life. Tho youngest living child is seven months and the oldest 19 years of age. The order of arrivals into the home is as follows; During the first 12 months of their married life there were three births; second year 1, third 2. fourth 2, fifth 4, sixth 1, seventh 2, eighlh 2, ninth 1. tenth 1, eleventh 2; then he shipped three years and in the fifteenth year one more; sixteenth 2, seventeenth 1. eigthteenth 2. nineteenth 1. Now he Is in tlie twentieth year of his domestic lire. White Man Kills Negro In Jail. Fayetteville.- As a result of a fight between two prisoners in the county inil hero, Dewitt Thompson, a negro, died a* the hospi'al. Mis slayer, Jim Hailey, a white man, it is charged was formerly Thompson’s partner in a fur s' ’ y they a ,em|,t« d here. After being an" ted ; ad jai't ,j together they <|iinr i' "'-I and a lm fight followed, in which lb* rit gro proved the bet’er men. A short time afterward Hailey Managed to get one of the feed doors ' 1 tile jail loose, and stepping behind ae i egro, struck hitn over the head. The n-srt) s hull was fractured *n two | It's, but "ven then he whipped Haiti again. Nothing was said of he affray until later when the negro began to complain of being ill. Me died later. Van Huron The hotly of Carl Tricco, a youth apparently about 2® * ars old, w a found hi t" t en the trals in the Iron Mountain varda here. The coroners jury returned a verdict that la was kilted f>y a train. Believes Radium Exists. Regers.—R. if. Taylor, an expert X ray man and a studt nt of science, spent a portion of the past week in vestigating the claims that radium ha ! been found in Menton county, lit ray , there is not a particle or' doubt tha* there are great quantities of radio active ore in the Ozark mountains, but states that owing to the fa i hat see-nee knows so little of the process of extracting radium salts from the ore that it has not yet become a com mercial proposition. He is - .>n. <■ d however, that within the next few years the radium hearing ores in this section of the state \>. ill S ave an < not motts marketable value. Driver Killed in M ne. Hartford. - William Mrownlee, 2<* years of aye, a tlrivt r for Mrai' i > Creek Mine No. I. v.as insemtU kilhd when he v.as caught le tween an asc :td r.g elevator and the side timbers. After hanging to tite elevator and being car ried mere than one hundred fen ;•■> tk* 1 »: ill grip and fell to the butt eta of thr nine. Reports Crops Are Gccd Helena. I.. R. Howard amnultural <! curator i f I*hilli« ni.-uP t, re It’inxi af or several day wi.sih eflon c' i h crops of the Kta'o and ioport* 1 l oth cotton and - orn ;*r, doing < \orpt tonally well and that picking ’ n K< rurally thioio-pon! th» * 1 ^ t'u Mr I ;ow aul naytr •<">:> in fully r*. !•»•« i cot in .nee of v. hat it was ibn, tin., tost ' car. Fire's CId Deed. *•'. hil. liGit... over 1 'id re -or.!' * .e th; , 0>IH. ■ ' . e\. found a n-< or of a a at; df d that had I ■ . i. n. by . o!’.’ P*. \i<\ ’t* to 'I hcu. 1, | r.’vr 1 ' ern- r < f A rkan as •*. • as >d Ft brunry I. I > i a,,. \rfc. • 1 rilory. n. ■ ,ioiph ‘ ;i ' a part of U>n. h,a. . oun ’>’• This d * i tp»‘cified r« ...ns o< ii ! a- acre Ilia- k t'»« i ti. n p#. cahentas, the (on«ii}» raxhn teing This land is sottu d ibi iftvst a this county, and ,a a. tv n. tin }i00 to V O per a<: re.