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Brings comfort and improvement and
lends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others ad enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world’s best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to tl»c taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
lispelling colds, headaches and fevers
ana permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
md being well informed, you will no'
accept any substitute if offered.
VISITORS EXCLUDED.
The Senate Chamber ami the Preflldent’ft
Koom Are Clotted to the Public.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 16.—
Some regulations for the protection
of senators from outside intrusion
which have been adopted during the
present session of congress are at
tracting considerable attention and
much adverse criticism from habitues
of the Capitol. Many senators
also remark upon the regulations
being unnecessary, and object to be
ing put in the position of trying to
avoid ?. meeting in public, and say
the new rules are not the result of
any general consultation with sen
ators. There are but two elevators in
the senate wing and the public is now
restricted to the use of one of these.
The senate chamber which, ever
since the establisment of the gov
ernment, has been open to the visita
tion and inspection by visitors when
the senate was not in session, has
also been closed against the public.
The privilege of going up on the
floor has always been consid
ered one of the greatest
which out of town visitors enjoy,
but under the new regulations visi
tors will not be allowed this
privilege. The president’s room is
also now closed to all visitors,except
those who possess senatorial in
fluence sufficient to have the door
unlocked. The professed ob
ject of all this solici
tude is to promote the business
of the senate and to protect the sen
ators as far as possible from outside
interruption, and in the case of ex
cluding visitors from the president’s
room aud the senate chamber and to
preveut desecration of these places
by relic hunt< rs. It is asserted that
some of the senators object to being
jostled by the crowd in the elevators
and when they choose to occupy
desks in the chamber when the
senate is not in session. They
pre'er privacy rather than the in
terruption to which they are sub
jected by throwing the doors
open and letting in the mul
titudes. They would also constantly
be sought by lobbyists, aud since
Mr. Cleveland’s accession to the
presidency the Democratic senators
have been importuned for aid in
getting offices until life has become
almost a burden.
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OPPOSED TO SILVER.
President Cleveland Will Not Sanction Any
Measure in the Interest of
That Metal.
He Has Never Offered to Support Senator
Voorheee’ Financial Hil!.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 15.—
Senator Voorhees’ denial that the
financial bill, introduced in the sen
ate yesterday by himself, has the
sanction of President Cleveland’s
administration created some surprise
among senators and others who are
kept informed upon the financial
question. Silver men say that they
were led to suppose from what Mr.
Voorhees said during the debate on
the silver repeal question in
he extra session that with that bill
out of the way the administration
would propose a measure for the
substantial recognition of silver as
money, and that they therefore ex
pected when Mr. Voorhees should
bring in a bill it would come with
the sanction of the president and the
secretary of the treasury. They ad
mit, howover, that neither Mr.
Cleveland nor Mr. Carlisle had
given out any utterances to
justify this expectation,
and they accept this as
confirmation of Mr. Voorhees’ as
surance that the bill is entirely his
own. There is well grounded sus
picion also that if the administration
really feels friendly to the bill the
fact would be suppressed because of
its supposed desire to have the
foreign governments understand
that this country is committed to a
anlfl ftfnnHnrH Tf to assorfoR Kv
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supporters of the administration
who are not antagonistic
to silver, that it
is the policy of the president, and
especially of the secretary of the
treasury, to thus forceEngland, Ger
many and other European nations
themselves to seek renewal of inter
national negotiations for a more lib
eral use of silver. This is in accord
with assurances made at the Brus
sels conference upon Mr. Cleveland’s
behalf. If this is correct the ad
ministration certainly will not com
mit itself to a measure providing
for the further purchase of silver,
even at a time as remote in the
future as that proposed by the Voor
bees bill. It is also asserted that
for some reason the administration
will not be likely to suggest legisla
tion looking to a revival of the in
ternational conference. There are
others who are not so friendly to
Mr. Cleveland, who hold that he is
on principle opposed to any recogni
tion of silver whatever, and that
without regard to international co
operation he will not lend his sanc
tion to any measure in the interest
of that metal. This view does not
correspond, however, with the assur
ances given out by its adherents
while the rt petal bill was under dis
cussion. There is little room for
doubt that Secretary Carlisle will
endorse the first section of the Voor
hees bill providing for the coinage
of seignorage. He has been anxious
to find authority for such coinage
ever since the treasury deficit began
to make itself so paiufully manifest,
and soon after the adjournment of
the extra session he us^bubtedly had
under consideration the coinage of
this silver without further authority
from congr. ss, believing that the un
repealed portion cf the Sherman act
afforded that authority, He seems,
however, to have changed his mind
as to the wisdom of this proceeding
l • 11 t,'
ctuu in nun |Mrsumauiy ttaiuut; ujiim
congress to provide explicit legisla
tion for it. Silver men welcome tbo
measure as a basis for the revival of
silver discussion at the proper time,
but say if it is over passed it must
be materially amended.
Senator Voorhees’ bill is for the
coinage of seignorage on the treas
ury stock of silver at the rate of
$2,000,000 a month, and after the
seignorage fund is all coined the
monthly silver purchase to be re
sumed sufficient for $2,000,000 of
coin per month. A provision is made
for the appointment of commission
ers to anotner international mone
tary conference.
The most familiar faces of the
silver leaders were there, including
Gen. Weaver and Gen, Field, of
Iowa; Senator Stewart, of Nevada;
Capt. Kobb, of Alabama,
leader; Mortimer Whitehead,
lecturer of the national guard;
Martin Froweu, a British authority
on bi metallism, Col. Beverly, of
Virginia, Judgo Sheldon, of Con
necticut, and mauy others. Mail
for Master Workman Sovereign, of
the Knights of Labor, bad been re
ceived, so Mr. Sovereign himself is
expected later.
In all, the conferees Dumber about
fifty, representing the bone and
sinew of the free silver move
ment. The conference pro
ceedings are behind closed
doors. Gen. Warner, president
of the Bimetallic League, said
the meeting would probably last for
several days, as it was intended to
fully canvass the sentiment of the
metalists and reach some conclu
sion among them as to the coarse
to be pursued.
Bhould Kc-Cuuvey the Land.
Washington, L>. C., Dec. 14.—
Land Commissioner Lamorenx has
reported to the secretary of the
interior on the rule served on the
Winona and St. i'eter Railroad
Company in Minnesota to show
cause why certain lands erroneously
certified under the company’s grant
should not be re-conveyed to the
government. The commissioner calls
attention to the rulling of the de
partment that indemnity of land
forms no basis for selections under
the acts of June 2, 1872, and June
22, 1874. It hold that the
report that the company having
received more land than it is entitled
to at the date of the certification
should be compelled to re-convey
the extra land to the United
States.
TWO WRETCHES HANGED.
THEY MURDER A MAN WHO BEGGED
fORHIS LIFE
FOR HIS WIFE.
Th«n Threw HU Body Ovrrboard and Went
Adhere—Siory of a Brutal Crime.
Princess Anne,Ind., Dec. 15.—
, The murder for which Arthur Court
ney and Henry Taylor were hanged
was committed June 11 last. The
murdered mau was Capt. Cooper,
of a small vessel, plying on
| the Chesapeake, and the murderers
were the crew. On the night of
' June 11 the three men retired as
1 usual, but when the captain had
i fallen asleep Courtney and Taylor
arose and one securing the sounding
lead and the other a black-jack they
struck the captain a stunning blow
on the head, and proceeded to rob
him of his money and valuables.
The victim was not killed at first, as
they thought, but revived and
showed fight. The three men strug
gled up the hatchway to the deck,
Capt. Cooper unarmed, and quick
as a flash Taylor seized a quilt and
threw it over the head of the dazed
man. The blows continued, and
grabbing at the rigging to hold him
self up the weakened man begged
for his life, calling on his assailants
to save his life for the sake of his
wife and children. The brutes paid
no heed to the piteous ap
peal, and with a still more
powerful stroke, Courtney hit Coop
er, knocking him overboard. He
then jumped into the yawl boat and
struck the unfortunate victim an
other blow before he sank beneath
the waves. After securing the
keys to the captain’s desk they
got his money, amounting to only
fifty dollars. Not in the least dis
turbed by the awful crime they
bad committed, aud thinking to
ward off suspicion, Courtney and
Taylor went to Capt. Cooper’s house
on the following Wednesday, aud,
seeking his wife, told her that her
husband had left the boat on Sunday
and had not been seen since. On
Thursday the murderers went to a
store kept by Walter Damman,
when Mr. Blake came in and men
tioned that Capt. Cooper had
been murdered. Hearing this,
-the guilty wretchers slipped
out and were making off when
Damman called them. They re
turned and were locked up in the
oyster house until Sunday, when
they were taken to jail at Lancaster
Court House, Va.
A desperate but unsuccessful at
tempt was made to lynch the men.
Both were negroes and were cunning
and ugly natured, and while im
prisoned in the old stone jail at
Priuoess Anne made two daring at
tempts to gain liberty.
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KNOCKED DOWN AND ROBBED.
Two Fire* Occur In Hot Spring*, I.om
About *4000.
Hot Springs, Auk., Dec. 18.—
[Special.]—A small wooden house
in “Dirty Six’’ burned down this
morning at 9 o'clock. An
c Id negro inmate was badly hurt,
and his injury may prove fatal. C.
K. Pressley’s two-story boarding
nouse ana contents were lotaiiy ue
stroyed yesterday morning by fire.
The inmates barely escaped with
their lives. It is insured with Ware
& Avery for $1500; loss about
$4000.
Saturday night A. Marx, a large
dealer iu confections, was attacked
near his home by a robber, and
knocked down and robbed of $26.
Marx received fearful wounds on
his head, and is thought to be in a
critical condition. No clue to the
rascal.
AnarfhUU Ordered to Leave*
London, Dec. 14.—A dispatch to
The Daily Telegraph from Paris says
that immediately after the govern
ment’s repressive bills have been
adopted by the chamber of deputies
a number of additional arrests will
be made. Pending the vote on
these bills the sum of 800,000 francs
will be devoted by the government
for an increase of the police force.
The authorities are drawing up the
scheme for the adequate surveillance
of persons known to have revolu
tionary tendencies. Commissaries of
the police department will be estab
lished in various towns which
hitherto have been without them,
and a large sum will be placed at
the disposal of the prefects, to
enable them to keep a sharp eye
upon all suspects. The whole
machinery be in working order
at the beginning of the new year.
Leopold Koob, an Austrian shoej
maker, who has been employed in
Paris, has been ordered to quit
France within eight days, owing to
tbe fact that numerous Anarchists
prints and compromising letters
were found upon his person.
THE BRIOGE FELL.
IT IS ESTIMATED THAT SEVENTY-FIVE
PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
Lino the Shores I.ooklng for H«lntlves—
One Hundred and Thirty Men
Thrown Into the River.
Indiana pot.--, Dec. 15.—
Large span Jeffersonville and
Louisville bridge across the Ohio
river fell at 10:12 this morning.
The bridge would have been com
pleted in a few days. The estimated
leas of life at this hour (11 a.m.) is
from twenty-five to seventy-five.
The bridge timbers, false
work, iron and mangled humanity
are lying in a heap in the river.
Several thousand people line the
shore on either side of the river, and
boats are near the spot of the disas
ter crowded. Heroic efforts are be
ing made at rescue.
MEN THROWN INTO THE RIVER.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 15.—A
span of the Louisville and Jefferson
ville bridge, in course of construc
tion, fell at 10:30 this morning.
One hundred and thirty bridge men
were thrown into the river and it is
thought a large number were
drowned.
FORTY-ONE PERISHED.
The accident was due to the in
secure placing of a “traveller” last
night the wind still further
loosened and this morning an order
was given to draw it back in
its place, and the engines started.
The wind was high and the swaying
of the false work forced the
“traveller” from the piles on which
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off the men realized the danger.
The engineer called to the mea and
ten of fifty-one on the spanoscaped.
Forty-one fell 110 feet into the wa
ter.
The span which fell would have
been finished this afternoon. After
the “traveller” had been fastened
to the pier there would have been
no danger from the wind or current.
At 11 o’clock it is known that
twenty-five' men have been killed,
as thflvfc mauy dead badies have been
recovered. The bodies are most
horribly mangled. At that hour tho
number of wounded could not be
ascertained, though the number is
known to be large. The shocking
accident was witnessed by men em
ployed along the river front and on
boats plying and down the river.
The ferry company at
once sent two boats
to assist in securing the bodies of
the dead and dying and rescuing
the workmen still alive. The offi
cials of the bridge were soon on the
grounds, but refused to answer any
questions put to them. Both banks
of the river are crowded with peo
ple. Many women are in the
throngs, and it is appar
ent that there are pres
ent the wives and children
of those who have gone down to
death. Three patrol wagons were
kept busy, and guards assisted by
the fire department in carrying off
the dead and iujurod. The wagons
could uot go to aud from the hos
pital fast enough to receive those
taken frcm the river. The
ouly street leading to the
approaches to the bridge is
Cambell street. Here the throngs
rushed toward the bridge, which be
oame so dense that only with the
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keep the passage way from being
completely blocked. The injured
were brought to the city hospital at
the rate of about one a minute. At
11:15 seven men had been brought
in, all unconscious and, as a result,
names could not be learned. Some
of the men were colored. The first
man taken out was Jas. B. Burns.
Henry Lee, of New Albany, is ru
mored to be badiy injured.
SHOWERS OF PLUMS.
Thej Will be Given lo Democrat* Next
Mouth.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 16.—
There are 422 vacancies existing
among presidential postmasters
oaused by expirations and resigna
tions. Pour hundred and sixty-fiv9
commissions expire during three
days next week, December 19, 20
and 21. lu the month
of December the expirations of com
missions will aggregate 465.
During January 350 commissions
expire. It is probable that forty
new presidential offices will be
created next month. There are 215
postmasters whose commissions will
expire in February.
Chiurae Buiitad.
Ban Francisco, Dec. 15.—Fire
this morning destroyed a Chinese
wash bouse on Valencia street.
The bodies of two Chinamen were
taken from the ruins and the po
lice reported two more Chinamen
misaiug and are supposed to have
perished.
An Aa«d|hmeo(.
Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 14.—B. L.
Duke, a member of the firm of
Duke, Sons & Co., Durham, made
individual assignment to-day. J.
F. Wiley and V. Ballard Durham’s
assets are esiimated at $700,000;
liabilities $500,000; preferred
creditors, $145,000.
The national debt of Great Britain
at the revolution of 1688 was only
£664,000. Since then it has in
creased, through war expenses* to
the enormous total of £685,000,000.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report
ABSOLUTELY PURE
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STATE NEWS.
The Weekly Chron els of Crimes, Accidents,
Business Improvements and
Social Events Through
out the State.
Comlenaed Fulling- From the Folnmu* of
Our Cont«iii|»ornrien.
Fordyce has an epidemic of tramps,
j There is talk of a new paper being started
in Paris.
A new Baptist church will be built at
Bsrryville.
Piggot will soon be snpplied with
electric lights.
Paragonid has shipped ovei 2000 bales of
cotton this season.
Whisky or no whisky is the fight that is
on in Hazen at present.
A school house at Mount Carmel, Lonoke
county, was burned last week.
There is talk of a road from some point
on the Iron Mountain to Beebe.
Petty thieves are reported to be becom
ing very troublesome in Sheridan.
A two-storv residence burned in Fort
Smith last week. Insurance, $1500.
Searcy is to have a broom factory with a
capacity of thirty-six dozen brooms per
week.
Dr. Hall, of Now York, is lecturing in
this state ou “How to Get Married and
Stay So.” •
A package of dynamite was discovered
on the railroad tracks in Bentonville last
Wednesday.
Mayor Fritzon, of Helena, burned one of
his hands badly while assisting in putting
out a fire one day last week.
J. H. Ilicks, sheriff of Lonofce county,
has succeeded in bagging all the parties
who escaped from the Lonoke jail recently.
James Leeper, who fell dead in Benton
county last week while hunting, was a
soldier in the Mexican war and also the
war of the rebellion.
Lawrence county, through the Black
Bock furniture factory, is shipping exten
sion tables, folding beds and ail other kinds
of furniture to the North.
A man by the name of Francis, au em
ploye of Wortheu's railroad, was run over
and killed oy a train on the Cotton Belt
railroad at Stuttgart Friday night.
Friday night at the shops of the Cotton
Belt railroad, in Pine Bluff, a colored man
by the name of Harper got his right hand
cut off by a planer while working the ma
chine.
Thos. Klrnore. of Magnolia, has received
a government appointment as millwright
in the Indian Nation, and is required to
report for duty by the 27th of the current
month.
Andrew Carnegie, of Scotland, the owner
of the Homestead, Pa., iron and steel
works, with a special car and plenty of
friends, are hunting near Pine Bluff and
Clardendon.
The citizens of Eureka Springs are mak
ing arrangements to advertise their town
in a systematic manner. It is a move in
the right direction, and will be productive
of good results.
The Ouachita Baptist College at Arka
delphia is now in a prosperous condition
and has 2U0 pupils enrolled. The Metho
dist college also has a larger enrollment
this session than ever before.
Marion county has one proud boast that
she can make. There is not a saloon or
pauper in the whole county. With a popu
lation of over 10,000, where can the record
be beatenf— Dodd City Enterprise.
Rev. Hesry Hayes, of Independence
county, is the oldest member of ttie White
liiver Conference, being 80 years old, and
still actively engaged in the miuistiy. He
has not missed a conference in fifty two
year-.
Iu an encounter with a black hear near
Hot Springs M. L. Duucan had his clothes
torn to striugs, but escaped with slight in
jury. The bear measured eight feet five
inches in length, and was thirteen inches
across the skull.
Dude Rowland, who killed G. W. Lively
at Paragould several months ago, came in
and surrendered to Sheriff Thompson last
week, and gave bond in the sum of $2500
for his appearance at the next term of the
Greene circuit court.
A breach of promise suit is the latest
sensation at Arkadelphia. It will come up
for hearing on December 22. On account
of making the crowd comfortable the judge
in the case has decided to hold an open
session of the court at the opera house.
The Northern Arkansas Railway Com
pany has been organized at Corning. Its
capital stock is $125,000, and it is to be
constructed from Corning, eighteen miles
southwest to Simms Landing, on Current
river. The co umittee is composed of St.
Louis and Corning capitalists.
Fr nV S. Peary, a hoase and sign paint
er, died suddenly at Greenwood, Sebastian
county, from the effect of too much liquor.
Last Saturday he sent to Jenny Lind and
purchased three quarts of whiskey and one
of alcohol, all of which he drank Sunday.
The result was a severe interruption of the
action of the heart which resulted in death.
A raft containing about 1100 railroad
ties was received Saturday by the White
Kiver Tie and Timber Company, of this
place, says The Bateeville Guard. This is
the first raft of ties that has ever been
brought down the river The company at
once begun to place the ties upon the river
bank for the railroad company for ship
ment to interior points on the road.
The levee work for the St. Francis levee
district is progressing very satisfactorily.
Men are now at work in New Madrid and
Pemiscott counties, Missouri, and Missis
sippi county, Arkansas. Up to December
1 there had been completed by the citi
zens seven miles and by the government
four miles, making a grand total of eleven
miles of levee which have been finished.
Cap .. John Smoker, of Arkadelphia, died
a few days ago in his seventieth year. He
was one of the best known eteamboatmen
on the Mississippi, and had a considerable
acquaintance in New Orleans in olden days.
In the famous race between the Natchez
and the Lee, when the Lee beat Capt.
Leathers’ fine steamer to St. Louis, in a
race that attracted attention all over the
world. Capt. Smoker was one of the com
manders of the Lee.
FENCED THE NEGROES IN.
HarpiinitiR Statn ot AffairH in the Chlcka
haw Nation.
Paris, Tex., Dec. 14.—An
alarming state ot affairs is reported
from along the Canadian river in
the Chickasaw Nation. A man who
figures as an important witness here
iu a good many cases, and who re
sides in that section of the country,
has fenced up a large area of coun
try, some six or ‘■■even miles long,
inclosing a number of negro
homes, without leave or license.
He has no right of citizenship nor
right to fence land at all. The peo
ple concerned are poor and ignorant
and did not know how to protect
themselves at law, but they have
protested against the fencing and
nave gone to him repeatedly and re
quested him not to fence them up,
out ail to no purpose, tie nas xepi
his hands armod with Winchesters
and six-shooters and gone armed
himself. Last Saturday two col
ored men, Ben Jackson and Brown,
were riding along the road and wore
fired into from the brush* and both
their horses killed. Then a regular
pitched battle ensued, some twenty
five shots in all being fired. The
negroes are all under arms and great
excitement prevails.
COMMITTED SUICIDE
Rather Than Serve Three Years in the
Penitentiary.
Bermn, Deo. 15.—Dr. Molie,
who was recently convicted of per
jury and sentenced to three years’
mprisonment, and whose appeal
against bis sentence was recently
rejected, committed suicide to day
by taking bis life by poison while
on the w*y to prison. The poison
w as hauded to the doctor by some
unknown person.
Inquiry Postponed.
Paris, Dee. 14.—Judicial inquiry
as to tbo bomb outrage will prob
ably be temporarily postponed, as
the authorities are convinced that
Vallaint bad accomplices, and that
continued efforts will discover them.
It is announced here that detectives
who are wox'king on the Anarchist
conspiracy arrested a man named
Carl Stubh, a militant Anarchist,
and well known to Vallaint. It
added that the detectives found a
loaded dynamite bomb in Stubb’s
lodgings.
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