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VOLUME I. MENA, ARK., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1896, NUMBER 1.
A RESIGNATION. !fidice Smith Said to Be Getting Ready to Leave Washington. A FEW POINTS ABOUT HIM. -' ■ "•tTh® Announeeir-ent of ITIg |dtrntton to Support the -Chicago Ticket Caused llim to Tender Ills Reslgua , tion to the President. "Washington, Aug. 23.—For some 'time rumors>have appeared in print on the probability of the early resignation *of Secretary Hoke Smith because of his support of the Chicago nominees and free silver platform. Now there • aim be no doubt but that be has re signed and his resignation has been accepted, -for some days shipments have been made to Atlanta. Ga., of M". Smith’s books and papers and it is learned that he has declined to set jany departmental business to be heard by him for a date later than this m> nth. It. can be safely assumed that a successor will be in charge in a very short time. Aftr r the nomination of Bryan and Sewall it became known that Secretary Sit-ith was the only member of the cabinet who announced his purpose to support that ticket. This action on ibis part, while not in any way affect « EOlKK SMITH. F in?* personui relations witih the otter membirsof the cabinet seems so ranterial to him that he felt con sfratiued to tender his resignation. The secnoi«.ry declines to discuss the sub ject ic any way. Mr. smith has been the youngest member of Mr Orr jJend s cabinet having been horn in New T»^n, N. C,, Pi>cenib'>r 2, 18> . Be was frontciltl Vuritan ami Cavalier sto k combined. Hi* earjy training*** under his lutner. a.col legc professor. He was admitted to the bar ]u Atlanta Oa.. In 1H73. He was not th>*n«*f age, but be it» as-so large in stature and loolsed so | much Older than he really was that be was I not questioned as to his age. He became a | popular .-i.ilroid lawyer, not by appearing for con orations, but against them. As a lawyer he bulb vpiu large und remunerative practice. In a shont, time he had an income of over fl 000 a year. In l*-S7 he organized and became president of the Atlanta Journal, now a lead ing afternoon napor of the south. At that time Henry W. t*rady,.of the Atlanta Constitution, t was a champion of protection Mr Stni 'a | advocated . o low ter iff. When Mr Cleveland was defeated fn 1H8S Mr. Smith tfcusUll stood tv.' his colors, .and predicted the ■■downfall protection. Before President ^ftCleveliRid ^electel him for the place of secre SP tary of the Interior, he had held only one niflce — that of roenrber of the school b-ard of At lanta lie Bs siz feet tw«. inches tall and weighs Mi pounds, but is bn. lit like a pugilist or w.estUr irich:ft clear, gray e-e a smooth. | llrm face: a Isarrh as hoarse and hearty as a ^«khu)jy''s and*, smile as pleatw.it and catching fl *s a pretty woman'* ■h|r rumor . latlon of Secretary timith there Seen more or less gossip concern Jiis probable successor til the or department and tWt name of M. Reynolds, second assist _ f secretary, has been mentioned Ffrequently. Mr. lieyuol Is has made aiv.e ceeRent executive otScer. He has had charge of ihe d:Lieu It work of re viewing the decisions of the pension bureau and has given general sati-fac tuns. He is a native of Pennsylvania. I 'IV ' new cabinet officer will have a little more than sir months to rerve Iund in. is regarded as probable that Mr. ! Cleveland would prefer to fill the vn- ! cancy from thedepartinent rather than till tbe place bv appointing some one who wttubl be now to the work, which involve*, acquaintance with a great va riety of matters affecting directly the public welfare. MfSHOlTKX GOLD DEMOCRATS. ltd mors as to What They WIU Do at Tlielr State Convention. Louis, Aug. 23.—The Republic \ this story this morning: of the most Interesting rumors that way to the democratic headquarters H^^^Kiuy came from the headquarter* of the IJ^vstandard democrats over In ti c Rialto V.'-j^Bhig. It was that tbe gold standard men flHprc engineering the state convention. to ■iold In St. Louis next Wednesday, have i nljPottt determined to nomlna*; only one candi- i ^Bntte for a state office and indorse all other ftfcominees on the regular democratic ticUet. ; [■This exception Is made against Mr. Stevens. |f t'ouplod with the rttmor came another, ft equally as well authenticated, to the effect I that the goluites. having first offered their I gubernatorial nomination to J. M'£>. Trimble, I of Kansas City, nnd then to Oen Jo Shelby. I each of whom refused it lit turn, have finally ■ settled on V. W. Lehman to lead their tight. ■ Me.Lfihmun.lt Is said. Is lu such a position KUt&t he cannot refuse the nomination, even | its acceptance.with the hard campaign it involve*, does menu a big personal ncriiVe on his part. Preddrwbl Clviuriicy. R. jfWAKKLVGTOK, Aug. 2d.—TJbc pres:- | ~1 y~~-' dent has commuted to hnpriiionniont for life the death sentence imposed oa Robert E, Boutwell, convicted of mur der >« Texas, and sentenced to be hanged on September 4 next, In the case of Hickman fc’reemali,sentenced to be hanged on September 4, in Texas, for murder the president refuses to in terfere. CALLKl) ON B'klNLEV. A Large Delegation of Workingmen and Farmers Pay Their Kcspevts to the lie publican Nomluee. Caxton, O., Aug. 22.—The most no table political demonstration of the campaign occurred here to-day at noon when Sy20() voters from Newcastle, El wood and other points in Lawrence county, Pa., arrived on two special trains, and enlivened by the music of two bands, a drum corps, a calliope and two brass howitzers, marched up to the McKinley residence to call on the republican candidate for the presi dency, The delegation was made up of workingmen, mechanics and farm ers. There were also present a hun dred or more old soldiers. A great many tanners bearing inscriptions vvere borne in the procession. W hen Maj. McKinley stepped on a 1 if t.A arl/lvncc Vile /tollnttu 4 V» c\e* »» injr burst forth.. After it had snbsidod Maj. McKinley made one of the uiost earnest speeches that has fallen from his lips. He said: My fellow citizens, the earnest thought of the people this year is directed to the pres ent conditions of the country and how best j to improve it. This is the thought of every ! mind and the prayer of every soul. Nobody ! is satisfied with o«r unfortunate business condition and the great body of the people want and mean to have a change. What shall be the change! Shall it be the con tinuance of the present 'democratic party un der another leadership—a leadership ad vocating ail the policies of the democratic party which have been injurious to the American people and rejecting all which are | good, wholesome and patriotic, and which j have recoivod the approval of the people of ' the country? The wing of the democratic party which controlled the Chicago conven tion Is just as much in favor of free trade as the. wing cf the democratic party in control of the national administration. Most of those prominent in that convention were conspicu ous lenders in the assault upon our indus tries and labor madr by the Fifty-Third I congress They are devoted to this un-Amor : lean an! destructive policy and were chiefly d’.strunvntal in putting on the statute books j tariff legislation which has destroyed Arner j v an manafac-lurtng, checked our foreign trade and reduced Tbc demand for the la nor of 'mer , ’.can workingmen. It •wLands opposed to re i i procity, too, the splendid results of which 1 were so signally manifest during the adminis tration of Hresidewt Harrison. The p mple of this cour.tr / have condemned the policies of this party in these particulars t in every e.' -ntion since H.i-J. Ti ev are onlv tr n i f (nr, nAm #/y~ n A U u •< r% A * a wr.ojvtow «i»h ih ami u M.v»4*n uu r« a »A» i* vtiM.iv w bw •»*... »•“ '* a.11 along the Hne u 1111*1 their opposition to this free trade heresy in the general election neyt November. If there wan, therefore- but one question -that of protection against free trade—we have it Just as sharply drawn and as distinctively presented through the Chicago con visit ion wing of the democratic party as we had it through the united party in 189-’, and a triumph this year for the Ch capo platform would be a signal victory for free trade and for the continuance of free trade legis'atlon. which has already resulted so disastrously to the American people and entailed upon the gov ernment detie.ent revenues, upon the peopie diminished trade abroad and starvation wages at home. This wing of the democratic party bo iiicves not only in free trade, but it believes In free Rilver at a ratio of sixteen to one. Having diminished our business they now seek to diminish the value of curmoney. Havingcut wag°s in two. they want to cut the money in which wages are paid in two, and we will not have either the one or the other. The other wing of (he democratic party is patriot ically striving for the public honor and Is op pased to free silver because it believes that such a policy would disturb existing values, contract *he currency of the country by de priving us of the use of the gokl and putting us on a silver bas>8. thus creating widespread panic and bringing to every American interest serious injury. MISS. VANDERBILT’S DOWRY. I Ive Million Dollars the Portion for Hurry Whitney's Bride. Newport, lk L, Au-. u3.—Miss (ler trudo Vanderbilt’s wedding dowry wiil be ?5,00!),000. This is the statement made by intimate friends of the Van derbilt family. The bridal gifts from the immediate family ure worth at least ¥500,000. These comprise a solid silver service, gold plate, bric-a-brac and su perl) jewelry. This is ex clusive of the trousseau, which repre sents a fortur e. Miss Vanderbilt’s out fit in the way of household supplies is marvelous. The table linen is of an especial design with the monogram woven in the roa’erial. Mr. Vander- ! bilt will have built for his daughter a suitable town residence. One hundred persons will be present at the wedding of Miss Vanderbilt and Harry Payne Whitney at “The Break ers, ” Tuesday. These will all be rela lives or connections of either bride or groom, with the exception of a very few intimate friends. by » Lioness. Alliance. O.. Aug.28. — Frank Swope, canvnssman employed by a circus that is exhibiting here, was this morning ■ ten' bly ciawel bv a 1 on css Before keepers could rescue Swope, his right arm was stripped of its flesh to the ; bom, and his right side fearfully lacer ated. The injuries will probaly prove fatal. _ Ohio Miner* Strike. CoLl'MBl'l*. O., Aug. 23— Twelve hun dred miners have struck at Corning, Bendville ond Hemlock, in tourequence of resolutions adopted by the miners* convection. Speculation as to What Cleveland Will Do About the Coming Convention. HASTENING WORK ON SHIPS. Secretary Herbert Anxious to Have Certain War Vessels Finished -Revision of Chilian Tariff Laws—New Twn-Dollar Hills. Washington, Aug. 23.—There is much uncertainty here regarding the atti tude of President Cleveland and the ad ministration in relation to the Indian apolis convention. ‘“Positive and re liable” information,, given with a knowing shake of Vhe head, is fur nished that Mr. Cleveland will try to prevent the nomination of an inde pendent ticket by the gold dem ocrats at Indianapolis, ahd again that he will strongly advo cate a nomination. Tie statement came yesterday from an unusually reli able source that Mr. Cleveland is likely to write a letter which may lead the convention at Indianapolis to be satis fied with simply making a declaration of principles and leaving the gold democrats free to vote for McKinley or go fishing. This statement is strength ened somewhat by an interview pub lished yesterday morning with ir'enatof — V. : -.1. 4 A ___ 1.1 ~ - ^ »» m v i*u ci i u v t m statesman expresses a doubt that nom inations will te made at Indianapolis. There is no doubt that when Secretary Carlisle left hi re to visit the president at Dray Gables he was opposed to a third ticket. Hastening Work on Warships. Washington, Aug. 23.—Secretary llerbeit is anxious to hasten work on a number of the principal warships in course of construction. There is noth ing warlike in this determination, and no menace to a possible enemy In the order which has gone out from the navy department to the Cramps and the Newport News Cn. This order sug gests that tlie comp'etion of the ships be pushed will all convenient speed. Revision of Chilian Tariff Caws. Washington, Aug. 23.— Ch li is con tent! laiing a revision of her tariff : laws, wit eh, when effected, w 11 have an important 'earing on a number of American products, principally eoiton. which Chili w 11 place on the free ii-.t, with th;* hope that the Introduction of the raw product from the United States will encourage the niuu>£&cture of fin ! ished product in Chili. New Two-Itollar Hills. Nkw York. Aug. 23.—The sub-treas ury received yesterday morning 4,000 new government S3 silver certificates. There was quite a rush for the new bills, which soon exhausted the supply. As is the case with recent government printing bureau work, the new bill is decidedly striking and unique in de si'.rn. F’ltr IN A DAIt SHOP. The Couch I>eparti»ient of the Cincinnati, Hamilton A Diij tim kuilroHi! l)«»t rojeil. Lima. O., Aug. 23.—Fire broke out this morning in the coach department of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton shops and the building was destroyed, also the freight car department build ing with several freight cars, one bag gage car, one coach and one sleeper. .Seventy-five men in the shops lost their tools. The loss will reach SGO.OOO on which the company carries a blanket insurance, but it will not cover the loss. World’s Fair lluildlug Destroyed. La Porte, Did., Aug. ‘23.—During a fierce rainstorm this morning the sum mer cottage of William Niles, on Point Judith, Pine lake, near this city, was struck by lightning and entirely de stroyed with its contents. The cottage was originally the Norwegian buiLding at the world’s fair and was purchased by Mr. Js'iles, set up as originally con structed and used as a summer resi dence. The family and guests escaped in their night clothes. Young Presbyterian*. Omaha, Neo., Aug t:3.—At the con vention of the Young People’s union this morning, banners were awarded to College Springs presbytery, Iowa, for the largest delegation attending; to Allegheny presbytery for the largest increase in Presbyterian members, and to Tarkio college for the college having the most graduates present. In the afternoon the delegates made a 60-mile i trip about Omaha, South Omaha, Coun-, cil bluffs anti the northern suburbs. HI* Cotton Factors Fall. Sax Antonio. Tex., Aug. 23.—Slay den, Clarkson & Robards, the oldest j and largest cotton firm in southwest Texas, tiled a general deed of assign ment last night. From reliable sources it is stated that the assets of the firm will amount to £.">0<f VjO, with liabilities i of 3250.003, A. failure to realize on j outstanding claims and the slump in ! the cotton market some vieeks a go are given as the cause of the failure. -2— \ Powlblo I.t'urruwurtp Mystery. Leavenworth, Kan.. Aug. 23. — An unknown woman was found dead by boys in the north wester 4 part of this city at 11 o’clock to-day. Pi is reported that her chest was crusheli iu and it is , thought to be a case of murder. The authorities are investigating. LAWYERS ELECT OFFICERS. James M. Woolwortli. of Omubn, for Preal dent Resolutions Adopted. Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 23.—The American Bar association elected the I following officers: President, James M. Woolworth, of Omaha; secretary, John llinkley, of Baltimore; treasurer, Francis Kawle, of Philadelphia. The following resolutions were adopted: Resolved. That It be referred to the commit tee on jurisprudence and luw reform, the ques tion whether the law In regard to fellow ser vants should not be so amended as further to protect laboring men from the result of negli gence caused by persons unknown to them and over whom they have no control. Resolved, That the committee on federal code of criminal procedure be requested to ex amine into and report upon the justice und expediency of aiding indigent persons accused of crime in securing competent attorneys und the attendance of important witnesses on the stand in behalf of such accused persons. DR. BROWN STILL DENIES. The Deposed Clergyman Says Miss Over man's Last Statement Proves Her Un worthy of Credence. Chicago, Aug. 23.—Rev. C. O. Brown, formerly of ban Francisco, and whose troubles are familiar to all newspaper readers, has made a statement in re ply to tho last confession of Miss Over man, in which she says that the charges which she originally made against I)r. Brown, and which shesub sequently said were false, are in re ality founded on fact. Dr. Brown de nounces the entire story as one of blackmail, and says that the fact that Miss Overman now admits she testified falsely should prove her unworthy of -i_ V«*■« VVIJ V VJ. V<U V U VV< THREE RECORDS HROKEN. Fast Riding at the I.. A, W. Races at Ka lina, Kan. Sat.ina, Kan., Aug. 23.—Two world’s record and one state record were broken in the L. A. VV. races yesterday. “Reddy” Maxwell, of Winfield, made a third of a mile in 38 3-5 seconds, low ering the world’s record from 39% sec onds. The Kansas City triple team, Vesper, Bren and Hunt, made a third in :37 2-5, lowering'another world’s record. The state record for one mile, open, professional, was lowered from 2:18 to 2:f'8 3-5 by Maxwell. Larson, the “Terrible Swede,” from Chicago, made a mile asrainst time in 2:00 flat. I union Deals. Washington, Ar.g. 23.—Senator But ler, chairman of the populist commit tee, savR that he has been rece.ving some very favorable reports from dif ferent stites where there have been disa reements between the populists ! and democrats as to fusion on electors. It is now 1 bought that the offer to pop ulists in Texas of seven of the 15 elect ors will be accepted. In West Vir ginia the committee has about agreed upon a division, giving the democrats four and the populists two electors. It is also stated that the chances of fu sion in North Carolina have improved. I.elaml tn Charge of Three Staten. Chicago, Aug. 23.—It has been de cided at republican headquarters that Cyrus Belanrl, of Kansas, a member of the executive committee of the nation al republican committee, take charge o? the campaign in tiie states of Mis souri, Kansas and Nebraska. In order to do this work to best advantage, Mr. Leland has suggested that it would he well for him t.o open a sub-headquar ters at Kansas City, where he will as sume personal control of the work in the three states. Storm Dumugex in South Dakota. Chamhkklain, IS. 1)., Aug. 23.—A heavy storm, which passed northeast yesterday evening, did considerable -l.. ___ .*_11. I.. . . .i* _ rm. .1 . ii* uuuiu^u iu until nvv l>iuui A liu u u l 11 ” and burn of Fred Dickinson were to* tally demolished bv tiie wind lit; .saved his life i y taking refuge In his cellar. Other farmers lost their houses or barns. Hail fell in soma localities, doing some damage to corn. A cloud burst accompanied the storm and in a few minutes ravines which had been dry for months wore rushing rivers. Vandiver Will Not Withdraw. St. Louis, Aug. 23.—So much has has been said during the past week about the probabilities of a fusion in the Fourteenth district that Prof. W. 1). Vandiver, the democratic nominee for congress lias written a lett r to A. II. Livingston, the populist nominee, declining to entertain Mr. Livingston's Droposit'on to submit their claims to a joint meeting of the stat6 committees of their parties. •loo Patchen Lowers the Berprd. Rigby I’akk, Me, Aug. 23.—The famous pacing stHllion, Joe Patchen, lowered the world’s stallion pacing record by one-quarter of a second, go ing the mile in 2:03 llat on the Rig'y trade yesterday afternoon. Two of the judges’ watches showed the time to be oue-tifth of a second less than 2:03. _ __ A suicide's Had Itiample. Houston, Tex.. Aug. 23.—Owing to worry , over a divorce decree against him, August Bonner, proprietor of the Star bottling works, committed suiciJe last night by taking morphine. James Naylor, a blacksmith, remarked: ‘•That’s a good way to die. I think I’ll try it.” Crossing the street to a drug store he bought some of the drug aud was found dead iu his room h few hours later. THE LOST FOUND. A Valuable Mine in Pennsylvania Re discovered by Accident. NORTHWEST WHEAT CROP. A. K. Dalrympte Says It Will Not nr Over Two-Fifths That of l.asf Year—Mu*« siM’husotH Fa< torlcs Cloned— To Kwp a lilacMiiil. Haeeltox, Pa., Aug. 23.—By mere chance Coxa Bros. & Co. recovered a property worth millionsof dollars, and thousands of miners secure years of employment. In 185o the old Temper ance mine at Beaver Meadow was fired by an explosion and three lives were lost. The maps were lost, as was all trace of the opening. K. B. Coxe ten years ago proposed tunneling the Quakako mountain to reach it, but the project, would cost millions, and it was abandoned. Meantime the Cross Creek Co. and Van Wiclcle & Co. were mining either fide of a re a of water. They carried bore holes ahead of them to avoid a catastrophe. Superintendent Kreighler directed his men to put a hole through the roof of the gangway. To their utter aston \shment thev ran into the long lost mine after drilling live feet The men had to run for their lives. The water has already flooded Beaver Meadows and Cole ralne, but it will be cleared in a snort time. Tho Northwestern Wheat Crop. Duluth, Minn., Aug. ‘J .—A. U. Dr.l ryrnple, owner of the great Dalrymple wheat farm in North Dakota, writes his receivers on this market that, ac cording to the threshing results from part of his crop, the yield of wheat of the northwestern states this year will not he over two-fifths that of last year. In other words, the yield will he re duced from 200,000,001) to 80,000,000 bushels. Mr. Dalrymple say-, that the kernels, while perfect and free from shrinkage, appear to have ceased grow ing before attaining full size, and that in several fields already threshed out, which lie ex ected to yield 13 to 19 bushels to the acre, he lias obtained but six to eight bushels. MaKHHchuftfUtH i uctorlriH Closed. Waltham, Mass., Aug. 23.—The O'Huva did factory, employing 1 0 hands, has do e 1 for au indefinite period. Tho Boston Manufacturing Co.’s p’ant, employing 1,000 hands, h«,u also dosed fur five weeks, nnd the \ American Watch Co. has decided to continue the shut, down of its big fac- \ tories. Lack of bus Hess is tho cause assigned. T» Keep h HladiUit. Nkw VoiiK, Aug. 2-1.—A new com bination has been formed of street railway companies from Brooklyn to Chicago, uml their object is to issue a monthly list of employes who have in any way displeased one of the combin ing companies. No man whose name is on this blacklist will be given em ployment by any of the companies con cerned. iioij I'A It H11'.llS ISTKIKE. They Quit Work at Chicago to Enforce a Demand for Higher V> hrvh. Chicago, Aug. 23.—Unless present plans of building trades labor lenders miscarry, work will he stopped by Monday on most of the large ami hun dreds of the srnuller buildings in pro cess of construction in this city. Up to this morning 1,500 hod carriers h:. 1 quit work and building operations in all parts of the city are a IT T-ted. tv bib contractors who cannot nfiord, undoi their contracts, to pay the 25 cents ar hour demanded, nnd whoa* men hav< not yet struck, are much disturb, over the outlook. Afttv a long session, lasting fro i eight o'clock last night until 1:31 o’clock this morning, the executive in 1 \ i i»r* nf iKd 1 > n » i i i i»i <ir I < i» oil tin ally decided to order out other artisans now at work on bi ings where contractors attempt to place the striking hod carriet non-union laborers. A PASTOR SUSI’ErnBD* OharRe* of Immorality Brought ArhI Warrenaburg Minister. Warrensbuiio, Mo., An?. 23. Neill Pugsley, pastor of the Meth Episcopal church, leader in the r war on the high five parties, has suspended by Presiding Eider Jloone, of Lexington, for immo Last March Mr. Pugsley unriery. surgical operation at All Saint’ pital, Kansas City, and the nurs attended him alleged that 1, ruined her. A partial invest! was made before the presiding e Kansas City yesterday, but the was laid aver until conference r at Nevada, .Sop'eml er 16. Mr. denies every charge and says it attempt at blackmail. His sla is generally believed. Friday’s Game*. Western league—Kansas <'it Paul 5; Detroit 23, Lranu U lnd'anapolis 5, Ctflutobus National league—lirooklyn burgii 2. game called; New Y cago 6; Philadelphia IS, L Ualtimore 7. St Louis 0; •j, Cleveland i, licituu IS, ' ' '*• 4iSTY