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, ' “ —-—---,-2.__ VOLUME I ' - 11 —-—....—..,■ . __ _ MENA, ARK., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 1807. NUMBER 24. _ — —— -—rrzinrjrrminr"" •" —--—— -----.... INDIAN LANDS. In the Coming Allotment There Will B< No Surplus for Whites. INSPECTION OF ANIMALS. Sum* Statistics About the Work of the liu reau of Animal Industry—Govern ment Kciceiptn for January Fall Below Expenditures. Washington, Feb. fl.—From the nu merous inquiries received at the inte rior department it is evident that there is widespread misapprehension about what is to follow the opening of the Indian territory. The writers are oi the impression that the coming allot ment of lands and the dissolution ol tribal relations by the Cherokees, Choc taws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Serai noles mean the opening to white settlement of large sections o} country. 'Phe opening of the ter ritory will not be like that of Okla homa. It does not mean the same as the opening of the reservations of wild tribes. There will be no land added to the public domain by the change of conditions in the territory. The live tribes were recognized as eivi lized when they were given their lands; the great reservations were bestowed upon theta as tribes or communities. Now the government will step in. some what afte” the manner of a trustee, and divide the lands owned by the tribes among the individual members of those tribes. 'I hat is what allotment means in these cases, 't here will be no sur plus to throw open to homestead set tlement. The Indians will exchange the present tribal title for individual title. They will hold under the new form of title just as they do under the present title. That is. they will own th<* law!. Imt wmnnt without the consent of the Uuited States. Authority will be given these Indian owners to lease the lands they receive in the distribution, but not to sell. That will be a matter for legisla tion years hence, when the government shall have become satisfied that the Indians are capable of holding their own with the white man. Inspection of Animals. Washington, Feb. 2.—The bureau of animal industry, a division of the de partment of agriculture, inspected the prodigious number of 35,917,479 meat producing animals during the last fiscal year. Of these. 23,275,739 were in spected at or for slaughter houses, ami 12.(541,740 in stock yard:-, whence they went to the established abattoirs of other places, or else in the posses sion of buyers. The number was made up of 7.529.523 cattle, 314,84(5 calves, 6, 318,284 sheep and 21,754,820 hogs. The figures given are of living animals, ready for slaughter, but last year there were also inspections, officially known as “post-mortem,” numbering 18,883, 275, The law covers animals slaugh tered or to be slaughtered in the coun try for sale through the channels either of foreign or interstate com merce. That the inspection is not merely perfunctory is shown by an other set of facts. Last year the “ante mortem" inspections alone showed that there bad been condemned as unfit for food. 22,353 cattle. 2.837 calves. 13,225 sheep and 50,981 hogs, making a total of 89,899 animals. These were marked with a condemnation tag. In regard to the 28,275,789 inspections, it is noted that these represent nearly the same number of animals, but as to the 12,(511,740 inspected outside of abattoirs, there must be some deduc tions, as the inspection is made at the scales and the animals may change h'lll/lc covopmI i T1CT 4471 each occasion, and thus must pass the inspector more than once. I!ut the total of different animals inspected must still be enormous. Receipts Below Expenditures. Washington. Feb. 3.—The treasury figures for the month of January, which ended Saturday, still show u deficiency in revenues. The receipts for the month have fallen S3,923,7711.95 below the expenditures. DISTASTE FEE TO CLEVELAND. Th® Anglo-American Treaty Reported as Not Satisfactory to the President. New York. Feb. 2. —The Herald this morning prints a lengthy special from Washington, in the course of which it says: it can be assured upon high au thority that the Anglo-American treaty as amended bv the senate committee ; on foreign relation is highly objec tionable to the administration, if the treaty in its present amended shape is ratified by the senate it will not bw proclaimed during the present admin istration here, or during Lord Salis bury’s incumbency n» <»»Hcc in Kauland. MORTON'S SUCCESSOR NAMED, Kx-CougrcKHiuan Wilson, of Iowa, Will B® (Secretary of Agriculture. Washington, Feb. 2.—Ex-Congress man James Wilson, of Iowa, has writ ten to friends in Washington confirm ing the report that he had been tendered the office of secretary of agriculture in the next adminis tration and that lie had accepted. ■Senator Allison and Senator Gear are among those who have received this information. Mr. Wilson is professor ot agriculture in the Iowa agricultural college and director of the government experiment station at Arnos, [a. Shot from AinbtiKh. CmcAOo, Fel). 2.—J. N. Mitchell and v\ . S. W erth, clerks in the freight de partment of the W abash railroad were probably fatally shot by unknown as sailants at the corner of Twelfth street and Michigan avenue at three o'clock this morning. Mitchell and Worth were on their way home. The police believe that the motive for the shoot ing was revenge. Robbery was not at tempted. An Indian Scares a Child to Death. Guthrie, Ok.. Feb. 2.—In Washita county Long Hair caught his wife talking to Jack Hull Bear, her former husband, knocked her down, beat her and jumped on her face. Her sick child died from fright. The Indians declare Long Hair guilty of the mur der of th*' child and threaten to burn him at the stake unless lie is punished. Public Debt Statement. Washington, Feb. 2.—The debt state ment issued to-day shows a net in crease in the public debt less cash in the treasury during January of $15, 078,735. Total cash in the treasury. $858,553,410. KANSAS LEGISLATURE. The ItesubmisMon Resolution Brought from Committee Rills Introduced. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 2.—The house of representatives killed the adverse re port of the temperance committee on the resolution for the resubmission of the prohibition question, and the reso lution will be printed and discussed upon the floor. 1 In' house also by an overwhelming vote, upon motion of Barkley, indefi nit* !y postponed Campbell's senate concurrent resolution to “instruct’’ the Kansas .-■*•: a tors and representa tives in congress 1o oppose the retire ment-of the greenbacks and the issu anee of bonds and to offer no factious opposition to republican tariff legis lation. The resolution was defeated because the republicans “showed fight’’ and the populist.- were unwilling to waste a day in useless discussion. The following bills were intro duced in the house: To regulate the state inspection of grain by providing that the state inspector shall be paid 82,000 per annum and the deputies by fees for inspection; to es tablish a state normal school at La Crosse, to authorize the formation of co-operative insurance companies, and providing that seven or more people in any county in the state may form a co operative company for any kind of in surance. nmaiTED jjv inm iu;i:nts. Another Train Destroyed and Many Span iard* Killed Near Cleee. Key West, Fla., Feb. 2.—Friday one of lien. Wevler’s supply trains was dynamited on the railroad near Cicze, north of Cienfuegos. Two bombs were exploded under the engine and four under the train, being fired by elec tricity as the train was crossing a trestle. The engine was blown apart and nil the cars were splintered and .rolled over the trestle into the ditch, the fall completing what the dynamite had left undone. Out of the guard of 100 ;-o',dices on it. 45 were instantly killed or terri bly injured. The others surrendered as a force of 200 Cubans appeared. The train was looted, the insurgents securing- a small piece of artillery that Gen Weyler had just ordered from Havana. After securing all the pro visions and ammunition the curs were t I ».« t Itv <1. U*l\ Jl/I l.’VJUVJ.*- ‘ V l v »v and the Cuban captain sent Weyier a box of sweet bread with a polite note. The captain of this Cuban band was an American named llurke from In diana. ea t Euoad i.!■:<; isr>.\t:ox. Many Western ! tntes Almost Orttill* to<*ilt I'HWi'.ffertrid l reiijlit Truffle llnten. Kansas City. Mo.. Feb. Hostile railroad legislation in nearly all of t he western granger states daring the present sessions of the legislatures is almost, certains Mud work is being done among Hit* legislators, not only to bring about the adoption of a law fixing the minimum passenger fare at two cents a mile, but also to secure a material reduction in the rates for the transportation of grain.In the Missouri. Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas legisla tures the pot is boiling and committees are already engaged in giving hearings to the various parties interested. Sev eral bills to regulate passenger and freight rates are ready to be intro duced in the Illinois legislature. THEY M'KKK DESTITUTE. Poverty Drove .John Sxyszka and Ills Wife to Hnldilr In Chicatfo. Chioaoo, Feb. 2.—John Szyszkn and wife, living at 148 West Chicago av enue, decided this afternoon to commit suicide. The husband secured some poison and after mixing it gave it to his wife. She drank it and died a few minutes later. He then took the poison and when discovered was un conscious. He cannot recover. It is known that the couple have been in destitute circumstances for some time and poverty is the only apparent rea son for their tracne death A COAT'S PRANKS. He Doubles Up Four Policemen Oul of Fourteen and Is Still at Large. CIGARETTES OR SUICIDE. A Kansas City Young Man Who Cannot Live Without the “I.lttlo Coffin Nalls”— Sixteen Wives anil Nine teen Children. Chicago, Feb. 2.—A Pacific avenue goat routed the inmates of a Sherman street tenement house yesterday, and Officers Muleahy and Rogers, of the Harrison street station, were called. In the first shock of the encounter Muleahy was prostrated, and Rogers was impelled down stairs. The goat started down stairs, but Rogers de ceived the animal by feigning inani tion. The goat started back to attend to Muleahy, who showed signs of re covery, and Rogers concealed him self in a snowdrift. Muleahy was driven out of the house, and Rogers being unable to endure the cold and again showing himself, was projected deeper into the drift than before. Mul eahy sent in a riot call and a dozen ad ditional policemen secured the animal and took him to the station, where he wriggled loose, sent one officer into the snow and doubled another up with a blotv in the stomach. Rogers disap peared around a corner. The goat re turned home and is still at large, but Opt. Koch states that the animal must be killed. Cigarettes or Suicide. Kansas (Try, Mo.. Feb. 2.—James P. M inn. 21 years old. a tinner, living at 2382 Monroe avenue, attempted to kill 1 . t 1 A* 1 „ . . A t 1 - i I _ _ 1 1 .1 Mtiuooil. I ti.-’L » 'V.VUUCK lie et/uili not quit smoking cigarettes. 1 le drank an ounce of laudanum and when dis covered this morniug by his father he was almost dead. Winn is a light huired, blue-eyed man < " small stature. For years he has been an inveterate cigarette smoker. Being told by physicians whom he consulted that the habit would soon kill him, he decided to quit the use of cigarettes. On Christ mas morning he made a firm resolution to that effect, but he soon discovered that the desire for the ‘‘little coffin nails" was not so easily withstood. He felt he could not give them up. no matter how hard he tried, and the fail ure made him despondent. He told his friends that if he failed to keep his j resolution he would kill 1 unself. Sixteen Wives tuid Nineteen Children. Sjiekmax, Tex.. Feb. 3.—Thomas Rowe, aged 20 years, said to be the father of 19 children and the husband j of 10 women, all supposed to be living, has furnished a list of the women that he lias married and deserted. lie knows that the statute of limitation will save him from indictment for bigamy, after serving the four years’ sentence. _ CONGItPSSIOXAI, PItOCPKDINGS. The General Arbitration Treaty I'rjiurU'd in tlio Senate—Knot)up ISiiMiiiras in Ho lt nest*. Washington. Feb. —Immediately after (be senate convened at noon Mr. Sherman moved an executive session. ( stating that it would require but a short time. When the doors were closed lie reported the general treaty of arbitration. After the report was made Mr. Sherman asked that in asmuch as the text of the con vention had been made public, the injunction of secrecy be removed from the text of the amendments, but Senator Morgan objected and the re quest was denied. No attempt was made to arrange a time for the consid t-j u uiuii ircttby uui uii^y bii lii" said about debating it in open session. The senate made short work of the treaty negotiated with Japan. Hills to provide for the revision and I codification of the criminal and penal I laws of tlie United States and to con solidate the circuit and district courts of the United States were introduced and referred to the judiciary commit tee. A message from the president with a report from the secretary of state giv ing the information called for by a senate resolution as to the arrest and condemnation in Cuba of Jules Sari gid lly. an American citizen, was laid before the senate and referred to the committee on foreign relations. At two p. in, the Nicaragua canal bill was taken up as unfinished business. business in the house to-day was opened by calls of committees for rou tine business and much of this kind of matter possessing only local interest was disposed of. When the committee on interstate and foreign commerce was reached Mr. Sherman called up the “anti-sealpers" bill. The question of consideration being raised the house refused to consider the hill. WILL VETO IT. The President Will Send Hack the Immi gration Measure with a Message. Chicago. Feb. 2.—The News’ Wash ington special says: “President Cleve land has determined to veto the immi gration bill passed by congress. He told Senator Palmer of his intentions and the chief executive will accoua pany the veto with a strong message pointing out the alleged eccentricities of the bill.' The president is very bit j ter in his denunciation of the immigra I tion bill." IgHUmt Samlny AmistMicns. Kan.-as City, Mo., Feb. 2. Sunday baseball and theatrical per forma aces were discussed by the clergymen of this city to-day. A resolution was passed heartily indorsing the bill re I cently introduced in the legislature ! prohibiting baseball on Sunday. The ministers decided that the bill should be ; mended so as to prohibit theatrical p< nances as well a-, baseball on Be, . my.__ • tabbed In Frer-ftir-.VU right. (b’TJiniK, Ok.. Feb. 3. A school meot in;::t Him Grove broke up in a Iree for-uii light, in which Jesse Rains was fatally stabbed. Joseph Armatugv is el., igod with the. stabbing, and is held i :e e Stillwater jail, aw aiting tile re t>uU.» of llain's injuries. lTBIJC UKI1T OF KANSAS. ICx-State Aariltdr l! ;,iid:nil!« Shown That It Ik Ini! n Small Fmctinn of the Total Value. Tofkka. Knn., Feb. 2. F. I. Rone brake, |>ri sident of the Central nation al bank of Topeka, has prepared, nt the request of eastern parties, a state | ment of the public indebtedness of Kansas, meaning the indebtedness of the state, counties, cities, townships and school districts. The statement shows an aggregate indebtedness on Jtine JO, IS90, of $85,501,073. At the same time there was in the several sink ing funds $970,634. Deducting this amount from the first would show a total pffblic indebtedness of $34,522,989. Mr. Ronebrake also shows the resources of Tho fiivnhli' nrnni'rfv n u fixed by the state board of equalization for the year ended .Juue 30, 180(5, is 8321.2US,038. Kansas property is assessed at from 25 to 53 per cent, of its true value. Ac ceptiug the assessment of 180(5 as true value, the public indebtedness of Kan sas equals 10 7-10 per cent, of its tax able property. On a basis of the as sessment being one-third of true value the per cent, of public indebtedness will equal 3.57 per cent, of true value. HIXK GETS SOME DATA. Diifttclil Gives Him I’ointx on the Mix nourf-Kuiinax llotmriary Line. Washington, Feb. 2.—Representative blue, of Kansas, has just received from Gen. Duflleld. superintendent of the coast and geodetic survey, some addi tional data on the disputed boundary line between Kansas and Mis souri. The matter secured by Col. blue reems to bear out liis contention that the boundary line be tween the two states was, through an error, placed too far west, thus giv ing Missouri a little more territory than it is entitled to. If the claim should be sustained the counties of Jackson, Cass, Rates. Vernon. Burton and Jasper, in Missouri, would lose each several hundreds of acres of val uable lands. DECLARED A FORGERY. I Muj. McKinley Said Not to llavo Written a I’rolext Again*! the Inaujfrml Dili. Canton. O., Feb. 2.—A great many paper*; have within the last few days printed what purported to be a letter from Maj. McKinley to the committee in charge of the inauguration ball at Washington, in which he is made to enter u protest against the, expenditure of money for the ball and to advise the committee to devote to charity the funds raised for inaugural cereuumiea. The letter is denounced as a forgery. Many Appointed, hut Few Continued. Washington, Feb. 2.—The terms of Alice of 14 presidential postmasters, scattered about the country, expire during February. There are no large offices in the list. There are over 200 nominations of postmasters on the presidential class now pending in tho senate. Most of these are recess ap pointments. About 200 of these nomi tions have been submitted so far dur ing the session, and about 87 acted upon. A large number of them will bo left unacted upon by this congress, leaving the appointments to the next adminis tration. Seven Lives Lost in Fires. New York. Feb. 2.—During the early hours of yesterday, two tires oc curred in Hoboken, N. J., which re sulted in the loss of seven lives. Many poor people were made homeless and | had narrow escapes for their lives. | The tires occurred in different parts of ' t he city, and one of them, at least, is I believed to have been of incendiary j irigiu. The first tire started in the ! three-story frame building at DO Ncw ; urk street. There a mother and five • j children lost their lives. At the other I lire a little girl was burned to death. M«• KI»ley'* Anterlean- Suit. Wll.UAMSj'onr. I'a., Feb. 2.—The wool growers of Washington county. I’a.. are now having manufactured ! cloth from 280 pounds of fine wool and from this cloth a suit of clothes will be j made as a present for Mr. McKinley to ; be worn on the day of his inauguration. | The president-elect’s private secretary, j in reply to a letter, says that M r. McKin ' ley will he more than delighted to wear ' h suit that will show his partiality for i hii American product. IS IIE TAYLOR? Opinion Divided at Carrollton as to the Murderer’s Capture. DYNAMITE USED ON A BANK. Tint Kcst-nt im-iit of Some the Mo tive A .Iriilonn Ixjver’n Crime- l.lfe Term for u Murderer—An Iowa ItauU l.ooted, — t'AKHoi.LTON, Mo., Feb. 3.—Opinion ; here is much divided ns to whether the man arrested at Hanford, Cal., is George Taylor, the Meeks murderer. Certain it is that the telegraphed descriptions do not fit Taylor. The man arrested is described as five feet six inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds and with bluck eyes,while Tay | lor is five feet eleven inches tall, weighed when lie escaped about 180 i pounds and hud dark blue eyes. It is | known, however, that the Taylors once 1 lived in California and that relatives I live there now and that Albert Taylor went west after the escape, presum ably to meet the fugitive. 14. F. bant;. | who caused the arrest, was an old resi 1 dent of binn county anti was subpoe | ant'd at the trial but did not testify. Oynnnilte Used on » Hunk. i I oi.i.i ija ysuit no. Pa.. Feb. 3.—Early this morning dynamite was place under the front door of the bank building lately occupied by the firm of Gardner, Morrow it Co., private bankers, in the center of the business portion of the town, and then set off. The explosion shattered the windows of every struc i ture on the square and the report ! was hoard in till the surrounding j towns. The bank door was burst open I and the entire floor torn up, but no damage wns done t<» T.lie hank vault or the books. The work was done while the night watchman war. at the other end of tlie block. Resentment of some depositor is the supposed motive. The bank failed last September. An as signee was appointed and it was found that the assets were humfiicient to pay 20 per cent, of the indebtedness. The police think they have a clew. * A Jmloui Lover’s Crime. Chicago, Feb. 2. MissOllicSullivan, 18 years old. was shot and probably fatally wounded by Frank Lauer, at her home 2130 Irving avenue, at one o’clock this morning. Lauer. who was a devoted admirer of Miss Sullivan, ob jected to the attention of other young men. and the shooting was the result of a jealous quarrel. Lauer lied from the house, but some hours later com mitted suicide by shoot ing himself in the lsead. Ilis dead body was found lying in the street at the corner of Ber teau and Ashland avenues at nine o’clock this morning. > Life Term for n Triple Murderer. Akhon. O., Fob. 2.—Romulus Cotell, who killed Alvin Stone and wife and Ira Stillson at Tulmadge last March, was allowed to plead guilty of murder in the second degree to-day. Judge Kohler at once sentenced him to life imprisonment at hard labor. Cotell was found guilty in the first trial and sentenced to be banged N'ovcmb r a. An Iowa Hank Looted by llurgl.-tr*. Ottumwa. In.. Feb. 2.—Bradley’s bank at Eldon was entered by burglars at three'o’clock this morning, the safe blown open with uitro-glyeerinc and all the funds taken. The tdMcers re fuse to state how much was taken, but usually kept between 85,000 and - -.n o ! on hand. The burglars escaped with a stolen team and buggy. Til K UKK1JIT MYKTKM. Tlw National Association of Credit Men Cushing »lie Matter. i i V V1 - 1. n mi . liui ti i n. j.— x in. iiiwvcmriui i reform the credit system now in vogue in the commercial world is meet ing with considerable support. The National Association of Credit Men lias been pushing the matter. Local credit men have received u lengthy circular setting forth the work being done, which ends in this manner: “We should like to propose three questions to the credit men of this nation: Are you satisfied with present credit con ditions? Can you. acting individually, effect the same potential factor in a united movement? Are you willing to support the National Association of Credit Men in carrying <>vit the desires and ambitions for which it stands, and which so adequately re presents your own sentiments?" Suicide to Ks ip* Lynching. UocKi'oui), 111.. Feb. 2. -In terror from apprehension that a mob would storm the jail and lynch him. Alva Ames, a carpenter, aged about 45. com mitted suicide in his cell in the jail this morning, lie made a noose out of his shirt and hanged himself to a bunk in his cell. Last Saturday Ames was ar rested charged with assaulting his lb year-old daughter. Snow Fall* Throughout Texas. Dam. an, Tex., Feb. 2.—Saturday night and yesterday morning snow fell over north, east and west Texas, vary ing in depth from three to twelve inches. The weather has moderated within the past few days and the snow is rapidly disappearing. Crops are un injured.