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VOLUME I. MENA, ARK., WEDNESDAY, MARCH io i8q7, ~ ~
----- - ' NUMBER 28. BOILER explodes. 0ri3 Man Killed and Another Badly In jured at an Oil Well. buggy and train collide. A Curd Gr.itin Knd» !n Murder—Negroes Bestcn By Whlteesvis— County Ofilrera BeiifeiM ed—Hurt l>y a Train—Child Burned—Farmer Crushed. Pit" iUiruGM, Pn., March 9.—Gallery junction, on the Pittsburgh & Western yailroa'L was shaken by a boiler ex p!o.-iun at 1:60 this morning. John Dunlap, an old driller, was killed and diaries McKeever was badly injured. The explosion occurred at an oil well on the Staples farm. The engine house, derrick and machinery were all de molished, fragments of wreckage be in* thrown a quarter of a mile. Dun lap is a widower and leaves four chil dren who reside at West Key, Ind. Hugsry and Train Collide. ftAhKSBUKG, 111., March 9.—Two Swedes, Carl Nelson and John Carlson, drove on the Chicago, Burlington it Rainey tracks at Altona Saturday sight in front of an eastbound Strcator extra. The rig was thrown 100 yards and both men were fatally injured. Seism died yesterday afternoon at three o’clock and Carlson’s life is de jpoired of. The horse fell on the north main track in front of the westbound passenger train, which was flagged in time to prevent a wreck. A Caul (jump Emin in Murder. Rockyfouo, Ga., March 9. —From Garnett comes the news of a riotous outcome to a gambling bout, in which one man was killed and five others wounded. The scene was at the Mill llatr«*n ( Yi wnrU ivhnvn nlnvnf tie employes engaged in card playing. Ail were armed with pistols, so that when a couple of the players quarreled the whole party appealed to their hip pockets and then the firing was general. Negroes I’.etUcn by Whitecap*. SruBOJB, Ky.. March 9.—Three ■egroes named Barnhill, Jones and Simpson were brought here last night almost in a dying condition, from the effects of a visit by whitecaps at Rock Springs, Webster county. Another negro was badly beaten. The three brought here were shot and whipped also. The negroes nt, Rock Springs were warned ten days ago to leave, bat refused to heed the warning. Kmbcrzlinjj County Officer* Sentenced. iLvttVTlJiK. Ind.. March ft.—Auditor ; Frank Borst and ex-Treasurer It. H. j Siwvel pleaded guilty to-day to em bezzlement of county funds and were sentenced to five years each by Judge Adair. This makes three of the J)eKalb j ecnnty officials who have pleaded J guilty to embezzlement of a portion of j $»i ,000 which has been stolen in the past few years. lioth l<rj,rs Cut <)!7. Kvansvili.b, Ind., March 9.—.lohn P. j Walker, chief clerk in the auditor's o&ceof the Air Line railroad at Louis mile, had both legs cut off below the knee,at the Air Line depot in this city. Be had come down to spend Sunday with Iris family', and in his haste to leave the train jumped while it was in moLon and fell under it. Children Killed by a Train, Tcnui.; Haute, lad-, March A—Ella Parker, aged 15, and Robert Parker, aged 12, sister and brother, were struck by the fast Knickerbocker on the Big Four yesterday afternoon and killed. They were on a tre-tle west of the Wabash river, watching the high water. A woman who was with them saved h f f till...,. A Sick Child Incinerated. Bivauve, N. J., March 9.—By the *pset.ting of a lamp the home of Elihu •kcd, with its contents, was complete 7 destroyed by lire and his four-year Jj“ daughter was burned to death. •Several members of the family were *bo badly burned. Voting Farmer t'runhed to Death. Bamsey, 111., March 9,—Henry Nail, *^ell to do young farmer, living three Sole* east of here, was bracing the second floor of his bam, which was ®avily laden with corn. The floor PTe way and fell upon him, crushing to death. KANSAS I,EG ISLAT1JKE. 11<>n,e Krtsues the Congressional Ap portlonment and Other 11111b. °w.k \, Kan., Marcli 9.—The house j^sed, to t<> 96, the bill to reapportion kict^ ° into eight congressional dis Th« house passed, 0(1 to 27, the hill create a state text-boolc commission o provide for state uniformity. passed, 83 to 1, Helm’s sen oin to convert the buildings at the state G. A. It. reunion rid n< S 'n*J° a hospital and home for •'An and orphans of old soldiers. ,'ile a°Ds® also passed Wallace’s bill ir f \ a ^ax two mills on each dol ar ? tvixa.k>le property by townsliips , - protection and making town ^ leers boards of fire eommission »*** Hl" wife and Himself. q. ?AS ClTV’ Mo., Mnrch 9.—Jeal *** Hus F. Noriing. assistant y ? •' F r on the Kansas City Times, ^lQ-p ti !**** wife, Stella, and liimself * this morning. Both are at the city hospital, but neither can recover. The shooting occurred in Hattie Allen’s disorderly house at 007 Main street. Norling shot his wife and, when she fell to the floor, apparently dead, he placed the pistol to his own head and sent a bullet into his brain. Mlt.S. HKECHEK DEAD, The Widow of tin- Eminent Brooklyn IJJ v5l,e I Away at the ABe of y*. Stamford, Conn., March 0.—Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher died at 10:32 this morning. She was 84 years of age. maiden name was °Eunlce ” h,t0 B«hard. She was born at West Sutton, idu-s.s., in August, 1312, the daughter of Dr Bullard. She met Henry Ward Beecher In 1830, MKS. HENRY WARD RKEC1IER. when he was a student at Amherst. Mr. Beecher was 17 and she 18 years of age when they wore engaged. The time for the wed ding was set after his ordination. Au gust 8, 1837, they were married. The fol lowing September he took his bride west, where he had accepted a charge at Lawrence ville, Ind. By sewing Mrs. Beecher added to her husband’s meager salary of $390 per year. A few years afterward they went to Indianapo lis. After eight years’ residence in Indianapo lis Mr. Beecher was called to Plymouth church, Brooklyn. Soon after their arrival Mrs. Beecher wrote a small book relating to their western trials. Up to her husband’s death she acted as his secretary and managed his business affairs. MANY office seekers. TU© White House Crowded with Aspirant* Ttadr pujipm’wru. Washington, March 9.—The rush to the white house this morning was participated in principally by those in tent on placing the question of the ofiices and other matters before the president. The people at the outer doors were told that the president would hold a public reception at three o’clock, and this had the effect of keep ing back the general crowds. The president was at his desk at nine o’clock, after he had seen his venerable mother off for a trip to Mount Vernon. • One of the early callers was Col. John Hay, who is most spoken of for ambassador to (Jreat Britain. lie had a brief talk with the president and then gave way to Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, who saw the president for the first time since his return from Eu rope. The call lasted 15 minutes, and is understood to haw given opportu nity for a brief talk on Mr. Wolcott’s mission. THE SiSSATN SESSION. Senator liaviH Friiie* the Arbitration Treaty I'p. Washington, March 9.—The senate assembled at noon end as soon as Fri day's journal was read a me - .age in writing from the president of the United States was presented by Mr. I’mden, one of his secretaries. The senate then proceeded lo the consider ation of executive litt-iness. At one p. uu the senate adjourned until Wednes day. During the executive session of the senate Senator Davis moved to refer the Arbitration treaty between the United states and (ireat Britain, which is now on the table, hack to the committee on \ i i irn «o!m ! 11 iti i t ■ ufotli ov ’tM t h tin. ■ r-> .O - - ponding amendments. This action was taken without opposition. .Missouri LittiU Dial. Union Tree, Mo., March 9.—The Cordz-Fisher Lumber Co., of IJirch Tree, has purchased the Joe Fisher tract of pine land, 25,000 acres, lying south of IJirch tree, for 8100,000. Half of the land lies in Shannon county and the other half in Oregon county. There is great rejoicing over the pur chase in IJirch Tree, as it insures the operation of the Cordz-Fisher sawmill plant at IJirch Tree for the next 20 years at least. Block of Stores Destroyed. Elsbkiiuy, .Mo., March 9.—A frame block of business buildings, including the Central hotel, Foster’s saloon, Mast’s confectionery store and pool ball and several vacant stores and warerooms, was destroyed by fire at an early hour yesterday morning at Winfield, 12 miles south of here, en tailing a heavy loss, with only small insurance on the hotel building. The jrigin of the fire is a mystery. A Joke Klitl In a Death. Plattsbuho, Mo., March 9.—Hugh Hall, living seven miles south of here, and others tried to frighten C. C. Howies on his way home Saturday aight, when Howies stabbed Hall dead. Bowles claims self defense. He gave himself up and is held awaiting pre liminary examination. State License for Peddlers. Jefferson City, Mo., March 9.—The bouse passed a bill requiring all ped llers to pay a state license ranging [rum §10 to §25 each six months. STRIKE TROUBLE. Plasterers and Mod-Carriers Want the Old Scale of Prices in Chicago. COLONISTS FOR COLORADO. l*l:m* to Nettle the South Platte Valley with Farmers New York Press Censorship —The 1*1 ngfoe Plan to lie Tried in Philadelphia. Chicago. March O.—The number of plasterers anti hod-carriers who went out on strike this morning against a reduction of wages was not as large as expected, owing to the fact that a number of contractors repudiated the orders of the E ..ploying Plasterers' association and agreed to continue paying the scale of wages demanded by the laborers and plasterers. Ac cording to the most autht ntie figures obtainable t.h< "Trouble affects only 000 men. Five huildred oi the e are labor ers and 400 plasterers. The contractors who have agreed to pay the union scale employ about 300 men, which wiil leave flOOTdle workmen. This number will be materially decreased, it is said, during the day. Officers of the strik ing organizations said to-day that they had no fear of the outcome and that they had expected the trouble would be all over in a day or two. The scale which the employing plasterers' asso ciation wished the men to sign provides that the plasterers' wages shall be re duced from S3.50 to $2dj0.. per day and the laborers from §2.20 to §1.75. (.oloiiUI* for a Colorado Valley. Denvkk, Col.. March 9.—Hacked by the management of the Gulf railway, the Colorado Colony Co., Which has its headquarters in Omaha, Neb., has mapped out elaborate plans to settle fr.lif* SmifL 1*1 nt.fr ■fu I’mnvc I the coining spring and early summer. An advance party of colonists arrived yesterday, in charge of II. liuvia. president and general manager, and E. A. Harris, secretary-treasurer of the Colorado Colony Co. New York I’rens Censorship. Albany, N. Y., March 0. — Senator Ellsworth’s bill to prevent newspapers and other publications from printing the pictures of individuals without their consent will have a hearing Wednesday afternoon before the codes committee of the legislature. Senator Grady says no hearing will prevent the passage of the bill and it is intimated in certain quarters thai.it will pass and be signed by tlu gm’fcmor at a very early date, both organizations be ing in favor of it. Flngree Plan in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, March 9. —Dr. Thomas S. K. Morton is at the head of a move ment to inaugurate the I’ingree potato patch scheme in Philadelphia. The mere publication of the first steps in the matter have brought out numer ous appeals for space and also many offers of assistance and support. It is expected that 1,000 acre* of vacant lots will be offered for use. ti:k powfp.s Grevro Koplirw Firmly to F.urope's Demands for Withdrawal of Troops. London, March 9. —The jvply of Greece to the identical not: s of the powers delivered at Athens last Tues day and insisting upon the withdrawal of the Greek troops from Crete and of tile Greek licet from Cretan wafers was received here at noon. It is concilia tory in tone, fully recognizing the aims of the powers. It offers to with draw the Greek licet from Cretan " uuvq ‘1UV j ' UlUU^ lii.Ll/ it is impossible to withdraw the Greek troops from the island of Crete, it will offer to place them under the Control of the powers to restore order, and it meets the statement about the Cretans really preferring autonomy by suggesting that the Cretans be allowed to choose their own government by an election. A cabinet council was immediately held, after which the marquis of Salisbury went to Windsor to consult the queen. There was great animation at the for eign oliice, nearly every ambassador calling during the day. A IliiiiKlnR- Kill Vetoed. Jf.ffkuson Crry, Mo., March 9.—Gov. Stephens sent the penitentiary hang ing bill hack to the senate with his veto and a long message explaining his reasons. In it he said: *•! think the enactment of this bill into a law would increase alarmingly the num ber of executions annually in Missouri. Many jurors would vote to inflict the death penalty if the execution is to be in the state prison, while they would vote against inflicting it if the execu tion was to he in their own county.” Oscar Wilde to (.'Imitue His Name. London, March 9.—Oscar Wilde, who will be liberated next month, will set tle iu I‘assy, France, and resume his literary work under an assumed name. The managing editor of a Paris paper, who was and remains an admirer of Wilde's literary work, is ready to ac cept prose or poetry from him. Texas Cattlemen Meet. San Antonio, Tex., March 9.—It is estimated that 5,000 stockmen and cat tlemen are here to attend the Texas Live Stock association’s annual conven- i tion and these visitors represent about 4,000,000 cattle valued nt over $:.o ooo - 000. _ AN EXTRA President McKinley Call* the rifty-Mfth <.'onpreis v<i>r<*ther ii-i >•<•:» i.v Washington, Maivh 0.—Late Satur day afternoon President McKinley is sued vhe e blowing proclamation, call ing the Fifty-Fifth congress in extra session March 15: By the president of tho United States of America.—A Proclamation: Wh«reas. public Interests require that the congress of the United States should be con vened in extra session at Id o'clock on the 15th tiny of March. 1S)7. to receive such communica tion :.s may be mode by the executive. New, therefore, I. William McKinley, presi dent of the United States of America, do here by proclaim ; n:l declare that an extraordinary occasion requires the congress of the United States to convene in extra session at the cap- I itol in the city cf Washington, on the 15th day of March, 1S97, at 12 o'clock noou, of which ail I persons who shall at that time be catltl 1 to j act as members thereof are hereby required to ' take notice. Given under my hand and tho seal of the j United States, at Washington the sixth day of March in the year of our L ;*.*<!, one thousand eight hundred and tr'n •: v-oven, and of th.* in dependence of the IT.* *otl States, the onu hun dred and tweaty-livs: \Viu.u,m fvUKi.M.r.Y. By the President, John : herxn.m. Secretary ! of State. economy ti;:: vy a tv rnvouo. -i President McKinley and Speaker Reed Will Work Together to f.iuilt Appropriation*. Washington. March At the con ference. between President McKinley and Speaker Roe*1 Saturday there is said to have been u full and frank in terchange of views, and an agreement that every effort, should be made to limit appropriations as far as possible to the acknowledged necessities of the government. Mr. Heed’s attitude upon this question was potential in the last congress in preventing the incorpora tion in the money bills of a large num ber of items with which they were af terwards loaded in the senate. It is _1.1 1 i 1 i i 1 nr* • I uuuciotuim viici v UHL- it'puuuutu lUitJUr ity in the next house will very early understand that rigid economy is to be the watchword of the pmseul admin istration. AFRAID OF WEYLER. Soon or Thin Return to Spain He Would Proclaim a Republic iri Havana. Madrid. March 9.—A very troubled condition of affairs prevails in Spain. The most acute distress is being experi enced, the Carliats are showing unmis takable activity, there is further alarming news from the Philippine islands and the government is disgust ed with the performances of Weyler in Cuba, but they dare not recall him. In this connection a . startling explanation of the inaction of the government is hinted at. Ac cording- to the rumors circulating here, the reasons why Weyler is not recalled are, firstly, because he is a pronounced republican; secondly, because, it is in timated that, sooner than return to Spain in disgrace, he would proclaim a republic in Havana. NO WINK WILL BE FSE:i). President itud Mrs. McKinley Banish Liquor from the White House Dinners. Washino ton,March 9.—Thatno wine will b ■ served at. the white house dur ing the present administration was in dicated by the dinner tendered to her young relatives by .Mrs. McKinley Fri day evening. The dinner was quite an elaborate affair, vet the only liquids served were mineral waters. In this decision Mrs. McKinley will follow lntr family custom of many year ;. The president is a consistant abstainer and has ever obeyed the Scriptural injunc tion. During the recent campaign, al though many noted statesmen were' guests at the McKinley home and i i ic 1i»i I ♦ ! ; j > irii.ril . * 4 11 . > in-i Ifiwc /m 5 _ sine, no wines were served. A DEFIANT FAItMEIt. Barricades Himself, aiul with Guns and lings Ho Warns Officers Away. Kankakrk, 111., March 9.— John R. Wright. a farmer, living between here and Momence, is holding the fort against constables and deputy sheriffs, who are anxious to see him on business. IVright is heav ily armed, having supplied himself with repeating rifles, revolvers and a knife, lie is reinforced by two of the most vicious hounds in Kankakee county. The dogs keep all visitors away from the property and serve as excellent pickets. Wright has informed all persons that he will not be taken alive and warns all officers to keep away from his premises. A Family Exterminated hy Measles. Toia-ca. 111., March 9.—One of the saddest events iu the history of this county is the death of an entire fam ily, the las; member expiring yester day. The Palmer family, consisting of four brothers, Thomas, aged 31; Wil liam, ST; Edward, SI. and Silas, 10,. lived on their farm just outside the city limits. Each of them was taken with the measles and all died within a week. Three of them were buried the same day. __■ King of Safe Illowers. Kansas Crrv, Mo.. March 9.—Patrick Clancy and James 11. Uriffin, alias the “Denver Kid,” a pair of expert safe blowers and all round thieves, who have made their bows to the police officials in all parts of the world, were arrested by detectives in this city last night. Clancy is 72 years old und is the king of safe blowers. THE PATRON All Appointments Will 3e Few Untii the Tariff Question is Settled. TO FORCE TARIFF ACTION Republican Leaden. Will N„t l,er the- A* preprint Ion TSIIIh IS.- Passed by the Reuse Until the Senate Has Voted on the Tariff mil. Washington, March 9.—The presi dent talked long and freely to n friend about both patronage ami legislation. He intends to go slowly in the matter of appointments. For a week or tea days there will be very few uominu tions sent to the senate. After that changes will take place gradually ia the assistant secretaryships of the de partment and bureau others. These changes will be so gradual as to cause no friction or Interruption iu the con duct of public business. Home of the ..lost important diplomatic posi tions will he tilled curly. The bulk of the patronage will wait upon the tariu’ legislation. The president said, in so many words, that he docs not iut r.nl to take up the distribution of the con sulships until after the tariff bill is passed by the senate. lie will make the appointments of postmasters and other federal officers as commission., expire, not earlier. This may betaken as authoritative information of the ad ministration’s policy on patronage. The appointments will he few until the tariff legislation is out of tht s \ 4. .. At . • a • ,» • • vw on'., vvumi’t iutuui in run* gress the president talked earnestly. He wants the new tariff to go into ef fect at the earliest possible date, and he desires to Bee coupled with it pro visions which will, so far as possible, prevent importers from anticipating the advance of duties and rushing in goods to escape it. The president even discussed a temporary restriction on the bonding privilege to meet the at tempted evasion of increased duties. I’Inn to Fnr.T Tariff Action, t* asiii\(ito:«. March l>.—The repub lican leaders of the house propost: to force action by th • senate upon the now tariff bill. The appropriation bills, which tailed in the last congress, will not bo reported to and passed by the house until the senate has voted on the tariff bill. In the meantime the present appropriations will be ex- } tended as often as nay be necessary through the diiu.lorine.Ns of the senate. In whis way it is cal culated that if the senate should get into a snare, an I obstructive tactics should be resorted to in that body, public clamor would become so great that action would have to be taken. The tariff bill is now almost ready for the house. Lk a.sonnble time will be given for dt-bab when it is pre sented. Probably two weeks may be taken up. Then it will be brought to a vote and passed. Every hour spent by the senate in disc;-. sion, beyond the time taken in the house, is to be charged up against that body as inter ior nee with the public interest. When the house meets on March 15 it is c;;p eted that the bill will be presented. it will then have to be referred, as a matter of for mality. to the ways and mean-, commit tee. This may be on the .same, day, as it is expected I hat only < me day will be o« oupiedin the organization of the house, and that Speaker Keed will appoint the ways and means committer im mediately. The measure will then have to Dt* consiuercu uy me luncomnu cujc. for the democrats, it must be remem bered. have had no part in the wo:-!; of framing the measure. Two or thre. days will probably lx* regarded an suf ficient time to allot them and it is an ticipated that by March -JO the bill will be reported to the house. LEKDY SIGNS BILLS. Kanafti' Governor Approves8es rr.il W rn>. urrit Passed try Both Houses of the Lefcis Jat ure. Toi’KKA, Kan., March 9.-tlov. Lreuy tliis morning signed the following bills: Appropriation for the bust of Charles Robinson, first governor of Kansas; distributing 811,430 ‘-recip rocal tax” insurance fund among the fire departments of the state; com pelling street car companies to pro vide vestibules for cars; making di vorces harder to secure by providing for the competency of husband and wife to testify in a divorce case. Eloper* Outwit tin: Girl’s Brothers. Cartiiage, Mo., March 0,—-E<1 M. Penn, manager of the CHi/.-ns' Lum ber Co., of Webb City, and .Miss ilessie Miller, of that place, eloped to Car thage yesterday and were married at the home of a friend by Rev. J. W Stewart. The bride's brothers were watching the electric cars to prevent the elopement, but they made the trip in a carriage, nearly killing one of their horses._ To Suf Swlnlia'f* Boudiiwu. Jeffkbsox City, Mo., March 9. In the house Rubey, of Macon, introduced a resolution instructing the attorney general to bring suit against the bond companies which agreed to secure the state against lo-»s by reason of the effort to move the capital to Scdalm. The bond was 315,090.