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mm VOLUME II. MENA, ARK., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1897. NUMBER 10. I i RAGPICKERS OUT. Refusal to Recognize the Union Causes 3,000 to Quit Work. * WHAT A HIGH DIVER DID. K. I*. Sheedy Jumps Off the Louisville Bridge, n Distance of 108 Feet —No Big Beer War for Chicago—Ag - gravated by Saloon Crimes. New York, Oct. 20.—The latest and most novel development in the contin uous series of labor troubles on the east side is the strike of 3,000 ragpick ers in the employ of Kaplan & Gross- j i man. The cause of the trouble is » : demand for higher wages aud the re fusal of the firm to recognize the forma tion of a union. Five thousand more ; threaten to follow suit. What a High Diver Did. Louisville, Kv., Oct. 20. — K. P. f Sheedy, the high diver, leaped from j| the Louisville and Jeffersonville bridge icinto the Ohio river this morning, a jg distance of 10X feet, lie made the jump a at the request of a number of friends, pile was not injured in the least and, Ewhen pulled into a boat that was wait ing, said that he would leap from the ^ K tallest tower on the bridge Saturday. II P H irl Tint, nro tin riot* nr n t • > mnrn t U a r>. ! three feet. No Big Brer War for Chicago. Chicago, Oct. 20.—The Chicago and Mil waukee Brewers’ association has j decided that the so-called pool, the ex istence of which was endangered, would be maintained for the present and the price of beer would not be al lowed to go any lower than 84 a bar rel. Aggravated l»y Crimes. | St. Louis, Oct. 20.—Aggravated by the number of crimes committed in saloons on Sunday, Col. Johnson, pro secuting attorney, has notified the po lice depart meat to arrest all saloon keepers who open their places to sell intoxicating liquor on the Sabbath. TIIKV WANT IT KllEK. Citizen* «>r Atchison Bring Snlt to Test the Value of Alleged Watered Stock. !. Topeka. Kan., Oct. 20.—Proceedings In quo warranto were instituted in the supreme court yesterday to annul the charter of the Chicago & Atchison Bridge company ami declare the bridge ;.$fcr<>ss the Missouri river at Atchison a public bridge for all except railroad purposes. The proceeding is brought in the name of the state on the reln l«j§on of L. C. Boyle, attorney general, but the real fight will be made by the ■*—..-City of Atchison. When the bridge was built the company issued stock to the amount of $1.000,000, of which the city of Atchison took 8100,0)), giving K its bonds, worth par, for it. The com pany also issued 81.200,000 bonds, but atfterward canceled 8200,000. It is al leged now that the bridge cost only |50o,000 and the Atchison people con tend that the city is the only bona fide stockholder connected with the trans Hl&tiori. WANT (> It KEN BACKS RETIRED. The Monetary Cnmiiilanlon Deride* on the Almndonment of Treasury Note*. Washington, Oct. 20. — During last week considerable progress was made by the national monetary commission here in disposing of some of the smaller questions preliminary to getting to wQi'kmpon the body of the report. No conclusions have been reached on any of.the larger questions, save that it is M nearly certain that the commission will recommend the retirement of green backs; but the manner of their retire ment is entirely in the air. i Klomly Street Flcht In Kentucky. La witKXt'Kitruti. Ivy., Oct. 20. — I'urvis ! MoOitughey was shot in the head and I Burt Kayes had his skull crushed here I yesterday afternoon in a street battle between the former and the latter, as sisted by four brothers and an uncle. The trouble arose over 50 cents in a game of cards. The town was crowd ed, and much bloodshed was imminent atone time. All but the injured were lodged in jail. Burt Kayes is in a dan gero'n condition. McGaughey will j probably recover. A Woman >inokcr Iturncii to Death. CtiNroN, Mo.. Oct. 20.— Mrs. Tom A.dell, of North station, who had been ; shopping here yesterday, when out of ; town on her return lighted her pipe to ' smoke and her dress caught tire. She jumped out of her buggy and rolled in j the grass to extinguish the fire, but j her clothes all burned off. She got in j the buggy, drove to a neighbor's, got j some clothes, drove home and died in ; two|lours._ mt Apple; W Lnriilon. Tomsk a, Kan.. Oct. 20.—F. O. Coburn, secretary of the state board of agrieul I ture, pays five cars to be loaded with j Ben, Davis, Missouri pippins and Wil low Tv. ig apples are at Edwardsville, Wyandotte county. The fruit is to be shipped by the growers direct to Lon don. iFor this purpose the apples will ,£<$ packed in salt boxes, each to hold 4€> poun tin1 "Hattie of the Blue.” un., Get. 20.—The union survivors of the battle of the Blue, fought near Kansas City in 18t>4, will celebrate the 83d anniversary of the engagement October 22. George W. Veale, who cammanded at the battle, will preside. All surviving members of the old Second Kansas are also re quested to attend. MOST DIAllOLICAI,. A Father Suspected of Having Murdered 11U Three-Year-Old Daughter. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 20.—The Jour nal says: “The body of the little girl which was cast into the Missouri river with a great stone bound upon its chest, and which was uncovered by the receding waters at the mouth of the Blue Sunday, revealing a most cruel and shocking murder, has been identified as that of Cecile Bavine. She was nearly three years old. The mother, Mrs. Bavine, is employed in this city. The father, who is sus pected of the crime, lives some 15 miles up the Blue valley. He will be arrested if located by deputy marshals, who left for his home last night. They were also armed with warrants for the arrest of the grandmother and step-grandfather of the murdered child, with whom she was supposed by her mother to be safely housed. The murder was one of the most heartless and appalling crimes in the whole history of Jackson county. It was causeless and diabol ical in its character. Yesterday’s post mortem shows that the little one was probably bound and thrown into the river alive.” IMPORTANT RUl.ING. .ludgc Samuel Rlgg* Denldfa a Case of In terest to Rank Stockholders. Garnett, Kan., Oct. 20.—In the dis trict court here Judge Samuel Riggs made a most important ruling in the matter of liability of stockholders. In the case of Thomas Dowles against the Bank of Garnett, which failed two years ago, the plaintiff prayed that all creditors be enjoined from bringing suit against- any stockholder under the double liability law, but that the re ceiver be ordered to bring suit against stockholders to recover the statutory liability. Judge Riggs granted the in junction and stopped the creditors now suing to recover w hat they lost in the bank failure. If sustained the deci sion will revolutionize practice in re gard to recovery from stockholders by individual creditors and make the lia bility a part of the assets of the bank, to be equitably divided among depos itors. WEBSTER DAVIS’ REPORT. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Gives Figures from His Office. Washington, Oet. 20.—The annual report of Assistant Secretary of the Interior Webster Davis, after review ing the leading pension cases decided during the present administration and the decisions liberalizing the adjudica tion of the claims, summarizes the work of appeals in pensions and boun ty land eases during the last fiscal year as follows: Decisions sustaining the pension office, 3,084; reversing the pension office, 389; cases reconsidered by the pension office pending appeal, 327; appeals dismissed, 474; appeals pending on July 1, 1,742; of original appeals alone there were filed in July, 754; August, 4S9; September (and up to date), 884. HEAVY CHAIN SHIPMENT. In Three Months Receipts at Kaunas City Amounted to .'11,158 Cars. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 20.--Grain re ceipts at Kansas City from July 15 to October lt> have had an approximate value in this market of 812,475,845, the bulk of which lias been made up of wheat, corn having moved to market slowly. A total of 31,158 cars of grain lias been received during this period, of which 25,603 were of wheat, 4.310 of corn and 1,245 of oats. The 15,361,800 bushels of wheat sold on this market for an approximate average of 75 cents per bushel, or 811, 581,350; the 8,017,000 bushels of corn for approximately 23}^ cents per bush el, or 8708,095, and the 1,245,000 bushels of oats at approximately 20 cents, or 8245,000. _ IIEKY MK. M'NAIL. ^Underground” Inwuranee Companies Pay ing No Attention to His Pronuncla men to. Topeka, Kan,, Oct. 30.—Not a single one of the 67 insurance companies writing underground fire insurance in Kansas has heeded the recent warning of [State Insurance Commissioner Me Nall, to the extent of making application for license to do busi ness in the state. Some of them deny that they are doing business in Kansas at all, ' while others claim they have a perfect right to write insurance on Kansas risks in Kansas City, Mo. The officials cannot touch the companies, but they can cause the arrest of persons who are acting as agents in Kansas. Jnitpeeting the Soldiers' Home Treasury. LeaVKNwnimi, Kan., Oct. 20.—Col. E. F. Brown, inspector general of the national soldiers’ homes, is here to in spect the treasurer’s office at this home. , While no crookedness is charged, it Is said that the reports sent in from the office and from one of the Leavenworth depository banks do not correspond. MAIL MATTERS. Annual Report of Third Assistant Post master General Merritt. THE FRENCH EXPOSITION. American* lTrgc<l by I'onaul Monaghan to Make Effort* to Secure a Good •Showing of Exhibit* at Paris In 1UOO. WAnHixoTOJf, Oct. 20.—The annual report of Third Assistant Postmaster General John A. Merritt for the ilscal year just closed was made public last night. The postal revenue for the year was as follows: Ordinary postal revenue, $81,098,281; receipts from or dinary money order business, $907,181; revenue from all sources, $82,005,462. Expenditures were as follows: Actual amount of the expenditures for the postal service for the year ended June 30, 1897, which includes all made on account of the year up to three months after its close, $93,981,278; expendi tures on account of previous years, $295,954; total, $94,077,242; excess of expenditures over receipts, $11,411,779. The total number of postal cards is sued was 523,608,250. The weight of second-class mutter sent in the mails during the year, not including free matter within county of publication, was 810,058,155 pounds; postage col lected thereon, $3,100,581. Estimating that 15 per cent, of all second-class mail is sent free of postage within counties of publication, the total weight of the second-class matter mailed is estimated at over 182,740 tons. The arrangement made by Postmas ter General Bissell in 1894 for the man ufacture of postage stamps by the bureau of engraving and printing will expire June 30, 1898. Concerning this, Mr. Merritt says he has concluded that the post office department ought to have complete control over the manu facture and issue of its stamps. He says the post office department should have its own engraving and printing establishment for making its stamps, and its own vaults for their safe keep ing, and that these stamps should be issued by its own agents direct to post masters. and through its own exclusive machinery. Recommendation is made for the continuance of newspaper and periodi cal stamps. A significant recommend ation is one urging that prepayment in full of all mail matter be required hereafter. The report says that the department is, and has for years past been, suffering a heavy loss of revenue from the failure of postmasters to rate up and collect postage on first-class matter not fully prepaid. American Exhibits at Parle. Washington, Oct. 20.—Consul Mona ghan, at Chemnitz, Germany,in a report to the state department, urges Ameri cans to make every effort possible to secure a good exhibit at the Paris ex position in 1900. He shows what Ger many is doing in this direction, and says that German manufacturers are determined to have the best exhibit there. He says that Americans who have been to Leipsic and Brussels have gone back disappointed at the poor showing made by the United States. INDIANS AND HARD CIDER. Tlie Combination Terrorizes the Citizens of .Mill Creek, Ok_One Omul Indian. Wichita, Kan., Oct. 80.—A band of 35 Chickasaw Indians rode into Mill Creek, Ok., and broke into a cider mill. and all became intoxicated. The liquor made them all maniacs for the time toeing, and they shot their revolvers up the main streets and terrorized the citizens to such an extent that all the business men closed up their stores and went into hiding. Later in the day the Indians got to fighting among themselves. Luxy Lewis and Jonas McKinney had a shooting bee, and the latter shot Lewis through the head. Lewis only lived a few hours. “PEDIJLEB'* PALS1EK WINS. Dave Sullivan I* IJefmtted In a Hot Hattie In England London. Oct. 20. —“Peddler” Palmer, the bantamweight champion of En gland, and “Dave” Sullivan, of Bos ton, met at the National Sporting club at 110 pounds to compete for the ban tam championship of the world, a purse of $3,500 and a side bet of $1,000. The contest was won by Palmer in 20 rounds. After the contest it was as certained that Palmer had injured both hands during the 11th round, the right being practically useless. CUBANS BUYING ABMS. Agent* of ln*nrgents Kali! to Have Spent $•225,000 In St. Louis. St. Louis, Oct 20.—Three Cuban patriots, direct from the scene of the terrible struggle on their island, have been in St. Louis for the past 14 days procuring and shipping ammunition for their compatriots. One of them is authority for the statement that they have purchased and forwarded to a Texas port $225,000 worth of cartridges, dynamite, rifles, pistols and saddlery, intended for the insurgent army. RICH (JAM K PRESERVE. HIk Tract of l.an<1 Purchased! In Iron Coun ty, Mo., for That Purpose. St. Louis, Oct. 20.—Deeds were signed to-day completing the purchase of a 17,500-acre tract of land in Iron county, Mo., that is designed to form the greatest game preserve in the United States, with the exception of Yellowstone park. The purchaser is the Mountain & Lake Hunting &■ Fishing club, including in its member ship many well-known men of St. Louis. The tract selected is in the heart of the richest game regions in Missouri, in the beautiful Arcadia val ley, surrounded by the Ozark moun tains. At present it is traversed by country roads and the intention is to obtain permission from the legislature for the club to build a county road through the tract aud then fence in the preserve. The intention of the club is to present the preserve to the state at the expiration of 50 years, provided the permission for a county road can be obtained ami the plans of the club successfully carried out. Within 50 years, it it believed by members of the club, i the preserve will bo the most exten sive and the richest in game in the United States. TO PREVENT OVERFLOWS. Senatorial Committee Investigating Upper MlH»i«8lppl Source*. St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 20. —United SJ A „ 4- VT ~ 1 „ . e If! a _ * vuwwu u v/i in iuuv,nv/tu, and J. II. Ilerry, of Arkansas, arrived in the city yesterday, as the advance guard of the senatorial committee ap i pointed at the last session to investi : gate the sources of the Mississippi j river, in conjunction with the United I States army engineers, for the purpose of devising means to prevent the an nual Hoods and for the general im provement of the up-river country. The investigation will develop the ad visability of constructing canals to di vert the overflow, extending the reser voirs and using the surplus for general irrigation purposes, as well as for im proving the navigation of the river. MISSOURI BAPTISTS MEET. Editor K. W. Stephens, of the Columbia Herald, Elected Moderator to Succeed Dr. Yeaman. Mexico, Mo., Oct. 30. —The annual convention of the general association of Missouri Baptists opened this morn ing, when the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Moder ator, E. W. Stephens, editor of the ! Herald of Columbia; assistant moder ator, Judge N. M. Oivan, of llarrison ville; secretary, A. W. Payne, of the Central Haptist of St. Louis. Rev. Dr. Pope Yeaman, who had been mod erator for 30 years, made a feeling ad dress before retiring, claiming the dis tinction of being the only living ex moderator of Missouri. OVER 100 DEATHS. The Yellow Fever Mortuary Record of New Orleatm Growing Steady. New Oki.eanh, Oct 30.—Two over 100 deaths from yellow fever had been re ported up to ten o’clock to-day, while the number of new cases yesterday and to-day numbered 43. The quarantine system is still in effect, but is not very effective. Several cases ho ve been re ported in which patients were taken to the hospital in street cars. Currency is now being disinfected in the local banks. It is considered a medium for the transmission of germs. All Oklahoma Editor Ejected. i Klim, uk. , uci. i i l l i ( t*xt;iw5 ment was created at Cleveland, Ok., a small town on tlie Arkansas river, 4U miles east of here, when news reached there that Editor J. 11. Sloan, proprie tor of the Cleveland Bee, had been ejected from the Osage Indian nation by Col. II. 11. Freeman, the Indian agent of the Osages. Editor Sloan had severely scored Agent Freeman lately in his paper, which caused the Indian police and deputy marshals to bind the editor hand and foot and take him in a wagon to the Oklahoma line and throw him out. Now Hang Them la Fairs. Rome, Ga., Get. 30.— Reports from Somerville, 80 miles north of this place, state that two negroes named Penn and Hazleton, were lynched last night. The men were accused of arson and had been arrested by the sheriff and posse. While returning with their prisoners a masked mob over powered the officers and disappeared with the prisoners into the woods. Nothing has since been seen or heard of the two negroes. Good Thing for Santa Fe Employe*. Topeka, Kan., Oct. 20. —The books of Treasurer Wilder show that the Santa Fe Railroad company has paid out over 81,000,000 so far this month to employes. This is the largest amount ever paid out by the company in the same period of time. Yale to He Sued for Taxfm. New Haven, Conn., Oct. 20.—There is good authority for the statement that a suit for about 8400,000 is to be brought against Yale college during the month of November by the town of New Haven for the collection of taxes. PULLMAN DEAD. The Sleeping Car Magnate Succumbs to an Attack of Heart Disease. SHORT SKETCH OF HIS LIFE. One of Ilia Greatest Achievement* Waa the ( rentIon of an Ideal Town -Facta About the Pullman Palaca Car Company. Chicago, Oct. 80.—George M. Pull man, inventor of the sleeping car which bears his name, president of the Pullman Palace Car company and multi-millionaire, died suddenly at five o’clock this morning of angina pecto ris. After he left his office at five o’clock yesterday afternoon Mr. Pull man weut to his residence and re mained there all evening. He retired at his usual hour. About 4:30 o'clock thin morning he awoke and called his body servant to his bedside and spoke of feeling uncomfortable. Finally he re quested that the family physician, Dr. Hillings, be sent for. Before the doctor came Mr. Pullman became uncon scious. When Dr. Billings arrived at the house he applied restoratives but without avail and Mr. Pullman quietly passed away without regaining con sciousness. Mr. I'nllinnii’N Career Sketched. George M. Pullman was born in Chautauqua county. N. Y., In March. 1831. He was one of ten children, six of whom wore boys. As a boy he was noted for u desire to learn and a per sistence In prosecuting to success any under taking. Ho clerked a year for »4<), learned the trade of a cabinet maker with an elder brother; studied civil engineering und supported his widowed mother at 13; and many years later, when he had accumulated a fortune, he built for ,ier a palatial summer residence called “Castle Rost," among the rocks and woods on an Island of the St. Lawrence. Mr. Pullman came to Chicago la 1859 with a capital of ifl.000, and nt once took contracts for ; raising buildings. Under his direct supervision massive blocks of houses were literally lifted up live to seven feet without disturbing the oc cupants or Interfering with the usual routine of business. The world had witnessed nothing like It before. About this time Mr. Pullman was attracted j to Colorado by the gold discoveries and re mained there three years In civil engineering, i adding largely to his accumulations. On his | return to Chicago he invented the compara tively crude original of the present Pullman 1 car. The ear was im pro veil and the manufoc ! luring company of which Mr. Pullman was ' president grew until the year of the groat strike Its capital stock was 440,000.000, and it carried 13,000 men on Its pay roll In the various branches of employment. The annual product of Its shops was 113.not*.000 to 115,000,000, its in j come from rentals 41,500,000; the amount paid : for wages 57. <‘00,000. The average wages of | men employed, below general officers, mnna 1 gers and superintendents, were (000 a year. About 2.50) Pullman palace cars are In service ; under contracts, covering 125,000 miles of rail i road The 1H94 strike caused Mr. Pullman's reputu i tion to suffer because of the representations of the orlgnal strikers that his methods und the conduct of his town had been harsh und op pressive und it was also charged that, unlike many other multi-millionaires, he had never given much to charity. One of Mr. Pullman's greatest achievement)! was the creation of an ideal town, as the site of his stupendous manufactory, with ideal houses for llie workmen employed. He bait long believed that pleasant homes with beauti ful surroundings would be appreciated by w HinyuHTi, uiiu n un iu uiunc uit'iu U(UX tented. He decided to test the experiment. For this purpose the Pullman Land associa 1 tion, by George M. Pullman, president, bought a tract of 8,000 acres of prairie 1 land on the shore of Lake Calumet, about 18 miles from the business center of Chicago. The town of Pullman is marvelous In its complete toss and beauty; in providing the comforts and advantages of a city; in the entire avoidance of objectionable features as a place of residence. There is not a saloon in the town, which now has a population of more than 12,000, not a po j Hoe officer, a constable, a Justice of the peace, a court or Jail. Aside from the semi-paternal government by the company, every man gov erns himself. It Is a model community. The Pullman Laud association leasos the houses to ■ employes of the factory and others at a moder ate rental, including water and light. Mr. Pull man himself started the public library by giv ing .VMW volumes as a nucleus. The books are read by the mechanics and their families. Tho usual allurements of vice found in a city do not exist in this community. In the absence of sa loons men spend their evenings at home. in IW57 Harriet Sanger, daughter of J. Y. Sanger, of Ottawa, 111., was married to George M. Pullman. There are two daughters. Flor ence and Harriet, besides twin sons, Sanger and George M., Jr., now young men. TIIE ONLY ONE LEFT. Conductor Ferguson Held Kespoimlhle for the Santa Fe Wreck Near Emporia. Topeka, Kan., Oct. 80.—Alex Fer guson, the conductor who had charge of the Santa Fe train No. 1, which was wrecked near Emporia September 8, by a collision with the fast mail, was yes terday discharged from the service of the Santa Fe railway. The officials decided that the crew of No. 1 was re sponsible for the accident, having run past a signal to stop at Lang. Fergu son was the only responsible member of the crew not killed in the w’reek. For the Extension of Fort Leavenworth. Lkavenwoktii, Kan., Oct. 20.—Sena tor ltaker and a committee represent ing citizens of Leavenworth, called upon Mr. Micklejohn, assistant secre tary of war, and asked him to aid in getting two batteries stationed per manently at Fort Leavenworth, to buy more land to add to the reservation and to recommend the building of per manent artillery and other new quar ters. Mr. Micklejohn said that Fort Leavenworth is the handsomest mili tary post he has visited.