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THE MENA WEEKLY STAR
(Successor to the New Era Established 1883, Consolidated June 1, 1897.) VOLUME II. MENA, ARK., WEDNESDAY, November 3 1897. NUMBER 13. RESULT OF THE ELECTION. TAMMANY WINS IN NEW YORK. —STATE GOES DEHOCRAT1C. Republicans Win In Ohio and Fus ionlsts in Nebraska.—Kentucky Goes Democratic.—Kansas is Yet Doubtful. I Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 3.—(Special Telegram to Star.) Van Wick, Tam many candidate for mayor of Greater New York was elected ..by eighty-six thousand over Seth Low, the citizens union candidate, who stood next high The democrats have carried New York state. Bushnell, republican probably elect- j ed governor of Ohio by ten to twenty thousand. Legislature in doubt but Senator Hanna claims it. Fusion ticket of democrats and pop «• . _ • _ XT ^ 1 . Li 1 40 l.l TTUU *44 41 V l/i U.JHU J vvm twenty thousand. Kentucky went democratic by six to ten thousand. Iowa elects a republican ticket by sixteen to thirty thousand. No reliable report from Kansas on judges and county officers as yet. _ TRAGEDY DDE TO CARDS. Two Men Have a Quarrel Over a Game and One Gets Shot. Tulsa, I. T., Nov. 3.--Jim Castler shot and killed William P. Brown at the house of Henry Gilmore, four miles northwest of Skiatook, in the Osage nation, near the Cherokee line. There had been a wedding at the house, and after the guests had retired these two men engaged in a game of cards. They had a difference, and fought all over the room with stove wood and other weapons until parted by those who had been attracted to the scene. Cast ler went to a house a short distance away and procured a Winchester. Re turning, he fired upon Brown, the ball entering below the left eye and killing him instantly. WATCHING EUR CHRISTS COMING. Seventh-Day Adventists Think the Ap pointed Time Is Nigh. Battle Cheek, Mich., Nov. 3.—The Seventh-Day Adventists of this city are excited over the prophesied com ing of Christ. They have received a special communication from Mrs. White, the “prophetess,” that the time for the application of the parable of Luke xiv., 16-23, is now due, anti they are commanded to go out into the highways and hedges and give the “last call to supper.” Under this im pulse the principal street corners are occupied and saloons invaded by en thusiastic gospelers every night. The I town of 13,000 people has over 6.000 | residents of that faith. Condition of Kansas National Hanks. Washington. Nov. 3.—The following statement shows the condition of na tional banks in Kansas at the close of business October 5: Loans and dis counts, 813,032,112; United States bonds to secure circulation, ©3,.5iu,»ou; town specie, 81,488,740; legal tender notes, $70(5,704; capital stock paid iu, $8,567, 100; surplus funds, $1,390,339; individ ual deposits, $19,187,549; average re serve held, 40.19 per cent. To Build an Electric Line. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 3.—The Kansas City-Leavenworth Electric Railway, Rower & Alining company, with a cap ital stock of $0,000,000 and general of fice.-. iii Leavenworth, was granted a charter yesterday. One of the pur poses fur which the company is formed, as set out in its charter, is to build and operate a railroad from Kansas City to Atchison, by way of Kansas City, Kan., and Leavenworth. A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. Officer Who Had Captured a Desperado Ac cidentally Killed. Warsaw, Mo., Nov. 3.—Yesterday Constables Reeves and Griffin brought here Emory Norman, who killed. Creed Moore in Benton county and detieu the officers for a time, but was finally forced to surrender. Late last night as the two men were returning home they became cold and stopped to make a tire. In getting out of the buggy Reeves’ revolver fell out of his pocket and it was discharged, shooting Griffin through (he neck, ■ .using death in an hour. Firemen Seriously Burned. Philadelphia, Nov. 3.—During the Progress of a fire at Bornot's dyeing and scouring establishment a large ean of benzine exploded. Thirteen hremen were so seriously burned that they had to be taken to a hospital. It is feared that some of them may lose their eyesight. EMPLOJMfiXT HUKKAU. Hacli (ioorl AccomplUlied by the One E» tablished by the State Labor Commin •loner of Mlnnourl. St. Louis, Nor. 3.—The free state employment bureau, recently inaugu rated by Labor Commissioner Rozelle, has accomplished some good work during the last month in the way of finding remunerative employment for those out of work. William Apder son, who has the bureau in charge, yesterday prepared a statistical sum mary of the work accomplished dur ing October. There were 787 demands for employes, of which 521 desired male help, while the remaining 266 were for females. Situations were secured for 606 persons, of whom 283 were males and 223 were females. The success of the free employment bureau more than exceeded the expectations of Mr. Rozelle. It has met with favor in the eyes of the employer and em ploye alike and serves to bring them together in an effective, rapid and sat isfactory manner. As a relief to the unemployed who were imposed upon by the fake labor bureaus it has ac complished a world of good. No bet ter tribute to its efficacy could be found than in the fact that six of the bureaus where a fee of $1 to $2 was charged have been compelled to close tneir business and resort to other methods of making a livelihood. Ap plications for work are still far in ex cess of the demand for labor. THEOSOI’HIST IN A SCANDAL, Henry B. Foulke Under Arrest In Massa chusetts, Accused of Grave Misdeeds. Chicago, Nov. 8.—A special to the Record from Onset Hay, Mass., says: “The arrest and casting into jail of Henry B. Foulke, who has posed as the leader of tlieosophists and spiritual ists of this country, has revealed an appalling condition of affairs. The charge against Foulke is made by agents of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil dren, who avow that their investiga tions of a month past warrant the ar rest of at least 50 others of the new cult here and they say that warrants will be applied for at once. Mine. Ann Odelia Disdebar, his associate in the management of the head quarters of the cult, spent the greater part of the night and morning trying to secure bail, but without suc cess. Thursday was the date set for the trial of Foulke. Sometime ago theosophists renounced Foulke and re fused to have anything to do with his beliefs or his claims to leadership. Since then he has been w'orking with Mme. Disdebar and other spiritualists to organize a new cult. WRECKED ON A TRESTLE. A Mixed Train on the Warsaw Koad de railed—Engineer Miller Killed. Waksaw, Mo., Nov. 3.—The mixed passenger and freight train on the Se dalia, Warsaw & Southwestern rail road was wrecked at the trestle three miles north of here at about 12 o’clock to-day The first freight car jumped the track near the center of the a ai • ii... _—:„ ... .1 lltiitU.., uimu^ uiv v luc utiu eight freight, baggage and pas senger ears from the highest point of the trestle, which is about 40 feet above the ground. The engineer jumped to the right and the fireman to the left. The train fell to the right and the engine fell on the engineer, John A. Miner, killing him instantly. One leg of the fireman, Charles Mc Comas, was broken. Fred Schweet man, of Lincoln, Mo., whose head was injured, was the only passenger hurt, the other passengers escaping by jumping. __ AN EXPENSIVE JOKE. A Man Mulcted In S1.000 Because He Made Another Man Crazy. Fort Dodgk, ia., Nov. 3.—Judgment was rendered in the district court against Thomas Reedy for $1,000 for playing a practical joke on Randolph Reynolds. In the winter of 1805 Reedy, for a joke, induced Ralph to go to the railroad tracks to see the body of a man supposed to have been killed, when the corpse, which was really the hired man, Allen Johnson, jumped up in his winding sheet and chased him until he was frantic with fear. He be came insane that day and after being three times at the insane hospital he is pronounced incurable. Part of the jury wanted to assess Reedy $7,000, but i they finally settled on $1,000. Reedy is a wealthy farmer living ncarGowrie and the Reynolds family are near neighbors.___ LovdrluK to It© Court-Martialed. Washington, Nov. 3.-When the president returns, a court-martial will 1 be ordered to try Capt. Lovering, the officer who has recently been subjected ! to a court of inquiry at Fort Sheridan j for alleged abuse of Private Hammond. ! Considerable importance attaches to I the trial, and army circles arc mter | ested. __ Extensive Drought Broken. Chicago, Nov. 3.-Absence of ram for nearly three months in many sec tions of Illinois, causing great fears for the grain crops of 1808, has been atoned for by a continuous downpour i lasting -4 hours. From all over Illi nois. northern Indiana and Ohio come reports of steady rain. Small Foundation for the Recent Wild Reports from Colorado. A KENTUCKY ELECTION RIOT Balleta Fly Thick and Fast at Frankfort, Ky.—A Farmer-Tries to Catch a Hone and la Fatally Kicked. Denver, Col., Nov. 8.—A special to the News from Fort Duchesne, Utah, says: Reports received here, whioh. If true—and from their souroe there can be no doubt of their reliability—oonflrm the bellof expressed here that there was not much. If any, foundation for the wild reports In circulation regarding kill ing and burning by the Indiana These reports also state that the only story with any founda tion whatever for truth wu9 that a white cou | rler had been fired upon. Owing to the high state of excitement this was probably magni fied to an alarming extent The only trouble apprehended here was that the arrival of two wounded squaws would incite the Indians, but they have arrived and the agency is as quiet as usual, except for the walling of the relatives of the dead and wouuded. Dr. Reamer, the agency physician, met the wounded near the agency and reports that upon examination of the wounds he finds the one with the shat lereu arm in a very critical condition, owing to blood poisoning. The other will, in all prob ability, recover. The Indians are impressed with the belief that the cowboys were the ones connected with the killing at Thompson's and not the game wardens. Flection Hiot In Kentucky. Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 3.— Ben Mar shall and other democratic political workers started about midnight to the i country with a load of negroes. Frank Egbert, a fireman of this place, or ganized a band and started in pursuit. As Marshall and John Smith were re turning from the country Egbert tired, wounding Smith, probably fatally. Marshall recognized Egbert. Mar shall’s friends and the friends of Smith armed themselves and from 12 till one o’clock 50 men were located in various parts of the town, commissioned by County Judge Williams as deputy sheriffs. At 1:45 o’clock Egbert came down Main street with Walter Coins, both brandishing their revolvers. Eg bert began firing and Deputy Sheriff Deakiu fell mortally wounded. In stantly 50 shots were fired and Egbert was riddled with bullets. Walter Coins fell close by Egbert. A Fatal Kick. Mound City, Mo., Nov. 3.—A most lamentable death occurred near this city yesterday, a young farmer named John Martin, living seven miles north of here, being the victim. Martin went to his pasture to catch a horse to ride to church. The animal was somewhat fiery, and as Martin approached it kicked him directly over the heart. Martin gave one or two gasps and fell dead. __ STATE IIOIIE FOR IDIOTS. The Matter Doing Agitated In Missouri to Katablixli Sueh an Institution. St. Louis, Nov. 3.—An effort will probably be made to establish a state home for epileptics and idiots in Mis souri. Secretary of State Lesueur has interested himself in the matter and may head a movement to bring the matter strongly before the next gen i eral assembly. Prominent physicians | deplore the fact that no institution of mis cnaraeter inainuuneu oy me puo lic now exists anywhere west of the Missouri river, ami insists that the care of such unfortunates is eminently within the proper scope of public charity. Rev. John C. Illg, of this city, has been appointed superintendent of the new branch at St. Charles of the Emmaus Home for Epileptics and Idi ots. He is a firm believer in a state in stitution for such people, and is agita ting the matter. A GOOD INDIAN DEAD. — Demis® of Hattlste Uayhylle, Chief of the Pawnees, Known as “the Peacemaker.** Pawnee, Ok., Nov. 3.—Battiste Bay hylle, principal chief of the Pawnee Indians, is dead at the age of 70. Chief Uayhylle left a family of five daughters and two sons. His estate was bequeathed to his family with the exception of his son Wil liam. who was cut off as an undutiful child. ; Chief Uayhylle was a progressive, prosperous man. and took a leading part In the affairs of : his tribe. After the treaty of 1858, and while ; his tribe was in Nebraska, he left them and went to St. Louts. In 18H0 he was appointed as government interpreter and returned to the far west. He was with his tribe when the flrst resident agent was sent to the Pawnees in Ne braska, they being hostile at that time. A plan to massacre the agent and his family was ' successfully defeated by this champion of the j principles of humanity, from which act he de rived the title "the Peacemaker." It is the re quest of the Skedea chiefs that the son Louis be Inaugurated as chief in his father's stead. Louis was educated at Carlisle. Hannibal & Nt. Jo® Strike. Brookfield, Mo., Nov. 3.—The ma chinists in the employ of the Hannibal & St. Joseph railway refused to go to work yesterday morning. Heretofore the men have been working by the hour, but a notice was put up in the shops that hereafter the machinists would be paid according to a piece work schedule. This was objected to by the men. Six Churches I'nite in a Revival. McPherson, Kan.. Nov. 3. —- Six churches of this place have united in a revival service conducted by Rev. A. E. Thompson, [of Ohio. The evangelist will not allow the number of conver sions to be reported. He takes no col lections until the time comes to close the meetings. BMOU) m MURDER. Tragic Result of a F*sd Hstwssn Two Farmers Near Warsaw, Mo. Sedai.ia, Mo., Nov. 8.—Particulars were learned here yesterday of a mur der which was committed 13 miles south of Warsaw, Benton county. Creed Moore was passing by Emery Norman's house, when, without warn ing, Norman opened the door and fired npon Moore with a shotgun at a dis tance of 30 yards, shooting him in the i right side with five buckshot. After Moore fell he drew his revolver, but was too weak to take aim. He died two houra later. The oause of the shooting dates back to a lawsuit last spring, which has caused 111 feeling ever since. Norman, together with his brother, are at their father’s home and say they will not be takan alive. CAPITAL OF KANSAS BANKS. Interesting Statistics Furnished Upon Re quest of the National Monetary Commis sion. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 8.—In response to a request of the monetary commis sion appointed by President McKinley, Deputy Bank Commissioner Semplo has prepared a statement showing the ennit.n.1 iznt.inn nt k'nimuh st.iitj. kunka It shows that there are 118 bauks with $10,000 capital or less; 69 with capital between 810,000 and 830,000; 50 between 820,000 and 830,000; 5 between 830,000 and $40,000; 25 between 840,000 and 850, 000; 2 between $50,000 and 860,000; 1 of 865,000; 5 between 870,000 and 880,000; 3 of 8100,000 and l of 8350,000. The combined capital of the 279state bauks aggregates 86,015,293.17. NO BEHL’Y EKOM BLANCO. Insurgents In Cuba Need Kxpect No Quar ter from the New Captain Ueneral. Havana, Nov. 3.—Gen. lllanco has issued the following proclamation to the inhabitants of Cuba: I am again among you, with good will and a sincere desire to serve the general welfare and to establish a lasting peace, i shall follow a broad policy in my endeavor to restore frater nity among all of Cuba’s inhabitants. I nm sincere in my intention to inaugurate a new government policy, the object of which will bo to secure and preserve peace. I hope you will ull salute and embrace the Spanish fiag, throwing aside all party preju dices and discarding alliance with those who are staining the country with blood. Clemency awaits all who observe the laws, but, however regretable it may be, I shall vigorously tight those who obstinately or ungratefully continue to carry on war. DRUGGISTS AND LIQUOR. Kansas City Court, of Appeals Decides a Case of (ireat Interest to the Trade. Kanhas City, Mo., Nov. 8.—In the case of «T. M. Ilale, of Platte county, Mo., the Kansas City court of appeals held that a druggist cannot 6ell intox icating liquors of any kind, on pre scriptions written by himself, without violating the law for the dispensing of liquors in quantities of less than four gallons except for medi cal purposes. The court held that the sale of a bottle of beer by a druggist, even though he be a practicing phy sician and prescribe it for one of his customers, was a violation of the law, THE COLLEGE MAY BOLT. Relations Between Princeton and Presby terian Synods Strained. Princeton, N. J., Nov. 3.—The dis cussion over Princeton inn, the con sequent condemnation of Princeton university and several of its pro fessors by various presbyteries and synods throughout the country, and the action taken by Rev. Shields in announcing that he would sever his connections with the Presbyterian church, has caused a breach between the university and the church, which is now believed to be rapidly approach ing an open rupture. A Labor Temple for Chleugo, Chicago, Nov. 3.—Chicago is to have a “Labor temple.” The question has been discussed for several months, and the movement finally has crystallized into a plan for immediate action. It is proposed to raise the necessary funds bv nonular subsnrint.inn anil smnii per capita assessments. It is estimated j that 8500,000 could bo raised within five years by the unions alone. There are no fewer than 125,000 trades unionists in Chicago. A per capita tax of ten cents a month w'ould raise 8150,000 a year. Their Privilege* CiirtitlirH. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 8.—The Kan sas City court of appeals yesterday decided that freight conductors or brakemen have no right to forcibly eject even trespassers from their trains. The decision was rendered in an opinion artirming a judgment of 81,000 secured by Lewis Brennan against the Santa Ke in the Carroll county circuit court. Brennan was a tramp who was thrown off a train and lost an arm. A Postal ( tors t ut« Ilia Throat, Atchison, Kan., Nov. 3.—William W'illiams, a postal clerk, committed suicide here by cutting his throat with a razor. Domestic trouble was tne cause. 1’inconning, Mich., was visited by a destructive fire on the 2d. Buildings on noth sides of the street for three blocks were wiped out. Loss, 800,000, CHICAGO TEMPLE. The National W. C. T. U. Discusses Mrs. Carse's Report. DECISION AS TO EXPERTS. The Illinois Supreme Court Rale* That Professionals Mast Testify When Mawe~ nioned—A Flying Machine—T* Wheel to the Klondike. Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 3.—From ttwo o’clock until 7:80 o’clock yesterday afternoon the delegates to the na tional W. C. T. U. held a continuous session behind closed doors and dis cussed with much warmth the report of Mrs. Matilda H. Carse of the Chi cago temple. Miss Harah G. Johnson, financial secretary of the temple, pre sented her report, of which the fol lowing is an abstract: Balance on hand November 1, 1890, $34,139; amounts re ceived In gifts November 1, 1896, to Oc tober 18, 1897, $14,810; interest, $33.89; notes, $500; total, $38,464; various ex penditures, $9,703. Mrs. Katherine Lente Stevenson, of Massachusetts, one of a committee re cently sent to Chicago to investigate the temple matter along with the other atliliated interests of the union, reported that the income of the temple, if It was entirely rented, would be $175,000 a year. Its anuuai expenses, including interest, would be $135,000. About one-fourth of the building had been unrented last year and about one-third this vear. Then came a resolution offered orig inally by Mrs. Marion H. Dunham, of Iowa, pledging support in the work of raising the money. After passing through a series of amendments and codifications it was adopted as follows: That, In view of tho pledge of the support of our leader and from tho fact that Mrs ('arse has 1123,000 pledged, with promises of 1200,000, we pledge our support and co-operation to se cure 1300,000, to bo given Miss Dow as custodian to hold until she shall have enough money to retire the bonds Miss Frunces E. Willard was to-day re-elected president of the National W. C. T. U. legal Decision as to Experts. St’HiNOfiki.I), 111., Nov. 3. — Dr. J. N. Dixon, of this city, was called as an expert witness in a personal injury case against the city, refused to testify un less he was first paid a reasonable fee for this service, claiming that his pro fessional opinion was his own property and could not be taken away front him except by due process of law, as pro vided in the state constitution. Judge Creighton ruled against him and fined him for contempt of court The court held that this professional knowledge was not property within the meaning of the constitution and that in the ex ercise of the right of the court to sum mons witnesses and compel them to testify, no distinction could be made between kinds of knowledge. To make such a distinction would defeat the ends of justice. The case was ap pealed and yesterday the finding of Judge Creighton was upheld by the supreme court. A Farmer's Flying Machine. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 3.—Charles Haas, a young farmer living near Tecum.seh in this county, has designed a strange looking piece of machinery out of which he evolves a perfect flying ma chine. His machine will fly short dis tances and several times has carried an empty barrel 250 feet into the air. Haas took a bird for his model, having studied the movement of hawks and crows about the farm. Ills machine is ten feet long and six feet wide. He intends to build a larger one carrying a little engine to give motion to the wings. The farmers of ,Shawnee coun ty do not believe in flying machines, but tbe Haas machine goes high m the air and stays there. To Wheel to the Klondike. Chicago, Nov. 3.—J. A. Briegel left the corner of Washington and La Salle streets at nine o’clock this morn ing on his bicycle, bound for the Klon dike by way of El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, Wash. A large crowd congregated to watch tbe man start on his long journey. Ills wheel with its outfit weighs 60 pounds. He is an honorably discharged United States soldier and is well acquainted with the country through which he will have to pedal after leaving St. Louis. He expects to reach Seattle about the middle of February. MKTHOIUHT CONI' KKMNCKH. AhhIjcookmiU of HUhnpn of tlio Church In Miuuurl anil Kantian. Bai.timoue, Md., Nov. 8.—Before ad journing their semi-annual session the bishops of the Methodist Episcopal church arranged the programme for the visitations to the spring confer ences. In Missouri and Kansas they are as follows: St. Louis conference!, at Springfield, Mo., March 9, Bishop 11. W. Warren, presiding; Missouri conference, at Hannibal, March 16, Bishop Warren; Kansas conference, at Lawrence, March 2, Bishop Cranston; South Kansas, at Ottawa, March 9, Bishop Cranston; Southwest Kansas, at Lyons, March 16, Bishop Cranston; Northwest Kansas, at Minneapolis, March 23, Bishop Cranston.