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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
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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
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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.

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