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VOLUME II. MENA, ARK., WEDNESDAY, November io 1897. NUMBER 13.
I ALDERMEN HISSED An Uproarious Scene in the Philadel phia Common Council. G0( )D ROA m CONVENTION. The Coming; Meeting: at St. Louis Expected to lte the Biggnt Gathering of the Kind Ever Held—The Mary land Senatorship. Philadelphia, Nov. 10.—Amid jeers, catcalls and hisses, which the police vainly endeavored to prevent, the com mon council of the city of Philadel phia yesterday voted to give away the most valuable property now owned by the city, namely the gas works, worth at least r 10,000,000. All day long the i:w men comprising the lower branch of the city legislature had sat in their chamber, while some of the members spoke bitterly against the proposed legislation. Finally Mr. Van Oaten arose and moved the pre vious question. The question being ordered, the roll was called and the vote-stood 78 to 5:1 to give away l'or 30 years this immense property. A scene of great confusion followed. “Shame,” some one in the gallery shouted, and there came iti a moment sueh storm of ju.-.v-h os had never been beard in the council chamber of I’hiind.iphm be for;■■ “ Bribe-takers. ’ >r-uu* “n.> sbontt'il. and tliis was fol lowed by cries of “robbers." “thieves” and “perjurers.'’ In vain President Hartman pounded his gavel on the desk-in an attempt to secure order. He finally called -u- -n the police and a dozen or more o:'ie ••..> ran into the gal .erics, but no sooner was one man ejected than others took up Sre cry. Many of the cou.icilmen who had voted for the meavarc were alarmed. They betook therm. Ires to the various ante-room-; and t - i loft he city l.a’.l. It v;-;,s over half an hour before the galleries could be cl- a red. vt’nr.imi for (HhmI KohI.a St. 1.' L’ts. Nov. td.—The meeting of the good roads state convention to be held in this city the latter part of the pres.-tit, month is expected to be the bigge- gathering of the kind yet held, and tile proceed! 11 a will be of interest, to ali ivho are concerned about good highways. It, is admitted that the chief drawback to securing good roads is a lack of revenue. County courts arc confined -to- very narrow limits by the constitution in the matter of levy ing road taxes, and on two occasions within the last 15 years a proposition to amend the constitution has been voted down. The meeting will endeavor to find some general plan for road improvement out side of the old method of relying upon the revenue. The plan is to work con victs on the public highway. Many advocates of good roads think that a law should be enacted compelling farmers and others who use heavy wagons to have them provided with wide tires, so as to prevent the cutting up of roads. A great multiplicity of suggestions will be offered at the con vention, as even the farmers do not agree very well am the subject of im proving the highways. One plan that has been tried in the east will be brought to the attention of the con vention. It consists of a steel bed of sufficient width to fit the wheels ol vehicles, and thus obviate the ueces sity of so much macadam being used. Many claims on behalf of this new plan have been made, but it has not yet invaded the west. The Maryland Benatorihlp. Bai.timokk, Mil., Nov. 10.—In the list of candidates for the United State! senate to succeed Mr. Gorman, a man whom some knowing politicians think , will carry off the honor is scarcely mentioned for the place. He is Charles J. Honaparte, the well-known Balti more lawyer and reformer, and grand nonhpw nf Nanoloon the Great. A few weeks ago, when the republican cam paign in Baltimore city was in serious sir ape because of no funds, Mr. Bona parte is said to have come to the res cue with the needed §25,000, after other senatorial aspirants had refused to put up a cent. Mr. Bonaparte is known to Irave the senatorial bee in his bonnet. He is no half-way man and the delivery of the money, it is relia bly stated, was made with the ex plicit understanding that the manage ment was to throw him its support foi the senatorsliip. Gov. Lowndes will be a big factor it the fight, despite the effort to belittli his boom. He will have five and prob ably six votes of Alleghany, three re spectively of Garrett, • a 1 vert and St Mary's and the vote of Senator Steven sou Archer Williams, of Harford. 1 hi governor has an immense patronage tc dispense, some 4,000 offices. All a ai' land appointments are for two years only and this will be a mighty lever in his behalf. _ WHITE MINERS EXCITED. The Announcement That Chinamen WU Supplant Them Regarded SeriouHy. Streatob, 111., NOV. 10.—The an nouncement that Chinamen "ou i placed in tne mines of the northern Illinois field has caused great excite* rnent here and a call has been issued for a full convention of the district, to be held Wednesday. In the meantime the various organizations will get together and take action. It is claimed that if the Chinamen are allowed to go to work here j and elsewhere it will only be a matter of time when mines employing that kind of labor will be able to un-! dersell those employing skilled hands, and thus the price will be again forced i down. The situation here is looked upon by business men as most serious. It means to Streator alone the dis placement of about 3,000 men. Spoils a Goioeu Wedding. Waterloo, la., Nov. 10.—After 40 years of married life, with every out ward appearance of happiness, Sarah Poyner has petitioned the district court to grant her a divorce from her husband, a wealthy farmer of this county. The plaintiff is 00 and the de fendant 78. TO AID IMMIGRANTS. Plan to Relieve the Government of Its Care of Incoming Foreigners. Washington, Nov. 10.—Senator Fair banks, of Indiana, has gone to New York for the purpose of making an in quiry as chairman of the committee on imtmLrratiou into the olans and nur poses of a company which was or ganized in that ci .y last year to re lieve the government of its care and responsibility concern! Q0, Th(> object of this organization is a mixture of business ami benevolence. It proposes to erect a building upon Ellis island, adjoining the immigrant depot, which shall be a hotel, hospital, j information bureau,forwarding agency : and land office, and combine all : other necessary aids ami agencies for i the benefit of the strangers within j our gates. So far as known here the com ; panv proposes to take charge of all im | migrants upon their arrival in New ! York, feed and shelter them at a nomi- ; ! nal cost as long as they wish to stay j under its protection, find them homes j and employment in such localities as i seem suitable to their condition and ! welfare, arrange for their transporta I tion and for the purchase of la nd if they ; have means—inshort, to stand between j immigrants who have no friends to look after them and the rest of the world. Bl'SHNKI.I, IN TDK RICE. Till* Ohio Governor Will Oppose tlie Re Election of Hanna for .Senator* Columbus, O., Nov. 10.—C. V. Harris, secretary of the democratic central committee, says that at a conference of democratic leaders of the state it was decided to pledge the votes of as many democratic members of the gen eral assembly as could be controlled to Gov. Bushnell for United States senator on condition that the govern or cou votes to make his election possible. The appearance of Gov. Bushnell in the field as a rival of Mark Hanna for the United States senatorship from Ohio was announced positively yester day in the Chicago Tribune (republic an). The governor does not deny his candidacy. It is believed the position of Gov. Bushnell has been reached since it has became apparent that Senator Hanna has but little, if any, majority on the popular legislative vote. One-third of the state has been heard from and Buslinelfis plurality over Chapman is 9,118, while the aggregate pluralities of the republican candidates for the legislature in the same counties are ! only 1,00*5.__ AN IMPORTANT RULING. Federal Judge .Jackson Upholds Provisions of the Civil Service Law. M abitnsbubg, W. Va., Nov. 10. — Judge John J. Jackson handed down a deci sion which holds that transfer cannot be made with trial, under the civil service law, because it is equivalent to removal. Jackson insists that the ap pointment of a man to a federal posi tion under the civil service law gives him a right in equity to the place j which he is not forced to surrender, save for cause. Judge Jackson re marks in his document that the leav ing of discretionary powers in the i hands of the heads of departments makes the civil service a dead letter. He remarks that there is no doubt the 1 civil service law is entirely constitu tional. His second finding is that con gress has never delegated to the presi dent and the commission legisla tive power._ A New lllumlnant UiHcovered. Washington, Nov. 10.—Consul Dues ter at Crefeld, Germany, reports to the state department a discovery made , there which, it is said, revolutionizes the methods of illumination. It is an incandescent gas. A single jet of ordinary size can emit a light of much more than 1,000 candle power and fine print can be read at a distance of 100 feet. The inventor says the cost for a light of 1,500 candle power is only 4>tf l cents per nour, while that for Hi ordi nary electric light of 400 caudle power ! is 14 cents per hour. i ( INDIAN SCHOOLS. Annual Report of Commissioner Jonent on the Nation’s Wards. THE UNCOMPAHGRE LANDS. The Reservation In Utah Will Be Thrown Open for Settlement on April 1—A Missouri Applicant Indorsed by Indians. Washington, Nov. to. —Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones yesterday sub mitted his annual report to the secre tary of the interior. The report con tains much interesting information about the Indians in the west. The enrollment in the government schools during the past year was 18,603, an in crease of 814 over that of last year. The enrollment in the contract schools was 3,158, a decrease of 1,281. There were in operation, during the past fiscal year, 288 Indian schools, con ducted under various auspices, of which number 234 were under the ex clusive control of the government. This is an increase of 11 schools over the number in operation last year. The net increase in enroll ment. in the government schools is shown to be 814 pupifs, anti, m average attendance, 511 pupiF. To this might have been added ti| pupils enrolled, with au average attendance of 78, in two contract schotrs transferred to the government uurj^ig the hitler putt of the year. On account of the reduc tion of the number contract schools and in amounts paid them, there has been a net decrease--in enrollment in these schools of l,2wpupils. Daring the ! fiscal year, 1800, th^e were 124 govern* ment day schools, v/lucii number was increa.>e<t duri: :• tB|c past ye..r to 138. For the same periods the enrollment was 4,215 ami 4,70s respectively, an in- , crease of 553 pupil in the last year. George Jlutler, superintendent of the , irrigation work on the Navajo reserva- | tion, reports that the work is pro- j grossing satisfactorily. Commissioner Jones recommend', that appropriations i he made to continue this work. Irri- i gating canals are also being dug on ; the Crow reservation in Montana and j the Yakima in Washington. The re- j port states that all but five or six of the Cherokee intruders have been ex pelled from their lands. The tncompuhgre Hands. Washington, Nov. 10.—On April 1 the UncdTnpaligr, rSeA Nation in Utah will be opened to settlement, all except the mineral lands, which are reserved by the government. The reservation con tains in the neighborhood of 2,000,000 acres. The Uncompahgre Ute Indians will have the preference of 100 acres each of good agricultural lands, and the remainder of the territory, except, as stated, those portions of it contain ing mineral deposits, can be taken up by any person desiring to locate there. The problem of what disposition will be made of the valuable gilsonite lands will be one of the most troublesome with which the next congress will have to deal. The sentiment in both houses of congress is divided upon the subject. It is admitted upon all sides that these valuable deposits should be opened up to development. It has never been the policy of the govern ment to exclude mineral lands from settlement. A large number of sen ators and congressmen contend that to make an exception in this case would be a mistake. Applicant Indorsed by Indians. Washington, Nov. 10.—J. W. ship man, of Lawrence county, Mo., who is a candidate for the position of agent for the Osage Indians and who has the indorsement of National Committee man Kerens and Senator Landrum, is also the choice of the Osage Indians themselves. Two large petitions, signed, by the principal men of the Osage tribe, in which his appointment is strongly urged, were filed in the in terior department yesterday. HAD FOR TOPEKA. The Santa Fe Railway to Distribute It* Me chanical Work Atom; the bine. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 10.—In conversa tion with officers of the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe Railway company, President Ripley stated that the com pany is considering a plan of distribut ing the mechanical work now done in Topeka to other convenient points on the line of the road. For this purpose the unfinished shops at Fort Madison are to be fully completed in order to accommodate the work originating on the Chicago division. Additions and improvements are to be made at New ton, Hutchinson, Ilaton, Albuquerque and other places where work may be done without the present long haul to Topeka. H«-»t Him with a Loaded Whip. Coi.tTMiius, Kan., Nov. 10. — S. L. Cheney, one of the most widely-known farmers in this section, was assaulted and dangerously wounded by Boy Stevens, brother of County Attorney Stevens. It is said the assault was with a large loaded cane and tookj place in the county attorney’s office. ! Mr. Chaney is still unconscious and it is learert fie cannot recover. Miouiu j Mr. Cheney die the sheriff will have ' trouble to prevent a lynching. A I’Ura for Oen. Wilder. Washington, Nov. 10.—The presi dent has appointed Gen. John T. Wil der pension agent at Chattanooga, ; Tenn. Gen. Wilder is a native of In diana and in the war was commander j of the famotis Wilder brigade, whose valor on the Held of Chickamauga is commemorated by the most striking monument in the national park there. Work to (login at Once. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 10.—Work is to be started at once on the branch road which is to connect the Blair and ’Frisco lines and give the latter en trance to Kansas City. The spur is to extend from Bolivar to Osceola, Mo. Circuit Judge Anthony, in instruct ing the Nodaway county grand jury, J at Maryville, Mo., Monday, declared that there were notorious violations of the liquor, gambling and other laws in Nodaway county. INVESTORS CHARGE FRAUD. Sensational Kutt Against the Kansas In- ! vestment Company for 19135,000. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 10.—Attorneys commenced proceedings in the federal court here for the Scottish-American Investment. nmnnanv. rrf I ..milnn against the Kansas Investment com pany and T. B. Sweet for $125,000. The suit is over the outgrowth of invest ments aggregating §350,000, made by the London company through the Kansas Loan & Trust company in the 80s. The petition borders on the sen sational for the Scottish Investment company claims they were “defrauded and deceived’’ in the investments made for them by the Kansas Loan & Trust company. SITUATION Is IMPROVING. Yei!o«: Kov«r Hur Lent tin Terrors for the , People of !New OriciniM, New Orleans, Nov. 10.—The yellow fever situation continues favorable. There has been little change since yes terday, and yellow jack has lost its terror for the people, who are greatly elated over the gratifying turn of af fairs. Good news has been received from all points, and it is predicted that trade will have assumed its normal condition by the middle of the mouth, though it has been dealt a terrible blow by the plague. NOT A SHOT WAS FIRED. Four Desperate Indian Territory Outlaw* Given a Surprise Party. Siloam Springs, Ark., Nov. 10.— Deputy United States Marshal Cope land and posse made a rich haul yester day near Stilwell, Cherokee nation, in the capture of Ilidge .Jones, Ice Chock atan, J. W. Goodrich and Sam McLe mire, four of the most desperate char acters to be found in the territory. The outlaws were surrounded and taken completely by surprise, not a single shot being fired on either side. 850,000 for the Kxtenslon. Guthrie, Ok., Nov. 10.—At a mass meeting of citizens last night the full $50,000 cash bonus for the extension of the ’Frisco railway from Red Fork, I. T., through the Creek coal fields to this city, was raised. This will give Guthrie and all Oklahoma direct con nection with St. Louis as well as Kan sas City, and put coal in here at $2.50 per ton instead of $5.50. Favor the Hold Standard. London, Nov. 10.—According to a spe cial dispatch from Shanghai the em peror of China and the board of reve nue have approved a memorial pre _A.1 I_ t__ e . a _ v 1*. 1 ! 1 •» ovii wvv* hi iut vi vi voi>nuu>3iiiuj^ ci wm standard and prohibiting the export of gold. It is doubtful, however, whether this will have any practical result. TO II tNli DECEMBER I. Willhm Williams tlio Slayer of Lawrence -ctiudel, Mint SulTi-r the Penalty. Kansas City. Mo., Nov. 10.— William Williams, a negro murderer, will be hanged in the county jail Tuesday, De cember 14, unless Gov. Stephens inter fere.-,. Williams was found guilty last spring of the murder of Lawrence Scliudel, a white man. His case was appealed and the supreme court to day affirmed the judgment of the lower court and set the day for Williams to be hanged. It is likely that there will be no stay of execu tion or other interference with thesen tence of the court in the ease of Wil liams. He is a poor, friendless negro, '•’he murder done by Williams was brutal and without excuse. His only motive seems to have been a desire to pose, as a “bad man” before the com pany of negro women he was with. POISON IN A WELL. Brother nud Slater Head and Hired Man Dying—Double Wedding Prevented. Dixon, Cal., Nov. 10.—Louis Belew, aged 40, proprietor of a livery stable, his sister Busan, aged 30, and their hired man, Bruno Kline, became sud denly sick after drinking water yester day from a well in the rear of the cot tage in which they lived. The Belews died in a few hours and Kline is dying. Miss Belew was to have been married to Theodore Hermann and her brother to Miss Clara Ferguson Thursday next. ARMY DISCIPLINE. A Corporal Connected with the Ham mond Inquiry Reduced to the Ranks. A MONUMENT TO LOVEJOY. **Tlie FI rot Martyr to the Cause of Kinancl patlon” Honored--T,o Fight luwn'a Kx eruption Lnw-Mni. AngHl’n Suit Agirlirst the Gould lCstate. Chicago, Nov. 10.—Clarence New, un til within a week corporal of G com pany, Fourth infantry, U. S. A., sta tioned at Fort Sheridan, has been re duced to the ranks withemt explana tion. No charges of any kind were preferred, he had no hearing before a summary court or a court-martial and was simply informed that he was “un satisfactory.” The private soldiers charge that New is the first victim among the witnesses who dared to tell what they saw and heard on the day that Capt. Lovering had Private Ham mond dragged by his feet and kicked and stabbed him while he was unable to defend liimseif. Col. Hall refuses to bu interviewed and Capt. Edward II. Browne of G company declines to di vulge the reasons of New's reduction. The latter officer intimated that it was nobody’s business, that it was an “impossibility” for civilians to have an pi ciLilly when it came to a mutter of <liv ipliiu'. Ex-Corporal New is the soldier who was ordered by ( apt. Lovering to take charge of the prison er from the guard house to the court room. lie testified before the court of imp. ry that he had Re#n the captain kick and prod llnmtnondand that Ham mond had shown him the marks after he had taken him back to the guard house. One of the marks in the leg where Hammond had been prodded was al most a quarter of an inch deep. . iy • A Alonull)out to Lovtfjoj. Ai.toN, 111., Nov. 10.—The monument erected here t<> Elijah P. Lovejoy, “the first martyr in the cause of emancipa tion.” with funds appropriated by the state and contributed by the towns people, wasded icated yesterday. Many visitors, including relatives of the dead mail, attended, despite the inclemency of tlie weather, and Thomas W. Dim mock, of St. Louis, mode the princi pal speech, Lieut. Gov. Northeott fol lowing To Fight, lown'fl Ett'mptlnn I.«%v. Deh Moines, la., Nov. 10. -An asso ciation composed of business and pro fessional men all over the state ha* been working quietly for several weeks securing signatures to the arti cles of membership with a view of pre senting a great, petition at the next general assembly for a change of the exemption laws relating to married men. so that bills may be collectible irrespective of the fact that they are heads of families. Mm. AngnlIT Salt New York, Nov. 10.—Judge Beach in the supreme court yesterday denied the motion to dismiss the suit brought by Mrs. Angell to establish her right of dower in the estate of the late Jay Gould. The case was then placed up on the preferred calendar and will be called up in December. MAY UK HANUKU SOON. No Nefemlty for Waltiug for Supreme Court Mandate la Ilarrant’s Case. Washington, Nov. 10. — Attorney General Fitzgerald, of California, said of the Durrant case that it would not Iwi rumuoun nir 4 a tv ci ! t i tin fiininal mandate of the United States supremo court, which usually is handed down in about 530 days from the time of the decision. The attor ney general said that the statutory rule of 00 days did not apply in the case of resentence of a murderer and Durrant might be hanged without delay. Durrant, he said, would he promptly resentenced and the time for the hanging fixed by the superior court. _ Mwaiup«d by Beal Eitate. Mankato, Minn., Nov. 10.—John A. Willard, putative millionaire and banker, has made an assignment. He estimates his direct liabilities at about 8480,000. All is secured with what was, when made, supposed to be ample se curity and may be so stilL His assets are largely real estate, which was worth a few years ago considerably over 82,000,000. Knight* of Labor Meet. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 10.—The gen eral assembly of the Knights of Labor was called to order here this morning by General Master Workman J. R. Sovereign, with about 80 delegates present and 50 more expected. Many reforms will be urged upon the presi dent and congress at this session which will consume a week or more. Confe**«U to Theft of 100 Hone*. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 10.—John G. Koeruer has confessed that he stole 109 horses from the streets of Indianap olis during the last year. His plan was to get into a buggy hitched at the curb amt tneu drive to another town and dispose of the animal. . . ' \4 M