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NEWS OF THE WORLD.
The Schley court of inquiry re
convened on the 20th inst.
Gen. Funston is in a Manila hos
pital suffering from appendicitis.
Mr. C lortelyou, private secretary
to President McKinley, will remain
in his position temporarily.
The longshoremen of New Or
leans gained an advance in wages
from 40 to 50 cents per hour with
time and a half for overtime.
The object of the czar’s recent vis
its to France and Germany, it is
believed, were for the purpose of se
curing agreements for the peace of
Europe for at least ten years.
Senator Hanna has refused to be
interviewed as to the policy of Presi
dent Roosevelt. The senator shows
deep grief at the tragic death of
his friend, President McKinley.
During the past two weeks the
Boers have been unusually active,
winning four notable victories, kill
ing sixty-eight officers and men,
wounding sixty-three and capturing
five guns, considerable ammunition
and 300 men.
Jack Handiboe, third baseman
and captain of the Memphis base
ball team, fell from the fourth story
of his hotel and was killed. Before
death he regained consciousness and
stated that he supposed he walked
out of the window while asleep.
It is believed efforts to connect
several Chicago anarchists under ar
rest with a plot to assassinate Presi
dent McKinley will be abandoned,
and the parties may be released, un
less punishment can be meted out
to them under some other charge.
The anarchist and “yellow jour
nalism” have about run their course
in this country. Wherever an an
archist viper shows his colors, he
is quickly run to cover by an indig
nant and sorrowing people. Re
ports come from many quarters that
parties giving utterance to un-Amer
ican sentiments meet with deserved
punishment as a warning to all such
The census bureau has just is
sued a bulletin showing the popula
tion of Tennessee by sex, general na
tivity and color. The tables show
that in Tennessee the population is
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of native birth, the foreign -born ele
ment representing only nine-tenths
of 1 per cent of the total population.
The males constitute 50.5 per cent
of the population, while the females
constitute 49.5 per cent. The whites
constitute 76.2 per cent and colored
23.S per cent.
Czolgosz, the assassin, was ar
raigned on the 17th before Judge
Emory at Buffalo. When the indict
ment was read and the prisoner
questioned as to how he would plead,
he stolidly refused to answer. The
court appointed counsel to defend,
but when the attorney visited the
man at the jail he still refused to
utter a word. Czolgosz is evidently
feigning the insanity dodge.
His trial will terminate in about a
week's time, and his execution will
no doubt take place without any un
The department of labor has an
exhibit at Buffalo in which there
is displayed a record of strikes for
the twenty years ending December
31, 1900. The figures are worth re
producing. Commissioner Wright,
in commenting upon the record,
says: “During the period named
there were 22,793 strikes, with a
wage loss of $257,863,478, a loss
through assistance rendered by labor
organizations of $16,174,793, and
a loss to employers of $122,731,121.
The lockouts during the same period
numbered 1,005, with a wage loss
to employes of $48,819,745, a loss
through assistance rendered by labor
organizations of $3,451,461 and a
loss to employers of $19,927,983.
The total losses by strikes and lock
outs reached, the vast sum of $468,
A light snow fell in North Dako
a on the 18th. (
Emma Goldman, the arch female i
narchist, arrested at Chicago, has r
>cen released under $20,000 bond. <
Mrs. McKinley is reported as bear- <
ng up under her great grief better
Senator Wellington has at last de
nied that he* said the shooting of
President McKinley was a matter of
“indifference” to him.
A cowboy named Wm. Jones was
killed on a train in the Indian Ter
ritory because he talked in favor of
anarchism and denounced the Amer
The sovereign grand lodge of Odd
Fellows has decided that proprie
tors of hotels where saloons are op
erated are ineligible to membership
in the order.
Portions of Alabama, Georgia,
North and South Carolina was vis
ited by terrible rains on the 18th,
lasting for twenty-four hours. The
damage to crops was appalling.
Great Britain expresses no alarm
at the accession of Air. Koosevek
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pessimistic and Germany secs in
the new president a formidable ob
stacle to the carrying out of some of
their pet commercial schemes in va
rious ports of the world, particularly
in South America.
The 2-year-old daughter of Geo.
Klosterman, of St. Louis, had a re
markable escape from death. The
child was playing at an open win
dow in the third story of a tene
ment house, when she lost her bal
ance and plunged down toward the
street below. She struck air awn
ing about eight feet from the pave
ment, which broke her fall and the
only injury sustained was a slight
bruise on the head.
A dispatch from Lord Kitchener
from Pretoria, dated September IS,
announces that the Boers, Septem
ber IT, ambushed three companies
of mounted infantry with three
guns, commanded by Maj. Gough,
in the vicinity of Scheeper’s Nek.
After severe fighting the British
were overpowered and lost their
guns, the sights and breech-blocks
of which were first destroyed. Two
officers and fourteen men were kill
ed, and five officers and twenty-five
men wounded. Five officers and
150 men were made prisoners. Maj.
Gough, who escaped during the
night, reports that the Boers num
bered 1,000 men and that they were
commauueu uy emu. x>oina. ueu.
French reports that Commandant
Smuts, in order to break through
a cordon, rushed on a squadron of
the Seventeenth lancers at Elands
river port,, killing three officers
and twenty men and wounding one
officer and thirty men. The Boers,
who were dressed in khaki and who
were mistaken for British troops,
lost heavily. *
In an address to the students of
Princeton University, ex-President
Cleveland paid the following trib
ute to our dead president: “Today
the grave closes over the man that
had been chosen by the people of the
United States to represent their sov
ereignty, to protect and defend their
constitution, to faithfully execute
the laws made for their welfare and
to safely uphold the integrity of the
republic, lie passes from the pub
lic sight not bearing the wreaths
and garlands of his countrymen’s
approving acclaim, but amid the
sobs and tears of a mourning na
tion. The whole nation loved their
president. His kindly disposition
and affectionate traits, his amiable
consideration for all around him,
will long be in the hearts of his
countrymen. He loved them in :e
turn with such patriotism and un
selfishness that in this hour of their
grief and humiliation he would say
to them: Tt is God’s will; I am
content. If there is a lesson in my
life or death, let it be taught 10
those who still live and have the des
tiny of their country in their keep
Cotton manufacturing increased
in the north 3 per cent during the
year ended September 1, while it
increased 30 per cent in the south.
The London correspondent of the
Hobe-Democrat sums up conditions
n South Africa as follows:
Che Boers commenced their third
iummer campaign last week. The
)pening engagement within two days
resulted, so far as the British censor
ship discloses, in eighty British kill
ed and 370 wounded and taken pris
oners, as well as five guns captured.
This exceeds the loss in the opening
fights in October, 1899, when the
combatants first met. It would be
a serious mistake to assume that be
cause about twenty thousand Boers
are prisoners it would be impossible
for battles of the magnitude of the
first struggles at the Tugcla and
Modder river to. be repeated. The
Boers in the past year have probably
recruited 5,000 colonial Dutch, while
the republican forces are now at
their fullest available strength, in
stead of, as originally, leaving one
man of each family to reside on the
farm. On the other hand, Lord
Kitchener’s army, although five
times the strength of Gen. Buller’s
first force, does not represent a pro
portionately greater combatant ca
pacity. Before the invasion of the
Boer republics, the total British
force was available for seeking and
engaging the Boers, but now nearly
three thousand miles of railway
must meet daily and nightly. In
consequence, about seventy thousand
are free to deal with the command
oes. There is no means of enumerat
ing the armed Boers, but there are
probably over twelve thousand fight
ing men with an invaluable intelli
gence department, which consists of
the strong sympathy of 90 per cent
of the inhabitants of the entire area
over which they have hitherto moved.
Commander in Chief Botha’s pres
ent plan is simple, and apparently
workable. As soon as Lord Kitch
en's date of September 15 for the
general surrender of the burghers
lapsed, and the Boer leaders were
placed under the ban of the forfeit
ure of their property and lifelong
exile, it was obvious that, having de
cided not to surrender, they could
serve no purpose by remaining in the
republican territory. They, there
fore, struck immediately into the
British’colonies, where they were en
abled to make immediate reprisals
on their enemy’s subjects. It is sig
nificant that there is no record of
their releasing prisoners during the
week’s engagement. If the British
authorities attempt any particular
severity in the new phase of the war,
the fact that the Boers are able to
coueci armea Hostages whenever
they try, may induce the English to
pause. The present position thus re
mains difficult, though in a different
way from which it was two years
ago. Many of the British troops,
particularly the mounted men, are
in a most unsatisfactory condition.
The infantry has long succumbed to
the fatalistic idea that they are
trudging after an agile will-o’-the
wisp, whom they never expect to
catch, while the recent importations
of British horsemen, like the Bour
bons, learn nothing and forget noth
ing. Secretary of War Broderick's
most notable contribution to the
field force was in sending out 15,
000 yoemanry. Lord Kitchener’s
criticism of them, in a report which
the war office was constrained to
publish, was: “Many of them were
unable either to ride or shoot, and
others are quite unsuitable for the
work in hand. Numbers of them
had to be taught the elements of a
soldier’s business when they were
sorely needed at the front. Over
100 of the 400 officers had to be sent
It is estimated the striking steel
workers lost $10,000,000 in wages
and the employers $15,000,000.
Citizens of Chicago have started
a movement for the erection of a ma
morial arch for President McKinley
Jones, under indictment in New
York for aiding in the murder of
Millionaire Bice, made a second un
successful attempt at suicide.
Striking steel workers express dis
satisfaction of the terms by which
the trouble was settled by President
Schaffer, and many refuse to resume
"news of arkanWs.
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Attention, Veterans. ~
The following general orders have
been issued as indicated:
Headquarters Arkansas Division,
United Confederate Veterans,
Adjutant General’s Office.
Newport, Ark., Sept. 20, 1901.
General Circular No. 4.
The eleventh annual encampment,
this division, will be convened in
house of representatives, Little Rock,
10 a. m., Tuesday, October 8, 1901.
It is important that each camp be
represented by as large a delegation
of veterans as can possibly attend.
Among other important business
to be transacted is the election of a
division commander and four brig
An interesting programme for the
evening is being arranged by the lo
cal committee of veterans, in which
the Daughters of the Confederacy
and the Sons of Confederate Veter
ans will participate.
All railroads in Arkansas converg
ing at Little Rock have been re
quested to give a one-fare rate for
the round trip from all Arkansas
stations, which is confidently hoped
will be granted.
All officers serving upon the staff
the various brigade commanders
and their respective staffs and past
brigade and division commanders,
are requested to attend in uniform.
The sponsor, maid of honor and
chaperone for the division, the spon
sors and their maids for the several
brigades are most cordially invited
to attend in their official capacity.
By command of
V. Y. Cook,
J. F. Caldwell. Colonel and Adju
tant General and Chief of Staff.
Charged with Murder.
Lizzie Freeman, colored, and son.
Will Doyle, a bov about 17 years of
age, are in jail at Marianna charged
with the murder of an old negro
named Jim Jones near LaGrange
The Freeman woman is a step
daughter of Jones, and on the day
of the killing they are known to
have had some trouble about some
hogs. Some time after this the old
negro was found dead near his
house. An examination showed that
he had been struck on the side of
the head by some blunt instrument
and his skull fractured.
u u. v. encampment.
The eleventh encampment of the
Arkansas division, United Confeder
ate Veterans, will rneetin in Little
Rock October 8. This meet
ing will be one of the most import
ant the division has held for many
years. It will be largely attended
for the reason that the Daughters of
the Confederacy and the Sons of
Confederate Veterans will partici
pate in the social features of the
A most diabolical crime was com
mitted at a point five miles south of
England on the night of the 22d.
Henry E. Newell, who conducted <i
saloon, and his wife, wore the vic
tims, both being murdered as they
slept. A child that escaped says a
white man and two negroes commit
ted the murders. It is supposed the
purpose was robbery.
New Bank at Osceola.
The Bank of Osceola, with a capi
tal stock of $25,000, has been organ
ized. The officers are as follows:
F. B. Hale, president; Will J. Dri
ver, vice president; W. H. Pullen,
secretary. Following arc the board
of directors: F. B. Hale, Will J,
Driver, W. II. Pullen, J. N. Quinn,
J. A. Johnson, Sam Bowen, W. P,
Heavy Fines Remitted.
On condition that the two com
panies will not again violate the coal
screening laws, Gov. Davis has re
mitted the fines and costs in excess
of $4,500 assessed against the West
ern Coal and Mining Company and
the Central Coal and Coke Company
in Sebastian county for violation
Made to Leave.
Citizens of the town of Marvell*
in Phillips county, gave an alleged
sympathizer of the anarchist assassin
minutes in which to leave. The
man, said to be a Bohemian, it is
alleged remarked that McKinley
ought to have been killed, and that
if he had had the same opportunity
that Czolgosz had he would have
killed him. Some wanted to hang
the man, but the more conservative ■•'}'*
element prevailed and he was al- $5
lowed to leave the community un
The Unloaded Gun.
The 5-year-old son of D. W. Clai
borne, of Hot Springs, was shot and
instantly killed by his older brother
while playing Indian. The youngest
boy had an old rusty revolver and
his brother a musket. Each snap
ped their weapon several times at
each other when suddenly the mus
ket went off with a loud report and
the little fellow fell dead with a
large bullet hole over the right nip
ple. The ball passed entirely
through his body and came out be
tween the shoulders.
Gov. Davis’ proclamation, issued
in accordance with President Roose
velt’s proclamation, fixing Septem
ber 19, the day on winch President
McKinley’s remains were interred at
Canton, as the day of prayer and
mourning, was observed in every
city, town and hamlet in the state,
where services were held at the
churches and other public places
and appropriate resolutions were
adopted expressing the sorrow of
The following rewards have been
offered by the governor: One hun
dred dollars for the arrest and con
viction of Richard Dakes, for the
murder of Jim Garter, August 15,
1901, in Desha county; $100 for the
arrest and conviction of James Ho
gan, Jr., for seduction; $100 for the
arrest and conviction of James
Staggs, who is charged with the
murder of Abe Pinson in Lonoke v ,
county, August 24, 1901. > 1
Miss Laura Justin was shot and
killed by her 14-year-old brother in
Marion county, near Lead Hill. It
seems the girl and her brothers got
into a play, and during the time one
of the little boys said to the girl
that he would shoot any one who got
into his watermelon patch, so he lev
elcd his gun on his sister and snap
ped it, but it failed to fire. He
tried it a second time, when the gun
went off and killed her instantly.
Grief Was Too Great.
Paul Morton, aged 21, suicided at
Fort Smith by taking morphine.
The young man had just returned
from Little Rock where he visited a
young lady to whom he was soon
to be married. When he arrived in
Little Rock he found his fiance ly
ing at the point of death. This
grieved him so much that it is sup
posed his mind became unbalanced.
Luxora, Mississippi county, will
celebrate the completion of the St.
Louis, Caruthersville & Memphis
railway, which will connect there
with the Deckerville branch of the
Frisco about October 10, and give
an all-rail dine from Memphis to St.
Louis across the rich river counties
of northeastern Arkansas.
The Umpire Was Assaulted.
A serious riot was narrowly avert
ed at a game of baseball between
the Nashville and Little Rock base
ball teams in the latter city. Um
pire Johnstone rendered a decision
against a Little Rock player which
angered parties in attendance, and
one party assaulted Johnstone.
The mayor had Johnstone and
his assailant placed under arrest
and put a stop to the game.
W. S. Yoris, a Cotton Belt
switchman, was killed at *ine Bluff.
Voris was on the platform of a
chair car which was being dropped
on a switch. He was thrown iu
front of the car and the trucks
passed completely over his body.
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