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■ burns at sea
■ Liner Goes Down With
■ Hundred and Thirty-Six
V{migrants on Board.
■ to Independent.
Btle Rock, Oct. 11.—The
■i ]iner Vialive burned and
■ in mid-ocean, according to
Ktches received here, cai r> -
Kith her to the bottom 136
■rants who could not be
Ed on account of a storm.
K shlP3 answered the wire
■call of the helpless vessel
Escued 521 passengers and
■bers of the crew before the
Eg fire, and the storm pre
Ed further rescue work.
■ose on board the other ves
■watched the huddled immi
■ts on the lower decks per
Koih fire and explosions and
By disappear beneath the
E but were powerless to
■ Organize Labor People,
lial to Independent.
ittle Rock, Oct. 11.—George
likel of Jenny Lind, presi
: of the Arkansas Federation
abor, and state organizer,
ed through Little Rock Fri
en route to Jonesboro, Tru
in and other points in North
Arkansas. He is making a
in the interest of organiza
, and will spend two or three
ks in that section of the
iJH[r. Mikel says the Federation
3'^Baving a steady growth.
^Bre are now about 130 affiliat
^■ocals in the state with a
^Bnbership of about 10,000.
^Biy new unions are affiliating.
B the first time in its history,
■ Federation has a two year
jHerim between state conven
Bs, the last session having
ijMipted the biennial plan. Mr.
|Bcel says that this is very un
|Bisfactory, and he predicts
Ht the convention next year
^■1 change it.
^■Mrs. M- M. Stuckey of New
■rt visited her sister, Mrs. T.
jjj*Gardner last week, says the
^Bgusta Free Press.
i Pictures
?ra House
lern girl is the
tation. She dis
rseer. He plans
and decoys her
nboat and binds
catches fire, but
. Thriller, feat
yle, James Vin
res and good mu*
and 10 CENTS
ne birds.
A vivid experience of a U. S. sol
°ler in Mexico.
Featuring paul Kelly and Flor
*nce Turner in this funny pic
Judge Eugene Lankford.
Judge Lankford who is holding
court for Judge Jeffery this week
at Walnut Ridge is a guest of Ho
tel Rhea, says the Blade. Know
ing that the Judge is an avowed
candidate for Congress, the ar
chitect of this column ventured
j to ask him concerning his pros
;pects when he said: “I am not
j in your town or county to talk
1 politics, I shall be a candidate for
J congress, but my present trip is
ja judicial one, I am going to at
jtend strictly to the business of
j court and politics will be left for
some future date.” Monday af
jternoon Judge Lankford took a
drive w'ith Dr. Parker out in the
fine farming region ten miles
north of Walnut Ridge. Upon
his return he was simply amazed
at w’hat he saw. He never
dreamed that Lawrence county
embraced such an acreage of fer
tile soil as she does. He pro
nounced it as fine as any he has
ever seen in the state. The
judge is of a very domestic na
ture. He lives on a farm of his
own near DeVail’s Bluff, where
he raises everything he eats,
and he daily communes with na
ture. The singing of the birds
and the lowing of the herds are
sweet, entrancing music to him.
His idea of money making for
the farmer is, raise corn, pea
hay, alfalfa, hogs and cattle and
do away with so much cotton.
Company Wants to Come Back.
Special to Independent
Litt’e Rock, Oct. 11.—The
Kimberlite Diamond Mining and
Washing Company of St. Louis,
whose right to do business in
Arkansas was recently cancell
ed by Secretary of State Hodges
for a violation of act of the Leg
islature prescribing such penal
ty for a foreign company that
removes cases brought against
it from state to federal courts,
has applied for readmission to
the state. The application was
made by George B. Webster of
St. Louis, general attorney for
the company, which is composed
of men reputed to be million
aires. Mr. Webster says that he
will be able to produce court de
cisions showing that the act
is unconstitutional, and Attor
ney General Moose says there is
a crave miestion about the richt
of the state to exclude the com
pany on the grounds invoked in
this case. The application will
be heard by Secretary Hodges
and Attorney General Moose on
October 18.
Governor Making Fairs
Special to Independent.
Little Rock, Oct. 11.—Gov.
Hays is at home until next Tues
day when he will go to Fort
Smith to open the Arkansas-Ok
lahoma Fair. He is making the
county fair circuit and reports
that he finds the people of Ark
ansas very optimistic over crop
conditions notwithstanding they
have suffered considerably in
places from drouth and exces
sive rains.
Saloon Decision Monday.
Little Rock, Oct. 10—It was
learned from reliable sources to
day that the state supreme court
will hand down its decision Mon
day in the famous anti-saloon
case submitted last Monday.
This is the case in wffiich the fu
ture of the saloons in Arkansas
is at stake.
' Found—Yale lock key 8269.
Owner may have same by call
ing at this office. dlt
Road Exhibit For State Fair.
Special to Independent.
Little Rock, Oct. 11.—Vernon
Pierce, acting director of the
Bureau of Public Roads, Wash
ington, D. C., has written to
State Land Commissioner Dye
that he has had shipped the gov
ernment exhibit which was at
the recent Road Congress in De
triot, Michigan, to Hot Springs,
for the State Fair. The ship
ment left Detroit October 4, con
sisting of 28 boxes of road mod
els and photographs and a mail
bag full of road bulletins for
free distribution.
‘ --
Reaps V hat He Has Sown
Dr. G. A. Warren visited his
Independence county farm last
week. This farm was the home
i of his father who was waylaid
and killed about 20 years ago.
j The man charged with this ter
rible act was John Means. He
had two trials both of which re
sulted in hung juries. His trials
were at Powhatan by change of
venue. Means left the state and
settled near Poplar Bluff and Dr.
Warren recalls the fact that
Means only a short time ago was
shot and killed while at work in
his field, and the man who killed
him was tried and acquitted,
bearing out a Biblical injunction
that, “Whatsoever ye sow, that
| shall ye also reap.”
! Baggageman Fell Into River
Conductor John Clark on the
Cotton Belt from Jonesboro to
Brinkley, brings news of an ac
cident Thursday at Madison to
Baggageman Jeff Williams in
which he had a very narrow es
. cape.
Williams was on Cotton Belt
Train No. 1, known as the Mem
phis train, and as he crossed
the bridge across St. Francis
river, he was standing in the
‘side door of the baggage car.
His foot slipped, causing him to
fall fifty feet, striking a sand
bar. He was pretty badly shak
en up, one of his legs being bro
ken. Had it not been that he
fell on a sand bar he would have
probably been killed. He was
not missed for some time after
the accident. A train followed
finding out about the accident
picked up the injured man, tak
ing him to Brinkley, thence to
the hospital at Texarkana.—
j Jonesboro Tribune.
All Departments In Capitol.
Special to Independent.
Little Rock, Oct. 11.—Gradu
ally all the departments of the
state government are being
housed in the new capitol, and
there is nothing left in the old
state house except the Railroad
Commission. The State Board
of Health was given quarters in
the new capitol this week, in the
Senate committee rooms, and
took possession Friday.
Dr. Morgan Smith has tender
ed his resignation as secretary,
owing to the press of other busi
ness, but it cannot be acted up
on until the Board meets Octo
ber 28
Athletics Wins Series.
i Philadelphia won today’s
' game of the World’s Series and
! thus wins the world’s champion
ship for 1913.
12345678 9—R H E
! Philadelphia—
10200000 0—3 0 2
New York—
00001000 0—1 2 2
Batteries —Philadelphia,
i Plank and Schang; New York,
jMatthewson and McLain,

10 Year Old Girl Takes Carbolic
Acid—No Cause Is
Marshall, Oct. 10.—Seeking
an early morning hour and a se
cluded spot on the grounds of
the Marshall high school, Ada
Barr, 10 years old, of Marshall,
today drank the contents of a
bottle of carbolic acid and lived
but a few hours after she was
Miss Barr had been living at
the home of Mrs. Eva Griffin,
who is unable to give an expla
nation of the girl’s act. Miss i
Barr appeared at the grocery
store of R. W- Highland about 5
o’clock this morning and asked
a clerk for some carbolic acid. !
Upon being told that the store \
did not sell the poison, she left
and waited until a drug story
opened. Securing a bottle of car
bolic acid, she went to the high
school building. She told the
janitor she had come to get
some school books for the son
of Mrs. Griffin. She was admit
ted to the building and went to
one of the rooms, where she se
cured a reader and wrote the
following note on the fly leaf:
“Dear Mrs. Griffin and Alma:
“I hope you will not miss me
very much. Tell all my friends,
and especially Dr. Weaver, to
forget me. I love you all. Lov
ingly, Ada.”
She then went out on the
school grounds, -where she drank
the poison. She was unconsci
ous when discovered by J. C.
Heniley, and although physi
cians were immediately sumon
ed, their efforts were futile.
Future Gambling.
The tariff bill has been adopt
ed and signed without the tax
feature on future gambling in
cotton, and that question will go j
over until another time. Sena-!
tor Clark made no mistake
when he introduced his measure
because he has given the coun
try an opportunity to study the
question,and its educational val
ue has been great and far-reach
ing. We have heard a great deal
about this business that we did
knpw hpfnrp. Some of the
experts have told us about the
“nobility of wealth” and about
“gentlemen’s agreements,” and
about values of one kind and an
other, but the result has been
that the country has been thor
oughly convinced that gambling
is an evil which destroys ration
al value and fixes fictitious val
ues. It is probably not within
the power of human ingenuity to
disassociate gambling from leg
itimacy. One is so near the oth
er that they cannot well be sepa
rated. To remove the parasite
from the legitimate business
man may be fatal, because in kil
ling one we may kill both, or in
other words, in pulling up the
tares we will also pull up the
wheat. Mr. Kent of California,
offered an amendment that
might in a manner solve the pro
blem, and that was to standard
ize all the grades of cotton. At
the present time the government
standardizes only the higher
grades, but the low grades are
what is dealt in on the stock ex
change of New York. For years
they kept 60,000 bales of inferior
cotton as a taw with wh’ch to
gamble. The Clarke *mondmPTi+
caused a reduction to 6 000 b^e'5
No matter what grade of cottor
v?.• IrJwSria:’iff \it >
was bought or sold- when the
day of delivery came tin tender
was made in low grade cotton,
which the government has whol
ly overlooked. The Smith-Lexer
bill sought to take in the lower
grades because they, too, are
natural products, and as such
should be given consideration.
The proposition to levy a tax of
from $10 to $12.50 on the 100
bales would both regulate trad
ing in cotton futures and provide
some revenue. It would not be
great enough to discourage spec
ulation. but it would be great
enough to bring future dealing
within the purview of the na
tional law. The misfortune of
the matter is that those who
were discussing it and handling
the subject were not skilled in
the cotton business. Mr. Under
wood, while a very able man in a
great many respects, demon
strated clearly thet he knew no
thing at all about cotton when he
said: “I think it is absolutely
necessary to amend the senate
provision to prevent the destruc
tion of the cotton exchanges, be
cause if they were destroyed
short staple cotton would be in
the same position as the long
staple, which is never quoted on
the exchange from the outside.
The short staple cotton may be a
drug on the market, but the far
mer knows every day and every
hour what his property is
worth.” This is both unskillful
and unfortunate. As a matter
of fact the long staple cotton
grower occupies a most enviable
attitude. Whether quoted or
not his products bring in a large
price at all times- If the gov
ernment is to standardize and
grade cotton it should do so intel
ligently, and get out of the mess
that it has made in attempting
to prescribe a grading that ex
pert cotton men laugh at. Then
the certification of cotton, as
has been the custom in New
York for so long, and which has
ri» * «IM« , .tm-iiniM MMMmMWMWBna i HI mt nyi *t*< i. »
recently been adopted in ]\(,\v
Oi leans, ought to be abandoned
or prohibited. Giving low grade*
cotton a certificate* of character
see that it may be. bandied about
i from one gambler in i> ,t],r, de
stroys normal conditions and
gives false* values that shook
iu>t be permitted. Memplii
Millionaire I»u*-« h Dead.
St- Louis, Oct. 10. \dol)iii.
Busch, who die*ei today at i,;i
genncbwathacli, Prussia, ha
been a sufferer from dropsy for
seven years, but when his seen,
August A. Busch, left here ,■<
lew weeks ago lo join him at bis
castle on the Khine, he did not
know that his father was dan
gerously ill.
In addition to Ids brewery in
terests in St. Louis, Mr. Busch
also was a director in several lo
cal banks and a number of pub
lic utilities corporations. He
was also interested in breweries
in San Antonio, Galveston anefi
Fort Worth, and owned ice man -
ufacturing plants in various
parts of the country.
Mr. Busch’s philanthropies
were numerous, one of his most
recent being a gift of $160,000
to Harvard University for the
establishment of a Germanic In
Mr. Busch, who died at the age
! of 76, was the last of 21 chil
dren. He is survived by a wid
iow and five daughters. Two sons,
August Busch and Carl Busch,
1 both of St. Louis, also survive.
! The body will be brought to
St. Louis for burial.
His wealth is estimated at $60,
000,000 and his income yearly- is
said to have been $2,000,000
Mr. Busch first became con
nected with the industry with
which his name is associated by
obtaining a clerkship in a malt
and hop storage house. He later
acquired an interest in a small
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