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UNDERWOOD TOOL Of Wall Street—Majority Lead er Replies And Has The Support of House. Washington, Oct. 13.—Repre sentative Richard Pearson Hob son of Alabama and his colleague Majority Leader Underwood, en gaged in a bitter debate on the floor of the house today over the senatorial contest in their state in which they are rival candi dates. The oratorical duel was precipitated by Mr. Hobson re iterating utterances he made last week in a speech at Weoguf ka, Ala., intimating that Mr. Un derwood “was the tool of Wall street and the liquor interests,” and charging that he had gained Alabama’s support in the last presidential campaign under false pretenses. Cheers from Democrats and Republicans greeted Mr. Under wood as He rose to reply, and la ter, when Mr. Hobson tried to interrupt, there were loud cries of “Sit down, sit down; you’ve had your time.” The climax of the dramatic scene came when the majority leader, facing about in his place &BKBU. , “Is there any other man in this chamber who believes the charge that I am or ever have been the tool of Wall street?” He was answered by shouts of “No! No!” from both sides of the house. 1 Speaking to a question of per-! sonal privilege in answer to a j charge of“absenteeism” made against him last week by Repre sentative Donovan of Connecti cut, Mr. Hobson had devoted an hour to an explanation of his re- j cord in congress- Then he de-; dared that in the campaign for the Senate the Alabama party leaders had looked for a man to beat him, and that the liquor in terests were behind every effort to beat him politically. Discussing his recent speech and the comment since then that he was a supporter of Under wood for the Democratic presi dential nomination, Representa tive Hobson asserted he did not know at the time that Thomas Fortune Ryan had contributed $35,000 to the Underwood cam paign, and that the people of Alabama did not know’ it. Mr. Underwood declared when he took the floor that he had not wanted to be a candidate for president; that he had con sented upon the condition that he should remain at his place in the house, framing a tariff law5 npon which the party could base its campaign, and that he had i Moving Pictures JttheOpera House Two Reels THE BATTLE OF BLOODY ford. story of the Civil War—an ex *a good 2 reel feature, Guy Combs as lead. (KALEM) MR. JEFFERSON GREEN comprising Complication, fea turing the Biograph Hobos. (Comedy—BIOGRAPH) | 0Ur good pictures and good mu I sic by the Orchestra. I ADMISSION 5 and 10 CENTS ! nothing to do with the manage ment of it, that being undertak j en by Senator Bankhead. Later, | he said, he learned that Mr. j Ryan had contrbiuted to his (campaign solely because he was a Southern man and he suggest ed that Mr. Hobson did not ac cuse Theodore Roosevelt or Pres ident Wilson of being tools of the interests because men of wnalth contributed to their cam paigns. i __ Captures Horse Thief. | Sheriff J. F. McCuistion ar : rived home on No. 3 Monday from Trumann, Ark., where he captured Tom Berry, a young white man charged with stealing a horse about ten days 1 ago from Billie Steen near: Campbell Station. Sheriff McCuistion has been | on the trail of the man wanted for four days, having followed him from several places and fi nally locating him at Trumann. Berry is charged with having stolen the horse and then swap ping it to a man by the name of Swan, who later sold it to a par ty at Alicia by the name of Bax ter for $40. Sheriff McCuistion went to Alicia Tuesday morning to get the horse and return it to the owner. Dr. Hughes Convicted. John Henry and George Par ker, the negroes who burglariz ed the Leader Store at Walnut Ridge, were each convicted of burglary and grand larceny. John Henry was sentenced to 18 months in the penitentiary and ; Parker got a year. The case against Dr. J. C. Hughes for assault with intent to kill Solon Crook, was tried Friday. The jury’s verdict was a $200 fine and one hour in jail. The shooting occurred about one year ago. Judge Eugene Lankford is making good on the bench and is making friends here. The judge says he is here this time strictly on business, to hold court for Judge Jeffery, and is not talking any politics, but on another day he will announce formally to the people of Lawrence county j that he is a candidate for con gress.— Walnut Ridge Times Dispatch. Sevier Raised Quarter Million. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Oct. 14.— The Board of Equalization of Sevier county has reported to the State Tax Commission that it has made the following raises of as sessments in that county: Farm and timber lands, $139, 920; Timber deeds, $1,455; City and town real estate, $16,550; personal property. $46,200—. tuiai, »>• The Board also reports that all complaints were settled without reference to the county court. The Tax Commission says that Sevier county is one of the best j assessed counties in the state. Last year the assessment of real estate was $2,968,655, and of personal property was $1,196, 605. Fell From A Persimmon Tree. ! Pocahontas, Oct. 13.—The six I year-old son of W. I-White was ! seriously injured when he fell 125 feet from a persimmon tree. He and his little sister were gathering persimmons, and a | limb broke, letting the boy fall j the full length. While the boy is in a bad condition, physicians think he will recover soon Condemned Bad Record. Harrisburg, Oct. 13.—Sheriff Hooten, with two deputies, took Will King, a negro who is under sentence to be hanged here De cember 10 for the killing of Dep uty Sheriff James Chandler at Tyronza. this county, and Char ley Myers, convicted of as sault, to Jonesboro Friday even ing and placed them in jail there for safe keeping. The officers have received letters from Ala bama, signed by a large number of citizens, congratulating the local officers upon the enforce ment of the law here, and say ing that they would be delighted to attend the hanging of King. On the witness stand, when testi fying in his own behalf, King said he was in the Alabama pen itentiary for killing a man and the doctors said that he was in the last stages of tuberculosis and they released him. He came to Tyronza, this county, and had lived there about a year when his brother in Alabama killed a man and came to his house at Tyronza. The officers at Tyron za went to King’s house to ar rest his brother at the time Dep uty Sheriff Chandler was shot. Both of the King negroes made their escape at the time, but later the officers found and ar rested Will. But it is said now that during the time he was e _1 • j i ' rw n . * . vduiug tut? uiucers ui mis coun ty he killed another man, mak ing in all, five men that he had slain. The other King negro has not yet been apprehended. The attorneys for Charles My ers have filed a motion in the criminal division of the circuit court here for a new trial. The nriotion will be heard at an ad journed term of that court on October 25. Diaz Negro Drops Dead. Jim Head, a negro who came here Saturday from Diaz, to move the furniture of his moth er-in-law, Mamie O’Neal, to his home, dropped dead in front of A. T. Evans’ store on Main street here Saturday. The negro was standing in front of the store when he sud denly fell, and as there was no apparent cause those who stood near by began to investigate. The negro never spoke after he fell, but when he was carried to the court house it was found that he was dead. The negro had worked all day getting the goods to the depot, and had just finished the job when the attack came on. It was between 5 and 6 o’clock in the afternoon. The body was taken to Diaz for burial.—Bates ville Guard. To Award Rhodes Scholarship. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Oct. 14.—A meet ing of the Board of Examination for Rhodes Scholarships is be ing held today in the Depart ment of Education, having been called by the President of the University, J. C. Futrall, who is chairman. The other members of the Commission are Supt. G. B. Cook, President J. H. Rey nolds of Hendrix, President Ja mison of Ouachita, and B. W. Torreyson. The examination papers will be forwarded to Ox ford, and the winner announced sometimes during the holidavs The list of questions was recp'v ed yesterday, under seal, from Oxford, by Supt. Cook. i TEACHERS HOLD PROEITABLE SESSION Of County Association At Swif ton And Will Meet Next In Tuckerman i he Jackson County teachers met in regular session Saturday, October 11 at Swifton. The Teachers’ Association was organized last June and it is the aim of the teachers to meet quarterly. This was the first meeting. The program was in teresting and instructive. The Association was called to order by its president, Mr. S. C. Vick. Invocation was given by Rev. J. A. Roberts of Tuckerman. Mrs. H. L. Lambert in a few well chosen words delivered a very eloquent address of wel come to the teachers. Rev. Roberts responded with a short address upon the general character of the profession. He cited some instances where we, as teachers, make mistakes in our ideals. C. W. Watson, of Little Rock, State agent for United States Farm Demonstration Work, gave an interesting talk upon the plan of county demonstra tion work and the benefits deriv-1 ed therefrom. His talk was en thusiastic for a boys corn club in Jackson County. Mrs. Ella Lambert of Searcy, director of the Girls’ Canning Club Work of White County, read an interesting paper of her work and of the results in her county. Evidently Mrs- Lam bert is the right woman in the right place The Reading Circle work was outlined and explained by Ed gar Williams of the Newport schools. Agricultural education was the theme of an address given by Prof. D. T. Rogers, Dean of the First District Agricultural school located in Jonesboro. Prof. Rogers pictured many places where our public schools fall short of a practical educa tion. He highly praised the work being done by our schools but showed many places that the schools do not carry the w'ork far enough. The night meeting opened with a general business session. The temporary organization of last summer was made permanent. Also a committee was arrang ed for to outline the plans for a County Athletic and Literary Society to be formed among the [schools of the county. After the business session John H. Page, Commissioner of Mines, Metallurgy and Agricul ture, made a very interesting [talk along agricultural lines. State Superintendent of Pub die Instruction, George 15. Cook, gave the principal lecture of the evening. In his address he 'showed the progress Arkansas is making compared with that of ot her states. At 10 o’clock the association adjourned to meet at Tucker man some time in January. Over 2,000 Cases of Hookworm. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Oct. 14.—Drs. Fly and Bradford of the Hookworm Commission, have submitted to Dr. Garrison of the State Board of Health, their report for the j last quarter. During that time ( they made a very thorough in- [ vestigation in the counties of St. FYancis, Ouachita and Dal las. They made 6,615 examina tions, finding 2,181 of them, or 31.9 per cent, infected with hook worm They report that “greater in terest is being manifested than ever before, and many parents are bringing their families ten or twelve miles to the dispensa ries.” The Commission is now' engag ed in making an examination of the school children of Clark, Lee and Lonoke counties. Two Good Pearls Sold. Guion, Oct. 13.—During the past few days two more big pearls have been found in the White river near here. One was found by W. T. Nolan and brought $175, and the other by W. F. Davis was sold for $500. Both were bought by J. S. Lane of Calico Rock. The pearl fish ing season is practically closed now on the upper river on ac count of the high stage of water and the cool weather. This sea son’s finds were the largest ever taken from the river. WHAT Will BE TB THE NEXT STEI® Taken 1 »> I .iquor Ini crests Sinc«^B < ourl's Decision Arouses Speculation. Special to Independent. H Little Rock, October 14.—•||B There is considerable specula-19 lation as to what course will hef|^B taken In the liquor interests, ffM since the decision of the supreme|fB court on Monday sustaining the . fl validity of the whiskey act ll passed by the last legislature. |, B There are rumors that the case fffl will be appealed to the supreme sB court of the United States if a federal question can be found in- ]||| volved, but this cannot be veri- j8B A member of the supreme |1| court says that the decision in | ■ nowise weakens the principle of IF the initiative and referendum. O The people did not take from the IB legislature the power to declare & an emergency, and thereby take ||| from the people the power of referendum, and if the people l| desire to do so, it must be done fi through another amendment. 1 Otherwise the legislature by at taching the emergency clause to every act passed, might defeat 1 the referendum. Entertain At Methodist Parson- * age. Rev. and Mrs. B. L. Wilford were very charming hostesses at their home Monday evening when they entertained the Board of Stewards and Sunday school teachers of the Methodist church. The Fourth and last quarterly conference of the church was held in the pastor's study, presided over by Rev. Mr. J Skinner of the district, when all ( reports of the church were made and found to be in a splendid condition financially in every de- j partment of the church work. After the business meeting adjourned the party were invit ed to the parsonage, where* some excellent musical numbers were rendered by Misses Birdie Ma? | rion and Willie Mashburn, ac companied by Mrs. Emma Hol land. Mrs. Wilford assisted by some of the lady Sunday school teach ers present served delicious cream and cake later in the even mg.•; The Grace The Dash The Swing . The Indefinite “Something” In our clothes for men appeals to the particular dresser and the unusually good quality of the fabrics interest the economically inclined. $15 $18 $20 $22 $25 $30 Call and ell show you the kind of clothes that ? | ft rivet attention and compell admiration—striking exam ples of the highest tailoring art. You'll be very glad you saw them. "STAR CLOTHING HOUSE'' feii _ l .