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IN PEN. BOARD Hot Passages Between Attorney Gener al Norwood and Governor Don aghey—May Again Lease Convicts. rattle Rock, Ftb. 21.—.lust as s.i rmy as the sessions of old was that held Saturday mofning by toe state penitentiary board, in which efforts were made to pro vide temporarily for the working of the while convicts who are now idle in the state penitentiary, so they would not be an expense to the state. The entire board wus present when Chairman Jobe called the adjourned meeting to order. The response to the roll call was har monious, as was also the business which followed soon after, the selection of minor employes for the reform school, but as soon as the disposition of the convicts was broached the fur began to rise. Charges of Insincerity. Only once was there any out burst of sentiment between the members of the b< aid, which came after a reso'ution by Attor ney General Norwood that the convicts be worked on the roads of the stale under the direction of tilt, aovi 11 ui. Governor Donagbey intimated that he thought Attorney Gener al Norwood insincere in the mat ter. Attorney General Norwood ■ replied that he thought Governor Don a g hey was insincere in all his dealings, accusing the governor ; of playiDg politics. Later wb:n Governor Donag f- hev favored the taking of the H convicts from the penitentiary to Ethe farm immediately, Attorney I General Norwood asked the gov | ernor where the convicts would stay on the farm. The governor I replied they could be provided for, as were the soldiers during the war. Commissioner Tucker 0 then took a hand and sta'ed he 1 knew where to place the governor ? if he wished to have the convicts I get out with bloody feet and lit— ; tie to eat. The governor, seeing | his reply had been misunderstood, made no response. To Lease for Thirty Days. The matter was dually settled | by the passage of the resolution introduced to lease the convicts for thirty days to the highest bidder, provided no bids were made for less than $1 per day per convict. It was also decided ; that the farm immediately be put | in readiness for the reception of | the convits by the erection of 1 additional stockades, and that ■ they be worked there after the ■ lease of thirtv days expires. ? IT WAS A HARD BLIP Lump of Coal Lauded on Fireman Phil lips’ Head and Laid Him Out Temporarily. Fireman Will Phillips was " quite badly hurt Saturday night ■while firing an engine for Rngi Rneer Huge on an extra freight ’ north. Mr Phillips was down in ^the gangway and opened the door ■ to the furnace to examine his tire wiii'U a large lump oi cuai luncu from the tender, striking him on the top of the head, cutting an ugly gush in the scalp. The force of the blow left Mr. Phil lips unconscious for a few min Butes, but he soon recovered. The accident occurred near ■Bpiro and when that point was Breached ne was placed on n south Bound freight and brought back to Mena, where his injury was ^pressed by Dr. Davis. Mr. Phil lips was able to be around town Sunday. Saved by Singing School. Last Saturday night when the singing school at Owen’s chapel w.is dismissed and some of its numbers were passing W. P. 0 iver’s residence neur there, it w\.s seen to be on fire. The par ties, led by Ben Barron, got busy ; at once and extinguished thr ■ flames. Mr. and Mrs. Olivei j Wi re visiting away from home at i the time. It is thought that the j fiii « ngiratiri fr» m a box oi , B e> that c ntaineo live coais. __ Message of Fa’her’s Death. ■ 8*m Martin, the o i man, r: .feceived a message Sa'urday Con go yme the sad news of the death j 01 b;s father at Tyler, T«x. / T ie message stated that hi*1 fat her died Thursday and was j buried Friday. S..tn just re turned from Tyler a little over a week ago, having been callet* 1 there on the account cf his ( brher't illne' S, but wher he j Jett nis fathei was app.rentiyj improving. SUIT, UNDER HEAD LIGHT ACT j Possible for Stale to Obtain Judgement Against Railroad for $2,190,000. Ozark, Feb. 20.—One of the most important suits that has been on the civil docked in the Fifteenth Judicial District for many terms is the suit of the state against t h e Missouii Pacific Kailway Company for al leged failure to comply with tbt electric headlight act passed by the last legislature. The s'ate alleges the company used 11 1c camotives at different times that were not equiped with headlights. The case is set for trial here next Tuesday. If the state should win the suit ami obtain the full amount of penalties recoverable under the act, the amount would be $2,190,000, not including court costs. If the case goes to trial, the state will be represented by J. D. Arbuckle, prosecuting at torney, assisted by Col. Sam if. Chew. During the present session of the legislature a bill was ir troduced in the senate by Senator Logan o f Poik by the request of railroad ingtn eers to extend the time for rail roads to comply with the head light act. At the time the bill was introduced a motion was made to reject the hill on the grounds that us passage and ap proval would interfere with suits now pending in the stite. The bill was finally allowed lo go to the Judiciary Committee ar,d it has been returned to the senate with a report that the bill do not pass. The Judiciary Committee gave as its opinion the legisla ture should not pass a law that might dismiss penalty suits from court dockets. NO MORE WHISKY PARDONS Governor Donaghey Probably Will Close Down on Pistol Toters Also —Never Carried One Himself. •Little Rock, Feb. 22.—Now that Governor Donaghey has quietly, nevertheless effectively, made it known that violators of the state liquor laws c3nnot turn to him and ask for clemency with any hope of receiving it, his course on the first petition for pardon for pistol tot'rg is being awaited with interest. As Governor Donaghey is one of the kind of men who has never gone armed, in spite of his oc cupation as contractor, it is readi ly surmised that the be lievers in the rigid enforcement of the laws governing the carry ing of concealed weapons, and that he will decline to pur don any convicted of a crime of this kind. SALARIES INCREASED Bill Passes House to Increase Pay of Circuit and Chancery Judges to $3,000. Special to The Star. Little Rock, Feb. 23.—The bill which recently passed the senate increasing the salaries of circuit and chancery judges over the t ~ ~ ... *> AAA * 1 _ » «» * V. 1 • VHl t VVV » V* J J#V • year passed the house today by a majority of three votes. The new law will not benefit the pres ent judges in office, but their successors will receive the in creased pay, provided the meas ure receives the signature of Gov ernor Donaghey, which it proba bly will, and becomes a law. AIRSHIP OVER ARKANSAS. Citizens of Gravette and Vicinity De clare They Saw Air Navigator. Gravette, Feb. 21.--The. town of Gravette was startled Friday morning when D r. A. H. Hull, a fruit man living east of town, came in and announced having seen an airship pass over his place at 8:30 p. m. The story was considered rather a joke untill more witnesses began to show up. The entire family of O. J. Ilallidav, another promi nent fruitm«n, saw the same s iii. They pictured ii an air ship of arge ctpacitY, all bril lim’ly lighted with electric lights, and almost within ha ’.i 'g di-tanc, whica pissed quite rapidiv irom the east to the wiS', This evidence was sufficient to convince the peopl - that such a sight had be n witnessed and later it i- learned, that the bright light of the <ir navigator was seen by several in town, including T. F. Dorsetl’s lamily and U. X. Rexroat. HARD TO DISPOSE OF SURPLUS LABOR Superintendent Pitcock Must Find Em ployment tor 200 Convicts at $1 Per Day —Preparations far Them at Farm. Little Hock, Fob. 22.—Here’s a new situation in Arkansas: For Hire- Two hundred well fed and uniformed men, guarded in their movement, and guaranteed to work. Apply James Pitcock, Supt. Such is the kind of an adver tisement James Pitcock would 1 ke to insert in the papers today, for upon him rests the burden oj leasing for 30 days the white con victs now in the new penitentiary and as anxious bidders are not running over him to get the men at $1 per day, he has to gel out and work up a deal by which the state will receive an income from the men. The stale penitentiary board, after u stormy session, Saturday passed a resolution to have the superintendent of the penitentiary lease cut the state convicts for a teim of 30 days, with the under standing that the state remains in control of the convicts, that at ieast $1 per day is received for, each man, and that the person working them shall not tie indebt ed to the slate for convict birr. This last clause shuts off the A - kiisas lirick tv i>j anuiaciurmg Company from competing for the services of the men. There was another risilution passed which requires the erection of additional j stockades at the state farm and j the removal of the white convicts' there where they can be worked, as soon as the short lease has ex j pired. Supt. Pitcock returned Satur day night from the farm and yesterday went to the new peni tentiary to look the men over, and found them all anxious to get out and work, having enough of their euforced idleness. As it has been some time since the stale has had any men to hire he hardly knows where to turn today in order to place the men where the state will receive some reve nue. He is of the opinion, how ever, that the men can be placed on railroad work, as the railroads have work to be done now, and also have the prison cars in which to care for the men. The order was transmitted to the farm yesterday by Superin tendent Pitcock to the saw mill put in full time cutting up enough lumber to rush the erec tion of the additional stockades tor the convicts which will be taken there soon. Superintend ent Pitcock says there is already nearly enough lumber out for the stockades and new hospital. ■ ■— ■■■■ -♦- ■ ■ — ■ HOT ON THE TRAIL J. M. Hatfield Writes D. B. Joplin That He Now Expects to Catch Thieves Who Got His Animals. A card received this morning by D. B. Joplin from J. M. Hat field, who several weeks ago had a horse and mule stolen from his barn at Shmly, stated that he was now hot on the trail of the thief, having Paced him through tit « •_ \I7_il-_1 a liultn U 1 *’ |b •'! UUI WIV BUM iw Hot Springs, where he believes he will be able to easily catch hts man. Mr. Hatfield has been diligent ly searching since his horses were s'olen and it is to be hoped that his efforts will be rewarded. Won a Race With Death. Burlington, Vt., Feb. 20.—A race with death across the United States from Elpaso. Texas, to Burlington wa« finished here Thursday when Dr. H Nelson Jackson arrived at his wife's bedside after, a 64 hour trip over more than 2,500 miles of railroad. The nil from Chicago to this city was made In a special train, the distance of near ly 1,000 miles being covered in 21 hours. Ho found her still alive when he reached her, but her life is de spaired of. Big Fee Case Reversed. Austin, Tex., Feb. 19.—The supreme court of Texas Wednesday reversed and remanded the case of District At torney Hamilton against County At torney Brady, wherein the former seeks to prevent Brady from collect ing a $400,000 fee out of the Judg ment for $1,400,000 which the state has secured from the Waters-Fierce Oil company for alleged violation of the Texas antl-trust laws District At torney Hamilton contends that under the law Brady and his associate law yers are entitled to about $80,000 In stead of $400,000 in fees. Foley’s Orino Laxative cures con •stipation aud liver trouble and makes the bowels healthy and regular. Orino is .superior to pills and tablets as It does not gripe or nauseate. Why take anything else. Sold by all drug SOON ODT OF MONEY After March 1 Revenue Cut Off and Expenses Continues. Little Rock, Feb. 22.—Although many thousands of dollars have been drawn out of the general fund of the state treasure during the past week, tlie total of the fund remains within $1,000 of where it was at the opening of last week. The books of the treasurer show cash of $(>0,741.49 in this fund this morning, and a week ago it was hardly $1,000 more. The expenses of the legislature are about $1,500 per day, and with the regular expenses of the state the drain up >n the treasurer is heavy each week. The collec tion of taxes from insurance companies has kept the funds up for the past three weeks, but March 1, under the state law, all these taxes ate supposed to be paid ami this revenue will cease. <Vith an expense of about $15,000 per week, how long there will be any cash in the treasury after the taxes cease, is a matter of days, not weeks. LITTLE INTEREST IN BOAT LINE No Effort Is Being Made Now to Rc suwe Navigation This Year. Kansas City, Keb. 21 H. G. Wilson, who went to Pittsburg and New York In an effort to Interest outside capital In a boat line company to operate sev eral steamers between Kansas City and St. Louts, returned Saturday morn j lug. "It ts too much of a local proposl tion to enlist eastern capital." Mr. j Wilson said. "The men who have the money to Invest know loo little about the business and the men who do know iiouuL ii nir^ctay imvv iuvii uiuufy in vested in profitable navigation enter prises elsewhere. If Kansas City hopes ever to obtain any benefit out of the Missouri river It will have to do the pioneering. Until a regular steam boat service Is established on a com mercial basis we cannot obtain insur ance. Until we have shown that such a service will be supported we can't get outsiders interested. "It's up to Kansas City now and. so far as I ran see. Kansas City is no longer interested.” Jerome Twltchell, who was recently elected president of the boat line com pany, is in Florida and probably will not return before April i. Lawrence M. Jones, one of the directors, said this morning that nothing had been done yet toward resuming a boat line service this summer. “We have been waiting to see what congress will do for the river," Mr Jones said. "We thought that If Mr. Bills won his fight for a big approprla tlon It might stir up Interest here and we would be abel to get things started again.” A Gypsy Chief Under Arrest. St. Joseph, Feb. 19.—Joe Adams, who is chief of the Gypsies in North America, and who established his winter headquarters in St. Joseph. Is under arrest upon Information from Windsor, Ont., where he Is charged with the larceny of $2,500. He de clares he is Innocent. He Is closely guarded as many of his followers, in an ugly mood, are keeping close to the police station and an attempt at rescue is feared. An Illinois Mine Sealed. Benton, 111., Feb. 19.—A second ex plosion occurred In mine No. 18 of the Deerlng Coal company, seven miles southeast of this city, Wednesday. It was more severe than the one of Tuesday which entombed four shot firers. The second explosion wrecked the mine and as it is all on fire in the underground workings the mine has been sealed, it is likely the four bodies will never he recovered.' Insurance Companies Leave Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Ok., Fob. 21.— Be cause of a provision in Oklahoma’s constitution prohibiting the inter changing of stock belween public ser vice corporations and providing that the names of directors of each such cornorstion shall be filed with the state corporation commission, the Royal Exchange and Lloyds Fire In surance companies have withdrawn from the state. It Is said others will follow suit. To Announce Rate Decision. Kansas City, Feb. 21.—Judge Smith McPherson of Red Oak, la., who sat In the federal court here In the Mis souri rate cases, will be in Kansas City March 8, when he will announce the decision upon the two-cent fare and maximum freight rate laws. Floods in Lower Congo. Brussels, Feb. 2C.—The Patriot* states that the graveat news has been received of devastation caused by floods In the lower Congo. Posts, fac torles and villages have been de stroyed everywhere. The Inhabitants have been ruined and are dying In great numbers. Insane Indian Runs Amuck. Cincinnati, Feb. 23—An unidentified Navajo Indian in the Union statio; here Sunday sprang upon Mrs. Anui Devord of Huntington, W. Va., anl stabbed her Before he could be rt strained he also stabbed Max Meyert of Cincinnati and Joseph W. Gordon of Cambridge, 111. Indian to Represent South Dakota. Washington, Feb. 21.—Rev. John Eastman of Sisseton, S. !>., a full blood Sioux Indian, was Friday ap pointed South Dakota’s representative on the staff of the grand marshal ol the inaugural parade. Pneumonia Follows La (J'ippe Pneumonia often follows la grippe but never follows the use of Foley's Honey and Tar, for la grippe coughs and deep seated colds. Refuse any but the genuine in the yellow pack ages. Sold by all druggists. •mm. Best Equipped in Quality, Quantity and Price lo supply the funnels’ needs for the coming planting season. We bought when tlic market was right and the seeds are coming in in car load lots. All kinds of seed potatoes, Texas Red Rust Proof oats, sorghum, millet, kaffir corn and all other kinds of field seeds. The best garden seeds in bulk. High grade fertilizer especially prepared for the soil of this section, or we can supply you with the potash, nitrates, etc., and let you mix them yourselves. Farmers, when you are in town come and sec us. We will interest you in seeds of all kinds, feed, flour and groceries. N. M. Roach Grocery Co. I FOURTH AND SHERWOOD MENA, ARK. TTTiTT\T'T\rn A T^TTVT^ The Mena Undertaking and Em il I IN I J H* IT I ilv I IN IT balming Company has consolidat ^ A V# e(j undertaking establishment in' i-i"r-sa———— an(j business of A. Paton and L. B. Jackson, and will conduct the business from the old Jackson Undertaking Establishment at corner of De Queen and Port Arthur. The firm is the best equipped of any in this part of the state, has two fine hearses and furnishes carriages as requested. Calls attended to night or day. Day Phone 360. Night Phones 181 and 340. MENA UNDERTAKING & EMBALMING CO. 'Successors to A. Paton and L. B. Jackson) j J. I. WADLEY IS NAMED SENATOR Governor Donagbey Names Editor of Hot Springs News, After Appointment is Refused by E. W. Rector. Little Rock, Feb. 21.—Govern or George W. Donaghey late yesterday afternoon, afier tender ing the position to K. W. Rector, which was declined, appointed J. L. Wadley, editor of the Hot Springs News, to represent the Thirty-first district, composed of Garland ami Montgomery coun ties, recently declared vacant b? that body. Governor Donaghey stated that he had first tendered the position to E. W. Rector of Hot Springs, who represented Garland county in toe house in 1891 and was speaker of that body, but that Mr. Recter declined to accept the commission on account of his health, and that he considered the next best thing to do was to appoint Mr. Wadley. The governor said that during his campaign for the nomination for governor Mr. Wadley was one of his ardent supporters, and this fact, together with his personal knowledge of his qualifications to fill the position creditably, iufluenced him in making the ap pointment. In selecting a Gar land county man, he stated it was with difficulty he made up his mind to choose between \\7 .Jin .. T* f .tll?„l whoso recommendations for ap pointments was of the strongest character. The governor was at first in clined to bestow the honor upon Gibson Witt of Montgomery county, who represented the dis trict and was president of the senate in 1895. The only reason the commission did not go to Mr. Witt, said Governor Dona ghey, was because there is a tacit agreement in the district among those interested in the selection of the senator, that ! (iarlitnd county is entitled to the senatorship two terms, following which the office goes to a Mont gomery county man for one term, the present term under the ar rangement being credited to Garland county. When asked when he would call a special tlection to fi 1 the vacancy by the vote of the j eo,.le of the district, G ivernor Uonc ghev said tint he was unable to say, that lie would first have to ! look up the law on the subject. how’s I his? We oiler One Hundred Dollars Reward for cam-of catarrh that cannot la, cured by Halls Catarrh Cure. F. J. Oil KN KYAI 'O., Toledo,(> ! We, the undersigned, have known F. .1 1 Cheney for the last If,years, and believe him I perfectly honorable In all business transact ions and financially able to carry out any [ obligations made oy ms nriu. Waldlng. KlnnaiiiV Marvin. Wholesale Druggists. Toledo. O. llaM's Catarrh Cure Is taken I menially I acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. „ . , K. J. CH KN KY A C<7 ole oO. Sold by all Druggists. 75c Take Hall ■ Family Fill*for constipation. . - - ■■ ______ —...._Li_— A WATER9-PIERCE PLAN. The Standard to Withdraw From Mis souri Concern. St. Louie, Fob. 21.—Development! at the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Waters-Plerce Oil com pany held here Thursday revealed a plan under consideration for the with drawal of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey from that corporation. Should an agreement be reached as seems probable, the fiscal affairs of the Waters-Plerce Oil company will be reorganized, H. Clay Pierce and his associates will dominate I ho company, the Stnndard OH company of New Jer sey will cease to be a stockholder and the Waters-Plerce Oil company will be legally competent to exist and oper ate In Missouri. What turn the plan is likely to take was not announced as the Idea for the readjustment of the stockholdings was presented In tentative form. As the Standard Oil company of New Jersey was signified Its readiness to dispose of Its share In the Waters-Plerce Oil company It is Inferred an agreement between the Pierce and the Standard Oil interests will be effected. The Stnndard, which owns HO per cent of the Waters-Plerce concern, asked Thursday that the annual meet ing he postponed until March 4 and the Pierce Interests acquiesced. KANSAS CITY’S REVIVAL. Convention Hall Not Large Enough to Hold Crowds. Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 21.—Conven tion hall was not largo enough to hold the thousands who flocked to hoar Gipsy Smith preach the concluding sermon o;' ihe first week of revival Friday night. Forty minutes before the advertised hour every seat in the groat building was taken. Ushers at the doors, repeatedly announcing the fact, could not check the streams of eager revivalists. “Wo can stand," they said to each other. But for many hundreds there was uot even standing room. Some of them were glad to stand in crowds at the doors out of sight of the preacher, but not out of reach of his marvelous voice. Including them there were not less than 14,000 present. Will Investigate Iowa Asylums. lies Moines, la., Feb. 20.—Charges of cruelty in the state Insane asylums will be investigated by the legisla ture A resolution urging the appoint ment of a committee of three mem bers of the house to be selected by the speaker to visit every institution in the state and make a full report was Introduced in the house late Thurs day. CONTENT NOTICE. Department of the Interior. I'nlted Kigtos t.ann office, Camden. Ark., Feb. 18, IHliy. A sufficient contest ailiduvlt having been tiled In this office hy OKRA E. HltooMElEI.O. j contestant, again-! homestead entry No. itiitiCi, made Sent. 17. 190.'!, for EC, N E1, of Sec. ■M. and W1, \ W>, of Sec. 27. T. IS., R. 'll W.. j by 1 efferson Walden, contestee. In which It I I* alleged that said entry man has wholly abandoned said tract and c hanged hts resi dence therefrom for more than six months since making said entry: that said entry is not settled upon and cultivated hy said party as required by law. Slad^pariles ate hereby untitled fo appeal', respond and offer evi dence touching sold allegation at 10 o'clock a. m., on March :to. liny, brfiireJ. V . tllimor . notary public, at his ott'n o In Vandervoort. Ark., and that final heardug w III tie held at 10 o’clock a, m., on April It), mod. before the Register and Receiver at the I'nlted Status land office In Camden, Ark. The said contestant hut ing. in a proper affidavit, tiled Fell. In, I9!H*. set forth (acts which show that after due diligence personal service of this notice can not he male, It Is hereby ordered and directed that such notice lie given by due and proper publication. II. <i. VrtedJietin. Register. F. L. Mallory, Receiver. STOPPED SUNDAY MOVING PICTURES -. Bijou Theater Closed Sunday Night [by Order of Mayor Davis—Says Such Sunday Violations Are Best Stopped at Once. . The Bijou theater, which gives an exhibition of moving pictures, opened Sunday night to give a j show, but was ordered closed at : once by Mayor Davis, despite the | protests of the manager, who i thought be should be allowed to i run his show because the pictures 1 were of a religious nature and no 1 admission fees were charged. Mayor Davis was obdurate, J however, and the doors were dosed. The mayor .says that tf any I amusement place of such charac* j ter is allowed to open on Sundays j it is sure to lead to other like at j tempts, there being many who would gladly take advantage of such a privilege, as, for instance, those who would gladly have ! Sunday baseball games in Mena. _ » . .... $10,1)111) VERDICT — W. F. Osborn of Gurdon Wins Suit Against Iron Mountain—Appeal Will Be Taken. Newport, Feb. 21.—The larg «st judgment ever given in Jack son county was awarded W. F. Osborn of Gurdon last night, when a jury rendered a verdict of SI6,000 in his favor against the Iron Mountain raiiroadjor phy sical injuries received in Little Rock last year. Oiborn hurt in a collision, a caboose striking a passenger car in which tie was riding. Ilis injuries were not immediately apparent, but shortly alter his return home he had it nervous breakdown, which he claimed was caused by the shock of the | collision and which has incapaci | sited him for business ever since. Osborn sued for $27,200. The I trial covered a week, many doc tors testifying as experts on ner vous aliments for both the plain tiff and the railroad company. Osborn’s attorneys were Philliis ltoyce and Stayton & Stayton I of Newport and Me Rea A: Torap ; Kins of Prescott. Campbell & , Suips of Newport defended. The company will appeal. Judge 1 Charles Coffin of the circuit comt | presided. Osborn conducts 5 and 10 cent | stores at Newport and Gurdon. ] He is a widower with several ,^mall children dependent on him. W. L. Park'r Doing splendidly. W. L. Parker, who was last Friday brought home from the | sanitarium at Ttxarkana by Dr. i O. C. Gunnels, is doing splendid ly, and begimng to figure on the day when he can again take up his duties as county clerk.