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Eounty News. VOL. VII McCRORY, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1909. NO. 20. THE NEWS IN BRIEF Items of Interest From Everywhere With Especial Attention to the Happenings of the Great Southwest. French exporters are protesting against the American tariff bill. A plot to start an uprising in the Eussian Caucasus was frustrated. During the sixtieth Congress 8,597 special pension acts were passed. “Battling” Nelson and Little Welsh will tight June 15 at Juarez, Mexico. H. A. Griswold, a prominent citi zen of Washington, D. C., commit ted suicide. The Honduran government lisa effected a settlement with its for eign bondholders. The report that an attempt was made to assassinate ex-President Boosevelt is denied. Gotch and Haekenschmidt have signed articles to wrestle at Mel bourne in January. The Venezuelan government is closely watching the movements of ex-Prcsident Castro. J. J. Hill, the railroad magnate, is said to be opposing a reduction of the duty on lumber. John H. Getterman was drowned while on fishing trip across the river from New Orleans. iiiuu-traiiiig Miai tv uu.> uau^m; near New Orleans, anil exhibited in tent at head of Canal street. American troops have evacuated Cuba and turned the barracks and if rts over to the Cuban army. I)r. William Jones, a famous sci entist of Chicago, was killed by na tives in the Philippine islands. President Taft is working on a plan to economize by consolidating several of the government bureaus. President Taft declares himself in favor of a tariff bureau, to be created at this session of Congress. Servia has formally accepted the formula prepared by the powers for the settlement of the Balkans dis pute. Philip Werlein struck gas while digging well in New Orleans, and analysis will determine value of dis covery. President Taft has accepted an invitation to attend the Union League Club dinner at Philadelphia April 27. Joe Cans is giving nightly exhi bitions at Petersburg, Va., and de nies the report that he is dying from tuberculosis. Japan has refused to accept the proposition of China to refer the Manchurian controversy to The Hague arbitration court. Congressman A. P. Pujo of Louis iana delivered a speech in Congress on the lumber and rice schedules in the tariff bill. The premiers of New South Wales and Victoria have decided to offer one dreadnought to the Brit ish government on behalf of their people. M 1111(1111 nail, a M'll-MIUWU brewer, committed suicide at Chica go. It is believed worry over the possible passage of the county op tion bill by Wisconsin was the cause of the act. President Taft stated to callers that he did not consider the ap pointment of judges to be a part of the patronage of United States sen ators. He thinks judicial appoint ments should be free from political influences. “Any employe of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Hail way Compa ny who in the future has his pay • cljeck cashed in a saloon will be dn-charged.” The foregoing is the substance of a general circular is sued by Superintendent N. J. Fin ney at Sedalia, Mo. The town of Ija Maya, 20 miles north of Santiago, Cuba, was prac tically destroyed by fire. The loss is placed at over $500,000. A posse found George lloopfef hiding in the woods near his home in the vicinity of Grand ltapids, Mich. He was placed under arrest and confessed that he killed his wife and child. Hoopfer claims his wife wished to die. Crazy Snake, the Indian chieftan, leader of the clan of negroes, half breeds and Creek Indians that have been terrorizing Oklahoma, is a prisoner under a heavy guard. He was captured by state officers and was found to be badly wounded in the hip. He surrendered without a fight near Thompson, west of Che cotah. A detachment of militant suffra gists, 21 strong, made another at tempt to raid the House of Com mons' in search of Premier Asquith in London, but were quickly scat tered by a detachment of mounted policemen. About a dozen of the women were taken into custody. They will be charged with beating the policemen as they resisted ar rest. A general order for vaccination of engineers and firemen operating on railroads runnig west of Chciago was issued by Dr. Herman Spald ing, chief of the contagious disease department. This action was due to the discovery that recent cases f\ ? iiinnllnnv 4-, Gi oiuaupUA uiuu^nt tion of the department have been confined exclusively to railroad men on Western lines. Thirty-live American employes of the Bogle mine near Jacksonville, IV work by 75 Hungarian miners. They had been warned against try ing to go to work and -shots were fired into a number of their homes. The Hungarians purchased revolv ers and ammunition and paraded the streets. The Americans have sent to neighboring towns l’or help. Hiss Zella Clark, a pretty young domestic of Washington, Ind., was shot while in the act of picking rip a box supposed to contain $30,000 deposited in a secluded place by N. Cr. Reid, president of the First Na tional Bank, after he had been threatened with death in a letter. A man who was with the young wo man when she was shot escaped. The girl maintains he is a stranger to her. Senator Money of Mississippi would have the validity of the four teenth amendment to the constitu tion tested. This amendment regu lates the franchise, and has been construed to authorize the reduction by Congress of the congressional representation of states which deny voting privileges to some of the citi zens. It has been frequently in voked by authors of bills reducing the representation of Southern states because negroes are not per mitted to vote. Mr. Money lias in troduced a resolution directing the attorney general to submit to the court all information available as to the method of adopting the amendment, so the court may de termine whether the amendment is valid and binding. The Southern Child Labor Con ference at its session at New Or leans, adopted resolutions embody mg a nuinner or important recom mendations for legislation on the subject of child labor in the South. The principal features were: The employment in factories of no child under the ago of 14 years; the em ployment in a mine or quarry of no child under the age of lli years; the employment of no child under the age of Id years in any gainful occu pation, except agricultural and do mestic service, unless such child can read and write simple sentences in the English language; that no boy under the age of 16, or girl under the age of IS years, except in agri cultural or domestic service, be em ployed between the hours of 7 p. m. and (3 a. m.; an eight-hour day law for children under 1(3 years of age and for all women; employment un der the certificate plan; the em ployment by the state of proper of ficials for the inspection of all mines and factories with the power to prosecute violations; thorough sani tary and safety regulations; making the conference a permanent organi zation. The insurrection in Korea is spreading. Anti-government riots occurred at Malaga, Spain. Servia has surrendered to the de mands of the European powers. Ex-President Roosevelt made a short stop in the Azores Islands. The British House of Commons sustained the government’s naval policy. It is reported that King Peter of Servie is preparing to abdicate his throne. Rear Admiral Converse, U. S. N., retired, died at Washington of urae mic poisoning. One man was killed and property valued at $25,000 d<%troyed in a fire at Rochester, N. Y. Chancellor von Buclow outlined the foreign policy of Germany in a speech in the Reichstag. A man on hoard the steamer Ham burg made an attempt to assassi nate ex-President Roosevelt. Congressman Bonnet of New York introduced a bill in the House to reduce Southern representation in Congress. St. Petersburg newspapers con tinue to attack Russian Foreign Minister Iswolsky, terming him a “diplomatic Kuropatkin. Dr. William Ader, a dentist, was shot four times by Harriet Pace, a full-blooded Chickasaw Indian, at Madill, Okla., and died from the wounds. A clash between the criminal court of Cook county and the Uni ted States circuit court of vast im portance in the criminal prosecu tions growing out. of the failure of A. Booth & Co. took place at Chi cago. A delegation of negroes from Mis sissippi, comprising bankers, busi ness men, lawyers and educators, called at the White House to tender to President Taft whatever assist ance they could in helping him to work out the so-called negro prob lem in the South. A daring mail pouch robbery, in which the thieves secured probably more than $50,000 in currency and checks, was made public at George town, Ky., when the iron and char red leather of two pouches were found bv a boy near the crane, from which they had been taken. There was a double funeral at the home of Airs. Charlotte Yan derlip of Chicago, the mother of Frank A. Yanderlip, president of the National City Bank of New York. Her mother, Mrs. Sarah Woodworth, who was 85 years old, died 24 hours after her daughter. A tie-up in building operations, which were struck a first blow by the walkout of the tilelayers and glaziers March 1, was made more complete when about 1,000 union steamfitters and electricians went out on strike, as a result of refusal of their demands for increased wages at Chicago. Attorney General Wiekersham gave a hearing to the governor and other officials of Kansas on the ques tion of the right of national banks to participate in the benefits and Cl.M .'.'UH 11 IS UM pUUUUiK fund created by a recent law of that state upon the same terms and con ditions as apply to state banks. After they had dynamited safes in two stores in Spiekard, Mo., and shot and seriously wounded Mar shal George Caraway of Jamesport when he attempted to arrest them, three robbers were surrounded near Jamesport, Mo., and in the pitched battle that followed one of the yegg men was probably fatally shot. An other was captured and the third escaped. The national legislators can now mine out of their stormhouse. They ire safe, at least for a time, from a concerted attack from the indignant women of the United States. The nereased tariff on stockings, as well is other articj.es of women’s apparel, which is provided for in the Payne :ariff hill, can remain so far as any iction by the National Council Fed eration of Women's Clubs is con cerned. This decision was reached it their San Antonio meeting. COTTON SHIPPERS WIN. Little Rock.—According to ad vices received from the general freight offices of the Iron Mountain at St. Louis, that road has surren dered in the fight being waged with with the cotton shippers in Arkan sas concerning the railroad’s right to select the compress to which cot ton in transit is to be delivered. No tices have been sent to all ivpn Mountain agents in the interior of the state to advise shippers that hereafter they will be permitted to select the compress at which they desire their cotton to be handled, instructions to this effect to be shown in the bills of lading at the time of issuance. The railroad still reserves the right to deliver (the! cotton to any compress, should no particular cotton compress; be speci fied in the bills of lading. This con troversy is several years old. BANK GETS RECEIVER. Dumas.—A meeting of the board of directors of the Bank of Dumas has been held to consider the affairs of the institution. It was decided to request the chancellor of the district to appoint G. A. Warner re ceiver to take charge and liquidate the business, which has become somewhat involved. It is expected that all depositors will lie paid in full. A new organization is being perfected with Henry Thane at the head, and it is proposed that this company will continue in the bank ing business here. It is understood that arrangements will be made to meet all immediate demands. WILL PAY CASH INTEREST. Huntsville.—The First National Bank of Huntsville will continue as the official depository of Madison county for the next two years. The First National was the only bank to make a bid for the custody of the public funds of the county. Its bid was 3 per cent per annum on daily balance, but Judge Ivie refused to accept the bid. and a contract was later made with the bank for 3 1-2 per cent interest to be paid in cash. WANT AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. Hope.—At a mass meeting of cit izens at Hope a movement was start ed to secure for Hope one of the four agricultural colleges proposed. It was decided to appoint a commit tee of five to confer with Governor Donaghey as to the appointment of a trustee from Hempstead county. TO BUILD WATER WORKS. DeQueen.—Assessments on the property in DeQueen for the pur pose of raising funds for the estab lishment of a waterworks system have been completed by the assess ment board. The first year's tax has been fixed at 7 per cent. The assessments will cover a period of 15 years and will yield a revenue of about $32,000. NEW MAIL ROUTE OPENED. Forrest City.—Preparations haves been completed for opening a new rural free delivery mail route out of here, service upon which will be started at once. The roads have been put in good shape and mail boxes provided. The route lies southwest of this; city and is 22 miles in length. EARLY MATURING COTTON. Little Hock.—State officials have forwarded to the state farm 50 bushels of Triumph cotton seed for planting purposes. The seed is of the early-maturing variety, which makes the cotton in advance of the season, when the boll weevil begins its ravages upon the plant. ERECT SUMMER COTTAGES. Van '.iuren.—The Mount Vista Improvement Company is preparing to erect a number of new cottages on their holdings on the mountain. They will be summer cottages and will be rented to the summer board ers by the company. OLD-TIME CLOCK. Clarendon.—Charles Arnold of Clarendon has in his possession a Seth Thomas clock of ancient make that has been running, without hav ing undergone any repairs, for 75 years. The clock still keeps good time. DENES THE BOLL WEEVIL Little Rock.—Dr. S. A. Knapp, who has charge of the farm demon stration work in the South, was here last week. In regard to the boll weevil Dr. Knapp avers that he is no enemy to the boll weevil. He absolutely defies it and insists that where the boll weevil has appeared in the South its appearance has been a benefit rather than a detriment where the proper course has been pursued by the farmer to check its ravages. “The worst harm,” said Dr. Knapp, “that the boll weevil has done was in the vicinity of Mar shall, Tex., and the farmers there are now as prosperous, if not more so, than those in any other portion of Texas. The boll weevil is not such a dread pest as most people seem to imagine. I find that in the boll weevl-inflieted districts the farmers are still growing a great deal of cotton by planting seed that brings an early crop. The crop from this seed matures so early that it fools the weevil. The time for harvesting it begins about the time when the weevil commences to de stroy it. When the cotton is pick ed the weevil has nothing to work on.” Dr. Knapp stated that he was very much pleased with the demon stration work in Arkansas, the in terest that the agents were taking in it and the knowledge they dis played in the duties they are re quired to perform. Dr. Knapp addressed the legisla ture on his work during his visit to the city. DEATH OF TREES FEARED. Fort Smith.—Fruit growers in this locality are very much exercis ed over the danger which threatens the fruit trees by the San Jose scale, which, it is claimed, is attacking every tree of all kinds in this city and vicinity. One grower has been assured by the director of the ex periment station at Fayetteville that the specimen sent for examination is the genuine San Jose scale, and that unless something is done to ex terminate the pest there will be great destruction of fruit and shade trees within the next two years. There is some talk of memorial izing the legislature to make an appropriation to pay experts in treating affected trees. In one or two instances owners of ornamental trees have cut down those affected with the scale to prevent it spread ing to the unaffected trees. SON SUED BY FATHER Fort Smith.—There is on trial in the circuit court here a ease of pa thetic interest in which the plain tiff is George Scruggs, aged Fi, and defendant. X. F. Scruggs, a son, aged 49. The father sues the son for $'">.000 damages for the alienation of the affections of the step-mother. The old man charges the son is har boring the step-mother and prevents her from returning to her aged hus band. vjnuwi\ ; C- L (. v l. l. DUn n u. Van Buren—The Crawford Coun ty Levee District has been organiz ed. The employment of an engineer to make the necessary surveys and estimates of the cost has been au thorized, and this work will be done at once, as the commissioners are anxious to push the matter ns rapid ly as possible, with a view of fur nishing at least some protection against the high water that may reasonably be expected thi, season. CF. 5ANI2E AN ASSOCIATION. Conway.—A Young Men's Chris tian Association has just been or ganize! at the State Normal School with a large majority of the male students of the institution as char ter members. TOWN IS BUILDING. Ber.tonville.—Bentonville is en joying a boom as a result of the construction of the interurban and the building of $50,000 worth of new structures. FALLS DEAD AT SUPPER. Little Rock.—Mrs. H. M. White fell lifeless while eating supper at the home of her nephew, R. R. Car lisle. Laughing and talking with the family she felt a sudden shock of pain at her heart, gasped and sank down in her chair. Death fol lowed in a few minutes. She had been in good spirits all day, despite a premonition of danger in the form of heart pains, of which she had complained shortly before the even ing meal. Mrs. White was 77 years of age and was born in Fairfax county, Virginia. Her maiden name was Helen Grimes. She was educated in Washington. She came to Ar kansas and was married to Dr. A. P. White, who was later a promi nent planter at Woodson. Her hus band died in 1877. No children were born to them. For the past 20 years Mrs. White made her home with her nephew, Mr. Carlisle. BUILDING ROBBED AND FIRED. Warren.—The two-story building of the Warren and Ouachita Valley railroad was robbed and burned sev eral days ago. The building con tained the depot, express and freight rooms and offices of the general manager and auditor of the road. From all indications the building was robbed, then fired. The doors of the large safe are torn from their hinges and are out of shape. Sever al persons heard an explosion be fore the fire was discovered. The loss is estimated at from $12,000 to $15,000 and is covered by insur ance. TO IRRIGATE 100,000 ACRES. Little Hock.—The Grand Prairie Irrigation and Milling Company, one of the largest companies organ ized in the state for irrigation pur poses, has tiled articles of incorpor ation with the secretary of state. The capital stock of the company is placed at $350,000. The compa ny proposes to irrigate about 100, 000 acres of prairie land in Prairie county lying west of White river and to cultivate, buy, mill and sell rice and the products of rice and rice straw. HOMICIDE HELD JUSTIFIABLE. Pine Bluff.—Stating that he be lieved John Day was justified in killing D. Henry Duncan, million aire vice president and secretary of the Bluff City Lumber Company, whom Day shot and killed in Day's room at Clio, Justice of the Peace Charles Roebuck at Bison has dis charged the defendant. As soon as the announcement was made in the half-filled court room friends of Day rushed to him and shook his hand heartily. - I LOCAL BANK IS ORGANIZED. Chide.-tor.—A bank has been or ganized here with a capital stock of $10,000. The stockholders are all local men. The safe and fixtures have been purchased and they ex pect the bank to be open and ready for business within the next sixty days. The business men here have felt the necessity for such an enter prise for several years, but have been unable to effect an organization un til this time. WILL PAY $1 PER DAY. Little Rock.—The penitentiary board has adopted a resolution per mitting W. L. Reaves, a railroad contractor, to use the labor of 200 convicts, more or less, for one year without the privilege of renewal, the price to be paid for the labor of the convicts being $1 per day per con vict. TO BRIDGE WHITE RIVER. Springdale.—At a meeting of the Commercial Club of Springdale it was decided to raise bv subscription $4.f)00 to build a bridge across '.Vhite river. ASSAULT ON TRAIN. Big Bay.—Dr. L. W. Copeland entered a plea of guilty before a justice of the peace at Big Bay on the charge of assaulting Harry Spencer on a train recently and was CLned $10.