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Nevada County Picayune
ANDREWS & MORRIS, Pubs. pp FPCOTT. - - ARKANSAS CL' -- Have you taken 16 minutes off to learn Esperanto? Dear, dear, when an asbestos plant burns, where does safety He? In time to come man may evolve a blunderproof, wreckless railroad. Paris ha? thoughtfully relegated the hobble skirt to the museum of horrors In the agreement, between Korea and Japan the latter did the agreeing for both. A l^r.g Island milkman mistook a mule for a cow. Moral One cannot be too careful. A determination to practise what we preach keeps us from doing too much preaching. "Kondamntgnghin," the cuss word In Esperanto, Is ornamental, but too long for practical use. There ought to be a greater differ ence between civilization and the merely complicated life. Men may beat the birds flying, but Che birds don't have much trouble With their propeller blades. "A woman hnter has been captured by cookies.” More than one man hater has been won by dough. Europe cannot expert to experience A cholera epidemic and an epidemic of American tourists at the same time. In the coming sham battle of areo planes is the contest to see which Crowd of aviators hurt themselves least? Washington has displaced the eagle «nd has made the woodpecker the ■tate bird. This will make Old liuldy red-headed. Oeeaslpnnl showers are useful, but the weather man should not go away on Ms vacation and forget to turn them off. It has been decided that a divorced woman Is the widow of her former husband. This classes husbands with the dead ones Married men, according to statistics, are subject to fewer accidents than are single men. Somebody Is keeping tab on their hours. An Illinois man has patented a safe ty pin with two points. However, wearers of the gallus aro still waiting for the two-headed nail. It may bo marvelous, but It Is hu man that Susie, the pet ape, should refuse chewing gum simply because her teacher tells her to? The Philadelphia man who was choked to death by a high collar died a death that ought to turn Harry Lehr and Berry Wall green with envy. Half a million In counterfeit coin has been recovered by the United States In the past year. Has any ono beard of any real money being recov ered? Correspondents are arguing that a He Is occasionally Justifiable and a Brooklyn Judge decides that "dam’' Is not profane. Being good is becoming •aster. In Baris filet of beef Is worth 60 cents a pound and only cheap cuts ot borse meat are as low as 20 cents Mo wonder they call it "that dear Paris." The language of the North America! Indian and the Japanese contain m cuss words. What a handicap win n an aborigine hit his finger with a pre historic ax! Canada has discovered that It has $39,000,000,000 worth of peat bogs am It is wondering how It can induce its people to use peat at a low cost In preference to coal at high cost. The uncle of the King of Portugal ■who saw a man killed In a street fight among ruffians In New York, is no\ In a iKtsitiuu to go home and write book about American civilization. Esperanto will never offend against the pure-fool laws, unless Its advo cates, being merely human, revolt against its limited expressions for •motional relief. Its vocabulary does not contain a single swear word England is now figuring on a gas driven battleship to render obsolett all vessels of the Dreadnought type People over there must sit up nights thinking of new ways to spend publb money. A Poughkeepsie man who went ti California to accumulate a fortum rapidly has just returned after an ab sence of 51 years. The old gentlemat will probably put in the rest of lil days reading all the get rich-quick lit arature he can find and giving it th. ba ha. In the presence of all this wonde ful aviation on the other side of tt ocean it would seem to be high tint for Americans to do a few stunts; o la It to be said that an aeroplane 1> <o have no honor In Its own country' i NO CLOUDS IN SIGHT COLONEL GEORGE HARVEY SAYS COUNTRY ALL RIGHT. THE WRITER SEES NO CLOUD Striking Article In North' American Review That Is Attracting Wide Attention. The attention of business and pro fessional men In all portions of the country has been attracted to a strik inply strong article by Col. George Harvey In the September Issue of the North Amerlean Review In which the writer takes a view of the greatest hopefulness for the future of America and Americans. The article is en titled "A Flea for the Conservation of Common Sense,” and It is meeting with the cordial approval of business men of all shades of political opinion throughout the entire country. In part. Colonel Harvey says: "Unquestionably a spirit of unrest dominates the land. But, if It be true that fundamentally the condition of the country Is sound, must wo necessarily succumb to despondency, abandon effort looking to retrieval and cringe like cravens before clouds that only threaten? Rather ought we not to analyze conditions, search for causes, find the root of the dis tress. which even now exists only In men's minds, and then, after the American fashion, apply such rem edles as seems most likely to produce beneficent results? Capital and Labor Not Antagonistic. “The Link that connects labor with capital Is not broken but we may not deny that it is less cohesive than it should be or than conditions war rant. Financially, the country Is stronger than ever before In Its his tory. Recovery from n panic so severe as that of three years ago was never before so prompt and compara tively complete. The masses are practically free from debt. Money is held by the banks In abundance and rates are low. v\ ny, tnen, ones capital pause upon the threshold of investment? The answer, we believe, to be plain It awaits adjustment of the relations of government to business. • • • The sole problem consists of determining bow government can maintain an even balance between aggregations ol Interests, on the one hand, and the whole people, on the other, protect ing the latter against extortion and saving the former from mad assaults. "The solution is not easy to find for the simple reason that the situ ation Is without precedent. But is not progress being made along sane and cautious lines? • • • Conserve Common Sense. "Is not the present, as we have seen, exceptionally secure? What, then, of preparations for the future? Patriotism is the basis of our insti tut ions And patriotism in the minds of our youth Is no longer linked solely with fireworks and deeds of daring. It is taught In our schools. A new course has been added—a course in loyalty. Methodically, our children ■raru now ui vote, now iu cumim i primaries, conventions and elections, how to discriminate between qualifica tions of candidates and, finally, how to govern as well as serve. They are taught to dgspise bribery and ail forms of corruption and fraud as treason. Their creel, which they are made to know by heart, is not com pies. It is simple, but comprehen nivc, no less beautiful in diction than lofty in aspiration. These are the pltdgcs which are graven upon their memories: “As it is cowardly for a soldier to run away front battle, so it is coward ly for any citizen not to contribute ills share to the well-being of his country. America Is my own dear land; she nourishes me, and I wil love her and do my duty ta her, whose child, servant and civil soldlei l am. "As the health and happiness of iny body depend tipou each muscle tnd nerve and drop of blood doing its work in its place, so the health md happiness of my country depend non each citizen doing his work it. his place. “'these young citizens are out hostages to fortune. Can we not <afely assume that the principles ani mating their lives augur well for tin ermanency of the Republic? Whet before have the foundation stout" of continuance been laid with sue) care and promise of durability? “The future, then, is bright. Ant' the present? Hut one thing is need ful. No present movement is more laudable than that which looks tt conservation of natural resources Rut let us never forget that the great ■st Inherent resource of the Amer lean people is Common Sense. I.e that be conserved and applied with out cessation, and soon It will b 'mind that all the ills of which wt omplaiu but know not of are onlj <uch as attend upon the growiiu pains of a great and blessed countr) He Knows the Game. According to the Metropolitan Meg tine, Kirc Chief John Conway of Jet ey City, has solved the baseball ex use question by the posting of th allowing printed notice on his des) t fire headquarters: “All requests for leave of absenct wing to grandmothers' funerals, lann ack. house cleunlr.g, moving, son tiront, headache, brainstorm, cousin.-' I edding, general Indisposition, etc I tust be handed to the chief not late ■an ten o'clock on the morning of tb< ..me.” STATE LOSES IN $3,000,000 SUIT JUDGE COFFIN RENDERS DECIS ION FAVORABLE TO AMERI CAN BOOK COMPANY. Case Started by Attorney General Norwood Under Arkansas Anti Trust Law in September, 1909. According to a decision or Judge Charles Coffin, rendered in the Jack son county circuit court at Newport, the American Book Company of New York and New Jersey is not a mem ber of a trust, and the case brought against it by the state in September, 1909, for alleged violations ot tjie an ti trust law of 1905, in which penal ties aggregating f9,000,000 was asked, was dismissed at tlie cost of the state. The suit was instituted in the Jackson county circuit coun. by At torney General Hal L. Norwood and G. L. Grant, prosecuting attorney for the Jackson county district. The de fendant book company was represent ed by E. B. Kinsworthy and Janies Stevenson, and by consent of the par ties concerned a jury was waived and the case submitted to the court, sitting as a jury. The court found that tho defendant company had complied with all tho laws of tiie state, the remainder of the ruling being as follows; "The court finds that there is no evidence to show that the defendant, the American Book Company of New York, or the American Book Coni pany of New Jersey, is now or ever was a monopoly, pool or trust, or ever entered into or became a party to any pool, trust, confederation, combi nation or conspiracy with any per son or persons, partnership or part ner1 hips, corporation or corporations to fix or regulate the sale, output or price of school books or any other article of value, or to maintain the same when so regulated or fixed, or o limit or control the output. "The court therefore finds that the plaintiff has failed tn sustain any of tho charges made in the complaint in this case, and therefore finds for the defendant. "it is therefore by the court con sidered, ordered and adjudged that this case he and it is hereby dis missed; that tho plaintiff take noth ing, and that the defendant recover of and from the plaintiff all of its costs herein expended.” BRIDGI COMMISSIONERS WIN OUT Last of Injunction Suits Against Van Buren Structure Is Lost. Van Huron.- Special Chancellor Wallace of Russellville, who heard the injunction suit of Ed Chastain of Dyer and W. H. Shibley and J. H. Butler of Van Buren to restrain the Van Buren and Fort Smith bridge commissioners from building the structure, sustained the demurrers filed by Judge Joseph Hill, counsel for the bridge commissioners, in which lie held the act creating the bridge improvement district consti tutional and held every act of the comnrssion to be fully and clearly in conformity with the law. C. C. R! ID MAY NOI LEAVE ARKANSAS Congressman Says He Has Not Fully Decided to Remove to Oklahoma. Little Rock.-Congressman C. C. Reid has not fully made up Ids mind as to whether ho will move lo Tulsa Okla.. at tho expiration of his term n emigres.' He staled to friends in Little Rock when here recently that lie would remain in Arkansas if pos slide. It had been stated that Mr. Reid would no to Tulsa about March !. where he would make his home and engage in the practice of law. Better Train Service Promised. Helena, -flood news for the travel ing public between Helena and Metn , phis and Memphis and Helena was received ill a letter received by the Helena Business Men's league from Superintendent Hubs of the Yazoo A• Mississippi V*»P«y road, in which the latter stated that the Valley road would within a short time put on a through first-class coacli both ways once a day between the two cities This will do away with the necessity of first-class passengers traveling either way between the two cities making a change of cars at Lula, either in going to or returning from Memphis unnecessary, as at present. Brakesman Dies on His First Trip tonesboro.—Brakesman Minson of the Jonesboro. Lake City & Eastern ra 'road was run over at Bell while switching and had his legs cut off. The unfortunate man was liken to Blythevllle for treatment, hut died from the loss of blood. This was the first trip Minson had made on the road, having recently cotne here from Cardwell, Mo. Complete Randolph History. Imboden.—The Randolph conn't directory and hiriory, which has been under compilation for the past two years, has been completed and p.i on the market. It is a large, ban' so’.nely hound yr’enie, and contains over 2.000 pagej o' valuable inform . tlon. The names of every man woman and cltil i in the county, them address, occupa'ion, etc., are given, In connection w'th other useful infer niation that eo'i.d be secured one' by a personal cat vasg of the entne county. MUCH ADVERTISING FOR ARKANSAS A Special Exhibition Train Is Being Planned to Tour Northern States. Little Hock—The Arkansas Land Syndicate, which is managed by H C. Humble and M. Y. Recklaw, is arranging for a special publicity Lain to leave Little Rock about Novemb< r 1, making a 10-days’ tour of North ern and Eastern states, for the sole purpose of advertising Arkansas an. her unlimited resources. They are corresponding with the mayors, boards of trade and various real es tate and business men's organiza tions of the stiite with a view to se curing exhibits. The train will consist of an exhibi fion car. Pullman and buffet car. and will be accompanied bv a band. I h<* tour will end at Chicago, where the party will spend a few days at th-’ International Land Congress They say In their circular letter ‘ We propose with your hein to ad vertise Arkansas every county, no ? and corner in this state, and ea< county will contribute equally t'O we ask your co-operation, and feel that we will get it from your town For wo know by experience that the good will go directly to you. as tiie direct efforts each county puis fortli will reflect generally upon Hie state, the individual towns find cit ies receiving benefits as 1 hey are represented. Will you put forth something appropriate to your inter ests? This movement is for the pur pose of bringing to the attention of outside capital the wonderful and tin developed resources as well as th-’ valuable fertile lands of Arkansas The eves of the nation are gazing this way now. Then is it not the time to put on a dress parade? Yes. the parade is going to be put on We invite you t(, march in this, the gaudiest parade any state ever had GAME WARRIN HFID IOR MURDER Newport Officer Bound Over to Grand Jury Under $1,003 Bond. Newport.—Deputy Sheriff George Johnson, who is also a game warde lias been bound over to the grand jury under $1,000 bond fo- killing John Duncan a few days ago. when the latter is alleged to have attempt ed to escape while resisting arre-t and then to have drawn a revolver on the officer. Johnson claims to have shot Dun can after the latter had drawn a re volver, following an attempt to re sist the officer, who had a warnin' charging him with disturbing th'> peace. Johnson's statements, how ever, were not borne out by other witnesses, some of whom stated that Duncan was unarmed. THE COAT MINERS Cl AIM A VICTORY Western Coal & Mining Company Settles Trouble With Employes. Altus.—The Western Coal & Min ing Company and their employes have at last reached a settlement of their disagreement here, and a suf ficient number of men are engaged in cleaning up the mines with a view to bo ready for work in taking out coal in a few days. The miners claim a complete victory, gaining every point in dispute Under the cheerful aspect attending the resump tion of work, an extraordinary out put of coal is anticipated. U. D. C. Erects a Monument. Conway —A handsome marble men umctit, standing 32 feet high, and costing $2,750, has been ordered bv Robert E. IChapter, United Daugh ters of the Confederacy of this cite, and will ho placed in the courtyard. The statue will represent a young private soldier of the Confederacy, the members deciding It would be more appropriate to pay a tribute :o the vast number of brave men in the ranks than to an individual hero of the cause. It will be carved out of white Italian marble, and the work will he done in Italy. Hoop Mill Resumes Operations. Des Arc. The Dos Arc Hoop MIR & Lumber Company has resumed op orations after a suspension of near ly a month. This factory employs nearly a hundred men and is one of ‘lie n ost substantial mills of Its kind in the state Choked to P< ath on i Dea. Hamburg.—Tin small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lewis wa choked to death on a pea. llet mother was sidling peas, when tin chim put one in her mouth, it lodg ing in her winui lpe, choking tier 11 death. Hunters Kill Big Game. Morrllton.—P. E. Witt, Clifton Moose and V. A. Reeson ha\e re turned from a successful deer hunt in the Maumelle mountains. A par ty of twelve camped there for a week and bagged several deer and other wild game. Henry Douglas Acquitted. Newport.—Henry Douglas, indicted for willfully and feloniously thootlng, maiming and wounding Ella Walker, while riding out of Newport, wag ac quitted in a trial by jury. Ask for Expert’s Return. Jonesboro.—There is a strong effort on foot to have County Agricultural Expert W. C. Proctor returned to tills city for another year’s work He spent one year here, and the farmers report an increase in yield of from 30 to 100 per cent and are eager for more government Instruc tlon. The United States Department of Agriculture offers to pay the sum of $500 for the salary of Mr Proctot If the county will pay a like sum The matter will be taken up with the county judge at once. INDICATIONS ARE NO. 11 HAS LOST RETURNS FROM 41 COUNTIES SHOW IT LACKS 1.257 OF HAVING MAJORITY. SOCIALISTS MAKE SLIGHT GAINS Amendment No. 10 Has Probably Carried by 15.000—Returns Are Very Slow Coming 'n. Little Rock.—Returns from 50 out of 'be T5 counties in the state show that Amendment. No. 10, providing for tlie initiative and referendum, se cured 62,790 votes in those countie; out of a total of 104,162 votes cast, giving it a lead of 10,708 votes over the required constitutional majority in those counties. Basing the esti mate on these figures, which are by far the most, complete received yet. it is believed that the amendment, will carry by about 15,000 votes over the required constitutional majority in the state. Returns also show that the vote on Amendment No. 11 is very close and the final official totals in the office of the secretary of state may he nec essary to decide its fate. Returns received up to Saturday night showed that the amendment, in 41 counties, had received a total nf 40,068 votes out of a total of 82,648 votes cast in the 41 counties. The constitutional majority in the 41 counties would he 41,325, so that the amendment is shy 1,257 votes of the required con stitutional majority in thos-;> counties Although this deficiency may be made up by the vote in the remain ing counties the indications are that tlie amendment lias failed of adop tion. This, however, will remain a matter of conjecture until more fig ures are received. The returns further show that the total vote for governor in 41 coun ties is practically the same as it was two years ago, the total vote In 1908 lining 87,953 and this year 87.220, a difference of 733 votes, with tills year's election holding the short end of the difference. Both the Homo cratic and Republican vote for gov ernor is running slightly behind that of two years ago. while the Social ist vote is heavier by nearly 2,000. TO DISSOLVE THE SUGAR TRUST The Government Will File a Petition in New York Soon. Washington. I). ('. Confirmation of the report that a petition for the dis solution of the American Sugar Re fining Company lias been completed by government officials ha - been re ceived here It was learned that the present intention tit the department of justice i> to file* the su: in New York some time this week. The action will he entirely inde pendent of the criminal pr eding' which have attracted such wide at tention and resulted in a number of com iet ions. While the suit is said to lie sim! lar to tlm proceedings brought against the Standard Oil Company and the American Tobacco Company, both of which are pending in the sn prime court, the petition is said to tie more sweeping thpn either of those and to present issues already passed upon by the supreme court. RATE INCREASES SUSPENDED. Commerce Commission W, 11 Investi gate V„ S. & P. Tariffs. Washington, D. C. \ general ad vance in the freight rates on lumber by the Vicksburg, Shreveport & !*a eifie Railway Company, which is par ticipated in hy 2Su other interstate carriers, lias been suspended hy the Interstate commerce commission. The tariff suspended provides for ad vances principally on yellow pine lumber from till points on the line of the Vicksburg. Shreveport & Pa cific Company in the yellow pine ter ritory to ail points in the Cubed States. Alter an examination of the tariff the commission, under the ev isting law, suspended its operation until January 5, 1911. because it was held that the increases ‘are unlaw ful and that the rates, fares or charges established by said schedules tiro unjust and unreasonable " Kisses His Baby, Then Takes Poison Stuttgart, Ark. Cred r Hlohm, ag*‘d about t.t years, was mscovered in the barn loft in the rear of hit. home in this city in a dying condi lion freni the effects of carbolic, acid. Tie died a few minutes aiterward. Hlohm told a stepson and liis baby goodbye before going to the barn, where he drank the contents of a bottle of acid. A few days previous to bis suicide Hlohm hud been arrest ed for illegal sale of liquor, and It is thought this had something to do with his committing suicide. New Orleans Has 339,075 People. Washington.—The population of New Orleans is 339,075, an increase of 51,971, or 18.1 per cent as com pared with 287,104 in 1900. While New Orleans’ growth during the past decade was only slightly below her percentage of increase of the previous decade, the Crescent City, through more rapid growth of other cities In the 100,000 class, loses its position of twelfth in the list of big cities and now occupies fifteenth position, Detroit, Milwaukee and Newark, N. J., all having jumped ahead of her. • •••••••» : AH Over Arkansas • . .. • "••Mi A URGE VERDICT IS RENDERED Damage Suit Against Lumber Conv. pany Gives Plaintiff $25,000 Paragould.—In the case of W e Talley against the Paepke-LeicUt 1,umber Company of Chicago, suit for breach of contract., the Jury returned n verdict in favor of the plaintiff for $25,000, the largest verdict ever re. turned in Greene county. The ease was the outcome of a contract made by the lumber company with Mr Talley to saw 8,000.000 feet of lunmer at his mill In Marmaduke. it lg claimed that the lumber was refused on the ground that It d!<i r.ct cume up to specifications. The ca.se will probably be appealed to the supreme court. FIRES SIX TIMES AT AN 01D ENEMY Walnut Ridge Physician Shoots Off Alfred Bagley’s Finger. Walnut Kidge, Ark. Dr t p Hughes, a practicing physic'an of this city, fired six shots at Alfred Bag ley, an old-time enemy, on ■ of the shots carrying away a finger of one of Bagley’s hands. The other shot* went wild. The shooting way the re sult of a series of alleged threats and Is the outgrowth of an enmity \vh:ch sprang up when Dr Hughes testified against Bagley In a murder trit^l. Big Money in Raising Poultry Paragould.—That there is good money to be made in raising pure bred poultry was forcefully demon strated by a sale made by a. w Fligor of this city, who scld 30 of his White Wyandot*os—th's year’s fowls—to Vice President Britton of the Cotton Pelt railway, the consid eration being $75, or $2.50 a herd. The fowls were shipped to Mr Rr'-t ton’s poultry farm near Kirkwood, Mo. An Otd Farmer Drops Dead. Jonesboro.—John Mayes, an old one-legged farmer, dropped dead at the court house here He came to town to vote and after oaring his ballot passed the assessor’s office. There he was apprised of the fact that he had been penalized for fail ing to assess. This made him very excited, and after a somewhat stren uous argument he started away and fell dead at the steps. He was 65 years old. Boy Killed by Switch Enpine. Modeller Klean .larks, the i6 year-old son of John Jacks of this city, employed ns night timekeeper at the Iron Mountain shops, was In stonily killed here while engaged in doing some work In a cpp that was bi-ing used as an office while the regular office was undergoing re pairs. The switch engine hit the cat and young Jacks was thrown down an embankment and his neck broken Depot at Dumas Is Robbed. Dumas —The Iron Mountain depot at this place was entered and rob bed. Tlio burglary was a rather crude piece of work, and the In truder got only about 300 pennies for his pains. The pennies had be n hf* in the ra-h drawer bv the nctnt. but nil the other receipts of the di> s ticket sales bud been put out of the burglar's reach. Killed in Railroad Yards. Batesville—Will Younger of S’. James was struck ami killed by ar Iron Mountain train in that compa ny’s yards here. Younger is alleged to have be n drinking heavily. nn<l the railroad people declare he was a trespasser on their property when killed. Concrete Walks for Pine Cuff. l’ine Bluff.- - An ordinance passed bv the city council puts practically all of Pine Bluff fn a concrete side v.alk district, and calls for the build ing of walks which, if laid I” * straight line, would encompass a dis tance of about 10 miles. Residences Are In Demand. Permott.—Tho demand for '•**! deuces here far exceeds the supp.1 Nu nhers of families desire to ra0’® to this place, but find no hous-o available. Houses are being erects, however, and it is hoped that >**• demand may bo met soon. Has His Foot Torn Off Hamburg.—W. L Wallace, wh.le re turning home, was thrown out o buggy at the mllroad crossing, ,ea in'r his foot entitely off. His now ran away, break ng the lines ^ son was in tho fuggy, but was n injured. Expert Is Building a Model R°a<*' Marianna. -C. T. Hanison, a go " eminent expert, is in Marianna perlntendlng the construction or model road out of this city. Falling Tree Hu.ts Coon Hunter. Peach Orchard —While ,1UIJ coons in a party with Scott Daw s • a wealthy land owner near ’ Joun Garner of lii.nois was seriou hurt by a falllns free when it cut to secure the game that had > ’ "traed.” The e :tent of Mr. Garue • Injuries have nd been detenu10*'-• but while they are serious. It |S thought they are dangerous, a will be able to continue his Journ'” with the other members of bis P® in a short time. His party *• route to Fort Smith.