VOL. VII-NO. 236
PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TO SUE OFFICIALS
new YORK STOCKHOLDER SAYS
SYNDICATE MADE NEARLY
$4,000,000 IN SHADY DEALS.
four big guns are named
Yoakum, Hawley, Bixby and West Are
Accused of Violating Their Truet
by Building Short Lines and
Selling Them to Frisco.
St. Louis, Dec. 10.—Permission to
till .suits to compel B. F. YoaKum,
James Campbell, VV. K. Blxby, Thom
as H. West, Edwin Hawley and other
present or former Frisco officials and
directors to restore to the Frisco rail
!*>.id the profits they made as mem
bers of syndicates that built and sold
to the Frisco numerous short feeder
lines in the southwest was asked in a
peti on filed in United States District
judge Dyer's court by William Niles
of New York, owner of 600 shares of
Fri i o preferred stock.
Niles charges in his petition that
these men, as officers and directors
of the Frisco, made individual profits
a; regating $3,976,288.01 by selling to
the Frisco the short lines of railroad
that they and other syndicate sub
si r ers promoted and built.
Niles recites in his petition that by
tin- purchase of so-called “feeder”
lini the Frisco has been made liable
for .* debt of $40,000,000, involving an
am mil Interest charge and liability
aggregating $1,600,000, the payment of
whn h is secured by Frisco bonds, and
fri■ in which the Frisco has received
no s nefit. For that reason, he says,
tin directors and officers named in
hi petition are personally liable for
tie b'bteduess incurred.
CHINA SENDS EGGS TO U. S.
Consignment of 36.000 Is Received at
San Francisco From Shanghai
— Prices Attractive.
Sm Francisco, Dec. 10.—A consign
'd 36,000 eggs arrived here from
Phi' a The shipment was made from
: glial soon after news had
d the Orient that eggs were
at 75 cents a dozen in Pacific
Dll. CDIK'S TRI1L ENDED
JUDGE INSTRUCTS JURY TO DIS
MISS CASE AGAINST DOCTOR
No Evidence to Connect Man With
Death of Helen Knabe, It Is
Claimed and Sustained.
Shelbyville, Ind., Dec. 10.—Judge
Alonzo Blair instructed the jury to
dismiss the case against Dr. William
D. Craig, charged with the murder of
Dr. Helene Knabe at IndianapoliB in
Judge Blair took the arguments of
the defense's motion to dismiss for
lack of evidence under advisement,
after attorneys for both sides had en
gaged in a bitter five-hour fight, in
which personalities were exchanged
freely. The defense called the prose
cution attorneys ''man hunters" and
“fee chasers," and the state retorted
that the accusation of Dr. Craig's at
torneys that the victim of the mystery
committed suicide was "baby talk.”
The motion to dismiss the case was
made by Henry Spaan for the defend
ant when the state concluded its evi
TENTS ARE SENT TO DISTRICT
Flooded Section Calls on Government
for Relief and Special Train
Is Sent Out.
Galveston, Tex., Dec. 10.—Twenty
five thousand rations, 200 tents and
500 blankets from the United States
quartermaster's department have
been sent to relief of flood sufferers
in Brazos and Colorado river valleys
by special train. The order for send
ing these government supplies came
from Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, at
Fort Sam Houston, and within two
hours from receipt articles were load
ed on cars.
Money, foodstuffs, medicine and
clothing are being donated by citi
zens and will be sent to sufferers as
rapidly as possible. The flood waters
are working down toward the coast,
and Galveston probably will be the
center of relief work.
Teacher Wants Pay Cut.
Boston, Dec. 9.—Diogenes, please
harken! The Everett school board
was in session when Clerk Whitney
read: “Communication from Charles
R. Herrick, instructor in high school
and evening school. Mr. Herrick asks
that his salary as evening school in
structor be reduced." “Move motion
be refused." gasped one member. And
the others revived long enough to nod
assent. So Herrick will still get the
COLD STORAGE j
TRUST ON DUCK:
PRISON TERMS ARE PROVIDED
FOR VIOLATORS OF NEW
AIMED ONLY AT CORRUPTION
McKellar of Tennessee Introduces
Law to Sting Speculators Who
Attempt to Corner Per
Washington. Dec. 10.—“Voracious
vultures of the market places” and
“plunderbund of food sharks" were
characterizations applied to cold stor
age speculators who corner perishable
foodstuffs to boost prices by Repre
sentative McKellar of Tennessee in a
speech championing his bill for a fed
eral regulation of tbe cold storage
Saying his proposed legislation was
not designed to damage the cold stor
age business as such, Mr. McKellar
i ue drastic features ot the bill are
aimed only at. the corrupt and dishon
est; at the gamblers and speculators;
at the voracious vultures who stand
! around in the market places and reap
where they have not sown and fatten
on other people’s food. 1 do not be
lieve any member of this great house
will stand up for any such plunder
bund of food sharks.”
The McKellar bill, which would pre
scribe both prison terms and heavy
fines for violation of its yerms. would
1 make it illegal to ship adulterated
and misbranded food products in in
terstate commerce and would limit
the periods for which food products
i may be held in storage without be
Model Road in Every County.
Washington, Dec. 10.—Sidney 1. Roy
advocated before a house committee
the construction of model roads by
the federal government in every coun
• ty. He opposed the idea of the fed
eral government's" spending money to
construct main arteries across the
' If we are going to build models
let us build as many as we can, so
that their influence will be felt vital
ly in as many counties as possible,"
said Mr. Roy.
Santa Claus Banks Here
THE MOST USEFUL GIFT
After all can you think of any more fitting, sure-to-be
appreciated, gift than Money?
Is there a member of your family whote want* just
now are in question ?
Does'the boy appreciate a little spending money for
the Holidays? |
Would not the daughter dearly love to have “some
money all her own?”
Is there not some family worthy of your generosity at
the Yuletide ?
When in doubt, bestow the real Money—it can always
be used for its full value, or exchanged to satisfy
a personal want.
We'have Bright Gold and Clean, Crisp Bills in various
denominations—for your convenience, which we
will supply in exchange.
Or, if you wish to send money to tlie “Old Country,”
we can issut a Draft or Money Order payable up
on r.ny of the principal cities of the world.
(Do not delay your Christmas purchases until the last minute. DO IT NOW.)
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"Now, if we can put good roads in
every county in the United States the
taxpayers who furnish the wherewith
al to run the federal government will
have something to stimulate them in
extending the work.
“If you put a model road in the
mud district of Illinois it is not going
to stimulate road building in the mud
district of Missouri. In Marion coun
ty, where I live, we have just com
pleted a model road 14 miles long, and
we are going to extend that road up
to the county line The people are
coming from all around to see it."
SAFETY CONFERENCE OPENS
Speakers at New York Meeting Tel1
of Progress Made and Needs
New York, Dec. 10. That the world
now regards human life as more valu
able than it did a decade ago, and
that great strides have been made in
the direction of greater safety for
workers in shops, but that much still
remains to be done, were the prin
cipal points brought out at the meet
ing of the Safety and Sanitation con
ference here today.
The principal speakers at this morn
ing's meeting were Dr. William H
Tolman, director of the American
Museum of Safety, who spoke on
"Safer Shops," and Don C. Seitz, busi
ness manager of the New York World,
who bad as the subject of his ad
dress “Human Values." The session
closed with moving pictures supplied
by the United States bureau of mines,
showing the methods of rescue work
in coal mines.
This afternoon the conference took
tip “Accident Prevention and the Pub
lie," with addresses by Dr. William
O'Neill Sherman, chief surgeon of the
Carnegie Steel company, and Dr. Lu
eien W. Chanej of the United States
department of labor. Police Commis
sioner Rhinelander Waldo of New
York also addressed the conference.
Shorter Hours in Kansas City.
Kansas City, Dec. 10.—Joy came to
Kansas City school boys and girls
when the board of education's plan
reducing the school day to four and
one-half hours went into effect. Under
the new program attendance between
3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon will
be optional with pupils.
Jim Larkin Is the noted Irish labor
leader who is the commanding figure
In the Dublin strike and whose power
In the Irish parliament, when it ie
formed, is likeiy to be great.
BODY IS TAKEN FROM RIVER
Corpse cf M. B Wheelock. Cashier of
Bank, Missing a Week, Is Found
in the Des Moines River.
Des Moines, la., Dec. 10,—After
hours of dragging in the Des Moines
river, police discovered the body of M.
R Wheelock. cashier of the Citizens’
State bank of Colfax. He had been
missing for the last week. Wheelosk
had threatened to drown himself in
the river. The Citizens’ bank was
closed last week and an examination
of its books is now in progress.
The last word from Wheelock was a
note written his wife from a Des
Moines hotel, in which he said that he
could stand the strain no longer, and
that by the time she received his let
ter he would be in the river.
Ozan Mercantile Co,
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