The Galveston Daily News (Texas) 4 June 1905, p. 23
"Kb 459 100 96 Close. easy 11 off); off. at 8 to 10 at Liverpool BLOW AT BOODLE STUNS ARKANSAS Attorney Rhoten linn Startled State lÂ»y Investigation. Little Rock, Ark.--Nearly half of the members of the Thirty-Fifth General Assembly, Assembly, which adjourned May 4, after _ of 116 days, were called back to Little nock io testify before the county jury in an Investigation begun by Lewis Rhoton, prosecuting attorney, on charges that bribery had been resorted to in to defeat certain bills. C. B. Andrews of Prescott spent five in the county jail, having been arrested l warrant-issued by Mr. Rhoton charging nim with accepting a bribe of $100 and giving; $50 of it to another member for his vote on the same bill. Mr. Andrews is editor of the local paper in his home *own Representative Chapline of Clarendon has been indicted on a charge of offering Representative Wilson $125 to vote for the ough Lever bill. Senator Gross of Cedarville Cedarville Is charged with perjury and soliciting l bribe and Senator Rison with offering Not only have members of the Legislature Legislature been called before the grand jury subpenas were Issued for persons of :nence throughout the State, who are al- eged to know something about the :hat is alleged to have changed hands the Legislative session. The local police officials are also* included. It is said that two detectives from St. lOula, who assisted Prosecutor Joseph n his Investigation of the charges of hooding against members of the JV'unicipal Assembly, have been in the city four gathering evidence which resulted in the subpenaing of witnesses. Their identity is not revealed. Â· * One of the detectives lay under a bed i room in a local hotel twelve hours or a conference which, It had been was to take place, and that he peeped and ?aw money transferred from the of a lobbyist to those of a member of jeglslature who was to distribute it the "boys" for their votes against some measure. The Investigation started by Mr. Rhoton has stirred the State. Andrews' arrest was made on an affidavit iworn out by Representative R. E. Simpon Simpon of Herapstead County, who Is alleged o have sworn t h a t Mr. Andrews 50 lo voti for the Killough bill to ze tho St. Francis Levee Board. That measure was n blow at Governor Darts and caused the hardest fight of any measure before the Legislature. It passed he Senate, but could never be forced first reading In the House, as, although majority favored it, tho necessary two- birds vote to suspend the rales could le mustered. It was for support of this hill that Andrews is alleged to have received $100 lalf of which he Is further alleged to given to a fellow member. Mr. Andrews first opposed the bill, hut 'hen a motion was made a few days o take it from the table he voted for n explanation of this he says that he ly voted to take the bill from the table hat It might be before the House, as Â·as opposed to tabling hills. Subpenas for witnesses were Issued the night before the adjournment of the Legislature, Legislature, and the announcement t h a t Representatives Andrews, Simpson and Wilson of Perry Counly and Senator Gross of Crawford County had been summoned lo appear before Ihe grand jury caused a sensation. Felsenthal, Strong, Camden and El Dorado Dorado citizens v.-crc summoned in reference to the passage over the veto of Hie Governor of t he bill to divide Union Counly two judicial districls. The bill was passed by Ihe Senate n f t e r a hard light vetoed by the Governor. Then the bill passed over the veto of the Governor.