STAR OF MOPE. BY STAft PRINTING CO* A&KAKSA8. "It IS an ill wind that blows no food." While a hundred thousand strangers fritted in New York waiting to see the yacht races, the miserable little wind kept them there longef than they wanted to stay blew all right for the hotelkeepers. Admiral Farragut's old flagship, tho Hartford, has been reconstructed at San Francisco, and is again in commission. She is a small and vulnera* ble craft compared with the modern armored vessel, but her history entitles her to a place alongside thf frjgate Constitution. When the Tennessee regiment, the last of the volunteers to leave the PhiU ippines, reaches home, it will probably be greeted personally by the president. Its debarkation to take part in a supplementary fight was an example of the true American spirit, thai should not be lost sight of. All the estimates of the American corn arid wheat crops for the year arc BO high that the surplus for exportation is likely to be above, the average of the past five or six seasons. This is well. There will be a shortage ir ( Europe, which the United States will have a chance to at least partially sup' Ply- First-class railway carriages have been abolished in Belgium, excepl with train from other countries. In place of them elegantly furnished parlor cars have been introduced, with buffet, and first or second-class pas sengers can make use of these as long as they please, on payment, in the ca? itself, of an extra sum. CtJERM NEWS, In the district court of'Minneapolis Kate Acker was recently given a di vorce, with the right to resume hei maiden name, which was Kate Scliai frankowa. In rendering the decision the. judge said: "Decree of divorce will be entered with costs assessed to defendant, and plaintiff is allowed to resume the name of—of— the one sh« asks for." •As Admiral Dewey views the situation, the Filipino revolt was the work of a band of educated native conspirators, who thought they saw an opportunity to seize the government of all 't:he islands, regardless of the result oi the negotiations between the United. States and Spain, the principals in 'the case, and the only ones, according to all international precedent. Activity in railroad building in Italj is still on the increase. The Italian ministry recently passed resolutions authorizing orders for 111 locomotives, 458 passenger cars, 56 baggage cars. and 3,060 freight cars, valued at nearly $io,OOQ,000. It was only lately thai 112 locomotives and 1,000 freight cars •were ordered for the Mediterranean and Southern Railroad Co. The crusade which has been started against the polygamists iu Salt Lake City and Other parts of the country is an evidence that there may be a strong fight made against the reteni tion of his seat by Congressman-elect Roberts, o f Utah. Koberts is himseli keeping discreetly silent, but some ol his unwise friends are doing talking which is^calculated to injure him- Whenever a new cotton mill or factory for other purposes is established in the south, one of its first needs is a young man from Massachusetts oi Pennsylvania to superintend it, says the Atlanta Constitution. We hav<s young men of our own who should b< available for this work, but owing tc our faulty ideas on education, while they are prepared to be doctors oi lawyers, they are not prepared to b< handlers of coal or iron. Thus is demonstrated the need of technical education;- The Japan Daily Herald, of Yoko- jiama, speaking of the returning Unit, ed States volunteers of the Utah ancj Nebraska regiments who had shore leave while at that port, remarks thai "These men have done honor to then country and to their ihig. They have shown that gentlemen can be fighters, and are proving now that fighters can be gentlemen." This hardly tallies with" the utter-inces of those who denounce the American army in the Philippines as made up of drunkards rakes and libertines. Brio--Gen. Funston awl his regiment of Umd-and-waterfighters have,thanks to the staunchness of the »-uod ami appropriately named ship Tartar, which bore them safely across 7,000 miles of bdue, once more set foot o« their native land, and will ere long hear the cheers of the waiting multitudes of admiring Jayhawkers split- tiug the welkin into flinders, whil« the bands will play Kansans' battle hvmn. "A Hot Time," during the inter- vuls devoted by the shouting- crowd* to getting a fresh grip on then PERSONAL Afcli t»OLlf ItiAt... The prince and princess of vvaies nave each subscribed £200 ($1,000) to the Mansion House fund for the relief of South African refugees. The Berlin press points out that ftt the recent reception to Gen. Benjamin Harrison, he was especially horn ored by Emperor William, his majesty even disregarding the rules of court etiquette by seating Gen. Harrison at the table of honor reserved for members of the royal families. Ottmar Mergenthak-r, the inventor of the linotype (type-setting) machine, is seriously ill at his home In Baltimore, Md." He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, on May 10, 1854. Prof. Edward Orton, aged TO, first president of the Ohio state university, and since professor of geology, died suddenly at his home in Columbus, O., while sitting in his chair, at 3:45 p. m. on the IGth. Emperor William has issued a decree directing that all regimental commanders shall strongly revive the cabinet order of six years ago forbidding gambling in the army. Count Hohenan, commander of the German gardes du oorps, will go to Spain on November 2, to present to King Alfonso the decoration of the order of the Black Eagle, which has been conferred upon him by the German emperor. Statement of the condition of the treasury issued October 10: Available cash balance,$285,304,834; gold reserve, $255,650,132. On the II th William Wallace Thayer, formerly governor and chief justice of Oregon, died at his home nenr Portland, of cerebral congestion, aged 72. He was born in Livingston county, Is'ew York, and went to Oregon in 1862. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. On the 14th the authorities were informed from reliable sources that an outbreak in the poorer districts of Manila had been carefully planned for daylight of the 15th. It failed to occur, probably on account of the vigorous measures enforced by the authorities, who had been fully advised of the attempted uprising. Early on the morning of the 15th the Windsor hotel at Hudson, N. Y., was destroyed by. fire, and Wallace C. Hall, a drummer for . a Philadalphisi publishing house, was suffocated. All the other guests escaped in their night clothes, losing the baggage. The .pointer of the hotel, alone, saved the lives of-ten wpmen. •;. There were^mnny jvery narrow escapes. The property iloss exceeds $50,000. Lieut. Harry Caldwell, Admiral Dewey's secretary, upon his return to his home in Quincy, 111., will be presented with a silver loving cup, which has •been designed in imitation of the gold cup presented to Admiral Dewey in •New York, Lieut. Caldwell, during tho battle of May 1, 1898, fought one of the Olympia's secondary batteries. MISCELLANEOUS. On the 15th the Lutheran seminary at Hamline, Minn., midway between Minneapolis and St. Paul, was dedicated in the presence of an axidience of 4,000 persons. On the 15th Chauncey M. Depew was asked when the will of the late Cornelius Vanderbilt was likely to be probated, and he replied that the matter had not been decided by those df- rectly interested, and that no conference had been held regarding the matter lately. News from the conflict in South Africa, up to the 15th, showed Kimberly invested, Mafeking completely isolated, railways cut and stations seized and fortified by the Boers. It was believed that prevailing rain and snow storms would rob the Boers of anticipated early successes. On the 16th 25 carloads of mules J'or the Transvaal, purchased in the Kansas City (Mo.) marked by the English government within the previous ten days, were started for New Orleans. Another train load was booked to fol- }ow for the same point within a few days. The National Bank of Mexico, which has a capital and surplus of some $:20,000,000, is about to build a magnificent edifice in the City of Mexico, probably adopting the plan now becoming popular, of steel frame structure with stone facing. On the IGth the yachts Columbia and Shamrock succeeded in getting a race, after many trails, the course being T-0 miles, the first half against and the remainder with the wind, which blew 12 miles an hour. The Columbia finished nearly one an a half miles ahead of the Shamrock. ' On the 15th the transport Sedgwick sailed from Havana for New York, with the home battalion of the Second artillery. She carried also 40 iirst class passengers, SO discharged soldiers and civilians, IS convalescents and nine general prisoners for Fort Columbus. On the 16th a petition in bankruptcy was filed by Alfred K. Sax, a New York city salesman, with liabilities of $847,510, ou notes made jointly by the petitioner with Max and Julius Sax and Adolph Blatz, in Nashville, Tenn., iu J691. No ussetti. , B«reii the hmiiuitiefit erected at Vaft Bw reh bv Maty Lee chapter of the Unit. Id Daughters of the Confederacy, iu of the fallen dead interred at Van tJuren, was unveiled the othci day. The tttoattrncnt is 2S feet r.i Jieight. the base and cbhimn are o! bliHhccl Italian granite, mounted with H life-sked figure Jto warble. The figure is the work of a noted sculptor, andl is tents a confederate It repfe« scout, standing, with his left hand raised as if to sharta his eyes, looking Intently forward, hU right hand grasping his musket. Th«j figure faces in the direction of his own southland. On the south side, and directly under the front of the figure, are two furled confederate battle flag-?, above them appearing tho words, "Furled, but not forgotten." The Father \Vn* Found Guilty, After being out seven days the jury In the Butler murder case, on trail a1 Bentonville, brought in a verdict oi guilty in the first degree. Last May Butler's 16-year-old daughter WBJI found dead in bed with twj younger sisters. She had been murdered witli an ax. The father was arreste.j charged with the murder. He had sui«i he would rather see his child deai] thar fo r her to join the Mormon church. Butler and his wife two weeks before had separted over t\v Mormon religion. Tfc* A DISGRACEFUL WAR, «f **••!• de»t !• FollUc*. n*imt>Hc*w fidtf ti cited IM ih« The pain and tmafceHftent of the Me* > ^ |j fttk g aftft|t j| ggnleti \foi Kinleyltes at thft fact that ony^™? "reputation of AdwlfalUiWfey, ^de* should be base snotigh to desire to^ ljkes to heaf p 0 ijti 0 |anji gSjiiAUSdUto make nartv capital out of their glgft«*< , + .,.-„».*»«,, » ft h< m thai *'Qlainlinh make party capital out of their „ „ Uc blundering In the Philippines, is getting to be such that they can »o longer contain themselves, They affe beginning to explode with indignation and horror. While trying to win votes for you fellows out of the mistakes wft fellows have made! Merciful heavens, was ever such political turpitude heard of before? Col. Hay was aghast at th<5 thought, in his letter to the Ohio republicans, It Is true that his horror and disgust were a trifle too plainly theatric; his starts and gasps and stares were clcary stagey? you nM tlong saw that he would be perfectly willing to go off and take a drink with the villains when the play was overs but he already has many Imitators, anrt we shall hear much more of the unspeakable conduct of party opponent! in holding a republican administration to account for the colossal failure of its Philippine policy. Bear in mind, however, that the objection is not to making party capital ear suggesting to him aft and Cawdor and shall be king hert- \i ter." Thftt does not lull Hfttttta'S pf0* *ramme, the king hem*tef ift to be of ls own selection, and We ifllnd Is at* cady made up as to the Identity of thai entleman. It !& very wtong to wggeit the admiral that he should go into oolltics, Polities would be the rum of Mm, He occupies the highest pdslttoft »n the navy, and surely it is to his interest to be content with that, It appeari also to be to the interest of Mr. Hann* that he be content with that. llanna docs not choose to remember «hat Grant hnd the highest position M "Jlio army nor to suggest that he should have been content therewith. He -WSB rtoubtlcss nmong those who encouraged lihc Idea that Grant should be president, iMt since he Is quite sure that Dewey vrill rise superior to all temptation and offer no impediment to the m^jor why dres Hnnnn, so seriously apprehend tho possibility that he may yield ? It is tk Uodold proverb: "Let the cobbler stick jtv-i.un .-o ...... -~ ---- en i • - , nvmrlni/i nroverb! MjCtmecouuiui »«•»««* out of the Philippines, as such. It Is ^°« ol « 1'° ve ™ f f )ewe y I.tvUc he-will only to making democratic party cap- j tn his lofct, ami, it i»ewey » itai y The trutl? is, Mc-Kinlcy and Han-! Ml upon If he d inly to making ocmocrauc put ij «-* . - • -•• •- - • a wtake ~«i^5fesa««= Oicil on Ht* Wcrtdlnw J. T. Hughes died at Pine Bluff » few days ago. By his death, what wa. to have been a wedding was change*! into a funeral, and tears and sorroM took the place of laughter and joy. Mr. Hughes and Miss Matilda Will, ioms, of Mayflower, Ark., were to hi>v« been married. Mr. Hughes was siclt for n week, and his prospective bride was called to his bedside. She remained with him until the last, an<} then acompanied his body to her home at Mayflower, where it was laid to rest, One Year for J. T. Ormwfcy. J. T. Ormsby pleaded guilty in th« criminal court at Pine Bluff to a charge of involuntary manslaughter, and was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary. Last spring Ormsby shot and killed Fred Kaffe, a carriage maker. He was indicted by the grand jury for murder in the first degree, and his plea of guilty to involuntary manslaughter was a compromise, Ormsby has practiced law at Pin« Bluff for 25 years. State Treasurer's Report. Following is the report of State Treasurer Thomas E. Little for th« quarter ending September 30, 1899: .United States currency, $489,396.82; county scrip, $8,037.04; city scrip, $54.83; auditor's certificates, $549.50; Gov. Jones' notes, $103,915.95; S per cent, funding bonds, $1,111,500; total, §1,. 173,545. Three per cent, funding bond, unmatured coupons, $1,000,350; aggregate, $2,713,804.14. Monument lor Little IlocU. The Arkansas division of the United Confederate Veterans held their an. nual encampment in Little Rock. Maj.« Gen. J. J- Homar presided. The monument committee reported $4,000 op hand, with splendid prospects of raising the additional amount before thi next meeting. The monument for th< confederate dead will be erected IE Little Rock. The Negro Problem. The Pine Bluff Press-Eagle arguei in favor of a state convention w bs head in Little Rock at an early dat< for the discussion of the negro problem. Got First Prize for Mineral*. Marion county captured the firsl pri/K for the best display oi mineral at the Springfield (Mo.) fair. This wai iu competition with the Joplin region Very Short. The cotton crop in Ashley countj will be about 60 per cent., in the vi cinity of Pine Bluff 30 per cent., an( one-third of a crop near Van liuren. Lumber Mill* Burnett. The Spurdell lumber mills, 30 milej north of Texarkana, on the Iroi Mountain, were burned, togethci with 100,000 feet of dressed lumber. t.lat COUKI DC ITlllUC UUL vji iuv *....-!. •„ * Tirovi; TTnimn s^-^.^j!^ir. ta !!:^f"^;.»ta?^t tota r^^ al Service* l The First Presbyterian church Pine Bluff has reopened after closed two mouths, during which tinu extensive repairs have been made. A Xew Courthouse. A courthouse is to be built in th| eastern district of Lawrence county a' ."Walnut Ridge, the county levying court having appropriated $3.000. Medical Society Or«saiii:'.ed. The medical societies of Washing ton and I'.enton counties held a --ueet ing at Springdale, and organized thi Northwest Arkansasjissociation. For More TUuu Ten Cewt*. John Kendall, a Jefferson countj planter, sold six bales of "Cook" coi ton to a Pine Bluff buyer at ten an< one-half cents per pound. Death ot H«n. A. D. Matthews. Hon. Andrew D. Matthews died at De Witt, after a brief illness. Col. Mat thews was one of the most proininea; jr.eu of Arkansas county. democrats to interfere and claim any of it Is a pure perversion of a sacred fund, and the courts should intervene. An injunction would, we think, be granted by any federal judge, restraining Bryan and other democratic orators from so much as mentioning the word Philippines. The president has an exclusive property right to all the party capital which the Philippines can be made to yield, and what arc we coming to if outsiders can break in and take it away from him? We know what his adulators would have said if his plans had not gone so grievously wrong. If Aguinaldo had groveled at his feet; if the Filipinos had hastened to submit to his usurpation and illegal proclamation, what a powerful argument the republicans would have seen in it all for rcelecting the great, strong, inflexible, far-seeing, infallible man, who spake and it was done, who commanded and it stood fast! To demand votes for success in foreign complications is legitimate; but to say that votes should be withheld on account of the humiliating failure—why, that is simply monstrous! Men who would do that would botanize upon n mother's grave and, traffic in their country's shame. This is a republican, a McKinley, war, if it succeeds, but if it goes on from one disgrace to another it is a national war, for which all are responsible, and to support which all citizens ore bound to stand together.—N. Y. Post. COMMENTS OF THE PRESS. Administration organs are still harping away on Gen. Otis' alleged incompetence, without having the cour- a«-e or candor to admit that McKinley is responsible for Otis, just as he is for every other feature of the war of conquest.—Columbus Press-Post. . Senator Hanna can see no evil in the Trusts. Why should he? Isn't be depending entirely upon the contributions from the trusts to carry him safely through this fall's election? Hanna is for the trusts and the trusts are for Hanna.—Canton (0.) Democrat. "Another evidence of prosperity," says a journalistic neighbor, "is found iii a big demand for diamonds." There has not been a time when the plutocrats and trust beneficiaries have not been able to buy diamonds. In the hardest of times those who have plenty of money do not have to give up any of the luxuries of life. The poor man is never able to buy diamonds.—Cincinnati Enquirer. The republican p»rty managers are striving hard to decide upon the most available vice presidential candidate for next year. Their evident anxiety that Mr. McKinley shall have an exceptionally strong running mate is significant. It means that they are aware of the waning popularity of the president. The great desideratum is some arrangement by means of which Mr. McKinley can be placed at the head of the ticket again and still be kept as much as possible in the background . "I do not know anything about the Philippines; the only fight lam watching is the one in Ohio." These statements will be readily accepted by his countrymen. Mr. Hanna does not know and never did know anything about the Philippines. He is not watching the fight out there, and apparently neither is anybody else, save to condemn it as utterly discreditable to the republic. As to the fight In Ohio, of course Mr. Hnnna, will watch that very carefully. It involves his political fortunes and his personal pocketbook.—Chicago Chronicle. during Times. the campaign.— Minneapolis •It was not until the McKinley tariff act became operative that Germany began to legislate against imports from America, and believing the United States would not materially modify its tariff schedule German merchants started in to make commercial conquests in South America. Mexico and Africa. The venture has been wonderfully successful, so much so, indeed, thPt the sentiment is growing all over (!,.-nnany that trade interchange with th. United Staes is not as essential as it was thought to be. Germany should be our best customer next to Great Britain, ami we shouW be heavy buyers in German markets, and such trade conditions will undoubtedly obtain when we grant to Germany the same commercial rights in our markets that we are demanding iu her markets. Kanooi City W MORE LOSS THAN PROFIT. ICxnenac of Imperialism to the People of the United State*. When the administration gets ready to make a report to the people as to the profit and loss of the policy of imperialism, how will the account stand? Certainly not in favor of a policy which burdens the nation with taxes and gives no adequate return. In 1890 the national receipts werft, $403,080,982 and the expenditures $318,040,710, and'the nr'm f y"and navy cost the government $06,589,044. How does the account stand for the present fiscal year? The receipts were $515,960,620 and the expenditures $605,072,179, of which $293,785,359 went for the army and navy. While McKinley's administration has increased taxes and raised the revenue in every possible way, the deficit thi" year amounts to $89,111,559. Taxes have been increased 27 percent, by the republican administration and the expenditure has doubled sine* 1890. Not only this, but the interest-bearing debt of the government bus grown from $600,000,000 to $1,182,149,050. Now, what has McKinley to show for this enormous increase in debt and taxes? The war with Spain ended more than a year ago. This nation is supposed to be at peace with all other nations, yet war expenses go on at an increased scale. It will be difficult for McKinley to make his profit and loss account balance. The people of the United States are patriotic, but they are not imperialists and they will not long approve of a policy which costs much more than it comes to.--Chicago Democrat. We Need a Statesman. We are upon grave times. Great new issues have arisen, ne>v questions of supreme importance have come into view, even since Mr. McKinley's nomination little more than three years ago. While crediting him with honesty of intention, there is u feeling among a vast number of people that a president is needed more thoroughly equipped in states* manship, more vigorous iu determination and action, less dependent upon the promptings of advisers in his personal circle, less subject to be swayed by popular clamor from conscientious conviction. We believe that with an ablef leader the democratic party will carry the election next year, for the mass of the people are still and ever will be true to the principles upon which our country was founded and for more than a century maintained; and, although at times in numbers misled, or influenced for the maintenance of some appealing issue to sacrifice others, there is no doubt that they understand the present condition well. They know that the new era upon which the nation has en* tered calls for the services of a master mind and a stout heart.—Buffalo Courier. . The trusts are not worried over any conferences that may be held in Chicago, St. Louis or anywhere else so long us they have command of the situation at Washington.—Pcoi'ia. Herald Transcript.
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