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- * laNOVOICT ftVAOAKiA. ft i*.or« &.:d Pu'o'.tshe:^ *• ■ . .• n --J ’**TIOV t'CU. Iar»n*' » ' : A1 TEU>005. Jt'5-T DEMOCRATIC TICKET I -i Congress—l»t District, If. 1. MACON, Of PI. ' j-1 County. STATE TICKET. Ft i ( riled Slates ator JAMES P. CLARKE. For Governor, JEFFERSON DAVIS. r r Feeretary of SiatJ. J VV. CROCK K 1 T. of DcV. lit. I r Attorney General GEORGE W. MURPHY, tf Lillie Peek. For Treasurer. J;. \ . 'i Il'i' N. tf Halt.*' n. S. r tci deM cf Public I ..strut t;t r. :■ V. lilNElSON, of Pine BinS F i Aw filer, T ' MONROE tf Magnolia. *-.t Associate Ju-lice of the Su j rerr.e Com*. hi. ; BATTLE, of Little Rcok <■or !.a- d ConmbsiODcr, ( CON WAV of Little Rock F.r Ru read Commissioners, W. PHILLIPS, of Newport. b. B HUDGINS, cf Harrison. J. If. HAMPTON, a Fordycc. L r Ccm" jiit: er ot Mints Mar.. failures ard Agriculture, h. T. BRADFORD; of Lor.okc. COUNTY TICKET For Representative 1. W. DeROSI IT. F : Cot :.*.y and Probate T. C. FOLBRF.. !■ Gitik of the Circb-t Court, GEORGE B. MALLORY .G: C .err, cf the C canty and Pn batc Courts, 1 C. MERWIN. i or Sr.er S ar.d Collector, DR J. D. M KNIGHT, i or Assessor, CF OLGK M. ROW LAND, i or Trcmerer, r * m , t' t t- -s t X ta. 4« a . —A . . For Surveyor, G W. CHRISTIAN. For Coroner. J. II. ALLR’-'. F .-MR."Hates Madison Township J. E. STONE. J. B. SANDERS. F.i C r stable. Madison TowLsLlp, THAI* B. SELLERS. Pioj os;lions. I License. / van st I iter.ve. f r Constitutional Amendment. .’ . ’ *tConstitutional Amendment CY TANNER HANGED 'i'ip'lra, Sprilliir by Sheriff \V. h. W illiamp in the preaeuce of ju?t a fev.* Wituepptpp. TAMER SAID HE WAS Rr’L>Y TO DIE l Ooes to the Scaffold Without a Trenior. Had his Nerve to the Last burp Hymns and Prayed. ( > Tanner, a negro aL.uit tears < suffered the ft.’.; tonally of the ■a today at lo o'clock fni the lulling < Robert black it. this county r ii An S- -st hi, 1 *•'!. This is tie first case . :. which the extreme pen. ot ti e 1 a has been vta.tf ! upon a criminal within the confines uf tLl i couuty since ■T". lit 1 we think it «'*?, Jiu. i lion was executed at D? Valla ! ff It r a n.ui.'.e: c< uimitttd in tins c .nty, the case having been taken t re on change cf ven.ie. And there 1 .3 Lee: many convictions that called l . the de«ih penally but they hate Luen either reversed t;, the supreme c ml or else commuted to life im 1 ■.i- ir:tr.> by the governor. The ciime for which th:- negro for f'ited his life is < — that displays a -nd and di-i i s:ti. n cf unusual brc thirty, and was the outgo wtl. f an ’ ucoutrolled and undisciplined and i mineeiirig disposition, which upon, f .rmtu occasions had been content to e.Tisfy its cravings to injure, destroy, L-d take .lie, upon dumb animals. IHSlOId OF THE tUlKK. '1 i»e facts of the criiue for which tu's uegro was hang, biiefiy staled, are tiiese: Ou Saturday, August ill, 190!, Ltobert Black a young and iui ffensiy® uegro, lesidir.g iu Biackdsh t&wubbip, CY TRNNER. ILe above is a good likeness ot tLe condemned man as lie appeared in Lis cell one day 3a~t week. PICTURE BY PEDRICK. this c-unty. in the Rswiiaon neigh b rtn>*<1. was indebted to Cy Tanner, who *as his brother in-law, *iio lived r.earhv. in the sum of eighty uve cents. and on this day they met as was the custom of the dark es in that mmediate vicinity at the tittl** store f I harp Humphreys, when Tanner •JeDDai de J of f; ark the money that he wed him. L »ck t>ing unable to par, Tanner became insistent and abusive, when B ac» fjnal’y told him if he would not trouble birr, that he might have a large that was in the pen and further offered to give him a nev, shirt that he had. This did not satis fy banner and lie tend Black that he was gj.r>g home and get his gun and f the money was rot paid by sun down that he w u: 1 kiii him Tanner got Lis gun and returned to the scene, and Black stilt not having the money rrq ie-ted that lar.ner accompany him 1,1 Mr. As ■ w -ith's wheie lie would get *-«-■ -n -0 . i L ;u. Til, t pio ceeded to a point just outside of tiie store, when Cy Tanner turned upon black, and with an oath, emptied the contents of i.is gun into his body, and thus making goo 1 his tlneat, as ti e sun went down the iife of Robert black was rn» more. T,.ni.*er lieu from fie county ar.tl was at large for some m i.ti, hen he was captuie i in Mis sissip, county, this state, lie wa indicted by the grand jutv at the Sep tember term, I d, of the circuit cr>urt. and was placed on trial at the follow ing March tarm, whori he was convict ed and sentenced to be hung or, May last, lire case was appealed to the supreme and pending tire appeal the supreme court stayed the execution. pon the tinal hearing in the supreme court the case was afhtmed, and the governor tlxed the day for execution lot today. 'ihe tfcstiu, ny in the case showed c inclusively that the killing was not only premeditated and with malic0 aliio’ bought. but that it wasciuti, Iicmi t.ess and cold-blooded, 'i he man Black was unarmed, and inruble of il.ii.king It at Tanner, or anyone, w u’.d take t::s life under such ciicum stauces. And yet while in the act of pacifying bis cieditor by eveiy means at 1.is command, lie wag shot down in Ms tracks because be could not pay at . nee and in cash the Hiding sum of eighty live cents. There has probably neve: L.-en a more unfeeling and inhu man murder committed in the sUH-. it showed a degree of depravity seldom met with in a civilized community. Tanner was seen in Lis cell Tuesday moil in * by a Times mar. and in le sponge t' numerous c;uestions, talked fi 'eiy. and s.dd he did not tear to die. He c u d not see ti e callow1', but he C'l'd (.ear the l'. ws c t the carpenters hammer, as nail by nail, the engine of death war t ingeiecttd. lie said be had r.o fe«»r of it. and fully realized that ir. three Jays lie w old eypiate his a.e \\ hen asked why Le mur ieied Black, ! * lepiied that “1 w a.' mad. and :u a fassiot. I went and got u.y murket and shot him. I have no hope that my sentence will be commuted or that 1 shall in any other manner be able to escape this punishment. “I Lave been in jaii since October - . 1 *01. ar.d the officials who have had charge of me have treated toe alright. I have nothing to complain of. "I *u i> years of aze the 24th of I last May. 1 wns bom cu Centennial Island. 25 m.es ab ve Memphis, and t*rtne Uj lh 3 rour.ty t> ree years ago. 1 an married. Have a wife and one chi d, over at Crowder's, in lhe bot tom. My father is in ti e penitentiary f[ r k' ing a man. and my mother is d wn in the lower part of the state. I h .vs written to her but got no an 3 *er. ‘ Y- ?. I feel that 1 hare made mv 0 peace with G el. I»ev». Be !, Suggs and Newe l bapt zed m»- last Sunday, and 1 1-el aliight I am not getting nervous at a , as ti e time approa lies fui ui- to die—I eat and sleep at uigtit." "hen asked ‘if there was anything you would like for us to say for j m it.i .ugh the columns <f l'liE 'Iimf.-’’ i lie leplied, "No, 1 have i othing lurth Utosiv A fellow prisoner spoke and said. “Cy. you ought to ted about being baptiz-1 arid getting religion,") but Cy l ad nothing further to say, and ••..i r p iter retired. feeling a .perfect ievulsion at the coolness and uncon cern of one who had for two weeks the awful contemplation of death upon the galiows. C> Tankci's wife visited him in the jii y-.-teniav She unaffected, and they “laughed and j iked" about incidents of Iht.i past lite The wo man asked him it he remembered the cat he killed last year, and he replied in the affirmative, when she said to him, “1 told you then, that you would have bad luck," ai 1 Tanner said “yes, you did." Margaret Black, w id w ot the mur dered man, and slstei ot Cy 'tanner, wasin tows. Wednesday, and visited him in jail. L'.try arrangement t i the execu tion of C’v 1 anner in ti.“ j ol \ ai d. w as completed yeeteiday. The scaffold was elected L\ CLus LoLne, a local ; conti actor, and the rope thoroughly i tested. Deputy Sheiifl v. m. Murpheehas guaided the condemned man e^ery night tor four nigi.t3, including the death watch last night. There has been no incident. The r< pe used today was loaned by ^lieiift Ford, of Lee county, and is the same c ue which he uaed in the execu tion of llei : » Leesing last May. lanuei w is per feci It coo! and s'lrnt mgiv unconcerned at - lo this morn ing. W hen asked oy the sLtiiff if he was going to die like a n.aii ci make a show c t himself, he replied, “I’m goin‘ to be alright. Ail 1 wants is time to sing and pray. Wi.i \c give it to me ‘ He Wi.s assured that lie should have the time. He asked to have a baiter come and .-I ,ve i.im wuicl was granted. He was given wutei and tallied himself at < ... and dressed in a s at of new clothes. Lv was inf rmed at .*"> this morn ing that 'ins; li%i->«eu!d p r»nt t, - picture. ar. J he expressed a desiie to seeil. A st'ne pi oof was taken if the picture afier the type and cut had been imposed and He same was st.'wn him. lie s,i,u it was i >»r, likeness, and handed the c- py back He was to.d that hr ccu,d «iet| it. and he said he “had no use 1 r it. ! e '■ st wanted to see it ” At this writing ie V.e s the coni.U-r t-r the j ii; is opened • ti e j. b!:c. un der several guards, armed with Win chesters. six being admitted at cue litre. There is a c. rataut, streamed * * n_- f f ;r to .n i fr m. !h» j*il. I: reminds one of* bebive. * l.*n the b^es a;e is f : ' »*?at. Men, ireme* *r-J chi' ire:, ire r> ;rin; in to V »*:- • :t . \i» i'jfjir* a! death. > T-.r.uer > t br „• : mulatto. and 4'. tf-.s li .r. ]«*. '• beg.ns to take on i*1 c ' r. 1' is cond ion i* bf .I'itoo apparently by the crowd w shake I. r. » the hand and wish Toa a pleasant j u;r.ev—tl lgh s r -i v« .-esn.* n t to !nve weakened •ntheiers:. lie s. i u ts a-'d bid - 1 lye 11 ail. h« th • ,g’i he wei* il> :t t t k a , e. r:e trip to Mem P -r * me pl-as- re r-« >rt. SheriiK V. ; '.i4- <i-e;> y »f7ected wiien he mile a fijen J ly ta k to the coodtmned mm at 10:1 i. in which be expre-'ed I p'-ayjie that Cy had tn.sde f ill peace with Lie Ciea’or, and th- pj r. t! .<l it c ms-d him to can v ou; the aw. si J yet he most do his duty. He Imped that thi3 sad ending of a young neti-j i ,:fe would L>e an exaa> pie to all. to obey the aw—Thou shah not kill. At n _ft the colored ministry of the • '*1 • flve in number—c-itu** into th> cornduf and sang hymns, in an. :L pin condemned m »n joined, and offered up prayers fur the forgiveness and convei -i in of ih* prisoner, after which be was administered tlie saernm nt of the I. >rd’s - ijiper. and they b-.de 1 i.m (are we,'. with the hope that he should iait I Wei. 10 the j ■ lgm-nt. A' 1 f' the cell do r was opened, the pr.sorer turned his back to the duo: and i.med his holds behind tu-> Lack and was h ti.dcni! d 11 acksinith* iht r cut i ft (ms leg sliackl-s At 10: lit * - !e • out to lilt scuff tld S •\ .lialTiS lead the pi '•! j:n it; -n ..f pi. y Aa\;s. hx.ng the day uf execution. The ''liei.ll then to.d ranner he could say what i.e wished. Tanner asked the crowd to join sieging * lijmn. which iie led without hesitation or falteiing. : Cy then offered up a piaver. in which he expiessed a confident bel.ef that he had been forg Ven He said good bye i ar.d entered the tea flu d. Ttie nouse was adjusted by l>eputy Sheriff Wm. , Muiphree. The t.ap was sprung at lo:4l. sheriff Williams cutting the rope lanneis feet touched the ground m tt.e fall and ins ceck was not broktn I he assistants then raised ti.e body ! twelve inches. He died from sti wngu lalioti, and wascut down aftei hanging s', minute'. The trap rope and bg i pe» were cut up and the crowd beg ged for pieces tu keep a^ souyeniis. I>rs White and Alley were the at tending physicians. L udeitaker stevens took charge ol : the body and piepared it for bunal this afternoon a*. o'clock. Tannei was neny to the last and nevei struggled. Slier iff \\ i.inims read the death war rant at loiuo o clock. He was deeplv af fected. Tlie execution was private, as tl.e law directs, tl.eie being only a few persons admitted to the scaffold. Vacation Days \ H atiOD time t.« here and the children are fairly living out of doors. There | conld he no Ijea.ilm r place fur them \ ou ne* ; only to guard against the acci uents incidentai to most open ail sports, j No remedy equals DeWitt's Witch Hazel1 Sa.ve ft>r quickly -topping pain or re- ! moving danger i t -eriou* consequence For cur-, -(aids ai.d wounds,. ‘ I used beWitt's Witch Hazel t>ahe fot sore cut- and Louise- says J,. j; .Johnson. Swift. Ie .a-, ‘ ft I- the l>e-t remedy on tl." market." Suit- cure for pile- and 1 skin d .-ea.-es, iieware of counterfeits. 1. T. Sanders. Sale Confirmed On last Tuesday the administrator's' sale of the lands of Hiram Lvans' es tate was confirmed by the probate! ; court. The excel tions filed by the .daughters of Hiram Evans to the re port of the administrator were over ruled. The motion to refer the matter to the t ext » ;dge of tbe probate court ; for decision v. as overruled also. The i motion to r.fer was supported by an affidavit alleging that tfie present probate judge was disqualified and in ! competent or, account of prejudice to j *'t >n judgment on the matter in ques ; Gon for the ieasons stated in the afli davit. Judge Hatcher took a few ’ hours to consider the affidavit and I then overruled the motion to refer. The report and exceptions were then read. The report staled that the j lands w ere appraised at $14,500 and were sold on June 1. H*.-. f<v $q qrs to George T. Meyer, of St. Louis, who was the only bidder. The exceptions j 5**t '-P eight grounds of objection to ihe confirmation of the sale. First of these exceptions set forth different reasons why the probate court order of sale July 21. - <7, under which the sale was made, was void. The s.x*h exception referred tu tbe suits now pending betw een the heirs and claim-, ants in the V ¥ circuit court at Hele ’ i Pne seventh exception denied that there v.as ar y good reason for the -ncrif;of said lands while said suits . m ti e ' S. court are pending And the eighth exception stated that neith-1 eitl.e purchaser nor any of the en-; '• -user:- on hi3 r.ot*-s is a citizen of this ! s.rtte or is subject to the juris iiction of tbe s’-;iie courts li. W. Nichols of Helena and N. W. Norton mad* argu-i mencs in favor i f the confirmation of the report of Administrator lieury L Gorman. Col. 11. J Williams, who is 1 i ^bt attorneys interested in act The Forrest City Ice andToweTcn Are now agents for the CUDAHY PACKING COMPANY’S PRODUCTS Hams, Bacon, Dry Salt Meats, Lard * Sausages. Etc. Also asrents for Mureus iWrnb«*imer <v- Rh, pm * Miorsoij & -If IOLA PORTLAND CEMENT, the best ia tbe world. Sell to Meachints Only. Call them up. Telephone^ W. T. SANDERS ™E GROCER BLANTON BUILDING, constantly on hand a full line of the *ine.«t Maple and Fancy Family (irorcj-ies. Con' diments and l>elica<ms aud Invites Your i ratio, >AXDhK> GOODS will Pler>e Customers aiol HiV Prtee« Prove; a Surprise to Many. Pi* xt„v Bnunw The Parrish Business Schools. 1 liese schools are located at Paragould, Helena, and Texarkana. Ark., and offer the best there i> in these courses. \\V have a special message for every young man or woman who will answer this. Bco-««t0 SKod^and T;,pe**t -g, | Spe -.g, i A' v n et c, ^ette' A' tmg, Ccrr— r ; a .a*. Per-ma'-ship, 3*s -ess Forms i For further particulars, address the Parrish Collwt ParagouM. Ark., or the Helena Business Colieee. S', iia, Arkansas. The Direct Route to Texas ^ The quickest and most direct route to Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, is via Brinkley or NX'ynne and the Cotton Belt Route. If you leave in the morning, go ^ _ via Brinkley. If at night, tr^r'V" go via Wynne. The Schedule. L r . A r. Brin A i V Lv \\ > nnc In ,11 p bi. L- Brinkley l:.’08 1151p.m. , Ar Pino bi if! 3 ; * 4 i i it • Ar Shre’-epost . / A . Texarkana - V ., u». Ar Tyler 1 .i * 1'* * m. Ar. Coxsiraii^ 5:23 a.n 5 ]'•; m * AI \\ |, A A i 1 t. W -rt; ♦; r J\p.m. W: :t“ for rnr- ,r.• -t? schedule fur jruur a tr»p. E. W. LaBEAtME.G P andT.A.. St. louis, Missouri. tainhig sai l ref'di.was [ resent but I made no ntgumer.t. The daughters of j Hiiatn Evans w-re tepresemert by G. B. Webster of st E-mis. and J 1J. Beasley. Mr, Webster was r.ct pres- j ent but h:s naa.e appears to the ex ceptions. Mi. Beasley opposed the, confirmation of the sale and dwelt! particularly upon the five exceptions wLich alleged that the probate court order of sale of July iiE lsup, was void, and upon the sixth exception which alleged the pending of the suits in the ! 1 fv circuit court. But nevertheless the report was condtmed.and to this action of the court the said heirs ex cepted and ga\ e notice th at an appeal would he taken at the proper time, which is at any lime within a year. *** • <***■ .—__ The Same Old Story, J. A. Kelly relates an experience -imi lar to that which ha' happened ii. almost every neighborhood in the United States and has been told and re-told by thou sands of others, lit- ,-ayf; "Last summer 1 had an attack of dy sentery and pur- , eha-ed a bottle of Chamber.ain - Colic. < holera and Diarrhoea liemedy. which i used according to directions and with en tire y satisfactory resu'f. The trouble was controlled much quicker than former attacks when 1 u>ed other remedies.” Mr Kelly i.s a well known citu-n of Henderson. N. L. Lor .-ale t . J. T. Sandf-rs. The o d Cboetawg and the I v.m-s? '-its 1m8(j Ha.l team will j.Jay attain on M i.clay afternoon at 4 o'clock riu« '* H*e sante tear s that nl«\ C<J ;.»~t 1 -a. day. ' " | The Boss Worm Medicine, II I. Kumpe. Druggist, l.eightcn, Ala., writes ' Oneof no customers had s cl. Id. which was sick, and threw up all food, cou.d retain nothing on its stomach. He bought one bothe of \S hite's Cream Ver mifuge, and it brought 119 worm.'from 1 the child. Its Iht i worm medidino in the world. White Cream Vermifuge is a.so the childrens’ tonic. It improves their digestion ar.d assimilation ot food, strengthens their nervous system and re stores them to the health, vigor and elasticity of spirits natural to childhood. 25C at J. T. (Sanders, Summer complaint ts unusually pro valent aui'iiip cliililit-n ll season. A well developed ca-e i.i tin witets fanii \ was cured .n-t week lv the timely use of ( ham betlain? Colic. Cholera and I)iarrhoe llt-meciy—one of the best patent medicine- m unifactu • ed and which is tdni'v- er>t in hand at the home < f \e sotihr. Tins is n • intended as a l tee p tfl lot H e company, who do not advertise with us, hut to benefit little smlerers who may not he writhin easy access of a physician, o ’ family should l>e without a bottle of this medicine in the house, (special^ in summer tim^-—J.ar-uic, I0**1 Journal. For sale by J 1 SaniltU C'jt t- .Jas. h nssell, act trip m w| ^ ' Fnssell and the two vnurjo-r chlMr™ as far as Memphis. Wednes-.hiy.on ti",» trip abroad tor the h,comer. *'ifU !l ^ and Lucille wiil step at #m* Mrs. Fusstll wi ! visit in the Kist.go iug to Cana :a i fore ie;emit - ■ Mr. and Mrs CIiks II. 'o"iH5 ami ittie dangotei Mo/ hi " ' 'u-"1 for Lebanon, Tean.. where tic.’ visit for a CiU/| !e ol wt-tks. • much needed rest. Anna It deson, who has b«n in Memphis t .r ten o-iv®. j v ty which wirt t>Y ■**?**'£* n.4ht on steamer Citj of \'ct Mr. < >>\ .1 .mes.of ni£ i" Hie city, Hint Ii‘ g“scuattto his relatives, Mrs Win thro? »»acu mg daughters. Mr. and Mia S. II M-mn "‘"‘‘flleir tain to night, comphnien’-st) ^ t|,e charming and vivac' ns Misses M iijn. Morrow an'* I*4'1’ • Saves a Woman s L» e ^ ^ To have men up death lor Mrs. I.jis (.’ratt, <’t 1 ", t0 d Mbs*. Fur years >lio had cndnr ^ <( i isery from a m Ter. lure 1 w r ires, obstinate co «h. ‘Often,' ;;„r, • 1 c.iuid scarcely breathe and - f. not -iMl, AH doctors N ., dies failed till I used l’-" ‘,„ - Discovriy fur CoiiauiMpt.ou a!l11 ', j pietely cured " Suff.ren f,l,‘' Colds. Throat aud l.un- lruuui this ttrand remedy, for it net'' jj points Cure is tiiiaranteed by ■ ‘j Dunavai t. Trice 5uc and »• v • bottles free