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yor- xxxin,_fqukkstcti y, auk., Friday afternoon,may20,mu =m^T= PKOFESSIONAL CARDS. D. O. BRIDGFORTH, Physician and Surgeon, Office over Postoffice. FORREST CITY, : ARKANSAS j7t. Longest, m. d. Office Over J. W. Beck & Co. Forrest City. ArkivrtsBLg. IN. UU NORTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will prsrtlce In the First and Second Judicial circuits, and In the Federal and Supreme Courts. Office In Roflwage Building, J^RREST CITY, - ARKANSAS J. M. PREWETT, Attorney at Law. Careful attention to Depositions and all othei Notarial work and Conveyancing Office over J. W. Beck II Co.'s Stora fORREST CITY, - - ARKANSAS WALTER. GORMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Courthouse, FORREST CITY. ARK. A. E. MATTHEWS, Real Estate Abstracts Office at Courthouse. FORREST CITY, - AT-XANSAS. J. W. PREWETT, Land Surveyor and Real Es tate Agent. rW*Special attention given to Bottom I.anda. Office with J M Prewett. Forrest City, Ark Writ, for ILl.l'STRATED CiTALOUt I = E R E E = J. N. MILFORD, Jeweler, Memphi*, Tenn. c. c. weier; PRACTICAL Bricklayer and Builder. Forrest City, Ark. Johhing promptly attended to Ct.imnej pnimpt^uentilm0'' M‘“ °r'ler* rect,v‘ OTTOB. KOLLWAOJ-:, Attorney at Law, Office at Courthouse. FORREST CITY, j ARKANSAS THE DIRECT LINE TO THE WORLD’S FAIR ST. LOUIS FROM ALL POINTS South and Southwest FASTEST TIME SERVICE UNEXCELLED Through Pullman Sleeping Cara Free Reclining Chair Cars Ulnlng Curs (Meals a la Carte) Folder containing diagram of World'* lair (irounds. Map of St. Louis and complete Information w ill he *ent tree on application to the nearest agent of Iron Mountain Route or H. C TOWNSEND, GENERAL PASSENGER AND TICKET AGENT, ST. LOUIS. To Merchants °urvST Ice & Power Co. PHONE .70. Attorney General Renders Import ant Decision. EVENTS OF A WEEK BRIEFLY CHRONICLED Admiral Schley and Other Distin guished Masons Attend iReumon at Little Rock Republican Club Members in Convention. Distinguished Masons at Little Rock. Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, Supreme Commander James 1). Rich ardson of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, southern jurisdiction, and about thirty other high Masons from New York, Washington and other cities, witnessed the initiation of a class of 157 into the mysteries of the thirty-second degree at. Albert Pike Consistory, Little Rock, beginning on the 17th inst. The Little Rock con sistory is one of the few in the I’nited States which lias its own cathedral, occupied solely for consistory pur poses. It is notable throughout the country for its rich costumes and stage equipment, in which particlars it is unsurpassed, and the distinguish ed visitors came not to teach but to learn, for the "work” as exemplified by Little Rock consistory is said to tie the most beautiful, complete and im pressive of the consistories of the whole world. The supreme council, southern jurisdiction, was organized at Charleston. S. C , in 1802, the char ter being sent by Frederick the Great, and all patents have been issued from there ever since. At the time of its reorganization it had jurisdiction over all the i'nited States In 1816 what is known as tho northern jurisdiction, supreme council, was formed. It is outranked by the southern, but is not subordinate thereto. The northern jurisdiction embraces only that part of the I'nited States north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi rivers, while tiie southern includes not only all of the territory south of the Ohio and west of the Mississippi, but also Cuba, Porto Rico, the Philippines and Japan. Mexico and the Latin coun tries have their separate jurisdictions, as have England, Germany, Uelgium and other European countries. Each supreme council can have only thirty three members—hem-e the term thir- j ty-third degree—and its members are the aetive thirty-third degree. There are honorary thirty-third degree mem bers, but they have no voice in the council. The class initiated in the thirty-second degree consisted of 165 •andldates, of which 157 were elected as belonging to the jurisdiction of this consistory (that is, the state of Ar kansas! and eight were admitted by dispensation of consistories of other •dates. Club Delegates in Convention The Slate League of Republican Clubs met in annual convention at the Capital theater In Little Rock, on the 16th Inst. Among the distinguished men in attendance was Gen. Powell Clayton and Hon. J. Hampton Moore of Philadelphia, president of the Na tional League of Republican Clubs, j Messrs. Clayton and Moore made . lengthy speeches, the former urging 1 the two factions of the party to get > together. The eleciton of officers re- j suited in the election of Ulysses S ! Hratton of Little Rock, assistant Unit ed States district attorney, as presi dent, and Philip Waters of Little Rock, as secretary. Major P. K. Roots of Little Rock was re-elected treasur er. A resolution was unanimously adopted opposing joint debates in the state canvas. — Knights of Honor Elect Officers. At the biennial session of the grand lodge, Knights and Ladies of Honor held at Texarkana last week, the fob i 'owing officers were elected; Grand protector, \V. S. McCullough. Brink lev; vice grand protector, \Y. II. Dun blazer. Fort Smith; grand secretary T. J. Oliphint. Little Rock; grand treasurer. \Y. P. \Yeld. Marianna; grand chaplain, Mrs. Alice Tracher, ionesboro; grand guide, Mrs. J. D. Holman, mena; grand guardian. Mrs. M. E. Owens, Batesville; grand sen tinel. John G. Stine. Nashville; grand trustees: Mrs. Callie E. Harris, Wynne; Mrs. L. W. Izard. England; W. T. Nesbitt. Fayetteville. Grand representative, Sigman Bacharach. j Batesville; alternate, W. K Baker. ; Wynne. Cannot Remove Officer. Attorney General Murphy has ren lered an important opinion affecting he right of a county judge to remove i county examiner. The attorney gen >ral holds that a county judge cannot ~emovc an examiner except fur cause, ind after a hearing upon the charges , which may he preferred against him. j fho opinion was rendered upon the] •etuiest, of State Superintendent Hine non. and was based upon an attempt ua4e by a county judge to remove a ■ounty examiner arbitrarily. All’s Well That Ends Well. A recent dispatch from Fort Smith says: S. Settle and Mrs. S. K. Settle were married here. Thf wedding is the sequence of a ro mance with an Enoch Arden tinge tc it. Between three and four years ago the couple, with their five children lived in Caruthersville, Mo. Mr. Set tie is a portrait i>ainter and left home on one of his business trips. Days and months passed and no letter was re ceived from him, and finally word was received by the wife that her husband was dead. She says that she was fur nished the information by "those who claimed fo have been at his funeral. After the customary period of mourn ing. during which she had a struggle to make a living for herself and child ren, had passed, she was courted and won by a resident of Hayti, Mo., and was living happily with him when a brother of her first husband, who re sided in Hayti. received a letter from J. S. Settle, and in it he made men tion of the fact that he had heard that his wife was dead and asked con cerning the disposition of the child ren. The brother showed it to th'> second husband of the woman and it i was determined to show hpr the let ter and let her choose her future course. The letter was placed in her hands, and as soon as slip saw the handwriting she gave way to violent grief and was unable to read it. and it was read for her by the husband, who asked her whether she would re main with him or "go back to John." Her love for her first husband proved the strongest, and she decided to re turn to him. her second husband, nmk ing no objection when she applied for a divorce. To Petition Governor. A committee was appointed at the recent annual meeting of the State Pharmacist Association to prepare a hill and present to the next state leg islature or petition the governor to instruct the hoard of trustees of the state university at Fayetteville to add to the experimental station a depart ment for the propagation and growing of medicinal plants that are indige nous to this state, especially ginseng and golden seal. In his annual ad dress, President King referred to the above subject as follows: “Our stock of these valuable plants is being fast exhausted. This state spends thous ands of dollars each year teaching young men how to raise farm and food products, and 1 think it only jus tice to the medical and drug profes sions that we have a share of this ex perimental work. The market price of ginseng is $1 per pound for the green root and golden seal is now worth $1 a pound for the dried root. These prices will well pay for the trial, and if the state can demonstrate that the cultivation of these two plants is a success, then many of the poor hills of this state can be utilized in cultivation. President King con cluded his address with an appeal to the pharmacists to refuse the sale of cocaine or similar drugs to any one, except when compounded into a pre scription of some reputable physician Maids of Honor, U. D. C. Brig Gen William A Roby, second brigadier. Arkansas division, U. C. V . announces the following appointments of sponsor, maids of honor an 1 chap eron to be in attendance at the Nash \ille reunion, June 14-1 *>: “David O Dodd chapter of V. D. C.. of Pine Bluff, having kindly consented to select the lady members of my staff, recommend ed the follihving, which meets my hearty approval, and therefore make the following appointments: Miss Ethel McCombs of Hamburg, first maid of honor; Miss Bessie V. Tucker of Tucker, second maid of honor: Miss lola Jeannetta Philpot of Pine Bluff, sponsor: Mrs Clarence E Phil pot, Pine Bluff, chaperon. Dream Cost Man His Liberty. Philip Flipman pleaded guilty at Monticello to the charge of assault to kill a man by the name of Jones, and was sentenced to ten years in the peni tentiary. Flipman shot Jones in a hotel at Blissville while lie was eating his dinner. Jones shot Flipman. it is c laimed, accidentally a short time be fore, and Flipman claims to have had a dream that either he or Jones had to die. An Attractive Exhibit. There has been installed in the Ar kansas building at the St Louis world's fair an exhibit of native woods, which is attracting great at tention Eighty varieties of wood are shown in a case which resembles an ordinary bookcase Each piece of wood is in the form of a small vol ume. and on the hack is the popular name and the technical name of the wood. Detective Robbed. A detective giving the name of Pal mer, who has been endeavoring to dis cover the identity of parties alleged to have set fire to the Poinsett county jail several weeks ago. claims that ne was held up near Harrison by a man dressed In women's clothes, and robbed of his valrables. Prominent Ministers Fight. Rev. J. B. Cranfill and Rev. S. L. Hayden had a difficulty in a Missouri Pacific train near Texarkana, in which Cranfill fired two shots from a mag azine pistol at Hayden while the lat ter was struggling for possession of the weapon. Neither shot took effect. The encounter occurred in the lava tory of the sleeper, on which both men were enroute to the Southern Baptist convention at Nashville. Tonn. Both men are well known and Cranfill about two years ago was the defendant In a libel suit instituted by Hayden at Dal las. Tex., in which the latter was gi\ en a verdict for several thousand dol lars. Commends Bishop’s Action. A feature of the annual session of Ihe diocesan council of the episcopal 'hurch. held at Pine Bluff, was the adoption of a resolution sustaining Bishop Brown in his utterances on tin negro question. The resolution com mend.- i lie bishop's action in hte prem sise. It will be remembered that Bishop Brown's view -, as expressed in th‘> c ist, raised a storm of < riticism in Boston and elsewhere in the east. Date for Teachers Institutes. Arrangements have been made to hold two four weeks’ institutes this summer. One will be held In the uni versity buildings at Fayetteville; the otiier at Ouachita Baptist College, Ark adelphia. The institute at Fayette ville will Ixegin June 20; the one at Arkadelphia June 6, two weeks ear lier. Institutes of two weeks' dura tion will be held for colored teachers at Forrest City and Pine Bluff Election of Officers. Th" state pharmacists in annual sr~ Finn at Little Rock elected the fol lowing officers: President, R, B. King of Helena; first vice-president. W. A. Beauchamp. Nashville; second vice president. \V. 1). McCorkle, Fort Smith; secretary. Will C. Bond, Little Rock; treasurer. D. J. Rogers. Little Rock: delegate to American Pharma ceutical Association, W. H. Skinner, Pocahontas. Aeronaut Drowned. An aeronaut by thp name of Lira beeker lost his life at Van Buren by jumping from his baloon into the Arkansas river. After the balloon left the earth he realized that he would be carried over the river and shouted to the crowd to watch the river. As soon as he had reached a sale altitude, he tried to cut loose, hut when he did succeed he was over the river. — BRIEF MENTION Wm. Pierce, a blacksmith, was struck by a fast mail train while crossing the railroad track at Brad ford. and instantly killed. The comptroller of the treasury has approved the application t r the or ganization of the First Na nal Bank at Fayetteville, with a capital stock of $50,000. An upnknown while man, well dressed, was instantly killed at Bald Knob by a southbound Iron Mountain, passenger train. He was about 30 years of age. A meeting has been called for May 17 at Brinkley to consider ways and means to levee Cache river and make available f r agricultural purposes half a million acres along that stream At the forty ninth annual meeting of the Souhtern Baptist convention, held at Nashville. Hon. James P Eagle was re-elected president. Gov. Eagle has filled this position for many years Jack Mulvaney was killed by Officer Creasy while h‘> (Mulvaney) was at tempting to roh the safe of the Mis souri Pacific passenger depot at Fort Smith. It is said that Mulvaney was :n expert safe-cracker. A 7 year-old negro boy by the name )f Chas Balknight, was run over and ■Ailed near Pine Bluff by a Pine Bluff ’-nd Western train. The accident o' •urred at night, and it is believed the toy was asleep on the tra-k. Alex Kirby, an old citizen of Gar and county, met a peculiar death last veek. Mr. Kirby died after a fall in •vhich he bruised his head severely, tut physicians state the wound was tot sufficient to have caused death Gus Anthony, for fifteen years a nemher of the Fort Smith police force, vas run down by a coal train and Ailed in the Missouri Pacific yards at he above place, fie was crossing at i point where there is several tracks nd m stepping out of the way of one rain was caught by another coming rom an opposite direction. Col S. H Nowlin, in charge of the vork of compiling the roster of Ar tansas troops who fought in the Con ederate army, announces that he has ucceeded in securing the entire ros er of the generals and field officers of til the regiments and battalions who ■erved in Arkansas during the civil aar. either in Confederate or sta’e roops. MOTHER AND CHILD LEAP FROM BRIDGE -- Child Was Bound to Woman’s Body With Linen Bands. - t ATTEMPTS AT RESCUE FAILED Womnn > f u 11 > Kluliia oil Two Urn t t‘ Mm Who \ lo Hcat’iit* Ilir-TlM* lloillra W «*r#* lliM'tii rn'tl. Columbus, ()., May 18 —With a pret ty little 4-year-old blonde girl bound io her body with bands of linen, a handsome brunette woman, apparently or .’>0 years old, war* seen to leap over the Rich street bridge into the Scioto river at 8:80 Tuesday morning. L. K. Hardin, an Adams express wagon driver, and Charles Sigman, driver of an ice wagon, were approach; ing from opposite ends of the bridge at the time. They were attracted by the demon strations of affection between the wom an and child, as the supposed mother stood against the railing guarding tho bridge sidewalk at the outer edge with the little girl in a sitting position on the rail. The woman was kissing the child, and the little girl's face was beaming with smiles* as she gleefully chuckled and nestled her little face and flaxen curls among the raven locks of the woman. Jumped Into the Water. Then suddenly came a change in the expression of the woman’s face from smiles to fixed determination, and as the shadow spread over her counte nance she, like a flash, mounted the guard rail and threw herself and the pinioned child into the water some :10 feet below. The drivers of the Ice wagon and trr-iisfer wagon both leaped from their seats, rushed over an abutment,plunged into the river and swam from opposite shores toward the center of the stream to attempt to rescue the woman and child. At the approach of succor the worn- j an became as a tigress at bay, and fought the two men with apparent superhuman strength. So furious was her defense that to save their lives the two drivers had to pu.t back to shore and allow the woman and child to go down to their death. The bodies were recovered from the river a few minutes after the woman and child sank for the last time. Both woman and child were well dressed. The woman wore a black silk raglan, and the little girl had on a black silk jacket. The bodies have not yet been identified. llotllf'N I «1 •• ii 11 ffl *‘«l ut the Moncue. Several hours after the bodies had Tieen at the morgue they were identified as those of Mrs. Malcolm Copeland and ; daughter, of East Long street. The ' husband has a furniture upholstering establishment on East Long street. I Mrs. Copeland had been suffering from extreme nervousness, and in this con dition magnified family troubles. The Copelands came here from Mount Vernon, O., about a year and a half ago. Beryl, the four-year-old girl taken into eternity with the mother, was 'heir only child. The husband and wife had quarreled last night, and hs could not bo found Tuesday. Mrs. Copeland attempted to buy chloroform Monday night. BATTLESHIP GOES AGROUND Slight Mhlmii Mar# nn OtlimvUa KoereMMful l.nunclilnu *.i the Hliode l#lunu. Quincy, Mass., May 18—The battle ship Rhode Island was latyiched Tues day at th" yards of the Fore River Ship Hi Engine Co Vfter the vessel had left the ways, the great craft had attained such head wav that she could not be stopped in deep water and, her anchor failing to hold, her stern was forced into a mud bank. Three tugs made fast to her as scon as possible, but the tide fell rap idly, and they were unable to move her. The company sent to Boston for addi tional tugs, and the big vessel was soon releat-ed. A naval inspector who was on the scene expressed the opinion that as the bottom was soft the ship would not be dama.-Td in the least. The .pecifications for the Rhode Isl and provide for a twin-.-<rew ship of le.itOo tons displaeemt nt. driven by two ■ !'• >ur •: !i:.dor frvb ■ expar. ■ >: > ■ vto-a of about 19,000 horse-power each. It will carry four 12-inch guns, eight S-inch and twelve 0-inch rapid fire gun- The secondard battery will consist of twelve 3-inch, 50-calibre rap id-fire guns, twelve 3-powder semiauto matlc, eight 1-powder heavy automatic, two 30-calibre machine guns, and six 30-calibre Colt, automatic guns. HE WANTS TO LIFT THE CUP Sir Thomas Lipton Still Hankers After the America’s Trophy. " III llntp to t >11> 11• nm- TlirmiKh R t'lnli Rpfurp tin* Ypw York Y nrlit ( Inb I nn Tnlk. New York, May IS —The New York Yacht club, through its challenge com mittee, has just made public the corre spondence that parsed between Sir Thomas Lipton and the club relating to a challenge for the America's cun The club's reply to I lie query of Sir Thomas a.- to whether it would con sider a challenge under the new rules of measurement, '-alls his attention to the club’s statement two years ago, that it has no jurisdiction in regard to measurement, if the challenging club chosen to dispense with time allow ance and sail the race under the literal terms of the deed of gifts. If Sir Thomas wishes, he may ch'il lenge through the Koyal Lister or any other yacht club of which he is a mem ber, with a yacht of any size or rig without the dimensions stated in the deed, and demand to sail the three races on an ocean course without time allowance, the best two races to win which means without regard to racing measurement. The New York club would then have to build a yacht to meet him on the same terms As to whether or not the New York club will agree to a race under the club’s new rules, no reply was given, as it was held that the question was purely a hypothetical one until a chal lenge was made through some club. DEATH BEFORE DISGRACE. Suicide of John I). IIimIiI, of lloho h«*«». fc. .1., 4 hnric«*<l With Ahuii* Iuk Vountc t lilldrcn. Now York, May 18.—Rather than face the disgrace of a public trial. John D. Rudd, a well-known resident of Ho boken, N. J., slashed his throat with a pocket knife and will die. He was arrested a few days ago, together with a lawyer and four other residents of Hoboken, charged with having abused young children. Fifteen charges have been made thu,s far against him. The expose caused a great sensation. Budd, who is a bookkeeper. 45 years old, had been released on $5,000 bail, after a night in jail. He went at once to his bachelor apartment and barred the door to all callers. After brooding sev eral hours, he slashed his throat re peatedly, and had bled almost to death when found and taken to the hospital. FRUSTRATED BY A SHOT. Arclil^nlal Dlselmrtfe of n KrvoHrr Prevent* a Mall llohliery In Chlraifo. Chicago, May 18.—Three highway men attempted to rob a United Stalea registered mail wagon, early Tuesday morning, near the Chicago & NoCh western railroad station. The acci dental discharge of a revolver frus trated their plans, and they escaped after a street duel with the police. It was this wagon that Marks, Van Dine and Neldermeler, the car barn bandits, planned to rob during their brief career as desperadoes. Their plans miscarried, however. The police believe the highwaymen were inspired to attempt the daring crime by the rtory of the men hanged on April 22. NOT IN OFFICIAL CAPACITY Got. White of W e*t Virginia At the WOrltl’* Pair HI in ply a* a &ewa— paper Man. St. Louis, May 18.—Gov. Albert, B. White, who is a guest at Jhe West Vir ginia building, is a ft rmer president of the National Editorial association, be ing at one time editor cf the Stile Journal, of Parker burg Got White says he Is visiting the exposition as a representative of the press and not as chief executive of his state. He says that upon West Virginia day he will appear in his official capacity, but now he prefers to be considered as a new.-: • paperman. A reception in honot of Gov White will be given at ihe West Virginia building, Friday afternoon. PORTO RICAN TEACHERS. Sl\ lluntlrtMl of rii«*iia Are < omlnu In July—Cornell ami liar* art! Will < a r»* Cor Tlirau. New York, May 18.—Final prepara tions for the trip of Coo Porto Rican school teachers to the L'nited States, In July, are being made by Commis sioner of Education Lindsay, says* a Herald dispatch from San Juan. Com mittees are hard at work in all the leading cities obtaining subscriptions for the fund of $50,000. CVjnell uni versity has promised to take 200 of the young ladies and Harvard 400. Renominated For (on a re**. Dcs Moines, la.. May 18—Congress man John A. T. Hull was renominated for the ninth time by the republicans of »hp Seventh district.