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ESTABLISHED 1871_“Fear God, Tell the Truth and Make Money.” By LANDVOIGT & VADAKIN.
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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.
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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.

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