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ESTABLISHED 1871 ^ - —..—■ — _J7______ “Fear God, Tell the Truth and Make Money.” By LAND VOIGT & V AD AKIN. \ OL. XXX Y._FORREST CITY. ARK., FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SEPTEMBER ». 1905 NO. j = PROFESSIONAL CARDS CHAS. R. MATHIS ATTORNEY AT LAW And Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for St. Francis County. Office over Bank of Eastern Arkansas. Forrest City, Ark. OTTO B. ROLL WAGE ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office at Courthouse. FORREST CITY, - - ARKANSAS N. W. NORTON ATTORNEY AT LAW. ilYlll practice in the First and Second Judicial Circuits, and in the Federal and Supreme Courts. Office in Rollwage Building. FORREST CITY. - ARKANSAS J. M. PREWETT ATTORNEY AT LAW. Careful attention to Depositions and all other Notarial work and Conveyancing. Office over J. W. Beck & Co.’s Store. FORREST CITY, - ARKANSAS A. E.. MATTHEWS REAL ESTATE ABSTRACTS. Office at Courthouse. FORREST CITY. - - ARKANSAS Write for Illustrated Catalogue F* R E E I. X. MUl.l'ORD. Jeweler, Memphis, Term. THE BEST LINE L0UISV1LLE& NASHVILLE RAILROAD TO ALL Mountain,Lake and Seaside Resorts EAST AND NORTH TWO TRAINS DAILY From New Orleans and Memphis. LOW ROUND TRIP RATE. For Illustrated Literature, Time Ta bles, Maps, Rates, etc., Address, P. W. Morrow, T.P.A., Houston, Tex. T. H. Kingsley, T.P.A.. Dallas. Tex. N. B. Baird, T.P.A., Little Rock, Ark. QUINTAIN Route The Direct and Popular Route to St. Louis W he re Direct Connections Are Made tor All Points NORTH. EAST «SLi\d WEST THROUGH PULLMAN P.l'FFET SLEEPING CARS Between Memphis and St. Louis W S. BURBOROW. Agent. Forrest Citv. Ark. H. C. TOWNSEND. G.P. &T.A.. St. Louis, Mo. II You Cannot Find It Elsewhere, Try THE NEWS STAND South Side Railroad—Telephone 42. Office and School Supplies. Desk Furnishings, Books. Magazines. Peri odicals. Graphophones, Musical Mer chandise. Subscriptions taken to any publication on earth. m ITEMS Or INTEREST GATHERED FROM ALL SECTIONS. ! COTTON RATES UNCHANGED. Cotton May Be Shipped to Any Com press Desired—Baptist General Association to Meet at Hot Springs —Other State Items. Ince Again Convicted. James W. Ince was for the second lime convicted and sentenced to be hanged for the murder of his wife and three small children, committed near Danville the Gth of last March. The first trial took place several months ago and luce was convicted and sen tenced. However, on appeal ttie case was remanded for new trial by the su preme court, who were not satisfied as to the form of ihe verdict involving the plea of insanity. At the second trial which was held at Danville last week an elaborate presentation of the testimony was made, including that of professional exports on insanity. Ince received his sentence calmly and was apparently unmoved by any feeling of fear for the future. Twice since the first conviction ince attempted to es cape. Once he and three others got clear of the building, leaving the jail er locked in a cell, but they were re captured. In the last attempt the pris oners failed to get out of the outer door. Charbon in Jefferson County. A case of charbflon has been discov ered in Jefferson county and is causing much anxiety among stock owners in that county. The case is said to be among the livestock on a farm near Pine Bluff. The party on whose farm the caso is located received a ship ment of cattle from Gillett recently. As the disease Is prevalent in the vi cinl’y of Giilett and infection was feared, an attempt was made to quar antine the shipment, but it was unsuc cessful. The announcement of the discovery of the case has cuased much worry and uneasiness on the part of the farmers and business men of Jef ferson. county, who fear that the dis ease which has been destroying so many cattle in Arkansas county might get a foothold among their own live stock. livery precaution will at once be made, looking towards the stamp ing out of the disease. No Change in Cotton Rate*. The Arkansas railroad commission has refused to change the present cot ton tariff or to amend its rules so that cotton might lie shinae 1 by a com press. The rules were amended to such an extent, however, that by agreement between the railroads anti shipp< rs cotton can bo shipped to any compress desired, but in the absence of anv such agreement it must be pressed a* tile firs! compress in tran sit. Tilts decision was readied after a great deal of discussion, and is lie lieved to be the most practical solu tion of the matter. The matter was brought before tin* commission by a number of people engaged in the cot ton business, asking that the rules in reference to compresses be amended. Meeting of Bapti3t3. It has been announced that the Bap tist General association will meet this year in Hot Springs. November 3 to 7 Former meetings of the association have been well attended and fully, 2.000 persons arc expected to attend the coming meeting. An appeal has [ been made for contributions to the mission fund, anti it is said that $:',.0(tl | must be raised for this work before; November 1. Young Man Kitted. Harrison Jones, aged Id years, wax killed by Robert Long, aged IS years, j near Dos Arc a few days ago. The j affray occurred after the boys bad at tended a church meeting. Long was j also wounded and will be placed in jail as soon as he recovers from bis | wounds. Destructive Fire. A two-story planing mill at Rogers ! was destroyed by tire recently. The total loss will be upwards of $7,000. including the building and machinery. When the plant was insiailed fifteen years ago, it v.as one of the largest in the northwest, rrt part of the state. Fatal Accident. Carl Coekmon, aged 13 years, was killed by falling from the roof of a house at Little Rock last week. The lad was walking the rafters on tne second story and missing bis footing struck bead first on the first floor. Death resulted in a few minutes. Shot Three Dogs. John Frazier has been fine I $70 and cofcts for shooting three fox hounds at Hot Springs. The dogs were part of a famous pack of hounds that have token a great many prizes over the. state. C-'op Summary. Following is a summary of crop conditions Issued recently by the go\ eminent bureau: Cotton has deteri orated owing to cool, wet weather in the northeastern portion and to in sects. rust and shedding in other por tions. The plant is small and law. Inn is fruiting fairly well and is open ing prematurely in some localities and slowl> in others. Some picking lias been done, but it is not yet gen eral. Early corn made a good crop; lBte corn, potatoes, turnips and field peas are doing well. Sweet potatoes are a good crop. Very little fall plow ing has been done and sowing of fall grain has not begun. Apples are a poor crop of Inferior quality. l*as tures are good and stock is doing well except in some southeastern counties, where there is complaint of eharbon among cattle. I New Corporations. The Rector Hoop and Lumber com pany of Rector has been incorporated. The capital stock of the company is $8,000 and the purpose is to deal in stock barrels and cooperage products. The Hickory Handle company of Rec tor. with a capital stock of $4,000. has been incorporated. It Is the inten tion of the concern to manufacture all kinds of wooden handles. The Wat erloo Mining and Milling company of Mount Ida lias increased its capital stock to $200,000. Saloonkeeper Killed. Joe Sarlo. who tor a number of years has conducted a saloon at Ut tie Rook, was shot and killed a few days ago. Robert Daughtry, a former associate in business, is accused of the crime. The saloon conducted by Sarlo has been very disorderly and a number of murders have been com mitted there. Sarlo himself shot and killed .1. D. ('onant in this saloon in July. Two Children Drowned. Two small children were drowned last week in Archey Creek near Clin ton. The Hays family, of which the children were members, attempted to ford the creek i na wagon, which was overturned by the high water, the • creek being much swollen by a water spout. Mr. and Mrs. Hays were res cued an dthe bodies of the unfortu nate children were recovered. Wealthy Man Dead. Edgar A. Carleton. who for a num ber of years was one of the wealthiest and most prominent citizens of Missis sippi county, and who was shot in an altercation with a man named Sam Wade, at Carleton’s sawmill, near \ ance. August L’t!, died iu Mem phis recently front the effects of the w mind. Injunction Asked For. Suits have been filed in the chan cer;.- court at Cine Bluff by the city attorney asking an injunction to pr*? vent tin ice companies from empty ing hot water into the bayou that passes through the city, it is alleged that this hot water has become a rtui satire and disturbs horses and pedes trians. Quarantine Ofiicer Assaulted. Si rgeaut Frederick was assaulted at Te\:i.-I:ana la>i week by an unknown white man. The man at first refused ■o ta'.c the oath necessary to pass the guard, but finally consented to take it After making the oath ho assault ed the quarantine officer and made his escape. The quarantine guard was badly hurt, but will recover. Brothers' Fatal Quarrel. Ge >rge and Albert Craddock, broth ers, living at Silver City, are reported to have had a fatal encounter at that place a few days ago. The Craddock brother* were conducting a mercan tile business at Silver City, anti it Is supposed that the trouble originated I over business matters Contractor Killed. D. W. Gasklll. a well known Little ] Rock contractor and builder, is dead ; as the result i>f jailing from a building at that city a few days ago. Gasklll ' fell front the second story and struck the floor head first. Death resulted in tt few hours after the fall. Home Grown Pineapple. A pineapple which was grown in Lit tle Lock has Ireen placed in the agri cultural bureau at that place. The fruit appears to be fully developed and perfect in every way. It is said that very few pineapples have ever been raised in the .date. Will Establish Stations. It. R. L. Giles, special field agent of the bureau of plant Industry of the de partment of agriculture ai Washing ton, says that demonstration fannft will be established at Nashville In the near future. Firebug’s Work. An attempt was made to burn the livery stable of Tom Jackson at Para gould recently, but the flames were ex tinguishe! before any damage was done BORE DEEP. PLUNGED OVER A BRIDGE Serious Automobile Accident at Winchendon, Massachusetts. ►'••r PerMii Injareff, larladlar a f ■ faktr of the t barlottr (A. C.) Observer Staff. Winchendon, Ma.se.. Sept. 16.—An automobile containing members of the party accompanying Gov. R. B. Glenn * of North Carolina plunged over a bridge on the road to Royalston here,! and landed at the bottom of a ditch, pinioning the occupant* underneath. The injured are: J. C. McNeill, member of the staff of the Charlotte, (N. C.) Observer; badly cut about, the head. Guy Townsend, of Winrhendcn; seri ously hurt. Selectman Henry N. Raymond, of Winchendon; head cut and bruised. Owen Hoban. lawyer of Winchendon; knee injured and back sprained. The motor car containing Gov. Glenn was directly behind the automobile which met with the accident, and only the prompt action of the chauffeur averted a collision between the two cars, as the first automobile swerved from its course and crashed into the ditch causing it to capsize in its pas sage It is believed that all the injured will recover. Mr. Townsend was the most s"riously hurt, having three broken ribs and a badly bruised head. TRADE AND INDUSTRY ACTIVE 4 Oiifllt Inna In the llualneaa World m» llefleete#! in IKrndaf reel *• \%eelily Hetletv. New York. Sept. 16 Braflst reel's weekly review says: Trade and industry continue remark ably active in nearly a': lines Fall distribution Is in full -wire and in par's of the w> »> is of unprecedented volume. Inferior merchants sire still greatly i:i evidence in many primary markets, three-fourths of the torn crop is out of danger of fros', iron and steel are in exceptionally good demand, with 1 outputs heavily sold ahead and prices tending upward and building and building materia! are apparent^ as ac tive as at any preceding period this year Labor seems :o be very well i employed, though a few strikes, not ably In the printing and building trades, disturb 'he otherwise very quiet appearance of the industrial situation. SERIOUS LOSS BY FIRE A larsf Portion of the Rnalnraa 9e«*lto«i of 4«raaserllle, Idaho, liaraed—l.oaa, I Spokane, Wash-. Sep:. 15.—\ large portion of the business section of (Irangeville, Idaho, was destroyed by fire, causing a loss estimated at $250,- : i>00. Over forty buildings, mostly j frame structure*, were destroyed. The I heaviest loser is the department store of Alexander & Fregesrieh, whose loss la placed at $150,090- H- E Sacher son's general merchandise store also was destroyed Most of the firm* are well insured CARRIES A MONSTER CARGO A Cgrgo of 3,7M<I,000 Feet of Oregon Fine for Heeonatraction Work in Nanelivrit and Korea. Portland. Or**., Sept. 16.—Carrying .7.780.000 feet of Oregon pine, one of the largest lumber cargoes that ever left this port, the British titeatn«*r Tot tenham, ('apt. Maun, sailed for Taku, China The lumber is intended far the work of reconstruction ir Manchuria and Korea that is expected to follow tho making of peace between Russia aud I span. EXPLOSION. FIRE ANO DEATH Terrible < nlaml'r At tbe (‘IlMi Fuse (o.'« Plant at Avna, t'oaa. —Seveu Person* t'reaiateil. Avon, Coun.. Sept. 16—The explo sion of a fuse, followed by a fire In a building of the Climax Fuse Co. here caused a panic among ‘jo employes In* the building and resulted In the death of seven and injuries that will doubt . less prove fatal to several others. There was no way of cuplDg with the flames, which soon spread rapidly, and in less than an hour after the explo sion occurred those who were unable to escape were In the clutches of a Are that eventually burned their bodies to i asbes. The list of dead follows: William Burke, 40 years old; mar | lied. James Joyce, about .15; married. Kobert McCarthy, aged 18. James Wallace, married. Mollie Me Carihy, Miss .1 Sullivan Mrs. M. B. Tucker. The scene at the Are was heartrend ing. Friends and relatives of the miss ing were almost frantic with grief when it became known that thp bodies of those dose to th-»m were being burned to a crisp in the ruins of tbe factory. RUSSO-JAPANESE TREATY Japs lllriu't Insist I poo Indfissltf llri'imsr >ol in n Position to Knfntrr Payment. St Paul, Minn . Sept. 18.—Comment ing on the Portsmouth treaty, H. W. Dennison, Igal adviser to the Japanese foreign office, said while in this city on the wav to Seattle with members of the Japanese peaee embassy: "We didn't insist upon indemnity, for ihe simple reason that our position didn't permit of in.-istence. if we’d had a fleet in ihe Haltic sea or an army be fore Sr Petersburg or at the gates of Moscow, ue might have enjoyed the same advantage the Germans possessed when they occupied Paris. "Russia, in refusing to pay an in demnity, simply got out of a debt which her creditor was not in a position to collect. Ii would have cost us millions of ven. not to speak of loss of life, to enforces indemnity." A MINISTERIAL MATINEE Over a Thoaaaud Mlnlalrra Wltana a Special Prrliiraaarr ar “.»« %r Saw" in Cklraaa, Chicago. Sept. 15.—A ministerial matinee was held at McYicker'i theater here by Invitation of William A Brady and Joseph K. GrLsmer, for the minis ter* of all denominations to witness a performance of “As Ye Sow." written by Hev. John Snyder, and the first play written by a minister ever presented on an American stage. There were over 1,000 ministers at the matinee, which was given exclu sively for them, the theater beiug dosed to the paying public The play was warmly received. TO MAKE A TEST CASE A WlirnuaU Railroad Attorney Ar rested I nder the trw Anti I’aaa Un, Plainfield. Wis., Sept. 16—Charged w’ith using his railroad pass In viola tion of the law, W. B. Angelo, an at torney for the Wisconsin Central Rail way Co., and holding a position as a notary public was placed formally un I del arrest on complaint of W. H Berry, editor of a newspaper at Waus t art. Wls. The action is for the pur ; po e of Vesting the anti-pass law passed . by th* latt state legislature. NEGRO S AWFUL CRIME. Assaults Woman, Murders 6 Year-Old Boy and Stabs a Baby. A Mrs. Lawrence, living on the out skirts of Conway, was viciously as saulted, her ti-year-old son Killed and . 3-year-old son cut wit ha Knife by aa unknown negro last week. That so awful a crime had been committed was not known or even suspected by the nearest neighbor until almost 18 hours afterward. All one night and until late the next day the woman lay in l»ed, unconscious most of the time, with her boy dead beside her. The crime was an atrocious one. The woman is a poor widow of good repu tation who has made a precarious liv ing at the wash tub for herself and children and has been aided by the charitable people of the town. After the unfortunate woman's condition had been discovered, prompt measures were taken for her relief. Mrs. Law rence recovered consciousness suA cently to tell something of her terrible experience. She said that after she bad retired the house was forcibly entered and she found herself confronted by a nude negro. Before she could make an outcry she was struck on the head and slashed about the face. * The old est boy screamed and it is supposed the negro killed him to prevent him from giving the alarm. It is also pre sumed that the smaller child wan slashed with the knife for the same reason. Whether the negro criminal ly assaulted the woman or not Is not known. She Is In a serious condition from the shock, the wounds and loss of blood. One cut on the face extends to the eye and the doctors fear th* sight Is destroyed, but the features are so bruised and swollen that this has not been ascertained. The doe tern fear she may die, and the boy la also In a critical condlton. The authori ties are using every effort tq appre hend the negro, but the fact that ho had so long a time in which to effeet his escape has proven n handicap. Drinks Carbolic Acid. Hiram Sigler, a white man, 54 years of age, who has been employed as a hostler at a livery stable in Little Rock, attempted to kill his wife and daughter and then committed suicide by swallowing a quantity of carbolic acid at the home of his daughter In that city a few days ago. Sigler attempted to force some of the acid which he drank down the throat of his wife and she Is seriously burned as the result of his attempt. She did not swallow any of the fluid, however, and her condition Is not regarded as serious. He chased his daughter, but s:»e escaped screaming from the house. After attempting to kill his wife and daughter Sigler ran from the house, and swallowing the carbolic acid fell on the sidewalk. He died within half an hour after he had attempted to administer the same poison to his wife. Sigler had lived in Utile Rock for many years, and was well known in the city. He had three sons, Clayton. Fred and Babe, the latier about 9 years old, and one daughter. Mrs. Charles Walls, besides the daughter, Iceland, who was with her mother C»oo. Signer, another son. was drowned about a year ago near the Utile Rock drowned before he could be rescued, which were al ihc wharf, and was. drowned before he could he rescued. Sigler had been drinking heavily, It i.s said, since he left his wife two weeks ago. and it is thought that he was un der the influence of liquor at the time the assault and suicide was commit ted. After Liquor Seller*. The circuit court has adjourned at Nashville after bringing 135 indict ment a. The large number of indict ments brought would indicate that crime la on the increase, but the Jury In their report say that this is not the case, except so far as liquor-selling and the carrying of concealed weapons are concerned. A large number of cases against liquor sellers were mad-* on the evidence of negroes whom they used in making their deliveries. Two hundred Sunday-school workers are planning a religious canvass of Lit tle Ftock. The Helena Waier company is *-x tending its pipe lines to the suburbs of the city. The lines of the Southwestern Teie graph and Telephone company at Vaa Buren are being rebuilt. The Arkansas Synod of Presbyterian churches will meet at Arkadclphla dur ing the month of November. Miss Emma Williams of Forgy was painfully injured by being throw* from a horse and kicked under th« eye by the animal. Ed Griffith of Little Flock, who was injured in the train wreck that oc curred at Ozark last July, has brought suit against the ratlway company for laO.Sfe.