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senator Berry Issues Statement.
|*<ile llock, Ark.. Sept. 16, 1905. Senator James H. Berry issued the following statement tndu): >‘I see it stated in newspapers that Governor Davis lias said in a number of speeches in different parts of the State in regard to the Arkansas settlement bill that after the entire delegation from Arkan sas, including myself, hud written Governor Clarke that the bill would not he called up after the Meiklejohn amendment was added to it until his return to Washing ton, I had the hill called up eon. trary to the agreement. “The statement is utterly with out foundation in fuot, and directly eontrary to w hat the record shows 1 JMNMIM tho hill through tho Sen ate twice, once on March .‘10, 1896, and on March 29, 1897, precisely as it was agreed upon between Governor Clarke, the secretarj of the interior, and espeoially as Governor Clarke wanted it passed. “Tho Meiklejohn amendment to which objection was made, and to which Governor Davis now objects was not offered in the Senate, hut wnsf placed upon the hill in the House of Representatives; and the hill was pending in tho House and not in the Senate Therefore it was not possible that I could have called it up. Tho bill was never passed by tho House with the Meiklejohn amendment, or with out it, until the Arkansas legisla lure had twice voted and instruct ed the Senators and members of Congress to accept it and pass the loll with it. It then passed tho House and was returned to the Sen ate and referred to tho Committee on Public Lands, and was reported back to the Senato by’ mo, and the amendment was agreed; to on the Pth day- of April, 1898. “This was three years after the bill was first introduced, and more than a year after the Arkansas legislature accepted it. I therefore repeat that it was not possible that I could have culled up the bill after tho Moiklejohn amendment was pul on it, for the reason that it was not pending in the Senate at any time with the Meiklejohn amendment until it came back from the House with the amend ment attached to it, after the legis lature had ratified and accepted it. Like hlnrltntr Money. Finding health is like finding money so think those who are sick. When you have a cough, cold, sore throat, or chest irritation, better act promptly like W. Barber, of Sandy Level. Va. He says: ”1 bad a terrible chest trouble, caused by smoke and coal dust on my lungs; but, after finding no re lief In other remedies, 1 was cured by Hr. King’s New Discovery for Con sumption. Coughs and Colds." Great est salt* of any cough or lung medicine in the world. At all druggists: ."sie and $1.00; guaranteed. Trial Isittle |free. _ Ardmore Fair. The first annua! meeting in the Ardmore Fair Association will be held at Ardmore tho week begin ning October 17, and running five days, and tho indications now promise one of tho liveliest events in tho history of Indian Territory. Tho officers of the association are in receipt of information from all over the southwest, and by every mail that goes to show tho deep interest tho people are taking in this meeting. Tho managers of the fair have been vory fortunate, Indeed, in securing tho services of tho man ager of tho Dallas Fair exhibits, and he will have the entire charge °f tho exhibits during the week of the fair. Groat preparations are being made to secure a splendid e*bihit in each department, and unless the signs tail there will be nn department but will have its full share of good things to see. flip association is now able to announce that it lias secured the famous Igorrotes—the dog eaters from the land of Aguinaldo, and 0llr I'tlle brown brothers ‘cross tho »ea,” and this band of "'ople will give exhibitions all during the fair. f hoy are a remarkable aggrega 10,1 °f harbariaus, and their fame secure for them a large nt •'“dance of people desiring to in *P©ct tho class of people that have lever yet visited our part of the -ountry. fhe Chinese village will attract Su,h attention from those who are ‘‘forested in the affairs ol foreign ; nations, and especially of the land <>f the Koxer, and tho inforost in i those people will probably be ex celled only by tho interest in those people who have been kept in the lime light by* the big war in the fust, and known to the whole world as the little “Japs.” The Japanese village will be worth your while. The Palace of Ails and the elec trical display will be tho finest ever shown in the southwest. There are numerous other at tractions that will he just as enter taining to those in attendance nt the fair and everybody will find plenty to keep (hem interested Irom morning until night. I he association has hung up So/iOO in purses in the racing de partment, and there will be live events each day, tints insuring to all lovers of the sport a splendid afternoon’s entertainment. These races will include all events pecu liar to lair meetings—pacing, trot ting and running races, and as there will he over 300 horses en tered in tho various events, horse men from all the country will he in attendance, and it is believed that great good will result to the breeding interests and the exhibi tion of live stock. There have been three bands engaged by the association and daily concerts will be given in the new band stand that is now being erected. The fa mous light opera company will give evening performances. Work on the now exhibition building lias commenced and Presi dent Wall of tho association stales that tho work will lie rushed to completion. 'flic various railroad lines have announced reduced rates, and the hotel facilities are ample. Pain from a Burn Promptly Re lieved by Chamberlain's Pain Balm. A little child of Michael Strauss, of Vernon, Conn., was recently in great pain from a burn on the hand, and as cold applications only increased the inliammation, Mr. Strauss came to Mr. James N. Nichols, a local mer chant. for something to stop t he pain. Mr. Nichols says: ”1 advised him to use Chamberlain's Pain Halm, and the first application drew out the inflam mation and gave immediate relief. 1 have used this liniment myself and recommend it very often for cuts, burns, strains and lame back, and have never known it to disappoint.” For sale bv J. T. Sanders. INSURANCE IN ARKANSAS. The Arkansas Methodist is pub lishing a series of editorials on the insurance situation. it is unusual for a roligious publication to han dle those questions. However, there is no reason why such a jour nal should not discuss matters that arc of such groat interest to the public, even though they are en tirely worldly, and it will be ad mitted that the Arkansas Metho dist has handled the insurance sit uation in Arkansas in a compre hensive manner. That journal says: “The rate of insurance may bo scientifically and accurately de termined. Competition involving rate cutting below this scientific rate, may easily imperil tho sta bility of the whole system nnd the interest of each )>olicy holder. Fire insurance companies are sub ject to many natural risks, and in addition are the victims of greedy and conscienceless incendiarism. Honest business men realize all those difficulties, and prefer to pay fair premiums with certainty of indemnity, rather than low pre miums with poor prospect of re ceiving aid when loss occurs. In our complex civilization tho risk of fire is so great that tho most honorable man can secure little credit without insurance to protect his creditors. It the country mer chant cannot buy goods without insurance he cannot supply the farmer and laborer who depend on him for those things which have become necessities of life. The farmer whose principal wealth is his land, can afford to take the chance of losing bis liouso, which is so isolated that there is little danger from other houses. But the merchant or the man whose all is in his house, dare not take tho risk. A fire without insurance would ruin him. Yet in tho pres ent situation he may not ho able to pirocuro safe insurance. “During tho recent agitation culminating in ttie enactment of the anti trust law, the men who needed fire insurance, merchants and houseowners realizing the ter rible danger, urgently insisted that fire insurance be exempt from the operations of tho law. Was it fuir, was it just for tho farmers, who eared but little about fire in surance to force the burden upon their innocent fellow citizens? Is that fulfilling the law of love? Is it not possible thut, because ‘no man livcth by himself,' that those who have unnecessarily compelled their neighbors to endure hard ships, may themselves be involved and suffer? “If merchants cannot get credit, they cannot grant it to others. The poor man and the farmer, who makes his crop on supplies furnish ed by the country merchant,may not be able to secure what they need. The rich man, having money to buy when and where he pleases, may not suffer. Tho agitator who could foresee this result deserves no sympathy, but the innocent, de ceived voter who honestly thought ho was working for a great reform is entitled to our commisseration. Next time lie is asked to cry out for drastic, untried legislation will lie remember that tboso who are stirring him up may he merely seeking bis vole so that they may enjoy tho honors and emoluments of public office? Somo lessons are learned only through sad expe rience. Must tho experience ho re peated? “Hut if fire insurance is really a necessity, it may bo argued that homo companies will be organized to meet the demand. Let us keep our money at homo by patronizing these companies. Very good. Scoros of companies will bo re quired. As there is little rural in surance, and our cities and towns have usually inadequate fire pro tection, these companies, if they do business on a safo basis, must charge higher rates than compa nies with widely distributed risks. If tho homo companies compete and reduce rates below the scien tifically established rates they will inevitably fail, and only tho few policy holders, who burn early, will be properly indemnified. If they charge more than formerly, there is no advantage except that our own people get it. If the same rate as heretofore is charged by tacit agreement, the law will be violated; if without agreement, the trust rate is justified. The other alternative that u lower rate may be safely secured, and that without agreement, is barely possible, but only remotely probable. However, if tho law is heaven-horn we must hope for tho best. “Meanwhile, thoro is another contingency that must bo faced. The next legislature will bo elect ed while tho state is in a fermont over this law, and before tho sit uation has fully cleared. If home I companies are not altogether sat isfactory, corrective legislation may imperil them. Tho very’ men who organize tlieso companies ear nestly begged the last legislature to let fire insurance alone, but were not heeded. What assurance can they havo that the next legisla ture will listen to their prayers or remonstrances? Foreign compa nies, once driven out and troated as robbers will not bo anxious to return.” (Jot Oft Cheap lie may well think, he has got off cheap, who, after having contracted constipation or indigestion, is still able to perfectly restore Ids health. Nothing will do this hut I»r. King's New Life Pills. A quick, pleasant, and certain cure for headache, con stipation. etc. 25c at all druggists; guaranteed. A DANGEROUS POSITION. ll was learned from reliable sources to-night that Gov. Davis has concluded to cease attacking tho gubernatorial candidacy of At torney General ILL. Rogers on the stump. He has given out tho state ment that he will dwell further upon Mr. .Rogers’ official record at the Ozark appointment next Tues day, but this attack will be the last. Gov. Davis was advised by bis friends that bis attucks upon the Attorney General was strength ening Rogers’ gubernatorial can didacy and weakening the Govern or’s senatorial prospects, and un less ho ceased “butting in” he could expect a repetition of the Forrest City demonstration last Thursday from almost every stump Constant Thirst and Headache L Creeping sensation, hone-racking pains, r a feeling of weight alxmt the short ribs, \ depression, with creeping pains in the Vstomach, indicate that malaria has got ^you again. Then you should remember l)r. Armistead's Improved Ague Tonic the old reliable cure for chills and fever. DR. R. A. ARMISTEAD’S (Improved) AGUETONIC if taken as directed will positively cure any case of ague or chills. While destroying^ the malarial poison it fortifies and strengthens the entire system, tones up the nerves, enriches the blood, stimulates the circulation. There is positively no substitute for I)r. Anuistead's Improved Ague Tonic. A sure preventative if taken in time. This old favorite prescription contains no poisonous drugs, and may be given freely and in large doses if required. Sold by all leading druggists. W. M. AKIN & SON., Props., Evansvillo, Indiana. lht* (*utf< represent tin* Iiitt*niati<mal Harvester CompanyV CELEBRATED HAY PRESSES One of which is set up and on exhibition at the business place of PASL-AY & JOHNSON, Forrest City, Arkansas, \\ ho have the exclusive sah* of these splendid Presses in St. Francis County. JFm hn a i Iona I “ should be raised in St. Francis County, and every farmer should have ft Haj I ress, in order to properly saye and market his product. Paslay Johnson, as usual in matters pertaining to the advancement oi the people's interests in this county, have undertaken to introduce this machine, with the hope that those interested will at least call at their place of business and see it in operation. The price is reasonable, and it does not take a fortune to supply yourself, as is sometimes supposed. The cuts show the machine (1) in use, and (2) on the wagon ready to go to the barn or other fields. These presses require but one horse, and run easily. Hay pressing is one of the great needs of the farmers of this county, and here is the opportunity to supply this need at small cost Let Paslay & Johnson show you the Machine Forrest City Lumber Company —Carries a full line of— Lumber, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings, Etc., Etc. Special attention given to contractor’s bills. We can fill any kind of a bill that calls for building material. All orders, large or small filled promptly and on short notice. H. M. EUART, MANACER. Office and Yard Near Iron Mountain Depot. Phone 75. Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic has stood the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales over One and a Half bottles. Does this record of merit appeal to you ? No Cure, No Pay. _ Enclosed with every bottle is a Ten Cent, package of Grove’s Black Hoot. Liver Hfc. . —.— '■ ———— in tho Slate. Many ofOiov. Davis’ most ardent supporttrs all over the State advised him of tho dan gerous position he was assuming, und it is said he finally yielded to their advice and agreed to confine himself to the senatorial campaign. —Iattle Rock Correspondence in Commercial Appeal. A Guaranteed Cure for Files. Itching, Dlind, Diet-ding or protru-1 ding Files. Druggists refund money if Fazo Ointment fails to cure any case, j no matter of how long standing, in fi to 14 days. First application gives ease and rest. otic. If vmir druggist hasn’t it send 50e hi stamps and ii will la* for warded post-paid by 1‘aris Medicine C’o , SI. Louis, Mo. WE HRE Closing Out our Ladies’ Shirt Waist Suits in Linen, Duck, Gingham and Silk. Also all of our shiet waists at Extraordinary Low Prices. Becker & Lewis