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The L< Cabin Democrat.
^ ^ NEW SPAPER PUBLISHED in FAULKNER COl M Y THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC N VOL. XXVII. NO-47 f CONWAY, ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, JULY .,,006 _ COURT ADJOURNED YESTERDAY Adjournment Delayed By Grand 1 Jury. I ‘ — Docket Completed and Petit Jury Excused Saturday— Proceedings of the Court. * The July term of the Faulkner circuit court adjourned yesterday | morning. All cases on the docket were disposed of and the petit jury excused Saturday, but the grand jury did not file its final report un til yesterday. The cases disposed of since our last issue are as follows; Criminal Docket. State vs. Nancy Burgess, selling liuqor. Mistrial; continued. State vs. Sid May, selling li quor. Jury trial; fined $50. State vs. John Thorington and Ed May. Jury trial; fined $10. State vs. Ed May, motion for new trial; overruled. State vs. Albert Moore, gaming. Plea of guilty; fined $10. State vs. E. S. Carnahan, man slaughter. Jury trial; verdict not guilty. State vs. John Norfleet, robbery. Plea of guilty; sentence to five years in penitentiary. State vs. Henry Lovett, horse racing. Jury trial; verdict not guilty. State vs. Steve Lovett. Nolle pros. State vs. Man Wright. State vs. D. Briley, petit larce ny. Plea of guilty and fined £10. State vs. John Kirspel, solicit ing orders for whiskey. Agreed statement of facts submitted. De fendant adjudged not guilty by the court. Civil Docket. On receipt of a telegram stating that Oscar L. Miles was recently injured in a runaway and would be unable to attend court, all cases in which the St. L. I. M. S. railway company is involved were contin ued until the next term of court. Mike Chicoski vs. S. G. Smith. Transferred to chancery court. J. W. Adams vs. H. Grummer. Continued. Emmett Vaughan vs. W. R. Banks. Continued. C. N. Menty vs. J. H. Harrell. Continued. Lula Brooks vs. Thos. Daniels. Dismissed at cost of plaintiff. M. Strickland vs. Henry San ders. Demurrer sustained. Mary E. Casey vs. W. A. Camp and Alex ^Watkins. Exhibit to complaint filed and case continued. American National Bank vs. G. W. Bruce. Judgment by default for $886.96. School District No. 74 vs. Home Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Dis missed at plaintiff’s cost. State vs. Will Starrett, attach ment for contempt of court. Dis missed at defendant’s cost. State for use and benefit of the Chicago Title & Trust Co., guar dians of Biggers heirs, vs. J. P. Thines, H. Grummer and Sam Saiason. Jury trial; verdict for plaintiffs, judgment for $1101.63, with six per cent interest since Ju ly 19, 1005. W. M. Roberts vs. J. M. Me Pherson. Continued. C. G. Price v.s. Robert Kirspel. Jury trial; verdict for defendant. R. Nunn vs. I. K. Thorn. Con tinued. Joseph L. Greenbaum, et al vs. Frauenthal & Schwarz. Jury trial; verdict for defendants. J. F. Gibbs vs. W. B. Stark, damages. Jury trial; verdict for plaintiff, judgment for $10. Chas. F. Penzel Gro. Co. vs. E. W. Moore. Dismissed at plain tiff’s cost. C. G. Price vs. Robert Kirspel. Plaintiff’s motion for new trial ov erruled and appeal granted. State for Chicago Title & Trust Co. vs. J. P. Thines, et al. De fendant’s motion for new trial ov erruled and appeal granted. State vs. A. K. Pearson. De murrer to answer filed. Petition dismissed. Jury Commissioners. The court appointed S. S. W il son, John Ingram and Frank E. Robins to act as jury commission ers. Their report was filed F'ridav. Marriage Licenses. Chas. Hegi, Conway, to Miss Nellie Allen, Vilonia. Lindsay Washington to Emma Cranford, Redemption. C. %0. F. Archer to Mrs. Hattie C. Day, Mt. Vernon. CASPAR DUM NATURALIZED Made a Citizen of the United States in Circuit Court Yesterday. In circuit court yesterday morn ing Caspar Dum renounced re nounced allegiance to Kmperor William II. of Germany and was duly declared a citizen of the Unit ed States of America. The case of Mr. Dum is a peculiar one. He came with his father from Germany j when a boy and up to a short time ago had always supposed that his ) father had been naturalized before Caspar became of age. He has been voting the Democratic ticket and has served on several juries without knowing that he was not entitled to these great blessings, | until he made the discovery that his father did not become a citizen until after the son had reached his majority. H. A. Patchell filed in the court declaration of his intentions to become a naturalized citizen. H. L, TRUNDLE AGED 89, DEAD Passed Away at Little Rock Sunday Night. Was Formerly a Citizen oi this County and Had Been a Resident of State for Many Years. / r At the ripe of old age of 89 j years, H. L. Trundle, after a lin- i gering illness, died at the home of 1 his daughter in Little Rock Sun- 1 day night. The funeral occurred ! Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence of his daughter, j Mrs. T. C. Kirkwood, H2oLouisi-j ana street, Little Rock. The pall ; bearers were Dr. C. C. Stephenson j J. A. Ginnochio, D. J. Mytinger, j J. Gilbert, George J. Lescher ami Charles H. Dawson. Mr. Trundle was born October 30, 1817, in Montgomery county Maryland. In 1847 he moved to "Lafayette county,in the same state, where he remained until the out break of the civil war. He en listed with Gen. Joe Shelby and served with conspicuous valor. Being a man of considerable wealth, he contributed all to the cause of the south and the war left him impoverished. He was, however, a successful farmer and a good provider for his family. Shortly after the dose of the war he moved to Arkansas, where he has lived in Perry and Faulkner counties, and for several years has made his home with his daughter in Little Rock. He was three times married and was the father of 16 children of whom only three, one from each marriage, survive him. To his his first union there were born sev en children, of whom Mrs. Kirk wood is still living. Five children were born to the second marriage, of whom Mrs. George C. Naylor of Little Rock survives; and to his last marriage four children were born, of whom Mrs. W. R. Shel ton, wife ot the sheriff of Perry county, is the only one living. His last wife died 13 years ago. Mr. Trundle was confirmed in the Episcopal church in 1885, this being the only organization to which he belonged. WIN HARD FOUGHT GAME. Conway Takes Eleven-Inning Contest from Malvern Ball Team. In a hard-fought eleven-inning game here Tuesday Conway took the second of a series of three games with Malvern, by a score of 5 to 4. The first game was a draw, being called on account of rain in the fifth inning with the score a tie—5 to 5. Tuesday’s game was full of ex citement throughout. Conway out-played the visitors and would have won without extra innings but for poor judgment in running bases. Malvern tied the score in the sixth and neither side was able to get across the plate until Con-; way’s half of the eleventh when Dickerson was hit, stole second and scored on Erwin’s single to left. Took Prisoners to Pen. Sheriff J. H. Harrell and Depu ty J. T. Markham took two prison ers"7o the penitentiary Sunday— John Norfleet, convicted of robbery and sentenced for five years and Mint Henderson,convicted of grand larceny and sentenced for one year. These were the only felony con victions at the recent term of cir- j cuit court. GRAND JURY'S FINAL REPORT - Management of Poor Farm Se verely Criticised. Session Was Continued After Completion of Court’s Docket and Large Num ber of Indictments Returned. ■ The grand jury’s final report was submitted to the circuit court yesterday and the jury was dis-; missed. The jury has been hard ; at work since empanelled and : transacted an unusually large amount of business. Among oth er statements in the report is a se vere condemnation of the county poor house. The report in full is j given below: To the Honorable George M. Chapline, Judge of the Seven teenth Judicial Circuit: We, the Grand Jury, empanelled to serve at the July term of the Faulkner county circuit court, 1906, beg to submit the following report: 1. We nave examined 134 duly | subpoenaed witnesses and have listened to 13 voluntary statements, j We have returned 36 true bills. 2. Our committee appointed to investigate the books and records; of our county were R. K. Wilker son, W. C. Graham and Wiley! Moseley. Their report is as fol- ] lows: “We your committee find ! by examination of the reports of commissioners of accounts that said books and records are correct ly kept and according to law as shown by said reports.” 3. Our committee appointed to examine the justice and constable reports were J. W. Whitely, H. G. Perry and 'J. G. Harrison. Their report is as follows: “We your committee appointed to ex amine the J. P. and constable re ports submit that we find them correct as far as we are able to de termine. ” 4. We have visited and exam ined our county jail and find con ditions there reasonably good with the possible exception of the water works. We recommend that the breaks, etc., in said waterworks be looked after immediately and that all the necessary repairs be put in. 5. After visiting the county poor farm in a body we have unan imously decided that Faulkner county needs and is amply able to build and equip better buildings there, to the end that our unfortu nate poor may be better cared for both in winter and summer. We believe the good jieople of our county will stand by the county judge who will make this humane appropriation. We submit that the sanitary conditions existing there are very unsatisfactory as to beds and bedding, not in keeping with the dignity of our county. We urgently recommend that all necessary beds and bedding for the sleeping departments be furnished, also that chairs and the necessary tableware for the dining depart ment, so badly needed, to be fur nished immediately. We urge upon the county judge the duty of visiting this farm and ascertaining if contracts with the county is be ing carried out as to*the proper care of the unfortunate poor. 6. We urge upon the justices of the peace in our county the im portance of a more rigid enforce ment of the law in their respective jurisdictions, more especially vio lations of the law against the sale of intoxicats. Also minor viola tions should receive more careful attention. 7. we teei to can special at tention to and seriously urge upon future grand juries who may be empanelled in this county the im portance of ferreting out all cases of perjury and returning indict ments in same, as in our humble judgment this is a great and grow ing-evil, having reached an alarm ing stage in our county. We sub mit this alarming evil as our ex cuse for returning so few true bills after having consumed so much time and having examined so many witnesses. 8. We want to extend to our retiring judge an affectionate fare well, assuring him of our appreci ation of his faitnful and efficient service as our circuit judge for so long a term We also extend our thonks to the various county offi cials for their help and various courtesies during our present term. All of which is respectfully sub mitted. Gus Bush, Foreman. W. C. Newell, Clerk. MURDER IN SECOND DEGREE Grand Jury Returns Indectment Against Two Dempseys for This Crime. The grand jury on Saturday re turned an indictment against John and Tillman Dempsey, charging them with murder in the second degree, ior the killing of John j Earnhart several months ago. j The court fixed the bonds at $2000 eBch, and set the cases for Thurs day after the second Monday in January, 1907. The prosecuting attorney F. E. Brown will be as sisted by Col. G. W. Bruce and J Deputy Prosecuting Attorney R. j W. Robins. The defendants are | represented by Sam P'rauenthal | and G. W. Clark. Wedding Here Monday. Prof. C. V. F. Archer of Stock- j holm, Sweden, was married in the, parlors of the Layman hotel Mon- j day to Mrs. Hattie C. Day of Mt. Vernon, Ark., Judge \V. B. Wil son officiating. FATAL FIGHT AT DAMASCUS Walter Hall Stabbed by Mal comb Brown. Difficulty Occurred Saturday Night and Resulted in Hall’s Death Monday Evening. Damascus, Ark., July is.— (Special correspondence)—As a re suit of a knife wound inflicted by Malcomb Brown Saturday night at' this place, Walter Hall died Mon day evening. Both parties are boys, about 17 years of age. They became involved in a difficulty while at church and Brown stabbed Hall in the breast' with his knife. The latter was [ taken to the office of Dr. Hutto, ; where his wound was dressed and was afterward taken to Mrs. Jones’ , residence, where he died ^Monday. | Both boys belong to good fami lies and the people of this town very much regret the tragedy. It is the first killing that ever oc curred in Damascus. Damascus is a little village in the extreme northern part of Faulkner county, on the line be tween Faulkner and Van Buren counties. Our correspondent does not state in which county the tragedy occurred, but °s none of the county officials here have been notified, it is supposed that the difficulty happened in Van Buren county. An unverified rumor reached Conway that the trouble arose over a rivalry between the boys for the ections of a young lady. NEW MAIL SERVICE BEGINS. Conway-Bee Branch Star Route Went Into Operation Monday. / £ Another star route mail service went into operation out of Conway Monday, when the Conway-Bee Branch service was begun. This route leaves both places daily, oc cupying about io hours for the trip. On the present schedule the carrier leavesConway upon receipt of the mail from the train arriving here at 9:43 a. m., but not later than 11 a. m., runs via Wooster, Kendall, Martinville and Damas cus, supplying these postoffices in the order named, and reaches Bee Branch in ten hours. Leaving Bee Branch at 6 a. m. daily, the carrier arrives here at 4 p. in. Besides the postoffices named above, there are supplied from this route the postoffice at Choctaw, Van Buren county, and two rural free delivery routes from Bee Branch, and also one route out of Damascus. The new route puts into opera tion a daily hack service from this city to Van Buren county, and is regarded of considerable impor tance in bringing people to Con way. J. K. Griffin and son secured the contract for the route. Mr. Griffin has moved his family here, while his son will reside at Bee Branch, and each will leave home one day and return the next. Preston Postoffice Discontinued. Effective last Saturday, the postoffice at Preston, five miles south of Conway, has been ordered discontinued by the department. A negro has been acting as post master at this point. All mail ad dressed to Preston w ill be delivered at Conway, but most of the people in that vicinity can be supplied by R. F. D. No. 2 out of the Conway postoffice. BAR CANES JUDGE CHAPLINE — Handsome Cane Presented to Re-! tiring Judge. Faulkner County Attorneys Adopt Resolu tions of Regret on His Retire ment from the Bench. On the adjournment of circuit court yesterday morning a hand some gold headed cane was pre sented by the Faulkner county bar to the retiring judge of this dis trict, Hon. G. M. Chapline, whose term expires October 31. This was the last term of circuit court in this county over which Judge Chapline will preside, as he will be succeeded on the bench by Hon. Eugene Lankford of Prairie county, the Democratic nominee for this position. The speech of presentation was made by Hon. Sam Frauenthal, who also read the following reso lutions adopted by the attorneys of the county: Whereas, Hon. Geo. M. Chap line, who has served the 17th Ju dicial District of Arkansas, as Cir cuit Judge for the past eight years will retire from office on the 31st day of October, 1906; and inas much as this is the last term of Court which Judge Chapline will hold in this county: l nereiore, ce it Kesoivea, i nat the members of the bar take this opportunity to express their regret at the retirement of Judge Chap line from the bench and their ap preciation of his services to our district during his term as Circuit Judge: and feeling that in the re tirement of Judge Chapline the ju diciary of the State has lost one of its best and most learned jurists; and that the people of the 17th Ju dicial District have lost a pure and high-minded judge who al ways placed the welfare of the peo ple of his district above all other considerations, we deem it fitting and proper that we, the attorneys of Faulkner county, should offer to him our sincere thanks for his kind and courteous treatment of the members of the bar and for the prompt, efficient, vigorous and fearless manner in which he has expedited the business of this Court. And as he retires from the bench of our district once more to assume his position as a member of the bar, we bid him God-speed, and trust that his remaining years may be crowned with that pros perity and success that his services to his country and his unselfish devotion to duty as a public officer so richly deserves. He it further Resolved, That these resolutions be presented in open court by Sam Frauenthal, Esq., with the request that the same be spready upon the records of this court. Improving Residence. II. S. Harrell is making some substantial improvements on his residence in this city. DAVIS’ PARDON RECORD One Granted and Three Refused Faulkner Men During Past Six Weeks. During the past six weeks Gov ernor Davis has issued 45 and re fused 47 pardons out of a total of 92 petitions presented to him. In the list of those refused are given the following from Faulkner county: Dan Hogan, petit larceny; R. D. Holder, disturbing the peace; Walker Smith grand larceny. A pardon was granted Tuesday to Will Dallas of this county, who was convicted in the circuit court last week of giving liquor to a min or and fined $25. A Big Radish. J. II. Walls, who lives nine miles east of Conway, brought the I.og Cabin Democrat a very large radish Monda, which was giowu on his place. The radish* is over two feet in length and eight inches in diameter. E. S. CARNAHAN ACQUITTED Jury Frees Him of Manslaughter Charge. Accused of Beating His Invalid Stepson and Causing His Death Last November. IT S. Carnahan, a river farmer about 60 years of age,* indicted for causing the death of his invalid stepson, John 11 ill is, last Novem ber, was acquitted j>y the jury Fri day. The trial was one of the most important o^ this term of circuit court and occupied about a day and a half. The defense was rep resented by Sam Frauenthal, G. W. Bruce and R. G. Bruce, and F. IT Brown represented the state. Carnahan was indicted on a charge of manslaughter. It was alleged that on November 12 last he severely beat his invalid step son, John Hillis, about 24 years of age, who was afflicted with ma larial dropsy, and drove him from the house, with the result that the punishment and exposure caused his death early the following morning. The defense claimed that Carna han struck the boy only four or five times with a light switch, and only did this at the instance of the boy's mother, who was very sick at the time, and whom the boy was alleged to have been cursing I and annoying. The jury was out only a few minutes before returning with a verdict of not guilty. Left Eye Taken Out. F. M. Morgan of this city un derwent an operation at Tittle Rock last week, in which his left eye was removed. The eye has been diseased for several years. The operation was performed by l)r. C. C. Stephenson, and Mr. Morgan has recovered sufficiently to be on the streets again. TURNIP SEED i That we know are fresh—last year’s crop. True to name. Turnip Seed that are bought with reference to qual ity only, price is not considered. It seems to us that it would pay you to buy that kind—and that’s the kind we handle. _ . _ eoLE & eo. PHOXES 9 and IUU