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The Log Cabin Democrat.
THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN FAULKNER COUNTY lSISSl2SSS,.52?SISSl0SSr^S, conway, Arkansas, Thursday, august 2,1906 vol. xxvii. no. 49 OUR ELECTION COMMISSIONERS Named by State Board Yester day Morning. W\ H. Duncan and J. B. Higgins, Demo crats, and J. C. Peters, Republican, Chosen for This County. Little Rock, August i. —(Spec ial by telephone to the Log Cabin Democrat).—The state board of election commissioners, composed of Gov. Jeff Davis, Secretary of State O. C. Ludwig and Attorney General Robt. L. Rogers, met this niorning and named the county election commissioners for the va rious counties of the state. The following were named for Faulk ner county: W. H. Duncan, Democrat. J. B. Higgins, Democrat. J. C. Peters, Republican. Petitions had been filed with tne state board, signed by all the coun ty Democratic nominees except two, asking for the appointment of the two Democrats named above as election commissioners. The petition filed also included the name of W. M. Lyon of Green brier as the Republican member, j but some opposition to the slate developed and, as a compromise, the name of Mr. Peters was substi tuted. The commissioners named were also endorsed by the chair man and secretary of the county Democratic central committee. DEMPSEY BOYS OUT ON BOND Released From Jail Monday—Their Father Under Arrest for Assault. John and Tillman Dempsey of Greenbrier, who were indicted for murder in the second degree by the grand jury, for the killing of John Earn heart at Greenbrier several months ago, have filed ac cpetable bonds with .Sheriff J. II. Harrell and were released from jail Monday. Their trial will come up at the January term of court. The bonds are for $2000 each and are signed by the following: J. T. Dempsey, Pope county, qualifying for $2000; L. E. Mili-1 gan, $500: H. B. Smith, $500, R. W. Shaw, $750; J. S. Wofford, ! $3000; W. H. Wilson, Pope coun ty, $2000. Elder Dempsey Indicted. Smith Dempsey, father of John and Tillman Dempsey, who are charged with the killing of John Earnhart, was indicted by the grand jury on a charge of assault and battery. The alleged assault occurred in the ^difficulty between Dempsey and John Earnhart, which was followed by Dempsey s sons killing Earnhart. Dempsey has been arrested and has made bond for his appearance at the next term of court. NAYLOR FRATERNAL PICNIC — Extensive Preparation Being Made for Entertainment on August 15. Kditot Log Cabin Democrat: Please do us the favor to publish the following: All fraternal lodges will take no tice that extensive arrangements are being made for their entertain ment on August 15 at Naylor. We have engaged the Martin band of Quitman and the following are some of the speakers expected to be with us: J. vS. Utley, Ben L. Griffin, S. C. Reynolds, J. R. Donnell, R. W. Holland, Hon. Chas. C. Reed and Prof. Waters of Hendrix. We hope all will come prepared to enjoy the day and a sjiecial in vitation is given to all fraternal lodges. J. M. Brady, W. A. Graham, M. K. Connell, Committee. Applicant for Stenographer. William Prince, son of Judge and Mrs. P. H. Prince of this city, is an applicant for the position of court stenographer of the 17th ju dicial circuit. Hon. Kugene Lank ford of De Vail's Bluff, the Demo cratic nominee for circuit judge, will make the appointment to fill this position. Bid on Reform School. S. M. Apple, a leading coutrac , tor of this city, was one of the bid ders on the new state reform school, the contract for which was let Monday. Stanton & Colla niore, whose bid was $22,000, were awarded the contract. Mr. Apple's bid was $23,278. COUNTY S. S. CONVENTION. i Secretary’s Report of the Meeting Recent ly Held at Enola. The Faulkner county Sunday school convention which recently convened at Enola, was a wonder ful success. Greater attendance and interest was manifested, which we believe to be due to the fact that more earnest efforts w’ere put forth last year for its success. On account of the rain no service was had until Friday night. The services Saturday were largely at tended. Among the various sub jects for discussion Saturday, was that of temperance, which we w'ould deem the most important. Many encouraging talks were given by Profs. Vaughter, Hinkle and others. We believe that all greatly appreciate what Senator Vaughter has done and is doing for our county in the way of tern peranee. Quite a number of superintend ents and teachers were present, each giving the plan on which he succeeded in his Sunday school, and by learning each other’s plans, information was gained and also given. Quite a number of schools were enrolled in the afternoon, each sending two or four delegates, and from several of the schools the sup erintendents came. At the close of the service Sat urday night, an earnest appeal to the young people was made by Senator Vaughter. Quite a num ber of shouts were heard from some of the old veterans of the Cross, and many came and gave Mr. Vaughter their hand in token of their not being saved and desiring the prayers of the Christians for their salvation. We would not forget to speak of the recital given on Saturday night by the young ladies from the various Sunday schools. The in terest is increasing on this line. The same officers- as last year were elected as follows: J. A. Reynolds, president; J. M. C. Vaughter, vice-president; Annie E. Montgomery, secretary. The next meeting will be held at Shady Grove near Greenbrier. We anticipate having a good meet ing. Come, Sunday school work ers, and lend your assistance, we need you. Sunday morning the devotion al service was conducted by C. C. Jones. We are always glad to have him with us in these services. There was also an address by Prof. S. C. Reynolds, which we believe to have been enjoyed by all. The next and last feature was a Sunday school rally, conducted by Prof. ; Vaughter. A very interesting ser vice in which many resolved to make their lives better and more ' useful than they had in the past. We are requested by the conven tion to prepare resolutions extend ing thanks to fhe people of Phiola for their hospitality to the conven tion while at that place. May the Lord continue to prosper us in this grand and noble work which has resulted in many blessings to the county, not only in the way of temperance but on other lines as well. On account ot the latal illness 01 a loving friend this report was ne glected last week: we trust it will not be too late. Annie E. Montgomery, Vilouia, July 31. Secretary. Central Section Contest. All teachers of the central sec tion are requested to send the names of their representatives and the subjects of recitations and dec lamations to me at your earliest convenience. This is done that the program may be made out be fore the day of the contest. The representatives will speak in al ! phabetical order. The program committee has se cured the services of distinguished speakers. Don’t fail to hear these educational addresses. The speakers are President S. Anderson of Hendrix College; C. L. O’Daniel pf Morrilton, and S. C. Reynolds of Naylor. The exercises will begin at 10 o’clock. The teachers should try to be present by 9:30. A. E. Forrest. Vilonia, July 31. Chairman. To Build New Residence. w. W. Bishop of Wooster, i Democratic nominee for tax assess 1 or, has bought the residence lots 1 of W. H. Gibbs on Clifton street and will erect a residence thereon ' in the near future. THE PAST WEEK IN COTTON. — Commercial Appeal’s Weekly Review of Conditions. _ Excellence of Outlook Causes Some Planters to Fear Low Prices at Harvesting Time. Memphis, July 31.—The Com mercial Appeal’s week'y review of cotton crop conditions says that showers have fallen over a wide area during the week, but in the interim the sun has shone out 1 bright and clear, and except in a few bottom sections cultivation has been pursued and is now al most completed. Some districts where the rain has been abnormal ly heavy have abandoned any fur ther effort at cultivation and here the condition of the crop is not so good. Elsewhere the reports are indeed flattering, and the memory of the “oldest inhabitant” in many places has failed to recall a time when the prospects were bet ter. Plenty of rain with favorable temperatures, antedated by excel lent cultivation, has, needless to say, induced a very rapid growth, and for this reason some correspon dents have been led to fear that an excessive growth at the expense of fruit was being made, but by far the majority, while noting the growth, state also that the plant is fruiting in a most satisfactory manner. Reports from the northern half of Alabama have improved wonder fully. The week’s weather there was mostly bright and warm, and the plant has made wonderful progress. Reports from Arkansas are most excellent, and Mississippi news is only spotted here and there by unfavorable reports from the lowlands affected by excess of moisture. West Tennessee crops are excellent. Reports of blight or insect dam age are very rare, and ,the general excellence of the outlook has in duced many planters to fear lower prices at harvesting time. DR. J. H. WESTERFIELD DEAD Was Prominent Physician of Atkins and Well Known Mason. 1 Atkins, July 31.—Dr. J. H. Westerfield, one of Atkins’ most prominent physicians and surgeons died at his . residence after a month’s illness, aged 62 years. He was born in Kentucky, and graduated from the Louisville Uni versity of Medicine. He came to Arkansas 35 years ago and settled at Springfield, where he practised his profession until ten years ago, at which time he moved to Atkins. Dr. Westerfield was a prominent Mason, ; .id had perhaps instructed more Masons than any other mem ber of the order in the state. The funeral sevices will be held at the family residence at 2 p. m. tomorrow' by Rev. J. M. Cantrell of Dardanelle. The body will be I interred with Masonic honors. The i local lodge of F. and A. M. will j be assisted by Morrillon and Plutu i merville lodges. The interment will be in the family lot in the At kins cemetery. Dr. Westerfield was a brother of Dr. J. S. Westerfield of Conway. Thelatter and his familywere pres ent during the last illness of the deceased. NEW PARK AT MORRILTON | Amusement Company Organized and Buys Land for Recreation Grounds. Morrilton, July 30.—The Mor rilton Park and Amusement Com pany was incorporated here today with a capital stock of $5000, all subscribed. The directors elected by the stockholders are: W. K. DeLong, A. J. Stephens, H. M. Brannan, Jr., H. S. McClung, Rev. F. M. Wylie, S. J. Drilling and N. T. Hawkins. The directors elected the follow ing officers: A. J. Stephens, president; F. M. Wylie, secretary, and H. S. McClung, treasurer. The company has bought a beau tiful tract of land in the eastern suburbs of the city, and will lay out and improve an up-to-date park, baseball grounds and audito rium, and other necessary im provements demanded by. our rap idly growing city. Marble Works Removed. II. E. Roberts has moved his marble works to o lot north of Can ada’s wagon yard. CALVES DESTROY ABOUT $2000 I R. F. Young Loses Big Sura in Currency. Three Years Savings,Wrapped in Handker chief, Dropped in His Pasture and Chewed by Calves. R. F. Young of near Greenbrier suffered a severe loss several days ago whena,handkerchief containing i over $2000 in currency was lost in his pasture and all but $375 was j devoured by calves before the loss was discovered. The loss occured two weeks ago today, but the report of it was not confirmed until yesterday when ( Mr. Young was in the city. He I stated that the money represented , his cotton crop for the past three : years and was wrapped in a large j hankercheif. It was in charge of, his wife, who kept it locked in a trunk when she was at home and concealed it on her person when ever she left. On Thursday, July 19, she went to their pasture to pick some blackberries, and as us ual took ..he money with her. During her absence she dropped the wallet, but did not notice the loss on her return, and the money was not missed until the Sunday following. Mrs. Young then re membered taking it to the pasture and a search was begun there. Mr. Young found the handkerchief in which it was wrapped and near by two $20 bills. The family made a close scrutiny of the whole pasture, and found bits of the money scattered promiscuously, showing that some calves in the pasture had been chewing it, but only $375 was recovered. The balance of the money was irretriev ably lost. Mr. Young does not know exact ly how much money was in the handkerchief. Each year for the past three years, when he sold his cotton crop and paid his accounts, he put the entire savings in the handkerchief. He is sure, how ever, that more than $2000 in cur rency was in the package. CHAUDOIN TO REMAIN HERE Judge Chapliue Refuses to Order His Trans fer to Logan County. A motion was filed by the prose cution before Judge George M. Chapline at Lonoke Monday to or der Singleton Chaudoin, held here on a charge ut embezzlement, transferred to the Logan county circuit, where it is alleged he is wanted on a similar charge. Judge Chapline set Tuesday morning for a hearing of argument on the mo tion, and the defendant’s attorneys in this city, Bruce T. Bullion and R. G. Bruce, were notified to at tend. After hearing the arguments, the court decided not to grant the motion, and Chaudoin will have to remain here in jail until the next January term of the Faulkner cir-1 cuit court, unless he succeeds in making the $2000 bond fixed at his examining trial. The hearing at Lonoke was at tended by Messrs. Bullion and Bruce, Sheriff J. H. Harrell and Constable W. K. Clibourn of this city. R. F. D. INSPECTOR HERE. Some Routes Liable to Be Discontinued Unless Better Patronized. A rural free delivery inspector was in this county last week, and, in company with Postmastei O. J. Owen of this city, made several trips over the routes now in opera tion in the county. While most of the routes are highly appreciated and well patronized, the inspector found that on some of them the residents do not take advantage of the service and he stated that these are likely to be discontinued by the department unless they receive better patronage. There are now twelve routes in operation in the county, as follows: Mayflower, Damascus, Saltillo, Holland and Greenbrier, one each; Vilonia, three; Conway, four. Next Sheriff to Move Here Will Brady of Naylor, Demo cratic nominee for sheriff of this county, has rented the residence of A. W. Harrod on North Front street and will move to this city in the fall. Mr*Harrod, who is now living in the country, expects to build a new residence on the lots across the street from the property mentioned above and return to Conway in the near future. NOTES OF CENTRAL COLLEGE I - Some of This Institution’s Advantages, as Set Forth by the President. Pres. W W. Rivers, in Baptist Advance. Our catalogue and advertising matter have been unavoidably de layed, but are coming from the press now. If those who have asked for them do not receive them, report to us. Miss Altana II. Webb, Carroll, Tenn,, will fill the chair of Mathe matics in Central the coming ses sion. She took her bachelors de gree from the Southwestern Baptist University and then attended Chi cago University for training in her special line of work. She has had several years experience as profess or of Mathematics and comes high ly recommended, not only as to her class work, but as to her Christian womanhood. We feel that the friends of the college will be de lighted with her. Mrs. Lyda T. Walling, our di rector of music, is spending her summer in Baltimore. She has been fortunate in the past as to her music department, but if we are to believe those who know the de partment is stronger today than ever before in its history. Besides having had the finest preparation in New England Conservatory at Boston, and under specialists else where, she is pre-eminently a teach er. We have yet to hear a word of complaint from a pupil of hers who loves music. Mrs. Alida S. Harnwell, who has given universal satisfaction in the department of voice, is spend ing part of her summer in Penn sylvania, the guest of Miss How land, our Modern Language teach er. She has students who come sixty miles for their lessons. Small Increase Explained. In the statistics of the special school district of Conway priuted in The Log Cabin Democrat last week, the population of the dis trict was given as 996, a gain of only 2 over the preceding year. While this is correct, it should have been explained that a part of this district, with a population of 25 or 30 families, was taken from Conway and added to No. 103 dur ing the year, and the territory em braced in the district in 1905 really showed a considerable increase in population. Dr. Brown Buys Business Lot. Dr. G. S. Brown has bought the vacant business lot of K. Erbacher on North Front street, the consid eration being $1500. Dr. Brown owns the adjoining building on the north and will probably build a new house on the lot just pur chased. Fifth Sunday Meeting. The Baptists of the Greenbrier Association held their regular fifth Sunday meeting at the church in this city from last Friday until Sunday. The program as printed in last week’s paper was carried out, with a few exceptions. INVENTS A COTTON CHOPPER Conway Man Gets Patent on New Device. W R. Sturgiss Has Constructed a Machine which He Claims will do the Work of Five Laborers. W. R. Sturgiss, who lives four miles south of Conway, was grant ed a patent last week on a cotton chopping machine, which he claims will do the work of four or five men. He gave a practical demonstration of the machine’s work at his home one day last week, which was witnessed by a number of Conway merchants and planters, and most of them are en thusiastic about its merits and none seem to doubt that it will be a success. The machine used in this demonstration was rudely con structed and Mr. Sturgiss expects considerably more favorable results when he has a better model built. The invention is drawn by two horses and is guided by handles similar to those on an ordinary plow. A set of three revolving hoes is operated by ground-wheels operated through suitable gearing. The hoes scrape continuously in a circle.across the row, but are so arranged that they skip at regular intervals and leave a stand of the plant, which may be adjusted to to various lengths at the will of the operator. A pair of shovels follow after the hoes and push up the earth around the growing plants to turnisn tne usual nins. Mr. Sturgiss left Monday for Quincy, Illinois, where he will superintend the construction of a more perfect machine in accord ance with the specihcations of his invention. He will also probably arrange for the regular manufact ure of the machine. D. D. Long Gets a Patent. Another Conway man was grant ed a patent last*week, D. D. Long, who has invented a postless fence. Mr. Long’s fence is so constructed that it holds itself firmly in posi tion by means of pegs driven in the ground and small strips as sup ports. Pie has interested a num ber of people in his invention and has already had several offers for states rights on the patent. Night Operator for Conway Beginning last night the night operator at the depot in this city, who was taken off several months ago, will again go on duty. R. S. Owen will hold the day job and Bruce Benedict will work nights. To Speak Here August io. Judge John I. Worthington of Harrison, the Republican nominee for governor of Arkansas, will speak at the court house in this city Friday, August io, at 8 p. m. Will Add To Business House. S. G. Smith is making prepara tions to add 20 feet to rear of his two brick business houses in the near future. A Statement! Our last car of “White Crest” Flour had a few bad sacks in it—not exactly “bad”, but they did not come up to the standard of perfect flour. This flour is guaranteed perfect and we will consider it a favor if all who received one of these “off” sacks will report to us. We have to*day received a new car of ••WHITE eREST” which we guarantee perfect and the price is lower— $4.75 per bbl. $1.20 per sack GOLE & GO. PHOXES 9 and IV4