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I The Log Cabin Democrat.
I THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN FAULKNER COUNTY Itmeloocab.n, E8T oi879,coN,oLo.Ttt, CONWAY, ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1906 VOL. XXVIII. NO. 4 THE DEMOCRAT, EST’D 1888 SlPT 3,1901 TWO NEW ROUTES IN SERVICE Rural Free Delivery from Enola and Quitman Put in Operation Monday—Total ol Thir- , teen Routes are Now in Service in the County. Rural free delivery service was put in operation Monday from two ; more postoffices, making a total of i thirteen routes fn operation in Faulkner county. Enola and Quitman are the two post offices j from which rural service is given. While the latter postoffice is in j Cleburne county, almost the entire route is confined to Faulkner county. The Fhiola route runs north from that postoffice to Cross Roads schoolhouse, east of Shock s cor ner, northwest to Turkey creek, thence to Barney, thence to White Oak ford of the Cadron creek, thence through the Matthews set tlement back to Enola. It length is 23 miles, and over 100 families will be served. Marvin M. Mat thews is the carrier. Barney postoffice has been ordered discon tinued and the patrons of this of fice will be served by the new route. The Quitman route runs in a southernly direction from that postoffice in and around Knders. It is 27 miles in lengthy and will serve 157 families. J. S. Landers is the carrier. Thirteen of these routes are now in operation in the county, as fol lows: Conway 4, Vilonia 3, Green brier 1, Holland 1, Saltillo 1, Lno la J1. jQuitman 1. Since the in stallation of this service the fol lowing postoffices have been dis continued 111 the county : Hardin ville, Hanna, Bessie, Funston, Ot to, Preston, Hamlet and Barney. STANDING OF CONTESTANTS. Four Young Ladies Have Entered Our Popularity Contest. Up to yesterday only four young ladies had entered The Log Cabin Democrat’s popularity contest, al though many others have indicat ed their intention to enter in the near future. We would advise these to do so at once, as they may lose opportunities of getting votes from the subscriber, who are pay ing up and who have no particu lar choice in the contest. Several of these retained their votes during the past week, and will cast them when others enter the race. The standing of the contestants up to Tuesday n’ght was as follows: Conway Young Ladies. Miss Dorsey Morgan.200 Miss Evie Shaw.Nominated. Out-of-Conway Young Ladies. Miss Clyda Shaw, Hamlet .... 200 Miss Jewel Snow, Vilonia . . . . 150 Marriage Licenses. During the past week County Clerk J. H. Hartje issued marriage to the following: W. A. Bailey to Miss Clarrie Matthews, Enola. O. E. Williams to Miss Ellen Cole, Springfield. Thomas Tew to Miss Alice Mar tin, Ledwidge. Oscar Turner to Miss Maggie Tew, Ledwidge. George Wilson to Miss Bessie r Munn, Dixie. New Furniture Store F. F. Youngblood of Russell ville has arranged to open a furni ture business in this city, and for the present will occupy the Lay man sample room. He expects to deal in new and second-hand fur niture and do repair work. Mr. Youngblood’s family arrived yes terday morning and will occupy the Kincheloe residence. Holiness College Opens. The Arkansas Holiness College began ^its session at Vilonia Tues day with a large enrollment, and prospects of a considerable increase. I Prof. C. L. Hawkins is the presi t dent of the ^college. The college is being conducted in the new building which has just been completed. I Chancery Court. Chancery court will be convened for the fall term at the court house in this city next Monday. Chan cellor J. G. Wallace of Russellville will preside. » Handsome New Bus The Layman hotel has bought handsome new bus, which meets 11 trains. CONWAY COUNTY POLITICS. Morrilton Democrat Administers a Roast to Election Officials. Commenting upon the alleged fraud in Conway county’s recent election, the Morrilton Democrat of last week says: The Democrat is indeed glad that the injuction against the cer tifying up of the recent election has been granted and the matter will thus be brought up in the courts. Since we founded the Democrat over ten years ago we have fought hard and made bitter enemies, to have our elections purged of corruption and frauds. Heretofore the frauds have been in the primaries, and so stroug a sentiment was created that the people demanded a stricter obser vance of the election laws, and the last primary was the cleanest one held in Conway county in several. But alas, the pin headed politician of Howard, the wise acre of Conway county, made his brags that Howard with her few white Democrats would control the next Democratic conventions, and in order to keep and use him those who know better and who should have done better allowed themselves to become tools of this political hot air bag ami turned over the polls to his order, and as a result of this corrupt com bine the regular township nomi nees of the Democratic party were counted out and the ballot box stuffed with nearly 1000 illegal ballots. Of course a self-respect ing Democracy could not and would not stand for such high handed work and the courts will not try to purge the party of its corruption. It is to be hoped that while the matter is in the courts the investigation will take in Washington township, where it is said at least 300 illegal votes were polled and the country pre cinct of this township, where it is claimed 325 votes were dumped in to thwart the expressed will of the people. We trust the court Will make the investigation thorough and convict those guilty of the of fense, and put the burden of par doning up to the governor. LARGE NUMBER BAPTIZED Big Crowd Spent Last Sunday Near Round Mountain. Round Mountain, Sept. 17.— Special correspondence.—The lar gest crowd ever seen at the old “baptizing hole” near this place was present last Sunday. Classes from Providence and Ledrick schoolhouse did some excellent singing. At eleven o'clock a ser mon was preached by Rev. W. F. Harvey, who was followed by ; Rev. C. H. Nelson. Dinner— 1 enough to feed two such crowds— was then spread on the ground, and at 2 o’clock Rev. Harvey, ! went into the water and immersed ! 13—seven men and six women. 1 A large number was also baptized 1 by sprinkling. Everyone present enjoyed the day very much. John T. Barnes Arrested In St. Louis. Deputy Sheriff Chi hester left last night for St. Louis, where he will take charge of John T. Barnes, who has been wanted here since January 20, when he was indicted by the grand jury on three charges. One count of the indictment charges forgery, and another charges false pretenses and anoth er charges selling mortgaged prop erty. Barnes left Little Rock at the time his case was under invest igation by the grand jury and has been a fugitive ever since, lie formerly conducted a photograph gallery on Main street, between Markham and Second.—Little Rock Arkansas. Barnes also formerly conducted the Shinn photo studio in Conway. Farm Property Transferred. Frauenthal & Schwarz have sold to Dr. E. O. Brannon the Townsend farm near the Cadron for a consideration of $2200. \V. H. Hooks has sold to the Hartley-Mills Co. 40 acres of land in section 35, township 9, range 14. consideration $374. Rebekah Lodge Meeting A special meeting of the Rebek | ah lodge was held in this city Tuesday afternoon and evening. Mrs. Effie E. Byington oi Pine Blug and Mrs. Rose Dutlinger of I Little Rock, grand officers of the ■lodge,were here to exemplify some I of the seciet work. WILL MISS FAULKNER COUNTY M. and A. Railway Will Not Come Here. Contract Let for Extension of Road from Leslie to Garner in White County. Word has been received in Lit tle Rock to the effect that the Missouri and Arkansas Railway Company will let the contract for the construction of its extension from Leslie to Garner, on the Iron Mountain main line, about Octo ber ). It is said that work on the new line will be pushed as rapidly as possible and that in a short time the contract will probably be let also for the remainder of the ex tension from Garner to the Miss issippi river. Two additional engineering corps have been put in the field, it is stated. One of these, in charge of Ed Buchanan, a railroad engi neer of Little Rock, is making the final survey of the proposed route from Leslie to Garner, preparatory to the letting of the contract for the construction of the line. The other corps, it is said, will begin a preliminary survey of the proposed route from Garner to some point on the Mississippi river. If this report is correct, the new road will entirely miss Faulkner county. An air line drawn from Leslie to Garner would pass near Rose Bud, White county, which would be the nearest point to the Faulkner county line. The pres ent survey, however. passes through Heber, in which case the road would run nearly due south trom that point to Garner. COLLEGE IS INCORPORATED. Arkansas Holiness College of Vilonia Files Articles of Incorporation The Arkansas Holiness College of Vilonia was this week incorpo rated by Circuit Clerk J. A. Lea, under a recent law entitled “Cor porations for Benevolent Pur poses.’’ The purpose of the incor poration is to “erect, maintain and i conduct a college for educational purposes and for the promotion of : literature, education and religion and not for pecuniary profit,” with powTers of holding and trans ferring property. The incorpora tors are J. D. Scott, W. F. Dallas, J. N. Simpson, J. A. Simpson, T. S. Simpson, O. C. Simpson, W. J. Dallas, J. E. O’^uin, J. A. Whar jton, W. T. Gray and J. V. Ward. This is the first institution in the county incorporated in this man ner. Communicated. In behalf of my school mates 1 wish to thank Prof. Adams for the honor so kindly bestowed upon us during the term ending last Fri day. He discharged his duties faithfully and set a worthy ex ample before the pupils of Sunny - I side school. He is a man of good moral courage and high ideals and 1 we know him to be competent of instilling these virtues in a youth- : fill mind. He has shown us the | happy reward of virtue and the dreadful consequences of ignorance and will on the name of my com panions thank him for it all. He j will be in the next race tor county clerk. Two prizes were awarded for excellence in spelling, to Fred Shaw and Homer Brown. Prof. Adams’ treat was very much en joyed. With a heart tilled with conflicting emotions, we bid fare well to one more opportunity. Ci.yda Shaw, Sunnyside School. Edwin Major Dead. Fdwin, the fifteen-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Major died of pneumonia last Friday, and was buried at Oak Grove cemetery Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Major wish to thank their friends for the many kindnesses extended [during their bereavement. Scrip for Cancellation. County Treasurer A. J. Witt has registered and delivered to County Clerk J. H. Hartje $15,187.53 in Faulkner county crip for cancella tion. The scrip will be cancelled and delived to the commissioners ; of accounts next year to be burned. K. of P. Roll Call. A roll-call meeting of the Knights of Pythias lodge was held last night. A large number of members were present and an en 1 joy able occasion is reported. “FATS” WIN FROM “LEANS” Heavyweights Defeat the Slims by a Score of 17 to 14. The championship ball game between the “leans” and “fats” was pulled off at Hast End Park Thursday afternon and the victory went to the “fats”, who made sev en scores in the last half of the sixth inning and rested on their laurels, refusing to continue the game. The attendance was very light, owing to the threatening weather. Nearly all of the players in the line-up, however, reported for du ty and it was decided to play the game. The contest was stubborn ly fought by each side. The slims got a lead early in the game, which they maintained until the sixth inning, when the heavy weights found Pitcher L. H. Pyle’s curves and batted in seven runs before they could be stopped. Having exhausted themselves by this spurt, they claimed that it was to dark to continue the game, al though the “leans” protested that they were just getting started. The feature of the game was the batting and daring base-running of Col. J. E. Little, the speedy outfielder of the “fats ", and the work of “Count” Easterwood and L. B. Atkieson in the field of the “leans”. Game to be Repeated. On account of the fact that the “leans” claim unfairness on the part of their opponents is quitting the game as soon as they were ahead, and also to give the people another opportunity to see this brilliant contest, it has been de cided to repeat the game next Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Everybody is urged to be pres ent, as this is positively the last appearance. Remember, the en tire proceeds go to the Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian chuaches. Admission 15 cents for everyone. MISS VANN ENTERTAINS Delightful Porch Party Given at Home Friday Evening. Miss Mabel Vann entertained a number of her young friends at her home on Locust Avenue P'riday evening in honor of her guest, Miss Janie Wood of Monticello. The entire porch was festooned with ivy and other trailing vines, and brilliantly lighted by Japanese lanterns. At one end of the porch punch was served from a beautifully decorated table, while at the other, a gipsy tent with all of its wierd accompaniments made an attractive center, and the frequency with which the young people consulted the gipsy fortune teller proved its popularity. An other pleasant feature of the even ing was a game of “progressive love making,” at the close of which Miss Janie Ward, the hon oree, was presented with the prize, a beautiful bouquet, for be ing most accomplished in the art of love making. Delicious ices and cake were served, and at a late hour the guests departed, after i spending a most delightful evening in this charming home. Suggests Cause of Horses’ Sickness. J. C. Basket of Saltillo, who was a veterinary surgeon in the Confederate army under General Wheeler, suggests a cause of sickness among horses, which he says is prevalent in the country. He says that eating crab-grass is largely responsible for the sick ness. and thinks that if farmers will keep their horsesjrom this grass, they will have less trouble. Changes in Depot Force. R. B. Haskins has resigned his position as freight clerk at the de pot and will devote his time to his harness business. L. B. Pence, [former express clerk, succeeds him, and Hal Rice has been ap pointed express clerk. James Cox is being releived as baggageman by Abe Palmer. Rev. J. J. Hurt, who was de tained from returning to his church the first of the month on account of illness, is reported to be suffer ing from typhoid fever at his form er home in Ballsville, \ a. His many friends here trust that his recovery will be rapid. Nl. Strickland, Jr., of Bristol was in the city Monday. Mr. ! Strickland will soon move to Bee be, to devote more of his time to [the bank in that city, of which he 1 is president. HENDRIX OPENED YESTERDAY Prospects of Record-Breaking Enrollment. College Began Sessijn with Appropriate Exercises in [Chapel Hall Yesterday Morning. The twenty-second annua! ses sion of Hendrix College began yesterday morning, with prospects of an attendance that will break all previous records of the institu tion. The work of enrollment is now going on, and the exact num ber of matriculates cannot be learned at this time, but a member of the faculty stated yesterday that the enrollment was almost sure to exceed that of last year, which at that time was the largest in the history of the college. The college was opened yester day morning with chapel exer cises, which were conducted by Rev. F. S. H. Johnston and Rev. C. H. Maury, pastors of the Methodist and Presbyterian church es, respectively. Short addresses were then delivered by Prof. O. L. Dunaway, Hon. Ben L. Griffin, Pres. W. W. Rivers, Prof. O. O. Florence and Rev. C. H. Maury. Prof. M. J. Russell,principal of the academy, then made a brief talk and outlined the work of his de partment. The exercises were closed with a talk by Rev. John ston, and the actual work of the session was begun. THE VOTE IN VAN BUREN County Goes Democratic, For Amendment and Against Road Tax. The official returns of the elec tion in Van Buren county, as pub lished in the Clifton Journal of last week, show'that that county is still safely Democratic, the vote on governor being: Little, 1073; Hogan, 12; Worthington, 691; Adams, 8. Hudgins defeated .Spears for circuit judge by a vote of 1006 to 770. Amendment No. 8 carried, 1309 to 519, and the road tax was defeated, 828 to 1018. The county went agaist license and against the sale of wine by large majorities. To Our Customers. We always like to be accomoda ting. but during the first week of the Con way public school the rush is so great, the profit on school books so small and the chances to neglect a charge are so great that we cannot charge books to any one. Very Thankfully Yours, 4-2t S. K. Anderson. Will Open Branch Office. E. T. Edwards of Argenta was in the city last week, making ar rangements to open a branch office of the Singer sewing machine com pany here. He secured quarters in the Vaughter building on North Front street and will open the agency at once. __— DENOUNCES SMALL SALOONS Licenses do not Pay tor Cost of Prosecu tions, Says Judge Chapline. DeVall’s Bluff, Sept. 17—Judge Georgia M. Chapline opened the fall term of the Prairie County Circuit Court here this morning. Hon. F. K. Brown of Des Arc pros ecuting attorney, and Bruce T. Bullion of Conway, court stenog rapher, are in attendance. Judge Chapline in his instructions to the Grand Jury referred to the recent killing at Biscoe, in the county and denounced in strong terms the keeping or licensing of saloons in small places where there is no pro tection or officers to keep the peace. "There are two saloons at Bis coe, ’’ said the judge, "and they pay $1000 license, and the county will pay out $2000 to prosecute this and one other case as the re sult of drinking at them." This will be Judge Chapline's last term of court, which will occu py most of the week. He has giv en general satisfaction throughout the district and has made many friends while on the bench. SCHOOL OPENS OCTOBER 1. Conway Public Schools will Begin Ses sion on That Date. The Conway public schools will begin their annual session Monday October i. Thej entrance exami nations will be held at the school building Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28. All new pupils will take this examination and those of the old pupils who failed in their final examination last session will be given an oppor tunity to make the next grades by standing this examination. A teachers' meeting will also'be held at the school building Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, .September 29- __ __ New Skating Rink. Frank Durhan and George Shaw Jr., have rented the upper floor of Halter Bros.’ large lumber house, and converted it into a skating rink, which is becoming a very popular place of amusement. Sold Residence Property. W. S. Harrell has sold his resi dence property near the Conway public school to G. H. Downing, the consideration being $960. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hartje have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Bessie, to Girard S. McHenry of Isola, Miss., on Tuesday afternoon, October 2, at the Methodist church in this city. A reception will be given at the home of the bride’s parents following the ceremony, and the couple will be at home at Isola after October 15. L. K. Downs returned Monday from Terrell, Texas, where he spent the summer and has entered Hendrix for another years’ work. We could mention a good many reasons why you should do your grocery business with us— • A better class of goods, uniform prices, prompt delivery ser vice, etc., all go to make up a desirable store to trade at. Give us your business and you’ll not regret it. New Mackerel for This Week and due to arrive Friday, September !U. New Qranberries They will sell at lOe a quart or 3 quarts For 25c. . ——--- ■ - . -. ... ■- ! QOLE & eo. PHONES 9 and iUU