Newspaper Page Text
The Lon Cabin Democrat
PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY /.W. UNDERHILL M. F. UNDERHILL FRANK B. ROBINS. THK CONWAY PRINTING CO. Printers and Publishers. Entered at the postoffice atiCotiway, Ark . as second-class matter. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE. $t A YEAR. ADVERTISING RATES Display Aovkhtising—The flat rate, 12% rent* per Inch per week, except on contracts for a specified space to run one year, on which the iate is 10 cents per inch per week Locals and Reading Noticks—S cents per line per week. GUARANTEED CIRCULATION 2,U00 The actual average circulation for 51 Issues in 1905 was 2lUO. The actual average circulation for 51 issues in 1904 was 1689, the net gain for the year 1905 being &61, or 27% per cent. DEMOCRATIC TICKET. CONGRESSIONAL. U. S. Senator—Jeff Davis. Congressman—C. C. Reid EDUCA TIONAL. The statistics of the Faulkner comity public schools were pub lished in The Tog Cabin Demo crat of last week. In a letter to this paper County Examiner T. F. Forrest, who made a splendid cam paign in the county for the adop tion of the McFerrin amendment, call attention to some important items not disclosed in the statistics. Among them are the following: There was spent in the public schools $3.07 for each pupil enu merated. Twenty-three school houses are worth as low as $100. Several are worth only $25 Thirteen districts reported no school house. Two districts had no school. Seven districts had as low as 40 days. Twenty-three districts had no more than 60 days. The general interest is better. In view of these facts, is it any wonder that the rural districts vot ed almost solidly for the amend ment to the constitution which makes it possible to secure better support for their schools? But the work is only begun. The test will come on the third Sat urday in next May, when the an nual school meetings will be held. At that time the districts which need additional revenue will have an opportunity to vote it for them selves, and it remains to be seen whether they will do it. MAKE THE SESSIONSHOR T. There is no earthly reason why the session of the next Arkansas legislature should be extended be yond the constitutional limit of sixty days. If the assembly would immediately get down to business and continue at it, and if all filbusteriug tactics could be en tirely eliminated, the necessary work could really be accomplished in thirty days. W hat is there tor the legislature to do, an) way? Wrhat great ques tions of state are demanding solu tion? So far as we know, the va rious appropriations and the levy ot the state taxes are about the only matters of pressing importance. These could easily be disposed of in ten days, if common sense and business-like methods are allowed to prevail. Many local bills will doubtless be presented, it is true, but these are generally “railroad ed” through with little considera tion other than the recommenda tion of the representatives of the territory affected. But, granting that our solous should not be forced to work hard and that due deliberation should mark their every action, we still do not see why one hundred and twenty days should be required — especially since each one of those days will cost the people of Ark ansas more than one thousand dollars. Unless, indeed, we ac cept as valid the reputed reason of an excited member who rushed arouud to his colleagues, exclaim ing: Vote to extend the session! Vote to extend it! I need the mon ey!’' However bad the individual leg* islator needs the money, the state needs it worse, and if the session of 1907 can be confined within the limits of sixty days, the result will be that at least one-quarter if not one-half mill can be taken from the state tax for general purposes— a benefit which will affect every taxpayer in Arkansas The saving of money, however, is not the only desideratum of a j short session of the legislature, j It would reduce the amount of boodling, for the reason, if for no other, that the boodlers would have less time in which to get in their work. We earnestly hope that the next session of general assembly of j Arkansas will not be continued more than sixty days. ---- Now that the election is over, politicians are already beginning to talk about the next campaign. A suggestion frequently heard is the one that Hon. O. C. Ludwig be nominated to succeed himself as secretary of state. The third term tradition having been broken in this state by Gov. Davis' elec-! tion, it can no longer be urged with so much force against con tinuing a faithful officer in service for more than four years. Espec ially is this true with respect to public offices of a strictly clerical nature, where there is no appoint ive or pardoning power with which to build a political machine, and! where no public funds are in the officer’s trust. No sensible busi ness concern would think, for in stance, of discharging a competent bookkeeper, for no other reason than that he had been in their ser-. vice for four years. On the other hand, they would appreciate the fact that every year had added to the value of his service, and that a positive loss would be entailed by supplanting him with a new man, who would have to learn the en tire routine of duties before he could discharge them in a compe tent manner. What is good busi ness policy ought also to be good political policy and the suggestion of Mr. Ludwig’s candidacy, there fore, is not without considerable merit. During his term of office the revenue has been almost doubled, the increase in the re | ceipts alone being more than enough to pay all expenses of the office. He has attended strictly to business and will submit to the next general assembly the best report, without exception, ever | sent out from the secretary of I state’s office. Mr. Ludwig is not only a former Conway man who I is well known and liked here, but as a newspaper man he is one of the most popular in the state. He has not indicated any desire to hold the office longer than the term for which he has just been elected without opposition but should he decide to make the race again, he has thousands of friends over the state who will roll up their sleeves and made an earnest endeavor to give him a victory. Amendment No. 8 has received at least 88,000 votes, a clear ma jority of all the votes cast, and its | adoption is assured. Van Buren county has voted against the road tax. Probably they are going to use air ships up there. Cotton is gradually working up to the eleven-cent point -et by the Farmers’ Union. Comvay welcomes two new bus iness concerns this yveek. Both our colleges enjoyed splen did openings. Get the children ready for school. Come to Conway to trade. Fresh Meal and Hulls can now be had at theConway Oil Mill. — Best of All. K J Mayher, No. 40b South Clark St Chica go, writes as follows, "I have kept and used your Hunts Lightning Oil lor the last ten years in my family It is the only kind to have and the best of all It cures Cuts, Burns Bruises, Sprains, Aches, Pains, Stings and Bites It kills Chiggers, too. l-»t — County News Notes. WOOSTER. Weather fair and fine and some cooler.Everybody in a rush, Wooster on a boom. ... L. T. Pat ton & Sons have erected a fine barn of considerable capacity.... H. Robinson has started a large force this morning to work on a residence building which, when completed will be occupied by W. W. Bishop_J. A. Ball, on north avenue, is putting lumber on the ground preparatory to the erection of a residence to rent... .The in fant son of Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Ball has been very low for the last few days, but is some better at this j writing.William Hiett was very sick yesterday.... The sick people at B. A. Arthur’s and D. M. Jones’ are reported better. . .. L. L. Clements got overheated in the cotton field Saturday, but he is reported better now.... L. E. Holloway of Conway was out and spent a day or two with his folks and best girl the latter part of last week_The disease styled scar let fever in this and other com munities is nothing more than an epidemic of sore throat, which is i not contagious, according to Ur. A. I. Hutto of Wooster.The public school in district No. io, under the principalship of W. H. Langford, closed last Friday night with an interesting entertainment. .... The hay crop is about saved and cotton picking is the order of the day now....R. A. Clements, three miles northwest of Wooster, has made considerable improve ment on his dwelling recently. . . . J. H. Hiett, 2% miles southeast of Wooster, has sold his entire farm and residence to Joe Clements and Wayne Nixon and will move his family to Conway in the near fu ture. Mr. Hiett is a good citizen and we regret his loss....W. K. McLane has sold his real estate property to Ether Holloway and has purchased property in Con way and will move there as soon as soon as crops are gathered.. . .Wil liam King and son, a brother to J. B. and J. C. King, are down from the mountains of Van Buren coun ty on a business trip and visit.... William King is helping W. J. King erect a residence on his farm southeast of Wooster.... W. K. Gately is over on a visit from Perry county.Alex High killed a buck deer last week on a drive hunt in Perry county.Mrs. James Thomas, two miles north west of Wooster, was very ill a few days last week and their in fant died_H. Robinson and his crew caught a fox last week while out on a hunt. Sept. 17. GREENBRIER Z. Frank Blair of Conway was here Tuesday. . J. S. Lander of Quitman was here last week. He has received the appointment of R. F. I). carrier from that place.... Mrs. M. E. White and daughters of Pine Bluff are here visiting rela tives and friends. This is Mrs. White’s former home. . . W. T. Mobbs has purchased • of R. F. Young, 120 acres of land near Enola. and will move his family there some time this fall: consid eration £700• . . Iv II. Glenn of Oklahoma is visiting his mother, Mrs. A. C Woodrome, and other relatives near this place. . .. W. M. Lyon is having some repairing done on his residence. H. L. Ty ler is doing the work. . .. W. M. Owen, R. F. 1). carrier from this place, is taking leave of absence for two weeks, II. A. Gray, the substitute, is serving the route.... Cotton picking and hay cutting is the order of the day. The rattle of the wagon and whistle of the mill can be heard constantly.... Prof. J. Walter White left Tues day for Vilonia, where he is pre paring to move his family. Sept. 18. CANKY. Cotton picking and hay saving has begun in this section .... Mrs. Bettie Cox and ^children of Con way are visiting hotnefolks this week .... Mrs. T. S. Wilson and Miss Willie Fowler of Salem visit ed at J. A. Phillip s Sunday. Mrs. M. G. Hargis and family vis ited at J. A. Phillips Sunday.... Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Crook attend ed the baptizing at Ludwick school house Sunday....J. A. Phillips and daughter, Miss Callie, visited J. R. Holmes Sunday and attend ed the unveiling at New Liberty. Miss Alice Sims is able to be out again after a spell of fever. Sept. 18. BALLARD SCHOOL HOUSK. Saturday was the hottest day that we have had in some time. , . . .. Uncle Granerson Apple of near Austin spent two nights with us last week . ... B F Jones and Col lie Snow were at Vilonia last Wed- j —- _ nesday_Z. D. Morgan is en gaged in making molasses here this week .... J. \V. Skillern is a new subscriber to the Log Cabin Democrat from this neighborhood. ....Jim Robertson sold a hound dog the other day for $10. “My, Jim, some men ain’t worth more’n that!’’. . • .Tom Smith moved near Guy last Friday.... Arthur Wil son closed his school here last Fri day. He had an enrollment of 51. Raymond Moore, Edith Jones and Charley Roberts received the prizes tor getting the most head marks; Eva Bryant and Earl Moore received prizes for not miss ing a day. Arthur will re-enter the Vilonia Training School this fall.Joe Bankston was here Sunday.O. G. Moore was at Vilonia Saturday.... Mack Davis, wife and baby, visited here Satur day and Sunday.... C. N. Davis] preached here Sunday night. He recently closed a meeting near Austin, with several conversions. .... Mrs. E. I*. Snow has a house vine which has attracted considera ble attention and comment. The vine has one runner that is about 35 feet long and it is still growing. ....Miss Mattie Huddleston vis ited Miss Elzie Smith of the Sec tion Sunday.W. E. Roberts was kept at home from his regular appointment last week on the ac count of a sick child... ....Colie Snow attended church at the Sec tion .Sunday. Sept. 17. OTTO. Bro. Buchanan closed a very successful meeting at Belmont last Tuesday.. .. Bro. Gibson and fam ily of Essex visited relatives and friends here last week. Mr. Gib son is talking of moving back to his old home this fall.... Every I body is busy making sorghum and picking cotton.Miss Susie Evans and Sam Haney were mar ried last Saturday evening.... Aunt Betsy Sowell, who has been very sick is able to be visiting her neighbors this week....Mr. and Mrs. DeArmond are going to move to Conway this tall.... Hays Sow ! ell and wife have been visiting Mrs. Sowell’s parents, Mr. and M rs Tanner. . .. Mr. and Mrs.Tom Haney have been visiting Mrs. Haney's mother. Mrs. Warren of .Saltillo. . . .Bo!) Morgan and fami ly of Little Rock arc visiting rela tives at Funston this week. Prof J. W. Sowell closed a very successful school here this week. We wish him success where ever he may go. . . . Health is good and weather fine. Sept. 16. ROUND MOUNTAIN. Cotton picking is the order of the day.... Health in general is good: everyone able to gather their crops.... J. C. Baskett and Solo mon Stairs of Saltillo attended the baptizing at the Fair Hall Sunday. ... Taylor Adams of Providence spent last Saturday night with Karl Atwater on the Mountain .... Geo. Sellers gathered and sold a bale of cotton last week, the first bale from here.... Rev. A. K. At water gave an interesting lecture at the Barley School House last Saturday night and will give another next Saturday at the Ked rick School House. Everyone is urged to be present and hear it. Chester Kong of Providence was here Sunday night. . .. Kate in the day of Sept. 9, a little shooting af fray occurred near here when .Mr. Tabor shot Mr. Chrouch,'inflicting a painful although not serious wound. Sept. 17. —Old papers for sale at this office. NEW GOODS We have been quite busy the past week receiving NEW GOODS and arranging the stock for the re ception of our customers. : : : : You are specially invited to come in and look at the stock and compare our prices and examine the quality of the goods. We know you will be pleased with both quality and price. For the School Boy We have an unusually attractive line of school Suits and knee Pants—the) are the Mrs. Jane Hopkins make which is a guarantee of the best quality. For the School Girlsand Boys We have the best line of school Shoes in Conway, and we also have the Black Cat Stockings. We surely ex |>ect you to buy your school outfit from us. Wilsorv Brothers & Livingston Teachers’ Examination Notice is hereby given that I will hold a public examination for the purpose of ascertaining the qualification of teachers in Faulkner county, at the court house in Conway, Sept. 20 and 21 1906. T. F. For rest, 1 ~3t County Examiner. —I have several showcases for sale at a very low price. tf S. E. Anderson. Our New Fall Millinery Is notes on display You are cordially invited to call and inspect our stock. Mrs. Nettie Hoss Horses ForSale (>tie team of match horses iu good condition, cash or credit. Call on or address G. E. OWEN CONWAY, ARKANSAS NOTICK. Conway, Ark . Sept. 7, 1906. Notice is hereby given that the firm compos ed of G W. A. and W. It Wilst n. doing busi ness ui der the firm name of Wilson Bros., has this day been chaugtd in the 'ollowing man ner: W K. Livingston admitted into partner ship then a joint stock company organized uuder the laws of Arkansas, in which company W. B Wilson, G W A Wilson and W. K Liv ingston are the stockholders, The name of the stock company is "Wilson Bros. & Livingston. All liabilities and indebtedness of the fitm ol Wilson Bros are assumed by the corporation Wilson Bros N Livingston All notes and ac counts due Wilson Bros have been transferred to and are collectable by Wilson Bros. & Liv ingtonIt NOTICK Faulkner County Court. , In the Matter of Drainage Dis- i trict Number Two of Faulkner £ County, Arkansas. ) To M. T. Powell, Floyd Gibbs, Millie Stell and Millie Steel VHKKKAS, G. I). Dickerson, A. J. Witt and W J Wilkins, Viewers of Drainage District Number Two of Faulkner County, Arkansas, heretofore appointed as such by the County Court of Faulkner County, Arkansas, in the matter of the construction aid establishment of a flitch in Faulkner County, Arkansas, have made report as such Viewers, as prescribed by Section 1420 of Kirby's Digest of the Statutes of Arkansas, and did file said report of said Viewers on the 10th day of September, 1906; and whereas, J. H. Haitje, County Clerk ol Faulk ner County. Arkansas, did upon the filing of said lepott of said Viewers immediately set the hearing of the same for the first day of the next regular term of the County Court of Faulkner County, Arkansas, which will be upon Monday, i October 1st, 1906; Now you are hereby notified and warned to \ appear before the County Court of Faulknci 1 Couuty, Arkansas, at the Courthouse of said County, on Monday, the ist day of Oct., 1906, the day fixed for the hearing of said petition and report Witn ss iny hand and the seal of this Court, on this 12th day of September, 1906 [seal ) J. H. HARTJE, 3 3t County Clerk oi Faulkner Couuty. Ark, Wagons arc still hand ling the old reli able James & Graham the wagon that stands the test. Ask your neighbor how he likes his. luggies IF in need of a buggy it will pay you to investigate the John Deere line; we have a complete stock. CASH OR CREDIT. W. M HARRELL & COMPANY OR LITTLE ROCK. *RK iau is Um liirnesc ilt-aUi Coaoeru la tile world Thirty-on.' ..(tires the V S £5 FILL SFT OF TFFTTf <*£ & CKOWN AKU BKIMOK WOKK vJP *Y* li*J,a?ilan 1 V.1 *1^ ,kl * l,^*‘ Ark. of anyone oonilna to nsfor.i 1 *v,") s*‘t of to*‘th, croivu or bridge work. Read the condition* on the coupon attached. UiNiOiN PALNLB88 DEN S'^TS ^I'J^^W^KaUaacooa Luiou L,TT' &.***- \ k ~ ——MB—— m— .. ——.__ _ OR LITTLE ROCK. ARK Cat nnt this coupon and see that It la stamped hy poor ticket agent with the name of porr tow.i. ;»n entering our office* give it to our reception clerk who will regiater your uacie and address, and tee that jonr railroad fare is refunded* 'JT TM!S> OU “T!