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The Log Cabin Democrat.
THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN FAULKNER COUNTY THE LOG CABIN, EBT'D 1870 j Consolidat'd THE DEMOCRAT. EST'D 1888 \ SIPT 3,1801 CONWAY, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1906 VOL. XXVIII. NO. 8 SAM JONES DIED SUDDENLY Passed Away on Train West of Little Rock. Famous Georgia Evangelist Died of Heart Disease While En Route to His Old Home. Little Rock, Oct. 15.—Rev. Sam P. Jones, famous as an evangelist, died at 6 o’clock this morning on a Rock Island passenger train, 60 miles west of Little Rock. Heart disease caused his death. With Mr. Jones when he died were Mrs. Jones, his wife; Mrs. Anna Pyron, his daughter, and Miss Julia Jones, another daugh ter, and Rev. Walt Holcomb, who has been with Mr. Jones for the past five years. The party left Oklahoma City last night en route for Carters ville, Ga.. in order that tomorrow, October 16, the fifty-ninth anni versary of his birth, might be cele brated in his own home, surround ed by the members ox his family, as has been the custom for years. Mr. Jones was an early riser, and he left his berth at 5 o’clock this morning. He had been up an hour when he was suddenly seized with pains in his abdomen. One of his daughters, Mrs. Pyron, se cured for hint a cup of hot water, which he drank and then seemed better. In a few moments he was attacked anew and suffered consid erably. Nothing could be done to improve his condition, and within three-quarters of an hour death en sued while his head rested in Mr. Holcomb’s arms. Mr. Jones had not been in ill health recently, and his unexpected prostration and death were a great shock. FIRE DESTROYS DWELLINGS Residence Property Burned Thursday Night. E J. Vaughn and Mrs. Reyburn Peay Lose Property in Fire Originating in a Defective Flue. Fire last Thursday night destroy ed two residences on Center street, belonging to K. J. Vaughn and Mrs. Reyburn Peay of Little Rock. The loss was about f 2000, on which there was $1200 insurance. The fire was discovered about! 8:30 o’clock in the roof of the Vaughn residence. It originated from a defective flue in the sout - l west room. A stove had just been ■ put up and the first fire of theseas 9 on built in it, and shortly after wards the occupants discovered the ' upper part of the building in flames. The fire had made such progress j that it was impossible to save any ^>f the contents of the house. m The flames were communicated from the Vaughn house to a cottage belonging to Mrs. Reyburn Peay of Little Rock, situated about 40 feet north. This house was occu pied by Rev. J. I«. Bryant and fam ily and everal boarding students of Hendrix College. Nearly all of Mr. Bryant's effects were saved. Mr. Vaughn carried £400 and Mrs. Peay $800 insurance on the property burned. Much comment has been mage kOver the f ct that the Peay cottage fcrould have been easily saved with wveu one line of hose and an ad equate water pressure, had the city been equipped with waterworks. Other adjacent property was also threatened, and if the wind had been stronger, they would doubt less have been burned. Dr. Westerfield to Remain Here. The many friends over the conn ty of Dr. J. S. Westerfield will be glad to learn that he has definitely decided to remain in Conway. Dr. Westerfield spent several weeks in Atkins recently, with a view to lo cating there, but soon concluded that Conway was the place lor him. Viewer’s Report Confirmed. i In county court Monday Judge Wilson confirmed the report here tofore filed by the viewers in Drain age District Number Two. 'Phis report recommends and provides for the digging of a ditch to drain Tupelo pond and adjacent territory west of Conway. New Church Organized. Rev. F. S. H. Johnston, pastor of the local Methodist church, as sisted in the organization of a new church three miles north of this city last Sunday. The church is called Macedonia. COTTON MOVING RAPIDLY Nearly 1400 Bales Received Here In Four Days During Past Week. The movement for the last four days of last week was very rapid, nearly 1400 hales being received here during that time. The move ment, however, was almost jntire ly stopped by the rains this week. The market has been tending upward during the week, and last Friday the ii cent mark wasreach ed. Since then it suffered a de cline and the price offered yester day was 10)4 cents for middling, about 35 points better than the price of a week ago. Up to Tuesday night 3676 bales had been bought here, an increase of 1000 bales over the same date last year. The price being paid is 135 points better than that of yesterday a year ago. Weather Conditions Alarming. The continued rains since Sun day have done an enormous amount of damage to the cotton crop, according to The Log Cabin Democrat’s correspondents over the county. Local cotton men also take a very pessimistic view of the situation. They especially fear the result of the damage by rain in case picking is resumed before the cotton has time to dry. A number of merchants, as well as the man agement of the local oil mill, ex pressed the opinion to The Log Cabin Democrat, that if cotton is picked before it is allowed to be come completely dry, not only will the staple be of a much lower grade, but the seed will be practic ally worthless The local buyers state that they are now forced to sell according to grade instead of average receipts and that even if the market should remain around the eleven-cent mark for middling cotton, not more than seven or eight cents could be paid for cotton picked immediately after the pres ent wet spell. SHOOTING AFFRAY AT BEEBE J. E. Turnage Shot and Seriously Wound ed by Ed Starnes. Last Friday afternoon about one o’clock a pistol duel took place on Main street in front of J. W. Mas on’s store, between J. E. Turnage and Ed Starnes. Five or six shots were tired and when the smoke of battle had cleared away it was found that Turnage was seriously wounded, one ball penetrating his side and passing around to the back, while another had entered the thigh and ranged down. Starnes was not hit. The wound ed man was taken immediately to Doss’ furniture store and medical aid summoned. It was at first thought the shots would prove fat al but the wounded man soon ral lied and was removed to his home where he is now receiving the best ol care and attention, and should no complications occur he will be out again in a few' weeks. Starnes was taken custody by Constable Lowers, who in company with J. D. Harrison, took him to Searcy and placed him in jail. Monday he was brought back here and admitted to bail in the sum of £1000. his preliminary trial being set for Saturday, October 13.— Beebe News, Oct. ir. Traveling Libraries. The Conway Shakespeare Club will receive applications for travel ing libraries, for the year 1906-7. No library to be kept longer than three months. Applications will be hied in the order received and should be addressed to Mrs. J. F. Weinmann. librarian, Conway, Ark New Wood Yard. J. R. I vie has purchased the necessary machinery lor cutting and splitting wood and w ill put in a wood yard in the rear of J. T. Phelps' property on North Front street. This is an industry much needed here, and will doubtless be a paying one. Ladies Serve Lunch The ladies of the Presbyterian church served lunch yesterday af ternoon and evening in the Con way Mercantile Co. building, the proceeds going to the church. Skating Rink Sold. Frank Durham and Geo. Shaw have sold the skating rink in the Halter building to Frank Morgan, Jr., who will conduct it in the fu ture. THE HENDRIX LECTURE COURSE Fine List of Attractions for En- i suing Year. —.—_.— Course Opens Tuesday, October 30, with Entertainment by Juanita Boyn ton Company. A fine list of attractions has been secured by the committee in charge of the Hendrix College lecture course for the season of 1 1806-07. The course is a varied j one, and includes some celebrities in the field of entertainment. The opening attraction will be given Tuesday night, October 30, by the Juanita Boynto;, Company. This is a talented musical and dramatic company, composed of Juanita Boynton, reader; Ethel Johnson, soprano: Pallas Brown, violinist: and Annie Lewis Vivian, pianist. The opening feature is one of the most expensive and said to be one of the best on the course. I he next attraction win oe me Wm. Owen Shakepearan Compa ny, composed ot ten splendid dramatists, who render several Shakespearean plays. Their most successful play is Romeo and Juliet, and this will probably be the one given here. In the latter part of January “The Floyds’’ will appear. This entertainment is composed of won derful features of magic, inter spersed with some spectacular il lusions, and comes recommended as a high-class attraction. The only lecture in the course will be delivered in February by Rev. Mattison W. Chase. Dr. Chase _ has several popular sub jects for his lectures, and press comments show that he has made a very favorable impression wher ever he has appeared. His lec tures are popularly characterized as “eloquent iuterminglings of philosphy, wit, sentiment and common sense.’’ Herbert A. Sprague, the well known impersonator, will close the course in March. As a char acter impersonator, he is aid to have in no superior, and he may be trusted to please the most critical. The committee in charge of course has arranged to have every attraction reach Conway on the morning train. This will elim inate the disappointments of last season, when the lecturers attempt ed to get here on the evening trains, which were generally late. They also have the promise of the Bureau that no appointments will be cancelled, unless for providen tial cause. PETITION DENIED BY COURT Reduction in Assessment of Conway Mer cantile Co’s Stock Refused. The county court last week de nied the petition of J, K. Martin. I as president of the Conway Mer i cantile Co., to reduce their assess ment of their stock of merchandise from $1000 to $500. The petition recited that the stock was assessed too high in comparison to the aver age assessment of the city. An appeal to circuit court was asked for and granted. Rev. Hurt Returns. Rev. John Jeter Hurt returned Saturday night from his former home at Ballsville, Ya., after an absence of about six weeks. He I has not yet entirely recovered from i a severe illness undergone while away, but was able to preach to his congregation at the Baptist church Sunday morning. j -- Circus Here Yesterday Gollmar Bros, show exhibited to a large crowd in this city yester day. On account of the bad weather and muddy condition of the grounds, only one perform ance was given. The exhibition was a very creditable one, the show being free from objectional features. Ten-Cent Tea. The woman’s home mission so ciety of the Methodist church will give a ten-cent tea at the residence of Mrs. Kffie Lincoln next Tuesday, from 3 to 5 in the afternoon and from 7 to 10:30 in the evening. Lost, Strayed or Stolen. One black and white female set ter dog about eight months old. Answers to name of Rena, Please return to W. L- Durham, Conway, Ark. S-tf. STANDING OF CONTESTANTS Votes Cast Up to Tuesday Night in Our Popularity Contest, The standing of the contestants up to Tuesday night was as follows Conway Young Ladies. Miss Dorsey Morgan .22S0 Miss Evie Shaw.1420 Miss Gertie Douglass .1245 Miss Delia Pence. 1-25 Miss Blanche Apple.1200 Miss Verdie Maddox.1100 Miss Minnie Livingston .... 1 100 Miss Nelle Hicks. 700 Miss Frances Markham. 420 Out-of-Conway Young Ladies. Miss Jewel Snow, Yilonia. . . . 1S70 Miss Nora Hilliard, R. F. D. No. 4, Conway.17O0 Miss Clyda Shaw, R. F. D. No. 4, Conway. 1420 Miss Mattie Robinson,Green brier.1210 Miss Georgia Oliver, R. F. D. No. 1, Conway. 100 Miss Ellen Cartwright, Nay 1 o r 100 PROPERTY IS NOT “REAL” Little Rock Party Wants to Sell Lots Here Which do not Exist. Oscar H. Winn of Little Rock has written parties in this city of fering to sell certain lots in the city which do not appear on the map, and according to real estate men, never existed. Mr. Winn doubtless has deeds to the property, however, and is acting in good faith. The property offered for sale is said to lie in Yau hn’s addition to the city. It is described as lots numbered from 7 to 12 inclusive, in blocks 4, 5 and 10 of this addi tion. In the original Vaughn's addition, which is now nearly all included in the Hendrix College campus, all but the three blocks mentioned above were divided in to 12 lots each, but blocks 4, 5 and 10 contained only six lots. Some 12 or 15 years ago, however, the assessor in making up his assess ment placed lots 7 to 12 in each of these blocks on the tax books. Of course, no taxes were paid on them and they were forfeited to the state at the delinquent tax sale. It is supposed that Mr. Winn obtained them through the state land office, but he evidently has acquired title to property that never existed. PROBATE COURT IN SESSION Business Transacted at October Term Which was Convened Monday. The October term of the Faulk ner probate court was convened at the court house Monday. Judge W. j B. Wilson presiding. Mrs. Kate Sloan, widow of the deceased, was appointed adminis tratrix of the estate of the late Jno. Sloan. J. A. Hopkins was appointed administrator of the estate of Wal ter J. L. Hopkins, deceased. The estate of J. D. Townsend, j deceased, was vested in the widow, ' Martha A. Townsend, and the minor children. Christian Loetscher, ’guardian, was ordered to pay to Edward Loetscher, minor, $100, it being represented to the court that said minor was married and the money ' was necessary lor his maintenance ! and support. The report ot the -<ale of land belonging to Carroll Clifton, minor, was confirmed. , The report of the sale of land I belonging to Clint and Lona Ven able, minors was also confirmed. Several settlements were present ed to the court and continued for inspection. U. D. C. Officers Elected The Robert E. Lee Chapter l . D. C. held their opening meeting for the season 1906-7 at the resi dence of Mrs. J. A. Pence, last Wednesday afternoon. The following officers were elect ! ed for the year Miss Nellie Raudell, president; Mrs. J. A. Pence, vice president Mrs. J. F. Weinman, recording secretary; Miss Delia Pence,corres ponding secretary; Mrs. W. I). Cole, treasurer; Miss Bessie Ran dell, historian. Delegates to the state convention are: Mrs. R. E. I Cole and Mrs. H. E. Cureton. Store Front Remodeled The front of the store occupied by John F. Weinmann has been remodeled and much improved in appearance. KILLED UNDER A STREET CAR Andrew Kennard Met Death at Little Rock. D. 0 Harton, Jr., a Conway Boy in Charge of Car, but in No Way Responsible For Accident A Little Rock street ear in charge j of 1). O. Harton, Jr., a Conway boy, as conductor, ran over and killed a man Sunday. Mr. Har ton, however, was on the rear of car and was in no way responsible for the accident. The man killed was Andrew Kennard, a blacksmith employed in the Iron Mountain shops. He was struck by a street car at the corner of Sixth and Main streets Sunday afternoon shortly after i o'clock, and was almost instantly killed. The body was taken to i Healy & Roth's undertaking es tablishment, where it remained un til after ie o’clock Monday before it was identified. After several hundred people had viewed the body and none could identify it the method of attempt ing identification by means of the marks “C-2” on his collar and shirt was tried. Drivers for nu merous laundries were called, but it remained for a driver for Frank’s laundry to say that he remembered having delivered laundry bearing these marks for a man at John Far mer’s barber shop, at 1204 West i Markham street. Mr. Farmer was then called and he identified the | body as that of Mr. Kennard. Mr. Kennard had alighted from ! a north-bound car at the corner of ! Sixth and Main streets and went I around the rear to cross to the ! west side of the street. East Four teenth street car No 234, in charge of Motorman J. L. Waller and Conductor D. O. Harton, was go I ing south, and as Mr. Kennard ! stepped around the end of the car ! from which he had alighted he was ! struck by the south-bound car. | He never regained consciousness, 1 and died in about ten minutes af ; ter being struck. A True Test of Axle Grease. A good way to find out the dur ability of different Axle Grease is advised by The Joseph Dixon Crucible Company of Jersey City. This Company makes a Graphite Axle Grease which they have named *lEverlasting;” to show its lasting power they suggest putting their Graphite Axle Grease on both axles on one side of the wagon, while the axles on the other side of the wagon are to be greased with some other Axle Grease. It is then easy to see which grease lasts the longest by noticing which side of the wagon needs first attention. A test of this kind should appeal to all who use Axle Grease in any quantity. The Dixon Company further of fers to supply a free can of their grease for this test on receipt of a postal card addressed to their office at Jersey City. X. J. it WEEKLY COTTON STATEMENT. I'p to Tuesday night] Conway merchants have bought cotton as follows: 1000 1905 Frauenthal & Schwarz 1529 1125 vS. G. Smith.1005 f>25 J. F. Weinmann. 246 112 W. M. Harrell & Co... 492 315 Martin & Ilarton. 230 203 J. S. Moore & Son.... 154 264 Conway Mercantile Co. 16 Total.3676 2660 I’rice of middling yesterday; io'4c; same date last year, 9.40c. Number of bales received during week ending Tuesday, 1397. Number received same week last year, 927. Price of cotton seed yesterday, $1 r.oo per ton. HELD TO THE GRAND JURY. L. E. Milligan Held for Assault tj Kill, and Prosecuting Witness Put Under Peace Bond. < )n Tuesday the preliniinary trial ol L. 1C. Milligan, charged with an assault with intent to kill, alleged to have been committed upon J. C. Herring, was held be fore Esq. E. L. Smith of Walker township. The case was original ly brought before before Esq. M. B. Lit n, but a change of venue was taken by the defendant to Esq. Smith. Milligan was charged with hav ing shot at Herring about tw’O weeks ago twice, with a pistol. | Milligan and Herring had been on | bad terms for some time, and Her | ring testified that he was passing by Milligan’s field, unarmed, and stopped to talk with Milligan, when Milligan began firing on him. Milligan testified that Herring was armed with a pistol and fired one shot at him before he fired upon i Herring. i ne magistrate neui .viuugan to await the action of the grand jury, permitting him to go upon his own recognizance for $100, and also placed Milligan and Herring each under a $500 peace bond. Milli igan was represented at the exam i ination by Col. G. W. Bruce, and the State was represented by Depu ty Prosecuting Attorney Robins. City Mule Team Sold. The team of mules belonging to the city were sold to a I.ittle Rock buyer Saturday, the consideration i being #325. The improvement committee was given authority to make the sale by the council sev eral weeks ago. The mules were bought in the spring of 1905 at a cost of $320. I --- Marriage Licenses. During the past week County Clerk J. H. Hartje issued marriage licenses to the following: Ira 1„. Kvans, 24, to Miss ' Frankie Cargle, 19, Conway. I C. B. Yancy, 21, to Miss Jane Lee, 21, Damascus. JUST RECEIVED TIT eoLg’s New Grits, Hominy, Oats, E££=0=See, (2ream of Wheat, Shredded Wheat Buscuit and California Canned and E vapo= rated Fruits. All this year’s crop. Also September catch Mackerel, Schrimp, Lob ster and Devilled Crcbs. Let us do your grocery business and you will get nothing but the best that can be had. ::::::::: GOLE & GO. PHOXES 9 and 1UU