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Log Cabin Democrat
PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY CONWAY PRINTING CO. nuNK E. Robins, Editor. SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAR. Invariably in Advance. OUR WORK FOR tUUt In another column of the hog Cabin Democrat today appears a brief sum mary of the accomplishments of 1913, to which citizens of Conway can point with pardonable pride. While the city has been on no boom, the achievements are really remarkable and the year, taken all in all, is probably the best in our history. Besides the material improvements in Conway, 1913 has been a prosperous year for the entire country. The cotton crop is the larg est ever produced and the price re ceived for it has been at least an av erage. Farmers, laborers, merchants and professional men ak a whole are doubtless in better financial condition than ever before in the history of Faulkner county. With these conditions there is no reason why we should not set to work at the beginning of the New Year to secure our most urgent material need, which everyone will concede is improved highways. The place to make the start is in Conway, where the need is the greatest and where the work can be porformed with least burden to the people. If the end of 1914 shall find permanent macadam streets leading to the city limits to all • the main country roads, it will be a matter of only a short "time until the property-owners and citizens along these roads will take up the work and carry the work of making permanent roads far out into the county. A citizenship which has attracted the admiration of the entire state by its generous contributions to colleges, schools and churches—which has successfully overcome apparently in surmountable difficulties in the instal lation of various public improve ments, certainly will not balk at the comparatively simple and small prop osition of building a few miles of per manent streets. NO COMMITTEEMEN TO BE ELECTED The present Democratic County Cen tral Committee will continue to serve until after the March primary and no new committeemen will be voted upon at next Tuesday’s primary, according to a statement issqed today by Chair man A. L. Nichols and Secretary George Shaw. The statement follows: “Having received numerous inquir ies as to whether the various town ships. would vote in the primary on January 6 for the election of commit teemen, we desire to state that we have examined carefully the resolution passed by the County Central Commit tee at its last meeting, and we find that there was no provision made for the election of a new committee, and would therefore state that the time for the election of committeemen will be at the March primary for state offices, as has been the custom. “A. L. NICHOLS, -Chairman, ' “GEORGE SHAW, Secretary.” ben m\nm : lOiLEGISLATURE FORMER CONWAY CITIZEN' LANDS A PLACE IN PULASKI COUNTY RACE FOR REP ' RESENTATIVE. i Little Rock, Dec. 31.—Ben L. Grif fin, formerly of Conway, landed a place in the race for representative of Pulaski county in the primary elec tion. The official count will be re quired to determine whether Griffin ] ran second or third, but he is assured of one of the four nominations. Ex-Gov. Dan W. Jones led the tick et for representative. R. R. Allnutt easily defeated “Dutch” Jones for con stalble of Big Rock township. All of the other county officers were unop posed. The returns as received by the Ga zette up to an early hour this morning are as follows: For Representative— j Ex-Gov. Dan W. Jones, 1.882. Eulen G. Shoffner, 1,676. Ben L. Griffin, 1,672. Henry C. Reigler, 1,657. j B. Webster, 1,570. i. E. Collins, 1.425. Carl Schweighart, 1,361. Wm. P- Galligan, 860. For Constable— r. A. Allnutt, 1,040. W A. (“Dutcjj") J<*ea. PRINTS SKETCH OF CONWAY EDUCATOR DR. CONGER'S BUSY LIFE IS INTERESTINGLY RECOUNT ED IN ARTICLE BY REV. J. B. SEARCY. The busy life of Dr. J. W. Conger, president of Central College of this city, is interestingly related by Dr. J. B. Searcy in a sketch appearing in the Baptist Advance this week. The article, which is one of a series con cerning prominent Arkansas Baptists, is reproduced below: John William Conger was born in Jackson, Tenn., in 1857. His ances tors were Alsatian Hugenots and moved to New Jersey before the Rev olutionary war in order to escape per secution. The Patriot Army in the Revoution contained 100 members of the Conger family. Dr. Conger’s grandfather was a man of scientific turn of mind, was a regular contrib utor to the Scientific American, and was the inventor of the Turbine Wat-j er Wheel. Dr. Conger’s early education was under the guidance of private instruc tors. Later on he spent six years in the Southwestern Baptist University (now Union University), graduating in 1878 with the degree of bachelor of arts. In his class were Dr. O. L. Hailey and Hon. J. W. N. Burkett, both now in Texas. He afterwards received from the same School the de gree of master of arts and of LL.D. He also attended the Tennessee State University at Nashville, Tenn., in the educational department, and received j honorable recognition. In 1880 he was elected president of ’ the Odd Fellows’ College, Humboldt, ’ Venn. In three years he built the col lege into a strong school with over 400 students. In the early part of the summer of 1883 he was one of the organizers and promoters of a great summer normal at Jackson, Tenn., which numbered among its instructors some of the leading men of the south and such men as Francis Parker of | Chicago. In the same summer he I moved to Arkansas and led in the or gahization of Searcy College as a pri vate enterprise. At once the school sprung into prominence and within two years there was a splendid organ ization with more than 300 pupils in attc-ndarree.^ This was practically the beginning m aggressive work im high er education in Arkansas. Dr. Conger ,was married in 1882 to Miss Carrie McKinney, daughter of Judge McKinney' of Purdy, Tenn. She lived only a few’ months after the ( marriage. In 1884 he was married to: i Muss Tennie Hamififcon, daughter of Dr. E. E. Hamilton of Memphis, Ten nessee. As the remit of this mar- I riage they have four children. In the summer of 1886; without ap plication, Dr. Conger was ehosen as president to lead in Usw organization of a statewide Baptist college for Ar kansas, afterwards named Ouachita College. The board of tcu&tees were in constant prayer day and- night for leadership- A number of names were presented and there were- a number of application's but withonrt. argument Dr. Conger was unanimously ejected, and notified by telegram while he was in Tennessee; and accepted!. He came to Arkansas and took chai-ge ot the colleere without a building, excepting ( i \ t I 1 I < an old frame,, one and a half-stones, without furnitawe, without a* member of the board otf' trustees in the town and without money. The sdiiool open ed the first day with .100 papils and for 21 years there was no brvak hi its progress. Every year marked some improvement until the college became the largest and best-equipped college in the state, wifcfa four good academies belonging to the board of trustees, lo cated at strategic points. The col lege enjoyed a patronage of more than 400 pupils the last six or eight years of his administration, and more than 400 boarders during the last two years before he left. He had much to do with the organisation of what is known as the “affiliated system, in-. eluding Ouachita, Central, and the i four academies, which had an enroll-, ment of more than 400 students. When . he left Ouachita there was an indebt edness of $34,000, interest paid, and’ all the academies out of debt. President Conger had been offered many positions in the college world and finally yielded, in 100-7, to repeat ed solicitations to accept the presi dency of his alma mater at Jactson, Tenn. In taking charge of the uni versity, he reorganized it, and ran its j patronagef up to within four of the largest in the history of the univer sity for 6.', years. He resigned the presidency of the university with the expectation of entering into a business career and moved to Little Rock. After remaining here for nearly two years the friends of our schools, put it upon his conscience to accept the presidency of Central College. Here he has done a most remarkable work in reorganizing, equipping and advertising the institution, until it has become the leading woman’s college of the state—having more young wom en than any other school in Arkansas, and with every available room filled at this writing. President Conger has been secre tary, corresponding secretary, and president of the State Teachers' As sociation of Arkansas. He has trav eled, written and spoken more columi nously on Christion and general edu cation than any other man in the state and has had more college students un der his immediate supervision than I any other man in Arkansas. At pres ent he is vice president of the Arkan sas Baptist State Convention. Dr. Conger is now at the zenith of his usefulness as president of Central Female College and a large field is be fore him. BRING SUIT AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANY From Monday's Daily— Suit was filed in the Faulkner circuit court Saturday by W. H. Gibbs and J. D. Collier against the Spring field Fire and Marine Insurance Co., seeking to recover $800 principal, $96 penalty and $150 attorney’s fees on a policy carried by the plaintiff Gibbs on a piano and household goods, valued in the complaint at $1,447.15, destroyed by fire in Conway in Octo ber. The plaintiffs declare that the defendant has refused to pay the amount of the policy after proper demand had been made. The corn plant states that J. D. Collier is made a party plaintiff for the reason that after the loss occurred Gibbs became indebted to Collier in the sum of $300 and the policy was assigned to him as surety for the indebtedness. > COUNTY CAMPAIGN OPENS ATW00ST1R The county campaign opened at Wooster today, the local candidates •leaving Conway for that place at an early hour this morning. On1 account of the telephone lines being our. of or der, the Log Cabin Democrat m un able to get a report of the first day's speaking. It was expected, however, that on account of the bad roads and disagreeable weather, the crowd tn> hear the speakers would be 3mall. The candidates speak at Kendall to night and at Greenbrier Saturday. Next week they will visit Guy, Enders, Mt. Vernon, Naylor, Holland and Vi lortia, in the order named, and the campaign will close on Monday, Jan uary 5, at Conway CONWAY EDUCATOR IS FAVORITE IN BENTON [>Yof. J. P. Womack and wife of Conway were in Rogers Monday morn ing on tirerr way to spend CLmistmas w#.h refatives at Centtertorc. Prof. Womack il* at the head of the public schools at Conway this year and is a former president of the Arkansas Teachers* Association. We have heard his- name mtimtioned in connection with the race for state super inter deo:t of public instruction, but in answer to a query, he said he was not going- to make the race this year, but might do so .it some future time. Me is a for mes- Benton county boy and would have che support of this county with out doubt any time he wants it.—Rog ers Oemocrat. CLA.KVTS PAID IN THREE DAYS. The- JSisaowri State Life- ib- breaking all records for prompt payment of claims irt this state. The- claim of J, S. Usse-ry and R. L. Wilder of Brat toa. Ark„. were paid this week—the proofs •frn-l'y being out three days on each case-. Claim paying is our busi mse, J. 0. DU1YAWAY. Gen. Agent, Comway, Ark. COMMISSIONER S SALE. Notice is hereby given, that Lit pursuance of the authority an«f directions contained in the decretal order of the Chancery Court of Faulk ner County, made and entered’on the 28th day of November. A D. 1913, 'in a certain cawt' (No. t.V.SS), then pending therein between J E. Scanlan, complainant, and Annias Patton er al, defendants, the undersigned, as Commissioner of S*ut Court, anil offer for sate at public ven due to the highest bidder, at the east door or entrance of the County Courthouse, in which said Court is held, in the County of Faulkner, at 2 o'clock p. m.. on SATURDAY. THE 21ST DAY OF JANU ARY, 1914. the followl'iwr described real estate, to-wit: The fractional southeast quarter of the northeast quarter, and the fractional northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section six (6), Township eight (8) north. Range thirteen (13) west, containing 94 acres, more or less (ex cepting two acres heretofore deeded to Lawson & Parish, and four acres sold to John Pearce), in Faulkner County. Arkansas. Terms of Sale: On a credit of three months, the purchaser being required to execute a lx»nd as required by law and the order and decree of said Court in said cause, with approved se curity. bearing interest at the rate of 10 per cent per annum from date of sale until paid, and a lien being retained on the premises sold to secure the payment of Mie purchase money. Given under my hand this 30th day of Decem ber, A. D 1913 J. H. HARTJE, 29w4t Commissioner in Chancery. CONWAY GIRL IS BELIEVED VICTIM POISONED NEEDLE ATTACK FORT SMITH OFFICERS CARE FOR YOUNG LADY AND SEND HER HOME. That Marie Daves, a young girl traveling alone from Cartersville, Mo., to Conway, Ark., was sought at Fort Smith as a victim by white slavers, who thrust a poisoned needle into her cheek, is the belief expressed by Fort Smith officers, according to a story in yesterday’s Times-Record. The news paper states that if such were the case the efforts of the girl’s assailants were frustrated and the girl tenderly cared for until she could be sent on her way home. There are several families by the name of Daves living in Faulkner county, but it could not be ascertained here today whether the girl reached here. The Times-Record story fol lows: “Has the poisoned needle pang of white slavers made its appearance in this city? Perhaps not, but the ex perience of pretty little Marie Daves, who was traveling’ alone from Carters ville, Mo., to Conway, Ark., is very similar to that reported from the other cities where the gang has been work ing. "If the poison gang had marked her for its victim, the plans were foiled by the watchfulness and quick action of Depot Policeman Phillips and Ma tron Stevens, on duty at the Iron Mountain station. It was about 9:30 last night when Policeman Phillips no ticed the girl acting in a singular man ner. Mrs. Stevens had gone home, as the matron is only on duty during the day,« so Phillips called up Mrs. Stevens and reported the case to' her. He stated that he would keep a strict surveillance on the girl and that if anything happened, that he would call up the matron again. “Mrs. Stevens did not wait for a sec-! ond call, but hastened to the depot. Arriving there, she found the girl in a doze, her head in the lap of a strange lady. Mrs. Stevens tried to arouse the girl but could not. Mrs. Stevens decided that the best thing that could be done for the child, was to take her to her home and keep her there over night and send her to Con way on the early morning train. The woman who had been caring for the girl stated1 that she would see the child safely off aft Conway, but Mrs. Stev ens thought that a certainty beat tak ing any chances, and declined the offer. “On starting for the depot with the child. Mrs. Stevens noticed a prick and a drop of blood on the cheek of the child, but thought nothing of it at the time. “The girl slept like a log all night and in the morning appeared to be a very different person. She stated that soon after she left Cartersville she noticed a strange man following her, hut that he never spoke to her. On arriving here, she was transferred from the union station to the Iron Mountain depot, and that soon there after she was seized with a peculiar feeling and began to grow drow'sy. She had never felt that way before and she was unable to account for it. She stated that her father was to meet her at the depot at Conway. “The expenses of keeping the girl over in the city were defrayed by the Transient Travelers' Aid Society, an organization of ladies of this city who hare instructed the matrons to take charge of this kind and of persons who are traveling through the city and have not the means to secure such aid as they may need while- in this city.”' BAGS 45 DUCKS. James Glenn of Greenbrier returned last night from Lonoke county, bring ing with him a string of 45 ducks which he says he killed yesterday morning. He distributed them araong his friends in Conway. WIN PRIZE MIRROR. Mrs. Cora Skillern of Viloma Sat urday won the mirror offered by the W. W. Westmoreland Furniture Co., as a prize to his customers. The num ber of the ticket which drew the prize was SO. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. Thi Kind You Have Always Bought Boars the Signature of Pathe’s Weekly will be shown twice a week—on W'ednesdays and Satur days at the Grand. WHITE SERVANTS’ GOOD WORK Did Much Toward Building Up tha South in the Days Before the Revolution. Socially the white servant was an Important factor in helping to build up a landed aristocracy in the south, be cause he made possible the cultivation of extensive areas of land, declares a writer in Harper’s Magazine. But in the course of a few years he became a free citizen and owner of a small estate. Thus was developed a yeoman class, a much needed democratic ele ment in the southern colonies, while at the same time settlers were secured for the black lands, where they were needed to protect the frontier. Never theless, they did not form a distinct class after becoming freedmen. Some were doubtless the progenitors of the “poor white trash" of the south, but it is likely that environment rather than birth was the main factor in producing this class. While comparatively few rose to prominence, yet there are some notable examples to the contrary. Two signers of the Declaration of Inde pendence, George Taylor and Mathew Thornton; Charles Thompson, the sec retary of the continental congress, and General Sullivan of revolutionary war ffcthe, had all been white servants. It is certain also that many became suc cessful planters, and perhaps the ma jority respectable and desirable citi zens. MADE UP OF LITTLE THINGS Small Events Count for Much More in Life Than Those We Consider of Importance. We love little things, we hate little things, we fear little things; our lives are knit up with little things from the time we are born to the day we die. Rig things draw us up to Heaven or crush us down to hell. Little things live beside us on the earth, eat and sleep with us, laugh and grumble with us, catch the early train with us, or make us miss it, irritate and appease us—never leave us alone for a min ute. That is why they are so much more important than the big things—the things that only come once in a way, at long intervals, and even then are nearly always the result of a hundred and one tittle things combined. To be crushed by a large misadven ture is natural, but to fall a victim to a series of petty misfortunes is hu miliating. There are many who would prefer to break their necks once and for all by falling off a mountain, than to bruise their whole bodies and dis locate th^ir tempers by the daily stumbling over a moIe-hfTI. It is the little things that count—the satisfac tion of climbing Mount Olympus is a poor sort of attainment if the scores and scores of pleasant details which wait upon success be absent.—From the Atlantic. Saying Came True. The discovery that Sco-ttish bank notes have actually been forged witfc^ in the walls of Peterhead convict prison recalls am amusing incident. Unlike the notes of the Rank of England (which are destroyed as soon as they find their way back to the bank.), notes on Scottish banks are put in circulation again and again. The result is that some of these notes get very dirty, the ouepoundi notes get ting particularly grubby and worn in the course of their travels An English barrister who was once given a sheaf of these notes in pay ment of a large amount, regarded them with horror for a few seconds, holding them delicately between his thumb a-nd finger. “Now,” he said, holding them at arm's length, now I understand the meaning of that saying about -filthy lucer.' ** In the Nureery. It does not mean that a woman can not take charge of her own children's bringing-up simply because she puts theta in a nursery. She can take charge of them as wet! in a nursery as out at one. If they are in charge of a governess, however, she should be a woman who can be thoroughly trust eft Tn these days of mothers’ help ers; Che young woman who fills that po sition would have the supervision of the nursery in a house where she was employed, and she should be chosen with- the greatest care. For the whole value of the nursery idea is that the children who are brought up in a nursery lead a quieter, more untraru meled life than they do when they live out of the nursery—Exchange Trick of the Orator, Disraeli, whose eloquence Lord Cur zon ranks below that o/ Gladstone, tried hard to give his hearers the im pression that he was not in the habit of preparing his speeches. Discussing Dlunket's oratory with Disraeli, Lord Granville remarked that the Irish statesman hesitated so long for a word that he seemed to be on the point of breaking down. Lord bless you,* Disraeli exclaimed "Did that take you in’ Why, that is part of the trick. I have often done it to make it appear that my speech has not been pre pared ” Astronomical. That the space between earth and the stars is occupied with some medi um that resists the rays of light is the belief, among others, of the astrono mers Birkeland and See, who say that t!«e whole sky is suffused with nebu lous material. Doctor Birkeland thinks the matter scattered throipth the in terstellar spaces exceeds in mass the aggregate of the suns and planeta. ~ -*'**• ■—— * *• — v --J. i WHS FIRST AMERICAN BANK KM tMtm.t'0* That l—t Wr 000 in Scrip In 1714 In Accord* That Honor. The drat bunk ln~Amerlca, located on State street. Boston, loaned money on real estate, personal Property and imperishable merchandise, though it bad not the privilege of is»«lng money, then a prerogative of the Bay, State colony. After a few years Bos ton s first branch discontinued bust' ness and was started in 1714, ten years after the first newspaper was printed in Boston. The new.kankear rled on business and issued $400,000 in scrip on the basis now sought by cer tain financial promoters and readers. It was scrip and nothing but scrip and consequently the bank was short-lived. In 1742 a land bank was founded by several hundred subscribers who gath ered in Boston as the bankers are meeting today and who attempted1 to relieve the scarcity of specie by to suing scrip based on real estate hold ing*. A specie bank was also founded about the same time, but both insti tutione found it as impossible to com pete with the “bills orf credit" issued by nearly every colony as it would be today to rival the government in mint ing money. All this paper money rap idly depreciated in value, owing to the constant amd heavy expenditure for military movements of offense and de fense against, the Canadian French and their Indian allies. Id 17S2, during the revolution, the Bank of North America of Philadel phia received a charter from congress, and its operations in the Bay State in spired the establishment of the Bank of Massachusetts in March1, 1784. an institution which ia still in operation as the First National bank of Boston. —National Magazine. HER RIGHTS IN THE HOME Woman Contend* That Wife's Service* Are Worth More Than Food and Raiment—Her Remedy. Is a woman's life worth' only her food and clothing? In every position on earth, except that of a wife, a per son is entitled to wages A wife gen erally does all that a servant would do, and a great deal more, works more hours a day than a man and goes through ordeals that are almost beyond human endurance, yet many wives db endure this for half a century with only enough to eat and keep tb»m warm, never having an extra dollar to spend. They even hsgve to ask for money to buy postage stamps. I think a woman should have’ abso lute control of all household affairs She should watch corners and know how to deal wisely. She should be al lowed to manage her house in what ever way seems best to her. She should have enough of an allowance no cover necessary expenses, and a spe cial allowance for her individual needs, and should never have to ask for it.— Extract from a letter written by a woman on the subject of a wife’s ex penditures, in Farm and Fireside. Cora Belle’s Team. Cora Belle’s team would bring a smile to the soberest face alive. Sheba ts a tall, lanky old mare. Once she was bay In color, but the years have added gray hair until now she is roan. Being so long legged she strides along at an amazing pace which her mate. Balaam, a little donkey, finds. It hard to keep up with. Balaam, like Sheba, is full of years. Once bis glossy brown coat was the pride of some Mexican’s heart, but time has added to his color also, and now he is blue Hls eyes are sunken and dim, bis ears no longer stand up in true donkey style, but droop dejectedly He has to trot, hls best to keep up with Sheba's slowest stride. About every three miles ho balks, but little Cora Belle doesn't call it balking, she say* Balaam has stopped to rest, am! they sit and wait till he is ready to trot along again That is the kind of lay out which drew up before our door that evening —The Atlantic. Flight of Flies. That the fly is a peripatetic afld what the politicians call a good mixer is well known. The linear extent of his peregrinations is, however, still a matter of dispute. And as he certainly carries with him and distributes infec tion, whenever there is any to be had. the more or less exact determination of his maximum range is of great prac tical importance. At one time he was thought to be very much of a -home body," never wandering more than a tew hundred or a thousand feet irom his. birthplace. Then observations made in England and elsewhere threw ioubt ypon this conclusion, and it was finally proved that he may travel at least a mile from home. Sow comes along iYof C. F. Hodga With a 600 per cent, extension of the record, and the opinion that flies are able to travel much farther than is commonly supposed.’ —New York we tting Post London's Youthful Bobbies. Has anybody noticed the number of youthful policemen about London re cently ’ asks the Chronicle. Of course, it is the result of the grant of one day a week rest to the force and the con sequent enlistment of new recruits One thing is particularly striking -the extraordinary resemblance of these £???• slpn,ier- clean-shaven London bobbies to the pictures of the Roman soldier holding his post at Pompeii S lari ST °f a8h"8 an<i burn ng lava .he resemblance is oven more vivid in the iase of the city than of rh “;f’tro"°:han l^ice on account helmet. CC,aD character of the city'* A •* ‘-1 o rcajanutr?