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PLANTERS AND STOCKMEN The Arkansas Live Stock in surance Co., Chartered Under the Laws of the State. The attention of planters and stock * men is called to the above company, whose principal office is at Little Rock, and who have been doing an extensive business throughout the state issuing regular and special policies of insur ance, insuring live stock against death by any cause. Common stock may be insured at common value, 8 per cent of the amount of the insurance for two years. Special, valuable stock may be insured in special policies at a rate of 8 per cent of the amount of the insurance for two years. The follow ing letters are offered that those who contemplate insuring may know the record of the company. t (COPY) j Newport, Jackson county, Ark. Feb. 3d, 1902. ' Ark. Live Stock Ins. Co., j Little Rock, Ark. \ Gents:—Your letter of Jan. 31, 1902, containing check for $75 as full pay ment for loss of my horse insured in j1 your company under policy No. 1183, received. Many thanks for same and cheerfully recommend your company to all brother planters. Respectfully, Henry N. Kencke. _ c (copy) c Monticello, Ark., l-6-’02. Ark. Live Stock Ins. Co., Little Rock, Ark. 1 Gents:—Your letter of the 8th inst«* * with check for $7S$nas been received in full payment of one bull insured * Dec. 3, 1901. f j I hold policies against 5 other arii- r mals and should I decide to insure feny 1 others will do fso with your eomp/ny, c whom I recommend to all plantei/s. ' 1 Respectfully, j ^ Ed Spence/r, General Merchant. (copy/ » Englac/d Arf’ i*31'’02 To whom it may coi/cernl This is to certify /hat or1 '3e 2^^h of Dec., 1901, I sustained th* ^°88 °f on® horse insured With fcb' Ark. Live Stock Ins. Co., oft Little Rock, Ark., under policy No^ 1073, on the 30th of Jan. 1002, Mr. J- W. Hagg, President of the comply, called on me after I sent proof *>f loss and paid $75 in full as per agreement. I cheerfully recon*naend the com pany to any one desiring insurance on live stock as being reliable and prompt. Respectfully, Attest: Wm. Terrell. J. A. Garlington, J. B. Gray, England, Ark. Dumas, Ark., Feb. 4, 1902. This is to certify that I suffered loss by the death of one horse valued at $75. I received draft for payment of same and am entirely satisfied by the promptness of the Ark. Live Stock Ins. Co. R. W. Watson. England, Ark., Jan. 30, 1902. ro whom it may concern:— This is to certify that on the 17th lay of Jan., 1902, I sustained the loss )f one mule insured with the Arkan sas Live Stock Insurance Co., under policy No. 1072 and on the 30th inst. r. W. Hagg, president of the com >any called and paid me in full for same. I cheerfully recommend the :ompany as being reliable and prompt. Respectfully, Attest: E. J. Jackson. B. Gray, L A. Gnrlington. (COPY) Carlisle, Lonoke county, Ark. Feb. 3d, 1902. Irk. Live Stock Ins. Co., Little Rock, Ark. Gents: — Your letter containing heck as full payment of my loss un [er policy No. 1254 received. Wishing 'our company every success, I am respectfully, Attest: J. T. Skinner. L B. Laws, L E. Davis. Rotan, Desha county, 2-3-’02. Lrk. Live Stock Ins.'Co., Little Rock, Ark. Gents: — Your Mr. Peartree called on ae today and paid me in full for my ass, to my entire satisfaction. Loss ccuring on the day of Jan. 29.—one orse. Wm. Gilbert. General agent for Northeastern Ar ansas. Guy L. Hatfield. Newport, Ark. J. A. Yarbrough, Weldon, Ark. -p hobb/NOT hobbled. Leaves His Creditors in Lurch and is Thought to Have Robbed Davis’ Safe. W. E. Hobb, a young man of neat appearance, who came here from In diana a short while ago, and was em ployed at W. R. O’Neal’s, has folded his tent and as silently slipped away as any Arab was ever known to have done. But he leaves in his wake sev eral creditors who with the officers of the law are trying to locate and bring him back. At the Cottage Hotel he leaves an unpaid board bill amounting to 86 and a similar account for §30 at Davis’ restaurant on upper Fi'ont street. The most serious offense, however, of which he is accused, is the robbing of the safe and money drawer at Davis’ restaurant. Wednesday night, about 12 o’clock, he was sitting in Davis’ restaurant in conversation with Officer Huffman, when the clerk retired and later Huff man left for a patrol of the street. Thursday morning it was found that the safe and money drawer had been robbed, and as Hobb had jump ed his bills and was last seen at the restaurant, he is thought to have com mitted the robbery. He probably left town on one of the early morning trains, and is thought to have gone to Jonesboro. He is a nicely dressed young man, about six feet tall, good figure and clean shaven, broad face. LAWRENCE COUNTY CONVENTION. Republicans of Lawrence County Hold a Lively Meeting—Fight of Insurgents Against Endorse ment of State Committee. Black Rock, April 16.—The Lawrence county republican convention was held here today and a lively time was had. Vigorous speeches were made by H. F. Auten and George G. Dent, insurgents, and upon the proposition to endorse the state centralcommittee, eleven men stood up and excitement ran high. The following delegates were elected to the state convention: F. W. Tucker, T. J. Sharum, N. F. Coffee. The fol lowing ticket was placed in the field: Representative,T. J. Sharum; sheriff, Galvin Little; county clerk, Jay J. Bryan; circuit clerk, L. J. Coffey; county judge, G. G. Dent; treasurer, W. W. Marshall; assessor, Arthur De land. For excitement the Davis and Rector campaign is not in it all. WELDON WARBLING S. Mr. F. M. /aughn’s only son, Oscar, is very sick. Buffalo gnats are ver}' bad, but there are no reports of any damage. Messrs. Boon & Tislow made a trip to Newport this week on business, giving notice of their dissolution of partnership. The Weldon hoop and lumber com pany is now dissolved and the boys are scattering. The public school ground looks like a clearing, as the timber has been topped and limbs trimmed. Mr. Guy Glover, of the Ridge, was over Sunday calling on one of our fair young ladies. Call again, Guy. There is some talk of a mill being erected east of Mr. Fallen’s, as there is a fine body of timber in that sec tion. Mr. Glover, of the Ridge, has been with us for over a week, helping A. W. Kelly, Esq. finish a dwelling on the Gibson farm. The Weldon correspondent did not get drowned in the recent rains as was reported; he managed to keep afloat on logs and chunks, and you may ex pect to hear from him again. ATTORNEY GENERAL AFTER BEEF TRUST. Washington, April 15.—In a letter from Attorney General Knox relative to the so-called beef trust to Repre sentative Ray of New York, chairman of the house committee on the judici ary, Mr. Knox- states that he directed some time ago a thorough investiga tion to be made by one of the district attorneys of the United States for the purpose of ascertaining whether in fact such combination existed and whether if so its operations were in j violation of any federal statute. SHELL BUTTON INDUSTRY. * Assuming Great Proportions On White River, With Newport as a Trading Center. Hon. Gustave Jones, one of the lead ing attorneys of Newport, is in the city on business before the supreme court. To a “Democrat” reporter he said: “An industry has arisen on White river that is remarkable. I speak of the mussel-shell industry. The shells are lined with mother-of-pearl, which makes a button or superior quality. There is in Newport an average of $10,000 paid out for shells and for the labor of getting out, hauling, shipping, etc. Dealers pay $8 a ton for the shells. An average of thirty carloads a week is shipped out of Newport and Jacksonport. It is difficult to get com mon labor of any kind outside of this industry. The Valley Button Company will soon have its 100-machine factory in operation, but they cannot use more than 100 carloads annually.” REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Adler-Goldman Com. Co., to M.. S. Littleton, 40 acres 10-11-2, $850. W. H. Heiffingion and wife to W. D. Plant, 40 acres 35-10-5, $150. M. M. Stuckey, executor of last will of Lucinda Akins, deceased, to Emma Ingram, 140 acres 27, 34, 35-13-3. M. M. Stuckey, executor of last will of Lucinda Akins, deceased, to Mar garet Brockmire, 140 acres 27, 34, 35-13-3. m. m. btucicey, executor of last will of Lucinda Akins, deceased, to Jose phine McNair, 140 acres 27, 34, 35 13-3. M. M. Stuckey, executor of last will of Lucinda Akins,deceased, to James Alfred Akins, 140 acres 27, 34, 35-13 3. Mv M. Stuckey, executor of last will of Lucinda Akins, deceased, to Eliza beth Ray, 1<*9 acres 27-13-3. W. D. Williams to J. Irving Riddle, 800 acres 28-9-1, §2400. Jno. M. Cook and wife to A. J. Roberts, 40 acres 23-11-2, §215.75. A. J. Roberts to R. L. Gilliam, 40 acres 23-11-2, §500. S. Wolff and I. Goldman to R. L. Gil liam, 120 acres 12, 13, 14-11-2, §1000. J. B. Lashlee and wife to R. L. Gilliam, 160 acres 14-11-2, §500. W. B. Chastain to M. M. Stuckey, lot 4, block H, Chastain’s Addition to Newport, §55. ANDERSON INDICTED. Was Located In Montana and Return ed to Arkansas to Answer for Embezzlement at Stutt gart. Little Rock, Ark., April 16.—Infor mation comes from DeWitt of the in dictment on two counts of B. K. An derson, on the charge of embezzling 810,000 from the Pacific Express Com pany and the Cotton Belt railroad, of which he was joint agent at Stuttgart, in October, 1900. The affair created considerable of a sensation at the time, and heavy rewards were offered for his apprehension. After his de parture from the place, where he had been held in high esteem until his al leged crime, nothing was heard of him until December, 1901, when a Pinker ton detective discovered and arrested him at Hamilton, Mont., where he was passing under the name of B. A. Keith, being engaged in a profitable sheep raising business at Corvallis. He was a fine appearing man, and spent his money freely, making many friends in his new home. His bond has been fixed at $7,000, which he has so far been unable to give. His case was continued for this term of court. WORKED FOR LITTLE. Little Rock, April 15.—A strange case came to light before Commission er O’Hair, when Clyde Biggs was ar raigned on-tlie charge of rifling a mail pouch of two registered letters from which he took $1 to buy candy. He is only 14 years of age and has been car rying the star route from Heber to Shiloh, a distance of fifteen miles, swimming Red river each way, for which the contractor paid him only 20 cents for a round trip. He was bound over to the grand jury. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Joe Williams, Newport, and Ida Ad kinson, Newport. Madison J. Welshimer, Bradford, and Mrs. Kate Maloy, Bradford. Geo. W. Kelley, Swifton, and Anr Rodgers, Swifton. . 4 r.f . ii .in.. FURNISHES HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS. R. P. Lucado, State Superintendent of Children’s Home Society, Asks Assistance in His Work. The state superintendent of the Children’s Home Society of Arkansas, R. P. Lucado, of Little Rock, was in Newport Thursday, fenlisting the aid c f our people in the noble, humanitarian work of providing homes for orphan children. The work of the society is supported by charitable donations, but with the accomplishment of so much good to its credit, its support has be come not only aVvorthy charity, but a state duty that is recognized. Mr. Lucado informs the Indepei ent that over a hundred orphans w last year provided with homes, and this means much, for the children are given only to those who have estab lished that they are morally fit and financially able to train and educate them. Newport has contributed fourteerj' ' children to this society, three of the* being sent from here during t)ae pflp year, and all of them are no’fr in gc^L homes. Among those from here tip provided for were the five Phillips children, three Boykins’ and one fit tie Adams boy. To show how well they have been cared for, Mr. Lucado brought up the case of the youngest Phillips child, who is now in the home of the manager of one of the largest Pine Bluff lumber companies. This child spent last Sum mer in Europe and has been made the only heir of the adopted father who is as devoted to the little one as to an own child. YARBROUGH-FQLSOM. Mr. Jack Yarbrough, Salesman for D. W. & A. G. Anderson, Weds Miss Annie Folsom, Editress of Augusta Vidette. Augusta, April 15.—At an early hour yesterday morning a surprise wedding took place at the Commercial Hotel at t is place. The contracting parties were Miss Annie Folsom and Mr. Jack Yarbrough. Miss Folsom is editress of the Vidette at this place. She has many friends who wish her much happiness. Mr. Yarbrough is a drummer from Newport, and is to be congratulated t on winning such a charming wfl»man Miss Annie for a pajrtuer tbro1i§giMj£<? -■A*——*, After the marriagje the happy couple left for a wedding trip. The bride is /Le daughter of Col W. W. Folsom ctf the Hope Gazette, a sis ter of Mr,''W\ B. Folsom of the Brink ley Argus, and has for some time been editor and owner of the Augusta Vi dette. She is a most accomplished newspaper woman, and will have the good wishes of the fraternity in this her latest venture. HOLDEN SAYS ROCK ISLAND. All Doubt as to Purchaser of Choctaw Removed by Announcement Lom Vice-President Holden. .Mr. C. A. Bradley, chief clerk to Mr. J. F. Holden, vice-president of the Choctaw, received the following mes sage from Mr. Holden from Philadel n • “C. A. Bradley, Little Rock: “It can be definitely stated that the Rock Island is the purchaser. “J. F. Holden.” This settles all doubt about the ques tion as to what road was the purchaser of the Choctaw. ' GOV. DAVIS WILL REST. Little Rock, April 16.—Gov. Jeff Davis and his private secretary, Mr. Charles Jacobson, are going to take a long rest. It is announced that they will leave some time this week for Washington, D. C., for a brief v’sit, whence will go to the State of Wash ington for an outing in the vicinity of Spokane. During their absence the affairs of state will be in the hands of Acting Governor M. P. Huddleston. They will be gone about a month. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. Furnished by Local Commission Office of V. M. Ake & Co. COTTON. New York—May 9.14, 9.16; July 9.06, 9.07; August 8.88, 8.89; Sept. 8.31, 8.38; Oct. 8.14, 8.16. Spots 9 3-8; steady; sales 69. New Orleans—May 9.23, 9.24; July 9.32,9.33; August 9.08, 9.09; Sept. 8.41, 1 8.42; Oct. 8.02, 8.03. j Spots, 9 1-4; sales 20,000. f . --—Newport Builders’ Supply and Hard ware Company HIGH GRADE MS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. '1 ' ' ■ Quality Our First (Consideration ..PRICES ALWAYS REASONABLE., — V - —- -—- ~ -— -----— I Henry ©wen PHYSICIAN, SURGEON ANA OCULIST. ■> _____ '•VCR BAILEY BROS’. DRV iiOODS STORE The Daily Independent by mail or carrier, ioc per week.