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McRAE DESERTS JONES.
Latter’s Criticism of Clarke for Urg ing Payment of Hudson Bank Bonds Brings McRae to Arms.—Clarke Offers To Buy Trust Stock. Congressman Thomas C. McRae, the life-long political friend of Senator Jones is now in arms against the sen ator and proposes to use his active in fluence in bringing about his (Jones’) defeat. To this end, he has contri buted to ex-Governor Clarke’s cam paign in furnishing him a letter writ ten by Jones from this city, after at tacking Clarke’s position as attorney for the Hudson Bank bond claimants, trying to square himself with McRae, / who was also an attorney for these claimants. Congressman McRae did not satisfy himself with exposing this side-play of the Senator’s, who privately justi fied the congressman’s position while publicly attacking his opponent’s, the ‘ex-Governor. He did more in an able defense of the justice of the demands 1 of the Hudson Bank bond owners. | In his speech at Lonoke Saturday, B Clarke gave Jones a surprise in offer ing to pay 8100 for 8100 worth of stock in the American Cotton Company, but the proposition was accepted. Clarke then said “all I want is to get behind the scenes of this trust and then in stead of hitting it in the high places, I will tell you all about it from the standpoint of a stockholder.” The senatorial fight is evidently waxing warm. EAGLE MAY BE A CANDIDATE. Three Cornered Fight for Arkansas Senatorship Seems Probable. Little Rock, Ark., October 1.—The rumors circulating in several sections of the state relative to the prospect ive candidacy of ex-Governor James P. Eagle, for the United States Senate, were partially confirmed by that gen tleman late this evening. Governor Eagle has been absent several days holding a revival in Lonoke county, and returned to Little Rock last night. When seen today and asked regarding the rumors, he said: “Well, I hardly know what to say. I did tell you some weeks ago that I was not a candidate, nor would I make a scramble for the high place, but you will remember I told you also that I was not afraid to run, if the people would have a chance to settle the matter. Now, I understand the sen atorship will be left to the people at a uniform Democratic primary, and, WXJllC; L UU IJVJL PctJ jJUDlllVDlJ LUrtU X will be a candidate, you can state that I may enter the field later on. I am considering the matter carefully, and will let the people know in due time what I will do. I have plenty of sub stantial encouragement, especially since the present personal campaign started between the two distinguished gentlemen now appearing in joint discussion over the state. " _t ) t_ GENTRY IS COMING. The society editor will probably overlook the arrival in this city of Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, but society itself will not be so careless. True, Mr. Snyder does not pretend to be a gentleman, nor can Mrs. S. boast the proud title of lady. Notwithstanding this handicap the couple are very popular in Newport. They are charm ing entertainers, graceful dancers, elegant dressers, popular everywhere and never gossip about their “nabors.” Neither was ever known to speak harshly and their nature is at all times manifest. They have both traveled extensively, but never bore one by long drawn out descriptions of the many sights they have seen. The children ’ove them and they love the children. In fact, every fond mother wishes her little ones to spend an afternoon or evening with Mr. and Mrs. Snyder. She knows they will enjoy themselves immensely because this pair are only two of the beautiful little animals among the 300 compris ing Gentry Brothers’ famous trained animal exhibition which will make this city a visit for one day, Friday Oct. 11, afternoon and evening. INSPECT THE LINE. Mayor Grubbs and Captain F. W. Tucker In the Party of Officials Looking Over the S. M. & A. Track. A special train in charge of Con ductor Charles D. Hays came in over the S. M. & A. road last night from Cape Girardeau, bringing President Newman Erb, of New York; Chief Engineer W. C. Combs, of Cape Gi rardeau; General Manager E. F. Blomeyer, of Cape Girardeau, General Attorney F. E. Burroughs, of Cape Girardeau, I. M. Dillenhoefer and I. B. Henry, of New York; R. E. Rom bauer, of St. Louis; J. \V. Grubbs, of Newport, Ark.; J. H. Mitchell, of Chicago, and F. \V. Tucker, of Clover Bend, Ark., who stopped at the Quinn last night for supper, after which they took the south-bound passenger for Pocahontas, Ark. The gentlemen, all of whom are officers or directly interested in the new road, will in spect the line from the Arkansas town to this city. It is asserted that one object of the trip is to interest New York and Chicago capitalists in the road. The S. M. & A. is either the property of one of the main lines or will become such as soon as it is made valuable. in conversation recently with a gen tleman who .is on the inside of affairs, he stated decisively that the Illinois Central had no direct connection with the road, but that it was entirely in dependent. It was stated, however, that the road would be for sale as soon as it proved valuable to one of the larger systems.—Poplar Bluff Sentinel. COLONEL MINOR HONORED. Col L. Minor on Thursday morning received his commission, bearing the signature of the governor, secretary of state and major general, to be bri gadier-general of Arkansas state guard and reserve militia, which* makes Colonel Minor the third rank ing officer in the state. The appoint ment is a good one, which we heartily endorse. It is another instance of the good judgment of Major W. H. Haynes,who intends to subdivide the state for the present and until the several compan ies have organized their military com panies into two military divisions, to be designated Division No. 1, all of that part of the state north of the Ar kansas river, and Division No. 2, that part of the state south of the Arkan river. mese nvo envisions are to be commanded respectively by Bri gadier-General Minor and Brigadier General Green. Major-Gen. Haynes says: ‘‘In nominating these officers for appointment, it was my opinion that the well-known zeal of these men warranted the conviction that in their respective fields of duty they would materially assist in the reorganization of the state guard. Moreover, I am satisfied each of them possesses the necessary ability, energy and military experience—both being veterans—to do honor to our state.” It is currently reported and gener ally understood that Major T. J. Wat son, iate of Minor’s army, will be ap pointed quartermaster-general on the staff of the brigadier-general. BETTER POLITICS. It is encouraging to observe the changed tone of the yellow journals since the death of McKinley. They seem to have come to a realizing sense of their duty to the public and no longer pursue a firgititious course. Public men, likewise, have assumed a more moderate tone and no longer talk in the language of anarchy. This is as it should be. Violent publications and violent speeches have done their worst. Political discussion will henceforward be moved to and maintained on a higher plane. Vociferousness will not be accepted as authority nor blackguard ism as wisdom. Political discussion will be calmer and more rational. Invective will be less dealt in. Pat riotism will rise above partisanism and the country will be educated rather than bulldozed.—Commercial Appeal. * MISTAKEN FOR A DEER. Chuck Miller in Critical Condition As Result of a Shot Made By James Earls Near Remmel Friday. Chuck Miller, eighteen years of age, while out hunting two and a half miles east of Remmel Friday afternoon, September 27th, was shot in the thigh by James Earls, another hunter, who mistook Miller, moving among the trees and thick underbrush, for a deer and fired. The hounds had been upon the trail 1 of deer and young Earls knew nothing of the fact that his own father and Miller were in the same woods, hav ing joined the chase. Earls carried a 38 winchester and the ball entered Miller’s hip and has not been located. The wound is evi- 1 dently a very serious one owing to the 1 part of the body affected and at last reports, Miller was in a very critical condition. NEWPORT THE OBJECTIVE POINT President Newman Erb, of the South Missouri and Arkansas Rail road, while in conversation with Mayor Jas. W. Grubbs en route from Cape Girardeau to Poplar Bluff, as sured him that the intention fcf this road was still to come to Newport. He said that there could be no doubt that they would soon be run ning into Pocahontas, as the contract for the construction thus far had been let and was to be completed by Jan uary 1st. Newport was named as one of the objective points in toe charter of the S. M. & A. and from the encourage ment given Mr. Grubbs by the high est official of the rpad, there is every reason to believe the construction work will next year be taken up from Pocahontas to this city. RUTHERFORD GLENN. The marriage of Miss Sophia Ruth erford to Mr. Edgar Glenn, as an nounced last week, will take place at the Presbyterian church today at 2 o’clock, Rev. J. E. Latham perform ing the ceremony. Messrs. Carter Fitzhugh, J. W. Butler^ Jr., W. D. Watts and M. M. Rutherford will be the attendants. Messrs. Reed Butler, Charles Metcalf, John Morrow and Wash Ball will act as ushers. The bride and groom will leave on the 2:40 train for St. Louis and other points. Soon after their return they will begin housekeeping in the hand some residence on Spring Street now occupied by Mr. C. B. Lewis.—Bates ville Bee (Wednesday). DESTROYED BY FIRE. The large frame house occupied by John Taylor, upon the farm of T. S. Stephens down on the Island, was totally destroyed by fire Wednesday night between twelve and one o’clock. The fire caught from a defective fine and the house was so soon wrap ped in flames, that the occupants had to escape in their night clothes, all the contents being lost. Two thousand pounds of seed cot ton, stored on one porch was burned and the loss on household goods was probably 8250. The house was valued at 8750 and no insurance was carried either upon residence or contents. CHANGE IN SCHEDULE. Time table, No. 160 went into effect October 1st, making a change in the time of four trains on the Iron Moun tain. Number 54 is put back on its old time 11:22 a. m., while 68 is changed from 9:21 to 8:58 p. m. The South bound local freight is now due to leave at 7:00 a. m. instead of 8:00 a. m. and passenger 67, the St. Louis & Hot Springs Express, is now due at 6:01 a. m. BITTEN BY A MAD DOG. A small boy, while picking cotton in a field near Weldon Wednesday after noon about four o’clock,was bitten by a mad dog and in less than two hours was taken so sick as to be unable to walk. The facts as learned were very meagre and neither the name of the party nor the present condition of the boy could be learned. « v^ar-u-Tf- Tit' win■.’amt -■-ctci.a-'.Ttnjjtxanrort GOVERNMENT REPORT. Shows General Impairment of Cot ton Crop Conditions—Averages of Various States. iiy Cotter Wire. The monthly report of the statistician for the department of agriculture shows the average condition of cotton an September 25th to have been 61.4 j is compared with 71.4 on the 24th day if the preceding month, 67 on Octo ier 1, 1900, 62.4 at the corresponding late in 1S99 and 70.3 the monthly Oct iber average for the last ten years. Rarely has so general an impair ment of conditions been reported as he department’s various crop report ing agencies make in this report. Bearing witness to this, there is a de cline of 9 points in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and rennessee; 8 in Georgia and Louis ana; 10 in Louisiana and Arkansas; 12 in Mississippi; 10 in Texas; 15 in Indian Territory and 12 in Missouri. While the condition in Georgia and Louisiana is still one point above the L0 year average of those states, the reports from every other cotton growing state compares unfavorably ..I4L 4-L ^ __... s~\ i i t . • i " uu, a \ V/V IWUUJ VUI1U 1L1VJI1. Following is the average condition of the different states: South Carolina, 67. Georgia, 715. Florida, 65. Alabama, 65. Missis sippi, 66. Louisiana, 52. Texas, 51. Arkansas, 51. Missouri, 61. Indian rerritory, 61. COTTON CROP REPORT. The government weather bureau crop report for week ending Tuesday Dctober 1st, announces that higher temperatures were general, with an ilmost total absence of rain. There was no frost and no damage to the crops is reported from that of the previous week. The mean temperature at Newport was 72 and the total precipitation sero.* Cotton has opened rapidly and pick ing has been pushed under the favor able weather conditions. In some lo calities, the entire crop is reported as eeing open, and will all be gathered in the first picking. In other localities the crop will be gathered by the last 3f October; in some few places by the middle of that month. The crop is sufficiently far enough advanced to indicate that the yield will be shorter than was at first expected. NORTHEAST SECTION. Cherry Valley, Cross County—Geo. Misner—The weather has been hot ind dry; good weather to make cot ton open, and favorable for picking cotton and harvesting hay, which has progressed rapidly. An unusual amount of wheat and ry.e being sown Ibis year. Gregory, Woodruff county—G. S. Fowler—Heavy dews; cool nights. Dolton picking general and progress ing; yield light. Corn gathering gen sral. MARRIAGE LICENSES. S. H. Jackson, Lynn and Louella Nugent, Newport. G. T. Henry, Paroquet, and Lizzie Kelley, Paroquet. Jas. Montamat, Rerntnel and Rette Burton, Layton. Frank W. Lynn, Newport and Hen rietta Pettit, Newport. Albert Story, Tuekerman and Mrs. Alice Young, Hazel Grove. J. T. Nicholson, Swifton, and Er nest Maxwell, Swifton. Thurlow-Bacon, Newport and Sallie Humes, Newport. Griffin Johnson Auvergne and Mrs. (Annie Holladay, Auvergne. James Smith, Newport and So pronia Bolurngrath, Newport. Robt. R. Scantlin, Bradford and Abbie Bright, Grand Glaize. D. H. Busby, Kenyon and Maggie Dunavan, Kenyon. Jno. D. Davis, Newport and Mary B. Fletcher, Newport. Edgar Thomason, Tupelo and Mrs Kate Henson, Tupelo. Riley McMillon, Newport and Lizzie Jibbons, Newport. tdr-; BtmBKMIK 1 r.'Zl'Mf JM-f -..tf'.c • V^rm JT.TW — ~n PI I — CONSTRUCTION CERTAIN. EM. Stayton, Attorney for the Morn ing Star Returns With Assurances From the President of the Road that the Construc tion Work Will Soon Commence. The long looked for and much talk ad of Morning Star Railroad will soon ae under process of construction, is he announcement of J. M. Stayton, ittorney for the road, who returned Friday morning from New York City, ivhere he received this assurance, di rect from the lips of the president of he Morning Star Railroad, Mr. C. II. Jackson. Mr. Stayton made the trip to the iVall Street metropolis in the interest af the road, where with Colonel E. D. dhadick, he consulted President Jack ion. In the building of any road, the nost important step is the floating of die bonds, and those of the Morning star, it can now be authoritatively an lounced, will be accepted by eapital sts of sufficient means to insure the '•mist riici inn nf Hip nrcnnaprl rmif-o Mr. Jackson is a business mar, plain spoken in regard to his purposes and conservative in all promises. He has men assured that the bonds of the •oad will be accepted and has no hesi :ancy now in announcingthe good lews. Colonel Chadick will return to this city in about fifteen or twenty days, is soon as the details looking toward die construction of the road, can be concluded and then the actual work if grading and laying the rails will be commenced in earnest. The advantages of the Morning Star Railroad to this city and to this sec don of Arkansas as an outlet to the cicli mineral deposits of the counties north, have many times been recount ed. It is with unanimity that these idvantages are appreciated by the people, who will rejoice to know the road on paper is soon to be transform ed to one of steel rails on the good nard earth of Jackson county. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Henderson Parrott and wife to Wm. Parrott, one acre in 21-13-2, *50. State of Arkansas to Nathan Gra ham, 80 arr^s 1(5-14-2. United States to Thomas H. Stewart, 159 acres 29-10-3, by homestead. United States to heirs of Amanda F. Stewart, 41.20 acres 29-10-3, by home stead. W. A. Joyce and wife to W. F. Bishop, 200 acres, 14-11-2, 81200. Wm. B. Chastain to J. W. Reed, lot 3, block “K,” Chastain’s addition to Newport, 850. J. H. Balch and wife to Dr. G. A. Causey, 20 acres 35-11-1, 825. State of Arkansas to James McAfee, 10 acres 23-12-2. C. A. Tucker and wife to Wm. G. Estes, 3S0.66 acres of 31-10-3, 8640. C. A. Tucker and wife to Wm. G. Estes, interest in 80 acres 31-10-3, 8160. John Arnold, et al. to C. C. Russell, 320 acres 11-14-1, 81920. T. S. Stephens and wife to John H. Keel, 268.52 acres 18-10-3, 81000. • T. S. Stephens and wife to John H. Keel, 69.61 acres 18-10-3 and 13-10-4, 8200. State of Arkansas to Albert Lashlee, 160 acres 1-10-1. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. Furnished By Local Commission Office of Cotter & Co. COTTON. New York—Oct. 7.91, 7.92; Novem ber 7.92, 7.93; Dec. 7.97, 7.99; January 7.98, 7.99; March 7.96, 7.97; May 7.98, 3.00. Spots 8 5-16, steady; sales, con tinental 50. New Orleans—Oct. 7.91, 9.92; Dec. 7.85, 7.86; Jan. 7.85, 7.86; March 7.85, 7.86; May 7.85, 7.87. 'FOR RENT. Two story dwelling house number 318 Hazel Street. Apply to J. M. StaytCCh. dtf