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VOLUME II. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY MAY 23, 1902. NUMBER 28 Newport Builders’ Supply and Hard ware Company ' Dm iu!eons OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.1 Quality ©ur First Consideration ■■PRICES ALWAYS REASONABLE.. | If You Intend to Take a Trip to % j CHICAGO j *“ Or any point north, write for maps time 3 tables and lowest rates to the 3 | CHICAGO & ALTON RY. J Full information and details cheerfully gy given. The ^3 3= equipment of ‘‘The Alton” is matchless in every ^E respect, its superb appointments having earned for ^5 ^E it the title of 3 | ’’THE ONLY WAY.” | £ D. BOWES, Asst. G. P. A., St. Louis, Ho. 3 ^iuiuiuiuiuiuiujuiummm^iuiuiuiujuiuiiuuiuiuiuiu^ ASSESSOR’S NOTICE. NOTICE is hereby given that the under signed, as assessor of Jackson county, Arkansas, will meet the people of the '■ different townships at the following times and | places, for the purpose of listing the Personal Property and Per Capita Tax for the year 1902: Barren township, McDougal’s residence, Mon day and Tuesday, June 2, and 3. Glaize township, Grand Glaize, Wednesday and Thursday June 4 and 5. Breckinridge township, Auvergne, Friday June 6. Breckinridge township, Weldon, Saturday June 7. Breckinridge township, Tupelo, Monday June 9. Cow Eake township, Nance’s Store Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10 and 11. Richwoods township, Martin’s Old Residence, Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13, Cache township, Burton’s Store, Saturday June 14. Cache township, Martin’s School House, Mon day and Tuesday June 16, and 17. Grubbs township, Robinson’s Chapel, Wednes day and Thursday June 18 and 19. Village township, Barnes’ Mill, Friday June 20. Jefferson township, Jacksonport, Monday and Tuesday, June 23 and 24. Bird township, Elgin, Wednesday June 25. Bird township, Centerville, Thursday, June 26. Bird township, Tuckerman, Friday and Sat urday, June 27 and 28. Glass township, Swifon, Monday June 30 Tuesday and Wednesday, July 1 and 2. Itnion township, Court House, Newport, from July 7 to August 20. Please bring along your deeds or last tax receipts. Given under my hand this 6th day of May 1902, B. F. SIMMONS | Assessor of Jackson County. First published May 6 Daily Indepeudatit 6t. The NEWPORT LAUNDRY COMPANY. • Lias the Largest Plant in Arkansas. Equipped with Latest Improved Machinery. Uses Filtered and Condensed Water and Positively Guar antees all work. Give Us A Trial. We Will Please You. Prompt Service and Special Work Everyday. Out of Town agents wanted. NEWPORT LAUNDRY CO. A. T. Hubly, S. & T. DEATH BY DROWNING. Robert P. Fry of Auvergne Is Drowned Late Thursday Afternoon Above Grand Glaize On White River —Was Diving From One Boat To Another— Body Has Not Been Re covered. Robert P. Fry, the step-son of Cap tain John Henderson of Auvergne, was drowned in White river late Thursday afternoon, one mile above Grand Glaize or about even with the old Robinson farm now owned by John H. Keel. He had gone in swim ming with two other young men and the exact cause of his death, which produced drowning, is not known. His body has not yet been recovered, though the river for miles below is being dredged. By telephonic communication with Dr. G. D. Clements of Auvergne, the Independent has been acquainted with the following facts, relative to the sad death of this popular and promising young man. For the past two weeks, Robert P. Fry together with Clyde Handel, formerly employed by Heiliger, and Will Chavey also of this city, has been pearling on White river above Grand Glaize. On Thursday afterpoon, the two boats with which they have been getting out shells, were anchored about one mile above Grand Glaize, when the three young men concluded to take a swim. The boats were only a short distance from each other and the three would dive from one boat and swim to the other. While they were thus engaged, Fry made a dive and when he came up some distance away, he was observed to be in distress by his companions and called for help. They immediate swam to him, but too. late, for he had been carried down and was never seen again. What came upon him, cannot be imagined by his compan ions, unless it were a cramp, which rendered his limbs helpless and swim ming impossible. Others are of the opinion that in diving he became en tangled in the anchor ropes and was held under water until nearly dead, thus accounting for him rising but once to the surface. Another theory advanced, for one cannot call it more, is .that an alligator gar probably in jured him, either by attacking him or striking him in trying to escape. This idea is scouted by many however, who claim that the gar is a cowardly fish and the story highly improbable. News of Fry’s death, who was about 26 years of age, spread quickly and large parties of pearlers and other men from that section began at once me wora oi ureagmg me river, but had not been successful in finding the body up to noon Friday. For several miles down the stream every effort is being made to find the re mains, but owing to the fact that the body is bare of clothing, the grappling hooks can accomplish little. NOT FIRST FATALITY. The river at this point must be a treacherous one, for two prior fatali ties by drowning have been recorded there. Only last summer, Walter Harrison was carried under the water by an under current, when within only a few feet of the bank. He too was in swimming, and for three days the river bottom was dragged for miles below, the body being found at last eight miles down stream upon a sand bar. About ten years ago, George Cooper, another young fellow, met death under similar circumstances. REQUISITION ISSUED FOR ALLEGED MURDERER. Governor Davis on Thursday issued a requisition on the governor of Okla homa for Jim Wallace, one of the al leged murderers of Sheriff John H. Powers of Clarksville, on Feb. 5, 1902. Sheriff J. B. King who was in the city Thursday and left in the afternoon for Oklahoma City, stated that he had -received a telegram from chief of po lice R. W. Cochran of Oklahoma City, stating that he had Wallace in custody. Wallace is under joint indictment % with Geo. Durham, John R. Dunn and Fred Underwood for the murder. Durham and Dunn were captured at Wichita, Kansas, but Dunn escaped from the jail hospital and has not been recaptured. Durham is now in the Arkansas penitentiary for safe keeping, having been indicted this month at Clarksville for murder in the first degree. Underwood has never been captured and it seems Wallace is now under arrest at Okla homa City. ENTERTAINS HER CLASS. The members of the class of 1902 of the Newport public school were enter tained upon Thursday evening by one of their class Miss Amanda Laird. Progressive parchesi was enjoyed by the young people and tasty refresh ments of ices and cake were served. Following is the graduating class: Misses Amanda H. Laird, Bennie Humble, Jennie McCauley, Messrs. Homer Buford, Harmon Younger, Watson Hawk and Lonnie Campbell. The invited guests were Misses Janie Irby, Tillie Sprigg and Mr. Ernest McDonald. MRS. YETTA LORCH. Mr. Henry Schott received a tele gram early Friday morning announc ing the death of Mrs. Yetta Lorch in St. Louis, about midnight Thursday, May 22. The deceased was 55 years of age the wife of Mr. Solomon Lorch and the mother of Mrs. Henry Schott, of this city. Three other living children are left by the deceased, Mrs. M. Kaufman, of Dardanelle, Mrs. A. Frank of St. Louis, and Mr. Louis Lorch of Little Rock. Mrs. Lorch had been in poor health for .some time and was taken to St. Louis last Saturday night for treat ment by specialists. Since that time her health has gradually failed her and the end was not unexpected. The burial will take place at 9:30 o’clock Sunday morning in St. Louis, Mr. Schott leaving for the city in the morning. The deceased was born in Essen heim, Germany, coming to this coun try in 1890, and locating at Newport, where she lived to the time of her death. She was a very religious wo man of domestic qualities who brightened the home by her cheerful presence and in her loss the family and husband of the deceased need the sympathy of their friends, which is freely given. CLOVER CLUB ENTERTAINED. The first meeting of the Clover Club for several months was held at Mrs. R. M. Johnson’s Thursday afternoon and was much enjoyed by those pres ent, for the home of the hostess is a beautiful one and her hospitality gen uine and refreshing. Delicious cream and cake consti tuted the refreshments, contributing their quota to this afternoon of pleas ure. The club members present were Mesdames Wm. and A. D. Bailey, Marcie Minor, T. D. Kinman, Jr., W. L. McDonald, Sam Taggart, W. W. Dutton and the invited guests were Mesdames S. R. Phillips and Holly Cobb. RATS EAT FALSE TEETH. Eureka Springs Times-Echo: A great deal has been said and written about the pilferings of rats and the many curious articles they carry off to their nests, but we learned for the first time recently that they aided and abbetted the dentist and had a par ticular fondness for false teeth. A well known lady in our city left hers in a cup on the kitchen table a few nights ago and in the morning nothing remained but the tracks to tell the tale of what had become of them. MASSACHUSETTS NEGRO DRIVES A TRANSFER Des Arc, May 22.—Andrew Thomp son, the negro pardoned by Goveruoi Davis on condition that he will go t< Massachusetts, is no>y driving a trans fer wagon on the streets of Des Arc. i THE PENITENTIARY PREFERABLE. In the Lafayette Record, published at New Lewisville, Ark., of May 17, 1902, was the following: “A good old negro in our county who has a son in the penitentiary ex pressed himself recently as follows: ‘You just tell Marse Davis that if he gwine to pardon dat boy of mine ter please send him home ter hes old mammay and me. Don’t send him up to no Masserchusetts, kase I’d ruther he’d wuk in the penitentiary fer does Southern white folks than ter feas’ on sumtusness wi’ dem Yankees up in that Massamerchusetts.’ ” RAILROAD RUMBLINGS. FIRST TRAIN OVER ST. L. M. & S. Iloxie, May 22.—The first train through over the St. Louis, Memphis, & Southeastern, from Cape Girardeau was President Newman Erb’B special in charge of conductor Hayes, with engineer McAtee. The party consist ed of all the officials, Newman Erb, president; E. F. Blomeyer, vice presi dent. E. W. Cover, superintendent; Judge Rombeau, general attorney; Major Wambau, chief engineer; Col. Huckley and Colonel Goldbaum, auditor. They are making an inspection of the road. From here they go to Deckerville their division on the Frisco. STATE NEWS NOTES. The last carload shipment of berries has been made from Van Buren. Since then there have been local ex press shipments, but even these have been light. The crop, while a small one, has been a profitable one for the growers, and this should prove an object lesson to them, namely, that berries grown on a smal) scale—every grower a few acres—prove a profitable crop, but when carried to extremes, as a few years ago, it proves a loss.— Van Buren Press. * * 4c Gov. Davis pardoned Bob Brady last Saturday. As everybody knows Bob was on the county farm working out a number of fines, for violating the laws in selling liquor. The law abiding citizens of Jonesboro and Craighead county would not object if he would quit, but will he? Nobody believes he will. A great many who profess to be law abiding citizens, signed the petition for his release. How they could do it we can not understand. Brady is certainly lucky to get par doned. It’s the third time for the same offense.—Jonesboro Times. * The republican primaries held in Hot Springs city Wednesday night were well attended, each of the fac tions struggling for the supremacy having a good crowd of rooters pres ent. There was no attempt to bring a fight into the primaries, however, and the “regulars” had things all their own way. Chas. D. Greaves, who is regarded as the leader of the “in surgents” in this city, was made one of the delegates.—Hot Springs News. ♦ * * The governor on Thursday pardoned F. B. Walker, who was convicted of robbery at the January term of the White circuit court. The petition is signed by County Judge Eugene Cy pert and other officials and prominent citizens. Walker has been in jail at Searcy since October 18, 1901, during which time he has conducted himself in a most exemplary manner, showing that he is not a common thief. He has no money nor friends. The crime was committed during a drunk en spree. * * * The city council of Paragould held its regular meeting Wednesday night, Mayor Hester presiding. The Presi dent of the Board of Health, Dr. Scott, presented a report on the smallpox situation, in which he stated the situation was vastly improved, the disease being almost stamped out, and no new cases developed.—Soli r phone. _ _ When?