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VOLUME II. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY MAY 23, 1902. NUMBER 28
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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
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
Breckinridge township, Weldon, Saturday
Breckinridge township, Tupelo, Monday
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
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
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
Given under my hand this 6th day of
B. F. SIMMONS |
Assessor of Jackson County.
First published May 6 Daily Indepeudatit 6t.
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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
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
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
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
About ten years ago, George
Cooper, another young fellow, met
death under similar circumstances.
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.’ ”
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,
They are making an inspection of
the road. From here they go to
Deckerville their division on the
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.
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
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. _
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