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N K VV PO RT. AIIKANSA& SAW DAUGHTER’S SPECTER. Strange Psychic Phenomenon Which Told a Man of Hi* Distant Child'* Death. “In the matter of apparitions Iliad -one experience which convinced me that there is something in psychical science even if everything claimed in connection with it is not true,” ex claimed a well-known man. "Some years ago circumstances made me a member of an arctic expedition. We were pretty far up toward the north and were tied up very snugly in a huge ice pack with cheerless sur roundings, and had been there for some time. Time passed rather slow ly and to keep myself occupied I took up the study of shorthand, giving it a couple of hours each day. One after noon 1 was sitting in the cabin study ing earnestly with shorthand charac ters, and as far as 1 knew my mind was thoroughly occupied with them, when all of a sudden on looking up 1 saw my daughter standing immediately in front of me. “To all intents and purposes she was there as sure as when I had seen her last in my home in Philadelphia many months before. She did not speak or apparently make any effort to speak. The apparition did not last over a mo ment, but it seemed much longer. Thinking that it might be possible for others to see her I called out to some of my companions, but though thVre was instant response on the part of a comrade he saw nothing and neither did i after he came in. “Of course 1 was considerably worked tip over it, and on a suggestion of some one made a record of it on the ship's log, being careful to be ac curate as regards the day, date, hour and even the minute. The record is preserved to-day in the department, and was properly signed by several so there could be no mistake about it. With the apparition came into my thought the fact that my daughter had died, but for many months after ward i was unable to confirm it in auy way. “On the return of our party five months afterward on reaching New foundland the ship got mail, the first we had had for a longtime. 1 was sure there would be letters for me from my home and there were several of them. The first 01 e that 1 opened gave me all the confirmation I desired—indeed, more than I desired—stating that my daughter had died in her home in Phil adelphia the exact day, hour and min ute that I had seen her up in the arc ‘thes. There was no guesswork, imag ination, coincidence or anything else about it except the terrible fact. My comrades knew about it as well as my self, and the ship’s log had had it re corded months before. '“That record is still in existence, with the other records of the expedi tion, and though it was my first and only experience in connection with ap parit ions it was enough t o prove to me and the others of our party that ap paritions are true sometimes, even if "they are not always. I have no theory in explanation,”concluded the man, ac cording to the Washington Star, “and only know that the news of the death of my daughter thousands of miles away came to me by some unexplained psychic source and was by me told to the others, while we were up in the ice pack of the arctics and that it was fully verified.” Denies Duelists’ I'arilnna. Ever since Prince Henry returned from the land of the free, German du alists have hail a hard time of it, for 'the kaiser won’t grant any more par dons to gentlemen who take the law in their own hands. Learning from Prince Henry that Americans lead or derly and dignified lives without occa sional appeals to pistols and swords, William concluded that Germans ought to try the same methods. While for merly duelists served only an infini tesimal portion of the sentence im posed by the courts, the kaiser pardon ing them after a few days or weeks, 'their petitions for imperial grace are now returned with the invariable re mark: “His majesty sees no reason for interference.” This is a conse quence of Prince Henry’s visit which, the lieutenants and young lawyers ^don’t like at all.—Milwaukee Sentinel. Honored pcra. The late duke of Port land subscribed for all the ordinary newspapers and magazines of the day, and had them whole-bound in beautiful crushed mo rocco coats of many colors. Each of these volumes he put in a perfectly fit ting oak box lined with white velvet and fitted with a patent llramah lock and duplicate keys. The cost of each volume worked out at about £40.—The Speaker. Maids Advls** Their Mothers. At a congress of mothers in Wash ington, D. C., the unmarried women seemed to be full of advice regarding the rearing and training of children, while the mothers stared thoughtful Jv, and wondered how the inexperi enced maidens learned all they pre tended to know. The Retort Caustic. “I told him,” said the beggar who Rad been rebuffed, “that I guessed he needn't be so proud, for we was all of the same fam’ly and come down from Noah an’ his ark.” “Bully for you!” was the enthusi astic comment of the second of the fraternity. “What did he say to that?” “Why, he says that p’r’aps that’s so; but, judgin’ from my breath, it was the last time my branch of the fam’ly ever got nearr water.”—Chi cago Post. Ko Compliment. Tess—She doesn’t seem to like Mr. Creetick. Jess—No; she heard hitn speak of her as “an artless creature.” Tess—I should think that rather complimentary. Jess—Ah! but she poses as a land scape painter.—Philadelphia Press. Ily Fool Means. Remus—Who took de cuke down at det swell cakewalk? Sam—Bill Jones. Remus—But Bill wasn’t invited. Sam—I know, but he ran his hand fro de window an’ took de cake when no body was lookin’.—Chicago Daily News. His Mistake. “Yis, we had a foine toime at the chr-ristenin’. An’ they called the baby Char-rles Hinnery!” “Char-rles Hinnery, is it? Sure, Murphy vowed he'd call it Pathrick.” “Yis; but thot was whin he thought he'd have somethin’ to say about it.” —Puck. Making Money noth Way*. Jinks—I’ve struck it now. Beats the ice and coal business all hollow. Minks—What’s your great scheme this time? Jinks—I’m going to open a china ware and crockery store, with an in telligence office in the basement.—N. Y. Weekly. A Dandy. “Did you hear about Grigsby’s auto? It ran away with him, went over an em bankment, turned a somersault, hit a tree, killed Grigsby, and wasn’t in jured a particle.” ‘‘Say! That’s a dandy! What make is it?”—Puck. Financially Sppnklng. “Am 1 as dear to you now as I was during our courtship?” asked the bride of six short months. "Much dearer,” briefly answered the husband, as he proceeded to audit a fresh crop of monthly bills.—Chicago Daily News. Particrpn Criniinla. Bat justice never will be done Until there Is prescribed The self-same course of treatment for The briber and the bribed. —Chicago T. ibune. DISTINGIISHUD MARKSMAN. Officer—You’re a likely looking sort, my man. Are you a sharpshooter? Private Johnson—No, suh; l'se a crap-shoot ah—Chicago Tribune. Similes. A man Is like the honey bee. Who toils the live-long day; The trust is ljke tlie man who takes The honey all away. —Washington Star. The Danger. “You are speculating?” said the president of the bank, severely. “Yes, sir,” replied the cashier. “No harm in speculating, 1 hope?” “Well, no; provided you don’t get excited and drop the ‘s!’"—Town Topics. Rxerclse f«r l’nggjr. Miss Primrose—Don t you ever give your dog any exercise? Miss Hollyhock (fondling a fat pug dog)—Of course. I feed him with chocolates every few minutes, just to make him wag his tail.—Tit-Bit^ She’s Have Hiiu There. Madge—She’s a great girl after the fellows, isn't she? Marjorie—Why, that girl would have a man at her feet even if she had to break a shoestring to do it.— N. Y. Sun. _ Detting Kven. Mrs. A.—That woman next door bought a hat exactly like mine. Mrs. B.—Didn’t it make you mod? Mrs. A.—Not a bit; I gave mine to the cook.—N. Y. Journal. She W*i Angry. “Now, the lady who had addressed the club on the preceding day came into the office of the newspaper and demanded an apology. “I know,” she declared, “that I talked a great deal, but that was no excuse for your printing such an im polite statement as that I ‘have a fine open countenance.’ ” Penitent, the editor promised to publish an article announcing that her countenance was just as fine when it was closed.—Baltimore American. Flakin' Time. Now Nature calls her children Where speckled beauties gleam; So the teacher wallops Johnny Because Johnny whips the stream. -N. Y. Sun. WAITING, SIMPLY WAITING. Uncle E. Z. Marke—Say, if thet young feller don’t hurry back with the change fer that thousand dollar bill I’ll never be in time to git them green goods for Deacon Jenks and thet gold brick fer me!—Chicago American. How to Grow Rich. "I’ll tell yau a plan for gaining wealtH Better than banking, trade, or leases; Take a bank-noteand fold it up, And then you will find your money In creases. This wonderful plan, without danger or loss. Keeps your cash In your own hands, where nothing can trouble It, And every time that you fold it across. It’s as plain as the light of day that you double it.” —Girls’ Companion. Twice Rejected. Wederly—Was that your sister I saw you with last evening? Singleton—Yes; one of them. “Why, I wasn’t aware that you had more than one.” “I have three. One by birth and two by annexation.”—Chicago Daily News. Infinite Variety. Mrs. Crabshaw—I made such a splen did bargain to-day. Mrs. Crawford—What was it, dear? Mrs. Crabshaw—By paying five dol lars to an employment bureau they agree to send me a new servant.every two weeks for a whole year.—N. Y. Sun. Willing; to Compromise. She—Sir, if you persist in making love to me every time you eall I shall have to ask you to discontinue y6ur visits. He—Darling, be my wife, and I’ll promise never to speak another word of love to you as long as I live.—Chica go Daily News. Only Fair. “The trouble is,” he said to the lady, who believed in woman’s right to pro pose, “that I’m inclined to doubt my ability to support a family.” “Well,’ she replied, “why not give me the benefit of the doubt?”—Chicago Record-llerald. Prompt Car*. “He isn’t such a rabid socialist as he was.” “No, one of his relatives converted him.” “How?” “Died and left him some money.”— Philadelphia Press. Talking Shop. Judith—0, yes, Andy talks shop when he conies to see me, but I don’t mind it a bit, somehow. Nancy—What is Andy’s business? Judith—O. he is a printer, and he’s always talking about going to press.” —Chicago Tribune. A Terrifying Man. Biggs—There goes a man who is approached with fear and trembling by all who have dealings with him. Boggs—Ah! a criminal judge or something of that sort, I presume. “No, a dentist.”—Tit-Bits. Society and the Stage. Jasper—I see that another society woman is going on the stage- I won der what could induce her to do that? Jumpuppe—Perhaps she way crowd ed out by women of the stage who have gone iato society.—Town Topic*. HI* Mmlcnl Taste. “Do you enjoy Ragtime music?” “Yes,” answered Mr. Cumrox, “but I’m too well-bred to own up to it ex cept to close and trustworthy fiiends.” —Washington Post. y Henry ©wen PHYSICIAN,SURGEON AN* OCULIST. 4VER BAILEY BROS’. DRY OOOD3 STOBI R. P. 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