Newspaper Page Text
; ■/. --- ■ ■ ---- ■ —r - ■■ ■ ■ .
VOLUME II. NEWPORT. ARKANSAS, SATURDAY MAY 24, 1902. NUMBER 29 —___■____________ Newport Builders’ Supply and Hard ware Company nei MADE MODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Quality ©ur First (Consideration ..PRICES ALWAYS REASONABLE.. _ | If You Intend to Take a Trip to | j CHICAGO | Or any point north, write for maps time 3 sr: tables and lowest rates to the 3 J CHICAGO & ALTON RY. | ^ Full information and details cheerfully gy given. The 3 ^ equipment of ‘‘The Alton” is matchless in every =35 respect, its superb appointments having earned for =3: ►E it the title of 3 | ’’THE ONLY WAY.” | | D. BOWES, Asst. O. P. A., St. Louis, Ho. 3 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. Glaise 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 Take township, Nance’s Store Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10 and 11. Rich woods 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 i urday, June 27 and 28. Glass township, Swifou, Monday June 30 Tuesday and Wednesday, July 1 and 2. Union township, Court House, Newport, from July 7 to August 20. Please bring along y'our deeds or last tax receipts. Given under my hand this Btn day of May 1902. B. F. SIMMONS Assessor of Jackson County. First published May 6 Daily Indepeudaut 6t, The NEWPORT LAUNDRY COMPANY. Has 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. DR. B. A. WASHBURN, Physician and Surgeon. Special attention given to dis eases of Ear, Nose and Throat. Also Diseases of Women._ -:o: Offices: New Watson Building, l Rooms 12, 14 and 15. Newport, Arkansas. (Crowning Commencement. Graduating Exercises of Newport Public School a Perfect Success Before a Crowded Opera House. .« . / CUSS ADDRESS BY HON. J. M. STAYTON. Orations By Four Young Hen and Essays By Three Young Ladies Were of a High Standard of Ex= cellence, Rich In Thought and Forcible In Delivery. Prof. A. Woods Receives an Encore on Recitation of “The School Master’s Guest” Hu= sic and Flowers Prom= inent Features. In every city and village of our land there is one event each year, which surpasses all others in the good ac complished by uniting with bonds of common interest and loyal pride, the different classes of our people, often times strained by reason of antagon istic lines of self interest. The com mencement of our public schools, not only in signalizing the advent into the world of business, professions and trades, of young men and women ed ucated to that degree, where capa bility of thought and liberality of opinion make them good citizens, proves a most beneficent factor in the strengthening of our enlightened government, but back of and antece dent to these results, should be first noted the earnest and enthusiastic support and pride, which the Ameri can people, one and all, regardless oi degree in life, manifest toward thai bulwark of our republic, her public schools. On the evening of Friday, May 23, the opera house of this city was packed and jammed from balcony tc pit with standing room Hard to secure, a mammoth outpouring of the people, such as characterizes no other event in honor of the class of 1902 and as s testimonial of loyalty and devotior to the Newport Public School. Wc are informed by Manager J. £ Doherty that 472 tickets were taker in at the door, which is probably a nnnA»trl Knoolrot* fnr QtlV DUV ntlTfl.P.I 1011 in this opera house. Commencement is never chosen by consulting the almanacs and fore casters for a cool day. So the facl that the evening was a sweltering one, the high temperature being fur ther augmented by the crowd, was re garded as inevitable and the house endured the heat with remarkable equanimity and good humor. The stage was beautifully decorated and artistically arranged. Across ir front and about the footlights, bunting of blue and white told the class colors and the flower decorations which em braced potted plants and ferns, as well as cut flowers, were so arranged as to embellish and make beautifu this picture of real life viewed from the audience. The young lady or rather “sweet girl graduates” as is the most popular cognomen, were handsomely gownec in white, while the young men wort black, fitting for the occasion. Tt the right of the graduates as they looked into the familiar faces of hun dreds of friends, sat the school board while upon the other side of the stage were Superintendent Woods and his corps of teachers. Upon this scene of beauty and chiv alry, enhanced by the floral settings and animated by intelligent and cul tured faces, the curtain rose aboui 8:30 o’clock, the exercises opening with a vocal solo by Mrs. G. A. Hill house, the sweetness and popularity of whose voice is ever well attested ir the applause she receives. Rev^ H E. Gabby delivered a fervent invo cation which was followed by a pianc solo by Miss Mae Whittaker. The first oration of the evening by Harmon W. Younger, entitled “Labor [ Conquers All Things,” was delivered in good voice and had been conceived along strong lines of argument. It shows an appreciation of the true run of life in observing that labor counts most of all, and that ambition with in domitable energy, whose fruitage is labor supporting it, is ever successful. The thought advanced by the speaker was regular in its chain and evinced ability to study out and con ceive. Miss Jennie McCauley’s essay “Our selves as Others See Us”, was very interesting and certainly well written. It was quite a study of our national characteristics, from the viewpoint of other nationalities. In many in stances these foreign critics have only vented their spleen. They carry ! their daggers of envy unconcealed and stab at virtues they themselves have not, as well as faults and weaknesses. But the American to be frank, must recognize the justice of much of this criticism, and Miss McCauley’s essay afforded the audience a fine chance to see for a few moments ourselves as others do. The style of the essay was free and easy and the diction of a character to win admiration for its beauty. Miss Hazel Jones, who gives prom ise of a most excellent voice, sang “My Whip-Poor-Will.” Watson L. Hawk, in his address, Man Wia Own A _ gave evidence of much natural ora torical ability. His voice is well suited to public speaking, is clear and resonant and with the personal mag | netism which he posesses, training should make of him a veritable orator. The subject matter of his oration had a stamp of originality and personality about it that is always refreshing and captivating. “Elements of Success” was the sub ject of Miss Bennie Carolyn Humble’t essay. Her enunciation was clear and distinct and the manner in which she treated her subject, proved her care ful study of the necessary elements which combine to bring about success. Ambition, ability and character were found to be prime requisites and the points of her argument were nicely impressed through this essay. “A Bunch of Wild Roses” by Miss Hester Phillips, sweetly sung in her highly cultivated voice, was well re ceived, as was also a vocal solo by Mrs. Maude Marshall, whose voice is ever popular with Newport audiences. Lonnie L. Campbell has a free and ! easy stage presence and his oration i entitled “Manliness the Safeguard of i All Nations” was given a heavy round of applause. He does not show em barrassment before an audience and throws himself into his speaking with a whole-heartedness that is essentia] ; to hold people’s attention. He seeme ; to have mastered Demosthenes’ idea of oratory, when he declared the three first requirements were “action”, His address was distinctive in its style and the thought advanced was good ‘‘Our Unconquered Flag” was paic i many a glowing tribute by Homei Buford. The language of his oratior was of that stirring kind whieh make* > us all patriots, causes the blood tc pulsate faster, just as martial music rouses us from the lethargy of peace. The history of such a country as is our heritage is a glorious theme and as traced down by Mr. Buford, con cluding with our intervention in Cuba and the fulfillment of a national promise and obligation to make the island free, which has but a few days ago been discharged, proved a rhap sody of feeling and splendid climaxes. Miss Amanda Laird closed the pro gram as far as the graduates were concerned with an essay, entitled “It Might Have Been,” concluding her remarks with a beautiful valedictory. Miss Laird has a wonderfully rich, mellow voice, capable of melting sen timent into sound, and words into ex pression. Her elocutionary ability can hardly be praised too highly. It held her audience with ease, though last on the program. Her acquain tance with books is wonderful and the manner in which references and beautiful quotations were made a part of her essay, certainly evinced remarkable talent. They fitted in so nicely and the transitions were made so smoothly that her own thought was richly embellished and made doubly attractive by these borrowings from noted authors. Her closing farewell to the graduates, now upon diverging paths was both sweet and pathetic. The presentation of diplomas was made by Dr. J. M. Jones, president of the school board, in a few appro I-- --7 •/ * • violin and mandolin duet by Misses Imogene Bandy and Della Bernstein. The address to the class was made by Hon. J. M. Stayton, and was rich in thought, couched in elegant and striking language. The advice and timely cautions given were words of wisdom which impressed both grad uates and audience. Upon the conclusion of this address, Mr. Gustave Jones in behalf of the graduates sprang a surprise number and called for a recitation from Prof. W. W. Woods, which was given with such pleasing results that he was com pelled to respond again. “The School Master’s Guest” was his first recita tion and “The Categorical Courtship” his second. Miss Jennie McCauley rendered a pretty violin solo, being accompanied by Mrs. R. M. Johnson. Prof. A. Woods took this occa sion to thank the patrons of the school, the board and his teachers, paying a high compliment to the lat ter for their efficient work. He is a man devoted to children and his man agement of the schools, has won gen eral commendation. It is a safe pol icy to trust a man who loves music, flowers and children, for he is not fit for treasons and strategems. In clos ing his remarks, Prof. Woods gave words to a sentiment that is worthy of repetition and which is itself a high tribute to him. The thought was beautifully expressed and was in substance, that he would rather 1 ave the tears of children at his death than the half-masting of flags and booming of cannon. SUNDAY SERVICES. Preaching at the Baptist church to morrow morning at 11 a. m. and at 7:45 p.m. Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. * * * Rev. C. C. Cline will speak on “Church Edification” at 11 o’clock Sunday, and at night on “The Air Line and Switch Routes to Heaven.” Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Strangers in the city cordially invited to all the meetings. ♦ ★ * At the Presbyterian church Sunday morning, the pastor will take for bis subject “Baptism, Its Mode and Mean ing” and in the evening will talk upon “Christian Charity.” Hours of ser vice—Sunday school 9:30 a. m ; preaching at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. ♦ * * The Methodist Church—Sunday School at 9:30 a. m. and Junior Ep worth League at 2:30 p. m. J. W. Smith, the pastor, will fill his pulpit at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. “Seeking a Country” is the subject of his morning sermon, and he will speak on “Bearing , Marks of the Christ” at the evening i hour.