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NEWPORT, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY JULY 22, 1902. NUMBER 78
IN DRESS LENGTHS, WAIST LENGTHS AND FULL PIECES Fancy Cottons, Hadrasses, Linen Waistings, Lawns, Swisses, Organdies (except Fancy White Ginghams, white and black.) Goods, Wash Silks, Fancy Silks, Mercerized Fabrics. I Parasols at half and three=fourths former prices. Millinery, hats trimmed and untrimmed at half price. Flowers at half price. ' 20 per cent off on all fancy hoisery. Newport Builders’ Supply and Hardware Company HIGH GRADE GOODS fcF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Quality Our First Sonsideration ..PRICES ALWAYS REASONABLE.. PEARLS. We' pay the highest prices for Pearls, Slugs, Points or Baroques. Send your pearls to us, if our offer is not accepted, we will return them at our expense. Try us on a small lot. WM. Barthman, 174 BROADWAY, CORNER MAIDEN . LANE, NEW YORK, N. Y. DEALER IN DIAMONDS, WATCHES andjewelry. n MS. B. A. & W. R. WASHBURN, Physicians and Surgeons. Special attention given to diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat. Also Dis eases of Women. -:o: Offices: New Watson Building, Rooms 12, 14 and 15. | Newport, Arkansas. * A. H. MIZE & CO. | ^ Manufacturers of ^ '&) and Dealers in (Si Fine Photos, Photo Buttons, PICTURE FRAMES. ETp. Pictures Copied and Fnlarged, any Size or Style. View Work on Short Notice. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED J GIVE US A CALL. /__h___ Studio 114, Walnut St. Next door to Herald Office. • I)R. H. O. WALKER, , I Physician and Surgeon. Office: Redman’s Drug Store. I ! Newport, - - - Arkansas. NEW POSTALS AND STAMPS. The McKinley Card and Thirteen Cent Stamp the Latest. New postals have been in use in some of the lhrger cities since the 1st of July. The McKinley postal is said to be one of the handsomest ever issued by the department. The portrait of Mc Kinley, while satisfactory, is not all that could be desired. The eyebrows show too much shagginess and there is a turn to the lower lip which hints at a troubled or somewhat sad ex pression which was not shown in the original. This however is said by the bureau experts to be unavoidable under the process by which the postal plates are made, which is just the reverse of that of making postage stamps, the specialty of the bureau. Opposite the medallion containing the picture of McKinley on the neW cards, i s one containing the figure of an eagle with outstretched wings and carrying in its claws a bunch of arrows and a branch of olive. Both pictures are said to be Very fine and make the prettiest card ever pro duced by the department. The new stamps which were to have been issued by the department . about this time have net yet come out from the printers,^nd there will be some further delay. According to tVic nnctnm r»f Hfinnrt.mftnt t.hfi ftri tire series are changed about every ten years, but in addition to the reg ular series, a new stamp will be among the number this time, to be known as the 13-cent stamp. The object of putting this stamp out is to fill the demand for a value cover ing postage rate on a registered let ter mailed to foreign countries. The department has also decided that the portrait of a woman shall adorn one of the new series of stamps but just whose picture shall be used is still a question. It is given out that she must have been a married|woman, and in all probability the portrait of Martha Washington will be selected for this honor. STATE SCRAPS Scissored from Our Exchanges—Ac counts of Things In General. _« The prevailing idea over the State seems to be that Arkansas should have a $100,000 building at St. J^ouis, and present indications point to the realization of the hope of the enter prising citizens of the state. The next legislature will be asked for an additional appropriation. * * * C. C. Parker, living at Harrison, killed a large black snake, which had partially swallowed a rattlesnake. The reason the black snake was u - able to finish his job was because the rattlesnake had swallowed a frog a short time before, and his waist line was entirely too much extended. * lie Prohibition leaders and the officers are making it hot for “blind tigers” at Hope. Four proprietors of these alleged resorts were assessed fines of §100 each and costs and one of them languithes in jail in default of pay ment. The mayor is also enforcing the Sunday closing law vigorously. One druggist was fined §10 for selling cigars on the Sabbath. + * * The Magnolia Oil and Fertilizer Company began its corporate exist ence yesterday upon the filing of their articles wfith Secretary of State Crockett. The new company will es tablish a cotton seed oil mill at Mag nolia, Columbia county, and w)ll also manufacture fertilizers. The capital stock is §25,000. They retain the right of increasing this stock to §100, 000 at the will of the directors. * * * « Complaint was sent to First Assist ant Postmaster General Ityibert J. Wynne signed by several prominent citizens of Magnolia, charging James Curry and Oscar Barron, editors of the Magnolia (Ark.) News, with having circulated vile, obscene and slanderous matter in the United States mails, which was contained in the issues of July 2 and 16. The maximum penalty for the offense with which they are charged is $5,000 fine and five years at hard labor in the peni teritiary. * * * The Bank and Trust Company of Walnut Ridge was incorporated Mon day, with a capital stock of $100, 000. The shares are $25 each, and $37,500 of the stock has already been subscribed. The articles of incorpo ration were drawn up July 7 and they were Monday filed with the secre tary of state. It is the purpose of the company to do a general banking business, deal in real estate and rep resent life, fire and accident insurance companies. The incorporators are: r. J. Sharum, W. G. McClamroch, 0. P. Merriweather, S. Riegler, J. N. Beakley, H. A. Culver, A. Arndt, P. B. Hill, J. G. Richardson, I. Less, A. B. Israel, B. F. Graff, D. Sloan, S. T. Oanningfteld, J. B. Kerchival, W. R. Lan, F. W. Tucker, M. A. Isaacs, Rachel Pitzele and Z. S. Block. RAILROAD RUMBLINGS. Another railroad is being projected from Hoxie South, either to Newport or Brinkley. / * * * Mert Stewart, a brakeman on the ■jearcy and Des Arc road had the mis fortune to get his foot badly crushed while making a coupling at Higginson Monday. * * ik Before through trains are put on the St. Louis, Memphis and South eastern railroad, the thirty-five pound 3teel now down, will be removed and 3ixty-flve pound steel used. * * * * On account of the prospects of Hoxie being a railroad center in the future, some of the shrewd business men are taking in real-estate bar gains two and three miles from town. * * * Some time ago there was a report sent out from New York to the effect that the Pennsylvania railroad had decided not to allow any more kissing at its stations. It was done without the authority of the road officials and has caused them much worry. They have seen fit to officially deny the reporj: and denounce it as a fake. ♦ 4c * J. S. Jenkins, architect and con tractor, of this city, is in receipt of a proposition for a bid on a 15-stall round house, concrete foundation, turn table pit and coal chutes to be built at Hoxie, Ark. This confirms the rumors that changes will be at Walnut Ridge or Hoxie and that Hoxie is the place where the improve ments will be made. It also settles nhe question as to the magnitude of she work to be done at that place. In jtead^jf being big improvements, it will be simply to accomodate the freight division which is now too long md will have little or no effect on the railroad interests at Poplar Bluff. The r\nnrv\ onor»f imni»A\ramQnl'.o m Q H A last year, including a new 22-stall brick roundhouse, and the latest im proved turntables and coal chutes will not be cast aside but, from the information we have received, there is every indication that there will be some startling news along this line soon that will redound to the benefit of Poplar Bluff.—Sentinel. CIRCUIT COURT. J. C. Alexander, charged with ag gravated assault for whipping a little girl in school was acquitted by the jury Monday evening. State vs. W. C. Latta, larceny; ac quitted. State vs. J. H. Morrison house breaking. Thi's* trial is now being heard and will probably occupy the attention of the court for the balance of the day. Morrison is charged with forcibly entering the meat shop for merly owned by Tom Giliiam, now dead and taking possession thereof. LODGE MEETINGS. I. O. O. F.—Every Monday. Red Men.—Every Tuesday. Royal Arch—1st and 3rd Friday. Jackson Lodge-—2nd Wednesday. Jackson Chapter—4th Thursday. K. of P.—1st and 3rd Wednesday. A FISH STORY, Which Has Its Origin at Arkansas City—Story of Capture of a Monster Gar. That the Mississippi contains other species of fish besides game, drum and the regulation “cat” was proven last Monday. For more than two weeks two monster Annies played hide and seek in the immediate neigh borhood of the “It,” moored below the warehouse, much to the annoy ance of its occupant. Monday fore noon the two again appeared, and the Hoover brothers, Guy aad Charles— Ashermen anchored near—concluded to bag, at least, one of them. Ac cordingly an immense steel hook was baited and fastened to a three-eights line and cast overboard from the rear of their cabin boat, Guy retaining the line in his hand. In less than twenty minutes Guy’s heels Aew up, and but for his brother coming to his assist ance just in the nick of time, would have been jerked into the river. Now the “play” began in dead ^earnest. Guy, with both hands badly burnt by the quick passing rope through at the outset, still held his own. The gar one of the alligator specie—was a monster in size and strength. Both men were pulled about, and when the fellow was brought to the surface near the boat to be dealt a blow he would fairly turn himself and get away to the end of the line. After a Aght of a half hour his strength failed. He was given two well directed blows with a hatchet and pulled ashore. Hie length was seven feet and nine inches and weight 264 pounds.—Arkansas City Journal. A RATTLESNAKE BANQUET. Capt. A. L. Dabney the Calhoun county, Mias., civil engineer who is preparing to give a banquet to his friends within the next few weeks at which rattlesnake on toast will be the principal delicacy, has just succeeded in capturing another monster rattler, and the success of the feast is now assured. Oapt. Dabney feels confl-^ dent that he will be able to fatten the new acquisition, for the reptile is eat ing voraciously, whereas the pair of rattlers captured some time ago have , refused to eat for more than two months. Captain Dabney’s new snake is one of the largest ever oaptured in Mis sissippi. It measures nearly 8 feet in length, is nearly 20 inches in circum ference and carries twenty-seven rattles. The snake made a desperate fight when captured, and on account of his hostile proclivities Captain Dabney has named him “Joe Bailey.” The capture was effected by means of a forked stick while Captain Dabney was on a surveying trip, and having no box at hand in which to confine the reptile, he was securely strapped to a long pole and carried home in triumph. NEW WASH GOODS. 16 and 20c dimity, lawn and baptiste all go for 10c a yard at Chas. Meyer’s Great Bargain Store. 67dtf. Huffman bakes bread every day. . . T ravel Is Necessary Sometimes— BUT THE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE WILL SAVE YOU MUCH TRAVEL —AND MONEY. SOUTHWESTERN TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CO.