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VOLUME II. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS. THURSDAY JULY 24, 1902. NUMBER80
! IN DRESS LENGTHS, WAIST LENGTHS AND FULL PIECES Fancy Cottons, fladrasses, Linen Waistings, Lawns, Swisses, Organdies (except Fancy White Ginghams, white and black.) ✓ * Goods, Wash Silks, Fancy Silks, Mercerized Fabrics. 110 per cent. Off All Wool Dress Goods I 20 “ “ Off Dress Trimmings jgj 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. I Men’s Straw Hats Reduced 20 Percent j All Trunks at Cost—no roonHonhenij » f f* .. ._ ^ _:- - ) Newport Builders’ Supply and Hardware Com any HIGH GRADE GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Quality Our First (Consideration ■■PRICES ALWAYS REASONABLE.. K 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. DRS. B. A. * W. R. WASHBURN, Physicians and Surgeons. Special attention given to diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat. Also Dis eases of Women. /'-:«•: Offices: New Watson Building, Rooms 12, 14 and 15. Newport, Arkansas. « L H MIZE & CO. Manufacturers of ^ and Dealers in (©) Fine Photos, Photo Buttons, PICTURE FRAMES, ETC. Pictures Copied and Enlarged, any Size or Style. View Work on Short Notice. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Give Us a Call. Studio 114, Walnut St. Next door to Herald Office. DR. H. O. WALKER, Physician and Surgeon. Office: Redman’s Drug Store. STewport, - Arkansas, VEGETABLES TO ORDER. Wonderful Progress In Garden Truck Culture. If one was to compare the flavor, substance, appearance and general good quality of the vegetables sold ten years ago with what are in the market today, the difference would be striking, even to those who know little of such matters. Probably no more- striking example of the progress made in the time mentioned can be found than is fur nished by tne tomato. Here is an humble product of the garden, beloved by all men who have a proper fond ness for good things, that has been so changed and improved of late as hardly to know itself. And it is strange, yet true, that the improve ment in the tomato has been due largely to the discovery of that pop ular ailment appendicitis. When the surgeons first established the fact that appendicitis and colic were not one and the same thing, and began to operate for the relief and cure of appendicitis there was much discussion as to the cause of the then dread affliction. The conviction then became general that it was due to the presence of foreign bodies in the ap pendix, such as fruit and vegetable seeds, and, thereupon, the doom of the tomato was sounded because of the many seeds contained in it. There were large and small and highly col ored tomatoes in the market but all were full of seeds. Here then was a serious situation confronting the big tomato growers as well as gardeners generally. There were then and there are still men who make a specialty of tomato growing and who originate all the new varieties that are offered to the growers. These did not despair, but said if the public wouldn’t eat to matoes with seeds in it, they would grow a tomato without seeds. And they did. Not entirely without seeds, to be sure, but with so few seeds in them to justify the assertion of the originators that they had produced a seedless tomato; whereupon the to mato was restored to public favor. But that was not the only change made in the tomato. Without the great number of seeds they were found to be far sweeter in flavor. This flavor was retained, \vhile the size and solidity were increased, until today there are tomatoes running up to six inches in diameter, from two to four pounds each in weight, that are as solid as A piece of meat, defy all sorts of weather, that last from first picking until the coming of frost and of which as high as twenty tons have been taken from a single acre. Tbe tomato specialists are justly proud of their accomplishment. But improvement in other directions have been just as great and often without such good reason. Many gardners objected to the old way of growing lima beans. They didn’t want to go to the expense of cutting poles and sticking them in the ground for the beans to run up on, and it took the beans a long while to mature any way; so they turned out a bush lima bean, which grows only two feet high, needs no support and upon which the beans mature quickly and in great quantities. While they were at it they originated a new lot of string beans which were ready for the mar ket all of two weeks earlier than tbe usual kinds, which were really string less and so tender they snapped when not picked carefully. That was an other big stride. Then the men who know more than most folks could dream about- straw berries, thought they would see what they could do. First they increased the size of the berries until they had shown specimens almost as big as one’s fist with whole fields averaging a dozen to a full quart measure. Then they improved the flavor of the big berries until they were as sweet as ' the wild berry. After that, varieties were introduced that were earlier than others which extended the sea son for this fruit Not satisfied with that, a progressive Frenchman brought fourth a strawberry that is a marvel in its way, for it produces three crops in a year and is practically everbear ing until killed by frost. These ber ries can be picked in the spring, in the summer and again in the fall. France was so proud of this achieve ment that the originator received a certificate from one of the big so cieties. In the meantime the fellow whose hobby is a perfect cucumber was not idle. Someone objected to the irregu lar shape of the cucumber, and so the cucumber sharp grew a strain of cu cumbers that were of a uniformly perfect shape and deep green in col or and seemed about perfect until another grower thought there were too many protuberances—warts the growers call them—on these latest ones, so he went to work and grew them so there were very few warts on them, and the spines or ribs were all even and regular distances apart. Another cucumber man thought they were mighty fine on the outside, but ought to have fewer seeds, and so he grew them with fewer seeds. It seemed that nothing more could be done when an enterprising “Jap” probably disliking to see the cucum bers soiled by lying on the ground, placed before the world a climing variety that grows on poles and which like the Frenchman’s strawberries, bears continually until killed by frost. Tlio otrnrrn'lo fni» onnroniQPvr in f.VlA --oo~- l- ' various lines continued, and slowly, like the tortoise, the humble onion pressed forward for recognition. Spain produced a large onion that was fine grained, of mild flavor and almost white. The native onion grow ers thought it was fine and that they could turn out something just as good if not better. They tried and suc ceeded, and during the proper season the fine, big white onions on sale in the fancy fruit stores, which the deal ers call Spanish onions, are the re sult of that effort. They are Spanish onions only to the uninitiated buyer, for they have been no nearer Spain than Long Island or New Jersey, where they are growTn. Despite the fact that these onions are often fifteen inches around, and grow so freely that close to two thousand bushels of them have been taken from a single acre, they are so mild and tender that anyone can eat them without ill effect. Physicians regard them with much favor because they induce a natural sleep, and pa tients who could by no means eat the ordinary strong onion can partake of them freely. As it is, the home grown product today excels all the onions brought from abroad, not excepting the far famed onions of Bermuda. What has been told here simply furnishes an idea of the great progress made in this humble line of industry. Every vegetable on the market has been improved so greatly that the consumers would make a great fuss were they compelled to go back to what they thought was so fine ten years ago. it is uwai tuctt mo “brother of the ox” is doing his part, even if he does it quietly.—New York Mail and Express. TO COLLECT TAXES. Sheriff Fred Schader, of Little Rock, is going to try a new and novel plan to collect the tax on mortgages. Heretofore a large per cent of this class of investments have escaped paying taxes, but those who fail to come to time this year will find them selves up against an entirely new proposition. The sheriff will proceed to garnishee the makers of these mortgages and hold up payment of the notes until the tax is paid. This means that the matter will go to the Supreme Court, as the holders of mortgages will con test the right of the sheriff to force payment in the above described manner. In the meantime large sums of money may be tied up by garnish ments awaiting the decision of the courts. It isn’t so much the size of the space in advertising as what is used in that space which means gain or loss to the advertiser when it comes to figuring the result of an advertising experi ment. Most advertisers do not ex periment at all. They know what to expect as the result of an action be cause they have planned wisely know ing as they did the natural results of this planning.—Advertising World. MR. REMMEL PROTESTS. Chirinan H. L. Remmel of the Re publican State Central Committee, makes the following statement rela tive to the appointment of the county election commissioners: “Never was power used with more autocratic brutality than was shown on yesterday by the Democratic Board of Election Commissioners. When we presented our list to rep utable gentlemen for election com missioners for the different counties in the State, our recommendations were ignored in nearly every instance, and when we entered a verbal pro test, the governor moved to adjourn, and had it not been for the courtesy of his associates we would have been ignored [even the faint privilege of one of the cardinal rights of an American citizen. When asked if we were to have no representation on the county boards, this august, auto cratic governor replies that we will have the privilege of reading the list after the appointments have been made. That is what a great political organization that polled over 40,000 votes in this state in the last election is to receive as a renlv to a iust de mand for rights guaranteed under our national constitution. But under the Arkansas election law there are no rights to be obtained, if it is the desire to use the power which the law permits, for the power vests ab solutely in the State Board of Election Commissioners, all of whom are Democrats. “Talk about immigration into our State; talk about encouraging capital to invest in our midst and take ad vantage of our boundless resources; talk about exhibiting the products of forest, farm, field and mine at the St. Louis exposition, in order to bring to us capital and immigration to develop our great and unlimited resources— all such efforts in expenditure of time, money and energy are brought to naught by one act of arbitrary power unjustly used. Tne dearest privilege of an American citizen is his religion and political freedom. Money is a secondary consideration, and every right-minded citizen of whatever political party, will protest against this unjust, unholy act of the Board of State Election Commission ers, in arbitrarily using the power which this vicious election law per mits, but which every preceding Board of Election Commissioners, headed by Govs. Eagle, Clark and Jones, since the law went into effec , have refused to avail themseives or, but have steadily recognized the list of Republicans requested to be ap pointed as county commissioners by the Republicans of the State through their chairman and secretary of their State committee. “It is hoped that even at this late hour this gross injustice may be rem edied, for it is a clog in the wheels of progress. that all men that have the moral and material welfare of this State at heart will want to see re moved.” NEW WASH GOODS. 15 and 20c dimity, lawn and baptiste all go for 10c a yard at Chas. Meyer’s Great Bargain Store. 67dtf. 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