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VOLUME II. NEWPORT. ARKANSAS. FRIDAY JULY 25. 1902. NUMBER 81
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Y. DEALER IN DIAMONDS, WATCHES AND JEWELRY. DBS. B. A. S 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. II. MIZE & CO. Manufacturers of _ 'S' and Dealers in © Fine Photos, Photo Buttons, PICTURE FRAMES, ETC. Pictures Copied and Fnlarged, 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. Newport, - - - Arkansas WITH BLACKENED FACES. Armed Men Call at Capt. Cross’ Home and Notify the Warden that the Captain Can No Longer Work Co: victs In Desha County. i . ] The county authorities have been notified of an exasperating affair;, which recently occurred at Pendleton, |, Desha county, says the Pine Bluff Graphic. Last Wednesday night ( while Capt. J. C. Cross and his entire family except Mrs. Cross’ mother, Mrs. Flournoy, wore in Little Rock, the warden on Capt. Cross’s convict ‘ farm was visited by six armed men at 1 Capt. Cross’ home, with faces blacked 1 and notified the warden that Capt. Cross would no longer be permitted to work the convicts in Desha county. Previous to calling at the house they sent a message to him, asking him to see them at a stated place. The warden of course refused, where upon they went to the house. It is believed that they are the same men who liberated the four prisoners from the Dumas jail last week. As to their being liberated by outside aid there is no doubt. Henry Thomas, one of the negroes who escaped, and was sub sequently caught, told a county of ficial that two railroad spikes and a bolt were found under their beds and that the outside door had been tam pered with. THOSE FOOLISH VIRGINS. Thirteen telephone girls in a Kan sas town quit the “hello” business forever because the manager refused to raise their pay from §20 to §25 a month. Hoyr foolish! Taking it for granted that it is the ambition of every wo man to get married, who has a better chance to win a husband than the telephone girl? It may be stated, “without fear of successful contradiction,” as they say in debating societies where it has been resolved that fire is more destructive than water or that the egg preceded the hen, that nothing is so pleasing to the generality of mankind as a soft voice. Even in Shakespeare’s time it wan agreed that “a' voice soft and low” was “an excellent thing in woman,” and that condition still holds true. The strident female voice is about as musical as the cackling of a frenzied hen, mad with delight over the suc cessful output of her 1000th egg, but a voice that is mellow and well modu lated and has a cadence as soft as a 1 note from a Schubert swing song, has been known to soften and tame the heart of rebellious man and to make it as tractable as a hungry child that ; is pacified at the sight of a judicious combination of bread and jam. And who has a better opportunity to exercise the captivating power of a sweet voice than the telephone girl? When it comes rippling over the wires like a zephyr from Arcadie or Arcadia, Mo., it has a taming influence over the mind of even a busy man of commercial cares with a large and interesting family; and if this be true, what shall be said of its power over the susceptible nature of a young man not yet inured to the trials of matrimony, who is eager to take upon himself the manifold responsibilities of a household and who may be for given for his rashness, since he knows not what he does? Telephone romances are by no means uncommon. A lonesome man in a big city heai’s, day after day, the gentle voice from the switchboard that comes whispering to him through space, inquiring “Number?” as solicit ously as if he were the only subscrib er on the list, and he commences to wonder what manner of girl this is whose voice can soothe his tired nerves. Can’t you picture the rest of it? Still more wondering, an attempt at convei-sation, a word or two the next day, a little judicious flirtation between calls, an exchange of names, a meeting, a formal visit, a word with papa, and then, a few months later a trip to the City Hall and one less flat for rent in St. Louis. And then to think that thirteen girls deliberately gave up a chance like that because they failed to get a raise of 17 cents per day.—Post Dis |patch. STATE SCRAPS. Scissored from Our Exchanges—Ac counts of Things In General. Fayetteville, July 24.—Herbert Liv ngston, 74 years old, was found dead n his bed at Fayetteville Fi’iday after loon. He recently came here from iVest Plains, Mo., where he has living i son who is a prominent criminal awyer. He lived here with another ion, Henry Livingston, a commercial raveler. * * »k Sidney Weil, a Pine Bluff planter, ust returned from his place, 15 miles ibove Pine Bluff, reports that the five ’.onvicts who escaped from England 3amp, some days ago, have been ly ng in hiding near his place. They ire supplied with arms and ammuni tion and prepared to make a desper ite fight against officers who are after them. * * June Dennis, colored, is under ar rest at Magnolia on a charge of forg ng an order for 25 cents. Dennis has Been employed by Ed Terrell to carry ;he Moulton mail, and while at Moul ton a few days ago, being desirous of enjoying a square meal, it is alleged be wrote an order for 25 cents, signed Elamp Wallace’s name to it and got Postmaster Heath to cash it. Sheriff Warren made the arrest and the prisoner, being unable to make a $300 Bond, was placed in jail. * * * A white boy baby, between six weeks and two months old, was found lead, lying on the railroad track, four miles north of Harrisburg, about 6 B’clock Thursday morning. The baby was wrapped in a cloth and had some paper around it. There were no bruises or cuts on it. The locality where found is sparsely settled. Cit izens of Harrisburg and Poinsett Bounty are very much wrought up over the occurrence, but can find no Blew to the unnatural parents or per son who placed it there. THE NEW ARITHMETIC. If Molasses costs 44 cents per gallon md James drinks three pints of it while returning from the grocery, bow much is there left and what is ;he value of what he drank? * * * Henry had seven pet rabbits worth 10 cents each until John’s yellow dog was turned into the shed with them Bver night. How much more did Henry lose than John? * * * There are 250 bumble bees in a nest ind five boys set out to break it up. EIow many bees are there to a boy? If the five boys tumble over four :ences six feet high to get away, vhat is the total height? ♦ * * It takes a hog five seconds to get through a hole in a fence into a gar len and fifty minutes to find the same aole when the farmer drives him out. What is the difference in time in favor af the hog? * * * An ice man has twenty daily cus tomers to be served with twenty-five pounds of ice each. Every day he manages to have 100 pounds left over after going his rounds. How many pounds would he have left per week? With ice at 40 cents per hundred what would his extra profits be? * * * A boy with four teeth to be pulled yells seven times for each tooth to be taken out. How many yells in all? He meets forty boys during the day and brags to each one that it never hurt a bit. How many more boys than teeth? * ♦ * A tramp is crossing a field at the rate of twenty miles an hour, and a farmer’s bull is after him at the rate of thirty. The distance to the near est fence is one-fourth of a mile. At what point will the tramp be over taken if he doesn’t grow wings and take to the air?—Ex. Miss Slaynaker of Beaumont, Tex., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Z. Q. Bus sell. IN A BOX CAR. Eve Beck, of Van Buren, Rides to Kansas City—Clothes Stolen By a Companion. Eva Beck, 19 years of age, of Van Buren, Ark., is a distinguished type, an up-to-date, twentieth century girl. Eva rode from Van Buren to Kansas City, about 600 miles, in a box 3ar. Eva was not the only plucky girl in Van Buren. She had a friend, who like herself desired to go to Kan sas City, but did not propose that any railroad company should profit there by. All went well during the fore part of the journey. Tuesday was a long wearisome day and the wayfarers were glad enough to sleep when night came. The interior of the car was of course pitch dark and the girls felt no hesitancy in removing their clothing, in response to the demands of the high temperature. Eva slept as soundly as if she had been in a Pull man. When she awoke Wednesday the sun was well up and one of the car doors was open. To her surprise she discovered that her companion of the night before had disappeared. Then to her utter dismay she found that her own wardrobe was missing. Trainmen who were at work in the Sheffield yards at Kansas City about noon Wednesday saw a strange sight. A white handkerchief waving fu riously, a human hand, and just the suggestion of an arm were visible as they extended out the door of a box car. Then a head appeared for just an instant, and a woman’s plaintive appeal for aid was heard. To one of the traintnen he told her story. He had a wife and sisters at home. Gar ments of many shapes and sizes were secured, and after much “trying on,” the figure of a woman, fully clad, emerged from the car. HAS VERY LITTLE TO DO. An exchange says the editor of a country newspaper has no business to make mistakes. He has no business to ever get any thing into his paper that people do not like. He ought to know what would suit each individual. He ought to take an item and before it is published let each • person whom it concerns censure it. An editor has plenty of time to do this, as all he has to do is to hunt up news and clean rollers, set type, clean the floor, pen short items, hustle advertising, fold papers, make paste and mail papers, talk to visitors and distribute type, carry water, read proofs and correct mistakes and hunt up subscribers, dun delinquents and take cnssings. These are only the little things, my friend, an editor has to do and he ought never to make any mistakes. The eight year old son of Jeems Gambrell, who lives near Bearden, Ouachita county, has the hydro phobia. A* few months ago he was bitten by a small dog and last week was taken sick having spasms and trying to bite his hands. Five doctors have called to see him and three of them pronouce it hydrophobia. The NEWPORT LAUNDRY COMPANY. f 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 Speckd Work Everyday. . Out of Town agents wanted. NEWPORT LAUNDRY CO. ' W. F. Williams, Mgr.