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Fancy Cott°ns, Hadrasses, Linen Waistings,
Lawns, Swrsses, Organdies (except
Fancy White Ginghams, white and black.)
* Goods, Wash Silks, Fancy Silks,
Mercerized Fabrics.
fiO per cent. Off All Wool Dress Goodsl
[ 20 “ “ Off Dress Trimmings g j
Parasols at half and three=fourths former
Millinery, hats trimmed and untrimmed at half
Flowers at half price.
20 per cent off on all fancy hoisery.
jwupi) Mi", i iiim(nw~rT~rTTir"i
j Men’s Straw Hats Reduced 20 Percent «
j All Trunks at Cost-no room for theni ■
Newport Builders' Supply
and Hardware Company
Quality Our First
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,
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.
Manufacturers of _
'S' and Dealers in ©
Fine Photos,
Photo Buttons,
Pictures Copied and Fnlarged, any
Size or Style. View Work on
Short Notice
Studio 114, Walnut St.
Next door to Herald Office.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office: .Redman’s Drug Store.
Newport, - - - Arkansas
Armed Men Call at Capt. Cross’ Home
and Notify the Warden that the
Captain Can No Longer Work
Co: victs In Desha
. ]
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.
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
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
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
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
* »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
* *
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Has the Largest Plant in
Equipped with Latest Improved
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.
' W. F. Williams, Mgr.

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