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^ ~ • NEWPORT, ARKANSAS. MONDAY JUIAr 28, 1902. NUMBER 83
If * IN DRESS LENGTHS, f 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. 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. || Men’s Straw Hats Reduced 20 Percen1, g 1 Ail Trunks at Cost—no room for them g Newport Builders’ Supply and Hardware Company (HIGH GRADE GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Quality ©ur First Consideration ..PRICES ALWAYS REASONABLE.. n 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. Barthmaim, 174 BROADWAY, CORNER MAIDEN LANE, NEW YORK, N. Y. DEALER IN DIAMONDS, WATCHES AND JEWELRY. DRS. B. A. & W. R. WASHBURN, # r Physicians and Surgeons. Special attention given to disease* of Ear, Nose and Throat. Also Dis eases of Women. -:o: Offices: New Watson Building, Rooms 12, 14 and 15. Newport, Arkansas. liTtuv't 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. j j SATISFACTION GUARANTEED , i 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 DEATH SENTENCE AWAITS HIM. Judge Fulkerson Will Pronounce Death Sentence Upon Wallace Grant To-Morrow Afternoon —Alexander Again Under Trial. The sentencing of Wallace Grant, who was upon Friday found guilty of murder in the first degree for the killing of Essex Powers, October 23, 1901, will occupy the attention of court Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, when that body convenes after the noon recess. The jury having found a verdict for murder in the first degree, the penalty prescribed by law is death by hang ing or imprisonment for life. It is the general opinion that the former penalty awaits Wallace Grant for his crime and upon Tuesday afternoon, the date of his hanging will probably be announced. The trial of Arthur Alexander, for the burglarizing of Mrs. Estelle Clar idge’s residence was occupying the attention of court this afternoon. The jury in this case failed to agree Fri day and a re-trial of the same is being had. Judge O. W. Scarborough and Love Grant are defending Alex ander. State of Arkaneas versus W. H. Shawler, aggravated assault; contin ued on motion of state and set for Wednesday of the third week. State of Arkansas versus Thomas Milligan, selling liquor without license; plea of guilty and fined $50 and costs. CLOPTON-CHESSER. Mr. B. M. Clopton, formerly of * this place, but now of Newport, and Mrs. Mamie Chesser, of Imboden, were married at the Southern Hotel Sunday by Rev. T. C. Mahan, pastor of the Baptist Church here. The ceremony was witnessed by a large crowd of friends who had gotten wind of the fact that “something was to happen,” and determined to be on hand to oiler congratulations and good wishes. Mr. Clopton has been identified with our town in various enterprises during several years, and is now very prominent among suc cessful pearling men. His bride had been for some time the Imboden agent for the telephone system, a most popular lady, with countless friends. Mr. and Mrs. Clopton left Monday morning for Newport, where they will make their home for several months, but expect to return to this place in the winter and go into busi ness. Here’s congratulations and best wishes, but we have not forgiven Mr. Clopton for taking our “hello girl” away from Imboden.—Black Rock Telephone. HOCH! THE EDITOR. Editors ought not to brag of the achievements of the “The Fourth Estate,” but sometimes admiration gets the better of discretion. This is an instance of that kind, says the St. Louis World: A violent hailstorm at Atlantic, Mo., last week destroyed all the windows of the three churches of the town. Passing to any inquiry into the rea sons why Jupiter Pluvius, the heathen, should attack church buildings, the fact of the disaster is sufficient for this occasion. In their dismay at the loss the pas tors were disheartened. What with the collection of their salaries, the raising of funds for the maintenance of the churches and the apportion ment for foreign missions the preach ers had strained their congregations to the limit. Then a happy inspiration came. They called on the editor. When preachers need help or want a boost they have a habit of calling on the . editor. Unfortunately for the editor perhaps, he does not call on the preacher as often as he might. Editor Round was equal to the ■ emergency. Editors usually are. Frequently they have to do all the thinking for a whole countryside. “Advertise a hailstorm social,” he ■ said without a moment’s hesitation. “Gather up these hailstones and freeze ice cream and sherbet with them. I’ll print your advertisements , and broadsides for nothing. Go ahead and you’ll get back what you’ve lost.” There’s your arbiter ot destiny. Trust an editor, however small his field of operation, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. It goes without saying that the hailstorm social succeeded. Blucher had come up at the right moment. What credit did the editor get? None. The preachers got both the credit and the cash. The editor, having furnished the brains and the advertising, got only the satisfaction of having served his day and gen eration. The satisfaction of having done a good thing is the reward of every editor. It is the satisfaction in a lesser degree of God Almighty in planning and doing good things for the universe. STATE SCRAPS. Scissored From Our Exchanges—Ac counts of Things in General. Emmett Harrington, aged 27, was killed Friday afternoon while work ing as lineman for the Pine Bluff Telephone Company. Harrington came in contact with a live wire of the Citizens Light and Transit Co., and was electrocuted. Deceased was a very popular young man. * * * “Report came over the telephone Friday of the running amuck of a man named Knaves, near Oakland, Marion county,” says the Harrison Times. “It is stated that he rode alone the hiehwav callinsr DeoDle to their doorways and then shooting them. Jere Jenkins and two brothers named Lance were instantly killed ! and a woman, name unknown, was seriously wounded before the people turned out and captured the mur derer. It is not known here as to whether the man was simply crazy, or prompted by some feud. * * * Last Friday was known as hang man’s day in Arkansas, for the reason that six persons met a grewsome death in different parts of the state. In a number of these cases appeals were made to Gov. Davis to commute the capital punishment meted outjthe prisoners by the courts. The gover nor withstood all the appeals, how ever, and each criminal was hanged according to schedule. The men executed were Dave McWhirter, white, who was hanged at Van Buren, Lathe Hambree, also white at Nash ville, and Cy Tanner, Jim Kitts, Dee | Noland and Tom Simms, all negroes. There was no excitement at any of the executions. * * * During Friday night five cars *on the Iron Mountain tracks in the southern portion of Helena were broken open by either thieves or tramps. Four of the cars contained merchandise and have been checked over and found correct. The fifth was a car of meat consigned to Clar endon over the Arkansas Midland, and if anything was stolen it was out of this car, which will be checked when it reaches its destination. This manner of thievery is a popular one in Helena, all three of the railroads suffering lately to a greater or less extent, and owing to the fact that the tracks are in an isolated portion of the city very little police protection can be given. * * Last Sunday, at the home of Louis Altschul, near Varner, Mrs. Fannie Fort of Pine Bluff was married to W. D. Persons', a well-to-do planter of Lincoln county. Recently Mr. Per sons, who is 86 years old and a three times widower, commissioned Mr. Altschul to look for him a wife. Mr. Altschul started on the trip and found it unnecessary to go further than Pine Bluff, as the marrying tendency is strenuous there just now. Mrs. Fort, aged 66, had never met her in tended and saw him for the first time when she assisted him to the altar last Sunday. Rev. John F. Carr of Pine Bluff, of the M. E. Church of ficiated, and a number of Pine Bluff - ians attended. NEW WASH GOODS. 16 and 20c dimity, lawn and baptiste all go for 10c a yard at Chas. Meyer’s Great Bargain Store. 67dtf. ARKANSAS LUMBER INTERESTS. According to the United States cen sus, Arkansas had 1,119 lumber and timber establishments of all kinds in 1900, exceeded in number only by Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mich igan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. Pennsylvania leads with 2,338. There are 1,142 saw mills in the state and 57 tie and timber camps. Of the total number of establish ments 615 are owned by individuals, 431 are partnerships and 153 are in corporated companies. This number of corporations is exceeded by only Michigan, Washington and Wisconsin. The aggregate lumber and timber product of the state for 1900 was #21, 727,710, exceeded only by California, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wis consin. The lead is held by Michigan with a total of #67,379,698. There were 1,565 proprietors, 873 salaried officials and clerks and 21,302 wage earners engaged in the lumber industry in the state for the year 1900. There was #682,545 paid in salaries and #6,410,843 paid in wages. Mich igan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wash ington and Wisconsin were the only states that disbursed more money to wage earners. The figures given are the averages for the year, the great est number employed in the state at any time being 32,273, and the least number 20,042. There were only ten women enumerated as proprietors and firm members. The salaries paid officials and clerks amounted to $598, 529, exceeded only by Michigan and Wisconsin. The lumber establishments used 182 animals which cost 87,075 per year for keep. The total product for the state for the year 1900 was $23,959,983, ex ceeded only by Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wis consin, the last named state leading with $57,634,816. There were 349,522,000 shingles pro duced, valued at $597,855, Arkansas being ninth in the list of states. The total horsepower employed in the miils of Arkansas was 71,549. Huffman bakes bread every day. George Sink is taking his vacation and expects to leave Wednesday with his wife and Miss Pearl Martin for a stay at Ravenden Springs. S. Wolff, left Monday afternoon for St. Louis, where he will join his wife and together they will visit Saratoga, New York. While away Mr. Wolff will do his buying on the eastern mar kets. Frank A. Brewer, a law student in the office of Smead and Powell, of Camden, shot and killed a negro by the name of Joe Kidd on the court house stepB Saturday afternoon. The negro fell dead from the threshold of the courthouse to the ground six feet below. The trouble was over a debt. The negro became abusive and drew a long knife with which he had intimidated several citizens during the past few days. The coroner’s jury exonerated Brewer. 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