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Bride Of A Year Ends An Unhappy Life—Seems To Be Some Doubt Of Suicide. Jonesboro, Sept. 19.—At an early hour yesterday morning a tragic end to an unhappy life came to Mrs. Vir gie Bynum, wife of Brock Bynum, of this city. While the circumstances surrounding her death were not all made clear, the coroner’s jury ren dered a verdict that deceased came to her death by a pistol shot tired by herself. Mrs. Bynum, formerly Miss Vergie Wicker, was noted for her beauty and vivacity. She married while young, but her married life was an unhappy one and she separated from her first husband. A year ago she became Mrs. Bynum, and in this union she seemed to be uuhappy at times. Wednesday night she was at a neighbor’s house for the night, her husband being in Memphis. He came home, however, and she wanted to go home, but on account of a downpour of rain he refused to let her go out. A quarrel ensued, a pistol shot rang out and her body fell limp to the floor the shot striking her in the center of the breast and coming out of her back. A 32-calibre revolver was used. PROPORTIONS OF PEARL INDUSTRY. Dr. J. H. Myers, the father ' of the pearl trade in the northern part of Arkansas, was in Little Rock Thurs day and to a Gazette reporter gave out the following interview relative to the pearling industry and the pro portions it has reached. “The pearl season for this season is about to close. Most of the pearl ers have been taken from the river banks to the cotton fields to get out the fleecy product for the market.” Since he began hunting for pearls along the river bank five or six years ago Mr. Myers has himself bought several hundred dollars’ worth of the jewels, and has made considerable Bums in trading in the gems. His es timate of the amount of money which has been brought into Lawrence, Jackson, Independence and Randolph counties in the past five years as the result of the pearl trade is §5,500,000. This immense revenue was practically created where there had been no rev enue before. The benefits are to be seen every where the trade has been carried on. Formerly there was a large class of poor people in the counties named, who seemed ground down by misfor tune. This class is almost eliminated now,|and had it not been for pearling, dozens of merchants would have failed during the two years when crops were bad. Almost every neg.-o now has a neat little bank account and they are mostly living on their own farms or town lots. Nearly every farmer has been able to afford lux uries which he would not have dreamed of five years ago. In num berless instances they have paid their debts from proceeds of pearl finds. Mr. Myers has made an estimate of the aggregate bank clearings in the four counties and they show 70 cent per capita more than the amount of currency per capita in circulation in the United States. Mr. Myers him self has paid out §75,000 since January for pearls. He has a specimen with him which he values at §2,000. It is a perfect sphere, brilliant and glisten ing, nearly half an inch in diameter. He values it the more because he found it himself. hoxie"STRIKE SETTLED. Hoxie, September 19—The strike in the Iron Mountain yards yesterday among the white laborers in the steel gang against the negroes working with them was declared off yesterday afternoon. Yard Foreman Tom Troy made them an eloquent plea to return to work; that he would separate the negroes and put them in the lower yards, about two miles away. This being satisfactory the strike was de clared off. SUNDAY SERVICES. Rev. Dr. Norton of Searcy will con duct the regular services at St. Paul’s church tomorrow. Mr. Welsh, form erly of St. Andrews, New York, will preside at the organ. ♦ * + At the Methodist Church—Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. and Junior Ep worth League at 3 p. m. Rev. M. M. Smith, P. E., will fill the pulpit at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. All are invited to attend. * * * Preaching at the Baptist church to morrow at the usual hours by the pastor, H. E. Gabby. Morning sub ject, “Christ the Great Teacher,” and evening subject, “Conscience.” Sun day school at 9:45 a. m. * * * At the Presbyterian Church—The morning service will begin promptly at 11 o’clock, subject, “The Founda tions of Rock and Sand,” Matt. 7:24-29. Evening service at 7:30, subject, “God’s Invitation to the Sinner,” Isa. 1:18. Sabbath school at 9:30 a. m. A cordial invitation given to young men to join a Bible class led by the pastor of the church. ♦ * * Dr. Cline’s subjects for next Lord’s Day, the 21st, will be as follows: “What is Worship as Defined by New Testament Teaching?” at 11 a. m. At 7:30 he will begin a series of sermons on the fulfilled prophecy of the book of Revelation. His first will be the meaning of “666” of the 13th chapter of Revelation. All desiring to enter upon the study of the last book in the Bible, so full of mystery, are invited to begin with this, the beginning of the series of discussions. Special music will also be given by the choir. CHANNEL MAY CHANGE. The inspection of the ravages of the old Mississippi just across the river from Memphis in Arkansas by officials of that city and Frisco railroid re cently, confirmed the worst fears, and all came back firmly convinced that something will have to be done soon or Memphis will be left high and dry, while the Father of Waters turns aside to meander through the corn and cotton fields of Arkansas. While of course this is the extreme view, and it is possible that even if the river does its worst that there will still be left enough water in the main channel to answer all purposes, the possibility of dire calamity cannot be minimized. It is evident that the danger is a real, a threatening and possibly immediate and overwhelming one, and calls for prompt action upon the part of those who are the proper ones to avert/ he catastrophe. Should the river do its worst it would mean that Memphis will be without a water highway. It will mean that the present bridge of the Frisco system will be useless, and that a new one will have to be built. In addition to these great and almost incalculable injuries to the prosperity and future of the city, and the anni hilation of profits on the part of the railroad, it would mean the devasta tion of fertile plantations, and hun dreds of other ills which would nat urally follow in the wake of such dis aster.- Memphis Commercial Appeal. A CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE. Quite a fervor of excitement was created in the smart set of Augusta Sunday morning when it was learned that Chas. B. Mills, Jr. and Miss Sadie Mae Cook had quietly slolen out of the city ostensibly for Memphis, and with the intent of getting married. So clandestinely did they lay their plans that not even their most inti mate friends were acquainted with their intentions. They were passen gers on the early morning east bound train for Memphis, where they were married by Rev. Mr. Johnson, return ing to Augusta on the evening train. —Augusta Free Press. Charley Terry was reported worse Friday afternoon but his physician says that there has been no change. PROGRESS ON EXTENSION. The track of the White River rail road is now being laid fifteen miles beyond Penter’s Bluff. Progress at that point has been delayed somewhat by the building of the bridge across Bishop’s Branch. Building bridges ac cross the many streams running into the river on this line has been, and will continue to be, a rather fruitful source of delay. The grading is being done all along the line with all the men and teams that can be had, and it is hoped cars will be running to Buffalo City on the first of January. The great amount of sickness among the men on the work has retarded re sults. Chief Engineer Rohwer and Devereux are now inspecting routes beyond Buffalo, where the greatest difficulty is in finding a satisfactory way around Lee’s Mountain.—Bates ville Guard. COAL! COAL!! COAL!!! Call 21-2 rings and leave your order for coal. Full weight and prompt de livery. M. K. Upshaw. You can Stay at Home and take care of your business by purchasing A ROUND-TRIP TALK to any point within the state There and back. Prompt service. SOUTHWESTERN TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CO.