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VOLUME II NEWPORT. ARKANSAS. MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1902 NUMBER 216
r iti m'y ii fMerrie Christmas and a Happy New YeaHj The Good Luck Store Christinas Presents of all kinds to be found x— at our store. Below we mention a few, just as a reminder - :=-=^ Girls, for your best fellow a pair of our Gloves wouldn’t be bad. We g have them both in dressed and undressed kid, all the newest colors, g from 75c to $1.50. | Silk and Linen handkerchiefs, both gentlemen’s and ladies. Silk and Velvet Mufflers, 50c to $1.50. Ladies’ Kid and Golf Gloves, in all the latest shades. A beautiful line of Men’s Shirts and Neckties just received for the g holidays; shirts, irom 50c to $1.50; ties, 25c to 50c. Men’s Underwear from the cheapest to the finest. Hen’s ribbed cot= I ton underwear, cotton fleeced, silk fleeced, silk and wool ribbed jj underwear. A big assortment of Ladies’ Underwear. Ladies’ ribbed vests and | pants, fleeced cotton vests and pants, ladies’ union suits; also a nice line of ladies’ wool underwear. Special Reduction in Men’s and Boys’ Clothing all through the holidays. vourstopiease, jhe g. Steinberg Dry Goods Co. -~ - J, D. CARVEL, Manager.——- j . . .. —; ——- _. ... ... - • - ■• THE SANK OF NEWPORT CAPITAL $50,000 SURPLUS, - $25,000. — OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 0. W Decker, President. A. D. Bailey, Vice-President. R. M. Johnson, 'Cashier. T. D. Kinman, Ass’t. Cashier. V. Y. Cook, Thos. J. Graham, a. E. Shoffner. Jno. T. Flynn, J- W. Grubbs, Jos. M. Stayton. RIDE EYDERIEWPF 18 an important factor in successful banking. With all nlrt LArLIiinYUL (jue 8ense of modesty, we venture to direct your at tention to n brief review of the long business career of the men who compose our Hoard cf Directors and Officers. EHIIRTEEN YEARQ Experience in the affairs of Banking in this community rUUfl I LLll ILHilO enables us to measure and meetUhe needs of our cus tomers. We solicit your account, and promise prope*ielp in time of need. Eupion Oil I When buying illuminating oil .insist on having Eupion, the family safety. This is a double distilled process oil that is odorless and absolutely safe If you will use clean burners and'wicks and Eupion Oil you will have best light obtainable. The only merchants in Newport that sell this high-grade oil are WolffGoldman Merc. Co., W. B. Chastain, Wilmans Bros., R. I). Wilmans, Heiligef’s Union Market Co., Martin Bros., Har ris & Daugherty L. G. DaVaul and 0. M. Bowen. Waters-Pierce Oil Comp’y Henry ©wen PHYSICIAN, SURGEON AND OCULIST. *VER BAILEY BROS'. DRY 00008 STORE RAILROAD HAPPENINGS. A pleasant Christmas greeting to employes was sent over the wires by President B. F. Yoakum, of the Fris co, as follows: “I wish you ali a mer ry Christmas, and I take this oppor tunity of thanking you for your hearty cooperation, which has made the Frisco what it is today.” B. F. Yoakum. ♦ * ,* Two passenger coaches of the Na tional Railroad of Mexico, passed through the Iron Mountain yards Sat urday. The coaches are vestibuled and well furnished inside, but are much inferior to first-class coaches used in this part of the country.— Poplar Bluff Citizen. * * * The Brotherhood of Railway Train men and the Order of Railway Con ductors are preparing to make a de mand for a 20 per cent increase in wages on all roads west of the Missis sippi river. These two orders include the conductors, brakemen ana switch men. A great many of the Northern and Eastern roads have been increas ing the wages of the railroad em ployes, and it is very probable that the two orders will be granted an in crease in wages on the Western roads. This will affect all the roads which enter Little Rock and a large number of men will be concerned. RESPONSIBLE FOR EXPLOSION. Hot Springs, Dec. 27. - Responsibil ity for the explosion which occurred in the Turf Exchange pool room Wed nesday evening, and resulted in the death of Billy Helwig of this city and O. R. Donnelly of Chicago and injuries to more than forty persons, was barged to several parties tonight by he coroner’s jury, which held an in quest over Helwig’s remains. The jury returned the following verdict: “We, the jury empaneled to investi gate into the cause and manner of death of Billy KeLvig, find that he came to his death in the explosion caused from the careless handling of high-proof gasoline in the Turf Ex change pool room, and that the re sponsibility of the explosion is jplaced upon the Waters-Pierce Oil Company, the Arkansas Gas and Light Company and Leo Mayer and Eddie Burke of New York, proprietors of the pool room, each being responsible through their employes.” Many civil actions are expected to follow the finding of the verdict. Many members of the local bar were present at the examination, while ex Attorney Genei'al E. B. Kinsworthy of Little Rock represented the gas and light company. TRAINING FOR RACE. The men selected by the Fire De p irtment to make the race against Cowboy W. A. Smith Tuesday night at the opera house are taking a course of training and expect to maintain a far better average than that of the local athletes in the first race. It may be of interest to the public to know that S. H. Jackson, who gained several laps upon the champ ion walker in the last mile of the oth er race will again measure strides with the visitor. J. E. Doherty, manager of the opera house, has offered two silver cups as first and recond prizes to be awarded the contestants, who make the best time for single miles. RIVER IMPROVEMENT*" WORK WILL CONTINUE. The disaster which befell the dam here a month ago, soon after its com pletion by the Government forces, in the washing out of the bank around the abutment, will result in nothing more serious than the delay that must attend the repairing of the break, says the Batesville Guard. The cause of the disaster is well under stood to be the direct result of false economy in the construction of the abutment. Happily, there is plenty of money to repair the damage, and this will be done as promptly as the con dition of the river, now at the high water season, will allow. REED SHOT FOR REFUSING TO TREAT. Matt Reed, a negro was shot on Christmas day at the saw mill of B. F. Hogan near Kenyon, for refusing to give H. Palmer a drink of whiskey. The latter threatened the former be cause he refused and both made a a rush for firearms. Reed received a flesh wound, one shot passing through his arm and side. Though no arrest had been made, it was expected that Palmer would be given a hearing before Justice Wolf of Bird Township, Monday. IF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER HAD FLOWED NORTH. The Rhine is less than nine hundred miles long, and the Danube Iosb than two thousand. The length of the longest river in India is two thousand, three hundred miles, and the longest in Asia is three thousand, three hun dred and twenty. The Nile is four thousand and sixty-two; it affords, however, only seven hundred and thirty miles of continuous navigation from its mouth. You may' take a steamboat from the mouth of the Mis sissippi and pass up three thousand, nine hundred miles from the Gulf,— as far as from New York across the Atlantic to the Strait of Gibraltar, across the Mediterranean and the HSgean Sea to Asia Minor, and up the Dardanelles to Constantinople, and then you will have to disembark and walk four hundred miles, if you wish to equal the distance that would have to be traveled to reach the head waters of the river. What if this “Father of Waters,” like the Nile, had flowed north instead of south, and, like the Red River of the North, had emptied into the Arctic Ocean instead cf the Gulf? Commer cially speaking, it would have cut off this great river system from the world, would have made the Isthmian Canal useless to the Mississippi Valley, and would have spread annual devastation throughout its course, because the floods of spring from the southern portion of the river would have poured down upon the northern while the latter was still ice-bound. Tilting the basin of the Mississippi only a few hundred feet would have made all this vast difference.—Josiah Strong, in the January “Success.” ENTERTAINS AT CARDS. Mrs. J. L. Jones entertained the Smart Set and a number of invited guests Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. R. Thompson. Cards was the diversion of the afternoon, at which Miss Lucy Brandenburg won the first prize, and Mrs. J. H. McHugh the consolation, Miss Hazel Jones being the score-keeper. Dainty refreshments of sandwiches, chicken salad, pickles, coffee and | salted almonds were nicely served. Those present were Mesdamca O. D. Watson, W. W. McMinn, W. R. I Thompson, Wm. Bailey, T. E. Morri i son. Lacv Tilehman. Clvde Wood. Gus | Martin, T. E. Allen, Ed Wilmans, J. H. McHugh, Robt. Cox of Little Rock; Misses Mary Laird, Roberta and Nan nie Morrison, Ray and Lucy Branden burg, Lou Minor, Lula Empie, Mabel Stayton and Bessie Buford. POLES LAID TO WALNUT RIDGE. The long distance telephone reached Walnut Ridge with their poles Wed nesday. The present plan is to have the central office in the Less block, and a night and day service is prom ised. This will require the services of two ladies and one man. A local system will be put in here, 42 instru ments having been subscribed for. The end of the wire at present is at Tuckerman, and it will probably be a month before the service will be in operation, as four wires have to be stretched. Then you can talk to Gal veston or New York. E. A. Miller is the gentlemanly foreman of construc tion.— Walnut Ridge Blade. GOVERNOR TO BE ELIMINATED. Little Rock, Dec. 27 —It is now vir tually settled that the coming legisla ture will pass an act providing for the erection of a new state capitol. There is considerable talk about the passage of a bill that will insure the building of the state house on the plans now owned by the state and that a commission will be created by the bill and provision made that | will take from the governor any voice whatever in the acts of the commis sion or in the filling of vacancies that may occur in the membership thereof. FRISCO LOOKING SOUTH. New Orleans, La., Dec. 27.—B. F. Yoakum, president of the St. Louis & San Francisco, which is supposed to ! be seeking an entrance to New Or leans, having recently purchased the Louisiana & Arkansas railroad, arriv ed here to night. B. L. Winchell, vice president and general manager will arrive tomorrow. Their visit is of the greatest importance, but Mr. Yoakum was not ready tonight to sub mit to an interview. He absolutely i declined to see reporters. Just received a new shipment of | Waterman’s Ideal Fountain Pens, the ! best fountain pen on the market. | Guaranteed to give perfect satisfac j tion. I. D. Price, sole agent. 193 btf SLANDERING A POLICEMAN. Eureka Sprigns, Ark., Dec. 27.— Mrs. S. A. McHall, for twenty-five years a resident of Kansas City, was arrested here last night for slandering a policeman. At the hearing this morning she was charged with accus ing the policeman of shadowing and otherwise annoying her. The case was dismissed. Mrs. McHall, who is a large land owner and reported to be wealthy, is suffering with nervous prostration. TRIP OVER ROUTE. u C. S. Jackson, president of the Morning Star Railroad and George E. Duy, also interested in the construc tion of that road, arrived Saturday noon and on Sunday morning left for a trip over the survey, which crosses White river at thiB city and runs through Jackson, Independence, Stone, Baxter and Marion counties to Rush, where the company holds leases on valuable mines. ROCK* ISLAND SURVEY. Malvern, Dec. 27.—A party of Rock Island engineers and assistants, num bering about twenty, arrived here early this week. They established a camp on the Gammel place, and have since begun the survey of a line for the southern extension of the Hot Springs Railroad as contemplated by the Rock Island. GUNNEL-SMITH. Will Gunnel of Lake County, Ten nessee, was on Monday noon married -l to Miss Cora Smith of near Auvergne by Justice L. B. Harris at bis resi dence. They left Monday afternoon for the groom’s home in Tennessee. LOCAL HOLIDAY EXCURSION RATES. ... The Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gnlf R. R: will sell holiday excursion tickets locally at one fare for the round trip December 24, 2(> and 31, 1902, and Jan uary 1, 1903, limited for the return un til January 2, 1903. • -x. DO IT NOW. M|| Have your watch repaired at the Palace Jewelry Store. 202 btf JACK HERRON. Back again in Newport and Prepared to do all kinds of Brick Work. Repair Work Promptly Attended To. The NEWPORT LAUNDRY CGMPANY.^^—5 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 Special Work Every Day. Out of Town agents wanted. NEWPORT LAUNDRY CO. M. K. Upshaw, Mgr. "mcamph FIRST AID TO THE INJURED M A Revolution in the Treatment of External Injuries. 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