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VOLUME II NEWPORT. ARKANSAS. MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1902 NUMBER 216
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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
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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
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When applied freely it penetrates
to the source of the ailment and Cools,
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sweaf This is the reason Para^'
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^ Sore s, fore Chest, Muscular
j Rheami , Stiffness, Skin Eruptiorts,
Swelling a\?d all Inflammations.
Every bottle Guaranteed
to give satisfaction or money refunded.
L25C, 50c and $1.00 bottles.
IT AI.L OOOD STOKES.

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