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VOLUME II NEWPORT, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1902 NUMBER 218 We have a very large stock of Clothing—all of the very newest and latest in the art of tailor construction. In order to reduce our stock we have made great reductions! Without doubt they are the most remarkable values ever offered, even surpassing the greatest values ever given before. Thrifty people will be quick to take advan tage of these remarkable values, so come early, before the choicest are selected. ' Men’s Suits, made up from the strongest and most durable fabrics— Real $15.00 value— /w-v Now only . ^AO.vIvl Real #18.00 value— . q CO Now only . 10*uU Men’s Suits, splendid specimens Men’s Suits that are equal to of modern tailoring, made from any made by the highest class rich, plain and beautiful fab- of custom tailors— ll<b Real 825.00 value—^ . Q N8ow oT ^$15.00 ^ ^S-00 c^tecl lau2 g Real $22.00 value— * E rk % Real *30.00 value- 00 Now only. 10.50 Now only . BAILEY BR0S. Great. Removal ..Sale.. The large increase in our trade has made it necessary for us to secure twice the room we now occupy. We will move about January 15, 1903 to the store room now occupied by Henry hott. To avoid as much expense as possible moving we will, Beginning January 1st, 1903, Have the greatest cut-price, clean-up sale that eVer taken place in Newport. See circulars for prices. BAILEY BROS. Newport, Ark. ___—__ _______J THE BANK OF NEWPORT CAPITAL $50,000 SURPLUS, - $25,000. _ OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. G 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. Shoffnep Jno. T. Flynn, - J. W. Grubbs, Jos. M. Stayton. pipe FYPFRIFNPF I8 an important factor in successful banking. With all lili L LAi LlllLllUL due sense of modesty, we venture to direct your at tention to *a brief review of the long business career of the men who compose our Board of Directors and Officers. FMIRTFFN YFAR^ Experience in the affairs of Banking in this community ruuillLLll l Lrtlio enables us to measure and meet the needs of our cus tomers. We solicit your account, and promise proper help in time of need. I r ___ I Eupion Oil f 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 ^ou will use clean burners and^wlcks and Eupion Oil you will have best light obtainable. The only merchants in Newport that sell this high-grade oil are Wolif-Goldman Merc. Co., W. B. Chastain, Wilmans Bros., R. D. Wilmans, Heiliger’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 AN» OCULIST. '•VER BAILEY BROS'. DRV GOODS STORE AN ELABORATE DINNER. Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Watson enter tained very charmingly a number of young gentlemen friends at six thirty o’clock dinner Tuesday evening. Their hospitality would hardly have been more gracious and refreshing and the well-appointed dinner would have won extravagant compliment even from a connoisseur in the cui sine art. The round table about which the guests were seated was beautiful in deed with its Christmas tree agleam with the light of tiny candles and tinsel that reflected their light. The menu was elaborate and the manner in which it was served completed a most elegant affair. At each plate was a hand painted calendar, the work ! ofMrs. R. L. Bennett, the subject there on being flowers and a bit of verse, which was read in turn by the favored individuals seated there. The menu was as follows: blue points; bouillon with toasted squares; baked turkey, ! potatoes, macaroni, asparagus on toast, brown bread, olives, cranberry punch; shrimp salad with mayonaise dressing; salted almonds; mince pie; ice cream and assorted cake; coffee; assorted nuts and raisins; cigars. The young gentlemen present were Messrs. Claude Erwin, F. P. Skip with, Alcorn Ferguson, John Stayton, Percy Van Dyke, Drs. Owen Walker and George Stephens, all of whom en joyed the evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Watson and will always re member how delightfully they were entertained upon this occasion. APPEAL FOR FUNDS. Pine Bluff, Ark., December 30.— Mrs. B. E. Benton, president of Ar kansas division of U. D. C., has is sued the following address: To All Chapters, U. D. C., Arkansas Division: The Confederate Monument com mittee intend to ask the next legisla ture for an appropriation for the state monument. And to arouse their in terest it is desired to Bhow them how much has a'^eady been acquired for that purpose. This is, therefore to request that without delay you inform Col. John G. Fletcher, Little Rock, treasurer of the committee, how much money you have raised for the monu ‘ment, and where that money is, whether in your possession or depos ited elsewhere. This is desired so credit may be given where it proper ly belongs, and that the same money may not be twice counted. me committee uu not uesigu to assume control of the money in any way until properly turned over to them at the proper time, and when that proper time arrives you will doubtless add a further sum to your contribution, as it is one of the chief objects of our association “to erect monuments to the heroes of the Con federacy.” And while we concede to the veterans the right to direct and execute, we, the Daughters, claim the privilege to aid in and contribute to this glorious work. MRS. B E. BENTON. President Arkansas Division, U. D. C. COWBOY SMITH WON SECOND RACE. The local v'alkers, selected by the Fire department proved to be slow in comparison with Cowboy W. A. Smith in the race at the opera house Tues day evening, the last named winning the ten mile walk by 2 1-2 laps over his contestants. S. H. Jackson won the first prize silver cup and the second was award ed Walter Branch, with whom Will Chavey had tied. These two had each walked their mile of the race in the same time and had to walk again to determine the rightful winner of sec ond honors. Only a fair house was present and the Fire department were rather dis appointed in the receipts. SMALL POX PREVALENT AT POPLAR BLUFF. Health officer Dr. Johnson reported seventeen new cases of smallpox Tuesday, making a total of sixty-eight cases in all at Poplar Bluff says the Citizen. None of these seem to be of a dangerous nature. Several parties who have fully recovered from the disease will be given their freedom during the week. AUGUSTA HOTEL BURNED. Augusta, Dec. 30.—The Jones hotel, owned by Mrs. Octa Jones and run by Mrs. Bob Boles, burned Sunday morn ing. Mrs. Boles had $500 insurance on the furniture, and Mrs. Jones $500 in the Planters’ Insurance Company of Arkansas. The bouse was valued at $2,500. X, AUDITOR AUSTIN DISAPPEARS. Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 29.—On De cember 17 G. F. Austin, of Pittsburg, Pa., auditor of the Home Water Com pany of this city, disappeared very suddenly, and, although search was immediately instituted for him and has been maintained from that date until now, no trace of him has been discovered. He was sick at the room over the German Bank, and has been sick sev eral days. These rooms are in charge of the Metropolitan hotel, just across the street. Today the residence where Cora Garrison, colored, lives was searched, and the detective found a gold watch and chain belonging to the missing man. In the watch case was an in scription, showing that it had been given Mr. Austin by his mother on his 21st birthday. A silver-mounted hair brush, also the property of Mr. Austin, was found in the room occupied by the negress, who is one of the cham bermaids of the hotel. She was placed under arrest under suspicion of knowing something of the disappearance of Austin, and locked up pending further investigation. She claims the articles were given her by the sick man, and stoutly asserts that she knows nothing about his disap pearance. Mr. Austin’s brother came down from Philadelphia, and has been probing into the affair in the hope of solving the mystery. The Garrison woman was seen in the sick man’s room at 6 o’clock on the evening of hiB supposed disappearance. DANCE AT MINOR HOME - The home of Col. L. Minor was the scene of a gathering of young people Tuesday evening, who were assembled for the enjoyment of the waltz and two-step. Light refreshments were served during the evening, of cake and coffee and the music upon this occasion by Criswell’s orchestra was unusually good. Those present were Misses Mary Laird, Mary and Hilda Bailey, Nor eene Kinman, Marille Dillard, Roberta and Nannie Morrison, Lou Minor, Claire Johnson, Gene Bandy, Aubre Arnold, Della Bernstein, Jennie Mc Cauley, Tillie Sprigg, Hester Phillips, Janie Stephens, Emily Handford of Batesville, Messrs. F. P. Skipwith, Claud Erwin, W. E. and Alcorn F. r guson, Jno. Prewitt, Frank Gullett, C. D. Jones,-Daniels, Wm. Par rish, Roy Dutton, Eugene Hirsch W. B. Egan, Tom Dillard, Charles Holmes, Ed Sprigg, Sprigg Foushee, Mesdames Sam Taggart, Wm. and A. D. Bailey, T. D. Kinman, Jr., Nareie Minor; Messrs, and Mesdames C. W. True and W. A. O’Neal. ENTERTAINS AT CARDS. Miss Roberta Morrison entertained very delightfully the Smart Set and a number of invited guests, at cards Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. H. McHugh, the affair being in compliment to Miss Nannie Mor rison, who is attending Hosmer Hall this year and has been spending the holidays at home. Dainty refreshments of sandwiches, salad, pickles and coffee were served, the winner of the prize, a box of writing paper, being Mrs. W. W. Mc Minn. Those present were Mesdames W. A. O’Neal, E. D. Bracy, Wm. Bailey, J. L. Sells, J. H. McHugh, T. E. Mor rison, J. L. Jones, Gus Martin, O. D. Watson, Clyde Wood, T. E. Allen, Arthur Fels, W. W. McMinn, T. D. Kinman, Jr., Robt. Cox of Little Rock; Misses Mabel Stayton, Hester Phillips, Mary Laird, Roberta and Nannie Mor rison and Mayme Palmer of Brinkley. DRIVE TO ELMO. Owing to the illness of Gol. V. Y. Cook, the directors of the Morning Star Railroad were compelled to hold their meeting at Elmo Wednesday. Colonel Cook’s presence was neces sary in order to secure a quorum of the members with which to do busi ness. The local members of the board, J. J M. and J. W. Stayton, and L. Minor ! left Wednesday noon in a hack for the I country home of Colonel Cook, where | the meeting will be held. J _ , _ IN HONOR OF MRS. CLARK. Mrs. J. G. Walker entertained in- J formally Tuesday afternoon in honor j of Mrs. Henry W. Clark of Chicago, j Light refreshments were served and 1 the afternoon greatly enjoyed. Those present were Mesdames M. A. Dorsey, I. Sprigg,-DuVall, J. J. Webster, Sam Taggart, L. J. Dills, R. B. Willis, A. D. Bailey, C. H. and R. D. Wilmans. NO PAPER TO-MORROW. : The Independent will issue no daily to-morrow, New Year’s, the J same being a legal holiday, and will he observed by the banks, post office and other institutions. The Independent has enjoyed a constantly increasing circulation and advertising patronage during the past year and would thank its patrons and friends for their support and wish each one a happy New Year, with the hope that the coming year may be the best they have ever seen and the worst they ever will. holiday’goodsT Our stock of holiday goods is now complete and open for your inspec tion. Don’t fail to see the greatest assortment of Christmas presents ever shown in Newport. No trouble to show goods. Come early and often. I. D. Price. * 197 btf LOCAL HOLIDAY EXCURSION RATES. The Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf R. R. will sell holiday excursion tickets locally at one fare for the round trip. December 24, 26 and 31, 1902, and Jan- ■ uary 1, 1903, limited for the return un til January 2, 1903. Warning Order. Annie Newman. Plaintiff, j vs. -In the Jackson Maurice Newman, Defendant, j Circuit Court. The defendant Maurice Newman is warned to appear in this court within thirty day*, and an swer the complaint of the plaintiff, Annie New man. J S. Jones, Clerk December 31. 1902 85 w4t DO IT NOW. Have your w:ttch repaired at the Palace Jewelry Store. 202 btf RAILROAD TIME CARD. ST. L. I. M. & S. RAILWAY. NORTH BOUND. No. 72 Local Freight. 6:46 a. m. No. 2.. 4:05 a. m. No. 4. 11:06 a. m. No. 12. 8:48 p. m. TScJS... 10:50 p.m. No. 8.v......ll:32j— SOUTH BOUND. No. 73 Local Freight . 7:00 a. m. No. 11. 6:16 a.m. ■ No. 3. 11:39 a.m. No. 1. 10:60 p. m. 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