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VOLUME II. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1908 NUMBER 277
SPRING, 1903 ► ____ We are showing the lat' est in men’s neck*wear, JUST RECEIVED. “WATERHOUSE CRAVATS” I Invite your inspection, that’s all._ "KNOX” Oerbys $5.oo. Specialists Specialists in Men’s and ,n ^en s an<* Boys’ Bo-vs' Apparel. Apparel. L_— -' Hikansas Bank & Tiusi Go,! CAPITAL $100,000. Officers and Directors: J. W. Grubbs, Pres. Nathan Graham, Viee-Prea. Chas. G. Henry, Cashier, B. B. Bond, R. F. Drummond, W. D. McLain, M. D. Campbell, F. D. Fulkerson, C. J. Saenger, , 8. D. Campbell, Abe Heiligers, L- E. Willis, G. D. Clements I>. Minor, «• Wilma ns. . SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, May 7th~14th. Very Low Rates Via FRISCO SYSTEM. Write For Full Information. J. N. Cornatzar, Division Passenger Agent, Hemphis, Tenn. ?AIR APPROPRIATION FAILED OF PASSAGE. Little Rock, Mar. 11.— Lacking sev en votes, Senator Price’s world’s fail appropriation bill failed to pass in th€ bouse yesterday afternoon. Two thirds of all those voting were re quired in order to pass the bill. The vote was: ayes 48, noes 34; necessarj 55. Mr. Parks gave notice of a mo tion to reconsider and the matter wil come up again. The bill appropriates $77,123.19 additional for an Arkansas exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase ex position in St Louis. Some note worthy speeches were made on tb( measure. The senate tabled the Chestnut bil increasing the powers of the railroac commission. The senate passed the KerWin bil prohibiting the employment of chik labor in factories. By a concurrent resolution adoptet bjr both branches the session of th< legislature is extended 49 days, up t< and including April 30. The house passed a bill by Mr uampoen or ruiasKi providing tor re digesting and printing the statutes o Arkansas and providing for the ap pointment of a digester by the su preme court. The senate passed the Whitley gam bill and defeated the Crutcher bill fo the better protection of shippers. The house passed Senator Killough’ bill authorizing a bond issue of $260 000 to complete the levee in the St Francis levee district. DEATH OF GEORGE R. CASE. George R. Case died at Indian Ba; Phillips county on last Saturday. H' was ill only a few hours, and the ma lady was thought by the physician t> have been menengitis, Mr. Case wa born and reared in Batesville, wher he lived until a few years ago, sine which time he served in the volun teer army with Roosevelt’s Roug Riders and later spent eightee months in the Philippines in the re gular army. He had been back in thi county only a few months and was i charge of a plantation supply store a Indian Bay at the time of his deatl Owing to the high water and distanc from the railroad the remains coul not be brought to Batesville and wer interred on Sunday last, at Turn* where Dr. Wm. Case, brother of tb deceased resides. NEW LEGISLATION AS TO MUSSELS. Myers Dissatisfied With Measure En acted And Will Present Another Bill For Protection of Clam ming Industry. On Tuesday, Governor Davis made public his signature of the Myers mus sel bill, which thus becomes a law, but no sooner is this measure placed upon the statutes, than the wh«le contro versy is reopened through the intro duction of another bill. Spea king Tor publication Tuesday ? Representative J. FT. Myers of Law rence county said: In view of the fact that so much op position to the Myers mussel bill, as amended by the senate, has shown up, and as some just protection is abso lutely demanded to save one of the state’s greatest industries, 1, as the author of this bill, have prepared and will introduce a bill, the main features of which are as follows: First. The creation and appoint ment of a commissioner and defining his duties, such as closing any bed that is threatened or portion of water, the compiling of all data, amount of shells harvested, shipped from state, manu factured at home, amount of license collected, tax, etc., also all values of the indliRtrv. Second. Allowing any means of gathering shells, except with dredges above six horse power. Third. Putting a license for shell and pearl hunting of $1 per annum for bonafide citizens of the state, above fourteen years of age, and $25 per annum for non-residents; that no female be charged a license; that $1 per ton be taxed on all shells shipped from the state. Fourth. That in order to promote the building up of home factories and the employment of thousands, the disbursement annually of millions, which will not come otherwise, that we exempt all button factories from taxation for ten years. Fifth. That only when a bed or stream, lake or bayou shows that it has been stripped to a point that de mands protection it shall be closed by the commissioner, and that there be no general closed season at all. Sixth. That all funds arising from 1 the tonnage tax, licenses, etc., after paying cost of commissioner, shall be paid into the general school fund, and prorated equally to the state schools, 1 which amount for the next five years will be at least $60,000 per annum, the l cost of the commissioner less than i $3,000. Seventh. That proper bonds be I made by tne commissioner; that the l county clerks issue the licenses; that . . « A » 1! J _ 1 1 U miOUDC 11ULU UX1C7 UC Vtiiivj cm I over the state; that monthly reports 5 and remittances to state treasurer of ) all moneys be made by the commis sioner. Eighth. That the office of commis ■ sioner be maintained so long as the f revenues from the industry warrant • it; that no salary or expenses be paid * said commissioner, except it be first derived by this law. J Ninth. That it repeals the present r law of the author, which prohibited the use of the crow-foot, and yet it 3 will protect the mussels so the supply - will be kept up indefinitely. . “In conclusion, I say,” said Dr. Myers, “this law will work no hard ship on anyone; that it will bring fac tories to the state that will disburse from $5,000,000 to $7,000,000 per an num, and yet, with a wise and just 7 control of the industry under a com 3 petent commissioner, it will last for . years and redound to the good of the 3 whole people, and especially the s school children. Yet it gives the poor 3 man all there is in it, so far as em 3 ployment of labor goes, and I am very - anxious to get the complete bill 3 through, of which the above is merely 3 a synopsis, especially so as I have been . placed in the light of an enemy to la 8 bor, which was unjust to me.” a _tit_ CAR LOAD OF BANANAS, e d A car load of ripe bananas will bt e sold to-morrow at the Iron Mountair r depot. Large and small bunches fronr e 70c to $1.50 per bunch. Car open a S iven o’clock. dlt YANCEY’S BILL FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT. Judge J. C. Yancey of Batesville has prepared a bill entitled, “An act pro viding a system for the construction of permanent hard roads in the state, for the levy of a general road tax, for the creation oi a bureau oi state load commissioners, for a plan of receiving aid from the general government and for the organization of rural road im provement districts,” which will be introduced in the general assembly by Senator Hinkle of Independence coun ty. The bill provides for a two-mill road tax and the creation of a bureau of state road commissioners, consisting of the state commissioner of mines, manufactures and agriculture, the at torney-general and the secretary of state. The bill also gives the com missioners of any rural road district authority to draw for two-fifths of the estimated cost of the construction of roads in their district when they shall have in the treasury of the district three-fifths of the estimated cost, and empowers the bureau of state road commissioners such regulations as may be necessary in conformity with United States laws in case the govern ment shall make provision for ren dering assistance in the construction of public roads. On the petition of five owners of real property in any township or fifty real-estate owners in a county for a local improvement district, the county court shall make au order defining the boundaries of said district mentioned in the petition, etc., appoint boards of improvement and rl^tinn their duties. ANNUAL MEETING HELD. The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the White & Black River Valley Railroad Company, now under the management and control of the Rock Island through a fifty year lease to the Choctaw, was held at the Hazel Hotel in this city Tuesday after noon. Some old unfinished business was adjusted and the following officers elected for the ensuing year: E. G. Thompson, president, A. N. Johnson, secretary, both of whom were chosen directors, with the following co-mem bers of the board: J. T. Henderson, Ike Goldman and W. R. Thompson of Newport; J. B. Dent of Riverside; J. P. Coffin of Batesville; R. R. James of Cotton Plant; Minor Gregory of Gregory. SAFE BLOWN AT MELBOURNE. ' Melbourne, March 9.- Melbourne is in a stir this morning because of a burglar having entered the office of Woods & Dillard, opposite the collec tor’s office in the court house, last night about 11 o’clock. The thief blew open their safe with gunpowder and took therefrom a small amount of money and all of the notes, etc., be longing to the attorneys. The papers have all been found. It is thought the thief was after the tax collector’s funds. After completing what he intended to be a big steal the burglar went to Hon. J B. Baker’s barn and stole his saddle horse, t e horse being found at Mount Olive, on the new railroad in this county. There is uo trace of the robber any further than Mount Olive. Time to plant sweet peas —buy them in bulk at I. D. Price’s. 76 btf Pwacampl) FIRST AJD TO THE INJURED * A Revolution in the Treatment of External Injuries. 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