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SPRING, 1903
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We are showing the lat'
est in men’s neck*wear,
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.
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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.
May 7th~14th. Very
Low Rates Via
Write For Full Information.
J. N. Cornatzar,
Division Passenger Agent, Hemphis, Tenn.
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(
The senate tabled the Chestnut bil
increasing the powers of the railroac
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.
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.
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
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_
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
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
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.
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
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.
' 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
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.
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