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VOLUME III NEWPORT, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY *9, *904. NUMBER 226.
| __ :— -------;-------— — --t~- -— -- 2—r";' . . ' -■ -- TWO KILLED IN MOUNTAIN WRECK Brakeman Went to Sleep in Copalo of Caboose Instead of Flagging the Train Following—Body Borned to a Crisp and Shipped to His * Home in Texarkana. h The most disastrous wreck that has occurred recently on the Iron Mountain was the one at about 1:30 o’clock Monday afternoon, and as a result two men are dead and probably $50,000 damage done to railroad property. The wrecked freight, running as an extra, left Little Rock at 5 o’clock Monday morning for Hoxie, the crew taking charge at Little Rock. The water in the boiler of the engine ran low and when the freight reached the curve two miles south of here, just before reaching the White river bridge, it stalled, the steam being too low. The engine was uncoupled and run into Newport for water and the train left standing on the main line. Brakeman R. A. Clarke was left in charge of the train and it wras supposed to have been his duty to go back and flag any train which might be following. Instead of doing this it is alleged he went to sleep in the cupola of . the caboose. ' The fast freight was following close, and the engineer being un able on account of the curve to see that the main line was occu pied, telescoped the front train. The caboose and several cars were wrecked, the caboose being jammed into a car of cotton, which caught fire. In the fire the body of Brakeman Clark was incinerated, being burned beyond recognition. A refrigerator car was also smashed and in it was found a dead tramp, who had been crushed to death in the wreck, but the body has not as yet been identified, being left by the side of the track by the wrecking crew. The wrecker was sent from Argenta and the track was clear in four hours, passenger train No. 3 being held here for about three hours. Undertaker R. F. Drummond went to the wreck late Monday afternoon and brought in the charred remains of Clark, which were placed in a casket and shipped to Texarkana on No. 7 Tuesday at 11:25. CITY COUNCIL HOLDS MEETING. Ordinance Relating to Horse Trading on Streets and Com mons Passed—Bills Are Also Allowed. The city council met Monday night in regular session, with all members present except Coun cilman Wishon. The minutes of the last meet ing were read and approved. The horse traders’ ordinance was then read the third time and given final passage. The ordi nance was drafted for the pur pose of stopping traveling horse traders and fakirs from using the streets, alleys and commons to carry on their business. All the bills were allowed, after which the council adjourn ed. KILLED BY WAGON. Walnut Ridge, Jan. 18.—To day E. L. Pickney and G. A. Pifer, citizens of Black Rock, were riding in a wagon on the banks of Spring River. In mak ing a short curve the front wheels of the wagon struck a stump and Fifer fell out of the wagon at the heels of the mules. This scared them and they ran away. The wheels of the wagon passed over Pifer’s body and killed him instantly. IN MEMORIAM. The following resolutions were k adopted by the Helping Hand of L the Newport Baptist church, ■ January 5, 1904: ■ Whereas, on the 9th day of I December, 1903, it was our ■ heavenly Father’s will to call ■ home our beloved sister, “Eu ^■gene Theodosia Dean,’’ who was Whom November 2,1872, at Jarnes ■ town, Independence county Ark., and professed a faith in ¥ Christ at the age of 16. Be it, therefore, Resolved, That we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well and extend to her husband and children, who have lost their best earthly friend, our tenderest sympathy, and commend them to Him who alone gives consola tion in hours of darkest gloom. HjResolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to her hus band and children and also to the “Baptist Advance” and the dailies of our city; and whereas, the Helping Hand and church have lost an honored member. We turn our eyes to God above. Whose every act is that of love; And though the cloud seems hard to bear, We know she’s happy over there. Just over there, she’ll watch and wait, To meet us at the pearly gate. By faith we’ll reach that blessed land, ’Tis then we’ll know and under stand. Mrs. Emma Davis, Mrs. Will McMullen, Committee. BANK ELECTS OFFICERS. Black Rock, Jan. 17.—At a meeting of the stockholders of the Bank of Black Rock, J. T. Brady was elected president, L. B. Poindexter vice - president, George A. Henry cashier. Di rectors: E. J. Mason, Dr. J. E. Pringle, J. W. Martin, J. T. Brady, L. B. Poindexter, G. A. Henry, C. H. Martin. MARRIED IN TEXAS. Beebe, Jan. 18. —Chas. Booth, a young business man of El Paso, I in this county arrived here yes terday from Merkle, Tex. He went there some ten days ago ir accordance with previous ar rangements and brought back I with him Miss L*iura Evans as j his bride. ! SHOCKHOLD MEETING ! The annual jfmeeting of the j stockholders jbf the Newpor Grocer Company was held Mon day night at the office of the company on Laurel street. The directors for 1904 are: M. D. Campbell, Tupelo; Nathan Graham, Tuckerman; J. F. Gard ner, Tupelo; R. K. Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh; J. W. Lindley, Tuck erman; B. B. Bond, J. W. Grubbs, A. G. Anderson, New port; James Moon, Swifton; W. C. Berry, Augusta. The officers are: A. G. Ander son, president; B. B. Bond, vice prtsident; Nathan Graham, sec retary, J. W. Grubbs, treasurer. The company was organized May 1, 1903, and has been in business eight months. A divi dend of 10 per cent was declared, and a further 5 1-2 per cent was placed to the surplus fund. “THE HOOSIER GIRL. When a person or a number of persons who try to do right, let their manners be ever so ludic rous, th6ir dialect ever so un couth, in the end they will im press the people or community in which they live with the sin cerity of their motives. In the end they will win out. Just the simple, plain and unvarnished story of the struggle for success of such people is often a pathetic as well as humorous recital. The above is probably an hon est criticism of “The Hoosier n WAOOAA 4 AVI VAA'W Jk V>v«wv. — ■» drama is a true blending of the funny and serious, just as repre sented by the lives of some per sons. The story is dramatic for the reason that it is filled with stage surprises, at the same time it is a simple story because it deals with only simple people. While not claiming to be a home spun story it is at the same time true to life. At opera house, Wednesday night, January 21. FOR SALE! 240 acres, of land, 140 in culti vation, with four houses, raised 50 bales of cotton the past season, six miles from Newport, 3 miles from Jacksonport. Eighty acre pasture at Jacksonport, frame I store house of two good rooms at Jacksonport. 29blmo. J. M. Grubbs. GONE TO FARMING. Nosey Dupen, colored, was given a fine of $25 and the costs Saturday in Justice Guy Smith’s court for stealing $4 from the ice factory. Nosey is now doing farm work. LIVERYMEN FARMERS DRAYMEN And all users of axle grease that want the best grease on the market and that recognize a good thing when shown its merits, we recommend our Golden and Cas tor Oil brands of Axle Grease. It is put up in 1 pound tin boxes and 3 pound tin buckets. For sale by all up-to-date merchants. Ask for it and take no substitute. It is guaranteed to have no equal 1 for quality on the market. WATERS-PIERCE OIL COMPANY. jack Herron For Granitoid and Stone Walks, Curbing, all kinds of Brick Work. Don’t fail to get my figures before contracting. My Work Talks For Itself ■ Parties wanting crushed Lime : Stone Walks apply to me. ^ E. & W. Collars Waterhouse Cravats j»e Alfred Benjamin Sc Co.'s Correct Clothing Manhattan Shirts Knox Sc Hawes Hats U m Edwin Clapp and Stacy-Adams Shoes II The I. Mm Depot Is Opposite Faultless Nightrobes Crown Trousers Bamberger Bros. Juvenile Clothing Adler's Gloves GET THE HABIT TRY THE Weems Laundry When you want good work. They make a specialty of Dyeing and Cleaning Clothes. Let them show you how well they can please you. Leave orders with T. P. Umsted&Co. Local Agents. DR. CHAS. E. CARROLL Dentist ■ ,, Successor to Black Bros. Office: Watson Building Rooms 1, 6 and. 3. TELEPHONE NO. 31. Newport, - Arkansas> FIRST NATIONAL BANK Newport, Arkansas. Under the supervision of the United States Government. PAID IN CAPITAL $50,000.00 SURPLUS - - - 8,000.00 Deposits in sums of one dollar and upwards will be re ceived—the same careful attention is extended both small | and large depositors. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: \ T. J. Graham W. A. Joyce Sigmond Wolff Jos. S. Harvey J. W. Ferrill T. J. Watson, J. 0. Taylor G. W. Hurley, President. Vice-Pres. W. A. Billingsley, F. A. Jones, Cashier. Ass’t Cashier. oaammmamammBBBBBBBBBBBB % BAILEY MERCANTILE CO. fClearing Sale $ Is now on, and will continue until stock is reduced. m » These Goods Must Move! Our entire stock of Winter <*■ Dress Goods, Flannelettes, Outing and all Woolen Goods, u 53 Gloves, Corsets, etc. Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats and La Vj Trunks AT ACTUAL COST For Cash only! We M pf mean what we say! A visit to our store will convince Qj gj* you. Come Early, before Stock is Picked Over. | ” | ®_$ w-—I ^ Remember, No Goods ^ Charged During this sale BAILEY MERCANTILE C O - - 3BBBBBBBBBBBBB