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| OF A NEGRO. Billed His Wife With a Poker | and Then Poured Coal Oil | Over Her and Ap-. plied Torch. Magnolia, March 3. — John Harper, a negro, is in jail here charged with killing his wife near Magnolia. He confessed his crime after being put in jail. He struck his wife in the head with a poker, and she fell to the j floor, and thinking she was not dead he poured coal oil on her and built a fire around her. b After she had burned to a crisp 'fie took the body, wrapped it in a quilt and buried it in the gar den. He told his neighbors she had run off and left him, but some of the negroes suspected that he had killed his wife and reported it to the officers, and the officers took two or three negroes to the house, and after a search found that she had been buried in the garden. A special term of court has been petitioned for in order to try the negro. ESTIMABLE LADY PASSES AWAY. Mrs. L. E. Magness, living about six miles from Newark, died at her home at 11 o’clock Tuesday night, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was a sister of J. R. Mayhan of this city and was a most estimable woman, a loving wife and mother, leaving six children to mourn the loss of a parent and friend. The funeral took place Wed nesday afternoon from the home, and the sympathy of a large number of friends is extended to the bereaved ones. GOULD AT VAN BUREN. Van Buren, March 8.—George Gould, accompanied by President Jeffries of the Cotton Belt, ar rived in the city tonight. Mana ger Cotter and General Superin tendent Tyler are both here and will meet the party in the morn ing. It is supposed that a conference will be held here and the ques tion of the location of the new bridge across the Arkansas river will be discussed and settled. Other proposed improvements both here and at Fort Smith will receive their attention. SHOT AT HOXIE. Walnut Ridge, March 8.—Rob ert Malone, the 15-year-old son of Mrs. Malone of Hoxie, was in stantly killed today while hunt ing by an accidental discharge of his gun. He was standing on a log and in attempting to get down on the ground the hammers of the gun struck the log and the entire load of shot took effect under his chin, blowing his en ^ .*jtire #a£e off. DELIBERATE PLAN TO MURDER. Further developments go to prove that Enyart had deliber ately planned to murder Ed Sum mers last Monday morning. Sev eral parties went out Sunday and made a more careful search of the ground where the first shot was fired at Summers, and not more than forty yards from the place they found a fresh grave dug out at the head of the hol low. The excavation had been made and the grave left in which the murderer no doubt intended to bury his victim. Summers states that Enyart tried to induce him to go near the spot, but the hill being very steep he declined to go down that way. Only a very short time after Summers refused to folloy Enyart down the steep hill he dropped in be hind him and made his fiendish attempt to murder him. It now appears to be the settled conviction of all who have made an investigation of the facts con nected with this matter that En yart had no other motive in view than that of committing murder. Batesville Bee. COURT AT MORRILTON. Morrilton, March 8. — Circuit court convened here yesterday, and was presided over by Judge E. VV. Winfield of Little Rock. His charge to the grand jury was one of the best ever heard in the court room. Court adjourned over until Wednesday morning, when Judge John Fletcher of Little Rock will be chosen special judge! QUIET WEDDING TUESDAY NIGHT. Miss Emma Doyle, a popular and well known young lady of Newport, and Mr. J. M. Colgan of Moequa, 111., were quietly married at the home of the bride Ttiesday evening at 8 o’clock, the Rev. C. Pope of the Methodist church officiating. Only a small partv of friends witnessed the ceremony. The happy couple left imme diately after the ceremony for Memphis and from there will go by boat to Moequa, where they will reside. We extend to the newly wed the congratulations and best wishes of many Newport friends. CONTRACT LET. An important called meeting of the directors of the Luxora, Evening Shade & Northwestern Railroad Company was held here yesterday at the office of the com pany, W. M. Connolly, secretary treasurer, and Dr. Kit Dalton arrived from Memphis last night. The progress reported is most flattering and the enthusiasm of the projectors was only exceeded by that of those property owners along the line of the road who now see an early outlet to general railroad connections. The contract for grading the first ten miles was let to H. P. Liston, who will begin the work immediately. Extensions are being surveyed and other grad ing contracts will be let as soon as the engineers in the field make their report. Mr. Connolly was authorized to contract for steel rails and track laying material as well as | locomotives and rolling stock for immediate delivery. Contracts for ties and timber were also let. | Memphis News. TROUBLE AT YELLVILLE. Yellville, March 8.—Ben Grif fey and George Rowe became in volved in a difficulty today, in which knives and a shotgun fig ured conspicously. Griffey was I severely cut about the face and head. Rowe was shot in the leg, badly shattering the bone above ! the knee. The gun was in the hands of Griffey. The cause of : the affray could not be ascer tained. Griffey was given a pre ! liminary hearing and released on i $500 bond. Read the Daily and Weekly In dependent. TRIP TO GLAIZE. ! Candidates Enjoy a Boat Trip to; Old Grand Glaize, Where They j Are Met By Crowd of Voters. Probably the most pleasant day of the campaign was spent by i the candidates Tuesday when; they enjoyed a boat trip down; White River to old Grand Glaize landing aboard the Joe Wheeler. The old river steamer was gayly decorated with streamers upon j which were painted appropriate campaign slogans. The boat left | Newport about 9 o’clock and j made the trip down the river in two hours. It was a balmy spring day, fit subject for the poet’s effusive word paintings, and the old boat glided with the current past ever changing scenery, whose beauty often, turned back the eye to en joy a last look at an unusually pretty landscape. The party was a merry and congenial one. The venom of the campaign seemed to have been lost in the general good feeling of the crowd. A good turnout of voters greeted the candidates at this old river landing, and as the noon hour was near at hand it was not long until the party were * enjoying the bounteous hospital ity of Capt. Weatherford and family. The speaking in the afternoon, which was presided over by R. T. Simmons, and attended by about 35 or 40 voters of Glaize township, as well as many ladies, was along the usual lines, though the presence of the ladies ex erted a good influence in restrict ing the speeches to proper lan-! guage and stories. The Joe Wheeler left on her return trip about 1:20 and made the run up stream in three and a half hours. Special thanks are due Capt. | W. A. Joyce and family for the j many ways in which they con tributed to the pleasure of the party and to the lady passengers, Mesdames G. A. Lockard, E. P. I Tetwiler, W. A. Joyce, Misses! Mary Joyce and Arkie Dean, who served coffee to the tired candi dates and flier members of the party on the return trip. WOOD & HUMPHREYS ART & FRAME COMPANY. Enlarge Portraits in Oil, Water Colors, Pastel Sepirose, Crayon and Sepia. Guarantee Satisfaction. BRADFORD, ARKANSAS . . VOTE FOR . . J. U. ARD FOR REPRESENTATIVE The Farmer Candidate and Poor Man’s Friend. ===============_==_===^ : . 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