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CHOCTAW AT WELDON. Engineer and Bridgeman Were Hurt, the Former Probably Fatally—Train Struck a i Cow Near Switch. Extra freight train No. 141 on the Newport branch of the Choc taw, in charge of Conductor E. W. Jones, was wrecked at Wel don, about ten miles south of this city, Wednesday night at 11:50. * Upon nearing the switch at ♦Weldon the train struck a cow, I causing the engine and six cars to jump the track. Four cars j were completely demolished and the engine ran about twenty feet to one side of the track. The engineer was thrown out i of his cab, receiving probably ! fatal injuries. His left foot was crushed so that it will have to be ; amputated, and he also received - a bad scalp wound. Ed Keel, a bridgeman, who was also on the engine, had his right leg hurt in two places and was pulled out from under the trucks of one of the cars near the engine. The injured men were taken to the office of Dr. Tankersley at Weldon, where their wounds were dressed, after which they were sent to the company hos pital at Little Rock. The doctor in dressing the scalp wound of Engineer Joe Bogart was compelled to take nineteen stitches. The fireman and head brake man, E. Ray, who were also on the engine, escaped without a scratch. J. GREGG AND A. D. BAILEY CALLED. The undersigned citizens of the | Second ward solicit you to offer j your names as aldermen in the j said ward. We are well satisfied that you will use your best efforts in ad Ivancing the material interests of the city and aid us in making such public improvement as is possible for the public good dur ing the coming term of the city council. Reposing full confidence in vour ability to give us a good ad ministration of municipal affairs, we are, respectfully, W A Billingsley A D Holland W W Dutton W J Knox L L Bowen J W McCarty Frank S. Hess Abe Heiliger T D Kinman A F Bailey W B Egan F A Jones W T Parish 0 J Hubert T D Kinman, Jr J C Bridges A T Cummins Bell Crow R M Johnson C. W, Beard C E Crook. INFORMAL CARD PARTY. i --- Miss Mabel Stayton entertained very pleasantly though informally a small party of friends at cards ^ Wednesday evening. Delicate refreshments consisting of Neap olitan cream, assorted cake and salted almonds were nicely served by the charming young hostess, assisted by Miss Amanda Laird. (Those present were Misses Lucy Brandenburg, Lula Wolf, Mary and Amanda Laird, Lula Empie, Mary McKinnon, Messrs. J. M. Berger, Jr., C. E. Carroll, Arthur Bailey, W. T. Dunn and Ernest McDonald. m m WANTS FEDERAL COURT. Hot Springs, March 9.-Sev eral members of the local bar of this city are organizing to make an effort so secure sessions of the DOUBLE TRAGEDY NEAR THOMPSON. Manuel Wise Killed Wife and Then Committed Suicide —Became Suddenly Violently Insane. Fayetteville, March 9.—News was received here today that Manuel Wise, who resides near Thompson, close to the line be tween Washington and Madison counties, became suddenly insane and with a pistol shot and killed his wife. Wise then turned the pistol upon himself and blew his brains out. The couple had three small children, none of whom was around at the time Wise commit ted the bloody deed. Wise was a justice of the peace in Durham township in this county and was well known in this section. NOT A GOOD PLACE. Attorney General George W. Murphy in his speech before the Wood clubs’ convention Tuesday at Little Rock paid much atten tion to the matter of the state convict farm purchase. It will be remembered, says the Little Rock Gazette, that the peniten tiary board had under considera tion a number of places before making the purchase of the Cum mins farm. A number of farms /ere suggested. One of them which Col. Murphy had visited did not meet his approval and in speaking of it he said: “This particular farm would not suit. If we send the convicts there they could swim in winter, fish in the spring, suck water out of the crawfish holes in the summer and do nothing all the time.” DESHA COUNTY TICKET. Arkansas City, March 9.—The Desha county Democratic cen tral committee, after canvassing the returns of the recent pri mary for county officers, declared the following the nominees: X. 0. Pindall, representative; W. F. Bessellieu, county judge; H. Townsend, sheriff; George E. James, treasurer; W. L. Procter, assessor; J. W. Davis, clerk; T. L. Pertuis, surveyor; C. F. Kroe ger, coroner. The newly elected central com mittee organized by electing C. C. Hemingway chairman and Joe Denmarke secretary. L. P. Marceline, a well known banana man, is in the city from Mobile with a carload of bananas and will remain in the city a few days. POLITICS CAUSED FISTIC ENCOUNTER. Major Newman of Pine Bluff Commercial Mixes it Up With Grant County Man on a Passenger Train. Pine Bluff, March 9.—While i returning from the meeting of i Wood clubs at Little Rock yes ! terday afternoon on the Pine | Bluff-Little Rock accommodation I train on the Iron Mountain road Major Charles Gordon Newmafi of this city and a Mr. Fletcher of Grant county got into a fight and : several blows were exchanged. Mr. Fletcher and a companion were discussing the gubernator-; ial campaign and Major Newman, who was sitting just across the aisle, joined in. Mr. Fletcher resented something that was said and hot words led to blows before the men were separated. No arrests were made. Both men wore Wood buttons. JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP HEARS CANDIDATES. Jefferson township was visited by the county candidates Wed nesday, the speaking taking place at Hickory Grove school house. Probably thirty-five voters were in attendance and manifested a keen interest in the several pleas of the candidates. The order of speaking was re versed and the candidates for representative given a first hear ing, but this innovation will pro bably not meet with the approval of a majority of the candidates again, for interest centers in the representative’s race and the crowd dwindles after these speak ers have been heard. The speaking thus far has been; in the afternoon and not at 10 o’clock in the morning as adver tised, a point those in townships | not yet visited will do well to bear in mind. TOOK POLlToN TRAIN. Conductor Ferguson, who runs on the Gillet branch of the Cot ton Belt railway, took a poll ofj the voters on the regular train ’ Wednesday and found only three Davis men. The train was com posed of three coaches, which were full of passengers. CAPT. WASSON DEAD. Evening Shade, March 9. — Capt. John M. Wason died at his home in Evening Shade, Sharp county. Capt. Wasson was one of the best known and most! prominent citizens of Sharp county. He was an ex-Confeder ate. He also served that county for a number of years as county and circuit clerk. FIRST NATIONAL BANK Newport, Arkansas• Under the supervision of the United States Government. i " t 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. . 1 iai r ^ 'pH ERE is always an interesting newness about this store. The changing Ui A season’s styles and conditions are constantly being reflected in th eever- fYj fefa moving display of seasonable and suitable wearing apparel. With March, spring be Pj gins in earnest, and our immense stocks with their carefully selected assortment and K&j many styles, are prepared as never before. All the many little details that go to I/m make this great store perfect have received our careful attention. The greatest pos- yJ sible care has been exercised in securing goods whose quality is absolutely unquestion- pj a ffj The Administrator of Your Estate ra gf ■ should have good Judgment, financial responsibility, integrity and ES should live a long time. W jjj the Last legislature jg IS passed a law permitting TRUST COMPANIES to act as administrator, $ Bfi executor, or receiver of any estate, guardian or curator of any infant or gk IM insane person, agent for any corporation or indiviual, agent for Fg fefc married women in the management of their separate estate and P*J to execute any trust placed in their hands by the courts, pQ We have complied with the provisions of this law and with our large capital $ of $*00,000 and conservative board of directors we are better equip ped to* handle this class of business than any individual. The business career of any individual is short, besides by neglect or tyj fk dishonesty your property may be wasted. The TRUST raj 93 COMPANY will live on forever and always be on fifiS jX hand to give your business honest, careful attention. j» gj ARKANSAS BANK AND TRUST CO. gj gj Capital, $100,000. §jj ty OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. j£| J. W. Grubbs, President. Nathan Graham, V.-Pres. taa 4 Chas. G. Henry, Cashier. vH Pf B. B. Bond, R. F. Drummond, C. J. Saenger, jJLj K> M. D. Campbell, F. D. Fulkerson, 0, D. Watson. fYt ljy S. D. Campbell, Abe Heiligers, L. E. Willis, KsS fft G. D. Clements, W. D. McLain, J. S. Wilmans LLJ fej* L. Minor. DR. CHAS. E. CARROLL Dentist Successor to Black Bros. Office: Watson Building Rooms 1, i and 3. TELEPHONE NO. 31. Newport, - Arkansas« . . VOTE FOR . . J. U. ARD FOR REPRESENTATIVE The Farmer Candidate and Poor Man’s Friend. | Read the Daily and Weekly In dependent. CHAS.R.HITE Farm, City and Timber Lands Bought and Sold. Farm Insurance Notary Public. Will Pay Your Taxes. Call or write, No. 107 Hazel street, Newport, Ark.