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NEAR TUCKERMAN. White Farmer Shoots His Wife and Then Himself on Place of Graham Bros. Monday. . A white farmer named Prater, ^ who has been raising a crop near Swifton, on Monday morning, on the place of Graham Bros., one ^id a half miles from Tucker man, shot and killed his wife and then ended his own life by a charge from the same revolver. The family had been separated since last spring, and this wo man, who had several large chil dren, was a tenant on the Gra ham farm. Prater spent Saturday and Sun day in Tuckerman and early next morning went to his wife’s home. He found her sick in bed and after driving the little children out of the house, wanted to know if she would live with him here after, This she refused to do, though he threatened to kill her. He pulled a revolver from his clothes and shot her through the head. Death was instantaneous. He next placed the revolver to his own head and fired anothef shot, which caused death in about twenty minutes. \ Coroner Frank Harrison held V\ an. inquest that day in which the % facts brought to light were as given abote. \ KICKED TO DEATH BY VICIOUS MULE. Boy Trown From Animal and Then Kicked to Death at Fort Smith. Fort Smith, Aug. 15.—This morning Houston Benjamin, 11 years of age, was thrown from a mule and kicked in the head so severely that he died from his injuries. After he was kicked he got up apparently uninjured and with the help of an old wo man caught the nsule. On being importuned to get on the animal and ride to his home and send fora doctor, he replied: 4T am going to die and I might as well die right here.” He then lay down and in five minutes was dead. FIRE AT PINE BLUFF. Fine Bluff, Ark., Aug. 15.— Fire at 10 o'clock this morning destroyed the residence of Chas. Smith at 1202 State street. No one was at home at the cime the fire started, and the flames gained much headway before they were discovered by the neighbors. Most tof the household goods were , saved. The fire department ar rived promptly and saved the ad joining residences without loss. NEW CHURCH DEDICATED. Beebe, Aug. 15. —The holiness ► people of old Stony Point settle ment dedicated their new church last Sunday in the presence of the largest assemblage of people ever seen there. The building is one of the handsomest edifices in the coun ty. It was mainly through the influence of Mrs. Sheeks of Memphis that it was built. ■■ * * RAILROAD MAN LOSES A LEG. Fort Smith, Aug. 15.—This afternoon a man named John Barkley, who says he resides at Fordyce, had his right leg taken off by a car which was being switched in the Frisco yards. Barkley was riding on the foot I board of the engine when his hat blew off and he alighted to get it. In trying to get on the foot board again he slipped and fell under the car. It was an hour before he could be removed to the hospital be cause of inability to get a con veyance. During that time no physician attended him. He says he is a railroad man, but is believed to be a miner. CLAIM LIGHTLE STILL LIVES. Insurance Paid Widow of Late Doctor Lightle of Searcy is Garnisheed—Another Man’s Body Burned. Several of the life insurance companies which have paid poli cies carried upon the life of the late Dr. R. G. Lightle of Searcy have garnisheed the funds car ried on deposit by the widow in Little Rock banks. Dr. Lightle was supposed to have been burned one night in his barn at Searcy several months ae-o. The coroner’s inauest stated that he had probably gone to the stable to fill a coal oil lamp and the fire had thus been caused accidentally. Fragments of bones were re covered and buried in the city cemetery, the funeral being the largest in Searcy for several years. Dr. Lightle carried $21, 000 insurance and this was paid to his widow. S. M. Powell of the Metropoli tan made a thorough investiga tion of the case, and is thought to have knowledge of Lightie’s whereabouts. It is said that the bones found in the stable were from the body of a man named Pitts, who had died several months before. Saturday night the grave was opened and the coffin was found to be empty. Mrs. Lightle is exonerated of all blame in trying to defraud the insurance company. LOST ONE LEG IN JUMPING. Youpg Man Beating His Way Gel Frisco Train Badly in jured at Mammoth Spring. Mammoth Spring, Aug. 15. — As a through freight passed this station last mgnt at 11 © ciock, running at a high speed, two young men, named Wood and Alexandria Shofter, who were beating their way, leaped from the train.. Shofter, missing the platform, fell under the car weels, atud his right leg was crushed. He also received severe internal injuries. His recovery is exceedingly doubtful. Shofter's leg was am putated by Dr. Culp, the railroad physician, and Dr. Winston of Thayer. Shofter resided near Sturkey, in the west end of this county. He has a wife and two small children. WHISKY SALESMAN UP AGAINST IT. Ashdown, Aug. 15.— G. W. Otis, who is selling mowing ma chines, came in town town today and in addition to his other busi ness commenced taking orders for whisky, to be sent to a Texar kana whisky house. The officers soon arrested him and are hold ing him for trial. It is claimed that he collected the money for the whisky as he received the orders. GOVERNOR SPOKE IN METHODIST CHURCH. After Reviewing His Two Ad ministrations He Takes Up Murphy and the Repub can Policies. Cotter, Aug. 15.—The town of Cotter put on holiday dress Sat urday to receive Gov. Jeff Davis, i He came in on the train at noon ' and found a good sized crowd to meet him. He was billed for a ' speech at Mountain Home for j the afternoon and drove directly ! there, returning to Cotter at 8 p. m. He spoke in the new Method ist church, the doors of which were thrown open to him. His talk consisted mostly of a review of his. official relations to the state. The governor said the only im portant national issue was the race question, and he criticized i Roosevelt and Myers, claiming ! that they would force social equality upon the people. He said all other questions were of ! no interest here and he would ! not touch upon them, i He said if the people of Cotter ! could get enough of the state j penitentiary Doarci to vote witn j i him, he would take the time to ! go to little Rock to cast his vote! to remove the convicts from our midst. The governor said he was in favor of dividing the school fund more on the color line and let the negro pay for his own schools, j He spoke severely of CoL Mur iphyand said: “We took him j from the gutter and made him !attorney general.” ! Gov. Davis said no Republican ; dared meet him on the platform in joint discussion. The audience was a very orderly one, giving him close attention. ANOTHER BATTLE REPORTED. Chefoo, Aug. 15.—Thatagen i eral land and naval battle was made on Port Arthur today is in dicated by information from va rious sources. The statement that the naval attack was made at 4 in the morning comes from an authori tative but not official quarter. Junks which arrived here today say the Japanese recently occu pied the Lianti Hills and Sushi yen, which is two or three miles north of the fortress. Five war ! ships and seven torpedo boat de stroyers, according to the junks, j returned to Port Arthur the | night of Aug. 12. OFFICE AT PINE BLUFF. Pine Bluff, Aug. 15.—W. F. Allamon, postal inspector for the central district of Arkansas, has decided to make Pine Bluff his headquarters and will have an office fitted up in the postoffice building at Fourth avenue and Main street. POSTOFFICE CHANGE. Texarkana, Aug. 15.—Assist ant Postmaster A. L. Helms re signed today. He is succeeded by John M. Evans, late of New Orleans. Mr. Evans was checked in this afternoon. The salary is $1,400 per year. PARKER’S NEW NAMESAKE. Searcy, Aug. 15.—A son has been born to Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Hocott, who has been named John Parker Hocott. The Par ker is in honor of Judge Alton ! B. Parker. M | WHAT S NEW ? fTj Everything man or boy wears. We wouldn’t drive a horse with a ham (X mer, nor a nail with a pair of reins. jX We believe in the fitness of things— JY clothes that fit you and go properly to h/* gether. rS Proper outfits for morning, afternoon |Sj and evening. tj! Some New Arrivals. ^ Manhattan Shirts. U Knox Hats. V)2 Waterhouse Cravats. Can't tel I'em apart Our clothing and the best tailor-made. Look alike, equal in style, in material and workmanship. Lots of tailors get pointers from our clothing, for the tailors who make our clothing get ideas from the crack tailors of New York and London. . What’s the difference? Just the price —there’s a saving of about 25 per cent, in buying from us. 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