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VOLUME IV. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 30. 1904. NUMBER 134. — ______ _ ,___---- - - -■■■ --— - — --- J)N SHOT FATHER jm IN DEFENSE OF MOTHER, j Bin King Probably Fatally Shot ■By His Own Son, Who Took ■ Part of His Mother in a ^ Parental Scrap. &V - Austin, Sept. 29.—John King, | a farm 3r living five miles south- j easi of this place, is lying at the point of fileath from a gunshot wound and the hands of his 17 ^year-old son, Walter. claimed that King was ■busing ]yls'wife; that he struck Wner with his fist a day or two ago f and that he assailed her again ] last night, when Walter took his I mother’s part and told his father repeatedly not to abuse her. The angered father is said not to have heeded the warning of his son and the latter seized a shotgun and fired, the load en ^gang King’s neck, inflicting BHh serious wounds and causing ||Kh heavy loss of blood that it |Bnot believed to be possible for ^Kng to recover. ■^ Young King has been arrested and is held pending ascertain ment of the result of his father’s wounds. - JURY CASE BEFORE COURT, j } : Ail adjourned session of the j Sept/ember term of the Jackson ! circuiit court convened Friday I moirning, with Judge Fulkerson jDrejsiding. Court can only be ■Reid Friday and Saturday, as the Regular October term opens at R^alnut Ridge Monday, and later |R October court convenes at fBatesville. ■ The case of Mrs. Cork King j * versus F. R. Dowell and Ab Law V rence from Bird township, was first taken up and a jury empan ■ eled. Quite a number of witness f es on either side had been sub ' poenaed. The attorney for the plaintiff is Gustave Jones, and j Phillips & Grant and G. A. Hill- j house represent the defense. The jury returned a verdict for plaintiff, giving her a sewing machine, organ, wearing apparel and other personal property re plevined by defendants, and judgment for $15 for deprivation of use of machine for five months. FORMING NEW CONGREGATIONS. ; Rabbi Alfred T. Godshaw of | Cincinnati, assistant director of circuit work of the Union of American Hebrew congregations, is the guest of Rabbi Wolsey of this city. He is engaged in or ganizing congregations in the analler cities of the state. He has already organized a congre gation at Newport and goes from -Vhere t«* Uamden for the same purpose. There are now seven congregations in Arkansas, lo cated at Little Rock, Helena, ,^Fort Smith, Pine Bluff, Texar kana, Jonesboro and Newport.— Little Rock Gazette. CLARK APPOINTED \ HARDING’S SUCCESSOR. St. Louis, Sept. 30.—A circu lar was issued yesterday at the general offices of the Gould lines here announcing the appointment of C. S. Clark to succeed Russell Harding as vice president of the Missouri Pacific-Iron Mountain lines. The appointment ^ is ef fective at once. “GOOD NEWS” COMING. Chas. N. Crittenton of Wash \ ington, D. C., an evangelist of \ much note, is making a tour of ’ ft LML the southwest in his private car “Good News,” holding evangel istic services at important points along the Iron Mountain road. He is expected to reach Newport ■ at 6:45 Saturday morning and will conduct a union meeting, be ginning at the Methodist church Sabbath morning at 11 o’clock. He is a layman of the Episcopal church and a very successful worker. The people of Newport will hear him with’ pleasure. THE SIGN OF THE CROSS. “The Sign of the Crosss,” a play that has held its own in spite of the flight of time, and which has drawn to the play house, not only the persons us ually to be found in a theatre, but priests, clergymen and non theatre-goers of every denomi nation, will be the attraction at the opera house on Tuesday evening. The play is unique be cause it deals successfully with a religious subject and at the same i time tells a story that is so thril ling, so full of heart interest and intense human passions that it appeals to all lovers of a sensa tional and spectacular stage pres entation. The company that will be seen in this city is a very superior organization, and is un- j der the management of Fred G. j Berger. NOT SURE OF PLANT YET. Thus far no definite informa tion has been given out regard ing the rebuilding of the plant of the Sawyer & Austin Lumber Company, says the Pine Bluff Graphic. The latest news is from Sheridan and states that this little town is hopeful of get ting the plant established at that point. Thus far the residents of Sheridan have done nothing but hope that the plant will be built there. Little Rock has also re mained quiet for the past few days and everything now rests with the decision of the owners of the plant. WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO HOLD MUKDEN. London, Sept. 30.—Telegraph ing from New Chwangj Sept. 2d, a Daily Mail’s correspondent says: ‘ ‘The main force of the Rus sians has retired to the north of Mukden. Strong bodies of troops have been thrown out to defend both flanks, and the southern approaches to the city have been carefully mined. The indications are that no serious at tempt will be made to hold Muk den.” ___ NO FUNDS FOR WHITE RIVER WORK. Washingtoh, Sept. 9.—Owing to the failure of congress to pass a general rivers and harbors ap propriation bill at its last session there will be no government work on the Arkansas and the White rivers this year. For the larger problems con nected with the improvements of these rivers it will be necessary for congress to provide the war department with more funds. COACH EXCURSIONS TO ST. LOUIS, MO., VIA THE IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE. Coach Excursion tickets will be on sale daily, except on Friday and Saturday—September 14th to September 30th inclusive. Rate $5.60 round trip; childen under 12 and over 5 years of age $4.00, return limit on these tickets seven davs from date of sale. Thos. H. Reamey, Agent. ROBERTS RELEASED PENDING APPEAL. Declares He Will Fight His Case Through Higher Courts—De fendant May be Disbar red From Practice in Courts. Judsonia, Sept. 29.—John V. Roberts, the former mayor of Searcy and late Democratic nom inee for the legislature, who was adjudged guilty by a jury last night of violating the grave, is out on a bond of $1,000, having appealed from Justice Smith’s court to the circuit court. After the case had been turned over to the jury, supper was served them in the office of Justice E.W. Smith, and it was the third ballot upon which an agreement was reached. Con stable McCauley escorted them to the pavilion, where the trial has been held, but only about 200 people were present to hear the reading of the verdict. Judge Stuckey and Defendant Roberts expressed their surprise upon the finding of the jury. The' Misses Roberts, Dr. and Mrs. Lightle and a few friends remained at the hotel while the jury were deliberating. They Aid not go to the pavilion where the verdict was rendered, but waited in the hotel parlor until a messenger brought them the ver Hipt Roberts says he expects to fight the case through the White county circuit court. Some think he will take a change of venue to Woodruff county. Roberts, Dr. and Mrs. Lightle and Roberts’ sisters returned, to Searcy this morning. Roberts says he will go right on with his law prac tice, and will leave Searcy Satur day or Sunday for Heber, Cle burne county, where he has sev eral cases in court. “I expect to go right on with my law practice, ” said Roberts, “as if nothing had happened, and am sure I will be finally ac quitted of the charges against me.” Walter Gregory, who turned state’s evidence, is said to have left last night for Dallas, Tex., to visit young Burton, the insur ance detective who has been with him since his confession several weeks ago. It is rumored that the insurance companies will take care of young Gregory and that he will not re turn to Searcy until the Lightle Roberts appeal cases come up in the White county circuit court rovt Tannnvv Roberts had a number of able attorneys representing him and several others volunteered their services for his defense. It was predicted by some that Roberts would address the jury in his own behalf. He is a young man 32 years of age, is a fine speaker and one of the best known young attorneys in central Arkansas. Every inch of the ground was covered by Frank Pace for the defense and Mr. Brundidge for the state, and their speeches were gems in every respect and were listened to by one of the largest crowds ever assembled in White county. The verdict has been the talk of the town today, although Jud sonia is unusually quiet since the crowd left last night and this morning. 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