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life... _:_____ 4|; l ^ I VOLUME IV. NEWPORT. ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1904. NUMBER | ■JAMES EDWARD § LEADS THE LIST. 7 James Edward Wilmans Passes Edwin Johnson and Holds First Place by Good Lead. . . Two More Coupon Issues. Jas. Edward Wilmans. 2216 ■% Edwin Jphnson. 1690 Jeannette Henry. 1552 Wm. Wallace Dutton. 1532 k'"' Dorothy Stephens. 1339 ^ Ernest Theodore Phillips. 1284 Charles Jones Brandenburg 857 Thelma Smart. 85 Master James Edward Wil mans is again to the fore as lead er of the bunch of pretty babies contesting for the locket, sup planting Edwin Johnson, who has for three weeks and three days held this position of van tage. And he, too, breaks a rec ord in polling the heaviest vote ever cast for a candidate in one day. His total of yesterday is increased by 1,143 ballots to 2, 216 or 500 odd votes ahead of his nearest competitor. Edwin Johnson drops back to second and Miss Jeannette Hen-; ry moves up to third place with a total of 1,550. Wallace Dutton adds another 100 to his laurels, but falls back to the fourth col umn. Dorothy Stephens like wise polls a good vote, but rela r tively to the leaders drops back one point. Ernest Theodore Phillips re ^^ceived nearly a half hundred otes that had been sent by mistake to another office and only reached the proper ballot box Wednesday. Many of our subscribers have saved their votes from the start and should have fifty-one cou pons when Friday evening’s issue (the last containing ballots) has been delivered. So it may readily be sebn, that with 350 city subscribers, to say nothing of our weekly* list and coupons issued upon advertising, sub scriptions and job work, a large vote is still out, which if polled may considerably change the status of the contest. No votes will be received after 11 a. m., (railroad time) Satur day, Deceipjber 24. AGREE TO CLOSE. A large number of the mer chants and business men, in fact all thus far seen, have signed the agreement to close Monday, December 26, and Mon day, January 2, the days follow ing Christmas and New Year, which are to be generally ob served as holidays, owing to the fact that both Christmas and New Year fall upon Sunday. When the agreement has been submitted to all the merchants it will be published in the Indepen ' dent. The grocery men reserve the right to open a few hours in the morning of both days for filling orders and handling their j trade. __ MRS. WOLFE AT HOME. Most enjoyable among recent social events was the luncheon given Friday afternoon by Mrs. Joe Wolfe at her hospitable home on Main street, says the Para gould Soliphone. The affair was arranged in compliment to Mrs.; Spiesberger and Miss Goldman, two well known and popular visitors to our town. The hours were from 2 to 5 p. m. with cards as the chief diver sion, beautiful and artistic prizes being given. At 4:30 a dainty afternoon menu was faultlessly served. Mrs. Wolfe’s well known popularity and grace as a hostess are sufficient assurance that the afternoon was thorough ly enjoyed. The guest of honSr, Miss Gold man of St. Louis, is a beautiful and charming young lady, de servedly popular in St. Louis so ciety. She has made many friends here during visits to Mrs. Wolfe. The other honoree, Mrs. Spiesberger of Omaha, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Saul Bertig. She formerly won many admirers in Paragould social cir cles as the beautiful Miss Dora Scott. “PISTOL TOTERS” MAY BECOME FELONS. Responsive to a sentiment which has swept from Hopefield to Fort Smith and Moark to Texarkana, Senator J. A. Hinkle of Batesville will introduce at the approaching session of the legis lature a bill to make the carry ing of pistols punishable by both fine and imprisonment. There is reason to believe that such a measure will be passed at the coming session. The press of Arkansas, says the Little Rock Gazette, is almost a unit in ex pressing approval of the proposal to make felons of pistol toters, and the idea that a law ot that kind will be followed by a great decrease of homicides has taken root throughout the state. marriageHlicenses. Ed Benson,colored,27,and Mrs. Lovie Wright, 22, colored, both of Auvergne. S. F. Barnes, U4, and Alice Goodman, 23, both, of Bonner ville. Charley Hutton, 23, and Mat tie V. Johnson, 15, both of Tuck erman. James Summers, 24, and Lillie Weatherford, 18, both of Shoff ner. I. W. Miller. 30, and Fannie Stafford, 18, both of Newport. John Campbell, colored, and Savannah Shaver, colored, 20, both of Tuckerman. James W. Moss, 23, and Jennie Jones, 18, both of Newport. Ras Green,colored,51,and Mrs. Winnie Davis, colored, 30, both of Tuckerman. E. F. Hicks, colored, 22, and Ada Akins, colored, 18, both of Weldon. E. J. Green, 23, and Rilley Broadway, 17, both of Penning ton. J. M. F. Powell, 42, Elmo, and Ethel Clara Gordon, 29, , St. Louis. Delie Williams, 20, and Ella Wallace, 18, both of Elmo. T. J. Sconyers, 58, and Mrs. Nellie McBride, 24, both of New port. TRIEBER HEARS GREENFIELD SUIT, j Little Rock, Dec. 20.—Judge Trieber spent considerable time j yesterday in hearing arguments j in the case of Alice E. Greenfield against the United States Mort- j gage Company to remand the case to the Jackson county chan cery court and for the appoint ment of a receiver. Both applications were made by the defendant and denied. The suit is to cancel a cloud on the plaintiff’s title to lands in Jack son county, a mortgage executed by the plaintiff to the defendant and foreclosed under the powers of the mortgage for nonpayment of interest, at which sale the mortgage company became the purchaser of the lands. EX-GOVERNOR EAGLE PASSES AWAY. Death Robs State of Eminent and Beloved Citizen and Church of One of Its Noblest and Zealous Workers. Little Rock, Dec.20.—Ex-Gov. James P. Eagle, president of the Southern Baptist convention, and one of the noblest and most dis tinguished men of the south,died at his home at 219 East Seventh street at 6:35 a. m. today. The funeral will be held at the resi dence at 2 p. m. tomorrow, and the interment will be at Mount Holly, beside his wife, Mary Kavanaugh Oldham Eagle, who i t _ ir i AAO uiuu jl cui uai y ±u, Gov. Eagle had been ill three weeks yesterday, with a compli cation of ailments. He had been in decline for several months, but did not take to his bed until three weeks ago. It is said that three years ago,when he was-se verely ill, he prayed that he might live another three years, as he did not consider that his work had yet been done. Recently he remarked to an inti mate friend that his time was al most up.^ Since the death of his beloved wife and helpmeet he had seemed to lose much of his j interest in the affairs of the world, and devoted himself even more earnestly, if that were pos sible, to the affairs of the church. He had a handsome monument erected over his wife’s grave, with his name as well as hers, engraved upon it, declaring that it would not be long until he were laid beside her. For several years Gov. Eagle has devoted his time to church work and the supervision of his plantation. He had recently as sisted in holding numerous re vival meetings throughout the state, and his labors had always been attended by the most mark ed successes. Three weeks ago he became ill and he seemed to realize that the end was coming. For several weeks he was a devoted watcher at the bedside of his brother, Col. W. H. Eagle, who still lies critically ill at his home only a block away. Last. Friday Gov. Eagle became unconscious and since that time had been in, a comatose condition. Once yes terday it was thought that he murmured a beloved name and then his lips were again silent. Yesterday morning he began sinking and the silent watchers knew the end was fast approach ing. Throughout the night they watched and waited for the white-robed angels to come for him, and at 6:35 a. m. the sum mons came. And now comes the summons, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joys of thy Lord.” 0 EXCURSION SUNDAY FROM YELLVILLE. An excursion will be run froni Yellville to Newport Sunday, December 25. Special train will leave Newport Saturday night at: 9 o’clock to handle this excur sion, which will leave Yellville at 6:39 a. m. Sunday and will j arrive in Newport at noon, re turning leave Newport at 4 p. m. j for Yellville. -^_ Nothing more appreciated as a present by a gentleman than a! box of fine cigars. We have a fine assortment of all kinds on hand. 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