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ST. L.. I. M. * S. RAILWAY. NORTH BOUND. No. 72. Local Freight. 12:10 p. n. No. .. 2:65 a- m N, .. 10:40 .n in . 12. 8:02 p. m No. ..10:45 I’- m No. 18. 11:14 >’• m No. 20. . . • • -. !2--*S v. ® SOUTH BOUND. No. 73. 1 '»cal Freight. 7:00 a. m. No. 17. 4: « .i. m. No. 6. 4:45 . m. No. 11.. . 6:45 a. in No. 3. 4:55 p.m. No. 1.10:45 P- m No. ..11:33 ,n BATESVILLE BRANCH. Passenger Leaves. 7:05 a. rr Mixed " .11:45a.m. PassengeriArrives. 7:40 p. m. Mixed " . 10:15 “• ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM. Passenger Arrives. 1:40 p- m' Passenger Departs. 8:15 p- ra‘ lxcal Freight Departs. 5:30 a- rrL On Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday THE INDEPENDENT PERCY H. VANDYKE, Publisher and Editor. NEWPORT, - - ARKANSAS. WimH .1 IL - -- ADDITIONAL LOCAL . Fifty-six persons were before the Joplin]policej]judge] Monday charged with getting drunk on Christmas. The Press says there was not a single drunk in the Carthage police court Monday. The Carthage imbibers must have j gone over to Joplin to spend Christmas. — Ex. J. N. Cornatzar, the genial and accommodating D. P. A. of the Frisco system at Memphis for this territory, is to become A. G. T. A. of the whole system, with headquarters in St. Louis. Mr. Cornatzar is not only competent, but has his character rounded out in all those other essentials which go to make up a progres sive, broad-minded and big hearted, useful citizen, and the pencil pushers have a friend at court in the newly elevated offic , . ial. He has the congratulations ' of us all. SNAILS OVERRUN A CITY. Xahabltniits of Indiana Town Orru« lac Kltflit Hunt* and Kill 4 the Peata with Salt. A plague of snailB, or slugs, as the af flicted people call them, lately struck Jeffersonville, Ind., in full force, aud Instances are cited where persons have been compelled to move. Their lirst appearauce was after the flood of Feb ruary, 1884. but they have never been so bad as at present. The pests are not exactly like a snail, but resemble them in some respects. They have no shells and are night raiders, says the New York World. At no place in the city where the flood water'failed to reach has one of the slugs been seen, but in the mo6t fashionable quarters the pests are /numerous Jn size they range from ^rii* to six inches in length, being from >® quarter to an inch in diameter. It is not until ten o'clock at night that the • nnilo rtr.rrm nnf rtf tlioip bidinir n!nrps. under houses, nncT slug hunting parties have become fashionable. Armed with a lamp and a cup of salt, the people hunt for the pest, and when a slug is found its days are numbered, for the smallest particle of sail means death. The more salt the quicker the ■work. They leave behind a slimy track, that furnishes a clew to their movements. • 3n some places fine carpets have been ruined, the slimy tail eating like aeid. One of the most peculiar character istics of the slugs is their ability to get thfir large bodies through a small epace. The.v fla11vt: out a'most as thin as a knife blade, allowing them to crawl through a good-sized door crack, - f jtadt Soup of Congressman's Beans. Representative Mahon, of Pennsyl vania, is laughing over a letter Just re ceived from a nice old lady residing in his congressional district He sent a package of beans secured from hi> quota at the agricultural department to this lady, thinking she would like tc plant them in her garden. In replying, the lady addressed the Pennsylvanian, whose name was writ ten indistinctly on the frank, as '"Mr llackin.” Shesaid: “Thoseweresplen did beans you sent me. I eooked then for dinner and they made the fines' poup I ever tasted. Thank you ever s< much.”—Washington Post j Consoling. George—Ethel, dear, I’m going to in ttrview your father to-night Ethel—All right, George. And if any thing happens I’ll come to the hospits twice a day until you are able to be ou •gain —Chicago Daily News, Improve FUvor of Dvck, The flavor of a duck is much im proved by roasting with an orang and an onion in the body. An excel lent accompaniment for duck is i brown sauce, with half a Jar of orang marmalade added.—Good Housekeep I MOCCASINS FOR SOLDIERS. Inquiries Made by Representatives of Powers at War for “Bangor’s Golden Slippers.” Inquiries have been rereived in liangor, Me., from persons sup posed to represent either the Rus sian or the Japanese government concerning prices for moccasins in large quantities and the earli est date of delivery at Atlantic or Pacific ports. It is supposed that the moccasins are wanted for sol diers campaigning in Manchuria. For that purpose they would be eminently suitable, says the New York Sun. The moccasin is the favorite footwear of the lumbermen of Maine, and was first made in Ban gor in 1851. At first only one or two styles were made, but now moccasins are manufactured in great variety, ranging from slip pers for women and children— soft as kid and embroidered with beads—to the stout boots and lar rigans of the Penobscot lumber men. Much of the sewing is still done by hand, being let out by the piece to French Canadian families in the neighborhood of Bangor. All moccasins are made of a specially prepared leather, rendered a gold en yellow by a peculiar process of tanning. The common moccasin is not proof against water, but it has mom for several pairs of stock ings, and that is a strong point in its favor. For keeping the feet warm and dry in cold weather the moccasin has no equal. The greater part of the mocea sin leather still comps from the place of its origin, Pawtucket, R. I., although a considerable quantity is tanned in Bangor. Romo years ago Bangor men es tablished factories at Red Wing, Minn., and Racine, Wis. The dainty hath slippers, which am not really moccasins, but are made from soft elk skin, are in great demand at home and abroad, and are especially favored by the ladies of Japan, to which country Bangor sends large quantities. It now seems likely that “Bangor’s golden slippers,” as moccasins are called, may be worn by the con tending armies in Manchuria. JAPAN’S FIRST IRONCLAD, H*r Crew Made a Brave Start, Bui Couldn’t Stop Her Till Fires Went Out. That the role of Japan as a mar itime power is a new’ one is brought strongly to our notice by recalling the quite well authen ticated story of the first adven ture of the first Japanese iron clad, says Country Life. She was built in England. While she was building her crew were also in England practicing, in other ironclads how to drive her. When she was finished the Japanese seamen took possession of her, bravely maintaining that they were fully equal to the task « i • * ui Piuruug uci. And that, to be sure, they were, for she steamed out finely. The trouble only began when shecamo back to port again. Then, when they wanted to slow her down and stop her, they were unable to do so. They had to put her out to sea again and go on steaming her about till her fires went out, her engines stopped for wrant of steam, and she could be towed in. From this to having the besi mentally equippedcrews, perhaps of any nation seems a long step but it has been a very rapid one. Insect Senses. Naturalists have decided thai many insects have senses whicl human beings lack. That of loca tion, shown by the wasp, for in stance, is remarkable. One spe cies builds its nest in a sandbanl that is only a part of several acrei of such soil, and when it leaves ii search of food it covers the nest s< carefully that no ordinary ey< i could discover its location. Tha j is to say it is just like all the sur I rounding location, and yet th< ' wasp flies back to it without hes itation and finds it without mai | ing a mistake. There is anothe \ wasp ttat unerringly locates th eggs of the mason bee under i thick layer of sun-baked clay, an« . deposits her eggs in the sam i cells that her young may hav ■ food when they are hatched. , Timber for Cigar-Boxes. ■ Practically all the timber use 1 for cigarboxes comes from Cubi HELP WANTED. No Energy. No Will Power. No Ambition. Losing Confidence in Self and the Confidence of Friends or Employers. _ • A State of Health That Needs Prompt Treatment to Ward Off Serious Disease. Do you notice a large reduction in your vital energy? Are you losing hold on your place in the social world? Is your strength gone, constitution weak, appetite poor, digestion deranged, bow* els costive, with uneasiness and symp toms of derangement in the region of the kidneys? 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A., 903 Olive st., St. Louis, Mo. jthe CHRISTMAS SEASON 1 Is almost here, and the Holiday shopper can hardly afford to miss seeing our large | and handsome line of FINE CHAIRS, Parlor, Library, Bed an d Dining Room Furniture. Every article well made, artistically designed, attractively priced. i| A NICE CARVING SET ' || Makes a handsome and acceptable Christmas present. Our Hard* ware Department has a variety sure to please you. A| Newport Builders' Hardware Co. 1 100,000 DOLLARS 1 OF NEW BUSINESS IN TEN DAYS IN NEWPORT. I THIS IS THE RECORD OF I S. M. POWELL, I , STATE MANAGER FORlTHE fl Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. jB m _ The Policies are plain and guarantees absolute. fl ; fl LIVERYMEN FARMERS DRAYMEN And all users of axle grease that want the best grease on the market and that recognize a good thing when shown its merits, we recommend our Golden and Cas tor Oil brands of Axle Grease. It is put up in 1 pound tin boxes and 3 pound tin buckets. For sale by all up-to-date merchants. Ask for it and take no substitute. It is guaranteed to have no equal for quality on the market. WATERS-PIERCE OIL COMPANY. WINCHESTER FACTORY LOADED SMOKE LESS 1 POWDER SHOTGUN SHELLsI Good shells in your gun mean a good bag in the field or a good score at the trap. I Winchester “Leader” and “Repeater” I j Smokeless Powder Shells are good shells. Always sure-fire, always giving an even I spread of shot and good penetration, their E great superiority is testified to by sports- I men who use Winchester Factory Loaded I Shells in preference to any other make. I ALL DEALERS KEEP THEME •B iji---———— .. | announcement. ££> Owing to the decline in cotton our sales have been very light daring the month of 1 m cember, consequently we are overstocked in all departments. We have, therefore, conclude M ; pR reduce our stock during the month of January, and in order to do ibis we will _ ■ i Hs tions, as shown on Banners in our store. We will make this a STRICTLY CASH ■ ' | POSITIVELY NO GOODS WILL BE CH I ; P4 ■ . pq In any department. This sale will commence JANUARY 2D, and will excel any we ■ * had in regard to prices. _ . , , . ,, I -! pR Thanking all our friends and customers for past favors, and assuring them ■ - PK future we will do as well, if not better, and wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a ■ r New Year, we remain, Your friends, H l| WOLFF-GOLDMAN MERCANTILE CO. I ^ I ■