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—mmmmm—mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm . SMHMM NEWPORT, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 7. 1905. NUMBER 216. sly Shot by riday After lern Cotton Mill. nol shot Tom Dan fternoon about 4:30 the Southern Cotton this city, where both ployed. The two ne d engaged in a friendly during which Daniels 1 Flanol, and this angered e went to his home, secured ingle barrel shot gun loaded ith No. 5 shot, returned to the ill and as he entered the door down upon Daniels and fired away. The whole charge nek the negro in the abdomen was at first thought to have oeen a fatal shot. He was alive Saturday, however, and chances favored his recovery. Flanol reloaded his gun and ipped, going first to his mother’s home on Remmel ave nue, then striking out for Duke Revel’s, on the island. Officers pursued and passed him in hid lg. He returned to town and gave hin^self up next morning. Both negroes are said to be good NEGRO CHILD BURNED TO DEATH. f J Monday morning about 10 H o’clock the fire alarm was given 1 W and the fire was soon located at: J Bud Shell’s, colored, in the east-: •*u-ern part of town, says the Bates- [ ville Guard, anti before assist- j ance could be rendered the flames j had reached such proportions ■ that they could not be managed. : It appears that Shell’s wife had gone over to a neighbor’s, about fifty yards away, leaving two children, one about two and a half and the other about one and a half years old, in the house, and had not much more than reached her destination when flames were seen in the building. A colored man happened along about that time and broke down the door, but the flames burst out at the opening and rendered him powerless. In the excite-; ment the children were forgot ten and the younger one was burned to death, after having crawled to the back door. The. oldest one made its escape. HOLDING COTTON FOR HIGHER PRICES.! ! Heber, Jan. 5.—The farmers’) union is growing very fast in this county. The farmers gener-! ^ ally are holding their cotton for j higher prices. There are at least j 2,500'bales of cotton in Cleburne j , county. Most of the cotton has ! been gathered and ginned, and j the farmers have the cotton un-1 /pier the shed to be kept until they ! can get 10 cents a pound for it. j INFANT TAKES LONG TRIP. Beebe, Jan. 6.—Mrs. Mary j Cole, fiee Baker, died at Chat- j ham, Mont., a week ago and her! husband brought her remains to DeSoto, Mo., for interment. Mrs. D. D. Cole and Miss Mary , Cole,/the latter the postmistress of this place, attended the burial and brought back with them the little babe, one day old at its mother’s death. The infant stood the trip of 2,500 miles with out a murmur. TRESTLE WORK TO BRANSON’S BRIDGE. - i From the north end the steel has reached a point south of Reed Spring about fifteen miles north of Branson on White river, says the Cotter Courier. Between Reed Spring and Branson are five miles of trestles and bridges which are being puffin as fast as the material can be put on the ground. No work has been done on the bridge at Branson and probably little will be done before the track is laid to the river next spring when Branson will be come the terminal and remain so until the bridge has been com pleted. PINE BLUFF WANTS A NEW BUILDING. Board of Trade Asks Representa tive and Senators to Work for Appropriation. Pine Bluff, Jan. 6.—Capt. J. B. Johnson, secretary of the board of trade, is sending letters to Senators Berry and Clarke and Congressman Robinson asking each of these gentlemen to work in the interest of the federal ap propriation for a new postoffice building at Pine Bluff. Capt. Johnson thinks that Pine Bluff should get her share of the $10,000,000 appropriation asked for by Secretary Shaw, and that both the senators and Mr. Rob inson will work to get a large appropriation for Pine Bluff. I IN SOCIETY. | ^"?V% "’i^ THE MUSICAL COTERIE. Thursday afternoon the Musi cal Coterie met with Mrs. J. H. McHugh, twelve responding to roll call with beautiful quota tions. The president called for busi ness first and all carried over from the previous meeting was finished. By the last of this month the Coterie expects to have possession of its club rooms, which are being painted and pa pered in the club’s colors. Early in February the members will give a benefit concert, the formal1 opening of Newport’s first music organization. A fine program is being prepared and the ladies expect their friends to lend encouragement by a hearty patronage. Due notice will be *._ ~ X* i-U ~ J,.x~ ^IVCIi Lilt; tlCl LL. Two names were added to the active membership. After appointing committees on year book, printing, etc., the following program was enjoyed: Waltz song, Mrs. G. A. Hill house. Instrumental duet, Mesdames Crook and Beard. Instrumental solo, Mrs. T. H. Reamey. Life of Paderewski, Mrs. Geo. Sink. Paderewski pictures, Mrs. C. E. Crook. Rubenstein is the composer for January 19. TO PROTECT QUAIL FOR FIVE YEARS. Bentonville, Jan. 5.— Notice has been published in this coun ty that the general assembly of the state of Arkansas, at the next session, beginning January 9, will be called upon to enact a law prohibiting the killing, maiming or transporting from the state or county, in any con dition, the common quail of our county for the period of five years next ensuing. Read the Daily and Weekly Independent. “HEREAFTER” AFFECTED INNOCENT’S MIND. Vouched-for Story That Young Arkansan Lost His Mind Brooding Over Glimpse Into Next World. Rogers, Jan. 6.—A gentleman from Madison county who is vis iting in Rogers vouches for the ! truth of the following: Last summer Jasper Ray, the 20-year-old son of Henry Ray, an old and well known citizen of Madison county and a minister of the gospel, attended the I world’s fair. While there he ! visited one of the “pike” at I tractions known as “Hereafter.” The aim of the management was to make the place as myste rious and hair-raising as possible. There were ghosts, devils, spooks, etc., without number. The experience there is said to have made a great impression upon the mind of the young man and he brooded over the matter. Soon afterwards he heard a sermon upon the mysteries of the hereafter which only served to further unbalance his mind, and the informant says that young I Ray is now in a serious condi tion and has to be closely guard ed to prevent him from doing violence to himself. VICTIM OE HIS OWN REVOLVER. J. S. Luttrell, formerly living north of Newport, who recently left here for Shawnee, Tex., overland, happened to a very serious accident when within one day’s drive of his destination. The family were sitting around the camp fire, when Luttrell took his revolver from the scabbard to clean it, and in replacing the weapon, accidentally discharg ed it. The ball entered the left thigh of Mr. Luttrell and passed al most through, being removed by a physician later, as it had lodg ed just beneath the skin. Mr. Luttrell is recovering from the effects of his wound, and expects to make a crop this year in Red River county, being much pleas- j ed with the country. CHERRY’S DEFEAT MAY MEAN SHAKING UP.! The defeat of L. W. Cherry for re-election as a member of the school board of Little Rock has again awakened an interest in the prospect of a change being made in the position of superin tendent of the city schools. This has been more or less a factor for several years, although not every time an open issue in the election of school directors. Mr. Cherry has been one of Super-| intendent Rightsell’s strong ad herents. It is said that the new school board will consider a change. Among those most prominently mentioned as his successor in this important post are J. J. Doyne, former state superintendent, and J. H. Hine mon, the present state superin tendent. —-—• EPIDEMIC SEEMS TO HAVE STARTED. Little Rock, Dec. 6. — W. R. McLaughlin, lessee and manager of the Knapp plantation at Tol tec, reports the destruction by fire of his cotton house together j with thirty bales of cotton in seed Wednesday night. The loss is about $1,500 without any insu rance. It is the belief that the .fire was of incendiary origin. OPERA HOUSE TUESDAY, JANUARY 10. ■ Those Famous Funny Fellows, WOOD & WARD, presenting their everlasting, singing, ringing, tom-fooling farce. Two Merry Tramps; 17 big musical numbers. Good goods at regular prices—25, 50 and 75. Don't Travel; Talk. IT’S CHEAPER The use of the Long Distance Telephone lines of this company will save you many a journey, long and short—Every town of importance in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma ana Indian Territories within reach. Also far distant points in the North and East. The Sooth westernTelegraph and Telephone Co. JAMES L. JONES. • ' Solicits your NOTARIAL BUSINESS, And promises Prompt and Careful Attention To Your Business. List your Property For Quick Sates With me. I guaran tee best results. R. W. BANDY, CHAST1AN BUILDING. DR. CHAS. E. CARROLL % Dentist Gives special attention to Crown and Bridge Work, And correction of Irregularities of the Teeth. Office Watson Bldg. Phone, 63. Newport, - Arkansas. SAW MILL FOR SALE. Saw mill and 1,000 acres of oak for sale cheap. Party de sires to look after other business. Apply at this office. This mill is a bargain and can be secured for $450. Everything in our entire store has been reduced dur ing this sale. Wolff-Goldman Merc. Co. 13btf Read the Daily and Weekly Independent * Great Sale of Manhattan Shirts. “Best Known, Known as the Best.” As different as chalk is from cheese describes the dif ference between Manhattan Shirts and the ordinary, commonplace kind. For Two Days Only and for Cash, Tuesday, January f Oth, and Wednesday, January itth, all of oar $1.50 and $2.00 kind for —ft ffff—^ They consist of Negligee and Stiff Bosoms; Separate and attached cans. fTis 'noagh said. First come, first served—No favorites. “Get the Habit.” Remember the dates; 2 days only, Tuesday and Wednesday, January f Oth and \ \ th. Get the Get the Habit. Habit. BANKING YOUR MONEY With us is an altogether safe and sensible proposition. WE LOAN MONEY On proper security and in reasonable sums, always giving preference to the ap plication of a regular cus tomer. Arkansas Bank and Trust Co. Capita! $100,000. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. J. W. Grubbs, President. Nathan Graham, V.-Pres. Chas. G. Henry, Cashier. B. B. Bond, M. D. Campbell, S. D. Campbell, G. D. Clements, R. F. Drummond, W. D. McLain, F. D. Fulkerson, C. J. Saenger, Abe Heilegers, 0. D. Watson, L. Minor. L. E. Willis, J. S. Wilmans. Jack Herron For Granitoid and Stone Walks, Curbing, all kinds of Brick Work. Don’t fail to get my figures before contracting. My Work Talks For Itself Parties wanting crushed Lime Stone Walks apply to me. FOR LEASE. NEWPORT OPERA HOUSE. Possession given the 1st day of April, 1905, together with the scenery, fixtures, furniture, etc. Seating capacity 500. Stage 40 feet. Scenery in good condition and furniture in good repair. Good piano. Bids received up to February 1st and right reserved to reject any and all bids. Ap ply to L. Minor, Secretary, or I. Goldman, President, 98bta Newport Building Ass’n. Wanted — Hickory logs and poles delivered f. o. b. tracks Choctaw Railway. Write for prices and particulars. James Colbert & Co., 92btf Tupelo, Ark. 1, 25,000 }, New Words are added in the last edition of Web ster’s International Dictionary. The Gazetteer of the World, and the Biographical Dictionary have been completely revised. The In ternational is kept always abreast of the times. 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