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ST. L.. I. M. & S. RAILWAY. NORTH BOUND. No. 72, Local Freight. 12:10 p. m ^ .. 2:0 j a. m. No. .. 10:40 .an, jC.t, .. 9:0 ! p. m No! 6. 10:4;' P- *“• No. .. 11:11 P. rn. No. 20. . 12--3 p. re SOUTH BOUND. No. 78. N>cal Freight. 7:00 a. m. No. 17 . -I/O a. fn. No. 6. 4 i: -». re. No. 11. 6:4 No. 3. 4:65*p. m. No. 1.10:45 P ..11:8b u. m. BATESVILLE BRANCH. PaMenger Leaves. 7:06 a. nr Mixed " . 11:45 *• re. I'aasengerlArrives. 1:40 P- re. Mixed “ . 10:15 a- re. ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM. T’asaenger Arrires. 1:40 p- m Passenger Departs. 3:15 v'm' ] seal Freight Departs. 6:30 “• re On Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday . itn.. . —-* THE INDEPENDENT PERCY H. VANDYKE, Publisher and Editor. NEWPORT, - - ARKANSAS. xxxxxxx‘XX'xxxx^xxxx'd JTHE CHURCHES^ PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The usual services atfthe Pres terian church tomorrow at the usual hours, to which the public is cordially invited. Rev. R. B. Willis, pastor. BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. H. M. Long and wife of Carrollton, Ala., arrived in the city Friday. Rev. Mr. Long will preach at the Baptist church Sunday at 11 and Sunday night at 7:30. CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Corner of Walnut and Third streets. T. F. Richardson, pas tor. Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7 p. - m. A cordial invitation is ex ' tended to all to attend]"the ser ► vices. How are youl^using the Lord’s day. ST. PAUL’S CHURCH. The first Sunday after the Epiphany. Morning prayer and sermon 11 a. m. Sunday school 9:45 a. m. At lodge room. methodist'church. There will be preaching at the Methodist church tomorrow at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. by the pas tor, Rev. M. B. Umsted. Sun day school at 9:30. THE GLOBE DEMOCRAT Those of our readers who, in addition to their home paper, want a national news and family journal, are advised to subscribe for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, which is published in the solid central city of the union and stands in the very front among the really great newspapers of the world. The daily Globe Democrat has no equal or rival in all the west and ought to be in the hands of every reader of any daily paper. The Weekly Globe-Democrat, issued in semiweekly sections, a big semi weekly at one dollar per year, is indispensible to the farmer, the merchant or the professional man who desires to keep thoroughly posted, but who has not the time to read a large dai ly paper, while its great variety of well-selected reading mattei makes it invaluable to everj member of the family. See ad vertisement elsewhere in this is sue and write to the Globe Print ing Company, St. Louis, Mo., fo free sample copy. 7 INSURANCE. I am prepared to write cit and country risks in the Planter Mutual Insurance Association c Little Rock. Office in Jone block. W. C. Wharton, 13d6t Solicitor. Read the Independent for i the news. _ — HYDROGRAPHIC RECORDS. Practical Benefit Derived from Them Illustrated in Geological Survey Work. The parable of the sower Is appli -able to all educational work. Much of the mission of the great departments maintained by the government, espe cially the scientific bureaus is educa tional in its nature. The government is in the position of a progressive and umbitious instructor iu a modirn col lege, who, surrounded by every labora- I tory and library facility, spends pan of his time in making original investi gations and part in communicating to his pupils the results of his studies The seed he sows falls on all kinds of soil, but, however poor the ground, it is sure to bring forth fruit in some uioasure, if there Is life in the kernel* that he sows. There is great varia tion in the returns from the different kinds of educational work prosecuted by the government. The ultimate value of much of it can be determined only after the lapse of many years, but some of it seems to bear fruit a hundred fold from the very start. An instance of this is seen in the results that have followed the hydrographic work of the United States geological survey in many quarters. The cases In which it has been of benefit to the one state of Colorado, for example, are numerous and interesting. None of the Irrigation work contem plated by the government would, ordinarily, be possible without long delay, were it not for the hydrographic data accumulated by the survey dur ing many years of observation and measurement. In addition to that, the work of private individuals is con stantly facilitated by the same records. No large engineering enterprises are | now undertaken without reference t* the survey’s records concerning the supply of water available at the j chosen site. The South Platte Land and Reservoir company, which has | under way canals and reservoirs that j probably aggregate $500,000 in value; has established stations at Orchard end Kersey, Col., because of the superior hydrographic advantages of fered by these localities. The choica of those points is directly traceable to the data compiled by the survey. Equally important is the fact that projects that would have resulted dis astrously have in numerous cases been abandoned after a study of survey records that throw light on the prob able outcome. Data concerning the flow of water on the Arkansas and South Platte rivers prevented the ex penditure of great sums of money on the state canal in the first instance, and upon the Pawnee pass reservoir project in the second. Survey data seem to he in great demand as unimpeaohable testimony in the legal controversies that have arisen in this state in regard to irriga tion matters. A most notable instance Is the case of the Colorado & South ern railroad vs. the Denver Union Water company, in which the sum of $100,000 was involved. Data obtained by the survey in re gard to the amount of water power i available at certain p!hces have influ i enced the plans of the Glenwood ; Springs Light and Power company, j the New Century Light and Power ! company, and also proposed power companies on Clear and St. Vrain’s | creeks. None of these projects ha3 1 yet been carried to a conclusion, but | aome of them will undoubtedly be eventually constructed. Colorado cities seeking a suitable water supply have frequently con ■ulted data obtained by the survey. In the case of Durango, in southwest ern Colorado, the discharge of Florida river was especially studied in order to ascertain whether a gravity water aystem would be feasible at that point The location of various manufactur ing industries has been determined by xeport from survey engineers on the available water supply. AN OXEN CAVALRY CORPS. Natives Queerly Mounted for Police Duty on tlie Island of Madagascar. — I The oddest cavalry in the world is J maintained on the west coast of Mad agascar by Governor General J. G. Gal lieni. While the French troops in that ! country are ample to meet the occa sional revolutionists, the governor gen I eral makes use of native talent for po lice work in out-of-the-way localities, ; says the New York Herald. On the west coast of Africa Is a tribe of natives, possibly radically connected with the Hovas, who ar« 1 known as the Sakalova, the most war ! like tribe of the country. The natives, In Imitation of French troopers, or ganized an oxen cavalry corps, under command of a French officer. They are armed with modern long-handled ' lances, or spears, and side arms . Their uniform is khaki, with skull caps. They ride barefooted, without r stirrups, sitting on their equipment - cinched like a saddle, with cords mad« I of the native fiber plant, and a sow of bridle of the cord, passing througl ■ the nose of the beast r The oxen are neither slow or scared and It is assumed would create havo< with their horns among horse cavalry Servian Army’s Big Drum. A curious feature connected with th Servian army is the manner in whic! • most of the regiments carry the bii S 4 rum. It is not, as in most countriei f ilung In front of the man who plays i< but is placed upon a two-wheeled car S drawn by a single dog, which has bee: so trained that it keeps its place eve through the longest and most tedious c marches. The drummer takes up a pc ,1 sltlon behind the car and performs o | the instrument as the animal palls J I atom HELP WANTED. No Energy. No Will Power. 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