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VOLUME V. NEWPORT. ARKANSAS. FRIDAY. AUGUST tt, 1905. NUMBER S \ WARRANTS MAY EE ISSUED Eor Arrest cl Claim Agents cf Iron Mountain for Contempt oi Coroner’s Court The inquisition proceedings by Coroner Frank Harrison to de termine the responsibility for the Diaz wreck and the number and identity of passengers killed were resumed Friday after noon. The court and jury are considerably aroused over •’> the action of Claim Agent H. M. Washburn in shipping j the bones found in the wreck, to St. Louis, after he had at tended the coroner’s inquest on August 8th, though he claims to have been acting under orders from W. E. Jones, head of that department and rumor has it that warrants for arrest have beyn issued against these two officials, charging them with \ contempt of court. Friday afternoon the jury were taken over in the railroad yards and shown just how the defective switch brought about the wreck. DIAZ CITIZENS TESTIFY. In further testimony intro duced Wednesday afternoon U /•» t t /-a M ttH'VJ 11 Wi JVJ vi wu story of wreck, how he had reached scene a few minutes later, when rear end of smoker could have been entered, but no trainmen were there to rescue passengers within. The next day he saw bones in a box, but Detective Ballard had ordered 4 peple off right-of-way. W. Y. Armstrong told a simi lar story as to the finding of * bones and went further than the previous witness in re lating cause of wreck. Didn’t see any signs of switch having been tampered with, but thought clip showed an old break. R. L. Pearce of Diaz, also saw the bones picked up and put in a box and was likewise ordered out of the way by Ballard. RAILROAD OFFICIALS CALLED. T. H. Reamey, agent of Iron Mountain at Newport saw the bones, watch and jaws of a pocket book taken from the wreck in the office, but didn’t see any Masonic pin found in the wreck. Dr. Willis saw the bones and expressed the opinion that they were human. Wm. Ballard, H. M. Washburn and Bradley Graham also saw them. CLAIM AGENT SHIPPED BONES. H. M. Washburn, claim agent, of Little Rock was asked to pro duce box of bones but declared that he had shipped them to St. Louis, and further interrogation developed the fact that he had sent them to W. E. Jones, head of the claim department, upon * orders from him, the very day and immediately after he had attended the opening session of / the coroner’s inquest. BALLARD’S FRANK TESTIMONY. Wm. M. Ballard, chief special agent of the Iron Mountain, of Little Rock stated that he had resigned August 5, 1905, but had not been relieved. He reached Diaz Saturday afternoon, the day of the wreck, being sent by Tyler to run down clue of any one tampering with switch, but couldn’t find any evidence of tampering. Returned to Diaz Sunday morn ing and was shown by Superin tendent Green and Trainmaster Stallcup where they had found bones of a boy near the engine. He was told to keep an eye on the bones and not let anyone meddle. They were later taken 1 to Newport and given to Bradley Graham to be turned over to j Stallcup or Green, as latter had saio they would be used at coroner’s inquest. Witness said I that metre was no doubt in his ! or superintendent’s minds that ! a man and boy lost their lives and were burned in the wregk. He saw the broken key of switch in Superintendent’s car and it showed a flaw in the met al. Stallcup had shown him watch found belonging probably | to man killed. It had stopped at 4:47. He told him that Conduc | tor Graves said a man and a boy traveling from Canada ! could not be accounted for and , he was afraid they were lost. COUNTY BOARD ORGANIZES. Board of Health Appointed by County Judge Effects Organization and Elects Officers. The members of the county board of health, appointed by 'Judge E. L. Boyce, effected an organization on Thursday, electing Dr. Henry Owen, pres ident and Dr. J. W. Coffman, secretary. The third member of the board is Dr. V. M. Mc Dowell of Tupelo. The board was not appointed because of any alarm over the yellow fever situation, but simply to be prepared should the time come when action is needed. In such an exigency the court could make an appropriation for the expense of a county quarantine. The board has power to issue health certificates the same as the cry board, and the two bodies will work together in harmony. Any suspicious cases of fever should be reported to one of these boards, and if in in the county at large, to the county board, and the members want it understood that any such report will be considered a favor, and the case examined. GRAfT m QUARANTINE. Bogus Health Certificates Sold to Pass engers on Pine Bluff Train. Pine Bluff, Aug. 10.—Reports of graft in connection with the quarantine against yellow fever have also reached Pine Bluff, and the health officers who are guarding Pine Bluff state that they are daily turning down health certificates which show on their face that they are not genuine. It is also reported that some one who claimed to be a physician boarded a northbound Iron Mountain train south of Pine Bluff and “worked” the entire train selling health cer tificates to all who had the price and desired the certificates. Ball Player May Die. Ed Cunningham of Yellville, and a member of the visiting ball team, while at the bat in Wed nesday’s game at Newark, was strack in the head by a pitched ball, Bockewitz, the Poplar Bluff twirler, being in the box. Cunningham has been in a seri ous condition since, there being a clot of blood on the brain. A wire was received here Thurs day from his wife stating that his two babies were very low, and he was sent home from Newark Friday. SPECIAL CORSET SALE f 40 corsets, consisting of P. D.’s and Thompsons, ranging in price from $ \ .00 to $3.00, they go while they last for 69c. Wolff Goldman 1^.= V Read th'1 Ati .r CALLS \D*-pORT HOME. Alleged Counterfeiter Under Arrest ir Cape Girardeau Says He Is from Newport, Arkansas. St. Louis, Aug. 10.—United States Chief Deputy Marsha: Nall of St. Louis returned yes terday from Cape Girardeau, where he investigated the arrest of John A. Pidwell, suspected ol being a counterfeiter, who says his home is in Newport, Ark. He brought back a dozen coun terfeit half dollars and quarters of poor workmanship, said tc have been passed by Pidwell at various places. Pidwell was ar rested in a saloon at Cape Girar deau Saturday night. A man supposed to have been his con federate escaped. Pidwell waiv ed preliminary examination and has been placed in jail at Jack son, Mo. Nall says Pidwell was dressed in the garb of a farmer, and denies knowing the money he passed was counterfeit. Recently a number of counter feit half dollars were passed in Fort Smith, Camden and other towns in the state. \ IN SOCIETY. J %% -%/% ■%•■%■ Misses Katherine and Rina Price entertained a number of their friends Thursday evening at their handsome home on Laurel street. Both house and lawn, which are well adapted for entertain ing, were used at last night's pleasant affair, and were beau tifully illuminated, the porches being made attractive with com fortable seats and cushions, and with rugs under the trees on the lawn, made inviting places of retreat and rest during the even ing. Dancing and cards were en joyed by the guests until a late hour, when delicious orange ice and cake were served, The Misses Price are charming hostesses, and their entertain ments are always much enjoyed by those who are fortunate enough to be invited. The guests present were: Misses Noreene Kinman, Mary Bailey, Mae Whittaker, Dove Erwin, Ruth Wallace, Jennie McCauley, Messrs. Jos. M. Ber ger, Jr., W. T. Dunn, Jos. McGregor, Adam Lockard, W. T. Parish, Tom Dillard, Eugene Hirsch, Norman Wolff", Homer Buford, J. 0. Powell, Lawrence Bailey. Yellville look Second Game. Yellville bagged the second game of the series with New port Thursday by a score of 9 to 10, making three runs in the final inning, or just enough to put them in the clear. New port made some costly errors, six in number, while the visitors got off with one less. The home boys knocked thirteen safe hits, Yellville ten, and these included a three-bagger by Austell, Dowell a brace of two-baggers and Emery one of the latte' kind. Hays and Dutton did the bat tery work for Newport and King and Ruddell for the hillites.' Arrangements for a series of games with Hot Springs August 15, 16 and 17, and with Little Rock August 21, 22 and 23 have about been concluded by Mana ger Simmons. Good crowds are patronising the games. 123456789 Newporr..-0 0 1 0 4 1 3 0 0— i Yellvilleest2 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 3-l( l T I YELLOW FEVER There is No Occasion For Alarm Remember The Lessons cf The Epidemic of 1£°5. As we are now threatened with another visitation of the dreaded yellow fever it is well to remem ber the experiences of theHast occasion. In all sections where yellow fever made its appear ance it will be recalled that per sons who kept their stomach, liver and bowels strong and active were not affected by the j disease; while others apparently healthy were stricken down. These latter were all more or less habitually constipated, bilious or victims of bad digestion; as a re sult the blood became impure and the vital organs were unable to j resist the deadly fever germs, j Now is the time to prepare for what is to follow. Get your fam ily and yourself in shape to re sist the disease. You don’t know j when you are exposed to it;; every man you meet may be affected, and if you put your preparations off from day to day you may be too late. The sensi- j ble course is to begin at once taking rrickiv Asn otters, tnat, marvelous system regulator and blood purifier. Use it regularly every day. Half a wine-glassful each morning after breakfast will keep your bowels open and healthy; it will also strengthen the stomach and digestion, purify the blood and by stimulating the ; liver and kidneys all bile and ' uric acid impurities will be driven out of the body. In short, j it puts the system in perfect; I order. Remember 1898. That' !was a record year for Prickly Ash Bitters. In the sections' where it was used the most there were fewest cases of fever. You connot do better in this hour of danger than to make use of the means which experience has proven to be the best for fight I ing off this terrible scourge. 78 DR. CKAS. E. CARROLL Dentist Gives special attention to i Crown tand Bridge Work, And correction of Irregularities; of the Teeth. Office Watson Bldh. Phone, C3. j Newport, - Arkansas, HENRY OWEN.M.D. HENRY M. OWEN.M.D. ! Drs. OWEN & OWEN, i Physicians and Surgeons Will practice medicine and sur gery in Newport and sur rounding country. NEWPORT, ARK. OFFICE: Bevenb’ Drug Store. THERE IS NO USE To wait for a foreign sales man when you have one at home who sells EVERYTHING IN THE MUSICAL LINE. Just Received—12 new or ! gans direct from the factory. ; Pianos on short order. Z. B. REID, Managet, B. W. Haffner, salesman. j Jones The Crack Barber, keeps a neat and busy little shop. Upper end of Front street. Expert tonsorial ists. Easy shaves and the best haircuts. Our work pleases. ii “Come on, ye stubby beards.” : ———1 u<->r— ,m— .i CLOSE EVERY EVENING AT 7 EXCEPT SATURDAY. 0 1 "H “f CAN WE HAVE YOUR £AR ? : Here’s the Proposition. ; Baggy trousers hurt a man’s appearance; make his whole suit look old and “tacky.” A new pair will make it look like a new suit, and give the old ones a chance to get a h pressing now and then. j ; , Season's end prices on all Men’s Trousers , a —see window. q We wish to clean them out. See the lot 22 we're selling at $2.50 this week. U Men’s Superior Suits, Furnishings, Hats if and Shoes. New Goods are Now Arriving 55 O Daily. O Get the Get the Hap.it. __ Habit. o £Wi\s Oi'llfitfers f^cwport/\rk O Daoi 3QI ioi Grasp this Opportunity ! July Dividendv Was mailed to stockholders on the 8th of July. Eh The Penn-Wyoming Copper CoJl Made 200,000 pounds of pure copper during the past seven days, on which the'elear profit was over— $15,000. Stock in this company pays monthly dividends of r/r on the investment, and it is a spledid buy^ at the present price of 50c per share. R Send Your Orders, Cash or Deferred Payments. (Price subject to change without notice). No water ip this stock; every dollar goes into betterments. Not preferred or promotion stock and no bonds. Every*> share is of equal value Visible assets, $7,000,000; value of plant, etc., $2,500,000. Let me tell you more about Penn-Wyoming Coppers. Sign and return. Name .. v . t « Address i ELMO RIDDELL. CO OPERATIVE REAL ESTATE AGENT, ^ Jacksonport, Arkansas. _j CLEARING SALE Beginning Wednesday, Aug. \ 6; ending Saturday, Aog.26 In order to make room for fall and winter stock, * l^ow Quarters, * 'S'* ± a i s'- 7k Sandals, ' * ■T .Oxford ’ fljLj'f’"" Missesf, Men’s and Ch will g0'6t cost. Everything Marked in Plain figures. Remember this sale is not made to make money, but to make room. . , Ladies’ Low Quarters. ^Oc a j up" Children’s Shoes.-22C arlj up‘ Men’s Shoes.70c and up. All shoes guaranteed. Call and see our prices. They will surprise you. ST. LOUIS SHOE STORE FRANK BROS. 310 East Front Street. NEW I jRT, ARKANSAS. /:'Vr Mm.