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Newport Daily Independent.
VOLUME V NEWPORT, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 14, tWS. NUMBER t47. _—4 -1 - CONTRACT CONCLIUDfD. American Panel and Lumber Company Thank Newport Committee for Liberal Donations. Gnaway, Mich., Oct. 2,1905. Cr G. Henry, Alcorn Ferguson, A. G. Anderson, Newport, ^ Arkansas: ^ Gentlemen—In behalf of the American Panel and Lumber Company I wish to thank you for the courtesies extended in the past, and trust that in all our business transactions in the fu ture all will be conducted by all concerned in the same gentle- j manly and business-like manner as was demonstrated to the writer at the time of his visit to your city. We are coming into a new field of action and hope for the best of results. These can only j be brought about by the efforts j of us all in the capacity which j we represent, and it is the earn est desire of this corporation to work to the end of having peace and harmony with you all. May we not look for that support at | your hands. We take this opportunity to thank you for the interest al ready taken by you in matters of our welfare, assuring you that your endeavors and liberal dona-: tions to the general lund are appreciated. We have this day executed the ,, contract, as drawn up by you, j and wiil hasten our operations to J pi, completion. Shipments are to be j made the present week. With j best wishes, and trusting to be i with you soon, 1 remain, very truly, L. S. Beardsley, Superintendent American Panel and Lumber Company. To the Subscribers of the above fund: This letter was received by us last week and explains itself, j We also have in our possession, $1,000 which is placed with us as; a guarantee of the good faith of i this company. Al 1 arrangements1 were completed yesterday to get possession of the necessary lands and it will take in the neighbor hood of $6,500. Mr. Fred Suits will collect the subscription, and we figure now that it will take 80 per cent, of the amount sub scribed to pay the expenses. Our contract protects us fully and the title of this land is not passed to the veneering company until the end of ten years, they having complied with the contract in! the meantime. As we have made ] contracts and obligations on the . strength of the signatures to this! WT _1_• _1.* i _"L ~ **,*.«, ....'11 w OUUOvIJJWvJil liOt* VV^ jvru. win pay same promptly and let us1 wind the matter up. We have spent a great deal of our own ' time and any delay you cause means that much more trouble to us. Yours truly, Charles G. Henry. Alcorn Ferguson, A. G. Anderson, I Committee. Leader Defies Prosecution, j Co? way, Oct. 13.— The excite : ment occasioned by the threat of the sheriff to prosecute members of the mob which lynched Frank r Brown, the worthless negro, has about subsided and the man w ho tied the rope around the negro’s neck has spoken out and defies prosecution. The whole matter is regarded as a tempest in a tea pot affair and the question of prosecution is regarded more in the way of a joke than anything else. inspecting New Road. General Superintendent A De Bernardi of the central district of the Missouri Pacific-Iron Mountain, and General Superin tendent W. T. Tyler of the south ern district of the same system, spent Friday in an inspection trip of the White river road, which until the reorganization of the system was under the control of the latter and since the reorgan ization comes under that of the former. This is Mr. DeBernar di’s first official trip over his dis trict. CHAPLINE USES KNIFE. Monroe County Representative Slashes Member of Farmers’ Union for Re flection Made in Convention. Brinkley, Oct. 13. —A personal difficulty occurred between Rep resentative Geo. F. Chapline of Clarendon and J. T. Boyle of Pine Ridge, this county, Tues day evening after the adjourn ment of an open session of the Farmers’ Union. It seems that Mr. Chapline took exceptionsto some remark about him made by Mr. Boyle in the open session of the meeting. Afterward they met each other on the street and in discussing the matter angry words were passed and Chapline cut Boyle in several places on the arm and shoulder with a pocket knife. PattIo xiroc? fol/cin tn c Dr. Terry. His wounds when examined did not prove to be of a serious nature. Both were placed under arrest and appeared before the mayor and fined $5 and costs each. —4 Dismissal ef Trainmen. The ivestigation by railroad officials of the cause of the wreck, occasioned by a head-on collision between the Cotter and Cush man local freight trains near this city, on Saturday, September 30, has resulted in the dismissal from the service of Conductor Ellen wood, Engineer Butler and Brakemen Moore of the Cotter train. The investigation devel oped that the Cotter train was on the Cushman train’s time, and was attempting to flag in ahead of them, when the accident oc curred. The only damage done was to the pilot of one of the en gines, and to two freight cars. The acquaintances of the men discharged will regret to learn of their misfortune. Conductor A. Fortner arrived in the city Tuesday evening to take the Cotter local run. He is a brother to Conductor Jack Fort ner, who is on the passenger run. — Batesville Guard. —— Celebrates Birthday. rue sixty-tmra Dirtnaay 01 James W. Howard was celebrat ed Friday noon at his home near Remmel with a big barbecue and dinner, attended by all his neigh bors and a few outside invited guests. The table arranged in the yard fairly groaned under its burden of barbecued pig and mutton and innumerable other good things. The affair was enjoyed by all who wished to attest the popu larity and good citizenship of their genial and jolly host, whom all hope to see some day cele brating his hundredth milestone, for if years were given as they were lived and merited there is no doubt but that Jackson coun ty’s popular road commissioner would become a centenarian. Court Officer f ined Hot Springs, Oct. 13.—Deputy Sheriff John Smith was yester day fined fined $25 by County i Judge Sumpter for contempt, 1 Deputy Smith refused to oper ; court Monday morning for the judge. He paid the fine. CONFESSION BARRED. Stale Concluded Its Testimony Thursday, Court Refused Admission of Ughtle’s Deathbed Confession. Marianna, Oct. 13.—After ex amining ten witnesses, the state yesterday rested in the trial of desecrating a grave. Kay Deen er and Dandridg Neeley were on ithe stand during the entire morning session. They told how ; they followed the defendant, Walter Gregory, and Dr. Lightle to the cemetery on the night of the robbery of Ed Pitts’" grave and the alleged subsequent ad mission by Roberts and Gregory that they went to the cemetery for the purpose of securing a corpse to use for dissecting pur poses and later how Roberts of ; fered them $500 to keep them mouths shut. They also recited their former testimony as to statements made by them by the alleged conspirators regarding the $21,000 insurance money they would receive. REPORTED DEATHBED CONFES SION BARRED. The last witness called by the state was W. P. Martin a prom inent business man of Searcy. He lived one block from Mrs. Lightle, the mother of Dr. R. G. Ligh1 le, and spent several days | with Dr. Lightle during the ill ness that resulted in his death last February. He was with | Lightle thirty minutes before his i death. He was asked by Con-1 ! gressman Brundidge to tell the j jury what Dr. Lightle said to i him on nis deathbed regarding | his and John Roberts’ connec tion with the grave robbery and the conspiracy to swindle the life insurance companies out of $21, 000, and what Lightle said re ! garding a request Roberts made I to him relative to getting $500 i from Lightle’s relatives to use in , attempting to corrupt court ! officials. Mr. Martin was about to begin his story when Col. George W. Murphy sprang to his feet, say Iing: “We object.” The defense objected on the ground that the testimony was incompetent and illegal. The court sustained the objec tion, and what gave promise of being the most sensational fea ture of the case was knocked higher than Gilroy’s famous kite. The case will go to the jury some time Saturday morn jing. ‘ Roberts will attempt to prove an alibi. -- -— — ! We offer One Hundred Dollars 1 Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., ■ Toledo. We, the undersigned, have ' known F. J. Cheney for the last -15 years, and believe him per fectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by his firm. Walding, Kinnan & Martin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 7 cents p^r bottle. Sold by all druggists. Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation. VISIT Of PRESIDENT ROQSEVEH Eittk Rock. Ottokr 25. Account the above the Iron Mountain will sell round trip ■ tickets to Little Rock at open ‘ rate of orte fare, plus 50 cents. ■ ~-s L V Afternoon style: j Shiny hat, frock coat, Mans-; a l1 rht ” Shoes. Parern-.leather button I or lace: Style book tells the proper shoes for each occasion, and how to ! take care of them ! Free S Best shoes—sure to be right— bear the sign : Above suspicion! | Keep their shape. 1 Look well as long as 1 worn, ® Wilmans Mercantile Co., GENERAL OUTFITTERS. DR. HARRY E. DOWELL, OENTtST. Special attention given to crown, bridge and inlay work. Office Over Chas. Meyer and Joyce’s Drug Store. — Tickets to i e sold October 24th and 25th, with final return limit 1 October 28th. Thos. H. Reamey, Agt. Heavy frost at Stale time. Junction City, Oct. 13. —Light frost occurred here W-dnesday morning, and tnere was heavy frost yesterday morning. Junc tion City is on the Louisiana and Arkansas line. Tie ftenjai tpWBU B/fl, 'Sack Su _ Clothes Are Said to Make the Man. A gentleman feels like himself when he is assured that 1 he is wearing a suit that fits perfectly and becomingly. The best clothes-makers in the world have fashioned these goods. Every garment carries their label: This is absolutely the highest guarantee of excellence. It has taken 30 years of hard work to make possible this perfection, and they continue to improve on their almost unsurpassable achievements of each year. Fashionable Suits $15.00 to $30.00 Overcoats $15.00 to $30.00 ! Rain Gloats $15.00 to $30.00 | Top Fall Overcoats . $15.00 to $25.00 FINEST CLOTH AND FINISH. PERFECT STYLE AND EIT. —-—£Vens Outfitters ^cWport/\rk Our Customers . . <• ’ Find no cause for complaint. A bank account is a help to every man. Join the procession and put your money in a good safe bank. Arkansas Bank and Trust Co. NEWPORT, ARK. Capital $100,000. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. J. W. Grubbs, President. Nathan Graham, V.-Pres. Chas. G. Henry, Cashier. Jos. M. Berger, Jr. R. F. Drummond, C. J. Saenger, B. B. Bond, M. D. Campbell, S. D. Campbell, G. D. Clements, J- P. Duck, W. W. Dutton, 0. D. Watson, L. E. Willis, F. D. Fulkerson, ' R. K. 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