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schools next by the pur heldf in ing made to books used county and cit Tuckerman, other special dis e commission’s se probably be adopt oards of these dis though the county does not include nissioners ap the selection of capable men, who fi#n per • J.1. A n/iVlAA which has become famous since the city marshal of Mammoth Spring, a few weeks ago, arrest ed a party composed of the most prominent citizens of the town for pouring its strains upon the air at the midnight hour. The song runs this way: “Everytime I come to town, j The boys keep a-kicking my dog aroun’. Makes no difference if he IS a houn’, They gotta quit a-kicken’ my dog aroun.’ . The Republic corresponden claims that this classic u the oldest in the country, ^ eloquently says: Kentucky song of the Virgml ’ tains and and Tennessee ni drift, came to ^ of the earfie ^.g home. iel Boone a” it in the1 5?nun cronies ,...mr TVTiocrwiri it Special to Indepew Little Rock, . there is no joint *'*»■■> among the candi ®0' emor, the three i delates, tw at a time, do somefimes get to gether in their individual tours Gov. Donaghey and Gen. Nor wood met at Harrison Monday in tile county court house, anc divided time in a very amicable discussion of state issues. Gen. Norwood, who was in Little Rock Tuesday, said that the speaking was free from per sonalities on both sides, and on a high plane of gentility. This was their first joint debate, al though they had discussed the Turner-Jacobson bill twice be fore in the same town on the same daw Gen. Norwood has ilso met*Mr. Robinson twice,! ut Robinson and Dnnno-hpv nd the Santa re zran sang h at night around their camp fires. And the original Missouri pion eers carried it with them over the plains and throughth'e Rock ies to the Western Ocean. I first heard it on the lips of Thad Bass, an exiled Missourian from Columbia, punching cows on the staked plains of New Mexico. He used it to lull to rest many a! herd of long-horr s on the trails1 ^ ' i } ■ -... I / 'o Pay License. g ha\ 3 never met on the stump. e - -1 Warning. ; j To The Public: | You are hereby notified that | you are violating the Rules of j the Water Company by letting your Faucets run in order to keep the pipes from freezing, ' and you must STOP as we have a man looking after this and we j will cut the water off and refuse f to sell water to any persoi* found violating this rule. Jj The*practice is very Diw]sj GEROUS as we would ndj^ be able to give the Fire Djfpart ment any pressure during a fire as the water would bf^wasting through the faucetsjf Newport Water, LiJ^t & Power Company. jW ®^mckburn. SuDt. 10 ine pay-1 oodtf. JV || j.— Jeffries l> Brundidge hdU list of speaking appoj||J , for the next courteous ly inviteg^H mis. Da assuring ' ent and to which 1^1 nay, have 01* epgm ie fire is unknowh. ? A definite is known as - to h ickey failed to/escape d j from the burning hfcusesjind on - ly after t, e fire had completely . destroyed I the hou^e and his . charred remains were found in , (the hot ashes, was it known that j he had burned to dejith. It is I thought that he was suffocated by the dense smoke and lost consciousness before he could es cape from the house. Mrs. Dickey said that she was (in another room when the fire wa^ discovered and quickly made her escape, thinking that her husband hud preceded her. She aided the citizens in carry ing out many pieces of household furniture, which were saved from the flashes. Mr. Dicjkey was a bridge watchman fhere in the employ of the Iron Mountain Railroad Com pany, by(which’ company he had been emiployed during the past 25 yea/rs. He is survived by his wife a^nd four sons. Thjfe loss on the house was esti nat^d at about $2,000, without nsiprance. j 14,332,756 Bales Ginned. Washington, Jan. 9.—The census bureau’s eighth cotton ginning report of the season, is sued at 10 a. m. today, and show ing the number of running bales, counting round as half bales, of cotton of the growth of 1911 ginned prior to January 1, with comparative statistics for last year and other years, is as fol lows: United States, 14,332,756 bales, compared with 11,084,515, bales last year, when 95.8 perl cent, of the entire was ginned prior to January 1; 12,465,298 bales in 1908, when 95.3 per cent was ginned, and 11,741,039 bales in 1906, when 90.4 per cent was ginned. Has Half The Number. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Jan. 10.—Gen. Norwood reports that up to the present time, 147 of the 2000 pe titions which he scattered over the state in behalf of the Nor wood amendment have been re sumed, with 6,174 names. This »ut half the number re !or the initiation of the ure restricting the slature to he will sd by c*r no Cuts Jugular Vein of DM Martin In Drunken Brawl. Ada Sanderson, a negress liv ing in the third house this side of the lake bridge, who only last week figured in a cutting affray, used a knife or razor to danger ous effect upon a negro Dick Martin, better known as “Cher okee Red” at her home Tuesday night. Gus Smith and Henry Broth ers were also in the house at the same time, when it seems that in a drunken brawl, the negress proceeded to cut Martin’s jugu lar vein and wind pipe. The wounded man ran to the street and thence to Mayhan’s restau rant seeking a doctor and leav ing a trail of blood upon the pavement traversed. Officer Eaton spent the night in a search for the Sanderson woman, whom he found next morning at a house near Wal nut Grove cemetery. She was arrested and placed in the coun ty jail while Brothers and Smith were confined in the city bastile. Martin was still alive Wednes day morning, but his chances of i. • - l.-l __ •_ TT/x living arc icgaiucu 0.0 011x11. no refuses to talk of the cutting. Putting Arkansas On theMap. Hon. Gustave Jones, of New port, in introducing Senator Jeff Davis to his home people refer red to Jeff as "the man who came nearer putting Arkansas on the map than any other citi zen.” But when Jeff put the state on the map it was pointed out by the effete East and North as a country peopled with coon hunters, illiterate backwoodsmen, red necks and hill-billies, bull frog$ and mosquitos. The state is outgrowing this unmerited distinction, however, as it is drifting further away from Da visism and “his policies” have no voice in shaping the destinies of the ship of state. Under the broad light of pub licity, Arkansas is making rapid advancement and the eye of tfye public is upon this state. Capi tal and labor, industrial plants, scientific farm experts, are cen tering within our borders. The organization of corn growers clubs, erection of agricultural schools and ^careful study now being made £o improve our con ditions is being marveled at by the outside world. In this rapid pace the voice of the calamity howler who arrays class against class, high collared roosters redneck hillbilly has ho will not be heard, class of campaigning saving” is a child when the state was and if con its perpetrator will as the common en l ! i ing their conditions and will not be retarded by the agitator. In this rapid march of progress we should cling to the motto, “Unit ed we stand and divided we fall," and all work for the common good and advancement of the whole people of this and grow ing commonwealth. — Jonesboro Tribune. Bowman A Candidate. >• The Independent is authoriz ed and takes pleasure in pre senting W. A. Bowman as a can didate for re-election as survey or of this county. He has made a splendid record in his twelve years of service as an of^ial or deputy and seeks/re-election <Jn the ground that his experience in the work and acquaintance with lands and conditions in the county enable to do the work in half the time possible when he first entered office or that could be accomplished by any new man. Mr. Bowman is also thor oughly experienced in drainage survey work and well equipped for this class of business. He feels that it is to the interest of the people of the county to con tinue a man in this office, where his record is good and satisfac tory. Mr. Bowman has the ample confidence of the people in his thorough honesty and has prov en his grit and industry in all | sorts of weather and difficult 1 work. He is a pleasant gentle man, who makes friends where* ever he goes and again*1* whom we have never heard ■ifnkind word expressed. Jf He has Well demonstrated his capability and the people need no assurance that the office will be creditably filled if he is again honored by nomination in the party primary. The Perpetual Politician. There was a perpetual politi- , cian in Arkansas who had a ma- g * nia for or e and was continual- , ly running for office. He made the race for a certain office and was ingloriously defeated and was so humiliated over the de feat that he resolved to commit suicide. Going to a drug store he procured some arsenic and a can of kerosene, got a rope and his pistol and went to the river where he had a boat, rowed out under a tree and placip^W^ rope around his neck threw it over a limb, swallowed the arse nic, poured the oil over his clothing and set fire to same, placing the revolver against his head, pulled the trigger and kicked the boat at the same time. The bullet glanced and cut the rope throwing him into the water and put out the fire. He swallowed so much water that he threw up the arsenic, waded out to shore and is now figuring on making the race for some office on the reform ticket. Danville Politics. Medical Society Officers. The Jackson County Medical Society at a meeting Tuesday night at the office of Dr. A. L. « Best elected officers for the en- * ft suing year, as follows: Dr. C. W. Martin, president ;Jj Dr. W. F. Wilson, vice president %]L Dr. Ira H. Erwin, secretary and / treasurer; Dr. L. E. Willis, d**l egate to the state medical <»s ciation at Hot Springs; Dr, R. Gray, alternate.