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s instant ock Tues lling tree, 3 engaged the Terry t of Diaz, d T. R. y bruised ame tree, >ward the by a gale ?mpted to the tree, a heavy his body rank, irs of age five chil ee daugh re buried 3 o’clock Belting, n of the Thirty Two Pardons Granted. Special to Independent. - Little Rock, Jan. 3.—Gov. G. W. Donaghey broke a record in the issuance of pardons Tues day when he spent the entire day listening to pardon applica tions and granted 32 of them. He denied many applications for pardons and many of those granted yesterday have been on file for months while the desired data could be collected by the governor. None of the pardons were drawn by Jackson county convicts. ; WHOLE BLOCK TOTAL LOSS Town of Monette Suffers $50, 000 Loss From Can Of Gasoline. Jonesboro, Jan. 2.—Fire re sulting from the explosion of a can of gasoline seriously burned J. H. Hogan and swept an entire block at Monette, a small town east of here, this afternoon. The loss is estimated at $50,000. Only meager details could be ob tained as all telephone connec tions were cut off by the flames. The Monette Supply Company, J. E. Blankenship Mercantile Company and the Bank of Mo nette were reported as the heav iest losers. According to the reports the explosion occurred in the Blank enship Mercantile Company, of which Mr. Hogan was .manager. As to the cause of the explosion, nothing was learned, but the flames soon gained such head way that the entire town was Threatened. Fanned by a high wind th^ blaze soon ate its way o the Bank of Monette build The citizens of Monette’ &A. j to the scene, and a buck-. was formed. After hour the fire! Supply | point the ef spread of doubled. Ad are several only by of the they The mass terested in establishing C. A. in this city, held at the court house at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon to hear reports from all teams in the field, enjoyed good returns from the initial day’s canvass, about $600 hav ing been pledged for the main tenance of a Y. M. C. A. here for the current year. A provisional committee of nine good citizens was named at this meeting. They are Dr. W'. A. Rossington, W. N. Dunaway, Dr. H. E. Dowell, G. A. Hill house, Ben White, J. W. Grubbs, W. B. Chastain, William Barker and Prof. Ernest McKenzie and are called to meet this Wednes day afternoon in the office of Phillips, Hillhouse & Boyce to organize and formulate plans for the year. While State Secretary McCul ley of Little Rock does not be lieve that an effective and suc cessful Y. M C. A. can be main tained for less than $1800 per year and should have $2500, those behind the movement are certain that many subscriptions will be raised from the amounts first pledged and there are many willing helpers, who have doubt less ii(ji ueen seen. Prospects are bright for the raising of the necessary finan ces, but the men supporting it are not intending to let their en thusiasm in the cause blind them to the facts and conditions that develop. Runyan Asks Re-election. W. D. Runyan of the Island is a candidate for road overseer of this township and while he was reelected a year ago to a second term, the office became abolish ed through failure to vote a road tax and the return of the coun ty to the old law governing the working of roads. Thus Mr. Runyan feels that he is asking his satisfactory the amount and the which to do young and has and misdirect the aims of jus tice, yet we believe that he has shown no favors of this charac ter, but firmly upheld the courts and the law’s enforce ment. Considering the obsta cles that always confront the officer who would rid a newly dry territory from blind tigers and bootleggers, it must be con ceded that his record has been fairly successful in this city and county. He has always been a loyal Democrat and is a very pleasant and sociable gentleman, whom the people have found an ac commodating and capable offi cer who could safely be entrust ed with the duties of the office ! to which he now aspires. Notice Of Sale Of School Bonds. As Secretary of the Board of Directors of the School District of Newport, I give notice that I will receive sealed proposals until noon, January 5, 1912 for the sale and purchase of Forty five thousand dollars ($45000) nf thp bonds of Snecial School District of the City of Newport, Arkansas, said bonds to bear in terest at the rate of 0V2 per cent per annum until paid, interest payable, semi-annually, the bonds to be paid as follows: Beginning at five years from the date of sale of bonds pay Two Thousand Dollars ($2000) each year for five years, pay Three Thousand Dollars ($3 000) each year for the next succeeding five years, pay Four Thousand Dollars ($4000) each [year thereafter until the whole l of said indebtedness is paid. The bonds to be issued in de nominations to suit purchaser. The bidder is requested to furnish his bid in writing in a sealed envelope, together with a certified check in the sum of One Thousand Dollars to assure the faithful performance of his bid in the event that the con tract for the sale of said bonds should be awarded to him. Bonds are sold subject to the opinion of Hose, Hemingway, •Cantrell and Loughborough, bid der to pay for same. Bidder shall furnish free engraved bonds ready for official sig nature and the successful bid der shall pay all trustee’s charges. pipe Interest Manifested As | ^No Contested Issues Are Foreseen. Special to the Independent. Little Rock, Jan. 3.—Little interest is being taken in the meeting of the State Democratic Committee which holds a meet ing here tomorrow. Absolutely nothing has been intimated to Secretary Bruce T. Bullion as to business which will be brought before the committee. The rules adopted by the last Democartic State Convention re quire the meeting of the Central committee at this time for the purpose of calling the state pri mary, which the rules also re quire to be held on the last Wed nesday in March, which will be the 27th. It is customary for the differ ent candidates to make some maneuvers in the meeting which will give them a better chance, and as any statement regarding them would lessen their effectuality, the candi dates are doing no talking. Whatever moves they will make will be kept secret until the time of the meeting in or der that the adherents of the other candidates have no oppor tunity to checkmate them. Wanted—file copies of Inde pendent for daily issues of De cember 9 and 16. If any of our subscribers have these issues, this office will be glad to have and pay for same. 34d3t TO cure your' la grippe coughs take Foley’s Honey and Tar Compound. R. E. Fisher, Washington, Kas., says: “I was troubled with a severe at tack of la grippe that threatened pneumonia. A friend advised Foley’s Honey and Tar Com pound and I got relief after tak ing the first few doses. I took three bottles and my la grippe was cured.” Get the genuine, in the yellow package.—W. E. P, EVENS. Notice of Felling Of Contract For Keeping of County Prisoners. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned as County Judge of Jackson County, ....... ansas, will receive sealed bids up to 12 o’clock noon of Wednes day, January 31, 1912, to keep ni’wnnnrn nf POlintv for the term beginning January 31, 1912 and ending January 1, 1913. The person to whom said contract may be awarded will be required to give bond as requir ed by law. I hereby reserve the right to reject any and all bids. This December 29, 1911. C. B. Coe, 31dl-40w4 County Judge. " v - / Wanted—I will guarantee a' good salary, ninety dollars, if or sixty days work in Newport. Want two young ladies, and two young gentlemen of correct hab its and good address. Call at Hazel Hotel, ask for Mr. Mur phy. 32d3t __=■ l' (benjamin1 (ben'-jamin) [Appar. \ from the proper name Benjamtn\ g A kind of top coat or overcoat I formerly worn by men. / The Dictionary Is Wrong Benjamins were not only formerly worn, they are worn | today. BENJAMIN OVER COATS—SUITS too, are accepted by particular men as the standard of Correct Dress. Benjamin Clothes are tailored to perfec tion_in New York Style's from the choicest English and American fabrics. They present the highest develop ment of tailoring skill combined with good taste in de sign and fabrics. y„x T . , Star Clothing Co.