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SATURDAY. AUGUST 2. 1HU! NUMliKR 1<M>.
ake bridge BUILDJNG delayed ^Decision of CMlton Election ol Dls trict Commissloners The construction of the New w Lake concrete bridge will mhabH' be delayed six months Jug to a question that has risen as to the election of the [strict commissioners. The district was organized nder the old improvement dis [ct laws, which provided that ie commissioners be elected by je city council. Under an act ■the last legislature which ad not beer, published when ie district was being organiz i( the mode of the selection of ieSe commissioners was not lecified and the authority of ie council was thus placed in iUbt, though attorneys believe istthis power will be “read to” the act. The bridge district commis oners, to be safe in the matter, ill not let a contract pending a ttlement of this point which it understood will be passed up i by the supreme court, when .1 ___ r O at uuuj ui mber. The same point is in ilved in a case coming before at tribunal from Jefferson untv. In ail improvement districts, e most strict conformance to e law is necessary in order to cure the sale of bonds, for the mpanies and capitalists which y these securities never know [ly take any chances and uld not be expected to. dies Assist in Improvement. Cotton Plant, Aug. 1.—The kansas Betterment Club of tton Plant will have its reg ir monthly meeting next mday night at the school use in this city and will have a endid program. Speakers on utation will be here to ad iss the audience on preventive asures- A clean-up day has in ordered for August 1, and stores will close for this im Tar.t occasion. Mayor Dyson and Health Offi 1 McKnig-ht are doing all in iir power to make Cotton nt the most sanitary town in stem Arkansas. irs, Paul Buys Busy Bee. Jno. P. Paul on Friday •ght the Busy Bee confection ed ice cream parlor from L. Bowery, late manager. :s having the place roughly cleaned and over dfd and will be ready for liness in a little while. She ends making it a first-class e e.d restaurant, where one get the best of meals in ad 011 to all the latest in cream [Cold drinks, cigars, candies. ** addition to these, Mrs. will have her own bakery, one can purchase home toread, cakes and pies. Loses the Other Eye. onesboro. Aug. l._ News 8 received here today that Harris, the small daugh of Mr- and Mr-. L. N. Harris Alto, while playing with y was struck in the eye, de ®ying the sight. The child 1 e s*£ht of the other eye years ago. Although . was rushed to a special * ls r'a^d there was no hope Storing her sight. , Wingo and the Currency Bill. Very complimentary to Con gressman Wingo and gratifying to his friends is the prominence ( he has reached in so important a matter as the currency bill ad vocated by President Wilson. It appears that friction develop j ed in the house banking and cur . rency committee, the chairman. I Mr. Glass not being in harmony ! at all points with the president’s : views and wishes. Mr. Wingo : succeeded in having adopted several amendments not favor ed by the committee chairman and several others which the chairman had been unable to have adopted. To cap the cli max of Mr. Wingo’s activities, his course in committee had been noted by the president and the latter called Mr. Wingo to the White House and there held a long conference with him as ‘to future committee action, it being stated that, as a result Mr. Wingo might be asked to take charge of the bill in com mittee as the personal repre-1 sentative of the president- The ! committee chairman is reported ; to be not at all pleased with the j turn affairs have taken. x vx tv vv JJICIIIUCi , iii ' first session, to attain promi nence in a matter of so great • importance as an administration currency reform bill is little less i than remarkable and proves j quite conclusively that Mr. Win go is making good, with a pros pect of making a lasting and 1 notable reputation. The Fourth Arkansas may well take pride in the showing made by its new representative. Fort Smith Times-Record. To Manage Boaz Hotel. ing for Little Rock, where he ing for Littel Rock, where he will spend a two weeks’ vaca tion with his parents. Upon his return Mr. McCully will go to Hoxie where he will take charge I of the new Boaz Hotel, which : has been leased by the Hazel j | Hotel Company, j A new and up-to-date building ; has replaced the old structure, which was burned several | months ago, and will be newly i furnished and modern in every way. Mr. McCully has been con i nected as manager and assist iant manager of the Hazel ho tel in this city for the past three years and is a competent hotel 1 man whose friends regret to ; see him leave Newport for a new field of work. Moving Pictures at the Opera House 18 Reels Per W eek. A FATHER’S LESSON By his brutality and careless ness he conies near losing his | little girl and his home by fire. (A good story—BIOGRAPH.) i __ . THE PRIEST AND THE MAN I A beautiful Catholic picture ta ken in the Canadian woods, fea turing Laura Sawyer and Cha». Sutton as the Priest. (EDISON.) there she goes A good Western comedy, featur ing William Williams and Gwen doline Pate. (PATHE.) Good pictures and good music ADMISSION 5 and 10 CENTS WILLIAMS BANK CLOSES DOORS Bank of Forrest City Fails and Receiver Ls Asked In Cross County. Special to Independent Forrest City. August 2.—The Bank of Forrest City of which Eugene Williams was cashier and virtually head, closed its doors today. St. Francis Coun ty has $100,000 on deposit in this institution, with indications of losing it all. E. A. Rolfe was president of the bank. -J. Eh Baugh, vice president and Eugene Williams cashier. The bank was capital ized at $40,000. Eugene Wil liams has been playing a strong hand in Eastern Arkansas poli tics for many years and was the treasurer of the St. Francis le vee district, an office which he continued to hold though the last legislature passed an act providing that no member of th'e levee board should be its treasurer and Governor Futreli refused to accept his resigna tion as a member of the board. Pnw/ma WilHcnme woe ramnaiun .. * — manager of Governor Donaghev in his last race, but supported Robinson for the Senate before the legislature and was allowed to continue to dominate the le vee district board. A receiver for the defunct bank will be asked today before the chancellor in Cross county. Besides the Southern Cotton Oil Company and Phoenix Cot ton Oil Company, Newport is to have a third seed house this season to be constructed at once by the Arkansas Cotton Oil Company between the Buckeye seed house and the shell plat form in the Rock Island yards. J. C. .lowers will do the buying here for the company. John R. Loftin. Jr-, returned last night from Hot Springs, where he has been with his wife for several days. Mrs. Loftin is taking the baths and receiv ing great benefit from them. James Davis has always been regarded as the best tomato grower in this city or section and has on exhibit this year at the City Drug Store a 26*4 ounce Fonda Rosa, that excels his previous records. This to mato is 21J4 inches around. # Escaped Convict Captured Little Flock, Aug. 1.—Robert Roe, the man with many alias es and a long criminal record, picked up here and identified by the city detectives several days ago, made a daring dash for liberty Thursday morning at the county farm. Successfully eluding the guards and dodging through a veritable rain of shot and bullets Roe made good his escape and capture until 6 o’clock this morning, when he was caught by City Detective Wallis as he tried to duck by the officer in Argenta. -- 1 Assessment Notice. i The assessment of local 5m iprovement No. One—Bridge Im i movement No. One of the City of Newport, Arkansas— was filed in m'* office on the 14th day of July, 1913, and the. same is now subiect to inspection. E. J. GRAHAM. Ceric of the City of Newport Arkansas. . New Buildings at Galloway. Searcy. Aug. 2.—Since the closing of scohol in May, con tractors have been busily engag ed at Galloway College making numerous improvements on the j building, and adding twenty •practice rooms. The practice rooms have just recently been completed, and work will start within the next two weeks upon a modern gymnasium for the young ladies. These additions land improvements to the college • property fill a long-felt want and are in keeping with the rapid progress being made by Arkan : sas' leading female college along ! educational lines. President Williams informed a Citizen reporter this morning that prospects for the next term of Galloway are most flattering and that applications had been received by more than thirty students during the past two weeks. Boy Drowned at Batesville. Batesville, Aug. 2.—Davis King, a youth about 12 years of age, drowned in the bayou Fri day morning, near the railroad I bridge. The boy had gone in the Yfctrlin rr an rw\f in general rain BENEFITS CROPS Extended Over the Entire ( ounty Hut Was Light In (•lass Township. The rain of Friday night proved heavy and general over the county, but too light in Glass Township to prove as beneficial to crops as in the larger part of the county. Crop prospects are reported the best in many years and the rain of Friday night adds the finishing touch to much corn that was beginning to need moisture badly. The bottom and middle crop of cotton has fruited well and an August in keeping with the early summer will bring a large yield of the fleecy staple. The rainfall in Newport reg istered ICG inches and south and east of Newport is said to have been even heavier. While the clouds appeared threaten ing no storm damage has been reported. sixteen years old and has a com mon school education may be admitted to the trades courses and to tlie short agricultural courses. The University has an equip ment worth more than a million dollars and a faculty that is not excelled by that of any school in the South. Kxpenses are very low, since the institution is sup ported entirely by the state and national governments. Special bulletins giving infor mation about the trades courses, short courses in Agriculture, Music, Art, Domestic Science. Teachers' courses and an illu - (rated bulletin of general infor mation may be obtained by writing to the President of the University at Fayetteville. Yours truly, Chas. B. (loe, County Judge. Rise In White River. People living along the White, river were surprised last weeik when that stream started to rise. No rains had been report ed from above and the sky was clear. The water rose about 4 feet, then stopped rising ab i-.iiOI x * n / I ci 'iriml l/i f*ill x«4i ion Announcement of Scholarship. I wish to announce to the young men and young women of i Jackson county that I am au thorized to issue to them benefi ciary appointments as students | of the University of Arkansas i at Fayetteville. For admission to the regular courses of the University, a three or four year high school course, or the equivalent, is ne cessary. Those who are eigh teen years of age or over may be admitted as special students ; in certain departments and will . be allowed to take any work for ! which they are prepared. This year the University has put in one and two year trades courses in surveying, practical electrical work (light and tele phone plants,) courses in run ning and caring for a stationary engine, caring for and repairing automobiles, and courses in ar chitectural drawing. The pur pose of these courses is to train boys to be able to earn a living. There are also short, practical , courses in farm work and farm management. Any boy who is deep water. He came to a step off, however, that he did not know was there and went head long into water over his head. He had some companions with him at the time, but they were not near enough to render any assistance. When they saw him go under they started to him. but before they could reach him he had gone under and was lost to sight. He went under at 9 o’clock, and about ten o’clock the body was found by Bernard Hinkle Hurst Will Surrender Little Rock. Aug.l.—W. W. Hurst, the president of the de funct Valley Savings Bank of Argenta, for whom several hun dred dollars reward is outstand ing, will be in Little Rock in a few days to surrender to the au thorities. A prominent eastern attorney was in Little Rock to day arranging with local busi ness men to make the $6,000 bond which Judge Lea fixed af ter Hurst was indicted. was a very erratic and unex plained phenomenon. The phenomenon was short lived. however, for upon in quiry it was found that the en gineers, who were placing the e lectrical machinery in the big power dam at Branson, Missou ri, had opened up the gates and let the big head of water out in order to place turbines in the bottom of the power tubes. The big plant will be given its first trial some time in August. — Baxter Bulletin. - First Bale in Alabama. Montgomery. Ala., Aug. 1.— The first bale of 1913 cotton raised and ginned in Alabama was sold at public auction here today for 15 cents per pound. The bale weighed 350 pounds and wr.s raised Ihree miles from this city. Ginning on this cotton started July 30 and was completed this morning, seven days ahead of the first bale last year. “Manhattan” Shirt Sale — Now Going On * All Soft Manhattan Shirts Reduced As Follows: 1.50 Shirts 3.00 Shirts ..1.15 now.1.88 1.65 Shirts 3.50 Shirts now'.1.25 now.2.65 2.00 Shirts 4.00 Shirts ..1.38 now.2.85 BErgeR’S "STAR CLOTH//V G HOLJSB'* We Close Evenings at 6:30 (Except Saturday.) i . i * mm