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NEWPORT, ARKANSAS SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 13,1913. NUMBER 111. ■Keek of I CIRCUIT COURT 'ft of Meases °" Law K and Second Week ftjnal Cases Will Be ■ Heard. ft t Week of the Jackson ■Lt resulted in the trial ■,iderable number of jury ■d the final disposition ot ■thers. The law docket re Kttention during the first Ed the showing made in ■patch of business, which ■jght sessions necessary, ■ditable to the court, ■econd week is given over ■criminal docket largely ft first cases heard are ■ petty misdemeanors and ■ carried over from the ■rt or indictments return ■atterm- The grand jury ■ed Friday afternoon un Lay without returning E indictments and Satur Eg a light day in court. ■ suit of the U. S. Cooper ■mpany versus James Car ls heard by a jury Saturday Kg and a verdict returned Kendant. Jones & Camp Ire counsel for plaintiff and is, Hillhouse & Boyce for fendant. he cause of S- A. Cook ver m Graham, on appeal from ice court, the jury found fendant. [ET RECORD IN BRIEF, ictments against Dee i, Ira Marshall and Annie tall dismissed by grand te versus .Joe Nickens and louse, arson and accessory ,, , . _ I me icici iv aiouii, t House waives arraign ed pleads not guilty. Set rd Thursday. e versus Ollie Smith, dis by grand jury, e versus Lunch Perkins, ; with intent to kill; de t pleads not guilty and t for third Friday, i of Tuckerman versus G. ate, appeal from mayor’s case dismissed at cost of 1 of Tuckerman versus Hill, appeal from mayor’s dismissed at cost of i versus Mike Eyer, mur first degree; copy of in it delivered at 3 p. m. 2 to his attorney L. L. ell. Defendant waives 48 n which to answer and not guilty. ! versus Nute McNeely, for forgery and utter forged instrument, pled Ity and defendant granted sum of $400. Case set rth Monday. Ellen Stallings versus Mr. ’s. R. A. Bandy, unlawful G judgment by agree « plaintiff. Mary Jane White versus Stiles, unlawful detainer; sed at cost of plaintiff. »ert Allen versus S. G. > doing business under ime of Palace Jewelry appeal dismissed at cost defendant Jelle Cathey versus Will and ,e' Smith, unlawful detainer: “Pnent by default for plaintifl r Possession. Phiilips & Buttorff Mfg. Co !rsus R- P- Dunn, Joe and Johr 0nn, debt; continued by con tnt. Norton Berger Shoe Company versus John H. Johnston, debt; judgment by default for $129.77. State versus James Parker, in dicted for burglary and grand larceny; waived arraignment and pled not guilty, trial set for third Friday. State versus W. Webster, set for trial fourth Monday. Admits Much. But Saves Flowers Silas D. Campbell and his efti jcient stenographer Grover C. 'Gates of Newport were guests of Hotel Rhea Thursday, while en route to Jonesboro to attend to legal matters in the circuit court. Mr. Campbell has a wide practice covering a great portion of the state and finds much ill conveni ence from conflicting dates of courts, for instance circuit court is being held this week both in Newport and Jonesboro. These gentlemen visited the Blade park and evinced much interest in that little space of ground. This led Mr. Campbell to state: “1 have been a widower for a few weeks; my wife was visiting the old home in Tennessee. I might have neglected some things about the home, the dust probably accumulated and all the dishes got soiled, but one thing is sure, I dote on flowers and was very particular to turn on the hose at stated times and freshen the plants so that Mrs. Campbell would not think every thing about the premises had been neg lected.”—W’alnut Ridge Blade. Resigns From Proposed Paper. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Sept. 13.—There is still talk about the establish ment of a new daily paper here but the Memphis Press man who 1 1 1 ' . i. -1 „ .1 .*« ^ VI/-\ IlaU Utrdi nucicDicu jxi v ject has resigned as business manager, and the promoters are | ; making no definite announce-! ment of their plans- j ————————— I j — ■ . . ' i Moving Pictures | at the Opera House 18 Reels Per Week. THE HASH HOUSE COUNT A waiter in a Cafe tries to make Ruth think he is a Count. What happens when she discovers he ! is not is best told in the picture. 'Ruth Roland, Marshal Neilan and John Brennan. (Comedy—KALEM.) I — ' ! TOOTHACHE | See how a broker and a tramp each suffering with toothache jget relief from the same water bottel. A farce comedy, featur ing John Brennan and Marshal i Neilan. (KALEM.) THE WANDERER, j The sweet tones of the flute win ‘all who hear it, featuring Henry ' Walthall, Kate Bruce, Clara Mc ' Dowell and Lionell Barrimore. (Drama— BIOGRAPH) i GENERAL SCOTT’S PROTEGE Red Wing, a little Indian girl, is | a favorite with General Scott, | who is in command of a frontiei j army post. The Indians attack I the American soldiers in as pret i ty a fight as one would wish to see. Featuring Killiam Kava naugh as chief. (Western—PATHE ) Four extra good pictures and good music by the orchestra. j ADMISSION 5 and 10 CENTS MAYOR PAUL NOT A CANDIDATE For Secretary of State Though Importuned Ky Many Friends Over the State. Colonel John P. Paul, mayor of Newport and grand secretary of the Odd Fellows of Arkansas, before leaving last night for Minneapolis, .Minnesota to at tend the annual Sovereign Grand Lodge, authorized the Independ ent to state that he would not become a candidate for secretary of state. "While friends from every section of the state have urged me to enter this race and prof fered their support,” said Colo nel Paul, “and I am not unmind ful of the honor of this high of fice which any man might wor thily seek, still the position I now hold of grand secretary of the Odd Fellows of Arkansas and in which I have served thir teen years, is dearer to me and held in higher regard than any political office to which 1 might aspire. To the many friends who volunteered their support, when the state papers reported that I might be a candidate, I am grateful for further evidence of their friendship, but long ser vice in Odd Fellowship and devo tion to the order’s welfare and advancement will not allow me to give up my work in the Grand Lodge.” Colonel Paul was elected may ! or of this city nearly two years ago without opposition and had | received generous encourage ' ment from all sections of the state to enter the race for secre i tary of state. He is well known ! in pwn; pnnntu rmrl was generally regarded as a strong candidate, whose retirement from the race removes the most formidable opponent of the pres ent incumbent Earle W. Hodges of Randolph county, who is a candidate for re-election. Bring In Big Oil Well. Shreveport, La., Sept.11.— Messrs. E- R. Ratcliff, W- A. Ma bry and R. H. Davis, president, treasurer and secretary, respect ively, of the Purified Petroleum Products Company, one of the strongest local oil companies operating in the Caddo Louisi ana oil field, came to the city last night wearing smiles that would do credit to a boy with his first “jack knife.” The occasion for their enjoy ment was the bringing in of a 500-barrel well on their holdings on the lake bed between Moor ingsport and Oil City, which came in yesterday at noon while all three of the gentlemen were on the ground to witness its “birth.” According to Mr. Mabry the Purified Petroleum Products Company will immediately begin the drilling of another well in the i vicinity of the one brought in yesterday, and inasmuch as I there are several good producers ! in and around the vicinity of ! their holdings, they are san guine that another good produc I ing well will be brought in. i ' Praises White River Scenery Batesville, Sept. 13—Discuss i ing his recent visit to Batesville, Sheriff Will Hutton of Little -Rock made these statements to a newspaper man at Little Rock upon his arrival home. “Colorado has nothing on Ar i kansas in the way of scenery ” “We went through the most magnificent gorges and the most beautiful divides," said Sheriff Hutton. “In Colorado there are great rock breaks and wonderful j canyons, but the mountains are i barren. They are just bare | rocks. “On our trip up White river we saw scenerv that is not equal | ed in Colorado or California. At times the boat traveled between immense granite gorges, but ail along the route there were veg etables, green grass, towering pine trees and great ferns. The trouble with Arkansas is that the people do not know and do 'not realize that the most mag nificent scenery in the world is I right at their very door.” Sheriff Hutton was the guest of Captain J. T. Warner and was one of a party who made a trip up White river on the captain's new steamboat. It was the inau gural trip for the vessel and all the members of the party thor oughly enjoyed the outing on the handsome and well equipped ves sel. Enthusiastic Over Gold. Batesville, Sept. 13—W. A Curtis, the well known citizen and farmer of Pleasant Plains, was a visitor to Batesville Fri day and exhibited the report of the assayist who examined the ore sent by Mr. Curtis. The ore contained $2.65 worth of gold to the ton. Mr. Curtis says the samples he sent the assayist are not the best that could be procured from the place, and that he is confi dent there is gold there in abun dance. He says he will not un dertake to develop the mines, j but may get other parties inter oc+orl TTp ic an old man. and says he hasn’t sufficient funds to gj provide for the development. He ^ hopes to get experts interested and have the ore developed. gj Dance At Elks Home. § The young men of the city jjj gave a delightful dance Friday 3 evening at the Elks Home and it 5 was largely attended by the so- 5 ciety young people of town. This a was the first dance for several jH months and was entered into *3 with much animation by the | dancers. g Those present were Misses b Nell Minor, Marguerite O’Hair, b _,ou Minor, Leah and Ellen Jones, ij Elizabeth Irby, Franchelle Hook- b er, Lucy Bailey, Bessie Watson, | Willie Overton Minor, Elise | Hooker, Thelma Hays, Hortense | Hite and Mrs. John W- Stayton; | Messrs. Adam Lockard, Clay g= Childers, Charles Sprigg, Ed Do- - herty, Jan B. Young, Harry Ste- g phens, Breckinridge Campbell, g Charles Minor, Allen Martin, Al- g corn Ferguson, Harry Lynn, J. L. g Bevens, Eugene Hirsch, Warren | Dunaway, L. McDougald and Al bert Bevans. Lee Quinn Gets Pardon. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Sept. 13.—Gov. Hays Friday granted a pardon to Lee Quinn of Newport, to re store citizenship. He had served a two year term from Crawford County for assault to kill. Gov. Hays issued a warrant of arrest for W. N. Pease, under ar rest at McGehee, upon the requi sition of the governor of Louisi ana. He is charged with false pretenses. For Rent. First class storage room at Bowen’s Cash Store. 39dl ni I Judge's Ire Aroused. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Sept. 13.—That the Arkansas Tax Commission tis not without its severe critics [appears from a statement that has just been issued by County Judge A. F. Smith of Scott coun ty, in which he says: "That the State Tax Commis sion and the Equalization Hoard is a travesty on the Democratic form of government seems to be the conclusion of most men who have carefully investigated the law, and I must say that 1 fully concur in that opinion. Any law that permits a man, or set of men to arbitrarily fix values on , the people's property and set aside the oaths of the citizens of a county or state is in line with autocratic or despotic form of : government and not a Democra ! cy.” I White County Fair The White County Fair at Searcy September 30, October L 2 and 3 promises to be one of the best county fairs to be held in Arkansas this season. The ex hibits in each department will be in keeping with the county’s pro gress ; the amusement features are clean and good. Four run ning and harness races; four big free acts and a grand fire work display on Thursday night are among the features. The Racing Department will j be far ahead of the average I county fair. Some fine blooded 'horses direct from the Tri-State [fair at Memphis and the State Fair at Hot Springs will be on the track this year. Good fast racing, honestly conducted is ad mired by all and the people who make the tirp to Searcy this year lUc^iupniEiu^ rHauauauauE luauairayc to see fast races will not be dis appointed. Looking for Rebate Cheeks. Special to Independent. Little Rock. Sept. Li.—Desks l and grips and old pocket books are being ransacked all over the state for rebate checks issued by railroads since the rate tight has been on. They are worth money now, but the railroads are ahead thousands of dollars In the fail ure of mosl people to preserve them. H- S. Spivey. R. <Rtidisill and Jefferson Allison have been ap pointed a joint committee on ill" part of the Arkansaw Travelers, t lie 1T. C. T. and t he T. L. A. to look after the collection of the rebates for the traveling men of the state, and they have employ ed lloeppner & Young to attend to the business. Fees fit Assessor. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Sept. Li.—In re ply to a question propounded by the Auditor of State. Attorney General Moose has called atten tion to the fact that under rul ings of the courts, an assessor is entitled to one dollar and no more for assessing all lands of non-residents and unknown own ers in each township in which there may be any lands of either non residents or unknown own ers. In other words, if there are twenty-five townships in a given county, the assessor would be en titled to one dollar for each township, or $25 for the whole county. “This case has never been reversed,” says Judge Moose,” and the decision therein | rendered is the lawr at this time. jye lygyayHyaye; j Now is The Time 1 j Here is the Place 1 j To Get Your New Hat J I You don’t want to attract undue at- j| | tention to yourself by appearing in an g| | old hat. Sf I Come here, pick from our big assort- S | ment of the newest styles, a hat that will S I just suit your face—your figure and your ffi j fancy. £ * It won’t cost much and will improve g| I your appearance a mighty big lot. Sj ! $3.00, $3.50, $4.00, $5.001 B i I Berger'S 1 "STAR CLOTHING HOUSEl We Close Evenings at G:30 (Except Saturday.) |P