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(HER O’NEAL trialwednesday ri jury Expects to Conclude :(r|i Thursday— Several flew Petit Jurors. he trial of Homer O’Neal, Newport boy indicted for der in the first degree for killing of a negro known as 3il» has been set for Wed lav and will be the first of many murder cases to be d at this term. j. Bowden, D. C. Dowell p, N- Massey have been ex d from the petit jury and Bengel, W- S. Hinkle and ). Runyan have been swrorn (fill the vacancies. ie grand jury resumed work Jay morning, but had re ed no further indictments, i court adjourned for the early Monday afternoon, all cases on the day’s calendar ng been disposed of. The d jury expects to conclude pork Thursday. J. W. Wal is a member of that body, ng succeeded W. R. Little >e Davis of Village 1 own indicted for assault with it to kill, pled guilty to ag ated assault and was fined and an hour in jail. The n cases against Sallie James idling liquor have been nolle sed and dropped from the et. ;ket record in brief M. King versus St. Louis, Mountain & Southern Ry. damages; dismissed at cost ifendant idrew Bullard et al versus ince Insurance Company, ction; petition granted re ng defendant to produce y sued on. ate versus Tom Kagen, de .tion of the Sabbath; nolle led. ate versus W. P. Sanderson, ig liquor; continued by upon good behavior of de ant on ten indictments, iss Hicks, drunkenness in a c place, forfeiture on bond, nons to issue. ss Turrentine. forfeiture on , summons and alias bench ant to issue. “iuonnson, gaming; tor re on bond, summons and i warrant to issue, nnie O’Neal, gaming; for re on bond, summons and i warrant to issue, ate versus Alfred Edmiston, al dismissed at cost of de ant on two indictments, ate versus C. J. Vallentine, dt and battery; nolle sed. ames Good Roads Days, rt Smith, Sept. 14.—Sep er 22 and 23. Tuesday and lesday, have been officially red “good roads days” in Greenwood district by Coun ts6 Ezra J. Hester. On days it is planned to work es 0I" r°ad. Owing to the no r°ad work was at '®d earlier in the month on |ays aside by Gov. Geo. lays. Rains within the last i ays have placed the roads • forked in fine condition, froads to be built lead out greenwood. One goes to 'e t City, a distance of 10 an°ther to Lavaca, 11 s’ and the third to Mansfield |ay of Witcherville, and togton, a distance of 12 CLARKE WILL ! MAKE FIGHT Now At Home Looking After Fences and Preparing For First Direct Election. j 1 Special to Independent. Little Rock, Sept. 15.—U- S. Senator .James P. Clarke has re turned from Washington for a few days to look after his polit ical fences. He is indicating to, ' his friends that he will make one I I of his characteristically hard fights for the re-nomination, and i much interest attaches to it be cause of the fact that this will be the first direct election of a sena tor under the new federal law. For several years advisory pri maries have been held in the state, meaning virtually the j. same thing, however. At this: time it seems probable that Sen ator ClarkeandAssociate Justice | W. F. Kirby will be the only can ! didates for the office, although two or three members of the Congressional delegation persist in coming to the front as possi | bilities. It is probable that the j campaign will open vigorously soon after January 1. REWARD—for return of' small box containing clothing and photo lost in a Newport res- j taurant. The owner, though I aged, feeble and poor will pay a reward for its return to this of fice and no questions asked, dlt Ralph Hirsch, one of our brightest young men, left Fri day night forFayetteville, to re-1 enter the State University for j another term. _ NOTICE. Our stores will be open even ings ’till 8:30 o’clock, commenc ing tonight. Fife & Moore Jos- M. Berger. Jr. For Rent. First ciass storage room at Bowen’s Cash Store. 39dlm — Moving Pictures at the OperaHouse 18 Reels Per Week. —.—_— -I DIXIE LAND A darky’s vision of mellow mem ories of the Southland. The sto ry revolves around a proud old Southern family, and their va rious experiences during the [Civil War. (Drama—SELIG.) BOOSTING BUSINESS. [Showing the trick of a drummer to get orders from the stores. I But see what happens to him. iFeaturing John Steppling, Jos-. ! eph Allan and Eleanor Blanchard ! (Comedy—ESS AN AY.) _ f BEAU BRUMMEL ! The associate of kings, prince ^and princess—a beautiful society drama. Born in luxury and bred in opulence, but dies an object ox charity. James Young, Leo De laney, James Morrison, The Duchess, Julia Swayne Gordon ; and Clara Kimball Young. An excellent drama. (VITAGRAPH.) -- Good pictures and good music by j the orchestra. ADMISSION 5 and 10 CENTS TUESDAY NIGHT A two-reel feature, THE END OF THE GUEST j (LUBIN) River (lives l’p Murdered Man. Des Arc, Sept. 14.—With his skull crushed, a long gash cut in his abdomen, and his body wrap ped from feet to head with hea vy chains, the dead body of an unknown man was found anchor ed in White River about 12 miles from Des Arc late yesterday. A few miles upstream a floating boat house showed unmistakable signs of a struggle, the windows broken and blood stains on the boat’s floor. An axe dyed red with blood lay on the floor of the water structure, while a heavy anchor, a piece of cast iron and a mussel bar. all capable of inflict ing a fatal injury, were chained to the man’s body. The discovery was reported to the county authorities and the body placed in the hands of County Coroner Robinson. At an inquest a verdict was return ed that the man had met death by foul play. The dead mas was apparently about 45 years old, smooth shav en, weighed about 140 pounds and was five feet and seven inch es in height. He wore a blue work shirt and blue trousers. No papers or other personal effects that might serve to identify him were found in his clothing. A strict investigation to un cover ine murderers nas oeen started by county authorities. BURGLAR LEFT LETTER CLUE Course Work Led to Early Ar rest of Lawrence Gravelly An Olyphant Negro. The store of Wilmans Mercan tile Company of Diaz was bur glarized Friday night and Satur day night, Lawrence Gravelly an Olyphant negro, was behind the bars in the Jackson county jail, charged with the crime. As the negro was wearing some of the stolen goods, Sheriff McCuistion believes that he has a strong case against Gravelly, who de nies his guilt and implicates Will Reece, whose whereabouts are unknown. The burglars entered the store by using a ladder to a high win dow in the rear, which opened upon an upper deck of the store. Shoes and a coat were among the articles missed next morning, but upon the floor was found a letter addressed to Gravelly at Olvnhant. This of course direct eel suspicion toward him and Sheriff McCuistion found that Gravelly had reached Olyphant Saturday morning upon No. 29. He was arrested and brought to Newport for a preliminary hear ing. Governor Has Sunday School Class. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Sept. 15.—Gov ernor George W. Hays is devoted to the church, and is a member of the First Baptist church of which Mayor C. E. Taylor is also a member. He has been elected teacher of the Traveling Men’s Bible Class in th'e Sunday school, and made his first appearance before the class in that capacity yesterday. E. W. Otey is presi dent of the class Take a dollar's worth of stock in the greatest thing proposed for the children of the State—A Health Car. 39b7t For Sale—From 5 to 20 shares First National Bank Stock at book value. Box 255, Little Rock, Ark. 42dtf. RAINS GENERAL OVER THE WEST Half of Cotton Section But Help Crop Little In Most of These States. The weather of the week end ing September 12 was more fav orable to cotton than in either of two preceding weeks. Rains fell generally throughout the west ern belt and more or less irregu larly ;n eastern states. Temper jatures were lower. The rain was of benefit in all sections and a note of improvement is sounded | by correspondents in most '.states. It is certain that late bolls will grow to larger size and re turn a greater amount of lint as a result of the moisture and in this manner Is the greatest ben efit derived. Over the greater part of Texas and Oklahoma all the fields except lowlands had been dried out by the heat and drouth preceding the rains and these cannot appropriate the rainfall, however abundant it may be, except at too slow pace to mature before average or ’even late frost dates. The crop in Alabama and At lantic .states has been improved by the rain, wherever heavy enough to wet the ground. There are sections however where the precipitation has been quite light. Returns are irreg ular and while some cotton is turning out quite well some of it is young and has not matured a normal amount of fruit for the | season Cotton is opening rapidly ev erywhere and with lower tem peratures and dry weather next [week great progress will be made in picking BY STATES. North Carolina—Weather fa Ivorable since storm passed. Old I cotton opening rapidly and has made good yield. Young cotton uncertain. Has but little matur ed fruit. South Carolina—Pail of crop nearly all open and has matured good yield. Another part is late and still quite green. State has good crop as whole though some thing depends upon frost date. Picking under good headway land farmers disposed to sell. Geoi'gia—Week more favora ble than either of two preceding. Crop badly spotted. Late growth just opening and seems not well fruited. Altogether however state has good average yield and most crops better than last year. Alabama—Recent rains have I revived cotton in localities while I in others they came too late to Jbe of material benefit. Alto gether damage does not appear so large as once reported- Much cotton open. Farmers selling freely. Small top crop. Mississippi—Crop lost some ground during week- Bolls op ening very rapidly- Splendid crop on lowlands. Boll weevil districts badly cut down and hill lands have proved disappointing to early expectations. Leaf worms at numerous points not | destructive. j Tennessee— Insufficient rains ; to stay deterioration. Hills dry ! Lowlands remain green and Lowalnds remain green and ! thrifty. Crop average well but | is below last month’s promise materially. Arkansas—Many correspond ents sound note of improvement since rains which have covered i Iall but northern part of Hate. Much cotton already open, but lowlands appear benefited by moisture. Oklahoma—Rains have fresh ened many fields, hut best opin ion is that benefit in outturn of cotton will be small, as blooms now cannot mature cotton while many Fields are completely dried out. M ith cooler and dry weath er picking and ginn ng will be very rapid. Ivousiana—Rains of do id ' f ul benefit. No possibility of top crop because of weevils. Fair crop matured and being rapidly | picked out. Texas—Abundant rains haw fallen, but too late. Jn northern and eastern counties the only benefit derived will come from better lint quality and perhaps better outturn from unopened bolls. There is little probabili ty of a top crop. In west cotton is all open and soon be picked out. Central nearly all open. Fall crop possible in southern central counties unless cut off by boll weevils. Some report outturn better than expected. In coastal and extreme south western sections damage from heavy beating rains Little Rock School Opens. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Sept. 15—The Little Rock public school opened today, with a large number of 'new teachers. There are thirty six teachers in the High school alone and a dozen ward schools. To take care of the large in crease in attendance this term, a number of patent portable buildings are being used at the various schools. IbedicN Rain I or South. Wa.-hington, Sept. ! I —Early autumn frosts In the lower lake region. *he middle Atlantic states. New England and the ex it reme Nortlnves1 are predicted ! by the Weather Bureau forTues ulay. Tin weekly forecast to j night says: ■ “The week will open with rains continuing in the Southern Mates and extending into the i Ohio valley and the middle At I bintic slates, and about 'I'uesday unsettled, rainy v eat her willpre j vail over all central and North ern sections east ol the Missi j.-ippi river. There will also I ■ local showers early in the wee;, over the Rocky Mountain region and the Northwest, but by Wed nesday and Thursday generally I fair weather should prevail over all districts. “There are no present indica tions of any unusually high or low temperatures during the week, but frosts will occur Mon ' day morning over the lower lake j region, the middle Atlantic 1 states. New England and the ex treme Northwest; on Tuesday I morning over the Northwest generally, the middle plateau and the central Rocky Mountain re ' gion, and by Wednesday or Thursday morning probably over [the northern and western upper lake region. Do Your ClothesLook Yellow? If so use Red Cross Ball Blue. It will make them white as snow. Large 2 oz. package 5 cents. Clear, white clothes are a sign that the house keeper uses Red | Cross Ball Blue. Large 2 oz. package 5 cents. 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