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cial to Independent. little Rock. Sept. 13.—The ularity of the School Fair is •easing in Arkansas,^ as is vrn by the number of coun that are taking up the work, at are carrying it on as ted recently. Reports have made at the State Depart t of Education of the plans the second annual exhibition he Union County School Fair, ,e held at ElDorado, October In addition to the exhibits re will be a series of contests, which prizes are offered. -J Rogers is chairman and Mrs. ft' Bryant secretary of '.n imittee in charge. — I -- - Bridge Over Black River. Washington, Sept. 14.—Two bills, one authorizing the con struction, maintenance and op eration of a bridge across the Little river, at or near Lepanto. Ark., the other authorizing the \ construction and operation of a bridge across Black river at or near the second line between j Sections 8 and 9. in Township 20 I North, Range 5 east, a short dis-1 tance south and east of Corning. Ark-, have been favorably re ported to the house from the committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. AH He Was Interested Irt Mother—"What do you thiak you A’ill make out of my daughter’s tal* •lit?” Professor- -“About ?2 a lesson, | f the piano holds out.”--Stray Sto- i :"’3* i --- NEWPORT Wednesday Sept. 17 fternoon and night « KIT CARSONS WJf jUFFALO RANCJUl BIG "THREE RING WEST CIRCUS Trained Wild Animal Exhibition and Colossal Hippodrome. TENTH TRANS-CONTINENTAL TOUR. TIE LAMEST WILD WEST SNOW ON EIRTN OWING DIRECT ON THEIR OWN SPECIAL. TRAINS OF FORTY DOUBLE LENGTH RAILROAD CARS FROM THE BIGGEST RANCH IN THE WORLD. M KIT CARSON’S$25.000HERD OF*gk fr£^ I ' PERFORMING BUFFALOES fi&fe-, | | enagerie of Trained Wild Animals From all parts of the Globe. Daring and Death Defying Acts almost beyond the realms of lucid imagination. OSMOPOLtTAN COLLECTION OF COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS, VAQUEROS, S SENORITAS, GUARDIS RURALES, CHAMPIONS OF THE LARIAT, ROUGH RIDERS, PONY EXPRESS VETERANS, DARING, ATHLETES, COMICAL CLOWNS, THRILLING INDIAN FIGHTS AND WAR DANCES MCE JIMMA’S TROUPE OF RUSSIAN COSSACKS,4 The Most Daring Horsemen in the World. I®S of SIOUX, CHEYENNE and COMANCHE INMANS} Fresh from the Camp-fire and Council, making their first acquaintance with pale-face civilization. b Grand Ethnological Performance concludes with the Superfl Spectacular, Dramatic Historical Fantasy, -W I' ! BATTLE oFwcTuNDED8KNEE ^ j he Battle of Wounded Knee' °^that’.*,Va?,t an<* mot,ey horde of Indians, Scouts, Trappers and Soldiers stn U i y too't act‘ve part in the last brave stand and hopeless •“ggle the noble redskin made for his freedom and rights. 1,0 PERFORMANCES daily, rain or shine Afternoon at 2. Evening at S. Doors open One Hour earlier. Water proof canvas. cannot leak. Gold Glittering Free Street Parade WO MILES LONG at xx a. m. daily on the main thoroughfares. FREE EXHIBITIONS on Show Grounds immediately alter the Parade. f/v YOUR bad horses and mules 0ur Cowb°y» Will ride them FREE OF CHARGE. M Be Paid to any person bringing a horse or mole they cannot ridm Will Positively Exhibit at SEED SEIECTION | FOR NEXT YEAR A Matter The Farmer Should 1 Consider Now and Lay Aside Best. _ 1 ;_1& time is drawing near at hai ■ to begin preparations for ne:. year’s crops. Two matters of importance should be consid ered right now. One is seed se lection and the other is deep, tall plowing. The seed corn for planting next spring can be se lected during October and No vember. The best plan is to go through the field and select the best ears by hand,, and put them away to dry. You can make a good rack for drying corn for seed by the use of woven wire fencing. Take two strips six feet long, and place a sufficient number of six inch blocks be tween the strips and fasten them with staples, so they would have the same appearance as if two strips of wire fencing' were fastened on each side of fence posts. The ears of corn can be placed through the wire mesh es, letting one end of the ear rest in the mesh of one strip of wire and the other end of the ear in the mesh of the other strip. This will make a simple home-made rack that can be suspended from the rafters in the barn if you like, and will make a good way to dry the seed corn. In selecting the ears get. the best filled,.put ones from strong stalks. There are various simple methods of testing the seed for germination. You can take a piece of domstic and mark off squares and number the squares. Then take three or more grains from each ear, and place them in the squares, and number or tag the ear accordingly. Tatco the grains from different parts of the ear. Then cover the cloth with another, and roll up and wrap it in a piece of old sack, or some such material. Af ter this ,soak it in warm water for about thirty minutes and then take it out and lay away where it cannot freeze- Keep it moist until the corn sprouts well. Then make an examina tion of the grains. If they ger minate well and the roots put out are strong and healthy, save the corresponding ears- If not, discard them. Continue these tests thiough the winter, as you have time, and when spring comes you will have good and reliable seed to plant. Seed corn that will germinate only 80 per cent will depreciate your yield ten bushels per acre, if your land will produce at the rate of fifty bushels per acre. Test your cotton and grain seed too. By all means select your cotton seed this fall, tak ing into consideration the stock development, and the boll and all the characteristics that make good cotton. You will profit by it. By all means break your land, or as much of it as possi ble this fall, and break it deep. It is safe to go tv/o inches deep er than you have plowed during the past year. It will pay in most instances to use a sub soiler after the turning plow. Remember that just as deep as you plow your land this fall you will have a storage for water and plant food next year when the crop is growing. The drouth of the past season should em phasize the importance of deep fall plowing. We have good folks and good farmers in Arkansas, and I want to see all of the farmers getting the benefit of the best methods. Begin now to pre pare for better farming next year. Do not overlook the im portance of stock. Look well af ter the brood sows- Now i% the time to get a good male if you haven’t one. With a good male you can take the scrub hogs and soon have a good strain of stock hogs- Breed the sows in Nov ember and December, so the pigs will come early in the spring, and make mature hogs next fall and winter, and be ready for meat instead of having to be wintered. JOHN H. PAGE, Commissioner Negro Preacher Speaks Rev. J. G. Robinson, D. D, pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal church. Corner Sixth and Main Streets, in addressing his congregation last night, said: “I have now been in Newport long enough to somewhat under stand the condition of things. I have pastored in Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio. I have also pastored in several Ar kansas cities including Little Rock and Fort Smith, and I can say of a truth there is no place where I have ever served, where the white people are more kindly disposed toward our people than they are in Newport. The offi cers are kind and just, the mer chant' are accommodating and ever ready to lend a helping hand to those who are honest and upright, and in many ways a general good feeling exists be tween the races. I have also found that some of the best and most progressive negroes of the state live here in Newport, and in Jackson county. We talk about a race problem. There is no race problem where conditions exist as they exist here. So long as the better ele ment of the white people,’and the better element of the colored people understand each other, and get along, as do the people of Newport, just that long will there be no friction. But, there is an element of people amongst us, that I wish all the people of Newport—good people— white and colored would get after, and get them to do better, and that is that class that are living to gether, and openly breaking the laws of God and the land by liv ing as man and wife, or in houses as such and are not mar ried.” “Again: I had occasion to meet the Honorable Board of Education last night, and I find that every member of that board has the betterment of the ne gro at heart. And they are sur prised that we are so careless about the keeping of the school house in decent and sanitary or der. The State Superintendent said while here attending the county institute, that we ought to keep that house in better . 1__i. ^ AAmirmnA fVin Kao Vr] .'jiiapc, ao iv - that we want a better building, but that the board could and would only be convinced, by the patrons and teachers keeping the present house and yards clean, decorated and in decent condition. I am going to call a meeting of the Negro citizens together at an early date, and ask them to form a school im provement association, and if there is already one here, I am going to ask that it be reorgan ized, and get to work. I shall ask the school board to meet with us My last word to you tonight: I want to call the attention of the public to the fact, that the Arkansas Annual conference of our church will convene here the first week in November, and I want you all to do all in your power to help entertain it in the proper way. We shall have to call on\our white friends to aid us in getting the church in shape, and in giving us a little aid on our report. I know they will help, and I want every one of you to do your best to help me make as good showing, both in caring for the conference, and making my report as is the cus tom of this church.” Judge Reed Tempers Justice. | ileber Springs, Sept. 14.— Ar-j kansas has a judge who is put-1 ting into practice the ideas ad vanced by modern thought in re gard to juvenile offenders. This [judge of the Ben B. Lindsay type, is Judge George YV. Reed of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, who resides at Heber Springs. Since the judge went on the bench lie has suspended sen tence against 450 youthful of fenders in misdemeanor cases, allowing them to go their way on probation, but warning them that if they should again be brought into his court for other violations of the law, he would not only give them the full pen alty in the new cases, but would revive the old ones against them. As a result of this hu mane course of handling the young hoys many poor boys who thoughtlessly got into trou | ble, have been saved the stigma of a jail sentenie and have been put on the right road to man hood. Of lie 450 boys and young men thus paroled, only one has ever been brought before Judge! Reed again, and his offense was ! of such a nature that he was not subject to punishment. I Judge Reed is a strong practi tioner of giving the erring boy a new start, and is receiving much favorable comment all over the state. uiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHmiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Cure Pellagra Cases Special to Independent. Little Rock. Sept. 15.—The fact that during the six months, six out of seven cases of pellagra treated at the Little Rock city hospital have recovered is inter esting alike to the public and the medical fraternity. The seventh patient, Mrs. I). S. Branham, aged 37, died last Friday. It is said that there is no known spe cific for the disease in its ad vanced stages. Rainy Weather Injures Cotton. Rainy weather continues in this section, though the rainfall according to the government gauge is much lighter than gen erally supposed. The precipita I ion for Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night amounted to only 1,07 inches, but the damp weather and showers are not on ly damaging the grade of cotton, but may soon cause a second growth' through the sprouting of the seed in the bolls. Marking Arrival of Ago. When I get to be ohi I ain't goln* to find it out by countin’ up to see, nor by nr lilukcrs. nor by my gumi, nor !• ,;? of thorn signs. They’ll all fool you. No, sir! But one of these times I'll get throwed down, and I won't bounce back. Then I’ll know iff. all over. When a man gets tbat way, he's old. Old. see? It don’t make any difference how much longer he lives after that, ho don’t ever gat any older.—“Billy Fortune.” ■. 1 _'-iui-aur'i—luiaifm iiiMiiMiHHiiiiumiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiimig I “Fire! Quick! f | The Bell Telephone!” | I * | 13 LANTATION buildings are often in dan i X ger of fire. | Every moment is precious when the flames | break out. | To save his property the planter must have | aid at once. 1 A call on the Br.il Telephone brings help | promptly. 1 The wise planter protects his property 1 with Bell Telephone Service. Do you ? | The Southwestern Telegraph | and Telephone Company 1 J. P. WHITSON, Manager, | Newport, Ark. niiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittiiiiiiiiHiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiHniiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiimitiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiti^_ Do You Know— The best way to pay bills is by checks. It’s less trouble and saves time. A cancelled check is the best receipt. There is no reason why you should not keep an account with us. The Fanners Bank of NEWPORT. ARKANSAS OQOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO* 1 Announcement 8 We are pleased to announce that we have secured the |!| 0 services of Mr. G. T. Mil wee of Cincinnati as our repre- | j; 8 sentative. Mr. Milwee is an expert shoe fitter and will j j | 8 take pleasure in going over you shoe troubles on | |Tues. and Wed., Sept. 16-17 § Our Snappy Fall and Winter Footwear will be shown by j j g him at the i| | New Hazel Hotel jj; 8 We will be pleased to have you call and inspect our ]|; 8 line. Respectfully, p I KEMPNER’S 1 Thc' largest shoe store South Little Rock, Ark. ^^ooooooooooowwooQO|xMflQaOQQ^^