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0f Murder Cases to Be
’his Term—Boy Kill
ed a Negro.
O’Neal, a Newport boy
r 18 years of age, who
egro, Charley Wilks, in
r’s saloon on the night
try 19th last, was plac
1 in the Jackson circuit
Inesday morning and
I progress had been
the case during the
session as to indicate
f the young man would
hands of the jury be
was easily made up
regular panels, which
I in a murder case and
i adjournment was ta
state had practically
its case, which was
led by Claude M. Er
, Hillhouse & Boyce
sel for the boy and
use was that the de
as not of sound mind
d been effected by
His family physi
E. L. Watson and a
iber of the residents in the
■hborhood of his home were
ed upon the stand to show
mental irresponsibility,
hree witnesses Henry Smith,
i Barnett and Jim Young,
(had been subpoenaed in this
! and failed to appear were
1 fined $5 for contempt of
t and the sheriff instructed
ollect same.
Tiile the grand jury has re
led no further indictments,
e of those brought in Tues
, have been entered upon the
cet. Those made public are
.A. McCall, grand larceny,
rged with stealing a cow he
wing to F. M. Parsons.
,awrence Graveley, burglary
grand larceny.
tenry Tucker, burglary and
nd larceny.
!ole Young, burglary and
nd larceny.
n the suit of W. H. Morris
sus St. L. I. M. & S. Pcy- Co.
damages, the death of W. H.
rris was suggested and cause
ived in name of heirs and 0.
Scarborough as administra
Wll Stick Some Newspapers
scial to Independent,
kittle Rock, Sept. 17.—Attor
r General Moose has ruled
t the provision of the electro
ion act passed by the lastLeg
tture, prohibiting newspapers
,m publishing the details of
buttons, is constitutional and
orcible. He holds that it is
t an infringement upon the
iodom of the press, but a due
d proper exercise of the po
B Power. While no penalty is
ecified in the act, there are
neral statutes that provide
nalties in such cases. It is
obable that a test case will be
*de, that the courts may pass
on it.
13th His Unlucky Day.
Hot Springs, Sept. 16.—The
e?ed “hoodoo thirteen” has
b’eda prominent part in the
e of Cotton Golden and his
mily, who reside on a farm, 18
Jes north of Hot Springs,
'thin two years three of his
ddren have died on the 13th
the month. On May 13, 1912,
i Willie Zeke Golden, while play
• ing near the river, fell into the
j water and was drowned. On Au
gust 13 of this year Mr. Golden’s
j six-year-old daughter, Ideth.
J died and word has just been re
jceived in this city from the Gol
| den farm that Saturday, Sep
tember 13, his four-year-old
| daughter, Dotty, also died. Mrs.
i Golden was sick at the time, too
| ill, it is stated, to attend the fun
| eral. She begged to have the
| body of her little girl brought to
I her. The body was lifted from
I the casket and carried to her
bed- She kissed the cold lips a
last farewell and fainted. Her
. condition is still serious.
Golden, during the great flood
I of last year, was compelled to
leave his farm and seek safety
j in flight. The water covered his
I place and did great damage to
the barn and house.
Killed Arkansas Man.
Port Gibson, Miss., Sept. 16.— |
|Sol L- Johnson was convicted!
| here tonight of the murder of
Elston Erewer, a Cave City (Ar
kansas) linotype operator, who
was slain with an ax in a small
boat at the city water front at j
Vicksburg on the night of July ;
13. The trail was held here on a ,
change of venue. Johnson was ;
sentenced to be hanged.

Iron Mountain Gives Reduced :
Account Twenty-third Annual 1
Session, of the National Baptist
Convention, (colored), Nashville.
Tenn., September 17-23, 1913,
we will operate special train of
coaches, chair cars, and Tourist
Sleeper, to accommodate the Ar
kansas delegation.
Price of round trip to be
This train is scheduled to
leave Little Rock 3:00 p. m.
Tuesday, September 16, 1913,
and will be operated via Mem
phis and the N. C- & St. L. Ry.,
arriving Nashville, Tenn-, 7:00
o’clock, morning of September
17th, 1913- (Adv.)
Moving Pictures
at the Opera House
18 Reeks Per Week.
-—. -—-I
Her overpowering passion for
money and society brings mis
fortune upon herself and hus
band. George Stanley, Anna
Schaffer, Charles Bennett and
Robert Thornby as leads.
See the street parade, a bur
lesque on the play. Featuring
the Biograph Hobos.
A farce comedy with the Bio
graph Hobos.

An excellent Western picture
i showing what religion will do
1 for a bad gun man. Pretty Ari
zona scenery and cow boys, feat
1 uring Kathryn Williams.
i __
Four extra good pictures and
good music.
( itizens Of That Township Im
prove Roadways Septem
ber 10th and 11th.
Special to Independent.
Grand Glaize, Sept. 15.—Good
Roads Days were held on the
10th and 11th in Glaize Town
ship and work on the roads to
the amount of about three hun
dred dollars was done near Old
Grand Glaize. C.G-Walker, P. A.
Worley, .John Walker, Albert
Jackson, Ralph Tucker, Z. rf.
Calhoun, G. C Ross, W. Steen
burgen, John Ross, R. H. Siler.
C. W. Siler, Thomas Hale, Mr.
Hirsch and S. H. Vernon, were
the men who furnished teams
and H. Widdows, Doff Tucker,
Tom, Wolford, I. Gossett, Will
Petty, Mr. Foster, C. F. Brahic,
A. Wilson, W. F. Christian, Lo
gan Tucker, R. Faulkner and R.
McCartney and quite a number
of others did labor with spades
and shovels. Dr. Wm- Thoma
son was out with a shovel doing
all he could to make the road an
automobile driveway and 165
loads of gravel were hauled.
The ladies prepared a sump
tuous dinner which was served
on the ground at the Persomon
orchard. J. M. Mardis and L. M.
Sanders furnished the soda pop
and hop ale for the occasion and
all report a pleasant time; ev
erything went off without a jar
or any ill feeling. The work was
done under the direction of our
efficient road overseer, R. H. Si
This is only a beginning and
next year we hope to see every
able bodied citizen out on Good
Roads Day. As Governor Hays
is to be known as the Good
Roads governor we hope that ev
ery man in Arkansas will be a
good roads man. Let everybody
take the good roads fever.
Forrest’s Veterans to Feature
Chattanooga, Tenm, Sept. 16
Activities of veterans attending
the forty-seventh annual en
campment of the Grand Army of
the Republic here were increased
today. Interest tonight center
er largely in the parade of veter
ans scheduled lor tomorrow.
A novel feature promises to be
the participation of Nathan Bed
ford Forrest Camp U. C. V. An
invitation was extended to the
camp today by Confmander in
Chief Alfred B. Beers of the G.
A. R., and accepted by Col. L. T.
Dickinson of the Forrest camp.
The Confederate veterans were
invited to wear their gray uni
Today was Chickamauga day
and hundreds of veterans who
participated in the battle of Chi
ckamauga visited the famous
Dunaway’s “Life of Davis.’
Special to Independent.
Little Rock, Sept. 17.—Sharp
Dunaway announces that the
manuscript for his forthcoming
book on “Jeff Davis, Governor
and United States Senator; His
Life and Speeches,” will be plac
ed in the hands of the printer
this week. The author sa> s
that he has already had inquir
ies for the book from Maine to
California, and he estimates that
an edition of several thousand
copies will be needed to supply
the demand
Announce Wedding.
Grover Smith and Miss Pearl
West of this city who were mar
ried in Little Rock six weeks
ago, arrived home Tuesday ev
ening from San Antonio, Texas,
where Mrs. Smith has been visit
ing her sister for several weeks.
The marriage took place at
Little Rock August the first, at
the Presbyterian Manse, Rev.
John Van Lear, pastor of the
church, performing the cere
mony. which was witnessed by
Charles Buckalew and Miss Mar
garet Baker, who accompanied
i the contracting parties to the
I Capital city.
After the ceremony Mrs.
Smith left for San Antonio to
visit her sister, the marriage be
ing kept a secret until their re
turn last night. Mr. Smith
went to Texas ten days ago, re
turning with his wife and their
marriage was announced this
Both are among Newport's
most excellent young people and
have the best wishes of a large
number of friends, who join in
Governor Off On Hunt.
Special to Independent.
Little Rock, Sept. 17—Gov.
nays anu several mine nucs
Nimrods went deer-hunting up
on the Little Maumelle, thirty
miles from Little Rock Tuesday.
That is a great place to hunt
deer, and local hunting parties
get several there every season
Of course it is not true, but
Harry Stewart tells the story to
illustrate Gov. Hays’ sprinting
Qualities, that the governor shot
at four deer and missed them.
Then he threw his gun down, and
ran down two big bucks, but con
sidered it a bad day for hunting
deer because the other two got
No Trouble to Enforce Law.
Special to Independent.
Little Rock, Sept. 17.—The
Little Rock police report that
they have had little trouble in en
jrcing the orders which became
effective Aug. 25, abolishing the
red-light district of the city- All
the old-time denizens of the dis
trict have left the city, and few
new ones have come in. The
most careful watch is kept of
apartment houses, and in several
instances raids have been made,
and those arrested have been
fined in police court
Pays City to Feed Prisoners.
Special to Independent.
Little Rock, Sept. 17.—Two
months ago the city took over
the feeding of the city prisoners,
which had been done by con
tract, at 11 cents a meal. Exper
ience has proven that the city
saves on an average ot $100 a
month by the change, and fur
nishes the prisoners twice as
much food, wholesome and bet
ter prepared, and in every way
superior to the former condi
Wait Reaches Home.
Special to Independent.
Little Rock, Sept. 17.—Robert
E. Wait, one of the leading bank
ers of Little Rock, has just re
turned from Michigan, where he
spent the summer. He is secre
tary of the Arkansas Bankers
Association, and will have
charge of the Publicity Bureau
to be operated in connection with
the American Bankers’ Conven
tion in Boston.

Kit ( arson’s Buffalo Ranch W ild
West Show Draws Light
I -
! Though Kit Carson's Buffalo
i Ranch Wild West Show has of
ten had the weather against it.
, the management say that the
i last ten days is about the worst
ever struck in a long career. The
circus arrived about 0 o’clock
over the Iron Mountain from
I Augusta, their Tuesday engage
ment, and at once announced
that while they would be late in
| getting up their canvass, a pa
I rade would be given as adver
tised. followed by afternoon and
evening performance.
The circus is exhibiting on the
old Sportsman’s Park grounds
The crowd expected was cut
down by bad weather for the
week preceding the coming of
the show and by reason of the
fact that little cotton has been
picked and ginned which makes
money matters much closer in
this section of the country than
would be the case a month later.
At Augusta, the Carson shows
turned over four of their largest
wagons by reason of the mud
and encountered all kinds of
New Books.
Laddie; The Woman Thou
Gavest Me; John Barley Corn;
The Iron Trail; The Heart of
the Hills; VV’s Eyes; The
Marshal; Parrot & Co. at I. D.
Price’s Bookstore- 144d6t
Williams Hank to Reopen.
Forrest City, Sept- lf».—Judge
j S. H. Mann was discharged to
day as receiver of the Bank of
J Forrest City in Chancellor E. D.
.Robertson’s court at Cotton
! Plant and the property of the
bank turned over to the presi
dent, Judge E- A. Rolfe. The
court's order dissolving the re
ceivership was secured by the
bank’s attorney. Senator R. J.
Williams, upon the representa
tion that the officers and direc
tors of the Bank of Forrest City
had arranged to add $150,000 to
the assets of the institution.
Judge Mann said that he
thought the addition of this sum
would be sufficient to safeguard
the interests of all depositors.
Upon his return from Cotton
Plant this afternoon Senator
Williams said: “The chancellor
gave us everything we asked
for, the receiver was discharged
and the property of the bank
turned over to the president,
Judge Rolfe. This means that,
the Bank of Forrest City will re
open again for business at 9
o’clock Thursday morning.”
M. R. Sturdivant, vice presi
dent of the Central National
Bank of St. Louis, was here to
day in conference with Eugene
Williams, and together they
went over the books of the Bank
of Forrest City, after which the
St. Louis banker signified his
willingness to stand by the Bank
of Forrest City with all the
money needed to reopen and con
tinue business
The Bank of Forrest City
closed its doors Saturday, Au
gust 2, and went into the hands
of Receiver Mann on the after
noon of the same day.
. « n r=an ran nan n f?3fl r^fl fr^ir*
!sn aj
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H not simply to look at or to sell; Shoes ||
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g§ you want because they nt Mo^'jaji
is well, and wear well; Shoes
jl made for us by
$4.00, 4.50, 5.00 I
and !
k $6.50, 7.00, 7.50
jjj best Shoe Makers in the
j | Country. For men; stylish
j | models, perfect making, best of leathers |j
| j of all kinds, the greatest lot of fine Shoes gj
H this town ever saw. 9
3 Come in and let us show them to 9
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