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JANUARY 12. 1911 NUMBER 211.
'KgHBORS ■tACKfOR TRIAL Obtaining Money ^■alse Pretenses And H,t^ck by Pink ■eighbors, who several ^E resided here and re MjConran Cooperage ■of Des Arc, for whom ^■ timber and logs, has ■^,t here from Des Arc ■l upon the charge of Bro°ney under false pre" ^Ers enjoyed the confi ■is employers and was ■ to issue checks upon ■expenses and raw ma Ithe mill. But he is al JEve begun drinking to ■ was jailed by the lo JE Upon trial, he was ■ and gave Officer J. U. ■ck for $106.30, part of Kt to pay his fine and K. check was cashed at |Brs’ Bank, whose mem ■ the bankers’ associa gEd a Pinkerton detec |E,piflced upon the case Bjbors was finally locat |EArc, where it is claim |Be was paying back the jEtaiiied by his employ E bright here Sunday Btjve McBride and is said Elis identity. E Stockholders' Meeting. Bnual meeting the the ■ders of the Newport Eight and Power Com Sll be held at the compa Ice. Newport, Arkansas, iebruary 4th, at ; urpose of elect irectors for the d the transac ler business as ime before said j ker, President, aulkner, Sec’y. Meeting, will meet Wed 1 at 3 o’clock at s- Mildred Dor rs are urged to . Dorsey has re ;he National W. mention and will of interest to ’ednesday about conference of (ers. d2t. unlshment. :ransgressor is wcl) r, City Journal Pictures era House TJRE TONIGHT his masterpiece OF MONTE STO reels. MR. JONES V size, Clarence — « nun barrel, wins the * ^ spanks the prospec fpson- Louise Beaudit, f ®rew, James Lackay. 'Omedy—VITAGRAPH.) REWARD. intern drama—LUBIN) !'«** High Class Pic :tures. 10 and 20 CENTS. Legality of Petition Attacked Fort Smith, Jan. 11.—The le gality of the entire petition that has been filed for saloon licenses is attacked in a remonstrance of the Fort Smith Anti-Saloon League, filed in the County Court last night. Accompanying the remonstrance is a motion to strike names from the petition. The two documents indicate the line of opposition to the granting of licenses. The hearing of the petitions is set for trial before Judge Ezra Hester of Green wood, tomorrow. The ground upon which the petition is attacked are that the petitions were circulated and the signatures secured before Janu ary 1, and that the Going liquor bill did not become effective un til that date; that the petition and signatures were not publish ed before the filing of the peti tion with the county judge. Ac cording to the contention that will be made by the remons trants, there has been no legal publication of the signatures on the petition. It is contended by the Anti-Saloon League leaders that the publication made on January 1 and 2 did not comply with the law as they were made after the filing of the petitions. Another ground on which the petition is attacked is that it is not supported by the affidavit that is required by the act. i » c -« t„ 1 . - In Honor (M Miss Burdick. Mrs. P. H. Van Dyke enter tained with an afternoon tea Saturday in honor of her cousin, Miss Margaret Burdick of Johnstown, New York In the reception hall the quests were received by Misses , Katherine and Rina Price and - Elise Hirsch. The receiving line was in the parlor and those who stood with the hostess were Miss < Burdick, Mrs. C. R. Hite and ‘ Mrs. R. T. Robertson. ] In the dining room which was ■ beautiful in its decorations of • ferns and pink carnations, a , three-course luncheon was serv- ( ed by Mrs. Gustave Jones, Mrs. Jos. M- Berger, Misses Thadees Kinman, Willie Overton Minor and Carrie Stevens. Mrs. W. A. Billingsley and Mrs. T. J. Gregg poured. Punch was served by Misses Elizabeth Irby and Hor tense Hite. Mrs. H- O. Walker and Miss Dove Brwin received in the library. Little Miss Mar garet Van Dyke received the cards in the hall. The afternoon event was a most delightful one and a large number of ladies called to meet Miss Burdick during the receiv iing hours. —__ | Notice To Public. | For your information I will 'say that I am the person who -signed the petition asking that i liquor license be issued for New Sport for 1914- I do not live on ' Malcolm avenue. I am a poor Invm, work hard for a living and am temperate in my belief. e people of this county voted for | saloons to be here for two years i and I believe that the will of the ! people should be obeyed. I sign ed the petition for that reason, and for the further reason that , I believe it better for the city to have licensed saloons and re ceive the revenue than not to have them and be bothered with blind tigers and boot-leggers, as was the case before. Yours very truly. , (Adv.) W- Martin JUDGE COFFIN ANSWERS CALL of Grim Reaper at Age of 71 Years—Death Occurred at Pine Bluff Sunday Night. Pinfe Bluff, Jan. 11.—Judge Charles Coffin, 71 years old, and a candidate for United States senator, and also mayor of Bates ville, Ark., died at the Florence sanitarium in this city tonight at 6:50 o’clock after several weeks’ illness of uraemia- At his bedside were his brother, James P. Coffin of Batesville, and members of the Orto family of this city, relatives. The funer al will be held in Pine Bluff Tues day morning from the home of Dr. Z. Orto, on Laurel street. Dr. J. L. Norris, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. DEATH NOT UNEXPECTED. Judge Coffin’s death, while sud den, was not wholly unexpected His condition the last few days had created alarm. Saturday he was taken from Dr. Orto’s home to the Florence sanitarium for treatment. At that time it was said his condition was grave, and instead of responding to careful medical aid, he grew worse and the end came sudden ly. The death of Judge Coffin re moves from Arkansas one of its m,ost distinguished and useful citizens. He was a gentleman of the Southern type and his career was one of usefulness and honor. Two brothers survive, James P. Coffin of Batesville and Hector Coffin of Knoxville, Ten nessee. His only sister, Mrs. Orto, of this city, died ml 900- He was never married j BORN IN TENNESSEE. Judge Coffin was born April >3, 1842, at Rogerville, Tennes- , ;ee. When but five years old ie moved with his parents to , Knoxville. His parents Charles I. and Mrs. Elizabeth Park Cof in, died some years ago. Judge Coffin was reared in Knoxville md attended the preparatory schools there. He entered the junior class at Princeton in I860. Just before the close of his junior year, in 1861, he re turned to the South, with the sther Southern boys attending the institution, and entered Com pany E, Third Ratallion, Tennes see Cavalry, as a private. In May, 1862, this company be came Company I of the Second Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry-1 For valiant services on the bat tlefield, Private Coffin was ap pointed major of the regiment , He served in that capacity until j the close of the war, except 14 months, which he spent in Fed eral prisons. He surrendered with his colors under General J. E. Johnston in North Carolina, CAME TO ARKANSAS IN 1869 After the war he went to Memphis, where he lived from 1865 to 1869, when with his two brothers, he came to Arkan sas They located in Lawrence county. In 1872, Judge Coffin took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar at Pow hattan, in that county, in 1874. He was a member of, the extra ordinary session of the General Assembly in 1874 and aided m calling the Constitutional Con vention. In 1878 he was elected prosecuting attorney of the Bird district and served two terms, until 1882. He was re-e lected to the legislature, after his retirement from the prose cutor’s office, from Lawrence county, and served one term- He was appointed circuit judge at Batesville in 1910 and tilled cred i itably the vacancy to which ■ he had been named. He served two years as circuit judge. In April, 1912, he was elected may or of Batesville, which office he held at the time of his death. J He was a member of the Presby terian church. STATE ENGINEER CARTER HERE Making Investigation of Condi tions and Soils to Be Consid ered for System of High ways. H. R. Carter, the state high way engineer, is spending Mon day and Tuesday in Jackson county investigating the nature of soils, drainage and other con ditions to be considered in map ping out a proposed system of highways for Jackson county. After a conference with a number of our citizens, Who are interested in the Subject of bet ter roads for Jackson county, Mr. Carter was taken out on the Grubbs yoad beyond Village creek by C. E. Crook and Judge C- fe. Coe will show him over some of the roads in Bird Town ship and the northern half of the county. Mr. Carter is reputed a first j class engineer and made an ex cellent impression, upon those with whom he talked, in giving them ideas of the probable cost, the kind of construction needed and the experience of other counties and road districts in or ?amzing these movements, jno 11 general plan has been conceived r • >r adopted, but the majority of g ;hose who have expressed them- g selves, favor if possible, a sys- g :em of 100 to 125 miles of well g constructed macadam roads ein- g macing a large part of uie coun- j g ry to be organized into an im- g movement district by special g ict of the legislature. S Jackson County needs a sys- | Lem of roads and the promoters I [>f this movement are cohserva- I tive men, who believe that a sys- | Lem can be constructed at much J less cost per mile than various I individual road districts would I cost in the aggregate. They I want to keep the cost of these improvements within reason, to assess their cost according to the benefits derived and not to make the expense beyond what prop erty valuations of the present , would stand. Before any general plans are . made for the system of roads, the people of the various town ships will be consulted and it is to be hoped that the system of roads as finally agreed upon and the steps to be taken to secure this improvement, will meet with the hearty endorsement and suppprt of all sections of the county. We need roads for this gener ation, not the next and with tra vel increasing every year, their condition becomes wrorse under the present system. If a bond issue through a special road dis trict embracing most of Jackson county is feasible and the en gineer’s plans and estimate will show that it is, let Jackson coun ty build real and permanent : highways and instead of wast i ing our road taxes, let that fund jbe used to pay interest and re tire bonds for roads we will have ; already secured. TOWNSHIP OFFICES NOW SOUGHT _ : ('. JV1- Ivy Announces For Consta ble— Clarence Penix For Overseer in Jefferson— Dr. Watson and O.I. Hubert For Al dermen. — C. M. Ivy has announced his j candidacy for constable of this; township, subject to the Demo cratic primary. He is an active young man, who has had consid erable experience as an officer and is well qualified for Iho du ties of the cons'abieship. Clarence Penix, who made a good race two years ago for road overseer in Jefferson Town ship, has announced that he will make the contest again. He is an energetic and successful far mer and proposes if elected to see that his township’s road funds are spent to the best ad vantage. Dr- E. L. Watson and O, I. Hu bert in response to a call from j their fellow citizens, have an nounced their willingness to again serve the city as aldermen from the Second Ward. During their terms, they have given the people of the Second Ward more improvements than under any previous administration. They have in a material way evidenc ed their public spirit and pro gressiveness and are citizens of character and successful busi ness men. Men's Meeting Sunday. The Men’s Forward Movement, an organization composed of many of Newport's leading busi ness and professional men, met in their regular service at 3 o' clock Sunday afternoon. It is very gratifying to its organiz ers to see the interest manifest ed in the services and the large attendance by the men upon these meetings. The sermon was preached by Rev. (J. A. Hoffman, whom* sub .iect for the afternoon was ' Tie Cross of Christ”. The sermon was a very helpful one to all who heard it. This association of men a< planning to have speakers of state and national fame to ad dress these services of the Men's Forward Movement dur ing the coming months. Whitley Held Without Hail Des. Arc., Jan. 10—At the pre liminary hearing today of Jes sie Whitley, charged with the killing of Westley Munn, Whit ley waived examination and was returned to jail without bond He was bound over to the grand jury, which meets in March. W. L. Wiliford, justice, before the hearing was held, put each ness under $400 bond to ; r' at the time. W. A. Leach of Lonoke, J. G. and C. B. Thweate of DeVall’s Bluff, and F- E. Brown of Des Arc, represent the defense and J. B. Wood, prose cuting attorney, assisted by Geo. W. Clark of Conway, the state. 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