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PLUME IV. _NEWPORT, ARKANSAS FRIDAY, APRIL 10,1914. NUMBER 9.
IjMAY REMOVE y ARKANSAS COLLEGE P/'Tb Morrilton Or Little Rock If ■k ' Arkansas Synod Thinks Best. ■ Little Rock, April 9.—It was I? ^teamed Wednesday that there I. ^as a nvovement on foot to re \ hdhove the Arkansas College a ^gJ^Presbyterian co- educational ■T^School at Batesville, from that If Ur city and that Little Rock will |r probably put in a bid for the in 9j^ stitution, Morrilton also is after ^■UL the school, and it is officially jKljMaid. will offer $100,000 and a MT/ spacious campus. Most of the ■ ; $100,000 already is subscribed. Ill The matter of bringing the col li lege to Little Rock has been ta rken up with George R. Brown, secretary of the Board of Trade. Mr. Brown has announced that the Board of Trade will take no action in the way of an offer un less the Presbyterian Synod of Arkansas has decided to remove #the institution from Batesville. Should a definite action be taken, UK Little Rock will make a bid. A Bee of the Board of ill be appointed to con the school officials and ! an offer in behalf of ock. . - $herts, president of the qouege, has declined to state whether he favors moving the echqol from Batesville. However, in a letter to Mr. Brown, which follows, the posi , Mtion of the school is shown: ! -Batesville, Ark., April 9, 14. / ^ “Mr. Geo. R. Brown, “Secretary of Board of Trade, “Little Rock, Ark. ^-“Dear Sir: “Yours of the 4th, inst., re ceived on my return home last -% night. In reply I would say the • board of trustees of this insti tution has not decided to move it elsewhere. Half of the trus tees reside here, and most of them would naturally oppose re moval, but the college belongs to ^ the Presbyterian Synod of Ark ansas and, in case a bid should come from Little Rock, it would raise a question for that body to ^determine. In fact, the ques tion of removal seems about to come up for serious considera ■firm 1 “Morrilton assures us that an offer of $100,000 and a spacious campus will soon come from * there, and reports are that al most the entire amount is al ready subscribed. If it or any similar offer should actually Moving Pictures * atthe Opera House THE FIANCEE AND THE / FAIRY A beautiful society drama. (LUB1N.) D1SHWASH DICK’S COUN TERFEIT The stars, Tom Mix and Myrtl Steadman. (Western—SELIG.) SURF AND SUNSET ON TH1 INDIAN OCEAN (Scenic—SELIG.) THIEVES Two relatives of the millionair try7 to steal the will but are ou witted by a real robber. Georg Holt and Myrtle Gonzales. (Drama—VITAGRAPH) ADMISSION 5 and 10 CENTS come to us, I am sure the synod of Arkansas would be called in special session to decide. During ithe last few weeks several have said to me that Little Rock would | be a better place to conduct this ! work. | “About the only objection that | might arise would consist in the | problem of controlling the con duct and shielding the morals of the boys in a great city. It would offer advantages in loca tion to most any other town in the state, in sundry respects. And if you could offer a campus that would at least soon have the convenience of street railway 'communication with the heart of the city and yet sufficiently far I from! the business center to !make it easy to shield the boys, - particular objection would : no longer weigh much in my o pirnon. I “I am ready to consider any iprop sition that might promote Ithe interest', cf this institution ;in the broadest sense, and I am isure that a proposition similar to that expected from Ivlorrilton would appeal to the synod very powerfully. A desire for a more I ■» i i i • i i auvamageuus jucauun nas iuug existed. If an offer comes from Morrilton, as it seems it will come in a very short time, a synod will be called. So if Lit tle Rock wishes to do anything to secure the college, it should be done soon. "Yours Cordially, J. P. Robertson. _ Mrs. Sarah Kershaw. At 9:30 Friday morning Mrs. i Sarah Kershaw, aged 67 years, passed away at the home of her j daughter, Mrs. James Sisson, on ■ Walnut street. The deceased had been very sick for several weeks, having pneumonia, . at her home at Prescott, from which she never fully recovered, 1 but was able to accompany Mrs. Sisson home ten days ago, but had been confined to her bed ■most of the time. Her condi tion became alarmingly worse ! yesterday afternoon, death re lieving her suffering this morn ling. I The body will be carried to i Prescott on No. 3 this afternoon ifor burial, accompanied by Mr. land Mrs. Sisson and others of t _ j tne lanmy. | Mrs. Kershaw was well known and loved by many of our peo ple from visits to her daughter here, all of whom held her love ' ]y Christian character in much 'esteem. She was a mother de voted to her children, who are heartbroken over the loss of their only parent. Three children, two daughters 1 and a son, survive and are, Mrs. ! James Sisson, Mrs. Harry Wat j son of Texarkana, and Mr. Ted Kershaw of Temple, Texas, all of whom have the sympathy of jour people in their sorrow. — m Easter Menu. i The Easter menu at the Claridge Hotel will consist of I the following things, and parties ^ jwho wish m|eals for that day will 1 j please phone: Tomatoes and Lettuce Turkey Asparagus New Potatoes lj New Peas Hot Rolls Shortcake Coffee, with pure cream, Ice Cream Cake Olives —<12 e __ e Do It Electrically. | See Sam Denty about the Vac urn Cleaner before doing you spring cleaning. Telephone in // DEMAND BETTER ELECTION LAWS Ben Griffin Proposes Voting Machines For Every Pre cinct In State. Special to Independent. Little Rock, April 9.—Recent developments in Arkansas poli tics have produced a demand for changes in the state election laws, which will insure that the will of the people prevail. This demand will be satisfied, or there will be more clamor in the next session of the Arkansas legislature than is promised in the coming state Democratic convention. The people are sore and tired of machine politics, and they believe the time has comb when votes must be counted as they are cast. There is little doubt but that many counties of : the state turned in a count in the last primary which wfill fall under a close scrutiny—or at least, this is the opinion of the multitude. The people are most fair in all things, and they want the man who received the most votes to have them counted for him. The first step to rectify the ob- j solete system of voting, which has been in vogue in Arkansas since statehood was granted it, will be a bill which will be of-1 fered in the next General As-! sembly by Ben L. Griffin, a mem- J ber from Pulaski county, and one j of the strongest of Clarke sup porters. Representative Grif-1 fin will introduce a measure,j which if passed, will put voting j machines in every precinct in the state. It is true that the cost the first year will be stupendous, but the first is the real cost, and the reduction in cost of prima ries and elections which come later will return the money in a few years. He will offer a bill patterned after the New York | law, and if it is passed, it will be 'possible for the result of all state elections to be announced early on the night of the elec tion, and there will be no ques tion about the result. Accuracy in the count, as well as the sav ing of time and the lessening of cost of elections, are the three features which recommend the voting machine so strongly. Ac curacy in the count is what the voters of Arkansas insist upon. Voting machines are in the nature of a booth, similar to those in use by long distance telephone companies. The ma chine has a set of keys with a place for registering for each candidate. It is impossible to punch more than once for any candidate, and it is impossible to punch for more than one in any race. The vote is counted as it is registered by a paper strip, something like that of a piano player. As the voter comes out, the inner door locks the voting machine and registers his vote. The voter coming in the inner door—there being two to the machine—opens it so that he may register his vote. The two doors keep the officials back, and insures privacy to the voter. All the judges have to do is to pass upon the qualifications of the voter. There being no chance repeaters, the count of the ma chines is absolute accurate. It is suggested by Capt. F. W Tucker, for years chairman of the state republican central com mittee, that the plan go furthei - and make it possible for all othe: - parties to have primaries at th< .' same time as the Democrats i l I which can be done without addi tional expense, and at the same 1 time do away with machine poli tics in Republican conventions, j Capt. Tucker also calls attention to the fact that such an arrange ment would prevent the republi cans, socialists and others, from participating in democratic pri maries, a condition now deplor ed by all parties. There seems to be no opposi tion to any of the suggestions now, but plenty will accumulate before the legislative session is well under way, for the machine political counties do not wish a change in their methods of do-' ing business. The White Slave Scourge. The Internationa] Anti-White Slave Association under the aus pices of the Men’s Forward Movement, will speak to the men of Newport next Sunday at 3 p. m., at the Methodist church. Dr. A. G. Voight of Stanton, Va., will address the men on “A National Peril.” The nation and civilized world is aroused on this subject and the time of ac tion has arrived. Dr. Voight, with Dr. Betts, are teaming in this state, having visited Little Rock, Hot Springs, Texarkana and other cities and towns and in the last six months about a Hundred communities. Let every man in Newport be present. Beautiful Buick Car. Dr. C. E. Carroll has added an other automobile to the list of those already owned by Newport \ people. He is now enjoying a j handsome new 1914 Buick Tour-j ing car, which was delivered to | him Thursday. Dr. Carroll has secured a five year agency contract from the Buick company and hopes to sell a number of other cars here. Extends Taxpaying Limit. Through the efforts of Sher iff J. F. McCuistion and by the courtesy of Governor George W. Hays, the limit for paying taxes in this, Jackson county, has been extended ten days, or un til April 20th, when the pen alty will attach. Call Sam Denty about the Va cuum Cleaner, the only sanitary way. Telephone 117. 304dtf EASTER SERVICES. LI a. m. Sunday, April 12, 1914, First Presbyterian Church, Newport, Arkansas. Orchestra Prelude. Doxology. Invocation. Hynpi 196. Announcements. Responsive Reading. Soprano Solo. _ “Hosanna”—-Grainer— Mrs. J. W.’Grubbs. Easter Offering. “Christ Is Risen”—Victor Her bert—Soprano, Miss Ella Ander son; Contralto, Mrs. A. M. Wel ler. Cantata. Sermon. Soprano Solo. “Glory To God”—Boex—Mrs. Champ Simpson. Closing Hymn No. 42. Benediction. Postlude. Solos by Miss Ella Anderson md Mrs. A. M. Weller at even ing service. EASTER PROGRAM. The following program will be rendered by the Sunday School jf the Christian church: “Message of the Violet”—Dor othy Ivy. “Beautiful Eastertide”— By Children. Remarks by Pastor. Offering. “He Is Risen”. Drill By Nine Girls. Song—“Let The Heavens Be Joyful.” Benediction. You’ll find it worth w'hile, when you do any painting or have it done for you to ask your paint er to tell you how many gallons you will need for the job. Then order I>evoe Lead-and Zinc Paint; as many gallons as he says. Arrange wfith the deal er to take back what isn’t used. You’ll take back from a quar ter to a half the quantity you or der, as a rule; a direct saving of money to you. It has been proved many times. Order De voe. —Johnson-Avera Hard ware Company, agents. dl Drayage of afl kinds handled promptly. Phone No. 10. — Chester Robinson. 18dtf. Jammed Messenger Into Trunk. Little Rock, April 10.—After breaking the glass in the s.de door of the express car on the Hot Springs local near Haskell, and forcing William Ahring, 1411 Bragg street, Little Rock, express messenger of the United States Express Company, at the point of revolvers tO' unlock the door, two masked bandits bound and gagged the messenger and ? jammed him into a trunk, lock ing the lid and robbed the ex press company’s safe> of all the money there was in it and es caped. The amount of money could _„ not be learned as the express messenger refused to make a statement of the amount in the safe. It is believed that the men boarded the train at Haskell, and after robbing the express car got off the car at Benton and paid their fares into Little Rock on the same train. Two men were seen to get on the train at Benton that attracted the sus picion of the train crew. Galloway’s Twenty-fifth Anni versary. The anniversary address of Galloway College will be deliv ered by Bishop Eugene Russell Hendrix of Kansas City, who is an intimate associate of the founder of the college, Bishofr. C. B. Galloway. The commencement sermon will be delivered on the morning of May 31 by Dr. Stonewall An derson, secretary of the board of education of the church, and the sermon before the Young Wom jen’s Christian Association will i be delivered the evening of the ! sarnie day by Dr. Phillip C. Fletcher of Texarkana. Dr. I van Lee Holt of Cape Girardeau* Mo., one of the best known of the Southern ministers, and an I orator of exceptional ability, will be the baccalaureate speaker at the graduating exercises June —Searcy Citizen. _ I Dr. W. N. Pierce was here from Tupelo Friday and reports l a serious accident which befell W. L. Woods of the Fitzhugh Snapp Grocer Company Friday morning. Mr. Wood .was coming dow n a ladder whieh. slipping, caused him to fall some dis tance, breaking one rib and frac turing another. ^aste^viti^tsTirnou^^vei^ groomed-men and their ladies, just around the corner! Men whom you 'll find at head of the procession are coming this Live Store to be fitted out f occasion with their new Spring RUPP EN HEIM BENJAMIN*—WASHING1 CLOTHE Weaves and color ing with the season, are contrast to those that have gone oerore; are the kind others are made after, range from $20 to $30* EASTER HABERDASHERY