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. - afl *• - ~ ..-■■■- - v — ..— — 'ir.-gSrg. w k' VOLUME IV. % % NEWPORT, ARKANSAS FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1914. NUMBER 68 g MEDIATION SEEMS NEAR AN END And Failure to Solve Problem In - Mexico Unless Huerta’s Rep resentatives Recede. United Press Dispatch. Washington, D. C., June 19.— **■■* Unless the Huertaista commis sioners at Niagara recede, me diation is at an end. It is frankly and unqualifiedly stated that the United States has giv en the last word and either Hu erta retires voluntarily in favor O of a provisional government dominated by the Constitutional ists or the United States will openly aid the rebels. No invasion by the United p, States is expected but as soon as ' mediation collapses, the em bargo on arms from the North will be lifted in favor of the reb els. There will be no discrimin ation against Huerta other than that Vera Cruz will be held and .the Federals must purchase their munitions abroad and r^e 1 ceive them through other ports. Mexican affairs were discuss a J -i. 1 . U ixnmiilnv) A n V\ 1 n n f V/U CL V ivuaj O 1 VgUiMX meeting. Secretary Bryan still t believjes that the Huertaistas Y will accept a provisional presi * dent of strong Constitutional , ist leanings but the other mem ; bers are not so sanguine and ex pect Huerta to fight to a finish ^ and draw the U. S. into the ’ fighting against its will, being • convinced that Huerta prefers to surrender to the Americans rather than to the Rebels. ^ MAY LET THEM FIGHT President Wilson and Secreta Bryan discusssed the situa ^ tnm for an hour today and it is stated that Secretary Bryan over long distance urged La mar to stand pat even if nego tiations were abandoned. The President issued a statement taking the public into his con fidence on all he had hoped to - accomplish and placing the re sponsibility of the collapse. His statement is understood to declare aganst intervention unless forced and indicates a plan to permit civil war to the _ fritter end. ** MAY BE SIGNAL TO AT TACK. The cabinet believes the an h nouncement of the mediation e collapse will be a signal for at tack on General Funston’s men that will miake reprisals abso lutely necessary. The War f ."' Moving Pictures the,- Opera House THE SENTIMENTAL SISTER. Her admiration for the opposite sex makes trouble- Featuring pretty Blanche Sweet, Marshal Neilan and Gertrude Robinson. (Drama—BIOGRAPH) HOW BURKE & BURKE MADE GOOD. Featuring Hughie Mack and Temiple Saxe. (Comtedy—VITAGRAPH) » __ CONSCIENCE AND THE X TEMPTRESS. Teaching a mother’s power—an t. extra strong drama—Adele Lane and LilKaff I^ayward. (Drama—SELIG.) ’'if .. - »- i,** 11 V Three extra good pictures ADMISSION 5 and 10 CENTS. Department, through the gen eral staff, has made prepara tions along this line. PEACE PROSPECTS FADE. United Pres;s Dispatch Niagara Falls, June 19- — The failure of mediation to in sure peace is believed almost a certainty. The American and Mexican delegates are irrecon cilably divided upon the person nel of the proposed provisional government and only a faint hope remains that the mediators themselves may select a man agreeable to both factions, which would involve a recession upon the part of either the Americans or Mexicans. The mediation meetings may end today unless one or the other backs down. i Jason Cole Dead. Jason Cole, one of Jackson county’s prominent farmers and good citizens, died Friday morn ing at Heber Springs of Bright’s disease, whither he had gone a j second time in search of health, i * The remains were to reach j Tuckerman upon No. 24 and I burial take place Sunday in the i family graveyard, west of that I town. The deceased is survived i by six sons, Walter, Ivory, Os- i car, Ernest, Herbert and Ken neth, and one daughter, Mrs. Gussie Greenhaw, also his wife, to each of whom the sympathy of many friends is extended. The deceased was a member of the. Woodmen of the World, and a man of strong character, whose demise brings sorrow to all who knew him. To Secure Other Primary Laws. Special to Independnt. Little Rock, June 19.—Jos. 'M. Stayton, of the Newport bar, one of the committee named by the Democratic State Conven tion to draft a new primary law, has requested Secretary of State Hodges to secure copies of pri mary laws in force in other states. He has written a re quest to the various Secretaries of State, and has received a number of replies. These laws are to be thoroughly digested, and their best features employ ed in the drafting of the propos i ed new law for Arkansas. i ' - •• * _ I / I Gives Life For Science. United Press Dispatch. , . New Rochelle, New York, | June 19—Taking place in the annals of medical heroism with two surgeons who ;gave their j lives that the world might know more of yellow fever and spot ted fever, Miss Marion C. Mabie is dead, having contracted diph theria in experimenting with preventive serum. She was only j 20 years old, and was a special j technician of the Polytechnic Hospital. Chautauqua Opens Today. The Vawter Chautauqua open ed this afternoon under the tent at the corner of Second and Hazel st., and the second num ber is the evening musical en- j tertainment by the six talented young lady musicians, known as the “Chautauqua Six”. The time for the purchase of season tickets from the guaran tors has been extended until 3 p. m„ Saturday, wdien all season tickets will be advanced to $2 Buy now from the guarantors’ committee at the gate. Your last chance. GENERAL VILLA GOING AHEAD; — In His Campaign Against The Federate And Ignores Car ranza. United Press Dispatch. El Paso, Texas, June 19. — Though refusing to admit that he has broken with Carranza and insisting that Carranza is “Jefe Supremo”, General Villa is go ing ahead with his plans regard less of Carranza, according to Torreon dispatches. Just how wide the breach is ; if it exists is not known. It. has been reported that Villa on ; Saturday resigned after refus ing to go to Zacatecas with 5, 000 troops to serve under Gener al Niatera, when Carranza so or dered. Then followed the seizure of the government offices of the north, as well as all ammunitions brought to Tampico by the steamer Antilla which are in the possession of Villa and are e nough to carry him through his fighting to Mexico City. Perez Abren and forty-seven other Carranza employes who were reported as executed at Samalaycuaca have been located ; at Chihuahua safe. I To Liquidate Bank. United Press Dispatch Chicago, 111., June 19.—W. C. Niblack, an officer of the Chi cago Title Trust Company has been appointed receiver of tfce Lorimer La Salle Street Trust and Savings Bank, which the state examiner closed a week ago. His bond was fixed p/t $2,500, 000 by Judge Winders, who au thorized the receiver to liqui date the assets and take steps necessary to insure the return of depositors’ money. _•__ ! Threats Brought Asquith’s Change. United Press Dispatch. London, Eng., June 19.— j That the decision of Premier j Asquith to receive a delegation of women to discuss- suffrage was influenced by threats of per sonal violence is beileved by many The antis were astounded by j the inexplicable change. The future plans for suffrage depend upon the attitude Premier As quith takes tomorrow when a delegation requests the govern ment to introduce a bill for votes for women. -:- ' I Insurgents .To Rule Or Ruin, j United Press Dispatch. Toledo, Ohio, June 19.— The first real test of insurgent! strength in the encampment of the Modern Woodmen of Ameri ca began following the refusal of delegates to seat the Nebras ka Insurgent delegates. The Io wa and Illinois insurgents began the battle for recognition today, flanked by threats of court ac tion against the administration, these insurgents declaring that they would be recognized or dis rupt the encampment. Ex-Governor Osborne Announces United Press Dispatch. Sault*Ste Marie, Mich., June 19.—Former Governor Osborne has announced his candidacy for the republican gubernatori al nomination. i To Be Governor Futrell Again. It will be Governor J. Marion Futrell again during the coming week, unless the President Pro Tern of the Arkansas Senate fails to see anything of interest in the gubernatorial office at the present time, and declines to leave his Paragould law prac tice, and the Greene county fish ing ponds. Governor Hays leaves Satur day, accompanied by thirty or more leading Arkansans, for San Francisco to pick out a site for an Arkansas building at the Panama Exposition. When the governor goes outside the state the president pro tern of the sen ate becomes automatically the acting governor- As Governor Hays will be absent for at least ten days, Senator Futrell may be called upon to attend to some urgent business, if it should a rise, but otherwise he will hard ly come to Little Rock. There are some decidedly in teresting games politicians could play while the governor is away, but unless Senator Fu trell comes ,and listens to their plea, it is doubtful if the world will ever hear of them. Govern or Futrell is not given much to playing politics, in the meaning of the word as applied by the Little Rock politician, but the matters referred to have to do with actions taken by Senator Futrell during his occupancy of the governor’s chair, so he might be interested if he takes charge of the office. y • 15 Cars of Rock Dally. Special to Independent. Little Rock, June 19.—Crush ed rock at the rate of fifteen cars daily, is being shipped from the state rock crusher near Lit tle Rock, going to good road districts in Pulaski, Lonoke, and Crittenden counties. About 80 state convicts are worked at the crusher, and if the state de manded market prices for the crushed stone, a handsome prof it would be realized from this branch of the service. The county road districts are being given the advantage of the cheap cost of production, and other districts over the state will be added when they have been formed and are ready for work. Charley Reid Resigns. Special to Independent. Little Rock, June 19.—It did not become known until yester day that former Congressman C. C. Reid, of Little Rock, re signed ten days ago as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, and that Frank Pace, of the Little Rock bar had been appointed as his successor from the Fifth District. Mr. Page is serving on the Board for the first time today. The resignation of Mr. Reid was due to the pressure of priv ate business, which made it im possible for him to devote suffi cient time to the work of the Board- Mr. Reid has been a member two years. House To House Service. United Press Dispatch. Washington, D. C., June 19.— The extension of the service by a house to house collection of parcel post has been planned by Secretary Burleson for the large cities'and if the experiment here is successful it will be ex tended to other cities. First Issue Of “Progress.” Special to Independent. Little Rock, June 19.—The first issue of Arkansas Progress, the new reform weekly, has ! just appeared- It is “A weekly ! the material and moral welfare magazine-newspaper devoted to of Arkansas.” It is published by the Development Publishing Company, with J. R. Taylor, for many years editor of the Para gould Soliphone, as editor and manager. David A. Gates, of the State Tax Commission, is president, and George Thorn j burgh secretary-treasurer. It ! is announced that the paper will j be strictly non-sectarian and non-partisan. Rector Succeeds Simpson, i Special to Independent. | Little Rock, June 19.—Henry | Rector, former assistant Attor ney General of Arkansas, now a j member of the Little Rock law firm of Carmichael, Brooks, Powers & Rector, has been not ified that he will be expected to ifclieve Hugh Simpson as deputy United States District Attorney for this district, on July 1. Mr. Simpson, who has been deputy since the appointment of W. H. Martin as District Attorney, re signed to re-enter the practice of law at Paragould- Mr. , Rec tor will not retire from his pri vate law practice. j . Male Help. Hustling man under 50 to in troduce our Memberships. $50 to $500 .a month. Write quick, I-L-U 2479, Covington, Ky. It Leased New Movies. The work of tearing down the old livery stable on Walnut street is almost completed and Mr. Bengel, the contractor, ex pects to begin right away, the erection of a new theater and moving picture building fo$ H. C. Sanders. Mrs. R. B. Hocking has leased the building from Mr- Sanders , and will have a new and mod ern picture theater. She ex pects to use the Universal pie ture films, the curtain to be ex tra large. Mrs, Hocking will continue to run the opera house also but will have a different J program at the two places. The Sanders building will bd ; || new and modern in every wajfy, with steam heat, toilette and dressing rooms, with a seating • J.j capacity of 800. It will proba bly be completed and ready for ^ business by the middle of Au- I * gust. Mr. Sanders expects to go to Little Rock in a day or two jf lo purchase the fans and elec- % trical fixtures for the building. Con Dean has purchased a I 1914 model 5-passenger Oak land touring car, a very han<$t some machine^ electrically light ed, with ^tartej and moderti i«t every respect. Notice. " At the “Busy Corner” the City Meat Market will sell 60 p pound cans of lard for $5.00. JH Come quick, before it i» aH , gone. W. gKKSSWSKSMKSSSMWSSftapf | An Unusual 5 1 Money Saving | ! 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