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<4 VOLUME IV. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1914. NUMBER 177 COURT SUPPORTS ! BOTH PROPOSALS r 1 • • * Appropriates $1,000 For Farm j Demonstration Agent And $500 For Canning Club i Demonstration. f The annual quorum court man- ^ ifested its progressive spirit, as j well as paid recognition to the results of farm demonstration j work, when an appropriation of ' $1000 was voted Thursday morn-1 „ ing for a government demonstra-! ) tion agent for this county and j $500 for an agent among the girls of Jackson county to show | what profits may be made through canning and the organ-' ization of such clubs. Four other members of the court reached Newport for the afternoon session Wednesday. They were, W. N. Nance, R. C. Roy and E- A. Gilmore. W. M. Whitlow was present the second day. The reports of the county clerk, county judges, treasurer and sheriff were all received au dited and approved and the re cords of the court completed Thursday afternoon. The appropriations made were as follows: Circuit Court_$9,500 ' County Court__$7,500 j Justice Peace__$750 j arw~l OHO 1 --- -1/ J Assessment and Tax Books__$1,000 j □ Jail_$2,500 County Hospital _$1,500 Court House and Heating, $600 Roads and Bridges_$2,000 r State Tuberculosis Sanita rium __$500 County Clerk Typewriter, $300 Newport-Jacksonport Bridge-- $400 Cache River Bridge, Breck- I enridge ford_$800 , Bee Tree Slough (Bryan , township) _$250 Village Creek (Glass I / township) —-$400 v Swan Pond (Dowell Place)_- $200 9 Locust Creek (2 bridges in Cache)--$300 Repair Mink Hill i with rock_$300 Farm Demonstration —$1,000 Demonstration Canning < Club_$500 Hauling clay Battle-Axe Centerville--$200 i The following tax levies were made: i State general, 2 1-4 mills. Shite school, 3 mills. 1 State pension, 11-2 mills. State capitol, 1-8 mill. County general. 5 mills. Road tax, 3 mills. Poll tax, $1. The five mill corporation tax was levied for Newport, Tucker man. Swifton, Jacksonport and » % i i 'll f* T?_.*_ iiruuus umi & iimirs iux 1cnun^ District No. 1. I The tax levied in the various school districts is as follows: Seven mills in all the special districts, except Denmark, and -tall the other districts except as named below: Districts 5, 8, 20, 23, 25, 26, and 41, five mills and no tax in Denmark Special ’ British Seize American Copper. United Press Dispatch. Washington, D. C., Oct. 29.— Seizure at Gibraltar of two Ital ian vessels carrying American ^copper has been reported to the State Department. The State Department has ca bled the consul at Gibraltar ask tv ing for an explanation. It is V ejected that the United States will make representations be fore the British against a con fiscation of the copper. It is believed that the British feared the copper now consign ‘ ed to Italy, would be reconsign i ^ ed overland to the Germans. r Bananas! I have a car of nice, ripe ba nanas that I am selling cheap, by the bunch or by the dozen— J Car now on the Iron Mountain \ tracks, opposite Wolff-Gold V man’s. , 1 J. B. Heard. Marriage License. Theodore Tyre and Mrs. Mary Paragin, both of Russell. Claude Ray and Myrtle Ladd, both of Magness. Willie Odum and Trudy Craw ford, colored, both of Auvergne. H. N. Davenport and Rosa O wens, both of Newport. B. C. Huckabee and Clara Hal broks, both of Beedeville. Jerry Armstrong and Emma Simpson, colored both of Tupelo. Walter Baughman, Newport, and Edith Maxfield, Batesville. Henry Bice and Maggie Us sery, both of Newport. A. J. Turner and Emma Brown both of Newport. L. W. Williams and Millie Merrill, colored, both of New port. Zeb O’Bannon and Ollie Vaughn, both of Swifton. EMDEN ADDS TWO VICTIMS German Cruiser Torpedoes And Sinks Russian Cruiser And French Destroyer. United Press Dispatch. London. Oct. 29.—Advices here from Tokio say that the British ambassador there has learned that the German cruis er Emden, flying the Japanese flag, slipped into Port Penang, of the Straights Settlements and torpedoed the Russian cruiser Jemtchug, and a French de stroyer in the harbor with con siderable loss of life. It is reported that another steamer has been destroyed on the coast of Ireland, striking a mine. ALLIES CAPTURE - GERMAN TRENCHES But End is Not Yet For Ger mans are Bringing Up Large Reinforcements. United Press Dispatch. Paris, Oct. 29.—The Allies are continuing their progress a gainst the Germans, especially in the region of Ypres and Ar ras, where they took the Ger man trenches according to an official statement of the war of fice. It is also stated that the Al lies are advancing in the Argon ne region and in the Apremont forest. Conditions are unchang ed elsewhere. Physical exhaustion is learn ed to be the reason for the troops slackening their opera tions in the north. The Ger man losses far outnumber the Allies, but their second lines are intact and there is a desultory artillery fire today. The Ger mnm? ova lu'inmntr t Vwyiicci nrlc nf reserves to reinforce their line south through Belgium, and it is believed that preparations are being made for an attempt to advance on the Nieuport-Dir mude-Lille-Arras lines. Nine More Bodies Found. United Press Dispatch. Herrin, 111., Oct. 29.— Nine additional bodies victims from Tuesday’s explosion and fire were found this morning in a pocket of the Franklin mine at Royalton, bringing the total number of dead to fifty-nine. This discovery gives rise tc the reports that more are miss ing and the search continues. Riots Start In Arkansas Mine United Press Dispatch. Fort Smith, Oct. 29.—There is rioting again in the Prairk Creek coal camp, thirteen miles northwest of here, according t( reports to the federal marshal. The miners and deputies bat tied throughout the night anc all wires to Prairie Creek havf been cut. These miners strucl last April. I ... » Hot drinks at Bevens’ store. 75d6t. NEGRO HELD ! WITHOUT BAIL ! - John VAoodard Charged Jointly : With Negro Hung By Mob ' ! As Guilty Of Murder Of Officer Payne. — i The inquest over the remains of Night Officer James Payne | was concluded Wednesday by Coroner Melville and the verdict of the jury was that the officer l“came to his death at the hands of Joe Davis and John Woodard by gunshot wounds, and recom ■mended that they be held with out bail.” The jury apparently refused to take coznizance of the fact that Davis has already paid j the penalty for his crime at the hands of the mob. ■ The Payne inquest begun Sun day was resumed Wednesday morning, when the following .witnesses were heard: G. C. Martin, Ab Lawrence, D. L Proctor, B. G. Graham, Dr. G. K. 'Stephens, Joseph Lewis and John Woodard. The negro last named, who was taken to Little Rock Sunday evening and held in the Pulaski county jail for safe keeping was brought here to testify and his evidence is the only testimony which bears directly on the killing. The negro testified that Joe Davis came by his house about 2 o’clock Sunday morning and that they went up town after a bowl of soup. When returning, and in front of Hafner Grocer Company, Payne came up and said to the two negroes, “Con sider yourself under arrest.” The negro Joe had his hands in :his pocket and the officer said | “Take your hands out of your I pocket.” As the negro Joe pull ed his hands out, he brought out a gun and began shooting. The witness claimed that this scared him and that he ran home and didn’t know until the next morn ing that Officer Payne was shot, i Marshal Gus Martin related the story of the finding of Payne’s body and the arrest of the two negroes- When Davis had been arrested he told the ’marshal that the Woodard negro had a shooting match with Mr. ’Pavne and that he (Davis) was hit by a stray bullet. On the other hand, Woodard when ar rested. had told the marshal that Davis did the shooting. Ab Lawrence told of the find ing of the emptv shells from a .38 calibre S. & W. where the ne gro Davis had lain the remain der of the night after the shoot ing. D. L. Proctor, night watch iman at the handle factory, test ified that in the shooting Sunday j morning one shot was fired and ithat after an interval of . a few | seconds four successive shots 'were fired. T-k /'"'I /'I 1 . 1..J Lj. VJ. VjI cl 11 cli11 ucaiu i/iiv. 'shooting and testified that it looked as though two parties 'were shooting at each other about ten or fifteen feet apart. After No. 5 had gone south, wit ness went to the scene of the shooting and found the body of Officer Payne Dr. Stephens testified as to ithe bullet having entered the back in the region of the tenth i rib four inches to the right of the spinal column, ranging a little upward and coming out at the right breast. The bullet, a ,! 38 calibre, probably penetrated the heart or some of the large vessels in the neighborhood. Joseph Lewis, a negro, testi fied that he found Joe Davis wrounded Sunday morning in the weeds near his house and that he assisted the negro to Bob Griffin’s house. He asked Davis ' who shot him and the latter an swered “a police.” He also saw that Davis had a pearl handled revolver. When Lewis came ’ down he heard of the mur der of Officer Payne and went to Marshal Martin and Sheriff Mc Cuistion and told them the house where he had carried Da vis. i I - Relief Fund Nearly $300. A generous public continues to 'send in liberal subscriptions to the Payne relief fund, which is : now close to the $300 mark and ! still growing rapidly. Mr. A. N- Walker of the New port Water, Light & Power Co., I makes the following kind re i sponse to the appeal for aid: Newport, Oct. 28, 1914. IDear Mr. Van Dyke: Find herewith check for $5.00 as my contribution to the Payne relief fund. The company has sent Mrs. Payne a receipted bill for this quarter’s water rent, and if she remains in the city, will see that her water bills are receipted each quarter during 1915. Verv sincerely, A. N. WALKER. Previously acknowl edged _$239-50 A. N. Walker_ $5.00 J. A. Baird_ 5.00 W. A. Billingsley_ 5.00 Mrs. R. B. Hocking_ $5.00 Johnson-Avera Hardware Company_ 500 R. J. Huguley_ 2.50 Lucien Daugherty_ 2.50 !T. J. Gregg_ 2.50 O. R. Dunham_ 1.50 Graveling Men__ 1.00 Bowen’s Studio_ 1.00 rn-1 AA i j. uni x vuiig--- x .v v B- J. Best_ 1.00 Mrs. E. Merrell_ 1,0.0 C. P. Bandy_ 1.00 W. T. Parish_ 1.00 M. Gorman_ 1.00 Mrs. Jas. Sheets_ 1-00 W. R. Whitten_ 1.00 Leo Saenger_ 1.00 Total_$284.50 Real Estate Transfers. C. J. Sharkey to C. J. Pen ock, 20 acres 15-9-1, $150. C. J. Penock to J. B. Taylor, 40 acres 15-9-1, $144.50. Carrie A- McNeil to W. H. Murphy, one-fourth interest in 120 acres 27-14-1, $600, to E. B. Campbell 200 acres 36, Douglas Dunsworth and wife to E. B. Campbell, 200 acdes 36, 3519-1 $1. S. Heinemann and C. J. Saen ger to Charley Spence, block 10, range 5 E., Jacksonport, $60. For Rent—5 room house. Ap ply to 201 Ash St. Moving Pictures The Opera House THE WEAKLING j The third feature ol the Alice ! Joyce series, a beautiful story jol' tne mouir'o’ns, featuring Al lice Joyce and Tom Moore. Two reel feature (KALEM) THE FAMILY OUTING A roaring comedy. (MELIES) EASY COME, EASY GO Farce Comedy (MELIES) -- THE MAD ALINE THE MILLION DOLLAR MYS TERY. Episode No. 9 i One of the best serials pro duced, will be shown every .Thursday night. I Two Reels. (TANN) THE BANK BURGLAR’S FATE A strong, two reel detective ! story, showing the Bankers1 Protective Association doing some clever detective wrork. Sam De Grasse and Eugene Pallette, Two reel feature. RELIANCE) THE COAT’S TALE , A laughable comedy. (KEYSTONE) ADMISSION, 5c AND 10c \ BOER REVOLI WELL IN HAND -, Botha Routs Rebels Under Bey ers and No Serious Rebellion Is Expected. United Press Dispatch. London, Oct. 29.—South Afri can reports indicate that the re volt is now well in hand. Pre mier Botha, prepared for the revolution, proceeded immediate ly, routing the rebels under Beyers of the West Transvaal Colony and a general advance a ! gainst the rebels has begun ev | erywhere. The rebellion is not ;a serious menace to the govern ment. ENTIRE RUSSIAN i ARMY ADVANCES -. j Fall of Przemysl Predicted Soon i And Austrians Are Retreat ing Before the Left Wing (United Press Dispatch. Petrograd, Oct. 29.—The en tire Russian army is advancing against the Austro-Germans, Galician advices stating that the Russian left is enveloping the Austrians there, while the Rus sians’ center and right are forc ing the Germans back on the East Prussian frontier. The Austrians are now re treating from the southern sec tion as a result of the week’s fighting, and the Przemysl re sistance is the only barrier to a uniform advance of the en tire Russian left. Holes in the walls of the forts have been torn by the Russian shells and the statement that prisoners were captured in sorties indi cates that Przemysl is totering and will soon fall. The Germans in east Prussia are covering their retreat with artillery. Many prisoners have been abandoned and guns taken. REPORTS GERMAN GENER ALS SHOT. United Press Dispatch. London, Oct. 29.—A Petro-< grad report says that a captur ed German officer said that three generals responsible for the German disaster at Augustotf, had been court martialled and shot by order of the Kaiser. The Kaiser ordered the position re captured under the death pen alty. GERMANS ADMIT RETREAT. United Press Dispatch. Berlin, Oct. 29. —The war of fice has admitted that the Ger mans in Russian Poland were forced to retreat, but said th y were again assuming the offen sive in a statement this after noon. It is understood that addition al reinforcements will be sent to the front. * A Married Wednesday Morning. Mr. A. J. Turner and Miss Emma Brown of near Ingleside were married Wednesday morn ing at 11:30 in this city at the home of the bride’s uncle, Mr. T- S. Stephens. The ceremony was performed by Rev. B. L. Wilford of the Methodist church and was witnessed only by the immediate family. The bride is the only daugh ter of Mrs. Fannie Brown, and of an estimable family. The newly wed returned to their home on the farm soon af ter the ceremony, taking with them the best wishes from their large number of friends. _■ '/-"“‘I We know the best candies—so does your best girl—-“Huyler’s,” 80 cents a pound at Bevens’ Drug Store. 75d6t _ I When a man a comes here I to look at clothes WE assist him by showing the new- ^ est and best styles— suggesting what is most | becoming and aid i n g him to find clothes to / suit his needs. WE fit him with care and exact ness and we sell him the best clothes for the money that can be pro duced. “KUPPENHEIMER” ' $20.00 $22.50 i $25.00, $30.00 ! THE HOUSE OF KUPPENHEIMER ! are maximum values. 1 . '■ •■til Our desire is to satisfy you