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Conway Loo Camn.
Printers and Publishers.
The prize-fighters should rise up
and condemn the inhumanity of
foot ball and college rushes.
Minister Conger says he lost
thirty-five pounds while living on
horse flesh. Here’s a hint for a
new obesity remedy.
Morrilton, Lonoke, El Dorado,
Hope and Bentonville are all
smaller towns than Conway, but
they have waterworks.
One of the many things Congress
is now' considering is the Nicarau
gan Canal. This is a very popu
lar measure, but Americans want
it to] be an American canal, not
one to be controlled by Great Bri
tian. .
McKinley’s foreign policy pre
sents some strange anomalies. Al
though he had firmness enough to
cause England and Germany to
back down from their blood-thirsty
attitude tow’ard China, he permitted
England to seize a big tract of land
in Alaska and to hold it until the
question could be settled, simply
because England claimed the land.
President McKinley and Secreta
ry Hay deserve great credit for their
diplomatic victory in the Chinese
affair. Nearly all the great pow
ers desired to mete out the most
severe punishment possible to Chi
na, and behind this apparently in
nocent desire to punish the Chi
nese for their crimes there lurked
the wish to obtain footholds in the
Orient. McKinley, with unusual
firmness refused to make the Unit
ed States a partner to this crime
and eventually brought all the na
tions around to his side. In so do
ing he has followed the traditional
American policy of justice and
moderation and Americans, though
opposing him in other things should
always uphold him in this matter.
Generally speaking, people are
happy and contented in this part
of the country.
Crops are all gathered and farm
ers are having a rest.
Judging from the smallness of
the wheat sowed in this section
there will be an increased acreage
in cotton next year.
Married, near Liberty Church,
Dec. 2, by Esquire Hartly, Mr.
Michael McHenry to Miss Jennie
John Gasaway leaves for Texas
J. B. Graddy contemplates visit
ing his parents in Georgia Christ
L. W. Bowden and R. B. Crad
dock will visit old haunts in Mis
sissippi Christmas.
Married, at the residence of the
bride, Sunday Dec. 9, Mr. J. C.
White, of El Paso, to Miss Ann
Hillard, of Beryl, the groom being
57 and the bride 52 years old.
Their many friends congratulate
wish them abundant success. Rev.
R. K. Wilkerson officiated at the
Rev. W. T. L,ocke has been re
turned to this part of the Methodist
work for another year. He preached
last Sundn at Mt. Olive.
Prof. C. H. Is -ion, who is
teachin h e, visited his family
near Cabot Saturday
Mr. Ed Smith, of Cascade, will
deliver a lecture on penmanship at
the school house Thursday night.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. K.
Wilkinson, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, a
girl. All reported doing well'.
John Payne returned from Texas
last week.
W. R. McHenry, we learn, has
applied for the road overseership
of road district No. 3. We hope
he may be successful in getting the
Mr. Editor, what has become of
all the country correspondents? I
would like to suggest that we
arouse ourselves and write up all
the happenings throughout the
county each week and make this
paper more interesting to the
country readers.
for Infanta and Children.
Ill KM Yn Han Always Bn(M
Bears the
gignatwr* of
. 1
Gov. Dan W. ones last week re
ceived the following telegram from
an eastern paper:
“Last June you sent a dispatch to
a New York newspaper, stating that
Arkansas had 5,000,000 acres of
state and government land open for
settlement by Boers in case they
would come to America. Six hun
dred families now at Lourenzo Mar
ques have cabled us, stating that
they are contemplating migrating,
and want to know what can be done
in the way of homestead farms. Will
you kindly give this your immediate
attention, and telegraph, or hove
your state commissioner of immi
gration of lands to do so, today if
possible, giving fullest details as to
everything. Private advices indicate
this is the beginning of a consider
able exodus.”
The governor replied as follows:
“There are in Arkansas 5,000,000
acres of state and government lands,
subject to homestead entry by citi
zens, or those who may become citi
zens, in tracts not exceeding 160
acres to each adult settler, upon pay
ment of trilling office fees and most
reasonable conditions of settlement
and cultivation.”
Fatal Duel With PUtole.
A desperate and fatal battle took
place at Parkdale, Ashley county,
Sunday morning, December 2, in
which three men were killed out
right, and a fourth slightly wound
ed. It seem9 that W. G. Killion, a
merchant at Parkdale, and his
brother, D. C. Killion, previous to
the tragedy, had some difficulty
with G. W. Phillips, the station
agent, regarding shipments. Sun
day morning the Killion brothers
vent to the station and demanded
that Phillips should sign a bill of
lading for cotton in order that they
might be protected from any possi
ble decline. This Phillips refused
to do. The three then began fir
ing, the Killions opened up the
duel, so it is said. A perfect fusil
lade of shots followed, thirty-three
shots having been fired. When the
smoke of battle cleared away it was
found that Geo. W. Killion, D. C.
Killion and Phillips were dead,
and a bystander named Williams
was slightly wounded. Thirteen
bullets were found in the body of
D. C. Killion.
Want* • Divorce.
Mrs. Lou Aycock, formerly of
Harrison, this state, but now residing
in Oklahoma, has brought suit for
divorce from her husband, C. F.
Aycock, who was sent to the peni
tentiary about two years ago from
Boone county for embezzling funds
while county treasurer. Aycock
was granted a pardon through the
unceasing efforts of his wife, who
stuck to him throughout his trouble,
despite the fact that for two years
he was a fugitive, when she knew
mthing of his wherealxmts. Av
;ock claimed his downfall was due
o the disloyalty of friends.
Suss for Damages
A. J. Starr has brought suit in
Pulaski circuit court against the Pa
cific Express company and Geo. F.
Johnson for $100,000 damages for
alleged false imprisonment. The
plaintiff alleges in his bill of com
plaint that he was arrested without
cause on a warrant sworn out bv the
said Johnson, agent at the express
company, charging him with steal
ing a package from a truck at the
depot in Little Hock; that he was
wrongfully detained in jail, and
that at the hearing the case was dis
missed for want of evidence against
In ere am la Knnii.
The receipts of the internl rev
enue office at Little Rock for the
month of November were $24,
883. 17, being an increase of about
$3,000 over November, 1899. For
the same period the collections on ac
count of spirits tax was $9,840.82,
an increase of about $3,000 over the
corresponding month of 1899.
The contract has been awarded for
the erection of a Jewish temple at
Pine Bluff, to cost $15,000.
Three Robbers Captured.
The parties who robbed the mail
wagon at Little Rock last week are
now in custody. Their names are
J. W. Miller, Green Williams and
Will Young, all colored. At first
it was thought that only one party
was implicated. Young made a con
fession, implicating the other two.
Only a small amount of the money
in the registered pouch was recov
Monroe Phiilipa Acquitted.
Monroe Phillips, who killed a
negro gambler named Bill Jones in
the latter’s gambling house in Lit
tle Rock about two months ago, was
acquitted. Phillips testified that
Jones made some insulting re
marks toward his wife as she was
passing along the street, and as
soon as he heird of it he went to
the dive ruu by the negro and kill
ed him.
Holiday Announcement
The best, the newest, the handsomest stock of
holiday goods! An elegant assortment of Jewelry and
Novelties. Silver goods in flat and hollow-ware, plate
and sterling. All-kinds of Fancy Clocks, Watches,
Watch Chains, Diamonds,. Diamond Rings, Diamond
Pins. Latest Brooches, Lorgnette Chains, Silver Hat
Marks, Shirtwaist Sets in gold and silver, Philippine
Shell Novelties.
Musical Goods.—I have some verV fine instru
ments and invite everyone interested hi this line to
come and see me. High class goods not high priced.
Two Big Stocks to
Select From.
I have two stocks on display—one at the old
stand in the City Drug Store and another at Mrs. J.
V. Hicks’ Millinery Store on the corner just north of
the postoffice. It will be an easy matter to buy but
you had better come early before the line is broken.
Engraving Free
me. For extra letters the charge is only 5c each.
Arkansas River Work.
Capt. Robert McGregor's annual
report of work done on the rivers in
the Little Rock district during the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1900,
has been issued by the war depart
ment. Capt. McGregor complains
of the inefficiency of appropria
tions to accomplish permanent
work. The report shows the
amount and cost of work done and
the commerce carried on bv the
steamers of the district, as follows:
Arkansas River.—The amount
estimated as necessary for operating
snag boats from Fort Smith to the
Missisippi is $35,000 annually.
Since 1886 the amount available
has averaged less than $15 ,000 an
nually. Eight hundred and nine
snags were removed, 6,598 trees
ent, eight drifts broken up and 729
miles run by the boat. Since 1832,
when snagging operations were be
gun, $898,000 have been spent for
this work. During the year about
$48,000 were spent in repairing
works already built in the vicinity
of Pine Bluff and Lttle Rock. Nine
steamboats navigated the river dur
ing the year. They made 319 trips;
carrying 2,997 passengers and 75,
654 tons of freight.
White River.—Up to June 30,
1900, $370,620 have been spent on
this river. The snagboat Sheldon
worked over the river from New
port to Wolf Bayou, 12 miles above
Batcsville; 299 snags were removed
and 843 trees cut. For mainte
nance of the channel from Bates
ville to the Mississippi river there
will be needed the sum of $12,000
annually. Sixteen boats navigated
this river: they made 913 trips and
carried 2,375 passengers and 127,
906 tons of freight.
Upper White River.—The sur
vey for the sights for look and
■lams Nos. 1 and 2 wore completed
ind work on same was begun June
22. One steamboat ntade four trips
during the year.
Cache River.—In the 42 miles
worked 1,435 trees were cut, 1,506
deadened, 334 topped and 473 logs,
snags and stumps removed from
the channel.
Black River.—With the funds
available, work of a permanent
character was impossible, and the
operations were confined to snag
ging. Fourteen boats navigated
the river and carried 2,245 passen
gers. Total tons of freight car
ried, 129,700.
Current River.—Operations dur
ing the year were confined to snag
ging front the mouth to Little.
Black river* 32 miles. The work
was very heavy', but the river was
left in fair condition. The com
merce during the year amounted to
65,043 tons. Six boats navigated
the stream. They made 228 trips
and carried 160 passengers.
St. Francis River.—During the
year covered by the report the
snagboat Johnson was in commis
sion 203 days. From the head of
Filligum bend, 85 miles above the
mouth, to the foot of Brown’s bend,
4 1-2 miles above the month, 952
snags were removed and 6,220 trees
were cut. The total commerce of
this river was 45,056 tons. Twelve
steamboats navigated the river.
Hard on Hoboes.
The able-bodied man in “hard
luck’’ is being given but little en
couragement in Arkansas towns just
now, when the citizens are aware of
the fact that any man who will work
can get plenty of it to do. Labor
was never so scarce in Little Rock
and still there are the usual num
ber of back-door panhandlers.
Appropriation Exhausted.
The appropriation of $6,000
made by the last legislature to pay
the salaries of special circuit judges
and chancellors ■lias been exhausted,
and there are already in the hands
of the auditor several claims to be
placed in the general deficiency bill.
The salary of such officers is $10 per
day. _
Rumor In Railroad Circles.
It is assorted in railroad circles
that the Illinois Central is nego
tiating for the purchase of the Mis
souri & Arkansas railroad, with a
view of extending the line via Pop
lar BlulT through the state to con
nect with ihe Illinois Central at
Cape Girardeau.
For a Federal Jail.
A bill has been introduced in the
house by Congressman Terry provid
ng for the erection of a federal jai
it Little Rock. It is said the pro
ject has been recommended by tin
United States judge for the east
urn division of Arkansas and other
Arretted For Seltin?, Whiskey.
William A. Jones and llarrv
Tueker, of Osceola, were arrests
hv United States Deputy Marshal
Copeland on a charge of illicil
whisky selling. Both were held t<
await the action of the federal grand
jury .
Capes, Cloaks
and Clothing;!
The new bargain store
has a big stock of Ladies’
Capes and Cloaks which
are being closed out Cheap. *£
You are invited to call and exam
ine these Extraordinary Bargains!
Special Reduced Prices on all
Men’s and Boys’ clothing.
1 am overstocked on these goods,
and Must Sell! Yours for bar
gains in everything,
The New s>
Bargain Store
»z F;re at ras‘" '
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an |lie (tin ire!, flestre
joinin': | periies be. - ..
i* checked All the buildings con
sumed were frame, and the losses
are ns follows: City barber shop.
$500. no insurance; J. H. Moore & !
Son, groceries, $2,500, insured for j
$50(1; Weaver's restaurant, $250. no
insurance; J. F. llecse, butcher shop,
$250, Mo insurance; S. W. Bryant, ,
:rocerics, about $150 ,no insurance;
H. K. Mulkey, small loss on stock;!
,\f. E. Brock & Co., general mer- j
ebandise. $5,000, insured for $1,-]
000; Hale .Sr Hale, drugs, loss $L
250, insurance about same; B. b•
Hill, general merchandise, loss $1,-1
500, insurance $500; Famous Store,!
loss $500. insurance, $1,000; A. j
Schonefeld, damage about $100, no
insurance: T. I’. Meadors, loss $.500,
insurance $500; 1.. .S' A. SeharfT, St.
Louis, loss on building $1,200; J. j
.1. Reaves, loss on stock $500, insur
ance $5,000. The total less, includ
ing damage to goods, is in excess of
Filed Articles of Incorportion.
The Taylor Gin Compress com
pany, of Little Rock, with a capital
stock of $100,000, all paid up, filed
articles of incorporation with the
secretary of state last week. A. D.
Thomas is president; George Tay
lor, secretary and general manager,,
and George B. Rose, treasurer. The
company will manufacture presses
for making the square lap compress
bale of cotton direct from the gin,
invented by George Taylor. The in
vention has attaraeled much atten
tion throughout the country.
This is the season of weddings,
and consequently the ministers and
license clerks are enjoying pros
Love Rayburn has been sentenced
to hang at Van Huron Feb. 22. for
the murder of Almon L. Carpenter
Nov. 3.
The machinists on the Cotton
Belt system have demanded an in
crease in wages from $3 to $3.50
per day.
The 4-year-old girl of J. N.
Reavis, near Salem, was smothered
to death in a pile of cotton, in which,
with other children, she was play
The citizens of Arkadelphia offer
a reward for the arrest and convic
tion of the negro who assaulted Miss
.Io.de Cleveland, a 17-year-old girl,
Dee. 3. M iss Cleveland describes
her assailant as a stout, black negro,
with mustache. He wore a cap, light
trousers and a dark double-breasted
coat. He is rather below the me
dium in height.
Chas. Anderson, colored, who
was to have been hanged at Little
Rock on the 7th inst for the crinu
of rape on a white woman, has
In'cn granted an appeal to the su
preme court.
A colored woman named Anbury,
living near Wilman, Drew county,
left her little child on a quilt before
a fire while she called on a neighbor.
When she returned she found the
quilt had caught fire and the child
was cremated.
Bishop Galloway of the M. E
church reports that Arkansas leads
all other states in the south in the
twentieth century fund movement,
having raised the sum of $135,000
for the great educational work.
A treaty whereby the Nicaragua;
government grants to the United
States the right to build the canal
has been signed by the proper au
thorities of the two governments.
The United States supreme
court lias decided the separate couch
law of Kentucky to he constitu
tional. The Kentucky law is
similar to that of Arkansas.
Hichnrd Orokcr has been assessed
in England for th income tax at
$100,000, levied on account of the
Boer war. This means that he will
have to fork over the sum of $5,000.
Bun the _/) Thfl Kind You Haw Always Bought
Notice of Stockholders Meeting.
Notice is hereby given that a
meeting of the Stockholders of the
Hank of Conway will be held at
their office in the town of Conway,
Arkansas, on Monday, Jan. 7,
1901, for the purpose ot electing
six directors, and the transaction
of such other business as may come
before the meeting.
L. H. Pyle, Ass't Cashier.
Conway, Ark., Dec. u, 1900.
Three Engines for Sale.
I have for sale at a bargain on
terms to suit the purchaser, three
steam engines in good condition.
Two of these engines are 20 H. P.
each and the other is 25 H. P.
Also one Kingsland & Douglass j
saw-rig and one first-class wood
lathe. Address or call on me at
Conway, Ark.
7tf H. L. Thompson.
C El
Jj’f'v J T AT T\ A TAILOR who knows as much about the different kinds
+■ U IN U of Cloth as the makers—who buys only dependable fabrics—
fabrics that will neither shrink out of shape when made up, nor wear "glossy.”
EVn TTsrn A TAILOR that puts Linings and Trimmings into Suits as
L/1/1” X/ as the Cloth, and who sews every seam and puts on
every button with thread that will “hold” as long as the Suit lasts.
EVn j tat n A TAILOR who hires only skilled workmen to do his cutting
^ Cy X v U an(j making and trains them in the art of fitting customers
to perfection regardless of their size or shape or where they live.
lJV-v j TAT A TAILOR who cuts every garment by a pattern laid out
ty X v X/ according to individual measurements and at the same time
follows carefully all special directions of the customer as to pockets, etc.
Located at 337 Franklin Street, Chicago, is the Merchant Tailoring firm to
whom we refer. We now have their Sample Book for the coming season of
1900. It contains over 400 of the finest Woolens and Novelty patterns ever
seen in this locality. You can make your own choice or we will help you in the
choosing. ROSE & COMPANY stand by their Guaranty to give a "Fit or No
Sale,” and that is
■ . ■ — 1 h
A harmless palatable, vegeta
ble female remedy, for acute and
chronic female diseases,
Menstrual Irregularities,
Exaggerations, Suppressions,
Convulsions, Cramps, Hysterics,
Internal Pains, Nervousness,
Melancholy, Headache
and all Female Disorders.
For full particulars write to
C. F. Simmons Medicine Co.,
St. Louis, Mo.
3T. LOUIS, M0..U.9.A. All letters strictly private.
We take great pleasure in calling >
your attention to our annual stock of Capes, Jackets, Silks, j
Waists and Skirts and Fine Dress Goods. We can surely ,
save you a great deal of money on anything you wish to
purchase Jn our line. And some special bargains in Men's
and Boy’SsSuits. Call and see them and
We have a beautiful line of worsted skirts at any price, j
You should not neglect your duty in supplying yourselves
with all the necessaries that you need in the dry goods line.
Ladies' and Gents' Underwear—you woijld lie surprised to
know how cheap you can buy them at the Chicago Cheap
Store. Don’t miss this great bargain, for the cold weather is
coming and you will be left out of this great off# we give in
your special behalf. Don’t forget the place.
Department of the Interior, Land Office at Lit
tle Rock, Ark., Oct 20, 19UU.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler lius filed notice of his intention to
make final proof in support of his claim, and
that said proof will lie made before the County
Judge of Faulkner County at Conway. Ark., on
Dec. 1, 1900. vis: Will. A. Hinsley, H. I*;. No. 21175
for the S. %. N. K. Sec. 25. T. 6 N,. R 14 W
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence ujiou and cultivation
of said land, via: John Stouc, Wash Greene,
R. B. Towusend, J. I>. Townsend, all of Conwav,
Ark. H. H. Meyers, Register.
Money to Loan
on improved farms, 5, 7 01
years time. Money 011 hat
Address Box 1 io, I.ittle R«
Ark. 2 x -tf

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