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PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY J. W UNDERHILL. MRS. J. W. UNDERHILL THE CONWAY PRINTING CO. Printers and Publishers. Subscription price, $1 a year. Alger will not feel so lonesome now. Hay will soon join him in un - i nnocuous desuetude. De Wet doesn’t seem a bit dis couraged by the great number of British soldiers in South Africa. J ust let him go on capturing a reg iment of the enemy every week and he'll be satisfied. The great need of some protec tion against fire was again empha sized Sunday night. If there had been any provision for fighting fire Mr. Imboden’s house could easily have been saved. If we can’t get water-works we should have a chemical engine, a bucket brigade, or something of the kind. The United States Senate has recently demonstrated that, while the majority or the members of that body are Republicans, they are still Americans. Hay’s treaty with Great Britain, which is noth ing more nor less than a reversion of the Monroe Doctrine, has been defeated and the subservient atti tude of the present administration towards England has been severely rebuked. It is extremely gratify ing to the American people to know that while our president and secre tary of state are Anglomaniacs, their Senate still possesses some of that sentiment which has caused the freebooter of nations to be twice driven from our shores. A Peculiar Sea. Sir John Murray recently showed how remarkably the Black Sea differs from other seas and oceans. A surface current flows continu ously from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean, and an under cur rent from the Mediterranean into the Black Sea. The latter current is salt, and being heavier than the fresh water above it remains stag nant at the bottom. This water will not support life, and theBiack .Sea contains no living inhabitants below the depth of about 100 fath oms. The deeper water w’hen brought to the surface smells ex actly like rotten eggs. Chadwick. Dr. Matthews, of Saltillo, visited here Tuesday. C. H, Jeffries, of Oakland, passed through Chadwick Tues day on his way to Conway with cotton. Claud Flack, his mother and Master James went to Little Rock Tuesday. Col. G. W. Bruce, of Conway, passed through here Monday. Bud Smith has returned from an extended visit to Mississippi. D. G. Harrison and son, James, went to Little Rock Wednesday on business. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jeffries spent Wednesday and Thursday in Lit tle Rock looking up holiday goods. Less Webb, of Cato, was visiting relatives here the latter part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Flavius Martin left Friday afternoon for Sevier county, where they will reside in the future. Will Vestal and mother, Mrs. Ross, of Saltillo, passed through here Tuesday on their way from a visit to relatives in Little Rock. Mr. Henry, the deputy sheriff, was here the first of the week, tacking up notices in regard to tax collecting. Messrs. Brockington and Baren tine left Friday afternoon on a pleasure trip to Litlle Rock. Mr. Burgin has nearly completed his residence and will soon move in. Interest in our school work is growing steadily under the man agement of Miss Bessie Kasterwood. Nearly the full number of pupils in the district have been enrolled. Dec. 13. Cuts and Bruises Quickly Healed. Chamberlain's Pain Balm ap plied to a cut, bruise, burn, scald or like injury will instantly allay the pain and will heal the parts in less time than any other treatment. Unless the irfjury is very severe it will not leave a scar. Pain Balm also cures rheumatism, sprains, swellings and lameness. For sale by W. H. Mrrtin & Co. Lowney’s delicious candies at Caspar’s. 49-3! NEWS OF ARKANSAS. Flrat Biennial Report Filed. The Arkansas railroad commis sion has filed its first biennial re port with the government. The re port shows the following track mileage in the state: Main line, 8,382.65 miles; branches and spurs, 784.75 miles; total, 3,167.4 miles; new line constructed during the year, 181.28. This is the mileage of thirty-nine roads. The total freight and switching earnings for the year in Arkansas were, $4,616,703.57; passenger earnings, $1,928,941.68; total pas senger and freight earnings from operation, $6,545,645.25; operating expenses, $6,744,954.43; net earn ings, $1,160,135.76; deficit from operation, $1,359,444.94. The fol lowing roads show a deficit: Arkan sas Central, $16,222.87; St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern, $744, 152.51; St. Louis Southwestern, $513,384.79; St. Louis & North Arkansas, $9,280.03; Eureka Springs, $12,635.39; Ultima Thule, Arkansas & Mississippi, $13,078.88; White River, Lonoke & Western, $970. The expenses cover inter and intra-state business, and the earnings include intra-state alone. A Strange Case. A strange and most singular vis ion or dream of a sick mother eon fined in a. hospital is reported from Hot Springs. Mrs. Lienen was taken from her home to the Catholic infirmary for treatment. Shortly thereafter her two daughters be came ill, and both died. On the death of the first it was decided not to apprise the mother of it until she got better, but when the second girl died friends called at the in firmary with the intention of convey ing the sad news to her. But to their amazement the mother broached the subject first, saying, “My child ren are both dead and buried; no need of keeping it from me.’’ She then told of a dream in which she was apprised of the deaths. She said slie saw her daughters in her dream lying in their coffins, and then saw the funeral procession to the cemetery as plainly as if she had attended in person. Killed His Father-in-law. The death senteuce of Will Lil lard, colored, who was to have been hanged at Lake Village on the 14th inst., for the murder of Jack An derson, his father-in-law, was com muted to life imprisonment by Act ing Gov. Lawrence. The petition for commutation was signed by the prosecuting attorney and many prominent citizens of Chicot county. It was set forth that Lillard had been badly treated by his stop* father, and that he committed the murder more through fear of his victim than through a spirit of re venge. Shot a Prisoner. Sheriff Kitchens shot and fatally wounded Ed Gatling, colored, at Helena. Gatling had been arrested upon a warrant charging him with stealing cotton, and was turned over to the sheriff by the officer making the arrest, to be lodged in jail. Gatling took advantage of the crowd ed condition of the streets to make a break for liberty. Sheriff Kit chens followed him as fast as he c-ould, warning him to stop or he would shoot. Gatling paid no at tention and the sheriff finally shot him in the shoulder, bringing him to the ground . The ball entered the lung cavity, ranging downward. Frank Marian Under Arrest. Frank Marian, alias Beckley, was arrested near Benton by a deputy United States marshal on the charge of sending obscene matter through the mail. It is alleged that the ac cused addressed obscene epistles to his wife, who resides at Hot Springs, and from whom he separated several months ago. Marian was taken be fore a commission at Hot Springs and bound over to the federal grand jury. An unknown negro was found dead at a railroad camp near Ark adelphia. A Close Race. The contest for marshal for the western district promises to be quite interesting. Hon. Ben Foreman, of Miller county, and Hon. S. F. Stahl, the present incumbent, are candidates for the position, which pays something over $5,000 per year. Chairman Remmel says the state committee will meet at Little Rock early in February, when the matter will be settled. Sentenced to Two Hours. John Lay was convicted before a justice of the peace at Marshall of attempting to bribe his wife and her father and was sentenced to two hours in jail. Lay tried to induce the two above named to leave the county to keep them from testifying in a criminal case. The contract for a new court house at El Dorado has been let. Holiday Announcement C. H. ROBINETTE 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 very fine instru ments and invite everyone interested in 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 3 me. For extra letters the charge is only 5c each. Important Ruling From Supreme Court. In the case of .Tames vs. State, ap pealed from Chicot circuit court, the supreme court last week render ed a decision on a question of gen eral interest. James was tried and convicted of murder and sentenced to be hanged. It was discovered that Felix Lawson, a member of the jury, had failed to pay his poll tax, and upon this ground the de fense appealed, contending that the s. id Lawson, from having failed to pay his poll tax, was not a qualified juior. Mr. J ustiee Hughes ren dered the opinion of court, which follows': “This objection comes too late— after verdict. It is not shown or contended that the juror was prej udiced; that he was corrupt or had oeen bribed, or anything of tha1 kind, and only the technical objec tion is made that he had not paid his poll tax. Even if the failure to nay his poll tax had been a disqual ification as a juror—which wo do not decide—still the objection should have been made to the juror before he was accepted as such. It is not shown that appellant cross examined the juror Lawson on voir dire, or that he was challenged for cause or peremptorily. It was not attempted to be shown that the ap pellant was prejudiced in any man ner by the presence of this juror Lawson upon the jury.” Section 4 tin 5 of the digest provides ttinl “no person shall be qualified lo .-•cm as a grand juryman unless lie is an elector and a citizen of the county :ii which lie may be called to serve, temperate and of good behavior.” Section provides that “no person shall serve as a petit juror who is related to either party of the suit within the fourth degree cf consanguinity or affinity.” Sec tion provides that “no verdict shall be void or voidable because my of the jurymen fail to possess any of the qualifications required in this chapter; nor shall exceptions be taken to any juryman for that cause, after lie is taken on the jury and sworn as a juryman.” “The auios posn OAiiq pjnoqs yuiqpddn diligence to ascertain the qualifica tions of the juror before accepting him as one of the jury, and having failed to do so, and no prejudice appearing, his objection, after ver dict, comes too late.” CJ1A1 8 T H. X m Bun tha _s91,10 Kind You Haw Always Bought Mr Pugs at the Springs. . Savs a dispatch from llot Springs: The pugilistic season will open here in two weeks with a contest of twenty rounds between Jack Bonner and Jim Seanlan, under the auspices of the Hot Springs Athletic associa tion in its arena at Whittington park. Bonner has offered to fight Seanlan, ami arrangements are now in progress for the match. The Hot Springs Athletic assoeition is in receipt of inquiries from pugilists all over the country, and the game promises a full share of attention in sporting circles this winter. Awarded Damages. Tn Pulaski circuit court J. II Gunn, administrator of the estate of W. S. Yowell, was awarded $3,500 against the St. Louis Iron Moun tain & Southern railroad. In Aug ust, 1899, Yowell, who was in the employ of -the railroad on a wrecking train, was killed by contact with a wire of the light and water com pany, which was stretched across the railway track in Pine Bluff, being thrown to the ground from the derrick upon which he tvas working. He left two children in Illinois and J..H. Gunn was appointed adminis trator. Disastrous Explosion. The store house of W. W. Han kins, two miles south of Pine Bluff, was completely wrecked by the ex plosion of a keg of powder. Two small bovs, Joe Hankins, a son of the proprietor, and Jim Kelly, were playing in the rear of the building when one of them dropped a lighted match in a keg of powder. The ex plosion which followed carried the hoys through the roof and they were afterward found near l;v, terribly burned. J. F. Bono, a -planter, who was passing the store, was badly hurt l>v living debris. Dates For H iding Court. Congressman \V. L. Terry has introduced a bill in the house pro 'idi.'g for the holding of circuit and district courts in the eastern district of Arkansas as follows: For the western district at Little Hock on the first Monday in April and the third Monday in Oetobei. For the eastern district, at Helena, on the second Mondays in March and October. For the northern di vision at Ba.tesj.vilie, on the fourth Momlay in May and the second Monday in December. Capes, Cloaks and Clothing! The New «£ Bargain Store . i— Found a Gold Nujget. Porrv Huff, of l^nlBnd county, while' walking aver a tract of -land several miles northwest of Hot Springs, found a piece of wnite cpu.rtz in a small creek containing ^ a nugget of almost pare gold, the ; value pf which has been placed by experts' at $5. The discovery has cHated much excitement. BRIEF MENTION. T. ,T. Forden, of near Hardy, was thrown hv a vicious horse and killed. Judge T. C. Board, a prominent citizen of Tionoke, is dead. He was 73 years old. The Bank of Evening Shade, at the town of that name, will open for business Jan. 1. John Duke was fatally injured by a delayed dynamite blast at a mine near Eureka Springs. The gin building of Sid Wood, near Sarassas Landing, Jefferson county, was burned. Loss. $3,000. The senate has confirmed the ap peintme,nt of lion. 11. II. Myers to j lie register of the land office at Little Rock. This is the season of weddings, j and consequently the ministers and i lieon~e clerks are enjoying pros perity. The Tattle Rock city council offers to donate the site for a federal jail should congress decide to locate one at that place. John Whitford, 00 years of age, was found dead in the depot waiting room at Newport. His death was due to alcoholism. The machinists on the Cotton Belt railway have been granted, an increase in wages from $3 to $3.50 per day of ton hours. Flippin Hill was convicted at Texarkana of the murder of his brother and sentenced to twenty-one years in the penitentiary. Rev. R. S. James, rector of the Episcopal church at Eureka Springs, was stricken with paralysis on the 10th and is now helpless. The little child of Green Ward low, of near Texarkana, was fa tally burned by its clothing becom ing ignited from a fireplace. J. B. Good bar, of Memphis; E. C. Goddard and C. M. Coburn, of Bos ton, were convicted at Wynne for hunting in this state without a li cense. During the season just closed 90, 000 bushels of green apples, 552,000 pounds of evaporated apples and thirty-seven cars of strawberries were shipped from the town of Rogers. All stories of the alleged absorp tion of the Little Rock & Hot •springs Western railroad by the Missouri Pacific are positively de nied by. the officers of the former company. The 11 -year-old daughter of An thony Shopped, residing near Stutt gart, died last week from the effect of injuries received in the cyclone which passed over that section about a month ago. At a meeting of Bishop Fitz gerald’s consulters of the Catholic diocese of Arkansas and Indian Ter ritory, Rev. J. E. Worded, of Jones boro, was (diosen as bishop eonsulter, vice-Rev. Smythc, deceased. Judge Duflie, of Garland county, declares slot machines shall not be operates in Hot Springs, and that upon information filed in his court, he will order every such device found in a public place burned in the street by the officers. Postofliees have been established in this state and postmasters ap pointed ns follows: Kyle, Critten den county. Mollis Washburn, post mistress; Pruitt, Boone county, Jo seph H. Pruitt, postmaster. The taxable property of this st. te increased in value from 1890 to 1900, according to reports in the state auditor’s office, about two mil lion dollars, the figures for 1 S“() be ing $179.1'; 1,998. against $189,999. 050 for 1900. OAHTORIA. Bear, the /i The Kind You Have Always Bought Notice of Stockholders Meeting. Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Stockholders of the Bank of Conway will be held at their office in the town of Conway, Arkansas, on Monday, Jan. 7, 1901, for the purpose ot electing sevetijdirectors, and the transaction of such other Business as may come j before the meeting. L. H. Pvi,E, Ass'l Cashier. Conway, Ark., Dec. n, 1900. Three Engines for Sale. I have for sale at a bargain on I terms to suit the purchaser, three ! steam engines in good condition. ! Two of these engines are 20 H. I*, j each and the other is 25 H. P. Also one Kingsland & Douglass' saw-rig and one first-class wood! lathe. Address or call on mg at Conway, Ark. 7tf H. L,. Thompson. MSTMK For Infants and tlhilAren. The Kind You Have" Always Bought 1 Bears the Signature Promotes Digestion.Cheerfui- j ness and Rest.Contains neither nf Opium,Morphine nor Mineral. wi HotHarcotic. /toy* of OMDr SAMUEL PITCHER j ihtmpkm (W* v Mx.Smnm * 1 I flaw?- ( I In ) linn A perfecl Remedy for Constipa- V W W Ron,SourStomach.Diarrhoea _ _ jffjjfcfe1 Worms .Convulsions .Feverish- ■ LAP IlllAP ness and LOSS OF SLEEP. Hj | (J | U V UI Facsimile Signature of EH # - sirs. I Thirty Years | ■MHlnicTnnii EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER. I II 1 I I HH “wv-w -ymk cipit.ua company, an YONN cit*. T C*r A JOB—Because the advertisement called for “a well-dressed * young man” and the applicant who answered it wore an ill-fitting Suit that made him look like a back number. He wouldn't do. J rvCT A WIFE—Because the girl was a good dresser and she found 1 fau]t with her “steady” on account of bis jay make-up. He did not know any better, but the girl did, so they quarreled and that settled it. T A GOOD DISPOSITION—Because the man formed a habit of vVO A getting into a rage and swearing, every morning, at the way the Tailor cut his trousers. He had never found the right kind of a Tailor. EVERYTHING finally turned out all right, however, for these gentlemen lived in a town where | ROSE & COMPANY OF CHICAGO appointed an Agent to handle their Sample Book,'and they all ordered their Suits from it. After that they were considered the three best dressed gentlemen in the county. We are placing orders for these fine made-to-measure Suits and will be pleased to show Samples to the men of this city. No need to go to Chicago to have your measure taken. J. N. SIMPSON & SONS, CONWAY, ARKANSAS. The old reliable Liver Medi cine, it will cure voU just as it did your father and grandfathers before you. For Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Sick Headache and all diseases of the liver. Refuse all imitations or substi utes, nothing is the same and nothing else is as good. Ab you value your health, see that the package has on it the picture of Dr. M. A. Simmons. Manufactured only by C. F. Simmons Medicine'Co., St Louis, Mo. NO OTHKK IS GENUINK. GREAT B RGAINS FOR DECEMBER! We take great pleasure iu calling your attention to our annual stock of Capes, Jackets, Silks, Waists and Skirts and Fine Dress Goods. We can surely save you a great deal of money on anything you wish to purchase in our line. And some special bargains in Men’s and Boy's Suits. Call and see them and GET YOUR MONEYS WORTH! vs--—-- —.. „ . . .. i ■ ■ a We have a beautiful line of worsted skirts at any price. 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 would 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 offer we give in your special behalf. Don't forget the place. CHICAGO CHEAP STORE OPPOSITE THE POST-OFFICE. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION, No. 9514 Department n( the Interior, Laud Office at Lit tle Roet, Aik .Oct. A), PH) Notice is hereby given that the following named settler lias hied notice of his intention to 'bake fiual proof in support of his claim, amt that said proof will be made before the Count v Judge m Faulkner County at Conway. Ark , nil Dee. 1. wpo, via; Win A Hinsh-y, It, K No ’1175 for the S. %. N. 1; ij. See. IS. T ti N.. K. 14 W He mimes the iollowing witnesses to prove Ills eontiiiuous residence; upon and cultivation if said laud. Vis: John stone, Wash tlreelie, k. 11. Townsend. J 1>. Townsend, all of Cotiwuy. H. H. Mi l has Register. Money to Loan on improved farms, 5, 7 or 10 ] years time. Money on hand, j Address liox 110, Little Rock, Ark. 21-tf I