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Log Cabin Democrat
PUBLISHED WEEKLY* "Y THE CONWAY PRINTING CO. Frank E. Rubins, Editor. bi INSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAR. Invariably in Advance. Entered at the Postoffice at Conway. Ark os second-class mail matter. Will INVESTIGATE INSURANCE AGENTS I _ COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY STATE COMMISSIONER OF UNAUTHORIZED FIRE RISK COMPANIES. Little Rock, June 18.—The state in surance commissioner calls attention of the public to the fact that a great many complaints are being received of unauthorized agents writing insur ance in unauthorized companies in va rious parts of the state. It is re quested that as a matter of self pro tection, everybody should determine whether an agent soliciting business is authorized, and if not to report him to the department. The penalty for the writing of wild-cat insurance is $500 for each policy written. The department recently secured the indictment of E. W. Erickson of Little Rock on four counts for writing insurance without authority, and he is on $4,000 bond awaiting trial at the next term of court. He is an au thorized agent of the Pacific Mutual Life, but it is charged that he has been writing fire insurance for the Pass City Underwriters of El Paso, handled by Chas. T. List & Co., also the International Underwriters and the Northern Fire of North Dakota, which are unauthorized companies, so far as Arkansas is concerned. Reports have also been received that the Equity Fire Insurance Co. of Sioux City, Iowa, also an unauthoriz ed company, has been writing busi ness in the state. It is the policy of the department to prosecute all viola tions of the law. DECISIONiEXPECIED IN FRANCHISE CASE Little Rock, June 19.—A decision in the St. Ixmis, Southwestern rail road franchise tax is expected in the , supreme court of the United States an Monday morning. Upon the de cision of this court depends the en-' tire franchise tax system of the state. All railroads and large corporations,1 with she exception of the Cotton Belt, railroad, paid this tax. The rail road has not paid for three years, op posing the payment during the term of Hal L. Norwood as attorney gen eral. He filed suit and the supreme jourt of Arkansas sustained the val idity of the act. The fact that most large corporations readily complied with the law, shows that their attor neys believed the act to be legal, con sequently the supreme court of the United States is expected by most Arkansans to sustain the measure. PETITION FOR NEW PAVING DISTRICT The first, petition asking the city aouncil for the organization of a street improvement district for the p —pose of macadamizing East Oak, •11 and a portion of Center was circulated by Dr. George own today and 14 signatures, | four more than is required by law were secured by him with little ef fort. It is intended to improve this street by laying crushed stone to a depth of about eight inches about 16 feet in width in the center of the street. These streets last winter were in the worst condition of almost any in the city, and it is thought that practically every property owner in the district will favor the improve ment. The petition will be presented to the council at its next meeting. After the passage of an ordinance formally creating the district, it will be neces sary- to circulate a second petition, which must bear the signatures of a majority in value of the property ow-ners. When the second petition is filed the council will appoint commis sioners to supervise the improvement. SECOND MORTGAGE SCHOOL BOND FILED From Tuesday'* Daily. The minutes of the meeting of the Conway school board of May 20, at which a second mortgage for $23,000 was placed against the school prop erty here, have been filed for record in the office of Circuit Clerk J. H. Hartje. The First National Bank of Fort Smith is made trustee for the bondholders. Under the terms of the contract a building fund is to be set aside out of the revenues of the school district, amounting to $1-380 interest and $134 principal for the years 1914 to 1929, inclusive, and $2,000 a year principal, together with the interest for the years 1930 to 1938, inclusive, with a final payment of $3,000 and in terest in 1939. The proceeds of the bond issue are to be applied to retirement of an old second mortgage bond issue of about $8,700, the balance to be used in im provements of the school building. STATE NATIONAL BANK IS BEING INVESTIGATED NO EXCITEMENT PREVAILS AND DEPOSITORS EXPECT TO BE PAID IN FULL. Little Rock, June 23.—National Bank Examiner Smith, designated for that duty by the comptropelled of the currency, is investigating the I affairs of the State National Bank, which closed its doors last Saturday. No statement of the condition of its affairs has been made public since the last report in March, and it is known that there has been a consid erable change since that in its affairs, particularly in the amount of its de posits. The closing of this.bank has caused no excitement whatever, as many of the banks had been expecting it, and it has occasioned no particular sur prise among the people, who had sus pected for some time that it was “shaky." Many interests have money tied up in the bank, among them the city of Little Rock, which has a bal ance of over $20,000 in its vaults. The bank was the depository of the city treasurer, Claude Ringo, but the city is amply protected by bond. It is generally believed that the bank will, in time, pay dollar for dollar all its depositors. WALDEN—M'C AN DLESS. W. A. Walden and Miss Myrtle Mc Candless of Naylor were married yes terday morning at the home of James Prothro in this city, County Judge .T. W. Holt pronouncing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Walden will make their home at Naylor. G. D~E. HALLMAN. rom Saturday'* Dally. G. D. E. Hallman, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hallman, died yesterday afternoon at his home near Wooster. Burial was in Shady Grove cemetery this afternoon. The Bell Telephone and The Rural School WHEN the roads are bad the schoolhouse is sometimes closed for several days. The teacher gets word to the children by Bell Telephone and saves them a fruitless journey. The Bell Telephone on the plantation is a great convenience. % Have you a Bell Telephone on your plan tation? The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company G. W. SAMMONS, Manager, Conway, Ark. 'UNIVERSITY BOARD Of TRUSIEES MEET MORE AID FROM GOV’T FRANK PACE SUCCCEEDS C. C REID AS MEMBER OF BOARD. Little Rock, June 1*.—A meeting of the board of trustees of the Uni versity of Arkansas was held today in the department of education. The teachers were not elected, as under the new plan of the board, the teach ers and other employes of the institu tion hold during good behavior or un til they die or resign. There are sev-1 eral vacancies to fill, caused by resig nations. President r utrell and Dean Nelson of the agricultural college, who have been in Washington, were present, and made some important reports and recommendations. The purpose of the visit by .Messrs. Futrell and Nelson to Washington was to confer with the agricultural department over a new system of agricultural aid. They se cured an additional $ 10,000 to be used in farm demonstration and institute work, and this is to be increased an nually until in the course of a few years it will reach 3100,000. It is al so planned to co-ordinate more closely the farm demonstration work with the work of the college of agricultui'e at the University. It did not become known until yes terday that former Congressman C. C. Reid of Little Rock resigned 10 days ago as a member of the board of trustees and that Frank Pace of the Little Rock bar had been appointed as his successor from the Fifth dis trict. Mr. Pace is serving on the board for the first time today. The resignation of Mr. Reid was due to the pressure of private business, which made it impossible for him to devote sufficient time to the work of the board. Mr. Reid had been a mem ber two years. NEW CONWAY PHONE DIRECTORY IS ISSUED The new directory of the South western Telegraph and Telephone Company has been delivered to the subscribers in Conway by Manager., G. W. Sammons. The new directory is attractive in appearance and con tains all the changes and corrections in listings that have been made since the last directory was printed. The number of new names appear ing in the list would indicate that there are constant additions to the number of subscribers in Conway and vicinity and the telephone develop ment is continuous. The Southwestern Company has evolved a plan whereby it furnishes telephone tervice to farmers and oth er rural residents on an economical basis. As a result the telephone is now the rule, rather than the excep tion, on the farm and farmers in all sections of the state are installing tel eprones in their homes. The plant of the Southwestern Company in Conway is maintained at a high state of efficiency and the sub scribers are well satisfied with the service they are securing. LITTLEtROCK TOlPUSH WATER COMPANY SUIT COUNCIL DECIDES NOT TO AC CEPT COMPROMISE WITH CORPORATION. Little Rock, June 23.—The city is not disposed to yield any advantage it may pain in pushing a suit against the Arkansaw Water Company for the annulment of its charter, even to the extent of forcing a receivership. This is the attitmde of the mayor and the council, who ar» back of City Attorney Mehaffy in his efforts o force the water company to comply with the terms of its franchise. The water company is seeking to compromise on the ground that it is expending several thousand dollars in the betterment of its plant, which, it is claimed, will increase its efficiency in the quantity and quality of water provided. The city officials contend that the company, which has 1* years yet to run, is not living up to its contract, and that it must do so or forfeit its charter. Mayor Taylor and man\ members of the council are in favor of municipal ownership of the water works under proper safeguards and restrictions, especially if the bond amendment prevails in September, which now seems assured. WHITLEY CASE IN SUPREME COURT Little Rock, June 19.—The case of Jesse Whitley of Prairie county has reached the supreme court, the tran script on appeal having been filed ! Thursday. Whitley was convicted of ' murder in the second degree for the killing of a young man named Munn on the streets of Des Arc last De cember. The killing was the result of rivalry between the two men for ■the affections of a young woman of I D:s Arc. LOCAL MASONS GO TO NAYLOR TODAY The cornerstone for the new church iand Masonic hall at Naylor, 18 miles least of Conway, will be laid this after moon by members of Green Grove lodge No. 107, Free and Accepted Ma sons, acting as the grand lodge of Arkansas. J. R. Donnell will act as master of* ceremonies. The address for the occasion will be delivered by Pres. J. J. Doyne of the State Normal. Among those from the Conway lodge who are in attendance are Judge W. B. Wilson, J. R. Donnell, Judge J. W. Holt, Judge W. H. Duncan, Sol Glenn, J. E. Little, Pres. J. J. Doyne, J. M. c. Yaughter, X. J. .uurpny, sam aar ason. J. B. Higgins and R. T. John son. The party left Conway in auto mobiles at 5 o'clock this morning and will return tonight. A picnic is being held at Naylor today and a large crowd is present. SENSATIONAL SERMON AT GREENBRIER SUNDAY What is announced as a “sensation al sermon," will be delivered at Green brier Sunday morning by Rev. A. G, Jeffries of Peniel, Texas, who is con ducting a Holiness revival at that place. Rev. Jeffries' subject will be “The Signs of the Times and the Near Second Coming of Christ," and it is said that he will make some astonish ing declarations on this great subject. At night he will preach on “The Un pardonable Sin. ' The meeting has been in progress at Greenbrier since Friday night ot last week. Great interest has been aroused and it is said that many of the citizens have practically stopped work in order to devote all their time to the services. Rev. Jeffries will leave aftei Sunday night, but it is probable that the meeting will be continued indefi nitely. POSTMASTERSHIP AS BALM TO JOHNSTON DISAPPOINTED CANDIDATE FOR MARSHAL MAY GET FORT SMITH JOB. As a balm for the wounded feeling of Col. “Bill" Johnston of Fort Smith, whom Senator Clarke turned down for the post of United States marshal, a Washington dispatch to the Gazette this morning intimates that he may be given the Fort Smith postmaster ship. As was expected when the long withheld federal patronage was given out, the appointments are stirring up a merry little war in the ranks of the Clarke supporters in the Border City, all of which is somewhat amusing to the innocent bystanders. Referring to a conference said to have been held in St. Ixiuis Sunday, the Fort Smith Times-record1 of Tuesday says: With the “disappearance” of CoL Bill Johnston from Fort Smith Sun day Dame Rumor attached his name as “some of the friends” with whom Congressman Wingo conferred rela tive to the postmastership appoint ment which has been held up since February. Col. Johnston, whom Sen ator James P. Clarke relegated to the ‘ has been” class when he learned Senator Robinson had selected John ston for United States marshal of Western Arkansas on condition that Congressman Wingo name “Buddy Oglesby as postmaster, returned to Fort Smith I uesaay morning. It is said that Congressman Wingo telegraphed Col. Johnston Saturday night to meet him in St. Louis Sun day night, Mr. Wingo hastening to that city from Washington. It is also reported that Mr. Wingo telegraphed one of his chief political lieutenants, to accompany Mr. Johnston, but the aforesaid lieutenant refused. The rumor that Col. Johnston was to have a hand in the selection of a Fort Smith postmaster, coupled with the report that he now wants the office for his son, Roy, dt^possibly himself, has caused a lot of Democrats to do a whole lot of cussing. NATIONAL LECTURER OE FARMERS’ UNION HERE O. F. Dornblaser, national lecturer of the Farmers’ Union, opened a series of lectures in Arkansas at Cy press Valley, near Yilonia, this after 'noon, the subject of his address being “Farm Life and the Economic Ele ments which Affect It. Mr. Dorn blaser speaks Thursday at 2 p. m., at Brown Schoolhouse and at 8 p. m. at Holland. APPOINTED CARRIER. Thomas E. Wofford was yesterday appointed carrier for Rural Route No. 3 out of Mt. Vernon, according to a Washington dispatch to the Gazette. STUDENTS ENGAGING ROOMS. Prof. M. J. Russell stated today !that rooms in the Hendrix College ! dormitories are being rapidly taken, THIS SPACE t IS FOR THE ( CHILDREN WE want you to know about the CHILDREN'S CHAUTAUQUA.' WE think you’ll like it better than the BIG FOLKS’ CHAU TAUQUA. Your Chautauqua will be held at the grounds in the mornings, and it s free to all the boys and girls who want to come. There will be all kinds of the finest games and stones as well as other things, something different every morning for all kinds of boys and girls. Every afternoon, too, there will be more good things for the very little folk. We want vou to come to the CHILDRENS CHAUTAUQUA. This }.j> your invitation ‘Don't F crget IMPORTANCE OF HIE MTV FAIR SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED PROGRESSIVE FARMER EDITO RIAL TELLS WHY IT SHOULD BE SUPPORTED. Inasmuch as the Faulkner county fair last year incurred a deficit, and it was only through the enterprise of the board of directors that it was de cided to continue the annual event, the following editorial from the Pro gressive Farmer, the leading agricul tural journal of the south, is worthy of a careful reading by every Faulk ner county citizen: Once again we urge the importance of the county fair. ‘‘But why a fair?” someone asks. Oh, well, why any ef fort for the good of the county or the state? For though the fairs^ both county and state, are for the most part organized as private associa tions, they generally represent praise worthy patriotism on the part of the backers, and too often their reward is only the privilege of going down into their pockets to meet some defi ciency occasioned, in part perhaps, | by your failure to make an exhibit or to attend. The answer in brief as to why you should have a fair is, for the public good—for giving individuals new ideals and for stimulating com munity pride. But these fairs are social organiza tions as well, and so helpful in this respect that it is questionable wheth er in any other way they serve so large a purpose. Bringing together the representatives of every township ot some central place like the county seat leads the people to know one an other, a knowledge as powerful with the community as the “know thyself” with the individual. They are like wise educational. The average fair, county or state, has something for the visitor who goes with his eyes open and mind alert. Moreover, our fairs are putting larger stress on these educational fea tures each year. The midway is les sening, the gambling devices and those who play there are on the de crease, and the drinking places have gone or are going. This new order of things means much for the larger fairs, but more for the smaller ones, which have suffered from the false mpression that special attractions beyond their financial reach were nec ssary to their success. Numerous most successful county fairs were .eld last year with their agricultural, ducational, and livestock exhibits for their sole drawing cards. If your county isn’t in line with the progressive counties with fairs, why not you and your neighbor get busy at once? By a little determined ef fort on the part of all classes, you may have a fair yet—may at least make a good start in 1914, and do better next year. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Dr. J. E. McMahan to George T. Fiddler, lot 6, block 3 and lot 6, block 2, Clifton’s addition, consideration $1,100. _ . j . . S' SCHOOL FOR PANGBURN. Heber Springs, -June The Board of Directors of the Pangburn special school district yesterday awarded the contract for the erec tion of the new $10,000 school build ing to H. L. King, formerly of Heber Springs. The building will be two stones high, with six class rooms and a large auditorium on the second floor. It will be fitted with the most modern school furniture and fixtures and will be heated with steam and lighted by electricity. The structure will be of brick, concrete and stone. The contract calls for the completion of the building in time for the open ing of the school next September. FUTRELL MAY NOT ACT. Little Rock, June 22.—There is as yet no information at the governor’s office whether or not Senator J. Marion Futrell of Paragould will come to act as Governor during the absence of Gov. Hays on his trip to the Panama Exposition. He has no tified Private Secretary Stewart of his intentions. There are no impor tant questions demanding his, atten tion at this time, and he may not comic unless tie is needed. MARRIAGE LICENSES. J R. Coltum, 24, and Sadie E. Dil lon, 19, Chadwick. William Thomas Henderson, 25, San Antonio, Texas, and Zada Lee Craig, 22, Conway. flRSlliiONlF NEW PAPtR OUT Little Rock, June 19.—The first is sue of Arkansas Progress, the new reform weekly, has just appeared. It is “A weekly magazine devoted to the material and moral welfare of Ar kansas." It is published by the De velopment Publishing Company, with J. R. Taylor, for many years editor of the Paragould Soliphone, as editor and George Thornburgh, secretary treasurer. It is announced that the paper will he strictly non-sectarian and non-partisan. , nice shower falls here. A nice shower fell at Conway short ly after 3 o’clock this afternoon, laying tlie dust and cooling the atmosphere. I he appearance of the clouds, how ever. did not indicate that the shower covered a very large area. Mrs. Jack Barnes and daughter, Miss .Myrtle, are visiting in Kansas City, Mo. I LAGLe eye salVL I GOOD FOR THE EYES-AND EYES ONLY E lGLi: KIES? J>o .tom 111 I11I4 Unit niUrry, mattery pxvs arc natural? ■<<> you believe . **m* •tjen, urannlntetl lltln. poor alKlil. u mu I In.. arc ualural? line g fK.l i; Kl'i: Mi l I. and you liave I Wl*' Ey es lignin. 5 h or Sale by Greeson Drug Co.