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Vol. ^ Ozark, Arkansas, July 26; 1915. No. 104 _____1__________:__ From Kie McLaughlin Dear Editor:—Please allow me space in your paper for a few words. I notice some one is continually writing about the Neal McLaughlin case, and it looks, like they are trying to give him the worst of it. I no tice the writer was very care ful to get this part in, that the supreme court affirmed the de cision of the lower court, when he knows well enough that the supreme court said that Neal McLaughlin's case could not be decided there, because the bill of exceptions was not gotten in * in the time prescribed, which was thirty days. Then when he speaks of Martha By ford the woman who swore that Neal McLaughlin assaulted her. he calls her a young girl, when he knows she swore that she was twenty-two .years old. Now this is what I have to say. If he intends to give us a fair deal why doesn’t he sign his name so the people will know where this hot air is coming from. Kie McLaughlin. School Reunion Program for the second annual reunion of teachers and pupils at Stone Hill, Aug. 21, 1915. Opening Song at 9:30 a. m. Prayer, C. C. Denniston. Object of Meeting. H. A. Nickell; Chairman. Welcome Address, B. S. Wil liams. Response, W. R. James. Childrens Exercise conducted by W. 1. Agee. Dinner. Address, H. R. Winn, of Okla homa City, Okla. Song, "Forty Years Ago, Dear Tom." Short talks by teachers. Address, John G. Lieber, of Muskogee, Okla. Song, "The School House on the Hill." Address, "The School of To morrow," W. 1. Agee. Song, "God be with You Till We Meet Again.” Come, bring your basket well fillfed and we'll spend another day at "The School House on the HiU.’’ Rights for cold drink stands, $2.50 W. W. Moore. Secty. Com. When you hear of the illness of an acquaintance, don’t neg lect some pleasant courtesy—a cheering call, a clutter of bright floorers, a jolly little note, or even a telephone message of in quiry, showing your interest and j^oed will. Such things help to shorten the tedious hours of ill neht, and—you may be next! « J. B. Lawrence Dead Died suddenly at the home of his son, A. L. Lawrence, near ! Anice, John B. Lawrence, age, 83 years and 2 months. Mr. Lawrence was born in Georgia in 1832. Married to Julia Ann Thacker in 1853. Ten children were born to them, nine of which lived to be grown, seven sons and two daughters. Came to Arkansas in 1857 set j tling in Searcy County, moved to Franklin County near Anice in 1876. In 1863 he enlisted in ! the 46th Missouri Vol. U. S. A. in 1863, serving until the end of the war when he was honor ably discharged. He was stricken with appo plexy sometime in the night of the 20th. When the family arose Wednesday morning he was unconscious and died at 11: 20 a. m. He was buried at Browns Chapel Thursday at 3 p. m. Elder Frank O’Neal officiat ing. There was a large attend ance considering the short notice at the grave. Mr. Lawrence joined the Primitive Baptist Church in 1872. Was a good neighbor and highly respected by all who knew him. A Friend. John Wesley Adams Died July 19. 1915. Brother Adams was born Sept. 12. 1839. has lived in Franklin County for a number of years, became a member of the Methodist Church in the year 1895, having lived a consistant Christian up to the time of his death and being con scious of his departure he ex pressed a willingness to die, and requested that one of the sweet songs of Zion be sung. The de ceased was buried at the Belt graveyard July 2lstat 12 o’clock. The funeral services were con ducted by Rev. T. J. Hobbs. Meeting At Hickory Grove Rev. T. J. Hobbs will begin a meeting at Hickory Grove next Friday night, July 30th Every body is cordially invited. ■■■■■ - —— ... CARD OF THANKS Words cannot express the depth of appreciation with which we recall the many kindnesses of friends and neighbors shown us during the illness and death of our dear husband and son, particularly do we wish to ex press our gratitude to those who showed their sympathy to us, and regard for our dead boy in so many ways, for the beautiful floral emblems which were seat, and every kind word, we thank you. Mrs. W. A. Nickell, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Nickell | Act No. 338 I Provides for the creation of road improvement districts in the state of Arkansas for the purpose of building, construct itg and maintaining the high ways of the state. County courts must make orders for said districts. Owners of pro perty may appeal from judgment of County Court, but appeal shall not delay progress of work already commenced. Districts organized shall be considered as a body politic and corporate. Commissioners shall organize by electing officers, and shall take oath of office. May call upon State Highway Engineer for as sistance in preparing plans, etc. and may borrow money for the purpose of construction. Board of assessors to be named by the County Court, said assessors to assess benefits and damages and to have the same advertised. Aggrieved land owners may ap peal to the Circuit Court. Pro perty not included in district may be included in assessment if boundaries are extended to include said lands. Commission ers are authorized to alter plans of improvement at any time, and assessments may be raised or lowered and reassessments' of benefits may be made. Taxes levied on property in district shall be a lien upon all property within the district. Local as sessments of benefits shall be paid in annual installments and collector of taxes shall collect taxes provided for herein as other taxes are collected. No money is to be paid out except upon order of the board. Funds of the district are to be deposited in the bank paying the highest rate of interest. If first tax levied proves insufficient for the purpose for which it is levied, additional levy may be made. In the matter of collecting de linquent taxes, land may be sold for taxes, and the act prescribes manner in which suits may be brought for the collection of said taxes. Commissioners are authorized to issue bonds or other evidences of debt, and may advertise for bids on work of improvement; may purchase material and employ agents. Assessments may be levied and tax collected so long as necess ary to pay bonds on other obli gations. Commissioners shall file annual statement with coun ty clerk. Commissioners and assessors not liable for damages. Unlawful for board or other officers to pledge bonds. Route of road may be changed under _1. •_ __1'A.i_ _ in uun tuiiuiuuua. v/nucia ui | real property may have assess I merits made by a jury if they so desire. No appeal allowed to delay progress of work. County Court shall be open at all times for the purjiose of making orders or entering judgments, and in junctions shall not be allowed to delay progress of work; and this act does not repeal any special acts providing for the creation of special road improve | ment districts. Sections 39 to 77 j of Act 303 of the Acts of 1913 I repealed. Act in force from passage. Approved March 30, 1915. The above road law explains in detail the plain for forming the road improvment district along the Huntsville, Kingston and Watalula roads. Below we give the location of the road, the land affected by it and the total valuation according to the assessor's books. The following described land: beginning at the SE corner of the SW SW of sec. 26, Tp. 10 N. of R. 27 W. (this being on the [ north side of the town of Ozark) Co. K s Shooting Score The local company of Arkan sas National Guards developed some good soldiers at their re cent shoot at Little Rock if you judge by their shooting score. In the past we have never had even a marksman, while this year we have seven marksmen, five sharpshooters, and one ex pert rifleman. The latter, Sam Warner, will probably go to Jacksonville, Fla. to a big shoot with the Regulars. Below are the scores: Possible 250 at 200 and 300 yards rapid fire, and 300-500-600 yards slow fire. Sam C. Warner, 1st sgt., Expert Rifle man 217. Turney Williams. Corp., sharp shooter 208. Jacob A. Johnston. 1st lieut., sharpshooter 203. M. H. Guthrie, pvt., sharp shooter 197. Ernest Rose, artificer, sharp shooter 193. Andrew B. Collins. 2nd lieut. Sharpshooter 191. Leslie Sasser, pvt., marksman 194. James P. King, Jr., marksman 172. VST a * n » I ▼?. in. Drawer pvi marKs man 171. Francis M. Edwards eapt marksman 169. Charles C. Johnson pvt marks man 164. Ray E. Price serg. marksman 160. Avo Lawless serg. marksman 164. SECOND CLASS RIFLEMAN Possible 225 at 200 to 500 yards slow and rapid. Bert Davis 143. Riley Edgin 143. Fred Smith 136. Claude Taylor 134. FOR CANNING BEANS In the last issue of The Spec tator I saw a request for a recipe for canning beans. I have can ned a good many and have not lost any this year. I gather my beans early while the dew is still on, so they are are nice, tender, and crisp; string, snap, and wash them, pack in jars. To a quart I put one tablesoonful of good vinegar, one teaspoonful salt, and boil one hour each day for three suc cessive days, seal (each day), place in a dark cool place. Be f.* min t* 11 t Li* Ln KLI 4*43 ah# with a knife blade. Try this and see if you can’t have green beans next Christ mas. Hubby’s Pet. Calumet Baking Powder 19c At The Fair running thence East ljf miles, thence North 2 miles, thence East 1 mile, thence North 1 mile, thence East ene-half mile, thence North 1£ miles, thence East 1J miles, thence North one half mile, thence East 2 miles to the Johnson County line, thence North on county line 4 miles, thence West 4 miles, thence South 1 mile, thence West 1 mile, thence South 2 miles, thence West 1 mile, thence South 2 miles, thence West three-fourths of a mile, thence South 2 miles, thence East one half mile to the place of begin ning' This boundary includes NJ Sec. 3 and 4. SW* of Sec. 4 WJ of Sec. 9, all of Sec. 5, 6, 7. 8, 17, 18. 19. 30 in Tp. 10 N. of R. 26 West, and all of secs. 13, 14, 15, 16. 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 26. 27, 28, 29, 31, 32. 33, 34. 35. and 36 in Tp. 11 N. of R 26 W E* of sec. 12 and 13, and all of sec. 24 and 25, and Ei of 5ec. 23 and 26 inTp. ION. ooR. 27 W., mak in all 21440 acres, more or leas. L. H. Moore To Speak Here Louis H. Moore will deliver an address on Loyalty to One Another, or, Conserving Our Resources, at the Court House on Aug. 10th. Stores will be closed during the speeking. Mr. Moore has recently deliv ered this address at several towns in Western Arkansas where he received milfch favor able comment. Thru Mr. Moore’s speaches the merchants are promoting an effective campaign against the mail order houses. An effort is being made and will probably be successful, to give a free mov ing picture show, and other en tainment just after the speak ing. Bring your family and come on. you will not be disap pointed in the afternoons enter tain men ts. Definite announce ments will appear later. 15th Annual Camp Meeting The 15th annual holiness camp meeting will begin Aug. 26th and closes Sept. 5th at the camp .ground one and a half miles miles north of town. Rev. and Mrs. Allie Irrick it i i nave tu cuutiucL the meeting. They need no in troduction as they have been here for the last two camps and in both meetings were notably successful. Third Car Of Fords Harley Russell, our hustling Ford agent received his third car of six 1915 Fords today. The new prices will be out next week, and as most would-be-pur chasers prefer to buy at the new prices with the prospect of a new rebate. Mr. Russell will not push the sales by advertis ing this week. He will make full announcements later. WATALULA Crops are looking good again since the rain. Everything is progressing around Watalula at the present time. Several of the Watalula boys and girls attended the picnic at Jethro Saturday, reporting a tine, pleasant time. There will be a protracted meeting at Watalula beginning Saturday night and ending, 1 don’t know when. Troy Sells said that he was very sick at the picnic Saturday. Frank Hood is going to take pictures free. Cole Harris and John Gillespie are trying to do some trading. Tom Dickerson and A. E. Green went to Ft. Smith the first of the week. Several of the people of this place are attending church at Pleasant Grove. Stanton Willis has a baby that is sick at this writing. There was some good singing at Watalula Sunday night. Lee Nutt is running the girls down now. Graton Harris was hauling in hay all day Sunday he said. Bill Waldon said he sure did like to go to picnics when the girls would buy him good sweet candy. Lawrence Gray came in Sun day night with a broken leg. Lee Gray traded his mail car rying job to Bob White of Jeth ro. The Watalula ball team sure did some good playing at Jethro Saturday. For a good traveling job, see Tom Edgin. He says he wants several good men. Hoping that he will find them 1 will ring off, wishing good luck to The Spec tator. Mama's Baby Boy. I Annual School Reunion The White Oak School Reunion will be held at White Oak on August 13th. A splendid pro gram of the days entertainment is being arranged. This annual reunion is the most successsul teachers and pupils reunion ever held in this county. Many old students return annually from other states to join in the festiv ities, it is therefore looked for ward to with great pleasure, and is well attended. W O. W Team Here Fifteen members composing the team of Alma W. O. W. Camp came down Saturday and met that night with the local camp. The team gave degree work etc. to several members. The part of the team that ap peared on the streets in their uniform that evening had a clean-cut, active, well drilled appearance. The team came here on the invitation of the local lodge and were their guests at the Bristow Hotel. Every person who heard Louis H. Moore Saturday must have been convinced —if conviction were necessary of the evils of sending away to mail order houses for merchandise that can be bought at home. It is harm ful to the community at large and to those who pay the bulk of our taxes for schools, city coun ty and state government, and in most cases it is actually harmful to the individual who has been deceived by the belief that he is making a saving. Russellville Courier Democrat. Calumet Baking Powder 10c At The Fair I_ .