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„ HUII AVIATORS Lively Spelling of the American Sec ' tor Ensued Tuesday, and Sam mies Are Successful. Associated Press Dispatch. ■t With the American Army in France, Feb. 6.—American artillery kept .up a continuous fire on enemy batteries Tuesday. The Germans responded, with the result of a lively shelling of the entire sector. American anti-air craft guns are busy repelling at tempts of enemy airmen to cross the American line. German airplanes finally abandoned the attempt. Carl Bellingrath, the genial young manager of the Coca Cola Bottling plant here, returned Monday night from Little Rock and Pine Bluff, where he has been for some time and expects to be in Newport regularly from now on. < ioes iiiiTofl sop HEBE; Rev. Weems of Conway Was Here This Week in the Interest of Ark kansas Children’s Home Society Rev. D. J. Weems, a well known minister of Conway, is spending a few days in Newport this week in the interest of the Arkansas Children’s Home Society of Little Rock, which society is a non-sectarian institution. Mr. Weems received a generous dona tion from the citizens of Newport to ward the maintenance of this worthy institution, which has done much to shape the destinies of many home less Arkansas children. Rev. Weems announces that three children will be accepted by the society from New port soon. They are Burt, Mastern and Katherine, children of Mr. and Mrs. Neill Mullens, who have moved from this city, Rev. Weems stated. Any child sound in body and mind, under 12 years of age, will be taken into the institution. Any person pre pared to give a child a good home, when properly endorsed, can obtain a nice little boy or girl by writing Rev. 0. 'P. Christian, state superin tendent, 2428 Louisiana street, Little Rock. In five years the Arkansas Child ren’s Home Society has cared for over 500 children. Governor Brough is president of the society. TO OUR READERS Independent After Accumulating a Bunch of Nerves Resumes After noon Publication Again. Good evening. This greeting comes from the heart of every employe of the Independent office, from which in dustry comes thfs afternoon the regu lar daylight edition of the paper, it being announced that the Arkansas Light & Power Company will,'so long as it has a plentiful supply of coal, dispense day current, which is neces sary for the operation of this plant. .The Independent has done its best to give Newport readers a good pa per every morning. This has been done under trying circumstances, and to those who are willing to cuss this paper continually and to make sug gestions as to how the paper ought to be run, we are willing to give full control the next time the day current is turned off. They are liable to turn out a paper equally as rotten and incidentally acquire just as many*flocks of nerves as have accu mulated in this office during the past two weeks. 'It is hoped the paper may now re main permanently an afternoon pub lication, thereby assuring longer life for the editor and his co-workers. WEST FRONT AGAIN ACTIVE Big Guns Are Busy Around Ypres and Cambrai on the British Front and Airmen Are Active. Associated Press Dispatch. New York, Feb. 6.—Raiding opera tions and artillery duels are increas ing on the western front as the time for 'beginning spring operations ap proaches. Big guns are busy around Ypres and Cambrai, ’on the British front, and on the right bank of the Meuse on the French front, and in the American sector entente airmen are active. The British Monday dropped three tons of bombs and ac counted for eight enemy airplanes with a loss of one. Italian and Brit ish aviators brought down thirteen en emy machines on the Italian front. The Germans again bombed Padua. A clash between the government and church of Russia is said to be ap proaching an acute stage as a result of Bolsheviki decrees for separating church from state and confiscating church property. Ensign Krylenko, the Bolsheviki commander-in-chief, is reported to have been arrested by Polish troops who captured Mohiley. Tartar forces are moving on Sebas topol. The Ukranians, it is reported, hold the upper hand of Kiev THE AMERICAN BLACK LIST. Associated Press Dispatch. Mexico City, Feb. 6—The American black-list has had something of the effect of a commercial tornado on certain business houses in Mexico. And, like the Kansas species of the phenomenon, it has performed some queer antics. For instance, a French business man, with six relatives in the trenches, figured on the first list. Slips like this however, have been rectified readily through the various legations at the capital. " COLLECT ARTICLES. Associated Press Dispatch. Amsterdam, Feb. 6.— School chil dren of F’-ankfort in two weeks col lected 166,udO pounds of waste paper, 24.000 pounds of rags, 8,400 pounds of metal, 900 pounds of women’s hair, 4.000 pounds of rubber, 2,000 pounds of leather, 85,000 bottles, 20,000 elec tric lamps, 41,000 corks, and 12,000 hats. The articles were all turned over to the army. RUNG FOR LAST TIME. Associated Press Dispatch. Amsterdam, Feb. 6.—The great bell of Cologne Cathedral (‘Maria Gloriosa’) was rung for the last time on New Year’s eve, and the metal which weighs several tons will be used for war purposes. The bell was first rung on the birthday of William I, on March 22, 1877, and was cast from French guns captured in 1870k-71. PEACE MEETING MAY BE CLOSED Petrograd Correspondent Says He Is Informed That Negotiations at Brest-Litovsk Are Broken. * Associated Press Dispatch. London, Feb. 6.—The Petrograd cor respondent to The Exchange Tele graph says he is informed that nego tiations at Brest-Litovsk have been broken off. HOW THEY ARE CLASSED. London, Feb. 6.—Speaking on Ger many’s war aims and dangers of a premature peace, Lord Denbigh de scribed the people who are out for peace at any price and certain others as in class “Z”, separating them as follows: . “The Z, l’s are those who are ignor ant of the situation and do not know what they are talking about. “The' Z, 2’s are utter rotters, men who want the war to end because they get margarine or because their beer is thin. “The Z, 3’s are the enemy agents in the pay of Germany, trying to lower the morale of the soldiers and the people.” I Better Put the Paint Brush and Vacuum Cleaner at Work A perusal of the list of poll taxes paid in the City of Newport last year shows that about ninety ladies paid the proper po]^ax so as to entitle them to a vote in the 1 city primary, which will be held at the city hall on Wednesday, F#. 27th, 1918, which leads us to believe that the city cen tral committee, the city fathers, or the board of election commissioners, or whosever duty it is to do so, had bet ter tidy up the voting place a bit be fore that time, else they might get themselves talked about. MANY KILLED IN COLLISION A Train Loaded With Red Guard Meets With Government Train, With Fatal Results. Associated Press Dispatch. London, Feb. 6.—A number were killed and injured in a collision today between a train loaded with Red Guards and a government train sent to intercept them near Kemi, in Northern Finland, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. OSCEOLA CORGI FlIMJj BREAKS Mississippi River At Memphis Is Ris ing and Shipping Generally Has Taken to Shelter. Memphis, Feb. 6.—The forty mile ice gorge in the Mississippi river, ex tending from Osceola, Arkansas southward, broke last night. Ice is moving rapidly southward today. The river at Memphis this morning was at a stage of 26.3 feet, a rise of approximately four feet overnight. Shipping generally has taken to shel ter. GREAT LOSS IN INDIANA FIRE Five Buildings of the State Reforma' tory Bum Today, With Loss of One Million Dollars. Associated Press Dispatch. Jeffersonville, Ind., Feb. 6.—Five buildings of the, Indiana State Refor matory were destroyed by fire this morning with a loss of a million dol lars. None of the prisoners escaped. The blaze is believed to have been due to crossed electric wires. SPECUlf IN COFFEE STOPPED t ______ Hoover Orders That Speculation On Green Coffee in New York Ex change Be Discontinued. Associated Press Dispatch. Washington, Feb. 6.—Food Admin istrator Hoover today ordered specu lation on green coffee in the New York Exchange discontinued. Deal ers volunteered to take the necessary ste£s to eliminate the speculation. George B. Irby spent the day Tues day at Tuckerman on business. Advance Showing of Manhattan Shirts For Spring and Summer of 1918 ■ 1 Here in boundless variety of original designs. You will find Manhattan Shirts in Madras, Mercerized and other distinctive and exclus ive designs. Manhattans are DISTINCT IVELY DIFFERENT, bearing the unmistak- \ able stamp oforiginality in texture and patterns. MAY WE SHOW THEM TO YOU? Prices $2.00 and Up Star Clothing Co. ADAM LOCKARD, Manager “THE APPAREL STORE FOR MEN’’ . . v " . 'll' I I 1 I - I.Ml HI., i I III ■.!■ 1 MJ'J - ■ I • - ■ ■ . ' ■ • ' TO BE CLASSED AS DESERTERS Local Exemption Board Submits List of Persons Failing to Fill Out or Return Questionnaires. i ■saw. Below is a list of persons who have been reported by the exemption board of Jackson county as having failed to return or fill out questionnaire under the selective draft law. The board announces these persons will be class ed as deserters, and asks that any person who knows the whereabouts of those named will confer a great favor by notifying Ihe registrants or the lotal board. The list follows: No. 35—Samuel Martin Myers, R. F. D. 1, Newport. No. '53—David Alexander Norman, Grubbs. No. 116—Harry Turner, Weldon. No. 134—Richard Harland, Grubbs. No. 187—Harry Gray Miller, Kenyon. No. 264—Tom Brown, Newport. No.1284—George Thos. Hodges, New port. No. 384—Charles Grant, Newport. No. 326—Monroe Watson, Newport. No. 356—John Henry, Newport. No. 221—Herbert Dickerson, 221 Vine street, Newport. No. 473—John Key, Newport. No. 5S4—David Williams, Newport. No. 614—Jim Linoly, Newport. No. 669—James Johnson, Newport. No. 672—Ivory Phillips, Newport. No. 722—Fonis Martin, Weldon. No. 723—John E. Johnson, Algoa. No. 727—Manzy Lewis, Weldon. No. 734—Harvey Lucien Scott, R. F. D. 1, Tuckerman. No. 759—Edward Harrison Laurence, R. F. D. 1, Tuckerman. No. 772—Gilbert Hill, Tuckerman. No. 811—Adolphus Aberham Lokany, Tuckerman. No. 882—Richard Lenever, Shoffner. No. 894—Will Bennett, Weldon. No. '899—Carlton Nelson, Diaz. No. 908—Ed McQuery, Newport. No. 1030—James Berry, Newport. No. 1046%William Cornice, Jonesboro. No. 1075—Benjamin E. Frizzell, New port. No' 1101—John McDonald, Tucker man No. 1119—Jess Kelly, Newport. No. 1125—Robert Henderson, New port. No. 1136—Robert Price, Newport. No. 1137—Squire F. Wilkins, Tucker man. No. 1215—Ed M. Manley, Newport. No. 1221—Tymon Brown, Swifton. No. 1237—Harvey Owens, Swiften. No. 1247—William Saterfield, Dewey, Oklahoma. No. 1249—Henry Allen, Gunsville, Misspuri. No. 1251—Louis Gordon, Newport. No. 1262—John David Morgan, Diaz. No. 1290—Henry W. Gordon, Tucker man. No. 1369—Walter Arms, Tuckerman. No. 1384—Malvern Beattie, Newport. No. 1425—William Silas Edwards, Alicia. No. 1453—Johnnie Beard, Route No. 3,' Newport. No. 1509—Geo. J. Jones, Grand Glaise. No. 1553—Daniel A. Brannium, Route 3, Newport. Nn. 1563—Bob Smith. Newport. No. 1666—Fletcher Smith, Brinkley. No. 1668—Madison Reams, Newport. No. 1695—Luther Hallmark, Route 1, Newport. No. 1734—Evert Bradley, Tuckerman. No. 1740—Charles E. Hardin, Harris burg. No. 1767—Otto Hankins, Tuckerman. No. 1775—Henry Williams, Route 3, Newport. No. 1782—Everee Steward, Auvergne. No. 1810—Cleveland Harrison Os borne, Alicia. No. 1827—Andrew Johnson, Route 1, Auvergne. No. 1846—Thomas Edward Sherrill, Lepanto. No. 1847—Harry A. Pruitt, Swifton. No. 1895—M. C. Gillies, Newport. No. 1937—Walker Griffin, Newport. No. 1965—Ed Clark, Newport. No. 2026—Sol Amie, Olyphant. No. 2031—George Cole, Newport. No. 2062—Henry Gaines, Morris Av enue, Newport. No. 2071—Mitchell James Hurley, 520 Malcolm Avenue, Newport. No. 2105— Thomas Nabors White, Grubbs. No. 2122—Oscar Roy Booker, 523 Ha zel street, Newport. (Continued on Page 4.) EXCEEDED PLAN TD SIP TUPS Secretary Baker Says Landing of Mil lion Men in France Does'Not De pend on American Shripping. Associated Press Dispatch. Washington, Feb. 6.—Secretary Ba ker appearing before the senate mili tary committee for a public hearing of cross examination regarding re cent statements, declared today that more troops than had been planned were transported to France January 1st. He asserted his former statement that a million more men probably could 1)c sent to France in 1918 did not depend wholly on American ship ping, and, when asked if it is true that the war department had 491,000 tong of ships available, he said he did not know, but thought that that was an under-estimate. The secretary said it had not been determined whether troops are to be kept in southern camps next bummer. The principal point of the contro versy, the question of where the army is going to get ships to transport the proposed million men to France, was ; untouched by the committee. It waa decided to hear an explanation of this feature in a secret' session tomorrow. In the course -«f the examination Bil ker gave as his opiniori Ahat new leg islation will be desirable t»\give the president'power to transfer dinate various departments as • ditions arise. f ! ; Case of Mayberry Drainage District Vs. Sol Heinemann Arouses > Much Interest. Quite an interest is being maid* .<$ fested by the public in thg ease Mayberry Drainage District VS* S.;vf| Heinemann, on trial today. HiUtieuae^M & Boyce represent the drainage dig-M trict and Gustave Jones repres#p||§| The‘following cases have been dia* ? posed of since our report of fM"|p J. M. Swan vs. Walter George? agii| pealed from a justice’s court; caugefi of action dismissed. | White Sewing Machine Coropagpll vs. Beattie Hardware Compangj||j|g pealed from a justice’s court; ag|^|K C. Harden and Horton vs* Davis, appealed from a justice's' t court; appeal dismissed. J. E. Dunn vs. E. C. Barwick A Co* ' judgment for plaintiff for possessionMI In the case of J. M. Gatlin vs. E. 8. Curry, the jury found for the plain- | tiff, J. M. Gatlin, in the sum of f7*M.‘ MRS. HOOVER GIVEN NEW TASK. ? Mrs. Herbert Hoover has been nam ed chairman of a war emergency com* Jq mittee which will direct many kind* of war work in the District of Colum*- .-Ji bia,1 including the raising of a fund ^ for an ambulance to be presented to the government by the girl ptudent* ^ of Washington. Mrs. Hoover has been active in war work since the entrance of the United States in the war. She was one of the ; | first persons in the nation to accept the orders of her distinguished hus- , j band, the food administration, and | has conducted the affairs of the Hoov- ; er household in strict conformity with the Hqover idea. She is said to | have made the Hoover home one of the most Hooverized homes in the country.1