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LONOKE ADJOURNED Lonoke, Feb. 4.—.Lonoke circuit court, which convened this morning, was adjourned until next August by Judge T. C. Trimble. Adjournment was due to the fact that the city was unable to care for the many jurors, attorneys and witnesses. Every avail able room in the hotels, rooming houses and private ‘ homes has been taken by men employed in the con struction of Camp Eberts, the United States aviation training school. The population here has been in creased several hundred during the past few weeks as most of the em ployes at Camp Eberts live in the city. Merchants are enjoying a big business and the restaurants have been 'nearly swamped. The proprietor of one restaurant reported that he served for breakfast today more than 1,700 griddle cakes. “And that .isn’t the worst of it,” he complained, “we could have served more only we ran out of batter. Say, I the men the government sent here to i build the aviation camp have anything in the world beaten when it comes to eating hot cakes from the griddle for breakfast.” If 'you want to read the best news paper published in North Arkansas, subscribe for the Independent. A WONDER! TheAetna’s New Insurance Policy Let Me Explain It to You |i * , C. R. HITE, Agent ___ __—■—*— WHY NOT A RUG? -■ ■ -■ ' — ■ J - Why Not Cover Your Floors With a Good Rug ? _t It will certainly save fuel, makes for the comfort of the whole fam ily, and might save a doctor bill. We have a large stock, all qualities and prices, from extra Wilton Velvet, to the cheapest Easy Terms Lf_ You Wish HI i;_ • ' •• : I Avera Furniture Store H r __^ A Savings Account In Corpuscles IS THE INEVITABLE RESULT OF A TRIP TO Hot Springs. Ark. The Famous Health and Pleasure Resort of the OzarK Mountains Why not go this Winter? See the cosmopolitan ij crowd—enjoy the sports—take the baths. | Low Round-Trip Fares Via —— I Complete information and literature on request CHAS. B. BLOAT. A. C. P. A. Little RocK. Arkansas | Jacksonport The weather at this place changes very often. Mr. W. B. Verdell is a member of the grnad jury from this place. E. S. Dyke, mayor of this place, was in Newport Monday attending to business. Police court in this city is very quiet. The electric lights of this place were turned on again after two weeks of total darkness. The citizens of this place failed to feel any effects of the coal shortage, but wood became scarce. Many per sons built sleds and brought wood up in logs to supply the town. Talking about each other has been the general order of the day during the recent cool spell. The ice gorges have broken at this place and much damage was done. Miss Alice Cathey was a Newport visitor last Saturday. Rev. E. A. Horn filled his regular appointment last Sunday at the Methodist church at this place. Walter Martin, of the Plunkett Jarrell Grocer Company of Newport, and G. L. Smith, county treasurer, were here a few minutes last Satur day in the former’s Aero-Plane. Two cases of smallpox have been reported at the Jackson county hos pital. T. H. Walden had a load of wood hauled Saturday. Chas. Anderson, a former resident of this place, but now of the Ander son school house community, was a pleasant called' in this city last Sun day. Dock Thompson hauled a load of Cow feed for A. J. Grant last Satur day. •It is reported that another stave mill is to be built in this city in the spring. Work is progressing nicely on the removal of the railroad tracks lead ing down to the river and the incline at this place. E. A. Massey, city marshal of this place, visited in the country Sunday. When we learn some more news and when everybody gets through talking about each other, we will write seme more. Billie Doolittle. MEMORIES. For oh! when the war is over, And your loved one is one of the dead; And he lies in the fields where the clover, Is proud of'its tinting of red: He lived when the year, at its gayest, Held joy for himself—and you But he’s now where the earth is greyest, And kissed by the morning due. And his cries are just "‘friends, I am lonely” A’weary the night and the day; Longing for happiness only, Longing and sighing away: Come to me, do, but not sighing! Hark! TIs the voice of his soul, Calling with terror, undying; Like a lamb that has strayed from the fold. Come with the hearts of you glowing, And the sign of the Spring in your • eyes; Come when the sunshine is flowing, The earth with the blue from the skies: Come when the thrush sings his ditty, And the mocking-bird’s mellow re frain— Calls for no sorrow nor pity, But bids you—be happy again! Foe oh! when the war will be over, And the dawn of a new life begun; And maiden will look for her lover, And mother will look for her son: Let there be sorrow—sadness nor woe Smile, for he bids you to; Laugh and rejoice and be happy to 'know! • That he died for his country—and YOU! A. C. BURGDAHL, Company Clerk, 1st La. Co., Marine Barracks, New Orleans, La. announcements. The Independent is authorized to announce the candidacy of the follow ing persons, subject to the action of the voters at the city primary in Newport, Wednesday, February 27, 1918. For Marshal— Abe Ballew. G. C. Martin For Recorder— B. G. Graham. For Mayor— , E. L. Watson. For Treasurer C. P. Bandy. Head the advertisements in the In dependent. Amagon • As I have not seen any items from this place I will now try and give you a full description of our little burg. Amagon is located about 13 mile# east of Newport and about 40 miles south of Jonesboro on the B. & S. W. Railroad. Some of the people call this place “a wide place in the road,” but we make out with it pretty well. We have one store and postpffice, of which Lee O. Balch is manager, also a saw mill, cotton gin and blacksmith shop, of which T. M. Johnson is full owner. Several dwelling houses of which all are occupied, making a good showing. We have a school house, with school going on. Mr. Alvis Jackson, our 'teacher, is well liked by all the scholars, and the best of all, these people that live here, are all law-abiding citizens. We have the meatless days and the wheatless days. And now we want a few snowless and wctless days, so we can get ahead on the wood question. We can’t eat meat till we thaw it out first, and fish, we can’t get at present; rabbits are too poor, as is also quail. So we are up against it on the meat propo sition. Uncle Mack Garland was on the road to Balch last Tuesday, returning home Saturday. He reported the road very slick. Howard Martin and John Garland was in Amagon Sunday evening. We are wondering what for. The death angel visited our midst Monday evening, the 28th, and took for his toll, J. W. Claridy, who had pneumonia with complications. He was a good neighbor and citizen and came here abtjut 2 years ago from Missississippi. Lenzie Ford, who carries the mail from Amagon to Balch via Penning ton, reports the roads very slick, as he is walking these days. Why can’t we have a depot and agent at this place? There seems to be plenty of freight and passengers to justify it. Let’s get together on this subject and see what we can do for this cause. WANTS 'PEACE IN TURKEY. Berne, Switzerland, Feb. 6.—Kemal Midhat Bey, grandson of the former Turkish Grand Visier Midhat Pasha, is in Switzerland organizing a socie ty known as the “Turkish League of Peace and Liberty,” the objects of which are stated as follows: “To persuade the Turkish govern ment to make a separate peace; to unite and reconcile the various na tionalities which make up the Otto man Empire; and to modernize Turkey;” In a statement tp the press, Kemal says: “Turkey has reached the end of its tether. The capture of Jerusa lem has probably proved the finishing blow. My latest reports from Con + ♦ + H. S. SIMMONS + + Public Surveyor ♦ ^ Offioe with Geo. M. + # ♦ + Sink. Will answer calls + + anywhere in Jackson + + and surrounding coun- ♦ + ties. ♦ + ♦ + TELEPHONE 199. 4 ♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ stantinople emphasize the tremendous impression made by the capture of Jerusalem. But the ‘stop the war’ movement in 'Constantinople derives its principal impetus from the eco nomic miseries of the people rather than from any dismay at the dwind ling of Turkish power and prestige. The terrible conditions of thp poorer classes cannot easily be exaggerated. “The disorganization of the army - is another factor. The Turkish deserters in Asia now over 200,000. The Turk not because he is afraid, but' his eyes have been opened to tike teal origin of the war and the futility of continuing it. The aim of our organ* nation is not merely to get Turkey j away from alliance with the Gar* ■ mans, but to get Turkey into the war, ^ on the side of the Entente.” 4 ‘ H GEORGE M. 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