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VOLUME XVII. NO. 258. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
• . ... ■ ____ _ . V ... ■ ■ . LESS THAN 1 MEN ' ARE PROBABLY LOST U. S. TRANSPORT SUNK BY U-BOATS - British Liner Carrying 2,000 Ameri can Troops Is Sent Down With Loss of Many Men. I Associated Press Dispatch. Washington, Feb. 7.—Torpedoed by i a German submarine the Cunnard Liner Tuscania, bearing 2,179 officers and men of the Thirty-second Nation al Guard Division, lies at the bottom i of the North Atlantic. At least 168 troopers, and probably more, are miss ing. ' The basis of figures reported to t the war state departments puts the j V missing at 267. The figures of the British Admiralty this morning, however, placed this missing at 168. . There is every hope that the lower number is correct. The British con voys of the torpedoed ship closed in quickly and did heroic work, as the comparatively small number of losses shows. The position of the Tuscania was off the North coast of Ireland, evidently headed for England. A number of vessels rushed to her as sistance. Reports this morning gave no details, but regarded it more prob . able that the ship stumbled on a sub mersible rather than the disaster of the first shot of the advertised Ger man offensive. T^e Tuscania was torpedoed Tues day night. v - i New York, Feb. 7.—According to the record here the Tuscania carried a W crew of 220, a majority of the crew ’ being British, and was under com mand of Captain Peter McLean. Associated Press Dispatch. New York, Feb. 7.—The British Liner Tuscania was torpedoed off the Irish coast by German submarines, marking the first serious disaster of the U-boats against transportation of American troops. Of 2,179 soldiers Aboard, the British Admiralty dis patches this morning account for 2,187 among the survivors. First ad vices last night led to the belief that a thousand lives were lost. Troops aboard Tuscania were largely for mer Michigan and Wisconsin guards men. A German submarine also sunk the »L I American freighter, A-Lamance, 3,000 tons, with a loss of six men. All the Americans were saved. British losses of merchantmen dur ing the first of the week were few and aggregated fifteen vessels. Italy lost one large steamer and France two large and one small merchantman. The British Admiralty announce ment at noon says so far as known 2,397 persons were aboard the Tus cania, of whom 2,187 were saved. Survivors include seventy-six Ameri can officers and 1,935 men. 5TEM0LF At 9 o’clock Wednesday evening at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. A. J. Wolf, the marriage of Miss Lula Harlan Wolf and Mr. Maury A. Ste vens was solemnized, the Rev. William B. Hays of the Methodist church offi ciating at the marriage, which was witnessed by the immediate families of Mr. Stevens and Miss Wolf, also the employes of the Stevens Grocer Company and a few intimate friends. For the occasion the bride wore a handsome street suit of brown cloth, with all accessories to harmonize. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens left on No. 8 for St. Louis for a few days, expect ing to return here Sunday, where they will be at home to their friends at the heme of his mother, Mrs. A. J. L. Stevens, on Remmel Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens are from two of the most prominent and oldest families.in the county and both are highly esteemed young people of our city. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. A. J. Wolf and is a charming young lady of excellent character, possess ing splendid social and business qual ities. For several'years she has been bookkeeper and 'general manager for the Stevens Wholesale Grocer Com pany, of which the groom is president. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, who are numbered by the hundreds, unite in wishing for them a long and happy wedded union. NOTICE TO RED CROSS DELINQUENT SUBSCRIBERS. The time for the payment of your subscription to the Red Cross fund is now past due and the chapter urges that all will pay up at once. If there is any reason why you are unable to pry now, please notify the secretary. J. E. DOHERTY, JR., Publicity Agent. _ _HI n Beyond the Value of j Dollars and Cents We want you to place the value of Ar kansas Bank &. Trust Company service beyond the value of dollars and cents. We want you to feel that this I is your banking home; that your way of doing business is our way, and that it is our earnest : desire to please you. Let us tell you how we can be of ser vice to you. Arkansas Bank &. Trust Co. ^ U Newport, Arkansas I 1 BATTLE FRONTS GROWING ACTIVE American Gunners Drove Off Twenty German Airmen, Entente Avia tors Are Busy. Associated Press Dispatch. New York, Feb. 7.—German artil lery fire continues active on the bat tle fronts of Italy and France. Ac tion is lively in the American sector. American gunners drove off twenty German airmen. Entente aviators are busy bombing German military estab lishments and an American flyer brought down one enemy machine. repdrTdFbill IS MADE TODAY Administration Railroad Measure Will Be Called Up for Consideration Monday. Associated Press Dispatch. Washington, Feb. 7.— Chairman Smith, of the Senate Interstate Com merce Committee, today reporting favorably on the Senate Administra tion Railroad bill, estimated that un der the provisions of the measure, the government will guarantee the rail roads annually $945,000. Administra tion leaders plan to call the bill for consideration Monday. PETITION GOVERNOR. Application for the pardon of Rob ert Allen is being presented to the governor of Arkansas on the 18th day of February, 1918, by petition signed by J. H. Allen, Rufus Johnston, W. H. Howard and about ninety others of Jackson county, on ground that he is young and probably did not compre hend the seriousness of forgery and believing that he has fully repented, and desires to make a good citizen, he having been sentenced for two years at the September term of the circuit court of past year, we earnestly re commend and desire clemency shown him. J. H. ALLEN, RUFUS JOHNSTON, W. H. HOWARD, And Others. ANNOUNCES FOR OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK. In the Independent’s announcement column ths week will be found the name of Grover C. Nance, who is a candidate for county and probate clerk, subject to the action of the democratic primary in May. Mr: Nance is a resident of Eight Mile, and has resided in the county all his life. He is well known through out the county, and while yet a young man, has come to be known as one of our most influential citizens. Mr. Nance has been engaged in farming, the mercantile business and teaching for the past several years. He is a splendid business man, and possesses all the necessary qualifica tions to fill capably and satisfactorily the position he seeks. Mr. Nance at tended the Tuckerman high school for several terms, receiving a part of his education there. Before the date of the primary elec tion approaches Mr. Nance will make a thorough canvass of the county, meeting the voters to whom he will present claims. 4444444 444 44444 4 4 4 MADAUNE THEATER 4 4 4 4 BAB’S BURGLAR. 4 4 Featuring Marguerite Clark, 4 4 —the second one of the Bab’s 4 4 picture and she is a screen 4 4 favorite with all. She is at 4 4 her best in this one. 4 4 5 Eeels—PARAMOUNT. 4 MANNERHEIM IS BEATEN BY BOARDS j - The General Is Returning Toward the Gulf of Bothnia—Losses Were Heavy. I ' Associated Press Dispatch. London, Feb. 7.—The Finnish Red j Guard have defeated General Manner i heim, commander of government (forces in Finland, according to a Rus sian official News Agency dispatch. General Mannerheim is returning to ward the Gulf of Bothnia. The fight occurred at Tammerfors and losses were heavy. Associated Press Dispatch. Petrograd, Tuesday, Feb. 7.—Gov ernment troops in Finland now control all the country except Helsingfors, Tammesfors and a strip along the Gulf of Finland. Associated Press Dispatch. Petrograd, Feb. 7.—Fifty were killed and two hundred injured in a wreck in the Samara province. The wreck was caused by soldiers seizing the train and forcing the crew to run it on the schedule of another train. regimentTs TO BE FEDERALIZED Norman C. Wolff Receives Letter from Major Cunningham oncerning New Arkansas Regiment. The following letter has been re ceived here by Norman C. Wolff, local recruiting officer, from Major C. A. Cunningham: There appeared in the Arkansas Gazette and the Commercial Appeal for Sunday a statement that the 4th Arkansas would not see foreign ser vice and not be inducted into the Na tional Army. Monday Gov. Brough told me by phone that he had personal assurance from Washington that the 4th Ark ansas would be mustered into the Federal Service as soon as it got 1,500 men who could pass the physi cal examination. That equipment and supplies would be furnished and that pay would begin. He also has assur ed me that there is now no reason why this regiment will not see Feder al service along with the rest of the army. The publicity of this erroneous in formation has worked a handicap on the officers and for that reason I request that you give this greatest publicity. I am told that the strength of the regiment at this time is about 1,200. C. A. Cunningham, Major 4th Arkansas. SOME POINTERS ON REGISTRATION FOR THE WOMEN. Registration is required, but service is voluntary. This point should be clear in the minds of the women who intend to register between February 17 and 22. The state wants to have a definite census of its woman power. To car ry out this purpose the governor has issued a proclamation requiring all of the women of Arkansas to list them selves during that prescribed week. The idea is to appeal to the patriot ism of women rather than to stand above them with mailed fist and com pel them by fear of dire consequences to come, of fine or imprisonment, and to have them register as a patriotic duty—a privilege. All women then are asked by their state to register. These numbers may possibly be used later in tht appointment of govern ment officials, or in the making of prorata appropriations. CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS. In the cases of Mayberry Drainage District vs. S. Heinemann, consolidat ed and tried yesterday, the jury re turned a verdict for Mr. Heinemann ■ in the sum of $325, the amount the • commissioners originally offered him, > The case of Pattie Barfield et al, vs. S. Heinemann for damages was taken up by the court Wednesday afternoon and a jury selected. As there are quite a number of witnesses to be ex amined in this case and several tech nical points involved, it will more than likely take all day today to dis pose of it. ADDITIONAL LIST OF PERSONS FAILING TO REPORT TO BOARD Following is an additional list of Registrants who have failed to sub mit their Questionnaires, and unless they do submit same, will be classed as deserters and treated as such: No. 401—Wright Daugherty, Eight, Mile. No. 534—Corbett Epps, Auvergne. No. 686—Wm. H. Turner, San An tonio, Texas. No. 813—Ulysses S. Livingston, Jack sonport. No. 929—Alex McClendon, Tupelo. No. 1048—James Hodge, Weldon. No.1083—Chas. E. Kiser, Ingleside. No. 1540— Jos. Taylor Shepherd, Kennett, Mo. No. 732—Willie Porter, Newport. No. 1772—James Riggs, Newport. No. 1783—Herman Thompson, Grubbs. No. 1789—Ed Taylor, Newport. No. 1816—Robert Smith, Weldon. No. 1837—Chas. F. Jones, Diaz. No. 1939—Garfield Cox, Memphis, Tenn. No. 2029—Tommie McKecveh, Tupe lo. No. 2051—W. M. Conley, Newport. No. 2121—Wellington Irbing, New port. No. 2278—Chas. Wesley Ramsey, Grubbs. No. 2348—James Kendricks, Tucker man. No. 2393—Walter Chandle, Newport. No. 2398%—James Henry Wilburn, Auvergne. No. 2416—Thomas Stevens, Tucker man. No. 2455—Same Claude Nation, Fair Oaks. Alfalfa, mixed feed, bran, cotton1 seed meal, oats at Bowen’s Cash Store. 47wlmo. TIE MEANING OF SMILEAGE BOOKS Every Man and Woman in the County Should Buy One of These Books and Send to a Soldier. There are sixteen National Army camps and sixteen National Guard camps in this country. Most of the Guard camps are in the south, while the National Army camps are in the northern section. In all the National Army camps a large theatre is being erected or has been completed. These are perma nent. At each National Guurd camp large tents have been put up. The com plete plans call for two tents to each camp, one at each end, making thirty two in all. For some time past, in va rious camps Lyceum and Chautauqua Bureaus have been putting on various kinds of shows to got lines on the types that appeal to most of the men. A complete plan has now been worked out to get good shows into the camps. It has been arranged with Marc Klaw, one of the leading theatrical mana gers in the country, to start the cir cuit. He has ftn^nged to have four companies who willbBtJS^the National Army camps. They wifl^^^yone week at each. . The shows at theW^tiL'^ will be "Inside the Lines,” “Her^fe Comes the Bride,” "Turn to the ; Right” and “Cheating the Cheaters." E. F. Albee, general manager of the ‘ Keith Circuit, has collected four vau deville bills which will follow the 1 comedy companies. Moving picture . machines have been purchased and ip* stalled in most of the theatres, and ^ the latest releases will be shown. : ^Jj To make these shows Belf-support- m ing, admission fees will be chat(ftw^« These will vary from ten cento %|j twenty-five cents, depending on the (Continued on next page.) Ve? I SHIRTS ;|ji| Here in boundless variety of original designs. J You will find Manhattan Shirts in Madras, 1 Mercerized and other distinctive and exclus- j j ive designs. Manhattans are DISTINCT- I \| IVELY DIFFERENT, bearing the unmistak- I ; able stamp of originality in texture and patterns. I MAY WE SHOW THEM TO YOU? '|§f Prices $2.00 and Up I StarClothingCo. I ADAM LOCKARD, Manager ;II “THE APPAREL STORE FOREMEN’* I