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HUN PEACE OFFENSIVE STARTS
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Austrian Troops In Revolt
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Associated Press Dispatch.
London, July 12.—Imperial Chan
cellor. Von Hertling announced in the
Reichstag today that there is the clos
est union between political leaders
and German army headquarters re
garding their readiness to receive
peace proposals from the allies if
they are offered in the spirit of sin
cerity, says a Copenhagen dispatch
tajj to the Exchange Telegraph.
Von Hertling said the program of
Germany’s foreign policy outlined in
the reply to the papal peace note will
be adhered to.
Associated Press Dispatch.
London, July 12.—A Dutch travel
er from Germany brings the rumor
-that Von Hindenburg is ill and that
his military duties at German head
quarters have been taken over entire
ly by Von Ludendorff.

Associated Press Dispatch.
Washington, July 12.—Italians ad
vancing in Albania have occupied
Berat, and captured a quantity of
war material and many prisoners,
says an official dispatch from Rome.
(Associated Press Summary.)
Fighting activity on the western
front is still confined to local engage
ments and raiding operations, in
which allied troops are taking the
initiative.
The British raided the German
lines in several sectors on the Flan
ders and Picardy battlefields, while
the French, continue their advance
east of Villers Cotterets, and captur
ed the village of Longpont. The
French also continued their progress
north of the Chavigny farm and east
of Faver-Olles.
An attempted German raid on the
Marne front was repulsed by the
Americans. •
Berlin claims five airplanes out of
an American squadron of six, which
attempted to raid Coblenz, fell into
German hands. This report is with
out confirmation.
The enemy continues to retreat be
fore the Franco-Italian advance in
Albania.
Bolshevik troops report successes
over the Czecho Slovak troops in
Eastern Russia, while Pekin advices
say virtually all of western Siberia is
under control of Czecho Slavaka
forces, who hold thirteen hundred
miles of the Trans-Siberian railway.
Gen. Muravieff, commander of Bol
sheviki forces, who is operating
against the Czecho, is reported to
have committed suicide.
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Allies Drop Bombs
On Constantinople
Associated Press Dispatch.
London, July 12.—Air force contin
gents acting with the British navy
dropped half a ton of bombs upon the
city of Constantinople July seventh,
the admiralty announced today.
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PRESIDENT WILL
VETO JUGE BILL
Objects to Agricultural Appropria
tion Bill Because of Wheat
Price Named.
Associated Press Dispatch.
Washington, July 12.—It was
learned today that President Wilson
is drafting a message to congress
vetoing the twenty-eight million doL
lar agriculture appropriation bill be
cause of the amendment increasing
to $2.40 a bushel the government’s
minimum guarantee for wheat.
-BUY W. S. S.
The Independent works for you.
Use it as your salesman. It carries
news of the store into hundreds of
homes.
-BUY W. S. S.
AMERICA! HUNCH
SUNK BY ENEMY
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Associated Press Dispatch.
Washington, July 12.—An Ameri
can naval launch, after aiding a
French destroyer to tow a disabled
American seaplane to safety, today
was sunk by a German shore battery,
losing two of her crew, who were
probably drowned, and two were tak
en prisoners by the enemy.
-BUY W. S. S.
CHOLERA IS SPREAD
ING IN PETROGRAD,
OWING TO BAD FOOD.
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Associated Press Dispatch.
London, July 12.—A Russian wire
less dispatch says, owing to a grave
shortage of food cholera is on the in
crease in Petrograd. Hundreds are
falling victims to the disease daily,
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EXPLAINS COST
OE CONVENTION
Newport Attorney Says Constitution
al Convention Is Maintained At
Expense of $534 A Day.
■ Special to Independent.
Little Rock, Joly 12.—Delegate
Gustave Jones stated on the floor
yesterday that the convention is cost
i ing $534 a day, and that a balance of
$15,408.41 of the original $25,000
balance remains unexpended. It is
believed generally, that the conven
tion will be in session about three
weeks after this week.
-BUY W. S. S.
POSITION WANTED.
Experienced lady stenographei
would accept position in Newport
j Reference given. Address A. B. Cr
j Independent, or phone 253. 66d6t
-BUY W. S. S.
Do not forget that War Saving;
Stamps are not for children only
,‘Most of the squandering is done bj
. the grown-ups.
EVENING DANCING PARTY.
A few couples of young people en- j
joyed an informal dance at the Elks
Club last night, which is one of their
many dances given by the younger j
set during the school vacation.
In the party were Misses Clyde :
Wood, Bessie Graham, Janet Henry, i
Frances and Elizabeth Gregg, Lutie
Mae Stephens, Leah Jones, Mildred
Diffey, Matilda Wilmans, Lucy Ben
Muffet Martin, Margaret Lawrence,
Lochie Graham; Messrs. Tom Har
der, Arol Grimes, Alcorn and
Launcelot Minor, Robert Arma
stead, Clyde Patton, Thomas and
Jernigan Reamey, Phillip Lockard,
Charles Kennedy. A number of mar
ried ladies attended as chaperones, as
well as enjoying the dance with the
young people.
-BUY W. S. S.
Subscribe for tne Independent.
0/7 Trough Soldier
Missing in Action
Associated Press Dispatch.
Washington, July 12.— The army
casualty list today contained the
name of Private John W. James of
Oil Trough, Ark., who is missing in
action.
The Independent established tele
phone communication with parties at j
Oil Trough this afternoon who know
John W. James, referred to in the
above dispatch from Washington.
.Communication could not be had with
the parents of the young man, Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel C. James, who reside
in the Oil Trough section. It was
learned that young James, who is 24
years of age, enlisted in the regular
army a year ago, going to Jefferson
.Barracks. His friends at Oil Trough
stated he arrived in France three
months ago. He is Mr. and Mrs.
James’ only child.
Literary Digest Article
is Declared Damaging
The Independent:
Gentlemen: The following letter
is in answer to one written by me to
the S. W. Division of the American
Red Cross, calling attention to an
article which appeared in the Liter
ary Digest of July 6th, reprinted
fiome a Brookline, Mass., paper.
The article in question has done
much harm to the Red Cross, and
while it may not have been written
with that view, this certainly is no
time for setting up by individuals of
personal opinion against the advice
and judgment of men and women
who are making a special study of
the needs and requirements of our
army and navy. And so, it may be
judged as just another example of
“helping the Kaiser.” I am glad to
believe that there are thousands of
women who are sensibly willing to
continue knitting—yes, even willing
to “speed up,” under the direction of
the Red Cross, secure in the knowl
edge that it is working with and
through the government.
That the writer of the article did
not take the trouble to ascertain
| whether he was stating facts, so lost
Was he in the opportunity to air
opinions, is most evident in mi.
Swope’s reply that we have the best
of reasons for believing that we are
doing a helpful and necessary work,
that we are not' using in the Red
Cross an “unnecessarily fine” quali
ty of wool, that we do know that it
is more lasting than machine knit
ting—and even if it were not, that it
is none the less necessary to do it.
That women who knit are supplying
j what it would take a great many
j factory workers to supply—as well
! as much needed material used in
more machinery to produce. That
^he Red Cross is not working inde
pendently of the government, but
j with it; that, finally, there is no
! truth in the , statement that “the
"government has decided to take all
! the wool from the Red Cross.” It
would never be necessary for it to do
more than say that knitting was no
longer needed. There is plenty of
waste yet—but it is never by the
thoughtful woman and never endors
ed by the Red Cross. You see it in
, the lovely ( ?) sweaters of finest
1 Shetland and other wool—sometimes
hand-knit too—in the silly embroid
j
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EMPLOYES RECEIVE A
TEN PER CENT BONUS.
At a directors’ meeting of the First
National Bank of Newport last Tues
lay a dividend of $30 per share was
Daid out of the past six months’ earn
ings, which is a most splendid show
ing for the institution. An addition
al feature of the meeting was the
payment of a bonus of ten per cent
to every person in the employ of the
bank, the amount of the bonus being
based on the employe’s annual salary.
Steve Graham, of Tuckerman, was
elected director of the bank to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of
Judge M. M. Stuckey
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Casualty List
Osceola, Ark., July 12.—J. McGav
ock Grider, of Osceola, who was at
tached to the British aviation service,
is missing, and is believed to have
been killed in action, according to of
ficial advices received by his father
today.
Associated Press Dispatch.
Washington, July 12—Army casu
alties show killed in action, nine; died
>f wounds, seven; disease, seven;
airplane accident, two; accident and
ather causes, four; wounded Se
verely, fifteen; slightly, one; de
gree undetermined, two; missing,
five.
-BUY W. S. S.
FIVE AIRPLANES
FAIL TO RETURN
Associated Press Dispatch.
Washington, July 12.— General
Pershing reports five American air
planes, which went on a bombing ex
pedition, have failed to return.
-BUY W. S. S.
AMENDMENT TO NA
URALIZATION LAW.
Circuit Clerk R. W. Bandy has re
ceived a communication from the U.
S. Departnient of Labor in which it
is pointed out that an amendment to
the naturalization laws approved
May 9th, 1918, makes it unlawful to
issue a declaration of intention on
election day or during the period of
thirty days preceding the holding of
any election in the jurisdiction of his
court.
The communication continues:
“There was a state primary elec
tion in your state on May 28, 1918.
Therefore, from May 9th, to and in
eluding said election day, to-wit, May
28, 1918, declarations of intentions
could not be lawfully issued. In case
a declaration of intention jprfas ac
cepted by you in any given case dur
ing this period of time, please report
the matter to this office with com
plete details.
“On November 5, 1918, a general
election will be held all naturaliza
tion—that is, the filing of declara
tions of intention, and the final hear
ing on petitions for naturalization—
is prohibited by law during the thir
ty days preceding said general elec
tion.”
Mr. Bandy was requested to bring
the above matter to the attention of
the local press.
-BUY W. S. S.
Don’t “let the other fellow do it.”
War Savings gives you 4 per cent on
your money and a chance to feel that
you have “taken a shot at the Hun.”
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Associated Press Dispatch.
Corfu, July 12.—A serious mutiny
has occurred among Austrian troops
at Kraguyevatz. One occurred in
districts of Serbia, according to an
announcement by the Serbian press
bureau. A garrison is reported to
have rebelled because of bad food,
killing many officers. The mutiny
was suppressed after a battle in
which machine guns and artillery
> ■ -sig
were freely used.
-BUY W. S. S.
BRITISH FORCES
IN FRANCE MANY
Number Now Aggregate Two Mll
lon, which equals Number There
’ In 1917.
Associated Press Dispatch. |i
Paris, July 12.—A Havas corree
pondent at the British front says tlfp jj
British fighting forces in Franca
now aggregate two million into,
which equals the number on the front
in 1917.
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ENDORSE WORK ^
Democratic State Convention Urge*/! ^
Submission of New Constitution
At Early Date.
Special to Independent.
Little Rock, July 12.—The Demo- ||
era tic State Convention yesterday af
ternoon adopted a platfo$hn endow*
ing the work of the Constitutional
Convention and recommending tha
submission of the proposed constitu-, '
tion at an early date.
The employment of state convicts
on public roads was advocated.
The prohibition and suffrage prop- %
ositions were approved, and
i enactment of a workmen’s compen
sation act advocated. f
The abolition of all useless
and commissions and retrenc
and economy in the administration of
government affairs were demanded*
.Vocational training with especial
attention to other rehabilitation of
| those disabled by the war was ad
vocated, that the whole industrial
system of the country must be dealt
with in the most liberal and enlight
ened manner, and the natural re
sources systematically developed. '
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