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-' r —ni—n it a 11 i m i 1-- t-jifcWMi an————— The Wonder Spot of America. FOR MALARIA, CHILLS, FEVER, yr * RHEUMATISM and other chronic disorders. Owned and Controlled by U. S. Government. High up in the Healthful Ozark Mountains. Delightful Balmy Days. Cool, Sleepy Nights. 13 A T\TT TTVi’ The latest ahalysis by the U. S. Govern U1V1 ment of these wonderful Hot Springs Waters were found to be highly Radio-active. TOURIST RATES—Low tourist round trip rates now in effect on all railroads, from all points in America. Insist ^1 pn this rate. I Cut out coupon and mail today to Business Men's League Hot Springs : : Arkansas “Dash, determination and daring— ' also efficiency”—That’s what our j boys at the front are doing. Keep ’em ; going! War Savings is a message to the kaiser khat will “get over.” k The government needs your money; ou need the stamps. In asking the people to Invest in War Savings and Thrift Stamps, the government is not asking them to Icn a paying basis. Stamps are not for children cnly. Most of the squandering is done by the' grown-ups. The Independent works for you. Use it as your salesman. It carries news of the store into, hundreds of homes. ARE YOU INCLUDED HERE? Many people in Newport are wear ing old style and ill-fitting glasses, which were fitted years ago. Style in glasses change as in many other things. What do you think of a 1910 model automobile? A 1910 model pair of glasses are just as much out of style. Keep your old glasses for emergency and get fitted up with a pair of late model glasses. We can fit you correctly in the new style Shell Rim Glasses. If you ap preciate correctness in your glasses keep me in mind. W. D. HINSON, Optometrist and Optician, I Office: 123 Hazel St. 88 Tues and Fri. 4t The more you nelp the men at the front the quicker the end will come. COMMITTEE ISSUES FAIR PRICE LIST. At a recent meeting of the “Fair Price Committee’, appointed by the County Food Administrator, the fol lowing were agreed upon as being fair prices: D-S Meat, per pound-35c Hams, per pound -42c Breakfast Bacon, per pound-65c Smoked Bacon Bellies, per lb.-__40e i Pure Lard (bulk), per pound._•—35c 5-lb. Buckets Pure Lard, per bucket _$1.50 10-lb. Buckets Pure Lard, per bucket _$3.00 Compound Lard (bulk), per pound _30c 4-lb. Bucket Compound Lard, per bucket _$1.30 8-lb. Buckets Compound Lard, per bucket _$2.60 2-lb. Std. Corn, per can_20c 2- lb. Std. Tomatoes, per can-20c 3- lb Std. Tomatoes, per can-25c Rice, per pound-15c Std. Meal, 25-lb. sacks, a sack—$1.40 Cream Meal, 25-lb. sack, a sack_$1.50 oreain ivieai, iu-iu. aatna, pci oiv._u^ Navy Beans, per pound-20c Lima Beans, per pound-20c Pinto Beans, per pound-15c Wheat Flour, 24-lb. sks$1.60 to $1.75 Corn Flour, per pound-10c 12 ounce loaf of Bread-10c 24 ounce loaf of bread-20c These prices will be changed from time to time as condition warrant. FAIR PRICE COMMITTEE for Jackson Counuty. Rollen Bend pasture, rates $1.50 per head per month. I will not be responsible for stock. For informa tion apply to H. G. Mantooth. 54wtf 666 cures Headaches, Biliousness, loss of Appetite, foul breath, or that tired aching feeling due to Malaria or Colds. It removes the cause. 14wl0t 666 cures Malaria, Chills and Fever, or Bilious Fever, by killing the para site causing the fever. Fine strength ening tonic. 14wl0t K . . ' ■ . 1 i Southwestern Bell Telephone CO. ~ - , I Newport, Ark, August 20, 19.18 TO THE PUBLIC: Conditions confronting us in the operation of our exchange at Newport make imperative an increase in rates. The Newport ex change has not earned a reasonable return upon the investment for ^ the past few years, and this unsatisfactory condition is due to the inadequacy of the rates. The present rates were established under conditions vastly different from those of the present time. It is well known that the increase in the cost of materials in the past three years has been enormous. The prices of a few specific items constituting about 75 per cent of the telephone plant increased in the fall of 1917 over 1915 as follows: Cross arms, 43 per cent; locust pins, 107 per cent; poles, 24 per cent, cross arm braces, 220 per cent; lead covered cable, 80 per cent; steel strand, 104 per cent; iron wire, 103 per cent; copper wire, 145 per cent; switchboard cable, 88 per cent; switchboards, 50 per cent. The cost of maintenance and operation has also increas ed beyond all expectations. The telephone company has endeavored to keep pace with the ' progress and growth of the city, and, while our investment and operating expenses have been rapidly increasing, cur revenue has been and is inadequate to meet these conditions. It is necessary that the Company should be able to earn a reasonable return upon its investment and only by that means can it survive and meet its obligations to the public. Effective September 1, 1918, the following rates will be charged for telephone service in Newport: BUSINESS: Direct line . . $3.25 per month Extensions . . . 1.00 per month * ’ . Direct Line . . $2.25 per month Extensions . . . .50 per month We believe our subscribers will appreciate the conditions enumerated above and that they will agree that our action at this time is reasonable, fair and Just. SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY. V AMERICANS FOLLOW TANKS TO VICTORY. I _ I (By The Associated Press.) With the American Army in France,1 Aug. 2D.—Accompanied by a fleet- of j tanks and covered by a heavy artil lery barrage, the Americans swept! forward early today against the Ger- j man lines that slowly and reluctant-1 ly fell back over Juvigny plateau. ! The little operation carried out yes terday by the French and Americans had been merely preparatory to the attack which began at 7 o’clock this morning. The kink had been taken out of the line yesterday, but no de termined effort was made to advance to any extent. The firing was continuous through out the night on both sides, the Ger man guns being especially active. The rains of the early evening ceased before the ground had been converted into mud, so when the orders were given out today, the men moved for ward unimpeded. The German positions were shelled most vigorously by heavy guns, mor tars and light pieces, firing almost pointblank, as well as by long range naval guns, which searched the posi tions far and near. And the infantry advanced then. Up over the plateau the infantry men went toward Juvigny and across the railroad running north and south. The Germans immediately be gan to employ the tactics of similar retreats, leaving their rear defended by a line of machine guns hidden be hind every clump of brush, promon tory and wood. Only a few detach ments of infantry were left, the ene my again adopting measures calcu lated to save the most men possible. From Couronne wood and another little wood standing like sentinels be tween Juvigny and the American line the German guns delivered a deadly cross-fire. Juvigny is only a village but located along the side of a hill, it offered a peculiar opportun ity for defense, until the advancing forces moved into positions from which they were able to make it untenable. The resistance then stopped, the Germans retiring furth er east into more broken ground. The frontage assigned to the Americans was less than two miles. That part in which Juvigny is located was the scene of a dramatic tank drive. Under the cover of artillery the light French tanks flirted along both sides of the path up to the little place, smashing down <^ne machine gun nest after another, in spite of the employment by the Germans of their new tank gun, a sort of a super Mauser. This gun is virtually iden tical with the Mauser, except that it fires a bullet a little more than half an inch in diameter. This, it is cal culated, can pierce the tank and pos sibly injure some vital part of the en gine. But in the path of the advanc ing machines, there now lie broken or smashed into the earth scores of these guns. There is unquestioned mastery of the air by the allies along this front. It has been misty this morning and there was little effective aerial work and practically none by the Germans. Only a few prisoners are reported as yet, the Germans apparently see ing to it that only machine gun crews should be sacrificed. CANNING DEMONSTRATION AT-DIAZ COLORED SCHOOL. A cznning demonstration held at Diaz public school August 21st, of which J. W. Leggett is principal, was one of interest. Though vegetables were scarce we had at least one con tainer of the following vegetables: Tomatoes, okra, corn, sweet potatoes, cabbage, beets and pumpkin. There were ninety or more mothers ’.nd girls pfesent who manifested much interest in learning the lessons. The clubs at this school are progres sive ones. Many of the members have planted new gardens which are growing nicely. Ellen Mae Young, County Home Demonstration Agent. MUST ATTAIN 46TH BIRTH DAY BEFORE HE IS EXEMPT Special to Independent. Little Rock, Aug. 30.—The new draft will include almost every state official and deputy, and will get sev eral members of the Little Rock city council. It is not enough that a man is “past 45” not to be included in the draft. He must have attained his 46th birthday before he is exempt, for he is 45 until he is 46. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their expressions and deeds of kindness during the recent illness and death of our baby boy, Johnnie. May God’s richest blessings be theirs. Mr. and Mrs. Pleas Helms. ■I IS DEAD FROM WOUNDS. - i Batesville, Aug. 29.—John Folley) of Route No. 3, Batesville, received ■ a telegram this week from the War Department saying that his brother, | Christopher Folley, had been badly j wounded in action in France, and to-1 day information followed that he had 1 died of his wounds. Young Folley was reared at Pfief-1 fer, a small community near Bates ville, but enlisted in Jackson county, where he was at work at the time war was declared. MOVEMENT TO AID WOUNDED AMERICAN SOLDIERS A GOOD ONE Little Rock, Aug. 21, 1918. lion. George M. Sink, County Chair man, Farmers Give-a-Bushel Fund, Newport, Ark. Dear Sir: Your commission from Governor Charles H. Brough as Chairman for the Farmers’ Give-a-Bushel War Fund, will be sent you in a few days. It is within your province to draft as much assistance as may be needed for this work. This is a farmers’ movement to help wounded American and allied soldiers, sailors , and their families during and after the war, and to help returning soldiers and sailors to re establish themselves satisfactorily in civil life; to induce our civilian population to back up the men in the trenches by putting the same quality of self-sacrifice and patriotism into their work at home that the soldiers are putting into their fighting abroad; to make America, when she welcomes home hex- returning sons, as woi'thy of love as are those battle scarred heroes who are daring all in her defense; to help the soldier “‘make the world safe for democracy” and to help the civilian “make dem ocracy safe for the world.” This movement is to continue dur ing the war and for as many as five years thereafter. Every farmer is to be solicited to Give-a-Bushel at har vest time of the most abundant crop in his county, or the value thereof. For the most abundant crop there is always a ready local market. The gift bushels are to be sold under the direction of the organization in the county, parish or community where donated. The funds collected will be deposited in local banks to be selected by the Managing Directors, to be for warded by them to the State Treas urer. The State Headquarters are at State Capitol, Little Rock. The offi cers are as follows: Governor Chas. H. Brough, Chairman; Col. H. L. Remmel, Vice Chairman; Gen. Lloyd England, Treasurer; Hon. J. S. Speed, Secretary; C. K. Elliott, State Director. The Board of Trustees consists of 15 prominent citizens of the State and the Advisory Board consists of 35 men of prominence in the farming and business interests. The National Organization now be ing formed in Washington will be composed of such me*v as Vice-Presi dent Marshall, First Assistant Sec retary of Agriculture Carl Vroor man, Speaker Champ Clark, Williarrx Kent, of the United , States Tariff Commission; H. C. Stewart, chair man National Agricultural Advisory Committee, and other men of nation wide prominence. These National Trustees will organize this movement in every State in the Union. This movement having been instituted by Arkansas, this State is given the honor of putting it on first. All the other States will follow, and then af ter the organization is completed in \ the United States it will be taken up l . .it .1 fVin vunrlfl. Uy Luc auitu uuwivmw — - Senator Robinson told President Wilson that Arkansas will give bush els to the amount of a million dol lars. It is estimated that the entire United States will produce one hun dred million dollars. President Wil son says: “1 have vision enough to see its wonderful possibilities.” This movement has the endorsement anti active support of every branch of our National and State Governments. Arkansas already has the honor of .raving returned four times as much flour to our government as all the other States combined, and now hav ing started this great work in her borders the eyes of the Nation are upon us. If it were not for the drouth Ark ansas alone would produce a million and a half dollars, but we are in the grip of the worst drouth the State has ever known. At the same time, we must not forget that we are in the worst war the world has ever known, and in all history men have never been asked to face what our boys are facing “Over There,” and with what wonderful success they are doing their full duty. There is no drouth or other condition that pre vents them from giving their all, even life, if need be, and we must not | let anything prevent us from doing our full duty over here. If there is a vjan, woman or chi'd in the State of Arkansas who does not love those boys, then that person should not give a bushel. Is this a charity? No! Rather an offering for services ren dered. We are told by the boys who come back from “Over There” that they do not dread death, hut oftimes in the trenches, in l ie camps and in the hos pitals they discuss what will become of them - should they become maimed, blinded or disabled and retu^p to take up the duties of civil life in competi tion with their more fortunate neigh bors. This fund is being raised for just that purpose. The people of America will not allow those disabled boys to return and for a living have to peddle pencils or shoestrings, per haps, on our streets to a generation who have forgotten their services. Neither do we expect to crowd them behind cold walls of old soldiers’ homes, but, as is their due, re-estab lish them in the vocations of peace that each is best fitted for. In this movement Arkansas is lead ing the world in the most humanita rian, philanthropic work, the highest ideal of all, and we find the people responding all over the State just as they have responded to every call of the government. The same spirit * prevans that induced the boys to sajV » as one said when leaving the station when one of his friends tried to con sole him. “Don’t sympathize, with * _ __ _ii_ Kaiser, because when we American I boys get ‘Over There,’ God knows he will need it.'* From 90 per cent of the counties of J the State we are gettng reports that ; in their school districts the people y are responding 100 per cent strong, from the head of the family to the babe in arms. One and all are rally- J| ing to the support of our boys. The news has siready gone “Over There” tj’y that they need not dread their future ' "\ here, although they return to us dis abled. The people of Arkansas and the people of the Nation will not for get their service and their wonderful deeds of valor that have startled the . • ’ world. We know that your Country can be' depended upon to do her duty. Yours sincerely, mSS C. K. ELLIOTT, J State Director. Thrift Stamp Sale iiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiimiiiiuiiiiiiiMiiHiimmmuiiHwIf®'