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^Hot Springs, ArK.
-' r —ni—n it a 11 i m i 1-- t-jifcWMi an—————
The Wonder Spot of America.
* 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
666 cures Malaria, Chills and Fever,
or Bilious Fever, by killing the para
site causing the fever. Fine strength
ening tonic. 14wl0t
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Southwestern Bell Telephone CO.
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Newport, Ark, August 20, 19.18
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:
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.
(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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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 . • ’
We know that your Country can be'
depended upon to do her duty.
Yours sincerely, mSS
State Director.
Stamp Sale

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