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To the Farmer, Work
ing Man, Business Man and Professional Man: You will be interested in the following fuels. They directly affect your daily life and your in come, thereby affecting the food you are able to put on your talwe, and the kind of clothing and kind of schooling you are able to give to your children. In the year 1907, which was prior to the dras tic reduction in railroad rates, and previous to the heavy increase in the cost of materials and sup plies and the marked advance in wages, the credit of American railroads was second to none, and their securities were marketable at reasonable rates, both at home and abroad. In 1907 the railroads of this country purchased $550,000,000 worth of freight and passenger cars, locomotives and rails. Eighty per cent of this amount, or $•140,000,000 went into the hands of the American wage earners. Figuring on the basis of $700 per annual compensation, which is a conservative ba sis, the plants manufacturing this equipment and rail and selling the railroads employed 628,009 people, thus providing a living for 2,500,000 Iver sons, In 1914 the railroads were able to purchase only $218,000,000 worth of cars, locomotives and rails, and the plants turning them out were able to employ only 424,000 wage earners, thus provid ing for less than 1,009,000 persons. Compare 1914 with 1907, when the railroads were receiving reasonable rates for their serv ices. Nineteen fourteen show's a decrease of $332,000,000 in purchases, 356,000'less wage earn ers employed in turning out the goods, and 1,590,- \ 000 less persons provided for by means of this work. I This immense reduction in the volume of bus iness materially affects all classes of business and labor, and principally affects the farming inter ests, because it means that a very large number of people are without funds to purchase these pro ducts of ttye farm, which in good times they buy. It means that many of these unfortunate people must stint themselves and live on less than they require, and less than they have been accustomed to in the past. Next to agriculture the railroad business is the greatest in this country. Natur ally marked depression in the railroad business is quickly felt in other lines. The point the rail roads desire to make is this—that the prosperity of the country is linked with their prosperity. When railroads suffer, the country suffers. There is no gainsaying the fact that every ad ditional dollar put into the channels of trade in Arkansas is of value to every citizen of Arkansas. Later in this series of articles the railroads will show the vast amount of money lost to Arkansas by enforced curtailment of railroad expenditures in Arkansas, and the railroads will show that their revenues have been cut too deep to give them a chance to prosper. What do you think of this situation? We are asking only for the same opportunity that is given to other classes of business. We are asking for the restoration of a passenger rate that is just, ami we want the assistance of the men who live in Arkansas and use the railroads of Arkansas. T11E RAILROADS OFARKANSAS. (Advertisement) f ___ _ . WELL KNOWN RESIDENT TO BE BURIED TODAY REMAINS OF MRS. MARGARET P. BURTON WILL BE INTERRED IN NATCHEZ MISS. The remains of Mrs. Margaret Power Burton, who died at the family j residence, 70ti Prospect avenue, j Thursday afternoon, will be taken to Natchez, for burial, the body leaving for that city, accompanied by rela tives this morning. I Mrs. Burton has lived In this cpy for the past 18 years, having cAie i here from her old home in Natp -z. j Nhe came to Hot Springs an in A id, hut found renewed health lnd strength in the noted hot baths Ail enjoyed good health until reflect iy.T>f Jter it could be said that she was "one i of God's chosen ones” and none knew 1 her but to love her. .Mrs. Burton was horned in New York city in 18.35. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, N. H. Burton, of Greenville, Miss.; A. J. Burton. Fort Worth, Texas; Miss Eva Burton and Mrs. George G. Christmas of this city. Burton Christmas, the little son of Mrs. Christmas, was de voted to "Grandma” and the death of Mrs. Burton affected him greatly. The pall bearers will be Dr. E. H. Martin. Dr. G A. Hebert, E. H. Ban croft, Fitzhugli Burton. Dr. Funk B. Dak? and Dr. Charles Dake. -o Circle No. X. Women’s Missionary Society of the Central M. E. Church, will have a delicatessen sale at the iSout'heru Pharmacy, Duga :i-Stuart building, opposite Arlington hotel. Saturday, February fi. commencing at ft a. m. -Members and friends cor dially invited to attend. 1 -1-31 - -u —-—■— Try a Sentinel-Record Want Ad., l!HOUSE PASSES THE NAVAL BILL TWO NEW DREADNOUGHTS ARE PROVIDED FOR IN THE APPROPRIATION. Congressman Underwood Met With Defeat in His Efforts to Confine the Appropriation to Construction of One Battleship. Washington, Kelt. 5 Over a strenu ous protest from Majority Leader Un derwood tire holme in passing the naval appropriation bill tonight re tained provision for the construction of two new dreadnoughts. illepresentatlve Underwood declare^ the nation was facing a probable treasury deficit next year of f»[i,0<>0. 000, and economy advocates led by flint succeeded in striking out appro priatlons aggregating more than six million dollars for five submarines, a transport and a hospital ship. The bill as it goes to the senate tarries $M4,6+8,!RC and authorizes the following construction program: Two battleships of the largest and most powerful design. $7,800,000 each, exclusive of armor and armament. Six: torpedo boat destroyers, $025. 000 each. One seagoing submarine torpedo boat, $1,400,000. Eleven submarines. $550,000 oadh. One oil fuel ship. $1,140,000. The proposed hospital ship would have cost $2,500,000 and the trans port $1,100,000. An amendment was adopted author izing the construction of three of the six destroyers on the Pacific coast. Five of the submarines are to be built there. The bill provides that any of the vessels authorized may he con structed in government yards, but (Chairman Padgett of the naval com mittee explained that tlho New York Plant, the only one to which a battle ship might he given, already was working to its capacity. All new legislation, including provi sions for the creation of a naval re serve, for an aide for operations in the navy department to head a war board and for creataion of the rank of admiral and vice admiral, wore stricken front the bill several days ago. An effort will be made to have them restored in the senate. The fight for one battleship was warmly waged and at one time it ap parently was won. When 1+epresenta tive Hobson moved that four ships he authorized. Representative Under wood offered an amendment to reduce the number to one. The Underwood amendment was carried, 142 to 12!». Itnmediately, however, the Hobson amendment, as amended, was defeat ed. Its to Ui!>, thus leaving the origi nal provision for two ships un changed. The bill itself finally was passed without a roll call. iMr. Underwood pleaded earnestly for economy, declaring the house must decide between retrenchment or further taxes upon the people. He assertetd that the nation wras in no more danger of war now than it was a year ago, and now danger would continue to grow smaller if tlhc United (States pursued its own way. On the other hand, lie warned that if Amer ica entered into an armament race it would “mean war at the end of the story.” CRANE COMPANY TO WITHDRAW FROM TEXAS (Iroes beck, Texas, Fob. f> — The ease of the stale of Texas \ s. The Crane Company, charging violation of Texas' anti-trust laws, was compro mised in district court here today by the Crane Company paying $75,000 penalty, costs of court and prosecu tion, and obligating itself not to vio late the anti trust laws of Texas. The company, which lias Texas headquarters at Dallas, later issued a statement announcing it would with draw from Texas, closing branches at Dallas and at Texas City. The com promise approved by the court today did not require the latter act. The antitrust suit filed here against the Crane Company asked |H*nalties aggregating $1,400,000, and illiat the companj be ordered to dis continue business within the state, lmtor this pleading was amended and penalties of $2,700,000 were a9ked. the ouster proceedings being with drawn. INVESTIGATING DEATHS OF INMATES OF HOME. Yonkers, N. Y , Feb. 5.—Adam Ban gert, superintendent of the German Odd Feliows home here and three em ployes of the Institution, were ar tested tonight and held as material witnesses on warrants Issued by Cor oner Dunn as th> result of testimony which the coroner's Jury heard today concerning the deaths of eight aged inmates. A warrant also was issued for Fred Mors, a former employee, who told the N?w York police last Tuesday that he had caused the death of these inmates and who is now under obser vation in the psychopathic ward of Bellevue hospital In New York. The coroner 'Xpeets to lay the evi dence he has before District Attorney Weeks at White Plains tomorrow and to decide whether to exume any of th? bodies. ..Sentinel Record Went ade Get Re r«ulu- - - ,_ue* ON GUARD IN POLAND ::aiwg German soldier on guard duty in the snow in Poland, wrapped in heavy furs and with ear protectors. republigansTeep _ UP FILIOUSTER FEW DEMOCRATIC LEADERS HAVE MUCH HOPE OF PASS ING SHIP PURCHASE BILL. ‘Washington, Feb. fi. Administra tion democrats of the. senate believed tonight they had found a way to turn the burden of the ship purchase bill tight, hack to the republican side from whence it was shifted to tiheir own shoulder so suddenly Iasi Monday by the alliance of insurgent democrats and minority members Despite tile fact that they found themselves still lacking votes to carry a motion to recommit the bill with n st-ructions for its amendment the democrats inaugurated today the first move in a substitute plan whe i Sena tor Gore, who introduced a;i amended ship bill yesterday, moved to dis charge the commerce committee' front its consideration. The champions of the hill after a - arefui cant ass of t'he situation todav believe they can get votes enough to carry the Gore mo tion and in that wav the amended bill, which viriuall) is the caucus measure, with changes designed to draw support from the progressive re publicans, can be reported back to the senate and thereby force the rc publicans to resume their defensive fight to prevent the dll from coming to a final vote. In view of this situation the allied opposition forces determined today upon a rest and rallied enougSi vote* to force a recess of the senate until /Monday. Senator Clarke of Arkan sas. who led the iVemocrataio revolt, made the motion for the recess. The administration democrats did not op pose it, although it had been planned to call up the Gore motion tomorrow Apparently few of the democratic leaders now have much hope of break ing the so-called re.| uhlican filibuster against the measure, however, and lliere were many rumors today that tlie bill may be laid aside, after stren uous efforts to pass it within the next week, so that appropriation measures may be considered. Today the senate was enlivened by speeches of insurgent an l regu'a democrats, rehearsing the revolt over the bill. Senators Hardwick and Va: (laman vigorously defended their posi tions in revolting and assailed Sena tor Stone for ltis attack upon thorn. Senator .James again criticised h's colleagues ami particularlv arraigned Senator Camden, wipe li aid. would "hold up the hands of the pre-ident while the republicans tied them." ASSASSINS OF ARCHDUKE IN AUSTRIA EXECUTED Amsterdam. \ia ixindoti, Fel). 5.— j 4:28 a. in A Berlin dispatch re ceived lb ere says that the execution of three of the conspirators in the as sassination of the archduke Francis 'Ferdinand, heir apparent to the Ann Irian throne, took place Wednesday in the prison of the court fortress at Sarajevo. Bosnia. Gavrlo Prinzip. the Bosnian student who actually slew the archduke and his inorganic wife while they were visiting Sarayevo. is undergoing a sentence of years’ imprisonment, it having been impossible on account of Ills youth to sentence him to death. ... o INSURRECTION STARTED. IN THE PHILIPPINES. ——— Manila. Feb. 5. Private dispatches from Cuba report that patrols of the constabulary last night prevented the execution of what was rumored to be a plan to burn the city and siart an Insurrection. One small fire brok? out but there was no disorder. Rumors were current in Manila that an insurrectionary movement by the Filipino population was imminent here but apparently th’re was no basis for them. CONTINUING THAT TRULY REMARKABLE! I WITH THIS ADDED ATTRACTION I I All this Season’s Clothcraft, a 1 1 0 wool Suits and Overcoats that Q sold regularly at $18, $16,50, and L $15,00 L VerySpecial A RThe Nationally Advertised Blue Serge at $15, Now w ===== F T AlllthisSeason’s E Society Brand E Adler-Rochester N Hickey-Freeman Suits and Overcoats Formerly Selling at $30, $27.50, $25, L $22.50 and $20 L Are now selling at the above price. R Many of these gar- ^B m ments are suitable for C5 early spring wear. m I Can You Afford to Let an Oppor- p tunity Like this Slip By? I We Have Cut the Price, But the Quality Never I 428 Central Avenue ! GOLF NOTES J f • • By H. W. LANIGAN ■ • IV I r-5 II'.'- At * • 11 UK I <’ 11 uni Hast in i it 11..'.- 0 There were upwards of two dozen golfers at play on the Country -Club course yesterday. The links are dry ing out rapidly and. if the weather will only continue to behave, they will be in the best of trim within a very few days. Milton Dargln of Atlanta Da . Abe W. Levy of Houston, Texas: It W Thrift of Lima. Ohio: W .1. Monroe, \V. lj, McConnell and l’aul Fitch of Youngstown, Ohio: D Fellows Haines of Englewood, A' .1 : F C .Wooer and VV. H. France of Toledo, Oiiio and J. IM. Daly of Chicago were the regulars from the Arlington at play. A host of tidy twosomes, likewise sev eral ferocious foursomes, were staged. Two new golfers coming to town yesterday were John L. Tye of At lanta, Ha., who Is at the Kastman, and John IR. Morgan of Memphis, who is at the Arlington. Tye pla>ed the Essex course a year ago. Miss Afton W illiams and Mies Hop Kins also made the rounds That swells the list of eligible tor tlio A. ■J. Hidden trophy, wriich President Follies plans putting on early next week, providing the weatiher doesn't misbehave again. --- NEW TELEPHONE DIRECTORY. The .forms for the new telephone directors will close on the 10th of February. Ail those who desire tele phones put in or changes made in the directory should notify the telephone office at once. U. 15. McKEAN, 1-28-1 w Manager. Judge C. T. rmnam lias resumed ! the practice of law and has secure" the offices formerly occupied hy At torney A. J. Murpny, located at xoi Central avenue, second floor of the old Citizens National bank building, over Spencer’s cigar store. Phone 646. 12-31 tr -o Ask your doctor about Bulgarian Buttermilk. 1-30-tf -o THREAD FACTORY AGAIN RESUMES FULL TIME WUUainantic. Conn . Feb. 5 Com mencing on Monday, morn than 2,500 employes at the factory of the Ameri can Thread Company here will work j ou full time for six days a xxeek, ac I cording to an .unuiuncemeut today The factory had been running four days a week for several months. ——-o WHITE SLAVERS CONVICTED. Kansas City. Mo., Feb. 5.- Mrs. Jesse Holloway, and her brother Fred McClure, both of Oklahoma City, Okla, were found guilty in federal court here today of violating the Mann act in transporting Mrs. Moin nie McClure from Kansas City to Oklahoma City lor immoral purposes. Sentence will be passed later. The case attracted attention from a ruling which permitted Mrs. McClure, the government's chief witness, to testify againt her husband. Judge Van Valkenburg held the placing of a wife in white slavery^’ constitutes an assault upon her. Assault cases are exi eted in the law which prevents a wife appearing us witness at her hus band's trial *DR. J. W. SMITH RETURNS. I)r. .r W Smith has returned to the city from a long vacation and has resumed his practice, with offi ces lu the new Thompson building, suite 508. fifth floor. 1-21-lm Let Sorrells Drug Oo. look after four KODAK finishing. FRY A SirNTINtn, TtFVORP PT. AHSf. h'lh'K Vl> TtHJAY ll way rent that va Mtu huuaa fur you.