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% <Knurfer-3ni> MARIANNA, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1917. NO. 29 B; Registration Day for Women has been named by Governor Brough as Regis men throughout the state of Arkansas. It is as every woman of Marianna to walk to the City and register and sign the pledge card for food was the duty of the men of Lee county to regis sident asked it of them. From 9 a. m. t0 4 p. m. imittee at the Red Cross Headquarters to assist these cards. When you say that you will not conserve your food and do your little bit toward ■xamine yourself carefully and see if the word apply somewhere. This is somethin? the Gov *mment is asking of you and surely Mr. Hoover knows more about the subject of how we should conserve our food than any woman in Marianna; will you stand behind your president? If you have no son or husband to send to the front, be able to say to the woman who does have one—while you are making your supreme sacrifice I am making my small one. Oh, women of America do your frivolities and your luxuries mean more to you than the splendid young manhood that is going to the training camps to defend your home and theirs. Let us listen to those in authority and profit by the mistakes of other nations. If you cannot carry «ut the pledge card to the letter carry it out as far as you can; at least make an effort. REGISTRATION COMMITTEE _ . WATSON WRITES ABOUT BOLL WEEVIL ITE DEMONSTRATION AGENT IS THERE IS NO OCCASION TO BECOME ALARMED. he following letter from C. W. toon, state demonstration agent, to F. Newell, agent for Lee county, ilains why Mr. Evans, the govem nt boll weevil expert, was not able come to Lee county upon the occa n of his recent visit to Arkansas, wever, Mr. Watson states he him f will be glad to visit Lee county 1 advise with the planters on the it method to fight the pest. His ter follows: I wired you today that Mr. Evans i to leave for Washington and the lerary was made out for his trip fore we heard from you. Am aw lly sorry we couldn’t get up there, feel that he could have been worth ile in your county, not only from II weevil investigation, but to allay y feeling on the part of the busi is interests that would cause panic, fii your people still feel that the evil is going to do them any great mage, I would be glad to go over metime during the middle of next *k to help you out. "For your information let me state it we visited Lonoke, Pulaski, Jef rson, Desha, Lincoln. Drew, Brad f, Calhoun, Union and Ouachita mties, made investigations and de mined to what extent the weevil is working and we came to this serai conclusion that if the hot ither continued there was no cause r alarm, but it is evident that there a general infestation, more so per is that at any time in the past and ile the weevils are not in sufficient mbers to destroy &e crop, ttiey can found almost in every cotton field. "Mr. Evans seemed to think that die the smaTT late cotton is at a •advantage, yet there is one fea •* that makes it more hopeful and at is that the small cotton will per rt the sun rays to enter and cause •e weevil damage. If I can be of •vice to you in making an investiga * and you will Tet me know, I will 1 and go over myself and do what •an, but I believe you will find your ■ty very much in line with the rision as above stated.” --o amoved as member 1 OF EXEMPTION BOARD Vka, Kan., July 24.—George W. *• county clerk of Reno county, ^yesterday removed as a member ®e Reno County Exemption Board ^Governor Capper. The action fol •w Lee' demands that he be paid nia service as a member of the Option board. He is the only ■ay clerk in the state who asked •remuneration. Lee sent in a bill '♦105 and yesterday protested to f^rnor because of publicity 2 “*s demand. His removal fol •W immediately. -o , Ungrammatical, once wrote on a blackboard.” * Philadelphia teacher, “these "^e toast was drank in sil and then asked my class, ‘can ,one me what the mistake in Sentence is?’ i i ?U^S Pondered. Then a lit ** held up her hand, and at a b +? me went to the board and *Tv 6 *°N°wing answer: *** t°ast was ate In silence.’’ ’ this period of multiplied mis . he country frowns only on l*0C8—Newark News. (j -—o Us*!!*.h°w sincerely she sympa •Jth the Russian idea of “no |hk '?8, ’ Germany has assessed fine of $50,000,000 on Rou Herald, DEFORMED BABIES AWAITING DEATH WITH PERMISSION OF PARENTS, CHICAGO SURGEON, DECLINES TO OPERATE UPON HOPE LESS CASES. Chicago, 111., July 24.—The hope lessly deformed daughter of William and Eva Meter, bom at a North Side hospital yesterday, died this after noon after Dr. Harry Haiselden re fused to perform a surgical operation which would have saved its life. The case parallels that of “Baby Bollinger,” who was attended by the same physician and allowed to die under similar circumstances more than a year ago. Dr. Haiselden examined the infant and decided its deformity was of such a character that would be best to let it die. The parents of the Meter child agreed with the doctor. The baby was fed regularly until death relieved its sufferings. Many doctors and nurses visited the hospi tal today to see the baby. ur. naiseiaen, wno siarnea me country when he decreed that Baby Bollinger should be allowed to die when an operation would have pro longed its life, is today permitting two other defective babies to die, he announced this afternoon. “Some day people will wonder how there should be any criticism of such a course,” he said. In addition to the Meter baby, which was bom with deformed neck, no skull bone and malformed,. Dr. Haiselden told of two other cases. “The first of the other babies is 5 months old, bom to a family named Martys, living on North Springfield avenue.” he said. “He was brought to me a month ago, paralyzed and with ; the head incurably affected. By op-1 erating, I could have prolonged the life for a year or so. But I explained matters to the parents and they are j willing to wait for death. ‘The third baby is named Paul Haidza. He is 3 months old and his head is misshapen and defective and there is a malady that makes breath ing an agony for the infant. I am prescribing enough paregoric to keeD it drugged until death ends it all. “I feel that I am doing the great est service to humanity possible in these cases. It is better than experi menting with a knife for my own satisfaction.” Many prominent persons voiced their approval of Haiselden s deci sion. Mrs. Samuel Meter, grandmother of the Meter baby, called up Dr. Hais elden today and added her permision to use his own judgment about the baby’s life. The grandmother is her self the mother of a baby 11 days om. f “Dr. Haiselden is absolutely right, ’ j said Mrs. Charlotte Rhodus, vice j president of the woman’s party of t Cook county. "I? It were my own child I would want the same thing done. It would be a crime to let such a deformed infant survive.” “If the life of this imbecile, a de formed little babe of innocence were spared or prolonged the life of the mother would be endangered, said Rev. Johnston Meyers of Immanuel Baptist Church. ‘‘The child would be an immediate burden to the mother and it might cost her life." Dr. Isaac A. Apt, noted baby doc tor. said that when there is a rea sonable hope of saving a baby—even a defective baby—it should be saved. “If it’s hopelessly deformed, that's another question.” said the doctor. “Such cases cannot be handled as general propositions. They must be solved as individual cases.” Health Commissioner Robertson this afternoon started an investigation of the Meter baby’s death. MARKETING PROBLEMS WILL BE INVESTIGATED D. C. WELTY, MISSOURI PACIFIC AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION ER, WILL SPEND DAY HERE. The special marketing committee of the Marianna Commercial Club Wednesday received a telegram from D. C. Welty of St. Louis, agricultural commissioner of the Missouri Pacific railroad, stating he wouli arrive in Marianna this (Friday) morning at nine o’clock for the purp-se of mak ing an investigation into conditions here with a view to assisting the farmers in securing the best markets for their surplus products. Mr. Wel ty has been engaged in this line of work for many years and he will bring with him the accumulated ex perience covering a long period of activity in solving marketing condi tions. Today he will go with P. F. Newell, county demonstrator, and several other citizens, to points in the county and make a first-hand study of conditions. He will talk with the farmers in order to get first-hand in formation with reference to the dif ficulties they have been encountering in seeking to profitably dispose of their products. He will also advise with the local merchants. After se curing all the available information he will be prepared to make many practical suggestions in an address he will deliver at the Elks Club to night (Friday) at eight o’clock. The nffir»pr« nf tVip Pr»fr*mprria1 C!lnh »rp anxious to have a large crowd present tonight to hear Mr. Welty. Every interested farmer is especially urged to attend the meeting tonight at the Elks Club. -o “TED,” THE CARTOONIST. IN ORIGINAL DRAWINGS TONIGHT ‘Ted,” (Billy EUwood), creator of the Dingbats and other comic pictures now business manager for the Ma jestic Theatre here, will appear at the Majestic Tent tonight in his Chau tauqua chalk sketch entitled “Folks We See.” Mr. 'EUwood is a rapid fire sketch artist, and during his stay in Marianna he has created much amusement by exhibiting pen draw ings of well known citizens and fami liar scenes. In his chautauqua pro gram which he will follow tonight he draws his famous cartoons in view of the audience on paper five feet square—consuming approximately forty minutes in his work. -o 0 -o-o-o-o-—o-o-o-o 1 I 0 TOPICS IN BRIEF. o 1 I 0-O-0-0-0——0-0-0 Turks say all they want is the right to exist, but the Americans said it first—Wall Street Journal. *** The German general in East Africa money is refused in the counting roogn of the Staats-Zeitung.—New York Sun. ••• The German general in aEst Africa permitted by the Belgians to retain his word for honorable conduct in war probably will spend the rest of his life keeping away from Berlin.— Newark News. *** “Let the American Army Come,” says a Berlin paper, which is verv sound advice under the circumstances. —Indianapolis Star. Queen Sophia of Greece is the first member of the Hohenzollern family iu nave wie dx- uexure wie uue, uui will probably not be lonely long.— Wall Street Journal. *** The voting age of Englishwomen has been fixt at thirty. There is lit tle likelihood of a stampede to a poll ing-place that has been made a con fessional.—Newark News. **• Count Seebach. of Berlin, says: “It is in vain to desire to win Americans with civilities and sentimentalities." Never heard the submarines called that before.—San Francisco Chroni cle. **• The Kaiser’s wrath over the de thronement of his brother-in-law, the King of Greece, makes it plain that the Allies had very good reason for insisting on this step. — Oshkosh Northwestern. A Mexican paper of pro-German stamp, called La Defensa, having proposed a war to regain California and Texas, and an American officer with a Prussian point of view having proposed seizing Mexican oil-fields we can call it even.—New York Evening Post. *•* Gust J. Papatheodorokounoundur gis-Tomichlakopulos, of Chicago, bought a United States bond and says he is an American citizen. What’s the name, please.—Kansas City Star. NO. ABATEMFNT IN | BUILDING ACTIVITY MANY SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVE MENTS ARE UNDER WAY IN MARIANNA—NO VACANT BUILDINGS HERE. War time conditions are causing no tightening of purse strings in ( Marianna. In fact, the people here are taking the very sensible view that j the unprecedented period of prosperi ty through which the nation has been passing will continue, that the bil lions of dollars to be spent by the government for war supplies will serve to increase the volume of busi ness rather than to diminish it, and that this condition supplemented by the prospect for good crop yields and high prices for farm products justi fies the mcst steadfast confidence in the future security of the nation’s business. In Marianna, in part’cular. the sit uation with reference to financial conditions and building activity is the best it has been in many years. All the banks are carrying record-break ing deposits for this season of the year. Every character of business is prospering. There is not a vacant building of any kind in Marianna. Every contractor is swamped with work and every laborer is employed at increased wages over the scale a few months ago. Through the courtesy of the Mil ler Lumber Company and the Home Lumber Company the Courier-Index is able to present below a brief re sume of the building activities in Marianna during the past weeks: T OaHnrnA now rpsiHpnrp on Chesnut street, $10,000 to $12,000. Brick veneer, tile roof, red gum and oak finish. Brian Frazier, $5,000 bungalow on South Poplar street. Wm. Friedman, $6,000 to $7,000 brick veneer bungalow on South Pop lar street. W« A. Willis, new $5,000 bungalow. W\ B. Mann, new $7,000 bungalow on Main street. J. B. Daggett, brick addition to re sidence and improvements on inter ior, $2,500. Mrs. T. D. Benthal, three new 5 room bungalows for rent, on West Main and W'est Chesnut streets, $3,000 each. R. L. Derrick, brick veneer bunga low on West Main street, $5,000 to $7,000. R. L. Mixon, two-story brick veneer .residence on South Poplar street, $10,000. W. S. McClintock is building a large brick addition to the Karicofe garage. Mr. Karicofe will install a modem machine and wood-working plant in this building. Co$>t of build ing $5,000. J. L. Isaacs and R. D. Jarratt are erecting brick building on East Chest nut street. The building is divided into four apartment for rental pur poses. Cost $2,500. The colored Baptist congregation has begun the erection of a modern church on the comer of West Main and Alabama streets, to cost between $6,000 and $8,000. Judge J. A. Plummer has had the interior of the court house overhaul ed, the walls and ceilings replastered and tinted and new flooring put in. He has just received the plans for the remodeling of the county jail. The old jail will be overhauled and a large addition built. The structure will be thoroughly modem, having apartments for whites and blacks, males and females. Hospital quarters will be provided. The improvement . will cost between *6,000 and $8,000. The brick livery bam formerly oc- ] cupied by Lee Derrick has been leas ed to Roane & Atkins. The building has been remodeled, concrete floors put in. and a modern garage install ed. The firm deals in the Paige and Maxwell cars. Cost of improvements $2,500. The Lee County Motor Company has moved into its new building on South Poplar street. The new home of the company is one of the hand somest in this section of Arkansas. It has every modern convenience. The company handles Ford cars and I Am Learning that success is a matter of habit ual concentration upon higher ideals. I am what I set out to be. The things I read and talk about today and the thoughts I think today are a forecast of what I shall become. I have learned that i am a composite of the things I have said, the thoughts I have nur tured. the company I have kept and the habits I have pursued. I am learning that success lies with in myself—my brain, my ambition and my determination— and that difficulties and hard experience are not to be dodged, but met with courage, that they may be turn ed into future capital. Donations to the Red Cross Fund Leader Store, 20 yards of domestic. Mrs. Maud Somn.ers, 32 yards of chambray. Mrs. W. S. McClintock, one dozen bath towels. Mrs. H. B. Derrick, 6 sheets and 6 pillow cases. Mrs. J. I. Morris. 25 yards outing flannel. 10 yards Lonsdale and one dozen bath towels. The ladies have been sewing at the work rooms in the City Hall for almost two weeks, and have quite a large quantity of hospital garments and bandages finished, and expect soon to be ready to make a shipment to Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, N. Y. From there the shipment will be forwarded to our soldiers in France. Mrs. Morris has organized auxiliaries in Haynes. Moro. Oak Forrest and Brickeys. Yesterday she went to Oak Forrest to take patterns and instruct the ladies in the making of the gar ments. Within the next week or two Mrs. Morris expects to * have auxiliaries organized at Aubrey and Rondo. deals in all auto accessories. It main tains a modem garage and machine shop. The improvement, outside of the cost of the lot, approximates $12,000. The Miller Lumber Company has remodeled and enlarged its offices and installed a modem heating plant. The private offices of the managers rt-e finished in beautifully figured red gum panels. The large retail shed is also being repainted. Ike Panich is remodeling the store building recently vacated by Thos. G. Johnston’s Pure Food Grocery. He is installing a modern front, over hauling the interior and will use the room as an addition to his store. T. C. Conner of Cody, is erecting a new gin at a cost of $7,000 to $8,000. J. L. West of Gill is erecting a new gin to cost from $7,000 to $8,000. Boyce & Kausler, near Cody, are erecting six new tenant houses at a cost of $400 each. The exterior wood work on the First Baptist church has been re painted. Within the next two weeks the Missouri Pacific railway company will begin work on the new $40,000 passenger station here. Banks McDonald of La Grange is making some substantial improve ments on his residence. E. M. Spain is putting the mater ials on the ground for the erection of a modem bungalow on his lot on South Liberty street. The building will cost $3,000. Wallace Greenhaw is spending $1, OUU iu UiV CICUVIUII ui a Iicv» wuuru low in Southeast Marianna. J. L. Isaacs has just finished a new rental bungalow in North Marianna and one in South Marianna, the two combined costing S2.400. Wm. Friedman has just moved into his new brick veneer bungalow on South Poplar street, erected at a cost of $7,000. -o BAND CONCERT PROGRAM THURSDAY EVE, AUGUST 2 Opening ‘‘America.” 1. Demonstration March _ Rosenkrans 2. Where the Blackeyed Susans Grow.Whiting 3. Rosemary Waltz-- Von Hagen 4. How's Every Little Thing in Dixie -Gumble 5. Overture "Migonette”— _ Beauman INTERMISSION. 6. Down Where the Sewanee River Flows.Von Tilzer 7. Underneath the Stars— _ Spencer 8. Good-bye, Good Luck. God Bless You, “Waltz" —E. R. Ball 9. Trombonium "Trombone Troubles" . Withrow 10. And They Called it Dixie Land . Whiting Finale “Dixie." --o Times Have Changed. Little Mildred came home from a day's visit in the home of little Har riet. “She was awfully rude to me. ma mma,” said Mildred. She talked cross to me and she wouldn't let me play with her dolls and she told me her father was richer than mine and everything.' ' “Why didn’t yoti come home, asked the mother. “That's what I should have done if a playmate had treated me that way when I was a little girl." “Maybe that’s what you would have done, mamma,” Mildred replied. “ But times have changed since you were a litt girl. When Harriet acted mean I just slapped her face and stay ed.”—Newark News. ---o.— The suffrage movement is now so strong in this country that it is cer tain to succeed in spite of the tatics of ladies like those camped in front of the White House.—Chicago Herald FOREIGN FOE WOULD BURN FOOD SUPPLY WHAT SPIES DO FOR THE KAI SER AT RISK OF LIFE SOME AMERICANS DO THROUGH CARELESSNESS. \ - Finding the great Waahbum-Cros by and Pillsbury flour mills guarded by an elaborate system of human sentries and official red tape and that in Minnesapolis and St. Paul the en emy alien is held responsible for fires that have already destroyed four large grain elevators, the editor and publisher of the Southern Contsrue tion News has returned from Minne sota and other northern points with fresh determination to wage war on the curse of fire waste. What is the diffemce in result, asks the Southern Construction News, whether a grain elevator is destroy ed by an emisary of the Kaiser or through the carelessness of an Ameri I can manager of mill hand. The Cen j tral Powers are benfited just as truly when American food is destroyed by a careless fire as by a spy fir« and fire is as effective in preventing our food from going to help our allies as is a German submarine. What is true of grain in northern elevators is true of cotton in Southern warehouses or of any other commo dity representing human effort and potential war power. That thoughtlessness, ignorance, slack management and other forms of carelessness are responsible for | nearly half of our fires, as proved by i fimires of the Arkansas Actuarial Bureau, is a fact that should and will cause a public demand tor more stringent fire-prevention regulations. The remedy for extreme and wanton fire waste lies with public sentiment. Insurance Not a Fire Extinguisher. The question of insurance does not enter into the crime against humanity that is committed every time^gooda, food, supplies or other forma of hu man wealth are wiped off the face of the earth by fire. Fire is a great thief that robs the human race of the products of its labor. Insurance is simply a shock absorber that pro tects the individual from ruin. -It collects the loss from many pocket books instead of one. But it doean t replace the goods that were destroy ed in the world s storehouse. ---- The Ffre Fiend Says: I love to think of modern war That’s fought with liquid fire Of Conflagration's rapid spread And ruination dire. I am Mankind’s most hateful fos It’s very strange to see The humans fighting other folk And not molesting me. --—o When He Volunteers. The Minister—Trust in God and make your powder fly. His Doting Mother—I wonder how lorg before he’ll be a general ? His Militant Father—Bully for him! His Pacifist Uncle—Dear me! Dear dear me! His Proud Aunt—He gets his bravo spirit from our side of the family. His Little Brother—Gee! I wish I could go. His Uttle Sister—I wish I had a dress like that uniform. His Chum—I hope he pays me that five bucks before he goes. His Best Girl—Isn’t he grand! His Girl’s Chum—Oh, you must | give me a military button for my 1 collection. Their Next Door Neighbor—I s’P j pose they’ll be more stuck op than ever now. Drill Sergeant—Oh, Gawd! --o Evidently the American people think more of the Red Cross than j they da of the iron cross.—Oshkoeh j Northwestern.