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(By Clio Harper.)
Little Rock. Nov. 27.—The expect
! happened when the Constitutional
invention adjourned until the first
onday in July. 1918. It was in
ssion three days at a cost of
,00n, but it decided one thing defi
tely and with practical unanimity,
id that is. that the usual procedure
llowed in drafting a new consti
tion Is not applicable at this time,
hen it came to the Issue, there
ere very few who Insisted upon
ntinuing in session until the new
strument could be completed, and
ere was a general agreement upon
ixt summer as the opportune time
reassemble and complete the work
r which they were elected.
An analysis of the personnel of the
idy was most gratifying, and It Is
und to be of a superior type of
atesmanshlp and representative citi
inship. There are many former
ate officials and congressmen In
e convention, and the average age
much higher than that of the ordl
ry legislative body.
There was a small, very small,
ement that contended for an 1m
ediate adjournment, sine die. but
ds was unpopular and gained no
ladway There are many salutatory
janges in the present constitution
Inch the delegates will insist upon,
of the radical, hut in keeping
Ith the tendency of the times.
Service
Value
A ticket via Rock Island :
Lines calls for a trip to j;
y°ur destination — and jl
something else.
Safety, courtesy, travel- j:
comfort and expedition
are included.
A business trip becomes j
a pleasure and a pleasure ;
,riP a reality when you
&'t full service-value for
your money. >
fhat's why you should
ask to be routed
VIA
for fares, routes and reser- !
attons, please call on or write ]
ocal ticket agent, Rock Island
Unes or address
C. B. SLOAT
*st. General Passenger Agent
Little Rock, Ark. J
One of the reforms which will1
likely be urged has to do with the
legislative branch of the government.
That radical changes will be made in
this is almost a certainty. It Is felt
generally that the General Assembly
is not measuring up to the highest
efficiency on account of the restric-!
tions that have grown up about it.
and practices within the law but
detrimental to the best interests of
the state.
There will be members of the
convention who will insist upon
quadrennial sessions with the mem
bers placed on an annual salary,
subject to emergent calls at any time.
Still others will contend for the
biennial sessions for the transaction
of important business that cannot be
deferred, with alternate long and [
short sessions. It is being generally:
recognized that the sixty day restric- j
tion is a mistake, and that a better j
plan would be to put the members
on a salary and require them to stay
long enough to finish the work.
The evils of local legislation, which
has grown to be the distinguishing
feature of each session, were con
demned by Governor Brough in an
address before the convention. He
said that 85 per cent of the 2,200 j
pages of law passed by the last as- j
sembly is local and special in its
nature, and that there should be
some definite means of overcoming j
the evil. There is too much of a
disposition to ‘legislate Johnson
grass out of Greene county and
green grass out of Johnson county."
Many of the things done by special
act could more easily and economic-:
ally, and just as effectively, be done'
by other constituted authorities.
One of the suggestions that w ill I
be advanced is that the general as
sembly shall convene and for thirty
days do nothing but introduce and
advance bills. A thirty day recess
would then be taken, to enable the
Representatives to return to their
homes and discuss the various is
sues with their constituents to secure
the trend of public opinion. They
would then reconvene and consider
tin ei_1_ TUI..
lur UIIIO U|nMi I WIUI . «•••«>
would not preclude the introduction
of other measures after the re-con- j
verting, but it would be provided that ;
a two thirds majority would be neces
sary to permit new measures being
introduced.
Dr. A. C. Miller, editor of the Ark
ansas Methodist, who has made a
careful study of political economy,
suggests that the House of Repre
sentatives shall consist of only 33
members elected from the state at
large for terms of four years, no
two from the same county. They ■
shall serve on salary and be in con-1
tinuous session, but shall not initiate
laws. They shall consider and enact
only such measures as may be pre
sented by the administration, or
upon petition of the people. All pro
posed bills shall be published thirty
days, and the proponents and oopon
ents of all measures shall then be |
given an opportunity to present their j
views through their own represen
tatives. A second House shall be,
provided, consisting of seven circuit
judges, W'hoses ole duty should be j
to pass uopn the form and const!- |
tutionalitv of bills proposed by the ;
House, and thus relieve the courts of
passing upon constitutional questions
save in well defined cases.
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The war is not adding to at least
one line of business, that of the
lawyer. War does not produce liti
gation. The people are too busy to
attend law suits. A Pulaski county
judge the other day dismissed a jury
so they could go home and look ,
after their farm work, which hq con
sidered of greater importance than
sitting in the jury box. A Little
Rock business man who is doing the
work of two or three men jestingly
remarked that his wife had threaten
ed to sue him for diverce just as soon
as he had time to defend the suit.
The courts have less business than
they have had in eyars, and the
lawyers find much spare time to
play golf, run for office and clip the
coupons on past earnings. Every
body else is busy, and be it said to
the credit of the legal fraternity,
they are philosophers and are ac
cepting the conditions without com
plaint. The lawyers are among the
most loyal supporters of the govern
ment and are answering every call
for service:
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Disloyalty is not popular in Arkan
sas, although there are sporadic
cases of seditious talk and pro-Ger
man propaganda brought to the at
tention of the authorities. The chief
menace of this specie of enemy act
ivity is the fact that it is insiduous
in its influence, and unless checked
is likely to spread until it permeates
a community.
The public schools are notably
free from it, and yet It Is found
occasionally even there. An Instance
came to light in a Little Rock school
last week. An eighth grade girl,
evidently of German parentage, made
disloyal: remarks about the flag, and
became so persistent in her condem
nation of things American that tha
other children resented it. . The
matter was brought to the attention
of the teacher, who compelled the
child to salute the flag in the pres
ence of the whole school. And the
teacher then delivered a lecture on
patriotism, which was applauded to
the echo.
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A serious question confronting the
nnn Uli inor thp ' dnirvmnn find thp
farmer is that of the meat supply
and all that the question involves.
The high price of milk, and the
threatened increases, have been the
source of a spirited controversy in
Little Hock, in which the press, the
Council of Defense, the Dairymen’s
Association and the Profitable Farm
ing Bureau have taken part. And
neither side has convinced the other.
That the proposed increases in the
price of milk are not warranted is
generally conceded by all except
the dairymen. And in the meantime,
the dairyman, in the role of the in
nocent bystander, is the one who
suffers the most.
In connection with the milk prob
lem is that of a saner conservation
of food products, particularly breed
ing stock. Among the campaigns
being conducted along this line
is the saving of all heifer calves
in dairy herds from slaughter. The
Wisconsin dairymen are being urged
not to send these calves to the
stock yards, but to hold them for
distribution to neighboring farmers.
But this is bringing about a condition
among the Wisconsin farmers of
which the Arkansas stock men might
well take advantage. The chairman
of the agricultural committee of the
State Council of Defense of Wiscon
sin writes the Arkansas Council as
follows:
“The present very high price of
feed and the high price of milk
make the proposition of saving more
heifer calves than they need for
their own farms rather discouraging
to the dairymen. If we successfully
carry out our program, it will mean
that next spring this state will be
in a position to supply other states
with thousands of dairy bred heifer
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
Bank of Marianna
Marianna, Lee County. Arkansas
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS
NOVEMBER 20. 1917
RESOURCES
Loans and discounts_$214,231.98
Loans on real estate_ 26,983.65
Loans on cotton_ 15,658.55
Overdrafts, secured and
unsecured . 1,545.73
U. S. bonds.... 7.150.00
Furniture and fixtures_ 3,425.94
Hanking House. 14.000.00
Other real estate. 611.50
Due from banks not re
serve agents. 5,109.08
Cash items._ 140.00
Cash and due from re
serve banks_ 75,281.00
Other resources_ 10.11
Total..$364,147.64
LIABILITIES
Capital stock paid up_$ 69.000.00
Surplus fund certified_ 8.344.84
Undivided profits, net_ 6,311.32
Savings accounts$ 34,716.95
Individual deposits includ
ing public funds 233.266 58
Demand certificates of de
posit -- 3,400.00
Time certificates of de
posit . 10,008.00
Cashier's checks 99.85
Total amount of all classes
of deposits as shown
above . 281,491.38
Net deposits (after deduct
ing amount on which more
than 4 per cent is paid as
shown above_ 281,491.38
Total.--$364,147.54
State of Arkansas. County of Lee, ss:
We, Max D. Miller, president, and
Hugh Mixon, cashier, of the'above
named bank, do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true to the
best of our knowledge and belief.
MAX D. MILLER, President.
HUGH MIXON. Cashier.
Attest:
F. N. BURKE.
R. L. WILLIAMSON,
P. R. TURNER.
Directors.
Sworn and subscribed to before
me this 28th day of November, 1917.
My commission expires February
19, 1917.
J. E. ALLEN. Notary Public.
calves. Will the farmers and dairy
men of your state be in need of
any of this stock? If so. will you i
so organize through your state and
county councils that car loads can
be bought and shipped to the com
munities needing them? This could
be done through the county councils
or the agricultural college field forc
es. Ordinarily, however, it is 'better
where a sufficient quantity of cattle
or calves is wanted to have a repre
sentative of the purchaser pass on
the stock before it is shipped. This
state has shipped thousands of head
of dairy cattle this year.”
Large numbers of the Wisconsin *
cattle have been brought to Arkan-!
sas to replenish our herds, and (
Texas is also furnishing large nura-1
bers of fine bred stock.* Planters|
who have heretofore devoted their
whole attention to cotton, are ship
ping in great quantities of Texas
cattle, and are raising more feed
for them. Necessities of the war
have vitalized the doctrine of di
versification which government ag
ents have for years been instilling
into the minds of the Arkansas farm
ers.
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PAVING TAX NOTICE
All partise owning property In
Street Improvement District No. 1,
are hereby- notified that the street
paving tax Is now due and payable
at the Bank of Marianna. Please do
not overlook this matter. Delay will
make your tax cost you more money.
17 J. E. ALLEN, Collector.
MANY MEN I
When they think of LIFE INSURANCE I
think of DEATH. 1
Life Insurance I
is not necessarily ft
Death Insurance I
Henry Smith lias a wife and three children. He also I
has $10,tXK).00 of Life Insurance. •
Henry was ,58 years old when he took this Insurance. |
He now 58 and what is he doing? I
His children are grown and have families of their own. 1
Henry and his good wife are living in comfort on the I
proceeds of that $10,000.00 Life Insurance. 1
Life Insurance I
is not I
Death Insurance I
unless you die ft
An Investment NOT An Expense
HONE LIFE AND ACCIDENT COMPANY
CHAS. McKEE, Resident Agent, Marianna, Ark.
O. F. LACEY, Resident Agent, Moro, Ark.
BANK of HAYNES, Resident Agts., Haynes, Ark.
GOODE RENFROE, Special Agent, Fordyce, Ark.
A. B. BA VKS 4 TO'' PANY, Managers v
Executive Officea, i rdyce, Arkansas
A. B. Banks. President Jno. R. Hampton, Sec. - t!
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CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE
New York, Nov, 26.—Every Ameri-1
can soldier and sailor on duty over
seas will receive a Christmas pack
age from the American Red Cross,
and as far as possible the gifts will
be distributed on Christmas eve,
(rom a Christmas tree by a Santa
Claus, it was announced tonight at
headquarters of the Atlantic division
here. More than 100 tons of gifts
have been sent already, and an ad
ditional supply has been assembled
for shipment, so that all the packages
will arrive “over there” before
Christmas day. it is said.
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TAKE GOOD ADVICE
When cleaning your carpets and
rugs use the famous Century Clean
ing Compound. It gives you all the
advantages in modern cleaning. Ab
sorbs, dust, removes all spots, makes
the designs as bright as new—a de-'
stroyer and a preventative of moths.1
Full directions for using on can.!
Sold exclusively by the Ladies* Aid
Society of the Christian church, j
On sale at Word & McClenney’s
store. (Nov. 10.)
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Mindoro, one of the largest islands
of the Philippine group, is a prov
ince by itself and contains 3.983
square miles. It is distant from Ma- j
nilla a little more than 100 miles.
Along the shores of this island more
than 30,000 acres of mangrove I
swamps, with large trees in practi-1
cally virgin growth, conservatively
estimated to yield 60,000 tons of bark
readily convertible into approximate
ly 17,000 tons of cutch. Just why
this growth should have remained1
untouched for so long is not ex- J
plained.
OFFICIAL RULES WHEN
GERMAN IS NOT GERMAN
Washington. Nov. 26.—When Ib a
German not a German Is understood
today by Alexander Fred Freisheim,
one of those who sought to register
as an alien under President Wilson4*
proclamation. He came here from
Germany when he was five yean
old. and Marshal Splaln has advised
him to his surprise that the fact that
his mother, after the death of his
father, married an American citizen
resulted automatically in her chil
dren becoming Americans.
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Surgeons agree that in cases of
Cuts, Burns. Bruises and Wound*,
the FIRST TREATMENT is most Im
portant. When an efficient antisep
tic is applied promptly, there Is no
danger of infection and the wound
begins to heal at once. For use on
man or beast, BOROZONE is thn
ideal antiseptic and healing agent.
Buy it now and be ready for an em
ergency. Price 26c, 60c, fl and $1.M.
Sold by Harrington Bros. 1
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THIS DRUMMER’S 8HOE8
WERE OF GLA88 VARIETY
Earle, Nov. 26.—Yesterday a man
who said he was a shoe drummer
unloaded his trunk at Earle. Thn
sample shoes evidently were of thn
Cinderella variety, for one of them
was broken in transit and the odor
therefrom had a strangely famiUnr
tang. Investigation developed thht
the trunk was packed to the brim
with whiskey. The drummer depart
ed in haste and the trunk of "shoes'*
awaits the owner at the Mario*
Jail.
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BARGAINS! I
We are offering the best
values* in Men’s and Young '
Men’s Suits and Overcoats—values you cannot af
ford to overlook. Correctly tailored in the latest
styles—dependable, lasting fabrics. Let us show |
you our line. I
CLIFFORD’S
CLEANING—PRESSING—REPAIRING
Across from Daggett’s Phone 212

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