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®ltr (Enm irr-3lttitex Published on Friday of each week In Marianna, Lee County, Arkansas, by the Press Publishing Company, and entered in the postolfica in Marianna as second-class mail matter under per. mit from the postoffice department. Subscription price $1.50 per year, H. M. Jackson, Editor Manager. •‘THE WAY QUR FATHERS TROD” We go to church—some of us—rand song with unction, with eyes closed and head tilted back, aipi then come home and attempt to follow it— sQiyetinies. It's a gpod old way to follow—; .sometimes. -ii’s a good way when it carries our feet in the ways of truth and '’WnjerpC-8 and God-fearing rectitude J of life. It’s a good way when It leads us ^ tQ homes of want and suffering ^wtth healing balm in our hands and a amile on our face. It’s a good way when It leads out life into the road that leads to up right, honorable manhood and woman hood in every phase of life, But— It’s a poor way when it causes us to make no effort to improve on the shortcomings and failures of those fathers. It’s a poor way when, traveling it, we drop into the ruts worn by the vehicles of ©Ur fathers, and fail to veer to a smoother and more easily traveled road. It’s a poor way when it causes us to adhere to customs and practices outgrown by the times—to waste efficiency in imperfect work, when we might be working by improved methods, undreamed of by the fath er# who- surely would have adopted them had they known of them. It’s a poor way when it causes us to be satisfied with anything short ef the best in life. And the fathers, were they with us, would be first to caution *us against following In that way when a bet ter was pointed out. For they lived »mt wrought according to their best light, and much of our great store •f health, happiness and comfort is doe to their fine Judgment in seiz ing and appropriating the best of life that was offered them. It was a good way in its day and generation, but we will be untrue to the ideals and aspirations Inherit ed from the fathers if we fail to Improve on it in every possible way | to the light of greater opportunity. THE HOME GUARDS Three yeare ago we laughed in •corn at the alarmist who tried to point to us our state of unprepared ness. “America needs an army? Ha, ha!” was he sentiment of two thirds of the people. Now we are compassing heaven and earth to equip an army that should have been equipped years ago. We are send ing raw troops to France whei'e we i should have veterans in the trenches, j Will we make the same mistake j as to guarding our own hearthstones? | How long before we .will be without j either regular troops or green re cruits in the country? They arej going by thousands and tens of; thousands. The tension between the United States and Germany is being drawn i tighter and tighter as the days pass. German spies and German emissar ies abound within our borders. Ev ery day witnesses some act of van dalism traceable to that source. Brazil has a German uprising. Can we assure ourselves that we are proof against the same. How many times within recent years have disturbances broken out fa this country of too great mag nitude for the state constabulary to handle? It vis of frequent occur rence. Can we say that we have seen the last such? Or if not. when they do occur, to what force will we look to restore order? The troops wul be across the waters, or at least eat from the state’s control and bus By engaged. Every state in the union, every county in the state, has thousands ef able bodied men. patriotic as any who have marched away, who would be only too glad to be called upon for home defense. These men are above the draft age. but would make none the less efficient soldiers. The state that has not made provision for organizing this element of its manhood for home defense, should lose no time In doing so. No man con tell what a day may bring forth. We were caught napping once Let us not repent the blunder. -.—o THE Y. M. C. A. IN WAR Every parent of an American sol dier should give the utmost en couragement and support to the work being done by the Young Men’s Christian Association among the soldier boys In camp in this country and on the battle fields of France. This organization Is meeting a hu man need that none but it or a similar organization can fill. General Sherman was pretty near the mark when he gave his famous definition of war. Putting it at the mildest. It is hard— and hardening to the finer sensibilities of those who engage in It. This, no doubt, la necessary. We are told by army officers that before a recruit is fit for the trenches he must have im bibed a desire “to kill.” This also la probably necessary if they are to stand before the foe and give the best account of themselves. But It Is precisely tills hard side of the boy’s nature that needs to be corrected, not by eliminating the hardness, but by rearing up along side of it a totally different nature— a nature wherein the better and finer things of life are accounted of worth. Tills can be and is done without at all taking from the boy’s usefulness and efficiency as a soldier. In fact, the most Important preachment of this organization is a consecrated patriotism. But while viewing pat riotism as a sacred duty and effic iency as its twin virtue, the organi zation would have the soldier regard the resort to force as a necessity and not a desire as a deadly weapon to be used as effectively as possible so long as the need exists, but to be laid aside when no longer required. This, together with the fact that Announcements For County and Probate Judge The Courier-Index is authorized to announce that Judge Jno. A. Plum mer is a caniidate for re-election ! tj the office of County and Probate j Judge of Lee county, subject to the ; will of the democratic voters in the i primary election to be held in May, 1918 For Circuit Clerk The Courier-Index Is authorized to announce that R. O. Apple is a candidate for re-election to the office of Circuit Court Clerk and Recorder,! subject to the will of the democratic I voters In the primary election to be field in May, 1918. Pdf County and Probate ClsrU The Courier-Index is authorized to announce that E. W. Ktttg Is A candf date for re-election t© thG office of County and Probate Clerk of Lee county, subject to the will of the democratic voters In the primary to be held in May, 1918. For Sheriff and Collector The Courier-Index is authorized to announce that Arthur Cotter in a candidate for re-election to the office of Sheriff and Collector of Lee county, subject to the will of the democratic voters in the primary to be held In May, 1918. For Tax Assessor The Courier-Index is authorized to announce that R. H. Lindsey is a candidate for re-election as Assessor of Lee county, subject to the will of the democratic voters In the primary election to be held in May, 1918. , For Treasurer The Courier-Index is authorized to announce that W. W. Word is a! candidate for re-nominatlon to the I office of treasurer of Lee county,! subject to the will of the voters in the democratic primary election to be held in May, 1918. For County Superintendent The Courier-Index Is authorized to announce that L. Y. Whltenton is a candidate for county superintendent of education of Lee county, subject to the will of the democratic voters in the primary election to be held In «« ■* rv * o maj « wio. the organization fosters the physi cal, mental and moral care of the soldier, striving to bring out all those virtues which go to make the perfect character in man, wheth er soldier or civilian, should give it a warm place in the hearts of the parents of American soldiers. -o All over this broad land, from ocean to ocean, and from lakes to gulf, thousands upon thousands of men. women and children have en tered upon a life of frugality that has for its object the accumulation of one or more Liberty Bonds. Mil lions of dollars of these bonds are being paid for in monthly install ments, the terms of which will run for many months to come. Ii is all but impossible to esti mate what this s^lf-enforced econ omy will do for our people. Viewed merely in the light of the financial benefit to the different individuals, the results must necessarily be stu penduous. But going further and considering the stabilizing effect upon the nation as a whole, the re sult assumes the proportions of an economical revolution. -o We are aware that the life of our people has heretofore been tend ing toward prodigality, and that their phenominal success would tend to disprove the foregoing assertion But there is a reason, and it is found in the comparative newness of the country. Heretofore It has been easier to reach out after un touched resources than to conserve those already in hand. But that day is past. We are face to face with a demand for all and more than is available, and the smallest fraction of waste will tell in the net result. -o— So far the Administration has not placed farm implements in the list of preferential merchandise, and if this is not done the prices of these goods are liable to go even higher than at present. Farmers should con sider this possibility and lay in all | implements that will be needed for ion next season s campaign, ue | member the pressure is not yet re ' moved. Another year’s strenuous I work is before us. and we should ! all profit by both the successes and the failures of last year. ---O” -. Funny how fate always gets the wrong man in the right place, or the right man in the wrong place, or both, or vice versa, or some other kind of a darned mix up. But what we wanted to say is that wfe have a man in our town who could have had the war fought to a finish and the kaiser whipped to a frazzle if he had only been consulted. We know it because he says so. -o When the history of the American war loans is finally written, into it w ill be written the account of a people converted from extravagance to frugality, from reckless spending to prudent saving. It will contain the account of a nation that while giving freely of its wealth, yet in the very act of giving, received more than it gave. -o No nation of people ever yet suc ceeded in building a stable national edifice upon extravagance. It mat ters not how vast the resources, they must in time succumb to the lavish hand. Only prudence and frugality can lay a substantial foundation for the national life. -o Ever stop to think how miserable you would be if all your fears were realized. A jolly old editor kept this gem at the head of his paper: “I have suffered many misfortunes, most of which never happened.” Quit worrying and go to work. Make the Marvellous 1* ___ J All hail the McDougall with the famous Auto-Front Feature. N0 more swinging doors to knock things off the table top. The Auto-Front solves this problem forever! The Auto-Front is a wonder! All you need do is to touch a catch, and the roll front immediately disappears, leav ing the entire cupboard open before you. Adds more than one-third to] ,the working surface. Saves I time in many ways. Remember—only the McDougall has the celebrated self-working Auto-Front. | Other McDougall Merits /• The Porceliron Table Top-snow-white, sanitary, acid-proof, heat-proof, scratch-proof—is perfection itself! You can mix and knead bread right on it—so clean is its surface! It is made of the best substance known for kitchen table tops- Remember— you get it in the McDougall! The Sanitary Leg Base is a wonder for promoting neatness and cleanliness. You can sweep under it without moving the cabinet an inch! And this convenience you are assured of also when you get a McDougall. Its Matchless Tidiness The McDougall has a spotless enamel lustre that is abso lutely steam proof! Its brilliant wholesome sparkle reverber ates throughout the entire kitchen and lends it an air of spick and span tidiness that is simply unparalleled! The Patented Flour Sifter that gives you just the right amount of flour—the Swinging Glass Sugar Jar that always tells you how much sugar you have on hand---The extra Roomy Bine and Cupboards, so arranged as to give you every kitchen need within easy reach—the Easy Working Drawers that never stick or bind—The Sanitary Breadbox through which fresh air is constantly siphoned—these facts are but a few of the famous McDougall features! Sixty-four points of supremacy in all! Get a McDougall on Approval! Think of it! You can now have the McDougall on approval! Come in today! See our splendid line of McDougalla—every one a kitchen triumph! Pick out the one you like best. It will be placed in your kitchen without any bother to you whatever. You may use it and test it in your own kitchen work-and the harder you make the test, the better, for you will be the more thoroughly convinced of the superiority of the McDougall. And when completely satisfied, you may keep the McDougall and pay on terms to suit yourself. But you must hurry and take advantage of this ofTer now. The McDougalla are certainly going fast! Come in and get one before they are all gone. The factory is working overtime now to supply the demand. Come in today! “Try as you may, you will'never be content until there is a McDougall in your kitchen." The E. J. Beazley Company EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME -------_■ ■ 11 ' ■■■■"■ ' ' 11 " 111 ' "" I nil ■■ I ..—— ■■■'■ ■—I ■■ " - . - —I ■■T.' .'Ji ll _ -—— — ARMED GUARDS AT ALL COTTON GINS Little Rock. Nov. 16.—Possible act ivity of alien enemies is indicated by tht number or cotton gins, ware houses and compresses burned this season. Fire Marshal Bruce T. Bul lion has become so concerned by these disasters that he is sending out 22,000 circulars suggesting that armed guards be employed and other methods taken as a precaution against incendiaries. At the fire marshal’s .office yester^ day it was said that in the south greater loss by fire occured before November 15 than the total losses of 1916,, and that the effeot of the destruction of cotton on the success of the war cannot be estimated. -o A knowledge of this fact is the great legacy that will be left to the American people when the war shall have been fought to a successful end. And that knowledge, with the habits of thrift now being enforced will have effectually changed the Ameri can character from a spending to a saving people. —--o In the first place, it has caused us to take stock of our resources. A prodigious demand has caused us to reach out for an equally huge sup ply. But unlike the flush periods of former years when the added resources have been produced, iney have not been wasted in needless extravagance. -o If it Is true, as stated, that Ameri ca pays fourteen times as much for each soldier as the enemy, the boys have man size jobs to measure up to the pattern cut for them. But they’ll do it. • -—o Yes, great as will be the money outlay necessary for the successful prosecution of this war. the solid, enduring benefit to the people of this country will be infinitely greater. ---o Knitting is proving a Godsend to the idle hands of the country. Now if we could find some equally profit able employment for the idle tongues we would be going some. -o At present it appears that the principal task this winter will be to make one lump of coal do the work that two formerly did. -o—■-■ Perhaps the reason the crown prince continues to fall hack is be cause it’s rather inconvenient to fall in any other direction. ---o Russia is Raid to be a paradise for fakirs of all kinds. However, the vendor of a patent hair restorer would starve there. -—o 'Women In the Saddle in New York” headline. Yes, and “man fashion” at that. Second hand thoughts are like second hand clothes—they are apt to be a misfit. 0—0-o-0—0-0—0-o I I 0 CHURCHES o 1 I o——o-o-o-o-o-o-o ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH The Rev. C. C. Burke, Rector. SUNDAY Hoi. Communion . 7.00 a.m. Sunday School.— 9:30 a.m. Bible Class .10:00 a.m. Morning Prayer...„.11:00 a.m. Evening Prayer.7:45 p. m. WEDNESDAY Litany ..10:00 a.m. THURSDAY Holy Comunion .7:00 a.n. FRIDAY Litanv. P/aver for the Peace of the World._7:30 p. m. CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday school at 9:45. Preaching by the pastor at 11. In the evening at 7:30. Dr. Ada McNeai Gordon, under the auspices of the Woman’s Missionary Society, will speak. Dr. Gordon has spent many years in India and is an Interesting and forceful speaker. These will be special music and an interesting program. Everybody cor dially invited to come aud hear her. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - The pastor will preach Sunday morning at eleven and Sunday even ing at seven thirty. Evangelistic services at night. We have been hav ing splendid attendance thoughout the past month. Come and worship with us. Sunday school at nine forty-five. B. Y. P. U. at six-thirty. The pastor expects to leave Mon day to attend the Arkansas State Baptist Convention at Jonesboro, which will be in session December fifth to seventh. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Preaching services 11 a. m. and 7:15 p. m. Sunday school 9:45 a m. Mid week prayer service Wednes day evening 7:15. After this week we resume the series of talks on Protestantism as expressed in some of the leading denominations. The historic origin, the doctrinal position, and some characteristic features of the denominations, etc. Good attendance and a most enjoy able meeting of the Woman's Bible Class last Monday. Next lesson, the Book of Ecclesiastes. Read this book and meet with us. The second Mon day of December. Morning theme. “Thinking, talking, acting.” Special music. Subject at night, “The Sinking Disciple.” Faith explains why we can't walk with Christ on the waters. The bright gospel songs and a most cordial fellowship in all of our serv ices. On the first of the month is a good time to start this splendid habit of not missing a service of the i church on Sunday. Church going is more than a habit, it is a sign of spiritual growth and culture. Be with us in our services Sunday. Walter K. Johnston, Pastor i Surgeons agree that in cases of Cuts. Burns, Bruises and Wounds, 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 the ideal antiseptic and healing agent. Buy it now and be ready for an em ergency. Price 25c, 50c, $1 and $1.50. Sold by Harrington Bros. i MILLER LUMBER COMPANY will help yon to mako yonr homes I more comfortable. ---| In order to try to force down the \ high food prices asked by farmers at Mt. Carmel, Pa., women have or ganized a union and set a schedule of prices on potatoes and other farm products, which they will force the: farmers to adopt or refuse to buy of them hereafter. MILLER LUMBER COMPANY render prompt a* 'd«a -o We don’t blame the doctors for en listing. Food conservation is about to cure all their pet cases. ■ o - PAVING TAX NOTICE All partlse owning property in ' mat lmnrnvptrtnnl T'Hmtrlnt Mrs 1 are hereby notified that the street paving tax 1b now «^ue and payable , at the Bank of Marianna. Please do not overlook this matter. Delay will ' make your tax coat you more money. 17 J. E. ALLEN. Collector. -0-; Union Thanksgiving services were held at the Presbyterian church on Wednesday evening of this week. The chief address was delivered by Rev. Chas. F. Evans of Lexington, Ky„ field secretary of the Christian Endeavor work. A large collection for charity work in Marianna was taken up. -o— Irregular bowel movements lead to chronic constipation and a consti pated habit fills the system with im purities. HERBINE is a great bowel regulator. It purifies the system, vi talizes the blood and puts the diges tive organs in fine vigorous con dition. Price 60c. Sold by Harring ton Bros. tf -o Mary Lucker. adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Talbert, residing on Church street, died yesterday in the Memphis City Hospital, to which place she was taken two weeks ago with typhoid fever. The child is survived by one small brother, who was also adopted by Mr. and Mrs Talbert. Funeral services were con ducted at the residence at three o’clock this afternoon, followed by interment in Cedar Heights cemetery -o A community Thanksgiving dinner was served in the Methodist church at Moro yesterday. Rev. W. K. John ston, pastor of the Presbyterian j church of this city, was present at the dinner and delivered a Thanks giving address. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Greenhaw have as their guests the Rev. Sid ney Babcock, presiding elder of the Durant district, located at Durant, Okla.; Frank Babcock, who travels for the Rice-Stix Dry Goods Co, of St. Louis; Allen Babcock and wife of Batesville; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Armstrong and two children and Miss Mary Babcock of Jonesboro. John' C. Williams bandies the finest line of monuments ever brought to Marianna. If you are in tbs market for a monument to place over the grave of those who are dear to yos, see Mr. Williams and let him show you illustration of his line. The work is exceptionally good. tf o The fellow who always has a kick coming, sometimes gets it. REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF BANK OF HAYNES Haynes, Lee County, Arkansas AT THE CL08E OF BUSINESS NOVEMBER 20, 1917 RESOURCES Loans and discounts-$37,996.11 Loans of real estate... 2,1161? la>ans on cotton- 30,000.09 | Overdrafts, secured and unsecured . ™" Furniture and fixtures. Due from banks not re serve agents___ Cash and due from re serve banks.-K.90M* Total._|94.27«.4« LIABILITIES Capital Stock paid up.6 Surplus fund, certified- 3.<a0.oo Undivided profits, net. 1 Bills* payable-lo.OW. Individual deposits Includ ing public funds $55,587.01 Time certificates of de posit _ 11,848 70 ,, Total amount of all classes deposits as above shown _ 67,435.71 Net deposits (after deduct ing amount on which more than 4 per cent is paid as ... shown above). 67.435U Total..:$9^7M6 State of Arkansas, County of Eee. ss We. J. J. Hughes. Sr.. Prep'de"_ and Chas. F. Burder. cashier .oi above named bank, do sobrn swear that the above statement w true to the best of our know leap and belief. „ J J. HUGHES. Sr.. PrfW®"* CHAS. F. BURDER. < »f,hl * Attest: _ J. J. HUGHES. Sr.. JNO. J HUGHES. Jr J. L. HUGHES. Directors. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of November. l* ‘ My commission expires Ja 23, 1918. S. G. COX, Notary Public