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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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*
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/•
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The Sanitary Leg Base is a wonder for promoting neatness
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Its Matchless Tidiness
The McDougall has a spotless enamel lustre that is abso
lutely steam proof! Its brilliant wholesome sparkle reverber
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and span tidiness that is simply unparalleled!
The Patented Flour Sifter that gives you just the right amount of flour—the
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EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. •
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Perhaps the reason the crown
prince continues to fall hack is be
cause it’s rather inconvenient to fall
in any other direction.
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Russia is Raid to be a paradise for
fakirs of all kinds. However, the
vendor of a patent hair restorer
would starve there.
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'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.
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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.
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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
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We don’t blame the doctors for en
listing. Food conservation is about
to cure all their pet cases.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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

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