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SEMI-WEEKLY
GRAVES & GRAVES Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNT!, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 1*15. VOLUME XVII. NUMBER 7G.
$1.00 per year—Cash in Advance—Stops When Out
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF |
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS JUNE 23. 1915
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RESOURCES
Loans and Discounts. $127,932.56
Overdrafts. NONE
Ponds Securities, etc. 2,881.87
• Banking House Furniture and Fixtures. 10,175.00
Stock in Federal Reserve Banks.. 1,500.00
Cash and Exchange. 32,863.12
Total-.$175,356.24
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LIABILITIES
Capital.$ 25,000.00
Surplus. 25,000.00
Undivided Profits. 7,212.38 R
Deposits. 118,143.86 k
Bills Payable. NONE |
Total.$175,356.24 I
First and Only National Bank in Little River |
County. g
Oldest Bank in Little River County. |
WEEK COURSE FOR CORN. CLUB

*> Demonstrator Has Made Arrangements
for Course for the Boys’ Clubs.
To members of the Boys’ Clubs:
I am glad to tell you that I have ar
ranged for a week’s short course at
the College of Agriculture, at Fayette
ville, this fall, beginning the middle
of November, for the prize winners in
the different clubs.This is how yea
may become one of those prize w:n
ners. The boy who makes the best
record in the club to which he belongs,
corn, pig or peanut, will be the boy
.iwho is entitled to represent the mem
'bers of that club at this schoci’.. It
will be decided at your county fair, or
county contest, which boy has made
the best record; so be thre with your
exhibit of corn, your pig, or your ex
hibit of peanuts, depending upon
which club you belong. Also take
with you your record book or report.
See to it that your record book, or re
port, is accurately and neatly illled in,
and properly witnessed where it calls
for witnesses. Some boy is going to
represent the Corn Club Boys of this
county at this school. Some boy is
going to represent the pig club mem
bers of his county at this school; and
likewise the peanut club members.
Who Will it be? I wil tell you. It
will be the boy who sticks to his job,
follows the instructions closely and
makes his report and is on nand with
his exhibit when the contest day
comes arouna.
This is an opportunity that you can
not afford to miBS, so get busy anc re
present your club at that meeting.
The railroads have already promised
free transportation, and the good peo
ple of Fayetteville Will take you into
their homes and entertain you while
you are there. We are going to have
a good time, see much and learn
much. The mly cost that it would
possibly be for you would be for your
meals and lodging going and coming
to Fayetteville, and that would be
very little.
I will write you later giving full
particulars in case you win the pr'ze.
Remember that this prize must be
won by honest competition. Follow
instructions closely regarding the
weighing and measuring of your corn,
and remember that all reports which
do not appear to be reasonable or
correct will be investigated. Be ac
curate, honest, and prompt in making
your reports, whether you win this
prize or not. Get busy, now boys, and
win this splendid trip to your College
of Agriculture, of your State Univer
sity at Fayetteville, this fall—W. J.
Jernigan, Assistant State Agent.
GUARD JAIL AGAINST A MOB
Governor of Arkansas Orders Mllita
Company to Osceola.
Osceola, Aug. 14.—Forty men of the
Arkansas militia are on guard tonight I
at the jail here, where twenty pris
oners, white men and negroes, are
held in connection vtfth the killing of
S. D. Mauldin, sheriff of Mississippi
county, Arkansas, on Island 3? In the
Mississippi river, Julq 31, in a raid m I
aleged blind tigers. j
An appeal to Gov. G. W. Hays for
militia to guard the jail was made to- I
night by J. T. Collins, cfleriif, follow
ing the report that an armed mob was
on the way to this place from Tipton
County, Tennessee, across the river,
with the intention of liberating the
prisoners. The squad of forty men
was sent by Maj. C. J. Little before
Sheriff Collins had called on tne gov
ernor for aid.
Andy Crum, a white man, was shot
to death 'in his cell here Thursday by a l
mob. He was awaiting trial at & spe-'
cial term of court called to ccnveuo I
today in connection with the slaying i
of the sheriff. > t
The trials of the twenty prisoners •
in jail here on charges growing out ot,
the disorders on the islands'began to
day.
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R. M. HARDY DEAD'
Well Known Farmer Died at Hicks '
Sunday Night. \
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R. M. Hardy, a well known farmer, |
died at his home in the Hick’s neigh
borhood Sunday night. He had been
suffering for more than a year with a
throat trouble. The funeral was con
ducted Monday afternoca by Rev. J. E.
“ANTIMATED WEEKLY,”
place at the Hick’s cemetery. Mr.
Hardy was one of our best citizens.
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1 P AY AUTO TAX IN SCRIP
Procedure is Legal, According U» Ai- 1
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torney General Moose. I
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Conway, Aug. 14.—The half of the .
annual tax of $10 required on each au- j
tomobile in Arkansas which goes into j
the treasury of the county may be paid ,
V county scrip, according to an opin
ion by Attorney General W. L. Moose,
in response to an inquiry from Sheriff
W. W. Bishop of Faulkner county.
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Vaccinated 39 Hogs.
H. J. Tyson, the demonstrator went
tc. Allene Monday aud vaccinated 39.
hogs for t)r. R. D. McCrary. ^ x
CONTRACTORS
DISCHARGED
Board to Meet Monday to Let New
Contract or to Hire a Foreman;
School Board Arrested.
At the expiration of the three days’
notice for the contractors, Jones &
Harrington, to resume work, and up
nn their failure to do so the School
Board Saturday morning served the
final notice of discharge of the con
iractors. The School Board announ
ces that they have set next Monday foi
the day to let a new contract for the
completion of the building, or for the
[Bring of a foreman to construct the
building under the supervision of the
board and architect.
School Board Arrested.
Saturday the warrants of arrest
Board on a charge of misappropriat
ion. C. L. Briant, who was not a
member of the board at the time the
money was loaned was not included,
but it is understood that Ed Jones,
the retiring member was included. No
papers are known to have been served
on H. G. Sanderson, who is away
spending the summer in the mount
ains. The hearing has been set for
rhursday. The board looked upon this
move as one of intimidation by the
contractors for the purpose of forcing
a compromise and for the purpose ot
dividing sentiment in their favor.
Members of the board stated Monday
that the contractors denied having any
connection with bringing the charges
as did their attorneys. It was stated
by the deputy prosecuting attorney
that the charges were caused tot he
brought by A. Zimmerman, the super
intendent of Jones & Harrington.
Would Go to Work.
On Monday after their discharge on
Saturday the contractors expressed a
desire to make peace with the hoard
and to resume work, and asked the
board to open negotiations with them
leading to that end. The board repli
ed in effect that its connections with
Jones & Harrington as contractors
were considered by them to be at an
Bnd, and that the time had passed for
a further di scussion of the matter. The
contractors are said to have stated
that they would resist the discharge
to the end of the law, which Indicates
that they will make every possible ef
fort to tie up the work.
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BUILDING SILOS
Diamond Lumber Company In This
City Manufacturing Silos.
The Diamond Lumber Company In
this city is manufacturing silos. The
first silo 'is now complete in their yard
here. The work is being done by C.
A. Davis. The silo is of 50 tons capa
city and remarkable for its simplicity.
Any farmer with two men can erect
It in a few hours as it is collapsable
and the sections are held together by
bolts. Theae silos will be sold for
$110 each, and one will be erected af
ter each sale so that orders can be
filled on, short notfce. Everything
that goes into the silo is made from
lumber on the yards with the exception
of the iron work. This new industry
will likely afford an impetus to the use
of silos in the county. One of the siloe
can be seen by voting the yard of the
Diamond Lumber Company. The man
ager is anxious to explain the silo to
any visitor.
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ANNUAL SETTLEMENT
Sheriff and Treasurer Settles Wiiii
Comity Court—Fine Report.
Collector W. D. Waldrop and Treas
urer Will Bishop have completed their
settlements with the county court. The
settlement of Mr. Bishop was complet
ad Monday. County Judge Lon T.
Jones complimented these two officials
on their settlements, which showed
their books to be In perfect condition
and all their accounts dn fine shape.
The county is to be congratulated on
the character of its public officials.
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Communication Unsigned.
The News is In receipt of a number
of News Items this week from Allene,
which was not signed by the writer.
All news sent to us must be signed by
the writer, however the name will not'
be vnod in the paper.
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2 FIFTH SUNDAY
MEETINGS IN AUG.
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Little River Baptist Association Wili
Meet at Horatio August 27-29.
Program of Meeting.
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Lookesburg, Aug. 17.—(SpecJ’al.)—
The Fifth Sunday meeting of the Lit
tle River Association, composed oi
Sevier, Howard, Little River counties
and a part of Hempstead county, win
convene at Horatio, Sevier county,
on August 27, and be in session unttt
the 29th, and the following program
has been arranged:
Friday at 8 p. m„ sermon, Elder J.
T. Benson.
Saturday, 8:30, devotional.
9 a. m., D'scussion preparation for
Christian Life, Elder W. B. O’Neal.
9:30 a. m. Discussion, enlisting our
forces, Elder D W. Bolton.
10 a. m. Missionary Spirit, Judge
Jefferson T. Cowling.
10:30. Discussion, Success In treat
church, Elder J. E. Brown.
11 a. m. Sermon, Rev. L M Keeling
2 pm. Discussion, Importance or
B. YP.. U. work, D. S. Collins
8:30. Discussion, Christian Ecucn
tion, Dr. S. Y. Jameson, President of
Ouachita College.
3:30. Womens’ Work.
5:30. Dismission for supper.
7:45. Devotional.
8:15. Seram, IJlde& J. E. Brown
Sunday program:
9:30. Sunday school work, D. S.
Campbell.
10:30. Devotional, Elder Clarence
Hooper.
11. Sermon, Dr. J. S. Rogers.
2:30 Devotional.
3. Ministerial education, Dr J. S.
Rogers.
7:15. B. Y. P. U. program.
8:15. Sermon, Dr. S. Y. Jameson
Winthrop Fifth Sunday Meeting.
Winthrop, Aug. 17.—(Spedial.)—The
Fifth Sunday meeting of the South
western Association win meet with the
Winthrop Baptist church at Winthrop,
on Friday night before the fifth Sun
day in August at 8 o’clock. Preach
ing by M. B. Hubbard .
Saturday at 9 o’clock organization.
9:30. Discussion of Association
Mission by Eld. J. W. Hubbard.
10:15. Scriptural example of a
church sent misionary in a destitute
field, by Elder E. T. Dumas.
11. Preaching. ,
2 p. m. When, where and by whom
was the church of Christ organized?
Elder E. W. Eason and McCuller.
3. Why such Leathergy among the
brethren as to our mission work and
how to overcome it.
€. Preaching.
Sunday, 10 a. . Sunday school les
son.
11, Mission sermon.
LAWYERS MEET IN PIKE COUNTY
Pike Connty Bar Association Held a
Reorganisation Meeting.
Murfreesboro, Aug. 14.- (Special.)—
At a special meeting of the Pike County
Bar Association, held in Murfreesboro,
the county seat, today, the Associat
ion was reorganised, and the follow
ing officers elected:
President, Hon. A. P. Steel.
Vice Presfdent, W. T. Kida.
Treasurer, W. S. Coblentz.
Secretary, Will W. Mlllwee.
Executive committee, S. S. Lang
ley, James A. Logsdon, O. A. Feather
ston.
The object of the Bar Association
Is to bring all the lawyers in the coun
ty in closer touch with each other,
and for betterment of the prc/esston.
Arrangements are being made for a
special meeting during the September
term of the Pike county circuit court,
at which time there will be speeches
ancj papers by some of the leading at
torneys of this Judicial Circuit.
ASHDOWN WAR ORDER
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1200 Bales of Ashdown Linters Will
Go Into Gun Cotton.
Shipment of 1200 bales of 1'inters
from the United Oil Mills in this city
began Monday, the purchasers being
the DuPont Powder Company. The
cotton belcnged to A, Goldsmith. It Is
said that the DuPont people are filling
larger war orders for ammunition and
the linters are used for making gun
'cotton.
BANKING BY MAIL
Two advantages of banking by mail are saving of time
and convenience.
Our bank exercises the greatest care in handling your
business with exactness and dispatch, acknowledging all
remittances on the day that they are received by us.
You receive a statement of your receipts and expendi
tures whenever you ask for it, as this Bank does your
FINANCIAL bookkeeping free of charge.
Communicate with us and we will be glad to talk this
over. •
We Pay 4 Per Cent on Saving Accounts.
Arkansas Trust and Banking Co.
BANKS TO PROTECT 1915 COTTON
Effort Will be Made to Procure Fair
and Uniform Sum for Staple
Galveston, Aug. 14.—Represntative
bankers from eight cotton growing
states today pledged themselves to
stand behind the producers in an ef
fort to secure'a fair and uniform price
for cotton, and this they were pledged
the support of the four Southern fed
eral reserve banks. The meeting of
1 bankers resulted in the porpetuatiou
1 of the cotton states bankers’ confer
. ence, the next meeting of which will
I be held in November or December,
I subject to the call of President Hlrsc->.
of Corpus Christi, Texas.
To Market Crop Gradually.
The means by which it is proposed
| to secure to the producers a fair price
[is the gradual marketing of cotton.
| The bankers have agreed to advance
1 money to the farmers on cotton secur
J ities and the federal reserve hanks re
| presentives agreed to rediscount this
paper. Thus they hope to offer no
more cotton than the market will in
stantly absorb.
Five presidents of state b' ■«* as
sociations, three representative- «.«f
federal reserve banks and numerous
clearing house representatives took
part in today’s conference. There were
72 bankers present.
Reserve Board Approve*.
That the federal reserve directors
are in sympathy with the movement
, was shown by telegrams from Chalr
j man W. P. G. Harding of the Federal
, Reserve Board. In one Mr. Harding
' expressed a willingness tc- meet with
. a committee of Southern bankers in
Birmingham August 26. A committee
was appointed to confer with Mr.
Harding on cotton marketing. The
[ committee is composed of one repres
entative from every state, and nearly
jail the members are the presidents ot
their respective bank associations.
The formation of an association 01
Southern bankers had been cue of the
plans of the leaders in calling the
meeting held today, but after the dele
j gates arrived it was decided that a sec
I tional association mlglC he handi
capped with antagonisms that would
mar the work of a permanent con
ference.
President Powell Optimistic.
B. C. Powell of Camden, Ark., pres
ident of the Arkansas Bankers' Asso
ciation said the South is in far better
condition than it was at the beginning
o' the European war last August, and
therefore should be able to Inaugurate
and successfully carry out a system a
tic marketing and warehousing plan.
He said that some of th? states are
house receipts, but ue be ieves that
lack of laws regarding Uniterm ware
laboring under difficulties incident, to
the receipts required under the federal
bank system would go in relieving
'this situation.
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ERECTING TOWER
Water Tower is Being Erected This
Week for City Water.
The big steel tower and water tank
which will supply the city with water
is being erected this week on the site
of the company’s plant near the light
plant. The ether work on the city job
is going forward in a satisfactory
manner. The sewers on the east side
of town will soon all be laid and the
west side will require hut a short (fine.
HIGHWAY DEPT. DEDUCED
Highway Engineer and One Assistant
Only Hen on the Work.
Little Rock, Aug. 17.—(Special.) —
The highway force in the State De
partment of Improvements and High
ways has been reduced to Highway
Engineer H. R. Carter and one assis
tant.
Seven surveyors and draftsmen have
been dismissed because there are no
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funds available with which to pay
their salaries and necessary expen
ses.
There are twenty-one applications
from twelve counties, for surveys, ag
gregating 458 miles of road, which the
department is unable to make because
it has no funds.
There is in the state treasury a to
tal of $25,129.08, derived chiefly from
the automobile license, which cannot
be used for any other purpose, and
which will continue to accumulate un
til the 1917 legislature makes an ap
propriation that will authorize its use
for the purpose for whicn it was in
tended.
The last legislature gave the high
way department and land office only
$49,000, being $16,000/ less 1( ^
years ago, and the contingent Qi'und
was $705,0 less. '■
The department has already this
year surveyed and assisted in the pro
motion of districts for over 400 miles
of improved highway, and in many of
the districts bonds have already been
sold and the work is in progress.
The Alexander law, under which
these roads are built, had quadrupled
the work of the Highway Department,
and has given an impetus to practical
highway construction such as the state
has never before known.
■ New work must necessarily stop un
less the department has funds to carry
it on.
1 Gov. Hays has been requested to is
sue a proclamation enabling the De
partment to use $15,000 of its own
funds, but as yet he has given ne» as
surance that he will do so.
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WILSON STUDIES DEFENSE
President Regins Work on Plan for
Presentation to Congre88,n(.lon
- of Arfcan
Washington, Aug. he farmers
President Wilson wfigV s the fever
study of plans for ne r did before,
national defens&s “W ■p‘feBbtrtedu'to
Congress at the next session. He will
discuss the subject with Secretary
Garrison and Daniels separately, and
will bring it before the cabinet meet
ing Tuesday.
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150 MILES OF GOOD ROAD
Is Planned by Polk County Residents
in Mass Meeting at Mown
Mrna, Aug. 14.—At a ma»s meeting
he'd here today, resolutions were a
dnpted providing for circulating a pe
tition for the forming of a road Impro
vement district to inc. ida the entire
ccvnty except two outlying townships.
It Is planned to build two macadam
roods running north an-’, south anl
east and west through Uw: county. Al
3C i‘ (is planned to All t‘ t- gaps In the
E.iie Highway and tho Kansas Cftr
to the Gulf highway, and alto lateral
and crossroads from each town locat
ed on the Kansas City Southern rail
read. This would be a total of 130
miles of macadam road. r ,

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