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BANK ¥ AMITY
WAS ROBBED Hold Bandits Force Cashier to Put $1200 in a Sack and Flee With It. Waldrop Returns from Hunt. Amity, Aug. 24.—Two daring band its held up Assistant Cashier E. W. Fincher in the Bank of Amity at 2 o' clock this afternoon, forced him to place in a sack that they held, $1200, all the cash on hand, and escaped on horses which they nad In waiting. They locked Mr. Fincher in the bank vault from which he aroused the town by means of a burglar alarm. The residents exchanged several shots with the bold marauders, but no one was struck. The men had been in Amity since yesterday morning. They frequented 1 the stores and told inquirers that they were cowboys from Oklahoma. They ! were of disreputable appearance and . seemed anxious to create the lmprcs- | sion that the were ‘‘bad men’,’ for they frequently exhibited guns. Mr. Fincher was alone in the bank when the pair entered. They covered him with their revolvers and rorcea him to place in the sack all the cash in the bank. They then locked him in the bank vault and leisurely walkeu down the street to the place where they had tied their horses. In the meantime, Mr. Fincher, in the bank vault, was frantically push ing the burglar alarm button. A crowd quickly gathered as the men | started from the crowd, two shots were j fired from the crowd. The robbers j responded with two shots in the air , and galloped away. W. C. Hays, store keeper, was notl- | fled and as the men galloyed past his store, he rushed out and fired two shots at them. They were too far a way for the shots to take effect ano they paid no attention to him. They j disappe«red riding in the direction or | Oklahoma. A general alarm has been sent out to officers of all adjoining counties. The banks loss is protected by in- j surance. Posse 10 Minnies Behind. Glenwood, Aug. 25.—The capture oi the two bandits who held up Cashier E. W. Fincher of the Bank of Amity Tuesday afternoon and fled with $1, 200, is only a mtter of a few hours, it is believed here. Late tonight the men were reported crossing Howard ccanty about midway betwen Dierks and Gillham. Sheriff Chaney of Ho ward and Sheriff Golden of Clark county, with 40 men, were only le;: minutes behind, trailing them through fields where the broken cornstalks and trampled grain showed their path plainly. A battle is expected, as the men are armed and showed fight at Daisy last night. Twice today the posses lost the paii in the dense woods ctf the Cossatot riv er bottoms. Each time the men were located by reports from farmers. Once from a mountain top they were seen through field glasses making their way across an open place. Sheriff Waldrop After Randtfs. Sheriff W. D. Waldrop of this city returned from Vandervoort Thursday evening. He reports that the bandits had passed through Vandervoort dur ing the night. He stated that all the crossings on the Cossatot were well guarded, and it is supposed the men ^vam their horses somewhere be , wen crossings. All the crossings on the Kansas City Southern railroad were guarded except the me in the town of Vandervoort, where the men rode directly through the town Thurs day morning between midnight and daylight. Sheriff Waldrop was stat ioned two miles south of Vander voort. The sheriff stated that the sheriffs from Clark and Howard coun ties with a number of deputies are still after the men, who were making their way as fast as possible for the mountains of Oklahoma. He is al most positive that the men will be captured, as a perfect description oi them has been given. -o GERMANY EXPRESSES REGRET Germany Expresses Regret, and Sym pathy for Loss of Americans. Washington, Aug. 24.—Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador, communicated to the state deparemeni today instructions from his govern ment expressing regret and sympa thy if Americans lost their lives in the sinking of the liner Arabic, and ask ing that the United States delay tak ing a definite stand in regard to the affair until Germany be heard from . This was the first word from an of ficial German source concerning the Arabic on which two Americans per ished. Its receipt was folowed by an evident relation of tension which had been growing here as days passed ■ with no indications of desire on Ger many’s part to disclaim any Intention ! committing acts deliberately un-1 friendly toward the United Stated ) No comment was made either at the j state department or the White House to interpret the ambassador’s com munication. Officials merely said that the course of the American gov ernment would await the German ex planation of the action of the sub marine commander in sinking the liner. Count von Bernstorff, telegraphed the state department from New Yorit the text of this instruction from Ber lin. It follows: "So far no official information Is ' available concerning the sinking oi ! the Arabic. The German government 1 tiusts that the American government ! will not take a definite stand on hear- I ing only the reports of one side which ! in the opinion of the imperial govern- : rnent cannot correspond with the facts | but that a chance be give So Ger- J many to be heard equally. Although the Imperial government doen not doubt the goal faith of the witnesses whose statements are reported by ; the newspapers in Europe it should he | borne in mind that these statements are naturally made under excitlment i which might easily produce wrong j Impressions. If Americans should 1 have actually lost their lives, this would naturally be contrary to our in tentic.n. The German government would deeply regret the fact and begs to tender sincerest sympathy to the Aioerhan Government.’* Secretary Lansing indicated he did not intend to reply to the ambassa dor’s message at this time. He agreeo *o its publication with a statement | that he had no comment to make. Particular attention was attracted here by the assertion in the German j communication that in the opinion ol I the Imperial government the accounts of the sinking of the Arabic which have come from England could not correspond with facts. These accounts in affidavits by the captain of the ship and American survivors have agreed that the Arabic, an unarmed pass enger vessel bound for the United States with no contraband in he;- car go, was torpedoed without warning by a submarine. It may be a week or more before j Germany is heard from further. The ' reports of the submarine commander i must be awaited in Berlin and It is known that some times ten days or more elapse before the underwater! boats return to their bases , and coin- i municate with the admiralty. In the meantime the state depart ment will continue compiling Its ev;- I dence forwarded by Ambassador Page I and the consular offices at Llverpoo- ' and Queenstown. I --o- ! Ogden Local News. Ogden, Aug. 26.—(Special.)—We arc having an abundance of rain this week, entirely too much for growing crops. Rev. Brown preached an inspiring 1 sermon at the church Friday night. Walter Moonie, who has been on an extended visit with the family of W. S. Crouch, will leave Thursday for points in Texas. Nathan Furlow is on the sick list J this week. Rev. Bede Pickering is here this . week on the account of high waters, which prevented him from h?s won; across the Little River. J. G. Smithson went to Ashdown Tuesday and brought back his horse that was stolen last week and car ried to Ashdown. Walter Mocnie spent the hrst ot tne week with friends at Millwood. The Epworth League Is still pro gressing. The leaguers had a spier.' did program Sunday night, which way well attended. A party consisting of Misses Gatha Hudkins and Addie Crouch and Mes- 1 srs. Fred Hutt and John Smithson I were visitors at the Hudson schco' house Monday. A party of young folks, including Misses Addie Crouch, Mary McDowell and Ethel Smithson; Messrs. Emmeti Smithson, Will Hooks and Lindon Guice enjoyed a car ride last Sunday. A crowd of young people enjoyed them selves in a water melon patch belonging to W. S. Crouch Sunday. Those in the party were Misses Addle Crouch, Bertha and Ethel Smithson, and Messrs. Clay Parker, Walter Moonie, Emmett Smithson and Vonley Crouch. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Velvin and sou Neal, were guests at dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Keller the first ctf the week. Prof. Fred Hutt and Miss Agatha Hudgens left Tuesday morning for Fouke. Mr. and Mrs. Gyp Meivhison and children were guests of Mi’- and Mrs. Dueh Merchison Tuesday dight. Rev. Brown will begin a series of meetings here Sunday evening- lT"lle services will be held in the phrk if the weather permits. Mr. and Mrs, Will Adcock 'of Ash down attended the funeral of Mrs Adcock’s brother, little Vernon Mas sey, Sunday afternoon. Gecffgc McMahon halted at Pine Prairie Sunday. Master Neal Velvin was on the sick list Sunday. ARK TOWNS ARE FLOODED Hotel Kitchens Feeding 800 Refuge:: and Tuckerman Sends Bread; Loss Near $.”>,000,Off) Newport, Aug. 23.—More than 4,000 residents of Newport and the country surrounding the town are homeless il night and it is feared they will suffer for foo?and water before the flood wa ters of White river subside. The riv er has stood at 38.8 since noon and al though some reports say it is stih r.s ing a few miles above here, it is belie, ed the water will begin tc fail during the night. 1 Except for the Iron Mountain depot, the courthouse and a part of the Iron Mountain tracks, the entire town was floqtied early this morning when the water reached the level of the railroad at several points and the levee that ha protected the town for the last two days broke in six pieces. Crews of men worked all last night strengthening the levee. Shortly after 8 o’clock thie morning the water began to come through in one place and before 10: So the levee had broken in six places. The streets are under water from 3 to 12 feet deep. In only a few places is the water more than six feet deep. All stores are flooded, the city elec tric plant is shut down and the only supply of drinking water comes from the Iron Mountain pumping station. The plant is running continuously un der the orders of J. W. Dean, genera: superintendent, who is here directing the work on the railroad and assistin, in rescue week. Newport, Aug. 24.—The flood situa tion changed only slightly today anri conditions of residents and refugee from the White river valley were worse than yesterday. The level of the water at 8 o’clock tonight had fal len only seven inches below the hig;i mark of Monday morning. The dam age in the city is estimated at from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000. The damage to farm lands in the river valley prob ably will exceed $5,000,000. While ru mors of persons drowning in the bot toms continued today, ncne could be confirmed. Food supplies in Newport have run low, due to a lack of bread and fa cilities for cooking, and appeals for aiu were sent today by Mayor A. T. Hu li ly. Several hundreds loaves of bread were received tcnight from Tuckerman on the first train to reach the city since Sunday night, but the supply was quick' exhausted. r -jur Seizes All Boats. About noon today when Mayor Hub ly learned boat owners were charging excessive rates he requisitioned all the boats and immediately placed guards in them. This patrol tonight is row ing about the city preventing attempts at robbery in the half-submerged and abandoned homes. The water tcnight was from 3 to 12 feet deep practically all over the city. The Iron Mountain depot was the cnly building entirely out of water and sev eral hundred were crowded into it. Many more were in the courthouse and hundreds stayed in the upper floors of business houses and resi dences. Although the water is run ning swiftly in many parts of thc town, only a few small houses have been carried away. Further damage to farm lands were reported today from Tupelo and the Overcut Drainage District. The reports said the Keel levee has broken ana 8,000 acres of corn and cotton were submerged. Several thousand acres in the Overcut district also were reported flooded. 900 Fed by Hotels. More than 900 persons here are be ing fed from the two largest liotets oi the city, where the kitchens are above the water level. The staves are in use day and night. Those who have foon supplies have given relief to all they can supply. All_ stores were still closed today, although food supplies were obtained from the upper shelve: and the second stories. The newspa pers have suspended publication and no news from the outside world has been received since Sunday except what has ccltne through conversation over long-distance telephone. Boatload Seeks Friends. The fear of sickness caused by un healthful conditions and the probable contamination of the water supported by the Iron Mountain pumping station is becoming general and every possi ble precaution is being observed. The city ice plant has been unable to op erate since Monday morning and the supply is practically exhausted. The most serious condition existn among the hundreds of refugees from the lowlands. Many have lost every thing they possess. The steamer Mus kogee today took 50 refugees to Bates ville, where they said they had friends Both the White and Black rivers are falling rapidly a few miles above here and it is thought at least a portion of ! the towns will be dry by tomorrow night. McClelland in Danger. i Little Rock, Aug. 2C.—One hundred | and fifty residents of McClelland—' [miles east of Georgetown on the Mis souri and North Arkansas railroad—• are in grave danger and some may be lost in a flood that swept through ; | break in the White river and inun dated the lowlands between the Whitt I and Cache rivers in southeastern Woodruff county yesterday arternoo:-. C. W. Butler, manager of the Chic ago Mill and Lumber Compuuys plant, telephoned Cotton Plant us:.:,. - for help before 7 o’clock. He asked that boats be sent out on the eight mile stretch of river between the u. vv: and river. He suddely said the water was nearly over the telephone an* quit, talking. His last wc-rds were an appeal for aid. The river is rising at Augusta, but no help is needed from the outside. Water is still rising at Des Arc. Ail lowlands are flooded. The river at Clarendon is still ris-.ng and it is predicted that the levees wL: hc4d. -o APPEAL FOR HELP Many People on (he White River in Need of Clothing and Food. Little Rock, Aug. 26.—(Special.)— The following official appeal was issu ed by Governor Hays Wednesday ev ening: "Many citizens of cur state hav ■ been rendered homeless and are now in a destitute condition as a result o: the disastrous flood along White, both above and below Newport. Urgent appeals have been sent to me Tor as sistance. In transmitting this au peal to the good citizens of our stare, I ask that food, clothing, or money ^ be sent to relief the suffering tha- 1 now prevails. Anyone desiring tc ' contribute to this worthy cause wi:- ' please communicate wtih me and i j will place them in touch with the proper relief committee to whom such ' assistance may be sent for a prepe: 1 and careful distribution.” A detachment of ten men from the 1 Jonesboro company of the Arkansar National Guard, under command of j Lieut. J. A. Brookins, was directed b; the governor tc proceed at once to ' Newport to render such assistance he may he possible. Sergt. H. F. Fredman, U. S. A. sta tioned here with the National Guard, ' was despatched Wednesday • evening, ; at 5 o'clock to Newport, with nine-.;,' 1 army tents, field ranges, crude oil, 1 lime, and medical support, and about 1 a thousand blankets, prepared to pic- ' vide shelter for the boneless citlzenc. Hundreds are camping on a hill near town, about the enlv plane above wc- 1 ter. but without shelter. The tents ' will hold eight cots each. Gov. Hays has wired the Secretary of war for permission to use the U. S. S. Allen in relief work, and sain in : his message: , “Water is beyond control. Levee* ■ broken in many places. Causeway destroyed and much suffering prevails. The condition of the people Is perllou: and suffering is intense. Unconnn.: ed reports state less of life consider able and unless immediate relief car | be had great loss of life will result.'1 1 Acting Secretary of War Becktn- 1 ridge wired orders requistlonlng tin * Allen for relief work. The city* of Little Hock and the | Chamber of Commerce are also active in providing relief, and are asking 1 for contributions of money an fool. | -o WILL TEACH POULTRY RAISING j _ . I Slate University Has Inaugurated a New Feature in Igricultural I>pG. P'ayeteville, Aug. :><.—The depar'. ment of animal 'rislandry of the Up versity College of Agriculture now or < fers a special cou-se in poultry ra i Ing to its students, and H. L. Dvorak- j fcc-k, I f ad of tlie department, has an nounced the appo'utment of George j \V. jhijvey, of Corona, Queensbora j iVew N 01 k City, wh > has taken charge [ cf ihe work. This is the fourth uni- | versity in the southwest to employ the services of a poultry specialist. Mr. j Harvey will be indirectly collected with thr extension division of the uni versity, co-operating with the Unitec States department, of agriculture, and at times he will work in various dis tricts of Arkansas where his servicer are desired. He announced that Im mediately lie w'ould take steps to get in touch with all poultry ratsers In Arkansas, and that he is now ready to answer correspondence with referen ce to the poultry industry in this state. Mr. Harvey is also an expert on poultry diseases, and where there is an outbreak among domestic fowls he will be glad to render his assis tance. The new specialist is a gradu ate of Rutgers, N. J. college. , -o Hit QuinlM That Dots Net Affect The Head Because of Us tonic and laxative effect, LAXA TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor ringing in head. Remember the full name and V>ok for the s gjature of E. W. GROVE. 25c. GERMANY’S LOSS IS 1,500,000 MEN British Declare But ‘25 Ter fen! of First Troops Survive. 3,200,000 In Arm;,.. London, Aug. 24.—A statement from a British authcrative source ou Gei many’s strength in men and her Io= es were made public here today. It asserts that abpu1 July 31, the G i mans had 1,800,000 men on the wes. ern battle front, and 1,400,0:.'.) on rb, eastern front—a total of 3,200,000 i. on the fighting .ine—while 1,120.0') Austrians were opposing the Russ4.au.• Also there was a large number or Ger man troops of various classes in a , risons and fortifications and on of communication, in addition to conv alescents, invalids and others. “It is impossible to say,” the state ment declares, “how far the reserve troops have been armed and equipped, but the fact that the total number oi men on the two fronts ;s only 3 200, 000 appears to show that this is abou the largest number, fully equipped, the Germans are able to put into the fighting line. “The Germans from a date shcrily after the outbreak of the war sup plied the losses in their first line and reserve troops from the second aru even the third line, so that it is safe to regard all the German troops in the fighting line as much of the same quality as in the first few months of the war. “It is calculated that the first line troops lost about 50 percent in casual ties and the reserves about 25 per cent, their places being taken by re cruits from the 1914 class and La-m other categories and reformed ur.ics, including the 1915 class of recruits “Since then they have lost as^-n about 50 per cent in casualties so pro bably there remains only about 25 pc cent of the original first line troops, to which must be added the men sligh tly wounded, who have returned oo tue fighting line. ine Germans, it is calculated, at the beginning of the war had eigb million men available for milita, service and that number might be in creased by a million or a million aau a half if every man of military age gave his service. The recognizable suggestion for the fact that the Ger mans have only 3.200,000 men or. ate fighting line is, that they are.unable to supply more than that number w.’ia equipment. Prom the total of f~on. 8,000,000 to 9,000,000 must be deducted I, 5000,000 net loss for the year and lc same number of men required for making arms and ammunition. -o Winthrop Local News. Winthrop, Aug. 27.— (Specie... M'ss Olive Crenshaw of Texarkana vas here on business a few days last week. P' • nk Clowdis was up front Ash down Sunday. Misses Ollie Obarr and Wayde In gram returned home Tuesday afte visit at DeQueen and Wicks. Mrs. John Rhyne returned to iter home in Texarkana Tuesday afte- ;s few days visit with relatives. She was accompanied by her mother. Mrs. J. A. Sessions Sr. Mrs. Walter Webb and little Nome Webb were in DeQueen Monday end i uesaay. Paul Sc ions returned home Sat urday aft( a few days visit in Garvin and Broke n Bow. Okla. Guy Ma of Waldron visited friends and relatives here the first of cars week. Mrs. John Kieves and Mary Bates visited in Ashdown the first ct the week. Mrs. Tom Webb was operated ma again in DeQueen last week, and is getting along nicely. Bob Lane was up from Ashdown Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George Lambert ana Ozella Bentley returned from Broken Bow Thursday of last week. John Simpson has accep^ael a posi tion in Mrs. Eddie Brado-n'S store. Mrs. Vilas Sessions entertain? ‘ a large number of friends at her home last Tuesday evening in hon< r ot Misses Edna Weems and Etta Rllison. Refreshments were served and a plea sant time was spent by all. George Lambert has moved ftia stock into the building formerly oc cupied by Mr. and Mrs. Nelson. Jim Pendergast returned to Tyler, Texas, Sunday where he will com plete his course of studies.. Little Idel Middlebroctk of Ashdown arrived Wednesday for a visit witn her sister, Mrs. John Rieves. Chester Simpson left Monday for Horatio, where he has a position e* clerk in the depot. Boocher Sessions was at Texarkana Thursday. --o—r Curas Old Sons, Other Ronwdlos Won’t Cun. The worst cases, no matter of how long standing, arev«red hy the wonderful, old reliable Df. Portttv's WGent'c Healing Oil. It relieves . Ltuc litre ?5i.50c.$1.00 SOME WILL DISBELIEVE THIS That Fair Girl Graduate Neglectech Familiar Phrase Is Too Much to Take on Faith. Confronted by eager friends and rel atives in the auditorium ihe fair young I girl graduate sallied forth to he cen ! ter of the platform to deliver her com j mencement peroration. Everyone ex , pected her to strew the wild flowers of j rhetoric around the building with a lavish hand and they were not disap pointed. Beginning almost in the Gar den of Eden, she brilliantly traced the i great events of history and endeav ored to point the lesson that each hap pening should teach. She dragged poor Julius Caesar from his mausoleum and ghoulishly lugged him across the Rubi con again, helped Horatio make good his long suit at the bridge and even endeavored to portray where Napoleon Bonaparte bad erred. Coming down the home stretch the talented young lady breezed along un der wraps. “Now, my classmates,” she said in conclusfoh, "we have reached the part ing of the ways. We must now show' the stuff of which we are made and get out in the world and hustle. Let us put forth all our energies to make, our efforts a success, thereby repaying our proud forbears for the many sac rifices they have made that we might be scientifically equipped for the her culean struggle on which we must em bark.” With these fitting words, the fair graduate brought her valedictory to w close. And never once did she pro claim to an unsuspecting public that, “Beyond the Alps lies Italy.”—Nev, York World. RETURN TO OLD FAVORITE Observant Cigar Dealer Records Al most Universal Habit He Has Ob served in His Patrons. “I understand,” said the oigar deal er, as he took advantage of a leisure moment to pass a word with one of his customers, ‘‘that the wise people who write books about various 'ologie? speak a good deal of reversion to tyj I can’t give the scientific definition of that term, but I’ve often thought that a man in my business sees a practical application of it a good many times in a day. ‘‘I have noticed that ninety-nine men out of a hundred, though they may be willing to experiment In the tobacco line, can be counted on tc come back to their lirst loves—revert to 'em, I should say. Take the de votees of a certain brand of cigars. About once in so often they’ll get side tracked on to something else, <juite likely a cheaper kind, which he’ll try to persuade himself is just as good. ‘It’s funny,’ he will say to his friends, ‘that I never discovered this cigar be fore.’ He'll talk about it, and smoke it, and then in about a week’he’ll drift in and ask in a way a bit shame-faced for some of the old kind. I put the familiar box before him and watch the affectionate touch that he gives the cigars.” Why Not Select Your Guest? “I wish people w ho haven’t minds of their own would.come to a realizing sense of the bother that' they B their friends and would dcvelop a lit tle initiative on their own account,” said a man who had been entertaining a visitor to dinner. “Maybe It s only a mistaken idea of politeness, but any how it’s a nuisance to be entertaining a person at the club and have him ut terly without ideas as to wha^t he wants to eat and drink. You ask him and he says he’ll leave it to you, which is exactly what you don’t want him to do. How can you divine his tastes, I’d like to know? What appealB to you, very likely won’t to him, and you know and he knows it. But your selections from the menu are always met with the comment, ’That’s very nice,’ or ‘you couldn’t suit me better.' And so you go through the meal in a hit-or-miss fashion that certainly gets on the-nerves of the host. The next time I run up against that kind of man, I’m just going to sit back and let him do the entire ordering.” Injustice to Children. One of the tragic injustices of which a great multitude of parents are guilty even in this age. Is the bending of children to their will through the pow er of fear. There is a large class of parents who are positively brutal with | their little ones. A child quickly comes to understand reason, if reason is applied. He is keenly receptive. \ to truths, and to right w'ays of doing v things. He deserves to have mysteries* explained to him. He Is entitled to * I legitimate reasons when he is told j that he must not do certain things. I It is unfair to Insist that he must not commit some act solely "because papa tells you not to." The child should be taught not to be afraid.—Mother' Magazine. Noninjurious Coffee. A treated coffee called "atoxteafe has been described to the French Therapeutic society as ordinary coffee ; freed from certain digestion-disturl ing products formed during roa,stt. These products, to be ksewn as .'cat otoxin, are volatile, but are only par tially volatized in the roasting, and ar«> removed by first exposing the roaste'fi coffee under a vacuum and then ru9a j mitting to steam at a pressure of sev oral atmospheres. The treated ■ lets, ; retaining its caffeine unalterated unchanged except in having less ! substance found to be really tb j of its chief harmfulness wh excess.