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New England Bakery V 2d4-1/x F31X r/>«« TVT aw rrv New England Bakery The Best for the Least 0 ■10 0 Os^T^ 0 r"®" ■ I 0 First Cash Store in Town Money in town/Phone 124 mi 0 0^ J5, JO ^^^O. V wfc#' -SL 4 * V Y and Cheapest. Phone 124 SEMI-WEEKLY t GRAVES & GRAVES Editors/' ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1915. VOLUME XVIL NUMBER 99 $ 1.00 per year—Cash in Advance—Stops When Out CONDENSED STATEMENT OF . THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS SEPT. 2, 1915 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts. $141,635.20 Overdrafts.-. NONE Bonds Securities, etc. 1,437.99 Banking House Furniture and Fixtures. 10,175.00 Stock in Federal Reserve Banks. 1,500.00 Cash and Exchange. 18,002.16 Total.$172,750.35 LIABILITIES Capital..-1? 25,000.00 Surplus. 25,000.00 Undivided Profits. 4,975.50 Deposits. 96,586.23 Rediscounts. 21.1SS.62 Total.$172,750.35 <5 First and Only' National Bank in Little Fiver County'. Oldest Bank in Little River County. The dwelling belonging to Mr. A. 3. Caulder was destroyed by lire on Tu esday morning. What would have been his condition if he had not had fire insurance? But lie did have it in sured, and it was insured with us, so his loss will be paid by the insurance company. If your house should burn on tomorrow morning, who would bear the loss, YOU or the INSURANCE COMPANY? If ycur property is not insured, come in today and let us write you a policy in the Royal Insurance Company Limited of Liverpool “The Largest Insurance Company in Hie World/’ TOTAL ASSETS, $112,37!),.V27.40. Southern Realty & Trust Co. D. II. TO.MI’KINS, .Manager I nsuranee Department. DEATHS FROM STORM INCREASE Reports of llreate** Property Loss Com. stoutly Coming from New Orleans. New Orleans, La., Oct. 2.—The num ber of known dead, together with those reported deed and missing m Louisiana and Mississippi, from the recent tropical storm is placed as. 54‘.) in today’s compilation of general re ports which are being gathered here. The property damage is now esti mated at $12,000,000. Tlie known dead are 224. As the day advances, and reports from surrounding towns and cities keep coming in, the results uf the re cent storm becomes more appalling. All crops in this section have been completely razed, the era nr, trie? de stroyed, numerous build:''. . wharfs and store houses den a;i 1 tin country for many v-' no.'ml *•: undated with fro . • - ,, ... of water. Tile !<w .m i.\ m iir places have been either broken through o* totally destroyed, and hundreds or families are marooned in flooded sec tions. Many r"U"«oin ■ experiences ot loss and disaster are being related by sufferers. The work of clearing the debris is progressing and new casual ties are continually being discovered. It will be several days yet before the ftnll extent of the storm damage can be told. The collection cif relief funds has commenced and the state of Louisiana and the city have announced they can easily care for the stricken. More than 800 people have signed a petition asking for a primary to de cide the postmastership ci El Dorado. I MOONSHINE ( ASK READY — (•overnnn *u Olid mis Prepare for ttn j • Trials at FI. Smith, Del. IS. i i Fort Smi , Oct. 2.—The go'orn nient today began the preparation of jits case against the score of defetul lants accused of being Implicated in ■ tlie tnooiishiiie operations oj: the J. C. Brewbaker distillery Jn tliis city. The j prosecution will be in charge of It. W. Childs cf Chicago, special representa- 1 tlve of tile United States Departmcin. of Justice. Prosecuting Childs arrived liere today, as did Jack Walker, inter nal revenue collector of Arkansas; J. W. Barkman, internal revenue super intendent of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, and lbs assistant, Fay Chew or Little Kook. The government officials spent to day examining correspondence seized when file Rush Distilling Company’s ! Kansas (’it, office was raliteti. Tile Rush company is alleged to have dis posed of the moonshine products of j the Brewbaker plant. Some of this 'correspondence implicates Kiioa j lie. ili, former Tennessee revenue agent, (lovornment witnesses in the case will begin reporting October k, a!t'i tie.h tin hearings will not begin until t c.ober lk. I Rv will be exam ined by 1'iosecutor Childs. UilR, RALE- One good Jersey milk COW, also nice lot of hogs, ranging from 75 pounds to 150 pounds, cheap. See R.F. Clowdis. Ashdown.2 --o A pure white pelican was winged and captured alive by a hunter near Moran. COUNTY FAIR ANDEXHIBIT County Fair and ltally Day Will be i | Observed in Ashdown, October | 29th.—Big Exhibit. There will be a County Fair ana [Rally Day held in Ashdown on Fri ! day, October 29. At a meeting Mon day by the County Fair Committee ot , the A. I. C., with county Demonstrator Tyson and others, it was decided to have the exhibit this year as usual, with everybody invited to co-operate and attend. There will be a free-for all basket dinner with all citizens in vited to come and bring a basket of dinner. Every citizen of the county is urged to bring or send exhibits, for which blue ribbons and red will be awarded as first and second prizes. A Baby Health show and parade will be given as usual under the auspicies of the Ashdown Improvement Club, in which all babies of the county will be eligible. It is expected that every business firm of the city will have ex hibit booths with demonstrations 01 their line of work. The A. I. C. will have an attractive booth, showing the work of this club for civic betterment. The Boys’ Corn Club will make an ex hibit report under supervision of the county demonstrator. An old Fiddler's contest, speeches on Model Farming, stock raising, and household economics, will be some of tiie features of the program. Farmers are urged to bring their stock and farm products, while the ladies will have their fruit, fancy work, Rowers and culinary exhibits. It is planned to make this a Gei-io gether Day. Old settlers will be the special guests of the Historical Com mittee on this occasion. Remember the date, Oct. 29, at the county court house, and prepare to attend. -n RITLIMNG !*ITill’ HOl’SE Contractor Cardwell Also Conslruot ing Rig Reservoir. The construction work cn the city water plant is progressing fairly well this week. The water mains are be ing extended at a fair rate and con struction work lias started on tiie brick pump house. It is to be a fire proof building with iron door and window casings. The sashes that hold the window lights will be of iron. The excavation work on the big reservoir is about completed. This wl;: bold a reserve supply of water for fire fight ing and other purposes in addition to (he steel tower. -o ( LASS RECEPTION Friday Night Reception Was Success, Good Attendance. The reception to men given by the Men's Sunday School class of the Met hodist church Friday night was splen did. The addresses were made by Rev. F. P. Doak, Judge J. S. Steel. Goo. K. Steel, S. C Reynolds, and Presiding !'.icier Riggs, who were on the regu- I iar program, after the invocation by !:y Rev R. G. Rowland of Foreman, The 1 visiting pastors, Rev. Sullivan and Rrown, were called and made gcod ' talks. Refreshments were served consisting of chocolate, coffee and 1 samvich s, followed by cigars. Dur ing the cigars practically till in atten- j dance were called upon and respond- ; ed. There was much enthusiasm and j all were in favor of more meetings 1 of the sam'? kind. \11 the Sunday schools and church 03 in town reported ar. increase in at tendance Sunday, which w;:s Go to Church Sunday School day. J. M. LEGGETT CLEARED Man \cchs<;I of Murdering IIIrani | Slruwn Was Released. Idabel, Oct. 5.- ,T. M. Leggett of this city, whose trial lias be n in progress jar the past week, was acquitted by the jury Saturday. Leggett was ac cused of murdering Hiram Strawn at Idabel this summer. -o COTTON MARKET. Short cotton 12.15 to 13 cents. Cotton seed $24 per ton. f > TO REBUILD OGDEN LEVEES Contracts Awarded to Ogden Men Monday—Work to Start At Once. The Ogden Levee Board let the con tracts Monday for the rebuilding of the breaks in the Ogden Ieveec. The contracts were let to Ogden citizens. The following were given separate contracts: Furiow Bros., Jim Ad cock, J. W. Massey and Will Hoilin. The work will be done a: prices rang ing from .099 to 19 cents per cubic yard and will aggregate a little over $6,200. The work will start at once and will be completed by January 1. RESIDENCE BURNED A. B. Caulder Residence Burned Tues day Morning; East; Side. The A. B. Caulder residence was destroyed by fire shortly after 5 o’ clock Tuesday morning. The house is locatd on th Bast Side of town be low the Spriggs house, and too far out for a general alarm to he turned in. Practically all the household goods were saved with the exception of the kitchen where the fire originated. The fire started from the cook stove or flue. Mr. Caulder arose and made a fire at 5 o’clock and not feeling well returned to bod. Later when Mrs. Caulder went to the kitchen to begin breakfast she found the whole room in flames. Insurance was carried to the amount of $650. IM> YOU KNOW THESE MEN? Texas Man Wants Information About Litfi'e River Men. The following letter to the Counv Clerk, asking for some one who knew two (’on federate Veterans, named in letter is referred to citizens, who may be able to give desired information. “Rockdale, Texas. County Clerk of Little River County, Ark.: Dear Sir: My object in writing to you is to find out if you can find two men, and get their deposition to the effect that they served with A. A. Curry, who entered the army from your county in 1861, under Whitfield, Legion Co. X.. Sue Ross Brigade at Waco, Texas. “This will enable Mrs. L. E. Curry widow of A. A. Curry to obtain a pen sion. She is in destitute circumstanc es and will be relieved by the pension. “Yours very truly, “D. T. Woctton, “Rockdale, Tex” -o WANT ASSESSMENTS REDUCED Red River Farmers Say They are Un able to Pay Their Taxes. Texarkana, Oct. 1.—A number of R.ed River land owners, north and east of here, have asked the Miller Cnunty Equalization Board -for mat erial reductions -:n the assessments of their lands, on account of the several overflows, which greatly damaged the crops this year. It is not believed their request1 will be granted, as it Is said the money is needed to rebuild the broken levees. —-—o-— NEHHO CAPTURED Paira'iimn Freddy Captures Ferdjfi Negro- insulted Lady. Last' Thursday Chief IT. G. Freddy captured i lamp Primni, a negro want ed by the authorities at Fordyce. Primni is said to have offered insult to a white girl. lie was delivered to the sheriff of that county at Texarkana Saturday night. The negro was at work for the Major Stave Company. SINGING CONVENTION I.iltle Hi’,er Singers "ill Meet at Koi.Milan bill mi l Kltli. Foreman, Oct. 5.—(Special.)—'The Little P'vor County Singing Conven tion will meet next Saturday and Sun day, October Oth and 10th. Prof. Ram sey will be among the prominent sing ers present. - .*. PAY BILLS WITHOUT MONEY ft Don’t put temptation in the way of burglars by keep ing money in your home or in your pockets, with which to pay bills. Daily, the newspapers of the country con tain accounts of thousands of robberies. ]\ Put your money in this strong bank—beyond the reach of the most clever crook—and pay all of your bills by check. '[ Paying by check also has the advantage of furnishing a receipt automatically, for cancelled checks which the bank returns to you bear the signature of j;he party in './hose favor they were drawn.And your stubs in the check book give a record of all payments. LET US START A CHECKING ACCOUNT FOR YOU TODAY. We Pay 4 Per Cent on Saving Accounts. Arkansas Trust and Banking Co. I ... CIRCUIT CLERKS SAFE ON BONDS Not Necessary to File Bond With the Secretary of State. Little Rock, Oct. 4.—(Special.I — When a circuit clerk has filed his bonds as clerk and recorder, and they have been approved by the proper au thority in his own county, the fact that the bonds have not been filed with the Secretary of State, does not constitute a vacancy. If, however, he has failed to file either bond at home, the office automatically becomes vacant. This is the rule of action adopted by Governor Hays in dealing with the circuit tangle that came up this week in connection with the Montgomery county controversy. lip to last night, attention had been called to only five counties in which this case existed. In each of them the clerk’s bond of $15,000 had been fifed and approved, but the recorder’s bond of $2,000 had not been made. In these counties the present clerks were re commissioned, as follows: Montgom ery, John M. Smith; Calhoun, W. L. Furlow; Dallas, D. E. Goodgome; Poinsett, A. H. Landers; Union, A. D. Murphey. The first ctf the week there were not more than fifteen of the bonds filed, but since the matter was made public, there has been a rush to file bonds with the Secretary of State, and forty-four has been filed. -_o SENDS MONEY OUT OF STATE Statistics Show that Arkansas Sends $7.>,«0(M>»ft Out of State For Food. Little Reck, Oct. 4.—(Special.) — Statistfcs show that Arkansas sends out of the state annually $75,000,00') for food products. As a part of a campaign against this, a Home Pro ducts Show, is to be held in the Arcade building, Little Rock, October 27-30. An effort is to be made to increase home buying that some of this sum may be kept at home. Dean J. M. Miller of the College of Agriculture, University of Arkansas, endorses the project in the following words: “Doubtless, in this state a» in others, people buy from the gro cer without any regard to the source of supply and in all probability the majority of the women of the towns and cities of Arkansas buy more cann ed vegetables and canned fruits In New York than they do Arkansas en-hvn stuff. Your Horne Products Show, ti.rrcforc, in connection with the State Federation of Women’s Clubs 'ill do wonders to educate people to us'ng Arkansas produes.’’ • 1HY BE NOTE!) ROBBER Man Under \rrcst at YanBiiren Said fe he Otto of FuKon Bank Robbers. Fort, Smith, Oct. 1.—A man be!’ey ed to be .Jinks Starling a not or lor. hank and pcAtofflce robber, v im.ed at Springfield and Willow Springs, Mo., is under arrest at Van Daren, He was found by Constable Ed Winfrey, at a boarding house in that city. Starling (L’rke jail at Sprig field while await ing trial on a charge of having robbed the Willow Springs postoffice. Starling "as uotintPed a year rgo for the rclfbery of the Bank of Fulton, Hempstead county, and is under in dictment lor the robbery or a bank af Pardanelle. TO PROPERTY OWNERS—Have you the money to put in your seworage and water connections? If not let us lend it to you at 6j per cent.— Clowdia Land Co. __ 70. ATTEMPT TO BURN BUILDINGS Three Men Held for Attempt to Burn • Building in Paragould. Paragould, Oct. 2.—Frank Threlk eld, J. W. Eaton and his son, t,ynn Eaton, well kncwn local painters were arrested at a late hour last night by members of the police department, charged with setting fire to five brick (business buildings in this city. At the preliminary hearing held today before Justice A. B. Hays, the three defend ants were bound over to the grand jury. ! Threlkeld was held on five charges of arson. He is accused of applying the match to the McHaney building on West Court street, the Bleier build ing on West Court, the J. B. Nime building on Court and "’"net, the Trice building on West 1. ..-. -aA'-A ana me Mack building on So\*ih Pruet. AI! the fires occurred Friday night. In the latter building, more than 300 men women and children were as sembled last nfght at a joint meeting of the Rebeccas and Odd Fellows at the time of the attempt was made to destroy it by fire. J. W. Eaton v-as held on three charges. It is alleged he was in a conspiracy with Threlkeld and that he assisted in starting the fires in the McHaney, Bleier and Nime buildings. Lynn Eaton was charged with an i attempt to burn the Nime building on July 4, last. All the efforts to start fire proved futile for the reason tnai the fires were discovered soon after started and the flames extinguished. I It was testified at the trial that Threlkeld and the two Eatons were disoomfitted at the city in general be cause they had not been able to secure? steady employment at their trade as painters. | "Hie motive of the wholesale at tempts at incendiarism was not clear ly established at the preliminary trial. | -o - TURN DOWN WATER PROPOSITION City Officials at Texarkana Will Nat I Accept Proposition Made. Texarkana, Oct. 4.—Tlie city lias re jected proposition cf Home Water Co. ;for adjustment of differencs between the company and municipality, but an | other conference between the city of ficials. Jeff Sanderson, mayor, and jw. H. Arnold, co'.i.sel, for water com pany, lias been arranged, at whtcn « jis hoped the difference will be straigh tened out; company proposes to make about $.10,000 worth of extensions and i'improvements, including installation iof 2,500,000-gallon pumps; 5200 feet of 112-ineh main and about 3000 feet or smaller main; trouble is over sliding scale for water consumers. i f. : TKHMER ESCAPES Eugene Mason Takes Freneli Leave of 0 Prison for Second Time. Texarkana, Oct'. 2.—Eugene Ma son, serving a life sentence in the | Texas penitentiary for murder, lias es caped for the second time from the ! prison farm near Huntsville. Tho news came in a message from Sheriff Mitchell of Cass county to Sheriff Baker of this (Bowie) county. Mason was convicted in the district court of Bowie county on a charge of | killing Owt-go 15. Thaggard nearly two years ago. -o England papers are carrying ads for a "horse high school" where hor ses are taught to saddle and drive. .