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GRAVES & GRAVES Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY. ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER fi, 1915. VOLUME XVII NUMBER 99.
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TOWN SUFFERS $3:5,0(10 FIRE LOSS
Small Village. Lake City, Is Destroyed
lit' Fire Tuesday,
Joe. ’" re, Xov. 2. Fire visited Lake
City ’a:-, night, destroying W.C. Beck
Dry Gcods Company’s general store
with practically all the stock of goods
and fixtures and the Shamrock hotel
owned and operated by William Arm
strong. L originated, it is believed, in
some trash in the alley at the rear of
the store, it soon spread to the store,
thence to the hotel. Before it was dis
cover' d tin- fire was so well under way
that it was impossible to get out but
little of the goods in the store or the
The store, stock and fixtures were
valued it $25,000 with $15,000 insur
ance. The hotel and furniture '.ere
valued at $8,000 with $3000 insuran
Purchased by A. R. Killan and !!. M.
Melver This Week
Foreman, Xov. 5. -A. B. Killan of
this city and H. M Melver of Texar
kana, have purchased the telephone
exchange at Winthrop. These gentle
men state that they intend to rebuild
the plant, and promise to give Win
throp outside connections equal tci any
in a short time.
VOTE VGA INST WOMEN
Three States Go \gainst Votes for
New York, Nov. 3.—Three states,
New York, Massachusetts and Penn
sylvania have rolled up big majority
against giving women votes.
TO OUR FRIENDS
We have decided to put our
business on a strictly cash bas
is. and beginning Nov. 1st, we
will sell our products only for
UNITED OIL MILLS. ‘J7-2t
TRI TONS <’APTFRE MANY
Report Claims 1(1,000 Were Taken
During Month of October.
Berlin, Nov. 3.—The War Office an
nounce that during October more than
40,000 prisoners were captured on the
Russian and Serbian fronts.
These figures^ were given as fol
Captured by Field Marshal von Hin
denburg, 08 officers, 14,482 men, 40 ma
By Prince Leopold: 32 officers, 4,15:
men, 2 machine guns.
By General von Linsingen: 50 offi
eers, 8.S71 men, 21 machine guns.
By George von Iiothinor: 30 officers,
1,525 men, 1 machne gun.
By Feld Marshal van Mackenson: 55
officers, 11,937 men, 10 machine guns,
In addton to the guns men toned, a
great number of cannon of older types
i fell intci the hands of the Germans.
HOLMAN!A PREFERS PEACE
Natnn Net Eager to Intervene, De
clares Foreign Minister.
, Madr d, Nov. 3. -Foreign Minister
Porumbara of Roumania is quoted by
; a Spanish newspaper correspondent at
; Bucharest as saying that Roumania
• docs not want to intervene in the war
] unless her interests are threatened by
i “The Rumanian army has not been
mobilized in the strict sense of the
! word,” he is quoted, “but we have tak
en measures to assure our security.
There is no military convention be
tween Italy and Rumania. Wo have
nr. aspirations in Transylvania and
t there is no probability of Rumanian
i intervention on the side of the Teu
Mrs. Wright Mins Prize.
| Through mistake the name of Mrs.
i. B. Wright of Winthrop was left off
the premium list Wednesday. Mrs.
; Wright won first prize an Irish cro
=START1NG MONDAY NIGHT==
The Royal Theatre
Several Suits of Clothes, Stetson Hats,
and Kaineoats Taken Thursday
flight by Negroes,
The store of A. J. Russell cm Main
street was entered and burglarized
Thursday night. The articles missing
were six nr eight suits of Curlee cloth
es. six or eight Stetson hats, white and
black, and four tan raincoats. The
store was entered from a rear win
dow. which had been unlocked dur
ing business hours Thursday night by
the thieves. Jim Curran states that
he suspects two negroes to whom he
was strewing clothes before closing
time. They were looking at some
clothes in the rear when one of the
negroes called him to the front to
show him some shoes. The other ne
gro remained in the rear looking at
the clothes. During this time 'lie is
supposed to have unlocked the win
dow. The negroes ,are described as
two dark yellow gingercake color
negroes, slender built, 5 feet 8 and 10
inches, from 20 to 22 years of age.
Sheriff Waldrop is offering a reward
of $10 for their arrest and conviction.
LINDSAY IS COMING
IV. I.. Lindsay, Large Dry Goods Firm
Will Open Store Here.
W. L. Lindsay lias leased the store
room in the Sanderson building, for
merly occupied by Fred Throckmor
ton, and will open a dry goods store
here. 11. P. Lindsay, manager of the
store at Foreman, was here Wednes
day and closed the deal for the build
ing. lie stated that he would open by
the 15th nr 18th of this month. ,T.
Homer Welch, now with the Foreman
store, will be the manager. The
Lindsays are among the best known
and largest dry gords firms in this
section, this making a chain of four
stores, at DeKalb, Texas. Anona. Tex.
Foreman and Ashdown. They will be
a strong addition to the town.
Stock, Fixtures, Accounts. Horse and
Buggy Sell for $3,000.
The Fred Throckmorton bankrupt
stock of merchandise was sold Wed
nesday. the purchasers being the Boal
Doyle Dry Goods Company of Little
Rack. The sale included stock and
fixtures invoicing about $5000, notes
and accounts $1800, horse and buggy
and exemptions. It all brought. $3,
000. The purchasers have not an
nounced what disposition will be made
of the stock. The sale was made by
ROAD WORK SPEEDS
About 100 Tor ms Haul Gravel from
Ashdown; Three Ollier Stations.
With the continued favorable weath
r the gravel road work is speeding
j up. Nearly a hundred teams arc
hauling out of Ashdown, and other
teams are hauling from Ogden and
two spurs between that place and
Ashdown. Mr. Sanderson is getting
the worM of the haul over so that
coming had weather will not seriously
delay the work. The steel for the Pine
Prairie bridge is being placed on the
ground this week and will be erected
BRICK WORK COMPLETED
Brick Work Completed Yesterday—
Beady for the Roof.
Foreman H. M. Westbrooks, an
nounced that lie would finish the
brick work on the school building yes
terday. The carpenters are following
as fast as the brick men get out of
the way, and the roof is now ready to
go on, which will be of tin. The con
tract for beating and plumbing has
been let to a Little Rock firm. The
board will install its own heating
plant. There is not mtich doubt now
but that, the building will be ready af
ter the Christmas holidays.
Short cotton 11 to 11.25.
TALKS TO VILLA!
American Officer ('hatted Pitli Prin
cipal Rebel Chief Ten Minutes
Aeross Barbed Wire Fenee.
Douglas, Ariz., Nov. 4.—General
Funston today said that he and Gen
eral Villa had a very pleasant little
chat of ten minutes across a barbed !
wire fence stretched along the Inter- I
national boundary. He said the atti- !
tude nf Villa “was quite satisfactory.” I
“Alter Villa’s troops withdrew from I
Agua Prieta six hundred of General !
Calles’ cavalrymen made a little sor- i
tie out across the desert after them, j
but after a sharp engaganvuit, were ;
driven back. When Villa made a do- j
tour around the town his troops were
vigorously shelled, but lie succeeded
in his movement nevertheless."
“All these movements,” said Gener
al Funston, “were in plain sight of
tile United States trooi Continuing,
tin' General said, “The reason I did |
not open fire with my troops cm the
contending armies was because it was
very evident that both commanders
were doing all possible ithin their
power to prevent an;- injury occur
ring to the Americans this side the j
K^io. Troops of General Calles com- !
rnitted the principal faults, and some \
officers standing near Calles’ trenches
were deliberately fired upon and near
ly hit.” |
Funston’s report adds that a detach- I
ment of the United States cavalry has 1
been fired on by the machine guns and !
artilery of General Calles, and that !
the United States customs inspector
was also fired on.
Carranza Main Offender.
Washington, P. C. Nov. 4. - The Car
ranza troops were the main offenders
in the Agua Prieta fighting across the
line, according to a report made by
General Funston today. Ha stated,
however, that botli sides did all pos
sible to prevent injury occuring to
Americans along the border.
Funston said be could not have
opened fire on one side without dam
aging the other, and that all immedi
ate danger had now passed.
Villa’s entire forces is estimated to j
be about 12,000 men.
HON. MlNOH W ALLACL
Will Deliver Temperance Lecture al
Methodist Church Sunday Night.
Hon. Minor Wallace, who is deliv
ering temperance lectures over the
state, was in the city this week, and
loft an appointment to return here
and deliver a lecture Sunday night.
The lecture will be given at the Met
hodist church. Wc are informed that
there will be no preaching services In
town that night. There will also be
two or three short taiks by laymen,
lion. Minor Wallace, former congress
man, is probably the most eloquent
| platform speaker in the state and to
| hear him will be a treat.
HAYS NAMES MAN
Olinier C. Burnsides Names on the
Board of Control.
Little Rock, Nov. 5.— (Special.) —
Late yesterday afternoon Gov. Hays
announced the appointment of Ohmer
C Burnsides, stenographer In the at
torney general's office, as a member of
the State Board of Control.
A NOTH EH TIME (A HO
M„ I). and C. M ill Hun Morning this
The schedule of the mcrning pas
senger on the Memphis Dallas and
Gulf will change again Sunday morn
Instead of leaving Ashdown at 7:55 it
will leave at 6:55. Only the one train
will be effected. The change is made
to allow the train to make connec
tions with the fast Rock Island train
which leaves Hot Springs at 1:30 p.
m. for Little Rock and Memphis.
Mrs. Anna Cooper has returned rrc.m
California and is here on an extended
visit with her grti. Will Cooper, and
s’ster, Mrs. M. A. Dupree and other
numerous relatives and friends of this
her former home.
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Copyright 1909, by C. E. Eimmcrman Co.--No. 10
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We pay 4 per cent on saving accounts and take care of
s our customers.
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BANKING V/UiUrMil I
SETTLE ARDMORE CLAIMS
Sante I’e Adjusts Many Cases Growing
Out of Explosion.
Ardmore, OUla., Xov. 3.—Of the 1-,
275 claims for personal and property
damage growing out of the explosion
of casing-head gas from a tank In the
Sante Fe yards here five weeks ago.
916 have been settled without the ser
vices of a lawyer and without resort
ing to any court or to the commission
appointed by Mayor Van Mullen. Re
presentatives of the Sante Fe railroad
and city officials checked up claims
The settlements have been at the
rate of 75 a day, it was said. Attempts
will be made to settle the remaining
claims by arbitration or appeal to the
IS CHARGED WITH RIG AMY
Caul Williams, Texarkana Hrakrmun
Arrested on Warrant.
Texarkana, Xov. 3.—Paul Williams,
railroad brakeman, was arrested last
night charged with bigamy.
The officers allege that Williams
was married on the Arkansas side of
town about four years ago and contin
ued to live with his wife on West
Fourth street until recently. Two
weeks ago, it is alleged, he went to
Hoo ts, 15 miles west of here, and mar
ried another woman without having
obtained a diverse.
RI'SSIA WATCHES MALKAXS
Public Closely Observes Developments
Roumanian Decision Xear.
Petrograd, Ncv. 3.—Developments
in the Balkans arc being watched
with the closest attention. The Recli
thinks there is reason in the statement
by M. Sazanoff, the Russian minister
of foreign affairs, that he regrets ho
is unable, like his colleagues in Eng
land and France to explain to the re
presentatives of the nation the causes
of German diplomatic successes and
expresses a belief that there are pros
pects of a change for the better.
Passing over Greece, which It says
is under the observation of the Anglo
French navy, the Rcch regards Ruma
nia as .a fruitful field for Russian di
plomatic efforts. The diplomatic strug
gle has reached a stage of great inten
sity, it says, and a decision one way
or the other is possible at any mo
1203 CONVICTS IN PEN
Negroes More titan Double the Whites
In the Penitentiary.
Little Rock, Nov. 5.—(Special.—
There is a total of 1263 convicts in the
Arkansas penitentiary, being an In
crease of only seven for the month of
Oct. 1 there were 1256 inmates, and
110 were admitted. During the month
there were the f »'l .ring decreases:
discharged on expiration of terms 98.
pardoned 10, paroicn 3, escape,1 7
transfered 14, died 1
The 12C3 now incarcerated are
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ided as follows: White mat ^ ()( ,
black males S43; black'ferns
Indians 1. There are no whi
in the penitentiary.
WILL NOT IMPROVE
Supreme Court Probably Will Eml the
Miller County Project .
Texarkana, N'ov. 4. -On account c<f a
decision of the Supreme Court at Lit
tle Rock last Monday, proposed road
improvement in this county will prob
ably be indefinitely postponed. After
the enactment by the legislature of the
Joseph bill providing for the construc
tion of road and bridge, the commis
sioners of the district decided te
build the road and not the bridge. The
ruling of the Supreme Court is that
both the bridge and the road must be
built, otherwise the procedure will be
illegal. • '<
| The effect of the decision probably
I will be to definitely defeat, the propos
ed improvement as the valuation of
the property in the district is not suffi
cient to yield enough revenue to build
both the road and the bridge.
OPENS NEW STORE
Model Oriig Conjpnny M ill Open Store
at Mineral Springs.
The Model Drug Company of this
city has purchased the stock of the
Wolf Drug Company at Minaral
Springs and will take charge on the
15th of this month. Pierce Leslie of
this city will be manager with Clair
Leslie as prescription clerk. Mineral
Springs is a good business point and
the Model will put in an up to date
H. P. Haizlip has just completed
some additions to his home on the
Bast side and is now decorating the
entire place with paint. He will hare
of the prettiest and most convenlt
ent homes In tetwn.
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