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it England Bakery f 2 4 4 \ /> D! . rnM fV] yv «« ./> New England Bakery fh« Belt tor the Least I 1 I I I I \T fr* ■" I Xl Wh. First Cash Store in Town |Money in town. Phone 124 ALa*^ A A* ARI*^ A.^^ A W JA .JL ^ v t ifckJ'® and Cheapest. Phone 124 SEMI-WEEKLY ———-— GRAVES & GRAVES Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1915. VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 4. $1.00 per year—Cash in Advance—Stops When Out f^TTITI^—i i » iii— — i i———■ iiiiwb— iim i mmrnmii iiibm i i — ■■ mu in i mu irnri ■ ■■ n n i ■mm Bin ■ «> i ■>■■» — ■' nmam !■■!■■ w—imr w—irnmi I nur ■ t saw limuTirm^—i CONDENSED STATEMENT OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS NOV. 10, 1915 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts. $133,133.37 Overdrafts.-. NONE Bonds Securities, etc.'.. 1,638.84 Banking House Furniture and Fixtures. 10,175.00 Stock in Federal Reserve Banks. 1,500.00 Cash and Exchange..:.?. 30,241.27 Total..•.$176,728.48 LIABILITIES Capital.25,000.00 Surplus. 25,000.00 Undivided Profits. 6,203.32 Deposits. 102,415.80 Rediscounts . 12,119.36 Bills Payable. 6,000.00 Total.$176,738.48 First and Only National Bank in Little River County. Oldest Bank in Little River County. f Our opening sale has been a success and we want to thank the people for their patronage. I I We have a lot or the ( bargains left. j _ 1 I Sale closes Sat., Dec. 18th. W. L. Lindsay “The Right Place” Ashdown, Ark. BANK STOCK SOLD New Owners Will Take Over National Rank at DeQueen January 1. DeQueen, Dec. 3.—A deal was closed last night, by which F. S. Wesctott, John Elmer, J. C. Henderson, all or Horatio, and others, purchased a con trolling interest in the First Nai.onal bank of DeQueen. A complete list or those interested has not hen announc ed, but i3 is said several local capital ists are a,m:ng the number. The sale includes the stcck of F. M. Smitn, the founder and largest stockholder and cashier of the institution. Mr. Smith will move to the Pacific coast. The sale is effective January 1. The First National is the oldest bank in Sevier county and has a capital stock of $25, 000 and surplus and undivided profits of more than $46,000. -o NEW BANK AT HOPE Citizens’ Savings and Trust Company Opened for Business. Hope, Dec. 6.—The Citizens' Sav ings and Trust Company, a new bank ing institution at Hope has opened its doors for business. Former County Clerk W. P. Agee, Is in charge. This makes five banks for Hope. ' ARKANSAS PRESS United In tiioir Work for Woodrow Wilson Policies. Little Rock, Dec. 6.— (Special.)— 1'here Is one thing upon which the press of Arkansas is united, and that is for the re nomination of Woodrow Wilson for the Presidency. There are a few Republicans, and fewer Socialist weeklies, that are opposed, biit one by one the Democratic papers are hoisting at their mast-heads the ticket: "For President, Woodrow Wilson; The Platform, America First.” --o BUYS $80,000 BRICK KILN Brick Works at Hope Has Sold to a New Firm. Hope, Dec. 6.—Capt. NP.. O’Neal, president of the Hope Brick Works, has just purchased a modern $30,000 kiln for his plant at Hope. The new machinery is now being installed -o Will Open Campaign. Little Rock, Dec. 7.—(Special.)— Earle W. Hodges will open his cam paign at Forrest City on Tuesday, Dec. 14, instead of December 13, aB pre viously announced. Little River Comity Will Be Repre sented in the Stock Growers at Little Rock, Jan. 11, 12, 13. County Judge Lon T. Jones has appointed the delegates from this county to attend a meeting of the Ar kansas Stock Growers’ Convention at Little Rock on January 11, 12 and 13, 1916. It is urged that as many as pcu sible attend and also any other who may be interested in the bettering of the grade of stock In our country. Those appointed are: N. C. McCrary, Richmond. J. L. DeLoney, Foreman. G D. Chewning, Ashdown. J. H. Judd, Ashdown. .). G. Sanderson. Ashdown. 1. B. Wright, Allene. W. D. Campbell, Richmond. S. C. Reynolds, Ashdown. John Pullen, Foreman. 1.. T. Campbell, Foreman. -—0 COLLECTOR FILED BOM) Little River Collector Filed Bond With Clerk Saturday. The Collector’s bond for the collec tion of the taxes of 1915, was filed by Collector W. D. Waldrop with .lie. County Clerk Saturday and aproved by Lon T. Jones, County Judge, Mon day. The bond is signed by 89 tax payers, who qualified for the sum cf $171,250. The bonds of collectors are requir ed by law to ba filed before the firs: Monday in December. Mr. Waldrop was a head of time with his bond by two days. 39 Collectors Late Witli Bond. Little Rock, Dec. 5.—Thirty-nine collectors in the state are delinquent in filing their bonds with Auditor M. F. Dickinson. Yesterday was the last day on which the bonds could be filed before (the first Monday in December, as requir ed by law, and with three presented yesterday the total received w’as only 36. Those wlfc filed yesterday were: \V. G. Hutton of Pulaski county, his re quired bond being $600,000; Pat M. Swain cf Lonoke county, $600,000; Ho gan Oliver of Ashley county, $180,000. The colectors of the following coun ties have not yet filed: Arkansas, Bax ter, Bentcn, Boone, Chief, Clarke, Cle burne, Craighead, Cross, Dallas, Fau lkner. Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Springs, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lee, Lincoln Madison. Marion, Miller, Mis sissippi. Pike, Poinsett, Scott, Sevier, Sharp, VanBuren, White and Yell. -o ROAI> WORK IS PROGRESSING Gravel Work Approaches Completion; May Finish Roads in Short Time; Contractor Jas. G. Sanderson and his army of road builders are making rapid progress on the gravel roacs into Ashdown. The work of gravel ing is within a few days of complet ion with favorable weather. The roads will come right up into town and con nect with the gravel streets here. The grading is now being dene in ths edge of town. As soon as the gravel laying is cccnpleted the bulk of tile work will be done. The work of lev eling up and shaping the roaii l)eu as wears and settles will continue ‘‘or some time until the roads are ;n fine condition. -o LECTl’RE COURSE Annie Therese Revault First Num ber Friday Night. The first number of the lyceum course will be given at tlie Baptist church Friday night by Annie Tner ese Devault, interpretive reader. There will be three numbers tills year. The price wil be 50 c nts foi adults and half price far children. Season tickets on sale at libyer Drug Store for $1.00. -o ENLARGING STORE McGee Fruit Stand on Front Street Being Improved This Week. The McGee fruit stand on Front ■set is new busy enlarging his fruit •c building. Ho has enlarged the '•"v and is also dec: rating the inter v. Mr. McGee opened up this fruit business in this city several months s,"fi. and has greatly increased the business. He will probably carry a sma’l stock of fancy groceries in con nection with the fruit. STAVES TO ITALY Major Stave Company Receives Or der IHrect from Genoa. The Major Stave Company of this city has received an order for five car loads of staves to be shipped to Italy. The order was placed direct from Genoa, the letter being written on November 14th. The slaves will be shipped by freight prepaid. METHODIST AF- i iVcjliodisls Wholly Endorse New University; Rev. Donk Returned Monticello, Doc. 6.—The annual ses sion of the Little Rock Methodist con ference (South) adjourned here today after compromising the Vanderbil University and the Southern Method ist University of Dallas, Texas, con troversy. Friends of Hendrix, Henderson Brown and Galloway Colleges, ivieJio dist institutions of Arkansas, ga-.m . a victory. The Southern Methodist University at Dallas was endorsed as a concec - ional institution only, or as a genera: conference school. It was not en dorsed as a Little R.ock conference school. The resolution of the Edu cational Commission submitteu io t e coniorinee called for complete < ' Co’.: cim nt. The objection off^sd to tliis ci: pic.t endorsement was that it vc R.; iake ] jtronage from Hendrix, Hender s.n-I'iown and Gallo t-y. In substance the Little Rock confer ence went on record as favoring that young men and women take Ci : ser ai one of 1 lie three Arkansas insti tutions. When any student who grad uates at either of the three scho -Is :n the Little Rock conference wants to take a post graduate or university course the conference recommends to him the Southern Methodist Uni versity at Dallas. The Conference opened this morn ing af S: ?>0. Judge Frank Smith and T. D. Scott were re-elected as trustees and P. C. Fletcher was elected to take the place of J. M. Workman, resigned, as trus tee of Galloway college. C. C. Henderson. J. A. Parker and W. M. Hays were elected to succeed themselves, and W. C. Davidson w;m elee'ed to succeed J. R. Rhodes, de ceased. and Leslie Goodloe to succeed W.l W. Brown, resigned, as trustee of Henderson-Brown College. The Rev. R. W. McCay was elected trustee of Hendrix College. Transfers Announced. The bishop announced the following transfers: Dr. A. 11. Milter from the East Ok lahoma conference, the Kev. F.V. Gee and the Rev. J. D. Hammons from North Arkansas conference, the Rev. X. A. Augustus from the K mucky conference. The conference adjourned about 30 o'clock after a closing prayer by tiie Kev. T. D. Sco t of Arkadelphia and a few words of exhortation by Bisho; Morrison. Just, before dismissal r.c tnliro audience rose and sang on ■ stan-a. “Am I a Soldier of the Cress’” After the preaching services Sunday morning class of p deacons was or '’a.ined as ''flows: .T. C. McElheney, J. W. Nethercut. A. C. Rogers, J. F. Wil liams and F. G. Roebuck. The Sunday afternoon services, pre sided over by the Rev. R‘. W. McKay, beginning at 3 o’clock, consisted of file ordination of nine elders and a memo rial service in honor of three deceased ministers, the Itcv. A. G. Seay, the Rev. J. C. Rhodes and the Rev. *. Burleson, and the three ministers wives, wha had died during t’-" pas year, Mrs. R. A. McClintock, Mrs. Laura D. Hawley and Mrs. XI. J. S. Davis. The elders orda’ned were as fol lows; T. M. Armstrong, W. H. Hanford, J. F. Barker, S. T. Baugh. R. L. Oa’oe, D. C. Holman, J. C. Johnson, W. C. Lewis, and L. T. Rogers. Appointments were read by the bishop as follows: Texarkana Disfrier. .1. A. Biggs, presiding elder; Ash down, F. P. Doak; Bright Star, S. B. XIann; Cherry Hill, .1. V. Kelley, sup ply; DcQueen. F. N. Brewer: Fouk-,, F. R. Canfield; Horatio and Wilton, J. F. Simmons; Lewisville and North Lewisville, J. R. Dickinson: Lockes bnrg. P. S. Herron; Ben Lomond, A. W. Youngblood, supply; Patinos, J. C. Johnson; Richmond, A. J. Ewing; Stamps, XI. J. Rhodes; Bradley and Taylor, XI. K. Rogers; Texarkana: College Hill, S. T. Baugh, Falrvlew, I.. C. Beasley, First church, P. C. Fletcher; Umpire, Bede P'ckertng; \ ut'fh'i' eort. J. W. Xeese; F'■••’man, it C Kavlend; Mena. T. B. Sim-. I'kadelphia Disfritf. 31 A. ft w, presiding ell v, Arka ('■ ipl'in: O. Evans, Arkae ;lp-i:a; E M. Powell, Benton: \V. A. Steel, Cedar Glades: C. M. Gentry, supply, Delark; T. O. Horie. Priendshin; J. E. Taylor, Holly Springs; ,T. H. Glass, Ho Springs, Central avenue; Tlieo Cope l-u'd. Hot Springs, Third street; It. M. Holland, Hot Springs, Park Avenue; A. M. Uobert3on, Hot Springs, Oak lawn ; R.. L. Duckworth, Hot Springs, circuit; W. H. Hughes, supply Leola and Carthage; J. L. Leonard. Lono; «T, D. Spruce, Malvern; J. W. Ilarreit, Gay Morrison Jr., postor Malvern cir cuit ; W. R. Jordan, Princeton; ,T. H. McKelvy, Trask wood; To be supplied: Ussery church; D. P. Forsyth, supply, president Henderson-Brown College, J. M. Workman. Cnmden District. W. P. Whaley, presiding elder, At lanta; J. A. Weddell, Bearden and Millville; D. C. Holman. Buena Vista; A. C. Cason. Camden; M.S. Monk, Cht dester; h C. Gatlin. Eagle Mills; W. H. Haneford, ElDorado; W. C. HU Start a Bank Account for a Christmas Present. Here is a present that is especially appropriate and acceptable to many persons and settles the problem of whai to give for Christmas. A Bank Account is an ideal gift for children be cause it helps them acquire the habit of thrift and economy, which will mean a great asset later on. No more appropriate present can be found for the ivife. And relatives will also welcome this gift. Many manufacturers, storekeepers, and other busi ness people encourage employees with a start of this Kind. It is an aid to thrift, contentment and efficiency. ACCOUNTS OPENED FOR ANY AMOUNT FORM $1 UP We Pay I Per Cent on Savings Accounts. j Arkansas Trust anil Banking Co. tui IIHBI... i—wirw liard. ElCmado circuit; C. F. Messer, Fordyce; S. R. Tyitty, Hampton; L.T. Rogers, Kingsland; R. L. Cabe, Hut tig; S. K. Burnett, Junction City; W. j D. Sharp, Magnolia; A. Turrentine, I Magnolia circuit; T. H. Crowder, Ste phens; R. H. Cannon, Strong; A. C. Rogers Thornton; J.L. Denman, Wal do; .T. ,T. Mallard. Wesson; B. F. Scon, professor for Hendrix college; C. .7. , Greene district commissioner 'or Gal- | luway College; M. S. Monx. I Little Rock District, Alonzo Moult, presiding elder; W.F. i Lasster. Austin; Benton circuit, to be supplied; Bryant, L. L. Riddling; Carlisle. ,T. W. Mann: D°Vail’s Biufr and Hazen. T. P. Clark: England, 7.A. Parker: Hickory Plains, ,J. W. NeTier cut; Little Rock, Asbury, TV. R. u:er>, ardson; Capitol View, F. W. Ge?, Bv ron. Harwell .Tv, presiding eider; First church. Forroy Hutchlnscn: Forest Park, to be supplied: Hender son Chanel, B. F. Fit zb ugh; Highland, 7 T. Rogers: Huntc Memorial. 7. T. J. Tizer: Pulaski Heights. L. If. X Mundley: Twenty-eigliih Street. J. ID. . Baker; Winfield Memorial. J. D. Ham n:<ns; Lonoke, B. B. M 1’Mnat, Mah n '■''e. H. H. McGityr", Kto. to be «mo pi'.'d: Temherlin, Hugh ,'easley; nak H!D C H. Mann supply I>s Arc. tv. > Vovpr.; seerota-v Cutcral Board of Edveation. Stonewall Anderson; Viter V'^s ern Methodist, A. C. Mil ’ar: Sunday school field secretary, O. sp qf’t’ont Hendrix CnlHg-. B. F. Musser; field ag“nt Methodist nrb’ishir "■ House. p. p. Wi'sen. and nf'vo'reo eer-re+arv of missions. Forney Hutchinson. MorticeHo Dsitrict. W.C. Davidson, presiding elder: Ar kansas City and Lake Village, A. M. Shaw; Crossett, J. A. Henderson; Col lins. M. B. Cirrigan; Dcrmott, J. L. Cannon; Eudora. J. C. McEllraney; Hamburg, S. C. Dean; Hamburg cir cuit. T. M. Applewhite, supply; Her mitage, ,J. C. Williams: Clarence Crow Jr., supply; Lacey, J. J. Menefee; Mc Gehee, .7. L. Hoover; MonMcello, T. O. Owens; Parkdale. and Wilmot, A. T. I Clanton: Pu-tland. and Blissville, Hoy Farr; Snyder and Montrose, ;J. L. Sinipscn: Tillar and Dumas. J. H. Cummins; Warren. R. W. McKay, Wil rr.p.r , E. R. McClintock; Warren Camps, W. C. Lewis; Watson, J. M. Cannon, supply; student in Emory University. J. Abner Sage, and confer ■; •y.ce secretary of education, V.'. r\ Dav iusoii. Line Bluff District. 1 .T. A. Sage, presiding elder; Atnei- | mir and Wabbaseka; J. P. Plummer; DeWittt, R- R. Moore; Grady. J. T. Taylor; Gillett, \V. F. Rogers; Hum phrey, Fred G. Roebuck; New Edin burg, A. O. Crevdon: Pine Biutr, Firs church. E. R. Steel; Carr Memorial, J. R. Rushing; Hawlay Memorial, H. F. Buhler; Lakeside, M. N. Waldrip; Redfleld, to be supplied; Rison ,T. J. Colson; Roe, David Rolls; Rowell, L. M. Harp; St. Charles, A. E. Jacobs; Sheridan, L. W. Evans; Sherrill, and i Tucker, J. R. Rhodes; Star City, T.O. Rorie Jr.; Stutgart, M. K. Irwin; Swan Lake. Frank Hopkins; Pine Bluff circuit to be supplied. Commis sioner for Hendrix College, James Thomas; Commissioner for Gallo way College, W. C. Watson. l’rescott District. W. M. Hays, presiding elder: Amity, and Glen wood, W. R. Harrison; Bing en. T. M. Armstrong; Caddo Gap, C. E. Whitten; Center Point, ,1. H. Bradford, Columbus, W. T. Menard; Emmett, F. C. Cannon: C. D. Swain, supply; De P-.'ht, T. W. Berry: Gurdon, F. E. Har rell; H-r-uony C. A. Fuller; Hope, T.D. Scott; Fulton to be supplied; Mineral Springs. \V. W. Mills; Mt. Ida, 0. ML Year wood; Murfreesboro, WAV. Christie; Nashville, Z. D. Lindsay; Okolona. M. O. Barrett; Orchard View, Jesse Galloway; Prescott, N. G. Ali gn u-ius: Blevins, J 0. Dunn; Sba.v liut. to be supplied; Washington. P>. E Mullins: student m Hendrix Col lege W. C. Martin; student in Emory University. Paul Q. Rosie. -o BUILDING GARAGE C.V. Tw.vnian Garage Gfowu too large For Present Building. A new building is being constructed by J.F. Mills on Commerce street for the Twyman Garage by the side of the present building. The business had outgrown the present quarters and the new building will be much lar ger. ROAD PLANS PROGRESS Many To" ns Organizing for Jefferson Highway Proposition. Fort Smith, Dec. 5.—One of the first steps the Arkansas-Jefferson Highway Association proposes in order to have th- Jefferson highway routed through Arkansas is to organize the towns and on nnnmities south of Fort Smith and have them join ihe association formed Wednesday at Winslow, according to Fred Reutzel of this city, who, with other Fort Smith delegates, has re turned from the meeting. Mr. Reutzel was elected one of five vice presidents. He says interest in the highway proj ect from Fort Smith north, is intense and he believes the road to be the most popular highway proposition yet launched in Arkansas. Nearly every cky, town and community to the north of Fort Smith, between '.he Fris co railroad and t.h Oklahoma-Arkan sas line, is ready to aid. It is hoped to arouse similar inter est to the sreth cf Fort Smith, partic ularly between Mena and Texarkans. Mena and some towns north have tak er: up the question in a manner which indicates strong support. There are several recently built good roards in i.iltle River ccunty, one eonecting T exarkana, that can be joined into the Arkansas-Jefferson highway route without difheuty. ATT. IDA PLIAAIS COURT HOUSE Alt. Ida Says AVombe Faied to AVin County Scat by 91 Votes. Mt. Ida, Dee. 4.—AVitli complete unofficial returns reported from all the townships where elections were heW. Mt. Ida claims the victory in the county scat election between his town and Womble by a majority of 91 votes. In order to take the county seat from Mount Ida, the town of Womble had to get. 1,135 votes, or a majority of the number of poll tax receipts issued in the county. I? ports shew Womble lacks 91 of a majority. \ BRAKEMAX KILLED; !5 1XJCRHD T. anil I’. Freight Collides ATiMi Switch Engine Near Texarkana. Texarkana, Dec. 4.—Earnest M. cus torj of Bon’nani, Tex., head brakeman on extra Texas and Pacific freight train, was instantly killed when his train collided with an Iron Mountain yard switch engin on Rose Hill this morning. Engineer Clins. F. Voyles was painfully injured while ('has. Mc Known of Texarkana and his tiieman Felix Blackburn of Texarkana of the yard engine were seriously hurt. The property damage is estimated at about $3,000. The wreck is said to hav,* been caused by an open switch at the furniture factory. TAX BOOKS MADE IT Abstract of 1915 Tax t!oc»s Das Some Interesting Data. An abstract of the rax books, which have just been made up by the county clerk, will probably prove of inrerest to tile people. The important points are as follows: WMte poll tax payers, I860. Colored poll tax payers, 1215. Assessed value of land, $1,412,322.00. Assessed value of town lots, $463, 781.00. Total value of personal property, $1,163,608.00. Railroads, main line, 70.01 miles. $1,343,082.00. Side tracks, 13.10 miles. $35,485.00. Total personal and real $4,418,278. The 1015 assessment shows a de crease of $163,400.00. --o FREED OF MURDER CHARGE Texarkana Alan Alas Freed by Jury at Texarkana Last Week. Texarkana, Dec. 4.—The trial of Omer Smith, charged with the mur der of J. H. Eaton near Fouk, about a year ago, and which has occupied the time of the Miller Circuit Court since Tuesday, ended yesterday In a ver dict of not guilty.