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6EM1-WEEKLY GRAVES & GRAVES Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVES COUNTY, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER II, 1915. VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 5. $ 1.00 per year—Cask in Advance—Stops When Out *#§ NOTHING IS A BETTER EDUCATION THAN THE POSSES SION OF MONEY. IF YOUR CHILD HAS A BANK ACCOUNT HE WILL TAKE AN INTEREST IN ARITHMETIC; IT WILL CREATE IN HIM AN INTEREST "IN” HIS MONEY MORE VALUABLE THAN THE INTEREST “ON” HIS MONEY. HE WILL LEARN THE VALUE OF MONEY AND TIME AND LEARN TO LOOK OUT FOR HIMSELF. GIVE HIM A BANK ACCOUNT. BANK WITH US WE PAY H PER CENT INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ASHDOWN R. E. HUDDLESTON, NOTARY PUBLIC ^——iiwtni Ma—■■ THE CAUSE AT TEXARKANA City’s First Woman Suffrage Meeting is Largely Attended. Texarkana, Dec. 7.—The first public woman’s suffrage meeting ever held in Texarkana to u place under the auspicies of the local Woman's Suf frage League at the west side city hail last night. Judge William Hod ges. of the Civil Court of Appeals, presided. Mrs. Andrew Rose, made an address. Mrs. L. St. Clair Thomp son of Washington, D. C., organize! of the Woman’s National Congress- . iorml Unioi . made a lengthy address. The audience was large and was about finally divided between men and women. | -o A PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL Provides a Teaclierage, Free Books and Now a Dormitory. Mena, Dec. 8.—The school at Acorn, this county, said to have been the first in the state to furnish a “teach erage,” for its teacher and which fur nishes school books to its pupils, has taken still another progressive step and has awarded a contract for the erection of a dormitory. Gore Bros, have been awarded the contract, j The building is to be 28x36 feet, two stories high, and will contain 8 looms and a hall, the full length rf th" building each floor. There is to be a porch, eight feet wide, across the entire front of the building. Tiir. ccn.iact includes the furnishing cf all material, the carpenter work ann Cm m olting and papering, completing the Pui’ding for occupancy. _ I SALARY BASIS FOR OFFICERS Phillips County Grand Jury So Re ... commends utter Audit of Books. Helena, Dec. 7.—The Phillips ccon ty grand jury this afternoon made its report to Circuit Judge J. M. Jack son and was discharged. The Jury submitted a summary of the adult by expert accountants and recommended that all county officers be placed on a salary. The report showed the re ceipts and disbursements of each offi cer. This report was placed In the hands of Judge Jackson and could nc*t be seen tonight. It will be turn ed back to the circuit clerk as a re cord as soon as the judge looks it over. -o Another Jeff Davis. Little Rock,, Dec. 8.— (Special.)— It is impossible for Arkansas to get away from the Name. Jeff Davis of Fayetteville, is a candidate for Cir cuit Clerk of Washington county. ——MigeiMoq—Mumn—■iiiMmiMWuyw ARKANSAS LEADS IN APPLES 25 More Than any Other State—Miss es Grand Prize by Technicality. San Francisco, Dec. 8.—But for the fact that Arkansass apple exhibit was net “In place on the opening day of the San Francisco exposition, the state would be entitled to the grand prize fer apples. Today the Jury of Aw ards decided in favor of the siate on tiie appeal of John P. Logan, who had charge of the Arkansas exhibits, anti awarded 50 more prizes on Arkansas apples. This makes a total of 303 prizes on apples grown in this state and gives to Arkansas 25 more prizes on apples than any other state. In lieu of the grand prize the Jury a warded the state two medals of honor, the highest award and equivalent to the grand prize. Arkansass’ prizes on apples, in addi tion to the two medals of honor, con sist of 25 gold medals, 175 silver med als and 176 bronze medals. The total is 11 greater than was received by the state on its appe exhibit at the St. Louis. A ruing made beefore the op ening of the exposition grounds pro vided that no state should receive a grand prize unless its exhibit was in place the opening day of the exposi tion. _n— SUFFERING IN TRENCHES Texarkana Man Receives Letter from Relative In British Army. Texarkana, Dec. 8.—Charles A. Stringer, a city letter carrier, yester day receives a letter from a relative at Norwich, England, dated Novem ber 21. The writer said it is expect ed the war will continue for at least ano'her year. The letter said that a brother of the writer had just been transferred from the trenches In Franco to a hospital for treatment Tor frozen feet and bronchitis. He had been standing in mud and water above his knees for more than threw weeks. A great many wounded, but a larger number with frost-bitten limbs, were being invalided home, the letter said. -o FRISCO DEPOT WAS ROBBED Burglars Get $2.i6 In Small Change At Idabel Sunday. Idabel, Dec. 8.—Last Sunday night the Frisco depot in this city was en tered by burglars and $21.26 in small change was taken from thS easn drawer. The building was entered from the front platform by prizing up a win dow. The rash drawer prized open with a chisel and the safe being un locked, they tore out the small draw ers hunting money, but there was no change in the safe. PRIMARY WILL BE MARCH 31 Democratic Stntc Central Committee Names March 31 For Primary. Met Thursday. Little Rock, Dec. 10.— (Special.)— The Democratic State Central Com-! mittee held a really harmonic session in Little Rock Thurcday afternoon, in which the date for the state primary was fixed for March 31, and the Perry county dispute settled temporary by reference to a sub-committee, which will meet again in cne week. The committee fixed the representation fer the State Convention at cne dele gate for' each 175 voters in primary, or for fraction over 50 over 175. This is the customary basis and at the Pine Bluff convention seated 538 delegates The committee also indorsed Judge Harry Cook of Chicot county for ap pointment as district attorney for the Hawaiian islands. The Perry county dispute caused practically the only debate. This is an effort on the part of certain mem bers of he County Central committee to oust others who are alleged to have supported others than the Democratic neminess in the general election. Judge A. J. Walls presided over the meeting. , -O-; 7..,' V'V, ,v 1 NEGRO MADE GMD ,! - iii Jim Talley on Waldrop Farm '..V.’-e'Qks£5** Good Record This Year, Vv~;X-': ' ** \ 'V ^ The News is always gjaa to men tion and to see sucq^SS' encouraged, j We believe that this is indeed a coun try of opportunity, and when we get I one of these storiea^nf success we feel ! like it will be an encouragement to others. This stcry is about Jim Tal ley, a negro, and perfectly black. Jim was in town this week to settle with W. D. Waldrop, on whose farm ho rented land this year. Mr. Waldrop J and Jim came into the News office and show ed us the receipts of their settle ment. Jim went on the farm this spring owing numerous debts. He tiarl no team. He had nothing to fur nish himself with while making a crop. He had his two hands and a will too work. That was all. He bought a pair of mules from Mr. Wal drop for $300 on a credit. He had to fcr furnished to make the crop. When he settled the other day he paid all his back debts for this year, and he paid for the mules with interest In full and received a receipt. Mr. Wal drop states that Jim has in his smoke house and barn a plenty to make his next crop. He has a team that is his and owes no man. This is winning success under a handicap. If Jim keeps this up he will after a while be able to buy a farm. Jim wants tc be careful and not get. the swell head nur| he will find the next steps easier. What he has done others can do. -o MRS. J. B. JOYCE Woman Died at Peyton ville Thnrsday Night. Mrs. J. P.. Joyce, wife of ,J. B. Joyce of Peytonville, three milts east of here, died at her home Thursday night after an illness of pneumonia. The burial was held yesterday, the body being laid to rest in the Ashdown cemetery. The family have lived here for rrnly a few years, but were well known and highly respected. -o WILL BUILD DIPPING VAT Foreman Citizens Will Build n Cattle Dipping Vat. A few cf the citizens of Foreman will built a cattle dipping vat at that place, according to H. J. Tyson, the county dpmonstration agent, who was at that place Thursday. Prepara tions are now being made for the vat, which will ha constructed near the Frisco depot. Mr. Tyson also reports that the work on the vat near Winthrop will begin soon. -o Notice Auto Owners. Coincident with opening of our new shop, all work and material will he on strictly cash basis.—C. V. Twyman Motcr Co. | WILSON READ HIS MESSAGE Excerpts From Leading Features of President Woodrow Wilson’s Message. Washington, D. C., Dec. 8.—Presi dent Woodrow Wilson’s message, which he read to Gongress, yesterday, is, in part, as follows: A doctrine of Pan-Americanism— of full partnership between the na tions of the western herisphere In world affairs—was proclaimed by President Wilton today in bis third annual address to Congress, the them? of which was preparedness by the United States to defend not only its own independence but the right* of those with whom it has made com mon cause. Every recommendation embodied hi the document had to do with com prehensive plans for strengthening thr- national defenses. The progr--.tr-, includes the army and navy plans al ■ ready made public by Secretaries Gar rison and Daniels; legislatian for gor rTrnmcnt-owned merchant ships; r> rural credits law; the Philippine and t't rto Rico bills which failed of final passage at the last session; conserva tion legislation; a law giving Federal :,aid^to industrial and vocational odu .'ijjiijSon; and the creation of a commii ^ijpl to Inquire into the transportauan 3*&lem. rail zed and native-born Amer 'inaiis, wlio( sympathizing with belli ‘ents abroad, have plotted and con spired to violate their cnvn country’s neutrality, were scathingly denoun ced by the President ,and Congress was urged to provide adequate Feder al laws to deal with such offenders. • Internal taxation was proposed as the means of providing the money Necessary to add to the naval and military establishments. Sources of taxation suggested were incomes, gas rVine, naptha, automobiles and inter nal explosion engines, fabricated iron and steal, and a stamp tax on bank checks. Extension of the war reve nue bill and continuance or the pre sent tariff on sugar were recommend ed. and tt.e sale of bonds opposed. This massage was the longest Mr. Wilson has ever delivered to congress. He began with a statement that since he last addressei Cougvess. “The European war has extended its threatening and sinister scope un til it has swept into its flame some portion of every quarter of the globe, not excepting our own hemisphere, lias altered, the whole face of Inter national affairs, and now presents a prospect of reorganization and recon struction such as statesmen and peo ples have never been called upen to attempt before." The United States has remained neu tral, he said, because it has no Inter est in the causes and because it was the duty of Hie nations of the western hemisphere to prevent collective eco nomic ruin . me President pointed to tne attl tude of the United States towards Mexico as proving that this country has no selfish motives in its interest in countries in central and South Am erica. There was a time, he said when the United States looked upon i'solf as a sort of guardian of the re publics to the south as against the en croachment or efforts of political control from Europe. He reaffirmed vigoiously the Monroe doctrine. ‘T am interested to fix your atten tion on this prospect now, becouse, vitiose you take it within your view and permit, the full significance of it to command your thought, I cannot find the right light in w’hieh to set forth the particular matter that Ilea at the very front of my whole thought as X address you today. I mean na tional defense.” The passion of the American people the President declared, was for peace: that conquest and dominion was not in their reckoning nor agreeable to their principles. “But just because we demand Un molested development all the undis turbed government of our own lives upon our own principles of right and liberty,” he said, “we resent, from whatever quarter it may come, the aggression we ourselves will not pra ctice. We insist upon security in pro secuting our self-chosen lines of nat (CONTINUED ON PAGE 2) HE NEVER FAILS TO VISIT THOSE WITH MON IN THE BANK Copyright 1509, by C. E. Zimmerman Co.--No. 50 THIS is the time when the pinch of pov erty is felt as at no other time of the year. You should not envy those with money in the bank tor you can have a hank account yourself if you will only save. There is a time coming in every life as this season comes every year when you will have joy in your life if you have saved, ard sorrow ( if you h?ve not. AMASStCOMPA V Ashdown, Ark. !“ GOOD ROADS FOR OKLAHOMA Temporary Organization Held at Ida* bel for Good Roads in County. Idabel, Dec. 8.—Tuesday a large and enthusiastic bunch of our citizens met at thte office of Spaulding and Carr and organized a temporary or ganization for the purpose of build ing good roads in McCurtain County, by electing R. C. Newton president and Francis Taaffe secretary. A motion was made to appoint a committee to write Gov. Williams to address the meeting some time In January, at whicli time a permanent organisation wD) b° °ffeot,ed ' The entire county will be asked to join in Ibis move by sending delegates from eacli township to the county meeting which will be announced lat er. | -o CAUSING NO WORRY — Consolidation of Election Law Does Not Appear to Cause Trouble. Little Rock, Dec. 9.— (Special.) — The new consolidated election law does not appear to be causing any great amount of worry among the circuit judges and prosecuting attor neys throughout the state. Only In two districts, it appears, the Little Rock district and the North Arkansas district, or the second circuit, are they paying any attention to the con struction that has been put upon it by some constitutional lawyers. In , those two districts the present judges are running for re-nomination, al though their terms do not expire un til 1918. After all it is a party mat ter, and by the time the election of 1917 is seld it may be decided that their names must again go on the ticket. There is no end to the com plications that may arise, unless a test case can be taken into Supreme Court and the mooted question de cided. Associate Justice Kirby, the only member of the Supreme Court affected by the law,has not announces what he will do about it. •-o WHOLE TOWN DESTROYED Dupont Powder Town in Virginia Is Almost Totally Destroyed. Petehsburg, Va., Dec. 9.—Hopewell Virginia, the boom town of twentyflve thousand, founded by the Dupont Powder Company virtually was des tioyed by tire late today. At 9 p. m. the flames W’ere still uncontrolled, but it was said there was little left to burn in the town, and the company's powder mill some distance away was not believed to be in danger. SALE FARMING .MEETING Agricultural Experts Tisit 4 Places in Milter Comity. Texarkana, Dec. 7.—Four meetings in the safe farming campaign con ducted in Miller county by the ex tension division of the University of Arkansas, United States Department of Agriculture and Magnolia Agricul tural School were held at Fouke, Sil vprino, Fairland and Independence. The speakers were County Agents T. F. Leuker, H. K. Sanders, W. A. Den man, J. L. Cherry and W. C. Lasse ter. Safe farming through growing home supplies, increasing live stock on tiK ''ot.t.on farm, protecting hogs from cholera anti rattle from tick of and better attention to business man-^„ agement on the farm, was urg-*2. -o $150,000 FOR RED RJYER Sulphur River Gets $12,000 While Red Is Accorded $150,000. Texarkana, Dec. 9.—In view of the discussion that has prevailed from timeto time with reference to the sta tus that the rivers such as the Sulp hur and Red Rivers have taken in the eyes of the army engineers are possible sources of traffic, through be ing navigable, it is of interest to note the amount of appropriations that have been asked for these respective streams in the estimates of the army engineers. For the Sulphur river, the esti mates have called for $12,000, this may possibly be a sufficient amount In the opinion of the army men to keep up what little work they feel should be done in that stream but in the opinion of the men interested in seeing the development of the stream, it is not anywhere near the amount that could be utilized. As a means of improving the Red River, the appropriation asked for calls fer $150,000 from Fulton, Ark ansas to the mouth of the Washita river, and for the river below Ful ton, the sum of $100,OOo. Teachers’ Examination. The public examination for teach ers will be held at the Court house in Ashdown, December 16 and 17.—D. P. Holmes, County Examiner. jjl -o- a Cotton Market. Short cotton 12 to 12.50. Seed, $30 per ton. -o Lodge Directory. Ashdown Lodge No. 581 F. and A. M. meets every Second and Fourth Tues days, at 7:30 p. m.—W. W. Buster, Secty.