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LITTLE RIVER NEWS
Published Wednesday and Saturday G K A V E S & GRAVES, Editors and Publishers. Entered at the postotfice at Ash- j jown, (Arkansas, as second-class mail : JEFFERSON HIGHWA1. It is better that the Arkan sas convention of the Jefferson Highway at Fort Smith this week did not definitely settle the route of the proposed road through this state. The Hope people with the Hot Springs crowd would swing the roatf that way; the Texarkana, Ash down, DeQueen, Mena, Fort Smith Crowd would swing it up the Kansas City Southern. Set tle the controversy definitely and what would be the result? The people along the route that, won would conclude the battle over and promptly go to sleep and forget to build the road. That is what Oklahoma seems to have done. So long as it depends on who builds the best roads and builds them first there remains the incentive to do and to build. In the end we have the roads whether we call them Jefferson or Jeff Davis, Hodges, though or Smith Highways:, We are going to win this Jefferson Highway by first getting up the enthus iasm and then in building the actual roads, and in no other way. It's got to be settled by co-operation, and it is a per sonal matter with each man living along each foot of the road. Our Red River lands are , among the most fertile in the world; the acreage in eultiva- , tion in this county is great, and but one thing remains before ! the maximum profit may be | realized from them. That thing j is good roads. They tell us ' tnat corn and hay can not be profitably hauled on the long and indifferent roads to mar ket. They are forced to raise more cotton that they other wise would. As many as three Red River roads are now or ganized into districts. The building of these roads will be worth untold amounts in the further development and great er prosperity of this wonder fully rich section. The city campaign is devel oping very slowly, but city campaigns develope rapidly when they do start, and arc soon over. With the new in terests and responsibilities which Ashdown has taken up on herself it is all the more im portant that cool judgment should be used in the selection of men who may offer them selves to fill the various posi tions of responsibility. The primary has been set for March the 7th. By the way, are you thinking much about the European war lately? We notice that it is still going on with all its fury, but the public mind is not dwelling upon bloody battle fields as it did a year ago. There are other things to think of tor which we are glad. It is not good to dwell too much upon that horrible spectacle In Europe, but we still know that it is there. After all, that report about Oklahoma becoming a part of Arkansas was without founda tion, and probably orriginated from a longing desire of those Oklahomans to become a part of our grand old state. Now cl: cot. Prospects for oil in this county are encouraging. Re ports coming in daily from the well at White Cliffs are to the effect that the thing is liable to come off soon. Now that Spring is just about upon us, we suggest that a clean up day be set. All va cant streets and alleys should be cleaned and all unsightly j rubbish out of sight. Do this j now. This is the time to begin j to fight the fly and mosquito. When Hodges, Brough and Smith meet in that joint debate the performance is going to be equal to any three ring circus that Ringling Brothers ever pulled off. Get your reserva tions early. Un to this time a fire depart ment has not been organized ni our city. What are you go ing to do about it? What good will our water plant do In case of fire without someone to use it to an advantage.? The brand of weather we are getting is the sort that pleases everybody and enables the farmer and gardner to get the jump on the situation. A good start is half the battle. VAtU EX; THE RAILROADS. From Lake Charles American-Press: The state railroad commission held :,M ••important’' meeting in New Or ' mis this week. Representatives of railroad laor oranizations were pre •nt. and passenger department ofli : hi were on hand from ail parts ot a ■ state, representing all of the dir i;t railroads. The burning ‘.juo' ■i fore the commission was vhein the railroads should be allowed to charge on extra dime when a p asset: •• is to - lazy cr indifferent to -.each • railroad station on time to buy a Ma! et. or when he hopes by not buy a ticket to find some method of de li living the railroad of its full pay >1 carrying him. T re arc two outstanding races in i •• nr'l 1 this extra charge fr.r care •. One i3 that nobody is obliged to it. 'The other is that the raii • •] .’o rot want, the revenue gained a ; matter. They would much pre . • for everybody to have a ticxes be fore entering the train. hi not l ard to understand why the. ■ ;?r ads d sire to enforce the ticket '••i>ying rrhu The culv method by vhich a railroad may be assured that h receiving all of the passenger rev i-nu-vi if earns is by having the money ; • s '' rough the hands of the ticket sellers. The conductors are as hon est and scrupulous as men in other responsible positions: but they have rnoigh responsibility and work ear in'; for their trains without having the added job of collecting cash fares, • iving receipts and making change, liable in tl;oir hurry to make mistak es for which they will be obliged to far.d good. Testifying before the commission, one conductor said that it would take three times as 1m ig to go through the train if tile ticket buying i t-Tf was not enforced. With the long trains now run, the conductor should not have obstacles placed in the way of prompt attention to his work. Neither is it possible for the rail toad absolutely to know that every conductor in its employ is honest. It cannot take the ordinary precautions I lot business men take against dis honesty. Its only recourse Is to ln sihote a system of espionage to its employes, all of which may be men ot integrity, and disagreeable to the pa trons of the railroad. The employ ment of separate ticket collectors In creasing the revenue. Now, who are those upon whom the extra charge fco paying cash fare falls? The man who is habitually late for trains and makes them on the jump; the man who dislikes taking the trouble to go to the ticket window to obtain his ticket, or the man who he pet- to tempt some employe of the redd to be dishonest. We hear tales of ticket agents who are not at their posts, just, as we hear of surly and ui t.ccouimodating ticket agents—but seldom see them. We venture the as sertion that it is very rare that a man is unable to buy a ticket in time to catch his train, and even these con tingencies may be sareguarded. The railroads of Louisiana, as well as those of the entire country, are i having a hard enough time now, with I out Louisiana people adding to their burdens by nagging over what aro trifles to the patrons, but necessary precautions to the railroad ltselr. Railroad commissions are constantly edging in on their sources of revenue, while their patrons are demanding better service, and their employes Letter wages. This resulted In 1915, in the building of less than a thou sand miles of new track in the en I tire United States the smallest ad i dddition to the mileage since 1SG4. i Men are not going to put, their money into enterprises which are sub ject to continual'attack by public bod i>-s. and tlie railroads have been tbe -victims of unceasing and sometimes [ senseless warfare for so long that those who have money prefer othes" investments. We need more railroads and better service in Louisiana, and to make railroad officials drop their work and rush off to hold a two or three days meeting whenever somo indifferent or unpunctual man is fined ten cents for not having a ticket pre sents itself to us as a poor way to gel more railroads and better service. -o GIRLS’ INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL Next Legislature Will Be Asked to Fuss the Law, it is Said. Little Rock, Feb. 23.— (Special.)— Tim next Legislature will be asked to re er.act the Law passed by the Gen eral Assembly of 1915 for the estab lishment of a gills’ industrial school in Arkansas. The institution was lost in the Great Veto, but ‘liise who have been interested in the proposed schoo! refuse to become discouraged. l)r. Brough and Secretary Hodges are both pledged to the proposition, show ing the popularity of the plan, and it' is believed that pressure will be brought to bear upon the law-maker:* tliat will be irresistable. The people turoughout the state who are in fr.vo: of the school are urged to confer with their legislators and get them com mitted to it. One of the principal workers tor the school is Miss Julia Houston of Pine fluff, chief probation officer of Jef ferson county, who recently vlsitea M e siatc industrial home for girls at rT.illicofhe. Mo. She took a ward of the Jefferson court to that school, and • I’m ashamed to have to confess out Tud that the state of Arkansas pro ve efi me no place at all for one of its wayward girls, and that we have tr> go to Missouri, Tennessee, Louls Texas, or some other state to ei’-.i b e restraint and protection they need.’’ iiUiiSMm iLL'.iu: 1 a u.i*’ v homo 220 immoral, incorrigible, or r llierwise delinquent girls under 18 veer3 of age, most of them under 16, many of them from the underworld oi ?t. Louis and Kansas City. They are i' b:g in cottages, under the most sal influences, with healthful cm- . ;>’oynif"-r. and Sunday School, and nsic. and art and home life. She ■■■as told by the supervisor that drunk enness, debauchehy, the death cf both i one parents, pauperism, crime, ’huso and illiteracy are the conditions dirt fore." four-fifths of the inmates in i' the institution. Miss Houston also visited the Boys’ Hotel in Kansas City, the Kansas Citv Tiivenile Court, the McCune Industrial ! Far’!, and the Rooneville State Indus trial School. “They’ve got a lot to show us up there in Missouri, and tney are justly proud of what they have,’’ said Miss Houston. ASTR0L0G1ST I*HOF. H. C. BELMONT PALMIST CLAIRVOYANT TRANCE MEDIUM PHRENOLOGIST Calls names, tells past, present ana f-’tuiv. giv«« advice ca all matters »■ import iin:' Ii“ will tell you your u'.iee v’11 r■ mt ere word spoken: lie wii! ti ll .'.or. Mie names of your loved ones: give dates, facts and localities: he will fell you the number or the street you live on, describing your friendr. as well as enemies; he will advise you on business speculation, ti vels, changes, securities, law suits, wills, deeds, mining, buried treasuries, etc. Prof. H. C. Belmond, to prove his ability, will give his special read ings for 50c. Hours: 1 i a. m. to !t p. m. If vo'i never consults 1 an Astrolo gist Clairvoyant, now is your chance. Mrs. Belmont always i:i attendance. T 1! E A V K N I'E II 0 T E L Corner 1th and .State Line Avenue TEXAHKANA, AUK. NEAR THE FOSTOFFICE Bring this advertisement with you. cr mention name of paper. IS YOUR TITLE GOOD? The only nay to tind out is to have an abstract made. iVe have the oldest and most complete set of records in the Connty. Why should we not irive you the best, service? McIVER ABSTRACT COM PANY. Sanderson Building, Ashdown, Ark, GEO. R. STEEL Attorney at Law Notary in Off] Phene 179. Sanderson Iding. Ashdown, Arkansas. MORRELL & MORRELL A. L. Morrell Junu It. Morrell it. Smith, Ashdown Lawyers Ashdown. ., rs, D. IT. TOMPKINS, Notary Public, Ashdown, Ark. WINTHROP LOCAL NEWS. Winthrop, Feb. 25.— (Special.)— Messrs. Boocher Sessions, Nye Black and Jim Pendergast were in Horatio Sunday afternoon. Dr. and Mrs. Peavy spent Sunday afternoon in Neal Springs. Misses Tempest Bradon and Hattie Wilson were the guests of Miss Mar tha Miller of Wallace Saturday anc Sunday. V. L. Sessions is in Murfreesboro this week. Mr. Duckett has moved into his new residence north of town. They have recently moved here from the north. Mrs. T. B. Rieves, who has been visiting in Mena, returned home Fri day, last. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Walter Webb. The young people of Winthrop en tertained a number of people of Horatio and Foreman Friday even ing, last, with a ball. Mrs. Chase was in Texarkana Sat urday. Miss rid a Code who is teaching school at Cerro Gordo, spent Saturday and Sunday with homefolks. Miss Nina Duckett entertained Sat urday evening. Cards were played during the evening, and some splen did violin selections were rendered. Divinity and fudge were served at the departure. Miss Duckett was highly pleased to know that so many had spent such an enjoyable evening. Those present, were: Misses Paul Sessions. Catherine Pendergast, Ollie and Bam.a Obarr, Edna Weems, Etta APisop; Messrs. Archie Lcird, Geo. Ashford, Raymond Johnson. Leonard Wright. Frd Lutz. Jesse Turley, Otto Duckett and Tuomey Obarr. Rev. Matheny filled his regular ap pointment at the Baptist church sun dae . Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Sessions spent a few flays in Texarkana this week. Tom Click left Monday night for Joplin, Mo. Mis so Georgia Huckabee and Willie Whitmore have returned to their home in Foreman, after a visit with Mrs. Car' Hayden. George Lambert cf Broken Bow was called to the bedside of his mother, who is very ill with pneumonia. John Simpson was in Foreman Sun day. Mrs. Thompson of Gillham was the guest at the Turrentine home a few days tiiis week. Prof. Boers was in Arkinda Sunday. v>. . m i Onggin of Asncown was here Saturday. George Ashford was in Idabel a few days this we«i|». All. and Mrs. Newt Ferryherr moved here from Idabel, Okla.. this V. .i'U. •PJ'n P wry jv r./ P:. was here from Idabel Thursday. PM. McCord cf Ashdown was her' Wednesday. W I. Joyner a at- here from Li mor.d Thursday. -o ABKAXSAS FOLKS TELL ABOUT HEALTH A lot of Arkansas people are need lessly suffering from stomach ail ments. A lot of others have found a way to health and deliverance from the derangements of the digestive tract, which seems to he particularly prevalent in the South, by the use of Mayr’s Wonderful Remedy. There is not better proof of what this truly remarkable remedy will do than what it has done. Here are the words of two Arkansas people: WILLIAM A. HARMAN, \DcWttt, Ark., writes: “I took your full treat ment and was greatelv benefited by it, The amount of impurities removed from my system was simply wonder ful. ('»lAULiIK S "KNCER, Monticello, Ark, writes: “I received your won derful remedy and did not take it right away because I thought the dose was too large. But I felt so had tiiat ! made up mind to take It. and :it has worked like a charm and has helped me ro much my stomach feels like a new one.” Mayr’s Wonderful Remedy gives permanent results for stomach, liver and intestinal ailments. Eat as much and whatever you like. No more dis . tress after eating, pressure of gas in the stomach and around the heart. Get one bottle of your druggist now and try it on an absolute guarantee— if not satisfactory money will be re turned. adv No. 3 Per Sale by Boyer Drug Store and all other relinble dduggists. Have the Little River News print name constantly before the vo'ar by means of cards is a cheap and effec CROUP RELIEVED IN FIFTEEN MINUTES No need to dose delicate little atom : achs with internal medicines—apply IfinrC Croup and n A V lh* VlVIVdPneunionr Ahlb , Well over throat anrl nest. In five minutes the br, a thin is easier and in , fifteen minutes the . orst cases are re . lleved. Croup can >e prevented abso ' lutely by an application of Vicms at bed-time covered with warm flannel. —o —c At all druggists, ^50,° 60o and ficlc Chemical Co, Greensboro, N. C. ATTENTION FARMERS! I Have Money to Loan at 8 Per Cent Interest 5, 7 or 10 years time. Money ready as scon as abstract shows clear title. i buy and sell Lard. H. R. Y E A G E R Real Estate »nd loans - Sanderson Bldg. - Ashdown, Ark. We have the exclusive selling rights for this great laxative. Trial size, 10 cents. MODEL DRUG STORE THE REXALL STORE 1 Saved Girl’s Life I ^ **I want to tell you what wonderful benefit I have re 2? ctlved from the use of Thedford’s Black-Draught,” writes J® Mrs. Sylvania Woods, of Clifton Mills, Ky. ‘|' % “It certainly has no equal for la grippe, bad colds, 2 2 liver and stomach troubles. I firmly believe Black-Draught 2 saved my little girl’s life. When she had the measles, ® 2 they went In on her, but one good dose of Thedford’s ® 2 Black-Draught made them break out, and she has had no *** more trouble. 1 shall never be without 2 in my home.’* For constipation, indigestion, headache, dizzi ness, malaria, chills and fever, biliousness, and all similar ailments, Thedford’s Black-Draught has proved itself a safe, reliable, gentle and valuable remedy. If you suffer from any of these complaints, try Black Draught It is a medicine of known Aerit Seventy-five years of splendid success proves its value. Qood for young and okL For sale everywhere Price 25 cents. iwrt DR. P. H. PHILLIPS Physician and Surgeon Office In Lott Building. PHONES: Office 109-2 rings. Res. 169-9 ring*, i ! Ashdown, .... Arkansas. HI YEAGER Real Estate Office in Sanderson IluUding. Ashdown, Arkansas1 ) J. M. RINGGOLD, H. I). Respectfully fenders his /L'rofcssioiiul services ;• '111* people of Aslidow" IF Yi'/ « EVES BOTHER YOC Btti r have them examin ed «■ one who knows; Jfor cc i .Motion see riSjgH i W, A, .T, MILLS, !'• mistered Opteoinetist n Ashdown, Ark.