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The Best for the Least Money in town. Phone 124 GRAVES & GRAVES Editors. \ \ . SEMI-WEEKLY ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER EOITNTK ARM'SAS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8. 101 ft VOLUME XVIII. ] New Eng'antS Bakery | First Cash Store in Town I and Cheapest. Phone 124 NUMBER 30. CONDENSED STATEMENT OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS DEC. 31, 1915 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts. $126,655.09 Overdrafts. NONE Bonds Securities, etc. 1,872.41 Banking House Furniture and Fixtures. 10,175.00 Stock in Federal Reserve Banks. 1,500.00 Cash and Exchange.. 23,491.28 Total.$164,143.78 LIABILITIES Capital.:.# 25,000.00 Surplus. 25,000.00 Undivided Profits. 6,510.80 Deposits. 96,813.66 Rediscounts . 4,819.32 Bills Payable. 6,000.00 Total.$164,143.78 First and Only National Bank in Little River County. Oldest Bank in Little Fiver County. Spring Spring Everything that is new and pretty for Spring can now be seen at our store. If you hdve not paid us a visit do so at once. It will be our pleasure to show you through our stock of New Spring Goods. The materials and Styles we guarantee. Rosenzweig’s Leader in Style ! *m,GOO FOB MARKET SERVICE Agrirulturnl Committee Favors Con pressman’s Flan to Aid Farmers. Washington, March 5.—With the ; Adoption ot Congressman Jacoway's motion in the hearings before the Ag- j ricuUural Committee! $ 136,600 was i included for the Bureau of Markets | for telegraphing alone. This is to be [ used in tire market news service to ! fiud mr-kets for all products .vj 1 to j inform producers where markecs ate 1 congested and where there Is a de mand The Bureau of Markets will tele graph the various organizations at the shipping point. Mr. Jacow&y said statistics presented to the committee showed that in a large section of the j United States the average cultivated f/rm is only 37 acres and that the av erage for the entire United States is only 776 acres. “Where conditions like this ex ist,", said Mr. Jacoway, “it should dearly be a function of the govemn ment to find markets for the produc ers. If the small farmers were com pelled to And their markets the ex pense would consume all profits. One of the greatest differences between the farmer and the manufacturer is that the manufacturer knows the marker for his product, the cost of the pro duct and the most advantageous way of marketing. The farmer seldom, if ever, has this information. “The United States, annually, rais es as much eggs and poultry as will amount to the cotton crop and yet $-100,000,000 worth of this produce is wasted every year for lack of proper information in marketing. This amounts to about 40 per cent of the entire egg and poultry production and the same ratio in other perishable produce prevails. “I helieve when the system of mar keting, such as the committee is now trying to work out, has been put in to operation and its value demon strated that the day will come when tli agricultural bill will carry an ap tee, has given the question of market ing alone.” Mr. Jacoway, who, since becoming a member of the Agricultural Commit tee, has given the qqustion of markt- | ing much thought and study, Is con ducting th testimony in the committee or the subject. TRADE AT ASHDOWN. WILL ELECT COMMITTEEMEN For the First Time in History of State People Select National Committee. Six Candidates Out. (BY CLIO HARPER.) Little Rock, March 7.—(Special.) — For the first time in the history of the state, the people will select the men who are to represent them on the Democratic National Committee and in the National Convention. The ma chinery of government is being en tirely divorsed from the political ma chine, and the state convention being more and more divested of prerogativ es that have made it powerful in the past. At first it had been feared that there would be very little interest in these contests, but that fear has been dis counted by the number of men who are willing to pay the expense neces sary tc become candidates for these honorary positions. There are no em oluments but more or less expense at tached to the offices of delegate and committeeman, but those who win ac hieve a prominence in party ranks .that is a measure of their popularity and ability. a iee oi 5>/io is required ror i•«■! gates at large and National Commit teeman, but there are six candidates for one and two fc.r the other. Four delegates at large are to be elected, and the candidates are Sheriff W. G. Hvtton, State Senator John R. Duty. Senator S. C. Sims, Judge W. H. Ar noll, Jerry C. South and Walker V. Powel. For National Committeeman. V.neent M. Miles, of the Little Rock bar, appointed successor to the late Judge W. M. Kavanaugh, is a candi date. Great interest has been aroused over the eleventh-hour entry of At torney General Wallace Davis into the contest. For sometime Davis had been considered as a probable candidate for nomination to the office he now holds by appointment, but as a matter of fact he had himself never seriously tkoughi of entering the contest now confined to John D. Arbuckle and Lewis Rhoton. He says the emulu- j i 'into cf the office are no inducement for him to give up his private law practice for the exactions of public office. For the first time since the death of Senator Jeff Davis the name, for many years one to conjure with in Arkan sas politics, will again be before the voters cf the state, and the results will be watched with interest. The position of National Committeemen, held In the past by such men as Sena tor James K. Jones, Judge W. M. Kavanaugh, Guy B. Tucker and others, is much more important than many suppose. The committee directs and organizes the national campaigns, largely formulates the partisan poli cies, and are responsible more than any other factor, for the election or defeat of the party nominee. The handling of the National Conventions, which nominate the candidates for President and Vice President, is In the hands of the National Committee. ueil. nallatc UBY1B itao uiuv*«vsv* much of his father's aggressiveness, he has had years of personal exper ience and observation in practical pol itics here and in Washington, and ills candidacy will test not only his per sonal following, but that of the old Jeff Davis organization. His opposi tion to Mr. Miles, formerly of Fcrt Smith, now of Little Rock, will prove one of the most interesting sidelights on the campaign that will conclude on the 29th of !V\arch. -o LECTl'KE ON BABY WELFARE Texarkana Specialist Will Lecture at Auditorium Thursday, SsJMi Dr. Mann, the noted optician of Texarkana will lecture at the school auditorium Thursday afternoon at 2:30. His subject will be the Con servation of Vision. It being baby week he will discuss care of the in fant t eyes. All mothers should hear P' Baby Week at Royal. The Royal Theater has announced thp.t the Saturday afternoon mattlnee will be given in honor of Baby Week. All mothers with babies under on* year old, will be admitted free as guests of the house. / POLITICS IN SEVIER COUNTY All Candidates Working Hard in that County; (Jty Election Also. Surveyors Iteach Border. Loakesburg, March 6.— (Special.) — The political situation in Sevier County is worked up to a high pitch. All the candidates are unusually pop ular and as all the offices are being contested Cor it is though that the largest vote will be polled this time than ever beTore. The city election will be held on the second Tuesday in next month. The democratic nominees are: Mayor, Col. .Tosh C. Arnold: Recorder, Cus ter Steel Jr.; Marshal, J. P. Norwood; Aldermen. T. W. Graves. W. C .Grady, Thad V/. Park, D. H. Slayton, S. Dil lahunty. The survey for the Texas, Oklahoma and Eastern railway has been run to PaQueCn to connect with the De Queen and Eastern. Both or these roads arc owned by the Dierxs Dum ber and Coal Company of Kansas’ City, Mo. They expect to have. through train service from DIerks, Ark. ,to Valliant, Okla., within 24 months. They have bought the two story building of the defunct Farm;,-=> and Merchants Bank and Trust Co.,a* DoQueen and will nse if ror general offices.. A brig pine and hardwood mill is to be built at Dierks and It is said that work will begin on that tills week. a new rural route nas oeen es tablished out of Lockesburg east. An examination will be had at Tetarkana oti next Saturday for the carrier of this rewte. Leases liave been taken over the country by eorge A. Nall and R. A. Gilliam for Oklahoma parties who will drill for oil around Lockesburs. 'they expect to begin operations at ar. early date. Dr. Chas. H. Brough candidate for governor spoke at Lockesburg, De Queen and Horatio last week. At each p’acc a fair crowd were out to hear him. -o VACCINATED MANY HOOS Demonstrator Being Kept Busy nil the Time in County. H. J.. Tyson, the county demon strator, states that he lias vaccinated er cue hundred hogs during the last week, and this week lias filled two dipping vats, one at Peytonville and one at Richmond. He will probably vaccinate a hundred more this week. -o--— MUSICAL AT WILTON Will Be Given at Wilton School An* ditorlum Saturday Night. Wilton, March 7.—(Special.)—A musical program and box supper will be given at Wilton in the school au ditorium Saturday night, March 11th, for the benefit of the Baptist church fund. Kvery one is invited. MASONIC PROGRAM (•mini Muster L. C. kempner, Makes the Principal Address. The Masonic public entertainment at the auditorium Saturday night was attended by a large crowd. The prin cipal address was deliveed by Grand Master L. C. Kempner. Tlie entire program was enjoyed. WEEK OF PRAYER Huptist Ladies Vre Holding Tiieir Week of Prayer. The ladies of the Baptist AV. M. U. are holding their annual week ot prayer this week. The me'etinggs are being attended by large crows. -o REVIVAL TO BEGIN Sunday Will be Opening Date. Hope Minister Coming. The revival at the Baptist church will begin Sunday morning. The Rev. T. D. Brown, pastor of the Hope Bap tist church will be here and do the preaching. Rev. Brown is a very able minister and will be welcomed by the I Ashdown people. EARNING POWERS In the natural course of existence, man's earning ability after reaching a mamlmum, gradually declines or entirely ceases. Money takes an exactly opposite course when placed in a savings account in the Arkan sas Trust and Banking Company. Surplus dollar saved during the active years of life work steadily and net greater re turns every year through the interest which they earn at 4 per cent interest compounded. Arkansas Trust and Banking Co. LOCAL FIIOT FAILS II. II. Price of this City Filed Peti tion in Bankruptcy. II. M. Price, a general merchant of this city, filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy before the referee at Tex arkana last week. The first meeting o' the creditors will be held at Tex arkana. March 21 Will Steel has been appointed as receiver and the invoice c.f the stock is being taken this week. II. M. Price was one of the leading general merchants of this city and has been in business here for about 20 years. The liabilities are given at $22,000 and the assets at $39,000. The Texarkana and Little Rock papers in reporting my business af fairs place my assets at only $25,000. This is an error because my state ment shows that I have over $39,000 assets and about $22,000 liabilities.- ■ R. M. Price. -o OAK HILL XEWS Wilton, Route 1, March 6.—(Spclal) —Misses Ruth and Mamie Patterson visited their sister, Mrs. Silas Row man Sunday. Mr. Love and sister. Miss May. were shopping in Foreman Saturday. The young people enjoyed a sing ing at Mr. Miller’s Sunday afternoon. Frank Weatherspoon is working for his brother, .7. M. Wcitherspoo;: at present. Most everyone has their potatoes and early garden planted. Mesdames Rolin, Decker, Arnold and Love were callers at Mrs. Wea therspoon’s Sunday afternoon. W. .1. Kerslen of Ashdown was here Sunday taking pictures for the young people. Clay MeCJraw of Richmond was tn our vicinity Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Decker visited at Mr. Rose’s one day last week. Mr. Tyson and Frank Patterson arc fcirming on Little River this year.. Quite a lot of new fencing has been put up in our vicinity this spring. Mrs. Silas Bowman is visiting rela tives in Oak Hill at present. OLD CLAIM TO BE PAID Foreman Man Who Carried Mail Dnr lug War Will Reeeive Pay. Washington, D. C. March 4.—The payments of a mail contract more than a half-century old was authoriz ed today in the house by the passage of Congressman Wingo's bill instruct ing the Treasury Department to pay to the parents of Robert Pierce of Foreman $200. Pierce carried the n.oM under contract between Fulton and Rocky Comfort in 1881. Tills Is one of several similar bills Congress man Wlngo has had passed through the house. -o— The A Men Lecture. T’i" last of the lyceutn numbers, a lecture by Judge Geo. D. Alden, was given a; the auditorium Friday nighh Tina was the best lecture ever given in Ashdown. Married at Parnlomn. A. M. McCown of Foreman nno Miss Josie Mays of Paraloma were married at the home of the bride at Paraloma Saturday evening at 6:30. Rev. A. N. Youngblood officiated. STRAY HOC.—I have taken np a white and black spotted gilt, mark ed swallow fork and over bit In the left and swallow fork in right. Own er can gget by paying for this ad and expense.—J. M. Tucker. 30-3 j SHIP STOPPED; FOOD TAKEJf \H<> to Austria 1V1U Ask Appology. Punishment and Heparatlon. M'ashirgton, March 5.—The United States is preparing to make formal de I ma.nd upon Austria-Hungary as a re sult of the attack by an Austrian sub | marine on the American tank steamer jhe'io 'te. A note will be dispatched I within the next f ~ ! It is said the United States will ; stand by its original contentions and ; ask an apoligy l’or the attack, pun ishment of the submarine commanders anti reparation for the damage done to the \essel and injuries inflicted up on a mo in ter of the crew, who was hit by a i iece of shell. Is reply to the first American com ’ munication on the subject Austria said the submarine commander thought the Petrolite an enemy ship disguised with the American flag; that lie fired on the vessel because he thought it was about to ram his ship and that the commander of the Pet rn’.ite voluntarily furnished provisions when asked , to do so. The State Department has since se cured affidavits from the captain and crew that the Petrolite was stopped in the Mediterranean by an Austrian submarine which fired several shells at her: that the submarine commander asked for food, which the commander of the Petrolite refused and that the commander of the submarine than held one of the members of the tank er’s crew as a hostage while Ills men went aboard the ship and seized sup ples. -o INDEMNITY FOR W11HW Washington, March 5.—At the re quest of Congressman O. T. Wingo, the State Department has taken up with the Carranza government the matter of indemnifying the widow oi Andrew .1. Harmon, who was killed last July in Mexico, it is said by Gen eral Urbina. Mrs. Harmon now lives at El Paso, Texas. -o———— .Tl'MlE SMITH WILL NOT DKBATF See,. No Reason Why He Shap'd Speak W ith Brough and Hodges. Little Rock, March 6.—Judge L. C. Smith will take no part in the joint debate in Little Rock March 13 be tween Dr. C. H. Broughg and Secre tary of State Earle W. Hodges, his opponents for the nomination for gov ernor, he said in Little Rock yester day. “I scarcely consider the fact that Mr. Hodges sent me a copy of his let ter to Dr. Brough as an invitation to speak.” Judge Smith said. “Besides I have spoken both in Little Rock and Argents and do not feel I can afford to speak at the same places again. The issues Dr. Brough and Mr Hodges will discuss are largely between them selves and for that reason, also, 1 do not expect to speak again in Little l R.oek before the end of the campaign.” | Girls Auxiliary of Baptist Church. lien*" Mission program. Le« ler I Thelma Lott. gong. Lend the Light; Scripture, John 17, Hilda Majors; A greatly needed work, Hazel Perkins; A great ly blessed work, Elizabeth Sander son; Special song, Iola Turner; a true Cuban love story, Mildred Halz lip; The great Commission, Edith Collins; Matt 28: 19. Work of the Home Mission Board, Mary Freeman; Special music, Constance Mocfre; Benediction. Let ech one bring on of fering for Home Missions.