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( Little River News, gs SEMI-WEEKLY -- GRAVESEditors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1916. VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 36, i. CONDENSED STATEMENT OF I THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS WA .7, 191, RESOURCES and Discounts.;. $122,376.72 \ ■ .-. NONE ’ 'Swinfe Securities, etc. 4,484.13 ft :>®feeE.'Sdsi® -House Furniture and Fixtures. 9,900.00 8 r in Federal Reserve Banks. 1,500.00 i [ ■C.&.'ii',, ard Exchange. 18,813.47 t l iTota!.$157,074.32 | \ - S' t .LIABILITIES | ■ $?:*&&&....f 25,000.00 I irya'ejnius-.. 25,000.00 I * V Jisirfiivided Profits. 3,768.19 I Otegessts. 75,374.96 ■ v 0,»afce©unts . 13,931.17 ft \ WiW Payable. 16.000.00 I P I l u Total.$157,074.32 J |£? *<rsu ar.d^Ohly National Bank in Little River ft ■County. I *5E*Mes*Bank in Little River County. | INew Spring Footwear Wm-t Ladies, Misses and Children At W. L. Lindsay’s Mite Sight Place Ashdown, Ark. .“WWIkMA C.UNS LANDED AhJhw** 'a&fte* Ready for Mounting 6n v $afcst 'Defenses. Vften^vxa-. March 25.—All the largo for the Panama canal de ■ \iiet • ■ im»w on the Isthmus and soon )»«->ffsA*Red in tiie-fortifications at ^AaiswfPV’wftevjSf the waterway. The single **►*•*•-.&. -jviifi for the-top of vl’erico Is '-auur.>au>l yet been shipped from fir i'tetri.tar.states -and it is not known fcwtc "’.avrij it is to be shippec. iuEK tee .'eerf.ihcatlcflis now under way ;i nearing completion * and ''-«*»} looljr require the mounting lost ifc-tfla.'; ifsiftes to complete the work. TCVMtjaMtttuxi; land mounting the huge on Period island will tur I waatoA **.: nsiganeers with ail interesting -pynMbKc:. island is more than 100 fteste. i»ea level and conical in r iiniSn*-. '"..■‘arrasw has* a railway line twice tt.»tws»tet. st- caocumfereoce at a, sharp ■ A special railway car with i**r iis.fi rJfei*'. vW'■ 1*0 constructed to take rtec AR> Atari- «uv 'to its final resting yriWWfc’ \ wm iSUKED rnmirrT t* Mtar Finances Assured for Six Months. laMtiMSMi. March 26.—Further details (iMbMtesMhiitsKn before the.rslebsi*g-of I the secretary of the Imperial treasury i are forwarded by Reuter’s Amsterdam i correspondent. He quotes Dr. Helf-! ferish aB follows: “The financing of the war for an other half year is assured. Germany : is the only belligerent power which j j lias covered her total war expenditure ! by long-time loans. That a nation of "0.000,000 cut of from the outer world should have borne for 29 months the heavy burdens of the war and should now again be offering more than ten billion marks (the third war loan) to the fatherhood signifies c*ur strength is unbroken, our confidence In final victory unshaken and that the German people stand united as one man.” -o ANOTHER PLEADED GUILTY Alleged Conspirator Setenced to Jail at Fort Smith. i Fort Smith, March 25.—Henry Cum mings, a defendant in the notorious moonshine conspiracy cases, pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy In the United States court today and was sentenced to serve two months and 23 days in jail by Judge Frank A. You mans, the sentence to commence Jan uary 1, last. Under this system Cum-| mlngs wac immediately discharged from custody, as he had already serv ed that period of time awaiting trial, lie was given a fine of |100, whicb was suspended. Cummins was a mln ■ or- o3i?ioyoe at the moonshine plant BOYS ORGANIZE i AT FOREMAN Rousing Meeting of Bankers, Business Men and School Children Held At Foreman Monday. Foreman, March 28.—(Special.)—An enthusiastic meeting of farmers, their boys, bminess men and bankers was held in the school auditorium in this city Monday for the purpose of or ganizing Pig Clubs. About 100 boys, not including the men were present. Talks were made by W. A. Matlock, D. A. Cook, A. E. Waters, W. L. Lind say, H. J. Tyson, L. P. Mason and others. Thirty boys expressed them selves as ready to join the pig clubs under the supervision of the county agent. The clubs are to be complet ed soon, the pigs are being selected and the boys given instructions for caring for them at an early date. A club day will be held at Foreman In the fall. Prizes are to be given by the busi ness men, bankers and farmers, some of whom have already subscribed the prizes for the winners as follows: W. I_. Lindsay, D. A. Cook, A. E. Waters, L. J. Atkinson, Jesse DeLoney. Other club3 will be organized in communit ies adjacent to Foreman soon. Two Dipping Vats. Two dipping vats are to be con structed soon near Foreman, possibly three will be built in the next week or two, and cattle will be dipped as scon as vats are ready. -o NEGRO KILLED AT INDEX Killed by an Ilknown Person Satnr. day Night; No Clue.. Will Hill, colored, of. I.p.dejc, just across Red River, 10 miles from here, was (-hot twice on Saturday night at liis home and instantly killed. it is stated that Hill was approach ing his own house with a sack of bran on his shoulder about 8:30 o’clock and j just as he reached the chimney at the j corner of the house a styot fired from a shot gun which brought him down. I His wife £Lnd mother who were in the houe at the time, ran out and just as they went through the door, they saw the flash of a gun, heard another report, and saw some man run away in the dark. Search revealed the prostrate form of Hill with two loads of buck shot in his back and head. Hill’s wife and mother can not give even the faintest description of the party they saw fire the gun and es cape. It was so dark had not their at tention been attracted to the spot by the flash of the gun, they might not have seen the murderer at all. Nothing was developed at the in cuest, so far as made public, which would lead to a surmise of the assas sin. -o LITTLE RIVER DELEGATES County Judge Nantes Men to Attend I Drainage and Roads Meet. — County Judge Lon T. Jones has named several men from Little River County as delegates to the Goods Roads and Drainage Association, to be hold at Little Rock, April 12 anu, 13, and all are urged to attend. They are as follows: O. L. Davis, W. B. Coley, Foreman; W. L. Doak, E. E. Franklin, Winthrop; W. D. Campbell, T ,B. Wilson, Rich mond; R. L. Dawson, Arkinda; F.M. Edwards, R. B. Kirk, Cerro Gordo; J. G. Cooper, H. H. Tate, Jewel; J. W. Edwards, J. T. Sike, Allene; T. B. Cook, C. V. Twyman, Ashdown. -u HEMPSTEAD G. 0. P. MEETS Endorse Item me 1 for National Comm itteeman and Appoint, Delegates. -. Hope, March 25.—At a meeting of i the Hempstead county Republicans here today the following were ap pointed delegates to the state and con gressional conventions: G. H. L. Coplen, W. T. Yeager, H, Booth, Claud Gerner, S. R. Young. Jeff Russell and ' E. G. Slaybaugh. H. L. Remmel was endorsed for na- | tlonal committeeman and for delegate at-large to the national convention. O. fi. U Coplen waa elected chairman of tt)o county committee. I AN OIL EXPERT MAKES REPORT Scout for Big ('apitniist Making In vestigation of Field; He Says It Looks Good. A scout for a, number of large capi talists has been in Ashdown looking over this field with a view to making a report as to its oil bearing pros pects. We have his name, which wo can furnish, but at his request we are not using it in this article. He says tliat lie believes this will prove to be the greatest oil field in America. Fol lowing it his interview: “To the Editor of the Little River News: “Having been employed by some | capitalists to make an investigation of your lands in county as to bringing i an oil-bearing formation. I wish to make the following statement: I have carefully gone over your lands in what would be considered oil bearing territory and beg to state from my experience in the producing fields in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, 1 am of tiie opinion this county contains some of the best oil producing lands tn the country. I don’t hesitate to say that in my opinion when drilling is carried down to from 1700 to 2200 feet i some of the best high grade oil will be found, and I feel certain a 20,000 barrel well will be a common occur ance. (This means the production of 20,000 barrels every 24 hours which is the basis upon which oil well are re corded.) “I am not writing any leases nnu don't expect to make any attempts to do so at this time. I find the land owners usually clever gentltemen, but it seems the same plague has visited this territory that has visited most all othef wild cat fields, because there has been some few leases taken by differ ent men at different times and have failed to develop the country; they think every man is of the same type, therefore the prospector who would do something meets with but little en couragement. The correct way to de velop this country is to have the pro posed oil company identify himself through your banks here; let them show they are financially able to de velop the field, put up their money against so much acreage and when the contract was filed turn over the leases through the bank. “I also find there are some oil men now drilling in some localities in this county, and I find them to be real oil [ men and strictly honest and sincere in j their undertaking, and willing to co operate with other oil men who mean business, but while these men, I am sure will do the right thing, it means | sometimes the drilling of several welis ' before a country is fully tested. It may take several test wells and thou sands of dollars before the first pro ducing well is brought in, and on the otherhand, should the first well be a producer, it would not mean that every man who owns a little tract of land had oil under It. “If the land owners and producers could get together and this country ( proven to be an oil field, it would be a revelation to every one in the county. I know of any number of land owners ( in Oklahoma who have an income or royalty of from $10,000 to $16,000 per month and the land is too poor other- | wise to raise any thing on. Drilling an oil well on a piece of land does \ does not mean the destruction of a man’s land. It only takes about one half of an acre to drill and give space to care for all material. All oil leas- j ea also contain a clause whereby the oriller pays all damage done to crops, where drilling is started in cultivated fields. With the price of crude oil where it is now, if a farmer had two or three producing wells on his land, even though they be small, he would | soon find out the difference in oil wells and farming and not disturb his farm either.” -o STAVE MILL FIRE Monday Night Blaze Gotten Under Control With Slight Damage. About 1 o’clock Tuesday morning fire broke out in the main part of the Maj or stave mill in this city. The com pany had its own fire fighting equip ment and the blaze was under control in half an hour. Some of the belting and bearings were burned out, other wise the damage waa slight. As the Years Pass Plvery individual faces declining years and dimin ished earning capacity . Statistics show that only five men out of each one hundred are able to live on their incomes at the age of sixty. Tiie other ninety-five are dependent upon their daily earnings, their relatives, friends or public char ity for support. A Savings Account consistently maintained in the Arkansas Trust and Banking Company and earning 4 per cent interest , is a most effective means of prepar ing for independence and comfort in later yars. Arkansas Trust and Banking Co. New, Snappy Up To The Minute Mer channelise FOR MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN Pay Our Store a Visit before You Buy. Rosenzweig’s Leader in Style a!SE2nsNas STATE (.'CARDS PREPARING [’reparing To Take The Field In a .S'M ri Time it is Said. Little Rock, March 27.—(Special.)— 'In order to insure that all organi sations are prepared to take the field it short notice, It is directed that the ’allowing instructions be carried out vith the least delay practicable rela ive to equipment and arms.” This is the somewhat ominous first section of an official memoranum transmitted last night by AdjL Gen. Lloyd England of the Arkansas Na tional Guard, to all officers and com pany commanders. It does not mean a call to arms, but it is line with the policy of preparedness for any even tuality in the Mexican trouble. All small arms are to be placed in servicable condition, as well as all clothing, accoutrements, messchests, etc. Company commanders are in stricted to see that these instructions are carried into effect at once, and that report be made upon them in no case later than April 10. One of the most interesting feature of the military equipment, assembled at the headquarters of the Guard is u.hout a peck of aluminum disks about the size of a silver dollar, each per forated with a hole through which a string may be passed. These are id cntication checks, and are work about the necks of all soldiers who go into battle. Eacli disk is engraved with the name of the wearer, so that he may be identified should he fall in bat tle. -o BANDITS ATTACK TRAIN Villa Force is Reputed by Carranza Troops and Hold Up Fails. Laredo, Tex., March 25.—Americans arriving here tonight from Torreon said their train was fired into by 500 bandits, supposedly Villa followers, near Vlesco, between Torreon and Sal tillo. The passenger train was followed and preceded by a Carranza troop train. When the rear military train dretv up the Carranza soldiers fought the bandits off. There was no Ameri can casualties. -»*<• I 11 ■ — ' T ARKANSAS PROHIBITION LAW Is Attracting Attention of The Outside States. Little Rock, March 28.—(Special.)— The practical application of the Ar kansas prohibition law is attracting attention outide the state. Governor George A. Carlson of Colorado, is in correspondence with Governor Hays with reference to the enforcement ot the law here, that state having “gone dry’ on January 1, the same day an Arkansas. Gov. Hays has written Gov. Carl son that the only trouble that Is ex perienced in Arkansas is with a few bootleggers and blindtigers, and that the law is being generally and thor oughly obeyed. The fact that any vio lation is a felony is having a Tery wholesome effect. I Gov. Carlson writes that the Colo rado authorities are “meeting with great success in the enforcement ot the law,” and he adds: “However, there are several pretty forms of violations that give us some trouble. For example, we have a provision in our law, which makes it unlawful to advertise intoxicating li quors or tc« solicit it in any way. Mail order houses are sending their adver tising matter through the mails into ♦ he state and we have been unaDle to prosecute because it has been impos sible to get these violators into the state. We are being given some tro uble by the sale of bitters, malt ex tracts, and alleged medicines, which have a considerable alebollc content,** Arkansas is having the same ex peiience as Colorado in the matter of mail order houses, which are flooding the state with their literature, and there is no way to reach them. -o NAVAL BATTLE REPORTED Danish Dispatches Say British and German Fleets Are Engaged. London, March 26.—Dispatches from Esbjerg, Denmark, to the Berlingsto Tidende says Reuter’s Copenhagen "'■•riespondent, report a great naval battle between the German and Brit ish fleets some thiee miles Off tha Graady lightship st midday today. .