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I ^^1 r* First Cash Store in Town JL w ^ ^ f and Cheapest. Phone 124 SEMI-WEEKLY GRAVES & GRAVES Editors.' ASHDOWN, LITTLE fclVER COUNTY. ARK AN'- v\ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1916. VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 37. _ ___._- __J___,_J_ ■_ ._. . _ CONDENSED STATE MENT OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS MAR.7, 191G RESOURCES Loans and Discounts.• $122,376.72 Overdrafts..-.. NONE Bonds Securities, etc. 4.484.13 Banking House Furniture and Fixtures. 9,900.00 Stock in Federal Reserve Banks. 1,500.00 Cash and Exchange. 18,813.47 Total.$157,074.32 LIABILITIES Capital.# 25,000.00 • Surplus. 25,000.00 Undivided Profits. 1,768.19 Deposits. 75,374.96 Rediscounts . 13,931.17 Bills Payable. 16,000.00 Total.$157,074.32 First and Only National Bank in Little River County. Oldest Bank in Little River County. 9K3BIBI* ..'.".— - I Before ordering anything ■ * - '* * * * '*•*' * ■" ■=*. m Hanlwara and Furniture I _ ! from a Mail Order House I let us show you how to save Money. little River Hardware Company I EVERYTHING, QUIET "Politicians Gone Home, But Teachers Wilt Be at Capitol This Week. Little Roek, April 4.—(Special.)— The politicians have gone home. For the last three months they have been thronging the hotels, and for the last two or three weeks there has not been a vacant room in any of the hotels, but it will be for only a time, since there are a number of big state con ventions scheduled for the early fut ure.The teachers of the state will be here the last of the week, and they will be followed by good roads advo cates, the musical festival, and later by political conventions. -o BROUGH WILL BE IN DEMAN® Will Deliver Lecurcs Over the State Since Election ns Governor. Little Rock, April 4.—(Special.)— Dr C. H. Brough will be more in de mand than ever as a speaker, now that he has won the Democratic nomina tion for governor. He will return to Little Rock on April 14, for a lecture at the Public Library, and will also attend the good roads convention on the 12th. and deliver an address. It Is expected that he will also attend the state teachers association this week. Later on he will deliver an address be fore the Argenta schools. ^ ORDER RESCINDED Third Cavalry Will Not Entrain for Fort Sam Houston. Brownsville, Tex., April 2.—Orders were received at Fort Brown tonight rescinding previous instructions to the first squadron at the Third United States Cavalry to entrain Monday for Fort Sam Houston. The thiru squad ron, Third Cavalry, arrived here yes terday from Fort Ringgold to relieve the first squadron. No reason for sus pending the order was given. -Q.-— County warrants for sale. See R.O. Paul, at Johnson Hotel. -o DR. GREENE WILL BE NAMED 0 _ '€ ft Is Rumored That Dr. Green will j Be Tendered Asylum Job. Little Rock, April 4.— (Special.)— I It is rumored that Dr. Green will be tendered the position of Superinten dent of the State Hospital of Nervous Diseases by the next administration. It is not known, however whether he will accept or not, as he has a most extensive private practice at Hot Springs. He was offered the place last fall by the present board of con trol, hut declined for the reason that lie coiuld not afford to abandon hid practice. -a Mrs. \Grover Cobb of Miss Grace Clowdls) were visitors at Texarkana Saturday. ■ I (FACIAL COUNT ) ELECTS JONES i irial fount Also Reverses Lead for Treasurer from Boyer to J. Watt Daren of Foreman. ' 'he County Central Committee met [j nday and canvassed the votes of ne Match 29tli primary. Great inter isl was taken in this official count localise of the closeness of the races or county judge and county treasurer, 10th of which were in doubt. The inofficial count had made Jones and UcCord for county judge a tie. When he official count was made Jones was und to have a majrity of 3 and was lcclared the nominee. Mr. McCord isked for a recount of Jackson and j’aney No. 1 townships as to irregular lallots. The committee voted down ;he motion. The official count showed T. Watt Duren of Foreman a winner aver Dick Boyer of Ashdown by a ma jority of 16. The unofficial report had placed Boyer 3 in the lead. The dis crepancy was found to be in the re ports from Caney No. 1 and Caney No. 2. Caney No. 1 had wired is the total vote from both boxes on the night of the election, but had neglected to ex plain. It was taken for granted that they were reporting only one box. Caney j«fo. 2 came in and was tabulat ed. This caused one of the boxes, Caney No. 2, to be reported twice, lienee the discrepancy. Otherwise the News reports were practically born put by the official count. The results in no other races were changed. W. D. Waldrop has his majority increas ed to 77, and W. L. Phillips had his majority decreased to 93. Totals of Other Races. Other races, which are not listed In mr tabulated report on another page, tre as follows: President —Wilson, 1208. National Committeemen—elect 1— r-avis 651; Miles 445. Delegate at Large, elect 4—South 188. Rector 640, Arnold 593, Hutton 108, Sims 542. Duty, 400, Poweit 409. District delegate, elect 2—Conway, 588; Thompson 504; Alley 34’. • Sa'n 195. Associate Justice, Wood 12'.1. State Treasurer—McDaniel 1217. Commissioner State Lands—Owens •2:.*-. Oirtrit Clerk—Park, 1143. ssa ssor—Dillard 1225. Surveyor—Fellows 1219. Coroner—Dr. Ringgold, 246; Dr. Shakelford 28; R. L. Dawson 29. Arden Township—J. P„ A. M. Nixon, B. C. rhillips; Constable, E. E. Sigler; Committeeman and delegate, Ed Hol lowell. Arkinda Township—J. P., Mike Foo ter. M. I. Falls; Constable, B. B. Mor ris; Committeeman, R. R. Dawson; r depute. Mike Foster. Burke Township—J. P., J. W. Ed-1 wards. A. A. Bird; Constable, Henry Patten; Committeeman. C. W. Wright; [•degate, J. W. Edwards. (Continued on page 3) NINE FOOT RISE ON RED RIVER River Will Probaly Reach 26 Foot Rise This Time; Other Rising. It is reported that Red River is again rising rapidly and that indicat ions are that a 24 to 26 foot rise would not come as a surprise. Lillard Johnston, who came in from Ogden Tuesday morning reports that the river at Index is rising rapidly, fart he thinks that it will not do any |9at damage. *Vord also was received from White Filffs. on Litle River that the water the-v yesterday was at 16 feet. —-o m CTTV ELECTION Viflnen City Electon Teid Tuesday— | Only One Ticket. T »e Ashdown City election was heh Tuesday. There was coly one tick?t in the field, the same as nomi natid in the primary as follows: Fpr Mayor. M. M. Draper. ,«br Recorder, R. M. Price. £Mor Aldermen. J. L.Martin, O. T. elves. C. E. May, J, G. Sanderson, -TP. Haizlip. City Scrip. - I>. 1. TtspUat. THE COUNT Y CONVENTION Met Monday nnd Fleeted Delegates to Various Conventions—Centrui Committee Reorgnnizezd. The County Convention met Monday after tiie conclusion of the Central Committee meeting and elected the various delegates to the several con ventions. The Central Committee was also reorganized by the electicai of officers. Proceedings of the County Conven tion: Convention called to order by N- C. McCrary Chairman. Chairman stated first thing was organization where upon the following officers were elect ed by the new Convention: X. C. McCrary, Chairman; Dr. I. X. Hutt. secretary. The following delegates were there upon elected to State Convention: H. L. Toland. Judge X. A. George. W. M. Gathright, Joel Mills. X. C. Mc Crary. These men were also select ed 33 alternate delegates to the rail road commissioner conventicci. Alternate delegates to State conven tion : A. D. DuLaney, Robert Sessions, A. X Wood, Ron T. Jones, Seth C. Rey | nolds. These men were also selected '• as delegates tc» rail road convention. ; Delegates to Congressional Conven i tiori. J W. R. Perkins. Arthur Hill, H. G. ! Sanderson, A. T. Hemphill, F. K. j Davis. | Delegates to Chancery Convention: Chas. H. Park. H. G. Sanderson. C. j W. Wright. P. B. Williams, P. S. Kins vorthy. Delegates to Judicial Convention: X. C. McCrary, Geo. R. Steel. Judge IX. A. George, 11. T. Sessions, F. K. f Davis. Alternate Delegates to Judicial Convention: S. L. Jones, E. M. Dillard, J. M. Johnson, O. T. Graves, C. S. Cobb. Committeemen elected as follows: J. A. Sessions. Congressional; AV. L. j Perkins, Railroad Cofmissioner; Ed j Jones, Chancery; J. A. Sessions, Judi- j clal. | The New Central Committee organ ized as follows: C. AV. AA’right, Chairman; Geo. R. 1 Steel, Secretary. -o NEUTRALITY LAWS AGAIN i _ | Congress Way be Asked soon to Revise ' Statutes. Washington, April 2.—Recent devel opments in connection with the prose cution of neutrality cases and the turn jtaken by the Mexican situation have further impressed officials here of the necessity for extending the country’s neutrality laws and a request for re vision may be made to Congress with in a few weeks by the neutrality board. Existing laws do not apply to many cases where prosecutions under a more specific statute would result in j conviction. -o WILL CONTEST ELECT'ON j W. C. Bouie. Defeated In Proseentor Race Alleges Fraud. — Hot Springs, April 1.—W. G. Bouie, candidate for prosecuting attorney In the recent Democratic primary has an nounced that he wilt bring contest pro ceedings in Montgomery county. Mr. ! Bauic says he has reason to believe he 1 was the victim of fraud in that county, j Hopkins Speer .w ho is a resident or that county, defeated Mr. on the ! face of the returns. MARINES LAND AT SWATOW Krconnolter in City Where the Chin ese Troops Revolt; Fild all Qniet. Peking. April 2.—Marines from the United States gunboat Wilmington, went ashore today at Swatow, where I j the Chinese troops have declared thetr independence of the central govern ment. The detachment reconnoitered and found the city quiet. A Chinese gunboat also is anchored ( off Swatow, which is a seaport of the Kwangtung province, 120 miles south I of Amoy. I As the Years Pass Every 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. The 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. >- I BARGAIN SALE! I will sell at private srle all of my household effects including the following articles: 64 inch fumed oak dining table Dresses and washstanu. 1 turned oak library table White iron bed stead. 2 small tables Mattress and springs Axminister rug Kitchen cabinet Crex rug Refrigerator \ r-ikers OYok stove and utensils 4 tuning chairs Canned fruit All articles will he sold at a bargain, but a special price will be made to any party tak ing everything. Come evenings aftc r school or on Saturday. Everything comparatively new. IRVING BALL In Front of Dr. Bishop’s MOO MEN JOIN AKMV Total of 8,856 Apply, but Only One Fourth Fuss. Washington, April 2—In the first three weeks of the recruiting cam paign to increase the United States army to its war strength 2,250 men were enlisted out of a total of 8,856 applicants for enlisting. For the week ending March 31 there were 3.863 ap plicants and 851 accepted. Adjutant Geenral McCain expect an increase in recruiting to fellow the success of the Mexican expedition. Chicago was first in the list with S5, San Francisco next with 65 New York 6'-. St. Louis 38 and Kansas City 26. There were 07 applicants in So-won hut only 13 were accepted and 5" aiplirants in Los ..ngeles, or whom lr were accepted. SHAVER ELECTED Wilis In Chancellor's Race by Major ity of 9±* Over Sanderson. Complete Returns. The complete returns from the Chancellor's race gives Judge J. D. Shiixo-r a majority over M. E. Sander son of 922 votes. The vote by county <3 as follows: County Sanderson Shaver Polk . 617 637 Sevier . 855 985 Little River 622 576 Miller . 610 1279 Hempstead ..1193 1635 Howard ..,.1366 1089 Pike . 433 466 j Clark .1378 1838 Nevada .1298 885 Totals .8385 9307 -o KAZAKH AND DINNER The Baptist Ladies will hold their Spring Bazaar and dinner Wednesday April 5th, in' the Little River Hard ware Company store. A box dinner will be held in connection with the bazzarr. Do not prepare dinner on this date but come down and inspect the bazaar and carry your dinner home. The price of the dinner which consists of boiled country ham, pick les, bread', deviled eggs, fruit salad OGDEN LADIES MEET il _ Girls Club Organized At Ogden Last Week, Known as Busy Bees. -- ’ 5* Ogden, April 3.— (Special.)—Th^ Ladies’ Crochet club spent a very plea sant afternoon Thursday with Mrs. Roy Ruud. A very delightful feature of the afternoon was the music ren dered by Mrs. Edith Holmes and Mrs. Budd on the piano. Also a song by Mrs. Budd, Misses Martha Leather wood and Lottie VanHook, In spite of it rather plebian name this club is proving the most successful "get-to gether” ever attempted by the Ogden ladies. Only lace patterns are ex changed, but coial and civic improve ment and domestic science are dis cussed informally and the members are very much enthusiastic over the benefits they are reaping. The next meeting will be with Mrs. J.N. Hop sen. Miss Martha Leatherwood entertain ed a number of young ladies Friday afternoon for the purpose of organiz ing a girls club to be known as the Busy Bees.The aims of the club are social betterment and self improve ment. The ycung ladies are all well know n as earnest workers and we pre dict a brilliant future for this club. -o ORDERS SALE OF FRISCO Minimum l'rko That May Be Accepted Fixed at (M.'*,700,000t St. Louis, April 1.—A decree for he salt of the St. Louis and San Fran cisco railroad at auction was signed tolay here by Federal Judge Sanborn. Previously the court had fixed the minimum price at which the road may be sold at $45,700,000. The price does not include the property pledged to the North American Company, on whose behalf the original reseiver ship proceedings were brought This property is estimated at $600,000 The minimum price fixed includes the property covered by a $25,000,000 bond issue held by the Bankers Trust Company of New York and Neil A. Mc Millan, trustee, and a bond issue of $20,000 held by the Guaranty Trust Company of New York. These trust companies brought the foreclosure suits. -o See the articles of Spring clothing displayed by the Baptist ladles at the Little Elver Hdw. Wednesday.