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f psftfjfis I iftle River News kjkkk Money in town. Phone 124 JL JL i W V T and Cheapest. Phone 124 SLMI-WLEKLY -- GRAVES & GRAVES Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26,1016. VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 43 CONDENSED STATEMENT OF | THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS MAR.7, 1916 | RESOURCES Loans and Discounts. $122,376.72 j| Overdrafts. NONE || Bonds Securities, etc. 4,484.13 § Banking House Furniture and Fixtures. 9,900.00 j* Stock in Federal Reserve Banks. 1,500.00 | Cash and Exchange. 18,813.47 i x Total.$157,074.32 I f - r LIABILITIES | Capital..■ $ 25,000.00 ■ Surplus. 25,000.00 j| Undivided Profits. 1,768.19 ^ Deposits. 75,374.96 g Rediscounts . 13,931.17 | Bills Payable. 16,000.00 1 Total.$157,074.32 1 First and Only National Bank in Little River y County. L Oldest Bank in Little River County. 1 Palm Beach Suits for Men. Straw Hats of of all kinds and shapes. The Perfect Fitting Navarre Shirts for Men. Monarch Hosiery. Rosenz weighs LEADER IN STYLE Local Aiinis Royal Tailors—Be a Royal Tailored Man. —-- - VILLA FORCES SCATTERED Troops Seem 1o Have Thoroughly Routed Ha ml Us. Field Headkuarters in Mexico, April 21, viaColumbus, April 23.—In a week’s riding and climbing through the hills and canyons of the Guerrero district, a cavalry squadron reported today the discovery of much evidence that the Villistas in the northern part of Villa's old territory are thoroughly scattered, but the influence of these bandits, nevertheless is strong with the people. The cavalrymen descending a can yon recently noted repeatedly the hoof prints of Mexican ponies which had descended this trail. In most of this Guerrero region, .a man on horseback is invariably either a Carranza soldier or a bandit. The cavalrymen knew no Carranza patrol had been that way. They found evidence that men had camped at the Haclendo. It required all the remainder of the day to gain from any Mexican in the Hacienda the bare admission that bandits had stop ped. That was every scrap of infor fation which could be gleaned. The cause of this reticence was fear of re taliation by the bandits. -o We have plenty of good wood for Mle at present.—Major Stave Cot 42 1,00 PERISH WHEN SHIP SINKS Vessel Serving ns Transport Is Lost In Collision with Cruiser. Shanghia, April 23.—More than 1000 soldiers and men of the crew of the steamer Hsin-Yu were lost when the steamer sank after collision with the cruiser Hai-Yung Saturday night south of tlie Chusun Islands. The steamer( acting as a transport, was taking troops to Foo Chow. The collision occurred during the thick fog and only one foreign engineer, 20 sol diers and nine sailors out of six for eigners and over 1,000 soldier and members of the crew were saved. The Hsin-Yu was a vessel of 1,620 ions. She was built in 1899 and was owned by the China Merchants’ Steam Navigation Company of Shanghia. -o JIM GREEN BREAKS LEG Brother of Aslulo"n Boy Breaks Leg Bliile Playing Bull in Alabama. Jim Green, of Hope, was playing ball with the Montgomery South At lantic League Club, was carried off the field in Montgomery, Ala. Saiurday with a broken leg. He is a brother of Will Green of this city. He also made Ashdown his home for several months, while working as clerk in the postofflee, and has many friends here. FOREMAN ROAD Money liaised for Preliminary Sur vey of lioad Through CounfTy; Work to licgin Soon. Foreman road boosters were here Monday night, eighteen cr twenty strong, to meet the Ashdown road boosters. On account of short notice and lack of sufficient understanding the Ashdown crowd was net so large ns it should have been, and those wiio were present, took a lesson fiom the spoil of the live-wires here from Foreman. Judge Lon T Jones was chosen as chairman of tlie meeting and Dr. C. E. May secretary. Hon. J. O. Live say of Foreman stated the object of the meeting. He said that it was well known that owing to a recent decis ion of tlie Supreme Court that read building had been hampered on ac count of the small force of state en gineers and the very limited amount of work that they could do. He stat ed that the engineers wore now at Foreman surveying a road, and that now was tlie time to raise the money for preliminary survey for our cetm 'y link of tlie Jefferson Highway and have the work done while the engineers could be had. Fareman wanted tlie road to connect with tne Sevier link at Morris Ferry already surveyed, and wanted it to come by Foreman and from that place to Ash down. He pointed out the advantage of this route, such as a greater num ber of people to he served, a better right of way, gravel near at hand, and a distance not over four miles greater than along the K C. S. Fore man had already raised over halt of the $400 required, while Richmond at a meeting that afternoon had raised $40. They wanted to know if Ash down would meet them half way to Foreman on the expense. There fol lowed a general discussion as to route to be taken. It was finally decided to run west from Ashdown to Wade's Chapel to Foreman with a spur- off to Richmond. Money Was Guaranteed. The Ashdown people guaranteed $100 of the expense and raised a greater part of it in the bouse. This appears to be the most feasible route for the read. Judge George pointed out that a road built by the people should be where it would serve the local people most in a business way. Long distance travelers, who might use it would be the least considerat ion. The view was also taken that we would have a road that was need ed whether the Jefferson Hfgliway come this way or not, but the highway would come where the roads were built first The road will be surveyed, the work to begin probably in a few day. It was declared that this meeting war not for the purpose of building a road now, but to ascertain the cost Ti en the people who live and own property along the route could know the cost before any petition was cir culated. The petitions could be cir culated and the districts formed after the cost w.as known, and after tue pro perty owners were well informed as to the facts. This could be done at any time in the future. The survey must be made now while it was pos siole to get the engineers. It might be mentioned that the Foreman people are going after this thing like they mean business. If the two large towns in Little River county work together something can be done to the advantage of the en tire county. If we are not wide awake j they are liable t > wake a* up. and something tells us that we are going to have to go some to. keep this pace that they have set. Among these who were here from Foreman were: J. O. Livesay, Drs. T T. and L. C. Shakelford Rob Snaek dford, Frank Horner, Judge N. A. George, G. A. Lollar, 1). A. Cook, W. M Gathrlght, Andy Hooper, Frank i Gantt, R. P. Lindsay. -u FOREMAN FFF.ES ENTER Contestants of Foreman Enter State High School Contests. Several pupils of the Foreman school have entered the state contest to be held at Little Rock next month. They are as follows: Miss Dolly Haw kins, reading; Miss Christine Camp bell, piano; Ira Vickers, declamation, all of Foreman. . I . . • CLEAN-UP WEEK IS NOW WITH US Clean I'p, Pain! !']», Brighten ITp and Beautify—Make a Week Of If. Figlit (he Flies. Clean-lip week is here. Begin and avoid tlie rush. If you are one oi those who keep clc aned up you can de-vote your time polishing the job off, brightening up and beautifying the > place. There is always something that can be added along this line. If you can't find anything else to do white wash the lien house and back fence. -Note the effect. Make your town at tractive by making your home attract ive. It h.as been demonstrated that attractive homes make home lovers. It changes the outlook upon life. Let’s go in for that kind of tiling in Ash down. There isn't a home in Ash down that couldn’t be made attractive. Attractive homes make contented and happy home, and that kind of home makes better citizens. Remember to place all litter or cans that can not be burned where the wagons can easily get to them. Let's make of this more tiian Just a clean up week. Make it a general brightening up week, eliminate the dark spots. -o TEACHEHS ELECTED I i i'ichni'ind Board lte-elects Prof. An I derson; Two Olliers Elected. 5 -- T iehmond, April 24.—(Special.)— At a recent meeting of the School ! Hoard Mrs. Loyd Lewis and Miss [ Louise Cheever were elected as assis ant teachers in the Richmond school for the ensuing year. Prof. T. T. C. Anderson was re-elected principal some time ago. It has been known fer some time that Misses Gartner and Brown, the present teachers, would not apply again. Miss Gardner prefers higher grade work, and Miss Brown a different location. FOREMAN VAT COMPLETED Fifty Head of Cattle Dipped at Fore mna Saturday Afternoon. H. J. Tyson, County Agent and Dr. A. W. Rice, government inspector, re uirned Saturday evening from Fore man. where they had superintended the construction and charging of a cattle dipping vat. Inspector Rice also superintended the dipping of fifty ead of cattle in the new vat. -—7—o THE POOL HALL CASE Case Against Furlow and Turr.rr Dis missed by the Supreme Court Monday Morning. Little Rock, April 24.— (Special.) — The Furlow and Turner pool room case was reversed and dismissed by the Supreme Court in its decision to day. Lee Furlow and Homer Turner of Little River county are not guilty of exhibiting a gambling device in running a pool room, no evidence be ing introduced that gambling was permitted, and the case against them was dismissed. This case was tried with one other at Ashdown at the January term of circuit court. The decision will effect ether and similar cases in this dis trict. * -o TO BURN CARCASSES llculth Officer Issues Warning to Owners of Stock. My attention lias been called to the fact that a number of dead animals have been drug off and allowed to re main on the surface of the ground, greatly to the discomfort ami annoy ance to citizens. The Arkansas health laws require that all dead animals be burned, or buried a reasonable dis tance under the ground. A violation la subject to prosecution and fine. It U the duty of the owner of the stock to nee that this Is done, and further of fenaees will result-ip prosecutions. Dr. P. H. PhtUlge, Coupty Health Ofllcer. ’ -+ » » a A 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 en Banking Co. Just Received A Car of New Six McCormick Mowing Machines SEE THEM BEFORE BUYING Get a Keen Kutter, Winner, Rolo, Oak Leaf, or Run Easy LAWN MOWER for Clean Up Week CUTS FROM 14 to 22 IN. WIDTH.-ALL BALL BEARING Litile River Hdw. Co, i 11 ■ ■■■»■■——i————■— ■ ■■■ «——•—i——— FOOT REST HOSIERY wears well and for looks can’t be beat, W. L. LINDSAY The Right Place Ashdown, Ark. CZAK l.VH ltKD BY BOMB Knipt ror Nicholas Said to ll»rc Had Close Call for His Life. Berlin, April 23. --A narrow escape for Kmperor Nicholas of Russia from death of serious injury by bombs dropped by an Austrian airman, dur ing a recent visit of the emperor to a southern sector of the Russian line is reported in Stockholm advices receiv ed b> tlie Overseas News Agency. ‘The emperor was reviewing the troops when an Austro - Hungarian flier dropped bombs among the troops, who fled in wild disorder,” says the statement. ‘The emperor according to fhe reports, was hurt and had a narrow escape. The incident caused him entirely to lo*e his self-possess I He, In consequence General Brussl loff was bitterly reproached and Gen eral Ivanoff was recalled to the south western front headquarters." TO FIGHT PARK CLOSING Texarkana Residents Oppose Aniioim eement of Car Company. Texarkana, April 24.—The protest of residents against the announce ment of the Texarkana Gas and Elec trict Company that Spring Lake park will remain closed this summer as sumed definite form today.President McCartney of the Board of Trade addressed a letter to the headquarters of the company at Chicago in which he said public sentiment is vigorously opposed to closing the park and urg ed that the decision be reconsidered.