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The Beet for the Least Mosey ii town. Phone 124 Little River News. SEMI-WEEKLY New England "ikery First Cash Store in Town and Cheapest. Phone 124 GRAVES & GRAVES Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, WAY 17, 1916 VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 49. Peace-O f-Mind Security this is the REAL INTEREST that daily accures from a cash balance in the bank . Monthly bills or RAINY DAYS have no terrors for those with a bank account. FIRST NATIONAL BANK W. K. HALLER. Cashier SHINGLES! SHINGLES! Just .received and unloaded a car of those good Extra STAR A STAR Shingles. Also we have the cheaper ones. Now, as to lumber, our mills are running every day, and our stock is constantly increasing. We can furnish you any kinds of material you may be in need of. (On Doors and Windows, we under sell them all. You will save money if you buy of W. H. ADAMS THE LUMBERMAN Phone 209 Men’s Genuine Palm Beach Saits $4.95 Good for the Hot Weather W. L. Lindsay THE RIGHT PLACE wummiiiimttmtmttnimiiiiimitmmtitiiimmmmt POPE WILL ACT IF ASKED Bat Benedict Will Not Otherwise Start Move for Peace. Rome, May 14.—Pope Benedict wilt initiate no positive movement for peace until he Is formally Invited act, either by a neutral power or one of the belligerents. Thus much may be stated authoritatively. If Monsignor Bonzano, apostilic del egate at Washington, delivered a peace message on his recent visit to the White House, as is persistently reported here he was merely sounding out the views of the President. Popt Benedict would not have acted with out first obtaining an Invitation from President Wilton. filW holtq*fg Is most anxious to avoid anything that may be construed ! by either side Id the world was as an | u.'i of p&rtiality. In spite of rumors to :hn contrary, he sent no message to tbe Kaiser during the recent German American crisis, and in no way inter fered with the negotiations then In i progress between Berlin and Wash ington. It is pointed out here that Monsig nor Banzano refrained from visiting the White House until after President Wilson had made his decision on the German note. Allied diplomats in Rome Bay Pope | Benedict has been informed that the . Allies have not yet considered any tentative peace terms. ■-o A big supply of ochre lies in the | hills near Lockesburg. There are three distinct grades—red, yellow and I gray. I TRAIN HELD UP MANY KILLED Nila Hand its P«rpet|rate Outrage Be tween Quteretaro and Empalme (•Vonzales Last Thursday. San Antonio, May 15.—Passengers who arrived today at Laredo from the south report one of the boldest train holdups that has occurred is some months, with the killing of eight per- j sons, and the robbery of many thou- , sands of dollars in the new Carranza currency. The train, with a private car of Charles A. Dougles, represents'ive of the United States in Mexico City, at tached at the rear, left Mexico City, at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Between Queretaro and Empalme Gonzales at 2:30 the next morning the passengers were awakened by a sudden jar and a terrific de'onation, followed by a volley of rifle thots. Outside the cars was a body of ban dits shouting ‘Viva Villa,” and firing continuously. '.the engine and four cars derailed i and the engineer, fireman, helper and five other persons riding on the ten de: were instantly killed. The ban dits entered the second class car In front and worked their way toward the rear, robbing all passengers. Among the passengers were two army paymasters who lost their funds, one $20,000 and the other $160- i 000 in the new currency. A paymas- I ter of the El Ore Mining company lost | $35,000 in the new Carranza currency, and an American named Hill lost $3, 000 in gold. There were aboard two lieutenant colenels and two major paymasters of the Carranza forces, but they were , not recognize.!, a? they had removed | their uniforms and all insignia of: rank, and one of them even feigned j death while the bandits were robbing the other passengers. Eight soldiers j had two prisoners under guard and ; they were abused and the prisoners released. The arms of the soldiers weje tak en from them. No other passengers aboard offered resistance, fearing in- j stant dea h.i The express car is said j to have contained a million pesos in 1 the new Carranza money, but owing ; either to the desire of tho bandits to 1 get away, or ignorance of the con- j tents, it was not broken open, al though it left track and rolled down the embankment. A strange feature was that the private car was not mol- ’ ested in any way by the bandits. Twenty-Four Killed. Eagle Pass, May 15.—(Twenty-four ' persons were killed in the derail ment of a through passenger train from Mexico Ci y to Laredo early Thursday. After the train was de railed it is stated it wa3 surrounded by forty bandits crying "Viva Villa”, and Many shots were firel. The ban dits carried away all of ihe valuable they could find. Many passengers es caped trom the train am. talked back to i'.'ivtpalme Gonzales o ne miles dis- i lan\ in their bare feet, v.here a relief train was made up. -o CHOIR LEADER BUYS WHISKEY Then Tells Texarkana Police and Three Arrests Arc .Made. Texarkana. May 15.—Three alleged bootleggers were arre ted today on the Arkansas side of town on evidence given by Malcolm Simonds of Ports mouth. Ohio, who is directing the choir at the revival at the Central Christian church, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Brooks, an evangelist, also of Portsmouth. During his sermon last night the evangelist denounced bootleggers and blind tigers, and then made his audi ence gasp by producing two pints of whUkey. which, he said, were bought Saturday night, one on each side ot town by Mr. Simonds. Mr. Simonds bought the whiskey, the evangelist said merely to prove that there are blind tigers in Texark ana. -o--— Federal Building for Mena. Mena, May 14.—Plans for the post office building have been approved by the Treasury Department at Wash ington and bids for construction of same will be advertised for this fall; C. A. Edwards ot Mineral Springs was a* Atihdowa vlslrirfeoMs* m *.*,.15, -.i. sV£-v \ NEGRO KILLED NEAR LONG Two Negroes In Difficulty; Richard Curler Kills Ernest Green Friday. Tronble Over Green’s Wife. Sheriff Waldrop was called to Long Friday night to look after a report' of trouble at that place. He arrested j Richard Carter, a negro, charged with killing Ernest Green, another negro, near that place Friday evening. The trouble is said to have been caused by Carter having taken Green’s wife away from him. Green went to Car ter’s house Friday evening, and the result was the death of Green. Carter didn’t seem to care to talk about it when interviewed at the jail. He claimed that Green fired one shot at him. Carter is said to have fired two shots, both taking effect. The exam ining trial will be held Wednesday. -o Id: MACHINERY liuilding and Plant Doing Rushed— Road) in Two Weeks. The machinery for the ice plan" ha3 | teen received and is being installed , on the foundations previously com pleted. The brick work is going up on the building that is to house it. Officials of the company believe that the plant will be completed and ready j for business in about two we.'ts. The new light plant is s'ill delayed on account the inability of the manufac turers to fill orders promptly. -—o CHANCERY COURT Judge Shave1’.' Court Convened in this City Monday. Judge XI. D. Shaver convened Chan cery Court in this city Monday morn- ‘ ing. The docket for the term is large but it is thought that all business will be transacted and court adjourned to day. The docket is made up of con firmations. foreclosures, divorce suits and ether litigation. Nothing appears on the docket of unusual public inter est. The Foreman land case, which has been under litigation for a num- ! her of years, but will not be decided at this- term. The litigation is over a ' block of ground known as the court- | house square. If we understand the 1 case the court will decide whether it is county property and can be sold by j the county, or whether It is public property and not subject to sale. In that event It is under tood that it will j be improved by the town of Foreman and made into a park. . ■o STATE HOSPITAL LIST I<Minors of Another Shake-Up of Em llojres Go Unverified. Lirtle Rock, May 16.—"While rumors ot" another general shake-up of em- j ployt 3 of the State Hospital for Ner- 1 vous Disci'es, current last Thur.-day, continued to circulate yesterday, no confirmation ctuld be gained from of h tals connected with the institution. ! W. II. Bel!, chairman of the Board 1 of Control of the State Hospital for 1 .Wr-out Diseases, declined to answer | a t\ cui-stions regarding the. matter. It. B. P. Bledsoe, superintendent at ti e i.o pitai, also declined to answer any c,uost!ons concerning the rumors. ! Jt is said that two members of the medical staff, a clinical clerk and at least two other employes are to be re moved. It is not known what charges if any. are to be preferred against them. SCHOOL TO CLOSE IN JUNE Ashdown Public School Will Close Term on June. 2. According to Superintendent D. P. Holmes the Ashdown Public School wilt close the 1915-16 term June 2. 1 tie teachers and pupils are preparing the commencement exercises now. There will be a large class to gradu ate. DEATH AT FOREMAN Spencer Gathright, ager 60, died at oreman Monday afternoon. He was half brother of G. D. Gathright of tis city. The, funeral will be. held at \ aratoga, Hempstead ooonty. The re w throegH 7gjt t»Hf»iimiim»niMi>»mwHnmnM»mmn: The Last Call FOR Pig Club Members AFTER THIS WEEK WE WILL WITHDRAW OUR OFFER TO PIG CLUB MEMBERS, UNTIL NEXT YEAR AT LEAST. Briefly stated our offer is this, we loan you the money to buy a pure bred pig and take your note for the purchase price, payable in one year from date of purchase, note draws interest from date at 6 per cent; you agree to maintain a membership in the Boys’ Pig Club, conducted by the Extension Division of the University of Ar kansas and the United States Department of Agriculture and follow ;; ' fheir instructions in raising your pig, all of which is free. Hogs, under good management, can bo raised and fattened here for two to three cents a pound, live weight; a much lower cost than is possible in the big hog raising sections of the United States. Raising and fattening hogs is one of the best money making lines you can follow, provided you are willing to give them the necessary care and attention. If you join now you will have a full year’s start of the men and boys who wait until next year; come in and talk this over with our Cashier. Arkansas State Bank Ashdown, Arkansas ...— I Palm Beach Suits for Ladies Beach Cloth and Palm i Beach for Ladies skirts 25c to $1.00 ! Whith pipue, Gabadine, whip cord, cord !; ed poplins and repp. 25c and 35c per yd. Ladies pumps white and Palm Beach $2.50 per pair We have just receivdd from a large mil linery firm a special lot of Ladies hats, values from $3.00 to $7.50. We are going to put them on sale at prices from $1.48 to $2.98 This is your chance to buy a stylish hat for little money. Don’t fail to see them. Rosenzweig’s I Leader in Style f Butterick Patterns for June. BOOTLEGGERS IN PIKE First Trial Since New Prohibition Law in Pike County. Murfreesboro, May 13.—The first trial under the state wide prohibition act in Pike county was held before Justice Arnold at Murfreesboro Tues day. The parties to the trial were Walter Gibbs and Dempsey Cook, each charged with illegal sale of liquor. Gibbs was bound over to await the action of the grand jury and Cook fplved examination and waa released bait The trial la said to have bjgn eonducrtad .behind: cloned doors. is KILLED IN ZINC MINE * Jay Smitherman, Hon of Men* Couple, Is Crushed to Death. Mena, May 15.—Jay Smithermaa. son of George Smitherman of Mena, was crushed to death Saturday in a zinc mine at Miami, Okla., according to a message received here. Mr. and Mrs. Smitherman went to Miami to ac company the body to Schell City, Mo., where the burial will be made. -o Attorney D. B. Sain of Nashville at tended Chancery Court yeateitift .