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The Best for the Least Money in town. Phone 124 Little News. SEMI-WFXKLY New Eiiij’iiiio Bakery First Cash Store in Town and Cheapest. Phone 124 GRAVES & GRAVES Editors, ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1010. VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 3 8 8 I H it 8 3 I 8 8 8 8 CONDENSED STATEMENT OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS JUNE 30, 1916 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts. $142,983.61 Overdrafts.-. NONE Bonds Securities, etc. 2,339.93 Banking House Furniture and Fixtures. 9,900.00 Stock in Federal Reserve Banks. 1,500.00 Cash and Exchange. 33,122.47 Total.$189,846.01 First and Only National Bank in Little River County. Oldest Bank in Little River County. 8 :: :: LIABILITIES Capital.$ 25,000.00 Surplus. 25,000.00 Undivided Profits. 3,606.21 Deposits. 94,704.13 Rediscounts . 26,535.67 Bills Payable. 15.000.00 Total.$189,846.01 RURAL FREE DELIVERY >enice (then to t>.">S,(MMI Additional Families in United States The rural delivery is indeed a boon to the country. Its measurless ad vantages can not be estimated, nor need the cost of maintenance be con sidered, for it has broadened the field of Industrial opportunity, touched as if with magic pow.er the possibilities of human endeavor, and transformed conditions to a degree almost marvel ions. It has brought the printed page, the great educator of civilization, daily to the home; has brought spe cial delivery almost to the door; has secured good roads and maintained them by official interest and concern; it has attracted the attention of the various States to this question and ■obtained results; it has made farm lands more valuable and contributed Ut increased production; it has abrid ged time by rapid communication; brightened all environment, and made ord-nary dull routine interesting and attractive; it has lessened toil by the instructive suggestions which govern Tnent experiment and inquiry afford'', and has made the heme a center of Tiflunce and crowns domestic life with all that makes for peace and con entment. The Richmond ball team went to .Mineral Springs yesterday morning ■'or a game. Only a Few More j Days of Our Big j AH cfthe Very Latest Mid - Summer Hats Will be sold at less than Wholesale Cost Come in Today Before They ! are all Sold. SALE CLOSES WEDNESDAY i S. .Burns & Co.' MORE PAY FOR BORDER TROOPS Amendment to Army Bill also (’haiifres ’iiii'iinini Asre Limit «< Recruit. Washington, July 26.—Increased pay for officers and in 'll of the regular array and National Guard in active service for the Mexican emergency, improved camp conditions to safe guard their health and authorization for them to vote in the field at the coming presidential election were pro vided in amendments to the army ap propriation bill agreed to today by the Senate. By a vote of 44 to 13 the Senate also suspended the rules to adopt an amendment changing the e mini mum for enlistment in the regular armv from IS to 21 years with the con sent of parents or guardian. Under the provision, boys under 21 now serv ing in the army would not be retain ed in the service unless they filed within 30 days written consent of their parents or guardians. The amendment was adopted without a roll call. Senator Reed, of Missouri offered the amendment which would make the provision for increased pay to the ar my when in service on foreign soil apply to the service on the Mexican border. Under it, officers will receive a 10 per cent and enlisted men 20 per cent increase in pay. In adopting it, the Senate also increased the house appropriation for $1,050,000 to $14, 173 240. An amendment, was adopted appro priating $250,000 for construction of wooden floors and screens in troop tents along the border. --—o THE STRIKE VOTE I ihhro^d lirothcrhocd Oiiicials Com lifting Coum of Strike Vot\ Chicago. July 26.—riThc Railroad I’.vi'iherhood officials are completing their count cf the vote which confiden tial reports from over the country say will empower the leaders of the four ! trainmen brotherhood to call a strike. Engineers, firemen, trainman and conductors are involved in the threat j ened tie up of the railroads of the country. It is rumored that in some places last night, a 90 per cent vote had been ;in favor of authorizing the leaders to refuse arbitration. -o WILL LECTURE HERE Hoii. Minor Wallace Will Lecture in Aslulown Saturday. The Hon. Minor Wallace will be here Saturday and lecture on prohi bition. The lecture will be on Front street at 3 o’clock. -o W. Y. Foster Jr., of Hope is here this week looking after business, lhe lime crushing plant at White Cliffs in which he is interested ia about ready > to begin operation. President and Secretary of Commer cial body named as committee to Confer with President Edson. Texarkana. July 26.—At the spec ial conference of the executive com mittee of the Board of Trade and County Judges J. M. Oats, of Miller j county, and Lon T. Jones, of Little River county, which was held last night, the matter of bridge facilities over Red river was thoroughly dis cussed. After canvassing the subject from all angles, it was decided to endeavor to negotiate for the use of the Kansas City Southern Railway ; bridge at Index, and President W. A. ■ McCartney and Secretary F. F. Quinn ' were made a committee to correspond with President J. A. Edson. of the railway company, at Kansas City. This will be done at once, and, if ! necessary, the committeemen will se ! cure data and proceed to the general ; offices of the company in that city, and present propositions verbally, j County Judge Lee Tidwell, of Bowie county, was unable to be present on account ol a previous engagement elsewhere, but it is believed he is in favor of the project and is lending his assistance. County Judges-Elect C. W. Nolan, of Miller county, and J. B. Lytal, who has received the nomination for that office in Bowie county, are said to be j strongly in favor of all good roads I improvements, and Board of Trade J officials and good roads enthusiasts are relying upon their best co-opera- j tion after they assume their offices ■ next year. A report of the work of the special j committee appointed last night will bn ^ had at another meeting in due course of time. -o i Srt'iT THE FLIES I Surenil of I'll?:illile Paraly ds ( .! '•» 1. by Flics. Little Rock, July 26.—The medical department of the University of Ark ansas lias issued a cticular of infan tile paralysis in which it urges re •u \y.ed hostilities on the mosquito, the fly and their breeding places. The medical profession has not yet determined the cause of this dread | disease, nor has a cure been discov- i ered, so the physicians recommend I caution, and the best manner of being cautious is to keep flies away from in fanta, for it is known that the di ease is communicable, and flies are supposed to be the best agency for its transmition. Cats are also given as excellent carriers and are to be avoid ed. PAVIXC HOW DEVELOP* City Council Asks Officials of District to Resign at Once. I Texarkana, July 26.—By the vote of ; ; Mayor Sanderson the City Council on I the Arkansas side last night adopted a j I resolution requesting the resignation j lot' former Mayor John P. K'.ine as the ; chairman of Paving District N’e. 20. . and Frank S. Quinn as attorney for tile district. Mayor Sanderson voted for the proposition. Messrs. Kline and Quinn declared that they would not resign, but would go ahead with the improvement unless prevented by leg al process. NO APPOINTMENTS Rroairli Will Make Appointments In November. Little Rock, July 27.—(Special).—^ It is stated on the best of authority that Dr. C. H. Brough. Democratic nominee for Governor, will not defin itely pass upon any applications for appointments to office until after the November election. -o SHIPS MUCH LIVESTOCK Naslnllle Has Shipped More than 60 Cars of Livestock. Nashville, July 26.—More than 60 cars of live stock have been shipped from here recently. Modern stock raising methods have been adopted and the results are seen in the in creased shipments. Hoard of Health Issues Sweeping’ Or der 90 Days Time Limit; Must Clean Up Trash. Th- Ashdown Citl Health Officers Thursday issued Order No. 1, which demands that all surface closets be discontinued and sewer connections made within ninety days after the pub lication of this, order. The City Hea'th Board is composed of Drs. S.C. Marr, A.B. Bishop. P.H. Phillips. It is understood that the state health laws give them sweeping powers over all sanitary questions and that orders is sued by them are backed by the state health laws when in compliance with them, and that in the matter o, closing closets, ordering clean-ups and sewer connections no compulsory ordinance or other action by a city cuncil is re quired. The order notifies all property o\y,ti ers in the sewer district, which in cludes practically tie entire town, to connect with the sewer system in the 90 days specified. It also orders that all waste water cf whatever nature no longer be allowed to run from busi ness houses or residences upon the streets or alleys; all closets standing within the limits arc ordered removed. It also forbids the use of any septic tank, underground receptacle and de clares them a nuisance. It also de clares it to be a public nuisance for any person or firm to occupy any building not connected with the Ash down Sever System. All waste paper, rubbish, boxes, and trash of any kind a"e declared a nuisance and ordered removed. The nin ty days allowed for compl iance with the order will expire to ward the last of October. Many con nections have already been made and others are being made as rapidly as possible, though it is only a small pet cent of the residences and places of business In the town that now have such connections. It is understood that to make the connection will bear heavily on many as it has borne lien? ily on those, or many of those who have already connected, but all under stood trom the time the sewer system was lit st agitated that to be effective as a sanitary measure all must alik* avail themselves of its use. and all expected to do so sooner or later. The system was installed at great cost, not only for the public convenience and comfort, but more especially to Im prove the public health. This order only hastens the time w.h.n this will be the cleanest and most healthful to-- a in the entire state. Like all worth while things this object cannot be attained without a str ■ le and sacrifice, but when it is a fact we will have good reason to be proud of it, and to be proud to be a citizen of Ashdown. We will have the greatest inducement to others to build homes here and share with us the pleasures, comlorts and good health afforded. The order follows: Order .\o. One, To the people of the Sewer Dis trict of th ■ Incorporated Town of «!-’i:iown, Arkansas: You are hereby notilied to con nect up with the sewer system of Ashdown, Arkansas, within ninety (tiiit days, you are also notified to discontinue all wast ? water of whatever nature running from your residence or business houses, into the streets or alleys, all such waste water is hereby declared a nuisance and detrimental to the health of the people. All closets standing on unen closed ground or on any alleys or streets are hereby declared a nui sance and detrimental to the pub lic health and are hereby ordered removed. All rubbish of waste paper, box es, trash, of any kind or waste material of any kind whatsoever are declared a nuisance and detri mental to the public health and are hereby ordered removed. All owners of any residence or business house are hereby notified to connect them with the Ash down, sew.er system within ninty (90) days from the date and pub lication of this order. It is hereby declared to be a public nuisance for any person or firm to occupy any residence or business house that is not con nected with . the Ashdown, Ark., •ewer system, if they use an open Mid-Summer Farids O those bavins: mid-summer funds which they desire to place at a geo 1 rate of in terest w e suggest our C .irtificates of Deposit. Your principal is readily obtainable at any time you may i e sd it. Your money is safe for every Certificate ;s ^e cured by our Paid-up Capital of $35,000,00. Certificrtos payable on demand—even month* up to six at 3 per cent, six or twelve months at 4 per cent. More information will be given when you call at the bank. ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, Arkansas \Vi!t" i Tanners Keu!;ze CVxxl Price i'cr Their Watermelons Tliis Week, j i Car Was Sliippei!. I ' A car of watermelons was shipped 1 from Wilton Tuesday by about six 1 farmers, living near Ashdown and ikon. The melons”tyere soltTTo a ! buyer at the track, the car bringing a 1 total of $200. This was an average of about - i cents per melon. Jack Bear den, v ho worked up the car, states that ; ossibly a second car will be shipped today. Ibo.melons are remarkably fine and ' abundant this year, and the growers aro taking this means of disposing of the surplus not taken by the local j markets. There are a number of growers in the Ashdown and Wilton c- untry who are experts at melon 'growing. They have developed the | siae and quality of the melon by care- ] | tu! seed selection over a period of thirty-five or more years, and the re sult is that few sections grow, melons to compare with those grow'rT here. I melons weighing from -40 to 50 pounds are common. | There is no reason why these farm ers should not capitalize tins iact and sell to the most select trade. It will be easy for them to develope the in dustry and make Little River melons lamous in the markets of the north. Quality is the thing that sells, and it is ;t li;ct that few melons anywhere can compete with these for size and l Haver. The Rocky Ford cantaloupes i ’n a section of Colorado are famous tiie tountry over because a bunch of growers there have won the reputa tion of growing them better than any one else. The way is open to make the Little River watermelon famous and make it a big profitable industry. closet or srptic tank. All septic tanks or under ground receptacles for sewer oth er than the Ashdown, Ark., sewer system are hereby declared a nui sance and detrimental to the pub lic health, all persons are hereby warned to discontinue the use of same. Foi the public health, peace and safety the emergency clause is hereby attached and made a part of this order. This order to take effect in ninty ".*0) days from its date and publi cation. DR. S. C. MARK, W~ A. B. BISHOP, DR. P. H. PHILLIPS. City Health Officers. Ashdown, Arkansas, July 26, 1916. Wood for sale—W. B. Pruitt tf —f waxv-4 J i> l’lSOTKCT i?El TS( Ml AM) 1'. S. Warships Ordered to l’rerent Vioiaiinn of American Neutrality. Washington, July 26.—Arcus d by an official report from the commander of the battle ship Louisiana that a mysterious ship purporting to be a British cruiser had passed into the mouth of Chcsapeak bay early yester day morning, the Navy Department today ordered the armored cruiser North Carolina and three destroyers to neutrality off Cape Henry. Officials would not disclose what in structions were sent to the command er of the North Carolina. It is believ ed, however, that he has been ordered to see that the Deutschland is not at tacked by allied war vessels within the three-mile limit. Secretary Dan iels made public an extract from a report submitted by Rear Admiral McLean, commanding the Norfolk Navy Yard, as to the lights on the cruiser net complying with the rules. The vessel ga\e tire signal 'English cruiser." Admiral arc Lean lias been asked tor a more complete statement. Navy officers said that if the ship was a British cruiser the) commander had been guilty of a breach of naval practice and had violated navigation laws in cruising within American wa ters without proper lights. While the cruiser was within her rights in enter ing territorial waters, provided she had observed the rules, it was said an attempt to run into the bay on a scout ing expedition and is disregarded of navigation laws would constitute a gross violation of international court esy. Name of ('miser Not Known. Since the name of the craft is not known and since she apparently re turned to sea after a brief inspection, only tiie principle involved can be treated in whatever course the United States may pursue. A violation of navigation laws cannot be held against an unidentified ship. The nian-o-war’s lights referred to in the admiral’s report are two white lights hoisted on the mafhinast, which are the recognized symbol of a war ship at night. Navigation laws re quire, however, that red and green port lights and starboard lights must be displayed by all vessels in motion so that other craft may avoid acci dents. Tiie report indicates that the cruiser did no obey the rule. -n_ Epworth League Program. Subject, How Missions bless our Nation. Leader, Rosa Hall. Scripture lesson, Luke XIX, 41-48. Prayer for Missionaries. Song. The blessin^a-of purpose, Lillian Mahon. The blessing of Stewardship, Bro. Doak. The blessing of Sacrifice, Mrs. May. The part we take, Grover Cobb, league benediction.