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T&e Best for the Least I Hill I \/ ET* W I ^1 t"* ^ First Cash Store in Town Meaiey in town. Phone 124 ill |^ ^ t J8L A w y r and Cheapest. Phone 124 --- SEMI-WEEKLY ^ GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1916. VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 85. I I The First National Bank 1 « S of 1 Ashdown, Arkansas 8 CAPITAL $25,000.00 SURPLUS $25,000.00 | 4 DIRECTORS: | R. E. Major J. H. Wallace A. Goldsmith | A. J. Russell C. S. Cobb H. L. Toland S N. C. McCrary H. G. Sanderson Allen Winham | J. T. Cowling W. K. Haller | We pay 4 per cent on lime Certificates | of Deposit. I ....—-._ ^ I [ CHANGE IN NAME | [I This is to announce that what was formerly |; S known as the City Realty and Abstract Com- jj I I pany will in the future be known as the | City Realty & Insurance Co. | \ The company will continue under the same jjl | management, that of A. D. DuLaney, as jji It heretofore. . Ill ABSTRACTS 1 f We have charge of the Mclver Abstract jj: [ \ books. This is the oldest set of abstract ii I books in the county. Prompt and careful at- jj tention will be given to all abstracting. When « in need of an abstract be sure and see us. jj INSURANCE t|i i We handle insurance of all kinds. Ours are jj s all old and strong companies. Fire, Acei- jj :' dent, Health and Life Insurance. u lj LOANS 1 E We make farm loans. Consult us when in jj s[. need of money. w I si || City Realty & Insurance Co. ;l Office in Sanderson Building. ! fj II _ . ... . - JJ | SEE THE 11 [ h I NEW COATS | ! I [ aI1(l j I COAT SUITS j; [ - - at - - j j W. L. Lindsay’s I I nj I The Right Place Ashdown, Ark. Hj I S'; IcasmmttmRRmmmwmmmnmRmmmmmHjnnnmjnmjiHjmjimmnm Supreme Court Will Convene. £.%t£e Rock. Sept. 14.—(Special).— iv Supreme Court will re-convene m~rmt jfonday. There will be 272 civil fmma and 28 criminal cases on call. Teachers’ Examination The regular examination for teach ers wii] beV held at the high school building. September 21 and 22.—D. P. Holmes, County Examiner, SHOOTS WIFE THEN HIMSELF MANjS DEAD Aged Ashdown Man Shoots Girl-Wife, and Then Kills Self; Woman’s Condition Is Said to be Critical. SHOOTING CAUSED FROM SEPARATION OF COUPLE. W. C. Dowling, aged 61, who lived with liis son, Dorsey Dowling, in the southern part cf this city, at about !) o’clock Friday morning, shot and pro bably fatally wounded liis 19-year-old wife, from whom lie had been separat ed, and then placing the muzzle of a pistol to liis right temple, blew liis own brains out. His wife received a bullet in her left leg breaking it, a wound in the arm and one in the back between Hie shoulder blat'es. Dowl ing used a winchester rifle in shoo - ing liis wife. The tragedy occurred in tiie family sitthig room with mem bers of the family present. Medical aid was summoned at once and a large nun!) r of people rushed to the scene. Dr. Phillips, who rendered first aid stated that the woman's condition was critical, but as a detailed examination hae not been made he could not say whither or not tire wounds would pi eve fatal. Stor-r of Tragedy. In talking with members ot tho family the story of the double tragedy and the events leading up to it are about as lojlows: Dowling and his wife, who was a second wife, had been separated about 15 months. He was living at the time with, his son. Dor sey. whose home was in one of the Sanderson houses just east of the Og den read, and below the section house. Dowling's wife and1 his son’s wife were sisters. Another sister lived with them. The older Dowling's wife had been in Oklahoma, but came here Wednesday to visit her sisters, in whose home as stated before, lived her husband. The sister stated that on Friday morning before the trouble came to its tragic climax, Dowling and his wife had been sitting on the woodpile at the rear of the house talking. He was trying to persuade her to again live with him, which she refused to do. The two then rose and came into the house through the kit chen, the woman in front. Dowling stopped in the kitchen and picked up the winchester. He passed through die front scorn where the family wac sitting stating that he was going to trade the gun to a negro. At the dcor he turned suddenly and pointed the gun at his wire who tr.ej 10 image behind the chair in which sat her sis. ter, tlie younger, Mrs. Dowling. He fired when her back was tc him; he tired twice, maybe three times, no oils was sure There were three wounds. Woman Intervenes. Mrs. Dowling fell, and the younger Mrs. Dowling, the sister, a little wom an that wouldn’t weigh 100 pounds grappled with Dowling lor the gun, and after a struggle obtained it At tnis point Dowling reached into ills pocket and drew a small 22 calibre I if-tol. He placed it to his right tem ple drew the trigger and fell dead wi h his brain cozing from his fore head. It was first discovered that the woman still lived when she spoke an.! asked that a doctor be sent for. S'-on after his arrival she fell into uncon sciousness. It was a sad and horrible p.cturt that presented itself to those who ap peared on tlie scenet the woman lying amid blocG-stains, probably dying, the husband lying on the floor dead, his married son standing weeping with the sisters of tlie victim, one of them tlie son’s wife, weeping by bis side. Dorsey Dowling, tlie son was until recently, section foreman here for the M. D. & G. The old man was a lab orer at odd jobs. A son lives at Nash ville, one at Menulag. and a son-in-law at Peurcy. They were summoned. l.ater in tlie morning an examinat ion of tlie woun Is of Mrs. Dowling was made by Drs. Phillips, A ork and ,linggoldl. They found her hip shat tered and in such a condition that atn vvtation will likely prove necessary. The wound in the arm was sliglr. The bullet in her back entered by tlie left shoulder blade and ranged to the l ight. It was not determined whethei it Ictiged in the cavity or tlie spine This wound also indicated that it had been inflicted with the pistol and not the Winchester, the weapon used first.. The physicians have little hopes of her recovery'. FlltK AT MILL Dry House at Major Stave Mill ( aught in Flames Friday. A fire in tlie roof of the dry house at the Major Stave mill caused some alarm Friday morning, hut was gotten under control in a few minutes liy tlie company’s fire department. 1 lie dam age was small. LOCAL COTTON MAKKKT. Short, 15.25 to 15.50. SeofJ. $40.00 per ton. The highest prices were paid Thurs day when street sales ran from 15.50 to 16.25. . , __ PARTY VISITS WHITE CLIFFS Trip Thursday Was In Interest of Cheaper 1 roestone for the Arkansas Farmers, A party of men interested in im proved farming conditions in Arkansas visited White Cliffs Thursday morning anil inspected the plant, of the White Cliffs Chalk and Marl Company at that place. The party from Little Reck was joined by others at Hope and Nashville. They were brought over from the latter place on a Memphis, Dallas & Gulf special. Alter visiting tlie Cliffs the party came to Ashdown and visited the business men. Tile party included Joint H. Page, State Commissioner of Mines, Manufacturing and Agriculture; F. B. Lane, owner of tho chajk deposits; D. C. Welt.y, agri cultural commissioner of the Iron. Mountain railroad; C. O. Carpenter, assistant commissioner; E .J. Hodman, secretary of the Union Trust Com pany, and chairman of the Arkansas Profitable Farming Bureau; B. C. Pow ell of Camden, chairman of the Ark ansas Bankers’ Association committee cn agriculture; J. V. Foster, president of tlie White Cliffs Company; C. L. Dew, assistant city editor of the Ark ansas Gazete; Ed McCorkle, editor of the Star cf Hope; N. P. O’Neal of the Hope Brick Co.; Rev. LeRoy, R. H Etheridge and others. Agricultural experts have said that much of the soil of Arkansas needs ground limestone as fertilizer. Espe - tally is it necessary for raising clover and other legumes. In the past, tiie price of ground limestone has been prohibitive. Now, however, both the White Cliffs company and the Arkan sas Limestone Company, which con trols vast deposits of limestone at t.Juddells, in the White river ccuntFv of northern Arkansas, have promised to make a price of a dollar a ton pro vided! that a sufficient demand is as sured. A satisfactory rate on crush ed limestone already has been secured from the railroads and it is believed that this fertilizer now will be placed within the reach cf every Arkansas farmer. Commissioner Page has been at work a long time on the project of securing cheaper limestone. It was due to his efforts that the satisfactory rate was obtained from the railroads New that a reasonable price is assur ed, he and tlie Arkansas Profitable Farming Bureau and the Arkansas Bankers' Association will co-operate in building up a demand. As I lie Gazette Saw It. A staff representative of tlie Ark ansas Gazette, who was with the par ty, had the following to say in his re port of the tr'p: “Were White Cliffs better known it would be one of the show places ol Arkansas. Going up Little River from tlie Memphis, Dallas and Gulf railroad bridge tlie north hank of tlie river gradually grows higher, until suddenly the green wooded heights break into a gleaming, dazzling while Sheer up from the river bank a wall of whine limestone arise 75 ieet. Prof essor Brainier, former state geologist once said that if this bed of soif lime stone were distributed over the soil of Arkansas it would be of more :lu: to tlie state than all tlie grid of Cali fornia lias produced. “Certainly if limes one lias lialf tlie virtue that agricultural experts say i; lias in building up the soil, this state ment must be accepted. Here aro PC > acres of soft limestone rock averaging 150 feet deep. It is this great field, the only one of its kind in the United States, that it is propcsed to convert into fertilizer for Arkansas farms.’ FOREMAN MEN PARDONED Will Not Have to l’nj 1'nes for Selling Cold Drinks on Sun’ay at Foreman L’ttle Rock, Sept. 13.— (Special).— If selling soft drinks on Sunday were an offense against the law, the courts would be full of offenders all ever the sta’e. Still there are some placer where the officers have construed tlie law as prohibiting sucli sales. An in stance came to tlie attention of Gov. Hays this week. Three men, W. If Shakelford, Frank Horner, and Jinks Rowland, were convicted at Foreman, in Little River ccunty, of the offense of "selling cold drinks on Sunday,” and fined $25 each. A large number of citizens petitioned for their pardon stating that they did not believe there was any intent to violate the law, anj tlie fines were remitted. -o— BOND MONEY RETURNED Sevier County Man Relieved from Judgment on Rond. Little Hock. Sept. 13.—(Special). R. R. Upton was indicted in Sc vie. ccunty on a charge of grand larceny, and was released upon a $500 bond signed by himself and A. it. Upton. When the day set for it's trial came, the accused failed to appear, and :« forfeiture was taken on tlve bond Later Upton returned, was tried and acquitted. Upon the petition of offi cials and others. Gov. Hays yesterday relieved them cf judgment on the bond. -o— School Enrollment. The enrollment of the Ashdown school this week is 3*3. A ESTATE/ BANK^ HQMEc FOR THE FUTURE SCHOOL DAYS again! Back to the bocks and ren must spend nine months of the year in lessons. Why do we insist that our child getting an education? To insure their FL'TLT,RE! Why do we urge upon all young people the necessity of learning to save and bank money? For the future! With an education and some capital and U19 ability to save money, the future of the youth is safe. Does your boy or girl have a Savings Ac count drawing 4 per cent interest in this Bank? ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, - : - Arkansas | MONEY TO LEND ASHDOWN PROPERTY OWNERS I! A CCORDING to an order issued by the City Board || of Health, property owners in Ashdown now !: have less than Sixty days in which to make their connec H tions with the city. If you r.eed money to do this, and || wish to place a loan on your property, see me. I will |! now make short time loans en chattels. H ‘‘YOU GEE ALL YOU BORROW.” | CLYDE H. PHILLIPS H Office in Sanderson Building:. i: Reference: Arkansas State Bank; First National Bank. ♦ > 22 Modem Society Analyzed in photodramas as keen, as merciless, as romarjtic, as pointed as ever caused a headlong world to stop and think! The Grip of Evil Pathe's Master Plot in 14 Chapters shows Humanity as it is—as John Burton found it when, with $10,000,000 at his command, he set out to determine if the world is in the Grip of Evil. j “The Hypocritesthis week’s release, deals with the life of i an artist’s model. Don’t miss these thrilling and romantic pictures, featuring Jackie Saunders and Roland Bottomley. • They will be shown at j T11E ROYAL THEATRE, Beginning October 6th MUCH COTTON IN WAREHOUSE 1,800 Hales of Cotton in Warehouse at Hope This A’ear. Hope Sept. 13.—Warehouse receipts to date total about 1800 bales of cot ton s.uce opening of the season as compared with thirteen balej received up tc t\e same date one year ago. --———Bk WILL OPEN LINDSAY STORE W. L. Lindsay. Reopens Store lsth at Annona, Texas. DeKalb. Texas, Sept. 13.—W. L. Lindsay, who formerly conducted a store at Annona, will re open the busi ness about September 18. The other store was burned several months ago.