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L4I LUV 1\I T VI JL ^ W YY 0« and Cheapest. Phone 124 SEMI-WEEKLY ? GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COtJNTY, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27 1916. VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 88 Harvest Time is here and the PROGRESSIVE-UP TO-DATE FAjR'MER feels the necessi ty of cooperating with a GOOD BANK. We earnestly solicit the accounts of farmers at this busy time, and the COURTESIES of our INSTITUTION are especially extended to them at ALL SEASONS of the year. _ 9_ FIRST NATIONAL BANK W. K. HALLER. CASHIER MONEY TO LEND ASDOWN PROPERTY OWNERS I will lend you money to pay off old loans, improve your property, or build a home. If you wish to buy or sell, and need money to handle the deal, see me. I will now make short time loans on chatties. “YOU GET ALL YOU BORROW.” CLYDE H. PHILLIPS Office in Sanderson Building. Reference: Arkansas State Bank; First National Bank. CLOTHING for Men and Young Men The new style English and Conser vative models Walk Over Shoes Our Fall Ene of Men’s Neckwear is now on Display. Buy a STAY-SMOOTH Scarf and you will use no other kind. R.OSENZWEIG’S * -LEADER IN STYLE— WONT VOTE FOR “LILY WHITES” Preliminary Convention Decides To Scratch G. 0. P. Candidates. Little Rock, Sept. 25.—The negro ■ political mass meeting at the Moslac temple, today probably will endorse no candidate for governor. It will recommend that negro voters support the national Republican ticket, but —scratch the Republican candidates ior state offices. The Rpublican can didates for stat« offices are Wallace Townsend for governor and Durand Whipple for associate justice of tlio ■Supreme Court About 100 delegates representing 40 counties are attending the meeting. The name of the organization last night was changed from the Arkan sas Voters' League to the Huglies FaSrbankG State League. Officers elected were: Bishop J. B. Connor, temporary secretary; Ferd Havls of Pine Bluff, permanent chairman; Jno. Warren of Hot Springs, temporary secretary; Henry Avant of Helena, permanent secretary. The convention *t W>?n today.. GENERAL PERSHING PROMOTED Commander of Punitive Forces Will Succeed General Mills. Washington, Sept. 25.—President Wilson will nominate Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing commander of the Ameri can expeditionary forces in Mexici\ to be a majfcr general to fill the vac ancy created by the death of Major General Mills. HON* BEN F. GRIFFIN WILL SPEAK IN THIS CITY President Self Government League to Speak at Court House Friday Ben L. Griffin, acting president or the Local Self Government League o* Arkansas, will lecture on “The Peo ple, the Press and the Preacher," at 1 the court house next Friday after noon at 1 o’clock. It was announc ed that a fair division of time will be accorded to any reputable opponent [ of the measure. There will be no ad mission. ' . i • , / WOMAN KILLS NASHVILLE MAN Tuesday Morning Mrs. John Smith Enters Barber Shop and Kills C. S. Ledford \Vi1h Pistol. WIFE AND HUSBAND ARE HELD FOR THE MURDER Nashville, Sept. 26.—(Special).— This morning at 10 o’clock, Mrs. John Smith of this city entered a barber shop where C. S. Ledford, a barber, was working and shot him through the heart. Ledford ran about 40 ieet to the rear of the shop and fell. Mrs. Smith, who was after the first shot joined by her husband, followed to where Ledford had fallen. Two more shots were fired at the prostrate man, one taking effect through the left back the other missing. It was not known whether Mrs. Smith fired the last two shots, or whether her husband, who was with her at the time, fired' one of them. Beth woman and her husband are in the custody of the officers. The cause of the killing is said to have been domestic troubles of seme kind. There are rumors on the streeta of some letters having fallen into hands ether than these intended, be ing a part of the siory. , -o REPUBLICANS TICKET OUT Little River Comity Republicans Have Out a Full Ticket. Foreman. Sept. 26.—(Special).—The County Central Republican Commit- j tee have nominated a county ticket for j tile various county offices. The ticket j follows: G.*L. Felton, representative, Ark'n da. G. E. Ludlow, sheriff and collector, , Arkinda. W. D. Stephens, county judge, Wln throp. D. S. Cellins, county and probate clerk. Foreman. F. H Allen, assessor, Arden. 11. A. Stoddard, treasurer, Aliens. -o UNKNOWN MAN DIES HERE ' Found Dead on Vacant Block in Ash- j down Monday Evening. The bci.'ly of a stranger, who had been about town three or four days, was found in a greve west of the Lent livery barn Monday afternoon. The body was taken in charge by the offi- j cials and buried Tuesday. Little is j ! known of the man. who appeared to I be abcut 50 years of ago. He is said to have been in town for several days and to have been sick. He would ( come up town occasionally and some times go over tci the pump house. He j would retire to the grove to rest. The only thing found cn his person wa. $2 50 in money. He had stated that bis name was Sullivan, and that he 'had a brother in St. Louis. He had last worked for a railroad company j at Howe, Oklahoma. LADY BLUFFED BURGLAR Mrs. H. G. Sanderson, Though I n- j armed. Captures Burglar. Mrs. H. G. Sanderson of this city awoke late Friday morning and found a burglar in the house and j about to enter her room. She fol lowed him into t 'e rear of the house, and holding her l and behind her as if armed, asktid him if he had gotten vhr.t ho wanted, ile replied that he had only gotten something to eat. She caused him to turn his pockets out, and then getting sorry for him when he plead- not to bo turned over to the officers, lei him go. The man was ar rested at Texarkana Sunday morning for a similar cffense, and on him was found a pistol belonging to Mr. San derson. He was returned here and l-laced in jail. COUNTY UNION TO MEET Will Meet at Wallace School Ilonse First Friday In October. The Little River County Farmers’ Union will meet at Wallace School ; House near Foreman the first Friday | and' Friday night in October. On ac- • count of the busy season there will be a one day session, which will be devoted to business. LOCAL COTTON MARKET. Short cotton, 15.25 to 15.75. 1 Staple cotton, 20 to 25. I Seed, $40 per ton, ,• i.d j... i DEATH CALLS ED JONES Ex-County and Circuit Clerk Ed Jones of Till* City JHed Sun day Evening- at 6:30. Ed Jones, formerly County and Circuit Clerk of this county, and prominent citizen, passed away at his lu.me in the north end of this city Sunday evening at 6:30 o^clock. The death was the ruselt of an illness, which had been known to be serious since July, and in which the lungs and the kidneys were involved. The end came as peacefully as a fading sunset. He had been confined to Ills bed room since July. He recuperated sufficiently last month to go to Mena where lie grew worse. He was brought home a few weeks ago. and has since that time failed steadily. The deceased is survived' by a wife, two small children, Lon and Martha, and an older daughter, Miss Clarett. The funeral was conducted from the home Monday afternoon at 3 o’cIock, from where it was conveyed to the local cemetery for burial. A great tlircng of people were present to show the departed a last tribute of respect, many of whom came trom a distance. The stores and other/places of busi ness were closed during the funeral hour. The service at the home was con ducted by Rev. F. P. Doak, assisted by Rev. W. T. Sullivan and Rev. J. E. Brown. Kiev. Doak spoke beautifully cf the departed's life and character, his usfullness as a citizen. Rev. Sullivan, who had been for many years associated with him in lodge work, related an incident in which the deceased had confessed an exper ience of his faith in Christ The choir sang beautifully, ‘Abide With Me,” "What a Friend we Have in Jesus." "The Beautiful Isle of Some where" and "Tlie Swee: By and Bye.” At the close cf this service the body was taken in charge by Knights Tem plars. composed of members from this city and of Texarkana. They were at tended in the service by the local or der oi Blue Masons. They conveyed the body to the cemetery, where it' was laid to its last rest by the most beautiful and impressive ceremony of the Knights Templar. Mr. Jonea was one of the honored few numbered among the t hirty-second degree Masons. He was an earnest and en thusiastic member of that order. Ed Jones was born in Pleasant Hits, Franklin county, Arkansas Septem ber 27th, 1871. His parents were Rev. and Mrs. II T. Jones, the father having iJed June 18th 1885. He moved with his parents to Lockesburg in 1S79. Soon after having come to manhood he moved to Little River county. He was married to Miss Bettie Stiange Feb. 13, 1895. To this union was born one child, Miss Clar ett. This wife died Nov. 14, 1899. He was married to Miss Belle McCown November. 28, 1904. To tills union was born two children. He was a brother to Judge Lon T. Jcnes. S. L. Jcnes and Miss Addie Jones or this city, and Mrs W. B. Little cf Lockesburg. His mother, Mrs. N. C. Jones, also lives in this city. He studied law and was admitted] to the bar and practiced for m uy years. He was elected county and circuit clerk of til's county in 1910, which office l:e held for four years, and was one cf the most efficient of ficers ever honored with ihe office. On retiring from office he again en tered the practice of law. For many years be served as a member of the Ashdown School Board, and did gr-^at service toward advancing the interest of education. He was a"tive in all that meant the betterment or bis town, county and s ate. His w— an active and a useful life. In bis death Ashdown lias lest one of her leading and most useful citizens. L . Jones cf DeQueen attended tiic funeral of his nephew, Ed Jones Monday. Mrs. \V. B. Little of Lockesburg at tended the funeral of her brother, Ed Jcnes. Monday. Albert Kennon of Wilton attended the funeral of Bid Jones Monday. Judge N. A. George and A. N. La Grone of Foreman were here Mon day to attend the funeral of Ed Jones. Henry Bowden and family of Hope were here Monday to attend tho fun eral of Ed Jones. GROWERS WILL MEET Heeling Will Be Held a< Wilton in School Building, Thursday Night. We are requested to announce that the Wilton Cantaloupe Growers' As sociation w'Ul meet at the school house at Wilton Thursday night, Sep tember 28, at 8 o’clock. Everyone Is urged to be present as the seed and crate questions are to be settled at this meeting . LONG WAYS TO THE GIN Arkinda Han Spends Cart of Two Night and A Hay at Gin. Arkinda Sept. 26.—(Special).—John Green started from here at 4 o’clock in the morning with a bale of seed cotton and went to Foreman had It girined sold it and made his return the following morning at 5:30. The distance was only 7 miles. The gin sttjUT&dwded so that it was impossible to rpUtm iooner. rDtPOST^i A ESTATE BANKd A JHOMEc! “.BANK) LOAN ft FARM LOANS THE ARKANSAS STATE BANK can make you a Farm Loan in any amount at this time. If you are desirous of obtaining a loan, either /short or long time, it will profit you to see us at once in regard to terms and rates. “Quick Loans on Land"—our motto. ® ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, -: - Arkansas Shoes! Shoes! PACKARD Shoes for Men QUEEN QUALITY Shoes for Women, BUSTER BROWN Shoes for Boys and Girls. W. L. Lindsay’s The Right Place Ashdown, Ark. j ARKINDA SCHOOL OPENS Prof, Edson is Principal of Arkinda Public School. | — I Arkinda, Sept. 26.—(Special). — ! Prof. Edson has opened up his school ! here again for another term. He has a good school. Mr. Edson is a good teacher, and is liked by all his pup ils. He conducts his school without | much trouble, and don't use much 1 timber in controlling the children, j He uses words instead of sprouts, which has proved to be a success, j Gentle words cut deeper and lasts I longer than anything among school children if used in the right way, and I I at the right time. I _r\_ FATHER OF WOUNDED WOMAN HERE FROM PEN Was Given Leave of Absence from llie Oklahoma Penitentiary. Arrived Yesterday. W. O. Shuffleld has just arrived in this city trom the Oklahoma State penitentiary to visit his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Dowling, who is still In a serious condition from the gun shot wounds inflicted' by her husband W. C. Dowling Friday the 15th of this month. Shuffleld is here on a leave of ab sence granted by the governor of Ok lahoma, R. L. Williams and the Parole i officer and warden of the penitentiary. | He praises to the highest for such lib ' oral clemency, and says in cases of sickness or death those three, the gov. ernor, parole other and warden fre quently prmit such leave of absence, and that he can’t call to memory a single case that has betrayed the trust. i | Shuffleld stated that he highly ap ; predated the view that those officials take In such undertakings. Shuffiehte assistance and presence is badly need* 1 ed at home lh a time Uke this, Is the World Hell - Bent ? One of the most distin- ^ guished writers of the day says it is. WhatDoYouThink? Is Humanity in the Grip of Evil? President Wilson says: “The strongholds of evil and of wrong in the world are not as strong as they look." Governor Dunne of Illinois says: “The world is improving." The Mayor of Boston says : J “We are in the grip of evil." See these great pictures fea turing Jackie Saunders and Roland Bottomley at ROYAL THEATER, OCT, ft.