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The Best for the Least First Cash Store in Town Money in town. Phone 124 and Cheapest. Phone 124 SEMI-WEEKLY '. GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1917. VOLUME XIX. NUMBER 18. The War in Europe brings home to us the-greatness of our own land and its possi bilities. The American farmer is just beginning to realize the impor tance of Diversification to his success and the success of his country. Careful study of this vital sub ject will mean much to you, Mr,. Farmer, and much to us. First National Bank Ashdown, Arkansas W. K. HALLER, Cashier __ K. U. S. STRIKE THREATENED Insuli of a Committee Char gel as Oc casion for Strike Vote, r Pittsburg, Kan., Jan. 24.—A vote is ■ being taken to determine wlie .her the ^engineers, fireman, trainmen and con ductors and the shop ciafts cf the Kansas City Southern railroad shall " ^ strike , it was reportou hero today. Alleged disrespectful treatment ot * the committees of the brotherhoods in j negotiations with railroad officials over grievances is given as the cause > for the balloting. While the brother hoods alone are affected by the orig inal frievanre. it was said here today J that the shop employes are act'ni; with tile brotherhoods. -0 NEW LAW HURTS MONROE Many Wholesalers Losing Most of a $2,000,000 Trade. Monroe, La., Jan. 24.—The Arkansas bone dry law will be a heavy blow to the wholesale liquor interests in Mon roe. It Is estimated that about half the liquor shipped out of Monroe went in to Arkansas. One wholesale dealer is threatening to quit business and to turn his place into a motion picture thea'er. Another said he would seek to make up for the loss in Arkansas by going into terri tory he had not heretofore worked. This new territory, however, may soon go the way of the Arkansas trade. The dry territory of Louisiana wjll be abnut all that is lerc Tor the Whole salers here. This means a great re (Ictcition in business and probably the retirement of some cf the firms. The local bus'ness is only a small portion Of that done by the liquor houses here, and is sufficient only lo maintain one or two establishments. It is esti mated that the wholesale houses here did about $2,000,000 worth cif business last year. -o C.ERMANS WORSTED IN SE A FIGHT One Destroyer Wrecked and Seven Way Have Been Sunk. Ymuiden, Holland, Jan. 23.—An en counter occured Tuesday morning in the North sea between 13 German tor pedo boat destroyers and a British flotilla. Sixteen severely wounded Germans have been landed here by a Dutch steam trawler wh'ch took them off the badly damaged German tor pedo boat V-69. The torpedo boat was afterward towed here with 20 dead aboard. The commander died before reaching port, both his legs be ing shot off. The German boats attempted to leave Zeebrugge to avoid the ice, which was very thick. They were im mediately attacked by a large British squadron. The action opened at short range and early in the fight the bridge of th« German destroyer V-69 was swept away by a direct hit, the com mander and two other officers being killed. . 'The V-69 fired one torpedo ar.d was then hit by British shells which knock ed the lunnel flat on the deck and put a hole in the forepart of the ves sel. Her guns appear neb to have been damaged. The crew of the V-69 numbered about GO. It would appear from the siatomepto of the men that seven Other German vessels were sunk. The Y-G9 i belonged to 'ho home fleet. -o TO LIMIT COST OF GOWNS lid Springs Sei: o!muster Wants Out lay Kept Be'utv Five Dollars. lot Springs, Jan. 24.—Superintend ent O. L,. Dunnaway of the public schools has made the girls of the sen ior class a request tlia. they limit the ccst oi their graduation gown to no m ore than $5. He does not believe, considering the high ccst of living, that girls should ask their parents to invast from $50 to $75 in clothes when five dollars will get them a pretty dress. “We have seme girls whose parents cannot afford to expend much money on their daughters when they gradu-1 ate yet they want to look just as nice as the other girls, and if I can get an agreement from the girls that their graduating dresses shall not cost more than live dollars—and they can all look pretty in a gown at that price— the rest w.'ll be easy,” said Mr. Dun naway. -o PI VIC NOTES. The large collection of house plants, comprised of ferns, palms, cactus and var’ous kinds of blooming plants, kept by Mrs. B. B. Norman at her home Edgewood, demonstrates how well srch plants can be kept here in liv ’ng rcoms du. ing the win’er season, A beautiful specimen of the Eucrates L’ly, now in bloom, having as many as thirteen stalks of bloom recently, is attracting the atten’ion of flower lovers cif the town. A public library building with a club room has been proposed and is being d'scv.sscd by the Ashdown Improve ment Club. This year marks the ten th anniversary of the iclub, having been organized1 in 1907, and it is pro posed to build the public library as a memorial of the first decade of the club’s activity. Should these plans be carried out. this will be the greatest undertaking, which the club has yet made in the way of civic improvement. The lone evergreen oak back of the Goldsmith property indicates the beauty and utility of those trees if they could be used as street shade trees. Also the row of water oaks on Park avenue, which in their symetry andi graceful growth demonstrate their possibilities as shade trees even in the i winter season. , Jr* ..*• Senate Pass on a Genera! Kta'.e Hospi tal Bill, Appropriating #200,000 for the Ba lding; Few Senators Joined Fight Against It. Special to the News;. Little Rock, Jan. ho.—The Arkansas Senate Wefeesiay afternoon, went a' it hammer and tongs and fought along old time • paiTirnontarv lines, and a; time it seemed as though a b t of ta basco of another variety was ;o be in jected into the proceedings. The passage of the State General Hospital bill, carrying with it an appropriation of $200,000, t!*c money to. be director through the sale cf State property, be ing thfe feature. This b II was in the middle of the floor with the fur fly ing when the Senate took cut foi lunch, and; it was picked up in the same place in the afternoon session, reported back by the Committee of the whole that it do pass, and over the objection of Senator Edmondson, who sought to have an unfavorable report brought in, went to its third read'ng and passage wi ll only four dissenting votes. The bill was then rushed on over to the House for a reading before the close o. the day’s session. The next light turned out to be no fight at all. It was on the Mcncrier administration bill, to issue evidences of indebtedness to the extent of $750,' 009 for the purpose of carrying for the State’s Indebtedness, and putting the State warrants at par. Senator Mcn crief called at ention to this having been an issue in the campaign and that Governor Brough being elected n it, it had met with the approval or he people. Senators Caldwell. Hes ter, Whittaker an6 Slaughter, 3p-clet in Vs favor. Senator Slaughter stat ing that the State was like an indi vidual. an.1 if it could not pay i s debts :t could not get credit. He stated tha ell merchants have to borrow money :n order to successfully operate their business, and the rne hods of the indi v final must bo applied to the State. The Kirby Digest Purchase. Having now wanned up to the reai issue, the Caldwell bill for the pur chase c,f the Kirby and Castle Digest, which had gone over on Tuesday af ternoon at adjournment, was called up again. It was continued in the Com mit e 3 of the Whole, and the motion by Senotar Ruff to striffe out the sec t'on Parrying a $36 000 appropriation was the subject. The Senate voted this down, and Senator Ruff offered another amendment to reduce it from $36,000 to $24 000. This too was vot ed down and was followed by one to refer the ma'ter to the Judiciary coin mittee, which had once before consid ered the bill and reported 'avorablv. M., 1). & <>. LOCAL WRECKED Trestle Near Glenwood Gave Way Monday—Traffic Delayed. Glenwood, Jan. 25.—A trestle across Caney creek for miles east of Glc-r wood, near Clark Junction, collaps ed Monday while a local freight on the Memphis, Dallas & Gull was cross ing it and precipitated the passenger coach :.ad raboose to the stream below a distance of about 12 feet. None of the JO passengers were seriously in jured. Conduc'or J. L. Booth, of Nash, ville, received a severe blow on the head, but is able to be back c,n his run again. An elderly passenger from Texarkaan was severely shaken up. The mishap closed traffic along the line for several hours and forced the passenger train from Texarkana to Hot Springs to turn back. It was cased, it is believed, when the caboose jumped the track at the end of the trestle, tearing up several timbers. GRADERS MOVE TO MILL SITE Work of Building Big Mill at Dierks Has Keen Started. DeQueen, Jan. 26.—On Wednesday a grading contractor with his assis tants and three carloads of mules left DeQueen for Dierks to begin the work of grading for the new mill site and pond. fThe mill will be of concrete and steel struction of most modern type, and will have a capacity making it one of the most important lumber manufacturing plants In the south. s?n .1 Meeting Held and R. 1*. Lindsay Was Elected 1'residcnt; Another Meet ing to he Held Mext Week; -Mayor Livcsay Resigns. Foreman, Jan. 20.—At the conclus sicn o: the banquet at the Gatliright He e! Monday, the question of the ne ess ty oi a Commercial Club lor Fore man was or light up and discussed - which resulted in the temporary or ganization of tae business men and 1 farmers of this terr.tciy, which will i.'ivt for its object the eneouragemcn. and promotion of any cntci-prise 'or ’ « any move that will be for the better-, meat of the town and the community, i It is necessary for everybody to co-op- ! erate if anything worth while is ac complished, hence the organizaztion or this club. Every citizen and farmer is urged to become a member. ;t. P. Lindsay was elected pr sident. j and W. 15. Coley secretary of the tem porary organization. 1). A. Cock, J. O. | Livesay and \V. B. Coley were appoint ed as a committee to Craft a ccnsti ntion and bylaws for the organiza tion. which will be presented for adop icn at next meeting. L. J. Atkinson and Prof. 1VIA. Matlock were appoint ed as a committee to solicit members fer the club. Another meeting will be held Tues day. January 30th at 2:30, icr ibe pur tution and bylaws icr the carganiza adopt'ng a cons itution and bylaws,’ and the transaction cl’ atty other busi ness that may come b (ore the body. Foreman LoCy Dios. Mrs. D. R. Nufi'cr died at her home in foreman last Friday morning, after a week's illness of pneumonia. The remains were laid to rest in tire Bol larhide cemetery aturday afernoon, funeral services being conducted by Rev. K. C. Rowland, pastor of the Met hodist church. Foreman’s Mayor Resigned. Mayor J. O, Livesay tendered his resignation to the city council at a regular meeting of that body on Wed nesday night., which was accepted. It is unfortunate that the town must lose the services of Judge Livesay as the J official head of our little city at this time, but personal considera ions made it necessary for him to surren der the ofiice. Xo successor has been chosen by the council, but a selection will be made at the next regular meet ing. -o DINNERS’ REPORT LittV River dinners’ Show Rig (lain Over Last Year. The gin report for Little River coun ty up to January 16, 1917, shows 14, 217 bales ginned as compared with 5, 495 to the same date last year. Gin reporter M. if. Draper states that there will be one mere report, which will close the year. COURT AT DEQUEEN Only Three Jury Trials in Civil Cases; Criiinl Jury Finds .’>0 Indietnients. ReQueen. Jan. 26—The Circuit Court, which opened here Monday, has proven so far to be a light one. There were only three jury trials in civil cases. A number of legal questions were passed upon by the court. At the opening of the court there were only three prisoners in the coun ty jail. One of these. Roy Christian pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing a hcirse, and received a sentence of one year in the penitentiary. The grand jury returned 50 indict ments and adjourned Thursday after noon. It is said that there were no indictments of more than passing in terest. Court will likely finish all business in three days next week. —-—o DISTRICT CONFERENCE Held Here April 26-29; Will Be Fol lowed by Revival Heelings. -r < The Rev. S. K. Burnett, pastor of the Methodist church, announces that the district conference will be held in this city April 26-29. The conference will be followed by a revival meeting, which he expects to continue for two weeks. PguI try and Pigs v. .11 supply the iable, buy the groceries and put mousy in the bank lor you. These wall pay the lulls and mortgages and make cotton your cash crop. The North has prospered under this system. The South wi 1 too. Let's do our share. The Arkansas S ate Bank i3 ready to back any farmer who desires to succeed in this way Und will gladly supply funds for stock, poultry, seed and ether necessities. Call and see us about it. We have a splendid little book for you. ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, Arkansas 36 Inch Light and Darks Worth 15c NEW PATTERNS Guaranteed Cloth for 121c Yd. W. L. LINDSAY The Right Place Ashdown, Ark. WILSON CONSIDERS TOl’R May Make Several Speeches on His Peace League Plans. Washington, Jan. 24.—President Wilson has taken under consideration a suggestion M-.&t after Congress ad journs lie make speeches in different parts of the country in a campaign ot education in connection with the ideas expressed in his address on peace be fore tlie Senate. Cfficials said today the president has reached no conclusion and will rot for several weeks. --o---— NATION-WIDE HI NT EOll JOBS Jobs for the Jobless Soldiers Was Be gun by Employment Bureau. Washington. Jan. 24.—A nation-w.ide hunt for jobs for jobless soldiers soon to be mustered out of the border serv ice was begun today by the employ ment bureau of the Department or • Labor. Secretary Wilson's experts sent out instructions to all subordi nate officers in the country to keep a sharp watchout for available places for the returning guardsmen and to help also in finding places for relativ es of guardsmen who remain on bor der duty. -o Death at Winthrap. Winthrop, Jan. 25.— (Special).—G.M. Ashford died Friday and was buried at the Camp Ground cemetery Satur day. ^ REJECT WILSON PROPOSAL Committee Again Votes Against Anti Strike Legislation. Washington Jan. 24.—Per the second time the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee, considering railroad legis lation today declined to approve a pro vision suggested by President Wilson forbidding a strike or lockout, pending investigation of a labor controversy. The vote was 10 to 5 with three Dem ocrats— Undierwood. Smith of South California and Thompson—voting with the Republicans in the negative. Ten days ago the committee reject ed this provision, 7 to 3. A further effort may be made to win the commit tee’s approval and if this is unsuccess ful a fight will be made for the pro vision When railroad legislation reach es the floor of the Senate. -o TO ENFORCE NEW LAW Sheriff Will (live Copies of Bone-Dry Measure to Deputies. Pine Bluff. Jan. 28.—Sheriff 1R. H. Williams says that as soon as the “bone-dry” laws becomes effective he will furnish his deputies with a copy and instruct them to strictly enforce the law in Jefferson county. The new prohibition measure has been the prin cipal topic of conversation on the streets, in clubs and at various gather ings. - * a- -.