.unfit; $25,000 Approp
riated for Expenses.
Special to the News;
Little dock, Feb. 21.—No matter
what legal steps are taken, there will
be a Constitutional Convention in Lit
tle Rock, to open Nov. 19. That much
is as-orod, no:withstanding the point
of order raked on the passage of the
hill in ;k:> H .use by Representative
Jok ian county. He
maintained that the bill, which car
ries an appropriation of $25,000 for
the expenses of the convention, re
quired 67 cotes, or two-thirds, of all
elected to the house, to be legally
carried, The bill was declared pas
sed by Speaker Cazort cm a Vote of
54 to 40, be holding that only a ma
jority was necessary, it being con
sidered by him a necessary expense
of the government.
Governor C. II. Brnugh and many
legal authorities sustain the ruling of
Speaker Cazort and fill expect the
Supreme court to sustain the ruling if
a test case is carried to the Supreme
Court. These authorities do not class
the appropriation for the Panama-Pa
cific Exposition building as the same,
hence the Supreme Court ruling in
that case is not germane to the ques
tic.n. The State Capital case of State
vs. Sloan, is directly in line, and the
decision will probably govern If the
case is carried higher.
It now appears as though there will
bo no contest, but should there be, and
the Supreme Court rules against the
bill, it can destroy only one section—
♦ he appropriation. The legality of
uia portion of the bill providing for
the Convention cannot be questioned.
The Convention can then assemble,
and Governor Brough can declare an
emergency appropriation to defray the
expenses, depending upon the legisla
ture of 1919 to care for the deficiency.
There has already been a bill in
troduced into the House to govern the
contest for seats in the convention.
This bill will prevent anyone spend
ing money on a candidate, or any
interest exerting influence for candi
Question which will be considered
by the Convention are now being free
ly discussed. It is admitted that some
steps will be taken to give relief now
possible only at the hands of the Gen
eral/^-sembly, bjl increasing the au
ih>cJ of quon»Pi courts, or in some
oUr larmejf. any thus saving the
ti» • Assembly-now devotes to the
cm ation of local bills. Another
f the length of terms c.f office.
■gates are expected to provide
terms, with a provision that
, or any one ccnneated with
shall be a candidate while
office. A session of the legis
• ery four years, with salaries
legislators, is another sug
■iiange for the Constitution,
dates for seats in the Conven
e springing up all over the
The class of men announcing
ytir- ^ Ives demonstrate the wisdom
fat tile small per diem provided for.
Only the men who cannot be influenc
ed by the per diem ".re offering as
candidates, while i1' the daily stipend
had been greater than $4, many would
1 for the financi
K. C. S. Time Card.
Xo. 1. south bound, .5:30 a. m.
Xo S, south, . 6:17 p. m.
Xo. 4. north .3:34 p. m.
Xo. 2, north .11:59 p. m.
if' INTERNED GERMAN VESSELS AT NEV,
r—rr.—-—-——---:-:>■ . ........ . ,
From left to right: The Prince Joachim, Prince Eitel Friedrich Koenig Wilhelm II,
lying off One Hundred and Thirty-fifth street and North river, New York. Note the Aliema?
constant vigil is being kept by the neutrality squad and the police to see that none of the ships* -v
run for sea. The ships undergo a thorough inspection daily. •
Writer Believes That Office of T>e!c
sr.ite to Convention Slionid
(Seek file Man.
Editor Little (River News.
In your issue of Feb. 17th, you
called attention to the resolution pas
| sat by the present General Assembly
calling for a Constitutional Conven
tion to be held in next November.
Your remarks on the importance cf
this subject were well said, and the j
patriotic, intelligent citizens of the'
state should give deep thought to this,'
the foundation of our state govern
What the United States govern
ment is today, is due to the patriotism
and wisdom of the great men who
framed its constitution. While the
science of government is a subject to
which the best brains of man have
been given, for the past three thous
and yeans or more, yet the great j
changes in man’s condition because ,
of the great progress he is making, j
necessitates such a change in govern- j
ment as will meet these changes, and j
hence a government though good for j
the time, must be progressive, and at
long intervals materially changes its
The constitution of 1S74. which was j
l framed by some of tiie most patriotic
and brainy men that ever officiated in
the state, was framed to meet the cr>n
I dition in which the state was left after
| the overthrow of the “Carpet-Bag
| Rule.” It was good and sufficient for
the time and for many years after its
adoptirn, but vhe rapid progress, made
by the state in the last twelve or
fifteen years in all its industries, has
demanded new laws ro meet the needs
of these changed conditions. Many
j of these needed laws could not be
passed by the Legislature, because of
a conflict with the Constitution.
Though our present condition can
he amended, it provides that only
three amendments can be submitted
at' each general election. This limit
J prevents the people from enacting
come very much needed laws, and it
was this condition which influenced!
\ the Legislature to pass this very wise
^ . e-sol■ tion.
j The welfare of every home, every
c nnu.nity., every town, every county,
: every school, every church and every
industry in the state depends on good
government, and as the constitution
During the coming
week beginning to
day we will give 50
votes with each 5c
drink at our soda
. i fountain.
r CHANCE To BOOST YOUR VOTES- GET BUSY
ST IS GROWING WARMER EVERY DAY
till An Opportunity For
V G compa!
is the iouudati: n upon which this gov
ernment is to be erected, and as all
statutory law must conform to its
requirements, it is the duty of every
citizen to take an interest in this very
In June, the counties will be re
quired to select delegates to the Con
stitutional Convention which will
meet in Little Rock in No
vemben. While every citizen ought to
taka an interest in every election even
to the lowest office, we believe the
election to be held in June for the
selection of delegates ought to concern
our most intelligent and patriotic
thoughts. This election will be far
more important to the citizens of the
s ate than any presidential or state j
election could be. We are laying a'
foundation which is expected to last j
thirty or forty years.
As patriotic citizens, our duty is to
select the best men for this all-import
ant work-—men who are broad-minded'
and conservative and who have given
much thought to the science of gov
ernment and who will be controlled
by no influence but that of the wel
fare of the state. Will the voters of
Arkansas act patriotically and intel
ligently in this matter? Will Little
River County select the best material
she has. The example set by Pulaski
Caunty is one which should recom
mend itself to every county in the
state. Let the office seek the man.
Men of one idea should be cut out. Let
• lie various communities of the coun
ty meet in mass, or by delegates and
agree on a man. This matter is so
impor'ant, that indifference towaiC i:
is a crime.—Citizen.
.V. I. C. MEETS
Miss Norwood fVirc a Demonstration
to the Ladies of flic Club.
The Ashdown Improvement Club
met in the club room Friday, Febru
ary 17, at 3:30. The program was
postponed until March 2nd, and had a
business meeting on this afternoon,
the subject discussed was the building
of the club home.
Mesdames P. H. Phillips, I. W.
Holmes and .T. T. Burlingame were
hostesses, assisted by Miss Gladys
Norw. od. Miss Norwood gave a de
mons’ ra• ion of rod hot salad. After
this demonstratin was a Valentine
contest i:i which each person wrote a
verse each lino rhyming with their
s’lriuanos. II •. Ethel Sims won first
i>r '/e. T o 11 o vlng is her verse:
upon thd limbs;
A flower. ird. the woodland dims,
A small r-sh a the brooklet swims,
And maiu' look for their favorite
Hats for u ho milliner trims,
Some wide, r maybe narrow brims,
• ancles or whims,
Vve chant :cir praises in words an
Bicycles nc v run upon their rims,
Automibi ;S speed with all their,
Springs 111.* a fairy tale by Grims”,
The room was decorated in hearlw
A red hot salad and cherry ice weno
served with flags for favors. \
Special to the News.
Wilton, Feb. 2.’.—A mgjai- crowd of
young people were highly entertained
last Saturday night at the hospitable
homo of Mrs. W. H. Charlton, the
guests being members of Mrs. U.
Moseley’s Sunday school class. A
large hay wagon furnished by Mr.
Winfield Mills conveyed the crowd
from their home .o Mrs. Charlton’s, a
distance of one and cne-lialf miles.
The chaperones being Prof, and Mrs.
A. R. Smith. Tiie house was beauti
fully dcrorated in hearts and cupids,
as it was Valentine week. Music was
furnished by Mrs. Charlton’s1 piano
player. Games were iudulgec/in, priz
es being won by Mrs. Smify and Mr.
Fred Lee. Mrs. Chari toil/ a nidi her
daughter, Miss Beatrice!,/never do
tilings by halves, and th«r efforts to
entertain were most sue /ssful at this
time. Delicious'. chocol;l.e and cake
and home-made ^mdyJ^heart shapes
The Womans’ Missionary Society
held the regular meeting on Tuesday
afternoon. Several* items of interest
were discussed. Tiie president, Mrs.
Charlton, was t’n^ leaner. Pslam CV \
was read, followe/r! by prayer. Papers !
on .Topan were BWd. A committee of
three was appo't >d by the president
to get up, missionary program in the
near future, arciety meets the next
regular meeting with Mrs. A. R. Smith.
Linden Gui«e left Thursday for
Dr. Gorham nf Ben Lomond passed
through her® Wednesday enroute to
Dr. P. S./Holmes was a visitor at
l/tayettc at Wilton.
Wil :n ./Feb. 21.—(Special.)—There
w'll be a fingram here Saturday night
at the :/ ol auditorium, consisting
of a pin) o, music and other enter
taining fea ures.. All are invited.
I VRKINDA NEJYS.
Art I , Feb. 23.—(Special).—W.L.
Powell ivas here fricim Texarkana
Wsl er Green returned from Honey
Crov/ ::ark; :a Wednesday,
bijf. ;.i.d Mrs. David Wright were
if s •..day from Hugo.
•a ration made in Wednesday’s
Mr. and Mrs. Fuquai cpm
it from McNab was a mistake
by the printer, about Mrs. Fu
ji ■■ ?r. Fuaqua came alone. He has
ui' wife. We ask the editor to mentfon
'( or t':e benefit of Mr. Fuqua.
Tie little boy of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
/AVrii.ht, who has been sc dangerously
k or several weks is no better.
Hefei.?t lodgers Is right sick now.
I . L. Jennings is still wanting to
L. ft. Fortner was hers from .Hovel
FREE TO EVERY
In order to introduce our price list
of big’’ grade Me#i can Cigars, we are !
going to send postpaid, or by prepaid
• .press, a sample box of twenty genu
i ic imported Mexican “Cigarros do
Hoja” to every one sending names of
six fi-: u. l: who smoke, and enclosing
wo dimes to cover' import duty, gov
rnment tax, c’c. Extra boxes $1.00^"
aWnCy Returned if Dissatisfied. Dini
es must be wrapped in paper or^we
won’t be responsible for loss ini the
mail. Positively only one box sent to
each person on these terms. Addfess,!
TORREON IMPORTING CO., Fort I
w«ws ifTexas, Box 497.. adv I
its fish X.
. hg liis purchass
% . t all times for inspec.
b< *iio guiKO wardens. Tha deafe.
must pay 1-1C of one per cent on each
pourfB of fish purchased, into the
Game fish is protected so that any
thing less than II inches in length in
jack salmon, pike, and black must be
thrown back into the water, and less
than eight inches cn trout, crapple,
white perch, and stripped bass, land
6 inches on sunflsh. The limit on
channel catfish and drum is 2 pounds,
and carp and buffalo 3 pounds.
Dynamite and drugs are barred, as
is the high powered rifle. The annual
bag limit on deer is two, bear one, and
four turkeys. The daily limit of
squirrel is 15, pheasants' grouse,
prairie chicken, when they may be
killed, is 5. Twenty quail, duck and
doves may be killed in one day. Twen
ty-five is the limit on trout, bass,
crappie, and white perch, for one idlay.
Hunting dogs are protected, and
the theft of one that is registered is
considered grand larceny and it t is
also grand larceny to imitate license
tag, or change o,ne.
The game commission has power
to make rules regulating shipment of
game, and will permit fish to be ship
ped out for stocking streams cf other
states. The commission is also em
powered. to appoint and dismiss war
dens at will, who shall have authority
to make arrests in any county while in
the pursuance of (heir duties.
Good for Constipation.
Chamberlain’s Tablets are excellent
for constipation. They arc pleasant
to take and mild and gentle in effect
Obtainable everywhere. adv
NEW SHOE SHOP:
I will have my shoe shop in
operation by Feb. 10, and
will repair all shoes and
harness right. Will install
all modern machinery.
'•KBh vn v ?*cr.v;nranmv*-rrmKammmmmm
I Cheap and big can Baking Powders do no
save you money. Calumet does—it’s Pun
and far superior to sour milk and soda
Office in Sanderson Bldg.
Ashdown, - Arkansas.
IH. E. HUDDLESTON,
Office in First National
ti3od lor the Whole raimly |
‘'Granny” CLamlcrlain "A good cough remedy is one that can he
depended upon to cure coughs. Not one
that cures some particular cough, but coughs in general.
It must be a cough remedy that can be relied upon fpr all the
different coughs that are so prevalent. While the causes of all
coughs are primarily the same, yet the condition of the patient
is what makes the difference in the nature of the cough itself.
Coughs of healthy persons are easier to cure than the coughs of
invalids. The powerful convulsive cough of a large man is
harder to cure than the cough of a baby. If you get a remedy
that will cure a large man’s cough and yet not be too powerful
tor the baby, you have a good cough remedy.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
is just this kind of remedy. It is good for any member of the
family. It relieves coughs of all kinds. It is the product of much
thought and study to produce an ideal cough remedy. It is com
posed of things which cure easily and soothingly without harm
ing the most delicate tissues of the throat. It acts as easily and
safely on the young as on the old, and is the ideal remedy for
coughs, col/ds, croup, influenza, whooping cough and bronchitis.”
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