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The Bast for the Least First Cash Store in Town Money in town. Phone 124 and Cheapest. Phone 124 SEMI-WEEKLY «awwaawwagg«y.-'ixisctt rg—.aav3^aerttxir.v>r;*iirrwm- jhumoo’,rssonxMM** *m » ■BMBBwauaatfe^x*szm1 ■ -i• -rais ■afiagn>..-,wA»^ ^m^-rrm GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, W EDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1917. VOLUME XIX. NUMBER 45. The War In Europe brings home to us the greatness of our own land and its many possibilities. The American farmer is just beginning to realize the importance of Diversification to his success and the success of his country. Careful study of this vital subject will mean much to you, Mr. Farmer, and much to us. Ashdown, Arkansas W. X. HALLER, Cashier $7,000,009,000 Con cress has voted a war loan of Seven Billion Dollars. United States Bonds and Securities to this amount are to he offered for sale to the people of the Nation. These bonds will he free from tax. Two Bil lion of the amount has already been taken up by Banks. The other Five Billion will bear interest at the rate of d 1-2 and will he in denominations small enough to permit of universal purchase by people in every walk of life and occupation. It will probably he several weeks before these bonds will be ready for issue. "When the the proper time arrives, the Banks of this city will eo-operl'te in receiving subscriptions for, andmaki g purehass of bonds for those desiring to secure them. Arkansaw State Bank and First Nation 1 Bank. ASHDOWN, ARKANSAS PALM BEACH and MOHAIR SUITS PANAMA HATS in the latest 4 shaps, Leghorns. All kinds of Straw Hats. Wilson Bros., Shirts and Underwear. Nice Line of Clapp Shoes. M. C. JOHNSON MASS MEETING AT COURT HOUSE TONIGHT Preaching Services Arc Being ( 011 daclcil by Bov. P. !?. Steel of Pine Bluff. There is now being held at the j Methodist church a protracted meet- j iug. Rev. E. It. Steel, of Pine Bluff, is j doing the preaching. It will be re membered by the older people of this part of the county that this was Bro. Steel's first circuit, known at that; time as the Peytonville circuit, and; it is with delight to our people that! lie has left bis large and cosmopoli- j tan church at Pine Bluff and come to us ior this week. Brother Steel’s style of speaking is most impressive. He makes no effort i at oratory, nor to excite the people by sensational methods. He talks direct to the heart and to the brain. His is the most appealing style and his voice is so mellow and pleasing. Every body should should use this opportuni ty to hear him. Those who hear him are delighted with his sermons. Let j Ashdown turn out and hear him. He j speaks at 10 a. m. and 8 p. m. each; day. j ASHDOWN C.1KL HAHKIES _ j Hiss Nolle Dowda and Sam T. Bryant of Hoy Married. The news was received in Ashdown ! last week announcing tile marriage of | Miss N'eile Dowda of this city to Mr. i Sam Bryant of Boy. The marriage o.cured on the 19th at Murfre siboro, I where Miss Dowda was teacliing. The , couple had not intended to announce! the wedding at once, but the news ] leaked. The groom A a prosperous young farmer. The Orffo is well known in this city, which has been,! her home since childhood. She is a slater of Miss Ethel Dowda. The bride's many friends here extend congratula tions. -o DKILL NEAH WILTON Derrick haw Been Erected—Well Will Be Started Soon. Flanders & Ramson, the same peo- j pie who drilled the well near White | Cliffs, have erected a derrick one mile j east of Wi'ton and have let the con tract for an oil well. Work on the well will be started as soon as the drilling contractors with the ma chinery arrive. -o HAD DOB AT WILTON Bit Eight Oogs Monday. Which Were Promptly Shot. A mad dog bit eight other dogs at , Wilton Monday. The eight dogs.1 which were known to have been bitten ! wore promptly shot, and other dog owners are buying muzzle.. -n Ashdown Company Will He Mustered in Tuesday Sight—Mass Meet ing and Program at Court 1: use. The Ashdown Guard Company ex pects to be mustered in by Major Crawford Tuesday night, and wi'l cele brate that event with a mass meeting and recruiting campaign Tuesday, tonight, campaign at the courthouse. Xew members are being added to the company every week. There are sev eral advantages in belonging to the guard over other sections of the army. One of them' is that the officers for the great two million army to be raised by the selective draft plan will bo larg.lv drawn from the guard and regular army units from the rake). The program announced for the night meeting follows: Opening prayer. Rev. \Y. T. Sui’ivan. Opening address, Hon. A. D. Bu Laney . Five minute talks by Judge J. S. Steel, Seth C. Reynolds, D. P. Holmes. H .G. Sanderson, \Y. L. Perkins and W. D. Waldrop. Address, Major Sam Crawford. Administering of oath and muster ing in of company, I Kiihy One of Eight Senators Opposing' l onseription Age Limit is | Open -Amendments Are Added. Washington, April 23.—By Over- j whelming majorities, both the Senate | and House passed late taught the ad ministration bill to raise a war army by selective draft. The final roll call brought into line behind the bill many senators and rep resentatives who had fought for the volunteer system until routed by de cisive defeat of volunteer amendments earlier in the day in both, houses. The Senate, which had voted down the volunteer plan. 6!) to 18 passed the bill by a vote of 81 to 8. In the House the vote aganst the volunteer plan was 313 to 109, and that by which the bill was passed, 397 to 24. The War Department has complete pHn.s for carrying it into effect. Kirby Votes Against Bill. Senators who voted against the bill were: Democrats—Gore. Hardwick, Kirby, Thomas and Trammel'—3. Republicans—Borah. Gross a and LaFollette—3. Total—3. Senator Vardanian of Mississippi, Democrat was excused from voting, at his own request. He did not give a reason. The 24 representatives who voted in the negative were: Democrats—Burnett. Church. Clark, of Florida: Claypool. C'rosser, Dill, Dominick, Gordon Hilliard, Huddles ton, Keating, Sears, Sherwood, Sisson —14. Repub'cantt—Bacon, Hayes, King, LaFoiiette. Lundeen o: Minnesot : Ma son. Iso/nil. Powers—8. Prohibitionist—Randall—1. Socialist—London—1. Total—24. Differ oil Age Limit. As passed by the Senate the measure provides for the draft of men between tli ages of 21 and 27 years, while in the House meamre the ago limits are fixed at 21 and 40. This and other dis crepancies will be threshed out in con forence early next week so that the bill may be signed by the president as soon as possible. Botli Senate and House adopted amendment., just before the final roll calls which would greatly increase ihc pay of enlisted men during the war. The House provision would make their pay $20 a month, and the Senate would iix it at $29 a month. The present pav is $15. In the House at the last moment. Chairman Fitzgerald of the Appropria tions Committee, objected vigorously to tlie appropriation cf $2,000,000,000 carried in the til! for the expenses of the new army and the section finally wa.- eliminated. Mr. Fi-.zgerald declar ed that to place tills vast sum in the hands of the Secretary of War would make of Congress “a mere automaton,'* and promised that if the section were voted down, the committee would pro vide funds promptly in a separate measure. Organization Big Task. Secretary Baker said today that I many problems involved in raising, or-1 ganizing and training the new, army | could not be solved until actual cases | were presented. He said it now seem ed unlikely that the entire 7.000,00 i r more men who will be liable io duty in tile conscript:ve forces could la; enrolled, physically examined and otherwise pass upon exemptions before the process of calling to the colors be j gan. Mr. Baker is inclined to favor the jury wheel system of choosing the men to be called first. When any town ship is called upon for its quota to fill the first 500,000 increment the names of all its citizens, previously legistered for military duty, would be . pla ed in the jury wheel and the prop er number drawn. Examination of that number would then be carried out and enough additional names drawn to (ill lit) the quota with provisions made for exemptions. To ('all Volunteers. | The secretary indicated that pass age of the draft bill would be followed by further vigorous efforts to stimu late volunteer recruiting in the regu lar army and national guard. Presi dent Wilson may issue a proclamation calling for 600,000 or more volunteers' for these branches of the service. Mr., YOU Can cash your cheeks at this bank r.o matter on what bank they may be written. We are always glad to cash the checks which our customers receive and make no charge whatever for the service. ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, Arkansas rT Some new and up-to- date ones. See them at our a LEADER !N STYLE Baker made it plain that the W ar De partment does not plan to appl> the draft to fill up the regular and guaid forces until the supply of volunteers lias been exhausted. Within a month after the enactment of the bill the secretary expects to set the registration date for the cor.seript ive forces. A proclamation will be is sued notifying all men affected to ap pear at the registration places. The election machinery of each community will be used a facilitate registration and the police forces will be employed to bring in those who fall to appear I voluntarily. The department issued a statement today to correct the impression that the army Springfie’id rifle Is to be abandoned for the Britisli Enfield. Tentative contracts have been let, however, for enough modified Enfields to arm the second million men. 'I he Britisli type will he rechambeiod to use American ammunition, and with the change they will be more power ful guns than those used by tlie Brit ish. The department announced also that it had ordered two types of heavy field howitzers of foreign design. The largest American gun of this kind now in use is the six-inch weapon and both of the new guns are of larger size. The | number was not disclosed. ^ U-BOAT SINKS U. S. TANKER Captain ami Ten Nat} Men, Includin' Lieutenant, Are Missing.— Steamer Vacuum Sunk Ln Route to England. London, April 30.—The American oil tank steamer Vacuum has been sunk. The captain and part of the crew and the naval lieutenant and nine Ameri can naval gunners' are missing. The Vacuum was sunk by a German submarine on Saturday while on her way to the United States. The chief mate and 17 of men, in cluding three of the American navy gunners, have been landed. A boat containing the master of the ship and the remainder of the craw, together with the lieutenant and nine naval gunners, is missing. ■The American steamship \racuum, commanded by Captain S. S. llairis of Yaw York, left Yew York on March 30 for Birkenhead, England and car ried a crew of 34 men, of whom 15 were American citizen*, including nine native-born. -o t Trade in Ashdown.