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Capture German Fortified Positions South of Bainc- British Less Artite—Yew Rut* tie Not limit’,!, New York, April 30.- Tire expected battle in the Champagne region of France, following days of acute gun preparation by ;Ur l'r > forces ■which answered aim > t for shot by the Germans, at last has broken. The French attacked eastward from Rheims today over a front of about 4 miles from the south of Bailie to the east of >!■ 'to Carnillet. and captured several fortivei German trenches. l)eiiv -red at noon the (■Tensive was swift and sharp, and at its conclusion the French line had been driven for ward into territory previously occu pied by the enemy to depths ranging relatively from 500 to 1 <>00 yards. Simultant ously to the east a thrust by the French northeast of Monte Haut netted them a gain of about two-thirds of a mile and p':*.<■ >d them practically astride the Moron villier =-.\auroy road. That the fighting in this region has not yet been brought to a conclusion is indicated by the official statement of the Paris War Office, which announces that artillery duels of violence are still going on. There also has been a continuation of the great artillery ac tivity from St Quentin to the Oise and along the Chemin Des Dames north cat t cf Soissons. British Front Quiet, Little news concerning the situation along the front from Lens to St. Quen tin, where the British for several weeks have made notable gains, lias been vouchsafed in the latest official communications. The London Wat Office tonight merely mentioned the re. pulse of a German attack cast of Arras between Monchy Le Freux and the Scarpe river. The Berlin communica tion dismisses the Arras sector with the assertion that today saw only an artillery engagement of varying inten sity, but it goes to considerable extent into a description of the bloody lights Saturday at Oppy, which it says sti'l remains in German hands and north of the Douai-Arras road, also went, but failed to pass. The -o ASHDOWN ALIEN IHissian-l’ole Joins Guards and Wants to Eight Germany. — One of the most remarkable evi dences in patriotism was witnessed here in the city last week when M. Grabstalt, the Russian shoemaker, who conducts a shoe shop in the Green building, joined the Asfodown company of the Arkansas National Guards Grabstalt is not yet a citizen of the United States, but when he expressed a willingness to join the company- and become a soldier, an attorney was im mediately put to work on liis case and hist first citizenship papers will be taken out in a few days. Grabsta t has been in the United States only about four years, coming to Ashdown from the city of Warsaw, in Polish Russia. He imigrated to this country just before the war and intended to send for his wife and children within a short time. However, during the Ger man occupation of Warsaw, His wife and children were lost and he has never heard from them. They were reported as missing. He is joining this company in hopes that he may have a chance lo go across tlie waters and assist in fighting tHe Germans who are responsible for the loss of his wife and children. Hit little shop will re main closed during the period of his service. He lias had five years ser vice in the Grand Russian army. Let's take off our hats to him. _n_ <K,!>i:\ MAYS Ogden. April 29.— (Special, t- 1. E, Welch was in I ittle Rock Monday. Mrs. Edith Holmes is visiting her son. I. W. Holms at A.Hidown. A. J. Bryant was in Ashdown Friday. Hr. 1. X. Hutt was in Tex rkana Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. B -n Ogden were in Ashdown Saturday afternoon. Misss Addie Crouch and Ethel Smithson attended district conference at Ashdown last week. Do!pli Goodman was in Ashdown Saturday. The Ogden school closes Friday* Programs will be rendrrod at the school audtorium both Thursday and Friday nights. Everybody is invited to attend. Warning Order. In the Little Kiver Chancery Court, Litle River County, Arkansas. Lyd dia A. McFarland Plaintiff, vs Jno. W. McFarland Defendant. The Defend ant, Jno. W. McFarland is hereby 1 warned to appear in this court within thirty (Jo) days and answer the com plaint of the plaintiff herein, Lyddia A. McFarland. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this 16th day of . April, 1917 Chat,. H. park, Clerk, by .(as. H. Williams, D, C. 41 S [HE NATION GALLS, RAISE FOODSTUFFS i — Velvet Beans a Valuable Crop—It Also Furnishes Much Hay and Grain. ! L. W. Osborn, Arkansas Experiment Station. With no assurance that Arkansas will have plenty of feed stuffs to last Tor any great length of time and be cause velvet beans are selling at a comparatively low price, the farmers of the state can well afford to use some velvet beans in the place of :ow peas. Experiments Give Much Valuable Information. While sufficient data has not yet been accumulated to warrant recom mendations concerning the adaptation of the velvet bean to different sods and conditions found in the state, nev ertheless it is interesting to knew that in the experiments undertaken at the mRin experiment station at Fayetteville and at Monticello in co operation with the Agricultural School and 0. C. Randall, county agent, the results of these tests give much val uable information concerning the be havior of different varieties, both in the northern and southern districts of the state. The varieties in both tests were planted in rows four feet apart and the plants were spaced one and one-half feet apart in the row. The test at Monticello was planted May S and the one at Fayetteville a week later. A description and comparison of the time of the most important va rieties grown follow: Important Varieties. Yokohoma, an early variety, began blooming August 11, at Fayetteville, and matured September 25, requiring 130 days to mature. The variety pro duces a large, rather flat, kidnov shaped bean, grayish white in color. The variety yielded fairly well, but should be grown in closer rows than the later maturing and heavier fo liaged types. Wakulla, also an early variety, be gan blooming August 14 and matured October f>. The variety yielded about he same as the Yokahoma. The seeds are somewhat larger than the speck led bean and are mottled. Osceola, a medium maturing varie ty began blooming August 20 and formed large, well filled pods at Fay etteville, by October 1, but failed to mature. The variety was one of the heaviest ylelders of forage in both tests. The variety matured in good season at Monticello and produced a good yield of seed. The seeds of Os ceola are somewhat larger than those of the speckled bean, rather flat, and mottled. The variety is one of thy most promising tested. Early speckled velvet beans, com monly called the 100 day speckled, be gan blooming September 1 and show ed only a few immature pods by Oc tober 0. at Fayetteville. The variety fully matured before frost at. Montl cello and produced a heavy yield cf seed and forage. The seeds are round ish in shape and mottled. This vari ety Is the most common one grown In all except the more Southern sec tions of the Cotton Belt. The variery is considered medium in tiny' of ma turity and is probably safe during av erage seasons as far north as Little Kook. The Chinese variety, considered medium late in time of maturity, be gan blooming September S and pro duced only email immature pods at Fayetteville. At Mor.tieello the pod.', became long and extra heavy, but did not mature. The beans are large and quite similar in appearance to thos" of the Yokahoma. The variety pro- ] dueed a heavy yield of forag - in bo'h • t< ts, excelling the Osceola and Early Speckled to some extent The I.yon Velvet Bean and the Late ] Speckled variety are both late in tim" of maturity. The Lyon variety beg n blooming September 10 at Fayette ville and matured about sixty per r nt of its seed at Monticello. The Late Speckled produced a heavy fn llage and fruited heavily at Mouticel- i | !o, but failed to mature. This varietv Ikgan blooming in early October at F ayetteville. Give Much Hay. The yield per acre of green vines of different, varieties varied from about T.riOO pounds to 18,000 pounds, and air-dry hay from about 4,fi00 pounds to 8,000 pounds. Plant Only in Warm Soil. The crop should not be planted un til the ground Is thoroughly warm. The best results are usually secured by planting the velvet beans in com bination with a crop such as corn or sorghum, which will support the J vines. This can bo done by widening | the rows of corn and sorghum and ! planting the velvet beans through the center. On rich land the beans, when planted in the drill with corn, tend to cover up the corn. Produces Valuable Pasture. The pasture from a velvet bean field and especially a velvet bean-corn stalk field, becomes valuable during , the fall and early winter. Since the i seed Is produced in comparatively large bunches, the gathering of the ! seed is not difficult. The seed and pods, when ground together, make a. palatable nitrogenous feed for live stock worth about one-lialf as much as high-grade cotton seed meal, Music and Enrertainment Particular Pride is felt this year by the Chautauqua committe in the high class and pleasing musical numbers to be presented, Among the companies are MEANS-ANDERSON COMPANY. Edna Means, Eva Anderson and Pearl Lowe in song reading and instrumen tal selections. Sam Schildkrets’ Orchestra and the Harmony Glee Club. CHAUTAUQUA COMES MAY 27, 23, 2 30 and 31 OIL WELL IS LAYING IN i Shooting of Expected Find at Waldron Delayed by Sand. Waldron. April 28.—The shooting of the oil well, 12 miles from here, from which 50 gallons of oil were brought up several days ago. has been postpon ed several day's because of the threat ened caving in of the sides of the well i at a depth of about 1,000 feet, where a stratum of loose sand was encoun tered. Casing has been ordered, and the well be shot as soon as it is in in place. The well is about 2,700 feet deep. It is now proposed to sink another well, about four miles from town and the project will probably be carried ou out if the well on the Benton p'ace proves as successful as is anticipated. Strangers are still gathering here, and their accomodation is taxing the local boarding and rooming houses. B. E. German, who was in this city the first of the week is presi dent of the company bringing in the new well. This is the first oil well to be brought in in Arkansas. Mr. German was formerly an Ashdown man-and owns property here. OrC'HIT.V COMMENCEMENT Governor Brough NVi 11 Address Class of 37 .May 30. Arkadeiphia, April 29.—President C. E. Dicken of Oueliita College today annonnced the order of tlie thirty-first commencement, as follows: Sunday, May 27, baccalaureate ser mon at First Baptist church by Rev. 0. J. Wade of El Paso. Tex.; annual sermon before the Ministerial Associa tion Sunday evening by tlie ‘Rev. J. F. Rorex of Iverness, Fla. May 28 Sen ior Class Day, with exercises in audi torium. May 29, gathering of alumni and meeting of association with ban quet: also tiie annual meeting of the j college Board of Trustees. May 30 tlie j graduating exercises will be held, Gov ernor C. II. Brough delivering tlie ad dress to tlie class. There will be 37 graduates. Begin ning Friday ni'du, May 25. and until Tuesday night. May 29, there will be i enteiTa ir.ments in tlie college auditori t uni. A four-act play by the Dramatic Club and two music programs by con. servator.v students are leading fea tures. MAKE IT nor COR KIRIIV lming Men of Military Age Suggest Governor .line a Successor. ' I Hamburg, .'. mil 28.—More than 20 I young men of Hamburg, all liable to military service under the plans now being considered in Congress, today replied to Senator W. F. Kirby's tele gram to Van Buren people, In which he intimated that those who are urging him to support the president in his plans for military conscription or re sign, are not among those who will do ti.e fighting. The local youths sent to the senator the following telegram. “We the undersigned citizens of Arkansas, all between tlihe ages of 18 and 25 and subject to military duty un der the bill now before the Senate, do urge that you either give your unquali fied support to tlie president on all measures that he has recommended as necessary for the defense of our coun_ try in this hour of national peril, or resign and allow our governor to ap point an American to fill jour place until a special election can he held f^o name as your successor a man wlio will really represent the people of Ar kansas and stand behind t-lm president jn this crisis.” HOYS NEEDED ON FARMS Labor Department Plans to Ent 1,000' 000 to Work. Washington, April 28.—The labor department today enlisted the aid of all the states in organizing its army of a million boys for work on the coun try's farms this summer. Every gov ernor was1 asked to name county or ganizers and to send out proclama tions asking boys to join the force1 which is known as the United Boys’ Working Reserve. -o-— FRANCE HOPES TO HAVE U. S. All); _ I I Marshal Jefl're Says Nation Confident America Will Send Men. Washington. April 29.—Marshal Jof fre said that France cherishes fie said today that France cherishes the confident hope that the flag of the United States soon will be flying on her battle lines. Victories sureto be won by the sol diers of the two republics, once more fighting shoulder to shoulder for 11b : erty, he said, will “hasten end of the war and tighten the links of affection and esteem which ever have united France and the United States.” It was just before the marshal and other members of the French war commisson started for a visit to the tomb of George Washington at Mount Vernon that the correspondents gath ered at the home of Henry White, where the chiefs of the mission are i being entertained as the guests of the ; nation. -o CROPS NEED SUNSHINE i Weather More Favorable East Week— Truck in Fair Condition. Little Rock, April 26.—The week ending April 24 was more favorable ; lor farming, but more sunshine is | needed, according to the weekly synop I sis of weather and crop conditions in ■ Arkansas, issued by the Weather Bu reau. The report follows: “The weather was more favorable this week, the heavy rains the first of the week occuring in the western and central portions, where needed, and light rains in the eastern portions; i but more sunshine is badly needed. In ! these portions corn and cotton planting and all farm work are still front 10 days to three weeks behind, very little planting being done in some places. In other portions conditions were fa vorable. except too cool, and good i progress was made. Corn is up and | doing well , although considerable re., planting is necessary in places. Cotton I is nearly planted and doing fairly well, i hut needs more sunshine. Fruit is re | ported good in nearly all portions, es | pecially apples. Pastures and potatoes are a little backward, but are grow -o son'll CAN WIN THE WAR I - Gilford Pinched Sajs Hixio >l.st Feed Self Next Year. I t - j Atlanta, Ga., April 25*.- ( fford Pin ehot former head of the National For estry Service, told an a; ii.uice at the Second Baptist church here tonight • that if the war lasted for more than a year, “it would be won by the men who plow tile soil of tlie Southland.” “If the South is made self-sustain ing." he continued, “to that the $700, 000,000 worth of foodstuffs which year ly have to he sent here for your people can be sent to the 'liics who are actu ally fighting a' rc ul, the war will he settled. I : Plies Cured In 6 to 14 Days Vour dr gist wilt refund money if PAZO OiNTV ,NT fails to cure any case of Itching, Blind, Bleeding orProtrudin,' Piles in 6to 14days. The tint application gives pase and Kest. 50c. SALESMAN WANTED— ALL OR PART TIME SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY FOR FARMER SALESMEN IN EVERY LOCALITY. EXPERIENCE NOT NEC ESSARY. CASH WEEKLY. WRITE TODAY. PARKER BROTHERS NURSERY, FEYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS WILTON NEWS Wilton, April 30.— (Special.)—The closing exercises of the Wilton High School took place Saturday night, fol lowed by an ice cream supper on the school grounds. The exercises were well attended by the patros of the school and visitors from other p'aces. 1 Prof. A. R. Smith, principal of High j School left Saturday for Friendship, i his former home, for tlr vacation. Misses Gladys Norwood and Nell Cowling of Ashdown visited here Fri day anti assisted in tire program. The remains of Mrs. Dora Holly, I (nee Thompson,) were brought here Saturday from her home in Da., where she died Thursday. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sun day and burial took place at the City j Cemetery. Her mother and brother were called to her bedside but were too late. Mrs. Holly leaves a husband three children, mother, sisters and ■ four brothers to mourn her loss. i Sheriff Waldrop of Ashdown attend, ed the burial of Mrs. Holly here Sun day. Miss Ruth Thompson came in from Cove to attend the funeral of her sist er Friday. W. L. Hedgecock attended the dis' trict conference at Ashdown Satur day. This section was visited by a very heavy rain Monday morning. Mr. Greer of Horatio visited his son here Saturday. Hugh Hedgecock and L. O. Holmes were Ashdown visitors Saturday. Severa dogs have been kil'ed in the last few days on account of the mad dog scare. Mis Bonnie Wheeler who attended I school here returned to her home at Bon Lomond Monday. Misses Mary Freeman, Pearl Dowda, i Annie Kinsworthv and Iola Turner and Homer Coggin of Ashdown were hero ' from Ashdown Friday night. Tiie following have been elected by J the school board as teachers in the , Wilton High School for next term: I Principal. Edward Freeman; grades, Mrq. U. Mosely; primary, Miss Eila O’Neal. 1. S. SI m.'EONS TO El KOBE \/M.M Will he Sent to Aid Allies In Three Months. Washington, April 29.—Plans for sending l.oOO American surgeons to Europe for service in the ailed armies were anounccd tonight by the General Medical Board of the Council of Na tional Defense. The men will bo pick ed by tile American College of Surg ceons, and the aim is to leave them on the firing line within throe months. W. 0. w. NOTICE. Holly Camp number S7, Ashdown, Ark., and Little River Camp number 8lu. Wilton, Ark., will jointly unveil j tiie monuments of Sovereign W. A. i Untie and Sovereign Walter B leer at Hicks School House Cemetery, the first Sunday in May. All Woodmen and Woodmen Circle are requested to be present. And all members of llolly Camp number 87 are requested to meet ! in the ball at. Ashdown at- 1 p. m. on I the above date J. S. FUR.LOW, Clerk of llolly Camp, Number 87, Ashdown, Ark. J. W. RINGGOLD, 31. D. Respectfully tenders his Professional services to the people of Ashdown. ASHDOWN, ARK. A. I). DuLANEY Lawyer Office in Sanderson Bldg. Ashdown, - Arkansas. WE WilL BE PLEASED To Arrange Will! You For the Best Meats Either by Phone ar at Our Counter Try Our Coed Steaks ; City Meat Market A». N. THiLL, Prop FAim LOANS WANTED ONE TO TEX YEARS Interest S l’er Cent LAM) BOUGHT AM) SOLD H. R. YEAGER Ashdown, Arkansas Cough Medicine for Children. Mrs. Hugh Cook. Scottsville, X. Y„ says: “About five years ago whe *we were living in Garbutt, X. Y„ I doctor ed two of my children suffering from cuius with Chamberlain's Congh Rem edy and found it just as represented in every way. It promptly checked their coughing and cured their colds quick er than anything I ever used.’’ Ob tainable everywhere. advfc --o Hanger Signal. If the fire bell should ring would you run and stop it or go and help to put out tiie Are? It is much the same way with a cough. A cough is a dan ger signal ns much as a fire hell. You should no more try to suppress it than to stop tiie fire bell when it is 1 inging. but should cure the disease that can res the coughing. This can nearly always he done by taking Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Many have used it with the most beneficial results. It is especially valuable for tiie persistent cough that so often fol lows bad colds or an at'ack of grip. Mrs. Thomas Beeching, Andrew, Ind.. writes: “During the winter my hus band takes cold easily and coughs. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the host medicine for breaking up these attacks and you cannot get him to ttiKe apy other.” Obtainable every where. » advt The Melting Pot A great drama, esspeclally appro priate this year. It is a play of action It is a play of life and dramatic in tensity Every minuite has something that will hold the auditor in spell bound. Every possibility for humor has been used to the fullest extent. As presented from the CHAUTAUQUA platform it represents perhaps the most interesting event in the history of that institution. It is a story with great dramatic climaxes, of intense human emotions, of humor and of tradgedy. Lectures fTenator iielen Ring Robinson, of Colorado, brings to the Chautauqua platform a great lecture on questions of political life —not a partisan talk, but a talk on how to improve politi cal conditions in general. Chanclellor George H. Bradford, Doctor Dean C. Dutton and other lecturers bring im portant messages, delivered in bril iiant manner.