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:: Ashdown, Arkansas \Y. K. HALLER, Cashier :j.
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To Suppress Open Muiller Bei’use 0*
License Pool Hall, Ollier
Business Trans
The city council met in regular ses
.s'on Tuesday night and transacted a
volumn of new business as well as
tiie routine. J. M. Johnson, one oi
the water commissoners, was present
and a discussion was entered into with
regard to Hushing the mains for the
purpose oi cleaning up the water on
account of numerous complaints with
regard to by users. The lire depart
ment also wanted a freer use of water
for practicing. Mr. Johnson stated
that material had arrived to connect
up the other pumps and that it would
scon be possible to do more flushing.
Two fires during the month were
reported by the lire department, both
of which had been successfully con
trolled before serious damage was
done. The boys have been practicing
three days each week, and have re
sponded promptly to all lire alarms.
The majior was instructed to hire
a man to c ,ean off both cemeteries as
so.on as one could be found.
A check which had been received
from a party in Louisiana for pool
hall license was ordered returned with
tiie instructions that pooi hulls in the
future would be prohibited. The last
legislature passed an act giving towns
that authority. The old pool hull lnie
recently gone out .f business voluitar
i y, and it was thought to be the best
time when it would cause no financial i
loss to pass prohibitive laws.
An ordinance was passed to cause
motor vehicles to keep their mufflers
closed in town, thus preventing un- i
necessary noise. This is a rcguluti n
enforced almost everywhere.
Omni Its TO FOOT
Captain Harris ami Ollier Local Oi'lic
ci s Will Train at Litlic Hock.
(’apt. (i. ('. Harris of Company I lias
received an order t:. report at Ft.
Hoots at the ofticers' training camp
on the 10th of July with a number of
(he company ofticers for training. They
will remain l'or twenty days. Those j
who will go are: ('apt. Harris. Lieu
tenants J. Toland and Hen Sa’n of
Nashville with two sergeants from |
that place. From Ashdown the follow-,
ing will go: seargeants Clyde Phi!- j
lips. Miller Johnson. Kennie Waldrop,
ing will go: sergeana Clyde Phil
| lips. Corporal Hugh Hedgecock. Me
| chanic Hal Perkin*, Cooks Walter
| Caulder and Rufus Cooper.
Only l'> Ships of Over 1,(>00 i ons Sunk
in Last Week.
London, July 4. Tho weekly ship
ping summary issued today shows that
15 British merchant ships of more
than 1,600 tons w :>rc sunk and five
vessels of less than that tonnage
Eleven fishing vessels alst, were lost.
Field Marshal von Hihdcnburg's
prediction on liis return from Austrian
headquarters that Germany's enemies '
“would be forced to make peace in
the not too distant future if the Ger
mans held their ground until the sub
maiine bad done its work," received!
a prompt and convincing reply in the
weekly figures of sinkings of vessels!
issued today. The total was the
sura lest in sSvcral weeks. The cnncln-i
sion has been reached that it is im-,
possible for t'iie submarine to obtain !
any average of sinkings which will
have an appreciable effect on tlio [
overseas communications of the al-!
The total of 20 merchant ships sunk '
compares with 28 the .previous week, I
and 12 for each of the two weeks pro
The probably heavy falling off in
tonnage sunk is emphasized by the'
fact that, in contrast with the 15 ves- |
sols of more than 1,600 tons now re- 1
ported sunk, the sinking of 21 ves- j
sels :n this c'ass was announced last j
week 27 the week previous and 22 the
week before that.
It is not until the report, of June j
2 is reached that figures as low as
those for the current week are en
countered. In the height of til ■ de
structive submarine campaign in
April. 4u large vessels were sunk in
one week and 38 in anoth er, while j
the total of large and small vessels
reached 55 in tile week ending April !
Last SI. Louis Race Riots Seem at an
l!nd. \'o Volitional Troops.
St. Louis. July !>.- Both Adjutant
General Pickson and the local au
thorities believe there will bio no fur
ther outbreaks and no additional
troops will be ca'led.
Authorities estimate that more
than half of the city's negro popula
tion lias left. Many negroes tied .
over tlie bridges into St. Louis. Mo..1
during Monday night's rioting, and j
thousands were escorted out of the j
city by the military authorities yes-,
terday. Scores of homes in the ne
gro sections are deserted. Many left
today. It is estimated that before!
the rioting more than 20.000 negroes j
lived in Last St. Louis. Negroes re
maining in town today were unmo
Hundreds of visitors from St. 1
Louis. Mo., across the river, camq to
day to look over the acres of charre'd j
debris which formerly was ‘Black
Va'ley." _ . . . . j
$50,000 VERDICT
Uin I’ersonnl lii.Uirj Suh Tried lit
—Urnml Jiirj Adieiirnei, Wed
iK'-da;, Finding
The grand jury adjourned Wednes
day forenoon after having been in ac
tual sessicai only two days. They re-j
potted having examined 47 witnesses |
and finding only 2.7 indictments. .Most
of these indictments were for mis- j
demeanors. This is a record and in- j
dicat.es that crime lias been on the ebb j
in this county during the past six
A few cii if cases were disposed of
Tuesday, prominent among which were 1
the following:
A. If Bishop vs .Tno. \V. Guice ct :il
; Verdict was found f ,r plaintiff for
I $28(1.4b. and that money belonged to
. Mrs. Guice.
1 A. H. Hambleton. vs K. C. S. Dis
Hill iA- Harper vs McDonald Ran
i son. Verdict for plaintiff lor $200.
Ilrllllilgc Suit.
j The personal injuiy suit, of .Nick
| l.oinen vs the Kanins City Southern
1 nil way was placed on tri.il Wed
nesday morning r nd closed Thursday
night, with a verdict for the
plaintiff for $5o.oou. The amount
i sued for was $00,000. This was
j the largest verdict of the kind
ever rendered in tliic, exurt and equals
' the highest verdict over returned in
Arkansas, which was secured by Ex
i Governor Jeff D. vis. in the noted
I Brown case a number of years ago.
■ This case had been transferred from
Joplin, Mo., on account of the gieat
length of time required in that state
to get a case reviewed by the supreme
.court, and tile defendant not being ab'e
I to wait. The jury was efut only a short
I time before returning a verdict. Lein
I en was represented by ('has. Stephens
of Columbus, Kansas. He was as
i sisted by A. 1). DuLaney as local at
I torney. The council for the railroad
; was J. B. McDonough of Ft. Smith.
! Mr. Stephens conducted the case in a
I masterly way. A. D. DuLaney was
■ complimented on his summing up of
the evidence in iiis eloquent argument.
The argument o.“ Mr. Stephens was one
j r.f the best ever heard in the local
i courtroom, as was that of the able
I McDonough. Leman was a brakeman
oil the K. C. S. and received his in
.iuiit.i while at work near Joplin Nov.
22 His skull was badly fractured from
| the base to the fC,rehead with also a
I cross fracture. He livas but is a ment
al and physical wreck. The testimony
of the defense showed that the
I emergency signal and the emer
| gency act in stopping the train on
; which Leinen was braking wore un
, reasonably far apart, thus throwing
; him from his p'ace and causing the
injury, which will permanently blight
I his life.
The court appointed the following
1 as jury commissioners for the next
[term: H. L. Toland, Geo. Burris. J.
I N. Honnell.
j Court adjourned until Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Honsucker, Miss
Mary Gilliam and Mrs. Arch Stewart
j motored over from Loekesburg Sun
| day to visit Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Drift,
I Bonnie Jean returned home with them.
Take 117,776 1’risonriS' Lose Only
.ll.Bss Boring War.
London. July 5. -Since the begin
ning of the war the British have
taken 117,776 prisoners, exclusive of
natives taken prisoner in the African
campaigns, many of whom have been
released, said Major General F. B.
Maurice, director of military opera
tions, at the War Office today. The
British have lost to the enemy, r> 1 ,t»SS |
men. including Indian and native |
troc.ps. These figures take in all
theaters of war.
The British have captured 7;>h guns
during th war and lost 11!::. Of the I
guns lost, 67 were recaptured and of j
the 66 remaining in enemy hands, 84 j
were lost by the British on the West
front early in the war.
“The British have not lost a single
gun on the West since since April,
1915,” said the general.
Two Cliildmi Near Cerro lionlo Kil
led l»j l.iulitniiiir Tlmrsdaj
Moriiiau \\itile ai
Winthrop. July ti. -The 1J or 1-1
year old son of .1. 1!. Martin cl’ Hora
tio was drowned at Greenwood Shoals
near this place the 4th ot July while in
bathing with other boys. Tile parents
of the boy are well known and promi
nent people. Wlble full particulars
were not learned it was learned that
lie was a member of a e .mpaiiy o. Hoy
Scouts, and were all on the river with
a scout- master. The man left the
boys cautioning them j.fit to go in the
wrier lin'd bis return, tut the hoy
cl -w lit'd of waiting and went i:
Childien hittcil.
Two tittle daughters at Mr. and Mr
Henry Finley of near Cerro Gordo
I were struck by lightning and instantly
| killed Thursday morning' during' a
I thunder storm They were p'eying
| together beneath a tree when struck.
Civil, \\ Vi: II \S BKC.CN IN ( Ii 1 N \
! Northern 'loimichists and Southern
Hepublican- in ( 'lush.
S’an Francisco, July Reports of a
! clash between loyal troops of the re
I public and the soldiers of the emperor
over t.ho restoration of themonarchy in
China reached here today in a ca
J blegram received by tin Young China.
| a local newspaper. According to the
cable tlie nertheru army lighting for
| the emperor is commanded by General
I Cheong Fun, whi’o the southern troops
united to proserv■■ the republic are
j commanded by General Chuck Wong
Y uen.
According to the safne report the
Manclnis plan to govern by constitu
j tional monarchy and existing treaties
| with foreign countries would be rec
j ognized. According to a message re
ceived today by the Chines? National
| ist League. President Li Yuan Hung
I lias issued a proclamation that he will
, lay down his life In the fight for the
| preset vation of the republic rather
j than submit to the restoration of a
Kiithiislustie Crowds Watch Itnttnlioii
March Through City's Streets.
j Paris, July 3.—The American troops
t now at a French port will begin go
ing to training camps fra- instructions
behind the lines by the end of the
week. Tlie first contingent may start
thence after tlie Fourth of July cele
A battalion of American troops ar
rived in Paris this morning to parade
tomorrow. The Americans ware greet
ed by wildly enthusiastic crowds
when they marched to Neuilly bar
| racks, where they were quartered.
Headed by their own band, the so -
diets carrying their rifles and field
packs, fell in and inarched off to tlie
I barracks. The crowds waved Ameri
can and French flags. Hundreds of
Americans were in th? throng.
Girls hiss Soldiers.
As tlie troops swung through tlie
streets French girls pinned boquets
and American Hags on the soldiers’
breasts. Flowers were scattered along
tlie route. Tlie band played “Yankee
Doodle,” "Dixie” and other American
airs. French soldiet# on leave grasp
ed the hands c.f the Americans and
marched beside them.
Several times groups of shop gi’ is
on their way to work, slipped through
the police lines and kissed tlie sol
diers. to their great embarrassment
Now and then an American voice
would be eliard calling out: "Hello
boys.” "Welcome to Paris,” or
"Good Luck.”
The soldierly bearing of the men
impressed the military observers
They were lean and brown, and the
new field packs gave them quite a
different appearance? from Itritish or
continental soldiers.
01 Alil» PLANS 4 II VNOLI)
Militia Will Be .Mustered In as Was
Originally Announced.
Washington, Jnty 4.—The original
plan for assembling the National
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For Great Fast ami West Koad Peo
ple From Little Piter
and Other Counties
I Nashville, July 4.—One o! the great
est good road meetings ever held in
this section of the state was held m
this city yesterday, when about one
hundred and fifty visitors fr;,m Tex
arkana, Hot Springs, Ashdown, Fara
loma, Mineral Springs. Brownstown.
Murfreesboro and Glemvood came here
to meet with the citizens of Nashville
and Howard county for the purpose of
increasing the interest in the proposed
highway from Texarkana to Hot
Springs, via. Nashville.
The visitors all came to this city in
j cars, the largest delegation being
from Texarkana. Thete were al-Ait
iitteen cars reported Bom that city.
The meeting was held in the taber
nacle in the rear of tins Christian
church, where comfortable seats were
available for the entire crowd, among
whom were many of ours*most promi
nent fanners and many of the business
men of the city.
Hon. J. U. Sam welcomed tne guests
to the city, and made a nice litt e
iutriductory talk, after which he in
troduced Holt. Hamp Williams, of Hot
Springs, who delivered a splendid talk
('ii good roads in general, and especial
ly boosted the project in hand. ilis
talk was a gem and was well received
by tile audience. Alter .Mr. Williams’
talk. Stuart Wilson and W. A. .\lc
t’aitney, of Texarkana, made very in
teresting talks. The meeting was
then adjourned until after dinner.
State Highway Commissioner. W.
15. Owen arrived on the no,in Iron
Mountain train and made a splendid
talk, explaining ful.y how to procure
federal aid in tlie building of permit-*
nent roads. His address was followed
by others, among whom was C. O.
Carpenter, of the board of trade of
The \isitors all state that the roads
are in splendid et ndition considering
the construction, and all seem to think
that an improved highway through the
county would be easily and cheaply
built, as the material is near at hand]
for the construction.
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(iuanl at its divisional trn-.nng camps
in three increments, will be carried J
out. according to Secretary Baker, al- ,
though the entire force will be drafted
formally into tin* army of the United !
States on the same day to prevent ,
confusion and injustice in the relative
rank of guard officers. The mobiliza
tion dates are July 15, for the Eastern
section of the country; July 25 for
the central section, and August 5 for
the West.
linker (Hiisiders I’lniis Which ITob
aihlj Mill He known Today.
Washington, July 5.—Arrangements
for the select i n tor draft in the new.
national army were taken u.p tonight
i by Secretary Halter and I’ronist Mar
shal General Crowder.
I The drawing will be held in Wash
j ington, and it is expected a statement
i covering the method wi 1 he made to
! morrow.
Organization of the local and dis
trict exemption boards, arrangements
of registration lists and ether pre
liminary work inusi he completed
first. This may be done by Saturday
Reports today that selections alreadt
had been made probably arose because
some boards have numbered their reg
istration cards and are publishing the
CHAM* .11 in KKIMtHT
For the July Term. 1917, Little liher
County Circuit Court.
To the honorable J. T. Cowling, Cir
cuit Judge:
We. your Grand Jury for the Ju'y
term. 1917, for our report beg to sub
mit the following:
We have investigated all crimes that
have come to t.ur knowledge, of which
we had knowledge or received in
formation and in so doing have ex
amined 47 witnesses and have re
turned 20 indictments.
We have examined the Courthouse
and Jail and find them to be in good
repair and sanitary condition: we
have also examined the poor farm and
find the inmates contented and well
eared f. r; we find the houses and farm
to be in good condition with the ex
ception of the house the negroes oc
cupy. We recommend that a new roof
be placed upon this house and if the
County Court deems it advlsab’e, to
tear away part of the negrt house and
make the remainder thereof more
comfortable The well is also in bad
condition and we recommend that it
be repaired.
Wi have carefully examined the re
port of the commissioners of accounts
and are glad to report to the court that
all collecting officers have made full
and complete settlement. We liud
the records of the county are being
neatly and accurately kept, and the
constables and justices of the peace
are making their reports as requited
by law.
We desire in conclusion to thank the
court and ail the officers of tiie court
lor their many courtesies, and espec
ially do we wish to thank our Bailiff,
Mr. Jim (’liewiling, fc,r his attentive
ness and willingness to administer to
our wants, and now having completed
our duties, we respectfully ask to b*
discharged. (
Respctfully submitted,
* Ar J. RUSSELL, Foreman# ]

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