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LITTLE RIVER NEWS'
Published Wednesday and Saturday « It A V E $ & 6 It A V E8, Editors and Publishers. Entered at the postoflice at AsU iown. Arkansas, as second-class mail Subscription P.-ice Per Year, j ' $1.00, In Advance. One of the first wrecks of the war is the socialist party according to all reports- Pro minent socialists are withdraw ing from the party and de nouncing the organization be fore the country. All that ap-i pears to be left of the party ot j comrades is the pro-(!erman! element. Those who had a; spark of Americanism left in \ their hides could no longer trot I with tli - gang of traitors, who had turned their party into an instrument to help the Kaizer. If socialism ever had a mission as a party in this country that! day is past. One has but. to1 read extracts from various soc-' ialist publications to see trea sonable utterances staring from : every line. \Ye would not go I so far as to say that patriotic j men have not been found in the j socialist ranks, but they are gettitig out as the light dawns to th un that they have been be trayed into a camp of traitors against this nation. America was made by Americans for Americans, and those who find no institutions here to their taste should get themselves in to a far country more to their liking. The line is drawn. Either we are for America or for its enemies. America is being put to the test in th» fiery furnace. Out of the melt ing pot will come the pure gold and the dross. Good! Our soldiers and sail ors are not to be deprived of t lie newspapers and periodicals that link them with their homes. Senator Kenyon’s pro position to extend the freei postal privilege lo American soldiers has the earnest en dorsement of Senators Nelson of Minnesota, Wadsworth of New York, Curtis of Kansas and many others. Will anybody oppose the proposition for the free carriage of the soldier’s mail? How different is the purpose from that which direct ed the voluntary act of Congress many years ago, in making the postal rate for newspapers and periodicals one cent a pound for the purpose of obliterating sec tional lines, encouraging a pa triotic spirit and advancing the education of the people? The same spirit animated Postmast er-General Burleson in his happy thought of permitting newspapers and periodicals to print a notice that any postal employe to whom (he publica tion might be handed without wrapping or add;' -s and with a one cent stamp, would see to it that the newspaper or periodi cal was forwarded to some American soldier or sailor in need of reading matter!—Les lie’s. Many of the draft resisters will land in the penitentiary, and some may land in the death cell. Some of these men are ignorant and easily led by misrepresentations and preju dice. While these men a:» * guilty, what about th men in high life, in tlie congress of the United States, if you please, who make iitt/Taiices that bord er on treason? If we under stand the temper and feeling of the people of this country t lie day is not far off when a hand is going to reach out and sweep these men into oblivion. There has been a good deal of talk about organizing one or more companies of home guards in this county. Other counties have organized, and there is nothing so safe as preparedness. The National Guards have been drafted into the army and will soon he gone. We will have no state malitia unless the‘1101116 guards take that place. Home guards should tye organized in every county in every state. We are told that we must save the gasoline and cut out so much joyriding. Having no gasoline buggy of our own, obeying that order is going to be easy. -o • *, Mr. arid Mrs. Arthur Bell and daughter. Miss Freddie, of Foreman, visited frielids in this city Wednesday. They made the trip in an auto. J . .. CANADIANS CLOSING IN Hill lloniiiiiilimr Lens is Cultured, Chief Obstacle In Tiilunu' Lens Now Overcome. London, August 15.—To a world aflutter with new peace talk. Sir Douglas Haig's Canadians today serv ed notice that they are still very much at war and winning. All around the shell wrecked city of Lens and its northmost streets tonight a vast ‘ gruesome arena of blood and iron I yawned mockery to the very thought ; that the time is ripe for soft pourparl I ers of diplomats. With the rising sun . the dominion troops dashed forward in the most success:ul advance in the ! battle of Lens, now. four months and six days old. All along a 4.000-yard trnnt they mowed their way forward. ! L.ite tonight unofficial dispatches hinted strongly at the fall of the ! queen city of France s “black dis 1 trict” within tile next 48 hours. Last Dominating Height. "They're blind now; we’ve taken the lens out of Lens.’’ laughed one young blood-bespattered Montrealer as he was carried into a field hospital. With "Lens” he was referring to hill Xo. To that powerful bastion two and a half miles northwest of the coal city, where the Teutons' had held out all these four months up to this morning, while part of the dominat ing; height had been in British hands since the early days of the spring drive When the great push came at dawn today, its initial torce centered on the remaining German let u Hill To. They were literally ov ; :n. If nothing else had been ,,c. plished, this in itself would been a victory of the first order, it deprives- the defenders of the last elevation of consequence from which to play hot metal on the British lines. There is another height turther south, just outside the northern city limits. It is known as Hill 84. But with Hill 70 in British pos session, the Canadians expect to make short shift of this height. Their guns will see to that. Two Suburbs Taken. Two suburbs of Lens. Cite St. Lau rent and Cite St. Emille, were com pletely overrun, a third wfts partly j taken in today’s advance. Rase and i Hugo woods likewise fell to the Ca j nadians. Aside from the importance of Hill J 70, the "eye” of the artillery de.euse. | the significance of today's sticcc-s lies J in the act that Haig lias pushed his ; semicircle north of the city to within j easy reach of the Teuton's last re ! maining communications. There lias ; been all along something dospara* !y ! fantastic about the defense oi Lens. Thousands of the kaiser's "finest” • could have been spared had the Ba ! varian crown prince withdrawn from the town after the fall of Vimy Ridge in the second week of April. Untold sacrifices would have been unnec essary had he evacuated Lens just i exactly four months ago yesterday. .Means Much to Fruncr. I But upon holding Lens the Ger I man high command had staked the I honor and pride of the army. They know, too. that though there isn’t a semblance of a "mining town” left and though not a ton of coal will he gained from this once so produc tive soil for many months, because of Iho thoroughgoing systematic de struction, the very word.- "Lens re captured” will mean to France the French morale, an inspiration equal almost to the Marne. -o —— CAN'T SPEAK ACA1NST NATION _ Disloyal Citizens, Draft Itrsisters, I. IV, W. Members AfiVete:! by .Myers Hill Washington, August 15.—Disloyal citizens, draft resist ms, pacifists, I W. W. members and others who en deavor to interfere with the con duct of the war are aimed at in a bill introduced today by Senator NIy ers of Montana. The senator recently announced that he would put an ant I. W. W. legislation. The measure today has wide scope. When the country is at war, the senator’s bill makes it unlawful foi any one “in the presence of others .to utter disloyal, threatening, pro lane, violent scurrilous, contemptous slurring, abusive or seditious lan guage” concerning the government constitution, president, army, navy soldiers, sailors their uniforms, the flag or the “good and welfare ol the nation. Likewise, language that would bring any of these into "contempt scorn, or disrepute” .is forbidden « & and utterances “calculated to incite I or inflame resistance to any duly con ! stitutod federal or state authority in connection with the prosecution of the w'ar.” 1 USE MORE FARM MACHINERY --- Implement Healers to Hold Special Meeting Because of Labor Shortage I - L'itUe Rock, Aug. 15.—To plan a state-wide campaign for the use of j modern iarm machinery and iabor-sav- j | ing devices—a campaign made neces j sary by the acute state-wide labor shortage—a special meeting of the Ar kansas Retail Hardware Dealers’ As sociation will be held at the Hotel Marion Tuesday, August 28, beginning j at 9:30 a. m. A call for the special j meeting was sent, out yesterday by i President S. M. Beattie of Newport and J Secretary Grover T. Owens of Little 'Rock. Members of the Arkansas Pro j fit-able Farming Bureau of the Little Rock Board of Commerce and of the i University of Arkansas Agricultural ^ Extension Division will attend the 1 meeting and will co-operate in the proposed campaign. Mr. Owens, sec ' rotary of the hardware dealers’ as* 1 fiociation. is one o: the most active ■ and enthusiastic members of the Ar- | Kansas Profitable Farming Bureau. | Situation Serious Already. Mr. Owens says that the labor! shortage In Arkansas already is se ] rious and that there is eveiy prospect | that it will be worse by spring. Re | cently lie visited his farm in Wood ! i uff county and he found that it is i impossible for planters in that section | to Hire negroes to build fences, repair I buildings and to do otner work that ordinarily is done in tile summer. Many of the negroes have gone to Northern cities to work in factories. Others are receiving big wages in the lumber mills in southern Arkansas. “The only practical way to meet this situation is by the use of improv ed machinery which will enable one man to do the work that formerly re quired the services of two or three men,” said Mr. Owens. “It is with this idea in view that the special meet ing of the implement dealers lias been called. It is not with any self ish motives in view, and this is proven by the fact that the plan lias the en ! dorsement of the Profitable Farming Bureau and the Extension Division. The situation is here; it must be met, and no one lias been able to offer any solution except the use of improved I I machinery.” .'lust Vcf VI Once. | "If anything is to be done, it must be at once. Only a few days ago I was talking with a high official o. one of the largest plow manufactur ing concerns in the country, lie had recently been summoned before the National Council of Defense, along with other representatives of farm machinery manufacturing concerns. Members of the national council raid that the amount of steel used by these i . concerns must be reduced because of ] the nation's great need for it. But j I these manufacturers protested that farm machinery must be mar u.actur-I ■ ed. if ilie nation was lo raise morel foodstuffs. An agreement wag finally reached by which the manu.'actur I ers agreed to canvass the situation I and ascertain their needs. then to I make a report lo the national council. I So if Arkansas is to send in an in creased order for farm machinery, ar rangements must be made at once, or we will lie unable to get the machin ery.” Mr. Owens ays that there are about 400 dealers in Arkansas who handle farm machinery, and that the business I amounts to $7,000,000 a year. One j dealer in this si..to sold $695,000 I worth in 1916. -o ; HE WE TERMS l! IVK HER. FLAVOR That is Oi'licial Londons Views of the Hope's Proposals. London, Axis. i4.—“These so-called peace terms h. ve a distinct German l flavor.” Thif reply v.'is given in an anthori tative quarter n London today in re ply to a qties ion by the Associated Press in rega. d to the Vatican pro posals. The opinion was expressed that the inspiration fo. the peace move prob ably emanate I from Austria, and is in the natur • of ;i trial balloon as a prelude to more definite preparatiotis. “There has been great diplomatic activity recently at the papal recro j tariat. Many diplomats have had long j interviews xy.ith Cardinal Gasparri” i (papal secretary of state,) the Rome ' correspondent of tlie Exchange Tele 1 graph Company cables. “I am able I to announce that the Holy See has ad dressed a note to belligerents and neutrals. The note makes a new and formal appeal for peace. It invites the belligerents to state their condi tions in concrete terms so as to facili tate a preliminary understanding.” The outline of the Vatican’s peace proposals received here demands tlie restoration of all German colonies to Germany. Summed up, the proposals are for a restoration of the etatus quo ante bellum, with all questions as to the readjustment of frontiers to bo left to undefined “subsequent negotia tions.” MOBILIZE DRAFT ARMY IN SEPT. Whole 687,000 to Entrain for ( anton ment in Three Sections—30 i’er Cent of Men Will Ar rive Early in Month. Washington, Aug. 13.—The entire 687,000 men, composing tile first in crement of the army draft forces, will be under training early in October. Under orders issued today, tho first 30 per cent of the quota of each district will begin entrainment for cantonments September 5; the next 30 per cent September 13 and anoth er 30 per cent September 30. The re maining 10 per cent will be mobilized as soon afterward as possible. The plan will make easier the task of furnishing supplies and equip ment. It will give the now officer: from the training camps time to fa miliarize themselves with tUfir duties About 12.000 men will reach eaci, of the 16 cantonments soon afte: September 5. They first will be exam ined by army doctors and finally ae ceptcd or rejected. This will take some time and the men will have t be furnished with temporary quarters and rations while waiting. Presumably the first increment w.il have been organized into skeleton companies, battalions or regiments before the second arrives. The new comers can be quickly al>.-,orbed am. tlie third lot with even less disturb ance. Harvest Hands Come Last. In farming communities local boards will arrange the lists o:' those to till the first increment with loca crop conditions in mind. Harvesting is in progress in many sections. Draft ed men engaged in that work ant who otherwise would go with the first third of the district quota will hi passed over to the second or third. Provost General Crowder issued r supplementary ruling today savin; that persons should not be discharge, because of dependents living abroad CHINA ENTERS WAR Seventeenth Nation to Array ltsel. Against Central Powers. New York, August l-;.—Official noli fication that China has declared wa: on Germany and Austria-Hungar; has been received both in London air at Washington. The declaration dates from 10 o'clock this morning. China is the seventeenth nation :o array ii self with the entente allies against tlie central powers. The deck ion of the Chinese cabinet, to declare wa: was reached August 2. and the action of the members of the ministry was approved by Fang Kwo Chang, act ing president of the republic. The announcement comes almost simul taneously with tlie latest appeal for peace by Pope Benedict. GIRLS! WHITEN YOUR SKIN WITH LEMON JUICE Make a beauty lotion for a few cents to remove tan, freckles, sallowness. Your grocer has the lemons and any drug store or toilet counter will supply you with three ounces of orchard white for a few cents. Squeeze the juice of two fresh lemons into a bottle, then put in the orchard white and shako well. This makes a quarter pint of the very best lemon skin wbitener and complexion beautifier known. Massage, this fra grant, creamy lotion daily into the face, neck, arms and hands and just see how freckles, tan, sallowness, redness and roughness disappear and liow smooth, soft and clear the skin becomes. Yes! It is harmless, and the beuutiful results will surprise you. MILLWOOD NEWS Millwood, Aug. 15.—(Special.) — Clyde Finley and sisters of Peytonville spent Sunday with Bessie and Alice Doughcn. Clarence and Henry Judd spent Sun day with Calnnack Stafford. Will Fomby and family and Claud Starks and wife spent Sunday after noon with bum Starks. Mrs. Hersey and three children upcnt Monday afternoon with Mrs. Ueo. Hatcher. Miss Alice Fitzgibbon w s trading in Ashdown Tuesday. Fait Pickett of Pine Prairie spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks. Ernest Pender and family spent Sun day with Mrs. Warrer. Leslie Judd and family spent Sunday here with the latter's parents. There was an ice cream fupper at Mr. Cilbern’s Tuesday night. The revival meeting closed at Black aby church Sunday night with a re sult of seven add >d to the church, the same being baptized Sunday at 3:00 o’clock at War Is bury. Charley Duncan and daughter, Lola, were trading in Ashdown Monday. Alvy Fomby had the misfortune of getting one of his mules crippled Tues day morning. * J For * the hoys in khaki h b. s* /** Eevo is a great favorite in the Army Canteens, where none but pure, soft drinks may ba sold. After drill or march, you are sure to see a long line of hot and dusty-throated soldier boys making a bee line for Bevo. They know that there lies complete satisfac tion, full refreshment and pure wholesomeness. At home or abroad—at work cr play—between meals or with meals, you will appreciate what we have done for you i;i making this triumph in soft drinks. You will find Bevo at inr.s, restaurants, groceries, department and drug stores, picnic grounds, baseball parks, seda fountains, d:ning care, in the navy, at canteens, at mobilization camps and other places where refreshing beverages are sold. Bevo—the all-year-’round soft drink Guard against substitutes. Have the bottle opened in front of you, first seeing that the seal is unbroken and that the crown top bears the Fox. Sold in bottles only, and bottled exclusively by Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis Ot > ry-y--— ' . i>. 1 U ....... .3— Dealer ASUTCV If, A”S. ____ 13L “Dodson's Liver Tone” Starts Your Liver Setter Thai? Calomel and You Don't Lose a Day's Work Liven up your sluggish liver! Fool fine and cheerful; make your work a pleasure; l>o vigorous and full of ambi tion. Hut take no nasty, dangerous calomel because it makes you sick and you may lose a day’s work. Calomel is mercury or quicksilver which causes necrosis of the bones. Calomel crashes into sour bile like dynamite, breaking it up. That’s when you.feel that awful nausea and cramping. Listen to me! If you want to enjoy the nicest, gentlest liver and bowel cleansing you ever experienced just take a si'ouuful of harmless Hudson's Liver Tone tonight. Your druggist nr dealer sells you a 50 cent bottle of Dodson’s Liver 'lone under my personal money hack guarantee that each spoonful will clean your sluggish liver better than a dose of nasty calomel and that it won’t make you sick. Dodson’s Liver Tone is real liver medicine. You’ll know it next morning lieeause you will wake up feeling tine, your liver will l>e working; headache and dizziness gone; stomach will be sweet and bowels regular. Dodson’s Liver Tone is entirely vege table, therefore harmless and can not salivate. Give it to your a children. Millions of people are using Dodson's Liver Tone instead of dangerous calomel now. Your druggist will tell you that 1 he sale of Calomel is almost stopped entirely here. j ———— ——— iammammmmmmmmmmmKtw.*»*.trM*uiei-*a»M mu^t*&urMdua»cmkMvwt* wvumk.r——m—— “Far Superior to Old Fashioned Hulls99 writes Mr. M. D. Irwin, Lawrenceville, Ga. He says “I have been feeding Buckeye Hulls since they first came on the market and would have nothing else. Fed in proper quantities I consider them far superior to the old fashioned hulls.” | TfiAM MARK LINTLESS are superior because they are 100 percent, roughage while old-fash ioned hulls are one-fourth lint which is worthless as forage. They cost several dollars less per ton. They come in sacks. They take half as mlich space for storage. Try them. To secure the best results nd to develop the ensilage odor, wet the hulls thoroughly twelve hours before feeding. It is easy to do this by wetting them down night and morning for the next feeding. If at any time this cannot be done, wet down at least thirty minutes. If you prefer to feed the hulls dry, use only half as much by bulk as of old style hulls. Book of Mixed Feeds Free Gives the right formula for every combination of feeds used in the South. Tells how much to feed for maintenance, for milk, for fattening, for work. Describes Buckeye Hulls and gives directions for using them properly. Send for your copy to nearest mill. Dept. K The Buckeye Cotton Oil Co. Dcp . K ( Atlanta Birmingham Greenwood Little Rock Memphis Augusta Charlotte Jackson Macon Selma riir—rn-n—rnnmnwiinrnmm—i—m—Trmir—rr~~*~~~~~‘~~~~~~- -—— — ———M——i Mrs. Rosy Duncan left Monday for j Mena for the improvement of her i health. j Mrs. Ella Wheat called cn Mrs. Martin of Long Wednesday afternoon. -o League Program. Subject—A definite purpose and success it wins. Song—The Fight i3 On. Prayer. Bible Reading—1st kings, 1-9. Talk of Lesson by leader. Special Music—Willie Bishop. Power of the Individual purpose— Grover Cobb. j Lack of Purpose, the royal road to disaster, Tenacity of purpose—Miss Lucy Furlow. # itoJMowoa,: ".jc.v. sxmrnmmmmmHmmmmmmmammf Have I a definite purpose in life and what is it? Guy Graves, Reva Bishop, Curtis Wimberley, Dora Holmes, Few Holmes, Madge Collins. Reading—Never give up—Francis | Holmes. What is1 my purpose to the league j as a leaguer? League. Vocal Duet—Rose Sanderson, Clar ett Jones. Song—Benediction. -.—o Notice. Furlow Pressing Parlor is now lo , C^ted on North Main Street, first door I east of A. Goldsmith's store. Your ] busines appreciated. Phone 208. [ J. S. FURLOW, Mgr. 1 . I