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• ;j: Tlie Cheapest ami Rest + .$ J’laee la Town to 25ity J 4: Your Groceries.*****11'* % £ ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. J SEMI-WEEKLY £ ASHDOWN GROCERY CO.J X You Save ■> I’er Cent t J if you hay for CASH % X from us. Rhone 12-1. X X ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. % , Kt GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1917. VOLUME XIX. NUMBER 87. Through Our Membership in the Federal Reserve Banking System, we are placed in a stronger position than ever before to take care of the requirements of all our de positors, whether-large or small, whether they keep checking or saving accounts; and at the same time to give them the most modern bank ing service. Why not open an account with us and begin at once to participate in these benefits and the ad ditional prot e c t i o n which this system gives to your money deposited with us. First National Bank Ashdown, Arkansas W. K. HALLER, Cashier BHD ARKANSAS TO BE ARTILLERY1 _ i t'«*rsist<‘iit Humor to That Effect Ik Be-1 inir <• iveil Wide Circulation in Little Hoc*. Little Rock. Sept. 19.—According to persistent rumor current among the National Guard officers, which is *:>:d to have had its origin in high places t,r.e Cl the tlireo infantry regiments-of the guard will be converted into an -artillery regiment. According to tab-1 les tv organizations announced from Washington some time ago, an infan try brigade in the new armies will consist of only two regiments, instead of throe as formerly. Should one of the Arkansas’ three regiments be changed into artillery, probabilities mint to the Third, commanded by Col.1 K. Jj. Comipere. Both the First and Second have been in existence for veers, and while each contains a large number of recruits, each also contains -probably a majority of men who have Ween trained in infantry drill. The Vvst, commanded by Col. C. D. James, is completely equipped as Infantry, and Col. Henry Stroupe’s command, the ■Second, is almost entirely uniformed, ->tu1 in considerable measure armed i and equipped as infantry. The Third was not formed until the passage of the recent defense act authorized its organization., and is now in its first moboTzation camp. It is not armed, -nr.probably will not be until it rer.ches its training camp at Alexan dria. The formation of an artillery regiment would release several hun dred men who could be transferred Tato the other regiments, bringing them tap to full strength, as an artil lery regiment does not require as many men as an infantry regiment. mm SENDS SEVFNTY-SIX WEN Seiler Comity’s Soldier Boys Passed Through Ashdown AVednesday Horning Over K.f.S. Sevier county's second lot of soldiers passed through Ashdown Wednesday morning over the Kansas City South ern, enrout from DeQueen to the mo bilization camp at Camp Pike. There were seventy-six in the party and they try'eled in special coaches. COTTON MARKET New York. Sept. 20. closed; .1; n. 21.90; March 22.10; Oct. 22.17; Tlec. 22.05; Sept. 21; Opened Jan.. 22.12; March 22.25 October 22,20; Dec. 22.10 Spots 23.35; noon call. Jan. 22 - 38; March 22.53; Oct. 22.17; Dec. 22.43. Afihdown Spots. 22.50 to 22.75. Tot ton seed $50 per ton. ■v a; a: 'j: 44 44 44 44 44 44 4- 4- 44 FOOD CONSERVATION IN THIS CITY! Many People Have Prepared for tlie High Prices by Cunning Many Jars of Fruits, Ete. The campaign for home economics and especially food conservation on account of the war. it seems has not j passed unnoticed in this place. Al though the housekeepers have been accustomed to preserving and canning food for winter use. it is found that a, greater a'mount than usual ho(s been put up for future use this season. Al- j most every housewife interviewed save that she has more than enough 1 I to do her family, and has canned more this year than ever before. A visit to the fruit pantries of Mrs. Patt’e Price found a line showing of over six hundred cans of fruit and vegetables, all well arranged on the j shelves extending to the ceiling.! These are mostly gallon and half gal- ' Ion cann. and consist of ipeaphes, ■ pears, figs, grapes, berries, and other: fruits. while vegetables occupy a pro- 1 minent place: one copboard is filled entirely with pickles of various sorts, and another with canned tomatoes, another with bee,*h. This hostess says she has more than enough for even her large boarding-house family. Mrs. W. D. Waldrop has 300 cans of peaches alone, 70 cans of tomatoes, and vr^ious other preserves and vege tables of number unknown. Mrs. Fannie Bass has over two hun dred cans, mostly of half gallon sizes, and is still putting up late fruits, greed tomatoes, etc. .Mm H. H. Orton has over two hun dred cans which she canned mostly by herself, and is still siding to this store Mrs. W. K. Haller has a good showing of 150 iars o’ various fruits and vegetables; Mrs. S. 0. Reynolds has 60 jars assorted cans. with more ‘o follow; Mrs. O. T. Graves has a mrviMty of fru'ts and vegetables stor or. number of cans unknown, as has il.-o Mrs. Clyde Briant and Mrs. John Wimberly. Mrs. B. B. Norman, Mrs. I T. Cowling. Mrs. J. M Johnson. Mrs. W W. York. Mesdames Jas. and Hiram Sanderson, Mrs. H I„. Toland, Mrs. (Jeo. Briant. Mrs. Miles. Mrs. A. B. Phillips, Mrs. T. B. Cook, Mrs. Bettie Traylor r,M are known to have their their pantries filled. These are but a few' of the represen tative housekepers of which there a number not yet heard from. Bat it *s understood that almost e<ery houso keeper In Ashdown has been ouietly engaged in this conservation S feed. According to statements peaches are the leading fruit canned, with the rar er fruits, figs and strawberries in greater quantities than usual; while tomatoes, beats and beans are the 1 leading vegtables canned. It is proposed by the A. I. C. com mittee on the county fair to have a special exhibit of this conserved food, with statements and designs of pan tries,. should the county fa^r bo held as usual this fall. 9-YEAR OLD BOY KILLED WHEN MOTOR TROCK CROSHED HIS HEAD Sam Oliver Killed Instantly YVednes day Evening When Riant Motor Truck Passed Over Ills Head; Funeral Held Thursday. Sam Oliver, the 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Oliver of this city, was killed instantly Wednesday even ing at 6:30 when his head wa,s crush ed by the wheel of a large motor truck from which he had fallen. The acci dent occurred in the middle of the street crossing in front of the News office. The truck was driven by R. M. Dyer of PeQueen. and was one being used by a contracting firm to haul gravel on the Jefferson Highway in fie vie r county. A number of people were on the street a,ud saw the acci dent. The car was coming from the direction of the Oil Mill, and two boys, Snm Oliver and Craft Thompson, were standing on the flat bed behind riding. The car was making the turn at the crossing when Sam lost his balance and fell. He seemed to catch on the side of the bed as he went down, but his hold broke and he was thrown to the ground with his head under the rear wheel, which passed over his head, crushing it like an eggshell. Someone called to the driver, who . topped, but tile boy was already dead. Mr. Dyer stated that the boys were on the truck at the mill and that he had given them a nickle and told them to get off and get themselves some candy, fearing they may be hurt. He had supposed that the boys had gotten off. The seat had a high board back placed to protect the driver when hauling lumber, and he could not see behind him when driving. At his request an examining trial was held Thursday af ternoon before Ksq. S. D. Phillips, the result of which exhonerated and freed Mr. Dyer from blame. When the little boy was picked up the nickle was found still clutched in his hand. The funeral was conducted at the Ashdown Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o’ clock. The services were conducted by Revs. W. T. Sullivan, C. S. Wales and S. K. Rurnett. It was largely attend ed by friends of the family and by his numerous schoolmates. Many beauti ful flowers were presented by friends and schoolmates and the little grave covered with a mound of blossoms. FAILED TO REPORT WEDNESDAY Johnnie .1. Simmons Failed to Show Up to tin to Camp I’ike With Other Drafted Wen. Johnn'e J. Simmons, who was one of the 12 men selected to go to Camp Pike Wednesday, failed to report, and only eleven men entrained for the camp. The board has had no word from Simmons, who givef his postoffice address r,s Foreman. He is said to live in the country. He was one of the very first men examined by the board and offered no claim for exemp tions, saying that he wanted to go to France and the sooner the better. The board cannot now locate him;. For all they know he may have grown Impat ient and hiked for France on his own hook. It is hoped that he has not had a change of heart and fled to escape military service, for in that event the charge would be desertion and the penalty severe. Young men often tim es through ignore,nee do not realize the seriousness of treating lightly a call by the government, and often they are influenced by disloyal people to ignore orders. It is to be hoiped that this young man may yet give a good account of himself. ARGENTINE NEAR BREAK WITH BERT Senate Votes, 2.1 to 1, to Cease Diplo matic Relations; I’uhlls Senti ment in Favor of Break. Buenos Aires. Sept. 19.—Tl*o Argen tine Senate, by a, vote of 23 to 1, today declared for the breaking off of rela tions with Germany. The resolution now goes to the Chamber of Deputies. There is a strong public feeling in favor of its tlnal passage. • It is reported here that Great BriG ain does not at ipresent Intend to p,oprove any application for a safe conduct for Count von l.uxburg, the German minister to Argentine, whose passports have been handed to him by the Argentine government.. WHEAT BEDDING DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULED TOR SEPTEMBER 25 Local Hardware Healers Will Ha>t Heinoustrntiou >ear Ashdown September Many People Mill He Present. The strongest argument of wheat bedding demonstrations, is the de mand what is being made for them, since a few communities of Arkansas began the innovation. Thcsre is al ways a spectator at each wheat bed ding demonstration from some other community, and he wants the demon stration repeated near his home in order that the farmers there may have the opportunity of seeing the modern method of wheat growing. Every agency in the state, and most those outside, is preaching “plant more wheat”. The Hoover forces, the state agricultural department, the bankers, the jobbers, the University of Arkansas rnd all the state agri cultural schools are going out of their way to interest the farmer in growing wheat. It is now his only bit, but his salvation as well. Wheat, betiding demonstrations have now been held in not less than 20 counties o.' the state. At the begin ning the Arkansas Retail Hardware Healers Association planned to have about 25, in as many counties, and scattered over as much of the state as ooss'ble. Arrangements were made with tlie machinery manufacturers to assist, with machines as well as with experts, r,nd the agricultural forces also agreed to attend and lecture on lie different steps in wheat bedding Then the retail h? yd ware dealers in other sections of the state began to de mand the same thing for their ipeople, and instead of only 25 demonstrations near 100 will be made. Practically every county in Arkansas will have its demonstration, and tome counties two. Tlie demonstration in Little River county will be held at Ashdown on Tuesday, September 25. and it will no doubt be a gala day for the farmers, as it has been in other sections. Tlie process of wheat bedding is de cidedly interesting. First the ground is disced with a two horse disc. This breaks up the sticks, weeds and other matter on the ground and makes it possible for the two horse sulky plow to break tile soil to a considerable iepth. The ground is then again disc ed and the wheat drilled in with a two horse drill. The final stage is rolling ’he ground with a heavy roller. “Nothing can be more important to lie people o:' Arkansas at this time.” ciys B. C. Powell, former president of the Arkansas Bankers' Association, and head of the agricultural board of the association, “than the growing of wheat. This is the time the farmers should begin preparing for the crop, and 1 think these bedding demonstra tions are responsible for a much great er interest than would be possible if ‘lie farmers wore not shown how to 'ilant the grain. I have been over a consider:',hie portion of the state rec mtly, and in all sections I find the •u-oper interest in wheat, and that many of the farmers are going to ilant at least enough to supply their awn wants. I think that the farmer who does not is going to lose. The communities that grow no whep,t are going to be the lean counties. The \rkansas farmer does not require near so much encouragement to try some thing new as he did a few years back. Me has tried the things that were re commended to him, and done well, so be is willing now to follow any ipla,n • hat seems plausible, and the plant more wheat is not only plausible, but common sense. Let's plant all the wheat we can. -o MEMORIAL SERVICOS IV111 Re Held in Honor of Judge J. T. • Cowling Sunday Morning. It is announced that a memorial nervice will be held at the Baptist church at 11 o'clock Sunday morning in honor of Judge J. T. Cowling. The other churches in town will dismiss services and attend. -o— MORE LOANS TO ALLIES Great Britain Kceelves #.>0,000,000 and France #20,000,000. Washington, Sept. 10.—Loans of $50,000,000 to Great Britain and $20, 000.000 to France were made by the government today, bringing the total thus far advanced to the allies up to i $2,391,400,000. Get Your Crop Money Here, we are glad to cash your. checks. We charge no exchange. It's one the small services specially in our line It you prefer to start tin account, mail them in. R> return mail you will receive our acknowledg ment. together with your bank book and a pad of checks. It s just that easy to have a checking account at this batik, and most business bouses really pre fer your check to clumsy caph. ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, Arkansas THE LOCAL BOARD MAT CALL ALL THE REGISTERED MEN Report of Exemption Hoard for Exam ination of September 18—7 » lit ini No Exemptions; May EiJI all Registered Men. The local exemption board complet 'd. Tuesday, the work of examining the last 25 of the one hundred men called lor examination recently. Of this class 7 were physically qualified and claimed no exemptions, 7 were' phys.cally qualified a,nd claiihed ex-j emptions while 6 were physically dis-j qualified. Out of the one hundred here were 27 who claimed no exempt 'onu The board is thinking of calling ! II reg stored men up for examination o that the work may be completed and the men know what to expect. | Following is the report of the toard's work on the 18th: Physicr,’ly qualified and claiming no ■xemptions. Willis Sherman John Bas er. Mm. Marshal. Wm. Hawkins. Will j Henry, Ober Mitchell, Nathaniel Neal, 1 •Jas. F. Maddox. Phy.-ically disqualified, David A. Rowland. Mitchell Edd. Pea,rlie Calla way, John A. Ward. Albert W. Owens, fhos. E Jones. Physically qualified and claiming no exemptions, Sam Phiffer. Thos. H. Ma son, Wilfred Richards, Sam Estes. Wil lie Phillips, Tobe Taaffe, Robt An thony. SKVIEltS HEI> CROSS Fl'N» Hus Been I’ll ill into Red Cross Funds from Sevier. DeQueen. Sept. 19.—The sum of $2, 974.21 lias been paid in and deposited in the Smith State Hank at PeQueen. to the credit of W. O. MeAdoo, treasur er of the Red Cross. This is about two-thirds of the amount pledged by Sevier county to the iRed Cross war fund DELIVER LIBERTY BONDS SEPT. 26 Heliveries to Subscribers of Liberty Bonds t« lie Made Beginning September 26 th. Washington. Sept. 19.—Delivery of Liberty bonds to subscribers. Seere* | tary MeAdoo said tonight, will be gin on September 26. The Federal Reserve banks will distribute them. Considering the probable retetion by | my subscribers of intermin certificates already issued, offieiais estimate that the distribution will require several weeks. Secretary MeAdoo sa4d that hold- • era in interim certificates will find It to their advantage to hold the cer tificates Instead of exchanging them for bonds, until Congress disposes of the bill authorising 4 per cent inter est on the next offering. 1RAFTED WEN ARRIVING AT CAPITAL Second Increment of .National Army Is \rriving in Little Rock IService tills Week. Svccial to the News. Little Rock. Sept. 2').—The second uiccment of the National Army is ar riving this week in bodies of several thousand daily. Within the next two of three weeks there will be 43,000 of the drafted men, a,nd other troops, in the camp near Little iRock. They are being organized into arviy units as rapidly as possible, and by spring a genuine fighting force will have been devolved from this mass of undiscip lined patriots. The men are being organized ac cording to states and localities as far an possible. All Arkansas men will be put together, and the men from a par ticular section will be formed into reg iments, in so far as practicable. But officers from other states will be plac ed over them, as this has been found most desirable. The morale of the troops has been found better when they are commanded by some capable officer not personally known to the men. This has a tendency to eliminate the personal equation which is often subversive of the highest discipline. It is not known when the Arkansas regiments for the former National Guard will be moved to Camp Beaure gard. but it is expected to be at an early date. PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLEMENT Mabel >1:111 Heads Guilty of Kuibez zlenient of County Funds; Sen fenced Years In Pen. ldabel, Sept. 19.—H. P Hackworth. former court clerk of McCurtain coun ty, charged with embezzling about $9, 000 ple:i|d guilty in District court Tu esday and was sentenced by Judge Dudley to serve 5 years in the state penitentiary. Mr. Hackworth served the county as registar of deeds two years just before he was elected court clerk, and was short one thousand dollars while in that office. He took his medicine cajm and deliberate, more so perhaps, than many men who had no responsibility resting upon them. We sympathize with Mr. Hackworth and really and truly, it was not be cause he was dishonest, but evil as sociation and a worldly lust has put him to the bad. Not only does H. P-. Hackworth suffer, but his wife and lit tle children, an honored old father who is passing to the shady side of life.. May this particular case be a warning to other young men. -o County Fair Planned. Lockesburg, Sept. 20.—Plans a,re be ing made to hold a county fair here dnrlng October. Much interest is be.4 ing manifested.