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I ik 4* I We have joined the Federal Reserve Banking p J- System established by the Government to give '% £ greater financial stability and strength to the 4 fe *£• £ member banks and protection to their depositors. ^ | You can give your support to this great Gov- $ | I £ eminent enterprise and 4 | also obtain its protec- T S tion for your money by ■£ becoming one of our £ depositors. :£, I $ I 4 1 k $ K ( FIRST NATIONAL BANK | I ASHDOWN, ARK. W. K. HALLER, Cashier | c, 4 IfeilfiiTsiel We will open a jj 5c, 10c, 15c,25c and 50c ;i Vnrieiy Store in Ashdown in <; the Lett Building about Das. !> 10th or 15th. We will have !; a Large line of HOLIDAY FOODS FOR CHILDREN AND OTHERS j| American Variety Store M. E. CONFERENCE Sixty-Fourth Session will Be Held in Arkadclphiu December •">. Kingsland, Nov. 21.—The Sixty fourth session of the Little Lock An- ^ nual Conference of the Methodist Epis- j copal Church, South, w 11 be held in Arkadelpliia December 5, with Bishop j Muzon presiding. The prospects cjre that reports will show this to have been the greatest year in the h’story of the conference in many respects, it is announced. This has been the best Sunday School year in point of in •dreased attendance more complete or ganization apd financially, all because of the work of Field Secretary C. N. Baker of Little /.lock, it is said. J The Rev. H. F- Buhler lias made it (he best League year in the history of the conference and the educational in terests of the church have majde stei dy progress legardLss of the many calls for money, iiin '.ters say. The prospects are also that there will be lew moves this year. Not a presiding elder will be moved on ac count of the time limit of four years and only three preachers have served out their four years. J The Rev. Marion S. Monk at Camden j Station in Camden District will have finished a quadrennium, and may be placed in one of the strongest places' in the conference. The Rev. J. \V. * Harrell of Malvern Station has done j four years’ work and will move on account of the time limit. J. D. Dunn of Blevins, and W. T. Manard of Co lumbus. both Of the Prescott district, will move on account of the four-year limit. The Rev. P. C. Fletcher of First Texarkana in the Texarkana District has served a quadrennium and will .move to one of the best stations. Delegates to the General Conference next May will be elected. The attitude of the conference toward the reforms proposed by aoihe laymen will no doubt tte tested. Hot Springs, Benton, Pine Bluff, Little fiofr. C«Jaii4«a may bid (or the next session of the conference. Another imporant question will be Hendrix College which nerds money. iThere is little doubt that the debt will be raised. -o OFFICERS, IS MEN LOST ON SHU* Sinking in Collision oi C. S. Destroyer Takes Heavy Toll of Lives. Wasington, Nov. 21.—Ljeutenapt Commander Walter E. Reno, the com manding officer; his two junior offi cers, Lieut. Charles E. Wedderburn and Ensign Harry Cl .Sk nner Jr., and 18 enlisted men were lost in the sink, ing of the American torpedo boat de stroyer Chauncey in a collis'on in the war zone Monday morning, the Naivy Doparment was advised today by Vice Admiral Sims. -o 17 BRITISH VESSELS SUNK Ten Ships of Over 1,600 Tons Were Victims of U-Boats. London, Nov. 21.—Seventeen Brit ish merchantment were sunk by mines or submarines last week, according to the weekly statement of the British Admiralty. Ten were vessels of 1,600 tons and over and seven were of less than 1,600 tons. RUSSIA WILL SOON WITHDRAW (•orniun (>'ov. Hus Received Informa tion Maximalists Have Quit. Stockholm, Nov. 21.—The Alton Tid ningen claims to have learned through diplomatic channels that Russia will shortly withdraw from official parti cipation in the war. . ■ u». > _ * ** BRITISH SMASH GERMAN LINE, DEPTH S MILES, LENGTH 35 There Was No Artillery Preparation and the (Hermans Were Taken Completely by Surprise. London, Nov. 21.—The Hindenburg line has been broken to a ue»th of four to five miles the war office ain nounces. The British troops stormed the first system ol the Hindenburg line defens e on the whole front between St. Quentin and the Scarpe river. The british infantry and tanks pres sed on and captured the second system of defenses', over a mile beyond. The attack was begun yesterday by the third army. There wap no artill ery preparation and the Germans were taken completely by surprise. The second system of German de fenses captured by the ;British is known as the Hindenburg support line. The British captured Benavis, La meau Wood, La Vacquerie. tiie defense known! as Welsh ridge and Ribecourt village. Their operations are con tinuing. Several thousand prisoners have been taken. The whole German line west of the Canal Du Nord to the Bajpaume Cambrai road has been captured. The British also fought their way through Couillet wood. Lieutenant General Sir Julian Byng is in com mand of the atts.ck'ng army. The towns of Havrincourt, Marco ling Graincourt and Anneux, and Neuf 1 wood have been captured by the Brit ish. i A large number of tanks moved for I ward in advance of the infantry when the attack was opened, and broke through successive belts of German ! wire defenses, which were of great depth and strength. Pershing a Spectator, i British H adquarters in France. 1 Nov. 21.—General Pershing, command jer of the American forces in France* j was present at the British headquart ers as the guest of Field Marshal Ha g, i the British coam. n 'e ; British offensive. The American com mando.- followed the novel battle with the deepest interest. -o ■ S,559.390 BALES GINNED TO NOV. !I I ! Lust Year to This Dale Ginnings Amounted to 9,025,003 Bales. Washington, Nov. 21.—Cotton g'nned prior to November 14 amounted to 8, 559.390 running bales including 152, 527 round bales, counted as half bales, and GS.161 bales of r.ea Island, the cen sus bureau today announced. Last year to November 14 ginnings amounted to 9.615,003 bales including 168,575 round bales and :92,909 bales of sea island, and two years ago, 8. 771,275 bales including 82,312 round bales and 68.941 bales of sea island. Ginnings by states this year were. Alabama .378,078 Arizona . 5.868 | Arkansas .063,214 California . 17,294 1 Florida .39.837 Georgia .1.480.182 Louisiana .497.962 Mississippi .619,338 Missouri .30.185 North Carolina .378,541 Oklahoma . 693,936 South Carolina .923,277 Tennessee .126,191 Texas .2.693,690 Virginia .8,923 All other states .—2,844 Ginnings of sea island by states Florida . 30,553 Georgia .34,647 South Carolina/ .2.961 -u Itosco Wood Commissioned. Dr. A. N. Wood Friday received a telegrapn from his son, IRosco, who has been in the officers' training camp ajt Leon Springs stating that he had been commissioned as a first lieutenant and that he would be stationed at Lit tle Rock. His friends here will be glad to hear of his success. He will return home for aj few days before re porting for duty. -o John ltouldin Aviator. John Bouldin, formerly of this c'ty but now of Washington, was in the city Wednesday and stated that he had passed the examination in the apintion , i -v _ . y **► 9 corps and was placed on the officers reserve list. He will be one of the ijrera in the bfg afr fleet now building. CONVENTION TAKES RECESS TILL JOLY 1, 1913 President Mehaffy to Name Commit tees to Draft New Constitu tion—To He-Assemble First Monday in July. Little Rock, Nov. 22.—Two half days , and one whole day were sufficient for the Constitutional Convention to decide upon adjournment. By practically a unanimous' vote, taken at 11:50 a. m. yesterday, the convention adjourned to re-assemble the first Monday in July, ID 18. The president of the Convention is given twenty days to appoint his com mittees, of which thirty odd are pro vided. All proposals for tiie Constitu tion shall first be transmitted to the Committee on Reference, to consist of two members, which shall without de lay refer the same to the proper com mittee dunged with the consideration of such matters. The president of the Convention shail call the various eomm'ttees to gether at the state capitol not later than sixty days prior to heir recom mendations to the Committee on Prascology not later than forty days before the re-convening of the conven tion and the Committee on Phraseology shall CE,use the tentative draft of the constitution thus made to be printed and distributed to the members of the Convention not later than thirty days j before the Convention re-convenes. j --o TWO FIREMEN INJURED Texarkana Laddies Have Narrow Es-j rape When Auto Rmis Wild. Texarkana, Tex., Nov. 21.—In mak ing a run to a fire today two firemen, Fred Barrett and John Quigley, lost control of the big Buick cajr they were driving and came near losing their lives. The car broke down a telephone pole, smashed through a heavy fence and turned turtle. All of Quigley’s; front teeth were knocked out and he sustained other injuries, the extent of which are unknown. Barrett was only slightly injured. The "ur was wrecked. LOS ANGELES GOES DRY California City to Bar Saloons, but Not to Be “Bone Dry.” Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 21.—Prac tically complete returns' today on yesterday’s election showed the city voted for the elimination of saloons and severe restrictions on the liquor tratlic by a majority of nearly 20, 000. Effective after March 31, 1918, the init'ative ordinance will make Los Angles the largest city in the United States without saloons. —-o SI FT. DEAF-MUTE SCHOOL Thomas F. Clark Appointed Supt. of Arkansas Deaf-Mute Institute. Little Rock. Xov.21—The appoint ment of Thomas P. Clarke as super intendent of the Arkansas Deaf-Mute Institute to succeed J. 11. Gardner, was announced yesterday by tile board of control for the stajte charitable insti tutions. Superintendent Clarke will relieve Superintendent Gardner, who goes to take charge of a large insti tution in Xew York, December 1. His first experience as a teacher of deaf-mutes began in 1884 in the in stitution which he is now appointed to superintend. Mr. Clairke went to the Michigan School for Deaf Mutes* in 1892. and in 1902 was appointed superintendent of the Oregon school. In 1906 he was elected superintendent of the Wash ington school for Deaf Mutes, and remained there until August 1, 1917. HELD TO FEDERAL GRAND JURY Charged With Sending Obscene Matter Through the Mails. Texarkana), Nov. 21.—Deputy Unit ed States Marshal John Strange has returned from DeQueen, Sevier coun ty, bringing with him Houston Wal drop, whom he arrested on a federal warrant, charging him with sending obsceno maitter through the mails. Waldrop was taken before United States Commissioner Hudspeth, who, after hearing evidence in the case, held him for the federal Grand jury in * bond of (500, which he furnished. TIME FS MONEY SAVE ALL YOU CAN HfHEN YOU HAVEN'T TIME TO CALL AT THE bank it is easy and safe to majl in your de posits. Just a 3c stamp—unless you are sending money— which should always be registered. Your post man carries registry stamps. Let us send you your supplies—Check book, pass book, deposit slips— free of charge. ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, Arkansas Ashdown Merchants To Ob Observe Thanksgiving The undersigned merchants and citizens of Ashdown, Arkansas feeling that we have lots to be thankful for | have decided to keep our respective places of busi j ness closed on Thursday, November 29th, 1917, that day being Thanksgiving. Rosenzweig’s Mrs. W. L. Phillips Millin= W. L. Lindsay. ery Co. First National Bank Palace Barber Shop Model Drug Store Boyer Drug Store Arkansas State Bank City Meat Market Ashdown Grocery Co. S. A. Maddox M. C. Johnson. Home Boys Henry & Joyner Hdw. Co. Dixie Drug Co. Ashdown Hdw. Co. A. Goldsmith A. N. Wood & Co. J. S. Furlow Model Grocery & Meat Owl Drug Store Market. ' 0. D. Turner Boyer Barber Shop A. J. Russell Little River News ARKANSAS WAS TOO LATE - I Mini Wanted for Glenwood Robbery Got 20 Years In Oklahoma. Little Rock, Nov. 22.—Arkansas was \ too late in getting on the trail of a man named Andrews, who Is wanted for the robbery^ of the Bank of Glen- | wood. He was located In Oklahoma, n,nd Gov. Brough issued a requisition ! fer him. Yesterday he received a tele gram from, Gov. Williams cf Oklahomu to the effect that Andrews had been sentenced to twenty years for the robbery of a bank at Hugo, Oklahoma. I o | HOG CHOLERA EXPERT ! _ I Washington Man to Work With Miller County Farmers. Texarkana*. Nov. 21.—A. S. Martin, a staff field men for the Bureau of Animal Industries, Washington, has arrived and will r'emain indefinitely. He was sent here to assist in the work of eradicating hog cholera, which has caused serious losses n this section in recent years. Mr. Martin will work jtt in and out of Texarkana, having been I given a district of 12 or 16 counties. TO SEEK PEACE AT ONCE An Immediate Armistice on All Fronts Is Asked by Congress. London, Nov. 21,—No iRiusian mili tary communication was issued today. A Petrograd dispatch was receied by the Admiralty by the Wireless Press, which saysi: “A political communique states that by order of all-RussIa|n Work men's and Soldiers’ Congress, the council of the peoples’ commissaries has assumed power with the purposet' has assumed power with obligation to offer all the peoples and their respec tive governments' an immediate a^mis opening pourparlers immediately for the conclusion of a 'democratic peace.’ ” -o Held on Whiskey Charge. Texarkana, Nov. 21.—Arthur Mas sey, negro, was held to the federal Grand Jury in a bond of $250 on a charge of introducing whiskey into Arkansas, fol’owing a perliminary hearing before United Stages Com missioner Hudspeth. In default of bond he was sent to jail. Lucile Dud ley, a negress. arrested on a similar litharge. was discharged.