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The World’s Greatest Film Spectacle on PREPARDNESS The Most Astounding and Stupendous Picture Ever Produced The Acme of Realism, The Sensation of Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis and the metropolitan centers. If you have one drop of American blood in your body see Civilization. Cost One Million Dollars to Produce “Greater than ‘The Birth of a Na- ‘The greatest screen production “Outdoes ‘The Birth of a Nation.” tion.! ”—N. Y. Journal. Democrat. —N. Y. Globe. "Ince film Is a sermon.”—Kansas “A Gigantic, Thrilling Master- “Bettor that ‘The Birth of a Na City Times. piece.”—Chicago American. tion.’ ”—Kansas City Journal. "Original, Huge, Stunning Poetic.”—Chicago Examiner. “Outcalsses 'The Birth of a tjon.”—St. Louis Republic. and “Everybody should witness this wonderful proiuction.”—St. Louis Times. Na- ‘The World’s Biggest Photoplay.” —Chicago Tribune. Royal Theatre * ASHDOWN. FRIDAY. JANUARY 25, TWICE DAILY 2:30 and 8:15 Sharp Prices, Nights, $1.00, Matinee 25 and 50c. Mailed or Phoned orders with rcmitlErce WAR SAYINGS “War Savings Stamps mark an epoch in our national life.”—Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo. Many a successful business man hap said that) thie saving of his first dollar was the most important single act of hie life; that it marked the beginning of a habit and a course of conduct to which he attributed his success. Something very analogous to this, it is believed, is going to be the effect on the American N&iticci of the War Sav ings campaign. Not only are milions of individual citizens geing to begin to save, but this habit of economy and saving is going to be a colective move ment, a movement not of individuals I alone butt of the Nation . The habit of saving formed! now has a deeper incentive than ordinary. We are saving now not alone for selfish reasons, we are saving now from patriotism, saving not alone fo.* our selves but for our country. The com bination of patriotism and thrift is, indeed, going to make the War Savings campaign an epoch in our national life. It is not only going to be a thing of tremendous advantage to the Nation as a whole, and effect our whole national life. It marks the beginning of a new era in American life, an era of economy, good sense, and patriot ism. I 1 will be at the several :otIng precincts In the county for the purpose of collect lng both real and personal taxes for the year 1917 at the time and places men tioned below: JOHNSON TOWNSHIP.Ogden, Monday February 4, 1918 ^ FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP.Daivls School House, Tuesday, Feb. 5,1918 RED RIVER TOWNSHIP.Richmond, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1918 LICK CREEK TOWNSHIP.Oak Hill Church, Thursday, Feb. 7,1918 CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP.Wilton, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9, 1918 ^ CANEY TOWNSHIP.Cerro Gordo, Monday, Feb. 11, 1918 ^ CANEY NO. 2.Pauley’s School House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, till Noon. JEWEL P. 0. In the Afternoon. I JEFF DAVIS TOWNSHIP.Miller School House, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1918 ''LITTLE RIVER TOWNSHIP .Winthrop, Thurs. and Frl„ Feb. 14 and 15, 1918 BURK TOWNSHIP.Allene, Saturday February 16, 1918 T Eflfk^nA TOWNSHIP.Arklnda, Monday, February 18, 1918 v ARDEN TOWNSHIP...Arden, Tuesday, February 19, 1918 RICHLAND TOWNSHIP.^Richland Church, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1918 JACKSON TOWNSHIP....Foreman* Thurs. FrL and Sat, Feb. 21, 22, an<^23,1918 After which time I will be In my office In Ashdown, Arkansas, until April 10th, 1918. After which time the penalty of 10 per cent will be attached. Please bring yonr last years Tax Receipt, or Land Numbers. • Riven under my hand this the 1st day of January, 1918 \ W. D. WALDROP, Collector of Little River County, Ark. FOOD SHORTAGE GROK DAILY Harvests in Germany Poorest in Years—People Are Alarmed. Amsterdam, Jan. 12.—The month of November marked probably the blank est period in the history of the Ger man lood supply r.oi indeed in the actual : rpply, bu: in the outlook for the winter and spring The public had already become aware that the breadstuffs harvest was poor and the fodder harvest bad, but further rev elations came rapidly during the month which must have an all but .catastrophic effect on thinking people in Germany. The supply of vege tables. it became known, is very inad equate everywhere, there is hardly any prospect of help from the fish trade, and an ala|rming drop is shown in the prospects of the already scanty supplies of milk, butter and fat. Finally, co top of all this, it be came clear during November that the potato harvest is disappointing in the extreme. The quantity shown in the official returns is indeed so disappoint ing that the authorities' refuse to ac cept the revised estimates, declare the farmers liars, and propose to call in the military to requisition stocks Moreover, the quality In different parts of the empire is reported as ex tremely poor, so that an unusual per centage of loss can be counted on with certainty. It is now regard d as certain that both the meat and bread rations will have to be reduced in the early spring, despite a. desperate effort to gather up all the remaining food stuffs in the occupied territories. This latter movement is likely to be ex tended to extreme limits during the winter, with the result that the in habitants of all occupied territories face the prospect of absolute starva tion for Germany's benefit. In an effort to stretch further the supplies of breadstuffs, orders have been given for a wider use of potato flour, but this movement is found dif ficult owing to scarcity of potato flour. To obtain more at this time is not easy, for it is necessary to dry and mill the potatoes, which takes time, ajnd just now more thjfii the usu al time owing to shortage of labor, coal and other requisites. Hence, un. til February, bread must be stretched with ,fresh potatoes, a measure of doubtful expediency. , FARM PROSPERITY IS HOME MADE Can Be Continued Indefinitely In South If Farmers Do Their Part, Says Hastings Atlanta, Ga.—(Special.)—That the present wave of “farm prosperity” in the South is "home made” and can be continue^ indefinitely is the interest ing statement made recently by H. G. Hastings, President of both the Southeastern Fair Association and tile Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hastings said: “Unthinking people are very apt to attribute the present wave of farm prosperity in the South to the present high price of cotton ratfier than to its real cause.” "Naturally, the high price has helped a great deal, but the real reason for the money being in the fanner’s pock et or bank is that when the 1917 cot ton crop was made the farmer owned it instead of owing it to supply mer chant at the end of the season, as was usually the case in times past. Never before had the farmers of the South come as close to feeding themselves, their families and their live stock from their own acres as in 1917. They had need of few store purchases and made few or no debts.” “If the 1917 crop had been made on the old basis of plant all cotton and buy all food at present prices there would be supply merchant prosperity, but little or none on the farms.” "Naturally, the temptation Is great to increase cotton acreage and de crease food and grain acreage in 1918. The man who does it is foolish. The whole world is short of food and this condition will not only continue but get worse as long as the war lasts. Continued high prices for food is as cer tain as sunrise each morning.” “Real money-in-hand farm prosper ity is absolutely dependent on the growing on one’s own acres of all the food, meat, grain and forage needed for home needs. Once that is provid ed for, every other available acre can safely be planted in cotton or ofher Cash crop. The larger part of the cost Of making cotton or other cash crop is In the food, grain and forage consum ed in making it. “These items ‘home made' can be produced at from one-third to one half the price the merchant charges and home production of them means just that much reduction in the cost of making the cash crop. “Farm prosperity in the South can and will be permanent just as long as our farmers continue their farm open ations on a ‘home made’ basis,” ■--o Quinine That Dots Not Affect tho Hoad Because of ita tonic and laxative effect, LAXA TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor rinsing in head. Remember the full name ar look for the signature of E. W. GROVE. 3 SHOULD MAKE ARKANSAS REJOICE — Snow Is Worth Thousands of Dollars to Arkansas Farmers, Says .Hr. Nicholson. Little Rock Jan. 12.—While the peo- : p!e of Arkansas are shivering and wading through the snow, they should not overlook the fact that the white blanket that covers the state is aibout the best thing that could have hap pened for the farmers of the state. “This snow is worth thousands and thousands of dollars to the farmers of the state.’ said J. P.Nicholson, ag riculturist of the Arkansas Profit able Farming Bureau, yesterday. “I should say that it is of as much ben efit to the land as would be a light dressing of barnyard manure. “This cold weather would kill thou sands of acres of small grains and clover were it not for the protecting blanket of sno.v. If, as is probable, the snow will soak into the ground the snow melts gradually, the mois ture will soak into the ground slowly< and be of immense benefit. Such a thorough soaking of the ground' will urn oak the elements of tlhe soil .great ly increasing the soil’s fertility. 1 ‘ Food is the most important thing in the world today. There is every reason to believe that the present snow will considerably increase the yield in that light, you will see that the snow is something to rejoice over not to grumble about. It may cause discomfort just now but all of us can afford to bear this cheerfully when we consider the increased production of food which we need so badly.” KEEP FLANDERS COAST Is Plan Advocated by German Ad miral After War. London, Jan. 12.—A dispatch to the Central News from Amsterdam says that Admiral von Tripitz, former Ger man minister of marine and the fore • most advocate of Germany’s subma rine warfare, declared that wl\ile the Germajns must keep the Flanders coast, the annexation of Belgium to Germany was not necessary and that a solution of this problem could be found. Regarding the political situation, Admiral von Tripitz is reported as having said that all sorts of things might be possible, but tha|t he did' not think they would go as far as an agreement on an armistice be which the operaticas of submarines could be paralyzed. *4 >H> * I). H. TOMPKINS * * ♦ * NOTARY PUBLIC * + ♦ * Ashdown, Ark. ♦ 4*4**444*444 « * 44 * * * + * * * * ♦ * *i* * 4 * * * * ♦ R. E. HUDDLESTON * * NOTARY PUBLIC * ♦ ♦ + Office in First National * + Bank ♦ 444444*44+4*+**444 444444444*44444*4 * 4 4 4 4 <4 .T. W. RINGGOLD, M. D. + Respectfully tenders his + Professional Services to * the people of Ashdown. * ASHDOWN, ARK. 4 4444444444 ,J, * 44 ♦ DR. INEZ T. PETTIT * ♦ ♦ 4 Osteopathic Physician 4 * ♦ ■4 207-208 State National Bank Bldg. 4 4 Texarkana, Arkansas 4 44444444444444444 t 444444444444444444 : DR. C. E. MAY : ♦ DENTIST 4 4>. >4 + Office in Sanderson Bldg. ♦ 4 Ashdown, Arkansas 4 444444444444444444 ♦♦♦+♦++♦♦♦♦+++++♦♦ ♦ DR. P. H. 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