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THE LITTLE BUEB NEWS
Published Wednesday aud Saturday tilt A V US & G RAVES, Editors and Publishers*_ Entered at the postoffice at Ash iown, Arkansas, as second-class mail Subscription P-fice Per Year, $1.50 Cash in Advance -J/ .L. •£• * ANNOUNCEMENTS * ♦ rli r!i ri" :J?;!: nt nt nt nt nt n't nt fit nt nt ♦ For Circuit Judge. The News is authorized to announce Judge Jas. S. Steel of Ashdown as a candidate for the office of Circuit Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit, sub ject to the action of the Democratic primaries. The News is authorized to announce W. C. Rodgers of Nashville as a can didate for the office of Circuit Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, subject to the action of the Democratic pri mary, May 28. F’or Prosecuting Attorney. The News is authorized to announce the candidacy of A. D. DuLaney for rcelection to the office of Prosecuting Attorney of the 9th Judicial Circuit, which is composed of the counties of Little River, Howard, Pike. Sevier and Polk. For State Senate. The News is authorized to announce the candidacy of .1. H. Shaw, of Hicks, near Ashdown, for the state senate, subject to the action of the Democrat ic promarv, May 28. -AV.S.S. The News is authorized to announce W. Henry Latimer of Mineral Springs as a candidate for State Senator, sub ject to the action of the Democratic Primary, May 28. -W.S.S. For Sheriff. The News is authorized to announce F. M. Davis, of Foreman, as a candi date for the olfice of sheriff and col lector of Little River county, subject to the action of the 191S Democratic primary. -W.S.S. The News is authorized to announce Will W. Bishop, of Ashdown, as a candidate for the office of sheriff and collector of Little River county, sub ject to the action of the 1918 Demo cratic primary. -W.S.S. The News is authorized to announce the candidacy oii J. R. Pierce for the ofFice of sheriff and collector cf Little River county, subject to the action ot the Democratic primary. For County Clerk. The News is authorized to announce .Tas. H. (Jamie) Williams of Ashdown, as a candidate for the office of county and circuit clerk of Little River coun ty, subject to the action of the 191S Democratic primary. -W.S.S. The News is authorized to announce R. M. Dillard as a candidate for the office of county and circuit clerk ot Little River county, subject to the action of the 1918 Democratic primary. F’or County Judge. The News is authorized to announce W M. Gathright of Foieinan. as a candidate for the office of county and probate judge of Little River county, subject to the action of the 191S Demo cratic primary. -W.S.S. The News is authorized to announce P. M. McCord of Ashdown, as a can didate for the office of county and pro baite judge of Little River county, sub ject to the action of the 1918 Democra tic primary. —--W.S.S. The News is authorized to announce H. G. Sanderson as a candidate for County and Probate Judge of Little River County, subject to the action of the Democratic primary, May 28, 1918 For ('ounty Treasurer. The News is authorized to announce the candidacy of J. W. Duren for the office of Treasurer of Little River county, subject to the action of the Democratic primaries, May 28. For Tax Assessor. The News is authorized to announce H. W. Gray of near Foreman, as a can didate for the office of Tax Assessor of Little River county, subject to the action of the Democratic primary, May X 1918. -W.S.S. The News is author.'zed to announce C. W. Wright as a candidate for Tax Assessor of Little Rivt-r county, sub ject to the action ol th^ Democratic primary, May 28. -W.S.S.—. The News is authorised U> announce D. H. Tompkins of Ashdown as a can didate for Tax Assessor for Little Riv er county, subject to the action.of the Democratic Primary, May 28. -W.S.S.-?— For Representative. The News is authorized to &i>nouc<v the cand&dacy of Prof. T. T. €. Ander son of Winthrop for the office of Rep resentative of Little River County, sub ject to the action of the Democratic primary May 28. The News is authorized to announce J. A. McDonald of near Ashdown as a candidate for the office of Representa tive for Little River county, subject to the action of the Democratic pri mary May 28. -W.S.S.— The News is authorized to announce the candidacy of Dr. W. M. Lambert of Winthrop for the pfflee of Reprevygi ative for Little River County, subject to the action of the Democratic pri mary May 28, 1918. -W.S.S. For Congress. The News is authorized to announce Hon. Otis T. Wingo as a candidate for renomination to Congress from this the 4th Congerssional District, subject to the action of the Democratic pri mary, May 28. ^ ^ + ♦ + 41 * 4,‘!' 41 ’H* ^ 'J l OGDEN NEWS J * * * * * * * * * •5* * + * <• ❖ ❖ ❖ Ogden, May 13.—(Special.)—The good old summer time is here at last 'alter being delayed for some time. tThe busy crop season has now be gun. All the public schools, churches, jSunday schools, Epworth Leagues, and other organizations have closed on ac count of small pox. ‘ Mother's Day” was anticipated1 to be celebrated by a school program and all d'y picnic on the grounds of the school building, but was (prohibited by small pox. Mrs. Ernest Smith of Little Rock visited with the family of Dr. I. N. llutt Tuesday evening. She left here lor Fouke where she and Miss Oath3 Hugens will visit with the former's mother, Mrs. Pape. William E. Smithson left Monday evening tor Waco. Texas, Camp Mc Arthur, to enter the training camp. He is in the Aviation corps. Mrs. E. A. Velvin returned home last week from Camp Funston, Kan sas. where she went to visit her broth er. Edd Neal, before his departure for France. Mr. and Mrs. \. M. Crouch ot Asn down, formerly of this place, were welcome visitors here last week. Dr. P. H. Phillips of Ashdown was here Saturday in the interest of the small pox situation. He and Dr. Hutt are makikng desperate efforts to pro hibit the spread of the diseise and it is hoped no new cases will .prevail. At the present no cases have been fat al. Those who accompanied Emmett Smithson as far as Texarkana were Misses Adriie Crouch. Ethel and Ber tha Smithson. Mrs. J. H. Furlow, Messrs. B. Hutchison, John Smithson and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Leatherwood. Prof. A. J. Bryant and family left last week for Dierks, to make their home. Mr. Bryant leaves us with best wishes and high recomrnedations and we regret very much to give him and Miss Hudgens up. But Mr. Bryant re signs on account of ill health, and Mis3 Hudgens has accepted a position with the public schools of Ashdown, j Ogden is not the only place where tsni.il pox is raging after all. It is learned that there are numerous cases at Ashdown, Pine Prairie and Millwood. Mrs. Edith Holmes wild leave in a few days for Atlanta. Ga., for an ex tended visit with Iter daughter, Mrs Chas. M. Welch. Mrs. James Flemming tnd two sons of Ashdown passed through Ogden last week for Red Water, Texas, to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fuller have just returned from a motor trip to Colora do. They report ; splendid time Donald Hooks one of our boys in the service .visit-d friends here last week. Mrs. W. J. McDowell and family vis ited relatives t Pine Prairie Sunday afternoon. Those who attended the show at Ashdown Saturday night were Misses Ethel, Minnie and May Smithson and Messrs Bant Hutchison and Donald Hooks, Miss Uatha Hudgens, Mrs. I X. Hutt and Mrs. J. H. Furlow, and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. LeRherwood. Quite a number o' new residence - are going up in Ogden, among them is the new store just completed by J V. X'unnely. It is reported that most of the ma terial is on the ground for the con struction of the new bridge across the river, and work will begin in the near future. As soon as the small pox epidemic passes over, the Methodists anticipate making a lot of improvements on the church, such as arranging lights painting seats, etc. W.S.S. YANKEES SHELL HERMAN POINTS Attempts of Boehe to Capture Outpost Repulsed. With the American Army in Picardy, May 10.—German reserve positions be hind Prirc de Grivesna, Bois deL’Alvxl. Fratnicour and other points in front of the American sector were fiercely shelled by Yankee heavy artillery late yesterday. New fires were also observed in Montididier as a result of the bom barument, and an ammunition dump in tnntigny apparently wap burned Another attempt by a Boche patrol to capture an American outpost was repulsed. An American outpost, caught a Ger man trench dog. The pouch about his peek contained a message saying that the German retaliatory fire was i falling short and that many of their | own shells were landing in Cantig ny. This cenrirmed previous informa tion reported by Affier.icaj) oufpops. 1 ' FROPOSED LEGISLATIVE AMEND MENT. Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 14. I Amending Sections 2 and 3 of ArtU cle 7 of the Constitution of the State | of Arkansas; providing that the Su | prenie Court of the State shall be • composed of seven Judges, one Chief Justice and six Associate Justices; pro ; viding the Judges may sit in two di ! visions, and otherwise providing the i manner in which the court shall sit j and shall render its decisions. ! Providing for the selection and elec I tion of the two additional Judges. FOR AMENDMENT NO. 14. AGAINST AMENDMENT NO. 14. Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 14. Re It Resolved l»y the .Senate and House of RepreKcntatlven of the State of Arkansas, the Majority of Roth 11 oi: won Agreeing Thereto: That the following is hereby pro posed as an amendment to the Con stitution of the State of Arkansas, and the same being submitted to the elec tors of the State for approval or re jection at the next general election for Senators and Representatives, if a majority of the electors voting at such election adopt such amendment tho same shall become a part of the Con 'd! tut ion of the State of Arkansas, lo w it: That Sections 2 and 3 of Article 7 of the Constitution of the State of Ar kansas be amended to read as follows: The Supreme Court shall be compos ed of seven Judges, one of whom shall be styled Chief Justice and elected as such. In the consideration and decis ion of eaves, all Judges may sit or the Court may be divided into two divis ions, and the decision of each of said divisions shall be the decision of the Court. The Chief Justice shall assign three of the Associate Justices to each division, and lie may change such as signments from time to time, and the Associate Justices may interchange with each other by agreement among themselves. The concurrence of three Judges shall be necessary to a decis ion in either division. "When the Court is sitting in banc, the Chief Jus tice shall preside, and the concurrence of four shall be necessary to a decis ion. The Chief Justice shall allot the •ares to the divisions, and he may or der any case to be decided or recon sidered by the court in banc. The Chief Justice may sit in either division, and shall preside when so sitting. The Tudgcs of each division shall elect a ^residing Judge for that division, who hall preside when the Chief Justice is not sitting In that division. If the Chief Justice is absent from the Court, he senior Judge present shall perform his duties. The Governor shall appoint the two additional Judges provided for herein. >ne of whom shall hold office until his successor is elected at the. general elec tion for State officers in lf*22, and iualifies, and one of whom shall hold office until his successor is elected at the general election for State officers in 1024. and qualifies. Approved by the Governor, and filed in thie office of the Secretary of State, January 17, 1017. Each elector may vote for or against the above amendment. Witness my official signature this, the 24th day of April. 1018. [Seal] TOM J. TERRAL. Secretary of State. PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE AMEND MENT. Proponed Conntltutfonnl Amendment No. 15. Providing credit of State may be loaned and indebtedness incurred to an amount not exceeding two per cent of the assessed valuation of property in State for the purpose of providing funds to be loaned upon the security >f farm lands within the State or mak ing farm loans; providing Governor, Secretary of State and State Land Com missioner shall constitute State Land Hoard having authority to sell bonds in name of State, place money in State Treasury and loan moivey to bona fide purchasers of farm lands in Arkansas. :nd prescribing manner in which such mans shall he made «ir.d repaid; dele rating to the Legislature th • authority •o provide for carrvtng out. administer ng and safeguarding the provisions of • his* amendment; providing all provis ions of the Constitution of Arkansas in conflict with this amendment are repealed. FOR AMENDMENT NO. 15. AGAINST AMENDMENT NO. 15. lie It Revolved by the House of Rep resentatives and the Senate of the Mate of Arkansas, the Majority of Hoth Houses Agreeing Thereto; That the following is hereby pro posed as an amendment to the Consti ution of the State of Arkansas, and h‘- same being submitted to the dec ors of the Stale for approval or re jection at the next general election or Senators and K«*prcsentatives. if a najority of the doctors voting at such •lection adopt such amendment, the ame shall become a part of the Con t Ration of the State of Arkansas, to vit: Section 1. Notwithstanding the lim tation contained in Section 1 of Artt le 1 f» of the (hmst ilut ion. the credit >f the State may he loaned and in debtedness incurred to an amount not •seceding two per cent of the assess rj valuation oi nil uie pro pen \ in me date for the purpose of providing unds to b- loaned upon the security f farm land* within the State, subject o the limit tions herein contained. Sec. 2. '!"■!e Governor, Secretary of date and . tate Land (.'onnni.- ioner hall const1 ute the State Land Hoard, vhb-h hoar-1 is hereby authorized and Inerted t issue and sell or pledge onds in t e name of the State, to r>e • nov.'tt a- "Arkansas Farm Credit londs," in an amount not to exceed . per c< t of the assessed valuation if nil the property in the State, and o place the proceeds in the State Prcasury i a fund to be known as the Arkansa. Rural Cr dits Loan Fund." See. 3. Said bonds shall be issued <ii non 'nations of $25.00, $100.00, ? 500.00 «; d $1,000.00, and shall be is u* d in .‘ erics of $10,000.00 or tnulti vles thereof, drawn to mature In not nore the. t thirty-six years; nor shall ■ id bonds be sold until applications ’rom bona fide purchasers of land ag ""rrega 1 i ng $10,000.00 have been filed vitii and approved by tin* State Land •<>aid. Said bonds shall bear interest t the rate of four per cent per an niin, and shall he exempt from t«ax ■tion by the State of Arkansas, or any • f its subdivisions. i Sec. 4. Said State Land Board is au thorized and directed to loan the mon I *ys in said Arkansas Rural Credits Loan Fund to bona fide purchasers of farm lands in Arkansas, upon notes se Mtred by mortgages or deeds of trust instituting first liens on such farm lands in amounts which shall not ex ceed seventy-five per cent of the ap praised value of such lands. The cred it of the State shall not be loaned to my person to purchase more than 80 ■teres of land, nor land valued at more than $50.00 per acre. Nor shall a loan of less than $200.00 nor more than $3, 000.00 be made to any purchaser of Inn d. Sec. 5. Such loans shall not be made except to owners who “operate” and “occupy” lands mortgaged, and shall be made for the following purposes: fa) The payment for lands purehased; (b) the purchase of live stock and oth er equipment, and the making of im provements which, in the judgment of said b«V rd. will increase the produc tivity of' such lands or add to their value as rt farm borne in a degree to justify /such expenditure; and (c) fo# the satisfaction of encumbrances upon such lands, which, in the judgment of said board, were incurred or assumed by said applicant for the aforesaid purposes. Sec. f». Every applicant for .a farm | loan shall state clearly in his applicn j tion the purposes for which such loan ! is desired, and upon its approval by . the board this statement shall be deem I ed a part of the note or contract under i which the loan is granted. But no i failure to apply such funds to the : purposes stated in such application or : enumerated herein shall invalidate a j loan when once made, nor shall any* ' thing herein contained be deemed to prevent any farm owner from selling \ or leasing lands subject to such in cumbrance; but if he shall violate hi" j said contract by applying the moneys I borrowed to purposes other than those stated in his application or enumerated ' herein, or if he shall lease such lauds j or sell them to any person not fulfil 1 I ing the conditions and purposes pr<> | vided for herein, said board is author i ized and directed to require the repay ■ meat of said loan upon six months' no I lice, and said note or contract shall ! contain a clause providing therefor. I Sec. 7. Such loans shall he repaid »ith interest accruing in annual in stallments on the amortization plan. <uch installments being fixed at such sums as will cover the interest rate ’ ’ml wilt liquidate the debt in peri d •o be agreed on between said hoard rd the applicant, said period to be v t b-ss than five nor more than thiv'v i\ vrars; but any debtor may liqvi late any part or all of bis inch I t* dr s i amounts of $70.00 or multiple: 11.« i • - • f upon any amortization payment la t e. See. S. The rate of Interest on loans hall be five per cent per annum; pro vided, that no Farm Credit Bonds shall he sold for less than par; ami pro vided further that the board shall re quire each applicant to pay an initial charge of t per cent of the loafi grant ’d, the minimum charge to be $10.00 *o cover the cost of appraisal and ex amination of title. Sec. 9. All surplus funds accruing from the operation of the system of rural credits herein provided for. after paying interest accruing on the afore-. *aid bonds, and all operating and other expenses arising from the administra tion of said system of rural credits. I shall he placed in the State Treasury and become a part of a fund to be known as the “Arkansas Rural Credit Reserve Fund.” Said Arkansas Rural Credits Reserve Fund shall be loaned on farm lands in the manner herein nrovided for the Arkansas Rural Credit Loan Fund, and the interest ac cruing from loans made from said Ar kansas Rural Credits Reserve Fund -die 11 be added to it and become a part of it. The said Arkansas Rural Credits Reserve Fund shall be irreducible. cx •opt that it may be drawn upon to re bnhurse the State for loss incurred in he administration of said system of Sec. 10. The Legislative Assembly hall provide in such detail as it shall leem advisable for the carrying out ■nd administering of the provisions of his amendment, and shall provide nd •«'iu:ite safeguards against the use of uch loans as an aid to the purchas :ig and holding of lands for the pur »oses of speculation. Such safeguards hall include clear definitions of the ei*ms "operate" and "occupy” used • rein. In the absence of such lcgis •• tion. and subject to the same after • Is enactment, the State Land "Board hall proceed to administer said sys oin of rural credits under rules and • •gulations provided by itself, but suh <1 to the provisions herein contained. Sec. 11. The provisions of the Con tention of Arkansas in conflict with his amendment are hereby repealed, in o far only as they conflict herewith. The provisions of this amendment hall he self-executing, and shall take feet and he in operation 60 days af •r their approval and adoption by the ■ ople of Arkansas. Approved by the Governor, and filed ■i the office of the Secretary of State, birch 17. 1017. Bach elector may vote for or against • above amendment. Witness my official signature this, • e iMih day of April. 1018. fSeal] TOM J. TERRAL, Secretary of State. Make money baling hay for your neighbor on a1- Williams Hay Press. Willi ms Mill Mfg. Co., Texarkana, Arkansas. 4t 43. -w.s.s. SHIP LOSSES FALL OFF Germans Destroy Only 268,704 Tons In April. Pi.ris, May 11.—The Ministry of Marine announces that during Febru ary. March and' April 3,723 steamships and 788 sailing vessels passed through the danger zone, where there were previously heavy losses, without a sin gle sliip being sunk. In April the Germans destroyed only 268,704 tons of shipping, although they claimed to have destroyed 600 - 000. j AMAZED AT AMERICA’S SPEED [And at Magnitude of Fis War Prepara tions, Says Stephan Pielion. Paris, May 11.—“France is set like [steel in her just war. And with the tremendous assistance of America, be coming hourly more potent, we awgjit the renewed assaults of the Germans [ with the utmost confidence.” j This was the statement of Stephen Pichgn, French minister of foreign at- j Taira, today. Suave, naturally mild of manner. I the French statesman warmed into j fierce enthusiasm :s he tajkei' of his j country's efforts and lauded the aid of her latest ally. "The spirit of the Americans al ready on the battle line,” said he ' ha.s convinced the Germans before them of their determination as fight ers. Every American may feel proud | of what they h ,ve done and when ! ’ | the giant strength of your republic i is fully exerted we know that there j will be no doubt as to the result. I We French know that the United States entered this war for principles which cannot be compromised, and we can assure you that, bo the struggle long or short, France on the day of the completed, final victory will be found presenting a solid front to the foe. "We are all amazed at the remark able speed with which the United States has exerted its power. I have been astonished at the magnitude of the bases laid by the United States army for future activities, and when the men for whom these plans were laid are upon the battle front, the day of triumph for America, France, Britain and our allies will be at hand. -—W.S.S. I. IV. IV. AS SAVIORS 1 And Wilson In Flight Is Strange Vision of Agitators. Chicago, May 12.—The strange vi sion picturing President Wilson and his cabinet in flight and Industrial Workers of the World rising up as saviors of the people came to Harri son George, a defendant, and in print ed form was submitted as evidence today in the seditious conspiracy trial of 112 leaders of the organization. The vision, which the government charges, was part of a conspiracy to block America's war program was re ported in published matter last sum mer and described the nation’s indus trial system tumbling like a house of blocks througli practice of sabotage I against great producing plants. This and scores of other documents defying the government assailing conscription and urging “war against war" were read into the records. At adjournment tonight the govern ment virtually bad completed intro duction of printed matter used in the alleged anti-war campaign and ex pects to take up matter from the per sonal files of leaders of the organiza tion Monday. ———w.s.s. NOTICE: The Williams Mill Manu facturing Compainy of Texarkana, Ar kansas, if demonstrating a new me thod of baling said pressing hay; three tons per hour, with only three men; Press is run with small farm engines, using coal-oil or kerosene as fuel. Hales are made without the use of blocks. The Presses are Self-thread ers, and P|re being sold as fast as can be made. The Company guarantees ] them to bo absolutely satisfactory, and to make the prettie'st bale of bay pos sible to be made on a Hay Press. A FINE RECORD — ‘T* Chairman McCrary Tlusufcs County f<« Success of Liberty Loan. To the people of LittJ^' jRtr Coun ty: ifl&r The Third Liberty drive is over and I fell that Little River county • has done nobly. We were called upon for $100,250.00 and responded with 1561 subscriptions amounting to $184,100.00. Resides 33 subscriptions amounting to $1,000.00 which was .sent to the Bank of Horatio. In this drive the people of Little River county hr/ve proven themselves true patriots. Besides she has furnished many of herjffons for the cause of Americanism and Liberty. I wish on behalf of the Executive Com mittee and myself personally to ex press my sincere thanks and appre ciation to all those who aided in this great Bond sale. And especially to the ma/magers and their assistants of the varied divisions. I am proud1 of Little River County, she has proven that patriotism is not de .d within her borders. The war is not yet won. We will soon be called upon to contribute to the Red Cross and Y. M. C. A. Let us respond to these causes with the same liberality and enthusiasm as we did the Third' Liberty Loan. Yours for victory, n. c. McCrary, County Chairman Third Liberty Loam. --W.S.S. SMARTS UNDER PRUSSIAN YOKE London, M.:y 11.—Russia has ! ecu suddenly faced with events that any again change the political outlook, the r etrograd correspondent of the Daily Express telegraphs. Germany, he says, has apparently found that economic dominion over Russian territory, is insufficient ajn'd is seeking military oc cupation. An extra session of the Bolshevik government council has been held in Petrograd to discuss the situation created by the ultimatum recently de livered by the German ambassador, Count von Mirbach, which embodied demands of a character apparently calculated to turn Russia virtually into a German colony. Premier Lenine's speech at this meeting was extremely pessimistic, the correspondent re ports. According to the newspaper, Podnia, the question of transferring the capi tal to Nijni-Novgorod was broached, as was the subject of. immediate military measures for the defense of Moscow against possible aerial at tacks. Germans Send Troops. The situation in the Ukraine has be come so disturbing that the Germans have dispatched large detachments of Bavarian cavalry from Flawders on the way to Ukraine, the corre spondent at Amsterdam of the Ex change Telegraph company reports. Word that fighting is being resum ed in Ukraine, has been received In Liege, Belgium, according to the dis patch. German cavalry is passing through Liege, enroute to Ukraine, accord ing to reports reaching Amsterdam today from the frontier. The impres sion is created that the war may l»e resumed in the east. ■ - W.S.S.-— STRAYED—1 mare mule branded J on leit shoulder, was short chain on foot; 1 bay mare small star in face, branded on left hip 2x2; small bay mare with grey tail, branded D. I. Will paly $10 reward.—Geo. Smith, Red Bluff, Ark. 2t Wool Supply Shut Off By Government Order PROTECT YOURSELF-SAVE MONEY While the Stock Lasts We Offer FREE EXTRA PANTS With Each Suit to Measure All Prices Buy An Extra Suit! Come in at Once |/| Pick Out the Best Pieces and the f l Biggeest Values 'Qi Satisfaction Guaranteed Buy Now Ce!! and see the wonderful offers that I am now making ■ A. J. BISHOP, Ashdown, Ark.