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We Guarantee V®t»i» C««e« SSStSit: ,VEfe & GRAVES, Editors Little River News ASHDOWN T^^MVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1918. VOLUME XX ♦ ASHDOWN GBOCEOT CO ♦ ♦ The Cheapest «nd Be*11 . ♦ Place in Town to Bny Your ^ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦*** NUMBER 70. MANPOWER BILL UP NEXT MONDAY Senate Leaders Agree Not to Wait Un til Recess Ends—Kirby Seeks to Amend, W ants .'dininium at Twenty-One. * I Washington, Aug. 12.—In order to expedite the passage o’ the adminis trations man power bill extending draft ages to from IS to 45 years, thj^inonimou.-: icnser,'. agreement ly wsjp^Tthe Sen.' ie was to transact no^tisiness until August 2«, is to be set asid^ and consideration of the bill taken up next Monday. An un derstanding to this effect was reach ed today by Senate leaders who at once notified absentees to return next Thursday, when the Senate will meet again. A quorum must be pres ent three days before the agreement can be vacated. The bill is still before the Senate Military Committee, but Senator Chamberlain plans to have the com mittee acr upon It tomorrow and re port it favor bly to the Senate on Thursday. In the House no action has yet" been taken on the bill. Chairman Dent of the House Military Committee would not take up the measure until the House reconvenes next Monday. Kirby’s Effort Tails. Senate leaders anticipate some op ^g^jposition to fix a minimum draft age, but they do not believe mere will be objections to taking up consideration jof the measure. By an overwhelming vote the Military Committee today went on record a® opposed to substi tuting 21 for 18 years minimum age in rejecting an amendment proposed by Senator Kirby of Arkansas. He announced the fight for the 21 mini mum would be renewed when the bill reaches the Senate. 40,000 PRISONERS AND 700 GUNS ARE TAKEN Enemy Throws In Heavy Reserves to Stem the Tide and l'revent Greater , Disaster. Paris, Aug. 12.—There has been desperate hand to hand fighting dur ing th; last two days on the Chauines ! Roye-Lassigny-Noyon front. The Ger | mans are defending the ground, inch j by inch, intent on saving the bulk of ! the armies of Generals von Der Mar witz and von Hutier, which are re treating in the direction of Nesle and minished but the Germans have Ham. The allied pressure has not been di ! brought us reserves which had been intended .for offensive purposes and have thrown them into the defensive action, temporarily delaying the prog 1 ress of the allies. Solid occupation by the infantry and artillery in Cliaulnes and Roye, would produce a critical situation for the Germans in their retreat. Light elements of cavalry and cyclists al ready have penetrated both points, but permanent occupation by the al lies and their control of the roads leading to Nesle ' and Ham have not yet bean obtained. The objectives undoubtedly will have to be taker, by storm. Nearly 40,000 Prisoners. j Nearly 40,000 prisoners and 700 guns have been taken by the allies in Pi cardy, according to reliable informa tion here. Military commentators in the Paris newsp pers express confidence that the allied advance, while slowed up, is bound to be continued. “It i? certnin that the German re treat in not over,” 3ay3 L Momma LLibre. While the Petit Parisiea de clares that the capture of Las3igny by the French is only a question o hours. The entire group ol hills be tween I.assigny and the Osie is being encircled, the Petit Journal declares and must enevitably be evacuated. The Germans are reacting on th( allied left with certain amount of sue cess, having had time to get intc line divisions rushed frantically fron the north. It is believed here tin fresh troops are being thrown intc the fight in a desperate endeavor tc block the alied advance towarc Nesle. General von Hutier, who escapee badly damaged, from the Montdidiei p.ocket, is trying now to halt tempo rarily on the Roye-Noyon line. He is strong eriougb at Noyon end, when his flank rests on the Oise, but shoul' the British succeed in debouching from the villages of Lihons. Chilly Fransa.rt, Fresnoy and Goyencourt ?! the general direction of Nesle, voi Hutier's right at Roye would nc only be turned, but he would be cu off and hopelessly lost. The entir line, it is believed here, would tli&i go down. Shea Id von Hutier succeed in hold ing on sufficiently to get his gun and materials away, ills next mov probably would be back toward tli Somme, pivoting on Noyon. H< would swing his right back on th line of Nesle and Noyon. The Germans now are fighting fo time to make this possible and th fighting is likely to be ever, moi desperate today than it was Sumbij The Germans so lar have done n more than check the ail'ed left lorf of the A.vre Itl is believed to be cei tain that they will spare nothing r an endeavor to push it back. -W.S.S.— Fire Alarm. The fire alarm was given Frida; night vt r.n c:rly hour, the lire bein; reported in the Haines Cafe. The fir was found to be a flue burning out. You Are Not Asked 5 To Give Your Money! Your Government only asks you to LEND your spare money to it, in order that it can carry on the great war for freedom and liberty successful ly, and forever abolish autocracy from the face of the earth. What GOOD would your money be without FREEDOM? Isn’t it far better to LEND your money now, at a Steal rate of interest, than to have it TAKEN from you by a horde of tyrannical invaders? U. S. War Savings Stamps sell at $4.19 each (if purchased during the month of. August)1 and earn interest at mere than 4 per cent. U. S, Thrift Stamps seii at 25c each, and are exchangeable in quantities of sixteen at any time for U. S. War Savings stamps (when accompanied by njne* teen cents during August, and one cent additicnal each succeeding month.) They are on sale at any postoffice, bank and other authorized agen cies. Buy as many as yod can. TODAY. $nrc C hi I i.;' WM ssfV g$k Buy War Savings Stamps! * V' This soace contributed for the Winning of the War by D. H. TOMPKINS *V .jri EXPECT NEW PEACE DRIVE Witli German - Military Power on the Wane, Officials Predict Hew Effort. Washington, Aug. 11.—Hints of a “German peace offensive" reaching the State Department from various ' sources and evidences of indirect aind cautious feelers already put out led today to an authorative statement that General March correctly set forth the attitude of the American gov ernment yesterday, when he raid in a conference with newspaper men that now was the time for the great est effort at the battle front. J It is known to the officials that more Ttutonic peace talk would have ' been forthcoming if the big March ' drive •). the Gremans had succeeded to a point where they could claim at least a. partial victory. Now that they ere reeling under % stunning defeat on that same western lront, officials say the "peace drive" may be ex pected, because something must be clone to keep the German people be hind- their government by the pre ’ tense that it is willing and anxious ' to make peace, but that the enemy will be content with nothing short of ' annihilation of the central powers. Officials here, therefore, mre prepar ed for the resumption of efforts at an inconclusive peace, based on the ' same German plan as practiced at Brest-Utovsk upon the Russians of ' getting the enemy's representatives 1 to attend a conference without any preceding binding agreement upon the ^ underlying principles that must gov j srn the framing of any peace treaty. Warned by the prompt rejection of ! earlier propositions in that line, the [central powers, officials believe, will | work with greater caution and put j orward their feelers through neutral i channels, in advance of any specific ’ proposals so as to avoid ai flat and un ! compromising refusal. For Jki3 reason there has so far • been an absence of any tenders . through authorized regular agencies, • though ihe officials are raiher ex pecting some early developments in ^ thcit quarter. ► i j With the purposes and war aims of ; .he entente allies and America ful | ly disclosed, it is accepted here that here con be no thought of discussing 'peace until the Gernvnic powers first 11 . * -• j meet tae conditions laid down in Pres | ident Wilson's Fourth of July ad I c. ress. HELP HOME GUARDS ilome Guard lb. Receiving Equipment —Needs Aid of Loyal Citizens. Al'hc officers or the home guard com pany are sending out letters asking 1 tor contributions to finish paying ror : their new uniforms and guns. The uniforms have been here for some time and the guns are expected any day. This company is now one or the best drilled in the state and is one or which tlie county should feal proud. The adjutant general’s office has re cently asked this end other companies over the county to assist in training men who expect to be called into the service soon. Quite a number of young men h-ave recently enlisted for that purpose. Captain Brlant is anxious that peo ple from out of town come in on drill nights, Tuesday and Friday^ and see the boys drill. It will not only be an encouragement to them, but will be interesting and inspiring to you. You may not have received one of these letters, but if you have not you were overlooked, and you may con sider that the following is addressed io you: “Ashdown, Ark., Aug. 9, 1918. “Dear Sir: “We are writing you, as well as all Class B members of the Home Guard Company, for financial assistance in paying for our guns. ‘ You probably know that uniforms for the guards have been issued to the Company, and are fully paid for. More than halt this expense Class A bore themselves. “Our guns have been ordered and aire expected within a few days, and we will have to have the cash to pay for them when they arrive. The County and Town made liberal donations, but there still is a considerable amount to be raised and we trust you and all oth ers we are writing will make liberal donations. “We have a splendid company—one that the Town, County and State can be proud of, and wheu equipped with guns, we will be In a position to per form ary duty to which we may be called on, and that you will respond THE GIVE A BUSHEL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED Every School District In Comity Except Two Represented in Enthusiastic Meeting Sunday. | The meeting called Sunday after ! noon in this city for the pupose of per ! fecting a county organization 1or i launching the “Give e» isusl el” cam I paign war cr.e of the most enthus'.-s | tic. The .various school boards had been called by County Chairman Ja.ee ' L DeLoney to meet here Sunday :.t 2 p. m. Every school district in the county except two, were represented, and some of them were represented by the full board. In addition to the I school boards of the county many oth ! ers from over the county ware present Mr. DeLoney made e> talk explaining the purpose of the organization. The idea was originated in Arkansas by Mrs. C. W. Elliot of Rison. It had been tried out there and found to be a success before presented to the gov ernment. It has since had the in dorse of the administration and is be ing hacked by the council of defense of the state. Its purpose is to creaite a fund for the assistance of disabled soldiers. The plan is for the school directors to solicit or have some one : to solicit their entire districts and have pledges signed for each individual signing to give at harvest time one bushel at least of their most abundant crop. Then, it will be the duty of these same directors to see that these ! pledges are carried out, the produce ! assembled and marketed. The money ; will then be forwarded to the chairman I 1 or treasurer as directed. It is expect i ed that as many as one to three pled I ges be obtained as there were votes in the last school election. Talks were 2I30 made by S. C. Rey nolds and by D. P. Holmes, who took occasion to addiess the directors on school matters. On permanent organization Jesse L. DeLoney was elected chairman and L. J. Atkinson Secretary-Treasurer, The following county directors at tended the meeting: , Mo. 1. E. W. Thomas. J. H. Johnson, Gus Priest, Ernest Mauldin. Mo. 2. }A. J. Stanley, Ed Choicer. No. 3. W. T. Osborne, J R. Hinton, I Mo. 4. J. F. Smith, M. \V. Locke, J. |M, Perry, M. C. Cook, j Mo. 5. D. L. BaggaHey, G. D. Che Wiling. No. G. Nathan Furlow, W. I. Puin phrey. No. 8. Ef E .Johnston, J. N. Phillips, T. E. McRae, J. W. Quarrels. No. 9. Z. A. Davis, C. W White. No. 10. E. J. Pickett^ W. C. Q^incan, L. T. Fcmby. No. 11. G. W. Strawn, J. W. Strawn, A. G. Wilson, W. A Mauldin. No 12. Geo. Brazil, Jr., B. W. John son. No. 13. J W. Barton, E. T. Smith. No. 14 T. J. Montgomery, B. F. Ste gall, T. W. Grammar. No. 15 B. F. Broomfield. No. 19. J. C. Prow, W L. Doak, W. S. Wright. G. W. Wright, W. T. Greg ory, Albert Morgan. No. 20 J. B. Wright, R. R. Stuart, A. H. Hill, R. L. Dawson, J. B. KirK Imd, H. H. Hathaway. No. 21, R. B. McIntosh, H. B. Davis, L. F. Williams. No. 22. M W. Broomfield, J. A. Pond, Jeff Whitney, Joe Green, O. E. Broom field. No. 23. Warren Mason. Thos. R.oed. No. 25. R. P. Lindsay, O. L. Davis, W. B. Coley. No. 26. A. L. Fomby, Tom Pender, G. B. Joyce, R. A. Davis, W. H. Mc Alister. No. 27. D. A Cobb, Jr. No. 28. B. S. Thrash, L. A. Simmons, L. H. Simmons, Li C. Anderson, W. F. Hinton. No. 29. Roy Budd, J. L. Welch. Ashdown Special. A. J. Husself, H. H'. Orton liberally to this request. Send check to the writer or to either of th down banks for such j^nount see fit to contribute. “Yours truly, GEO. BRIANT, Capt. J. G. SANDERSON, Lt, A. S. FELLOWS, Lt.” Gets Big Promotion. Gus Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Phillips of this city, has recently j been promoted to train dispatcher on the Kansas City Southern Ry. His' office is at Pittsburg, Kansas. Gus [ was formerly operator at this place.! We are glad of his promotion to the high and responsible position which he now occupies, and in which he will : make good, ^ I -JB# BOLSHEVIK SEEMS TO 3E TOTTERING TO IT’S FALL Leaders Alarmed at Successes oi Anti Revolutionists, Likely to Seek Safety in Flight to Germany. London, Aug. 11.—The Anti-Boisha viki movement in Russia is growing rapidly, the Bolshevik Soviet orgau : izatiou lies virtually gone to pieces I and Nikolai Leniue, the premier, and ■ Leon Trotzky. his war minister, intend to flee to Germany should the situa tion become too serious, according to recent Russian newspaper advices, the Exchange Telegraph correspondent of Copenhagen telegraphs. The I’etrograd newspaper Izvesta is Quoted by the correspondent as stat ing that at several points “in that part of Russia not occupied by the en emy,” counter-revolutionary move ments have broken out in ai number of towns. The Bolshevik Soviets have been overthrown in these places and replaced by councils consisting of rep resentatives of the Mensheyki, or moderates. In the city of Kazan, the newspaper adds, the widely known Bolshevik leader, Olschinsky, nas been killed, while there has been great bloodshed among the Bolshevik in the Novgo rod and R.iaizan districts. Germans Admit Danger. The German newspapers today ad mit that the situation in Russia is so critical that a change of government may come any -day, according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company. 'The Berlin Tag lische Rundschau says that events have developed rapidly in Russia, in the last few weeks and thcit Germany must be prepared for the overthrow of the Bolshevik government in a few days. The paper says the fact that Dr. Karl Helfferich, recently appoint ed German ambassador to Russia, in succession to the late Count von Mir baich, is in Berlin, indicates that Ger many is prepared to meet any contin gency. The rr.r.ttfo.'t Zeitung says that the pr - .-urt ai • ‘ st Moscow from the northeast and southwest is growing very serious the Czecho slovaks not only being within a short distance of the cjty, but having suc ceeding in cutting off the food supply. The paper adds ths.it the opposition of the peasants to the Bolshevik! io grOVf ! ing stronger, _> [ -w.s.s. A GREAT TRIP r—"r-'-rTny is the Report of the 24 Boys and GlrJs W ho D ent to Muguolia. > * The twenty-four boys and girls from this County who have just returned from th.i Short Course at Magnolia re port '..hat they had the time of their lives and will never rorget the trip. This weeks training was given free by the Extension Department of the State and the District Agricultural School at Magnolia, to delegates from all the organized Boys and Girls Agricultural Clubs in this district, which is the fif teen Southwest counties. There were abou: three hundred boys and girls present at this school and they were given instruction in the branches of Agriculture and Home Economics, and were placed under strict dicipline during their stay there. Every one entered into the work and school life with a spirit that greatly pleased those who were conducting the school. In fact the school far^surpass ed all expectations with Its success. The boys were given military train ing and ell were given hours for play. Each evening every one had to attend assembly in the Auditorium where pic tures and other entertainment wub provided them. At nine o'clock every one had to be in their rooms and re tire. District Agents, Mr. Kapp and Plunkett had charge of all this and were assisted by specialists and ex tension workers of the state and Miss Norwood and Mr. Wallace of this coun ty. i» W. E. MELABST IMed at Richmond Monday—Was. Bar ltd at Garvin, Oklahoma, W. E. Melard, aged 62, died at Rtch nond Monday after a long tllnana at he homo of his brother, Rev. hdaid, pastor of the Methodist church at that place. The body was carried to Oar rln, Oklahoma, Tuesday morning for ’ Jurial, ar. which plaice his wife had peen buried. Ml3s Carrie Holmes who la teaeh !ng at Jones' school house, vi«lte4 O, ■W.S.S. P. Holmes and family Sunday,'