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. * * ♦ We^tm™^ *•*•* *«* * V * i J I F\ 5 — !V 1 w * ASHDOWN GROCERY^CO. * ♦ If Not Sntl.fnetorj, return * ■ ■ I I ■ £jk ■* j I J_j| m / Cf * T,,e Cheapest a,,<1 Kest + :s*cvr:::"!.B::. JL«I l11C Kl V Cl ilCWN :zsm?.izi ♦ ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ ^ ♦ ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ ************* semi-weekly ************* GRAVES & GRAVES, Editor*. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Wednesday, November 20, 1918. VOLUME XX. number 97. HUN APPEAL FOR FOOD MAY BE PROPAGANDA Furpow, Washington Believe*, I* Merely to Knllst HympHthy—OfHelal ally Known Germany Has Suf ficient for Immediate Needs. Washington, Nov. 16.—In the al most hysterical appealq of the Ger man provisional government lor sup plies of food and for permission to address itself directly through com mission to the American public, oftl cials here see a purpose to excite the sympathies of a large element of the American population more or less con nected by blood ties with Germany. With such sympathies aroused, the German government, it was said, un doubtedly hopes to influence the ap proaching peace conference toward leniency. Such -appeals ap those which have been sent by wireless by Dr. Self, German foreign secretary, to Secre tary Lansing, were said to be quite unnecessary and not likely to have any beneficial results. Picaiseut Wil son already has promised to do every thing possible to prevent suffering among the civil population o the conquered sta-tes. The entente powers have endorsed this attitude, not so muc. -r ai con siderations of mercy or sympathy with the foe, as from a genuine con viction that a starving and desperate people would make -dangerous neigh bors; render any srtlst'.ctory peace impossible and by appeals to the in ternationalist spirit, endanger the se curity of the enten'.e countries them selves. The design of the conserva tive elements in the entente states is understood to be to avoid raising any new issues that would aggravate these conditions. Germany Not Starving. It is known, officially there is suffi cient food in Germany to meet im mediate needs. The Supreme War Council is planning to supply food in the future an? before the present stocks are exhausted, assuming the exercise oi wise economy in food distribution. To correct what appears to be a general public misunderstanding on the subpect, it may be authoritative ly said none of this food to he sent from America to Germany or Austria will be given awry. It must be paid for by the governments of tho c coun tries. --W.S.S. CHANCERY COCHT Was In Session Here 'I hr First of • ills Week, Judge Jas. D. Shaver convened the regular November term of Chancery court at the courthouse in ibis city Monday, t he becV ‘ i; mrbe up large ly of divorce c;.sca v.i;' some land co.i firmat'on mutters. FLEET TO ME SURRENDERED 10 Battleship-, II Cruisers, 51) Destroy ers to Ido to Allies. l.ondon, Nov. 17.—The meeting of the Gorman naval delegates with the British naval representatives took place on Friday afternoon off Rosyth, on the coast of Scotland. The Ger man representatives consist of three : delegates frr.m the Sapors and Sol tilers' Council and four delegates from j the Peoples' Council, including Rear Admiral von Meurer. Tlie surface warships, which are to be surrendered have to be “ready to leave German ports seven days after j the signing of the armistice." That, j is to say, on Monday, November 18. The submarines which are to be j surrendered "must be prepared to j leave German ports immediately on ! the receipt of a wircl03S order to s:il j o the port of surrender" and are to j be handed over “with full complement j in a port specified by the allies and | the United States within 14 days after 1 the signing ol the armistice. That is Monday, November 25. All the submarines are to be sur- 1 rendered and of the surface warships | 10 battle-diips, six battle cruisers,! eight light cruisers and 50 destroyers, j of the most modern type are to be i given up. -W.S.S.-— BEI.l.T VNS OCCUPY ANTWERP Huns Withdraw Without Incident and People Celebrate Deliverance. With tho Allied'Armies in France ' 'and Belgium, Nov. 17.—The allied armies have begun their march toward Germany. The Belgian forces have al- I ready occupied Antwerp, which was i evacuated by Fro enemy on Friday, | and immediately t ken over. Bru sols ; v,u3 expected to be free oi German sol diers today. The withdrawal from Antwerp was accomplished without untoward inci , cnt and when tho correspondent vis ited the el'v today the people were in the midst o a. celebration for their i dellverar.ee Burgomaster M.x has left Brussels i for Gh nt In visit the king. -w.s.a. HEADY TO ABDICATE Grand Duchess of Luxemburg Heads i W riling on the Wail. Geneva, Nov. 17.—The Lausanne Gazette says it learns the people and Parliament ot Luxemburg v. 11 ee i mend the abdication of the grind duchess of L> xe.mburg, who is con Ssidered the symbol of German in Itrigue. The members of the Liberal .party .’vlre the grand duchy tran.x I formed into a republic and a t tea d (to France. The nev/spape e -l-. that the ni duchess, learning of the general o;r . ■ on of the people o! tUo country, replied th. ■ she was ready to ubH catc after e general vote had b n taken on the puestion, but not before. Protect Year Liberty Ssnas PROTECT YOUR LiIBl'j >TV BOWDS AND VtC'i other valuables by rentin'; ; sc e deposit bo:; in our hank. The cost is a mere trifle compared with, the service r.nd the security a box offers to you. A fire inay destroy your home at any time Un registered Liberty Bonds and other valuable pa pers cannot?" be replaced if destroyed by fire. Don't tempt burglars by leaving your vuluablea within easy access to their hands. Let a safe de posit box be a part of the banking service which we have to offer you. ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, Arkaansas ijfjf _ ... *y i AMERICANS REGIN MARCH TO GERMANY i For First Time They Enter Enemy Territory With No Opposition —Many in New Uniforms. With the American Army in France, 1 N'ov. 17.—General Pershing’s forces moved forward early today in terri tory just abandoned by the German troops. On the old line between Mou zon and Thiacourt, lying from the region of Sedan to the south of Metz, the troops had been stationed tc ' await orders for the advance and at 5:30 o'clock this morning the patrols 1 mb relied out, not in line of battle, but in columns, .along the lilgn roads, which are only slightly injbred. The first steps of the Americans into regions so lately controlled by Germany were not spectacular. The men were keyed up and keen lor the new adventure, but, like they were on the day of the signing of the ar mistice, there were comparatively no ( demonstrative manifestations of their I enthusiasm. J&any of the men had been newly uniformed E,nd all of them were “pol ished," as though for inspection. The J men appeared eager tor the word to ! go lortvard. The relatively small units that are moving forward as advance guards were sent to the line before daylight. The night had been cold and the mud that yet marks the ro.ad3, notwith standing there have been two or three days without rain, was slightly | frozen. The men shivered as they > rested by the roadside. | Long Line Starts. When the command finally was' given for the advance the elements who were to push forward, in some cases miles apart on the long line between the right and left, moved off into the mists that appear always to shroud this part oi the country, ,nd disappeared. j For the first time since the Ameri cans started to advance into enemy* held territory there was assurance that they would encounter no hostility. No chances were taken, however. The engineers were the second units to press forward and they carefully be;; n their work of looking out for mines and tainted water. Every ob stacle was tested before it was moved in order to find out if it masked ex-, plosives. For some time the Germans have shown a spirit o; co-operation in informing the Americans where ... nea were locat' d nd in destroying them themselves. it was some time after the engi neer moved forward before the it. vler columns took the road. The entire army finally was moving anu moving along the lines of peace days, ''ut it was In such order that it might .uicl.ly be tre n formed into buttle ar ray. Every brigade was covered by :: regimen, of 77’s, the heavier artil lery following close behind. The :.ks of th i Bdvanc’ng column were well protected. It h" be i Imp d on officers . ad men alike that F ir Is an opera tion under n armistice Fr;F.ena'ntlon, not only with the t.tv.iuu soldiers who may bo icunj cither a ; stragglers u~ voluntary pri - oners, but with the civilian population, has been sternly forbidden the Aar.er ica ns. w.s.s - M’HIAL KK MIA l*rr«M< nt * tnnual Ptm t inullon of l!i*!h'u) llnrlh on (ilorlous Victor). Washington. Nov. 17.- President Wilson in a proclamation today desig nated Thursday, November 28, as Thanksgiving l>av ami said this year the A meric iu people have special and moving cause to be grateful and re joice. Complete victory, he said, haa brought not only peace, but the confi dent promise of a new day as well, in which "justice shall replace force and jealous Intripue among the nations." -W 8 8. %• Marc Nut Shells. Utile Hock. Nov 18 Fortunately for the world there is no turther need for everybody to save fruit stones, nut I shells, for gas-masks have been ban ished from civilization, let It tie hoped, for all time to come. The material which people all over the country hud been asked to aave. was used to uvati- ( ufacture carbon for the making of gas masks. : PRESIDENT WILL ATTEND OPENING PEACE SESSIONS r« Sail for France Immediately After Congress Convenes—Requests of Clemenceau and Lloyd George Responsible for Decision. Washington, Nov. 18.—President Wilson will attend the opening ses sion of the peace conference. This was announced tonight officially. He will go immediately after the conven ing of the regular session of Congress on December 2. This official statement was issued at the White House: ‘The president expects to sail for France immediately alter the opening of the regular session of Congress, for the purpose of taking part in the dis cussion and settlement of the main features of the treaty of peace. It is not likely that it will be possible for him to remain throughout the sessions of the formal peace conlerence, but his presence at the outset is neces sary, in order to obviate the manifest disadvantages cf discussion by cable in determining the greater outlines of the final treaty about which he must necessarily be consulted. Pie will, oi course, be accompanied by delegates, who will sit as the represen tatives of the United States tnrough out the conference. “The names of the delegates will ue yrusumiy uiuiuuiicuu. Absent at Least si Month. How long the president will remain abj'oaid he probably cannot say now. The time tor the convening of the peace conference has not yet bean an nounced, but the general belief here is that it cannot be assembled before late in December at the earliest. If this is the c.se, the president will be absent from the country at least a month and probably longer. What plans the president may have for bis trip other than to attend the opening o. I lie peace conference and to participate in the discussions ;mbng the representatives of the as sociated nations, which will precede it, have not been revealed. He un doubtedly will be accompanied by Mrs. Wilson and it is expected here that besides visiting Paris, where tbe peace congress probably will be held, he will go tcr London and possibly to Brussels and Rome. Mr. Wilson is expected to receive abroad a reception such us has been accorded but few men in public life. He will be welcomed not only the president of the United States, but also as the champion of world democ racy. In visiting Europe the president will establish two precedents. He will be the first chief executive of the United States to participate in a peace conference for the settling of issues growing out of a war in which this country participated, and he will be the first president to leave North America during his term of office. Urgently Invited. In deciding to attend the peace conference. President Wilson is said to have been largely influenced by representations from Premiers Lloyd George of Croat Britain and Clemen ceau of France Lnd other statesmen ui me ciut’iii ‘ commies. 1 no prin ciple.; ami terms of settlement enunci ated by the president halve been ac cepted by bol'.i the associated nations and the central powers as the basis upon which peace is to be re-estab lished and it is said that it is for the working out of the application of these principles that his presence is so earnestly desired by the allied statesmen. --W.S.S. TWO MOKE ABDICATIONS Duke of Saxe-Coburtr, Grand Ihikc of Mccklenbiirg-Nclmerin Quit. Copenhagen, Nov. 1C.—Duke Charles Kdward of Sav.e-Coburg and Gotha and Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV, of Mecklenburg-Schwerin have abdicat ed. Duke Charles Kdward of Saxe-Co burg and Gotha was born July 19, 1884. He succeeded his uncle. Alfred as grand duke on July 5, 1900. Fried rich Franz IV became ruler of Meck lenburg-Schwerin on April 10, 1897, succeeding his father, Friedrich Franz III. He is 36 years of age. -W.S.S. NOTICE The annual election of officials of the Little River County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be held at Ashdown November 20th at 3 p. m. at the school auditorium instead of at the courthouse as previously stated. Everybody urged Bo attend. DIED IK THE SERVICE East Letter of Henry C. Pauley, Who Died of Wounds Received In Action. The News has been furnished a let :er for publication, which was the last letter written by Henry C. Pauley, who died in France from wounds receiv ed in action just four days after this letter was written to his sister, Miss Mae Pauley. Young Pauley lived at Cerro Gordo in this county. He vol unteered in the regular E,rmy in Sep tember, 1937. He went to France the 1st of April, 1918. He died of wounds received while in action September 25,! 1918. You will note that this letter v:as dated on the 22nd of September. 1 The letter follows: Sunday, Sept. 22, France. I Dear Mae: I received your letter this morning and was glad to hear from you again, j Yes, I received the articles all O. It., j and must say they come in real good time too. Please accept my thanks for them j and I will try and return the favor i seme day. Say, those pictures were i good only I have two or three like [ some of them. Nevertheless I was 1 glad to get them. You might have told m© the boys | name that has been over here fighting ! and now wanting to come back again. | Take it from me he is a dam fool for i wanting to come back to this God for-' saken country. But he is right about: lather being in the trenches than in camp for I IiEid myself, only we are in , open warfare now. I guess you see in the paper that we made a drive the other day. Cur di vision was in it and dene some good work too. The Boches are making an air raid ; this morning for I hear the explosions. ! We are back for a rest, and must say, wc need it, too, especially a place where we can wash and take a batii. I have gone high as three days late ly without washing. I got a letter from Clora and she is teaching. I got all my mail the other day, got 7 letters from Mamma. She said she had me a sweater. Tell her not to send it until I send for it, for we have to carry everything we own. If I don t send for it, keep until I come home and I will wear it then I will close for the present. Your Brother, Henry C. Fauley, GOth Inf., Co. B., France. -——w.s.s. TAKE FOOD TO GERMANY British Government Arranging' to Send German Ships Here. London, Nov 1G.—The British gov ernment is arranging for the departure to the United States of a number of German vessels for the purpose of bringing to Germany foodstuffs which the allies will permit Germany to re ceive. TWO COUNTY BOYS DIED IN FRANCE Pete Landers of Allene and Wash Jackson of Foreman Report ed to Have Hied From Wounds. Two more of Little River county’s boys in France have made the supreme sacrifice. The casualty list Tuesday reported that Pete Landers of Allene and Wash Jackson of Foreman had died of wounds received in action in France. It is understood that a tele gram to Lander’s parents stated that he had died of pneumonia, causing a conflict in the two reports. Pete Landers was a selected ser vice man and was entrained from this place to Camp Pike on the 24th daiy of June, lfllS, according to the records of the local board. He was a fine stalwart youth, and was one of those who expres ;ed a great desire to serve his country. He wa3 a son of E. M. Landers, a well known highly respect ed citizen of Allene. Wash Jackson, whose address is giv en as Foreman, is not known here. He • is not on the records of the local board and was undoubtedly a volun teer. He was reported to have died from wounds. According to the records of the News Little River county has lost four boys in France, either killed in action or having died from wounds, ajs foil lows : Red Chandler, W-ilton. Henry Pauley, Cerro Gordo. Pete Landers, Allene. Wash Jackson, Foreman. A number of others have died from disease, while others have been wounded in action, a complete list of which is not available. -W.S.S. NEW CONSTITUTION Copies Being Distributed Throughout the State. Little Rock, Nov. IS.—No voter in the state shculd fail to receive a copy of the new Constitution. Those who have not gotten a copy of it should re quest one from their county delegate to the constitution, as each delegate has been furnished1 with a thousand copies for distribution. In addition to this, the Publicity Committee, of which J. G. Ferguson is secretary, has distri buted nearly 100,000 copies, having sent them to all county officers, news papers, justices of the peace, notaries public, teachers, preachers, lawyers, hotels, bankers, club women and oth ers. Copies are now being sent to farm and labor organizations, mer chants, and all other list3 that are available. In Little Rock copies are being placed in the hands of all school children with the instructions that they be turned over to their fa thers. The newspapers of the state are taking it up and are giving the Constitution an extensive publicity. FINANCIAL PREPAREDNESS in the United States really began two years ago when the Federal Reserve System was organized. It will be complete when every citizen is doing his share towards the maintenance of the system. I3y depositing your money with us you can help directly in developing and strengthening it, as we are required to keep on deposit with our Federal Reserve Bank a portion of your balance with us. At the same time, and without cost, you bene fit directly from the protection the system affords us. . i JfJL I FIRST NATIONAL BANK ASHDOWN, ARK. W. K. HALLER, Cashier