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************* ♦ We Guarantee Votan Coffee ♦ ♦ If Not Satisfactory, return + + Empty Can and We will Be* + fund Yonr Money. * ♦ ASHDOWN GBOCERY CO. + Little SEMI-WEEKLY News. ♦+♦♦+**+♦*+** ♦ ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ ♦ The Cheapest and Best ♦ ♦ Place in Town to Buy Your ♦ ♦ Groceries. ♦ ♦ ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ ++♦♦+++++++♦♦ GRAVES & GRAVES, Editor*. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1918. VOLUME XX. NUMBER 101. HELP TO SAVE THE FRENCH CHILDREN Little River County Has Quota of l’orty-One Children—Drive Now On Since Monday. By Proclamation of Gov. Charles H. Brough, the week which started Mon day is French Orphan’s Week. Arkan sas’ quota for this drive is 4,000. Many counties went quietly to worn on the first notification of the campaign, which was made through the Council of Defense October 12th to 15th. Many C. of D. chairmen sent in recommend ations for County Chairmen ror this drive, who have been appointed. Where this was not done, tne appoint ments • were made by the Executive Committee in order tfaa.t the work he not delayed. In counties where the work had not been started last year, volunteers are urged to write at once to Headquarters in order that we have no “slacker’ counties. $36.50 keeps en orphan one yea,r in his mother's home. This is only 10c per day, which, in addition to v/nat the French Government gives, will Keep a child from want. A few years of neglect, of scanty food and under nourishment,, a prey to the ravages or Hun-disseminated disease and it will be too late. Little River county has been given a quota of 41. Mrs. J. E. Locke o» Ashdown is the chairman. The fol lowing schedule shows the cos* or sup porting a child for whatever time you elect to pay: 10c keeps a child one day. $3.00, keeps a child one month. $36.00 keeps a child one yeaf. This can be paid quarterly or year ly to Mooreliead Wright, Treasury, Lit tle Rock, Ark. P. P. Claxton, Commissioner of Edu cation says: I know nothing the children ot Am erica can do more fitting than to con tribute to the support of the children of France who ha;ve been orphaned by he cruel war which has r:gec oa the soil of that devoted and impoverished country for four years and more. 1 am informed that more than a million French children have lost their fathers •a(nd that more than 400,000 of these are dependent on the State and Chari ty for /their support. The French Government gives to each of these $3 a month, or $36 a year--all it !s able to give. At the present cost of living fully twice as much is required for the support of a child in the most econo mic way possible. The Society known as the Fatherless Children of France has un/ertaken to supply the addition al amount and is appealing_to__ tile children of America for help. $3 a month each for 600,000 children makes sja ,500,000 a month. There are In the a liools of the United States more than 20,000,000 children. If these children should contribute an average of ten cents a month the total of $2,000,000 would be all that is needed, and more. All subscriptions sent in to Mr. Wright will be credited at once to the proper counties. The following form may be used in filing subscriptions: Date... I pledge myself to give $.-. for a, boy or girl aged.-.In its own home for.....years $.for..children in their own homes for.years I enclose herewith $.-.In part or total payment for the above and pledge myself to give the remainder In .payments. I promise to give the same amount next year. I wish to know the name and ad dress of the child or children. Signed ... Address . -w.s.s. MORE INFLUENZA A New Breaking Out of Epidemic with Increased Nnmber of Cases During the past week the epidemic of Spanish influenza has broken out afresh and many new cases are being reported. There is a; general report that as many as 65 cases are now in | Ashdown but Dr. Phillips, county | health officer, states that the number I is not nearly so many. But few of the cases are so far in a severe form. In several instEjnces whole families are affected. -W.S.S.-— j 50 ON ONE PLANE 1 New Type of American Naval Ma I chine Establishes Record. ! - | Wellington, Nov. 30.—The navy's j newest type seaplane, the giant No. I, I the largest seaplane in the world, broke all records :or the number of passengers carried in any airplane when it made a flight with 50 men on board Wednesday at the naval air sta tion, Eockaway,' L. I. No special modifications of the plane were made for the flight, which j was made to demonstrate the ma chine's enormous lifting power. The No. 1 is the first American tri-motored seaplane and is propelled by three Liberty motors thajt develop a maxi mum of 1,200 horse power, giving it a cruising speed of 80 miles an hour. In the test flight the plane was piloted by Lieut. David H. McCulloch of the naval reserve flying corps. W.S.S. DIED OVERSEAS Frank Wiisie of Wiiithrop Died of Di sease in tiie Servier. The casualty list Tuesday had the name of Frank Wilsie of Winthrop r;s having died of disease while overscan with the army. NELP TO KEEP YOUR HE TOWN PROSPEROUS «F YOU WANT/THIS COMMUNITY TO ENJOY its share of prosperity then spend your money in yoar homo stores. By sending your money to another city for an article that could he bought Juat as cheaply in your home town you are doing yourself :n injustice. If you want bettor stores, better schco'.3 bel'.sr public buildings; if you want to make your homo town prosperous and a better place to live in, prfronize your local merchants. In helping to make your own community more prosperous you arc helping to make yourself more prosperous. See what your local dealer aas to offer before trying elsewhere. Ashdown, Arkaansas PRESIDENT SKETCHES GREAT PROBLEMS 1’ays Great Tribute to Armed Forces and Workers at Home Who Have Made Victory Possible. Washington, Dec. 2.—Congress in j joint session today heard President, Wilson announce formally his purpose | tc attend the peace conference and give the views of the part tne gov ernment should play in dealing with rfter-the-war problems. Democrats of the House received the announcement with cneers in which some senators joined; the Re publicans were silent almost through out the address except when tne presi dent. referred to the valor ana efficien cy of America’s soldiers and men tioned the names of Pershing and Sims. Threatened interruptions by members who disapproves of tne trip and of the president’s failure to in clude a: senator among the peepe dele gates. however, did not materialize. Opposition Quickly Appears. During the first hour of tne new session, Senator Cummins of Iowa, Republican, introduced a resolution to senrt a committee of eight senators to Paris to keep the Senate advised of the progress of the peace conference, end in the House Representative Ro den burg of Illinois, Republican, had offered a resolution proposing that the vice president take over tne excu tive functions upon the departure of Mr. Wilson from the country. Senator Sherman of Illinois, Re publican, announced later that he would submit tomorrow a resolution similar to that of Representative Ro denburg, except that it would declare the office of president vacant. The president’s annual address was read, before a crowd that filled floors end galleries. He reviewed i t length the country’s accomplishments in me war, paying tribute to the armed iorcea and to loyal workers- a-, aoas. Among other things he disc'osed iaa-. he thinks the problem of reaajusr ment is taking care of itself without government aid. “It is surprising,” he said, "now fast the process of return to a peace footing has moved In the three weeks since the fighting stopped. It prom ises to outrun any inquiry mat may be instituted and any aid that may be ofi'ered. It v/ill not be easy to di-: rect it apy better th n it will direct itself. The American business man Is of quick initiative.” Railroads a Vexing Problem, 01 the railroad question, Sir. Wil son said lie had no solution to offer. He said he was rerdy to return the lines to private control whenever satisfactory arrangements was offeree to prevent a return to the old systems under private management without modification, end asked Congress to study the subject. /Recommendations incluac-* b\ re newal appeal for woman suffrage in recognition of woman’s work in the war; a request for early and t vorable action on the unratified Columbian treaty, and a'suggestion that authori ty should be given the War Trade Hoard or some other body to continue control for a time over exports. The president concluded with the announcement of his trip overseas, He sr.jid since the associated govern ments had accepted principles enum ciated by him as the basis ror peace and reasonably desired Ins personal counsel in their interpretation, he re garded it as his paramour.* duty to go. Through cable am! wireless, lie added, he would keep In close touch with all that goes on on this side, “and you will know all that I do.” He appealed for the encouragement and added strength of united support from Congress. -W.S.S. LKiHT PLANT DAMAGED Vnother Big Oil Engine Greeks Itsei; —Loss Is Heavy. The plaint of the Commonwealth Public Service Company lia« sufiered the loss of another engine in tne lasf few days thus crippling the plant and leaving only one engine to carry the service. The two big engines pur chased about two years ago are per manently out of commission with a loss of baput $18,000 to ?20,00l). A complete new power system will he Installed as soon as possible. The company hopes to be ajble to give a con* tinuous service with the remaining unit. BRITAIN TO INSIST ON STERN JUSTICE Germany, Must Pay for Wrongs She ' Has Done to Limit of Her Capa city, Declares Lloyd George. London, Nov. 29.—David Lloyd George, the British prime minister, in a< speech at New Castle today, said the victory of the entente allies" had been due to the ceaseless valor ot their men and that it would be a lesson to anybody who: in the future thought that they, as the Prussian war lords hoped, “could overlook htls little island in their reckoning.’* “We are now approaching the peace conference,’’ the premier con tinued. “The price of victory is not vengeance nor retribution. It is pre vention. First of all, what about those people whom we have received without question for years to our shores; to whom we give equal rights with our own sons and! daughters and who abused that hospitality to betray the land, to plot agains security, to sp^ upon it and to gain sucn infor mation as enabled the Prussian war lords to inflict not punishment, but damage end injury, on the lajid that had received them as guests? Never again.” Mr. Lloyd George said the interests of security and fair play, demanded that it should be made perfectly clear that the people who a(cted in this way merited punishment for the damage they had inflicted. Must Pay to Her Limit. The second question was tae ques tion of indemnities, the premier add ed. In every court of justice through out the world the party which lost has had to bear the cost of the litigu ion. When Germany defeated France she established the principle, and there was no doubt that tne principle was the right one. Germany must pay the cost of the war up to the limit of her capacity. “But I must use one word of warn ! ing," said Mr. Lloyd George. “We have to consider the question of Ger many's capacity. Whatever ha.ppens Cermyny i3 not to be allowed to pay her indemnity by dumping cheap good3 upon us. That is the only limit in principle we are laying down. She must not be allowed to pay for her wanton damage and devastation by ! dumping cheap goods and wrecking ' our industries. "The is a third anti last point. Is no one to be made responsible for the war? Somebody has beau re sponsible for a war that has taker, the lives of millions or tne best young men of Europe. Is not any one to be ma'de responsible for that? i if not, all I can say is that if that j is the case, there is one 'justice lor | the poor wretched criminal and an ' other for kings and emperors.” Has Violated Laws of Nations. Mr. Lloyd George declares that there were two offenses agasnst the lt'W of nations that had beau commit ted. i “One,’’ he said, "is the crime against humanity in the deliberate plotting of the great war. The oth er is the outrage upon internatiomai la,w. It is a crime, a brutal crime, to devastate the lands of another. Who ever did that ought to be responsible for it. “The submarine warfare did no: mepn only the sinking of shsps, but V. was a crime against humanity in that it sank thousands of harmless mer chantmen. In the whole history o: warfare between nations that had never been sanction. It ts rant? pira cy and the pirates must receive the punishment. “I mean to sec that tile men who did not treat our prisoners with hu manity a,re to be made responsible. I want this country to go u> court with a clean conscience and sno will do so. There is not a stain on ne record. We will not be afraid to ap pear belore any tribunal. “Now these are the things which we have to investigate. We mean that the investigation shall bo an imperial one, a perfectly fair one. We also mean it shall be a stern on>, and tnat it shall go on the final reckon ing, “We ha<ve got so to act now that men in the future who feel tempted to follow the example of the rulers who plunged the world into this war will know \vhat is awaiting them at , the end of it. We shall have to sec ' that this terrible war, which has in flicted so much destruction on the . world, which has arrested the coarse of civilisation apd in many ways put PUBLIC SPEAKING I Hon. W. If. Arnold of Texarkana Will Talk on New Consti tution Here. Hon. W. H. Arnold of Texarkana has accepted an invitation to address the people here Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the courthouse. He will discuss the new constitution on which the people will vote December 14th. Mr. Arnold is well known here and is a man in whom the people place con fidence. In order to vote intelligent ly on so important a thing ap a con stitution all available information should be sought. You should hear ^ him. -w.s.s.-— HAS LOST FOUR MILLION That !s Estimate of Austria's Casual* ties During the War. (London, Nov, 29.—Austria-Hungary lost 4,000,000 killed and 'wounded dur ing the war, according to an Ex change Telegraph dispatch from Co penhagen. Eight hundred thousand men were killed, including 17,000 officers. The German losses were placed at 6,330,000 by the Socialist Vorwaerts of Berlin, on November 20. The news paper’s estimate, which was unofficial said that up to October 31, 1,580,000 Germajn soldiers had been killed and the fate of 260,000 was not known. Four rpillion soldiers were wounded and 490,000 were prisoners. The British losses in all theaters of activity, including killed,' wounded and missing, were officially placed at 3,049,991 on November 19. Of the total 658,665 were killed, Including 37, 000 officers. An official announcement from London Wednesday said tna,t 1,000,000 men had been killed or were dead through various causes, it being explained that the earlier total of killed did not include the men re ported missing who actually lost their lives, nor those who died rrom sick ness. American casualties haye been offi cially announced as totaling 236117. Of this number 36,154 were killed and died from wounds. . Slightly more than 17,000 deaths were from disease or causes not clas sified. -W.S.S. Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Crowson were here from Mena Saturday nlgtu on their way to Hot Springs to attend conference. 1 it back; which has left marks or. the minds, upon the physique and (he hearts of myriads in many lands t:ia». this generation will not ses ohliierai ed—we must see Ijy the action we take now, just fearless and relent less that it is a crime that shall nev er again be repeated in the history of the world." GIVE - A -BUSHEL CAMPAIGN ON Little Kiver County Campaign Will Be Pushed—Auction Kvery Saturday to Sell Products. J. E. Locke of this city "has recently been appointed chairman of tne Give a-Bushel campaign in Little River county. J. O. Livesay of Foreman Is vice-chairman. So far the campaign has not been pushed strongly in this end of the county. This is an Arkan sas move, inaugurated by Arkansas people and is on trial before the na. tion, which will adopt it if it succeeds here. The object of receiving contri butions of bushels of some farm pro duct is to raise a fund to rehabilitate and re-establish wounded soldiers and give them a better opportunity to succeed under their handicap. It is a most worthy cause. Take your bushel to the office of G. M. Johnston, county demonstrator, ajt the courthouse, where you will re ceive a receipt. Every Saturday at 2 o’clock there will be held an auction sale on the streets of Ashdown to dis pose of these products, the money go ing into the fund. This move has the indorsement and is being urged by tne council of defense. Let Little River county come up with a good showing. -W.S.S. MORE WORK FOR HOOVER Is Likely to Be Appointed as Director General of Relief. I i ! Paris, Nov. 30.—The plan for tne appointment of Herbert C. Hoover, the American food administrator, as director general of relief in charge of food and relief administration for the European allies and the United States, has been given approval, it was learned today, by the very high est American authority. It now goes to the Supreme War Council for de termination. The relief plan Involves besides the appointment of Mr. Hoover, the use of the lajrge passen ger ships Imperator, Blsmarcn and other big steamers in Gorman ports for relief work and to help !n secur ing the return of the American forces in Europe within a comparatively brief period. -W.S.S, GINNERS’ REPORT Begins to Show Decrease In Coun ty Orer Last Year. The ginners’ report for Little River county, up to November 15 showed 11, 584 bales of cotton ginned as com pared with 12,306 ginned on tne same !date last year. Up to this report all our county reports have been ahead of last year while this one shows a decrease. WHAT SHALL WE GIVE THE CHILDREN FOR CHRISTMAS? That is a question that many parents are asking themselves. Why not give them something worth while? Open a bapk account in the little one’s own name anil put the bank book in his stocking. One dol lar will open the account. • ' \ P. S. A bank book is a nice present for the grown up children, too. FIRST NATIONAL BANK ASHDOWN, ABK.