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'fSWn- .-allies are not willing to allov* aR|‘EhKladC3lity to prevent bringing OEHMani Hohenzollern to trlat. If Hol -rMnaaa his extradition without itthw vwamsent of Germany, the newspa WBjrwfitds, pressure will be brought to JL demand for the surrender or 'WKsm Hohenzoliera. will he sub -***--» to The Netherlands govern in the name of all the allied cab according to the Express. The Of France and Italy have been •communicated to the Britisn ■jjnvwrnment and President,Wilson has suggestions relative to proced t 'the case. express says that although are some little differences as to of law among allied jurists,1 ’s conference of tallied lead- j a Downing street revealed unan- • relative to the bringing of the r German emperor to answer for crimes. nt opinion is held that Holland wOX not be disposed to put onsiacles iatlK way. She will not he asked to -flrfft- Herr Hohenzoliera under the •Md&ASTy extradition laws, but bis TsttfbK will be considered slmlla;r to -Mtak. of a pirate or slave trader who br ml regarded as entitled to refuge im any country . ftlnm to Xcave Germajiy. THhe German government has con jtultil to permit a number of the TiiOn n mill m princes to *.eave Ger —y on condition thp+ they leave j tOUiit' fortunes behind them, accord- j log to an Exchange Telegrs-.pn dis- j plib from Amsterdam. They have ac-1 Vopted the conditions, it Is said, and -expect to proceed to Switzerland, Denmark or Holland. ■pvtnee August William, the former emperor's fourth son, and his wife, xpre going to Argentina as soon as possible, the message adds. Carman Government Undecided. Tbe German government is still mndexdued as to how to deal with the furnmr emperor and the Hohenzo'l Tferns,” said Hugo Haase, secretary for foreign affairs in the German cab inets to a correspondent <.<: me Ex prep on Sunday. “I think,** he con tinue fl, “they may be anfflclently. punished by the International odium Orey have incurred-” j UseusBlng the war, Haase said j •*T*o guilt of starting the struggle REV. J. r. SANDERS Well Known and Beloved Methodist Minister Died ftt Pine Bluff. Rev. John R. Sunders, one of the oldest and best known Methodist Min isters in Arkansas, died at h:s home in Pine Bluff last Tuesaay, at the ago of 68 years. Brother Sanders, as he was alfect lonally called by thousands of friends W2s bor.n in Arkadelphia, and at on 3 time was connected wltn tne South ern Standard published in that city, and one of the oldest newspapers in Arkansas. I^ater, during the time or Opie Reed in Little Rock, Brother San* ders was connected with the Arxan- I sas Gazette. S He entered the ministry and wka pastor of many of the most Important Churches in Southern Arkansas, and was greatly beloved Wherever he went, in fact a few years ago, before his age forced his retirement from the active work, his name was a house hold word in thousands of homes in this part of the state. Never was 4 minister more tenderly loved by his people and the public generally. His death is a great loss to Arkan sas and Arkansas Methodism. He leaves a wife and a number 01 children, three sons and four daugh ters, and two half brotners. The daughters are Mrs. Jether B.fdges and Mrs. Fannie Crandall, 'both o; whom live at Carlisle, Ark., W. B. and J. R. Sanders, sons, both living in Pine^luff, Mrs. Mattie Warwick and Mrs. George Bowden and a son, Lon Sanders, all of whom live here in Hope. W. W. Rayburn, of Ashdown, and Tom Rayburn, of Galveston, Tex as, are hajf brothers. -w.s.s. TEXARKANA WOMAN KILLED Husband and Neighbor, L'nder Arrcsi, Accuse Each Other of Deed. / Texarkana, Dec. 4.—Mrs. John son, wife pf George G. Johnson, a young farmer living near Maude, 26 miles southwest of here, w-ta snot through the heart and instantly killed at her home yesterday afternoon. The husband is In jail, being denied bail pending investigation. John Merritt, a neighbor, is held on bona of 62 - COO. A preliminary trial will be held' ar. Redwater .tomorrow.' Johnson and Merritt accuse each other, of the shooting. The pistol ma: fired the fatal bullet belongs to Johnson, who says that Merritt took it rrom him. Merritt says Johnson was shooting at him, but missed anc Kliiec n;s wife. Sensational disclosures are ex pected at the bearing tomorrow. lies with both German a no Austria. militarism. The government Is now investigating the pre-war metnoca or1 the Foreign Office, particularly re garding the handling of secret funGc. I The result will be published as soon an the Investigation is completed. ’ r 1 W. S. S. OR BABY BONDS MAKE ACCEPTABLE GIFTS THE SAME OLD CHRISTMAS SPIRIT will prevail most of us will “shop” differently this year. Instead of exchanging presents in the iorm of luxuries many of ua will buy War Savings Stamps, Baby Bonds or Liberty Bonds to g'.ve to relatives or friends as a Christmas Gift. There is no more appropriate or timely gift that you could buy than something which will help your government as well as prove highly ac ceptable as a Christmas present. Let your gift this year be a patriotic gift. You can purchase War Savings Stamps, Bsjoy Bonus or Liberty Bonds at this bank. ARKANSASSTATEjBANK Ashdown, AAaansas PUBLIC SPEAKING Hon. W. H. Arnold of Texarkana Will Talk on New Consti tution Here. Hon. W. H. Arnold of Texarkapa has accepted an invitation to address the people here Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock eJL the courthouse. He will discuss the new constitution on wnica 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 *, con stitution all available information should be sought. You should "hear him. -w.s.s. PRINCE RENOUNCES NOTHING Also Has a Fine Alibi for His Failure as a Military Leader. Oogterlapd, Holland, Deo. 3.—"i have not renounced anything, and l have not signed any document what ever.” Frederick William Hohenzollern, who still claims the title or crown prince of Germany, thus answered the question of the Associated Press in the course of a long conversation to day, which took place* in the small cottage of the village pastor on the island of Wieringen, where «e ;s in terned. "However,” he continued, "should the German government decide to form a republic similar to the United States or France, 1 shall be perrec ly content to return to Germany as a simple citizen, ready to do anything to assist my county. I should even bo happy to work as a lajporer in a factory. "At present everything appears chaos in Germany, but I hope things will right themselves.” Germany Lost at First Marne. Asked what, in his opinsou, was the turning point of the war, he said: “I was convinced ea,rly in October, 1914, that we had lost the war. i considered our position hopeless after tHe battle of the Marne, which) we should not have lost if the chiefs of our General St:ff had not suffered & case of nerves. "I tried to persuade the General Staff to seek peace then, pvep a: a great sacrifice, going so lar as to give up Alsace-Lorraine. But 1 was told to mind my own business, and confine my activities to commanding my armies. I have proof or this.” What finally brought about the downfall of the German military pow er, he declared, was revolution in duced by four years of hunger among the civilians and the troops in the rear, together with the overwhelming superiority In numbers attained by the entente powers since America's entry into the war, which had un dermined the confidence of tne Ger man fighting forces. “My soldiers, whom I loved ana with whom I lived continuously, ana who, if I may sejy so, loved inc, fought with the utmost courage to the end, even when the odds were impos sible to withstand. "They had no rest and sometimes an entire division num bered pnly 600 rifles. These were op posed' by fresh allied troops, among whom were American divisions con taing 27,000 men apiece." -W.S.S.-— FOH DISABLED S0LD1EBS .Will Be Paid 965 a Month During Pe riod of Their Re-cducation. " e New York, Dec. 3.—Soldiers dis abled during the war will be paid |6u a month during the period of the:r re-education, which will be directed by the Federal Board for Vocational Training, said Dr. C. A. Prosser, di rector of the board, announced today. He said that the government had au thorised ajn additional $lo if the sol diers have dependents. -W.8.S. 145 MILES AN HOUR Is Speed Attained by New America:-. Type ef Monoplane. Washington, Dec. 3.—Development of a> new American type of two-seat ed monoplane was announeec today by the War Department. In recent test at Dayton, O., the machine at* gained a speed of 145 miles an hour with full military load and an alti tude of 25,605 feet, with two passen gers, In remarkable time exeeedr lag the record or any Buropean single neater combat machine. STATE NEWS BRIEFS Event* of Importance as Reported by Special Correspondent of News. Little Rock, Dec. 6.—There is a con siderable increase in the influenza re ported from various sections of the stajte. In some places where it was light during the first epidemic it has taken on a more virulent rorm. Schools at Des Arc, Camden, Newport, Rogers, and Pine? Bluff are closed. It has not became threatening In Little Rock this time, but ft is being watched very closely. There have been sever al cases of meningitis fn Little Rock, principally aimong the laborers at Pic ron, and several deaths, but the cases are under strict quarantine and there is little danger of the disease spread ing. The Porto Rican laborers are returning home, ats it is found that they are not adaptable to this climate. The disease has been most severe among them. The Committee on Education of the War Department has recommended that Reserve Officers Training Corps units be established a|t the educational institutions of the state In place of the Student Army Training Corps, which are to be mustered out at an early date. In approving this course Gov. Brough says that “this is highly important,” as well as to promote pat riotism and civic pride and improve the moral and physical condition of our yoqng manhood. State Senator Thomas H. IRogers of Paris, who has been a major tn the United States Army since the declara tion of war, and was in tne Argonne Forest When the armistice was signed, has written to Gov. Brough end At torney-General Arbuckle that he wiii return to this country before the meet ing of the Legislature. The Governor has assure) Mrs. Rogers that no ap pointment would be made to succeed her husband, and that he would flli his unexpired term. I ' ■ -- Gov. Brough, starting today on a campaign of the State in the interest of the new Constitution, returned yes terday from Albany and St.. Louis. A. both places he was received with the most gracious hospitality. While In Albany he was entertained by Gov. and Mrs. Whitman and ex-Gov. and Mrs. Glynn. Gov. Brough observed that the people of the East are very much interested in the industrial develop ment of the Southwest. In the course of his annual address at Albany, be fore the Elks’ Lodge at Albany he set forth the industrla: possibilities of Arkansas. Last night he left for Gurdon where he spoke In the inter est of the new Constitution today. Kq will make a series of addresses in 15 counties, closing in Independence county December 14. Prominent negroes of Arkansas have organized a company ior the publication of a book, Helping Them selves, which Is being written about successful negroes in Arkansas. The book is to be bound in sheepskin, and handsomely illustrated, the publish ers declaring that they intend to pro duce a volume tha;t will ma::e the peo ple of the north who think the negro of the south is a dependent, sit up and take notice. Only the negroes of Ar kansas who have made a success :u a business or professional way w::i he mentioned in the book, and to guard agafnst any who might have accum ulated considerable in questionable ways of getting into the home, a com mittee has been appointed to investi gate each case. The book will be off the press about March. It is officially announced that the Council of Defense and the V. S. Em ployment Service jointly will organize the machinery for finding employment for soldiers and war workers follow- j ing demobolizatlon. The Secretaries. forming the Council of National De-1 fense ve adopted a resolution re commending !!.at (ho c-ganlsatlon be continued. 1 In an adddress to the employers of the state, Adjutant general England seeks to secure definite information as to the positions that may be open for returning soldiers. He says: “In many cases it is known that for mer employers are holding positions for men who were employed by them before they went into the army. Al: employers who will report such facts will by so doing lend impetus to the demobilisation of tbe whole army. “Request the discharge of the larg LOCOMOTIVES DEMANDED Marshal Sends Ultimatum When Ger many Falls t« Deliver Them. London, Deer. 3,—Marshal Focli has sent a new ultimatum to the German armistice delegates demanding than Germany give up the rest of the lo comotives agreed to according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen transmitting advices from Berlin. Mathias Erzberger, leader of the German armistice commission, pro tested that it was Impossible and ask ad for a respite. The ultimatum ex pired Monday forenoon with what re sult It has not been learned. A Reuter dispatch from Berlin to day confirms the delivery of the ul timatum, the time limit of which is 24 hours. It says Erzberger offered to deliver all the locomotives as soon as they were repaired. The German newspapers, adds the dispatch, say that there is no hope of prolonging the armistice' and that it is likely the allies will occupy Germany. -W.S.S. FRENCH INTO GERMANY Occupy tlie Valley «rf the Sarre With out an Unpleasant Incident. With the French Army hi Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 3.—The Tenth French Army, ora its way to the Rhine and Mayence, has crossed the German frontier of 1870, occupying the valiey of the Sarre. The advance into Ger man territory is without incident and appears likely to be carried out in perfect order and quiet. The population in the districts thus far reached appeared more astonished than downcast, and those tnat come into direct contact with the French officers and men show more politeness than displeasure. The imperial func tionaries still in charge receive ’ the French military authorities with cool ness but without rudeness. -W.S.S. League Program for Dec. 8th. Subject—All for Chirst; our pleas ures Song by League. The meaning of consecrajtton—Wil lie Bishop. Consecrating our pleasures to Christ does not mean giving th«n up—Henry Smith. Music—Madge Collins. How may our pleasures be made to contribute to Christs Kingdom?—Jo hanna Gyr. Sorg by League. The Spirit in which consecration is made—Mrs. Seth C. Reynolds. est number of men possible for you to employ, giving the nature or employ ment offered, thereby bringing your mill factory* or farm up to quantity production immediately. The demanc for your products is already created. A prompt compliance with this re quest is 'earnestly requested." MR. WILSON IS EN ROUTE TO FRANCE - % Is Glr«rr Demonstration rnperalelled In Sew York as Presidential Skip Sails.—To Oppose Militarism. New Yarik, Dec. 4—Bound on « mission the principal objects of widen are the aibolftie*) of militarism and tne attainment of a just world peace. Woodrow Wilsa n first president cl the United States to visit Europe while in office, tonight is speeding across the Atlantic toward France to attend the greatest international-con ference in history. On the transport George Washing ton, one-time German passenger liner, manned by a navy crew and with deck guns ready for action, an® accom panied by a naval convoy, the presi dent left New York harbor today amid a demonstration without parallel in the history of the port. The president took his place on the flying bridge as the great ship moved down the bay. River craft and ships of many nations dipped flags and toot ed' whistles and thousand's of persons bade him godspeed in cheers and flag wajvings from sky scrapers and piers. Off Quarantine, where Staten island throngs waved and shoutecT a second farewell, and monitors, gunboats and artillerymen at Fort Hamilton joined fn saluting gun fire, the George Wash ington met its oceap convoy, the superdreadnaught Pennsylvania and a : quintet of destroyers. With her of ficial consort and 10 other t-esiroyers which joined the fleet for a cruise ;o the limit of American territorial wa ters, the George Washington disap peared over the eastern horizon short ly aifter noon. According to persons who conferred with him before the George Washing ton sailed, Mr. Wilson is determined against militarism in any form. He feels that the crushing of Prussian militarism is part of his plan for the future peace of the world, these in formants said. The persidential steamer, outbound, met some of the American hosts re turning from overseas. Two thou sand home-coming aviation troops on the Lapland cheered the George Washington as she left her pier, and outside Quarantine the Mlnnekhada was sighted, steaming up the harbor with more than 3,000 solders. -W.S.S. RUSSIA WILL PAY DEBTS Omsk Government Assumes All Ex cept Those Made by Bolshevik i. Washington, Dec. 4.—All liabilities contracted by the Russian govern ment, except those made by the Bol shevik! regime, are recognized Dy the All-Russian government in Omsk and will be executed by it, according to a statement authorized by the Minis try of Foreign Affairs, received today in Washington. WHAT SHALL WE GIVE THE CHILDREH FOR CHRISTMAS? That is a question that many parents are asking themselves. Why not give them something worth while? Open a ba|nk account in the little one’s own name and put the bank book in bis 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 ASB90WK, ABK.