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♦ We Guarantee Yotan Coffee ♦ sj? * ♦ If Not Satisfactory, return ♦ kgfes ♦ Empty Can and We will Re ♦ fund Your Money. ♦ ♦ ASHDOWN GROCERYMCjfc ♦ 4444444444 4^ VOLUME XXI. ASHDOWwfLITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, ___~ ■. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1919. TRIAL COURT POSTPONED; GRAND JURY WILL MEET Jndge Steel Announces Grand Jury Will Meet as Usual—Upper Court Meets August 12th. Judge James S. Steel has announced that owing to the condition of the crops that the grand jury will assem ble at 1:30 p. m. on the first Monday In July, being July 7th, and the meet ing of the grand jury will be held as usual. All witnesses recognized or summoned to appear before the grand jury shall report upon the day that they have been summoned or subpoen ed to report. The petit jury need not appear until the second Tuesday in August, at 8 o’clock a. m., which will be august the 12th. All civil cases, which would be subject to trial beginning July 8th, will jow be subject to trial upon their res pective days, beginning August 12th. All criminal business which would be subject to trial beginning July 15th will now be subject to trial beginning Tuesday at 8 a. m„ August 19th, and will be tried upon the respective days the same as if tried in the second week in july. This notice is published by direction of Judge Steel, and all attorneys, liti gants. jurors and witnesses will take due notice thereof. BIG W. 0. W. CLASS V t — Big Bally and Class Adoption to Be Held at Ashdown July 12. It is announced that the big W. O. W. class adoption will be held at Ash down on July 12th. Cn that date the membership contest will end and the class adoption will take place on Sat urday night the 12th. Hon. Farrar Newberry, State Manager of W. O. W., will be present and deliver a speech on Woodcraft. -o Wins Law Suit. The Supreme Court Monday decided that W. M. Whitley of Little River county should recover $60 of the Kan sas City Southern railroad as damages for killing a heifer. The case was re presented by S. C. Reynolds. _ --— - — ■ —+ Suggestions for the Fourth ! of July Celebration to Be j Hold by Littlo River Co. Editors Little River News: j Everyone is interested now in the i arrangements tor the celebration of Independence Day next week, and all no doubt are interested in making it a success, reflecting credit upon the town and county. I take, the liberty of making some suggestions to the en tertainment or program committee. The first is that we have something to mark the advent of National Prohi bition ; exercises of some kind to show' I recognition and honor to its great j movement for the b.enfeflt of the human j race. In many places publicity has al ready been given of incorporating a celebration of the prohibition victory with the peace and victory celebration of the 4th this year. Since this county i was among the first in Arkansas to vote cry, thereby helping to create a i sentiment which resulted in statewide i 'prohibition—which no doubt helped to ■ create the national sentiment—it is fit ting that wd have some part in this celebration 1 member of the Tem perance Committee, A. I. C., I will say j ' that the chairman as well as other members might assist in this matter if called upon. Of course we should have a Peace . Parada, with every returned soldier of the county in full uniform marching, giving the civilians an opportunity to welcome them home, and give honor to the part they have had in the great conflict. In the parade of last year on the 4th it was shown what Ash dow.n could do in making a beautiful and effective display In patriotism. This year it can be better with peace i and victory as an incentive. I As for the great crowd expected, and | the abundance of good things to eat, I these will take care of themselves, i being amply provided for with the strong committees appointed. But let i us remember that “Life is more than meat.” Hence these few suggest ions. “CONTRIBUTOR.” -—o Mr. and Mrs. Ross Henderson *nd J children of Richmond were shopping in Ashdown Thursday. j IT IS BAD BUSINESS « to borrow money to buy diamonds, automobiles, speculative stocks ♦f and many other non-essentials that neither pay dividends nor in- j::j If crease your earning capacity. That policy will put your name In :;;j j| the “society column”—also in the Sheriff’s foreeclosure column—of ::j jt the newspapers. * :;:j | ft is Good Business }[ it to borrow money to pay off a vendor's lien or other inoumbranct . bearing a high rate of interest; to clear land, stock the farm ini- j prove tb~ home and increase the productiveness and desirability of your holdings, or to make investments that are sound and profitable. A mortgage for sucli purposes is neither dangerous nor dishonorable. The biggest part of the world's business is done on the credit. If you want to put some money to work for you, see, H. L.TOLAND First National Bank Bldg. Ashdown, Ark. mmmmmnt»ii»»mmmmtmmnwmrmmmTmnn»iimin»»iiHmmiii TOO BUSY TO COME TO TOWN? - When you get too busy to come to town-~ remerber— The Arkansas State Bank ts your “friend In town” and will gladly serve you 1* any financial matter. We are as near to you as your mail-box and telephone. Send your deposits to us by the R.. P. D. man. . Call us on the phone for matters that require prompt attention. Such affairs will receive the same considerate attention that they would receive were you to come to the bank in person. We are here to serve the farmers—to serve YOU. ARKANSAS STATE BANK ASHDOWN, ARKANSAS . mpy ■ ■ ■ ■' u:U e . « ,'::C7K'* CAR or KOGS BRING GOOD PRICES - > From 15 to 19* Cents for Hogs; Car of Cattle and Car o; Potatoes Sold Under Cooperative Plan. County Agent Geo>M. Johnston has ' returned from Kansas City, where he went with a car of hogs, a car of cattle and a car of potatoes. The hogs were shipped from Ashdpwn while the cattle and potatoes were stripped from Win throp. The hogs as usual brought top of the market prices. The prices receiv ed from them ranged from 16 to 19) cents. There were 13 farmers with stock in the car and 74 head of hogs in the shipment. The car netted $1623.50. j The cattle brought 6 3-4 cents for the canners and 15 cents for calves. The cattle market was In a had shape, but the prices were good considering the ffiarket. The potatoes brought $1.96 per hun dred pounds. It was a small car and the market was full of potatoes. BAD COTTON WEATHER Crop Coiitir.r-s Unfavorable In Great er Cordon of State. Weather conditions during the week were not favorable in Little River county, or either in Arkansas. It is believed that cotton advanced fairly j well during the week, however. The. heavy rains Thursday anjl Friday only delayed the farmers several days in their work. Much of the cotton is in the grass, and some has never been chopped out. It is reported that in' some sections of the county that cot ton is being plowed under and corn planted in its place. The corn crop is still in at fine con dition and is growing exceedingly well. Pease, peanuts and all other such feed crops are growing wed: -o REVIVAL BEGINS Choir Practice and V. W. A. Talk at Baptist Church r’riday Night. The preliminary services to the revi- ^ val at the Baptist church will open at the Baptist church Friday night at 8:30. It will open by a choir practice under the direction of Rev. B. F. Clark of Guin, Alabama. All singers of the town are invited. After the choir practice Miss Elsie Harrison of Con way, state leader of the Young Wo man’s Auxiliary, will talk. Rev. John D. Freeman will preach at the church Sunday and Sunday night when the meeting proper will open. The preaching during meeting will be done by Rev. Clark and the pastor, Rev. C. S. Wales. The song services will be in charge of Rev. J Clark. For the present the meetings will be held in the church. The tent is here and will be put up sometime next week if the rains seem over. HAS FORTIFIED FRONTIER War Department Has Built Permanent Barracks Along Mexican Border. Daahington, June 25.—The comple tion of the fort and housing accommo dations along the Mexican border, un dertaken \J>y the war department to ameliorate the trials of the border pat patrols, gives the United States its first real fortified frontier. Three years of vigil on the part of American troops led the department to establish permanent barracks at! more than forty points, each accommo dating cavalry troops or an infantry platoon. --o WILL FEED EUROPEANS U. S. To Send Sufficient Provision to Supply all Liberated Countries. New York, June 23:—Enough food to provision the people of the liber ated countries of Europe until their own farm crops have been harvested this fall, will be in sransit by July 1, it was announced here today by the American Food Administration. -o FOREMAN TEACHERS NAMED C. E. Key Will Be Principal of that School Next Tear. Foreman, June 27.—(Special)—Mr. C. E. ICey has been elected principal of the Foreman high school for the coming year. The other teachers wore elected as follows: Miss Kathleen Broach, Miss Hazel Taylor, Mins Ruth Cummins, Miss Hople Buchanan. Miss Mamie Taffe; Mrs. Russ, Miss Flora TC.OaEBJUTE 4TH Ml THE BOYS’ HOME-COMIHB Independence Day at Ashdown Will Be Home-Coming Celebration for County’s Soldier and Sailors. , The big barbecue scheduled for July 4th will be more than just a Fourth of July celebration according to the latest plans. The County Council of Defense bad intended a little later to have a great home-com Ing-eelebration for all of Little River county’s soldiers and sailors. They have decided that the 4th of July with remembrances of spirit of 76 would be a most fitting day for this great homecoming day. We still have some boys in foreign lands, but most of them are here and others are dropping in daily. The Council of Defense and the County Y. M. C. A. will cooperate-in making the day one to be remembered in the an nals of the count}* Everybody is urg ed to come and will be assured of a welcome. The boys in whose honor it is given are especially urged to be present to a man and make it one grand reunion. The question was brought up Thurs day morning as to whether a later date would not be better on account of the condition of farm work, so it was de cided to have a big mass meeting Thursday afternoon to se.e what the people really wanted. The barbecue and celebration carried with a whoop. Everybody just naturally seemed to have his mind set on barbecued meet and a big celebration. The entertainment committee has not yet reported, but they are busy and will no doubt come up with their part. Hon. 0. T. Wingo and Judge J.S. Steel will probably be the speakers. Every effort will be bent to provide plenty, in the way of entertainment, but they will try and not have so much program that you will be hampered in just celebrating. - —n ' - ■— AVOIDING WAR TAX ON RY. FARE Texan Indicted for Defrauding Gov ernment of 4 Cents In Ticket. Texarkana, June 25.—J. T. Petty of Naples, Tex., was held on a bond of $300 to answer at the next term of the federal court of defrauding the government, following a hearing be fore United States Commissioner Tur rentine tpday. Petty was indicted by the last grand jury. It is alleged he defrauded the government out of four cents in the purchase of a railroad ticket over the Cotton Belt. It is alleged that Petty desired to travel from Naples to Stover, Tex., but instead of purchasing a ticket all the way, bought one from Naples to a small station between Naples and Stover for 25 cents, and then got off at the station and purchased ,a ticket to Stover for 15 cents, thus avoiding payment of the eight per cent war tax, which is levied on all railroad tickets costing more than 25 cents. It is said this method if escaping payment of the special tax is practiced by many who travel between near railroad points. -o Examples of Civic Beauty. As examples of civic beatuy in busi ness the blooming flower boxes, five in number, which adorn the windows of the telephone exchange upstairs in the Cook-building, are worthy of the at tention and admiration which they ate attracting. These little hanging gar dens, overflowing with bright annuals and vines which attract the eyes of passers heavenward, are a credit to the employees of the exchange, and show What can be done in the way of civic beauty in business. -o PRESBYTERIAN LADIES Had Interesting Meeting .With Mrs. Cbewning as Hostess. Mrs. J. T. Chewntng was hostess to the Presbyterian Woman’s Auxiliary Wednesday, June 25th; there were nine members present and one visitor. Mrs. W.-T. Sullivan had charge of the program, and proved an interesting leader. The subject for discussion was '‘Our young people.” We feel that they are sadly being neglected apd suggestions were offered for their en tertainment. This was left open for a prayerful consideration, and commit tees will be appointed at the next open meeting to take charge of this. Several Interesting readings and prayers were offered for this cause. This brought the program to a close. Mrs. Wood, the president, took the chair and the minutes for vthe last meeting were road and approved. Chairman for the dinner reported *80.00 cleared from the dinner The bungalow is occupy ing a high place in our thoughts now, / / :..' . r c . The Little River Club Boys and Girls Are . Holding Annual Rally The Little River County Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs are holding their annual rally in Ashdown. This live wire bunch of young people began to roll into town on every train Friday morn ing and soon the tcftrn was ringing with club cheers r.nd songa. Some thing like 125 were enrolled at the morning session at the courthouse, and the noon train from the west brought another large delegation. These youngsters aro going to be the real folks in this county one of these days soon, and it pays to get into their good graces. At the morning session they registered and were assigned * homes, where they will be entertained' daring their two days’ stay here. A. D. DuLaney delivered the wel come address. Talks were made by Miss Plunkett and Mr. Jernigan, two state leaders in club work. Those who attended the early session were amaz ed at the perfect training, organization and ■enthusiasm of these boys and girls. At 12 o’clock a splendid dinner was spread on the court lawn. At 1 o'-, clock games were started under the direction of Mr. Escott. After this a parade was formed for the march to the picture show, where they were given a free performance. At 4:30 everybody was off for an auto ride. Then at 8:30 a great reception is plan ned to be held on the court lawn. Sat urday is going to be another big day, and Ashdown people'will try to send these club folks home full of pleasant memories. i ne cub memuers are uuing great, work and are very enthusiastic. Each club is trying to be classed as the best club in the county, and without a doubt is one of the best ways of developing better and more intellectual citizens ship. Too much cannot be said or done to entertain these young club members, who are here from every corner of the county. _ 1 and we hope to see, in the very near future, a convenient, little, rustic bun galow on the vacant lot west of the church. Donations were taken at this time and $225 in Liberty Bonds were given. We feel that this is a good start and with a little help our aims will soon be accomplished. Two more women were added to this com mittee. Mrs. N. C. McCrary and Mrs. Westbrook. The Auxiliary voted to give the Auxiliary Liberty Bond to this fund and send a cash donation to the Combs School. After the business session the hostess served cream and wafers as refreshments. The collec tion for cause amounted to 83 cents. The meeting adjourned to meet with Mrs. Hartsfleld, with Mrs. Curran as leared, Wednesday, July 2. mmmm— Ashdown Man Was ffh^ Court at Texarkana on of White Slavery. Pierce Leslie of this city, who waa indicted at the regular term of the Federal Court at Texarkana on a charge of violating the white slave act, was tried Tuesday and Wednesday p? this week at an adjourned term of ti court. The case went to the Jut * Wednesday afternoon, and in a sh time a verdict 'Ul'Tiot guilty -WM&*** turned. The case against LeslteMe^ out of charges made by Mrs. Lolla also of this city. The presecutio’ assisted by B. J. Stuart of Mer, the defense was represented / R. Mr'^fcll of this city and w and J.W). Head of Texarkana! ^ thing like 60 witnesses were said V have been placed on the stand. ri case has created much interest, the terested parties being well know\ local people. A large number of peol pie from this place attended the trial' most of them being witnesses or ivr terested one Way or another. V -o FT. SMITH NEGROES SCARED Hoax Telephone Message Says Mob Whites Enrout to Avenge Injur Fort Smith, June 23.—The negro section of the city was thrown into excitement last night when a tele phone message was received at a neg ro business place, saying that a mob of whites was enroute to drive' the negroes out of the city as a reprisal for the stabbing of Leo WorlAj§jf a white boy, by a negro. Tire iff. passed without an effort being .wa? to carry out the threat, which tlk police believe was a hoax. Police kept close to the district and warned the negroes to remain at home and not to start trouble. It is said many V/jfc groes armed theselves and were pre pared to resist an attack. Although friends of Worley are highly incensed they have made no effort to sec*"" revenge. Worley was stabbed Sunday* night at a house on North Second street and shortly afterward the place was destroyed by fire. FOR SALE OR TRADE—1-18 Mod* Ford touring car, new jlre.g. W.v tako cattle in exchange -T.B. 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