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VOLUME XXI.
Little River
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SEMI-WEEKLY
ASHDOWN. LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Wednesday, july 2,1919.
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■'^ITICS. - J. . •
PEACE HAS BEEN SIGNED;
NO CEREMONY MARKS
EPOCH-MAKING EVENT
General Smuts Announces lie Is Affix
ing Signature l'n«er Protest; 39
Minutes Are Required.
Teutons Are Downcast and
Display Much Nervousness
Paris, June 28.—In the Hall of
jp ’''Mirrors, in the Palace of Versailles,
where the German *mpire was, born
48 years ago, Dr. Herman Mnueller
and Dr. Johannes Reti, as plenipoten
tiaries of the German government,
today''aflixed thir signatures to the
treaty of peace which puts ‘an end
forever to German dreams of world
power.
The ceremony which marked the
end of war and the dawn'of peace
consumed exactly 89 minutes. Its con
clusion was announced by Premier
Clemenceau in the terse statement:
“The conditions or peace are now
an accomplished fact; the proceedings
are closed,’’
After Five Years.
I rms was end'd tile world con
fiscation which began just five years
ago today with the assassination of the
Austrian crown prince at Saragevo
and which entailed the downfall of 4
empires and a score of minor king
doms and principalities.
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Two years and two days ago, on
June 26, 1017, the first American ex
peditionary force arrived in Prance.
Tonight, Woodrow Wilson, president
of the United States, having affixed his
signature to the document which seals
the peace made possible by the aid of
American arms, left Paris for Brest on
his way back to Washington and re
ceived the most enthusiastic ovation he
has been accorded since his arrival
in Europe. It was France’s parting
tribute to the man who showed the
world the way to peace.
The charter of world peace was
signed by all delegates to the peace
conference with the exception of the
Chinese who were absent from cere
mony because they had been refused
permission to make certain reserva
tions regarding the Japanese occu
pation of Shantung.
General Jan Christian Smuts, mem
ber of the delegation from the Union
of Africa, signed under protest. He
declared his objections to certain ter
ritorial settlements and the proposal
for trial of the kaiser and others
responsible for the war. He also
suggested that the indemnities levied
on Germany were excessive and should
he moderated in order to faciliatate the
revival of industry In Europe.
Germans Are Downcast.
The Germans were the first to sign
and were' followed by the Americans.
British, French, Italian and Japanese
in order named. Then came the smal
ler nations. The Germans who had
entered the hall with downcast mien,
and who were extremely n,ervous
throughout the ceremony, wore the
WM. GARRETT GORDON
Soldier Buried at Blacaby Monday;
Died at Ft. Bayard, N. M.
Wm. Garrett Jordan, who died at Ft.
Bayard, New Mexico, on June 22nd,
was buried at Blacaby east of this
place Monday. Rev. C. S. Wales con
ducted the services. Jodran enlisted
at Ashdown July 24, 1918. He was sent
to Camp Pike, was later sent to Eng
land, but his health failing he was re
* turned to Camp Lee, Va. Afterwards
^ he was sent to New' Mexico where he
succombed to tuberculosis. He was 23
years of age and was a son of Mrs.
Margaret Jordon. He has a brother
here, Charlie Jordan, and two sisters,
Mrs. Mollie Waldo and Mrs. Hortense
Starks.
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TWO CENT POSTAGE
July 1st Marked the End of The Three
Cent Postage Rate.
Two-cent postage returned Tuesday,
July 1st. It will mean a saving of
many thousands of dollars a year in
this county. The postal receipts here
i are among the heaviest in this section
| of the state.
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REVIVAL MEETING
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Fine Freer ess Heine Made With Pros
pects for Good Meeting1.
The revival at the Baptist church in
this city, which opened Sunday, has
.made a flue start for a successful meet
ing. Rev. John D. Freeman preached
two fine opening sermons. Rev. Clark
1 is making the song service a big fea
ture of the meeting with inspiring
I music. The preaching is being done
; by Rev. Wales, Rev. Clark and Rev.
; Freeman. The services are still being
i held in the church. The people are
; invited to attend the services.
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! first to leave. This was in line with
the program.
There was no demonstration during
the ceremony, but at its conclusion
' salvos of guns boomed the news that
; Mars had been deposed and peace en
! throned.
l 'Throughout the morning and early
i afternoon the sky had been overcast
| withheavy clouds, but with the
| sounds of the first gun, the sun, break
ing through the curtain of clouds,
bathed the palace and grounds in a
flood of light, tinting the waters of
■ the great fountains, now turned on
for their first time in five years, with
• all the colors of the rainbow.
Delegates Display Emotion.
Although the ceremony in the beau
tiful and historic Hall of Mirrors was
formal and impressive, several of the
delegates betrayed evidence of deep
emotion and were visibly affected when
it was ever.
President Wilson sat turning his
gold pencil through his fingers when
the delegates stepped forward to sign.
His face was possibly whiter and
more deeply lined than usual.
TOO BUSY TO COME TO TOWN?
When you get too busy to'come to town—.
remerber—
The Arkansas State Bank is your “t’rienil in
town” and will gladly serve you in any financial
matter.
We are as near to you as your mall-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 nerson.
We are here to serve the farmers—to serve
YOU.
ARKANSAS STATE BANK
ASHDOWN, ARKANSAS
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The above picture shows a well planned hoy: house that, every farmer j
and hoy raiser should have for takiny care of the brood sow. A model house j
is on the court lawn at Ashdown. Write County Ayent (1. M. Johnson for j
plans and specifications. It pays to take care of the brood sow at farrowiny
time, thousands of plys are lost annually by Improper care of the sow at j
farrowiny. This house will saihe the pigs. .
PLANS PERFECTED FOR
4TH JULY CELESRATiON
All County Service Hen Requested to
\ttend Honic-Coming in I ni orm;
Rig Bull Game in Afternoon.
All blit tb< final touches in prepara
tion for ' ig Fourth of July and
Home-con; Tj Celebration hove been
concluded sports from over the
county indicate that there will be a
record breaking crowd here on that
day.
During the morning there will be a
short speaking program. The speak
ers will be ledge Jas. S. Steel and A.
D. Du Lanej. It is likely that at this
hour the county branch of the Ameri
can Legion wil be organized. In the
state organization of this body Tom
Toland has been appointed as the
chairman of this county. W. G. Es
cott and Ben Hunter have prepared
games for the children and younger
set during the morning, which no
doubt will be an interesting diversion
In letters being mailed to all returned
soldiers and sailors from the office of
Mr. Escott and Mr. DuLaney, chairman
of the County Council of Defense, the
1 men are being requested to attend in
full uniform. No parade is planned,
as it is believed that the men would
not care to parade.
| Gordon’s orchestra from Texarkana
j has been engaged to furnish the music.
I They will not be here until noon.
| The big feature of the afternoon will
be a ball game between Ashdown and
Shreveport. Ashdown wil have a fast
i team for the game, which Manager
Tom Toland believes will give the fast
Shreveport team a busy session.
It is now arranged to have 2500
pounds of eat barbecued to make sure
that all will be provided with a good
dinner. There will be a meeting of
j the committee Wednesday to go over
| al arrangements and see that all is in
readiness.
Crock Hall Team.
! Manager Tom Toland furnishes the
following lineup of the team that will
play under Ashdown colors in the big
' game with Shreveport. He believes
1 that with this team he can win.
Tom Toland will catch. He has
been- a member of the Texas League,
the Southern League and two other
professional leagues.
jy O’Neal, a former Western League
star will play in the outfield.
J O’Neal, another league player, will
play .in the outfield.
H. Briley of Texarkana will play first
base, another star.
.Tack Hast, crack shortstop of the
University of Arkansas, will hold down
the infield position.
Tom O Dwyer of the llcly Cross Uni
versity will play first base, a high
g-ade college player.
.la Ke Cobb, Ashdown man, will play
outfielder. Jake is a good fielder and
hitter.
H Davis of Mineral Springs, one of
the ofist amateur in this section of the
state, will play on second.
R. Bell of Mineral Springs, the bes„t
amateur pitcher in this part of the
state, will do the twirling.
The substitutes are: Thomas, Min
eral Springs, pitcher; Harry Collins,
Ashdown; Horace Cook. Hendrix Col
lege and Boy Lambright of this city
will umpire.
The spectators are requested to keep
well back of the foul line during the
progiess of the game. The grounds
are now in tine shape and some seats
have been provided.
pluming Lame.
There will he a game in the morn
ing between Winthrop and a mixed
team from Oak Hill and Hicks. These
ar<- two of our best county teams and
•n interesting game is expected.
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Bug Treed Again.
Constable J. R. Furlow s dog treed
again Tuesday morning. Three quarts
was the size of the bag this time.
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PRESIDENT WILSON IS
ON HIS WAY TO THE U. S.
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Km barks mi George Washington Sim
daj mill Sailed lor file l ulled
States Again.
[{rest, June 29.—President Wilson,
the treaty with Germany signed, sail-i
I ed from Brest today on his return to
the United States. The U. S. S. Geo j
Washington carrying the presidential
party steamed from the harbor at 2:30
o’clock this afternoon.
The departure of the president from
France caused little excitiment in this
port. IThere was ot!*y a distance of
50 feet from where his special train
stopped to where a motor launch was
waiting to convey him to the George
Washington. There was little cheer
ing and applause from the several
thousands who gathered at the em
barkation pier. A procession of Soc
ialists, singing the “Internationale.”:
debounched from the Rile Siam as the
president walked across the pier. The j
president waived his silk hat to the
paraders.
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HEADLESS BODY FOUND
Mystery Surrounds Death of Negro
Woman Near Texarkana.
Texarkana, June 2.7—The headless
body of a negress was found late yes
terday afternoon in the woods near
the Kansas C'ity Southern tracks, not
far from the creosote plant, south of
town. The head later was found
, about 40 feet from the body. Both
! arms had been cut off and ' were
found on the ground a few yards
, away from the body.
Death probably occurred two or
three weeks ago. There is no clew
to the identity of the regress or to
the perpetrator of the crime.
It was just a year ago that the
headless body of a white woman was
found on a farm three miles west of
town. The mystery has never been
solved.
>(., I). & C„ l»KRAILED
Train I.c.t Track and Was Relayed for
Several Hours.
The Memphis, Dallas and Gulf pas
senger Gain, east bound, was derailed
Sunday morning at about 10 o'clock, 2
miles east ol' here near the Peytonville
road crossing. The passenger cars
and engine left the track, but no one
was injured. The wreck was cleared
and the train moved on eastward at
about 0 o clock that evening.
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WILL TRY PARIS GREEN
Will Cse Paris Green to Kill the Roll
Weevils In this County.
Dr. A. N. Wood of this city, who
! owns considerable farming lands in
I this county, will try Paris Green to
kill the boll weevils which are ruin
ing some of his cotton. He expects to
get some hand sprays and a large
quantity of Paris Green and start tire
work at once. He says that the boll
weevils are damaging cotton consider
ably now, and that he will try to kill
some of them.
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Auditing County Hooks.
An auditing committee, composed of
Ksq. S I) Phillips, Ben Shaver and I.
W. Joyner, are auditing the county
i hooks at, the courthouse.
Hus electric l ights.
| Lockesburg. .Tune 30. Lockesburg
I now has electric lights in the business
1 -ection of town and service will later
j he emended to the residence section. A
! motion picture show also is in opera- j
"don. I
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IUSSOLVE < l»SOLII»A I ION
rexnrkana Railroad Freight Offices to
Operate Separately.
Texarkana, .June 29.—At a meeting
of railroad officials held here yester
day afternoon it was announced that,
effective next Tuesday, the railway
freight offices would resume their se
parate functions and that beginning
on that date shippers will be required
to deliver their shipments to the vari
ous freight depots instead of at a con
solidated depot, which has been the
rule since the government took over
the railroads for war purposes. C. E.
Ray, who was agent for the Texas
and Pacific, and J. R. Gunter, who was
agent for the Cotton Belt, when the
''-er-'u.c-n took over the road are
returned to their positions. J. M. Mc
Bride will be agent for the Kansas
City Southern, in place of M. D
Swearingin, who was local freight
agent when the road was taken over
Mr. McBride formerly was agent foi
the Kansas City Southern at Beau
mont.
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im:<H iiiF>n:M>. of dinners
Must Ol Licenses for This Season,
an<i Also Get lags.
Little Rock, June 30.— (Special) —
Commissioner Jim G. Ferguson an
nounces that under the new ginners
law, unused ginners' tags for 1018 can
be exchanged for 1019 tags without
cost. This applies to any number.
The new tags cost 21 cents each. There
are about 3,000 ginners in the state,
and they must secure a license, which
furnished free, before they do any gin
ning. In remitting for new tags pos
tal money order or draft must be sent
direct to Joe Ferguson, state treasurer.
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Buys Colton Gin.
Lockesburg,-June 30.—J. E. Johnson
of Ashdown has purchased the J. A.
Lewis gin at this place.
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W. J. Was at Hope.
Hope. June 30.—William Jennings
Bryan spoke to a large audience at the
First Baptist church at this place yes
terday on the League of Nations.
Oil Well iit Lookesburg.
Lockesburg, June 80.—An oil well
stock company has been organized
here to co-operate with another conn
pany. The two are drilling a well
two miles east of town.
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A Big Squash.
A big squash is on exhibit at the
First National Bank, which weighs 16
pounds. The vine which produced the
squash was 100 feet long. It was
raised by Mrs. A. B. Bishop.
BEER FOlf^
WILL PERMIT MJlb
Attorney (General Announces That Its
Department Will t imorously En
force War-Time Prohibition.
Washington June 30.—As war-time
prohibition took effect tonight, the De
partment of Justice announced that
its agents throughout the country
would not attempt tomorrow to stop
the sale of 2 3-4 per cent beer.
This eleventh-hour development/, a
flat reversal of an ——
day by the department, was dt^ .'ly’j
the uncertainty as to how the federal
District Court of New York might
rule on a rending claim by brewers
‘hat beer containing that much alco
hol was not intoxicating. ^
But while this uncertainty existed
ts to beer of lighter alcoholic percen
tage than that sold generally hereto
fore, warning was given that with re
spect to v.hiskey and ail beverages as
to whose intoxicating powers there
was no doubt, every governmental
agency would be sel ?o work in a, de
termined effort to prevent their manu
facture and sale.
How long the sale of 2 3-4 per cert
beer may continue will depend ordi
narily upon the speed of the courts,- --
but prohibitionists in Congress will
attempt to stop its sale.
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Captured 171 Germans
Single Handed; Returns
To Oklahoma Home
Idabel, Okla., June 28. — Wearing
the French Cross of War and bearing
a citation from Geneial Retain ot' the
French army, in which it is state/l he
captured single handed 171 Germans
in macnivio gun nests and on another
occasion captured more than 50 ma
chine guns and trench mortars, Joe
People Killer a full blooded Choctaw,
returned today, discharged from the
army On the latter occasion he held
his position four days without assist
ance, the citation reads.
xmv 13 THE TIME—Mi^Retaile.
stimulate your bugift^ss, to increase
the consumers demand for the goods
on your shelves, to increase your
sleek turnover, to reduce your selling
costs, by advertising regularly in your '
local newspaper.—U. S. Department of
Labor, W. B. Wilson, Sectv.
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Rice farmers in the vicinity of St.•
Charles are using crude oil, which has
I been shipped by barge loads to St.
: Charles. This oil in the past has been
shipped by railroad and hauled from
i DeWitt.
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Miracles in Money
A city skyscraper seems a miracle in
steel and stone. But it is only a vast
number of girders painstakingly placed
together —a vast quantity of bricks
placed end to end and one above another.
Miracles in money are seeming miracles
only. You can work miracles in your
own life.
Saving Wins Success
You can have a big prosperous farm,
own a car, or travel wherever you wish.
Men who have really suc
ceeded spell it S-A-V-E. You
can win the same success.
You do not need a lot of
money to do it. You need
no great education.
You need only the determi
nation to start now and con
tinue. Let us help you.
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