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FROM THE BOWIE WELLS Oil Again Reported to lie Flowing From Texport AVell Near Nash, Texas. Interesting news again comes from the Texport well near Nash- in Bowie county, Texas, just over the line from Little River county. It is reported that oil is flowing from the well and that preparation are being made to shoot the well. The well is said to be down 3,200 feet. The Four States Press at Texarkana reported that the well was pumped for several hours and that during that time a stream of oil as big as a man’s arm came up. The Texarkanan sent a representative there Monday, who reported that everything was quiet and no excitement. No pumping was going on, but there was a quantity of oil in the drains, which wculd indicate that a well might be brought in. F. N, Odgers of Texarkana, repre senting a refining company which is being built at Texarkana, was here Monday and said that he had been to the well and found the Texarkanian report about correct. He believes that oil will be found in this section. Oil men still congregate in Little River county and moves toward dev elopment are under way. The well at Allene, where operations have been! suspended for some time, is being re-1 financed with the purpose of going, ahead and completing the well. RAISE TEACHERS SALARY School Boards Over the State are Pay. lug Teachers More Money. Little Rock, May 25.—Special)—One of the gratifying signs of pregress in Arkansas is the continued growth of sentiment in favor of increased pay for our public school teachers. State in stitutions as well as special and rural school districts all over the state are granting their teachers higher salaries, realizing that only by these means will it be possible to retain the services of those upon whom t-Ue education of our youth depends. The disproportionable pay of teachers an 1 those engaged in purely manual labor has been brought forcefully to the attention of the pub lic. The protest which the teachers finally had courage to make has yield ed definite results! and in consequence ' the schools of Arkansas should be placed upon a hgher plane of effici ency. The people are ever ready to pay the cost of good schools. The | school tax is one tax to which they offer little protest. -o WEDDING MONDAY Fate Pickett and Miss Ann Embrcy Married Monday Afternoon. Fate Pickett, and Miss Ann Embry, both of Ashdown were married Mon day afternoon by Rev. S. K. Burnett. Mr. Pickett is a well known young farmer of the suburbs of Ashdown, and the bride is a sister of J.H. Embry of this city, and has been engaged in teaching near Red Pluff for some time. POTATO GROWERS HOLD IMPORTANT MEETING Temporary Organization Effected and Itniiding Committee Appointed. Site Is Selected, An important meeting of the potato growers was held at the court house in this city Saturday afternoon. Geo M. Johnston was elected chairman and Chas. H. Park secretary. It was learn ed that an average had been pledged which would justify a curing house of 10,000 bushels capacity. The growers hoped to hit upon some means of fin ancing the building of the curing house out of the proceeds of the crop in the same manner as the growers at Tex arkana did last year, and which proved successful. The paper was handled in that case by the banks and was easily taken care for after the crop was mar keted. A committee was appointed known as a building and finance committee. The committee follows: C. H. Park, E. C. Henry, D. L. Baggarly, L. F. Wheelis. S. A, Maddox, H. P. Haizlip. The work will be largely in the hands of this committee from now on. They held a meeting Monday night and made some plans, and they may pur chase lots on the M. D. and G. right of-way on Owens strett from S. A. Maddox. They have the matter under consideration. It is hoped that they will have no trouble in putting this proposition over as it is a safe route to more money on the farm and has borne the tests of actual practice in many sections, some of them near at hand. It is on one safe way to get out from the bondage of the one crop system, which is a curse to the prosperity of any country. And so long as credit is based only on cot ton this system will be harder to break. If the farmers can put this thing over, it is a business that will grow and be come an important one. -O Trains Again in Oriental? On Memphis, Dallas % Duff The first train was run on the Mem phis, Lallas and Gulf Monday for over two weeks. The local made its trip as usual Monday morning and returned in the afternoon. The passenger train will not run for several day yet as service thrugh to Hot Springs has not been resumed again. The service out of Nashville is only being furnished by a work train, a the tracks on the other ide of Murfreesboro is still out. Water has subsided all along the road but the track in many places was completely destroyed. Towns along the line have been without mail for some time. Postmaster D. D. Draper took a motor car loaded with mail to Paraloma Sunday, this being the first mail they had received since the wash outs. -o Rural furrier Needed. The United States Civil Service Com mission has announced an examination for the county of Little River to be held at Ashdown n June 12. 1920. to fill the position of rural carrier at Foreman and Wilton. HERE YOU RECEIVE IT IN THE FULLEST MEASURE 0 Concerning all of US Many vital elements enter into a com munity’s good reputation and consequent development. Greatest of these is the spirit of civic pride. When farmer, merchant, hanker, and individual speak highly of their local ity the entire community benefits as a re sult. Therefore, let man, woman and child say nothing but good of Ashdown and vicinity. ARKANSAS STATEBANK “Mo Red Tape»We Do or We Don't” NANCY HALL SWEET POTATOES BEST VARIETY FOR ARKANSAS How You Can Tell the Nancy Hall. [National Crop Improvement Service ] In a swept potato conference recent ly held in the South, it was decided that five varieties of sweet potatoes should be established according to lo cality. The growing of mongrels and all other kinds should be discouraged. These varieties are the Nancy Hall, Porto Rico, Triumph, Jersey and Dooley. ft has been agreed that the Nancy Hall shall be the state ideal and there fore all sweet potato growers are urged to look into the matter thor oughly and to get as large a yield of Nancy Halls per acre as possible. The characteristics of the Nancy Hall are very marked. The plant forms thick bunches. There are two kinds of leaves, round and lobed. The leaf Is more than four inches across, j The main stem of the plant is less; than four feet, of a decided green color ! and about three-sixteenths to one-fourth j Inch thick. Each leaf has a purple I star-shaped spot on the upper surface j at the point where the veins begin near . the stem. The veins are purple on the under j side of the leaf and the tops of the leaves are hairy. The color of the potato is yellow and the flesh is a pinky yellow. The Nancy Hall generally is well formed, about five to seven inches long, and about two and one-half Inches in diam eter. H. M. Cottrell, Arkansas Profitable Fanning Bureau, Little Itock, Arkan sas,. Ask for •information. RAILROAD MEN ARE INDICT ED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT All were Former Employes of an East ern Arkansas ltuilroad Operating Out of Jonesboro. Jonesboro, May 22.—Warrants have been issued for four former officials and employes of the Jonesboro, Lake City & Eastern railroad, charging em bezzlement of funds. W. O. Johnsson, former auditor; Heber Bohrer, former cashier and H. G. Baumann, former agent at Jonesboro, have been arrested released on bonds P, S. Wilnau for mer vice president and general mana ger. for whom a warrant has been issu ed, has not yet been arrested. He left i here several days ago for St. Louis. J The four men were discharged' by the ' railroad about ten days ago. Details on the embezzlement charges I are not contained in the warrants. The audit which resulted in the war rants was for a. period ending in Dec ember, 1019, and audit of accounts from that date up to the present is be ing made. Baumann’s trial on one charge of grand larceny, in connection with freight thefts, resulted in a mistrial An employe arrested with him pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year's imprisonment. There are seven more charges of grand larceny pending against each. ■o SMEAD POWELL HERE Candidate for Governor Fills Appoint ment in Ashdown Tuesday. Smead Powell of Camden, candidate tor governor, was filling a speaking engagement at the court house in this city Tuesday afternoon. It being the News’ press hour we were unable to further report the meeting at this time. Owing to this having been a time when farming weather was good for the first time in weeks the., crowd was smaller than it otherwise would have been, though a fair number were out to give Mr. Powell a hearing. Mr. Powell was over town meeting with the 'people Tuesday morning and seem ed to make a good impression. This was his first visit to Ahdown. MILLER OIL PROSPECTS Good Showing Made at Two Wells Near Texarkana, is Report. Texarkana, May 23.—Continued ac tivities are reported among oil men in this territory, and prospects are said to continue very encouraging. The Texport well No. 1, six miles west of here, near Nash, is down 3, 200 feet, and it is reported that a good showing of oil with considerable gas! pressure was developed yesterday afternoon. The postal Employes well, near Red Water, 16 miles South of here, is down 2,400 feet with the drill resting in black lime-rock, according to reports brought in today by an of ficial of the company. -o Mr. and Mrs. L«on T. Jones will leave early in June for Los Angeles, Cal., where they will spend several weeks on a vacation. They will also visit other western states while they are away. RETRENCHMENT IS URGED BY JUDGE HAYNIE Prescott Judge Formally Opens (Jub ernational Campaign at Sheri dan; Charges Extravagance. Sheridan, May 22.—Judge G. R, Haynie of Prescott made charges of extravagance in the state government as constituted at present in formally opening his campaign for the gover norship here today. He advocated re trenchment and suggested' that to ac hieve this end the state boards and | commissioners ought to be abolished He characterized the State Highway Department as the “mammoth parasite, of them all.” “The indications now point to the ! fact.'’ he said, 'that this department j is rapidly reaching out and taking un der its control the politics of the state.” Judge Haynie also rapped what he termed the abuse of the pardoning power. He said the governor should posess the courage and strength of mind to pass on application for par don according to the rule or merit. “A man was convicted in my dis trict a few months ago.” he said. “When he was convicted he had no thought of going to the peniteniary and when I sentenced him I knew he wouldn’t go. What's the use to have courts of. law if men are to be con stantly set free?” Judge Haynie was handicapped1 in his opening speech by the fact that not many farmers were in town. It was a fine day and the farmers were fighting the crab grass. But those who came to the courthouse to hear him sat and listened intently. The audi ence included many women voters, and as they trailed off downstairs after the address it was apparent that he had struck a responsive chord, for there were many remarks of , "He makes a fine speech.” -o MARRIAGE SUNDAY Ashdown Young Lady Marries Shrove port Man. Sunday evening marked a social event, when Miss Fannie Lou Me Kim and Mr. Billie Murph of Shreveport w'ere married. The ceremony was per former by Rev. S. K. Burnett of the Methodist church at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is the charming and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas, McKim, who only recently moved to Ashdown. The groom is a young business man of Shreveport. They left immediately af ter the ceremony for Shreveport where -o Produce Market. Chicago, May 22,—Butter lower; creamery 42 and 54Jc. Eggs lower; receipts 15,284 cases, firsts 40 @ 41c; ordinary first 36 @ 37c; at mark, cases included, 38 ff 40; storage packed extras 43 @ 431c; stor age packed firsts 42£ @ 42. Poultry, alive lower, fowls 33c. Fort Worth, May 22.—Cattle 1,400; unchanged; beeves 8 @ 10,50. Hogs, 1.000; 10 to 15c advance. Heavy, 14.00 @ 14.25. Sheep 1,800; steady; Lambs 12.00 & 13.00. -o Horatio Here Tuesday. The Horatio baseball team was hero Tuesday afternoon to give the local boys a game of base ball, BOARD ELECTS SUPT, FOR ASHDOWN SCHOOLS \V. \. Pittman of Aubrey, \rk„ Elected Superintendent— Hoard .Mel Saturday Night. The Ashdown school board at. a meeting Saturday night elected W. X. Pittman oi Aubrey, Ark., as superin tendent of the schools here for the coining year. Mr. Pittman comes with it he highest possible recommendations .as a school man. There are now only two vacancies on the faculty to be'fill ed. The complete list of those who have been elected are: W, N. Pittman, superintendent. O. H. Wilkerson, Horatio, principal. In the high school department, Miss Agnes Cowling, and Miss Jewel Cov ington. Primary. Miss Inez Bulling ton,. Grade teachers, Miss Marjorie Thomas, Arkadelphia; Miss Lucy Bell, Texarkana: Miss Eunice Wilson, Gur don; Miss Nola Ellis Lockesburg; Miss Doris Harper, England; Miss Shepper son, is the music teacher and Mrs. O.T. Graves expression. The board reorganized at this the first meeting since the election. A. J. Russell was elected president and C L. Briant secretary. SURPRISES OF SLOW WORK Northern Visitor Surprised at Slow Development in Arkansas. Little Ftock, May 25.— (Special) — A visitor from the North called at the Agricultural Department last week one day and expressed his surprise at the lack of development in the many things in which Arkansas might well excell other states. For instance he declares that there is in Arkansas enough of phosphate deposits to fer tilize ever foot of land in the state until it became the most fertile on the earth. The deposits in Independnce county alone are richest known and yet only the surface lias been touched. He predicted' that unless enterprising Arkansans should take advantage of these opportunities, progressive men ir ,m other states might be expected to come into the state and reap the rich hr 1 vests which we persist in over looking. Something of this same spirit has been brought back to the State by the members of the Profitable Farming party which last week made a tour of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. The met hods they found employed in states far less favored than Arkansas, pro ductive of prosperous farms and a happy and prosperous people, have opened their eyes to the possibilities that lie dormant all about us in Ark ansas. Beyond' any doubt, Arkansas has not fully awakened to its possi bilities, -o Help to Ship Wool. County Agent Geo. M. Johnston states that he will be glad to help market the wool that is for sale in this county. Anyone that has any wool notify hint and he will find a market for K. With several counties going in together it is thought that a car load may be secured for shipment. CARRANZA, THE MEXICAN DICTATOR, IS SUff* _ /" Fleming President Meets Ills Heath by Assassination jii Jungles; Own Jlen I ui'ii on Him, _ Washington, May -'1 Venustiano Carranza lias joined the many Lntin Ameriean dictators who have ended their stormy careers in ihght and death. A fugitive in the mount; nis of Pueb la, the old man who Kept tin United States and Mexico in a broil lor five years, was killed Thursday 1 some of the troops which had protected him as a bodyguard in his flight from Mex ico City. I Whether he fell fighting or a vic J tim of the celebrated' "Ley Fuega,” which made dead men of Madero and Suarez, or was murdered in a coup d'etat, is obcured in fragmentary in formation coming from the tropical fastnesses of Tlaxcaltenango, where he died. Early dispatches today from Mexico City said Carranza had been killed1 in an attack led by General Herrera, who had gone with him in flight, but later dserted to the revolutionists. The an nouncement, made at headquarters of General Obregon, head of the revolu tionary movement, gave the impression that Carranza had died in battle. But later advices to El Paso charge Car ranza had been made a prisoner and assassinated in a cowardly manner and said several friends who were with him had sent a protest to Gen. Pablo Gonzalez. Death Was Foretold. The full story may not be immed iately known, and even then may be the subject of dispute. But it does bring to mind a prophesy, said to have been made by a nun, which is now being talked about in Mexico. The nun prophesied, the report said, that after Mexico had seen three Franciscos in public life she would have for president an old man with a beard who would meet a violent, death, and that he would be succeeded by a president who mounted his horse from the “wrong’’ side, The prophecy also added that theraffer Mexico would lose its independence. There have been three Franciscos I in Mexico’s public life since the prophecy was made. They were Fran cisco de la Barra, now an exile: Fran cisco Madero. the murdered president of 1913, and Francisco Villa, the ban dit. leader. Carranza was well known I for his whiskers. Obregon. who led [the revoult against him and is expect ed by many to succeed him, lost an arm in the battle of Celaya with Villa and" mounts his horse from the "wrong side.” -o Case AVas Affirmed, The Supreme Court decided Monday that no partnership agreement existed between W. I. Pumphrey of Little Riv er county and Nathan Furlow for the purchase by Furlow of certain lands, a portion of which was to be transferred to Pumphrey and that Pumphrey is not entitled to recover of Furlow |1,044.32, he paid for the portion he purchased in excess of the price per acre at which 'Furlow bought the land, We Want Your Banking Business Our methods are modern—our system efficient_ our courtesy proverbial—our directorate capobl?_ our credit extension eiju[table. lMfh such powerful existing: factors, you will find an affiliation with the First National Bank a de sirable connection of mutual advantage and pl«“as. ins co-operation.