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SEMI-WEEKLY VOLUME XXII. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1920. NUMBER 70. DEMOCRATS WILL BACK CANDIDATE’S CHARGE % « Officials of National Committee Ap pear at Campaign Probe; Allege Law TV as Violated. Chicago, Sept. 1.—Officials of the Democratic National Committee testi fied today before the senatorial com-' mittee investigating campagn expen ses that they brought no evdence from Gov. James M. Cox to sustain his charges of a Republican corruption fund, but that they believed the charg es were true. George H. White, recently elected chairman of the Democratic jorganiza tion, and Wilbur Marsh, itsnreasurer, both supported their candidate's charg es, and Mr. Marsh- produced photo graphic copies of subscription lists to a Republican book published by Wil liam JAarnes of the Albany (N. Y.) Ev(<iing Journal, which he said indi cated a violation of the federal satutes forbidding political subscriptions by corporations. Mr. Marsh told Senator Kenyon, chairman of the investigating com mittee, that the original lists were “either in the hands of Governor Cox or the Department of Justice.” Ask ed why they had not been turned over at once to the attorney general’s of fice as a basis for possible prosecu tion he replied: “We considered tnem an excellent campaign document. Besides we have had them only about two weeks.” “Well,” said Senator Kenyon, “if any of the signers of these lists have violated the law they ought to be jail ed. no matter whether they are Re publicans or Democrats.” o Will Complete Drainage District in West End _ i Foreman, Sept. 3.—J. L. DeLoney, L. B. Anderson and 0. L. Davis, the com missioners in District No. 2, went to Hope Tuesday, where they let a con tract to Evans & Co., of Fordyce to complete the ditch in the above dis trict. The work was abandoned by the first contractor some time ago, but the work will be resumed as soon as the machinery can be placed on the job. ' TEXAEKA.VA WILL PAVE City Awards Contract for Big I’rojct - to Chicago Firm. Texarkana, Sept. 1.—The contract' for paving all the streets in the city proper not already paved on the Texas side of town, was .signed yesterday afternoon. Contractors are Taylor & Hamilton of Chicago. It is expected that the work will be started within the next few days. A bond issued of $600,000 for paving wras voted several weeks ago, and $300,000 of this amount was signed up by Mayor Nichols and City Secretary James yesterday after noon. i Local Road Will Run a Train Every Other Day Important changes in the time card of the Memphis, Dallas and Gulf rail road became effective Wednesday morning, there being radical changes in the train service on the roach Trains will arrive here on Tues days, Thursdays and Saturdays. No train of any kind will be operated on Sundays. This curtainment of the service has been necessitated by the deficit sus tained in operating more trains than necessary to meet the demands. The trains will run as follows: No. 1, mixed train, south bound, leaves Hot Springs on .Tuesdays, Thu rsdays and Saturdays at 8 a. m.( arriv ing at Nashville at 2.25 p. m. No. 3, mixed train, south bound will leave Nashville on the same days as No. 1 at 2:45 p. m,, arriving at Ash down at 5:30 p. m. No. 4, mixed train, north, leaves Ashdown at 6 p. in., same days as No. 3, arriving Nashville at 8:30 p. m. No. 2. mixed train, northbound, leav es Nashvlle on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p. m., arriving at Hot Springs at 2:15 p. m. lfi INDICTED FOR ELECT’N FRAUD Indicted by Garland (.'rand Jury Fol lowing Length/ Investigation. Hot Springs, Sept. 1.—The Garland County Grand Jury tonight returned in Crcuit Court 16 indictments charg ing violations of the corrupt practices act. The volations are said to have occurred at the recent primary. None of the indictments were made public tonight, ft is said, however, that no bills were found against any of the candidates. It is believed the warrants for the arrest of those In dicted will be issued tomorrow, and that the arrests will follow within a few days. The grand jury has been Investigat ing alleged violations of the primary law for the past several days and many witnesses' have been examined. Elec tion officials and others from practi cally very township in the county have been subpoenaed. It would not be surprising if more indictments are returned. -o Motor Troops Were Here Wednesday With Exhibits The Arkansas National Guard re cruitng squad was in the city Wednes day with their motor convoy, consist ing of four motors, three of which were ambulance. They had a number of war relics, which were exhibited. At night at the courthouse a short speaking program was rendered. The purpose and plans of the ne\y army organization was explained, Col. McAl lister spoke on the subject of Am ericanism. The party went from here to Nashville. They are covering the entire state in an educatonal cam paign. Wi want you to (eel at Home in tkia bank. To Our Teachers, W-E-L-GO-M-E The Arkansas State Bank takes this opportunity to extend to The Teachers who are taking up their work in our schools for the first time, a sincere and cordial welcome to Ashdown. ==extend to the teachers who have been with us previously and are now returning to renew their work here, a hearty appreciation of the services they have rendered and the hope that the year 1920=21 will be full of ac= hievement and happiness for them. ==to extend to all, not only a friendly welcome but the courteous, helpful service of every department of .this bank. Alake this bank your bank while you are in Ashdown. ARKANSAS STATEBANK “No Red Tape==We Do or We Don’t” PRIMARY CAMPAIGN COST CANDIDATES MUCH MONEY ('araw iij Spent 10 ami Kirby $7, .■»!<>. According to Their Statements. Washington. D. C.. Sept. 2. — The ' primary election in Arkansas cost two Democratic candidates for me Senate,! a total of $15,826.87. according to fig-; ures made public today by the secre tary of the Senate; Caraway's bill was $8,310.70, while Kirby spent $7,516.17. The law requires that two state ments be filed with the secretary of the Senate and clerk of the House by all candidates for election to Con gress, both in the primaries - and the final election. The first statement must he filed 10 days before the pri maries and the second 15 days after. Caraway reported no contributions in either statement. In the first state ment he reported $1,829 for office rent and $1,411.58 for newspaper advertise ment. In the 10 days succeeding, cov ered by the second report, $415 addi tional was spent for rent and $4,407 for newspaper advertising. Kirby reported contributions amount ing to $6,758 from 34 persons, the larg est amount from one person was listed as $2,500 from iRoy Thompson, presi dent of the Little Rock Board of Com merce, collected from different mem bers of that organization. J. E. Buch anan gave $1000,; W. J. Buchanan and W. T. Furguson each $500; ex-Gover nor George W. Donaghcy and R. Buchanan, $200 each. The following contributed $100 each: N. P. Sander son, ex, Governor George W. Hays, and Earl Buchanan. The remainder was made up from donations from contri butions in amounts less man $100. The largest item for expenditures in Kir by’s statement was postage, $2,114.40, \ with newspaper advertising costing I $2,007.90. The remainder was spent tor office rent, clerical help, telegrams and stationery. Two Days Fair Will Be Held at Gravelly Community Foreman, Sept. 3.—The .pepole of the Gravelly community are to have a. two days’ community tair this year which will be held on the 24th and 2r>th of September. There are a num ber of enterprising farmers in that vicinity and a good agricultural ex hibit may be expected. Dinner will be served on the ground both days of the fair. -o— FARM AGENTS RESIGN The Misses Plunkett of Fort Smith Go to Ames College. Fort Smith, Spt. i. — Miss Carrie Plunkett has resigned as district agent for canning clubs and her sister, Miss Marian, has resigned as club agent for Sebastian county. They will leave soon for Ames, la., to take a course in scientific agriculture, in the Iowa State College. Miss Carrie Plunkett form erly was county agent in this county and resignd to accept a promotion as district agent. -o l'EGGMAN ROB BANK Then Flee Toward Oklahoma—Sheriff’ in Pursuit. Bentonville, Sept. 1.—The Bank of Sulphur Springs. 2B miles northwest of here, was robbed this afternoon. Sheriff Sid Jackson and a posse left at once for the scene. The only de tails known here are that six young men in a Chalmers ear robbed the bank, and were headed toward the Oklahoma line, which is only about eight miles from Sulphur Springs. The amount obtained by the yegg men is not known here. The bank is capitalized at $10,000. r.. M. Stout is president and Storm O. Whaley is the cashier. The same bank was robbed about a year ago. The bankB at Decatur, Gentry and Cave Springs, all in Ben ton county, have been robbed also. All have been daylight holdups, and in each case the robbers are believed to have escaped over the Oklahoma line. 75 CENTS FOR COTTON First Bale in Phillips County Brings Fancy Price. Helena, Sept. 1.—The first bale of the 1920 cotton crop in Phillips county was received in Helena this morning. It was produced on the Preston place ] of the J. B. Pillow estate, and weigh ed 560 pounds. It brought 75 cents a ' pound. Car Jumps Road and Three Are Injured at Nashville Nashville, Sept. 1.—One man was badly hurt ond two others received painful bruises when a Ford automo bile suddenly jumped from the road on the north approach to the Mine creek bridge on Main street here Mon day night, the car turning completely over and landing at the bottom of the dump on its wheels. The car was driven by Bill Slayton and in it were A.P. Sanders, Bub Chan dler and Dan Tollett, all of Dierks, Slayton was hurt the worst, and Toi let received only very slight bruises. Sanders and Chandler both received painful bruises. Th e men were on their way to this city on business, and when they start ed up the approach to the bridge met a wagon. When Slayton pulled to his right to pass the wagon something went wrong with the steering appara tus and the car went over the steep embankment. The approach is suf ficiently wide for passing provided both vehicles are traveling slow, but it is dangerous for speeding. Slayton claims to have been going slow, and that the steering gear is the cause. PATHOS MAX ARRESTED Floyd Dobson i* Alleged to Have EiO]ted With Afeighbor’s Wife. Hope, Sept. 1.—Floyd Dobson of near Patmos, Hempstad county, who is alleged to have eloped with a neighbor's wife Sunday, was arrested yesterday at the home of a relative by county officers. He was brought here and jailed pending a preliminary hearing before Justice D. L. Purkins. Three charges were preferred against him. They are, deserting his wife, pandering and sailing whiskey. Dob son was arrested several weeks ago by revenue officers on a liquor charge, and was held to the federal grand jury. He was released on bond, but! [today his bondsrnn asked that they be released. -o KILL BIG TIMBER WOLF Hunters at Hope Kill Big Wolf After Many Chases. Hope, Sept. 1.—A party of local sportsmen last night killed a large timber wolf near Hope. The carcas was displayed here today. Tnis was the fifth hunt made for the wolf, and was participated by about 100 men and 30 dogs. Five dogs engaged in the fight and were badly cut. -o-— TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITOES Texarkana Citizens Will lrse the “Eliminator” on Mosquitoes. Texarkana, Sept. 1.—The annual war against mosquitoes is under full headway on the Arkansas side of the city. A large force of men Is em plovd and these are busy cleaning out all the breeding places in the creeks and low places about the city. Tlje work is under the direction of an ex pert. The clean-up on the Texas side has been completed. -o DEFER SEPT. ALLOTENTS Highway Commlssslon Will Not. Maho Allotments This Month. Little Rock, Sept. 3.—(Special)—The advisory board of the State Highway Commission in session this week de cided to defer the September allot ments of Federal and state aid until a meeting to be held later in the month. Most of the application on file with the commission are for increased aid for projects already more or less advanc ed. The board finds it necessary to determine more definitely the status of all projects for which aid has been allotted. -o MRS. BETTIE COOPER Aped Woman Died at Pnraloma; Moth er of Ashdown Man. Mrs. Bettie Cooper died at her home near Paraloma last Friday at the age of 73. The funeral was held Satur day. Mrs. Cooper was the mother of J W. Cooper of this city. She lived here with her son until about two months ago. She was one of this sec tion’s best women and leaves many to mourn her death. -o_ At Presbyterian fliureh. ¥ .... Dr. Kirkpatrick of Little Rock, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church at Fort Smith, will preach tan Ashdown Sunday, Sept, at the Pres byterian church, at 11 a. m. and at 8 p. m. Everyone is cordially Invited to hear him. LEAGUE Of WORSEN VOTERS WILL BEET Ash<li*n League of Women Yot< - Will Meet Honda)- Afternoon ;;i •; Pender Program. Tin? League of Worm) Volf ' ill meet Monday afternoon. Sop’- -■ ;■ *> l :ng cuettons will b<* asked: “Question on National Go ; ii! and Kights of Citizenship.” What person have citizens! ■ "s in the Unnited States? A XIV, Section 1, Constitution, What qualflcations are laid down for aliens desiring citizenship? ive pro cess of naturalization. Are civil rights the same in all states? Are they the same for men and women under Federal laws? Name some civil rights in the first eight amendments to the Constitution. Do these hold good in time of war? What is the fundamental law of tin United States? How may it be amended? When did the word “male ' first oc cur in the Constitution? What are the 18th and 19th amend ments. Show relation of Federal Govern ment to the States. Describe the two houses of Con gress—how elected? How is the President elected? What are his powers? The cabinet. What are the functions of the poli tical party? Are parties desirable? How are platforms made? When a party is in control of Nat ional government, how does it push its policies? What is a party “machine” and a political “boss”? What is a direct primary? The long or short ballot, which is ; best? Women’s League Program. Instrumental solo, Mrs. H. L. Tol- j and. , Shall we women consider the man or i the party in the presidential election, j Mrs. S. C. Reynolds. From the Tennessee Firing Line, Mrs. W. W. Bishop. Vocal solo. Miss Gladys Norwood. Lady Astor to the men of Tennessee, Mrs. F. M. Locke. Has Tennessee Ratified, .'4jfs. G. I). Gathright. Questions on our National govern ment discussed by Hon. J. J. Du Laney. Will Repair the Principle Business Streets Soon — At a meeting of the city council \ Thursday night it was decided to get I busy and make plans to repair the business streets, or the gravel streets. It was decided to secure gravel for a portion of the streets needing it worse and to scarify and level up these streets where the gravel is more plen tiful. These streets are in a bad con dition, and it is hoped to complete this work before the season is much furth er advanced. Negro Died at kscnniend In Prime of Life at 110 Richmond, Sept. 2.—(Special)—On Saturday, August 28, one of tin oldest person in ihe state and certainly in Little Rivtr county, died at her home in Rlc’ m;.nd. This was a negress by nan.< <>. ’ATint” Lettic Foreman. Aunt L- ■ v ,, born in South Caro lina in i king her J30 years o'f age. f .> -■ unfortunate in losing her ey- d h; about 32 years ago and has be :i sine, almost totally blind. No dou ;t Aunt Lottie could have told ■ oriie very int< res*teg Clings of "older times.' and t specially did she often allude to the time "The Stars fell.” She w; s in fairly good health until the past year or two, when she began gradually to decline. Had she not lost her eyesight, she would have been more active than the average person tit 75 or 80. We know Aunt Lettle more generally as the mother of Aunt Anna, Uncle Henry Mays, both very old negroes themselves. We consider it an honor to have had so old a person in our little town, and challenge the state to produce one older. -o——— CA VTALOri'KS PROFITABLE Nasli'iile Growers Made (low! Money With the Melons. Nashville. Aug. 28.—Bill Beil, who was in charge of the marketing end of the cantaloupe proposition in this com munity this season, has given out some interesting figures in reference to the enterprise. Nashville shipped six cars of cantaloupes, and Bert John son shipped sixty-five from his High land farm. Mr. Bell reports that one grower who had in one and one-half acres of cantaloupes netted $207.3. af ter the selling commission had been ‘paid, selling his crop at $2.38 for standards. 90 cents for flars, and $1.92 for ponies. First Bale of Cotton Has Reached the Local Gin Tom Jeans from the E. A. Hale farm, farm, east of Ashdown, reached the gin with the first bale of this sea son's cotton Friday. It is expected that the bale will be ginned and mark et'd this Friday afternoon. -o AVI NTH HOP SCHOOL Winthrop School Will Open Next Monday. AVinthrojf. Sept. 2.— (Special)—The school starts here Monday, the 6th, with teachers as follows: Prof. M. W. Kelley, principal. Miss Lettie Knight, first assistant. Mrs. W. H. Boggs, second issistant. Miss Edna Brazil, third assistant. Miss Paul Session, primary. --o CAPTURE STILL Hempstead County Officers Produce Another Still. Hope, Aug. 28.—Federal and local officers yesterday located an illicit still for the manufacture of liquor, six miles south of Hope. Robert White, negro, was arrested and brought to Hope with the still. Which Bank? IWd yon ever look a* it this way? you linvo plenty yourself perhaps—but when money is scarce you will find thut sonic banks can no longer serve yon. f ien you find that you have to go to the S i KO\t; bunk for accomodations. Don’t you sup 1* ?* would be practical lor you to give your business at all times 10 the bank that takes care of Its customers when they really need assistance? Think it over. bJ HIWAgndariittt:!