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SEMI-WEEKLY VOL. XXIV. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1922. NUMBER V COURT BEGINS WE0U1TO PEN Grand Jury Adjourned Tuesday Noon After Finding One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Indictments. many whiskey cases Gp to Noon Tuesday Eleven Had Received Penitentiary Sentences. Up to noon Tuesday the circuit court might be said to have only gotten und er a good start on the criminal dockett before it, yet at that time there had been twelve felony convicions, eleven of whom had received penitentiary sentences and one other on which sentence had not been passed. Most of these cases, however, had entered pleas of guilty. The majority of these cases were for making or selling whis key. There are many cases of the same kind under indictment yet to be tried. There are also on the calendar a number of misdeamenor cases, a few of whom have entered pleas of guilty and taken the regular fine, First Degree Murder. Fred Gholston, negro, was indicted for first degree murder. Gholston is still at large and has been since the commission of the crime. Grand Jury Adjourns. The grand jury finished its work Tuesday at noon, filed its report with the court and asked to be dismissed. After thanking them for their efficient work the court allowed them to dis band. The number of indictments re turned was given at 129. The full re port appears in another column. Jury Commissioners. The jury commissioners, which is composed of J,. E. Cannon, A. J. Rus sell and Chas. Billingsley, met at 9 o’clock to select jurors for the July term. The trial court is busy in the trial of cases, some of which consume a great deal of time. Some of the principal cases disposed of since our last re port are found below: Criminal Docket. Field Neal, Jr., selling whiskey, jury trial, verdict guilty and sentenced to 1 year. Fred Jackson, pandering, plea of guilty and sentenced to 1 year in the penitentiary. J. W. Hook and Essie Bryant, con cubinage, plea of guilty and given one month in penitentiary Connie Porterfield, violation liquor law, plea of not guilty and sentenced to 1 year in penitentiary. Bud McCoy, making whiskey, plea of guilty and given one year. Geo. Pape, making whiskey, plea of guilty and sentenced to 1 year in pen. Tom Foster, making whiskey, plea of guilty and sentenced to 1 year in pen. Erby "Washington, assault to kill, plead guilty and given one year. Jack Finn, making whiskey, plead guilty and sentenced to 1 year in pen. Sid Williams, transporting liquor, jury trial, verdict of guilty and fined $100. Jim Washington, robbery, plea of guilty and sentenced to 3 years in pen itentiary. Gene Cox, aggravated assault, plead guilty to assault and battery and fined $25, Lube Dollarliide, carrying pistol, plead guilty and fined $50. Geo. Gillahan, selling whiskey. Plead guilty. Punishment not yet a^, sessed. C. Chancy, selling whiskey. Plead guilty and given 1 year. Martin Knitz, contempt as to grand jury, fined $50 and a short time in jail. Henry Shelton, petit larceny. Plead guilty and fined $10. and 1 month in jail. Civil Cases. Among the other civil cases disposed of since last report is that of Mrs. Zelma Adams of Hugo who sued the Frisco for an accident that caused the death of her husband, damages sued for being $45,000. The jury ren dered a verdict for $2500. A petition for a new trial is pending. ' Another suit was Rosenzweig’s vs. Frisco for lost goods in transit. A verdict was rendered for $335. Grand Jury Report. To the honorable James S. Steel, circuit judge: We, your Grand Jury for the Janu ary, 1922, term of the Little River Circuit Court, having investigated all crimes of which we had lfnowledge or have received information, and in so doing have examined 169 witnesses and returned into open Court 129 Indict ments;. We have made a very careful exami nation of the books and records of the County Officers and we are glad to re port that we find them in a splendid condition and the Officers are perform ing their duties faithfully. We regret to report that the jail is in a very unsanitary and unhealth ful condition. We recommend and re quest that the jail be given a com plete cleaning and that new bedding and hammocks be provided. We also call the attention of the County Court to the window lights that are out and the hole in the top of the jail. These repairs should be made a once. - We find the Court House is not pro perly kept and we earnestly recom mend that unless the janitor immedi ately cleans up the courthouse and court House yard that the county judge disallow his claims. We recommend that new carpets be placed upon the stairway and halls of the Court House and that the broken plaster and leaks be required, and also that additional toilet facilities be provided. We find the conditions at the Poor Farm to be satisfactory but recom mend that the well be repaired and that a garden spot be provided and fenced. We are glad to report to the Court that we have no paupers at the Poor Farm at this time. We find that there is a considerable 'waste of water and recommend that [the toilet in the court house and jail • and the other water connections be re made a once. We also recommend that a small light be provided for the Hall and ample light be provided for each of the county officials in the court house with thanks to your honor and all the officers of the court, we beg to be ex cused. H. G. Sanderson, Foreman. We Have Pride In the Fact— that we have built a real bank here. A bank based on loyalty and service to our friends. A bank ever alert to assist, both personally and collec tively, every issue or movement that tends to promote the general pros perity of the community. A bank with an earnest ambition to help its friends make money—to seek its own success through the prosperity of its patrons. ARKANSAS STATE BANK NO RED TAPE-WE DO OR WE DON’T A. E. WATERS, President. J. L. MARTIN, Cashier. C. M. SUTTON, Assistant Cashier. 4 Per Cent Paid on Time Deposits and Saving Account IRELAND APPEARS TO BE FAR FROM PEACE Ratification of Treaty Fails to Allay Anxiety Over Internal Situation; Future Still Dark. Dublin, Jan. 8.—The peace treaty has been ratified, and prayers of thanksgiving went up from the peo ple in all the churches today, but [Iceland continues to face internal disorganization, giving rise to the greatest anxiety. The split in the Dail Eireann has been heightened and intensified by the vote on the treaty, and the future nev er was more obscure. At various hours today the two factions held con ferences at the Mansion House. The Dail will meet again tomorrow in public session, and all the members are expected to attend. It has become apparent that Ea monn de Valera’s resignation as pres ident of the republic did not take an official form, and the outstanding question tonight is whether he will make effective his expressed intention to resign, and if he does not what will become of the Dail. Many believe that the opponents of the treaty plan to keep the Sinn Fein parliament in being while the supporters of the treaty try to establish a provisional government and carry out the terms of the peace agreement. Re Valera a Puzzle. Mr de Valera’s resignation tendered to the Dail Eireann Friday was speci fic. He consented, however, to post pone action upon it under condition that a vote on the treaty be taken within 48 hours. At the same time he plainly said he intended, “what ever happened,” to retire to private mt, When the vote was taken the resig nation was not repeated, Mr. de Val era merely alluding to it when he a rose and in a voice broken with emo tion began to explain his personal position. But he had \not got far when lie sat down, unable to go on. Later de Valera summoned a meet ing for today, exclusively confined to the 57 deputies who voted against the treaty and today at the Mansion House before the private session of his associates he delivered a speech which was a clear indication of his intention to continue the fight, this time apparently not only against the British government, but against the government of the Irish Free tate. He said he regards it as an usurpa tion to which his chief objection is that it derives its authority from the British parliament. -o NEW POWER COMPANY Arkansas Concern Would Harness Ouachita and Caddo Rivers. Washington, D. C., Jan,. 7.—The Cad do Power and Irrigation Company of Arkansas today filed with the Federal Power Commission an application for a permit to construct two dams in Arkansas, one on the Ouachita and the other on the Caddo river. If the per mit is granted the Caddo company ex pects to realize 40,000 horsepower from its proposed dam on the Oua chita and 4,000 from the Caddo. -—o WANT BILL UNAMENDED Farmers Present Views on Co-opera tive Marketing Plan. Washington, Jan. 7.—Objection to the proposed Senate amendments to the bill authorizing co-operative mar keting by associations of farmers was voiced today by representatives of the farmers at a conference with several senators from Western states. (Spokesmen for the farmers said they were satisfied with the measure as passed by the House, but oppose amendments made by the Senate Ju diciary Committee, particularly the provision declaring nothing in the bill shall be deemed to authorize the crea tion of a monopoly or to exempt any association authorized by the bill from the operations of the Federal Trade Commission act. NEGRO MAKES FORTUNE Offered $25,000 For Patent Right to New Mouse Trap. Nashville, Teniv, Jan. 8.—With a trap crudely fashioned of rough wire picked up around a feed stable, Allen Dixon, 50 years old, negro of Nash ville has modeled a mouse trap, for the patent right of which a New York company offers $25,000 cash or $5,000 and five cents royalty on each trap sold. 1 j Faith in Arkansas Was Motive of His Life St. Louis, Jan. 7.—Faith in Arkan sas was the motivating enthusiasm of the life of Jacob D. Goldman, 76, who died here yesterday after an illness of six years, friends said today. Mr. Goldman was president of the Lesser-Goldman Cottom Company and the Adler-Goldman Commission Com pany here, and the American Bank of Commerce and Trust Company of Lit tle Rock. He was known as the man who “first saw Arkansas.” Beginning his career by running away from home in Germany at 13, he came to the Unit ed States enlisted in the Confederate army and following the war establish ed a general store in Jacksonport, Ark. Ten years later he established a chain of nine stores and bought and sold cotton and cattle extensively. He was known as an enthusiastic horseman, and often aid he knew ev ery bridal path in Arkansas. His faith in Arkansas was equaled by his faith in people, particularly Ar kansas people. He believed people were fundamentally honest. His deal ings with them were controlled by that belief. It was a matter of pride and satisfaction to him that he had never forced a debtor to the wall. The funeral will be held tomorrow. MISSING MAX IS FOUND Young Farmer Left Home to Make Money to Pay Debts. Mena, Jan. 7,—Missing from his home near Ink since December 26. Sherman Wolfe, a young farmer, has been located at DeQueen. The man sent word to his wife he did not in tend to desert his family, but wanted to go away and get a job to pay some debts he owed in Mena, Wolfe promis ed to send money to his family soon. -o TO KILL LIQI'OR EVIL Prolii Chief Declares America I* Slow ly Becoming Dry. Chicago, Jan. 7.—Declaring that America is being “slowly but surely weaned” of the liquor habit, Federal Prohibition Director Roy A. Haynes arrived in Chicago today, surrounded by a cordon of Secret Service opera tives. He declared his department is going to “kill the evil at the root,” and that slowly prohibition is coming into its own. He declared bootleggers, a “scourge on the earth,” and that the American spirit of fair play soon will drive the bootlegger out of business. -o NEGRO KIDNAPED BA' MOB Taken to Edge of Town and Given a Severe Flogging. Texarkana, Jan. 8—(Clarence Weatli erby, 30-year-old negro, who conducts a cleaning and pressing shop near the postoffice, was kidnaped by mask ed men as he was leaving a picture show on State street at 10:30 last night, placed in an automobile, blind folded, and carried to a point north of town and given a severe whipping. The negro after returning to town went to the office of a morning paper as he said the men had instructed him, and reported that the men had said they whipped him “for fooling about a white woman.” However, he declared he was innocent. Weatherby has an ugly gash on the head where he says he was clubbed with a revolver, and also several cuts and bruises on his back. He said he could not say how many men were in J,he crowd that kidnaped him. -o Residence Bums in Se.ier County. Mineral Springs, Jan. 5.—The resi dence of Frank Jones, near Corn Hill, in Sevier county, was destroyed by fire Monday forenoon with a greater part ot its contents. A smoke house and other out-build ings were also destroyed. The mem bers of the family were at home when the fire occurred, but it burned so rapidly that it was impossible to con trol it. Lockesburg Visited by Disastrous Fire Sunday i News was received in this city Mon day that a very disastrous tire oc curred in Lockesburg Sunday night The fire destroyed four brick buildings and their contents. They were occu pied by Roy Hooper, The Quality Store W. M. Wakefield and Robbie Grady. The total amount of the loss could not be heard but it is known that it a mouned to a large amount. POWERS DISCARD THE USE OF GAS IN WAR Again Vote to Ask World to .loin in • Their Agreement; But Two Topics Remain. Washington, Jan. 7.—The Washing ton conference about completed its armament limitation program today by voting poison gas into the discard. As in the case of the new rules to govern submarines, the prohibition against the use of gas in future wars was adopted by the five great powers as applicable among themselves, with an invitation to the rest of the world to join in the agreement. That leaves on the program of the conference only two topics—limitation of aircraft and general revision of the rules of warfare—and both seem like ly to be passed over without definite action. An aircraft subcommittee has re ported after weeks of study that limi tation of airplanes is impracticable until a conference of wider scope has been convened, although it was sug gested that some restrictions on use of lighter-than-air craft might he worth attemping. A future world-wide coneference for consideration of the rules of war also has been suggested, and sentiment among the delegates seems to favor it. Italy, however, hopes to see the pres ent negotiations develop some agree ment against bombarding unfortified cities. Chinese Ask Mediation. So far have the armament decisions proceeded that the delegates are look ing forward to a plenary session by Wednesday of next week, to record the further steps that have been taken in regard to the Far East. Today's de liberations contributed no surface in dication of progress, despite an appeal by the Chinese to Secretary Hughes and Arthur J. Balfour to suggest a way out of the Chinese-Japanese dead lock on Shantung. The Chinese dele gates saw the respective heads of the American and British delegations sep arately, and opinion was divided after ward as to the prospects. Parley Nears End. The general belief is that with ar mament negotiations ended the Far Eastern side of the conference could be wound up in another week or 10 days. That seems to forecast a final adjournment about two weeks hence, but not so soon as some of the dele gates had expected. Prince Tokuga wa of the Japanese delegation carried out his original plans, and left for Japan today but it was indicated that Mr. Balfour is considering canceling his steamship reservations for next Saturday. If a plenary session is called for next week it is not unlikely that a mong other things it will see announ cement of a definite agreement for 'clarafication of the 4-power Pacific treaty so far as to make it inapplic able to the major islands of the Jap aneses empire. Negotiations for such a formal agreement, either through a reservation or by an exchange of notes, are understood to have been practically completed. Delegates to Agricultural Conference Named Washington, Jan. 7.—Delegates to the national agricultural conference 1 which is to meet in Washington Jan | nary 23, were announced in part to night by Secretary Wallace. Julius H. : Barnes of New York, formerly ckair | man of the United States Grain Cor poration; J. S. Wannamaker, St Mat thews, S C., president of the American 1 Cotton Association; Gov. Warren T. McCray of Indiana and Thomts Wilson of Chicago, president of the Institute of American Meat Packers; J. R. How ard of Chicago, president of the Amer ican Farm Bureau Federation, an<l Charles S. Barrett of Union City, Ga., president of the National Farmers' Union, are on the list of 47 names* made public. The conference, the secretary said, will be composed of a majority of farmers and farm organization lead ers, but in addition there will be rep resentatives of the chief industries* and lines of business dependent upon, agriculture, and representatives of the* chief industries and lines of business dependent upon agriculture, and rep resentatives of banking, transporta tion and related lines. Cotton, grain tobacco, livestock, fruit, potato and general farmers as well as dairymen will be represented in the conference personnel as shown in the partial list. State agricultural colleges, economists, editors of farm papers also will be included. Invita tions have been extended to public officials and former officials, as well as members of the joint Congressional* Committee on Agricultural Inquiry. “In other words,” said an announce ment of the Agricultural Department, “the conference will be broadly repre sentative of agriculture and allied in dustries.” -o Iran Gets License, Girl Changes Mind. Mena, Jan. 7.—The last marriage license issued in 1921 is the first one to be returned unused in 1922. County Clerk Anderson received it today when Frank Deramus, Bethel, Okla., brought back the paper he secured Christmas eve to wed Miss Pearl Deramus, of Egger. The disappointed groom hail no explanation to offer, further than, that the young woman had changed her mind. -o Drilling Operations at Steele Test No. One After a wait of a few days for new casing drilling at the Steele well at Pine Prairie was resumed several days ago. The 10 inch casing was removed and reseated after the line of 8 i inch was put down. The smaller line is to be used to prevent caving until a firm place to seat the larger casing is found at a greater depth when it is expected that the 10 inch will be pushed on down. A showing of oil and gas is sill evident. The Grote well at Arden has been showing oil for some time, which is taken as a good indication of what may he expected at a proper depth. ——■—^——————mttmmm t \ DO YOUR BIT —toward keeping the business in i this community good by carrying a good balance with this bank. The larger your account, the more your money circulates, and the more money in circulation, the better business will be. This bank does not hoard it’s funds, but loans them to many lines of business—always protecting it’s depositors with it’s— CAPITAL AND SURPLUS OF $50,000.00