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CONGRESS NEAR END
OF ITS LONG GRIND Tariff anid Bonus Bills May Be Finally Passed on This Week—No Ae • lion on a Teto. Washington, Sept. 10.—Activities of this session of Congress will reach their climax during the coming week. The two bills which have been the center of the greatest controversy, the tariff and soldiers’ bonus may be in the hands of the president by Satur day. If the legislative machinery does not work quite rapidly enough to ac complish this it is reasonably certain that the program will be completed by the middle of the following week. Final adjournment of the session is in prospect as soon as the tariff and bonus bills are out of the way. Some of the more optimistic of congression al leaders think it may be possible to clean up entirely by Saturday of this week. Others think the adjournment date is more likely to be about Sep tember 20 while all believe that ev erything is certain to be finished by Saturday, September 2.1. House Program Light. The House has nothing on its pro gram but action on conference re ports, including those on the tariff, soldiers’ bonus, the two coal bills and a few others. The Senate besides ac tion on these conference reports plans to pass the House Liberian loan bill and the House futures bill. When the session ends Congress will not be back until the opening of the regular session on December 4 unless President Harding calls a spec ial session immediately after Novem ber election to begin consideration of the ship subsidy bill. With the conference report on the tariff completed the conferees will be able to turn their attention to the soldiers bonus bill. It is expected that the conference' report on the bonus bill will be ready by Wednes day inasmuch as there is no serious controversy in sight. Vote Is Expected. g* The bonus conference report will be approved by both Houses with but little discussion. If it is ready by Wednesday there is no reason why the bill cannot reach the president by Saturday. The general impression is that the president will veto it. If he acts promptly an attempt will be made to pass it over his veto. A two. thirds vote is assured in the House but the vote on the passage of the bill in the Senate indicated that not quite enough votes can be secured there. Because of the Senate situation Congress will not remain in session merely to ascertain the intentions of the president if he vetoes the bill aft er Congress adjourns that it will end the matter so far as this session is concerned. Some republican leaders feel that this may be the most satis factory outcome from a political standpoint inasmuch as Congress will have shown its friendliness to the war veterans but its action will have cost the taxpayers nothing. CRAWFORD CO. MAN FLOGGED Taken From Officer, Tarred ami Feath ered and Told to Leave Country. Van Buren, Sept. 8.—Preacher ‘Bill’ Gregory, well-known resident of Dean Springs, a small settlement north of Alma, was taken from Constable Fay ette Tiffin of Whitley township at 11 o’clock last night, given a severe beating with a strap, then stripped of his clothes and given a coat of tar and feathers and told to leave the country. Deputy Sheriff George Roberts vis ited the Gregory home this morning and made an investigation of the af fair, but was unable to locate Gregory and it is believed he has left the country. According to the story told Roberts, Tiffin arrested Gregory last night with liquor, in his possession, and had started with him to the home of Frank Gregory, a justice of the peace, but before reaching the home of the latter, they were met by the tar and feather party. Gregory was formerly an Apostolic preacher, and was accused of making whiskey. Gregory has a wife and five children. He and his father were acquited of a charge of manufactur ing whiskey at the last session of Crawford Circuit Court. o MO HP GI'ARDS ON DUTY Twenty-Three Texas Rangers Now Pa trolling Texarkana Railroad Yards. Texarkana, Sept. 7.—The force of 14 Texas Rangers doing guard duty for the Past three weeks in the local rail road yards was reinforced last night and this morning by the arrival of nine more Rangers, making a total of 23 now on duty. Railroad officials said that there have been no acts of vio lence or disturbances of any kind re cently, and the only reason for asking for more Rangers was to safeguard against possible outbreaks by men who may become desperate should the strike be lost. RAIN AT HOT SPRINGS Thermometer Drops 20 Decrees Witli in Two Hours There. Hot Springs, Sept. 10.—Stiff breezes and a light rain, which was general in this section this afternoon brought to a close the heated period. The ther mometer showed a* drop of 20 degrees within two hours. The rain has saved the fall gardens. Increasing cloudi ness and continued rainfall is the prospect for the next 24 hours. ON WAY TO NORMALCY Nation Is Making Economic Progress, Commerce Department Says. Washington, Sept. 8.—Despite in dustrial difficulties, the country’s eco nomic progress is continuing steadily toward normal, the Commerce De partment said today in a survey of the general situation. RC BANKING1^ A Cheering Crop The 1922 crop has already sent throughout the country a perceptible wave of optimism. Conditions right here in Ashdown and vicinity are already looking better; business is beginning to show renewed activity. At the beginning of a new era of prosperity let us resolve to continue be ing thrifty, to settle our obligations promptly, making sure of continued prosperity for the future. Arkansas State Bank orWdorit ~ A. E. Waters, President J. L. Martin, Cashier C. M. Sutton, Assistant Cashier. WINTER TO CATCH U. S. UNPREPARED The Average American Family to Have Less Than One Ton of Coal on Hand. New York, Sept. 9.—The average American householder is going into winter with less than a ton of anth racite coal in his cellar. He will be unable to buy anthracite at any price in quantities to meet his requirements tor the reason (hat it is impossible to catch up with the production lost dur ing the five months and more of idle ness due to the strike, according to Dr. George Otis Smith, director of the United State Geological Survey. “How much coal1 can the household er expect to get this winter?" Dr. Smith was asked. “As nearly as we can estimate, there will be about a two-third supply of hard coal for household use," Dr. Smith replied. “It will not be evenly divided, of course, some householders will be able to obtain nearly all they require, others will be less fortunate, I am advised that the anthracite mines wi'.l hardly be able to reach their maxi mum operating capacity short of a month litter wcrk is resumed, i nm means that it probably will lie October 15 before the hard coal mines are | producing as much coal as they are capable of producing. “By taking his coal in small lots however, the average user of anthra cite may reasonably expect to obtain, sometime between the beginning of winter and April, about two-thirds of his requirements." 30 Per Cent Is Untit. Upon the basis of information in its possession, the United States Geolog ical Survey estimates that hv hard work the anthracite mines may be able to produce about 7,500,000 tons of household coal prior to November l. “■The actual output of the mines will he about 30 per cent, higher than that figure, but not. all the coal will be suitable for household use. About one-fourth ordinarily is of sizes too small for such use and is utilized for steam purposes. Between the present time and April 1 the output of household coal may total as much as 50,000.000 tons. The country uses from 70,000,000 to 75, 000,000 tons. Dr. Smith’s advice to the householder who can’t get anthracite coal is to burn coke when it may be obtained. “Coke is a clean, smokeless, slow burning fuel,” Dr. Smith says, “thus possessing the advantages of anthra cite at lower cost. Whenever avail able this winter it should be used by the householder, who should seek ad vice as to how to burn it properly. Eventually bituminous coal, made smokeless and clean by treatment, which saved its other products, must replace anthracite in the home." Plenty of Soft Coal. Householders burning bituminous coal probably will be able to obtain their full requirements, although they cannot expect to stock up their cellars between now and winter. They can I put in enough to last them for a few weeks, or a month, however, and ob tain more later, as the bituminous mines are producing coal at the pres ent time to the limit of the car sup ply furnished them by the railroads. Production of bituminous during the current week, it is estimated, will top 1,000,000 tons, of which about one third will go to the railroads for loco motive use. -o Will Test Washington Well This Week Hope, Sept. 9.—The work of under reaming preparatory to casing the 120 feet of open hole in the Tycap well, twelve miles northwest of Hope, was in progress today, and it is expected to be accomplished without difficulty. The drillers expect to set casing in hard limerock, twelve feet of which was gone through before the oil sand from which the excellent showing was had yesterday had been encountered. It is confidently expected that the well can be brought in successfully some time next week. In the minds of those acquainted with the well, and who visited it and saw the oil coming from the well yesterday both on the cable and tools and in the bailer, there exists no doubt whatever con cerning the presence of the oil, and it is generally agreed that the oil is of good quality. The only factor remain ing undetermined is the quantity of oil which the well will produce, and this cannot be accurately determined until the well is brought in. OFFICER SHOT FROM AMBUSH Fired l pon by l(i-Year-0 Id Farmer Boy, if Is Alleged. Lewisville, Sept. S.—I). S. Sayre, deputy sheriff and well-known farmer of Lafayette county, was fired upon i from ambush Wednesday afternoon, but escaped serious injury. The assas sin used a rifle. The bullet struck the officer in the leg, causing only a flesh wound. Sayre was requested by J. ,J. Scott, a farmer living three miles north of Lewisville, to assist him in removing a post which had been placed in a road apparently to obstruct traffic. The officer and Scott were standing by the post when J. H. Chambliss, a farmer and neighbor of Scott, ap proached them. He was carrying a shotgun, Sayre said. The officer ar rested him, and presently a shot was fired from a thicket beside the road. Deputy Sheriff Sayre says he found Chambliss' 16-year-old son hidden in the thicket. The boy held a rifle in his hands. Chambliss and his son were brought to Lewisville under ar rest. Scott and Chambliss recently had a dispute, but it was believed their dif ferences had been adjusted. >1A\ IS ASSASSINATED Henry Lawson of Caraway Inslantly Killed—Slayer Escapes. Jonesboro, Sept. 8.—Henry Lawson, a well-known resident of Caraway, Craighead county, was shot from am bush and probably instantly killed early this morning while walking on the right of way of the Blytheville, Leachville and Arkansas Southern railroad, about two and a half miles south of Caraway, according to word received here. Sheriff Walter Johnson and Coron er D. C. Powell received a call from Caraway this morning soon after the bod^ had been discovered. They im mediately left for Caraway. The iden tity of the slayers is not known. The assassin used a shotgun. The charge entered the face on the right side. It is thought Lawson may have been kill ed by a moonshiner, as he has at times waged war on moonshiners and boot leggers. He is survived by his wife and two children, a son 15, and a daughter, 11. KLAM TAKES IN CLASS Over 200 Neophytes initiated by ltsilil Knob Initiation., Bald Knob, Sept. 10—The Bald Knob Ku Klux Klan held a meeting in the woods north of town Friday night. It is estimated that over 2,000 were present. Rumor has it that a class of over 200 was initiated. Visitors from Little Rock, Beebe, McRae, Bradford, Newport and other points were seen in the city Friday afternoon and night, and are supposed to have attended the Klan meeting. ACLB NEGRO HELD Beat it Negro Orphan Boy to Beath, It Is Vlleged. Texarkana, Sept. 9.—Richard Moore, G2-year-old negro, living about seven miles south of the city, in the Bu chanan neighborhood, is held by tlie Texas side authorities following an investigation by the coroner into the death of an eight-year-old orphan boy. Ernest Hearne. Neighbors charge that the boy was beaten to death by Moore. Marks said to have been found on the boy's body showed that he had been treated violently, according to Justice Ragland, who conducted the investigation. The boy is said to have made his home wnh Moore. Neighbor negroes told the officers that Moore has frequently beaten the boy unmer cifully. KING MAY QHT THRONE European Capitals Hear Greek Ruler Is Ready to Abdicate. Paris, Sept. 8.—Rumors that King Constantine of Greece intends to abdi cate are current in several European capitals. They are considered here to have been given some color by the sudden recall of the Greek heir ap parent, Prince George, to Athens from Bucharest. King Constantine’s abdication is re garded here as an increased possi bility, as it is considered the only method of Greece’s war-time leader to return to Athens, from a coalition government, make an effort to restore order in Greek affairs and regain a part of Greece’s lost perstige. BEARING 0$ WRIT GOMES UP TO0IY Daugherty |(i Ask That Strike Injunc tion Be Made Permanent—Has Mass of Evidence. Chicago, Sept. 10.—With the arrival today of Harry M. Daugherty, attor ney general of the United States, the stage is set for the hearing in federal court tomorrow of the government's application for a permanent injun - tion against the striking railway shop crafts. James Beck, solicitor general, ac companied Mr. Daugherty. They were preceded yesterday by Blackburn Ester line, assistant to the solicitor general; Oliver E. Pagan, the gove-n tnent’s indictment expert, and two carloads of evidence, it was said, will be used in an effort to prove a wide spread conspiracy to cripple the na tion's transportation machine. The existence of such a plot was charged directly by the attorney gen eral when he obtained on September 1 what has been called the most sweeping temporary injunction ever issued in such a case. Union leaders have not only denied the existence of a conspiracy, but have demanded the vacation of the order against them on the ground that the government has failed to make out a case, that the injunction is in violation of the Clay ton act, and that it was obtained through misrepresentation for “ul terior and unlawful” motives. Are Many Exhibits. In preparation for the government's battle to make the injunction perma nent, federal agents are said to have collected evidence from all parts of the country, including thousands of telegrams, letters, photographs, blue prints and books, weapons, of violence and transcripts of statements of some 17,000 Individuals. All of this evi dence, it was said by federal agents will be used in an effort to show that since the strike began there have been 25 murders, and that 60,000 railroad cars have been tampered with and 14 railroad bridges burned in the last 70 days. An effort also will lie made to show how such violence was directed and to give details of plans to broad en the scope of a campaign of terror ism as the strike progressed. Tomorrow’s hearing will be before federal Judge James H. Wilkerson who granted the temporary injunc tion. Representaing the union lead ers and opposed to the brilliant array of government counsel will he Donald R. Richberg, a young Chicago attor ney and personal counsel of B. M. Jewell, head of the shop crafts. Mr. Jewell himself and John Scott, secre tary-treasurer of the organization, ac cording to early plans also will be in court. -o <2* THE COTTON MARKET ❖ •I* - + Short Cotton: 22.00 to 22.50 *5* •I* Cotton Seed: $25.00 per ton. ❖ *E + + 4* ❖ * * *5* •»* * 4 BOVS’ BALLY IS HLJ p Over 400 From Miller and Howie Loun iies Participate at Texarkana, Texarkana, Sept. ft.—A hdys’ rally day was celebrated at Spring Lake park today, when more than 4o0 iads from the agricultural clubs of Miller and Bowie counties, Boy Scouts and unorganized boys of Texarkana were the guests of the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. Miss Lena Owens, home demonstration agent tor the State National Bank, and W. K. Hol sey, Bowie county agent. At d o’clock the boys, wearing flaming red caps and carrying five-foot •onutalks, formed a parade at the Chamber of Commerce and, headed by the Texar kana band, marched through the busi ness section. They then attended a picture show, where they were enter tained for an hour, after which they were taken to Spring Lake park. There a stock judging demonstration was given by W. R. Morgan and Louis Ar nold of the A. & M. extension service of Texas. The noon hour was taken up with a cafeteria style dinner sup ervised hv Miss Lena Owens and Mrs. H. K. Porter. Tlie afternoon was giv en over to lield sports in which coun try and town hoys participated. Prizes valued at $100- were given to the win ners. The Chamber of Commerce members consider the boy ’ rally one of tlie most successful activ ties of the year. <;0Y. \ AMKS TAX COMMFSSJONKR Judge Friedell, Texarkana. Appointal Heeause of Disavreein*' f Little Rock, Sept. 9.—Judge E. B. Friedell of Texarkana yesterday was temporarily appointed a member of the Arkansas Tax Commission, suc ceeding Monroe Smith, whc resigned under charges several mcmliti ago Although Governor McRae * 'vors a bolition of the commission he aid yes terday that for the purposes of com pleting the 1922 tax assessments and equalization, a third man is nee.-usury. A. C. Martineau and Epps : own are said to have disagreed on the valua tions of property in some sections, and a third member of the commission is needed to cast deciding votes in the contested matters. Monroe Smith, appointed to his of fice by Governor Brough, resigned from the commission last spring when it was discovered that he was several thousand dollars short in accounts. Soon afterward he left the state and has not been heard of since. During j the time his office has been vacant, and j but for the emergency no appointment i would havei been made. Judge Friedell is a form-.:, county judge of Miller county, and later rep resented his district in the -into Sen ate. His appointment as tax commis sioner is indefinite as to time, but will not extend beyond the time • equired for completing this year’s fax busi ness. The appointment is effective at once, and it is expected th; he will take office today. KEEPING MONEY BUSY \ friend of ours sold some property. He had no immediate use for the money, but he wanted to Keep it all together until opportunity came to in vest it wisely. We advised him to take a Certificate of Deposit. This pays him a nice profit while he waits. His money is safe—it is busy—it is where he can put liis hands on it quickly when needed. 1 he “C. cl D." is an excellent method of keeping money together and busy when it is not otherwise - invested. And it is an excellent plant to have some money always handy in case of special need. We issue certificates at any time and for any 1 ; mount. Try the “C of D.” plan.