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GRAVES & GRAVES.
Entered the postoffice at Ashdown
Arkansas, as second class mail matter
The biggest thing that the cotton
tanners have ever done for themselves
or for the South is to this year mar
ket through their own co-operative
associations about three million bales
of cotton. It is tiie first time in the
history of organized efforts that it
seems a real marketing solution has
been found'. The amount marketed
this year totals almost one-third the
CiOp. -No doubt this alone has been a
big factor in holding the price on the
level that it has, acting as a balance
wheel between the cotton that was
dumped on the market as gathered
and that which was sold consistently
and iu a systematic way. Just now a
campaign is under way to add new
members to the association. The suc
cess that has been made this year
will be the most powerful argument
in enlisting new members. Had the
association gone in for speculation
and field all its cotton off the market
the indicated continued upward move
ment in prices would no doubt have
netted a huge sum over the average
prices, but they have taken the stand
that a holding movement would be
nothing more nor less than sp icula
titm, and speculation is a rock which
they will stear clear of.
V.'e have heretofore spoken of the
danger that lurks in wait for Ameri
can organizations and institutions
'known as the boring-in process. Es
pecially 'does it threaten organized
political parties, and most of all does
it threaten the dominant political
party in any particular section. Ele
ments not in any ways related to the
party principle slip into that party
and in a close three eornored race
will sometimes slip in it candidate,
forcing the rest of the party into an
attitude of supporting him in its gen
era! election. It is a delicate situa
tion atuy an embarassing one. We
are watching a situation in another
state just like that today. We will
watch the result with interest and
with fear and trembling, at the same
time thanking our good fortune that
We are not called upon to face that
kind of music in our own state. Real
ly it would be more consistent if ele
ments with radically different aims
and principles would form a party of
their own, but they are not doing pol
itics that way since the missionaries
from Russia have taught them a more
effective way. We should watch our
primaries closer in the future, for
who knows when we might have to
combat the same thing within our own
ranks? We want to he sure that we
stick closely to the old and imperish
able principles that have served our
country so well in all periods of its
We hear a' great deal about anti
tliis and auti-the other thing, but as a
general rule we all admire the man
most who is pro-something. The antis
may have their place, but right or
wrong, the pro-boys are the fellows
who are doing things.
Predictions as to whether it will be
a mild or a hard winter are now in
order. Anyhow it’s a fine fall for get.
ting in the winter's wood.
The Arkansas legislature probably
had reasons for separating our state
and congressional elections, but there
should be a aood reason for holding
two elections when one would do,
especially when two costs twice as
much as one. The next legislature
would do a service to the people by
changing them back.
If the editor couldn’t brag about
•growing the first watermelon of the
season, he can at least claim the honor
of growing the last or.e, which we
The thing to do on November 7th
is for ail Democrats to turn out and
vote and teach Mr. Geo. Tilies a les
A writer says that Europe is slid
ing morally, which, if true, is proof
positive that she is sliding in every
Tile Republicans are rushing all
their big guns to Ohio, where it is
said there is danger of losing the
president’s own state in the congres
sional elections. If the grand old
party can survive the present tariff
bill, it should lie aide to survive any
Ladies Stitched, Felt Hats in high
colors. Reds, Blues, Tans, etc., a big
value for $1.50 at Lindsay’s.
! Native Seed Corn Plant*
ed Seventy=Four Years
i Malvern, Oct. 17.—A native seed corn
! which has been grown on one farm by
j three generations of one family and
[kept, pure for 74 years has been found
i in Hot Springs county by County Agent
j Byron W. Butler. Mr. Butler wrote
| Prof. L. \V. Osborn, assistant agrono
! mist of the University of Arkansas and
■secretary of the Arkansas Seed Grow
ers' Association, of his discovery, and
j Prof. Osborn made a trip to Malvern
I to see the corn. He pronounced it to
ibe as pure seed corn as can be found
in the state, and he will return to Mal
vern in January to select 100 ears of
the corn to lie planted at the state ex
periment farm at Fayetteville next
The seed corn, which is of he white
! variety, was brought from southwest
i Missouri in 1S48 by Milton Davis, who
I bought a farm a few miles south of
Malvern. During his lifetime he kept
the seed pure. His son, J. W. Davis,
followed his father’s example through
.30 years of farming, and now, 74 years
after the seed was brought to Arkansas
Jim Davis is planting the same pure
| seed corn his grandfather planted, and
i on tile same fram. Each generation
of the Davis family has held selected
' the seed, and they have found the corn
remarkably free from rot. It is said
| the variety will become popular be
i cause of its resistance to drouth and
infestation of insects.
i >11 ST SITII THINGS ALWAYS BV.'
I Adriauople dispatches say 30,000
; Greeks and Armenians have passed
i through that city to the West since
I Saturday and that on the road to the
I Maritza river there is an unbroken
I line of men, women and children with
ox-carts, cattle and camels. We are
I told that through a steady downpour
of rain these exiles were “'plodding
“’doggedly toward their jbnknown
“destinations," driven forward by
'the fear which has gripped the entire
j populace of eastern Thrace since the
! Efovernment’s bulletins were posted
| announcing that the province would
[be occupied by the Turks within 45
days. ' r‘W
Sshoulri there not be some power in
the world to save humanity from
such sufferings, some power to stand
for peace and order and justice?
Mr. Harding “turned his back
upon” the League of Nations. What
has become of his proposed world as
sociation of nations?—Arkansas Ga
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! OPPOSE ABOLITION OF SCHOOL
Russellville Kotarlans Will Fght Com.
Russellville, Ocl 21.—The report of
the United States Bureau of Eduea
1 tion presented recently to the Hon
I orary Education Commission, appoint
ed by Governor McRae, in which the
conversion of the agricultural schools
at Jonesboro, Magnolia and Monticel
jlo into normal training schools, and
the abandonment or abolition of the
Second District school at Russellville
are recommended, has caused the resi
dents of pope county to make a unani
Local residents not only ask that
the agricultural schools be maintained
but that the College of Agriculture
and the experiment station be moved
from Fayetteville to Russellville,
where the agricultural and mechanic
al work may be centralized and car
ried out to the best interests of the
boys and girls of the state.
Through the Russellville Rotary
Club tile fight will be carried to the
next session of the legislature, it was
said today. The Rotary Club has
I adopted resolutions urging the Board
| of Trustees of the Russellville Agri
1 cultural School to adop. the club’s
Mrs. S. J. Meyer and the Missionary
Girls Circle were hostesses Friday
night at a surprise shower tor Mrs. J.
R. Boyer at idle former's beautiful
home on the west side. The house
was prettily decorated with festons
in Halloween colors. The guests were
present when Mrs. Boyer arrived for
what she thought was a rook party.
Site was met at the door by Mrs. Meyer
and asked to follow little Miss Alber
ta and Charline Meyer into the dining
room, where a decorated-chair had
been placed before the table. In the
center of thp table was a large pump
kin filled with many pertt.y and use
ful gifts. After the gifts had been
opened, telegraph blanks were passed
and each guest was requested to send
the bride a telegram. The telegrams
were read by Mrs. Boyer, after which
Miss Alberta Meyer gave a reading
followed by a reading by Mrs. Ben
Shaver. Hot chocolate with whipped
cream and cake was served with
pretty little Halloween boxes filled
with candy for favors.
Being Installed by K. IV. Berry, oi
Foreman, Oct. 19.—R. \Y. Berry, one
of our progressive and enterprising
business men, is having a Radio
Phone installed in his place of busi
ness- this week, and will soon be re
ceiving daily bulletins for his custom
ers. Tlie machine is a two stage am
plifying outfit, and when properly in
stalled and! when Mr- Berry gets on to
manipulating^, he will receive daily
bulletins of crop reports, news, mar
kets, musical programs, in fact any
thing that is sent over the wireless
machines at other stations.
Boom in Leeches.
After many years of comparative
neglect, the humble leech is again
coming into its old popularity. But
the old leech farms have long disap
peared. and modern physicians who
claim there are few better methods
of relieving inflammatory areas than
by the application of these blood
sucking creatures find difficulty in the
supply. The "animated mustard plas
ters’’ are exported in baskets from
Turkey, and Paris has one leech farm
selling 130,000 a month, but it is’said
that chemists in England could easily
dispose of double the number they are
able to buy.—Scientific American.
A Glimpse of Mars.
Tlie planet Mara, which drew a lit
tle nearer to the earth on June 18, seen
through the telescope is to the novice
a somewhat disappointing object. A'
wise astronomer never allows a visitor
to look at Mars at all, if he can help
it. For the casual visitor never realizes
that the published drawings of the
planet represent the very most that
can be seen at the most exceptional
moment. In fact, the trained observer
cannot see 5 per cent of the whole for
OS) per cent of the time. Iiut the novice
invariably expects to see the spider
webs of canals and lie is—invariably—
German Fish for French Waters.
Two hundred thousand small fresh
water fish, from (lerman lakes, have
been transported to France and safe
ly consigned—without one casualty—
in their new homes in the lakes of
Picardy, famous for their fine fish.
The transaction is a reparations item.
The fish were transported in a spe
cial train consisting of wagons con
taining cisterns of water. The purity
of the water was renewed every four
hours with oxygen.
“I suppose these boarders of yours
are here for a rest,” remarked Si
"No,” said Farmer Corntossel.
“They keep playin’ games al! day an’
playin’ the phonograph all night.
Then when they get good and tired
they go back an’ appreciate their
quiet city homes.”
Cy Adams says: Our tin Lizzie is
just like folks. She rattles and
knocks and puffs While pulling the
grade but you ought to hear her purr
when she strikes'the level road1.
From the exhibit at the State fair
made by Arkansas corn club boys, it
might be inferred that they can show
their daddies something when it comes
to raising corn.
The poultry raiser who wishes to
keep up the- egg production of his
flock will watch his chickens for signs
of lice, especially in the fall and wint
er months when he wants his layers at
Don’t blame the cow when she pro
duces a scrubby calf if she has been
bred to a scrubby bull. She did the
best she could. Give the baby farm
animals the benefit of a registered
Tenants are going to be drifters
when they are forced tc/ live in houses
that look as though they were made of
The most economical feeding a
farmer can do is to feed wfell the
mothers of his future herds.
Until we learn the lesson of grow
ing everything we can at home, Ar
kansas is not going to prosper.—Gov.
T. C. McRae.
Girls ribbed union suits, tapes, but
tons, and supporter tabs, only 65 cents
TWO KILLED BY TEXN. MOB
Father and Son Are Taken From Jai!
and Shot to Death.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 20.—Ed Hart
ley and his son, George Hartley, re
cently convicted of manslaughter in
connection with the killing of Connie
Hartley, Ed Hartley’s nephew, in Ben
ton county last February, were taken
from the jail at Camden at midnight
and shot to death in a vacant lot 200
yards from the jail.
News from Camden is that the mob
numbering between 25 and 50 men,
with faces blacked, appeared at the
jail and, overpowering Sheriff E. G.
Flowers, took the Hartleys and,
marching them to the vacant lot. rid
dled them with bullets. The mob is
said to have proceeded in an orderly
manner. At the time of the killing of
Connie Hartley last February, his
father, John Hartley, was seriously
wounded, being at death’s door for
Ld and George Hartley were con
victed of voluntary manslaughter in
the Benton county circuit court Sep
tember 22, and made a motion for a
new trial. At the time of the trial Gid
Hartley, son of Ed Hartley, and Bill
Conley, a boy, were acquitted. This
was the first case of mob violence
was the tirst case of mob law in Ben
ton county's history.
A coroner's jury which investigated
the work of the mob this morning re
turned a verdict that the Hartley’s
came to their death at the hands of
unknown persons. There is nothing
to indicate that the participants were
other than sympathizers of Jnhn Hart
ley and his dead son, Connie.
HELD TO FEDERAL JURY
Seven Men Arrested in Hempstead
County on Liquor Charges.
T^xhrkana, \Odt. 20.—Seven men
charged with violating the prohibition
laws in Hempstead county were
brought here today by Federal En
forcement Officers Sam M. Gurley and
John J. Haley of Little Rock, and all
were held for the Federal Grand Jury
on bonds of $r>00 each following a
hearing before United States Commis
sioner J. W. Stevens. The defendants
are: Tom Collins, G. A. Hollis and
Vernon Cato, living south of Hope,
charged with having stills in their
possession: H. T. Burns, J. D. Huck
abee and Badger Moore (negro), liv
ing eight miles south of Hope, charged
with having two stills and a quantity
of moonshine whiskey, and Alfred
Wallace, or Patmos, charged with
having 33 gallons of moonshine in his
PRESCOTT WINS AGAIN
Ocfeals Nashville High, 28 to 13, in
Close Contest at Nashville.
Nashville, Oct. 20.—Prescott High
School defeated the Nashville High
School team on the local field this
afternoon by a score of 28 to 13. There
were few fumbles or penalties. The
Nashville hoys had a decided advant
age in the first half, battering the
Prescott line almost at will, but the
advantage in weight of the visitors
was too much for the locals, who be
gan to weaken when the second half
With the ball almost on the Prescott
line, Nashville attempted a forward
Pass, which was intercepted by Sage
of Prescott, who got away and raced
the entire length of the held for Pres
jCOtt’s last touchdown. The game was
I fairly clean and there were few squab
bles. No substitutes were used by
[Nashville, and Prescott used only one.
[This is the first time the local team
has been scored against this season.
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