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QUORUM court votes
for demonstration
Also Makes Appropriation for Comity
Anise, Bnt Trims Tick Eradicn.
tion Down Hard.
make the usual levees
The Little River County Quorum
Court, which was in session Wednes
day afternoon, made liberal appro
priations for county demonstration
position down and after they had
earlier in the session turned the pro
position down 'and: after they h&d
shown a disposition to refuse friends
of the work a hearing before the
body. Miss Posey, the state agent for
canning club work as well as others,
were present and desired to be heard.
When the question came up in the
usual order it was put to a vote by
Judge McCord without any discussion.
The appropriation was lost ou this
vote. Juistice Nathan Furlow then
rose and stated that Miss Posey was
present and for the purpose of being
heard. He moved that she be heard.
Six voted not to hear her while twelve
voted her the courtesy of the floor.
The court proceeded to other business
and. the matter seemed at an end. Be
for® aajournment uic qussuun was
raised again and again the body voted
that Miss Posey be heard. This time
she was granted the floor. Mrs. Lon
Jones and Jno. J. DuLaney were
also heard.. A reconsideration was
called for and this time the appropria
tion went through with flying colors.
Instead of voting the canning club
agent $1500 as proposed $2,000 was
voted. For county demonstration $1,
500 was voted and for the negro de
partment an appropriation of $1,200
was made.
For County Nurse.
After a discussion an appropriation
of $3,000 was made for a county nurse.
Something of the nature of this work
was explained by Dr. York and L. F.
Wheelis. The appropriation last year
was not sufficient to employ compe
tent nurse.
Tick Eradication Killed.
There seemed a sentiment in favor
of limited, or voluntary dipping among
members of the court. A discussion
brought out the information that this
would not be recognized by the gov
ernment nor in any way help to lift
the quarantine against this county.
Friends of Dipping were granted the
floor. It was said that large numbers
of cattle in this county could find no
market and that one man near Rich
mond with a herd of 200 had found
it impossible to ship them outside our
borders, milk cattle were bringing
rediculously low prices and the cattle
business in this county was at an end
until dipping was resumed. The ap
propriation failed with only four vot
ing for it.
Other Appropriations.
The other appropriations for rou
tine expenses were made as follows:
Circuit Court expense $8,000.
Chancery court expense $100.
Magistrates’ court expense $500.
County Court .expense $2,000.
Much Work Done on
Mills Ferry Highway
Much work has been done on the
Ashdown to Mills Ferry highway. The
principal part of the work done is in
the section of the road front Wilton
to the river, this piece being rushed
on account of the high water during
the winter months. The first grad
ing done is about a mile north of Wii
j ton. The grade here is practically
| completed to the bottoms. In the bot
' toms perhaps half of the grading has
been completed. In most instances
the bridges and culverts along this
section have been completed. There
will be several long steel bridges in
the bottom section, these however,
have not been put in.
The Sevier-Howard highway has
been completed with the exception of
the steel bridges between the river
and Ben Lomond, however, large
crews of men are now at work put
ting these bridges up. It will be only
about thirty or sixty days until this
■road will be completed. When this
road is completed and the Ashdown
to the river road is completed it will
connect, giving a good highway to
the people through a country that in
winter time was impassable even to
Several Cars of Klansmen Passed
Through Foreman Friday Night.
Foreman, Oct. 27.—About fifty or
sixty cars of members of the Ku Klux
Klan passed through Foreman about
8 o'clock last Friday night. It is said
they stopped near Flat creek, a short
distance north of town, where it is
reported a large class was initiated
into the order.
It is also said that after the initia
tion the members enjoyed a barbecue
feast, after which talks were made by
a number of prominent visiting
Death at Foreman.
Robert Harris was called to Foreman
Thursday on account of the death of
his sister. Mrs. Joe Harris of that
place. Mrs. Harris hatl been ill only
a short time. She wtfs the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. U. C. Hogrefe of the
Jones Community.
Tax Records expense $2,000.
Public Records expense $500.
Paupers’ expense $800.
County General expense $10,000.
Orphans’ Home, $250.
County Levees.
The tax levees for the following
purposes were'made:
County General 4 1-2 mills.
County Briges 1-2 mill.
County Roads 3 mills.
District Schools, the same as voted
by the separate districts.
I City Taxes, the same as made by
the town councils.
The following members of the quo
rum court were preseni : A. N. Nixou,
jW. C. Mowery, F. B. Arnett, J. M.
1 Young, Jno. Guest. Henry Clay, H.
A. Hale, S. A. Maddox, S. D. Phillips,
J. C. Ward, J. W. Edwards, E. H.
Hollowell, Nathan Furlow, Jno. Smith
son, D. W. Wheeler, W. M. Shaffer, D.
H. Wood, J. W. Strawn.
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There is no reason in. the world why ;
the fanner as well as the merchant can
not conduct his business sensibly. The I
merchant invests in many kinds oi j
chandise and when one faite him he has j
others on which to depend for profits. |
Judging from the bank deposits of j
our farmer customers, we know that the j
man who diversifies, who adds dairy, j
poultry, swine and sheep profits to his I
income from soil crops, is making far .
more money than his one-crop neighbor.
| Arkansas Static IUnh i
I tto 7frd Jape -'MZ do arvto don't j
i A. E. Waters. President J. L. Martin. Cashier *
\ i c. H Saltan, Assistant Cashier. *
Humber of Commerce Makes Tour
Through Country to Cement
Plant.—.">0 Persons (Jo.
Some fifty members of the Chamber
of Commerce went to White Cliffs
Thursday to see the large plant there
and to get acquainted with the people
of that place and all along the route.
The start was made at Ashdown at
8:30, ten or twelve Ford cars being
loaded with people. The Ford car
was the only “brand” of a car that
was to be used on the trip, on ac
count of the rough road through the
bottoms, however, H. L. Tolard came
slipping along in his Dodge about
dinner time.
The first stop on the tour was made
at Wilton, when all unloaded and
stopped to shake hands with the Wil
ton folks. The first place visited was
the handsome brick store of S. S. P.
Mills & Son, and Mr. Mills and Miss
Mills gave the visitors a welcome;
then the other stores were visited and
all welcomed the "tourists.”
At Ben Lomond a short stop was
made, giving time to shake bands with
the citizens of that place. Ben Lom
ond is a beautiful little town, and one
of the oldest in this section of the
country. As soon as the Ashdown to
the river road is completed it will be
only a thirty minute ride for us to
drop over and call on our neighbors
in that village. And while we are on
that subject^ we will say that the con
tractors are rushing the grading work
on the road from Wilton to the river,
the section in the bottom is nearing
completion with the exception of grav
eling. This road when completed will
connect up with the Mineral Springs
highway, giving the southern section
of Sevier county an outlet to market
their crops. This road crossesi some of
the most: beautiful and fertile country
in Southwest Arkansas, a country
thickly populated with the very best
of people.
After leaving Ben Lomond we trav
eled over the Mineral Springs high
way for several miles, then leaving
this traveling south when we were
forced to stop and do some repair
work on the leading “high powered”
Ford, being driven by W. L, Phillips.
After using a little bailing wire on
the machine, the job was called coin
complete, and we traveled on to
Brownstown where only a short stop
was made.
We reached White Cliffs at 11
o’clock, and then tile inspection of the
large plant wUs made. We found
perhaps 150 men at work in the plant
and on the cliff mining the lime rock.
The plant was not running which was
a great disappointment. The Krip
pendorf-Tuttle Company have quite a
hit of machinery ready for operation.
The power plant is composed of three
large boilers, and three engines, each
engine being 250 horse power, all of
the Corliss type. They have a large
crusher that will crush many tons
of the rock a day, and three mills that
pulverized the rock, making it ready
for shipment. They have some stock on
hands but the mill has not yet been
operated at it’s full capacity. The
product that they are now making is
called whiting, used in the manufac
ture of automobile casings and many
other similar products. After the
inspection all lined tip and a group
picture was made by the local pho
tographer, C. C. Thompson.
Dinner was served the crowd by
Mrs. J. F. Schirmer, and it was a
bounteous dinner too. Mrs. Schirmer
is noted for her good meals and she
lid extra well on this occasion con
sidering the fact that she was expect
ing twenty people instead of fifty.
( number <n ( ummere<> Lost.
The trip home was made through
the bottomls, crossing the rtvler at
Brown's Wash Place. This was where
:he ball -up started. The leaders of
he c:towel had decided to go squirrel
muting and left, forgetting to give
lirections. The News man was lead
ing the way, and traveled perhaps
ibcut a mile when \ve came to the
slid of our road. We then took the
sack track and found another road
vhich soon ended the sama way. Aftei
rying out every road in that part of
he bottoms we found the old road and
iept straight ahead regardless of tree
ops, sloughs and all other small ob
ects like that, until we came into the
A’hite Cliffs and Wilton road, then 1
ve hit the trail for home, reaching 1
Ashdown at three o’clock.
The trip was very pleasant and all
seemed to enjoy it very much. We 1
iope to be able to announce at an ear
y date another excursion when we
an visit other sections of the county
ind get acquainted with more of omr
leighbors and friends.
Associational Rally
Was Big Success
The Baptist Associational Rally
held atVhe Baptist church in this citv
ThurscHy was largely attended and
interesting throughout. A large num
ber from out of town were in attend
ance. Dr. J. S. Rodgers, state secre
tary, spoke at the morning hour. In
the afternoon a most interesting talk
was made by Mrs. J. G, Jackson, who
has charge of the woman’s work. At
night Dr. Bryan, who for 37 years
was a missionary to China, spoke to
a large audience.

Hay rie Established Out of Foreman
! —Inspector Here.
Foreman, Oct. 27.—J. F. Myers, of
Hpoe, a postoffice inspector, was here
last Thursday; and in company with
Postmaster J. F. Reid inspected a
route for the establishment, of another
rural free delivery out of Foreman.
The route inspected is 26 1-2 miles in
length and will serve approximately
300 families.
The route will traverse the Arkinda
road west to the residence of Jack
Buchanan, thence south to W. T.
Reid’s, thence east to S. M. Wolf’s,
thence south by Pleasant Hill school
house and out to the Union Gin,
thence to Laynesport. Leaving Laynes
port the route will retrace one mile,
thence east to the Hawkins road,
thence south one mile, and another re
trace and into town.
The inspection of the route was
mad in one hour and thirty-five min
utes, apd Mr. Reid'informs us that the
inspector stated that he wrould recom
mend its establishment to the depart
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Phillips Bros. Have Purchased and
AVill Soon Install Radio.
Phillips Bros., druggists, have pur
chased and will soon install a radio
machine in their store here. It will
lie equipped for receiving wireless
messages. It will lie equipped with an
lamplifier, which will make it possible
Uo hear messages, concerts or speeches
I from distant places.
; —°—
'ginning show large increase
Total to October is Is Reported as
0,002,031 Running Bales.
Washington, Oct. 25.—Cotton ginned
prior to October 18 amounted to 6,
962,034 running bales, counting 128,
147 round bales as half bales and in
cluding 8,394 bales of American- Egyp
tian and 2.153 bales oij Sea Island, the
census bureau announced today in
its third ginning report of the season.
Ginnings prior to October 18 last
year amounted to 5,497,364 running
bales of American-Egyptian and 1,
339 bales of Sea Island. To that date
in 1920 ginnings were 5,754,582 run
ning bales, counting 140,099 round
hales as half bales and including 14,
312 bales of American-Egyptian and
334 bales of Sea Island.
Polk County Quorum Court Apparent
ly in Economical Hood.
Merta, Oct. 25.—The Polk county
Quorum Court today voted down ap
propriations for farm and home dem
onstrators. probation officer and tick
eradication work.
Presbyterian Field Day.
The Presbyterian Field Day, a pro
gram in the interest of better plans for
the local church, better results in
woman’s work, better gains in the
pause in Arkansas, the nation and
abroad, will be given at the Ashdown
Presbyterian church on Wednesde-y,
November 1st. There will be after
noon and night sessions with illustrat
3d lectures. A team of four prominent
leaders and speakers will be present,
among whom will be Rev. Clias. L.
Overstreet, D. D., of St. Louis, Rev.
3eo. H. .Mock. D. D., of St. Louis, and
Kev. Clias. E. Hayes of Little Rock.
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► Short Cotton: 24 to 26. 4»
Cotton Seed: $28 per ton. 4*
Compress Receipts. +
b Previously reported—railroads 4>
► 5041, wagons 5006. Toltal 10,047 4“
I* Since lest report—railroads 4*
b 383, wagons 249. Total rail- 4*
► roas 5424. Total wagons 4» |
|. 5255. Grand total 10,679. +
M., D. & G. AFFAIRS j
One Section Is (Iran ted Charter
While .hulking of \ mil her
Is Forbidden.
Little, Rock, Oct. 25.—Another tan
gle was woven into the web of Mem
phis, Dallas <fc Gulf Railroad affairs
yesterday when one section of the de
funct line was granted a charter to
operate by the State Board of Rail
road Incorporation, and an order was
decided upon bv the Arkansas Rail
road Commission denying the petition
of purchasers to abandon and junk
another section.
The charter was granted to the
Graysonia, Nashville and Ashdown
Railroad Company which is a newly
formed company for the operation of
62 miles of the M., D. & G. between
Shawmut and Ashdown.
Although no order was made by
the railroad commission, the commis
sioners in consultation decided to de-,
ny the petitioner of Louis Heilbroif
of Texarkana, purchaser, for permis
sion to abandon the of Springs-Glen
wood branch. Mr. Heilbron is a mem
ber of the board of directors of the
newly chartered line.
Members of the railroad commission
said that it had developed in the heai ■
ings two weeks ago that the Hot
Springs-Glenwood line had been pur
chased not with a view to operation,
hut to junking, although, in their opin
ion the branch could be operated and
is needed by the section it traverses.
Would Junk Line.
The lines of the M, D. & G. were
sold in sections at a receiver’s sale in
St. Louis several months ago, and :t
was said yesterday by railroad com
missioners that, the Graysonia, Nash
ville and Ashdown branch and the
purchasers of tile Hot Springs-Glen
wood branch are very closely related,
if not identical. The entire line was
purchased for $115,000. Members of
the Railroad Commission said that the
Glenwood branch was sold for $105,
000, practically enough to buy the en
tire line. The Glenwood branch was
bought for $30,000.
Attorneys for the Graysonia, Nash
ville and Ashdown, line said that there
is no direct connection between the.
two branches, and that if operation
of the Glenwood branch was made
compulsory it would be impossible to
operate the newly chartered line. The
Glenwood branch, they said would be
too heavy a handicap to carry.
The charter granted yesterday was
under consideration several weeks
ago by the State Board of Railroad
Incorporation when a strong protest
was made by delegations from Hot
Springs and other towns. Opponents
to the charter said that the authoriz
ing the new line would mean the
abandonment of other branches, leav
ing a considerable ,section without
railroad facilities. The fact that the
old line owed about $30,000 back taxes
for which no provision apparently had
been made also militated against
granting the charter.
Will Settle Taxes.
The tax matter however, was set
tled Monday in tlie United States Dis
trict Court of Fort Smith. The
purchaser money for the old line had
Hope Has Oil Mill
Fire Thursday Night
The seed house and seed distribut
ing machinery of the Temple Cotton
Oil Company at. Hope were destroyed
by fire Thursday night. The amount
of the damages were not stated. Offi
cials of the Ashdown mill state that it
will likely necessitate the mill at that
place closing tor tlie remainder of the
season, and that all seed' in transit for
Hope would likely he diverted here or
Artax Youth Allowed Bail on
Habeas tor pus Pro*" dine*.
Texarkana. Ttxas. Oct. 25.—Walter
Huff charged with shooting and killing
his father, YY. W. Huff, at Artax, 15
^iles east of here October 15, and who
pvas later held to the Grand Jury with
out bail by the examining magistrate,
on habeas corpus proceedings, before
County Judge Nolan today was granted
j bond of $2,500 which hv immediately
furnished and was released.
It was testified that the elder Huff
was in a drunken condition and was
about to strike Walter's younger
brother with chair, when the fatal
shot was fired.
Revival Cralinues 3t
Methodist Church
The revival at the Methodist church
is meeting with good interts this week.
Mr. Forbess, the singer, arrived Tues
day and since that time the song ser
vice has become one of the good fea
tures of the services. Rev. Hilliard
is preaching strong gospel sermons and
good crowds are in attendance. It is
planned to have great services Sun
been paid .mo the registry of the
i court, and Judge Yoilmans Monday
| instructed the clerk to pay the state
! $4,000 for is franchise taxes. The
| clerk also instructed to ascertain
| from each county in which the line
i operates the amount of co.U-ty tax due,
land to make settlement. Tha total
county tax amounts to about $30,000.
Attorneys lor the newly chartered
I line yesterday said that the affairs of
I the old M„ D. & G. still are within the
jurisdiction cf tht Fort Smith Federal
!Court since the terms of *bc receivers
|-sale did not release the ’me from fed
eral jurisdiction until December 24.
The decision . i the Railroad Commis
sion will be handed down within the
next few day- and it is likely that the
newly chartered road will appeal.
The hoard cf the new rood is com
posed of C M. Conway cf Texarkana;
president: J. K. Riffle ard \V. G. Hut
'ton of Lit r Rock, vice presidents;
j George H. Bell of NashviR0, 'veasurer
land Louis Heilhron of Texarkana, J.
: S. McConnell, L. C. Brov n and J. H.
! Jones of Mineral Springs, H. L. To
[ land of Ashdown and J. M. Hill of
■ Nashville.
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A Successful Man
I don’t tike to see so much said about saving
money,” said a successful man recently.
“That is not the real secret of success. If you
want to know how tq win success I will tel! you:
"Earn more than you spend.”
It is said that the average man earns a bom
for each dollar lie saves. In the business of liv
ing wt> have $4 expense to each dollai oi “profit.”
Saving will be a simple matter for the man who
earns all t>e can and spends with good judgment.
Thrift is not stinginess—it is: good management.
i Think it over.

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