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VOL. XXIV. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVES COUNTT. ARKANSAS* SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2», 1922. NUMBER 98. life terms ire mm CRUSHERS Garland Comity Mountaineers Plead Guilty to l ust Degree Muuler— All in Penitent Mood. Hot Springs Nov. 21.—Travis Con. ros, A1 Baldwin and Tom Tally, the trio who last Wednesday night form ed themselves into an impromptu band in Marble township to “show the Ku Klux they were not wanted in that community,” this afternoon stood be fore the bar of justice a penitent set, and were glad to plead guilty and take life imprisonment under indictment for the killing of Jeff Howell, one of the Klansmen who died a half hour after the attack. “The sentiment and sympathy that goes out to erring ignorance, to peo ple of limited opportunities,” Circuit Judge Wood, eaid from the bench, "made it possible for him to accept the pleas of guilty and to impose the lighter punishment of life imprison ment under the murder indictments, when the dea'h penalty could be more properly imposed.” Prosecuting At torney John Hoskins called the mm into an anteroom of the courthouse a few minutes before they were arraign ed. They had no lawyer and said they did not want one. They were accompanied by four friends or rela tives of their own choosing. “I understand that you want to en ter pleas of guilty,” said thj prose cuting attorney. “Under a plea of guilty, if you make that, I will rec ommend to the court that you be given the lightest punishment possi ble under the indictment—life im prisonment. If you want a lawyer to represent you, you have the right, and to make a defense before a trial jury. Under such condition you could get, if convicted, either the life or death penalty. Be certain chat 'ou know what you want to do.” Baldwin was the first to speak up. “I want to enter a plea of guilty and submit to the court, to its mercy,” he said falteringly. Tally was soon to ac quiesce and Coni os added his assent. They had thought it all out, and they wanted life ipmrsioennm.?cshalm- ta wanted life imprisonment with the hope that lies ahead. _n—— HOPE WILL CELEBRATE To Hold Festival Upon Completion of Paving Project. Hope, Nov. 21.—Committees have been appointed to arrange for a cele bration to be held here December 30 upon tbe completion of the paving in District No. 1. Festivities will start at 1 o’clock p. m. and continue until midnight. Chairmen of the commit tees are as follows: Publicity, D. B. Thompson; Speakers, Matt Cornelius; Old Fiddlers’ Contest, George Hinton; Community Singing, Wash Hutson; Home Coming, R O. Bridewell; Street, Mayor John P. Vesey; Booth, Dudley Burford; Radio, Talbot Field; Finance Matt Cornelius; Reception, Mayor Ves ey, John P. Cox. W. Y. Foster, Sr., R. M. LaGrone and A. L. Betts. Final at rangements will be made Thursday when the committees meet. The cele bration v, ill be in the form of an old fashioned dance and contest. Road District No. 7 Decision Affirmed / __ In a decision of tile supreme court handed down ivlonday the case relative to the accounting or the commission ers of Road District No. 7 in this coun ty was affirmed. This is a legal vic tory tor the commissioners of the road district and cleark up the litiga tion that has been pending for so many months. The decision reads: “That part of the appeal of P. K. Davis and others, property owners ::i Road Improvement District No. 7 of Little River county, from a judgmenf in favor of D. A. Cook, and others, commissioners, etc., which involves the validity of the district and the legality of the assessments on proper ty, should be dismissed, because not filed within 30 days from the date of judgment, which is the time limit fixed by the special act creating the district. Another cause of action which relates to alleged waste and extravagant ex penditures by the commissioners, en gineers and contractors was also stat ed but the appeal as to this cause of action should not he dismissed, as It was not governed by the special sta tute, but should stand for trial in its regular order.” -yj FIRE AT RICHMOND Tenant House and Contents M ere De stroyed Wednesday Morning. Richmond, Nov. 22.—(Special.)—• Fire destroyed a tenant house on the Hemphill farm this forenoon about 9:30 o’clock. The house at the time was occupied by Mat Walker, a colored tenant farmer, who lost everything he had. Walker was not at home at the time of the fire. A big fire was left burning while the family went' to Richmond, about two miles away to do some trading, and it is supposed the building caught flre from the stove. This is the second fire to visit Mr. Hemphill in the last two months. The first being Mr. Hemphill’s own resi dence in Richmond. --—o DR. DOAK S. CAMPBELL President Central College Will l’reaeli at Baptist Next Sunday. Dr. Doak S. Campbell will preach at Baptist church next Sunday morn ing and evening and will continue ser vices until Wednesday night. The fol lowing subjects will be used by Dr. Campbell: Regeneration—The Universal Law. New Wine in Old Bottles. “The Book.” Christian Education. “What About Our Young Polks?" Dr. Campbell has been here before and we are always glad to have him. The public is invited to these services. -o CABOTT NURSERY—As Mr. Hudson who has been representing this nur sery, has resigned from this county, I am handling their trees, and will ap preciate his customers business as* well as new ones.—J. T. Rayburn, Ash down, Ark. 11 | - -—— OM ME R A N K ,.N O'* ‘GRATEFULNESS” | To the bountiful Providence which gives us fruitful fields to cultivate Which gives us the products of those fields to enhance our comfort and happi- j n ess— | Which gives us the strength to toil, j the will to serve, the ambition to achieve— I Let us give thanks! J May this Thanksgiving Day I bring to you the just rewards I of a year of faithful effort. j i __—-----m. i * I Apkavsas State Bank i Wb Tfad Tape -rWe do orjWo 'dorit A. E Waters. President J. L. Martin, Cashier CM. Sution. Assistant Cashier. [eftNrtt bqohJ SAFETY'! PRESIDENT URGES HIS SUBSIDY BILL ' f Devotes Address to Congress to Plea for Merchant Marine—No i ntcrests Favored. Washington, Nov. 21.—President Harding in an address today to a join, session of Congress, urged speedy en actment of the administration shipping m 1 as a means of cutting down pres ent los-es through operation of gov ernment ships, and putting America at the forefront “in the peace trilimps on the seas of the world.” At the very outset of the speech the president frankly declared that those standing with him might as well recog nize that there is “divided opinion and determined opposition.” It would he helpful in clearing the atmosphere ! o start with recognition of this fact, he said, adding that it was no new experience. With great emphasis the president challenged “every insinuation that the bill was framed for the benefit o, favored interests,” or for the enrich ment of .the special few at the expense of the public Treasury. He declared that he was appealing to save the Treasury. Calling attention to the “hostility in the popular mind,” to the word “subsidy.” stressed, he said, by the opposition, the president as erted that government aid would be a fairer term defining what he was szeeking to do for upbuilding the American mer chant marine. Prejudice Invoked. “But call it ‘subsidy,’ since there aro those who prefer to appeal to mis taken prejudice rather than make frank and logical arguments,” he said. “We might so call the annual loss of $50,000,000 which we are paying now without protest by those who most abhor it, we might as well call that a ‘subsidy.’ If so, I am propos ing to cut it in half, approximately.” -o OFFICERS 0. E. S. INSTALLED Meeting of State Grand Chapter Closes With Their Induction. Little Rock, Nov. 22.—At the meet ing of the Grand Chapter of the Ar kansas Order of the Eastern Star, at Albert Pike Consistory last night, offi cers for the ensuing year were install ed, as follows: Mrs. Elizabeth Burns of Stuttgart, grand matron; T. E. Mc Master of Berryville, grand patron; Mrs. Etta Lynn of Hazen, associate grand matron; Nick Kizer of Monti cello, associate grand patron; Miss Jimmie Oathout of Little Rock, grand secretary; Mrs. Julia M. Gill of Little Rock, grand treasurer; Mrs. Estella Jones of Piggott, grand conductoress and Mrs. Virginia Davidson of Rog ers, associate grand conductoress. Mrs. Pearl Bumgardncr of Harrison acted as installing officer, with Mrs. Lillian Lee of Little Rock as marshal. The new officers were elected ye-ter day afternoon. , In addition to the elected officers, the following appointive officers were chosen: Mrs. Litty Irwin of Pine Bluff, grand Ada; Mrs. Myrtle Cowan of Os ceola, grand Ruth; Mrs. Esther Sims, of Hazen, grand Esther; Miss Blanche Bailey of Hot Springs, grand Martha, Mrs. Oakley Morison grand Electa; Mrs. Amy Stuttler, grand chaplain; Miss Orlando Hayes, grand marshal, Miss Gillette Herscher, grand organ ist; Mr;. Jordan Wilson, warder; J. S. Parish, grand sentinel, and Mrs. Sar ah May Thompson of Pine Bluff, grand lecturer. Following the installation of offic ers the chapter adjourned. _~_ Frisco Will Operate Trains as Formerly • The Frisco officials have officially i. ited that they will replace the pas senger train service on their road as formerly operated, effective Sunday., The trains due here at 11:58 a. m. and ; at 4:15 p. m. were taken off during he strike and coal shortage, hut ] according to a letter from the offici al they announce that the trains will he replaced for the benefit of the pub lic. THE COTTON MARKET Short Cotton: 24 to 26. Compress Heceipts. Previously reported—railroads 8225, wagons 5876, Total 14,101 Since lest report—railroads 574, wagons 128. Total rail roads 8799, total wagons 6004. Grand total 14,803. A. L C. Delegate Re* ports Camden Convention The tenth annual convention of the Arkansas Federated Clubs for tiie Camden district convened at t.he First Presbyterian church of Camden, the 13th, 14th and 15th and was attended by a brilliant gathering of some of the most prominent women in Arkansas clubdom. The registration of dele gates was first on the program. Call to order by president, Mrs. Keneth Stewart. The out of town, delegates and visit ors who had registered up to Tues day noon included: Mrs. B. B. Norman, Ashdown; Mrs. E. B. Mobley, Ashdown; Mrs. John W. Rhea, Waldo; Mrs. Pratt Bacon, Tex arkana; Mrs. J. E. Hankins, Mrs. Wade Kitchens, Magnolia.; Mrs. Keneth Stewart, Mrs. H. V. Beasley, Texar kana; Mrs. J. W. Vilwin, Lewisville; Jean Laseta, Hope; Mrs. C. M. Rob ertson, Texarkana; Mrs. H. iC. Friz elle, Bearden; Mrs. G. S. Bell, Nash ville; Mrs. Neil Sloan, Mrs. Hardy L. Winburn, Arkadelphia; Mrs. W. L. Dawson, Gurdon; Mrs. P. H. Phillips, Ashdown; Miss Esther Black, Miss Tlielm.a Hartzell, Miss Lois McNabh, Miss Selvyn Seller, James Thomas, Arkadelphia; Mrs. R. M. Wilson, Bearden; Mrs. Lon T. Jones, Mrs. J. E. Locke, Mrs. T. B. Cook, Ashdown; Miss Miriam Carleton, Hope; John Sidney Waddell, Mrs. J. C. Carleton, Hope; Mrs. Helen S. Henry, ElDorado; Frances Sage Bradley, Little Rock, Mrs. J. M. Cannon, Wesson; Mrs. Wil liam Howard Beasley, Texarkana, Mrs. T. P. Parks, ElDorado; Mrs. Tul ley Henry, Mary Bell Marshall, Hope; Mrs. Day Mills, Texarkana. The convention opened Monday aft ernoon, with a hymn, followed by the invocation by Rev. G. W. Child, rec tor of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Dr. Charles Haddon Nabers extended greetings from the Camden churches, followed by a vocal solo by Mrs. C. M. Robertson of Texarkana. Mrs. John M. Stinson made the welcome address and in her usual gracious manner ex tended the keys of the city to the visit or-* during the days of the conven tion. Mrs. Pratt Bacon of Texarkana responded to Mrs. Stinson, which was followed by a talk on organization by Mrs. J. L. Lyon of this city. Following this afternoon’s meeting the ladies of the city were at home to the visitors at a. Get-Together Tea at the beautiful home of Dr. and Mrs. Rinehart. A most interesting Fine Arts Program was rendered Monday evening, with Mrs. Howard Beasley of Texarkana presiding. Report of officers—Vice president Mrs. Paul Hamilton Phillips; record ing secretary. Miss Jean Lassiter; cor responding secretary, Mrs. L. C. Acru man; treasurer, Mrs. H. C. Frizelle, president, Mrs. Keneth Stewart. Report of chairmen—Music, Mrs. Wm. Howard Beasley; publicity, Mrs. Neal Sloan; legislation, Miss Lois Dale; library extension and literary, Mrs. F. C. Bozeman; scholarship-loan fund, Mrs. L. C. Acruman; art, Mrs. R. L Blakely; civics, end Americaniza tion, Mrs. W. 1-'. McWilliams. , Education session—District elm, man, Mrs. R. L. Searcy; s.tate chair man, Miss Willie Lawson. Social and industrial session—Dis trict chairman, Mrs. Henry Numan; state chairman, Mrs. W. P. McDer mott, address, Lawson. The Crying Need—Mrs. C. W. Gar rison, Children’s Stale Hospital. Home Economics Session—District chairman, Mrs. Lon T. Jones; state chairman, Miss Posey. Health session—District chairman, Mrs. J. S. Butt; state chairman, Mrs. C. W. Garrison; vital statistics and child hygiene, Dr. Frances Sago Brad ley. Address, Mrs. Edwin Bevins, presi dent A. F. W. C. Mrs. John M. Stinson of Camden was elected president of the Camden district of the Arkansas Federation of Women’s Clubs. Mrs. Stinson has been active in Camden and state club work for several years. She was pres president of the City Federated Clubs of Camden the past year. Other offi cers elected were: Mrs. J. M. Velvin of Lewisville, first vice president; Mrs. Wade Kitchens of Magnolia, second vice president; Mrs. J. S. Butt of Nash ville, treasurer; Mrs. T. T. Marks, of ElEcrado, recording secretary; and Mrs. W. L. Dawson, auditor. Tuesday's morning and afternoon sessions were spent in receiving re ports from the various committees, officers and clubs, with an education al session featuring’ an address by Miss Willie Lawson, of the state de partment of education, and a social and industrial session. Elk’s, reception 4 P. M.—Reception given by Camden Lodge of Elks for Mrs. Thos. G. Winter, President Gener al Clubs, at Elk’s Club. Great Address. “The present (lay woman, since sin has this wonderful new fredom, with all gates- down, and the many age-; long barriers broken, should not boast of . power, but rather pray fo. > wisdom,” Mrs. Thomas G. Winter, ; President of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, told an audience! which crowded the auditorium and Sunday school room of the First Pres- j byterian (Church, Tuesday night, in . most wonderful address on the sub-; ject of “The Moving World.” Mrs. Winter began her address b> tracing the struggle for freedom wo man has had from the beginning up until her recent victories. Among the leaders of the various ages Mrs. Wint er mentioned Madame de Stael, as the first great modern woman, and the only woman of whom. Napoleon was afraid. She complimented the first woman medical students-, who mid jeers, went to and fro from their classes in that Indiana college town, and gave a very vivid description of woman's struggle for education in America. “Tlie victory was made possible be cause woman first learned the lesson of self-sacrifice back in the dim ages,” Mrs. Winter told her eager listeners. In speaking of the girl of today, Mrs. Winter said “The present day girl is the first beginning of a wonderful new creature, and we should not los© con tact with this new girl, but rather sympathize with and study her.” “There is one most important thing that must be accomplished for the woman of America, and that is we must lift that occupation which 23,000, 000 of us are engaged, out of the pres ent drudgery,” the able speaker said. “Although a good housekeeper is re quired to know 53 trades, women are not given credit by the census depart ment for their accomplishments in the home.” If the work of the housewives of this country were paid for at the rate of the lowest wages, it would amount to more than eleven million dollars in a year, according to Mrs. Winter. The General Federation is trying to organize women in every community to stand together and to “jell” as Mrs. Winter so aptly put it. She appealed to the women cf America to stand to gether and work fcr the common good and for the betterment of the home [and the nation. In concluding her address Mrs. Winter said, “The fundamental prob lems are not political, but sociological, social and industrial questions. We must fight the anarchy from Asia, and help to drive out the illiteracy which is the darkest blot on America’s his tory. We must keep the diseased and criminal element from other countries away from our shores, and work to gether, man and woman, for life is a joint job.” This convention held in Camden was declared1 by all to be the best ever held in this district. Our retiring pres ident, Mrs. Keneth Stewart deserves great credit for this accomplishment. The A. I. C. of Ashdown was present ed with a certificate of merit from the chairman ofi the scholarship loan fund of Arkansas Federated Clubs being cnp of three clubs in the district to make donation sufficient to win certificate. Big Divorce Suit Be= fore Chancery Court -Practically two clays of the chan cery court, which adjourned Wednes day afternoon, was taken up in the trial- of the divorce suit of Mrs. D. C. Hudson vs. D. C. Hudson, the latte’ being a large planter of near Fore man. A large number of witnesses appeared cn both sides from this and Bowie county, Texas. The court granted the decree of the plaintiff, al lowing her alimony as, follows: One third of all personal property, one third. of all real estate during her life, $250 attorney’s fee and $75 per month as support. The case attracted u gieat deal of attention. Court will convene again on December ISth. -o SMITHSON-CROW Popular Young Woman m‘ Ogden Weds Texarkana Business Man. Ogden, N'ov 22.—(Special.!—Satur day evening, November 18. 1922, at 9 p. m., Miss Minnie Smithson of this city and Mr. Eugene Crow of Texar kana were united in marriage at the home of the brides sister, Mr. and Mrs. .lames A. Goodman (Texarkana.) The Rev. J. W. Matthewson, pastor of tht H. M. Methodist church officiating. The wedding was very quiet and sim ple, yet beautiful. Only the family witnessed the ceremony. The groom is a young business man of Texarkana, is a Christian gentle man and a church worker, and during his coming to Ogden lias won a host of friends who wish for him greater happiness and extend to him congrat ulations upon winn ng such a splendid young bride. The bride is one of our best, most loveable, and most popular young women. She is one of the most active members of the Methodist church, being a leader in all cburca societies, a member of the Board of Stewarts, Secretary and Treasurer of the Sunday School, and an active mem i her of the Epworth League. She is a member of one of the most promi nent families in Little River county, being the younger daughter of the late Hon. and Mrs. J. G. Smithson. She ! is beautiful and attractive and her cheerful and lovable disposition will be lasting rememberance to her many friends. It is with deep regret to say that Mr. and Mrs. Crow will not re side in 6 town, but expect to make Texarkana their future home. Their many friends extend congratu lations. " • _n_ Local Man Lands Heating Contract J. T. Caples of this city has been awarded a contract to install two heating plants for the Krippendorf Tuttle White Cliffs Products Company at White Clift's. One of the plants will be for the company office and the other for a residence Steam heat ing plants will be installed. Mr. Caples states that building progress seems to still he going on at a large extent at that place. HE RECEIVED $10,000 John B. Received $10,000 in cash and the quei tion came to him: “What shall I do with it?" "I must not carry it with me or keep it at home. ’ he said, “for that would be very foolish.” He thought of investing R but he knew so little about investments and he knew that mistakes were very easily made. He decided to go am; talk with his hanker about his problems. This; man found ,hat his banker studies this prob lem all the time. The banker helped find an attractive investment and now this man enjoys his income paid every six months, and he is happy to know that his j money is safe, too. Your banker will be glad to help you solve problems like that.