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14 KILLED IN STORM AT PINEVILLE, LA. 50 or More Injured in Town Across Elver From Alexandria; Many Homes ltuined. Alexandria, La., April 4.—The known dead in the tornado which early to night struck Pineville and vicinity, a cross the Red river from Alexandria, reached 14 with the arrival here at 10 o’clock tonight of a train bringing bod ies of eight persons killed at Pineville and a sawmill settlement one mile east of that town. Among the dead are: Harry Mar rus, merchant; Enoch Williamson and his 15-month-old infant; Mr. and Mrs Ed Gates; J. M. Morace and Mrs. Alvin McCann, Miss Belle Jenkins, Mrs. Ed Smith, Mrs. Burnett and four negroes. Pineville bore the brunt of the blow and suffered heavy property lamage. Several persons were injured here. Fifty or More Injured. Fifty or more persons were reported injured. Search was being made to night «f the wrecked homes in an area of approximately a mile square in the eastern section of Pineville for dead, injured and missing. The lighting system in Pineville was pul out of commission by the storm and it was impossible tonight to learu the extent of the damage on account of darkness ami the prohibiting of all vehicular traffic on the town’s streets. It was estimated that 50 or 60 houses were either demolished or badly dam aged. Several merchantile buildings were also destroyed. Some of the injured were reported to be in a serious condition, among them being Homer Boren, whose arm was torn off by flying debris. The most seriously hurt were taken to the United States Veterans’ hospital at Camp Stafford, or brought to local in stitutions. The main street in Pineville is strewn with wreckage from destroyed houses and telephone and telegraph wires. Citizens of Alexandria and Pineville are assisting in clearing the ' streets tonight. Report reached here late tonight that the towns of Boyce and Goodpine, near Alexandria, were damaged by the tornado, but details could not be obtained as wire communication was cut off. -o 21.46 Inches of Rain Since First of Year Texarkana, April 5.—The inch and a half of rain that fell during the 24 hour period ending at 6 p. m., yester day brought the total rainfall for the first four days of April, of which two were wet and two dry, to 2.61 inches, and brings the total since the first of the year to 21.46 inches, of which 9.53 fell in January, 5.08 in February and 4.24 in March. The heaviest fall in January was 3.06 inches on the 21st, in February 1.92 inches on the 26th and in March 0.82 on ,the 15th. The 1.50 inches fall of yesterday’s •M-dlCur period practically all came during the early hours of Tuesday night. ' Kansas City Southern Enjoins District No. 1 The Kansas City Southern Railway Company through its attorney, J. B. McDonough, has entered/ injunction proceedings against the commissioners of Road Improvement District No. 1 in Little River county to restrain them from collecting the taxes of said dis trict. The injunction hearing will be before Judge Youmans of the federal court. A. P. Steel of the firm of Du Laney & Steel of this city, represent ing the district, left Thursday noon for Ft. Smith, where the hearing will be held. Just upon what grounds the railroad hopes to prevent the collec tion of the tax is not revealed. Special District No. 1 was construct ed seven or eight years ago under the Alexander law and was the first dis trict In the state formed under that law. It is stated that this year is the first year when principal as well as interest has to be met on the bonds. Heretofore only interest had to be met. Consequently the taxes this year on property in this district doubles as to road tax. The recent legislature passed a special act which was for the purpose of enabling this district to issue new bends and rebuild the road, which has about worn out. It was from the beginning a light traffic road and was built at a low cost. The roads in this district are better known as the Ogden, the Pine Prairie and the Rich mond spur. -u EASTER PARTY Wilton, April 5.—(Special.)—The Methodist Sunday School gave a short init very appropriate Easter program Sunday, consisting of appropriate bi ble readings, a beautiful Easter story, Easter song and readings. In the aft ernoon Miss Grace Wheeler and her Sunday School class were entertained with an Easter egg hunt at the beau tiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Slusser. The children met at Miss Annie McCray’s home, where Mr. Slus ser drove in after them.. After' a jolly ride the children all climbed out and were led in a lively egg hunt by little hostesses, Misses Doris and Audrey Slusser, after which the bright color- i ed eggs were divided among the child ren. Delicious ice cream and cake were served to the little guests from tables made beautiful with Easter de corations. Dainty little place cards were used. The little class together with their parents, spent a pleasant afternoon and joined Miss Wheeler in thanking Mr. and Mrs. Slusser for making such a happy day for the class. -o— Negroes Meet at Arden. Arden, Ark., April 3.—The negro farm demonstration agents met the negroes of this section at the Colored Baptist church here Monday afternoon and organized them into clubs. The boys and girls were organized into clubs also. A fair sized crowd met and much interest was manifested. Prof. Spears and Mrs. Winston gave valu uable information along lines cf good farming, health and sanitation. The men and women will send refresh ments to the county meeting at Ash down on the 14th and 21st of this month. J. A. Harman. FOR SALE—Car load of pure Arcala cotton seed at the price they cost us. Better get yours early. Arkansas State Bank A. E. Waters. President J. L. Martin, Cashier t uhis 93ank is Under s • STATE SUPERVISION MORE OIL WELLS IN HEMPSTEAD COUNTY Preliminary Work Is Under Way— Lumber Ou Ground for Der rick Near Fulton. Hope, April 4.—Added activities in oil and gas development in Hempstead County include the location for a test well made by Charles Kirk, geologist, for Johnston & Martin, on the Spates & Fricks tract in Section 12, two miles northwest of Fulton. Preliminary work, such as the digging of slush pits, etc., is already under way, and lumber for the derrick has already been plac ed on the ground. The contract calls for the drilling of a well to a depth of 2,400 feet unless oil or gas in com mercial quantities is found as a lesser depth. It is expected that this well will be spudded In within thirty days. W. R. Orton, of Fulton, is Trustee. A contract has been closed by Fos ter M. Martin, of Newberry, S. C., and associates, for the drilling of a well near McNab, four miles north of Fulton, the exact location of which has not been announced. Each of these locations are in Hempstead County and near the highway leading into Hope. -o RUNAWAY PROVES FATAL Doddridge Woman Thrown From Bug gy by Frightened Horse. Texarkana, April 4.—While Mrs. Burley Richardson was riding in a buggy near her home at Doddridge, 30 miles south of here yesterday after noon, the horse became frightened and ran away, throwing her out and in flicting injuries from which she died a few hours later. Mrs. Lucien Winham, with her baby in her lap, also was in the buggy, but jumped just as the horse started to run and escaped injury. Mrs. Winham lives in Texarkana and was visiting Mrs. Richardson, who was her cousin. -o FAR3IER KILLS NEIGHBOR Trouble Alleged to Have Resulted When Wife of One Went to Other. Texarkana, April 3.—John Locke was shot and killed Sunday at Dal by Springs, 35 miles southwest of Tex arkana, according to news received here. William Tucker later surrend ered to the officers and was lodged in the Bowie county jail at Boston. Both men were farmers and neighbors. It is said that Tucker’s wife had left him and had gone to the home of Locke. Her husband followed her there and the killing resulted, Tucker using a shotgun. Tucker is said to have told the officers that Locke had stolen his wife away from him, but another ver sion has it that the woman had gone to the Locke home for temporary shel ter after she and her husband had agreed to separate. Japanese Bazaar. In connection with the dinner given Saturday in the Methodist basement by the W. M. S. there will be a Jap anese Bazaar which will be an at tractive feature. With decorations of lanterns and dogwood blooms there will be fore sale some things “made in Japan,” and quite a number made in Ashdown just as pretty, such as gift handkerchiefs, aprons, caps, collars, fancy needle-work, etc. Your patron age appreciated. -o-—' Injured Man to Asylum. C. I. Davis, who was injured at Nashville recently by Hunter Wil liams, has been carried to the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases at Lit tle Uock. It is believed that he will die or become permanently insane. Prosecuting Attorney George R. Steel was at Nashville Thursday, and states that the bond of Williams was raised from $1,000 to $5,0^0, which he had not made. --o Ashdown Girl Broadcaster. It is learned here that Miss Annie Kinsworthy, daughter of W. E. Kins worthy of this city, who now lives at New Orleans, has recently been giv ing some readings at the radio broad casting station in that city. She gave a reading Monday night and is on the program again for Saturday night of this week. Local radio fans may hear her by tuning up with New Orleans. -o-- , Mr. and Mrs. E. C. McCormick and Mesdames George Hall, Herman Brown and Jake Cobb motored to Shreveport to the ball game Wednesday. I W TWO DEAD AND TWO INJURED AT FOREMAN As Result of Shooting Affray at Negro Dance! on Red River Sat urday Night, Foreman, April 6.— (Special.)—Jno. Luna, a Mexican, and Jennie Cush, col ored, are dead and two other negroes, Son Anderson and one whose name we failed to learn, are wounded as the result of a free-for-all shooting scrape which occurred at a dance at the resi dence of Lis Ricks on the LaVoice farm, about ten miles south of Fore man, last Saturday night. The shoot ing took place about 12 o’clock. Van Griffin, colored, was bound over in Justice F. B. Arnett’s court Tues day to await the action of the grand jury on the charge of murder, and three others were given fines of $50 each on the charge of carrying pistols, as follows: Wilkins Cush, shorty Williams and Jesse Coulter. Coulter and Wiliams were also fined $5 each for disturbing the peace. .Tac. Chavis was bound over to await the action of the grand jury on the charge of trans porting liquor. The Mexican who was killed was working with I. S. Cates in Oklahoma. He lived about three, hours after be ing shot. The negro woman was wounded in the leg, and lived until 4 o'clock Wed nesday morning. The wounds received by the other two negroes are said not to be dan gerous. -0 PRESCOTT FACTORY BURNS Loss of $25,000 in Destruction of Haas & Sons’ Plant Prescott, April 3.—Fire of unknown origin at an early hour this morning destroyed the spoke and handle fac tory of William Haas and Sons, in the northern part of Prescott. A quantity of high grade manufac tured stock, which was stacked under the main sheds also was destroyed. The loss is estimated at $25,000 with no insurnace. Only a downpour of rain during the flic prevented the destruction of sever al residences near-by, as a high wind was blowing and sparks fell over an area of several blocks. -o FORESEE RECORD BUSINESS Ry. Executives Outline Program to Hnndle Biggest Traffic in History. -1-•— New York, April 4.—The Executive Committee of the Association of Rail way Executives today approved a pro gram outlined by the Board of Direc tors of the American Railway Associa tion for meeting in 1923 what is ex pected to be the greatest traffic year in American railroading history. In appr ving the program which will be submitted tomorrow to a meet ing of representatives of member roads, the Executive Committee en dorsed plans calling for “the largest budget of new facilities, power and equipment for many years, fFnot in the history of the roads. It is said that the four-day session of officials of the railroads including all classes and subsidiary terminal and transfer systems, was called “to take account early of the prospects for the heaviest traffic to be moved over the railroads of the country in their his tory, and to anticipate all possible measures available to handle this traffic to the satisfaction of the pub lic.** -—-u Illiteracy Conference Meets Next Week Little Rock, April 5.—One of the most notable features at the Illiteracy Conference of Southern States to he held in Little Rock next week will be Ernest Aiken or Brandon Mill, Green ville, S. C. Mr. Aiken served in the United States Army in France and when he had to carry a letter from home In his pocket for 60 days before he would ask anyone to read it, he determined to learn to read and write If over the opportunity came. Many American soldiers learned while in the army, but his opportuni ty did not come until he returned to .South Carolina where he entered the Lay-By Schools. These correspond to the Moonlight Schools of Kentucky and the Opporunity Schools ow Arkan sas. Mr. Aiken has been a faithful student for three years and has won the recognition of representing his 'date at the Illiteracy Conference and will also present the adult students of the whole South. TUr snhioot will he “The Value of Education to One Who George Moon Died Wednesday Morning George Moon, aged about sixty, died Wednesday morning at 3.30 at the home of his sister, Mrs. C. N. Rowe after an extended illness. The funeral was conducted from the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. T. Sullivan of Washington conducting the service. A large throng of friends were present to pay to his memory their last tribute of respect. The de ceased was survived by two sisters, Mrs. C. N. Rowe and Mrs. J. A. Davis, both of this city, and one brother, Nelson Moon of Lbckhart, Texas, be sides a number of other relatives. Mr. Moon had been in bad health for many months. About three weeks ago he was carried to Texarkana for an operation for appendicitis. Other and more serious troubles were found. He was brought home Friday and had been on the decline since. He was born.near old Peytonville east of this place on the 18th of April, 18G3. He had lived most of his life here. About two and a half years ago. he took the apperntice degree in masonry, but owing to bad health he never went further in the work. On October the 29th of last year he joined the Presbyt-rian church. George Moon was a man who was liked for his gentle and kindly dispo sition. He will be remembered here by a host of friends. -o SLAUGHTERS’ PAL DIES -V Al Conner, Associated Witli ltandil Who Gained Notoriety in Arkansas. Coffeyville, ans., April 3.—Albert Conner, noted Kansas and Oklahoma outlaw, died in the jail here this morn ing from bullet wounds suffered in an attempted robbery here March 24. Conner was shot through the stom ach by Robert Spriggs, ex-service man, when the outlaw and Max Weabe of Big Heart, Okla., attempted to hold up and rob a suburban grocery store. Weabe also was shot through the stomach and died in a local hospital the morning after the shooting. The two men escaped from the store and fled to a farm house southwest of here. They surrendered about two hours later. Conner’s mother, wife and three small children were at his bedside. Associated with the name of Conner in his reign of terror which began ear ly in 1921, were the names of Tom Slaughter, Fulton Green and the Jar rett Brothers—Earl and Buster—all notorious in border outlawry. Slaughter later was killed after he had escaped from the Arkansas peni tentiary. Green is serving a life sen tence for murder In Arkansas. Earl Jarrett was killed in a motor car accident, while racing with Okla homa officers north of Nowata. Buster Jarrett is still at large and is believed to have driven the car used in the rob bery of the Coffeyville robbery in which Conner was fatally wounded. The Jarretts and Conner were cousins. -o High Team to DeQueen. Caach Wilkerson with the local high school team left Friday for DeQueen, where they will play a series of two games with the high school team at that place. ALLEGED AUTO THIEF GANG PLEAD GUILTY Wul Han any Two Others Oet Sen. tenccs of from 1 to 5 Years in tli« Penitentiary. Little Rock, April 5.-Jasper E. Cong of DeKalb, Texas.; H. E. Banks of Colt, Ark., and R. F. Tong of Little Lock, arrested about three weeks ago by city officers and deputy sheriffs iu connection with the theft of a number of automobiles, and alleged by the offi cers to be members of a gang of in terstate automobile thieves that have stolen over 100 cars in the past few months, entered pleas of guilty to grand larceny before Judge John W. Wade of the First Division Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon, and were sentenced to indeterminate sentences of from one to five years in the state penitentiary. The specific charges upon which the men pleaded guilty were the theft of cars from J. M. S-Impson, 213 West Second street; B. tA. Sanders, Friar apartments, and F. T. Hallowell, Tex arkana. All three of the cars were found in the possession of the men when they were arrested. Several more cars, which the gang, of which the men were members, are said to have stolen, have been located in the oil fields in the southern part of the state, but have not been recovered. The police had been investigating the activities of the gang for several weeks before any arrests were made. J. E. Tong and Banks were the first memb ers of the gang arrested. These men were arrested at Hot Springs, when they were found in the possession of the Ford car that had been stolen from Sanders. Two days later R. F. Tong was ar rested at his home near Scotland the cars belonging to Simpson and Hallo well were recovered. E. S. Tong, a brother of the other two Tongs, was also arrested in connection with the thefts, but was later released by the police. (/ Several other men, including the alleged leader of the gang, are still being sought by the officers. -o Woman Attacks City Marshal With Whip Mrs. Oza Green, elderly woman, who runs a rooming house on the second floor of the Lott Building in this ci.y, attacked L. Price, city marshal,- Thurs day afternoon with a horsewhip. The incident occurred in the store of Frank Pounds on Front Street. Mr. Price at tempted to hold the irate woman, who is said to have struck several blows before she was overpowered by by standers. Ogle Green, her son, then, appeared on the scene and attacked Vlie marshal with his fists. The mother and son were then taken in charge by officers Keenan and Simmons. The Greens, it is said have been incensed at Mr. Price for several days, and a few days ago Ogle and Mr. Price had a slight clash on the streets. It is said that Mrs. Green believed that the mar shal in some way was responsible for a notice received by her son a short time ago from the klan. ■ • An Important Fact Several men were talking one evening about some advertising the bank had sent them. "I don’t see why the banker wants us to go to him for advice,” said one of them. ‘‘He has never been a farmer and he can’t tell me how to farm.” "You don’t get the right view point, Charley,” another man replied. “That banker is not asking you to come to him for advice. He asks you to come and talk with him about your problems so that he can understand you better and help you win. “Your banker cannot help much when he does not know exactly what you are trying to do. "I’ve talked with that banker a good many times and I am very glad I have for it has been a mighty good investment.” What do yon think about it?