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THE OZARK SPECTATOR
Successor to The Spectator, Formerly Published Twice a Week. VOLUME 5. OZARK, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1916 NUMBER 88 M. V. WATERFIELD •' NAMED HEAD LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD Chosen at Saturday’s Meet ing-Miss Lena Hooper Se lected Teacher for Fourth Grade. At a meeting of the Ozark school board held here Saturday, M. V. Waterfield, recently elect ed as a member to succeed John E. Bryan, who refused to be a candidate, was chosen President, while Harley Russell was made secretary of the new board. (■/ The meeting was an important one, considerable business com ing before the board. Miss ijena nooper, oi weoo ^iiy, was chosen as teacher of the 4th grade to fill the vacancy made by the resignation of Miss Willie Bryan, who was reelected at the previous meeting of the board. There still remains one vacancy in the faculty, the 7th and 8th grades. R. L. Austin \yas elect ed to this place at a recent meet ing but since has handed in his resignation. The teachers for the colored school have not yet been chosen. The following teachers will compose the faculty for the coming year: Superintendent—W. I. Agee 1st Assistant—Miss Ethel Gar rett. 7th and 8th grades—Vacant by resignation of Robert Austin. 5th and 6th grades—Miss Ruth Powe 4th grade— Miss Lena Hooper. 2nd and 3rd grades—Miss Elgin Milton 1st grade —Mrs. Reynolds. Music—Miss Sula Kate Benson. Money to loan on valley and bottom farms in sums of $500 or more. Easy terms, long time to pay back. If you need money * to improve your farm call and see me at the Denning postofflce. — Wm. A. Walker. Many Saw Ozark Pictures. A couple of traveling men were in Ozark last week, leased the Gem theatre Friday night and put on a special show de picting some of the scenes in the Willard-Moran fight and showing pictures of various Ozark per sons as they appeared on the street and otherwise. The lo cal pictures were taken at ran dom about town and many laugh able poses were shown. The house was filled to overflowing, both for first and second show. ARKANSAS HEAD CONSUL W.O. W. COM ING TO OZARK Hon. Farrar Newberry o f Woodmen Lodge to Deliv er Memorial Address at Lo cal Cemetery. Announcement is made that Honorable Farrar Newberry, of Arkadelphia, Head Consul Wood men of the World, Jurisdiction of Arkansas, will deliver a memo rial address at the Highland cemetery at 2 o'clock p. m. Sun day, June 11th. At 10 o’clock in the forenoon Mr. Newberry will deliver a similar address at the W. 0. W. unveiling at Morgan Hill cemetery about three miles south of Webb Citv. Mr. Newberry, it is stated, is a man of pleasing address, a man well versed in Woodcraft and a man universally known as a W. 0. W. orator. The public is cor dially invited to attend and mem bers of the various lodges in this section of the county are espe cially urged to be present. Special music has been arranged for at both occasions. Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Shelby left Monday for Charleston where they will spehd a week with Mr. Shelby’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Shelby. L STUOE0aker FORTY-THREE YEARS OF f/, SERVICE CUTS DOWN I WAGON'S COST ' My Studebaker wu bought 43 non ago from Delbart Low* of Webherville, Mich., by Daniel Her rick, a pioneer in tkie vicinity, now 80 ycarg old. In 1887, S. E. Dean bought tbe wagon from A. B. Herric^ Daniel’a eon. Eight year* ago L. C. Dean, aon of S. E. Dean, bought the wagon from hia father and etilluaea the wagon on hia farm. The wagon hag atood out of doom for 26 yearat n yard and a quarter •f gravel can be drawn in it now. Levi C. Dean, R.F.D., Webberville, Mich. A Studebaker that has served three generations— Think of the money that sturdy Studebaker made for each one of its owners. It is true a Studebaker wagon may cost you a tew dollars more than a cheaply made wagon, but when you consider the years of service you get from the Studebaker, isn’t it much the cheaper wagon in the end? In fact, it is a safe proposition to judge your wagon by what it costs you per year. We have sold a lot of Studebaker wagons. Let us tell you what we know about the experience of some of our customers. Come in and look them over. A. H. Treadway, Ozark Campbell Mercantile Co., Altus Dix Hamm, Mulberry Studebakers last a lifetime SCHEFFER CASE JURY VERDICT FAVORS THE DEFENDANT Much Talked of Case Dispos ed of Wednesday After noon injustice Townsend’s Court. After deliberating about fif teen minutes, the jury in the case of the State of Arkansas versus F. A. Schaeffer, charged with cruelly whipping his five year-old adopted daughter, Doro thy, returned a verdict of not guilty in Justice B. M. Town send’s court Tuesday afternoon. The trial occupied about three hours time and considerable speculation was rife as to the outcome of the suit. Mrs. J. C. Bridges was the first witness called to the stand who swore that on the date charged in the information— May 25th—she was attracted by the cries of the child and later saw defendant cruelly whipping her. the weapons used being three mulberry sprouts. Witness further testified that the sight became unbearable to her and that she went into the house while defendant was still whip ping the child. She also testi fied that later she saw marks on the legs of the little girl. The next witness called was Mrs. S. H. Bell who testified that she had lived in Ozark all her life and that she resided across the alley from the de fendant and that she saw de fendant unmercifully whip the cnua witn two swucnes. wit ness next testified that she saw defendant pick the child up and carry her into the house. When asked if she was aware of any previous mistreatment of the child, witness stated that she was not. Mrs. Cooper who lives near the Scheffer home testified that she heard the child crying about 9 or 10 o’clock on the morning of the 25th, that she could hear some one whipping the child, but did not see Mr. Scheffer nor the child. She further stated that she saw the child that afternoon and th it she also saw three or four stripes on the child’s right leg about the knee. She also stated that the marks could be seen two or three days afterward. She said that she was not aware of any previous |mistreatment of the child Defendant was next called to the stand, stating that he had resided in the city of Ozark about 18 months and that l)oro-j thy Scheffer whom if was alleg ed he had cruelly beaten was his adopted daughter. He freely told of the circumstances that led up to her adoption. He forth* r stated that the child was very frail and that it was n - es sary that he and Mrs. Sch tier keep on the alert at ad times to prevent her from eating things that did not agree with her. He admitted whipping th“ child, but stated that words had failed and that the child had told him a story and the whipping was ad ministered as a lesson to her, she being of a disposition that necessitated bis being firm and using something more harsh than words to impress upon the child’s mind the idea of right and wrong. He stated that he did not intend to whip her hard and that when he hit her below the dress on the leg he did so by accident and when he saw that he did so he immediately took the child up and cariied her into the house, and placing her on the bed began to pet her. He stated that he had forbidden ONE DEAD; ANOTHER INJURED IN MONDAY AFTERNOON CYCLONE Twister Visits This Section Taking Heavy Toll—Storm General Thruout Northern Arkansas. Charles Welcher i3 dead, his mother injured and hundreds of dollar’s worth of property laid waste as a result of a cyclone which visited the Oak Grove community some twelve miles northeast of Ozark about 1:30 o’clock Monday afternoon. The twister cut a swath about one mile wide and nearly three miles long dealing destruction in its path. Trees were twisted down, uprooted, and growing crops practically destroyed in the wake of the unruly wind. The storm was traveling from the southwest to a northeasternly direction. Three farmhouses were unroof ed and other buildings demol ished. Charles Welcher, victim of the tornado, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Welcher and was found amid the debris of the house which was demolished. When he was liberated and found alive, Dr. Douglass of this city was called but when he arrived the boy was dead. He was 18 years of age and interrment was made at Hickory Grove cemetery at two o’clock Tuesday after noon. A good rain fell over the en tire county. The amount of precipitation recorded at the lo cal weather station was 1.85 in ches up to three o’clock. Dur ing the night an additional rain fall of .19 inches recorded made the total precipitation 2.04 inches. Destructive windstorms have been reported at Judsonia, Heber Springs, Cabot, Fordyce, Hot Springs, Fayetteville, Mor rilton, Russellville, Carlisle, Lit tle Rock and other towns in the northern section of the state. The storm is said to be the worst ever visiting the state. her eating green apples and had told her that if she did so any more he would have to use a switch on her. When he learned that she had again been eating them and asked her about it, she denied doing so and this was what brought on the use of the switch. Defendant f u r t h er testified that when child ate green apples or anything of that nature she frequently went into spasms and that it was for the child’s own good and in an etfort to break her of the habit that induced him t<> apply the treat ment to which he resorted. The switches used were this year’s growth of mulberry sprouts and defendant slated that the reason he hail three sprouts was that he thought three would be more im pressive than one. He stated that the girl was nearly six ye^rs old and that she had been with them fur about four years. He denied whipping the child unmercifully. Dr. Thomas Douglass was next called to the stand and testified that on June 1st the child was brought to his office and upon examination he failed to find any evidence of having been cruelly whipped, with the exception of a mark on the right leg which could have been caused by the striking with the end of a switch. He also stated that the child was very frail and that about three months ago he was called to the Scheffer home to see the child who at that time was having spasms brought on by eating Livestock on the Move. The past two weeks has wit nessed the shipping from Ozark, of three cars of livestock to the markets, a good showing for the time of year. A car of hogs was shipped several days ago by Glover & Chancey while two cars of mixed cattle were sent out about the middle of last week ; by W. S. Kirby, over the Iron Mountain lines. — * — Sweet Potato Slips, 10 cents per 100— Daniel Jeffers. COMMISSIONERS AWARD CONTRACTS FOR IMPROVEMENT Addition of Porches to Jail Building and Painting of Court House Now Under Way. The Board of County Commis sioners has recently made ar rangements for improving the county buildings at Ozark, hav ing awarded contracts for the construction of two porches, one at the front and the other at the rear of the jail building, and also for the painting of the court house. It is understood that the con tract for the construction of the porches was made to Protheroe & Armstrong, local contractors, and work was begun several days ago. Contract for the painting of the courthouse was also awarded to a local contract or and preparations for the work were started Wednesday. These improvements will add greatly to the appearance of the county’s buildings and the work will be rushed to completion. For shorts and bran, see the Ozark Variety Store. adv. something that did not agree with her. Miss Ella Anderson testified that on June 1st she was present when a casual examination o f the child was made and that she saw a mark or marks about the knee. Prosecuting Attorney J. D. Benson represented the state in its vigorous prosecution while Attorney G. C. (Jack) Carter appeared for the defendant. MCLAUGHLIN SPEAK ING SATURDAY DREW A LARGE CROWD Courthouse Filled to Capacity Saturday Afternoon When W. J. and Kie McLaughlin Make Talks. Pursuant to notices printed in the local newspapers, a meeting was called at the court house Saturday afternoon by W. J. and Kie McLaughlin with respect to the trial and conviction of Neal McLaughlin, tried and con victed in the Franklin county court of criminal assault and sentenced to he electrocuted, but whose sentence was May 10th commuted to life imprisonment. The meeting was almost wholly lacking in the sensational fea tures which many people had been led to expect. The general impression of those who attend ed the meeting was that very little was gained by the occasion, which, however, was attended by both friends and enemies of the family. The principal object of the meeting seemed to be to enlist the aid of the people of Franklin county in securing Neal’s freedom by pardon. Kie McLaughlin, a brother of Neal, made the introductory talk reading several sections from the constitution of the state of Arkansas, purporting to show that a right was theirs to meet for the common good and wel fare of the people. W. J. Mc Laughlin, father of Neal, made the principal talk, giving a brief history of the life of his son and matters leading up to the pres ent trouble in which he became involved. In the outstart he said they were not looking for revenge nor trouble, but all they were asking for was justice which they felt had somewhat miscarried in their case. While his talk wTas but for their side, in the most part it was of a reasonable and conservative tone. Rather severe criticism of some of the officials thought to be responsible for the convic tion of his son was made, he reading parts of the law endeav oring to show that they had in certain cases exceeded their au thority. The meeting was closed after (Continued on last page.) Home Baking Reduces *8 Corf of Lljgn^ THE U. S. Dept, of Agriculture in Experiment Station Bulletin No. 142 says that ten cents worth of wheat supplies almost three times as much protein and ten times as much energy as round steak, and with some other cuts of meat the difference is even greater. If then, one really desires to reduce her weekly meat and grocery bills, she need only make more use of her oven. Who ever heard man, woman or child complain that good home-made biscuits, muffins, cake and cookies appeared on the table too often? Instead tha tendency is "to make a meal of them” and the variety is so great that something you bake yourself could well be the chief feature of every meal. Home Baking is Simplified by the Use of K C Baking Powder With K C. you can make things moist and rich yet have them light and feathery, wholesome and digestible. Biscuits may be mixed the night before and baked fresh for breakfast. Muffins need not be dry and heavy. You can make a cake so light that you hardly get it out of the pan whole, yet it will not fall. K C ia not like the old fashioned baking powderc. It ia double acting and continues to give off leavening gas until the dough ia cooked through. K C is sold at a fair price—a large can for 25 cents. This would be no object if strength and purity were sacri ficed. but every can is fully guaranteed under State and National Pure Food laws and to pleaae. We take all the chances. Your money back if you do not get better results with K C than any baking powder you ever used. ^ Includes can in your next grocery order, try some of the new recipes that appear in this paper from time to time. Then you will have gone far toward solving this vexing "Cost of Living” problem.