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Successor to The Spectator, Formerly Published Twice a Week.
Chosen at Saturday’s Meet
ing-Miss Lena Hooper Se
lected Teacher for Fourth
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
7th and 8th grades—Vacant
by resignation of Robert Austin.
5th and 6th grades—Miss Ruth
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.
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.
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
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,
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
Much Talked of Case Dispos
ed of Wednesday After
noon injustice Townsend’s
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
Twister Visits This Section
Taking Heavy Toll—Storm
General Thruout Northern
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
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
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
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.
Addition of Porches to Jail
Building and Painting of
Court House Now Under
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
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
Prosecuting Attorney J. D.
Benson represented the state in
its vigorous prosecution while
Attorney G. C. (Jack) Carter
appeared for the defendant.
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
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.

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