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HE OZARK SPECTATOR
to The , Formerly Published Twice • Week. OZARK, FRANKUN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1916. NUMBER 92. ‘ Children Struck by Train; One in Serious Condition Think Four-Year-Old Child Hit by Train Near Charles ton Will Pie of Injuries Re ceived. Frank Marvin Jones, who with hii sister, Emma, were struck late last Friday afternoon about one mile west of Charleston, by an Arkansas Central freight train, is not expected to live, according to reports from physi cians at the Fort Smith hospital to which the injured children were taken immediately after the accident occured. According to the story told by train officials the children were either playing upo i or close to the track near the curve when the engine came in sight, they seemingly darting across the rails from behind a cattle guard, thS engineer seeing them too late to prevent hitting them, and it is considered miraculous that either or both were not killed outright It was at first thought that their injuries would not prove fatak but upon arriving at the hospital it was found that the little bey was suffering of concussion of the brain which it is feared will cause his death. The injuries of the little girl are lees serious and she will soon be able to return home, according to authentic information. Frank is said to be about four or five years old while his sister is seven or eight Wallace Barham In jured at Ft. Smith H. W. Barham until recently employed by the Wear Coal Co., at Dunkirk, Kansas, was severe ly injured in Fort Smith Satur day when the car in which he was riding collided with an auto truck. Mr. Barham had been in Fort Smith about a month and was with,a new laundry firm in the capacity of deliveryman. Sat urday he was called upon to go to the outskirts of the city and a friend of the proprietor who was nearby, suggested that he go with him in the latter’s car. They were traveling at an average rate of speed when they met the truck and in passing the cars failed to clear. Mr. Barham was thrown to the ground and aside from injuries about the head received a broken wrist The driver was thrown through the wind shield and re ceived several cuts about the abdomen. Lula May King. Lula May, the ten-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack King, of the White Oak church neighborhood, died about 11 o'clock Wednesday morning fol lowing an operation for appen dicitis. The operation was per formed Sunday. Funeral Services were held Thurady afternoon at2;30 o’clock conducted by Rev. C. E. Gray, of Charleston and interment made in the Duncan cemetery. Mips Choate to St. Louis. Miss Florence Choate, milliner at the J. W. Booxman & Sons etsra, left for Charleston Sun day where she will spend sev eral days with homefolks and frsm there go to St, Louis for the purpose of laying in her fall and winter stock of millinery. Mias Ruby Haberer went to Little Rock Tuesday morning. / McDonough Well Making G a s at Depth of 2,040 ft. Forced to Close Down on Ac count of Casing Shortage Sand Resembles Kibler a t 2,065 Feet. The following is reproduced from the Fort Smith Times Record in its Sunday weekly re view of the oil and gas opera tions in Franklin county: Travelers’ Oil & Gas Co’s. No. 1, section 29-9-27, is drilling at 180 feet, according to the most reliable reports obtainable from the field. Previous reports had it that the well was in the neigh borhood of 700 feet, but they, have been discounted. The drillers have been up against a very hard formation and this ex plains the slowness with which drilling is proceeding. McDonough Oil and Gas Co’s. No. 2, section 27-9 28, is shut down at 2,040 feet, waiting for casing. The well is making a little gas. Roy Johnston, secre tary of the McDonough company had on exhibition in his office here Saturday a bottle of sand from the well, which in appear ance corresponds to the Kibler struck in one of the Clear Creek wells at 2065 feet. The sand has a gassy odor, and officials of the McDonough company believe they will get a good flow as soon as the well is a little deeper in the sand. Sends Co. K Qyan tity of Ice Cream Prof. H. A. Nickell returned Wednesday afternoon from Little Rock where he went Mon day night to spend the Fourth and visit with the Ozark soldier boys stationed at Fort Logan H. Roots and who were prominent in the big parade at the capitol city. Mr. Nickell stated that Company K acquitted themselves nicely and that they compared very favorably with the other companies taking part in the parade. He also said the boys were getting along fine, hale and hearty. Mullen and Chancey, local confectioners, had five gallons of ice cream expressed to the Company K boys for the Fourth, but owing to the parade duty and other excitement at the camp, officials did not permit the sending of the cream out to the fort until the next day and Mr. Nickell states that the boys were highly pleased and very thankful to this enterprising firm for the treat. Mrs. Self Dead. Mrs. Martha Self died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Davis, in the north part of Ozark Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock. Funeral services were held from the family home at 10 o’clock Thursday morning conducted by Rev. W. A. Bar ham and interment made in Highland cemetery. Mrs. Self was 85 years of age and is sur vived by six children as follows: G. S. Self, MaysvHle, Okla: Mrs. M. Carlton, Jasper. Ark; Mrs. J. R. McPherson. Harrah, Okla; Mrs. David Shusher, Maud, Okla; Levi Self and Mrs. Ella Davis, of Ozark. , Mrs. Horace Wagoner and little daughter, of Mulberry, came down Friday and 'visited with Misses Melissie and Marga | ret Webb until Monday. iMiHi m "'"inn i .lullin' .lunininiuiniiniiiiinminiiinnmnmimu ★ ★ ★ ★ fVhat the Engineers are BE3HIRTY thousand American engineers are JO making a card index surve> <d American m iBB duatry to that rt may be prepared lor its vital part in defending the Country, i! need comes The past eighteen months have taught us here in America what lack of industrial preparedness has meant to some of the countries now at war These nations had the ships and they had the men: but when the hour struck, their factories were not able to furnish the colors with arms and shells and powder Their factories were not prepared. And our factories are not prepared But it ii not enough to draw a moral In the United States five grot Engineering Societies — Civil. Mining Mechanical, Hcclrnal and Chemical — have pledged their services to the Government of the United States, and are already working hand in hand with the Govern ment to prepare industry for the national defense They receive no pay and will accept no pay All they seek is opportunity to serve their country, that ahe may have her industries mobilized for defense All elements of the ration’s life — the manufacturers, the business men, and the workingmen — should support this patriotic and demo cratic work of the engineers, and assist them cheerfully when asked Tktrt ion kt no knur national miuranct agaimt mar The Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, representing all advertising interests have offered their free and hearty service to the President of the United States, in close co-operation with these five Engineering Societies, to the end that the Country may know whai ihe Engineers are doing. The President has accepted the edict I he Engineers have welcomed the co-operation This advertisement, published without cost to the United States, is the first in a nation-wide series to call the country to the duty of co operating promptly and fully with the Engineers NAVAL CONSULTING BOARD OF THE UNITED STATES Tsa amius sir* m Ct«j Tbs Aas smcib lammi m l«» tNMHH TBS Amish a* fefiMM Tbs Amish** fit Amtt—— i siaXsi Social* ■ NOlHIBRINa tOCIBTlRt BUILDIMO I WkST )f tH ITRKBT. NEW YORK Horticulturist J. S. Knox Forced to Cancel Date Here Man Who Was to Lecture on Packing and Shipping Peach e s Got Mixed i n H i s Dates. Prof. J. S. Knox, horticultur ist, whom it was announced last week would be in Ozark Satur day to give a lecture on picking, packing and shipping peaches, in a telegram Sunday to County Agent T. M. Williams, stated that owing to conflicting dates he could not be here on July 8th and on account of previous ar rangements would be forced to cancel this date. Hundreds of baskets have been received this week and are rapidly being taken to the orchards to enable growers to take care of the Elberta crop which will begin moving within ten days or two weeks, It is stated that the crop will be shorter this year than i n recent years, the fruit being thinner on the tree, but it is evi dent that the peaches will be larger and command a better price. Rice to Os ark. Mr. Schallenberger, auditor for the Dyke Lumber Company, haa checked out H. S. Rice who resigned as manager of the local yard last week and Chas. A. Fischer, of Fort Smith, has been installed as the new man* ager. Mr. Rice haa gone to Ozark where he has been en gaged to buy fruit for D. B. Anderson. — Alma News. Soldiers Pass Though. A special train composed of sixteen coaches carrying the Missouri militia passed through Ozark about 9 JO Saturday morn ing enroute to the border. Ray Price, of St. Louis, an Ozark boy and son of Mrs. M. E. Price of this city, was one the boys and several were at the depot to see him as he had sent word to his mother that he would be in the third coach. The train did not stop at Osark. H. E. Dowell returned Tues day from Spadra. Mrs. Mary Cary arrived Mon day from Oklahoma City for a visit with her sister, Mrs. C. C. Cooper. WATCH YOUR STEP—AND WATCH ALSO THE THIRTY NINE STEPS By JOHN BUCHAN ■ mwmmw'w m Li' ». 'HUH* A STRONG STORY OF MYSTERY! 1 A GREAT WAR SPY ROMANCE!; Read It In This Newspaper Nearly $9,000.00 Worth of Irish Po tatoes Shipped lwenty-Two Cars Irish Pota* j toes Sent Out From This j Vicinity; Returns of About $400 per Car. The Irish potato crop in this section of the state was excellent and the yield has been good this season, although few farmers have as vet taken up the indus try. Shipments have ceased and according to reports a total of twenty-two cars have been ship ped from this locality, the last being shipped from Charleston Friday. Each car brought the farmers in on an average of $400 making the crop marketed by wholesale near the $9,000 mark. Nine cars were shipped by D. B. Anderson for the Potato Grow er’s Association. Mr. Anderson purchased one car here at 90 cents per bushel which he ship ped. He shipped two cars from Altus and two from Denning. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Anderson and family are expected to ar rive Thursday afternoon from Mena for a several days visit with Mrs. Anderson’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. James, of Pleasant Grove community. Miss Cumi Felker returned Tuesday from a several days visit in Fordyce and Little Rock. Commission Man Charged With De frauding Growers Is Alleged That Muskogeeian Swindled Sweet Potato Growers Association Out of Many Dollars. J. V. Bourland, United States district attorney, received word from Denver, Colorado, of the arrest there of T. A. Walsh, self styled manager of the Ozark Commission Company, Musko gee, Oklahoma, who was indicted at the recent term of U. S. court at Ft. Smith on a charge of using the mails to defraud. Walsh has been released on bond. Charges against Walsh grew out of a shipment of three cars of sweet potatoes by members of the Franklin County Sweet Potato Growers’ Association of Ozark. to Walsh, who took the potatoes to Colorado to sell. It is alleged that Walsh sent the growers $7 as their share of the sales. Walsh, it is stated, sent .1. H. Avery, of Ozark, who represents the shippers, a statement for one car which sold, he reported, for $287.10. He says the expen ses amounted to $287.12.—Ar kansas Gazettee. Attorney G. W. Barham was in Fort Smith Monday. Rev. 1. J. Galloway spent Tuesday in Alma.