ARMY OFFICER ADDRESSES' LIT
TLE ROCK MASS MEETING
MAMMOTH PARADE FOLLOWS.
TRAINING CAMP INSPECTED
8tudent Officers Are Told 120.000
Commanders Must Be Trained Be
fore War Is Terminated—Advo
cates Sunday Recreations.
Gen. Leonard R. Wood, in an ad
dress to student officers at Fort lxv
gan H. Roots, said that the 40,00a
prospective officers now in training
are urgently needed, and declared
that not only would another 40,000 be
needed, but. yet a third 40,000 before
tho war with Germany is terminated.
Lloyd England, adjutant-general of
the Arkansas militia, told the student
officers that any Arkansans in the
camp who were unable to get com
missions in the regular army would
be assured of commissions in the
Civilians were excluded from the
i (vunp during the addresses of Gen.
Wood and Gen. England.
Gen. W'ood completed inspections
of the training camp and the site for
tho army cantonment here and ad
dressed a mass meeting, which was
followed by a mammoth parade. He
warned citizens of the seriousness of
the war and of the urgent necessity
for co-operation with the government.
Delegations from Nashville, Tern.,
and Alexandria, La., were at Little
Rock to meet with Gen. Wood and
urge proposed sites for national guard
concentration points. i
Uen. wood, (luring ms inspection ui
the trainig canip, gave orders that
tho 2,200 student officers should not
participate in a parade in his honor.
“You men are entitled to recrea
tion Saturday nights and then will be
no parade work for you." he said, thus
countermanding plans which had been
arranged by subordinates.
During an address later in the dav
Gen. Wood declared the cantohment
at. Little Hock would be permancn..
that the universal training will be in
augurated before or immediately aft -r
♦he termination of the war, and that
♦ his city would be one of tho great
That wholesome Sunday reerotious
be provided for troops concentrated
at Little Rock was urged by the gen
R. G. Dye Resumes Work.
Reuben G. Dye. Arkansas tax com
missioner, whose resignation was re
cently asked for by Gov. t'harles H.
Brough, has sufficiently recovered
from his illness to attend to the du
ties of his office. At the time Mr.
Dvr’s resignation was asked for he
was given a week to answer to tho
charge of neglect of duty, but on ac
count of his illness, Governor Brough,
extended the time in justice to Mi
Dye. he said. It is expected that
Governor Brough will give Mr. Dye an
opportunity to be heard some time
Says Agency Is Fraud.
E. 1 McKinley, deputy commission
er of labor, reported that an alleged
employment agency in Detroit that
had been sending circulars to indus
trial concerns in Arkansas, offering
to furnish efficient labor at ?2 per
man is a fraud, no such agency being
In existence. A copy of the circular
has been placed in the hands of fed
Ernest Aulls Pardoned.
Governor Brough granted a pardon
to Ernest \u!Is, sentenced to four
years in the penitentiary from Clark
county in February last on a charge of
grand larceny. George W. Donaghev,
former governor, and many others,
/signed the petition for the pardon.
According to tabulations made hv
Adji. Gen. Cloyd England about 1.909
.of the 149.444 Arkansans registering
June 5 are totally disabled.
Corley Stove Co., of McGehee, capi
tal 510.000. .1. M. Wilkins and others
Kennedy Mining Company, of Yell
srllle. capital $85,000, A. H. Markle and
Semi-Anthracite Mining Company
of Alix. Franklin county, $24,000, John
M. K,etchersid, of Hope, Kan., and
Radiant Glass Company, Fort
Smith, capital $10,000. J. S. Parks
president, M. N. Carney secretary, of
Ouachita Cotton Oil Company of
Camden, $60,000 t-apltal, W. H. War
nock president., J. L. Davis secretary.
Bnt.esv'lle Pipe and Gas Company,
Katesviile, $25,000 capital, Wm. M.
Brown find others.
Meek Candy Company, of Fort
Smith, $100,000 capital. J. W. Meek
Naiiouul Coal Mining Company will
operate the Banner Coat Company
property at Itackett, which was sold
to the National Supply Company sc
b., at receiver's sale, cupl
To Receive Bidr. August 6.
The State IXbt Board authorised
the publication of a notice for 30 days
that bids for the state's negotiable
promissory notes not exceed $750,
000, to cover deficiencies in the state's
general revenue fund, would be re
ceived on August 0. Of this note is
sue $375,000 will be of the denomina
tion cf $500, and $375,000 of the de
nomination of $1,000, a total of 1,1 .'5
notes. The price to be paid by the
board is not to exceed an amount
equal to 5 per cent interest per an
num. The board has a tentative pro
position, it is said, for the entire is
sue at less than 5 per cent interest.
It is the desire of the board that the
issue be placed within the state. The
notes are to he paid serially begin
ning not later than five years after
their date and extending through a
period of not moie than 20 years. The
interest is payable semi-annually on
March 1 and September 1 of each
Governor Brough granted a pardon
to Henry Ingram, negro, convicted in
the St. Francis Circuit Court, Septem
ber 20. 1910, on the charge of bootleg
ging and sentenced to one year in
the penitentiary. The pardon w'as
granted upon the recommendation of
Brooks Norfleet, deputy prosecuting
attorney: Senator Ixm Slaughter.
Mayor Knight of Forrest City. Col. S.
E. Sweet and C. E. Taylor of Forres'
City. Ingram, the petition says, has
served five-sixths of his time laboring
on the roads of St. Francis county.
Settles Labor Dispute.
K. I. McKinley, deputy commission
er of labor, who was selected to ar
bitrate the dispute between the Fort
Smith Spelter Company and Its em
ployes, arising over the discharge of
Oliver Webb, president of a union re
cently organized by the employes,
has decided in favor of the employes
Mr. McKinley found that a misunder
standing instead of a discrimination
was the cause of Webb's discharge.
Both sides agreed to accept the find
ing of Mr. McKinley.
Calls For Bank Statements.
John M. Davis, state bank commis
sioner. issued a call for statements of
state banks showing conditions of
business on June 20. The call was
made simultaneously with that of the
currency for a statement of national
hanks. The call made by Bank Com
missioner Davis was the third for this
year. The two other calls were for
conditions of business on March 5
and May 1.
Will Seek Rehearing.
Ben D. Brickhou.se, attorney for TV
C. Cranford, whose sentence to one
year in the penitentiary for assault
with intent to kill, for shooting H. vV.
O'Kelly at Bauxite, was affirmed by
the Supreme Court said that he would
file a motion for a rehearing of the
case. The shooting grew out of the
strike at Bauxite lust summer, Cran
ford being one o? the strikers.
No Interferance With Recruiting.
Lieut. H. H. Frost. 17. S. N.. In
charge of recruiting in Arkansas, will
strictly enforce the act of Congress,
approved on June 16, which exposes
to punishment any persons conveying
false statements, with the intention
of obstructing the recruiting or inter
fering with the success of operations
of the United States.
Can't Penalize Women.
Attorney General John D Arbuekle,
in compliance with a request of Ver
non Heath, assessor of Pulaski coun
ty. as to whether women who failed
to assess for poll tax could he penal
ized. gave an opinion that they could
Appoints County Surveyor.
Clayton Gould of Pine Bluff was
appointed purveyor of Jefferson coun
ty, to succeed Joe B. White, resigned.
AN ARKANSAS EPITOME.
W F. Bauer, sales manager of the
McRae Fruit and Truck Growers’ As
sociation, has completed his report
of the strawberry season, which
shows that the organization shipped
!>? cars or 42,417 crates, from which
S107.6G8.S4 was realized. The aver
neg price was $2.48 a crate.
The Iron Monutaln railway has giv- j
cn a lease on a plot of ground at
Forrest City for the erection of a dip- j
ping vat, which will be the thirty
ninth in St. Francis coirnty.
George McCain has raised one of
the first cotton blooms on a farm be
longing to G. K. Greenfield of Wood
Work has begun on the Stuttgart
Plne BlulT pike through Altheim
er. More than 40 cars of rock have
been unloaded here.
Cotton around Althelmer Is growing
rapid’y. The crop is nearly 20 days
late, but the fields are clean and well
What Is believed to be the first car
of iron ore ever shipped from Arkan
sas was sent from Berryville, 14 miles
oast of Ktireka Springs, last week. A
rich vein of ore has ben found there,
and development is under way.
Strawberry shipments from Deca
tur amounted to more than 10,000
crates, worth more than $25,000.
The Poteau Glass Company of Po
teau, Okla., has purchased a deposit
of glass sand near Gravette.
NEW SCHOOL HOUSE
HOME OF THREE STATES LUM
BER COMPANY MAKES IN
SPECTION IN NORTH.
ESTIMATED COST $30,000
Large Plat of Ground Has Been Set
Aside For Agricultural Demon
stration Work, and Experts
Will Be Employed.
Burdette, the home of the Three
States Lumber Company of Memphis
and Chicago, Just south of Blytheville,
promises to eclipse anything in this
section of Arkansas in the way of
educational advantages for a village
that is now known, and the announce
ment shows plainly the handiwork of
C. H. Gilchrist, tho president, of the
Last week C. W. Ramsey, manager
of the local Burdette plant, with Prof.
J. W. Oliver of the schools at the
village and Dr. Webb, the company
physician, took an extensive trip
through the north as far as Chicago
and Muncie, Ind.. inspecting 30 school
systems, getting ideas to be worked
out on the local educational plat for
Burdette. On their return home the
announcement Is made that a 130,000
school building will be erected at
onoe, that a manual training school
for boys will be established and a do
mestic science department for the
girls. and that an exhaustive agricul
tural experimental plant and work
will be placed in at once, that a man
ual training school for boys will be
established and a domestic science de
partment for the girls, and that an
exhaustive agricultural experimental
plant and work will be placed In Jit
A large plat of ground has been
pet aside for the agricultural demon
stration work, and experts in each of
the lines ineutioned will be employed
who will work under the University of
Arkansas direction to train the young
people of that locality in tiie best that
ip known in each department.
Last year and this tho Burdette !
schools have done much in the ugri- j
cultural line, with a small agrieultur- i
al plat near the school building, which
was tended by the pupils and witli
such success that the idea is now < o
be improved on as the wish of Mr.
The new school building will be
planned on the most scientific plans
by a Memphis architect, and when
the idea is worked out Burdette will
have something worth while in the
rural school lines which other locali
ties and other states may well take
BRIEF NEWS AND NOTES.
Aluminum, made from bauxite
mined near Little Rock, is to be used
to manufacture 4,000,000 tent stakes
for the use of the United States ar
ray, according to an Associrted Press
dispatch from East St. Ixju s. 111. The
dispatch said Manager Fox of the re
ducing plant of the Aluminum Com
pany of America had announced the
The Hempstead County Medical As
sociation met at Hope and adopted a
resolution endorsing the prohibition
bill now pending in Congress. The
resolution was telrgraphed to Presi
The long drawn out courthouse
fight in Hempstead county betweeu
Hop*' and Washington was decided in
favor of Washington by Judge W. H.
Evans of Benton, sitting ns special
The best wheat and oats crop over
raised tn Benton county has been
Business men of Forrest City are
making subscriptions to oil the
Tiio Horatio Truck Growers’ Asso
ciation shipped oi*t from Horatio this
season $60,000 worth of strawberries.
The Washington County Fair Asso
ciation has decided to held * a fair
again at Fayetteville this fall, which
will be the twelfth successive annual
fair in this county.
A new gin is being erected at May
flower by the Morrilton Cotton Oil
Company of Morrilton.
At a meeting of the Town Council
at Rison Mayor Tom Blodgett resign
ed and Dr. A. B. Robertson was elect
ed in his place.
Dr. J. I. Thompson, health officer
of Marion eonaty reports the out
break of smallpox at North Yellville
and has established a quarantine.
J. B. Story, who has been in Okla
homa for three months, has returned
and assumed the management of the
Junction City Herald.
The Dermott campaign in the in
terest of the Red Cross war fund end
ed with total subscriptions of $3,
\ nest of Socialists who have fore
gathered In L'Anguille Township i t
the northwestern part ef St. Franc:*
county art* said to be in a state of
eruption. It is reported that the So
cialists are opposed to the selective
draft, characterize the Red Cross work
as-graft. Condemn'the governments
Liberty loan bonds, “cuss” Wilson
and decry everything that stands for
progress, liberty and the. rights of hu
inanity. It is stated here that local
oflleials have this bunch of Socialists
under surveillance and lhat if they
become too strong in their distracting
and unpatriotic utterances, a number
of arrests may follow in an effort to
rid the county of this disturbing ele
ment. In this connection it is rumor
ed that pro-German propaganda, cal
culated to stir up undesirable and of
fensive strife and agitation, has been
circulated throughout that section of
A special election for delegates ’o
the constitutional convention, which
convenes in Little Rock next Novem
ber. was held throughout the state.
The convention will bo composed of
114 dele-sates. 100 to be elected from
the 75 counties in the state, upon the
basis of representation in tlie lower
house of the General-Assembly, anl
two delegates-at-large from each ol
the seven congressional districts. Th >
candidates in the congressional dis
tricts, all Democrats, had no opposi
The Mount Tabor neighborhood con- i
tribuied $650 to the Hendrix (’ollege j
endowment fund, bringing the amount
raised to date to $300,000. including !
the $100,000 donated by the General
Board of Education at New York
city. Only $200,000 remains to be
Thp Poleau Glass Coompany of Po
teau. Oklu., has purchased two tracts
of land south of Sulphur Springs
containing deposits of glass sand and
will ship it to tlie factory at Potoiru,
to be used in making glass.
The small fruit season is now at its
height at. Decatur and heavy express
shipments of blackberries, raspber
ries, huckleberries, dewberries, goose
berries, peaches and early apples are j
going out nightly.
It is expected to begin soen on the
li k of the Bankhead highway from
Cotton Plant to Des Arc, along the
route used by the Indians years ago
in crossing the White and Cache riv
The Paragould lied cross member,
ship now numbers! 725. This doei
not include more than 200 members
at Hector, Piggott and Marmaduke
The lied Cross has asked that every
woman in Greene county, put up two
jars of fruit for the soldiers.
W. P. Bomar, a berry grower, be
longing to the McRae Fruit and
Truck Growers' Association, had two
acres in strawberries tills year, from
which he picked 564 crates, which
he sold through the local association
War conditions have not hurt Cam
den business conditions, according to
statements of banks, merchants, ho
tels and railroad and express office*.
Puling the past 60 to 90 days busi
ness has been above the average for
Wheat harvest has begun at Jones
boro, and reports from all parts of
the county say that the yield is the
best in Craighead county In many
years. There is an increased acre
All teachers in the Pine Bluff pub
lic schools will he vaccinated befort
the fall term begins in October.
J. O. Kberly has planted 50 acres
to cantaloupes. There are about 75
crates planted near Sulphur Springs.
Although Capt. James P. Clara-*
Jr., who spent three weeks at Pine
Bluff In efforts to raise a company
for the Third Arkansas Infantry, has
closed his office and abundoned bis
efTorta. a movement la on foot to
complete the organization of the com
Constable Bob Bice of Hoxie seiz
ed In u first-class passenger coach on
tho Iron Mountain 39 quarts, 151 pints
and six half-pints of liquor, under tftd
bone dry law.
C. C. Krmen has a 22-acre field oi
alfalfa near Osceola, which has had
two cuttings this year and has yield
ed 111 tons of hay. The flield will
produce more than 100 tons of hay ad-«
ditional during this year. At pres
ent prices the field will produce some
thing more than J3.600 this year.
Tho town of Knobel claims the
honor of flying the largest American
flag that floats between Jefferson Bar
racks and Texarkana on the line cl
the Missouri Pacific.
A green bean caused the death o'
a small negro child at Arkad»lphii
when the boy attempted to swallow it
The bean caught in his throat and u)
efforts to remove It were futile.
The Lafayette County Council o
Defense was organized in every towr
ship In the county. Each will send
delegate to the state meet Wig at Li
The second car of oU is being a
plied to the Rogers streets.
NO CLASS EXCUSED — ENTIRE
PROBLEM WILL BE HANDLED
ON INDUSTRIAL BASIS.
SELECTIONS IN FEW DAYS
Exemption Regulations Add Littlo To
Draft Law—Question Is Whether a
Man Is Entitled To Exemption
Because of Dependents.
Washington.—Regulations to govern
the next step toward selecting a na
tional war army from the millions
registered for service on June 5 were
issued at the direction of President
They leave to be prescribed later
the manner of determining the order
of liability of the men registered, but
set. forth in great detail the method of
arriving ut exemptions and work gen
erally of the local and district boards
named to carry out the task.
Exemption regulations add little to
the terms of the draft law, the ques
tion of whether a man between the
ages of 21 and 31 is entitled to exemp
tion because of dependents, the na
ture of his occupation or physical un
fltnesB being for the boards to decide
after proper investigation.
It is made very clear, however, that
there are to be no class exemptions
and that each Individual cose must be
decided upon Its merits.
All cases involving agricultural or
tndsurti&l exemptions will be passed
upon by the district boards—one for
each federal judicial district—which
also will decide appeals from deci
sions of the local boards.
The present intention is to call tnos«
selected to the colors about Septem
ber 1 or as soon thereafter as the
cantonments to house them can be
In n o no/xmno iii'lno Ikn
announcement of the regulation, the
president called upon the board of di
rectors to do their work fearlessly
and impartially and to remember that
"our armies at the front will be
strengthened and sustained if they be
composed of men free from any sense
of injustice in their mode of selec
Upon organizing, the local boards
will take over from the registration
boards all registration cards, which
they will number serially and list for
posting to public, view. Then after
having been advised of the method by
which the quota to be drawn from Its
territory (minus credit for enlistments
in the National Guard or in Regular
Army) each board will prepare a list
of persons designated for service in
the order of their liability, post the
Use, give it to the press and within
three days send to each designated
person by mail.
"Officers of the United Slates, of
the States. Territories and the Dis
trict of Columbia; ministers of re
ligion, students of divinity, persons
in the military or naval service of
the United States, subjects of Ger
many, all other aliens who have not
taken out first papers, county or mu
nicipal officers, custom house clerks,
workmen in Federal armories, arsen
als and navy yards, persons in the
Federal service designed by the presi
dent for exemption, pilots, merchant
marine sailors, those with the status
with respect to dependents which ren
ders their exclusion desirable (a mar
ried man with a dependent wife or
child, son of a dependent widow, son
of dependent aged or infirm parent or
brother of dependent orphan child un
der 16 years of age); those found
morally deficient and any member of
any well recognized religious sect ex
isting May 18, 1917, whose creed for
bids participation in war and whose
religious convictions accord with the
Claims for exemption because of de
pendents may be made by the man
himself, his wife or other dependents
or by a third party who has personal
ly investigated the case. A claim ;
made by the husband must be accom
panied by supporting affidavits signed
by the wife and by the head of a fam
ily residing In the same territory.
June-—"I will let you know my an
swer tomorrow night, Kreddle. If 1
am wearing violets it will mean ‘Yea.’ .
and don't order over a dollar's worth j
sent to me tomorrow afternoon. It i
Is time that you were beginning to '
A generous prayer la never pre
sented in vain; the petitioner is al
ways, I believe, rewarded by some
Appearance are decoltful. The
plate on the outside of many a Big
Gun's* private office says: "Push.”
tut if you want to know why the Big
Gun occupies his position, you will
have to look at the plate on the inside
>f the door. It says: "Pull.”
Probably the reason more city men
lon't go hark to the farms is that
. hey .un't accumulate fortunes big
\ nough.—Cleveland Leader.
Suggestions that may save
Marysville, Pa.—“For twelve years
I suffered with terrible cramps. I
..would have tq stay
in bed aeverni days
every month. I
tried all kinds of
remedies and was
treated bjf doctors,
but my trouble con
tinued until one day
I read about Lydia
E. Pinkham'e Vege
table Compound and
what it had done for
others. I'tried it
and now I am never
troubled with cramp* and feel like a
different woman. I cannot praise
Lydia B. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com
pound too highly and I am recommend
ing it to my friends who suffer as I did. ’ ’
—Mrs. Georoe R. Naylor, Box 72,
Young women who are troubled with
painful or irregular periods, backache,
headache, dragging-down sensations,
fainting spells or indigestion should
take Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable
Compound. Thousands have been re
stored to health by this root and herb
Write for free and helpful advice te
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. (con
fidentlal), Lynn, Mass. Only woman
open and read such letters.
Kill All Flies! DISEASE '
MMOL* MMM, IN M MU MM.. MMMU.VN. N. V.
Money nark without queatlon
If HUNTS CUKE falla In the
treatment of ITCH, ECZEMA, i
RINGWORM,TETTER orother f
Itching akin dlaeaaea. Price V
Mr at drugglata, or direct from t
LI Ikhwds IMicIm Co..HwrnihTti t
isentc KTiaYttiiiKtt Bestselling household article;
Agents large demand for good*; 126 to S>'4) a week;
tocceftB aesurod; Investigate uM>*8a^rU,tMU,|i.
W. N. U., LITTLE ROCK, NO. 27-1917.
NEW METALS BEING SOUGHT
Manufacturers Looking for Substitutes
for Those Now Used, Because of
Advance in Prices.
The recent advance in price of tunny
of the tnorv commonly used metals has
led manufacturers to adopt or consider
the adoption of various substitute
metals or alloys for certain purposes.
Ttie advice of the bureau of standards
has frequently been sought In this eon
m et Ion. An Itgerestlng Held of Inves
tigation Is opened up by such inquiries.
It appears that the inetuls tradition
ally and currently used for various
articles are In many cases mi better
adapted for the purpose than Others,
and u slight difference in price would
warrant a substitution. It Is not usu
ally possible, however, to suggest sub
stitutes otTliand. as there are many
factors involving manufacturing pecu
liarities, durability mid other physical
and chemical properties that tir.sl have
to be determined. “There Is." says the
bureau, “a very wide Held of research
here, which would undoubtedly repay
manyfold the efforts put upon It.”—
Still One More Taak to Face.
"So your long day's work is done?''
"Not yet. I've finished as far as
the office Is concerned, but as soon ns I
get home unit eat my supper I’ve got
to go with my wife to some moving
When you take n habit out for an
airing the habit rides.
The Danger ^
Zone for Man; Is
Some people find
it wise to quit coffee
when their nerves
begin to “act up.**
The easy way now
adays is to switch to
Nothing in pleas- J
ure is missed by 1
the change, and
greater comfort fol
lows as the nerves
Postom is econondcal
to both health and purse.
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