ROAD COMMISSION TAKES
CTION IN THE CASE OF
R CENT WAS ASKED
Intrastate Emergency Increase
Per Cent, in Addition to Increase on
Interstate Shipments Sought—
Not To Press the Petition.
The Arkansas Railroad Commission
dropped the petition filed by the Cot
ton Belt, Missouri Pacific and Rock
Island railroads asking a 30 per cent
increase in intrastate freight rates,
taking the action on a telegram re
ceived from H, M. Adams, vice presi
dent of the Missouri Pacific, who was
chairman of the commission repre
senting the three roads which filed
That since the Interstate Commerce
Commission refused the carriers’ pe
tition for a 15 ner cent increase in
Interstate rates, the railroads did not
care at this time to prosecute the pe
tition filed here, was assigned by Mr.
Adams as the reason.
The petitions asked for an emer
gency increase of 15 per cent with
installation later of a scale of rates
based on the Interstate commission's
first order in the Memphis rate case,
which would hare added an addition
al 15 per cent.
BRIEF NEWS AND NOTES.
The highest cotton price ever re
corded at Conway was paid when F.
IT. Halter sold to Frauenthal &
Schwarz 11 bales of 1916 cotton at
26 cents a pound. The 11 bales net
ted $1,348, an average of $122.55 per
Hamp Williams of Hot Springs has
returned from Nashville, Howard
county, where he attended a good
roads meeting. The object of the
meeting was to get a turnpike from
Texarkana into Hot Springs.
A telegram was sent to United
States Senators Robinson and Kirby,
signed by about 20 Hope business
men, protesting against including cot
ton in the food control bill now pend
ing before Congress.
On the Fourth of July last year a
cow belonging to E. E. Smith, of
Stephens, gave birth to twin calves.
On the Fourth this year, a daughter
of this cow also gave birth to twin
Oil prospectors are showing in
creasing activity in Ashley county. A
well in the southern part of the
county is now down 2,600 feet, while
derricks for drilling are being erect
ed at Pine Prairie and at Synder.
Crop conditions in Randolph coun
ty are more favorable than for sev
eral years past at this season.
T. A. Hill lias resigned as mayor
of Hartford and C. L. Dodd, city re
corder, is now acting mayor.
Henry Staus, a Black Rock pearl
buyer, purchased a 35-grain pearl
from M. S. Gill of Ravenden.
Arkansas’ newest newspaper is the
Trail Blazer, published at Leslie by
W. N. Lncy.
Carload shipments of onions are
being made from Ogden.
Jerrell Davidson, 13-year old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Davidson,
of Enreka Springs, iias won a town
lot tn Atlantic City. Md„ in a puzzle
conducted by a development com
Most of the farmers of Grant coun
ty have the blues on account of the
dry weather Corn and nearly all
vegetation is burning up for the past
week and no indications of rain.
The little town of McRae shipped
*7 whole cars of strawberries con
taining 43,417 crates during the sett
aon jnst closed. The berries brought
Mammoth Spring has contributed
42 men to dlflerent branches of the
army and navy since May 1. The
auto truck company has 34 men ac
T. M. Martin, who lives at Martin
Springs, near Norfolk, found a 12
grain pearl. It is perfectly round,
and is one of the best ever found
Wheat threshing is now in full
blast at Knobel. ,1. R High has just
finished 18 acres that yielded 450
bushels and tested 62 pounds from
the machine and sold for $2.05 per
bushel. Most of it will be used for
Florine Hopkins, the three year-old
daughter of a produce merchant at
Waldron, fell into a swollen creek
last week and would have drowned
had not Otis Harris, 11 years old,
plunged in and rescued her.
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With large bodies of troops being
moved to and from the officers' train
ing school at Fort Logan ’ H. Hoots,
the establishment and equipment o(
the cavalry remount station and the
preliminary work on the construction
of the city being built to house the
men gathered here under the selec
tive draft, the whole part of Pulaski
county around the fort is rapidly
being transformed into a military sec
tion. Activity is most marked around
the site of the cantonment for the
Twelfth divisional area, where a force
of 200 men is laying a spur track
from the Missouri Pacific at Levy to
the site for the quicker transporta
tion of supplies needed for the con
struction of buildings, and si ill anoth
er force is at work on the buildings
themselves. The cavalry remount
station will be second only to the
cantonment in point of size and im
portance. The Arkansas guards have
quarters here, while in Little Rock re
cruiting offices for the army, navy
and Arkansas guards are being main
tained and applications are being
sought for candidates for the second
training camp for officers, to be open
ed at the fort in August. For the
whole county the civilian is being
overshadowed by the military.
At the officers’ training school the
seventh week of the 90-dav period
closed, and barely one month remains
before the present camp will make
way for the second school, scheduled
for opening on August 27. The school
personnel remains at approximately
1,500 men, the transfer of detach
ments of students to other posts being
offset by the arrival of regulars from
the army to aid in the instruction. A
change in plans will permit students
of the artillery branch of service to
remain here for the completion of
their instruction with the aid of the
First. Iowa battalion of artillery. The
battalion, which arrived here during
the week is composed of 546 men and
carries an equipment of 12 field
pieces and 100 horses. It is under the
command of Maj. Jacob Brandt. Capt.
L. S. Brooks and Capt. Edward Mc
Coy, Battery B; Capt. Otto Mull, Bat
tery C, and Capt. James L. Oakes,
the battalion adjutant.
Mrs. M. T. Alman, wno lives a mile
north of Gossviile, is suffering from
blood poisoning in her right hand,
caused from tlie peck of a setting
hen. Physicians says she will re
Several farmers in the vicinity ot
England have raised more than
enough wheat this year to supply
their needs. Carl Lee Bros, will ship
a carload of wheat from England
.1. E. fritz, Critttenden county farm
demonstrator, is asking the people of
Earle to establish a home market so
that the farmers and gardeners may
dispose of produce.
The commissioners of St. Francis
County Road Improvement Districts
Nos. 1 and 2 are offering about $400,
000 in bonds for sale to raise funds
for building roads.
Two young daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Finley of neat Cerro
Gordo were struck by lightning and
Instantly killed during a severe elec
Work on the Malvern water and
sewer system is progressing rapidly.
More than 1,000 feet of sewer pipe
have already been placed on the
Peek Bros, & MeGaugh of Decatur
nave produced 29,000 crates of straw
berries oil 10 acres in the past two
j years. The berries were sold for $6,
The Mena City Council has passed
an ordinance providing for a little
less than two miles of paving, and
forming an improvement district.
Two teams were drowned in Short
Mountain creek near Booneville last
week. The creek rose rapidly after a
hard rain. Joseph Willman, accom
panied by his family, drove into the
creek at the ford northwest of Paris
and his team and wagon were swept
away. He saved himself and family
and later was able to save the har
ness from his dead team. The fol
lowing day Sid Eoff attempted to
cross the creek at Sykes ford and lost
his team, a fine span of mules.
Lieuts. Gerald Folbre and Thomas
Delayney of Forrest City received
their commission from Adjt. Gen.
England's office in Little Rock. These
Forrest City officers will command
the two motor truck companies raised
here which will be called into service
about August 5.
The Prescott City Council lias
adopted a resolution providing that
all employes of the city who volun
teer their services to the United
States or who are drafted during the
war, upon their return will be ten
dered their present positions.
Arthur laivasque, who has been
foreman of the composing room of the
Morrllton Headlight, has leased that
paper from V. A. Beeson, editor and
owner, who has been given a commis
sion as captain in the Third Arkan
Fire, believed to have been started
by lightning, caused a loss estimated
at from $15,000 to JL’0,000 at the Fort
Smith Cotton Compress plant. No cot
ton was destroyed. A shed 4.000 feet
long, and the scale house burned,
’ SCENE OF EAST ST. LOUIS RACE RIOTS
—— ■■ 'i—■iwi«i«ii ■ ■ ———■*>——1——'mmmamM
Scene in the negro quarter of Kast St. Louis, ill., wh to about a hundred negroes were murdered during race
riots and their howes burned down. *
MUST LEAVE U. S.
FORMER ATTACHES OF EMBAS
SY AND CONSULATES ARE
Washiagton.—All German?, former
ly connected either with the embassy
or any one of the many consulates
in America, have been requested to
leave the United States.
Notification that their presence in
America is undesirable has been sent
to them by the State Department.
They were not told that they were
suspected of being spies, but the in
ference of their loyalty to the kaiser
might make it difficult for them to
remain in this country without at
tempting to send informaion of a mil
itary character to their government,
was made clear.
Among the nrst to go win ue nei.i
I rich Schaafhausen, formerly attach
| ed to the German embassy, but left
i belaud by Count von Bernstorff, and
since attached to the department of
German interests of. the Swiss lega
| tion. In addition to Schaafhausen,
there is a long train of clerks and
servants—at least they have served
in such capacities in this country
1 although the government has no
means of knowing definitely what the
exact status of most of them is with
j the German government. There is
ground for belief that some of them
j are persons of more importance to
I the German intelligence system.
Dr. George Barthleme, the author
| of the much discussed dispatch to
i the Cologne Gazette at. the time dip
lomatic relations were severed, still
! is in Washington, but is required to
1 report to certain government officials
J in person twice a week. Although
the bulk of the German and Austrian
embassy staffs departed with their
ambassadors, two of Germany's allies
still have their representative here.
There are many indications that
th* government is taking steps to
tighten the spy net and make even
more difficult the going of military in
formation to Germany.
When the government agreed to al
' low the transfer of many former
German employes to the Swiss lega
tion and consulates there was no
state of war between the United
States and Germany. But the declar
ation of war and the knowledge that
Germany maintains an efficient spy
system here have changed the gov
Revolutionist Is Freed.
Havana.—Alberto Barrera, who was
elected governor of Havana province
In November, T916. and who bus been
in prison ever since the outbreak of
| the last revolution In Cuba, has been
i piven bis liberty under a bond of $10.
Airplanes Aid Pursuers.
xla»ndon For the first time in this
j country the police used airplanes here
I the other day in an effort to track
the murderer ot a girl found half
hurled in a wood near London. Three
machines were used to patrol sparse
ly populated districts.
To Begin Draft Soon.
Washington. — Arrangements for
the selection for draft in the new
national army were taken up by Sec
retary Baker and Provost Marshal
Import Duties Lifted.
Mexico City.—The government an
nounces that import duties on auto
mobiles, wagons and all farming ma
chinery have been removed until De
BOWED TO BLOW OF FATE
Small Animosities Forgotten When
Enemy’s Stroke Made Them
Comrades in Misfortune.
There have lived at Hartlepool, Eng.,
side by side for many years a cranky
old bachelor and a spinster of doubt
ful age. Their houses were adjoining,
but the owners were not on speaking
terms. The story of how their quar
rel arose is safely locked within their
«wu breasts. Suffice it to say that
GUARD ENTERS U. S.
SERVICE AUGUST S
PRESIDENT WILSON PAVES WAY
TO SEND STATE TROOPS
14 CAMP SITES ARE READY
Seven Sites Selected Are in South
eastern Department, Five in South
ern and Two in Western—Will Be
Relieved of Old Militia Status.
Washington.—The last step neces
sary to make the entire national
guard available for duty in France
was taken by President Wilson with
the issue of a proclamation drafting
the state troops into the army of the
United States on August 5.
To make certain that the purpose
of the national defense act is carried
out. the proclamation also specifical
ly declares the men drafted to be dis
charged from the old militia status on
that date. In that way the constitu
: tional restraint upon use of militia
! outside the country is avoided and
the way paved for sending the reg'
ntents to the European front.
Prior to the application of the draft,
regiments in the northern and east
ern sections of the country are call
ed into the federal service as na
tional guardsmen in two increments,
to he mobilized on July 15 and 25.
Many units already are federalized
and presumably they will he mobiliz
ed with the other troops from their
states. The guard from the other
states will be mobilized on the day
of the draft. The arrangement was
necessary to provide for movement of
the regiments south to their concen
tration camps without congestion and
to the same end the division of states
into these increments was revised
from tlie original schedule.
The operative date of the draft
was delayed until August 5 so that
all regiments can be taken into thu
army simultaneously to avoid inequal
ities in the relative rank of officers.
Fourteen camp sites for the sixteen
tuctieal divisions into wnich th'
guard will Be organized for war pur
i poses have already been selected and
I the militia bureau is preparing the
I railway routing of the troops to the
I camps. Seven of the sites selected
I tire in the southeastern department.
| live in the southern and two in the
i western. The two others will be .n
the southeastern department, and un
til they are approved assignment . f
regiments to camps and divisions can
not be fully worked out. The only
two divisions postively assigned are
the nineteenth, including the Califor
nia guard, which will go to Linda
Vista, Cal., and the twentieth, includ
ing Oregon, Washington and other
states in the northwest, which will go
to Palo Alto, Cal.
Paris. Four ambulance drivers of
I tlie American Held service have been
| decorated with the war cross by
| General Gouraud. They are Benjamin
F. Butler and John M. Grierson Jr. of
i New York; Brownlee B. Goul, Tolo
; do, and H. Wvnkoop Bubinkim. Chi
cago. They were cited for courage
Des Moines Confirmed.
Washington.—Pcs Moines, Iowa,
was finally confirmed by Secretaiv
Baker as the site of one of the 16 na
tional armv cantonment sites.
; their aversion to each other's sight
and habits of life has furnished many
an amusing incident to the neighbor
hood. The attack ou her cats and the
defense of his rude-mouthed parrot had
afforded many a scene of violent out
burst of loud temper and abusive lan
guage. Then came the early morning
raid of the German cruisers. He was
Just out of ids bath, enwrapped in a
towel, aud she had just disembarked
from the deck of her four-poster when,
crash! a fearful crash that seemed
| like the crack of doom, and amid the
MEXICO 10 BREAK
WITH KAISER BILL
A NTI GERMAN SENTIMENT GROW
ING IN SOUTHERN REPUBLIC
—WAR IN THIRTY DAYS.
El Paso, Texas.—Since the pro-ally
campaign in Mexico was first started
by El Universal in Mexico the sen
timent favoring the alMes has reach
ed Northern Mexico and (luring the
pasi 30 days a well-defined move
ment favoring an open break with
Germany and the alignment of Mexi
co on tiie side of the entente allies
has developed. This has been in
spite of the pro-German sentiments
published daily in Chihuahua City
and in other papers believed to bo
subsidized by the Germans in the
A reflection of this sentiment was
seen recently in the statement by
Gen. Francisco Gonzales, acting com
mander-in-chief of the northeastern
military zone, with headquarters in
Chihuahua. He was overcharged by
the German firm of Ketelsen & Dege
tau for some padlock*. The malin
ger was arrested and placed in the
: penitentiary. The German consul
1 made a demand for his release "in
the name of the imperial German gov
ernment and the kaiser,” according to
' a Mexican official, who was present
at the time.
“Tell the German consul he. the
imperial German government and the
1 kaiser may all go to hell." Gen. Gon
[ /.ales answered.
Prominent Mexicans, men in close
touch with the capital, predict Mexi
j co will declare war on Germany with
in HO days. According to these men.
all German money in Mexico City.
Torreon, Chihuahua City and other
banks will be seized as soon ns war
is declared, the German boats in Tam
pico and other ports will be seized,
thereby giving Mexico a much-needed
merchant fleet, and all Germans will
either he interned or deported a!
i once, their properties bcjng confis
cated. The Tampico oil fields will be
1 made safer for the^oil supply of tne
allied fleets by declaring a zone in
; which traffic would be restricted, an 1
; the mines, smelters and mills re
I opened at once to produce munitions
i for the allies.
"We cun do nothing in a military
i way in ICurope.” said one of them.
| “But we can make Mexico safe for
the allied nations and for their prop
j erties. We can show our sympathy
with the some cause for which we
have been fighting for the past six
years by aiding the allies in every
way even though we are unable to
assist materially in the war."
The anti-German sentiment Is not
unopposed in the north, as the Gcr
| man residents of Chihuahua City. Tor
reo and other places have been spend
j ing money lavishly entertaining otli
jcials, army oflicers and influential
] citizens. But with the usual German
method they seem to have overplayed
their hand and brought about a reac
tion by causing the naturally suspi
cious Mexicans to suspect they had
an ulterior motive In their friend
Gen. Scott Se?c Battle.
Petrograd. MaJ. Gen. Hugh L.
Scott, chief of staff of the United
States army and attached to the
; American commission to Russia, ar
rived at the southern tront just In
■ time to witness the beginning of the
Russian oftenbive on July 1.
Two Dakota* “Dry "
Sioux City, S. f).—Both North and
' South Dakota became “dry" when the
I prohibition laws became effective
; blinding du*t and falling rubble they
were discovered each to other, only a
| few feet separating them, proBtrate
! on their respective floors from shock,
i but otherwise unhurt, for the partition
! wall between them had been blown
down. Fate had saved their lives, hut
had laid them inmost in each other's
Sociability is cl! right, but never try
to introduce a lobster to watermelon
aud ice treatn.—Los ton Advertiser.
Girls! Use Lemons!
Make a Bleaching,
The Juice of two fresli lemons Strain
ed Into ii bottle containing three
ounces of orchard white makes a
whole quarter pint of tlie most remark
able lemon skin benntifier at about Hie
cost one must pay for a small jur of
the ordinary cold creams. Cart* should
be taken to si rain the leinoh juice
through a tine cloth so no lemon pulp
gets in. then this lotion Will keep fresh
for months. Every woman knows that
lemon Juice is used to bleach and ‘re
move such blemishes as freckles, sal
lowness and tan and Ip the Ideal skfti
softener, smoothencr a is I beftoBfier.
Just try It! Get three ounces of
orchard white at any pharmacy and
two lemons from the grocer and amfcc
up a quarter pint of this sweetly fra
grant lemon lotion and massage it
dally Into the face, neck, arms and
hands. It natnrnlly should help ♦«
soften, freshen, bleach and bring out
the roses and beauty of any skfci. It
Is simply marvelous to Kinoothen
rough, red hands. Adv.
The Natural Tongue.
"If birds could talk, wliat. laagiilge
would they speak?”
“Pigeon English, of course.”
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. Y6u know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it i*
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. The
Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron
builds up the system. 30 cents.
Takes a Back Seat. y
••Th»\\ say ho is an authority on tin*
■■He is until hr talks to his wife-" ;
FOR ITCHING. BURNING SKINS
Bsthe With Cutlcura Soap ajid Apply
the Ointment—Trial Free. •
For eczemas. rashes, Pollings, lnrita
tlon.s. pimples, dandruff, sore hands,
and baby humors, Cutlcura Soup and
Ointment are supremely effective. Be
sides they tend to prevent the*? dis
tressing conditions. If asial for every
day toilet and nursery preparations.
Free sample each by mall with Book.
Address postcard. Cntloura. IVpt. L,
Boston. Sold everywhere.—A4v.
An All-around Surprise.
When tin1 lirst shipment of frozen
eggs hud arrived, tlieir extreme hard
ness astonished (lie brokers, and a gen
ilcmnn calling at ii broker's otllee was
amazed to see him taking aim at the
Mali witli an egg.
“What the dickens are you doing?”
lie ask«*d. ,
But the man let tlrl-ve, the only re
sult being n slight dent In tin* wall
The thing being explained‘him.
be took n couple of eggs and put them
In Ids trousers pocket, Intending to
startle his wife with them. Arriving
home, he waited till the family were
seated at dinner and then ImugfOl one
of the eggs at tile new wallpaper.
But the smile quickly faded from 'Us
face. The egg bud thawed.
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The railroad olllelul Invited the stern
eitieen to eommunictile his troubled
*‘l want you to give orders;".' de
manded the visitor, "that the engineer
of the express which passes titrough
Rim Grove at About 11:>16 be ttes
trubied from blowing bis whistle oti
Sunday monitugs." i «
"Impossible!" exploded the ofllcbll.
"Wlmt prompts you to make such a
“Well, you see," explained the -citi
zen In mi undertone, “our paptvr
preaches until lie bears tlie whistle
blow, and that confounded ex pres *
v.as twenty minutes late last Sunday."
Jail lib. r
Many of us feel most keenly th«
emptiness of things here below tdftutt
dinner time. ,
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