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Vo'L m NO. 34. PRESCOTT. NEVADA 'POI NTY, ARKANSAS, DECEMBER 11. 1884._*I,M> A YEAR.
NEVADA PICAYUNE. jnFjP*™, } Editors and Proprietor*. Filtered at the Postoffice, Prescott, Ark., ns Second Class Matter. trCHSCRlPTION, ^1.50 PER YEAR Fine line of! m is at '* V0„H.$1W>. , 65. V ” . 30. \ »♦ »• *’ . Piofe.sional Cards, 1 square,. 1— Business Cards, 1 „ 12 Job Work Neatly executed. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS Dr. E. R. Armistead, Respectfully tenders bis PRO FESSION AL S E R VICES totlie citizens of Prescott and vicinity. He may be found at his residence. Dr. ,1. D. Jordan. Or. J. T. Sloan. Jordan & Sloan, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PRESCOTT, ARE ANSAS. Offiiee at the Drug Storo of J. D. Jordan & Co. 4£. L. Hinton, M. D, PHYSICIAN ,-VND SURGEON, PRESCOTT, ARK. OfR. e on West Main Street ami residence on East &*coih1 Street. Dr. J. A. Pipkin, PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS. Offers hi* professional services to the pim ple of Prescott and vicinity. Office Prick Vnd door, W. Main rt. April Vo, G. W. Hudson, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. PUE3C0TT, A UK. Office at residence, on West Main St., Dr. Key’s building. I] am prepared to extract teeth DR. WOO'S : < Ml* rsbi* |»r<*r*s-iona] eorvic^ to nil n»f|iiiiin!» infiicnl or Mirtffroal attention. OfH«onl r«"? i«U*»Hr,lk)U^liton Anknn^iN. Lk'Wm AND NOTAR#. T1IOS. II. MO'ICM.IN". I.KSUE P. llOSS McMullin & Ross, Attoroeys and Counselors at La?, Office over Hinton’s Drug Storu, MAIN STREET, PRESCOTT, - - - - ARKANSAS. Will practice in the Courts of tlieN nth .Tuilieial Circuit, and in the Supreme? curt and Federal Court at Little Ruck. S|mm ial attention ijiven to tin* invostujntioTi of land t:,' *s and preparing abstracts of title tu re.vl e Cute in Nevada county. Business of any t'-d entrusted tu them will receive primm’t'attention. V'r-resjmmlenee solicited. Itm klen’s Antic* Sulvo. The best salve in the w orld fur ( uts, yuis es, Mures. Ulei r*. Sail Rheum F i-vnr Mures Tetter, Ctmpped Hand*. < hilhlalii*. Corn* and all Skin Eruption, and po-itivelv cure* Piles, nr no pity n*<|mr«*<l. U i# jjunrrtnti*p(i to "ivo pprf-wt shti'fau’tion. or m<*ncy rofund p<l. Vripo 25 renti jmt bottle* For sale by ^ *oncri« f & Urn. JillI:.!*.ason & Tompkins, Lawyers aid Insnraac a Apts PRESCOTT, ARK ASSAM, Practice inth Courts of Nevada and adjoin ing counties. Collections a specialty. Geo. P. Sinooto lhosi. C, McRae. Sinooto & Meftae, ATTORNEYS-AT -LAW Land and Collecting Agents, i’RESCOTT, - - ARKANSAS Practice in all the cortrts and make col ibetions in all parts of the state. Are agents for the following Insurance companies: CeTnmn, of New Yorek......o'* V nderwriters Agency, N. A.4.0.,7,112 **0 Springfield F. & M.2,C,:t2 KJt AVestorn Assurance Company...1.422.008 14 New Orleans.87ot588 02 Risks written throughout the county. 8*tf- Gin houses and farm JtWptrty in euivd We liovh nmoclatnl Witli nil TitiriiiK E. Hinton. AiCotney-nt latw. yrlin will giveypeciiil ntten to Collection* stiill Insurance. DRIGGS & CO 'S BARK■ 1>. I.. I.ATOt RKTTE. faSMlf. PRESCOTT, • - • ARKANSAS. Story of a Sensible Uncle anil an Extravagant Wife. “Unde Phil has been lecturing me a^ain!’’ exclaimed Mrs. Marian Dykes, as her husband came home to tea one evening. i‘I can not and will notf'&and it any longer/’ and the young wife dropped into a chair as though the remaining portion of her strength had left her. “What was the subject ot the lecture, dear?” inquired Mr. Dykes with a cheerful smile, as though he did not regard tlm situation as at all desperate. “You know very well that Un cle Phil has but oiio Yubject.” “And that is extravagance, or the reverse, economy/’ added Mr. Dykes. “Of'trbnrse that was the subject of the lecture; and you always take his side of the question. Un cle Phil has ten times as much in fluence with you as 1 have. What ever he'Bsys is right, and what ever 1 say is wrong,” retorted Mrs. Dykes rather warmly. “If supper is ready, 1 think we we had better attend to that next; anil we shall have tlie whole eve ning to discuss Unde Phil’s lec ture. The subject will keep for a while.” “Hut iMicie Piiil will be here to take part in tlie discussion; and that is just what I don’t want. He overshadows me entirely when he says anything, and I might as well hold my tongue aa speak,”said the wife. “Uncle Phil will not here, Marian. It is h».f past six, and he has to go to a church meeting at seven.” “Very well, hut T am going to have something done thik time. I won’t have Uncle Phil here any j longer. If he is to stay in this house I shall not.” Mrs Dykes was very young, and her angry pout, as she sailed out ! of the room, made liei look decid edly pretty; at least so thought her husband. Hut before she was fairly out, the door opened haul Un ole Phil came in. The door was ajar and lie must have been in the hall during some portion of the lady's severe remarks about him. Hut he looked as placid as if the earth had no sorrow for him. He was a man of fifty, though his hair and beard was quite enough'faV seven ty. lie uni not seem like a man who could be very disagreeable it’ he tred: Ho had a dcaconish look about Ids face, though not austere man. Certainly not one would have taken him to be a ship master but lie had spent most of his life at sea or in toreigYi parts. He used to rt+'i'A the llihle to hi* crew every Sunday, and never allow any swearing or other bad language in his presence on board ship. Though he was a “psalm singing skipper,” no man was ever more popular with his men than Cap tain Dykes. Uncle Hil had been married in life, but his wife died when he was absent tow a long voyage. He had recently given up the sea, and retired to his native town, now an important place of ten thousand in habitants. He found himself a stranger there, but. at bis own re quest, his nephew had taken him as a boarder. The gossips were not a little bothered to determine whether'the retired shipinastes was rich or poor. He engaged in every benev olent church enterprise, and con tributed moderately of hid means. Charles Dykes had opened a store in Tripleton a y ear before, j and cvreybody thought he was do ling well. Mrs. Djkes thought so, | though Charles himself insisted ! that ho was not making money : very rapidly; lie could not tell how j much until he balanced his books and look account of stock. In the ! main he was a ^rlulent, careful ! young man, of tit least was dis posed to be ro. Uncle Phil nlade a hasty supper I rthcl then welit to his meeting. He afcted just a little strangely for him though Inc smile had not deserted his face. He said less than usual and Seemed to be thinking very eafut-st'y about something. “I)o you suppose he heard what I said, Charles?” asked Mrs. Dykes after Uncle Phil had gone, i “I think not, hut you ought not to say anything behind his back you would not say to his face.” re plied the husband. “Uncle Phil is a good man, one of the salt of the j earth.” “lie is altogether to salt for me. If I should put too much salt in the j doughnuts, you would not like, them. Uncle Phli is saltier than ! Lot?s wi? '‘I am sorry you don't like him, Marian.” “I can’t like a man who is con-j tiuually tripping me up, and lec turing me on economy. You ought j to know bettor than he does what yau 6an afford.” “I am sure nothing but interest in us prompts him to shy anything, j If one means well almost anything can be excused.” “When I said that I wished you would keep a horse so I could ride out every day or two, he read a lecture halt an hour in length. Whether he heard me or not, I said just what I meant. You must get him out of the house in some way, Charles. Take your clerk to board and tell your uncle wo must have , the room.” ___ t. i . . . . V k >1 <11 “If I te'1 him to go, T shall tell the reason wliy I do so.” “1 am willing to bear all the blame. I don't want any one in the house to come between me and and my husband,” said the lady with a deal of spirit, “Uncle I’hil does not come be-' tween you and me, Marian. That is absurd.” “I have asked you, and even begged ydh a dozen times to keep a horse- Uncle l*hil t’tkcs sides with you against me.” “But he never said horse to me in his life. 1 can’t afford to keep j a horse.” j “Yes you can, Charles. They say you are doing more business • than Tinkli.ui and ho keeps two | line horses; and bis wife looks pat ! rouizingly downVm me fiom her j carryall when she nieces m*V-.f the street,” added Mrs. Dykes, with , considerable bitterness in her tone, j "I know nothing about Tink i lum’s business, and I do know ! something about my own.” replied Mr. Dyker. Before the trrppcr tilings wore I removed Charles Dykes laid prom I iscd to buy a horse and buggy, jt j appeared to be the only way in \ which he could induce bis wife to I allow Uncle “Phil 1.6 remain in the house. Doubtless be was weak to yield the point against his own judgment. In the evening ’Squire Graves made them a cJdl. Mrs Dykes was very glad ta wo* him, for ho bad a lady’s horse to sell. It was Just the animal she wanted, and as she had conquered her husband once that day, sfie intended to have the horse trade settled that evening. “Glad to see you, squire; any thing new?” the young merchant | began, doing the usual common places. “There'S news, but I suppose you have heard of it;” rej^ed the visitor. “I haven’t heard anything; whvt j ft it!” “Haven’t you heard that Tink ham lias been attached?” “Tinklmm! is it possible?” ex claimed Mr. Dydes, glancing at his wife. “It’s a fact; a keeper was put in to his stoi* this afternoon, and an attachment put on his horses and carriages.” “That was because ho kept two horses when one was enough for him,” interposed Mrs. Dykes. With her the moral was between two hordes and oti'tf. Before the sqdlrtt left he had Sold his lady’s boric. Mrs. Dykes was perfectly hippy, and Iter heart began to warm toward Uncle Phil, j When the retired shipmaster came 'ill from the meeting, there were a ddzen tilings she wanted to do for hif! comfort. The lady had beaten liet husdand and his uncle and she was satistled. /Jefore breakfast the next morn ing Squire Graves’ man led the . horse over and put him in the lit tle stable. One of the Horks was to take care of him. Undo Phil saw the pUrchosC, but lie said « nothing nnpleasant. Ho looked the animal over, said he was worth the hundred to be paid tor him in goods from the store. Mar ian even tlV'bgVt she liked Uncle Phil then, lie did not prophesy ain- evil or disaster. After breakfast the lady thought she would drive over to her father’s in the next town. She returned in season for din ner. But Uncle iMl! did not come] down to that meal. The lady rang the bed the second tiiiic with no] better result. Uncle Phil did not evidently hear’llie bell, for he nev er kept the table waiting for him. The door was wide oben and she went in. The shipmaster was not there. His trunk was not there, the picture of the Seabire in which he had sailed many a voyage, had been taken from the wall. Was it possible1'iVsil Uncle Phil had gone without even sayinfl tiood-bye to them.* There was a letter on the table. It was ad dressed to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dykes. With the letter in her hand she hastened down to the dining-room. To say that she was astonished and chagrined would not half express her feel ing. Uncle I’liil has gone!’' she ex claimed. “lie has left for good, bag and bagging.” She tossed the letter upon the table for she had not ihe courage to open it. “Then I suppose you are quite satisfied, Marian. You have got the horse, and got rid <*t Uncle Phil,” raid Mr. Dykes, greatly grieved to learn that the worthy man had gone; and he saw that he must have heard the impulsive words ot Mrs. I*)\ kek the evening before. Mrs Dykes dropped into her clmir at the table, and burst into tears. Just as she jiad bcmnft reconciled to tho boarder, ho had tied without even a word of ex planation. Stic intended to treat him with the Utmost'kindness and consideration, as a noble warrior treats a fallen foe. Just then she felt as though she would 'he will mg to'V)ke the horse to regain Un cle Phil. Charles opened the letter. It was very short, hut there was not a particle of bitternosss in it. lie should still pray for them, and tie sired to tlo all he could to serve amt make them happy. “I will go to him and beg him to come back, husband!” exclaimed the weeping wife. “You will never forgive me.” “I'am very sorry ’ V at he has gone, but I will not hate you, Mar ian. We will call upon him this evening at the liVrtel.” They did call. Uncle Phil was exactly the same ns lie had been before. He was glad to see them, and there was not fi particle of change in his tone and manner. Moth Charles and his wife tried to say something about his leaving their house; hut lie headed them off'every time. lie would not permit the mutter to lie mentioned. They went homo, u'nntylo evei1. to get in an apology. Both of them missed the kindly words and wholesome advice of the good man, though Mrs. Dykes would not acknowledge it. His good influence upon both was lost. Even Charles became reckless in his tinances. The close of Tinkham’s store brought more business to the young merchant for a time, though the bankrupt’s successor soon in^iit things exciting for him. A ruinous competition followed. No longer restrained by Uncle Phil’s prudent counsels, Charles branch ed out and grasped more than he could possibly handle. At the end of the year the bal enee sheet was not pleasing to look upori. 1 Hen followed a reck less attempt to recover loss ground. Notes at the Tripleton Hank be came very troublesome. Ono of them was given for a new piano. People said Dyke® was living too fast. The young merchant was worried. He had yielded to diie Vxtra^agauce, and there wasaioiig train behind it. Tho next balance sheet showed that he was three thousand dollars in debt, and his stock waj not worth half*tVcsum. He saw that he must fail. After supper one ev ening he told his wife all about it. It would be a terrible humiliation to fail, as Tinkliam had; and Marian wept as though her he Ait would break. In the midst of the scene, uncle Phil walked into the room, as he always did, without knocking. He often called. “Uncle Phil, I am g'ding to fail, for I can not pay a note of four hundred dollers that falls due to-1 morrow," said Charles bHrrlyJ when be Vfcw that lie could not con coal the facts from the good man. i "How much do you owe in all, Charles ! ” “About three thousand dollars,” groaned Charles. “Will three thousand put you on your feet, solid, Charles !” “Yes, sir; but I cAH’t raise three ( hundred.” “I will give you a check for three j thousand dollars in the morning. | I will be down at the store at .8 o’clock. 1 noticed that you have looked worried lately; bkft you said nothing to me.” “1 could not sav anything to you, mule; and I can not take your money, after what has happen ed.” ‘•Nothing hr, happened yet, and with the blessing of God,.] nothing shall happen.” “You may help me on one con dition,” added Charles, after some discussion. And that is that you will come back and live with its.” j Marian joitted Ih‘insisting upon this condition—the good man yield j ed. lie used no reproaches; he; would not even say, “I told you so.' The note was paid the next day, and in the evening Uncle Phil was : domiciled in his old apartment, iluite as happy as the' oH g people. Charles sold the lady’s horse, the buggy, the piano, and other extras, and reduced all his expenses to a very reasonable figure. Marian was happy again, and did not be lieve there whs any too much salt! about Uncle Phil. She had given up the business,ofcon<|iieringu hus band. In fact, both of them have come to believe that neither should ! conquer, or try to conquer the j other. After ‘n’^hilo it came out that ! Uncle Phil was worth at least fifty thousand dollars. Doubless the | church and the missions will get some of it; but it is probale that Charles Dyes will he remembered, though both he and his wife sin cerely hope that the good man will live till he is a hundred.—A". \ . | Advertiser, THE PENALTIES OF FAMF. —Bill N)o, in Cleveland Sun. Some years ago, when I was, younger, I was very eAs’Iy ap- i proachcd by strangers, especially! if they intimated that they Tied heard of me before. The most down-trodden and ofl'eusive hu man failure could borrow my watch and cliaui then, if be went at it right, and it was a cold day when I wasn’t called npon to feed some “great admirer ’’of mine, who had footed it through from Boston to the coast ii> ordor to snake hands! with me. * . i a.a not so much that way now. I would rather be famed for pants than pant for for for fame (stall-fed j humor.) When a pale-eyed tramp takes Vita by the hand nowadays and tells me how lie lias journey ed from Nova Scotia to see me, 1 perpetrate a little coop tie tat on him by asking him if lie lias a dol* lar in his clothes that I could hor- j row till next week. After that ( there is a lull in the conversation i that you could cut with a knife. Many years ago there was a red beaded conductor running No. 7 over the Sherman hill, whose name was Boils—at least that’s j near enough- No. 7 wasn’t really! a train of “varnished cars.” It was an emigrant train; but it bad a comfortable caboose with leather covered sea*® and an observatory on top and oil paintings in it paint ed by Michael Angelo 1’rang, and 1 Used to ride oyer the mountain with Boils in this caboose quite fre quently. One night there were several of us coming over the bill and we were having a g(fod, fair average , time smokiilg Alex Joolman’s ci gars r.ntl telling st/cnos as we pok ed along up the heavy grai e of the Union Pacific road from Cheyenne west. After "awhile Boils went through tlie train, With a self cook ing punch, and made the usual as sessment. Then lie camo back and told me that there was a lady in one of the cars ahead who had heard in some way that 1 was aboard, and was very anxious to meet me. lie said ho would go forward and introduce me if I wished. I rrtse majestically felt of iny mustache, to see if it was still there, and then went into the other ear where Boils introduced me to a corpulent woman shout eighty years of age, whose teeth were made for some one else. She couldn’t hear very,well either. Flic train made some noise, and so when she wanted very severely to liear what 1 said she tvai.ld lean jver on inv shoulder, with the 3old and somewhat soiled rim of !ier ear close to my face, so that she could catch my words''rs they Fell. She said she was just returning From the centennial. “Ah,” I said, “where do you go to celebrate your centennials now idays?” “Oh, dotvn to Philadalpby,” sho mid as soon as she had collected my question into her jumbo ears. “1 should think you would go to * | the Acropolis,” I said getting a lit-; Ho weary of my compahibn, “or to Pompeii, where they have a kind of reunion of ruins.” ‘•Yes we wont to I njinapolia, too,” she replied. And so we chatted along up the hill. While the boys were hav ing a nice .joyful little time, I was there yelling playful litte bon mots and such things as that into the dark recesses of an old emigrant’s ear, 'who, I afterwards learned, thought I was a foreigh mi. sionary on my way to my charge via ’Fris co. Finally f asked her to excuse me, as 1 had to go hack to the rear car to attend to a friend who was dy ing. U took me a long time to work this palpable falehoofl thro’ the neglected labyrinths to her mind, but finally she seemed to grapple with it all right. hen‘I e wanted to go, too. I told her no; it would certainly has ten the end. How I wanted to get hold of Boils and bring him to a head ! At last I |roi away from the agec conversationalist and went hack to the caboose. It was locked! I stood out on the platform in the cold all the way down the west side of the hill to Laramie, where we arrived at a little past midnight, us the train was late. I never felt any where near even with Boils until a year or so after ward, when the general superin tendent wrote and asked him if he wouldn’t be kiud enough to'resign, so as to give the 'stockholders a chance. He told Boils that if he would resign and get a job on a rival road, and bo as economical about turning in cash fares as he had been with him, the company would preccut him a gold headed cane. IJK.VTH.DK A UNO) WATCH. * "" I Later Ac'« omits of the Terribly Plague That lias faulted Such Fearful Mor. tullty In Kentucky and Virginia. A Courier .Tounml’s staff corres pondent investigating the plague in eastern Kentucky sends the fol lowing from Mt. Pleasant: T,lhe further l travel into this plagugue infected country the more horrible becomes the situa tion, and the more I wonder that the entire population, or at least that portion of it who have been attacked by the prevailing epidem ic, have not been swept into the world lieyowd. I am abie to write cleatly, after conversations with men from all parts of the country, who are here to-day from dis t.inccs ranging all the way from five to forty rnl'es to secure sup plies and have grinding done. The water mills in this county, as in most of the mountain counties, arc because of the scarcity of water, and the steam mill here is patronized by families living far and near. Fioni all sources of In formation I am a\:le to make an es timate which may be relied upon as being as nearly correct as any could be made without a pers onal visit to every froWec in the coun ty. There has been in Harlem comity since the latter pirtof August over ‘TH) deaths. Of these at least one-half have died from flux or cholera infantn n. super induced by the use of impare wa ter. There has been about 201 cases cf sickness known to bo flux, and a large amount of illness from other causes, especially among chii dren, such as whooping cough, bronchctis, summer complaint, etc., in many cases a complication of these diseases'e.xfstiii". The coun ty has but about 1000 inhabitants, and one in every twenty of these, basing the average on the estimate above giveh. 'died, '’"lie spring and summer up to the latter part of August was unusually healthy, then sickness began, and since then 00 per cent of deaths have occur red. I met and talked with I)r. ll!n;r, of this place, this morning. He is of the opinion that the recent rains and frosts have bad a tenden cy to abate the epidemic, the viru lence of which he thinks is gov erned by the temperature, lftlio weather becomes uniform, night and day, tlio diseases decrease, but cold nights and warm da.vs are 1 iclined to give it a new impetu ous. Ipecac has been until re. csntly tlie principal iegredient of prescriptions given by him, but a cholera cure consisting of two drachms of uhincoua, two drachms of nitric acid, two dr'«chms of sweet spirits of nitre and live ounces of Kpsotn salfs, the whole diluted with a quart of distilled water, lias been used with more success than anything yet hied. This is given in (loses ranging in size from otm lialf a vvi'if%!usstiil down to a ta iMCKpoomtii. in some cases qui nine ami Icptanderin have been prescribed with varying results. As to f, e diFeare living contagious I tind great diversity of opinion, but have arrived at at the conclu sion that it is so only when a dis charge from the bowels is allowed to stand and till the room with its bale'td odors, and when people are careless about cleanliness and ven tilation. In this conclusion every physician with whom I have talked supports me and it is doubtless correct, 1 have now teen at tbo county seats of three counties in which the infection has a foothold, | Knox, Hell and Harlan. In these, which .^re but on the outskirts of ! the district in which the diseas > has been most fatal, I sum up a to tal of over 400 deaths since the lat ter part of August from tfuir 'alonejpnd fully tlie same number i from other ills, mostly resultin'? 'from the use of impure water oe (mineral poisoned watej. If I in* j elude the deaths reported to mo | by Rev. Mr. Childers in both Men ifee, Wolf, etc., it would no doubt run the list tin to 1200. In a day ' or two more I will be in f.otelicy (county and Wise county, Virginity and atter my trip through tin t will no doubt be, able tq prei.y 1 closely estimate the number of vic tims in the entire territory which the scourge covers. From reports from Letcher received here, it n* | ex ident that the < uses of sickness 'have run up into 0 >) or 400, an l | the deaths have been about five out of ten ” Hon to Keep Your Rooms. i A look into the chamber of ab >y or gill will give one an idea of wlnfc 1 kind of a Vtv'n or woman be or she will probably become. A b(\v who i keeps bis clotlies bung up neatly, ; or a girl wbojc room is always I neat, will be apt to make a suc cessful mAh or woman. Or ire and neatness ore cssyntml to bur | comfort as well as tl'ht of others about us. A boy who throws dow i Itis eap or book anywhere will ney er keep his accounts in shhpe; will do things in a slovenly, careless, way, and not be long wanted i i any position. A girl who don't make her bed until aft’et dinner- - and she should al way do it bet -• ’ v rather than have a servaut do it - and throw jier dress and boini fc down on a cluiir, will make a poor wife in nine eases out of fen. If the world could see how n girl keeps her dressing room, many un happy man iages would be saved. —Alton.