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giBj I DAILY PICAYUNE 1 *
OL. 1-NO. 101 (Successor to Dinner Horn) PRESCOTT, ARK., FRIDAY, M Y 15, 1908. PRICE: ONE CB]NT. 1NDALL RESUMES EXECUTIVE CONTROL rrives in Little Rock at Three O’Clock and Takes Charge at Once. _ JLEY NOMINATED FOR MAYOR overnor Pindall is Is uing an Appeal to Members of Legislature Not to Convene, and is Sending Tele grams to That Effect. jttle Rock, May 15, 9:50 a. m. >ecial by Long Distance.) - sterday was a big (lay in Lit Rock. The fact that a dem atic primary was being pulled to nominate a candidate for lyor and alderman, and the ex cted arrival of X. 0. Pindall to Bume charge of the executive Ice, helped to make the day fee of hair-splitting in matters politics. The campaign for mayor of ttle Rock was, up to the time e polls closed, one of the most irited the city has witnessed, id interest continued to be anifested until the final result as determined. Ex-Mayor Dulev was nominat p by a handsome vote over Poe id Ramey. . After the news of the result of le primary had somewhat suti ded all interest then centered l the return of Mr. Pindall, who rrived in the city at three o’clock lis morning and went lmmedi tely to the statecapitol building ndtook charge of the governor’s Bice. Former Acting Governor lamiter was there and surren ered the office with a little peech. Governor Pindall is on duty to av and is at this time issuing an ppeal to the members of the ^tfislature not to convene in Pecial session, and is now semi 14? telegrams to each member 0 that effect Opinion here is that Hamiter s ashamed of the fact that he ^as^nduced to issue the special all. One of the finest specimens of young cockleburr the cockleburr editor of the Daily Picayune has seen (speaker of the Oklahoma house of representatives except ed) was brought to our office yes terday afternoon by Hunter Scott. Hunter said that he pulled it from the fertile farm of Ed Gordon, and that Ed has 20 acres just as good as the sample. Civilized life is no less a con tention or contest than the other kind is. All the ice men seem to carry mud as a side line. Some two months ago or more, through the efforts of the busi ness men and the city council, the Arkansas railroad commission was induced to come to Prescott and investigate the demands made by the clamoring shipping public for better railroad facil ities at this place. The Commis sion, after looking into the mat ter and surveying the situation, ordered that an additional thous and feet of trackage be laid here. Since the order was made by the commission we have seen no move made toward making good by the railroad company. For twen ty years the newspapers of Pres cott. under different manage ment. have been clamoring for the lemoval of the present depot or the erection of a new one, but there was no concerted action of the populace of the town to back up the the newspapers. Now, however, conditions have chang ed. Everyone has awakened to GOLD AND SILVER BRAND SHIRTS Guaranteed to Wear Well— Coat style, $1 to $1.75 Soft Negligee Shirts, $1 to $1.75 All sizes. W. B. Waller. the fact that we not only need a new depot, but that more side track is needed here, and they so put it to the commission. The commission has ordered that we get the extra track, but the ques tion now is, does the commiss ion’s order “cut any ice;” will the railroad obey the commission in the matter? We are not ad vised as to how long the railroad company has in which to comply, but it would seem that some move ought to have been made by this time. When a man considers himself whole cheese he is limburger. What the reading public of 1908 demands is a newspaper that means something. Waytus Gee has a petrified shoe heel, but the latest we have seen in the way of something petrified is that brought to this office yesterday, found in Mrs. Harrell’s garden. It is a piece of petrified honey-comb. The chief concern of the far sighted man is to see his finish be fore it sees him. Gov. Johnson declares that he expects his support to come from the East and South. This puts it straight up to Cape Cod and Panama. 600D ROADS TALK One of the issues that have be come national, as much so as the tariff or finance, an issue that will not down, is that of good roads. It is being discussed in a most progressing and promising man ner in Congress, and out of the multitude of measures introduc ed must eventually come some good. There are several membeis who are making a hobby of good roads—and a mivhty good hobby it is, too - and one of them is Senator John H. Rankhead of Alabama, who said, in the course of an address recently made in the Senate on the subject: Good roads are avenues of pro gress, the best proof of intelli gence; they aid the social and religious advancement of the peo ple; they increase the value of products; they save time, labor and money; they are the initial sources of commerce, which swell in great streams and flow everywhere, distributing the products of our fit Ids, forests and factories. The highways are the common property of the country, their benefits are shar ed by all, and they are needed by all; they benefit all, and all should contribute to them. In this excerpt from his address has been condensed the strong est arguments that may be ad vanced for the improvements of public highways. And further he says in a con clusion thal clinches his argu ment: Do not let us have great mobs of the unemplo -ed, combining the scum of Eun >e with the mis led boysfromou* American farms so long as there are millions of | land waiting to be tilled, and homes waiting t< be built. Good roads will make farm life attract ive; they will br lg the isolated dweller closer t. his neighbor, and I feel con! dent they will check the mover, ont of our rural population to the great cities. A liberal police of internal im provement wil’ solve many problems that an now vexatious. - Arkansas Dei acrat. W. ti. u. [Mrs. Jennie Ian ’ittnian. Editor. | BEER WORSE THAN WHISKEY “If people drank beer as they drink whiskey it would not be as bad for them, but beer drinkers are guzzlers. They are always at it. every day : nd many times a day. Nature has no chance to mend th»‘ injurie done. The al cohol in «.»eer is just the right quanity and dil ted enough to find its way quic'.ly through the membrane of the stomach into the blood to be carried to every part of the body cloggling up the liver, rotting his kidneys, de caying his hear and arteries, stupefying his brain, choking his lungs, loading his body down with unwholesome fat, fastening upon him a variety of painful and sometime disgusting diseases. A life insurance company will not insure the life of a confirm ed beer drinker. “Scientific men who have n ade beer drinking a careful study confirm these statements. Dr. T. D. Crothesof 1'artford, Conn., superintendent o ‘ a sanitarium for inebriates, th n whom there is no higher authority on alcohol in this country, ays: “In ap pearance the bet - drinker may be the picture of lealth, but in reality he is mo‘ incapable of resisting diseast A slight in jury, severe cold or shock to the body or mind wil commonly pro voke acute disea? ■, ending fatal ly. Compared ith inebriates who use differen forms of alco hol he is more incurable, and more generally diseased. The constant use of »eer every day gives the system no time for re cuperation, but teadily lowers the vital forces. ’ “The most dar >erous class of tramps and ruffi; as in our large cities are beer jrinkers. One half of the suicid s in this coun try of beer drink rs. The larg est percentage of diseases in herited by child en come from beer-drinking pat ents. No coun try is more ala med over the ravages of drink than Germany, which is the greatest beer-drink ing country in th world and is just now engage* in introducing legislation great 1/ restricting the sale of beer. — Dr E. O. Taylor, in Gazette. — — -- • — .— OPEN D00* MEETING There will be a an open door meeting of Oak Grove local of the Farmer’s Un on on Saturday night, May 2; rd. Everybody cordially invited. There will be a good speaker to entertain you. W. C. Jones, Pres. A. K. Barr, Sec. THOS. C. MCRAE, PREST. THOS. C. MCRAE, JR. CASHIER. JAS. G. CLARK, VICE PREST. T. R. WfllGHT, ASST. CASHIER BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Ark. CAPITAL STOCK AHO SURPLUS $45,000 WE MAKE IT EASV for you to possess a bank account. You can open an account here with One Dollar—you can add to it as often as you wish in any amounts you desier. We are anxious to do our part and would urge you to avail yourself of the advantages and facilitiv we place at the disposal of patrons. Your business welcome here. HITCHCOCK LEADS BY 2,000 VOTES Nineteen Hundred Seventy Two Votes Polled Since Yesterday. MISS ALMAND AGAIN LEADS Much Interest Was Mani fested Yesterday and This Morning. Out of the nineteen hundred and seventy-two votes polled since yesterdav Hitchcock re ceived 1286, Dougan 636, Dan iels 39 and Moncrief 11. Miss Almand reeeived 1575 and and Miss Wilson 369. Interest is getting to a white heat in the veteran contest, but not so much over the veterans as over the young ladies, and what the outcome will be is hard to say. There is one thing certain, the time is fast growing to a close and it behooves contestants and their friends to get busy. A big bunch of votes came in too late foi today’s count and they will be counted tomorrow. The indications are that there will be a startling change in final totals in tomorrow’s count unless the other side gets busy. VETERAN CONTEST. L. P. Hitchcock.10635 E. W. Dougan. 8373 E. N. Daniel. 4750 Colonel Moncrief. 4375 Oscar Phillips. 602 G. P. Chalfant. 314 G. B. McGraw. 2 UMBRELLA CONTEST. Miss Hattie Almand.12269 Miss liola Wilson.11728 Kitty Aburrow. 256 Miss Ruth Moncrief. 140 (Candidates withdrawn). 1557 MEN VOTERS. M. E. Dougan. 905 Frank Grayson. 858 G. P. Chalfant. 659 Miscellaneous. 365 “BRYAN AND TAFT THE CANDIDATES” Missourian Says Nebraskan and Secretary as Oppo nents is Certain. New York, May 14.—David R. Francis, of Missouri, who has been suggested as a possible har mony candidate for the Demo cratic Presidential nominotion, is at Hotel Plaza for a few days. It is a foregone conclusion,” said he tonight. “ that the op posing candidates will be Taft and Bryan. T don’t think that anyone else will stand a chance of being nominated. I know Johnson, of Minnesota, and like him, but I cannot see where he has any chance in the Denver Convention. “ I would like to say that my own state, Missouri, will go dem ocratic this faii.” Speaking of the business out look, Mr. Francis said he saw many signs of returning prop perity. $3.50 $3.00 and $2.50 I MQueen Quality” Shoes have Prestige. What is Prestige? Twelve years continuous merit—$1,000,000 spent on memorizing two words—a huce wave of public favor—a mighty volume of apprecia tion—guannteed security—KNOWN WORTH. Is not this what you require in shoes? OZAN MERCANTILE COM’Y.