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VOL. 1-NO. 111. (Successor to Dinner Horn) PRESCOTT. ARK., THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1908. PRICE: ONE CENT. ANOTHER BOMB-SHELL! Again we tear things apart in the clothing trade by the offer of men’s and youths sints of the finest grades made in America at about half prices. Thought v\r had touched the limit in value giving in our offer of the past few weeks. Rut here s another surprise as great or greater. THIRTY-FIVE HUNDRED SUITS, an entirely new lot from a tailor who doesn’t advertise to general public but who is recognized by the trade as one of the four or five leading makers of fine clothing in the city ot New York. These suits show his genius as a designer and his scrupulous care as a tailor very plainly. There is no finer clothing made in ready-to-wear and ii is infinitely superior to all but the very highest class custom tailoring. Fabrics and patterns arc the best the season knows. Plenty of the greenish grays, silver prays and smoky browns in shadow stripes and hair line pattern, the very patterns and weaves a custom tailor charges most for. Almost all the suitings are imported (.crmari and English weaves, also high class blue serges, thibet and vicuna. PRICES ARE: $3.50, $5.50, $8.75, $12.00, $15.00 Not one suit in the lot made to sell under $25.00; ful ly halt are the regular $30.00suits of the specialty cloth ing stores. Sale will last 14 days only. Also a special re duction on men’s, hoys, ladies and children’s shoes, tan oxford ties tan christy ties, the smartest foot wear in town. All these must he sold at a sacrificed price. Also a hip lot of gents furnishings, shirts and neck wear of the latest shade and style. Why not he your own judge and convince yourself? No trouble to show goods as our goods talk for themselves. Come one, come all to the j i NEW YORK STORE, L. SUCKLE. P roprietor. SITUATION IS VERY CRITICAL It Is Predicted That the Riv er Will Reach a Stage of 28 Feet at Pine Bluff. Pirn* Bluff, May 27. Capt. J. M. Hudson, the local observer, predicts that the river will reach 28 feet here by Friday. This will be five ft ft higher than the flood stage, and it is doubtful if sever al of the levees below Pine Bluff will hold wit h this stage of water. Planters below this city are bus ily engaged m repairing the lev ees anil several thousand sacks have been shit ped out of Pine Bluff to be tilled with sand and used in -trengthening the levees. The lc\re at lleekatoo in the Linwood o d Auburn district is consider! d weak, and it is barely hoped that his levee will with stand a 'ago of 2»> feet. The levee at he state* farm is also in ganger and the levee at John M. Grade’s g ,mtation was cut dur iugtht1 i e event weeks ago to prevent the upper portion of it from be ng washed away. The lug d e which is coming is pe principal topic* of con versa lion in Pmc Pin If t .day and the •utcome u ill he awaited with treat an iety. The* river has •oen higher at Port Smith than he present stage only twice since 1 'ib. stage at Fort **ith " a '.ii.ti feet, and reach ^ a stagv of 2.x.2 feet at Little f°c’k, while in lHf*X it reached a o| | fcc*t at Fort Smith ;nd 00xent to 27.5 at Little l'1 the stage at Fort Smith was 33.3, and at Little Rock a stage of 27.8 was record ed, thus showing that it is diffi cult to estimate the effect of high water at Fort Smith on the lower guages. 1 f there is no rain be tween Fort Smith and Little Rock a large quantity of the water at Fort Smith will overflow the banks and not return to the riv er, thus wasting a considerable portion of its volume. This fact causes the variance in the re sults on the guages below Fort Smith. The situation below Pine Bluff is extremely critical, as the riv er is already bank full at some of the lower river points and the Mississppi river is so high that its waters have hacked up in the Arkansas for some distance. It is impossible to make a pre diction with any degree of cer tainty, and there is nothing to do hut to wait and in the mean time to take every precaution in | strengthening leeves. ^ - TO MY PATRONS 1 will move into the Com mercial Hotel in the Gee Block. June the 1st, where I will be bet ter prepared to take care of my trade. I want to thank my old customers for their patronage and assure them that my new quarters, will be better equipped in every particular for their con venience and comfort. All my country friends are cordially in vitedtoeat with me when in town. Remember the place, The Com mercial Hotel. Mrs. Josie Mahoney - The Iron Mountain will put on sale tickets to the Birmingham Confederate reunion, June 6 to 8, inclusive, at a rate of $11.55 for the round trip from Prescott,lim ited for return to leave Birming ham June 20. See local agent for any other information NEW LAWN— We have just received a **no of new lawn—in the new border designs—in stripes and poka dots. From 15c. to 25c. yer yard. W. B. Waller. AS TO THE BI6 FOUR. The Little Rock papers are hav ing considerable to say just now as to who will be selected as the “Big Four” to represent Arkan sas at the Denver convention,and the Arkansas Democrat very apt ly says that “there are many good men outside of the official ranks who are willing to serve the state and party.” The Dem ocrat also makes a few sugges tions, and calls attention to the fact that Hon. J. H. Herrod, J. K. Jones and Judge John Ike Moore are good timber for the “Big Four” delegation. We are with the Democrat in its move to select delegates who are not of fice holders. Let us pass the par ty honors around, but while we are at it let us send men to Den ver who are friendly enough, at least, to serve in caucus together should the occasion arise. Nevada county has one of the brainiest and best men in Arkan sas on its delegation to the state convention, one that has served in the national congress for twelve years and who knows nat ional politics and national politic ians, but who, for the past six years has been at home among his people assisting in every way that a good citizen can in the up building of his state and commu nity; a man who would add dig nity, strength and conservatism to the delegation. We speak of Hon. Thos. (J. McRae of Pres cott. INTERURBAN WORK TO BEGIN SOON Illinois Company to Finance Line From Little Rock to Hot Springs. President J. C. Kramer, of the Little Rock and Hot Springs In terurban. announced last night that actual construction will be gin on the line within <50 days. The company which will build the road is now organizing in Illinois and will furnish $1,2()0 000 for financing the enterprise. Cars will run directly from the Hotel Marion, in Little Rock, to Eastman at Hot Springs, it was stated. Although no application for franchises in either city has been made, it is understood that the line will traverse the busi ness section of Little Rock on Lousiana street. —Arkansas Ga zette. BRYAN AND TAFT ARE FOR PUBLICITY Taft He Also Favors Publi cation of Campaign Con tributions. Washington, May 2f!. When Secretary Taft reached his office: today he found a number of news paper men charged with inquiry as to what answer he intended to I return to the invitation from W. J. Bryan to join him in an effort to secure the enactment of a bill requiring publication of campaign contributions. The secretary re plied that he had not seen any communication from Mr. Bryan on this subject, and in fact it was several hours later before the telegram reached him, as fol lows: “I beg to suggest that as lead ing candidates in our respective parties we join in asking Con gress to pass a bill requiring publication of Campaign contri butions prior to election. If you think best, we can ask other can didates to unite with us in the request. (Signed) W. J. Bryan.” Secretary Taft had meanwhile, and before he had received this telegram, had a talk with the president at the White House, so that he was prepared immediate ly upon his return to the War De partment to give out for publica tion his answer as follows: ‘‘Hon. William J. Bryan, Lin coln, Neb.—Your telegram re ceived. .On April 30 last, I sent the following letter to Senator Burrows, the chairman of the Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate: ‘‘My Dear Mr. Burrows.- I sincerely believe that it would greatly tend to the absence of corruption in politics if the ex penditures for nomination and election of all candidates and all contributions received and ex penditures made by political com mittees could be made public, both in respect to the state and national politics. For that rea son I am strongly in favor of the passage of the bill which is now pending in the Senate and house bringing about this result, so far as national politics is concerned. I mark this letter personal, be cause I am anxious to avoid as suming an attitude in the cam paign which, it is quite possible, I shall never have the right to assume, but so far as my person-, al influence is concerned, I am anxious to give it for the passage i of the bill. Very Sincerely yours, (Signed) ‘‘William H. Taft.” “Since writing the above in answer to inquiry, I have said publicly that I hoped such a bill would be passed. (Signed) “William H. Taft.” I -- HELL AND JONES. Editor Daily Picayune: I am informed that the pam phlet “Am I a Heretic” by 0. S. Jones, is the product of your press. Therefore, I wish to make a remark about that same pam phlet through the columns of the Picayune. Mr. 0. S. Jones states in his attempt at vindication for his position on the question of Hell that “Catholics anathematize all Protestants as heretics and consign all of them to eternal i punishment.” I wish Mr. Jones would seek his information about the teach ings of the Catholic Church from Catholic sources. He would find I IHOS C. MCRAE. PRESI IHOS C MCRAE. JR. CASHIER. JAS. G CLARK. VICE PRESI T R WRlGHT, ASST CASHIER BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Ark. CAPIIAl SIOCK AHIJ SURPIUS STS,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 facilities we place at the disposal of patrons. Your business welcome here. that she holds most firmly that no one, pagan or Christian, will ever be eternally punished here after who has not with full knowledge and deliberate con sent turned his back upon God and died in grievous sin. Thus, if a pagan can avoid Hell, surely a Protestant who believes in the D vinitv of Christ and accepts Him as his personal Savior can do the same. On the question of Hell as a place of eternal suffering for the damned, tormented by countless demons armed with many instru ments of torture, nothing but a fathomless abyss of impenetra ble darkness and imaginable stench, where snakes, griffins, worms, and blue tongued flames encircle and entwine the writh ing bodies of the lost the Cath olic Church deprecates such stuff as a Hell of immagination only, envolved in bad taste out of the fertile brain of some exaggerat ed preacher, or from too liberal an interpretation of highly figur ative passages of Scripture, that the language of poetry should not be confounded with the Gos ple of Jesus Christ. Although the common teach ing, based on many passages of Scripture (Matt xii. 42; Luke xvi. 24; Heb. x. 27; Aj>oe. xx. 1), etc.), is that in hell there will be a sensible suffering caused by fire, the only official definition given by the church herself is that the chief punishment of hell is the loss of the vision of God, andall that this entails. 1 he child-like spirit is the most becoming to the Christian. He. who reads the Holy Bible prayer fully, will never pit his poor little human intelligence against the things of (iod whether he under stands them or not, He knows that God will give him light enough to understand all that is needful, and grace enough to en able him to lead a Christ-like life. A. D. Meridith-Beaufort. FEDERAL BUILDING FOR HOPE Has Been Provided By Con gress To Cost Fifty Thousand Hope, May 23. A message was received in this city today, stat ing that Hope has been awarded a federal building, to cost $50,000, by a bill that has been passed by congress. The measure now only requires the signature of the president to assure the ap propriation. At a recent meeting of the city council, an ordinance was read the first time, providing for re naming the streets of the city, and numbering the houses, for inaugurating the free delivery of mail, which has been authorized by the postal department. Nashville News. 4MM» - Have your harness and sad dles repaired by a man of exper ience. Buggies painted, and all other repair work. Mention your trouble. Phone 219. John ' Lancaster. . Dr. R. L. Hinton is still in the Optical business. Has had 20 years experience. Will give satisfaction or your money back. Will repair broken frames. Office at Geo. Terry’s store. On June 1st 1908,1 will agaiiu take charge of my restaurant West Main Street, and respect fully solicit your patronage. Mrs. I. S. Black. UMBRELLAS TO RAISE We have just received a shipment of thirty dozen umbrellas and parasols in all sizes and grades, from the small child’s parasol to the largest umbrella. We have some social bargains in these. PRICES, 25c. to $2.50 each See Our Show Window. OZAN MERCANTILE COM’Y. PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS.