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THE DAILY PICAYUNE VOL 1-NO. 178. (Siccessw to Dim Hon) PRESCOTT, ARK., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26. 1908. " PRICE: TWO CENTS. three boys arrest ed IN LITTLE ROCK Arrests Have Put a Stop to So Many Bold Daylight Robberies. Little Rock, Aug. 26.-Rapid strides to putting a stop to the thievery which nas been so com mon in Little Rock during the past month, are being made by Detectives Morgan and Vick,and in the past week they have made a number of important captures. All have been of the sneak thief order, and the arrests have put a decided check on daylight rob beries. Yesterday they took in three white boys, 12, 13 and 14 years old, who have run away from their homes and subsisted by their wits here for several weeks. They are, John Barnes, of Oklahoma City, Fred and Les lie Lansdown of Huntsville, Ala. One of the boys was caught while slipping into a house. The others were close by, but none werecapt ired without a chase. The detectives have telegraphed to the boy’s parents to see if' they are wanted at home, if not they will be punished. Plumbing, Steam Fitting, Gas Fitting. Reasonable Charges on Work. Qlvo mo a trial. FRANK TERUSEN, Plumber Telephone No. 20. ACCUSED OF HORSE STEALING Geo. Perkins, Alias George Cooper, Is Arrested, Now In Jail. Little Rock, Aug. 22. — Munch ing on a bunch of grapes, Geo. Perkins, alias Geo. Cooper, stood in front of the Capitol theatre yesterday afternoon and paid no attention to a young man who walked past him a couple of times anb closely studied his fea tures. A few minutes later Per kins would have given much to have seen him and made his es cape. Perkins is charged with horse stealing, and his career in this section was short. He is alleged to have stolen the horse of J. E. Osborne, of the Mercan tile Trust Co,. Saturday and rid den it into Saline county, where a trade was made with G. B. Ar nold, of Germania, Pei kins tak ing a mule and $50 for his horse. Perkins then rede the mule into Little Reck, sold the saddle and turned the mule loose. Arnold came to Little Rock yesterday, boasting of his fine trade only to learn he had a horse upon which he had no claim. Arnold, ac companied by his son, started out to see if they could find Per kins, after a long search young Arnold saw him standing in front of the theatre, and he soon had Deputy Allnut, who had been assisting all day in the search, on the scene and Perkins went to the councy jail. Arnold and his son are positive in their identification, but Perkins denies ever seeing them. Perkins is an intelligent looking young man of about 26 years, and the officers are positive he is wanted he is wanted somewhere. THOS C MCRAE. WEST. TMOS C MCRAE. JR. CARRIER JAS G CLARK. VICE WEST. T. R. WRlMT. ASST CASHIER BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Ark. BANKING BUSINESS ■ HAVE more or left of it. Possibly lT IIII it is with us. Such being the case " you know something of our service Hut if not a patron, wouldn’t it be well for you to become one ? (*UR SAVINGS DEPARTMENT is calculated to serve all classes, the old and the young, the poor and the rich. It receives deposits from ONE DOLLAR and upwards, and allows four per cent inter- j est, compounded semi annually. your accounts are welcome here. Arfents (or (ho V_ I Red Cross Shoe ■——.— . Out fall line just received patents, vici and tans PpICE . $3.50 to $4.00 Others are $2.25 to $3.00 and new. W. B. Waller. JOHN HALTOM WILL GET $160,000--NIT The Old Gag of the Russian Banker Is Tried but John Is “Wise” People who know John Hal tom would think that he would be the last person on earth f-> be come a dupe to the old Russian banker game, but he received the usual letter, which follows: Madrid, 8-8-08 Dear Sir: Although I know you only from good references of your honesty, my sad situation compels me to reveal to you an important affair in which you can procure a modest fortune, saving at the same time that of my dar ling daughter. Before being imprisoned here I was established as a banker in Rnssia as you will see by the en closed article about me of many English newspapers which have published my arrest in London. I beseech you to help me to ob tain a sum of 480,003 dollars I have in America and to come here to raise the seizure of my baggage, paying to the Registrar of the Court the expenses of my trial and recover my portman teau containing a secret pocket where I have hidden the docu ment indispensable to recover the said sum. As a reward I will give up to you the third part, viz: 160,COO dollars. I cannot r< ceive your answer in the prison out you must send a cablegram to a per son of my confidence who will de liver it to me. Awaiting your cable to instrut you in all my secret, I am Sir, Yours truly. Beliavsky. First of all answer by cable, not by letter, as follows: Arturo Rojas, Acada 3 Piso warts, Madrid, Spain. “Received, Haltom.” There was enclosed in the let ter a lengthy clipping, said to be from an English newspaper, tell ing of the arrest of a Russian banker who had absconded tak ing $480,000 with him. It states also that while his baggage was strictly searched nothing could be found of the money. The paper says that in accord ance with the extradiction treaty the prisoner was taken to Spain and placed in prison after his ar rest in London. The envelope was addressed to John Haltom, Cotton Buyer, and John says he’s going to buy cot ton with that $160,000. CHURCHES and PASTORS METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. School conducted next Sunday by Robert S. Stephens. Practi cal application of the lesson by T. D. Scott. Hymns 60, 40, 70, 71, 110. The officers and teach ers should be in their places by 9:36, ten minutes before the time for opening. This is important. Why not arrange to do it? JACK AND “JOHNNY BULL' Everythin* clean and up-to-deic Hot and cold baths Wndt Main Ot. PRCSCOTT. ARk OUR CORRESPONDENTS. PINEY GROVE. Greai deal of sickness around here. Mrs. Lenora Smith is right sick this week. Bro. Boycan started his meet ing at Piney Grove last Sunday night with large attendance. All are invited to attend. Luther Formby brought his bride in from Louisiana a few days ago. Their future home will be in old Arkansas. Leslie Alwhite and wife have move into the house recently va cated by Mrs. Martin. Mrs. Livingston and mother are visiting in and around Em met. There were three couples from Pinev Grove attending the camp meeting at Main Springs Sunday The monument of Sov. Will C. Smith will be unveiled next Sun day at the Snell cemetery at Em met. T. P. Smith had his sorghum made up last week, it yielding 35 gallons of molassess. It seems like nearly everyone around here wants to go to Tex as this fall. Mrs. Formby is visiting the family of W. W. Mohon. Our school will close next Fri day week. WALLCEBURG and BLEVINS. Wednesday night last, a young lady of the Holiness church preached at Blevins to a large audience. The protrocted meeting of |the Baptist church closed last veek. Arthur Whittington was fined $8,35 in Esq. Bailey’s court last week for some difficulty with his neighbors. The Holliness meeting at Friend ship Eriday conducted by Rev. Tucker. The Old Folk’s campmeeting commences Friday night before the last Sunday in this month. Will Dickerson and wife of Nashville spent a few days with old-time friends here. There will be a grave yard cleaning at Marlbrook on Sept.l, and everybody come and bring axes and shovels. An all day singing and two sermons were had at the Marl brook church last Sun ay. Ed Taylor, who has been in school at Arkadelphia, came in last Sunday. Mrs. Baily and family are at Main Springs taking in the camp meeting. JOHN E. SNELL DEAD. Yesterday afternoon about 3 o’clock at his home in Emmet J. E. Snell passed quietly away. He had been sick for several months with that dreaded disease, tuber culosis. John Snell was a good man and a splendid citizen. The community will miss him. His remains will be buried in the family grave yard this morn ing. The Picayune offers condo lence to the many sorrowing rel atives and friends. LOOK OUT. Parties pasturing cows must not leave them, allowing them to enter the yards of the town. The driver must stay right with them If this practice is not stopped the cows will be impounded. CLYDE MARSH. City Marshall. IAC HOWARD TERRY IVfca Phone 200. LITTLE ROCK NEWS BUDGET Items Gathered at the State Capital By the Picayune's Representative Little Rock, Aug. 26.—Martin A. Lally, for many years a rail road con uctor, but fora number of years a promoter and broker, was this morning sworn in as meter inspector of Little Reck. Inspector Lally was a passenger conductor for the Iron Mountain at the same time with Mayor W. R Duley, and has always been one of his closest friends. Another candidate has appear ed for the prospective position of lieutenant governor of Arkan sas. Clarence Henderson, of Randolpli countv4 is the new as pirant. Robert Glover, of Grant county, is the other candidate who has announced. Both have been members of the general as sembly and both are now sena torial nominees. W. A. Sparks, a local pawn broker, was yesterday fined $300 for violating the laws governing pawn broker in purchasing goods from a minor, and not making full daily reports. Today all pawn brokers made complete re ports. Something worse than fire is smouldering in Argenta, which promises to break out within the next few weeks, and turn the sister city to Little Rock wrong side out. It is the starting of a morning paper there in an effort to break what is known as the Faucette ring. The new paper is already for incorporation, it is said, with a paid up capital stock of $5,000, taken by some of the leading business men of that * town. The Argenta News, the daily paper now published in Ar genta, is said to be controlled by Mayor W. C. Faucette, at whom the new paper will strike. Lit tle Rock is awaiting with much interest, the fight which is soon to shake that already turbulent center. Tre last of the contracts for the State Normal was let by the board yesterday, the contract for the water system. Rosehaum & ; Co., of Little Rock offered to do the work for $1,330 with the ex ception of some of the frame work. Halter Bros, which firm is erecting the building, offered to do the balance of the work for $125 and this combination was accepted. The highest bid was $1,950. The w rk is to be com pleted within $30 days. The sys tem will have a steam engine of 80 H. P., which will pump 4,500 per hour, which will be sufficient to accommodate the school when filled to its capacity. THE PARK MEETIN6 A large audience heard the masterful address of Eld. Percy G. Cross last night at the City Park upon the interesting theme of the “Gospel for Today." Much interest was manifested and two came forward when the invita | tion was extended. The “Sun shine Chorus" was a special fea ture, there being about 50 chil dren who took part. The subject tonight will be “Wanted a Man" Tomorrow night, “Preaching Je sus." Misses Teresa Mann and ftlla Taylor of Texarkana are visiting in and near Prescott. They are sharing the hospitality of M. L. Moore two miles east of town. EDISON RECORDS by the “Great Commoner,” William Jem ings Bryan Now on sale. Piano Sale Now In Progress . . . Standard makes. Quality guaranteed. Come and inspect the bargains. Also the Victor talking machines are on sale at A. Munson's Music Store. Special Notice Our buyers are now in the market pur chasing our Fall and Winter stacks of dress goods and trimmings, Lace and embroider ies, Ladies* coats and skirts, Men s Furnish ing good &c. We expect to have the largest and most complete and up-to-date line of merchan dise ever brought to Prescott. Watch for our Fall Opening, Ozan Mer. Co. Prescott, Ark.