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• _ IIBuy everything that the Boy s and Men j wear from JOE BO5V!7' 1 .1. I,. He will save j you MONEY. Another BIG REDUCTION ? on HART SCHAFFNER & MARX Clothes J FLORSHEIM Shoes, and many other items S in our store to numerous to mention. Tire 1 BIG BUCK BLUE WORK SHIRT REDUC- & ED NOW TO $1.00, other good makes go- j t ing fast at75c. & Trade at the LARGES T STORE in this I 1 part of the STATE selling everything for Y Boy’s and Men to war. j ► -? ' JOE BOSWELL, The Clothier j IHome of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes I Phone 1 90. Prsecott, Ark. I We are still selling our goods I a little cheaper than most special sales. We cut the price and cut it big. Better get our » ! prices before buying elsewhere W. B. WALLER Agents for Pink Tea Flour — The Best. Carhartt Overalls Bostonian Shoes ORD AND CHEVROLET SPECIALIST f v I use only Genuine Ford Parts I ‘v Radiator Repairing £ ' \ L. L. HORN BECK I Phone 281 | In the Picayune Block THE STORE Saturday January 8, we are going to give away $25.00 in cash to the person guessing the nearest to the number of pieces of money that it takes to make up $25.00 now n a jar. One guess with each one dollar purchase, or ach dollar paid on accounts. Have all guesses in by 2 p. m., Saturda, January 8, 1921. x Prescott Mercantile Co. t PSJKpi'*. I \ I Five Minute CHats I on Our Presidents j By JAMES MORGAN i 1 ■ J ^ (Copyright. 1320. by James Morgan.) LAST OF THE VIRGINIANS > -=r> 1817—James Monroe, inaugu rated fifth president, aged fifty-eight. 1831—July 4, died In New York, aged seventy-three. __— v.l ■ - -- MONROE'S administration was the most serene and yet one of the most important periods in the life of the nation. It was an eight years crowded with glorious and lasting vic tories of peace, such victories as swords never can win. By a mere exchange of notes be tween the United States and England, those two Jealous neighbors pledged themselves to disarm forever on the great lakes. By a common-sense busi ness transaction, Florida, which wms of little use to Spain, but of much use to the United States, was bought over the counter in 1820, a peaceable conquest that ranks only second to the Louisiana purchase. By a civil no tice to the old world. In 1828, the whole new world was set aside under the Monroe doctrine as an immense preserve of International peace. By give-and-take In the Missouri compro mise In 1820, North and South were bound together anew, though wltlx false ties. Monroe’s two terms cover what Is known as the “era of good feelings.” The old Federalist party having given up the ghost, he succeeded to the pres idency ns the last of the Virginia dy nasty almost ns easily aB an heir ap parent receives the crown of his fa ther. Washington’s second election would have been entirely unanimous had not a New Hampshire elector cast one dissenting ballot. Yet that “era of good feeling” really was filled with mnny bitter feelings aroused by personal ambi tions and the quarrels of factions. But Monroe formed one of the strong est cabinets In history, and, with John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford, John C. Calhoun and William Wirt ,--- ■ l Elizabeth Kortright Monroe. among Its members, he succeeded In reconciling to his administration the most divergent elements. In his de sire for harmony, he would also have Included Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson, hut they declined. One day the British minister glared across the White House dinner table and shouted to the French minister: “Are you biting your nails at me, sir?” The Frenchman responded by lira wing his sword, and the two diplomats rushed at each other. But as they were about to clash, the pres ident drew his own sword between them nnd stopped the fight. That little incident gives us a pic ture of the spirit of Monroe nnd his administration. While he was in the White House, men nnd factions had to leave their quarrels at the door. The quiet, modest president was not so successful in keeping the peace among the women of the official cir cle. and their disputes over social rank and precedence brewed many squalls. Although Jim Monroe, as he was familiarly called, was the last presi dent to cling to the ancient knee breeches, cockade and sword, he was as plain and easy as an old shoe. When a newly nrrlved European diplomat saw a bald-headed, watery eyed man In a striped seersucker coat, a dirty waistcoat spotted with Ink and with slippers down at the heel writing at a White House desk, he wondered that the president would have such a slovenly clerk un til he was dumfounded to find that he was in the presence of the president himself. In the six years that remained to Monroe after retiring from the presi dency, he set hlmseif, as an ex-presi dent. a high standard of conduct. Having received the supreme honor at the hands of all the people, he felt that his name belonged to them nnd he refused to lend it to any candidate or any party. Feeble and alone after the death of his wife, Monroe sold Oak Hill, his Virginia farm, In the closing months of his life. With the feeling of an exile, the last of the Virginians left his native state to live with a son tn-law in New York city, where he died on July 4, l&tJL Uncle W»lte PLEASURE OF GIVING HqKIMBACK, the banker, Is acqulr ij lng quite a reputation as a phi lanthropist,” observed the druggist “He's always giving to somebody or something, and I notice that the sick ening details always get into print. He believes in keep ing ms i e11 hand posted as to what his right hand Is doing, and nobody ever will see him conceal ing any of his lights under a bushel.” “I’m sorry to hear you refer to that great and good man in sar castic terms,” said the village patri arch. “Every day i near similar remarxs concerning nun, and I think It a poor appreciation of his generosity. As yon say, he’s al ways giving, and It's a small business to look a gift horse In the mouth, as the psalmist says. If he hires a man with a megaphone to announce his benefactions, he isn’t hurting any body. “Caustic things are said of every philanthropist who manages to get some advertising out of his liberality, but it’s my opinion that you’ll have to hunt a long time, with a searchlight and a pair of gumshoes, before you find the man who enjoys doing good by stealth. If you do find him, he will prove to be a freak, and It will be your duty to see him returned to the asy lum from which he escaped. “We are all more or less hungry for the approbation of our friends and fel low citizens. And I am glad it’s so. If we didn’t care three whoops what o«r friends thought of us, we wouldn’t paint our houses, or mow our lawns, or trim our whiskers. We wouldn’t spend any money for flowers *r boiled shirts or any of the things which make life beautiful and attractive. If a man spends a lot of money for a gorgeous lawn, with real trees and expensive flowers, and all sorts of ornaments, he’s doing It because he wants to be praised by the people who see it all. You don’t see any such lawns in lone some rural districts. There the front yard always is a calf pasture. “The farmer reasons that it’s no use having a pretty lawn, for there’s no body to admire It Nobody ever goes past the plnce except an occasional lightning rod agent or a man who Is taking orders for fruit trees. “Why don’t you sneer at the town man who puts so much money Into beautiful grounds? It’s all a grand stand pia>. He expects to get adver tising out of It, and he does, and he deserves It. We shouldn’t criticize any man who Is doing good, even If we don’t like his methods. “Some people say that Sklmback is trying to atone for uli the sinfulness of his past career. It Is argued that until recent years he never guve away anything, hut was after the dollars hy day and night, nnd didn’t care who got hurt so he overtook and captured them. They tell of inortguges he fore closed, causing unspeakable suffering here and there. He is accused of re sorting to every dark trick to increase his hoard. Most of the stories prob ably are bunk, but what if they are true? Now that he shows signs of re pentence in his old age we should en courage him In every possible way, nnd If he gives a phonograph to the high school, or puts up a public drink ing fountain In the public square, we should tell him he’s everybody’s dar ling, and not dig up a lot of ancient history for his confusion. "I haven’t much money to give away, but when 1 do loosen up to the extent of a dollar or two I like to huve an audience. I like to Imagine that people are saying, ‘What u great-heart ed, benevolent old geezer he Is!’ The other morning a man approached me and asked me to contribute something toward putting a new steeple on the church, and I began to explain that church steeples are out of date, when he Interrupted to say that the names of all contributors would be printed in the paper, and then I dug up $5 with out further words. And we’re all tarred with the same stick, my friends.” | _ Not What She Meant. Miss I>e Vere—Yes, he actually said your cheeks were like roses. Miss Vane (delightedly)—That’s lay ing it on pretty thick. Miss De Vere—Yes; he remarked about that, too. Hard to Blend. Mr. Peavish says that although he would be the last nmn on earth to criticise any lady of his acquaintance, nevertheless he has never met one who could successfully combine the high-school giggle with the middle-aged spread.—Dallus News. An Expert. “Are you a skilled chauffeur?” “Yes, sir! Why, I’ve been in nine collisions and run over five persons, and every time 1 got away before any body could get my number!” ■L •*Ik EXTRA! EXTRA! We have on sale some EXTRA good things at PRICES that will make the goods MOVE so you had better HURRY before they are all picked over. 4 * _ 4 j NEW YORK STORE JAKE SUCKLE, Prop. . mum .± Office Supplies mm This is an other department of our business to which g we invite your attention. « We handle a splendid line of Desk Needs, including, g —Blank Books | —Writing Tablets | —Ink Wells § —Pens § —Pencil j | -- Erasers | —Receipts i and many other Office Essentials. « # J BUCHANAN DRUG STORE West Front Street. | We Pay the Postage. Phone 67. | PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS. | TO OUR FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS We wish for each of you a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR J.E. BARHAM Syrup Dropped BRER RABBIT NOW AT $1.25 PER GALLON Geo Christoper Let Your Next Corset —Be a— ^ Madam Grace In them you get better style and comfort. We will be glad to show i * you our line. HITT DRY GOODS CO. Prescott, Ark. Phone 28 > ( ■ * ■. 11 ■■ Instead of once a week, the Picay une will come to you 6 times a week.