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VOL. 1—NO. 63
PRICE FIVE CENTS Start a Coupon Savings Account MARCH 15th The interest on the Third Liberty Loan bonds is due March 15th. Clip your coupons and open a Sav ings Account with them at this bank. $1 or more does it. In this way you can receive 4 per cent interest on the interest which you get from your bonds. Make the most of your investment. BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas LANEBI RG NEWS. The condition of Dr. Sutton shows no improvement. Dexter Purtle is still a very sick child. We are having too much rain—the farmers are getting behind. Quite a crowd of young people from Sutton and Laneburg attended theOld Fiddler's Contest at Rosston Saturday night, reporting a good time. Chiis Pate and .loe Bates made a business trip to Prescott last Tuesday. .Teff Barksdale has a very sick child. C. B. Easterling and Bob Bright made a trip to Trescott today. Arthur Waddle and G. B. Fielding were Prescott visitors Tuesday. From this point, one can readily see the great light at El Dorado caused by the oil fire. A sad acident happened at the Bod caw well a few days ago, when one of the workmen fell from the derrick, re ceiving injuries from which he died 12 hours later. Flis remains were sent to his home in Louisiana. Great headway was made at the Sut ton well Monday, when the driler went down 15 feet in two hours. But Mon day night sand rose in the well about 100 feet and the workers are now busy removing same. It takes time to bring in an oil well, but we are sure going to get a real one at Sutton. -o FORTNIGHTLY CLl’B MEETING The regular meeting of the Fort nightly Club was held yesterday at the Park Sanitarium with Mrs. G. A. Buch anan as hostess. A pleasant afternoon was spent by the several members pres ent. BLACK* WALNUT TREES AS MEMO RIALS. naming of black-walnut trees as me morials to soldiers is recommended by the United States Department of Agri culture. lr is pointed out that the black walnut played a valiant part in the world war. The wood was used 'for guustocks and airplane propellers, and »' e nutshells contributed carbon for gas masks, while the kernels were used in many delicacies for the boys in the trenches. Demand for the wood for war purposes depleted the number of fine old trees, and this method is suggested for filling their places. _•-o FUMIGATING VOTTON. ■4 Fumigation tests b ytlie United States Department of Agriculture for the destruction of the pink bollworm in cotton showed that infested seed can be disinfected satisfactorily with car bon bisulphite, but that hydrocyanic acid gas at the ordinary atmospheric pressure has not sufficient penetrative powers to be effective to a greater depth htan a few inches. 0 «_ REPUBLICAN COUNTY C ENTRAL COMMITTEE A meeting of th? republican county central committee is called for Tuesday March 2», at Rosston, at which time, application for postmastershlps and other matters of importance will be passed upon. ,7. K. Prescott, Chairman, Jack Grayson, Secretary. -o Subscribe for the Daily Picayune. NEGRO HANGED FOR ATTACK MOB AT HOPE TAKES BLACK FROM JAIL AND AVENGES THE ASSAULT. Hope, March 15—For a fiendish at tack on a middleaged white woman, Browning Tuggle, negro,, aged 28, to night was lynched by a mol> here. Tuggle was swung from the water tank tower and his body was riddled with bullets, by members of the mob, who proceeded swiftly and delilterately after battering down the jail door and taking their victim from the custody of the jailer. A crowd estimated at more than 2.000 viewel the negro’s body before it was cut down. Tuggle protested his innocence of the crime to the last, but the mob acted upon the identification of the negro's victim and the additional evidence that a pair of faded brown overolls such as the victim said her assailant wore, were found freshly stained with blood, at the negro’s home early to night. Refuses to Ride With Negro The assault occurred early this morn ing. The victim came to Hope last night to visit her daughter, who lives several mils out from the city on the Columbus road. The train was late and the woman chose to remain at a hotel. However, liefore going to the hotel, she talked with Tuggle who was a jitney drver, and who offered to take her to her destination in the country. The woman refused. She told offi cers today that she had not cared to make the trip alone with the negro at night. Early this morning she started walking to her daughter’s house. About two miles from the city, the negro accosted her, and forced her at the point of a knife to keep silent. He then dragged her into the underbrush and Assaulted her. Still threatening death, commanded the woman to re main on the spot until he had time to get a certain* distance away. The woman watched the negro de part. then started running toward the home of J. M. Nix about a quarter mile away. En route there she met a man and to him told her story. He accom panied the woman to the Nix home and from there a physician and officers were summoned. Tuggle I'nder Suspicion. * The woman’s story caused suspicion to point toward Tuggle and he was ar rested hut when confronted by his vic tim was spared, because the woman was not certain in her identification. Meanwhile, another and older negro had been arrested. The woman prompt ly told the officers lie was not tiie man. When again brought before his alleg ed victim, the woman said that she was not certain, hut that tlie* negro was the ciolor and the size of her assailant. She said Tuggle's clothing was not the same as that worn by her assailant. At the time of his arrest Tuggle was fairly well dressed. The woman said that her assailant wore a pair of faded brown overalls and a brown hat or cap. Search of the negro's home later reveal ed a hidden pair of faded brown over alls, that bore fresh bloodstains. The lynching folowed. ADMITS SHOC KING CRIME Perth Amboy, X. J., March 15.—So lution of the shocking murder and muti lation of Mrs. Edith M. Wilson, church organist, came swiftly today with the arrest in Keyport of George Washing ton Knight, a negro, aged 22, who has confessed, according to the police. Police at Keyport, instructed to watch closely for ay suspicious persons, noticed blood on the clothing of Knight and took him into custody. He was rushed to police headquarters here, where, it is said, he confessed and was spirited to New Brunswick to forestall any attempt to lynch him. Public indignation is at fever heat. Mrs. Wilson was struck down and slain in a most fiendish manner within a few feet of iter home, where her mother was awaiting her return from a trip to a motion picture theatre. The negro said he had in mind at tacking Mrs. Wilson for several days and waited a favorable opportunity, which came with the dense fog of Sat urday night. He said he had fortified himself by drinking four and a half pints of gin. Some of the details of the murder and mutilation of the body are unprintable. -o Subscribe for the Daily Picayune. SELF DEFENSE; CLARA HAMON ACCUSED WOMAN DECLARES SHE SHOT JAKE HAMON DURING FIGHT. Ardmore. Okla., March 15.—Clara Smith Haiuon took the witness stand today in her trial on a charge of hav ing murdered Jake L. Harnon, told her version of the firing of the fatal bullet, and underwent a strenuous four-hour cross examination. Speaking in low pitched, dramatic tones, she tolerated no interference from her lawyer until she had told the jury of the occurrences of the day and night of November 21 last, culminating in the firing into his body of the fatal bullet from a tiny automatic pistol she said she held in her right hand. "It went off as it fell, or 1 pulled the trigger or something as he hit me," she said. She explained the firing of the pistol as the climax to a hard fight she had waged with the Oklahoma republi can national committeeman and oil magnate with whom she lived eight or nine years. She said he struck her with a ehair after he had choked, beaten, kicked and otherwise mistreated her, hut rfs to how the shooting happened, she said, she did not know’. “I don’t know. The gun went off,’’ was her ex planation. Near a Breakdown. Three times during her narration she broke into tears and wept silently into la handkerchief, once coming to the verge of demoralization. Tears came to her eyes as she spoke of the beginning of the fight. Hamon she said had forced her into a chair be side him in front of the hotel where they lived, cursed her and accused her of having been automobile riding with some one. With the words ‘Tiara, you hit me,” which she said he exclaimed when she shot him, the young woman came near est to a breakdown. She said Hamon threw hack his vest and showed her a widening spot of blood forming on bis right ehest. It was a few minutes before she could continue her story. Again she falter ed in her testimony, her voice qua vert'd and she cried when she said that on the morning after Hamon was shot he sent for her to come to the hospital to which he had walked after being wounded, opened his arms to her, pulled her down to him, and kissed her and said he hoped she had not been badly hurt in the fight, and that it would not have happened had he not been drinking Widow Watches Intently. Mrs. .lake L. Hanun, the widow, sat »• tew feet away fiom Clara Hamon, in'ently watching the slender woman as she sat in the witness chair and re lated the incidents leading to the shooting. The face of the older wo man for the most was expressionless, although at one point in Clara llamon’s story she bit her lips and closed hei eyes tightly in an eff ort to preserve her seif control. Clnrn Uancn pad Just test.nei! in reply to a question by S. Prince heed ing. state attorney general In charge of tin* prosecution, that she suppose! Ha nlon's reason for tell'i'g her and his friends to say to those who might in quire regarding the shooting that it was accidental, that “it was to protect n.e and prevent scandal.” Twice during her stay on tin* witness stand tin* young woman stepped down from the dais, and with the automatic pistol with which Hainon was slito in her hand, walked before the jury to show how he was wounded. On cross examination Attorney General Freel ing, a man of approximately the same bulk as Hamon, had her point the wea pon at him while he assumed the posi tion she said Hamon was in. Re-enacts the Targedy. When on direct examination she dropped the pistol to show how it had fallen from her hand when the chair hit it. the noise reverberated through the packed courtroom, so silent and in tent on her words had the spectators became. She gave a low voiced "no” in reply to a question on cross examination if there had been a child horn as a re sult of her many years’ association with Hamon, and in another answer she did not know he had left a will, but that he always had said be intended for her to tie provided for and that she had said that if she did obtain any money after Hamon’s death she wanted to ed ucate her younger brother, “Jimmie,” Saturday Speical Just what you have been looking for. House Dresses in Gingham and Percales, formerly sold for $2.50 and $3.00, to be sold FOR 95 cents Sale starts at 10 o’clock. You can’t afford to miss this bargain. iiiiiiiiiimiiiimiiiiiiiniiiimmiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiimiiiimimmmiiiiiimi Hitt Dry Goods Co. i and provide for her parents. She said Hamon repeatedly had told her thut he intended to obtain a di vorce and to marry her, and that she had waited six years for that.—Gazette -o LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NEVADA COUNTY CONTEST In order that the people of Nevada t county may know how solidly the cit zen of l’rescott arc for anything that is upbuilding and for the betterment of Nevada county people, we are asking that the list below, showing the names and amounts of those who contributed •to the Nevada County Contest fund, be published. No person out of town has been solicited to give to this as the people of Prescott are glad to finance it themselves. . Prescott Cahmber of Commerce $25.00 )t. L. Blakely_ 10.00 \V. V. Tompkins.. 5.00 Chas. II. Tompkins_ 2.00 1). Ii. McRae .. 2.50 Bank of Prescott_15.00 Prescott Hardware Co._10.00 Guthrie Ilrug Store_ 5.00 Joe Boswell_ 5.00 First State Bank_ 5.00 W. C. T. U. _ 5.00 Mrs. .1. M. Pittman__ 5.00 School Improvement Association 5.00 W. C. Nutt. — 2.00 C. M. Alspaugh_ 2.00 N. B. Nelson, Jeweler_ 3.00 Nat Martin_._ 5.00 Buchanan Drug Store- 1.00 I>rs. Buchanan and Hirst - 5.00 B. C. Stivers.. 1.00 .1. K. Hamilton-- 100 Marshall Powell . 2.00 Nevada County Hardware Co. — 5.00 Ritchie Grocery Company- 5.00 L. J Harrell . - 2.50 Ozan Mercantile Company_ 5.00 J. A. White __ 100 A. 8. McOongh_ 1.00 S. A. Dillard_ 1.00 Hosterly Drug Store_ 2.50 H. B. McKenzie_ 1.00 Hitt Dry Goods Company_ 2.50 Wallers Store _ 2.50 City Cafe... l.oo R. W. Ross_ 1.00 Dr. M. H. Kennedy_ 2.00 Denman Anto Company_ 2.50 Jim Tj. Stark_ 2.00 Joe R. Hamilton _ 1.00 J. E. Barham _ 2.50 L. A. Willingham_ 1.00 R. B. Hardy.. 2.50 R. Tj. Gentry_ .50 B. Call loot t___ 100 Dr. A. W. Hudson__ 2.00 Logan Grocer Company_^_ 5.00 Daily News. 2.50 A. Ij. Porter_._ 2.00 Walloch’s Bakery .. 2.00 Dr. W. W. Rice .. 1.00 Dr. J. 8. Chastain _ 1.00 ITcscott Steam Laundry_ 2.00 Farmers Supply Company- 2.00 Sid Cole_ 1(H) Wat W. White.. 1.00 R. A. Wylie. 1.00 Hotel Bratton _ 100 Minin's Meat Market-- 2.50 Imon Gee Produce House-- 2.00 Dr. A. A. Reeder- 100 Cook and Ellis- 1-00 K. Ij. Cox and tlompany- 1.00 Jno. A. Davis - •"*■00 Prescott Ice Company- 5.00 Lewis Millinery - 100 Mrs. T. G. Moody- 5.00 -o DRILL NIGHT. The National Guard will hold its regular drill tonight at Scott's hall. FERTILIZER We have on hand the very best TRUCK Fertilizer. Buy some and try it on your Gar den and other truck. Remember that we always carry a full line of FRESH groceries. !We deliver to any , part of the city. Phone 38 when you need any thing and if we have not got it, we will get it. W.K. Buchanan & Co. PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS.