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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 the usual time. GOV. M’RAE TO EASE BURDEN WILL REMOVE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO PAY WITHIN PRESCRIBED TIME A proclamation removing penalties for failure to pay county, city and state taxes at the regular tax paying period which ends April 10, will he is sued before the time limit expires, Gov ernor McRae said last night. The ex tension limit wil Ik* placed as late in Ma yas possible without making prop erty liable to forfeiture under state laws, he said. The governor said that the proclama tion will not be an extension of the tax paying period, but a measure of re lief in cases where persons are unable to pay their tux<*s by April 10. The governor said he was anxious that all who could do so would meet their ob ligations as usual, and that the remis sion of the penalty would be attached only to county, city and state taxes. Road Improvement taxes and taxes on bond issues are governed by laws over which the governor has no control, he said, and would not be affected by any proclation he might issue. The proposed extension of time for tax paying was suggester to Governor McRae some time ago by a committee from Crittenden county, who asked that the governor stay the time for payment of taxes and relieve payment of penal ties on the ground that they, as land owners, were unable to pay taxes at Many Petitions Received. Strong petitions have also been pre sented by farmers of Missssippi and Arkansas counties and a petition signed by 2:10 Scott county farmers was sent I othe governor yesterday with the as sn ranee that 1.000 signers could be ob tallied. This is the first petition from western Arkansas as most of the re quests have come from the cotton and rice districts. Whether the relief following the vir tual extension of the tax paying period would be offset by reastion on the state and local credit is a question that is be ing seriously considered by persons in touch with state, county and local fi na nces. Although without doubt tbe (*y of Little Rook would weather through even an exteuded tax paying period, ac cording to Mayor Brlckhouse, delay in getting funds would seriously incon venience many departments <if city govenrment. In accordance with its usual custom, the city has made application to Sher iff Taylor for a $2.1.000 advance out of the funds to lie collected in April, the mayor said, and it would tend to tie up city finances should the taxes come in slowly.—Gazette. -0 BREAK DOWN AT THE HANDLE FACTORY Tuesday at two o’clock the cross head o nthe steam engine broke, closing down the plant. Repairs have been made and the plant started again today. -o Subscribe for the Daily Picayune. TOWELLS For Saturday Special We will have on sale for Saturday only, 20 dozen bath towels. These towels are ful ly bleached and 1 5-in.x30-in. The sell regu larly for 25 cents. Sale Price 13 cl. Each Only six towels to a customer. Sale Start* at 10 o’clock. Ozan Mercantile Co. Prescott, Arkansas. DELAY VERDICT IN HAMON CASE DECISION OF WOMAN’S ATTOR NEYS NOT TO ARGUE CASE UPSETS PLANS. Ardmore, Okla., March 16.—The de fense in the trial of Clara Smith Ha mon, charged with the murder of Jake li. Haiuon, sprung a surprise late today when it waived the right to argue the case an?l asked that it l>e sent imme diately to the jury. Court adjourned .until .tomorrow morning when a ruling on that procedure will be made. H. H. Crown of Ardmore, special prosecutor, had made an impassioned plea for conviction of Clara Haroon when William I’. McLean of Fort Worth arose and said: ‘'The state has opened argument of its case and it has closed it." The state was unprepared for the move and Prince Freeling. state attor ney general, in charge of the prosecu tion by appointment of Governor J. 15. A. Robertson, was not in the courtroom. Judge Champion withheld a ruling until Attorney General Freeling could reach the courtroom and after he had snid that he wished time to look up the law the court ordered the overnight adjournment. Would Have Ended Argument. The sudden waiving of its right to argue would eut off Attorney General l-’reeling's closing appeal for conviction of tiie court permits it. Tonight Judge Champion said that heretofore it had been the practice to dispense with arguments when attor neys agree in minor cases. He would not say what his ruling will be. State attorneys predicted that the defense! would continue pleas to the jury and that Attorney General Freeling would close the ease. The attorneys are mo uimer a tune limit, lint it is believed by the eight at torneys involved, ony four of whom will speak, if it is ruled (lie argument must go on. that (lie ease will be in the jury’s hands by noon tomorrow. In Ills charge to the jury Judge Champion pointed out tIvo three degrees of murder under the Oklahoma code: Murder with a sentence of life mpris onuient or electrocution; first degree manslaughter with a sentenee of from four years to life imprisonment, and second degree mansaughter with a min imum fine of $1. He also made plain the matters of self-defense, excusable homicide and dying declarations. State Opens Argument. Pnviiig the wal for Attorney General Freeling's closing argument and ask ing that the woman he convicted. Mr. Brown spoke one hour and 150 minutes. Frequently he pointed to Mrs. .Take I<. Hamon ns she sat weeping, and to the defendant and asked the Jurors to com pare the two. thee one with a look <>f goodness and honesty n her face and the other “painted facial, well tailored, with beautiful furs, prettily ooiffeured hair, and who from this witness stand cooer to you like a dove." Mr. Brown said that Clara Hamon's story of the shooting was told from the witness stand yesterday in a school ed, tragic voice. A contrast between Hamon and Clara Introduced as evidence yesterday and in which she agreed to work for him for $115 a week, subject to discontinu ance on two weeks' notice and provid ed that should a child be born of their relations it should receive $.’C> a week, bo recognized by the fatehr and share in the Hamon estate after Hamon's death, also was discussed. -Gazette. -o - 8. I. A. This society will l>o entertained Fri day afternoon at 3:30 at the Grammar school by the pupils from Mrs. Grif fith’s room. Let's be sure to he pres ent. Friday marks the closing of the contract with the Holland Magazine pcoplei so every body holding tickets for sale must l»e ready to make their report. Taking 50 copies of this gixxl magazine for three years at $2.00 leaves the S. T. A. Treasury $50.00 to the good. This is one way to help, whereby you get your full money’s worth. -o O. E. S. MEETS TONIGHT The Order of Eastern Star will hold Its regular meeting tonight at 7:30 o'clock. All members urged to attend -o Albert Jewell, abstract man from Hope, Is a court house visitor here to day. TO SPUD IN WELL NEAR ROSSTON PROMOTERS SELECT SPOT AFTER CAREFUL STUDY OF LOCATION AND ITS SURROUNDINGS. Messrs Cox, Straughan, Gebhart and Myers are the inert back of the project to spud in a well one mile north of Uosston, which work will liegin next Monday week. The machinery has all been shipped from Shreveport and will la* unloaded and set up at the Rosston location this coming week, and the day set for the “spudding in” will find ev erything in readiness. These gentlemen are of the opinion, and have been all along, that Nevada county will eventually prove to la* one of the big oil producing counties of the great southern field, and they are back ing that judgment with, their money and their personal supervision of the development of their holdings at Ross ton and elsewhere. Cit teens of, and near Rosston are very much elated over the prospect of “finding” oil. and they will assemhl in large numbers to witness the “spud ding in" next Monday week. "O CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING TONIGHT AT CITY HALL Among other matters of importance that will he submitted to the Chamber ot Commerce for consideration at this meeting are the following: 1. The dust nuisance. Shall we oil or sprinkle the streets this summer-' Or, is there a better method of keep ing the dust down. Now is the time to get busy and save goods and preserve heath. Shall this organization go on ree ord as favoring tho withdrawal of Fed eral taxes from drinks and candies? Think tlis over. 3. The cty council has completed ar rangements with the Static Board of Health far the carrying on of an anti malarial campaign here lieginnng April 1. Are we behind this important work strong enough to make s successful? 4. lteports will be called for from those members attending the conference at Hope where a movement was put on foot to organize a Chamber of Com merce for southwest Arkansas ; also re ports from merchants who took part in the last Sales day as to its success. Members advised with respect to the oil development in our county will en lighten us on this important subject. 5. Shall this organization enter its protest against the present local freight schedule on the Missouri Pacific? Tell us how it affects your business. tt. What steps should ls> taken to bet ter our roads and streets? Remember the Chamber of Commerce is a live, wide awake bunch of reb hoodtsl business men whose sole purpose in this organization is to help Prescott and Nevada county. Attiend this meet ing and speak out; your ideas on any subject will help the rest of us. Uememlier it is the policy of this or ganization to NOT take up collections or receive subscriptions to anything during a meeting (except memberships to the organization) and no one will The larger the crowd at these meet be called on to “cough up” for anything, ings the more business is transacted. Be present and take part liecause every thing this Chamber of Commerce does will affect you or your business. Remondter the date, March 17. The hour 7:45 p. m. Come yourself. bettor still, bring a visitor. --o The Secretary. TEACHERS EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS HERE. Examination of teachers is in pro gres today at the court house and will continue tomorrow. Prof. C. M. Hirst is conducting thp examination, being ably assisted by Miss Thalia Carring ton. The following teaehers are in at tendance: Murry Suitor, Mrs Chas. Powell, Myra Wilson. Eugenia Britt, Clifton Graham, May Beaty, Gertrude Dicbtason, Ruth Halcomb, May Barr, Eunice Martin, Cora Otwell, Venna Barham, Aubre McDonald, Thelma Cox, Deward Orren. Hollis Galloway, Vera Hudson, Elmer Murry, Elva Bush, Ituby Newth, Roy Peachey, Ray Peachey, I.ucy Tomlin, Horace Ken nedy. J. W. Ghorinley, Alta Barham, Hazel Holland, Gladys Suitor, Homer Gentry, Carrie Brooks. Instead of once a week, the Picay une will come to yon 6 times • week. Saturday Specail 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 Saturday March 19 Sale starts at 10 o’clock. You can’t afford to miss this bargain. iiiimmiiiiiiiiiimmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiimimiiiiiimimimmmiimmiiiim Hitt Dry Goods Co. i DR. J.D. CARROLL IN OIL GAME FORMER CITIZEN OF NEVADA COl'NTY IN COMPANY TO DRILL HERE. Dr. J. D. Carroll of Texarkana, for merly a citizen of Nevada county, is a memlier of the It. C. Hawley company with large holdings in the southern portion of this county, where a con tract lias lteen let to Judge Wlminer of Kansas City, to drill u well in the near future. Dr. Carrol’s interest in his old home county of Nevada is another indication of faitli in a wonderful oil development here. Let the good work continue. -o FRANCES WILLARD DAY IN THE PCBLIC SCHOOLS Memorials to Fram-es Willard one can count by the score but there is none more in keeping with the high purpose of her life than that known as Fraud's E. Willard Day in the public schools. Miss Willard was wont to tell the story of a young nobleman who rode on horseback up and down the streets of a village in Cornwall, seeking for a public house where he could get a glass of liquor. His search was in vain, and coming upon a white-haired peasant on his way home, after a day of toil the young man asked with rising anger, "Why s t I cannot get a glass of liquor n this wretched village?” “My ord,” replied the old man, with a humble olieisauce, “My lord, about a hundred years ago a man named John Wesley came to these jiarts,” and the old peas ---==r aut walked on. A Frances Willard Day iu the schools given opportunity to Introduce to the children of the present day that great woman and her co-workers, who by their labors and their courageous lead ership, made it possible for the boys and girls of today «to travel from the eastern to the western shores of Amer ica and from (he Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border without meeting the temptation of places licensed tu m»u alcoholic beverages. Fourteen states have either a TVm peranee or a Frances E. Willard I toy in the public schools, and hills for sim ilar laws an; pending in several state legislatures. In ihls cgislative year, with forty lawmaking ImmIIcs in session many commonwealths ought t Avail themselves of the opportunity to pro vide by law for the annual observance of such a day.—Union Signal. -o——— NEGRO ATTACKS NASHVILLE CHILD. Nashville, Ark., March. 10.—Posses? tonight: are seeking for a negro who today attaeked a little white girl iu her room on a farm near here. The negro cut off the child's liar after she fainted wheu she discovered him in the room. Officers say that the negro wag proliabiy looking for the girl’s older sister who eft the Ini!#1 a short time before. -o FINED ON LIQUOR CHARGE l’aragould, March 10. .1. Ijimus ter was fned $200 in police court yes terday morning on a charge of trans porting whisky into the city. o * Advertise in the Daily Picayune. 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. W® 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.