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VOL. 1—NO. 102 PRESCOTT. ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1021 PRICE FIVE CENTB
The Money BANK Eever think of a bank as a money store? A store where you buy money, sell money, loan money, borrow money and leave your money for safe keeping. The Bank of Prescott provides first of all, an absolutely safe place where your money may be protected from loss by fire or theft. And, following hard upon safety, we offer you a banking service which we insist shall at all times be willing, con siderate and courteous. Drop into our store at any time! BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas R.R. AGENTS HELD FOR MURDER TWO \RK REFUSED RAll. PEND ING GRAND JURY INVESTIGA TION AT MARION. Marion, April 20.—W. E. Golden anil T. C. Allen, special agents for tin1 M's sour! Pacific railroad, this morning were held without hail to the Critten den county grand jury on charges ot murder, following the hearing before Justice II. A. MeDee. They are allege I to have shot and fatally wounded El bert Lucas, a lit year-old youth nt llul bnrt a week ago. Lucas died Tuesday in a Memphis hospital. Golden and Allen claimed that they shot the youth believing him and bis companion to be box car thieves. Hugh linden, attorney for the two men. tomorrow will file a writ <>t ha boas corpus in an effort to secure bail. The hearing will be liefore County Judge < \ \V. Cooper or Circuit Judge R. K L. Johnson. W. M. Burnett, dep uty prosecuting attorney represented the state at today's hearing. -o ACCIDENT PROVES FATAL. Rector, April 2b.—Hr. M C. Graham, aged 41. of Gainesville. Greene county about 15 miles west of Rector, accident ally shot himself at d:30 o'clock this morning, and died within 15 minutes. He had started to climb through a fence when the shotgun he was carrying e\ ploded. The entire charge struck the physician above the heart, and tore a hole through the body. l)r. Graham had been a practicing physician in the vicinity of Gainesville about I’d years, and was well known in Greene and Clay edunties. He is sur vived by his wife an diliree children. -o 570 MKN RACK AT WORK ON MOND W North Little Rock.—The number of men who will he put back to work when the Missouri Pacific shops, which have been closed since April 7. reopen Mon day. according to anouncemeut form the shops yesterday, will be 370. All of the various crafts represented at tie1 shops which employed approximately ! ijdd men when the shut-down came are | in eluded in this number, it is believed | that the remainder of the men will be i reinstated within a month although no i official aiioiincement has been made. Following a conference of represen tatives of each of the crafts with Mis souri Pacific officials in St. Louis re cently, th emeu will resume work on the wage scale that was in effect when the cessation came. .. L should have been here and bought what you E need for this year. IF YOU have not be = I SURE to COME the first of next WEEK ae | § we will give YOU one more week of the = 1 GREATEST OPPORTUNITY you have = = had to save money in several years. Tell 1 I you friends about THE BIG SALE BEING | CONTINUED that they may SAVE MON- | | EY TOO. | I IOC BOSWCU 1 I *-P the clothier “ i 1 Home of Hart-Schaffner & Mar* Clothes. § | Phone 190. Prescott, Arkansas | llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllimiI'»»l»M,l,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,l,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,m.. WILL URGE AR MY OF 175000 _ WARNS NATION AGAINST IRS ARMING WHILE WORLD IS IN TURMOIL. Washington. April 2f>.—Reduction of the size of the nrmy to 1 (58.000 men. as proposed in the army liill now before the house, was strongly assailed today by Representative Kahn of California chairman of the Military Affairs com mittee. Mr. Kahn announced that at the pro per time he would propose an amend ment to fix the strength of the army tit 175.000 men, the number desired by Secretary of War Weeks. "I am not an alarmist. 1 am not afraid of war. hut we all know that I world conditions are unsettled." said Representative Kahn, "and in the In terest of true economy, in the interest of the welfare of the country, I shall appeal to the membership of this house to support such an amendment. "t seems to me the facts are so pal pable that no one at this time ought to want to eripply oil rmililary estab lishment. We have grave international questions which our State Department isl trying to solve. We hope they will he solved with honor and credit to our government. During the pendency of these matters, and in their.solution, no individual can foretell what is going to happen." Citing the fact that Japan and China both have much larger armies, the Cal ifurnia representative said that in pro portion to population only Colombia and Paraguay have smaller armies than the United States. "Thousands of citizens believe, said Mr. Kahn, "that this country by red til ing its army can bring about interne tiotial disarmament w’thoiit any ditti culty. Some months have elapsed since we reduced our forces I have seen no indication anywhere that any other nation in the world i- making effort to follow our footsteps. Therefore. I consider it the part of wisdom, at least for the present, to maintain a mini mum force of 17-i.noo enlisted men. Answering the demand for reduction of government expenses. Mr. Kahn tie dared the secretary of war could he trusted absolutely to cut expenses wher ever possible without injury to the mil itary establishment •'It seems to me the facts are so pal pable that no one at this time ought to want to cripple our military estab lishment." Mr. Kahn said "We have grave international questions which out State Department is trying to solve. \Yc hope they will he solved wit hh"noi and credit to our government. During the pendency of these matters and in their solution no individual can tore tull wlmt is going to happen. 1 for one believe we can afford to bo prepared for any possible emergency, and I think the American people will approve the increase in our enlisted force." <la zette. M \N\ KKSCI Kl> XT SKA ltlock Island. If. 1 April lil» Three hundred passengers tonight were taken off the Portugese steamer Mormugao. which ran aground on the west side o! ltlock Island in a thick log this morn ing while hound t I'om Lisbon tor New Bed for da ml New York. Women and children first, was the rule, and the mine sweeper (1 rein* start ed for New Bedford with 140 of them She was followed by the destroyer Me Palin with Ido other passengers, li is planned to transfer the reniaiuiu 1 is passengers tomorrow morning. An effort to float the vessel will he mad at high tide tomorrow. All the holds were full of water to night. a lid the extent of the damage to the steamer could not he detenu lied. -o > II.I,\ OWNS Ills RANCH. | Mexico City, April Frunc'i.i Villa. former reliel thief, now lioitl.~ ah solute title to his ranch in (lie state of Durango. Final payment of ■"’•(MMMMi pe sos to tin* former owners of tin rauea j was ordered by President Dbregoii ye-' j terday. Villa’s activities have figured eon I spicuously in newspapers here recently, jit being said that he seeks the gover | norship of the state of Durango. His : crops are all planted and the harvest is several months away, and it is saul j the former bandit leader seeks diver | sion and will wage an active campaign i for political honors. J -o Subscribe for the Dally Picayune. GERMAN CABINET READY TO QUIT MEMBERS REALIZE THAT FUR THER CONCESSIONS TO AL LIES MEAN THEIR FALL. Merlin. April 21).—The intensely erit- : ical situation has taken a sensational ! turn. The gloom and pessimism which de veloped yesterday when France forci bly and England quietly declared the new reparations proposals unacceptable turned today to desperation. This desperation resulted in a aid net member offering a resolution that Germany accept the entire French pro gram anti drop negotiations through President Harding. I learn from the highest diplomatic sources that this minister first pro posed that Germany immediately in form France that she was ready to ac cep! as her indemnity the sum of 22<i. 000.000,000 gold marks as claimed in the Paris accord. But in discussion it was said that France was not preparing to occupy the Ruhr district because of the difference of 20.000,000.000 marks alone, but was dissatisfied with several other points, among which are the rate of interest and the 12 per cent levy on German exports. Finally the resolution accepting the on tire French program was introduced. In his address the cabinet member pro posed “unconditional surrender.'’ de claring this was the only possible way to prevent the French from carrying out a military program in the Ruhr dis trict 'which would fatally wound Ger many.” This resolnFon brought a most acute cabinet crisis. While some of the cab inct members favored the complete sur render resolution, it was realized that no cabined could accept the French program and survive*. Howe'ver. since tin* storm of eiisap j proval from Fivncli. British and Amer iican sources has broken over their ! heads, over tin* offer sent to America. | the cabinet is not eager to remain in I office* Th<‘ CHlHIUM UIHI imm*'* » cessions mean its fall ami it is ready to ,iuit and let another government accept the entente's original demaud*. An interesting development was re ported today from Bavaria. George Heim, the so-called “uncrown ed King' 'and leader of the Bavarian peasants' party, rallied upon the Berlin government to resign, declaring: “A foreign minister who asks an American lawyer to write tiermany s notes is impossible." tiazette. JONESBORO WINS IN LITERARY CARRIES OFF FIRST HONORS IN ARKANSAS-M1SSOI Rl SCHOOL CONTESTS. .loneshoro. April Lin .loneshoro High school tonight won the sweepstakes trophy in the literary division of the Arkansas Missouri In'etscholnstio Digit School Association, which opened a two day meet here this afternoon. '1 lie lo cal school won first place in the type writing, violin and voice contests. Wynne Digit school came next with two first places, its contestants capturing first prizes in the spelling and declaim! tion contests. The track meet will he held tomorrow afternoon. Fifteen schools are repre sented in flit1 contests. Following are the winners,of today's events, each of whom was awarded a medal: Rending—< 'oiMaiie Huhluin of j Pdyf heville. Piano Ktlieline Srnitli. Marked Tree. Spelling Walter Ihiffey Wynne. Typewriting— Garnett Stephens, | .loneslioro. Violin—Noel Grady, .loneslioro. Dccla mation — Deloss McKnight, Wynne. Voice—Si ley 11a Itarion. .loneslsiro HERMAN IS E\s\ WINNER. New Orleans. April 29.—Pete Herman I of New Orleans, former bantamweight eharapion, won an easy decision over Frankie Duly of New York in a 15 round fight here tonight. The little ex tilte holder made a valiant effort to land a knockout, but the Easterner stood up under his varied assortment of punches. Herman won every round of the 15. Daly weighed 121 12 pounds and Herman 122 1-2. 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Statements of the condition of the two road districts were made by W. V. Tompkins of District No. 1. and by Dan Pittman of district No. 2. A short statement of conditions was made by Judge J. W. Franks. Members id' both commissions and the county judge an swered all questions asked them by members of the Chamber of Commerce committee, giving the committee such information as they could. The committee announced it would make further investigations and as soon as they are fully advised as to all phases of the road proposition and after conferring with Judge Franks and nth ers interested in the building of tlr* ltankhead road, will call another meet ing of the commissioners, county judge and committee and file with them their written recommendations No action I was taken nor recommendations made j at the meeting Iasi night: the purpose I of the meeting being for tin* committee j t() receive what information it could and get assurances of tin* county judge and road commissioners that whatever ! recommendations the committee sees fit to make after a thorough investigation will l>e considered by them In the spirit they are given, i. e„ looking to a settle ment of the differences of the various factions and the early building of the highway under some plan agreeable to a majority of the people. -o EX-MAYOR IS ACCUSED. Lake Charles, La , April 20.—Ten in dictments charging forgery and obtain ing under false pretenses were return ed yesterday by the Calcasieu grand jury against C. It Richard, former po lice Juror and one time mayor of Lake Charles. The Indictments are in con nee! ion with bis police jury term. He was arraigned Rainy and pleaded not guilty before Judge Cline, who fixed his bond at SI.Atm and set the date of trial as May 10. -—o DENIES I.OOTIN<» BANK. Shreveport, La.. April 20.—That he did not receive one cent of the $80.0(10 or more dollars reported missing of the funds of (lie defunct Bank of Plain Dealing of Plain Dealing, La., was the statement of Jonah Perry, cashier, who is being held in the parish prison here subject to action by the Bossier pariah authorities. -o-— THREE NEOROES KILLED. Rale gh. N April 20. In a three cornered fight late yesterday between a party of revenue officers tnd guards at a moonshine whisky still near Pas cal. \. c.. three unidentified negroes Were killed. -o Subscribe for (lie Daily Picayune. Keep the r BALANCE IN YOUR FAVOR The present HIGH COST OF LIVING has made it difficult for many of us to strike an even balance between our INCOMES and EXPENSES. Care in buying your daily needs will lighten the burden and by taking advantage of the merchandise we handle your DOLLARS will TIP the BEAM in YOUR FAVOR. W. K. Buchanan & Co.