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Second Liberty Loan Coupons Due Interest coupons of the Second Liber ty Loan Bonds come due May 15th. Come in any time on or after that date and let us cash them for you. If there is any way in which we can serve you now, come in before. This bank is at your service always, and we invite you to make the fullest use of our facilites. BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas BROUGH CONTIN UES TO GAIN CONDITION CAUSES PHYSIC IANS TO CANCEL VISIT OF FAMED DIAGNOSTICIAN. Because of the continued improved condition of Dr. Charles H. Brough, who lias been critically ill. it has been decided not to call into consultation Dr. L. F. Barker of Baltimore, as had been planned. Dr. O. A. Caruth said Inst night that the former governor’s condition is now satisfactory and that at a consultation of physieans yester day it was decided that the specialist was not needed. ltr. Barker is physician in charge of Johns Hopkins hospital and professor of medicine of Johns Hopkins Univer sity, Baltimore. He is one of the lead ing diagnosticians of the United States. -o SCHOOL ELECTION. The following will hold the election ne\t Saturday to elect school directors and a member of the Board of Kduca tion: J. S Began. J. Nl. Duke ayd Ii G. Murrah, judges and Fred Powell and Fred Anderson will act as clerks. -o Subscribe for the Dally Picayune. I MON HAPPENINGS. Keverything is very «|iiiet around old 1'nion. The good Lord is blessing us with plenty of rain. Cotton is about all planted in this community Corn is looking fine in fact crop prospects are I good at present. The only objection some folks have to the stock law is they are not ready for if. and the only way to get them ready is to get the law first and en force it. and we will soon see how easy it is for them to get ready for it. We were glad to hear from Whit’s Chapel again. We were beginning to fear that something had happened to him Will close with Itest wishes to all. -o JACK GRAYSON CONFIRMED POSTMASTER i Eight acting jutstmasterships were [ confirmed including James A. Ginoc ! chin. Little ltock: E. M. Carter, De ' tfueen: Jack Grayson. Prescott: Maton 1 S. ltcrry. Magazine: Henry C. Wade, Patesville : J Pylon Cay. Rogers: Mrs. Mice Heard. Gentry and Charles Dixon , Mansfield. The appointments are sub j joe! to examination which will be based 1 on business training and experience, and executive ability, rather than on | scholastic attainments. SUITS # Will it be a Blue Serge, a Fancy, a Dixie Weave or a Palm Beach Suit for you this SUMMER? Whatever it may be, we have it for YOU. PRICES DOWN to ROCK BOTTOM. Come in today and pick it out. |0E BOSWELI THE CLOTHIER “ Home of Hart-Schaffner St Man Clothes. Phono 190. Prescott, Arkansas CLOTHIERS’CON VENTION CLOSED A. H. KATZ OF HOT SPRINGS IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE STATE ASSOC IATION. The Arkansas Association of Re tail (Mothiers and Furnishers closed a two-day convention yesterday with the election of officers as'follows: A. H. Katz. Hot Springs, president: Gilbert Blass. Little Rock, national director: F„ A. Poe. Little Rock, secretary treas urer; C. C. Yarington, Fayetteville, first vice president; W. A. Johnson. Fort Smith, second vice president, and Charles Ryan. North Little Rock, third vice president. Harry Pfeifer of Lit tie Rock, retiring president, was made a director of the association for two years; A. S. Pyke. Little Rock, was elected director for two years, and .1. \V. Barrow of Magnolia was elected a director for one year to succeed Mr. Foe. The convention will be held at Hot Springs next year. Although the trend of prices was discussed by the retailers, and it was agreed that prices in many instances would be lowered next fall, the mer chants devoted the greater part of the convention to the discussion of busi ness methods. Importance of truth fulness in advertising was stressed. It was declared by speakers that adver lising that is in any way misleading is more harmful to the merchant than to the public. Regarding the reduction in prices. Harry Pfeifer said in his opening ad dress that the retail clothiers of the country have done much toward bring ing down prices lie predicted some decline in the fall, but said that it de pends on the manufacturer as the re taller has already cut to tin* limit of profit margin on many articles. A Men's Apparel Club was organized „s a branch of the.national organiza tion. composed of traveling men in the Arkansas territory. The association adopted resolutions favoring uniform terms and discounts as formulated by the national Board of Directors and as supporting the action t,f the national committee as to the sales Ihn hill now pending in Congress. Kfforts of the directors in bringing about a reduction in the wholesale price of cellars were endorsed by the a ssoeia tion. * la zet te. Sl'TTON SCRAPS Kverything seemed t<> he very quiet in our community since the death of Mr. Wolf. Dr. J. H. Sutton d ed at his home this morning at 10 :.'!(> o'clock (Mondavi Mineral services will he held at Har mony church tomorrow ar. 1 p. in., by Klder .1 \V Krwin. Mrs Ceorge Catlowaj of Stamps, is visiting her suns this week. A. A. <tal loway and «> V. Calloway, of this com munity. W. L Monahan <>f A rkadelphia s|w‘iit Monday night with his brother in-law J. H. Bates. ~ ««.. 11'.. .1.11 . ..... .... ...diwl t.k l’rescott. last Friday and placed in the | sanitarium for treatment. Quite a number of our people are planning to take in the all day singing nt Bluff Springs next Sunday. Clemmie and Ivey Mitchell returned home Saturday after spending a week with their brother, Milburn Mitchell Miss Fay Armstrong spent Saturday night and Sunday with Velma Simp son. Say .lim, who was that spoke to you >o kind over rite telephone Sunday night and said nothing doing? Sorry to say. .lint, you had bad luck. Grady Williams of Kosston, was up to see one of our good looking girls Sunday p. in. • Happy and Henry. I don’t think you were so happy Saturday night. Won der why'? -o CORBKTT VISITS CAMP. Atlantic City. May 17.-*-James Corbett, former heavyweight champion of the world, spent several hours with Jack Dempsey today at his training eatup at the Airport. Corbett express ed confidence in Dempsey's ability to 1-eat Georges Carpentier in their bout at Jersey City. July 2. Dempsey spent a strenuous day in working out. his well balanced program keeping him busy throughout the day. Saturday night he will give his first public exhibition since he began train ing. RAILWAYS WIN WAl 2 DISPUTE LABOR BOARD ()l K'KI.A DECIDES LOWER PAA IS .11 S TIFIED. Chicago. May 17.—A reduction of the j wages of common labor on practically j every railroad of importance in the J country was forecast today in an an 1 nnuncoment issued bv the Cnited States Labor Board after only one day’s con sideration of the case. The board an nounced that a decision on the wage question effective July 1. will la* hand ed down on June 1, for all railroads whose wage disputes were presented to the board prior to April 18. These cover approximately 100 roads, includ ing the larger trunk lines in the'eoun try. As a forerunner to this decision the board announced a new and complete occupational classification of all rail road labor to bo used as a basis for the settlement of future disputes. The new classification lias been filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission to become effective from April 18. Hearings on disputes filed since that date or ones that may be filed between now and June 1. will begin on June 6 The railroads closed their case on May 7. but it was not until Monday after B M. Jewell, president of the rail way employees in the employment of the American Federal Railroad Board had presented final arguments for the employees, that the board began formal consideration of tin* case. Text of Decision. The text of tlm board's announcement in part follows: •■Whereas, the Uailroad Labor Hoard has this day, by formal resolution de clared that in its judgment, based upon the evidence before it in the disputes already heard, present conditions justi fy tn some extent, yet to lie determined, a readjustment of the wages of the em ployees of the carriers, which are pat ties to the disputes already heard by the Labor Board. Therefore, lie it re solved : “1. That this board will on June 1. lirjl, an ounce its decision, covering t lie disputes as to wages betjveeu carriers and their empleyees. 'which have been hertofore heard by the board, to be come effective July 1. Hrj 1. ••o That Monday, .lutie <i. lb-1. be M>t as the date when this board will bear the representatives of the parties In disputes filed sTiee April I'L T-t-l or which may ye be filed and docketed prior to June ti. it being the pui-pnse of the Uailroad Labor Hoard to make its decision of the disputes beard June p.rjl. effective July t. lb-1." History of Disputes. (in July ’JP. Ib-'P. the lioard rendered a decision increasing the pay of all classes of ra Iway employees approx imately •-’! per cent, or about $HPO.OOP. tHio a vein. Severn I months ago several minis an nounced that they could not longer operate under this wage award, ami an noiineed reduetions. averaging about 20 per cent for unskilled employees. The workers appealed to the board, which decided that the roads could not make summary reductions, bur. must first hold conferences with their men and then, if no agreement could be reached submit the ease to the hoard for de cision. Practically every large road in the country then held conferences with its unskilled employees regarding reduc tions and when the employees refused to accept the cuts, curried the ease to the hoard. Today’s announcement was the first indication of its attitude on the wage question. Railway officials tonight e\ pressed themselves as being pleased at the hoard’s statement, and gave the opinion that the same eomPtion wh'ch it was found applied to unskilled would also he applied to skilled workers. Representatives of the employees re fused to comment on the board’s an nouncement until they had time to study it carefully. Gazette. -o WHEREIN THE STORK HIKES A “NATURAE” Tf there is any luck in numbers, then the baby girl who arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rhodes late Monday night should i>e a favorite of fortune. Little Miss Rhodes arrived at the home of her parents, 711 east Eighth street, at 11:11 P- in.—Gaaetta -O ^iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiimniiiii.. tiiiniii I NEWDRESSES 5 llllllllllllllllllllllllllllliilliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit | in silks and organdies, ranging in price from mm 1 $9.50 to $24.50 § These are very good styles and it will be = worth while to look them over. ( Hitt Dry Goods Co. g niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiimiimiiimmiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiii SHORT LINES MAY REDUCE 35 LINES INTERESTED IN MEET ING CALLED FOR TOMORROW BY RAILROAD COMMISSION. .. Reduction of freight rates <>u short line Class 1! and (' railroads to con I form to the rates obtaining on trunk lines, ('lass A, will be considered at a mooting to he held Thursday lietween I representatives of the short line roods and members of the Arkansas Rail road Commission. Members of the com mission said yesterday that there is consideiable demand from Arkansas shippers for reductions, and complaint lias been made that even the Class A rates are too high Application for voluntary reductions have been made by some of the short lines, and mem hers of the commission said that it is probable that the movement may he j i made general. It is believed that each ! uf the 35 short lines in Arkansas will , lie represented at the meeting. The commission yesterday granted ! in the Missouri and North Arkansas^ i load permission to reduce its passenger j rate from five to three cents a mile. The commission Friday will begin it tie bearing of the Southwestern IV ! t r.ileum company's application for the establishment of a crude, oil rate in Arkansas similar to those in effect in | Texas and Oklahoma. Gazette. -o Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L Mays, of Pros j cott. have spent several days in Oko Iona this week, visiting relatives, and attending ihe commencement exercises of the high school. Okoloita Messen ger. AT THE HOTELS. The Bratton—A. C. tinge, W. M. Gum, J. N. White. H. Street, Little Itoek: .1. A. Dunlap, Blevins: W. H. Gihson, Memphis; M. W. Gresham. Dal las : V. A. Stewart, Hope: Ft, A. Txaster Little Itoek: E. W. Wheeler, Hope; hi. 0. Simpson, Dallas: W. M. .lernlgan, Texarkana: O. N, Crawford, Vlnlta, Okla.; Boh Moore, eit.v: ,1. S. Mltehell, St Louis: A. II. Casuily, SI. Louis. F1. II Bowers. Enid. Okla.i B. E. Steven son. Chleago; L. Kosenhaum, Fort Worth: F. P llalh. Little lhsk: W. II Flalllhurtnn. Little Itoek: U. R. Iteinhard, St Louis: A G. Fiini'gan, Paul Atkinson, .1 It Sands, It. FI. Sands, It. II. Brooks, Little Itoek ■ Mrs. F. Boos.. Fort Worth: It ,E Burns, Tenaha. Texas. The New Park - C. Branson, C. A. March, Gurilon: W. Lie! Waron. W. G. Good, St. Louis; C. P, Myer, Col. Straughan. Lester Stranghan, Rosaton : D. W Ramsey. Bluff City, Itosaton am! Prescott: C. .1. Barnett. Washington; Mrs. L. It Horton. Washington: C. Bidder. Texarkana : N. P Paulos, Tex arkana : A. G Bunker, Little Keck; Fred E. Paling. Ir., Houston; .1. O. Powell. Hot Springs; .1 |i Moore. W. L Burns. Hope. INTEREST GROWING The Interest of the people of Pres cott and surrounding district in tho Child Welfare Special is growing. Numbers are taking advantage of thin opportunity, hut we ho|ie those who have not planned to visit the Specie* .while it is here will do so. Only tilled days are left for the people to tako advantage of the knowledge ami teach ings of these skilled workers. 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 INCOMP.S 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.