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4io ®1|£ Satltj pttagmte 4t0 7777777” __PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1921 PRICE HVE CENTS NOT A Disadvantage It Is not a disadvantage lo be obli gated to bank by mail provided you are banking with the Bank of Prescott. Customers who find it convenient to deposit or withdraw money by mail, are always assured f our usual prompt and careful attention. BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas The much needed repairs at the ammar school huihling an' being at ded to before school opens in the H. The buildings will all be in k! condition. rl Fore of Sutton, is In the city to He is preparing to leave soon for Ptoyetteville, where he will take a sum mer course at the l nlverslty. Mr. Fore is oue of the young teachers of the county and always takes advan tage of an opportunity to Improve in his work. .* * * * Ladies House Dresses, percale Hug dad and Gingham at 00c, $1.00 and $2.00 at Sumple Shoe Store 6-7 5t Henry Oowans, who has been here moving the rest of his household be longings to Horatio, left this morning for his new home. He was accompanied home by Mrs Pearl Brown and son. who will visit there awhile. * * * • Miss Lula Iteth Gee returned home from Arkadelphia last night, where she sang the favorite wedding songs, “Because" and “What is Love,” at the Wilkerson Thomas nuptials, yesterday afternoon. Instead of once a weke, the Picay une will come to yon 8 times a week. MRS. KERRY HES TERLY ENTERTAINS Mrs. Berry Hesterl.v entertained yes terday afternoon with a 3-table ‘‘500" party honoring the bride-elect, Miss Gertrude Davis. Mrs. Watson White. Jr., was ttie win ner of high score and Mj's. Jacob Wes terly low. Both were presented with favors. The honoree. Miss Davis, was the recipient of a remembrance from the hostess. The guests were served a delicious salad course by the hostess. Those present were, the honoree. Miss Ger trude Davis, Misses Gertrude Guth rie, Margaret White. Jerre Johnson, Amelia White, Margaret Hart .and Mes dames Bernie Buchanan. Otho Stephen son, Jacob Hesterly. Cleve Hitt, Wat son White Jr., and the hostess. Miss Mary Bemis in expected to ar rive tonight from Texarkana, where she lias laa'ii visiting. While here she will he the guest of Mrs. Horace Bemis. • • * * Notice. Tux assessor O. C. Woosley requests us to announce that he will give the peo ple of Boughton township another one lialf day to assess their property, and he will be in Boughton Monday after noon (June 13th). UNION SUITS MUST MOVE T hey are moving fast. Hurry and get your summer supply, before they are all gone, then you will not regret it, as they are the greatest values offered you in years. UNION SUITS Old price $2.50 our price now_$1.25 Old price $2.00 our pries now.. _$1.00 Old price $1.50 our price now _ _ .75 A dandy line of night gowns or anything Boys and Men wear. SEE OUR WINDOW JOE BOSWELI ** THE CLOTHIER “ Home of Hart-Schaffner & Marx Clothes. Phone 190. Prescott, Arkansas. Milk, Cream and Butter WANTED! Farmers interested in raising cattle and selling milk, cream or butter are requested to hear an expert from the Department of Agriculture at the Court House on Monday, June 1 3th at 2 o’clock p. m. He will give good advice on how to care for your milk cow, when, where and how to market your milk, cream and butter. MAY NAME NEW BOARD SOON TKCSTEES OE MAGNOLIA SCHOOL SAY PRESIDENT STARTED TROt'BLE. With Governor Ml Itae going to Con way today, where he will deliver the baccalaureate address sit closing ex ercises of the State Normal School, it is not expected that action will be tak en in the matter of appointing a new Hoard of Trustees for the Magnolia Agricultural School before the end of this week or the beginning of next week. State Comptroller Van It. Sims, who bad made an audit of the schools af fnirs .yesterday had not filed his re port with the governor, but probably will send it in today. However, the re port was read in iairt at the meeting of the board members with the governor several days ago. at which time the re port of the board also was filed. The board's report is more or less in thr nature of an answer to charges which had been made against the mein bers by President Austin, who. with other members of the faculty, has been discharged by the board. It also con tains charges against Mr. Austin, one of which was that he organized an in surrection of students and faculty members upiiist the board. The insurrection, according to the re port. consisted in petitions and letters to the governor asking the removal of the hoard “without trial and without our knowledge." The report says that a bnkery and an ice cream plant were bought and in stalled without the authority of the hoard had never received a report of the affairs of either. The charge that the board opposed tin* use of modern farm machinery originated, according to the report, when President Austin bought and used a tractor on the farm which caused the terraces to break down and the land to wash, and the hoard opposed its further use. Mr. Austin rented private land three miles [from the school, the report alleges, and worked it with teams and tools be longing to the school. “This,” it was said, “provoked ad verse criticism and was without the knowledge and consent of the board." —Gazette. ■—-u BODY OF THEODORE FULLER ARRIVES HERE FOR BURIAL The body of Theodore Fuller, who died in France, arrived here today, and will be buried at Sliover Springs next Sunday at 2:30 p. in. Hi* funeral will be conducted by ex service men under the auspices of the Leslie Huddleston Post of the American Legion The reg ular military funeral will be accorded thi* brave Hempstead county boy who never once faltered or failed in the dis charge of duty Star of Hope. Mr*. W. J. Taney and son J. W. Jr. who have l.oen visiting J J- lianey for ilie past few day- loft *hi* morn ing for Henvoin-r, Okla . where they will v'-it n few day* before returning to their home in Tulsa. • * * * Littb Margaret Edward*, who ha* been quite ill for the j.n*t few days, is able to be up tnctyv. She is the daugh ter of Mr. and Mr* T A Edwords on West Main street. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Pros-ley left this morning for Arkadelphia, where they will visit Itefore returning to their home in Little Itock. While in the city they were the guests of Mrs. Prossley'a par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Clias. Litton. NEW RESPITE FOR ELAINE RIOTERS LAWYERS SECURE WRIT THAT ; WILL PREVENT SIX ELECTRO CUTIONS TOMORROW. ™* Orders directing a writ of habeas corpus for the appearance in Chancery Court of Frank Hicks. Frank Moore. Ed Hicks. J. E. Knox, Ed Coleman and Paul Hall, six Elaine negro rioters under sentence of electrocution, were issued yesterday by Chancellor Martl | neau. The negroes, whose executions were sot by Governor McRae for to morrow. are ordered under the writ fo habeas corpus to appear before Chan | eery Court nt 2 o'clock tomorow after I noon and are placed under $500 bond each for tlieir appearance. The order of th ecourt also restrains E II. Demp sey, warden at the walls, from carry ing out the proclamation of the gover nor setting the date of the execution. The petition for writ of habeas cor pus, filed by McHenry. Murphy and Dunaway and Scipio Jones, negro at* ; torney for Uio plaintiffs, bases its plea for a review of the case on the ground that the negroes were not .responsible for the death of Clinton Lee. white man, who was alleged to have been shot by negroes during the Elaine riot of October 1. 1010: that they were convict of Helena officials and business men, ed by the Committee of Seven, made up out justice; and that they were con and that their trial in court was with victed on evidence secured under du ress from memliers of tlieir race, who testified falsely out <>f fright and to es cape punishment, and that there was no member of tlieir race on tin' jury 1 that tried then) at any time. They also represent in the jM'tition that they were unable to enter pro test at the proper time as they were confined and knew nothing of the re quire.nents of the law. In addition to the petition, several exhibits are introduced, including let ters from the Robert L. Kitchens Post of Helena: of the Committee of Seven who investigated the Elaine riots and of the Lions Club and Rotary Club of Helena, address d to the governor an 1 asking that no clemency In* shown the negroes, which are entered to show that the n«gr< es have been the victims of race pfcJ" ce. Opposed Clemency. Chief among tlie delegations which called or the governor yesterday in colic, !i. n w th the Elaine cases wa < on; from Helena, i < a dec! hy Judge John Ike Moore and ?«V,attain Stranli, who wn« sheriff of Phillips county at the time of tiie trial. The delegation re. h wed the ease before the governor and filed the report of a meeting which had been held in Helena (lie night helm-. urging in the name of ’he county th »’ the K"' ernor extend no clemency. Jm'ie* 'I < >’e sai I that the* matter had be n ban lied quietP and lawfully ity the official* and citizens of the county because of their confidence in the court and their i.( lief that just -e would he don" In terference. ho said, would have a most i.nwln lesome effect. The governoi ye* ter'ay said that lie had no announce met-1 Is make < f Ids intentions. Aim ng the strongest contain deatlcns which have liocu received hy the gover nor arc a lettci lrotn Judge .1 'I Jack son who trie-1 the cases of ’he men now in the deat-i cells, urrl hef .re whose court th» other six ca*cs are pending, an da report from John E. Miller, prosecuting attorney of White county, who investigated the entire matter at Governor McRae's request Mr. Miller’s report was made to as Madras Shirting We are showing a wide range of pat terns in SHIRTING of a very good mate rial 21) 0^ the yard SEE OUR WINDOW. Hitt Dry Goods Co. certain the truth or falsity of charges made by Robert 1. Kerlin of Lexing ton. Va. .and affidavits of others which had been sent to the governor, alleging that the negroes had not bad a fair trial. Kerlin’s letter and the affidavits also asked that postponement of ihe execu tion of the condemned six he granted until a decision has been made by the court in the cases of the second s x The second six have twice been found guilty of first degree murder and the cases twice reversed and remanded by the Supreme Court because of technical error. Almost all of the mass of poti tions, etc., received by the governor ask ing postponement are written, appar ently. under the misapprehension that the 12 negoes were convicted Jointly of the same murders committed under the same circumstances. According to the court records, however. Frank and Ed Hicks. Frank Moore. J. E. Knox. Ed Coleman and Paul Hall were convicted and sentenced to death for the killing Clinton Lee on the morning of October 1, an dthe other six were convicted of the murder of Deputy Sheriff Atkins on the night of September 30 and .1. A. Tappan on the afternoon of Octo ber 1. Tappan died during the night of October 1.—tlazettc. -o AT THE HOTELS. Bratton K. A. Hastings. Manning Ark.: 1. <1. Hastings, Little Rock: .T, II. Leslie, Memphis: Jno. B. McDan iel. Arkadelphia : J. IV Bradley l\ S. A and Ark.; Boh Moore: A. W. Hcliroe der. Kansas City; W. W. Hargrave, Washington, 1). C : J. It. Smith Brink ley: H. II Hohlld. Brinkley; Chas. B. Moore an dwife, Little Hock : Joe Spane and family. Gilmer, Texas; E. GL Boutte, Marshall. Texas; N. Falk, lit tle Itoek: J B. Young, Little Rook; A. Clarenee Broyles; J. D. Moore, eity. New Park—H. P. Rrannan; B. Snt lenbnrg. Texas; Dewy Watts; F. N. Munn; E .1. Rraunee, St. Louis; J. J. Million. Memphis: Ren R. Hohnelde, St. Louis: C. E. Oxford. Texarkana: H. A. Fulmer, Little Rock; T. F. Greller, Detroit: R T. Gray, Little Rock: J. A, Evans and wife. Bearden, Ark. JAC KSON AND BUN, NEGROES. FINED $10.00 AND COSTS Harvey Jackson and John Bun, ne groes, were tried yesterday in the Mayor's court. The former on a charge of assault and battery and the latter on a charge of theft. They were found guilty and each receivisl a $10 fine and costs in the case. The arrests oT these negroes was the result of a fight between them. Bun had Jackson ar rested after the fight, then Jackson tells of the theft and has Bun arrested. Notice. Re careful Septicaemia la here among: your cattle. Have them examined an«l immuned against this contagious dls ease. Dr. J. A Bias, office phone 173, residence phone 20C>, calls answered day day or night. P. S. Notice and be dire ful of the cloth used in straining tin* milk -o Notice. The pickle station at Prescott will open Wednesday. June 8. Bring you* cucumbers In. (PO lw Thomas Pickle Co. • • • • Subscribe for the Dally Picayune. Keep the p 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. fi. Buchanan & Co.