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yesterday ^ Jm v _ ^ _ PAGE V 4 2 0 I —^=— ——-—^ VOL. 1—NO. 141 PRICE FIVE G^j*. ( SERVICE PLUS! iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Any bank can offer you service. Most banks are well-meaning in their inten tion to do everything that the average bunk stands willing to do. But here at the Bank of Prescott, we offer Service Plus. It is our deter mination to give our patrons banking service plus the friendly, intimate and personal interest which we take in each and every patron. BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas MUST PAY NE GROES’ PEN BILL Phillips Count) Plainly Liable Under ^ the Law, Says Mr. Utley. I - That Phillips county owes the state | 1 a day for each day the Elaine ne roes have been held in the pententiary ras officially stated yesterday by At )rney General Utley. In response to a itter from C. S. Toole, secretary of i Arkansas Penitentiary Commissitn. he amount which already has been in irred under an act of the last legisla te which charges the counties with i opkeep o ftlie prisoners dondemned ■death, is approximately $1,400. Ma Hnery for collecting the money, or al Bntives which would apply in cases of Btpayment are not provided in the but two theories wen* advanced Hterday. The Phillips county judge |B written Mr. Toole to the effect that county will not pay. tate officials yesterday suggested t two courses might he taken. Th-* •rney general might, in the name of state sue. the comity for the amount r due, or the Penitentiary Cominis might return the negroes to Phil county, thus shifting further ex le from the state. Mr. Utley has teen asked for an opinion as to the action which may be taken and yester nay said that he had not gone into the question beyond ascertainng that the county is liable fo rthe sum charged to the county by the Penitentiary Com mission.—Gazette. -o 1921 CLl'B. Mr. and Mrs. Wm, D. Burdiue en tertained the members of tihe 1921 Club last evening at their home on West Elm street. The flowers of the sea son. nasturtiums, sweet peas and shasta daisies, lent their fragrance and beauty to the occasion. Four tables arrange^ were filled with players for rook. After the play ers had enjoyed several games, they were served a delicious salad course. Those enjoying the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Ernond Logan. Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Hambright, Mr. and Mrs. War ren Cummings and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Denman. Mr. and Mrs. John Hesterly, Dr. and Mrs. Sam Gee. Misses Selma Herring. Mae Duke, Mrs. Scott Hal tom ami Mr. Lester Steed. -o There will be preaching tonight at the Baptist church by the pastor at the regular prayer meeting hour. This will be the last sermon by Bro. Walters to the church before going to Figgott. After services threre will be a called conference. V The Hot Weather is here to stay with us for a long time. BUY TODAY while our stock is complete on everythins you men and boys wear. ; Will mention only a few PRICES, most of them FAR LESS than we can buy from the Manufacturer on today’s market. $14.00 Black Kid Florsheim Low Shoes now_$7.00 $15.00 Brown Kid Florsheim Low Shoes now_$7.50 ALL OTHER OXFORDS AT HALF PRICE. Old Price $2.00 the Best Unions Possible, now__$1.00 'Old Price $1.50 the best Unionsuit to sell for_75c Good line of other fine values for you. A Dandy good make of Genuine Palm Beach Suit$13.50 Also other grades, a few higher, some lower. Straw Hats all grades and styles to suit Every one’s pocketbook. Prices from $5.00 down to 25c. Come now and get what you need for the summer. JOE BOSWELI " THE CLOTHIER “ Home of Hart-Schaffner & Mara Clothes. Phone 190. Prescott, Arkansas. TODAY THE DAY FOR BIG GAME Stage all Set for First and Most In teresting Game of the Season. MERCHANTS WILL PLEASE CLOSE Everybody Is on edge for the base ball game this afternoon. If you haven’t declared yourself to be on one side or the other and if you haven’t decided to attend the game, you are passing up one of the sweetest oppor tunities of your life for the enjoyment of the national pastime. For the in formation of some who are not. fully advised as to the qualifications of some of the stars on either side, we give a few facts and characteristics of some of the players. Charlie Tompkins ac complished the feat of going through a whole season without an error, while he was playing first base for the Cleve land Americans. He batted .352. He plays with the Orioles of the Rising Star. Stark of the Nightin gales, played several seasons with the New York Giants, hut was released because he was too expensive. He burned up 2?>4 balls with his steam, and once when It'1 made a wild pitch he set the grand stand on fire and burned up $250,000 worth of property. He is known as • Machine-Gun Jim.” Haynic of the Night ingales broke the rec ord for base-stealing in the American Asso- ( ciation with 18d. The last two months of the suasoit the opposing teams gave Two-Gun a run when he reached first base to save themselves the embarassment of seeing him steal three bases in succession. Ben Waller, Oriole second - baseman, was home-run king before Babe Ruth. He never struck out iu his life, he either got hit or got a home run. The opposite cut shows Gordon, Oriole catcher. just before touching a runner who is attempting to score He is the man with the bullet-throw to second Among the stars of tjhe Nightingales, one long to be remembered in the big leagues for bis pretty fielding of bigli and low balls is Tiger Bush, who was banished from organized ball for wear ing springs on the bottom of his sho**s. Dillard of the Orioles has a reputation for covering both sides of die infield. He fielded .000 for three years, and doubtless would have continued had not a farmer plowed up the infield because he played on the opposing team. You'll have the time of your life if you see these brilliant players In ac tion this afternoon You can’t afford to miss It. And we kindly ask all the merchants to close their places of bus-, iness. Take the initiative and close without waiting to see your penniless competitor shut his door. The game starts right, away. Grab your hat and take out. It’s free' al together. 4 o’clock. -o HARVEST HANDS NEEDED Chicago, June 11 The Illinois Free Employment Office today received a ; telegram from the Kansas Employment I Bureau asking that all available har vest hands be started west to meet calls for help in Kansas and Oklahoma wheat fields. Four dollars a day and board is being paid the message said. -o BABY HOPPER DEAD. The baby of Mr and Mrs. .1. W. Iupper of route 1, d cd sudd -nly this n-o.ning at nine o’ch fl.. !• will be muled at Cantlev - cemetery this after run. The f< <i p.iM r ts have the sy: i •»*b> of the m ite community. LACKS RATE MAKING POWER _ I Point is Raised When Gas Rate Hear ing is Reopened at the CapitoL | Whether the earning and expenses j o fthe Little Itock Gas and Fuel compa ny should he admitted as evidence in the hearing o nthe application for iu creaseed rates of the Arkansas Natural Gas company is a question t obe de cided today by the Arkansas Railroad Commission, which yesterday re opened the hearings. The application for rate increases was begun last year by the Arkansas Corporation Commission and hearings were stopped when thut organization was abolished by act of the legislature and the Railroad Commission created. The act creating the Railroad Cont ra iss* on reduced the powers considera bly and restored to towns and cities their jurisdiction over local utilities. A specal act was passed, however, au thorizing the Railroad Commission to continue the hearings. It was discovered yesterday, accord ing to members of the commission, tbs the special act did not vest the com mission with full authority in the mat ter because of amendments which elim inated the rate-making power, roserv ing this function to the municipalities in which the utiiites are located. Mem bers of the commssion said yesterday that they would have no power to pre sc il>c rates In Little Rock and llot Springs, which are served by separate companies, who receive their gas from th eArkansas company at the city lim its. In Hot Springs and Little Rock the rate-making power is a function of the city councils, but other towns served directly by the Arkansas compa ny lie within the jurisdiction of the commission. SO Ter CVnt Increase Sought. The main issue before the commis sion is the application o fth« Arkansas company fo ran approximate 2'* per cent increase in its rates In comput ing the return which the company !s enliUed to receive upon its Investments, the earnings, expenses, etc., ore lieing considered, and tie question as to whether the Little Rock company’s earnings and expenses may i»e shown in this connection was brought Imfore the commission yesterday, on the the ory that increased rate.* allowed the | Arkansas company at the e'-ty limits would be reflected in the distributing company’s rates. W. T. Field, engineer of Fordyce & Field, who was on tin* stand whtn the hearing was suspended l>efore tin* Ark ansas Corporation Commission, com pleted his testimony yesterday. Mr. : Field testified ns to the value of the | company’s plant, based on th eprobable j life of the gas field from which it j draws its supply. Conceding the life . of the field to is- at least five years, j Mr. Field estimated the value of the | plant to be $4,279,204. less u salvage of $<100,000 and a working capital of $150,000. Mr. Field said that the an nual return o ntlie plant, based on the figures submitted, would be about $442,702. J. F. Loughborough, attorney for the Arkansas Natural Gas Consum ers' League, said that the company’s return last year had been approximate ly twice this amount. Roy E. Chase of Chase. Wallin & Gaunt, accountants, who had made au audit of the company’s books for the league last year, was on the stand yes terday afternoon when the hearing colsed.—Ga zot te. LANEBIRG NEWS. Miss Rutli Wadille of Dallas. Texas, is the guest of Myriam Fore. John Tompson and little son, Billie, made n business trip to Hope today. Mrs. Muriel Galloway spent last week with Opal Phillips. Miss Vera Hudson spent Sunday with Miss Mart McGough. Newt Cook spent yesterday in l’res cotf. nev. and Mrs. G. E. Waddle and family of Dallas, are attending a few days in Sutton, visiting relatives and friends. The party which was to have been given at John Thomas’ last Saturday night, wan postponed on account of the rain and will t*e next Saturday night Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fore and daughter, Mary Lou spent yesterday in Prescott. Earl Fore and Willard Wren left Monday for Fayetteville, where they will attend summer school. Don t Fail to See Our Line of _______ * -, Neckwear and Shirts Special Prices on Ties this week. 50 and 75c. Hope to meet you at the Chautauqua June 21. Hitt Dry Goods Co. JUNE CORN PROF ITABLE CROP That Is, If It Is Given Proper Culti vation, Says Mr. Cottrell. crop In Arkansas if it s given the pro Mexican June corn is a profitable per knd of cultivation, according to H. M. Cottrell, agriculturist of the Ark ansas Profitable Farming Bureau of the Little Rock Board of Commerce. Mr. Cottrell suggests that Arkansas farmers should consider this crop for planting on land where corn or cotton lias failed to come up. where oats have been harvested or where no crop has been planted He says that this variety of corn will make a crop of planted in June anywhere in the cotton bolt. “Representative J. R. Alexander of Scott has grown this corn for years," says Mr. Cottrell. “He says that the lowest yield he ever has produced has been 40 bushels to the acre and he has produced as high as 70 bushel. This is on rich river bottom land, but J. A Weaver of Lonoke on his uplnnd farm lias averaged 30 bushels to th eacre. “However, both these men put more work in their land in preparing it for planting than most farmers put on their whole crop. That is the secret of their success. Roth plow deeply, then work the ground with a disc or smoothing harrow until the ground is as mellow ns a garden. Then they plant their corn They cultivate it every week or 10 days from the time the corn appears above ground. “Mexican June corn is a profitable crop If this kind of cultivation Is giv en. But if a farmer is going to throw his seed among the clods, he might bet ter save his seed.” --o— WRECK EXPLODES CAR OF DYNAMITE New Albany, Miss.. June II.—<>nc man was killed, four others slightly in jured and fifteen freight cars with their contents were almost completely destroyed when a collision between freight trains Noe. 135 and 138 on the 8t. Louis and San Francisco railroad exp1 d a carload of dynamite at Wal \e die, four miles south of here, early tonight. force of the explosion hurled one o fthe engines completely over the other and buried it in the ground. Trees and telegraph lines along the roa<’ were leveled and farmers in near by fields were thrown to the ground. Tue explosion was felt in Sherman, IS miles distant, and windows in number* of New Albany houses were shattered. Immediately after the explosion, which tore a h<*e 20 feet deep and SO Ifc-et square along the tracks, fir* broke out in the wreckage aud 15 freight cars were burned. The fire was still burning late tonight. Both loco motives were demolished. Frank Mais. the negro fireman on train 135, was killed. Both engineers csca|M‘d by leaping from the cabs a few seconds before the trains collided. Traffis was seriously affected and Assistant Superintendent T. W. Ca beeii of Amory, who started an iuven tigation, declared it would be many hours before the wreckage would be cleared. Trains wc.-e Iteing detoured by wa yof Tupelo. -o Subscribe for the Dally Pleayn** Chops, Bran, Shorts HIGHEST PATENT. -FL O UR IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHI The best in Groceries that money can buy at prices that are RIGHT. We carry a full line of Dry Goods. See Us. W. K. Buchanan & Co.