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H. A. HAMILTON & COMPANY
(UNDER GREESON’S OPERA HOUSE.) I WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES. These goods are of the very best srade, and at the LOWEST possible price. We also pay the highest price lor all kinds of country produce. Come in and see us, we will be glad to see you at anv time. Goods Will be Delivered to Any Part of the City FREE OF CHARGE. Telephone, 29. H.A.Hamilton&Co are success ors to Hamilton Sharp & Co. Since 1896 they have done busi ness under the above name. The business has been exceed ingly prosperous and today they are classed among our leading merchants. J. K. and H. A Hamilton are of tine blood and have a special art in making friends. In 1879 they crossed the Mississippi river and landed on Arkansas soil, where they have enjoyed the hospitality of the noble people of our state and have been ready with all their powers to make it the banner state in the union, and Prescott the fairest of her daughters. Behind their counters are Pomp Whitesides and Ben Hatley, who are ready with yard stick and ready hands to meet the issues of a busy day. \v. S. Wolfe who is manager of Greeson Opera House is from Indiana. For 12 or 14 years he has passed along the public through fares of Arkansas as a traveling salesman. lie has be come thoroughly acquainted with our state and the noble peo ple who have shown him a ready home and a liberal patronage. At present He is traveling sales man for Wright Green and Wilk inson Mfg. Co. of St. Louis, and is one of the most active men on the road. Ilis management of our Opera House has brought many of the leading attractions to our town. The Citizens Bank was organ ized in 1895, with a capital stock of $25,000. Dr. A. Harris Pres., S. A. Scott Vice-pres., and J. S. Regan cashier. Lhis bank has done a good business from the beginning, and its deposits, and general volume of business, have increased. The officers of this bank are among our most worthy men and no one need to have any fears of money placed in their hands. M»\ Regan has ranked among Prescott most honored citizens for 18 years. He came from La. inJ1870 and settled near our town, and in 1883 he moved to Prescott. He was elected sheriff) in 1880 and served - years; since then ho lias stood among our best business men. When the Citizens bark was organized he took stock in it and has held the position of casheir since 1895. No business has lagged in his hands*. Ilis courteous man ners and firmness in principle have made him a success. William Gee, who is a native of Alabama, came to Arkansas in 1856, and in 1870 to Prescot t and opened busines with his brother, Ed F. Gee, in 1877. His total amount of assets amounted to fifteen dollars. They began to win confidence and friends by1 an honest dealing. Full meas ure, full weight and no misrep* reservation was their first and last motto Their stock grew, their customers crowded them, in 1882 S. B. Gee. an older, brother, came in as an equal: partner and swelled their stock) to 82,000 cash. The business g re w. T h i s w r i t e r a n d 11 a r m o n Adams were employed as clerks. Business increased, and J. A. Bryant was employed. Five years passed and stock was taken. 1 he three brothers had gone from rented cottages to homes of their own — business houses purchased and paid for and the stock full and business pi a general prosperous condi tion. Since the brothers disolv- , ed partnership, William occupies the old stand on west main street, with a large two room business—dry goods, groceries, feed stuffs, etc. His corner building is a neat two-storv brick house, well tilled with choice articles of millinery and general merchandise. His residence oc cupies the old Gee lot on the cor ner of West Wain Street and is a thing of modern beauty aud con venience—electric lights and water works and every thing else that tends to make tilings like home. J. \V. llatley is one of out* ad vancing young men. He was born at Holly Springs in Dallas county in 1873, the day Grant took his seat for his 2d term as president of the U. 8. He came to take his stand for the cause and strength of democracy and has not failed to meet her re quirements. He took his seat in Tompkins and Greeson’s office With Blackstone in his hand to master the problems of law m 1893. With unrelenting pluck and grit he continued until 1895. He walked out or the Cumber land University with his diploma in his hand and knowledge in his head, which armed him for a front seat among our lawyers He is a promising young man undone of high toned Christian morals and deserves the respect and confidence of all who know him. Henry B. McKinzie, sou of C. L. McKinzie, is a student of law in the office of W. V. Tompkins.