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derings during the civil strife, he has lived in our state. His zeal for Christ and his kingdom have been more than that of many men. His wife still stands by his side. Their children num ber 15 and are an honor to their lives of Christian devotion. Though they have passed the 0 .score years, their lives are ac tive and full of usefulness. W. S. Caldwell lives in Taylor j township, and is now more than j 60 years old. He was raised in j the community in which he lives. | During the war he was wound-j ed from which he has never re-! covered. His moral standing is * equal to that of earth’s purest *fand best. He has been a IVleth 'odist for years and no one is more P prompt to his churche’s calls than he has been. MOKE THAN 80 YEARS OLD. Daniel Pipkin is one of Ne vada's oldest, purest and mosi highly respected citizens. For many years his home has been at Glenville, where he has raised a large and interesting family. His name is a household word in many homes in Arkansas. Some of his sons have gone in the ministry, and others into other; important stations of a rapidly | developing country. Uncle Daniel is noted for his power in revival meetings ar.d the strength of his faith. His life is a stainless one. His re ward will be one given to a well spent life. His wife is still living, and for more than a half century they have breasted earth s storms, side by side. She is the em bodiment of motherliness and purity. Elder W. R. Durham was born and raised in Nevada county. His life has been an active farm life, connected with a pas - torate in the Missionary Baptist church. He was educated at the Ouachita .Baptist College, and has met the issues of a respon sible lift', with marked success. IJis home is complete and his i farm one of the best to be found in Nevada copntv. He is an expression of moral and financial success. AGE 82 V it Ah’S. Nathan Fairchilds is 82 years old and is still able to plow all day. For 43 years he has roam ed the hills and valleys of Ar kansas. His faitn is that of the Primitive Baptist, and his up right walk has won tor him the good will and highest returns from all who know him. A. B. Moody, living near Ca ney, is one of Nevada’s oldest citizens, and since 1800 has lived on the same farm. He served through the war as a Confederate soldier; his moral and social standing is high; his neighbors speak of him in high terms. age To. Mrs. Laura A. Potter is, in a true sense of the vonl, a molher of Israel, and though her age bends the form beneath its weight she is still about her household duties, and meets life’s burdens, cheerfully. Her faith is strong, her footing is sure for an eternal home. 7 0 Y E A US OLD APRIL 4 T TI. R. L. Hinton came to Arkan sas in 1848 with his parents, and settled in St. Francis coun ty. After reading medicine, he graduated from the Memphis Medical College in 1859, and for 10 years he practiced medicine in west Term., after which he re turned to Arkansas in 1866, and settled at Washington, in Hemp stead county. He moved to Prescott m 1M77. For 94 years Dr Hinton has acted as a Stew ard in ill'1 M. E. Church South For 4 1 years without cessa tion lie lias practiced medi cine. and \et lie is a. Strang man. Like the physical man. his moral character has stood the snares and buffeting of sa tan, and stands today a true and tried giant. MORE TIL 1 X A RILLIOX OF DOLLARS OX DECEMBER THE RISE. IS ML HAD THE Mutual Life Insurance Co. OF NEW YOFK, RICHARD A. McCURDY, President, HAD $1,052,065,211 OF IMS. IN FORCE. It has paid pnli 'y-liol lor since 18 id 8514.117,9-16 And now holds in trust, for them . 5301.844,537 Reserve Liabiity CpM 711 998 61 Dec. 81, 180i» v 1 • 1 1 1 • ' 1 Contingent Guarari 't^ C 1“ (h, ) "J C Fuad a. , -N, I Caref il Invostmint . Li’ioradty to the la- i tured 1 I rromr'*- payment of \ Claim* I Th° rr>o'.t !i'jpnl form 1 of foiLy Loan > to t'.f* Tn ur d V I -T-- - HAVE BROUGHT THESE GREAT RESULTS F< r (nil ; nr tit nlars re t:nriling npv form of pohcv. ;:pt-]v io I7. L. 3\Vmmd, Lillio Rock Arkansas. Livr. mei jjvtic agents wanted. Monthlv cash jjaiar aiitecs made. Mention The Ti ir.es* Pica \ line when writ ing. II. L. Rem mel, Gen ’1 Agt. Little Rock, Ark Jno. K. Marsh living in the lower end of Nevada is of N. C. birth. His character is- without reproach. He came with his parents to Arkansas in mid winter in JH49. lie marched j under the Confederate Hag lor j 2 years, and returned to his j home at Caney. where he has I lived and made full proof of a I Christian faith. His wife was a Gladen and everyway worthy of such hon ored associations. age 55 P. i>. Jones, the representa tive of our county is a native of Miss* la 1H59 he reached Caney Arkansas, and since that time his life has passed without re proach. He was among the most considerate representa tives in the last assembly of A r kansas’able lawmakers. He is now candidate for re-election and doubtless will make a suc cessful race and do honor to his constituency. ! The Times-Picayune is the bes p'iper in Southwest • Arkansas «XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX» 1 OUR CITIZENS* -|j _ _ •TTTTTTTTTTTTTTtTTVfTT fftf MR. W. V. TOMPKINS. When the discordant notes of Civil Strife were first being heard in the latter part of the year 1861, William Vernon Tompkins was born in the mos quito-tenanted swamps of White county,^Arkansas. The gloomy snows of that eventful winter doubtless threw ominous aspect over matters mundane, but hit ler years prove that no mean impression was made on Will iam's life bv such austere in coming. His father was killed in the Battle of Helena, on duly 4th. I860. He moved with his mother to Clinton, Van Buren county, in 1867, where he was TTfT raised and educated, completing his education at Quitman in 1871). Notv’ithstandirig the opportun ities for obtaining an education were very meager at that time and place, he was firmly ground ed in the principles of thought and action winch have led to his distinction. He made his first | visit to Prescott in 1881, but re turned to Van Hu re n county the next year and was admitted to the liar at Marshall. A rk.. in 188<5. lie returned to Prescott in the spring of the same year and lias made this iiis permanent home since that time. He was married to Miss Nellie Poe in 188-1. In the spring of Is!)") he was appointed by Pres ident Cleveland to the otliee of Mineral Land Commissioner in Montai>4* At the expiration of Mr. Cleveland’s term, he was appointed again bv M r. McKinley to the same position. Alter hav ing held that oftice for four years, he resigned and returned to Prescott to give his attention to i . _ . Ins chosen proiession. As an Attorney, Mr. Tompkins ranks high. IIis practice is not confined to any particular local ity, but is spread over the entire state, and it is needless to com ment on the success which has attended his various efforts. He is at present the General Attor ney for the Anti saloon League of Arkansas and his recent work in that line has placed him be* tore the people of Arkansas as a lawyer of great ability and hon esty of purpose. The personal side of Mr. Tom pkins is very pleasant and has had much to do with his success and standing among his fellowSg His humorous sunny nature brings him into favor with all classes, while his high moral character, his honest integrity of purpose and his sound judge ment give him rank wtih men of business and brains. Mr. Tom.