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J. U. Brown son of J. C.
i Brown, is one of our assistant L post masters. He was raised on Mthe farm and has rapidly grown ^.nto the confidence of our people. ^ For several years he taught in our county and now he is assistant postmaster and one of our most popular and promising young man. Jack Grayson deputy P. M. was raised in Prescott and serv ed as P. M. for 4 years und3r Harrison's administration and has figured in the Republican politics of-the county from child hood. Mo man has been truer to his party than Jack. He was turnkey ofU. S. jail, Ft. Smith, and U. S. deputy marshall for 18 months. R. L. Blakely is a native of Arkansas. Raised in John3on county and came to Prescott in 1889. He began business in a small way which increased as an ever flowing and increasing stream. Not with standing the heavy losses sustained by tire last November his business has grown until he now carries a full and complete stock of dry goods, groceries, millinery and feed stuff and is considered the largest cotton buyer in «ur section of the state. One mark ed evidence of his success is his almost unlimited advertising skill. He keeps the best of salesmen and salesladies and milliners. Behind his counters are found D. B. Thompson, T. L. Purtle, Blackwell Jordan, Geo Christopher, and none more efficient and popular than Mrs. E. A. Bhankel, Mrs B. H. Blakely, Misses Edna Shankle and Hattie Barr. B. H. Blakely Bro. ofR. L. Blakely, has charge of the books and, perhaps, none more accurate and accomodating, while Miss Lizzie Cobb has charge of the cash carrier. MRS. E. A. SHANKLE. Mrs. Shankle who has charge of Blakely,s millinery depart ment was in this business in our town for 19 years past, and now none keeps better up with the latest style and fashion than she does. Her quiet and accommo dating style has made hundreds of customers to this department. She is ably assisted by Miss Hattie Barr an expert trimmer from St. Louis and Miss Edna Shankle. H. W. Patton came to Arkan sas in 1880 and from Columbia in midwinter to Nevada in 1882 and with 2 yetrs exception which was spent in the free state of Pike, he has made his home in Nevada county, where his friends have grown with his acquain tances. He is now candidate for assessor and stands as good chance for the office as any man in the county. E. Y. Llakeiy was born in Clenton, fc>. C.,and came to Ark« ansas in 1859 and reached Ne vada county 1871 and since that time with the exception of a little experiance in Texas of 5 years he has made this his home. Like other good, true and tried citizens of Arkansas he came back to the garden spot of the south. In 1896 he was elected county assessor, and in 1898 was elected to the office of Sheriff and collector of our county which office he still holds to the satisfaction of our people and with credit to himself. No man has, perhaps, ever done more acceptable service than he. Captain William J. Blake. a gallant Confederate soldier now residing at Prescott, Arkansas, was born in Chester district. South Carolina, in 1838. He be came a citizen of Arkansas in 1856, and in December, 1861, en listed as a private in Company I, Fifteenth regiment Arkansas infantry. He was with this reg iment, under Col. James J. Gee, at Fort Heinaan. Tenn., when Grant’s movement against the forts on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers began, and being transferred across the river to Fort Henry took part in the defense of that p?st Febru ary 4 6, 1862. Marching thence to Fort Donelson, he took part in the battle of February 15th with the brigade of Col. Joseph Drake. At the surrender he escaped and went to Memphis, from there returning to Arkansas. Having lost his regiment, he began the organization of a new company, in which he was successful, and was elected captain. This became Company 1 of the First Trans Mississippi regiment, Col. J. C. Monroe commanding, with which Captain Blake took part in the EdF.Gee I Makes a Specistty of I 4finc (Tattle buys and sells, exchanges milk and breed stock for yearlings and scrub cows. Also carries a full line line GENTS5 FURNISHING GOODS: battles of Cane Hill and Prairie Grove, in the latter part of 1862, and on July 4. 1863, participated in the assault upon the Federal works at Helena. This attack failed, though characterized by desperate fighting on the part of the Confederate troops actually engaged, and Captain Blake, falling wounded near the enemy’s line, was made a prisoner. He was held at the prison camps at Alton. III., and Johnson’s Island, Lake Erie, until June 30, 1864. His regimen t at this time was a part of Gen. W. L. Cabell’s brigade, with which Captain Blake served during the remain der of the war. finally surrender ing at Marshall, Tex. We are under obligations to the Confederate Publishing Co. Atlanta, Ga., for above record of CaptBlake’s war record, which he says is in the main correct. Since the defeat of the confeder ate cause Capt. Blake has made his home in Nevada Co. He came to Prescott in 1879 and has stood by every thing that was honorable and right and still lives in full confidence of his neighbors and friends. A. Monson was born in Swed en in 1841. He came to the U. S. of America in 1869 and to Pres cott in 1871. He has watched every development of our city. He boarded the hands while the railroad was being constructed. He has watched her growth and development with anxiety. For llyearshehas been dealing in musical instruments and to day has the only music store in our town, llis honest dealings have won for him the confidence of our people, and a liberal patron age. G. B. McGraw Esq. came from Monroe Co., Miss, to Arkansas in 1852;during the civil war he car* ried his musket under the Con federate flag and suffered from the enemies bullet, but came out with a faith that said Confeder ates can’t be starved nor whip ped, but may be overpowered. Mr. McGraw has served our people as constable and justice of the peace for a number of years, and ranks among our truest and best citizens. W. H.Mack.our town marshall, is full-bred Nevada blood and of her best and mostprominent fam* lies. He was sleeted town mar shal at our last city election and is making full proof of his school ing under E. Y. Blakely as dep uty Sheriff. Every body likes Wib. N. M. Riley (successor to J. W. Phillips) opened business in our town December last and carries a full line of fancy grocries. Mr. Riley is a native of Arkansas. Tracy R. Thomas was born and raised in Little Rock, “the city of roses.” He came to Prescott in 1895 as president of