Newspaper Page Text
NEVADA COUNTY PICAYUNE.
TWICE-A-WEEK. 29th Year. Prescott, Arkansas, Wednesday May 2, 1906. Number 19. CLARK SPEAKS ON RATE BILL Arkansas Senator Says Pending Bill is Not in Accordance With Demands of Public WOULD NOT REMEDY EVILS it fails to Provide that Order, of Inter.tate Commerce Commission Are not to Be Interfered With. Will Probab ly Introduce New Bill. Washington April 30,—Sena- j tor Clarke took up the rate bill as it had been debated by Messrs. | gaily and Spooner as to whether Congress had the power to limit, the power of granting prelimin-1 arv injunctions, and he said that1 unless some better authority was brought forward than that pre- j sented by the Wisconsin senator the rssault upon Mr. Bailey’s : contention would not be upheld. Mr. Clarke said he would not, make a wholesale attack upon j the issue of injunctions, for he believed the injunction to be a wholesome power, but he was convinced that congress could so provide that in certain cases pre liminary injunctions shall not be granted. After viewing the court opin ions having a bearing on court review, Mr. Clarke said: "I would just as soon have the [ senator from Rhode Island (Mr. Aldrich) write a judicial review provision as to write it myself. , I do not believe in the necessity ! for any provision, while he thinks everything is necessary. I think , the question is covered by the^ constitution, no matter what is in j the bill.” He condemned the bill, saying it would not permit the Inter state Commerce Commission to be prosecutor and executioner at1 the same time. "Then I hope the senator will offer some amendments to the | bill.” said Mr. Aldrich. "I would have to otfer a new j bill to get one that suits me,” responded Mr. Clarke. “And I would make a bill that would put the railroads in the business of j hauling freight and passengers j through the country instead of stocks and bonds through Wall I street.” Mr. Aldrich said that if the1 senator was right all that would be necessary would be to simply j assume that all the roads have a value of $25,000 per mile and then fix a rate to insure a return of 6 per cent. Mr. Clarke declared that he! would assume nothing of the kind and would insist upon a separate valuation in each case. Railroad companies were, he said, entitled to a reasonable re turn on the value of the property at the time used. Continuing, be said: “There could be no ‘broad’ re view nor ‘narrow’ review —no re view, indeed, except that per mitting the court to determine whether a rate fixed by the In terstate Commerce Commission was sufficient to satisfy the con stitutional requirement of just compensation.” Mr. Bacon questioned Mr. Clarke regarding his view as to the power of Congress to confer °n the courts the duty to review orders of the Interstate Com merce Commission affecting re gulations and practices and not the question of compensation. He said he had in mind especial ly questions relating to orders Riving discriminatory rates to °ne community over another. Mr. Clarke replied that the commission would have consider aole latitude of discretion in such matters involving judicial ques tions. He added that the Solu tion of all these problems was to be found in a mileage charge as the basis for railroad rates. Mr. Foraker called attention to the fact that under existing law the Supreme Court had held that in case of discrimination against a community a railroad could be enjoined. This being tine, he saw no reason for complicating the situation. Mr. Clarke said that in case of an appeal to the courts they may either endorse the rates fix ed or strike it out entirely, but Mr. Foraker contended that a court could enjoin all of a given rate that might be above just and reasonable compensation. Mr. Clarke also believed that the only judicial question involv ed was the question of just com pensation, and the courts could exercise jurisdiction on no other point. He thought there should be not only a valuation of the roads, but that the compensation should be fixed at 6 per cent. In the cases of the more valuable roads he would arrive at a correct return by determining the value of the property. “What would you do with roads that make nothing?” in quired Mr. Foraker. “Turn them over to somebody that could make money out of them,” reeponded Mr. Clarke. He admited that there might be cases in which it would be impossible to find a feasible scheme of making the roads pay stockholders. MARKET REPORT Prescott Market Corrected by W. B. Waller. COTTON - Middling; to-day. 10 1-2 Good middling. 10 3-4. CORN—Mixed, 65 to 70 cents. OATS—Feed. 45 to 50; HIDES—Green, 5 to 7c; dry salt, 7 1-2 to 10c, dry dint, 15 to 17c. WOOL—Burry unwashed, 10 to 15c; clean unwashed, 15 to 20 cents; tub washed, 25 to 30c. BEESWAX-20 to 25 cents. TALLOW—3 to 4c. DRY SALT MEAT - Extra short clejyr, 10 to 10 1-2 cents. SMOKED BACON - Extra Short, clear 10 3-4 to 11 cents. STOCK PEAS — Whipporwill, $1.25 to $1.50 per bushel. Republican Township Convention. Missouri Republican Township meeting will be held at the court House Thursday May 10th at 2 p. m. for the purpose of electing delegates to the county conven tion and such other business as may come before it. T. S. Bryan Sec. Jack Grayson, Alex Vaughn, B. R. Oastler, Committee. MERRY SPORT AT MONTE NE Fox Hunt, Fiddler's Contest and Other Doings to Be Held at this Popular Resort Fox Hunt Begins Today. Monte Ne, April 30. —There will be a notable fox hunt here this week, beginning on Wednes day and lasting till Saturday. It will be attended by lovers of the sport mainly from Missouri, Indian Territory and Arkansas. Red foxes are plentiful here and a chase can be started any time in 30 minutes. On the program is an experi ence meeting, a banquet and a fiddlers’ contest. Fiddlers of the Ozark mountains attend the fox hunts here and make merry the nights with the strings and bow. A great time is expected. PRESCOTT’S BUSINESS MEN Held Another Interesting Meet ing Monday at Bank of Prescott. COMMITTEE MAKES ITS REPORT Will Have Basket Picnic at Blue Lake Wed nesday, May 23. Jno. Mays Elected Chairman of Committee and J. M. Milburn Secretary The business men of our city j held an adjourned meeting .Mon-! day morning at the P>ank of Prescott at which quite a num ber of Prescott’s prominent bus-1 iness men were present and j much interest was manifested. The committee. \Y. B. Waller, 1 Sam T. White. Thos. C. McRae i and Geo. J. Terry, which was | appointed at a recent meeting to j .confer with the Clark County committee last Friday reported | that they decided to have a bas ket picnic at Blue Lake in Clark County on Wednesday, May 23. Jno. Hays was made chairman | of the committee and he will ap point a committee from Clark. J. M. Pittman, chairman of the meeting, appointed the fol lowing persons as the committee from this county: W. B. Waller, Sam T. White, Geo. J. Terry, W. T. Hart. 0. R. McDaniel and Jno. M. Milburn. Jno. M. Mil burn was elected secretary of the joint committee. This commit tee will nold a meeting- as soon as they can communicate with i Chairman Hays and proceed to effect an organization and lay out the work. The object of this gathering is to concert action which will re ! suit in erecting a bridge across the Little Missouri River on or near the Okolona road. This is not the first attempt to bridge this stream, but from the inter est exhibited by both Nevada and Clark citizens we have hope i of it being the last. There is no question of this be j ing a move in the right direction and if nothing else is accomplish ! ed it will result in a closer friend-1 ; ship between the two counties, but it is hoped that by concert j I of action it will result in the humane act of building a bridge j across this river. ___ BANK OF NEWPORT CLOSES DOORS Rtaion Given (or Suspeoiion It Large Loan Made Lumber Concern Which Hat Suffereed Heavy Lottei Recently. Newport, April 30. The Bank of Newport established in 1880. ! the oldest of the local banks, j with deposits of nearly $300,000, ! closed its doors this morning. A ! placard announced its suspension , with the statement that a receiv ■ er had been applied for. At a meeting of the directors ;held yesterday evening it was ! decided to suspend business, and one of the members or the board, j Attorney J. M. Stayton, was dis patched to Mammoth Spring to ask of Chancellor J. C. Hum phries the appointment of a re ceiver who will probably be Al corn Ferguson of this city. The announcement of the sus pension came as a shock to a | great majority of the people, though a number of large deposi tors had withdrawn their ac counts owing to a prevalent rum or of its impaired condition by reason of a large loan made to a large lumber company which, through the past year, suffered heavy losses on account of exces sive rains and inability to operate. Cashier R. M. Johnson says all depositors will be paid in full. HAPPENINGS OVER NEVADA News Gathered By Special Cor respondents Throughout The County. CROP PROSPECTS PROMISING Every indication Points to an Excellent Yield this Year. Corn Planting is Progress ing Rapidly. Cotton In Some Localities is Up GARLANDVILLE. We enjoyed the rain very much Monday. Most all the farmers will begin plowing corn this week. Any unnatural act on the part of Henry Shackleford may be looked over now that he is called papa. The music played by Prof. Sip Collins last Saturday night will long be remembered by all present. Joe and John Lowe, of Wal laceburg, were in these parts Sun day. Mr. Walter Nelson, of New Home, was the guest of Miss Myrtie Bolls Saturday night. The M. E. Conference will convene at Midway next Satur day. Everybody come. Preach ing Sunday. Rumor says we are going to have a wedding soon, but I think it will be a flash. Look out Drab how you talk about Tar Baby or you will have him grabbing at you. He is small but loud. Now Drab, if you hear a baby crying, you must come to his aid and comfort him. 0, say! Let every reader of the “Pic” get one or more of his friends to subscribe for the best county paper in Arkansas. April 30. PINEY GROVE. Mr. and Mrs. Cohen Calhoun attended Sunday School here Sunday. Mr. Bob Dougan took dinner Sunday with Mr. G. W. Crumby. Ask the boys how the foot-and half game went Sunday. Sam Sanders is the best danc er in the county. Pat for him and see. Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Calhoun, of near Rocky Mound, were in this vicinity Sunday. Also Mr. and Mrs. Will Cummins, of near Artesian. Ask W. L. Acree and C. H. Dougan why they didn’t go to the singing Sunday. We are sorry to hear that G. W. Crumby had to plant some of his cotton over. Mardie Crumby is visiting his sister, Mrs. Maud Harmon this week. May 1. -o HICKORY GROVE We have been having some fine sunshine during the past week. The health of this community is fine, except Jim who was sick Sunday. F. P. Harris cleaned of the graves of his children at Arte sian Saturday. The whole grave yard is in need of cleaning up. It looks like the jungles of Africa Come together people and clean it off. The farmers of this vicinity all have a nice stand of cotton and corn. The Grove Band will play at Mrs. Guthrie’s Saturday night. L. B. Hawley visited his moth er Sunday. Will Ellis attended the singing at Moscow Sunday. Some of our young people at tended the singing at Mr. John Guthrie’s Sunday. Clifton suc ceeded in getting to the railroad where he sat down on the cross ties with a silly grin. The people of Artesian are get ting into the middle of a bad fix as the doctor has lost his pill bag. That’s right, Doc. Hunt ’em up and come again. It is reported that Mr. Chas. Moore has *a .net in the creek. He says it is his own make and is catching some nice fish. Mr. John McSweeney was the guest of Mr. Jim Harris Sunday. Mr. F. P. Harris has been sick the past few days. Mrs. Norman visited her daughter, Mrs. McMillian, in Prescott Sunday. “The good old summer time” has just arrived with his sun shine. April 30. o ARTESIAN. Cotton is coming up nicely in this community. Several of the farmers have plowed their corn. Fishing parties have been num erous the past week. There will be a party at Mr. A1 Wakes Saturday night. Every body invited to come and bring his girl. Miss Hattie Landers attended the singing at DeAnn Sunday. John Harris and Miss Anna Black attended singing Sunday. There was a chewing gum agent at the dance Saturday but he gave all of his gum to the widow. Rile Scaggs was able to be out Saturday, after a brief illness. Norman Martin says that the over-flowing well water at Mr. Davis’ will cure chills. Clarance Jones, of Clayton, | was in our midst Sunday. Success to the Picayune and its ; many readers. | April 30. LANEBURG. The meeting at Pisgah Satur- 1 day and Sunday was well attend ed and was quite an interesting | ; occasion. Mr. Sam Shattock and wife of Prescott, visited friends at Berkman’s Mill here Saturday j 1 night and Sunday. I Mr. and Mrs. Nat Martin, of Prescott, attended church at Pis !gah Sunday. ; Tom Weaver and family who have been living in Hope for the past several months, are moving to Berkman’s Mill in this vicinity Some of tne people went to Bodcaw Sunday to hear Dr. ! Autrey preach and witness the ordination of two ministers, one of whom was Prof. Hollis of the J Bodcaw High School. Mrs. Amanda Robinson nee Woodul, wife of Sam J. Robin son. died at their home near De Queen, Sevier County, Arkansas, last week. She was a sister to Thos. J. and Henry Woodul and | was born and reared in the vicin ity of Sutton. She leaves be ! sides a bereaved husband, three i children, one son and two daugh i ters and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn her de parture. Old Uncle Willis Gates, who died at the home of his son-in law, W. J. Sutton on Friday night, was buried at Union I Church Sunday evening. We are informed that Jasper ; N. Garrett, of De£ nn, lost his youngest child by death a few days ago. fcrop prospects are favorable. Colfton planting will soon be (Continued on fourth page.) MEN WHO WORE GRAY Will Meet at Richmond, Virgin ia in 1907. Meeting at New Orleans Well Attended. GEN. CABELL AWARDED MEDAL General Cabell was Awarded Gold Medal by Veterans of Arkansas on Second Day of Reunion. All Report Excel lent TimeinNew Orleans Last Wednesday in the heart of New Orleans, a city which has borne the brunt of battle and has worn the weeds of mourning for its sake, the Confederacy was revived again by those who cherish it for everything that it was intended to be, and who will love it until they die for what it means to them and to the South. The tales of heroism, the sacri fice, the agony and the glory of the great days were told again to those who never weary of the story, and who cheered and wept by turns as the bright and som bre side of the picture was turn ed to view. No reunion was ever held un der fairer auspices, The weath er was perfect, the arrangement of the temporary building erect ed for the reunion were unsur pafsed, and the details of the vast work of handling the great throng of visitors were carried out with precision and care. The first day saw the reunion formally launched upon its career. Gen. S. D. Lee, the commander-in-chief, Adjt. Gen. Mickle and other officers of the organization presented their re ports, and Gen. Lee delivered his formal address. There were other speaches al most without number. The vet erans were welcomed by Gov. Blanchard for the state, by May or Behrman for the city, by the Veterans of Louisiana, the Sons of Veterans of Louisiana, by the citizens of New Orleans and by members of various affiiated societies. There were songs by young women and reverent pray ers by ministers of the gospel. One afternoon was given to the memory of the Confederate dead and addresses extolling their valor, patriotism and devo tion were cheered again and again. Beautiful women and stalwart men combined their voices in songs of praise, and the whole service proved that while the men themselves are gone, the memory of what they were and of what they did will never be forgotton by those who have inherited the land they fought to save. The hall where the reunion was held was made as beautiful as a structure of bare boards could be made. Roof pillars were covered with bunting of red white and blue, and the national emblem and the stars and stripes were everywhere. Streamers of tissue, caught up at intervals with small Confederate flags, concealed the roof. At regular intervals were placed portraits of the Confederate dead. With the exception of the time consumed in the presentation to General Cabell of a gold medal by the veterans of Arkansas, the second day of the reunion was in the opening hours devot ed to business. The reports of the committees on credentials and Battle Abbey and the histor ical committee being received and approved. The report of the committee on credentials gave the total number of camp, repre sented as seven hundred and fif ty-five, with an aggregate of two thousand, three hundred and thirteen votes. The city of Richmond, Virgin ia, was unanimously selected as the meeting place for 1907.