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NEVADA COUNTY PICAYUNE.
T W ICE-A-WE E K. 29th Year. Prescott, Arkansas, Saturday May 26, 1906. Number 26 ^ CHURCHES ARE UNITED Union of Cumberland and North ern Presbyterian Bodies Consummated 0NLy two DISSENTING VOTES! Appiause and Rejoicing Foliow State ment That Labor of Years Has Resulted in Desired Union i Des Moines, May 24. - T do i solemnly declare ana here pub licly announce that the basis of reunion and union is now in full force and effect ■ and that tne Cumberland Presbyterian church is now re-united with the Presby terian church in the L meed states of America as one cnuren. These words, spoken by Moder ator Hunter Corbett today to the Prersbyterian General Assembly, officially established the union of the Cumberland Presbyterian church with the Presbyterian church in the United States, con summating an effort which ex tended through many years. A storm of applause and rejoicing followed the announcement. A telegram was received yesterday which announced the adoption of the joint resolution of the Cumber land church. At the opening of the Des Moines convention a similar action was taken, and messages to that effect dispatch ed to Decatur. The most intensely dramatic scene of the ceremonies attending the formal union of the churches j was the vote against the; union by two commissioners. Moderator Corbett put the ques tion. which was in the form of a resolution, and called for the affirmative vote to be expressed >y the commissioners raising to their feet. Instantly the assem bly hall was converted into a stamping, cheering crowd As the hand*clapping and cheering (lied down and the commissioners took tht-ii seats, the moderator said "All who are of the opinion that themoti n should not : wail wi.i ilease rise." A laugh went around the hall, for it was believed tnat the re quest was a mere formality, and would meet with no response. To 1 the astonishment of all present two commissoners rose to their1 feet. Pandemonium broke loose, an,i- :t was feared for an instant that indignity would be offered the lonely men. One of the men was Dr. William Laurie, of Belle fontainee. Pa., and the other was Rev. Roger F. Cressey, of Jaek sonville. 111. Dr. Laurie is a stal wart Scotchman, and his person *hty dominated the convention. Greatly as I dislike to record m.v vote against this union, and deeply as 1 feel the pain of being forced to disagree with my broth *rs- I cannot conscientiously vote f°r this union. It is purely a Question between me and my God. Mr. Cressey, said This is -amatter of conscience with. me. I cannot honestly vote or union. ’ ’ A motion was made f at the negative votes be record er Cries of "No” were raised. r' Laurie was on his feet im mediately, declaring —■ I desire that the negative v°tes be recorded. 1 never yet V5* ashamed to stand bv mv con ations." The record was duly made. Atter the adoption of the reso uniting the churches and ‘ declaration by the moderator that the union was now consum mated, two representatives from the Cumberland assembly were introduced to the assembly — which came to its feet and ap plauded, cheered and waved hats and handkerchiefs for five min utes. The Cumberland visitors were Prof. W. H. Black, presi dent of the Missouri Valley Col lege, Lexington, Mo., and Dr. B. P. Fullerton, pastor of the Lucas Avenue Presbyterian church. St. Louis, Mo. Prof. Black was the Cumberland chairman . t h e joint committeon church rear on and union. Both made speeches to t .e as sembly expressing their -ratifica tion at the union and announcing that tomorrow Moderator I r a Landrith and a delegation of 7 others from the Cumberland as semb.'v would arrive in Des Moines to receive and extend official greetings. I he assembly telegrapned the Cumberland assembly at Decatur, 111., 'f the action on the question of union immediately after the juncture was declared operative and received a telegram in reply containg congratulations, an nouncing the official receipt of the information and the adjournment of the Cumberland assembly. Decatur, 111., May 24.- The Cumberland Presbyterian Gener al Assembly today received a telegram from the Presbyterian General Assembly announcing that the report on union had been adopted. The Cumberland as sembly adjourned almost imme diately after the message was re ceived. and the last business was a formal announcement that the two churches are now eompletly united as one. Decatur, 111., May.—The Com ber! and Presbyterian General Assembly nearly completed its business tonight and would have adjourned but that itawaited the action of the Pr^sbvterian as sembly on the question ot a union. A delegation was ap pointed to visit the assemble at Des Moines immediately after the adjournment of the Cumber land body to hear the greetings of the latter. A special commit tee replied to the protect filed t >_• unti-Unionists. pointing o t that ail oi tne points memioneu in tne protest had ''eed adjudi cated b. the church courts and had been affirmed by the civil courts. The work of the Board of Publication was approved by the assembly. Business was dispatched rapid ly today, the anti-Unionists showing no disposition to ob struct the proceedings. 1 he lat ter declare their purpose to or ganize and appoint a duplicate set of church boards and com mittees. It is said that these boards may institute suits against the existing boards. Judge Johns today decided the application for an injunction tc restrain the union of the Presby terian church against the con tention of those seeking the in junction. Judge Johns treated the church as a voluntary organi zation. the acts of whose highest tribunal are binding on all mem bers, and will not be interfered with by the courts if the act? art fair and honest He helc that courts of equity will not pas? on doctrinal matters, the decis ions’ll ecclesiastical judiciarie? being binding on civil courts a? to matters of faith The decis ion sets forth the various acts o: the Cumberland general assem j bly, and ,'savs: “These action: I of the assembly must .be held t< be a determination ot its righ' and power. As to the doctrine the cour I held that “whether the doctrines of the Cumberland Presbyterian church are widely variant from those of the Presbyterian church is an ecclesiastical question sole ly, upon which, having been de cided by an ecclesiastical judicia ry, the civil courts are powerless to inquire. ” The decision adds “No court has ever enjoined an ecclesiastical body from consider ing what action it should take. This application is without pre- j cedent. ’' The Baby at the Parsonage, ; From an Exchange A baby was born at the parson age on Saturday night. It was their first and the preacher dread ed facing the congregation on Tunday. So he decided to with-1 hold the news until Monaay The morning service was open ed he prayed, read the scripture lesson, and the choir got up to sing. The soprano started on her solo : — “For unto us a child is born.” ! The pastor colored and imagin-; ed everybody looking at him. He dropped his eyes. The alto took up this strain : “A child is born, a child is born.” Then the choir sang in unison, repeating over and over, so that no one had any doubt that a child had really been born. A choir repeating and pegging away at a proposition until you just natur ally feel what it saya must be so lor it would’nt be so insistent.— The preacher, too, was convicted -but was willing to let it go at that until the bass with a voice like a pile driver rubbed it in by singing “For unto us a child is born ! Wonderful ! Wonderful !” The pastor arose, blushed— looked at the audience, and said: “I had intended keeping this quiet until tomorrow, but the choir always gets onto the secret in some way or other. But I don’t see anything wonderful about a , child being born at the parson age. The levity was so great that the congregation was dismissed and all went over to see the cun !ng thing. Ramon's Liter PHI removes the bile. The Tonic Pellet tones up the system Combined form a Perfect Treatment. 25c. PRESCOTT 6-12 MALVERN 2-1 Prescott Takes Two Games From Malvern. In a game full of errors, Pres cott defeated Malvern to the tune of 6 to 2 on Thursday. W hile the locals played a much better game than on Monday against the Japs, at that they did not play the game they are capable of playing when going at their best. The Malvern boys got a bad start and were never a serious proposition. It was probably an off day and they ought to do better. For Prescott, Tompkins per formed beautiful and only up held his record as a steady twirl er. always doing his best and winning his games with any sort of support. There is a great future for “Cat-fish,'’ provided the gun factories stay in busi ness He also distinguished him self as a hitter and made 3 of the six runs. Keep it up Charles. Yager and Shakelford were there with the willow, and hit some, I guess. The team shows a marked im provement over Mondays game. We trust they have only started on a long string of victories. The second of the series was won by the locals by a score of 12 to 1. The feature of the game was the poor showing oi Malvern Dougan for Malvern, pitched good ball, but had poor support. With a good team behind him the game would have been close. The locals played winning bail and in every instance show ed a decided improvement over Thursday game. They had the strongest line-up of any game this season. The team played a fast fielding game and did good work at the bat, each player securing at least a hit—and some two or more. McLain pitched a steady game and held the locals safe at all stages, allowing four scattered hits. The team as a whole showed up well. Malvern plays hen again to day. and a good game is promis ed. They intend to strengthen the team and sa. that tsev must have one at least. This Buggy Business J CjjWe've been buying and selling them 1 for a long time, and it s no easy matter for a dealer to decide what manufac turer’s buggies to buy in order to give j his customers the best possible values for their money. We have come to the con elusion that THE STUDEBAKER, THE JOHN DEERE, THE BANNER, are, without question, the best we can buy at the prices, and when you buy a buggy from us, you not only use your own judgement, but our best judgement. Our Guarantee on a Buggy Is Worth Something PRESCOTT HARDWARE CO. i IN THE BIG BUILDING.) I HAPPENINGS OVER NEVADA News Gathered By Special Cor respondents Throughout The County. CROP REPORTS FAVORABLE «• - Farming Progressing Satisfactorily Oat Crop Promises Abundant Yield Outlook Cheerful IRON SPRINGS. Don’t forget the big singing at Iron Springs on the 1st Sunday in June. We had a nice rain Tuesday. S. W. Cox from Arcadia was down to see his grand parents Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Pittman, Sun day. Mr. Joe Dye has a new buggy. Look out girls. Dye and Butcher are putting in a phone line to their mill. Rev. W. G. Feits and C. M. Buchanan are down for a talk at the singing at the Spring the 1st. Sunday in June. A s this is my first, I will cut it short by saying, hurrah for the i big bridge across Missouri river. EMMET. Miss Alice Marshall is visiting ; in Hope. Mrs. Oscar Allen, is sick the the past few days. Mrs. Diffie, of Arkadelphia was visiting Mrs. .James Gale recently. Miss Maggie Gibson and her little niece Claudia, of Little Rock is visiting Grandmother Dailey here and will visit friends at New Liberty and vicinity. J. F. Snell and T. P. Tyree are on the “punie” iist this week. Mrs. C. P. Allen, was called up over the phone Wednesday evening and requesting her to go to Hope at one to -ee her son Lee, who has a severe case of in flamitory rheumatism. Little Joe Beaty, was sick the first of the week and wa> having spasms. In the future Mr. will give the ; news from this point in the mid week issue while the >ld man will come m on the Saturday paper, should tne readers or any get on their eai and want to do mortal combat they had better tackle the other fellow foi it will | i>e easier. Any news items, visitors in town or vicinity will be appreciated if handed in to I us. Masters Dave and Brice Cum mings, is here visiting their sister Mrs. Theo. Elgin. The friends of the R. F. D. boys will have a fish and squirrel dinner at some point on the creek Wednesday, the 30th, and we ex i pect to have the fish too. the j nets and seins will be set out the evening before. We want all to attend that can. We welcome our mail carriers—they are re spectfully invited to come and bring their best girls. Mr. J. E. Snell and Lee Hines have volunteered to tak>' an early start for the squirrels and we expect to muster in J. Alf Calla way. and Talmage Roseberry to hunt. The iaciies will see after the other arrangements if some one will appoint them each a commit tee of one to interest themselves and others. We call on C. P. Alien, T. and M. Garland, Joe Eaves, Dave ! Snell, John Moore and any others to help provide transportation for I the ladies and girls that have no | special conveyance. Dr. Purtle will please “russle” a good pot for the occasion. Lee Cook and J. Arnald Bull, will please provide sufficient cane poles for the girls, and an invita tion is extended to the editor. How would squirrel and dumplins hit you ? Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Calhoun en tertained several of their young friends Wednesday evening at Flinch Miss Em Christopher, of Prescott, and Mr. John E. Snell, Miss Nannie Warren, of Prescott, with Dr. C. C. Purtle. also Miss Neta Barton, Mr. Joe Youmans, Miss Gladys Dyke, of * Hope, with Mr. Ira Livingston, and Miss Marshall with Mr. Lemar Chambless. Miss Alice Monson, of Prescott, with J. M. Garland. Miss Deli McGough with Mr. Louis Breed. At the usual hour, refreshments with cream was served and at a late hour the guest departed. The graciousness of Mrs. Calhoun entertainment marked her as an ideal and charming hostess, and -all gave note to the expression of a pleas ant evening. SEREPTA. Some chills in this community at this writing. Cotton choping is the topic as well as the occupation now. Miss Topsy Crow accompanied j hv Randolph Cross went to Mt Morriah Sunday and report a grand sermon by the Pastor Rev. Anderson. J. P. Odom has two sick child ren. Dr. Tompkins of Morris is treating'jthem, we hope that they will soon be up again. The school meeting in this dis trict resulted in the re-ellection of W. A. Barker director and a 5 mill,tax for school purposes. Mrs. Smith is visiting at Dr. Welms this,week. Esq. J. H. Waddle made a flying trip to Hope the other day. D J. Morris and wife and Jim Waddle and wife of Harmony at tended service here Sunday. Prof. Sid Gentry and Morse Tomlin, of Caney Hill, attended church here Sunday. Morse and Sid are leading young men in their community and in this one too I rekcon as they left the church Sunday leading their horses. The executive committee for the Nevada Co. Sunday School is called to meet at Serepta the first Sunday in June at 9 o’clock to make arrangements for the convention which convenes the 14th of July 1906 the committee consists of Mr. Nelson, Mr. Han nah and Capt. Miller. The contract to work the grave yard at Mt. Morriah will be let at that place the 2nd day of June at 2 p. m. R. L. Gentry and betterhalf visited Prof. J. T. Gentry of this place Saturday and Sunday. Ira Hart, of Drab Hempstead county was visiting his parents here Sunday also Messrs. Elmer Ghormley and Will Honea, of Sutton were guests of Andrew land Mrs. Ethel Calhoun Saturday ; night and Sunday. ROSTON. A large number of old and Yoi v people were highly enter tained at the home of T. H. Whitehead, Saturday evening. I -ever have heard as much music in a small place, as I heard here. The old people were highly enter tained oy instrumental music, while the majority of young people had one of the finest drill (Continued on fourth page.)